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"I just have fallen in love with this series. It just keeps getting better and better and very entertaining. Suspense and a mystery/murder is what keeps me wanting more!" –Books, Dreams, Life
Sean and Sara McKinley's popularity as a murder-solving duo has gained momentum since they retired from the Albany Police Department. As guests on a local television show, they meet reporter Reanne Mable, the sister-in-law of Albany's Mayor Davenport. When an introduction is made, it turns out the mayor is looking for a favor from the McKinleys: his daughter has gone missing from her university campus, and he wants them to find her. Only thing is the police are already on the case, and the McKinleys don't want to step on any toes. With that said, they also know the fate of the girl shouldn't be up for debate and decide to undertake a covert operation.
But being in politics has brought Davenport his share of enemies, and as Sean and Sara come to realize, bringing Halie home safe may be more difficult than they'd imagined—and fraught with far more danger.
McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.
What readers have to say about Politics is Murder:
★★★★★ "Full of suspense, and there's even some romance, plus a murder or two."
★★★★★ "Another amazing Sean and Sara mystery."
★★★★★ "These two keep my hope alive that people really do have soul mates."
★★★★★ "This book is well-written and fun to read."
★★★★★ "Easy reading and entertaining."
★★★★★ "Another fun and exciting installment in the McKinley Mysteries series."
★★★★★ "I am hooked on Sean and Sara."
★★★★★ "Fast-paced and keeps me interested."
Tess wants you to know that she intends to continue throwing up freely as long as the new baby gets to—fair is fair. Ovid would like to inform you that he’s giving up one of his nine lives in order to avoid a visit to the vet—he’ll miss you and knows you understand. And Quinn assures you that she’ll protect you from whatever it is that’s rolled under the table with all the righteous fury in her little body—even if only turns out to be a dropped olive. Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed Again is full of funny letters and heartwarming photos—a perfect gift for cat lovers.
From shredded furniture to messy litter boxes to fur on everything, there are times when every cat owner wants to shout, "Cats are the worst!" This playful book shows what it looks like if cats could shout back, "No, humans are the worst!" For every grievance humans have about their feline friends (knocked over glasses!), cats have one about their humans (unprovoked vacuuming!)—and each is explored in a lively exchange that is as funny as it is familiar. Filled with watercolor illustrations that perfectly capture every moment of cat-titude, Cats Are the Worst is a relatable laugh for anyone who might agree that cats are the worst—but also, maybe, a little bit the best.
An indolent college student creates a chaotic fictional world in this classic of Irish literature: “A marvel of imagination, language, and humor” (New Republic). In this comic masterpiece, our unnamed narrator—a student at University College, Dublin, who spends more time drinking and working on his novel than attending classes—creates a character, a pub owner named Trellis, who himself is devoted mainly to writing and sleeping. Soon Trellis is collaborating with an author of cowboy romances, and from there unspools a brilliantly unpredictable adventure that James Joyce himself called “a really funny book.” “’Tis the odd joke of modern Irish literature—of the three novelists in its holy trinity, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, the easiest and most accessible of the lot is O’Brien. . . . Flann O’Brien was too much his own man, Ireland’s man, to speak in any but his own tongue.” —The Washington Post “As with Scott Fitzgerald, there is a brilliant ease in [O’Brien’s] prose, a poignant grace glimmering off every page.” —John Updike “One of the best books of our century.” —Graham Greene
Illustrated and packaged à la Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon, Goodnight '70s turns the classic children’s book into a baby boomer’s ode to the far out 1970s. It’s the perfect gift for anyone nostalgic for the good old days of bell-bottoms, disco balls, and 8-track tapes.
A compendium of jibes, advice, philosophy, wit, and wisdom from the thoroughly progressive eighteenth century romantic revolutionary. Have you ever wanted to contribute to a discussion with an astute observation on unrequited love? Give advice to a peer on how to dress for a night out? Or end an argument with a biting quip on men, heartbreak, or feminist politics? The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Jane Austen is a crash course in the author’s surprisingly modern philosophies, captured in pithy epigrams and memorable quotes. Discover what she had to say about style and dress, men and women, all matters of the heart, keeping up appearances, arts and graces, health and happiness, pride, prejudice, and more. A handy pocket guide, it speaks volumes. Beautifully designed and compiled from her novels, this entertaining arsenal of wicked and practical wisdom makes clear why Austen’s legacy continues to flourish in contemporary pop culture. Full of sense and sensibility, The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Jane Austen is sure to delight devoted fans and casual readers alike.
From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author: “An immensely gratifying novel” of an Irish-American clan whose exploits changed Albany forever (The Boston Globe). When it was built, the Phelan mansion was the only home on the block. In the decades since, countless tragedies have swept through its rambling halls, but no matter how many times its foundations have been rocked, the old house still stands. Now, in 1958, its sole occupants are the eccentric old painter Peter Phelan and his illegitimate son, Orson, who sees all—but says nothing. When Peter invites his remaining family to hear him read his will aloud, it forces the Phelan clan to reckon with the most powerful force in Albany: their own tortured history. Unveiling a series of portraits inspired by family tragedy, Peter takes the Phelans back into the past, as far as 1887, forcing them to come face-to-face with the origins of the family curse. As the raucous narrative unfolds, Orson does his best to grapple with his roots, and the knowledge that the sins of the past can never truly be washed away. William Kennedy’s eight-book Albany Cycle is one of the most ambitious projects in modern historical fiction, a kaleidoscopic portrait of a city whose heroes are its corrupt politicians, conmen, and thieves. The Phelans are one of the roughest families in American literature, and also one of the greatest, who “can claim a place beside O’Neill’s Tyrones and Steinbeck’s Joads” (Library Journal).
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