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Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children.A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time.Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in an abandoned house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invitation. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano: a delicate porcelain doll. It's a message. And a threat. With the killers at large, Detectives Byrne and Balzano have just seven more days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from the streets.
Revenge has never been served so cold. Joe Kurtz, former investigator and convicted felon, is on parole. But the years he spent in Attica didn't make his old haunts any safer. Back on the streets of Buffalo, he's already marked by a local Mafia don. As if watching his back weren't enough work, Kurtz has also been hired by a gravely ill John Frears, whose daughter met a grisly fate at the hands of a murderer. Frears wants one thing before he dies: for Kurtz to find the fiend that the authorities couldn't. But the calculating killer--a master at changing identities--has a little unfinished business of his own. Dodging a contract on his head and tracking a serial killer on the loose, Kurtz plunges headfirst into the icy waters of revenge as both victim and avenger.
Why is it that some writers struggle for months to come up with the perfect sentence or phrase while others, hunched over a keyboard deep into the night, seem unable to stop writing? In The Midnight Disease, neurologist Alice W. Flaherty explores the mysteries of literary creativity: the drive to write, what sparks it, and what extinguishes it. She draws on intriguing examples from medical case studies and from the lives of writers, from Franz Kafka to Anne Lamott, from Sylvia Plath to Stephen King. Flaherty, who herself has grappled with episodes of compulsive writing and block, also offers a compelling personal account of her own experiences with these conditions.
Kyle's summer is shaping up to be just like he'd hoped. He's finally getting to spend two months at his father's cabin in Michigan, learning how to shoot guns, drive trucks, and be a real man. But he can't help but wonder what's really going on in his dad's gun club. He doesn't start getting uneasy until he finds out the gun club is really a militia preparing for war with the federal government. And he doesn't start getting scared until he finds out what the militia is planning to do.
Simple Recipes for a Wholesome Start Nothing compares with making your own baby food: It's fresh and unprocessed, you choose what goes into it, and it is a delicious way to introduce your child to a world of flavors. In Real Baby Food, Jenna Helwig helps you fit this loving act into a busy day's routine by making the process easy, fast, and flexible with 100 meals to begin a lifetime of healthy eating--from the moment your baby takes her first bite of solid food through her toddler years when she's happily ensconced in a booster seat at the family table. Real Baby Food is your guide to these important first years of eating. Find the building blocks of starting your child on solid foods, how to recognize food allergies, and easy ways to cook in bulk. Recipes progress from single-ingredient purées to multi-flavor blends like Salmon, Kale, and Sweet Potato Smash; then move on to finger foods--Turkey Meatloaf Bites, Maple Graham Animals--and finally toddler meals and snacks. Most can be made ahead and frozen, many are easily adapted for grown-up tastes, and all include full nutritional information.
Over 220 amazing vegan recipes from the the author behind the blog HealthyHappyLife.com More and more people are going vegan, realizing that doing so can mean being healthier and happier. A diet free of animal products also means living a greener life and changing the world for the better--one plate at a time. Kathy Patalsky, creator of the popular vegan food blog Healthy.Happy.Life, read by millions, makes sure eating vegan is fun and delicious too. In Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen, it's hard to believe that some of the flavor-packed recipes, like the Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich and Ultra Creamy Cashew Veggie Pot Pie, are actually vegan. Along with the inventive recipes, the book also includes guides to help "veganize" your kitchen, cooking techniques for vegan staples, and wellness tips, making it the perfect book for both long-time vegans and newcomers alike.
