Author: Katherine Hall Page
Publisher: Minotaur Books
The Body in the Bouillon, the third volume in Katherine Hall Page's cozy mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild Minister's wife, sometime sleuth, and culinary artist Faith Sibley Fairchild is intrigued by rumors of mysterious doings at Hubbard House — an elegant, secluded retirement home for the well-heeled Yankees of Aleford, Massachusetts. Determined to do some surreptitious snooping, she joins the pricey retreat's flu-depleted kitchen staff, only to witness an aging resident collapse face-first into a bowl of Faith's hot and savory bouillon. But it isn't until a blackmailing drug dealer turns up dead in Faith's bedroom that the amateur investigator realizes that murder not only happens at Hubbard, it's the specialty of the house! And Faith's own demise might very well be the next item on the menu.
Author: Rachael Treasure
A celebration of the sexy side of rural life - bestselling author Rachael Treasure delivers lust, humour and, above all, satisfaction in this sizzling collection of steamy stories Come have a roll in the hay with one of Australia's leading rural fiction authors, Rachael Treasure, in her romping, rollicking first-ever collection of romantic stories, celebrating the sexy side of rural life. Guaranteed to get your tractor revving, FIFTY BALES OF HAY is an honest and imaginative exploration of everyday men and women getting down and dirty on the land. From the dairy shed to the Royal Agricultural Show pavilion, Treasure's cheeky satirical humour and wicked imagination offers up a dozen fun-filled, and sometimes poignant, tales of dust and lust. This collection will have you clamoring for a stock whip, a saddle and a jackaroo. Praise for Rachael Treasure: 'Down-to-earth, bawdy, satirical, and entertaining' BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER
Broiler Queens, Floating House and Other Hidden Stories in Vintage Maine Photography
Author: Joshua F. Moore
Publisher: Down East Books
With intriguing photos and lively writing, What's in a Picture makes it clear that historic photographs can be a super source of present-day insight and entertainment. As a magazine feature in Down East and now here as a collection of 50 photographs and extended captions, What's in a Picture proves it can be fascinating and fun to learn about the unusual events, odd-ball occupations, and creative pastimes that have been a part of life in Maine.
Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust
Author: Barry McCrea
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds—a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.
Author: Katie MacAlister
Publisher: Hachette UK
Tully Sullivan just woke up in a strange place, surrounded by people she’s never met. Which is quite bad enough. But then the strange people insist they are dragons. And, worse, that she is also a dragon, named Ysolde de Bouchier, one of the most notoriou
Author: Tony Thorne
Publisher: A&C Black
With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph
Author: Stephen Marlowe
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
Drum guards a killer against an assassin with diplomatic immunity Everybody knows George Brandvik killed Jorgen Kolding. As soon as the jury acquits him, Brandvik sells his story to View magazine, confessing to the crime in exchange for a payday. Once the magazine hits newsstands, the death threats start rolling in—semi-literate garbage which nevertheless must be taken seriously. A reporter from View hires private detective Chester Drum to protect Brandvik, and an hour hasn’t gone by before Drum saves the killer’s life, disarming a Swedish blonde before she can plug Brandvik in the gut. She is the dead man’s daughter, and her diplomatic immunity means she will be deported, not prosecuted. But before she leaves, her bloodlust must be sated. That afternoon, the reporter and his driver are killed by a car bomb, and Drum sees the Swedish girl fleeing the scene. Soon Brandvik is dead too, gunned down in his bathroom. Drum books tickets to Iceland, to learn if this waifish blonde is really as deadly as she seems.
The Rustic Landscape from Bruegel to Ruisdael
Author: Walter S. Gibson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Gibson's multilayered exploration of the rustic landscape enhances our understanding of the Golden Age in Dutch art, and his evocative language recalls a countryside now largely gone. At the same time, this illustrated book gracefully articulates the role of the Dutch rustic landscape in the history of landscape painting."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Ellery Adams
Ellery Adams serves up a mystery that’s a real peach... Ella Mae LeFaye’s Charmed Pie Shoppe is wildly popular in Havenwood, Georgia—which is not surprising since Ella Mae can lace her baked goods with enchantments. The shop’s extraordinary success seems destined to continue when Ella Mae meets an engaged couple who hire her to handle the dessert buffet at their wedding. But Ella Mae has a lot on her plate. She is also searching for the origin of her magical powers—and hoping to determine if the spark of attraction she feels for the handsome Hugh Dylan is authentic or just her new abilities gone awry. Then Ella Mae discovers a high-standing member of the community dead, and a wedding guest becomes seriously ill at the event she’s catering. Now she’ll have to use all her sleuthing skills and culinary talents to prove her pies don’t contain a killer ingredient . . .
