Julia Blake Cozy Mysteries - Box Set 1

Author: Gillian Larkin

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Julia Blake runs her own cleaning business. She also has the unfortunate knack of finding murdered bodies. Virtually Scared To Death - Short StoryThe first time she sees a dead body is when she discovers one of her clients, Mark Castle, lying dead on the floor of his luxury apartment.Julia soon suspects that Mark was murdered. He was a good friend and she is determined to find out who killed him. A Deadly Restoration - Short StoryJulia's neighbour, Leo Kennedy, is having restoration work done to his house. One night, Julia hears the sound of something breaking next door. She goes to investigate and finds Leo dead in his front room. A Party To Die For - Short StoryJulia Blake has been working for Fiona Doyle for a few years. Fiona is in a bad mood as she tries to organise a party. Julia suggest that Fiona has a lie down. An hour later Julia discovers that Fiona has been suffocated in her bed.A Secret KillerIn this story Julia visits one of her clients, a genealogist called Hugo Barnes. Hugo has uncovered a family secret during the course of his work. It's a secret that gets Hugo killed.Death Takes A TripWhen one of Julia's elderly clients, Douglas Pedley, is found dead at the bottom of his stairs, it is soon obvious that he was murdered.A Fair MurderJulia helps out at the local school fair. The new head teacher, Deborah Paignton has made herself unpopular by implementing changes to the school and continually upsetting members of staff. Julia discovers Deborah's dead body after the fair has finished.
Murder

Virtually Scared to Death

Author: Gillian Larkin

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Category: Murder

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A Short Murder MysteryJulia Blake's First Murder MysteryJulia Blake runs her own cleaning business. The first time she sees a dead body is when she discovers one of her clients, Mark Castle, lying dead on the floor of his luxury apartment. She remembers things that Mark mentioned to her a few days before his death, things he was worried about. A bottle of pills is lying open at Mark's side, but they're not his usual ones. And why is his computer playing a continuous game?Julia soon suspects that Mark was murdered. He was a good friend and she is determined to find out who killed him.

A Deadly Restoration

Author: Gillian Larkin

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A Short Murder MysteryJulia's neighbour, Leo Kennedy, is having restoration work done to his house. He's managed to upset neighbours and builders in the short time that he has lived there.One night, Julia hears the sound of something breaking next door. She goes to investigate and finds Leo dead in his front room. It looks like he's been murdered.When DI Clarke asks if Leo Kennedy had any enemies Julia has to tell him that Leo had many.But who would kill Leo? And for what reason?Julia soon becomes involved in the investigation, and it is something seemingly insignificant that she spots that leads to the arrest of the murderer.

A Party to Die For

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A Short Murder MysteryJulia Blake runs her own cleaning business and has been working for Fiona Doyle for a few years.When Fiona's daughter has a party Julia helps her sister to do the catering. Fiona is in a bad mood as she tries to organises everything. Julia can see that Fiona needs a rest and suggest she has a lie down.An hour later Julia discovers that Fiona has been suffocated in her bed.Which one of the party guests killed Fiona? Julia is determined to find the murderer.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Crossover Readers' Advisory: Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction

Author: Jessica E. Moyer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Help maximize your existing collection with this browsable volume containing titles that serve double-duty with their appeal to both teens and adults and cover genres spanning crime novels, romance, horror, science fiction, and more. • Features annotations that focus on reader appeal factors • Provides lists of titles as well as tips for using them with readers • Considers the appeal of various genres to adults and young adults • Acknowledges format availability, including various digital formats
Fiction

The Perfect Deceit (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Fourteen)

Author: Blake Pierce

Publisher: Blake Pierce

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Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) THE PERFECT DECEIT is book #14 in a new psychological suspense series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, which begins with The Perfect Wife, a #1 bestseller (and free download) with over 600 five-star reviews. When a string of newly-married couples are found murdered in high-end suburbs, Jessie is called in to find the connection between them. Her investigation brings her into the world of exclusive weddings, and a sprawling list of potential suspects. Only one thing is certain: it is a life-and-death race before the killer strikes again. A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE JESSIE HUNT series is a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #15 (THE PERFECT MISTRESS) is now also available.
Literary Criticism

