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  Night Strike

  Rodney Mountain
Night Strike

A compilation of thirteen short stories, featuring favorites like Mason Stone and the dynamic duo of Nick Jones and Corrie Albiston as well as one off shorts that date back to the earliest reaches of his writing. Now expanded with full notes and a proper table of contents.Available for the first time complete in one volume. Previously published in two volumes as Daughter of Darkness and The Dadouchos. In 480 BC, fifteen-year-old Melaina's biggest worry, she thinks, is wishing to follow Artemis and remain virgin when her mother and grandfather want her to marry and became a priestess. But when the Persians invade, the gods themselves have plans for Melaina, including carrying a divine child and divining for the Greek fleet in a battle to determine the salvation or ruin of all Greece.
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  The Billiardist

  Rodney Cimburke
The Billiardist

A writer practices billiards while trying to finish the stories of the characters in his head. Although his characters plague him, following him everywhere he goes, he can't seem to finish writing about them.The Star Trails Tetralogy, i.e. "Beyond the Hidden Sky;" "A Dark of Endless Days;" "A Psilent Place Below;" and "Refractions of Frozen Time," takes place in a fictitious universe which includes unfamiliar vocabulary, aliens races, and numerous planets. This compendium was compiled for readers who requested more detail, such as a glossary of terms as well as descriptions of the political structure, weather patterns, and Cyraria's indigenous race, the bnolar. Topical discussion guides at the chapter level are included as well for those who want to delve even deeper, including educators who could use the stories to stimulate interest in numerous scientific or sociological topics.
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  The Campsite

  Rodney Cimburke
The Campsite

A boy goes on a monumental camping trip with his parents and is abducted by aliens.Preston Cunningham has just been rescued from a group of North Vietnamese Army regulars in Cambodia where his helicopter made an emergency landing in forbidden territory - known as "over the line."Following an operation to repair his broken eye socket, teeth, ribs and third degree burns, he is under the care of Lieutenant Linda Villani who is assigned to Preston for the duration of his (30 day hospitalization).She nurses him back to health, but not before falling in love with him. She suggests that Preston work for her father at his construction company in San Francisco. In the meantime however, Linda is engaged to an engineer in her dad's firm ten years her senior.While recouperating, Preston is informed that he has been considered for The Medal Of Honor based on his conduct as a POW. Preston Cunningham a sergeant, and Linda a lieutenant are prohibited according to military rules from fraternizing. Her commanding officer turns a blind eye and deaf ear to their budding romance.On the day he is to leave the hospital and Lieutenant Villani behind it is a sad departure, but both look forward to fostering their relationship. This author will release additional chapters as short stories from the novel "Orphans Of The Mourning."
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  200+ Mulla Nasrudin Stories and Jokes

  Rodney Ohebsion
200+ Mulla Nasrudin Stories and Jokes

Mulla Nasrudin is the starring character in a vast number of amusing tales told in regions all over the world, particularly in countries in or near the Middle East. Each tale depicts Nasrudin in a different situation, and through his viewpoint they humorously reveal commentary and lessons on various life themes.Chauvinistic Adam Hodson, has the experience to remember when his new rented house catches fire and he is moved into a house of liberal, female nudists. As he struggles fully adapt, it is not just Adam who has to learn, as the girls have to adjust to his own foibles, weaknesses, and those of his violent, racist friend.Join Sarah, the sharp-witted primary school teacher, Tabitha, the pregnant girl and Natalie, the assertive Operations Manager as they get a conservative Adam to embrace their lifestyle while hiding secrets from others. The book is divided into around 75 small scenes to make it ideal for short journeys or where the reader is likely to be interrupted. This is a romantic story although it does contain some mature language and discretion is advised.
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  The Mullinix Book 1: Ascension

  Rodney Mountain
The Mullinix Book 1:  Ascension

Copeland Steele was but a standard citizen in the Mullinix Empire when he was chosen out of citizenship school to be the next apprentice leader of the nation. A whole new world awaits the young man the world now knows as Medoferro as he navigates the waters of the new role thrust upon him, a role he never wanted and one he would have given most anything to avoid.The Mullinix Empire, an ancient land with an unusually stable line of rulers, was about to go through their succession process yet again. As had happened before and would undoubtedly happen again the Elder Mullinix Taliaferro is dying and the next apprentice will be chosen from the young men and women who are in their first semester of citizenship school. The main criteria other than competence is that the new apprentice should not want the job, as the ones who want it most are invariably the worst people for the job.Copeland Steele was a simple boy from the northeastern corner of the empire, a boy with a troubled family life and little ambition other than to avoid military service. He was in mortal terror of getting the Mullinix position that everyone knew was opening, so much so that when he was chosen he was given the Mullinix name of Medoferro, which translates to Iron Fear. It is a time of upheaval for the empire as enemies both without and within conspire to break the stability and peace that the Mullinix have lived in for centuries.
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  The Black Fossil

