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Cruel Doubt

by Joe Mcginniss

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Vision comes a shocking true account of murder, family secrets, and final justice now available for the first time as an e-book...One hot summer night in 1988, Bonnie Von Stein's second husband was murdered in their bed, Bonnie herself stabbed, beaten, and left for dead beside him. It looked like a brutal but tragically typical case: Von Stein was newly wealthy, and Bonnie's troubled son Chris, seemed like the obvious suspect. But Chris turned out to have an air-tight alibi and new leads suggested the crime could be much more complex. The trail led to Chris's two strange new friends from college and a real-life enactment of a bizarre Dungeons and Dragons fantasy adventure, and it implicated Bonnie's teenage daughter as well. In Cruel Doubt, Joe McGinniss probes the dark heart of family life and small-town North Carolina society to uncover a fascinating and terrifying story that is at once a chilling murder mystery, a tense courtroom drama, and a heartbreaking account of a mother forced to doubt her own children.

Cruel Doubt

by Joe Mcginniss

Probing the heart of a small-town North Carolina family, the author of Fatal Vision brilliantly weaves together this riveting account of ordinary people whose lives and illusions are shattered by a horrifying murder. Subject of an NBC-TV mini-series.

Cruel Enchantment

by Anya Bast

View our feature on Anya Bast's Cruel Enchantment. The Dark Magick series continues from this New York Times bestselling author. To keep her fae race from being eradicated, Emmaline Gallagher must retrieve an object of fae power from a locked ancient box. Only Aeric O'Malley has the forging skills to create a key. But will their tumultuous past stand in the way?

The Cruel Ever After (Jane Lawless #18)

by Ellen Hart

The shock that Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is in for when Chester Garrity, her ex-husband, returns to a city that he swore he'd never see again is nothing compared to Chester's own. After their divorce many years ago, he took off with his inheritance to travel the world, leaving Jane with enough seed money to open her first restaurant, which worked out well for Jane but less so for Chester. Now he's back and penniless, or as he would prefer to say, between fortunes. He's working an angle to make his next one by selling a priceless artifact recently looted from the Baghdad Museum, but it all falls through when he wakes up next to the dead body of his buyer with no memory of what happened the night before. Panicked, Chester flees the scene, eventually returning to cover his tracks only to find that someone has already taken care of that for him, but at what price? The Cruel Ever After, the newest Jane Lawless mystery from Lambda and Minnesota Book Award--winning author Ellen Hart, is filled with the intrigue and deception that makes it one of the most engrossing series on shelves today.

Cruel Harvest

by Fran Elizabeth Grubb

"Get out here, now, or I'm gonna kill you!" he hollered.Little girls are hardwired to hold their daddies in high esteem, so it comes as a shock the first time a daughter feels the back of her daddy's hand across her face . . . or watches him punch and kick her mother to within an inch of her life.How could this be? Her older sisters teach her how to survive, even when he comes for her in the night.A girl learns to become invisible, to look the other way, to say nothing when a curious stranger asks if she's okay. To lie. To expect nothing, not even from relatives.To cry without tears.To pray silently.When she is fourteen, and weary, a girl begins to wish she were dead. Cruel Harvest is the compelling story of how she lived instead.Endorsements:"A story that seizes the reader's attention . . . the reader can't look away." ?Publisher's Weekly"Fran Grubb's childhood odyssey is a shatteringly dark tale ofdespair. But that's not the end of her captivating life story. Eachpage of Cruel Harvest reveals aremarkable journey of rescue and redemption. Your heart will be moved as youwitness Jesus' power to deliver, forgive, reconcile, rebuild, and love." --Denalyn and Max Lucado"CruelHarvest is an incredible story of survival and forgiveness. Fran'sability to survive brokenness as a child and even into adulthood and then toovercome those experiences through faith and forgiveness is a true testament tothe power of God's love for each of us. Everyone can be inspired by her story."--SheilaWalsh, author of God Loves Broken Peopleand Women of Faith speaker"Againstall odds, Fran survived her trip through the "valley of the shadow ofdeath." I loved reading this story of deliverance. Thank you for thereminder that God can turn our mourning into dancing!"--GraciaBurnham, former hostage and author of In the Presence of My Enemies"Fran Grubb's heartbreaking story is ultimately one of triumph against all odds. Cruel Harvest is well-written and riveting. It's unimaginable that Fran could face such daily horrors and come out with such grace, wisdom, and generosity. You will be deeply moved!" -- June Cotner, author of the bestselling Graces and 26 other books, www.junecotner.com"It is hard endorsing Cruel Harvest with just a few words. I want everyone to know how powerful her story is and how many lives itcan help change, and is currently changing. Ever since reading Fran Grubb'sstory I have used it to help numerous clients that are victims of childhoodviolence. Every woman has commented on her faith and how her book has giventhem hope! We are putting the book in our library for all the ladies toread." --Vicki Mason, Primary CrisisInterventionist, Women's Crisis Services of LeFlore County, Poteau, Oklahoma"This was a wonderful book. We could feel the faith of the childthroughout every page. We highly recommend Cruel Harvest." --DeWayne and RebeccaHicks, Founders of Courage to Change Ministries, Greenville, Arkansas"Cruel Harvest will touch your heart clear through to yoursoul! I guarantee that you won't be disappointed and you won't be able toput it down." --Pastor Ray Witherington,Midnight Cry Ministries / Restoration Revival Center Church, Townville, SouthCarolina

