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The Case of the Vanishing Painting (Jigsaw Jones Mystery #25)

by James Preller

There's a missing painting at school and Jigsaw and Mila are again on another detective case.

The Case of the Vanishing Veil

by Carolyn Keene

A Boston Wedding... A Veiled Threat... A Dangerous Environment... When Nancy attends a wedding in Boston, she encounters a marriage marred by mischief. The groom may have stolen the bride's heart, but a thief has made off with her antique lace veil! From a mansion in Cape Cod to a museum of witchcraft in Salem, Nancy, Bess, and George follow a trail of intrigue and deceit across the New England countryside. They uncover the shocking story behind the wedding-day prank -- and a $60 million mystery behind the vanishing veil!

The Case of the Velvet Claws

by Erle Stanley Gardner

Thanks to a bungled robbery at a fancy hotel, the already-married Eva Griffin has been caught in the company of a prominent congressman. To protect the politico, Eva's ready to pay the editor of a sleazy tabloid his hush money. But Perry Mason has other plans. He tracks down the phantom fat cat who secretly runs the blackmailing tabloid -- only to discover a shocking scoop. By the time Mason's comely client finally comes clean, her husband has taken a bullet in the heart. Now Perry Mason has two choices: represent the cunning widow in her wrangle for the dead man's money -- or take the rap for murder.

The Case of the Video Game Smugglers

by Bruce Lansky M Masters

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the "Can You Solve the Mystery" series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book.The Case of the Computer Camp Kidnap; The Secret of the Tomato Pincher; The Mystery of the Unknown Rescuer; The Case of the Video Game Smugglers; The Mystery at Mill Creek Bridge; The Secret of the Author's Autograph; The Mystery of the Rainy Night Robbery; The Mystery of Amy's Disappearance; The Case of the Sloppy Vandals; The Secret of the Ancient Treasure. Part 3: The Mysterious Message

The Case of the Waylaid Wolf

by Erle Stanley Gardner

A woman defends herself from date rape by stealing his car. When her would-be rapist is found dead, Perry Mason defends her on the murder charge and does some spectacular misdirection with the evidence.

The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken

by Doreen Cronin Kevin Cornell

The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they're solving the mystery of a kidnapped...HOUSE? A hilarious chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens.Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The Chicken Squad, and business is booming. A weird blue bird has just flown into Chicken Squad headquarters squawking on about a house-napper (yes, house-napper), and it is once again up to the squad to uncover who is up to no good. But there is something NUTS about this story that the squad can't quite put their feather on...and oh, brother, is it key to solving the case!

The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure

by Doreen Cronin Kevin Cornell

The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they're solving the mystery of a kidnapped...HOUSE? A hilarious, "easy to read" (Booklist) chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens.Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The Chicken Squad, and business is booming. A weird blue bird has just flown into Chicken Squad headquarters squawking on about a house-napper (yes, house-napper), and it is once again up to the squad to uncover who is up to no good. But there is something NUTS about this story that the squad can't quite put their feather on...and oh, brother, is it key to solving the case!

The Case of the Winning Skateboard (Clue Jr. #12)

by Parker C. Hinter Delia Rowland

The Clue Club has a new batch of mysteries to unravel, from the Case of the Doorbell Dodger to the eerie Case of the Glow-in-the-Dark Message.

The Case of the Worried Waitress

by Erle Stanley Gardner

A pretty waitress is accused of stealing $100 from her wealthy aunt's hatbox and a blind pencil-seller earns enough to come to work in a taxicab. It is a mystery for Perry Mason and it will take some quick thinking and careful planning on his part to find the culprits.

The Case of the Zoo Clue (Clue Jr. #5)

by Parker C. Hinter Delia Rowland

The Clue Club is solving mysteries at the zoo, the computer store, and school. Read the stories carefully and look at the pictures closely - there might be a clue hidden! Are you as good a detective as the Clue Club kids?

A Case of Vineyard Poison: Martha’s Vineyard Mystery #6

by Philip R. Craig

Vineyard wedding bells are about to chime for J.W. Jackson and Zee Madieras. And Zee's bank account is one hundred thousand unexplained dollars richer, briefly. The bank calls it a glitch, and two days later the windfall has flown. But, coincidentally, the college student lying dead in J.W.'s driveway, done in by a dose of locally grown poison, recently withdrew a hundred grand from her own account. And now, before exchanging vows, J.W. must first match wits with a murderer.

