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Winterkill Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1613127030
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Summary: Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent.When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next.

Winterkill Book by C. J. Box

Winterkill Book
  • Author : C. J. Box
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-06-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1101204591
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Summary: Joe Pickett’s pursuit of a killer through the rugged mountains of Wyoming takes a horrifying turn when his beloved foster daughter is kidnapped in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. It's an hour away from darkness, a bitter winter storm is raging, and Joe Pickett is deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's detached steering wheel handcuffed to his right—and Lamar Gardiner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him. Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warn: Get off the mountain. But Joe knows this episode is far from over. And when his own daughter gets caught up in his hunt for the killer, Joe will stop at nothing to get her back...

Winterkill Book by Ragnar Jonasson

Winterkill Book
  • Author : Ragnar Jonasson
  • Publisher : Orenda Books
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN Code: 1913193454
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Summary: DIV THE STUNNING FINAL INSTALMENT OF THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES **Sunday Times BOOK OF THE MONTH** 'JÓnasson is an automatic must-read for me ... possibly the best Scandi writer working today' Lee Child 'Is this the best crime writer in the world today? ... Truly a master of his genre' The Times 'The engaging Ari Thor returns in this darkly claustrophobic tale. Perfect mid-winter reading' Ann Cleeves 'A stunningly atmospheric story. Ari ThÓr Arason returns in this pitch-perfect, beautifully paced crime novel ... Ragnar JÓnasson is at the top of his game, and a master of the genre' Will Dean ______________ A blizzard is approaching SiglufjÖrður, and that can only mean one thing... When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of SiglufjÖrður, Police Inspector Ari ThÓr battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer ... The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in SiglufjÖrður, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes. Ari ThÓr Arason is now a police inspector, but he's separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday, but a violent blizzard is threatening and there is an unsettling chill in the air. Three days before Easter, a nineteen-year-old local girl falls to her death from the balcony of a house on the main street. A perplexing entry in her diary suggests that this may not be an accident, and when an old man in a local nursing home writes 'She was murdered' again and again on the wall of his room, there is every suggestion that something more sinister lies at the heart of her death... As the extreme weather closes in, cutting the power and access to SiglufjÖrður, Ari ThÓr must piece together the puzzle to reveal a horrible truth ... one that will leave no one unscathed. Chilling, claustrophobic and disturbing, Winterkill is a startling addition to the multi-million-copy bestselling Dark Iceland series and cements Ragnar JÓnasson as one of the most exciting and acclaimed authors in crime fiction. _______________ Praise for Ragnar JÓnasson'A sinister twisted tragedy' The Times 'If Iceland missed out on the Golden Age of crime writing, the country – and Jonasson – is certainly making up for it now' Sunday Times 'Outstanding ... Series fans will be sorry to see the last of Ari ThÓr' Publishers Weekly 'Jonasson's Dark Iceland novels are instant classics' William Ryan 'JÓnasson's punchy, straightforward prose is engrossing ... A diverting mystery' Foreword Reviews 'Consummate crime writing ... poignant and disturbing' New Books Magazine 'Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense' Ian Rankin 'A tense, gripping read' Anthony Horowitz 'Icelandic noir of the highest order, with JÓnasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page' Daily Mail 'Ragnar JÓna

Whiteout Book by Ragnar Jonasson

Whiteout Book
  • Author : Ragnar Jonasson
  • Publisher : Orenda Books
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1910633909
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Summary: THE FOURTH INSTALMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE When the body of a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted Icelandic village of Kálfshamarvík, Ari Thór Arason uncovers a startling and terrifying connection to an earlier series of deaths, as the killer remains on the loose… ‘Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir' Sunday Express ‘Jónasson skillfully alternates points of view and shifts of time … The action builds to a shattering climax' Publishers Weekly Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thór Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier. As the dark history and its secrets of the village are unveiled, and the death toll begins to rise, the Siglufjordur detectives must race against the clock to find the killer, before another tragedy takes place. Dark, chilling and complex, Whiteout is a haunting, atmospheric and stunningly plotted thriller from one of Iceland's bestselling crime writers. ‘Traditional and beautifully finessed …morally more equivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitely more threatening horizons' Andrew Taylor, Independent ‘Jonasson has come up with a bleak plot and characters, but his evocation of Iceland's chilly landscape is hard to put down' The Sunday Times Crime Club Laura Wilson, Guardian ‘A chiller of a thriller' Carol Memmott, Washington Post ‘Required reading' New York Post ‘Puts a lively, sophisticated spin on the Agatha Christie model, taking it down intriguing dark alleys' Kirkus Reviews ‘The best sort of gloomy storytelling' Chicago Tribune ‘The prose is stark and minimal, the mood dank and frost-tipped. It's also bleakly brilliant, although perhaps best read with a warming shot of whisky by your side' Claire Allfree, Metro ‘A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens … first rate and highly recommended' Lee Child ‘Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read' Peter James ‘A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom' Ian Rankin ‘Seductive … Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' Ann Cleaves ‘Whiteout, in an excellently smooth translation by Quentin Bates, leaves a sense of unease and sadness that will linger for quite a while' Ewa Sherman, Crime Review ‘Reading a Ragnar Jónasson thriller can be quite exhausting … though in the pleasantest possible way' Max Easterman, European Literature Network

