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From treachery in the Caribbean to mischief in the Mediterranean, from murderous drama to sleek black comedy, from a baffling number of suspects to a single confrontation with a maniacal rapist, here is a tantalising and varied excursion round motives and methods in the realm of crime - a collection of wittily told and deftly turned stories, with a twist.
A collection of Antonia Fraser's compelling stories exploring the dark hearts and lethal secrets of criminals. This collection features the tale of the jealous wife who engineers revenge for the lovers who wronged her.
Nine short stories, most of them featuring ace sleuth Jemima Shore.
Investigating Jemima Shore, biting the biter as it were, is not exactly an easy task since there is little co-operation to be expected from the person concerned: like most professional interviewers, Jemima hates being interviewed. Under the circumstances, we may as well start with her entry in Who's Who.
In "Death of An Old Dog," Gavin's decision to have her new husband's aged spaniel put down leads to a strange deal and a tragic end. "Doctor Zeit" deals disturbingly with death and intuition. In "Boots," Emily finds a way of dealing with her mother's suitor.
Alejandro Navarro Vasquez, the Conde Olivares, has long desired vengeance. . . ;. His wife betrayed him with an act that, by the proud Spaniard's code, was unforgivable. What's more, the breakdown of their marriage is a bitter truth that undermines Alejandro's every achievement. Alejandro's opportunity for justice comes when the private detective he's hired pinpoints Jemima's whereabouts. . . ;and delivers the news that she has a two-year-old son. Clearly her wanton ways have led to an illegitimate birth. . . ;. But no matter: Alejandro is determined to settle the score with his runaway wife.
Jen gets up at six. The sun is not up yet. It is not hot.
In Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster learned how to come to terms with her body. In My Fair Lazy, she expanded her mind. Now the New York Times bestselling author gives herself--and her generation--a kick in the X, by facing her greatest challenge to date: acting her age. Jen is finally ready to put away childish things (except her Barbie Styling Head, of course) and embrace the investment-making, mortgage-carrying, life-insurance-having adult she's become. From getting a mammogram to volunteering at a halfway house, she tackles the grown-up activities she's resisted for years, and with each rite of passage she completes, she'll uncover a valuable--and probably humiliating--life lesson that will ease her path to full-fledged, if reluctant, adulthood. .
From the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, a tender tale of a young student and her clever pet.
Legendary sports writer Dan Jenkins delivers a golf history lesson that is unrivaled in its scope and style. In this seminal collection, Dan Jenkins has selected the funniest and most riveting stories from his epic career as a writer forSports IllustratedandGolf Digest, where his wry reportage of golf's most thrilling finishes, historic moments, and heartbreaking collapses brought legions of fans intimately close to the action. All the greatest moments of golf over the last sixty years are here: Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach, Arnold Palmer at Cherry Hills, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead at Oakmont, and of course Tiger Woods, just about everywhere. As much about journalism and watching the growth of one of our most cherished sports writers, as it is about the great game of golf,Jenkins at the Majorsis a must read for sports fans and golfers alike.
This book provides a problem-solution approach to some common tasks and some uncommon tasks using Jenkins and is well-illustrated with practical code examples. If you are a Java developer, software architect, technical project manager, build manager, or development or QA engineer, this book is for you. You should have a basic understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle and Java development, as well as a rudimentary understanding of Jenkins.
If you are a Java developer, a software architect, a technical project manager, a build manager, or a development or QA engineer, then this book is ideal for you. A basic understanding of the software development life cycle and Java development is needed, as well as a rudimentary understanding of Jenkins.
Streamline software development with Jenkins, the popular Java-based open source tool that has revolutionized the way teams think about Continuous Integration (CI). This complete guide shows you how to automate your build, integration, release, and deployment processes with Jenkins--and demonstrates how CI can save you time, money, and many headaches. Ideal for developers, software architects, and project managers, Jenkins: The Definitive Guide is both a CI tutorial and a comprehensive Jenkins reference. Through its wealth of best practices and real-world tips, you'll discover how easy it is to set up a CI service with Jenkins. Learn how to install, configure, and secure your Jenkins server Organize and monitor general-purpose build jobs Integrate automated tests to verify builds, and set up code quality reporting Establish effective team notification strategies and techniques Configure build pipelines, parameterized jobs, matrix builds, and other advanced jobs Manage a farm of Jenkins servers to run distributed builds Implement automated deployment and continuous delivery
If you are a Jenkins novice or beginner with a basic understanding of continuous integration, then this is the book for you. Beginners in Jenkins will get quick hands-on experience and gain the confidence to go ahead and explore the use of Jenkins further.
Voodoo, ghosts and heroes with shadowy pasts. Welcome to the dark, seductive world of Jenna Ryan's Shadows...Black Rose: After Mia LeMay witnesses a brutal murder from her French Quarter balcony, her life is in danger. But who's the greater threat? The killer tracking her through the haunted swamps of Cajun country, or the irresistibly sexy man who's supposed to be protecting her?Blood Orchid: Dr. Kate Marshall is in the business of saving lives. But can she save herself? As an assassin stalks her through the foggy streets of San Francisco, driving her ever deeper into a world of phantoms and black magic, the only person she can trust is the brooding trauma surgeon who's also a target.Scarlet Bells: Rosemary Sayer never wanted her second sight. Now it's made her the target of a voodoo-obsessed madman. Back in the bayou, a former navy SEAL is her only ally-and soon, he's much more. But, as the killer drives them toward a final reckoning, Rosemary and her lover are forced to question everything they think they know about themselves and each other....
