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Torn by God:
A Family's Struggle with Polygamy
by Zoe Murdock

 

Zoe Murdock's riveting family saga takes place in 1959 in a small Mormon town in Utah. It chronicles the devastation brought upon the Sterling family when the father has a vision which leads him to become involved with a local polygamist group run by a self-serving fundamentalist. The father comes to believe that the Mormon Church never should have rescinded polygamy. Even though the practice is now against the law and grounds for excommunication, he feels it is something God demands of him. Twelve-year-old Beth watches helplessly as her mother sinks into depression and illness. When her father leaves town to build a church for the polygamists, the family is cast off by the Mormon community and it is up to Beth to take care of her sick mother and her little brother. The story delves deep into the controversial association between mainstream Mormons and fundamentalist off-shoot groups such as those led by Warren Jeffs. It explores the power of indoctrination and religious control. It is a story inspired by true events.


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The Case of the Swallowed Clues
A Drew Steele IV Murder Mystery
by Errol Edock

 
This is the first of a series of current-day murder mysteries featuring LA detective Drew Steele IV (the great great grandson of the famous Civil-War era detective).

In this novel, Steele is recovering from life-threatening injuries he suffered from an al-Qaeda IED explosion while he was working as a private contractor for "The Company" in Iraq. His legs were severely damaged and the doctors were forced to remove his left foot to save his life. They said he'd never walk again, but with the help of a high-tech prosthetic foot, he proved them wrong. Although he walks with a limp, don't call him a cripple; he's still one of the most sought-after and successful detectives in LA.

Steele is working on a new case that starts out as a typical missing-person search for a walk-away Las Vegas casino boss. But the case turns strange and dangerous when the missing man turns up dead with a startling warning message burned into his forehead. When the autopsy finds a grisly surprise in the dead man's stomach, Steele suspects it was put there to suggest the murder is connected to the international drug trade and a mysterious LA criminal hideout that the police are not allowed to go into. But who are the clues intended for?

This novel has surprises at every turn: suspects who end up dead, a killer who is both smart and ruthless (but is kind to his aging mother), an amazing white-knuckled car chase and shootout through LA traffic, and a beautiful woman who seems willing to go beyond being merely helpful, but may know more about the murders than she is saying.

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The Case of the Lost Land Grant
A Drew Steele Murder Mystery
by Errol Edock

 

This murder mystery is set in the American West during the traumatic post- Civil War period. It begins when San Francisco detective Drew Steele is hired by newspaperman John Rudd to go to the Arizona territory to try to find a long-lost Spanish land grant that is rumored to cover the entire Arizona territory. What at first seems like a routine investigation, turns out to be an adventure that threatens to cost Steele his life. He confronts hired killers, marauding Indians, and a beautiful young woman who is unwilling to take no for an answer.

This fast-paced story has more twists and turns than a runaway river in flood stage: a mysterious Chinese whore house at the edge of town that nobody will admit ever visiting, a treasure map that is supposed to lead to gold but actually leads only to a deadly trap, and a famous Apache warrior who is feared by everyone, but who may be Steele's only hope.

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The Case of the Renegade Confederates
A Drew Steele Murder Mystery
by Errol Edock

 
This murder mystery is set in the American West during the traumatic post-Civil War period. The story begins when Edward Kane, the owner of San Francisco's largest newspaper, is taken hostage by a renegade Confederate General in retaliation for the post-Civil War trials of Confederate officers (many of the clues in this story are based on actual Civil War events). San Francisco detective Drew Steele is hired to get Kane back. Steele goes across the border into Mexico to negotiate an exchange of prisoners, but the situation is complicated when Kane's beautiful, but troublesome, daughter is also captured. Steele learns the General has put together an army of seasoned Confederate soldiers, and with the help of a mysterious Mexican militia group, he plans to continue the Civil War as a guerrilla war.

This novel has it all: gun fights, Indian attacks, warfare, and a beautiful girl in grave danger who can be saved only if Steele can outwit one of the Confederacy's most brilliant Generals.

