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  • Anglais A Family Affair

    Fern Michaels

    In a city built on dreams, Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But out of her dancer’s costume, she’s as down-to-earth as they come. That’s why she ignores the admiring note that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn’t easily dissuaded. An American education has made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride--and the woman he wants is Trisha.
    After a breathtaking visit to Malik’s kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish attempts to adjust to an opulent new lifestyle. In the midst of these dizzying changes, she vows to help her sister, Emma, whose marriage has ended in a bitter breakup. And through it all, she strives to stay true to what matters most--love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years--and embrace the everlasting dance of life.
    “Fern Michaels never fails to deliver a heartfelt and wrenching story . . . A wonderful and powerful read.” --Fresh Fiction on A Family Affair
    “Michaels’ latest is sure to capture the hearts of its readers, even while tickling their funny bones.” --Booklist on The Blossom Sisters
    “Michaels just keeps getting better and better with each book . . . She never disappoints.” --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Forget Me Not

  • Anglais Where Did I Come From?

    Peter Mayle

    For more than twenty years, Where Did I Come From? has helped parents explain the facts of life to their curious children. Millions of children have enjoyed the humor and honesty in this book, while learning how babies are really made.
    Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins are also the bestselling team responsible for What's Happening to Me? a guide to puberty.

  • The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century
    William Johnstone is acclaimed for his American frontier chronicles. A national bestseller, the legendary storyteller, along with J.A. Johnstone, has written a powerful new novel set in Texas--one century after the Revolutionary War. . .
    Liberty--Or Die For It
    One hundred years ago, American patriots picked up rifles and fought against British tyranny. That was Boston. There the enemy was King George III and his British troops. Now, In Last Chance, Texas, in the Big Bend River country, it's Abraham Hacker, a ruthless cattle baron who will slaughter anyone who tries to lay claim to the fertile land and everything on it. For Last Chance, freedom is under siege one violent act at a time. Until wounded Texas Ranger Hank Cannan arrives in town. Seeing the terrorized townfolk, Cannan is ready to start a second revolution. It's going to take a lot of guts. But one way or the other, Cannan is out to set Last Chance free--with bullets, blood, and a willingness to kill--or die--for the American right of freedom. . .

  • Anglais Chickadee Chickadee Bang Bang

    J R Ripley

    Ruby Lake, North Carolina, might be the perfect place to go birdwatching during autumn, but it’s also a habitat for murder . . .
    As Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms guides a halfhearted birding group around Ruby Lake, rumors soon start flying about the annual Fall Festival’s classic car and tractor show. Local eccentric Chick Sherman--boasting the hottest ride in town--has ruffled feathers by mysteriously entering the contest, and curious Amy hatches a plan to sneak a glimpse at the phantom automobile before the big event kicks off . . .
    But competition turns deadly when Amy finally spots the sleek ’56 El Morocco--and it’s on top of Chick’s very dead body. With her neighbor and business partner framed as the murderer and priceless Audubon prints suddenly missing from Chick’s home, only Amy can identify the telltale markings of a killer before another hapless victim is plucked from the flock . . .
    Praise for J.R. Ripley’s Beignets, Brides and Bodies
    “Appealing . . . A clever, amusing cozy.” --Publishers Weekly
    “Ripley’s entertaining second series outing is a tasty option for foodie mystery fans.” --Library Journal

  • Anglais Break of Day

    Andie J Christopher

    One Mistake
    Carla Hernandez needs to drop off the glamorous Miami grid. Her aunt's house in Havana seems the perfect place to get over being dumped by her fiancé--and figure out why she keeps messing up her life. But photojournalist Jonah Kane’s unexpected presence is one sizzling mistake she’s hungry to make.
    One Temptation
    Jonah thought his favorite Cuban refuge would help him get some badly-needed peace. Still, he’s ridden out way worse than the tropical storm trapping him with Carla. And he’s going to handle this spoiled little princess on his own dominant, seductive terms just until the storm is over. Too bad this sexy wild card only makes him only want more. And more . . .
    No Restraints
    Now Carla’s back home--but not quite alone. When her baby is born, she’s going to raise it on her own, no matter how much she still burns for Jonah. But Jonah can’t get over her irrepressible spirit or the passion they shared. And trying to walk away is only making things too hot to resist . . .
    “Break of Day does not disappoint. Readers will be swept away by the lustful looks, tumultuous pasts, and unapologetic sex drive of the protagonists.” --RT Book Reviews

