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In the third novel of her captivating foxhunting series, Rita Mae Brown welcomes readers back for a final tour of a world where most business is conducted on horseback-and stables are de rigueur for even the smallest of estates. Here, in the wealth-studded hills of Jefferson County, Virginia, even evil rides a mount. The all-important New Year's Hunt commences amid swirling light snow. It is the last formal hunt of the season; therefore, participation is required no matter how hungover riders are from toasting the midnight before. On this momentous occasion, "Sister" Jane Arnold, master of the foxhounds, announces her new joint master and the new president of the Jefferson Hunt. And her choices will prove to be no less than shocking. The day's festivities are quickly marred, though, by what appears on the surface to be an unrelated tragedy. Sam Lorillard, former shining star and Harvard Law School alum, lies dead of a stab wound on a baggage cart at the old train station, surrounded by the outcasts and vagabonds who composed his social circle at the end of life. No one can remember when Sam started drinking, but the downward spiral was swift-and seemingly deadly. Murder is followed by scandal when Sister Jane discovers dishonest hunting practices going on in a neighboring club. Unsure whether to turn a blind eye or report the infringement to the proper authority, Sister and her huntsman, Shaker Crown, decide to investigate a little further, with the help of their trusty hounds. But when they come a little too close to the staggering truth-and uncover an unforeseen connection to Lorillard's murder-they realize they might not survive to see the next New Year's Hunt. Intricate, witty, and full of the varied voices of creatures both great and small,Full Cryis an astute reminder that even those with the bluest of blood still bleed red. From the Hardcover edition.
Here is the fifth novel in the internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency hit series. Once again we are transported to Gaborone, capital city of Botswana, and into the world of Mma Ramotswe and her friends. THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY. FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES. UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT. Mma Ramotswe and Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni are still engaged, but with no immediate plans to get married. Mma Ramotswe wonders wh...
A bomb rips through present-day London, tragically ending the crime-fighting partnership of Arthur Bryant and John May begun more than a half-century ago during another infamous bombing: the Blitz of World War II. Desperately searching for clues to the saboteur's identity, May finds the notes his old friend kept of their very first case and a past that may have returned...with murderous vengeance. It was an investigation that began with the grisly murder of a pretty young dancer. In a city shaken by war, a faceless killer stalked London's theater row, creating his own sinister drama. And it would take Bryant's unorthodox techniques and May's dogged police work to catch a fiend whose ability to escape detection seemed almost supernatural--a murderer who decades later may have returned to kill one of them...and won't stop until he kills the other.
Dee Henderson Is Back! Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region's most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI's top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder. Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn't expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention. The better he gets to know her, the more Paul realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U. S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former Vice President. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is. . .
In Tracy Wolff's sizzling novel of erotic tension--perfect for fans of Sylvia Day, E. L. James, and J. Kenner--sex and suspense steam up the sultry bayou. Desperate to leave a traumatic past behind, photographer Serena Macafee prefers sex with no strings attached--no commitment, just pure pleasure. Her new subject, sculptor Kevin Riley, seems like the perfect man to fulfill her hottest fantasies. And where better than the torrid wetlands of Baton Rouge, where Kevin works--and plays? But as their sessions heat up, so do Serena's feelings for Kevin. As she opens herself up to emotions she never wanted, Serena leaves herself vulnerable to everything she thought she'd escaped. As her guard breaks down, her fears are aroused. Something has followed her to the sweltering southern bayou, exposing her to the twisted fantasies of someone in the shadows--and to dangers beyond her wildest dreams. Praise for Full Exposure "A first-rate tale . . . [Wolff] combines the adrenaline of a psychological thriller with the intensity of an exquisitely sensual romance while skillfully exploring the deepest emotions of her characters."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) "Edgy and erotic . . . a sultry, red-hot read."--New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna "This book kept me on the edge of my seat. . . . I recommend Full Exposure wholeheartedly."--Fresh Fiction "The perfect read . . . I adored Full Exposure."--Romance Junkies Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Hailed by Utne Reader as "a visionary" and the San Francisco Chronicle as "the X-rated" intellectual," Susie Bright is indiputably the sexpert of our times.Now, in a frank and intimate look at our own erotic experience, she reveals the ways in which individual sexual expression has the power to inspire, challenge, and transform all of our lives. Bright explores some of the most complex questions about sexuality todaym including: What are the real differences between men's and women's sense of the erotic?Why is it so threatening to conscioulsy address sexual desire?Is there a line to be drawn in erotic creativity-can you go so far?How can articulate erotic expression make us better lovers, more important, better people?
Hampton and Hunt give readers what they've been asking for--passionate, empowering stories about big, beautiful women.
