Publisher : Piatkus Books
Category : Authorship
ISBN : 0349409439
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

Calista Langley operates an exclusive 'introduction' agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning - a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials. Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn't trust her. Scarred by his past, he's learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve. But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista's own secret past - and that only her death will satisfy the stalker.

Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780759510821
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

True crime writer and sometime-sleuth Bailey Weggins took the world by storm in Kate White's sexy and suspenseful debut novel, If Looks Could Kill. Now, in Bailey's latest outing, she takes the plunge into a world of domestic divas and deadly nuptial doings... When she gets a call from Ashley Hanes on a frigid night, Bailey expects to be hit up for fashion show tickets. Instead Ashley reveals that two bridesmaids from Peyton Cross's wedding have recently died in freak accidents...and Ashley is terrified she's next. A bridesmaid herself-with the dress to prove it-Bailey dashes off to Ivy Hill Farm, the home of Peyton's catering empire in Greenwich, Connecticut. Bailey's barely warmed up after the cold drive before another bridesmaid takes a walk down the aisle of no return. Now following a dangerous trail of clues that will take her from New York's trendy Lower East Side to a fabulous oceanfront hotel in Miami, Bailey could become the headline of the next true crime story: Four Funerals and a Wedding.

Publisher : Laurel Leaf
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780307548092
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 224

Nothing in April Lancaster's future seems certain as she battles a brain tumor that doctors say is inoperable. The hospital is the last place she would expect to find love - until she meets Mark Gianni. Mark is handsome and charming, and he also has terminal Cystic Fibrosis. Despite initial reservations, the two quickly fall in love and plan to spend the rest of their lives together...no matter how long that may be. When a sudden accident aggravates Mark's condition, April must make a decision that will change the course of her life forever. This is a heartbreaking story by bestselling author Lurlene McDaniel that is perfect for fans of The Fault in Our Stars.

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780393352597
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 448

"Bugliosi, the quintessential prosecutor, has written a crime book that should be read by every lawyer and judge in America."—F. Lee Bailey On December 11, 1966, a mysterious assassin shot Henry Stockton to death, set his house on fire, and left the scene without a trace. A year later, when a woman was found brutally killed, shreds of evidence suggested a connection between the two murders. In the Palliko-Stockton trial, prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi offered a brilliant summation that synthesized for the jury the many inferences and shades of meaning in the testimony, fitting all the pieces together in a mosaic of guilt. But will the jury be persuaded?

Publisher : FriesenPress
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781039116030
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 282

Renee had found the love of her life—Paul Hamilton. She had a fairy tale wedding and now a charming home with a white picket fence. But not long after her marriage, her seemingly perfect life begins to crumble. Paul comes from a well-to-do family in Boston, and his wealthy parents don’t think Renee is good enough for him. Then, when Paul is called to New York on business, he is in the Twin Towers when they are struck on September 11. Believing he is dead; Renee and his parents are devastated. But unbeknownst to them, Paul has survived, though he has lost his memory. Distraught and confused, he collapses at the doorstep of a young single mother named Rachel, and as she takes care of him, they slowly fall in love. Meanwhile, Renee has found out she is pregnant with Paul’s child. She doesn’t want his controlling parents to know. While she takes some time away on holiday, she meets Matt, a doctor, who falls in love with her. Through gossip, her in-laws find out she is pregnant, and after Renee gives birth, they come to the hospital with documents giving them custody of the child. Renee’s devasting story makes the news, and when Paul sees it on television, his memories come flooding back. He now must decide where his heart belongs. Will true love prevail?