  • Anglais The Forger

    Michele Hauf

    When Interpol’s covert behind-the-scenes Elite Crimes Unit looks for new talent, they recruit someone who knows all the tricks--and sometimes a troublemaker is exactly who’s needed for the job…
    Olivia Lawson’s bosses at Scotland Yard don’t take her work very seriously. Art and antiquities? Bor-ing! But her latest investigation, at London’s world-renowned Tate, is turning out to be far more explosive than anyone expected. In fact, the vandalized, booby-trapped painting hanging on the gallery wall would have blown her off her feet if it wasn’t for the tall, dark-haired stranger who tackled her at the last second--a stranger as finely sculpted as any masterpiece in the museum.
    Ethan Maxwell is working this case for the Elite Crimes Unit because it was a choice between that and lockup. A (barely) reformed art forger, he’s got the expertise to lead Olivia through a dangerous manhunt. But the crime may have a more personal connection to him--and the all-too-real feelings he’s developing toward Olivia could pull her into the line of fire too . . .
    “Hauf delivers excitement, danger, and romance in a way only she can!” --#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon

  • Anglais Monster

    Steve Jackson

    "One of the best books short of the famous Ann Rule works." --True Crime Book Reviews
    On a snowy winter evening in 1982, twenty-one-year-old Mary Brown accepted a ride from a handsome stranger in the resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. The trip ended with her brutally beaten and raped. Mary survived, but her predator's violence had only just begun.
    After ten years in prison, Tom Luther was released a far more vicious criminal. Soon, from the Rockies to West Virginia, like Ted Bundy, Luther enticed a chain of women into his murderous trap. In this gripping new edition of a true crime masterpiece, acclaimed author Steve Jackson recounts the intriguing pursuit and long awaited conviction of a charismatic, monstrous psychopath--one who remains a suspect in three other crimes, and has never given up hope of escape.
    "Steve Jackson is a born storyteller. He makes you sweat. . .and turn the page." --Ron Franscell, author of The Darkest Night
    Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos

  • Anglais House of Secrets

    Lowell Cauffiel

    "Horrific, totally engrossing. . . A compelling look at insane brilliance." --Ann Rule @16@@16@@20@A psychopathic mastermind whose reign of terror had no limits--even murder. . . @21@@16@@16@For years, Eddie Lee Sexton ruled his family with perverse domination. He enforced every cruelty imaginable, from vicious beatings to raping his daughters and fathering their children. Yet the sadistic father nearly escaped death row on a legal technicality. @16@@16@Lowell Cauffiel's unsparing non-fiction thriller reveals a house of horrors Eddie Lee Sexton thought no one would ever see. Now updated, it shows how Sexton's sick genius ultimately dodged justice, and investigates the tragic aftermath of his victimized family. @16@@16@"An odyssey into American pathology. Deeply disturbing." --@18@Detroit Free Press@19@@16@@16@"A balanced and grimly engaging true-crime account." --@18@Publishers Weekly@19@@16@@16@"Cauffiel knows how to dramatize true crime." --Elmore Leonard@16@@16@@20@Warning!@95@#160;Contains@95@#160;16 pages of graphic@95@#160;photos.@21@

  • Anglais Kill the Ones You Love

    Robert Scott

    A fast-paced, unforgettable real-life thriller. --Sue Russell
    Family On The Run
    A handsome, married young father and former deputy sheriff, Gabriel Morris looked like the picture of respectability. When his mother and her boyfriend were found brutally murdered in their pleasant Oregon seaside home, authorities were shocked to find a trail leading to him. Soon, police in several states were caught up in a riveting chase as Gabriel, with family in tow, went on a cross-country crime spree. No one knew if his wife, Jessica, was a victim or accomplice; or if his four-year-old daughter was in jeopardy. In a gracious Virginia suburb, a SWAT team swooped down on the renegade family and ended their wild, dangerous ride. What followed was even more shocking, as the story of how Gabriel Morris ended up on the wrong side of the law took investigators on a dark journey into the heart of a killer. . .
    Includes 16 pages of dramatic photos.
    Praise for Robert Scott
    "Compelling and shocking. . .a ground-breaking book." --Robert K. Tanenbaum on Shattered Innocence
    "Scott grabs the reader's attention." --Reviewing the Evidence

