Harbour Street (the Vera Stanhope series) and Thin Air
(the Shetland series) are both out now.
INTO THIN AIR
is an intriguing military police romantic mystery in which readers know Kelsey witnessed a murder, but Julian firmly believes she banged her head and imagined the whole thing.
When people read that chronic gambling is costing the government $80 billion a year, there is a part of them that says, "I think they pulled that number out of thin air
But before the sweat vanishes into thin air
, pigments turn the clear liquid a bright red.
The high altitude mean the ball travels much further through the thin air
when kicked and matches can open up as a result, so points quotes in the mid-50s are no surprise.
Making up stuff from thin air
certainly requires talent and originality.
How to turn a penny into a radio, make a flood alarm with an aspirin, change milk into plastic, extract water and electricity from thin air
, turn on a TV with your ring, and other amazing feats," the cover boasts, making this as irresistible to readers as the popular Worst-Case Scenarios series.
In their view, government should be able to "help" religion and the wall of separation between church and state should be replaced with thin air
So the spy plane needed to fly at about 70,000 feet: an altitude at which cameras rarely work, human blood evaporates, a lack of oxygen reduces engine thrust, and the thin air
makes it harder to fly.
The well doesn't hold a lot of water and will require periodic refilling, but it's worth it: flowers, such as daylilies, hydrangeas, and rhododendrons, appear to float in thin air
In the village, the singing of the villagers as they collect their harvest is delicately carried on the thin air
, and at dawn the monks blow long ancient horns to fill the valley with powerful low resonance.
In "A Letter to President Eisenhower," he builds on the Czech expression for "made-up" stories, which doesn't translate well to English ("sucked from one's finger"), by describing the character's essay as "made up out of thin air