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"Details of A Sunset" is a collection of 13 short stories written by Nabokov between 1924 and 1935. They vividly describe the life of a Russian emigre, which was the life that Nabokov himself was living at the time of writing these stories. The stories are: Details of a Sunset, A Bad Day, Orache, The Return of Chorb, The Passenger, A Letter that Never Reached Russia, A Guide to Berlin, The Doorbell, The Thunderstorm, The Reunion, A Slice of Life, Christmas, and A Busy Man.
Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie of the Miami police homicide department is about to take a well-earned family holiday when he is called away on an urgent mission. A criminal on Death Row with only a few hours to live before being sent to the electric chair has requested that Ainslie hear his confession. Will Elroy 'Animal' Doyle finally confess to the series of grisly double murders for which Ainslie hunted him down? Or, as Ainslie is a former Catholic priest, does the convicted man's desire to 'confess' have a totally different meaning?
In this bestselling book that inspired the hit movie by the same name, starring Frank Sinatra, an apparent suicide forces a PI to reconsider his most famous case Joe Leland returned from World War II with a chest full of medals, but his greatest honor came after he traded his pilot's wings for a detective's shield. Catching the Leikman killer made Joe a local hero, but the shine quickly wore off, and it wasn't long before he left the police force to start his own private agency. Years after his greatest triumph, Joe has a modest income and a quiet life--both of which may soon fall apart. When Colin MacIver dies at the local racetrack, the coroner rules that he took his own life, but his widow knows better. Because MacIver's life insurance policy doesn't cover suicide, his wife is left broke, desperate, and afraid for her safety. She hires Leland to find out who could have killed her gentle, unassuming husband--a simple question that will turn this humble city inside out.
Hooked on Phonics. Detective Dog is looking for a lost kitten and finds a ghost!
Now, in the appealing and collectible Pocket Classics format, an anthology of beloved, classic detective stories--riveting and irresistibly addictive tales of crimes and those who unravel them. Beginning with modern masters such as Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Ian Rankin, this collection works its way back through the golden age of the 1920s and '30s to the genre's source in Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle. The famous detectives who stalk these pages range from the brilliant and eccentric (Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Poe's C. Auguste Dupin) to the deceptively unlikely (G. K. Chesterton's humble priest, Father Brown; and Agatha Christie's tweedy spinster, Miss Marple); from the tough-guy private eyes created by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler to accidental bystanders, such as the perceptive neighbors in Susan Glaspell's haunting "A Jury of Her Peers. " From classic whodunits featuring Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason and Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret to Jorge Luis Borges's postmodern tribute to Poe in "Death and the Compass," the stories in this volume will tantalize, perplex, and amaze.
When we think of a detective story, we often think of murder mysteries. But the Bible contains some different kinds of detective stories. How is it, for instance, that some of the key personalities in the Bible story slip into the story almost unnoticed--like Judah, for example, an ancestor of King David and Jesus Christ. How did the symbolism of blood in Communion get started? When Cain was warned that the ground would no longer yield for him because he had killed his brother--did that set a precedent for connecting moral behavior with environmental harshness? These themes and many others are investigated in this study, accompanied by a discussion guide.
An American writer, Edgar Allan Poe, created the world's first detective story. Before Poe, there had been puzzle stories, suspense and murder tales, and adventure and horror narratives--but, clearly, as one critic put it, "... there could be no detective stories until there were detectives." This new form of police activity began to evolve at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
"This entertaining period mystery, set in Victorian England, is lively, lurid, amusing. "-Publishers Weekly"These are humorous novels and the humour is character-based . . . mixed with the absurdities of the English class-system. . . . Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is arguably still the best. "-Sherlock Holmes MagazineThe second Sergeant Cribb mystery is set in the world of Victorian bare-fisted pugilism-an illegal sport. Constable Jago is sent, undercover, to Radstock Hall by Sergeant Cribb, who suspects that when fighters who train there lose, they are murdered.
She may work at a fertility clinic, but the mommy track is definitely not in dedicated nurse Erica Benford's future. So when a one-night stand with hunky private detective Sherlock Vaughn leads to an unexpected pregnancy, Erica plans the only logical next step....Becoming a father was the furthest thing from Lock's mind. But he'll be darned if he's going to sign away his rights to his own child! Lock knows how it feels to be unwanted, and no way is he giving up his son or daughter for adoption. If Erica isn't ready for parenthood, he'll go it alone.Except-what does he know about being a dad? Nurse Erica will just have to train the single father-to-be. And hope she doesn't lose her heart to both of them in the process!
