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The Alden children inspect who is behind the problems of their favorite pizza place when it almost goes out of business.
Several incidents threaten to disrupt the winter games at the Snow Haven Lodge where the Alden children and their grandfather are staying.
The Boxcar children help restore the house bought by their cousins and find evidence that the ghost stories they heard might be true.
The Alden children are trying to raise money for a new hospital wing and make friends with a new girl, Beth, unfortunately both attempts are proving difficult and problematic.
The Alden children take a cruise with their grandfather, while sightseeing they also explore the mystery behind some engine problem, a man overboard, and other troubles on the ship.
The Boxcar children investigate a mysterious employee at Jerry Taylor's general store.
The Boxcar Children go camping with their grandfather and end up investigating who's behind the missing food and loud music that's scaring campers away.
The Alden children explore a series of mix-ups at the zoo in order to save it from pranksters and the town council.
The Boxcar children visit their cousins who live near an amusement park. When they go for a day of fun they find a mystery that can lead them to a dangerous situation.
The Aldens offer to take care of the animals from the recently closed Greenfield Animal Shelter. They have another mystery in their hands when they discover that most of the animals belong to an old woman who is missing.
The Alden children go on a classic Mississippi steamboat to visit a family friend in Missouri, there they have to uncover who is responsible for the mysterious happenings near the cabin.
Books One through Twelve of the celebrated Boxcar Children Mysteries, now available as an ebook box set--twelve ebooks for the price of ten Since its debut more than half a century ago, the Boxcar Children Mysteries has been one of the most beloved and popular children's collections of all time. Collected here are the first twelve classic stories, following the Alden children from their first adventure living in an old boxcar all the way through to their exciting journey on a houseboat. This box set is the perfect introduction to a timeless and cherished series. This enriched ebook box set includes an illustrated biography of author Gertrude Chandler Warner, with photos from the archives at the Warner Museum in Putnam, Connecticut.
In Overconnected, Bill Davidow, a former Silicon Valley executive, explains how the almost miraculous success of the Internet Web has also created a unique set of hazards, in effect overconnecting us, with the direst of consequences for our political, economic, and day-to-day lives.The practical applications of this new medium--not least among them the ability to borrow money, invest in the stock market, or buy a new home--have made it a force unequaled in scope or impact in our daily lives. But the luxuries of the connected age have taken on a momentum all of their own, ultimately becoming the root cause of the recent financial meltdown from which the world is now still struggling to recover. By meticulously and counter-intuitively anatomizing how being overconnected tends to create systems of positive feedback that have largely negative consequences, Davidow explains everything from the recent subprime-mortgage crisis to the meltdown of Iceland, from the loss of people's privacy to the spectacular fall of the stock market that forced the Federal Government to rescue institutions supposedly "too big to fail." All because we were so miraculously wired together! Explaining how such symptoms of Internet connection as unforeseeable accidents and thought contagions acted to accelerate the downfall and make us permanently vulnerable to catastrophe, Davidow places our recent experience in historical perspective and offers a set of practical steps to minimize similar disasters in the future. Original, commonsensical and historically informed, Overconnected indentifies problems we live with that are now so large, omnipresent and part of our daily lives that few people have even noticed them.
Book Five of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series: Karp goes undercover to take on mob ties to professional sports<P> When he goes undercover to bust mobsters who have infiltrated the sports world, Butch Karp glides effortlessly from the criminal courts he dominates as a prosecutor to the basketball court. Police have found the body of a pro basketball star in a car on the edge of the city, the glove compartment stuffed with cocaine. The investigation leads to a sophisticated ring of sports fixing and drug trafficking, and Karp's own background as a college basketball standout helps him close in on the crooks. But while Karp obsesses over a case that fulfills his childhood dreams, his wife and crime-fighting partner, Marlene, and unborn child will fall into mortal danger.
Benny figures out some puzzling events in a department store.
A puzzle in relationships concerns two boys ejected from the bus station.
The Aldens find a mystery when a visitor comes. Who put the coins in a hiding place behind the wall?
Living in a seaside mobile home, the Aldens unravel the secret of two secluded women.
Many complications follow when a dog attaches himself to the Aldens on a bicycle trip.
From a high perch Benny discovers a clue to a hidden room with contents that surprise everyone.
A freak snowstorm isolates the Aldens in a mountain cabin where they discover a coded message.
Floating down a lazy river, Benny finds a blackmail scheme in progress.
A trip in a caboose at the end of a freight train leads to an old clown and a search.
Benny's curiosity, while staying in a fishing village, leads to capturing a swindler.
Renting a lighthouse is unusual, but even more so is an unfriendly boy's peculiar behavior.