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Lynnette A. Murray-Gibson Author- The Magical Adventures of Clara the Cleaning Lady CLARA MEETS MR. TWIDDLES

      The Magical Adventures of Clara the Cleaning Lady CLARA MEETS MR. TWIDDLES

      by Lynnette A. Murray-Gibson

     Children will delight in the day of the life of cranky cat, Mr. Twiddles, and a noisy stranger, Clara the Cleaning Lady, who unexpectedly visits him. But, there’s something amazing about Clara, her Very Special Powers let her talk and listen to Mr. Twiddles!   Should Mr. Twiddles try to be her friend, or get her out of his cozy, quiet home for good?   This beautifully illustrated story will keep kids reading to find the conclusion of its silly, happy tale.

      Proceeds from this book, written by a real-life cleaning-woman-turned-author, will be donated to build schools for underprivileged children in Liberia.

      Clara Meets Mr. Twiddles: The Magical Adventures of Clara the Cleaning Lady the delightful story of a cleaning lady with very special powers and her new friend, a cranky, territorial cat, won first place in the children’s book category at the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival!!

      2009 Winner Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

       3rd Place Children’s Literature

ISBN: 978-1589851239
Price: $ 15.95
Publisher: Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications
Date Published: Summer 2009
Binding: Softbound

For more information and to order book go to http://www.fivestarpublications.com/mrtwiddles/

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JOHN LUCK, MD [John Raffensperger, MD] Author- DIAMONDS OF DEATH, a surgical thriller

      DIAMONDS OF DEATH

      by JOHN LUCK, MD [John Raffensperger, MD]

      Five Star Publications, Inc.

      POB 6698

      Chandler, AZ. 85246-6698

      ISBN 13 978 1 58985 100 9

      Diamonds of Death is a surgical thriller that pits Tom Slocum, a MASH surgeon, returned from the Korean War against Little Louie, a Mafia Hit Man.   Little Louie tries to double cross his Mafia boss, Big Tuna by stealing a fortune in diamonds.   It all goes bad when a gangster swallows the diamonds, is shot by the cops and is taken to the Cook County Hospital, [Chicago].   There, Tom Slocum, the night surgeon operates on the gun shot wound, but doesn’t find the diamonds.   Little Louie, the crooked cops and a local politiciian thinks he has them.   From then on, the surgeon, along with a good looking reporter run for their lives–but where to–Paris, the South Seas, or does Dr. Slcoum defend his reputation and his surgical career?

       REVIEWS;

      Ray Buck, “The Island Sun”-  “if read by the right person, Diamonds of Death could easily become a smash hit film”   In these 318 pages Raffensperger has it more than all.   The tentacles of the deadly Mafia underworld of Chicago, political corruption unmatched in any other U.S. city.   A wild car chase through downtown Chicago, sex, a deadly battle of boats on a storm tossed Lake Michigan,   Enough scenes of glood and guts and surgical narrative to make TV’s mecial dramas like Grey’s Anatomy come off pale by comparison.”

      Alex Axel, novelist and WWII historian- “This book is truly reminiscent of that 20th century masterpiece, Guys and Dolls, by Damon Runyon.–  The sensitive ear of the author is combined with an accomplished style that makes the reader become so deeply involved in the story that he or she tends to forget the writing process.”

      The author, John Luck, MD [John Raffensperger, MD] was a surgeon at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, a former Navy medical officer, a professor of surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago.   He has written numerous surgical textbooks, a history of the Cook County Hospital, a collection of medical short stories and his latest novel, “The Doctors Apprentice”, an 1871 medical-historical adventure.

      John Raffensperger, MD 4771 Tradewinds, Sanibel, Fl 33957

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