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Play Dead

Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter’s affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden’s death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy’s fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and save a dog’s life–and his own–in the process.

**Recensie(s)**

It’s pretty doggone good Chicago Tribune ‘A cracking good yarn…There is nothing else to say about this fine novel, except this; read it as soon as you can Booklist (starred review)
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Plate Tectonics

**** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR THE INQUISITIVE AND CURIOUS. ** **
**Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series.**
**Discover in this**** accessible and authoritative introduction the fundamental theory of how our dynamic planet works.**
Written by the celebrated geologist, academic and popular science presenter Iain Stewart, *Plate Tectonics* explores the Earth as a planetary machine and investigates the people and ideas that changed the way we look at the world.
You’ll learn about the make up of the Earth in the past and the present, from monsoon-like currents in our planet’s radioactive interior to magnetic force lines and what the planet would look like without water.
* Our planet as an active living system
* The planetary force field
* Fault lines that cross continents
* How plates tectonics protects life on Earth
* And much more . . .
Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.
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** For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.**
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Plain Truth

The small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, is a jewel in Lancaster County – known for its picture-postcard landscapes and bucolic lifestyle. But that peace is shattered by the discovery of a dead infant in the barn of an Amish farmer. A police investigation quickly leads to two startling disclosures: the newborn’s mother is an unmarried Amish woman, eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher. And the infant did not die of natural causes. Although Katie denies the medical proof that she gave birth to the child, circumstantial evidence leads to her arrest for the murder of her baby.
One hundred miles away, Philadelphia defense attorney Ellie Hathaway has achieved an enviable, high-profile career. But her latest court victory has set the sands shifting beneath her. Single at thirty-nine and unsatisfied with her relationship, Ellie doesn’t look back when she turns down her chance to make partner and takes off for an open-ended stay at her great-aunt’s home in Paradise. Fate brings her to Katie Fisher. Suddenly, Ellie sees the chance to defend a client who truly needs her, not just one who can afford her.
But taking on this case challenges Ellie in more ways than one. She finds herself not only in a clash of wills with a client who does not want to be defended but also in a clash of cultures with a people whose channels of justice are markedly different from her own. Immersing herself in Katie Fisher’s life — and in a world founded on faith, humility, duty, and honesty — Ellie begins to understand the pressures and sacrifices of those who to live plain. As she peels away the layers of fact and fantasy, Ellie calls on an old friend for guidance. Now, just as this man from Ellie’s past reenters her life, she must uncover the truth about a complex case, a tragic loss, the bonds of love — and her own deepest fears and desires.

The Plague

The Plague by Albert Camus is an extraordinary odyssey into the darkness and absurdity of human existence.
‘On the morning of April 16, Dr Rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing.’
It starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in their thousands. When the rats are all gone, the citizens begin to fall sick. Like the rats, they too die in ever greater numbers.
The authorities quarantine the town. Cut off, the terrified townspeople must face this horror alone. Some resign themselves to death or the whims of fate. Others seek someone to blame or dream of revenge. One is determined to escape.
But a few, like stoic Dr Rieux, stand together to fight the terror. A monstrous evil has entered their lives but they will never surrender to it.
They will resist the plague.
‘A matchless fable of fear, courage and cowardice’ Independent
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A Place Called Hope

When Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, Sam naturally agrees. It’s not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they’re two women. In the tempest of strong opinions and misunderstandings that follows the incident, Sam faces potential unemployment. Deeply discouraged, he wonders if his pastoral usefulness has come to an end. Perhaps it’s time for a change. After all, his wife has found a new job at the library, his elder son is off to college, and the younger has decided to join the military once he graduates high school. Sam is contemplating a future selling used cars when he receives a call from a woman in the suburban town of Hope, Indiana. It seems Hope Friends Meeting is in desperate need of a pastor. Though they only have twelve members, they also have a beautiful meetinghouse and a pie committee (Sam is fond of pie). But can he really leave his beloved hometown of Harmony?

A Place Called Freedom

In a brutal world, charismatic rebel miner Mack McAsh – a slave by birth – is a man with the courage to stand up for what is right, and the strength to stick by his beliefs. Independent, rebellious Lizzie Hallim, meanwhile, is engaged to Jay Jamisson, the ruthless landlord’s son and heir to an exploitative business empire. Born into separate worlds, Mack and Lizzie are thrown together when Mack becomes an enemy of the state and is forced to flee his homeland. Lizzie aids his escape, and it is not long before passions rage in the old world as well as the new . . . Set in an era of turbulent social changes, A Place Called Freedom is a magnificent novel from the undisputed master of suspense and drama, Ken Follett. ‘A compulsive, sweeping adventure’ Today ‘Gripping historical narrative’ San Francisco Chronicle
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Pizza Camp: Recipes From Pizzeria Beddia

*Pizza Camp* is the ultimate guide to achieving pizza nirvana at home, from the chef who is making what *Bon Appetit *magazine calls “the best pizza in America.”

