Trail of the Spellmans Book

[_PDF_] Trail of the Spellmans | Download Pdf - ePub - Kindle - eBook

You can Read or Download Pdf Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz in full 384 pages, and many more Fiction books similar to Trail of the Spellmans

Trail of the Spellmans

By Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451608144
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 185
  • File Pdf: trail-of-the-spellmans.pdf

Book Summary:

The fifth in the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award-nominated series about a fearless private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky, yet endearing, family of sleuths: “Lie back and enjoy this tale of intergenerational gumshoe mayhem” (Kirkus Reviews). FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SPELLMAN HISTORY, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the most normal member of her family. Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities—with no apparent motive. Dad has a secret. Izzy’s brother and sister are at war—for no apparent reason. And her niece keeps saying “banana” even though she hates bananas. That’s not to say that Izzy isn’t without her own troubles. Her boyfriend, Henry Stone, keeps wanting “to talk,” a prospect Isabel evades by going out with her new drinking buddy, none other than Gertrude Stone, Henry’s mother. Things aren’t any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations. First, Rae is hired to follow a girl, but then fakes the surveillance reports. Then a math professor hires Izzy to watch his immaculate apartment while he unravels like a bad formula. And as the questions pile up, Izzy won’t stop hunting for the answers—even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.

Similar Books For Reading


  • The Spellman Files
    The Spellman Files
    A Book written by Lisa Lutz, published by Simon and Schuster 2007-03-13 - 320 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • The Spellmans Strike Again
    The Spellmans Strike Again
    A Book written by Lisa Lutz, published by Simon and Schuster 2010-04-03 - 400 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • Revenge of the Spellmans
    Revenge of the Spellmans
    A Book written by Lisa Lutz, published by Simon and Schuster 2009-03-10 - 384 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • Revenge of the Spellmans
    Revenge of the Spellmans
    A Book written by Lisa Lutz, published by Simon and Schuster 2009-03-10 - 384 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • The Spellmans Strike Again
    The Spellmans Strike Again
    A Book written by Lisa Lutz, published by Simon and Schuster 2010-04-03 - 400 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • Heads You Lose
    Heads You Lose
    A Book written by Lisa Lutz,David Hayward, published by Penguin 2011-04-05 - 320 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>
  • Spellman Six
    Spellman Six
    A Book written by Lisa Lutz, published by Simon and Schuster 2013-07-09 - 352 pages - part of Fiction books. Read more >>

Related Books

Funny Thing About Murder

By David Geherin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476629781
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 547
  • File Pdf: funny-thing-about-murder.pdf

Book Summary:

Focusing on crime fiction and films that artfully combine comedy and misdeed, this book explores the reasons writers and filmmakers inject humor into their work and identifies the various comic techniques they use. The author covers both American and European books from the 1930s to the present, by such authors as Rex Stout, Raymond Chandler, Robert B. Parker, Elmore Leonard, Donald E. Westlake, Sue Grafton, Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich, along with films from The Thin Man to the BBC’s Sherlock series.

The Passenger

By Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 145168665X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 541
  • File Pdf: the-passenger.pdf

Book Summary:

“A dead-serious thriller (with a funny bone)” (The New York Times Book Review), from the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, comes the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past. Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born. It’s almost impossible to live off the grid in the twenty-first century, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret. From heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, we are left to wonder…can she possibly outrun her past? The Passenger’s white-knuckled plot and unforeseeable twists make one thing for certain: the ride will leave you breathless. “When the answers finally come, they are juicy, complex, and unexpected. The satisfying conclusion will leave readers rethinking everything and immediately turning back to the first page to start again. Psychological suspense lovers will tear through this thriller” (Library Journal, starred review).

The Accomplice

By Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 1984818279
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 923
  • File Pdf: the-accomplice.pdf

Book Summary:

Everyone has the same questions about best friends Owen and Luna: What binds them together so tightly? Why weren’t they ever a couple? And why do people around them keep turning up dead? In this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger, every answer raises a new, more chilling question. “Masterfully plotted, The Accomplice is both a keep-you-guessing mystery and a keenly and tenderly observed character study.”—Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird and Heaven, My Home ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—PopSugar, CrimeReads Owen Mann is charming, privileged, and chronically dissatisfied. Luna Grey is secretive, cautious, and pragmatic. Despite their differences, they form a bond the moment they meet in college. Their names soon become indivisible—Owen and Luna, Luna and Owen—and stay that way even after an unexplained death rocks their social circle. They’re still best friends years later, when Luna finds Owen’s wife brutally murdered. The police investigation sheds light on some long-hidden secrets, but it can’t penetrate the wall of mystery that surrounds Owen. To get to the heart of what happened and why, Luna has to dig up the one secret she’s spent her whole life burying. The Accomplice brilliantly examines the bonds of shared history, what it costs to break them, and what happens when you start wondering how well you know the one person who truly knows you.

