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Evil in the House by Elbur Ford
Guava Moon Revenge: An Alex Rutledge Novel
Tom Corcoran - 2018
A long-awaited vacation in Grand Cayman ends too soon for Rutledge and Detective Beth Watkins when Beth learns that someone has killed her houseguest, Elaine Ogilvy. They return quickly to Key West and, from the moment of their arrival, events suggest they might be in danger as well. A photographer who prefers ad agency and magazine jobs, Alex has no training in police work. Still, he often gets drawn into Florida Keys investigations. Monroe County Sheriff, Fred Chicken Neck Liska, has Alex’s back (usually), and The Aristocrats—off-kilter private eyes Dubbie Tanner and Wiley Fecko—provide off-the-books surveillance, background checks and info gathering. Everyone knows that success is not guaranteed. The victim’s father, Parke Ogilvy, whom Watkins knew long ago, comes to the island and offers the names of the ex-lovers of his daughter, one of whom could be in the Florida Keys. DNA crime evidence, a second murder, threats against friends and, for Alex, a solid link to events in the past boost the peril. Even with law enforcement at full force, Rutledge senses that only his actions will lead to a crime solution.
Black and White
Dawn Lee McKenna - 2019
July, 1973. Secretariat has just won the Triple Crown; "Shambala" is dominating AM radio; and Jennifer Sheehan has come home to Dismal, FL to reclaim her life and find out who murdered her family. Eleven years ago, a racially-charged, deadly attack forever changed the lives of Jennifer's carefree group of high-school friends. Soon after, her mother, a Civil Rights activist, was strangled to death in her car. Police knew the crimes were connected, but they remain unsolved. Now, with a new job as Dismal's first female police officer, Jennifer must confront the life she left behind when she fled her hometown: the best friend who was injured in the attack, the boyfriend whose heart she broke, and the mystery that has haunted her for eleven years. Now the three childhood friends struggle to connect as adults, and Jennifer looks for answers to the violence that defines her past--with the reluctant help of the man who was supposed to have been her future. But there are some people who wish Jennifer had never come home. And at least one of them is willing to kill her for it. *Actual page count of 288pgs will not be reflected until Amazon syncs the paperback and ebook editions* The Dismal, FL Suspense series is clean (though not Christian)character-driven, romantic suspense, rich in small-town Florida atmosphere, the nostalgic details of life in the early Seventies, and the dry humor for which McKenna's books are known.
Rebellion. The Complete Series.
M.R. Forbes - 2019
Rebellion is more than another alien invasion story. It’s a story about family, love, loss, and redemption told from both the human and alien sides, and written with the action-packed pacing, unexpected twists, and relatable characters that have made M.R. Forbes one of the most popular sci-fi authors on Amazon. From Book One: When the aliens came, they came without warning. Their weapons were unstoppable, their defenses unbreakable. Our technology was inferior, our militaries overwhelmed. Only one starship escaped before civilization fell. Earth was lost. It was never forgotten. Fifty-two years have passed. A message from home has been received. The time to fight for what is ours has come. Welcome to the rebellion. Includes: Man of War Weapons of War Tides of War
The Little Book of Stress Relief
David B. Posen - 2003
In controlled doses, stress helps individuals to think faster and perform better, but left unchecked and unbalanced, it leads to fatigue, helplessness and a variety of unfortunate health complications.The Little Book of Stress Relief is a practical book that changes the fundamental thinking and habitual lifestyle choices contributing to heightened stress levels. There are helpful tips for making informed choices, adjusting how we think and taking the necessary steps to regain control.Organized in 52 short chapters -- one for each week of the year -- the book isolates specific causes of stress and provides detailed yet useful advice and tips for overcoming them. Easy-to-follow activities and exercises lead to the right amount of sleep, deal with procrastination and perfect the art of setting priorities.The Little Book of Stress Relief explains how small changes to relieve stress have a positive effect on quality of life.Of particular importance in high-pressure environments is advice for isolating other people's stress.
