Misplaced Loyalty

Meredith & Hodge Novel

Author: M K Turner

Publisher: 127 Publishing

ISBN: 9780992752903


Page: 380

View: 5581

When it seems that all is lost, and you have no hope, Misplaced Loyalty can be fatal. Detective Patsy Hodge leaves her old life behind, and transfers to Bristol and a new job with the CID. Wanting to make her mark as a female detective she attends a suspicious death with her new boss; straight talking, no nonsense Detective Inspector John Meredith. Within days the body count begins to rise, as victims old and new are discovered to have died in the same way. Some could say the victims were merely party to assisted suicide, others may call it euthanasia, and many believe that either way it shouldn't be classed as a crime; but when it becomes evident that some of the victims were forced to accept a lethal injection, DI Meredith launches a major murder investigation which covers a period of over twenty years. As more victims are discovered, and the investigation gathers pace, someone takes an unhealthy interest in Patsy. Their motive moves from irritating to sinister when her life is threatened. But just how serious is that threat? Despite being surrounded by police officers, the case takes precedent, and Patsy even considers using the services of a private detective, who just happens to be friend and former boss of John Meredith. It's far from clear if this development is connected to the case, Meredith, or perhaps both. With ill feeling developing within the team, the motives of colleagues working on the case are brought into question. Excerpts from reviews for Misplaced Loyalty from Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk "I could not put this one down and can't wait to read more Meredith & Hodge adventures. Marcia Turner is now on my 'Favourite Author' list." "This was one of those books you just HATE to put down. I was intrigued from the first page and never felt like wanted to just throw it away as has happened once in a while. I think I read this one faster than any in a long time. I just couldn't stop. I loved it!" "I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept me on my toes and I could not wait to pick it up again to start reading it each day. Great author." "As the plot moves on the characters develop so subtly, that, almost without realising it I suddenly found myself fearful for them, smiling with them, then having finished the book, missing them! "I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and paced just right for a thriller. The characters, especially Meredith were very well constructed. The plot twisted and turned and the reveal at the end was excellent." "A sign of a good book is that it can make me laugh out loud, gasp with shock, and keep me up until well past my bed time - This book managed to achieve all three!!!"

Ill Conceived

A Meredith & Hodge Novel

Author: M K Turner

Publisher: 127 Publishing

ISBN: 9780992752910


Page: 282

View: 5427

In this, the second of the Meredith & Hodge series, DCI John Meredith is keeping secrets from partner Patsy Hodge. That can only lead to trouble, and it raises questions as to whether their relationship can survive. Dealing with their personal issues must take a back seat whilst they investigate a series of heinous crimes. Why did Anna Carter, a beautiful young girl in her prime, murder a man with whom she only had a chance meeting? Who would be brave enough to attempt to murder popular mayoral candidate Richard Hancock in front of an audience? Going against Patsy's advice, Meredith tries to prove Anna's innocence rather than her guilt. Patsy, new to her role as partner at private investigators Grainger & Grainger, takes her first major case, and is tasked with finding out if a colleague responsible for the alleged rape of successful business woman Stella Young. Meredith is convinced that Michael Brent, a local entrepreneur is involved. He doesn't realise it, but he's working against the clock to prove it. His decision not to share his suspicions with Hodge might prove to have fatal consequences. Excerpts from reviews on Amazon Written with passion for the characters, but not at the expense of a great drama, which twists and turns throughout the story. I could not put it down *** The whole genre of detective fiction began with a lady author - Anna Katherine Greene - and it's good to see that it's safe and even more successful these days in the hands of other women writers such as Marcia Turner. *** I couldn't wait to start this book after reading the first one and it didn't disappoint Superb read can't wait to start The Wrong Shoes, simply brilliant *** The story really did keep me guessing until the end - and how about that ending? - I really can't wait till book 3 comes out. *** Discovered the series/author unexpectedly. ACTION, INTRIGUE, ROMANCE, SUSPENSE, unexpected twists, turns and amazingly intricate story lines Love every little thing about Meredith and Hodges series *** ....And, then, you will end up like I am, wondering how I shall survive until the 3rd instalment...

