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In one of London's most elegant shops,a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits. . . . A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed. . . . While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible. . . . In a small country church, a dying man's last word,sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. Only the Queen of Mystery could have conceived such delicious treats for suspense lovers. Only the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple could solve them with such chilling perfection.
Aboard the spaceship and fleeing the violent turmoil between the Jokers, Aces, and Nats, Blaise is headed for a new conquest: the planet Takis.
"Ever since we've had this doll," Elizabeth said hesitantly, "we've had funny things happen - the same dreams and knowing things and stuff like that."Twins Jane and Elizabeth are twelve years old and have outgrown dolls. Nevertheless, on a cold wet spring Saturday they find themselves in an antique store, inexplicably drawn to a small, tattered old fashioned doll. Even the owner of the store seems to understand that the doll somehow belongs to the girls.Once the twins buy the doll, stranger and stranger things begin to happen, and a young girl from the past seems to be calling out to them. The search to discover the history of the little doll brings the twins terrifyingly close to the world of the supernatural as they finally solve a tantalizing mystery.Janet Lunn's first novel, long unavailable, is republished in a fresh, beautiful edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.
When the most important statesman of the 21st century disappears on Mars, the only hope of preventing interplanetary war lies in a ham actor's ability to impersonate the missing leader well enough to fool two worlds.
Make a fashion statement with Double Stitch: Designs for the Crochet Fashionista, a collection of stylish, sexy, and modern crochet patterns for the fashion diva. Chicago-based crochet designers and twins Erika and Monika Simmons bring edge to the craft with twenty-five fashion-forward projects inspired by their retail design line using simple crochet techniques mixed with innovative construction, form-fitting designs, playful color combinations, and unique detailing.Even if you've never crocheted before, the simple techniques in Double Stitch-and the flirty, sassy designs-will have you crocheting in no time. Projects are divided into two main sections: "Out and About" features daytime crochet wear perfect for layering over T-shirts or wearing with jeans-taking you from the downtown coffeehouse to the beach with ease. Choose from projects that include a webbed halter dress, hooded poncho with matching leg warmers, a salsa belt, the remix T-shirt using a finished shirt with added crocheted sleeves, a tube-style apron top, plus much more. "Paint the Town" features evening looks with fun detailing, open weave crochet, and glamorous accessories. Projects include a gothic shawl, feather choker with matching cocktail bag, peek-a-boo full-length dress, slinky tailored shrug, corset with satin ribbon tie, shrunken jacket, plus much more. At the back of the book are all of the basic crochet techniques you need to create each project featured. The projects all have a hip, bohemian, urban vibe that can be dressed up or down based on the styling.Whether you live in a big city or just want to look like you do, the young designers behind Double Stitch show how easy it is to make crochet fashionably modern, flirtatious, and fun.
The story of twins and the love of their lives. How will their journey to love play out?
Double take A rapid or surprised second look, either literal or figurative, at a person or situation whose significance has not been completely grasped at first. Kevin Michael Connolly is a twenty-three-year-old man who has seen the world in a way most of us never will. Whether swarmed by Japanese tourists at Epcot Center as a child or holding court at the X Games on his mono-ski, Kevin Connolly has been an object of curiosity since the day he was born without legs. Growing up in rural Montana, he was raised like any other kid (except, that is, for his father's MacGyver-like contraptions such as the "butt boot"). As a college student, Kevin traveled to seventeen countries on his skateboard, including Bosnia, China, Ukraine, and Japan. In an attempt to capture the stares of others, he took more than 33,000 photographs of people staring at him. In this dazzling memoir, Connolly casts the lens inward to explore how we view ourselves and what it is to truly see another person. We also get to know his quirky and unflappable parents and his girlfriend. From the home of his family in Helena, Montana, to the streets of Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur, Kevin's remarkable journey will change the way you look at others, and the way you see yourself.
FORTUNE COOKIE Never judge a book by its cover... Editor Arianna Hamilton knew that saying well. What surprised her was that the fortune cookie message clearly had a double meaning... Take the manuscript Mr. X had furtively passed to her...before he disappeared. Too many people were interested in getting their hands on it--at any price. Fortunately ex-fiancé Mark Lindsay showed up to rescue her and the book. Even stranger, he knew all about subterfuge and weaponry. In fact, Mark had a real edge...sexy, dangerous, seductive. What had happened to the nice banker she'd left at the altar because he was, well, boring...?
