By Tamar Myers
“A very humorous series.”
—Green Bay Press-Gazette
After 16 delightfully madcap books, Tamar Myers’s hilarious Den of Antiquity comfortable secret sequence involves an in depth with The Glass is often Greener. a true demise at a faux wake will get Charleston, South Carolina antiques broker Abigail Timberlake Washburn into severe sizzling water during this masterful comfortable farewell from the writer of The Witchdoctor’s Wife, The Headhunter’s Daughter, and the Magdelena Yoder mysteries. Collectables connoisseurs and Antiques Roadshow nuts won’t are looking to pass over a unmarried minute of Abby’s beginner sleuthing.
By Elaine Viets
Secret consumer Josie Marcus's record approximately Danessa Celedine's particular shop is under stellar, and it may well price the style diva fifty million money. yet Danessa's monetary destiny turns into moot while she's stumbled on murdered, strangled with one in all her personal thousand-dollar snakeskin belts-and Josie is accused of the crime.
By Angelika Horstkotte (auth.)
Warum eigentlich eine besondere services zu "Mädchen auf dem Land"? Sind das nicht Mädchen wie überall sonst auch? Vielleicht ein bißchen braver, ein bißchen biederer, ein bißchen doofer, eben immer ein bißchen ,hinterher', aber sonst? Sie sind doch speedy schon wie ,normal'. Wohl ein bißchen rückstän dig, aber zum Glück doch längst nicht mehr so hinterwäldlerische ,Bauerntram pel' wie früher. was once sollte es an ihnen wohl Besonderes, Erwähnenswertes ge ben? Weder sind sie nennenswert auffällig, noch werden sie es. Sie machen keine Schlagzeilen, besetzen selten Häuser, zeigen sich weniger ,bewegt', haben auch nicht so differenzierte und bunte Kulturen und Stile wie Mädchen in der Stadt. Bewegungen in der Jugend sind ja - ob mit Freude, ob mit Schrecke- unübersehbar zu verzeichnen, aber die spielen sich doch wie immer woanders ab. Darauf haben sich Interessen zu richten, weil sich da was once tut. was once aber gibt es langweiligeres als Land und dann ausgerechnet noch Mädchen auf dem Land.
By Laura Levine
At the frontlines of the conflict of the bulge, differently often called making an attempt on bathing matches within the communal dressing room at Loehmann's, freelance author Jaine Austen makes a brand new good friend - a wannabe actress named Pam - and will get a brand new task: polishing up Pam's bare-bones resume. Their feeling of connection is mutual, so Pam invitations Jaine to hitch The PMS membership - a women's help team that meets as soon as per week over guacamole and margaritas. yet becoming a member of the membership proves to be extra a curse than a blessing for Jaine. even though she is warned that Rochelle, the hostess, makes a guacamole to die for, Jaine by no means takes the caution actually. till one other PMS member, Marybeth, drops useless over a mouthful of the fairway stuff after confessing she is having an affair with Rochelle's husband. whereas Rochelle and her husband are the most obvious suspects, every body at that night's assembly is less than suspicion, together with Jaine. So, rather than dishing dust with The PMS membership, Jaine has to dig up airborne dirt and dust at the surviving contributors. and shortly it turns into transparent: a person during this membership thinks getting away with homicide will be a privilege of membership...
By Tim Myers
After his ex-girlfriend is located useless, Harrison Black, proprietor of At Wick's finish, unearths out simply how scorching previous flames-and a ruthless killer-can burn.
By Mary Daheim
As her myriad of fanatics can attest, USA Today bestselling writer Mary Daheim creates brilliant mysteries peopled with amazing characters as quirky as they're endearing. The Seattle Times says Daheim is “one of the brightest stars in our city’s literary constellation”—and the recognition of her impossible to resist Pacific Northwest crime sequence has swept around the state. Now the unfaltering Emma Lord is again in her hugely expected hardcover debut.
For a small city newspaper like The Alpine Advocate, a brand new play on the local people university is gigantic information. Editor and writer Emma Lord is duty-bound to wait establishing evening, yet expects the beginner company will serve simply as a remedy for insomnia. The play is dubbed “a black comedy,” however the purely laughs Emma will get are from the undesirable appearing and the wretched script. And whereas the turgid creation makes Wagner’s Ring cycle look like a vignette, the genuine drama starts in advance of the ultimate curtain.
