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Fatal Tide

release date: Aug 01, 2004
Fatal Tide
Determined to protect herself from the horrors of her childhood, a young woman finds her remote island refuge terrorized by ruthless mercenaries and heads to the open seas in a perilous race against time to find the site of a lost city before it is too late. Reprint.

Seeking Whom He May Devour

release date: Nov 07, 2006
Seeking Whom He May Devour
When the residents of a French Alpine village accuse a beardless local of being a werewolf and killing a sheep breeder, eccentric Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg teams up with his ex-girlfriend, the victim''s adopted son, and a shepherd to investigate clues linked to the village''s history. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Created Equal

release date: Jun 01, 2011
Created Equal
Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Aleksandra Kowalski turns to Thomas Patrick O''Reilly, one of the wealthiest and most successful trial lawyers in Houston, Texas. Tommy believes the Catholic Church has no basis under United States law to exclude women from the seminary and files suit against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Archbishop Jorge Sierra for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. The Catholic Church hires Monsignor Enrico Renzulli, the General Counsel of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. Renzulli, a priest and Harvard-educated attorney, has substantial trial experience and has taken on and beaten lawyers considerably smarter than O''Reilly. He believes the lawsuit should be summarily dismissed because the First Amendment of the United States Constitution grants all citizens the freedom of religion, and it prevents a federal court from interfering with the ecclesiastical rules of any church, including the Catholic Church. But watching and waiting in the wings is an extreme and tyrannical sect unaffiliated with the Catholic Church. As the trial unfolds and the legal proceedings begin to undermine the sacred Catholic Church teaching, a right-wing extremist and a member of the Holy Mother Church concocts a plot to stop the heresy against God that includes kidnapping and murder. Will the First Amendment protect the Catholic Church and supersede all? Will Tommy O''Reilly come through? Will Aleksandra Kowalski survive this ordeal? Find out in R.A. Brown''s gripping legal thriller,Created Equal.

Deja Dead

release date: Oct 23, 2007
Deja Dead
"Fans of TV''s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation should be in heaven" (People) stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs''s electrifyingly authentic bestsellers. Her life is devoted to justice -- for those she never even knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Tempe detects an alarming pattern -- and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her -- her best friend and her own daughter -- in mortal danger....

Mysteries of Templar Treasure & the Holy Grail

release date: Aug 01, 2004
Mysteries of Templar Treasure & the Holy Grail
Next to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, no other place on Earth holds as much esoteric symbolism as France''s Rennes le Ch''teau. Its location and design are the subjects of countless rumors, myths, and legends. Mysteries of Templar Treasure and the Holy Grail, formerly published as The Secrets of Rennes le Chateau, delves into the reality behind the action and adventure of The Da Vinci Code. Rennes le Chateau has plenty of secrets: buried treasure, unsolved murders, supernatural powers, codes on parchments and tombstones, not to mention clues concealed in statues and paintings, enigmatic priests who controlled immense wealth, and secret societies that are still active today. The authors survey the arcane history and secrets of Rennes le Chateau, including its relationship to the Merovingian bloodline of Christ. The Chateau is a possible location of an immense treasure, such as a Templar, Cathar, or Priory of Sion hoard. The final resting place of a famous artifact like the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Longinus, the Emerald Tablets of Hermes Trismegistus- or even the Holy Grail. The authors also examine Rennes le Chateau''s proximity to Cathar and Templar fortresses, its mystical layout, and its location on the same Paris meridian as so many other esoteric mysteries. Extensive appendices in the book offer possible solutions to secret cryptograms, point out odd connections and commonalities between Rennes le Chateau and J.R.R. Tolkien''s Lord of the Rings, and suggest the possibility of fourth-dimension/tesseract implications.

Light It Up

release date: Nov 06, 2018
Light It Up
Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry''s son-in-law and the company''s operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry''s daughter and her company vulnerable.

Prom Dress

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Prom Dress
Robin, too poor to purchase a prom gown, is unable to resist secretly borrowing the beautiful lace dress she found hanging in her elderly employer''s attic, and discovers too late that the dress is cursed.

