Description : The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!
Description : Written specifically for the person asking, "How did we get our Bible?" this book explains how we got our Bible, addressing the subjects of revelation, inspiration, inerrancy, authority, canonization, textual criticism, translations, and errors-apparent or real. Rather than isolated independent topics, this book provides a chart that demonstrates the interrelationship between the topics and offers questions for further study and discussion with each chapter. WILLIAM J. McRAE is President Emeritus of Tyndale College & Seminary in Toronto, Canada. He is also the author of _The Dynamics of Spiritual Gifts_, _Preparing for your Marriage_, and _Making a Good Thing Better_.
Description : New bookstore, new dead body Days away from the grand opening of her new bookstore, Dana Kirkpatrick couldn't be more excited, until her excitement turns to horror when she discovers a dead body between the bookshelves. Now Dana must find the killer, protect a valuable book collection, and hopefully, open her store as planned while her own life is in danger. Can the San Francisco transplant solve the case and open her bookstore before anyone else dies? Although this is a series the books stand alone and you can read them in any order you like. Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. Genre: beach cozy mystery series / international cozy mystery / women amateur sleuth / cat cozy mysteries / culinary cozy mysteries
Description : “A seductive page-turner” about a murderously ambitious cable-news star by the New York Times–bestselling author of Labor Day (The New York Times Book Review). Local weather reporter Suzanne Maretto craves nothing more than to transcend life at her suburban cable television news station and follow in the footsteps of her idol: Barbara Walters. When she concludes that her unglamorous husband is getting in the way of her dream of stardom, the solution seems obvious: Get rid of him. She seduces a fifteen-year-old admirer, Jimmy, and persuades him to do her dirty work. Mission accomplished, Suzanne takes to the airwaves in her new role as grieving widow, in search of a TV deal. If that means selling Jimmy down the river, she’s ready. Maynard’s brilliant, funny, and groundbreaking novel—adapted by Gus Van Sant into the cult classic movie of the same name, starring Nicole Kidman—was first published in 1992 before the era of manufactured stardom and the phenomenon of televised murder trials as entertainment. The book still stands as a razor-sharp satire of celebrity-fixated culture and the American obsession with TV—a novel that imagined the phenomenon of reality television before its creation, with alternately bone-chilling and hilarious accuracy. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Description : “Judi Vance has written one of the most important and informative consumer books on cosmetics today. It is a book I will use often as a reference and shopping guide.” – David Steinman – Author of Diet For A Poisoned Planet and co-author of The Safe Shoppers Bible “Concise and powerful!” – Rowan Hamilton – Cosmetic Scientist and Herbalist If you use any cosmetics you may be more at risk than you could imagine. Beauty to Die For is shocking, thought-provoking and rock solid in its research. This landmark book reveals the deathtraps in the cosmetics that we unwittingly use in our daily lives. It details the devastating toll that modern industry and government knowingly exact on the health of men, women, and children – and may sound the death knell for certain cosmetic industry practices. This book is a practical guide – an interactive tool – that teaches consumers how to shop safely and wisely. It translates the technical jargon into language that everyone can understand. It was written to help you identify the dangers in products you take for granted. Products you use everyday; products in which you put your faith and trust – yet these products threaten your very existence. This book not only illuminates the hazards, it provides sensible suggestions for creating a less toxic life. “Health isn’t a given, but it’s yours for the taking.” – Judi Vance –
Description : Jake Martin, not your ordinary sleuth, is a divorced, outsourced software engineer, handyman and writer, living in the foothills of Denver with his dog, Fred, a golden retriever. A propane grill explodes at a neighbor's barbeque, injuring a man who later dies. About to be accused of manslaughter, Jake has to prove the accident was really murder. Along the way, he encounters a poaching ring, blackmail and a meth lab, and falls in love with a beautiful game warden.
Description : Twelves year old, Mercy adores 60's hearttthrob Hector McKerrow, thanks to re-runs of his zany TV series. Desperate to find out more about him, she creates an Internet message board asking for information. But what begins as an innocent search quickly escalates into a fierce competition.
Description : Juliette Taylor walked away from her career as a supermodel twenty-five years ago. Now approaching fifty – an emotionally complex milestone -- she co-owns a beauty supply company that makes skincare products for salons and spas. Her niche is pampering Christian women who usually spend more time caring for others than for themselves under the slogan:Isn’t it time someone took care of YOU for a change?When Juliette arrives at the Palm Grotto Spa to host a spiritual retreat, she runs into an old modeling colleague, Raven, who had always been disliked in the industry for many reasons. She isn’t there for the retreat; in fact, her presence at the spa is somewhat mysterious.Not long after Raven makes a cryptic threat to Juliette, the unsympathetic back-then beauty is found dead, poisoned by something in the green clay of a chai soy wrap. The following morning, a banner for the retreat has been unceremoniously altered:It’s your turn to be nurtured, to be restored . . . to be murdered.Suspicion is directed at Juliette who has history with Raven and certainly knows how to use beauty products. But for murder?! Now she must find the real killer before the police really take care of her.
Description : Former hit man Taigen Banvard is desperately tracking the most dangerous prey he’s ever faced: his sister. Fighting demons from his past and lethal threats at every step, he follows the trail to Torrhent Lynd, an escaped convict and the stepdaughter of the man set on using his sister as a personal assassin. With time running out and his sister’s body count rising, can Taigen trust Torrhent long enough to put an end to his nightmares? Framed and convicted for a murder she didn’t commit, Torrhent Lynd has broken out of prison and is dead-set on getting revenge on her stepfather, the man who set her up. Running from the law and driven to mete out justice of her own, she can’t afford to trust anyone, including Taigen, the fierce and attractive man who might be the only chance she has to get out of this alive. With the FBI on their trail, a serial killer on the loose, and hired guns looking to silence them both, the two are forced into an uneasy alliance. As they race to settle their scores and fight to stay alive, each drop of blood they shed brings them closer to their targets, and dangerously closer to each other.