Frankie Works the Night Shift

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060090952

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1383

While everyone else is busy dreaming . . . Z-z-z-z-z-z . . . Frankie is hard at work, cleaning and scheming. There's no time for rest. Clang! Splash! Eeeeeek! But here's a little secret—Frankie really seems to enjoy the night shift. Is he working hard or hardly working? Open this book and decide for yourself. Good job, Frankie!

Books That Teach Kids to Write

Author: Marianne Saccardi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844512


Page: 178

View: 4837

This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. * Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book * Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed * Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics * Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field


Author: Rusty Barnes

Publisher: Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 8210

Investigating a deer-poaching incident that lands him in deep trouble—with a broken ankle and multiple bullet wounds—wildlife conservation officer Matt Rider finds himself at odds with members of the renegade Pittman family, including clan leader Soldier Pittman. When a large sum of Pittman’s drug money comes up missing, Soldier Pittman is convinced Rider stole it. Rider’s instincts are to call on his trusted brother Randy and his friend Dean Blackwell to help him out, but none of them imagine the lengths to which Soldier Pittman will go to get his drug money back. Praise for RIDGERUNNER: “Rusty Barnes has done it again. Ridgerunner is a well-oiled, perfectly crafted shotgun of a novel, one that delivers just as much heart as it does gunpowder. No one else working today can showcase so much humanity in such dark places. It’s a genuine thrill to see what Barnes can do with twenty-six letters and a handful of characters.” —Sheldon Lee Compton, author of The Same Terrible Storm and Brown Bottle “With Ridgerunner, Rusty Barnes has earned a place at the table with hardscrabble-noir poets like Woodrell, Wolven, and—yes—Thompson. This short novel packs a wicked punch that will leave you shaken and wanting more. Drop whatever you’re doing and get your hands on it.” —Patrick Shawn Bagley, author of Bitter Water Blues “Rusty Barnes has something special here—the narrative equivalent of a fist to the gut, followed up with a well-placed kick in the teeth. You’re going to want to get yourself a snack to go with Ridgerunner, because once you start reading this book you’ll forget to eat. It’s a non-stop thrill ride from page one as Barnes blends mayhem and heart in equal doses, giving the reader a tour into the souls of men and their vices, exposing the lengths they’ll go to protect what’s theirs.” —CS DeWildt, author of Love You to a Pulp “A guttural and unrelenting survey of a people and place that is not lawless, but, rather, governed solely by its own backcountry creed. Ridgerunner blurs the boundaries between lawmen and outlaws. Barnes has delivered the stuff of fine fiction.” —David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go “Barnes starts his story with a fast boil and wrenches up the gas on every page, never relenting until the lid pops off and scalds the hell out of you. Ridgerunner is brutal, satisfying, and left me looking forward to his next book.” —Samuel W. Gailey, author of Deep Winter “Jim Burke says he works the pages till, when you pick them up, they crackle in your hand. That’s Rusty Barnes’ Ridgerunner. From the first line it crackles: it’s alive, moving about, and won’t be still.” —James Sallis


Author: Greg Barth

Publisher: All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 9941

After 18 months under the thumb of a local cartel, Selena is ready for a change. Her self-destructive lifestyle and criminal enterprise have put strains on both her relationships and her health. But getting out won’t be easy. Selena’s operation is too lucrative to let go, and this is a business where the only way out is retirement with flowers and a hearse. When tough posturing turns into a pissing match, Selena escalates things to a war of attrition. With no escape in sight, Selena must destroy her most formidable enemy yet—herself. Everglade is the fifth and final book in the Selena series. Praise for the SELENA SERIES: “Greg Barth cooked up something mean and served it up and I hope none of you choke on it because it’s mighty tasty.” —Eryk Pruitt, author of Hashtag and Dirtbags “It’s like the wildest of the men’s adventure novels of the ’70s, updated for the new millennium. Definitely not for the faint of heart.” —Bill Crider “Reminiscent of Larry Brown’s Fay, but less innocent and more violent, Selena combines fine writing and an indelible character to help fill the gap of female protagonists in the world of noir.” —Vicki Hendricks, author of Miami Purity “Greg Barth writes with a knife-like edge…A fast, crazy read.” —Marietta Miles, author of Route 12 “Greg Barth writes a hell of a book. He steps on the gas and doesn’t let up for a second.” —Michael Finamore “Mister Barth writes well—hard charging and fast paced.” —Tony Knighton, author of Three Hours Past Midnight “This book had me turning pages and gritting my teeth…a total punch to the gut, and it hurts so good.” —S. W. Lauden, author of Crosswise “Selena is a visceral pulp thriller that had me gripped from the outset.” —Tom Leins, of Dirty Books Blog “This series is a literary legend in the making” —Will Viharo, author of Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me “Selena is a tour de force of unapologetic sex and violence, not for the faint of heart but definitely for hardcore fans of fast paced, unrelenting pulp-noir in the fashion of nobody except Greg Barth.” —Shane D. Keene

