Two women separated by time are linked by the most famous murder mystery in history, the Princes in the Tower. Lady Katherine Grey has already suffered more than her fair share of tragedy. Newly pregnant, she has incurred the wrath of her formidable cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, who sees her as a rival to her insecure throne. Alone in her chamber in the Tower, she finds old papers belonging to a kinswoman of hers, Kate Plantagenet, who forty years previously had embarked on a dangerous quest to find what really happened to her cousins, the two young Princes who had last been seen as captives in the Tower. But time is not on Kate's side - nor on Katherine's either ...
HER INHERITANCE CAME WITH AN ENIGMATIC STRANGER A powerful storm delivered heiress Stacy Ashford into the iron-hard embrace of a shadowy stranger, a man as rough-hewn as the craggy Colorado mountains. But their meeting seemed more fate than chance. Gaining her inheritance depended on Stacy's rebuilding the eerie hotel where Josh Spencer's sister had died. And though she shouldn't trust Josh's motives for helping her, his commanding presence kept her strong when someone—or something—tried to scare her off. Then the incidents turned deadly…. She was Josh's means to end the search for his sister's killer, and a threat to the posted No Trespassing sign on his heart. But Stacy's inheritance bound them in an ever-tightening coil of danger—and what destiny joins, let no man, ghost or killer put asunder….
Connie will inherited her uncle's millions-- but only under the condition that she perform four feats newsworthy enough to appear on the the newspaper's front page in a single month. Thus begins lady adventurer Connie Kurridge's 1929 daily comic strip exploits. Before 1929 is over, Connie will match wits with kidnappers, teach herself to fly an airplane, hunt Aztec treasure, and battle Central America revolutionaries. Read these classic tales from the Golden Age of Comics Strips and you'll agree: there's never been a heroine like Connie!
SHADOWS OF THE PAST Though Macy Douglas remembers nothing from the night of her mother's murder, she's determined to prove her father's innocence in the crime. But she soon finds that returning to her childhood home and digging up her family's past is a surefire way to attract enemies—and a killer that's still at large. Now only handsome local cop Nick Baldwin can safeguard her—even if that means disobeying direct orders and risking his job. His boss might not think Macy's in harm's way, but Nick's suspicions are soon confirmed when an assailant breaks into her house. Nick tries to trigger Macy's memories for clues…but someone will do anything to ensure that the past remains forgotten.
Excerpt from The Dangerous Inheritance, or the Mystery of the Tittani Rubies Carlota stood in a window recess, her back to the signor and his unexpected guest, her fingers tying and untying the faded purple silk cord of the shade. From where he sat in the old winged armchair by the piano, Ward caught a perfect silhouette of her profile against the glow. Of western light. Listening to Jaco belli's fiery protest in his usual silent way, his mind dwelt upon the blossoming of this for eign ﬂower of girlhood who had so strangely attracted him from the first time he had ever looked into her eyes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Atmosphärisch, düster, spannend – perfekt für alle Fans von Deborah Harkness. »Du kannst dich nicht für immer vor der Wahrheit verstecken. Bitte komm zurück, und bring alles zu einem guten Ende.« Diese Nachricht erhält die Amerikanerin Cassandra Blackwell in einem mysteriösen Päckchen, zusammen mit einem alten Foto ihrer verstorbenen Mutter, gekleidet in die schwarze Robe der Oxford Universität. Kurzerhand beschließt sie, nach England zu reisen, um mehr über die geheimnisvolle Vergangenheit ihrer Mutter zu erfahren. Dort entdeckt Cassie eine Welt voller Traditionen und Privilegien und merkt schnell, dass hier eine dunkle Macht am Werk ist – verbunden mit einer geheimen Gesellschaft, die sich Die Schule der Nacht nennt ...
First published in 1965, this is the final installment of the Duke De Richleau series… The years have moved on, and De Richleau has relocated from his London pad to an apartment in the Mediterranean. His great friends visit on occasion, and on this one both Rex's son and Richard Eaton's daughter (first seen as a little girl in The Devil Rides Out), paving the way for a young romance to blossom amongst the action. But interwoven with the the story of love is a strange inheritance that draws the whole party to Sri Lanka, where they are destined to face theft, murder, arson and blackmail. De Richleau, at the eleventh hour, is forced to take a last desperate gamble, alone, to save his friends.