Cruel Intent

by J. A. Jance

From New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance comes a chilling tale of suspense, where a cold-blooded murderer lures former newscaster Ali Reynolds into a chilling web of online romance--and doom.On a dating site, SingleatHeart.com, bored housewives can find romance with married men looking for sex without strings. But these "married singles" are flirting with more than just their vows. At the heart of this seemingly innocent service, a vengeful computer hacker is playing games with people's lives...and deaths. Ex-television journalist Ali Reynolds just wants a break from excitement. In the midst of a remodel, the last thing she expects is a murder investigation that will stop the construction on her home. But when the savagely murdered body of stay-at-home mom Morgan Forester is found, Ali's contractor Bryan is the prime suspect. Bryan swears he has nothing to do with his wife's murder--but as the investigation progresses Ali seems to be the only resident of Sedona who believes him. Determined to prove Bryan's innocence, Ali unknowingly lands herself directly in the path of a calculating killer. In a world filled with encrypted computer traps and life-threatening lies, will Ali be able to decode the actions of a ruthless man determined to destroy women--before he uses his wicked website to find her?

Cruel Intent

by J. A. Jance

From New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance comes a chilling tale of suspense, where romance turns deadly at the hands of a man whose heart is filled with... CRUEL INTENT On a dating site, singleatheart.com, bored housewives can find romance with married men looking for sex without strings. But these "married singles" are flirting with more than just their vows. At the heart of this seemingly innocent service, a vengeful computer hacker is playing games with people's lives...and deaths. Ex-television journalist Ali Reynolds just wants a break from excitement. In the midst of a remodel, the last thing she expects is a murder investigation that will stop the construction on her home. But when the savagely murdered body of stay-at-home mom Morgan Forester is found, Ali's contractor Bryan is the prime suspect. Bryan swears he has nothing to do with his wife's murder -- but as the investigation progresses Ali seems to be the only resident of Sedona who believes him. Determined to prove Bryan's innocence, Ali unknowingly lands herself directly in the path of a calculating killer. In a world filled with encrypted computer traps and life-threatening lies, will Ali be able to decode the actions of a ruthless man determined to destroy women -- before he uses his wicked website to find her?

Cruel Intent (Alison Reynolds #4)

by J. A. Jance

From New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance comes a chilling tale of suspense, where romance turns deadly at the hands of a man whose heart is filled with... CRUEL INTENT. On a dating site, singleatheart.com, bored housewives can find romance with married men looking for sex without strings. But these "married singles" are flirting with more than just their vows. At the heart of this seemingly innocent service, a vengeful computer hacker is playing games with people's lives...and deaths. Ex-television journalist Ali Reynolds just wants a break from excitement. In the midst of a remodel, the last thing she expects is a murder investigation that will stop the construction on her home. But when the savagely murdered body of stay-at-home mom Morgan Forester is found, Ali's contractor Bryan is the prime suspect. Bryan swears he has nothing to do with his wife's murder -- but as the investigation progresses Ali seems to be the only resident of Sedona who believes him. Determined to prove Bryan's innocence, Ali unknowingly lands herself directly in the path of a calculating killer. In a world filled with encrypted computer traps and life-threatening lies, will Ali be able to decode the actions of a ruthless man determined to destroy women -- before he uses his wicked website to find her?

