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"A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered on a disused railway line near his home. He has 5,000 euros in his pocket, yet in the four years since his dismissal has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence. There are many suspects, mostly at the college where he used to teach, but Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, much to the chagrin of his boss, soon becomes fixated on Lady Veronica Chalmers, who appears to have links with the victim going back to the early 1970s at the University of Essex, then a hotbed of political activism. Banks suspects that Lady Chalmers is not telling the whole truth, and after he pushes his inquiries a bit too far, he is called on the carpet and warned to lay off. He must continue to conduct his investigation surreptitiously. When the breakthroughs come, they are not the ones that Banks and his team expected, and everything turns in a different direction and moves into very high gear"-- Provided by publisher.
Callahan Garrity has her hands full trying to expand her cleaning business. So she's reluctant to take on a client in need of detective services, especially when that client is the most notorious woman in Atlanta. Whitney Albright Dobbs is a wealthy socialite who, while under the influence, killed a young black girl in a hit and run. Callahan is not keen on tracking down Whitney's soon-to-be ex-husband's assets. But it only takes a glance to see that more than Whitney's alimony is at stake.
When she was a cop, Callahan Garrity trusted no one more than her partner, Bucky Deavers. Callahan gets a shock when she learns that Bucky was shot in a liquor store on his way home from a party. Callahan turns on all her skills to find the culprit and discovers accusations that Bucky might be working as an accomplice in a string of robberies. With her friend's life and reputation on the line, Callahan, her mom, Edna, and her House Mouse employees use their unorthodox methods to get answers
"It's deja vu, with a big twist. Three summers after the biggest man-made environmental disaster in history, millions of gallons of oil are again spewing from a hole in the ocean floor. But this rig explosion was in Cuban waters, just 50 miles away from Florida, and the situation is complex. The consortium doing the work is state-owned Venezuelan, Chinese and Russian, controlled by a mineral lease from the Cuban government. And the Cubans not only refuse assistance from the U.S., they also vow to fire on "hostile" American vessels that enter Cuban waters. Enter Jack Swyteck, who's honeymooning with his new wife Andie in the lower Keys. As an ominous black slick appears in the water, CIA agent Andie is called back to an undercover assignment. So Jack heads to Key West to see his buddy Theo Knight. There Jack is transformed from bystander to player in the unfolding oil catastrophe when he takes on a client whose husband was on the rig that blew up. She wants Jack to file a wrongful death in U.S. court. Taking on this unimaginably complicated case pitches Jack into a dangerous world, only to find that his case and Andie's assignment may be lethally connected"-- Provided by publisher.
"No woman on the trek to Texas was more mysterious than Lydia Langston. No man was more stubborn than Ross Coleman...and both were running from the past. Lydia had vowed no man would ever take away her pride, while Ross Coleman stayed true to his wife, who had died in childbirth, the woman who had given him his son. Yet Lydia and Ross would find themselves together, fighting the same enemy and the same dangerous emotions building inside them...unable to stop the events that would eventually pit a man's deadly vengeance against the strength of a woman's love"--P. of cover.
"1890s Denver, Colorado, and Texas. Marty and Jake agreed to a marriage of convenience only. But when love starts to soften their hearts, will they come to a different arrangement?"--From publisher's description.
Sisters Nina and Averil Wentworth deal with life and love--and their tenuous relationship with each other--on Blackberry Island.
Ex-covert-ops soldier Paul Janson and his sharpshooting partner, Jessica Kincaid, set out to rescue the wife of an oil executive who has been kidnapped by Somali pirates.
"Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares ... or worse"-- Provided by publisher.
Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time. And as he confesses, peeling back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves.
When her wedding to local businessman Grady Coleman is shattered by scandal, fiercely independent, passionate Banner Coleman is driven by the distress into the arms of Jake Langston, foreman of the River Bend Ranch.
Accepting help from handsome playboy Deke Sargent during a power failure only to realize she has fallen for him, Laney McLeod fears her feelings are one-sided and avoids pursuing the relationship.
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Together they'll go undercover to swindle and catch the world's most wanted and untouchable criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar and against the clock to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove's elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate's dad.
As dark truths from the past reveal themselves, two middle-aged women must learn to forgive -- for the sake of their children and themselves.
Carruthers, a member of the British Foreign Office, accepts an invitation to go sailing with his friend Davies. The reason given for the outing was to go duck hunting, but Davies actually wants to enlist Carruthers aid in solving a mystery. Davies recently encountered a German yacht which almost caused him to be stranded and shipwrecked. Together the two amateur sleuths uncover a German plot to invade England by landing in Lincolnshire.
The Van Ripper women have been the talk of Tarrytown, New York, for centuries. Some say they're angels; some say they're crooks. In their tumbledown "Stitchery," not far from the stomping grounds of the legendary Headless Horseman, the Van Ripper sisters -- Aubrey, Bitty, and Meggie -- are said to knit people's most ardent wishes into beautiful scarves and mittens, granting them health, success, or even a blossoming romance. But for the magic to work, sacrifices must be made -- and no one knows that better than the Van Rippers.
Follows ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.