Mallory is back and facing a two-fisted whodunit: Who’s responsible for the just-discovered “lost novel” by the celebrated author of The Maltese Falcon? Is it the master, Dashiell Hammett, himself, or a very cunning counterfeiter? And who’s behind the shocking, suspicious demise of Roscoe Kane, a hard-drinking, hard-boiled crime-novel pioneer? Aptly enough, this one-two punch of a puzzle is the talk of Bouchercon, the famed convention where mystery scribes gather to honor (and murder?) their own. But Mallory may be the only one who’s tired of talking. He’s got a heavy-duty hunch, a hotel full of suspects, and a hard lesson to teach…namely, you don’t mess with a man’s heroes. Chicago’s dark side may be no place for armchair detectives, but Mallory’s no stranger to true crime. And before he leaves the Windy City, he means to strike more than a few blows in defense of his fallen comrades…and against the evil that men do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004523/bk_brll_004523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Melanie Hogan is anything but your average beauty salon owner. She’s created a life for herself that’s an exact contradiction to that of her wanderlust, absentee mother who bailed on her when Melanie was four years old. She has gone beyond and above to make sure her life is stable, predictable, and…boring. Too boring. When she begins on a quest to add some spice to her life, she learns an important lesson: Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. And she does.Velma Johnson, the town busy body, keels over in Melanie’s stylist chair just as she’s about to reveal a secret to Melanie. As details emerge around Velma’s death, Melanie enlists the help of her best friends and business partners, Claire Davis and Jack Dancy, to find the killer. Could it be one of the three girls who work side by side with Melanie at the salon, all of whom were present when Velma died? Or one of their clients that were there as well? Or what about Buford Woods, the client who threatened to have the last laugh when Melanie refused to date him and who suspiciously shows up outside the salon right after Velma dies?It’s a race against time as Melanie finds herself prey to a stalker intent on ruining her life, and one who’s behavior is escalating. As Melanie solves the puzzle that has become her life, someone is dead set against letting her discover the truth, much less live to tell about it. And as she discovers the truth, she finds the missing piece to an unfinished puzzle from her past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shelby Forbes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134437/bk_acx0_134437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Luigi never seems to learn his lesson. It’s been 18 years since he was first lured to a haunted house and tortured by its spooky inhabitants. Now, having been duped again, he’s trapped in an even bleaker building - the Hotel of Last Resort - as he races to rescue a familiar cast of Mushroom Kingdom characters. Although it treads very familiar ground to its predecessors, there’s a lot to love in the third installment of the adventure series that lets Mario’s timid twin take charge. You still guide the character through uniquely themed sections of the building, relying on his flashlight and multi-functional Poltergust vacuum to rid the place of ghosts. Luigi keeps track of his progress through the 15 main hotel floors with the help of a digital assistant, amusingly called a Virtual Boo, as well as the quirky Professor E Gadd, who’s on hand to offer tips and tutorials. Luigi's Mansion Three guide and walk-through is complete with puzzle solutions, boss guides, every gem location, all boo locations, tips and tricks, secrets, easter eggs and references, and much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/200137/bk_acx0_200137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the lessons from Henry Ford that will unleash your entrepreneurial potential! Among the most famous Americans ever, Henry Ford was one of the greatest inventors and industrialists of the early 20th century. He built one of the most innovative versions of the "horseless carriage" and created the first factory assembly line. But the secrets to Henry Ford's success were not lost when he passed away. Take a journey through the lenses of his life, and see how the secrets to his success unfold. Learn and master the ways of Henry Ford, the man who set the standards for success and paved the way for millions of other entrepreneurs to innovate and impact the world. Henry Ford's experiences each come with a valuable lesson in entrepreneurship, and each of these lessons is one more piece of the puzzle to becoming a great innovator. Being a transformative leader in this world is not limited to those who are gifted. It takes hard work, diligence, and an eye for seeing beyond the curtain. You too can become a great entrepreneur like Ford and find your success in this challenging world. Here's a preview of what you will learn: How to take the leap from a life of certainty to a life of reward How to associate yourself with people who can further your objectives How to persevere in the face of all odds How not to get caught up with money issues 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049304/bk_acx0_049304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Bible is not necessarily easy to understand because it is not a book but more than 60 books, written by those inspired by God over a period of 1700 years. There have been many Bible study guides, methods, systems and outlines published in a sincere effort to help people read the Bible. However, for many people these guides are intimidating and unintentionally confusing as they direct the reader to take a section of one book, sections from other books, and piece them together like building a puzzle. To piece together sections of 66-plus individual books over the course of a year or more and understand them as a single completed work can be overwhelming and lead to many different conclusions. Also there is danger in bouncing between or skipping over sections as vital facts can be missed, completely changing a meaning and lesson. This is one of the major reasons why we ended up with dozens of different Christian denominations. The Bible actually can be easy to read because it flows with a consistent teaching or message throughout. Times change, people and cultures change, and circumstances change, but what pleases God, and what angers him, does not. God's expectations and the way he looks at us has never changed. He has made slight adjustments based on the way we respond and act, as all good parents do, but he never raised or lowered his expectations. The Bible Simplified is not a system or guide but a long overdue chronology that begins before the creation of mankind, walks you through the garden, through the Old Testament, into the New Testament and through the Apostles' teachings. This is not a children's book but an easy read with a level of detail that delivers simple clarity and complete harmony in all of the books that make up the Bible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Carl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047408/bk_acx0_047408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In science teaching, the enrichment activities are commonly used by science educators and teachers. The use of enrichment activities assists students to build up interest and enthusiasm in science. In addition, they publicize popular appeal. Some of these enrichment activities include creative thinking skills.This approach which is novel excites students about a science lesson and provokes enthusiasm, and fascinates their attention.Word Juxtapoz puzzles foster a scientific way for students to think and come up with a solution related to some knowledge of science topics taught. They make the lesson fun and enjoyable so that students may have further interest in science lessons. It also offers intellectual challenge for students because sometime it is not easy to figure out the puzzle. Therefore, Word Juxtapoz puzzles promote students' creative thinking skills and problem-solving skills which are related to their cognitive awareness.
