The Trouble with Thin Ice

BOOKS BY CAMILLA T. CRESPI The Trouble with Going Home The Trouble with Thin Ice The Trouble with a Bad Fit The Trouble with a Small Raise The Trouble with Moonlighting The Trouble with Too Much Sun The Trouble with a Hot Summer CAMILLA ...

The Trouble with Thin Ice

Simona and her detective boyfriend are spending Christmas in a cozy Connecticut inn to attend an interracial wedding. It's Simona's first vacation with Greenhouse and her nervousness isn't helped by the presence of Greenhouse's wary teenage son, Willy. Out for some needed cold air, Simona discovers a body under the thin ice of the nearby lake. The dead woman, whose husband had disappeared years earlier, turns out to have had mysterious ties to Kesho, the African American bride-to-be. Greenhouse is in Florida with his ailing mother, leaving Simona in charge of Willy, when Kesho is arrested for the murder. Convinced of her new friend's innocence and with Willy as her Watson, Simona delves into the town's secrets and lies to uncover the truth. Another murder gives Simona a much-needed clue, but her zeal for the truth puts Willy and her in danger. Thanks to Simona's gutsiness and Willy's fast thinking, the murderer gets his due, Kesho walks down the aisle and Greenhouse asks a question. A recipe for Comfort Pasta is included. "Simona exercises her adorable ways with a vengeance but it is her keen intelligence, not her bubbly personality, that wins." -Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review "Rich in atmosphere and buoyed by wry wit, Crespi's briskly paced narrative calls for an encore." -Publishers Weekly starred review "Crespi turns out a nicely complicated story that includes both unexpected twists and credible interpersonal tensions Simona's voice is personable. She deals deftly with racism and, more generally, with stereotyping, whether it is used to pigeonhole blacks, Italians, or New Yorkers." -Wilson Library Journal "The Trouble With Thin Ice is the best Simona Griffo yet, a fast-paced puzzle with the trademark recipe included." -M.E. Burness, Reading For Pleasure

The Thin Ice

So it seems that she'd got into some kind of trouble. Oh well, they went back inside, ... drug problem?” she asked me. “That's exactly what I'm worried about,” I replied. “I think she's addicted. ... “If I hadn't 65 The Thin Ice.

The Thin Ice

Susan Lenahan. An ordinary woman whose dreams have been all but crushed by the daily grind of a boring job. Alone, unloved, and past caring until the night she encounters a man called Vulgrun, who leaves her scared and scarred. Over the next fourteen days, her life is turned upside-down and torn apart. Driven by revenge, and unaware of the lengths she will go to to get it, she finds like-minded people, unaware that they are little better than the man who harmed her. She finds love, but what are loved ones in a world that’s riddled with unseen danger? She also finds that she too has a dark secret, one she doesn’t understand, and that nearly costs her life at the hands of her new friends. She finds help from an unlikely source, but at what price? And when it all goes to Hell, will she manage to emerge unscathed?

On Thin Ice

The ice was even and smooth, like nothing she'd ever skated on before. And safe. What a picnic it was to not need to keep an eye peeled for thin ice, to not have to identify the trouble spots that required avoiding.

On Thin Ice

Blood At first, the victims seem random, casualties of bad luck or bad judgment. But the body count keeps growing, until there's no denying the trail of death that makes its way from city to city. And always, it leads right to Sasha Miller's door. Runs Sasha's ice-skating career was almost destroyed when her partner was jailed on drug charges. Through sheer determination she rebuilt her life, yet lately, she can't shake the feeling she's being watched. Undercover DEA agent Mick Vinicor was convinced Sasha had something to hide. Now he's realizing how much she has to fear. . . Cold The nightmare has begun again. But this time, the stakes are much higher. Someone has been waiting to make Sasha pay--someone who'll show her that vengeance is twisted, merciless, and colder than the grave. . . "Riveting and absorbing. . .sensual and emotional. . .dynamic suspense." –Romantic Times

On Thin Ice

I've been a jerk and caused a lot of trouble in the last couple years . I'd been warned a million ... I used to think causing trouble and doing dares was cool . People would laugh when I ... The dumbest ON THIN ICE 83 KING OF STUPID THINGS.

On Thin Ice


Thin Ice

Smith had been under no illusions about the kind of trouble an eighteen-year-old jock with too much money could get into, but in his wildest dreams he never would have imagined the debauchery they had uncovered courtesy of the slick ...

