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Author : Geoffrey Teller
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A homeless man, Richard Starr, sees a terrified woman struggling in rain-swollen Black Creek. As he reaches to pull her ashore she suddenly sinks in the murky water. He dives into the creek but can't find her. Neither can the police. They dismiss his report as a hoax. Later, Richard learns that his friend, Joe Baker, had been attacked. Joe told a mutual acquaintance he was sleeping under a bridge when the unknown assailant struck. At the time, it was dark, and Joe was drunk and disoriented, so he couldn't tell what was going on, except that he was being dragged into the creek. The assailant broke off the attack and escaped into the water after Joe clobbered him with a baseball bat. Now, Joe is missing. That night, Richard is sitting under the bridge while a thunderstorm rages. During intermittent bursts of lightning, he sees a boy being attacked. He rushes to help the kid but finds no one at the scene of the attack. Seeking an explanation for the mysterious events, he follows clues left by the boy and discovers a bizarre world dominated by terrifying creatures, bent on inflicting unthinkable horrors on him and on Humankind.


Author : Mike Grinti
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In a contemporary fairytale as irresistible as catnip, one girl discovers that some magic cuts deep...Emma's sister is missing. Her parents have spent all their savings on the search. And now the family has no choice but to live in a ramshackle trailer park on the edge of the forst, next door to down-and-out harpies, hags, and trolls. Emma wonders if she'll ever see Helena, and if she'll ever feel happy, again.Then she makes a friend.A smooth-talking, dirty-furred cat named Jack. He's got a razor-sharp plan to rescue Emma's sister. He just wants one small favor in return...


Author : Ozzie Cheek
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Enter the deadly safari and hunt down a blood-thirsty killer! When twenty-three lions, tigers, and ligers—a giant hybrid cat—appear in rural Idaho, town officials decide to hold the first safari in America. Only police chief Jackson Hobbs, a man haunted by loss and tragedy, and Katy Osborne, a talented hunting guide, seem to realize the potential danger of this situation. With the town desperate for money, the mayor, who also happens to be Jackson’s ex-wife, and her boyfriend are adamant that the Idaho Lion Hunt go forward even after people are killed. As the death toll rises and his own family is put at risk, Jackson must cope with a town doubled in population, the activity of a local antigovernment militia, a willful teenage daughter, an animal rescue group, a missing young boy, a dead state trooper, and Katy’s desire to save a rare liger named Kali. Betrayal blossoms alongside romance as Jackson gets closer and closer to discovering the identity of those who engineered this predator panic.

Santa Claws

Author : Patrick M. Ohana
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Moses, the main character of Santa Claws, discovers sex and the verity of Freud's insight, finds out about death and the cruelty of consciousness, loses his mind and realizes that desperation is clawed, accepts the fact that we are all going to die and that life is short. Using hard-nosed, funny, succinct narrative, spangled with epigrammatic short stories, striving essays, contemplative poetry, playful plays and empirical studies, the novel intimates a singular Moses; one who does not rise to lead anybody—he practically despises everyone save Sophie and certain fury creatures—retreating inwards to fight the inevitable. Savvy readers will be interested by this novel; those not afraid to be shocked, mocked and challenged; those ready to be saddened and disappointed; those looking for some bemusement coupled with existential angst; those tired of fleeting romanticism and religious dogma.

What Has Claws

Author : Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
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This fun and informative series defines and illustrates the unique features of various animals. This book focuses on claws and highlights the animals that have claws. It also encourages creative thinking by asking readers to imagine what they would do if they had claws. The back matter includes a page showing images of additional animals, and a glossary. Colorful, engaging photos provide moderate support of text and assists with word recognition. This title strengthens reading and comprehension skills and strategies. It is designed for guided, shared and independent reading in the library, classroom and at home.