Learning programming with one of "the coolest applications around": algorithmic puzzles ranging from scheduling selfie time to verifying the six degrees of separation hypothesis.This book builds a bridge between the recreational world of algorithmic puzzles (puzzles that can be solved by algorithms) and the pragmatic world of computer programming, teaching readers to program while solving puzzles. Few introductory students want to program for programming's sake. Puzzles are real-world applications that are attention grabbing, intriguing, and easy to describe.Each lesson starts with the description of a puzzle. After a failed attempt or two at solving the puzzle, the reader arrives at an Aha! moment-a search strategy, data structure, or mathematical fact-and the solution presents itself. The solution to the puzzle becomes the specification of the code to be written. Readers will thus know what the code is supposed to do before seeing the code itself. This represents a pedagogical philosophy that decouples understanding the functionality of the code from understanding programming language syntax and semantics. Python syntax and semantics required to understand the code are explained as needed for each puzzle.Readers need only the rudimentary grasp of programming concepts that can be obtained from introductory or AP computer science classes in high school. The book includes more than twenty puzzles and more than seventy programming exercises that vary in difficulty. Many of the puzzles are well known and have appeared in publications and on websites in many variations. They range from scheduling selfie time with celebrities to solving Sudoku problems in seconds to verifying the six degrees of separation hypothesis. The code for selected puzzle solutions is downloadable from the book's website, the code for all puzzle solutions is available to instructors.
LIFE'S EXPERIENCES through a REFLECTIVE LENS: More than 50 heart-warming stories and expositions to challenge you and lift you up spiritually It is difficult to successfully go through life without being a critical thinker. Without deep thought one is prone to repeating mistakes without learning lessons. You are likely to grope for the handle while the door is open! If you seldom think deeply you will miss obvious opportunities and blame the guiltless! In fact, we often blame God for our blunders because we seldom reflect. Life is a journey and the nature of the path varies at different points. Sometimes the path is bumpy; at other times, it is thorny or crooked. We may meet lions and bears along the way. We seldom quit the journey though we are often discouraged. We keep travelling with the destination constantly on our minds. No matter how rugged the road may be, the thought that we will someday arrive at home keeps us going. We meet and greet other pilgrims, offer helping hands to the discouraged on the way and refreshment to the road-weary where we can. We observe the flowers, and smell the petals and the earth as the first drops of rain arrive in due season. At the end of every journey, we are often left with great stories to tell and, if we were good observers, we are invariably richer at the end of the journey than when we first set out. In 'Life's Experiences through a Reflective Lens' I invite you to come on a journey with me. Here you will find stories to challenge you, warm your heart, and spiritually uplift you. I believe that our lives are stories being played out under the watchful eyes of the benevolent Great Author (God). As we mature, He invites us to co-author our life's stories with Him. Those who accept this invitation continue to tell this story through the filter of the lens of God's Words. God walks with us every day, guides us through thick and thin, through deserts, parched lands, hills and valleys, war and peace, joy and overwhelming sadness; yet in those trials and amid storms God never leaves us. He continues to open our eyes and helps us understand how the pieces of the puzzle fit into the larger picture. He allows everything that happens in our lives and sets the timing of the events. He cushions us and lifts us to a closer relationship with Him each time we overcome or even falter. He continues to write the story of our lives and invites us to be active participants. Please come with me! Let's peep into some of the places God has taken me and I will share what He has taught me. Laugh if you must, a little humor can heal the heart; after all Proverbs 17:27 affirms that a cheerful heart is good medicine. Shed a tear or two if you want to but never forget the lesson behind every story. Trust me! Your mind will be opened at the end of each story and you will likely become a keener observer of God's interaction with you in everyday life! Never again will you go through life's experiences or the Scriptures without learning the lessons they mean to teach you.
When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will---'Take Doofus squirrel-fishing'---and they can only do that by talking to Doc's friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, searching through Doc's correspondence, and discovering clues around them. Humor abounds as this mismatched lot tries to find time in their hectic lives to work together to solve the puzzle. In the end, will they realize that fortune comes in many guises? 'Doc's Codicil' is a mystery told with abundant humor. It tells the story of a veterinarian who teaches his heirs a lesson from the grave.