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Swamp Santa

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1940270693

Publisher : Jana DeLeon

Number of Pages :

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1954

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Book Summary: It’s Christmas in Sinful and Fortune is set to participate in all the local hoopla. A Christmas gala, caroling, and a sleigh ride are on the agenda. Murder is not. But when someone bumps off Santa, Fortune is aware a killer is lurking among the holiday cheer. But with no client and no reason to interfere with a police investigation, it looks as if Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie will have to sit this one out. Big and Little Hebert might be criminals, but they prefer no competition in their territory, especially someone brazen enough to kill a man at the Christmas gala. When they hire Fortune to investigate the man’s death, she gets her Christmas wish and Swamp Team 3 sets out to solve their final case of the year.

Bug Swamp’s Gold

Author : Billie H. Wilson

ISBN10 : 1490824774

Publisher : WestBow Press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1633

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Book Summary: Close your eyes. Get set. Go! … to where Bay Swamp smells like aftershave, to where friends raise Billie’s dad a barn in a day. You’re there! On her "pizer," Grandma, waiting to serve dinner, relaxes with a dip of her Sweet Society snuff. Billie’s mom and dad, sweaty from hoeing tobacco, rush in and wash up. They can’t wait to bite into Grandma’s succulent chicken. They tell you, "Pull up a chair!" After dinner, take off your shoes, trek across sandy, open fields, feel sand between your toes. Beyond the watermelon patch, a rare sight: Venus flytraps and yellow trumpet flowers, set to gobble up every bug in sight, and Bug Swamp has bugs. Also gators, bears, cooters, possums, snakes … gold. Later, on Grandma’s "pizer," you’ll hear how Billie and her mom almost become bear bait, and Grandma will spellbind you, telling about Grandpa’s tussle with a gator. Discover for yourself how Grandma’s pipeline to God keeps everyone on track. Pity she doesn’t have Hitler’s ear in Germany, or Tojo’s in Japan. Why, Grandma could even advise Harry Truman! He uses a weapon so strong it keeps on killing and killing. That Great Depression? Pray it won’t destroy Billie’s family. Her dad puts a mortgage on the place that can tear their family apart or hold them together. Luckily, World War II ends, and good and bad teeter into place.

Swamp Spook

Author : Jana DeLeon

ISBN10 : 194027057X

Publisher : J&R Publishing LLC

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1800

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Book Summary: When black cats roam, and spooks are seen, Come celebrate, it’s Halloween. Sinful, Louisiana, really knows how to throw a party, and it goes all out for Halloween. The weeklong celebration kicks off with a maze of horror in the park built of hay bales. And Fortune has the perfect assignment—the executioner. Her scene comes complete with a head block, a hatchet, and a fake body with removable head. It’s the perfect setup…for a crime. When Fortune returns from break and realizes the body in her scene is a real one and not the prop, she knows trouble is coming. Before she can shake a broomstick, Celia Arceneaux has raised the alarm and the state police show up to take over the investigation. With Carter on the sidelines and Fortune the prime suspect, Swamp Team 3 sets out to catch a real monster.

Bullets and Beads

Author : Jana DeLeon

ISBN10 : 1940270723

Publisher : Jana DeLeon

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1019

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Book Summary: Let the good times roll? It’s Mardi Gras time and Fortune is looking forward to seeing the spectacle firsthand, but when a visitor to Sinful is murdered during the celebration there, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t help but wonder what happened. As they start looking into the woman and the family in Sinful she came to visit, their investigation sends them to New Orleans, right at the height of the Mardi Gras celebration. But instead of relaxing a little and enjoying the festivities, Fortune can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. When she catches sight of her father in the Mardi Gras crowd, she knows why. Unfortunately, her father’s presence in Louisiana has brought with it a host of terrorists, all with only one thing in mind—locate and terminate Dwight Redding. Can Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie manage to evade the killers long enough to figure out why Dwight has returned from the dead? And will knowing the answer make things worse or better?

Fortune Furlough

Author : Jana DeLeon

ISBN10 : 1940270634

Publisher : J&R Publishing

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1984

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Book Summary: It’s not a vacation until there’s a murder. Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie are finally off to Florida on the vacation they’ve always talked about. Days filled with white sand, turquoise water, and fruity drinks are the only thing on the agenda. But when Gertie’s “hot date” turns up dead and she’s the number one suspect, they’re forced to hang up their bathing suits and shift to investigating mode. They soon discover that Gertie’s beau was up to all kinds of shady behavior, leaving them with a long list of people who are happy he’s dead. But which one resorted to murder?

Florida Place Names

Author : Allen Morris

ISBN10 : 1561648396

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

Number of Pages : 342

Category : History

Viewed : 1786

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Book Summary: Many names of Florida places evoke fantastic images: Caloosahatchee, Okeechobee, Loxahatchee, Everglades, Miami—to mention only a few. Did you know that Florida's places were often named to honor prominent local citizens such as postmasters, landowners, or war heroes? Jacksonville, for example, was named for Florida's first American governor, Andrew Jackson. Later the state's interest in attracting new residents produced names that suggested pleasant places to live, such as Belle Glade and Avon-by-the-Sea. From Alachua (from the Seminole for "jug") to Zolfo Springs (from the Italian for "sulphur"), Florida Place Names delights and educates with a rich and varied offering of Florida lore.

Wading Through the Swamp

Author : Dale Cathell

ISBN10 : 1496916417

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 378

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1961

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Book Summary: Wading Through the Swamp chronicles the history of the era from the time of World War II to the present, highlighting the changes in our culture over that time. The author uses his life experiences from the bad person of his early years to his times as a judge to paint a picture of the evolution of our culture. The story moves from his boyhood years growing up, his black market years in North Africa, his time as a outlaw hunter and poacher and the time spent in the sport fishing industry on the Atlantic Coast. It moves then to his years as a lawyer and a judge and the unusual and interesting incidents and cases he was involved in over the 34 year span of his time in the legal fields. A portion of the book examines the unsolved murder of Rosemary Moon McIntyre and the corruption and the abuses of a prosecutor who shielded the primary suspect from the police investigation into her murder in order to protect his own political future.

Thornwillow: The Story of Young Santa

Author : Rockwell Scharer III

ISBN10 : 0359369529

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Thornwillow is the story of Young Santa, from irreverent young street urchin to the legendary Prince of Christmas, a wild ride through time and space with plenty of room for more adventures each and every Christmas holiday.

Louisiana Longshot

Author : Jana DeLeon

ISBN10 : 0985003707

Publisher : Jana DeLeon

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1887

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Book Summary: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon brings you the Miss Fortune series. It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever-in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she's determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play. Unfortunately, she hasn't even unpacked a suitcase before her newly inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard. Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she's not careful, this investigation might blow her cover and get her killed. Armed with her considerable skills and a group of elderly ladies the locals dub The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it's too late. Louisiana Longshot is a humorous mystery set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong woman sleuth in a fish-out-of-water storyline. Louisiana Longshot is the first book in the Miss Fortune series and appeals to readers of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Louisiana Longshot is a free ebook at Google Play. "Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday "Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig “DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story.” – RT Book Reviews “I don’t know where she comes up with this funny stuff, but I can’t wait to read the next book…” – Night Owl Reviews “Jana DeLeon has a breezy style with enough of a comic touch to leave you smiling.” – The Romance Reader “Son of a gun, we’re having fun in the bayou!” – Fresh Fiction “The quirky characters keep the action moving…” – Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly Blogger To learn more about Jana and her books visit her at: http://janadeleon.com http://facebook.com/janadeleonauthor @JanaDeLeon

