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JOHN LUTZ IS . . . "One of the masters."--Ridley Pearson "Among the best."--San Diego Union "An enormous talent."--Publishers Weekly LOVE THEM TO PIECES A beautiful jogger, drained of blood, dismembered, then meticulously reassembled on the grass in Central Park. Subway derailments, plummeting elevators, collapsing construction cranes, apartment explosions--all creating a bloody, senseless puzzle. Detective Frank Quinn knows that even while the slayer is taunting the cops and the public, he's also screaming to be caught. But Quinn will have to risk everything he holds precious to bring in this killer. . . "White-knuckle suspense."--Booklist on Frenzy "One of the top ten mystery novels of 2013." --The Strand Magazine on Twist
THE PSAT IS CHANGING IN 2015! Be prepared to beat the exam, boost your National Merit Scholarship chances, *AND* get a jump on the New SAT with this practice book of all-new drills for the all-new exam.This eBook edition is optimized for on-screen learning with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.Starting in October 2015, a new version of the PSAT is being rolled out nationwide. The good news is that the New PSAT is being redesigned to look more like the New SAT--meaning that taking this exam will give you a valuable glimpse into what the New SAT will look like. The bad news, of course, is that it's a whole new test format to get familiar with!Created specifically for the redesigned exam, The Princeton Review's Workout for the New PSAT provides plenty of practice to get you ready to tackle the test, including:* Essential information about the major exam changes, including an overview of new PSAT basics, scoring, and content* 275+ practice questions covering all subject areas* Answers and detailed explanations to help you learn from your mistakes* A "Pre-College Insider" section filled with useful guidance and advice* Everything you need to know about National Merit ScholarshipsInside, you'll find essential information about the new PSAT, material to show you what to expect on the exam, and all the practice you need to help get the score you want.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide--including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect online portal, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations.This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.We don't have to tell you how tough it can be to master AP economics--or how deeply a stellar exam score can impact your chances of getting into your top-choice college. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the AP Macro & Micro Economics Exams arms you to take on either test with:Techniques That Actually Work.* Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test* Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically* Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harderEverything You Need to Know for a High Score.* Comprehensive content review for all test topics* Up-to-date information on the 2016 AP Macro & Micro Economics Exams* Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress* Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updatesPractice Your Way to Excellence.* 2 full-length practice tests (1 Macro and 1 Micro) with comprehensive answer explanations* Detailed figures illustrating trends, theories, and markets* Practice drills at the end of each content chapter
In 2009, college sophomore and track star Monika Kørra was grabbed by three men on her way home from a party and brutally raped. Within hours of being released, Monika resolved that she would not be a victim - she was going to be a survivor. Monika had traveled from her home in Norway to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, determined to acclimate to life in the States and excited for the opportunity of a full scholarship to do what she loved. As an athlete and Olympic hopeful, Monika already knew how to train against extreme fatigue, soreness, and distraction. She was used to overcoming adversity, using obstacles like stepping stones to achieve her goals. Persistence and patience had always been her greatest tools. She would now have to use these same qualities to regain her self-identity and find a "new normal". Stripped of her sense of security, she slowly rebuilds her life with the help of her friends, family, and her own unflappable spirit. Monika shares the inspiring combination of mental and physical work that gave her the strength to win her greatest fight yet: the court case against the three men who had attacked her. She testifies against them with confidence and a fierce determination that these men would never be able to hurt anyone else, securing a life sentence. Two of them received life, one with parole and one without parole for the worst of the three. A large percentage of sexual assaults - upwards of 80% for female college students, like Monika was - go unreported, and 15 of every 16 rapists go free. By sharing her story, Monika hopes to inspire others to come forward and tell their own stories without shame or fear. Kill the Silence is about one woman's journey to recover from trauma and a call to arms to break the stigma that surrounds violence against women.From the Hardcover edition.
