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The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (The Adrian Mole Series #2)

by Sue Townsend

“Townsend’s wit is razor sharp” as her self-proclaimed intellectual adolescent hero continues his hilarious angst-filled secret diary (TheMirror). I can’t wait until I am fully mature and can make urban conversation with intellectuals. Growing up among inferiors in Great Britain isn’t easy for a sensitive fifteen-year-old “poet of the Midlands” like Adrian Mole, considering everything in the world is conspiring to scar him for life: His hormones are in a maelstrom; his mother is pregnant (at her age!); his girlfriend, Pandora, is in shutdown; radio stardom isn’t panning out; he’s become allergic to non-precious metals; and passing his exams is as dire a crisis as the Falkland Islands. From weathering a profound but shaky romance with the love of his life to negotiating his parents’ reconciliation to writing his poetry on restroom walls (why on earth did he sign his name?), “Adrian Mole is as engaging as ever” (Time Out). The sequel to the beloved TheSecret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ continues Adrian’s chronicle of angst, which has sold more than twenty million copies worldwide, and been adapted for television and staged as a musical. Adrian Mole is truly “a phenomenon” (The Washington Post).

Brown Scarf Blues

by Mois Benarroch Steven Capsuto

Reeling from the deaths of two loved ones, an Israeli writer travels to Spain--his ancestors' homeland--for a conference of Sephardic Jews. In Seville, he finds a scarf that comforts him for thirteen days. Then, just as suddenly, it vanishes in Madrid. For the writer, the scarf becomes a symbol of loss: of goodbyes to things and people. He says farewell to the dead, and to all the people he never became and never will be. But just as he is letting go of his dreams, he meets a group of Spanish Jews who were lost in the Amazon for 150 years, whom he once wrote about in a novel. Did he merely make them up? Can imagination shape reality? Narrated through many voices and viewpoints, Brown Scarf Blues is a novella that spans countries--Morocco, Brazil, the United States and Israel--and languages--Hebrew, French, Spanish, Portuguese and especially Haketia: the Moroccan Judeo-Spanish speech that hangs on like a living-dead remnant of a vanished culture... the words and expressions left behind by a lost world.

In Het Rood

by Janine van der Kooij Colleen Cross

Wanneer Katerina en haar vriend Jace een onverwachte uitnodiging voor een feestje accepteren is misdaad wel het laatste waar ze aan denken. Maar dan laat een zogenaamd superdure wijn een vieze smaak achter in Kats mond en ontdekt ze een miljoenenzwendel. En dat alles nog voor het diner! nederlandse boeken, actie & avontuur, mystery & detective, vrouwelijke speurneuzen, gezellige mysterie

Às Portas de Tânger

by Mois Benarroch Catia A. G. Fernandes

Quando o pai dos Benzimra morre, deixa um testamento no qual anuncia à sua família a existência de um filho ilegítimo, fruto de uma relação com uma mulher muçulmana em Marrocos. Para receber a herança, a sua família deve fazer todos os possíveis para o encontrar. Empreendem então uma viagem até Tetuão, passando por lugares como Jerusalém, Madrid, Nova Iorque e Paris, à procura desse irmão perdido; uma viagem que os irá confrontar com as suas origens marroquinas, com o seu judaísmo, que os levará a questionarem-se sobre a sua identidade; uma experiência d qual não regressarão os mesmos. Uma obra que põe a descoberto como vive a sociedade israelita em pleno conflito entre sefarditas e ashkenazim, os laços e as tensões entre o mundo árabe e a Europa, entre a cultura do Médio Oriente e a cultura ocidental. Um mundo cheio de complexidades e refinamentos que são frequentemente distorcidos na versão apresentada pelos meios de comunicação. Uma história sobre um mundo pouco conhecido, o dos judeus do norte de Marrocos, repleta de intrigas, pontilhada por rasgos de humor e erotismo, que leva até ao incesto, mas deixando sempre a possibilidade de regresso a casa.

