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Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit are London's craftiest and bravest detectives--and there's no better pair to solve the city's most confounding crimes. In this riveting eBook collection of mystery short stories, available together for the first time, Christopher Fowler takes Bryant and May on a series of twisting adventures and brings readers behind the scenes of his beloved novels. Includes a preview of Christopher Fowler's new Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery, Bryant & May and the Burning Man! In "Bryant & May in the Field," a woman is found with her throat slashed in a snowy park, yet the killer managed to escape without leaving any footprints. In "Bryant & May and the Nameless Woman," a businessman drowns in the pool of a posh club, and the only suspect is a young woman who remains almost too calm during questioning. And in "Bryant & May Ahoy!" the pair go on holiday on a friend's yacht in Turkey, but Bryant realizes there's something fishy about their fellow passengers. From London's grandest mansions to its darkest corners, from the Christmas department of Selfridges to a sinister traveling sideshow, there's no scene too strange for the Peculiar Crimes Unit and the indefatigable detectives at its helm. Praise for Christopher Fowler's ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit "A brilliant series."--The Denver Post "Fowler, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive."--Entertainment Weekly "Eclectic, eccentric and endlessly entertaining books."--The Seattle Times "Fowler's small but ardent American following deserves to get much larger."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "A rough mash-up of Law & Order, The X-Files, and Monty Python's Flying Circus . . . These stories are witty, challenging, engrossing, informative and incredibly well-written."--Bookreporter "May and Bryant make a stellar team."--The Wall Street Journal "Fowler reinvents and reinvigorates the traditional police procedural."--The Boston Globe "Grumpy Old Men does CSI with a twist of Dickens! Bryant and May are hilarious. I love this series."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning
Short-listed for the Man Booker PrizeThe Guardian: The Best Novels of 2015The Independent: Literary Fiction of the Year 2015From one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and Man Booker Prize nominee Sunjeev Sahota--a sweeping, urgent contemporary epic, set against a vast geographical and historical canvas, astonishing for its richness and texture and scope, and for the utter immersiveness of its reading experience.Three young men, and one unforgettable woman, come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new--to support their families; to build their futures; to show their worth; to escape the past. They have almost no idea what awaits them.In a dilapidated shared house in Sheffield, Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar and Randeep are middle-class boys whose families are slowly sinking into financial ruin, bound together by Avtar's secret. Randeep, in turn, has a visa wife across town, whose cupboards are full of her husband's clothes in case the immigration agents surprise her with a visit. She is Narinder, and her story is the most surprising of them all. The Year of the Runaways unfolds over the course of one shattering year in which the destinies of these four characters become irreversibly entwined, a year in which they are forced to rely on one another in ways they never could have foreseen, and in which their hopes of breaking free of the past are decimated by the punishing realities of immigrant life. A novel of extraordinary ambition and authority, about what it means and what it costs to make a new life--about the capaciousness of the human spirit, and the resurrection of tenderness and humanity in the face of unspeakable suffering.From the Hardcover edition.
Set in Toronto and Italy, this powerful sequel to In a Glass House explores the sometimes forbidden aspect of desire and one's longing for what is unrecoverable. Victor Innocente remeets his half-sister in Toronto, shortly after his father's death. Uneasy with their new proximity in each other's lives, they are at first restrained. But gradually what is unspoken between them comes closer to the surface, setting in motion a course of events that will take Victor back to Valle del Sole in Italy, the place of his birth. It is there, where the story had its strange beginning twenty years earlier, that he confronts his past, its secrets and its revelations. Poignant, gripping, and written in luminous, highly charged prose, Where She Has Gone is an unforgettable novel - for its vivid portrayal of character and place, and for its extraordinarily moving encounter with the past.