Curse of the Spellmans

By Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781416565635
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 148
  • File Pdf: curse-of-the-spellmans.pdf

Book Summary:

In this sidesplittingly funny follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The Spellman Files, San Francisco’s own highly functioning yet supremely dysfunctional family of private investigators are back on the case in another mystery full of suspicion, surveillance, humor, and surprise from award-winning author Lisa Lutz. Curse of the Spellmans was nominated for both the Edgar Award and the Macavity Award, and the Izzy Spellman Mysteries have earned comparisons to everything from Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich to Veronica Mars and Bridget Jones. When Izzy Spellman, PI, is arrested for the fourth time in three months, she writes it off as a job hazard. She’s been (obsessively) keeping surveillance on a suspicious next door neighbor (suspect’s name: John Brown), convinced he’s up to no good—even if her parents (the management at Spellman Investigations) are not. When the (displeased) management refuses to bail Izzy out, it is Morty, Izzy’s octogenarian lawyer, who comes to her rescue. But before he can build a defense, he has to know the facts. Over weak coffee and diner sandwiches, Izzy unveils the whole truth and nothing but the truth—as only she, a thirty-year-old licensed professional, can. When not compiling Suspicious Behavior Reports on all her family members, staking out her neighbor, or trying to keep her sister, Rae, from stalking her “best friend,” Inspector Henry Stone, Izzy has been busy attempting to apprehend the copycat vandal whose attacks on Mrs. Chandler’s holiday lawn tableaux perfectly and eerily match a series of crimes from 1991–92, when Izzy and her best friend, Petra, happened to be at their most rebellious and delinquent. As Curse of the Spellmans unfolds, it’s clear that Morty may be on retainer, but Izzy is still very much on the case...er, cases—her own and that of every other Spellman family member. Lisa Lutz brings her trademark wit and humor back in what Publishers Weekly calls a “sparkling sequel.” (Re)meet the Spellmans, a family in which eavesdropping is a mandatory skill, locks are meant to be picked, past missteps are never forgotten, and blackmail is the preferred form of negotiation—all in the name of unconditional love.

The Passenger

By Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 145168665X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 970
  • File Pdf: the-passenger.pdf

Book Summary:

“A dead-serious thriller (with a funny bone)” (The New York Times Book Review), from the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, comes the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past. Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born. It’s almost impossible to live off the grid in the twenty-first century, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret. From heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, we are left to wonder…can she possibly outrun her past? The Passenger’s white-knuckled plot and unforeseeable twists make one thing for certain: the ride will leave you breathless. “When the answers finally come, they are juicy, complex, and unexpected. The satisfying conclusion will leave readers rethinking everything and immediately turning back to the first page to start again. Psychological suspense lovers will tear through this thriller” (Library Journal, starred review).

The Swallows

By Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 1984818244
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 400
  • File Pdf: the-swallows.pdf

Book Summary:

A teacher at a New England prep school ignites a gender war—with deadly consequences—in this dark and provocative novel by the bestselling author of The Passenger “Riveting . . . full of imagination and power.”—Caroline Kepnes, author of You and Providence NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEW YORK • WINNER OF THE ALA’S ALEX AWARD When Alexandra Witt joins the faculty at Stonebridge Academy, she’s hoping to put a painful past behind her. Then one of her creative writing assignments generates some disturbing responses from students. Before long, Alex is immersed in an investigation of the students atop the school’s social hierarchy—and their connection to something called the Darkroom. She soon inspires the girls who’ve started to question the school’s “boys will be boys” attitude and incites a resistance. But just as the movement is gaining momentum, Alex attracts the attention of an unknown enemy who knows a little too much about her—and what brought her to Stonebridge in the first place. Meanwhile, Gemma, a defiant senior, has been plotting her attack for years, waiting for the right moment. Shy loner Norman hates his role in the Darkroom, but can’t find the courage to fight back until he makes an unlikely alliance. And then there’s Finn Ford, an English teacher with a shady reputation, who keeps one eye on his literary ambitions and one on Ms. Witt. As the school’s secrets begin to trickle out, a boys-versus-girls skirmish turns into an all-out war, with deeply personal—and potentially fatal—consequences for everyone involved. Lisa Lutz’s blistering, timely tale of revenge and disruption shows us what can happen when silence wins out over decency for too long—and why the scariest threat of all might be the idea that sooner or later, girls will be girls. Praise for The Swallows “The Swallows is fast-moving, darkly humorous and at times shockingly vicious. The battle of the sexes within its pages couldn’t be more compelling. . . . Lutz delivers a frantic, morbidly funny story.”—BookPage “A decade before the #MeToo movement kicks off in full force, women are coming for the patriarchy in this big ol’ novel, ripe with idiosyncratic characterization and memorable scenes.”—Refinery29

