Each volume in the Collector's Library series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and further reading list. The Afterword is by leading UK playwright, novelist and eminent Sherlockian, David Stuart Davies.
Ask Aria Morse anything, and she must answer with the truth. Yet she rarely understands the cryptic words she‘s compelled to utter. Bed—or cursed—with the power of an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, she does her best to avoid anyone and everyone. But Aria can no longer hide when Jade, one of the few girls at school who ever showed her any kindness, disappears. Any time Aria overhears a question about Jade, she inadvertently reveals something new, a clue or hint as to why Jade vanished. But like stray pieces from different puzzles, her words never present a clear picture. Then there’s Alex, damaged and dangerous, but the first person other than Jade to stand up for her. And Will, who offers a bond that seems impossible for a girl who’s always been alone. Both were involved with Jade. Aria may be the only one who can find out what happened, but the closer she gets to solving the crime, the more she becomes a target. Not everyone wants the truth to come out.
Hop aboard the Thingamajigger and join the Cat and Co. as they travel the world and visit six different habitats—a tropical rainforest, the African savanna, a desert, the Arctic, a rocky shore, and Sally's backyard—in this sturdy, oversize board book with 50 flaps about places visited in the PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! See that jaguar hidden in the rain forest? Lift the flap to find out how its spotted fur helps the big cat disappear in the dappled light. See that patch of sand on the beach? Lift the flap to find a soft-shelled clam buried in the sand! Perfect for little hands and curious minds, this is a great way to introduce natural history featuring a character kids know and love!
Catarina é uma rapariga de uma pacata vila do litoral norte de Portugal e é através do seu diário que partilha connosco alguns dos momentos mais marcantes da idade a que ela mesma chamou «do azar». Com treze anos, Catarina não gosta do seu corpo, acha que tem um pai demasiado controlador que não a deixa fazer nada, quer ser uma detective implacável quando crescer, esforça-se por ter boas notas a Matemática e apaixona-se sempre pelo rapaz errado! Mas é também ao longo deste ano que aprende que a vida consegue ser ainda mais dura do que aparenta: a súbita doença da irmã Verónica e a gravidez aos quinze anos de uma amiga da escola vêm abalar a visão do mundo que até então Catarina tinha, obrigando-a a fazer descobertas importantes acerca de si própria e do universo que a rodeia… As alegrias, os desgostos, as dúvidas e os medos contados na primeira pessoa, na idade em que, apesar de tudo, o sonho ainda domina.
When famed psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts a murder will occur at England’s Belief and Beyond conference, her science-minded colleagues recruit twenty-six-year-old budding sleuth Emily Castles to attend the event as a “future crimes investigator.” The suspected victim: celebrated magician Edmund Zenon, who plans to perform a daring stunt at the conference—and is offering fifty thousand pounds to any attendee who can prove that the paranormal exists. In the seaside town of Torquay, Emily meets a colorful cast of characters: dramatic fortune-teller Madame Nova; kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds; Sarah and Tim Taylor, devastated parents mourning their late son; and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel. Tensions rise as believers in science, the supernatural, and the spiritual clash with one another.
But once a body count begins, Emily must excuse herself from the séances and positivity circles, and use old-fashioned detective work to find the killer. Helen Smith is a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, the Crime Writers Association and English PEN. She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both--from cleaning motels to working as a magician's assistant--before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel. Her work has been reviewed in The Times, the Guardian, The Independent, Time Out and the Times Literary Supplement.
Her books have reached number one in the bestseller lists in the Kindle store on both sides of the Atlantic.
The German Army of World War II (1939-1945) collectively referred to its various engineer units as Pioniere - what would be called combat engineers in the West. This organization included Pioniertruppen (Pionier Troops), Bautruppen (Construction Troops), Eisenbahntruppen (Railway Troops), and Technische Truppen (Technical Troops). They were first and foremost assault troops, and construction workers second. They were tasked with overcoming manmade and natural obstacles, and in the attack they supported the infantry as specialist assault troops, attacking fortified positions with demolitions and flamethrowers. In the defence they constructed fortifications and shelters, erected obstacles, laid minefields, planted booby traps, cleared fields of fire, erected camouflage, and maintained supply routes. This book examines the recruitment and special training of a German Pionier. It also covers life in the field while on campaign and the of a Pionier role in supporting infantry assaults.
José Paronella was a Spanish migrant, who came to Australia from Catalonia in 1913. Like many Southern Europeans, he worked in North Queensland canefields and by saving his money bought his own farm. This was only the beginning of José's ambitions. He went on to make a fortune by buying and selling farms and other investments. He needed this money for a particular purpose - to build his dream, a Spanish Castle and Pleasure Grounds set in the tropical rainforest. This is the story of the fulfilment of his vision and the part nature played in the tragedy which later wiped out so many of his creations. José was a man who attempted the impossible; who loved Australia passionately. He was a visionary, a pioneer, farmer, architect, builder, engineer, landscape designer and buisnessman. Above all, José was an interesting and complex man - he was shrewd and ambitious; confident and proud; a perfectionist; quick-tempered; sexy and handsome; gregarious and fun-loving; loyal to family and friends.