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The Girl's Number Doesn't Answer

by Talmage Powell

Three people were dead, their heads bashed in, their bodies hacked with a samurai sword. All three victims were Japanese. The murder weapon was traced to Nick Martin, a veteran of Iwo Jima. Nick had spent fifteen pain-ridden years in and out of Army hospitals. He tried to drown his memories of the horror, but whisky only put him right back in the middle of that fierce battle.Nick drank a fifth the night of the killing.That’s the kind of case the police call 'open and shut.' But Ed Rivers, a private detective, was a friend of Nick Martin’s. And no one was shutting the door of a death cell on Nick - not while Rivers could still go after the real, fiendishly clever murderer.

CLEP College Algebra Book + Online

by Stu Schwartz

Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP* College Algebra Everything you need to pass the exam and get the college credit you deserve. CLEP* is the most popular credit-by-examination program in the country, accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. For over 15 years, REA has helped students pass the CLEP* exam and earn college credit while reducing their tuition costs. Our CLEP* test preps are perfect for adults returning to college (or attending for the first time), military service members, high-school graduates looking to earn college credit, or home-schooled students with knowledge that can translate into college credit. There are many different ways to prepare for the CLEP*. What's best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter. Our test prep for CLEP* College Algebra and the free online tools that come with it, will allow you to create a personalized CLEP* study plan that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your learning style, and your current level of knowledge. Here's how it works: Diagnostic exam at the REA Study Center focuses your study Our online diagnostic exam pinpoints your strengths and shows you exactly where you need to focus your study. Armed with this information, you can personalize your prep and review where you need it the most. Most complete subject review for CLEP* College Algebra Our targeted review covers all the material you'll be expected to know for the exam and includes a glossary of must-know terms. Two full-length practice exams The online REA Study Center gives you two full-length practice tests and the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available today. Instant score reports help you zero in on the CLEP* College Algebra topics that give you trouble now and show you how to arrive at the correct answer-so you'll be prepared on test day.

Japandemonium Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien

by Toriyama Sekien Matt Alt Hiroko Yoda

First English publication of all four of Sekien's masterworks: The Illustrated Demons' Night Parade, More Illustrated Demons from Past and Present, Even More Demons from Past and Present, and An Idle Horde of Things.

The Killer is Mine

by Talmage Powell

The dirtiest killer of the year was the man private investigator Ed Rivers had to save from the chair.Wally Tulman, Florida socialite, had been convicted of molesting and murdering a young girl.Tulman’s lovely wife begged Rivers to take his case - to prove him innocent.Rivers wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole.Then somebody tapped him over the head, just to make sure.Ed Rivers got the message. Somebody didn’t want him on the case.So he waded into it - with both fists flying.

Man-Killer

by Talmage Powell

Her real name was Vicky Hustin, but to the people of Big Hominy she would always be ''that uppity mountain gal, that piece of hill trash who thinks she’s so high and mighty.'' And when her ex-husband was found brutally murdered, they had still another name for her: Man-killer!They also had a name for someone like Wade Calhoun, who dared to believe in Vicky’s innocence. Crazy, that’s what he was. Shell-shocked from the war, probably. Just ignore him till the trial’s over and that no-good gal’s had her comeuppance on the gallows!But Wade Calhoun wasn’t giving up that easily. He’d turn up the one bit of evidence the town couldn’t ignore. Because even if it meant pitting his life against that of a killer, he was determined once and for all to balance the scales of Big Hominy’s justice!

The Smasher

by Talmage Powell

A telephone rang - and Steve Griffin recognized the distant, terrified voice of his wife. ''He’s trying to run me down with a car. He’s trying to smash the life out of me, Steve.'' But who her pursuer was Maureen never lived to tell.What would drive an unknown man to kill Maureen, to smash out her life with an automobile which was the twin of Steve’s own? Steve Griffin could think of nothing that would explain this nightmare.Then a special delivery letter came to his office. It had only a single, typewritten line: ''You owe me the kid too, Griffin.'' And now, desperately frightened for his young daughter, Steve knew he had to seek out the murderer himself. He realized he was seeking no ordinary hit-and-run driver, but a deadly menace who had sworn to kill again.In this gripping first novel of suspense, Talmage Powell sharply evokes the tension of Griffin’s quest down to its last, savage seconds.

Killing Cousins

by Fletcher Flora

Willie is an alluring woman. She’s the kind of wife that other men lust for. But when she decides her husband, Larry, had ought to be murdered, the stunning beauty turns deadly. The killer? The man who agrees to help her carry out the devious plot? Larry’s cousin Quincy.Quincy plans how to get rid of the body - how to make it look like Larry had run off and left his wife behind. It’s a grand plan.But will it hold together?

