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Do me a favor, Steph: Any scoop on Girls? Consider yourself warned, Betty Suarez. Elsewhere, Hannah decides to confront her boss about his wandering hand problem in the most passive aggressive or is it aggressive aggressive? Lordy, I love this show. And you guys say I never reveal my blind items! Anything on the new season of Sons of Anarchy? I was wondering if you could tell me anything about Klaine on Glee? With Kurt graduating, will they be OK?

That question will be answered rather definitively in the season finale. Anything Rachel-related that does not include Finn on Glee? And she works very hard to do so… She really wants to get out of Ohio. I could lose the baby. Please say it somehow, magically involves him getting to see Emma again.

The odds would seem to favor Jamie Dornan returning as the Huntsman and not Graham since the former is alive and the latter is not. Or, we put him on a plane.

Do you happen to have any new info on the Hawaii Five-0 season finale? I read your finale package and want more! I have one more spoiler for you: A fifth season is happening, Pete!!! What's more anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves, and the world, for the better … Begin each day with a simple task, help one another you through life, respect everyone, know that your life won't be fair and that you will fail often; take risks, step-up when times are tough, face-down the bullies, lift-up the downtrodden and never ever give up.

Do these things and we will live in a far better world than the one before it … Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple and universal wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more even in life's darkest moments. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. And not someplace interesting, either: It is election season, , and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life.

To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Roxanna Fuentecilla recently moved from London to Glasgow in suspicious circumstances and Morrow's bosses want all the glory when she's finally arrested. But then Roxanna disappears. She's left her partner and her two children and something about the situation, and the children's evasive attitude, leads Morrow to question what's really going on.

In the nearby picturesque town of Helensburgh, Iain Fraser is struggling to live with his overwhelming guilt. Under orders from the infamous Mark Barratt he's just killed a woman and now he's left with blood on his hands. Meanwhile Miss Grierson, a former scout leader who left the sleepy seaside town decades ago, has returned. Allegedly she's here to sort out her recently deceased mother's estate, but Iain knows her mother died over two years ago and suspects she has an ulterior motive.

Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: It is the fifties, and two war heroes have been shot dead. Defending the suspect is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole, as he defends the accused alone and without a leader for the very first time. Rumpole and the Family Pride: We rejoin Rumpole and Hilda in the late s, when they have been married for a year or two. Hilda and Rumpole are invited to the castle when a body is found in the grounds.

Meanwhile, in London, Rumpole defends a tramp who has confessed to a triple-murder. Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle: When Rumpole and Hilda attend a concert performed by The Casterini Trio, Rumpole is surprised to be approached by Elizabeth Casterini - the trio's beautiful violinist. But then the Trio's cellist, Tom Randall, is murdered. Elizabeth's husband is arrested, and Rumpole agrees to defend him at the Old Bailey. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the s, with the rise of patriot militias.

Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the Far Right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground; an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media.

Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth of Far Right movements across the country. The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump's ties to Far Right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of American society.

Just when Alex's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alexand his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move.

And the killer loves the attention, no doubt — he even sets up his own website and live video feed to trumpet his madness. And in Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his supermaximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has plotted for years to have one chance at an impossible escape. If he has to join forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at the man who put him in that cell — Alex Cross — all the better.


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Yesterday he celebrated his 14th birthday on the tailgate of a Conestoga wagon in the foothills of the Rockies. Today, he is going to practice with his new birthday present, a Lancaster rifle. Falling far behind the wagon train, Francis loses sight of his family and is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians. Saved by a one-armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes, Francis takes off with his rescuer on a wild adventure peopled by actual historical characters, including Jim Bowie, and set against an historically-accurate background of the Old West.

Set against the sweeping backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, these 12 episodes introduce us to Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington's frisky young racehorse, and his hero Marengo, the seasoned, famous and just-a-little-bit-short mount of Emperor Napoleon. From the early days of the Peninsular Campaign to the Battle of Waterloo and its aftermath, we follow our horse heroes as their romance blossoms, their fortunes fluctuate and uncertainty and jealousy put strains on their burgeoning relationship.

Can they ever be truly together, or are they doomed to remain sundered by fate? Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks, they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, these men and women not only had to keep their faith, they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends?

A remarkable story of endurance and determination, Alive is the dramatic bestselling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times. When the police gave up, a mysterious woman in black vowed to find her. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters during an era when women were rarely involved with investigations.

After agreeing to take the sensational Cruger case, Grace and her partner, the hardboiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumours of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time.

