To Kill a Hummingbird

To Kill a Hummingbird
  • Author : J.R. Ripley
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781516103102

To Kill a Hummingbird Book Review:

For Amy Simms, owner of Birds & Bees, nothing is more important than impressing her old professor, but this odd bird is about to fall to earth . . . When her favorite ornithology professor comes calling, Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms hangs six hummingbird feeders around the shop to welcome Professor Livingston with a flock of his favorite flying creatures. But Amy soon finds that the sugar water in the feeders brings more than a swarm of hummingbirds. It also attracts murder. Professor Livingston is just as friendly as Amy remembers, but something seems to be troubling him. When Amy pays him a visit that night, she finds the professor slumped over a table with a pair of scissors buried in his neck. And standing over his body is Rose Smith, the local bookseller, who claims she killed him. But while the police believe they have a bird in hand, Amy thinks the real killer may still be in the bush . . . Praise for J.R. Ripley’s Beignets, Brides and Bodies “A clever, amusing cozy.” —Publishers Weekly “Ripley’s entertaining second series outing is a tasty option for foodie mystery fans of Sandra Balzo and Jessica Beck.” — Library Journal

Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis, from 1840 to 1843; and of the Combined Naval and Military Operations in China

Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis, from 1840 to 1843; and of the Combined Naval and Military Operations in China
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 566
  • Relase : 2020-03-07
  • ISBN : 046161989X

Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis, from 1840 to 1843; and of the Combined Naval and Military Operations in China Book Review:

To See Every Bird on Earth

To See Every Bird on Earth
  • Author : Dan Koeppel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2006-04-25
  • ISBN : 9781440627033

To See Every Bird on Earth Book Review:

What drives a man to travel to sixty countries and spend a fortune to count birds? And what if that man is your father? Richard Koeppel’s obsession began at age twelve, in Queens, New York, when he first spotted a Brown Thrasher, and jotted the sighting in a notebook. Several decades, one failed marriage, and two sons later, he set out to see every bird on earth, becoming a member of a subculture of competitive bird watchers worldwide all pursuing the same goal. Over twenty-five years, he collected over seven thousand species, becoming one of about ten people ever to do so. To See Every Bird on Earth explores the thrill of this chase, a crusade at the expense of all else—for the sake of making a check in a notebook. A riveting glimpse into a fascinating subculture, the book traces the love, loss, and reconnection between a father and son, and explains why birds are so critical to the human search for our place in the world. “Marvelous. I loved just about everything about this book.”—Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman “A lovingly told story . . . helps you understand what moves humans to seek escape in seemingly strange other worlds.”—Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak “Everyone has his or her addiction, and birdwatching is the drug of choice for the father of author Dan Koeppel, who writes affectionately but honestly about his father’s obsession.”—Audubon Magazine (editor’s choice) “As a glimpse into human behavior and family relationships, To See Every Bird on Earth is a rarity: a book about birding that nonbirders will find just as rewarding.”—Chicago Tribune

Detective School 101

Detective School 101
  • Author : J R Ripley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2020-11-26
  • ISBN : 1892339447

Detective School 101 Book Review:

First in a new series by bestselling author J.R. Ripley!Jane Bright is a college-educated news reporter with loads of talent and determination. But she's stuck writing a gardening and southern living column for a local South Florida paper. Jane wants more. Lots more.James Stewart, on the other hand, hasn't been able to figure out what to do with his life. He's a law school dropout. And this whole struggling musician thing has proven to be too much of a struggle. Jane and James stumble onto each other and into a murder case. And detective school. Bruno Caliostro's School of Detection, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to be precise. If you're going to be a PI, you've got to be precise, right?Neither Jane nor James quite knows what they are doing when it comes to the detective biz. They are going to have to learn fast if Jane wants to get her story and James, framed for a murder he didn't commit, wants to figure out the real killer's identity so he doesn't end up trading a classroom for a prison cell!

