New PDF release: Death is a Lonely Business (Crumley Mystery Series, Book 1)

By Ray Bradbury

ISBN-10: 0062242121

ISBN-13: 9780062242129

April 2013 publication - Retail ePub

Ray Bradbury, the undisputed Dean of yank storytelling, dips his entire pen into the cryptic inkwell of noir and creates a trendy and a bit fantastical story of mayhem and homicide set one of the shadows and the murky canals of Venice, California, within the early 1950s.Toiling away amid the looming palm timber and decaying bungalows, a suffering younger author (who bears a resemblance to the writer) spins amazing tales from his fertile mind's eye upon his clacking typewriter. making an attempt to not leave out his female friend (away learning in Mexico), the anonymous author progressively crafts his literary effort--until unusual issues start occurring round him.Starting with a chain of unusual mobilephone calls, the author then reveals clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. yet because the incidents enhance, his buddies fall sufferer to a chain of mysterious "accidents"--some of them deadly. Aided via Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an extreme starvation for all times, the wordsmith units out to discover the relationship among the unusual occasions, and in doing so, uncovers the reality approximately his personal artistic talents.

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Get Light of My Heart (Silver Hills Trilogy, Book 1) PDF

By Ginny Aiken

Dr. Letitia Morgan involves Hartville, Colorado, within the past due 1800s to persist with her God-given calling to heal. quickly she turns into Hartville's ministering angel, achieving out to the youngsters of the city inebriated, and elegantly touching all who desire her.
But no longer each person warms to the beautiful new medical professional and Letty ruffles lots of feathers whilst she takes on Hartville's thriving brothels. As she rescues first one then one other younger lady pressured into the sordid alternate, Letty turns into the objective of a few of the town's strongest people.
Eric Wagner, Hartville's newspaper editor, reveals he acquired even more than he bargained for whilst he introduced this feminine health practitioner to city. As Letty stirs extra controversy with each one passing day, he wonders if he can retailer the noble-minded physician from herself.
This is heart-warming and fascinating fiction at its most sensible, instantly from the pen of a talented storyteller.

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Get The Ides of March PDF

By Valerio Massimo Manfredi

ISBN-10: 0230714560

ISBN-13: 9780230714564

March, forty four BC. Rome, in all her glory, has extended her territories past the wildest goals of her voters, led via Caius Julius Caesar -- Pontifex Maximus, dictator perpetuo, invincible army chief and in simple terms fifty-six years previous. he's a guy accountable for his future, who wields huge, immense strength in the course of the monstrous empire. notwithstanding his god-given project - to finish the blood-splattered fratricidal wars, reconcile implacably antagonistic factions and protect Roman civilization and global order - is teetering dangerously on the subject of collapse... His strength is draining away. None of his supporters can cease the inexorably evolving plot opposed to him and prophecy will explode into fact at the Ides of March and the realm will switch forever.

This is political mystery laced via with the entire intrigue and motion surrounding the most the most important turning issues within the historical past of western civilization.

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Download e-book for kindle: Benedict Hall (Benedict Hall, Book 1) by Cate Campbell

By Cate Campbell

ISBN-10: 0758287593

ISBN-13: 9780758287595

During this richly layered debut novel, Cate Campbell introduces the rich Benedict family members and takes us at the back of the grand doorways in their mansion, Benedict corridor. There, relatives and servants alike needs to face the demanding situations wrought through international battle I and the sunrise of a brand new age brimming with scandal, intrigue, and social switch. Seattle in 1920 is a urban in flux. Horse-drawn carriages percentage the cobblestone streets with newfangled motor automobiles. glossy ladies bob their hair and exhibit their ankles, caf s defy Prohibition by way of serving dainty teacups of whisky to returning vets and the wartime increase is giving method to a melancholy. Even in the Benedicts' majestic Queen Anne domestic, lifestyles is altering above and under stairs. Margot, the Benedicts' free-spirited daughter, struggles to be triumphant as a doctor regardless of gender bias and private turmoil. The loved ones employees, in particular longtime butler Abraham Blake, have continuously attempted to guard Margot from her brother Preston's merciless streak. but battle has altered Preston too no longer for the higher. And whilst an opportunity come across brings a fellow military officer into the Benedict fold, Preston's ruthlessness is caused to new heights. An engineer on the fledgling Boeing corporation, Frank Parrish has been wounded physique and soul, and in Margot, he senses a kindred spirit. yet their burgeoning friendship and Preston's starting to be wickedness may have explosive repercussions for everybody at Benedict corridor wealthy and terrible, black and white as Margot dares to persist with her personal course, irrespective of the implications.

