Category: Humor Satire

By Rita Lakin

“NEVER belief somebody less than SEVENTY-FIVE!”

That’s the motto of the Gladdy Gold Detective company. Don’t giggle: having solved a case of serial homicide, Gladdy and her eccentric acquaintances are construction their acceptance among canasta video games and pool exercises–hunting down every little thing from misplaced pocketbooks to lacking octogenarians. And while a jealous lady units them after her wayward husband, and a flasher moves their retirement advanced, possible unrelated instances collide with a 3rd: a sequence of dastardly murders focusing on Florida’s wealthiest better halves.

But while the women win tickets for a luxurious bingo cruise, they hit the jackpot. simply because this send is wearing not just Florida’s fiercest bingo opponents but additionally a killer–and it’s as much as Gladdy and her neighbors to forestall him sooner than one in all them turns into his subsequent victim….

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By Timothy Schaffert

ISBN-10: 1609530403

ISBN-13: 9781609530402

An 83-year-old obituary author for a suffering, small-town newspaper reveals herself embroiled in intrigue, stumbling onto the tale of her occupation: a rustic woman has long past lacking, probably whisked away by way of an itinerant aerial photographer. Or so it kind of feels. all of it can be easily a hoax, or a fantasy, the kid and child-thief invented from the determined mind's eye of a lonely, lovelorn farm girl. The fragility of formative years, the power of kinfolk, and the robust rumor generators of small, rural towns—The Coffins of Little desire tells the tale of characters stuck within the intricately woven webs of fantasy, legend and deception.

Esther Myles, an obituary author in her eighties operating for a suffering small-town newspaper, reveals herself embroiled in intrigue, stumbling upon the tale of her occupation because the tale of the lady reaches all over the place, igniting controversy, attracting curiosity-seekers from all around the nation to this death rural city. And what do the gothic stories of Miranda and Desiree, the storybook sisters of Muscatine’s sequence of novels, play during this town’s survival and within the enduring secret of Lenore?

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By Rose Lerner

ISBN-10: 0843963352

ISBN-13: 9780843963359

IN FOR A PENNY not more ingesting. not more playing. and certainly not more mistress. Now that he’s inherited a mountain of bills and accountability, Lord Nevinstoke has no selection yet to begin performing decent. in particular if he desires to discover a wife—better but, a wealthy spouse. Penelope Brown, a producing heiress, turns out the best selection. She’s beautiful, rational, ladylike, and searching out a wedding according to companionship and mutual esteem.IN FOR A POUND but if they really get to Nev’s family members property, the entire respectability and cause on the earth won’t be adequate to accommodate tenants at the fringe of insurrection, a menacing neighbor, and Nev’s family’s propensity for scandal. crushed yet made up our minds to set issues correct, Nev and Penelope haven't any one to show to yet one another. And to their shock, that simply will be sufficient.

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By Stella Bettermann

ISBN-10: 3404616669

ISBN-13: 9783404616664

Da haben Sie den griechischen Salat. "Kiiiiender, Äääähsen!" schallte es weit nach der Mittagszeit durch die Münchener Wohnsiedlung. Und bis heute weigert sich Stella Bettermanns griechische Mutter, die schicken Pumps bei der deutschen Verwandtschaft gegen Gästepantoffeln zu tauschen. Um so lauter ist der Jubel in der Heimat, wenn die Koffer mit Geschenken von "Seh un Aaah" (C&A) ausgepackt werden und die Ferien in Piräus bei Oma Yiayia beginnen.

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By Sarah Dunn

Named one of many nine so much Addictive Books of 2017 (So some distance) by means of Kirkus, a fortunately Ever After learn by way of USA this day, and certainly one of Entertainment Weekly's Best New Books.


A hilarious and emotionally charged novel a few couple who embark on an open marriage-what may be able to move wrong?

Lucy and Owen, formidable, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, buying and selling of their loopy lifestyles in a cramped residence for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. they have a 2 hundred year-old condominium, an autistic son captivated with the enormous, and 17 chickens, finally count number. it is the form of paradise the place stay-at-home mothers crew as much as prepare dinner the school's "hot lunch," dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, "chopping kale has turn into a definite form of American housewife's model of slicing wood."

When acquaintances at a wine-soaked banquet show they have made their marriage open, good Lucy balks. there is a a part of her, though-the half that concerns she's turn into too cozy being invisible-that's intrigued. Why no longer try out a brief marital test? Six months, transparent flooring ideas, 0 questions requested. whilst an affair with a guy within the urban starts to appear extra attractive than the happily-ever-after she's recognized for the previous 9 years, Lucy needs to make a decision what really makes her happy-"real life," or the "experiment?"

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By E. T. A. Hoffmann

Tomcat Murr is a loveable, self-taught animal who has written his personal autobiography. yet a printer's errors factors his tale to be by accident combined and spliced with a e-book concerning the composer Johannes Kreisler. because the models holiday off and trade at dramatic moments, wildly assorted characters emerge from the confusion - Murr, the convinced student, lover, carouser and brawler, and the moody, hypochondriac genius Kreisler. In his exuberant and peculiar novel, Hoffmann brilliantly inspires the glorious, the ridiculous and the elegant in the humdrum bustle of way of life, making The existence and evaluations of the Tomcat Murr (1820-22) one of many funniest and strangest novels of the 19th century.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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By Fannie Flagg

ISBN-10: 0307790959

ISBN-13: 9780307790958

Welcome to the area, female child! is the humorous, severe, and compelling new novel via Fannie Flagg, writer of the liked Fried eco-friendly Tomatoes on the Whistle cease Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the vintage movie).

Once back, Flagg's humor and admire and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban the USA. yet this time, her heroine is city: a brainy, appealing, and bold emerging superstar of Seventies tv. Dena Nordstrom, satisfaction of the community, is a lady whose destiny is stuffed with promise, her current wealthy with problems, and her earlier marked by way of mystery.

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By Neve Maslakovic

ISBN-10: 1935597345

ISBN-13: 9781935597346

On a foggy Monday in 1986, the universe unexpectedly, all of sudden, bifurcated. Fast-forward to 35 years later: Felix Sayers is a culinary author dwelling in San Francisco of Universe A who spends his days lunching at Coconut Cafe and dreaming of penning an Agatha Christie-style secret. yet every thing alterations whilst his Aunt Henrietta dies, leaving Felix a photo of his father and himself--dated ten days sooner than Felix was once born. it could in simple terms suggest something: Felix has an 'alter' in Universe B. Panicked that his secret novel may possibly already exist, Felix crosses to San Francisco B and proceeds to flagrantly violate the principles of either worlds via snooping round his alter's existence. but if he narrowly escapes a hit-and-run, it turns into transparent that somebody is familiar with he is crossed over... and whoever it really is isn't pleased approximately it. Now Felix needs to discover the reality approximately his adjust, the occasions of 1 Monday, and a wayward rubber duck prior to his time in both worlds runs out.

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