Cruel Beauty

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062224751

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6895

If you’re excited about the upcoming Disney film Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, don’t miss Cruel Beauty. The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure of Graceling in this dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Perfect for fans of bestselling An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses, this gorgeously written debut infuses the classic fairy tale with glittering magic, a feisty heroine, and a romance sure to take your breath away. Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known that her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom's mountaintop, nothing is what she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can't resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who's gotten in her way by stealing her heart.

Training Mules and Donkeys

A Logical Approach to Longears. Equine management and donkey training

Author: Meredith Hodges

Publisher: Lucky Three Ranch Incorporated


Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 4633

This spiral bound manual provides an easy reference for equine owners on the care and feeding of longears, preventive care and housing of all equines, and donkey training from foal training to advanced horsemanship, including jumping, dressage, measuring for athletic potential, care and handling of jacks and equine massage for the beginner. It is duplicated and compiled from the workbooks associated with videotapes #8 through #10 of the Training Mules and Donkeys video series by Meredith Hodges. This manual serves a twofold purpose. First, it provides an economical solution for those who cannot afford to purchase the entire videotape series and secondly, it serves as a basis for a supplement to the video series that is translated for non-English speaking persons who wish to view the NTSC or PAL version of our videotape series. This manual has been translated and is available in French (1-928624-14-6), German (1-928624-15-4) and Spanish (1-928624-13-8). Go to www.luckythreeranch.com for more information.

Fashion, Lies, and Murder

Amber Fox Mysteries book #1

Author: Sibel Hodge

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 1940371090

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 4173

From award winning author, Sibel Hodge, comes a screwball comedy-mystery, combining murder and mayhem with romance and chick-lit... Amber Fox has been making too many mistakes, and something's got to give... For starters, Amber accidentally shoots Chief Inspector Janice Skipper and gets thrown off the police force. Oops! Then, she accepts a job as an insurance investigator from her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett. Only Brad thinks they've still got unfinished business in the romance department, making for a steamier working environment than Amber counted on. And when fashion designer, Umberto Fandango, goes missing, Amber's investigative skills are put to the ultimate test. Nothing about the case is what it seems, and to make matters worse Amber's arch-enemy, Chief Inspector Skipper, is also investigating the disappearance. If Amber wants her old job back, she's in a race against time to solve the mystery before Skipper does... all the while dodging her ex-fiancé, her own mixed up feelings, and a couple of crazy mobsters. Who is Umberto Fandango? Is he dead? And can Amber stay one step ahead to stay alive? (Note: formerly published under the title The Fashion Police) Fashion, Lies, and Murder was runner-up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition 2010 and nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements 2010 by The Romance Reviews. What people are saying about Fashion, Lies, and Murder: "Hodge created a lovely chick-lit/thriller storyline that reminds me of Charlaine Harris' Lily Bard mysteries that I love to eat up." ~ The New Podler Review of Books "This is one of the best self published books I've read yet. There were just so many over the top and lol moments that it made me fall in love with Amber. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a mystery this much." ~ A Buckeye Girl Reads "A witty well-paced romp, full of energy and with plenty of satisfying twists and turns." ~ Romantic Novelists' Association

Jim Hodges

Give More Than You Take

Author: Jeffrey D. Grove,Olga M. Viso

Publisher: Walker Art Center

ISBN: 9781935963028

Category: Art

Page: 241

View: 8608

Since the late 1980s, Jim Hodges' poetic reconsiderations of the material world have inspired a body of multimedia work in which the manmade and artificial are invested with emotion and authenticity. Co-published by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, this volume accompanies the first comprehensive, scholarly exhibition to be organized in the United States of this critically acclaimed American artist. Examining over 25 years of his artistic career, this uniquely designed catalogue weaves together the voices of many to situate the artist's work within issues of identity, social activism, illness, beauty, generosity and death. 0Exhibition: Dallas Museum of Art, USA (6.10.2013-12.1.2014) / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (15.2.-11.5.2014) / Institute of Contemporary, Boston, USA (6.6.-1.9.2014) / Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (5.10.2014-17.1.2015). 0.