The Copyright/Design Interface: Past, Present and Future (Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law )

by Estelle Derclaye

Protecting designs is complex and diverse; it involves deciding whether to protect them by design law, copyright law, or by both laws. A single protection may be under- or overprotective but two or more can be overprotective if there are no rules regulating the overlap. Legal systems in Europe and abroad have struggled to find the most adequate solution to this problem. This book traces the history of the design/copyright interface of 15 countries, selected for their diversity in the way they dealt with the interface. It examines how these countries have coped with the problems engendered by the interface, the rules they applied to it over time and the reasons for legislative changes. This analysis reveals the most appropriate rules to regulate the interface at EU and global level and will appeal to academics, practising lawyers, judges, students and policymakers all over the world.

Captive Anzacs: Australian POWs of the Ottomans during the First World War (Australian Army History Series)

by Kate Ariotti

During the First World War, 198 Australians became prisoners of the Ottomans. Overshadowed by the grief and hardship that characterised the post-war period, and by the enduring myth of the fighting Anzac, these POWs have long been neglected in the national memory of the war. <P><P>Captive Anzacs explores how the prisoners felt about their capture and how they dealt with the physical and psychological strain of imprisonment, as well as the legacy of their time as POWs. More broadly, it explores public perceptions of the prisoners, the effects of their captivity on their families, and how military, government and charitable organisations responded to the POWs both during and after the War. Intertwining rich detail from letters, diaries and other personal papers with official records, Kate Ariotti offers a comprehensive, nuanced account of this aspect of Australian war history.<P> Introduces readers to a commonly overlooked aspect of the First World War.<P> Challenges the accepted myth of the 'fighting Anzac' and explores how prisoners felt about their capture during and after the War.<P> Details public perceptions of prisoners of war, as well as how families, the military, the government and charitable organisations responded during and after the War.<P>

Respectable Banking: The Search for Stability in London's Money and Credit Markets since 1695

by Anthony C. Hotson

The financial collapse of 2007–8 has questioned our assumptions about the underlying basis for stability in the financial system, and Anthony Hotson here offers an important reassessment of the development of London's money and credit markets since the great currency crisis of 1695. He shows how this period has seen a series of intermittent financial crises interspersed with successive attempts to find ways and means of stabilizing the system. He emphasises, in particular, the importance of various principles of sound banking practice, developed in the late nineteenth century, that helped to stabilize London's money and credit markets. He shows how these principles informed a range of market practices that limited aggressive forms of funding, and discouraged speculative lending. A tendency to downplay the importance of these regulatory practices encouraged a degree of complacency about their removal, with consequences right through to the present day.

Empire of Sentiment: The Death of Livingstone and the Myth of Victorian Imperialism

by Joanna Lewis

This is the first emotional history of the British Empire. Joanna Lewis explores how David Livingstone's death tied together British imperialism and Victorian humanitarianism and inserted it into popular culture. Sacrifice and death; Superman like heroism; the devotion of Africans; the cruelty of Arab slavery; and the sufferings of the 'ordinary man', generated waves of sentimental feeling. These powerful myths, images and feelings incubated down the generations - through grand ceremonies, further exploration, humanitarianism, Christian teaching, narratives of masculine endeavour and heroic biography - inspiring colonial rule in Africa, white settler pioneers, missionaries and Africans. Empire of Sentiment demonstrates how this central African story shaped Britain's romantic perception of itself as a humane power overseas when the colonial reality fell far short. Through sentimental humanitarianism, Livingstone helped sustain a British Empire in Africa that remained profoundly Victorian, polyphonic and ideological; whilst always understood at home as proudly liberal on race.

Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy: Core Socio-Economic Rights and the European Court of Human Rights (Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy)

by Ingrid Leijten

Core Socio-Economic Rights and the European Court of Human Rights deals with socio-economic rights in the context of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The book connects the ECtHR's socio-economic case law to an understanding of the Court's responsibility to recognize the limitations of supranational rights adjudication while protecting the most needy. By exploring the idea of core rights protection in constitutional and international law, a new perspective is developed that offers suggestions for improving the ECtHR's reasoning in socio-economic cases as well as contributing to the debate on indivisible rights adjudication in an age of 'rights inflation' and proportionality review. Core Socio-Economic Rights and the European Court of Human Rights will interest scholars and practitioners dealing with fundamental rights and especially those interested in judicial reasoning, socio-economic and supranational rights protection.

Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years (The Adrian Mole Series #4)

by Sue Townsend

Can an adult still have a secret diary? Everyone’s favorite angsty adolescent Brit is now a tormented twentysomething and still “a brilliant comic creation” (The Times). Question: What have I done with my life? Answer: Nothing. At 23¾ years old, Adrian Mole is now an adult and almost prepared. On the upside: He’s fallen for a perfectly lovely Nigerian waitress; he’s seeing a therapist so as to talk about himself without interruption; and he’s added vowels to his experimental novel-in-progress (so much more accessible to the masses!). The downside? Pandora is probably history; a pea-brained rival has been published before him to great acclaim; and worse, Adrian realizes he may not be uncommon after all. In fact, he may fall somewhere within the range of normalcy. How can an intellectual be expected to live with that? “Thank God for Sue Townsend and Adrian Mole” (The Observer). Her “achingly funny anti-hero” (Daily Mail) returns to take the world by storm—or least weather it—in the beloved bestselling series from “one of Britain’s most celebrated comic writers” (The Guardian). Adrian’s continuing chronicle of angst has sold more than twenty million copies worldwide, and been adapted for television and staged as a musical—truly “a phenomenon” (The Washington Post).

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (The Adrian Mole Series #8)

by Sue Townsend

The final chapter in the beloved chronicles of an angsty Brit begun in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ is “a tour de force by a comic genius” (Daily Mail). Am I turning into one of those middle-aged men who think the country has gone to the dogs and that there has been no decent music since Abba? Hard to believe! Adrian Mole is pushing forty, a beleaguered bookseller looking back through the wistful eyes of an unrecognized intellectual and, admittedly, pretty much of an Everyman. But he’s also looking forward, despite a few things: His five-year-old daughter is showing alarming Stalinist traits; his son is fighting the Taliban and he’s worried sick; his unfaithful wife is keeping a diary of her own and it’s all rather heartbreaking; frequent urination has made him fear trouble “down there;” and his mother is penning a misery memoir that is one gross slog of a lie (born an aristocrat in a Norfolk potato field, indeed!). Then one day he receives a phone call out of the blue from the great and only love his life: Pandora Braithwaite. “Do you think of me?” she asks. Only ever since he was 13¾ . . . Adrian Mole’s epic and hilarious chronicle of angst over a quarter century has sold more than twenty million copies worldwide, and been adapted for television and staged as a musical—truly “a phenomenon” (The Washington Post). This final volume is “like rediscovering an old school friend on Facebook” (Time Out), and “if [it] isn’t the best book published this year, I’ll eat my bookshelf” (Daily Mail).

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (The Adrian Mole Series #5)

by Sue Townsend

The “wickedly satirical, mad, ferociously farcical [and] subversive” angsty Brit of secret diary fame careens into his thirties (Daily Mail). I expect that by tomorrow I will have embellished the story and given myself a heroic status I do not deserve . . . Right now the truth is harrowing enough for aging, impotent intellectual Adrian Mole: He’s soon to be divorced; he hasn’t a clue what to do with his semi-stardom as a celebrity chef; his parents have become swingers (with whom is too shocking to go into now); his epic novel is still unpublished; his ex-flame Pandora is running for political office; and his younger sister has rebelled in the most distressingly common ways. But there’s one upside: Adrian’s son has inherited his mother’s unblemished skin. Is it any wonder that at 34¾ Adrian is still punishingly self-aware and willfully deluded about what he’s endured and what he’s yet to achieve? Struggling somewhere between breakthrough and breakdown, he’s telling his diary everything. The result? Adrian’s fifth Book of Revelation—and it’s “quite possibly, a classic” (Daily Mirror).

The Madoc and Janet Rhys Mysteries: A Pint of Murder, Murder Goes Mumming, and A Dismal Thing to Do (The Madoc and Janet Rhys Mysteries)

by Charlotte Macleod

The first three cozy mysteries in a series featuring a Royal Canadian Mountie and his resourceful wife from an international-bestselling author. The beloved sleuthing couple solves a trio of murder cases in the austere beauty of Canada’s New Brunswick. Originally published under the pseudonym Alisa Craig, these three tales are a witty look at murder in a small town—“the epitome of the ‘cozy’ mystery” (Mostly Murder). A Pint of Murder: When Janet Wadman realizes her friend Agatha was murdered with a jar of tainted green beans, her discovery leads to another untimely death. Height-challenged Mountie Madoc Rhys proves more capable than he looks, and Janet is duly impressed. Murder Goes Mumming: Madoc decides to ask Janet for her hand in marriage. But when the newly engaged couple finds their Christmas plans spoiled by murder, the investigating duo once again finds they have a gift for serving justice. A Dismal Thing to Do: Janet witnesses a terrible accident on the back roads of Canada. But after dashing into a nearby barn to get help, someone thanks her by stealing her car and then trying to kill her. Or were they? Madoc arrives and together they work to stop a deadly crime wave in its tracks.