Until recently, Tess Vigeland was a longtime host with Public Radio's Marketplace; it was a rewarding, high-status job, and Tess was very good at it--but she'd begun to feel restless. Without any definite, clear sense of what she wanted to do next (but an absolute certainty that what she'd been doing was no longer truly satisfying), she walked away from her dream job and into a vast unknown. Suddenly she was no longer "Marketplace's Tess Vigeland," she was just Tess Vigeland. For the multitude of Americans who change jobs mid-career (by choice or circumstance), the growing legions of freelance workers, and the entrepreneurially-minded who see self-employment as an increasingly more appealing and viable option, Tess Vigeland has created a personal and well-researched account of leaping without a net. With her signature humor, she writes honestly about the fear, uncertainty, and risk involved in leaving the traditional workforce--but also the excitement, resources, and possibilities that are on the other side. Part memoir and part field guide, this book offers a funny, thoughtful, and provocative look at how to find happiness, satisfaction, and success when pursuing a career less ordinary.
In the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, Dr. Charlie Stone must prove the innocence of a dangerously sexy condemned man, or lose her one chance at true love. THE LAST TIME I SAW HER In this world, Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Charlotte's ghostly lover--convicted killer Michael Garland--is facing death yet again. It seem the only way Charlie can snatch Michael from the jaws of oblivion is by proving his innocence. And this dead man's dead ringer may just be the key. A mysterious stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Charlie is shocked to realize he could be Michael Garland's identical twin. But she suspects the resemblance is only skin deep--and that behind the handsome face may lurk the perverse mind of a killer. While using all her keen profiling gifts, Charlie risks her life to discover the shocking secret that will clear Michael's name. Then a breakout at Wallens Ridge State Prison forces Charlie to contend with a sudden swarm of psychopaths bent on spilling blood. No one has a better chance of tracking down the deadly fugitives than Charlie--unless the rampaging killers manage to find her first and make this case her last. But Michael will move heaven and hell--and even make a devil's bargain--for the chance to save Charlie's life, and feel her touch once more . . . if only for the final time. Praise for Karen Robards "One of the most popular voices in women's fiction."--Newsweek "Draw a line between two extremely popular genres, mysteries and romance novels, and in the middle you will find the bestselling Robards. She merges the two worlds like no one else, deftly interlacing plot and passion."--Albany Times Union Praise for The Last Victim "Excellent . . . This story is going to haunt you."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Last Kiss Goodbye "This suspense tale will truly have you on the edge of your seat."--RT Book Reviews Her Last Whisper "An absolute winner . . . explodes with both passion and mystery . . . providing both thrills and chills."--Bookreporter
From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the final chapter in the Nightwalkers saga! As the momentous showdown with a powerful demon unfolds, a passionate encounter breaks the ultimate taboo. Kamen is a Bodywalker, an ancient soul reborn in one human host after another. He's also a prisoner of his own kind: for it was Kamen who released Apep, the deadly god who threatens the existence of their world. To atone for this grievous error, Kamen accepts an urgent mission: to convince the other nations of the Nightwalkers to set aside their centuries-old conflicts and band together. If he fails, all will be lost. And no tribe presents a greater challenge than the Wraiths, the spectral beings who are feared and despised for their lethal deathtouch. Kamen makes first contact with a stunning, ghostly pale beauty named Geneviève. Part Wraith and part human, scorned as a half-breed, Viève shares the hunger for redemption--and for connection. Her scintillating touch holds the kiss of death, and yet it makes Kamen feel more alive than ever. Soon his lips are pressed against hers, sending Viève into fits of desire and forging a bond that breaches the divide between them. Now they must unite all the Nightwalkers, from Vampire and Shadowdweller to Djynns, and fast--for Apep is ready for war. Praise for Jacquelyn Frank's World of Nightwalkers novels "A highly entertaining paranormal series."--Fresh Fiction "If you loved the original Nightwalker books, you'll enjoy this."--USA Today, on Forsaken "Jacquelyn Frank uses a deft hand to weave the layers of this series together. . . . The love affairs have been wildly romantic with some very sensual love scenes."--The Romance Reviews "The relationships in this series are intriguing. . . . The ancient struggle between two forces gives this story plenty of action and sizzle."--RT Book Reviews, on Forever "As always, Frank excels in highlighting the lovers' delight in exploring the strangeness of each other's bodies."--Publishers WeeklyIncludes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
