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The Poisoned Pawn

by Peggy Blair

Detective Mike Ellis returns to Ottawa from Cuba to find he's the main suspect in his wife's unexplained and unexpected death. Meanwhile, Inspector Ramirez, head of the Havana Major Crimes Unit, is dispatched to Canada's capital to take custody of a priest found with a laptop full of disturbing pictures of Cuban children. While Ramirez is abroad, other women suddenly start dying in Havana. Powerless to assist pathologist Hector Apiro find out why, Ramirez focuses on untangling a web of deceit and depravity that extends all the way from the corridors of power in Ottawa to the Vatican. As he does, he not only uncovers the truth about Mike Ellis, but discovers who, or what, is killing Cuban women. The Poisoned Pawn is the gripping, fast-paced sequel to the award-winning, critically acclaimed mystery The Beggar's Opera. Evoking the crumbling beauty of Old Havana and featuring Inspector Ramirez, a man haunted by the victims of his unsolved cases, it's perfect for fans of Donna Leon and Martin Cruz Smith who love exotic settings and unforgettable characters.

The Poisoned Pawn

by Peggy Blair

The gripping, fast-paced sequel to the critically acclaimed The Beggar’s Opera Detective Mike Ellis returns home after he is cleared in the death of a young boy while on vacation in Cuba, only to discover that his estranged wife, Hilary, is dead, and that he’s the main suspect. Meanwhile, Inspector Ramirez, head of the Havana Major Crimes Unit, is dispatched to Ottawa to take custody of a Cuban priest apprehended by authorities while in possession of a laptop full of child pornography. Ramirez will uncover a web of deceit and depravity that extends from the corridors of power in Ottawa to the hallowed halls of the Vatican#151;and back again.

Poisoned Palms: The Murder of Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford

by Dorothea N. Buckingham

Set in 1905 at The Palms Hotel in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Poisoned Palms tells the story of the death of Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford, the Mother of Stanford University. <P><P>Was the claim of death by natural causes a cover-up? The page-turning story weaves the startling true facts of this infamous mystery into a gripping tale of fiction that will keep you guessing until the end.

Poisoned Pages (A Booktown Mystery #12)

by Lorna Barrett

Mystery bookstore owner Tricia Miles learns that nothing kills a good party like a murder in the latest entry in the New York Times bestselling Booktown Mysteries.Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, throws a housewarming cocktail party in her new apartment and has cooked all the food by herself--quite a feat for someone who previously couldn't boil water. Then one of her guests is poisoned and dies. Tricia's left to wonder if her cooking is to blame or if there's something much more sinister at play. Either way, Tricia's once again in hot water with her ex-lover, Chief Baker.Meanwhile the charming town of Stoneham is being disrupted by a vandalism crime wave. It's the hot topic in the race for Chamber of Commerce president which sees Tricia pitted against two bitter rivals. With all that's going on can she find the killer before she's the next item on the menu?

A Poisoned Mind (A Trish Maguire Mystery)

by Natasha Cooper

Trish can't understand how Antony can defend a corrupt company. So when Antony is nearly killed, Trish is faced with a dilemma: To take over, or threaten her career by refusing to appear in court

A Poisoned Legacy

by Margaret Blake

Is someone trying to kill Belinda? There seems to be too many strange happenings but if so, whom can she trust? Could Jesse Crane be behind it or, as unlikely as it seems, the charismatic preacher Carl Nash? Slowly secrets are uncovered; the legacy is tainted, people are not what they seem and Belinda realizes she's being drawn into a web of deceit

Poisoned Kisses

by Stephanie Draven

Daughter of the war god Ares, Kyra had been born into darkness-a darkness she'd vowed to annihilate. Just as she'd destroy the notorious Greek arms dealer Marco Kaisiris for feeding the bloodlust she despised. She'd use her nymph's carnal powers to seduce him, then slay him. But Kyra wasn't prepared for Marco's secret weapon. For millennia Kyra had avoided mortal men, but she couldn't resist Marco's magnetism, his raw sexuality. Time and again his sculpted body took her to heights to which only the gods soared. That he was a shape-shifting hydra she could forgive, but not his one fatal flaw-his poisoned blood could kill her. Kyra had fallen for the only being who could destroy her.... Yet how could she spend eternity without him?

