With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women's Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight.
Though Chris and Taya Kyle's marriage had its difficult moments, it was always a love story. Together they'd endured military service, a best-selling book, unexpected fame, and a film deal starring a hot Hollywood actor. But just when Taya thought that she and Chris were finally going to live their dream together, her husband was murdered. In the wake of his death, a grieving Taya was left to raise her two young children and handle the many things Chris left behind.
Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) was an English author of 21 novels and numerous short stories and features. His humorous works have been ranked with Jerome K. Jerome and W. W. Jacobs, his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H. G. Wells, and his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood. In his stories of detection, Bramah hit on the idea of a blind detective, Max Carrados, whose triumphs are all the more amazing because of his disability.
A mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex undertakes his own investigation. But just as he begins to understand the truth about his friend's death, Father Alex finds himself hunted down....
Singletasking explains exactly how to clear and calm your mind, arrange your schedule and environment, and gently yet firmly manage the expectations of people around you so that you can accomplish a succession of tasks one by one - and be infinitely more productive. Singletasking is the secret to success and sanity.
Ve světě, kde léto může trvat desítky let a zima celý život, vzrůstá nepokoj. Železný trůn Západozemí přitahuje bezpočet mocných, leč jeho jako břitva ostré hrany mohou být i smrtelnou pastí. A na severu, tam za ochrannou Zdí, se mezitím houfují nadpřirozené síly temnoty. Úvodní část románového fantasy eposu ze světa temného středověku, zmítaného magií, intrikami, zradou i věštbami. Územím Sedmi království zrozených v zapomenutých časech otřásá krvavý boj. V centru konfliktu stojí Starkové ze Zimohradu, rod stejně tvrdý a houževnatý jako země, z níž vzešli. Strážce severu lord Stark je povolán do role královského pobočníka, svým odchodem k Železnému trůnu však spouští řetězec událostí, které záhy zasáhnou pletichářský jih, divoké východní krajiny i ledový sever ohraničený starobylou Zdí.
Sarah Lineyack's in-laws hated her the moment she married their son. They hated her when she was pregnant, and they hated her even more after the car crash that killed their darling boy but spared Sarah and her child. While Sarah recovered, the Lineyacks stole her baby, claiming she was an unfit mother and tricking her into believing there was nothing she could do about it. But now Sarah has found a way to save her son: She's going to steal him back.
There's a thief on the loose in Tuptown, and the annual Butterfly Ball will be cancelled unless someone is brought to justice. Luckily Pigsticks has crime fighting in his blood and a magnifying glass in his hand. Will Detective Pigsticks and his keen-eyed assistant, Harold, solve the crime? And can they do it in time to save the Butterfly Ball?
Čas zešílel. Deset let dlouhé léto pokoje a hojnosti se blíží ke konci, a jako zuřivá bestie se neodvratně blíží krutá, mrazivá zima. Dva mocní muži - král Robert Baratheon a lord Eddard Stark - kteří třímali žezlo moci v časech nuceného míru, jsou mrtví. Zatímco oblohu protíná znamení zkázy, o moc nad rozdělenou říší bojuje šest frakcí. Eddardův syn Robb byl korunován za Krále severu. Na jihu vládne domnělý následník trůnu Joffrey Baratheon. O trůn usilují také dva Robertovi bratři a k boji se rovněž vrací v nemilost upadlý rod Železných mužů a exilová královna, Matka draků.
Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different - Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid - they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern, and living carefree lives until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family's wealth and that in order to repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to two 'Gold Mountain' men: Americans.
An exuberant memoir from an original new voice. Oliver is a writer who's just moved to Melbourne. He doesn't have any friends yet; he can't get his surly flatmate, Mark, to crack a smile; and the only ones who will talk to him are the off assortment of characters at the KeepCup warehouse where he works. Oliver is lonely. Oliver is sleepwalking through life. Then he meets Lisa, and things begin to change.
After her twin sister's brutal death, former US Army Sergeant Allison "Lex" Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie, from every possible danger. Then when two vampires attempted to kidnap the child, it quickly turned into a fight to the death - Lex's death, that is.
"Kept my attention!"
When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she'd fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.
It wasn't the sex talk he expected. Phillip Sallinger's dad has told him he's a custodian - a guardian - and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He'll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he's assigned to a special-ed class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider.
In Canterbury, as the virus rages out of control, one troop of Royal Marine Commandos fights a 360-degree battle for survival while also racing to rescue the Channel Tunnel survivors from a relentless siege, all before Hellfire missile strikes and carpet bombing kill anyone left alive. Across the Atlantic,the crew of the USS John F. Kennedy risks a catastrophic reactor meltdown to get out of the path of a 10-mile-wide tide of the dead.
The daughter of uncompromising Ukrainian immigrants, Nadia was raised to respect guts, grit, and tradition. When the events around the seemingly accidental death of her estranged godfather don't add up, Nadia is determined to discover the truth - even if she attracts the attention of dangerous men intent on finding out what she knows through any means possible.
New York City self-help editor Olivia Marks faces her toughest assignment yet: parenthood. When her sister dies in a car accident, the career-oriented Olivia suddenly becomes the guardian to her four-week-old niece, Annabelle. She also becomes a challenge for Annabelle's uncle, Brad Rushford, an old flame whose gorgeous green eyes bring Olivia's fevered memories rushing back.
Bowser is a dog detective on the loose, paired with an 11-year-old girl, Birdie. Bowser and Birdie live on the Louisiana coast with Birdie's Grammy. When a prize stuffed marlin is stolen from Grammy's bait and tackle shop, Birdie and Bowser decide to take on the case. But what looks like a straightforward break-in soon becomes as tangled as a tourist's fishing line.