Leave Her to Hell

by Fletcher Flora

''Buy me a drink,'' she said.''I’m too poor,'' I said.''I’ll buy you one.''''I’m too proud,'' I said.''In my apartment,'' she said, ''there’s Scotch, rye, bourbon - anything you want!''''Anything?''''Anything!''

The Quaking Widow

by Robert Colby

Her fortune was the price on her headBurt Keating had been trying to make the acquaintance of his pretty red-headed neighbor, but he wasn’t getting very far - until the day she escaped from a strange roadside encounter. For when it turned out that murder had resulted from the affair, she threw herself hysterically into Burt’s arms, pleading for his help.It seems she had inherited a sealed box, whose contents were entirely unknown. Certain parties wanted that box badly. They had offered her a fortune - or sudden death.Burt knew then that chivalry can go too far, for there was no longer any way out once he’d tangled with the quaking widow.

The Star Trap

by Robert Colby

She put her head on my shoulder. Her hand slid off my thigh and into my lap, paused. She kissed my ear, lingered there. ''And what are you afraid of?'' she whispered.''Afraid you’ll stop,'' I said against the moist spread of her lips.''I couldn’t,'' she answered, falling back on the divan, taking me with her. ''Not for a long, long time,'' she said beside me. She took my hand and guided it beneath her sweater to the warmth of bare breast. ''Feel my heart,'' she said. ''I’m a fast train on a down track to nowhere. And my heart says 'Couldn’t stop-wouldn’t stop-couldn’t if I would-wouldn’t if I could . . .

In a Vanishing Room

by Robert Colby

''You asked my business,'' remarked Dasher, ''and I told you that I’m a trouble-shooter. I shoot trouble - with this.'' He waved the .45. ''And you’re trouble. My client asked that you both be removed, and I’m most obliging, you see, at a price.''''Why?'' cried Marian. ''Why should he want us killed?''''I don’t know,'' said Dasher. ''I have no idea. Those things are never of interest to me. I have clients all over the country who send people to me. I never ask why. I ask, how much will you pay? That’s what I ask. Some people come higher than others. It depends on their importance. And believe me, this is not an expensive job, as they go. You’ll hardly be missed.''He called to his assistant. ''Go get the tarp. The gentleman will go first. I’m in no hurry with the lady.'' He gave Marian a lewd grin.

Kentucky's Bluegrass

by Wynelle Scott Deese

Within these pages are vintage postcards, created between 1900 and 1950, that depict an area known across the country as Kentucky's Bluegrass. From its horse farms to its military forts and river commerce, this seventeen county region exemplifies the spirit and pride of Kentucky, and the images preserved on these postcards bring the history of this unique area to life.

African-American Life in Preston County

by Nancy Jane Copney

Preston County, an area nestled in the northern corner of West Virginia, is bounded on the north byPennsylvania and the Mason-Dixon line and on the eastby the state of Maryland. This scenic Appalachian region is primarily a farming community, though mining, timber, recreation, and tourism have also been vital contributors to the county's economy. The small yet vibrant African-American community of Preston County, whose story is told here through family photographs, documents, and memories, is a vital part of the county's heritage. For generations, these families have worked on the land and in the mines; they have raised their children and built their homes in Preston County. Vintage images from as early as the 1860s preserve theAfrican-American story of the mothers and fathers andthe mine workers and farmers who have played andcontinue to play an important role in the history of this beautiful part of the world.

The 50 Best Grilling Recipes: Tasty, fresh, and easy to make!

by Media Adams

They’re easy. They’re flavorful. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Grilling Recipes is an appetizing selection of delicious dishes you can cook out on the grill. From Stuffed Hot Dogs to New England Lobster Flamed with Brandy, there’s plenty included so you can whip up satisfying and tasty snacks and meals. Enjoy!

Here For You

by Skylar M. Cates

Sunshine and Happiness: Book OneLife is a thread connecting us. One pull and it all unravels. Cole Gannon arrives in the seaside town of Ocean Vista to work as a bartender and finally find a place to belong. Determined to make a home for himself, Cole lives happily with his four colorful roommates, whom he considers brothers. The only problem is Cole's attraction to Ian Stark--a guy all wrong for him. He wishes he didn't keep running into the sexy lawyer. Ian knows Cole is attracted to him, but the younger man keeps him at arm's length. It only makes Ian more determined to be with Cole and learn all his secrets. But while Ian has built a successful law practice, he hasn't done too well with relationships. When a sudden and devastating tragedy occurs, it shatters Cole's world and throws Cole and Ian together in unexpected ways. In an instant, everything between them changes forever.

