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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse

It’s a simple if shocking question, and former librarian Aurora Teagarden is just the person to find the answer. Basking in an inheritance that makes her financially independent, Roe’s looking for a new occupation. Her days as a librarian are over. Real estate might be fun, she thinks. And who better to teach her the tricks of the trade than her Lauren Bacall look-alike mother, Aida Brattle Teagarden Queensland, who happens to own one of the major real estate firms in town? Signing on as an apprentice, Roe agrees to show an expensive house to some out-of-town clients. The house has its charms, but the clients are not too thrilled with what’s been left behind in the master bedroom: the corpse of real estate woman Tonia Lee Greenhouse. And Tonia’s only the first victim. It quickly becomes clear that the killer is someone familiar with the real estate community in Lawrenceton, someone who has access to the houses that are on the market. Roe’s not too sure she likes real estate, after all. She hadn’t counted on murder. But she definitely likes her well-to-do client, Martin Bartell. In fact, it may be love at first sight. With memorable characters and lots of small-town southern charm, this witty and wise mystery proves that author Charlaine Harris is among the best of the new generation of crime writers.

Three Act Tragedy

SUMMARY: A facsimile first edition hardback of one of the best 1930s Poirot books, published to mark the 80th anniversary of his first appearance.Thirteen guests arrived at dinner at the actor’s house. It was to be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, who choked on his cocktail, went into convulsions and died.But when his martini glass was sent for chemical analysis, there was no trace of poison – just as Poirot had predicted. Even more troubling for the great detective, there was absolutely no motive…To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot’s first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family’s own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.

Threat Vector

**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Tom Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher.**
Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People’s Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan.
The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missile endangers the US Navy’s plans to protect the island. Meanwhile, Chinese cyberwarfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It’s a new combat arena, but it’s every bit as deadly as any that has gone before.
Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There’s just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.
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Threadbare – Complete Trilogy

Meet Threadbare. He is twelve inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero.
Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she’s got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her.
Fortunately for the little golem, he’s quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies…
Warning: Contains profanity and violence.
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Set in atmospheric coastal Japan, this epic story centers on an earnest young clerk, Jacob de Zoet, who arrives in the summer of 1799 to make his fortune and return to Holland to wed his fiancée. But Jacob’s plans are shaken when he meets the daughter of a Samurai. Imagine an empire that has shut out the world for a century and a half. No one can leave, foreigners are excluded, their religions banned and their ideas deeply mistrusted. Yet a narrow window onto this nation-fortress still exists: an artificial walled island connected to a mainland port, and manned by a handful of European traders. And locked as the land-gate may be, it cannot prevent the meeting of minds ‘ or hearts. The nation was Japan, the port was Nagasaki and the island was Dejima, to where David Mitchell’s panoramic novel transports us in the year 1799. For one Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, a dark adventure of duplicity, love, guilt, faith and murder is about to begin ‘ and all the while, unbeknownst to him and his feuding compatriots, the axis of global power is turning…

Thoughtful Machine Learning: A Test-Driven Approach

Learn how to apply test-driven development (TDD) to machine-learning algorithms–and catch mistakes that could sink your analysis. In this practical guide, author Matthew Kirk takes you through the principles of TDD and machine learning, and shows you how to apply TDD to several machine-learning algorithms, including Naive Bayesian classifiers and Neural Networks.
Machine-learning algorithms often have tests baked in, but they can’t account for human errors in coding. Rather than blindly rely on machine-learning results as many researchers have, you can mitigate the risk of errors with TDD and write clean, stable machine-learning code. If you’re familiar with Ruby 2.1, you’re ready to start.
Apply TDD to write and run tests before you start coding
Learn the best uses and tradeoffs of eight machine learning algorithms
Use real-world examples to test each algorithm through engaging, hands-on exercises
Understand the similarities between TDD and the scientific method for validating solutions
Be aware of the risks of machine learning, such as underfitting and overfitting data
Explore techniques for improving your machine-learning models or data extraction

