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The Mystery of Mercy Close

By Marian Keyes
  • ISBN Code: : 0718198271
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
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The Mystery of Mercy Close is the tale of strong and sassy but vulnerable, private detective Helen Walsh who is looking for a missing person - but can she find him before she loses herself? 'I have a habit of taking instant dislikes to people. Simply because it saves time . . .' Wasp-tongued private investigator Helen Walsh doesn't believe in love, fear, depression or hot drinks. But when a missing persons case takes her into the dark, glamorous world of her dodgy ex, Jay Parker, she is drawn away from Artie Devlin, her distinctly unglamorous detective boyfriend. Caught between smart, stable Artie and chaotic, up-for-anything Jay - two different, but equally enticing men - and plagued by her own black doubts, Helen finds she's beginning to believe in something. But is it fear, or is it love? 'A brilliant, unusual, brave, sexy, book . . . will confirm Keyes's place as one of our finest writers' Jojo Moyes 'Gut-bustingly funny' Independent on Sunday 'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express 'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' Daily Mail

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'Dickens's finest work in the genre of the detective story was his last' The Times Edwin Drood is contracted to marry orphan Rosa when he comes of age, but when they find that duty has gradually replaced affection, they agree to break off the engagement. Shortly afterwards, in the middle of a storm on Christmas Eve, Edwin disappears. Beyond this there are further intrigues: the dark opium underworld of the sleepy cathedral town of Cloisterham, and the sinister double life of choir-master Jasper, whose drug-fuelled fantasy life belies his appearance. Dickens died before completing Edwin Drood, leaving generations of readers to try and solve its tantalizing mystery. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Paroissien

Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre

By Erin Hurt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351606964
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 354
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Scholars and readers alike need little help identifying the infamous Bridget Jones or Carrie Bradshaw. While it is no stretch to say that these fictional characters are the most recognizable within the chic lit genre, there are certainly many others that have helped define this body of work. While previous research has focused primarily on white American chick lit, Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre, takes a wider look at the genre, by exploring chick lit novels featuring protagonists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds set both within and outside of the US.

The Booby Trap and Other Bits and Boobs

By Dawn O'Porter
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  • Publisher : Hot Key Books
  • Book Code : 147140143X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 485
  • Pdf File: the-boo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In aid of breast cancer charities. A collection of stories from famous names with one thing in common - boobs! Knockers, baps, bazoomas and hooters - big ones, small ones, man boobs, boob jobs and lopsided lady lumps - every boob tells a story. From teenage diaries that will make you laugh out loud and squirm with embarrassment, to heart-breaking first-hand celebrity confessions, journalist and author Dawn O'Porter is joined by celebrities such as Caitlin Moran, Chris O'Dowd, Jameela Jamil and Sarah Millican in a big book of all things booby. Bestselling authors also contribute with writing from Maureen Johnson, Marian Keyes, Patrick Ness, Laura Dockrill, James Dawson, Will Hill, Maude Apatow and Benjamin Zephaniah. This is a full-frontal insight into breasts, nips, pecs and all the other bits and boobs.

Reflective Practice

By Janet Hargreaves,Louise Page
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0745656943
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: reflective-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reflective practice is an essential skill for those working in health and social care, but why is it so vital and how can it be learned? As inter-disciplinary working becomes more common, finding shared ways of reflection on practice are becoming more and more important. How do we share our ideas and thoughts to enrich both professionals and their client base? This book uses stories and exercises to enable readers to develop their skills. Its emphasis is on the practical, from how to construct a reflective essay to the ethical ambiguities of whistleblowing and constructing a professional persona. The book is written with the needs of students of health and social care in mind. For those who want to develop their skills beyond the scope of the book, each chapter ends by with a step-up suggestion enabling them to build on what they have already learned.

Anybody Out There

By Marian Keyes
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141904755
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 902
  • Pdf File: anybody-out-there.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Anna Walsh needs her old life back: her home, her glamorous career and above all the love of her life, her husband Aidan. But can things ever return to the way they were? Anna Walsh is covered in bandages and lying in her parents' Good Front Room. She's dreaming of leaving Dublin and returning to New York. To her home. To her job. And most of all to her husband Aidan. Unfortunately, her family have other ideas. She's staying put. And Aidan? Well he's refusing to even take her calls. What has pushed Anna so far from everything that she loves? Is she the only one who can put it all right? And if not, who is? 'Keyes writes brilliantly, as always, about love, grief, jealously and friendship' Daily Mail 'A wonderful, subtle, hilarious and highly sophisticated novel' Evening Standard 'High quality entertainment' Marie Claire

Fever Rich: Mercy Mares Medical Cozy Mystery

By Ava Mallory
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  • Publisher : Ava Mallory
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 555
  • Pdf File: fever-rich.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Money. Mansions. Mayhem. Who knew they were a deadly combination? No one, and therein lies the problem... Mercy jumps at the chance to work close to home. No traveling. No dingy hotel rooms. No problem. When an eccentric millionaire hires her to care for his sick grandson, she doesn’t hesitate to say yes. No sooner does she arrive before she discovers things are not as they seem behind the grand estate’s iron gates. Rivalries run rampant. Keeping her young charge in line is one thing, but when she gets wind of the in-fighting between the staff and the extended family members, she knows it’s only a matter of time before things go wrong. What she didn't expect was that it'd turn deadly... With a house full of suspects, Mercy must use skills she didn't knew she had. But what if they make matters worse? Find out in this multicultural medical cozy mystery that features animals you'll love, quirky characters, a kidnapping, heist, an eccentric billionaire, and a fun-loving middle aged amateur sleuth, who just happens to be a traveling nurse!