Please Remember Me

by Jacob Z. Flores

Successful lawyer Santi Herrera couldn't be happier with the direction his life is taking. Not only is he on track to becoming a partner in his law firm, but he's planning his wedding to Hank Burton, a south Texas contractor who has made a name for himself despite his humble beginnings. The introverted lone wolf Santi and the friendly, outgoing Hank complement each other perfectly. From the moment they laid eyes on each other, they were hooked, and as far as Santi and Hank are concerned, a happily ever after is their destiny. But fate deals them a devastating new hand. A construction accident leaves Hank with severe head trauma and brings him precariously close to death. When he finally awakens, Hank doesn't remember Santi or the love they shared for the past three years. Santi faces the greatest challenge of his life. Can he respark a flame his lover can't recall? And can he stop the diverging paths that fickle fate charts between them? Santi has faith in the love he and Hank shared and in the words his father once spoke to him: "It's never too late to fall in love. All over again."

Candy Man

by Amy Lane

Adam Macias has been thrown a few curve balls in his life, but losing his VA grant because his car broke down and he missed a class was the one that struck him out. One relative away from homelessness, he's taking the bus to Sacramento, where his cousin has offered a house-sitting job and a new start. He has one goal, and that's to get his life back on track. Friends, pets, lovers? Need not apply. Finn Stewart takes one look at Adam as he's applying to Candy Heaven and decides he's much too fascinating to leave alone. Finn is bright and shiny--and has never been hurt. Adam is wary of his attention from the very beginning--Finn is dangerous to every sort of peace Adam is forging, and Adam may just be too damaged to let him in at all. But Finn is tenacious, and Adam's new boss, Darrin, doesn't take bullshit for an answer. Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder--letting Finn in or living without him? With the holidays approaching it seems like an easy question, but Adam knows from experience that life is seldom simple, and the world seldom cooperates with hope, faith, or the plans of cats and men.2015 Rainbow Awards Best Gay Romantic Comedy Runner-Up

Dirty Dining

by Em Lynley

Jeremy Linden's a PhD student researching an HIV vaccine. He's always short of money, and when biotech startup PharmaTek reduces funding for his fellowship, he's tempted to take a job at a men's dining club as a serving boy. The uniforms are skimpy, and he's expected to remove an item of clothing after each course. He can handle that, but he soon discovers there's more on the menu here than fine cuisine. How far will he go to pay his tuition, and will money get in the way when he realizes he's interested in more from one of his gentlemen? Brice Martin is an attorney for a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. When he's asked to take a client to the infamous Dinner Club, he finds himself unexpectedly turned on by the atmosphere and especially by his server, Remy. He senses there's more to the sexy young man than meets the eye. The paradox fascinates him, and he can't get enough of Remy. Their relationship quickly extends beyond the club and sex. But the trust and affection they've worked to achieve may crumble when Jeremy discovers Brice's VC firm is the one that pulled the plug on PharmaTek--and Jeremy's research grant. 2015 Rainbow AwardsThe Bobby Michaels Award for Best Gay Erotic Romance Runner-Up

Macarons at Midnight

by Anna Martin M. J. O'Shea

Tristan Green left his small English town for Manhattan and a job at a high profile ad agency, but can't seem to find his bearings. He spends a lot of time working late at night, eating and sleeping alone, and even more time meandering around his neighborhood staring into the darkened windows of shops. One night when he's feeling really low, he wanders by a beautiful little bakery with the lights still on. The baker invites him in, and some time during that night Tristan realizes it's the first time he's really smiled in months. Henry Livingston has always been the odd duck, the black sheep, the baker in an old money family where pedigree is everything and quirky personalities are hidden behind dry martinis and thick upper east side townhouse facades. Henry is drawn to Tristan's easy country charm, dry English wit, and everything that is so different from Henry's world. Their new romance is all buttercream frosting and sugared violets until Tristan's need to fit in at work makes him do something he desperately wishes he could undo. Tristan has to prove to Henry that he can be trusted again before they can indulge in the sweet stuff they're both craving.

Dumped in Oz

by Andrew Grey

Tales from KansasBecause of an opportunity he'd be a fool to turn down, Lyle Powers transfers to his company's warehouse in central Kansas. The last thing he expects is to meet another gay man in the small town, let alone one who captures his interest. Roger Kypers is a recovering alcoholic with a twelve-year-old daughter he only gets to see for part of the summer. Neither Lyle nor Roger is looking for a relationship, and they fumble at the start, yet emotions build as Roger shows Lyle the landmarks of Oz. But when Roger's wicked witch of an ex-wife threatens to take his daughter away for good if he doesn't act "normally," he's faced with the challenge of letting her get away with it, or fighting to accept himself and standing up for what he knows is right.

