FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {05-28-2021}

Sitting Duck by Robert Dodds

Sitting Duckby Robert Dodds

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‘Not a whodunnit, but a who’ll do it!’
‘Lucky Jim’ meets ‘The Beach’: a pacy, comic novel with a sting in the tail.

This is the journal of Martin Mallard: middle-aged, divorced and uptight, but determined to put a little adventure into his life. He’s signed up with Target Holidays for a group tour of Pootapuri, an obscure island in the Bay of Bengal. The ill-assorted group turns into a hornets’ nest, and, worse, it gradually dawns on him that someone has got it in for him. Someone homicidal…
Within his journal’s pages lie the clues to his eventual murder. It’s been so generous of the murderer to share the journal with us – and belatedly to fulfil Martin’s own literary ambitions.

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The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich

The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migrationby Bernd Heinrich

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“A noted naturalist explores the centrality of home in the lives of humans and other animals . . . A special treat for readers of natural history” (Kirkus Reviews).

Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths and ending up in the same places. Every year since boyhood, the acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has done the same, returning to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. Which led him to wonder: What is the biology in humans of this primal pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing?

In The Homing Instinct, Heinrich explores the fascinating mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures to locate their homes with pinpoint accuracy; and how even the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. And he reminds us that to discount our human emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself.

“A graceful blend of science and memoir . . . [Heinrich’s] ability to linger and simply be there for the moment when, for instance, an elderly spider descends from a silken strand to take the insect he offers her is the heart of his appeal.” –Julie Zickefoose, The Wall Street Journal

“Deep and insightful writing.” –David Gessner, The Washington Post

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Always Pass Uphill of a Yak: And Other Lessons from Nepal by Deborah Roe

Always Pass Uphill of a Yak: And Other Lessons from Nepalby Deborah Roe

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An unlikely trio–a middle aged-couple and a fun-loving cousin–discovers adventure in Nepal. They take in the sacred temples of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, the wildlife of Bardia and Chitwan national parks, the recreation of Pokhara, and the majesty of Lower Mustang. The book is a celebration of Nepal and its people, told with honesty, awe, and humor.

Great for travel lovers, armchair adventurers, or any reader who loved “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson.

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Dirty Deeds by Armand Rosamilia

Dirty Deedsby Armand Rosamilia

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I get paid to erase problems.

Did your extramarital affair produce an unwanted complication? Family problems? Just want to enjoy your midlife crisis by yourself?

That’s where I come in. For a fee I’ll take care of it. A big fee.

Only, I’m not going to do what you think. I’m not going to save you from them, I’m going to save them from you.

Show Me More:Mysteries, Thrillers and Suspense

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