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|Author||: Laura Lippman|
An African-American man accused of rape by a humiliated girl. A vengeful father. A courageous attorney. A worshipful daughter. Think you know this story? Think again. Laura Lippman, the “extravagantly gifted” (Chicago Tribune) New York Times bestselling author, delivers “one of her best novels ” (Washington Post)—a modern twist on To Kill a Mockingbird. Scott Turow writes in the New York Times, “Wilde Lake is a real success.” Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected state’s attorney representing suburban Maryland—including the famous planned community of Columbia, created to be a utopia of racial and economic equality. Prosecuting a controversial case involving a disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death, the fiercely ambitious Lu is determined to avoid the traps that have destroyed other competitive, successful women. She’s going to play it smart to win this case—and win big—cementing her political future. But her intensive preparation for trial unexpectedly dredges up painful recollections of another crime—the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man’s life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Justice was done. Or was it? Did the events of 1980 happen as she remembers them? She was only a child then. What details didn’t she know? As she plunges deeper into the past, Lu is forced to face a troubling reality. The legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. But what happens when she realizes that, for the first time, she doesn’t want to know the whole truth?
|Author||: Laura Lippman|
|Editor||: Faber & Faber|
No one is quite who he or she seems. Hush Hush is the story of Melisandre - rich, beautiful, possibly insane - who has to live with the knowledge of a devastating event in her past. She has not seen her two daughters, now aged fifteen and seventeen, in the ten years since the notorious family tragedy. And her husband has moved on, married now to his personal trainer, and seemingly happy. As Melisandre returns to Baltimore from South Africa, however, there are suddenly more mysterious deaths. And quite what did happen all that time ago has never been clear - what role had each of the members of this unhappy family played? And is anyone telling the truth? Tess Monaghan, now the mother of a young girl herself, makes a return as the investigator who gets snared in the case. A hugely powerful and emotive novel about parents and children - about destructive parents who think they love their children and good parents whose children are the centre of their lives - it is also a superbly plotted mystery novel, one which will keep you hooked until the very final page.
|Author||: Laura Lippman|
|Editor||: Faber & Faber|
When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette 'Bambi' Gottschalk at a Valentine's Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative if not always legal businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi's world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband - or his money - might be, she suspects one woman does: his devoted young mistress, Julie. When Julie herself disappears ten years to the day that Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover - until her remains are found in a secluded wooded park. Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto 'Sandy' Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web of bitterness, jealously, resentment and greed stretching over the three decades and three generations that connect these five very different women. And at the center of every woman's story is the man who, though long gone, has never been forgotten: the enigmatic Felix Brewer. Somewhere between the secrets and lies connecting past and present, Sandy could find the explosive truth...
|Author||: Sarah Bailey|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
A tight-knit community is shocked by revelations from decades past in this "enthralling" (Associated Press) literary mystery that "will keep you racing toward the end" (Lisa Gardner). The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama. As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town's richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her? Rosalind's enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets--an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past. Brilliantly rendered, THE DARK LAKE has characters as compelling and mysteries as layered as the best thrillers from Gillian Flynn and Sophie Hannah.
|Author||: Louis Edwards|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Follows the adventures of young Oscar Wilde and his black valet and gifted confidant Traquair on a year-long publicity tour in America, during which Wilde astounds the New World and Traquair delights in new discoveries and acquaintances.
|Author||: Reginald Dunderdale Forbes,Alvah Peterson,Arthur Truman Semple,Charles Dwight Marsh,Clarence Luther Forsling,Donald Bruce,Edmund Cecil Shorey,Franklin Post Metcalf,Hugh Curtis McPhee,Irvin Carl Feustel,Joshua John Skinner,Josiah Chase Folsom,Karl S. Quisenberry,Lyle Thomas Alexander,Marinus Westveld,R. W. Leukel,Richard Edwin McArdle,Stuart Bevier Show,Theo. H. Scheffer,Thomas Roy Truax,Walter Carter,Wilbur Clifford Edmundson,William Henry Black,A. B. Clawson,E. I. Kotok,Edwin Alfonso Trowbridge,H. E. Dvorachek,Horace Greeley Byers,K. D. Jacob,K. F. Warner,Lester Henry Reineke,O. N. Eaton,Charles Vinyard Wilson|
|Author||: Laura Lippman,Regina Reagan|
Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected - and first female - state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her revered father famously served. Fiercely ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only 18, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Propelled into the past, Lu realises that even if she could learn the whole truth, she probably wouldn't want to.
