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Ordeal by Innocence

Het bewijs dat de naam wist van een jongen veroordeeld voor zijn geadopteerde moeder te doden komt te laat om zijn leven te redden – dus wie heeft haar vermoord? Dr. Arthur Calgary neemt een veerboot over de rivier de Rubicon naar Sunny Point, het huis van de familie Argyle. Een jaar eerder, de matriarch van de familie werd vermoord en een zoon, Jack, werd veroordeeld tot de rest van zijn leven doorbrengen in de gevangenis. Gedurende de proef Jack zijn onschuld had gehandhaafd, beweert hij werd liften op de avond van de moord en hij was opgepikt door een man van middelbare leeftijd in een donkere auto. Niet in staat om deze mysterieuze man van de politie gezien Jack als een leugen te lokaliseren. Calgary was de vreemdeling in kwestie, maar hij komt te laat voor Jack – die bezwijkt aan longontsteking na het uitzitten van slechts zes maanden van zijn straf. Een gevoel van plicht om de Argyles, Calgary is verrast als zijn openbaring heeft een storend effect op de familie – het betekent dat één van de familie is een moordenaar …
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Family tensions and suspicions are adroitly handled, and the solution is characteristically surprising’ New York Times Has the particular distinction of presenting a new temporary detective in place of Poirot or Miss Marple.’ New York Herald Tribune Book Review
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Orchid & the Wasp

