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The Master of Rain

The Master of Rain by Tom Bradby, Adam Mansbach
Shanghai, 1926: a sultry city lousy with opium, warlords, and corruption at the highest levels. Into this steamy morass walks Richard Field, an idealistic Brit haunted by his past and recently appointed to the international police. He’s not there long before called to the flat of a Russian prostitute, former daughter of privilege found sadistically murdered, handcuffed to her bed. When he discovers among her possessions a cryptic shipping log, he senses that this murder is more than a random crime of perverse passion. What unfolds is a searing story that propels Field into a confrontation with the city’s most ruthless and powerful gangster, and a dangerous attraction to another salacious Russian whose sordid connections seem destined to make her the next victim. Scintillating and subtle, **The Master of Rain** is a marvelous debut.

The Master and Margarita

In Soviet Moscow, God is dead, but the devil – to say nothing of his retinue of demons, from a loudmouthed, gun-toting tomcat, to the fanged fallen angel Koroviev – is very much alive. As death and destruction spread through the city like wildfire, …

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Maskerade

SUMMARY: The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence — some would even say lucky — until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X. (nee Agnes) Nitt, she of the ample body and ampler voice. Perdita’s expected to hide in the chorus and sing arias out loud while a more petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes. But at least it’s an escape from scheming Nanny Ogg and old Granny Weatherwax back home, who want her to join their witchy ranks. Once Granny sets her mind on something, however, it’s difficult — and often hazardous — to dissuade her. And no opera-prowling phantom fiend is going to keep a pair of determined hags down on the farm after they’ve seen Ankh-Morpork.

Mary, Mary

E’ un romanzo della serie dell’avvocato di Calusa, Matthew Hope, al centro questa volta di una storia particolarmente drammatica e sinistra. Una vecchia signora eccentrica viene arrestata dopo che nel suo giardino sono stati trovati i resti di tre bambine. Hope è convinto della sua innocenza e si butta in una disperata difesa. Contro di lui le prove, gli indizi e un’affascinante viceprocuratore che lo trascinerà anche in una appassionata storia d’amore.
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Mary, Mary

SUMMARY: This is the eleventh book in the Alex Cross series Somebody is intent on murdering Hollywood’s A-list. A well-known actress has been shot outside her Beverly Hills home. Shortly afterwards, the Los Angeles Times receives an email describing the murder in vivid detail. It is signed Mary Smith. More killings and emails follow ‘ the victims are all major Hollywood players. Is it the work of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something far more terrifying? As the case grows to blockbuster proportions, Washington, DC, FBI agent Alex Cross and the LAPD scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send another chilling update. Filled with the ruthless and shocking twists that make his fans hunger for more, MARY, MARY is James Patterson’s most sophisticated thriller yet.

Mary Berry’s Baking Bible

The definitive baking collection from the undisputed queen of cakesThis stunning cookbook brings together all of Mary Berry’s most mouth-watering baking recipes in a beautifully packaged edition. Filled with 250 foolproof recipes, from the classic Victoria Sponge, Very Best Chocolate Cake and Hazelnut Meringue Cake to tempting muffins, scones and bread and butter pudding, this is the most comprehensive baking cookbook you’ll ever need. Mary’s easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips make it ideal for kitchen novices and more experienced cooks alike, and full-colour photographs and beautiful illustrations will guide you smoothly to baking success. Drawing on her years of experience to create recipes for cakes, breads and desserts, Mary Berry’s Baking Bible will prove to be a timeless classic.

Marx’s ‘Das Kapital’ for Beginners

Marx’s ‘Das Kapital’ For Beginners by Michael Wayne, Sungyoon Choi
Marx’s *Das* *Kapital* cannot be put into a box marked “economics.” It is a work of politics, history, economics, philosophy and even in places, literature (yes Marx’s style is that rich and evocative). *Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners *is an introduction to the Marxist critique of capitalist production and its consequences for a whole range of social activities such as politics, media, education and religion. *Das Kapital* is not a critique of a particular capitalist system in a particular country at a particular time. Rather, Marx ‘s aim was to identify the essential features that define capitalism, in whatever country it develops and in whatever historical period. For this reason, *Das Kapital* is necessarily a fairly general, abstract analysis. As a result, it can be fairly difficult to read and comprehend. At the same time, understanding *Das Kapital* is crucial for mastering Marx’s insights to capitalism.

*Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners* offers an accessible path through Marx’s arguments and his key questions: What is a commodity? Where does wealth come from? What is ‘value’? What happens to work under capitalism? Why is crisis part of capitalism’s DNA? And what happens to our consciousness, our very perceptions of reality and our ways of thinking and feeling under capitalism?  Understanding and learning from Marx’s work has taken on a fresh urgency as questions about the sustainability of the capitalist system in today’s global economy intensify.

The Martian Way and Other Stories

This collection of four famous science fiction tales masterfully exemplifies author Isaac Asimov’s ability to create quickly a believable human milieu in the midst of alien circumstances. Each of the long stores also shows his considerable skill in fully fleshing out a speculative scientific or social possibility.
Contents:
· The Martian Way · na Galaxy Nov ’52
· Youth · nv Space Science Fiction May ’52
· The Deep · ss Galaxy Dec ’52
· Sucker Bait [Troas] · na Astounding Feb ’54

Martian Time-Slip

Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
“The writing is humorous, painful, awesome in its effect on both mind and heart . . . There are few modern novels to match it.”—*Rolling Stone*
On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the UN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future. In the hopes of gaining an advantage on a Martian real estate deal, powerful people force Manfred to send them into the future, where they can learn about development plans. But is Manfred sending them to the real future or one colored by his own dark and paranoid filter? As the time travelers are drawn into Manfred’s dark worldview in both the future and present, the cost of doing business may drive them all insane.

