Unlucky 13

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316211284
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Fiction

The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women's Murder Club must find a killer--before she finds them first.

13

Author: Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452284961
Release Date: 2005-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A fascinating study of this most unlucky of numbers traces the history of superstitious beliefs surrounding "13," identifying the origins of the myth and following its consequences through history, including the debate in Spain over whether Tuesday or Friday the 13th should be the unluckiest of days and the name of the only major hotel in Manhatten with a 13th floor. Reprint.

Unlucky 13 Free Preview The First 14 Chapters

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316295284
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: Fiction

The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women's Murder Club must find a killer--before she finds them first.

Unlucky 13

Author: Nicklaus Lee
Publisher:
ISBN: 1974505634
Release Date: 2017-08-13
Genre:

On the streets of Brooklyn, in the city of New York, an organization of wealthy, ruthless men rule the city.A young man, recruited and trained by one of the organization's top men, is assigned the task of providing protection for 13 retail stores in the heart of Brooklyn. Our young enforcer does so as much to please his lover and mentor as to earn a living. He is constantly in peril. A deadly encounter with a resistant store owner nearly sends the young man to an early grave, but he turns the tables on the store owner and kills him. With the protection money in hand, the enforcer reports to his superior and shares the details of the attack. Though our young enforcer stands by his actions, the incidence comes under intense scrutiny from his superiors. As it often does in a world of violence, the enforcer's luck turns on a dime, and his world begins to crumble. Now he is the hunted. He puts his trust in one man: his mentor, his teacher, his lover. The trust is misplaced. Lured into a meeting in a dark alley, the young enforcer is gunned down by the very person to whom he had given his loyalty and entrusted his happiness.

The Code of Hammurabi

Author: Hammurabi
Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9782378989774
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Art

The Code of Hammurabi (Codex Hammurabi) is a well-preserved ancient law code, created ca. 1790 BC (middle chronology) in ancient Babylon. It was enacted by the sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi. One nearly complete example of the Code survives today, inscribed on a seven foot, four inch tall basalt stele in the Akkadian language in the cuneiform script. One of the first written codes of law in recorded history. These laws were written on a stone tablet standing over eight feet tall (2.4 meters) that was found in 1901.

Unlucky in Law

Author: Perri O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780440335085
Release Date: 2004-07-13
Genre: Fiction

Nina Reilly takes on the most dangerous and difficult case of her career in New York Times bestselling author Perri O’Shaughnessy’s latest thriller. An ingenious blend of forensic science, history, and gripping suspense, Unlucky in Law pits the tough but compassionate attorney against the most unbeatable adversary of all: the law. Nina has just received a last-minute call from her old boss and mentor in Monterey County, California, where she is enjoying the breathtaking scenery and spending time with her boyfriend, P.I. Paul van Wagoner. Klaus Pohlmann is in desperate straits and begs Nina to take over a seemingly unwinnable case: A luckless two-time felon named Stefan Wyatt has robbed a grave and made off with the long-buried bones of a Russian émigré. When he is caught and arrested, further devastating evidence found in the grave suggests that Stefan is guilty of a far more deadly crime. A young woman, a classmate of Stefan’s, has been killed, and he is accused of her murder. Now, as a result of California’s Third Strike law, Wyatt is looking at twenty-five years to life whether he’s convicted of grand theft or murder. Either way, he’s in big trouble. With her client’s blood DNA found in the dead woman’s apartment, Nina faces an uphill battle. Suspecting that her hapless client has been set up, Nina brings in a brilliant forensic pathologist who comes up with a startling theory about the case that could rewrite a crucial page of European history. As the evidence mounts against Nina’s client, Paul launches his own investigation into the shadowy past of the two-decades-old skeleton. But long-held secrets nearly get him killed and reveal a more insidious evil at work—and an extraordinary story dating back to tsarist Russia and the Romanov court. As Wyatt edges closer to the unluckiest verdict of his young life, Nina makes an astounding discovery that just might save her client—or expose a killer who could bury them all. Brilliantly imagined and compulsively readable, Unlucky in Law is a beguiling mix of wrenching drama and gripping action. And it is Perri O’Shaughnessy’s most accomplished novel to date. From the Hardcover edition.

Those Fascinating Numbers

Author: Jean-Marie De Koninck
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821848074
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Mathematics

Who would have thought that listing the positive integers along with their most remarkable properties could end up being such an engaging and stimulating adventure? The author uses this approach to explore elementary and advanced topics in classical number theory. A large variety of numbers are contemplated: Fermat numbers, Mersenne primes, powerful numbers, sublime numbers, Wieferich primes, insolite numbers, Sastry numbers, voracious numbers, to name only a few. The author also presents short proofs of miscellaneous results and constantly challenges the reader with a variety of old and new number theory conjectures. This book becomes a platform for exploring new concepts such as the index of composition and the index of isolation of an integer. In addition, the book displays several tables of particular families of numbers, including the list of all 88 narcissistic numbers and the list of the eight known numbers which are not prime powers but which can be written as the sum of the cubes of their prime factors, and in each case with the algorithm used to create them.