Though Hell Should Bar the Way

A NEW NOVEL IN THE NATIONALLY BEST-SELLING RCN MILITARY SF SERIES. David Drake, Dean of Military Science Fiction, returns with another entry in his best-selling RCN series.
FROM WEALTH AND POWER, TO POVERTY AND INSULTS!
Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father was unmasked as a white-collar criminal he had to take whatever he was offered.
What is offered turns out to be a chance to accompany Captain Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy as they go off to start a war that will put Roy at the sharp end.
Duty snatches Roy from the harem of a pirate chief to a world of monsters, from interstellar reaches in a half-wrecked starship to assassination attempts at posh houses. Roy has the choice of making friends or dying friendless; of meeting betrayal and responding to it; of breaking his faith or keeping it at the risk of his life.
Pirates, politics, and spies–and waiting for Roy if he survives all the rest, a powerful warship.
The action doesn’t slow–nor can Roy, for if he does the only question is which of the many threats will be the one to catch and kill him. But Captain Leary himself has given Roy a chance, and Roy is determined make the most of it—THOUGH HELL SHOULD BAR THE WAY.
**Praise for *Though Hell Should Bar the Way:***
“*Though Hell Should Bar the Way* is vastly entertaining, a tale that demonstrates Drake’s skill as an author, illustrating why Drake is one of the best living science fiction authors today.”—*The Daily News of Galveston County*

**About David Drake’s RCN series:**
“[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.”—*Publishers Weekly*
“The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!”—*Philadelphia Weekly Press*
“[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along…character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.”—*SFReader.com*
“Drake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O’Brian’s Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera.” —*Publishers Weekly*
**About David Drake:**
“[P]rose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…”—*Chicago Sun-Times*
“Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—*Booklist*
**RCN series:**
*With the Lightnings*
*Lt. Leary, Commanding*
*The Far Side of the Stars*
*The Way to Glory*
*Some Golden Harbor*
*When the Tide Rises*
*In the Stormy Red Sky*
*What Distant Deeps*
*The Road of Danger   *
*The Sea Without a Shore*
*Death’s Bright Day*
*Though Hell Should Bar the Way*
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A Thoroughly Modern Witch: The Magi Saga

**It’s Halloween, and Jay is having girl trouble. **
Isabelle is gorgeous, but she’s more interested in the guys flashing money around to pay attention to him.
When his boss’s girlfriend, Amanda, takes an interest in his predicament, his night gets a lot more interesting.
With everyone in their Halloween outfits, and the drink playing tricks on his mind, Jay can’t be sure if that’s a real werewolf, or just someone in a really convincing costume.
Jay could accept his lot in life, or take Amanda’s advice and show Isabelle what he’s really made of, and what she’s missing out on. But will it be enough?
**Note**
This is a Magi Saga short Halloween story, that’s separate from much of the main timeline but takes place after book 4.

This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age

Amazon.com Review

More comprehensive than The Right Stuff, more critical than Apollo 13, This New Ocean is a near-perfect history of the men (and occasional women) who have “slipped the surly bonds of Earth.” Eminent science journalist and space expert William E. Burrows covers just about everyone in history–from Daedalus to John Glenn–who ever designed or flew a rocket, trying to “ride the arrow” to the moon and beyond. It’s a trail of testosterone from start to finish, but it makes for an engrossing read. One of Burrows’s most interesting points is that without the cold war we never would have made it into space. He writes, “…the rocket would forever serve two masters at the same time, or rather a single master with two dispositions: one for war and one for peace.” Werner von Braun, Robert Goddard, and other rocketry pioneers may indeed have wanted to explore space, but they knew the only way to get there was on the military’s back.

Burrows extensively researched his subject, and he seems to want to include a little bit of everything; too much detail bogs down the narrative in places. Then again, he is no apologist for the space programs of the United States and the former U.S.S.R., and to tell their complete stories requires laying a great deal of political and scientific groundwork. When it comes to the great, memorable moments in space history, Burrows really shines. In telling the stories of Sputnik‘s first orbit, Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk, Challenger‘s fiery death, and Sojourner‘s Martian road trip, he captures both the gee-whiz technological accomplishment and the very human emotions of the men and women involved. –Therese Littleton

