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After a disastrous marriage, Alex, the Duke of Delahaye, is determined to see his younger brother Philip safely married. Unfortunately, the chosen bride, Miss Jane Verey, is less than amenable, as it's Alex who makes her pulse leap. . . .
The long awaited second book from the queen of the pressure cooker Millions of people every year visit Vickie Smith's MissVickie. com, the number one website for pressure cooker recipes. With more than 1,000 delicious pressure cooker recipes, Miss Vickie's site has something for everyone. Pressure cookers are more popular than ever, and Miss Vickie's first book was hugely popular. Now, she's back with this new collection of mouthwatering recipes, more than 200 in all! Focused on affordable meals that are super-simple to prepare, this book serves as a perfect companion to Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes. Includes 215 pressure cooker recipes that are easy to make and even easier to afford Features 28 gorgeous full-color photos Author Vickie Smith is the first name in pressure cooker recipes and has a huge following online Whether you've just started using your pressure cooker or you've been doing it for years but need new recipes, this is the perfect quick-and-easy pressure cooker book for you.
Teenage skateboarders make contact with a reclusive woman.
To clear a veteran's name, Miss Withers investigates a society murderThe war in Europe is over, and America's fighting men are coming home. Lieutenant Pat Montague spent the war dreaming of a return to his beloved: society princess Helen Abbott. But when Uncle Sam finally lets him go, Pat finds that Helen has become Mrs. Huntley Cairns, and he has nothing to return to at all. He goes to see Helen at the Cairns mansion, only to stumble upon his rival's murdered corpse. The jealous soldier is the obvious suspect, but Pat's friends know he is innocent, and entreat Hildegarde Withers--elementary school teacher and talented sleuth--to clear his name. Huntley was rumored to be involved in the black market, and Miss Withers soon discovers his killer was far more sinister than a soldier with a grudge. Miss Withers Regrets is part of the Hildegarde Withers Mysteries series, which also includes The Penguin Pool Murder and Murder on the Blackboard.
Beloved author Loretta Chase offers her long-awaited new novel-the tale of a bluestocking and a reformed rake who clash over a matter of business, and soon find themselves facing an entirely different, and delicious, sort of tension.
Few things are as lasting as the bond between sisters. In her poignant debut, Elizabeth Bass explores the lengths one cobbled-together family will go to for each other. . . Sassy Spinster Farm is a place to find solace. At least, that's what it's become since Rue and her sister, Laura, transformed their childhood Texas homestead into a successful tourist destination. It's where Rue is raising her pre-teen daughter on her own--while trying to keep her outspoken sister in check. It's not easy, but together, it seems there's nothing the two can't handle--until an unexpected, and not entirely welcome guest shows up in the middle of one warm summer night. Moving and uplifting, here is a beautifully written novel about the bonds we are born into and those we create for ourselves--and of the strength that comes in loving without limits. "Completely wonderful. " -Beth Harbison"Funny, poignant, and deeply satisfying. " --Nancy Thayer"A deliciously great book. " --Cathy Lamb
an invitation to murder A most unusual death has landed Helma Zukas right in the middle of another murder scene. Stanley Plummer had been cataloging a collection of Native American books for Bellehaven's new Cultural Center when his body was found in the Center's ladies room-stabbed through the heart, and clutching a Barbie doll. Miss Zukas is asked by the library to finish the cataloging. Now she's been asked by the victim-in a letter dated the day he died-to get to the bottom of the mystery. Unable to resist the urge to dig into the facts, Helma becomes convinced there's something hidden in the Center that the murderer wants-and it may be worth killing another cataloger to keep it buried...
[From The Back Cover] The ever-conscious Miss Helma Zukas -from Bellehaven, Washington, is not one to renig on a promise-even one made hastily. . . and too long ago to possibly remember! So when an anonymous note in the morning mail reminds her of her vow to bring her high school classmates together for a twenty-year reunion, Miss Zukas begins organizing the perfect celebration ... despite some vague and mysterious warnings about dire consequences. But when a secret saboteur disrupts her well-planned reunion trapping Helma and her old classmates on a fogbound island with a murderer in their midst-the intrepid librarian-sleuth takes charge once again. With a dubious assist from her raffish friend 'Ruth, Miss Zukas is determined to close the books on crimes both current and overdue for solution ... before the killer takes the Ilumni out of circulation permanently.
