Description : Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. On a hot August night in Milwaukee in the USA, a young artist and a gang leader's girlfriend are shot in the street, a woman dies mysteriously in the Mercy Hospital emergency room, and a famous artist is killed at the opening of an exhibition of his work. Dr Maxine Cassidy feels sure there must be a connection between these events and sets out to find it. Paperback-only version. Also available with Audio CDs including complete text recordings from the book.
Description : "Professional courtesy" for doctors in the tightly knit medical community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin means helping each other with medical cases and looking after each other's families. So when Dr. Maxine St. Clair, an emergency room physician, fails to save the life of Nanette Meyer, the wife of a prominent local surgeon, Dr. St. Clair believes it's her responsibility to find out why Nanette staggered into Maxine's ER with mysterious neurological symptoms and begged specifically for Dr. St. Clair's help. To Maxine's surprise, she is quickly warned off by Nanette's husband and other doctors with the stern reminder that "professional courtesy" also means hiding each other's blunders and asking probing questions is not a good idea, especially when Maxine had a romantic history with the husband. But it's too late for Maxine to stop searching for the truth. The autopsy she requested shows that the poison that killed the beautiful Nanette came from Maxine's own research lab. Now Maxine has to clear herself by tracing every step during Nanette's last day on earth-including why Nanette appeared in the ER dressed like a hooker, where she spent that evening, and who in the medical community gave her the poison that killed her.
Description : While investigating the death of a sculptor whose masterwork--fifteen chairs suspended from a ceiling--crashed down on him, Dr. Maxene St. Clair unearths a series of suspicious deaths. Original.
Description : Modern, original fiction for learners of English. When the wife of a prominent surgeon dies suddenly in the hospital emergency room of Mercy Hospital in Milwaukee, USA, Dr Maxine Cassidy suspects murder. Maxine is determined to find the killer and starts an investigation of her own. However, when someone tries to kill her, she begins to wonder which of her medical colleagues she can trust.
Description : A thousand unique gravestones cluster around old Presbyterian churches in the piedmont of the two Carolinas and in central Pennsylvania. Most are the vulnerable legacy of three generations of the Bigham family, Scotch Irish stonecutters whose workshop near Charlotte created the earliest surviving art of British settlers in the region. In The True Image, Daniel Patterson documents the craftsmanship of this group and the current appearance of the stones. In two hundred of his photographs, he records these stones for future generations and compares their iconography and inscriptions with those of other early monuments in the United States, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Combining his reading of the stones with historical records, previous scholarship, and rich oral lore, Patterson throws new light on the complex culture and experience of the Scotch Irish in America. In so doing, he explores the bright and the dark sides of how they coped with challenges such as backwoods conditions, religious upheavals, war, political conflicts, slavery, and land speculation. He shows that headstones, resting quietly in old graveyards, can reveal fresh insights into the character and history of an influential immigrant group.
Description : Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)