Richard Jury is still dealing with the guilt of the accident that sent Lu Aquilar into a coma. But then he gets assigned the case of a beautiful woman who was murdered on the grounds of a pub called the Black Cat. And the only witness is a black cat. The woman is unidentifiable-but Jury is going to see that the person responsible is known to all...
For New York City fashion and beauty photographer BriAnne Wills, the ´´crazy cat lady´´ is a myth. Co-written with Elyse Moody, senior editor at Martha Stewart Living , this book redefines the stereotype by showcasing 50 strong, independent, and artistic women who take the world in stride, flanked by their beloved felines. With its vibrant cover and gorgeous faux-suede spine, Girls and Their Cats features striking portraits and engaging profiles of each woman and her cat-or cats-including fun facts unique to each furry friend. Girls include: • Hannah Shaw, humane educator, animal advocate, and founder of the neonatal kitten rescue project Kitten Lady • Christene Barberich, cofounder of Refinery29 • Alyssa Mastromonaco, author, Crooked Media podcast host, and reproductive rights activist • Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR´s Latino USA • Nikki Garcia, owner and designer of the clothing line First Rite • Erica Chidi Cohen, doula, author, and cofounder of the reproductive health education company Loom • Anka Lavriv, tattoo artist and co-owner of Black Iris Tattoo Interspersed throughout are amusing lists any cat lady will find relatable, from ´´How to Catproof Your Home´´ to ´´The Chorus of Cat Sounds,´´ as well as an adoption resource guide and a list of rescue organizations in the United States and Canada. This irresistible book celebrates the powerful bond between a girl and her cat, proving that we need them just as much as they need us.
A millionaire´s cat may be the key to a murder mystery in this delightful novel from an Agatha Award-winning author. When Annabel Hinchby-Smythe accepts an offer to serve as interior decorator to computer mogul Arthur Arbuthnot, she can´t help noticing that no one in the house seems to genuinely like the tycoon-aside from his cat, Sally. After Arthur´s sudden death-and the revelation that Sally is named sole inheritor in his will-Annabel´s new task will be finding out the truth about her client´s demise, and keeping the furry heiress safe from harm. ´´Her portrayal of the kindhearted, martini-swigging Annabel is a winner.´´ -Booklist Praise for Marian Babson ´´Marian Babson´s name on a mystery is a guarantee of quality writing wrapped around an unusual crime.´´ -Houston Chronicle
A pigeon in the sky with diamonds pulls an ordinary woman into a perilous mystery, in this novel by an Agatha Award-winning author. Bettina Bilby doesn´t have much fun living with her nagging, critical mother-but at least this weekend she gets to temporarily take in her friend´s four cats. Then, after a rainstorm, one of her four-footed guests finds a dead carrier pigeon-and a fortune in diamonds-outside the house. As Bettina wonders what to do about this treasure that fell from the sky, some dangerous types start showing up around town, and before she knows it, Bettina´s dull life is enlivened by a murder mystery. Praise for Marian Babson ´´What can a reviewer say about Marian Babson? If you haven´t read at least one of her books, you have definitely missed the boat. She is consistently witty.´´ -Mystery News
In this noir character driven debut, rising star Chicago homicide investigator Shade Bardane´s wife suddenly dies in a freak accident. With his life turned upside down and drowning in tumblers of booze, the single father of two young children quickly disintegrates. The detective becomes useless at work. Chicago itself transforms into a darkened tomb where precious memories of Emily are soaked in the tragedy of her death. The detective decides to give up the drink and relocate mountain hamlet called Story Mount beneath the Cumberland Mountains of southeastern Kentucky. Deep in the mountains, the detective hopes to take a hiatus from life, but enjoying the simple rural wonders of idyllic Story Mount are soon disrupted by the glaring fact that big city problems have beat him there A stroll a few blocks off the main square, Shade swallows hard when he finds hoodlums with tattooed necks hopping into junk cars with smiling toothless, methamphetamine faces. Yet unlike Chicago, traveling a few miles in any direction finds Mother Nature at her finest, with sweeping vistas, clean mountains and sparkling lakes. But before Shade can throw a lure into the water, the murders start. Cruel. Torturous. Local wealthy women, begin showing up skinned alive. Shade joins the most disturbing investigation of his life and soon discovers after bringing the suspect into custody that the real killer lurks very close by...
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Brillant, lakonisch und bitterkomisch: Das Psychogramm unserer Zeit. Mann und Frau. Mutter und Tochter. Freunde und Freundinnen. In zwölf Stories erkundet Kristen Roupenian das Lebensgefühl von Menschen in einer schönen neuen Welt. Fragile Hierarchien und prekäre Lebenssituationen auf der einen, das Bedürfnis nach Sicherheit und Spaß auf der anderen Seite: Alles ist möglich, aber wer sind wir, wenn wir alles sein können? Mit so viel Einsicht in die Wünsche und Ängste des Einzelnen hat man noch nicht über das Zusammenleben in dieser neuen Zeit gelesen - einer Zeit, in der alles greifbar ist, und es doch immer schwerer wird, auch nur das Geringste davon zu erreichen. ´´Einzigartig - zum ersten Mal werden die Befindlichkeiten der Millennials beschrieben.´´ Washington Post.