Caballos y otras dudas

by Mois Benarroch Ignacio A. Hernández-Carreto

Benarroch nació en 1959 en Tetuan/Marruecos, entre Tangier y Gibraltar. Creció dentro de una mezcla de culturas e idiomas, siendo el español su lengua materna, asistiendo a una escuela francesa, escuchando el árabe en las calles y orando en hebreo. En 1972 emigró a Israel y vive desde entonces en Jerusalén. Ha publicado 5 libros de poesía y prosa en hebreo y uno en Español. Su poesía se ha publicado en cientos de revistas alrededor del mundo. En su primera colección de poemas en inglés, "Caballos y Otras Dudas", Benarroch toca temas como la inmigración, el enfrentamiento con un nuevo país, la discriminación de minorías, Bukowski, París, el Sionismo, Israel, el amor, la familia, la poesía, los poetas y la vida en general. Todos los poemas de este libro aparecen por primera vez en forma física, en su omnívora e incluyente poesía, logra un acercamiento honesto, poniendo la verdad y honestidad por encima de todo. Considerado uno de los poetas principales de Israel, la poesía de Benarroch se ha publicado en una docena de idiomas, incluyendo Urdú y Chino. Julia Uceda considera que en la poesía de Benarroch se encuentra la memoria del mundo, mientras José Luis García Martín cree que sus poemas son más que poesía, son un documento. Testigo de su propio tiempo, Benarroch comenzó a escribir poesía cuando tenía 15 en inglés, y siempre ha escrito en su lengua materna el español. A los 20 añadió también el Hebreo a las lenguas en las que escribe poesía y ha publicado seis libros de poesía en Israel. Esta colección incluye toda la poesía de Benarroch traducida al inglés o escrita en inglés así como sus libros El Lamento del Inmigrante, Llévame al Mar, Caballos y Otras Dudas, El Día Que El Jihad Destruyó Berlín y Las Enseñanzas De Baraka. "Si tuviera un voto de nominación para el premio nobel, él estaría en consideración" - Klaus Gerken, editor de Ygdrasil Su reputación ha crecido constantemente y sus

La bombe de la puberté

by Karen Campbell Isabelle De Rose

Karen Campbell est un professeur expert dans le domaine de la parentalité maintes fois récompensée pour ses travaux. Elle est parvenue à combler un manque énorme sur le sujet de la puberté. Il est évident que vous ne souhaitez pas que votre fille ou votre fils lise un ouvrage sur la puberté qui comporte des informations explicites sur la sexualité. Les enfants entrent dans la puberté plus tôt qu'auparavant, certains dès l'âge de neuf ans. Ils jouent encore à la poupée et aux Lego et sont encore petits dans leurs têtes. Lorsque son fils et sa fille sont entrés dans la phase de la puberté, Karen a cherché des ouvrages sur ce sujet mais aucun n'était rédigé à l'attention des jeunes enfants. Ce livre explique à votre enfant tout ce qu'il doit savoir avec des mots simples et adaptés à son âge. Il se compose de quatre chapitres. Conseils pour garçons et filles : Ce chapitre parle de la confiance en soi, des humeurs et des sentiments ainsi que des façons d'y faire face, des contraintes de la croissance, des amis, des harceleurs et des boutons. Guide de l'adolescence à l'attention des jeunes filles : Le second chapitre de ce livre est consacré aux filles et leur donne des conseils sur : ce qui est normal, les seins et les soutiens-gorge, les moqueries, les poils, les odeurs corporelles, l'apparence physique et l'image de soi, les règles et les petits amis. Qu'arrive-t-il aux garçons pendant la puberté ? : Ce chapitre est consacré aux garçons. Il met l'accent sur les transformations qu'ils seront amenés à subir, par exemple : la mue, les poils, l'apparence physique et la taille, l'attrait pour les filles, les parties génitales, les boutons, les odeurs corporelles et les sautes d'humeur. Le dernier chapitre réunit des Conseils à l'attention des parents. Nous y décrivons les changements que votre enfant va subir. Nous y parlons de l'image de soi et des stratégies qui lui permettront de garde