Kevin Michael Connolly is a twenty-three-year old man who has seen the world in a way most of us never will. Whether swarmed by Japanese tourists at Epcot Center as a child or holding court at the X Games on his mono-ski, Kevin Connolly has been an object of curiosity since the day he was born without legs. Growing up in rural Montana, he was raised like any other kid (except, that is, for his father's MacGyver-like contraptions such as the "butt bucket." As a college student, Kevin trawled to seventeen countries on his skateboard, including Bosnia, China, Ukraine, and Japan. In an attempt to capture the stares of others, he took more than 33,000 photographs of people staring at him. In this dazzling memoir, Connolly casts the lens inward to explore how we view ourselves and what it is to truly see another person. We also get to know his quirky and unflappable parents and his girlfriend. From the home of his family in Helena, Montana, to the streets of Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur, Kevin's remarkable journey will change the way you look at others, and the way you see yourself.
the latest book in Martini's Paul Madriani series. Madriani defends an ex-soldier accused of killing the head of a computer security firm. the method of execution -- a double tap -- points to a man with military experience. complicating Madriani's case is the unwillingness of the defendant to talk about his military past.
Cowboy Accomplice J. T. was as authentic as a cowboy could come, and Regina Holland knew it. He was just what she was looking for, and she was determined to have him-for business purposes only, of course. But when she finagled a job with his cattle drive deep in the Montana mountains, she didn't count on becoming a killer's target or on falling for J. T. But would they survive the assault of a madman? Shotgun Surrender When tomboy Dusty McCall traded her cowboy boots for high heels, rancher Ty Coltrane never knew what hit him. And he wasn't the only one who had noticed her transformation from rough-and-tumble cowgirl to fresh-faced beauty. But then questions were raised about a competing suitor's sinister and suspicious activities, and Ty knew he had to win Dusty's affections before things turned deadly. No matter the cost, Ty would do anything to protect the woman he loved.
It's basketball season and all of the Backyard Sports kids love playing games after school. But it is not all fun and games lot of the kids, like Pablo, love basketball and take it pretty seriously.
Sarah Matheny, creator of the popular blog Peas and Thank You, knew there'd be skeptics when she eliminated animal products from her family's diet. But Sarah believed she could teach her entire family to love their veggies-land you can, too!Peas and Thank You, a New York Times bestseller, is a collection of recipes and personal stories from a mainstream family eating a not-so-mainstream diet: no meat, lots of fresh ingredients and plenty of nutrition for growing-and picky!-Peas. Now, it's easier than ever to whip up crowd-pleasing meals that will have the whole family asking for "more, Peas."More Peas, Thank You brings even more mouthwatering recipes that are guaranteed to please the whole family. "Mama Pea" has lightened up family favorites like cinnamon rolls, tacos, lasagna and brownies, using fresh, nutritious ingredients. From hearty breakfasts to easy snacks and tempting desserts, there's something here for everyone to love.
According to police, Megan McClain had the motive, means and opportunity to commit a double murder. Unless she can prove her innocence, she'll spend Christmas in jail. Is someone trying to frame her? Who? She starts nosing around--and uncovers not one, but two unlikely suspects. The detective working the case doesn't appreciate Megan doing his job for him. And the more Paul Wallace investigates, the guiltier Megan looks. That's because she is hiding something. Something that scares her even more than her feelings for the handsome cop.
He Craves Her Music and PassionOn the rebound from the tumult of his bisexual lifestyle, notoriously sexy rock guitarist Trey Mills falls for sizzling new female guitar sensation Reagan Elliot and is swept into the hot, heady romance he never dreamed possible. She Can't Get Enough of His Body Ecstatic to be on tour learning the ropes with Trey's band, The Sinners, Reagan finds she craves Trey as much as she craves being in the spotlight. They Both Need More. . . When Reagan's ex, Ethan Connor, enters the scene, Trey's secret desires come back to haunt him, and pleasure and passion are taken to a whole new level of dangerous desire.
Look out, second grade -- here comes trouble! Twin sisters Kelly and Kasey are always getting into some kind of trouble. So of course April Fool's is their favorite holiday! This year the twins have plans to fool everyone, all day long -- including the ultimate trick. This year, Kelly and Kasey are pulling a twin switcheroo! But can they fool the whole second grade?
