MURDEROUS INTENTIONS IN ACADEMIC GOWNS

Elena Weaver was a surprise to anyone meeting her for the first time.In her clingy dresses and dangling earrings she exuded a sexuality at odds with the innocence projected by the unicorn posters on her bedroom walls.While her embittered mother fretted about her welfare from her home in London,in Cambridge where Elena was a student at St. Stephen’s College-her father and his second wife each had their own separate image of the girl.

As for Elena,she lived a life of a casual and intense physical and emotional relationships,with scores to settle and goals to achieve-until someone,lying in wait along the route she ran every morning,first bludgeoned and strangled her.Unwilling to turn the killing over to the local police,the university calls in New Scotland Yard.Thus,Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner,Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers,enter the rarefied world of Cambridge University,where academic gowns often hide murderous intentions.For both officers,the true identity of Elena Weaver proves elusive.Each relationship the girl left behind casts new light both on Elena and those people who appeared to know her best-from an unsavory Swedish-born Shakespearean professor to the brooding head of the Deaf Students Union.What’s more,Elena’s father,a Cambridge professor under consideration for a prestigious post,is a man with his own dark secrets.While his past sins make him neurotically dedicated to Elena and blind him to her blacker side,present demons drive him toward betrayal.

AUTHOR: ELIZABETH GEORGE 

TITLE: FOR THE SAKE OF ELENA 

EVERY MURDER WAS A SIGN

Once A Killer’s Chosen You. . .At first,the deaths seem random.A young Portland couple brutally murdered in a game gone awry. . .a Chicago woman who plummeted to her death from an office building. . .an aspiring screenwriter asphyxiated in his New York apartment.But the macabre souvenirs television reporter Sydney Jordan receives hint at a connection that is both personal and terrifying.The Only Thing You Have To Do. .After events in her own life went wrong,Sydney fled to Seattle with her teenage son.But instead of getting a fresh start,Sydney is plagued by strange occurrences.Someone is watching,someone who knows her intimately. . someone who’s just waiting to play the next move in a twisted game.She is his chosen one.Every murder is a sign,and soon,Sydney will understand why each victim had to suffer and why she’s the next in line. . 

AUTHOR:  KEVIN O’BRIEN 

TITLE: FINAL BREATH 

Why a 15 year old decided to build bikes from bamboo in Ghana

Nappy Newz

A young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, co-started Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. This is what she had to say about what motivated her.

Her answer? She was fed-up. Whilst at school Selby discovered a number of things about Ghana, and the continent in general, that deeply upset her.

“I always say Africans are the richest… there are so many things we have and can add value to make a change. But Africans always seem to think they cannot do something extraordinary, but rather only people from foreign countries can,” she said sternly.

“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries. We don’t do it ourselves because we look down on ourselves… We think foreigners are the people to make changes. It’s…

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KILL WITHOUT A TRACE

If your opponent has only two possible options, you can be sure that he will take the third.” A tough, resourceful master of his trade, British Intelligence agent Nick Stone has just been given a chilling ultimatum: find a missing agent who appears to have defected or lose the guardianship of his beloved nine-year-old daughter.In Stone’s mind,there is no choice.
The “runner” is Sarah Greenwood,U.K. liaison with the Counterterrorism Center,a cell set up by the CIA to warn against potential terrorist attacks.Steel-willed,beautiful,cunning,Sarah is also Nick’s former lover,the only woman who has ever been allowed under his rough,impenetrable guard.“It’s not only what you see.Sometimes what isn’t there is just as important as what is.”Relying on his keen instincts and cool logic,Nick tracks Sarah to the mountainous backwoods of North Carolina.There,in a remote cabin,she conspires with two Middle Eastern men.Then Nick’s mission takes a decidedly dark turn when he receives a T104,an order to kill Sarah without a trace.But nothing is what it seems,as Nick and Sarah themselves become hunted,racing deeper into a dark, deadly conspiracy that will change the course of world events and the lives of millions.
AUTHOR: ANDY MCNAB 
TITLE: CRISIS FOUR 

WHY DID HE COMMITTED SUICIDE

Waking up one wintry morning in her old farmhouse nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of New York,Nora Hamilton instantly knows that something is wrong.When her fog of sleep clears,she finds her world is suddenly,irretrievably shattered: Her husband,Brendan,has committed suicide.