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Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems: by Thomas Strasser, Filip Andrén, Munir Merdan, Alexander PDF

By Thomas Strasser, Filip Andrén, Munir Merdan, Alexander Prostejovsky (auth.), Vladimír Mařík, Jose L. Martinez Lastra, Petr Skobelev (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3642400892

ISBN-13: 9783642400896

ISBN-10: 3642400906

ISBN-13: 9783642400902

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the sixth foreign convention on business purposes of Holonic and Multi-Agent platforms, HoloMAS 2013, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2013, along with DEXA 2013. The 25 revised complete papers awarded including invited talks have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 37 submissions. The papers are equipped within the following topical sections: MAS in automation and production; layout, simulation and validation; MAS in transportation platforms; commercial functions; and new trends.

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New PDF release: Emily & Herman: A Literary Romance

By John J. Healey

ISBN-10: 1611458307

ISBN-13: 9781611458305

A pleasant romantic account of Emily Dickinson's and Herman Melville's courting. The manuscript of this novel was once found through John J. Healey in a field left by means of his grandfather, Professor Vincent P. Healey, after his dying. This attractive paintings of fiction is a romantic account during which 4 iconic figures of yank Letters play a number one function. in the summertime of 1851 Herman Melville was once completing Moby Dick on his relatives farm within the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Surrounded by means of his mom, sisters and pregnant spouse, it was once a relaxed and effective season till his neighbor Nathaniel Hawthorne lured him to Amherst. There they met twenty-year-old Emily Dickinson and her brother Austin. On a whim the 2 wonderful authors invited the Dickinson siblings to accompany them on a visit to Boston and long island. In new york they met journalist Walt Whitman and William Johnson, a runaway slave, and it was once there, regardless of their efforts to manage it, that Emily and Herman fell in love. This, for the 1st time, is their tale.

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Download e-book for kindle: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

By Tim Powers

ISBN-10: 1930235321

ISBN-13: 9781930235328

International delusion Award–winner Powers (Three Days to by no means) demonstrates an actual regulate of complicated narratives during this reprint of his rollicking and enthralling 1987 novel. Puppeteer John Chandagnac, certain for Jamaica to get well stolen cash from his uncle, turns into Jack Shandy after pirates assault his send and strength him to affix their team. Shandy's fight to just accept his new lifestyles grounds the tale for readers, while Blackbeard and vodun magicians whisk everybody away to dreamlike lands the place the Fountain of minor itself awaits. The chaotic sea battles sing, even though from time to time key occasions occur so speedy that they wander off within the shuffle as Jack attempts to realize the place he's going and what's at stake. This darkish delusion story will charm not only to pirate enthusiasts but additionally to somebody who appreciates Powers's expertise for mixing the main not likely parts right into a brilliantly cohesive entire.

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New PDF release: Bridal Blessings: Truly Yours 2-in-1 Romances (Logan's Lady,

By Tracie Peterson

ISBN-10: 1620294206

ISBN-13: 9781620294208

Retail ePub containing 2 1997 Novellas

Journey to Victorian the US along characters from bestselling writer Tracie Peterson. most unlikely romances ignite while girl Amelia of britain is going on vacation and is galvanized by way of either the Colorado mountains and the rugged path advisor, and whilst Darlene, a Jewish seamstress, turns into indebted to the son of a famous manhattan kin. yet are the partitions of social prestige and differing faiths too stable to breach?

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Get The Assassin's Touch (Sano Ichiro, Book 10) PDF

By Laura Joh Rowland

ISBN-10: 0312992092

ISBN-13: 9780312992095

It's a misplaced artwork, handed down by way of the ancients in nice secrecy: Dim-mak. it truly is loss of life, through the lightest contact of a finger. Sano Ichiro, tenuous within the new regime because the shogun’s second-in-command, doesn't have the posh of skepticism?another senior authentic is lifeless, a fingerprint flippantly glazed into his skin.
 
Sano’s spouse Reiko has an research of her personal: a gorgeous, proud, and hopelessly bad lady has confessed to murdering her kinfolk. but the items don't healthy, and as Reiko seems deeper into the woman’s existence as a hinin?a ethical outcast, kept away from via the world?inexplicable connections look among her research and Sano’s.
 
As Reiko’s questions spiral her additional into the squalor of existence as a hinin, Sano and Hirata?his such a lot dependable samurai?pursure their prey, uncovering an complicated tapestry of betrayal woven into the top degrees of the recent regime. yet they're no fit for the person who has mastered dim-mak, a warrior who will strike all those that go him or his path--even Reiko.  “Elegantly informed and interspersed with scrumptious bits of history” (Kirkus Reviews), Laura Joh Rowland's The Assassin's contact is a secret you won't are looking to pass over.

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