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The Brink of Murder

by Helen Nielsen

Barney Amling, president of Pacific Guaranty, disappears. So do a million of the company's dollars. Ostensibly, he has gone to Mexico City for a monetary conference, but he didn't arrive and wasn't expected. His wife calls in the lawyer Simon Drake (Helen Nielsen's usual and always brilliant detective). Neither she nor Simon, who knows Barney well, can believe that he's a thief; nor can Captain Reardon, chief of police, who is another old friend. But things don't look good.Simon probes into Barney's dubious relationship with Pucci, property speculator and near-gangster, and with Verna, ex-brothel madame and nightclub owner. The trail leads to Buenos Aires, where Barney is seemingly killed in a spectacular car crash. But is he dead? The plot grows increasingly complex, the action quickens, the tension mounts ...Helen Nielsen writes as compellingly as ever; her ingenuity is matched by her readability. Her many fans have another treat in store this time.

Wild

by Gil Brewer

I never knew what trouble was until she came back into my life and started fanning the flames on an old torch."I need you, Lee," she said. Then she looked up at me with those wonderful, burning dark eyes of hers and I fell into them just like I always did--like it was yesterday and we were crazy in love on Cloud 13.Only it was today. Only she already had a husband. Only he was missing. She wanted me to find him before he found her--and killed her.There were holes in her story. There were holes in my head, too. Because I bought every word of it.Bang! The next thing I knew I was head over heels in a mess of corpses, killers, and wild, wild women.

The Angry Dream

by Gil Brewer

She was even lovelier than my memory of her. I watched her as she walked into the room, admiring the smooth movement of her fine legs and the curves under the soft weave of her sweater.She tossed her thick dark hair back and walked over to me."It's been a long time, Al." Her voice still had the husky breathless sound that made my ears burn.I stepped close to her and put my hands on her waist. Her head went back, her eyes shining at me with bitterness and confusion and something else I couldn't read. I drew her to me and felt the soft impact of her body and kissed her--her throat and then her lips. Her mouth opened and her body abandoned itself to mine, her fingernails digging at my back.

WTF? America

by Gregory Bergman Jodi Miller

You made 40 grand last year--and got to keep almost half after taxes . . . A poorly timed joke at the airport has you on the Do Not Fly list . . . It just cost you 60 bucks to fill up your 1998 Kia . . . Welcome to WTF? America: The land of the free . . . and the home of the totally f*#!ed. Whether you made the mistake of messing with (a drunk guy in a bar from) Texas or a Red Sox fan spit on your car just for having New York plates, the mighty U.S. of A. is sure to screw over everyone at some point or another. But hey, these colors don't run--and that's where Gregory Berman and Jodi Miller come in. Join the authors of the bestselling WTF? series on a state-by-state road trip through our greatly infuriating nation. Whether you're trying to figure out how to stay in shape in America's fattest state (Mississippi) or just want to dodge your town's local "smog tax," this survival guide is certain to entertain. From sea to polluted sea, it's exactly what you need when America has you screaming, "What the f*#!?"

The Everything Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s Book

by Howard Davidoff

Get control of your finances - and your future! Do you feel like you'll never pay off your student loans? Worried about your mounting credit card debt? Wondering when you'll ever make enough money to stop living paycheck to paycheck? You're not alone - millions of young Americans are finding it hard to save for the future and still pay today's bills on time. But with The Everything Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s Book, 3rd Edition, you'll learn how to be financially independent by: Creating a workable budget Minimizing credit card and student loan debt Investing money wisely Building an emergency fund You'll also learn how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can help you navigate the often-confusing world of financial service products. With this easy-to-use guide, you'll learn how to manage, save, and invest wisely - starting today!

The Only Book of Wiccan Spells You'll Ever Need

by Trish Macgregor Marian Singer

Master the fundamentals of spellcraft Written by noted Wiccan authorities Marian Singer, Trish MacGregor, and Skye Alexander, this collection of spells is perfect for understanding the basics of Wiccan philosophy and ideology. Starting with a brief rundown of Witchcraft tools and symbols, this book helps you create spells for virtually every aspect of your life. This new edition includes essential information on: The Wheel of the Year: the eight major holidays (or sabbats) in the Witches' calendar Keeping a grimoire or Book of Shadows Meditation, visualization, and manifestation Magickal correspondences and properties of stones Spirit animals and totems How to join or create a coven Filled with more than 100 Wiccan spells that have simple instructions, this book contains everything you need to know in order to create spells that work.