"Wise advice and helpful, down-to-earth insights." --Steve ForbesWith a new foreword by Lou Dobbs"Practical... with an inspirational flair... [Dilenschneider] offers wise words. Valuable reading." --The New York TimesAge Is No Barrier to Success.The rules of the business world are being rewritten--again--and Americans over 50 need to refresh their skill sets to meet the challenge of competing in a changing job market. Renowned workplace communications expert Robert L. Dilenschneider has completely revised and updated this indispensable guide to getting ahead in today's volatile economy.50 Plus! offers essential guidance to help those at or near the mature stage of their careers. In these pages, you'll learn how to:Use new technology platforms effectively to find your next jobMaster emerging communications tools to position yourself for a winning interviewWhether you intend to find a new career direction, grow within the field you know, start your own business, or are finally ready to realize a long-held dream, this inspiring and fact-filled guide provides a game plan for
This Newbery Honor Book by acclaimed author Avi is available again through Scholastic--in an After Words paperback edition! In this thought-provoking examination of freedom, patriotism, and respect, ninth-grader, Philip Malloy, is kept from joining the track team by his failing grades in English class. Convinced that the teacher just doesn't like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred out of her class. Breaking the school's policy of silence during the national anthem, he hums along, and ends up in a crisis at the center of the nation's attention.
A trio of elderly bachelors plays Cupid in this ingeniously crafted novel by one of the 19th-century's finest storytellers A widowed lawyer named Griffith has been appointed legal guardian of Jessie, a lively young woman. In order for Jessie to claim her inheritance, her late father's will stipulates that she must spend 6 weeks with Griffith each year. Consequently, Jessie travels to a remote part of Wales to the castle where the lawyer and his 2 brothers reside. To everyone's surprise and delight, Jessie and the 3 men get along splendidly. Hoping that she will stay to meet Griffith's son, who is on his way home from the Crimean War, the brothers devise a plan à la Scheherezade: Each night they will tell Jessie a new thrilling story that will enchant her into staying. This ebook features a new introduction from Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
A tragic tale of family and misfortune from the author of The Woman in White When their beloved parents die in quick succession, Magdalen and Norah Vanstone find that their world has been torn asunder. Through a legal technicality, their father's will renders them without a legitimate claim to their inheritance. All of their family's money goes to their uncle, and the orphaned girls are left reeling. Reduced to utter poverty, Norah takes a job as a governess. But Magdalen is determined to win back what is rightfully theirs. In this deft and moving story, Wilkie Collins weaves a powerful narrative of justice and familial bonds. This ebook features a new introduction from Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
A groundbreaking detective story by the celebrated author of The Moonstone When Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville, both families object strongly. Before long, Valeria realizes that they may have been right to voice their concerns. Eustace, it seems, is living under an assumed name. This alone would be enough to rouse his new bride's suspicions, but worse still, she discovers that he stood trial for the murder of his 1st wife! Although Eustace was not found guilty, the court was unable to find sufficient evidence to exonerate him. Determined to clear her husband's name and prove--to herself and everyone else--that he is innocent, Valeria takes the sleuthing into her own hands. Widely considered to be the 1st story featuring a female detective, The Law and the Lady is an intricate and classic tale. This ebook features a new introduction from Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
A fascinating installment in R. Austin Freeman's classic mystery series featuring forensic detective Dr. John Thorndyke A man falls gravely ill, but is reluctant to call a doctor. As his condition worsens, he is eventually forced to seek medical aid--but he does so only under the condition that the physician does not learn his identity or address. Dr. Jervis is therefore transported to the man's home in a 4-wheeled cab with tightly closed shutters. When he arrives, the doctor finds that the patient--who has been introduced with a pseudonym--exhibits all of the signs of morphine poisoning. But the sick man's caretaker assures Jervis that this is outside the realm of possibility. Knowing neither the patient's real name nor where he lives, Jervis feels both helpless and puzzled, so he consults his friend Dr. John Thorndyke. Versed in the nuances of medicine and law, Thorndyke is the only person who can solve this cryptic case. The Mystery of 31 New Inn is the 4th book in the Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features a new introduction from Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Two men of science collaborate to solve a mystifying crime in this thrilling installment in the first mystery series to feature a forensic detective Late 1 evening, Dr. Humphrey Jardine is strolling along