A Walk in the Darkness

release date: Jan 01, 2000
A Walk in the Darkness
More than fifty years after members of an archaeological team are found murdered after making a truly amazing discovery, an Israeli and Palestinian team up to solve the mystery.

Nine

release date: Oct 01, 2003
Nine
LAPD homicide detective Alex Hartwick tackles a perplexing case in which all the victims in a series of murders are on the FBI''s Most Wanted list, a situation that is further complicated when his own nephew is implicated. Reprint.

Roseanna

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Roseanna
The discovery of the body of an unknown rape and murder victim sends Detective Inspector Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad on a six-month search to determine the identity of the victim and her killer from among dozens of suspects. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Room 13

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Room 13
Erin reluctantly accompanies her family on a summer vacation, during which she meets Sam, the mysterious boy in Room 13 at the Arcadia Inn who is capable of making her wishes come true. Original.

Playing the Dozens

release date: Dec 19, 1991
Playing the Dozens
When the man accused of killing a cop is found hanging in his cell, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Holden investigates a bizarre case involving drugs, money, sex, and corruption. Reprint. NYT.

The Magdalen Martyrs

release date: Mar 01, 2005
The Magdalen Martyrs
Struggling to remain sober and overcome a debt to a local thug, Jack Taylor accepts a job tracking down a woman who once befriended the thug''s mother, an assignment that proves increasingly challenging and dangerous. By the author of The Killing of the Tinkers. 35,000 first printing.

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst

release date: Dec 18, 2012
Blessed Are Those Who Thirst
Criminal investigating officer Hanne Wilhelmsen considers the possibility of a serial killer as she tracks down a series of numbers written in blood appearing on walls all over Oslo in this new novel from the author of 1222. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Awakening to Awe

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Awakening to Awe
Awakening to Awe is a self-help meditation on one of the most profound experiences of living—the sense of awe. Awe is the humility and wonder—amazement—before creation. It is also an attitude that can be both healing and life-transforming, particularly in our "awe-depleted" age. Through an in depth focus on people''s life stories (including that of the author), this volume explores the nature and power of awe for individuals, for societies, and for the potential course of humanity.

Someone To Kill

release date: Feb 06, 2002
Someone To Kill
When his wife, an investigative reporter working on a story about Germany and possible Cold War secrets, and their young daughter are killed by a car bomb, John Pavlak finds himself the prime suspect and sets out to find those responsible.

Disturbed Earth

release date: Sep 04, 2007
Disturbed Earth
In winter 2003, at the height of a terrible blizzard, when a pile of blood-soaked children''s clothing is found on a Brooklyn beach, Russian-born New York City detective Artie Cohen is drawn into a case involving the death of one child, the disappearance of another, and the fate of his missing godson. Reprint.

Every Dead Thing

release date: Jan 27, 2009
Every Dead Thing
Driven by visions of the dead, former NYPD detective Charlie Bird Parker tracks a serial killer from New York City to the American South--and confronts a monster beyond his imagining. Reissue.

The Skull Beneath the Skin

release date: Apr 17, 2001
The Skull Beneath the Skin
Hired as a bodyguard to faded actress Clarissa Lisle, the recent recipient of numerous death threats, Cordelia Gray accompanies the actress to an island castle, whose owner collects funeral paraphernalia.

Contest

release date: Dec 27, 2005
Contest
Unwittingly entered into a dangerous contest along with his young daughter, doctor Stephen Swain is placed into the labyrinth of the New York Public Library from which only one of seven contestants will emerge alive. Reprint.

Fatal Voyage

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Fatal Voyage
After a fatal airline crash in the mountains of North Carolina, Dr. Temperance Brennan heads to the site to help identify the victims, but the discovery of body parts that do not belong to any registered passenger leads the investigation into a dangerousc

Return to Howliday Inn

release date: Mar 28, 1992
Return to Howliday Inn
The fifth book in the Bunnicula series follows the fur-raising adventures of Harold, Chester, and Howie as they investigate strange goings-on at the "guest-home" for pets.

