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Hergé, Son of Tintin

**Tintinology** [tin-tin-**ol**-uh-jee] ** *noun***** **— The study of the works of comic creator Hergé and the cultural impact of Tintin, his best-known and most influential character.
The adventures of Tintin and his dog, Snowy, have captivated people worldwide since they first appeared as an insert in the Belgian Catholic newspaper *Le Vingtième Siècle* in 1929. Available for the first time in English, this insightful biography delves deep into the psyche of Tintin creator Georges Remi and his public persona Hergé.
Author of the critically acclaimed *Tintin and the World of Hergé* and the last person to interview Remi, Benoît Peeters tells the complete story behind Hergé’s origins and shows how and why the nom de plume grew into a larger-than-Remi personality as Tintin’s popularity exploded. Drawing on interviews and using recently uncovered primary sources for the first time, Peeters reveals Remi as a neurotic man who sought to escape the troubles of his past by allowing Hergé’s identity to subsume his own. As Tintin adventured, Hergé lived out a romanticized version of life for Remi.
Millions have traveled alongside Tintin and Snowy through books, animated television series, theatrical performances, exhibitions, documentaries, and movies, including Steven Spielberg’s fall 2011 *The Adventures of Tintin*. Now Tintinologists have the opportunity to better understand the complex and sometimes dark personality of Tintin’s creator and his carefully crafted public persona.

Heretics of Dune

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis-now called Rakis-has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying. Now, the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power. And as factions vie for control over the remnants of the Empire, a girl named Sheeana rises to prominence in the wastelands of Rakis, sending religious fervor throughout the galaxy. For she possesses the abilities of the Fremen sandriders-fulfilling a prophecy foretold by the late God Emperor…

The heretic’s apprentice

SUMMARY: In her sixteenth chronicle of the medieval monk-detective Brother Cadfael, Ellis Peters throws a variety of puzzles at her hero. In the summer of 1143, Brother Cadfael is torn from his herbarium to investigate the deaths of two visitors.

Here Comes Trouble

Former air force pilot Max Taylor has gained something of a reputation with the high-society ladies he shuttles around on his charter airline service. And the rumor mill has been out of control since he’s become a chapter in the tell-all book written by a late congressman’s widow! Looking to lie low while the courts restore his good name, Max has decided to hide out with his grandfather in the tiny town of Trouble, Pennsylvania.

Sabrina Cavanaugh isn’t the sultry, mysterious heiress she’s pretending to be. In fact, she’s a junior book editor who happens to be on a mission — to nail Max Taylor for the womanizing creep he is. Having worked hand in hand with the loose-lipped widow in writing her memoirs, there’s no way Sabrina’s going to let some spoiled (and hot) flyboy kill her career-making project with a lawsuit.

It looks as if the love of a lifetime is on the horizon.

(source: Bol.com)

Hercule Poirot’s Early Cases

With each case, Poirot further proves his reputation as the greatest mind in detective fiction. In “The Plymouth Express,” the body of the daughter of a wealthy American industrialist is found stuffed under a train seat. “Problem at Sea” finds a disliked rich woman murdered in a locked room on a ship. “The King of Clubs” involves a prince, his dancer fiancée, and a fiendish bit of blackmail.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie
**In *Hercule Poirot’s Christmas*, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.**
Christmas Eve, and the Lee family’s reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man. . . .

Hercule Poirot’s Casebook

For the first time in one volume, the complete collection of fifty stories about Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. The shrewd little detective with the egg-shaped head and the enormous black mustaches was created by one of the great storytellers of the world. Only she couls have devised the cases worthy of his skill, the ingenious mysteries that challenge the reader as well as the detective.
Poirot had a passion for order, for rational thought, and he had a justified confidence in his deductive genius. No matter what the provocation, he remained calm. Although his character does not change, there is a spectacular diversity in the plots and themes of the cases. But whether murders are committed by violence, by poison, or by more subtle means, Poirot finds the solution. Thefts of money or jewels are uncovered or thwarted. Here too are Poirot’s famous adventures against modern monsters of evil from *The Labors of Hercules*. There is variety in the length of the cases, which range from “The Wasp’s Nest,” a very brief tale of a crime prevented, to “The Under Dog,” a story of almost novella length about the trapping of a killer. These and all the other brilliant stories make this volume solid, satisfying entertainment.
Includes stories from:
Dead Man’s Mirror (1937)
Double Sin (1961)
The Labors of Hercules (1947)
Poirot Investigates (1924)
The Regatta Mystery (1939)
Three Blind Mice (1950)
The Under Dog (1926)

Her Rebound Guy

Is she falling for the wrong man again?

Caleb Taggert is exactly what recent divorcée Beck Magruder needs—intelligent, handsome and blissfully uninterested in anything long-term. Her first date with Caleb does not disappoint. Yet after a night of passion, Beck realizes she’s looking for more than just a fling. Saying goodbye to an almost perfect man isn’t easy.

