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Lost Girls

release date: Jun 30, 2009
Lost Girls
Summoned to the Caribbean by a mysterious philanthropist to solve the mystery of a murdered woman whose body had been branded with a hunting tattoo, blind psychic Sherry Moore unveils key information about a human trafficking network.

Whodoneit! A Film Guide

release date: Jan 01, 2014

Love Kills

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Love Kills
Homicide police detective Nan Vining and her partner and lover, Jim Kissick, arrive at the Berryhill compound, a healing ground for the rich and famous, to investigate several high-profile murders that are linked to Vining''s own mother, who was a friend to one of the victims. Original.

Last Breath

release date: Jun 24, 2008
Last Breath
A follow-up to 18 Seconds finds blind psychic Sherry Moore as she telepathically witnesses the brutal acts committed by a ruthless serial killer from the perspective of the final moments of his victims. 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....

Bones to Ashes

release date: Jun 24, 2008
Bones to Ashes
Discovering the skeleton of a young girl in the neighborhood of a childhood best friend who had gone missing thirty years earlier, Tempe Brennan investigates suspicions that the victim and her friend are one and the same and that the case is related to two other unsolved deaths. Reprint.

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.

Heaven's Keep

release date: Jul 13, 2010
Heaven's Keep
Receiving evidence that a plane crash that killed his wife may not have been an actual event and that she may still be alive, Cork O''Connor travels to Wyoming to investigate allegations about the pilot''s identity and is confronted by a series of deadly interferences.

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.

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.

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.

Dead Soul

release date: Aug 03, 2004
Dead Soul
Investigating the death of a fellow tribe member, Charlie Moon hopes that the victim''s senator boss will be forthcoming with information and wonders how the disappearance of a young college student may be related. Reprint.

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.

Every Dead Thing

release date: Jan 27, 2009
Every Dead Thing
PI Charlie Parker, a former New York policeman, searches for the killer of his wife and daughter. Two women help him, a pretty criminal psychologist and an old Creole woman with psychic vision.

Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass

release date: Jun 25, 2019
Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass
When exotic pet-sitter Belinda Blake moves into a carriage house in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, she’s hoping to find some new clients. Instead she discovers a corpse in the garden—and a knack for solving murders . . . Pet-sitter Belinda Blake doesn’t rattle easily, but move-in day has been eventful, to say the least. The python in her care tried to slither to freedom—just as she met Stone Carrington V, her landlords’ disarmingly handsome son. With the constrictor back in its cage, she heads out to the garden, only to discover a designer shoe poking out of the boxwood hedge—attached to a woman’s dead body. The victim, Margo Fenton, was a Carrington family friend, and no one in their circle seems above suspicion. Between client trips to Manhattan and visits to her family in upstate New York, Belinda begins to put the pieces together. But though she’s falling for Stone’s numerous charms, Belinda wonders if she’s cozying up to a killer. And soon, daily contact with a deadly reptile might be the least dangerous part of her life . . . “A humorous series debut with exotic pets and a zany cast of characters. Gilbert’s cozy will make you smile.” —Amanda Flower, USA Today bestselling author of Premeditated Peppermint “Cozy fans will root for pet-sitter Belinda Blake as she unravels this cleverly-crafted mystery in a delightfully-deadly new series by Heather Day Gilbert.” —Elizabeth Spann Craig, author of the bestselling Myrtle Clover Mysteries “Smart and fresh, with a compelling mystery at its heart, Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass is an enchanting cozy that will hook you from page one. As will amateur sleuth Belinda Blake, a delightfully original heroine you’ll want to meet again and again.” —Karin Kaufman, author of the bestselling Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery Series “Snakes rank only slightly more favorably with me than spiders, leeches, and ticks. So you can imagine my surprise when, by the end of this book, the snake was my second favorite character after Belinda herself. On top of being a great book for animal-lovers (trust me, you’ll love even the snake), this was a fun read with a smart sleuth. I can’t wait to see what Belinda does next, where both pets and perps are concerned.” —Emily James, award-winning and bestselling cozy mystery author

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.

Heat Wave

release date: Jun 01, 2004
Heat Wave
Lieutenant Horatio Caine and his team of forensic specialists investigate the murder of crime boss Kurt Wallace amid the underworld power struggle for control of Wallace''s Miami crime empire. Original. (A CBS television series, produced by Jerry Bruckeimer, starring David Caruso, Emily Proctor, Rory Cochrane, Adam Rodriguez, & Khandi Alexander) (Suspense)

18 Seconds

release date: Mar 27, 2007
18 Seconds
A blind psychic possessing an ability to see murder victims'' final moments of life, Sherry Moore is reluctantly enlisted for help by New Jersey police Lieutenant Kelly O''Shaunisy, who is being targeted for her father''s role in a freed serial killer''s capture years earlier. Reprint.

