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A collection of jokes about the circus, including "Which circus performers can see in the dark? The acro-bats."
Pulled into her late husband's dark world by the need to find her missing friend, Jane Beaumont is forced to search for answers in Regency London's most secretive gentlemen's club. Original.
In this follow-up to "Fake ID," Chastity and her mother have just settled in San Francisco, where Chass is starting her own band. When a pop star is killed, Chass gets involved in the dangerous underground club scene to solve the murder.
Sometimes, being an ATAC agent doesn't seem so bad. When Frank and Joe are sent to a tropical island resort in paradise to investigate a string of thefts, they're not complaining. But once they get there, something seems off about the mission. . . . Soon the brothers feel like missing jewelry is the least of their concerns. Meanwhile, Nancy Drew, Bess, and George are staying at the hotel as guests. They, too, sense something off about this particular paradise, and when they run into Frank and Joe, it seems that no one--not even an old friend--is above suspicion.
A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.
At the Eros Hotel, any fantasy can become real, all forbidden longings satisfied without question. It's a place to lose your inhibitions--and just possibly to find whatever you desire most. In this deliciously sensual novel, Joan Elizabeth Lloyd introduces Jenna and Marcy Bryant, identical twins who are very different in their longings, and reveals the secret heart of two sisters on the verge of an awakening. . . She Knows What She Wants. . . Jenna Bryant has always been the free spirit while her twin sister Marcy is the careful planner. Now, she has the sort of life Marcy--and most women--dream of: a marriage proposal from her steady, reliable attorney boyfriend, Glen. But the house with the white picket fence isn't for Jenna. Instead, she wants the chance to explore the cravings she's never indulged, and when she gets an offer to stay at a friend's brownstone in New York City, she jumps at the opportunity. And She Knows How To Get It Leaving behind her sister and her boyfriend, Jenna is soon reveling in the Manhattan party scene, discovering hidden talents she never knew she possessed. It's Jenna's idea to turn the innocent-looking brownstone into the Eros Hotel, a sexual fantasyland that caters to the deepest yearnings of the men and women willing to pay the price for their anything-goes indulgences. Learning how to satisfy the intimate desires of so many exotic, tantalizing people frees Jenna in a way she never could have predicted. But when Glen pays a visit, Jenna must choose between the business and the life he offers
Perfect for fans of J. Kenner and Lexi Blake, Jamie K. Schmidt's USA Today bestselling series invites readers into the opulent private dungeons of an exclusive resort where the clientele shed their clothing . . . and their inhibitions. All three Club Inferno novels--Heat, Longing, and Fever--await in this decadent eBook bundle. Are you ready to take the plunge? HEAT On the run from her abusive fiancé, ER doctor Mallory Bryant arrives at her sister's Connecticut resort desperate to restore balance to her life. At first, Mallory is wary of Max Spencer, the martial arts trainer acting as her bodyguard--until he introduces her to a craving so intense she wants nothing more than to surrender to his touch. As one of Club Inferno's most skilled Doms, Max enjoys taking Mallory to the heights of pleasure. But when her violent past catches up with her, Max knows what he must do: draw her closer than ever before. LONGING Reeling from a disastrous love affair, plus-size model and budding fashion designer Anya Litton needs a place to lick her wounds and plan her next career move. At Club Inferno, Anya quickly connects with Clint Reyes, who unleashes her deepest longings over nights of burning passion. But it's Anya who has her master begging for more when she pushes the limits of desire. As their relationship ignites into a contest of wills--and a jealous rival plots against them both--the wrong move could end it all . . . because taking control means total abandon. FEVER Colleen Bryant has built an empire that caters to the BDSM elite, but now she wants something a bit more ordinary: a man to love. She's just not sure who will accept the kinks that drive her wild--until her old flame, ex-pro football player Chase Fairwood, comes back into her life. Chase knows he's tough enough to play Colleen's games. His return to Club Inferno reignites her scorching demands, and soon he's competing against another Dom to brand Colleen as his own. But Chase has a secret weapon: the all-consuming desire to offer his body, and his heart, in sweet surrender. Praise for the Club Inferno series "Heroines and readers alike will find every wish and every heart's desire come true at Club Inferno."--Award-winning author Cecilia Tan "Jamie K. Schmidt's Heat burns with red-hot sex scenes and thrills with a passionate and wonderfully tender love story. Enter the world of Club Inferno and be very, very satisfied!"--Laura Moore, author of the Silver Creek series "In writing both sensual and sexy, Schmidt knows how to fulfill readers' desires. . . . [She] definitely caters to those who like thrills. Supported by engaging characters and a layered story line, [Longing] is highly recommended."--Library Journal "Don't miss Fever, the sexy and intense conclusion to a fabulous series that's hot enough to set your e-reader on fire. Club Inferno is one playground you'll never want to leave!"--USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy
Natalie's one of Frankenstein's creations and works in a New York City morgue. So of course she needs therapy. She and her friends--er, fellow monsters--have formed the world's most exclusive, most dysfunctional support group. What could go wrong?Undetected in the modern world and under pressure to stay that way, Natalie Grey, Dracula, Bob the Blob, and others (including the fetching wolfman Alec) meet regularly to talk about the pressures of being infamous in the Big Apple. Topics include how long it's been since their last sighting, how their "story" creates stereotypes they can't fulfill, and--gasp--sometimes even their feelings. But when their pervy Invisible Man, Ellis, is killed in a manner reminiscent of the H.G. Wells novel, it's clear someone's discovered their existence and is down for some monster busting. Led by Natalie--and definitely not helped by Hyde's bloodthirsty tendencies--the members of Monstofelldosis Anonymous band together for security and a little sleuthing. And maybe--maybe--if they don't end up dead, they'll end up friends somewhere along the way.
