On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves. To the north on this warm and gentle day, another man in love--a Scottish Highlander--shows his own dear girl the house he will build for her in September. While back in England, a son awaits the undertaker in the wake of his widowed mother's death. This death will set off a series of murders across England, seemingly unconnected, that Rutledge will race to solve in the weeks before the fateful declaration in August that will forever transform his world.
Desperate to escape his overbearing father, Patrick McAllen disappears with his bride, heading north to build a new town--discovering strength, honor and true love along the way. After drinking away the grief from his family's death, Clint Truman avoids jail by taking a job in North Texas and settling down with a woman he vows to protect but never love--until her quiet compassion slowly breaks his hardened heart wide open... All Gillian Matheson has ever known is Army life, leaving his true love to be a part-time spouse. But when a wounded Gillian returns home to find her desperately fighting to save their marriage, he's determined to become the husband she deserves. Amidst storms, outlaws, and unwelcome relatives, the three couples band together to build a town--and form a bond that breathes life into the place that will forever be called Harmony.
Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner agrees to oversee a wedding in place of the ill Unitarian minister, unaware until the couple stands before him that they're two women. In the tempest of strong opinions that follows, Sam faces potential unemployment. Deeply discouraged, he wonders if his pastoral usefulness has come to an end. Then Sam receives a call from Hope, Indiana: it seems Hope Friends Meeting is in desperate need of a pastor.
Nicole Frank, after surviving a car accident, enlists the help of Boston police officer Sergeant Wyatt Foster to find a missing girl. Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.
Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles go into the wild to find a killer. After linking a recent Boston crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country and the killings of tourists in the bush of Botswana six years earlier, they plot to cage the hunter before he strikes again.
Heather Sloan has landed her dream job--the renovation of Vic Scarlatti's stately 1912 country home overlooking the icy waters of Echo Lake in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. Diplomatic Security Service agent Brody Hancock left Knights Bridge at eighteen, a few steps ahead of arrest and the wrath of Heather's older brothers. Though Brody had never planned to return, Vic, a retired diplomat and friend, needs his help. Staying at Vic's guest house makes it impossible to avoid running into a Sloan at every turn, especially Heather. Seeing her again has affected Brody more than he wants to admit.
Pet therapist Caro Lamont is thrilled to support the elite fundraising gala for Greys Matter, a SoCal greyhound rescue group. The guests are clad in shades of grey, champagne and donations are flowing, and fifty gorgeous greyhounds are in attendance. But before the evening ends, a stranger in their midst is dead. Caro sets out to help, but soon finds herself in the doghouse with homicide detective Judd Malone, and federal agent John Milner.
When a wealthy Palm Beach widow hires Hannah Smith to prove that she was sold "stigmatized property" without full disclosure, Hannah realizes she can stop the historic, some say haunted, house from being replaced by condos while tracking her family history. Although she doesn't believe in ghosts, she will learn some things are more dangerous than ghosts.
Born in 1903, and until his death in 2003, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium, from vaudeville to television. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. He helped redefine what it means to be a star. Richard Zoglin shows there is still much to be learned about this public figure, who, unlike many Hollywood stars, truly loved being famous, appreciated its responsibilities, and handled celebrity with extraordinary grace.
On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity. Freed, she left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over. But now Melisandre has returned to Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters. Tyner Gray, Melisandre's lawyer, has asked Tess Monaghan to assess Melisandre's security needs. As a former reporter and private investigator, Tess finds herself plunged into this disturbing case involving a manipulative mother, and a judgmental stalker that has been watching her every move.
Randall Beiler had always planned to marry Elizabeth Nolt. But when he assumes the responsibility for his younger siblings, he ends their courtship. When Elizabeth accepts a job as the Beiler's housekeeper, the young Amish couple will get a second chance at love.
In one life-changing moment, the lives of the exiles in Babylon are thrown into despair when a decree from the king's palace calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet but brilliant scholar, soon finds himself called upon to become the leader of his people. Forced to rally an army when all his training has been in the Torah, he struggles to bring hope in a time of utter despair, when dreams of the future--of family and love--seem impossible.
On the Ides of March, an ill wind blows no good--especially when it knocks down a tree limb in the oldest equine graveyard in America, revealing remains that are decidedly un-equine. It falls to Master of the Foxhunt, the indomitable "Sister" Jane Arnold and her trusty hounds to investigate an old murder with present day repercussions. To start off, the complicated relations between three old families and their prize thoroughbreds must be untangled. And when Sister's troublesome nemesis Crawford Howard sticks his nose in, she must make a difficult choice. Someone has killed and will kill again to keep a dark secret, but Sister Jane is not one to let sleeping dogs lie.
With her heart set on Hollywood, Ellis Eton is working as a telephone operator for a look-alike friend. She'll get acting practice plus the funds to get her a start in the movies. A disappointment to her Boston family, Ellis knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips. Her plan is simple: avoid his attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, things spiral out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call with Griff as the target.
Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don't get solved, and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end; one even Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case; because there's always a next one.
Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness.
