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Help My Parents Think I m a Robot

Author : Andy Griffiths
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Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robot!: 10 JUST SHOCKING Stories.

Horrible Science Shocking Electricity

Author : Nick Arnold
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Shocking Electricity is packed with sizzling zap-fillied facts to electrify every reader. Children can find out about the scientist who gave electric shocks to his eyeballs, that lightning can strike you with heat five times hotter than the sun and much more! Redesigned in a bold, funky new look for the next generation of Horrible Science fans.

Shocking True Stories of Citizens Who Took the Law Into Their Own Hands

Author : Gary Provost
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AN EYE FOR AN EYE They are battered women, grieving parents, and burglarized homeowners who responded to criminal violence by taking the law into their own hands. Their cases have struck a deep chord in American society. Are they victims of a failing judicial system or criminals themselves? True crime writer Gary Provost examines the stories of ordinary citizens who have taken on the roles of judge, jury and — sometimes — executioner. Are their acts a higher form of justice...or merely revenge? You decide: * Bernhard Goetz, who shot four teenagers when they approached him on a subway train and demanded money * The young man who gunned down his own friend for killing his teenaged sister in a drunk-driving accident * The mother who risked her life to track down and apprehend her daughter's rapist * "Grambo," the Dallas grandmother who held a burglar at gunpoint for forty-five minutes while waiting for the police * The battered wife who hired a hit man to murder her husband after seventeen years of abuse Fascinating, penetrating, and chilling, Into Their Own Hands is a controversial and thought-provoking look at what's wrong with crime and punishment in America today and what happens when victims don't just get mad — they get even.

Helter Skelter Part Two of the Shocking Manson Murders

Author : Vincent Bugliosi
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Part Two: Meet the Killers. Twenty-four members of a hippie cult known as the Manson family, led by ex-con Charles Manson, are arrested in connection with the murder of a music teacher Gary Hinman, killed on the same night in Hollywood. Susan Atkins aka Crazy Sadie, is one of the imprisoned. Seemingly high and excited, she tells everyone in gruesome detail how they did it, and how they were going to unleash hell. She reveals that the Manson family were also involved in the Cielo Drive murders, the horrifying place Sharon Tate Polanski and her friends were bludgeoned to death.

A Shocking Request

Author : Colleen Faulkner
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NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS HAD GRANT EXPECTED THIS. His late wife, Ally, speaking on a memory videotape she'd left behind, was actually suggesting he start dating. "Date?" Grant thought aloud. "Who would I date? Who wants a widower who lives on a principal's salary and has three daughters?" Clearly anticipating his reaction, Ally said into the camera, "I know you're going to sit around for weeks saying you wouldn't know who to ask if you wanted to go on a date. I've thought this out, too." She leaned forward in the chair. "Jenna," she said softly. "I want you to date my best friend, Jenna. And, Grant, I think you'll fall in love with her."

Dream Machine

Author : Will Davis
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'"And the name of the girl through to next week is..." says Stina, and I want to kill her for pausing once again. I want to see her bludgeoned to death with her own stupid mic, her even stupider skin tight dress all stained with oozing gore...' Thousands of wannabes are auditioning to be part of mega-girlband Purrfect in a new reality TV series. Among them are ice-queen Louise, who thinks she's got god on her side, foulmouthed Joni, desperate to hide the fact that she's got a baby, mousy teen Ella, obsessed with her stepmother's boyfriend, and cocky Riana, a stripper with a naughty penchant for coke. Each one is determined to be the new Purrfect girl. But as the show progresses it seems someone has a very different sort of agenda in mind - someone who's not afraid for things to get deadly... Will Davis, author of the award-winning My Side of the Story, creates an explosive cocktail of comedy and pathos, in which four lives collide in the wretched pursuit of fame and fortune, spiralling towards a devastating conclusion that confronts the very nature of dreams, and ultimately questions the point of having them.

We Owe You Nothing

Author : Daniel Sinker
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“Collects some of [Punk Planet’s] best interviews from the past half-decade . . . serves as a reminder that punk is not just music but a movement.” —The A.V. Club Updated with six more interviews and a new introduction, the expanded edition of We Owe You Nothing is the definitive book of conversations with the underground’s greatest minds from the pages of Punk Planet. New interviews include talks with bands like The Gossip and Maritime, a conversation with punk legend Bob Mould, and more . . . in addition to the classic interviews from the original edition: Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Thurston Moore, Noam Chomsky, Kathleen Hanna, Black Flag, Sleater-Kinney, Steve Albini, Frank Kozik, Art Chantry, and others. “We Owe You Nothing made me feel vital and alive.” —Seattle Weekly “The magazine Punk Planet has quietly been one of the most intelligent voices in the kingdom of punk and post-punk . . . [and] anyone with the vaguest interest in music would be well-served to learn from these captured moments [in We Owe You Nothing].” —Detroit Metro Times “No book has illustrated this relationship between punk and its believers more than We Owe You Nothing.” —Daily Herald “Straight talk with no bullshit, no spin. The result is an airblast of honesty, an antidote of attitude. Music fans will love this book, and so will fans of independent thinking.” —Flagpole “A wholly unique vision wrought not by consensus but by cultural cynicism and never-say-die musical populism.” —Magnet


Author : Terry Denton
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It's an encyclopedia ... all about Andy! The Andypedia is a complete guide to every book, every story and every character in the world of Andy Griffiths' books. It's also a complete guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Andy himself – including the answers to questions people are always asking him, like "How old were you when you started writing?" and "How many books have you actually written?" and "Where do you get your ideas from?" and "Did all that stuff really happen to you?" and "Was Danny Pickett really your best friend?" and "Were you really in love with Lisa Mackney?" and "Did your bum really grow arms and legs and run away?"

The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding

Author : Victoria Alexander
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The bride and groom cordially request your presence for a wedding at Millworth Manor. . . Guests will include Jackson Quincy Graham Channing, New York City banker, and Lady Theodosia "Teddy" Winslow, wedding planner to the finest families in England. Introductions shall be followed by light conversation, dancing, flirtation, arguing, reconciliation, and an impulsive kiss that both parties are quite certain they will never repeat. Until they do. A mutually beneficial fake engagement will be accompanied by all manner of very real complications, scandalous revelations, nefarious schemes, and one inescapable conclusion: That true love--unlike the perfect wedding--is impossible to plan. . . Praise for Victoria Alexander "Sparkling dialogue and endearing characters make this an enthralling read." --Sabrina Jeffries

Shocking Bible Prophecy

Author : Bryan Hamill
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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim

Author : Frederica Sagor Maas
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" Freddie Maas's revealing memoir offers a unique perspective on the film industry and Hollywood culture in their early days and illuminates the plight of Hollywood writers working within the studio system. An ambitious twenty-three-year-old, Maas moved to Hollywood and launched her own writing career by drafting a screenplay of the bestselling novel The Plastic Age for ""It"" girl Clara Bow. On the basis of that script, she landed a staff position at powerhouse MGM studios. In the years to come, she worked with and befriended numerous actors and directors, including Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Eric von Stroheim, as well as such writers and producers as Thomas Mann and Louis B. Mayer. As a professional screenwriter, Fredderica quickly learned that scripts and story ideas were frequently rewritten and that screen credit was regularly given to the wrong person. Studio executives wanted well-worn plots, but it was the writer's job to develop the innovative situations and scintillating dialogue that would bring to picture to life. For over twenty years, Freddie and her friends struggled to survive in this incredibly competitive environment. Through it all, Freddie remained a passionate, outspoken woman in an industry run by powerful men, and her provocative, nonconformist ways brought her success, failure, wisdom, and a wealth of stories, opinions, and insight into a fascinating period in screen history.