Tamarack County

By William Kent Krueger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451645783
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 224
  • File Pdf: tamarack-county.pdf

Book Summary:

Cork O’Connor returns for “hold-your-breath suspense” (Booklist, starred review) in the thirteenth novel in the New York Times bestselling mystery series. During a blizzard one bitter winter night, just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural county road in Tamarack County. After days of fruitless searching, there is little hope that she’ll be found alive, if she’s found at all. Cork O’Connor, the ex-sheriff of Tamarack County, notices small things about the woman’s disappearance that disturb him. When the beloved pet dog of a friend is brutally killed and beheaded, he begins to see a startling pattern in these and other recent dark occurrences in the area. And after his own son is brutally attacked and nearly killed, Cork understands that someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County. At its center is a murder more than twenty years old, for which an innocent man may have been convicted. Cork remembers the case only too well. He was the deputy in charge of the investigation that sent the man to prison. With the darkest days of the year at hand, the storms of winter continue to isolate Tamarack County. Somewhere behind the blind of all that darkness and drifting snow, a vengeful force is at work. And Cork has only hours to stop it before his family and friends pay the ultimate price for the sins of others.

Mistakes I Made at Work

By Jessica Bacal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101632011
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 862
  • File Pdf: mistakes-i-made-at-work.pdf

Book Summary:

High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work—and how learning from them paved the way to success. Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year" In Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring 2014, Jessica Bacal interviews twenty-five successful women about their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields – from the arts to finance to tech – reveal that they’re more thoughtful, purposeful and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any. Interviewees include: Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild Anna Holmes, founding editor of Jezebel.com Kim Gordon, founding member of the band Sonic Youth Joanna Barsch, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of Tale for the Time Being And many more For readers of Lean In and #Girlboss, Mistakes I Made for Work is ideal for millenials just starting their careers, for women seeking to advance at work, or for anyone grappling with issues of perfectionism, and features fascinating and surprising anecdotes, as well as tips for readers.

Spellman Six

By Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451686684
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 273
  • File Pdf: spellman-six.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Last Word is Raymond Chandler meets Arrested Development. Zany, witty, and full of dark surprises, Lisa Lutz's novel is pure fun—and Izzy Spellman, PI, tops the list of 'Fictional Characters I'd Like to Meet for a Bourbon.'"—Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl The sixth installment of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling, Edgar- and Macavity-nominated and Alex Award-winning series by Lisa Lutz, finds our intrepid heroine of the series, Isabel Spellman, PI, at a crossroads. Izzy is used to being followed, extorted, and questioned—all occupational hazards of working at her family’s firm, Spellman Investigations. Her little sister, Rae, once tailed Izzy for weeks on end to discover the identity of Izzy’s boyfriend. Her mother, Olivia, once blackmailed Izzy with photo­graphic evidence of Prom Night 1994. It seemed that Spellman vigilance would dis­sipate after Izzy was fired for breaching client confidentiality, but then Izzy avenged her dismissal by staging a hostile takeover of the company. She should have known better than to think she could put such she­nanigans behind her. In The Last Word, Izzy’s troubles are just beginning. After her takeover of Spellman Investigations, her employees are the fur­thest thing from collegial...and Izzy finds herself struggling to pay the bills. But when she is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, the stakes become immense. If Izzy gets indicted, she could lose her PI license and the Spellman family’s livelihood, not to mention her own freedom. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI? The Last Word is, hands down, the most powerful book in the bestselling, award-nominated Spellman series.

Promise Me

By Harlan Coben
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101128607
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 193
  • File Pdf: promise-me.pdf

Book Summary:

The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger reveals the deadly consequences that can be born of the best intentions. As the school year winds down, Myron Bolitar is determined to help keep his friends’ children safe from the dangers of drinking and driving. So he makes two neighborhood girls promise him that if they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him. Several nights later, the call comes at two a.m. The next day, a girl is missing and Myron is the last person who saw her. Racing to find her before she’s gone forever, Myron must outrun his own troubled past and decide once and for all who he is and what he will stand up for...

