Sherlock Holmes and the Necronomicon is a simply marvelous graphic novel. This Soleil-Dark Horse joint production combines exquisitely detailed art with a thrilling supernatural plot. Sylvain Cordurie is a French writer and artist known for his tales pitting the classic detective against various nefarious supernatural creatures menacing London.
The one weakness it has is due to its length and format, if is difficult to portray Sherlock’s eye for detail and his superior reasoning ability. What places Sherlock Holmes in the story is his conflict with Moriarty, who has returned from the dead. Moriarty needs Sherlock in order to return to his former self. Moriarty is the pawn of a man desiring the Necronomicon. The writer makes use of the reader’s background knowledge of the Sherlock Holmes, his conflict with Moriarty, and th...
The cat-human relationship sometimes works better than marriage. Love spans the great divide between us, linking two different species in a loving relationship.
Cats understand humans – enough at least to satisfy their needs. A cat can lead you to the fridge, persuade you to change the brand of cat food, wake you up in the morning to make sure its breakfast isn’t late, and share your bed in cold nights. It may even know how to move you off the most comfortable chair.
Cats are experts at twisting us around their little paws.
But do you understand your cat? Probably not as well as it understands you.
Cats are actually communicating to us all the time. With paws, tails, meows, whiskers and body postures, they have a vast and complex language that allows them to express their feelings quite clearly.
This book will help you chat to your cat – in a language i...
The ontogeny of anthropomorphism, where we attach our human traits to our pets, is the most damaging and paralytic problem associated with dog ownership today. Believing in a fairy tale world where dogs possess the same moral consciousness and a sense of altruism as attributed to humans has led to consequences that include a drastic increase in leash laws, dogs being outlawed in a rising number of city and national parks, some breeds being banned in several states, an alarming escalation of aggression to humans, a rising cost in homeowner and business insurance, and a record number of clinically maladaptive dogs.
This book is not a dog obedience book. Rather, it is about developing a deep understanding of the authors of your dog's behavior; nature and the wolf. For all that man has done to carve the wolf from the wild to create a biological doll, today's dog...
Her husband was gunned down, and her ex-husband was the only witness. Or was he the murderer?
Famous novelist Ingrid Langley has made a fresh start following her divorce from Patrick Gillard, an SAS-trained killer in Her Majesty’s secret service.
Leaving a turbulent life behind, Ingrid was happy with her second husband, policeman Peter Clyde. But when Peter is murdered in suspicious circumstances her world is shattered and terrifying feelings resurface. Instinctively she knows that something is amiss and seeks out the truth, however painful it may be. But her murdered husband was only a policeman and not an agent so why is the secret service so interested in his death?
When Patrick visits her in the midst of her grief she is furious and confused but cannot bring herself to turn him away. She sees him for the expert murderer he is but also as a lover and a protector.
A Question of Inheritance by Elizabeth Edmondson
Pub Date: October 27, 2015
Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they’re awaiting the arrival of the new Earl—an American, the long-lost son of the murdered Lord Selchester.
The town of Selchester, rich in scandal and gossip, is unsure what to make of the Earl or his teenage daughters, but they know that his sharp-tongued half-sister, Lady Sonia, furious at being deprived of her inheritance, won’t be a merry guest over Christmas.
The new Lord Selchester can cope with the strangeness of English country life, but he hadn’t expected stolen paintings—or a body in the hothouse.
What’s the link between Hugo’s investigations and the suspicious goings-on in the town and at the Castle? And will he and his allies get to the heart of the mystery before the murderer gets to them?
Silence of the Chihuahuas
By Waverly Curtis
Pub Date: October 27, 2015
Includes a Bonus Story
“This series is hilarious!” —RT Book Reviews
“Savvy sleuths come in small packages…”
Pepe, aspiring P.I. Geri Sullivan's muy clever Chihuahua, has stopped talking. But why now, with Geri's best friend Brad missing and her ditzy sister in grave danger? Geri's lost without Pepe's dogged detective work, especially when a client of Brad's expires under very murky circumstances.
Luckily, Pepe turns out to be an excelente blogger, and his nose for clues soon has the detective duo chasing down leads. But they'll have to put a bite on crime quickly, because danger's afoot – and it's making tracks in their direction . . .
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All hail Pepe the world's most heroic and adorable detective. Waverly Curtis's Barking Detective series is fast-paced fun, filled with a wonderful array of talented canines and quirky humans. No animal lover sh...
In Salem, Massachusetts, there are secret everywhere--even in the furniture. . .
When Lee Barrett spots the same style oak bureau she once had as a child on the WICH-TV show, Shopping Salem, she rushes to the antiques shop and buys the piece. Just like the beloved bureau she lost in a fire, this one has secret compartments. It also comes with an intriguing history--it was purchased in an estate sale from a home where a famous local murder took place.
The day after the bureau is delivered, Lee returns to the antiques shop and finds the owner dead. The police suspect the shop owner's unscrupulous business partner, but Lee wonders if the murder is connected to her new furniture. At least part of the answer may be revealed through a mirror in the bureau, tarnished and blackened, allowing Lee to tap into her psychic visions. Using this bureau of investigation, Lee may be able to furnish her policeman beau with the ev...
London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend – until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.
Mlle La Victoire, a beau tiful French cabaret star writes that her illegitimate son by an English lord has disappeared, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre
Racing to Paris with Watson at his side, Holmes discovers the missing child is only the tip of the iceberg of a much larger problem. The most valuable statue since the Winged Victory has been violently stolen in Marseilles, and several children from a silk mill in Lancashire have been found murdered. The clues in all three cases point to a single, untouchable man.
Will Holmes recover in time to find the missing boy and stop a rising tide of murders? To do so...
Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day
Pub Date: October 27, 2015
In this freshly baked series, author Maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start--until a murderer muddles the recipe...
Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor's disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she'll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town's darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer--before she's the next to die...