The Bone Magician
Author: F. E. Higgins
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pin Carpue is on his own in the world. His mother is dead and his father is missing after being labeled a suspect in a rash of murders. Pin finds a job working for the local undertaker as a body watcher, making sure people are really dead before they're buried. The body he's supposed to be watching tonight is currently surrounded by three people engaged in a most unusual ceremony. An old man, a bone magician, and his young female assistant are waking a woman so her grieving fiancé can have one last goodbye with her. Pin can't believe it will work, but then the dead woman sits up and speaks. Pin is determined to discover how the magic works. He cannot believe they are raising the dead. He cannot believe his father is a murderer. Then Pin himself nearly becomes the killer's next victim. As this mysterious tale unfolds with delicious creepiness, Pin will learn more about the bone magician, the girl Juno, and a hideous creature called the Gluttonous Beast that is kept in a local tavern where people pay for a glimpse. Once again, F.E. Higgins delivers a story that is full of intrigue and suspense.
Neurohormones in Invertebrates
Author: M. C. Thorndyke, G. J. Goldsworthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume provides a particularly timely survey of invertebrate peptide hormones. Interest in invertebrate peptide hormones has focused upon two important and related aspects, both of which are fully covered in this volume. As such, it should have a broad appeal to scientists from a number of disciplines.
This fascinating account of how two young Americans turned traitor during the Cold War is an “absolutely smashing real-life spy story” (The New York Times Book Review). At the height of the Cold War, some of the nation’s most precious secrets passed through a CIA contractor in Southern California. Only a handful of employees were cleared to handle the intelligence that came through the Black Vault. One of them was Christopher John Boyce, a hard-partying genius with a sky-high IQ, a passion for falconry, and little love for his country. Security at the Vault was so lax, Boyce couldn’t help but be tempted. And when he gave in, the fate of the free world would hang in the balance. With the help of his best friend, Andrew Daulton Lee, a drug dealer with connections south of the border, Boyce began stealing classified documents and selling them to the Soviet embassy in Mexico City. It was an audacious act of treason, committed by two spoiled young men who were nearly always drunk, stoned, or both—and were about to find themselves caught in the middle of a fight between the CIA and the KGB. This Edgar Award–winning book was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed film starring Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn—a true story as thrilling as any dreamed up by Ian Fleming or John le Carré. Before Edward Snowden, there were Boyce and Lee, two of the most unlikely spies in the history of the Cold War.
Author: Joolz Denby
Meet Lenny Bruce in a Dress (aka Jamie Gee), an inspirational stand-up comic with enough cutting edge to rival Boadicea. The punters love her - they think she's tough and in control - but Lily Carlson, her best friend and manager, knows better. Underneath it all, Jamie's desperate for love: the victim of a brutal past, her one fatal flaw is men, and she has an unerring ability to pick Mr Wrong. As Jamie lurches from one bastard to the next, Lily and beautiful Asian transvestite Mojo do the damage-limitation thing. But they'd all reckoned without Sean Powers, a vicious psychopath with the face and body of a god, who threatens to smash the menage ? trois that sustains them. It's easy to see what makes Jamie fall so hard for Sean, but what's in it for him? And what does he really want from her?
Summer in the Lakes
Author: Judith Saxton
Author: Harriet Langsam Sobol
A small boy watches a house being built step-by-step.
With All Her Might
Author: Gretchen Wilson
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub
On her first trip to London in 1912, Gertrude Harding became an activist for women's rights. She organized club-carrying female bodyguards to protect Emmeline Pankhurst and worked in secret to publish the Pankhurst weekly, The Suffragette. Harding eventually found a career in social work first in England and later in the United States.
Provides more than two thousand entries covering the people, places, concepts, and events of world history.
Buying a Franchise
Author: Phil Stone
Publisher: How to Books Limited
Buying a franchise isn't always cheaper than starting your own business in the same market, but it is more likely to succeed. So, how should you select and evaluate a franchise? What do you get for your money, and what happens after you buy? The answers to these and other questions are revealed in this useful book. Don't go franchise-hunting without it!
Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
Landscapes of Glory
Author: Tom Davies
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
A magical, mystery journey by Tom Davies who, one long hot summer, sets out to track down the soul of England and discover the true state of the nation's spiritual health. Landscape after landscape is evoked as he wanders through the Cornish lanes and on to Lindisfarne in the autumn.
Author: Anna Jacobs
When Ella discovers that her husband Miles is secretly planning to sell the farm her family has owned for hundreds of years, it's the final straw. Her marriage, already on the rocks, is over. Determined to save Willowbrook, and protect her disabled daughter Amy from a father who doesn't love her, Ella works hard to build the farm into a successful bed-and-breakfast business. But Miles is an ambitious and ruthless man with other plans for the property and she still owes him money for the guest chalets. Then Cameron O'Neal arrives in the Wiltshire village and offers to help Ella. She finds herself torn between a fear of getting hurt again, and a powerful attraction to a man whom both she and Amy instinctively like. But Miles doesn't give up easily. Can she really trust Cameron? Can she save her home?
When a dragon faces off with a baby there can only be one winner, can’t there? Jan Fearnley’s beautifully crafted bedtime story is a delight for toddlers and small children who know that the best things come in little packages. Boom! Crash! Bang! A dragon has arrived! He’s big, loud, snorting purple smoke - and all he wants is TREASURE! And he’ll try anything to get it… But he’s reckoned without the Baby. The Baby isn’t the slightest bit afraid of the dragon, no matter what tricks he tries, and it’s only after their fun-filled, night-time adventure that the dragon realises what real treasure is . . . Sure to melt your heart and make you laugh, Jan Fearnley’s The Baby Dragon-Tamer is a touching tale of two unlikely friends. This picture book is beautifully drawn and designed in a soothing night-time setting – perfect for the bedtime story.
Author: Gail Pass