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The Chinese Alchemist
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A client asks Lara McClintoch to buy an antique Chinese silver box containing a formula for immortality. After the box is stolen from a Beijing auction house, Lara follows a dangerous trail through the back alleys of modern China to find it. Despite its promise of life forever, the box keeps getting people killed. Lara fears she will be next unless she can uncover the secret behind the heist.
The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China's Penetration of the CIA
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage
Written with a novelist’s panache, this is the true story of the Chinese spy who penetrated the CIA, and for 30 years revealed America’s intelligence secrets to his masters in Beijing. Larry Chin, the CIA’s top Chinese linguist, was China’s top spy. “A successful cloak-and-dagger reenactment of the FBI sting that exposed a Chinese-American double agent in 1985, “ said Kirkus.
The Orkney Scroll
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,080. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Lara McClintoch’s professional pride is hurt when an antique cabinet she thought was genuine is deemed a fake. When the antique dealer who sold it for a million dollars is murdered and the money goes missing, Lara follows the forgery trail to Scotland’s Orkney Islands, once ruled by the Vikings. The place is pretty and the people kind, but Lara feels danger closing in on her.
The Swastika and the Maple leaf
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Fascism was not a mass movement in Canada in the 1930s, but it threatened the country’s health. In his review, Mordecai Richler wrote, “Dr. Betcherman has written a lively, readable history, the stronger for being detached and allowing the embarrassing facts to speak for themselves….It is strong , evocative stuff, a necessary reminder of how things were. I recommend it highly.”
The Moai Murders
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
How many people put a visit to remote and mysterious Easter Island on their life to-do list? Lara McClintoch and her best friend Moira share a yearning to hug one of those famous giant carved heads. But when they get to the island, someone is bumping off members of a strange congress gathered to study local culture. Who has murder on their bucket list? Lara races against time to stop the killing.
The Magyar Venus
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,250. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Roommates from college draw Lara McClintoch into an encounter with an old lover and the mystery surrounding a 25,000 year-old statue. To find if the antiquity is real or fake, Lara traces the path of a 19thC adventurer who is said to have found the statue in Hungary. Lara learns that digging up the past can be dangerous, whether it is someone else’s or your own.
The Thai Amulet
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,070. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Will Beauchamp closed his antique shop in Bangkok and disappeared, he left behind a family in Toronto and a lot of questions. When fellow antiques dealer Lara McClintoch tries to find him in Thailand, she faces suspicion and deceit. Did Will run away? Was he involved in corruption? Why was he fascinated by an old murder case? Now people he knew are under attack, but Lara keeps searching.
JFK, Oswald, Cuba, and the Mafia
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,210. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In his years of research on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, David Pratt, a respected scholar, noticed a gap in the literature: the absence of a work that simply presents the evidence and allows readers to judge. This book fills that gap by offering a timeline of firmly established evidence. No theories or conspiracies. But the evidence does not support the Warren Commission verdict.
The Etruscan Chimera
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In Rome, a reclusive billionaire businessman asks antiques dealer Lara McClintoch to find a rare Etruscan artifact for his collection. Lara likes the idea of visiting the beautiful hill towns of Tuscany on an expense account. But when strange men start following her, an eccentric collector dies suddenly, and a strange package turns up in her car, Lara feels evil closing in on her.
The African Quest
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is leading a group of tourists through the souks, mosques and ruins of Tunisia. When one member of the tour is found dead in the pool and another dies in a hotel fire, the police think accident; Lara thinks murder. Then there’s trouble in the harbor as two ships compete for marine treasure. Lara’s quest for justice climaxes in a harrowing race across the desert.
The Celtic Riddle
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The reading of a wealthy man’s will in Ireland sets off a murder spree and a treasure hunt, and antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is in the middle of the action. Lara’s friend Alex is one of the beneficiaries of the Will, and she is worried he may be on the murderer’s list. Following clues to a promised treasure in the Irish countryside may be the way to fortune – or death.
General Miranda's Wars: Turmoil and Revolt in Spanish America, 1750-1816
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
Before Simon Bolivar, there was Francisco de Miranda who plotted to free Spain’s colonies in South America. Roaming the world, he cajoled funds from the powerful, including Britain’s William Pitt and Russia’s Catherine the Great. But Miranda’s invasion of New Spain in 1806 was a painful fiasco. He died a prisoner in a Spanish dungeon and the way was now clear for Bolivar’s eventual triumph.
The Moche Warrior
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,230. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After winning a bidding war for a box of junk, just to spite her ex-husband, Lara McClintoch gets more than she bargained for. Suddenly, Lara’s antiques shop in Toronto is a target for burglary, arson and murder, causing her to realize the junk isn’t as worthless as she thought. Looking for answers, Lara follows the clues to Peru where things get worse before they get better.