Thin Ice

Major Crimes Unit investigator Jack Smith is assigned to the murder of a young number one draft pick who was set to play for Ottawa in the upcoming pro hockey seaon. But he's surprised by how much the kid's life differs from his clean-cut media image. A long list of suspects soon emerges, any one of whom had good reason to want Ritchie dead.

Thin Ice

Some in the crowd have the good grace to slink away in shame, while others remain nearby, mumbling about die Juden and the trouble they are causing. Naomi stands, motionless. She is no longer crying but stares into the distance at ...

Thin Ice

Thin Ice By: Frieda Korobkin The vicar says: I can assure you there are many young people like yourself in Europe today who have no idea that they are Jewish. Megan Rhys’s dilemma is one of the lingering aftermaths of the Holocaust. Will she embrace her newly discovered Jewish roots, or remain a faithful, church-going Christian? Thin Ice takes us from Nazi Germany in the mid 1930’s and the Nuremberg Laws, to post-war Wales in the 1950’s, with a romantic detour to Israel on the brink of the 1956 war. Praise for Frieda Korobkin’s Throw Your Feet Over Your Shoulders; Beyond the Kindertransport “This is a poignant, compelling, unsparing account of pivotal events in Jewish history filtered through the uncompromising but tender-hearted perspective of an insightful, perceptive young girl. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, this is an important book.” -Jonathan Kellerman, Author of the Alex Delaware novels.

Skating on Thin Ice

I didn't think the big kids would take the trouble to produce the play I had in mind with all the staging and props that it required , and I didn't want a “ make believe ” production . I can't remember it now except that it had ...

Skating on Thin Ice

In 1921, when he was 11 years old, Anatol Rapoport attempted to ice skate out of Russia to freedom in Poland. Caught by border guards and turned back, he decided to try again with the help of professional Army smugglers. This bittersweet story of emigration, by the famed psychologist and mathematician known for his work in game theory, is set against the background of the Russian revolution and civil war. Poignant accounts of life in the Ukraine and Crimea, stories of Red and White Army soldiers bivouacking in his home, and a 200-mile train ride that takes 13 days in the comfort of a boxcar make this Canadian/American author's story unforgettable.

Meltdown Global Warming Puts the World on Thin Ice

Global Warming Puts the World on Thin Ice John Perritano ... Sea ice once protected the small village from floods and waves . ... TROUBLE IN TUVALU The tiny island of Tuvalu ( tooVAH - loo ) is having the same kind of trouble .

Meltdown   Global Warming Puts the World on Thin Ice

Describes how global warming is affecting the planet.

An Academic Skating on Thin Ice

The trouble was that one never knew which one was getting . The second modern anthropologist to arrive was G.I. Jones , a former colonial officer who was a great expert on Nigerian land tenure , although not a theorist of the stature of ...

An Academic Skating on Thin Ice

Peter Worsley's studies at Cambridge were interrupted by war service as a communist officer in the colonial forces in Africa and India, and it was here that he developed a keen interest in anthropology. He work in mass education in Tanganyika and then studied with Max Gluckman at Manchester University. Banned from re-entering Africa, Worsley went to Australia where he was banned once more, this time from New Guinea, yet he did succeed in completing field-research for his Ph.D. on an Australian Aboriginal tribe. His subsequent book on 'Cargo' cults in Melanesia is now regarded as a classic, but his left-wing politics ensured that he could not get a job in anthropology, so he switched to sociology, on his return to Manchester.

Skating on Thin Ice Canadian American Relations in 2010 and 2011

The second wave of trouble came in the wake of the financial crisis that started in late summer of 2008 and the ensuing recession of 2009. Washington's response to the economic challenge has been to feed various protectionist sentiments ...

Skating on Thin Ice  Canadian American Relations in 2010 and 2011


Kierkegaard and Issues in Contemporary Ethics

SKS 8, 69 / TA, 71–72: “If the treasure that everyone covets lies far out on a very thin crust of ice, ... they would sensibly agree that it certainly would not be worth the trouble to skate out on such thin ice—in fact it would be ...

