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City of Darwin - Book - A Conspiracy Of Wolves
City of Darwin - Book - A Conspiracy Of Wolves

A Conspiracy Of Wolves

Candace M Robb

1374. When a member of one of York's most prominent families is found dead in the woods, his throat torn out, rumours spread like wildfire that wolves are running loose throughout the city. Persuaded to investigate by the victim's father, Owen Archer is convinced that a human killer is responsible. But before he can gather sufficient evidence to prove his case, a second body is discovered, stabbed to death. Is there a connection? What secrets are contained within the victim's household? And what does apprentice healer Alisoun know that she's not telling? Teaming up with Geoffrey Chaucer, who is in York on a secret mission on behalf of Prince Edward, Owen's enquiries will draw him headlong into a deadly conspiracy.

City of Darwin - Book - A Good Marriage
City of Darwin - Book - A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage

Kimberly McCreight 

When Amanda, the gorgeous wife of start-up millionaire Zach Grayson, is discovered dead at the bottom of the stairs in her stately Brooklyn brownstone, her husband is immediately fingered as the primary suspect. Zach calls Lizzie, his law school classmate, hoping their shared history will convince her to come to his aid. A former U.S. Attorney with no violent crime experience, Lizzie reluctantly agrees to represent him, though the two haven't seen each other in years. As she works to exonerate Zach, Lizzie is drawn into the privilege, passion, and excess churning beneath Park Slope, Brooklyn's idyllic, virtuous streets. It's a world that's completely foreign to Lizzie, but, if she's honest, also unexpectedly intriguing - particularly in light of the increasingly steep cost of keeping her own troubled marriage afloat. Zach's case proves less clear cut than Lizzie anticipated, though - especially after revelations surface about the racy party he and Amanda attended the night before she died. As Lizzie unwinds the truth about that night, she learns that Amanda was hiding far more than the cold reality of her distant marriage, and that other couples in the neighborhood harbor dark secrets of their own. In the end, Lizzie must confront not only her own marriage, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place, and the dangerous compromises some couples make - and the secrets they keep - in order to stay together.

City of Darwin - Book - An Alice Girl
City of Darwin - Book - An Alice Girl

An Alice Girl

Tanya Heaslip

Whether working the mobs of cattle with the stockmen, playing cattleduffing on horseback or singing and doing lessons at their School of the Air desks, Tanya Heaslip and her siblings led a childhood unimaginable to many Australians. Growing up on a vast and isolated cattle property just north of Alice Springs, Tanya tells of wild rides, of making far-flung friends over the Air, of the dangers, the fun and the back-breaking work. As the eldest child, her added responsibility was to look after the littler ones, so she was by their sides dealing with snakes, the threat of bushfires and broken bones. Tanya's parents, Janice and Grant 'the Boss' Heaslip, were pioneers. They developed Bond Springs Station where water was scarce, where power was dependent on generators and where a trip to town for supplies meant a full day's journey. Grant was determined to teach his children how to survive in this severe environment and his lessons were often harsh. In a childhood that most would consider very tough, Tanya tells of this precious time with raw honesty, humour, love and kindness. This is the story of an Alice girl.

City of Darwin - Book - Are We Asian Yet?
City of Darwin - Book - Are We Asian Yet?

Are We Asian Yet?

David Walker, Sarah Teo, Linda Jaivin, George Megalogenis & Jonathan Pearlman

The fifth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia's struggle to define its place in Asia as it balances its historic ties to the West with its geography. Are We Asian Yet? explores Australia's changing population, outlook and identity as it adjusts to the Asian Century. David Walker examines Australia's fears, hopes and anxieties about its place and future in Asia. Linda Jaivin analyses art, politics and propaganda in the cultural dance between Australia and China. George Megalogenis discusses how Australia's ousting of PMs affects the nation's reputation in Asia.Sarah Teo explores Asian perceptions of Australia and asks whether it can truly be part of the region.Sam Roggeveen proposes that Australia should foster a larger Indonesian diaspora.

 

City of Darwin - Book - Beneath The Tamarind Tree
City of Darwin - Book - Beneath The Tamarind Tree

Beneath The Tamarind Tree

Isha Sesay

Award-winning journalist Isha Sesay reveals the untold story of the Chibok schoolgirls' kidnapping by Boko Haram, and its resounding implications in the global battle for women's equality.

City of Darwin - Book - Big Summer
City of Darwin - Book - Big Summer

Big Summer

Jennifer Weiner

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn't spoken one word to Drue in all this time - she doesn't even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media - so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless. Drue was always the one who had everything - except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne's no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She's built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend's siren song.

City of Darwin - Book - Blood Will Be Born
City of Darwin - Book - Blood Will Be Born

Blood Will Be Born

Gary Donnelly

DI Owen Sheen vowed never to return to Ireland, but he needs answers to the questions he has surrounding his brother's death. On loan from the Met to the PSNI, he is meant to be setting up a new Historical Offences Team, but instead he finds himself partnered with DC Aoife McCusker to work on her first murder investigation. As the investigation begins to unravel into chaos, its roots deep in the dark past of the Troubles, will Sheen be able to put his personal agenda aside? And will McCusker keep her career long enough to crack the case and prove herself as a detective?

City of Darwin - Book - Bombshell
City of Darwin - Book - Bombshell

Bombshell

Stuart Woods 

Teddy Fay is back in Hollywood and caught in two tricky situations. First, a rising star at Centurion becomes the target of malicious gossip, and Teddy must find and neutralize the source before the situation gets out of hand - or becomes violent. At the same time, Teddy finds himself targeted by a criminal thug bearing a grudge. It's a lot of knives to juggle, even for a former-CIA-operative-turned-movie-producer accustomed to hazardous working conditions. This time Teddy will need to leverage every bit of his undercover skills and fearless daring to stay one step ahead of his foes . . . or he'll find himself one foot in the grave.

City of Darwin - Book - Borrowed Time
City of Darwin - Book - Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

David John Mark

A badly mutilated body has been discovered in a remote woodland pond on the Essex borders - a location known to be the haunt of the ruthless crime gang that ruled London in the 70s. When one of the victim's hands is found nearby, forensic tests reveal a number scrawled on the palm. It is quickly identified as the National Insurance number of struggling family man Adam Nunn. As Adam is arrested in connection with the murder, it emerges that the dead man was a private investigator he had hired to find out the identity of his birth parents. Just what did Larry Paris discover that got him killed? As Adam seeks the truth surrounding his origins and promises justice for the mother he never knew, he is drawn into a lurid criminal world of violence and violation, reprisal and merciless death. Torn between the man he wants to be and the man he fears becoming, Adam's investigations will lead him ever deeper into darkness.

City of Darwin - Book - British Ice
City of Darwin - Book - British Ice

British Ice

Owen D Pomery

In this gripping Arctic-noir mystery, a whistleblowing diplomat grapples with the legacy of colonialism, far from the eyes of the world. Working for the British High Commission, Harrison Fleet is posted to a remote arctic island which is still, inexplicably, under British rule. As he struggles to understand why, and what interests he is protecting, Harrison learns just how much of the land and its community lies in the shadow cast by the outpost's founder. Caught between hostile locals, the British Government, and an unforgiving physical environment, he begins dragging dark secrets into the light, unaware of the tragic repercussions they will cause. And help is very, very far away. Part noir, part historical mystery, British Ice explores the consequences of colonialism and the legacy of empire.

City of Darwin - Book - Broken Cords
City of Darwin - Book - Broken Cords

Broken Cords

Carrie Elks

Lara Cartwright thinks she has it all. Married to a sexy rock star, with a new baby and a burgeoning career, she should be happy, shouldn't she? But life isn't a fairy tale and Lara's perfect world is slowly falling apart. Alex Cartwright is talented, tattooed and passionate. A family man, he adores his wife and baby, but can't shake off his need for success. When his band is offered a lucrative tour of the US, the distance growing between him and Lara isn't only measured in miles. As their baby falls seriously ill, Lara finds herself wondering if Alex really cares for them at all.

 

City of Darwin - Book - Close Up
City of Darwin - Book - Close Up

Close Up

Amanda Quick

Welcome to Burning Cove, California where 1930s Hollywood glamour conceals a ruthless killer... Vivian Brazier never thought life as an art photographer would include headshots for aspiring celebrities or nightly calls to take snaps of grisly murders... When she's called to take photos of a famous actress, the latest victim of the 'Dagger Killer', Vivian notices eerie similarities to previous crime scenes. Details that only a photographer would have noticed. Details that put Vivian right at the top of the killer's target list. Nick Sundridge has always been able to 'see' things that others don't. His talent, along with his dark past, makes him a recluse, but a brilliant investigator. When Nick is sent to protect Vivian, together they discover that the Dagger Killer has ties to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood royalty and high society. It's a cut-throat world of allure and deception that Vivian and Nick must traverse in order to uncover the killer who willl stop at nothing to add them to their gallery of murders...

City of Darwin - Book - Condiments
City of Darwin - Book - Condiments

Condiments

Caroline Dafgard Widnersson

Once you've tasted fresh, delicious homemade condiments, where you're in charge of the flavour profile, you'll never go back to store bought. Too often, commercial versions are loaded with extra salt, sugar, allergens and preservatives, and can taste bland and uninspiring. Why not make your own? From ketchup, sweet chilli sauce and taco seasoning, to peppery American hot sauce, sizzling Tunisian harissa, tangy Dijon mustard, as well as infused vinegars, aromatic spice blends, pickles and preserves, here are more than 90 simple recipes that show you step by step how to make your own condiments from scratch by boiling, blending, mixing, fermenting and aging. This book is a love song to condiments and the joy that making them brings. Start making your own delicious accompaniments and that weeknight stir-fry will taste so much richer with your homemade oyster sauce and your tacos even more mouth-watering when paired with the hot sauce you've fermented at home.

City of Darwin - Book - Conjure Women
City of Darwin - Book - Conjure Women

Conjure Women

Afia Atakora

You're free to decide your future. But how do you escape the ghosts of the past? The pale-skinned, black-eyed baby is a bad omen. That's one thing the people on the old plantation are sure of. The other is that Miss Rue - midwife, healer, crafter of curses - will know what to do. But for once Rue doesn't know. Times have changed since her mother Miss May Belle held the power to influence the life and death of her fellow slaves. Freedom has come. The master's Big House lies in ruins. But this new world brings new dangers, and Rue's old magic may be no match for them.When sickness sweeps across her tight-knit community, Rue finds herself the focus of suspicion. What secrets does she keep amidst the charred remains of the Big House? Which spells has she conjured to threaten their children? And why is she so wary of the charismatic preacher man who promises to save them all? Rue understands fear. It has shaped her life and her mother's before her. And now she knows she must face her fears - and her ghosts - to find a new way forward for herself and her people. Conjure Women is a story of the lengths we'll go to save the ones we love, from a stunning new voice in fiction.

City of Darwin - Book - Couchsurfing In China
City of Darwin - Book - Couchsurfing In China

Couchsurfing In China

Stephan Orth

When Stephan Orth lands in China, he knows it's his last visit, having lied about his job as a journalist to get into the country. So, he makes the most of it, couch-surfing with locals instead of hitting the nearest hotel. Starting in Macau—a former Portuguese colony and now gambler's paradise—Orth takes on the world's biggest casino. Next, he visits Shenzen, where more than 200 million sidewalk cameras monitor citizens who win and lose points on Sesame Credit, an app that sends data to Alibaba—and to the government. As his adventure continues, Orth encounters a bewildering mix of new tech and old traditions. Over a steaming bowl of hot pot, he learns ancient chopstick etiquette from a policewoman who later demos the facial recognition app she could use to detain him. He eats dog meat as a guest of honor one day—and finds himself censored on live TV the next. He even seriously considers joining an outlawed sect. Self-deprecatingly funny, compassionate, and observant, High Tech and Hot Pot is a formidable addition to a well-loved series, and offers a timely travelogue of an enigmatic country poised to become the world's next superpower.

City of Darwin - Book - COVID-19
City of Darwin - Book - COVID-19

COVID-19

Michael Mosley

This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr. Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this coronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen. Dr. Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus). Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing your stress are all critical for keeping your brain, body and immune system in the best possible shape over the coming months. These are areas where Dr. Mosley is well known for his science-based and practical approach.

City of Darwin - Book - Deadliest Enemy
City of Darwin - Book - Deadliest Enemy

Deadliest Enemy

Michael T Osterholm & Mark Olshaker

Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, MERS, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully under-prepared to deal with the fallout. So what can - and must - we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy?

City of Darwin - Book - Deadly Primrose
City of Darwin - Book - Deadly Primrose

Deadly Primrose

Suzette A Hill

Eccentric artist and indomitable amateur sleuth Primrose Oughterard is back in Lewes after her 'Baden-Baden' sojourn, but finds tragedy on her doorstep once again with the news that Elspeth Travers has drowned at sea while bathing at Birling Gap. The unfortunate Mrs. Travers met her chilly demise in a black ruched swimming costume and pink floral cap, but Primrose is sure something is afoot. Elspeth hated swimming, and indeed frothy swimming hats--why was she in the water, and was her death really a tragic accident? With so much incompetence around, Primrose feels compelled to investigate, and soon uncovers secrets, betrayal and nefarious deeds--with the help of her newly acquired pets, Maurice and Bouncer, inherited from her late brother, Francis. But just when Primrose thinks she's solved the mystery, there's an incredible twist...

City of Darwin - Book - Death Is Hard Work
City of Darwin - Book - Death Is Hard Work

Death Is Hard Work

Khalid Khalifah

Death Is Hard Work is a tale of three people embarking on an absurd quest - an unforgettable journey into a contemporary heart of darkness. At a hospital in Damascus, Syria, Abdel Latif's final wish is to be buried in the family plot near Aleppo - just a two-hour drive away. Bolbol, his youngest son, persuades his estranged brother and sister to accompany him and their father's body to the ancestral village. But Syria is a war zone, and the trials that confront the family on their journey will have enormous consequences for them all.

City of Darwin - Book - Easy Keto
City of Darwin - Book - Easy Keto

Easy Keto

Pete Evans

The ketogenic diet - a style of eating that is low in carbs and rich in healthy fats - is a powerful way to transform your health, lose weight and find relief from common health problems. In this practical, one-stop guide, Pete Evans gives you the essential information you'll need to transition to this way of eating, including: * The benefits of a keto diet * Guidelines on carbohydrates found in common foods * Eating, shopping and pantry tips * More than 70 simple and delicious recipes As always, Pete's recipes are quick, easy to make and full of bright, fresh flavours. Easy Keto is for anyone interested in this way of eating who is unsure of how to get started. With some basic guidelines it has never been simpler or more enticing to reclaim your health and go keto!

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