Author: S. A. Gordon
Publisher: Xoum Publishing
In the heat of a Melbourne summer, the two best female tennis players in the world do battle for one of the most prestigious titles on the tour: the Australian Open. Susanna Freeman and Riley O'Toole are great rivals and great friends. They've fought over matches, but never over love, until now.
Author: Linda Howard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Seamlessly blending heart-pounding romance and breathless intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard writes a masterful, stylish, and provocative suspense novel that absolutely defies readers to put it down. Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her thirty-fourth birthday, still living with her widowed mom and spinster aunt, she decides it's time to get a life. But can a lifelong good girl turn bad? No, not exactly. But she can pretend, right? One makeover later, Daisy has transformed herself into a party girl extraordinaire. She's letting her hair down, dancing the night away at clubs, and laughing and flirting with men for the first time in, well, ever. With a new lease on her own place and her life, it's open season for man-hunting. But on her way home late one night, Daisy sees something she's not supposed to see. Suddenly the target of a killer, she's forced to put her manhunt on hold. But the very moment she stops looking might be the moment she finds what she's wanted all along. Trouble is, before he can share her life, he might just have to save it.
True Stories of the Maine Warden Service
Author: Daren Worcester
Publisher: Down East Books
Category: True Crime
Woods Cop: True Stories of the Maine Warden Service is a collection of 21 stories from two former colonels, two lieutenants, two sergeants, four district wardens, a warden pilot, and one currently active duty corporal. Altogether, their cumulative experiences account for more than 300 years of warden experience. Before reality TV cameras, GPS devices, and dashboard computers, these wardens presided over a coming of age era for the Maine Warden Service. It was a time when a compass, map, and their wits were what mattered most in the field. Every day offered the potential for an exciting new adventure, many of which endangered the wardens themselves. This book recreates the full warden experience. In addition to hair-raising, life-and-death scenarios, the collection covers moments such as a child innocently outing his parents as “looking for deer” at night, the doldrums of a stakeout, and the grief of tragedy. The stories have been written in a third person, narrative format to ensure consistency in style and to help readers feel the excitement of a twig snapped in the dark, the frustration of second guessing yourself when lives are at stake, and the duty to do what’s right, even if it means breaking the law.
Author: C. J. Box
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel Winner of the Gumshoe Award for Best First Novel Winner of the Barry Award for Best First Novel Winner of the Macavity Award for Best First Novel There's nothing unusual about the sound of a gunshot in Twelve Sleep. Here in remotest Wyoming, where elk roam the pine forests and cougars prowl the mountains, everyone owns a gun. But when Joe Pickett hears two sharp cracks ring out months before hunting season, it's his job to investigate. As game warden in Twelve Sleep, father-of-two Joe Pickett is not only badly paid and poorly housed, but deeply unpopular. So when the source of the shots - a well-known poacher - gets off scott-free after a humiliating confrontation, the locals are delighted. And then the poacher turns up dead in the Pickett's backyard. Charged with investigating the first murder he's ever encountered, Joe soon finds himself swamped with questions. How did the dead man get to his house? What was in the empty cooler by his side? And why do his colleagues want to sweep the case under the rug? Battling grudge-holding neighbours, corrupt officials and out-of-town activists, Joe begins to unravel a mystery that threatens the life and the family he loves.
An Angler's Life in New Zealand
Author: Dave Witherow
A charming collection of fishing stories drawn from over 30 years of persistent pursuit of the elusive trout. Dave Witherow is an angler: an adventurous, risk-taking, articulate, passionate angler. He's spent the best part of his life fishing the rivers of New Zealand. He's also a story teller of rare talent. His stories are beautifully and hilariously imbued with the camaraderie of men, of fellow anglers, seeking a world away from domesticity and daily cares; 'getting away from it all' and finding their inner hunter-gatherers.Two-Pies, Kevin, Bubbles and others appear again and again, their characters and quirks masterfully portrayed - these are friends who for many years have fished some of the most remote areas of New Zealand. The author wore-out one small plane and built another in order to visit the more secluded river spots where one doesn't come across the 80 per cent of fishers, or the guides and the well-outfitted tourists disembarking a helicopter. His encounters and adventures are always highly entertaining, appealing and down-right hair-raising. Lyrical, erudite, ferociously astute, Witherow captures a New Zealand that few experience. Throughout, the penetrating, concise mind of the hunter, the grace of the fly-caster and the cool-headed approach to a river crossing are brilliantly balanced with the antics and utter joy of the author and his fishing mates. Open Season is the perfect book for the keen angler, the armchair traveller and the many tourists who venture to New Zealand just for the season.
Author: Archer Mayor
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont police force has a serious problem: in a community where a decade could pass without a single murder, the body count is suddenly mounting. Innocent citizens are being killedand others set-upseemingly orchestrated by a mysterious ski-masked man. Signs suggest that a three year-old murder trial might lie at the heart of things, but it's a case that many in the department would prefer remained closed. A man of quiet integrity, Lt. Gunther knows that he must pursue the case to its conclusion, wherever it leads.Open Season is the first of Archer Mayor's Joe Gunther novels, a series of gripping police procedurals set in New England, where small-town charm, stoicism and civility sometimes conceal brutal truths.
