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A Question of Death: An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Treasury

A Question of Death: An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Treasury by Kerry Greenwood
The Honourable Phryne Fisher—she of the Lulu bob, green eyes, Cupid’s Bow lips, and diamanté garters—is the 1920s’ most elegant and irrepressible sleuth.
This sparkling collection of Phryne short stories and other Phryne miscellany—including Phryne’s favourite shoes and hats, delicious cocktail recipes, and her best tips for discouraging unwanted admirers— forms a gorgeously collectable treat for all Phryne fans.
Lavishly illustrated with divine color illustrations by Beth Norling, A Question of Death will bring joy to the hearts of Phryne Fisher fans everywhere.

The Quest For Meaning

A Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism by Tariq Ramadan
In The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism, Tariq Ramadan embarks on a journey to uncover the profound truths that bind us together. In a world so full of different beliefs and viewpoints, how can we find peace in our shared humanity? Acclaimed thinker and philosopher Tariq Ramadan explores universal ideas such as love, respect, truth and tolerance, and examines questions such as how can men and women relate to each other? What is the true nature of equality? What does ‘civilization’ really mean? In doing so, he opens our minds to a new view of humanity. Whether we are Christian or Buddhist, Jewish or Muslim, secularist or believer, he reveals that all traditions of thought spring from the same place, and guides us to see past what divides us and discover the beauty of what we have in common. This book has resonance for all of us, showing why, eventually, all different spiritual paths lead to the human heart. ‘A prophetic, passionate and insightful book’
  Karen Armstrong, Financial Times Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies and St Antony’s College (University of Oxford). He is the Director of the Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Doha) He is the author of The Quest for Meaning and The Messenger, and has been described as one of the ‘most important innovators for the twenty-first century’ by Time magazine.

The Queen’s Gambit

The national bestselling author of The Sword, The Ring and The Chalice returns the royal court intrigue, the castle secrets, and the crown scandals of her acclaimed trilogy.

The throne was her destiny, until Princess Pheresa lost her groom, Mandria’s heir, to the dark magic that consumed him. Now Pheresa’s fate is uncertain, even when the great King Verence names her Princess Royal, because the title comes with one condition: She must take Lervan, a man of acceptable birth and rank, as her husband. Reluctantly, she agrees.

Then, without warning, the old king dies. And Pheresa succeeds to the throne.

But all is not well. Many fear that Pheresa has been weakened by the evil magic. Her enemies are strong. Her husband plots against her. And her only ally is the last man she would ever choose—and the one man she should never love.

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Queen of Thorns and Roses

*Kyri

”You thought you could walk right into Az-ca, take over where you left off centuries ago, and everybody would just fall in with your plans. Is that it?”

”I didn’t count on her—never saw her in all my divinations.”

He meant Sherra. An unseeable. He’d divined Thorn II, just not his Queen and partner. ”So. You wanted to take over after practically destroying their current King—who was a very good King, and before that, an excellent Commander of the army. That’s a hell of a way to get Az-ca’s population to adore you, isn’t it?”

”I can offer them peace,” he began.

”Except you can’t. Kaakos is still alive, remember, and he’ll be coming for you—of that I have no doubt. You know it, too, and you can’t take him on without Az-ca’s army at your back.”

”I thought we could work together—Thorn II and I. That he’d see the reason in it after a while.”

”And, as he’s currently powerless, what choice would he have?” I sniped.*

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The present King of Az-ca has been rendered powerless through an unsuspected coup, and is overcome with despair.

Kaakos has escaped death, but is forced to leave Ny-nes. Now, his sole focus is revenge.

Az-ca’s citizens have fallen victim to the enemy’s lies, and civil war threatens to split the country.

