In The Grip Of Winter
Author: Colin Dann
Publisher: Random House
In the depths of winter, with snow thick on the ground, Badger lies alone and injured. No one knows where he is, and the icy cold is tightening its grip every second. What will happen to Badger? And can the other animals of Farthing Wood survive the harsh cold and piercing hunger that winter has brought?
THREE MEN OUT
Author: Rex Stout
The legendary Nero Wolfe finds himself deep in foul territory in these three baffling cases of murder and mayhem. In the first, some sharp questions about a poisoning come to an abrupt end—as in death by a blunt instrument. Then Wolfe must decode the last message of a competitor who pencils in the name of his killer before he's rubbed out with one shot in his soundproof office. Finally, the stay-at-home sleuth deigns to attend a World Series game where a rookie's struck out before he gets to bat, leaving Wolfe to prove that when it comes to detection he's in a league by himself. Introduction by Linda Ellerbee “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
Agatha's First Case
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
At age twenty six, Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Brian Devese to tell him that he is soon going to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him. Brian, impressed with the pugnacious Agatha, asks her to handle PR for him and even offers her an office and tells her she can hire a staff. Certainly the best thing Agatha can do for her first client is to find out who really murdered his wife and clear his name. And with her wits and gumption, Agatha sets out to do just that. New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin is beloved by millions and this brand new short story take us back to where it all began with Agatha's first case.
Author: Rob Iliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Newton's contributions to an understanding of the heavens and the earth are considered to be unparalleled. This very short introduction explains his scientific theories, and uses Newton's unpublished writings to paint a picture of an extremely complex man whose beliefs had a huge impact on Europe's political, intellectual, and religious landscape.
This new Kalmus Edition offers pianists a complete set of technical exercises, from simple warm-ups through more advanced studies. Titles: * Section I, Five Finger Studies * Section II, Finger Studies with progressive movement of the hand * Section III, Scale Passages * Section IV, Chord Passages * Section V, Studies for changing fingers on one key * Section VI, Studies in Thirds, Sixths and Chord Combinations * Section VII, Octave and Chord Studies * Section VIII, Extension Studies * Section IX, Studies for crossing and changing hands * Section X, Playing different rhythms with both hands together * Section XI, A complete manual of Scales and Arpeggios * Section XII, Modulatory Examples * Glossary of Musical Terms Kalmus Editions are primarily reprints of Urtext Editions, reasonably priced and readily available. They are a must for students, teachers, and performers.
Author: Lewis Carroll Epstein
The long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Slash & Burn. In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, she was back in her house as if she'd never been dead at all. But now she's clairvoyant, and can speak to the dead. That's why the long-dead brother of a Lao general has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for many years. Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, are sent along to supervise the excavation. It could be a kind of relaxing vacation for them, maybe, except Siri is obsessed with the pretty undead medium's special abilities, and Madame Daeng might be a little jealous. She doesn't trust the woman for some reason─is her hunch right? What is the group really digging for at the bottom of this remote river on the Thai border? What war secrets are being covered up?
An illustrated selection of answers to the title's question, submitted online and collected by Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn, collectively known as The Buried Life and featured in the MTV reality television series of the same name. Some answers include essays relating how the online submissions were accomplished. Also included are brief essays on how the four young men accomplished some of their lists' tasks and their experiences helping others complete their lists.
The seventh Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery When a Lao female security officer is discovered stabbed through the heart with a fencing sword, Dr. Siri, the reluctant national coroner for the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, is brought in to examine the body. Soon two other young women are found killed in the same unusual way. Siri learns that all three victims studied in Europe and that one of them was being pursued by a mysterious stalker. But before he can solve the case, he is whisked away to Cambodia on a diplomatic mission. Though on the surface the Khmer Rouge seem to be committed to the socialist cause, Siri soon learns the horrifying truth of the killing fields and finds himself thrown into prison. Can the seventy-four-year-old doctor escape with his life? From the Trade Paperback edition.
A master of seduction… seduced by an innocent… Vowing never to fall prey to something as foolish and impractical as love, the sinfully handsome Duke of Worthe has long been regarded as one of London’s most profligate rakes. However, entering into a scandalous liaison with the sister of his closest friend is not something even he would consider, despite her breathtaking allure and his fierce, overwhelming desire to possess her. Or so he thought… Raised by four doting older brothers, and possessing a reckless streak as bold as her fiery red curls, Scarlett McPhearson has long been accustomed to getting what she wants. After becoming acquainted with Alec Weston, the most sought-after bachelor in England, she discovers something she wants more than anything she has ever wanted before, to capture the heart of the man she has come to adore. Willingly surrendering her innocence to a man who offers her passion beyond her wildest dreams, but no false promises of happily ever after, Scarlett will risk pain, sorrow and devastating heartache to win his everlasting love... Original Publication Date: 8/1/2012
The Natural Method
Author: Georges Hebert
Foundation for good movement is necessary. In this installment, Hebert walks us through all the exercises relating to arm, leg, trunk, hopping, support, suspension and breathing, and later weaves the use of equipment into all those layers. A must for anyone, in any activity."
The Positivity Kit
Author: Lisa Currie
The Positivity Kit is designed to deliver joy, comfort and smiles whenever you need them. Brimming with surprising and fun prompts that focus on the little things that make us smile, this unique journal is guaranteed to cheer up even the grumpiest person on the gloomiest of day. Make a grateful list. Compile the perfect playlist. Draw yourself a tattoo (on paper!) List twenty-three great ways to spend a free hour. Write a thank you note to a stranger. Grab a pencil and get happy!
Join Richard Scarry’s Lowly Worm as he introduces more than a hundred words in this board book classic. From tree to sun and car to airplane, this is a perfect choice for children who are beginning to learn preschool concepts! From the Board edition.
Author: M.C. Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
Love comes home to A House for the Season! When the Duke of Pelham returns to his town house at 67 Clarges Street he is grimly determined to find himself a suitable wife, and love will have nothing to do with his selection. The duke's search is soon disrupted by the arrival in town of Miss Jenny Sutherland - a beautiful but hugely spoilt country girl whose vanity is overwhelming. In fact it was her guardian who brought her to London in the hope her ward will get the put-down she so sorely deserves. But no one had counted on the intervention of Rainbird, the duke's shrewd and resourceful butler. Befriending Jenny, they devise a mischievous scheme that will ensure Jenny's social success - and secure, once and for all, the fate of the close-knit family of servants at No.67 Clarges Street!