Dead Straight

Dead Straight
  • Author : K T Bowes
  • Publisher : Hakarimata Press
  • Pages : 271
  • Relase : 2019-08-22
  • ISBN : 9788834174050

Dead Straight Book Review:

What does sex lube, a murder, and a secret guild of women have in common? Kit Maguire is the link. That, and her discovery that the purple-willy-shaped tube of lube is fantastic for styling her wayward hair. A national disaster means the lube is in short supply and the hunt is on to find more before Kit’s curls turn to frizz. The Women with Curls guild is desperate for a demonstration but Kit isn’t keen on sharing what little she has left. When the handsome Jackson Delaney arrests her for the murder of her boss, Kit is faced with life in prison and the threat of a permanent ponytail. It’s up to her flat mates to discover who really killed the lovely Mr Roy, but can the two vicars and an absent-minded scientist find the key to Kit’s innocence before it’s too late? Start reading this hysterically funny novel today. The queen of curly hair herself has called it, 'Hairlarious.' Keywords relating to this novel: cozy mystery series, cozy mystery series books, cozy mystery authors, cozy beach mysteries, cozy books, cozy books mysteries, lighthearted cozy mysteries, lighthearted books for women, lighthearted mystery books, If you like Sophie Kinsella, you’ll love The Curly Fan Club series

How the Finch Stole Christmas!

How the Finch Stole Christmas!
  • Author : Donna Andrews
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2017-10-24
  • ISBN : 9781250115461

How the Finch Stole Christmas! Book Review:

As in her previous Christmas mysteries, Six Geese a-Slaying, Duck the Halls, and The Nightingale Before Christmas, Andrews continues to write “firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie’s Christmas books” (Toronto Globe and Mail). New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews takes us home to Caerphilly for the holidays in her new hilarious Christmas mystery How the Finch Stole Christmas! Meg's husband has decided to escalate his one-man show of Dickens' A Christmas Carol into a full-scale production with a large cast including their sons Jamie and Josh as Tiny Tim and young Scrooge and Meg helping as stage manager. The show must go on, even if the famous—though slightly over-the-hill—actor who's come to town to play the starring role of Scrooge has brought a sleigh-load of baggage and enemies with him. And why is Caerphilly suddenly overrun with a surplus of beautiful caged finches? How the Finch Stole Christmas! is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into the holidays of cozy lovers everywhere with its gut-bustingly funny mystery.

Blue Place

Blue Place
  • Author : Nicola Griffith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0061856185

Blue Place Book Review:

A police lieutenant with the elite "Red Dogs" until she retired at twenty-nine , Aud Torvigen is a rangy six-footer with eyes the color of cement and a tendency to hurt people who get in her way. Born in Norway into the failed marriage between a Scandinavian diplomat and an American businessman, she now makes Atlanta her home, luxuriating in the lush heat and brashness of the New South. She glides easily between the world of silken elegance and that of sleaze and sudden savagery, equally at home in both; functional, deadly, and temporarily quiescent, like a folded razor. On a humid April evening between storms, out walking just to stay sharp, she turns a corner and collides with a running woman, Catching the scent of clean, rain-soaked hair, Aud nods and silently tells the stranger Today, you are lucky, and moves on—when behind her house explodes, incinerating its sole occupant, a renowned art historian. When Aud turns back, the woman is gone.

Man In The Water

Man In The Water
  • Author : Jon Hill
  • Publisher : Banzai Press
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 2021-08-23
  • ISBN :

Man In The Water Book Review:

THE FALL WAS JUST THE BEGINNING... An attempted murder. A missing spouse. And an international conspiracy that could change the world. Jack Green has always been skeptical of so-called facts. Though he's forced to confront the reality about his wife's recent cancer diagnosis, he puts his own needs aside to make the best of what may be their last vacation. But he's shocked to be rudely awoken in his stateroom, abducted by masked men and thrown off the cruise. Plucked from the ocean's cold grip of death, he fears the worst when he learns his spouse has disappeared. But when he returns home to find his mother-in-law and son missing, his frantic search reveals a staggering secret he refuses to believe... until someone tries to kill him. Can Jack uncover the conspiracy surrounding his family before the next attempt on his life succeeds? Man In The Water is the chilling first book in A Jack and Stacey Green suspense series. If you like spine-tingling espionage, complex characters, and surprise twists and turns, then you'll love Jon Hill's action-packed tale.

