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Hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Arriving in the sleepy town of Purissima, Archer discovers that orange groves may be where the Hallmans made their mint, but they've has been investing heavily in political intimidation and police brutality to shore up their rancid wealth. However, after years of dastardly double-crossing and low down dirty-dealing, the family seem to be on the receiving end of a karmic death-blow. With two dead already and another consigned to the nuthouse, Archer races to crack the secret before another Hallman lands on the slab.Murder, madness and greed grace The Doomsters, where a tony façade masks the rot and corruption within.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The 20th novel of Redwall-now in paperback. The young mouse Bisky persuades his friends at Redwall Abbey to seek a fabled treasure-the jeweled eyes of the Great Doomwyte Idol-only to lead them into the realm of the fearsome Korvus Skurr, the black- feathered raven.
The young mouse Bisky persuades his friends at Redwall Abbey to seek a fabled treasure--the jeweled eyes of the Great Doomwyte Idol--only to lead them into the realm of the fearsome Korvus Skurr, the black-feathered raven.
The Door, Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since Morning in the Burned House, is a magnificent achievement. Here in paperback for the first time, these fifty lucid, urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to mediative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political, viewed in its broadest sense. They investigate the mysterious writing of poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. Brave and compassionate, The Door interrogates the certainties that we build our lives on, and reminds us once again of Margaret Atwood's unique accomplishments as one of the finest and most celebrated writers of our time.
The story of a girl whose strange life in a mysterious lighthouse is turned upside down when her mother's murder leads her to a hidden door -- and a mission into an alternate world. For years, the door has stayed closed. Hannah Silver hardly notices it as she goes about her strange life in an isolated lighthouse. But when a pair of mysterious strangers -- a boy and his guardian -- show up at the lighthouse, things start to go very wrong. Hannah's life is shattered. And the door is now wide open. In order to save herself and her family, Hannah must walk through this door. Into another world. A world where she doesn't belong. A world that wants to capture her and make sure she never makes it back home. In THE DOOR, author Andy Marino gives readers an extraordinary adventure in a place they have never, ever seen before.
In a quiet old mansion, an aging spinster contemplates questions of murderElizabeth Bell runs a quiet household, with no family and no more than the usual number of servants. She passes her time thinking about crime and working on her biography of a relative. When a young cousin comes to stay, life in the house becomes uncharacteristically lively. First, cousin Judy burns a hole in Miss Bell's desk. Next, they spy a burglar on the staircase--a shadowy figure who vanishes without a trace. And finally, Sarah, the nurse, takes the dogs for a walk and never returns.She is found savagely murdered, and she will not be the last to die. At first, Miss Bell stays calm, but when the police determine that the killer was one of her household, she begins to panic. If one of her servants is the killer, what is an old woman to do?
An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and the Prix Femina ÉtrangerThe Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer.
Jay and Lila Cooper have been on adventures with their archaeologist father before, but nothing like this! As they make their way through the dark and mysterious cavern, they can't help thinking about the other exploration parties that tried to open the Door. All fled in panic or died terrible deaths! What really lies behind the Door? Incredible riches from a lost kingdom... or some ancient evil? They must find the key and discover themselves the truth about the Nepurian legends. Jay and Lila know one thing for certain - they've been protected in many dangerous circumstances before. But will they be able to overcome whatever force lurks behind the Door in the Dragon's Throat? A rip-roaring yarn filled with danger and intrigue, ending with a titanic clash between the forces of good and evil. By the bestselling author of This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. Frank E. Peretti's flair for storytelling shines through every Cooper Kids Adventure. You won't want to miss the other exciting books in this series-Escape from the Island of Aquarius, The Tombs of Anak, and Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea.
Since the 1965 publication of her first book, Dream Barker, selected for the Yale Younger Poets Award, Jean Valentine has published eight collections of poetry to critical acclaim. Spare and intensely-felt, Valentine's poems present experience as only imperfectly graspable. This volume gathers together all of Valentine's published poems and includes a new collection, "Door in the Mountain."Valentine's poetry is as recognizable as the slant truth of a dream. She is a brave, unshirking poet who speaks with fire on the great subjects--love, and death, and the soul. Her images--strange, canny visions of the unknown self--clang with the authenticity of real experience. This is an urgent art that wants to heal what it touches, a poetry that wants to tell, intimately, the whole life.
On a warm September night in 1991, in a quiet neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, David McGlynn's closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is found murdered on his living room floor. As the crime goes unsolved and his friends turn to drugs and violence, McGlynn is vulnerable, rootless, searching for answers. He is drawn into the eccentric and often radical world of evangelical Christianity-a journey that leads him to a proselytizing campus fellowship in Southern California, on a mission to Australia, and to Salt Lake City, where a second swimming-related tragedy leaves him doubting the authenticity of his beliefs.In his post-evangelical life, he finds himself exiled from his parents, plunged into financial chaos, and caught off-guard by the prospect of fatherhood. A new job offers hope for a new beginning, until the possibility of losing his newborn son forces him to confront the nature of everything he believes.The memoir's concluding chapter, which appeared in The Best American Sports Writing 2009, celebrates the author's love for swimming, the enduring metaphor for his faith and the setting for many of his life's momentous occasions. Rough Water charts the violent origins of one young man's faith and the struggle to find meaning in the midst of life's painful uncertainties.
When Henry Weist, Port Dundas, Ontario's likeable hardware store owner is found dead in the parking lot of a cigarette shop on a local First Nation reserve, apparently of a bee sting, and with more deaths to follow, Hazel Micallef finds herself involved in one of the most sensational and shocking cases of her career. And one that literally goes underground to get to the bottom of what turns out to be a vengeful, murderous rampage. Behind the scenes of the investigation, Hazel is dealing with an 87-year-old mother who seems to have lost the will to live; the complications of procedures and protocols, political manoeuvrings within the force itself, including the promotion of her former nemesis to whom she will now report. In Hazel Micallef, Wolfe has created one of the more intriguing and no-nonsense protagonists in crime fiction. Brilliantly plotted and pyschologically complex, and rewarding, A Door in the River is the strongest, most haunting Hazel Micallef mystery yet.
From Duluth, Georgia, fourteen-year-old Jimmy Fincher sets off on a quest that takes him across the country and to other, sometimes terrifying, worlds, armed with a powerful gift and a mission: to prevent the evil Stompers from destroying Earth.
Victims of abuse-any abuse-need to know how other people have made it through the recovery process. As a victim of incest herself, Jan Frank understands the myriad emotions that victims struggle with and offers ten proven stops toward recovery in Door of Hope.A powerful story of inspiration and restoration, Door of Hope, is Jan's journey toward wholeness. But it is much more than a story. It is hope for other victims. And in this updated edition, Jan provides a special section featuring answers to questions most often asked by abuse victims and those who love them.
WOLF: Beautiful, deadly world under a cold red sun. WOLF: Its civilization was old when Terrans were learning to walk upright. WOLF: Where blood-feud is a fact of death and torture a noble game. Still, Terran Intelligence thought that the Terran Peace was secure on Wolf-until strange reports of alien unrest started filtering in to Terran Headquarters, reports of wild events that made even the exotic customs of Wolf seem tame. Only one Terran agent knew Wolf well enough to pass undetected in the alien Dry-Towns; but he had ruined his usefulness long ago, by acculturating himself so successfully that a native blood-feud was called out against him: Once he left the safety of the Terran Enclave, he would be killed on sight. And yet, in the end, only the scarred and bitter man who loved Wolf as his home could discover the Door Through Space.
In Los Angeles, Angel and Buffy compare notes and realize that both are dealing with cases of missing teenagers -- most of them children of the rich and powerful.
A call in the middle of the night summoned psychiatrist Laura McCaffrey out into the rain-swept streets of Los Angeles. The police had found her husband-beaten to death. But what of her daughter, Melanie, whom he had kidnapped six years earlier? At the brutal murder scene, the police lead Laura into her husband's makeshift lab-and open the door to a rising tide of terror that has trapped Melanie in its midst...
The police suspect some of the junior high kids in Nancy Drew's after-school program of breaking into houses. But when Nancy sets out to find the truth, she finds herself in danger. The real crooks are determined to shut her down--before she shuts the door on the River Heights burglary ring!
