Description : Short stories featuring lesbians. The story, Houston, is on a black lesbian vampire, while Water with Wine is on a love affair between a black professor and a white student.
Description : THE THIRD ARTIE DEEMER MYSTERY Artie Deemer’s dog Jellyroll, the star of stage, screen, and retail packaging, is getting death threats from a pair of crazed stalkers. So the twosome and Artie’s live-in lover Crystal, a professional pool player, flee to a remote island off the coast of Maine, only to discover that their hideaway is over-run with an assortment of colorful killers…and that there’s a huge storm rolling in. And that’s only the beginning of their troubles.
Description : A complete re-imagining of the 1990s television hit Clarissa Explains it All as 20-something Clarissa tries to navigate the unemployment line, mompreneurs and the collision of two people in love. She was a smart, snappy, light-hearted girl who knew it all at fourteen and let television audiences everywhere know it. Now a woman in her late twenties, her searching blue eyes are more serious, but mostly amused by the people around her. The gap-toothed smile that made her seem younger than she really was is gone, but she still lightens up the room. Her unpredictable wardrobe rocks just like when she was a kid, but her fashion sense has evolved and it makes men and women turn their heads. After leaving high school early, Clarissa interned at the Daily Post while attending night school. At the ripe old age of twenty- two she had it made - her own journalism beat (fashion, gender politics and crime), an affordable apartment in FiDi and a livable wage. She was so totally ahead of the game. Ah, those were the days! All three of them. Remember the Stock Market Crash of 08? Remember when people actually bought newspapers? All of Clarissa's charming obsessions, charts, graphs, and superstitions have survived into adulthood, but they've evolved into an ever-greater need to claw the world back under control. Her mid-twenties crisis has left her with a whole set of things she can't explain: an ex-boyfriend turned stalker, her parents' divorce, a micro relationship with the cute coffee guy, java addiction, "To-Flue Glue," and then there's Sam. Where's Sam anyway? Things I Can't Explain is about knowing it all in your teens and then feeling like you know nothing in your twenties. It is an entertaining and must-read sequel to all fans of Mitchell Kriegman's Nickelodeon TV show,Clarissa Explains It All.
Description : Be Afraid. . . It's a beautiful house--a perfect place to live. To dream. To start a life together. It's the perfect place for so many things, he thinks as he puts on the gloves and reaches for her, enjoying her screams. But today, it's a perfect place to die. Be Very Afraid. . . Steerforth, Connecticut, was once an idyllic, sleepy New England town. But now, the leafy streets and picture-perfect houses have turned shadowy and menacing, every small detail suddenly becoming suspect: lost toys placed carefully on back porches, lights blazing in a house that should be empty, closet doors standing slightly ajar, mysterious flowers wrapped in black tissue paper. And the bodies... Or Else You're As Good As Dead. . . A serial killer has come to Connecticut. He is watching, honing his skills, waiting, for the perfect time to make them pay for what they've done. And when he's through, home will never be sweet again...
Description : ALL THREE OF DALLAS MURPHY’S ARTIE DEEMER NOVELS IN ONE VOLUME Artie Deemer lives off his dog Jellyroll, star of movies TV and dog food advertising. In the Edgar-Award finalist Lover Man, Artie becomes a reluctant detective when his ex-girlfriend is killed. In Lush Life, Artie falls for a sexy pool player whose sleazy ex-husband has disappeared with $14 million of his company’s assets. Now Artie finds himself in the middle of wild caper involving the mob and the CIA. In Don’t Explain, Jellyroll has become the target of death threats from crazed stalkers, so Artie takes him to a remote island, only to discover their hideaway is overrun with an assortment of colorful killers.
Description : In the small town of Shadyside, don't stay up late, because horrible things can happen... Both day and night, Lisa Brooks is plagued with nightmares and hallucinations. Could they be caused by the horrifying accident that landed her in the hospital for weeks? When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her little boy, Lisa jumps at the chance to keep busy and take her mind off of her troubling thoughts. But then the murders start -- and her friends begin dying one by one. Are Lisa's nightmares coming true? Find out in the next installment of R.L. Stine's Fear Street series, Don't Stay Up Late.
Description : Don’t Worry About It is a hilarious read for those who need a good laugh, kid or grown-up. The comical stories contain a cast of colorful characters and some downright funny misadventures. The author reminisces about highlights from youth that readers of any age will identify with, from a kid accidentally crapping his pants and trying to avoid detection, to a delinquent running wild on a sack-tapping spree. Readers who enjoyed the author’s first book, Rugged Knuckles and Painful Chuckles, are sure like this one even more. The stories are poignantly illustrated by the author’s son, Vince Maul.