The Truth Behind the Legend
Author: Michael Munn
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Errol Flynn rarely lived up to the idealistic roles they portrayed. However, James Stewart was known as the underdog fighter in many of his films and in real life. He was highly decorated for his bravery during his time as a bomber pilot during World War II and was adored for his earnest and kindly persona. Here many unknown sides of Stewart are revealed: his explosive temper, his complex love affairs, his service as a secret agent for the FBI, his innate shyness, and his passionate patriotism. Munn’s personal touch shines through his writing, as he was a friend of Stewart and his wife, Gloria, and interviewed them as well as their colleagues and friends. This definitive biography reveals the childhood ups and downs that formed this cinema hero, explores the legendary Fonda–Stewart relationship, and recounts Stewart’s experiences making acclaimed films that include The Philadelphia Story, Rear Window, Anatomy of a Murder, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Author: Kevin Peake
Early in their lives, Parker Thomas and Sarah Nevels had all the exuberance college sweethearts could have. Their relationship flourished, despite their different rearing, and the pair was passionately involved when their bond was interrupted. Sarah had become pregnant. She was just a sophomore, and Parker was a senior ready to embark on the business world. Sarah, confused, and yielding to a strong parental influence, severed the relationship with Parker and began an estrangement that not only took a father away from his daughter, but also deprived Sarah of the only love she had known. Now, twenty-eight years later, Parker, a successful businessman who has grown accustomed to being alone, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His dying wish is that he gets to know his only child, Kelly Nevels, who is, unbeknownst to Parker, living with the discernment that her father had died shortly after her birth. With his illness at the forefront and his existence waning, Parker has to find a way to cultivate a family relationship with The Nevels Girls, who have, over the last 28 years, become comfortable living as a close-knit mother-daughter dyad.
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
The Saga of Will Howard
Author: Jack D. Coombe
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
In Dodge City in 1878, Will Howard, U.S. Marshal, is well-known for his quick reflexes and awesome ability to destroy his enemies with his fiststo subdue law breakers and to make the Wild West a little less wild. They call him the Fighting Marshal, much to the chagrin of his devoted wife, Margaret, and completely ignored by his detached son, Tommy. Will is undefeateduntil he finds himself beaten by a much stronger man. Then, during a chance meeting with the Korean diplomat and martial arts expert, Kim Lee, he learns the ancient fighting technique of Tung Soo Do, which could prove to be the key to his future success. When Will is challenged to a fight to the finish with a famous professional boxer, his reputation as the Fighting Marshal hangs in the balance. It could be a fight to the death. Will he be able to retain his title and his reputation as the one and only Fighting Marshal?
Conversations with 45 of the Most Accomplished, Notorious, and Deceased Personal ities in History
Author: Michael A. Stusser
Ever wanted to ask Nostradamus for the winning lotto numbers or Napoleon about his complex? How about Van Gogh about the whole ear episode, or if Frida might consider a brow wax? Michael Stusser has done it for you in this book of imagined Q&A interviews with 45 of the most celebrated, notorious, and dead people in history. Based on his column in the popular and acclaimed magazine, “Mental Floss,” this collection of conversations is incredibly funny, but the bulk of the content is based on serious research, so in addition to laughing, you’re actually learning real history. Subjects include Alexander the Great, Buddha, Caligula, Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali, Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, J. Edgar Hoover, Harry Houdini, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde, and dozens more. These guys might not have a pulse, but boy, can they talk.
Author: Trish Milburn
Publisher: Trish Milburn
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Alexandra Landon once loved running the Grayton River through the Colorado canyons near her home and couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her life but continuing the family’s river rafting business. But that was before her father died in a rafting accident and she developed a full-fledged fear of drowning. It’s been nearly a year since her father’s death, and the arrival of another summer means Alex has to face the river, the question of whether she can ever recapture her love of rafting, and the return of co-worker and former boyfriend Sean Kenley. One way or the other, this summer is going to change Alex’s life forever. keywords: Young Adult Romance, Teen Romance, YA romance, YA teen fiction, Colorado, river rafting, tearjerker
Author: Stuart Woods
In this action-packed thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington is on the hunt for a man who doesn’t want to be found in Key West... Dumped by his glamorous Russian girlfriend during dinner at Elaine’s and running low on cash, Stone Barrington is not having a good week. So his luck seems to be improving when he’s hired to locate the missing son of a very wealthy man—lucky because the job pays well, and because the son seems to be hiding in the tropical paradise of Key West. But when Stone and his sometime running buddy Dino Bacchetti arrive in the sunny Keys, it appears that someone has been lying in wait. Stone very nearly loses his life after being blindsided at a local bar, and he realizes that the missing son he’s been hired to track may have good reason for not wanting to be found. Suddenly Key West is looking less like Margaritaville and more like the mean streets of New York...
Colloquialisms and Catch Phrases, Fossilised Jokes and Puns, General Nicknames, Vulgarisms and Such Americanisms as Have Been Naturalised
Author: Eric Partridge
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The definitive work on slang and unconventional English, this edition is fully revised and updated by Paul Beale and includes some 500 new entries. The dictionary gives a fully documented account of English slang over four centuries and will entertain and inform all lovers of the English language.
Author: R. S. Russell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When Jana Webster dies in a tragic accident, she finds herself transferred to 'Dead School' in the afterlife, where students fall into distinct cliques. Risers (good kids who died innocently), Sliders (bad kids, who have one foot tied to earth) and Virgins (there are fewer than Jana would expect). Jana's boyfriend and love of her life - Michael - is still in the land of the living. Michael is Romeo to Jana's Juliet and as the story goes... even death can't keep them apart. Tired of waiting for him to kill himself over his grief of losing her, Jana decides she needs to do it for him. To kill Michael she'll need the help of a dangerous and sexy Slider - Mars Dreamcoate. But Mars has a goal of his own: he wants to save a life to atone for having taken one in a drunk-driving accident. And to complicate matters, he was trying to save Jana when she died and saw what was really going on when her 'accident' happened. Jana decides to do whatever it takes to get Michael back, and nothing - not even Mars' warm touch or the devastating secret he holds about her death - will stop her.