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
Antiques Swap
When the jealous wife of a local tycoon is found dead, Brandy Borne, her ever-eccentric mother, and their sleuthing shih tzu investigate clues surrounding a super-secret high society bridge group.

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.

Disturbed Earth

release date: Sep 12, 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.

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.

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.

Not Like He Seemed (An Ilse Beck FBI Suspense Thriller-Book 2)

release date: Sep 22, 2021
Not Like He Seemed (An Ilse Beck FBI Suspense Thriller-Book 2)
The FBI desperately needs Ilse''s help to catch the "Alphabet Killer"-an unhinged serial killer who seems to be arranging his victims'' bodies in the shapes of letters. Is he spelling a word? Or hinting at who will be next? In this bestselling mystery series, FBI Special Agent Ilse Beck, victim of a traumatic childhood in Germany, moved to the U.S. to become a renowned psychologist specializing in PTSD, and the world''s leading expert in the unique trauma of serial-killer survivors. By studying the psychology of their survivors, Ilse has a unique and unparalleled expertise in the true psychology of serial killers. Ilse never expected, though, to become an FBI agent herself. Ilse, plagued by her own past, realizes the time has come to face her demons and revisit the site of her childhood home in Germany. But will the trip help her expunge her own dark memories-or push her over the edge? But in a frantic race against time, the FBI needs her to decode the Alphabet Killer. Is there a method to his madness, a way to stop the next victim before it''s too late? Or is this killer far more cunning and deranged than anyone could imagine? A dark and suspenseful crime thriller, the bestselling ILSE BECK series is a breathtaking page-turner, an unputdownable mystery and suspense novel. A compelling and perplexing psychological thriller, rife with twists and jaw-dropping secrets, it will make you fall in love with a brilliant new female protagonist, while it keeps you shocked late into the night. NOT LIKE HE SEEMED (An Ilse Beck FBI Suspense Thriller) is book #2 in a new series by mystery and suspense author Ava Strong. Books #3 and #4 in the series-NOT LIKE YESTERDAY and NOT LIKE THIS-are also available.

Bad News Travels

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Bad News Travels
Family secrets become a blackmailer''s deadly weapon in this pulse-pounding thriller by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of No Good Deed. The shocking suicide of Beth Daniels''s father--a prominent surgeon--has thrown the FBI agent into a tailspin. But when Beth heads to Saint Augustine, Florida, for the funeral, she''ll need more than the emotional support of her boyfriend, retired detective Jon Lancaster. She''ll need his gut instinct for solving a mystery. No sooner do they arrive than suspicions are aroused. There''s the pair of Russians who seem to be watching every move the family makes. A final, cryptic phone call Martin Daniels made to his granddaughter. Strange blood evidence on his estate. More than $1 million missing from Martin''s account. And his cell phone, wiped clean, along with clues to a double life. To Beth, it''s disturbingly clear: the man she loved was a stranger. As she and Jon delve into Martin''s past, they have no idea where the secrets will take them. Or how dangerous it will be to expose the conspiracies, the cover-ups, and the terrible truths of Martin''s life--and death.

Girl in the Air

release date: Apr 11, 2016
Girl in the Air
6''3" 200LBS, AIRBORNE AND ANGRY. ARE THEY SMART ENOUGH TO LEAVE HER ALONE?A teenaged loner with anger issues, Alice Brickstone''s mission in life is to find out who or what killed her twin brother a decade earlier. All her parents will divulge is that he died on a family trip to an ashram in India. When she begins to see faces from her childhood nightmares in her remote ski town in Colorado, Alice sees an opportunity to hunt for information...and revenge. She works alone and observes no caution. Her simple mission is complicated when a strange Himalayan hermit shows up in the woods near her house telling her that she paranormal abilities. Skeptical but determined to use any advantage to end the threat against her, she is shocked to suddenly become the hunted. There is only one way out--Alice must master her newfound skills and fly before tragedy takes over again.GIRL IN THE AIR is the first book in a series of page-turning, fast-paced psychological thrillers set in the rocky mountains. Be transported into Alice''s low-tech world of ancient yogic supernatural abilities, modern teenaged angst and post-modern world problems. If you like your heroes big like Jack Reacher, weird like Carrie, or scarred like Harry Potter, you''ll love Tyler Pike''s character, Alice Brickstone.

The D. Case

release date: Jan 01, 1992
The D. Case
The text of Dickens'' unfinished novel is interspersed with solutions to the mystery of who killed Edwin Drood

Pursuit Into Darkness

release date: Oct 01, 1995
Pursuit Into Darkness
Journeying to Venezuela where rare artifacts and iron ore deposits have been simultaneously discovered, corporate chairperson Sam Warrender finds himself in an explosive confrontation with an archaeologist, environmentalists, and the media. Reprint.

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.
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