Henry Cole shows us a day in the life of a cat named Spot. Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a word journey through the city. Follow Spot as he weaves through busy city streets, visits a farmers market, wanders into a park full of kite-flyers, and beyond. But while Spot is out on his adventure, his beloved boy owner is looking for him—seeming to just miss him every time. When all seems almost lost, Spot’s story reminds us that there’s always a way back home.
Helena just needed a date for her class reunion. She didn’t think any of her friends would be up for the task, but two of them are so willing they want to compete for the opportunity. Now, she’s dating two men she was once “just friends” with, and they’re surprising her more every day, both emotionally and physically. Her body and her heart send her mixed signals as she enjoys all the pleasures of their competition. She never suspected how either of them felt, and now it’s up to her to decide what she really wants in a man. She knows only one of them can win her love, and soon she has to decide whose arms to stay in forever…
L'intreccio del racconto, la trama avvincente, i colpi di scena che si susseguono, la suspense che avvince il lettore fino all'ultima pagina: sono questi gli ingredienti di un buon giallo, e ben pochi scrittori hanno saputo padroneggiarli con la stessa abilità e sapienza di Edgar Wallace. Questo volume raccoglie la produzione migliore del grande autore inglese: dieci casi appassionanti, dieci crimini intricati, dieci matasse da sbrogliare in cui Wallace, con inventiva sempre nuova, costruisce altrettante situazioni criminose diversissime. Una sfida sempre nuova per il lettore, che potrà affinare e misurare il proprio acume investigativo, potrà nutrire e saziare il proprio desiderio del brivido nelle pagine dello scrittore che più di ogni altro ha fatto del poliziesco un genere ormai classico. Contiene: L’enigma della candela ritorta (The Clue of the Twisted Candle) La valle degli spiriti (The Valley of Ghost) Il cerchio scarlatto (The Crimson Circle) L’enigma dello spillo (The Clue of the New Pin) Il mistero delle tre querce (The Three Oak Mistery) La porta delle sette chiavi (The Door with Seven Lock) Lo smeraldo maledetto (The Square Emerald) La porta del traditore (The Traitor’s Gate) L’orma gigante (Big Foot) Il laccio rosso (The Frightened Lady)
Book One in a series: Lainey Harkin is a prosecutor who's on the rise. Sort of. Her boss handed her a gift - a felony prosecution before her first year anniversary. The perfect distraction from the search for her sister who left the family ten years ago.
But felony child abuse is not the case for Lainey to cut her teeth on. The case barely begins before heading south. The girl's father is not who he appears, the mother is insane and to top it off Lainey's instant connection to the abused girl, Ella, hinders her better judgment. Lainey Harkin hoped this case would propel her career and provide justice to an abused child. If the office investigator, Nick Rossi, could help her, it just might do that. Spending time with Nick is a distraction Lainey doesn't need but she must have his help and reluctantly asks him for it. She vows to keep her relationship with Nick professional, but ends up falling for him anyway. Lainey's faith in God is tested when she discovers that Ella's father is not Ron Michaels, a poor man in need of a public defender, but Vinnie Mancini, son of a powerful crime lord. The Mancini family has eluded prosecution for years which makes Lainey more determined than ever to put the abuser behind bars but the case takes on a life of its own. Disturbing events occur as Lainey builds her case against Vinnie and continues the search for her sister. Is she being targeted by a violent family or by someone who doesn't want her sister found?
If you had to let love go, how long would you await its return? For Mei, an awkward and reserved girl from a poor immigrant family, falling in love with worldly Lawson, a rich kid from Hong Kong sent to America to be educated, is easy. But burdened with family duties that neither could shrug off they must part ways after graduation, he to try his best to live up to his father's expectations of an only son, and she onto law school to fulfill her parents' dream. Moving on is hard but Mei and Lawson would soon realize that finding their way back to each other is even harder.
Few eras are so clearly associated with fashion as the Jazz Age. Clean, slim lines; elegance grounded in simplicity rather than ornament; and styles designed for the active lives of the men and women who wore them—nearly a century later, the styles of the era still thrill us. This book, accompanying an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, both celebrates Jazz Age fashion and helps us understand its context. While presenting beautiful images of classic works by such designers as Chanel, Patou, Lucile, Lanvin, Vionnet, Hartnell, and Molynuex, worn by stars and stunners like Clara Bow and Louise Brooks, it also shows us how the era’s fashion developed. Martin Pel traces the effects of the end of World War I, the rise of America, rapid changes in the lives and expectations of women, and technological breakthroughs like the introduction of Rayon and zippers. All played a part in the creation of an aesthetic that couldn’t have been farther from the buttoned-down, bustled-up clothing of the preceding generation. A testament to an era that marked the birth of the modern, and whose influence is still felt today, Jazz Age Fashion is an unforgettable document of an unforgettable age.
Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she's given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice. Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run...and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won't be easy. He's not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she's ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure...it's going to be a case they will never forget. **Hard To Fight is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**