Shadows in the Vineyard

Shadows in the Vineyard
Author: Maximillian Potter
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN: 1455516082
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows in the Vineyard Book Excerpt:

Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romance-Conti, Burgundy's finest and most expensive wine. In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romance-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an anonymous note threatening the destruction of his priceless vines by poison—a crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murder—unless he paid a one million euro ransom. Villaine believed it to be a sick joke, but that proved a fatal miscalculation and the crime shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Vanity Fair journalist Maximillian Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by some of France's top detectives, the primary suspect's suicide, and a dramatic investigation. This botanical crime threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine. Shadows in the Vineyard takes us deep into a captivating world full of fascinating characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a local culture defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that runs through it.

Shadows in the Vineyard

Shadows in the Vineyard
Author: Maximillian Potter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780014003679
Category: Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows in the Vineyard Book Excerpt:

Relates how the author, on assignment in Burgundy for "Vanity Fair," uncovered a plot to poison the vines of one of France's most storied vineyards, which threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine.

Vineyard Stalker

Vineyard Stalker
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN: 9781416545958
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vineyard Stalker Book Excerpt:

J.W. Jackson, ex-Boston cop turned fisherman, cook, and jack-of-all-trades, is alone on the Vineyard while his wife and children visit relatives. A request from Carole Cohen comes as a blessed diversion. Carole wants J.W. to find the person who’s stalking her brother, Roland. Known locally as “The Monk” for his reclusive ways, Roland lives on a beautiful piece of Vineyard real estate that he co-owns with his cousin Sally Oliver. A number of people, including Sally, would do almost anything to convince Roland to sell. Does that include violence? When a body turns up near Roland's land, J.W. has to find out.

Vineyard Chill

Vineyard Chill
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 9781416579601
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vineyard Chill Book Excerpt:

For year-round Vineyard residents J.W. Jackson and his wife, Zee, winter brings its own beauty, with uncrowded streets and cozy nights by the fire, but it can also bring danger. There’s a chill in the air one January day when J.W. receives a surprising visit from long-ago pal Clay Stockton. Clay has come to J.W. not to relive the reckless days of their youth but to ask J.W. for help. He’s in big trouble and needs to lie low on the Vineyard. And it isn’t just Clay who needs J.W.’s assistance; J.W.’s pal Bonzo has made a frightening discovery and becomes a “person of interest” to the police. With two friends in trouble and his own family receiving threats, J.W. must summon all of his investigative skills to try to restore order to his beloved island home, where fishing and good food should always take precedence over murder.

Vineyard Prey

Vineyard Prey
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-06-18
ISBN: 9781439105092
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vineyard Prey Book Excerpt:

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and hunting season is in full swing on the Vineyard. J.W. Jackson—retired cop, dedicated fisherman, and passionate cook—is more or less holed up with his wife, Zee, and their two spunky kids for the winter. Still, the world has a way of intruding. When J.W.’s old Vietnam buddy, Joe Begay, asks to be met on Cape Cod and smuggled back to the island, J.W. knows something’s not right. Soon, the facts begin to emerge: A few years ago, Begay and five fellow government agents were caught in the chaos of a bloody mission. Today, only two of the five remain. The others have died unexpectedly, and a killer known as the Easter Bunny may now be trailing Begay. Can J.W. divert the Bunny long enough for Begay to take him out?

Vineyard Enigma

Vineyard Enigma
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-03-05
ISBN: 0743233913
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vineyard Enigma Book Excerpt:

With the arrival of warm weather and good fishing, life should be great for J.W. Jackson and his wife, Zee. Something’s wrong, though. The morning newspaper brings an update on the case of the Headless Horseman, a corpse found six months ago. Such murders are rare on the Vineyard, and J.W. wonders if a killer is wandering free on the island. Something’s wrong at home, too. Zee seems curiously distant. J.W. gets a distraction in the form of Abraham Mahsimba, a mysterious man searching for two ancient soapstone eagles. Mahsimba follows their trail to the Vineyard and enlists J.W.’s help. The search for the eagles pits them against some of the most powerful figures in the Vineyard’s art world, including some who would stop at nothing to add forbidden objects to their collections.