Rubbing Stones

Author: Nancy Burkey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534989320

Category: Families

Page: 270

View: 3453

"Burkey balances her well-written storyline by combining...literary tools with plenty of twists and turns"-5 Star Review from Pacific Book Review Dr. Jane O'Neil, an American psychiatry professor, books her family on a rafting trip down the Zambezi River, seeking redirection and reconnection with her troubled son. Katura Masaku, a smart but impulsive teenager in Botswana, sneaks across the border to Victoria Falls, naively confident she can rescue her wrongfully-arrested older brother. Her optimism is crushed by a corrupt police department that's willing to punish the innocent. And Jane's river trip ends violently with a hijacking that turns into an extended hostage situation. Zimbabwe's political chaos, not to mention the jungle itself, puts both Jane and Katura in danger. Will they succumb to their desperation, or find the courage to make it home? Rubbing Stones is an emotionally-charged debut novel about two families from opposite corners of the world, thrown together in a place where political and personal currents are more dangerous than the Zambezi that threatens to drown them. How far will they go to save the ones they love?

Swallowing Darkness

A Novel

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345509870

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3184

I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child–twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children. Bearing an heir has placed me halfway to my aunt’s throne, that much closer to my reign over the Unseelie Court–and well ahead of her son, my cousin Cel, in this race. Now I must stay alive to see my children born and claim my place as queen. But not all in faerie are pleased with the news, and conspirators from every court in the realm plot against me and mine. They seek to strip my guards, my lovers, from me by poisoned word or cold steel. But I still have supporters, and even friends, among the goblins and the sluagh, who will stand by me. I am Meredith Nic Essus, and those who would defy and destroy me are destined to pay a terrible price–for I am truly my father’s daughter. To protect what is mine, I will sacrifice anything–even if it means waging a great battle against my darkest enemies and making the most momentous decision ever made as princess of faerie. From the Hardcover edition.

Spirit Shapes

Author: Marilyn Meredith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606593967

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5318

Ghost hunters stumble upon a murdered teen in a haunted house. Deputy Tempe Crabtree's investigation pulls her into a whirlwind of restless spirits, good and evil, intertwined with the past and the present, and demons and angels at war.

As Done Unto You

The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox

Author: Andrew G. Hodges M. D.

Publisher: Village House Publishers

ISBN: 9780961725556

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 6684

"To put it simply, murderers MUST confess..." In past cases, forensic profiler Andrew Hodges decoded documents that pointed to the truth of the Nicole Simpson murder in Los Angeles, the Jon Benet Ramsey "kidnapping" case in Colorado, and the mysterious disappearance of Natalie Holloway in Aruba. His cutting-edge psycholinguistic method, "thoughtprint decoding," shows how killers leave unique mental messages behind much like fingerprints. Now, in As Was Done Unto You, he turns his attention to a lengthy and revealing email written by murder suspect Amanda Knox, accused of killing her college roommate in Perugia, Italy, on November 1, 2007. In those five pages, Hodges-an experienced psychiatrist-found that Knox had unknowingly confessed to the brutal crime in great detail. Between the lines her email represented a secret narrative-the whole story. In this eye-opening study of one of the 21st century's most controversial murder cases, Dr. Hodges cites passages from Amanda's memoir, Waiting to Be Heard, to corroborate the confession found in the Nov. 4 email. He also delves into the shady backgrounds of Kercher's killers, identifies Amanda as the ringleader of the "gang of three," and places the brutal crime in the context of Halloween night in party-town Perugia. Readers will learn that Amanda is obsessed with vampirism, sex, drugs and rock'n'roll-but secretly driven by a shocking trauma. She does unto Meredith "as was done unto her." Dr. Hodges' ground-breaking investigative technique shows how criminal investigations will be conducted in the future as police detectives learn to utilize the most capable part of the human mind. This new way of profiling can lead investigators to perpetrators while explaining motives. By decoding psycholinguistic messages phrase by phrase, word by word, detectives can uncover the hidden agendas that motivate murderers. "Once again Dr. Hodges shows police investigators how a suspect's unconscious super intelligence communicates. He reveals a trove of information culled from Amanda Knox's five-page email and her other crucial communications shortly after the crime. Knox's super-intel told us what really happened when Meredith Kercher was murdered, if only those interrogating her were trained in decoding her hidden confession." -Charles Donald Byron, Special Agent, FBI (retired)"