  • Anglais House of Lies

    Linda Rosencrance

    Killer Debutante
    Kelley Cannon was living the American Dream. The former prom queen had three beautiful children with her successful, handsome husband, Jim, and an elegant home in well-to-do Nashville. But when their housekeeper found Jim murdered, strangled to death as their children slept, the fairytale collapsed. Behind the facade, Kelley's glamorous lifestyle was being torn apart by infidelity, alcohol, and drug abuse. When she went from prime suspect to accused, a jury had to decide--How could a 90-pound woman overpower a grown man to death? Their finding: premeditated murder, a life sentence--and a storybook life that masked a dark, violent truth . . .
    "What caused petite, pretty Kelley Cannon to snap? Find out in this page-turning account of a woman who killed her husband." --Burl Barer, Edgar Award-winning Author of Body Count and Head Shot
    "A gripping true-crime shocker."--Burl Barer
    Case seen on Dateline
    Includes 16 Pages Of Photos

  • Cold Storage
    In May 2003, an Arizona man who'd bought dozens of sealed boxes at a self-storage facility's auction of unclaimed property made a horrifying discovery: the bodies of three plastic-wrapped infants, one of which had become mummified over the years. Police traced them to Dianne Odell, 50, a mother of eight children, who admitted the babies were hers but claimed that they'd died of natural causes. She'd kept the bodies for over twenty years before abandoning them.
    Justice Deferred
    In 1989, police had found the remains of a long-dead infant in a suitcase in the trunk of a car Odell had abandoned. The statute of limitations on manslaughter had saved her then from prosecution. She maintained that the fetus was the product of a rape by her father and, after he beat her, was stillborn.
    Baby-Killer's Fate
    Odell said her own domineering mother had forced her into teen prostitution and murdered what she viewed as "bastard children." Both parents were dead and unable to contradict her. Would Odell's stories sway the jury and buy her the mercy her babies were never granted? Or would she be forced to face the consequences of bringing innocent lives into the world--only to end them in cold blood. . .
    16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

  • Con Man
    In December 1989, in upstate New York, Gary C. Evans, 35, a master of disguise and career criminal who had befriended David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz, began weaving a web of deadly lies. Evans told a female friend that Damien Cuomo, the father of her child, had deserted her. Of that he could be certain, since he'd killed Cuomo, and subsequently struck up a ten-year romance with the woman while tricking her into believing Cuomo was still alive.
    Law Man
    Evans first met New York State Police Senior Investigator James Horton in 1985, when Evans fingered Michael Falco, 26, as the brains behind their theft team--yet failed to mention that he'd murdered him. Then, two local jewelry dealers were killed. In 1997 Tim Rysedorph, 39, another old friend, went missing. Was Evans responsible? Horton launched a nationwide manhunt to uncover the truth.
    End Game
    For more than thirteen years, Evans and Horton maintained an odd relationship--part friendship, part manipulation--with Evans serving as a snitch while the tenacious investigator searched for the answers that would put him away. After Horton used Evans as a pawn to obtain a confession from a local killer, Evans led Horton in a final game of cat-and-mouse: a battle of wits that would culminate in the most shocking death of all. . .
    16 Pages Of Revealing Photos

  • He Used A Hand Saw. . .
    On Valentine's Day 2007, in a suburb of Detroit, stay-at-home dad Stephen Grant filed a missing person's report with the local sheriff. Grant's wife Tara had disappeared five days earlier. He'd been searching for her ever since--or so he claimed.
    He Started With Her Hands. . .
    Over the next two weeks, police questioned Grant. He lashed out, accusing them of harassment, pleading his innocence in television interviews. He swore that his wife, a successful businesswoman, had abandoned him and their children. Then the police made a gruesome discovery. . .
    He Kept Her Torso In The Garage.
    After his arrest, Grant confessed to strangling his wife and cutting her body into fourteen pieces while the children slept. Detroit News reporter George Hunter interviewed Grant several times, learning shocking details of his relationship with Tara. This chilling account goes inside the twisted mind of a husband who snapped--and a marriage that ended in bloody carnage.
    Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos
    George Hunter has spent the last ten years covering murderers, rapists and gangsters as an award-winning police reporter for The Detroit News. His national television appearances include CNN's Nancy Grace, Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, and MSNBC News.
    Melissa Ann Preddy is a Michigan-based freelance writer who spent more than thirteen years as a reporter, columnist, and editor for The Detroit News. She was a 2004-2005 Knight-Wallace Fellow in Journalism at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and presently is writing a fictional mystery series.
    Both authors live in the Detroit area.