Featuring the novels "Black Widow" by Rome Parks and "Oops! I Did It Again" by "New York Times"-bestselling author Pete, this collection is sure to entertain readers with passionate, empowering stories about the love lives of two beautiful full-figured women.
Over the past three years, Nerve.com has defined a new genre in contemporary literature: short, sexy fiction that excites above and below the neck. Incisive, honest, and gripping, these stories rewrite our understanding of what sexual fiction can be.Full Frontal Fiction collects the most innovative and literary erotic fiction to appear on the Web pages of Nerve. From established names like Jay McInerney, A. M. Homes, Robert Olen Butler, Mary Gaitskill, and Elizabeth Wurtzel to the best of today's new voices, Full Frontal Fiction contains some of the most provocative writing in America today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
From endings to new beginnings. Carole Hanson's work with a problem horse is really paying off, and with Pine Hollow expanding, her future's set -- isn't it? Stevie Lake is stretching herself to the limit, but so far she's making it all work -- isn't she? Callie Forester has confronted her fears; problem solved -- right? Lisa Atwood's falling for a gorgeous guy who feels the same -- doesn't he? One night changes all the questions -- but the new answers aren't any easier to find.
A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Original SelectionThey hadn't intended it to be a full house. Dee and Liam had thought that their children would leave home one by one and come to see them on weekends. Wouldn't that be nice? But Helen had never left; Rosie got married but not for long; Anthony writes songs and will be a sensation someday. And Dee wonders what she did wrong. Instead of enjoying her "old age," she is taking care of everyone else. When a crisis occurs Dee takes charge and decides that something has to change--much to everyone's surprise. Beloved storyteller and internationally bestselling author Maeve Binchy left a treasure trove of unpublished short stories after her death. "Full House" is everything we've come to expect from Binchy's work--a world of charm, joy and sorrow, where we return again and again to be instructed and warmed. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. Cross Award in 2007 and is the author of many bestselling books including Maeve's Times, Chestnut Street, and A Week in Winter. An eBook short.
From a contest that pits a hapless teen against his girlfriends redneck family, to a midnight game with the Devil, to an Internet poker scheme gone horribly wrong, the stories here brilliantly reveal how poker can both irrevocably affect and eerily imitate teenage life.
Noelle Vincent may have led a wild and scandalous life, but really, isn't every woman entitled to a few secrets? Now the former party girl is gambling on her future when she's tapped to get a new casino off the ground. Suddenly she's upping the ante when she gets her first eye-opening glimpse of gorgeous developer Brock Remington. Ever since he was adopted, Brock has followed a simple law of the Donovan clan: always play your cards close to your chest. But all bets are off when he falls for the sexy, free-spirited new site manager. They're both consenting adults, but Brock wants more. Is Noelle willing to roll the dice on their future, even if it means defying the odds and playing for the highest stakes of all?
To Soorya Giri, arranged marriages have always seemed absurd. But while her career as an environmental lawyer has flourished, Soorya is still a virgin, living with her parents in suburban New Jersey. She wants to be married. And she is ready to do the unthinkable ...
DANGER LURKS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY . . . BUT NOT ALWAYS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT. From New York to Los Angeles to Bucharest, fifteen never-before-published tales by some of the world's finest fantasy and horror writers celebrate the newest incarnations of an age-old terror that strikes when the moon is full . . . the werewolf. No longer confined to the forests, these modern monsters can be found in places you frequent every day--and never before thought to fear.CARRIE VAUGHN's popular werewolf radio host Kitty Norville is drawn into a controversy as to whether it's fair to ban lycanthropy from professional sports. New York's famous Plaza Hotel is the setting for ESTHER M. FRIESNER's tale of one very grisly little girl, while Beverly Hills may never quite recover from RON GOULART's middle-aged Hollywood screenwriter who falls prey to a most unusual problem. Celebrated fantasy author PETER S. BEAGLE tells a chillingly lyrical story of three Louisiana loup garoux locked into a deadly dance of death. Plus many more biting tales from award-winning authors:HOLLY BLACK * P.D. CACEK * GREGORY FROST * TANITH LEE HOLLY PHILLIPS * MIKE RESNICK * DARRELL SCHWEITZER * LISA TUTTLE IAN WATSON * GENE WOLFE * CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO
A passionate call for reconnecting with our food, ourselves, the land, and our souls. With recipes for every season.
It's a case of bad spring fever. When Carmen and Juni discover that an evil man is plotting to take over the world by attacking people with allergies, they need to take down the villain before he turns the whole world on its nose.
A humorous commentary on different aspects of ballooning, for children.
