A Bay Tanner Mystery
(12th in the series)
Kathryn R. Wall
the past can be a blessing-and a curse.
twelfth installment of the award-winning series set in the South
Carolina Lowcountry, Bay Tanner finds herself at the center
of her own mystery when she becomes the object of a stalker.
The strange, almost childish messages appear at random and quickly
escalate from mildly annoying to frightening. While her apparent
admirer ramps up the pressure, the inquiry agency accepts a
new client. Hub Danforth wants his aging uncle, owner of a dilapidated
bungalow on a beachfront property worth millions, placed under
surveillance. Malcolm St. John has been acting strangely, and
Hub hopes Bay and her associates can help him prove the old
man incompetent, paving the way for Danforth to assume control
of his assets. Although he claims he has the old man's interests
at heart, Bay begins to have her doubts, especially when she
discovers a large real estate conglomerate, headed by Danforth's
ex-wife, also has designs on the valuable property.
St. John is attacked and one of the principal players is found
dead in a hotel room. Are the two incidents related? As Bay
tries to probe the erratic memory of the old man, she becomes
increasingly aware that he is living in a world long past, one
in which life was far simpler, but which keeps him from a full
realization of his own vulnerability. Can Bay keep him safe?
And who exactly does he need to fear?
As her life
seems to slide inexorably toward disaster, Bay Tanner must find
the courage to face all her demonsboth personal and professionaland
to realize that reliving the past can be both a blessing-and
Grafton, Sara Paretsky, and Marcia Muller come to mind as the
quintessential writers of the modern female private eye novel.
Wall, in a quiet and unassuming way, has produced a body of
work of equal quality. Highly recommended." Library
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HOUSE THAT WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP
A Delmarva Renovators Mystery
Author: David Healey
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man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and
a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and
keep it in repair, the rest of his days."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
in the attic and a body in the wall ...
Renovators has come to Chesapeake City on Maryland's Eastern
Shore to return the faded Captain Cosden house to its former
glory for the latest installment of its online home improvement
the colorful houses and unique history of the old waterfront
town on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal seem like the perfect
setting. But in addition to leaky pipes, bats and crumbling
plaster, the cast and crew soon encounter more than what's on
their punch list when a mummified body tumbles out of a wall.
The discovery unleashes a new series of killings as someone
sets out to settle old grudges.
renovation project at a halt and the future of Delmarva Renovators
in jeopardy, it's up to the show's producer and renovator extraordinaire
Tom Martell to solve the long-ago murder and stop whoever is
killing to avenge old wrongs.
book jazzes up old house lore with a fresh coat of small-town
history and mystery."
Award-winning author TAMAR MYERS
Healey peoples his novel with fully fleshed charactersputting
them in a setting on Maryland's Eastern Shore you just know
has to be realwith an easy writing style and sly touches
of wry humor."
JOE TERRELL, author of Not Our Kind Of Killing,
a Harrison Weaver mystery
Author: Craig Faris
Trade Paperback Original
what a book! It's a wild, white-knuckle ride, pedal to the
metal right from page one, never letting up. A very impressive
novel in ambition and scope, with intricate plotting, relentless
pacing, action-filled, with technical and procedural details
that bring authenticity to the story. Bravo for writing this
Ted Tally, Academy Award Winning screenwriter of
The Silence of the Lambs
Spectrum Conspiracy is a complex political thriller that has
the ticking clock intrigue of Angels and Demons and the
fast-paced thrills of A Clear and Present Danger.
is a suspended, but brilliant FBI agent, and a former alcoholic.
He has a partner he can't stand, who is dating the only woman
he's interested in, and a boss who is giving him one more chance.
Crosby starts looking into irregularities in the "official"
investigation of the President's assassination. Everyone is
convinced that the culprit is dead, but Crosby begins to uncover
clues of a far more sinister plot.
government entity is using a covert operation called, Project
Spectrum, to build a highly unstable thermonuclear weapon to
sell on the black market as a Trojan Horse. Unaware of the weapon's
instability, their terrorist clients would store it at their
most secure facility; possibility the same location where other
weapons of mass destruction are kept. But the scheme backfires
when the weapon is stolen and hidden in Washington, DC.
his partners are thrown into a race to save our nation's capitol
from not only the thieves, but also government thugs, who are
bent on protecting their ultimate anti-terrorist weapon, and
the fact that they assassinated the President to keep him from
exposing their ultimate anti-terrorist scheme.
is ticking, no one is listening, and in order to save thousands
of lives, Crosby will have to lose his best friend.
TO WRITE MAGICAL WORDS: A Writer's Companion
Edmund R. Schubert
David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart Jaffe, Misty
Massey, C.E. Murphy
is the best idea for a writing book that I've ever seen. It's
like sitting in a room full of professional writers, and after
each one delivers a riff on one aspect of writing, the others
weigh in to buttress, amplify, refine, or add to what was said.