Antiques Swap

release date: Feb 01, 2016

In the Red

release date: Jan 01, 1999
In the Red
With his bestselling debut, Downtick, Regan C. Ashbaugh took thriller audiences by storm, drawing immediate critical comparisons to James Patterson and Thomas Harris. He earned additional praise for his exceptionally accurate portrait of Wall Street, allowing readers to experience a world Ashbaugh himself has inhabited for nearly twenty years. Now Ashbaugh returns to "the Street" he knows so well, a place where greed burns bright...but the desire to kill is the hottest flame of all. The top executives at the multibillion-dollar investment firm Morson-Grayhead are among the most powerful men on Wall Street. But all of their wealth can''t help them when a killer descends on their quiet Westchester mansions. Their wives are brutally murdered. Their homes burned to the ground. And the growing panic inside Morson-Grayhead has sent shockwaves ripping through the market. It''s up to Chief Fire Marshal Jake Ferguson, one of the shrewdest arson investigators in the tristate area, to bring this homicidal pyromaniac down. For Jake, it''s personal -- firefighters have given their lives. And each new victim rekindles the burning pain of having tragically lost his wife, Danielle, four years earlier -- a pain that''s suffocating his current relationship, Jake''s first since her death. Feeling like chum in shark-infested waters, Ferguson and his deputy dive headfirst into an investigation that opens their eyes to the high-stakes game played on Wall Street. All Ferguson knows is that there is precious little time before the killer strikes another match. Little time before he becomes the next victim. Explosive and full of shocking twists, IN THE RED cements Regan C. Ashbaugh''s place among today''s topthriller writers.

Blood Money

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Blood Money
Full Length, Thriller Characters: 1 male, 4 female Scenery: Interior Mike and Liz have a rocky marriage. She is an alcoholic and he is a philanderer who is having a fling with a young neighbor and a serious affair with his wife''s doctor. Mike and Liz have a secret: years ago they left a girl dying at a hit and run accident. Mike fakes dying, hoping the shock will kill Liz, but she rushes to the clinic where the doctor finishes her off. But then Liz bursts through the door and murders her "dead" husband and the doctor kills her again, taking revenge for the death of her daughter. "Nothing absolutely nothing is what it seems in this smart, riveting ... yarn full of gut wrenching plot twists and hairpin turns ... surprising special effects and tart wit." News Journal, Wilmington. "Serves to remind you that in the right hands, live theater can provide a thrill a minute." WDEL Radio, Wilmington. "Full of thrills and spills ... One of the best plays I''ve seen." Derby Trader.

Phantom River

release date: Jan 07, 2014
Phantom River
A woman who earns her living on Oregon''s treacherous Columbia River Bar... Bar pilot Jo Henderson knows all the myths and legends of her native Astoria, but her knowledge of the undercurrents in local events proves more deadly than she thought possible when an explosion dumps her into the Columbia''s icy winter waters. Though she survives her first "accident," she''s unknowingly become the target of a ruthless killer. A man sworn to save lives at the risk of his own... When Bostonian John MacFallon took the job of Astoria''s police chief, he left evil behind-he thought for good. But with the suspicious "accidents" piling up, Mac uncovers a plot that threatens to cripple the regional economy and destroy the woman who has quickly become far too important to him.

Deadly Masquerade

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Deadly Masquerade
In this true-life account, Donita Woodruff reveals how her picture-perfect romance with her new husband is shattered after she discovers he is having an affair with a transsexual, who is also a suspect in a 20-year-old murder case. Includes an 8-page photo insert.

Bones in High Places

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Bones in High Places
Reverend Francis Oughterard goes to the south of France to the villa he inherited from his murder victim and joined by his cat, his bone-obsessed hound, and Nicholas Ingaza, the man who gave him his alibi for the murder, they look for Nazi gold, rumored to be hidden in the villa.

