Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams

A review of Douglas Adams’s favorite work in celebration of Towel Day!

Publication Date: October 13, 1992

 

Last Chance to See by Douglas AdamsLast Chance to See by Douglas Adams, the author and Mark Carwardine head out on an epic adventure in search of the strange and exotic creatures with whom we share our world.

 

 

 

 

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The Mayonnaise Murders by Keith A. Owens

Publication Date: September 24, 2012

 

KO_The_Mayonnaise_MurderVee, the reporter and Vid the problem solver—both critters—happen to stumble upon a very dead human, Johnny Beardy. Notable upon Beardy’s body is mayonnaise, which has been illegal for years on Planet 10 as it becomes a potent drug when mixed with an unnamed chemical. What develops is a deep plot of revenge that has Vid and Vee traveling the universe and landing in Colorado. Will they do the right or the easy thing?

 

 

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The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories: Observations on Life From the Cheap Seats by John Hartnett

Publication Date: January 12, 2013

 

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0615741150″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51szYdLcVyL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]This is a collection of 37 short pieces laced with humor and real-life references dealing with a multitude of topics including parenting, shopping and even proof of life on other planets.

 

 

 

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Lydia Bennett’s Blog: The Real Story of Pride and Prejudice by Valerie Laws

Publication Date: February 19, 2012

 

VL_lydias_bennets_blogA re-telling of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” through the eyes of youngest sister Lydia, and told with the speech patterns and outlook of a modern teen of the region of England in which the story takes place.

 

 

 

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Gabe’s Plan by Andrew Stock

Publication Date: October 16, 2012

 

Gabe’s Plan by Andrew StockIn Gabe’s Plan by Andrew Stock, Gabe Mapel is a small town D.A. when hometown boy and big shot movie star, Chad Tibbs, rolls back into Pine Springs, Colorado. Chad is attracted to Kalia, the local barista, but she has eyes for Gabe. Out of jealousy, Chad bullies Gabe little knowing that he’s picking on the wrong man. Gabe and Kalia develop a plan to make Chad pay though Kalia doesn’t know about their third co-conspirator — the sixteenth President of the United States. A figment of Gabe’s troubled imagination, he is very convincing when it comes to making Gabe do those little things he may not have done before. Will Gabe change his mind before it’s too late? Will they get away with their plan to ruin Chad’s life? The world will be watching.

 

 

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Tutti Frutti (Dev Haskell – Private Investigator, Book 5) by Mike Faricy

Publication Date: March 7, 2013

 

Tutti Frutti (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator, Book 5) by Mike FaricyWith Tutti Frutti (Dev Haskell – Private Investigator, Book 5) by Mike Faricy, Dev Haskell is back in a new mystery! Dev is asked to investigate the owners of a nightclub and falls for Candi Slaughter, one of the waitresses at the joint. Before things kind of happen around Dev, he finds himself mixed up with the mob and questioned by the police. Is someone out to frame Dev?

 

 

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Murder and Other Distractions by Michael Estrin

Publication Date: September 5, 2012

 

ME_Murder_Other_DistractionsIn Murder and Other Distractions by Michael Estrin, Ethan runs into the Girl Who Got Away with her new boyfriend at a Taco Stand. The next day the woman and her boyfriend are dead, and Ethan is the prime suspect according to raw bulldoggish, Detective Boyd. Can Ethan avoid taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit? Or did he?

 

 

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Rip Tide Ultra Glide by Tim Dorsey

Publication Date: January 22, 2013

 

Rip Tide Ultra Glide by Tim DorseyThe Riptide Ultra-Glide by Tim Dorsey is the eighteenth book in the Serge Storms series. Serge and Coleman are back and filming a reality show down the coast. Patrick and Barbara McDougall are laid off from their jobs in Wisconsin and they decide to vacation in Florida, a state that holds fond memories for Patrick as he lived there as a young child. Florida isn’t exactly as Patrick remembers. In the meantime, the pain pill market is alive and well in southern Florida and causing a bit of a bloody war. Can the ever-helpful Serge help the McDougalls stay alive long enough to get back to Wisconsin?

 

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The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João Cerqueira

Publication Date: December 25, 2012

 

The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João CerqueiraIn The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João Cerqueira, war is coming. Fidel Castro has a plan to engage and best JFK. One of God’s agents calls to warn him of the impending conflict and he hatches a plan to stop the war that hinges on his only son returning to Earth. The Tragedy of Fidel Castro is a religious and political satire. João Cerqueira is an award-winning Portuguese author. The Tragedy of Fidel Castro was named Book of the Year by Os Meus Livros (a literary trade magazine based in Portugal).

 

 

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Married or…merry? The International (?) Greek Book of Marriage, or 40+1 Reasons Not to Get Married! by Kate Papas

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

 

Married or...merry? The Greek Book of Marriage by Kate PapasIn Married or…merry? The Greek Book of Marriage by Kate Papas, the author questions marriage. Have you fallen into the trap of marriage? Maybe you’ve even been brainwashed into liking it? Explore the 40+1 reasons to not get married. The author may be Greek, but her principles cover the world. Feeling the urge to walk down an aisle? Read this book first and decide if you want to be married … or merry.

 

 

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