The Maltese Goddess
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,910. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch expects a working holiday on the Mediterranean island of Malta will be a nice break from the Canadian winter–until she discovers a dead body stuffed inside an antique chest and another impaled on an ancient knight’s sword. Lara races to solve the murders in time to foil an assassination plot in this exciting thriller.
Below the Peacock Fan: First Ladies of the Raj
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
When the British ruled India, four Victorian women find themselves in a disturbing land, experiencing extremes of decadence amid crushing poverty. Emily Eden, Charlotte Canning, Edith Lytton and Mary Curzon followed husbands or a brother who were appointed Viceroys. In this compelling slice of colonial history we see how India marked them with its heat, mutinies and lascivious secrets.
Penelope's Way
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,330. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Penelope, age 70, searches for the meaning of life in the accreted layers of love, lust, guilt, family, pot luck suppers, and time and chaos theory. Her efforts may be destined to fail, but the journey is joyous. “This book is a great read: a compact narrative and a wide-ranging story… it ended far too soon,” wrote the Globe and Mail.
No Defense
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Library Journal describes the romantic mystery No Defense as a “powerful first novel.” At her father’s behest, and over her husband’s objections, LuAnn moves her husband and children home to Alabama. There she inadvertently spurs the investigation that leads to her father’s indictment. Family secrets, a taut story line, and a surprising ending combine to create a riveting courtroom drama.
Lily's Story
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 287,950. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Lily’s Story tells the tale of a remarkable pioneer woman, born in the backwoods of Ontario in 1840. Lily’s struggle to survive and grow and discover her place in the scheme of things is complicated by the travail of frontier living, and the impact of historical events themselves. Lily’s Story is part history and part fable, with historical personages and a bizarre gallery of local characters.
The Xibalba Murders
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Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lara McClintoch, antiquities expert, is summoned to Mexico to help a colleague decode an ancient Mayan mystery. But the theft of Mayan treasure and Lara’s discovery of a corpse on the museum roof make her a suspect of robbery and murder. Desperate to prove her innocence, Lara must unmask the killer and stop a tomb robber in the shadowy world of Xibalba, the Lords of Death.
Sex, Rock & History
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Rock’n’roll mirrors society’s changing attitudes about sex. The women who fainted at Little Richard and Elvis Presley concerts, Sid and Nancy’s troubled punk-rock relationship, and the Riot Grrrl movement transformed sexual mores. Renowned historian Edward Shorter explores the connection between sex and the music that defined 20th Century culture in this funny and incisive short account.
Things are Going to Slide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,790. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Winston Groom describes Things Are Going to Slide as “a gripping tale” that “beautifully renders the texture of Southern life.” In this compelling page-turner, heroine Marilee’s life quickly begins to spin out of control when her husband leaves her, her first love steals a promotion from under her nose, and her legal clinic must defend a teenager accused of killing her newborn. A must read.
The Whole Megillah: A Benny Cooperman Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,960. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Benny Cooperman, the most endearing private eye in literature, is sprung from small-town Grantham and working in Toronto. A dealer in rare books asks him to investigate the theft of an ancient Jewish manuscript. While Benny is immersed in the strange world of antique book collectors, his client turns up dead and the robbery isn't all it seems. A short mystery starring Canada’s great detective.
Reds Under the Bed: How Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions. This story is an important lesson in human rights, regardless of ideology.
For the Thinking Executive: 916 Quotations from Nobel Laureates
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,340. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
David Pratt scoured books, articles and speeches by 826 Nobel prize winners for distilled wisdom from the world’s acknowledged geniuses. Here, he has winnowed 916 quotations from his collection of 7500, for business executives to use in their own presentations.They range from scientists to literary giants: Einstein, Curie, Hemingway, Kissinger, Martin Luther King and more.
Sadomasochism and Ardent Love: An Historical Perspective
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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This short book by award-winning historian Edward Shorter explores the popular appeal of erotica and the allure of sadomasochism. Shorter, author of 'Written in the Flesh: A History of Desire chronicles the history of SM, a practice which is a recent addition to the tool kit of sexual pleasure and refutes the notion that it is about pain.
Shuttle
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,180. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Edwards Air Force Base: the giant Hypersonic Jet Yorktown with the Shuttle Columbia clasped to her back, climbs to the sky. Their pioneering mission: to launch the Shuttle into space from the edge of the atmosphere. Neither craft will reach its destination. One will never return. This dramatic bestselling novel of a space mission gone perilously wrong, first published in 1981, thrills again.
