Title: The Novel Handbook Author: Lauren Clarke Genre: Non-Fiction Release Date: September 20, 2017 ~BLURB~ Do you want to make writing your novels easier? The Novel Handbook is a complete 168-page guide to help you plan your novel, for experienced and beginner writers alike. Keep all your notes on character, plot, setting and more in one handy place, allowing you to access everything you need to know about your work-in-progress with ease. Features include: Character biographies: Pages for minor and major characters, complete with prompts so you can keep track of their features and personality traits (no more wondering what ….
Title: Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking Author: Emily K. Neuburger Genre: Non Fiction, Art Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC Release Date: April 18, 2017 Format: ebook Pages: 164 Source: NetGalley Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into quirky characters for ….
Title: Blue on Blue Author: Charles Campisi Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Scribner Release Date: February 7, 2017 Format: ebook Pages: 368 Source: NetGalley One of the most authentic and consistently illuminating portraits of police work ever, Blue on Blue describes the fascinating inner workings of the world’s largest police force and Chief Charles Campisi’s unprecedented two decades putting bad cops behind bars. From 1996 through 2014 Charles Campisi headed NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, working under four police commissioners and gaining a reputation as hard-nosed and incorruptible. When he retired, only one man on the 36,000-member force had served longer. ….
Title: Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Our Edible World Author: Julia Rothman, Rachel Wharton Genre: Food, Non Fiction, Cooking Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC Release Date: October 1, 2016 Format: Ebook Pages: 224 Source: NetGalley ARC Best-selling author and noted illustrator of Nature Anatomy, Julia Rothman takes her pen into the kitchen with this charming, illustrated guide to all things edible around the globe. She focuses her curious eye on the origins, types, tools, traditions, and techniques behind the most popular foods and preparations, from breads to fish to spices and desserts. This was a super interesting little ….
Title: The Mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack: From Victorian Legend to Steampunk Hero Author: John Matthews Genre: Non Fiction Publisher: Destiny Books Release Date: October 21, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 360 Source: Amazon An extensive investigation of the origins and numerous sightings of the mysterious and terrifying figure known as Spring-Heeled Jack… • Shares original 19th-century newspaper accounts of Spring-Heeled Jack encounters as well as 20th and 21st-century reports • Explains his connections to Jack the Ripper and the Slender Man • Explores his origins in earlier mythical beings from folklore, his Steampunk popularity, and the theory that he may be ….
In the Tudor age the murder rate was five times higher than it is today. Now, in this unique true crime guide, the Tudor Murder Files reveals just how bloody and brutal this fascinating era really was. From the dark days of Henry VIII to the turbulent times of Shakespeare, James Moore’s new book is the first to chart the period’s most gripping murder cases in all their grizzly detail. Featuring tales of domestic slaughter, sexual intrigue and cunning assassinations, as well as murder mysteries worthy of Agatha Christie, the book vividly brings to life the violent crime wave that ….
BLURB A Parisian private chef shares his favorite fall recipes and anecdotes in this delicious collection with French flair! As fall arrives, let’s change more than just our wardrobes—let’s reinvent our cooking with seasonal products! Too difficult or time-consuming? Not with these tips and quick and easy recipes from chef Didier Quémener. Didier’s cooking is all about seasonal ingredients (no strawberries on Didier’s table in November). He grew up in the French countryside, picking fresh fruit and vegetables in his grandmother’s garden and preparing flavorful meals at her side. Today, Didier brings that love for seasonal products to his guests ….
BLURB Winner of the Edgar Award: The riveting account of an audacious fraud scheme that stretched from a Mafia hangout on the Lower East Side to the Vatican. With a round, open face and a penchant for tall tales, Matteo de Lorenzo resembled everyone’s kindly uncle. But Uncle Marty, as he was known throughout the Genovese crime family, was one of the New York mob’s top earners throughout the 1960s and ’70s, the mastermind of a billion-dollar trade in stolen and counterfeit securities. In the spring of 1972, de Lorenzo and his shrewd and ruthless business partner, Vincent Rizzo, traveled ….
BLURB Wonderfully well-written, outrageous, and provocative.” —Booklist. “Entertaining … and scholarly … Like a bag of Halloween candy, the book is a lot of fun.” — Boston Globe. “Fans of cultural history will devour each chapter … like a toothsome treat.” — Christian Science Monitor. Acclaimed cultural critic David J. Skal explores one of America’s most perplexingly popular holidays in this original mix of personal anecdotes and social analysis. Skal traces Halloween’s evolution from its dark Celtic history and quaint, small-scale celebrations to its emergence as mammoth seasonal marketing event. Skal takes readers on a cross-country survey that covers remarkably ….
BLURB Choose a batter, flavor with syrup, add a frosting—it’s magic! Want something decadent and fudgy? Darkest Chocolate Cake + Caramel Syrup + Malted Milk Chocolate Frosting + crushed candy bars = Candy Bar Cake. Or how about a nutty cake like the Elvis: Peanut Butter Cake + Bacon Syrup + Nutella Frosting, topped with candied bacon. Fit for the king, indeed! This innovative and remarkably easy way to bake luscious, flavorful cakes is a formula for cake bliss. Cake Magic! is a full-color visual cookbook—photos in the front, recipes in the back—and the first step in every baker’s cake ….
BLURB In this clear-eyed, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Dr. Vincent Di Maio and veteran crime writer Ron Franscell guide us behind the morgue doors to tell a fascinating life story through the cases that have made Di Maio famous-from the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald to the complex issues in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Beginning with his street-smart Italian origins in Brooklyn, the book spans 40 years of work and more than 9,000 autopsies, and Di Maio’s eventual rise into the pantheon of forensic scientists. One of the country’s most methodical and intuitive criminal pathologists will ….