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A fun, funny, and informative guide to the weird world of American politics How does the president get his job? How do people know who will win an election before everybody's voted? Do the candidates hate each other? Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system. Reaching through history from the days of the founding fathers to today's voting system, Gutman tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Even grown-ups will find something in here that they've never learned before. Politics are a crazy game, and with Dan Gutman teaching you the rules, you're going to have a blast learning how to play.
An irresistible collection of stories starring Lord Peter Wimsey and Montague Egg, from the master of classic mysteriesMost noblemen would prefer to avoid a charred corpse in a garage. But Lord Peter Wimsey has never seen such a body, and cannot resist the opportunity when it comes along. The corpse is burned beyond recognition, but the watch it wears remains pristine--stopped precisely at seven minutes past nine. These are the sorts of clues that great murder cases are built around, and few detectives are more adept at finding them than Wimsey, the famous creation of Dorothy L. Sayers. In this volume, two classic Wimsey stories appear alongside five starring Montague Egg, an eccentric wine salesman whose powers of deduction could give His Lordship a run for his money. A handful of other glittering puzzles round out the volume, serving as testament to Sayers's enduring status as a star of crime fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
Married at last, Lord Peter and Harriet find their honeymoon interrupted by a killer It took several near-death experiences for Lord Peter Wimsey to convince Harriet Vane to be his wife, but she has finally relented. When the dapper detective marries Britain's most popular mystery author--just a few short years after rescuing her from the hangman's noose--the press could not be more excited. But Lord Peter and his bride have no interest in spending their wedding night surrounded by reporters. They sneak out of their own reception to begin their honeymoon early, out of sight of the world. Unfortunately, for some couples, calamity is inescapable. On their 1st morning together, the newlyweds discover the house's caretaker bludgeoned to death in the manor's basement. If they thought finding a few minutes alone was difficult, they're up against even steeper odds. In a house full of suspects, identifying the killer won't be easy. Busman's Honeymoon is the 13th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
Back at Oxford for her reunion, Harriet Vane, Lord Peter's beloved, finds herself in mortal danger [Description] Since she graduated from Oxford's Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her. Putting aside her lingering shame from the trial, Harriet returns to Oxford for her college reunion with her head held high--only to find that her life is in danger once again. The first poison-pen letter calls her a "dirty murderess," and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Lord Peter for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to match Lord Peter and the daring Harriet. Gaudy Night is the 12th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
A trove of short stories featuring 2 of the Jazz Age's most famous sleuths In the annals of mystery writing, Lord Peter Wimsey and Montague Egg are among the most memorable detectives. Lord Peter--noble by birth, brilliant by nature--is a fly in the ointment of criminals across Britain, turning up whenever the police ask him to lend his quick wit and keen eye to an investigation. Montague Egg is a free-spirited figure, a traveling wine salesman with an unfortunate habit of stumbling over murder scenes. Both are inimitably charming, and neither has ever failed to catch his man. In this collection of stories, the 2 detectives confront cat killers, American zombies, and--most horrible of all--a poisoned bottle of fine old port. Several decades after their first publication, mystery maven Dorothy L. Sayers's chilling puzzles remain as engaging as ever. Hangman's Holiday is the 9th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
When Harriet Vane finds a dead body on the beach, she and Lord Peter Wimsey must solve a murder when all the evidence has washed out to sea Harriet Vane has gone on vacation to forget her recent murder trial and, more importantly, to forget the man who cleared her name--the dapper, handsome, and maddening Lord Peter Wimsey. She is alone on a beach when she spies a man lying on a rock, surf lapping at his ankles. She tries to wake him, but he doesn't budge. His throat has been cut, and his blood has drained out onto the sand. As the tide inches forward, Harriet makes what observations she can and photographs the scene. Finally, she goes for the police, but by the time they return the body has gone. Only 1 person can help her discover how the poor man died at the beach: Lord Peter, the amateur sleuth who won her freedom and her heart in 1 fell swoop. Have His Carcase is the 8th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
The brilliant collection of short stories about the American West by author John Jakes, hailed by Patricia Cornwell as "the best historical novelist of our time" The Bold Frontier collects bestselling author John Jakes's timeless stories about the untamed American West. Jakes thrillingly portrays the harsh realities of life on the frontier with tales of lawmen in the Sierra Nevada, railroad workers in Kansas, and gamblers on the steamboat River Queen. For those who already love Jakes's epic fiction and for readers experiencing his work for the first time, The Bold Frontier is a true American classic. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author's personal collection.