Flying Snakes and Griffin Claws

Author : Adrienne Mayor
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A treasury of astonishing mythic marvels—and the surprising truths behind them Adrienne Mayor is renowned for exploring the borders of history, science, archaeology, anthropology, and popular knowledge to find historical realities and scientific insights—glimmering, long-buried nuggets of truth—embedded in myth, legends, and folklore. Combing through ancient texts and obscure sources, she has spent decades prospecting for intriguing wonders and marvels, historical mysteries, diverting anecdotes, and hidden gems from ancient, medieval, and modern times. Flying Snakes and Griffin Claws is a treasury of fifty of her most amazing and amusing discoveries. The book explores such subjects as how mirages inspired legends of cities in the sky; the true identity of winged serpents in ancient Egypt; how ghost ships led to the discovery of the Gulf Stream; and the beauty secrets of ancient Amazons. Other pieces examine Arthur Conan Doyle’s sea serpent and Geronimo’s dragon; Flaubert’s obsession with ancient Carthage; ancient tattooing practices; and the strange relationship between wine goblets and women’s breasts since the times of Helen of Troy and Marie Antoinette. And there’s much, much more. Showcasing Mayor’s trademark passion not to demythologize myths, but to uncover the fascinating truths buried beneath them, Flying Snakes and Griffin Claws is a wonder cabinet of delightful curiosities.

Claws of Rage

Author : Anna Starobinets
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A crime wave in the Far Woods has Chief Badger and his assistant, Badgercat, investigating both Arctic Fox and a nefarious group of agitators, the Claws of Rage.

Santa s Claws

Author : Rose Bak
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This year Santa is getting a Christmas present…a brand new mate! Tony is transitioning back to civilian life after twenty years in the military and trying to figure out his next steps. When his mom signs him up to play Santa at Greysden's annual holiday festival, he's not happy about it. After so many years away from his family, he's lost his love of the holiday, and the last thing the grumpy wolf wants to do is spread Christmas cheer. Marissa just moved to town, looking for a fresh start to heal her broken heart. When a growly Santa tracks her down and says he's her fated mate, she wonders if he's got some kind of brain injury. Humans don't turn into wolves, right? Even crazier…falling in love with someone she just met. But is it real? Or just a Christmas romance? About the "Shifters for the Holidays" series: The shifter town of Greysden is gearing up for the holidays and some of its sexiest residents are finally finding their true mates. The road to love isn't easy, but with a little help from fate and some nosy small-town matchmakers, there's a guaranteed happily ever after. If you love short and steamy standalone romances with curvy women and growly shifter men who fall fast and hard, this is the holiday series for you. Download your copy of this instalove Christmas romance today!

Probable Claws

Author : Clea Simon
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When cats start getting sick, feline-loving freelance writer Theda Krakow suspects an accident is to blame. But her shelter-owning rocker buddy Violet claims the contaminated kibble was poisoned. When Theda starts looking at shelter politics, she finds a litter of suspects. The city shelter may be backing down from a healthy pet initiative, and a series of threatening letters suggests a darker motive. Old-fashioned jealousy may factor in as well. The pressure mounts as Theda's editor grabs onto the idea of a hot story - and dangles a prime job as bait. But how can Theda investigate when feelings, and felines, run so high? As the music scene rallies to raise funds to save the cats, Theda finds herself on the outs with both her friends and her long-time boyfriend Bill. And when she's caught at a murder scene, bloody scalpel in hand and only her beloved cat Musetta as a witness to what really happened, Theda must scramble to find the real killer before she and Musetta become the next victims.

The Case of the Cat s Claws

Author : Caitlind L. Alexander
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“I need your help. Are you guys open for business?” Brian asked “Sure,” Kendall said. “Let me just grab my sister. She’d kill me if I left her out of a case.” “OK,” Brian said. Kendall went over to the door that led to the house and opened it. “JAMIE,” he yelled inside. “WE”VE GOT A CASE!” “Coming,” came the response from inside. A moment later Jamie popped through the door. “Hi, Brian. What’s up?” she asked. “I need you guys to help me,” Brian responded. “Peter Markham is going to sell some cat’s teeth at three o’clock today. I’m thinking of starting a collection.” Peter Markham is known for being dishonest. Is this his latest scheme? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do. Similar to the old Encyclopedia Brown mysteries, these short mysteries give kids all the clues they need to solve the mystery, before revealing the answer on the last page, helping kids learn common sense and attention to detail. Ages 8 and up. believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books also work well as hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.