|Author||: Laura Lippman|
New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience. Her voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising. Meet the Woman Behind the Books… In this collection of new and previously published essays, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers her take on a woman's life across the decades. Her childhood and school years, her newspaper career, her experiences as a novelist—Lippman finds universal touchstones in an unusual life that has as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction. Essays include: · Men Explain The Wire to Me · Game of Crones · My Life as a Villainess · My Father’s Bar · The 31st Stocking These candid essays offer long-time readers insight into the experiences that helped Lippman become one of the most successful crime novelists of her generation.
|Editor||: Amer Inst of Chemical Engineers|
Comprises papers from a conference, held in October 1997, and co-sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), UK Health and Safety Executive, and European Federation of Chemical Engineering. The text concentrates on the current state of risk assessment as perceived from a broad selection of industry and regulatory viewpoints, and introduces discussion of the recent USEPA Risk Management Program interpretation tools.
|Author||: Jobe Leonard|
A must have guide for anyone who spends time at the lake with children. This should be the first book you read any and every child arriving at your boat, lake property, campsite, dock, fishing trip, summer lake vacation, or lake cabin. Make it a summer holiday tradition, you will not regret it. This Lake Safety Book is a perfect guide to share with a young child before their first trip to the lake, or anytime you have young guests visit you at the lake. Filled with colorful and fun pictures with correlating text, the Lake Safety Book will help any parent to educate their child in the best practices for a safe and enjoyable vacation. Complete with the most common, but important, instructions this is a must have tool for your trip. Space is also included at the end for your own rules and regulations to enjoy your water vacation. Don't leave for the lake without first consulting this wonderful guide. Pick up your copy of this educational picture book today and be prepared for a safe trip to the lake! A trip to the lake can be a fun and enjoyable activity for the entire family, but safety comes first. With this Lake Safety picture book you can show and tell your youngster the do's and don'ts of having fun at the lake. Complete already with over twenty important reminders, there is space also included at the end for your own rules and regulations to safely enjoy your water vacation. Filled with colorful, informative pictures as well as text, the Lake Fun Book is the perfect accompaniment to your next lake outing.
|Author||: Public Service Commission of Maryland|
WARNING: This is not the actual book Looking for Alaska by John Green. Do not buy this reading Sidekick if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.Use this expert sidekick to dissect these themes in Looking for Alaska, while enjoying a detailed analysis of each chapter of the book. If that wasn't enough, we close with potential questions and responses to help you get the conversation started with co-workers, friends, or fellow book club members.This newly discovered gem from the past (2005) has become a must-read, thanks in no small part to the success of Green's 2012 masterpiece: The Fault in Our Stars. As many Green fans have already discovered, our sidekick is the ultimate go-to source for understanding the complexities of John Green's tales of teen angst and tragedy. Looking for Alaska tells the story of Miles Halter, a 16-year-old with a nondescript life who is seeking a "Great Perhaps." In his quest, he finds himself at the Culver Creek Boarding School, where his past life of boredom and safety takes a back seat to adventure and sexual experimentation.His trek to the other side of the tracks takes him only a few steps, as he meets Alaska Young just down the hall at school. She is sexy, funny, and everything else that makes teenage boys drool. She is also a self-destructive sort, headed toward the "After" portion of Looking for Alaska, where everything comes crashing down. As our sidekick details, the themes of life and death weave their way through the novel, drawing the characters closer together while preparing them for something that will rip them apart.