Trap Line

By Carl Hiaasen,Bill Montalbano
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453210679
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 874
  • File Pdf: trap-line.pdf

Book Summary:

A Key West fishing captain takes on Florida’s drug lords in this “splendidly written” crime story coauthored by the #1 New York Times–bestselling novelist (The New York Times Book Review). Though he is one of Key West’s most skilled fishing captains, Breeze Albury barely ekes out a living on the meager earnings of his trade. Meanwhile, Cuban and Colombian drug smugglers thrive all around—and they have their sights set on Albury and his fishing boat. After the smugglers cut his three hundred trap lines and crush his livelihood, Albury is forced to run drugs to survive. But when he gets busted by the crooked chief of police and becomes a target of the drug machine’s brutal hit men, Albury becomes a vigilante on the seas of Florida, unleashing a fiery and relentless vengeance on the most dangerous criminals south of Miami. Along with Powder Burn and A Death in China, this is one of the early suspense thrillers written by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano, a writing team praised for their “fine flair for characters and settings” (Library Journal). Perfect for fans of the Doc Ford novels by Randy Wayne White, Trap Line is an action-packed preview of Hiaasen’s stellar Florida-set crime novels including Sick Puppy, Tourist Season, and Razor Girl.

Fragile

By Lisa Unger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 0307592340
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 271
  • File Pdf: fragile.pdf

Book Summary:

A thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger about the hunt for a missing girl and one community’s intricate yet fragile bonds. “[A] nail-biting nuanced whodunit.”—People Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place where neighbors keep an eye on one another’s kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten. As a child, Maggie found living under the microscope of small-town life stifling. But as a wife and mother, she has happily returned to The Hollows’s insular embrace. As a psychologist, her knowledge of family histories provides powerful insights into her patients’ lives. So when the girlfriend of her teenage son, Rick, disappears, Maggie’s intuitive gift proves useful to the case—and also dangerous. Eerie parallels soon emerge between Charlene’s disappearance and the abduction of another local girl that shook the community years ago when Maggie was a teenager. The investigation has her husband, Jones, the lead detective on the case, acting strangely. Rick, already a brooding teenager, becomes even more withdrawn. In a town where the past is always present, nobody is above suspicion, not even a son in the eyes of his father. As she tries to reassure him that Rick embodies his father in all of the important ways, Maggie realizes this might be exactly what Jones fears most. Determined to uncover the truth, Maggie pursues her own leads into Charlene’s disappearance and exposes a long-buried town secret—one that could destroy everything she holds dear.

Dangerous Girls

By R.L. Stine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061903043
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 959
  • File Pdf: dangerous-girls.pdf

Book Summary:

Destiny Weller and her twin sister, Livvy, return from their summer vacation with an overpowering thirst –– an inhuman desire to drink blood. Have they turned into vampires? How will they keep their horrifying secret from their family and friends? And can they find a way to become human again ... before it's too late?

Anonymous Sources

By Mary Louise Kelly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1476715564
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 627
  • File Pdf: anonymous-sources.pdf

Book Summary:

In this exciting and “fast-paced thriller that is hard to put down” (Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA), a young reporter must match wits with spies, assassins, and a terrorist sleeper cell that is targeting the very heart of American power. When Boston reporter Alexandra James is assigned to cover the death of Thom Carlyle, the son of a powerful Washington insider, she soon discovers the story is not as simple as it seems. The young man fell from the top of a Harvard bell tower, but did he jump…or was he pushed? Focused on what could be the story of a lifetime, Alex chases leads from Harvard Yard to the courtyards of Cambridge, England, from a clandestine rendezvous in London to the inside of a nuclear terrorist network. But when she goes to Washington, DC for a key interview that promises to tie everything together, Alex the hunter becomes Alex the hunted: an assassin is dispatched…her laptop disappears…her phone is tapped. And she begins to grasp that Thom Carlyle may have been killed to hide a terrifying conspiracy within the White House itself. NPR National Security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly has turned her own real-life reporting adventures into fiction with this stylish spy thriller that is “great fun, from beginning to end” (The Washington Post).

The Janissary Tree

By Jason Goodwin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Isbn : 1429934379
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 924
  • File Pdf: the-janissary-tree.pdf

Book Summary:

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL This first book in the Investigator Yashim series is a richly entertaining tale, full of exotic history and intrigue, introduces Investigator Yashim: In 1830s Istanbul, an extra-ordinary hero tackles an extraordinary plot that threatens to topple the Ottoman Empire It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the Sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Lastname, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. You see, Yashim is a eunuch. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother. And he introduces us to the Janissaries. For 400 years, they were the empire's elite soldiers, but they grew too powerful, and ten years ago, the Sultan had them crushed. Are the Janissaries staging a brutal comeback?

