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After Innocence
Sofie becomes an outcast after getting a limp from a childhood accident. Her mother protects her but it's more of hiding her because of shame. Sofie takes refuge in her art and painting. Sofie's passion has suddenly woken up when she spied on Edward Delanza and his mistress making love at the beach one afternoon. She is shocked by Edward's attitude who seems to have no morale when he continues the act when apparently he has seen Sofie watching him and hi...
Beyond Scandal
Dominick St. Georges abandoned his wife on their wedding night for years ago. He returns to Anne after his father's death and decides to start over with his wife. But her resistance and a family secret complicate their reconciliation....
Deadly Affairs
St. Martin's, April 2002, 6.99, 368 pp. ISBN 0312982623 Francesca Cahil, the twenty-year-old daughter of wealthy parents, lives in a posh New York City neighborhood. In 1902, a young woman with her status should be going to society balls and looking for a rich husband, but she is hardly the typical debutante. She has enrolled in college, without her parents' knowledge, is trying to earn money as a sleuth, and is madly in love with the police...
Deadly Caress
St. Martin's, Apr 2003, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0312989431 In 1902 New York, Police Chief Rick Bragg asks bluestocking amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill to help investigate a homicide as she has had some previous success. At first the police thought the deceased was artist Melinda Neville as the body was found in her apartment, but Francesca identifies the corpse as Grace Conway, the mistress of her brother Evan. The art studio was trashed just like ...

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Deadly Desire
St. Martin's, May 2002, 6.99, 350 pp. ISBN 03129826311 Francesca Cahill is a twenty-year-old woman born of very wealthy parents who want her to marry only a man from a socially prominent family. In 1901 NYC, if a woman didn't find a husband, she was considered an old maid but Francesca doesn't care about such frivolity. She wants a career as a sleuth and has successfully solved three murder cases to date. Her parents are putting pres...
Deadly Illusions
Mira, Feb 2005, 7.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 077832138X In 1902 Manhattan, the Slasher has attacked three working class Irish women; the first two survived the ordeal, but the third victim is dead. Fearing for her friend Maggie Kennedy who lives in the same neighborhood that is under assault, heiress sleuth Francesca Cahill begins to investigate the vicious crimes over the objection of her fiancé successful businessman Calder Hart. He does not want her ...
Deadly Promise
St. Martin's, Nov 2003, 6.99, 400 pp. ISBN 0312989893 After saying yes to Calder Hart's proposal of marriage, wealth society heiress Francesca Cahill disappears. When she returns, she meets up with Calder at a society function where he announces their engagement. Also at the party is New York City Police Commissioner Rick Bragg, the man Francesca loves and her fiancé hates. Even though Rick is married to the beautiful Leigh Anna, he feels betr...
Double Take
St. Martin's, Jul 2003, 24.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0312284748 For a few years twins Kait and Lana London rarely talked beyond the globetrotting latter calling from typically a European city to claim she was “alive and kicking”. Those calls were seldom and short leaving Kait to wonder what went wrong between the sisters to make Lana walk away. That distance changes in the middle of the night when Lana calls to say she is in Manhattan where Kait live...
Secrets
Injured in a train robbery, Regina Shelton awakens with no memory of who she is, and in the arms of the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on. He calls her "Elizabeth", his brother James was to wed her. James is dead now, and Slade Delenza must take his place, to save Miramar, his family ranch. Though his eyes and thoughts seek her out he must obstain. His honor to his dead brother demands it. it will be a marriage in name only. Regina remembe...
The Chase
St. Martin's, Jul 2002, 24.95, 400 pp. ISBN: 0312284497 They are having marital troubles, but still Claire Hayden throws a fortieth birthday bash for her spouse David though he told her he preferred nothing. While he gets dressed for the party, he tells her that he screwed up big time and she sees the fear in his eyes. He refuses to elaborate and she wonders when they stopped communicating. Later in the evening, Claire thinks David overindulge...

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The Prize
Mira, Oct 2004, 6.99, 512 pp. ISBN: 0778320898 In 1798 Ireland ten years old Devlin O'Neill watches English Captain Harold Hughes cut off the head of his father and burn his family property. He vows to one day avenge his sire's murder. In 1812 with her parents recently dead, her aristocratic English uncle sends eighteen years old Virginia Hughes to finishing school for the next three years before he plans to marry her off. She hates the scho...


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