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Shortest Way to Hades

Shortest Way to Hades
$7.99
Each member of "the nursery", a group of brilliant yet sometimes bungling young barristers, has one member of a wealthy British family as a client. When they suspect that a murderer's afoot in the family's complex real estate tax case, they once again call in their friend Hilary Tamar, brilliant Oxford don.
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9780440212331
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November 5, 1995
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Sibyl in Her Grave

Sibyl in Her Grave
$8.99
Julia Larwood's Aunt Regina needs help. She and two friends pooled their modest resources and invested in equities. Now the tax man demands his due, but they've already spent the money. How can they dig themselves out of the tax hole? Even more to the point: Can the sin of capital gains trigger corporeal loss?

That's one for the sibyl, psychic counselor Isabella del Comino, who has offended Aunt Regina and her friends by moving into the rectory, plowing under a cherished garden, and establishing an aviary of ravens. When Isabella is found dead, all clues point to death by fiscal misadventure.

So Julia calls in an old friend and Oxford fellow, Professor Hilary Tamar, to follow a money trail that connects Aunt Regina to what appears to be capital fraud -- and capital crime. The two women couldn't have a better champion than the erudite Hilary, as once again Sarah Caudwell sweeps us into the scene of the crime, leaving us to ponder the greatest mystery of all: Hilary, him -- or her -- self.

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9780440234821
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July 3, 2001
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Sirens Sang of Murder

Sirens Sang of Murder
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Young barrsiter Michael Cantrip has skipped of tothe Channel Islands to take on a tax-law casethat's worth a fortune -- if Cantrip's tax-planningcronies can locate the missing heir. But Cantriphas waded in way over his head. Strange things arehappening on these mysterious, isolated isles.Something is going bump in the night -- and bumpingoff members of the legal team, one by one. SoonCantrip is telexing the gang at the home office forhelp. And it's up to amateur investigator HilarayTamar (Oxford don turned supersleuth) to getCantrip back to safety of his chambers -- alive!"
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9780440207450
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September 9, 1990
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Stolen Life (Consent Not to Be a Single Being)

Stolen Life (Consent Not to Be a Single Being)
$27.95
"Taken as a trilogy, consent not to be a single being is a monumental accomplishment: a brilliant theoretical intervention that might be best described as a powerful case for blackness as a category of analysis."-Brent Hayes Edwards, author of Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination

In Stolen Life-the second volume in his landmark trilogy consent not to be a single being-Fred Moten undertakes an expansive exploration of blackness as it relates to black life and the collective refusal of social death. The essays resist categorization, moving from Moten's opening meditation on Kant, Olaudah Equiano, and the conditions of black thought through discussions of academic freedom, writing and pedagogy, non-neurotypicality, and uncritical notions of freedom. Moten also models black study as a form of social life through an engagement with Fanon, Hartman, and Spillers and plumbs the distinction between blackness and black people in readings of Du Bois and Nahum Chandler. The force and creativity of Moten's criticism resonate throughout, reminding us not only of his importance as a thinker, but of the continued necessity of interrogating blackness as a form of sociality.

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9780822370581
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August 10, 2018
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Stoner Babes Coloring Book

Stoner Babes Coloring Book
Stoner Babes Coloring Book
$14.95
Diverse faces of beauty and empowerment

This meditative, art-filled adult coloring book is inspired by the beauty of women and gender fluid people who savor the qualities of the marijuana plant. They are empowered, intelligent, motivated humans who pay no mind to judgment, for they're making their mark in this world no matter their color, shape, size, age, or gender. You'll enjoy coloring these highly detailed and varied pages, with tattoos, patterned garb, shape-filled backgrounds, marijuana bouquets, and gorgeous faces. While you color, partake in the transcendental qualities of weed and contemplate what empowerment means to you. Contains over 60 babes on single-sided and perforated pages that you can tear out and share.

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9781621064305
Publication Date: 
September 11, 2018
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Supremes' Greatest Hits

Supremes' Greatest Hits
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Can the government seize your house to build a shopping mall? Can it determine what control you have over your own body? Can police search your cellphone? The answers to those questions come from the Supreme Court, whose rulings have shaped American life and justice and allowed Americans to retain basic freedoms such as privacy, free speech, and the right to a fair trial. Especially relevant in light of Justice Antonin Scalia's passing, as President Obama gears for a fight over nominating his successor, and as we prepare to elect a new president who may get to appoint other justices, the revised and updated edition of Michael G. Trachtman's page-turner includes ten important new cases from 2010 to 2015. In addition, a special section features analyses of the new term rulings planned for June 2016.

The new cases include:
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), which restricts the right of governments to limit campaign contributions by corporations and unions; Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014), which allows a religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act requirement that corporations pay for contraceptive coverage for their employees; Riley v. California (2014), which ruled that police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest; and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), which ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

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9781454920779
Publication Date: 
September 6, 2016
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Theban Mysteries

Theban Mysteries
$7.99
For a century, wealthy New York girls have been trained for the rigors of upper class life at the Theban, an exclusive private school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Kate Fansler is lured back to her alma mater to teach a seminar on Antigone. But a hostile note addressed to Kate, the uniform mistrustfulness of her six, bright students, and the Dobermans that patrol the building at night suggest trouble on the spot. As Kate leads her class through the inexorable tragic unfolding of Antigone, a parallel nightmare envelops the school and everyone connected with it. . . .
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9780449007068
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April 3, 2001
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To Conquer Mr. Darcy

To Conquer Mr. Darcy
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A sexy Jane Austen re-imagining by author Abigail Reynolds

What if...
Instead of disappearing from Elizabeth Bennet's life after she refused his offer of marriage, Mr. Darcy had stayed and tried to change her mind?

What if...
Lizzy, as she gets to know Darcy, finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses win out over her sense of propriety?

What if...
Madly in love and mutually on fire, their passion anticipates their wedding?

In To Conquer Mr. Darcy, instead of avoiding Elizabeth after his ill-fated marriage proposal, Mr. Darcy follows her back to Hertfordshire to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. And little by little, Elizabeth begins to find the man she thought she despised, irresistible...

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

Praise for To Conquer Mr. Darcy:
Shows a different side of Darcy, a bold side unafraid of going after what he wants. --Hollywood Today
Sure to appeal to fans of lusty historical romance. --Library Journal
Abigail Reynolds sure knows how to steam up a page! --A Readers Respite
If you always longed for Mr. Darcy to sweep Elizabeth off her feet, then this is your book! --I Just Finished Reviews

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9781402237300
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August 3, 2010
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Trail of Lightning

Trail of Lightning
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One of the Time 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time

2019 LOCUS AWARD WINNER, BEST FIRST NOVEL

2019 HUGO AWARD FINALIST, BEST NOVEL

Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novel

One of Bustle's Top 20 "landmark sci-fi and fantasy novels" of the decade

"Someone please cancel Supernatural already and give us at least five seasons of this badass Indigenous monster-hunter and her silver-tongued sidekick." --The New York Times

"An excitingly novel tale." --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight Crossroads series

"Fun, terrifying, hilarious, and brilliant." --Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper and Star Wars: Last Shot

"A powerful and fiercely personal journey through a compelling postapocalyptic landscape." --Kate Elliott, New York Times bestselling author of Court of Fives and Black Wolves

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters--and it is up to one young woman to unravel the mysteries of the past before they destroy the future.

Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.

Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel the rez, unraveling clues from ancient legends, trading favors with tricksters, and battling dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology.

As Maggie discovers the truth behind the killings, she will have to confront her past if she wants to survive.

Welcome to the Sixth World.

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9781534413504
Publication Date: 
June 26, 2018
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