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Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook

*’They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they’re as confused about anatomy as they gen’rally are about everything else, unless they’re talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.’*
Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld’s most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all *interesting* recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby’s Mum’s Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette (‘If you go to other people’s funerals they’ll be sure to come to yours’), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much.
Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive.
**Nanny Ogg Gratefully Ackowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of: Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.**

My Neighbor, the Werewolf

When Joshua has to watch his friend’s dog, Angus, he is led to believe the dog is small. Unfortunately, the dog is a one hundred twenty pound Bullmastiff. When the dog ends up tearing his apartment to shreds and knocking down his landlord, he gets evicted from his apartment. His best friend, feeling guilty, lends him his place with a promise he’ll find him a new apartment. Soon Joshua begins to feel grateful for his friend’s cataclysmic dog because he meets his sexy neighbor, Uriah, who is far more than he appears.

Mushrooming without Fear

Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion—including “Never, never take a mushroom with gills” and “If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten.” Among the many mushrooms covered are the cep; the red-cracked, larch, bay, and birch boletes; hen of the woods, chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, hedgehog fungus, common puffball, horn of plenty, and cauliflower mushroom. Each is identified with several color photographs and identification checklist, and there’s also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.

The Murderer Is a Fox

World War II hero Davy Fox has returned to his New England hometown of Wrightsville a changed man. When his wife Linda wakes up to find Davy’s hands squeezed around her neck, it takes all of her strength to get away. But Davy is more than shellshocked from the war. He’s haunted by events of twelve years before, when his mother was murdered by his father, Bayard, who is serving life in prison and had always insisted that he was not the one who killed his wife.
Linda hopes that if Davy’s father could be proved innocent, it might clear the conscience of her young, angry war hero husband, saving her marriage and herself. She suggests to Davy that they seek out Ellery Queen, a New York writer whom she remembers successfully solved a previous Wrightsville mystery.
For Queen, the case is a long shot: with his only witnesses people closely connected to the victim, and Queen’s only clue Bayard Fox’s insistence of innocence, the clearest path leads back to the man already serving a life sentence. Determined to get to the truth of the matter, Queen returns to the house where the murder took place, a house preserved down to the smallest detail precisely as it had been when the tragedy struck. And here he finds the clues that blast the case wide open.
From his first appearance in print in 1929, Ellery Queen became one of America’s most famous and beloved fictional detectives. Over the course of nearly half a century, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, the duo writing team known as Ellery Queen, won the prestigious Edgar Award multiple times, and their contributions to the mystery genre were recognized with a Grand Master Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America. Their fair-play mysteries won over fans due to their intricate puzzles that challenged the reader to solve the mystery alongside the brilliant detective. Queen’s stories were among the first to dominate the earliest days of radio, film, and television. *Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine*, which the writers founded and edited, became the world’s most influential and acclaimed crime fiction magazine.

Murder Most Witchy

Life in the Winchester household is hardly settled. That’s true for Bay Winchester more than anybody else.
Her boyfriend Landon Michaels is away from town on an undercover assignment for the FBI and Bay is struggling not to let worry and unease rule over her life. Halloween is approaching, after all, and Hemlock Cove is bustling with activity. Bay has her hands full even when her heart feels empty.
A chance encounter with Landon while he’s undercover leaves Bay exposed … and furious. By the time Landon returns to make things right, things spiral further out of control when Bay is attacked in her own home and wakes to find a dead body on the lawn.
The dead woman has ties to Landon’s case and when the investigation is given to the Michigan State Police instead of Landon and Chief Terry, Bay knows she’s in trouble. Between her issues with Landon and his refusal to step away from the case, things are about to come to a head.
Landon is determined to protect Bay at all costs, even if it means going to war with the people he once considered colleagues. For her part, Bay has to dig deep for courage – deeper than she ever dreamed, in fact. Faith is key, because Landon needs it and so does she.
The final fight is one no one saw coming, and it brings Landon and the Winchesters full circle as they once again find themselves walking into a corn maze looking for trouble … and desperate to protect one of their own.
When the end comes, someone Bay loves with her whole heart is in danger, and survival isn’t a given. It’s going to take everyone to save the day. Aunt Tillie has a plan, though, so there’s absolutely nothing to worry about.
Right?

Mr. Hall Takes a Bride

Handsome, ruthless attorney Jordan Logan had an amazing track record: he’d never lost a case. So when he agreed to do a favor for his sister and become a substitute lawyer at Advocate Aid, he thought it would be a piece of cake.

