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Living In Darkness

RRP $29.99

The unconventional Phillip Michael Carnegie, a cross between Lieutenant Columbo and Jessica Fletcher, is the best detective in the Honolulu Police Department, and his extraordinary skills are put to the test in John A. Roynesdal's Living in Darkness.A young, gay man's life is changed while walking the slopes of Diamond Head. A father is searching for his gay son. Paul Noa and Nick Keone, two gay police detectives, are convinced that a brutal attack and three murders are hate crimes. The lives of these people, along with detectives Phillip Michael Carnegie and George Maikai'moku, intersect in John Roynesdal's murder mystery, Living in Darkness. The detectives follow a twisted trail that takes them from the middle world of the military encampments on the island of O'ahu, up into the luxurious heights of Tantalus - the volcanic slope that overlooks Honolulu - down into the bowels of Hotel Street in Chinatown, and into the world of young, gay runaways. Carnegie has his suspicions, and the team, with the help of an unexpected ally, uncovers the identity of the culprit on the verge of committing his final, sadistic murder.

For Us, The Living

RRP $15.99

From Grandmaster Robert A. Heinlein comes a long-lost first novel, written in 1939 and never before published, introducing ideas and themes that would shape his career and define the genre that is synonymous with his name.

July 12, 1939Perry Nelson is driving along the palisades when suddenly another vehicle swerves into his lane, a tire blows out, and his car careens off the road and over a bluff. The last thing he sees before his head connects with the boulders below is a girl in a green bathing suit, prancing along the shore....

When he wakes, the girl in green is a woman dressed in furs and the sun-drenched shore has transformed into snowcapped mountains. The woman, Diana, rescues Perry from the bitter cold and takes him inside her home to rest and recuperate.

Later they debate the cause of the accident, for Diana is unfamiliar with the concept of a tire blowout and Perry cannot comprehend snowfall in mid-July. Then Diana shares with him a vital piece of information: The date is now January 7. The year...2086.

When his shock subsides, Perry begins an exhaustive study of global evolution over the past 150 years. He learns, among other things, that a United Europe was formed and led by Edward, Duke of Windsor; former New York City mayor LaGuardia served two terms as president of the United States; the military draft was completely reconceived; banks became publicly owned and operated; and in the year 2003, two helicopters destroyed the island of Manhattan in a galvanizing act of war. This education in the ways of the modern world emboldens Perry to assimilate to life in the twenty-first century.

But education brings with it inescapable truths -- the economic and legal systems, the government, and even the dynamic between men and women remain alien to Perry, the customs of the new day continually testing his mental and emotional resolve. Yet it is precisely his knowledge of a bygone era that will serve Perry best, as the man from 1939 seems destined to lead his newfound peers even further into the future than they could have imagined.

A classic example of the future history that Robert Heinlein popularized during his career, "For Us, The Living" marks both the beginning and the end of an extraordinary arc of political, social, and literary crusading that comprises his legacy. Heinlein could not have known in 1939 how the world would change over the course of one and a half centuries, but we have our own true world history to compare with his brilliant imaginings, rendering "For Us, The Living" not merely a novel, but a time capsule view into our past, our present, and perhaps our future.

The novel is presented here with an introduction by acclaimed science fiction writer Spider Robinson and an afterword by Professor Robert James of the Heinlein Society.

Ghost Island And The Mystery Of Charmander

RRP $14.99

When Sarah and Skip's mom inherits and house and moves the family to a remote town in Maine for a fresh start, the pair is anything but pleased. What if there's nothing to do? What if they don't make friends? What if they can't play Pokémon GO?

Then they see the mysterious island across the water from their new home;Ghost Island. Mom says she used to paddle out there and have all sorts of adventures. And when Sarah and Skip pick up a signal for a Poké Stop at the heart of the island, they can't wait to get out there and explore.

But Ghost Island holds a secret. It's the location of an ever-shifting competition that's been going on for hundreds of years. And now Sarah and Skip are going to be contestants and play Pokémon GO for real. And if they lose, the fate of the world may be at stake.

The first book in an exciting new series based on the international sensation, Pokémon GO, Ghost Island and the Mystery of Charmander is brimming with mystery and adventure and perfect for every Pokémon fan.

About the Author

Ken A. Moore is national bestselling author who plays entirely too much Pokemon GO!

Night Of The Living Worms

RRP $12.99

The first book in a humorous chapter book series plays off the adage "The early bird gets the worm" and is told from the perspective of Early Bird's jealous brother.

About the Author

Dave Coverly is an internationally syndicated cartoonist whose Speed Bump cartoons appear in more than 400 newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press, and Parade. He is the illustrator of Sue MacDonald Had a Book and The Very Inappropriate Word. The winner of the prestigious Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist, Dave lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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