  • “Elegantly constructed, searingly honest, and impossible to put down.” –Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon, winner of the National Book Award
    “There are moments when I suddenly realize that I’m a nice boy from Iowa who is entirely comfortable sitting in a room of freaks.”
    So begins Patrick Moore’s unforgettable account of life as a crystal meth addict--a “tweaker.” Like a wild ride down Alice’s rabbit hole with a guide who is darkly funny and heartbreakingly honest, Tweaked chronicles a twenty-year trip that stretches from Moore’s lonely childhood in Iowa with his grandmother, Zelma--an alcoholic artist who, when loaded, turns frozen food into crafts projects --to the day he sits, naked, in a Los Angeles rental, hallucinating about psycho-robbers while talking to a possum he’s sure is God. Along the way, there are acid trips at the V.F.W., Dexetrim study halls with his Bad Girl Posse in the seventies, teeth-grinding nights of dancing and anonymous sex in New York City’s hottest eighties clubs, taking pictures of Andy Warhol, losing friends and lovers, and navigating a Byzantine underworld of cookers, users, club kids, dealers, and colorful characters as intense as the drug itself. There is Lee, the glamorous, outré bad boy with a devastating wit and a taste for danger; Tony, the tweaker who likes to remove his eyebrows; Ding-Dong, the Depends-wearing, nearly blind housemate; Hisako, the artist and squatter with an impenetrable Japanese accent and a fondness for hot plate cooking; “Mother” Judy, the tough, butch rehab counselor who takes no prisoners, and countless others on the road from crystal meth hell to eventual sobriety.
    Candid, gripping, and ultimately triumphant, Tweaked is that rarest of memoirs--a tale so vivid and personal in the telling it feels like fiction, but every word is true.
    “Devastating…Moore writes fearlessly.” --The Washington Post

  • Three women, each facing an empty nest, come together to cheer and challenge one another in this insightful, poignant new novel from acclaimed author Susan Kietzman.
    For years, Ellie, Alice, and Joan enjoyed a casual friendship while volunteering at their children’s Connecticut high school. Now, with those children grown and gone to college, a local tragedy brings the three into contact again. But what begins as a catch-up lunch soon moves beyond small talk to the struggles of this next stage of life.
    Joan Howard has spent thirty years of marriage doing what’s expected of Howard women: shopping, dressing well, and keeping a beautiful home. Unfulfilled, her boredom and emptiness eventually find a secret outlet at the local casino. Meanwhile, Ellie’s efforts to expand her accounting business lead to a new friendship that clashes with her family’s traditional worldview. And Alice, feeling increasingly distant from her husband, and alienated from her once fit body, takes up running again. But a terrifying ordeal shatters her confidence and spurs a decision that will affect all three women in different ways.
    Over the course of an eventful year, Ellie, Alice, and Joan will meet every other Wednesday to talk, plan--and find the freedom, and the courage, to redefine themselves.
    Praise for the novels of Susan Kietzman
    “Beautifully written and closely observed…captures the deep and complicated love of family. Reading this lovely novel, I felt the embrace of summer on the shoreline.” --New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice on The Summer Cottage
    “Readers will find themselves drawn into the tragedies and triumphs of this fictional family--distinct and yet utterly relatable.” --Hartford Books Examiner on The Good Life

  • Anglais The Sixth Victim

    Tessa Harris

    London’s East End, 1888: When darkness falls, terror begins . . .
    The foggy streets of London’s Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange experiences of late.
    Clairvoyants seem to be everywhere these days. Constance’s mother has found comfort in contacting her late father in a séance. But are such powers real? And could Constance really be possessed of second sight? Following the latest grisly discovery, Constance is contacted by a high-born lady of means who fears the victim may be her missing sister. She implores Constance to use her clairvoyance to help solve the crime, which the press is calling “the Whitechapel Mystery,” attributing the murder to the Ripper.
    As Constance becomes embroiled in intrigue far more sinister than she could have imagined, assistance comes in a startling manner that profoundly challenges her assumptions about the nature of reality. She’ll need all the help she can get--because there may be more than one depraved killer out there . . .