Over 130 comfort food classics revisited by Chopped judge and one of New York's favorite chefs Marc Murphy has been cooking in the finest kitchens in the world for nearly 30 years. Now, the chef and owner of four popular New York City restaurants, and regular judge on Food Network's top-rated show Chopped, has finally written his first cookbook. In Season with Authority, Murphy's dishes are without pretense and the recipes are perfect for the home cook. Murphy presents his favorite recipes using simple methods that produce extraordinary results. There are comfort foods such as Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Smoked Mozzarella and Ricotta Fritters, and Pain Perdu, along with best-ever versions of familiar dishes like the "Everything Bagel" Cured Salmon with Dill Slaw, Deviled Eggs with Fried Oysters, and his award-winning Big Marc Burger. Murphy also includes recipes for staples that elevate cooking to the next level, like Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette, Homemade Ricotta, and Pesto Genovese. These are recipes that home cooks will turn to again and again and are sure to impress.
Long celebrated as a versatile ingredient in cuisines across the globe, yogurt has recently emerged as a food of nearly unparalleled growth here in the United States. The time has come for a modern, far-ranging cookbook devoted to its untapped culinary uses. In Yogurt Culture, award-winning food writer Cheryl Sternman Rule presents 115 flavorful recipes, taking yogurt farther than the breakfast table, lunchbox, or gym bag. Rule strips yogurt of its premixed accessories and brings it back to its pure, wholesome essence. In chapters like Flavor, Slurp, Dine, and Lick, she pairs yogurt not just with fruit but with meat, not just with sugar but with salt, not just with herbs but with fragrant spices whose provenance spans the globe. She provides foolproof, step-by-step instructions for how to make yogurt, Greek yogurt, and labneh at home, though all of her recipes can also be prepared with commercial yogurt. Rule explores yogurt from every angle, explaining how to read a label, visiting producers large and small, and gaining entry to the kitchens of cooks from around the world. Deeply researched and peppered with stories, interviews, and full-color photographs, Yogurt Culture offers a fresh, comprehensive take on a beloved food.
A retired engineer in rural Britain finds himself caught up in the murderous machinations of an ancient pagan blood cult A former British mining engineer, Yarrow is hoping to start over in the English countryside as the owner and operator of a small combination inn and garage. But while staying the night at a prospective property near Avalon, he is awakened by a loud pounding at the door--and opens it to discover a distraught, seemingly mad visitor babbling on about all manner of incomprehensible concerns. Intrigued by the engaging lunatic Barnabas Fosworthy and unable to turn a deaf ear to his desperate pleas for help in finding a missing young woman, the all-too-good-hearted Yarrow inadvertently invites grave danger into his life. Fosworthy is part of a circle of crazed fanatics tied to ancient and terrifying beliefs--and before Yarrow realizes what he has gotten himself into, he finds himself trapped in an underground cavern, the prisoner of determined cultists who view murder as a gift. Now he must pursue every conceivable path toward escape--or consign himself a horrifying end. Chilling, surprising, and utterly riveting, The Courtesy of Death is a wildly imaginative suspense yarn that blends intrigue with a touch of the otherworldly. Filled with action and unforeseen twists, this is the bravura work of a master storyteller operating at the very top of his game.
Accused of treason, a former British security operative and his ally must run for their lives across a vast and wild English landscape According to British intelligence, Alwyn Rory is a traitor to his country. They say the ex-security officer accepted a considerable sum of money from enemy agents, and in return, helped to facilitate the escape of a dangerous spy. Now the supposed turncoat is believed to be in the Soviet Union, having freely defected to the Russian side, leaving his once-beloved homeland behind forever. The reality, however, is far more complicated. Alwyn Rory never left the island. Instead, he has gone to ground in the English countryside with fellow fugitive Adrian Gurney. Survival is the name of the game, but with the CIA, the KGB, and MI6 all dedicated to the covert termination of Rory and Gurney, two men without a country don't stand a chance. Acclaimed author Geoffrey Household combines peerless storytelling with an abiding love for the wild places of Great Britain in a gripping, evocative, breakneck-paced Cold War thriller that races from the South Devon coast to the vast and beautiful Marlborough Downs. As visual and intelligent as it is surprising and exciting, Red Anger is an enduring masterwork of twentieth-century espionage and adventure fiction.