After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been busy rebuilding his life. He's reunited with his fiancee and started to get some of his memories back. He hopes he can continue to recover with the help of an amnesia support group and that the damage from his past isn't permanent. It isn't until fellow group member Sean Conner approaches him after a meeting that Doug realizes the trouble is just beginning. Sean has discovered in his attic what can only be called a scrapbook of a murder victim, but he has no recollection of the girl's identity or why he might have gathered this information.

Doug agrees to help and convinces his captain to open what had been a cold case. When he discovers that he had a personal connection to this case, suddenly he's questioning everything he thought he knew about the case, about Sean, and about his own past. In the next thrilling audiobook by David Rosenfelt, Doug Brock is back to delight listeners and keep them guessing until the end. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom.

However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved. Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes - it's the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie's ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance.

Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth. Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother, Michel, in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.

Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Elegant, erudite and sharp-witted, aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey featured in numerous novels and short stories by'Queen of Crime' Dorothy L Sayers.

These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between and are loved by mystery fans all around the world. Could he have been murdered for his money? Strong Poison introduces Harriet Vane - a crime novelist on trial for murdering her lover. Wimsey knows Harriet is no femme fatale, but an innocent victim embroiled in a diabolical plot…Five Red Herrings sees Peter faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for killing argumentative Scottish painter Sandy Campbell.

But who was the culprit? In Have His Carcase, when Harriet Vane finds a body on the beach with his throat cut, Lord Peter must work out whether it was murder or suicide. Paul Seward leads us in his memoir through suspenseful diagnoses and explorations of anatomy.

By his side, we learn to distinguish nursemaid's elbow from a true broken arm. We learn how our breathing and swallowing mechanisms resemble a practical joke. But when a baby's heart stops and a young doctor forgets what to do, the situation is far from funny. Within the conditions of great stress and rapid decision-making that are routine in the ER, Dr.

Seward shows us that medical staff must be more than technicians of the body: Whether it is comforting anxious families or subjecting a distressed patient to tough procedures, they must learn the difficult work of caring for strangers. Throughout Patient Care, Dr. Seward reflects on how a life in medicine tests what it means to put ethics into practice. Depicted as a compassionate and devoted researcher, Asperger was in fact deeply influenced by Nazi psychiatry.

Although he did offer individualized care to children he deemed promising, he also prescribed harsh institutionalization and even transfer to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich's deadliest killing centers, for children with greater disabilities, who, he held, could not integrate into the community. With sensitivity and passion, Edith Sheffer's scrupulous research reveals the heart-breaking voices and experiences of many of these children, while also illuminating a Nazi regime obsessed with sorting the population into categories, cataloguing people by race, heredity, politics, religion, sexuality, criminality, and biological defects.

Labels that became the basis of either rehabilitation or persecution and extermination. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like'Oooh gosh, are you having another glass? Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering'FML' over and over again.

Until she remembers the gem of an idea she's had. Verging on the Bohemian, here the haute bourgeoisie rubs shoulders with students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia. Pretty young Pat, a new tenant, arrives to flat-share with Bruce, a surveyor with an eye for the ladies. Child prodigy Bertie, controlled by his pretentious and intellectual mother Irene, is learning the saxophone; he also speaks Italian, and is extremely knowledgeable about many subjects. And then there's Matthew, setting up the Something Special Gallery with little knowledge of artists or paintings!

Written and adapted by Alexander McCall Smith from his own bestselling series, these eight entertaining dramas return us to Botswana, where Precious Ramotswe runs her unique, all-female detective agency. In these eight episodes, Mma Ramotswe sets out to release her fiance from a terrifying obligation; visits some bad girls as part of her mission to find a husband for their client; finds an unlikely ally when her ex-husband turns up to cause trouble and works through a list of her own problems.

In addition, she becomes preoccupied by the subject of food; investigates a cook who is being blackmailed; faces change at the agency; and has a problem with high blood pressure. The stories included are: If only they didn't speak English: In the 18 months it's taken for a reality star to go from laughing-stock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: Through music, film, literature, TV and even through the food we eat and the clothes that we wear we all have a highly developed sense of what America is and through our shared, tangled history we claim a special relationship.

But America today feels about as alien a country as you could imagine. It is fearful, angry and impatient for change. Reflecting on his journey across the continent to cover the most turbulent race in recent history, Jon Sopel lifts a lid on the seething resentments, profound anxieties and sheer rage that found its embodiment in a brash, unpredictable and seemingly unstoppable figure. In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, Jon sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.