Lamentações do imigrante

by Mois Benarroch Jean Pierre Barakat

O livro contém poemas autobiográficos do autor que relatam suas várias vivências e sua experiência de se sentir como um imigrante em seu próprio país. O livro original foi publicado em novembro de 2011.

O Pequeno Baterista

by T. M. Bilderback Silvia Frantz

Um conto de Natal da Cia. Justo de Segurança, em que um milagre acontece pela segunda vez. É véspera de Natal na cidade. Dexter Beck, sua esposa Megan, e Percival "Reis" Washington estão dirigindo, a caminho de um evento especial da véspera de Natal. Reis e Dexter compartilham com Megan uma história de outra véspera de Natal nos primeiros tempos da Justo Segurança, quando a compahia está fornecendo segurança para a banda Omega. A Omega está na cidade para tocar em um concerto beneficente especial na véspera de Natal. Reis e Dexter estão levando o baterista, Gil Mullins, para o show, quando a pior nevasca de todos os tempos a atingir a cidade os força a abandonar o carro e se refugiar dentro da Igreja Católica St. Francis. O que se segue é uma história de salvação, conforto, e de crença, quando um evento de véspera de Natal se repete... e faz de Megan Fisk Beck uma pessoa que crê. Inspirado pela canção de Natal The Little Drummer Boy, O Pequeno Baterista vai aquecer seu coração... e fazer você acreditar.

Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law: Judicial Acts and Investment Treaty Arbitration (Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law)

by Berk Demirkol

Judicial acts of states are becoming increasingly subjected to international investment claims. This book focuses on distinctive particularities of these claims. Although there are no special responsibility regimes for different functions of the state, the application of investment treaty standards and the threshold for their breach may vary depending on the function involved. Accordingly, in order for the state to incur responsibility for a wrongful act committed in the exercise of its judicial function, there are some specific conditions that should be met: the investor must establish that the state is responsible for a breach attributable to the state; the investment tribunal has jurisdiction over the particular dispute; and the damage that the investor has suffered is a result of the particular breach. Berk Demirkol addresses questions in relation to the substance, jurisdiction, admissibility, and remedies in cases where state responsibility arises from a wrongful judicial act.

The Political Economy of European Security

by Kaija Schilde

What is the relationship between private actors and international institutions in global governance, as institutions such as the EU develop aspects of political authority once in the sole domain of nation states? Important areas of recent EU development have been immigration, security, and defense policies. Are these EU policies the result of strategic imperatives, or are they also driven by the political economy of markets? Kaija Schilde argues that answers require evaluating the EU in the comparative tradition of the political development of authority. Drawing on industry documents, interviews, interest group data, an original survey, and comparative political theory, The Political Economy of European Security demonstrates that interest groups can change the outcomes of developing political institutions because they provide sources of external capacity, which in turn can produce authority over time. In this way, the EU is like a developing state in its relationship with interest groups.

Writing the Early Medieval West

by Charles West Elina Screen

Far from the oral society it was once assumed to have been, early medieval Europe was fundamentally shaped by the written word. This book offers a pioneering collection of fresh and innovative studies on a wide range of topics, each one representing cutting-edge scholarship, and collectively setting the field on a new footing. Concentrating on the role of writing in mediating early medieval knowledge of the past, on the importance of surviving manuscripts as clues to the circulation of ideas and political and cultural creativity, and on the role that texts of different kinds played both in supporting and in subverting established power relations, these essays represent a milestone in studies of the early medieval written word.

