What the Dead Leave Behind

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Author: David Housewright

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250094526

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only an unlikely millionaire, but an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends and people in need. When his stepdaughter Erica asks him for just such a favor, McKenzie doesn’t have it in him to refuse. Even though it sounds like a very bad idea right from the start. The father of Malcolm Harris, a college friend of Erica’s, was found murdered a year ago in a park in New Brighton, a town just outside the Twin Cities. With no real clues and all the obvious suspects with concrete alibis, the case has long since gone cold. As McKenzie begins poking around, he soon discovers another unsolved murder that’s tangentially related to this one. And all connections seem to lead back to a group of friends the victim was close with. But all McKenzie has is a series of odd, even suspicious, coincidences—until someone decides to make it all that more serious and personal.

Dead Between the Lines

A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery

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Author: Denise Swanson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615591

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Opening an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small Missouri hometown has been a great change for Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair. But when she hosts a reading group there, she learns that bad writing can mean life or death. To keep her new business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs. But in the first meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry’s sexism and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poet’s body is found outside Dev’s store. Dev can’t afford for the murder to close her down, so she does a little stepping out of her own to investigate, with help from her two sexy suitors, Dr. Noah Underwood and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio. But when the killer threatens Dev, they will have to use every trick in the book to solve the case before she becomes the final chapter in this murder mystery.… Includes a sneak peek at the next Scumble River Mystery! From the Paperback edition.

Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health

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Author: Stephen Verderber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136313729

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Sprawl is an unsustainable pattern of growth that threatens to undermine the health of communities globally. It has been a dominant mid-to-late twentieth century growth pattern in developed countries and in the twenty-first century has shown widespread signs of proliferation in India, China, and other growing countries. The World Health Organization cites sprawl for its serious adverse public health consequences for humans and ecological habitats. The many adverse impacts of sprawl on the health of individuals, communities, and biological ecosystems are well documented. Architects have been rightly criticized for failing to grasp the aesthetic and functional challenge to create buildings and places that mitigate sprawl while simultaneously promoting healthier, active lifestyles in neighbourhoods and communities. Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health examines the past and present role of architecture in relation to the public health consequences of unmitigated sprawl and the ways in which it threatens our future. Topics examined include the role of twentieth century theories of architecture and urbanism and their public health ramifications, examples of current unsustainable practices, design considerations for the creation of health-promoting architecture and landscape urbanism, a critique of recent case studies of sustainable alternatives to unchecked sprawl, and prognostications for the future. Architects, public health professionals, landscape architects, town planners, and a broad range of policy specialists will be able to apply the methods and tools presented here to counter unmitigated sprawl and to create architecture that promotes active, healthier lifestyles. Stephen Verderber is an internationally respected evidence-based researcher/practitioner/educator in the emerging, interdisciplinary field of architecture, health, and society. This, his latest book on the interactions between our buildings, our cities and our health, is an invaluable reference source for everyone concerned with sustainable architecture and landscape urbanism.

Existential

The Mission: To Survive

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Author: Ryan W. Aslesen

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543919596

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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Experience the terrifying international bestseller! The Alaskan wilderness holds a nightmarish secret that threatens all of humanity in this epic sci-fi horror thriller. Looking for a book that combines explosive action with intense horror that will have you gripping the page with fear? Then look no further and standby for a roller coaster ride of terror. It was supposed to be just another mission... Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind--a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past. While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an "archaeological" project seems like an easy payday, once on the ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue. Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. In what quickly becomes a struggle for survival, the world's greatest soldiers will encounter the universe's ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake. No Backup. No Escape. No Hope. Pick up your copy and get in the fight today!

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One

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Author: Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250020646

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The third book in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part One! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with The Fall of the Governor – Part One. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, page-turning literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades. And now, in The Fall of the Governor – Part One, the Governor's descent into madness finally erupts in a tour de force of action and horror. Beloved characters from the comic book, including Rick, Michonne and Glenn, finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage, and fans of The Walking Dead will see these characters in a whole new light. Simmering grudges boil over into unthinkable confrontations, battle lines are drawn, and unexpected twists seal the fates of the innocent and guilty alike.

Born Again, Dead Again

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Author: Sergio Lovett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477151842

Category: Drama

Page: 164

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Born Again, Dead Again, is a book about spiritual warfare within oneself......... Are you gifted and favored by God, or do you know someone that is? Then this book is for you. This book will make you laugh, cry, love, despise, and downright piss you off at some point. Its about a spiritually gifted young boy that is tormented by the devil, because of his gifts from God. Its a constant battle for his soul, and as he becomes an adult, the twists and turns of his life are devastating. Through it all God is always there, even when he makes the wrong decisions....... You can avoid spiritual quicksand and experience the fullness of Gods grace, and find peace ... under His will.

The Disinherited

A Story of Family, Love and Betrayal

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Author: Robert Sackville-West

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408843412

Category: History

Page: 320

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In the small hours of the morning of 3 June 1914, a woman and her husband were found dead in a sparsely furnished apartment in Paris. It was only when the identity of the couple was revealed in the English press a fortnight later that the full story emerged. The man, Henry Sackville-West, had shot himself minutes after the death of his wife from cancer; but Henry's suicidal despair had been driven equally by the failure of his claim to be the legitimate son of Lord Sackville and heir to Knole. The Disinherited reveals the secrets and lies at the heart of an English dynasty, unravelling the parallel lives of Henri's four illegitimate siblings: in particular his older sister, Victoria, who on becoming Lady Sackville and mistress of Knole, by marriage, consigned her brothers and sisters to lives of poverty and disappointment.

How the Dead Live

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Author: Will Self

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193374

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Will Self possesses one of the greatest literary imaginations of any writer working today. How the Dead Live is his most extraordinary book yet—a novel that will challenge, entertain, and truly astonish. Lily Bloom is an aging American transplanted to England who has lost her battle with cancer and lies wasting away at the Royal Ear Hospital. As her two daughters—lumpy Charlotte, who runs a hugely successful chain of stationery stores called Waste of Paper, and beautiful Natasha, a junkie—buzz around her and the nurses pump her full of morphine, Lily slides in and out of the present, taking us on a surreal, opinionated trip through the stages of a lifetime of lust and rage. A career girl in the 1940s, a sexed-up, tippling adulteress in the 1950s and ‘60s, a divorced PR flak in the 1970s and ‘80s, Lily presents us with a portrait of America and England over sixty years of riotous and unreal change. And then it’s over: Lily catches a cab with the aboriginal wizard Phar Lap Jones, her guide to the shockingly banal world of the dead. It’s a world that is surreal but familiar, where she again works in PR and rediscovers how great smoking is, where her cohabitants include Rude Boy, the son who died at age nine and now swears a blue streak, and three eyeless, murmuring wraiths, the Fats—composed of the pounds, literally the whole selves, she lost and gained over her lifetime. As Lily settles into her nonexistence, the most difficult challenge for this staunchly difficult woman is how to understand that she’s dead, and how to leave the rest behind. How the Dead Live is an unforgettable portrait of the human condition, the struggle with life and with death. It’s a novel that will disturb and provoke, the work, in the words of one British reviewer, “of a novelist writing at the height of his powers.”

Suburban Legend

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Author: Tubor Thor Penicular

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456823256

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Suburban Legends

True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans

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Author: Sam Stall

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594740510

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Presents a collection of true crime stories and myths that happened in the suburbs.