Hollywood PI Toby Peters looks for a kidnapped dog--with political connectionsIf he is surprised to find Eleanor Roosevelt waiting for him in his dingy little office, Toby Peters does not show it. Although this is his first time working for the First Lady of the United States, years of private investigations for the Hollywood elite have left him unfazed by a famous face. The First Lady comes straight to the point. Six months after Pearl Harbor, the only thing that keeps her husband from buckling under the pressures of the presidency is his dog, a sprightly black terrier named Fala. As America gears up for war, Mrs. Roosevelt has a secret domestic problem: She fears that Fala has been kidnapped and replaced by an imposter. As he investigates the dog's whereabouts, Toby learns that the dog is the linchpin in a fiendish plot against the White House. He must recover the real Fala quickly, for the fate of the free world rests in the terrier's paws.
A girl's stepmother is murdered, and only Lizzie Borden can find the killer During the summer of 1921, a strange spinster rents the seaside cottage next door to Amanda Burton and her family. The new neighbor dresses in black, does card tricks, and reminisces about a long-ago trip to Paris. Her name is Lizzie Borden, and two decades earlier she was acquitted of one of the most notorious crimes in American history. Although her stepmother warns her to stay away, Amanda has no patience for her father's doughy wife, and befriends their infamous neighbor. When tragedy strikes the seaside town, Miss Lizzie is the only one who can help. Amanda finds her stepmother hacked to pieces in her blood-soaked bed. The police suspect Miss Borden, but Amanda knows her new friend is innocent. As the township closes ranks, Miss Lizzie and Amanda hunt for the real killer. Guilty or innocent, Lizzie Borden does not go down without a fight.
Crystal meth, brushfires, and a murderer on the loose threaten Du Pré's tranquil Montana townDrought has come to Toussaint, Montana, and appendicitis has stricken the Métis Indian tracker and investigator Gabriel Du Pré. His appendix is bad enough, but what really hurts is being trapped in the hospital when he learns that Maddy Collins has been killed. As far as Du Pré knows, no one in town had cause to dislike the harmless old coot, much less bash her head in with a cast-iron hatchet. When the doctors release him, he goes looking for answers. Du Pré suspects a pair of boys who, despite their good upbringing, have fallen in with a gang of meth dealers. Not long after the murder, they vanish. As the town is threatened by a forest fire, he hunts for the two young men, not knowing whether they are alive or dead. When the inferno reaches Toussaint, no one will be safe.
Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free. A SPY MUST BE READY FOR ANYTHING! Agents Cleo and Evan have been given an impossible mission: become super-spies and foil the plans of an evil mastermind. But it won't be easy to break into the Viper's secret underwater lair, complete a daring rescue, find the right key, and get out alive!
Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free. A PRICELESS DIAMOND...STOLEN! When Cleo and Evan go undercover to help a rookie detective interview a mansion full of suspects, nothing is as it seems. They must catch the crook -- and find the right key -- or they could be trapped inside this mystery forever...
After losing her mom in an accident, Sass is sent to live with her uncle in England. Far from her native Brooklyn, the rocky shores and crumbling castles of Cornwall seem like the perfect place to hide her grief. And when she stumbles across a silver horse in a sunlit meadow, Sass feels a surprising sense of peace . . . only to have it broken by a boy. Arrogant and distrustful, the horse's trainer, Alex, doesn't approve of the trespassing American. Yet after a few chance meetings, he begins to feel a connection to the curious girl with the sad eyes, and offers to teach her to ride. Sass never expected to feel anything again--least of all love--but the lessons reveal a far different Alex, and soon their friendship turns into something more. But Alex has a secret--a bombshell about his family that could shatter Sass's trust . . . and force him to abandon the one girl who made him believe in himself.
The next person who compares Chloe Cho with famous violinist Abigail Yang is going to HEAR it. Chloe has just about had it with people not knowing the difference between someone who's Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. She's had it with people thinking that everything she does well -- getting good grades, winning first chair in the orchestra, et CETera -- are because she's ASIAN. Of course, her own parents don't want to have anything to DO with their Korean background. Any time Chloe asks them a question they change the subject. They seem perfectly happy to be the only Asian family in town. It's only when Chloe's with her best friend, Shelly, that she doesn't feel like a total alien. Then a new teacher comes to town: Ms. Lee. She's Korean American, and for the first time Chloe has a person to talk to who seems to understand completely. For Ms. Lee's class, Chloe finally gets to explore her family history. But what she unearths is light-years away from what she expected.
Cello is in crisis. Princess Ko's deception of her people has emerged and the Kingdom is outraged; the Jagged Edge Elite have taken control, placing the Princess and two members of the Royal Youth Alliance under arrest and ordering their execution; the King's attempts to negotiate their release have failed; Color storms are rampant; and nobody has heard the Cello wind blowing in months. Meanwhile, Madeleine fears she's about to lose the Kingdom of Cello forever. Plans are in place to bring the remaining Royals home, and after that, all communication between Cello and the World will cease. That means she'll also lose Elliot, now back in Cello and being held captive by a branch of Hostiles. And there's nothing he can do to help his friends unless he can escape the Hostile compound. Worlds apart and with time running out, Madeleine and Elliot find themselves on a collision course to save the Kingdom they love, and maybe even save each other.
