Murder isn't a walk in the park....War widow fashionista, Ginger Gold, makes a gruesome discovery while walking her Boston terrier, Boss, through Kensington Gardens. A woman of ill-repute is dead.When Chief Inspector Basil Reed becomes a suspect, the blustery and often times pigheaded Superintendent Morris pulls him off the case. Ginger’s not about to be pushed around by the superintendent despite his warnings: if she doesn’t butt out, she’ll be arrested for impeding a police investigation. She soon finds herself undercover in the spicy world of burlesque dancing - much to Basil’s chagrin.Ginger and Basil’s agree to work together off the record to find the killer. It’s a proposition their strained friendship may not survive - even if they do.Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.The Ginger Gold Mystery Series:Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)Murder at Kensington Gardens (Book 6)Murder at St. George’s Church (Book 7)The Wedding of Ginger & Basil (Book 7.5)Murder at St. George’s Church (Book 8) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159360/bk_acx0_159360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Truth is rarely pure and never simple... Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester. The Castle's faded grandeur hides a web of secrets and scandals - the Earl has been missing for seven years, lost without a trace since the night he left his guests and walked out into a blizzard. When a skeleton is uncovered beneath the flagstones of the Old Chapel, the police produce a suspect and declare the case closed. Hugo is not convinced. With the help of the spirited Freya Wryton, the Earl's niece, he is drawn back into active service, and the ancient town of Selchester is dragged into the intrigues and conspiracies of the Cold War era. With a touch of Downton Abbey, a whisper of Agatha Christie and a nod to Le Carré, A Man of Some Repute is the first book in this delightfully classic and witty murder mystery series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007192/bk_brll_007192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has dealt with small-town crime throughout his long, storied career. Now, contemplating retirement after years on the job, Tully is faced with perhaps his most perplexing case yet. When area bald eagles start getting picked off by a ghost-like killer, and when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching, things gets complicated fast. In this fast-paced whodunit, Tully has a vast array of suspects to choose from, including the rancher's gorgeous, bird-loving wife, who mysteriously leaves for a ranch in Mexico the day of the murder; the beautiful chef at the local house of ill repute, who is well-known as a budding ornithologist; and the ranch foreman, who is rumored to be having an affair with his boss's widow. Will Tully put the pieces of the puzzle together, yet again? Will sending his dad, the former sheriff of Blight County, along with his number two man, down to Mexico help solve the mystery? And what about the mysterious large circles in the snow that Tully finds around the ranch, with no footprints leading in or out of the area? It all adds up to another engrossing series of twists and turns. And in the end, Tully gets his man… or woman… or does he? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017777/bk_adbl_017777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eleven Rare Stamps = Death in Six Figures...."Fresh background material and a fine storytelling knack." (Lewisville Courier-Journal)Jonathan Knox was an auctioneer of somewhat dubious repute with a photographic memory. So when a frightened woman offered him a discount on eleven of the rarest stamps in existence, worth something like $500,000, he became suspicious. He figured also that if the stamps had been stolen he might net a pretty reward by returning them to their rightful owner. But he couldn't find a single collector willing to admit to owning them. And when the girl who had originally offered them was murdered, Knox knew that he'd be the next one canceled unless he could find the person who would pay the growing postage-due bill from the devil's own mail carrier. That's when the auctioneer found himself forced to play very reluctant sleuth, with his own life as the stakes.In this colorful, never-reprinted 1950s classic you will encounter:Jonathan Knox: This auctioneer's photographic memory coupled with his lack of scruples made him a detested necessity to many people. And, too often, it also marked him for murder.Elly Watson: She was better at bargaining than Knox. But when she gave him a bargain - it was more than he bargained for.Edmund Dorsey deLong: Like many philatelists, he would stop at nothing for his stamp collection. Not even a killing.Henrietta Noyes: They had to kill her to break her hold on them. So they targeted her for murder.Louis Plummer: His customers were interested in his goods, but not where they came from. This case was the exception.Everett Kirkland: He should never have been an actor - too many people had seen his face. That could make it unhealthy for a man involved in murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155102/bk_acx0_155102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The famous conqueror from the European continent came ashore with thousands of men, ready to set up a new kingdom in England. The Britons had resisted the amphibious invasion from the moment his forces landed, but he was able to push forward. In a large winter battle, the Britons’ large army attacked the invaders but was eventually routed, and the conqueror was able to set up a new kingdom.Over 1,100 years before William the Conqueror became the king of England after the Battle of Hastings, Julius Caesar came, saw, and conquered part of “Britannia”, setting up a Roman province with a puppet king in 54 BCE. In the new province, the Romans eventually constructed a military outpost overlooking a bridge across the River Thames. The new outpost was named Londinium, and it covered just over two dozen acres.Londinium had become the largest city in Britannia shortly before being burned down in a native revolt led by an infamous Celtic Iceni queen named Boudica. With a name meaning “Victory”, Boudica was a charismatic woman who commanded nearly 100,000 Celts and led them on a campaign to expel the Roman overlords from Britain around the year 61 CE. Often called the “Celtic Queen”, she wore a warrior’s necklace around her delicate neck and rode upon a sturdy steed. According to the ancient historian Cassius Dio, “In stature, she was very tall, in appearance most terrifying, in the glance of her eye most fierce, and her voice was harsh.” It is said she had a piercing glare that could shrink her people’s enemies, which in this case