Sherra is forced to divide her attention between searching for the enemy, dealing with traitors and struggling with the King’s misery and desolation. When the blood spell that rendered Kerok powerless takes a turn even its maker didn’t expect, only her dreamwalker, with help from another, can hope to turn the tide…

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The queen of the damned

SUMMARY: “A welcome chance to catch up with old friends…Fascinating…When we emerge from its folds, there’s good news on the last page: ‘The chronicle of the vampires will continue.’ Yum.”PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERA feat of mesmerizing storytelling, a chilling entertainment, THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED unleashes Akasha, the Queen herself, who has risen from a six-thousand year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind and destroy Lestat–in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead. SUMMARY: “A welcome chance to catch up with old friends…Fascinating…When we emerge from its folds, there’s good news on the last page: ‘The chronicle of the vampires will continue.’ Yum.”PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERA feat of mesmerizing storytelling, a chilling entertainment, THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED unleashes Akasha, the Queen herself, who has risen from a six-thousand year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind and destroy Lestat–in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.

Queen of Sorcery

SUMMARY: “BELGARIAD is exactly the kind of fantasy I like. It has magic, adventure, humor, mystery, and a certain delightful human insight.”PIERS ANTHONYThe master Sorcerer Belgarath and his daughter Polgara the arch-Sorceress were on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain its saving power before the final disaster prophesized by the legends. And with them went Garion, a simple farm boy only months before, but now the focus of the struggle. He had never believed in sorcery and wanted no part of it. Yet with every league they traveled, the power grew in him, forcing him to acts of wizardry he could not accept.

The Queen of Bedlam

His epic masterwork Speaks the Nightbird, a tour de force of witch hunt terror in a colonial town, was hailed by Sandra Brown as ”deeply satisfying…told with matchless insight into the human soul.” Now, Robert McCammon brings the hero of that spellbinding novel, Matthew Corbett, to eighteenth-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity — and over Matthew’s own uncertain destiny.

The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life, noise, and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man’s life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend ”the Masker,” adding fuel to a volatile mystery…while young law clerk Matthew Corbett has other obsessions in mind. Earnest and hardworking, Matthew spends his precious spare time attempting to vindicate the abuses he witnessed growing up in the Sainted John Home for Boys, at the hands of its monstrous headmaster. But Matthew’s true calling lies not in avenging the past but salvaging the future — for when the Masker claims a new victim, Matthew Saulis lured into a maze of forensic clues and heart-pounding investigation that will both test his natural penchant for detection and inflame his hunger for justice.

In the strangest twist of all, the key to unmasking the Masker may await in an asylum where the Queen of Bedlam reigns — and only a man of Matthew’s reason and empathy can unlock her secrets. From the seaport to Wall Street, from society mansions to gutters glimmering with blood spilled by a deviant, Matthew’s quest will tauntingly reveal the answers he seeks — and the chilling truths he cannot escape.

(source: Bol.com)

The Queen of Air and Darkness

Contains the 1972 Hugo Award and Nebula Award-winning story, “The Queen of Air and Darkness” and “The Man Who Came Early”. Read by Tom Teti.

Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack

Julianna Morris didn’t know werewolves existed…until she became one. Waking up on her front porch with sticks in her hair isn’t Julianna’s idea of a good time, but returning to her hometown to bury her father isn’t any better. When the hot guy she crushed on since high school invites her to a party, she thinks life might be improving. Jeff’s the future Alpha of the Callowwood werewolf pack. She’s been nominated as a candidate for the next Luna, the Alpha female-and Jeff’s mate. All she has to do is pass the Seven Tests of the Luna. This is perfect, except Julianna knows nothing about being a werewolf. Jeff Lightfoot lusted after Julianna for years, even when he thought she was human. Now she’s home and all wolf, his True Mate. She’ll be his Luna-if she passes the tests. He wants no one else, but pack politics trump Mother Nature, and he’ll have to go rogue to choose Julianna if she doesn’t pass. But someone’s determined to make her fail the tests, and the rivals for Jeff’s attention have more clout in the pack. Throw in a few family secrets, and Julianna discovers not everyone is what they seem. For the future she wants, she must pass the tests to become Queen Bitch of Callowwood-or watch Jeff take another woman as his mate. This is a revised and re-released title previously published with Siren Publishing. It has been edited and expanded upon.