Dead in Vineyard Sand

Dead in Vineyard Sand
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0743270444
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead in Vineyard Sand Book Excerpt:

When the body of a radical environmentalist is discovered in a golf course sandtrap, J. W. Jackson finds himself named a prime suspect and sets about identifying the true killer from among a horde of developers, golfers, and other potential culprits. By the author of A Vineyard Killing. 35,000 first printing.

A Vineyard Killing

A Vineyard Killing
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2003-05-27
ISBN: 0743257650
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Vineyard Killing Book Excerpt:

It's March on Martha’s Vineyard. Too early for bluefish, but not too early for trouble. The winds are brisk and there’s still a chill coming in off the ocean. The mood is gloomy, and for good reason. Former Olympic fencing champion turned millionaire real estate developer Donald Fox has targeted the island for his newest moneymaking scheme. With land values huge and many longtime residents in possession of fuzzy deeds of sometimes dubious legal value, Fox and his team plan to force people to sell cheap. Give up now or we’ll fight you in court...or worse.

Murder at a Vineyard Mansion

Murder at a Vineyard Mansion
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-06-15
ISBN: 0743262921
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder at a Vineyard Mansion Book Excerpt:

The Vineyard’s criminal du jour, “the Silencer,” is loved by many and hated by some for his campaign to destroy the audio systems in music-blasting party houses and open-windowed vehicles. Owners of said houses and vehicles feel both fear and hate, while some residents who seek silence silently cheer. J.W. Jackson, former cop and now a part-time investigator, finds it difficult to get too excited about the Silencer’s crimes. J.W.’s a classical music man himself, which may explain his reluctance to take the so-called crimes very seriously. The fun stops, however, when someone is killed—a night watchman is thrown over a cliff near a large new Chappaquiddick mansion. Who will be next?

Wine Trails USA Canada

Wine Trails   USA   Canada
Author: Lonely Planet Food
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1788682157
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wine Trails USA Canada Book Excerpt:

Following the success of Wine Trails, we now bring you 40 perfect weekends in North American wine country, introducing vineyards in regions including Sonoma, Walla Walla, Finger Lakes, Texas Hill Country and Okanagan, as well as celebrating secret gems off the beaten path.

Mystery Women Volume Two Revised

Mystery Women  Volume Two  Revised
Author: Colleen Barnett
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN: 1615950095
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystery Women Volume Two Revised Book Excerpt:

DIVMany bibliographers focus on women who write. Lawyer Barnett looks at women who detect, at women as sleuths and at the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Excellent for all women's studies programs as well as for the mystery hound. Look at the popularity of such reading guides as Willetta Heising's Detecting Women (3rd ed. 0-9644593-7-X) or Amanda Cross' fiction (Honest Doubt 0-345-44011-0 11/00)./div

The Vineyard of Hopes and Dreams

The Vineyard of Hopes and Dreams
Author: Kathleen O'Brien
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1459223659
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vineyard of Hopes and Dreams Book Excerpt:

As a reckless teenager, Colby Malone made a catastrophic mistake. One he's regretted every day since. So when Hayley Watson—the woman he's never forgotten—returns to sell her family's vineyard, he seizes the opportunity to make amends. But she's not making this easy for him. Hayley wants nothing to do with him or Sonoma, California. And the intense attraction between them? Yeah, she's ready to ignore that, too. Colby must convince her to take a chance on him…on them. And what better place to do that than the land that sparked all their dreams of a future together?

Facts about Alcoholism

Facts about Alcoholism
Author: Louis Pierre Bosman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1947
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Alcoholism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facts about Alcoholism Book Excerpt:

The Shadow of a Great Rock

The Shadow of a Great Rock
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0300180012
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadow of a Great Rock Book Excerpt:

A richly insightful reading of the King James Bible as a literary masterwork, published for the text's 400-year anniversary The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary tour. Distilling the insights acquired from a significant portion of his career as a brilliant critic and teacher, he offers readers at last the book he has been writing "all my long life," a magisterial and intimately perceptive reading of the King James Bible as a literary masterpiece. Bloom calls it an "inexplicable wonder" that a rather undistinguished group of writers could bring forth such a magnificent work of literature, and he credits William Tyndale as their fountainhead. Reading the King James Bible alongside Tyndale's Bible, the Geneva Bible, and the original Hebrew and Greek texts, Bloom highlights how the translators and editors improved upon—or, in some cases, diminished—the earlier versions. He invites readers to hear the baroque inventiveness in such sublime books as the Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Job, and alerts us to the echoes of the King James Bible in works from the Romantic period to the present day. Throughout, Bloom makes an impassioned and convincing case for reading the King James Bible as literature, free from dogma and with an appreciation of its enduring aesthetic value.

