Watching the Bodies


Author: Graham Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912175154
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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A chilling new crime thriller from best-selling author Graham Smith

The Kindred Killers


Author: Graham Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912175529
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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The second book in Graham Smith's explosive PI Jake Boulder series

Lord of the Flies

A Novel
Author: William Golding,Edmund L. Epstein
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780399501487
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

Saving June


Author: Hannah Harrington
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 037321202X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 5833

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"If she'd waited less than two weeks, my sister would be June who died in June. But I guess she never took that into account." Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her own life a week before high school graduation, leaving Harper devastated. So when her divorcing parents decide to split up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes off cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going--California. Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession...and an unknown connection to June. When he insists on joining them, Harper's just desperate enough for answers to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanor and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what Harper needs. Except...Jake's keeping a secret that has the power to turn her life upside down--again.

A Pilgrimage to Death


Author: Alexa Padgett
Publisher: Sidecar Press, LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018. When Cici discovers a body in the forest, she’s shocked to realize the victim’s wounds are identical to the ones that killed her sister a year ago. Now she’s embroiled in the takedown of a massive criminal operation, and the stakes couldn’t be higher… “A wholly absorbing gumshoe tale elevated by an extraordinary detective” (Kirkus Reviews starred review). "Vivid, alluring, and heart-wrenching, Alexa Padgett's A Pilgrimage to Death is every reason I love mystery. A breathtaking tale."—Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author Someone murdered her sister. And shot her dog. The killer won't stop until she's dead, too. Cici's day starts when she finds a dead body while hiking in the Santa Fe National Forest. The situation deteriorates when she discovers the victim bears similar stab wounds to those that ended her twin sister's life a year ago. Then, her identical twin sister infiltrates her dreams. All of a sudden, Cici and her dogs must dodge arrows, bullets, and even a demon truck—all while she grapples with the knowledge that her sister was on the trail of a deep-rooted criminal operation. Worse, her twin's death was much more sinister than a random act of violence. Now, as she follows the clues her sister drops in her dreams, the criminals want Cici out of the way. Permanently. A Pilgrimage to Death is a high-octane thriller. Fans of Ruth Ware, J.D. Robb, and Angela Marsons will love Alexa's Padgett's new edge-of-your-seat novel. Scroll up and one-click today to start this fast-paced mystery! "A Pilgrimage to Death was an edge-of-my-seat thrill ride that kept me guessing all the way through. Alexa Padgett weaves an intricate and enthralling tale, with relationships that run deep, and mystery that does the same."—Allyson Lindt, USA Bestseller

Exit Day


Author: David Laws
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1789016851
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
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An out-of-favour journalist tracks down a ring of spies bent on sabotaging Britain’s ‘Exit Day’. A senior Minister leaks Cabinet secrets to Brussels. An assassin stalks the Prime Minister. When an old lover turns up on Harry Topp’s doorstep, she brings with her an explosive ‘gift’: a list of deeply buried secret agents in Britain. And top of the list is the Cabinet Minister. Harry is shocked to discover that a friend is also one of the spies and soon finds himself caught up in a covert war between rival sets of spooks. Worse still, he’s up against a conspiracy by a group of fanatics, led by a shadowy figure called the Wolf, intent on corrupting the European Union from within. While determinedly chasing his scoop, what Harry doesn’t realise is that he’s been hatching a cuckoo in the nest... Of all the undercurrents in the Brexit controversy, this is the one scenario readers would never expect.

The Graveyard Book


Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140880820X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

The Girl from Paradise Hill

A McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller
Author: Susan Lund
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781988265490
Category:
Page: 348
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Tess returns home to bury her father but what she finds buried in his attic makes her question everything she thought she knew about the mild-mannered trucker... PARADISE HILL, WASHINGTON The seemingly idyllic mountain town harbors a dark secret: four young girls have disappeared over a forty-year period. With no crime scenes, no leads and no suspects, the cases have gone cold. Until today. The remains of one missing girl are discovered in a burned-out cabin at a remote campsite, reopening the case and suggesting the worst may be true - a ruthless child killer is operating in Washington State. TESS MCCLINTOCK Crime reporter and amateur cyber-sleuth Tess is obsessed with the cold cases of missing girls in Washington State. As she works to settle her father's estate, she's shaken to her core when she uncovers evidence pointing to his involvement. FBI SPECIAL AGENT MICHAEL CARTER On leave after solving a particularly heartbreaking case of child abduction and murder for the FBI's Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, Michael is back in Paradise Hill to recover and visit with family. Despite doctor's orders to stay clear of police work, Michael's drawn back in when Tess asks for his help understanding the secrets found in her father's attic. A RUTHLESS CHILD KILLER Having escaped justice for decades, he bored and deliberately stirs the pot, revealing one of the dead girl's body. Despite hiding in plain sight, no one suspects that he's really a wolf and not the sheep he pretends to be. He sees Tess and Michael's involvement in the case as a challenge and views Tess as a temptation he can't resist. AN EIGHTEEN-YEAR OLD COLD CASE For Tess and Michael, the cases are personal: Tess's best friend in public school, Lisa Tate, was one of the missing girls from Paradise Hill. Michael was babysitting the night little Lisa vanished. The guilt they harbor over their role in her disappearance drives them both. Desperate for answers, Tess and Michael join forces to track a killer and uncover the secrets Tess finds in her father's attic. Will the answers bring Tess peace or shatter her? THE GIRL FROM PARADISE HILL is the first book in the McClintock-Carter crime thriller series.