The case for Christ: Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like "How reliable is the New Testament? But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.

What will your verdict be in The case for Christ? The seven daughters of Eve: The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias's devotion-even at the cost of his humanity.

Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold onto his job?

In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy. The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists. A Dublin student doctor: The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to play rugby, and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan.

An Irish country Christmas: But he has little time to dwell on his own romantic disappointment. Christmas may be drawing near, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland. Will he be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? As much as Barry enjoys the life in County Down, is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life? After mourning his deceased wife for decades, he's allowed a new woman into his life. But this is not going over well with Kinky Kincaid, the doctors' housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by O'Reilly's new flame.

Then there's a mysterious outbreak at a local school and a swindle to contend with! An Irish country girl: The body is not an apology: Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.

As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world—for us all.

Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules—all of them.

In Spymaster, Scot Harvath is more cunning, more dangerous, and deadlier than ever before. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, this riveting, wide-ranging drama follows the fortunes of four Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. The girl who smiled beads: In , she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety—perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty.

They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States; there, in Chicago, their lives diverged. In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of "victim" and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms. How does progress happen?


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    Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced. Hear a phrase first in English and then twice in ArabicRepeat: Practice at your own pace and learn the pronunciation. You may begin to start using your new language within a few exercises. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation.

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    Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection.

    We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world?

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    Do you feel bored when you're not checking Facebook or Instagram? Rediscovering the Lost Art of Spacing Out explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, and explores how we can harness boredom's hidden benefits to become our most productive selves. Downloadable eBooks The big questions: People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence?

    What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children let alone our grandchildren be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers? This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation. Experts in their fields write about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have to make changes for the better.

    A fascinating set of perspectives and ideas on our way of life and our future as a nation. Eat like a local. You'll also find insights into the city's idiosyncratic food culture, and a handful of iconic recipes to cook in the holiday kitchen or once you've returned home. This book is a food tour in your pocket, featuring more than of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and markets recommended by a team of in-the-know New Yorkers. This book is a food tour in your pocket, featuring more than of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and markets recommended by a team of in-the-know Parisians.

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    Martin has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces.

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    Aldiss, James Tiptree, Jr. And what a collection. From little-known, brilliant tales by sci-fi legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, to intense short works by sci-fi masters Ursula K. It paves the road to the fantastical future, alternating humour with grit, and hope with ghastl. Known for their original style and use of colour, these sixteen designers show much fun it is to play with solids, no matter what your skill level.

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    Featuring words and pictures by: Tip of the iceberg: In , railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir.

    Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W.

    Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters and a couple of very hungry bears and investigates how lessons learned in might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to climate change.

    And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn't. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County's most notorious bootlegger. What he finds upends his sense of justice. Captain James Cook first set sail to the Pacific in - years ago. These vast waters, one third of the earth's surface, were uncharted - but not unknown.

    A rich diversity of people and cultures navigated, traded, lived and fought here for thousands of years. In the wake of Cook, everything changed. The Pacific with Sam Neill is the companion book to the Foxtel documentary series of the same name, in which actor and raconteur Sam Neill takes a deeply personal, present-day voyage to map his own understanding of James Cook, Europe's greatest navigator, and the immense Pacific Ocean itself. Obstetrician Nick Jarvis and midwife Liv had the perfect marriage—until not conceiving the baby they ached for tore them apart.

    But separation has only compounded how much they need each other, and now they're working together again, delivering babies every day! It could be their chance to rekindle their relationship, but only if they can rediscover the sheer joy of loving—the one thing that will make their marriage whole and give them the courage to try for a baby again. Gorgeous new surgeon James McEwan is so talented, but why is he always late? Because, she discovers, he's alone with two small children. Kate's heartstrings are well and truly pulled, and, when James finds himself temporarily homeless, Kate can't stop herself offering assistance.

    James's kids blossom with the love and support from Kate and her extended family. Then James realises that Kate wants children of her own, but does she need them as much as they need her? If he asks her to marry him, maybe this Christmas all their dreams can come true! Her story went viral when she shared photos of the excess skin that remained after her weight loss.

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    Meanwhile, the humans and their allies face a deadly second front in the Republic to the south. How the finch stole Christmas! Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming.

    Elara Harper is a creature who should not exist. Her enemies call her Abomination; her people call her White Lady. Tasked with their protection, she's trapped between the magical heavyweights about to collide and plunge the state of Kentucky into a war that humans have no power to stop. Desperate to shield her people and their simple way of life, she would accept help from the devil himself—and Hugh d'Ambray might qualify.