What Jordan didn’t expect was the all-consuming passion he felt for his work-and for the one-ofa-kind office manager, Sarajane Gerrity.

As suspicious of him as she was stunning, Sarajane was full of surprises. And the biggest surprise of all was allowing herself to fall for a man like Jordan. But the jury was still out on whether this romance could be for real.-

(source: Bol.com)

The Moorehawke Trilogy Bundle

All three books in the Moorehawke trilogy in one bundle. Addictive fantasy full of court intrigue, adventure and romance.
THE POISON THRONE: A friend. A father. A kingdom. Which would you sacrifice? Meet fifteen-year-old Wynter Moorehawke – Protector Lady, qualified girl apprentice in a man’s trade and former King’s Cat Keeper. Wynter returns from a five-year exile to find her beloved homeland in turmoil. Gone are the days of laughter, friendly ghosts and gossipy cats. And as she and her friends, Prince Razi and the mysterious Christopher Garron, seek to restore stability to the fragile kingdom, Wynter is forced to make a terrible choice. THE CROWDED SHADOWS: New friends. Old enemies. Who can you trust? Wynter travels unprotected in bandit-infested mountains, searching for missing Prince Alberon. But how many of the King’s enemies are lurking in these crowded shadows? THE REBEL PRINCE: After a joyful reunion, it seems that the years of war have left their scars on brothers Alberon and Razi, and it is not long before their differences come between them. Alberon is determined to protect the kingdom by strength rather than diplomacy. And Wynter’s loyalty to the kingdom and its future is stretched to its limit. Who will survive the final battle?

Mitosis

Read the e-novella from the #1 New York Times bestselling Recokners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity!

Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, presents Mitosis, a short story set in the action-packed world of Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity: the Reckoners series, exclusively available in the digital format. Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

Praise for the Reckoners Series:

#1 New York Times Bestselling Series

“Another win for Sanderson . . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind

“Action-packed.” —EW.com

“Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.” —The A.V. Club

**Recensie(s)**

This was a brilliant action-packed short story! It had everything packed into it that made Steelheart such a great book. * Escapades of a Bookworm * if you enjoyed Steelheart I would definitely suggest you track down a copy. If possible, I would also recommend that you get a Gollancz collector’s hardcover. Apart from being gloriously designed little package it also features an additional 40 pages from Firefight which is arriving in about month’s time. * Upcoming 4 Me * Sanderson has a precise way of writing, whether its his epic fantasy or in-your-face superhero fiction. Mitosis was everything I expected from such a powerhouse author. A dynamic setting, compelling and flawed characters, enough plot twists to keep me guessing, and a fun, fast-paced reading experience * Book Side Kicks * If you are familiar with Sanderson’s writing – be it The Way of Kings or his Mistborn series – then you are sure to know what to expect: brisk, engaging and professional storytelling * Civilian Reader *
(source: Bol.com)

Mistress of Justice

**”Loaded with character and action and a very devious plot, *Mistress of Justice* is a top-notch legal thriller.”– *Mystery Lovers News** *
Taylor Lockwood spends her days working as a paralegal in one of New York’s preeminent Wall Street law firms and her nights playing jazz piano anyplace she can. But the rhythm of her life is disrupted when attorney Mitchell Reece requests her help in locating a stolen document that could cost him not only the multimillion-dollar case he’s defending but his career as well. Eager to get closer to this handsome, brilliant, and very private man, Taylor signs on . . . only to find that as she delves deeper and deeper into what goes on behind closed doors at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers more than she wants to kno–including a plentitude of secrets damaging enough to smash careers and dangerous enough to push someone to commit murder. Yet who is capable of going to that extreme? With her life on the line, Taylor is about to learn the lethal answer. . . .
**”The characters are well drawn, the plot is fast paced, and the writing avoids totally the usual trappings of blockbusterdom. . . . An intelligently written thriller.”– *Booklist** *

Minerva

Alicia’s life has gotten rather complicated, as she had to flee Earth and make a new start. She didn’t want to play the political games with the rulers of Earth, to submit to their overbearing control, or to even fight back. She chose a different path and went her own way.
It’s a month later, and the first batch of scientists have just arrived on Minerva station. She has many issues to face trying to establish and run a new world. If that wasn’t difficult enough, she also has some challenges from without.
Unfortunately for Alicia, Earth’s leadership has a hard time letting go of things.

