READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL! Take it from the top in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone—and a hot new attitude—to crime fiction... A IS FOR AVENGER A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she's got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. A IS FOR ACCUSED That's why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she's out on parole and needs Kinsey's help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki's bad name won't be easy. A IS FOR ALIBI If there's one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it's playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer—and sharper—than she imagined. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"
A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
Author: Sue Grafton
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
I was there when it happened. I watched her disappear... 'POWERFUL' - Amazon Reviewer 'ABSORBING' - Karen Perry 'INCREDIBLE' - Amazon Reviewer 'ELEGANT' - Sunday Mirror 'GRIPPING' - Amazon Reviewer 'ACCOMPLISHED' - Sunday Times 'TANTALIZING' - Amazon Reviewer 'COMPELLING' - Candis 'INTRIGUING' - Amazon Reviewer 'TWISTY' - Good Housekeeping 'FAST-PACED' - Prima 'ADDICTIVE' - Sunday Mirror 'Everything you want in a thriller' - Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths AN EMOTIONAL AND ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NOVEL WHAT SHE NEVER TOLD ME Lillian had phoned telling her to get Skype up and running. 'I have so much to tell you.' Then, the knock on the door. 'Sorry Orla, I'd better see who it is' she said. Orla waited. Seconds became minutes. She didn't know how long she waited before she realised that something terrible had happened. For more than a decade, Lillian's disappearance has remained unsolved, and Orla has found it impossible to move on. Then she receives an unexpected visit from Ned Moynihan, the detective who led the original investigation into her friend's vanishing. Moynihan has been receiving anonymous notes accusing him of having failed to investigate the case properly. He assumes the notes are coming from Orla, yet Orla knows nothing of these letters. Is somebody trying to tell them the truth about what really happened to Lillian that night?
Author: Kate McQuaile
Category: Anonymous letters
“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel. “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
Author: John Green
Category: Young Adult Fiction
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.
Author: B. A. Paris
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Rebecca’s dream is to meet her true love and be happy. She wants to meet an honest, caring, understanding, and kind-hearted person with good manners. Rebecca thinks that she met this person on one of the dating websites. He is a very interesting and extraordinary man from New Hampshire, whose name is Aaron Thoreau. Through thought-provoking philosophical discourse and discussion of art and politics, Rebecca and Aaron learn about each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and they try to find answers to life’s most important questions and concerns. Aaron’s moral values, life principles, worldviews, and personal stories fascinate Rebecca and leave her deeply in love. Over time, she becomes so emotionally attached to Aaron that she cannot imagine her life without him. Rebecca cannot live a day without talking to Aaron on the phone and hearing his beautiful voice. However, when Rebecca meets Aaron in real life, she discovers the shocking truth, which destroys her perfect little world. What is the shocking truth, and will Rebecca be able to continue her life after what happened? The answers to these questions are in the book A Dark Mystery in the White Mountains: The Unforgettable Story of an Online Encounter.
The Unforgettable Story of an Online Encounter
Author: Kristina Sarkisyan
It sounds like the headline from a teen magazine! I mean, why would God care about how you feel about your hair? Well, he doesn’t necessarily care about your hair, but he cares a lot about how you feel and act. If you get into what God says in the Bible, you can learn to be like a star and feel like every day is the best hair day of your life.Secret Power to Joy, Becoming a Star, and Great Hair Days is a Bible study in the book of Philippians. Don’t worry, it’s not like school. You can do as much or as little at a time as you want, and you can do the study with a friend. You don’t even need a Bible (all the verses are included).The best part is that reading this book will change your life in big ways. You’ll learn to be content regardless of what’s going on around you, and you’ll learn how God can help you stay focused on the most important thing: Him.So, if you’re ready to start feeling better about your life, regardless of what your hair has in mind, grab this book and discover your secret power to joy.
Author: Susie Shellenberger
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
SOME FOURTEEN BILLION YEARS AGO SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAPPENED, EXACTLY WHERE WHO KNOWS?,SOME SAY THAT IT WAS EVERYWHERE AT ONCE,BUT NEVERTHELESS A MIRACULOUS EVENT WAS TAKING PLACE. IT WAS MINUTE IN SIZE, BUT IMMENSE IN ENERGY! IT WAS THE ‘BIG BANG’, OR ‘AND GOD SAID’,...”LET THERE BE”...AND THE UNIVERSE WAS BORN, AND IT CONTINUED TO GROW, AND IT HAS GROWN EXPIDENTIALLY EVER SINCE, AND NOW IT HAS BECOME A HOME FOR US, AND THE MIRIAD OF STARS, AND GALAXIES ARE BEING PREPARED EVEN AS I AM WRITING THIS,...FOR MANKIND ! AND IT CONTINUES TO GROW, BUT SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT IT WAS JUST AN ACCIDENT, BUT I SAY THAT IT WAS BY DESIGN, AND THAT DESIGN WAS FOR OUR BENEFIT. AND THAT THERE IS A SUPREME BEING, ‘A CREATOR’, WHO IS FAR ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR CONCEPTION OF SPACE AND TIME, AND THAT HE CARES ABOUT US WITHOUT LIMIT, SO MUCH SO THAT HE BUILT AN ENTIRE UNIVERSE TO ACCOMODATE MANKIND. AND THAT HE HAS A ‘PLAN’ FOR US THAT WILL BE SO SPECTACULAR THAT WE COULD’NT POSSIBLY IMAGINE OF IT EVEN IN OUR WILDEST DREAMS. AND EVEN THOUGH WE ‘FELL’ HE NEVER GAVE UP ON US, AND THAT HE CAME DOWN TO THE EARTH TO REDEEM US FROM SIN AND DEATH IN ORDER THAT WE WOULD ONCE AGAIN BE AT THE CENTRE OF THAT ‘PLAN’, THE WHICH IS ON GOING BUT NOT UNTIL THE EARTH HAS BEEN CLEANSED WILL IT BE INITIATED AND CONTINUED IN EARNEST. AND THIS BOOK DESCRIBES THOSE ‘PLANS’ . BUT THE CUNNING AND CRAFTY NATURE OF ‘LUCIFER’, AND OF THE ‘FALLEN ANGELS’ TRIES TO THWART THOSE PLANS.