G. K. Chesterton's masterful mystery features men who earn their livings in the most peculiar ways The Club of Queer Trades is an incredibly exclusive society that comes with a specific conceit for entry: Its members must have a talent that is extremely unusual and use that skill to earn a living. For judge Basil Grant, the club is also a mystery that he must solve. Basil first learns of the group when his brother tells him about an army major who believes that this strange band of men is plotting to kill him. To get to the bottom of the threats against the major, Basil must track down each member of the organization one enigma at a time. Along the way, he crosses paths with a real estate agent who specializes in tree houses, a business that creates great adventures for its clients, and many other strange entities. In The Club of Queer Trades, Chesterton has created a loving parody that is sure to delight any fan of Victorian mysteries. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Hey, Friend- Do you know what it's like give to 100 percent and still feel like it's not-and you're not-enough for anybody? To be caught between caring for an aging parent and raising young children? I lived in that place for four years. Ivy Schneider lives in this place, too, and she isn't at all happy about it. Her husband Rusty spends ten months a year on the road singing in a gospel quartet, and her mom gets sicker every day, requiring increasingly more care and time. Ivy's dad took off years ago but still comes around-for free meals. Her brother and sister are more than happy to let responsibility rest on Ivy's shoulders. Maybe she could handle it all if only her darling three-year old terror, Trixie, would just "go" on the potty. Who will take care of Ivy while she takes care of the world? No one, it seems. Then Ivy runs an ad in the paper to find folks like herself: women of the "sandwich generation," squeezed between the demands of raising young children and caring for an aging parent. Soon she and the other women of Club Sandwich are building uncommonly deep friendships, witnessing the reality that in fact no woman can be everything to everybody, and discovering firsthand that they can do more than they imagined possible with the help of each another and with a strong dose of faith. If your life is about caring for others, I dedicate this book to you. Welcome to the club. You are most definitely not alone. Grace, Lisa
Go deeper than ever into a world of surrender and control. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and the works of Sylvia Day and J. Kenner have turned the wicked, wild novels of Stacey Kennedy into a USA Today bestselling series, where powerful men and beautiful women play out their hottest fantasies at Club Sin, an elite BDSM dungeon in Las Vegas. Now the first six electrifying novels are together in one red-hot eBook bundle: CLAIMED BARED DESIRED FREED TAMED COMMANDED Also includes an excerpt from Stacey Kennedy's latest Club Sin novel, Mine! Meet the men of Club Sin . . . Dmitri Pratt, a Master who unleashes his lover's wildest inhibitions with each careful, calculated caress; Aidan Knight, whose dominant façade conceals a devastating loss, something he instantly recognizes in his personally trained sub; Kyler Morgan, lusting after new blood as a Dom who hasn't had a real challenge in a long time. . . . and the women who love them. Presley Flynn, who's ripe to experience her secret fantasies and determined to surrender to her every desire; Ella Snow, beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination; Mary Schmidt, who cannot bear to embrace her needs with another Dom--until a man who exudes temptation reawakens passions she can no longer deny. Club Sin is intended for mature audiences. Praise for the Club Sin series "Claimed sucked me in! Stacey Kennedy weaves together the intense BDSM lifestyle with the soft touch of a sweeter, more traditional love story in a novel with an engaging heroine at its heart."--J. Kenner "Bared is a seductively haunting tale of control and surrender that will tantalize existing fans of the series while enticing new readers into the passionate world of Club Sin."--Eliza Gayle "Desired is sexy, sensual, and totally seductive. Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon."--Tracy Wolff "Freed is fabulous! Stacey Kennedy's a master at creating steamy and heartwarming romance, where the BDSM lifestyle is inextricably bound with compelling emotion and unforgettable characters!"--Virna DePaul "Tamed is sexy, sinful, and addictive. You won't want to put this book down!"--Jen McLaughlin "Commanded is erotic, exotic, and suspenseful. I couldn't put it down!"--USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell
Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the Worldby Luke Dempsey
Everything any fan needs to know. Club Soccer 101 is the essential guide to 101 of the most storied soccer clubs in the world. The book covers the history of European powerhouses like Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid; historic South American clubs like Boca Juniors, Corinthians, Penarol, and Santos; and rising clubs from Africa, Asia, and America, including such leading MLS clubs as LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, and Seattle Sounders. Writing with the passion and panache of a deeply knowledgeable and opinionated fan, Luke Dempsey explains what makes each club distinctive: their origins, fans, and style of play; their greatest (and most heartbreaking) seasons and historic victories and defeats; and their most famous players--from Pelé, Eusébio, and Maradona to Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo. With club soccer exploding in popularity, Club Soccer 101 provides everything any fan needs to know.