The Gothic Romance Wave

Author: Lori A. Paige

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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 The late 1960s and early 1970s saw the birth of modern feminism, the sexual revolution, and strong growth in the mass-market publishing industry. Women made up a large part of the book market, and Gothic fiction became a higher popular staple. Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Phyllis Whitney emerged as prominent authors, while the standardized paperback Gothic sold in the millions. Pitched at middle-class women of all ages, Gothics paved the way for contemporary fiction categories such as urban fantasy, paranormal romance and vampire erotica. Though not as popular today as they once were, Gothic paperbacks retain a cult following—and the books themselves have become collectors’ items. They were also the first popular novels to present strong heroines as agents of liberation and transformation. This work offers the missing chapters of the Gothic story, from the imaginative creations of Ann Radcliffe and the Brontë sisters to the bestseller 50 Shades of Grey.
Social Science

Variety and Daily Variety Television Reviews, 1993-1994

Author: Prouty

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
Fiction

THE BIG SIX-OH!

Author: Ruth Harris

Publisher: Word International

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Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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“Loved it! One ex-cop who doesn’t want help solving a murder. One current wife whose help he needs to catch the killer. One couple meant for each other who fall in love all over again after decades of marriage. Funny, exciting and very romantic.” —Verified Purchase Reader Review Blake Weston, is a smart, savvy, no BS former fashion editor. Her handsome, sexy husband, Ralph Marino, is a très James Bond ex-cop and head of security for an international media company. When Blake buys a faux Chanel bag from a sidewalk vendor, the danger starts—but doesn’t end—with a scary mugging in broad daylight. From there, it escalates to face-to-face encounters with a gun-toting jailbird, a lovelorn Afghan war lord, and a celeb chef in a red balconette bra. Meanwhile, Ralph is about to hit the Big Six Oh! and he’s not happy about it. Not that Blake is exactly thrilled. Especially now that she suspects Ralph might be cheating on her. Again. Just as Blake and Ralph are forced to work together by his über-neurotic boss to bring down a deadly global counterfeiting ring—and save Ralph’s job! “Funny and charming and a delight to read! Really yummy. It is a rare author who can bring to the page such vivid and believable characters with so much sly wit and style.” —Verified Purchase Reader Review “Perfect for those of us not looking for bubble gum chick lit. The relationship between savvy Blake Weston and her ex-cop husband Ralph Marino is realistic and down to earth. And yet the extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in kept me flipping the pages well past my allotted reading time. If you're looking for a wonderfully fast-paced read that will take your mind off whatever you're stressing about, Harris's The Big Six-Oh! will fit the bill.” —Verified Purchase Reader Review
Fiction

Park Avenue Blondes

Author: Ruth Harris

Publisher: Word International

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Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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For fans of Nora Ephron—a witty novel about marriage (and murder) in the Big Apple. From a snooty charity gala to a blizzard at a Russian army barracks, fashion editor, Blake Weston, and NYPD cop, Ralph Marino, her handsome, sexy husband, must work together to solve the murder of a Wall Street Midas. Renay Porter, a Park Avenue blonde with Walmart roots, says she wants a divorce from her super-rich husband, but wouldn’t murder be easier — and more profitable? Muffy Astor, a social butterfly with a North Shore pedigree knows — and tells — everything about everyone. Or does she? Cynthia Blair, knew her husband was a fortune hunter when she married him, but now she’s stuck with him — and a Vuitton bag containing a blood-soaked shirt. Can Blake’s snark, brains, and pepper spray catch the killer? Or will she be the next victim? "A refreshing escape to the 1980s with two fun, smart and savvy globe-trotting women sleuths. Perfect entertainment!" —Anne R. Allen, author of the bestselling Camilla Randall Mystery series “This cozy mystery is a wry and witty romp through the NYC world of socialites, financiers, fashionistas, the publishing industry, and even a literary drug smuggler. A fun read!” —Debbie Burke, award-winning author of the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with a Heart.