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Last of the Vintage

Kerry J Charles

Dr. Dulcinea Chamber's old boyfriend, the adventurous, fun-loving, and decidedly good-looking Brendan MacArthur, presents a gift to the Maine Museum of Art - a very old bottle of wine. With museum attendance low during a particularly brutal winter, Dulcie knows exactly what to do: host a wine tasting fundraiser. However, someone doesn’t make it home from the party and is instead found on the sheets of ice floating in Portland harbor. Detective Nicholas Black is on the case, but is more than a little irritated by Brendan MacArthur. Is it simple jealousy or is something else more dangerous at play?

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A Better Lie

Kerry Charles

The game of golf that we recognize today has a history stretching back nearly 600 years. People young and old, from cultures around the world, all play the game. Anything that endures to such an extent has to resonate with human nature. A BETTER LIE compares the game to common life situations that we all encounter. In the rough? Face your demons. A long drive? Be comfortable with the outcome of a calculated risk. A better lie? Know when you just need to do the right thing. Golf is a game of etiquette, dress codes, ethics and integrity. The way someone plays speaks volumes about who he or she is as a person. A BETTER LIE reflects on the game as it parallels a golfer’s life in general, or rather, a life well played.

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I Just Got My New Mac!
What's Next?

Stan Smith

You just bought your new Mac! Congratulations! But now what? This book is designed for everyone new to Apple's Mac computers, whether you’ve been using other systems for years, or you’re new to the world of computers in general. Loaded with informational graphics and step-by-step instructions, I Just Got My New Mac! What’s Next? will take you through all of the basics so that you can use your Mac comfortably and efficiently.

Chapters include:

  • The Basic Setup
  • The Finder
  • Setting Your System Preferences
  • Organizing and Accessing Things
  • Connecting Your Mac with the Outside World
  • Updates and Upgrades
  • Keeping Your Mac Secure and Private
  • Backing Up with Time Machine

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An Exhibit of Madness

Kerry J Charles

Dr. Dulcinea (Dulcie) Chambers has a lot on her mind. She's just opened a new exhibit of Winslow Homer watercolors at the Maine Museum of Art where she's the chief curator. The exhibit will be complete when the museum's director, the urbane Joshua Harriman, buys the final piece at auction. But when Dulcie discovers a body where the painting should have been, she's one of the primary suspects. Portland Police Detective Nicholas Black is on the case but finds he is less than objective when it comes to the attractive Dr. Chambers.

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