  Rodney Mountain
The Black Fossil

Jim Stalin thought he was a nondescript government agent on a mission to find an artifact that has long been missing. He doesn't know where it is or why he's looking for it, but he thinks that all questions will be answered when he gets there. Join him and his insane friends as he goes on an adventure the likes of which haven't been seen since Leslie Nielsen had that love child with John Cleese.Jim Stalin thought he was a nondescript government agent on a mission to find an artifact that has long been missing. He doesn't know where it is or why he's looking for it, but he thinks that all questions will be answered when he gets there. Join him and his insane friends as he goes on an adventure the likes of which haven't been seen since Leslie Nielsen had that love child with John Cleese.A 2004 National Novel Writing Month winner, this insane story takes the absurdity of a Monty Python movie and inserts dozens of really bad running gags to the far extremes as they look for The Black Fossil.
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  Rodney Ohebsion, Liberal Hero

  Rodney Ohebsion
Rodney Ohebsion, Liberal Hero

Rodney Ohebsion is a liberal hero, and he knows it. Join him now on a quest to right the world's wrongs. Or, if you're a conservative, let him tell you that you're responsible for the world’s wrongs.The White Light is a book which is thrilling in every word that lingers in the mind and make you want more when the ending comes. In fact, fans have asked for more, suggesting a series perhaps. Tessie and Toni as teenagers put a wish into an old antique dresser after reading a Wizard's book - eighteen years later their wish materialized and things began happening to them that caused them to wonder if they had made a mistake with their long ago wish. Toni all of a sudden falls into a coma and goes to the white light which tells her to go back because she has things to do. Does she go back or does she go into the light and takes the hands of those waiting on the other side. Bob enters into their life and the adventures begins - all the way to Texas and Miami, Florida where strange happenings change the course of their lives forever.We promise you that you will led on a trail of suspense - from beginning to end.
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  The Calamitous Adventures of Rodney and Wayne, Cosmic Repairboys: The Age Altertron

  Mark Dunn
The Calamitous Adventures of Rodney and Wayne, Cosmic Repairboys: The Age Altertron

Thirteen-year-old twins Rodney and Wayne McCall and their friend Professor Johnson are the only people in Pitcherville who can see that all the natural laws of the universe have stopped applying to their town. When everyone in Pitcherville wakes up twelve years in the past, baby Rodney and baby Wayne must locate the Professor and find a way to get back to the present.
The first in an exciting new series from the beloved author of "Ella Minnow Pea."
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  Rodney, the Ranger, with Daniel Morgan on Trail and Battlefield

  John V. Lane
Rodney, the Ranger, with Daniel Morgan on Trail and Battlefield

Rodney, the Ranger - With Daniel Morgan on Trail and Battlefield is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by John V. (John Veasey) Lane is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of John V. (John Veasey) Lane then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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  So You Might Be a Vampire

  Rodney V. Smith
So You Might Be a Vampire

Nobody told Bob that when he became a vampire, he would still have to keep his job at the pornshop. Foul-mouthed, sarcastically funny, Bob is completely new to the whole vampire life. His ex-girlfriend hates him, he's addicted to blood, his Vampires Anonymous group failed... and way too many people are trying to kill him. There are over 101 ways to suck at being a vampire, and Bob is living proof
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  Rodney The Partisan

  Harry Castlemon
Rodney The Partisan

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world\'s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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  A Stolen Season

  Rodney Hall
A Stolen Season

Adam's life has been ruined by war . . . A veteran of the Iraq conflict who has suffered such extensive bodily trauma that he can only really survive by means of a mechanical skeleton.Marianna's has been ruined by men . . . A woman who has had to flee the country after her husband lied to the wrong people.

