THE STORY: Henry Lowenthal, after a long tenure as professor of philosophy at a small western college, is looking forward to being appointed to an endowed chair so he and his wife can enjoy their golden years with honor and dignity. But their plans
From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a Crazy Bucket Race, Tim's adventure holiday promises to be full of action. There's just one problem: he is hopeless at sports of any kind. Can Tim survive the horrors of a week absolutely packed with activity? Can his team - the Tigers - be the overall champions? There are some surprises in store for everyone!
Mystery always follows the women of the Writer's Club but this time with holiday flair! Bill and Tara Fields are ready to celebrate the first Christmas at their Bed and Breakfast, the Cliffhanger Inn. The Writer's Club will spend a few nights and celebrate the Inn's Open House, and also watch as the strange ivory mortgage button placed so long ago in the old staircase is removed. What will they find beneath it? The owner of a Christmas tree farm, Country Evergreens, will stop by the Inn. The tree purchased at his lot has its own mystery from the past. A bizarre find beneath the pine needles around the trunk of the near perfect tree will leave the Fields questioning events surrounding this happening. Tara discovers an old journal written by someone named Rebecca in the 1940s. Has she stumbled on a murder mystery that took place over sixty years ago? A last minute business luncheon at the Inn will end in near death. Was this event a coincidence or planned to get rid of an annoying employee? A demanding, unfriendly man will spend a week at the Inn, barely leaving his room except for meals. He will leave something in the room when he signs out that completely surprises Bill and Tara.
Release on 2013-11-01 | by Stefan Petrucha,Sarah Kinney
Author: Stefan Petrucha,Sarah Kinney
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Nancy Drew is in a tight spot! It all starts when Nancy trails a masked jewel thief in the woodlands around River Heights. After running into a group of hikers, Nancy asks if they've seen anyone, only to find that one of the hikers is also the thief! When Nancy breaks off from the group to make a phone call, she is pushed from behind and ends up dangling from a tree root, afraid to call for help lest the crook find her. This time, its up to Bess and George to help their dear friend Nancy Drew.
Release on 2020-04-02 | by Gestalten,Julie Ellison
New Climbing and People on the Rocks
Author: Gestalten,Julie Ellison
Category: Sports & Recreation
Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently exploded as a global phenomenon, thanks to a plethora of dedicated gyms springing up and media coverage that has had a wide reach. Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, Cliffhanger gives you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit--both as a sport and a lifestyle--by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make the activity so fascinating. Whether you've been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race.
Al Greenwood lives in a bungalow by the sea. His passions, in no particular order, are his Vanden Plas motorcar; his well-kept caravan (perfect for assignations); and his two Koi carp. But for now Al has something more pressing on his mind. His wife, Audrey, has got too much, and Al wants her gone. But she is tenacious, despite his best efforts, and Al’s nosey neighbours are also beginning to sniff around. There’s Mrs Poke Nose spying from the tree at the bottom of her garden; Kim the fisherman, catcher of the town’s oldest lobster and lover of Miranda (also close to Al’s heart); and Detective Inspector Rump, whose instinct for human beings comes a poor second to his instinct for fish. And that’s just for starters. How will Al evade his neighbours? Can he really orchestrate a cover-up of a cover-up? And what really happened that day on the cliff? Cliffhanger is a big ride through Little England, a thriller unlike any you will have read before, and a stunning debut from a wholly fresh and original new voice in crime fiction.
From campus radio to host of South Africa's biggest youth breakfast show to pioneering his own online hub, Gareth Cliff has always claimed the headlines with his brand of strong opinion and whiplash wit. He has been suspended from the airwaves or crucified by his critics more times than he can remember - whether for interviewing himself as Jesus or comparing Shaka Zulu to Cecil John Rhodes. Most recently, Cliff was fired by M-Net as one of the Idols judges after facing accusations of racism over the Penny Sparrow incident. He fought back, employing the services of the EFF's Dali Mpofu, and was reinstated. In Cliffhanger, South Africa's controversial shock jock goes behind the scenes to give you a first-hand account of the highs and lows of the past two decades. This funny but brutally honest account includes: - The Idols years, including the inside story of his fight to be reinstated earlier this year - Launching into the unknown - the early years of CliffCentral - RIP Manto Tshabalala-Msimang - Competing to be top shock jock - 'Gareth's Love Child' - Smooching Julianne Moore in Hollywood - Almost meeting Justin Bieber