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Sooner or Later by Sole heir to her family's once formidable fortune, Ellie Parrish Duveen divides her time between running her small restaurant & trying to take care of her beloved grandmother. The last thing she has time for is men. Dan Cassidy, formerly a New York City cop, now the owner of a run-down California winery, is also too busy for love, or so he thinks.
Call Number: ADL
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
Bones by For Four Long Years, No One Has Known What Became of Julia Sayre On the morning after this mother of two disappeared, her family sought the help of reporter Irene Kelly. But despite Irene's best efforts, until now only one person has known where to find Sayre: her killer. Nick Parrish, brilliant and sadistic, already faces the death penalty in a torture-murder case. Now he wants to cop a plea -- life imprisonment in exchange for directing police to the isolated mountain grave where he buried Julia Sayre. The D.A. agrees to the controversial deal, and form a specialized team of law enforcement and forensic experts to accompany Parrish on his grisly journey. When the Sayres and the newspaper pressure the D.A. to include Irene on the expedition, their wishes are honored over the protests of the team. From the start, Parrish makes Irene the object of his unnerving attention. His knowing smile and relentless stares make her wonder if heavy chains, armed guards, and a protective search dog will be enough to keep him at bay. But Nick Parrish's deadly plan to regain his freedom is already in motion, and Irene will need all her courage and ingenuity to remain the reporter -- not the victim -- in tomorrow's headlines.
Call Number: BUR in MYSTERIES
Publication Date: 1999-09-08
That Old Black Magic by That Old Black Magic is New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark's savory and suspenseful confection filled with murder, mystery, history and voodoo, in which Piper Donovan must unmask a devious killer striking in New Orleans's legendary French Quarter. Aspiring actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan has barely arrived in New Orleans to perfect her pastry skills at the renowned French Quarter bakery, Boulangerie Bertrand, when a ghastly murder rocks the magical city. Intrigued by the case, Piper can't help but look for the "Hoodoo Killer" among the faces around her. Could it be the handsome guide eager to give her special private tours? Or the inscrutable jazz musician who plays on historic Royal Street? What about the ratings-starved radio talk-show host? Or even the amiable owner of the local Gris-Gris Bar? Though Piper has a full plate decorating cakes for upcoming wedding celebrations, she's also landed an exciting but unnerving role in a movie being shot in the Big Easy. When the murderer strikes again, leaving macabre clues, she thinks she can unmask the killer. But Piper will have to conjure up some old black magic of her own if she hopes to live long enough to reveal the truth.
Call Number: CLA in MYSTERIES
Publication Date: 2014-01-21
Find Her by Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home. Flora Dane is reckless. . . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime--a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him--she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
Call Number: GAR
Publication Date: 2016-02-09
A Perfect Obsession by Perfect suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham! The latest book in her New York Confidential series. Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead. Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan's, her family's pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who've worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close. The body of a young model is found in a catacomb under a two-hundred-year-old church, now deconsecrated and turned into a nightclub. A church directly behind Finnegan's in lower Manhattan. As more women are murdered, their bodies discovered in underground locations in New York, it's clear that the police and the FBI are dealing with a serial killer. Craig and Kieran are desperate to track down the murderer, a man obsessed with female perfection. Obsessed enough to want to "preserve" that beauty by destroying the women who embody it...
Call Number: GRA
Publication Date: 2017-03-28
Wait for Dark by In Clarity, North Carolina, the residents have fallen victim to an unfortunate series of events. But these deadly coincidences are anything but. Something is on the hunt in Clarity, and the only clue as to what is a cryptic note given to the victims 24 hours before they meet their ends: Wait for dark. Hollis Templeton and her team from the Special Crimes Unit are called in to investigate. But while the SCU has prepared them for the unknown, the incredible evil stalking Clarity shakes the team to their core. Now Hollis, the 'cat with nine lives' finds herself facing death.
