First in an adorable new series! Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, is ready to make a change. So when he learns he's inherited both a failing bookstore and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate's Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island, it's full steam ahead! Sure enough, the village is charming, its residents amusingly eccentric, and widowed police chief Jack Carson is decidedly yummy (though probably as straight as he is stern). However, the bookstore is failing, the mansion is falling down, and there's that little drawback of finding rival bookseller--and head of the unwelcoming-committee--Trevor Maples dead during the annual Buccaneer Days celebration. Still, it could be worse. And once Police Chief Carson learns Trevor was killed with the cutlass hanging over the door of Ellery's bookstore, it is.
This is his first attempt at a fiction story. The story is quite unique as it is about twin brothers that live in different parts of the country. They are both serial killers. They combine their talents to drive law enforcement agencies crazy. The story also is about a young man growing up, getting married, starting a business, and becoming very successful. The story tells of this young man's encounters with the two killers, and how his life became a challenge to stop them. Captain Jaycox was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1926. He served in the United States Navy in 'World War II on a destroyer with Franklin Roosevelt Jr., the presidents son . After the war, Captain Jaycox and his wife Virginia started a commercial fishing business in Lorain, Ohio. Then he went on to serve as Harbormaster for the City of Lorain, Ohio for 25 years. Captain Jaycox is well known for his background in the marine business and was owner of the Miss Majestic, an 80 passenger fishing boat. Recalling many interesting stories about the lakes, the oceans, and the war, he is now retired. Enjoy the story, Captain Jaycox
In 1970, with nineteen years of service, and after his second tour of duty in Vietnam, Lieutenant Commander Alex Wolfe is assigned his final duty station, Naval Facility Cape Hatteras with its secret mission of using passive sonar systems to track the movement of Soviet submarines. He is told that nothing exciting ever happens at a Navfac. But within a few days of his arrival, a murdered sailor’s body is discovered in the nearby woods, and then a Soviet nuclear submarine is lost at sea under suspicious circumstances. Alex must investigate both, but still finds enough time to become enamored with a popular local widow who has a secret of her own. As he gets closer to solving the mysteries, Alex makes a shocking discovery. Someone he once trusted with his life has targeted him for murder.
Mystery Stalks the Cobbled Streets of Pirate's Cove Who or what is haunting elderly recluse Juliet Blackwell, what does it have to do with mysterious goings-on at the Salty Dog Pub--and why is any of it mystery bookshop owner Ellery Page's problem? According to sometimes boyfriend Police Chief Jack Carson, it's not Ellery's problem, and Ellery should stop asking awkward questions before it's too late. Ellery couldn't agree more, but it's hard to say no when someone is as frightened as old Mrs. Blackwell. Mrs. Blackwell insists the ghost of long dead pirate Rufus Blackwell has come to avenge himself on the last member of his treacherous clan. Before Ellery can say, "Yikes!" Mrs. Blackwell takes a tumble down the grand staircase of her spooky mansion, and it's up to Ellery to find who is trying to kill his eccentric customer.
Even for a Monday, Christopher’s day is full of frustration. There was the school bus ride through the mud, followed by a huge argument with his two brothers. He would do anything to escape, just for a little while—a wish that he soon finds granted. A chance encounter with a philosophical cloud sends him to the medieval kingdom of Alucemet, which is in shambles. The king is lost, the queen’s power is dwindling, and the citizens blame their traitorous sons. Christopher soon realizes he is in the presence of one of the sons, Sir Alexander. Even so, he finds in Alexander not a traitor, but a quiet, kind leader intent on restoring the kingdom to its past glory. Soon, Alexander is ambushed, and Christopher is told Alexander’s evil brother, Nicholas the Blue, is responsible. Luckily, with the Queen’s help, Christopher is able to escape, and he is led to the very door of this other brother. Once again, however, the common reports are wrong; Christopher finds Nicholas to be nothing more than a pirate who lives for fun. If the princes are not behind the downfall of Alucemet, who is? Battle is on the horizon. A dark army plans to surround and conquer, taking the kingdom for its own. Christopher must lean on his faith in God to strengthen his new friends, save their kingdom, and, hopefully, find his way home!
Set in sixteenth-century Istanbul during the illustrious Ottoman Empire, The Legacy of Grazia dei Rossi chronicles the fate of Grazia’s son, Danilo, and his forbidden love affair with Princess Saida, the Sultan’s beloved daughter. Judah del Medigo, Jewish physician to the Sultan at the Ottoman court and husband of Grazia dei Rossi, has been misinformed that his son, Danilo, perished at sea on the way to Istanbul. When the two are eventually reunited, Judah’s first thought is to resign from the Sultan’s service to devote himself to his son’s recovery. But the Great Suleiman is not about to give up his valued Chief Body Physician. A ruler accustomed to getting his way, the Sultan proposes a bargain: he offers the boy a place in the harem school for royal children, plus the services of his own mother as guardian while the doctor is absent during campaign season in Baghdad. It is an opportunity that Judah cannot deny his son. Danilo is assigned as his tutor the princess Saida, the Sultan’s beloved daughter. At first the two resent each other deeply. But as Danilo and Saida approach adulthood they fall in love and begin a forbidden romance. Fate has decreed that Saida will marry a husband of the Sultan’s choosing, and Danilo will return to Italy to study medicine just as his father did. For a princess preparing for marriage, a dalliance with an unrelated male would cast a stain on the Sultan’s honour that could only be avenged by death... A tantalizing look at life in the Ottoman court, The Legacy of Grazia dei Rossi is a sweeping historical romance and the long-awaited follow-up to the international sensation The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi.
Jessica Fletcher gets spooked in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series... It's late October in Cabot Cove, and as Halloween approaches, something strange is in the air. The arrival of a self-righteous, fire-and-brimstone spiritual medium has some townspeople on the lookout for curses and evil omens; a reclusive, eccentric woman has others whispering that she is a real-life witch; and the upcoming annual Halloween party has Jessica Fletcher frantically searching for the perfect costume. Then the whole town ends up spooked when the alleged witch ends up dead in the graveyard, and everyone at the party is a suspect. Jess takes it upon herself to stir through a witches' brew of motives—and concocts a scary scheme of her own to make sure a guilty ghoul doesn't get away with murder...
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