With its gorgeous and sultry illustrations and its hip steampunk storyline, Lady Mechanika is a graphic novel that makes for an excellent read. Part woman, part machine, the beautiful Lady Mechanika knows nothing of what came before her awakening. Who she is and where she comes from are questions that lie behind her every act. Her exploits are legendary, but is she the person she is believed to be? The inventor Lewis provides her with the technology that aids her in her cases and provides valuable backup.
Lady Mechanika is a fun, action packed adventure with monstrous technology and vivid illustrations. Often over the top, the first volume of this steampunk series is easily enjoyed by teens and adults.
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E-Murderer: A Jenna Scali mystery By Joan C Curtis
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date: December 17, 2015
I have mixed feelings about E-Murderer. On the whole, I liked it, but the novel wasn't without problems.
The first few chapters of E-Murderer are a bit awkward. It took me a while to get into the story, in part because I was thrown by some of the dated views of technology. It irritated me when Jenna, Starr, and even Dr. B had no idea that a person could get an email address on a server outside of the country. It also irritated me that while Dr. B had many privacy issues, he had no problems with office staff reading case notes - something that would never happen in real life. Also, if a psychiatrist feels a person may hurt themselves or others, they will report it to the authorities. After I got past these issues, I became more interested in the story.
Joan Curtis does a good job ratcheting up the tension. It's very clear that Jenn...
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...
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...
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...
A ruthless assassin at large in the UK and heading for a target in Cambridge… an office steaming with jealousy and passion… a hero’s body found in a war museum and a disconsolate man – gnawed at by ghosts from his distant and recent past – charged with finding the murderer.
With a steadily increasing fusion of murder, intrigue and suspense, the floundering Mark McKay finds himself thrown onto a hotbed of deception, fraud, incest and even a neo-Nazi’s murderous intent.
Set in Cambridge at around the turn of the millennium, The Path of the Bullet, the first of the new Cambridge Mysteries series, explains how McKay forsakes his hermitic existence on the Lincolnshire coast and becomes attracted to the beautiful city of Cambridge in both mind and body.
M. C. Jacques is an author with promise. He is a skilled writer, but that isn't quite enough to redeem The Path of...
Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.
It's the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she's asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up...until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.
On Thin Icing is modeled after the classic manor house mystery. In Ellie Alexander’s cozy debut, Jules Capshaw is hired to cater for a weekend retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The retreat takes place at an isolated resort a few hours from Ashland. Jules expects that her main challenge will be delighting the palates of the directors and cooking in an unfamiliar kitchen. What she gets is far different. Her estranged husband Carlos ar...
Subterranean Press is pleased to present a long Otherworld novella by Kelley Armstrong, featuring a number of full-color illustrations by Xaviere Daumarie. The Trade Hardcover of Driven will feature a full-color dust jacket as well as four full-color interior illustrations. The Signed Limited Edition will have a completely different dust jacket, full-color endsheets, and two additional full-color illustrations not in the Trade. If you own a copy of the limited edition of Forsaken, please mention your number to match when checking out.
Cains are known for being big, brutish and not-too-bright. The mutt clan embodies all the supernatural world’s worst stereotypes about werewolves. But not even the Cains deserve to be hunted down and skinned like animals.
When young Davis Cain comes to the Pack for help, Alpha Ele...
Murder Most Finicky: A Pawsitively Organic Mystery
by Liz Mugavero
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date: December 29, 2015
The dog days of summer have arrived in the small town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut, and business is booming for Kristan "Stan" Connor. Her Pawsitively Organic pet food has even caught the attention of celebrity pastry chef Sheldon Allyn, who helps Stan open a fancy pet pastry shop in Frog Ledge. A partnership is born, and Sheldon invites Stan to Newport, Rhode Island, for an appreciation weekend he's hosting for all his independent chefs. But the gourmet getaway turns sour when one of the chefs turns up dead, and a second one goes missing. . .
As Stan tries to figure out who had a recipe for murder, the pool of suspects expands. And if she can't sniff out the culprit soon, this killer may just serve up a second helping of murder. . .
Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!
Liz Mugavero serves up yet another tasty mystery with her newest Pawsitive...
The Ocean Painting Society invites you to join the painting wave...
It’s June in the quiet Los Angeles County city of Vista Beach, the place computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson calls home. Decorative painters are flocking to the newly built Akaw hotel to attend the Ocean Painting Society’s inaugural convention.
During the week-long event, Rory plans on shopping the trade show floor, working in her mother’s booth, taking classes and connecting with other decorative painting fans. She doesn’t expect to witness her childhood friend collapse in class and die. When the police find no evidence of foul play, Rory embarks on her own investigation. Can she brush aside the lies to uncover the truth and bring the killer to justice?