Millfield Lane in Hampstead Heath, London, when he is shocked to find a corpse lying in the middle of the road. Jardine hurries off to find a police officer, but by the time he returns, the body is gone. Jardine is sure of what he saw, but the cop doubts his story. Taking it upon himself to investigate, Jardine uncovers some puzzling clues. He'll need the help of Dr. John Thorndyke to solve this bewildering case. A Silent Witness is the 6th book in the Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features a new introduction from Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Helen Vardon finds herself in a predicament after overhearing her father and a man named Otway arguing about funds that have gone missing from a trust. Believing that it's the only way to save her father from going to prison, Helen agrees to marry Otway, who's many years her senior. But their matrimony precipitates a series of events that culminates with Helen being suspected of murder. The only man who can crack this quandary is Dr. John Thorndyke--expert in both forensics and strange cases. Helen Vardon's Confession is the 8th book in the Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features a new introduction from Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The seminal detective novel by Émile Gaboriau, who was hailed by André Gide as"the father of all current detective fiction" Policemen patrolling the streets of Paris hear a commotion in a nearby bar. When they go inside to investigate, they find 3 men dead and 1 gravely wounded. The injured man, taken into custody by the police, claims to have murdered the others in self-defense, but he dies without giving any further information. Who was this man? His attire is that of a soldier, but his long, unkempt hair suggests he led a different kind of life. Without knowing the true identities of the murderer or his victims, how can this case be solved? It is up to the immensely perceptive Monsieur Lecoq and his uncanny powers of observation to solve this tangled homicide. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The 1st book featuring Monsieur Lecoq--Paris's most perceptive detective, and a precursor to Sherlock Holmes The Widow Lerouge lived alone in an isolated cottage on the outskirts of Paris. When she is not seen for several days, her neighbors alert the gendarmes, who discover that the widow has been savagely murdered in her home. But who would have committed such a monstrous crime? The local police force is stumped. Enter Monsieur Tabaret--a former clerk who is also a remarkably astute amateur detective. It is up to Tabaret and the clever Monsieur Lecoq to unravel the mystery and apprehend the killer. Considered the father of modern detective fiction, author Émile Gaboriau has crafted a spellbinding classic mystery. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
A classic detective story of murder and punishment by one of America's finest mystery writers In a small New York town, the local legal professionals are discussing the nature of crime. Breaking the law, they conclude, does not pay in modern society, as the criminal will undoubtedly be caught. A mysterious hunchbacked stranger approaches the group to interject. "The smart ones don't make tracks," he says before disappearing. Meanwhile, just out of earshot, a woman has been murdered. Mrs. Clemmens was attacked in her home and there is no sign of the killer. As the case unfolds, several plausible suspects present themselves. But who actually committed the crime? And what should be made of the mysterious stranger who had such confidence in the abilities of the seasoned outlaw? This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
A thrilling mystery featuring detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, written by a pioneer of American crime fiction Mrs. Daniels, housekeeper of the famous diplomat Mr. Blake, reports a missing person to the precinct where the detective Mr. Gryce works. A servant girl has disappeared, and Mrs. Daniels suspects she has been abducted. Strangely, Mr. Blake takes little interest in the young woman's whereabouts. Throughout the course of the investigation, Gryce and his assistant, Q., uncover some baffling details. Why does Mr. Blake frequent dark alleys in New York? Who is the woman in the portrait that hangs in his study? What ensues is a detective story that could only have been penned by the author hailed as "the mother of the detective novel." This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Health and Physical Education empowers the health and physical education teachers of tomorrow to engage students across a wide range of learning ages. It highlights the importance of physical skills development within the broader structure of child and adolescent maturity. This well-structured and engaging text considers the role of health and physical education within the wider educational experience, and provides a comprehensive overview of the skills and theory required to teach health and physical education in Australian schools. Health and Physical Education is based on current research literature and is enhanced by a range of valuable teaching resources - including further reading, end-of-chapter questions and case studies - intended to extend and develop students' learning. It is accompanied by an extensive companion website, http://www. cambridge. edu. au/academic/hpe.