Third Strike

Third Strike
Author: Philip R. Craig,William G. Tapply
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-12-04
ISBN: 1416554629
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third Strike Book Excerpt:

Eminent mystery authors Philip R. Craig and William G. Tapply team up for a richly nuanced new installment in the Brady Coyne/J. W. Jackson series that is a tribute not only to two witty, smart fictional sleuths but also to the enduring friendship of their creators. It's late August, just when thousands of vacationers on beautiful Martha's Vineyard are preparing to go home so the kids can return to school. There's a problem, though. A union has gone on strike, paralyzing the Steamship Authority, which runs the ferries to "America," and creating panic and anger among many tourists and islanders alike. When an explosion destroys a boat's engine room and kills the striker who apparently planted the bomb, J. W. Jackson, once a Boston cop but now an island man-of-all-work, reluctantly agrees to the widow's pleas that he attempt to prove her husband innocent of the crime. As J.W. begins inquiries, he discovers a complex series of relationships among strikers, scabs, and boat owners, and encounters violence of his own. Meanwhile, Boston attorney Brady Coyne gets a call from a former client now living full-time on the Vineyard, who tells him about a group of armed men loading and unloading mysterious crates at a dock at midnight. Jackson and Coyne get together and discover that not only are their cases connected but that time is running out for them to prevent a crime that could have international ramifications -- and their only hope will be to confront dedicated killers face-to-face....With its winning contrast of page-turning suspense and evocative Vineyard ambiance, Third Strike is crime fiction at its best.

Vineyard Shadows

Vineyard Shadows
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vineyard Shadows Book Excerpt:

The Ladies Repository

The Ladies  Repository
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Universalism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ladies Repository Book Excerpt:

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-02
ISBN: 9780835247498
Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 Book Excerpt:

Hot Sun Cool Shadow

Hot Sun  Cool Shadow
Author: Angela Murrills
Publsiher: Allison & Busby
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 0749017252
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hot Sun Cool Shadow Book Excerpt:

An unabashed celebration of slow food and authentique living – Languedoc style Ten years ago, Angela Murrills and Peter Matthews began their love affair with the Languedoc. Stretching from the Rhône River in south-central France to the Pyrenees and the Spanish border, it is one of Europe’s oldest and most historic regions. Its wonders include the castles of the Cathars; the Carmargue marshes, home to wild white horses; superb Roman ruins such as the arena at Nîmes; and Carcassonne, Europe’s greatest fortified town. But what really attracted Murrills and Matthews was the locals’ love of food and wine. As their trips became longer and the dream of owning their own house took shape, they began to discover another way of living, a slower one based on gastronomic pleasure and the really important things in life: hunting for mushrooms, visits to the market, long lunches and heated debates about the best way to make cassoulet. An unabashed celebration of the joys of food and life’s simple pleasures, Hot Sun, Cool Shadow tells the story of the couple’s discovery of the Languedoc, area by area, dish by dish. It includes more than thirty recipes and sixty of Peter Matthews delightful illustrations.

The Urban Vineyard

The Urban Vineyard
Author: Paul Olding
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2015-04
ISBN: 1326092243
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Urban Vineyard Book Excerpt:

A guide to growing grapes in your garden, on an allotment or other urban space and making delicious home made wine. This book tells the story of amateur vintner and vigneron Paul Olding as he follows his dream to establish a successful urban vineyard in the suburbs of southeast London. An award winning television producer and director by day, for years Paul harboured a dream of setting up a vineyard somewhere close to home, home being the suburbs of London. But was it possible to grow grapes and make fabulous wine in the (sub)urban jungle? He decided to give it a go. With the help of his family, Paul realised his dream and now shares his experience so you too can create your own urban vineyard.