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First in the Sir John Fielding mystery series. A death takes place in a library with the door locked on the inside and blind magistrate Sir John with young Jeremy's help unravels the mystery.
The Ultimate Texas Bachelor by Cathy Gillen ThackerAfter his made-for-TV romance goes bust, Brad McCabe hightails it home and throws himself into getting the Lazy M Ranch up and running. Miraculously, his wounded pride begins to heal when Lainey Carrington is hired as the housekeeper. Trouble is, Lainey's there under false pretenses. A reporter, Lainey hopes to uncover the real story of Brad McCabe in a tell-all expos . But all bets are off when she falls for the cowboy. . . . Blind Luck Bride by Laura Marie AltomHe needed a wife fast. So when lovely Lilly Churchill walked in, dressed in bridal white, Finn married her. Then he learned Lilly thought he was someone else--a man she'd met by email! Disaster-prone Lilly should have known she'd marry the wrong man. Except Finn's kisses felt so right. Their whirlwind marriage might've been the luckiest mistake ever. But she hadn't told Finn why she'd gotten married--and the growing secret couldn't be kept for long!
Here are characters confronted with tragedy, perplexed by emotions, and challenged to endure whatever modern life may have in store. A loving mother accompanies her daughter in her journey to become a man, and discovers a new, hopeful love. A stepmother and stepson meet again after fifteen years and a devastating mistake, and rediscover their familial affection for each other. And in "The Story," a widow bent on seducing another woman's husband constructs and deconstructs her story until she has "made the best and happiest ending" possible "in this world."
Blind Man Running: A Product of the Ozark Mountains - The Story of a Blind Man's Quest for the Joy of Lifeby Michael Mcintire
Autobiography of a blind man's journey through life as a traveling musician
New York is sweltering in the summer heat, and Harlem is close to the boiling point. To Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, at times it seems as if the whole world has gone mad. Trying, as always, to keep some kind of peace-their legendary nickel-plated Colts very much in evidence-Coffin Ed and Grave Digger find themselves pursuing two completely different cases through a maze of knifings, beatings, and riots that threaten to tear Harlem apart."The word is out on the street, and the hopheads and whores and flimflam artists are running scared: Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones are back in print."-- Newsweek.
When a blind old man hobbles into Nelson Rune's private investigation office, the young PI doesn't expect to be hired to solve a forty-five year old murder mystery. Harry Fletcher claims he adored his wife, Caroline -- so why did he go to prison for her murder. With the help of Cleo, his pretty neighbor, young Nelson will sift through clues of Harry and Caroline's marriage to clear Harry's name and find the real killer. Tracy Winegar seamlessly weaves a story of love and secrets, opportunities and regrets in a novel that surprises to the very last page.
Captain Duncan Maclain, the blind detective, with his two German Shepherd dogs Schnucke the guide dog and Driest the police dog, must prove his client innocent of his father's murder. But there is a lot of evidence stacked against the boy, and none of it matches up. The mysterious disappearance of some change, a fountain pen, a glass paperweight, a bottle of scotch and a ball of twine add to the mystery that incircles the M. T. & T. investment company, and its blinded manager Mr. Hadfield. Can Maclain figure out the solution before it proves fatal for him too.
Over the course of five years, investigative reporters Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew interviewed hundreds of men who had never spoken about their underwater lives-not even to their wives and children. They uncovered a wealth of classified information: the tapping of undersea Soviet telephone cables, the stealing of Soviet weapons, the tragic collisions of enemy submarines. They tell of medals awarded in secret and deaths disguised with disinformation. Blind Man's Bluff is a critical work of history that reads with all the excitement of a Tom Clancy novel and all the tragedy of Das Boot.
Perversely, but perhaps appropriately, Aidan Higgins--one of the few contemporary writers worthy of comparison with Beckett and Joyce, now celebrating his 85th year---has chosen to wait until his sight has nearly left him to assemble this collection of visual treats. A commonplace book of anecdotes and cartoons--the latter never before published, though familiar to all of Higgins's correspondents from the margins of his letters and postcards--Blind Man's Bluff is a compendium of tart and comic insights into sight itself, as well as other varied indignities: personal, historical, and literary.
This is about Mumbai, its immigrants from different corners of India and the world due to its cosmopolitan culture.
Through personal journeys both interior and across the globe, Alden Jones investigates what motivates us to travel abroad in search of the unfamiliar. By way of explorations to Costa Rica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Burma, Cambodia, Egypt, and around the world on a ship, Jones chronicles her experience as a young American traveler while pondering her role as an outsider in the cultures she temporarily inhabits. Her wanderlust fuels a strong, high-adventure story and, much in the vein of classic travel literature, Jones's picaresque tale of personal evolution informs her own transitions, rites of passage, and understandings of her place as a citizen of the world. With sharp insight and stylish prose, Jones asks: Is there a "right" or "wrong" way to travel? "The Blind Masseuse" concludes that there is, but that it's not always black and white.
In this Indian Folk Tale six blind men learn how to share their impressions to make a whole.