Wide is the Water

Author: Jane Aiken Hodge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448210844

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4839

At the height of the American War of Independence, Hart Purchis, captain of a privateer, marries the rebellious spy Mercy Phillips, rescuing her from the wrath of the British in Savannah. But it is not long before the wide waters of the Atlantic separate the lovers: Hart's ship is captured by the British and Hart himself falls under the spell of his evil cousin Julia in London. Mercy, it seems to him, is lost to him forever. Or is she? Back in Philadelphia Mercy has met a mysterious but charming young Frenchman and is now laying her own plans…

Training Mules and Donkeys

A Logical Approach to Longears

Author: Meredith Hodges

Publisher: Alpine Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780931866586

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 222

View: 4656

Considered the first COMPLETE book on training mules, this is a 'no-resistance' training manual covering simple psychology and training techniques to help the trainer toward a more enjoyable and rewarding experience with their longears.

A Death in Two Parts

Author: Jane Aiken Hodge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448209749

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8043

First published in 2000, this is a tale of Mrs. Feathers, who, taking a liking to her granddaughter, Patience, changes her will, leaving her fortune to the girl. Then Mrs. Feathers is found poisoned, and it seems that only one person has a financial motive. Fifty years later, the mystery remains unsolved.

The Eighth Guardian

Author: Meredith McCardle

Publisher: Skyscape

ISBN: 9781477847138

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 375

View: 9515

After grueling physical and psychological testing at the elite Peel Academy, Amanda Obermann is chosen to join a secret government organization to travel through time and change the course of history.


Life-taker to Life-giver

Author: Susan Hunt,Karen Hodge

Publisher: Christian Focus

ISBN: 9781781918272


Page: 256

View: 1356

Deep in our hearts, we know our influence within each situation and relationship. Sometimes we are life-givers and sometimes life-takers. This 10-week personal or group Bible study takes us on a transformational journey. Key biblical passages, gospel-centered devotions, Scripture based prayers, and heart-penetrating questions celebrate the power of the gospel to transform God's daughters into women who give life to their relationships.

The Secrets of Pain

Author: Phil Rickman

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857894749

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 2338

The elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS know all about pain and the enduring of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has found himself back the Regiment—this time as its chaplain, responsible for the spiritual welfare of the hardest men in or out of uniform. Faced with a case which would normally be passed discreetly to Hereford diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is forced, for security reasons, to try and handle it himself and is coming close to a breakdown. Meanwhile, the scattered communities along the Welsh border have their own crisis. With recession biting deep, urban crime has spilled into the countryside and old barbaric evils are revived. When a wealthy landowner is hacked to death in his own farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is caught in the backlash, his private life in danger of exposure. With the framework of her own world beginning to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to venture into areas where neither a priest nor a woman is welcome to unearth secrets linked with the border's pagan past—secrets which she knows can never be disclosed.

The Apocalypse

The Undead World Novel 1

Author: Peter Meredith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988898080


Page: 388

View: 9044

Greed, terrorism, and simple bad luck conspire to bring mankind to its knees as a viral infection spreads out of control, reducing those infected to undead horrors that feed upon the rest. It's a time of misery and death for most, however there are some who are lucky, some who are fast, and some who are just too damned tough to go down without a fight. This is their story.

Secret Island

Author: Jane Aiken Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786242900

Category: Large type books

Page: 292

View: 1538


Author: Sibel Hodge

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503941106

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 3436

There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth… Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life—newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared? The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads—was Max’s incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession? Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem…Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending. Duplicity is a suspenseful thriller from the bestselling author of Look Behind You and Where the Memories Lie.