The Unexpected Evolution of Language

by Justin Cord Hayes

This book is awesome awful!Did you know that "awful" first originated as a compliment? How about the fact that it was perfectly fine for someone to defecate in their living room? Or that at one time a bully was actually a sweetheart?You may think that these things sound outlandish, but hundreds of years ago, the words "awful," "defecate," and "bully" meant something entirely different than what we know today. The Unexpected Evolution of Language reveals the origins of 208 everyday terms and the interesting stories behind their shift in meaning.Arranged in alphabetical order, you will enjoy uncovering the backstories to terms like:Awful - worthy of respect or fear; inspiring aweBimbo - slang for a stupid, inconsequential manDefecate - to purify; cleanseInvest - to clothe; to dressNice - foolish; stupidRelay - hunting term meaning fresh pack of houndsFrom "aftermath" and "sophisticated" to "empty" and "prestige," you will aboslutely love seeing just what kind of damage time has done to the English language.

Who Moved My Laundry?

by Susan Fitzgerald J. Lee Peters

Your Daily Dose of College Life Welcome to college--you've just been assigned to work on a group project with kids who never come to class, your roommate keeps eating all your snacks, and to top it all off, someone threw your wet laundry on the floor to make room for their own. Needless to say, college isn't always what you'd expect, but Who Moved My Laundry? can help get you through all of college life's surprises. This book is the only one you'll need if you want to survive life as a freshman. Featuring practical advice, facts, and tips for each day of the year, this handy guide covers every aspect of college (even the things your friends and family forgot to mention). From finding an on-campus job and rushing a fraternity or sorority to dropping the freshman 15 and Facebooking future roommates, Who Moved My Laundry? gives you all the information you need to get through your first year of college in one piece.

Melt

by Shane Sanford Kearns

A funked-up American classic Your favorite comfort food-grilled cheese-is going where no toasted sandwich has gone before. Gone are the boring days of white bread and yellow cheese. In their place are creativity and excess: griddled stacks dripping with hybrid cheeses, sandwiches oozing with surprising flavor combinations, and deep-fried desserts that reveal the standby's sweeter side. Inside this awesome book, you'll find 100 mouthwatering recipes, with twists on the traditional like: Crème Fraîche with Apple and Cucumber The Beer, Kale, and Crouton Mash-Up Inside-Out Blue Cheese Pecan The Candied Baconator Chocolate Brownie Indulgence Melt is one part gourmet, one part gluttony-and the only book you'll need to satisfy all your grilled cheese cravings!

Chekov's Enterprise: A Personal Journal of the Making of Star Trek--The Motion Picture

by Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig's (Classic Star Trek's Pavel Chekov) journal of the making of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture. His moods swing wildly between elation at reuniting with the original Star Trek cast to bleak insecurity that his character is being overlooked, and that the movie won't be the hit the fans expect. Here is a look behind the scenes of filming a movie detailing highly technical explanations of camera set ups, scene composition and a multitude of script rewrites to accommodate the special effects, the actor's expectations, and time allotted for the completed movie. There are anecdotes illuminating the tensions and camaraderie between actors and technicians and the big brass. During the four months of filming the actors mingle, gossip, and fill long periods of time between shots where they are needed. When they are in front of the cameras they work feverishly shooting take after take, often under difficult, exhausting conditions. there is a wealth of information here about the trades of actors, directors, and many types of technicians who must cooperate to create a movie. Sometimes the actors are gregarious and the atmosphere electric with optimism. Sometimes they are lonely, self-absorbed and anxious in their dressing rooms or in the midst of frenetic activity. Through it all, Mr. Koenig's very personable humor, honesty, fair mindedness and sharp observation make this a fascinating book.

A Certain Kind of Magic

by Jessica Starre

When NYPD police detective Morgan Reilly discovers the lamp and frees the djinn, she thinks she's hallucinating. After all, she's just back on the job after a high-speed chase left her with a head injury, and it's not the first visual hallucination she's had since the auto accident.But freeing the djinn brings Mere, an exiled merman, charging into her life. He and his sidekick, Lynell, an elf, failed in their duty to protect a dragon's hoard that was stolen centuries ago. All this time they have sought to get it back.Because Morgan can see him although other humans can't, Mere must enlist her help in finding the hoard before the human sorcerer into whose hands it has fallen can learn its secrets. But first he must convince her that he's real.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Thyroid Disease: The Unhealthy Thyroid

by Adams Media

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with thyroid disease, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to improve your health.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on factors that can increase your risk of thyroid disease, how complications with your thyroid can affect the rest of your body, and when it's time to talk to your doctor. Living with thyroid disease can be challenging, but with the right guidance you can live a happy and healthy life.

Thyroid Disease: Hypothyroidism

by Adams Media

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with thyroid disease, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to improve your health.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on understanding hypothyroidism, treatment options for your underactive thyroid, the different medications available to you, and the steps you can take towards a healthy life.

Thyroid Disease: Hyperthyroidism

by Adams Media

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with thyroid disease, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to improve your health.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on understanding hyperthyroidism, treatment options for your overactive thyroid, the different medications available to you, and the steps you can take towards a healthy life.