Kierkegaard and Issues in Contemporary Ethics

While Kierkegaard’s philosophy focuses on concrete human existence, his thought has rarely been challenged regarding concrete and contemporary moral issues. This volume offers an overview of contemporary ethical issues from a Kierkegaardian perspective, deliberately taking him out of the sphere of Theology and Christian Ethics, and examining the ways in which his works can provide fruitful insight into questions which Kierkegaard certainly never himself envisaged, such as accepting refugees into our communities, understanding how we relate to social media, issues of identity with regard to bioengineering or transgender identity, or problems of interreligious dialogue. The contributions in this volume, by international scholars, seek to address both the challenges and insights of Kierkegaard’s existential ethics for our contemporary societies, and its relation to topics of current interest in the field of moral philosophy. The volume is organized into three major sections: the first focusing on the relation between ethics and religion, a topic of primary importance with regard to the development of religious foundationalism and the challenges of dealing with diverse belief systems within our communities; the second on our understandings of ourselves and our relations to others with regard to issues of media and community; and the third targeting more specifically questions of identity, and the ways in which the developments of modern science impact identity construction. This work offers new paths for critically engaging with the moral issues of our times from an existential perspective.

Idiom of the Week

Word Story When Mrs.Wordly thinks that one of her children is in a risky situation, or is just about to get in trouble, she often says, “You're skating on thin ice, buster.” She means that they're putting themselves in a bad position, ...

Idiom of the Week


Playing Fast and Loose

Definition: in a risky position Origin 1: This phrase originated as “over thin ice” in a theological work by the Swedish ... “over” was gradually changed to “on,” but anyone travelling “on thin ice” was still in a lot of trouble.

Playing Fast and Loose

What is the origin of the idiom playing fast and loose? a juggling trick using ropes performed in Roman times a Medieval cheating game involving sticks and belts the sordid sale of indulgences in the Catholic Church Playing Fast and Loose invites the reader to guess the correct origin of common idioms. For each of the fifty idioms, three scenarios have been constructed. One scenario contains a short description of the likely origin of the phrase with some selected historical context that illustrates its usage. The other two scenarios also present short vignettes with factually correct historical citations; however, these two descriptions are not considered the likely origin of the phrase. Dr. Smith has researched all the idioms in this book with the Google Books search engine. He read dozens of entries for each idiom, looking for evidence to support the origin of the idiom and for interesting and credible uses of the phrase to help create the two alternative scenarios. The three scenarios contain references to famous Greek and Latin authors from Homer and Aristotle to Seneca, Vergil, and Ovid; excerpts from English sources such as Shakespeare, Milton, Defoe, Scott, and Conan Doyle; and quotations from American authors as varied as Thoreau, Emerson, Twain, and P. T. Barnum. In addition, the reader will encounter many unusual and perhaps long forgotten historical sources: James Parton, Life of Andrew Jackson (1859); Hannah Glasse, The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747); Elbert Smith, Practical Notes on Photography (1905); Bolton Hall, The Psychology of Sleep (1917); and Friedrich Christian Accum, Chemical Amusement, a Series of Curious and Instructive Experiments in Chemistry Which Are Easily Performed and Unattended by Danger (1817).

Sleuths in Skirts

Crespi , Trella / Camilla T. S = Simona Griffo , Secretary and Office Manager , New York City The Trouble with Moonlighting . New York : Kensington Books , 1991 . The Trouble with a Small Raise . ... The Trouble with Thin Ice .

Sleuths in Skirts

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

American Woman Italian Style

Camilla Crespi, The Trouble with a Small Raise (New York: Zebra, 1991), 16. 5. Ibid., 31. 6. ... Camilla Crespi, The Trouble with Thin Ice (New York: Harper Paperbacks, 1993). 11. Publishers Weekly, 6 December 1998, 59. 12.

American Woman  Italian Style

With writings that span more than thirty-five years, American Woman, Italian Style is a rich collection of essays that fleshes out the realities of today's Italian American women and explores the myriad ways they continue to add to the American experience. The status of modern Italian-American women in the United States isnoteworthy: their quiet and continued growth into respected positions in the professional worlds of law and medicine surpasses the success achieved in that of the general population-so too does their educational attainment and income.Contributions include Donna Gabaccia on the oral-to-written history of cookbooks, Carol Helstosky on the Tradition of Invention, an interview with Sandra Gilbert, Paul Levitt's look at Lucy Mancini as a metaphor for the modern world, William Egelman's survey of women's work patterns, and Edvige Giunta on the importance of a selfconscious understanding of memory. There are explorations of Jewish-Italian intermarriages and interpretations of entrepreneurship in Milwaukee. Readers will find challenges to common assumptions and stereotypes, departures from normal samplings, and springboards to further research.American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women offers unique insights into issues of gender and ethnicity and is a voice for the less heard and less seen side of the Italian-American experience from immigrant times to the present. Instead of seeking consensus or ideological orthodoxy, this collectionbrings together writers with a wide range of backgrounds, outlooks, ideas, and experiences. It is an impressive postmodern collection for interdisciplinary studies: a book and a look about being and becoming an American.

