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Constable

Murder at Greysbridge

Andrea Carter
Authors:
Andrea Carter

'Haunting, atmospheric and gripping' John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author'A beguiling heroine - clever, sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt' The TimesAccident or murder? A perfect day hides the perfect crime . . . Summer has arrived in Inishowen and solicitor Ben O'Keeffe is greatly tempted by a job offer she's received from a law firm in America. Yet before making any life-changing decisions there is her friend Leah's wedding to attend at the newly restored Greysbridge Hotel, with its private beach and beautiful pier. It's the perfect location, everyone agrees, but the festivities are brutally cut short when a young American, a visitor also staying at the hotel, drowns in full view of the wedding guests. And when a second death is discovered the same evening, Ben finds herself embroiled in a real country house murder mystery, where all the guests are suspects . . .Praise for Andrea Carter'I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple' Irish Examiner'Atmospheric and vivid' Irish Times'The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable' Irish Daily Mail'. . . filled with well-drawn and engaging characters, lyrical descriptions of the stunning scenery, and intriguing mysteries to be unravelled . . . hugely enjoyable . . .' Irish Independent'A modern day Agatha Christie . . . it builds to a crescendo in a dramatic and highly satisfying close' Books Ireland Magazine'A proper old-fashioned crime novel in the best sense of the word' Jane Casey

Moon Travel

Moon Belize (Twelfth Edition)

Lebawit Lily Girma
Authors:
Lebawit Lily Girma

Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!In Belize, no two days are ever the same. Moon Belize shows you how to uncover its never-ending natural, geographical, and cultural surprises, guided by local expert Lebawit Lily Girma.What You'll Discover in Moon Belize:Local insight from Belize transplant and expert Lebawit Lily GirmaFull-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps for navigating the mainland and offshore islands independentlyStrategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Best of Belize, Flip-Flop Zones, Underwater Bliss, Adventure Junkies, Wildlife Encounters, Rhythms of Belize, and The Mundo MayaFocused coverage of Belize City, The Northern Cayes, Belmopan and Cayo, the Southern Coast and Cayes, Punta Gorda and the Deep South, and Northern BelizeHonest advice on finding the right accommodations and navigating like a localActivities and ideas for every traveler: Canoe to the farmers market to sample fresh pupusas or drink cashew wine from a Kriol vendor. Hike rainforests filled with medicinal trees to the roar of howler monkeys, or explore ancient Mayan ceremonial caves and cool off beneath the waterfalls. Sample the mélange of local cuisine, from coconut rice to fish stew, or spend your day at the beach and your night dancing barefoot to Garifuna drumsDetailed and thorough information, including crucial background on Belize's diverse culture and history, geography, and plants and wildlifeHandy tools such as emergency resources and tips eco-travelers and LGBTQ+ travelers With Moon Belize's practical advice, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to explore the islands? Try Moon Belize Cayes. Exploring more of the Caribbean? Try Moon Aruba, Moon Bermuda, or Moon Virgin Islands.

Constable

The Well of Ice

Andrea Carter
Authors:
Andrea Carter
Little, Brown

The Half-Drowned King

Linnea Hartsuyker
Authors:
Linnea Hartsuyker

'Lovers of epic rejoice!...A vivid and gripping read' Madeline Miller, author of the Orange Prize Winner 2012 for The Song of Achilles'Linnea Hartsuyker brings myth and legend roaring to life in this superbly good page-turning saga of Viking-era Norway' Paula McClain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the SunSince the death of Ragnvald Eysteinsson's father in battle, he has worked hard to protect his sister Svanhild and planned to inherit his family's land when he comes of age. But when the captain of his ship tries to kill him on the way home from a raiding excursion, he must confront his stepfather's betrayal, and find a way to protect his birthright. It is no easy feat in Viking-Age Norway, where a hundred petty rulers kill over parcels of land, and a prophesied high king is rising. But where Ragnvald is expected to bleed, and even die, for his honour, Svanhild is simply expected to marry well. It's not a fate she relishes, and when the chance to leave her stepfather's cruelty comes at the hand of her brother's arch-rival, Svanhild is forced to make the ultimate choice: family or freedom.Drawing from the Icelandic Sagas, The Half-Drowned King takes inspiration from the true story of Ragnvald of Maer, the right hand man of King Harald Fairhair, first king of all Norway, and his sister, Svanhild, as she tries to find freedom in a society where the higher her brother rises, the greater her worth as a political pawn.