  • Anglais Positively Pippa

    Sarah Hegger

    “Sarah Hegger's voice is rich and witty and in a word, addictive.” --Terri Osburn
    From author Sarah Hegger comes an exciting new series set in small-town Utah, where secrets don’t keep for long--and love turns up in the most unexpected places.
    For Pippa Turner there’s only one place to go when her life self-destructs on national TV--home to Ghost Falls, and her heavily perfumed, overly dramatic, but supremely loving grandmother, Philomene. If anyone will understand how Pippa’s hit makeover show was sabotaged by her vengeful ex, it’s Phi. But she’s not the only one who’s happy to see her--and Pippa can’t help but wonder if Matt Evans, her gorgeous high-school crush turned Phi’s contractor, is game for a steamy close-up…
    Matt owes his whole career to Phi and her constant demands to embellish the gothically ridiculous house he built for her. Getting to see red-headed, red-hot Pippa is a bonus, especially now that she’s no longer the troublesome teenager he remembers. He’s willing to stay behind the scenes while she gives her own life a much-needed makeover, but not forever. As far as he’s concerned, their connection is too electric to ignore. And the chance to build something lasting between them--before she can high-tail it back to Hollywood--is going to the top of his to-do list…
    Praise for Sarah Hegger and her Willow Park Romance series
    “Hegger offers a breath of fresh air in the romance genre.” --RT Book Reviews
    “Hegger’s characters have real chemistry, especially in the bedroom.” --Publishers Weekly

  • Anglais Rachel's Dream

    Lisa Jones Baker

    Patience, faith--and the hopes and dreams within their hand-carved hope chests--help to bring three young Amish women, one by one, the blessed futures their hearts desire…
    Rachel Kauffman and Jarred Zimmerman seem to have nothing in common. She’s the outgoing youngest of a large, close-knit Amish clan, and longs to raise a brood of her own near those she loves. Estranged from his family by tragedy, Jarred is a young veterinarian who trusts the animals he heals far more than he trusts people. However, when Rachel’s beloved horse falls ill, Jarred’s struggles to save him show Rachel he’s a man who cares deeply. And the respect he feels for her gentle warmhearted ways soon becomes an irresistible bond…
    When Rachel tries to help Jarred reunite with his parents, it is an unexpected blessing--with one complication. If he takes this chance to put his past to rest, it could separate him and Rachel for good. Now, with prayer, love--and her hope chest’s small miracles--Jarred and Rachel must find the courage to reconcile their wishes into a joyous life together.
    “Written with tenderness and simplicity.” --New York Times bestselling author Joan Wester Anderson, on Rebecca’s Bouquet

  • Anglais Annie's Recipe

    Lisa Jones Baker

    Three young Amish women, each gifted with a hand-carved hope chest, find that one by one, with patience and faith, their most blessed dreams for the future can come true…
    Annie Mast and Levi Miller were best friends until his father was shunned by the church. Now, ten years later, Levi has returned to Arthur, Illinois, for a brief visit, and he and Annie discover their bond is as strong as ever. Spending as much time together as possible, Annie finds herself dreaming of a future with Levi. And Levi is soon dreaming of building a home on a beautiful local hillside--to live in with Annie. Yet their longings are unlikely to become reality…
    Levi is part of the English world, and while Annie cannot see herself there, she knows she must reveal her heart’s truth to him. And Levi, strongly reminded of his Amish roots, knows he must heal the bitterness of the past. And together, with love on their side, they just may find their way to an answered prayer…

  • Anglais Uniformly Dead

    Greta McKennan

    Historical seamstress Daria Dembrowski has her work cut out for her as she searches for a killer's pattern . . .
    Daria has come up with a brilliant new plan to expand her seamstress business beyond stitching wedding gowns--historical sewing. And with Civil War re-enactors setting up camp in her hometown of Laurel Springs, Pennsylvania, she has plenty of opportunities, including one client playing a Confederate colonel who's a particular stickler for authenticity.
    But soon the small-town peace starts coming apart at the seams as an antique doll is stolen from a Civil War exhibit and the cranky colonel is found impaled by his own bayonet. When Daria's brother is suspected of the theft and a bridal client's fiancé is accused of the murder, Daria is determined to untangle the clues to prove their innocence. She needs to get this case sewn up fast, though, before the murderer re-enacts the crime and makes her history.

