From the back cover: A famous geology researcher and professor, Ralph Pangbourne was more powerful than popular. But who hated him enough to murder him and then to place his lifeless body in a medieval stock on the campus green? Retired CIA agent Henry Garrett is on the scene to find out...
From the back cover: When a violent murder leaves a prominent citizen dead and a falsely accused suspect in exile, a master philosopher turned part-time sleuth is drawn into the baffling mystery. The scene is Athens, 332 B.C.; the murder weapon is a bow and arrow; the investigator, an inexperienced young boy. There is only one mind capable of putting together the puzzling pieces--that of the great and wise Aristotle. Stephanos does the legwork, exploring the ins and outs of the city, and the master ponders the clues and weighs the evidence. In a splendidly dramatic trial before the supreme tribunal of Athens, Aristotle unmasks the villain in a dazzling display of deductive logic.
This board book has beautiful, whimsical drawings to accompany the song Baa, Baa Black Sheep. The black sheep is the proprietess of a general store and a gentleman goat is enquiring about the availability of wool.
I was not sure I would like this book, it started out rather depressing. Poor girl meets rich guy in New Orleans and he treats her badly, very like the Scrapbook mysteries by Laura Childs. But this poor girl has more spine and sets herself up in business after her divorce and does very well. Husband comes back and is a changed man, really! There are side plots and interesting characters. I like mysteries set in New Orleans, lots of atmosphere. I ended up enjoying it more than I expected, and look forward to reading the next in the series, A Bad Hair Day.
There's a little bit of everything in here: tole painting, faux finishes, stencilling, woodcrafts, making wreaths, but the majority of projects are sewing: quilting, samplers, crewelwork and dollmaking. I enjoyed looking at it, but I confess, I've not tried to make any of the projects.
From the back cover: Caroline Fraser is undeniably a beauty and knows exactly how to use her looks to get what she wants, especially when it comes to men. But this time her self-confidence forces the hand of the wrong person, and she winds up viciously murdered with a common kitchen knife. This baffling case compels Inspector Doug Niven to turn to Dr. Jean Montrose, who was Caroline's doctor and liked her very much.
Caroline aroused strong feelings in everyone who knew her, and this only makes Niven's job tougher. His growing list of suspects includes her ex-boyfriend, Brian, who couldn't accept that he'd been given the heave-ho...her brother, Marco, whose feelings for her were disturbingly unfamilial...her boss, Mac, whose interest in her was unprofessional...and the terribly jealous other secretary, Aileen. To catch the killer, Niven must investigate this uneasy set of relationships. But when his prime suspect is gruesomely murdered, he once again calls on Dr. Jean Montrose, whose expert medical knowledge and understanding of human nature are desperately needed to unravel the web of deceit and death.
The third Israel Armstrong is much better than the second. If you thought Mr. Dixon Disappears was rather flat, don't give up on the series, this one is just as quirky and fun as the first. Imagine Israel and Ted's excellent adventure to England to look at replacing the mobile library. Will they make it? Will they ever stop bickering like an old married couple? And what is Israel's mother like? Read it and weep with laughter.