Game Theory A totally gripping thriller full of shocking twists

Author : Colleen Cross
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The unputdownable thriller and instant #1 bestseller from Colleen Cross He's a billionaire killer...and above the law. Will she get justice...or become his next victim? From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Colleen Cross comes Game Theory, a hard-boiled suspense-filled psychological thriller in the Katerina Carter legal thriller series #2 in the New York Times Bestseller Katerina Carter Detective series. "...One of the best legal thriller books you'll read this year." Do you like your female sleuths a little unorthodox? Your mysteries suspenseful and hard-boiled? Police procedurals with a little twist? You'll love Game Theory. A twisty legal thriller full of psychological suspense. This new crime legal thriller book and courtroom drama is chock full of action & adventure. A riveting mystery sleuth and crime thriller that will keep you up at night..." - Bestseller Express Like Harlan Coben with a Lee Child twist. This crime legal thriller series is a must read. - Crime Thriller Review James Patterson meets John Grisham in nonstop psychological suspense! One of the best detective thriller novels I've read in a long time and a new crime thriller author well worth a read." - Best Thrillers "A riveting financial and legal thriller in the vein of Michael Connelly, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci..." - Suspense Review What money can’t buy, murder can. Someone is siphoning funds from billionaire client Zachary Barron’s currency hedge fund. Intent on prosecuting the thief to the fullest extent of the law, he hires Katerina “Kat” Carter, the best private investigator and forensic accountant in the business, to follow the money trail. Both are shocked when it leads to Zachary’s father, Nathan. And he’s just the tip of the iceberg. Nathan belongs to a shadowy organization with global ties and unimaginable resources. They already control the banking industry and the media, but their ultimate goal – the collapse of the global currency market and a new world order – will soon be within reach. Kat may be all that stands in their way. But for how long? The organization learns of her involvement and sends a warning. She knows it will be her last – others who have tried to foil their agenda have met with violent deaths. If Kat walks away and keeps her mouth shut, she’ll look over her shoulder for the rest of her life in a world she’ll scarcely recognize. Ignoring the threat makes her and everyone she cares about a target... or a potential traitor. Still, as Kat Carter knows all too well… the greater the risk, the greater the reward. And there's no hedging on this bet. It’s all or nothing. Who's in? A shocking psychological thriller - this fictionalized account of the Bilderberg Institute is a page-turner. Pacing like Dan Brown, with the intrique of a John Grisham suspense novel. I couldn't believe the ending! - Primetime Crime Katerina Carter thrillers are ideal for fans of Linwood Barclay, Harlan Coben, Robert Crais, Joseph Finder, Vince Flynn, John Sandford, James Patterson and Brad Thor. When power corrupts, it corrupts absolutely. When the global balance of power is controlled by psychopaths and sociopaths, anything goes... Game Theory is a Google Play Thriller bestseller. Get Cross's riveting new world order conspiracy thriller today! Crime writer Colleen Cross writes action-packed psychological, legal and financial thrillers, and mysteries. She also writes business and investing books. Also by Colleen Cross: Katerina Carter Legal Psychological Thriller Series Exit Strategy Game Theory Blowout Greenwash Red Handed Blue Moon Westwick Witches Cozy Mysteries Series Witch You Well Rags to Witches Witch and Famous Christmas Witch List True Crime Nonfiction - Business and Investing, White Collar Crime Anatomy of a Ponzi Scheme: Scams Past and Present

Boo Who

Author : Rene Gutteridge
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“Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” Nobody in Skary seems to know for sure… It appears that everyone in Skary, Indiana, is having an identity crisis of epic proportions–including the town itself. Once known as the haunt of the world’s most popular horror writer, Wolfe “Boo” Boone, Skary started losing tourist business after Boo abruptly abandoned his career. Now the little town with the big marketing hook is up a creek–and on the brink of bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the former best-selling author is hawking [or selling] cars and wondering, like the rest of the world, if he’ll ever write again. Yet even as Boo’s literary career gracelessly plummets, his fiancée, wholesome Ainsley Parker, is shooting to stardom as the media’s darling new domestic diva. Weave in a dreaming bride with a bargain dress and a few too many pounds on her hips, an unconventional therapist who has Skary in his thrall, a depressed cat, a dogged busybody, and a horde of strange, ghostly figures traipsing in and out of the woods, and it’s easy to see why Skary is the quirkiest–and most charming–town around.

