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MURDER IN BEANTOWN. Jessica Fletcher is off to Boston to help her eccentric lawyer friend, Malcolm McLoon, defend a tycoon accused of fratricide. Her uncanny sleuthing talents will come in handy when the two old acquaintances dive into the case with their characteristic vigor. Even so, Jessica anticipates enough time to take in the charming sights of New England's historic capital. But when the defendant's girlfriend--and his only alibi--is found dead in her apartment, the case takes one more murderous turn for the worse. Is someone out to make sure the accused gets convicted? Jessica has her suspicions, and soon--when the jurors become victims of deadly accidents--there's even more to ponder. With only her gut feelings at work for her, Jessica must outwit the tenacious prosecutor determined to get a guilty verdict. She must find the real culprit--before the killer finds her ...
Detectives Fox and Hollister of the Los Angeles Police Department are assigned the task of tracking down a ruthless vigilante who is murdering pimps and pushers
Finding his place back in the corporate world, Ben Kincaid tries to make his fortune without losing his soulSince he fled the dehumanizing tedium of corporate law, Ben Kincaid has scratched out a living on the rough side of Tulsa, working cases strictly related to the three Ds: divorce, deeds, and dog bites. So when the state's largest corporation, the Apollo Consortium, offers him six figures to join them as in-house counsel, he can't turn down the pay raise. But if the Apollo partners think they've hired a legal stooge, they're wrong. Kincaid is a bloodhound, determined to sniff out the truth no matter the cost. As Kincaid tries to fit in at his new offices, a serial killer stalks Tulsa, luring young women into his car before chopping them into bits. But these horrors pale in comparison to the infighting at Apollo. And when he comes out on the wrong side of a turf war, Kincaid finds himself defending a hapless loser against a murder charge. The client's name: Ben Kincaid.
A young lawyer finds himself as a murder suspect trying to clear his name while in the midst of working for a crooked law firm. A tale of jealousy, justice and blood money.
In this elegantly illustrated, often darkly funny compendium of animal predation, Grice presents hard-to-stomach, hard-to-resist facts and legends of animal encounters.
I did not kill anyone, Francesca. And the fact that you wish to destroy evidence suggests you think me capable of murder. New York, 1902Called to the home of her fianceacute; Calder Hart's former mistress late one night, amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill's curiosity is piqued. But upon arrival, she is shocked to find Daisy Jones's bloodied body - and even more devastated when the evidence points to one suspect: Calder. Francesca cannot - will not - believe that Calder is capable of such an act. Still, she is unable to shake her instinctive sense that Calder is lying about something. The police are far less inclined to believe his innocence, and Calder is arrested for Daisy's murder. But Francesca's heart is not easily swayed. . . until a life-altering secret is exposed that could destroy their future together.
The shooting at Columbine High School riveted national attention on violence in the nation’s schools. This dramatic example signaled an implicit and growing fear that these events would continue to occur—and even escalate in scale and severity.How do we make sense of the tragedy of a school shooting or even draw objective conclusions from these incidents? Deadly Lessons is the outcome of the National Research Council’s unique effort to glean lessons from six case studies of lethal student violence. These are powerful stories of parents and teachers and troubled youths, presenting the tragic complexity of the young shooter’s social and personal circumstances in rich detail.The cases point to possible causes of violence and suggest where interventions may be most effective. Readers will come away with a better understanding of the potential threat, how violence might be prevented, and how healing might be promoted in affected communities.For each case study, Deadly Lessons relates events leading up to the violence, provides quotes from personal interviews about the incident, and explores the impact on the community. The case studies center on: Two separate incidents in East New York in which three students were killed and a teacher was seriously wounded. A shooting on the south side of Chicago in which one youth was killed and two wounded. A shooting into a prayer group at a Kentucky high school in which three students were killed. The killing of four students and a teacher and the wounding of 10 others at an Arkansas middle school. The shooting of a popular science teacher by a teenager in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. A suspected copycat of Columbine in which six students were wounded in Georgia For everyone who puzzles over these terrible incidents, Deadly Lessons offers a fresh perspective on the most fundamental of questions: Why?
