The Vejay Haskell Mysteries

By Susan Dunlap

A unique three-in-one variation of Susan Dunlap’s Vejay Haskell Mysteries, approximately an intrepid meter reader who solves the crimes that the police can’t crack

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An equivalent chance dying,

Vejay Haskell is taking part in hooky from her task as an electric-meter reader in Henderson, California. She skirts round the fringe of city, making her technique to Frank’s position, a comfy saloon owned by way of her buddy Frank Goulet. After cups of scorching buttered rum, they've got an issue and he or she storms out into the pouring rain. yet by the point she will get again to Frank’s bar to express regret, he's lifeless. Vejay used to be obvious leaving Frank’s residence in a huff, and her loss of an alibi mixed along with her suspicious unwell day make her the number-one suspect. because the police shut in on her, Vejay turns detective looking for Frank’s actual killer. It’s a deadly activity, yet she has one virtue whilst she places on her paintings outfits: no one ever notices the meter reader.

The Bohemian Connection,

A clique of robust conservatives referred to as the Bohemian membership gathers for a exclusive assembly within the backwoods city of Henderson, California. notwithstanding their actions are shrouded in secrecy, Henderson meter reader Vejay Haskell is ready to get an all-too-close inside of glance. looking out the geographical region for a coworker’s lacking niece, she unearths the gorgeous gymnast mendacity useless within the backside of a sewer drain. The sheriff calls it an twist of fate, yet Vejay suspects the girl’s loss of life was once hooked up to the Bohemian Club’s unquenchable hope for medicines, booze, and prostitutes. discovering the killer will suggest going nose to nose with the nation’s fiercest politicians.

The final Annual Slugfest,

It’s time for Henderson’s local pageant honoring the mostly detested California banana slug. instead of consume crow, the area’s neighborhood politicians catch up on their sins through consuming slug scorching canine, slug chili, and slug pie. This yr, one dish will turn out murderously foul. Edwina Henderson is the final of her relations to stay within the city that bears their identify. A devoted environmentalist, she is usually the girl answerable for this year’s slugfest, and should take her position on the judge’s desk. while a slug pizza knocks her flat, the gang assumes it was once simply a particularly gross slice. but if she doesn’t wake up, meter reader Vejay Haskell needs to confront the devious homicide of the town’s best treehugger.

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Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes

By Jim Holt

“Finally I comprehend what it's I’ve been giggling in any respect those years.”―Jimmy Kimmel

From the best-selling writer of Why Does the area Exist? comes this outrageous, uproarious compendium of absurdity, dirt, racy paradox, and gratuitous  offensiveness―just the type of mature philosophical mirrored image readers have come to count on from the ever-entertaining Jim Holt. certainly, Stop Me If You’ve
Heard This
is the 1st publication to track the evolution of the comic story all of the means from the standup comics of historic Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of this present day. After exploring humor’s historical past partially One, Holt delves into philosophy partially : Wall road jokes; jokes approximately rednecks and atheists, bulimics and politicians; jokes you neglected for those who didn’t visit a Catholic ladies’ university; jokes approximately common sense and lifestyles itself . . . all turned fodder for the grand theories of Aristotle, Kant, Freud, and Wittgenstein during this heady mixture of the low and high, of the ribald and profound, from America’s so much loved philosophical pundit. 15 illustrations

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Dead Famous

By Ben Elton

One condo, ten contestants, thirty cameras, and 40 microphones. each person is aware the rules—total strangers are compelled to reside jointly whereas the remainder of the rustic watches them do it. even though, on day 27, one of many housemates is killed on stay TV. Who is the assassin? How did they have the capacity to kill lower than the consistent gaze of the tv cameras? Why did they do it? And who could be next?

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Le père Porcher (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 20)

By Terry Pratchett

Los angeles nuit du père Porcher…
Neige, rouges-gorges, chorales et sapins décorés…
Mais le gros bonhomme de rouge vêtu, celui qu’on attend en cette nuit de fête… a disparu.
En lieu et position, faisant fonction, un autre bonhomme de rouge vêtu, dans son traîneau tiré par des cochons sauvages, avec sa hotte, sa fausse barbe et son oreiller pour simuler un ventre qu’il n’a pas. Un bonhomme plus habitué à manier l. a. fake qu’à descendre dans les cheminées distribuer des jouets par milliers.
Mais quand le devoir appelle…
Car certains préméditent l’assassinat du père Porcher. Et s’ils arrivent à leurs fins…
… le soleil ne se lèvera pas.

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The Fried Twinkie Manifesto: and other tales of disaster and damnation

By Ryan Moehring

Even if fixing biblical foreskin mysteries, having his head break up open by means of a crowbar-wielding guy named Thor or getting busted for pickpocketing in a distant Mexican barren region, Ryan Moehring unearths in his debut selection of tales and essays, The Fried Twinkie Manifesto, that his irreverent wit and means for uncovering nuggets of perception from the rubble of the mundane make him one in every of humor’s such a lot promising rookies. whereas retaining a voice unmistakably his personal, Moehring conjures up the wild mind's eye of Tom Robbins, the soul of Sedaris, and the knowledge of Vonnegut. even though readers will often locate themselves guffawing out loud, Moehring’s eye for the profound and his unyielding honesty make sure that they're simply as more likely to cry—or flinch.

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The Return of the Bunny Suicides

By Andy Riley

Return of the Bunny Suicides follows over 100 bunnies as they locate ever weirder how you can finish their fuzzy little existences.  From swimming with nibbly fishes, to hiding less than an elephant’s footstool, to getting at the sharp finish of a Venetian gondola—no stone is going unturned (or undropped, or uncatapulted) within the twisted little creatures’ subsequent installment.

Illustrated in a spare and easy sort, Return of the Bunny Suicides is a suite of hilarious and outrageous cartoons that may entice an individual in contact with their evil side.

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Split Heirs

By Lawrence Watt-Evans

Excessive comedy, low pratfalls, and exciting derring-do mix in a paranormal and incredible epic concerning the historic and Honorable nation of the Hydrangeans; the potent, although fairly silly, warrior Gudge; and the mysterious Black Weasel.

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