Quarantined

Michael Williams followed in his father’s footsteps, and joined the UEDF, the United Earth Defense Force, when he turned eighteen. His one year mission is over, he has a five weeks’ leave before his next assignment, and he’s looking forward to seeing Katy.Of course, planning is what you do when life is happening around you, and the aliens finally make their move, and Michael is recalled. Instead of being sent to fight in the war like he’d expected, they have another little mission first. A trip to Eta Cassiopeiae A, a colony that isn’t in the history books, full of humans that shouldn’t exist. The planet and system is quarantined, for good reason, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Chances are, if they’re to manage surviving the aliens, they’ll need all the help they can get.Lt. Commander Michael Williams is in for quite a few surprises, and is about to have his eyes opened to the truth, and the truth isn’t at all pleasant…

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science

Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. An immensely colorful persona in and out of the office, Feynman revolutionized our understanding of nature amid a turbulent life. Krauss presents that life—from the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon—as seen through the science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions. An accessible reflection on the issues that drive physics today, *Quantum Man* captures the story of a man who was willing to break all the rules to tame a theory that broke all the rules.

Quantum Economics

A decade after the financial crisis, there is a growing consensus that economics has failed and needs to go back to the drawing board. David Orrell argues that it has been trying to solve the wrong problem all along.

Economics sees itself as the science of scarcity. Instead, it should be the science of money (which plays a surprisingly small role in mainstream theory). And money is a substance that turns out to have a quantum nature of its own.

Just as physicists learn about matter by studying the exchange of particles at the subatomic level, so economics should begin by analysing the nature of money-based transactions. Quantum Economics therefore starts with the meaning of the phrase “how much’ – or, to use the Latin word, quantum.

From quantum physics to the dualistic properties of money, via the emerging areas of quantum finance and quantum cognition, this profoundly important book reveals that quantum economics is to neoclassical economics what quantum physics is to classical physics – a genuine turning point in our understanding.

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Quando Sorge La Luna: Un Antico Viaggio Per Gordon Spada (Gordon Spada, #5)

Per molti secoli gli storici hanno convinto il mondo che sia stato Cristoforo Colombo, nel 1492, a scoprire l’America. Tuttavia non sembra pensarla così il misterioso conte Dunbar. E’ stato lui a chiamare Gordon Spada in Scozia per aiutarlo a trovare le prove di quella che potrebbe essere la notizia più sconvolgente del secolo. La verità è inquietante: un nobile scozzese, con l’aiuto di alcuni navigatori veneziani, sarebbe arrivato in America ben cento anni prima di Colombo, e avrebbe portato con sé qualcosa d’incredibile per dimostrarlo. Il segreto sarebbe stato poi abilmente sepolto nella Cappella di Rosslyn.
In questa avventura Gordon Spada si troverà invischiato in una trama mozzafiato che rischierà seriamente di mettere a repentaglio la sua vita e la sua libertà, e anche i nervi della sua giovane assistente francese Marion.
Un’organizzazione segreta di nobili famiglie scozzesi, una misteriosa donna indiana, l’assassinio di un membro della House of Lords e gli incredibili enigmi nascosti nella Colonna dell’Apprendista…
Questi sono solo una parte degli intricati eventi che Gordon Spada e la sua fedelissima assistente dovranno riuscire a risolvere in questa nuova avventura che trasporterà il lettore nelle fitte pieghe di un enigma che nessuno ha mai avuto il coraggio di raccontare.
IL PROTAGONISTA
Gordon Spada non è un semplice mercante d’arte della piccola Firenze, ma qualcosa di più. Spada è un uomo strano, per certi versi inquietante. E’ un solitario, un esteta pieno di ossessioni, che alla compagnia degli esseri umani preferisce di gran lunga quella dei dipinti e delle opere antiche. Ma è anche un avventuriero. Da anni, infatti, va alla ricerca di preziose e perdute opere d’arte per soddisfare le brame dei facoltosi collezionisti che a lui si rivolgono. Non si arrende mai, sempre pronto a mettere a repentaglio ogni cosa pur di fare luce sui misteri che pretendono di restare nascosti ai suoi occhi e – soprattutto – pur di ottenere la ricompensa finale.
Questo ebook contiene in omaggio gli estratti gratuiti di tre ebook dello stesso autore.
Dall’Autore de:
“L’abate e la Maddalena”, 1° Bestseller Thriller/Azione e Avventura
“Quando sorge la Luna”, 1° Bestseller Azione e Avventura
“La dimora del collezionista”, 1° Bestseller Thriller
“I Predoni di Palmyra”, 1° Bestseller Azione e Avventura
“Mistero all’Expo”, 2° Bestseller Azione e Avventura
“Il Ritorno del Botticelli”, 3° Bestseller Thriller
“Ritratti Viventi”, 1° Bestseller Horror
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Quake

