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Desert Star

Author : Charley Marsh
Publisher : Timberdoodle Press LLC
Page : 158 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2017-02-26
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781945856143


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Amateur sleuth Spencer Reed takes her grandfather to the Wind Star Ranch in Tucson, a horse ranch and assisted care facility on the edge of the Saguaro Desert where her grandfather plans to spend the remainder of the winter. Spencer loves warm and arid Tucson. It beats a snowy winter in Minnesota. And Wind Star Ranch seems like a nice place filled with nice people. Who can resist the family legend of a fortune in missing gold hidden on the ranch? It soon becomes apparent that all is not fine when the owner ends up murdered in her sleep. Spencer decides to stay with her grandfather until the police catch the killer, unaware that she has made herself a target. Join Spencer in the beautiful Arizona desert as she scrambles to identify a killer and locate a lost fortune in gold before the killer strikes again. Book Three in the Spencer Reed Mystery series. A female amateur sleuth cozy mystery series.

Desert Star

Author : Linda Chaikin
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780736945905


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In this captivating sequel to Desert Rose, popular novelist Linda Chaikin takes readers out west for a spirited romance. Callie Halliday glitters as she sweeps across the stage in Virginia City. With her career on the rise, Callie is determined to find a respectable husband. And Rick Delance, a gunfighter with a dangerous reputation, doesn't fit the bill. But when someone breaks into Callie's dressing room and she survives some mishaps, it's obvious someone wants to harm her. Turning to the only man who can protect her, she contacts Rick Delance. As the actress and gunslinger face danger together, will the young woman's heart soften? Will she become a glittering star in the desert...or will she follow her heart?

Desert Star

Author : Michael Connelly
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 382 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2022-11-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316421461


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LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale”—a man responsible for the murder of an entire family. A year has passed since LAPD detective Renée Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralization, and endless red tape. But after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her own ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving “the Late Show” to rebuild and lead the cold case unit at the elite Robbery-Homicide Division. For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him—the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come volunteer as an investigator in her new Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his “white whale” with the resources of the LAPD behind him. First priority for Ballard is to clear the unsolved rape and murder of a sixteen-year-old girl. The decades-old case is essential to the councilman who supported re-forming the unit, and who could shutter it again—the victim was his sister. When Ballard gets a “cold hit” connecting the killing to a similar crime, proving that a serial predator has been at work in the city for years, the political pressure has never been higher. To keep momentum going, she has to pull Bosch off his own investigation, the case that is the consummation of his lifelong mission. The two must put aside old resentments and new tensions to run to ground not one but two dangerous killers who have operated with brash impunity. In what may be his most gripping and profoundly moving book yet, Michael Connelly shows once again why he has been dubbed “one of the greatest crime writers of all time” (Ryan Steck, Crimereads).

Sadiq and the Desert Star

Author : Siman Nuurali
Publisher : Picture Window Books
Page : 65 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2019-08
ISBN : 9781515838784


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Sadiq's father is going on a business trip, but before he goes he tells Sadiq a story of the Desert Star, which fits in perfectly with Sadiq's third grade class field trip to the planetarium, and inspires Sadiq to build a simple telescope to study the stars when his father returns.

Flowers and Shrubs of the Mojave Desert

Author : Janice Emily Bowers
Publisher : Western National Parks Association
Page : 148 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Nature
ISBN : 1877856797


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Field guide to over 120 common flowering plants of the Mojave. Includes plants found at Death Valley National Park Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Color photo portfolio. Includes index.

Eating Up Route 66

Author : T. Lindsay Baker
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Page : 433 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2022-10-13
Category : History
ISBN : 9780806191621


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From its designation in 1926 to the rise of the interstates nearly sixty years later, Route 66 was, in John Steinbeck’s words, America’s Mother Road, carrying countless travelers the 2,400 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles. Whoever they were—adventurous motorists or Dustbowl migrants, troops on military transports or passengers on buses, vacationing families or a new breed of tourists—these travelers had to eat. The story of where they stopped and what they found, and of how these roadside offerings changed over time, reveals twentieth-century America on the move, transforming the nation’s cuisine, culture, and landscape along the way. Author T. Lindsay Baker, a glutton for authenticity, drove the historic route—or at least the 85 percent that remains intact—in a four-cylinder 1930 Ford station wagon. Sparing us the dust and bumps, he takes us for a spin along Route 66, stopping to sample the fare at diners, supper clubs, and roadside stands and to describe how such venues came and went—even offering kitchen-tested recipes from historic eateries en route. Start-ups that became such American fast-food icons as McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Steak ’n Shake, and Taco Bell feature alongside mom-and-pop diners with flocks of chickens out back and sit-down restaurants with heirloom menus. Food-and-drink establishments from speakeasies to drive-ins share the right-of-way with other attractions, accommodations, and challenges, from the Whoopee Auto Coaster in Lyons, Illinois, to the piles of “chat” (mining waste) in the Tri-State District of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, to the perils of driving old automobiles over the Jericho Gap in the Texas Panhandle or Sitgreaves Pass in western Arizona. Describing options for the wealthy and the not-so-well-heeled, from hotel dining rooms to ice cream stands, Baker also notes the particular travails African Americans faced at every turn, traveling Route 66 across the decades of segregation, legal and illegal. So grab your hat and your wallet (you’ll probably need cash) and come along for an enlightening trip down America’s memory lane—a westward tour through the nation’s heartland and history, with all the trimmings, via Route 66.

California Desert Flowers

Author : Sia Morhardt,Emil Morhardt
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Angiosperms
ISBN : 0520240030


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Complicated Lives

Author : Vera Lopez
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2017-06-12
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9780813586571


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Complicated Lives focuses on the lives of sixty-five drug-using girls in the juvenile justice system (living in group homes, a residential treatment center, and a youth correctional facility) who grew up in families characterized by parental drug use, violence, and child maltreatment. Vera Lopez situates girls’ relationships with parents who fail to live up to idealized parenting norms and examines how these relationships change over time, and ultimately contribute to the girls’ future drug use and involvement in the justice system. While Lopez’s subjects express concerns and doubt in their chances for success, Lopez provides an optimistic prescription for reform and improvement of the lives of these young women and presents a number of suggestions ranging from enhanced cultural competency training for all juvenile justice professionals to developing stronger collaborations between youth and adult serving systems and agencies.

100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest

Author : Janice Emily Bowers
Publisher : Western National Parks Association
Page : 66 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Desert plants
ISBN : 091140872X


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100 of the most interesting desert wildflowers are described and depicted in full-color photographs.

Mojave Desert Wildflowers

Author : Pam Mackay
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2013-03-05
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780762793884


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The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed mojave scrub, and even riparian woodland. This fully updated and revised edition will be appreciated not only by amateur wildflower enthusiasts, but experts will also find the detailed photographs and charts useful in distinguishing among similar species in difficult groups. Species are arranged by color and plant family for easy identification. This guide features 300 of the common species, full-color photographs (many brand new to this edition), detailed descriptions, information on bloom season, and interesting facts about each plant.

My Neighbor is CEO

Author : Xiang Xiang
Publisher : Funstory
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2019-11-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781647626952


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Was this a mutual enmity? The brother next door who always liked to bully her was actually the CEO of a new company! Was the heavens trying to destroy her rhythm? However, this was still the worst! The most miserable thing was that she actually wanted to marry him! Oh my god! How was she going to live!

Current Commercial Cases 2011

Author : Anonim
Publisher : The Law Publisher CC
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2023-04-02
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9781920569396


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The Ink Black Heart

Author : Robert Galbraith
Publisher : Mulholland Books
Page : 912 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2022-08-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316413237


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The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case. When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation. The cocreator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie’s true identity. Robin decides that the agency can’t help with this—and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart. Robin and her business partner, Cormoran Strike, become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie’s true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits – and which threatens them in new and horrifying ways . . . A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour-de-force. *Some of the more complex layouts in the book are rendered as images in the ebook version so that you can enlarge on your preferred reading device*

The Boy's Athenæum

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 238 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2023-04-02
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OXFORD:590109252


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The Missing Piece

Author : John Lescroart
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2022-03-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781982170516


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USA TODAY BESTSELLER The beloved New York Times bestselling Dismas Hardy series returns with this “perfect piece of entertainment from a master storyteller” (Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author) about a relentlessly twisty murder mystery. No one mourned when San Francisco DA Wes Farrell put Paul Riley in prison eleven years ago for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. And no one is particularly happy to see him again when he’s released after The Exoneration Initiative uncovered evidence that pinned the crime on someone else. In fact, Riley soon turns up murdered, surrounded by the loot from his latest scam. But if Riley was really innocent all along, who wanted him dead? To the cops, it’s straightforward: the still-grieving father of Riley’s dead girlfriend killed the former prisoner. Farrell, now out of politics and practicing law with master attorney Dismas Hardy, agrees to represent the defendant, Doug Rush—and is left in the dust when Rush suddenly vanishes. At a loss, Farrell and Hardy ask PI Abe Glitsky to track down the potentially lethal defendant. The search takes Glitsky through an investigative hall of mirrors populated by wounded parents, crooked cops, cheating spouses, and single-minded vigilantes. As Glitsky embraces and then discards one enticing theory after another, the truth seems to recede ever farther. So far that he begins to question his own moral compass in this “superb thriller from a veteran crime writer” (Jeffrey Deaver, New York Times bestselling author) that you’ll savor to the last word.