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A carrion death introducing Detective Kubu by Stanley, Michael.

A carrion death introducing Detective Kubu

Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour-no body, no case.But when Kalahari game rangers stumble on a human corpse midmeal, it turns out the murder wasn't perfect after all. Enough evidence is left to suggest foul play. Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department is assigned to the case.The detective's personality and physique match his moniker. The nickname "Kubu" is Setswana for "hippopotamus"-a seem

Sep 26, 2014
A cast-off coven by Blackwell, Juliet.

A cast-off coven

Students are spooked at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts, and Lily is called in to search for possible paranormal activity. In return she's been promised a trunkful of Victorian-era clothes recently discovered in a school storage closet.But Lily finds something else: the body of a wealthy patron of the school. In between running the store and seeing her new boyfriend, Max-a "mythbuster" who is uncomfortable with her witchcraft-she uses her sleuthing skills to try to solve the murder. Soon L

Sep 26, 2014
A century of immigration 1820-1924 by Collier, Christopher, 1930-

A century of immigration 1820-1924

History is dramatic-and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation. A Century of Immigration reviews the century

Sep 26, 2014
A chance in the world an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home by Pemberton, Steve, 1967 June 15-

A chance in the world an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home

"Home is the place where our life stories begin. It is where we are understood, embraced, and accepted. It is a sanctuary of safety and security, a place to which we can always return. Down in the dank basement, amid my moldy, hoarded food and worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it." Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a c

Sep 26, 2014
A change of gravity by Higgins, George V., 1939-1999.

A change of gravity

For court clerk Ambrose Merrion, life was about people taking care of one another. For Danny Hilliard, politics was a matter of acquiring the power to make sure that society did just that. With Merrion shrewdly managing Hilliard's campaigns as a rising politician, the two friends made an excellent team. But trouble starts brewing when Merrion unexpectedly inherits ill-gotten gains from a corrupt predecessor, enabling him to indulge with Danny in the finer luxuries. To Merrion's dismay, Hilliard

Sep 26, 2014
A child of fortune [a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights] by St. John, Jeffrey.

A child of fortune [a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights]

In this exciting audio production, prize-winning journalist and historian Jeffrey St. John simulates day-by-day reportage to make you a first-hand witness to the 1787-1788 political battle to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Discover how close both sides of the debate came to resorting to violence and rigged elections and witness Patrick Henry's challenge to a pistol duel at the Virginia convention. Observe the Constitution's sanction of slavery and the delegate revolts it produced, Massachusetts G

Sep 26, 2014
A child's day out by Sheldon, Mary, 1955-

A child's day out

Children will enjoy hearing Betty White, the popular television personality, narrate these seven stories for a whole week of adventures. The stories in this collection will take children on seven enjoyably entertaining outings with the delightful Betty White as their companion. Included here are: "Day at the Aquarium," "Day at the Farm," "Day at the Library," "Day at the Zoo," "Day at Santa's Workshop," "Day at the City," and "Day with Dad at the County Fair."

Sep 26, 2014
A children's listening library fables, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, poetry and short stories. by

A children's listening library fables, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, poetry and short stories.

Enjoy a timeless collection of children's fables, fairy tales, and stories. A Children's Listening Library: Volume 1 includes: Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes, Selections from the Tales of Beatrix Potter, Beauty & the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" by Peter Christen Asbj?rnsen and J?rgen Moe, Cinderella based on Charles Perrault's version, "The Frog Prince" and "Rumplestiltskin" by The Brothers Grimm, "The Land of the Blue Flower" by Frances Hodgs

Sep 26, 2014
A Christmas carol a radio play based on Charles Dickens' classic short story by Salk, Shane.

A Christmas carol a radio play based on Charles Dickens' classic short story

This is a full-cast recording of Charles Dickens' classic holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, the tale of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge. It is Christmas Eve, and the air outside is as cold as Scrooge's heart. Come nightfall, Scrooge receives three visitors: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Each spirit takes him on a hair-raising journey through time, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit-and even Scrooge's painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge's heart be opened?

