Lila Mae has a fit over the annual Chocolate Ball that she and her sisters host. Dorothea and Madge dump it on her. If it weren’t for Julian Gillespie, the Chocolate Ball would have melted. Bernie, the Alcott patriarch, wants his Bentley back. Joseph’s cousin, Chewie, is hired as chauffeur. Bambii´s thrilled to be expecting while Dorothea, pregnant at 55, is at war with the world. No one is exempt, especially Henry, who she refers to as ´´Mr. Responsible”. Wolfram, Lila Mae’s astrologer, makes Lila Mae and Amelia antsy. Suzanne, Zoe’s sister, shows up with Grey, her Asian houseman. She’s left Paul. Cissy has dumped Georgio, the tattoo artist. Madge wants a pedigreed husband for her granddaughter, and Roger Bainsworth III has just the right credentials. Amelia runs to the store. When she returns, her kitchen door is ajar. She toes the door open. Three things catch her attention: flowers, her rolling pin covered in blood, and a dead guy on the floor. Is there a murderer in the house? Amelia backs out the door, sets the bags down, returns to snap a picture, then calls Detective Chance Walker, Lila Mae, and 9-1-1. The dead guy’s identity shocks the whole Alcott clan. What was he doing at Amelia’s? Tilly is a prime suspect. She wants to know why everyone thinks she runs around killing people. Dorothea is happy that no one is pointing the finger at her. Louie and Scooter’s truce ended badly. Chance has to bail Bernie and Chewie out of jail. Madge is freaked that Carmichael may quit. There may be a ghost at Amelia’s. Uncle Tito and Pecos drive up from Mexico. Pecos met a Houston lady online. Uncle Tito psychically investigates the murder while Pecos’ lady friend has second thoughts. Pecos is upset. The ´´numbers” shows this as a great match. Love dones are accused of murder, and the family wrings their hands. Secrets are no longer safe. The family has more shocks than the ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelley Hazen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027637/bk_acx0_027637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of The Bar Code Tattoo comes an exciting look at the not too distant future. Mira has almost always had it all...until it all crashes and burns. She´s hurt in a horrible car accident, and the only way the doctors can help is to try experimental prosthetics and chips that are implanted directly into her brain. It´s a huge risk, but after months of testing and therapy Mira is back and better than ever. But soon her friends turn against her as their parents call her on unfair advantages and get her cut from lacrosse and the scholarships she was depending on for college. And with her enhanced hearing, she knows how many people in her school and her town are calling her a robot, a cyborg. Is that true? Is Mira human, or is she somehow something other? How can she overcome the ways people see her and just be herself...especially if she´s not really sure who that is anymore? Suzanne Weyn is always at the cutting edge when it comes to new tech and the questions it raises about the world we live in. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/000750/bk_schc_000750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.