People have been known to perish at McGregor Manor... Opening her B and B to a group of ghost hunters, Molly McGregor hopes the spirits rumored to be there will appear. She needs the weekend to be a financial success. But when disembodied voices and hazy images nearly lure her to her death, Molly's driven straight into the arms of a sexy but mysterious guest-Casanova Valdez. Nova knows what it's like to be haunted-by memories of a case gone bad. As a secret agent, he's confident he can protect Molly but is not exactly sure he believes in ghosts. As the mysterious incidents targeting the gorgeous redhead become increasingly more dangerous, Nova must question if it's the handiwork of a ghost...or a killer.
She wants to hide the past FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn't fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger. He needs to uncover the truth One night isn't enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable-until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn't who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of bloodthirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real. As a merciless criminal spins a web of . . . DEADLY LIES
Broken-hearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition.
In Jeanne Adams's electrifying thriller, a beautiful CIA agent and a security expert find themselves in a desperate race against time. . . Hot Pursuit Security expert Gates Bromley's number one priority is protecting art collector Dav Gianikopolis. But when he joins forces with CIA Agent Ana Burton tracing several pieces of stolen art, Gates is distracted by the leggy brunette who stirs up the raciest thoughts. . .After botching an operation that cost her colleagues' lives, Ana has been reassigned to cold cases. When news gets out that she's reopened a case involving stolen art and five brutal murders, Ana is almost killed. Seeking comfort in Gates's strong embrace is easy, but surrendering trust to the sexiest man she's ever known isn't--unless Gates can show her that an attraction this hot is worth all the risks. But first he'll have to stop a killer who's bent on keeping the past buried. . . Praise for Dark And Dangerous"Non-stop action!. . .this thrilling debut. . ..will leave you rapt and breathless." --Lisa Gardner
In Volume 3 of the bestselling Forbidden Doors supernatural fiction series, author Bill Myers presents books 7-9-The Curse, The Undead, and The Scream-stories to help young adults battle dangerous occultic influences in their lives. The author tackles the topic of spiritual warfare head-on with biblical truths set in realistic situations.
Sex SlayingsThroughout its long and colorful history, St. Augustine, Florida has been home to pirates and villains, marauders and despots. But it wasn't until the late 1980s that the city's red-light district, known locally as Crack Head Corner, became the hunting ground for a serial killer whose brutality knew no bounds.A Killer's TauntsOn November 29, 1988, Anita Stevens, 27, climbed into a stranger's vehicle, thinking to turn a quick trick to fund her drug habit. She was the first to die. Over the next six years, six more prostitutes would fall victim to the same phantom killer, slain by gun, blunt objects, a strangler's noose--and the murderer's bare hands. His signature was the obscene poses in which he arranged his half-nude victims.Final JusticeFrustrated by false confessions, investigators sifted through a myriad of suspects until a Christmas Eve, 1996 murder in Asheville, North Carolina led them to the real killer: William Darrell Lindsey. Twice-married, a father of five, Lindsey had drifted across the South for years. Wherever he went, rape and murder followed. He admitted to seven sex slayings, but experts believe that the death toll was somewhere between twelve and twenty. Here is the chilling true story of a fiend whose sadistic lust was the most depraved addiction of all.Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos McCay Vernon, Ph.D., is a psychologist whose career has been concentrated in the fields of deafness and forensics. He is the author of seven books, over 300 articles, and award-winning documentary films and television productions in those fields. Although his path never crossed that of William Darrell Lindsey, Dr. Vernon attended the same high school, delivered the local paper to Lindsey's family, and shared many acquaintances with the killer. Marie Vernon is a freelance journalist whose columns, feature articles, and book reviews have appeared in such major newspapers at the Baltimore Sun, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Vernons live near St. Augustine, Florida.
