18 Wheels of Horror

Psychotic killers, devious ghosts, alien monsters, howling storms, undead creatures, and other dark forces haunt the highways and the truckers who drive them in these 18 chilling tales. A ghostly voice on a trucker's CB radio knows more about his life than it should... Two drivers find their cargo gives them inhuman appetites... A boy in a truck stop encounters a supernatural force that threatens to destroy the world... The hypnotic singing lulling a driver to sleep might not be coming from the tires... A fender-bender between a big rig and a four wheeler is not as accidental as it seems... The sinister cargo lurking in a rock and roll band's fleet of trucks is unleashed at their final show... Hit the road with this anthology of trucking horror fiction!
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The Complete Cocktail Manual

Learn everything you need to know to craft the perfect cocktail—or two, or three...but who's counting? Spirits writer and expert Lou Bustamante, in partnership with the United States Bartenders' Guild, collects the best cocktail recipes, techniques, and histories in this must-have volume that has a place in every home bar. From worldwide classics to creative new combinations and packed with expert tips from bartenders across the globe, The Complete Cocktail Manual will help you stock your bar, impress your friends, and throw one hell of a party.Everything you need is in here:Setup: Get the expert-tested and bartender-approved list of what you need to set up a pro bar at home, from basic supplies and glassware to fancy gear and the ultimate shopping list. Learn all about your favorite liquors—and some you haven't even heard of—and educate yourself on every mixer, ice cube, and tool you might need.Recipes: From apertivos to citrus, spirit-forward to spicy, get...
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Rudyard Kipling

We have in this Rudyard Kipling biography an important clue to Mr Kipling and his work. Mr Kipling writes of the heroic life. He writes of men who do visible and measurable things. His theme has usually to do with the world's work. He writes of the locomotive and the engineer; of the mill-wheel and the miller; of the bolts, bars and planks of a ship and the men who sail it. He writes, in short, of any creature which has work to do and does it well.
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The Curious Barista's Guide to Coffee

The definitive guide to the extraordinary world of coffee from growing and roasting to brewing and serving the perfect cup.This is the ultimate guide to the history, science and cultural influence of coffee according to coffee aficionado and master storyteller Tristan Stephenson. You'll explore the origins of coffee, the rise of the coffee house and the evolution of the café before discovering the varieties of coffee, and the alchemy responsible for transforming a humble bean into the world's most popular drink. You'll learn how to roast coffee at home in the fascinating Roasting section before delving into the Science and Flavour of Coffee and finding out how sweetness, bitterness, acidity and aroma all come together. You'll then get to grips with grinding before learning about the history of the espresso machine and how to make the perfect espresso in the Espresso chapter. Discover how espresso and milk are a match made in heaven, yielding such treasures as the Latte,...
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Napa at Last Light

A New York Times bestselling author reveals how the beautiful, isolated Napa Valley wine region of California exploded into an extraordinary outsized version of the American dream and whose vineyards sparked an unbelievable power struggle between old family stewardship and multinational corporations.Not so long ago, wine was an exclusively European product. Now it is thoroughly American; emblematic of Napa Valley, an area idealized as the epicenter of great wines and foods and a cultural tourist destination. But the romanticized accounts you find about it and its denizens is not what you'll encounter in James Conaway's candid book.Napa at Last Light exposes the often shadowy side of the latter days of Napa Valley—marked by complex personal relationships, immense profits, passionate beliefs, and sometimes desperate struggles to prevail. In the balance hang fortunes and personal relationships made through hard work and, in too many cases,...
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The Locksmith's Daughter

What if the key to your heart lies in your enemy's hands?In a world where no one can be trusted and secrets are currency, one woman stands without fear. Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London's master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well kept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth – the last of the Tudor monarchs – and her realm, is quick to realise Mallory's talent and draws her into his world of intrigue, danger and deception. With her by his side, no scheme in England or abroad is safe from discovery; no plot secure.But Mallory's loyalty wavers when she witnesses the execution of three Jesuit priests, a punishment that doesn't fit their crime. When Mallory discovers the identity of a Catholic spy and a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom, she has to make a choice – between her country and her heart. Mallory, however, carries her own dark secrets...
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A Beer in the Loire

Frustrated by a dead end job, fed up with renting in London and the loathsome daily commute and, to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian, Tommy Barnes was at breaking point. But he didn't break - instead he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose to pursue his dream of brewing beer
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Brewer's Tale, The

Brewer's Tale, The
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Stillhouse Stories--Tunroom Tales

In this informative and entertaining series of interviews leading whisky writer Gavin D. Smith reveals the workings of the Scotch whisky industry in a series of interviews with characters who have lived and worked in the business of making Scotch. Some are nostalgic, harkening back to a former era when the Health & Safety mandarins did not exist, while other are contemporary and reveal how things work today. The 12 interviews are accompanied by black and white photographs of the participants along with archival illustrations not published before. Gavin's interviewees are: Norman Morrison, maltman and mashman, Talisker Distillery, Isle of Skye; Boyo Norquoy, stillman, Highland Park Distillery, Orkney; Jim Cryle, master distiller, Glenlivet Distillery, Speyside; Gordon Dey, brewer, Dallas Dhu Distillery & manager, Aultmore Distillery, Speyside; Rodney Burtt, trainee, Glen Mhor & Glen Albyn distilleries, Inverness; Douglas Murray, technical guru, Cambus Distillery,...
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