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Nancy's going to the White House, where George is interning as a photographer's assistant. On the day of her arrival, a photo session of a priceless solid-gold statue is under way. But something is wrong with this picture--Nancy gets knocked out cold and now the statue is missing.
In France, on the eve of the Revolution, a young man named Claude Page sets out to become the most ingenious and daring inventor of his time. In the course of a career filled with violence and passion, Claude learns the arts of enameling and watchmaking from an irascible, defrocked abbé, apprentices himself to a pornographic bookseller, and applies his erotic erudition to the seduction of the wife of an impotent wigmaker. But it is Claude's greatest device-a talking mechanical head-that both crowns his career and leads to an execution as tragic as that of Marie Antoinette, and far more bizarre.Hailed by critics for the shimmering brilliance of its inventions and its uncanny fidelity to the textures of the past, A Case of Curiosities placesAllen Kurzweil securely in the ranks of the finest literary artists of our time.
Rich, super-successful New York attorney Maxwell Wade has never lost a case. Hired by Hopewell General to settle a potentially explosive lawsuit, the freewheeling bachelor plans to continue his winning streak by getting Camille Hunter into bed. The spunky PR manager is arousing a healthy dose of desire...but seems to be the only woman immune to his sensual charms. Camille wasn't expecting Prince Charming when she meets the suavely handsome hotshot lawyer. Forced to work together to protect the Virginia hospital from erupting scandal, she knows she won't be able to resist Max for long. But she doesn't plan to be just another notch in the seductive playboy's belt. Until Max stuns her with a passionate declaration and makes his case...for love!
Billionaire bachelor Conner Macafee knows just what he's worth, and he's ready to make a deal. Nosy reporter Nichole Reynolds wants him-owner of New York's high-end matchmaking service-to spill his guts for her story? He'll tell all-when she's in his bed.Nichole needs this scoop. But Conner is so arrogant, so cocky...and oh-so-sexy. Surely she can handle a month in the hot bachelor's arms in a cool penthouse suite-for her career. But one kiss from Conner and Nichole knows she's made a huge mistake. Now she wants both the story and the man.
Intensely timely, this classic spellbinding thriller of medical scandal and murder combines breathtaking suspense with a penetrating examination of America's medical establishment.
The second electrifying thriller from the "gifted writer" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and author of A Conflict of Interest.A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave-of-absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, page-turning tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner's novels are reminiscent of such bestselling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.
Something very strange is going on in the S.T.A.R.S. sixth-form common room. Jules and Taz are fine - they're engrossed in a new anti-racism manifesto for the school. Raffy is still the same old Raffy - he's busy bugging Toby about the sixth-form magazine, Sixth Censored. Colette is wearing lots of hats all of a sudden. But the really strange thing is Sam and Ella's behaviour. What's going on? Sam has these chronic stomach pains, though nobody seems to believe he's really ill. Add to that his problems with Vinny, the school's resident yob, and things look pretty bleak. He wants some support from Ella, but she's too preoccupied with her own worries. First a disastrous haircut, then something much more serious ... This is the eighth book in the S.T.A.R.S. sequence. Every month there is a new, self-contained story, all about the same group of sixth formers. S.T.A.R.S. is based on reality, taking you inside a modern London comprehensive. It's funny, action-packed and full of great characters. Join now. The common-room door is always open.
The Sweet Valley Gang is whisked off to the planet Venn to find the missing Princess Zari before the evil Nards can take control over the planet.
Detectives-in-training Milo and Jazz investigate whether their town's new pet psychic is a fraud.
Perry Mason tells Della Street to get her notebook and pen ready, since they are getting Aunt Lorraine and Montrose Dewitt out of bed.
This was murder, it was the perfect crime. Five beautiful wives and five rich middleaged husbands gathered in Beverly Hills for a black-tie dinner. A fine old brandy was planned to end the evening, until the host stopped, the party dead with an unplanned finish: a fatal heart attack-his own. One of the guests called it murder. Not even Detective Sergeant Masao Masuto could prove the movie moguls death unnatural. -Then a woman's hysterical voice and a mysterious piece of pink notepaper convinced him this was just one in a series of clever killings. But which of the pretty ladies present did it? And who would be the next husband to die?