Jenna Starborn was created out of frozen embryonic tissue, a child unloved and unwanted. Yet she has grown up with a singularly sharp mind--and a heart that warms to those she sees as less fortunate than herself. This novel takes us into Jenna Starborn's life, to a planet called Fieldstar, and to a property called Thorrastone--whose enigmatic lord will test the strength of that tender and compassionate heart.
Summer camp means lots of things: new friends, roommates, bug bites, bathroom duty...But it's also a chance to be on your own and to reinvent yourself. A shy girl can become the belle of the ball, and ajock might find new competition. Natalie, Jenna, Grace, and Alex have all found themselves at Camp Lakeview for different reasons. And each is keeping a secret. But if everyone is hiding something, how will they ever become friends? Jenna Bloom is a Lakeview legacy. She's been coming to camp for three years and so have her brothers. All of her brothers. Jenna used to think that was cool, but lately she's been dying for some independence. Bubbly, outgoing Jenna has always been known for her pranks. But now her jokes are less and less funny. Are the family ties pulled too tightly-or is there something else going on?
Jenni Finds a FatherChilly British nobleman Alec Devereaux seethed with desire to reclaim his ancestral estate. Warmhearted American Tess Parish longed to gain custody of her orphaned kid sister and give Jenni a daddy. Via one sly document, both could achieve their dreams. If they wed for one full year...Twelve loveless months seemed unbearably long to Tess and Alec. But Jenni and Alec's own little girl instantly bonded-and soon hatched a plan to thrust Tess into Alec's arms. Still, Alec's heart was buried deep in ice. And if Tess failed to unearth it in time, Jennie might never find a father....
LIKE A BLAZING SHOOTING STAR, JENNI RIVERA LIT UP THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, YET THE SKY SWEPT HER AWAY BEFORE HER TIME Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Life of a Warrior Butterfly: Full color photos The complete discography of Jenni Rivera Billboard lists of sales rankings of Jenni's songs Exclusive interviews A complete, entertaining, and objective biography Written by one of the country's leading experts in Latin music Jenni Rivera was the top-selling artist within the Regional Mexican music genre. With a weekly radio show, her own reality show, a makeup and clothing line, and her own foundation, she was at the height of her career and life. Everything she had conquered, with blood, sweat, tears, and smiles, hap¬pened, as she said, with God leading her by the hand. However her life, her dreams, and the joy she shared with so many came to a tragic end just before dawn on December 9, 2012. In Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Story of a Warrior Butterfly, Leila Cobo-pianist, TV host, and Executive Director for Latino content and programming at Billboard-brings us Jenni Rivera's intimate and moving biography, reflecting on the party girl, the elegant woman, the great diva, the friend, the mother, and the grandmother. Discover the humble beginnings of Jenni's life and career, as well as the emotional and sometimes turbulent moments that defined her persona and spirit. Like a candle blown out before her time, we not only lost the "Unforgettable One," the "Queen of Queens," the "Warrior Butterfly," we also lost a brave woman who fearlessly faced life's ups and downs to attain the happiness she so fervently wanted for herself and her family. With Jenni's departure, we celebrate a shining legacy that will forever reverberate within every note of her voice. .
When Professor Hugo Archibald finds an orphaned baby chimp in Africa, it seems like the most normal thing in the world for him to bring the brave little toddler home to Boston to live with his wife and two small children. Jennie quickly assimilates into mid-sixties suburban life, indulging in the rambunctious fun one would expect from a typical American kid of her generation: riding breakneck on her own tricycle, playing with Booger the kitten and a Barbie doll, fighting with her siblings over use of the TV, and--as a teenager--learning to drink, smoke pot, and curse just like her human peers. Attaining an impressive command of American Sign Language, Jennie absorbs a warped vision of heaven from a neighborhood minister, experiences first-hand the bureaucracies of the American health-care system, and even has her own fifteen minutes of fame. Jennie's story--hilarious, poignant, and ultimately tragic--introduces to American literature one of the most endearing animal heroines in modern fiction.
Jennie Finch fell in love with baseball as a four-year-old when her mother took her to Dodger games. A year later, her parents signed her up for softball lessons and the young girl was instantly smitten. As a youngster, Jennie dominated travel softball and later became a star player at La Mirada High School in Southern California. During her time at University of Arizona, she set an NCAA record with 60 consecutive wins. Blessed with remarkable pitching ability, good looks and role-model sportsmanship, Jennie became a breakout celebrity at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where she captured gold with Team USA. A children's biography, Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar details the California native's journey as she transitioned from a shy youngster playing in a t-ball league to become softball's most famous face, a devoted mother of three and a legend in women's sports.
Because of the original manuscripts which have been available to the University of Pennsylvania, this version of Greiser's work more closely resembled his uncut edition, which was not published. This is an excellent resource for fans and students alike. An extensive bibliography has been included.
Regarded as one of Dreiser's best novels, Jennie Gerhardt is here recaptured as it was originally written, restoring it to its complete, unexpurgated form.
(Volume II, The Dramatic Years 1895-1921)