Welcome to Alderley, a magnificent mansion in the heart of the West Country where a grand house party is taking place. The preparations have been made, the guests have been invited, and the staff are on hand. What could possibly go wrong? Let the entertainment begin. The theft of the diamond necklace and the antique pistols might all be explained, but the body in the lake - that really was a puzzle. 'Don't expect me to solve anything,' Inspector Wilkens announced modestly when he arrived to sort out the unpleasantness.
"the title says it all"
No nation has ever achieved the literary diversity of America. From nativist humor to immigrant triumph, Americans have recorded their visions and hopes better than anyone
If you have tried to lose weight and failed, or lost weight and failed to keep it off, you're not alone. Two out of three Americans are overweight, many with between thirty and one hundred pounds to lose. Now Dr. James W. Anderson, a professor of medicine and clinical nutrition at the University of Kentucky, shares his groundbreaking, scientifically based nutritional plan that has already helped thousands of Americans lose weight-sometimes more than one hundred pounds-and keep it off permanently.
Ben Jones lives a quiet, hardscrabble life, working as a trucker on Route 117, a little-travelled road in a remote region of the Utah desert that serves as a haven for fugitives and others looking to hide from the world. For many of the desert's inhabitants, Ben's visits are their only contact with the outside world, and the only landmark worth noting is a once-famous roadside diner that hasn't opened in years.
"The desert drags you in"
James C. Anderson, a professor of marketing and wholesale distribution at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, James A. Narus, a professor of business marketing Wake Forest University, and Marc Wouters, a professor of management accounting at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Amsterdam, report on how nonstrategic suppliers can help customers solve important problems.
Understandably, Lord Burford had some misgivings about hosting another house party at Alderley, his beautiful country mansion. After all, the previous two could at best be described as disastrous, since a couple of their guests were bumped off during their stay on each occasion. But with family members travelling down for the funeral of an elderly relative, the Earl really had no choice but to offer them accommodation.
The Earl of Burford can't believe his luck. Rex Ransom, his favourite star from the 'talkies', and his hot-shot producer, Haggermeir, want to film their next feature at Alderley, the family's seventeenth-century country estate. Somewhat less enthusiastic is the Countess, who finds herself hosting an impromptu house party for the incoming Hollywood crowd.
"More James Anderson please!"
Shipping containers were once only a familiar site down at the docks or as make-shift storage containers on buildings sites. Today though, thanks to their affordability and strength, they are becoming an increasingly popular tool for building a home. The shipping container home has a lot going for it with their huge scope for customization, the small amount of space they take up, how much work can be done off-site, and just how quickly they can be put up and lived in.
Read the astonishing true story of a young boy's gruesome head-crushing injury, his three visits to Heaven, and his supernatural healing...and your life may change forever. Run over by a car at agefive, Billy Anderson died three times prior to emergency surgery and was left in a vegetative coma after large portions of his damaged brain were removed. Though his doctors did not expect him to survive, God had other plans - supernaturally healing Billy only six days after his skull-shattering accident.
"Slow and uneventful."
Congratulations - you are an IT manager and you've been given a budget to work with. Oh, oh, now what? Oh, and if you're going to want any money next year, you had better learn how to ask for more money. This budget stuff can be tricky. The fact that we talk about budgets using a vocabulary that most IT managers probably don't have (or at least don't use every day) makes it just a bit harder.
When a new strip mall and housing development are built near a small New England town, tearing through untouched forest, a 300-year-old grave is uncovered, thereby setting loose an ancient evil from its eternal prison. Science fiction writer Erik Hunter soon finds himself the target of a near-immortal horror that feeds on human suffering.
"Narration ruined this book"
"From birth through age 57, I considered myself a staunch believer in my creator, but failed to embrace the reality that Jesus was truly the son of God in human form. Those struggles lead me to contrast my life to other organized groups of believers and wonder what I might have been capable of doing if my conceptual belief system had a Jihadist foundation instead of my reality. I describe two brushes with death in which the second event took my life in a totally unexpected direction."
"Who Is Mitt Romney?", by John Cassidy; "Moonshine Kingdom", by Tad Friend; "The Track-Star Economy", by James Surowiecki; "Schmooze or Lose", by Jane Meyer; "The War Within", by Jon Lee Anderson; and "Creep Shows", by David Denby.
An endearing tale of deep familial love between a young niece and her uncle, highlighting the importance of family, and the sad legacy of its disintegration in a world where there is an all too broad absence of fathers in the homes and far too many transient males in and out of them.