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By Archer Mayor. 2012
Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation are alerted to a string of unrelated burglaries across… Vermont. Someone, in addition to flat screens, computers, and stereos, has also been stealing antiques and jewelry. Meanwhile, in Boston, an elderly woman surprises some thieves in her Beacon Hill home and is viciously murdered. The Boston police find that not only is the loot similar to what's being stolen in Vermont, but it may have the same destination. Word is out that someone powerful is purchasing these particular kinds of items in the "Paradise City" of Northampton, Massachusetts. Sequel to "Tag man", followed by "Three can keep a secret". 2012.
By Alison Weir. 2012
The year is 1562. Lady Catherine Grey, cousin of Elizabeth I, has just been arrested along with her husband Edward.… Their crime is to have secretly married and produced a child who might threaten the Queen's title. Alone in her chamber at the Tower of London, Catherine hears ghostly voices, echoes, she thinks, of a crime committed in the same room where she is imprisoned. Includes violence and sex. 2012.
By Frances Fyfield. 1994
Crown Prosecutor Helen West, feeling frustrated and angry, decides that her life needs brightening up. Where better to start than… her home and who better to help her than Cath, her newly acquired cleaning lady? Cath is a treasure and her life could do with brightening too; she is mourning the death of her brother and is also ensconced in a less-than-perfect marriage. Helen turns a blind eye to Cath's unhappiness until, as the paths of her professional and private lives collide, she becomes a witness to the destructive forces of love and guilt and finds herself applying her own version of justice. 1994.
By Carl Sagan, S. W Hawking. 1988
The author answers the question, "How can an expanding universe follow unchanging laws of nature?" The relativity theory not only… allows, but requires, a Big Bang. Written in layman's terms, the book explains the nature, origin, evolution and fate of our universe. Bestseller 1988.
By Robert Gibbs, Margaret Laurence. 1974
Portrays the life and people of a small Manitoba town during the Depression. They are seen through the eyes of… Vanessa MaCleod, sometimes as a child, sometimes retrospectively as a grown woman. (New Canadian Library ; No. 96) 1974.
By Ann Ireland. 1985
As young girls, Jean and Colette are infatuated with Mr. Takahashi, the pianist who lives next door. The enchantment lingers… long after he moves away. When they meet him again years later, Jean feels betrayed by Colette's actions. Winner of the 1985 Seal First Novel Award. Some descriptions of sex. c1985.
By Connie Gault. 2015
In a drought-ridden Saskatchewan of the 1930s, self-possessed, enigmatic Elena Huhtala finds herself living alone, a young Finnish woman in… a community of Swedes in the small village of Trevna. Her mother has been dead for many years, and her father, burdened by the hardships of drought, has disappeared, and the eighteen-year-old is an object of pity and charity in her community. But when a stranger shows up at a country dance, Elena needs only one look and one dance before jumping into his Lincoln Roadster, leaving the town and its shocked inhabitants behind. 2015.
By Laurence Gough. 2003
Harvey has just been released from prison and his wife is already planning the next robbery -- with another man.… What he and his wife don't know is that the other man has a nasty surprise planned for them. Meanwhile, the husband-and-wife team of Homicide detectives on the case have some major adjustments of their own to make. Some descriptions of violence. Sequel to "Funny money". 2003.
By Shirley Faessler. 1988
The first six stories, full of warmth and nostalgic humour, feature an extended Russian Jewish family living in Toronto. In… "Henye", twin brothers who began life in the New World as fish pedlars become bootleggers during Prohibition. The last three stories recreate the gossipy world of middle-aged ladies playing endless games of medium-stake poker. c1988.
By Robertson Davies, Ramsay Derry, Jennifer Surridge. 2015
Robertson Davies had a remarkable literary career that extended through the entire second half of the twentieth century. His rather… magisterial presence hid well the mixture of ambition, anxieties, and insecurities, and often conflicting perceptions and emotions, that all bubbled furiously within and that are recorded in the diaries. Chronicles his time as editor of the Peterborough Examiner, his role as the founding master of Massey College, and most of all his life as a writer, from the failure of a play in New York to the beginnings of an idea for a novel that would become "Fifth Business". 2015. Uniform title: Diaries.
