Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is busy planning a delicious menu for Oyster Bay’s biggest soiree of the spring. But she’ll need to serve some justice as well after one resident gets eighty-sixed… Everyone’s got their hands full in Oyster Bay, North Carolina. Aside from two upcoming weddings, there’s also the historical society’s annual fund-raiser: the Secret Garden Party and Candlelit Ball. Adding to the excitement, Olivia witnesses the discovery of a time capsule in the foundation of a local church. The historical society president hopes to display its contents at their party, but when the items are finally revealed to the public, Olivia notices one of them has vanished. After a frightening find beneath the pier—the body of Ruthie Holcomb—Olivia is certain there’s a connection between the young woman’s death and the missing piece from the time capsule. With the help of her fellow Bayside Book Writers, Olivia sets out to uncover some clues and ensure a killer has no reason to celebrate…
Gunned Down After years of hard work, Brian and Jeannie Legg had earned a well deserved life of leisure in their picture-perfect Phoenix mansion. Until their troubled son showed up with a need for cash--and a thirst for murder. . . Two Bodies David Legg was an obsessive control freak and an army deserter. After fathering an illegitimate child, he wooed and wed a trusting young woman--only to destroy his marriage with lies and infidelities. But his deceptions were far from over. . . A Savage Son In June of 1996, Jeannie and Brian were found shot to death, their bodies sitting next to each other on their living room loveseat. Jeannie's expensive ring and the couple's credit cards were missing. Meanwhile, David, the prime suspect, was living it up in Hawaii with his fifteen-year-old girlfriend, draining his dead parents' savings through ATMs. After a long and costly chase this remorseless killer faced a jury of his peers in 2000, and was locked behind bars for life. "True crime afficionados will savor this riveting read." --Publishers Weekly on Honeymoon with a Killer
Author: M. William Phelps
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Genre: True Crime
"A dark, true account of obsession." --Gregg Olsen "Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer." --TV Rage Smart, gorgeous redhead Beth Carpenter was a successful attorney in Connecticut's upscale coastal towns. Her brother-in-law, Anson "Buzz" Clinton, was a former exotic dancer--and, Beth decided, unsuitable to be her precious niece's guardian. On a cold spring night, when passing motorists discovered Clinton's bullet-riddled body along an interstate's exit ramp, detectives began to unravel a twisted trail of sex games, lies, greed, and family secrets. The investigation would cross the Atlantic Ocean before finally bringing justice home. With a revealing new update, this classic true-crime thriller is a gripping account of obsession, manipulation, and cold-blooded murder. "Phelps is a true-crime veteran." --New York Post "Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience." --Suspense Magazine "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
Someone resorts to murder and mayhem in the first mystery in the New York Times bestselling Book Retreat series... Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer. Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real-life killer. There’s no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up…
In this groundbreaking account of film history, Bettina Bildhauer shows how from the earliest silent films to recent blockbusters, medieval topics and plots have played an important but overlooked role in the development of cinema. Filming the Middle Ages is the first book to define medieval films as a group and trace their history from silent film in Weimar Germany to Hollywood and then to recent European co-productions. Bildhauer provides incisive new interpretations of classics like Murnau’s Faust and Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky, and she rediscovers some forgotten works like Douglas Sirk’s Sign of the Pagan and Asta Nielsen’s Hamlet. As Bildhauer explains, both art house films like The Seventh Seal and The Passion of Joan of Arc and popular films like Beowulf or The Da Vinci Code cleverly use the Middle Ages to challenge modern ideas of historical progress, to find alternatives to a print-dominated culture, and even to question what makes us human. Filming the Middle Ages pays special attention to medieval animated and detective films and provactively demonstrates that the invention of cinema itself is considered a return to the Middle Ages by many film theorists and film makers. Filming the Middle Ages is ideal reading for medievalists with a stake in the contemporary and film scholars with an interest in the distant past.
Author: Jean Thomas
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Falling back in love with his ex may be more dangerous than being trapped on an island… Brenna Coleman's past has caught up to her on the island of St. Sebastian…and she's not happy to see him. FBI agent Casey McBride has a job to do, and he won't let feelings for his ex-fiancée foil his mission. While investigating the activities of Marcus Bradley—a powerful billionaire commissioning a series of Brenna's paintings—Casey discovers the island's darkest atrocity. With Brenna at his side, he can't ignore the love they once felt—and still feel—for one another. But as Casey keeps close watch on Brenna, one question remains uncertain: Who is keeping close watch on them?
From the award-winning author of OVERDOSE and DYING TO REMEMBER “This medical thriller is chock-full of fascinating ideas—memory erasure, memory transfer, the military applications of memory—that will hook readers almost immediately.” --Publishers Weekly "The book moves forward with impressive momentum . . . Like running up a spiral staircase--you might see where it's going, but the twists will leave you dizzy." --Kirkus Reviews A teenage girl hobbles into the emergency room on the stump of an amputated leg, only to die in the arms of medical resident Jake Warner. She leaves behind a handgun, a strange diary, and many unanswered questions. Haunted by his inability to save the girl, Jake photocopies the diary before turning it over to the police. Days later another patient in Jake’s care unexpectedly dies, and he discovers that he has somehow forgotten everything from the entire day when he was treating the young man. Seemingly by coincidence he also wins a free vacation in Europe. Although the trip comes with unusual restrictions, he accepts and brings the girl’s diary with him. On the streets of Milan, Jake witnesses a mugging and helps the victim, a tourist named Tykeria. They fall in love, and together they try to figure out the connections among the deaths, the diary, and Jake’s forgotten day. But Jake’s problems, including his memory loss, keep getting worse. Somehow he must cross the void of lost memories to reveal the true cause of his patient’s deaths—and to save himself.
Author: Jonathan G Rigley
Release Date: 2013-02
Following an horrific crash landing, Flight 1872 would uncover one of the governments biggest ever kept secrets. With the 'Container' now missing from the burning wreckage, it's clear it needs to be found and protected at what ever the cost. Who is protecting the 'Containers' secret? Could this be a worldwide cover up and a cure to a killer disease? With such a rare blood group and failing organs, will Nathan be able to save David Benson, the pilot, his mentor, his soul mate? In desperation and acting on impulse, Will Nathan enlist the help of Shiva Lawman, who by anyone's standards is a gaunt, dark, creepy, cold and calculated killer. What does Shiva do night after night in the secret under ground medical theatre and who are 'The Night Men'? Is Shiva Lawman a sinister serial killer? Will Detective Inspector Neil Curtis find him and stop him in time? Will Shiva kill again? Nathan and Ellie convince Vernon, a simple but extremely clever computer hacker who endeavours to help them both in their desperation to save David and Diana. Will he be able to keep his findings secret and help them for what seems to be the unthinkable, or will he reveal their plan to the authorities? With time running out and Nathan and Ellie being followed at every turn, Lethal Evidence is an explosive, heart racing, epic adventure, into a dark and mysterious world of murder, medical procedures and government conspiracies. With Nathan and Ellie paying the ultimate price with friendship and love.
Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Genre: Literary Collections
William Burroughs closed his classic debut novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage' which he believed transmitted telepathic powers, a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters - a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel - he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space, to derange his senses - the perfect drug for the author of the wild decentred books that followed. Years later, Ginsberg writes back as he follows in Burroughs' footsteps, and the drug worse and more profound than he had imagined.