Cruel Justice

by William Bernhardt

A ten-year-old case puts Ben Kincaid on a collision course with a serial murdererBen Kincaid's air-conditioner is on the fritz, his staff is on half-pay, and his sister has just disappeared, leaving him holding her baby. He needs fast money, and a quick-and-dirty personal injury suit could do the job. But what looks like a sure-fire case turns out to be something far more complicated. His prospective client hopes to rescue his son--a twenty-eight-year-old with the mind of a child. Ten years earlier, Leeman was accused of murdering a woman with a golf club, and he has been locked in a mental institution ever since. Now he is finally about to come to trial, and Kincaid sees no way to save him. But when a young Tulsa boy goes missing, Kincaid senses a connection between the two cases. Finding the abductor and could mean saving lives--Leeman's, the kidnapped child's, and those of the countless victims to come.

Cruel Love (Privilege #6)

by Kate Brian

After escaping from the Brenda T. Trumball Correctional Facility for Women and stealing the identity of rich socialite, Ariana Osgood finally thought she was on the path she always believed she deserved. But her past caught up with her and she is forced right back to her old ways, making everything she wants seem further out of reach. And some familiar faces are back to make things even worse for her. The Privilege series comes to and end with all the suspense, romance, drama and, wherever Ariana is concerned, murder you'd expect.

A Cruel Madness

by Colin Thubron

A worker in a mental hospital meets his old girlfriend inside, but he is not sure if she is on the staff or if she is a patient. Their reunion is haunted and from the memory of their past affair there unfolds a labyrinth which darkens from romantic obsession to feelings deeper and more disturbing.

Cruel Numbers

by Christopher Beats

After the North loses the War of Southern Secession, money buys power in the Magnocracy, and people can disappear in a blink. War veteran Donovan Schist's specialty is finding these missing persons. There isn't much money in it, but he sleeps a little better.This time, Donovan is looking for a girl named Bridget Cleary. Her family's had no word from her for months. Donovan's certain he'll find her belly-up, but it seems her talent for analytical machines has made her a valuable asset to the powers that be-an asset that they're determined to keep hidden and out of reach. In over his head, Donovan enlists his friend Verhalen to help. The eccentric inventor may be unstable, but his steam-powered gadgets give Donovan the edge.Donovan's no stranger to the rougher edges of society, but when the usual threats turn to attacks on his life, it quickly becomes clear that someone very important does not want him to find Bridget Cleary...42,000 words

Cruel Rider

by Charles G. West

Bill Pike wasn't born a bad man. It took years of hardscrabble living and a cruel, violent upbringing to forge Pike into what he has become: a savage killer with no mercy. Now his wife has up and run off on him, and he's not about to let her go without a reckoning. When pretty Polly Pike asks mountain man Jordan Gray to guide her to the Black Hills, he isn't happy about taking the job, and he finds nothing but problems when they hit Deadwood.

Cruel Summer

by Alyson Noël

This was supposed to be my best summer yet, the one I've been working toward since practically forever. Now I'm being banished from everything I know and love, and it just doesn't make any sense.

A Cruel Wind

by Glen Cook

Before there was Black Company, there was the Dread Empire, an omnibus collection the first three Dread Empire novels: A Shadow of All Night's Falling, October's Baby and All Darkness Met.

The Cruelest Cut

by Rick Reed

The exciting novel that launched the Jack Murphy thriller series! "As authentic and scary as thrillers get." -Nelson DeMille When a killer plays mind games with a cop, THERE ARE NO RULES. The first victim is attacked in her home. Tied to her bed. Forced to watch every unspeakable act of cruelty--but unable to scream. The second murder is even more twisted. Signed, sealed, and delivered with a message for the police, stuffed in the victim's throat. A fractured nursery rhyme that ends with a warning: "There will be more." For detective Jack Murphy, it's more than a threat. It's a personal invitation to play. And no one plays rougher than Jack. Especially when the killer's pawns are the people he loves... "Put this on your must-read list."--John Lutz "A jaw-dropping thriller."--Gregg Olsen "A tornado of drama."--Shane Gericke

The Cruelest Cut

by Rick Reed

When a killer plays mind games with a cop, There Are No Rules. The first victim is attacked in her home. Tied to her bed. Forced to watch every unspeakable act of cruelty--but unable to scream. The second murder is even more twisted. Signed, sealed, and delivered with a message for the police, stuffed in the victim's throat. A fractured nursery rhyme that ends with a warning: "There will be more. " For detective Jack Murphy, it's more than a threat. It's a personal invitation to play. And no one plays rougher than Jack. Especially when the killer's pawns are the people he loves. . . "A must-read, can't-put-down adventure. " --John Lutz "A jaw-dropping thriller. " --Gregg Olsen "A tornado of drama. " --Shane Gericke "As authentic and scary as thrillers get. " -Nelson DeMille