The Woodpecker Always Pecks Twice

The Woodpecker Always Pecks Twice
  • Author : J.R. Ripley
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2017-05-16
  • ISBN : 9781601838346

The Woodpecker Always Pecks Twice Book Review:

A red-bellied woodpecker may lead to a yellow-bellied killer ... One morning when unwilling early bird Amy Simms grabs her binoculars for a closer look at the woodpecker who’s been waking her up, she can't believe her eyes. Across Ruby Lake, through a curtain of rain, she sees a body being tossed out of an upstairs window at the old McKutcheon place. Or at least she thinks she does. The police chief finds no body—only a discarded dressmaker's dummy—and complains that Amy sent him on a wild-goose chase. She should probably focus on minding her store, Birds & Bees, but Amy can't help snooping. And when she turns up another body—a murdered member of her birdwatching group—Amy once again needs to wing it as a sleuth to zoom in on a killer ...

Bird Biographies

Bird Biographies
  • Author : Alice Eliza Ball
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN :

Bird Biographies Book Review:

Most people are surprised to learn that about sixty species of birds may be seen in the north-central part of Eastern North America during the winter months. Many of us, if questioned, would affirm that sparrows, crows, and jays are the only winter birds to be found. If some one opens for us the door which leads out into the great bird-world, we may say, as did the writer of the old couplet:

Nest Egg

Nest Egg
  • Author : Josi Avari
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-03-09
  • ISBN : 1950529037

Nest Egg Book Review:

Saffron Skye has inherited a little piece of Hawaiian paradise. Only it's filled with the leftovers of her late uncle's life and overrun with his enormous flock of chickens. When her new friend, the oldest man in town, dies, no one else finds it suspicious. But as the town's newest poultry keeper Saffron recognizes fowl play when she sees it. Saffron is a tetrachromat and can see colors nobody else can see. If only she could do the same with killers. To find the culprit--and the victim's hidden fortune--Saffron will have to look in some surprising places. Even her new flock will lend a wing. With scrumptious island food galore and two handsome men vying for her attention, Saffron has to focus, crack a few eggs . . . and crack the case.

Tempest in the Tea Room

Tempest in the Tea Room
  • Author : Libi Astaire
  • Publisher : Jewish Regency Mystery
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0983793166

Tempest in the Tea Room Book Review:

There's trouble afoot in Regency London's Jewish community, and no one to stop the crimes-until wealthy-widower-turned-sleuth Mr. Ezra Melamed teams up with an unlikely pair: General Well'ngone and the Earl of Gravel Lane, the leaders of a gang of young Jewish pickpockets. In this first volume of the Jewish Regency Mystery Series, a young Jewish physician is accused of poisoning his wealthy patient, Lady Marblehead, as well as stealing a priceless pearl bracelet from her jewelry box. After more outbreaks of the mysterious ailment occur in the city, an increasingly hysterical Jewish community turns to Mr. Melamed to investigate the case-who in turn enlists the aid of General Well'ngone and the Earl of Gravel Lane to find the real culprit. But there are too few clues and too little time in this humorous mystery story featuring British detectives who are definitely in a class of their own.

The Bird Book

The Bird Book
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 472
  • Relase : 1915
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433011013707

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Towhee Get Your Gun

Towhee Get Your Gun
  • Author : J.R. Ripley
  • Publisher : Lyrical Underground
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2017-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781601838322

Towhee Get Your Gun Book Review:

When Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms volunteers to act in a local production of Annie, Get Your Gun, she finds herself upstaged by a killer waiting in the wings . . . Who’s got time for birdwatching? Amy has enough to do running her shop, fighting attempts by the town planning commission to demolish her old Victorian house, and rescuing an injured towhee. Yet somehow she allows herself to get roped into performing in the Ruby Lake, North Carolina, community theater’s new musical after some cast members get injured by mysterious mishaps. The production seems plagued by bad luck, but events turn tragic when a member of the company is found murdered in a locked dressing room. Trading in her binoculars for a magnifying glass, Amy steps into the role of amateur sleuth and soon discovers the victim ruffled a lot of feathers. With a flock of suspects, Amy will need to beat the bushes before the cagey killer takes flight. After all, the show must go on . . . Praise for J.R. Ripley’s Buried in Beignets “Those who like their mysteries relatively nonviolent and delivered with a smile will thoroughly enjoy this little gem.” —Booklist “A fun new cozy series. I would definitely read another, so I hope this is the first of many.” —Myshelf.com

