In the 1920s, three sheltered sisters from a proper New England family turn rum-runners to provide for their family. Left penniless by their father’s death and a relative’s treachery, they use the family’s pleasure schooner to smuggle whiskey from Canada.
Kate, the bookworm, hatches the plan, sacrificing her last year at Wellesley to make every grueling and dangerous trip. Rosalie risks her engagement to a clergyman to help on the home front – and tends Kate’s gunshot wound from rum-pirates. Aggie, a dazzling flapper hungry for adventure, uses the undertaking to catch the eye of a man she doesn’t realize is a vicious killer.
Kate’s courage in the face of storms, crooks on both sides of the law, and the treacherous tides of the Bay of Fundy changes her view of the world. It also changes the lives of those around her. Joe, the teasing Portuguese-Irish fisherman she hires to captain Pa’s Folly earns money enough to provide previously unimagined help to his poor but close-knit family — but must bear the secret burden of falling in love with Kate. A wealthy old woman dying of loneliness in her cliff-top mansion finds reasons to live. Even Kate’s cousin, shattered in body and spirit by his service in The Great War, is caught in the ripples.
Kate and Aggie’s every success makes their enemies more determined to ruin them. Their gentle cousin becomes an unwitting pawn in a deadly game. The meeting of minds between Kate and Joe, and the mutual attraction they try to deny, forces each to confront the social chasm between them, and the cost of a romance they dare not begin.
THE WHISKEY TIDE is a sweeping historical saga of family ties that bind and chafe and sometimes fray, of adventure and courage, and of new horizons glimpsed in the dark of the moon.More info →
A dazzling sleight-of-hand artist is recruited by the State Department to pit her skills – and wits – against a master terrorist. He’s about to receive a piece of stolen film used to make US passports, film that could open the door to terrorists around the world.
Although Channing Stuart is the fourth generation in a family of acclaimed magicians, she’s the first of them not to turn pro. Eye-to-eye with a killer, will she have the nerve and nimbleness to pull off a switch that finally proves her worthy of her bloodline?
Special agent Bill Ellery is irritated to find himself suddenly teamed with this amateur whose passion to succeed is as great as his own, and whose penchant for the unpredictable unsettles him as much as the woman herself.
In an upscale resort where every enticement hides a trap, they play cat and mouse with enemies known and unknown as a time bomb ticks. Hundreds of lives depend on the deftness of one woman’s fingers and ... A TOUCH OF MAGIC.More info →
Heat has always sizzled between private investigators and the femme fatales who walk through their doors. But in this startling, original anthology, these 17 authors—many of them winners of the prestigious Shamus Award—from sizzle to steamy, illustrating that sex and crime not only go hand in hand, but reaches far deeper into the stirrings of the heart From classic detective tales by Max Allan Collins and Parnell Hall, to tales of infidelity and suspicion from Terrill Lee Lankford and David Housewright, to surprising stories of female detectives by M. Ruth Myers to Sara Paretsky, here is a sexy, bawdy spin on the art of detection and the law of attraction. Other clever and seductive tales are presented by Carolina Garcia-Aquilera, Justin Scott, Gary Phillips, Jerry Kennealy, Michael Bracken, Christine Matthews, Robert J. Randisi, Warren Murphy, Ted Fitzgerald, Dick Lochte, and John Lutz.
In all, these sexy damsels in distress and their all-too-willing investigators give new meaning to the term private…uh, you know. Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora will steam up even the most mundane stakeout.More info →
Join amateur sleuths, private detectives, and feisty female protagonists in a journey through time with this anthology of historical mysteries spanning nearly a thousand years, from Medieval Wales to 1940s Ohio. This collection of eight novellas and short stories is the perfect introduction to five award-winning series in settings ranging from the back streets of Elizabethan and Regency London to the steep slopes of Victorian San Francisco. Be careful not to turn your back!More info →
Emily’s family thinks she just imagined a prowler snooping around the old house they’re moving into in Salem, Mass. That leaves it up to Emily and her new friend Russell to prove there really is someone sneaking around – and figure out what he’s hunting.
Could it have something to do with the old trunk they find in the attic? The trunk belonged to a famous magician who traveled all over the world. On one of his trips he saved a boy from bandits and received something very valuable as a reward. But what was it?
Can Emily and Russell solve the mystery and find the treasure before the prowler causes more problems for Emily’s family? It might show her neat new stepdad she's not as ordinary as he thinks. She didn't want to move to Salem, but now that she has she's kind-of-sort-of having fun.
(For ages 9-12)More info →