The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia examines the body of constitutional jurisprudence in an original and rigorous yet accessible way. It begins by exploring the historical and intellectual context of ideas surrounding the Constitution's inception, and closely examines its text, structure, principles and purposes in that light. The book then unpacks and critically analyses the High Court's interpretation of the Constitution in a manner that follows the Constitution's own logic and method of organisation. Each topic is defined through detailed reference to the existing case law, which is set out historically to facilitate an appreciation of the progressive development of constitutional doctrine since the Constitution came into force in 1901. The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia provides an engaging and distinctive treatment of this fundamental area of law. It is an excellent book for anyone seeking to understand the significance and interpretation of the Constitution.
Through forty-five creative and concise essays by an international team of authors, this Cambridge History brings the fifteenth century to life for both specialists and general readers. Combining the best qualities of survey texts and scholarly literature, the book offers authoritative overviews of central composers, genres, and musical institutions as well as new and provocative reassessments of the work concept, the boundaries between improvisation and composition, the practice of listening, humanism, musical borrowing, and other topics. Multidisciplinary studies of music and architecture, feasting, poetry, politics, liturgy, and religious devotion rub shoulders with studies of compositional techniques, musical notation, music manuscripts, and reception history. Generously illustrated with figures and examples, this volume paints a vibrant picture of musical life in a period characterized by extraordinary innovation and artistic achievement.
The projective and polar geometries that arise from a vector space over a finite field are particularly useful in the construction of combinatorial objects, such as latin squares, designs, codes and graphs. This book provides an introduction to these geometries and their many applications to other areas of combinatorics. Coverage includes a detailed treatment of the forbidden subgraph problem from a geometrical point of view, and a chapter on maximum distance separable codes, which includes a proof that such codes over prime fields are short. The author also provides more than 100 exercises (complete with detailed solutions), which show the diversity of applications of finite fields and their geometries. Finite Geometry and Combinatorial Applications is ideal for anyone, from a third-year undergraduate to a researcher, who wishes to familiarise themselves with and gain an appreciation of finite geometry.
Shock waves are an important feature of solar system plasmas, from the solar corona out to the edge of the heliosphere. This engaging introduction to collisionless shocks in space plasmas presents a comprehensive review of the physics governing different types of shocks and processes of particle acceleration, from fundamental principles to current research. Motivated by observations of planetary bow shocks, interplanetary shocks and the solar wind termination shock, it emphasises the physical theory underlying these shock waves. Readers will develop an understanding of the complex interplay between particle dynamics and the electric and magnetic fields that explains the observations of in situ spacecraft. Written by renowned experts in the field, this up-to-date text is the ideal companion for both graduate students new to heliospheric physics and researchers in astrophysics who wish to apply the lessons of solar system shocks to different astrophysical environments.
Telling the stories of African American domestic workers, this book resurrects a little-known history of domestic worker activism in the 1960s and 1970s, offering new perspectives on race, labor, feminism, and organizing. In this groundbreaking history of African American domestic-worker organizing, scholar and activist Premilla Nadasen shatters countless myths and misconceptions about an historically misunderstood workforce. Resurrecting a little-known history of domestic-worker activism from the 1950s to the 1970s, Nadasen shows how these women were a far cry from the stereotyped passive and powerless victims; they were innovative labor organizers who tirelessly organized on buses and streets across the United States to bring dignity and legal recognition to their occupation.Dismissed by mainstream labor as "unorganizable," African American household workers developed unique strategies for social change and formed unprecedented alliances with activists in both the women's rights and the black freedom movements. Using storytelling as a form of activism and as means of establishing a collective identity as workers, these women proudly declared, "We refuse to be your mammies, nannies, aunties, uncles, girls, handmaidens any longer."With compelling personal stories of the leaders and participants on the front lines, Household Workers Unite gives voice to the poor women of color whose dedicated struggle for higher wages, better working conditions, and respect on the job created a sustained political movement that endures today.From the Hardcover edition.
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