Joanne Kilbourn, the Regina-based professor, single mother, and sleuth, is forced to relive the pain of her husband's untimely death… when his murderer, Kevin Tarpley, is himself killed in prison. Soon after, she finds herself the prime suspect in the murder of Tarpley's wife. In order to prove her innocence, Kilbourn probes the past of the prisoner, her politician husband, and her friends. c1994.
By James Scott Bell. 2004
Journeying aboard an ocean liner with her new husband, Kit Shannon is contacted by a desperate woman who fears something… terrible is about to happen to her. Sequel to "A higher justice". 2004.
By Lillian Beckwith. 2002
Kirsty MacDonald is a crofter on the idyllic Westisle in the Hebrides; her son attends school on the mainland. Being… separated from him is a wrench for Kirsty, already twice widowed. As autumn arrives she is kept busy preparing for the winter and finds herself fully involved in the lives of her fellow islanders, but it is the appearance of a Canadian and his daughter that causes the biggest waves in the small community. Sequel to "An island apart". c2002.
By John Naughton. 2000
The author weaves together scientific accounts and personal anecdotes to give a view of the origins of the Internet. He… argues that it is one of the twentieth century's greatest inventions. 2000.
By Peter Straub. 2010
Madison, Wisconsin. Several teens follow a charismatic occult leader into a meadow, where a ceremony goes horrifically wrong. Decades later,… the friends' once-bright futures have fallen apart. Novelist Lee Harwell, a participant's husband, probes their past, forcing them to confront a shared evil. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.
By Ian Rankin. 2009
Gravy worked in the graveyard - hence the name. He was having a normal day until his friend Benjy turned… up in a car Gravy didn't recognise. Benjy had a bullet hole in his chest, but lived just long enough to ask Gravy to hide him and look after his gun. Gravy's not too bright but he wants to help his friend. So Gravy finds himself caught up in the middle of a robbery gone wrong, a woman who witnessed a murder, and some very unpleasant men who will do anything to get back the money Benjy stole. 2009.
By Susanna Gregory. 1997
Cambridge, 1392. Matthew Bartholomew, physician to Michaelhouse College, is called to examine some mysterious bones found in the King's Ditch.… Next day he is called to the Ditch again: a student has been found dead there. Meanwhile, there is unrest in the town, and the strange disappearance of Dominica, former lover of the dead student and daughter of Waterstone, the well-known Principal of a Cambridge student hostel. Are these events connected? c1997.
By Susanna Gregory. 1998
1353. The opening of a new and very well-endowed college at Cambridge has created petty in-fighting amongst the academics, and… dangerous tensions between the town, Church and University. There is a fever outbreak amongst the poorer townspeople, and the country is not yet fully recovered from the aftermath of the plague. Then a bottle of poisoned wine kills a student. The second victim is Dittone, the deputy master of the new college, but there seems no connection between him and the student. Physician Matthew Bartholomew must establish the facts before relations between town and gown spiral out of control. Sequel to “A bone of contention”, followed by "A wicked deed”. 1999, c1998.
By Cassandra Eason. 2001
This text introduces the reader to the enchanting world of these beautiful and powerful creatures. From wood nymphs to Lorelei,… goblins to pixies, Eason explores fascinating fairy myths and legends from around the world, and shows you how to unlock fairy energy and magic for yourself. 2001.
By Cassandra Eason. 1999
Have you ever touched wood for luck or owned a lucky charm? This text discusses how you can change your… life by tuning into the magic of plants, flowers and essential oils, or harnessing the energy of the sun, moon and the seasons, in order to attract love or improve family relationships and encourage good health and prosperity. 1999.