Moon Travel

Moon Montana & Wyoming (Third Edition)

Carter G. Walker
Authors:
Carter G. Walker

Moon Montana & Wyoming guides you to the best of America's wild west, revealing the untold adventures that await under the vast country sky. Inside you'll find:*Strategic, flexible itineraries for visiting both states, including Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton national parks, curated for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, and more*The best road trips in Montana and Wyoming, from a 14-day Greater Yellowstone loop to a 7-day Glacier road trip*Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Hit the road to see the stunning scenery of the national parks and stop in towns where the Old West is alive and well. Spot wildlife like wolves, elk, moose, bison, and black bears, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, or drive the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road. Hike to roaring waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, and secluded lakes. Learn about the region's important Native American history, discover authentic cowboy culture, or sample the best of western cuisine in Jackson Hole, from locally raised bison burgers to huckleberry pie*Honest advice from former wilderness guide and longtime Montana local Carter G. Walker on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around*Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout*Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, wildlife, history, and local culture*Handy tips for families, LGBTQ+ travellers, and travellers with disabilitiesWith Moon Montana & Wyoming's practical advice and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Focusing on U.S. national parks? Try Moon USA National Parks, Moon Glacier National Park or Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton.

Constable

Treacherous Strand

Andrea Carter
Authors:
Andrea Carter

'Haunting, atmospheric and gripping' John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author'A beguiling heroine - clever, sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt' The TimesA woman's body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen peninsula. Partially-clothed, with a strange tattoo on her thigh, she is identified as Marguerite Etienne, a French woman who has been living in the area. Solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is consumed by guilt; Marguerite was her client, and for the second time in her life Ben has failed someone who needed her, with tragic consequences. So when local Sergeant Tom Molloy dismisses Marguerite's death as the suicide of a disturbed and lonely woman, Ben cannot let it lie. Ben uncovers Marguerite's strange past as a member of a French doomsday cult, which she escaped twenty years previously but not without leaving her baby daughter behind. Disturbed by what appears to be chilling local indifference to Marguerite's death, Ben pieces together the last few weeks of the French woman's life in Inishowen. What she discovers causes her to question the fragile nature of her own position in the area, and she soon finds herself crossing boundaries both personal and professional to unearth local secrets long buried.Praise for Andrea Carter'I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple' Irish Examiner'Atmospheric and vivid' Irish Times'The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable' Irish Daily Mail'. . . filled with well-drawn and engaging characters, lyrical descriptions of the stunning scenery, and intriguing mysteries to be unravelled . . . hugely enjoyable . . .' Irish Independent'It's like a modern day Agatha Christie set in a small community with all the alliances, secrets and rivalry such a place can engender. There are enough twists to hold the interest throughout and it builds to a crescendo in a dramatic and highly satisfying close' Books Ireland Magazine

