Fifty years ago, a glamorous Hollywood party ended in murder – the only clue a bloody Tarot card. Timothy North is trying to find out what happened that long ago summer’s night, but when a Tarot card turns up pinned to his front door, the only person Tim can turn to for help is his ex-lover, Detective Jack Brady.
Tom Jentz - Hilary Doyle - Kingtiger Heavy tank 1942-1945
As World War II entered its later stages and Germany was forced increasingly onto the defensive, the need for fast-moving mobile forces lessened and the Wehrmacht required better protected and more powerfully armed tanks. After debacles against the T-34, Hitler and the Panzerwaffe were determined not to be unprepared again. The result of this determination was the production of the heaviest and largest tank to see combat during World War II, the Tiger II or Konigstiger (Kingtiger). This title examines this formidable weapon, covering the problems and controversies surrounding its design and production as well as a detailed listing of every unit that was equipped with the Tiger II.
Donalyn Miller - Jeff Anderson - The Book Whisperer
Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.
J. D. (Nora Roberts) Robb - Imitation in Death
'As Lieutenant Eve Dallas stood over what had once been a woman, she wondered when she would see worse than this.' Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy. The worst murderers in history and a new madman's inspiration. In the lost hours of the night a man in a top hat and swirling cloak leaves horror in his wake and a note to Eve Dallas, signed simply: Jack. More murders follow and Eve quickly realises the killer's deadly game of imitation. But facing this calm and menacing presence, with a trail running through London, Paris and LA, Eve struggles to keep her focus. At a time when legend collides with brutal reality, Eve needs all her wits about her...
Christopher Pike - Thirst No. 1
Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive. Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life....
Roald Dahl - The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
The Reverend Lee is suffering from a rare and acutely embarrassing condition: Back-to-Front Dyslexia, a fictional type of dyslexia that causes the sufferer to say the most important word (often being the verb) in a sentence backwards, creating comedic situations. For example, instead of saying knits, he will say stink; god would be dog etc. It affects only his speech, and he doesn't realize he's doing it, but the parishioners of Nibbleswicke are shocked and confused by his seemingly outrageous comments. A cure is found (walking backwards everywhere for the rest of his life), and the mild-mannered vicar can resume normal service.
Peter Hogan - The Books of Magic #63
A long-unseen character from THE SANDMAN returns for this special issue, guest-written by Peter Hogan (THE DREAMING) with art by original THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series artist Gary Amaro. When young mage Tim Hunter is kidnapped by mystically-inclined gangsters, he learns of an ancient power operating at the heart of London's underworld.
Mary Calmes - Bulletproof
Jory Harcourt doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him—particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force. After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner. From there, it's only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal. Then, as if that situation weren't delicate enough, Jory's undercover lover shows up working for the smuggler. Between the men who want him and the men who just want him dead, Chicago is getting a little crowded for Jory, so on the advice of his brother, his boyfriend, and the FBI task force, he heads for Hawaii... where a serious accident threatens his quality of life. Can Sam and Jory keep the faith and prove that their relationship really is bulletproof?
William Lidwell - Kritina Holden - Jill Butler - Universal Principles of Design
Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work—until now. Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. From the "80/20” rule to chunking, from baby-face bias to Occam's razor, and from self-similarity to storytelling, every major design concept is defined and illustrated for readers to expand their knowledge. This landmark reference will become the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise.
Ismeretlen szerző - London A Z
Official product of London 2012. London's best selling street atlas, now has a dedicated section featuring the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, providing information on venues, events and transport, and a double-page map of the Olympic Park.
David Dosa - Making Rounds with Oscar
This is the incredible story of Oscar, an otherwise ordinary cat with an almost psychic sensitivity to human beings. As the resident cat of Steere House, an old people's nursing home, he knows before anyone else when people are at the end of their lives. His presence at a patient's bedside is an almost absolute indicator of their impending death, and allows staff members to notify families that the end is near. Oscar is a wonder to the doctors and nurses; he provides companionship to those who would otherwise die alone, and he gives comfort where others have failed. Dr David Dosa's account of Oscar and his patients is heartfelt, moving, sometimes even funny. Making the Rounds with Oscar allows readers into a world rarely seen from the outside.
Anja Drulovic - Tito's Cookbook
Mozemo zamisliti situaciju: godina 1944, blizi se kraj rata, samouvereni Staljin vec se oseca kao gospodar sveta koji ce se za koju godinu preobratiti u komunisticku planetu. Tito ce biti tek jedna od figura koju ce on, Josif Strasni, pomicati u toj zabavnoj igri. Kavijar i votka su zanosni, ali Tita ne moze impresionirati okruzenje, mocnik, ni alkohol, on igra svoju igru, a uloga figure ne dolazi u obzir. Da je bio malo usresredjeniji, Staljin bi to shvatio jos tada u rezidenciji u Bukurestu. Kad je shvatio, vec je bilo kasno. Tito je isplanirao niz poteza unapred na brojnim ruckovima i vecerama koje je priredjivao i na koje je rado odlazio. Kraljevi, sahovi, magnati, reziseri, glumice, niko, pa ni najvece svetske zvezde nisu sedeli za stolom sa Josipom Brozom a da ih nisu fascinirali njegova pojava i nastup. Tito, blestava scenografija, dobra hrana, vino, dizestiv i cigara na kraju - kakva mocna, zanosna, neodoljiva kombinacija. Naravno, svaki taj obrok je otisao pravo u istoriju, pa je i ovaj kuvar najintrigantnije gastronomsko stivo s kojim sam se susreo.
