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Barry Maitland - The Malcontenta: A Brock and Kolla Mystery (Brock and Kolla Mysteries)

Following Barry Maitland's first mystery, The Marx Sisters, Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla and Detective Chief Inspector David Brock of Scotland Yard return in The Malcontenta, which won Australia's Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, when it was first published.Kathy is onmore...Following Barry Maitland's first mystery, The Marx Sisters, Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla and Detective Chief Inspector David Brock of Scotland Yard return in The Malcontenta, which won Australia's Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, when it was first published.Kathy is on temporary assignment away from London with the Family and Juvenile Crime division. Desperate to escape the second-rate duties assigned to her, she jumps at the chance to investigate the unnatural death of a young physiotherapist at an exclusive local naturopathic spa. Very soon it becomes clear that the apparent suicide is fraught with complications. Is a cover-up taking place to protect the reputations of wealthy clients? Or was the cause of death really suicide? Taken off the case before she has the chance to discover the truth, Kathy turns to Brock for help. But when Brock poses as a client, they both learn that spas are not always good for your health—especially if you’re a target for murder.

Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Published: Apr 9, 2013
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1611458048

Gail Honeyman - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon.“Eleanor Oliphant may be completely fine, but this book is completely wonderful." --PureWow"Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable." --Jojo Moyes,more...Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon.“Eleanor Oliphant may be completely fine, but this book is completely wonderful." --PureWow"Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable." --Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before YouNo one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.  But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .   The only way to survive is to open your heart. 

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Published:
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0735220689

Deborah Harkness - Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)

"Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown"—the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller A Discovery of WitchesDeborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and anmore..."Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown"—the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller A Discovery of WitchesDeborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season.

Publisher: Viking Adult
Published: Jul 10, 2012
Pages: 593

Ross Thomas - The Singapore Wink

Edward Cauthorne, an ex-Hollywood stunt man and used car salesman whose career had been cut short by the Mafia with a mishap that killed his partner, is given the opportunity to receive $25,000 if he can find his partner alive, in a twisted tale of murder and blackmail. Reissue.

Publisher: Mysterious Press
Published: Sep 13, 1988
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0445401346

Editors of Wood Magazine - Wood Magazine: How to Build a Great Home Workshop

One type of workshop may not suit every woodworker—after all, a turner has different needs than a furniture maker—but one guide is just right for telling every woodworker how to set up the perfect shop. Wood® Magazine provides ideal standards for work flow, machine space, electric power,more...One type of workshop may not suit every woodworker—after all, a turner has different needs than a furniture maker—but one guide is just right for telling every woodworker how to set up the perfect shop. Wood® Magazine provides ideal standards for work flow, machine space, electric power, lighting, ventilation, dust control, and other factors. More than 250 well-illustrated pages present advice on choosing the right space, checking for adequate electricity, customizing a room, heating systems, security in the shop, noise protection, and eyewear options. Plus, there’s coverage of workbenches, from drop-lead to full service; stools, stands, and supports; shop cabinet craftsmanship; special storage needs; and easy racks, holders, and organizers.A Selection of the F & W Book Club.

Publisher: Sterling
Published: Oct 1, 2007
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1402711778
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Thomas Chippendale - The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director

Chippendale (1718–1779) was the most famous and skilled of England's master cabinet-makers. This catalogue — reprinting the third 1762 edition — represents the pinnacle of English furniture design, offering elegant drawings of chairs, sofas, breakfast tables, chimney pieces, andmore...Chippendale (1718–1779) was the most famous and skilled of England's master cabinet-makers. This catalogue — reprinting the third 1762 edition — represents the pinnacle of English furniture design, offering elegant drawings of chairs, sofas, breakfast tables, chimney pieces, and more. Includes construction diagrams, elevations, and enlargements. 200 plates plus 24 photos.

Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: Jun 1, 1966
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0486216012

R.Stephens - Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference (text only) by R.Stephens

Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) [Paperback]Rod Stephens (Author)

Publisher: Wrox
Published: Jan 1, 1900
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William Pain - The builder's companion, and workman's general assistant

Publisher: Gregg
Published: Jan 1, 1900
Pages: 10
ISBN: 0576159522

Editors of Fine Woodworking - In the Craftsman Style: Building Furniture Inspired by the Arts & Crafts T (In The Style)

This comprehensive collection brings together the best of Fine Woodworking's articles on the Arts & Crafts style, one of the most enduring movements in American furniture design, with 150 color photos. It includes background on history and style, as well as a wide variety of appealing projects.

Publisher: Taunton Press
Published: Feb 16, 2001
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1561583987

Harry Bryan - Making Hand Tools

New Brunswick boat builder Harry Bryan teaches readers how to make lots of useful hand tools like the rabbit plane, bevel gauge, woodworking vice and more. An experienced boat builder, teacher and hand tool devotee, Bruce crafts his tools by hand, then uses them to build his boats with little or nomore...New Brunswick boat builder Harry Bryan teaches readers how to make lots of useful hand tools like the rabbit plane, bevel gauge, woodworking vice and more. An experienced boat builder, teacher and hand tool devotee, Bruce crafts his tools by hand, then uses them to build his boats with little or no impact on the environment. Making Hand Tools is a complete reference for those who want to make a similar commitment or just explore an old tradition.

