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While in the neighborhood investigating a pet poisoner, Grijpstra and de Gier of the Amsterdam police are called to the home of a wealthy, middle-aged woman, the former lover of a man known only as "The Baboon," when her body turns up in her garden.
From her days as an orphan sent from foster home to foster home to the days when she was President John F. Kennedy's companion, this is a fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe.
Blonde Ambition is the third novel in this witty and risqué series that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Upper East Side blueblood Anna Percy came to L.A. to learn how to have a good time. Then her new beau, Princeton prince Ben Birnbaum, and his amazing disappearing act turned out to be anything but. Anna finally begins to understand that telling true love from true lust is far more easily said than done. The fast times of Beverly Hills' most beautiful and glamorous people drive the page-turning action of this third novel in the bestselling A-List series. While Anna's new job as intern on the hottest television show brings her into contact with an interesting new man and helps her see how possessive Ben has become, Cammie sets her sights on Adam.
Elle Woods is in love with the star of her school's basketball team Hunter Perry. She falls for Hunter when he addresses the school at the pep rally, calling for more school spirit. Elle heeds the call and decides it is time for a change for her and Beverly Hills High. She hatches a plan to revive the cheerleaders and the basketball team and then even has time to make herself over. But Elle's transformation is not all about good highlights and new stylish clothes; she has to learn what it really means to be blonde at heart.
The early summer of 1892 brought a heavy rainy season that year in Japan. Plum Rain, the Japanese called it, because it comes when the fruit bulges with ripeness and promise. Like a young girl reaching womanhood.A girl like me.In the ancient Japanese tradition of beauty and grace, sex and erotic fantasies are hidden secrets that only a select few may learn, and which are forbidden to foreigners. But when a threat to her father's life puts her own in jeopardy, young Kathlene Mallory is sent to live in safety at the Tea House of the Look-Back Tree, where she is allowed to glimpse inside the sensual world of the geisha.During the years of her training in the art of pleasuring men, Kathlene's desires are awakened by the promise of unending physical delights, and she eagerly prepares for the final ritual that will fulfill her dream of becoming a geisha-the selling of her virginity. The man willing to pay for such an honor, Baron Tonda, is not the man for whom Kathlene carries a secret longing, but he is the man who will bring ruin to the teahouse, and danger to Kathlene, if he is disappointed....
SUMMER OF LOVE Three best friends from the city are coming home this summer--and temperatures are going to soar. For each, the small lakeside town of Ely holds warm memories of erotic trysts and first crushes, passionate nights and bittersweet heartbreak. Now they are returning to their hometown for the hottest summer of their lives--and three new chances at love. . . For Serena, the bored would-be socialite, the passion she's been missing comes in the form of a man all wrong for her--for all the deliciously right reasons. For Ceci, the poet and cynic, the art of love was a carefully orchestrated game--until the town bad boy teaches her the pleasure of losing control. And for Lily, the cable TV star recovering from a broken marriage, the carefree summer fling she'd begun with Ely's most handsome and eligible resident burns with a sensual heat that will melt every taboo. Neither Lily, Ceci, nor Serena knows how the summer will end, but one thing is certain--each will experience a seduction to remember. . .
Born in Juneau, Alaska, Ernestine Hayes (English, U. of Alaska Southeast) is a member of the Wolf House of the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Lingit. In this memoir, she uses vivid dialogue to tell the story of her girlhood, her travels as a young woman, and her return home as an adult. She also reveals her inner struggle as an individual who is neither fully Native American nor Euro-American.
Hunter's been busy at college, and when Elle hears a rumor that he's been seen around campus with another girl, she's heartbroken. Can she get Hunter back in time for a happy Valentine's Day?
"There are three and only three rules for shoplifting," Francie instructed me. From the very first day Val meets the outrageously blond Francie, she realizes that Francie has the gutsy courage and determination Val has always envied. But Francie sees something in Val too--something that Val's never noticed. "You've got that sneaky thing about you," she says. "I bet you have a dark past." And just like that, the blonde and the brunette become partners in crime. Thanks to Francie, Val is suddenly taking risks, taking charge, and taking what she deserves. But as the stakes get higher, Francie and Val find themselves more and more tangled in a thrilling web of love, lies, and shoplifting. Soon it becomes clear that the darkest secrets have yet to be discovered. . . .
Spring 1873: I arrived in Japan a virgin bride, heartsick and anxious beyond measure. Yet I embraced this perplexing world after uncovering an erotic, intoxicating power I hardly knew that I, Katie O'Roarke, possessed.Japan was a world away from my tedious Western existence, a welcome distraction from my marriage to a cold, cruel husband. But when James attacked me, I could tolerate it no longer...I had no choice but to escape into the hills. I awoke in the arms of a young Samurai, who took me to Shintaro, the head of the powerful Samurai clan.At first distrustful, Shintaro came to me every day for a fortnight until my need for him made my heart race at the sound of his feet upon the floor. He taught me the way of the Samurai-loyalty, honor, self-respect-and the erotic possibilities of inner beauty unleashed.But James means to find me, to make me pay for his humiliation. I can no longer hide as rebellions rage, and as my own secret continues to grow....eyond our fervent encounters. But James means to find me, to make me pay for his humiliation. I can no longer hide amongst the orange blossoms as rebellions rage, and as my own secret continues to grow....