Everything you need to know about the Apple TV!The Apple TV may be the smallest component of a home entertainment system, but its size is in stark contrast to the vast quantity of content that it can bring to life through your television. With it, you can consider cutting the cord to your cable company -- and ditching that expensive monthly bill! And with the advice in Take Control of Apple TV, you can go far beyond watching movies and TV shows to make the Apple TV into the hub of your stereo system, display gorgeous slideshows of your photos, and play iPhone and iPad games on the big screen. Written by TidBITS managing editor Josh Centers, the ebook walks new owners through setup, and then dives into explaining how to best control the Apple TV with the included remote, Apple's Remote app, or another TV remote. You'll learn to customize the icon grid on the main screen, enable parental controls, and make your screen saver look awesome. Josh also covers uses of AirPlay, the Apple technology that lets you beam audio and video from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the Apple TV, and lets the Apple TV send audio to compatible speakers anywhere in your home.When it comes to content, you'll tour the Apple TV's built-in video apps -- iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, PBS, YouTube, and more -- plus get ideas for which are likely to offer what you want to watch. But you're not restricted to commercial video -- Josh explains how you can best view home movies and any DVDs or Blu-ray discs you own, listen to your music or iTunes Radio, use Home Sharing to display your photos via the Apple TV, and discover iOS games designed for playing via the Apple TV. If you're feeling geeky, you can read about how to make Plex bring in even more video content, including free access to Comedy Central's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.Finally, the Apple TV isn't just about entertainment. Thanks to AirPlay, it makes a great device for giving presentations from a Mac, iPhone, or iPad using Keynote; it's the perfect accompaniment for a road warrior heading into unfamiliar conference rooms. Josh gives you all the details, including a list of what you'll need to handle any hardware you may encounter.In Take Control of Apple TV you'll read about:* The one-button press for jumping immediately to the main menu * Hiding unwanted Apple TV apps that clutter your main screen * Must-know video navigation tricks (also in the free Apple TV Cheat Sheet) * Enabling subtitles for foreign-language films or for the deaf or hard of hearing * Which is better, Netflix or Hulu? * Navigating with audio VoiceOver * Playing music from the Apple TV on every speaker in the house * The obscure way to transfer photos from a computer to the Apple TV * Two ways to show home movies on your TV screen * Using your TV screen as a second monitor for your Mac * Essential items to pack if you'll be giving a presentation via an Apple TV * What you can do with Conference Room Display mode * Improving AirPlay performance when playing games * Setting up an Elgato EyeTV HD to record live TV for the Apple TV
Improve your passwords without losing your cool, thanks to Joe Kissell's expert advice. Start on the path to modern password security by watching Joe's intro video and by checking out our Joe of Tech comic in the Contents & Intro tab below (scroll down!). Read the book to understand the problems and apply a real-world strategy that includes choosing a password manager, auditing your existing passwords, and dealing with situations where automated tools can't help. "Awesome. You did an amazing job breaking it down. This should be mandatory reading." --Rich Mogull, CEO at Securosis</p>\n\n<p>This ebook helps you overcome frustrations that arise when attempting to design a strategy for dealing with the following password problems:</p>\n\n<ul><li><p>9-character passwords with upper- and lowercase letters, digits, and punctuation are NOT strong enough.</p></li>\n<li><p>You CANNOT turn a so-so password into a great one by tacking a punctuation character and number on the end.</p></li>\n<li><p>It is NOT safe to use the same password everywhere, even if it's a great password.</p></li>\n<li><p>A password is NOT immune to automated cracking because there's a delay between login attempts.</p></li>\n<li><p>Even if you're an ordinary person without valuable data, your account may STILL be hacked, causing you problems.</p></li>\n<li><p>You can NOT manually devise "random" passwords that will defeat potential attackers.</p></li>\n<li><p>Just because a password doesn't appear in a dictionary, that does NOT necessarily mean that it's adequate.</p></li>\n<li><p>It is NOT a smart idea to change your passwords every month.</p></li>\n<li><p>Truthfully answering security questions like "What is your mother's maiden name?" does NOT keep your data more secure.</p></li>\n<li><p>Adding a character to a 10-character password does NOT make it 10 percent stronger.</p></li>\n<li><p>Easy-to-remember passwords like "correct horse battery staple" will NOT solve all your password problems.</p></li>\n<li><p>All password managers are NOT pretty much the same.</p></li>\n<li><p>Your passwords will NOT be safest if you never write them down and keep them only in your head.</p></li>\n</ul><p class="quote">"Joe handles a confusing and scary subject more clearly and calmly than I would have thought possible. I'll be recommending this book to just about everybody I know." --William Porter, database developer, author, photographer</p></div>
In Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything i>, Jeff enlightens Fortune 500 enterprises about the Big Data ecosystem as they begin to channel their data from stranded silos into an accessible reservoir of possibility and discovery. Jeff explains where commercial supercomputing came from, where it is and its impact on the future of computing.