A Marrying Man

**Sequel to [A Betting Man](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17827391.A_Betting_Man “A Betting Man”)**
It’s been almost a year since a disastrous bet dropped Blaine McKlintock and his best friend, Kent Samson in hot water. Now, Kent is getting ready to propose to Terry Barron. Blaine couldn’t be happier for his best friend, but when Kent asks Blaine to plan the wedding, Blaine is thrown for a loop, especially when Kent drops another bomb. Spencer Cassidy will be helping. Blaine remembers Spencer very well, but the former Wall Street force doesn’t seem to remember him. Blaine’s changed a lot since the bet, but will Spencer see it too?

The Married Kama Sutra

An illustrated “sequel” to the famous Kama Sutra: a humorous guide to the positions of married life.For centuries, lovers have found inspiration and advice in the ancient text of the Kama Sutra. Now, Simon Rich–“one of the funniest writers in America” (The Daily Beast)–and Farley Katz have unearthed a valuable new document–a guide to the positions most common after marriage. From “the interrupted congress” to “the beaching of the whales,” here are the poses, positions, and games married lovers play to keep the spark alive–and the dishwasher properly loaded. Complete with four-color, full-page illustrations in the style of the original Kama Sutra, but with modern, domestic accoutrements: dirty diapers, TV remotes, and wine glasses aplenty.

The Marriage Resolution

Dee had thought a career was enough to keep her happy and fulfilled. But now she regrets giving up her chance of marriage, babies and family life…. Especially when Hugo Montpelier, the man she once passionately loved, returns.

Their sexual hunger for one another is as strong as ever. Maybe marriage and motherhood can still be hers—but first she must dare to reveal the scandal she has kept secret for so long….

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Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President

**”The Vice President and his wife could kiss their audience’s attention goodbye once Marlon Bundo was introduced!” — CNN, covering Marlon Bundo’s appearance at a White House military appreciation event
**From the moment he hopped into the home of America’s “Second Family,” black-and-white bunny rabbit Marlon Bundo captured the hearts of Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen, and his children Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey. But little Marlon Bundo isn’t just a family pet: like Peter Rabbit and Bugs Bunny before him, Marlon—or BOTUS (Bunny of the United States)—is a national celebrity! With his appearances at official White House events, his rides on Air Force 2, and his popular Instagram account, Marlon Bundo has become a beloved member of the Trump-Pence administration.
So how does a bunny experience a day in the life of the Vice President? Now young readers can follow Marlon Bundo along as he hops after “Grampa” (Vice President Mike Pence) in this delightful story penned by Charlotte Pence and illustrated faithfully with watercolors from the “Second Lady” herself, Karen Pence.
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Marked: An Irish Paranormal Thriller (The Kerry Horrors Book 1)

When freelance writer Kate Murray’s Great Aunt bequeaths her a cottage in remote south Kerry, she is overcome with the peace and beauty of the little stone house. Set high up a hillside overlooking the ocean, even David, her architect husband, falls in love with it.
Determined that they should swap city for country, Dubliner Kate decides to try living her dream.
Curiosity draws her to the ancient circle of standing stones at the end of the lane – stones that her elderly neighbour is strangely yet fiercely determined to keep everyone well away from.
Little realising the grave danger she faces, Kate visits the stones at sunset and her life is set on a terrifying course that will bring her face to face with an ancient evil.
As her dream of the country life rapidly turns into a nightmare, events at the cottage become more and more sinister.
Why is the old lady so determined to keep people away?
What does the Parish priest know that he isn’t telling her?
Will Kate discover the secret to her personal haunting before it’s too late?
Set in the ancient and atmospheric surrounds of rural Ireland in the winter time, this paranormal thriller will leave you reluctant to turn out the lights.

Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express

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101 super-quick and ultra-easy recipes for each of the four seasons–totaling a whopping 404 recipes–from award-winning cookbook author and popular New York Times columnist Mark Bittman. – A celebrated author with a huge following: The author of the perennial bestseller How to Cook Everything, mark Bittman is known across the country as The minimalist. His more than two million readers eagerly follow his weekly recipes and accompanying instructional online videos from The New York Times. His popular thirteen-part PBS series was named the Best National Cooking Series of 2005 by the prestigious James Beard Foundation. – An easy, breezy read for busy cooks: 404 Express gives readers 101 quick recipes for each season, all of which can be prepared in ten minutes or less. For people who like to eat well without the fuss, mark Bittman offers his trademark pared-down elegance and contemporary style. Like his New York Times column, each recipe is presented with just a sentence or two and requires but a few ingredients. From seafood to pasta dishes, vegetarian specialties and desserts, Bittman covers every flavor for every season. – Capitalizes on the seasonal food craze: With concerns about the environment, today more than ever, Americans are keen on cooking and eating seasonally. Each of the 404 recipes in this book make it easy for readers to choose meals made from fresh foods produced on local farms.
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This is a man who loves food in the most unstuffy way possible. –The Chicago Tribune I’d buy any cookbook Bittman wrote. –The Miami Herald
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Marine

The US Marine Corps has achieved an almost mythical status as the very best the American forces have to offer. Tom Clancy takes the reader on a tour of the Corps and its training, technology and people. The book describes the tools of the Marine Expeditionary Unit, including the AAV-7 amphibious personnel carrier, the Wasp-class assault carrier and Harrier II attack jet. It also examines the role of the Marines in the present and the future.