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This new series of books tries to tell about animals in a fun and interesting question and answer format. Which whale is completely white? Why do Killer whales look the way they do? What is the life like for a Killer Whale? How do Dolphins Hunt? What is the difference between a dolphin and a porpose?
Killer whales are the supreme predators in the ocean. Today we are learning to respect them as intelligent and adaptable animals, rather than fear them as the loathsome creatures once imagined in legends. This revised and updated introduction to killer whales, or orcas, pieces together the latest information on how they live. We learn how they communicate and maintain well-established societies, with intricate family relationships, over long lifespans. We also learn about the environmental concerns that threaten killer whales. Illustrated by the world's best wildlife photographers, this book brings us face to face with these intriguing creatures. This is the revised edition.
From the Book jacket: Prepare for MYSTERY, AND MAYHEM IN THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ANTHOLOGY FEATURING TODAY'S HOTTEST up-and-coming crime fiction Writers. Killer Year is a group of thirteen authors whose debut novels were published in 2007. In Killer Year, each member has written a story with his or her own unique twist on the world of crime. Featuring rising stars Robert Gregory Browne, Toni McGee Causey, Marcus Sakey, Derek Nikitas, Marc Lecard, J. T. Ellison, Brett Battles, Jason Pinter, Bill Cameron, Sean Chercover, Patry Francis, Gregg Olsen, and Dave White, Killer Yearls the first anthology of its kind. Each story is introduced by the author's Killer Year mentor, including bestselling authors James Rollins, Tess Gerritsen, and Jeffrey Deaver. Stories have also been contributed by acclaimed veterans Ken Bruen, Allison Brennan, and Duane Swierczynski, while internationally bestselling authors Laura Lippman and M. J. Rose offer insightful essays. The inimitable Lee Child serves as the baddest editor on the planet. In Killer Year, you'll read about a smalltime crook in over his head, a story told backward in time featuring a heroine to be reckoned with, a tale of boys and the trouble they get into over a girl, and many more stories of the highest caliber in sheer suspense and entertainment. With stories from today's hottest new authors, and contributions from current stars, Killer Year is an anthology containing the past, the present, and the future of crime fiction.
RECENTLY ACQUITTED OF MURDER, seventeen-year-old David has moved to Massachusetts to complete his senior year of high school. His aunt and uncle have offered him shelter-escape from the media's questions and from the uncertain glances of his neighbors and ex-friends. His attic apartment doesn't feel much like shelter, though. He sees ghostly shadows at night, his aunt is strangely cold, and his eleven-year-old cousin, Lily, is downright hostile. And as lily's behavior becomes more and more threatening, David can't help wondering what ugly secrets lurk within the walls of Her home. There's one thing that David knows with certainty, the more he learns about his cousin Lily, the harder it is to avoid thinking about his own past.
"You want to know what deceit tastes like? It's sweet. Like honey." Over the course of his shady legal career, Victor Carl has made a host of bad decisions, but letting his ex-fiancée, Julia, fall back into his life and into his bed might be the worst. Julia's husband has just been murdered, her fingerprints are all over the crime scene, and $1.7 million in cash has inexplicably vanished. If Victor didn't know better, he might think Julia was setting him up. But Julia is drop-dead gorgeous and lust trumps reason 24/7 in Victor Carl's world. Victor wants to believe the Beatles were right, that all you need is love. But why are the cops accusing Victor of murder? And what is the murder weapon doing in his bedroom? And who is the dead woman in the freezer? Suddenly, the wary lawyer is no longer fighting to rekindle a lost love . . . he's fighting to save himself.
Outnumbered, outsmarted and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamoring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and his allies?
Revisit Conard County for heart-stopping suspense from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee After escaping an attacker who wanted her dead, Nora Loftis is forced to return to Conard County. She needs to heal; she just didn't expect to do it on Jake Madison's Wyoming ranch. The full-time cowboy and part-time police chief was her first love, her only love. And now, with her attacker on the loose, he's her only hope of survival. Like a vigilant sentry, Jake vows to protect her. Like a tender lover, his arms provide a haven, his kisses a promise. But Nora is a psychologist, and she knows the mind of her attacker. She knows he's coming for her...to finish what he started.
On the afternoon when Angel Allegria arrives at the Poloverdos' farmhouse, he kills the farmer and his wife. But he spares their child, Paolo-a young boy who will claim this as the day on which he was born. Together the killer and the boy begin a new life on this remote and rugged stretch of land in Chile. Then Luis Secunda, a well-to-do and educated fellow from the city descends upon them. Paolo is caught in the paternal rivalry between the two men. But life resumes its course . . . until circumstances force the three to leave the farm. In doing so, Angel and Luis confront their pasts as well as their inevitable destinies-destinies that profoundly shape Paolo's own future.
A young boy, Paolo, and the man who murdered his parents, Angel, gradually become like father and son as they live and work together on the remote Chilean farm where Paolo was born.
