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Blood For Blood
When Will Grafton's wife is gunned down in a bungled robbery, the middle-aged grocer vows to bring the killers to justice. Grafton hasn't always been a grocer and, as he pursues the ruthless Vallence Gang, it soon becomes clear that the odds are not as unevenly stacked as might at first have been thought. From the quiet California town of Alila, Grafton's quest leads him inexorably to a bloody showdown in Kansas a fight from which only one man can emerge alive.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780719814297

Blood of My Blood
The final book in this thrilling, terrifying series by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga is perfect for fans of Dexter . Jazz Dent has been shot and left to die in New York City. His girlfriend Connie is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy. And his best friend Howie is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod. Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy. But then Jazz crosses a line he's never crossed before, and soon the entire country is wondering: "Like father, like son?" Who is the true monster? The chase is on, and beyond Billy there lurks something much, much worse. Prepare to meet...the Crow King.
Category: Children's & Young Adult Fiction. ISBN: 9780316333498

Blood Will Have Blood
The peaceful town of Silver Spur is horrified when the Holby family is murdered, and suspicion immediately falls upon a stranger who had recently been in town asking for directions to the Holby farm. Sheriff Jack Kincade tracks the man to a neighbouring town, where he finds the stranger who introduces himself as Snake Holby, the murdered man's brother. Jack takes Snake back to Silver Spur and locks him in jail for his own safety, as the townsfolk are convinced of his guilt, even though Snake claims that he didn't go to his brother's farm after all, being too ashamed of his shady past. Then a local boy tells the Sheriff how he had overheard three men talking about how they had massacred the family as an act of revenge. So who did kill the Holby family? Jack and Snake set out to discover the culprits, but the trail is not so straightforward.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780719819971

Texas Blood
In the tradition of Ian Frazier's Great Plains, and as vivid as the work of Cormac McCarthy, an intoxicating, singularly illuminating history of the Texas borderlands from their settlement through seven generations of Roger D. Hodge's ranching family. What brought the author's family to Texas? What is it about Texas that for centuries has exerted a powerful allure for adventurers and scoundrels, dreamers and desperate souls, outlaws and outliers? In search of answers, Hodge travels across his home state--which he loves and hates in shifting measure--tracing the wanderings of his ancestors into forgotten histories along vanished roads. Here is an unsentimental, keenly insightful attempt to grapple with all that makes Texas so magical, punishing, and polarizing. Here is a spellbindingly evocative portrait of the borderlands--with its brutal history of colonization, conquest, and genocide; where stories of death and drugs and desperation play out daily. And here is a contemplation of what it means that the ranching industry that has sustained families like Hodge's for almost two centuries is quickly fading away, taking with it a part of our larger, deep-rooted cultural inheritance. A wholly original fusion of memoir and history--as piercing as it is elegiac-- Texas Blood is a triumph.
Category: History. ISBN: 9780307961402

Blood Sisters
"[A] gem of a book... enlivened by incisive analysis, exquisite detail and an elegant and witty style." --Alison Weir The Wars of the Roses, which tore apart the ruling Plantagenet family in fifteenth-century England, was truly a domestic drama, as fraught and intimate as any family feud before or since. But as acclaimed historian Sarah Gristwood reveals, while the events of this turbulent time are usually described in terms of the men who fought and died seeking the throne, a handful of powerful women would prove just as decisive as their kinfolks' clashing armies. A richly drawn, absorbing epic, Blood Sisters reveals how women helped to end the Wars of the Roses, paving the way for the Tudor age--and the creation of modern England.
Category: History. ISBN: 9780465038688

Dragon Blood
The battle against a vengeful goddess reaches a climactic point as Lily Yu must now face the ultimate challenge in a dangerous new realmwithout her husband, Rule When a mission to rescue five children stolen by an Old One falls apart under the assault of a demon prince, Lily wakes up in a strange realityand is immediately taken captive by the dragon spawn who rule there. Jumping worlds has fractured her party, and Cynna is her only companion. Although the clock is ticking, time works differently, and Lily has miraculously gained a week. That means seven days to free herself, find Rule and the others, rescue the children, and make it home alive. All before the dragon spawn holding her hostage trade her to the Old One. It would almost be doable if this weren't Lng Jiaalso known as Dragonhome: the birthplace of dragons.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780399583155

Caleb Blood
Caleb Blood was a man who had seen too much blood-letting. He tried to hide inside a whiskey bottle but his demons, past and present, would not let him alone. All the things he should have cherished were being stripped from his life and he had no option but to take up arms again. Once the guns were unlimbered, the death toll mounted and he faced so many enemies that it seemed he had no chance of survival. When, he wondered, would the killing end?
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780709089834

Blood Money
This is the engrossing story of Cyril Karabus's fight to prove his innocence and secure his release from jail in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he was confined for nine months. It also lifts the lid on all the extraordinary behind-the-scenes attempts and maneuvers to free the doctor. The shock of being arrested at the Dubai airport was almost too much for the ailing 77-year-old Professor Cyril Karabus, a world-renowned pediatric oncologist en route home to Cape Town with his wife and family after attending his son's wedding in Toronto. Without his knowledge, Karabus had been tried in absentia in 2004 in Abu Dhabi and found guilty of manslaughter for the death of a three-year-old Yemeni girl who had died from acute myeloblastic leukemia. Karabus had served a locum in the UAE when the death occurred. Charges were trumped up against him by the child's father, who demanded blood moneywhich, according to Sharia law, is only payable after a criminal convictiondespite the fact that the girl was not even Karabus's patient. The Free Professor Karabus campaign involved boycotts of Dubai-based medical conferences, public protests, website petitions, and fundraisers to help meet the professor's legal expenses. The South African and World Medical Associations both plunged headlong into the fight on his behalf, as did the South African Department of International Relations and Co-operation. The book recounts these efforts and more of the international effort to prove that Karabus committed no crime and help him regain his freedom.
Category: Law. ISBN: 9781431410286

Blood Stories
Blood Stories focuses on menarche as a central aspect of body politics in contemporary US society, emphasizing that women are integrated into the social and sexual order through the body. Using oral and written narratives of 104 diverse women, the authors address the central question of how menarche as a bodily event signifying womanhood takes on cultural significance in a society that devalues women. Exploring issues of contamination and concealment and the sexualization of women's bodies that occurs at menarche, the authors emphasize how the politics of gender are negotiated on/through women's bodies.
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9780415915465

Blood Type
John Marshall Tanner dives into San Francisco's roughest neighborhood to avenge a fallen friend John Marshall Tanner, PI, is a drinking man, and he prefers to imbibe in the comfort of a nameless San Francisco bar. Tanner has just one friend there, a social crusader named Tom Crandall who has just discovered that his wife, a celebrated chanteuse, is having an affair with one of the city's most powerful men: Richard Sands. Sands is a ruthless corporate tycoon, and if he wants to steal Crandall's wife, there's nothing either Crandall or the private detective can do about it. But soon after Crandall confides in Tanner, the jilted husband is found dead. Although the police write Crandall's death off as just another overdose, Tanner knows his friend never touched drugs. Convinced the murder was connected to Sands, he begins a journey that will take him into the depths of San Francisco's seediest districtthe Tenderloinwhere only the streetwise survive. Blood Type is the 8th book in the John Marshall Tanner Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781504025126
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