The first few hours following Nora’s devastating discovery pass for her in a blur of numbness and disbelief.Then,a disturbing awareness slowly settles in: Brendan left no note and gave no indication that he was contemplating taking his own life.Why would a rock-solid police officer with unwavering affection for his wife, job,and quaint hometown suddenly choose to end it all? Having spent a lifetime avoiding hard truths,Nora must now start facing them.Unraveling her late husband’s final days,Nora searches for an explanation but finds a bewildering resistance from Brendan’s best friend and partner,his fellow police officers,and his brittle mother.It quickly becomes clear to Nora that she is asking questions no one wants to answer.For beneath the soft cover of snow lies a powerful conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep its presence unknown . . . and its darkest secrets hidden.

AUTHOR: JENNY MILCHMAN 

TITLE: COVER OF SNOW 

WRONGLY IMPRISONED

A request from a thirteen-year-old prospective client.Allegra Gardner’s sister Fiona was murdered six years ago.It seemed like an open and shut case.The accused,Lonnie Stall,was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly,Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty.But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned.Taking on the case seems foolhardy to Mary DiNunzio,because the Gardner family is one of the richest and most powerful in the country and Allegra’s parents do not believe in reopening this case.But the Rosato & Associates firm can never resist an underdog. Was justice really served all those years ago? It will take a team of unstoppable female lawyers, plus one thirteen-year-old genius,to find out.

AUTHOR: LISA SCOTTOLINE 

TITLE: ACCUSED 

FAMILY AND JUSTICE

Everybody around lawyer Mary DiNunzio has decided she isn’t allowed to be a Young Widow anymore,even though she didn’t know there was an official cutoff. They’re all trying to fix her up her South Philly Italian parents,her best friend Judy Carrier,even the office security guard.

All Mary wants to do is immerse herself in a case everybody else calls “The History Channel”, a pro bono representation of the Brandolini estate.The roots of the matter sink deep into the past,when Amadeo Brandolini emigrated to Philadelphia,started a family,and built up a small fishing business. At the outbreak of World War II,Brandolini was arrested by the FBI as part of a mass internment of Italian-Americans and was sent to a camp in Montana,where he eventually committed suicide. Now,more than sixty years later his son’s estate hires Mary to sue for reparations.Mary vows to vindicate Amadeo even though it won’t be easy.With only a lock of hair,an old wallet,and a sheet of paper filled with odd doodles to go on,the tenacious lawyer begins to research the case but finds instead puzzling new questions.Someone doesn’t want Mary to find the truth,and before long,her life is threatened.Suddenly,the quiet,squeaky-clean good girl who never left Mercer Street is risking life and limb to finger a killer and lay a beloved ghost to rest.

AUTHOR: LISA SCOTTOLINE 

TITLE: KILLER SMILE 

THE UNEXPECTED EVENT

Anne Murphy is the redheaded rookie at the Philadelphia law firm of Rosato & Associates,and one morning she wakes up to front-page headlines proclaiming lawyer murdered above her own picture.If she wants to stay alive,she’s got to play dead.She’ll have to trust people she barely knows colleagues who hate her,homicide cops who want her out of the crime-fighting business,and a new love who inconveniently happens to be opposing counsel.But her knack for courting trouble makes it almost impossible for Anne to play well with others,and an unexpected event places her in lethal jeopardy and leaves her with everything to lose.

AUTHOR: LISA SCOTTOLINE 

TITLE: COURTING TROUBLE 

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE – MERCYME

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By Your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When Your face
Is before me

I can only imagine yeah
Chorus:
Surrounded by Your glory,what will my heart feel
Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I
fall
Will I sing hallelujah,will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the sun

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You

I can only imagine yeah
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of You be still
Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I
fall
Will I sing hallelujah,will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine yeah

I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory,what will my heart feel
Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of You be still
Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I
fall
Will I sing hallelujah,will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine
yeah
I can only imagine
Yeah yeah
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever,
forever worship you

I can only imagine

My Morning Inspiration. I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe