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Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

Elderly Miss Jane Marple from St Mary’s Mead village applies skills of observation and deduction to mysteries, usually to murder from books *Tuesday Club, Regatta, Three Blind Mice*.
Tuesday Club
1 Tuesday Night Club
2 Idol House of Astarte
3 Ingots of Gold
4 Bloodstained Pavement
5 Motive v Opportunity
6 Thumbmark of St Peter
7 Blue Geranium
8 Companion
9 Four Suspects
10 Christmas Tragedy
11 Herb of Death
12 Affair at the Bungalow
13 Death by Drowning
Regatta
14 Miss Marple Tells a Story
Three Blind Mice
15 Strange Jest
16 Tape Measure
17 Perfect Maid
18 Caretaker
Double Sin
19 Greenshaw’s Folly
20 Sanctuary

Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America

HISTORY AS IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE TOLD: TRUE AND THRILLING.
**HISTORY AS IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE TOLD: TRUE AND THRILLING.**
**Thomas Edison was a bad guy- and bad guys usually lose in the end.**
**World War II radio host “Tokyo Rose” was branded as a traitor by the U.S. government and served time in prison. In reality, she was a hero to many.**
**Twenty U.S. soldiers received medals of honor at the Battle of Wounded Knee-yet this wasn’t a battle at all; it was a massacre.**
**Paul Revere’s midnight ride was nothing compared to the ride made by a guy named Jack whom you’ve probably never heard of.**
History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is, as more than half of the word suggests, about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism.
The things you’ve never learned about our past will shock you. The reason why gun control is so important to government elites can be found in a story about Athens that no one dares teach. Not the city in ancient Greece, but the one in 1946 Tennessee. The power of an individual who trusts his gut can be found in the story of the man who stopped the twentieth hijacker from being part of 9/11. And a lesson on what happens when an all-powerful president is in need of positive headlines is revealed in a story about eight saboteurs who invaded America during World War II.
*Miracles and Massacres* is history as you’ve never heard it told. It’s incredible events that you never knew existed. And it’s stories so important and relevant to today that you won’t have to ask, *Why didn’t they teach me this?* You will instantly know. If the truth shall set you free, then your freedom begins on page one of this book. By the end, your understanding of the lies and half-truths you’ve been taught may change, but your perception of who we are as Americans and where our country is headed *definitely* will.
Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, is an eleven-time #1 bestselling author and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His recent fiction works include the thrillers *Agenda 21* , *The Overton Window* , and its sequel, *The Eye of Moloch* ; his many nonfiction titles include *Miracles and Massacres* , *Control* , and *Being George Washington*. For more information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze TV network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.

The Miracle Mineral Solution of the 21st Century

Book tells of the discovery and development of a new mineral that cured many people of malaria in the jungle of S. America. Later more than 75,000 cases of malaria were treated successfully in Africa. At the same time more than 388 cases of AIDS were successfully treated, and clinical trials were run with 100% success in the country of Malawi. Since that time thousands of people have successfully used the solution that is described in the book. People have recovered from Hepatitis C, from diabetes, from cancer, TB, colds, flu, lupus, and many other diseases. More than 100,000 people in America have been treated with more than 11,000 bottles of the solution being sold each month as of March 2008. This miracle mineral solution creates an internal environment boosting the immune system so that disease borne pathogens cannot survive.
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Miracle

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It is New Year’s Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California. In a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco, amid the chaos of fallen trees and damaged homes, the lives of three strangers are about to collide. For Quinn Thompson, what happens in the storm’s wake will bring down a barrier he has built around himself since his wife’s death. For neighbor Maggie Dartman, it will spark friendship at a time when she needs it most. And for Jack Adams, a carpenter who will repair Quinn’s and Maggie’ s homes, the storm brings an opportunity: to help two people and to be repaid with the greatest gift of all.

As three lives come together and a unique friendship is forged, something extraordinary begins to happen…Maggie, still grieving a loss, slowly comes alive again–and Jack finally shares a painful secret he has hidden for years. But at the center of the friendship is Quinn. A man who has scaled heights of success in business, Quinn is now adrift, waiting as builders put the finishing touches on his newest passion, a 180-foot yacht he plans to sail around the world. Looking back at all he missed with his family while he built his empire, Quinn is consumed by guilt, focused only on escaping to the sea. But as his plans near completion, and his friendship with Maggie begins to change, Quinn faces a choice–between a safe haven and an adventure of the heart. The choice he makes will affect other lives as powerfully as his own. And it will take him on an extraordinary journey–and into a second, terrifying storm, one that will bring him danger…or deliverance.