Sex Slayings Throughout its long and colorful history, St. Augustine, Florida has been home to pirates and villains, marauders and despots. But it wasn't until the late 1980s that the city's red-light district, known locally as Crack Head Corner, became the hunting ground for a serial killer whose brutality knew no bounds. A Killer's Taunts On November 29, 1988, Anita Stevens, 27, climbed into a stranger's vehicle, thinking to turn a quick trick to fund her drug habit. She was the first to die. Over the next six years, six more prostitutes would fall victim to the same phantom killer, slain by gun, blunt objects, a strangler's noose--and the murderer's bare hands. His signature was the obscene poses in which he arranged his half-nude victims. Final Justice Frustrated by false confessions, investigators sifted through a myriad of suspects until a Christmas Eve, 1996 murder in Asheville, North Carolina led them to the real killer: William Darrell Lindsey. Twice-married, a father of five, Lindsey had drifted across the South for years. Wherever he went, rape and murder followed. He admitted to seven sex slayings, but experts believe that the death toll was somewhere between twelve and twenty. Here is the chilling true story of a fiend whose sadistic lust was the most depraved addiction of all. Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos McCay Vernon, Ph.D., is a psychologist whose career has been concentrated in the fields of deafness and forensics. He is the author of seven books, over 300 articles, and award-winning documentary films and television productions in those fields. Although his path never crossed that of William Darrell Lindsey, Dr. Vernon attended the same high school, delivered the local paper to Lindsey's family, and shared many acquaintances with the killer. Marie Vernon is a freelance journalist whose columns, feature articles, and book reviews have appeared in such major newspapers at the Baltimore Sun, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Vernons live near St. Augustine, Florida.
The Flynn brothers have inherited more than a New Orleans plantation. They've inherited a ghostly presence. . . and a long-kept secret. Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the haunted-house rumors--especially since Kendall Montgomery, a tarot card reader who has been living in the mansion, is the one to tell him the tale of a woman in white. But when he finds a human bone on the grounds and another by the river, Aidan delves into the dark history of the Flynn plantation. Forced together to uncover the truth, Aidan and Kendall realize that a serial killer whose victims seem to vanish into thin air has long been at work. . . and that their own fates are about to be sealed forever unless they believe in the unbelievable.
[From the back cover:] "Victoria Trumbull has lived most of her ninety- two years on Martha's Vineyard. Its magic and its history are part of the texture of her life. She knows all the sounds of the sea. And, standing on a dock at night, she knows that what she hears is not one of them. Investigating, she discovers what turns out to be a murder. With the help of her granddaughter, the harbormaster, and some other eccentric New Englanders, Victoria manages to get in a good bit of detective work. After another homicide, she concocts a scheme to reveal the killer..." This is the first in the Martha's Vineyard Mystery series. The author has lived in this beautiful location, a favorite spot where several presidents have gone to relax and recharge. She describes the scenery and characters so thoroughly that readers begin to feel at home on land and at sea as her unusual amateur sleuths delve into intricately plotted mysteries which thoroughly examine relevant moral issues. To continue reading this very cozy yet challenging series look for #2. The Cranefly Orchid Mystery and #3. The Cemetery Yew.
A Deadly Obsession by NYT and USA Today bestselling romantic suspense author Melanie James is a thrilling romantic suspense that will have you turning the pages from start to finish. Book 2 of Melanie's Riverton Romance series delves into secrets of the past and the things people do in the name of love!Redemption, justice, and vengeance, how far will someone go to protect the ones they love?Jake never wanted the life he was born into. He worked hard to keep his past a secret from everyone, including the love of his life. When an unknown force comes after the woman he loves, he may have to give everything to protect her... including his life. There is a fine line between right and wrong and how much someone is willing to risk for love!This erotic mystery thriller contains hot, sexy police officers, a love triangle, and explicit sex. A Deadly Obsession is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2014) Melanie James, Black Paw Publishing
When Arthur Soames is found with a broken neck at the foot of the iron staircase in his back garden there seems little doubt that his death was accidental. But his estranged daughter, Sabrina, insists he was murdered, and when the police refuse to take her seriously she turns to Sukey Reynolds for help. Reluctant to become involved, Sukey says the police might listen if she found evidence to support her claim. Shortly afterwards, Sabrina disappears. Sukey fears for her and sets out to make some enquiries of her own. But if Sabrina's obsession has led her into trouble, why should Sukey fare any better?