John Philip's by too much money . . . Until he receives a surprise inheritance in the evening of his own life. Rodney Hall, two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, presents the story of three people experiencing a period of life they never thought possible, and, perhaps, should never have been granted at all...PRAISE FOR RODNEY HALL"Reminiscent of both Joyce and Garcia Marquez" Washington Post"Magnificent. So good that you wish you had written it yourself" Salman Rushdie"A wondrous blend of the fabulous and the surreal" The Australian"Brilliant" David Mitchell
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  Murder in Paint (Hitchhiker Book 1)

  Rodney Strong
Murder in Paint (Hitchhiker Book 1)

Violet Tumbleton's name is important to her and someone has stolen it. The problem is it's hard to act when you've been dead for seventy years. Oliver Atkinson's life is busy. Between trying to write a book, children, and housework, he doesn't have time for the spirit that's taken up residence in his head. Only she isn't going anywhere until she gets her name back. Central to it all is a stolen painting, that's been re-stolen leaving behind a lot of questions, and a dead body. Oliver must team up with a con artist to solve a murder. Along the way he has to deal with liars, thieves, thugs, and little old ladies. And he needs to be home in time to do the school pick up.
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  Impossible Life of Mary Benson, The

  Bolt, Rodney
Impossible Life of Mary Benson, The

Young Minnie Sidgwick was just twelve years old when her cousin, twenty-three-year old Edward Benson, proposed to her in 1853. Edward went on to become Archbishop of Canterbury and little Minnie - as Mary Benson - to preside over Lambeth Palace, and a social world that ranged from Tennyson and Browning to foreign royalty and Queen Victoria herself. Prime Minister William Gladstone called her 'the cleverest woman in Europe'. Yet Mrs Benson's most intense relationships were not with her husband and his associates, but with other women. When the Archbishop died, Mary - 'Ben' to her intimates - turned down an offer from the Queen to live at Windsor, and set up home in a Jacobean manor house with her friend Lucy Tait. She remained at the heart of her family of fiercely eccentric and 'unpermissably gifted' children, each as individual as herself. They knew Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Gertrude Bell. Arthur wrote the words for 'Land of Hope and Glory'; Fred became a hugely successful author (his Mapp and Lucia novels still have a cult following); and Maggie a renowned Egyptologist. But none of them was 'the marrying sort' and such a rackety family seemed destined for disruption: Maggie tried to kill her mother and was institutionalized, Arthur suffered numerous breakdowns and young Hugh became a Catholic priest, embroiled in scandal. Drawing on the diaries and novels of the Bensons themselves, as well as writings of contemporaries ranging from George Eliot to Charles Dickens, Rodney Bolt creates a rich and intimate family history of Victorian and Edwardian England. But, most of all, he tells the sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious, story of one lovable, brilliant woman and her trajectory through the often surprising opportunities and the remarkable limitations of a Victorian woman's life. Previously published under the title As Good As God, As Clever As the Devil.
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  Scout Force

  Rodney Smith
Scout Force

The future looks bleak for wrongly cashiered, fighter pilot phenomenon Kelly Blake. His redemption comes as he is recruited into the elite and secretive Scout Force. Follow Kelly’s adventures as an officer in the Galactic Republic Fleet’s Scout Force, protecting humanity’s frontiers from human treachery and an onslaught by the expansive, hostile K’rang Empire.
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  Silence

  Rodney Hall
Silence

To find God a 'client' prepares to be buried alive. A Korean woman quietly puts the finishing touches to tidying her employer's house, hoping to shame the Japanese invader. Choirboys wait wordlessly for their cue, shut up high inside the dome of Florence cathedral. Richly evoking times past through historical figures and otherworldly imagery, this moving and playful collection of fictions explores the many facets of silence, all connected by a web of echoes. Silence is a storytelling tour de force from one of Australia's finest writers. Rodney Hall is one of Australia's finest writers. He has won the Miles Franklin Award twice for Just Relations and The Grisly Wife and many of his novels and poems have been published internationally. His acclaimed memoir popeye never told you was published in 2010. He lives in Melbourne.
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  Starblade

  Rodney C. Johnson
Starblade

Neo-human #1 The year is 2030, and the planet rebuilds in the wake of World War III, the War on Terror. Frederika von Gotha, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg, a synthetic person, called a Morningstar, serves as a spy for her tiny nation. Being the perfect honeypot helps! She is given a mission, learn about the mysterious Falcanians and the secrets they keep hidden away on their artificial island.
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  Salvation Blues

  Rodney Jones
Salvation Blues

Rodney Jones has been called "the supreme example of the southern human person speaking in American poetry" (Southern Review) and one of the nation's "best, most generous, and most brilliantly readable poets" (Poetry). Salvation Blues traces the career of this popular narrative poet through one hundred choice poems, including twenty-four bold new pieces.
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  It's Not Easy Bein' Me