The day Danielle Harding takes her 11-year-old son, Simon, and flees from her abusive husband is the same day Kurt Harding dies. A relieved Dani believes she and her son are finally safe--but in reality, the danger has just begun. When Kurt was alive, he took something important to a mysterious person. That person wants the item back and believes Dani now has it. As she and her son run for their lives, they have nowhere to turn, until she hires Adam Buchanan of Operation Refuge and goes into hiding. Unfortunately, she won't be able to hide for long.
Eve Dallas has become the object of one person's obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her, again and again. With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be delicate, and dangerous.
Fraternal twin brothers Peter and Michael McDowell have spent a lifetime competing for success and affection before that competition turned into an all-out war and made the brothers mortal enemies. While both Peter and Michael have grown into successful adults, they never managed to leave behind the animosity that took root in their childhood. With the collapse of his career and his marriage, Peter sees no other option than to move into the lake cottage his parents left him in their will. It's there that Peter and Michael's lives intersect, as they begin to make peace with the past.
Jon Smith and the Covert One team begin a worldwide search to recover several high-ranking members of government, including Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert who possesses confidential passwords and codes that his kidnappers could use to reprogram drones to strike targets within the United States.
On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor--an infant girl who falls into the hands of two French émigrés. They take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth's life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South.
A broadcast journalist and leading Alzheimer's advocate shares her husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease, examining this devastating condition and its effects on the people who have it and those who care for them.
The blogger behind the Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.
The coroner's verdict: suicide, after beautiful heiress Rosemary Barton dies from drinking a cyanide-laced glass of chanpagne at her own birthday party. Her husband George doesn't believe it, based on two anonymous letters that suggest murder. But who has a motive? Rosemary's lover or the lover's spurned wife, her penniless sister, or even George or his secretary? One year after her death, six gather for dinner in remembrance. The plan is to trap the killer, but instead, death strikes again.
Investigative journalist Rika Philips and her daughter arrive in the laid-back West Texas town of Coyote Springs for a relaxing summer visit with Rika's grandparents. Her vacation ends abruptly when Major Alex Huston enters the picture with the troubling mystery of his top-secret work at the nearby Air Force base. Rika's instincts tell her the public needs to know. Is national security at risk, or only Rika's vow not to tangle with another love-'em-and-leave-'em fly boy?
Collection of short stories, including tales of a fantasy writer guided by the voice of her late husband, a surprise held in an auctioned storage space, a woman mistaken for a vampire, and a long-ago crime avenged in the Arctic.
Shy and unattractive as a child, Megan was teased by her classmates. After her senior year in Paris, the wallflower has blossomed into a beauty. When she accepts an internship, Megan discovers that she'll be working with Devin Caldwell, who mercilessly mocked her at school--and with whom she was hopelessly enamored. When she turns to dear friend Bram Hughes for advice, his vision is clouded by a sudden attraction to a girl he'd thought of as a kid sister.
Investigative reporter Ronald Kessler penetrates the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service and presents stories about our nation's leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler includes presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on First Ladies, their children, and their relationships with the presidents. From observing reckless behavior that threatens the country's safety, to escorting presidential mistresses, to watching their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in detail.
The Bird family lives in a simple brick house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys attend the village school. Their father is a sweet gangly man, but it's their mother Lorelei, a beautiful free spirit, who spins at the center. Then a tragedy occurs and begins to tear the family apart. Years later, something calls them back to the house and to what really happened that Easter weekend.
When Amanda Dunn sets sail from England for Wilmington, North Carolina, she hopes to somehow restore shipments of raw materials for her family's textile mills, which have been severely disrupted by the American Civil War. When Amanda meets Nathaniel Cooper, her desire to conduct business and quickly return to England changes. Though captivated by one another, neither is fully aware of the other's true nature. Nathanial, who on the outside appears to be a poor but hardworking merchant, is actually a secret Yankee sympathizer who will stop at almost nothing to bring about freedom for those who live under subjugation, even when that involves questionable judgment. And Amanda's wealth is made possible by underpaid workers living in slums around the mills, not much different than American slavery.
Paige Mahoney escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have just begun: many fugitives are still missing, and she is the most wanted person in London. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the city's mime-lords and mime-queens are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but bitter fault lines run through the clairvoyant community.
Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton asks Flynne to take over a job he's supposed to do. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. Work a perimeter around the image of a tower building; little buglike things turn up, he's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect.
In The Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople's amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted "Villain of the Year" by Wizard Magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial arc in the history of The Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.
John Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen. Now the President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells, Shafer, and Duto know they have only twelve days to find the proof they need. They fan out, from Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Israel to Russia, desperately trying to tease out the clues in their possession. Meanwhile, the United States is moving soldiers and Marines to Iran's border. And Iran has mobilized its own squad of suicide bombers.
Old Indian trick -- Ministerial aid -- Slick-tongued devil -- Fire bird -- Unbalanced --Several stations -- High holidays -- Toys for tots -- Divorce horse -- Thankstaking -- Messenger -- Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns.
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine her surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital to find out that she's getting divorced, has three kids, and is actually thirty-nine. Now Alice must reconstruct a lost decade, and try to reconstruct her life. Ultimately, she must discover if forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and if it's possible to start over.
An eight-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster interweaves the story of his life and career with lively tales of major events and engaging figures in modern sports, from the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" finals to the 1989 World Series earthquake.