From Publishers Weekly

“The cold war was over. The great space race was over. And the first space age was over, too.” With these simple sentences, written in the past tense, Burrows (Deep Black; Exploring Space, etc.), director of NYU’s Science and Environmental Reporting Program, connects with Gen-X readers, to whom space exploration has always been part of history; with pre-baby boomers, who have seen the full unfolding of humanity’s great leap outward in their lifetimes; and with everyone in between. Burrows’s richly documented book tells the story of how simple earthlingsAfallible creatures living under imperfect political systemsAtranscended foibles, corruption, depravity and flawed machines to discover other worlds and, what is more important, their own. For the space enthusiast, Burrows offers a complete, authoritative history of the technology that allowed us to explore space and the people who created and managed that technology. For those who struggle to understand the nature of humanity, it offers new insights into old paradoxes. For those who ask where we are going, it offers hope. Although we have the potential to destroy our species and our planet, the second space age now beginning, Burrows makes clear, will be marked by our arrival and survival in other worlds. The legacy of the first space age, as expressed through his remarkable book, is the knowledge that our species is capable of both outliving our planet and destroying it. The legacy of the second will be the choices we make based on that knowledge. We are voyagers embarking on yet another “new ocean”; Burrows provides invaluable lessons to help us navigate the sea of stars. Sixteen pages of b&w photos not seen by PW. Author tour.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

This Is Your Brain On Sex

Previously published as Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships.

PHILOSOPHERS, THEOLOGIANS, ARTISTS, AND BOY BANDS HAVE WAXED poetic for centuries about the nature of love. But what does the brain have to say about the way we carry our hearts? In the wake of a divorce, science writer and single mother Kayt Sukel made herself a guinea pig in the labs of some unusual love experts to find out. This Is Your Brain on Sex is her lively and hilarious examination of the big questions about love and sex, previously published in hardcover as Dirty Minds.

Each chapter of this edgy romp through the romantic brain looks at a different aspect of love above the belt. What in your brain makes you love someone—or simply lust after them? Why do good girls like bad boys? Is monogamy practical? How thin is that line between love and hate? After reading this gimlet-eyed look at love, sex, and the brain, you’ll never look at romance the same way again.

(source: Bol.com)

The Thirteenth Tale

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When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny.
*All children mythologize their birth*…So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter’s collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist.
The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself — all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter’s story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission.
As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire.
Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida’s storytelling but remains suspicious of the author’s sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.
*The Thirteenth Tale* is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.

**Recensie(s)**

A fireside mystery with all the grisly trimmings — Catherine Shoard Evening Standard This surprise bestseller is an enjoyably windswept story of incest, unnatural love and northern nastiness — Emma Hagestadt INDEPENDENT highly accomplished…intriguing twists galore — Katie Owen Daily Telegraph a captivating read FIRST A firesdie mystery with all the grisly trimmings LONDON LITE An involving and engrossing tale full of twists and turns…hard to put down! My Weekly riveting from start to finish THE LADY The Thirteenth Tale has all the ingredients of a gripping thriller with twists, turns and false leads to keep you guessing…a beautifully written and absorbing mystery WOMAN & HOME
(source: Bol.com)

Thirteen Forgotten Worlds

Fresh from his High School graduation, Pierce thought he was going to Harvard. His future was chosen, set, and finalized. A done deal. All that changes when a morning run brings him face-to-face with truths very few people know: thirteen worlds intersect with our own at a place called the Seams. Most people cannot remember them because their minds are incapable of comprehending the Seams or anything that comes from there. But a few people are different. They remember. Now, more than anything, Pierce wants to become a Seam Warden. They guard our world, enforcing laws and protecting those other-world citizens who live here peacefully. But as Pierce trains to become a Seam Warden, he uncovers a traitor selling advanced technology to those who can’t possibly understand it. When that technology endangers an old friend’s life, Pierce has to violate orders and risk his only chance at becoming a Seam Warden to find the traitor and save his friend before it’s too late.
(source: Bol.com)