A world where nuclear warheads can be hidden in a briefcase …A world where bio-plagues are held suspended in a teardrop …On an Earth where conventional armies are powerless to defend against the devastation wrought by single assassins, the secret organisation known as SPIRAL exists to fight a shadow war against fanatics and rogue states of every creed and political persuasion. Remorseless, unstoppable, of every country and of none, SPIRAL conducts its covert operations throughout the world in a never-ending battle for humanity’s survival. But now SPIRAL’s toughest operative, Carter, faces a new and terrifying challenge. A machine has been developed which can hold the earth to ransom: capable of wreaking seismic havoc, causing earthquakes and eruptions on a global scale. Its name is Quake and it must be destroyed.

Q_Anon: The Great Awakening Book #1

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Q_Anon: The Great Awakening Book #1 by Q_ Anon, D_ Anon, The Anons
We have more than we know. We are missing connections. We must build the map. We must leave no stone unturned. We must dig until we exhaust every possibility. We must focus. When light is focused,
it can burn through anything. We are here to RESEARCH not to shitpost, when the Great Awakening happens, we must already have an encyclopedia of knowledge ready to redpill. The masses wont’t believe it unless we have massive evidence. That is why Q chose us,
let’s be the autists he knows we are.~ Q
Group ideas are to create dedicated research threads which will help us then build maps. Maps are groupings of information about a subject,please create a thread and request that it be added to this section of the dough.~ Q
“They want you silenced, MAKE NOISE” ~ Q
“Look for more false flags,
– Stay alert,
Be vigilant,
and above all,
Please pray.” – Q
Inside this book are original posts from Q and
Anon REsearch.Do your own investigating. Q told the Anons to
Archive all info. offline. This is Q posts_Research.
Continue the good work. God bless Q & the Anons.~ D_Anon

PyTorch Recipes

Get up to speed with the deep learning concepts of Pytorch using a problem-solution approach. Starting with an introduction to PyTorch, you’ll get familiarized with tensors, a type of data structure used to calculate arithmetic operations and also learn how they operate. You will then take a look at probability distributions using PyTorch and get acquainted with its concepts. Further you will dive into transformations and graph computations with PyTorch. Along the way you will take a look at common issues faced with neural network implementation and tensor differentiation, and get the best solutions for them.

Moving on to algorithms; you will learn how PyTorch works with supervised and unsupervised algorithms. You will see how convolutional neural networks, deep neural networks, and recurrent neural networks work using PyTorch. In conclusion you will get acquainted with natural language processing and text processing using PyTorch.

What You Will Learn

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* Master tensor operations for dynamic graph-based calculations using PyTorch

* Create PyTorch transformations and graph computations for neural networks

* Carry out supervised and unsupervised learning using PyTorch

* Work with deep learning algorithms such as CNN and RNN

* Build LSTM models in PyTorch

* Use PyTorch for text processing

Who This Book Is For

Readers wanting to dive straight into programming PyTorch.

(source: Bol.com)