Joseph De Veuster was an ordinary boy growing up in Belgium, planning to take over the family farm as he grew older, until he was called to a new vocation--the life of a priest. Joseph became Father Damien and was sent as a missionary to Hawaii and, eventually, to Molokai to become a priest for those suffering from leprosy.
This noblewoman was so moved by St. Francis of Assisi's preaching that she gave up all of her worldly goods and devoted her life to Jesus. St. Clare eventually founded an order of nuns called the Poor Clares.
Stories from Scripture, true life experiences and prayers from the Christian tradition draw the reader to look at life from a renewed perspective. In these pages you will be challenged to make changes in your life, your way of thinking and your choices. Allow the Lord's unconditional love and limitless mercy to transform your life.
A woman of intrepid faith, St. Thérèse inspired her contemporaries to embrace their littleness and cling to God with loving assurance and trust. She spoke freely and intimately with God, intuitively grasping Jesus' exhortation to pray to the Father with "bold confidence." And she invites each of us to this same intimacy, to learn her way of "holy daring."
Scripture tells us of the angels, but what do we really know about these mysterious guardians and messengers of God? Pulling from what we know of them through the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, the author pens an approachable and intriguing exploration of the angels. This book contains factual information, along with stories, devotions, and prayers.
How secure is your network? The best way to find out is to attack it. Network Security Assessment provides you with the tricks and tools professional security consultants use to identify and assess risks in Internet-based networks-the same penetration testing model they use to secure government, military, and commercial networks. With this book, you can adopt, refine, and reuse this testing model to design and deploy networks that are hardened and immune from attack.Network Security Assessment demonstrates how a determined attacker scours Internet-based networks in search of vulnerable components, from the network to the application level. This new edition is up-to-date on the latest hacking techniques, but rather than focus on individual issues, it looks at the bigger picture by grouping and analyzing threats at a high-level. By grouping threats in this way, you learn to create defensive strategies against entire attack categories, providing protection now and into the future.Network Security Assessment helps you assess:Web services, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, Tomcat, and subsystems such as OpenSSL, Microsoft FrontPage, and Outlook Web Access (OWA)Web application technologies, including ASP, JSP, PHP, middleware, and backend databases such as MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft Windows networking components, including RPC, NetBIOS, and CIFS servicesSMTP, POP3, and IMAP email servicesIP services that provide secure inbound network access, including IPsec, Microsoft PPTP, and SSL VPNsUnix RPC services on Linux, Solaris, IRIX, and other platformsVarious types of application-level vulnerabilities that hacker tools and scripts exploitAssessment is the first step any organization should take to start managing information risks correctly. With techniques to identify and assess risks in line with CESG CHECK and NSA IAM government standards, Network Security Assessment gives you a precise method to do just that.
Jacky Faber is framed as passing confidential U.S. information to the British. Forced to flee Boston, she goes undercover as a governess for a prominent Puritan family. When outed by a nosy postmaster, she deserts the respectability of her position, dons a leotard and slippers, and poses as a Russian tightrope walker in a traveling circus. But the law soon catches up with her, and prospects do not look good. Through her many adventures, Jacky has always found the ingenuity to escape dire situations, but this time it looks like Puss in Boots has run out of lives . . . and her happily-ever-after will be cut short at the foot of the gallows.