When a dead body turns up right in the middle of the fiction stacks, the police are baffled. But #11;Helma Zukas, who never fails to make note of the slightest deviation from the norm of everyday life, is tracking some baffling questions of her own. With the help of her not-so-proper best friend, Ruth, a six-foot-tall bohemian artist with a nose for gossip and a penchant for getting into trouble, the two are soon in hot pursuit of the truth...and getting close enough to find they're about to become the killer's next victims.
RACE AGAINST DEATH Civic-minded librarian Miss Helma Zukas has reluctantly agreed to use her long-dormant skills as a canoeist to paddle down Washington Bay on behalf of the Bellehaven Library relay race team. But before Helma has a chance to test her aquatic talents, she is once again matching wits with the local police over the identity of a killer. And this time it involves keeping her somewhat flaky artist friend, Ruth Winthrop, off Death Row. When the flamboyant Ruth rejected the attention of a dirty old man in a local bar she never thought it would be to put him off permanently. But when his body shows up just outside her studio, the police consider her a prime suspect. Helma, knows for sure that Ruth is no killer, but she didn't suspect that asking too many questions about the life of the unsavory dead man would unearth some long- buried Scandals...and cause someone to want to close the book on the inquisitive librarian.
THIS AIN'T NO GARDEN PARTY In a boldly personal move, Police Chief Wayne Gallant has arranged a meeting between his children and Bellehaven's beloved librarian Helma Zukas. But the fates have not yet smiled on this pair, as the long overdue introductions are interrupted-by murder. For not only is Helma's newest neighbor pushing up roses in her garden, her latest crop's a corpse. And when the chief's investigation has him digging too close to the truth, he's helped to a nearly fatal fall from a cliff, a potentially incriminating library book found within reach. The police demand the library turn over the borrower's name. Determined to uphold the privacy rights of library patrons, the ever mindful Miss Zukas deletes the information from library records-but not before she takes note of it. And now it's up to Helma- with teenagers in tow and an assist from bohemian buddy Ruth-to get to the bottom of this murderous mess before Wayne Gallant's assailant makes sure the evidence Miss Zukas holds is shelved...permanently.
Her daughter is the most important person in Lacey Gibson's world. So when the girl disappears, Lacey will doanythingto find her. Even track down a man she hasn't seen in sixteen years-U. S. Marshall Mason Stone, the father of her child. Mason was perfectly content with his life until Lacey arrived. Her confession that their daughter-the daughter he didn't know they had-is missing shakes his carefully controlled world. But there's no time to adjust as they race to find their child, catch the kidnappers. . . ;and learn whether they can have a second chance at happily-ever-after.
A remote and affluent Maine community, Corpus Christi was untouched by the environmental catastrophe that destroyed the neighboring blue-collar town of Bedford. But all that will change in a heartbeat . . . The nightmare is awakened when third-grade schoolteacher Lois Larkin takes the children on a field trip to Bedford. There in the abandoned woods, a small, cruel boy unearths an ancient horror--a contagious plague that transforms its victims into something violent, hungry . . . and inhuman. The long, dark night is just beginning. And all hope must die as the contagion feeds--for the malevolence will not rest until it has devoured every living soul in Corpus Christi . . . and beyond.
