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|Author||: Lisa Jackson|
|Editor||: Zebra Books|
IF YOU TELL A LIE Twenty years ago, ex-beauty queen Didi Storm worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator. Now, in death, she’s finally getting the publicity she always craved. To the police, it looks like suicide, or a stunt gone wrong. Her estranged daughter, Remmi, knows the answer isn’t so simple. Though dressed in Didi’s clothes and wig, the broken body on the sidewalk isn’t Didi . . . THERE’S NO DOUBT Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. En route to meet her crush, Noah Scott, Remmi secretly witnessed Didi handing over one of her newborn twins to a strange man. Then Didi disappeared, as did Remmi’s other half-sibling. Remmi pleaded with the authorities to find them, with no success. Yet she’s always sensed that someone is watching her . . . YOU WILL DIE Noah, now running his own PI firm, resurfaces in Remmi’s life, determined to find out what happened that long-ago night. As they dig deeper, the truth about Remmi’s family begins to emerge—a story of greed and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden . . .
|Author||: James Patterson,Candice Fox|
|Editor||: Little, Brown|
Detective Harriet Blue returns in her biggest thriller yet in the instant New York Times bestseller. With her life on the life, Harriet has to to do unspeakable things and making her a very good cop... gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It's all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet-and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side -- and finally crosses it -- Harriet won't stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.
|Author||: Gary Paulsen|
|Editor||: Wendy Lamb Books|
Kevin doesn't mean to make trouble when he lies. He's just really good at it, and it makes life so much easier. But as his lies pile up, he finds himself in big—and funny—trouble with his friends, family, and teachers. He's got to find a way to end his lying streak—forever.
|Author||: Gary Paulsen|
|Editor||: Yearling Books|
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever.
|Author||: Barthe DeClements|
|Editor||: Marshall Cavendish Corporation/Ccb|
Sixth-grader Gretchen and her friends begin to have problems when a new girl starts telling some very believable, but untrue, stories.
|Author||: Judi Curry|
|Editor||: Dorrance Publishing|
Liar, Liar: A Non-Fiction Account of Online Dating Experiences By: Judi Curry Judi is a retired educator that lost her husband in 2009 to lung cancer after 46 years of marriage. Married at seventeen, she had never lived on her own and after the pangs of loss numbed, she decided that she would like to find a full-time companion to spend the rest of her life with. The only problem was where would a 60+ year-old female go to find such companionship? Online dating seemed a viable answer, so she signed up with online dating services to meet that companion. Liar, Liar is a word for word accounting of the men she talked to over a period of four years. The wording of the communications has not been edited, nor changed, for to do so would have changed the communication drastically between them. Although each of the chapters are about the “scammers” she met, she did meet several men that were sincere and their stories are not part of the book because of that sincerity. At this point she is still looking for a companion, but not online.
|Author||: K.J. Larsen|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
Burned by her run-around ex-husband Johnnie Ricco, Caterina DeLuca took the skills she mastered during marriage and opened her own private eye agency. Now she's a second-story woman, armed with a camera, ready to print 8×10 glossies for use in divorce court. The men in her big, whacko family, all Chicago cops-one a crook-aren't sure what to make of Cat's career choice. But hey, it's serve and protect! Then one Rita Polansky retains Cat. Rita's liar-liar husband is the mysterious, but seriously hot, Chance Savino. Cat is hot on his heels when an exploding building hurls her out of her stilettos and into the hospital. The FBI claims Chance was killed in the fireworks, but concussed Cat remembers a different scenario. She escapes the hospital to meet with her client. But when Rita doesn't show, Cat breaks into her home to find Rita with a knife in her chest and two clues at the murder scene: a clutch of candy wrappers and Chance Savino, rummaging through Rita's drawers. One surprise after another piles up. As no one else sights Savino, everyone around Cat thinks she's crazy. Everyone except a determined killer who has put her on his "kill" list.
|Author||: Gordon Korman|
Zoe, an imaginative third grader, thinks that she has to make things up to be interesting, until a boy trying to be her friend and a real eagle convince her that she does not have to lie to be special.
|Author||: Jan Payne|
Whether it’s facts about dinosaurs or a myth about oceans that they always thought was true, the fun facts in this book are guaranteed to amaze kids and parents alike. From weird animal behavior to ancient civilizations, from mighty dinosaurs to fabulous inventions kids can discover the remarkable truth or uncover amazing myth busters. First, they can test their knowledge at the beginning of each chapter and then turn the page to find out what is true and what is false. True or False: Cockroaches can survive without their heads – True! Since they can survive for many days without food, cockroaches don’t need their heads to keep going. Unlike humans, cockroaches breathe through parts of their body, there is no nose on their heads. It can survive for weeks without one. Talk about a brawny bug! True or False: An avalanche can happen if someone yells on a snow-covered mountain – False! In movies and TV shows, avalanches are triggered when someone shouts or fires a gun. In reality, this isn’t powerful enough to start one. Many avalanches are caused when the weight of a person crossing an unstable slope dislodges the snow so it rushes down the mountain, often taking the person with it. True or False: The first explorer to reach the South Pole was Robert Falcon Scott – False! In 1912, when Robert Falcon Scott made a grueling trek to the South Pole, he found himself in a race with a team of Norwegians, led by Roald Amundsen. Both men were determined to reach the Pole first. When Scott’s team finally reached their target, to the dismay they found the Norwegians had beaten them to it – by a moth! On the return journey, Scott and his team perished from starvation and frostbite. True or False: The skeletons of babies and adult humans have the same number of parts – False! When babies are born, their skeletons contain nearly 300 parts. As they grow older, some of the parts fuse together, and by adulthood, the skeleton consists of 206 bones. True or False: The human nose produces a cupful of mucus everyday – False! Scientists have estimated the nose can produce up to a liter a day of mucus, most of which will be swallowed. Snot traps dirt, pollen and germs, and stops them from getting in your lungs, which could make you ill. The mucus near your nostrils dries our around the particles, forming a green lump. The rest of the mucus slides down your throat. Yuck! With these and hundreds more incredible true or false questions, kids will have a great time testing their knowledge and learning incredible truths and uncovering lousy lies!
|Author||: Justine Larbalestier|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
The ultimate unreliable narrator takes readers on a thrill ride in this highly acclaimed novel. Prepare to grasp for truth until the very last page. Micah is a liar. That's the one thing she won't lie about. Over the years, she's duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents. But when her boyfriend Zach dies under brutal circumstances, Micah sets out to tell the truth. At first the truth comes easily. Other truths are so unbelievable, so outside the realm of normal, they must be a lie. And the honest truth is buried so deep in Micah's mind even she doesn't know if it's real. "Readers will get chills . . . [and] be guessing and theorizing long after they've finished this gripping story." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "[Micah's] suspenseful, supernatural tale is engrossing. . . . The chilling story she spins will have readers' hearts racing." -School Library Journal, starred review "An engrossing story of teenage life on the margins." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of 2009
|Author||: Eley Williams|
|Editor||: Knopf Canada|
An exhilarating, clever, funny debut novel from a prize-winning talent, chronicling the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman who decodes his trail of made-up words a century later. Will enthrall readers of CS Richardson, Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Mountweazel n. the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. Peter Winceworth is a lexicographer in Victorian-era London, toiling away at the letter "S" for a multi-volume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Secretly, he begins to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory is a young intern employed by the same publisher. Her task is to uncover these mountweazels before the dictionary is digitized. She also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Why, she wonders, is the change in the definition of "marriage" so upsetting to the caller? And does the caller really intend for the publisher's staff to "burn in hell"? As these two narratives, characters and times entwine, both Winceworth and Mallory discover how they might negotiate the complexities of the nonsensical, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn and undefinable path we call life. An exhilarating debut from a formidably brilliant young writer, The Liar's Dictionary celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity and joy of language.
|Author||: Stephen Fry|
|Editor||: Random House|
The brilliant and outrageous debut novel from British actor, comedian, author, presenter, journalist and national treasure, Stephen Fry. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth. Praise for The Liar: 'A quite brilliant first novel' Sunday Times 'Sublime' Cosmopolitan 'The Liar is hilarious - page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy' Literary Review
|Author||: Mel Sherratt|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
The gripping new novel from million-copy bestseller, Mel Sherratt. ‘An absolute masterpiece’ ANGELA MARSONS ‘I love all Mel Sherratt’s books’ IAN RANKIN ‘Twists and turns and delivers a satisfying shot of tension’ RACHEL ABBOTT
|Author||: Lisa Jackson|
In this riveting page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, a woman searches for the mother she hasn’t seen in twenty years, and uncovers a nightmare of greed and deception . . . In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy trying to make it big to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi. Shortly before she leaped from a San Francisco building, Didi’s profile was rising again, thanks to a tell-all book. To Detective Dani Settler, it looks like a straightforward suicide, or perhaps a promotional stunt gone wrong. But Remmi knows the truth isn’t so simple. Because though the broken body on the sidewalk is dressed in Didi’s clothes and wig, it isn’t Didi. Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. Their parting came in the aftermath of a terrible night in the Mojave desert when Remmi—who’d secretly stowed away in Didi’s car en route to meet her crush, Noah Scott—instead became witness to a mysterious rendezvous. Didi handed over one of her newborn twins to a man Remmi didn’t recognize. Subsequently, Didi disappeared, as did Remmi’s other half-sibling. Remmi has pleaded with the authorities to find them, but there have been no clues. Yet she’s always had the sense that someone is watching her . . . If the victim isn’t Didi, who is it—and what’s the connection? Remmi is shocked when Noah resurfaces. He was also in the desert that night, and now runs his own PI firm. He too believes it’s time to find out what really happened. As they and Detective Settler dig deeper, the truth about Remmi’s missing family begins to emerge . . . a story of ruthless ambition and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden . . .
|Author||: James Patterson|
Detective Harriet Blue is clear about two things. Regan Banks deserves to die. And she'll be the one to pull the trigger. But Regan - the vicious serial killer responsible for destroying her brother's life - has gone to ground. Suddenly, her phone rings. It's him. Regan. 'Catch me if you can,' he tells her. Harriet needs to find this killing machine fast, even if the cost is her own life. So she follows him down the Australian south coast with only one thing on her mind. Revenge is coming - and its name is Harriet Blue ...