Do gentlemen really prefer blondes? Not according to Harper Roberts. Harper is the youngest attorney in her firm to make partner and, at thirty-five, the oldest one to remain unmarried. It seems the more successful she gets, the faster men run for the door. What to do? Apply her very expensive law school education to the problem, of course! Precept #1: Harper is blonde. Harper is smart. Harper is successful. Harper is not having fun. Therefore, it's not really true that blondes have more fun, because right now she's really being kinda cranky. Precept #2: If Harper were...say...an NBA dancer instead of a partner at a prestigious New York firm, would she be on a date right now? Survey says: Yes! Precept #3: There is only one way to prove Precepts #1 and #2: Send Harper out into the world acting a lot dumber than she is. Luckily, she comes by the blonde naturally. Thank you, Universe, for your assistance in this matter. Precept #4: Harper has just informed us that we are misusing the word "precept." Which means we have a lot of work to do...
From the wild and hexy imagination of Vicki Lewis Thompson comes an engaging new series of bewitching temptation, mortal consequences, and a witch who shouldn't he toyed with... Sexy witch Anica Revere has one absolutely unwavering rule: Never, under any circumstances, get involved with a man before telling him she's a witch. Still, what's one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an even bigger rule of witchcraft and turns him into a cat. Bad news for him. Worse for her. With Anica stripped of her powers for the witchy infraction, it's up to Jasper to undo the hex, but he never expects the hardest part of the bargain to be resisting Anica. The stakes are high, and the chemistry is off the charts. But what'll happen if Anica and Jasper both fall under the strongest spell of all: love?
A breakout novel for a young writer whose last book was shortlisted for the Trillium Prize alongside Anne Michaels and Margaret Atwood, and whom the Toronto Star called a "force of nature." Hazel Hayes is a grad student living in New York City. As the novel opens, she learns she is pregnant (from an affair with her married professor) at an apocalyptically bad time: random but deadly attacks on passers-by, all by blonde women, are terrorizing New Yorkers. Soon it becomes clear that the attacks are symptoms of a strange illness that is transforming blondes--whether CEOs, flight attendants, skateboarders or accountants--into rabid killers. Hazel, vulnerable because of her pregnancy, decides to flee the city--but finds that the epidemic has spread and that the world outside New York is even stranger than she imagined. She sets out on a trip across a paralyzed America to find the one woman--perhaps blonde, perhaps not--who might be able to help her. Emily Schultz's beautifully realized novel is a mix of satire, thriller, and serious literary work. With echoes of Blindness and The Handmaid's Tale amplified by a biting satiric wit, The Blondes is at once an examination of the complex relationships between women, and a merciless but giddily enjoyable portrait of what happens in a world where beauty is--literally--deadly.From the Hardcover edition.
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE DECEMBER IN FLORIDA.. December Vaughn is tired of her roots. Not the ones in her hair-she is a real blonde after all-but her life in Ohio a corporate attorney. She's used to turning heads, but now it's 'time to turn her life around. And what better way to prove those dumb-blonde jokes wrong than by opening up own practice in Florida? She's going to take the Sunshine State by storm... Soon, she's hired by a man whose wife died because of defective insulin. Now, the drug company and its ruthless lawyers are doing anything in their power to derail the case-and December. It's enough to give a girl split ends. Luckily her over-the-top office manager, a card-sharp house wife, and a drop-dead gorgeous P.I. are on her side. Because December Vaughn may have parted ways with her old life, but she's not about to give up her new one without a fight.
Praise for the Billy Boyle series:"The brash kid from Southie is still open, direct and fearless in his manner (and in his wonderfully loose-jointed use of the English language) and in no danger of losing his cover as a happy-go-lucky Yank. ' But even amid the excitement of the spirited wartime storytelling, Benn allows Boyle's experiences to change him in ways both subtle and dramatic. "-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review"Thoroughly enjoyable. "-The Seattle Times"This series brings WWII alive. "-Deadly Pleasures"Great fun. Benn knows his war history. "-The Globe and Mail"Kudos to author Benn . . . and here's hoping that Billy will continue to make his way through his Uncle Ike's world for many titles to come. "-Bookslut. comBilly Boyle awakens in a field hospital in Sicily with amnesia. In his pocket is a yellow silk handkerchief embroidered with the initial L. Gradually he remembers: he has been sent ashore in advance of the troops with this token from Lucky Luciano to contact the head of the Sicilian Mafia. But he must also thwart a murderous band of counterfeiters of Army scrip led by Vito Genovese. James R. Benn is the author of Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery, selected by Book Sense as one of the top five mysteries of 2006 and nominated for a Dilys Award. The First Wave was a Book Sense Notable title. Benn is a librarian and lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
How does one man stay alivewith a dozen assassins targeting him?Ex-soldier Joe Hunter once employed his killer instincts for Don Griffiths. Together, they brought down extremist groups and domestic terrorists before they could implement their destructive plans against the country. It was a job that nearly cost Hunter his life--and his humanity. So he severed all ties with Griffiths. But when Griffiths daughter is murdered and the rest of his family is targeted by supporters of Carswell Hicks, an enemy from his past and long believed to be dead, Hunter knows he cant stand by and let innocent people get hurt. Agreeing to help Griffiths protect his family, Hunter sets out on a suicide mission--for a dozen merciless killers are bent on avenging a dead man . . .