Hans Berenger, dean of scholars, wasn’t popular or good cherished round Alpine, however the viewers came upon his loss of life scene really convincing—until they learned he wasn’t performing. nobody can say how or while the blanks within the prop gun have been changed with the true bullets that killed Berenger, however the checklist of suspects reads like a playbill of the solid and group. all of them had chance, entry, and their very own axes to grind with the thespically challenged dean.
Seeking the help of Vida Runkel, the Advocate’s redoubtable apartment and residential editor, Emma Lord vows to resolve a secret that spirals out into unforeseen areas. As Emma units the degree for the main most likely suspect, she reveals herself in a two-character scene whose subsequent cue can make the resolute editor take a final—and permanent—bow.
By Paul A. Keddy (auth.)
Competition is without doubt one of the most crucial components controlling the distribution and abundance of dwelling creatures. Sperm cells racing up reproductive tracts, beetle larvae fighting inside of unmarried seeds, birds protecting territories, and bushes interfering with the sunshine to be had to neighbours, are all engaged in pageant for restricted assets. besides predation and mutualism, festival is without doubt one of the 3 significant organic forces that gather residing groups. fresh experimental paintings, a lot of it purely from the previous couple of a long time, has stronger human wisdom of the superiority of pageant in nature. There are acacia bushes that use ants to wreck vines, beetles that compete in arenas for entry to dung balls, tadpoles that it appears poison their neighbours, birds that ruin the eggs of power rivals, and crops that go together with fungi so as to bring up entry to soil assets. whereas meant as an up to date reference paintings at the country of this department of ecology, the various non-technical examples will make attention-grabbing examining for people with a common curiosity in nature.
Greatly extended from the 1st prize-winning version, there are totally new chapters, together with one on assets and one other on festival gradients in nature. the writer freely levels throughout all significant taxonomic teams looking for facts. The query of no matter if festival happens isn't any longer invaluable, the writer keeps; fairly the problem is to figure out whilst and the place every one type of festival is necessary in ordinary platforms. accordingly, versions of pageant comparable to depth, asymmetry and hierarchies are singled out for specific recognition. The booklet concludes with the problems of discovering normal rules in complicated ecological groups, and illustrates the restrictions on wisdom that come up out of the biased behavior of scientists themselves.
Competition are available in different places in residing structures except ecological groups, at sub-microscopic scales within the interactions of enzymes and neural pathways, and over huge geographic parts within the unfold of human populations and contrasting rules concerning the international. Human societies are for that reason additionally tested for proof of the categories of festival came upon between different residing organisms. utilizing an array of ancient examples, together with Biblical conflicts, using noblemen's sons within the Crusades, the Viking raids in Europe, strategic bombing campaigns within the moment global conflict, and ethnic battles of the Balkans, the ebook illustrates how many of the elements of festival illustrated with vegetation and animals will be prolonged to the interactions of people and their societies.
By Linda Gerber
It was once just a couple of weeks in the past that Aphra Connolly’s existence replaced thoroughly. She have been dwelling a quiet life on her father’s secluded island lodge, until eventually Seth Mulo became up and stole her center . . . and supplied details that led her to discover her mother in Seattle. however the reunion isn’t relatively what she anticipated. Aphra’s mother, Natalie, doesn’t look satisfied to work out Aphra, and Natalie’s boyfriend, Joe, insists that Aphra move domestic. Even worse, Seth exhibits up, purely to invite her to come back the hoop he gave her the former summer season. at the very least Natalie’s hunky neighbor is sympathetic. but if Joe is located useless at a close-by espresso store, Aphra discovers her entire journey to Seattle has been in line with a lie. And now a person simply may be attempting to kill her. . . .
By Leslie Meier
Haunted-house events and ghostly galas...grinning pumpkins, mayhem and homicide. it will be one heck of a Halloween for Lucy Stone and Tinker's Cove...It's October in Maine, and everybody in Tinker's Cove is getting ready for the yearly Halloween competition. whereas Lucy Stone is whipping up orange-frosted cupcakes, recycling tutus for her daughters' Halloween costumes, supporting her son together with his pre-teen uprising, and breast-feeding her brand-new child, an arsonist is free in Tinker's Cove. whilst the most recent fireplace claims the lifetime of the landlord of the town's oldest condominium, arson becomes murder...While the townsfolk paintings to remodel a dilapidated mansion right into a haunted condo for the All-Ghouls competition, the search for the wrongdoer heats up. Trick-or-treat turns lethal as a bit digging in the entire improper areas places Lucy too as regards to a surprising discovery which can ship all her best-laid plans up in smoke...