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Drew Steele Three Novels Special

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Harp's Song
A Harp (and his mother) Mystery
by AAron Aachen

 
This is a current-day murder mystery featuring a likable young man known only as Harp. Harp, who lives under the Santa Monica pier, wakes up one morning to find a dead body lying nearby on the beach. He soon becomes the prime suspect and the only way he can prove his innocence is to find the real killer. He begins his "investigation" by questioning the Venice Beach street performers such as Bailey the Balancing Man, Adelle the Sidewalk Artist, and Cedric the Chain-Saw Juggler.

Oh, did I mention Harp is "assisted" in his investigation by his long-dead mother who still lives on in his head. Whether Harp likes it or not, his mother is always there in his mind, always demanding, always chiding, always criticizing, but also often providing him with useful advice about how to solve the murder mystery. Her frequent apocryphal Biblical quotations and references to the most horrific of Grimm's fairy tales (that were Harp's only education), weave a subplot of impulsion and obsession that systematically guides us toward the (double) surprise ending.

This delightful novel is populated by an amazing variety of strange and interesting Venice Beach characters who "help" Harp solve the mystery. They include, Shoeless Joe, a big, lovable, child-like black man who takes good care of the tops of his shoes, but doesn't know he's completely worn away the bottoms by his incessant pacing, the Blind Shrimp who pretends to be blind, but never misses a stray coin lying on the sidewalk or a chance for personal gain, the Merry-Go-Round Girl, a rough, sexually-curious country girl recently come to the big city who sees only Harp's gentleness, Leon the South Mountain Indian, a former LA gang member who is trying to run away from the violence of his childhood, Speel the Sayer, a gay woman who pretends to be a male and only speaks in cliches, and The Ghost who never leaves his boarded-up stall in the men's rest room, but seems to know everything that goes on outside.

This book is a must-read for anyone who likes murder mysteries, Grimm's fairy tales, or the kind of crazy characters who inhabit Venice Beach. For a limited time, this book can be purchased for only $4.85.

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Downloadable How-to Books

Our downloadable how-to books can be read on-screen, or they can be printed out using your own computer and printer. We currently have five how-to books available for download. They are described below.



DOS the Easy Way
A Complete Guide to Microsoft's MS-DOS
by Everett Murdock, PhD

 

This is the latest version of Dr. Murdock's best selling book, DOS the Easy Way. It includes complete information about using all versions of Microsoft's Disk Operating system (DOS), including the versions of DOS provided with Windows XP & VISTA. The book uses a tryout approach, with tryout examples for each topic.

The book shows you how to configure your computer system using DOS, and it includes information about directory structure, file naming, DOS format notation, and DOS file-management techniques. It also provides extensive information on creating and using batch files (including the AUTOEXEC Batch File and other system-management batch files). It provides many basic and advanced batch file examples and shows you how to make practical use of them on your computer. The book also includes a special section on DOS error messages and shows you how to deal with computer problems using DOS.

Published in print form since 1988, there are now more than one million copies of this book in print. It is currently used as a textbook at a number of colleges and universities.

This downloadable book can be read by any word processing program such as Microsoft Word, Word for Windows, Office, Works, Word Perfect, etc. The book has been completely redesigned and desktop published to make it easy to read on screen or print out in an attractive, easy-to-read format. DOS the Easy Way is now only available in electronic, downloadable form from this site. Only $8.75. (DOS the Easy Way can also be purchased as part of the EasyWay three book special - only $19.95.)

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Windows the Easy Way
A Complete Guide to Microsoft Windows
by Everett Murdock, PhD

 

This latest version of Windows the Easy Way includes information about using all versions of Microsoft Windows, up to and including Windows XP. Published in HTML format so you can read or print it using your internet browser, this book uses a question and answer approach to make learning and using Windows as easy as possible. The book includes (1) the EasyWindows Questions and Answers e-book, (2) the Windows Troubleshooting Guide, (3) the Windows XP Features e-manual, (4) the Windows XP Networking Guide, (5) the Error Messages e-manual (with error solutions), (6) the Using DOS with Windows e-manual, (7) the Using Batch Files e-manual, and (8) the Example Batch Files list.

