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  • Charley's Web: A Novel

    Charley's Web: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Joy Fielding
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Atria; 1 edition (2008, Mar 18th).
    Pages:   448

    Charley Webb is a beautiful single mother who writes a successful and controversial column for the Palm Beach Post. She’s spent years building an emotional wall against scathing critics, snooty neighbors, and her disapproving family. But when she receives a letter from Jill Rohmer, a young woman serving time on death row for the murders of three small children, her boundaries slowly begin to fade. Jill wants Charley to write her biography so that she can share the many hidden truths about the case that failed to surface during her trial. Seeing this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Charley begins her journey into the mind of this deeply troubled woman.Her path takes a twisted turn, however, when the anonymous letters she’s recently received from an angry reader evolve into threats, targeting her son and daughter. more

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  • Pinkerton's Secret: A Novel

    Pinkerton's Secret: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Eric Lerner
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Henry Holt and Co.; 1st edition (2008, Mar 4th).
    Pages:   336

    This romantic adventure conjures up the passionate life story of the Civil War era's legendary private eye, recounting dramatic exploits and his clandestine love affair with his partner Allan Pinkerton's story opens in Chicago on the eve of the American Civil War. After battling con men, train robbers, and vicious gunmen, Pinkerton senses that change is in the air. Already committed to the abolitionist cause and the Underground Railroad, he allies himself with John Brown's radical antislavery crusade. Upholding the law with one hand, he unapologetically breaks it with the other. Kate Warne joins the Pinkerton Agency--its first female detective-- and quickly takes her place as Allan's closest confidante. He asks Kate to join him, and she embraces his cause in all its contradictions and extremes. more

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  • Friday Nights: A Novel

    Friday Nights: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Joanna Trollope
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition (2008, Apr 15th).
    Pages:   336

    From the master of literary domestic drama, a page-turning novel that dissects the complexities of female friendship and the choices that define women’s lives.It is Eleanor who starts the Friday night get-togethers. From her window she sees two young women, with small children, separate, struggling, and plainly lonely—and decides to ask them in.What began as a lark soon becomes a ritual, and the circle widens to include six very different women. They range in age from Jules, who is twenty-two and wants to be a DJ, to Eleanor herself, a retired professional who walks with a stick. They include one wife, three mothers, three singles, and five working women. All of them, variously, value Friday nights.Until one of them meets a man—an enigmatic, significant man—and the whole dynamic changes. more

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  • Lethal Lineage

    Lethal Lineage

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Charlotte Hinger
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Poisoned Pen Press (2011, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   310

    A sinister Episcopal Bishop shows up to confirm Lottie and Josie Albright's niece at the new frame church built on the corners of four Western Kansas counties. The twins are already agitated over his scathing sermon when the Reverend Mary Farnsworth flees to the anti-room after dropping the chalice during communion. Josie, a psychologist, lingers after the service to comfort her, but Lottie immediately orders her sister to leave when they discover Reverend Mary's body. Alone with Talesbury, Lottie is frightened by the Bishop's cold strange rituals for disposing of the spilled wine, but as Deputy Sheriff, she's duty bound to attend to the death. Back at the county-wide picnic, an elderly lady informs Lottie that a man kneeling next to her scared Reverend Mary into a heart attack. more

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  • Phantom Pleasures

    Phantom Pleasures

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Julie Leto
    Publisher:   Signet (2008, Apr 1st).

    A hotel developer who wants to turn an abandoned island into an exclusive resort unwittingly unleashes a phantom cursed centuries ago-a spectral man who turns her secret desires into reality... more

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  • Hunter's Moon

    Hunter's Moon

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   C. T. Adams
    Publisher:   Tor Books; Reprint edition (2008, Sep 30th).

    HER ONLY OPTION IS DEATHSue Quentin has reached the end of her rope-she's desperate, and there's only one way out. Her plan doesn't include falling for Tony, the mysterious hit man she hires. He listens when she speaks and somehow convinces her that maybe her problems aren't entirely insurmountable. He even thinks her little potbelly is sexy. So he's a werewolf--everyone has flaws! Sue enjoys being coddled by Tony, and, for his part, Tony likes the way Sue moans when he touches her. She begins to think she and Tony might have a shot at a future together, despite his unorthodox profession . . . and even though she doesn't know his real name. But when Tony's enemies-not all of whom are fully human-decide Sue makes a perfect target, will Tony risk letting his darker side out during the day to save her? . more

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  • Dark Alleys

    Dark Alleys

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lillian Duncan
    Publisher:   CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012, Aug 19th).

    Being innocent and proving it are two different things. Tessa’s life spiraled out of control, and she finds herself in a dark alley on a cold wintry night where she witnesses a murder, and almost becomes his second victim. Homeless and alone, she knows the authorities won’t believe someone like her, leaving her only one option—to run. more

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