When John Rossendale, the 28th Earl of Stowey, is called home to see his dieing mother, he has been living the life of a penniless sea gypsy. Although he doesn't want to go home, he honors his mother's dieing wishes. He and his boat Sunflower return only to find he is once again in the middle of a mystery involving a missing Van Gogh. The painting had disappeared 4 years earlier, and John was the prime suspect.
Her game was death and her name was Virginia Dodge. She was out to put a bullet through Steve Carella's brain, and she didn't care if she had to kill all the boys in the 87th precinct to do it. So Virginia, armed with gun and bottle of nitroglycerin, spent a quiet afternoon in the precinct house, terror ising Lieutenant Byrnes and his detectives with her clever little homemade bomb. They all sat waiting there for Steve Carella. Could all the men of the 87th, prisoners of one crazy broad, be powerless to save Carella from his rendezvous with death...? In one of his most dazzling novels of the 87th Precinct, Ed McBain exposes the dangerous loyalties that both keep the boys of the 87th together, and threaten to tear them apart.
He took hold of my hand, and his eyes changed. They flared and flashed.... "My name is Charles Pritchett. I've never had to use any other name than my own, because I've never been ashamed of who I am. Your real name is Nina Mosley, and on November 18, 1997, your husband killed my daughter, Carrie." Six years after her courageous testimony helped put her husband on death row for a string of gruesome murders, Leigh Wren has almost succeeded in putting her past to rest. She has moved from the West Coast to North Carolina with her young son, adopting a new name and a new life. But the world that she has created for herself is shattered when the father of one of her ex-husband's victims begins stalking her, then confronts her late one night. In the days that follow, he exposes Leigh, in newspapers and on television, to a startled North Carolina community. And just as her marriage to Randall Mosley, a man who became known to the world as a deviant serial killer, is brought back to light, a more deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. A new killer has emerged, one whose methods are frighteningly similar to those used by Mosley, who is awaiting execution thousands of miles away. Leigh and her son appear to be in the assailant's scope, and it becomes clear that he is more than a copycat killer--his targets are all tied to Leigh's former life. With the clock ticking down and the victims of a new killer mounting, Leigh is forced to probe the darkest corridors of her past to protect her life and her son's. She must also confront her own feelings of responsibility: Leigh has always professed her ignorance, but how complicit was she in her husband's horrific murder spree as it was taking place? From a major new voice in suspense, THE KILLER'S WIFE is a story driven by psychological insight and harrowing revelations, asking how well can you ever really know the person sleeping beside you.
FROM THE PUBLISHER "Membery Place has been the home of the Calvert family for over one hundred years. Below it, set in a forest clearing, is a modern, award-winning house designed by architect Mark Calvert, one of Alyssa Calvert's three sons." "Mark's wife, Francesca, has been conscious of an intriguing element of mystery surrounding Bianca Morgan ever since Chip, the eldest Calvert brother, brought her and her child to live with him at Membery. No one, except possibly Chip, knows anything about her previous life. Bianca remains an enigma - and then one day her body is found in a pool beneath a waterfall on the estate." "The three brothers have always been very close, but the subsequent inquiry now reveals that they all had their own secret connection with Bianca. Could one of them have had reason to kill her? Perhaps Jonathan, to save his career as an international cello soloist; Mark, to save his marriage - or even Chip?" The focus of the inquiry shifts dramatically when Bianca's nine-year-old son goes missing. Has the child too been killed, or has he been abducted because he saw his mother's murder? The fruitless search for Bianca's killer and the kidnapper forces Francesca to take matters into her own hands, determined to resolve the mystery of the Calvert family.
History and fiction collide with deadly consequences in the third Kate McKinnon novel--a story of bitter revenge, where the past invades the present and a decades-old secret proves fatal Kate McKinnon has lived many lives, from Queens cop to Manhattan socialite, television art historian, and the woman who helped the NYPD capture the Death Artist and the Color Blind killer. But that's the past. Now, devastated by the death of her husband, Kate is attempting to quietly rebuild her life as a single woman. Gone are the Park Avenue penthouse and designer clothes. Now it's a funky Chelsea loft, downtown fashion, and even a hip new haircut as Kate plunges back into her work--writing a book about America's most celebrated artistic era, the New York School of the 1940s and '50s, a circle that included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko. But when a lunatic starts slashing the very paintings she is writing about--along with their owners--Kate is once again tapped by the NYPD. As she deciphers the evidence--cryptic images that reveal both the paintings and the people who will be the next targets--Kate is drawn into a world where art and art history provide lethal clues. The Killing Art is Jonathan Santlofer's most gripping and chilling story yet, but that isn't the only reason the novel is remarkable. The author, who is also an acclaimed artist, has created works of art just for the book that tantalize and challenge readers by using well-known symbols in innovative ways, allowing them to decode the clues along with Kate. A masterwork of both suspense fiction and art, The Killing Art will impress both thriller readers and art fans as the plot twists and turns toward a shocking climax.