Framed (A Novella of Suspense)
James Scott Bell - 2018
He's out of jail and staying clean. When a car restoration job shows up, it's right in Jonathan's wheelhouse. This could be the first step in his dream of opening his own auto-body shop.A dream that is shattered when the job turns deadly.For Kris Boland, acting is what brought her to L.A. But when she rebuffs the sexual invitation of a top producer, her career begins to head south. Then her friend is arrested for a murder she is sure he did not commit. It's got to be a frame.Or does it?Somehow, Jonathan and Kris find each other in the deadly swirl, becoming the only hope each has of setting things straight before an innocent man is convicted ... or before a killer stops them both.
Pure Evil: Inside the Minds and Crimes of Britain’s Worst Criminals
Geoffrey Wansell - 2018
. . A fascinating exposé of the country's most violent murderers and their horrifying crimes, based on years of original research.Pure Evil takes a close look at the country's deadliest criminals, from those who horrified the nation to those less famous but equally brutal; they are all serving life sentences behind bars, but what made them do it? Delving deeper into the stories of lifers such as Jeremy Bamber, Joanna Dennehy and Ian Huntley, Pure Evil asks whether they are just that...or something more complex.In this shocking, chilling and powerful book Geoffrey Wansell exposes killers' motivations and remorse, but also seeks out an answer to the vital question: should life always mean life?
A Love Divine
Alexandra Ripley - 1996
He is a mysterious figure about whom little is known. In the tradition of "The Robe" and "Ben Hur", Alexandra Ripley, the author who brought Margaret Mitchell's Scarlett O'Hara back to millions of readers worldwide, has written an extraordinary new epic depicting another unforgettable character. National ads/media.
From Mistress to Wifey
Erica Hilton - 2011
Jasmine was always overlooked for her brains and praised for her beauty until she met Nico, the educated hoodlum with a sexier, smarter, and even prettier wifey on his arm. His main chick, Mia, is a force to be reckoned with a quiet storm who will ride or die for the love of her life.Frustrated and caught between a fledgling video-vixen career and dysfunctional friends, Jasmine wants to be upgraded from Nico's mistress to his wifey. But Jasmine soon finds out that the glitz and glamour of huge diamonds and fancy cars come with an even heavier ransom drug deals and murder.Meanwhile, Mia's not willing to let go of her man so easily. She digs up dirt on Jasmine that can destroy her, but Mia can't even imagine what lengths Jasmine will go to, to keep her secret under wraps.
Uriel: The Inheritance
Aaron M. Patterson - 2014
I have not jumped on the whole "fallen angel" bandwagon, just as I didn't jump on all of the vampire stories that came out after Twilight. This is not your typical fallen angel story. It is one that has left me breathlessly waiting for the next one in the series. Hurry up please!!!" --Sandra Stiles BOOK DESCRIPTION: Uriel is a young adult paranormal story about an angel who is running from her past and becomes entangled with the Brotherhood. She gives birth to a son in Arabia, 1250BC. He is the key to the survival of his kind but soon finds that sometimes good and evil are the same thing. In present day, Boise, Idaho Airel is back home after losing her best friend. Things are supposed to go back to normal but noting is going according to plan. Michael and Airel's love is tested once again and must prove to be real and unbreakable, or destroy them both. * * * With only one more book (Uriel: The Price) in the Airel Saga, this is the beginning of the epic conclusion to a series that I have enjoyed writing and I hope you have fallen in love with Airel and her world as much as I have. --Aaron * * * REVIEWS: "It takes rare talent for a man to write a novel from a male POV and have it published to great critical and commercial acclaim. But it takes a miracle for that same male, or in this case males, to write a novel from the POV of a teenage girl and have it turn out as incredibly as did the new StoneHouse YA by Aaron Patterson and Chris White, AIREL. From the first sentence, I felt compelled to dive into this young woman's story and just as importantly, I felt like I personally knew her, which means I laughed, stressed and cried right along with her. A beautifully written and crafted fiction about teenage innocence, faith, loss and love. A must read for teens and adults alike." --Vincent Zandri, International Bestselling Author of The Remains, The Innocent, and Concrete Pearl "I am happy to say that this novel is one of my favorites of its kind. I never thought I could read a novel like this and be so swept away! I am always willing to try new books, but I usually steer clear of this kind of novel. Not anymore! Not when I can be so engrossed into the character's story, like I was with the beautiful AIREL, that before I know, it's over. I kept turning the pages , wanting to, no-NEEDING, to know what was going to happen next." --Molly Edwards, Willow Spring, NC Uriel: The Inheritance is for readers who enjoy teen & young adult historical fiction medieval, teen & young adult romance, paranormal & fantasy, paranormal romance, teen & young adult religion & spirituality, christian fantasy, christian fiction, teen & young adult love & romance, christian literature & fiction, angels, demons, immortals, fallen angels, small towns, good vs evil. Aaron Patterson is a USA Today bestselling author of the thrilling hard-boiled Mark Appleton series, (1)SWEET DREAMS, (2)DREAM ON and (3)IN YOUR DREAMS and also the Sarah Steele Series, BREAKING STEELE, TWISTING STEELE and MELTING STEELE. * * * AIREL, The Awakening (Book 1: Part 1 in the Airel Saga) AIREL, The Discovering (Book 2: Parts 2-4 in the Airel Saga) MICHAEL, The Curse (Book 3: Parts 5-6 in the Airel Saga) MICHAEL, The Mark (Book 4: Parts 7-8 in the Airel Saga) URIEL, The Inheritance (Book
Norah Lofts - 1947
Evert Haan, grown wealthy on black-market trading, sent to Holland for Annabet. When she arrived racked by rheumatic fever, he ordered her killed. But Annabet lived to recover her health and beauty and to find a dangerous love with an Englishman.
Joan Collins - 1900
Taking readers on a breathtaking journey from the music halls of World War I London to the glitz of Broadway and from Hollywood in its heyday right up to the present, Star Quality is a gripping tale of ambition, betrayal, sex, and survival. Joan Collins is a legendary woman with stardom in her genes, and with Star Quality she'll enchant readers nationwide with this engrossing and thrilling page-turner.
Robert Rodi - 2002
Told entirely through interviews, e-mails, fan magazine puff pieces, film reviews, shooting scripts, greeting cards, extortion notes, and court depositions, this is a hilarious account of the on-again, off-again career of Viola Chute, the B-grade sex symbol who slept her way to the middle-and slid downward from there. After making a big comeback on a nighttime soap, Viola decides it's time to pen her memoirs. But when E. Manfred Harry, her ghostwriter, turns up some serious dirt, the bitch goddess fires him. The ever-resourceful Harry turns the book into an unauthorized tell-all biography, and Viola's star once again begins its descent... Will she be asked back for a second season? Will she make Celebrity Magazine's "Best-Dressed" list again this year? Will her agent ever return her calls? Praise for Robert Rodi: "Rodi whips action around faster than Julia Child working up a souffle." (The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel) "Irrestibly funny!" (Quentin Crisp)
The Duchess of Windsor
Michael Bloch - 1997
How was it that the most eligible bachelor in the world fell in love with this unknown American woman, who was not generally considered beautiful? What was the nature of their relationship? Was she responsible for the Abdication? Many questions remain unanswered. Why did her birth go unrecorded? What were the qualities which so infatuated the Prince of Wales? Why did she never have children? Michael Bloch, who spent ten years as Maitre Blum's assistant is the ideal person to provide this biographical reassessment. In it he dispels much of the mystery that has surrounded her, and paints a vivid portrait of a courageous, glamorous and unusual individual - perhaps in some ways not a woman at all.