Weddings are Murder

A Bee's Bakehouse Cozy Mystery

Author: Kathy Cranston

Publisher: Kathy Cranston


Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 4127

Rings… check Flowers… check Flaming wedding venue…check? Jessie Henderson has been run off her feet managing the café and looking after Springdale’s newest bridezilla. Yes, Aunt Bee has turned into a diva and she’s locked horns with several of her wedding suppliers in the weeks leading up to her wedding. Jessie doesn’t give it much thought: after all, who’s going to blame a bride for a little meltdown here and there? She's forced to change her attitude when the venue goes up in smoke just hours before the wedding. Could somebody have targeted her beloved aunt? Jessie knows one thing for sure: she needs to find whoever’s responsible before they strike again.

Four Weddings and a Murder

Author: Kathy Cranston

Publisher: Kathy Cranston


Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 3651

What's the harm in letting your sister start a new business from your pub? Quite a lot, as Fiona McCabe finds out when she allows her sister to set up shop in the snug at McCabe's. Kate, as it turns out, needs money fast. She's set herself up as a wedding planner... and she intends to use the pub as a venue. And as if four weddings in a fortnight wasn't stressful enough, a very important member of one of the wedding parties soon turns up dead. Worse still, nobody sees anything remotely suspicious, even though the room is packed with guests and staff, including Fiona herself. Will Fiona get her sleuth cap on again this time, or is it time to hightail it back to the city away from her crazy family and her nemesis Sergeant Brennan?

Mistletoe Is Murder

A Christmas Cozy Mystery

Author: Kathy Cranston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541350267


Page: 260

View: 4493

Two santas, one dead body and a whole caf� full of suspects... A festive party turns sour when one of the guests is found dead. All clues point to Springdale's butcher, Lottie Benson. She's known for her mercurial temper and she was seen arguing with the victim only the week before.But Lottie's friend Jessie doesn't believe a word of it. Lottie's all bark and no bite, and she's never been known to hold a grudge. It looks like somebody's setting Lottie up-but whoever it is, they're incredibly good at covering their tracks.Can Jessie and her friends find the real killer before Lottie is charged with murder... or worse, becomes a victim herself?

Ten Little Rubber Ducks

Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007202423

Category: Animals

Page: 36

View: 9521

Get swept away with 10 little rubber ducks (Book with sound chip) rubber ducks one after the other... delivered to children everywhere. But when a storm strikes, 10 little ducks are tossed into the sea and swept away in 10 different directions - with some wonderfully unexpected adventures along the way. Carle, explores numbers, directions, opposites, geography, animals and more in an extraordinary interactive picture book, beautifully illustrated with his unique collage-style art. And for a final surprise, the last page contains a duck with a squeaking sound chip for a special treat at the end of the story

The Cambridge History of Ireland: Volume 2, 1550–1730

Author: Jane Ohlmeyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108651054

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7424

This volume offers fresh perspectives on the political, military, religious, social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and environmental history of early modern Ireland and situates these discussions in global and comparative contexts. The opening chapters focus on 'Politics' and 'Religion and War' and offer a chronological narrative, informed by the re-interpretation of new archives. The remaining chapters are more thematic, with chapters on 'Society', 'Culture', and 'Economy and Environment', and often respond to wider methodologies and historiographical debates. Interdisciplinary cross-pollination - between, on the one hand, history and, on the other, disciplines like anthropology, archaeology, geography, computer science, literature and gender and environmental studies - informs many of the chapters. The volume offers a range of new departures by a generation of scholars who explain in a refreshing and accessible manner how and why people acted as they did in the transformative and tumultuous years between 1550 and 1730.

Nickel and Dimed

On (Not) Getting By in America

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429926645

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 8993

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again.


Author: David Almond

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 038572988X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 928

David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

National Identities and Imperfections in Contemporary Irish Literature

Unbecoming Irishness

Author: Luz Mar González-Arias

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137476303

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 339

This book is about the role that the imperfect, the disquieting and the dystopian are currently playing in the construction of Irish identities. All the essays assess identity issues that require urgent examination, problematize canonical definitions of Irishness and, above all, look at the ways in which the artistic output of the country has been altered by the Celtic Tiger phenomenon and its subsequent demise. Recent narrative from Ireland, principally published in the twenty-first century and/or at the end of the 1990s, is dealt with extensively. The authors examined include Eavan Boland, Mary Rose Callaghan, Peter Cunningham, Emma Donoghue, Anne Enright, Emer Martin, Lia Mills, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Bernard O’Donoghue, Peter Sirr and David Wheatley.

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

Author: David Almond

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763667250

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1352

From master storyteller David Almond comes a gripping, exquisitely written novel about a hidden-away child who emerges into a broken world. Billy Dean is a secret child. He has a beautiful young mother and a father who arrives at night carrying the scents of candles and incense and cigarettes. Birds fly to his window. Mice run out from his walls. His world is a carpet, a bed, pictures of the holy island, and a single locked door. His father fills his mind and his dreams with mysterious tales and memories and dreadful warnings. But then his father disappears, and Billy’s mother brings him out into the world at last. He learns the horrifying story of what was saved and what was destroyed on the day he was born, the day the bombers came to Blinkbonny. The kind butcher, Mr. McCaufrey, and the medium, Missus Malone, are waiting for him. He becomes The Angel Child, one who can heal the living, contact the dead, bring comfort to a troubled world. But there is one figure who is beyond healing, who comes looking for Billy himself — and is determined on a kind of reckoning.

But at the Same Time and on Another Level

Clinical Applications in the Kleinian/Bionian Mode

Author: James S. Grotstein

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1855757605

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 2862

James Grotstein describes in detail how to understand and to interpret in an analytic session. Clinical sessions are described in stenographic detail and display complete sessions. The author goes to great lengths to detail his private observations, reveries, and countertransferences as well as his thinking about how, when, and what should be interpreted.

Bee's Bakehouse Cozy Mysteries Collection 1

Author: Kathy Cranston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540591838


Page: 486

View: 2681

After years of living in the city, Jessie Henderson wants a quiet life in small town Springdale. Little does she know that she's about to be thrust head first into a murder investigation-and that's just for starters! Baking is Murder: Jessie's just settling into life in idyllic Springdale when there's a murder on the outskirts of town. Jessie's new friend is the prime suspect. The cops think the case is cut-and-dry, but Jessie's gut tells her there's more going on than meets the eye. Knitting is Murder: A long-time Springdale resident is found murdered... and Jessie is the main suspect! Parties are Murder: Jessie discovers the shocking truth about a recent death in Springdale: somebody make it look accidental. But who? The list of possible suspects isn't exactly short...

Edifying Justice:

A Wellspring of Healing

Author: Paul Arthur Cassidy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467872962

Category: Law

Page: 64

View: 8249

As the first volume of a multi-volume set, this short collection of essays, entitled “Edifying Justice: A Wellspring of Healing,” describes the changes by which the Criminal Judicial System might serve the whole scope of justice effectively. With the Criminal Judicial System as its object of change, this collection of essays explores the logic and historical precedents behind the idea of complementing the Criminal Judicial System with a counter-balancing judicial arm. It explains why the current judicial arm, though suitable to the task of investigating crime and dispensing punishment, is hardly suitable to the task of investigating civilness and dispensing reward nor to the task of adjudicating a certain category of offenses. While intended for a general audience, this collection of essays figuratively places readers in the role of jurists and legislators who are tasked to transform the abstract concept of a balanced, two-armed Criminal Judicial System into concrete action. Given how distant is the completion of that epic task, the essays more immediate aim is to persuade readers to value the full scope of justice and to prize the fairer half.