The Door Within is a 310 page independent fantasy novel for young adults published in 2005 and written by Wayne Thomas Batson. This work is the first novel of a trilogy. It is a religious allegory in which A teenager who lacks confidence is called into another world to be trained, tested, and join a struggle against an association of treasonous and evil knights. The publisher characterizes the book in these descriptions: THREE ANCIENT SCROLLS BECKON AID'AN THOMAS TO ENTER ANOTHER WORLD: A REALM OF KNIGHTS, WARRIORS, KINGS, UNUSUAL CREATURES, AND MYSTERIOUS GLIMPSES WHO CAN TRAVEL BETWEEN WORLDS. SOON AIDAN IS TRAINING TO BECOME THE TWELFTH KNIGHT OF AN ELITE UNIT WHO WILL JOIN ALLEBLE IN ITS LONG FIGHT AGAINST THE EVIL PARAGORY. WITH THE FATE OF TWO WORLDS HANGING IN THE BALANCE, WILL AIDAN BE WILLING TO RISK EVERYTHING AND TRUST THE ONE TRUE KING? the enemy warrior the youthful Knight spoke calmly "I will never deny my King." "In the tradition of C. S. Lewis' Narnia Series, The Door Within beckons the reader to come along on an epic fantasy adventure to far away lands and the more near places of the heart. Readers of all ages will find that The Door Within delivers heart-pounding thrills as well as themes and principles that will liner with you long after you put the book down. The Door Within reminds us that there is much more to life than what we see before our eyes. I highly recommend this book!" JOSH D. MCDOWELL
Hired to help society widow Rachel Bruner foil bothersome Feds, Nero Wolfe and his able assistant Archie get in over their heads with highly trained G-men who are adept at bugs, tails, and threats.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO if your best friend got pregnant? Fourteen-year-old Jaime is used to her best friend, Melissa, being the center of attention. Melissa wants to be a model--she's beautiful, popular, and talented. There's just one small problem--Melissa thinks she's pregnant, and she wants Jaime's help. But there's not much Jaime can do. Melissa refuses to tell her parents; Jaime refuses to be the same old reliable doormat. She's got a lead in the school play and a new friendship with Zach. Jaime is ...
A fan from the moment the Doors' first album arrived, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Filmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after the singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded, Greil Marcus muses on how one could drive from here to there, changing fom one FM pop station to another, and be all but guaranteed to hear two, three, four Doors songs in an hour. Whatever the demands in the music, they remained unsatisfied, in the largest sense unfinished, and absolutely alive. There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult both of Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music. It is a story untold; all these years later it is a new story.
We know from countless spirituality and self-help books that authentic joy has no object--it is truly free and boundless. And yet, try as we might, how many of us can say that joy is more than a fleeting fleeting? Daniel Odier's approach, which is based in part on his study of Chinese Zen, is refreshingly straightforward. All it requires is a willingness to disengage from our habitual ways of thinking and practice being present throughout the day. He calls his method, "The Practice of Consciousness. " Its purpose is to unlock our spontaneity and recover our innocence and creativity. He writes, "Consciousness manifests itself as presence. To work with presence is similar to learning a musical instrument, the body being our instrument. To enter this state, take a sensation such as water flowing into your hand or the feel of your bare feet on the ground. Enter deeply into the contact; breathe by relaxing your abdomen; and after fifteen or twenty seconds, leave the sensation and return to your habitual mode. Doing this thirty, forty or fifty times a day allows us to enter into a deep acquaintance with sensation. " With a nod to Aldous Huxley, whose book Doors of Perception laid the groundwork for the psychedelic and sexual revolutions, Odier's aim is nothing short of total human liberation. Still, he is realistic about the power that habit and our ingrained ways of operating in the world has over us. To counter them, he offers up some mischievous advice--like this, "There is something suspect about our adoration of harmony. One of the things I fantasize about is replacing the Buddha on my altar with one of Caesar. The harmony of the Buddha puts us to sleep and makes us soft, but the chaos of Caesar can wake us up. Every morning before this altar we would abandon harmony in favor of the infinite possibilities that chaos represents. " With Doors of Joy, Daniel Odier has discovered the trip-wire that keeps us from experiencing lasting joy and he gives us the tool kit that will bring it back into our lives for good.
Half an hour after swallowing the drug I became aware of a slow dance of golden lights . . . Among the most profound explorations of the effects of mind-expanding drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books--The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell--in which Aldous Huxley, author of the bestselling Brave New World, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This new edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," which is now included for the first time.
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