The Mighty Miss Malone

By Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Isbn : 0375897364
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 722
  • File Pdf: the-mighty-miss-malone.pdf

Book Summary:

In the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Bud, Not Buddy, Bud met a girl named Deza Malone in a Hooverville. This is her story. “We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie's beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone. “Witty and moving.” —The Wall Street Journal “The fluidity of the writing, the strong sense of place and time combined with well-drawn characters will captivate and delight. . . . a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “Curtis threads important bits of African-American history throughout the narrative. . . . Some readers will feel they are due a bit of happiness; others will be struck by how little has changed in 75 years for the nation’s have-nots.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

Baker Towers

By Jennifer Haigh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061738662
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 698
  • File Pdf: baker-towers.pdf

Book Summary:

Bakerton is a community of company houses and church festivals, of union squabbles and firemen's parades. Its neighborhoods include Little Italy, Swedetown, and Polish Hill. For its tight-knit citizens -- and the five children of the Novak family -- the 1940s will be a decade of excitement, tragedy, and stunning change. Baker Towers is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America's industrial past, and to the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. It is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill.

Dragon Bones

By Lisa See
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1588362701
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 151
  • File Pdf: dragon-bones.pdf

Book Summary:

When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death—or is it a murder?—David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China’s claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth. This artifact is not only an object of great monetary value but one that is emblematic of the very soul of China. Everyone—from the Chinese government, to a religious cult, to an unscrupulous American art collector—wants this relic, and some, it seems, may be willing to kill to get it. At stake in this investigation is control of China’s history and national pride, and even stability between China and the United States. The troubled Hulan must overcome her own fears of failure, while David tries desperately to break through the shell that has built up around his wife. As Hulan and David are enmeshed in international schemes for power and the turbulence of their own relationship, these hunters after the truth become the hunted—in a fast-driving narrative set against the backdrop of the building of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest and most expensive project China has undertaken since the Great Wall and the subject of great international debate. It is here, in the heart of the Three Gorges, that David and Hulan will battle their enemies and their own natures to see who will win China’s dragon bones. Dragon Bones combines ancient myth with contemporary anxieties concerning religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed—and gory murder.

Windigo Island

By William Kent Krueger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1476749256
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 898
  • File Pdf: windigo-island.pdf

Book Summary:

Cork O’Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in this riveting mystery from New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award–winning author William Kent Krueger. When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Such stories have been told by the Ojibwe people for generations, but they don’t explain how the girl and her friend, Mariah Arceneaux, disappeared a year ago. At the request of the Arceneaux family, private investigator Cork O’Connor takes on the case. But on the Bad Bluff reservation, nobody’s talking. Still, Cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. He learns that the old port city of Duluth is a modern-day center for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans. As the investigation deepens, so does the danger. Yet Cork holds tight to his higher purpose—his vow to find Mariah, an innocent fifteen-year-old girl whose family is desperate to get her back. With only the barest hope of saving her from men whose darkness rivals that of the legendary Windigo, Cork prepares for an epic battle that will determine whether it will be fear, or love, that truly conquers all.

A Brief History of Death

By W. M. Spellman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Isbn : 1780233051
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 453
  • File Pdf: a-brief-history-of-death.pdf

Book Summary:

As humans, death—its certainty, its inevitability—consumes us. We make it the subject of our literature, our art, our philosophy, and our religion. Our feelings and attitudes toward our mortality and its possible afterlives have evolved greatly from the early days of mankind. Collecting these views in this topical and instructive book, W. M. Spellman considers death and dying from every angle in the Western tradition, exploring how humans understand and come to terms with the end of life. Using the work of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists, Spellman examines how interpreting physical remains gives us insight into prehistoric perspectives on death. He traces how humans have died over the centuries, both in the causes of death and in the views of actions that lead to death. He spotlights the great philosophical and scientific traditions of the West, which did not believe in an afterlife or see the purpose of bereavement, while also casting new light on the major religious beliefs that emerged in the ancient world, particularly the centuries-long development of Christianity. He delves into three approaches to the meaning of death—the negation of life, continuity in another form, and agnosticism—from both religious and secular-scientific perspectives. Providing a deeper context for contemporary debates over end-of-life issues and the tension between longevity and quality of life, A Brief History of Death is an illuminating look at the complex ways humans face death and the dying.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

By Hunter S. Thompson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451691580
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 268
  • File Pdf: fear-and-loathing-on-the-campaign-trail-72.pdf

Book Summary:

From the legendary journalist and creator of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern’s 1972 presidential election. Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson’s searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency—from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon—is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson “the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism” (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written.