The Mighty Quinns: Declan

Security expert Declan Quinn knows he has a way with women. So when he’s assigned the job of guarding radio sex-pert Rachel Merrell, he figures he’ll get her cooperation by charming his way into her good graces. And if she’s as gorgeous as her photo, maybe her bed, too…
Only, the lady doesn’t need any persuading…
Because of Rachel’s so-called “expertise,” her life has become all talk and no action. And she’s still managed to acquire a stalker. She needs protection—and great sex— badly! And Declan is the perfect guy to take care of both. After all, he says he won’t leave her side. So what’s wrong with showing him what else he could do with her body while he’s guarding it?

Midnight

**What is the dark and terrifying secret that haunts Moonlight Cove?** ***Midnight* is a gripping thriller from bestselling novelist Dean Koontz that explores a town haunted by a deadly presence. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Harlan Coben.** ‘A monster hit… In his own masterful way, Koontz slowly unveils the escalating horror… breath-taking’ – *Dallas Morning News* A string of inexplicable deaths has occurred in the picturesque coastal town of Midnight Cove; sinister, shadowy figures stalk the streets in the dead of night and four people are drawn together by terrifying circumstance: a young woman determined to find the truth behind her sister’s suicide; an undercover federal agent; a child on the run from her parents; and a wheelchair-bound veteran. As darkness descends, these four must confront the chilling nightmare of Moonlight Cove… **What readers are saying about *Midnight* :** ‘The characters are **exceedingly well drawn** , the plot is **compelling** and the concept one that really **engages** ‘ ‘The book is **thought-provoking** , it’s part adventure and part reflection of the darker side of human nature, but it’s mostly just **good, pulse-racing fun** ‘ ‘Keeps you **spellbound** and **wanting to keep the lights on!** ‘

The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations

Kim O’Donnel knows meat eaters. In fact, she is one. As a voice for the Meatless Monday campaign, she’s been cooking up delicious you-won’t-miss-the-meat fare for the vegetarian-curious-but-vegan’s-too-crazy crowd. With a focus on holidays (or any celebration), O’Donnel’s versatile recipes ensure that eaters of all dietary stripes will leave the table satisfied. Cast aside those fears of cardboard tofurkey and gray starches. Instead, revel in dishes that inspire, surprise, and are so tasty, meatless” is an afterthought (with allergy- and animal- free options, to boot).

I can’t think of amore cordial or welcoming tone with which to invite possibly skeptical meat eaters into the world of delicious, accessible plant-based cooking.”-Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook

**Recensie(s)**

San Diego Magazine, November 2012 A meat eater herself, O’Donnell specializes in vegetarian dishes that promise you won’t miss the meat. Say good-bye to the bland and dry Tofurky! Tucson Citizen, 10/26/12 Think of tasty holiday recipes without the daunting challenge of whipping up a tofu turkey for Thanksgiving…This is a fun cookbook and the recipes and menu ideas are fresh and innovative. I highly recommend this collection. Portland Oregonian, 11/6/12 From Black-Eyed Pea Paella on New Year’s Day to Chicpea Crepes on Mother’s Day, she’s got all the food-centric celebrations covered with dishes that emphasize delicious flavors first, with their meatlessness being a secondary focus. Seattle Weekly, 11/9/12 The instructions are written more conversationally than some other cookbooks, peppered throughout with visual clues or other steps that make it feel like O’Donnel is in the kitchen with you, coaching you throughout the process. Whether you’re cooking meatless everyday or just some days, there’s no better coach to have on our team.
(source: Bol.com)

Mayhem and Mutiny

Just find her. In a city of 3.5 billion. How hard can it be?
The answer? Hard. Very hard.
In an effort to find her sister’s lost child, Bit flees from the Lenore and returns to her home city, Johannesburg. The search appears over before it even begins when she infuriates a local gang leader. Now, Bit must stay one step ahead of her enemies, while tracking her only remaining family member.
Jack and the crew trace Bit back to Earth. Rather than take on another job, the crew seeks her in the deteriorating Johannesburg slums. Attracting their own enemies, both within their crew and from the outside world, the game of cat and mouse has never created more mayhem. **

Masters of Time

Original title, in magazine serial, was “Recruiting Station.” Also published by Ace Books as “Earth’s Last Fortress.”
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A recruiting station; a storefront in the heart of a big-city downtown. Young men can volunteer to join the armies of a beleaguered new democracy overseas.
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But the recruitment is a scam. Each volunteer goes, not to the Calonian army, but through a pulsing machine which moves them hundreds of centuries up the time line, to become cannon fodder in a war which is shaking the universe.
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Two present-day humans are taking on this mammoth military machine. Their chances are miniscule. Their only hope is to save a few lives before giving up their own. But playing tricks with Time can lead to unexpected results.