When aspiring photographer Dylan Moore is invited to join his best friend Rohit Lal on a family trip to India, he jumps at the chance to embark on an exciting journey just like their Lord of the Rings heroes, Frodo and Sam. But each boy comes to the trip with a problem: Rohit is desperate to convince his parents not to leave him behind in Mumbai to finish school, and Dylan is desperate to use his time in India to prove himself as a photographer and to avoid his parents' constant fighting. Keeping their struggles to themselves threatens to tear the boys apart. But when disaster strikes, Dylan and Rohit realize they have to set aside their differences to navigate India safely, confront their family issues, and salvage their friendship.
Get ready for the battle that will shake the world -- and the afterworld. In the epic conclusion to Alex and Ren's quest, they must face off against the Death Walkers, The Order, and an army raised from the dead. Can Alex put an end to the chaos and send these evil spirits back where they belong -- without putting an end to his own life? In the tradition of The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals, the TombQuest adventure continues online, with an epic game! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to play through!
This is Emma Perez, and I'm ON THE AIR! I found a clue about a "lost princess" in the Jefferson Market library, and now I'm using my extra-famous reporter-detective skills to go undercover and find her! Emma Perez solved Javier's wormburger mystery, found Sophia's Lion costume, and tracked down her dance teacher's special tambora drum. Now she'll have to learn an extra-special reporter trick: how to go undercover to solve a case! Can she find the "lost princess" at her library -- without getting into big trouble? It's time for a new edition of EMMA IS ON THE AIR!
Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers Books 4-6: Part-Time Wife\Holly and Mistletoe\Husband by the Hourby Susan Mallery
Love comes home to stay in #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers series.Craig Haynes comes from a long line of lady-killers. Lately, though, he can't stop thinking about Jill Bradford, his sons' new nanny. Sweet, redheaded Jill is perfect with his three rambunctious boys, and suddenly Craig finds himself thinking less about a fling and more about forever.When firefighter Jordan Haynes rescues Holly Garrett's mischievous cat, Mistletoe, from her burning apartment, he winds up in the hospital. Soon Holly finds herself caring for Jordan at home, but she definitely isn't prepared for the sexy glances he throws her way... Hannah Pace needed a pretend husband—fast! She lied to her long-lost mother about being married, and now she had to produce the groom. So she hired hometown bad boy Nick Archer. Though he wasn't every mother's dream, he sure was Hannah's hottest fantasy. Minute by minute, Nick's paid performance was feeling all too real. And soon Hannah wanted him to be a husband for life…. Susan Mallery's Hometown Heartbreakers Series, Volume 2: Part-Time Wife Holly and MistletoeHusband by the Hour
Revisit the beloved Calhoun Chronicles series in these three sweeping, romantic tales from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. ENCHANTED AFTERNOON Helena Cabot Barnes is the leading lady of Saratoga Springs, but beneath her glamorous facade lies a terrible deception--she married for all the wrong reasons and discovered too late that her husband is a dangerous man. Even after she ends her marriage and flees to the safety of Moon Lake, trouble still follows her, and she must put her trust in a man who once broke her heart. A SUMMER AFFAIR A gifted but troubled physician, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving practice from his Nob Hill mansion while raising his son after an unthinkable tragedy. When a fugitive with a gunshot wound appears in Blue's surgery, holding a pistol aimed at his heart, he is drawn to the woman's fragile beauty, her nerves of steel and the mystery surrounding her.
Revisit the beloved Calhoun Chronicles series in these three sweeping, romantic historical tales from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. THE CHARM SCHOOL An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind. Sea captain Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. To the Swan's motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract their lonely captain's attention, but his heart, as well. THE HORSEMASTER'S DAUGHTER Hunter Calhoun is a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife's death; he buries himself in his work of breeding racehorses. When a prized stallion arrives from Ireland crazed and unridable, Hunter is forced to seek help. Eliza Fylte has inherited her father's gift for gentling horses. And when Hunter arrives with his wild steed, her healing spirit reaches further yet to the intense, bitter man who needs her, just as she needs him. Eliza understands what Hunter refuses to seeâ ¦that love is the greatest healer of all. But can her kindness manage to teach such an untethered man what truly matters in life? HALFWAY TO HEAVEN At a White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams. Only, he's not interested... yet. So the gifted lady astronomer, whose passion for the stars has left her lacking in social graces, seeks someone to educate her in the art of seduction. Jamie Calhoun's handsome looks and easy charm have made him as popular on the Senate floor as he is with the capital's most attractive women. He befriends Abigail as a means to a political end, but somewhere along the way the plan goes awry. First laughter and then love take them completely by surprise in this wildly romantic story.