This latest version of Windows the Easy Way is only available in downloadable electronic form from this site. Still only $8.75. (Windows the Easy Way can also be purchased as part of the EasyWay three book special - only $19.95.)

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Computers the Easy Way
A Complete Guide to Microsoft Windows
by Everett Murdock, PhD

 
This latest version of Computers the Easy Way is a complete text on using computers. It provides extensive information about the world of computers, software, and computerized devices. It includes information about computer hardware and software and how computers are used in today's homes, schools, and businesses. This downloadable version was written in HTML for easy onscreen reading and/or printing using only your internet (web) browser. Because it includes many internal links, it only takes one click to jump to definitions of terms or to explanatory sections in other chapters. Computers the Easy Way is for both beginners and experienced users: it provides simple explanations and many clear color pictures to illustrate computer concepts and techniques. It can be used in computer classes or by individual users at home or at the office. This book is currently used as a textbook at a number of colleges and universities. This downloadable version of the book includes an interactive index, the interactive ComputersEasy Questions and Answers list, an interactive Glossary of Computer Terms with links to the appropriate sections in the book, dozens and dozens of color pictures to show how computers work. This new version of Computers the Easy Way is only available as a downloadable book from this site. Only $8.75. (This book can also be purchased as part of the EasyWay three book special - only $19.95.)

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Three Book Special

Get all three of the Easy Way computer books described above, DOS the Easy Way, Windows the Easy Way, and Computers the Easy Way, for one low price, $19.95.

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dBase III+ the Easy Way
Learn and Use dBase
by Everett Murdock, PhD

 

dBASE III Plus has been around for many years, but it is still one of the most popular database programs on the market. dBASE the Easy Way by Dr. Everett Murdock is a fast-start, no-nonsense introduction to the basics of dBASE. The book's main approach is to introduce each of dBASE's features and options and then provide a tryout example. We have found that this is usually the fastest way to learn a new program. You can also use the book as a reference to dBASE's main features.

The book includes the following sections: introduction to the main concepts of databases in general and to dBASE III Plus in particular, learning how to use dBASE, dBASE's main features, with tryouts for each (includes a number of pictures illustrating the program's main options), planning and creating a database, database structures, database planning considerations (it also provides a tryout of starting and new database), displaying data (including using dBASE's LIST and DISPLAY options, printing and status options, sorting data, (includes a tryout of the INDEX option), and creating and printing reports, includes tryouts for creating label forms and other report forms).

This downloadable book can be read by any word processing program such as Microsoft Word, Word for Windows, Office, Works, Word Perfect, etc. The book has been completely redesigned and desktop published to make it easy to read on screen or print out in an attractive, easy-to-read format. Only $8.75.

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HyperCard the Easy Way
All Versions - Includes Hypertext
by Everett Murdock, PhD

 

The latest version of HyperCard the Easy Way by Dr. Everett Murdock is a complete text on using Apple's HyperCard and HyperTalk scripting on a Macintosh computer. It includes information and many pictures showing you how to create and use HyperCard stacks, cards, buttons, and fields. It uses a step-by-step tryout approach showing you how to create HyperCard objects and HyperTalk scripts. This downloadable version of the book was written in HTML for easy onscreen reading and/or printing using only your internet (web) browser. Because it includes many internal links, it only takes one click to jump to definitions of terms or to explanatory sections in other chapters.

HyperCard the Easy Way is for both beginners and experienced users: it provides simple explanations and many clear pictures to illustrate computer concepts and techniques.

It can be used in computer classes or by individual users at home or business. Each chapter of the book includes explanatory introductions to the chapter's terms and concepts. In addition, there is a set of study questions at the beginning of each chapter. Each chapter ends with a clear, concise summary of the concepts introduced in the chapter. The book is currently used as a textbook at a number of colleges and universities. The download is a compressed file containing the book and the HyperCard Examples stacks. Only $8.75.

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