Detective Masuto investigates a Hollywood mogul's sudden deathThe residents of Beverly Hills tend to underestimate a Buddhist homicide detective, and Masao Masuto is happy to let them make that mistake. A second-generation Japanese-American, he relishes the thrill of a puzzling murder case. And Masuto will need all his powers of deduction to understand the murder of Al Greenberg. The producer was giving a party when his heart stopped. After years of bad health, Greenberg's abrupt death is no surprise. But one of the dead man's producing partners claims to have overheard an unknown woman taunting Greenberg, while he pleaded, "put that gun away and give me my medicine." It appears Greenberg was frightened to death. To find the killer, Masuto must dig into the darkest secrets of the mogul's past. Greenberg will not be the last to die. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.
A playboy is murdered in his lakeside cabin and a mother and daughter, who had both been there, start to suspect each other so they call on Perry Mason for help.
Things are really heating up at the hottest restaurant in town. Nancy finds that the grease fires, vandalism, and poisoned food are linked to the vault of a nearby mansion and the Dragon's Eye Ruby. Someone is cooking up one of the most daring criminal schemes in River Heights history
Hell has no fury like a woman scorned... Cattle rancher and single father Tristan Cayle had his sights set on one goal--traveling to Colorado to meet a woman he'd fallen for on the Internet. But the instant he arrived at the Elk River Resort, run by Megan Duke's family, he was labeled a con artist and a bigamist. Though they'd never met, Megan already loved Tristan. But now, through some error, Tristan stood accused of being betrothed to two vengeful wives. And, as Megan fought her warring feelings of love and distrust, a third woman arrived in town--one who was ready to kill Megan and kidnap Tristan's son. Honeymoon Hideaway
Bunny and Jack, animal detectives, take a break from playing cards to look for Bernard Bear's missing messenger whistle.
Who was that masked woman? That's the question plaguing the perpetually inquiring mind of Perry Mason. No one loves a good mystery more than Mason--but being asked to represent a client who's concealing her identity, not to mention the particulars of her case, has given even the legendary legal eagle a case of ruffled feathers.
A mysterious, broken-nosed cabby, a beautiful actress, and a villainous art heist have one thing in common--but the only one man who knows what it is has methods that are a little, shall we say . . . irregular Late Victorian London: home to gas streetlights, bands of ragged urchins, and now, young Andrew Craigie, who recently arrived from a tiny Cornwall village with his stern guardian, Mr. Dennison. At first the city feels dark and unwelcoming, but just around the corner is bustling Baker Street, where Andrew meets his first friend, Sara. Before long, London becomes downright interesting. But things get a little too exciting one night when Mr. Dennison doesn't come home, and suddenly Andrew is on his own. Whom can he turn to in a strange city? Frantic, he goes to the tall, pipe-smoking, hat-wearing man at 221B, a man who Sara says is a famous detective--a man named Mr. Holmes.
The members of the Clue Club tackle eight new mysteries.
Missing hamsters, lost coins, haunted houses...Jigsaw Jones has seen it all before. With his top secret detective journal, eye for detail, and ace partner Mila, Jigsaw is always ready to take on a new case.Is a bear on the loose in Jigsaw's town, or is someone trying to scare Ms. Gleason's class silly?
A beautiful debutante is shocked. Her beloved wealthy uncle is missing. Strange relatives are in charge of his fortune- and they're counting her out. Then a dead man surfaces, pointing his finger straight at her. Now she's desperate. To Perry Mason, however, it's all in a day's work. With clever secretary Della Street and street wise detective Paul Drake, he takes on THE CASE OF THE BEAUTIFUL BEGGAR.
Many things are missing when people visit the pet store. Jigsaw and his pet help solve the mystery.
Someone stole Ralphie Jordan's rusty old bicycle. Jigsaw and Mila hit the trail to track down the thief. But one piece of the puzzle doesn't fit. Who would take a hand-me-down bike? Solving this case is an uphill ride for ace detectives Jigsaw and Mila.
Ashley and I were on a ski vacation, and we couldn't wait to hit the slopes -- until we heard the scary legend of Ski Mountain. According to the story, a monster snatched a boy right off the ski slopes! The boy was never seen again. But it was just a story. Or that's what we thought. Until our ski lift stopped mysterious in midair. . . And the tree outside our cabin was ripped apart. . . And we found giant footprints in the snow. We were on the case. Was there really a Ski Mountain monster? We were about to find out -- one way or another!
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