Growing up in Mississippi, Cici McNair was always more the tomboy her mother supported than the Southern belle her father demanded. She escaped her suffocating upbringing the first chance she had to travel the world. Whether working at the Vatican in Rome or consorting with a gunrunner in Haiti, she lived a life of international adventure. When Cici finds herself in New York, divorced, broke, and fashionably starving to death in a Madison Avenue apartment, she impulsively decides to become a private detective. But, as Cici soon learns, the world of P.I.s is tight-knit and made up almost exclusively of former law enforcement officers. By nature, they are a highly suspicious group and are especially wary of a newcomer with an untraceable past. Diligently working her way through the Yellow Pages, doggedly pursuing the slightest lead, Cici is finally hired by a private investigator willing to take a chance. The next day she's working side by side with a pair of seasoned detectives and a skip tracer who is scary to meet but like silk on the phone. She quickly realizes she'll need all her energy and wits to succeed in this new world. Being a private investigator is as exciting and liberating as Cici ever dreamed, from creating a false identity on the spot on her first case in the field to surviving adrenaline-rushing car chases. Working with law enforcement, she goes undercover, dealing with the ruthless Born to Kill gang in Chinatown and the Middle Eastern counterfeiters west of Broadway. A detailed account of the hidden world and real-life cases of a P.I., this action-packed memoir is as entertaining as any detective novel you've ever read.
Danny Ross, kid hitch-hiker trapped by circumstantial evidence ... Now he was a fugitive, alone and friendless ...His one ally lay on the seat of the stolen car, the gun he's ripped from the sheriff's holster when he escaped. The sight of it brought sweat to his forehead, made him want to toss it out the window. But he could not ...Now it was all he had, and he was going to need it ...
Detox will help you to combat the many 'toxic' elements of modern life through diet, alternative therapies, massage and exercise. The book includes tips and advice to ensure that tiredness, sluggishness and the guilt about not exercising become a thing of the past. Fourteen effective detox plans target specific issues from stopping smoking to energizing and stress-busting. With simple recipes, step-by-step exercises and lifestyle tips to make detoxing easy and enjoyable, Detox is the perfect way to start to detoxing your life.
THE FIRST EVER CLEANSE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO GET A WOMAN'S BODY TO AN IDEAL STATE FOR MOTHERHOODBeing pregnant is an amazing experience, but before you conceive, you'll want to do everything possible to minimize risk and maximize the well-being of mother and child. This book's step-by-step detox will help you cleanse your system and reach optimal health for carrying a baby. Detox Before You're Expecting provides: Gentle, whole-foods cleanse program Delicious, nutrient-packed recipes Natural, non-toxic product guide Fertility-boosting plan Don't wait! Your baby's healthy beginning starts with you getting healthy first, even before you see the plus sign.formed decisions during their pregnancy. It even breaks down which foods to give up and which are helpful, which chemicals to remove from the house and the equally effective natural alternatives, as well as which drugs are safe and which to avoid.
Detox Diets For Dummies is your guide to making informed choices about cleansing your body and mind safely and convenientlyResearchers have found that we ingest dangerous chemicals every day in our food, water, and the air we breathe. Detox Diets For Dummies helps you understand the effects of these chemicals on your body and find safe, gentle methods to expel them from your system.This comprehensive guide provides clear, reliable information on the leading detox plans so you can accurately assess your own needs and select the best plan for your desired detox goal. A screening quiz helps you identify the program and plan that best suits your lifestyle and personal detox objectives. Detox Diets For Dummies provides plenty of healthy recipes and exercises help clear your body of toxins without harmful or unpleasant side effects.Helps you flush away harmful chemicals safely and easilyReveals why some popular detox programs may cause more harm than goodSupplies a screening quiz to help you identify your personal detox needs and choose the right programRecommends programs for quitting smoking or drinking, fighting allergies, and losing weight, calming stress and anxiety, increasing your energy, and revitalizing your spirit.Includes more than 35 recipes for safe cleansing of toxins and other harmful agentsWhether you are motivated by weight loss, disease prevention, metal purification, or physical revival-Read Detox Diets For Dummies for a variety of detox programs that are all natural and fit every lifestyle.