A New York cop goes after an escaped prisoner with murder on his mind For a hit-and-run with a stolen car, Lenny Cervera bought himself five to ten in Sing Sing. When his sentence comes down, this two-bit thug vows revenge on everyone who helped put him there. He swears to kill the judge, the district attorney, and the cop who cuffed him: Lieutenant Clancy, the toughest detective in the NYPD. But Clancy pays him no mind. Every hood talks tough when he's going up river, but Sing Sing always breaks them down. Clancy has no idea that Lenny Cervera is about to arrange an early release. Four convicts bust out of the prison in a provision truck and are speeding through Ossining when a local cop stops them. The encounter leaves one con dead, another injured, and the cop clinging to life. Lenny Cervera gets away. Clancy knows Cervera is coming for him. He will be waiting with a gun.
The seemingly innocuous mission of a part-time British spy and devoted family man soon places the lives of his loved ones in dire jeopardy Family man, estate agent, and ex-army infantryman Roger Taine has already served crown and country exceedingly well, most recently by derailing an insidious conspiracy by modern-day fascists. Now the Foreign Office is asking for his help once again. A former adversary of Taine's claims to be turning over a new leaf and is offering to expose a plot by East German Communists to infect British livestock with a deadly disease. What at first seems to be no more than a ludicrous invention of an overactive imagination soon draws Taine into the lethal crossfire of an internal power struggle between opposing Red factions, plunging him into a secret war that threatens to turn the waters off the Dorset coast crimson with human blood. But for Roger Taine, the stakes have never been higher--for if he falters in his mission to prevent the unthinkable, it could cost the lives of his own beloved children. In this riveting sequel to the acclaimed A Rough Shoot, one of the most able and prolific thriller writers of the twentieth century delivers a superb Cold War adventure brimming with action and unrelenting suspense. A Time to Kill is a gripping tale of intrigue and danger with a breathtaking climax that will keep readers perched on the edges of their seats.
A terrorist with a conscience turns against his radical cadre in a desperate attempt to prevent a nuclear nightmare Julian Despard has devoted his life to the New Revolution. As cell leader for the notorious international terrorist organization Magma, he works tirelessly in the shadows for the downfall of established governments. But in the aftermath of the successful theft of a large arms shipment in the Mediterranean--a criminal operation that he masterminded--Despard suddenly finds himself questioning his radical ideals. Magma's recent victory has brought Despard and his cohorts nuclear materials to be deployed against one of the world's most populous cities: London. Despard's conscience will not allow him to take part in the horrific slaughter of many thousands--perhaps millions--of innocents, but attempting to prevent the organization from going through with its plan will turn his former compatriots into lethal, unforgiving enemies. Still, Despard can see no alternative--even with the police closing in on one side and terrorist killers approaching from the other--for the clock is ticking down the seconds to doomsday. Written decades before 9/11 and the realities of twenty-first-century global terrorism, Geoffrey Household's chilling, eerily prescient thriller is even more powerful and relevant today than when it first appeared in print.
The accidental killing of a poacher on an ex-British Army officer's land embroils him in an insidious international conspiracy Roger Taine purchased the shooting rights on 450 acres of Dorset farmland in order to commune with nature and secure fresh game for his family's dinner table. But during a fateful October rabbit hunt, Taine's attempt to teach a lesson to a pair of suspected poachers takes a tragic, unexpected turn, leaving one man lying dead in the evening's chill. Fearing a manslaughter charge and a possible prison sentence, the salesman and former British Army colonel panics, disposing of the body before returning home to await the inevitable arrival of police investigators. But they never come. Instead, Taine finds that his rash actions and their deadly unintended consequences have pulled him into the heart of an international conspiracy of espionage and terror. Suddenly Roger Taine is a man on the run, encountering death all along the way, in a race against time to prevent the rise of what may well be the greatest threat to the European continent since the fall of the Third Reich. A gripping tale of suspense, intrigue, and adventure, A Rough Shoot is a nonstop thrill ride with surprises waiting around every hairpin turn--a classic thriller in the Alfred Hitchcock vein that will keep readers riveted until the final word.