Joe Beddia’s pizza is old school—it’s all about the dough, the sauce, and the cheese. And after perfecting his pie-making craft at Pizzeria Beddia in Philadelphia, he’s offering his methods and recipes in a cookbook that’s anything but old school. Beginning with D’OH, SAUCE, CHEESE, and BAKING basics, Beddia takes you through the pizza-making process, teaching the foundation for making perfectly crisp, satisfyingly chewy, dangerously addictive pies at home.

With more than fifty iconic and new recipes, *Pizza Camp* delivers everything you’ll need to make unforgettable and inventive pizza, stromboli, hoagies, and more, with plenty of vegetarian options (because even the most die-hard pizza lovers can’t eat pizza every day). In this book you will find pizza combinations that have gained his pizzeria a cult following, alongside brand new recipes like:

–Bintje Potato with Cream and Rosemary
–Collard Greens with Bacon and Cream
–Roasted Corn with Heirloom Cherry Tomato and Basil
–Breakfast Pizza with Cream, Spinach, Bacon, and Eggs

Designed by Walter Green, art director of *Lucky Peach*, and packed with drawings, neighborhood photos, and lots of humor, *Pizza Camp* is a novel approach to homemade pizza.

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### Review
“I will never forgive my parents for not sending me to Pizza Camp.”

(*Jimmy Kimmel, comedian / pizza eater*)
“Joe Beddia is plowing a wonderfully irreverent path in food, a path illogically anchored in a reverence for quality and technique, but matched with a completely punk DIY ethos. This book is a map of his mind, a mind you should read into. *Pizza Camp *is ahead of its time.”

(*Hugh Acheson, James Beard Award–winning chef and author*)
“Never have I encountered an individual so singularly focused on his craft. Joe Beddia is hilarious, intelligent, and lovingly produces the best pizza in the f*cking universe.”

(*Michael Solomonov, James Beard Award–winning chef and author*)
“Not all pizzas go to heaven, but there is definitely a puffy cloud waiting for St. Joe Beddia’s work.”

(*Chris Bianco, James Beard Award–winning chef and author*)
### About the Author
**Joe Beddia** is the chef-owner of Pizzeria Beddia, named the best pizza in America by *Bon Appétit.* He lives in Philadelphia.

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

**Gold Medal Winner–Tops Sales World’s Best Sales and Marketing Book**
“Fast, fun and immensely practical.”
** —JOE SULLIVAN, Founder, Flextronics**
“Move over Neil Strauss and game theory. *Pitch Anything* reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.”
**—JOSH WHITFORD, Founder, Echelon Media**
“What do supermodels and venture capitalists have in common? They hear hundreds of pitches a year. *Pitch Anything* makes sure you get the nod (or wink) you deserve.”
**—RALPH CRAM, Investor**
“*Pitch Anything* offers a new method that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack.”
**—JASON JONES, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle**
“If you want to pitch a product, raise money, or close a deal, read *Pitch Anything* and put its principles to work.”
**—STEVEN WALDMAN, Principal and Founder, Spectrum Capital**
“*Pitch Anything* opened my eyes to what I had been missing in my presentations and business interactions.”
** —LOUIE UCCIFERRI, President, Regent Capital Group**
“I use Oren’s unique strategies to sell deals, raise money, and handle tough situations.”
** —TAYLOR GARRETT, Vice President, White Cap**
“A counter-intuitive method that works.”
**—JAY GOYAL, CEO, SumOpti**
**About the Book:**
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a- kind method to raise more than $400 million—and now, for the fi rst time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, *Pitch Anything *will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art—it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.
*Pitch Anything* introduces the exclusive STRONG method of pitching, which can be put to use immediately:
**S**etting the Frame
**T**elling the Story
**R**evealing the Intrigue
**O**ffering the Prize
**N**ailing the Hookpoint
**G**etting a Decision
One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money—and even change your life. Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. “Better method, more money,” Klaff says. “Much better method, much more money.” Klaff is the best in the business because his method is much better than anyone else’s. And now it’s yours.
Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in *Pitch Anything* to engage and persuade your audience—and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.
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### Sinossi
**Gold Medal Winner–Tops Sales World’s Best Sales and Marketing Book**
“Fast, fun and immensely practical.”
** —JOE SULLIVAN, Founder, Flextronics**
“Move over Neil Strauss and game theory. *Pitch Anything* reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.”
**—JOSH WHITFORD, Founder, Echelon Media**
“What do supermodels and venture capitalists have in common? They hear hundreds of pitches a year. *Pitch Anything* makes sure you get the nod (or wink) you deserve.”
**—RALPH CRAM, Investor**
“*Pitch Anything* offers a new method that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack.”
**—JASON JONES, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle**
“If you want to pitch a product, raise money, or close a deal, read *Pitch Anything* and put its principles to work.”
**—STEVEN WALDMAN, Principal and Founder, Spectrum Capital**
“*Pitch Anything* opened my eyes to what I had been missing in my presentations and business interactions.”
** —LOUIE UCCIFERRI, President, Regent Capital Group**
“I use Oren’s unique strategies to sell deals, raise money, and handle tough situations.”
** —TAYLOR GARRETT, Vice President, White Cap**
“A counter-intuitive method that works.”
**—JAY GOYAL, CEO, SumOpti**
**About the Book:**
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a- kind method to raise more than $400 million—and now, for the fi rst time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, *Pitch Anything *will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art—it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.
*Pitch Anything* introduces the exclusive STRONG method of pitching, which can be put to use immediately:
**S**etting the Frame
**T**elling the Story
**R**evealing the Intrigue
**O**ffering the Prize
**N**ailing the Hookpoint
**G**etting a Decision
One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money—and even change your life. Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. “Better method, more money,” Klaff says. “Much better method, much more money.” Klaff is the best in the business because his method is much better than anyone else’s. And now it’s yours.
Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in *Pitch Anything* to engage and persuade your audience—and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.
### Dalla seconda/terza di copertina
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a- kind method to raise more than $400 million-and now, for the fi rst time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art-it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.

