Babes is about lust. "She lusts to change the world, to remake everyone in her own image. Which means laying waste to whoever she's got her hooks into". Set in London, Figments of a Murder is passionate and satirical. It probes images of self, sex, stardom, and sisterhood. Images complicated by the lure of memory and money. The world Gillian Hanscombe conjures is torn asunder by love and lust between women. It's a world of murder and menace where Babes creates collisions and calls the shots. Or does she?
A new feminist super-sleuth. Feisty, fierce and real - Babes. Babes is about lust. Babes is about power. But what else is she up to? In her world women are torn asunder by love and lust, by murder and menace. Babes says she calls the shots. But does she?
This thoughtful follow up to Poppy's Progress explores issues of family relationships, especially grief and loss. Middle-aged Poppy Sinclair is content enough with her life and her comfortable relationships with her friends, family, and cat. She is thrown into turmoil, however, when she must move back to her hometown to care for her dying father. There, she must face not only the difficult, slow loss of a parent to cancer but also her lingering feelings for a former flame, Jane. In a time of strong emotions for her entire family, Poppy reaches a turning point in her life, torn by grief for her father and excitement over what Jane might offer. Exquisite characterization and engaging dialogue distinguish this subtly challenging novel.
They came from the shtetl to a new land, to a new life. Another year in Africa, they said, another year in exile. Old bonds break as they adjust from the old world of pogroms to their new life in Africa. Ruth, a child of six when the story begins, is caught up in the dreams and fears, haunted by memories of tragedy and persecution that are not even hers. Rose Zwi, evokes with tenderness, the 1930s and 40s. A loss of innocence and the stirrings of Apartheid.
Addressing the nature of free will and humanity itself, the authors argue that the mind, consciousness, and culture have evolved interdependently to create the human species and show how the mind is constantly adjusting to its environment. UP.
Hannah Kline is a successful Los Angeles obstetrician and the recently widowed mother of a young daughter. She is barely managing to hold it all together, when her life is shattered once again by the brutal murder of her beautiful, bright, zany and recently divorced sister-in-law Beth. Hannah is determined to do whatever she can to assist the police in finding the murderer. She soon becomes obsessed with the details of Beth's life. As she encounters her sister-in-law's eclectic collection of friends and former lovers, she discovers that all was not as it seemed. Not only was Beth a woman with a secret life, but her secrets may have led her inexorably to a rendezvous with her killer. Inspired by the real-life murder of the author’s cousin, this story has everything—mystery, heart, family, secrets and romance—as Hannah struggles to make sense of Beth’s murder and bring the killer to justice.
In Figment, Police Lieutenant Evander Rainer, at a loss for clues on a murder case, resorts to a bride, a telepathic individual who will scan four major suspects to unravel the tangle for him. Alas, as a virus attacks the mind of the bride, and Rainer begins to recall things which aren’t his own, he realizes there is much more at stake than meets the eye, and redoubles his efforts to find and deliver the criminal to justice. This novella is also contained in Collected SCI-FI STORIES - Pack 2.
Exploring the theme of the outsider the book concerns an unusual and imaginative girl, Caty, who escapes from her dysfunctional family and her sense of not fitting in through the murky world of addiction. The book is written in an experimental, poetic style and has a strong philosophic content. The book aims to be challenging but ultimately hopeful.
Amish quilt shop owner Angie Braddock crosses wires with a killer in the latest from the national bestselling author of Murder, Plainly Read... Spring has arrived in Holmes County and Angie couldn’t be happier. She’s got great friends, a thriving business, and is in the perfect relationship with Sheriff James Mitchell. The only thing raining on her parade is her mother drafting her into a massive home renovation project—and using their sudden mother/daughter bonding time to comment on Angie’s ticking biological clock. The house’s repairs and upgrades between the Amish craftsmen and their Englisch counterparts are proceeding well until a tremendous shock comes to the workers when the electrician is found dead on site. With the sheriff suspecting foul play, it falls to Angie to root a killer out of the woodwork. . . .
In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer. Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city's underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor. While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto's premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever—if they can stay alive long enough to do so.
As the Industrial Revolution roils London, “a daring pair of Regency sleuths tackle a series of coldblooded murders” in this historical mystery (Kirkus Reviews). When the eminent scientist Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the authorities. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor’s widow tells him that the crime was no random robbery. Her husband’s designs for a new steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune . . .and very dangerous in the wrong hands. Joining Wrexford in his investigation is Charlotte Sloane, who publishes scathing political cartoons under the pseudonym A. J. Quill. Her extensive network of informants is critical for her work—and for tracking down the occasional killer. The suspects include ambitious assistants, greedy investors, and even the inventor’s widow. And when another victim falls, Wrexford and Sloane know they are on the trail of a cunning and deadly foe. “Penrose deftly combines a Regency romance with a tricky mystery that delves into social unrest and the darker side of this storied period.” —Kirkus Reviews
Detective Fleming Stone Mysteries, Complete Pennington Wise Series, Sherlock Holmes Cases: The Clue, The Gold Bag, The Maxwell Mystery, The Curved Blades, The Mystery of the Sycamore…
Author: Carolyn Wells
This carefully edited collection of "The Greatest Murder Mysteries of Carolyn Wells" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Fleming Stone Mysteries The Clue The Gold Bag A Chain of Evidence The Maxwell Mystery Anybody But Anne The White Alley The Curved Blades The Mark of Cain Vicky Van The Diamond Pin Raspberry Jam The Mystery of the Sycamore The Mystery Girl Spooky Hollow Prillilgirl The Bronze Hand Where's Emily Pennington Wise Mysteries The Room with the Tassels The Man Who Fell Through the Earth In the Onyx Lobby The Come-Back The Luminous Face The Vanishing of Betty Varian Other Novels The Deep-Lake Mystery Face Cards The Adventure of the Mona Lisa The Adventure of the Clothes-Line Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. At the beginning of the career she concentrated on poetry, humor and children's books, but later devoted herself to the mystery genre. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories and the Pennington Wise series. She is also known for her Patty Fairfield series of novels for young girls.
Annotation A nosy nun discovers a body in a park. There is an immediate police cover-up. A Vietnam veteran spies on his old sweetheart. A man tries to rape his wife & apos;s lover. A woman disappears from a loony bin with the help of a street-wise kid (who may be a figment of her imagination). What is Detective Senior Constable Margot Gorman to make of all this?