Lucy Dillon - The Ballroom Class
Angelica's running away again, whilst Katie and Russ are trying to save their marriage. Meanwhile, Lauren is dreaming of the perfect first dance at her wedding, even though her mum, Bridget, is terrified she'll never be able to afford it. As friendships are formed over the foxtrot at the evening dance classes they all attend, everyone starts to find themselves learning important lessons about life, love -- and everything in between. And perhaps the most important less is that you can never keep secrets from your dance partner ...
Sherry Thomas - Ravishing the Heiress
Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage--and then, only to beget an heir. After which, they will lead separate lives. It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing. Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband. Her husband, who has become her very best friend, but nothing more...Her husband, who plans to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful and newly widowed Isabella, as soon as he has honored the pact with his wife... As the hour they truly become husband-and-wife draws near, both Millie and Fitzhugh must face the truth in their hearts. Has their pact bred only a great friendship--or has it, without either of them quite noticing, given rise to a great love?
Ghislaine Wood - Art Nouveau and the Erotic
Draws on a wide array of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, jewelry, and other artworks from the collections of London's Victoria & Albert Museum to illuminate the sensuous, frequently erotic content of the Art Nouveau style.
Ismeretlen szerző - City Lit London
read all about it the world's most happening city Will Self - gets inside the head of a London cabby Jan Morris - flies in to Heathrow Monica Ali - smells the curry on Brick Lane Alan Bennett - gives us a ride in the Queen's carriage Xiaolu Guo - enjoys a greasy spoon café in Hackney Virginia Woolf - goes shopping in Oxford Street Sam Selvon - recalls the boat train arriving from Trinidad Dostoyevsky - strolls down the Haymarket Barbara Cartland - takes us to a West End ball ... and over sixty other extraordinary writers. The essential companion for everyone who loves London.
E. S. Turner - Amazing Grace - The Great Days of Dukes
Amazing Grace surveys the dukes of Great Britain in their prime, chiefly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In these pages will be found a Duke of Somerset who cut [pound]20,000 from a daughter's inheritance because she sat down while he slept; an heir to the Duke of Richmond who embarked on the Grand Tour within minutes of contracting a marriage of convenience - with a Georgette Heyer-like conclusion; and a Duke of Northumberland who defiantly assured a Coal Commission that he owned all the minerals in his lands right down to the centre of the earth, and that he was very happy with this arrangement. All noble life is in these eye-opening pages.
Tom Becker - Blackjack
Jonathan is shocked when he finds out his mother has been locked away in Darkside's most infamous madhouse, The Bedlam, for years - and he's determined to rescue her. But with the rotten borough's brutal new leader causing mass chaos, a mysterious stone wreaking havoc on all who possess it, and the wereman Carnegie nowhere to be found, will he be able to save his mum without losing everything else?
Fritjof Capra - Uncommon Wisdom
Fusing modern science and Eastern mysticism, Fritjof Capra took the intellectual world by storm with the publication of his hugely influential The Tao of Physics. Now, in Uncommon Wisdom, he charts the cultural, sceintific and philosophical landmarks behind that intellectual odyssey through his conversations with some quite remarkable people: with Werner Heisenberg he explodes the myths of atomic physics, and searches for spiritual freedom alongside J. Krishnamurti; he pinpoints the nature of mental illness with R.D. Laing, and of ecological principles with E.F. Schumacher and Hazel Henderson, while Indira Gandhi stimulates his understanding of feminism in traditional Indian society. All offer rich insight into the iltellectual and artistic environment which helped shape one of this century's most fascinating world views of political, economic and social harmony. Remarkable is the right word... it causes the reader to do some hard thinking on his own. Uncommon Wisdom is certainly worth reading - Frederick Pohl, New Scientist In the role of interpreter of the philosophy of physics today, Dr Capra has few equals. - John Gribben, Times Educational Supplement
Yasmine Galenorn - Courting Darkness
We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our powers go haywire at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah is a Death Maiden and werecat who belongs to the Autumn Lord. My sister Menolly is a vampire who's dating a gorgeous werepuma, and the godfather of the undead-set. And me? I'm Camille, Priestess of the Moon Mother, married to a dragon, a youkai, and a Svartan. But my dragon father-in-law has decided that he doesn't like having me for a member of the family... It's Winter Solstice, and Aeval welcomes me into her Court of Darkness. With Morio still dangerously weak from his injuries and Vanzir alive only thanks to my silence, the thought of training under Morgaine doesn't seem as daunting as it did. But then, Hyto returns to shatter my life. Captured and swept off to the Dragon Reaches, can I manage to stay alive long enough to escape, even as Smoky's father intends to break my spirit, then my body?
Martha Wells - Entanglement
When Dr. Rodney McKay unlocks an Ancient mystery on a distant moon, he discovers a terrifying threat to the Pegasus galaxy. Determined to disable the device before it's discovered by the Wraith, Colonel John Sheppard and his team navigate the treacherous ruins of an Ancient outpost. But attempts to destroy the technology are complicated by the arrival of a stranger.