The Poisoned Island: A Novel

by Lloyd Shepherd

LONDON 1812: For forty years Britain has dreamed of the Pacific island of Tahiti, a dark paradise of bloody cults and beautiful natives. Now, decades after the first voyage of Captain Cook, a new ship returns to London from the Pacific, crammed with botanical specimens and laden also, it seems, with the mysteries of Tahiti. John Harriott, magistrate of the Thames river police, is asked to take a personal interest in the security of the ship and its cargo. So when, days after the Solander's arrival, some of its crew are found dead and their sea-chests ransacked - their throats slashed, faces frozen into terrible smiles - Harriot puts constable Charles Horton in charge of the investigation. But what connects the crewmen's dying dreams with the ambitions of the ship's principal backer, Sir Joseph Banks of the Royal Society? And how can Britain's new science possibly explain the strangeness of Tahiti's floral riches now growing at Kew? Horton must employ his singular methods to uncover a chain of conspiracy stretching all the way back to the foot of the great dead volcano Tahiti Nui, beneath the hungry eyes of ancient gods. From the author of the critically acclaimed THE ENGLISH MONSTER. ack flap: Author photo as per TEM paperback. Bio as follows: Lloyd Shepherd is a former journalist and digital producer who has worked for the Guardian, Channel 4, the BBC and Yahoo. He lives in South London with his family. He is the author of THE ENGLISH MONSTER, inspired by the real-life Ratcliffe Highway murders.

The Poisoned House

by Michael Ford

Life can be cruel for a servant girl in 1850s London. Fifteen-year-old Abi is a scullery maid in Greave Hall, an elegant but troubled household. The widowed master of the house is slowly slipping into madness, and the tyrannical housekeeper, Mrs. Cotton, punishes Abi without mercy. But there's something else going on in Greave Hall, too. An otherworldly presence is making itself known, and a deadly secret will reveal itself--a secret that will shatter everything Abi knows.

Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene

by Beatrice Gormley

This story begins with Mariamne, a vulnerable girl who knows little of the ways of the world. Much as she wants to be in control of her own destiny, she soon learns she has no such power. She must do as her father and brother see fit, and when tragedy strikes, Mari must marry a man she does not love and enter a household where she is not welcome, for the good of her family. But she finds a small way to comfort herself when she meets an Egyptian wisewoman who instructs her in the ways of the occult arts. In the spirit world, Mari finds she has power. Here, she really is in control of her fate. But is she? Or is the magic controllingher? This gripping portrait of one of the most misunderstood and controversial Biblical figures is the story of a young girl’s path through manipulation and possession, madness and healing, to a man who will change the world forever. From the Hardcover edition.

The Poisoned Crown

by Amanda Hemingway

Nathan Ward's unique ability to enter his dreams and parallel worlds has followed him into adolescence. With Nathan's growing maturity comes a deeper understanding of his mission; he must stop an insidious and pervasive evil. Queen Nefufar's dark power is growing. In the strange world Nathan visits, land is a distant memory, save for the rumored islands and melting ice caps. The queen's dream of extinguishing the lungbreathers, including man, and ruling over a watery kingdom of cold-blooded creatures is in reach. Meanwhile, in another dimension, on Earth, there are rumblings of doom. Nathan senses a shift in the atmosphere, and the wizard of the Cosmos broods over the imbalance. There is one chance for salvation: Nathan must capture the third Grail relic, a poisoned iron crown that Nefufar keeps locked beneath the ocean in a chamber of air. But how can a mere boy make his way millions of miles down into the boiling, watery depths and capture the crown from a ferocious seadragon?

Poisoned Cherries

by Quintin Jardine

When Oz Blackstone is offered a major role in a cop movie shooting in Edinburgh, he cannot resist taking centre stage. And Oz has had a brief liaison with Susie Gantry, a beautiful and self-possessed business woman, that is turning into something much more long term. It all looks like a bowl of cherries until ex-lover Alison Goodchild turns up asking for a favour. When he finds Alison's business partner murdered in her flat, Oz can't help but suspect he's been set up. And when he discovers a trail of intrigue leading to the cast of the star-studded movie in which he is performing, those cherries begin to taste very rancid indeed...