The chief of police of Jarrett Creek, Texas, doubles as the town drunk. So when Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in. He discovers that a lot of people had it in for Dora Lee. The conniving rascals on the farm next door want her land for nefarious purposes; her estranged daughter could be seeking vengeance; her grandson wants money for art school; and then there's that stranger Dora Lee claimed was spying on her. Does Craddock still have what it takes to find the killer? In this debut novel, the strong, compelling voice of Samuel Craddock illuminates the grandeur and loneliness of the central Texas landscape and reveals the human foibles of the residents in a small Texas town-their pettiness and generosity, their secret vices and true virtues.
When writer and stay-at-home dad Jacob Burns arrives at his sons' school to a chorus of battle cries, he thinks he's gone back in time to the '60s.
Jaine's accepted her share of lame gigs to pay the bills, but rewriting Shakespeare's got to be an all-time low. The fiasco begins with a call from Jaine's high-school nemesis, uber rich uber witch Patti Devane. It seems Patti will soon be sashaying down the aisle with another former classmate from Hermosa High, and she'd like the exchange of vows to evoke Romeo and Juliet. . . except without the "downer" of an ending. Even worse than the assignment itself is dealing with Patti as a client. At least Jaine's not alone, as nobody can stand the demanding, spoiled, and incredibly rude Bridezilla from Hell. So it isn't a complete surprise when the erstwhile Juliet plunges to her death during her balcony scene. The loosened bolts that brought down the bride were clearly an act of sabotage-what's not so obvious is whom, among Patti's numerous haters, committed this murder most foul.
Britney is the girl everyone loves to hate. Ever since Britney transformed herself fromfreak-and-geekto the most popular girl at school, her life has been touched by tragedy. First it was her mom, who drowned on a family rafting trip. Then her hockey-star boyfriend, Ricky, was killed in a hit-and-run. When the deaths continue to pile up, everyone fears for Britney. Sure she'spopular, blond, and fabulous. But is that enough reason for someone to want to. . . kill her?
In the small ranch community of Lindley, Nevada, Jake Caswell has the reputation and skills of the infamous womanizer Casanova--that is, until he meets Cassie Taylor, a blind woman who is oblivious to his normally irresistible charms. As Jake attempts to add Cassie to his list of conquests, he unintentionally pulls her into a world of violence, tragic old wounds, and enemies out for revenge. Soon, Cassie fears the truth about Jake will leave her heart as the next victim of Casanova's flawed perceptions. Will Cassie be able to uncover the man behind the mask amidst the threat of peril? And is there truly hope for love in a tangled web of danger--and blind distrust?
Chuck Pfarrer's acclaimedWarrior Soulhas been called one of the finest memoirs of modern Special Operations Forces. Now the decorated Navy SEAL makes his dazzling fiction debut with this gutsy, riveting thriller about the action-packed hunt for history's most infamous rebel insurgent: Che Guevara. The year is 1967. Paul Hoyle, a CIA paramilitary officer, has resigned from the agency an incident in Laos that left one man dead and Hoyle's face scarred by gunshot. But Hoyle is soon drawn back into the ...
Book 3 of the Detective Mallory series. This one is in the art world.
The dead obey her. The undead fear her. Now Anita Blake is involved with both a vampire and a werewolf, but she has a price on her head.
Win and Joe don't like getting shot at, especially by varmints who don't have skill enough to kill them. Then, after fending off an unsolicited attack, they find themselves a genuine lady in distress--bound, gagged, the works. Her name's Pamela Wellington, and her daddy owns Camelot, a bright, shining sixty- thousand-acre kingdom in the middle of Texas. But like that golden ranch of yore, there's a foul-smelling evil afoot. And it's not Joe Coulter's boots ... Someone's about to mess with the Bushwhackers. And that means someone's about to be messed with back. Violence. 3rd novel in the "Bushwhackers" series, 1997.
Chloe Marin was lucky. She was just a teenager when a beachside party mansion turned into a bloodbath. According to authorities, the killers were later found dead in the swamp. Chloe's not so sure.Ten years later, as a psychologist consulting with the cops, she gets drawn in to the disappearance of a swimsuit model. Everyone assumes the girl ran off for some fun in the sun-everyone but Chloe, who's been visited by the model's ghost.Someone else is interested in the dead girl: Luke Cane, a P.I. investigating the disappearance for her father. Chloe and Luke barely trust one another, but they agree on the important things-they will bend the law to catch these killers, and there is an undeniable attraction between them.When another mass murder occurs, Chloe's beginning to think her presence is no longer a coincidence....
Killing Eyes - they carry with them the murderous will of their donor, they create terrifying dreams, they obsess a woman and torture a man, in a nightmare of blood and terror.
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