Jasper's Mountain

by John Inman

When small-time thief Timmy Harwell recklessly "borrows" a Cadillac for a joyride, he doesn't expect to find a cool $100,000 in the trunk. His elation turns to terror when he realizes the SUV and the dough belong to Miguel Garcia, aka El Poco, a Tijuana drug dealer with a nasty reputation. Timmy sees only one way out: leave the stolen car behind and run as fast as he can. His getaway is cut short when a storm strands him outside Jasper Stone's secluded mountain cabin. Jasper finds Timmy in his shed, unconscious and burning up with fever, and takes care of the younger man, nursing him back to health. The two begin to grow close, but Jasper, a writer who seeks only solitude, is everything Timmy isn't. Straightforward, honest, and kind. Timmy needs Jasper's help--and wants his respect--so he hides his dishonest habits. But when El Poco comes after him, Timmy realizes he's not the only one at risk. His actions have also put Jasper in harm's way. Honesty now could mean Timmy loses the man he's come to love, but not being honest could mean far worse.

Anything Could Happen

by B. G. Thomas

Moving to Kansas City could be the best thing Austin Shelbourne has ever done. For a start, he can stop living a lie and finally come out of the closet. And there's a chance, though slim, that he might be able to locate the love of his life, Todd Burton. It had seemed like a good idea when he seduced his friend, but Todd freaked out and vanished. Austin hopes to find Todd, make things right between them, and win his love. But when he meets actor Guy Campbell, things get even more confusing. The moment Guy sets eyes on Austin, he knows Austin is The One. But Austin makes it clear he feels a responsibility to Todd, and Guy has some dark secrets of his own. He's found redemption in acting and directing, but worries that if Austin learns the truth, he might not be able bear it. And what if Todd accepts Austin's apology and the love Austin offers? Guy wants Austin desperately, but he also wants him to be happy. In the play of life, with the happiness of good men in the balance, anything could happen.

Montana Americana Music: Boot Stomping in Big Sky Country

by Aaron Parrett Smith Henderson

Montana's relationship to Americana music is as wide and deep as the famed Missouri River that inspired countless musicians seated at its shores. From the fiddling of Pierre Cruzatte and George Gibson in the Corps of Discovery to the modern-day loner folk of Joey Running Crane and Cameron Boster, the Treasure State inspires the production of top-notch country music. In the 1950s, bands like the Snake River Outlaws fostered a long-standing love of hillbilly honky-tonk, and in the 1970s, the Mission Mountain Wood Band added a homegrown flavor of its own. Contemporary acts like the Lil' Smokies and songwriter Martha Scanlan promise a vibrant future for the local sound. Author and musician Aaron Parrett explores this history to show what it means to boot stomp in Big Sky Country.

African Americans of Durham & Orange Counties: An Oral History

by Jean Bolduc Anthony Wilson

Durham and Orange Counties have vibrant and active African American communities. Throughout the region's unjust past, generations have shown extraordinary strength and resolve. Floyd McKissick became the first African American student at the University of North Carolina School of Law after Thurgood Marshall argued for his admittance in court. The struggle for civil rights in Durham shaped the poetry of Jaki Shelton Green, one of the state's most esteemed wordsmiths. More recently, local leaders such as Michelle Johnson find the work of equality is far from over. Journalist and writer Jean Bolduc reveals the voices of Durham and Orange County African Americans in a series of inspirational oral histories.

What Color is Your Smoothie?: From Red Berry Roundup to Super Smart Purple Tart--300 Recipes for Vibrant Health

by Britt Allen Brandon

Eating the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables isn't always easy. Even if you do, you still might not be getting the wide range of vitamins and minerals you need. Each color group of fruits and vegetables offers different beneficial effects, so to get these essential nutrients, you have to eat the rainbow! What Color Is Your Smoothie? helps you do just that. Inside, you'll find delicious, easy-to-make recipes, such as: Sparkling Strawberry Smoothie-bright red strawberries are packed with vitamin C. They also contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and belly-filling fiber.Clever Carrots and Spice-orange carrots are full of beta-carotene, which helps prevent cancer, arthritis, and cardiovascular diseasePineapple Banana Cream-yellow bananas are rich in carotenoids, which can decrease the likelihood of lung cancerSpicy Spinach Smoothie-dark green veggies contain phytochemicals, which can protect your eyes by keeping your retinas strongBlueberry Blastoff Smoothie-blue and purple foods contain flavonoids, which help prevent short-term memory loss With more than 300 colorful, vitamin-packed smoothies to choose from, you'll blend, smooth, and shake your way to a healthy new you!

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