Author: Agatha Christie
In a country house a woman with a gun stands by the body of her husband. It looks like obvious murder, until the ghosts of an old wrong begin to emerge.
Author: D. A. Zimmerman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
As this little booklet reminds us, life isn't always what we expect it will be. But sometimes everything can change, with just a knock at the door. . . . What would happen if Jesus showed up at your door and wanted nothing more than to spend time with you? Would it be weird? What would you tell him about your life? What wouldn't you tell him? Would you invite him to stay?
Author: Charles Osborne,Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Detective and mystery stories
When a stranger runs his car into a ditch and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her husband, gun in her hand. She admits to murder, and the guest helps her concoct a story.
Author: Anne Korkeakivi
Publisher: Hachette UK
Clare Moorhouse, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat in Paris, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband's career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated by the unexpected arrival of her son and a random encounter with a Turkish man, whom she discovers is a suspected terrorist. Like Virginia Woolf did in Mrs. Dalloway, Anne Korkeakivi brilliantly weaves the complexities of an age into an act as deceptively simple as hosting a dinner party.
Author: Christina Leung
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Warning: the contents of this box may be of a sinister nature! Everyone loves surprises, but will this family love their surprise after they discover what's inside a brightly wrapped cardboard box? Animal antics await readers who love furry friends in this fun-filled story about a potentially sinister unexpected guest! See the world (or at least the inside of the house!) through the eyes of an adventurous mystery guest as he plays all day while the family's away! Find out what is delivered to the doorstep of an unsuspecting family in Christina Leung's The Unexpected Guest. Can you guess what's inside? Christina Leung is an accomplished artist and writer who graduated from the Seven Hills College of Arts in Brisbane, Australia with honours. She has enjoyed over twenty years working as a visual artist and owning a children's gallery. Her love of family and animals has inspired her to produce delightful works of art at children's hospitals as well as three other books she has written and illustrated. Christina currently lives in Brisbane with her dogs, Rex and Moe Diddly; her cat, Scooter; and a blue parrot called bob.
Author: Charles Osborne
Category: Large type books
An intruder discovers a dead body of a man in a wheelchair and the wife with the gun who shot him, and he does not want to call the police.
Author: Sadie Jones
Eine stürmische Nacht, ein rauschendes Fest und ein Geheimnis, das nie hätte ans Tageslicht gelangen dürfen Ein schöner Frühlingsabend im Jahr 1912: Es ist Emerald Torringtons zwanzigster Geburtstag. Das schon etwas heruntergekommene Sterne-Anwesen blitzt und glänzt, ein großes Dinner mit Freunden der Familie ist geplant. Doch ein Zugunglück, nur einige Meilen entfernt, sorgt dafür, dass eine Schar derangiert aussehender Passagiere vor der Tür steht und Einlass begehrt. Von nun an läuft nichts mehr nach Plan – und dann taucht auch noch ein Nachzügler auf, der ein dunkles Geheimnis mit der Hausherrin teilt. Während draußen ein nächtlicher Sturm heraufzieht, beginnen drinnen Anstand und Dekorum davonzuwehen und dem Chaos den Weg zu bereiten ... Der neue Roman der Bestsellerautorin Sadie Jones ist ein vergnüglicher Ritt durch die Welt des untergehenden englischen Landadels, dessen Konventionen sie mit maliziösem Vergnügen vorführt. Ein köstlich furchterregendes Drama voller dunkler Überraschungen und Liebeswirren, durchblitzt von charmant schadenfrohem Humor.
Art, Writing and Thinking on Hospitality
Author: Paul Domela
Publisher: Art Books
Published on the occasion of the Liverpool Biennial 2012, this book addresses the theme of the exhibition: notions of hospitality. Hospitality is the welcome we extend to strangers, an attitude and a code of conduct, as well as a metaphor that encompasses issues of the body, territory, geopolitics, ecology, trade and the hosting of data. In this era of unprecedented movement of both people and knowledge, different cultures of hospitality jostle for space as never before. Where lies the threshold between host and guest, if there is one at all, and who has the power to decide? How does our view of hospitality change when seen through the lens of time? The ethics underlying these questions are shaped by traditions that date back to the classical world and the ancient cultures of central Asia and the Indian sub-continent. In more recent times, philosophers from Kant to Derrida have provided influential comment on the subject, establishing the terms of a discourse that now spans myriad disciplines, among them anthropology, sociology, economics, philosophy, theology, politics and art. Responding to this growing academic and cultural interest, The Unexpected Guest is the first publication to bring together an anthology of key historical and contemporary texts with new contributions by writers from a variety of fields, alongside artists responses commissioned especially for the book. Uniquely, it introduces time as a window onto hospitality, offering fresh perspectives and new thinking on the issue.
A Play in Two Acts
Author: Gary Gilbert,Gina Mattioda,Julie Mae Muiderman,Bryony Nesbitt
The Unexpected Guest is a play in two acts that was created in a playwriting class through the partnership of the National MS Society: Oregon Chapter and Well Arts, a nonprofit organization that explores, develops, and practices creativity as a means of wellness. The four authors learned playwriting to develop a production that would explore their personal experience with multiple sclerosis and turn their stories into educational outreach for those who are unfamiliar with the experience of MS. The play tells the story of receiving a diagnosis of MS, sharing with friends and family the diagnosis, and the day-to-day challenges of living with the diagnosis. Significantly, the play explores the emotional realm of debilitating illness and the reflection of society back on those living with these experiences.
Author: Allison E. Gardner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
It's springtime on the small croft in Scotland where Archie, a spoiled ginger cat, and his mischievous little brother, Wee Toots live. Suddenly they find that their quiet life is interrupted with the arrival of the new spring lambs and an unexpected guest. Archie doesn't like sheep and is horrified to find a small black Hebridean lamb, in their kitchen. Wee Toots finds himself getting into all kinds of trouble when he befriends the little lamb and after a very close encounter with the eagle, he learns a valuable lesson about paying attention when outside, no matter how much fun he is having. Archie also has a lesson to learn and he realises that he was wrong about sheep and he shouldn't judge someone on first appearances.
Roman (Fischer Klassik PLUS)
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
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Author: Nalini Singh
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Die große Schlacht um New York hat tiefe Wunden in der Stadt und bei ihren Bewohnern hinterlassen. Das Letzte, was der Erzengel Raphael und seine Geliebte Elena nun brauchen, ist ein weiterer Todesfall - besonders wenn dieser die Handschrift eines wahnsinnigen Erzfeindes trägt. Die Jägerin Ash, eine begabte Fährtensucherin, und der attraktive Vampir Janvier sollen gemeinsam in dem rätselhaften Mordfall ermitteln und begeben sich dabei in größte Gefahr ...
Author: Elizabeth Black
Publisher: Fanny Press
Annie's life is in crisis, and it's time for a change. For the first time in her life, she follows her dreams and buys a B&B by the ocean. There she meets the handsome and strangely familiar Jason. There is more'or less'to Jason than meets the eye. Can a man so perfect really exist, or is his existence all in her head and heart? Can the dead impersonate the living?