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  • Poisoned

    How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims

    by Alan Bell ...
    After years of prosecuting hard-core criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida’s newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected he’d been poisoned by the Mafia. Bell’s rapidly declining health forced him to flee his glamorous Miami life to a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert.As his career and marriage ... Read more

    $29.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Zigzag

    The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman

    The most remarkable double agent of World War II, Eddie Chapman was witty, handsome, and charming. Too bad he was also a con man, womanizer, and safe-cracker. To the British, though, he was known as ZigZag, one of MI5’s most valuable agents. To the Abwehr-German military intelligence-he was known as Fritzchen (Little Fritz), and was believed to be one of their most valued and trusted spies. For ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Good Nurse

    A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

    The mesmerizing basis of the movie starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain****⁠—a “stunning book...that should and does bring to mind In Cold Blood”—takes you inside the mind of America's most prolific serial killer, whose 16-year long "nursing" career left as many as 400 dead. (New York Times)Edgar Award Nomination, Mystery Writers of AmericaBBC (Top Ten Books of the Year)“The best books I ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • L'inconnu de Chakkamuk Lake

    by Roy Braverman ...
    L' ÉTÉ INDIEN AUSSI EST PARFOIS MEURTRIERDouglas Warwick, le shérif de Notchbridge, est accus de viol. Son jeune adjoint Taylor se retrouve devoir enquêter sur son propre chef. Inexpériment , il demande à Blansky, l'ancien shérif aujourd'hui propriétaire du journal local, et à Dempsey, célèbre auteur de romans policiers, de l'aider. Mais aucun d'eux ne pouvait imaginer la terrible machination que ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Women Healers of the World

    The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine

    A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular.The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Now, this intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of herbal medicine to those interested in learning about ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Cycles of American History

    A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian discusses “the Cold War, political parties, the presidency, and many broader philosophical issues [with] incisive wit” (Library Journal).A celebrated historian, speechwriter, and adviser to President Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. draws on decades of astute observation to construct a dialectic of American politics, or as Time magazine called it, a “recurring ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Burn Book

    A Tech Love Story

    by Kara Swisher ...
    From award-winning journalist Kara Swisher comes a witty, scathing, but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.“Swisher, the bad-ass journalist and OG chronicler of Silicon Valley…takes no prisoners in this highly readable look at the evolution of the digital world…Bawdy, brash, and compulsively thought-provoking, just like its ... Read more

    $20.99 CAD

  • Reluctant Hero

    A 9/11 Survivor Speaks Out About That Unthinkable Day, What He's Learned, How He's Struggled, and What No One Should Ever Forget

    On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Michael Benfante went to work, just like he had day after day, at his office on eighty-first floor in the World Trade Center North Tower. Moments after the first plane struck, just twelve floors above him, Benfante organized his terrified employees, getting them out the office and moving down the stairwells. On his way down, he and another co-worker encountered a ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Wager

    A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

    by David Grann ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.A Best Book of the ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    by David Grann ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, “one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."—New York Magazine • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NOW A MARTIN SCORSESE PICTURE“A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true-crime ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Dopesick

    Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

    by Beth Macy ...
    Journalist Beth Macy's definitive account of America's opioid epidemic "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" (New York Times) -- from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans.In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • Area 51

    An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    This "compellingly hard-hitting" bestseller from a Pulitzer Prize finalist gives readers the complete untold story of the top-secret military base for the first time (New York Times).It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government — ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • Blood Money

    Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans

    It’s often said that China is in a cold war with America. The reality is far worse: the war is hot, and the body count is one-sided.China is killing Americans and working aggressively to maximize the carnage while our leaders remain passive and, in some cases, compliant. Why?If anyone could crack the code, it’s the renowned nonpartisan investigator Peter Schweizer. Schweizer’s previous three ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD

