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In the northwst Iowa town of Blackhawk, Dr. Lucas Hudson is called to the scene of a crime, where the body of a woman is buried in a barn floor beneath a hanging corpse. Lucas is almost certain the remains belong to Angela Sparks, the missing daughter of the man whose lifeless body dangles from a rope above. Years before Lucas ever set foot in Blackhawk, Meg Painter met Dylan Reid. Although Jess, Meg's older neighbor, was the safe choice, she couldn't let go of Dylan. Caught in a web of jealousy and deceit that spiraled out of control, Meg's choices in the past ultimately collide with Lucas's investigation in the present.
Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Virga outlines a series of case studies with domestic and exotic animals that demonstrate how perceiving the world from the perspectives of animals can enrich human appreciation for life, improve relationships and reorder personal values.
What should have been a routine prisoner pickup turns ugly for Longarm when the young offender's father has no intention of letting his son go to Denver for trial, putting a bounty on the lawman's head.
A native Briton describes America and its citizens through his English eyes, humorously questioning their choices in bumper stickers, use of adjectives and superlatives, and their overall lack of appreciation for the teapot.
"Near-purebred home nocturnus Adrian Breze and his human mate, Ellen, thought they had dealt with his twin sister, Adrienne. In fact, they thought she was dead. But she survived and now leads a faction of the Shadowspawn--the ancient, shape-shifting, blood-drinking breed who secretly control the world--that wants to leave just enough of the human race alive to satisfy their hunger and serve their needs. She has nothing but hatred and contempt for her brother, who remains on the side of humanity, fighting with the Brotherhood against the Shadowspawn. To defeat him, she has suborned his mentor--the greatest warrior of the Brotherhood. The man thinks he's bringing a weapon to the Council of Shadows that will wipe out the Shadowspawn's leaders. In truth, his actions will make Adrienne demon-goddess of the world...unless Adrian and Ellen can turn him back in time"-- Provided by publisher.
Billy's ongoing after-death communications take his sister on an unprecedented journey into the bliss and wonder of life beyond death -- Provided by the publisher.
Unlike other popular pectins, which are activated by sugar, Pomona's is a sugar- and preservative-free citrus pectin that does not require sugar to jell. Learn how to use this revolutionary product and method to create marmalades, preserves, conserves, jams, jellies and more.
"Use this art-game as a warm-up, a bulldozer for creative-block or a daily sketching exercise to generate a stockpile of inspired beasties, heroes, costumes, weapons, and other never-before-dreamt creations, It all starts with a roll, a word, and your imagination.
Lucy Stone senses there's more to things than meets the eye when the most popular teacher at the Tinker's Cove school is arrested for the murder of the new assistant principal.
"When Eve discovers her uncle's bootlegging operation, she knows it's against Prohibition law. But can she really condemn the only thing supporting her family?"--Provided by publisher.
Offers strategies for becoming truly happy and achieving personal satisfaction, looking at how to attain a healthy work-life balance, regain control, set and meet goals, and adjust negative attitudes.
"Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man"--From publisher description.
Organized by season, this book features menus and recipes for groups of two, four, or six.
"A painting, depicting haunting scenes of a ruined palace and a scarlet-haired goddess in front of a fiery city, arrives unheralded in an art gallery with a cryptic note saying, "The world needs to see this." The painting begins to change the lives of the woman who is the gallery's curator and that of an ancient man of the fey Aetherial folk who has mysteriously risen from the depths of the ocean. Neither human nor fairy knows how they are connected, but when the painting is stolen, both are compelled to discover the meaning behind the painting and the key it holds to their future"-- Provided by publisher.
A detailed examination of major policy decisions and planning actions in Washington and Tokyo through June 1951. A broad outline of combat operations is included to orient the reader.
A lighthearted usage guide shares a latest treasury of language pet peeves and common grammatical mistakes.
"Grace Holm-D'Angelo is at her wit's end, trying to create a new life from broken pieces. Newly divorced, she is navigating suddenly becoming a single mother to her fourteen-year-old daughter. Emma, resentful about being uprooted from Chicago to LA and still reeling from the divorce, is generally giving her mother a hard time. Then Grace's best friend, Leeza, succumbs to breast cancer after a long battle, and Grace realizes that you don't get a second chance at life. She returns to her hometown of New London, Wisconsin, to try to reconcile with her own mother, Lorraine, with whom she's been estranged for longer than she cares to remember"--From publisher description.
The unsolved mysteries precipitated by a harmless prank resurface twenty years later when a boy from Sadie's old neighborhood returns to town.
Examines the economic collapse, declining populations, and alcohol-related abuses that the author believes are indicative of Russia's communism-related decline, as the author follows the life of a dissident Orthodox priest, Father Dimitry Dudko.
"Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance. Their first case is a success-the triumphant recovery of a pink pearl. Other cases soon follow-a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates. But can they live up to their slogan of 'any case solved in 24 hours'?"--P. From publisher description.