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Gone Tomorrow
St. Martin's, Nov 2002, 24.95, 368 pp. ISBN: 0312300468 In London, the Hammersmith Park attendant discovered the male adult corpse sitting on a children's swing. The police arrive on the scene led by Detective Inspector Bill Slider. The cops have little to go on, as the victim is unknown with apparently no identification on him. The discernible deathblow is a single stab wound to the heart. The killer searched the victim, but left behind a su...
Grave Music
Sir Stefan Radek was a world famous conductor, and also a self-absorbed, lecherous tyrant. After Sir Stefan was murdered during a rehearsal of the Royal London Philharmonic orchestra, Detective Inspector Bill Slider is assigned to the case. Slider soon realizes that finding the killer is going to be quite difficult because just about everyone who knew Sir Stefan wanted to kill him. ...
The Campaigners
Heloise Morland does not know how to reach her husband James. He is mourning the sudden and untimely death of his daughter Fanny. He is morbid in his obsession with her room and the belongings she left behind. He doesn't seem to care that Heloise is the new mistress of Morland place after Fanny, according to the will left by matriarch Jemima Morland. Heloise is concerned with the couple's other children, even if James isn't. Their daughter Sophi...
The Maiden
In 1720, and nineteen year old Jemmy Morland is the oldest son of Matt Morland who runs the family sheep farm and textile business. He is dismayed when his father arranges an advantageous marriage for him with Lady Mary Newcastle. He's in love with his cousin Aliena. When Aliena reveals they are too closely related for marriage, he is sad. Lady Mary is in reality painfully shy. Her snobbish, arrogant attendant Lady Dudley does not help Mary's integr...

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The Reckoning
Heloise and James Morland are presiding over the Morland family home, farm, and wool production business in uneasy times. England is in a depression recovering from the Napoleonic Wars. Heloise does what she can to offer emotional support, and food to the villagers who work for the Morlands, but it can't begin to address the needs. She is very concerned about her daughter Sophie who is struggling to move on after losing her fiance in the battle of Wat...
The Regency
Fanny Morland is growing up against the background of the Napoleonic Wars, and the regency of King George IV who is standing in during the mental breakdown of his father, George III. Fanny was designated as the heir to the Morland castle, farm, wool business and other holdings by her grandmother Jemima before her death. Her father James dotes on her, and lets her have her way in everything. She grows up spoiled, manipulative, and arrogant, a terror to...
The Tangled Thread
Henrietta Louisa de Stuart (Heloise) is the cherished only child of her widower father Henri. Henri is an interior designer for the well to do of Paris. On the eve, of the French Revolution, Henri wants only to keep his daughter safe. While sympathetic to the reformers, he's careful not to commit himself politically. After the storm of the Bastille, and the establishment of the National Assembly, he decides to arrange an adavantageous marriage for He...


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