Call Number: HOO
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
After All These Years by NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "We're back on affluent suburban Long Island--Isaacs country--and she doesn't miss a beat or a bet when describing its inhabitants." --New York Times Book Review Written with her trademark style, effervescent charm, and snappy wit, New York Times bestselling author Susan Isaacs delivers a delicious and insightful look at love and marriage--and homicide. The day after her lavish wedding anniversary bash, Rosie Meyers gets a big surprise: Her nouveau riche husband, Richie, is leaving her for a sultry, sophisticated, size-six MBA. So, when he's found murdered in their exquisitely appointed kitchen, no one is surprised to find Rosie's prints all over the weapon. The suburban English teacher is the prime suspect--the police's only suspect. And she knows she'll spend the rest of her life in the prison library unless she can unmask the real killer. Going into Manhattan on the lam, Rosie learns more about Richie than she ever wanted to know. And more about herself than she ever dreamed possible. After All These Years is an irresistible mystery, replete with Isaac's razor-sharp wit, splendidly drawn characters, and a brave, irreverent heroine readers will love.
Call Number: ISA
Publication Date: 2008-06-24
After She's Gone by In this explosive new thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delves into the deep bond between two sisters and their shared dream that becomes a harrowing nightmare of madness, hatred and jealousy… Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they’d survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes. Still, Cassie moved to L.A., urging Allie to follow. As a team, they’d take the town by storm. But Allie, finally free of small-town Oregon, and just that little bit more beautiful, also proved to be more talented—and driven. Where Cassie got bit parts, Allie rose to stardom. But now her body double has been shot on the set of her latest movie—and Allie is missing. Police discover that the last call to Allie’s phone came from Cassie, though she has no recollection of making it. Instead of looking like a concerned relative, Cassie is starting to look like a suspect—the jealous sister who finally grew sick of playing a supporting role. As the tabloids go into a frenzy, Cassie ends up on a Portland psych ward. Is she just imagining the sinister figure who comes to her bedside, whispering about Allie—a visitor of whom there is no record? Is someone trying to help—or drive her mad? Convinced she’s the only one who can find Allie, Cassie checks herself out of the hospital. But a sudden slew of macabre murders— each victim masked with a likeness of a member of Cassie’s family—makes Cassie fear for her safety and her sanity. The only way to end the nightmare is to find out what really happened to Allie. And with each discovery, Cassie realizes that no one can be trusted to keep her safe—least of all herself… Outstanding Praise For The Novels Of Lisa Jackson Close To Home "Jackson definitely knows how to jangle readers’ nerves…Close to Home is perfect for readers of Joy Fielding or fans of Mary Higgins Clark." --Booklist Tell Me "Absolutely tension filled…Jackson is on top of her game." --Suspense Magazine You Don’t Want To Know "Lisa Jackson shows yet again why she is one of the best at romantic suspense. A pure nail biter." --Harlan Coben, # 1 New York Times bestselling author "Shiveringly good suspense! Lisa Jackson ratchets up the tension as one woman's desperate search for her missing son takes her to the very brink of losing her husband, her sanity, her very self. Each chapter will leave you wondering who to trust. The answer: You don't want to know..." --Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author Devious "Terrifying...a creepy thriller sure to please Jackson's many fans." --Publishers Weekly Without Mercy "Her latest whodunit hits all the marks, taking readers on a nail-biting roller-coaster ride." –Library Journal "A juicy creep-a-thon…builds to a surprising cliffhanger ending." –Publishers Weekly (starred review) Malice "Taut, twisty…Malice displays the skilled Jackson at her best yet." --The Providence Journal
Call Number: JAC
Publication Date: 2015-12-29
The Dancing Floor by From the author hailed by Mary Higgins Clark as a master storyteller comes a simply irresistible story. On a tour of England's historic gardens, Heather Tradescent decides to visit Troyton House. Impressed by her knowledge of gardens and mazes, the owner insists that Heather stay on and help him restore the grounds. Reluctantly she agrees and is soon caught up in the investigation of a bizarre murder.
Call Number: MIC [in RCLS] LP MIC [at PRPL]
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
The Courage Tree by The story begins with the disappearance of nine-year-old Sophie and her parents' frantic search. As Sophie struggles for survival she discovers a run-down cabin and its mysterious tenant. Gabriella, a recluse, longs to help Sophie but can't risk the discovery of a secret that could ruin her. When it becomes apparent that Sophie's health is failing, Gabriella has to make a decision -- between her own life and that of an innocent child.
