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Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London's fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she's completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates -- just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago. Their family and friends are horrified....
Violet Burton flees to New York City in an effort to earn enough money to pay her debts before returning to Virginia, where a banker who holds the mortage on her house is blackmailing her. When she reconnects with a childhood friend, she wonders if the home she seeks is right there in New York City.
Rodeo Killer is a tale of the smoldering and violent conflicts among New Mexico cattle ranchers, cattle buyers, and breeders of horses for the rodeo circuit. In Mission Creek, the Red River region of Texas is the background for the fiery tale of Ruel Starrett who, after struggling all his life to gain a foothold in ranching, takes the opportunity to purchase a half interest in the great Spade Ranch there.
Supervising an unrepentant alcoholic doctor who has been implicated in the death of a powerful Congressman, Dr. Lou Welcome uncovers a wealth of incriminating facts, including the doctor's alleged affair with the victim's wife, before stumbling on a high-level conspiracy that places Lou's life at risk.
"When Bobby Jones retrieves his wayward golf ball at the bottom of a cliff, he little expects to find a dying man. With his last breath, the man gasps, "Why didn't they ask Evans?" Intrigued by the question and the photograph of an attractive young woman he finds in the man's pocket, Bobby and his friend Frankie Derwent set out to solve the mystery."
Reclusive tycoon Sir Oswald Coote and his melancholy wife, Lady Coote, have hit upon the ideal plan to spice up their quiet lives. They'll host a lavish weekend party at Chimneys -- their isolated estate. But the festive mood is clouded by doom. A practical joke involving seven clocks and a sleeping guest has ended in death -- indeed, in cause for alarm.
From seat #9 on a flight from London to Paris, Hercule Poirot was perfectly positioned to observe his fellow passengers -- yet even he had no idea a murder had taken place during the serving of lunch.
Hoping for a more peaceful time after learning the tragic truth about her child's disappearance years earlier, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is entreated by desperate father Jim Doane to learn the truth about his missing son.
Tells the dramatic story of the titanic battle for Western Europe from D-Day to the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich.
Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan returns to investigate the disappearance of a mobster's daughter with ties to cases better left untouched.
Retired detective Hercule Poirot investigates the bizarre case of Sheila Webb, a typist-for-hire who arrives at a job to find a corpse surrounded by five clocks and no one there who knows anything about her being hired.
Despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life's infinite possibilities for change and happiness.
When Sookie learns the reason why Eric's vampires are keeping their distance from her, she is devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.
Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation. Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. For Spenser and Z, this simple favor to Henry will become the fight of their lives.
Embarking on a shared family life, Harry, Emma, Sebastian, and Jessica find their happiness challenged by Emma's brother's engagement to a fortune-seeker, Sebastian's hedonist pursuits, and a grudge-bearing enemy from the past who would destroy their careers.
After schoolteacher Jodi Winfield finds a little girl on the side of the road, she delves into the isolated community of the Lancaster Old Order Amish to find answers.
Carol Burnett presents a memoir about mothering her late daughter, Carrie Hamilton.
For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family's restaurant, where she watched as her father, who was also the chef,ruled with the strictness of a drill sergeant. At age twelve, Julie was initiated into the rite of the Sunday brunch, a weekly madhouse at her father's Milwaukee-based restaurant, where she and her eight older siblings before her did service in a situation of controlled chaos, learning the ropes of the family business and, more important, learning life lessons that would shape them for all the years to come. In her wry memoir, she looks back on those formative years, a time not just of growing up but, ultimately, of becoming a source of strength and support as the world her father knew began to change into a tougher, less welcoming place.
In May 1934, outside of Hugo, Oklahoma, a homeless man and his thirteen-year-old daughter are befriended by a charismatic drifter, newly released from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. The drifter, Clint Palmer, lures father and daughter to Texas, where the father, Dillard Garrett, mysteriously disappears, and where his daughter, Lucile, begins a one-year ordeal as Palmer's captive on a crime spree--culminating in the notorious Greenville, Texas, "skeleton murder" trial of 1935.
Venturing to a sprawling mansion in Cornwall--led by the ghost of Aunt Dimity--Emma Porter puts aside her broken heart to restore a once glorious chapel garden, where she overhears rumors about the near-death of a beautiful family cousin.
"Gideon Cross, as beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction, my every desire, mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work. It was too hard, too painful, except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity"--From publisher description.
Both Doc Ford and his friend Tomlinson have buried secrets. Now one of those secrets may be coming alive -- with a vengeance. While trying to solve one of Florida's most puzzling mysteries -- the sudden disappearance of five Navy planes one winter night in 1945 -- Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually Tomlinson? Whatever the answer, the liveaboards and fishing guides at Dinkin's Bay on Sanibel Island are becoming increasingly nervous -- and wary -- after a plane crash and other near-death incidents make it apparent that Ford and Tomlinson are dangerous companions.
"In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital in northern Hungary, two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for odds and ends to sell on the black market when they stumble upon something more valuable than they ever anticipated. The resulting chain of events threatens to blow apart the lives of a frightening number of people. A thousand miles away in Denmark, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg puts life and family on the line when she visits a group of sick Hungarian Gypsies living in a Copenhagen garage. What are they hiding and what is making them so sick? Nina is about to learn how high the stakes are among the desparate and the deadly"--From publisher description.