Constable

Death at Whitewater Church

Andrea Carter
Authors:
Andrea Carter

'A beguiling heroine - clever sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt . . . This is Andrea Carter's first book; she'll go far' The Times'Haunting, atmospheric and gripping. One of the finest Irish mystery debuts of recent years.' John Connolly, New York Times best-selling authorWhen a skeleton is discovered, wrapped in a blanket, in the hidden crypt of a deconsecrated church, everyone is convinced the bones must be those of Conor Devitt, a local man who went missing on his wedding day six years previously. But the post mortem reveals otherwise. Solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is acting for the owners of the church, and although an unwelcome face from her past makes her reluctant to get involved initially, when Conor's brother dies in strange circumstances shortly after coming to see her, she finds herself drawn in to the mystery. Whose is the skeleton in the crypt and how did it get there? Is Conor Devitt still alive, and if so is there a link? What happened on the morning of his wedding to make him disappear? Negotiating between the official investigation, headed up by the handsome but surly Sergeant Tom Molloy, and obstructive locals with secrets of their own, Ben unravels layers of personal and political history to get to the truth of what happened six years before.Praise for Death at Whitewater Church:'The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable' Irish Daily Mail'A promising start' The Sunday Times Crime Club'Death at Whitewater Church is a charming debut that bodes well for Andrea Carter' Irish Times'I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple' Irish Examiner'. . . filled with well-drawn and engaging characters, lyrical descriptions of the stunning scenery, and intriguing mysteries to be unravelled . . . hugely enjoyable . . .' Irish Independent'It's like a modern day Agatha Christie set in a small community with all the alliances, secrets and rivalry such a place can engender. There are enough twists to hold the interest throughout and it builds to a crescendo in a dramatic and highly satisfying close' Books Ireland Magazine'A proper old-fashioned crime novel in the best sense of the word' Jane Casey

FaithWords

Jesus Daily

Aaron Tabor
Authors:
Aaron Tabor

This devotional goes beyond the Facebook page and creates a deeper experience for multi-million fans of the popular group Jesus Daily by using the author's posts, fans' commentns and questionsn, and responses. The author will explore recurring themes found on the page such as; Jesus is our #1 friendJesus is my relationship, not my religionJesus is my heroPrayer is always the answerJesus is coming back for meI'm proud to be a ChristianWith Jesus all things are possibleCreative design elements and interactive activities will make this devotional truly one-of-a-kind.

Robinson

A Brief Guide To The Hunger Games

Brian J. Robb
Authors:
Brian J. Robb

A comprehensive and compelling guide to Suzanne Collins's bestselling young-adult, dystopian trilogy The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Already a publishing phenomenon to rival Harry Potter (over 50 million copies sold), there are three sequels to the 2012 blockbuster movie of The Hunger Games scheduled for release between 2013 and 2015; Mockingjay Part 1 is due to be released in November 2014. Robb explores the inspiration behind the books, the author, the themes and influences of the three books, the movie adaptations and their cultural impact, the books' legacy and spin-offs. Suzanne Collins has created a series of characters and situations that have struck a chord not only with the target audience of teenagers, but which have also drawn in adult readers, making the series second only to Harry Potter in National Public Radio's popular poll of the Top 100 Teen Novels.Inspired when flicking TV channels between a reality television entertainment show and news footage of the war in Iraq, author Suzanne Collins conceived The Hunger Games as a parable for teen life and a warning of a dystopian future. Her parable incorporates Greek myth, Roman history and American entertainment.As the daughter of a US Air Force Officer who served in the Vietnam War, Collins had a unique insight into military life. Starting in children's television on such shows as Clarissa Explains It All, Collins went on to write children's fiction in The Underland Chronicles (drawing inspiration from Alice in Wonderland) and the Charlie McButton illustrated books. However, it was The Hunger Games series that has changed her life, giving the author a series of New York Times bestsellers and seeing her listed as one of Time magazine's most influential people of 2010.Robb explores themes in The Hunger Games, and the influences and inspirations that lie behind the books, highlighting where Suzanne Collins has drawn on mythology and history, reshaping them to fit her universe. He also examines the characters and situations created in the book and how these have impacted on the books' largely teen readership. He also looks at reactions to the books from fans and critics, both acclaim and criticisms faced by the author. He takes a look at the creativity of the fans who have drawn on Collins' work for their own takes on the world of The Hunger Games.Robb chronicles the adaptation of The Hunger Games from acclaimed, best-selling novel to blockbusting film. With a script by Suzanne Collins herself, the film has made stars of Jennifer Lawrence as Collins' heroine Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. Following the making of the film, including quotes from the writer, director and stars, this chapter will examine the efforts taken to make a success of The Hunger Games on screen. It will also look at the cultural impact of the film and consider the critical reception it met upon release in March 2012.With three more movies scheduled (Catching Fire is due to be released in November 2013) and Mockingjay will be made into two films to be released in 2014 and 2015), Robb looks at the future of The Hunger Games series on screen, with an emphasis on the second film, Catching Fire.As with the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games novels and films have inspired a host of spin-offs and extensions, from games and comic books to merchandise and new tales within the same universe. This chapter looks at these extensions of The Hunger Games franchise and analyses the effect Suzanne Collins work has had on the wider field of teen fiction and blockbuster movie-making.