  • Never underestimate the power of a pirate . . .
    Captain James Steele is duty bound to capture the privateer Scarlet Night and bring her rebellious crew to England to hang. Then he will leave his majesty’s service, make an upstanding marriage, and join the landed gentry. But the winds of fate are blowing the straitlaced commander utterly off course.
    Once aboard, James comes face to face with a pirate boy who is in reality fierce, desperate--and gorgeous--Samantha Christian, on the run from a sadistic Virginia plantation owner. With her identity unbound, the good captain dutifully takes her under his personal command, whereupon decorum goes out the porthole. But while his heart is lost to Samantha by the time they reach England, her noose still awaits. Now James’s sense of duty will be severely tested. As for Samantha, she has a plan, and a duty, of her own . . .

  • Anglais Magick & Mayhem

    Sharon Pape

    What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks?
    Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has learned to embrace her unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes to finalize the estate at the local attorney’s office--and stumbles over the body of her best friend Elise’s husband . . .
    As a brash detective casts the blame on Elise, Kailyn summons her deepest powers to find answers and start an investigation of her own. What with running a business, perfecting ancient spells, and keeping up with an uninvited guest of fabled origins, Kailyn has her hands full. But with the help of her uncanny black cat Sashkatu and her muumuu-clad Aunt Tilly, she’s closing in on a killer--who will do anything to make sure she never tests her supernatural skills again!
    “Magic, Merlin, and murder are a great mix for this fun debut cozy.” --Lynn Cahoon, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
    “Spellbinding, with magical prose, a wizardly plot, and a charming sleuth.” --Janet Bolin, Agatha-nominated author of the national bestselling Threadville Mysteries
    “Pape has a sure‑handed balance of humor and action.” --Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author
    “A charming, must-read mystery with enchanting characters. A fun and entertaining page turner.”--Rose Pressey, USA Today bestselling author

  • @18@Set amidst the opulent mansions and cobblestone streets of Old New York, this enthralling historical mystery by Rosemary Simpson brings the Gilded Age to life@95@mdash;in a tantalizing tale of old money, new love, and grave suspicion . . .@19@ @95@#160;@16@@16@ As the Great Blizzard of 1888 cripples New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie sits anxiously within her palatial Fifth Avenue home waiting for her fianc@14@@12@s safe return. But the fearsome storm rages through the night. With daylight, more than two hundred people are found to have perished in the icy winds and treacherous snowdrifts. Among them is Prudence@12@s fianc@14@@95@mdash;his body frozen, his head crushed by a heavy branch, his fingers clutching a single playing card, @18@the ace of spades@19@ . . .@16@ @95@#160;@16@ Close on the heels of her father@12@s untimely demise, Prudence is convinced Charles@12@s death was no accident. The ace of spades was a code he shared with his school friend, Geoffrey Hunter, a former Pinkerton agent and attorney from the South. Wary of sinister forces closing in on her, Prudence turns to Geoffrey as her only hope in solving a murder not all believe in@95@mdash;and to help protect her inheritance from a stepmother who seems more interested in the family fortune than Prudence@12@s wellbeing . . .@16@ @95@#160;@16@ @95@ldquo;Simpson vividly recreates the world of nineteenth-century New York City in this exciting debut mystery.@95@rdquo;@16@ @95@mdash;Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of @18@Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue@19@

  • An Entertainment Weekly TOP 10 ROMANCE BOOKS OF THE YEAR
    A Bookpage TOP PICK
    A Kirkus BEST BOOKS OF 2017
    A Vulture TOP 10 ROMANCE BOOKS OF 2017
    A Publishers Weekly BEST BOOKS OF 2017
    A Booklist TOP 10 ROMANCE FICTION 2017
    “Richly detailed setting, heart-stopping plot, and unforgettable characters.” --Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author
    As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . .
    Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South--to spy for the Union Army.
    Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet--risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.
    Two undercover agents who share a common cause--and an undeniable attraction--Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost--even if it means losing each other . . .
    Praise for the novels of Alyssa Cole:
    “Rich in atmospheric details and rife with unexpected dangers.”--RT Book Reviews
    “Sweet, sensual, and suspenseful . . . rousing and entertaining.”--Publishers Weekly

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