Three Kinds of Fool

Author: Matt Phillips

Publisher: All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books



Page: 220

View: 6246

For ex-con and pool cleaning man Jess Forsyth, life is a California rhythm of surf, work, tacos, and drink. He’s gone straight, and he’s happy with that…sort of. When he runs into an old pal, Jess finds himself taking money (and pride) from a well-heeled drug dealer. But things get twisted. On the journey that follows, Jess discovers you can’t escape what you are, especially when there’s cash for the taking. There are three kinds of fool in this life—the lost, the guilty, and the dead. But who the heck is who? Praise for THREE KINDS OF FOOL: “Reminiscent of Irvine Welsh’s Crime but with that Southern Californian feel that only sex, guns, drugs, murder and surfboards can bring to the party…” —Grant Nicol, author of A Place To Bury Strangers “Three Kinds of Fool starts off with a bang and never lets up.” —Craig Faustus Buck, author of Go Down Hard “Jess has gotten himself neck deep in some serious sh*t...I quite enjoyed Three Kinds of Fool.” —David Nemeth at “[Phillips] paints sharp, cutting scenes...He peppers the action with tight quips, imagining a very true world through a very discerning set of eyes.” —Tim Learn, author of the Chewy Noh series

The Real Policeman


Author: Ron Owens

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595604471

Category: True Crime

Page: 238

View: 8031

It's raw, profane, offensive, bizarre. It's not politically correct or warm and fuzzy. It's real. How did police officers do their jobs four decades ago during some of the nation's most turbulent and violent times? These aren't one-dimensional Hollywood characters. They're society's soldiers, real people cut from whole cloth. They try to help when they can, bristle when they're insulted, retaliate when they're attacked, bleed when they're injured, laugh when they're amused (sometimes inappropriately) and get ready for the next shift. Without bulletproof vests, portable radios and other equipment considered essential today, often riding alone, they developed a "One riot-one ranger" mentality by necessity. This book will put you beside some of them, sometimes inside their heads-om radio calls, both mundane and life-threatening, in interrogations, in hostage situations, undercover arrests, investigating burglaries, robberies, rapes and murders. These are the type of stories cops share with each other-stories of comedy, tragedy, chaos and the endless uniqueness of human behavior. These are some of the experiences that make them what they are, for better and worse. The experiences that forever change them, that set them apart from the rest of us, that make them a brotherhood closer than most brothers.

Night Shift

Author: Dermot Bolger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140148732

Category: English fiction

Page: 144

View: 5618

Roman fra Dublin om den 18-årige Donal Flynn, som presses ind i ægteskab og et fabriksarbejde, da hans veninde bliver gravid.

An Arm and a Leg

Author: Olive Balla

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628306084

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 9713

Albuquerque divorcee Frankie O’Neil dreams of having a normal life. However, given her penchant for making the worst possible decisions about men and the fact she hoards food and hears the voices of dead relatives who hint at a dark family secret, her life is anything but normal. When her brother is shot minutes after leaving a package in her freezer, the police suspect her of murder and order her not to leave town. But sticking around brings on a new set of problems--trying not to fall in love with the deputy who suspects her of being a cannibalistic serial killer and proving her innocence by finding the real killers before they kill her. And, if finding a death threat written in children’s chalk beside a strangled bird on her front porch, dodging a speeding car intent on running her down, and barely escaping flames destroying her home are any indication, time is running out.

Three Ways Home

A Drama in Two Acts

Author: Casey Kurtti

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.


Category: African American single mothers

Page: 77

View: 5528

The collected works

Mulatto to The sun do move. The plays to 1942

Author: Langston Hughes,Dolan Hubbard,Arnold Rampersad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826213693

Category: Drama

Page: 652

View: 2831

Air News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

View: 6175

Ave Maria

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 3581

MusicHound Swing!

The Essential Album Guide

Author: Steve Knopper

Publisher: N.A


Category: Big band music

Page: 461

View: 1643

Rates, reviews, and analyzes the works of over 300 artists from yesterday and today, including Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young.