Ein Erbe mit teuflischen Folgen für die Menschheit In der Schweiz treffen sich die Finanz- und Industriegiganten Europas und Amerikas, um die Welt vor ihrem genialen, aber unberechenbaren Ulster Stewart Scarlatti zu retten.
When Amanda inherits a share in a South African game ranch, she finds herself in partnership with good-looking game-ranger, Greg Anderson, and mysterious Basil Simpson. The wrong choice will lead her into terrifying danger.
Hinter einer venezianischen Maske verbirgt sich der Tod – oder die Liebe 1576. In Venedig bricht die Pest aus. Der Doge befürchtet, dass Gott die Venezianer für ihr dekadentes Leben bestraft und sieht nur einen Ausweg: Er lässt eine Kirche bauen, die größer als alle ist, die es je gegeben hat. Er ahnt aber nicht, dass der Schwarze Tod an Bord eines Schiffes aus Konstantinopel kam – und dass die junge Heilerin Feyra die Einzige ist, die die Lagunenstadt retten kann. Dafür benötigt sie die Hilfe von Annibale Carson, dem berüchtigten Pestarzt. Doch hinter seiner furchteinflößenden Maske verbirgt sich ein Mann, der Feyra vor ihre größte Herausforderung stellt ...
Jenny Hargreaves leaves her teaching post and travels to the remote coast of Wales, to work as a paid companion to Verity Morgan, entering a world of fear and suspicion. Why is it that no villager of Pentir will approach Crearty House after dusk? And who is it who waits on the cliffs below the pine forest?
Bestselling historian Alison Weir brings Elizabeth I to vivid life in a novel of intrigue, sex, plots, mysteries and tragedies, amid all the colour and pageantry of the Tudor court. '[Weir] gets right inside the head of the Virgin Queen. The reader has a blissful sense of seeing history as it happens.' - Kate Saunders, The Times It was an affair that shocked the world. Elizabeth I is the most sought-after bride in Europe. But though she is formidably intelligent, brave and tempestuous, she is desperately insecure. The tragic events in her past mean she cannot give herself to any man, and yet she relishes the thrill of the chase, the lure of forbidden fruit. And so, using sex and high-powered diplomacy, she plays what becomes known as the 'Marriage Game', dangling suitors to keep them friendly to her kingdom, while holding them off indefinitely. But playing this tantalising game with the married Robert Dudley, the son and grandson of traitors, could cost her the throne...
A MAN LIKE NO OTHER… When Liam O'Shea found a young beauty on the side of the road, battered and incoherent, his razor-sharp instincts—honed by years of training as an undercover operative—warned she was in trouble. Honor demanded he offer his protection. WITH AN IMPOSSIBLE MISSION! The only witness to an unspeakable murder she couldn't remember, Sara Regis was in danger—with her only hope for survival in Liam's strong arms. Now, as Liam and Sara joined forces to locate a killer, would their sudden alliance withstand the secrets she'd kept locked inside?
HOT BODIES After another patient mysteriously turned up dead, Dr. Ripley Davis began desperately seeking answers. Until radiation safety officer Zachary Cage stormed into her office with an array of accusations and brimming with male sex appeal. Ripley didn't have time to convince the brooding man she was innocent. She was trying to save her next patient and stay alive. Cage had once sworn to protect innocent patients from their doctors' mistakes, but Ripley's fiery resolve to seek the truth—and her soft curves—soon melted his doubts and touched his heart. She was enticing—and in danger. And only Cage could save her from the deadly killer who had made the beautiful doctor his prime target.
SECRET AGENT PROTECTOR In order to crack a lethal drug ring, bachelor Seth Lewis was sent in by New Orleans Confidential to infiltrate the Cajun Mob. The rough-around-the-edges secret agent, who assumed the identity of a suave international tycoon, set out to gain entry by seducing mob widow Adrienne DeBlanc. However, when Seth laid on the continental charm to sweet-talk the lonely socialite into kissing and telling, he reeled from his startlingly protective—intensely passionate—feelings for the fragile beauty who was desperate to get out from under the crime syndicate's control. Seth had sworn to uphold the law, yet his love and loyalty were at war when this high-stakes case took an explosive turn!