  • The Kennedy Brothers

    The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby

    Eight years apart in age, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the leader-charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth and reach, yet also reckless. Bobby was the fearless, hardworking Boy Scout-unafraid of dirty work and ruthless about protecting his brother and destroying their enemies. Jack, it was said, was the first Irish Brahman ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • A Blind Eye

    A twisty and gripping detective thriller

    by Marion Todd ...
    Series Book 7 - Detective Clare Mackay
    The Scots Magazine Book of the Month May 2023‘Tartan Noir at its nail-biting, brutal, bloody best’ Helen Fields, author of The InstitutionCan DI Clare Mackay unravel a dead man’s secrets?Harry Richards, a local solicitor, is found in his car, throat slit.DI Clare Mackay is on the case. She soon learns that Harry was not the upstanding man he seemed to be. Finding the killer should be easy... ... Read more

    $5.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Quiet Dead

    A thrilling, twisty, addictive crime thriller

    by NJ Mackay ...
    Series Book 1 - A DI Sebastian Locke Mystery
    Fifteen years ago, he confessed to the murder of his wife and children.As a teenager, Hayley DaSilva walked into a nightmare; discovering the bodies of her mother, twin brother, and friend all brutally slaughtered in her home… and her nine-year-old brother missing. Her father, Leonard DaSilva, confessed to the murders, but Ethan was never seen again.He lied. But why?Now, Hayley has fled her ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD $0.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Conspiracy to End America

    Five Ways My Old Party Is Driving Our Democracy to Autocracy

    “This is the first must-read of the 2024 election cycle if you want to understand the stakes.” –Nicolle WallaceFormer chief Republican strategist, Lincoln Project adviser, and bestselling author of It Was All a Lie, Stuart Stevens offers an ominous warning that the GOP is dragging our country toward autocracy—and if we don’t wake up to the crisis in our system, 2024 may well be our last free and ... Read more

    $22.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Ce que je sais de toi

    by Éric Chacour ...
    Dans le Caire des années 1980, un jeune médecin suit un destin tracé pour lui. Entre son dispensaire et le prestigieux cabinet hérité de son père, Tarek n’a que peu de place pour se poser des questions. Mais la rencontre d’un être que tout semble éloigner de lui mettra en péril son mariage, sa carrière et son cœur, ne lui laissant plus d’autre choix que l’exil. De la communauté levantine d’Égypte ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • Death in the Air

    The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City

    A real-life thriller in the vein of The Devil in the White City, Kate Winkler Dawson's debut Death in the Air is a gripping, historical narrative of a serial killer, an environmental disaster, and an iconic city struggling to regain its footing.London was still recovering from the devastation of World War II when another disaster hit: for five long days in December 1952, a killer smog held the ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • A Spy Alone

    For fans of Damascus Station and Slow Horses

    'Five stars. One of the best books I've read in a very, very long time' James O'Brien, LBC'This is first class' The Times'A highly accomplished novel from a new writer of great promise' Financial Times'What this novel shows is how powerful a book can be when the writer looks the country straight in the face and writes about what they see. Le Carré used to be very good at doing that... Now C... ... Read more

    $5.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Misbelief

    What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things

    Named a Best Science Book for 2023“In this thoughtful, moving, and well-written book, Dan Ariely narrates his personal and professional journey to understand the world of misbelievers and conspiracy theories, and offers insights and tips that will hopefully help all of us protect our fragile social fabric from being torn apart by disinformation and distrust.”—Yuval Harari, bestselling author of ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Icepick Surgeon

    Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science

    by Sam Kean ...
    From a New York Times bestselling author comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, "a fascinating book [that] deserves a wide audience" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn’t ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Attack from Within

    How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America

    **An urgent, comprehensive explanation of the ways disinformation is impacting democracy, and practical solutions that can be pursued to strengthen the public, media, and truth-based politicsMSNBC's legal expert breaks down the ways disinformation has become a tool to drive voters to extremes, disempower our legal structures, and consolidate power in the hands of the few."One of the most acute ... Read more

    $20.99 CAD

  • Hidden Figures

    The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

    The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $1.99 CAD