Commemorating Canada is a concise narrative overview of the development of history and commemoration in Canada, designed for use in courses on public history, historical memory, heritage preservation, and related areas.Examining why, when, where, and for whom historical narratives have been important, Cecilia Morgan describes the growth of historical pageantry, popular history, textbooks, historical societies, museums, and monuments through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Showing how Canadians have clashed over conflicting interpretations of history and how they have come together to create shared histories, she demonstrates the importance of history in shaping Canadian identity. Though public history in both French and English Canada was written predominantly by white, middle-class men, Morgan also discusses the activism and agency of women, immigrants, and Indigenous peoples. The book concludes with a brief examination of present-day debates over Canada's history and Canadians' continuing interest in their pasts.
Before the Second World War, Canada was a rural country. Unlike most industrializing countries, Canada's rural population grew throughout the century after 1871 - even if it declined as a proportion of the total population. Rural Canadians also differed in their lives from rural populations elsewhere. In a country dominated by a harsh northern climate, a short growing season, isolated households and communities, and poor land, they typically relied on three ever-shifting pillars of support: the sale of cash crops, subsistence from the local environment, and wage work off the farm.Canada's Rural Majority is an engaging and accessible history of this distinctive experience, including not only Canada's farmers, but also the hunters, gardeners, fishers, miners, loggers, and cannery workers who lived and worked in rural Canada. Focusing on the household, the environment, and the community, Canada's Rural Majority is a compelling classroom resource and an invaluable overview of this understudied aspect of Canadian history.
Why the Porcupine Is Not a Bird is a comprehensive analysis of knowledge of animals among the Nage people of central Flores in Indonesia. Gregory Forth sheds light on the ongoing anthropological debate surrounding the categorization of animals in small-scale non-Western societies.Forth's detailed discussion of how the Nage people conceptualize their relationship to the animal world covers the naming and classification of animals, their symbolic and practical use, and the ecology of central Flores and its change over the years. His study reveals the empirical basis of Nage classifications, which align surprisingly well with the taxonomies of modern biologists. It also shows how the Nage employ systems of symbolic and utilitarian classification distinct from their general taxonomy. A tremendous source of ethnographic detail, Why the Porcupine Is Not a Bird is an important contribution to the fields of ethnobiology and cognitive anthropology.
Success in business demands an organization that is agile, innovative, and alert, capable of reinventing itself to handle whatever comes its way. Yet most attempts at transformational change fail, hamstrung by poor strategy, office politics, stakeholder resistance, and the pressures of constant transformation.In Stragility, Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand provide a powerful, practical, action-oriented approach that equips leaders at all levels to navigate these challenges while building skills and capabilities for the next strategic change. Filled with great examples of leading edge companies, and jam-packed with concrete tips, action steps, and tools, Stragility offers indispensable advice on how to make continuous strategic changes, navigate the politics and emotions of change, and inspire and engage leaders and stakeholders.Building on a field-tested framework the authors have applied in Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and social sector organizations, Stragility provides the tools for creating a thriving, high-energy organization that will excel at strategic change - again and again.
The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement: The Rise of "Pro-Woman" Rhetoric in Canada and the United Statesby Kelly Gordon Paul Saurette
When journalists, academics, and politicians describe the North American anti-abortion movement, they often describe a campaign that is male-dominated, aggressive, and even violent in its tactics, religious in motivation, anti-women in tone, and fetal-centric in arguments and rhetoric. Are they correct?In The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement, Paul Saurette and Kelly Gordon suggest that the reality is far more complicated, particularly in Canada. Today, anti-abortion activism increasingly presents itself as "pro-women": using female spokespersons, adopting medical and scientific language to claim that abortion harms women, and employing a wide range of more subtle framing and narrative rhetorical tactics that use traditionally progressive themes to present the anti-abortion position as more feminist than pro-choice feminism.Following a succinct but comprehensive overview of the two-hundred year history of North American debate and legislation on abortion, Saurette and Gordon present the results of their systematic, five-year quantitative and qualitative discourse analysis, supplemented by extensive first-person observations, and outline the implications that flow from these findings. Their discoveries are a challenge to our current assumptions about the abortion debate today, and their conclusions will be compelling for both scholars and activists alike.