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Author: Megan McDonald
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9781536200805
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Will Judy's lucky penny lead her to the nation's capital -- or to third-grade C-A-L-A-M-I-T-Y? And what do her spelling-bee nemesis and a potbellied pig have to do with it? The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning -- at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C. Watch out, District of Cool, here comes Judy Moody, the luckiest kid ever, until . . . oh, no! Her lucky penny just did a belly flop into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin's magic gone kerflooey?Are some people, like Jessica Finch or Stink, destined to have all the luck, while she, Judy Moody, gets stuck with a yard full of three-not-four leaf clovers, a squealing potbellied pig in an elevator, and a squashed penny with cooties? ROAR!

Unlucky for Some

Author: Jill McGown
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447268901
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Fiction

February 13th: what seemed like Wilma Fenton's lucky night, when she scooped her biggest-ever win at bingo, turned out to be the night she died at the hands of someone lurking in the dimly lit alleyway leading to her flat. An eyewitness to the incident gives Detective Chief Inspectors Lloyd and Hill some hope. But the witness is Tony Baker, an ambitious TV journalist and TV personality, who, almost twenty years ago, single-handedly tracked down a serial killer. Did Baker see more than he claims? Does he want to beat the police to the punch again? This complication triggers a deadly chain of events when the man the media will come to call the Anonymous Assassin publicly challenges Baker to catch him before he strikes again. In the full glare of the national media, Lloyd and Hill must spearhead a force-wide hunt for a relentless killer . . .

13 Unlucky for Some

Author: John Heron
Publisher: Curlew Press
ISBN: 0993167217
Release Date: 2015-09-18
Genre: Fiction

Seasoned fisherman Reg is no stranger to sidestepping the law when the opportunity presents itself. After all, he lives on the 'sand side' of the tram tracks in 1920s Folkestone; a world whose inhabitants take care of themselves, where justice is self-contained and matters are taken care of by the close-knit fishing community. Among the tanned nets, fisherman's sheds and cafe banter and the odd shady deal, the inhabitants go about their routines, bound by the rhythm of the tide. That is until one day, while trawling the bay in the FE 13 fishing boat, Reg and his young crew haul up something unspeakably gruesome. A discovery that points to the very worst kind of crime. A discovery that will draw them into the wider world, into the machinery of the justice system and into a murky and sombre mystery. Crew members Fergie, Rommy and Billy love working on the FE 13 and are more than content with their lives of fishing, cups of 'cha' in Lou's Cafe and their Friday night pub crawls. When they stumble across evidence to bring the wrongdoers to justice, they want to feel pleased. But along with the morbid discoveries, will the crew also discover their limits? And when all is said and done, can they live with the consequences?"

All Day at the Movies

Author: Fiona Kidman
Publisher: Gallic Books
ISBN: 9781910709382
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Fiction

The choices of the past echo through the generations in this moving New Zealand saga tracing the lives of the Sandle family, first encountered in Kidman’s Songs from the Violet Café When war widow Irene Sandle goes to work in New Zealand’s tobacco fields in 1952, she hopes to start a new, independent life for herself and her daughter – but the tragic repercussions of her decision will resonate long after Irene has gone. Each of Irene’s children carries the events of their childhood throughout their lives, played out against a backdrop of great change – new opportunities emerge for women, but social problems continue to hold many back. Headstrong Belinda becomes a successful filmmaker, but struggles to deal with her own family drama as her younger siblings are haunted by the past. A sweeping saga covering half a century, this is a powerful exploration of family ties and heartbreaks, and of learning to live with the past

The Society of Thirteen

Author: Gareth P. Jones
Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471400568
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A lonely girl in contemporary London encounters dark magic in Victorian London London, 1891. When orphans Esther and Tom are caught stealing by Lord Ringmore, little do they realise the peril they are in. Rather than hand them over to the police, the lord employs the children. But what does he really want with them? Blackwood is a man obsessed. He has devoted his life to unearthing the roots of magic. Tormented by the thought of death he knows that only real magic can overcome mortality. He has in his possession a book that contains the secret of true magic, but he cannot unlock its meaning alone. Only Tom and Esther can help him unravel its terrible and dangerous secrets... London, 2013, and a young girl called Amy is about to turn thirteen. She is never happier than in a graveyard where, one day, she notices a gravestone named only 'Esther' with a magpie perched above it who speaks to her. He is called Tom! A spine-chilling tale of magic and illusion, and an induction into the world of sorcery both fair and shady - so beware!