"Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department--the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement "patrolling the deadbeat...reporting to one boss." Yep--that boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailant, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he's traded one hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding the one who killed him. Unfortunately, his search will take him to hell and back--literally!"--Provided by publisher.
Reagan Summerside must prove that her friend Chantilly Parker would never kill for love after the man who broke Chantilly's heart is found dead with a cake knife sticking out of his back.
The daughter of bounty hunter Duane Chapman recounts her difficult childhood and teen pregnancy and her faith journey to a rewarding, positive life with God.
"Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her resume --- human. Not to be put off by anything -- especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker -- Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble -- with Zoe right in the middle"-- Provided by publisher.
In 1950s Cambridge, loveable full-time priest and part-time detective Canon Sidney Chambers, accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, investigates the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel ; a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio; and a poisoning in the middle of a crucial game of cricket.
Journalist Jame's O'Keefe chronicles his undercover investigations of some of America's organizations and institutions.
A portrait of the Victorian-era writer and Anglo-Florentine colony doyenne includes coverage of her work for the London Times, achievements as an avid agriculturalist and relationships with such contemporaries as Mark Twain and Bernard Berenson.
London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The "slow horses," as they?re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. Maybe they messed up an op badly and can't be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle--not unusual in this line of work. One thing they all have in common, though, is they all want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there--even if it means having to collaborate with one another. Now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade's circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets that seem to lead back to a man named Alexander Popov, who is either a Soviet bogeyman or the most dangerous man in the world. How many more people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: the memoir of a mother who, after ending her nineteen-year marriage, staves off a perpetually empty bank account and, with the help of her three young sons, saves her century-old farmhouse from foreclosure and reclaims her life. It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. But when she and her husband call it quits, leaving her more broke than ever, Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her northern Michigan farm and continue to raise her boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and coyotes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year's supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, deals with rampaging poultry, and finds her way to a truly rich existence. Told with endless heart and candor, Bootstrapper is a story of motherhood and survival and self-discovery, of an indomitable woman who, against all the odds, holds on to what matters most.
An account of a deadly commuter plane crash that took place in northern Canada in 1984 involving a pilot, a politician, a cop and the criminal he was escorting.
A book that captures the burning ambition of the rebellious girl from the island of Crete who "lit" the Olympic torch.
In the shadow of the Soviet takeover, a veteran of the First World War tracks a missing girl across frozen Russia after she is kidnapped by a skillful hunter who is using the child as bait in a perverse game.