Sure, you've heard about detox diets--and you'd love to realize the weight loss and cleansing benefits you've been reading about. But you want to do it safely and healthfully. Now you can.With Detox for the Rest of Us, you'll learn how to use the various diets, plans, and recipes to lose weight and cleanse the system from head to toe--without compromising your health. You'll find out:Which detox plans eliminate what toxins from your bodyHow to create delicious detox meals--from almond pancakes with blueberries to vegetarian meatloaf--that taste great and aid digestionHow to choose the right detox plan for your individual body type--and your goalsWritten by noted fitness and wellness writer Carole Jacobs, Detox for the Rest of Us is all you need to detox your way to looking and feeling fabulous.
Women long for the kind of beauty and health that can only come with clean cells. Yet many women find detox plans difficult to follow and are disappointed with the results. In her ten years of working privately with celebrity clients at leading Manhattan spas, Natalia Rose has discovered that traditional detox plans don't work for adult women because their microbial balance is completely out of whack. In fact, doing the wrong kind of detox can make their symptoms even worse! Here is the solution. Rose has formulated a very specific detox prescription for women that is easy to follow and gentle on the system, yet yields fantastic results that are both immediate and lasting. In Detox for Women, she brings you her powerful step-by-step plan that will help you shed weight, look years younger, and radiate energy in only 28 days. Like Rose's celebrity clients, you will love this plan! Rose steers readers away from traditional detox fare like fruit and nuts and cautions against eating too much raw food too soon. And while many detox programs do not allow you to eat at all, during the next 28 days you will enjoy Cooked foods that are easy to digest Treats like dark chocolate and wine Recipes that hark back to favorite foods like pumpkin pie and guacamole Sunshine for Breakfast! Rose's own elixir for health and beauty Great restaurants--this plan can even be tailored for eating out! You will also luxuriate in relaxing baths, get plenty of fresh air, and enjoy meals that are simple to prepare, beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat. Like Rose's clients, you will probably also find that this way of living is so easy and rewarding that you will even want to make permanent changes after the 28 days are over. With inspiring stories from real women, Natalia Rose doesn't just give you a detox prescription but also real hope for the kind of transformation you have always wanted.
Detox Juicing provides readers with one hundred juice and smoothie recipes that will give their bodies a relief from poor food choices and hectic lifestyles, allowing them to replenish and awaken their full healing capacities. The recipes are conveniently organized in three-, seven-, and fourteen-day easy-to-follow detox programs. All are designed to cleanse the body from the inside out--removing many of the toxins we are bombarded with in our modern lives that come from our food, cleaning and beauty products, the environment, and even negative emotions.Detox Juicing is a perfect introduction to the fasting and detox processes. Authors Morena Escardo and Morena Cuadra explore the processes in depth, by explaining their importance for the overall state of our health, giving recommendations on how to complement a detox diet with simple lifestyle changes, and guiding readers to make informed decisions when it comes to ingredients, juicing equipment, and choosing a program that is right for them.This book offers powerful detoxing tools that everyone can follow, no matter their physical conditions or eating habits. Readers will come away learning new ways of relating to their bodies and to food, and how making a few key changes in their lives can positively impact their health in the long run.
Regardless of where and how you live, your body is harboring dozens if not hundreds of toxins that could be sabotaging your health. Low on energy? Dealing with chronic illness? Having trouble losing weight? Toxins might be to blame. From your mattress to your toothpaste to your nonstick pans to the food you eat and the (bottled) water you drink -- every day your body is bombarded with chemicals that can alter the way your body works, affecting its natural processes and capacity to heal and maintain vibrancy. Even though we are built to handle foreign substances effectively, our liver and other organs simply cannot cope with today's glut of toxins, many of which are too foreign and toxic for our bodies to manage well. This ultimately causes us to age prematurely, to gain weight, and to become more prone to disease. The Detox Strategy by Brenda Watson, C.N.C., who is the bestselling author of The Fiber35 Diet: Nature's Weight Loss Secret, a PBS mainstay, and an expert on internal cleansing and detoxification, introduces us to the revolutionary RENEW program (Reduce, Eliminate, Nourish, Energize, Wellness), which aids in reversing the effects of aging and rejuvenating the body and mind. The program offers a holistic approach to protecting and nurturing your body's innate purification physiology. The result is a higher quality of life, more energy, longevity. The Detox Strategy reveals: The truth about where toxins come from and how they affect our bodies How toxins can accelerate the aging process by causing poor health and chronic disease How to determine your individual level of toxic exposure and the steps you can take to reduce it Why efforts to cleanse and detoxify the body are an essential part of enhancing one's energy and vitality and preserving overall health How maintaining a cleaner, more vibrant body can affect longevity The Detox Strategy includes a detailed herbal supplement plan for gently flushing out harmful toxins -- including heavy metals like lead and mercury -- plus delicious original recipes for nourishing meals that further promote detoxification. The Detox Strategy teaches cleansing concepts that are researched and clinically proven, and it provides you with the necessary tools to live in a purer and more energized body. Brenda Watson wants you to know the truth about your body and to help you live a longer and healthier life. With this easy-to-follow program you can jump-start your system and get on a path to optimum wellness. Are you ready?