Althea's dreams are about to become her nightmaresAlthea has always been a sweet, kind girl. In middle school, she had a group of friends to hang out with. She was on the softball team, took gymnastics, and won ribbons for horseback riding. But high school is horrible for Althea. She doesn't make the cheerleading squad. Her group of friends splits apart to form new cliques, and Althea is left to sit alone at lunch. That is, until she discovers a vampire living in the attic tower of her family home. A vampire who can make her dreams come true: a spot on the cheerleading squad; popularity; a boyfriend. All the vampire wants in return is a small sacrifice, and Althea is in too deep to back out now. The first book in Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy reveals the danger behind the door of the Shuttered Room . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
"Portrays epidemiologists as disease detectives who tirelessly hunt for clues and excel at deductive reasoning. Even Sherlock Holmes would be proud of this astute group of professionals. "--Booklist Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer infectious microbes because of their amazing ability to adapt, evolve, and spread to new places. Terrorism aside, one of the greatest dangers from infectious disease we face today is from a massive outbreak of drug-resistant microbes. Deadly Outbreaks recounts the scientific adventures of a special group of intrepid individuals who investigate these outbreaks around the world and figure out how to stop them. Part homicide detective, part physician, these medical investigators must view the problem from every angle, exhausting every possible source of contamination. Any data gathered in the field must be stripped of human sorrows and carefully analyzed into hard statistics. Author Alexandra Levitt, PhD, is an expert on emerging diseases and other public health threats. Here she shares insider accounts she's collected that go behind the alarming headlines we've seen in the media: mysterious food poisonings, unexplained deaths at a children's hospital, a strange neurologic disease afflicting slaughterhouse workers, flocks of birds dropping dead out of the sky, and drug-resistant malaria running rampant in a refugee camp. Meet the resourceful investigators--doctors, veterinarians, and research scientists--and discover the truth behind these cases and more. This edition features a new introduction by the author!
A composing competition rises to a murderous crescendo in author Sarah Fox's third Music Lover's MysteryDEADLY OVERTURESThree talented classical music composers have been named finalists in a composing competition hosted by the Point Grey Philharmonic. With money and egos on the line, it doesn't surprise violinist Midori Bishop that the competition has brought out jealousy and bitter rivalries among the entrants. What does surprise her is finding one of the finalists murdered in the theater. With a cloud of suspicion hanging over the symphony's esteemed concertmaster, Midori orchestrates her own investigation, uncovering a medley of dark secrets and motives for murder. But can she bring the truth to light before the killer silences her forever?
Suddenly there are creatures from the ancient past in Spooksville. Huge meat-eating lizards attacking people in their cars. Flying reptiles swooping down and lifting kids away. But where have these dinosaurs come from? Adam and his friends discover that a huge doorway has been created between present-day Spooksville and sixty million years ago. It is through this doorway that the dinosaurs are attacking. But who created this doorway? How can it be closed before all of Spooksville is destroyed?
Bliss, Texas, is gearing up for its annual Winter Wonderland festival, but when a mysterious Scrooge ends the merriment with murder, it'll take more than a ghost from Christmas past to set things right. Designing a holiday fashion show set in the town's most prominent historic mansion seems like a job tailor made for dressmaker Harlow Jane Cassidy. But with the mansion's restoration still in progress and threatening weather on the horizon, she's feeling on pins and needles more than reveling in holiday cheer. Having volunteered to play Santa in this year's festival, Dan Lee Chrisson was ready to move on after his divorce--until Bliss became his final resting place. Discovering his body puts Harlow at the scene of the crime. She'll need plenty of help from friends and even her late great-grandmother's spirited sleuthing if she's to have a ghost of a chance of catching a killer who's just jumped to the top of the naughty list.... INCLUDES SEWING TIPS
STONY MAN Unflinching duty and patriotism stand at the core of the covert operations group known as Stony Man. Answering only to the Oval Office, and with a mandate to strik before the world suffers, the clandestine field and cyber operatives work without a warrant and outside the law, enabling them to strike down those who obey no law. LETHAL SOLUTION A powerful U. S. -based consortium has begun a full-scale assault to take over the world. Attacking on multiple fronts, this secret cadre has enough high-tech weaponry to push nations to an apocalyptic standoff--and now China, Russia and the Middle East are poised to unleash swift, savage and bloody nuclear relatiations. Stony Man teams are spread thin, racing to stop the unthinkable as the world is pushed over the edge of reason, and an unseen, perhaps unstoppable, enemy brings the planet seconds closer to flash point.
A NOTE FROM DELIA BLANCHARDSo many things have been happening here at our family's mansion, I can't go home to Hawaii: I've met my long-lost grandparents; learned the woman shot to death in the library was my aunt, not my mother; and been threatened by a blackmailing loan shark! And Shaun Murphy is back in my life--he was hired to repair the damage after the shooting. He's been rather distant with me, but I think, with God's help, I can convince him to help me track down my missing mother--and perhaps give our love another chance, too.
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