Agorafabulous!

By Sara Benincasa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062099078
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 930
  • File Pdf: agorafabulous.pdf

Book Summary:

“Sara Benincasa is one of the funniest writers I know—and I know a disturbing number of them. She is also one of the most honest.” —Sam Apple, author of American Parent and editor-in-chief of The Faster Times “Sara is extremely funny and should have many books out so we can all read them and laugh.” —Margaret Cho Comedian, writer, blogger, radio and podcast host, and YouTube sensation, Sara Benincasa bravely and outrageously brings us “Dispatches from My Bedroom” with Agorafabulous! One of the funniest and most poignant books ever written about a mental illness, Agorafabulous! is a hilarious, raw, and unforgettable account of how a terrified young woman, literally trapped by her own imagination, evolved into a (relatively) high-functioning professional smartass. Down to earth and seriously funny, Benincasa’s no-holds-barred revelations offer readers the politically incorrect hilarity they heartily crave, yet is so often missing from your typical, weepy, and redemptive personal memoir.

Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators

By Frank R. Spellman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 9781439818893
  • Pages : 362
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 371
  • File Pdf: spellman-s-standard-handbook-for-wastewater-operators.pdf

Book Summary:

Compact and practical, Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators: Volume III, Advanced Level, Second Edition rounds out the revision of this three-volume set. Together, these three volumes prepare operators to obtain licensure and operate wastewater treatment plants properly. This volume presents applied math and chemistry by way of real-world problems, covers equipment maintenance, and explains apparatus used in the laboratory and in the field. The third and final volume in the handbook features: Updated information on the latest technology Revised and restructured table of contents Updated problems, examples, and figures The three volumes are designed to build on each other, providing increasingly advanced information. For persons preparing for operator's licensing, this is critical, because wastewater treatment is a complex process. For licensed veteran operators, continuous review is also critical, because wastewater treatment is a dynamic, ever-changing field. Spellman's Standard Handbooks provide the vehicle for reaching these goals. Treating wastewater successfully demands technical expertise, experience, and a broad range of available technologies — an operator needs to be a generalist — as well as an appreciation and understanding of the fundamental environmental and health reasons for the process involved — an operator also needs to be a specialist. Filling its mission to enhance the understanding, awareness, and abilities of practicing and future operators, this volume provides the vehicle for the continuous learning and reviewing required by the evolving, dynamic, and complex process of water treatment.

Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators (3 Volume Set)

By Frank R. Spellman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1439818916
  • Pages : 1200
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 304
  • File Pdf: spellman-s-standard-handbook-for-wastewater-operators.pdf

Book Summary:

Hailed on first publication as a straightforward, practical, and to-the-point account of wastewater principles, practices, and operations for general readers, students, and wastewater operators in training and for all levels of operators at any level of licensure, Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators, Volumes I, II, and III almost

City Primeval

By Elmore Leonard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061832960
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 123
  • File Pdf: city-primeval.pdf

Book Summary:

“As gritty and hard-driving a thriller as you’ll find….The action never stops, the language sings and stings.” —Washington Post The City Primeval in Elmore Leonard’s relentlessly gripping classic noir is Detroit, the author’s much-maligned hometown and the setting for many of the Grand Master’s acclaimed crime novels. The “Alexander the Great of crime fiction” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) shines in these urban mean streets, setting up a downtown showdown between the psychopathic, thrill-killing “Oklahoma Wildman” and the dedicated city copy who’s determined to take him down. The creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of TV’s Justified fame, Elmore Leonard is the equal of any writer who has ever captivated readers with dark tales of heists, hijacks, double-crosses, and murder—John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker included—and nobody then or now is better.

Isabel Spellman's Guide to Etiquette

By Isabel Spellman,Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1476741417
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 924
  • File Pdf: isabel-spellman-s-guide-to-etiquette.pdf

Book Summary:

Ever wonder what Isabel thinks about such topics as: eating, email, dating, weddings, driving, umbrellas (and more)? Her behavioral manifesto: Isabel Spellman's Guide to Etiquette: What Is Wrong with You People will answer these and other common etiquette questions.

