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Pop Goes the Weasel

SUMMARY: In POP GOES THE WEASEL, James Patterson has created a formidable villain every reader will see in the shadows when the lights are out, a tender love story, a plot powered by relentless suspense and psychological thrills kicked up to an all-time high ‘It’s all just a game, darling. I play with three other men. Their names are FAMINE, WAR and CONQUEROR. My name is DEATH. You’re a very lucky girl ‘ I’m the best player of all.’ Geoffrey Shafter: a man who never loses, he is prepared to play the game of games for the highest stakes of all. Alex Cross: senior Washington, DC, homicide detective, he is determined, whatever the consequences, to unmask the man he has nicknamed the weasel, the prime suspect for a spate of killings that Cross has been forbidden to investigate.

Poor Tom Is Cold

In this third adventure featuring the lovable detective William Murdoch, he becomes involved with the apparent suicide of Constable Oliver Wicken – a man who was the sole support of his mother and invalid sister. But further investigation by Detective Murdoch takes him far afield and he begins to suspect that the Eakin family, whose house adjoins the one where Wicken died, is more involved with the case than they admit. Whether describing a tooth extraction, the unquestioning prejudice toward the few Chinese immigrants in the city, or the well-intentioned, but bizarre, treatment of mentally ill women, Maureen Jennings once again brings the period vividly to life.

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Poor Folk

Poor Folk, sometimes translated as Poor People,[note] is the first novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, written over the span of nine months between 1844 and 1845. Dostoyevsky was in financial difficulty because of his extravagant living and his developing gambling addiction; although he had produced some translations of foreign novels, they had little success, and he decided to write a novel of his own to try to raise funds.Inspired by the works of Gogol, Pushkin, and Karamzin, as well as English and French authors, Poor Folk is written in the form of letters between the two main characters, Makar Devushkin and Varvara Dobroselova, who are poor second cousins.
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The Pool of Fire

Will must defeat the Tripods once and for all in this third book of a classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey’s*The 5th Wave* and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children series.
After being held captive in the City of Gold and Lead—the capital, where the creatures that control the mechanical, monstrous Tripods live—Will believes that he’s learned everything he needs to know to destroy them. He has discovered the source of their power, and with this new knowledge, Will and his friends plan to return to the City of Gold and Lead to take down the Masters once and for all.
Although Will and his friends have planned everything down to the minute, the Masters still have surprises in store. And with the Masters’ plan to destroy Earth completely, Will may have just started the war that will end it all.
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Pomes Penyeach

Pomes Penyeach by James Joyce
This early work by James Joyce was originally published in 1927 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. ‘Pomes Penyeach’ is a collection of Joyce’s poetry. James Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1882. He excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, and then at University College Dublin, where he studied English, French, and Italian. Joyce produced several prominent works, including: ‘Ulysses’, ‘A Portrait of the Young Artist’, ‘Dubliners’, and ‘Finnegans Wake. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the early twentieth century and his legacy can be seen throughout modern literature.

Polity Agent

From eight hundred years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien maker back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud.
Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut downbecause something alien is pursuing them. The gate is then dumped into a nearby sun.
From those refugees who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by pernicious virus known as the Jain technology. This, of course, raises questions: why was Dragon, a massive biocontruct of the Makers, really sent to the Polity; why did a Jain node suddenly end up in the hands of someone who could do the most damage with it?
Meanwhile an entity called the Legate is distributing pernicious Jain nodes…
And a renegade attack ship, The King of Hearts, has encountered something very nasty outside the Polity itself.

Politika

It is 1999. The sudden death of Russia’s president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop failures have left millions in the grip of famine, and an uprising seems inevitable. One of Russia’s provisional leaders asks the American president for help. But the whole world is watching when a deadly terrorist attack stuns the United States – and evidence points to the Russian parliament. Amidst the turmoil in Russia, American businessman Roger Gordian finds his multinational corporation and its employees in jeopardy. Determined to find those responsible for the attack, he calls upon his crisis control team to intervene. But Gordian doesn’t realize how far the terrorists will go – and how much he has to lose…

Polar Shift

SUMMARY: When the leader of an antiglobalization group plans to use the sixty-year-old findings of a Hungarian genius to create a polar shift and give the industrialized nations a jolt before reversing the effect, the NUMA Special Assignments Team must stop him. Reprint.

Polar Quest

Polar Quest (Rogue Angel Series #16) by Alex Archer
When archaeologist Annja Creed reluctantly agrees to help an old colleague on a dig in Antarctica, she wonders what he’s gotten her into. It turns out that her former associate has found a necklace made of an unknown metal depicting three snakes. He claims it’s over forty thousand years old—and that it may not have earthly origins.
As the pair conduct their research, Annja soon realizes she has more to worry about than being caught in snowslides. Because everyone is hiding something—from her friend, to the U.S. military personnel guarding the site. With no one to trust and someone out to kill her, Annja has nowhere to turn. And everything to lose.

Poirot Loses a Client

An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home. Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th… by which time Emily was already dead.