A Winter Kill Book by Vicki Delany

A Winter Kill Book
  • Author : Vicki Delany
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 1554699584
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Summary: Nicole Patterson is a young, green and very eager probationary constable with the Ontario Provincial Police. Although she spends much of her time breaking up bar fights, giving out traffic tickets and finding lost kids, she dreams of one day becoming a detective. Late one bitterly cold winter night, she comes across the body of a young woman lying on the edge of a snow-covered field on the outskirts of town. The girl appears to have been strangled. Nicole recognizes the victim as a local high school student with a somewhat sullied reputation, the daughter of the town drunk. Though both under-qualified and unauthorized, Nicole feels compelled to throw herself into the murder investigation. Was the murdered girl really as promiscuous as her classmates described or the victim of bullying? What was her relationship with the star of the football team? And what is the significance of the ring with the large blue stone found near her body? Is Nicole Patterson herself heading for trouble by pretending to be a detective?

Darkthaw Book by Kate A. Boorman

Darkthaw Book
  • Author : Kate A. Boorman
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1613128401
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Summary: For as long as Emmeline can remember, she’s longed to leave the isolated world of the settlement and explore the wilderness that calls to her in her dreams. And now that the Council has fallen, she will finally, finally get that chance. With First Peoples guide Matisa at her side, Emmeline rallies a brave group to join her on her quest into the unknown, including her beloved Kane and his two younger brothers. But the journey soon proves far more dangerous than Emmeline anticipated—with warring clans, slavers, colonists, disease, and natural disasters seemingly at every turn. After putting so many lives in danger, she starts to doubt everything she once knew. Did she make the right choice to leave the settlement—and can her relationship with Kane survive the ordeal? Matisa insists that to set things right and to fight the evil that is bringing all this danger and turmoil to the forest, Emmeline must journey to Matisa’s people—even if that means leaving Kane behind.

Heartfire Book by Kate A. Boorman

Heartfire Book
  • Author : Kate A. Boorman
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1613121830
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Summary: This richly imagined alternate history will appeal to fans of Delirium, Wither, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Emmeline and Matisa have arrived at the land of Matisa’s people, but the Dominion’s troops are moving in. Matisa’s people have prepared for battle, but the Dominion’s weapons are brutal. To secure their survival, they will need something so important the Dominion will have to leave them in peace. Matisa and Em think they know what they need: the remedy to the Bleed, a deadly sickness. To find it, Em will have to go back to the stifling settlement she’d spent her whole life trying to escape. But she’s no longer the Stained girl she once was—and she’s not going down without a fight.

Winterkill Book by C. J. Box

Winterkill Book
  • Author : C. J. Box
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-06-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1101204591
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Summary: Joe Pickett’s pursuit of a killer through the rugged mountains of Wyoming takes a horrifying turn when his beloved foster daughter is kidnapped in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. It's an hour away from darkness, a bitter winter storm is raging, and Joe Pickett is deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's detached steering wheel handcuffed to his right—and Lamar Gardiner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him. Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warn: Get off the mountain. But Joe knows this episode is far from over. And when his own daughter gets caught up in his hunt for the killer, Joe will stop at nothing to get her back...

Winterkill Book by P.H. Turner

Winterkill Book
  • Author : P.H. Turner
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2014-06-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN Code: 1616505516
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Summary: A beautiful reporter and a charming rancher are caught in a web of mayhem, murder. . .and lust. Reporter Sawyer Cahill returns home to Cheyenne, Texas to report for the local television station. But leaving behind the coverage of San Antonio's gangland murders only lands her in the middle of a wave of ritualistic animal mutilations. Harassed and threatened by Hunter Kane, the freak behind the bizarre mutilations, Sawyer plunges into her investigation. A former attorney turned rancher, Jake Spooner lost his wife to the man he believes is now tormenting Sawyer. Torn between his desire for Sawyer and his need to keep her safe, Jake's mission is to bring Hunter down before the murderer strikes again. 70,280 Words

Winter Kill Book by Bill Brooks

Winter Kill Book
  • Author : Bill Brooks
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN Code: 1504725743
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Summary: The winter around Cheyenne, Wyoming, is devastating, killing both people and livestock. John Henry Cole lives three miles out of town on his small ranch, where he waits out the storm that is quickly killing his cattle and horses. Everything he owns is dying before his eyes, and there isn't anything he can do about it. His dreams of a settled life are as dead as everything else. He knows it's time to move on, and move on he does-but not in the direction he expected. Teddy Green, a Texas ranger, arrives in Cheyenne and seeks Cole's help in locating Ella Mims, a woman who once lived in Cheyenne and with whom Cole had once been intimate. Green wants to question Mims concerning her involvement in a Denver City murder ... but he's not the only one searching for her.

Rupture Book by Ragnar Jonasson

Rupture Book
  • Author : Ragnar Jonasson
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1250193362
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Summary: A huge bestseller in England, France, and Australia, the fourth book in the Ari Thor thriller series from a spectacular new crime writer. Hailed for combining the darkness of Nordic Noir with classic mystery writing, author Ragnar Jonasson’s books are haunting, atmospheric, and complex. Rupture, the latest Ari Thór thriller, delivers another dark mystery that is chillingly stunning with its complexity and fluidity. Young policeman Ari Thór tries to solve a 50-year-old murder when new evidence surfaces. But the case proves difficult in a town where no one wants to know the truth, where secrets are a way of life. He's assisted by Ísrún, a news reporter in Reykjavik who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own. Things take a sinister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight. With a stalker on the loose, and the town in quarantine, the past might just come back to haunt them.

Winterkill Book by Sharon Butala

Winterkill Book
  • Author : Sharon Butala
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-06-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN Code: 1443421685
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Summary: In the middle of a viciously cold winter, Bonny finds everything starting to fall apart around her—her husband is away for days at a time, their marriage is suffering due to financial trouble, and their farm is being seized by the bank. Through it all, Bonny fights to do right by her family and to find a way to weather the harsh conditions they face. Real Life contains ten perfectly formed stories—singular moments of emotional intensity about the inner lives we all lead. Each story presents the moments of “real life” that all of us experience, stripping away defences to reveal truths of pain, joy, anger, fear, or hope. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Winter Kill Book by William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone

Winter Kill Book
  • Author : William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0786024550
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Summary: William Johnstone's bestselling The Last Gunfighter novels have become a new classic in frontier adventure. Now, Frank Morgan, the last of a dying breed, sets off from the Pacific Northwest for Alaska--and into a raging blizzard of violence and death. A Hail Of Lead. . .. It was a favor to a dead friend: Frank Morgan is shepherding a group of mail-order brides to a brawling Alaska boomtown called Skagway. A bushwhacking, a storm-racked sea voyage, and an anything-but-friendly reception isn't enough to stop Morgan and his blushing brides. But a beautiful woman has a lucrative plot on her mind--in the wild, wild north where men are mad with greed and loneliness. Now the last gunfighter will need skills he didn't know he had--plus a few he knows he does. Because this Alaska winter has turned into a death trap. And only the brave, the fierce and the lucky will be alive to see the winter thaw. . .

Savage Run Book by C. J. Box

Savage Run Book
  • Author : C. J. Box
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-05-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1101220767
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Summary: Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett uncovers a conspiracy in this explosive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. When a massive blast rocks the forests of Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is called to the scene to help investigate the death of a colorful environmental activist. The case is wrapped up quickly, explained as an environmental publicity stunt gone wrong, but Joe isn't convinced. He soon discovers clues that suggest a deadly conspiracy–one that will test his courage, his survival skills, and his determination to “do the right thing” despite all costs.

Nightblind Book by Ragnar Jonasson

Nightblind Book
  • Author : Ragnar Jonasson
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1250096103
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Summary: Chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, an undeniable new talent. Ari Thor Arason is a local policeman who has an uneasy relationship with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland—where no one locks their doors. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by a murder. One of Ari’s colleagues is gunned down at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic waters closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves a new mayor and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik. It becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all.

The Coral Bride Book by Roxanne Bouchard

The Coral Bride Book
  • Author : Roxanne Bouchard
  • Publisher : Orenda Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1913193330
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Summary: In this beautiful, lyrical sequel to the critically acclaimed We Were the Salt of the Sea, Detective MoralÈs finds that a seemingly straightforward search for a missing fisherwoman off Quebec's GaspÉ Peninsula is anything but ... 'Wonderfully atmospheric ... I genuinely couldn't put this book down' Gill Paul 'You might want to grab this release if you've read everything by Louise Penny and need more Quebecois noir to feed your crime-loving tendencies' Crime Fiction Lover _________________ When an abandoned lobster trawler is found adrift off the coast of Quebec's GaspÉ Peninsula, DS Joaquin MoralÈs begins a straightforward search for the boat's missing captain, Angel Roberts – a rare female in a male-dominated world. But MoralÈs finds himself blocked at every turn – by his police colleagues, by fisheries bureaucrats, and by his grown-up son, who has turned up at his door with a host of his own personal problems. When Angel's body is finally discovered, it's clear something very sinister is afoot, and MoralÈs and son are pulled into murky, dangerous waters, where old resentments run deep. Exquisitely written, with Bouchard's trademark lyrical prose, The Coral Bride evokes the power of the sea on the communities who depend on it, the never-ending struggle between the generations, and an extraordinary mystery at the heart of both. _________________ Praise for Roxanne Bouchard: 'Colourful, authentic characters with the kind of flavour that can only be inspired by real locals. So good it'll make you want to pack your bags and drive straight to the seaside' Journal de MontrÉal 'Lyrical and elegiac, full of quirks and twists' William Ryan 'Asks questions right from page one' Quentin Bates 'An isolated Canadian fishing community, a missing mother, and some lovely prose. Very impressed by this debut so far' Eva Dolan 'A tour de force of both writing and translation' Su Bristow 'The translation from French has retained a dreamily poetic cast to the language, but it's det-fic for all that, as DS Joaquin Morales, transplanted from balmy Mexican shores to a remote Quebecois fishing community, investigates a woman's death at sea. This is the first book by Bouchard, renowned Canadian playwright and author, to be translated into English' Sunday Times 'Characters are well-drawn, from MoralÈs, the cop, and his sturdy inspector, MarlÈne, to the husky fishermen who were Marie's devoted suitors three decades ago. There's a comic element: the chef at the bistro, a mine of misleading information; the alcoholic priest who was never ordained - and the appalling undertaker who was once a used-car salesman and never forgot the spiel ... An exotic curiosity, raw nugget' Shots Mag

What We Buried Book by Kate A. Boorman

What We Buried Book
  • Author : Kate A. Boorman
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1250191688
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Summary: Told from the split viewpoints of Liv and Jory, Kate A. Boorman's What We Buried is a psychological thrill ride that deftly explores how memories can lie, how time can bend, and how reconciling the truth can be a matter of life or death. “Do you ever just want to be believed?” Siblings Liv and Jory Brewer have grown up resenting each another. Liv—former pageant queen and reality TV star—was groomed for a life in the spotlight, while her older brother, Jory, born with a partial facial paralysis, was left in the shadows. The only thing they have in common is contempt for their parents. Now Liv is suing her mom and dad for emancipation, and Jory views the whole thing as yet another attention-getting spectacle. But on the day of the hearing, their parents mysteriously vanish, and the siblings are forced to work together. Liv feels certain she knows where they are and suspects that Jory knows more than he’s telling...which is true. What starts as a simple overnight road trip soon takes a turn for the dangerous and surreal. And as the duo speeds through the deserts of Nevada, brother and sister will unearth deep family secrets that force them to relive their pasts as they try to retain a grip on the present.