Nubbin but Trouble

By Ava Mallory
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  • Publisher : Ava Mallory
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: nubbin-but-trouble.pdf

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He’s ornery. He’s grouchy. He’s missing. Nubbin doesn’t like to be told what to do. He especially doesn’t like to be told what not to do. Determined to keep things that way, he slips out of the nursing home and heads for bigger pastures. There are two problems with his plan: It’s the middle of winter and a band of brazen criminals are on the loose. Mercy has a sweet spot for her former patient. When she learns that he’s vanished, she drops everything to search for him, but the sly octogenarian doesn’t want to be found. Can she find him before he succumbs to the frigid temperatures, or worse, falls prey to something far more sinister? Nubbin but Trouble is book five in the Mercy Mares Mysteries. It features a traveling nurse with a knack for trouble and a heart of gold. With a band of misfits of all ages by her side, she's a force to be reckoned with and a sight to see. Follow her adventures as she chases crooks, criminals, and the occasional curmudgeon in this laugh-out-loud medical cozy mystery series that pays homage to nurses everywhere.

The Mercy Oak

By Kathryn R. Wall
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1429989920
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: the-mercy-oak.pdf

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In the South, family is the one thing worth dying—or killing—for. . . . Things are heating up between young widow Bay Tanner, sometime private investigator, and Red, local sheriff's sergeant and her late husband's brother. But a new case that strikes too close to home endangers more than just her love life. An unexpected call from her housekeeper's son hints that a recent hit-and-run may have been more than an accident. Roberto fears the victim, a local crusader for the rights of illegal immigrants, may have been silenced. But almost immediately it becomes clear that the dead girl was not the intended victim, and before Bay has a chance to launch an investigation, Roberto himself disappears. Meanwhile, Red and the rest of the sheriff's deputies are working overtime to solve a string of holdups terrorizing local businesses and banks. When Lavinia Smalls, longtime companion to Bay's crippled father, is caught up in one of these robberies, Bay finds herself enmeshed in yet another mystery. What does Lavinia know about this gang of thieves, and why is she so reluctant to share her secret? What clues does her friend, the ancient black man with the intricately carved walking stick, carry in his muddled memory? Then the strange phone calls begin, and Bay realizes someone desperately wants her off the case—but which one? Determined to protect those she regards as family, Bay struggles against the fear that she may be endangering the very people she's come to love in order to bring a killer to justice. Almost too late, she discovers that tempers run hot and prejudices deep when it comes to the growing immigrant population of the sultry South Carolina Lowcountry. In Kathryn Wall's eighth captivating Southern mystery, Bay Tanner will pay a terrible price to uncover the secrets of the Mercy Oak.

Rachel's Holiday

By Marian Keyes
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141909811
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: rachel-s-holiday.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Deliciously dark and fantastically funny, Rachel's Holiday is the story of a young woman living life rather too well until the day she takes it too far endangering everything she cares about . . . 'They said I was a drug addict. But my occasional drug use was strictly recreational. And, hey, surely drug addicts are skinny?' Rachel is living it up in New York City, spending her nights talking her way into glamorous parties before heading home in the early hours to her hot boyfriend Luke. Then her sensible older sister shows up and even though it seems like a bad joke, she finds herself in actual rehab. It's there that she's supposed to kick her non-existent drug habit - and to get over losing Luke. Luke's a fox; he's also strong and kind, but he has had more than he can take of Rachel. None of this was part of her plan and saying goodbye to fun will be hard. But not as hard as losing the man that, too late, she believes might be the love of her life . . . 'Gloriously funny' Sunday Times 'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday 'The voice of a generation' Daily Mirror

Mysteries of Mary

By Rev. Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe
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  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • Book Code : 1935302779
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 476
  • Pdf File: mysteries-of-mary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Mysteries of Mary shows how the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary is perfectly and intimately identified with that of her Son. It is both a reflection on the most profound moments in Mary's earthly life, from the Immaculate Conception to Cana to Pentecost, and a systematic approach to the doctrine of Mary's spiritual maternity. Mary is the mother of all the faithful because she educates us as a mother, showing us through her example, her life, how we must live the mysteries of faith, hope, and the growth of charity. The early mysteries of Mary's life show us unswerving faith as Mary's soul and flesh are prepared to receive Jesus in the Nativity of the Lord. Through trial, charity is rooted and grows in Mary's heart, until finally that heart is pierced in the mysteries of sorrow. At last, the hope for the resurrected Lord blossoms in glory. Having endured with her Son the agonies of Calvary, Mary most immediately and fully experiences His return to life indeed, from the first beat of His glorious heart. The mysteries of Mary's life are signs that truly point us to the saving grace of Jesus. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to imitate Mary through growth in the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.