Silent Partner

By Jonathan Kellerman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0345463773
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 839
  • File Pdf: silent-partner.pdf

Book Summary:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past—Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that she desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide. “A complex and haunting story of tangled personalities, deeply buried family secrets, and of violence lying thinly under the surface . . . hits the reader right between the eyes.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of Sharon’s life—a journey that will take him through the pleasure palaces of California’s ultrarich, into the alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway.

Groucho Marx, King of the Jungle

By Ron Goulart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Isbn : 1429924349
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 545
  • File Pdf: groucho-marx-king-of-the-jungle.pdf

Book Summary:

Frank Denby and Groucho Marx arrive on the set of the new Ty-Gor film, a Tarzan knockoff, expecting to have Groucho do his humorous walk-on. What they find is that Randy Spellman, the star of the picture, has been murdered. Frank's wife, Jane, is only a few weeks away from having their baby and the amateur detective team has promised to lay off on the sleuthing. But when a stuntwoman who has gone missing is suspected of the murder, Jane insists they take up the case to clear the young woman's name. In addition to being a horrible actor, Spellman was a womanizer and a blackmailer. Many people had reason to dislike him, or even kill him, and the investigation leads Frank and Groucho through the glamour and seediness of 1940s Hollywood, Groucho signing autographs all the while. In this latest installment of the series, Ron Goulart is at the top of his game, reminding readers there's no business like show business, except when this charming team is wearing its gumshoes.

Lisa Lutz Spellman Series E-Book Box Set

By Lisa Lutz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451659369
  • Pages : 1000
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 116
  • File Pdf: lisa-lutz-spellman-series-e-book-box-set.pdf

Book Summary:

Catch up with the first four books in the New York Times bestselling series by Lisa Lutz, featuring the fearless private investigator Izzy Spellman and her quirky, yet endearing, family of sleuths. This e-book box set features the first four books in Lisa Lutz’s bestselling Spellman series, including: · The Spellman Files: Meet the Spellmans: a family of sleuths for whom eavesdropping is a mandatory skill, locks are meant to be picked, past missteps are never forgotten, and blackmail is the preferred form of communication. The gunshot that set off the race of irresistible and hilarious novels in the Spellman series—The wisecracking Spellmans truly put the "fun" in dysfunctional. · Curse of the Spellmans: The knockout sequel to The Spellman Files features the same lovable family chaos—and even more bizarre twists and turns—as Izzy undertakes some recreational surveillance of her own. Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2008. · Revenge of the Spellmans: Third in the critically acclaimed series, Revenge of the Spellmans gives us another dose of smart-ass antics and a gut-busting glimpse into the Spellman world. This time, Izzy is not only on the case, but also on the couch—in court-ordered therapy. While Izzy decides whether she wants to stay in the family business, she tends bar and takes on the case of Ernie Black's not very suspicious wife. · The Spellmans Strike Again: The fourth Spellman novel is packed with the most family drama yet. Izzy finally agrees to take over the family business, and the transition is not a smooth one. This book proves beyond a reasonable doubt that no matter how much Isabel shrinks her head, she will never be able to follow Rule #1: Act Normal.

The Greek Coins Affair

By Rick Adelmann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 1649140045
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 230
  • File Pdf: the-greek-coins-affair.pdf

Book Summary:

“Mallory and Garth are destined to become icons in the jazz age, historical mystery genre. They are private investigators with flair!” –Connie Shelton, USA Today bestselling author A fortune in stolen antiquities, a bag of loose diamonds, and two dead men. It’s bitter cold in February, 1918, when Pinkerton detective Sherwood Garth is assigned to team up with Major James Mallory. Their job is to ferret out the missing diamonds, but when the trail leads directly to a dead body in an abandoned barn, the two men join with the Cleveland Police Department to solve both the murder and the question of the gems. They discover no shortage of suspects. The dead man, Henry Spellman, seemed disliked by family and colleagues alike. Could the killer be one of the adventurer’s traveling companions? Or perhaps one of Spellman’s own sisters or a member of the household staff is behind his death? And then there’s Henry’s flapper girlfriend, who is maybe a little too chummy with other men. Nearly everyone, it seems, has a motive and most had the means to carry out the crime. The search takes the two detectives into the local jazz clubs, where Garth seems at home and Mallory sees a whole new world beyond his Army experience. It’s truly a by-the-book whodunit using the Pinkerton man’s keen skills of observation and the military officer’s pure brawn. When they put the clues together, the revelations come as a surprise to all. Perfect for fans of classic detective stories from Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle.