  Rodney Dangerfield
It's Not Easy Bein' Me

An American comic icon tells the story of his second--act rise from obscurity to multimedia stardom."When I was a kid," writes Rodney Dangerfield, "I worked tough places in show business--places like Fonzo's Knuckle Room. Or Aldo's, formerly Vito's, formerly Nunzio's. That was a tough joint. I looked at the menu. They had broken leg of lamb." For once, one of America's most beloved comic icons isn't kidding. Dangerfield has seen every aspect of the entertainment industry: the rough--and--tumble nightclubs, the backstage gag--writing sessions, the drugs, the hookers, the lousy day jobs -- and the red--carpet star treatment. As he traces his route from a poor childhood on Long Island to his enshrinement as a comedy legend, he takes readers on a roller--coaster ride through a life that has been alternately touching, sordid, funny, raunchy, and uplifting -- equal parts "Little Orphan Annie" and "Caligula." And unlike most celebrity autobiographers, he seems to have no qualms...
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  First Command

  Rodney Smith
First Command

Spies are infiltrating the most sensitive sites in the Galactic Republic. Pirates are terrorizing the shipping lanes. Damsels are in distress. The xenophobic and expansive K’Rang fleet is once again threatening human worlds. These are the challenges facing Lieutenant Commander Kelly Blake, the newest and youngest captain in the Galactic Republic Fleet’s Scout Force, as he takes command of the Scout Ship Vigilant and sets out on his first missions.
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  Great Unsolved Crimes

  Rodney Castleden
Great Unsolved Crimes

By luck or by cunning, some criminals evade detection and justice for ever.Of all crimes, the most worrying is the crime that is never solved. The criminal goes free, unpunished, often unidentified. Justice is not done. The friends and relatives of the victim – crimes always have victims – are left without closure. Whoever committed the crime is free to commit another. Law enforcers are pilloried for unsolved crimes for all of these reasons. But excessive haste in identifying the perpetrator can sometimes lead to miscarriages of justice. In the past many suspects have been executed for crimes they did not commit. This book investigates over fifty major unsolved crimes throughout history.CONTENTS:1) Medieval Unsolved Crimes before 1500 including William Rufus, Edward II and the Princes in the Tower2) Unsolved Crimes 1500–1800 including Man in the Iron Mask, Assassination of Lord Darnley, Red Fox shooting3) Unsolved Crimes 1801–1900...
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  Holy Murder

  Rodney Hobson
Holy Murder

Detective Inspector Paul Amos is just about to head off on his annual holiday when he gets an urgent phone call from Sir Robert Fletcher, the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire police. A man has been killed in what appears to be an abseiling accident at St Botolph’s Church in Lincolnshire. When Amos arrives on the scene it quickly becomes clear that this was no accident - Simeon’s ropes had been cut on purpose. Simeon was a local hero, rescuing the farmers from ruin, and loved by all. And most of the village had turned up to see their ‘celebrity’ scale the church wall. So why would anyone want him dead? As Amos delves deeper into the case, cracks in the story soon begin to appear. Was Simeon really the benevolent philanthropist he claimed to be? Or was he more of a sinner than a saint? From Rodney Hobson, the author of the best-selling 'Dead Money', comes a tale of murder and vengeance. ‘Holy Murder' is a gritty murder mystery perfect for fans of Peter James, Peter Robinson and Ian Rankin. Praise for Rodney Hobson: "A fantastic read." - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of Trade-Off. "Kept me guessing to the last page - and still surprised me. A gripping read." - Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.
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  All the Butterflies in the World

  Rodney Jones
All the Butterflies in the World

With her senior year looming, Tess McKinnon has two goals: hanging out with her best friend, Liz, and avoiding her judgmental, alcoholic mother. Then yummy John Bartley arrives—to tell Mrs. McKinnon that her daughter is dead. Distinctly still alive, Tess is baffled by John’s tales of 1800s time travel, rewritten lives, and love. She knows she’s never seen him before, but her feelings refuse to be denied.When Tess and John discover an aged newspaper clipping that indicates John’s uncle was hanged for Tess’s murder in 1875, John decides to return to his time to save his uncle’s life. Not really sure she even believes in this time travel stuff, Tess checks the article after John leaves. The words have changed,  and she is horrified to find that John has been hanged instead.Armed with determination and modern ingenuity, Tess must abandon her past and risk her future for a chance to catch her own killer and find her first love...
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  The Heart in Exile

  Rodney Garland
The Heart in Exile

The novel is one of the first to openly discuss homosexuality in England, printed originally in 1953.