Swamp Team 3

Author : Jana DeLeon

ISBN10 : 1940270138

Publisher : Jana DeLeon

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the fourth book in the bestselling Miss Fortune series. What’s a little arson between friends? Undercover CIA agent Fortune Redding spent her first three weeks in Sinful, Louisiana dodging insults, makeup advice, guard dogs, bullets, and Deputy Carter Trahan, both professionally and personally. But just when she thinks things are going to settle down in the small bayou town, someone sets her friend Ally’s house on fire. Carter, who’d just started pursuing Fortune on a personal basis, goes back into cop mode and admonishes her to stay out of his investigation. This time, he swears he won’t issue any warning before arresting her. But with her friend’s safety hanging in the balance, Fortune can’t resist taking matters into her own hands and calls on her partners in crime fighting, Ida Belle and Gertie, to help. This is a mission for Swamp Team 3. Swamp Team 3 is a humorous mystery set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong woman sleuth in a fish-out-of-water storyline. Swamp Team 3 is the fourth in the Miss Fortune series and appeals to readers of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. "Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday "Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig “DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story.” – RT Book Reviews “I don’t know where she comes up with this funny stuff, but I can’t wait to read the next book…” – Night Owl Reviews “Jana DeLeon has a breezy style with enough of a comic touch to leave you smiling.” – The Romance Reader “Son of a gun, we’re having fun in the bayou!” – Fresh Fiction “The quirky characters keep the action moving…” – Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly Blogger To learn more about Jana and her books visit her at: http://janadeleon.com http://facebook.com/janadeleonauthor @JanaDeLeon

Hurricane Force

Author : Jana DeLeon

ISBN10 : 194027026X

Publisher : Jana DeLeon

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 441

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Book Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the seventh book in the Miss Fortune series. A force to be reckoned with… During missions as a CIA assassin, Fortune Redding saw and overcame most every obstacle, but Sinful, Louisiana, keeps producing new challenges for her. When a hurricane blows through, it brings a shower of counterfeit money raining down on the tiny bayou town. When the money is linked back to Ahmad, the arms dealer who issued the kill order on Fortune, everyone is worried that her nemesis is far too close for comfort. When Ahmad’s men turn up in Sinful, the situation becomes life-and-death for Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc learns Fortune’s true identity. As Swamp Team 3 rushes to locate the counterfeiter, Fortune hopes to take down Ahmad and free herself from her fake life. But will her relationship with Carter make it now that he knows the truth?

Santa's Trip to the Bayou

Author : Rosanne Stewart

ISBN10 : 1644681870

Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.

Number of Pages : 30

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1453

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Book Summary: Santa needs vacations like everybody else. He and Mrs. Claus travel to Louisiana for a weekend getaway before the December rush. They visit kinfolk on the bayou and catch up with neighbors and friends. While the old folks visit, the kids slip off to the swamp to play with Santa's reindeer.

Cajun Fried Felony

Author : Jana DeLeon

ISBN10 : 1940270677

Publisher : Jana DeLeon

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 909

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Book Summary: Venus Thibodeaux had a reputation for being trouble. Some said she started at birth. When she finally left Sinful shortly after turning eighteen, everyone breathed a sigh of relief. When she blew back into town four years later, no one was happy about her return. She immediately launched into her same old scams, picking off Sinful residents with ease before disappearing again as quickly as she’d appeared. Everyone assumed she’d headed back to New Orleans. But when an accident at the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Run uncovers her body, everyone Venus took for a ride becomes a suspect. The man at the top of that list sees the writing on the wall and hires Fortune to figure out who killed Venus, before he goes to prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie start poking around into Venus’s complicated life, hoping to find the killer. And to solve their first official case.