The Poisoned Chalice: Being the Second Journal of Sir Roger Shallot Concerning Wicked Conspiracies and Horrible Murders Perpetrated in the Reign of King Henry VIII

by Michael Clynes

In 1521, England is at peace under the magnificent Cardinal Wolsey, who rules the country while Henry VIII indulges himself in masques, banquets, and hunting, whether the quarry be fleet-footed deer or, even more deliciously, the silken-garbed ladies of the court. Suddenly, Richard Falconer, chief secretary of the English embassy in Paris, is found viciously murdered. Wolsey believes Falconer's death is connected to the unsettling rumor that a spy either in the English court or its embassy in Paris has been passing information to King Francis I of France. Wolsey quickly summons his nephew, Benjamin Daunbey, along with his young steward Roger Shallot, to investigate. Their only clue is the spy's code name: "Raphael." However, the king has secret instructions of his own to entrust to the pair before they journey to Paris. To satisfy the monarch they must retrieve a precious ring, the subject of a wager, and protect a mysterious book from falling into enemy hands. Their choices are simple: Success . . . or exile. A connoisseur of intrigue, the wily Roger Shallot recounts this thrilling adventure with appreciation of the corruption, deceit, and scandal of Tudor England. Born a commoner, he uses his quick wits - and nimble legs - to serve him well in a colorful, decidedly dangerous age. "--BOOK JACKET.

The Poisoned Chalice: Secrets, espionage and double agents in this gripping Tudor mystery (Tudor Mysteries, Book #2)

by Paul Doherty

Rodger and Benjamin are sent to Paris on a secret errand of state importance...Violent death, danger and treachery abound in The Poisoned Chalice, the second journal of the incorrigible Roger Shallot from acclaimed historical author, Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susannah Gregory. In 1521, England is at peace under the magnificent Cardinal Wolsey, who rules the country while Henry VIII spends his time in masques, banquets and hunting, whether it be the fleet-footed deer or the even more delicious quarry of the silken-garbed ladies of the court.But Richard Falconer, chief secretary of the English embassy in Paris, has been found mysteriously murdered. Wolsey believes that Falconer's death is connected with the disturbing news that there is a spy in the English court, or in its embassy in Paris, passing information to King Francis I of France. He summons his nephew, Benjamin Daunbey, and the wayward Roger Shallot to investigate. The only clue is the spy's code name, 'Raphael'.King Henry has secret instructions of his own before the pair journey to Paris: to retrieve a precious ring, the subject of a wager, and a certain book that the King does not want to fall into enemy hands. They are not to return to England without them.What readers are saying about The Poisoned Chalice:'Shallot is a superb character, and his voice is once again portrayed convincingly''The story moves along briskly, sprinkled liberally with foul murder, to an unexpectedly sensitive and touching ending''Paul Doherty seems to be able to turn his hand to virtually any century in history'

Poisoned by Gilt (A Domestic Bliss Mystery #6)

by Leslie Caine

About that Green-Eyed MonsterIt seemed like a perfect idea to promote their new business: Erin Gilbert and Steve Sullivan would hold a competition to award the builder and designer of the most earth-friendly home in Crestview, Colorado.But since when did saving the planet lead instead to extinction?!?Environmental guru, Richard Thayers was Sullivan's architectural mentor and the judge of the contest. But now he is dead--poisoned by some supposedly nontoxic gold paint--and Sullivan is convinced that Richard's death is no accident. Erin, normally the suspicious half of the duo, is not so sure.The one thing they both agree on? This mysterious death is murder on their budding romance...When another figure in the contest is killed, and Sullivan becomes distracted by an oversexed divorcee, Erin designs her own plan: not only to find the killer, but to uncover the true Steve Sullivan--and the schemes he's hiding in his heart...

Poisoned by Gilt

by Leslie Caine

Green with envy To the newly formed design team of Steve Sullivan and Erin Gilbert, it seemed like a great idea: a competition to design and build the most earth-friendly home in Crestview, Colorado. But who would have dreamed that someone’s idea of saving the planet might include murder? Environmental guru Richard Thayers was Steve Sullivan’s architectural mentor and the judge of the contest. Now he is dead—poisoned by some supposedly nontoxic gold paint. Sullivan is certain that Richard’s demise was no accident, but Gilbert’s not so sure. One thing’s clear, though: the mysterious death is quickly poisoning their burgeoning romantic relationship. Suddenly, when another figure in the contest is killed and Sullivan becomes distracted by an attractive divorcee, Erin goes on a mission: not only to find the killer, but to expose the true Steve Sullivan—and the designs he’s hiding in his heart…. From the Paperback edition.

Poisoned Air

by Sterner Meek

Again Dr. Bird closes with the evil Saranoff—this time near the Aberdeen Proving Ground, in a deadly, mysterious blanket of fog.