Piatkus

Taken in Death

J. D. Robb
Authors:
J. D. Robb

'The evil witch killed Darcia. Henry knew it because he'd seen Darcia on the floor, and all the blood. Everything felt funny and sleepy and wrong. He knew he was under a spell. The evil witch's magic spell.'When twins Henry and Gala are kidnapped and their nanny killed, Lieutenant Eve Dallas steps in to take control. But video footage shows what appears to be their mother arriving and leaving with the obviously drugged seven-year-olds. Something is wrong, and Eve, her husband Roarke and her brilliant team are ready to work round the clock to get the children back alive...

Seal Press

Pale Girl Speaks

Hillary Fogelson
Authors:
Hillary Fogelson

Hillary Fogelson led a charmed life: as the young wife of a successful Hollywood executive, her only major concerns were her acting auditions, interior decorating, and unexpected visits from her high-maintenance parents. Then, one day, her doctor told her she had malignant melanoma,a cancer that leads to more deaths for women between the age of 25 and 30 than any other,and her life was forever changed. Pale Girl Speaks is the darkly funny story of Fogelson's neuroses and struggles after her diagnosis with melanoma. In her witty, wisecracking narrative, Fogelson recounts how her battle with cancer brings up other issues in her life that she's been ignoring, especially her anxieties about her relationship with her husband, her friends, and her parents. The apprehension she feels soon manifests itself in more concrete ways,panic attacks, heavy reliance on alcohol, and a compulsive need to constantly check in with her doctor,but when her father discovers that he has melanoma as well, Fogelson has to learn to lead by example and let go of her fear. A story that will appeal to anyone who has faced adversity and lived to tell jokes about it, Pale Girl Speaks is about one woman who experienced the worst possible fallout of being fair-skinned,and survived with her sense of humour intact.

Abacus

Nansen

Roland Huntford
Authors:
Roland Huntford
Robinson

Mammoth Books presents A Ghostly Gathering

Angela Slatter, Mark Morris, Ramsey Campbell, Thana Niveau
Authors:
Angela Slatter, Mark Morris, Ramsey Campbell, Thana Niveau

