‘The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are the best series on the market. Try one and tell me I'm wrong’ Stephen King. A Dedicated Man is the second novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Gallows View. A dead body. Hidden secrets. Banks will find the truth. The brutally murdered body of a supposedly well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a dry stone wall. But who would kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Young Sally Lumb, locked in her lover's arms on the night of the murder, tries to find the killer herself. But her good-intentions only leads to more danger. And when Chief Inspector Alan Banks is called to investigate and soon discovers that disturbing secrets lie behind the seemingly untroubled façade . . . A Dedicated Man is followed in the Inspector Banks series by A Necessary End.
An admired local historian is found dead and half-buried in a farmer’s field in the village of Gratly. A slimy land-developer, an editor, a local thriller writer, and a beautiful folk singer are all figures from the historian’s past, and all of them are suspects. Sally, a young would-be actress, knows more than she’s telling and wants to solve the case herself, but may find herself in danger. There’s trouble brewing beneath Gratly’s idyllic surface, and Chief Inspector Alan Banks must get to the bottom of the village’s secrets. Second in the critically acclaimed Inspector Banks Mystery Series.
I started writing my story about three years ago, I was inspired after reading both of Frank Mcourt’s books Angelas Ashes, and tis, I saw a bit of similarity in my younger years to his. And always wanted to get my story out there. My interests are spending time with my grandchildren, Doting on my Maltese terrier Bailey, I am into my photography, Music, painting, and reading about Irish history. I like old classical movies. I love my Giants, Rangers, and Mets. And just enjoy my golden years.
Eternal principles of destiny discovery for accomplishment
Publisher: IBIRONKE BAYODE
Within every human creation of the living God is a channel of greatness for the radiation of God's glory all over the earth. Our lives, molded by the powerful hands of God was created and formed for an exclusive impact. We all have a destiny which is the place of your destination. Beloved you are created to cause a happening, born for something un-happen to happen, yet we must be aware that not all destiny carriers will achieve their destination because the devil is all out to terminate or reduce many destines to nothing. Many have presented their destiny on sale for the devil to buy out for destruction. This book will therefore spur you to discover your destiny, how to avoid destiny destroyer and know God's assignment for your life ways|principles of accomplishing the same. You are born to shine
This lively study challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period. It rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics
Whether you are just beginning your Personal Walk with God or have been on this highly significant journey for years, there are always questions that may not be discernable due to the living, growing, complex nature of the message of God’s Word; the Bible. Readers of this “God-breathed” Word often get distracted from its central theme; to know Jesus the Christ, by issues pertaining to the people, the situations, the rituals, the doctrines, and the stories they have heard, and maybe not read, which have been handed down for generations. This book is a collection of real questions asked by everyday people, Christians and those seeking to be Christians, on subjects ranging from “Jonah and the Whale” and “How to become a Christian”, to the actual validity of the Bible itself. The answers were broadcast on a weekly radio show by Pastor James R. Reese Jr. who’s Pastoral career spanned well over 60 years. It is an excellent source to accompany any Bible Study or just to pick up and begin reading. The first draft of this book was taken from the actual recordings of his broadcasts which took place in several different states over a time period of 50 years. The manuscript was first typed by Pastor James R. Reese Jr. himself on a now considered antique manual typewriter. It was then carried around in a box for many more years. At the urging of Pastor James R. Reese Jr.’s son, Pastor Scott Reese, the box was finally opened and its contents put on a computer file in 2003. The final editing began in 2010 and was completed in May of 2011 for presentation to the publisher. This book contains a wealth of information and knowledge inspired by a man who let his light shine “...before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). The completion of this book has been a labor of love for all of us involved and we pray that you will follow Pastor James R. Reese’s light and let your own light shine.
If you were able to talk to St. Francis of Assisi, what would you ask him? “Perhaps,” says James Howell,” the first question I’d want to ask Francis would be something like this: How did you do it? Were you real? How much of your story really happened? And I’m asking because I am wondering how I might do it: could I somehow grab a share of the life you had? The marvel in Francis’s story is that all he did seems entirely doable – but then, at the same time, ridiculously impossible. As I survey the bare facts of his life, it all seems so manageably simple, and yet unquestionably what happened was nothing short of miraculous.” In this spiritually apt look at the life, message, and meaning of St. Francis, Howell invites all of us to pose our most difficult spiritual questions to the saint–and to listen for the questions he asks of us in response.
A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush
Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick’s Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters. Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.
James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. A relative newcomer to politics, Michener served as the Democratic chairman in his native Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in a rural battleground precinct where the major controversies of the day—notably Kennedy’s Catholicism—brought cultural divides to the forefront. First published shortly after the 1960 election, Report of the County Chairman remains an intimate, gripping account of the power of grassroots political involvement. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Report of the County Chairman “A candid account of the Kennedy/Nixon campaign.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Fascinating . . . The personalities are vividly and vigorously sketched—the workers, the volunteers, the hatchet men, the pros and . . . key figures on the barnstorming tour.”—Kirkus Reviews “Instructive . . . Anti-Catholicism was not just a Southern problem. In Pennsylvania, accounts of increasing anti-Catholicism were widespread. No one documented this sentiment more clearly than famed Pennsylvania novelist James Michener.”—The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania)