Hot on the scent of Brother Angelo, Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful hound Pommes Frites must treat some of the stoniest and most unexpected by-ways of sun-soaked Provence, a trail that tests to its limits even Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites combined powers of detection and intuition.
Most people in Byron Bay are aware of the eccentric Anemone sisters. Always dressed in black, they rarely leave their home nestled in the hills. When Hermione asks Scout to track down her sister Nemony's AWOL husband, believed to have died at sea thirty years ago but recently popped up again on the Great Barrier Reef, Scout jumps at the opportunity.
Another source of intrigue falls close to home when Scout's sister Harper despairs over her husband's odd behaviour. And if that wasn't enough, Scout's journalist boyfriend is finally coming home from Afghanistan.
Trouble is, Scout thinks she may be falling in love with irresistible local cop Rafe - who coincidentally is also Toby's best friend...
PRAISE FOR MAGGIE GROFF
"With only two novels under her belt, Maggie Groff has demonstrated she is the next new big name in Australian crime fiction ... More please." Sun-Herald
"Serve in the bath, on the beach or anywhere entertaining reading matter is required." Sydney Morning Herald
Monsieur Pamplemousse finds himself in deep water when an unfortunate collision with a Mother Superior is caught on camera by the French tabloids. To avoid media attention, he is sent to report on chef André Dulac, currently in line for Le Guide’s top award of the Golden Stock Pot Lid.
But Pamplemousse's stay at the Hôtel Dulac is far from uneventful. His encounters with mysterious bloodstains, a strangely vibrating girl and a secret family legacy open a can of worms which threatens the very sanctity of France’s premier gastronomic bible . . .
Rob is having his usual at Bangor's Hong Kong Palace, when the immigration police storm the restaurant hauling off several members of staff including waitress and local netball star Anna. Rob can't sit back and let this bright young thing be deported and launches a campaign against the UK Border Agency via the Bangor Express. And, as if he didn't have enough on his plate, Rob's blossoming romance with Alix is rudely interrupted by the arrival of his estranged wife and children...
It's just another day in the office at the Bangor Express: struggling to make ends meet and arguing over who buys the buns, when local nutter 'Magic' Martin turns up with the breaking news that he's found a human skull on a piece of land at the end of the bay. This is just the opportunity young reporter Michael has been waiting for to cut his teeth, so he sets off with Martin to investigate. After a close shave with a gun-wielding farmer, Martin unearths a 200-year old graveyard. Perhaps Martin was onto something and there is a story to be told after all...
Former economics editor of BBC news explains the recent global economic mess and how to escape it - in his characteristically straightforward way.
'How do we fix this mess? I don't know. But don't stop reading now. Perhaps if we have a clearer understanding of what went wrong, we'll have a better idea of what needs to be done. This book is a map of what needs to be fixed.'
The record-breaking unbroken growth between 1992 and 2008 wasn't the economic miracle that it seemed. It was based on a number of dangerous illusions - most notably that it didn't matter that the UK and US year after year consumed more than they earned.
But we couldn't go on increasing our indebtedness forever. The financial crash of 2007/8 and the subsequent economic slump in much of the west was the moment when we realised we had borrowed more than we could afford to repay.
So who got it wrong? Bankers, investors and regulators? And were they greedy, stupid or asleep? What was the role of government? And what part did we, as consumers, play in all this?
How do we get through this difficult period of transition to a more sustainable economy, one based on investment and exports, rather than on borrowing and consumption? With the same probing lucidity he brought to WHO RUNS BRITAIN?, Robert Peston takes us step-by-step towards a common sense way to fix this mess.
Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.
In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being ‘nice’ or ‘helpful.’ They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.
“In many respects, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered distills the My Favorite Murder podcast into its most essential elements: Georgia and Karen. They lay themselves bare on the page, in all of their neuroses, triumphs, failures, and struggles. From eating disorders to substance abuse and kleptomania to the wonders of therapy, Kilgariff and Hardstark recount their lives with honesty, humor, and compassion, offering their best unqualified life-advice along the way.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Like the podcast, the book offers funny, feminist advice for survival—both in the sense of not getting killed and just, like, getting a job and working through your personal shit so you can pay your bills and have friends.” —Rolling Stone
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