This volume explores the safety and availability of the nation's supply of blood and blood components. It discusses the risks of disease transmission, methods of guarding the blood supply, new ideas on safety and monitoring, risk tolerance, risk communication, and no-fault insurance.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Victor Carl series comes a stunning stand-alone novel about a young man forced to confront the dark truths of his past For a son, every funeral before his father's death is a rehearsal and every funeral thereafter is a memorial. Kyle Byrne, the illegitimate son of a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, had to sneak into his father's funeral when he was fourteen years old. Twelve years later, his father's death still casts a shadow upon his heart. Now amiable and handsome, Kyle finds himself drifting through a life of slack. With his house in foreclosure and his part-time job lost, he spends his days playing Xbox and his nights in Philly bars, drinking way too much and sleeping with the wrong type of women. Life is, well, actually pretty damn sweet. But when his father's former law partner is brutally murdered, the cops see Kyle as a possible suspect and start asking uncomfortable questions about his father's death. And after a strange encounter with one of his father's former clients, Kyle enters into a search for answers that leads from his father's past to the highest pinnacles of power-and forces Kyle to lay bare the deceptions and losses in his own life. Just when it seems he's close to learning the truth about his father and the murder, Kyle is reminded of that old adage "be careful what you wish for." Because Kyle Byrne's most fervent wish is suddenly about to come true-with a vengeance.
He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities help him take out any kind of supernatural threat. But now an immortal evil has this bad-ass bounty hunter dead in its sights. . . Ever since a monster murdered his family, Deacon Chalk hunts any creature that preys on the innocent. So when a pretty vampire girl hires him to eliminate a fellow slayer, Deacon goes to warn him--and barely escapes a vampire ambush. Now he's got a way-inexperienced newbie hunter to protect and everything from bloodsuckers to cursed immortals on his trail. There's also a malevolent force controlling the living and the undead, hellbent on turning Deacon's greatest loss into the one weapon that could destroy him. . .
This is a collection of short fiction by one of the more interesting SF authors of the 1950s and 1960s
Phryne Fisher is bored. Life appears to be too easy, too perfect. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. And then a man from her past arrives at the door. It is Alan Lee from the carnival. Alan and his friends want her to investigate strange happenings at Farrells Circus, where animals have been poisoned and ropes sabotaged. Mr. Christopher has been found with his throat cut in Mrs. Witherspoon's irreproachable boarding house and Miss Parkes, an ex-performer, is charged with his murder.Phryne must go undercover deeper than ever to solve the circus malaise. She must abandon her name, her title, her protection, her comfort, even her clothes. She must fall off a horse twice a day until she can stay on. She must sleep in a girls tent and dine on mutton stew. And she must find some allies.Meanwhile, in Melbourne, the young and fresh-faced policeman Tommy Harris has to solve his own mysteries with the help of the foul-spoken harridan Lizard Elsie, or Miss Parkes will certainly hang. Can Phyrne uncover the truth without losing her life?
A new designer drug, Jamaican Flake, has begun appearing in the United states, primarily in Miami and New York. The DEA has had no luck in capturing any but the lowest-level street dealers of the new drug and fears that there is a traitor in their midst. The problem has been brought to the attention of the President, who, in turn, has asked for the help of Stony Man Farm. Mack Bolan accepts the assignment and, beginning in New York, begins to track down and eliminate the members of the Jamaican Posses who are distributing the drug. But he knows that the only way to stop the importation of the drug is to eliminate the source, a bogus pharmaceuticals company in Jamaica. Violence. 221st novel in the "Executioner" series, 1997.
Easy Company: the 141st Regiment of the Texas National Guard's 36th Infantry Division. From Naples to Rome these rock-tough diehards battle impossible odds to turn the tide of a war that Germany considers already won. Mobilized for the final push to seize the Eternal City, Easy Company comes face-to-face with a crack unit of Waffen SS troops occupying the Italian capital. But in the heart- stopping, desperate drive to penetrate the Roman perimeter, the Americans forge their own legacy of blood and glory. An action-packed, authentic account of America's National Guard in wartime. Violence. 1991.
With 'Blood and Gold' we meet eighteen-year-old Dusty Hannah, a young cowpuncher whose boss trusts Dusty to take $30,000 of his gold across the Red River, not an easy task.
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