All or Nothing
"All or Nothing" stars Al Giraud, a private investigator and his assistant (and lover) Marla Cwitowitz. They are hired by Vickie Mallard, a suspected murderer's wife to prove her husband's innocence. Her husband, Steve, is imprisoned for the murder of real-estate salesperson, Laurie Martin, whom he was seeing, on what he declares as a purely professonal basis.
Al and Marla discover that Laurie Martin has a torrid past, and searching for her history ta... Hotel Riviera
St. Martin's, Sep 2003, 24.95, 320 pp.
American expatriate Lola LaForet manages the eight-room HOTEL RIVIERA located near St. Tropez, France. She also cooks for her guests, many of whom are repeat customers. Six years ago she married Patrick before learning he was a womanizer who enjoyed the nightlife. Six months ago, Patrick left to buy Lola a birthday present, but never returned home.
Lola looks out to the sea only to see... In A Heartbeat
Ed Vincent, millionare property investor, has been shot, and just barely clings to life in hospital. Marco Camelia is the detective on the case of finding the assassin. Ed was only able to whisper one name to staff before he fell into a coma; that name was Zelda. Zelda turns out to be a sexy young lady called Melba Merrydew, Ed's girlfriend. After elimating her as a suspect, Mario and Melba team up to find the killer together. Melba had seen the killer w... Invitation to Provence
St. Martin's, Sep 2004, 24.95, 352 pp.
Southern California veterinarian Franny Marten is stunned to learn that her long distance romance with Atlanta based Marcus Marks is over as he not only has a wife, he sent her to break it off with her. The spouse Clare and Franny hit it off and the former persuades the latter to take up her Aunt Rafaella Marten des Sauvages' invitation to spend three weeks in Provence at a family gathering...
Legacy of Secrets
Shannon Keeffe's wealthy father is found shot dead or everyone except her thinks it is suicide. However, she feels it must be murder, and to find the killer, she goes back to her ancestral home to find suspects. She goes to an estate in Ireland where she meets Maudie, who know all about her family tree, as she is part of it (a great Aunt to Shannon).
It all stems from Shannon's grandmother, Lily Molyneux, who was regarded as a manipulative tart. Grow... Now Or Never
Harry Jordan is a detective in Boston, working on a case of a serial rapist/murderer. In an effort to find the crook, he asks high-profile TV journalist Mallory Malone, to feature his story and photo identity of the killer on her show. She refuses but a romance is struck up between the two.
For Mallory, the picture unnerves her as the man is so familiar, so like a man she used to know in her terrible past. She grew up with an abusive father and her m... Peach
This is a story about a fascinating family that gives way to a young teenage temptress (Peach de Courmont) who is heiress to the de Courmont dynasty. She grows up in luxury, and is used to having life--and love--on her own terms. Noel Maddox was raised in an Iowa orphanage and fought his way from the assembly line to the Pinnacle of power in America. Peach, and her family's legacy, were what he meant to have.... Sailing To Capri
Sailing To Capri opens at the funeral of Sir Robert Hardwick where his dear friend and assistant Daisy Keane and his PI, Harry Montanta. Daisy is visably shaken by the death of Hardwick only to learn from a letter delivered by Montana that he could possibly have been killed by one of six people that he listed. Hardwick requests that Daisy and Montana invite each one of the six suspects plus a few "red herrings" to take a Mediteranian cruise aboard a pri... Summer in Tuscany
St. Martin's, Jul 2002, 23.95, 368 pp.
Thirty-eight year old divorcee Gemma Jericho works extremely hard as resident in charge of Bellevue Hospital Trauma Department as there is never a void of customers. She also feels like the sandwich generation struggling between her mom Nonna and her third generation American teen Livvie.
Nonna receives a letter from Bella Piacere, the village she grew up in Italy, but has not been back ... The Last Time I Saw Paris
St. Martin's, Jul 2001, 23.95, 304 pp.
Lara Lewis just turned forty-five, but is miserable and has been ever since her husband of twenty-five years began to ignore her desires. He refuses to allow her to accompany him on his business trip to China, which adds to Lara's belief that he is cheating on her with his assistant. Still she looks forward to her upcoming second honeymoon trip with Bill when he returns to the states.
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The Rich Shall Inherit
Mike Preston, a writer of some popularity, becomes involved with a law firm that is trying to locate the descendant of Poppy Mallory, as an inheritance of hundreds of millions will go to the person in question. There are many candidates and Mike must work out Poppy's history to find out the true heir. Mike delves into Poppy's journals and discovers Poppy's troubled background with an abusive father, her love for unsuitable men, her connections to a crime... The Secret of the Villa Mimosa
Bea, a young girl, is suffering from amnesia after an attempted murder. She is befriended by a TV doctor, Dr Phyl, who gets her a job with a wealthy widow. Her job takes her to France where she gets her first memory of her former life at an abandoned ruin by the ocean. Dr Phyl and her policeman friend, Franco Mahoney, work to find her former life and who might have wanted to kill her. Bea finds letters left by the former family of the Villa Mimosa and re...