Third Twin

The study of twins and the genetics of aggression totally consumes research scientist Jeannie Ferrami. An accomplished and headstrong researcher, Jeannie has developed a sophisticated software program to identify identical twins reared apart. But Jeannie’s breakthrough project is threatened by the appearance of a sudden impossibility–identical twins born weeks apart to different mothers at separate locations. When Jeannie’s research assistant, Lisa, is raped, Steve Logan, a young law student who is one of Jeannie’s research subjects, is identified in a police lineup as Lisa’s attacker. Logan’s genetic tests reveal no violent behavior patterns. Then Jeannie stumbles upon the beginnings of a stunning revelation. Logan is unaware of the existence of a criminal twin brother in jail. Jeannie is convinced of Steve’s innocence, yet her judgment may be clouded by her growing emotional attachment to him. By now Jeannie’s problems are mounting. Berrington Jones, Jeannie’s arrogant and intimidating boss, is a world-renowned authority on biotechnical engineering. He and his partners are involved in devious but lucrative negotiations to sell Genetco, their biogenetic research company. Jeannie’s research poses a major threat to their impending millions. Jones arranges to have Jeannie fired.Stunned and feeling helpless, Jeannie doesn’t understand why this has happened to her. With Steve and his brother in jail, who is committing these sex crimes? While acting on a hunch that might solve the mystery surrounding Steve and his brother’s birth, Jeannie is violently attacked by yet another twin who looks exactly like Steve. Determined to protect her research program and convinced her former boss hassomething important to hide, a terrified Jeannie has no other choice but to find out why Jones and his partners will stop at nothing to discredit her work.

The Third Option (A Mitch Rapp Novel)

**#1 *New York Times *bestselling author of *American Assassin*—now a major motion picture
Vince Flynn’s “high-energy” (*Booklist*) political thriller places CIA superagent Mitch Rapp in the crosshairs of an enemy even he did not anticipate.**
When diplomacy fails and military intervention is inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take the third option.…Mitch Rapp has been assigned just such an “unofficial” task, targeting a German industrialist who is supplying a notorious terror sponsor. But when the mission is dangerously compromised, Rapp realizes he’s been deemed an expendable asset in a power battle on home turf: the choice of Dr. Irene Kennedy as successor to dying CIA director Thomas Stansfield has many detractors, some who will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins. But no one counted on Mitch Rapp’s return…or how far he’ll go to find out who set him up.
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Praise for Vince Flynn
THE THIRD OPTION
‘A sensational novel that will add more critical acclaim to a writer at his peak’ Publishing News
‘Page-Turner of the week’ People Magazine
‘Flynn’s high-energy prose sets a terrific pace, and he generates plenty of suspense’ Booklist
TRANSFER OF POWER
‘Right out of today’s headlines … A wonderful romp through the halls of power … The action is bloody good and the concluding chapters are complex, chilling and satisfying.’ The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
‘Flynn keeps the action moving’ Houston Chronicle
‘Moves at breakneck speed … you won’t be able to put it down’ Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX)
TERM LIMITS
‘A page-turning read’ Larry King, USA Today
‘A roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller with loads of insider lowdown on D.C. politics’ Minneapolis Star Tribune
‘Ingenious … outpaces anything recently published, including Clancy’ The Florida Times-Union
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**#1 *New York Times *bestselling author of *American Assassin*—now a major motion picture
Vince Flynn’s “high-energy” (*Booklist*) political thriller places CIA superagent Mitch Rapp in the crosshairs of an enemy even he did not anticipate.**
When diplomacy fails and military intervention is inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take the third option.…Mitch Rapp has been assigned just such an “unofficial” task, targeting a German industrialist who is supplying a notorious terror sponsor. But when the mission is dangerously compromised, Rapp realizes he’s been deemed an expendable asset in a power battle on home turf: the choice of Dr. Irene Kennedy as successor to dying CIA director Thomas Stansfield has many detractors, some who will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins. But no one counted on Mitch Rapp’s return…or how far he’ll go to find out who set him up.

The Third Kingdom

The story that began as a simple Retriever case has become the tale of the fight against a thousand years of evil.
The wolf shifters have Niceros to take down. The Vampire Twins have to deal with Cassius. The Second Kingdom is in disarray and Simeon, Asher and Phin are desperate to calm the unrest.
An alpha needs to accept his role, a blood demon has to become the King he was meant to be, and the Vampire twins have to end the war.
Against all this, Reuben and Ethan, lovers separated for a millennium, are thrown back in to a war to end the poison that is Ludvik Peitrol.
In a battle on the barren fields of Arberfan is where this story will end.
(source: Bol.com)

Third girl

SUMMARY: A desperate woman seeks the aid of Hercule Poirot in a matter of life and death. A near-lethal dose of poison, a blood-stained knife, a revolver, and a family who aren’t what they seem all figure in an extraordinary case that takes the celebrated Belgian detective from a village estate to the bohemian streets of London.