Mary Connon was a small-town femme fatale, eager to test her allure on any man between 6 and 60. When she's found dead in her own living room, her husband-the one bloke to whom she never blew a kiss-comes instantly under suspicion. But Andy Dalziel, the gloriously vulgar savant of the Mid-Yorkshire police force, has some other ideas, and all of them center on the local rugby club-the town's social center, and Mary Connon's preferred hunting grounds.
national bestselling author viets reveals the lifestyles of the rich and murdered. . . In the Superior Club's complaint department, Helen Hawthorne has to deal with the rich and spoiled. Then her deadbeat ex-husband sails back into her life aboard the yacht of his new lady-known as the "Black Widow" because of her string of dead spouses. When Helen's ex goes missing, she fears the Black Widow may have struck again. Helen's barely begun digging when a club patron is found with his membership permanently expired. Now Helen must find her ex and get to the truth-without getting clubbed herself. . . .
Living life on the lam and working wherever she can earn a paycheck, Helen Hawthorne has a knack for keeping a low profile. Her latest career cul-de-sac is in the complaint department of a snooty country club, which has lately dropped its standards so low that even Helen's sleazy ex-husband is welcome . . . . Once people were dying to get into the Superior Club in South Florida. Now they're just dying. Helen's living a life of quiet desperation in the Superior Club's complaint department, dealing with the petty gripes of the rich and spoiled. Then Rob, her deadbeat ex-husband, sails back into her life aboard the private yacht of his new lady, Marcella--known as the Black Widow for her string of dead spouses. The day after Rob gets a sock to the kisser from Helen, he's reported missing and his shirt is found covered in blood. Has the Black Widow struck again? Then why is Helen led from the club in handcuffs? When Marcella helps Helen get released, they enter into an uneasy alliance to find out what really happened to Rob. Helen's barely begun digging, however, when a club patron is discovered, his membership permanently expired. And he's not alone. Seems someone got more than a little teed off and killed the two with the nasty end of a seven iron. It's up to Helen to get to the truth--without getting clubbed herself . . . .
In Clublife, Rob takes readers on a harrowing tour of the seedy, dangerous, and often deranged world of New York's hottest nightclubs. In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and The Tender Bar, Clublife is a remarkable memoir of the nightclub business and how drugs, alcohol, troublemakers, and violence conspire against the men clubs enlist to keep it all under control. Brutally honest and filled with incredible tales only a true insider could tell, Clublife gives readers an all-access pass into the seamy subculture of New York nightclub security.
Healthy eating becomes a hazard when a local farm is sabotaged in this ninth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries.Nancy, Bess, and George are thinking about joining Black Creek Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Sam and Abby Heyworth run both Black Creek's organic farm and the CSA, a program where people pay to receive fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. Buyers get local produce at a reasonable price; the farmers get money to run their farm. Everybody wins!But during a fundraising dinner showcasing the farm's produce, several people become seriously ill, and tests reveal that the fruits and vegetables are contaminated with deadly E. coli bacteria. Sam swears his produce is clean: E. coli doesn't magically appear in vegetables--it has to be transferred by animals or contaminated equipment. And after the Heyworth's greenhouse is trashed and their chickens are killed by an intruder, Nancy thinks all signs point to sabotage.Nancy, Bess, and George are on the case. But who would try to ruin a farm? And why?
Action! Intrigue! Cliffhangers! With a riveting overarching series storyline and a mini-mystery in each title, Cabin Creek gives readers what they crave: immediate answers AND ongoing suspense. Every book reveals clues, adds layers, and finds the characters investigating, plotting, and unraveling clues. They'll need their wits, their courage, and their gadgets to get to the bottom of the many mysteries of Lost Island and Grizzly Paw Wilderness.