Kim can't wait for her cousin Mia and her Siamese cat to visit. But when they arrive, neither are as nice as Kim remembers. Mia and her cat soon make Kim miserable, but Kim discovers a silver kitten and things seem to get magically better.
From the book Jacket: Bailey City is full of some pretty weird grown-ups. It is the perfect place for the spooky Hauntly Manor Inn. Could a mad scientist really be working with Hilda Hauntly on a secret formula to clone monsters? Check out who's visiting Hauntly Manor Inn. Hilda and Professor E. Gore entered the laboratory and went straight over to two large wooden tables. Two long figures, covered by white sheets, lay on the tables. "Those lumps look like they have feet," Annie said nervously. "They look like people," Ben said matter-of-factly. "If they're people," Jane whispered, "they don't look alive." "Oh, no," Annie gasped. "The Hauntlys are making monsters. We are in trouble! Double MONSTER Trouble!"
Sugar and Spice are the most spoiled dogs in the area, with their owners to match. Now, unfortunately, they are Neil's responsibility! Can he find them before their owners return? And what about Billy, the sweet and loveable rescue dog who has been treated anything but kindly in the past? Can Emily and Neil find a forever home for him before the unthinkable happens?
It is no small irony, historian Ronald Takaki observes, that the armed struggle for democracy abroad "was accompanied by a disregard for our nation's declaration that 'all men are created equal' in the form of institutional racism of many kinds, from the segregation of African American units to the imprisonment of Japanese Americans and the refusal to grant asylum to Jewish refugees. In "Double Victory", Takaki examines the many contributions of America's minorities to the war effort, celebrating the work of Mexican farm laborers and Anglo women welders, of Navajo code talkers and Filipino foot soldiers, who proclaimed themselves to be "men, not houseboys", of Chinese American combat nurses and Asian Indian gunners. These men and women, Takaki writes, made extraordinary sacrifices in their battle against enemies without and enemies within. Although their efforts were not always appreciated at the time, they helped set in motion the struggle for civil rights that would explode two decades later.
Riveting suspense and fascinating scientific speculation combine to create a menacing world of danger and intrigue. Brilliant and driven, scientists Rachel and Dillon are on the verge of developing a quantum computer that could change the world. Suddenly their discovery is sabotaged and the treachery escalates. They have no choice but to run---but are they moving away from or toward the enemy?
This is the last book in the Howard series, sequel to showboat summer. Pam and Penny continue their college years. Their friend Gen gets involved with a man Pam doesn't trust, but is her hunch about him wrong? Meantime, the twins have problems to overcome before they can marry their true loves, Jeff and Mike. waiting till graduation seems almost unbearable. then Jeff's problems on the farm and a secret mike is keeping from Penny threaten the girls' happiness. Will the two couples lose their love, or will they have the double wedding the twins have always wanted? This is a satisfying book for teen girls that will please anyone who has read the first three books: double date, Double Feature, and showboat summer.
Double trouble! Daniel Wisdom was determined that his father, Lawrence, wouldn't fall for another gold digger. Okay, Leila Carlton and her granddaughter Silvey didn't much look like mercenary types, but you could never be sure.... Silvey Carlton wasn't keen on her grandmother becoming the fifth Mrs. Lawrence Wisdom. But she knew true love when she saw it. So, if Daniel was determined to think the worst of her--and Leila--Silvey would just have to prove him wrong. Leila and Lawrence were sure of two thing: they would get married--and get Daniel and Silvey to realize they were meant for each other, too!
One of the nations' foremost financial consultants shares 78 proven ways to cut costs dramatically, send productivity through the roof, and, in just six months, double profits.
It's not easy to tread lightly wearing steel-toed boots. Sirantha Jax isn't known for diplomatic finesse. As a "Jumper" who navigates ships through grimspace, she's used to kicking ass first and taking names later--much later. Not exactly the obvious choice to sell the Conglomerate to the Ithtorians, a people whose opinions of humans are as hard as their exoskeletons. And Ithiss-Tor council meetings aren't the only place where Ambassador Jax needs to maneuver carefully. Her lover, March, is frozen in permanent "kill" mode, and his hair-trigger threatens to sabotage the talks--not to mention their relationship. But Jax won't give up on the man or the mission. With the Outskirts beleaguered by raiders, pirates, and the flesh-eating Morgut, an alliance with Ithiss-Tor may be humanity's only hope. Which has Jax wondering why a notorious troublemaker like her was given the job...
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