A Good Place to Come From
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Series: Morley Torgov Classics. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Winner of the Leacock Medal for Humor, this memoir captures life in a small northern town of Torgov’s youth in the heady era of the 20th C from the Depression to WWII. Here Jewish merchants, English lawyers, Scots bankers, Ukrainian domestics and a few Chinese struggle to make a living in a remote outpost. And it is here that a young man, yearning for a larger life, turns his comic gaze.
The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick
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Series: Morley Torgov Classics. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,190. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A classic is back! Max Glick, a small-town teenager with doting grandparents and helicopter parents, dreams of a career as a concert pianist. But his elders favor sensible professions like medicine, law or science. Help comes from his music teacher and a rabbi with ambitions to be a stand-up comic. Winner of the Leacock Medal for Humor, a Torgi Award, adapted for TV and an award winning film.
Stickler and Me
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Series: Morley Torgov Classics. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,290. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Ben Marshall, 13, faces a summer of unpalatable choices: He can shuffle between his newly divorced parents, too distracted to notice him; or he can visit his grandfather Ira, a cranky, small-town lawyer, who is a stickler for rules. When Ira's wealthy client, Mrs. O'Hearn dies, instructing him in her will to "put down" her beloved dog, Ira rebels. With Ben as his accomplice, they go on the run.
Why Rock the Boat
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In a tale reminiscent of The Front Page, Harry Barnes, a young reporter joins the Daily Witness where the managing editor, Philip Butcher fires journalists while clamping down on real news. To amuse himself Harry writes hilarious Butcher stories, which inexplicably appear in the Witness. When he falls for Julia, a reporter who is hot for rebellion, Harry is tempted to rock the boat all the way.
The Commissar's Report
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,220. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this Cold War satire, Dimitri, a young Kremlin spy is secretly smitten by the sirens of capitalism. When he is assigned to the Soviet Consulate in New York City, he is thrilled. But his talent for making money on Wall Street creates problems with the Kremlin. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin, it is lauded as “a wonder of intense, cinematic storytelling” by the Wall Street Journal.
Undercover Agent; How One Honest Man Took on the Drug Mob...And Then the Mounties
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,190. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
It was North America’s biggest drug bust, worth $238 million. The man behind it was a small-town businessman who fooled the Miami drug barons who were setting up a pipeline into Canada. Leonard Mitchell worked undercover for the RCMP for 19 months because “it was the right thing to do.” He was successful but it earned him a lifetime run from the mob and he also had to take on the Mounties.
Ivory Joe
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,130. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
First published by Bantam Books and hailed by critics, this is the rollicking love story of Leo and Tina Klein in 1950s New York. He is a charming rogue with ties to the mob. She is a leftist activist and manager of “Ivory Joe” Coulter, a heart-busting black musician. Burke weaves a deft plot involving the attempted theft of one of Joe's songs, to give us a joyous tale of energy and soul.
The Riviera Set: From Queen Victoria to Princess Grace
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,200. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Picasso to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winston Churchill to sex kitten Brigitte Bardot. The glorious strip of Mediterranean beach stretching from Marseilles to Monaco still attracts writers, artists, film stars, and scoundrels. Betcherman's rich account will delight tourists and armchair travelers alike.
Dreaming in a Digital World
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,040. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Gen Varley, a PhD in computer science has ambitions for career and love. Virginal in the ways of office politics and the human heart, Gen is shocked by her boss's deceit, her boring boyfriend's secret life, and her affair with a married co-worker that reduces her to subtle stalker. Allies include a mentor who turns fairy godmother with surprising consequences. A delightful romp by a major writer.
The Failed Life of a Mormon Missionary
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,250. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A young man's hilarious quest for sex and God. In 1962, Jerry Wonder is a 19-year-old Mormon missionary who leaves South Dakota to save souls in New Zealand. But Elder Wonder is flawed. He is a compulsive masturbator, or in Mormon parlance, a "self-pollinator." Within its comic frame, the novel is revealing of the ways older men stifle and control young men.
Buckingham's Man: Balthazar Gerbier
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Balthazar Gerbier, an artist and architect, connoisseur and curator, secret agent and diplomat, a friend of Rubens and counsellor to kings, his life offers a window into dazzling 17th century England and Europe. Gerbier assembled the famous art collection for the Duke of Buckingham at London's York House. Lita-Rose Betcherman has written the definitive and long-awaited biography of Gerbier.
This Continent Called Love, Quotations from Nobel Prize Winners
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
500 quotations on love in all its forms from Nobel Laureates. Combining love with wisdom, it will delight readers of all ages. Perfect for speeches at weddings and anniversaries. Send it to sweethearts, mothers, brides, and even to your favorite cynics.


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