This is an anthology of original science fiction and fantasy stories selected by the editors at Bantam Books including: Voices of the Kill by Thomas M. Disch, This is the Year Zero by Andrew Weiner, Proselytes by Gregory Benford, The Fourth Moxie Branch by Jack McDevitt, Prayerware by Jack Massa, Mannequins by Charles Oberndorf, Moments of Clarity by Elissa Malcohn, A Gift of the People by Robert Sampson, The Last Rainmaking Song by Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Tinker to Evers to Chance by Steven Bryan Bieler, The Farm System by Howard V. Hendrix, Ghost Ship by Walton Simons, Philippa's Hands by Nancy Kress, Reflections in a Magnetic Mirror by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason, Listening by Ronnie Seagren, My Year with the Aliens by Lisa Goldstein, Oz by Lewis Shiner, Dead Men on TV by Pat Murphy, Once in a Lullaby by Fred Bals, My Imaginary Parents by T. L. Parkinson, Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge by James Morrow, Beyond the Seventh Sphere by Aaron Schutz, Magister Rudy by Richard Grant, The Thing Itself by Michael Blumlein and Journals of the Plague Years by Norman Spinrad.
The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identitiesby David Levithan Billy Merrell
Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they're looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others.
This book contains 27 original stories of fantasy and science fiction by both well known and new authors. These stories cover a wide range of topics from traditional space ships and time travel to interpersonal relations in unusual new circumstances. Some of the authors in this book are Greg Bear, David Brin, Edward Bryant, Vonda McIntyre, Jack McDevitt, Patricia A. McKillip, and Kim Stanley Robinson.
While trying to expose a mob connected avangilist, Jamie and Max find themselves pitted against the mastermind of Nick Santoni.
From the book jacket: "Joan Smith's Loretta Lawson mysteries have been praised by The Washington Post as a "charming combination of sophistication, wit and unpretentious learning," and by Elle magazine as "refreshing." A brilliant British feminist, Loretta Lawson has faced many a challenge in her amateur sleuthing career, but nothing could have prepared her for this surreal adventure on the other side of the Atlantic. Loretta Lawson is already a little apprehensive about spending a hot, muggy weekend alone in New York City at her friend Toni's apartment. And it seems her fears are confirmed when she receives a series of mysterious and threatening phone calls. What's more, as she explores the exciting, unfamiliar city, she has the uneasy impression that someone is watching her, perhaps even following her. As much as Loretta would like to enjoy a carefree holiday, there are other incidents she can't easily dismiss: unsettling encounters in museums and stores, and the frightening fact that someone has been trying to sneak upstairs to her apartment. Is Loretta the target of these unnerving attentions or are they aimed at Toni? Loretta begins to think that she cannot trust her own judgment; the one person who might lend a hand - her ex-husband, journalist John Tracey, also in New York on a story - has too many problems of his own to help. In the end, Loretta must face the terrifying events that unfold alone. Full Stop is a chilling story about pursuit, about being alone in a strange city where every news bulletin reports another violent crime, about the fine line between danger and paranoia. Challenging, witty, and disturbing, it is Joan Smith's most sophisticated and suspense-packed novel to date.
Curtis Turner, the first NASCAR celebrity, wrote the book on living fast and dying young. Charismatic and fearless, he created drama at the racetrack and in his personal life, living the American Dream several times over before he died a violent and mysterious death at the young age of forty-six.
www.RickMofina.com Deep in the woods of upstate New York a woman flees a blazing barn. She is burned beyond recognition, and her dying words point police to a labyrinth of "confinement rooms"-rooms designed to hold human beings captive-where they make other chilling discoveries. In Manhattan, Kate Page, a single mom and reporter with a newswire service, receives a heart-stopping call from a detective on the case. A guardian angel charm found at the scene fits the description of the one belonging to Kate's sister, Vanessa, who washed away after a car crash in a mountain river twenty years ago. Kate has spent much of her life searching for the truth behind her little sister's disappearance. Now, a manhunt for a killer who's kept a collection of victims prisoner for years without detection becomes her final chance to either mourn Vanessa's death-or save her life.SCREAMS IN THE NIGHT... Deep in the woods of upstate New York a woman flees a blazing barn. She is burned beyond recognition, and her dying words point police to a labyrinth of "confinement rooms"-rooms designed to hold human beings captive-where they make other chilling discoveries. A GUT-WRENCHING PHONE CALL... In Manhattan, Kate Page, a single mom and reporter with a newswire service, receives a heart-stopping call from a detective on the case. A guardian angel charm found at the scene fits the description of the one belonging to Kate's sister, Vanessa, who washed away after a car crash in a mountain river twenty years ago. A LIFE-AND-DEATH RACE AGAINST TIME Kate has spent much of her life searching for the truth behind her little sister's disappearance. Now, a manhunt for a killer who's kept a collection of victims prisoner for years without detection becomes her final chance to either mourn Vanessa's death-or save her life.