If you work, you probably manage projects every day-even if "project manager" isn't in your official title-and you know how frustrating the experience can be. Using the familiar story of six blind men failing to describe an elephant to each other as a metaphor, David Schmaltz brilliantly identifies the true root cause of the difficulties in project work: "incoherence" (the inability of a group of people to make common meaning from their common experience). Schmaltz exposes such oft-cited difficulties as poor planning, weak leadership, and fickle customers as poor excuses for project failure, providing a set of simple, project coherence-building techniques that anyone can use to achieve success. He explains how "wickedness" develops when a team over-relies on their leader for guidance rather than tapping their true source of power and authority-the individual. The Blind Men and the Elephant explores just how much influence is completely within each individual's control. Using real-world stories, Schmaltz undermines the excuses that may be keeping you trapped in meaningless work, offering practical guidance for overcoming the inevitable difficulties of project work.
It's Prohibition. It's Philadelphia. And Jersey Leo doesn't fit in. Jersey is an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he tends bar at a speakeasy the locals call the Ink Well. There, he's considered a hero for having saved the life of a young boy. But when his old grade school buddy, Aaron Garvey, calls from death row and asks for one last favor, all hell breaks loose.Jersey finds himself running from a band of crooked cops, hiding an escaped convict in the Ink Well, and reuniting with his grammar school crush--the now sultry Myra Banks, who has shed a club foot and become a speakeasy siren. Through it all, Jersey tries to safeguard the Ink Well with no help other than his ragtag group of friends: his ex-boxing-champion father, Ernie Leo; the street-savvy Johalis; a dim-witted dockworker named Homer; and the dubious palm reader Madame Curio. With them, Jersey digs for the truth about his friend Aaron Garvey--and winds up discovering a few things about himself.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Unsure of himself and annoyed at having to spend a day climbing a Montana mountain with his bossy father, twelve-year-old Sam must become the guide on their perilous journey down when his carelessness temporarily blinds his father. This story deals with father son conflict. Ages 9-12. This book would appeal to boys age 11-13. The boy in the story uses a few swear words, but it is not adult content.
This is the story of how a boy who couldn't speak trains and gentles a blind wild horse known as the outlaw.
This book is a collection of papers presented at the National Conference On The Blind Preschool Child on March 13-15, 1947.
A big blond bear of a man. . . with a bear's growl! Her new patient, Gannon van der Vere, had run off his last four nurses. But, determined to live up to the strength of her name, Dana Steele refused to be intimidated. A powerful entrepreneur until a devastating accident left his future in doubt, Gannon raged at all who approached. Dana hoped to light a candle in his darkness--and to escape from the shadows in her own past. But when she fell in love with her curmudgeonly employer, Dana's challenge was no longer strictly professional. Could prayer and persistence bring them both to a new dawn?
Fall in love with Diana Palmer's fan-favorite story, BLIND PROMISES!Dana Steele's new patient, Gannon van der Vere, is a tough customer. He had run off his last four nurses, but Dana's determined she won't be the next on that list. A powerful entrepreneur until a devastating accident left his future in doubt, Gannon raged at all who approached him. Dana hoped to light a candle in his darkness-and to escape from the shadows in her own past. But when she fell in love with her curmudgeonly employer, Dana's challenge was no longer strictly professional. Could Dana and Gannon heal to find a true happily-ever-after?
In her second novel featuring FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare, Terri Persons delivers enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the last page. Young women committing suicide is haunting the Twin Cities--but FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare has a hunch that these women didn't die by their own hand... It's a big leap to take, and Bernadette's going to need some serious evidence to back it up. Unfortunately, her best lead is an uncooperative psychiatrist, and when Saint Clare resorts to using her second sight, she'll discover dark secrets in the doctor's past as complex as they are disturbing. With a cast of characters including a partner who's no longer among the living and a handsome boss who's available, this is the most unique psychological thriller you're bound to read all year.
The author writes letters to the late Helen Keller to explore different aspects of her life.
Imprisoned for treason, Charlie Muffin hunts for a way out--by crossing a line After a trumped-up trial, Charlie Muffin lands in jail for treason--ready to learn the secrets of his fellow inmate, a convicted British traitor. Nobody expected KGB agents to stage a prison break to free their man. Charlie faces another choice: go to Moscow to complete his assignment or face 40 long years in prison. It doesn't take him long to decide. Charlie doesn't have the full picture, of course, which is the way of espionage. But Charlie doesn't regret his Iron Curtain escape, as it leads him to Natalia Fedova, the KGB interrogator assigned to determine if his defection is genuine or staged. For anyone else, the risk would be suicidal. But for Charlie, the greatest danger may be falling in love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
When Nonie Johnson kidnaps her daughter from the adoptive parents, Jesse Falkenstein is brought in. Something seemed wrong from the start - Nonie just wasn't the maternal type, and then she suddenly vanished from sight. The search for Nonie Johnson yielded nothing but a series of wild goose chases. Fortunately, Jesse had two aces up his sleeve: a brother-in-law in the police, and a number of unorthodox psychic acquaintances who had their own way of seeking clues.
DEAD FROGS CAN'T JUMP On the eve of Calaveras County's annual frog-jumping contest, is the suspicious death of Buford, the county's prizewinning amphibian, sabotage or murder? Feisty local newspaper publisher Connor Westphal ponders the irony of this untimely tragedy-- made suddenly more alarming when poor Buford's handler, Dakota Webster, is found floating in Critter's Creek surrounded by dozens more dead frogs. Connor is more than curious when the frog of a rival competitor is discovered stuffed in the dead man's mouth, and worried when the prime suspect is Jeremiah "Miah" Mercer, one of her closest friends. Determined to clear Miah's name, Connor navigates a sordid mess of toxic waste, embezzlement, prescription drug scams and cold-blooded murder ... taking a dangerous leap of her own in a race to catch a killer.
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