Sep 26, 2014
A Christmas carol by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

A Christmas carol

Marley was dead, to begin with...' And yet, he manages to visit his old partner, the miser Ebenezer Scrooge, and send him on a journey, led by three ghosts. First to his own past, where he sees again the love he spurned, then to the present, where he sees those around him going about their holiday preparations, and then into his own future, to see his just reward. It will warm your heart with favorite memories, and remind you how the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love.

Sep 26, 2014
A Christmas carol by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

A Christmas carol

A Christmas Carol is the best-known and best-loved of Dickens' 'Christmas Books', and the story of the miser Scrooge's redemption has become as much part of the Christmas tradition as plum pudding and carols themselves. Will Tiny Tim live to see another Christmas? Can Scrooge recover his humanity and learn to love the fellow men he seems to despise? Dickens will make you laugh and make you cry as you follow Scrooge's supernatural adventures on Christmas Eve.

Sep 26, 2014
A Christmas carol [a radio play based on Charles Dickens' classic short story] by Salk, Shane.

A Christmas carol [a radio play based on Charles Dickens' classic short story]

"Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life--overnight! Many know the story but few have experienced the marvel of the book

Sep 26, 2014
A civil campaign by Bujold, Lois McMaster.

A civil campaign

Lord Miles Vorkosigan has a problem that all his new power can't solve: unrequited love for the beautiful Ekaterin. But Miles knows that if a frontal assault won't do, he has a cunning plan, which, of course, has to be worked out in between District succession scandals and plans for the Emperor's wedding.

Sep 26, 2014
A cold and lonely place by Henry, Sara J.

A cold and lonely place

Freelance writer Troy Chance is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body. Troy's assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who was the privileged son of a wealthy Connecticut family who had been playing at a blue collar life in this Adirondack village. And the deeper Troy digs into his life and mysterious death, the murkier things become. After the victim's sister com

Sep 26, 2014
A cold white sun by Delany, Vicki, 1951-

A cold white sun

It's the end of March, and Trafalgar, British Columbia, is preparing for the last influx of skiers for the season. Schools are closed for a week, with teachers, parents, and students preparing to relax at home or head out on vacation. But for Cathy Lindsay, the week of relaxation doesn't work out as planned when she is gunned down by a sniper on the hiking trail high above town, her small dog the only witness. Cathy Lindsay-a middle-aged, middle-class, small town resident, high school English te

Sep 26, 2014
A Colder War by Cumming, Charles.

A Colder War

Internationally acclaimed as "a premier writer of espionage thrillers" (USA Today), Charles Cumming is "among the most skillful spy novelists" (Washington Post) and "a worthy successor to the masters…like John le Carré and Len Deighton" (Chicago Sun-Times). Now, with A COLDER WAR, Cumming returns with MI6 agent Tom Kell (A Foreign Country), in a tour de force that will dazzle readers and critics alike. A top-ranking Iranian military official is blown up while trying to defect to the West. An i

Oct 2, 2014
A comedian dies by Brett, Simon.

A comedian dies

Charles Paris, middle-aged actor turned amateur sleuth, is vacationing at a small English seaside town. Irresistibly drawn to anything theatrical, Charles seeks entertainment at the local music hall and endures a series of not-so-wonderful vaudeville acts in the hope that the man given star billing will be worth watching. But when Bill Peaky comes on stage with his electric guitar and grasps the microphone, he instantly drops dead, apparently due to faulty wiring of the stage equipment. It looks

Sep 26, 2014
A commonwealth of thieves the improbable birth of australia by Keneally, Thomas.

A commonwealth of thieves the improbable birth of australia

It was 1786 when Arthur Phillip, an ambitious captain in the Royal Navy, was assigned the formidable task of organizing an expedition to Australia in order to establish a penal colony. The squalid and turbulent prisons of London were overflowing, and crime was on the rise. Even the hulks sifting at anchor in the Thames were packed with malcontent criminals and petty thieves. So the English government decided to undertake the unprecedented move of shipping off its convicts to a largely unexplored

Sep 26, 2014
A concise history of the Middle East by Goldschmidt, Arthur, 1938-

A concise history of the Middle East

The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, th

Sep 26, 2014
A confederacy of dunces by Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969.

A confederacy of dunces

A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once. So enters one of the most memorable characters in recent American fiction. The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pultizer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly: "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargan

Sep 26, 2014