For a New Year packed with excitement, glamour and passion, check out these sizzling reissued stories from Harlequin Presents! The Billionaire's Perfect Opportunity by Melanie Milburne Alessandro Vallini once made the mistake of proposing to spoiled princess Rachel McCulloch. Her rejection scored his soul. But the tables have turned: Alessandro now holds Rachel's future in the palm of his hand! The Billionaire's Revenge Plot by Annie West Someone has been stealing from wealthy investment trader Jonas Deveson. He's got a good idea who it is and she's going to pay... Jonas blackmails Ravenna Ruggiero into working as his housekeeper to pay off her debt, but living under the same roof leads to unexpected and forbidden temptation... The Billionaire's Sizzling Reunion by Kelly Hunter Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan Black has edge written all over him. He's also the man who tipped Evie over the edge a few years back. Evie's not about to let that happen again. But that doesn't mean she's forgotten what it's like to surrender to Logan--and his deliciously dark desires...
A paramedic and two sexy SEALs in a collection by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster, Tawny Weber, and Anne Marsh for the first time! TREATING HER RIGHT by Lori Foster Paramedic Zack Grange is looking for a wife, but not just any wife. He wanted the perfect role model for his young daughter. When brash and wild Wynn Lane moved in next door, he knew exactly what he didn't want in a wife. But that was just the father in him talking; the man said yes please. Wynn was no shrinking violet and she wasn't about to change for Zack Grange. Still, she would have liked to think he saw her as more than a sexy playmate...maybe even loved her half as much as his daughter did... A SEAL'S TEMPTATION by Tawny Weber Lark Sommers's dry spell is officially a sex-starved desert. Since taking over her mom's coffee shop in Idaho--putting her own career on hold--Lark's been miserable. But her friends have a plan...one that starts with a superhot US Navy SEAL. Shane O'Brian has no clue he's being set up. All he knows is that Lark does incredible things to his libido. Still, Shane can't quite bring himself to tell her what he does for a living. After all, their risqué business is temporary--no strings attached. Especially when there's no way this SEAL would ever be tempted into anything more than a sexy little fling... TEASING HER SEAL by Anne Marsh Surgeon Laney Parker is on her honeymoon. Alone. Without her cheating fiancé, she's enjoying her nonrefundable "vacation" at Fantasy Island, an exotic resort filled with beaches and staff who apparently grant every sexual request. Including a very hot massage therapist... Laney has no idea that Gray Jackson is actually an undercover Navy SEAL who's supposed to keep his hands off. Or that Gray wants to take total control. To give Laney just what she--hell, what they both need. Gray can grant her every erotic wish, just as long as he keeps his cover.
These powerful billionaires are wrapped around their babies' little fingers! Four wealthy bachelors are tamed by love and family in this box set from USA TODAY bestselling authors Janice Maynard and Michelle Celmer. BABY FOR KEEPS by Janice Maynard Wealthy Dylan Kavanagh loves being a hero, so when single mom Mia needs help, Dylan offers her a room--at his place. But close proximity soon has Dylan thinking about making this little family his--for keeps. A BILLIONAIRE FOR CHRISTMAS by Janice Maynard All CEO Leo Cavallo wants for Christmas is a little R & R. But when he's forced to room with his sexy neighbor and her adorable baby he may lose his heart in the process! THE NANNY BOMBSHELL by Michelle Celmer When Sierra gave up her twins for adoption, she didn't expect tragedy to leave them in the care of a notorious hockey-playing billionaire. Now she'll stop at nothing to protect her children--even going undercover as the perfect nanny...with a perfectly shocking secret. PRINCESS IN THE MAKING by Michelle Celmer/br> Prince Marcus tempts Vanessa away from her plot to marry his father only to find the innocent American and her adorable baby girl could make his life complete. But if Vanessa leaves without a wedding ring, he'll be forbidden to make her his own...
Don't miss this heartfelt conclusion to the beloved Always a Bridesmaid series from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. When Luke Cassidy proposed to his best friend, Katie Jones was relieved that she was finally going to trade bridesmaid taffeta for bridal silk. Unfortunately, Luke had business--not love--on his mind. He only wanted a mother for his five-year-old son, and Katie's dreams of bridal bliss were turning into her worst nightmare. She had loved Luke for as long as she could remember, so she'd just have to convince him that she was more than a temporary business partner--she was a marital partner for life!