From Earth to Orion, On the Wings of Heaven
Author: Michael L. A. David
The Blue Cliff Record is a classic text of Zen Buddhism, designed to assist in the activation of dormant human potential. The core of this extraordinary work is a collection of one hundred traditional citations and stories, selected for their ability to bring about insight and enlightenment. These vignettes are known as gongan in Chinese and koan in Japanese. Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record is a fresh translation featuring newly translated commentary from two of the greatest Zen masters of early modern Japan, Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) of the Rinzai sect of Zen and Tenkei Denson (1648–1735) of the Soto sect of Zen. This translation and commentary on The Blue Cliff Record sheds new light on the meaning of this central Zen text.
Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei
Author: Thomas Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and Dr. Steven Stosny’s How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness: Love is not about better communication. It's about connection. You'll never get a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like you talk to one of your girlfriends. Male emotions are like women's sexuality: you can't be too direct too quickly. There are four ways to connect with a man:touch, activity, sex, routines. Men want closer marriages just as much as women do,but not if they has to act like a woman. Talking makes women move closer; it makes men move away. The secret of the silent male is this: his wife supplies the meaning in his life. The stunning truth about love is that talking doesn’t help. Have you ever had this conversation with your spouse? Wife: “Honey, we need to talk about us.” Husband: “Do we have to?” Drs. Patricia Love and Steven Stosny have studied this all-too-familiar dynamic between men and women and have reached a truly shocking conclusion. Even with the best of intentions, talking about your relationship doesn’t bring you together, and it will eventually drive you apart. The reason for this is that underneath most couples’ fights, there is a biological difference at work. A woman’s vulnerability to fear and anxiety makes her draw closer, while a man’s subtle sensitivity to shame makes him pull away in response. This is why so many married couples fall into the archetypal roles of nagging wife/stonewalling husband, and why improving a marriage can’t happen through words. How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that don’t require “trying to turn a man into a woman.” Rich in stories of couples who have turned their marriages around, and full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words.
Author: Patricia Love, Ed.D.,Steven Stosny, PH.D
Category: Family & Relationships
The most literary of the gospels, this book portrays Jesus as a universal figure, quietly spreading the word of salvation. Much prominence is given to women, with stories of Elizabeth, Mary and Naim's widow, while the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son are unique to this version. With an introduction by Richard Holloway.
Author: Richard Holloway
Publisher: Canongate Books
Secret Notes on the Sum of Life
Suffering and Possibility is part of the Parallax Press Moments series of short ebooks. It is a stand alone chapter from Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times.
Author: Norman Fischer
Publisher: Parallax Press
Charles Ritchie’s first volume of diaries, The Siren Years, created a sensation when it was published in 1974. Besides winning the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, it was hailed by reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic. An Appetite for Life, his second volume, first published in 1977, deals with his youth in Halifax and his career at Oxford – the years when Charles Ritchie turned from a callow, blundering youth into a callow, blundering young man. As these diaries show, Charles Ritchie had a sharp eye, a keen ear, a highly developed sense of the absurd, and – despite his unhappy knack of landing ?at on his face – a thorough “appetite for life.” This is not only a hilariously funny book, but it presents a vivid picture of two worlds – Halifax and Oxford in the mid-twenties – that are now long gone. It also introduces us to an astonishing range of characters, but the most astonishing of all is the young Charles Ritchie himself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Education of a Young Diarist, 1924-1927
Author: Charles Ritchie
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1712, a slave owner from the West Indies, by the name of Willie Lynch, came to Virgina, at the request of slave owners in that state, and others, to teach them how to better control, and get top production out of their black slaves. What Mr. Lynch told them, and the steps he outlined, guaranteed the faithfulness of the slaves to their masters, in all situations. Today, those same principles, are being used by the Democratic party, to keep the black community, beholden to, and trusting only the Democrats. Thus, they have become the very thing they hated centuries ago, slaves, with the Democrats as their masters.
Author: Evang. G. E. McTyre,Evangelist Evang. G. E., BHG McTyre BA
The author of On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored illuminates the possibilities of flirtation--its risks and instructive amusements--and the spaces flirtation opens in the stories we tell ourselves, particularly within the framework of psychoanalysis. The book reveals the virtues of being committed to the open-endedness of life.
Author: Adam Phillips
Publisher: Harvard University Press
A sweeping story of divided family, buried secrets and a love that will never die from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. Ellen Trawton has run away from London to the sweeping landscape of Connemara, hoping to find a place she can cut off all contact with the past. But beneath the wild beauty of the Irish landscape lie secrets which have been hidden for years… Conor Macausland cuts a dark, lonely figure. His young wife, Caitlin, died tragically at the old lighthouse, and her loss has devastated him. But when he and Ellen meet, a connection sparks between them. Ellen soon realizes that Conor’s past is not all it seems, and there’s more to her family history than she knew too. As the secrets are finally revealed, the truth must be told…
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster