Studs Tools and Fools

Author: Kathleen Hering
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781515222651
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Jack fell down and broke his crown . . ." Laura Howard didn't plan to take down a bank robber. Any more than she meant to subvert the police investigation following the bank heist . . . Now all she wants is to reclaim her quiet life as an interior decorator in Portland, Oregon. Right on cue, that peaceful existence explodes again when local TV newsmen broadcast the photo taken of Laura during the bank robbery. Is her life now in danger? Are the hate notes and home invasions related to her heroism at the bank? Is she responsible for the death of a local hero? Or, is something more sinister at play? Laura Howard and her pesky cat Louise return in Book 3 of the Designer Mystery series along with building contractor Russell Graham, zany Aunt Esther, and much of the Portland Oregon Police Bureau. This time it may take all of them to separate the skunks from the scoundrels in the police lineup.

Irish Chain

Author: Earlene Fowler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101500255
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Meet Benni Harper...a spirited ex-cowgirl, quilter, and folk-art expert who's staking out her own corner of the contemporary American West. She's got an eye for murderous designs--and a talent for piecing together the most complex and cold-blooded crimes. Benni's taking time from her job at the folk-art museum to sponsor a "senior prom" at San Celina's retirement home. During the dance, she's surprised to find herself waltzing with Clay O'Hara, the Colorado cowboy she had a crush on when she was seventeen. She's even more surprised when Clay's uncle and an elderly woman are found dead in one of the residents' rooms. Now Benni's trying to find a link between the two victims--and the common thread that bound them together in death...

Hammered Nailed and Screwed

Author: Kathleen Hering
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781475000764
Format: PDF, ePub
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Interior decorator Laura Howard is receiving messages from her husband on her telephone answering machine. It's his voice all right. But his ashes are in the urn on Laura's fireplace mantle. . .Now wealthy from her husband's life insurance benefits, Laura tries to put her life in order. She strains to keep her sense of humor and sanity as vandals destroy her car and burglars ransack her house. Is it the final straw when the new resident of the home she shared with her late husband is killed on the very designer tile Laura selected for the entryway?All this—plus mysterious and threatening messages from her cheating, lying, no-good husband—begins to push the ever-tasteful Laura to that tacky place known as despair.Oregon Detective Chris Pfeifer has everyone including Laura on his suspect list while Laura has everyone including Detective Pfeifer on her dinner date list. Between decorating gigs, Laura and her co-workers – a cantankerous retiree and a handsome young contractor – assist Detective Pfeifer as he unravels the truth behind the bizarre twists in Laura's life.

Scowler

Author: Daniel Kraus
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385743092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys--Mr. Furrington, Jesus Christ, and Scowler--to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.

The Art of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Twice Tempted by a Rogue

Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: Stud Club Trilogy
ISBN: 034551887X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Returning to his ancestral home on the moors of Devonshire after his good friend is murdered, Rhys St. Maur looks for salvation in the arms of a lovely innkeeper, who dares him to face his past.

Meow If It s Murder

Author: T.C. LoTempio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101638508
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First in a new series! Nora Charles doesn’t believe in fate, even if she is a crime reporter who shares a name with a character from The Thin Man. In fact, she’s moving back to Cruz, California, to have a quieter life. But after finding an online magazine eager for material, and a stray cat named Nick with a talent for detection, Nora’s not just reporting crimes again. She’s uncovering them… Back in her hometown, Nora reconnects with old friends and makes some new ones, like Nick, the charming feline who seems determined to be her cat. But not everything about Cruz is friendly. Writing for a local online magazine, Nora investigates the curious death of socialite Lola Grainger. Though it was deemed an accident, Nora suspects foul play. And it seems that her cat does too. Apparently, Nick used to belong to a P.I. who disappeared while investigating Lola Grainger’s death. The coincidence is spooky, but not as spooky as the clues Nick spells out for her with Scrabble letters—clues that lead her down an increasingly dangerous path. Whether fate put her on this case or not, solving it will take all of Nora’s wits, and maybe a few of Nick’s nine lives.

The Fortunate Pilgrim

Author: Mario Puzo
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345480705
Format: PDF, ePub
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FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GODFATHER - "A classic... The novel is lifted into literature by its highly charged language, its penetrating insights, and its mixture of tenderness and rage." - New York Times Book Review Described by the author as his "best and most literary book." Puzo's classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her family together in a strange land. At turns poignant, comic and violent, The Fortunate Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best. The book's hero, Lucia Santa, is an incredibly captivating character and based on Puzo's very own mother - he describes, "her wisdom, her ruthlessness, and her unconquerable love for her family and for life itself, qualities not valued in women at the time."

Sweeter With You

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1459296567
Format: PDF, Mobi
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery turns up the heat with this reader-favorite Fool’s Gold novella about food, finding yourself and falling in love; originally available only in the Fool’s Gold Cookbook, now available to be enjoyed as a standalone short story. Ana Raquel’s greatest passion is food: she’s a gifted chef with the experience to prove it. Armed with an Airstream trailer-turned-mobile-kitchen, she’s back in her hometown of Fool’s Gold, California, ready to make her dreams of running her own kitchen come true. There’s just one problem—one tall, dark-eyed, utterly exasperating problem: Greg Clary, her archnemesis. Greg has always one-upped her at everything. He even has a restaurant in Fool’s Gold that’s wildly successful. And when the mayor asks Ana to collaborate with Greg on a cookbook, she’s forced to confront her unresolved feelings for him. Ana can craft the most delicate soufflé, but can she navigate the desire of her own heart? A Fool's Gold series novella. Originally published in The Fool’s Gold Cookbook.

Devils hole

Author: Bill Branon
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780060177607
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Arthur Arthur, a professional killer, finds his icy control over his violent life threatened when he unexpectedly falls in love and tours his traumatic childhood in an effort to find answers. 50,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. BOMC Alt. Tour.