‘A gem of a novel.’ ELLE ‘Ambitious, full-bodied and fresh.’ Irish Times ‘A remarkable, propulsive debut novel.’ Sunday Times Literary Supplement ‘Ambitious, richly inventive and highly entertaining.’ John Banville, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea An unforgettable young woman navigates Dublin, London and New York, striving to build a life raft for her loved ones in the midst of economic and familial collapse In this dazzlingly original debut novel, award-winning Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes introduces a heroine of mythic proportions in the form of one Gael Foess. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, Gael observes from a young age how a person’s ambitions and ideals can be compromised. When Gael’s financier father walks out during the economic crash of 2008, her family fractures. Her mother, a once-formidable orchestral conductor, becomes a shadow of her former self, and a tragic incident prevents her unwell brother Guthrie from finishing school. Determined not to let her loved ones fall victim to circumstance, Gael leaves Dublin for the leather-lined, coke-dusted social clubs of London, then Manhattan’s gallery scene during the throes of the Occupy movement, always working an angle, but slowly becoming a stranger to those who know her. Written in electric, heart-stopping prose, Orchid & the Wasp is a novel about gigantic ambitions and social upheaval, chewing through sexuality, class, and politics, and crackling with joyful, anarchic fury. It challenges bootstraps morality, questioning what we owe one another and what we earn, what makes for a good life, and how events in our lives can turn us into people we never intended to be. A first novel of astonishing talent, Orchid & the Wasp announces Caoilinn Hughes as one of the most exciting literary writers working today.
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Highly ambitious… Kick-ass, whip-smart and with a tongue like a catapult , Gael belongs to a venerable tradition of feisty heroines…readers are going to love her.’ * Sunday Times * Fiercely bright and moves like a bullet train.’ * Sebastian Barry, Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End * Orchid & the Wasp is a gorgeous novel told in an onrush of wit and ferocity. Art-forging, smack-talking, long-distance-running Gael Foess, three times smarter than everyone around her, proves to be an unforgettable heroine, and her journey will rattle your most basic assumptions about money, ambition, and the nature of love. Caoilinn Hughes is a massive talent.’ * Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See * Orchid & the Wasp is an ambitious, richly inventive and highly entertaining account of the way we live now. Caoilinn Hughes writes with authority and insight, and her novel is as up-to-date as tomorrow’s financial-page headlines.’ * John Banville, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea * A remarkable, propulsive debut novel… No precis can adequately convey the novel’s startling, impressionistic prose, nor its corrosive humour. Jewels of observation glitter amid the earthy gags… Exuberant… it zings with energy, ambition and daring.’ * Times Literary Supplement * Caoilinn Hughes is the real thing – an urgent, funny, painstaking and heartfelt writer. Orchid & the Wasp is a startling debut full of the moral complexity, grief and strange bewilderments of humanity. As the world spins ever more quickly in response to the demands of grifters, parasites and liars, this book offers a troubling, beautiful and wise response.’ * A. L. Kennedy, Costa Prize-winning author of Day and Serious Sweet * A winning debut novel… Hughes, a poet, touches the prose with a comic wand… Orchid and the Wasp delivers a fantasy of competence, the kind that is in dialogue, if not always complete agreement, with morality.’ * Katy Caldwell, The New Yorker * Hugely ambitious and richly inventive.’ * Irish Examiner * Luminous…sparkles with acuity and concision… [Gael] is an indomitable, highly adaptable character who can navigate through tumultuous times and wildly disparate environments with ingenuity and grit.’ * Yoona Lee, LA Review of Books * A gem of a debut about the way we live now.’ * Elle * Ambitious, full-bodied and fresh. Hughes casts her unique gaze, her artistic, analytical and emotional intelligence, on us, not just in Ireland, but our capitalist world and the personal, political and social ramifications implicit in our acquiescence to, or indeed, championing of, its values. Bring Gael back, please.’ * Irish Times * Dazzling, heady fiction. Hughes is an award-winning poet and it’s barely concealable. She simply dances on the page, her imagination is riotous, her flawed characters have shape and colour and sometimes heartbreaking humanity. When I finished this book I wanted to return to the start. Immediately. Just to savour it all again.’ * Sunday Independent * This arch debut novel’s…satiric impulse – toward art-world hypocrisy, late capitalism, heterosexual love – is unsparing and ambitious.’ * The New Yorker * Extraordinary… It’s a mesmeric, immersive, often hilarious reading experience, driven by the force of the imagery-rich writing and the cast of distinctive characters… Asking complicated questions about meritocracy, Hughes explores the relationship between art and capitalism, art and ownership, art and authenticity, art and the gatekeepers of art.’ * Irish Independent * From first glances looks like it might be the smart, funny, scathing and profound take on the whole Celtic Tiger madness we’ve been waiting for.’ * Fintan O’Toole * A remarkable debut novel… intellectual fiction that provides a bracing and occasionally withering account of upper echelon Irish life.’ * Sunday Business Post * Beautiful and breathtaking language [is] peppered throughout this wonderful novel… It’s funny as hell in places and the characters will stick with you long after you’ve finished the final page. It’s nothing short of brilliant.’ * Rick O’Shea, RTE broadcaster * Caoilinn Hughes’ sharp and, at times, hilarious observations call to mind the unblinking writing and dysfunctional families not only of Jane Austen, but also Christina Stead and Jonathan Franzen. The full cast of characters is memorable and original, but Gael in particular challenges and charms. Orchid & the Wasp is a deceptively entertaining novel about merit and ambition, society and responsibility, and self-determination and fate, in which Hughes upends expectations and asks big questions, especially about obligation and love, without breaking stride, even for a moment.’ * Readings Monthly * Fresh, playful and exuberant: Hughes has arrived with a heady style that is full of surprise and invention.’ * Paul Lynch, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year-winning author of Grace * Orchid & the Wasp is a hugely entertaining novel full of wit, intellect and sharp observations. Reading about a young female character who is not beset by the stereotypical problems that beset a person her age is refreshing… Caoilinn Hughes is definitely one to watch.’ * RTE Culture Magazine * Debut novelist Hughes, an award-winning poet, employs wry, crackling prose to proffer existential questions about what constitutes a meaningful life… This inventive book will entice readers who prefer the ambiguity of questions to the simplicity of answers.’ * Library Journal * A razor-sharp wit and an astonishing psychological and emotional perceptiveness combine to yield uncommonly rich portraiture in this bracing book by a deadly talented writer, in prose so refined one slows to savour each beautifully unfolding sentence. Unsentimental, yet sneakily moving and given to surprising bouts of joy.’ * Matthew Thomas, New York Times-bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves * Gael, the young heroine of Orchid & the Wasp, is a magnificent and assured creation, breathtakingly smart, never self-pitying, impossible for others to manage, my favorite discovery this year. Hughes’ characters are rare, like no one you’ve read before. This is an entirely original novel, dazzling and beautiful, disturbingly cold and insistent.’ * David Vann, author of Legend of a Suicide * An ambitious and lyrical debut with an unforgettable heroine.’ * Largehearted Boy * Caoilinn Hughes’s debut novel, Orchid & the Wasp, has the fluid gait of something alive… At once exuberant and incisive, Hughes’s writing escapes simple characterization while somehow remaining welcoming… This is not simply a coming-of-age tale, nor is it an experiment in narrative philosophy. What is it, then? I’m not sure, other than that it’s something new.’ * Taylor Lannamann, Tin House * [A] visceral and electrifying debut… In Gael, Hughes has created a mesmerizing and compelling force.’ * Booklist * A dark but highly amusing coming-of-age story… Prize-winning Irish poet, Caoilinn Hughes has written a stunningly ambitious debut novel, revealing a considerable talent. If this is a beginning, she is destined for literary greatness.’ * Bookjotter * Hughes delivers a compelling exploration of what it means to create art, skewering the arbitrary restrictions of art-world gatekeepers along the way. At the emotional heart of this book lies a darker question, though: What does it mean to make a performance of your own life, in service of your family, when the cost might be to lose them forever? As strange, musical, and carefully calculated as its unusual heroine.’ * Kirkus * Orchid & the Wasp is a tremendously engaging novel, brimming with sparky humour and astute observations. Caoilinn Hughes’ prose fizzes with wit and intelligence. A joy to read.’ * Danielle McLaughlin, Saboteur Award-wining author of Dinosaurs on Other Planets * The excellent debut novel from Irish poet Caoilinn Hughes sees a compelling female protagonist navigate social upheaval in the wake of the financial crisis, as well as dealing with a complex family life… Orchid & the Wasp is the antithesis of the Irish coming-of-age story. Far removed from the tale of a young girl learning Catholic guilt before shrugging it off, Hughes upended it right from the first page… The novel also has a Franzenesque flair for showing the interconnectedness of western society.’ * Hot Press * In lush, envy-inducing prose we’re introduced to Gael Foess, the spikiest adult-in-training since Lolita, who has parents worthy of a Roald Dahl novel, in their poor caretaking efforts and self-absorption. We can only hang on in wonder as we witness the savvy Gael’s progression through life from such beginnings. Caoilinn Hughes’ crafted, intricate language is a joy and her characters strut their many flaws with panache. Orchid & the Wasp is an up-to-the-minute, radiant debut from a deeply talented writer.’ * Nuala O’Connor, author of Miss Emily * Caoilinn Hughes has given us an unforgettable character in Gael – an unflinchingly wise and wise-cracking guide through our fractured times. Hers is a story that holds the fun-house mirror to the society we have built of greed and twisted finance. From the doomed Irish boom to the Occupy movement, the novel lays bare the impoverished spirit that led to economic collapse while providing us a path out of it. By turns poetic, hilarious and raw, this novel gives us hope that love and the retrieval of spirit are not only achievable, but worth pursuing to the very last sentence.’ * Ana Menendez, Pushcart Prize-winning author of In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd * Though the stories she tells work their way through elaborate worlds, it is her characters, detailed with sharp and subtle grace, which power the engine of Caoilinn Hughes’s vivid prose.’ * Amelia Gray, author of Isadora and Gutshot * Hughes is an exciting writer who has rightfully attracted a lot of buzz for her debut, and this is sure to be one of my novels of the year.’ * Bookish Beck, blogger review * The novel showcases Hughes’s talent as both a shrewd student of character and an astute observer of contemporary life…[introducing] one of those literary characters whose life is so vividly depicted it’s easy to imagine it continuing beyond the last page of this refreshingly honest novel.’ * Shelf Awareness *
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Orbital Claims Adjuster: Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant Book 2