Luckily Caleb offers Beck a deal: no-strings-attached fun, plus free advice for online dating. It’s the perfect arrangement, until Beck falls for Caleb. Suddenly, no other man can compete. What started as a fling has the potential to become something more. But is Beck ready to bet her future on it?

(source: Bol.com)

Her Mother’s Hope

**2011 Retailers Choice Award winner!**
The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this New York Times best-selling story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations.
Near the turn of the twentieth century, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland for a better life, determined to fulfill her mother’s hope. Her formative journey takes her through Europe and eventually to Canada, where she meets handsome Niclas Waltert. But nothing has prepared her for the sacrifices she must make for marriage and motherhood as she travels to the Canadian wilderness and then to the dusty Central Valley of California to raise her family.
Marta’s hope is to give her children a better life, but experience has taught her that only the strong survive. Her tough love is often misunderstood, especially by her oldest daughter, Hildemara Rose, who craves her mother’s acceptance. Amid the drama of World War II, Hildie falls in love and begins a family of her own. But unexpected and tragic events force mother and daughter to face their own shortcomings and the ever-widening chasm that threatens to separate them forever.
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Her Alphas [Wolf Packs of Fate: Garrett Pack 1]

[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Paranormal Menage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, werewoves;HEA] Laney Sugarfield will do anything for her brother, including running off with his gang’s drugs. But now that she’s gotten away with the illegal goods, what’s she supposed to do with them? Werewolves Brady, Dart, and Ethan Rann are members of the Garrett Pack of Fate. Not that they’re proud of that. In fact, once they achieve primary alpha ranking, they’re going to change things within the pack. They’re ready to make their move when suddenly the desirable Laney shows up in Fate. Can they take their mate even if that means she becomes part of a pack they no longer want? Laney’s beautiful and everything they want, but she comes with baggage. Can they help her brother while keeping her safe? Will their pack keep them from claiming her? They’re caught in the middle. Will it be love or the pack? ** A Siren Erotic Romance Jane Jamison is a Siren-exclusive author.

Hemlocked and Loaded

** *Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.* **
Emma Hart has a lot on her paranormal plate–a wedding to plan, a trespasser to defend, and a longstanding curse to break. When a pixie dies under mysterious circumstances, her endless list of Things To Do grows even longer. Will she manage to uncover the truth behind the pixie’s death before she becomes the next victim?
*Hemlocked and Loaded* is the ninth book in the *Spellbound* paranormal cozy mystery series.
This is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery novel.
Books in the series include:
Curse the Day, Book 1
Doom and Broom, Book 2
Spell’s Bells, Book 3
Lucky Charm, Book 4
Better Than Hex, Book 5
Cast Away, Book 6
A Touch of Magic, Book 7
A Drop in the Potion, Book 8
Other series by Annabel Chase:
Starry Hollow Witches–
Magic & Murder, Book 1
Magic & Mystery, Book 2
Magic & Mischief, Book 3
Magic & Mayhem, Book 4

Help! My Brother’s a Zombie!

Did you ever hear that telling a nightmare makes it fade away? It doesn’t. Not here anyway. Welcome to the Nightmare Club’s Halloween Sleepover. You might not last till morning. This is the story Jack told. His older brother Stephen was a great friend – until he started to change. His smell. His face. His friends. His diet.
(source: Bol.com)

The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women-mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends-view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, *The Help* is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.

Hello Color: 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor

**Say goodbye to dull décor and hello to color with 25 simple DIY projects with Rachel Mae Smith, the pink-haired proprietor of popular lifestyle blog The Crafted Life!**
Liven up your apartment and make your home space vibrant with 25 simple and fun step-by-step home accessory projects–all doable in under 30 minutes!–like pop-tastic wall art, colorful coasters, and bold and bright dishes and mugs. No matter whether she’s writing for her blog, snapping pictures for Instagram, or just living her life, Rachel Mae Smith is all about the simple joys of making by hand and bringing brightness to everything. And now, with a book full of delightful projects, Rachel’s bringing her unique and cheerful style to home crafters and aspirational DIYers everywhere. Helpful sidebars suggest palettes for creating a perfect set of hues and share tips for picking the right color for every space. Plus ideas for perking up pillowcases, napkins, hangers, and other pre-fab necessities, tips for preserving color, how-tos on working with specific materials, ideas for entertaining, and–of course–a guide to shooting pictures!

Helliconia Trilogy

Helliconia is a planet that, due to the massively eccentric orbit of its own sun around another star, experiences seasons that lasts eons. Whole civilisations grow in the Spring, flourish in the Summer and then die in the brutal winters. The human-like inhabitants have been profoundly changed by their experience of this harsh cycle. In orbit above the planet a terran mission struggles to observe and understand the effects on society of such a massive climatic impact. Massive, thoroughly researched, minutely organised, full of action, pulp references and deep drama this is a classic trilogy.