Pirate Utopia

Original introduction by Warren Ellis, author of *Transmetropolitan* and *Gun Machine*
Who are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists (to whom they are not *entirely* unsympathetic).
The ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are led by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. Lorenzo Secondari, World War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Frau Piffer, Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women. The Ace of Hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. And the Prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness.
Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish world domination?

The Piper on the Mountain

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India.
When Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain during his annual climbing holiday in in Czechoslovakia, accidental death seems the inevitable verdict. But Terrell’s young step-daughter Theodosia is not convinced. She’d been planning to spend her summer vacation in Europe in any case, so what could be simpler than to persuade her travel companions to make a minor detour to the scene of the crime?
Bewitched by Theodosia’s beautiful brown eyes and blissfully unaware of her real motives, Dominic Felse cannot refuse her plea for a change of plan. And he’s certainly not prepared for their innocent touring holiday to become a murder investigation, with Theodosia herself in grave danger of becoming another unlikely victim…

Pinocchio

Mischievous, lazy, and full of tricks, the puppet Pinocchio causes trouble for his creator, Geppetto, almost as soon as he is created. Yet, more than anything, this naughty and playful creature wants to become a real boy. To make his dreams come true, he must prove himself worthy. Come along on Pinocchio’s amazing journey as he learns – the hard way – what it means to be honest, kind, and, above all, human.With Classic Starts[trademark] , young readers can experience the wonder of these timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favourite.
(source: Bol.com)

Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama

Television host, razor sharp political pundit, and #1 bestselling author Bill O’Reilly focuses in on where we all stand in the Age of Obama in Pinheads and Patriots. In this brave, hard-hitting, provocative volume, the author of Culture Warrior and A Bold, Fresh Piece of Humanity guides Americans through the extensive transformations sweeping their country and explains exactly what these profound changes mean for every one of us.

Pimp (Hard Case Crime)

Reteaming a decade after their award-nominated first collaboration, Bruen and Starr complete the saga of wannabe druglord Max Fisher and his one-time assistant Angela, now working in the capital of sin and depravity: Hollywood.
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### Recensione
“In Bruen and Starr s scattershot fourth Max Fisher noir (after 2008 s”The Max”), a new designer drug called PIMP (an acronym for”peyote,” “insulin,” “mescaline,” and”psychosis”) is poised to give the ne er-do-well New York City businessman (i.e., drug dealer) another shot at the big time. Since the first book in the series, 2006 s”Bust,” in which Max and his secretary, Angela Petrakos, plotted to kill his wife, Max has fallen on hard times, appearing after his plastic surgery like Philip Seymour Hoffman after the autopsy. Meanwhile, Angela has stumbled as well, making a living in porn. But she s caught a break, too. In a metafictional twist, a movie of”Bust”is in heated development, and she s determined to produce and star. The usual torrent of pop culture references (and relentless self-references) heap satire on filmmaking and crime writing as Bruen and Starr take a comic look back at their initial collaboration. Longtime fans may enjoy the 10th-anniversary antics, but new readers might want to start with”Bust”and work their way up.” – –Publishers Weekly
“I want to kill these guys except I can t stop laughing long enough.” –Lee Child
“Perfect for those who like to laugh while the blood flows.” –Booklist
### Sinossi
Reteaming a decade after their award-nominated first collaboration, Bruen and Starr complete the saga of wannabe druglord Max Fisher and his one-time assistant Angela, now working in the capital of sin and depravity: Hollywood.

The Pillars of the World

**The first novel in *New York Times* bestselling author Anne Bishop’s Tir Alainn Trilogy.**
The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses that things are changing—changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the mood of her neighbors has soured. And Ari is no longer safe.

The Fae have long ignored what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads only long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads are slowly disappearing, leaving the Fae Clans isolated and alone.

Where harmony between the spiritual and the natural has always reigned, a dissonant chord now rings in the ears of both Fae and mortal. And when murmurs of a witch-hunt hum through the town, some begin to wonder if the different omens are notes in the same tune.

And all they have to guide them is a passing reference to something called the Pillars of the World…

The Pillars of the Earth

#1 New York Times BestsellerOprah’s Book Club SelectionThe “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken’s newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.“Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal.  The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.