Our hero, Jake Stewart, the first Belter student at the Merchants Academy is ready for his first job. All past sins, like murder, theft, and shooting out an airlock are forgiven. He just has to see a man in a bar and pick up some information. What could possibly go wrong? How about assault., jail, vomit, and charging irregular expenses. Now he’s disgraced, possibly fired, in the militia, and on an out orbit trading voyage that is not going well. Oh, and his new boss hates him and might try to kill him. How is he going to get out of this mess?

Orange is the new black

**NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 *NEW YORK TIMES *BESTSELLER**

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.

**Praise for *Orange Is the New Black***

“Fascinating . . . The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can’t unbind.”**—*People* (four stars) **
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“I loved this book. It’s a story rich with humor, pathos, and redemption. What I did not expect from this memoir was the affection, compassion, and even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all the women she encountered while she was locked away in jail. I will never forget it.”**—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of *Eat, Pray, Love***
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“This book is impossible to put down because [Kerman] could be you. Or your best friend. Or your daughter.”**—*Los Angeles Times***

“Moving . . . transcends the memoir genre’s usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you.”**—*USA Today***
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“It’s a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one—both for the reader and for Kerman.”**—Newsweek.com**

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Oral Sex That’ll Blow Her Mind

**BECOME AN ORAL SEX AFICIONADO**
You can’t be a superstar sex partner until you’ve mastered the subtle art of cunnilingus. For starters, you need to get your timing down, learn what licks feel good and how to be sure your partner is truly enjoying your efforts. Luckily, Oral Sex That’ll Blow Her Mind teaches all this and a whole lot more.
Whether you’re just getting started or are practically an oral expert, this book has just what you need. It’s packed with tips and techniques to improve those tingling tongue moves and features tastefully erotic photos of positions perfect for oral pleasuring.
Oral Sex That’ll Blow Her Mind is far more than a set of skills. It explains how cunnilingus helps you feel connected with your partner (whether you are the giver or the receiver) and how to enrich that experience.

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Operation Luna

Poul Anderson, recently the winner of the Nebula’s Grandmaster Award for lifetime achievement, returns to the world of his acclaimed novel Operation Chaos with the tale of one family’s mission to the moon. Ginny Greylock and Steven Matuchek are partners an Earth quite unlike our own. For starters, Ginny is a licensed witch and Steve is an engineer and werewolf. Steve moonlights by working on a spacecraft in the Arizona desert, a project which soon discovers that there is life on the moon. Neither Steve nor the US government has any inkling as to the nature of the moonsprites, and everyone is anxious to make contact. But when the time comes to test the spacecraft, a host of bugs, snafus, and angry spirits conspire to prevent the launch. It’s a recipe for perfect lunacy as Ginny and her clan struggle to figure out who, or what, is sabotaging the greatest magical and scientific achievement of the century.

Operation Chaos

Steve Matuckek Book 1In a war waged against Black Magic, the fact that Steve is a werewolf and his wife is a highly skilled witch is not unusual. But their adventures prove very unusual, even for their world, when they are given the task of neutralizing an enemy’s ultimate weapon – the world’s most powerful demon.

Operation Barracuda

As part of a top-secret initiative called Third Echelon, National Security Agency special operative Sam Fisher has been given license to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate to protect America. And he does…

Opening Night

A classic Ngaio Marsh novel reissued in B-format. Dreams of stardom had lured Martyn Tarne from faraway New Zealand to make the dreary, soul-destroying round of West End agents and managers in search of work. The Vulcan Theatre had been her last forlorn hope, and now, driven by sheer necessity, she was glad to accept the humble job of dresser to its leading lady. And then came the eagerly awaited Opening Night. To Martyn the night brought a strange turn of the wheel of fortune – but to one distinguished member of the cast it was to bring sudden and unforeseen death…
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Miss Marsh at her best… she is thoroughly at home in the wings with a pack of actors locked in the grip of rehearsals and jealous intrigue.’New Statesman Miss Marsh’s best yet.’Observer
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OpenCV 3.x With Python by Example