It's an extended conversation with writers who know what they're
talking aboutand what matters in writing fiction that
really communicates with readers."
Orson Scott Card
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book that has the Ozarks buzzing!
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PHILLIPS: NASCAR's Only Five-Time Winston Racing Series Champion
Master Of The Short Track
Authors: Kendall Bell and David Zeszutek
take pride in knowing all about its drivers both
past and present. However, unless Larry Phillips is a part of
that history, it's not complete.
Throughout the Midwest, Larry was known
as the "master of the short track." He seemed unbeatable
and won an unprecedented five NASCAR Winston Racing Series Titles!
taught me how important it was to know your car.
He taught me a lot about racing."
Rusty Wallace, NASCAR driver
was only six or seven years old ... I thought Larry was a god.
He was so good they'd put a bounty on him."
Kenny Wallace, NASCAR driver and Speed TV commentator
Phillips is the only driver I'd pay to watch race."
Mark Martin, NASCAR driver
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of the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Award.
full of practical advice for the novice writer.
Even seasoned writers could use a copy as a refresher course."
Charlaine Harris, New York Times best-selling author
of 29 books in multiple genres; Sookie Stackhouse series is
HBO hit True Blood
book of its kind by far. Required for my college level students.
Recommended for all aspiring writers."
Reed Farrel Coleman, two-time Edgar nominee;
Shamus, Barry, and Anthony winner
News . . .
by Chris Roerden
wins Benjamin Franklin Award
Bella Rosa Books (Rock Hill, SC) won the 2009 Benjamin Franklin
Award in the category of Literary Criticism for its trade paperback
DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION: Insider Information from a Career
Editor to Save Your Manuscript from Turning Up D.O.A.
The national Benjamin Franklin Awards[TM] are sponsored by the
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) to celebrate
excellence in editorial and design. Judges come from all areas
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DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION is the expanded edition, for
writers in all genres, of the Agatha Award winner DON'T MURDER
YOUR MYSTERY: 24 Fiction-Writing Techniques to Save Your Manuscript
from Turning Up D.O.A., also published (2006) by Bella Rosa
Books. Each award-winning book reveals why 90 percent of the
manuscripts submitted to literary agencies and publishing houses
are rejected by page one, and what authors can do to boost their
odds of having their writing actually read.
Author Chris Roerden is a full-time book editor working in publishing
more than 40 years. She's edited writers published by St. Martin's
Press, Berkley Prime Crime, Harlequin, Intrigue, Midnight Ink,
Rodale, Viking, Oceanview Publishing, Walker & Co., and
many others. Roerden is a summa cum laude graduate of the University
of Southern Maine with a Master's degree in English, past president
of a trade association of Midwest university presses and independent
publishers, and a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters
in Crime, and Mensa. She also teaches writing and has led over
300 workshops in 3 countries.
Award Winner - Macavity Award Finalist - Anthony Award Finalist
MURDER YOUR MYSTERY
24 Fiction-Writing Techniques To Save Your
Manuscript From Turning Up D.O.A.
to fiction writers of all genres"
Midwest Book Review
editor demonstrates why most fiction manuscripts are rapidly
rejected. Loaded with positive examples from 140 mystery authors,
this well-researched volume shows numerous ways that ALL writers
can dramatically improve their craft and put forth the fresh
new voice publishers demand.
Even multi-published pros Margaret
Maron, P.J. Parrish, Phil Hardwick, and Kathryn Wall admit to
learning new techniques from Don't Murder Your Mystery.
a wealth of good advice, supported by excellent examples."
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ON A SOUTHERN BREEZE
Author: Mark de Castrique
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Reviewers Choice Award Finalist for Best Young Adult Mystery:
ON A SOUTHERN BREEZE
by Mark de Castrique
IN THE CLASSIC TRADITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
1860 A new locomotive christened A Southern Breeze steams
across the Carolina countryside carrying seventeen-year-old
Jeb Bennett and his twin sister Rachel Leigh to the exhilarating
promise of a summer in Charleston.
storm clouds gather over the landscape, fiercer storms rage
inside the passenger cars. The tensions between North and South
rapidly escalate until one traveler's journey abruptly and brutally
ends. Who was the murderer? Was the victim the real target?
Amid swirling suspicions and deceptive intrigue, Jeb and Rachel
Leigh join Pinkerton Detective Jonathan Ward in a race to unmask
isn't the only evil Jeb must confront. As motives and suspects
abound, Jeb learns what it means to place a price on a human
life, not only as a victim of murder, but also as property to
be traded and sold.
showdown means hard choices, a test of loyalties, and a face-to-face
encounter with Death On A Southern Breeze.
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your kids need to work around the house (and how to get
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Doing chores improves your child's chances for a happy marriage
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Who Do Too Little, Sprinkle shows why and how parents should
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