Studs Tools And Fools

Author: Kathleen Hering
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781515222651
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"Jack fell down and broke his crown . . ." Laura Howard didn't plan to take down a bank robber. Any more than she meant to subvert the police investigation following the bank heist . . . Now all she wants is to reclaim her quiet life as an interior decorator in Portland, Oregon. Right on cue, that peaceful existence explodes again when local TV newsmen broadcast the photo taken of Laura during the bank robbery. Is her life now in danger? Are the hate notes and home invasions related to her heroism at the bank? Is she responsible for the death of a local hero? Or, is something more sinister at play? Laura Howard and her pesky cat Louise return in Book 3 of the Designer Mystery series along with building contractor Russell Graham, zany Aunt Esther, and much of the Portland Oregon Police Bureau. This time it may take all of them to separate the skunks from the scoundrels in the police lineup.

Flipped

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307484956
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The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.” But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’ s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed. This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny voices. Wendelin Van Draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition. They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.

Hammered Nailed And Screwed

Author: Kathleen Hering
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781475000764
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Interior decorator Laura Howard is receiving messages from her husband on her telephone answering machine. It's his voice all right. But his ashes are in the urn on Laura's fireplace mantle. . .Now wealthy from her husband's life insurance benefits, Laura tries to put her life in order. She strains to keep her sense of humor and sanity as vandals destroy her car and burglars ransack her house. Is it the final straw when the new resident of the home she shared with her late husband is killed on the very designer tile Laura selected for the entryway?All this—plus mysterious and threatening messages from her cheating, lying, no-good husband—begins to push the ever-tasteful Laura to that tacky place known as despair.Oregon Detective Chris Pfeifer has everyone including Laura on his suspect list while Laura has everyone including Detective Pfeifer on her dinner date list. Between decorating gigs, Laura and her co-workers – a cantankerous retiree and a handsome young contractor – assist Detective Pfeifer as he unravels the truth behind the bizarre twists in Laura's life.

A Study In Ashes

Author: Emma Jane Holloway
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345545672
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As part of her devil’s bargain with the industrial steam barons, Evelina Cooper is finally enrolled in the Ladies’ College of London. However, she’s attending as the Gold King’s pet magician, handcuffed and forbidden contact with even her closest relation, the detective Sherlock Holmes. But Evelina’s problems are only part of a larger war. The Baskerville affair is finally coming to light, and the rebels are making their move to wrest power from the barons and restore it to Queen Victoria. Missing heirs and nightmare hounds are the order of the day—or at least that’s what Dr. Watson is telling the press. But their plans are doomed unless Evelina escapes to unite her magic with the rebels’ machines—and even then her powers aren’t what they used to be. A sorcerer has awakened a dark hunger in Evelina’s soul, and only he can keep her from endangering them all. The only problem is . . . he’s dead. Praise for A Study in Ashes “Holloway’s skill for creating a richly imagined, immersive world shines.”—RT Book Reviews “A Study in Ashes overflows with Holloway’s signature humor and apparently boundless imagination.”—Booktalk & More “The best book of the series . . . absolutely wonderful . . . I really can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Hidden in Pages “Brilliantly executed . . . my favorite book of 2013 . . . what a stunning conclusion to such a phenomenal series!”—Fresh Fiction “Even grander than the books before it with its drama, adventure, intrigue, romance, paranormal, gadgetry and just exciting twistiness to its storyline.”—Delighted Reader Praise for Emma Jane Holloway’s A Study in Silks “This book has just about everything: magic, machines, mystery, mayhem, and all the danger one expects when people’s loves and fears collide. I can’t wait to return to the world of Evelina Cooper!”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles “As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, investigating murder while navigating the complicated shoals of Society—and romance—in an alternate Victorian England, Evelina Cooper is a charming addition to the canon.”—Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel’s Legacy series “Holloway takes us for quite a ride, as her plot snakes through an alternate Victorian England full of intrigue, romance, murder, and tiny sandwiches. Full of both thrills and frills.”—Nicole Peeler, author of the Jane True series “A Study in Silks is a charming, adventurous ride with a heroine who is both clever and talented. The brushes with the Sherlock Holmes mythos only add to the fun of this tale, and readers are bound to fall in love with Evelina and the London she inhabits.”—Philippa Ballantine, author of Geist “Holloway’s clever writing, attention to detail, and sublime characters forge a fascinating world that combines brass-plated steampunk technology with magic.”—Susan Griffith, author of the Vampire Empire series From the Paperback edition.

The Art Of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Irish Chain

Author: Earlene Fowler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101500255
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Meet Benni Harper...a spirited ex-cowgirl, quilter, and folk-art expert who's staking out her own corner of the contemporary American West. She's got an eye for murderous designs--and a talent for piecing together the most complex and cold-blooded crimes. Benni's taking time from her job at the folk-art museum to sponsor a "senior prom" at San Celina's retirement home. During the dance, she's surprised to find herself waltzing with Clay O'Hara, the Colorado cowboy she had a crush on when she was seventeen. She's even more surprised when Clay's uncle and an elderly woman are found dead in one of the residents' rooms. Now Benni's trying to find a link between the two victims--and the common thread that bound them together in death...

Twice Tempted By A Rogue

Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0091948835
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Horses, gambling, and secrets are the games played by the men of the Stud Club--until love raises the stakes--in the second book of Dare's historical back-to-back romance trilogy. Original.

The Liar

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161351
Size: 30.95 MB
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In a “sexy, suspenseful read,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers “a slow-burning fuse of a plot that ultimately explodes in a nail-biting conclusion.”* Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions… The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed. Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning... *Booklist (starred review) From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sweeter With You

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1459296567
Size: 70.78 MB
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery turns up the heat with this reader-favorite Fool’s Gold novella about food, finding yourself and falling in love; originally available only in the Fool’s Gold Cookbook, now available to be enjoyed as a standalone short story. Ana Raquel’s greatest passion is food: she’s a gifted chef with the experience to prove it. Armed with an Airstream trailer-turned-mobile-kitchen, she’s back in her hometown of Fool’s Gold, California, ready to make her dreams of running her own kitchen come true. There’s just one problem—one tall, dark-eyed, utterly exasperating problem: Greg Clary, her archnemesis. Greg has always one-upped her at everything. He even has a restaurant in Fool’s Gold that’s wildly successful. And when the mayor asks Ana to collaborate with Greg on a cookbook, she’s forced to confront her unresolved feelings for him. Ana can craft the most delicate soufflé, but can she navigate the desire of her own heart? A Fool's Gold series novella. Originally published in The Fool’s Gold Cookbook.

The Church Of The Comic Spirit

Author: Paul Wiebe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780971859944
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One evening Father Alazon Lecher appears on a popular talk show to announce that he has received a series of revelations. Several God-sent angels, he says, instructed him to find and translate a set of twelve scrolls, then choose four disciples to help him interpret these scriptures-the Bear Lake Scrolls-and establish the Church of the Comic Spirit. The Scrolls, the original versions of some famous Bible stories, form the centerpiece of this novel. Each of the twelve tales has a distinct plot, style, and characters, who are cast in the roles of rogues, buffoons, fools, and schlemiels. God is often the central character, though his role and traits change from story to story. The teachings of the church are set forth in a brief catechism consisting of answers to FAQs, e.g.: Whether God exists or whether someone has been posing as God? Whether irreverence is the highest virtue? Whether laughter is the way to salvation?