Learn the techniques for object recognition, 3D reconstruction, stereo imaging, and other computer vision applications using examples on different functions of OpenCV. Key Features Learn how to apply complex visual effects to images with OpenCV 3.x and Python Extract features from an image and use them to develop advanced applications Build algorithms to help you understand image content and perform visual searches Get to grips with advanced techniques in OpenCV such as machine learning, artificial neural network, 3D reconstruction, and augmented reality Book DescriptionComputer vision is found everywhere in modern technology. OpenCV for Python enables us to run computer vision algorithms in real time. With the advent of powerful machines, we have more processing power to work with. Using this technology, we can seamlessly integrate our computer vision applications into the cloud. Focusing on OpenCV 3.x and Python 3.6, this book will walk you through all the building blocks needed to build amazing computer vision applications with ease. We start off by manipulating images using simple filtering and geometric transformations. We then discuss affine and projective transformations and see how we can use them to apply cool advanced manipulations to your photos like resizing them while keeping the content intact or smoothly removing undesired elements. We will then cover techniques of object tracking, body part recognition, and object recognition using advanced techniques of machine learning such as artificial neural network. 3D reconstruction and augmented reality techniques are also included. The book covers popular OpenCV libraries with the help of examples. This book is a practical tutorial that covers various examples at different levels, teaching you about the different functions of OpenCV and their actual implementation. By the end of this book, you will have acquired the skills to use OpenCV and Python to develop real-world computer vision applications. What you will learn Detect shapes and edges from images and videos How to apply filters on images and videos Use different techniques to manipulate and improve images Extract and manipulate particular parts of images and videos Track objects or colors from videos Recognize specific object or faces from images and videos How to create Augmented Reality applications Apply artificial neural networks and machine learning to improve object recognition Who this book is forThis book is intended for Python developers who are new to OpenCV and want to develop computer vision applications with OpenCV and Python. This book is also useful for generic software developers who want to deploy computer vision applications on the cloud. It would be helpful to have some familiarity with basic mathematical concepts such as vectors, matrices, and so on.
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OpenCV 3 Computer Vision With Python Cookbook

OpenCV 3 Computer Vision with Python Cookbook by Alexey Spizhevoy, Aleksandr Rybnikov
**Recipe-based approach to tackle the most common problems in Computer Vision by leveraging the functionality of OpenCV using Python APIs**
#### Key Features
* ●Build computer vision applications with OpenCV functionality via Python API
* ●Get to grips with image processing, multiple view geometry, and machine learning
* ●Learn to use deep learning models for image classification, object detection, and face recognition
#### Book Description
OpenCV 3 is a native cross-platform library for computer vision, machine learning, and image processing. OpenCV’s convenient high-level APIs hide very powerful internals designed for computational efficiency that can take advantage of multicore and GPU processing. This book will help you tackle increasingly challenging computer vision problems by providing a number of recipes that you can use to improve your applications.
In this book, you will learn how to process an image by manipulating pixels and analyze an image using histograms. Then, we’ll show you how to apply image filters to enhance image content and exploit the image geometry in order to relay different views of a pictured scene. We’ll explore techniques to achieve camera calibration and perform a multiple-view analysis.
Later, you’ll work on reconstructing a 3D scene from images, converting low-level pixel information to high-level concepts for applications such as object detection and recognition. You’ll also discover how to process video from files or cameras and how to detect and track moving objects. Finally, you’ll get acquainted with recent approaches in deep learning and neural networks.
By the end of the book, you’ll be able to apply your skills in OpenCV to create computer vision applications in various domains.
#### What you will learn
* ●Get familiar with low-level image processing methods
* ●See the common linear algebra tools needed in computer vision
* ●Work with different camera models and epipolar geometry
* ●Find out how to detect interesting points in images and compare them
* ●Binarize images and mask out regions of interest
* ●Detect objects and track them in videos
#### Who this book is for
This book is for developers who have a basic knowledge of Python. If you are aware of the basics of OpenCV and are ready to build computer vision systems that are smarter, faster, more complex, and more practical than the competition, then this book is for you.

