Ill Conceived

A Meredith & Hodge Novel

Author: M K Turner

Publisher: 127 Publishing

ISBN: 9780992752910

Category:

Page: 282

View: 6995

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...

The Mystery Box

The Mystery Book Collection

Author: Eva Pohler

Publisher: Eva Pohler Books/Green Press

ISBN: 9780989999076

Category: Older women

Page: 404

View: 2914

Soccer mom Yvette Palmer lives an ordinary life in San Antonio, Texas when a box is delivered to her by mistake, and in taking it to its rightful owner--a crotchety neighbor named Mona who shares her back fence--is drawn into a strange and haunting tale. Mona's ratty robe, mood swings, and secretive behavior all raise red flags, and Yvette is sure someone else is living there despite Mona's claim to live alone, but Yvette is unable to break away as she listens to how Mona transformed from a young college woman about to be married to the odd, reclusive, ghost of a woman she is now. As Yvette listens to her neighbor's tale, she discovers a shocking connection, but doesn't know whether Mona's come to help or to harm her and her family.

Misplaced Loyalty

Meredith & Hodge Novel

Author: M K Turner

Publisher: 127 Publishing

ISBN: 9780992752903

Category:

Page: 380

View: 483

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!!!"

Wormholes

A Novel

Author: Dennis Meredith

Publisher: Glyphus LLC

ISBN: 193911800X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9851

Something is devouring Earth. . . A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss. A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction. A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside. A severed arm plummets from the sky in Missouri. Could these catastrophes possibly be related? Intrepid geologist Dacey Livingstone is nearly killed by her first attempt to plumb the mystery—a perilous descent into a house-swallowing sinkhole. Still determined, she joins with eccentric physicist Gerald Meier in a quest that takes them from the ocean's depths to interstellar space. What are these exotic "wormholes" that threaten Earth? Can their secrets be discovered, their power even harnessed? Or will they spawn a celestial monster that will annihilate the planet? Brilliantly original, Wormholes reflects Albert Einstein's famous assertion that "Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine." Veteran science writer Dennis Meredith has crafted this cosmic adventure drawing on his decades of experience working at leading research universities such as Caltech, MIT, Cornell and Duke. For more information on Dennis Meredith's novels go to www.DennisMeredith.com. (A Young Adult Edition of Wormholes is also available, edited to eliminate adult language and situations.)

Cruel Beauty

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062224751

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7014

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 3599

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.

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: 7044

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.

Swallowing Darkness

A Novel

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345509870

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 401

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: 1632

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.

Rubbing Stones

Author: Nancy Burkey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534989320

Category: Families

Page: 270

View: 4777

"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?

Training Mules and Donkeys

A Logical Approach to Longears

Author: Meredith Hodges

Publisher: Alpine Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780931866586

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 222

View: 1958

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.

Chemistry Lessons

Author: Meredith Goldstein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328476723

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4324

From advice columnist Meredith Goldstein, a dazzling, romantic, and emotionally resonant YA debut about a teen science whiz in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who tries to crack the chemical equation for lasting love and instead wreaks havoc on herself and the boys in her life. For seventeen-year-old Maya, the equation for happiness is simple: a dream internship at MIT + two new science nerd friends + a perfect boyfriend = one amazing summer. Then Whit dumps her out of the blue. Maya is miserable until she discovers that her scientist mother, before she died, was conducting research on manipulating pheromones to enhance human attraction. If Maya can finish her mother’s work, maybe she can get Whit back. But when her experiment creates chaos in her love life, she realizes that maybe love and loss can’t be understood using the scientific method. Can she learn to trust the unmeasurables of love and attraction instead?

Misadventures of a Virgin

Author: Meredith Wild

Publisher: Misadventures

ISBN: 9781947222427

Category: FICTION

Page: 188

View: 2367

Includes a preview of Misadventures of a city girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss and Misadventures of a good wife by Meredith Wild and Helen Hardt.

Angel Lost

Author: F. M. Meredith

Publisher: Dark Oak Mysteries

ISBN: 9781610090056

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 2852

Rocky Bluff, a peaceful California beach town, is starting to get less peaceful. A pervert has been exposing himself to women jogging on the beach, a burglar has been robbing the wealthy homes on the bluff. Then a policewoman is kidnapped on her wedding day.

The Eighth Guardian

Author: Meredith McCardle

Publisher: Skyscape

ISBN: 9781477847138

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 375

View: 2878

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.

The Book of Night with Moon

Author: Diane Duane

Publisher: Aspect

ISBN: 0759521697

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3954

Rhiow seems a perfectly ordinary New York City cat. Or so her humans think--but she is much more than she appears. With her partners Saash and Urruah, she collaborates with human wizards, protecting the earth from dark forces and helping to maintain the network of magical gateways between different realities.

The Secrets of Pain

Author: Phil Rickman

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857894749

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3389

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

Category:

Page: 388

View: 5709

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.

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: 4114

"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)"