The discovery of a valuable Central American artifact sends a desperate thief racing halfway around the globe and into a world of violence, mystery, and deadly chaos The world has not been kind to Edmond Hawkins. Having recently fled an African nation suffering under the iron rule of a brutal dictator, Hawkins finds himself in London, penniless and with no prospects. A desperate man, he is driven to thievery, but when he pilfers a bag from a strange woman, his luck begins to change. Looking inside, he finds that in addition to a large amount of cash is a pendant made of solid gold, a rare and priceless artifact that Hawkins soon learns is a national treasure from the tiny Central American nation of Malpelo. Convinced that destiny has come knocking, he sets out across the ocean only to find himself plunged into the fiery heart of violence and revolution once he arrives. Hawkins soon realizes that his actions have inadvertently sparked an inexorable chain of events that could have devastating consequences. The last work of acclaimed and prolific British novelist Geoffrey Household, Face to the Sun is a fitting finale to a long and illustrious career. Rich in action, atmosphere, and suspense, it is another riveting adventure from a true master who stands alongside Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and H. Rider Haggard.
To keep his wife in furs, a smuggler sneaks a painting across the Spanish frontier It is 1948, and few in Belgium live comfortably enough to haggle over payment--particularly those who make their living outside the law. Kek Huuygens is an exception. As far as his wife knows, this dapper gentleman is an art appraiser who moves in the finest circles. But although Kek knows all there is to know about art, he does not appraise it. He moves it--from one thief to another. Kek is the finest smuggler in Europe, and he charges accordingly. After all, his wife has expensive taste. A miniature masterpiece by the Dutchman Frans Hals has gone missing from Sotheby's. Kek has twenty-four hours to move it from Brussels to Madrid, avoiding all the police of Western Europe and a murderous thief who feels he has been double crossed. The job will make him a fortune--if he survives long enough to collect it.
An English university professor on holiday in Spain is drawn into a web of intrigue and murder surrounding an intoxicating woman of mystery Dr. Philip Ardower is fascinated by the stunning beauty in a red cape he encounters on a beach in Spain outside the Hostal de las Olas. While immediately charmed by the lady's sophistication and pluck, the British academic knows nothing of the enchanting Olura's personal history, or the rumors that have accompanied her recent arrival as the companion of an African politician. But when an Italian paparazzo in search of scandal is discovered dead in her hotel room, Olura has no one but Ardower to turn to for help. Suddenly they are on the run together, fleeing the police, the hungry press, and determined assailants who wish them grievous harm, on a furious flight that leads them into the treacherous mines and mountains of Basque Country. In a single day, Andower's once-quiet life is transformed by passion, terror, and violent death into a desperate fight for survival--and a race against the clock to find answers to the perplexing and dangerous mystery of Olura Manoli. One of the twentieth century's most prolific and acclaimed purveyors of intrigue and suspense, Geoffrey Household delivers a richly colorful and evocative thriller brimming with action, mystery, and romance. Recalling the very best of cinematic master Alfred Hitchcock, Household's Olura introduces a heroine readers will not soon forget.
With a Foreword by Beyonce, and an Introduction by Dr. Dean Ornish A groundbreaking vegan program designed to transform your mental, emotional, and physical health in just 22 days. Founded on the principle that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, The 22-Day Revolution is a plant-based diet designed to create lifelong habits that will empower you to live a healthier lifestyle, to lose weight, or to reverse serious health concerns. The benefits of a vegan diet cannot be overstated, as it has been proven to help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, decrease blood pressure, and even reverse diabetes. As one of today's most sought-after health experts, exercise physiologist Marco Borges has spent years helping his exclusive list of high-profile clients permanently change their lives and bodies through his innovative methods. Celebrities from Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, and Pharrell Williams, to Gloria Estefan, and Shakira have all turned to him for his expertise. Beyonce is such an avid supporter that she's partnered with Borges to launch 22 Days Nutrition, his plant-based home delivery meal service. Now, for the first time, Borges unveils his coveted and revolutionary manifesto, featuring the comprehensive fundamentals of starting a plant-based diet. Inside, you'll find motivating strategies, benefits and tips for staying the course, delicious recipes, and a detailed 22-day meal plan. With this program, you will lead a healthier, more energetic, and more productive life--helping you to live the life you want, not just the one you have.From the Hardcover edition.