Becoming Inummarik

There could worse problems than thin ice. One spring Simon and I went fishing after a cold winter and found that Simon's “best” spot for fishing was frozen right to the bottom, which we discovered when the auger began kicking up sand ...

Becoming Inummarik

What does it mean to become a man in the Arctic today? Becoming Inummarik focuses on the lives of the first generation of men born and raised primarily in permanent settlements. Forced to balance the difficulties of schooling, jobs, and money that are a part of village life with the conflicting demands of older generations and subsistence hunting, these men struggle to chart their life course and become inummariit - genuine people. Peter Collings presents an accessible, intelligent, humorous, and sensitive account of Inuit men who are no longer youths, but not yet elders. Based on over twenty years of research conducted in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Becoming Inummarik is a profound and nuanced look at contemporary Inuit life that shows not just what Inuit men do, but who they are. Collings recounts experiences from his immersion in the daily lives of Ulukhaktok's men - from hunting and sharing meals to playing cards and grocery shopping - to demonstrate how seemingly mundane activities provide revelations about complex issues such as social relationships, status, and maturity. He also reflects on the ethics of immersive anthropological research, the difficulties of balancing professional and personal relationships with informants, and the nature of knowledge in Inuit culture. Becoming Inummarik shows that while Inuit born into a modern society see themselves as different from their parents' generation, their adherence to traditional ideas about life ensures that they remain fully Inuit even as their community has witnessed drastic upheaval.

Thin Ice

The only problem was paper . He'd used all he could scrounge up , along with the few sticks of damp firewood he'd found on the porch , in an effort to start a fire in the kitchen stove that morning . He'd been hoping to heat enough ...

Thin Ice


Overcriminalization

The trouble with this train of thought is that it disregards proportionality, supposing that no sentence can be ... A “thin-ice” principle sheds light on some of my claims about how too much criminal law can produce too much punishment.

Overcriminalization

In the US, one out of every 138 residents is incarcerated. The size of the prison population has quadrupled since 1980. Approximately 2.4% of Americans are either on probation and parole -- the US has the highest rate of criminal punishment in the Western world. The problem with American criminal law, as many see it, is that there is simply too much of it. Recent years have seen a dramatic expansion in the amount of criminal statutes and in the resulting reliance on punishment for convictions under those laws. The author argues that this is regrettable for several reasons, but most importantly, he says that much of the resulting punishment is unjust, excessive, and disproportionate. He also claims that it is destructive to the rule of law and undermines the principle of legality. The author's goal in this book is to formulate a normative theory of criminalization that will allow us to distinguish which criminal laws are justified, and which are not--something he sees as essential in order to reverse the trend towards too many criminal laws. The first part of this book makes the case that there is both too much criminal law and too much punishment, and clarifies the relationship between the two using empirical data. Examples are provided of dubious criminal laws enacted by legislatures, in particular statutes on drugs possession and guns. The latter part of the book develops the theory, which establishes principles that should set limits (both external and internal to the criminal law) on what we can and should criminalize.

Two Ages

In mutual recognition of shared prudence , they would sensibly agree that it certainly would not be worth the trouble to skate out on such thin ice in fact , it would be foolish and ridiculous . Then an inspired venture would be ...

Two Ages

After deciding to terminate his authorship with the pseudonymous Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Kierkegaard composed reviews as a means of writing without being an author. Two Ages, here presented in a definitive English text, is simultaneously a review and a book in its own right. In it, Kierkegaard comments on the anonymously published Danish novel Two Ages, which contrasts the mentality of the age of the French Revolution with that of the subsequent epoch of rationalism. Kierkegaard commends the author's shrewdness, and his critique builds on the novel's view of the two generations. With keen prophetic insight, Kierkegaard foresees the birth of an impersonal cultural wasteland, in which the individual will either be depersonalized or obliged to find an existence rooted in "equality before God and equality with all men." This edition, like all in the series, contains substantial supplementary material, including a historical introduction, entries from Kierkegaard's journals and papers, and the preface and conclusion of the original novel.