The Sacrifice Stone is an enthralling tale that alternates between 175 AD, when Arles was part of the Roman empire and the present day.
Although religion plays an important role within The Sacrifice Stone, this is not a religious novel per se. It is a story about discovering and acknowledging the truth, both about the past and the present. It is a reminder that what seems is not necessarily what is.
St Theodore is believed to be a child martyr, murdered by a Roman legionnaire for refusing to worship Roman gods. The truth, however, is revealed to Beth Leighton, a young woman accompanying her brother on his research trip to France and Adam, a filmmaker they meet while touring Arles. Beth and Adam are drawn together through their visions and their desire to uncover the truth about St. Theodore.
The daughter of a vicar, Beth is used to the misogyny of her fath...
The Shut Eye is an unusual police procedural, made all the more memorable by the ways it deviates from the norm. It is a tale of loss, and a haunting reminder of how destructive not knowing can be.
Five months ago, James and Anna's son Daniel disappeared without a trace. The loss has driven Anna nearly insane. Each day she scours the footprints left in cement, the last indication of his existence. She cleans them obsessively, to protect them. Her desire for hope draws her to church, where she meets a psychic. He refuses to help, but after the meeting Anna begins having visions about a young girl.
Edie disappeared over a year earlier. The case is long without leads, but Detective Inspector Marvel refuses to give up. He is obsessed with discovering what happened to the little girl, even though his Super wants the case closed. Anna may be mad, but she may be his only...
A Revolutionary Detox of Nourishing Soups and Healing Broths from the Founders of Soupure
by Angela Blatteis, Vivienne Vella
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: December 29, 2015
Souping is the new juicing!
THE SOUP CLEANSE brings the hottest new detox trend to readers nationwide with a body-shaping program and delicious recipes from the founders of Soupure, the LA-based soup company at the forefront of this new movement that has been featured on Good Day LA and The Doctorsand in GOOP. Readers will lose weight, boost energy, and improve overall health as they sip nourishing soups and broths that purify the body while flooding it with much-needed nutrients. Unlike juicing and other cleanses, souping is a lifestyle, not a quick-fix solution, that allows readers to enjoy the healthy benefits of whole fruits and vegetables, including fiber, which is the key to true detoxing. Complete with meal plans, 50 delicious recipes, and beautiful photographs...
Police officer Nate Hammond led a well-ordered life until a chance meeting with a girl from his past drags him into an extraordinary adventure.
Writer Elizabeth Parish had a plan than never included Coldwater Bay, yet why was she possessed by the sudden urge to return to her hometown? Did it have something to do with that mysterious comic book or its equally secretive author? Or could the real reason be the boy she left years ago?
Sucked into a deadly comic book universe Nate and Libby find themselves in Second Chance City, home of the Refractor and a league of murderous adversaries. Can a knowledge of comic books, a half-hearted super-hero, misunderstood villains, science gone horribly awry, and an unusual flashlight help them find a way home or will their second chance at happily-ever-after only end in in death?
Rolly Waters has many reasons to regret going out for Mexican food at 2.30 in the morning. Not least because then he would never have met dance-club DJ Macy Starr – possibly the most infuriatingly unpredictable and secretive client he has ever taken on.
Macy Starr wants Rolly to find out what happened to the young woman she knew as Aunt Betty, the woman who rescued her as a child and who then disappeared without trace. The only clue she has to go on is a curious one-stringed guitar.
Rolly’s investigation leads to a weird world of alien-obsessed cults, a strange desert hideaway known as Slab City – and to a 20-year-old unsolved murder case. But how can he solve the mystery if he can’t even trust his own client?
Gourmet Pet Chef Kitty Karlyle must draw on more than her TV presenting skills when the producer of a new cooking show is found stabbed to death.
Pet chef Kitty serves gourmet meals to pampered canines, cats, birds, snakes (ugh), Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs and most any other pet belonging to her wealthy and quirky L.A. clientele. This is a town where pets have their own psychologists, psychics and masseuses, so why shouldn’t they have their own chefs, right?
Kitty finds herself somewhat reluctantly hosting a new cooking show called ‘The Pampered Pet’ on CuisineTV. While shooting the pilot, the show’s producer is found in her office with a knife in her back – one of Kitty’s knives, to be exact. The list of suspects is long and time is short. If Kitty can’t find the killer soon, her own goose might be cooked . . .
In this fascinating psychological neo-noir mystery, a notorious late 19th-century photograph provides the key to a contemporary murder.
In 1882, the young Lou Andreas-Salome, writer, psychoanalyst and femme fatale, appears with Friedrich Nietzche and another man in a bizarre photograph taken in Luzern, Switzerland. Over thirty years later, an intense art student in Freud’s Vienna presents Lou Salome with his own drawing based on the infamous photograph.
In the present day, Tess Berenson, a brilliant performance artist, moves into an art deco loft in downtown Oakland, California. Her new apartment, she learns, was vacated in a hurry by a professional dominatrix who used the name Chantal Desforges. Tess’s curiosity about Chantal intensifies when her body is discovered in the trunk of a stolen car at Oakland airport.
Embarking on an obsessive investigation into the murder, Tess discovers...
When a priceless antique is stolen, murder unravels the peaceful seaside town of Haven Harbor, Maine. . .
Angie Curtis and her fellow Mainely Needlepointers know how to enjoy their holidays. But nothing grabs their attention like tying up loose threads. So when Mary Clough drops in on the group's Fourth of July supper with a question about an antique needlepoint she's discovered in her family attic, Angie and her ravelers are happy to look into the matter.
Angie's best guess is that the mystery piece may have been stitched by Mary, Queen of Scots, famous not just for losing her head, but also for her needlepointing. If Angie's right, the piece would be extremely valuable. For safekeeping, Angie turns the piece over to her family lawyer, who places it in a safe in her office. But when the lawyer is found dead with the safe open and ransacked, the real...
In post–World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva Huntford, step outside of their social roles and put their lives at risk to apprehend a vicious killer. . .
December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate for nineteen-year-old Phoebe Renshaw and her three siblings at their beloved family estate of Foxwood Hall. The dreadful war is finally over; eldest daughter Julia's engagement to their houseguest, the Marquis of GiAllerton, appears imminent; and all have gathered to enjoy peace on earth, good will toward men.
But the peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered on the morning of Boxing Day, when the Marquis goes missing. Not entirely missing, however, as macabre evidence of foul play turns up in gift boxes given to lady's maid Eva Huntford and a handful of others. Having overheard her sister and the Marquis in a heated excha...
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Rush of Wings and The Maker’s Song series, a humorous, action-packed urban fantasy about a werewolf pack and an animal control officer in way over his head!
Someone is picking off fortune tellers and hippies in Oregon, snatching them out of their Birkenstocks mid-stride. And when the legend himself, Hal Rupert, Animal Control Officer, gets a whiff of the mystery, he knows he’s the man to solve it. In between proudly wrangling out-of-control cats and dogs, he’s noticed a peculiar uptick in another sort of animal…werewolves.
Hal infiltrates the country fair to investigate the disappearance of the flower children. But his real priority is protecting the love of his life, Desdemona Cohen, whose long purple tresses and black-glossed lips captured his heart the moment he first saw her standing behind the register at Hot Topic. De...