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Goodbye Dolly

While attending her first major doll show, Gretchen Birch, a doll restoration artist, is forced to investigate the murder of a sleazy reporter when the killer begins sending her boxes of Kewpie dolls with cryptic, threatening messages that contain the clues to cracking this case. Original.
(source: Bol.com)

SUMMARY: While attending her first major doll show, Gretchen Birch, a doll restoration artist, is forced to investigate the murder of a sleazy reporter when the killer begins sending her boxes of Kewpie dolls with cryptic, threatening messages that contain the clues to cracking this case. Original.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

SUMMARY: The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Put New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together . . . and all Hell breaks loose.

Gone with the Wind

SUMMARY: Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time. Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives. In the two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a timeless story of survival under the harshest of circumstances, she also created two of the most famous lovers in the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet.

The Golden Compass

EDITORIAL REVIEW: “SUPERB . . . WONDER-FILLED.”–The Washington Post Book WorldIt was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford’s motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra’s greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust–found only in the vast Arctic expanse of the North–was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it.Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from witches, gypsies, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle . . .”VERY GRAND INDEED . . . Scene after scene of power and beauty.”–The New York Times”A ROUSING, PAGE-TURNING ADVENTURE that promises to please fantasy readers of all ages.”–Library Journal (starred review)”POWERFUL . . . SPARKLES WITH CHILDLIKE WONDER.”–The Boston Sunday Globe

Gold: The Once and Future Money

For most of the last three millennia, the world’s commercial centers have used one or another variant of a gold standard. It should be one of the best understood of human institutions, but it’s not. It’s one of the worst understood, by both its advocates and detractors. Though it has been spurned by governments many times, this has never been due to a fault of gold to serve its duty, but because governments had other plans for their currencies beyond maintaining their stability. And so, says Nathan Lewis, there is no reason to believe that the great monetary successes of the past four centuries, and indeed the past four millennia, could not be recreated in the next four centuries. In *Gold, * he makes a forceful, well-documented case for a worldwide return to the gold standard. Governments and central bankers around the world today unanimously agree on the desirability of stable money, ever more so after some monetary disaster has reduced yet another economy to smoking ruins. Lewis shows how gold provides the stability needed to foster greater prosperity and productivity throughout the world. He offers an insightful look at money in all its forms, from the seventh century B.C. to the present day, explaining in straightforward layman’s terms the effects of inflation, deflation, and floating currencies along with their effect on prices, wages, taxes, and debt. He explains how the circulation of money is regulated by central banks and, in the process, demystifies the concepts of supply, demand, and the value of currency. And he illustrates how higher taxes diminish productivity, trade, and the stability of money. Lewis also provides an entertaining history of U.S. money and offers a sobering look at recent currency crises around the world, including the Asian monetary crisis of the late 1990s and the devastating currency devaluations in Russia, China, Mexico, and Yugoslavia.
Lewis’s ultimate conclusion is simple but powerful: gold has been adopted as money because it works. The gold standard produced decades and even centuries of stable money and economic abundance. If history is a guide, it will be done again.
**Nathan Lewis** was formerly the chief international economist of a firm that provided investment research for institutions. He now works for an asset management company based in New York. Lewis has written for the *Financial Times*, *Asian Wall Street* *Journal, Japan Times, Pravda, * and other publications. He has appeared on financial television in the United States, Japan, and the Middle East.

God of Thunder

God of Thunder (Rogue Angel Series #7) by Alex Archer
Archaeologist Annja Creed narrowly
escapes an attack by unknown fi gures
when she tries to collect a package
near her loft. She later learns that
the sender—an old colleague named
Fellini—has been brutally murdered.
Fellini had been researching the
Hammer of Thor, the Norse god of
thunder, and had linked it to a Viking
warrior and a twelfth-century Latvian
village. A coded message in Fellini’s
package leads Annja on a wild chase
along the canals of Venice to Latvia
for more clues to an ancient treasure.
Rumored to be hidden deep in the
forests of Latvia for nine hundred
years, this fabled prize is also sought
by a ruthless corps of mercenaries.
And they will do anything to fi nd it.
Including killing Annja Creed.

