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A Pocketful of Rye

A handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman! Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his ‘counting house’ when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme!

Plundered by Pirates

“Now your girl will please my men or you can both feed the sharks.”
When sails are sighted flying no nation’s flag, the ship knows they’re in trouble. It’s proof that they never should have brought the Captain’s **little girl** on board. Women are bad luck at sea.
Now the pirates claim she must please the **entire crew**.
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Plum Spooky

Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers #4) by Janet Evanovich
The First Full Length Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers Novel from #1 Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich.
Turn on all the lights and check under your bed. Things are about to get spooky in Trenton, New Jersey. According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys. Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He’s chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he’s chosen the Barrens as his new playground. Munch received his doctorate degree in quantum physics when he was twenty-two. He’s now twenty-four, and while his brain is large, his body hasn’t made it out of the boys’ department at Macy’s. Anyone who says good things come in small packages hasn’t met Munch. Wulf Grimoire is looking for world domination. Martin Munch would be happy if he could just get a woman naked and tied to a tree. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has Munch on her most-wanted list for failure to appear in court. Plum is the all-American girl stuck in an uncomfortable job, succeeding on luck and tenacity. Usually she gets her man. This time she gets a monkey. She also gets a big guy named Diesel. Diesel pops in and out of Plum’s life like birthday cake – delicious to look at and taste, not especially healthy as a steady diet, gone by the end of the week if not sooner. He’s an über bounty hunter with special skills when it comes to tracking men and pleasing women. He’s after Grimoire, and now he’s also after Munch. And if truth were told, he wouldn’t mind setting Stephanie Plum in his crosshairs. Diesel and Plum hunt down Munch and Grimoire, following them into the Barrens, surviving cranberry bogs, the Jersey Devil, a hair-raising experience, sand in their underwear, and, of course . . . monkeys.

Plum Lucky

A Between-the-Numbers Novel
Looking to get lucky?
Stephanie Plum is back “between-the-numbers” and she’s looking to get lucky in an Atlantic City hotel room, in a Winnebago and with a brown-eyed stud who has stolen her heart.
Stephanie Plum has a way of attracting danger, lunatics, oddballs, bad luck… and mystery men. And no one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He’s back and hot on the trail of a little man in green pants who’s lost a giant bag of money. Problem is the money isn’t exactly lost. Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur has found it, and like any good Jersey senior citizen she’s high-tailed it in a Winnebago to Atlantic City and hit the slots. With Lula and Connie in tow, Stephanie attempts to bring Grandma home. But the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on everyone. Lula’s found a job modeling plus size lingerie. Connie’s found a guy. Diesel’s found Stephanie. And Stephanie has found herself in over her head with a caper involving thrice stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase and a bad case of hives. PLUM LUCKY is an all-you-can-eat buffet of thrills, chills, shrimp cocktail, plus-size underwear and scorching hot men. It’s a “between the numbers” treat no Evanovich fan will want to miss!
Janet Evanovich is the # 1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and HOW I WRITE: Secrets of a Bestselling Author. She lives in New Hampshire and Florida.
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Plum Lovin’

Plum Lovin’ (Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers #2) by Janet Evanovich
From #1 blockbuster bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes a Stephanie Plum novel that takes adventure, action, suspense (and maybe even true love?) to new heights.
Watch your back…
Look both ways…
Because love is in the air…
And that means big trouble!
Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum’s apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie — and he’s not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a “relationship expert” who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He’ll help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie’s most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with “unmentionable” skills. Does Diesel know more that he’s saying about Annie Hart? Does Diesel have secrets he’s keeping from Stephanie and the two men in her life — Ranger and Morelli? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!
Janet Evanovich is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and *How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author*. She lives in New Hampshire and Florida.
Visit Janet Evanovich’s Web site at www.Evanovich.com, or write her at P.O. Box 5487, Hanover, NH 03755.

Playing Hard to Master

**Pleasure and pain once again intertwine in the second installment of Sparrow Beckett’s Masters Unleashed series, following *Finding Master Right*.**

Known as a brat in the kink community, Everly can intimidate even the most experienced Dom. Then she meets Ambrose, a dominant who finds her ways amusing. Not only does he charm the pants off her, he makes her crave his mastery.

After being abandoned by his submissive, Ambrose has avoided any serious connections—until he meets Everly, who refuses to be ignored. But just when he thinks he’s found the perfect sub, he finds out she’s an anti-poverty activist with harsh opinions about the rich. Telling her he’s wealthy will ruin everything, but he can’t collar her with a huge lie hanging over them.

Will the best thing that’s ever happened to him walk away when she finds out the truth?
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**Praise for the Masters Unleashed series**
“I fell in love with Konstantin and Varushka. Their story was deliciously sexy and sweet.”—*New York Times* and *USA Today* bestselling author Annabel Joseph
“Sparrow Beckett gives BDSM a fun, fresh, and flirty edge with *To Have and to Master*, a refreshingly delightful take on arranged marriages in a modern twist…I could not read fast enough!”—*New York Times* bestselling author Jessica Clare
“Snappy dialogue and great pacing make for a breathless, glorious ride in Sparrow Beckett’s *Finding Master Right*! Provocative, sassy and dangerous—a sensually lethal combination!”—*New York Times* bestselling author Eden Bradley
“An engaging, page-turning read. I was rooting for Banner and Kate’s happily ever after!”—International bestselling author Sierra Cartwright
“The writing duo Sparrow Beckett has a winner in their…Masters Unleashed series.”—*RT Book Reviews* (4 Stars)
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Playing for Pizza

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock—and was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job—as the *starting *quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and *football americano*—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement. . . .

The Player of Games

The Player of Games (Culture Series #2) by Iain M. Banks
The Culture – a human/machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game…a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life – and very possibly his death.
Praise for Iain M. Banks:
“Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy — the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more” — *NME*
“An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them.” — *Time Out*

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.

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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
(source: Bol.com)