Arno Eliot is always causing trouble--and when he disappears at the zoo, Dawn Bosco will have to solve a mystery to set things right It's almost the end of the summer, and Dawn Bosco is hoping for one last mystery before school starts. Then Noni, Dawn's grandmother, has to babysit Arno Eliot, the worst six-year-old Dawn has ever met, for the whole week! Dawn doesn't want to spend her last week of summer vacation watching Arno. When Arno says he wants to go to the zoo, Dawn knows there will be trouble--and maybe a mystery, too. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Cruciverbalists, rejoice!!! Pick up a pencil and get ready to solve the puzzle--and a puzzling murder--in this lively debut of a unique amateur detective, Miss Cora Felton, the reigning queen of crosswords. Cora's an eccentric old lady with a nationally syndicated puzzle column, an irresistible urge to poke into unsettling events, and a niece who's determined to keep her out of trouble. In a slyly amusing and wickedly suspenseful mystery, this delightful heroine takes her first crack at playing sleuth. Only this isn't fun and games....It's murder.Violent crime is rare in tiny Bakerhaven. When the body of an unknown teenage girl turns up in the local cemetery, Police Chief Dale Harper finds himself investigating his first homicide. Nothing about this case is straightforward. Even a thorough search of the crime scene fails to reveal who she was, the murder weapon, or why the killer left her body in a graveyard minus her shoes. A cryptic message on a scrap of paper she carried seems to be a crossword puzzle clue. Could it have been left by the killer? If so, what does it mean?Fortunately for Harper, Bakerhaven is the new home of Miss Cora Felton, the famed "Puzzle Lady" herself, whose popular crossword puzzle column graces newspapers nationwide. Yet bringing Cora Felton into this case could be his most costly mistake. For though she may look like someone's sweet old grandmother, behind those twinkling eyes and that slightly mysterious smile lies a woman with a whopping secret...and some hidden vices. What's worse, one whiff of mystery turns Miss Felton into a modern-day Miss Marple.Now Cora is snooping through crime scenes, questioning witnesses, and gaining a lot of unwanted attention. It's just the sort of meddling, mischief-making behavior that drives Chief Harper to distraction and inspires many cross words from her long-suffering niece Sherry. But when another body turns up in a murder that hits much closer to home, Cora must find a killer--before she winds up in a black box three feet across...and six down.A delicious brew of colorful characters, irresistible intrigue, and dazzling plot twists, Parnell Hall's A Clue for the Puzzle Lady is just what a mystery should be--a generous helping of fun and a puzzle that never fails to surprise and entertain.From the Hardcover edition.
This is the first book in a fascinating new series for girls. It is the thrilling story of Connie Blair's first assignment as a fashion model at Campion's in Philadelphia, and how she becomes involved in a baffling mystery. It all starts with a missing fur beret. Connie's dashing young aunt, stylist for Campion's, is deeply concerned. The hat, a Paris original, is fabulously expensive. It is not the first article in Aunt Bet's care to vanish mysteriously. But what worries Connie is that an unknown enemy is trying to cast the shadow of suspicion on Aunt Bet. Determined to find the culprit, Connie enlists the aid of Larry Stewart, the young display man, and finally comes face to face with a far more ruthless enemy than she has ever imagined in her wildest speculations. Connie Blair is one of the nicest heroines you will ever meet, and her exicting experiences will be followed by girls everywhere.
In a town as pretty as a picture postcard, Nancy seeks the key to a picture-perfect crime! Nancy has come to White Falls, Massachusetts, to visit her former neighbor, Vera Alexander. The town is rich in history, and Vera wants to preserve a piece of its past. But her plan to convert the old Caulder Cutlery factory into a museum turns suddenly ominous when someone threatens her life. Why was Vera's antique trunk stolen? What dark secrets has she unwittingly disturbed? The answers are hidden in the past. Fifty years ago the owner of Caulder Cutlery was killed by his own knife -- and Nancy knows that before she can solve the present-day case, she must first uncover the haunting truth behind an old-fashioned murder.
In The Clue in the Camera, Nancy exposes the dark secret of a dead man...
Jean and Louise Dana continue as students at Starhurst School. Jean come up with a new invention. Will she be able to make it work correctly? Their uncle, Captain Ned, lost a passenger. Can Jean and Louise help their uncle unravel this new mystery? Follow Jean and Louise, and their new friend, Frances Roy as they untangle a mystery of illegal immigrants and jewelry thieves from Penfield to New Mexico and back again.
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