Metaphor: Embodied Cognition and Discourse

by Beate Hampe

Metaphor theory has shifted from asking whether metaphor is 'conceptual' or 'linguistic' to debating whether it is 'embodied' or 'discursive'. Although recent work in the social and cognitive sciences has yielded clear opportunities to resolve that dispute, the divide between discourse- and cognition-oriented approaches has remained. To unite the field, this book brings together leading metaphor researchers from a number of disciplines. It collects major arguments and presents a wide variety of empirical evidence, placing special emphasis on the embodiment and socio-cultural embeddedness of cognition, as well as the multi-modal and social-interactive nature of communication. It shows that metaphor theory can only profit from an approach that takes multiple perspectives into consideration and tries to account for findings yielded by multiple methodologies. By doing so, it works towards a dynamic, multi-dimensional, socio-cognitive model of metaphor that goes beyond what research traditions have separately achieved.

African Studies Series: The History of a Continent (African Studies #137)

by John Iliffe

In a vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the AIDS epidemic, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure their survival. In the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations, however, the same institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. Africans: The History of a Continent is thus a single story binding living Africans to their earliest human ancestors.

Fascism, Power, and Individual Rights: Escape from Freedom, To Have or To Be?, and The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

by Erich Fromm

Three fascinating examinations of the psychology of political power from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Loving. Philosopher and social theorist Erich Fromm is renowned as “a psychologist of penetration and a writer of ability” (Chicago Tribune). In these three riveting works, Fromm sheds light on some of the most critical dilemmas facing humanity. Escape from Freedom: Though freedom has been a prized value in Western culture for centuries, it is often accompanied by feelings of anxiety and powerlessness. Fromm’s compelling study demonstrates how these feelings of alienation can lead to a desire for conformity and authoritarianism, bringing invaluable insight into the rise of Nazism and fascism in Europe. To Have or To Be?: Life in the modern age began when people no longer lived at the mercy of nature and instead took control of it. Fromm argues that through the process of modern materialism, the natural tendency of humankind moved away from practicing human abilities, and instead focused on possessing objects. Humankind therefore began using tools that replace our own powers to think, feel, and act independently. Fromm argues that positive change—both social and economic—will come from being, loving, and sharing. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness: This classic study makes a distinction between animal aggression and certain forms of destructiveness that can only be found in human beings. His case studies span zoo animals, necrophiliacs, and the psychobiographies of notorious figures such as Hitler and Stalin, offering a comprehensive exploration of the human impulse for violence. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Cirak's Daughter

by Charlotte Macleod

A young woman investigates the death of her wealthy, estranged father in a small Rhode Island town in this novel by the author of the Peter Shandy Mysteries. Murder can happen anywhere, even in sleepy Meldrum, Rhode Island. And while the town’s old-money families may prefer to sweep such unseemliness under their Oriental rugs, its newest resident can think of nothing else. Nineteen-year-old Jenny Cirak has moved into the house her father, a once-famous movie producer, willed to her. She’s also using an assumed name, just like he did when he lived—and died—in Meldrum. But why did he leave a fortune to the child he abandoned . . . and what really killed him? Hoping to make sense of the father she never knew, Jenny must get to know his neighbors and expose their secrets and feuds. Somewhere among this cast of characters, which includes a retired corporate accountant from Baltimore who shows up on her doorstep with a clue, is a person who knows the truth—and will do anything to keep Cirak’s daughter from uncovering it. From the acclaimed author of the Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn series and other popular mysteries, this is a twisting tale of small-town secrets and suspense.

King Devil

by Charlotte Macleod

A historical mystery set in early twentieth-century New England from the acclaimed author of the Peter Shandy series. Upon graduating from an academy for respectable young ladies, Lavinia Tabard heads to the New England countryside and her rich cousin Zilpha’s summer cottage with the low expectations of a charity case. Lavinia intends to endure Zilpha’s saccharine sweetness and her “companion” Tetsy’s bullying ways only until she can plan an escape that doesn’t involve marriage. A welcome distraction comes when, as she works on a grave rubbing at the local cemetery, Lavinia notices something strange about the dates on the stone. Her questions lead to the doorsteps of several interesting neighbors, including a self-made young architect with a temper as fiery as his red hair. Hayward Clinton and his partner have an office on Zilpha’s property, an awkward situation that won’t change until the mysterious disappearance of the business’s original owner is solved. It’s a case too curious for Lavinia to resist—but someone will stop at nothing to ensure that she does. King Devil is an entertaining tale of suspense from the acclaimed author of the Peter Shandy Mysteries, as well as the Boston-set Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn series.

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