The Executioner brings his unique brand of warfare to the home of American muscle Ever since he began his one-man war against the Mafia, Mack Bolan has dreaded the day he would take on Detroit. The driving engine of the American economy, Detroit is run by the most stable mob outfit in the country. In other cities the Executioner has played different factions of organized crime against one another, letting them do his bloody work for him. But Detroit is a dictatorship of crime, and the only way to bring it down will be to slip in beneath the radar. While preparing to infiltrate, Bolan encounters Toby Ranger, a beautiful undercover operative who has done him favors in the past. One of her "Ranger Girls" is missing, kidnapped by the grisliest villain in organized crime. When Bolan's war against the city turns personal, Detroit is going to pay.
One of the National Hockey League's "Original Six," few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the Detroit Red Wings. In this newly revised edition, Stan "the Hockey Maven" Fischler profiles over fifty of the greatest characters from this unforgettable franchise. Fans can read about everyone from the legendary Gordie Howe (who was almost killed by a body-check that fractured his skull before he went on to become known as "Mr. Hockey") to Nicklas Lindström (who became the first European to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2002). With a deft pen, Fischler describes the Red Wings greatest accomplishments from his front-row seat in the press box. Beyond the stats and facts, this veteran sportswriter brings fans off the ice and into the locker room to share a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from this legendary franchise. Within these pages, fans will taste the adrenaline as the Red Wings rack up 10 Stanley Cup Championships and cheer with the crowd as Pete and Jerry Cusimano toss the first "good luck" octopus onto the ice. Without a doubt, Detroit Red Wings Greatest Moments and Players is a must-have for any Red Wings fan.
Not only do you learn about the history of Detroit Speed and how they design their performance parts, but learn to install sections cover front sub-frame assemblies, rear suspension assemblies, wheel tubs, fuel system upgrades, brake upgrades, driveline upgrades including an LS swap, cooling system upgrades, and more.
The Detroit Tigers Reader celebrates the great moments and personalities of the city's rich baseball history. The story of the Tigers---like the story of Detroit itself---is one of resilience and endurance. For baseball fans it's also an intensely personal one: Detroit Tigers baseball has flowed through the veins of generations of families. The essays, articles, and letters in The Detroit Tigers Reader capture those stories and the essence of the Tigers' spirit, tracing the history of the team from its first game on April 25, 1901, up through the arrival of "Pudge" Rodriguez in 2004. With contributions from some of the greatest sportswriters and athletes, as well as local journalists and fans, The Detroit Tigers Reader charts the highs and lows of one of the most extraordinary and celebrated teams in baseball history.
Lieutenant Luis Mendoza is faced with a crime close to home when his four-year-old twins are kidnapped. Not even Mendoza's crystal ball can help him while his colleagues explore every possible theory and lead. Are the twins being held for ransom? Or is the kidnapping a form of revenge? Mendoza has never been more human as a husband and father and more severely taxed as a detective...
An artist searches for God so he can paint his portrait in Philip K. Dick's collaboration with Roger Zelazny. After World War III, the Servants of Wrath cult deified the mysterious Carlton Lufteufel, creator of the doomsday weapon that wiped out much of humanity. But to worship the man, they need an image of him as a god, and no one has ever seen him. So the high priests send a limbless master painter named Tibor McMasters into the wilderness on a mission to find Lufteufel and capture his likeness. Unfortunately for Tibor, the nation's remaining Christians do not want him to succeed and are willing to kill to ensure that the so-called Deus Irae remains hidden. This hallucinatory tale through a nuclear wasteland asks what price the artist must pay for art and tries to figure out just what makes a god.
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