Publisher: Wooden Boat Publications
Published: Dec 15, 2009
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1934982024
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Lonnie Bird - Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Period Furniture Details (Complete Illustrated Guides)

This new paperback expands on the techniques covered in ""Shaping Wood--a title in the enormously successful Complete Illustrated Guides series. It covers joinery relating to 18th century furniture styles, as well as the demanding techniques required to complete ornate period pieces. Turningmore...This new paperback expands on the techniques covered in ""Shaping Wood--a title in the enormously successful Complete Illustrated Guides series. It covers joinery relating to 18th century furniture styles, as well as the demanding techniques required to complete ornate period pieces. Turning and carving, as well as building accurately, are all included in a highly visual format. Anyone who loves period details and longs to create them will want this book.

Publisher: Taunton Press
Published: Oct 10, 2003
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1561585904
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Lee Child - No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories

Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. No Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new workmore...Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. No Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars” takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia—and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,” Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side—and perhaps something far more sinister. “High Heat” time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of “Second Son,” which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher’s sharp “lizard brain” becomes just as important as his muscle. In “Deep Down,” Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females—three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are “Guy Walks into a Bar,” “James Penney’s New Identity,” “Everyone Talks,” “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” “Maybe They Have a Tradition,” and “No Room at the Motel.”No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him. Feel bad for trouble. Praise for No Middle Name “Captivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: he’s a born storyteller and an astute observer.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)   “Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what he’s doing—and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.”—Evening Standard

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published:
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0399593578

Jeffery Deaver - The Burial Hour (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER.Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet in this newest installment of Jeffrey Deaver's New York Times bestselling series.A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman'smore...DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER.Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet in this newest installment of Jeffrey Deaver's New York Times bestselling series.A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer...Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation--and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published:
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1455536377

Jeffery Deaver - The Skin Collector (Lincoln Rhyme)

In his classic thriller The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver introduced readers to Lincoln Rhyme-the nation's most renowned investigator and forensic detective.Now, a new killer is on the loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Rhyme must untangle the twisted web of clues before themore...In his classic thriller The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver introduced readers to Lincoln Rhyme-the nation's most renowned investigator and forensic detective.Now, a new killer is on the loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Rhyme must untangle the twisted web of clues before the killer targets more victims-or Rhyme himself.THE SKIN COLLECTORThe killer's methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements and underground passageways of New York City. He tattoos his victims' flesh with cryptic messages, using a tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in an agonizing, painful death.When a connection is made to the Bone Collector-the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a decade ago-Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the case. Rhyme, Sachs, and the NYPD must race against time to answer the many questions the investigation uncovers: Whom will the killer attack next? What is the message behind the victims' tattoos? Does the killer's own inking--a fanged centipede sporting a woman's face--hold any significance? And what is his ultimate mission? As time runs out, Rhyme discovers that the past has returned to haunt him in the most troubling way imaginable...

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: May 13, 2014
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1455517135

Stephen Greenblatt - Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

"So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration."—Dan Cryer, NewsdayStephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard,more..."So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration."—Dan Cryer, NewsdayStephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life; full of drama and pageantry, and also cruelty and danger; could have become the world's greatest playwright. A young man from the provinces—a man without wealth, connections, or university education—moves to London. In a remarkably short time he becomes the greatest playwright not just of his age but of all time. His works appeal to urban sophisticates and first-time theatergoers; he turns politics into poetry; he recklessly mingles vulgar clowning and philosophical subtlety. How is such an achievement to be explained? Will in the World interweaves a searching account of Elizabethan England with a vivid narrative of the playwright's life. We see Shakespeare learning his craft, starting a family, and forging a career for himself in the wildly competitive London theater world, while at the same time grappling with dangerous religious and political forces that took less-agile figures to the scaffold. Above all, we never lose sight of the great works—A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and more—that continue after four hundred years to delight and haunt audiences everywhere. The basic biographical facts of Shakespeare's life have been known for over a century, but now Stephen Greenblatt shows how this particular life history gave rise to the world's greatest writer. Bringing together little-known historical facts and little-noticed elements of Shakespeare's plays, Greenblatt makes inspired connections between the life and the works and deliver "a dazzling and subtle biography" (Richard Lacayo, Time). Readers will experience Shakespeare's vital plays again as if for the first time, but with greater understanding and appreciation of their extraordinary depth and humanity. A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2004; Time magazine's #1 Best Nonfiction Book; A Washington Post Book World Rave ; An Economist Best Book ; A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book; A Christian Science Monitor Best Book; A Chicago Tribune Best Book; A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Best Book ; NPR's Maureen Corrigan's Best. 16 pages of color illustrations

Publisher: W. W. Norton
Published: Sep 17, 2005
Pages: 448
ISBN: 039332737X

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