Criminal Revenge


Author: Conrad Jones
Publisher: Thames River Press
ISBN: 0857282433
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
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A wave of violent attacks strikes Liverpool, the events seemingly unconnected but in fact caused by a simmering family feud, as political intrigue mixes with the motives of revenge and hatred to create a complex case for Detective Alec Ramsay in this intense thriller.

The Clay Girl

A Novel
Author: Tucker, Heather
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770909176
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
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A stunning and lyrical debut novel Vincent Appleton smiles at his daughters, raises a gun, and blows off his head. For the Appleton sisters, life had unravelled many times before. This time it explodes. Eight-year-old Hariet, known to all as Ari, is dispatched to Cape Breton and her Aunt Mary, who is purported to eat little girls. But Mary and her partner, Nia, offer an unexpected refuge to Ari and her steadfast companion, Jasper, an imaginary seahorse. Yet the respite does not last, and Ari is torn from her aunts and forced back to her twisted mother and fractured sisters. Her new stepfather, Len, and his family offer hope, but as Ari grows to adore them, sheÍs severed violently from them too, when her mother moves in with the brutal Dick Irwin. Through the sexual revolution and drug culture of the 1960s, Ari struggles with her fatherÍs legacy and her motherÍs addictions, testing limits with substances that numb and men who show her kindness. Ari spins through a chaotic decade of loss and love, the devilish and divine, with wit, tenacity, and the astonishing balance unique to seahorses. The Clay Girl is a beautiful tour de force about a child sculpted by kindness, cruelty, and the extraordinary power of imagination, and her families „ the one sheÍs born in to and the one she creates.

Stone

A Legacy and Inspiration for Art
Author: Jake Harvey,Joel Fisher
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781907317378
Category: Art
Page: 207
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Stone: A Legacy and Inspiration for Art is a beautiful, visually stimulating book, exploring the delights of contemporary stone sculpture and stone carving. Stone is a major resource and inspiration for artists, craft-workers, and scholars in many areas, and also has huge attraction for a wider public, given its high visual impact, dramatic footage and timely re-evaluation of often hidden professions. Stone offers an introduction to the traditional techniques of stone carving and reviews methods of extraction that are dying out. The authors traveled worldwide learning, interviewing and photographing these unique processes. The photographs in this book show the stunning results. The book then goes on to look at the work of crafts people today in contemporary stone sculpture.

The Child Taker


Author: Conrad Jones
Publisher: Thames River Press
ISBN: 9780857282569
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
View: 8803

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When two five-year-old twins are abducted from a campsite in the Lake District, their grandfather, Major Stanley Timms, distrustful of the floundering police investigation, decides to bring in his own Special Forces unit to investigate the case. Headed by the unconventional and irrepressible John Tankersley, members of this force are beyond police jurisdiction and play by their own rules – but even these may not be enough, as the chilling case seems to implicate both a sophisticated international people-trafficking ring and the family itself… An intense thriller full of twists and turns.

The Invisible Sex

Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Prehistory
Author: J. M. Adovasio,Olga Soffer,Jake Page
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131541807X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Shaped by cartoons and museum dioramas, our vision of Paleolithic times tends to feature fur-clad male hunters fearlessly attacking mammoths while timid women hover fearfully behind a boulder. Recent archaeological research has shown that this vision bears little relation to reality. J. M. Adovasio and Olga Soffer, two of the world's leading experts on perishable artifacts such as basketry, cordage, and weaving, present an exciting new look at prehistory. With science writer Jake Page, they argue that women invented all kinds of critical materials, including the clothing necessary for life in colder climates, the ropes used to make rafts that enabled long-distance travel by water, and nets used for communal hunting. Even more important, women played a central role in the development of language and social life—in short, in our becoming human. In this eye-opening book, a new story about women in prehistory emerges with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender today.

The Outpost

An Untold Story of American Valor
Author: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316215856
Category: Political Science
Page: 688
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The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. *Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films* At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In THE OUTPOST, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.

Sector 64

Coup De Main
Author: Dean M. Cole
Publisher: Dean M. Cole
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Purest Gold


Author: Heather Starsong
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997545043
Category: FICTION
Page: 500
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In 1866, Lily and Rose, beautiful, mischievous, identical twins, aged fifteen, set out in a covered wagon to the Colorado Territory with their stern minister father, the Reverend Daniel Wright. Lily and Rose have been as one since birth. Now they face identity crisis and loss as the challenges and attractions of their new life draw them apart. Daniel, because of a sexual indiscretion, has been sent away from his prosperous Boston parish to minister to a new church in a mining settlement at the foot of the Rockies. Full of guilt about his own sexuality, he strives to repress his vibrant young daughters amidst the adventures of the overland trail and the wide-open culture of the frontier.