Missing 411 - North America and Beyond: Stories of People Who Have Disappeared in Remote Locations of North America and Five Other Countriesby David Paulides
This is the third "Missing 411" book researching facts of people who have vanished in remote locations of the world. "Missing 411-North America and Beyond" is the first edition that discusses missing people and relevant facts from five countries (Australia, England, France, Iceland and Indonesia) outside of North America and examines the parallels between the cases. The book also includes a multitude of new stories from North America. There is a continuing trend of clusters of missing people in United States National Parks. The National Park Service has continued with their policy of failing to keep ledgers, track or otherwise document lists of missing people inside their parks and monuments. This edition has cases from Florida, Texas, Hawaii and forty other states. There are new clusters of missing people from Sequoia and Mount Rainier National Park, Three Sisters Wilderness (OR) and Adirondacks (NY). Canada has missing cases from six provinces that are documented. This new book brings further clarity to the missing person issue by examining multiple disappearances of people in small-confined areas and exposing the similarities of their case. David Paulides also exposes a series of coed disappearances that date back to the early 1900's, which have unusual facts surrounding their case. "Missing 411-North America and Beyond" is the largest and most comprehensive of the trilogy, 472 pages. The Missing 411 series builds upon itself. It is recommended that you read "Missing 411-Western United States" first, then the eastern version and then "North America and Beyond. " There is a historical aspect to this issue and there are common elements that run through the disappearances. ***********************************************One of the early reviews of "Missing 411-North America and Beyond" was written by New York Times Best Selling author Whitley Strieber: David Paulides has shined a light onto one of the greatest and most disturbing mysteries of our time: the simple and awful fact that people disappear, especially in our national parks, and little effort is made to find them, let alone inform the public about the danger. Even when massive searches are mounted, and people are found, the events surrounding their loss and recovery are often far beyond logical explanation. This is the most comprehensive and expertly presented series of books on the subject ever written, and the latest volume, which includes stories from five countries, is sobering, chilling and far too well researched to ignore. Essential reading. Whitley Strieber, New York Times Best Selling Author.
Missing 411 - Western United States and Canada: Unexplained Disappearances in North Americas That Have Never Been Solvedby David Paulides
Missing-411 is the first comprehensive book about people who have disappeared in the wilds of North America. It's understood that people routinely get lost, some want to disappear but this story is about the unusual. Nobody has ever studied the archives for similarities, traits and geographical clusters of missing people, until now. A tip from a national park ranger led to this three year, 7000+ hour investigative effort into understanding the stories behind people who have vanished. The book chronicles children, adults and the elderly who disappeared, sometimes in the presence of friends and relatives. As Search and Rescue personnel exhaust leads and places to search, relatives start to believe kidnappings and abductions have occurred. The belief by the relatives is not an isolated occurrence; it replicates itself time after time, case after case across North America. The research depicts 28 clusters of missing people across the continent, something that has never been exposed and was a shocking find to researchers. Topography does play a part into the age of the victims and certain clusters have specific age and sex consistency that is baffling. This is not a phenomenon that has been occurring in just the last few decades, clusters of missing people have been identified as far back as the 1800's. The manuscript for the research was extremely large so the story was split between two books, Missing 411 Western United States and Canada and Missing 411 Eastern United States. The Eastern version will be released in late March and will include a list of all missing people in each edition and a concluding chapter that draws both books together for conclusions. Some of the issues that are discussed in each edition:* The National Park Service attitude toward missing people* How specific factors in certain cases replicate themselves in different clusters* Exposing cases involving missing children that aren't on any national database* Unusual behavior by bloodhounds/canines involved in the search process* How storms, berries, swamps, briar patches, boulder fields and victim disabilities play a role in the disappearance* The strategies of Search and Rescue personnel need to change under specific circumstances Major news organizations do a deplorable job of coveringstories and issues which are deemed too unusualor too far outside the box. Chances are, they will find a wayto trivialize or ignore the disturbing evidence accumulatedby David Paulides, a former lawman turned investigativejournalist. The paper trail uncovered by Paulides throughsheer doggedness is impressive, the evidence indisputable. People are vanishing without a trace from our nationalparks and forests, yet government agencies are saying nothing. At a minimum, this story deserves space on the frontpage of every newspaper in the country, and it warrants aformal high level inquiry by the federal agencies whose files leave little doubt that something very strange is unfolding in our wilderness. George Knapp, Host, Coast to Coast AM-After reading this book, you will forever walk in the woods with a different awareness.
Includes Mandie and the Fiery Rescue, Angels Secret, Dangerous Imposters, Invisible Troublemaker, and Missing Kin.
Walt turned the lock by the doorknob. Then he reached inside to switch on the lights. Sandy, the store's cat, greeted Walt with a loud purr. Then Walt flipped over the card in the glass door to say "open."
From inside the book: THE MISSING CHUMS Something is amiss in Bayport, the Hardy boys' home town. First, there is trouble in Shantytown, then a strange black craft tries to ram Joe and Frank's boat, the Sleuth. That night the local bank is robbed. And later that same night the young detectives' pals, Chet Morton and Biff Hooper, mysteriously disappear after a masquerade party. Are the events related? And do they emanate from Shantytown-or from Hermit Island, an isolated land mass inhabited for many years by a strange recluse? Is it significant that both the missing boys and the bank robbers wore masquerade masks? Or is it more important that Chet was wearing a costume identical to Frank's? One by one, Frank and Joe tackle the clues, hardly daring to think what might have happened to their missing friends. But it is not until the two brothers confront the kidnapers that the overall pattern begins to emerge. The kidnapers ruthlessly plan to force Frank and Joe's famous detective father into choosing between justice and his sons! How the Hardy boys use all their courage and skill to outwit the criminals provides an exciting climax to one of the most baffling mysteries the young detectives have ever encountered. Also from the inside: In this new story, based on the original of the same title, Mr. Dixon has incorporated the most up-to-date methods used by police and private detectives.
Many activists worry about the same few problems in their groups: low turnout, inactive members, conflicting views on racism, overtalking, and offensive violations of group norms. But in searching for solutions to these predictable and intractable troubles, progressive social movement groups overlook class culture differences. In Missing Class, Betsy Leondar-Wright uses a class-focused lens to show that members with different class life experiences tend to approach these problems differently. This perspective enables readers to envision new solutions that draw on the strengths of all class cultures to form the basis of stronger cross-class and multiracial movements. The first comprehensive empirical study of US activist class cultures, Missing Class looks at class dynamics in 25 groups that span the gamut of social movement organizations in the United States today, including the labor movement, grassroots community organizing, and groups working on global causes in the anarchist and progressive traditions. Leondar-Wright applies Pierre Bourdieu's theories of cultural capital and habitus to four class trajectories: lifelong working-class and poor; lifelong professional middle class; voluntarily downwardly mobile; and upwardly mobile. Compellingly written for both activists and social scientists, this book describes class differences in paths to activism, attitudes toward leadership, methods of conflict resolution, ways of using language, diversity practices, use of humor, methods of recruiting, and group process preferences. Too often, we miss class. Missing Class makes a persuasive case that seeing class culture differences could enable activists to strengthen their own groups and build more durable cross-class alliances for social justice.
NOBODY KNOWS WHERE I AM. NOBODY KNOWS HOW TO FIND ME. NOBODY KNOWS MY REAL IDENTITY. INCLUDING ME.
Dawn goes missing after she sees a drug deal on the street. Her mom comes to Lena for help. Shane wants to help, but Lena tells him not to. Then Lena takes a big risk. How will Shane get her out of this mess?
Sixth-grader Liza K., one of five homeless people living in an unspoiled forest in southern Florida, searches for a missing alligator destined for official extermination and studies the delicate ecological balance keeping her outdoor home beautiful.
Secrets and surprises from Roald Dahl! Feast your eyes on a secret! Between these covers is a long-lost chapter#151;and the original ending#151;from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other delicious never-before-seen tidbits from Mr. Wonka's factory. Then slip into some tasty tales from Roald Dahl's life to discover more about the world's No. 1 storyteller. No Roald Dahl collection is complete without this splendiferous treat!
Murder leaves a mark Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of an elite tattoo parlor in Las Vegas. When a girl makes an appointment for a tattoo of the name of her fiancé embedded in a heart, Brett takes the job but the girl never shows. The next thing Brett knows, the police are looking for her client, and the name she wanted on the tattoo isn't her fiancé's. . . .
Deborah and Simon St. James have taken a holiday in the winter landscape of Lancastershire, hoping to heal the growing rift in their marriage. But in the barren countryside awaits bleak news: The vicar of Wimslough, the man they had come to see, is dead--a victim of accidental poisoning. Unsatisfied with the inquest ruling and unsettled by the close association between the investigating constable and the woman who served the deadly meal, Simon calls in his old friend Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Together they uncover dark, complex relationships in this rural village, relationships that bring men and women together with a passion, with grief, or with the intention to kill. Peeling away layer after layer of personal history to reveal the torment of a fugitive spirit, Missing Joseph is award-winning author Elizabeth George's greatest achievement.From the Paperback edition.