The Panda Theory Shocking hilarious and poignant noir

Author : Pascal Garnier
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Gabriel is a stranger in a small Breton town. Nobody knows where he came from or why he's here. Yet his small acts of kindness, and exceptional cooking, quickly earn him acceptance from the locals. His new friends grow fond of Gabriel, who seems as reserved and benign as the toy panda he wins at the funfair. But unlike Gabriel, the fluffy toy is not haunted by his past...

A Shocking Reunion

Author : Pat Booth-Lynch
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Although Christine Chandler is a woman who attained success as a national advocate for womens rights relating to domestic violence, her major goal in life is that of seeking revenge against a college alumnus. The conscious fixation that shes harbored for years has left her unfulfilled with a heart that has turned to stone. A College Reunion invitation offers her an opportunity to execute her unspeakable plan of retribution, one she feels is justified.

One and Only

Author : Gerald Nicosia
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Beloved by both Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, Lu Anne Henderson’s story has never been told. Lu Anne was a beautiful 15-year-old girl in Denver in 1945 when she met Neal, a fast-talking hurricane of male sexuality and vast promises. The two married, and soon they were hanging out with a group of would-be writers, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. But Neal and Jack initially didn’t like each other very much. Lu Anne taught them how to love each other — in effect, making the Beat Generation possible, as well as giving Kerouac material for one of the seminal novels of the 20th century, On the Road. One and Only traces the immense struggles of Lu Anne’s own life, which ranged from the split-up of her family to the ravages of abusive men, lingering illness, and the grief of losing the two most important men in her life. Lu Anne Henderson did not live to see the filming of On the Road by Walter Salles, but One and Only tells how Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, through her work with both Nicosia and Anne Marie Santos (Lu Anne's daughter), came to find the key to playing Lu Anne in the film.

Moon in a Dead Eye Shocking hilarious and poignant noir

Author : Pascal Garnier
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Given the choice, Martial would not have moved to Les Conviviales. But Odette loved the idea of a brand-new retirement village in the south of France. So that was that. At first it feels like a terrible mistake: they're the only residents and it's raining non-stop. Then three neighbours arrive, the sun comes out, and life becomes far more interesting and agreeable. Until, that is, some gypsies set up camp just outside their gated community...

Daughters of Rome

Author : Kate Quinn
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A fast-paced historical novel about two women with the power to sway an empire, from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress. A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. Everything will change—especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor...and one Empress.

The Shocking History of Electric Fishes

Author : Stanley Finger
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This beautifully illustrated and scholarly book examines the importance of electric fishes in science and medicine and how three species in particular shaped neurophysiology. Anchored in the philosophy and science of past epochs, it is the story of one of Nature's greatest puzzles. Over a long and tortuous path, it focuses on how some numbing fishes helped to make physiology modern.


Author : Nancy Bush
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Cross Your Heart In the summer before their senior year, Coby Rendell and her friends take a beach trip together. Around a campfire on a foggy June night, Coby, Rhiannon, Yvette and the others share their darkest secrets, before a tragic accident shatters the bond between them. . . And Hope Twelve years later Coby attends a birthday party reunion that ends in horror when Yvette's sister's lifeless body is discovered in a hot tub. Soon others in the original group of tale-tellers begin meeting similar fates-unfortunate "accidents" shrinking their numbers one by one. . . To Die Conflicted by her growing feelings for Danner Lockwood, the investigating detective, Coby races to unravel a mystery buried in the past. But someone is watching her every move-someone prepared to kill again and again to protect a shocking truth. . . Praise for Nancy Bush's Blind Spot "Engrossing. . .twists you won't see coming!" -Karen Rose, New York Times Bestselling Author "Atmospheric. . .sure to cause shivers." -Book Page "Bush keeps the story moving quickly and ends with an unexpected twist." -Publishers Weekly