Getting Old Is to Die for

SUMMARY: Gladdy Gold may have gone from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to South Florida retiree, but she’s loving every minute of it. Between poolside gossip, a hot-to-trot boyfriend, and a booming detective business, life couldn’t be sunnier–until a trip back north with her sister Evvie leads to murder and mayhem starring the usual suspects. Unbeknownst to Gladdy, her fellow detectives are hot on her trail. Sophie, Bella, and Ida no sooner land their tootsies in the Big Apple than trouble promptly finds them. But while the girls go deep undercover, posing as bag ladies to catch a criminal, there’s another surprise awaiting Gladdy. Her boyfriend, Jack, is in town too–and he’s reopening a forty-seven-year-old cold case: the murder of Gladdy’s husband. Can Gladdy and Jack join forces to solve a decades-old crime–and maybe heal some wounded hearts in the process? “From the Paperback edition.”

Getting Old Is Criminal

SUMMARY: Gladdy Gold had reached a golden moment. There she was, soaking in a hot tub with a man she adored, far from Fort Lauderdale and her nosy neighbors…until an urgent message sent her running home. Now her exotic vacation is a memory, Gladdy’s would-be beau, Jack, is furious, and not only are the girls of the Gladdy Gold Detective Agency all alive and well—they’re onto a hot new murder case.Is a retirement-home Romeo to blame for the mysterious deaths in Florida’s most luxurious communities? Gladdy and her curious kibitzers will have to go undercover to find out—covering themselves with as many fancy-schmancy airs as possible. But with Gladdy’s drama queen sister Evvie playing the role of a Palm Beach flirt, their fun and games turn deadly. For by the time the girls ID their perp, Evvie is in the arms of a killer—and loving it.…

Gabriel’s Horn

The stranger could be insane. Or he just might be our salvation.Archaeologist Annja Creed is more than curious when a decrepit, ancient-looking man visits her, claiming the end of the world is near. The stranger spins wild tales and speaks as if he actually knew King Arthur. But, strangest of all, he insists that Annja is the only one who can stop the horrible event that is about to happen. When Annja’s mentor and friend Roux goes missing, she quickly realizes there may be something to the stranger’s stories. Making her way through the dark and violent underbelly of Istanbul, Annja must find her missing friend and the Holy Grail before the relic gets into the wrong hands. She may not fully believe the fate of the world is on the line, but she doesn’t really want to die fi nding out.

Forest Mage

SUMMARY: Plague has ravaged the prestigious King’s Cavalla of Gernia, decimating the ranks of both cadets and instructors. Yet Nevare Burvelle has made an astonishingly robust recovery, defeating his sworn nemesis while in the throes of the disease and freeing himself—he believes—from the Speck magic that infected him. And now he is journeying home to Widevale, anticipating a tender reunion with his beautiful fiancée, Carsina, and a bright future as a commissioned officer. But there is no haven in the bosom of his kinfolk, for his nights are haunted by grim visions of treachery—and his days are tormented by a strange side-effect of the plague that shames his family and repulses the lady of his heart. And as the still-potent magic in his blood roars to life, Nevare realizes a terrible truth: that the enemy who seeks to destroy everything he loves dwells perhaps not without but within him.

Forbidden City

Forbidden City (Rogue Angel Series #5) by Alex Archer
A stunning artifact holds the key to an untapped power of global destruction—
While working on a dig in the California wilderness, archaeologist-adventurer Annja Creed uncovers evidence of a tragedy that’s linked to Chinese miners during the days of the Gold Rush. A sudden attack on the site by shadow if gures drives Annja to if nd the connection to a mysterious buried city in China. Lured by legends of gold, betrayal and the vengeance of a Han Dynasty overlord, Annja travels on the Orient Express, battling avaricious treasure hunters and a modern-day descendant of an ancient league of assassins. Her adversaries will stop at nothing to stake their claim on the fabled lost city, where a Han leader’s dark past promises doom for those who dare to reveal its evil power.

Flesh and Bone

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Flesh and Bone (Body Farm Series #2) by Jefferson Bass
Dr. Bill Brockton, the founder of the world-famous Body Farm, is hard at work on a troubling new case. A young man’s battered body has been found in nearby Chattanooga, and it’s up to the talented Dr. Brockton to assemble the pieces of the forensic puzzle. Brockton is brought into the case by the rising star of the state’s mechanical examiners, Jess Carter.
Just as they’re on the verge of breaking the case open, events take a terrifying turn. Brockton has re-created the Chattanooga death scene at the Body Farm, but a killer tampers with it in a shocking way: placing another corpse at the setting, confusing authorities and putting Brockton’s career and life in jeopardy. Soon Brockton himself is accused of the horrific new crime, and the once-beloved professor becomes an outcast. As the net around him tightens, Brockton must use all of his forensic skills to prove his own innocence . . . before he ends up behind bars with some of the very killers he’s helped to convict.
*Flesh and Bone* is another roller-coaster ride into the world of forensic anthropology, its twists and turns marked by drama and pathos, humor and grief, families and friends and enemies. With captivatingly real characters, plus fascinating scientific insights drawn from the case files of a living forensic legend, this astonishing novel confirms Jefferson Bass as one of our most talented authors of suspense.