Secret Santa

Author : Cynthia Reese

ISBN10 : 146032207X

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : 283

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1255

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Book Summary: It's the most wonderful time of the year Losing a parent is never easy, and during the holidays the emptiness seems magnified. Local newspaper owner Neil Bailey knows that firsthand. That's why he's determined to help his neighbor, Dr. Charli Prescott, find the meaning of the season. Luckily he has enough cheer to go around—and the recipe for perfect cocoa. If that isn't enough to get Charli into the spirit, the town also has a Secret Santa. Everyone's buzzing with news of the large anonymous donation and, once Neil promises to discover Santa's identity, his paper's circulation numbers skyrocket. It's his duty to report the truth. Except, as he gets closer to Charli, he's sure she's keeping something from him. All he can do is try to keep his journalistic integrity intact…while protecting the woman he thought was his Christmas miracle.

Santa Lucia

Author : Michelle Damiani

ISBN10 : 8835864925

Publisher : Rialto Press

Number of Pages : 364

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1223

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Book Summary: An Italian café. A barista with an eye for trouble. And a village determined to create as much as possible. Chiara has presided over the espresso machine at Bar Birbo for as long as anyone can remember. In Santa Lucia, this is the only place to go for a cappuccino served with a side of gossip. The town’s residents rely on each other and feel almost like a family, but their secrets are kept well hidden. While romance is in the air for some, the truth behind the love affairs is far more complicated than anyone can imagine. When everyone has ulterior motives and unspoken desires, it’s only a matter of time before things finally come to a head. And unfortunately for the townspeople, the revelations could prove deadly. Can the residents of Santa Lucia survive the inferno of their own making?

The Santa Lucia Series

Author : Michelle Damiani

ISBN10 : 8835882664

Publisher : Rialto Press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The Complete Collection (Books 1-4) At first, Santa Lucia seems like any charming Italian village. But linger in Chiara's cafe and you'll soon discover the secrets, lies, loves, and betrayals that color the lives of the those that walk Santa Lucia's cobblestone streets. So sip your cappuccino and escape into this sweeping series set in the rolling green hills of Italy.

Santa Claus Funnies - Walt Kelly Collection (1942)

Author : Walt Kelly

ISBN10 :

Publisher : John Davies

Number of Pages : 116

Category : ,

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Book Summary: One of the Golden Age of Comic Books perenniel Christmas favorites was the great Santa Claus Funnies published by Dell between 1942 and 1961 Actually, Dell wasn’t the first publisher to produce Santa Claus Funnies. A couple of years earlier in 1940, Whitman published a one shot comic with the same title. Published near the end of 1942, features some of Walt Kelly's earliest work for Dell Comics. He illustrates a tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Fir Tree (also published with some changes as a W T Grant Co giveaway comic the same year), and a poem by Stella Mead, Lord Octopus Went to the Christmas Fair. Other artists contributing include L Bing (Santa Claus in Trouble), Arthur E Jameson (The First Christmas Tree), and Robert A Graefa (Santa Claus and the Mouse). Collection Includes: All the Walt Kelly material from, Santa Claus Funnies 1 & 2, Four Color Comics 61, 91, 128, 175, 205 & 254

The Saints of Santa Ana

Author : Jonathan E. Calvillo

ISBN10 : 0190097825

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Catholicism has long been the dominant religion among ethnic Mexicans in the U.S. Recent shifts, however, have challenged the traditional association between Mexican ethnicity and Catholicism. Evangelical Protestantism has emerged as a notable alternative of ethnic identity expression for ethnic Mexicans. This book takes readers into the thriving Mexican-majority neighborhoods of Santa Ana, California, a city once dubbed the hardest place to live in the U.S. There, Jonathan E. Calvillo explores how religious practices permeate the fabric of everyday social interactions for Mexican immigrants. How does faith shape these immigrants' sense of ethnic identity? To answer this question, The Saints of Santa Ana compares the experiences of Catholic and Evangelical Mexican immigrants-the two largest religious groupings in the city. Drawing on five years of participant observation and in-depth interviews, this book argues that religious affiliations set Catholics and Evangelicals along diverging trajectories with regard to ethnic identity. In particular, Calvillo argues, Catholics and Evangelicals have differing perspectives on collective memory and ethnic community. The Saints of Santa Ana offers a rich portrait of a fascinating American community.