Poisoned

by Beverly Barton

Discover heart-racing intrigue in this Thriller Short of romantic suspense.Originally published in LOVE IS MURDER (2013),edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown.In this Thriller Short, New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton releases a riveting read where little is as it first seems. Olivia Lynn Warren, an interior decorator, was just going to drop off some color swatches with a client. How could she have known she’d stumble upon an argument, a murder and a rushed escape? And then came the threats, attempts to make Olivia the next victim. Jed Merrill, a cop, was the one who saved her life the night of the murder and then relied on her to make his case. But now Olivia has been poisoned, and it appears Jed is responsible. Is he really trying to kill her?Don’t miss any of these Thriller Shorts from Love Is Murder:Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. ClaireCold Moonlight by Carla NeggersPoisoned by Beverly BartonSpeechless by Robert BrowneLockdown by Andrea KaneSpider’s Tango by William SimonNight Heat by Laura GriffinB.A.D. Mission by Sherrilyn KenyonDeadly Fixation by Dianna LoveHot Note by Patricia RosemoorLast Shot by Jon Land & Jeff AyersGrave Danger by Heather GrahamWithout Mercy by Mariah StewartEven Steven by D.P. LyleDying to Score by Cindy GerardThe Number of Man by J.T. EllisonHard Drive by Bill FloydAfter Hours by William BernhardtBlood In, Blood Out by Brenda NovakWed to Death by Vicki HinzeThe Honeymoon by Julie KennerExecution Dock by James MacomberIn Atlantis by Alexandra SokoloffBreak Even by Pamela CallowDirty Down Low by Debra WebbBroken Hallelujah by Toni McGee CauseyHolding Mercy by Lori ArmstrongVacation Interrupted by Allison BrennanI Heard a Romantic Story by Lee Child

Poisoned

by Kristi Holl

When a group of Jeri McKane’s friends help Abby present a birthday dinner for her home-ec project, the party ends up in the trashcan … literally. Is it just an unfortunate event, or have the friends been intentionally poisoned? Jeri’s instinct says something isn’t right, and the girls follow a trail that leads to some not-so-sweet evidence. Tween girls can wonder why God doesn’t step in when meanness and injustice happens. This story helps them see how he often uses ordinary people to help uncover the truth!

A Poison Tree and Other Poems

by Mercer Mayer

Twenty poems for children about such emotions as fear, hate, love, delight, and guilt by a variety of English and American poets.

Poison Tree

by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

The rich stew of the author's creations--SingleEarth, vampires, shapeshifters, Tristes, the Bruja Guilds--are at full boil here in the story of two 20-ish young women trying to out run their very different pasts, and figure out where they fit in and who they might become. Each has landed in a more "normal" place, and each wonders if, like a tattoo that can't be covered up, they can ever really fit into "normal."From the Hardcover edition.

The Poison Tree: The Morland Dynasty, Book 17

by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

1831: as England emerges from the post war depression, the country is changing, and the birth pains of the Reform Act bring it to the brink of revolution.The violent times breed violent acts, both outside and inside the Morland family. Sophie's life is shattered by a hideous crime. Rosamund learns that achieving her dreams brings as much pain as pleasure. Heloise, mourning her beloved James, lets control of Morland Place fall into chaos- Benedict has to flee his home and makes a life amongst the railway pioneers, while Nicholas now has the freedom to indulge the dark side of his nature.And amongst them all stalks the deadly, invisible threat of cholera.

The Poison Tree: A Novel

by Erin Kelly

"A terrific suspense debut, reminiscent of Du Maurier's Rebecca. I wish I had written it. "--Stephen King With its hip London backdrop and expert pacing, Erin Kelly's masterful debut, The Poison Tree, delivers all the way through to its shocker of an ending. London, 1997. Karen meets exotic, flamboyant Biba and, spellbound, she moves into the crumbling mansion Biba shares with her enigmatic brother, Rex. Drugs and wine flow as Rex and Karen begin an affair, but their summer of freedom is about to end in blood. Ten years later, Karen and nine-year-old Alice pick up Rex from his stint in prison for murder. When old ghosts come calling, Karen will do whatever it takes to protect her family. She is a woman with everything to lose.

The Poison Tree

by Ronald Ribman

Full length, Drama / 13 m / Simple sets / Short scenes in a section of a Western state prison set aside for Black inmates dramatize how the complicity between a sadistic white guard and a benumbed long-term prisoner brings about the suicide of a young inmate up for parole. This look at prison life is strong, vivid and startling. / "A moving, compassionate play."-The New York Times

Poison Town

by Creston Mapes

There's More Than One Kind of Poison in This Town People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that's crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss. The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon's long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates. Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal. The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable--he knows too much.

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