Rocky Fitzgerald is embroiled in another murder investigation and this time it’s totally not her fault. Well. Mostly not her fault. Ish. Yes, she did spontaneously adopt two kittens, and yes, their original foster mom was coincidentally murdered the next day, but Rocky doesn’t plan to get involved. Why would she? She’s got her life coaching clients, and her Insta-fame to maintain, and oh yeah, also her not-romance with her oldest friend-slash-frenemy (actual detective) Nichelle Crawford. Rocky’s too busy for murder. That’s what she tells herself right up until her grandfatherly demon pal enlists her help clearing the name of one of his proteges, whom he insists could not have done this murder. Demons don’t lose their tempers and stab people! It’s preposterous. Unfortunately for Rocky, that argument doesn’t hold up so well with Nichelle or any of the Fitzgerald cops. She’s gotta figure out who really committed this murder, and she should probably do that before the family Thanksgiving party goes to hell over it. Kittens are a bigger job than she ever bargained for, her cousin is acting weirdly suspicious all of a sudden, and Nichelle has no sympathy at all for an amateur sleuth trying to get a demon out of hot water. Rocky’s life has never been simple, but this is way too much. And just when she thinks everything’s worked out, a surprise arrest throws the family for a loop. Thanksgiving may never be the same.
DEAD CAT BOUNCE is the story of Joe who works unwillingly in PR in Dublin. His family is imploding, his job makes him sick and his ideal woman suspects he may be retarded. When his little sister gets pregnant, his widowed mother hysterically demands he return home and act like the man of the family - but he hasn't a clue what to do. To compound his troubles, he is involved in secretly handling the closure of a local factory - the very place where his dream girl works... An instantly likeable character, Joe is a great creation - a funny lad who cares deeply about his mates and family and has great intentions but ends up being as useless about life as the rest of us. A remarkably assured debut, DEAD CAT BOUNCE is fresh, extremely well written and will appeal to all those who love Mike Gayle as well as Ardal O'Hanlon.
Cat lovers will find inspirational, true stories filled with feline devotion, antics, and quirks in this warmhearted devotional. Each reading highlights cat behaviors and practices that also reflect the heart of God. Readers will discover powerful insights centered around... the importance of relationship: how Midnight found “just the right lap” and how our loving heavenly Father waits for us to turn to Him for a perfect fit. the beauty of adoption: how Jazz, a beautiful tortoise-shell, found a loving home and how God’s tender love shines in Moses’ life story. the confidence of being loved: how scared little Fixer refused help until shown love and how God erases our fears with His love when we turn to Him Readers will learn more about love, relationships, patience, perseverance, and God as they open their eyes and hearts to the unique felines He created and blessed us with.
Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Fifteen months of harassment by the police and tabloids nearly bring trophy wife Robin Lamy to her knees. As the prime suspect in the presumed murder of her missing husband, she fights the terror of life imprisonment, and leaving her ailing mother alone and broke. Still, Robin would rather kiss a snake than cooperate with the Kansas City PD. Maverick homicide Detective Nick Ketchum doesn't take Robin's hostility personally. He knows the circumstantial evidence against her is lame. Worse, the chemistry building between them signals trouble. Battling the sizzle, Nick gains Robin's trust. Robin quickly realizes the value of having a cop on her side. Maybe in her bed as well...But will working with Nick bring Robin closer to the truth? Or just closer to danger?
Many churches have beautifully worded mission statements, pristine lawns and attractive buildings. Children of God should be encouraged and thriving. Instead, they're leaving the church in droves. They're discouraged, unmotivated and lonely. How has this happened?Cats, Coffee & Jesus takes on these controversial questions, but this book is a lot more than ruffling a few feathers. It discusses life. Real life. Not the everything's okay 24/7 pretend life that many believers like to portray. Life is hard! It's okay for people to struggle! Jesus understands wounded hearts and has great compassion for the hurting. The church needs to follow His lead.Every believer in Christ should be encouraged and empowered. We need to appreciate each person's spiritual journey. As God's children we're a family. Let's start acting like it!
Lana Sue has had too many husbands and too little success as a country-western singer. Loren Paul's a semi-successful writer presently sitting on top of a western Wyoming mountain waiting for Cosmic answers. Together or apart, Loren Paul and Lana Sue are modern folk heroes on this deliciously ribald saga of the new Wild West-a spirited tale of love and loss, of country music and coming home. "What propels Western Swing is a cheerfully unfashionable conviction that in spite of past mistakes, lost hopes, and emotional pain, these two people belong together." -New York Times Book Review "The humor of Western Swing is the key to Tim Sandlin's memorable characters...a wonderful and satisfying experience." -Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Sandlin's is a book about running into the sun and keeping on, with humor, passion, and faith, no matter how you burn or mess up." -Los Angeles Times Book Review "Tim Sandlin writes about crazy people. Not scary crazies, but the kind of interesting, funny eccentrics with whom the reader would like to spend an evening drinking beer...Western Swing is funny, wise and a bubbling joy to read." -Kansas City Star "Ongoing life is what this book is all about...Sandlin's voice is a wry mix of cynicism and innocence. Add to that a well developed sense of the bizarre, and you have a book that's fun to read, brimming with high-spirited zaniness."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
It's New Year's Eve in New York City. Your best friend died in September, you've been robbed twice, your girlfriend is leaving you, you've lost your job...and the only one left to talk to is the gay burglar you've got tied up in the kitchen... P.S. your cat is dead. An instant classic upon its initial publication, P.S. Your Cat is Dead received widespread critical acclaim and near fanatical reader devotion. The stage version of the novel was equally successful and there are still over 200 new productions of it staged every year. Now, for the first time in a decade, James Kirkwood's much-loved black humor comic novel of manners and escalating disaster returns to bewitch and beguile a new generation.
Jag, short for Jaguar, was orphaned when her environmentalist parents died in the jungle saving animals’ lives. Although she was put into a care home, she ran away two years to live on the streets where she was adopted into a street gang who have now become her family. Danny, the trickster and street magician and Tiger, whose animal instincts run close to the surface, and a few others are all animal activists at heart. Although they go one night to an animal sanctuary in the country to tag the walls with graffiti, Jag gets caught in an enclosure. However, it ends up for the best as the keeper takes a shine to her and offers a part time job when she hears Jag’s affinity with the Jaguar spirit. With Jag working at the sanctuary, her gang start spending more time there to see the great Cat Man Do perform his animal magic – until one day when a tiger is let out its cage. And that is only the beginning as a villainous Cat Man begins to stalk the streets with two pet panthers out for blood, seemingly appearing and disappearing at will. With newspapers reporting maulings and deaths and Sergeant Dickins not sure what’s going on, the kids are intrigued by the reports. After witnessing an attack, the kids get sucked into this mysterious Cat Man’s idea of a theatrical villain performance – but even if they have animal instincts and spirits with them and even if the big cats are swaying to their side, should they run before they too turn prey?
Numerous visitors to Mediterranean countries have found their holiday punctuated by trips to feed hungry feral cats. Some try to save injured and sick felines. Not many have gone to the lengths of Jennifer Pulling with her one-woman campaign, Catsnip.Set against the beautiful and sinister backdrop of Sicily and its enigmatic people, the book charts Jennifer's journey as passionate defender of the island's often abused and ill-treated cats. With no previous experience, she raises funds and, organises teams of British, American and German vets to work in improvised and clandestine surgeries.On her voyage of discovery she encounters the gattare (cat ladies) who devote their time to saving colonies of feral cats; she challenges Sicilian bureaucracy and risks prosecution by the authorities; and she discovers an unknown Sicily, gaining an understanding of the island's history of domination by numerous cultures and the Mafia.Incredibly moving, while peppered with humour, this is the story of one woman's mission to rescue an animal she loves, as well as an insight into a unique culture and landscape.
This collection of science fiction, horror and fantasy is the first from Canada's Louis Shalako. His edgy, sardonic humour pushes the boundaries of common sense and good taste without getting out of hand! A nice mix of the fun and the serious, the dark and the uplifting.