Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a riveting contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner. Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone. As their senior year unfolds, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever. 2017 Tayshas List Selection * YALSA Top 10 Best YA Fiction of 2017 * School Libray Journal Best of 2016 * Junior Library Guild Selection * The Globe and Mail Best Books of 2016 * Bustle’s Best Young Adult Books of 2016 * Mashable’s 8 Best YA Books of 2016 * Seventeen's 10 Best YA Books of 2016 * CCBC Choices 2017 * 2018-2019 Louisiana Readers' Choice Award Nominee * 2019 & 2020 Choose to Read Ohio Booklist
Bulldog Drummond has slain his archenemy, Carl Peterson, but Peterson’s mistress lives on and is intent on revenge. Drummond’s wife vanishes, followed by a series of vicious traps set by a malicious adversary, which lead to a hair-raising chase across England, to a sinister house and a fantastic torture-chamber modelled on Stonehenge, with its legend of human sacrifice.
16 Short stories involving the psychic, mixed race detective Millicent Hampshire from Witchmoor Edge in the north of England ... the woman who turns up alive when her husband is doing time for her murder ... the man found dead in a wood with no sign of how he got there ... a suicide that turned out to be murder and a 'murder' that turned out to be suicide.
No man in Europe can stop Bulldog Drummond, but now it’s a woman’s turn to try Bulldog Drummond has retired from fighting tyranny to live peacefully with his wife, Phyllis, in the English countryside. He is just leaving his sleepy local pub when he is accosted by two sinister strangers. With a few quick movements, Drummond leaves the men dazed, bloodied, and eager to make a hasty retreat. The question is, who sent them? Drummond is certain he knows—a mysterious woman has lately been trying to intimidate him, and now she has decided to make her threats real. The truth, unfortunately, is far more diabolical. When he returns home, Drummond discovers that after their thrashing at the pub, the men went forward with their real plan: kidnapping Phyllis. Getting her back will be the most perilous adventure Drummond has ever undertaken, but he is willing to risk everything and meet his most dangerous foe yet in order to keep his beloved wife safe. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
British secret agent Susan Collis is shot whilst on a mission in Croatia, and retires to Scotland under an assumed identity of Ann Cameron to manage a sporting estate owned by a successful London businessman, Anthony Barron. Ann falls in love with Anthony and the pair marry, but her happy settled life in the Highlands and London is disrupted when she and her former colleague, Rose Armstrong, discover evidence of corruption in Ann's old department in the MOD. And when the life of Susan's former partner and close friend, Jess, is put in danger, Susan decides to return to work to uncover the truth about the numerous threats, both foreign and domestic, which imperil not only their lives, but also the security of the nation. Their investigation identifies a criminal in the MOD and a double agent within MI6 whose threats are removed.
Mother Nature is the big new popular science book for the end of the millennium. It starts from the standpoint of Darwinist evolutionary theory, but turns it on its head. It is the first such major book by a women, qho ia professor of SocioBiology at the University of California, trained in Anthropology and an expert on Primates in particular. She's also one of the few women members fo the US Academy of Sciences. It's not for nothing that Nature is known as Mother Nature. Evolution is controlled, Hrdy demonstrates, not by the male of species, but by the female who is more diverse, deadlier and more adaptable for her own and for evolutionary purposes (which are one and the same thing) than the male. It is thus the female who ultimately controls the perpetuation and evolution of her family/tribe/race/species right through nature. The notion of 'maternal instinct', with it baggage of self-sacrifice, gentleness and devotion, is not just a myth but a misapprehension. In fact, strong, aggressive 'maternal' behaviour is the ultimate manifestation of the 'selfish' gene.