Compared to the idea that Canada was a nation forged in victory on Vimy Ridge, the reality of dissent and repression at home strikes a sour note. Through censorship, conscription, and internment, the government of Canada worked more ruthlessly than either Great Britain or the United States to suppress opposition to the war effort during the First World War.Polarity, Patriotism, and Dissent in Great War Canada, 1914-1919 examines the basis for those repressive policies. Brock Millman, an expert on wartime dissent in both the United Kingdom and Canada, argues that Canadian policy was driven first and foremost by a fear that opposition to the war amongst French Canadians and immigrant communities would provoke social tensions - and possibly even a vigilante backlash from the war's most fervent supporters in British Canada.Highlighting the class and ethnic divisions which characterized public support for the war, Polarity, Patriotism, and Dissent in Great War Canada, 1914-1919 offers a broad and much-needed reexamination of Canadian government policy on the home front.
In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren's father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others. When fire destroys their compound, Lauren's family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author's estate.
On July 16, 1989, Lois Duncan's daughter was chased down and shot to death in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After the police abandoned all leads, Duncan refused to give up her search for the truth.In this tragic memoir and investigation, Lois Duncan searches for clues to the murder of her youngest child, eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Arquette. Duncan begins to suspect that the official police investigation of Kaitlyn's murder is inadequate when detectives ignore her daughter's accidental connection to organized crime in Albuquerque. When Duncan loses faith in the system, she reaches out to anyone that can help, including private investigators, journalists, and even a psychic. Written to inspire other families who have lost loved ones to unsolved crimes, Who Killed My Daughter? is a powerful testament to the tenacity of a mother's love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Dan and Larry's hiking trip ends in a missing persons search. Can Joan find her brother before it's too late?When high school buddies Larry Drayfus and Dan Cotwell take a backpacking trip into the Mogollon Mountains, nobody is concerned when they don't come home exactly on time. Dan is a natural outdoorsman, and he knows the mountains well. Larry is smart and resourceful. But soon the boys' families must accept the unthinkable, as little sign of them can be found in the hills. For Larry's sister--and Dan's girlfriend--Joan, grief soon turns to mystery when some of her brother's old acquaintances start calling with strange and threatening messages. In They Never Came Home, the truth of Larry and Dan's disappearance is far more shocking than any of their loved ones can anticipate. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
When the strange new bus driver passes the last stop, the five teens on board know they'll be lucky to make it home alive Valley Gardens is the last stop on the bus route after school. The neighborhood is known for its wealthy families, perhaps the richest in town. Marianne, Bruce, Glenn, Dexter, and Jesse live in Valley Gardens, and have no trouble guiding the new bus driver to the last stop of the day--but the strange substitute driver keeps driving. Soon the five teenagers are hostages deep in the mountains. Their kidnappers demand stacks of money from their families, even though most of the students aren't as well off as the abductors assume. Without hope of raising the ransom money, the five teens must find a way out or face terrifying consequences. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Seventeen-year-old Sarah doesn't believe in magic, but she thinks it's fun to pretend to be a psychic--until her startling visions of the future turn deadlyWhen Sarah Zoltanne moves from sunny California to a small town in Missouri, she feels like she'll never fit in. Her mother is dating a jerk, the kids at her school despise her, and she misses her old home. So when a popular boy asks her to tell fortunes at a school fair, she jumps at the chance. But soon her crystal ball begins to swirl with strange visions and her outlandish predictions start to come true with startling accuracy. Now Sarah must confront a community that not only mistrusts her, but also fears her strange powers. Gallows Hill is a spine-chilling thriller based on the story of the Salem witch trials. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
The new guy at Tracy's school is handsome, intense, and desperately needs her help--but there's something about him that isn't quite rightHigh school junior Tracy Lloyd is unsure about the new guy in school. Brad Johnson is attractive, smart, and polite, but Tracy can't help but feel he watches her too closely. Then one day Brad confides in Tracy a horrible secret: His little sister Mindy has been kidnapped by his stepfather, and he needs Tracy's help to get her back. But even as Tracy commits to a plan to help her vulnerable new friend, details emerge that suggest nothing is what it seems. The Twisted Window is a zigzagging thriller that keeps readers guessing up until the final page. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
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