The First Commandment

**A master assassin. A vendetta years in the making. And a counter terrorism operative who will risk everything — even treason — to keep the people he loves alive.**
Brad Thor, the *New York Times* bestselling author of *Takedown,* delivers an explosive international thriller featuring Navy SEAL turned Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath, who somewhere, somehow, has left the wrong person alive.
“Thou shalt not negotiate with terrorists…”
**Six months ago:** In the dead of the night, five of the most dangerous detainees in the war on terror are pulled from their isolation cells in Guantanamo Bay, held at gunpoint, and told to strip off their orange jumpsuits. Issued civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield, they are loaded aboard a Boeing 727 and set free.
**Present day:** Covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath awakens to discover that his world has changed violently — and forever. A sadistic assassin with a personal vendetta is wreaking havoc of biblical proportions. Unleashing nightmarish horrors on those closest to Harvath, the attacker thrusts everything Harvath holds dear — including his life — into absolute peril.
Ordered by the president to stay out of the investigation, Harvath is forced to mount his own operation to uncover the conspiracy and to exact revenge. When he discovers a connection between the attacks and a group of prisoners secretly released from Guantanamo, Harvath must ask himself previously unthinkable questions about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.
A renegade from his own government, Harvath will place his life on the line as his search for the truth draws him into a showdown with one of the most dangerous men on the face of the earth.
Brad Thor roars through this nonstop adventure full of international intrigue, twisted betrayals, and ultimate revenge.

Field Guide to Knitting

At last, a field guide to identifying and working more than 200 knitting stitches, from stockinette to Orenburg lace!

There are so many intriguing ways to knit yarn that it’s often tough to pick the right stitch. Help is on the way with Field Guide to Knitting, the stitch dictionary that belongs in every knitting bag.

This handy go-to reference book takes a comprehensive look at knit and purl stitches as well as cables, laces, ribs, and edge treatments. Learn to tell k2togs from ssks and to differentiate between ribbed basketweave and basket cable. Each entry reveals the history of the stitch, the best stitch gauge for achieving pattern definition, the garments most suited to the pattern, and more. Complete patterns for executing the stitch (and its variations) are also included. More than 200 full-color photographs make it easy to compare how stitches will look before committing yarn to needles.

Whether you just need to know if moss stitch is the same as seed stitch or you’re planning a complicated Aran sweater, *Field Guide to Knitting *has all the answers.

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Fearless

Captain John “Black Jack” Geary tries a desperate gamble to lead the Alliance Fleet home through enemy-occupied space in this novel in the thrilling Lost Fleet series.Geary is convinced that the Syndics are planning to ambush the fleet and finish it off once and for all. Realizing the fleet’s best (and only) chance is to do the unexpected, Geary takes the offensive and orders the fleet to the Sancere system. There, a multitude of possible routes home give the Alliance fleet a better chance of avoiding their pursuers—and an attack on the Sancere shipbuilding facilities could decimate the Syndic war effort.   Weary from endless combat, the officers and crew of the Alliance fleet can’t see the sense in charging deeper into enemy territory—prompting a mutiny that divides them, and leaving Geary with the odds higher against him than ever before…

Far From the Madding Crowd

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Macmillan Readers: pre-intermediate level
One of Thomas Hardy’s greatest novels, Far from the Madding Crowd tells the story of the life and loves of the brave and beautiful Bathsheba Everdene.
Opowieść o życiu pięknej i odważnej Batsheby Everdene. Kobieta pewnej nocy ratuje życie młodemu farmerowi – Gabrielowi Oaka. Od tego czasu ich losy są powiązane ze sobą na zawsze. Wiele muszą oboje pokonać przeszkód, aby móc być razem. Jak wiele tragedii ich spotka, ile będą musieli przejść? Wielka miłość, ogromne tragedie i wzruszenia. Od wydawcy: retold by John Escott
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