If Lucy, the pregnant anteater from Belize, didn’t kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? Zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her Lucy is shipped off to another zoo. Then another human dies, the monkeys riot, and the wolves go nuts. And that’s just the beginning.
Someone is murdering unfaithful men and dismembering their bodies. To get to victims, the killer uses alibi services, companies that provide alibis to people who are having an affair. Special Agent Mary Stevens works in the Investigative Support Unit at the FBI. Can she stop the Alibi Murderer, when she doesn’t even know whether it’s a man or a woman?
Includes Elizabeth Spencer's most masterful stories and novellas including "The Light in the Piazza." This collection celebrates a six-decade career devoted to the art of the story and the novella—a literary event for the lover of short fiction.
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is working a series of murders in which young women have been set on fire, their charred remains scattered at various sites. In the Arizona desert, sheriff Joanna Brady is looking into a homicide in which an elderly caretaker was run over. A breakthrough in Beaumont's case leads him into Brady's jurisdiction.
Sylvia Bradley was rescued from an unusual childhood by marriage to a doctor whose care has both nourished and imprisoned her. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, she embarks on a devastating and ecstatic affair with him, but his life is irrevocably affected by the decisions of the past.
After the sudden loss of her daughter, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle. The women welcome her into their circle despite her reluctance to open her heart to them. Each woman teaches Mary a new knitting technique, and they also reveal their own personal stories of loss, love and hope and Mary is finally able to tell her own story of grief.
Set in midsummer Sweden, the murder of a female priest shocks the community. Rebecka Martinsson is drawn into a mystery that will soon claim another victim. The dead woman's world consumes her, a world of hurt and healing, sin and sexuality, and above all, of lethal sacrifice.
The shipwrecked stranger washed up on the beach near Samantha's home turns out to be a half-human experiment by the notorious criminal Charon, a practitioner of illegal robotics with evil plans. Samantha and the man seek help from Sunrise Alley, an underground organization of AIs that have gone rogue.
Madeline Dare takes a job teaching at a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. She finds a disturbing realm where students and teachers must follow the dean's bizarre therapies. When a chilling event confirms Madeline's suspicions, she feels trapped within a school full of lunatics.
The Tudors are England's most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisle's gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation. But this leaves out the family's obscure Welsh origins, the ordinary man known as Owen Tudor who would fall (literally) into a Queen's lap-and later her bed. It passes by the courage of Margaret Beaufort, the pregnant thirteen-year-old girl who would help found the Tudor dynasty, and the childhood and painful exile of her son, the future Henry VII. It ignores the fact that the Tudors were shaped by their past-those parts they wished to remember and those they wished to forget. By creating a full family portrait set against the background of this past, de Lisle enables us to see the Tudor dynasty in its own terms, and presents new perspectives and revelations on key figures and events.
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When Anna Winger is called to use her handwriting expertise on a ransom note left at a murder scene, the crime gets under her skin. The local sheriff wants no part of Anna's brand of hocus pocus, but he'll do whatever it takes to bring his community and his office back under control.
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When Special Agent Griffin "Decker" Davenport opens his eyes after several days in a coma, there is unfinished business still on his mind. Decker is on the cusp of discovering the mastermind behind a human trafficking case, and he and his partner, Special Agent Kate Copolla, are about to get a surprising new lead from a very unlikely source. Eighteen-year-old Mallory Martin and her little sister Macy were the victims of an illegal adoption -- sold by their addict mother for drugs. But their "benefactor" is not who everyone thinks he is. Mallory has never told his secrets before -- the danger to her and her sister has always been too great. But everyone has a limit to what they can endure.
Deep within your mind is a realm filled with powerful symbols that drive your thoughts, behaviors, and actions -- often without your knowledge. This is the hidden world of archetypes, universal symbols responsible for who you are, how the world sees you, and what you believe about yourself and your life's purpose.The Power of Archetypes will help you identify, understand, and work with the archetypes that exist beyond your conscious awareness to create your reality "behind the scenes." You will also learn how to clear out old symbols that may be blocking you from the happiness and success you dream of. You will examine the roles of the subconscious and collective unconscious in shaping your identity, and why it is so hard to change "you"; the most common archetypes and what they symbolize; global archetypes in religion, politics, and pop culture, and how they affect you; and ways to identify archetypes working in your life as well as the skills to change them and become more authentic.Archetypes reveal your plot and your purpose. The good news is, if you don't like them, you can choose more empowering symbols to create a completely new story of your life.
In the space of a few months, Phillipa Maakestad grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling into an affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa returns to Iowa for her daughter's wedding to face a tornado, a possible Nazi collaborator mother-in-law, and her husband's revenge fantasies.
Several years have passed since we last saw Rachel Gold. The stunning and savvy attorney was then engaged to be married. Since, she has become a mother, then a grieving widow, and now she is embroiled in a lost cause -- the Frankenstein Case -- where she represents a blue collar neighborhood fighting a powerful developer intent on bulldozing their homes to erect a swanky gated community.
Dr. Elisa Medhus never believed in life after death. As an accomplished physician, she placed her faith in science. All of that changed after her son Erik took his own life and then reached out from the other side. Based on Medhus's popular blog, Channeling Erik, "My Son and the Afterlife" provides answers to the most universal questions of being human.
The Italians called them "Mud Angels," the young foreigners who came to Florence in 1966 to save the city's treasured art from the Arno's flooded banks. American volunteer Margot Harrington was one of them, finding her niche in the waterlogged library of a Carmelite convent. Within its walls she discovered a priceless Renaissance masterwork: a sensuous volume of sixteen erotic poems and drawings.
New Orleans, 1897. Mary Deubler makes a meager living on Venus Alley, the illegal red light district. That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a legalized district of vice. Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madam Josie Arlington. Filled with historical details Madam is a romp through The Big Easy and the tale of a woman's rise to influence and infamy in a world ruled by men.
Traces the story of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit animal rescue the Gentle Barn that has saved hundreds of creatures from unsafe conditions, describing how the author and shelter volunteers rehabilitate their charges to become companions for at-risk children.