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Octopussy

This is a collection of three short stories which feature the urbane James Bond, Agent 007. The three stories are set in Jamaica, where Bond becomes entangled with an unusual assassin, London where Bond bids for a Faberge and Berlin where Bond must cross the death strip.

Octopus

The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends—from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid. Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities.

In this beautifully photographed book, three leading marine biologists bring readers face to face with these amazingly complex animals that have fascinated scientists for decades. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its ingenious anatomy, amazing mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly relatives, the authors take readers through the astounding life cycle, uncovering the details of distinctive octopus personalities. With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea.

**Recensie(s)**

A fascinating natural history of some of the ocean’s most intriguing creatures. –Farm and Dairy With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, this book is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea. For anyone with an interest in octopodes. –ScienceBlogs.com Reveals the uncanny smarts and elegant adaptations of these eight-armed wonders. –Science News Provides an excellent nature history of the octopus, pairing lovely photos with the insights of three leading marine biologists. –Bookwatch
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Normal

**«Subí observando la foto. Era un tipo vulgar, común. Pero muy común. Pelo ni corto ni largo con un peinado corriente, ligeras entradas, puede que castaño… Estatura media, sobre el metro setenta y cinco… Pantalones oscuros y gabardina clara. No se distinguía bien la cara, una pena, porque las orejas son como las huellas dactilares y me habría servido, pero hay que jugar con las cartas que tocan.»**
«El asesino era normal» es la única descripción que Félix Fortea, policía de homicidios, recibe cuando interroga a los testigos de un crimen a plena luz del día. ¿Cómo detienes a un homicida que puede ser cualquiera? ¿Qué es ser normal? Un elenco de personajes con sus fallos, rareza y taras se unen para detener a un criminal que parece camuflarse exhibiendo su aparente normalidad.
R. López-Herrero pone en duda el concepto de normalidad imperante en nuestro mundo en esta novela negra que pone de relevancia el talento de su autor y que nos sumerge en una atmósfera en la que los personajes componen un perfecto cuadro de la singularidad humana y de los prejuicios sociales que hacen de ella una carga.
**Reseña:**
«*Normal* es uno de esos libros con un estilo tan propio y atractivo que cuando te vienes a dar cuenta estás pasando páginas a toda velocidad. Un gran inicio en el género negro de un autor que promete ser muchas cosas menos normal.»
Bruno Nievas
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Nomad Omnibus 01: A Kurtherian Gambit Series

***Best selling Apocalyptic series set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe now in an Omnibus for the first three books!** *
**It’s been twenty years since the fall, the destruction the world brought on itself. Can Terry Henry Walton, enhanced as he is, help bring civilization back as he seeks to atone for previous actions?**
By protecting and nurturing the ones with the knowledge. Terry Henry Walton begins building his Force de Guerre, a paramilitary group that will secure this new world from those who would take and destroy.
**When the enemies of peace appear before the FDG is ready, Terry partners with a werewolf to fight a battle that he must win.**
Join Terry Henry and Char as they learn to trust each other, then fight those who would dare try to stop a group of humanity clawing their way back from the World’s Worst Day Ever.

Night of January 16th

On one level, *Night of January 16th* is a totally gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. On a deeper level, it is a superb dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand’s vision of human strength and weakness. Since its original Broadway success, it has achieved vast worldwide popularity and acclaim.

New Spring: The Novel

In a prequel to the best-selling Wheel of Time series, war rages around the great city of Tar Valon as the prophesy of a child who will change the world sends Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, the uncrowned king of a vanished nation, on a race against time to find the child before the forces of the Shadow can destroy him. $750,000 ad/promo.
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The Neverending Story

This epic work of the imagination has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide since it was first published more than a decade ago. Its special story within a story is an irresistible invitation for readers to become part of the book itself. And now this modern classic and bibliophile’s dream is available in hardcover again.
The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place by giving its ruler, the Childlike Empress, a new name. But the journey to her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return. As he is drawn deeper into Fantastica, he must find the courage to face unspeakable foes and the mysteries of his own heart.
Readers, too, can travel to the wondrous, unforgettable world of Fantastica if they will just turn the page…
\–front flap

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.-

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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 *
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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** *