Sustainable Market Farming Book by Pam Dawling

Sustainable Market Farming Book
  • Author : Pam Dawling
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Category: Gardening
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN Code: 1550925121
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Summary: Growing for 100 - the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower. Across North America, an agricultural renaissance is unfolding. A growing number of market gardeners are emerging to feed our appetite for organic, regional produce. But most of the available resources on food production are aimed at the backyard or hobby gardener who wants to supplement their family's diet with a few homegrown fruits and vegetables. Targeted at serious growers in every climate zone, Sustainable Market Farming is a comprehensive manual for small-scale farmers raising organic crops sustainably on a few acres. Informed by the author's extensive experience growing a wide variety of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit to feed the approximately one hundred members of Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia, this practical guide provides: Detailed profiles of a full range of crops, addressing sowing, cultivation, rotation, succession, common pests and diseases, and harvest and storage Information about new, efficient techniques, season extension, and disease resistant varieties Farm-specific business skills to help ensure a successful, profitable enterprise Whether you are a beginning market grower or an established enterprise seeking to improve your skills, Sustainable Market Farming is an invaluable resource and a timely book for the maturing local agriculture movement. Pam Dawling is a contributing editor with Growing for Market magazine. An avid vegetable grower, she has been farming as a member of Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for over twenty years, where she helps grow food for around one hundred people on three and a half acres, and provides training in sustainable vegetable production.

The Creak on the Stairs Book by Eva Bjorg AEgisdóttir

The Creak on the Stairs Book
  • Author : Eva Bjorg AEgisdóttir
  • Publisher : Orenda Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN Code: 1913193055
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Summary: When a woman's body is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, investigators discover shocking secrets in her past. First in the disturbing, chillingly atmospheric, addictive new Forbidden Iceland series. ***Winner of the Storytel Award for Best Crime Novel 2020*** ***Winner of the Blackbird Award for Best Icelandic Crime Novel*** ***Shortlisted for the Amazon Publishing Readers Award for Best Independent Voice*** ***Shortlisted for the Amazon Publishing Readers Award for Best Debut Novel*** 'Eva BjÖrg ÆgisdÓttir's accomplished first novel is not only a full-fat mystery, but also a chilling demonstration of how monsters are made' The Times 'Fans of Nordic Noir will love this moving debut from Icelander Eva BjÖrg ÆgisdÓttir's. It's subtle, nuanced, with a sympathetic central character and the possibilities of great stories to come' Ann Cleeves 'An exciting and harrowing tale from one of Iceland's rising stars' Ragnar JÓnasson _________________ When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she's no stranger to the area. Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who has returned to Akranes following a failed relationship, and her collegues SÆvar and HÖrður, commence an uneasy investigation, which uncovers a shocking secret in the dead woman's past that continues to reverberate in the present day ... But as Elma and her team make a series of discoveries, they bring to light a host of long-hidden crimes that shake the entire community. Sifting through the rubble of the townspeople's shattered memories, they have to dodge increasingly serious threats, and find justice ... before it's too late. _________________ 'We're used to Icelandic writers lowering the temperature — in more ways than one — and ÆgisdÓttir proves to be adept at this chilly art as any of her confrÈres (and consoeurs). Elma is a memorably complex character, and Victoria Cribb's translation is (as usual) non-pareil' Financial Times 'A deserted lighthouse and a murdered woman set the scene for this haunting and compelling mystery where the dark secrets of a small town are shockingly exposed. As chilling and atmospheric as an Icelandic winter' Lisa Gray, author of Thin Air 'The setting in Iceland is fascinating, the descriptions creating a vivid picture of the reality of living in a small town. The Creak on the Stairs is a captivating tale with plenty of tension and a plot to really get your teeth into' LoveReading 'At each stage, ÆgisdÓttir is not giving us information but asking things of us. She's getting us to think through the implications: what if it's him, what if it's her, what would it mean? We're involved, we've got skin in the game and we can't ask for more as readers' CafÉ Thinking 'Elma leaves Reykjavik CID for a job with the police in her hometown of Akranes, deeming it "every bit as quiet as it appeared to be" — until the discovery of a murdered woman starts to unravel a thread of long-buried crimes hidden deep in the community. Elma is a fantastic heroine' Sunday Times

Snowblind Book by Ragnar Jonasson

Snowblind Book
  • Author : Ragnar Jonasson
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1250096081
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Summary: Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from Ragnar Jonasson, an extraordinary new talent. Where: An isolated fishing village in the fjords of northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors. Who: Ari Thór is a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavík. What: A young woman is found lying half naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed elderly writer falls to his death. Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. *BONUS CONTENT: This edition of Snowblind includes a new introduction from the author and a discussion guide