    Hugh needs a base, Elara needs soldiers. Both are infamous for betraying their allies, so how can they create a believable alliance to meet the challenge of their enemies? As the prophet says: But something has come over him—a magic force currently residing in one of the Pack's headquarters. Were-tigress Dali Harimau has always wished she could get Jim's attention—but now he needs her help.

    Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name—Zibah, delight of the Lord—thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet's home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. But as the years pass, Zibah's lively spirit wins Prince Hezekiah's favour, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man will awake in her all the fears and pain of her past and she must turn to the only One who can give life, calm her fears, and deliver a nation. It hasn't been easy being Michael Arceneaux. Equality for LGBT people has come a long way and all, but voices of persons of colour within the community are still often silenced, and being black in America is… well, have you watched the news?

    With the characteristic wit and canduor that have made him one of today's boldest writers on social issues, I Can't Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux's impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in today's America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite.

    He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; that time his father asked if he was'funny' while shaking his hand; his obstacles in embracing intimacy; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalised and denied the chance to pursue their dreams. She asked for a room, fell asleep silently, and has yet to wake up. Even doctors are baffled. The only thing they know for sure is there are no signs of physical illness and no evidence of bodily trauma.

    In fact, she's so flawlessly perfect it's as if she's been wrapped in cellophane her entire life. When her picture hits the newspapers, she's positively identified - by three claimants who all have different stories. One swears she's his niece, a runaway heiress. Another, that she's a renowned mystic popular in religious circles. And the third, a frantic mother insisting the Jane Doe's her daughter, who came to Hollywood looking for fame and subsequently disappeared.

    Or is it something more insidious? As a protective infatuation turns to obsession, Peggy's son, Matt, is desperate to find out, but his investigation only yields a stunning new piece of the puzzle. Uncle John is a beloved war veteran, a New York institution, and a hard-working philanthropist with an unimpeachable reputation.

    His mistake - an honourable one, at that - was disclosing the financial chicanery of industrial heir Raymond Pankerman, and it could cost John his life. Raymond has staged the perfect crime, and the perfect frame-up, to destroy the old man. He has everything he needs: As a good man is taken down by the outlandish claims of an "otherworldly" publicity-seeking beauty nicknamed the Dream Walker, Olivia refuses to stand idly by - especially since she has the talent to outwit and outplay an actress at her own duplicitous game. Inspired by the mob mentality of the postwar McCarthy hearings, Charlotte Armstrong's The Dream Walker also published as Alibi for Murder is both an ingeniously clever mystery of double-crosses and triple-twists, and a still-relevant cautionary tale about the irreversible consequences of tabloid journalism and the gullibility of the masses.

    When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flvent, Reykjavk's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy.

    Flvent and Thorson race to solve the case and to stay ahead of US counter-intelligence, amid rumours of a possible visit by Churchill. As evidence emerges of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic schoolboys in the s, Thorson becomes increasingly suspicious of the role played by the murdered man's former girlfriend, Vera, and her British soldier lover. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic.

    But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the Faelan werewolf reservation, she quickly finds herself enmeshed in the hunt for a vampire intent on wreaking bloody havoc. It's a hunt that soon becomes personal, and one that is going to take all her skills to survive-that's if the werewolves, who hate all things witch, don't get her first.

    Although they have their supporters - including ranger Aiden O'Connor, who once hated all things witch - Lizzie and Belle now face possible eviction. But the Faelan Reservation is a place filled with wild magic which - when left unprotected - quickly becomes a draw to those who walk the darker paths. As Christmas approaches, a new evil comes to town - one that eats the souls of the living and animates the flesh of the dead.

    As the body count grows and the trail of clues leads them to the doorstep of the local vampire, Lizzie, Belle, and Aiden must find the killer before death comes calling on them. But the biggest threat of all may come in the form of a witch who sees through the veils of Lizzie's carefully constructed lies and suspects the truth of who she really is.

    His wife died in childbirth five years ago, leaving him with a broken heart and a child who only reminds him of his loss. Miss Jean Saunders is a cousin by marriage. She doted on Benjamin's late Countess, and can't bear it when she hears rumours that the Earl is too bereaved to care for his young son. She arrives on the scene to evaluate his fitness as a father, and if necessary, to take his son away. Jean's sudden eruption into the Earl's household simultaneously infuriates and invigorates him.

