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HENRY FIELDING Amelia Henry Fielding was born at Sharpham Park, near Glastonbury, England, April 12, 1707. His father, a grandson of the Earl of Desmond, and great-grandson of the first Earl of... More > Denbigh, settled in England shortly after the battle of Ramillies as a country squire. In due course, Fielding was sent to Eton, and afterwards to Leyden, where he remained for two years studying civil law. Financial difficulties, however, put a temporary end to his intention of entering the Bar, and in 1727 he solved the problem of a career by beginning to write for the stage. During the next nine years some eighteen of his plays were produced. In 1748 he was appointed a justice of peace for Westminster, and his writings on police and crime are of interest to this day.< Less
Innocence of Father Brown
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The first compilation of Father Brown short stories, The Innocence of Father Brown, is the best place to start when diving into the world of G.K. Chesterson's classic detective stories. Father Brown... More > is introduced in the famous story "The Blue Cross," and lovers of mystery will become quickly entrenched in his world. Often labeled the intuitive cousin of Arthur Conan Doyle's deductive Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown priest turned detective who combines philosophical and spiritual reasoning with scientific observation to solve crimes. Chesterton, a Catholic, is literature's king of paradox as well as a social commentator, and his funny and insightful comparisons leave readers reeling. This volume contains 12 of the 52 Father Brown stories. The tales are short, easy reads with strong plots all connected by the clever detective with an above-average understanding of human nature. Begin the series here, and enter the world of Father Brown. -Abby Zwart, CCEL Staff Writer< Less
Goofy Girls, a Grand Canyon Mystery
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A fun resource-history book about Grand Canyon National Park. An excellent way to learn about the history, geology, and the wildlife. It is hands on learning following 4 teens spending the summer at... More > the National Park. They learn about Canyon history, geology, wildlife and the American Indian culture. The story includes a mule ride to the river, hiking to an Indian village and biking to several Lookouts. The Goofy Girls meet two boys, Bucky and Billy, living at the Village. Theyt are willing to show the girls the sights. Then an investigation of a suspicious occurrence leads to more excitement. The 2 Goofy Girls and the boys experience a mountain lightning storm,cooking over a camp fire, being kidnapped, and a high speed chase. A big German Shepard they met brings help and they end up helping to solve a crime.< Less
For the Price of a Hat
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Jack Mawgan, a successful homicide detective, abandons his police career to become a paramedic but his instincts for solving violent crime prove impossible to leave behind. In his first case in this... More > new role a millionaire businessman from Glasgow is assassinated at his home in Cornwall. The killer’s trail leads to an aristocratic crook and his henchman who both have much blood on their hands. Jack attends the murder scene in his new role as ambulance technician but it leads to a life threatening situation for him, his family and his friends that is only resolved after more murder and mayhem. (This story is built around real places, real people and real events, but the plot and characters in the book are entirely fictional.)< Less
Temporal Rangers: Origins of Time
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Melody Blinkett, a lonely young woman with a troubled past is trying to get her life back together when she is suddenly thrust into the chaotic world of the temporal wormhole and the time stone again... More > and she must unite with a team of friends who will be as close as family and who she has been historically and destined to be with to right wrongs, fight evil-doers, save the world, unite kingdoms and civilizations, make friends, and over all make a difference in their crime-fighting, case-solving, and time-travelling exploits. This new team will travel beyond the scope of the known universe to overcome great obstacles, including being chased by an armored dark clan ancient warrior known as the Green Bullet who is kidnapping and killing apparently random historical figures throughout time. The only problem is that Melody hasn't met them yet! The Temporal Rangers: Origins in Time!< Less
Gild Your Shadows
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Autobiographical and incredibly revealing, dark, thrilling, deliciously sensual, in 'Gild Your Shadows', award-winning stories grounded in real life are interspersed with tales that venture to the... More > furthest reaches of the imagination. Written over a period of ten years, from 2003-2013, these fourteen stories chart emotional highs and lows of their characters. From the slow depressive breakdown of a corporate store assistant in 'The Art of Becoming Invisible', to the non-physical avatar of Buddy Holly, which captivates a doctor at the operating table in 'Michael and the Hollies'. In 'A City Called Sloth', a police inspector attempts to solve a crime before the spectre of a deadly sin claims him. In the futuristic African city of Eger, a teenage love affair defies culture and reputation, while in 'The Love Hit', love is available to drink in bottles at the bar amongst many other emotions. In these stories shadows surface, and are adorned with gold.< Less
The Burden of Mental Illness, Alcohol Use Disorder, and Underage Drinking
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Studies have shown that alcohol causes or contributes to numerous neuropsychiatric diseases, which is why Atul Bhardwaj focused on determining the impact of alcohol on mental and behavioral disorders... More > in a detailed study. Using an analysis of variance, the author found that alcoholic consumption accounts for 42.5 percent of the total variance in disability-adjusted life years caused by mental and behavioral disorders. The study highlights the effect alcohol has on underage drinkers, which statistics show often engage in excessive and high-risk drinking that results in higher health care costs, educational failures, fatal and serious accidents, and increased crime. Policy makers must take urgent action to prevent substance abuse at critical transitional life stages. By lessening the stigma of seeking help and removing other barriers that prevent many from seeking treatment, we’ll be able to start solving problems related to alcohol addiction.< Less
A Double Shot of Murder
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Two complete interactive murder mystery comedy scripts in one edition. DEAD TUESDAY- International playboy Francois Fibian is the only one who can solve the murder of a prominent New Orleans... More > socialite during a Mardi Gras costume ball, but he has his own problems. Someone at this soiree is trying to frame him for the crime. To make matters worse, a voodoo curse is turning him into a frog. Yes, really. and MURDER: THE FINAL FRONTIER-At a sci-fi convention reunion of the cult TV series STAR TRUCK, there is only one question on everyone's lips: Who killed Captain Kork? Could it be First Officer Mr. Spark? Maybe it's Carrie Fishwich, the blowsy actress from the rival franchise, STAR BOARS? And that alien over there...is that a raygun in its pocket or it just glad to be here? Both are perfect for professional or amateur theatrical productions. Performance rights are available.< Less
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