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While examining a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan finds herself in the center of a human trafficking conspiracy when she investigates the murder of a teenage girl.
"A captivating full-length book derived from a widely read and much beloved New Yorker piece about Wickenden's grandmother and her grandmother's best friend who left their affluent East Coast lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916"-- Provided by publisher.
Lorca spends her life poring over cookbooks, making croissants and chocolat chaud, seeking out rare ingredients, all to earn the love of her distracted chef of a mother, who is now packing her off to boarding school. In one last effort to prove herself indispensable, Lorca resolves to track down the recipe for her mother's ideal meal, an obscure Middle Eastern dish called masgouf. Victoria, grappling with her husband's death, has been dreaming of the daughter they gave up forty years ago. An Iraqi Jewish immigrant who used to run a restaurant, she starts teaching cooking lessons; Lorca signs up. Together, they cook, but they also begin to suspect they are connected by more than their love of food. Soon, though, they must reckon with the past, the future, and the truth--whatever it might be.
Texas. They took the most contrary bunch of frontiersmen, ranchers, farmers, cowpokes, shiftless no-accounts, shootists, rascals, and politicians, jumbled them together, and somehow formed a state. They called it Texas, but for defenseless women and children, it was hell. Texas Rangers. Although they were outnumbered a thousand to one, the Texas Rangers fought a holding action against the complete breakdown of law and order, often paying for peace with their lives. But one county held out against attack after attack, a place so mean that a saint would have turned bad. Into this valley of death rode Ranger Vaughn Steel, hungering for revenge, thirsting for justice, and determined to wipe out the rustlers of Pecos County.
The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts form what seems likely to be a lifelong friendship. Decades later the bond remains, but so much else has changed. The creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel one through life at age thirty, and in adulthood not everyone can sustain what seemed to be their adolescent specialness. Jules Handler, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. But her two best friends, now married to each other, become shockingly successful - true to their initial artistic dreams.
When a series of dreams take him back to his days in Vietnam, reminding him of people and events he hasn't thought about in years, J. P. Beaumont, recovering from knee replacement surgery, is plunged into one of the most mindblowing mysteries he has everfaced.
Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory must solve a deadly mystery in Eldorado Springs that has been brewing for more than a decade and revisit the cruel ethical dilemma that turned his life upside down as a young psychologist.
After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of an elderly widower becomes entwined with that of a young college student and the cowboy she loves.
When Nathaniel Hapgood headed West in 1873 to stake a homestead claim in the Arizona Territory, he wagered it would take backbreaking labor to carve out a living -- nothing his Yankee know-how couldn't handle. But nothing in his New England upbringing prepared Nathaniel for Don Ignacio Olivera, who flew the Mexican flag over his hacienda and had his own private army to protect the vast lands his family had held for over one hundred years.
A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why. Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.
"Kinsey investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths: the first of a local, shady PI, the second a John Doe on the beach." --Provided by publisher.
When Chantel Panetta's younger sisters falls in love with Orlando Calarco, Chantel attempts to aid the young couple even though the Panettas and Calarcos have been sworn enemies for decades. Chantel then has a run-in with Dante, Orlando's older brother, and she can't deny the attraction. Then a tragedy occurs at the mine and there seems to be no hope for resolving differences in this 1880's iron-mining community.
Growing up poor and largely abandoned on the streets of 1920s Chicago Anna Finnegan has struggled her entire life, until a talent manager discovered her and brought her into the world of theater. Now, years later, she's about to start shooting her first movie. Arriving on location in Redstone, Texas, in 1932, Anna steps off the train and collides with Dalton Barnes. He's lived in Redstone all his life and hates how the big-city out-of-towners are gawking at the small-town locals like him. It doesn't take long, though, for Anna and Dalton to discover fireworks of a different sort between them. But the movie is plagued by one trouble after another, including a fire that destroys an elaborate set and costumes ruined by huge splashes of paint. Who is sabotaging the film and why? To what lengths will they go? When Anna finds herself threatened, how will she and the love blossoming between her and Dalton survive?
A Southern town is shocked when a 10-year-old black girl is raped by two white men--until the girl's father takes the law into his own hands
Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing.....or else. At first Sid ignores these warnings, but as the intimidation tactics escalate -- and sid's own family comes under threat -- Sid realizes he must meet his enemy head-on.
Boothgate House has a sinister past. Once an asylum for the insane, serial killer Peter Brockmeister was sent there on his release from prison in 1978. Three years later, it closed, and Brockmeister died in mysterious circumstances. Soliciter Melanie Hawkes is investigating the suspicious events when her young daughter is kidnapped. Meanwhile, Boothgate House resident Lydia Brookes is burgled. And why is a paranormal researcher fascinated by the building's basement? As Joe uncovers the appalling truth, he faces an evil that threatens those closest to him, and puts his own life in jeopardy.
Katie Raber's journey of discovery continues after her mamm's marriage to Jesse Mast. Jesse's oldest daughter, Mabel, refuses to accept Katie, creating conflict at home. When a secret donor pays for an opportunity for Katie to travel with her Mennonite friends to Europe to explore the roots of the faith, she can't believe how much she is being blessed. But will she make sense of her world when it all comes crashing down in the aftermath of the worst betrayal she can imagine?
After inheriting a fixer-upper, newlywed Morrie Morgan returns to 1920s Butte, Montana, to fight a rival newspaper and help the miners working for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.
For the past ten years in the small Amish community of West Kootenai, Montana, Sarah Shelter has been passed over by the young Amish men that arrive there each year, until she meets Jathan Schrock.
While vacationing in Mexico, Sam and Remi Fargo discover a skeleton with an ancient Mayan book, full of secrets and information so powerful, many people who do anything to possess it.
"Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try"-- Provided by original publisher.
Judes life has been turned upside-down thanks her new man, Piers Targett, who's keen to get her involved in his hobby or obsession of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation. Meanwhile, Judes neighbour Carole is trying to identify the human remains known locally as the Lady in the Lake. As the two investigations become intertwined, Carole and Judes efforts to find the truth lead to more murders.
Anticipating his retirement from the Key West Police, Andrew Yancy tackles a murder case involving a human arm in his freezer, an investigation that pits him against a twitchy widow, a clueless real estate developer and a voodoo witch with a string of hapless lovers.
With his father's rodeo legacy to continue and a prosperous spread to run, Walker Parrish has no time to dwell on wrecked relationships. But country-western sweetheart Casey Elder is out of the spotlight and back in Parable, Montana. And Walker can't ignore that his "act now, think later" passion for Casey has had consequences. Two teenage consequences! Keeping her children's paternity under wraps has always been part of Casey's plan to give them normal, uncomplicated lives. Now the best way to hold her family together seems to be to let Walker be a part of it--as her husband of convenience. Or will some secrets--like Casey's desire to be the rancher's wife in every way--unravel, with unforeseen results?