    She may be the only person who can breathe life into his neglected home—and his aching heart. He needs to be a man of fortune and highly respectable in order to restore both her family's lost wealth and reputation. She enters the Marriage Mart with all flags flying, determined to find the right bachelor.

    But Louisa's hopes are dashed when the Bishop of Hargate drops dead at her feet—and she is shockingly accused of murder! Soon, Louisa's so—called friends begin shunning her, because the company of a suspected killer is never desirable in polite society. The problem comes to the ears of Detective Inspector Lloyd Fellows, by blow of the decadent Scottish Mackenzie family and an inspector for Scotland Yard.

    He has shared two passionate kisses with Lady Louisa—and vows to clear her name. For not only does he know she's innocent, he recognises he's falling for the lovely lady. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.

    While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. For Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it. Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth. Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it's said in the wrong way.

    Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of forty. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate. Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future? Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears.

    Someone is still determined to put an end to her. But could the culprit be one of her London Metropolitan Police colleagues? Detective Chief Inspector Elaine Hope still bears the scars-both physical and emotional-of the devastating assault that nearly ended her life nine months ago. Now, she wants two things: But who is the ultimate culprit? Is it Anton Srecko, capo of the brutal gangsters who attacked her?

    Or is it someone within the London Metropolitan Police, who failed to send backup when she most needed help?

    All Roads, a complete graphic novel previously only available in the Fallout: New Vegas collector's edition! All Roads introduces the world of New Vegas, a town of dreamers and desperadoes being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis, and tells an intriguing tale of loyalty and violence that leads right up to the beginning of the game.

    Written by Chris Avellone, the game's senior designer, All Roads is tightly integrated into the story of New Vegas, even containing clues to in-game missions for the sharp-eyed reader. The case is left cold, but its legacy will be devastating. A decade later, LA is shaken by a spate of violent murders. Psychologist Nikki Roberts is the common link between the victims, her patients at the heart of this treacherous web. When someone makes an attempt on Nikki's life, it's clear she is a marked woman.

    Nikki makes a living out of reading people, drawing out their secrets, but the key to this shocking pattern eludes her. With the police at a dead end Nikki drafts in Derek Williams, a PI who isn't afraid to put his hand into the hornet's nest. Williams was thwarted in the notorious Charlotte Clancy case all those years ago, but what he unearths in LA - and the mention of one name in particular - leaves him cold, and takes him on a dangerous path into the past. A shadowy manipulator has brought his deadly game to the streets of LA.

    In a crime spanning generations, it seems Nikki Roberts knows all too much - and a ruthless killer knows the price of her silence.

    Access Check

    In this crooked city, where enemies and friends are one and the same, Nikki must be the master of her own escape. With both fey Courts split down the middle—half supporting London, half LA—London is putting the pieces in place to quash the resistance. But due to an alarming backslide in her mental health, new LA agent Mille Roper is in no condition to fight. When London's opening shot is to frame Millie's partner, Tjuan, for attempted homicide, Millie has no choice but to hide him and try to clear his name. Her investigation will take her across the pond to the heart of Arcadia at the mysterious and impenetrable White Rose palace.

    The key to Tjuan's freedom—and to the success of the revolution—is locked in a vault under the fey Queen's watchful eye. It's up to Millie to plan and lead a heist that will shape the future of two worlds—all while pretending that she knows exactly what she's doing. Now, in a final visit to the scene of the crime, Millie and her former boss Caryl encounter Teo's tormented ghost.

    But there's one problem: Millie has a new life, a stressful job, and no time to get pulled back into the Project, but she agrees to tell her side of the ghost story to the agents from the Project's National Headquarters. During her visit though, tragedy strikes when one of the agents is gruesomely murdered in a way only Caryl could have achieved. Millie knows Caryl is innocent, but the only way to save her from the Project's severe, off-the-books justice is to find the mysterious culprits that can only be seen when they want to be seen.

    Millie must solve the mystery not only to save Caryl, but also to foil an insidious, arcane terrorist plot that would leave two worlds in ruins. But when an ex-priest is murdered in his hometown, he has no choice but to delve into his past. DI Frank Farrell has returned to his roots in Dumfries, only to be landed with a disturbing murder case. Even worse, Farrell knows the victim: Father Boyd, the man who forced him out of the priesthood eighteen years earlier. With no leads, Farrell must delve into the old priest's past, one that is inexorably linked with his own.