Absolute Intolerance

release date: Dec 17, 2015
Absolute Intolerance
Homophobia turns deadly when a serial killer strikes in this hot new release in legal thrillers Lawyer Brent Marks advocates a case for a gay couple''s marriage. After victory, the couple is found in their home brutally murdered, serial killer style. Can Brent bring himself to defend the only suspect in the case? Where ethics and tolerance collide, Brent must solve the murders to form a viable defense. Critical Praise "Kenneth Eade is one of our strongest thriller writers on the scene and the fact that he draws his stories from the contemporary philosophical landscape is very much to his credit." Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame, Top 100 and Vine Voice "Absolute Intolerance is packed with delightful twists and turns, but its real surprise lies in an unexpected conclusion that neatly sums up events without a predictable path being taken. This makes for a gem of a read for courtroom drama and mystery fans used to the clues adding up to one direction. Without spilling beans, suffice it to say that Absolute Intolerance remains thought-provoking from start to finish, and is a winning story fueled by issues of religious and gay civil freedoms alike." Midwest Book Review Scroll up and order your copy of Absolute Intolerance now! PRE-ORDER SALES PRICE EXTENDED FOR ONE WEEK

Hard News

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Hard News
Working as an assistant camera operator for a major news network, Rune discovers a tape in the network''s archives of a man convicted of murder, and, convinced of his innocence, she begins resurrecting the old murder case.

And Then There Were None

release date: May 13, 2001
And Then There Were None
One by one, the guests arrived at the mansion on Indian Island, summoned by a mysterious host. And one by one, with terrifying meticulousness, they were stalked by a cunning murderer. Utterly baffling...and yet there was a pattern, concealed in a nursery rhyme hanging over the fireplace.

A Masterpiece of Revenge

release date: Jan 01, 1998
A Masterpiece of Revenge
The world''s foremost expert on artist Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) finds himself the target of a blackmailer who wants him to choose between his impeccable reputation and the life of his son.

Unsigned

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Unsigned
The mysterious death in a boating accident of McKinley Montague, author of sensational thrillers about serial killers, spells danger for publisher Alex Plumtree, whose investigation into Montague''s odd demise leads to a series of bizarre accidents, threats, and unexplained deaths. Original.

The Devil's Playground

release date: Nov 01, 2013
The Devil's Playground
It is 2011, and Mel Taylor appears to be just a regular guy—and yet he is anything but ordinary. Despite being born in 1916 and witnessing the devastation of World War II, Mel is only forty-four years old. Now this genealogist is trapped between painful memories of his past and his life in the present where he is plagued by confusing nightmares that rob him of his sleep. He is simply doing his best to find his way in the world. When his friend, Joseph, asks for a favor, Mel finds himself helping a father desperate to find his missing son. He follows a dangerous path into his past—and his secrets, one of which he holds in his possession called the sapphire staff, a holy relic of incredible power. As Mel and his assistant, Emily Haptonstall, embark on an investigative journey to find the missing boy that leads them on a search in the Iowa cornfields for a rogue Nazi scientist, they soon find their lives in danger. Now Mel is left with no other choice but to remove the staff from its hiding place and rely on its powers to save the boy and others from a ruthless individual who will do anything to acquire the staff.

Winter of the Wolf Moon

release date: Feb 15, 2001
Winter of the Wolf Moon
When a young Ojibwa woman asks former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight for assistance, the reluctant private investigator is plunged into a dangerous adventure involving a drugged out hockey team, two strange armed men, and a killer from abroad. Reprint.

Jinn

release date: Apr 24, 2004
Jinn
Investigating a string of unusual murders in Boston, two police detectives find themselves tracing leads back to a group of World War II marines, a mysterious submarine, and a high-security prison, and discover that an otherworldly force may be responsible. Reprint.

Diamonds for the Dead

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Diamonds for the Dead
Coming home to Reston, Virginia, to bury his estranged father, Josh Handleman gets the shock of his life when he finds out that his thrifty father is actually a wealthy man who collected diamonds, but when Josh tries to locate the gems he discovers they are missing and begins to wonder if his father''s death was really an accident or if it was murder.

Trauma

release date: May 12, 2015
Trauma
Quitting her residency after a tragic mistake, Dr. Carrie Bryant returns home to care for her combat veteran brother and pursues a experimental therapy for PTSD before teaming up with an investigative reporter to find a missing patient.
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