From Garden to Grave

From Garden to Grave
  • Author : Rickie Blair
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 307
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 099509814X

From Garden to Grave Book Review:

"Verity Hawkes is a shut-in. After two years bunkered in her apartment, the only thing that gets her out is the disappearance of her beloved but eccentric aunt. As she takes over her aunt's landscaping shop, she'll need to go from hoarder to horticulturist in a hurry.... Her new home of Leafy Hollow is quaint, except for her most obnoxious client. When a series of freak accidents kills the customer, all signs point to Verity as the killer. The hunt for answers is on, and Verity must question a tipsy carpenter, a bacon-peddling vegan restaurateur, and her dreamy landscaping competitor to keep her new life afloat. Failure to find the truth could put her back in a confined space for much more than two years."--Page 4 of cover.

A Magnificent Obsession

A Magnificent Obsession
  • Author : Helen Rappaport
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2012-03-13
  • ISBN : 9781429940924

A Magnificent Obsession Book Review:

As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband – a story that began as fairy tale and ended in tragedy. After the untimely death of Prince Albert, the queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy. For Britain had not just lost a prince: during his twenty year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after Albert's death was so extreme, that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later. Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal Archives and other neglected sources, as well as the newspapers of the day, Rappaport offers a new perspective on this compelling historical psychodrama--the crucial final months of the prince's life and the first long, dark ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She draws a portrait of a queen obsessed with her living husband and – after his death – with his enduring place in history. Magnificent Obsession will also throw new light on the true nature of the prince's chronic physical condition, overturning for good the 150-year old myth that he died of typhoid fever.

The Book of Beasts

The Book of Beasts
  • Author : E. Nesbit
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 36
  • Relase : 2017-12-15
  • ISBN : 198174021X

The Book of Beasts Book Review:

The Book of Beasts is an exciting short story from The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit that is revised and edited for The Gunston Trust for Nonviolence in Children's Literature. This delightful tale of a child-king who releases the Terrible Red Beasts from an ancient book he finds in the castle library. How will he ever capture this beast so that the kingdom can once again be happy and safe? Recommended for ages 7 - 12 years.

The Bodies in the Library

The Bodies in the Library
  • Author : Marty Wingate
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2019-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781984804129

The Bodies in the Library Book Review:

Hayley Burke's fresh start as the curator of The First Edition Society's library in Bath, England, is about to take a rotten turn in this charming new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate. Hayley Burke has landed a dream job. She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling's First Edition library. The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England. Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar, Lady Fowling's former secretary. Mrs. Woolgar does not like Hayley's ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood. And she is not even aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteries. Hayley is faking it till she makes it, and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight--an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank House. But when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library, Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new job.

A Little Life

A Little Life
  • Author : Hanya Yanagihara
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 2015-03-10
  • ISBN : 9780385539265

A Little Life Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

Justin

Justin
  • Author : Christi Snow,Mia Downing,Sarah Negovetich,Joshua Scott Brown,Shauna Kruse
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2015-01-21
  • ISBN : 1505910234

Justin Book Review:

Tara Malone is having one of those lives. Born to Oscar award-winning actor, Anthony Malone, and model-famous beauty, Veronica Scott, she should have it made. But her curvy figure and out-of-control frizzy red hair are just the start of her many, many issues. Now to make matters worse, she's started out her week by running over model, Justin James, with her car. She had a lot of fantasies about the cover model, but never did any of them include vehicular assault. Justin James doesn't have time for two broken wrists, but neither does his over-achieving family. He can't open up his fridge or unzip his fly without excruciating pain and no one else has the time to help him. Tara already shot him down at the accident scene, but maybe he can work this so that the curvy bombshell has a reason to hang around for a bit. He's not above using guilt if it means he gets to know her better. The first in a new series of novellas inspired by Shauna Kruse's photography and her beautiful male models. The Male Model Chronicles. Disclaimer: The Male Model Chronicles, a new fictional series, built around the real-life world of Kruse Images & Photography and the gorgeous male models that Shauna Kruse gets to immortalize in her photos. The heroes are real people who also happen to be male models, but every single other thing about the series is fiction.