Danielle Steel brings us miracles big and small–the kind we are blessed with and those we give to others. With a subtle hand and a flawless touch, she has written a novel that soars with hope, and makes us laugh, cry, and care.

From the Hardcover edition.
(source: Bol.com)

The Mimic Men

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The Mimic Men by V. S. Naipaul
A profound novel of cultural displacement, **The Mimic Men** masterfully evokes a colonial man’s experience in a postcolonial world.
Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories lead him to recognize the paradox of his childhood during which he secretly fantasized about a heroic India, yet changed his name from Ranjit Kripalsingh. As he assesses his short-lived marriage to an ostentatious white woman, Singh realizes what has kept him from becoming a proper Englishman. But it is the return home and his subsequent immersion in the roiling political atmosphere of a newly self-governed nation that ultimately provide Singh with the necessary insight to discover the crux of his disillusionment.

Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help

SUMMARY: No one except Milrose Munce knows that ghosts of former students live in his school. Not only is Milrose aware of these ghouls – he’s on a first-name basis with all of them. Of course, some are more likeable than others: the third floor is the home to nearly all of his good friends. Most of them – like Imploded Ig, Deeply Damaged Dave, and Toasted Theresa – were the victims of science experiments gone wrong though they do manage to maintain a sense of humour about their demise. Then there are the ghost athletes who lurk in the basement – a pretty disagreeable group, the majority of them having died after a particularly clumsy manoeuvre on the school’s sports field.After Milrose is given yet another detention for offering his teacher an answer that was just a bit too clever, his life takes an unexpected turn. He is sent to a hidden den in the school’s basement to receive Professional Help. Here, he and the quick-witted Arabella, a fellow captive, are put under round-the-clock supervision of the maniacal Massimo Natica. Fortunately for Milrose and Arabella, once they join forces with their ghostly friends, Massimo Natica doesn’t stand a chance.In the tradition of Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl, the dark comedy and imaginative brilliance of Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help will appeal to adults as much as it will to younger readers.

Millionaires Woman

Millionaires: they have money, looks and success – but they want more! The Millionaire’s Prospective Wife Helen Brooks Wealthy, suave Nick Morgan had women falling at his feet. If he decided to marry, surely his chosen wife would be nothing like sweet, plain Cory? But it seems Nick has set his sights on her and is determined to win this virgin at any cost! The Millionaire’s Runaway Bride Catherine George When Kate becomes guardian to her niece she moves home. But there’s a complication – her ex-fiancé Jack Logan. The attraction between them is still electric! But if Jack learns Kate’s secret, will he be so keen to reclaim his runaway bride? The Millionaire’s Reward Angie Ray When he is blackmailed by his sister into dating a “nice’ girl, tough Chicago businessman Garek knows just the person to help him out: his housekeeper Ellie. Garek thinks she’s a gold-digger who’ll do anything for money. But he’s in for a very big surprise!

(source: Bol.com)

The Millionaire’s Rebellious Mistress

The Millionaire’s Rebellious Mistress by Catherine George
Alex Merrick is rich, handsome and one of the most successful property developers in the country. But to Sarah Carver the arrogant multimillionaire is her worst enemy: his business destroyed her family!
When Sarah gets the chance to take one of Alex’s business deals away from him, she relishes her moment of triumph. But the glory doesn’t last long—because the gorgeous Alex has an ace up his sleeve. He’ll propose a deal Sarah just can’t refuse—and make her his mistress as part of the bargain!

Millionaire: The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance

SUMMARY: In the wake of Louis XIV’s death, France’s government teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. Enter the reformer in the unlikely guise of John Law — a supremely charming and attractive Scot whose brilliant financial mind had thus far served only to make himself rich at the gaming tables. In one of the great image makeovers of all time, John Law recharged a devastated French economy, making him one of the most successful men in Europe. When Law founded a New World trading company, the synergistic combination of faith in his ideas and wild reports of the riches to be made in France’s vast holdings in America sent the price of its shares through the roof. Investors drunk on dreams of instant wealth gave birth to the first boom-and-bust cycle — one that created such vast wealth for shareholders that a new term was coined to describe them…millionaires.

Million-Dollar Marriage Merger

Million-Dollar Marriage Merger by Charlene Sands
He’d kept a promise to marry his best friend’s widow. But even an obligatory marriage could not diminish the hunger vintner Tony Carlino still felt for Rena Montgomery. Foolishly, he’d walked away from her once before…and she had never forgiven him. As far as she was concerned, no one would be toasting this arrangement anytime soon.
She had married Tony only for the safety his name—and money—would give her, her winery…and her unborn child. Never could she allow herself to reveal the desire she felt for her new husband. For their marriage was meant to be only about business. Neither dared speak one word about love.