were the Roman legionnaires under the vengeful general Suetonius.Boudica was not only a woman of high intelligence but also a Druid priestess of great repute, which caused the Romans a unique kind of concern. The Celts have fascinated people for centuries, and the biggest fascination of all has been over the Druids, a religious class at the heart of Celtic society that wielded great power. Naturally, people have been interest 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150898/bk_acx0_150898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This timely volume provides a review of the state-of-the-art frameworks and methodologies for connecting diverse objects and devices according to the vision for an Internet of Things (IoT). A specific focus is placed on the communication, security, and privacy aspects of device connectivity in distributed environments. Insights and case studies are provided by an authoritative selection of contributors of international repute into the latest research advances and practical approaches with respect to the connectivity of heterogeneous smart and sensory devices. Topics and features:Examines aspects of device connectivity within the IoTPresents a resource-based architecture for IoT, and proposes a resource management framework for corporate device cloudsReviews integration approaches for the IoT environment, and discusses performance optimization of intelligent home networksIntroduces a novel solution for interoperable data management in multi-clouds, and suggests an approach that addresses the debate over network neutrality in the IoTDescribes issues of data security, privacy, access control, and authentication in the distributed IoT environmentReviews the evolution of VANETs in relation to the Internet of Vehicles, and provides a perspective on developing smart sustainable cities This invaluable text/reference will be of great benefit to a broad audience, from students and researchers interested in the IoT vision, to practicing communication engineers and network security specialists.
"Offers one can't refuse" literally voice one of the greatest diseases of mankind: "civilisation". However, unlike any other nation, Germany and Germans bear a historical repute of having invented the most discreet solutions to professionalising social sweet talk in lock-step with systemic (social) murder.Employment is a case in point, for the workplace symbolises the arena of everyday life featuring dictatorship challenging democracy in its most original sense. In this particular regard, judicials and particularly arbiters face the danger of being inclined to producing and superimposing even more fiction on the friendly fraud of co-operation: "offers one can't refuse."Considering John Maynard Keynes: "Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking", critical contemporaries acting in self-defense, i. e. voicing and publicising scrutiny face accusations on libel.These dictators do not seem, not even remotely, like tyrants - they rather prove disciples and followers of German Labour Law beating about the bush, keenly voiding to express its blunt message of legalised rape: "Do as 'I' say!" whereas 'I' means "We" - however: who is "We"?Since 1949, Germany has always been keen on presenting its democracy in the lime light of post-world war II achievements. Now clap your hands everybody - apparently, the Federal Republic of Germany has been not less successful than the United States of America at glossing over - oh my goodness (!) - long-standing, precarious, societal standards with a professional smile on her face of political correctness. Nonetheless, Germany's social set theory, strategy and operations "is run" much subtler by means of integrating and improving educational structures of facilitating and supporting inverted totalitarianism.
Quantum computing is a promising approach of computation that is based on equations from Quantum Mechanics and nanotechnology. Understanding and simulating quantum operations on a classical computer has different approaches and is modeled in different ways. However, the most repute ways are Quantum Turing Machine, Network Model or circuit model of connected gates and Quantum Programming Language. Many simulators do exist that varies in many features such as implementation languages, target platforms, paradigms, visuality, and applied quantum algorithms. There was a developmental trade-off between the simplicity and the functionality of the simulator. The goals and research activities are outlined as follows: First, surveying the quantum computing world, its characteristics, issues, problems, and challenges. Second, surveying the existing quantum simulators, illustrating representative simulators of major approaches, their features, and functionalities. Third, introducing a framework to provide the power of quantum computing , while insisting the simplicity and high usability. Finally, providing a case study for a new quantum algorithm based on the introduced framework.
This invaluable text/reference investigates the state of the art in approaches to building, monitoring, managing, and governing smart cities. A particular focus is placed on the distributed computing environments within the infrastructure of such cities, including issues of device connectivity, communication, security, and interoperability. A selection of experts of international repute offer their perspectives on current trends and best practices, and their suggestions for future developments, together with case studies supporting the vision of smart cities based on the Internet of Things (IoT).Topics and features: examines the various methodologies relating to next-level urbanization, including approaches to security and privacy relating to social and legal aspects, describes a recursive and layered approach to modeling large-scale resource management systems for self-sustainable cities, proposes a novel architecture for hybrid vehicular wireless sensor networks, and a pricing mechanism for the management of natural resources, discusses the challenges and potential solutions to building smart city surveillance systems, applying knowledge-based governance, and adopting electric vehicles, covers topics on intelligent distributed systems, IoT, fog computing paradigms, big data management and analytics, and smart grids, reviews issues of sustainability in the design of smart cities and healthcare services, illustrated by case studies taken from cities in Japan, India, and Brazil.This illuminating volume offers a comprehensive reference for researchers investigating smart cities and the IoT, students interested in the distributed computing technologies used by smart living systems, and practitioners wishing to adopt the latest security and connectivity techniques in smart city environments.