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 1416523138
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 256

Every day six people in the United States are murdered by spouses or intimate partners. The stories of killer spouses tend to captivate us, as they beg the question of how so many seemingly normal and happy people manage to go over the edge. Indeed, every relationship presents "extreme moments" where scary feelings surface, yet what happens when those feelings turn to action? In Till Death Do Us Part, noted psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, along with journalist Matt Birkbeck, presents the psychological profiles of notorious killer spouses -- from Scott Peterson and Clara Harris to Rabbi Fred Neulander and Betty Broderick. Ludwig reveals ten killer personality types. These ten personality types are defined in detail and illustrated with examples from high-profile cases along with in-depth analyses of the motivations behind the murders. The ten types range from the Betrayal/Abandonment Killer (who loses control and kills from a broken heart) to the Control Killer (who micromanages every aspect of the spouse's life) and the Black Widow/Profit Killer (who kills for money). With gripping stories and probing insight, authors Ludwig and Birkbeck examine the concept of peaceful versus violent resolution and why certain spouses believe murder is the best and only response. In an age when spousal murder is headline news, Till Death Do Us Part explores a phenomenon that many spouses can't help but think about at some point in their relationships -- which sheds light on the very notion of "happily ever after."

Publisher : Austin Macauley
Category :
ISBN : 139840845X
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 224

Pablo is a hardworking, upstanding police officer, proud of his long marriage and lovely family. Through decades of quiet dedication and single-minded devotion he has achieved the successes one strives for in life, both with his family and career. Close to retirement and to sitting back and enjoying the fruits of a successful career and marriage, a malicious spurious complaint at work should have no material consequences on his life, but it starts a domino effect, and before long he finds himself shockingly dismissed, divorced, without a home, and with a criminal record. This story explores a convoluted tragic journey of divorce, rich with emotion, loss, betrayal, revenge and confusion. Along the way it explores the dynamics of what makes a relationship weak and vulnerable, or strong and resolute. It's not a miserable story, but one of resilience, hope, and true love. It is told with an immense depth of feeling, insight, humour and faith, and there are many truly surprising twists and turns as the story unfolds.

Publisher : Psychology Press
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0866566015
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 192

Three couples : happily ever after? -- Is marriage obsolete? -- Enduring is not enough -- 'Til death do us part : the role of commitment -- To love and to honor -- The two become one : dilemma or opportunity? -- Conflict : how to engage in "good fighting"--Nowhere to somewhere : avoiding the ruts -- What is more important?

Publisher : HQN Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781459213890
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 384

Blackwood's Woman At first J.T. thinks beautiful Joanna Beaumont is just a spoiled socialite roughing it on Blackwood Ranch. But then he discovers the danger she's fled from—and the real reason she needs him. Suddenly, all that matters to J.T. is seeing her safely through the long, hot nights…. Roarke's Wife Cleo McNamara desperately needs a husband…someone to father her child and protect her from a would-be murderer. Security expert Simon Roarke is happy to take the job—and the sizable paycheck. But Cleo is more than he'd bargained for—and with her life on the line, now is the worst possible time for Simon to lose his heart….

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781496827906
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 298

Contributions by Allan Amanik, Kelly B. Arehart, Sue Fawn Chung, Kami Fletcher, Rosina Hassoun, James S. Pula, Jeffrey E. Smith, and Martina Will de Chaparro Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed explores the tendency among most Americans to separate their dead along communal lines rooted in race, faith, ethnicity, or social standing and asks what a deeper exploration of that phenomenon can tell us about American history more broadly. Comparative in scope, and regionally diverse, chapters look to immigrants, communities of color, the colonized, the enslaved, rich and poor, and religious minorities as they buried kith and kin in locales spanning the Northeast to the Spanish American Southwest. Whether African Americans, Muslim or Christian Arabs, Indians, mestizos, Chinese, Jews, Poles, Catholics, Protestants, or various whites of European descent, one thing that united these Americans was a drive to keep their dead apart. At times, they did so for internal preference. At others, it was a function of external prejudice. Invisible and institutional borders built around and into ethnic cemeteries also tell a powerful story of the ways in which Americans have negotiated race, culture, class, national origin, and religious difference in the United States during its formative centuries.