Miguel Street

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Miguel Street, V. S. Naipaul’s first written work of fiction, is set in a derelict corner of Port of Spain, Trinidad, during World War Two and is narrated by an unnamed, precociously observant neighbourhood boy. We are introduced to a galaxy of characters, from Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build `the wild thing without a name’, to Man-man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion, and the dreaded Big-Foot, the bully with glass tear ducts. As well as the lovely Mrs Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband. V. S. Naipaul writes with prescient wisdom and crackling wit about the lives and legends that make up Miguel Street: a living theatre, a world in microcosm, a cacophony of sights, sounds and smells – all seen through the eyes of a fatherless boy. The language, the idioms and the observations are priceless and timeless and Miguel Street overflows with life on every page. This is an astonishing novel about hope, despair, poverty and laughter; and an enchanting and exuberant tribute to V. S. Naipaul’s childhood home.
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Migration: Species Imperative #2

From Publishers Weekly

After encountering the alien Dhyrn on earth and later nearly dying on the Dhyrn home world in Czerneda’s Survival (2004), biologist Mackenzie “Mac” Connor returns to her job at Norcoast Salmon Research Facility in the Pacific Northwest in this action-filled sequel, which likewise explores the complexities of interspecies culture and understanding with humor and dash. When the Interspecies Union discovers that the formerly peaceful Dhryn have abandoned their world and set off across space, destroying every life form in their path, Mac leads the effort to find a way to stop them. Her Dhryn experience and knowledge of biological drives and animal instinct may provide the key—but her expertise also makes her a target for a hidden enemy, who may have already infiltrated the Interspecies Union. Czerneda’s characterizations, both human and alien, are as intricate and entertaining as the twisty plot. Fans of SF adventure and intrigue—and of C.J. Cherryh’s masterfully drawn alien cultures, in particular—are in for a treat. (May 3)
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Review

Brilliant world building, action-packed creative space opera that will become imperative for fans to read. — _Midwest Book Review_

The Mighty Quinns

The only thing that can bring down a Quinn is a woman… The next Mighty Quinn… Photographer Liam Quinn can’t believe he’s getting paid to spy on a suspected embezzler. Expecially since he’d rather put the moves on gorgeous Eleanor than put her behind bars! But after a series of near-fatal accidents, Liam realizes the woman he’s quickly becoming obsessed with is being framed. He can’t help thinking that Eleanor is innocent–even if his need for her is anything but…. His downfall… Life couldn’t be worse for Eleanor Thorpe. She can’t find a job, she’s just been dumped again and now someone wants to see her dead! But things start to look up when handsome stranger Liam Quinn saves her life. In his strong arms she feels safe, protected, desired. If only she could shake the feeling that she’s being watched….

(source: Bol.com)

Might as Well Laugh about It Now

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **Recollections, wisdom, and advice from the beloved entertainer, American icon, mother of eight children, and *New York Times* bestselling author.** When the *Donny and Marie* show ended its award-winning run on ABC in 1979, 19-year-old Marie was ready to leave the stage lights for a secretary’s life—she had prepared to say “goodbye” to fleeting fame by studying shorthand and typing! Clearly, life took a different turn. Now, decades later and still a beloved superstar, Marie opens the door to her thoughts on many of her milestones and missteps, both the public and the personal. In a life brimming with a mixture of charm and chaos, blessings and hilarious bungles, victory and vulnerability, Marie recounts for her “family of fans” her greatest successes as well as her most crushing disappointments, career pressures and expectations, marriage and divorce, depression, weight issues, tough choices, honors and awards, and the incredible joys and challenges of raising children. Through it all, Marie has bounced back time and again with unstoppable enthusiasm, resilience, and an unbeatably healthy and positive outlook on life. In *Might as Well Laugh About It Now*, she imparts her insights on surviving all of life’s roadblocks and detours in a collection of friendly musings and heartening advice about learning to survive— and moving forward—with humor and optimism.

The Midwich Cuckoos

In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed – except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed. They grow up too fast and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others and brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realisation dawns on the world outside . . . The Midwich Cuckoos is the classic tale of aliens in our midst, exploring how we respond when confronted by those who are innately superior to us in every conceivable way.

Midnight Tides

Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen Series #5) by Steven Erikson
The epic fifth chapter in Steven Erikson’s mighty Malazan Book of the Fallen series — guaranteed to be crammed full of tremendous characters, old favourites and newcomers, wild and wonderful magic, awesome world-building — all bound together by a unique imagination and wonderful storytelling.