Poirot Investigates

Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie
What do a movie star, an archaeologist, a French maid, a prime minister, a wealthy dowager, and an Italian count have in common? Half of them have fallen victim to a terrible crime. The others have fallen under suspicion. Leave the deductions to Hercule Poirot.

Point of Impact

2011: Atlantic City is packed with tourists, but the holiday atmosphere ends when an unarmed man turns into a human wrecking ball, tearing a casino apart with his bare hands and throwing cops around like rag dolls. It takes two dozen 9mm rounds to put him down. Suddenly there’s a new designer drug on the streets – a drug that can give you unbelievable strength and immunity from pain – and it’s being sold via the Net from addresses that are virtually impossible to track. If Net Force can’t break the producers’ security and destroy the supply at source, the world could be in for an epidemic of violence that will be literally unstoppable…

The Poetic Species

Provides a manifesto for activists in education and conservation—as Wilson and Hass explain how the close observation of nature, which is central to both poetry and science, can rouse the conservationist in all of us, the conversation becomes a powerful treatise on the necessity of achieving consilience (an interdisciplinary unity of knowledge between science and the humanities) and the value of narrative to inspire social and civic responsibility.

Features two bestselling writers and educators, a foreword by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, and publication support from Poets House, which co-hosted the sold-out event between Hass and Wilson at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in December 2012.

Presented in a beautiful edition and priced for the gift market, classroom, and bookseller point-of-sale promotions.

**Recensie(s)**

World Literature Today Editor’s Pick� Enchanting. . . . The Poetic Species is a wonderful read in its entirety, short yet infinitely simulating. � Brain Pickings� The principle of consilience, or the unity of knowledge, infuses this conversation between biologist E. O. Wilson and poet Robert Hass. . . . The eminent duo explore echoes and parallels in their respective fields with eloquent concision, from Wilson’s advice to poets (� Colonize science ) to Hass’s musings on the interplay of selfish gene and social imperative in imagination. � Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science� The Poetic Species explores the intersection of science and the arts in relation to the staggering environmental crisis the world is encountering. I am encouraged by this call to action by both scientific and literary communities and curious about the possible responses. � World Literature Today Editor’s Pick citation� Every page offers something worth contemplating . . . The Poetic Species is a fascinating foray into the ways we’re connected to each other and the natural world� highly recommended reading. � Rosemary & Reading Glasses World Literature Today Editor’s Pick Enchanting. . . . The Poetic Species is a wonderful read in its entirety, short yet infinitely simulating. -Brain Pickings The principle of consilience, or the unity of knowledge, infuses this conversation between biologist E. O. Wilson and poet Robert Hass. . . . The eminent duo explore echoes and parallels in their respective fields with eloquent concision, from Wilson’s advice to poets ( Colonize science ) to Hass’s musings on the interplay of selfish gene and social imperative in imagination. -Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science The Poetic Species explores the intersection of science and the arts in relation to the staggering environmental crisis the world is encountering. I am encouraged by this call to action by both scientific and literary communities and curious about the possible responses. -World Literature Today Editor’s Pick citation Every page offers something worth contemplating . . . The Poetic Species is a fascinating foray into the ways we’re connected to each other and the natural world-highly recommended reading. -Rosemary & Reading Glasses
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A Pocketful of Rye

A handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman! Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his ‘counting house’ when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme!

Plundered by Pirates

“Now your girl will please my men or you can both feed the sharks.”
When sails are sighted flying no nation’s flag, the ship knows they’re in trouble. It’s proof that they never should have brought the Captain’s **little girl** on board. Women are bad luck at sea.
Now the pirates claim she must please the **entire crew**.
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Plum Spooky

Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers #4) by Janet Evanovich
The First Full Length Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers Novel from #1 Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich.
Turn on all the lights and check under your bed. Things are about to get spooky in Trenton, New Jersey. According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys. Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He’s chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he’s chosen the Barrens as his new playground. Munch received his doctorate degree in quantum physics when he was twenty-two. He’s now twenty-four, and while his brain is large, his body hasn’t made it out of the boys’ department at Macy’s. Anyone who says good things come in small packages hasn’t met Munch. Wulf Grimoire is looking for world domination. Martin Munch would be happy if he could just get a woman naked and tied to a tree. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has Munch on her most-wanted list for failure to appear in court. Plum is the all-American girl stuck in an uncomfortable job, succeeding on luck and tenacity. Usually she gets her man. This time she gets a monkey. She also gets a big guy named Diesel. Diesel pops in and out of Plum’s life like birthday cake – delicious to look at and taste, not especially healthy as a steady diet, gone by the end of the week if not sooner. He’s an über bounty hunter with special skills when it comes to tracking men and pleasing women. He’s after Grimoire, and now he’s also after Munch. And if truth were told, he wouldn’t mind setting Stephanie Plum in his crosshairs. Diesel and Plum hunt down Munch and Grimoire, following them into the Barrens, surviving cranberry bogs, the Jersey Devil, a hair-raising experience, sand in their underwear, and, of course . . . monkeys.