The Case of William Smith (Miss Silver #13)

by Patricia Wentworth

An amnesiac Holocaust survivor steps into a mystery that only Miss Silver can solve<P> William Smith is not sure what his name is, but he doubts it's William Smith, the name the Nazis gave him when he wandered out of one of their hospitals in 1942, to be herded, along with so many others, into one of their nightmarish camps. They did their best to kill this man without a name, but he survived because a man with no identity has nothing to fear. Now, the war over, he is back in England, ready to make a new life. But even a man with no past cannot escape history. William Smith is about to find himself enmeshed in a terrifying mystery, which only Maud Silver, the staunch, old-fashioned detective, can solve. He may yet learn his name, but it could cost him his life.

Case Pending (Lieutenant Luis Mendoza #1)

by Dell Shannon

In Lieutenant Luis Mendoza's first case, he is faced with a three-way mystery involving the senseless killing of Elena Ramirez, a blackmailing involving a below-the-radar adoption, and a young man's guilt. And when Mendoza connects Elena's death with that of another woman, and investigates two further hunches, he draws closer to a solution...

Case Studies

by Stephen M. Stahl Nancy Muntner Debbi A. Morrissette

Designed with the distinctive, user-friendly presentation Dr Stahl's audience know and love, this new stream of Stahl books capitalize on Dr Stahl's greatest strength - the ability to address complex issues in an understandable way and with direct relevance to the everyday experience of clinicians. The book describes a wide-ranging and representative selection of clinical scenarios, making use of icons, questions/answers and tips. It follows these cases through the complete clinical encounter, from start to resolution, acknowledging all the complications, issues, decisions, twists and turns along the way. The book is about living through the treatments that work, the treatments that fail, and the mistakes made along the journey. This is psychiatry in real life - these are the patients from your waiting room - this book will reassure, inform and guide better clinical decision making.

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences

by Alexander L. George Andrew Bennett

Winner of the 2006 Giovanni Sartori Book Award, given by the American Political Science Association's Qualitative Methods Section. The use of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent years. Many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily on quantitative research and formal models and have attempted to develop and refine rigorous methods for using case studies. This text presents a comprehensive analysis of research methods using case studies and examines the place of case studies in social science methodology. It argues that case studies, statistical methods, and formal models are complementary rather than competitive. The book explains how to design case study research that will produce results useful to policymakers and emphasizes the importance of developing policy-relevant theories. It offers three major contributions to case study methodology: an emphasis on the importance of within-case analysis, a detailed discussion of process tracing, and development of the concept of typological theories. Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences will be particularly useful to graduate students and scholars in social science methodology and the philosophy of science, as well as to those designing new research projects, and will contribute greatly to the broader debate about scientific methods.

Case Studies & Cocktails

by Chris Ryan Carrie Shuchart

After all the hard work on your application, youâ TMre finally in to business school. Now what? The acceptance letter is just the beginning of your MBA experience. Even before classes start, youâ TMll face all kinds of new challenges: financing your degree, readjusting to homework, schmoozing recruiters. Now you can turn to this book, produced by Manhattan GMATâ "one of the leading names in GMAT preparationâ "to ready you for the challenges youâ TMll face as a newly-minted MBA candidate.Case Studies & Cocktails will be your go-to guide as you prepare to enter your MBA program and throughout your time at b-school. The authorsâ "MBAs themselvesâ "have drawn on their own experiences and interviewed current students for the inside scoop on every aspect of b-school, from telling the boss youâ TMre going back to school to balancing wine and cheese in one hand while networking. The result is both a handbook for the social side of school and an academic primer on the material youâ TMll have to master. The book even includes a glossary of need-to-know jargon, so you wonâ TMt feel lost when classmates start slinging around acronyms.

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior

by Christopher M. Weaver Robert G. Meyer

Contemporary Cases for Students Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior brings the field of abnormal psychology to life with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship. This rich collection of case studies integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues. To enable students to more fully understand the nature of the disorder, each case contains the full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Significant family and social history data are also presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained. Teaching & Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Quotes and anecdotes stimulate critical thinking and can be used by instructors to jumpstart classroom discussion. Engage Students - A wide range of highly recognizable and interesting case studies help students see the real-life relevance of psychological disorders. Explore Research - The most up-to-date DSM-TR-IV materials are incorporated into the text; all major DSM disorders are covered.

Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology

by John M. Neale Gerald C. Davison Thomas F. Oltmanns

A series of in depth cases on a variety of different psychiatric orders are presented and discussed.

Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology

by W. Alex Edmonds Gershon Tenenbaum

A thorough, readable primer for the practitioner and student, detailing case studies on the art and science of biofeedback and neurofeedback in practice.Includes case-study examples focusing directly on improving human performance in non-clinical populations utilizing biofeedback and neurofeedback techniquesLinks theory and practice for scholars and practitioners in the fieldAcknowledges both the art and science of utilizing these tools for performance-related gains in sports and artistic fields, presenting unique case studies detailing the variety of procedures usedOffers comprehensive coverage of key topics and procedures in an emerging field

Case Studies in Biomedical Research Ethics

by Timothy F. Murphy

This textbook for instruction in biomedical research ethics can also serve as a valuable reference for professionals in the field of bioethics. The 149 cases included in the book are grouped in nine chapters, each of which covers a key area of debate in the field. Some of the case studies are classics, including the famous cases of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (in which subjects with syphilis were not given treatment) and the Willowbrook hepatitis studies (in which institutionalized subjects were intentionally exposed to hepatitis). Others focus on such current issues as human embryonic stem cell research, cloning by somatic nuclear transfer, and the design and function of institutional review boards. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction that places the issues raised in context; this is followed by a number of cases (each of which is no more than a few pages). Study questions meant to encourage further discussion follow each case. After an introductory discussion of the history and tenets of ethics in medical research, the book's chapters cover the topics of oversight and study design; informed consent; the selection of subjects; conflicts of interest; the social effects of research; embryos, fetuses, and children; genetic research; the use of animals; and authorship and publication. Following these chapters are appendixes with the texts of the Nuremburg Code and the World Declaration of Geneva, two key documents in the establishment of bioethical standards for research. Also included are a glossary, a table of cases by general category, and an alphabetical listing of cases.

Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment

by Craig W. Lecroy Elizabeth K. Anthony

A detailed look at how to apply clinical theories to social work practiceThinking through real-life cases to make connections between theory and practice is a crucial element of social work education. Now in its Second Edition, Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment contains a wide range of cases described in rich detail by practitioners, scholars, and researchers. Chapters represent contexts and approaches across the social work spectrum, so students will get to glimpse into the clinical experience of a full range of professionals.With chapter overviews, case sketches, study questions, and references for further study, this book makes an invaluable reference for social work students. Learning by example is the best way to develop the skill of clinical reasoning. Editors Craig W. LeCroy and Elizabeth K. Anthony--two distinguished scholars in the field of social work--have brought together an impressive roster of contributors who add their unique voices and clinical perspectives into their insightful case descriptions. Organized into five thematic sections, Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment, Second Edition covers the most important areas in social work practice, including:Child welfare and adoptionIndividual and group treatmentSchool and community settingsFamily treatment and parent trainingWith the updates in the Second Edition, students will learn the most current lessons in social work practice from a diverse range of scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the field. In contexts ranging from child welfare to homelessness, this book provides the critical thinking skills students need to understand how social work theory applies in clinical environments.

Case Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders

by Dennis C. Tanner

Accessible intro to speech disorders using case studies

Case Studies in Dementia

by Pedro Rosa-Neto Serge Gauthier

Dementia is amongst the greatest challenges facing the medical profession as the population ages. Accurate diagnosis is essential as many rarer forms of the disease are treatable if recognized early. This collection of case studies from around the world illustrates both common and unusual causes of dementia, emphasizing clinical reasoning, integrative thinking and problem-solving skills. Each case consists of a clinical history, examination findings and special investigations, followed by diagnosis and discussion. The aim is to reinforce diagnostic skills through careful analysis of individual presenting patterns, and to guide treatment decisions, using state-of-the-art diagnostic classification and tools. The reader will be able to distinguish patients who need reassurance, closer follow-up or immediate referral to specialized services. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in dementia, these case studies will inform and challenge clinicians at all stages of their careers.

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

by Nicolas A. Valcik Paul E. Tracy

Each emergency comes with its own set of challenges, however, many emergencies of the past can be used as tools to evaluate the decisions made and apply them to similar situations. Designed to enable public officials to conduct this kind of evaluation, Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management details a selection of emergencies--more than 50--that actually occurred. The book demonstrates that often there is no wrong or right answer, just choices that will resolve a problem favorably or cause the situation to deteriorate.

Case Studies in Early Societies: Ancient Teotihuacan

by George L. Cowgill

First comprehensive English-language book on the largest city in the Americas before the 1400s. Teotihuacan is a UNESCO world heritage site, located in highland central Mexico, about twenty-five miles from Mexico City, visited by millions of tourists every year. The book begins with Cuicuilco, a predecessor that arose around 400 BCE, then traces Teotihuacan from its founding in approximately 150 BCE to its collapse around 600 CE. It describes the city's immense pyramids and other elite structures. It also discusses the dwellings and daily lives of commoners, including men, women, and children, and the craft activities of artisans. George L. Cowgill discusses politics, economics, technology, art, religion, and possible reasons for Teotihuacan's rise and fall. Long before the Aztecs and 800 miles from Classic Maya centers, Teotihuacan was part of a broad Mesoamerican tradition but had a distinctive personality that invites comparison with other states and empires of the ancient world.

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