Sunbaked

Author: Junie Coffey
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781477823934
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Thirty-six-year-old Nina Spark has done something crazy. After knocking back a night’s worth of wine, she’s bought a house in the Caribbean. Off the Internet. At 2:00 a.m. Committing to the most impulsive decision she’s ever made, Nina leaves her cheating ex-husband behind, puts her teaching career in New York on hold, and moves to Pineapple Cay—a land of white sand, cloudless skies, and turquoise waters. Her new life is off to a lovely start: she’s got a private beach, a handsome neighbor, and a cushy travel-writing assignment. Even Barry Bassett, a greedy land developer eager to push her out to make way for condos, can’t darken her sunny new outlook. But when Barry’s wife goes missing, along with a priceless jeweled necklace, Nina finds herself at the center of the island’s biggest whodunit. With her quirky but fiercely loyal new friends, Nina is determined to solve the mystery—so both she and Pineapple Cay can get back to easy living. Revised edition: This edition of Sunbaked includes editorial revisions.

Beachbound

Author: Junie Coffey
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781542046459
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Organizing a conference for Professor Philip Putzel isn't high on Nina Spark's to-do list. All she wants is to enjoy the sun and sand at her new home on Pineapple Cay, hopefully with handsome fishing guide Ted Matthews by her side. But saying no to Philip isn't easy, especially after a mysterious assailant tried to kill him following his delivery of a scathing keynote address. Sure, her arrogant former boss has a history of run-ins with everyone--Nina included--but expecting to find a real suspect in a banquet hall full of dull, book-toting academics? They're more likely to kill a good joke than a fellow colleague. When Nina is questioned, her curiosity about whodunit leads her to investigate on her own, despite her promise to police chief Blue Roker. Now Nina and her friends Pansy and Danish are combing the beaches for clues. And they'd better act fast, because someone out there is still planning to make good on a killer grudge.

Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers

Author: Lee Server
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109121
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Provides an introduction to American pulp fiction during the twentieth century with brief author biographies and lists of their works.

Digital Delirium

Author: Arthur Kroker
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312172374
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Digital Delirium is a manifest against the right-wing politics of cyberlibertarianism and for rewiring the question of ethics to digital reality. Bringing together the most creative minds of the digital generation, it explores what is lost and what is gained by being digital.

Ten Days in Paradise

Author: Linda Abbott
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692345504
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Vacationing on beautiful Sanibel Island off Florida's Gulf Coast, Ellen Bennett has never felt so guilty-or more alive. This wasn't the way things were supposed to turn out. The 45-year-old successful career woman, wife and mother traveled to the island paradise for solitude and a much-needed break from her family. But a chance encounter with a fellow traveler sparks a powerful attraction, forcing Ellen to make a decision that could change her life forever. Against an idyllic backdrop of white sand beaches, azure waters and lush palms, Ellen struggles to subdue a firestorm of emotions. David, the father of three young children, confronts the fault lines in his own marriage that lead to a stunning revelation. Their relationship unfolds as David's family gathers on Sanibel to celebrate his parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Tensions are running high. David's mother is worried about her husband's strange behavior and inexplicable memory lapses. His sisters, Julia, an over-achieving corporate exec, and Maggie, a hard-partying renegade who just announced she's gay and leaving her husband, haven't spoken for months. On the island, a small congregation battles to save a beloved seaside chapel to make room for a lavish oceanfront mansion. Ellen takes up the cause when she meets 76-year-old Liz Taylor, a vivacious widow with a sparkling wit and a secret passion of her own. A compelling and heartfelt novel, Ten Days In Paradise masterfully explores the inner landscapes of marriage and family relationships.

Chronicles of the Wizard detective

Author: J. B. Markes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544139029
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The Archseer has been murdered, leaving the Academy Magus-the world's foremost center of magical learning-leaderless. It's not that Isabel doesn't care; she just has her own problems to deal with right now. Being slowly ripped apart from the inside by the very spells she casts, she's running out of options. Enter Gustobald Pitch, expert necromancer and self-styled wizard-detective. Shunned by the good wizards of the academy, he will need Isabel's help if he is to uncover the plot, avenge the Archseer's death, and remember exactly where he left his smoking pipe. Necrospect is a light-hearted dark fantasy with just the right amount of quirk. So grab your wands and get ready! Dead men do tell tales.

Camino Beach

Author: Amanda Callendrier
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781477848524
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In this poignant debut loaded with humor, heartbreak, and Southern charm, old friends road-trip their way to solving a mystery and righting a long-ago wrong. Sarah Martin had every intention of skipping her high school reunion. Once a popular girl and valedictorian, she's now pushing forty, divorced, and running a small bookstore in Nashville--not exactly an impressive life. But Sarah's best friend, Kristen, won't take no for an answer, and she won't let them return to Briley High without Roxanne, the missing third in their senior-high trio. The beautiful and wild Roxanne--who listened to eighties rocker chicks, let anyone kiss her at parties, and dragged Sarah into plenty of trouble--disappeared just weeks before graduation. But Sarah's not so sure she wants to track her down. She knows Roxanne's departure was likely because of a betrayal--hers. Along with their pal Jack, Sarah and Kristen embark on a quest in a beat-up old El Camino, once the center of their spring-break dreams, in search of Roxanne. But the road ahead is full of surprises that will force the friends to confront their pasts and consider the paths they've chosen--and the ones still waiting to be explored.

Deep Economy

Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805076264
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An impassioned call for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives. In this manifesto, journalist McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes,"