The Pier - Thana Niveau"The pier exists," explains Thana Niveau, "and yes, it is decorated with strange plaques and cryptic memorials, although none are quite as morbid as I've invented."It's mostly Clevedon Pier, which is where the story was born. I was reading the plaques one day and a couple of the quirkier ones made me wonder. What if they weren't written by the living to remember the dead at all, but were instead a channel for voices from somewhere else?"Somerset is the original Wicker Man country, after all. It's a place rich in pagan tradition and many of its strange rituals are lost to time. Or are they?"Fallen Boys - Mark Morris"Porthellion Quay, which features in this story, is a real place - only the name is different," says Morris. "My family and I spent a lovely, sunny day there one summer a few years ago during a Cornish holiday."I love Cornwall not only because it's breathtakingly beautiful, but also because it is wild and rugged and desolate, and because past echoes and ancient legends seem to seep out of the very rock. It's a landscape which lends itself perfectly to the kinds of ghost stories I love, of which it seems there are far too few these days - stories which are not cosy and comforting and familiar, but which are dark and insidious, and evoke a crawling sense of dread."Lavender and Lychgates - Angela Slatter"'Lavender and Lychgates' is the second last story in Sourdough and Other Stories," recalls Slatter. "I had ideas I wanted to continue to explore - consequences of actions in an earlier story in the collection - and I had a picture in my head of a young girl in a graveyard."Many years ago, a friend had told me a garbled tale of lilacs and lychgates, the details of which I cannot remember. I managed to garble it even more, and I couldn't get the words 'lavender and lychgates' out of my head, nor the image of shadows swirling in the apex of a lychgate roof above the heads of people passing out underneath. I also wondered what happens when you hang onto a memory too tightly."With the Angels - Ramsey Campbell"My fellow clansman Paul Campbell will remember the birth of this tale," he reveals. "At the Dead Dog party after the 2010 World Horror Convention in Brighton, someone was throwing a delighted toddler into the air. I was ambushed by an idea and had to apologise to Paul for rushing away to my room to scribble notes. The result is here."

Forever

With This Kiss

Bella Riley
Authors:
Bella Riley

Rebecca Campbell's life was supposed to be easy. She was set to marry Stu, her best friend, continue working at his family's beautiful, historic inn, and enjoy a happy life. But after catching her fiance in a compromising situation and having an honest heart-to-heart, they decide to split up and Stu disappears, leaving Rebecca to call off the wedding. With his family furious at her, her job in jeopardy, and her family thinking once again that she'll never get her life together, Rebecca holds her head up high...especially when Sean Murphy, Stu's brother, is around. It's clear he blames her for everything--the broken engagement and Stu's disappearance--and she refuses to break her promise to Stu and reveal the secrets she's keeping from his family. As time passes and Sean and Rebecca work together to keep the inn up and running, they develop an uneasy truce that soon blossoms into an irresistible desire. But Stu's secret looms over them, threatening their fragile love. Can they put the past behind them and to build a future together?

Corsair

Galore

Michael Crummey
Authors:
Michael Crummey
Corsair

We Others

Steven Millhauser
Authors:
Steven Millhauser
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places

John Keay
Authors:
John Keay
Hachette Books

All Things at Once

Mika Brzezinski, Perseus
Authors:
Mika Brzezinski, Perseus

As the co-host of MSNBC's popular morning show Morning Joe , Mika Brzezinski has established herself a leading political news journalist and beloved television personality. She daily interviews world leaders- Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain- and discusses the major events of the day with guests like Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Andrea Mitchell, Chris Matthews, Maureen Dowd, and Tom Friedman. p class="MsoNormal"But success hasn't always come easy for Mika. Growing up the only daughter of a former National Security Advisor, she struggled to find an identity in a family of over-achievers. She found her dream job early on and was hailed as the"It Girl&rdquo of CBS, only to be fired just a few short years later. After an unsuccessful stint as a stay-at-home mom, Mika went back to the workplace with encouragement from her 8-year-old daughter. She took a job that seemed a long-shot at best, and against all odds achieved the greatest success of her career. Now, in a time when many women are losing their jobs or struggling to find the perfect balance between work and home, Mika guides women of all ages to a place where they can find peace and fulfillment in their lives. p class="MsoNormal" All Things at Once is a motivational book aimed at women, based on Mika's own personal and professional triumphs and failures- all of which have led her to her current position as one of television's most outspoken and respected journalists. Blending the personal with the prescriptive, Brzezinski's book will address the perpetual question of"having it all&rdquo when it comes to work and family the importance of remaining equally humble in the face of great success and seemingly devastating setbacks as well as the necessity of knowing and embracing our limitations so that we may transcend them. p class="MsoNormal"In the tradition of Gail Sheehy's classic Passages , this illuminating book shows women how to reach their full potential in all areas of life, and at every stage of their journey. Readers will recognize their friends, their mothers, their daughters, and themselves in this refreshingly honest memoir.

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