By Kate Carlisle
FIRST IN a brand new SERIES!
In the beach city of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, we all know the easiest guy for the activity is admittedly a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. yet whereas Shannon can do wonders with an influence drill and a bit elbow grease, she's approximately to find that a few difficulties aren't so simply fixed....
Shannon's home-renovation and service company is booming, yet her love lifestyles wishes paintings. On a blind date with actual property agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a couple of pliers to maintain Jerry from getting too fingers on. Shannon is worked up to place her rotten date at the back of her, but if Jerry's discovered useless in a run-down Victorian domestic that she's been employed to revive, the town's beautiful new police leader suspects that her threats can have laid the root for murder.
Determined to transparent her identify, Shannon conducts her personal investigation—with the aid of her 4 top buddies, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or , and a good-looking crime author who's simply moved to city. yet as they catch up with to prying out the murderer's id, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she'll need to nail down the truth—or turn out in everlasting foreclosure....
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Beautiful yet Dead
When Con Satterlee picked up the half-intoxicated blonde within the Bamboo Bar, Griselda used to be frustrated. while he- walked out with the blonde, leaving Griselda flat, she was once livid. She used to be anxious, too, returning by myself to the remoted, ramshackle seashore cottage. And this was once to were their moment honeymoon!
Con got here again damn a handful of shells which he acknowledged he had taken from the blonde's revolver. however the blonde didn't come again. The police came upon her corpse the following morning. after which Con used to be arrested. That left Griselda on my own, in the back of a door with a lock bent hairpin might open. particularly defenseless, she needed to face the sinister significant Pembrooke, who sought after anything from Con; attractive, mendacity Kathie; Dare, so very possessive so far as Con was once involved; and the debonair Kew, who was once reason on supporting Griselda, for egocentric reasons.
About classic Paperback Pulp Fiction:
A new revolution was once underway in the beginning of the Forties in America—a paperback revolution that may switch the best way publishers could produce and distribute books and the interpreting public could eat them. In 1939 a brand new publishing company—Pocket Books—stormed onto the scene with the booklet of its first paperbound publication. in contrast to hardback books, those pulp paperbacks have been reasonably cheap and on hand all over. the yank public couldn't get sufficient of them.
During the Nineteen Forties, mysteries and romances have been the new dealers. within the early Fifties, new pulp fiction subgenres emerged—science fiction, westerns, homosexual & lesbian fiction, juvenile antisocial and “sleaze”, for instance—that could tantalize readers with gritty, lifelike and lurid tales by no means visible ahead of. Publishers quickly got here to achieve that intercourse sells. In a aggressive frenzy for readers, they grew to become from ordinary "tasteful" conceal pictures to captivating covers that often featured a lovely lady in a few kind of undress, in addition to a suggestive tag line that promised tales of intercourse and violence in the covers. To at the present time, the pulp hide artwork of those classic paperback books is simply as wanted because the books themselves have been sixty years ago.
We are excited to make those impressive pulp fiction tales to be had in book layout to new generations of readers, as a brand new revolution—the book revolution—is in complete swing. we are hoping you'll get pleasure from this nostalgic glance again at a interval in American background while dames have been harmful, tough-guys have been lethal and dolls have been downright scrumptious.
From nationwide booklet Award finalist Deb Caletti comes an intensely gripping tale approximately love, loss, marriage, and secrets--perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Anna Quindlen. "One of the simplest books I've learn all 12 months. "--Barbara O'Neal, writer of The backyard of chuffed Endings"What do you're thinking that occurred in your husband, Mrs.
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among her newest "sure–fire" foray into the meals industry—video eating place reviews—and her drawback over boyfriend murder Detective Paavo Smith‘s depressed country, Angie Amalfi‘s plate is complete to overflowing. Paavo hasn't ever come to phrases with the truth that his mom deserted him whilst he used to be 4, leaving vehind merely an vintage brooch to recollect her by way of. but if the bauble vanishes, the jeweler who used to be repairing it truly is murdered, and Paavo‘s surrogate father is severely wounded by way of a would–be burglar, Paavo makes a decision it‘s time to find the reality approximately his errant parent‘s lifestyles and mysterious disappearance.
gourmand chef and keen sleuth Angie Smells a delectable secret cooking. yet what‘s effervescent during this pot is a deadly goulash of intrigues, betrayals, FBI deceptions, and murderous Russian mafia mayhem—an previous relatives recipe for catastrophe for Angie and her policeman beau.
Adrian Monk is feeling surprisingly chuffed those days-and he'd like his agoraphobic brother to consider an identical means. So he is taking Ambrose, opposed to his will, at the open highway in a motorhome. Little crimes pop up alongside the best way and Monk can't withstand getting concerned. Nor can he support sensing a development that finds the hand of a serial killer at paintings in this road to hell
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Each of the stories is different, as different as the authors and their backgrounds. A number of themes do come through in many of the contributions. For example, a number of the authors indicate, some explicitly, the value of tenure that permitted them to explore new or complicated issues that would not result in immediate results. Others describe the benefits of mentoring and of persistence and not being discouraged by initial failure. The specific methods used run the gamut from ethnographic (N = 1) studies to research on big (or biggish) data.