Author: David Osborn
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Die Jagdsaison ist eröffnet. Greg, Ken und Art, erfolgreiche amerikanische Geschäftsmänner und brave Ehemänner, machen sich jedes Jahr auf zur Jagd: Doch Tiere haben sie nicht im Visier. Es ist vielmehr die Jagd nach Sex und Gewalt. Ein Pärchen wird ge kidnappt und in ihre abgelegene Hütte in den Wäldern Nordamerikas verschleppt. Für Martin und Nancy beginnt ein Alptraum. Für die drei Freunde ist es Spaß. Unter ihrer zivilisierten Oberfläche brodelt der Killerinstinkt. Sie geben Martin und Nancy einen kleinen Zeitvorsprung, ehe die Jagd beginnt. Das Paar ist zum Abschuss freigegeben. Doch die Schatten der Vergangenheit sind lang. Plötzlich werden die Jäger zu Gejagten. Und wer kommt lebend raus aus diesem Horrortrip?
Author: Mary Holliday
Category: Historical fiction
Novel, with a backdrop of the Indian freedom struggle, 1857-58.
Author: William Humphrey
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The noted American novelist presents eleven essays extolling the attractions, thrills, benefits, and ramifications of fishing and hunting and the grandeur of master hunters and fishermen
Author: Peter Kirby
Publisher: Linda Leith Publishing
A Guatemalan journalist is kidnapped, and the only message from her kidnappers is the murder of her lawyer. In a race against time, Luc Vanier sets about reconstructing her life, through the sordid world of human trafficking, the secretive underbelly of a multinational mining corporation, and the hiding places of desperate refugees. When Vanier is brutally warned off the investigation, he throws away the rule book and goes after the villains with a vengeance.
A Helen Shepherd Mystery
Author: Cora Buhlert
Publisher: Cora Buhlert
Absolutely no one is sorry when the infamous Ruislip Wood Ripper, a serial killer who has already murdered three women, ends up dead in the forest, shot by a hunter while on the cusp of attacking his fourth victim. But there are just a few coincidences too many in this case for the taste of Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd. Was it really just pure luck that hunter Reginald Hargreaves just happened to be in the right place at the right time? And why did no one warn French tourist Anne Marie Sauvage that there was a killer on the loose in Ruislip Woods? This is a crime short of 6200 words or approx. 20 print pages altogether
Author: Susan Stradiotto
Publisher: Stradiotto LLC
Elle Jones coveted an executive position. Running from her past, Elle developed a strong drive. Her mantra: Executive by thirty! She landed the job and celebrated her long-awaited success. That was…until she left the office late one night. When she stepped from the elevator, her life changed. Three cloaked figures waited… Andreas Javine had Elle in his sights. Terrináe’s Congress only allotted thirty-six slots for new entrants. When Javine missed his opportunity to nominate Elle, he resorted to alternate methods. Yster yearned for her first entrant. Thirty-six mentors had been selected, and Yster missed selection by one. For another Entrant Season, she would be relegated to serving the mentors who were gifted an entrant. That is…until her benefactor approached her with an unusual offer. She would have to pull double-duty, but…at long last… She had the opportunity!
Author: Nancy Palmie
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
From an early age, Lennon Portier knew she was different. The daughter of a mother whose problems were too complicated to understand, she was victimized at a young age, the catalyst for a string of bad choices. After the death of her first husband, Lennon leaves her hometown, first for college and then for a new life in Colorado. However, as she soon discovers, leaving is not enough to change old patterns, and Lennon finds herself wrapped up in a dangerous relationship, this time with the dark stranger she married. Lennon must now be strong. While her happiness is something she can endure, the safety of her daughter is more important than anything else. Lennon must find the strength and perseverance to leave her husband and free herself and her child.
Author: Monique Z. Stephens
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Boog the bear tries to make his way home to the suburbs after being released back into the wild, but along the way he makes friends with Elliot the deer and helps the other forest animals get back at the evil hunter Shaw.
Author: Judy Katschke
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An unlikely pair--Boog, a domesticated grizzly bear who finds himself stranded in the woods, and Elliot, a scrappy, loudmouthed deer--must work together to protect themselves and their fellow forest dwellers from overzealous hunters. Original.
An Artist's Sporting Year
Author: Rodger McPhail
Publisher: Swan Hill Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
This artist and naturalist brings us his observations with a quick eye and sure hand, from scenes which mean so much to him and to all who love wildlife and the traditions of the country.
Author: Jason Akermanis,Gary Smart
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Say what you like about Jason Akermanis—footballer, showman, show-off, troublemaker – there’s no denying that he’s made an impression in his 15 years as an AFL star player. Now, after more than 300 games, three Premierships and a Brownlow Medal, the curtain has come down on his extraordinary career. No longer restrained by contractual obligations and free to speak at last, Aker reveals a no-holds-barred look at a stellar sporting career, including behind-the-scenes details of Aker’s falling out with Leigh Matthews, his move to the Western Bulldogs, run ins with fellow players, and his thoughts on the game. Interwoven throughout is the personal story of finding and reconciling with his biological father—a married man with a family of his own who lived next door. Told with trademark honesty and passion, this tell-all memoir is a must-have for all footy fans.
Incredible Mr. E!
Author: Monique Z. Stephens
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A mule deer leads a band of forest animals agains a mean hunter.
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Pocket Books
On a cross-country skiing trip into the Colorado Rockies, Frank and Joe find themselves facing the greatest challenge of all: survival. A woman dedicated to saving the endangered mountain lion has been shot, and the suspect is determined to track down the Hardy boys as well.