The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

by Laney Salisbury Gay Salisbury

"A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend . . . reflects a transcendent understanding and impeccable research."--Seattle Times When a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die. The lifesaving serum was a thousand miles away, the port was icebound, and planes couldn't fly in blizzard conditions--only the dogs could make it. The heroic dash of dog teams across the Alaskan wilderness to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and immortalized Balto, the lead dog of the last team whose bronze statue still stands in New York City's Central Park. This is the greatest dog story, never fully told until now.

Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

by Simon Dickie

Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental--the creation of an emerging middle class. Simon Dickie disputes these assumptions in Cruelty and Laughter, a wildly enjoyable but shocking plunge into the forgotten comic literature of the age. Beneath the surface of Enlightenment civility, Dickie uncovers a rich vein of cruel humor that forces us to recognize just how slowly ordinary human sufferings became worthy of sympathy. Delving into an enormous archive of comic novels, jestbooks, farces, variety shows, and cartoons, Dickie finds a vast repository of jokes about cripples, blind men, rape, and wife-beating. Epigrams about syphilis and scurvy sit alongside one-act comedies about hunchbacks in love. He shows us that everyone--rich and poor, women as well as men--laughed along. In the process, Dickie also expands our understanding of many of the century's major authors, including Samuel Richardson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Tobias Smollett, Frances Burney, and Jane Austen. He devotes particular attention to Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, a novel that reflects repeatedly on the limits of compassion and the ethical problems of laughter. Cruelty and Laughter is an engaging, far-reaching study of the other side of culture in eighteenth-century Britain.

Cruise

by Suzanne Vermeer

A woman learns that her husband has been living a secret life she could never have imaginedFrank and Helen's anniversary cruise is going perfectly, until the unthinkable happens and Frank disappears. Helen does everything she can to find her husband, but is ultimately forced to return home, alone and distraught.After spending the next few months searching, Helen hears from someone who has news of her husband. But not the news she hoped for: Helen learns that Frank was leading a double life. It becomes increasingly apparent that the man she married had a dark side Helen could never have imagined. Suzanne Vermeer, the bestselling mystery writer in the Netherlands, spins this story with unparalleled suspense.

Cruise Confidential

by Brian David Bruns

In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt - or in this case, the dirty water - on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they're assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it's not "passengers"). And of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange, and seemingly impossible, places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential reading for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh.

Cruise Control

by Sarah Mayberry

What good is a second chance if you don't take a risk? That's what limo driver Anna Jackson asks when the seriously hot Marc Lewis climbs in her car. She's changed her looks, her career and now it's time to shed the conservative habits of a lifetime. And seducing Marc is the best way to do that. Sure, he's her client--sort of off-limits--but she's not wrong about the invitation in his eyes.All she has to do is remember three simple rules--never stay overnight, make no plans for the future and never, ever talk about emotions. Once they hit the sheets, however, the rules aren't so easy to follow. And once they spend the night, can feelings be far behind?

Cruise Control

by Terry Trueman

How sick is this: I'm the major jock-stud in high school, but my brother has the brain of a badminton birdie and a body to match. I've got everything and he's got nothing. I'm a three-year, three-sport letterman and Shawn can't even stand up! Like I said, sick, huh? It's hard to be a brother to someone who doesn't even know you're there. How can you talk to him when he can't understand a thing you say? How can you listen to him when he can't speak a word? How can you love him when he's so messed up, he can't love you back? And how can you have a life of your own when your father bailed on the family, leaving you to be the "man of the house"? Fueled by rage at what has happened to his family, Paul is ready to explode. And he is haunted by something even worse--something he can never tell anyone. It is something he will have to face if he is to have any hope of a future at all. While Cruise Control is a companion to Terry Trueman's Printz Honor book, Stuck in Neutral, it is the completely independent story of a family's "other" son--the one who is healthy, gifted, normal. It is a courageously hopeful story told with power, compassion, and humor.

The Cruise of the Arctic Star

by Scott O'Dell

Scott takes a journey up the length of the California coast in his Arctic Star. With his wife Elizabeth along as skilled navigator and cook, Del as cohort and deckhand, and the unpredictable Rodney, they move up the coast and get a feel of life at sea along the shoreline.

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