The book starts off well, along the standard detective line, with a femme fatale coming in to the shop and asking for help, her fiancé is dead and she wants answers.
Our hero detective is a gay (bisexual?) psychiatrist who takes the case due to his own involvement with the deceased and the book plays out as a series of investigations into the death.
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  Kith and Kill

  Rodney Hobson
Kith and Kill

Following the death of their father Joseph, the Wilson family - three sons and three daughters - gather together to read his will. But one of the children has been left out. And then, three days later, eldest son Matthew dies – poisoned at Joseph’s wake. With no-one else in the room at the time of Matthew’s poisoning, Detective Paul Amos is convinced that the killer must be one of the family. As he delves into the case Amos discovers an intricate web of closely guarded family secrets and lies. And when he finally gets to the heart of the mystery, Amos discovers that the ties that bind families together can also tear them apart… From Rodney Hobson, the author of the best-selling 'Dead Money', ‘Holy Murder’ and ‘Unlikely Graves’ comes a tale of murder, revenge and deceit. ‘Kith and Kill’ is a gritty murder mystery perfect for fans of Peter James, Peter Robinson and Ian Rankin. Praise for Rodney Hobson: "A fantastic read." - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of Trade-Off. "Kept me guessing to the last page - and still surprised me. A gripping read." - Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.
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  Popeye Never Told You

  Rodney Hall
Popeye Never Told You

In this memoir of his childhood in England during the Second World War, author Rodney Hall uses a little boy's point of view to tell the story of a time that changed the world. A time that not only changed the world, but one that would put into train events that were to shape Rodney's life. Rodney's father died when he was six months old, before the War began. His mother, finding herself out of work and responsible for three children, takes a job as a clerk in the Ministry of Food. At night she tells stories of 'home', the farm her family once owned at Kangaroo Valley in Australia. For Rodney this fabled place became his hope of escape from the bombing. The imagined Australia of 'home', plus the absence of a father in his life, underlie a charmed world in which three childen are free to roam the streets and the surrounding woods while the war rages across Europe. This is a rare and touching memoir. The voice of the young Rodney, the innocence with which he surveys the world and...
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  Kelly Blake 3: Where the Stars Are Few and Far Between

  Rodney Smith
Kelly Blake 3: Where the Stars Are Few and Far Between

The K’Rang Empire has once again encroached into Galactic Republic space, holding four Human worlds hostage to their imperial ambition. Be a witness to the epic confrontation as Humanity fights a bitter struggle for survival against the K’Rang Empire. Kelly Blake takes command of the Orion, a new super scout, the fastest ship ever built, in a race to enlist the aid and cooperation of another species suffering from K’Rang aggression.
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  Just Relations

  Rodney Hall
Just Relations

Winner of the 1982 Miles Franklin Award.Once a wild goldmining town, Whitey's Fall is now a small, brooding community of close and distant relations.One by one, the young are leaving for the alluring uncertainties of the world beyond. The old stay on, steadfast in their pride and sense of belonging. Remembering is their religion; the mountain is their altar. They are the guardians of the land's unbroken promise.But time brings strangers with different dreams, a different sense of justice. And their coming is a violation, a breakfast for parasites.
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  Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles 1: Wizard Defiant

  Part #1 of "Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles" series by Rodney Hartman
Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles 1: Wizard Defiant

Wizard scouts are the elite, deep-recon forces of the Intergalactic Empire. They are a mix of technology and magic like abilities. Richard has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become one of these legendary soldiers. All he has to do is make it through the Wizard Scout Academy. But with a TAC officer who hates his guts, will he even be allowed to graduate. To make matters worse, the Empire has been attacked and soon finds itself in a major war. With heavy losses in the wizard scout corps, even the Academy cadets are starting to look good to the Empire’s High Command. Just when Richard thinks things can’t get any worse, he is suddenly sent by ‘the One’ to help a beautiful elf priestess fight a demon and its army of undead. Wizard scouts may be the best of the best, but Richard is still a cadet in training. Will his skills and technology be enough to overcome dragons, demons, trolls, ghouls, and various undead from his worst nightmare? With only the aid of his battle computer, Nickelo, and the magic of an elf priestess, will his wizard scout abilities be enough to turn the tide? With the fate of two galaxies riding in the balance, Richard is honor bound to do his best in spite of the odds. The question is, will his best be good enough?
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  Murder in Paint

  Part #1 of "Hitchhiker" series by Rodney Strong
Murder in Paint

Violet Tumbleton's name is important to her and someone has stolen it. The problem is it's hard to act when you've been dead for seventy years. Oliver Atkinson's life is busy. Between trying to write a book, children, and housework, he doesn't have time for the spirit that's taken up residence in his head. Only she isn't going anywhere until she gets her name back. Central to it all is a stolen painting, that's been re-stolen leaving behind a lot of questions, and a dead body. Oliver must team up with a con artist to solve a murder. Along the way he has to deal with liars, thieves, thugs, and little old ladies. And he needs to be home in time to do the school pick up.
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