Eighteen-year-old Nina has gone missing, and her mother, Maggie, is desperate. She begs her friend Connie to search for her daughter, although Connie has no expertise in detective work. She reluctantly agrees to do what she can, but when it’s clear that Nina was abducted, it becomes a police investigation. Sergeant Bowering and Constable Fielding of the Brandon Police Service soon discover a number of suspects in the case, but proof is missing, and the clues are getting more confusing every day. Meanwhile, there is no sign of Nina anywhere. Should Connie stay out of it, as she is advised to do? But she made a promise to her friend; and she won’t break her word, even when it becomes clear that by persisting in her quest, she puts herself in danger.
Release on 2006-11-28 | by Joseph R. Gannascoli,Allen C. Kupfer
A Culinary Novel of Crime
Author: Joseph R. Gannascoli,Allen C. Kupfer
Pubpsher: Forge Books
Benny Lacoco is a "food fence". A load of frozen shrimp falls off of a truck, or perhaps a few cases of olive oil or some nice expensive wine with an unpronounceable name comes into your possession, Benny is the guy who can move it for you. No questions asked. He's well connected and a man of respect. But there is another side to Benny. He's a gourmet cook who once aspired to be a renowned restaurateur...but business (and other matters equally unsavory) got in the way. Now Benny has been summoned to cook a special meal for some of his associates on the occasion of the big man being sent up the river. This gives Benny the chance to prepare the meal of his life, A MEAL TO DIE FOR, because word has it that someone in their midst is a rat, and some things just can't be forgiven. From the abundant antipasto of chicken liver mousse, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, grilled sardines, and other delicacies to the creamy delight of crayfish bisque, three types of pasta, and main entrees of roasted lamb, baked snapper, and chicken with artichokes and sausage, we are treated to flashbacks of Benny's life in a novel that blends the best of Big Night with Goodfellas. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A lifelong horror movie fan, Richard Cosgrove serves up his thoughts on 25 of his favourite genre flicks that are perfect for that most hallowed of rituals, the Saturday Night Fright Flick. Grab a cold beer, order in your favourite pizza and join him as he slices and dices his way through four decades of horror movies, and find out why these films are To Die For.....
“A seductive page-turner” about a murderously ambitious cable-news star by the New York Times–bestselling author of Labor Day (The New York Times Book Review). Local weather reporter Suzanne Maretto craves nothing more than to transcend life at her suburban cable television news station and follow in the footsteps of her idol: Barbara Walters. When she concludes that her unglamorous husband is getting in the way of her dream of stardom, the solution seems obvious: Get rid of him. She seduces a fifteen-year-old admirer, Jimmy, and persuades him to do her dirty work. Mission accomplished, Suzanne takes to the airwaves in her new role as grieving widow, in search of a TV deal. If that means selling Jimmy down the river, she’s ready. Maynard’s brilliant, funny, and groundbreaking novel—adapted by Gus Van Sant into the cult classic movie of the same name, starring Nicole Kidman—was first published in 1992 before the era of manufactured stardom and the phenomenon of televised murder trials as entertainment. The book still stands as a razor-sharp satire of celebrity-fixated culture and the American obsession with TV—a novel that imagined the phenomenon of reality television before its creation, with alternately bone-chilling and hilarious accuracy. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
“Judi Vance has written one of the most important and informative consumer books on cosmetics today. It is a book I will use often as a reference and shopping guide.” – David Steinman – Author of Diet For A Poisoned Planet and co-author of The Safe Shoppers Bible “Concise and powerful!” – Rowan Hamilton – Cosmetic Scientist and Herbalist If you use any cosmetics you may be more at risk than you could imagine. Beauty to Die For is shocking, thought-provoking and rock solid in its research. This landmark book reveals the deathtraps in the cosmetics that we unwittingly use in our daily lives. It details the devastating toll that modern industry and government knowingly exact on the health of men, women, and children – and may sound the death knell for certain cosmetic industry practices. This book is a practical guide – an interactive tool – that teaches consumers how to shop safely and wisely. It translates the technical jargon into language that everyone can understand. It was written to help you identify the dangers in products you take for granted. Products you use everyday; products in which you put your faith and trust – yet these products threaten your very existence. This book not only illuminates the hazards, it provides sensible suggestions for creating a less toxic life. “Health isn’t a given, but it’s yours for the taking.” – Judi Vance –
The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Dana Sue Gray
Author: Kathy Braidhill
Category: True Crime
Impeccably dressed, meticulously neat, Dana Sue Gray spared no expense on herself. Dropping thousands of dollars on a shopping binge or a luxurious day spa was nothing out of the ordinary for Dana--nor for many wealthy women. But Dana wasn't wealthy--she was an unemployed nurse. She was also a serial murderess, who preyed upon elderly women, violently killed them, then used their credit cards to embark on wild, post-murder spending sprees. Women serial killers are rare--there are only 36 documented cases--and those, like Dana Sue Gray, who murder so brutally that veteran police officers are shaken by the bloodiness of the crime scene, are even rarer. In To Die For, an exposé as shocking and fascinating as its subject matter, author Kathy Braidhill explores the stunning story of Dana Sue Gray, one of the most dangerous, deadly, and disturbed women in history.
Release on 2012-08-01 | by Kim Alexis,Mindy Starns Clark
Author: Kim Alexis,Mindy Starns Clark
Pubpsher: B&H Publishing Group
Juliette Taylor walked away from her career as a supermodel twenty-five years ago. Now approaching fifty – an emotionally complex milestone -- she co-owns a beauty supply company that makes skincare products for salons and spas. Her niche is pampering Christian women who usually spend more time caring for others than for themselves under the slogan:Isn’t it time someone took care of YOU for a change?When Juliette arrives at the Palm Grotto Spa to host a spiritual retreat, she runs into an old modeling colleague, Raven, who had always been disliked in the industry for many reasons. She isn’t there for the retreat; in fact, her presence at the spa is somewhat mysterious.Not long after Raven makes a cryptic threat to Juliette, the unsympathetic back-then beauty is found dead, poisoned by something in the green clay of a chai soy wrap. The following morning, a banner for the retreat has been unceremoniously altered:It’s your turn to be nurtured, to be restored . . . to be murdered.Suspicion is directed at Juliette who has history with Raven and certainly knows how to use beauty products. But for murder?! Now she must find the real killer before the police really take care of her.
Traces the development of Nazi propaganda from 1914 to the cult of death created by Hitler, Goebbels, and others during World War II. Examines the biographies of individual Nazi heroes, as used by the Third Reich to sustain the deadly Nazi mythology and inspire its followers.
A broken city. Joe was a soldier in the British army. Now he's part of the underworld in London's east end. A hunted man. Joe is on the run from Hackney's most vicious gang. He doesn't know why, but they want him dead. A ray of hope. A twelve-year-old girl, a runaway, needs Joe's protection. She'll save his life. But can he save hers?