Thyroid Disease: Thyroid Disease and Your Weight

by Adams Media

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with thyroid disease, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to improve your health.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on understanding the thyroid's effect on weight and the importance of a balanced diet and regular exercise. Living with thyroid disease can be challenging, but with the right guidance you can live a happy, and healthy life.

Thyroid Disease: Thyroid Disease at Different Ages

by Adams Media

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with thyroid disease, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to improve your health.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on living with thyroid disease at any age. A diagnosis of thyroid disease can be challenging, but with the right guidance you can live a happy, and healthy life.

Thyroid Disease: Living with Thyroid Disease

by Adams Media

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with thyroid disease, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to improve your health.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on finding a doctor you trust, managing medications, and communicating with friends and loved ones about your condition. Living with thyroid disease can be challenging, but with the right guidance you can live a happy and healthy life.

Vegan

by Adams Media

Everything® cookbooks are a popular choice for home cooks looking for fresh, original recipes that only taste like you've spent all day in the kitchen. We've collected fifty of the tastiest, healthiest recipes that are also environmentally friendly. Here's all you need to get started making satisfying, delicious vegan dishes from Apple Cinnamon Waffles to Asian Sesame Tahini Noodles.

Raw Foods

by Adams Media

Everything® cookbooks are a popular choice for home cooks looking for fresh, original recipes that only taste like you've spent all day in the kitchen. Here are fifty of the freshest, healthiest, raw food recipes. You'll find all you need to try out the raw food lifestyle, with recipes ranging from Mango Green Smoothies to Pasta Primavera.

The Galaxy Primes

by E.E. “Doc” Smith

They were four of the greatest minds in the Universe: Two men, two women, lost in an experimental spaceship billions of parsecs from home. And as they mentally charted the Cosmos to find their way back to earth, their own loves and hates were as startling as the worlds they encountered.

In the Sargasso Sea

by Thomas A. Janvier

Roger Stetworth believes himself lucky when he manages to secure passage on the Golden Hind for a mere fifty dollars--but his travels will be anything but fortunate. When he stands his ground against the villainous Captain Luke Chilton, Roger is tossed overboard and his real journey begins. The lone American traveler must travel a sea of dead ships--and the dead men aboard--to make his way home again.

The Ham Reporter

by Robert J. Randisi

Bat Masterson is no longer a sheriff in the Old West. He's moved East to New York City where he gets a job as a sports writer for The Morning Telegraph. But when his friend and fellow-newsman, Inkspot Jones, disappears, Masterson's wife Emma asks if he could look into it as a favor to the man's wife. Old habits die hard, and Masterson enlists the aid of young Damon Runyon to play detective and try to locate the missing Inkspot. It doesn't look hopeful--Inkspot had something on somebody, and that somebody may have decided to play rough. Pretty soon they're up to their eyeballs in crooked politicians, hired thugs and a woman of mystery. And before it's done, Bat may have to strap on his Colt again for some old fashioned Western justice.

The Disappearance of Penny

by Robert J. Randisi

Penny is the daughter of one of the owners at Staten Island Downs, a popular New York race track. Everyone agrees that she's a knockout. When she disappears, her father calls in a favor and Henry Po, an investigator for the Racing Commission, is asked to find her. But as Po begins to dig he finds more than a missing girl. He lands in the middle of a feud between Penny's father, the self-absorbed Benjamin Hopkins, and his former partner and self-styled lothario, Paul Lassiter. He also finds a jockey being hounded by a shadowy gang of thugs, possibly part of an ongoing race fixing investigation. Could the two cases be connected? And what about the lady jockey, Brandy, who suddenly seems so interested? Is she all that she seems? Po has more clues than he knows what to do with, and they may just add up to murder.

Find the Clock

by Harry Stephen Keeler

What a contretemps! Young Jeff Darrell, ace reporter for the Morning Call, is the best investigative reporter in town, but now that the world-famous Marvin Feldock has joined the rag, all of Jeff's work must be published in Feldock's name. And to add to the insult, the notorious murderer, the Blond Beast of Bremen, is rumored to be in town, and everyone knows that Jeff flubbed his last best chance to capture the Beast. When Napoleon Foy, the local Chinese laundryman, gets involved you know you're in for a wild, thickly-plotted odyssey through Chicago, the London of the West--an odyssey that only Harry Stephen Keeler could have written.

The Riddle of the Yellow Zuri

by Harry Stephen Keeler

Here is fiction that is stranger than truth. It contains one of the most perplexing and labyrinthine mysteries ever conceived by the human mind. In the open market in Chicago, a tiger snake could have been bought by a circus for $10. But the particular snake for which Jake Jennings was willing to pay a small fortune was the key to a great mystery.The grand climax is an absolute surprise, and no reader will be able to say, 'I knew it from the beginning'.

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