A new translation of this gripping domestic tragedy, set in Simenon's very own neighbourhood. Book twelve in the new Penguin Maigret series.One by one the lighted windows went dark. The silhouette of the dead man could still be seen through the frosted glass like a Chinese shadow puppet. A taxi pulled up. It wasn't the public prosecutor yet. A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake. Summoned to the dimly-lit Place des Vosges one night, where he sees shadowy figures at apartment windows, Maigret uncovers a tragic story of desperate lives, unhappy families, addiction and a terrible, fatal greed.Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret Mystified and The Shadow in the Courtyard.'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The IndependentFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
How much of yourself are you willing to sell?Brian DeLeeuw hits that sweet spot between literary and commercial suspense with his brilliantly adept, ingeniously plotted novel--a chilling, fast-paced drama that urges readers to question the meaning of atonement and whether revenge might sometimes be the only way we can liberate ourselves from our past.Twenty-five-year-old med school dropout Simon Worth is an organ broker, buying kidneys and livers from cash-strapped donors and selling them to recipients whose time on the waitlist is running out. When a seemingly straightforward liver transplant has an unexpectedly dangerous outcome, Simon finds himself on the run. In order to survive, he must put aside his better moral judgment and place his trust in a stranger who has a shocking secret.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders--as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."--Huffington Post "Sabaa Tahir spins a captivating, heart-pounding fantasy."--US Weekly "An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory...It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones."--Public Radio International "This book is dark, complex, vivid, and romantic--expect to be completely transported." --MTV.com "An Ember in the Ashes mixes The Hunger Games with Game of Thrones...and adds a dash of Romeo and Juliet."--The Hollywood ReporterA "deft, polished debut" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom.Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire's impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They've seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia's brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire's greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school's finest soldier--and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he's being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined--and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.From the Hardcover edition.
A 50th-anniversary edition of one of the most powerful novels by the great Kenyan author and Nobel Prize contender A legendary work of African literature, this moving and eye-opening novel lucidly captures the drama of a people and culture whose world has been overturned. The River Between explores life in the mountains of Kenya during the early days of white settlement. Faced with a choice between an alluring new religion and their own ancestral customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In 1975, Greil Marcus's Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock 'n' roll and continues to be sought out today by music fans and anyone interested in pop culture. Looking at recordings by six key artists--Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman,the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley--Marcus offers a complex and unprecedented analysis of the relationship between rock 'n' roll and American culture. In this latest edition, Marcus provides an extensively updated and rewritten Note and Discographies section, exploring the recordings' evolution and continuing impact.
In After This, acclaimed author, and therapist Claire Bidwell Smith confronts the question she encounters every day in private practice--what happens after we die? In an exploration of the afterlife that is part personal, part prescriptive--Smith invites us on her journey into the unknown. She wonders: How do we grieve our loved ones without proof that they live on? Will we ever see them again? Can they see us now, even though they are gone?Chronicling our steps along the path that bridges this world and the next, Smith undergoes past-life regressions and sessions with mediums and psychics and immerses herself in the ceremonies of organized religion and the rigor of scientific experiments to try and find the answers. Drawing on both her personal losses, recounted in her memoir The Rules of Inheritance, as well as her background working in hospice as a bereavement counselor, Smith attempts to show how exploring the afterlife can have a positive impact on the grief process. personal journey that underlies the book's message: What we believe about what happens next affects everything about how we live--and love--right now.
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Sandford. They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes--they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She's hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn't know what to do.Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman's story, though, he begins to think there's something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger--but just may change the course of his life.From the Hardcover edition.
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