Open House

Love is always just around the corner in a Jill Mansell novel – with a few surprises and a lot of humour on the way to happiness
Nell O’Driscoll’s known Marcus Kilburton for years – according to her diary, she even had a crush on him as a teenager. When he decides to open Kilburton Castle to the public, Nell takes a job as his assistant – and soon sparks are flying between them. But is Nell free to pursue Marcus, when a figure from her past refuses to let go?
Meanwhile, Nell’s best friend, Hetty Brewster, has other problems. Her husband has abandoned her for a bitchy but successful writer. Now the press is full of stories about the frumpy, boring wife losing out to a younger, slimmer model. But Hetty’s about to get her chance for sweet revenge – if she can stop being a nice person long enough to take it!

Open Faced

Toasted tradition gets a modern makeover.
Open Faced crosses international borders to bring fresh, creative flavors to your toasted breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Discover butterbrote, montaditos, smørrebrød, and other open-faced sandwiches that capture the essence of Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and more.
Go beyond butter with inspired flavors like:
• Provençal Tuna and Vegetable Salad
• Cider and Honey-Scented Onion Marmalade, Cabrales Cheese, and Hazelnuts
• Curried Egg Salad with Mango Chutney, Raisins, and Cashews
• Meatballs with Beet and Apple Salad
With easy yet elegant recipes and romantic photography, this cookbook makes a striking gift for anyone who finds comfort in a warm slice of bread.
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Open Concept Houses

From the author of the successful 150 Best series comes the debut entry in the forward-thinking Open Concept Houses series, filled with nearly 500 pages of color photos—sure to become the ultimate resource for this fast-growing trend in home design and renovation.

One of the hottest lifestyle trends today, open concept living spaces eliminate doorways and walls to create a large combined area for cooking, dining, entertaining, and relaxing. No longer are the kitchen, dining room, and living room compartmentalized. Instead, each space blends into the next to create one large area ”separated” and defined by islands, carpets, and furniture. This increasingly popular style provides a sense of expansiveness, connectedness, and flow that traditional architecture and design—defined by spaces broken by walls—lack.

This engaging, inspiring, and informative volume brings together a diverse collection of houses from all over the world, including spaces that have been designed from the ground up or have been renovated to reflect this popular trend. Inside Open Concept Houses you’ll find an array of beautiful and creative homes by distinguished international architects and designers who have conceived practical and functional solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients.

Filled with hundreds of full-color photographs as well as sets of floorplans for renovated residences—both the original and remodeled blueprints—this imaginative, idea-filled book is a must-have for architects, designers, decorators, and home owners looking to create or adapt the open concept style in their own dwellings.

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Open and Shut

Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter Series #1) by David Rosenfelt
*”There is nothing like a golden retriever. I know, I know, it’s a big planet with a lot of wonderful things, but golden retrievers are the absolute best. Mine is named Tara . . . The only problem she has ever caused is that I spend so much time with her in the mornings that I am almost invariably late for work.”*
Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys’ network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey’s legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons-and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.

The Opal Deception

After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. Any goodness he had grudgingly learned is now gone, and the young genius has reverted to his criminal lifestyle.
Artemis is in Berlin preparing to steal a famously well-guarded painting from a German bank. Little does he know that his every move is being watched by his cunning old rival, Opal Koboi. The evil pixie has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis is at the top of her list. In a brilliant move, Opal escapes by cloning herself and masquerading as a human in order to carry out her schemes. Her first act is to lure Captain Holly Short and Commander Root into a deadly trap. her next step is to destroy Artemis by turning his own genius against him.
Once again, it’s up to Artemis Fowl to stop the human and fairly worlds from colliding—only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him…