    But his attention is diverted when a pair of twin boys go missing. The Dumfries police force recover one in an abandoned church, unharmed. But where is his brother? As Farrell investigates the two cases, he can't help but feel targeted. Is someone playing a sinister game, or is he seeing patterns that don't exist? Either way, it's a game Farrell needs to win before he loses his grip on his sanity, or someone else turns up dead. All evidence points to suicide, except for one loose end: Why would he kill himself in the dark? The question sparks a murder investigation that leads to the mysterious Ivy House, home of'The Collective', a sinister commune of artists who will do anything to keep their twisted secrets hidden.

    And when the remains of a young girl are uncovered on a barren stretch of coastline, Farrell realises that there is something rotten in this tight-knit community. Now he must track down a ruthless killer before another person dies, this time much closer to home. Jessie is celebrating the last heady days of her honeymoon.

    But when her husband suddenly disappears she finds herself bereft. Until a chance encounter thrusts her into the centre of the intoxicating world of Parisian high life. Lisa has come a long way from her quiet, unassuming life in London and is taking Hollywood by storm. But all that glitters is not gold, and as the smoke and mirrors of the lifestyle she so longed for shatter around her there are some secrets she can never escape. Cat, headstrong and independent, drawn to danger and passionately opposed to injustice, has no idea of the legacy that precedes her.

    Once past secrets are unveiled, she has the chance to find out what liberty really means. A childhood trauma and secret shame keep her heart under lock and key, and Rose just can't accept the sweet attention she's receiving from a handsome neighbor. But the more she shies away from Josiah Yoder, the more their families sneakily plot to bring them together. And when a vandal who's been plaguing the Honeybee Farm starts targeting Rose, Josiah's steadfast protection—and patience—just may lead her into his waiting arms… Quicksands: Bride persistently tries to return the favour with kindness.

    So when she's asked to investigate strange events occurring on cruise ships, she's all over it. Little does she guess just how much this mission is going to cost her… The problem—demigods are mysteriously disappearing. Prepared to investigate, Aphrodite manages to charm herself into the best room on the ship.

    Unfortunately, the room is already taken. It belongs to the one demigod immune to her charm: Aphrodite doesn't know what to make of Adonis. He obviously disapproves of her… yet he saved her life. Then again, Aphrodite is still reeling from a disastrous—yet incredible—fling with Ares.

    Gods, these men are going to be the death of her. But then Aphrodite realises that Adonis could be the next target, and her investigation becomes personal. Only the more she uncovers, the clearer it gets that she's in over her head. Confronted with a strange and powerful new opponent, Aphrodite realises she might not be as immortal as she thought.

    Powerless and injured, she has no choice but to glamour herself as a demigoddess in order to find out what's really going on. Lucky for her, she's not alone. Ares is with her, also in disguise. But she soon realises she might be more of a liability than an asset when her panic attacks and nightmares threaten to expose them both. Ares is as anxious as anyone to shut down the demigods' plot. But right now, all he can think about is Aphrodite. He almost killed her, for Gods' sake! And though the timing couldn't be any worse, he's falling hard and fast.

    He'll do anything to protect her… even if it means sacrificing himself. Still, they find allies in the most unexpected places… More goddess than demigoddess, Medea is married to the rebel leader, Jason. But there's something odd going on. Jason is acting very strange, and Medea finds herself drawn to a new demigoddess who mysteriously arrived on the island half-dead.

    She senses there's more to this visitor than meets the eye. Little does she guess… War is coming, there's no doubt. But, in her weakened state, does Aphrodite have any hope of surviving it? She's stranded on the island of the Damned—without powers and without her beloved Ares. Worse, she knows it's only a matter of time before the demigods figure out she's a goddess. If that happens, she'll wish she were dead. Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally.

    But Medea has her own demands, and if Aphrodite wants to survive—not to mention find Hades and the weapons cache—she has to meet them. But all their plans take a back seat when they find themselves in even more pressing danger. When Medea moved the island, she rendered it unstable. Now it's breaking apart and sinking. In the chaos, the demigods have risen up, blaming the gods for their misfortune. Nobody is safe from the demigods… especially a Pantheon sympathiser like Aphrodite.

    And they've come up with a deadly test to uncover any imposters. Aphrodite knows she can't do this alone. It will take the whole Pantheon to get her out of this mess. Unfortunately, they'll have to find her first. When newborn twins are dropped on Charles Wanlass's doorstep along with a note begging him to protect them he knows he needs help to give them a proper home.

    But soon the handsome pastor longs for their make believe family to become real. Willow will do whatever it takes to keep her missing friend's babies safe.