Publication Date: 2001-02-01
Riptide by Becca Matlock, a speechwriter for the governor of New York, is targeted by a stalker, who shoots the governor to prove his point. Seeking refuge on the coast of Maine, Becca finds herself at greater risk. Is an unexpected stranger to town the stalker or a friend?
Publication Date: 2000-07-10
The Sisters of Blue Mountain by A sisters' secret. A mysterious phenomenon. A murder that ties it all together. An emotional, suspenseful novel about the bond between sisters and the secrets we hold to keep our family safe,The Sisters of Blue Mountainby Karen Katchur is a thrilling mystery that hurtles towards an unexpected ending that will leave readers speechless. The small town of Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania thrives on the snow geese migration. Each year, the birds flock to the dam, and the tourists follow, filling up Linnet's Bed and Breakfast. But one morning Linnet wakes up to discover hundreds of dead geese by the B&B and her life is thrown into the media frenzy when her father--a former ornithology professor--is asked to study the case. As the tourists cancel their plans and Linnet's father's health grows increasingly worse, the last thing she expects is to see her estranged sister, Myna, on her doorstep. Myna has never stayed in one place for long after running from Mountain Springs. Although she and Linnet were close growing up, a family secret broke their bond, and Myna's return has brought back memories both sisters have tried to keep buried. When a reporter arrives in town who may have a connection to the sisters' past, Linnet and Myna are forced to confront the event that tore them apart. But when a young professor who was assisting their father on the case turns up dead--and their father becomes the primary suspect--Linnet and Myna realize that their secret won't stay hidden for long...
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
Out of Nowhere by Seven times a New York Times bestselling author, Doris Mortman's compelling blend of fast-paced, well-crafted prose, widening audience. Now, she surpasses herself with a tale chillingly close to today's headlines -- the story of a remarkable woman whose powerful enemies are prepared to strike at any moment.
Publication Date: 1998-07-01
Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts "just keeps getting better and better," says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Now, after the triumphant success of River's End, she reminds us why readers have already bought 35 million copies of her books--and keep coming back for more--with a suspenseful story of a woman struggling to survive in both body and spirit. Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt--and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope--who lived in the big house, just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child. After young Hope's brutal murder, unsolved to this day, Tory's life began to fall apart. And now, as she returns to the tiny town of Progress, South Carolina, with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, she is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of that terrible night. As she forges a new bond with Cade Lavelle--Hope's older brother and the heir to the Lavelle fortune--she isn't sure whether the tragic loss they share will unite them or drive them apart. But she is willing to open her heart, just a little, and try. But living so close to those unhappy memories will be more difficult and frightening than she ever expected. Because the killer of Hope is nearby as well."Nora Roberts delivers the goods with panache." --Publishers Weekly
Publication Date: 2000-03-06
Never Let You Go by "Stevens's taut writing and chilling depiction of love twisted beyond recognition make this a compelling read." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Disturbing, suspenseful, and just a little nerve-wracking." --Library Journal Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded, and her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it's her ex-husband, even though he claims he's a different person. But has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought? WithNever Let You Go, Chevy Stevens delivers a chilling, twisting thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
In the Event of My Death by They had been six teenage girls in Wheeling, West Virginia. Full of mischief. Acting wild. Having good times. And getting into trouble. they called themselves the Six of Hearts. Then one night things went to far. One of them died. The rest swore to never tell what really happened. Now, thirteen years later, someone has decided to kill the remaining Six of hearts. The first to die is Angie, a successful New York City actress. And flower-shop owner Laurel Damron, still living in Wheeling, may be next. She has gotten a chilling message in the mail. She knows a killer is watching her. But who? Only by searching the past can she uncover a haunting truth...only by looking deep with herself can she uncover a lost memory...and only by suspecting everyone she knows, does she have one slim chance of staying alive...
Publication Date: 1999-12-15
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