From bestselling author Steve Hockensmith and tarot expert Lisa Falco comes a new mystery that isn’t fooling around Since taking over the White Magic Five and Dime, Alanis McLachlan has been tracking down old customers and making amends for her mother’s con jobs. So when Marsha—one of the shop’s most loyal clients—comes looking for a way out of her abusive marriage, Alanis does everything she can to help. But lending a hand leads to unforeseen consequences, including the murder of Marsha’s husband. Now Alanis has to use her wiles to undo a mess of her own making. Her growing mastery of the tarot might help her find the truth . . . if the killer doesn’t get to her first. Praise: "Winning."—Publishers Weekly “Delightfully quirky.”—Kirkus Reviews “Smart, humorous and refreshingly offbeat.”—Shelf Awareness “Savvy plotting, sharp writing, and a believable use of fortune-telling to frame the stories.”—Booklist “Readers who adore the women detectives of Dorothy Cannell and Maggie King will be pleased by this quirky series.”—Library Journal "A funny book in which the reader also learns something is a rare treasure indeed."—Mystery Scene
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'Karly Lane has a wonderful way of creating a sense of place - these are books I know I can fall into and be transported.' - Noveltea Corner on Return to Stringybark Creek Farmer Georgie Henderson manages a cattle property in the New England region of New South Wales, but her dream has always been to buy back her family farm, Tamban. When an unlikely meeting with Michael Delacourt at a rowdy B&S Ball sends them on a whirlwind romance, Georgie can't believe it's possible for life to be this good. For the first time ever, her dream of buying back Tamban takes a backseat to her happiness. But her world shatters when she discovers the shocking secret Michael has been trying to keep from her. Can Michael convince her they still have a future? And after having her heart so thoroughly broken, can Georgie ever trust anyone again? '. . . embodies Karly Lane's passionate rural voice, reminding us of the value she is to Australian fiction. A must buy for all Aussie readers.' - Mrs B's Book Reviews on The Wrong Callahan
What happens when you combine a feisty female journalist with a former Special Forces operative? Olivia MacMillan wonders what she's let herself in for when she agrees to accompany Josh Morgan to the European Riviera. Josh says he wants her contacts in the casinos so he can play in exclusive, high-stakes poker games. But she soon learns that his motives are more sinister than a simple game of poker. What could make a former Special Forces specialist come out of retirement for one last, kick-ass mission? Author Caution: Unlike my usual sweet romances, this book contains explicit sexual content.
Blair had trusted Toni once. Her betrayal had almost cost him his life and had cost the lives of two of his friends. Toni is back, but with no memory of her past except for the strange disconnected images of a murder scene in her dreams. Believing that Toni has information that will be helpful in proving a case against Farrell Hagen, Toni?s lover and the elusive criminal responsible for the deaths of his friends, Blair agrees to keep Toni safe until her memory returns. What he doesn?t count on is falling in love with her.
A widowed veteran gets the shock of her life in this impossible-to-put-down thriller from #1 New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben. In the course of eight consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, millions of readers have discovered Harlan Coben’s page-turning thrillers, filled with his trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense and gut-wrenching emotion. In Fool Me Once, Coben once again outdoes himself... Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who was brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.
With a spark of romance and a bevy of chaotic canines (Romantic Times), #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels delivers a wonderfully entertaining novel about the things we do to protect the ones we love and the happiness life can bring when we least expect it. . . Olivia Lowell always believed her father's claim that her mother died in childbirth, until the shocking day a lawyer informs her that her mother has just passed away, leaving her a fortune. However, the money comes with a caveat. In her will, Olivia's mother reveals that she and two college friends committed a crime long ago, and now she wants Olivia to track down her accomplices and convince them to come clean. Feeling betrayed by her father and unsure that she even wants her mother's tainted money, Olivia must decide if she can handle the secrets of the past. Fulfilling her mother's request won't be easy, nor will mending her relationship with her father. But with the help and affections of a handsome young lawyer, and the sweet companionship of her beloved Yorkies, Olivia will come to understand who her mother really was, and who she, herself, was meant to be. . .
With a group of reluctant Army Reservists, plus their wives and lovers, as its focus, FOOL ME ONCE visits San Francisco in pre-flower child 1964. If you've ever wondered where The Sixties really came from, and why, let thi ...a story of common occurrences in uncommon times... and that's what makes reading this novel such a blast... one that will stick with you long after the last page... D. Brunell Fearless Reviews, Berkeley
This nail-biting murder mystery revolves around a married couple, Rebecca and Marcus, who after twenty years of marriage realize that they despise each other. Marcus is a prominent criminal defense attorney with a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, who has accumulated millions but refuses to share his wealth with his wife, Rebecca. Since the couple's two children are preparing to leave the nest for college, both Rebecca and Marcus decide it is time to make a radical change in their lives. Rebecca, forced by Marcus to be a stay-at-home mom, has been mentally and verbally abused by Marcus for the last sixteen years and can't stand her life as it is any longer. She desires nothing more than to be free from the clutches of her abusive, controlling, dominating, adulterous, tightwad husband and sees her opportunity for freedom after Marcus's two failed attempts to kill her. Marcus's greed ultimately leads to his horrific demise. Rebecca serves him the dish he never expectedrevenge served cold.
Rick Lax was paranoid to begin with. He saw lies everywhere. And when he saw them, he spoke up. But when his girlfriend gets conned by a violent drug dealer, nothing Rick does seems to help. So what if he misses the next lie? What if spotting them isn't enough to protect against them? What if exposing lies puts him in even more danger? Terrified of being conned himself, Rick bolts for Vegas, deception capital of the world, to learn the game and how to guard against it. Rick meets deceivers of all kinds, from back-alley hustlers and poker pros to the biggest headliners on the Strip. During the course of his unconventional education, which includes passing himself off as an octogenarian, being exposed as a card counter, and picking up a hooker (inadvertently, of course), Rick gets closer to becoming a human lie detector...but at what cost? By the end of Fool Me Once, you'll know why seventh graders make better liars than college students, how to use a handful of rice as a polygraph, and how to bluff a poker pro. But above all, you'll understand why some things in life are a lot worse than being fooled.
Aubry Kaiser doesn’t like people—actually, that’s not right. She loathes people. With her crippling anxiety, there’s no way she can demo her favorite video game at a convention with five thousand other people. Maybe if she brings someone to act as a shield... But the only person available is the sexy cowboy she can’t stand. Quinn Baldwyn is in a mess of his own. He’s been dodging his wealthy family’s matchmaking attempts—and life advice—for years, but with his sister’s wedding on the horizon, he needs of a shield of his own. He and Aubry can barely hold down a civil conversation, but in bed...fireworks. And the closer they get to Quinn’s sister’s wedding, the more he realizes that he might actually like Aubry. Now it’s up to him to convince her she might actually like him, too. Each book in the Foolproof Love series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Foolproof Love Book #2 Fool Me Once Book #3 A Fool for You