人生本來就塗塗改改

By 潔西卡.巴克爾(Jessica Bacal)
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Common Wealth Magazine Ltd
  • Isbn : 9863982377
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 575
  • File Pdf: 人生本來就塗塗改改.pdf

Book Summary:

成功無法複製,但錯誤可以學習。 即使當下無法挽回的大錯,也是認清弱點、扭轉方向的起點。 25個各領域典範的坦白分享,看到從錯誤成長、繼續前進的方法。 每個人無可避免都會犯下看似無法彌補的錯誤。説話太過直白,以致差點丟了工作;選錯行業發揮不出實力,開始懷疑自身潛力;首次主持重要會議,卻因臨場緊張腦袋一片空白,在大家面前出糗等。我們該如何面對這些失誤?錯誤發生後,又該如何克服心理障礙、繼續進步? 犯錯是讓人難過、甚至非常難堪,但是犯錯並不是失敗。這說來容易,但要做到,很不容易。 大家都談成功,但是鮮少人願意公開自己犯的錯誤、如何走出錯誤在腦中揮之不去的陰影。 本書作者是美國史密斯學院主任潔西卡‧巴克爾,史密斯學院是美國歷史悠久的七姊妹聯盟名校之一,曾培養出兩位美國第一夫人、名詩人普拉絲等傑出人士,物理學家吳健雄也曾在史密斯任教。 巴克爾身為史密斯的職涯中心主任,每天接觸各界最優秀的典範人物,她從多年的教學與職場經驗中發現,最傑出的精英也都會犯錯,成功的關鍵並非零失敗,而是能將錯誤化為成長的能力。 因此,我們不應只局限在成功經驗,而忽略了省思自己曾經從犯錯中走出來的珍貴教訓。 她蒐集了金融顧問、科學研究、醫療前線、教育文化等領域中「從錯中學」而尋得人生前進動力的25個真實故事,包含暢銷書《那時候,我只剩下勇敢》(Wild)作者雪柔‧史翠德、難民之家創辦人露瑪‧穆夫雷,以及最成功的出版業人士社交網站創辦人蘿拉‧陶比等。 他們坦白真實的分享職場上各種難過的關卡,讓讀者看到如何定義自己的價值、如何拒絕讓錯誤成爲絆腳石、如何化失為得。 不論你是搞不清楚分寸的新鮮人、有無法開口拒絕的困擾、老是懷疑自己是否適任、還是心理有一塊受挫的陰影揮之不去,你都可以從這本書看到其他人是如何走過的經驗,給自己繼續前進的動力。 【短文節選】 「先不用煩惱世界需要什麼,先思考做什麼事會讓你整個人「活過來」。因為世界需要的,是這樣充滿生氣、認真活著的人。」──哈佛法學院首位取得終身教職的非裔法律學者 龔尼爾 「年輕孩子會害怕「活錯人生」,所以不願意踏出任何一步、做出選擇,這樣或許才是最錯誤的選擇。」 ──麥肯錫榮譽董事 巴許 「從小我就很怕別人覺得我不夠聰明,但長大後發現,要變成自己想成為的人,必須要放掉時時刻刻希望得到別人肯定的執著。」──史丹福大學心理學家 杜維克 「聽別人給你的評語是世界上最恐怖的事,但它也是唯一讓你變得更好的機會。」──《那時候,我只剩下勇敢》作者 史翠德 「不用逼自己當那個什麼都會、什麼都懂的模範生。只要說:「我不知道,但我會想辦法找出答案!」」 ──內科名醫、紐約大學教授 歐芙麗 名人推薦 《出版者周刊》(Publishers Weekly)十大商業書 《快公司雜誌》(Fast Company)年度必讀十本書 《紐約時報》:「這本書就像是累了一天後,等著你回家的熱水澡。」 《富比士雜誌》:「耀眼的一本書,打破一成不變、僵化無感的職涯建議。」 《ELLE雜誌》:「幽默又充滿人性,還有諸多得來不易的職涯心得分享。」 《赫芬頓郵報》創辦人雅莉安娜.赫芬頓(Arianna Huffington) 暢銷作家凱蒂.韓納爾(Cathi Hanauer) 振奮推薦 本書深具洞見,提醒了我們:失敗並非成功的反面,而是邁向成功的踏腳石。──雅莉安娜.赫芬頓(Arianna Huffington)《赫芬頓郵報》(Huffington Post)創辦人 本書不僅有無數生動有趣的故事,也充滿寶貴的智慧與忠告。──凱蒂.韓納爾(Cathi Hanauer)《揮別》(Gone)一書作者,