Author: Mark Twight
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2002-01-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber is raw, unfiltered Twight who makes it clear that climbing is only distantly about the summit. Whether railing against the spinelessness of siege-style mountaineering, admitting addiction to pushing the bounds of the possible, or revelling in his ability to cut away anything in life that holds him back, Twight never blinks. Along the way, there is the drama of new and epic routes, unbreakable bonds between climbing partners, and Twight's evolution as a climber and a man. He tells every story in a unique, in-your-face style.
Special Agent Renee LeBlanc was deep undercover, close to exposing the leader of a terrorist cell. Then he showed up in the midst of her op. Mark Alexander, the only man who had ever upset Renee's uncanny instincts—a man who could blow her cover with a word. The desire between them was as strong as ever, but who was Mark really—ally or foe? Hero or villain? Lover…or assassin? These were decisions she had to make. Heaven help her if she was wrong.
You never can tell what a big, tough Polish boy will do when he finds a nude blonde in his bathroom. Especially if he is a heavyweight fighter who was born back of the yards, is married to a million dollars, and has a psychiatric record. He might do a number of things. He might tell her to get out. He might yell for his wife. He might blow what's left of his top. He might even do what Barney Mandell did, come to his addled senses... Originally published in 1951.
In the distant future, mankind has mutated into Sime and Gen. Jonmair is a Gen, and Baird is Sime, and when Baird rescues Jonmair from the Last Kill, she suddenly has a life to live--and someone with whom to share. But can Baird, one of the wealthiest men in Norlea, also be the life partner that Jonmair longs for? Can love indeed conquer all? Or will death finally triumph over love? An original Sime Gen novel, Number Eleven in the series, and never before published.
A senator is seduced and assassinated, and his journalist son follows the trail to a fatally sexy Soviet agent. This deadly "woman in black" moonlights as a high-class escort to lure powerful men into her web of blackmail and death. But Nick Crane believes he's finally found his father's murderer, and he's about to expose...the Black Widow! Plus: Tony Stark gets his spy on, and the Black Widow proves she's an Iron Man's best friend, when the Armored Avenger goes undercover to take down a foe using his own decommissioned tech! Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2010) #6-8 and material from IRON MAN: KISS AND KILL.
Author: Anne Flett-Giordano
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Release Date: 2015-05-25
A California beach town is flooded with movie stars and the occasional murder in this “funny, sexy mystery” from the Desperate Housewives staff writer (Publishers Weekly). As movie stars descend on Santa Barbara for an international film festival, smart-talking deputy chief detective Nola MacIntire and her handsome partner, Tony Angelotti, are out to solve the murder of a local street musician. It sounds like a simple-enough case of senseless killing—until a businessman who recently lost his shirt in the crash also loses his life. Suddenly, Nola and Tony have a tangled web of crime on their hands. And pulling the strings leads them to shady real estate deals, underground eco-radicals, and more danger than either wants to deal with in this “absolutely hilarious” debut novel by a five-time Emmy-winning television writer and producer (Marilyn Dahl). Nominated for Best Mystery, Southern California Independent Booksellers Association. “A delightful combination of snark, sass, and sunshine . . . one to enjoy in the sun, preferably with sand between your toes and an umbrella drink close at hand.” —Publishers Weekly “Raymond Chandler meets Chelsea Handler—a hard-boiled, sexy, funny book.” —David Hyde Pierce, acclaimed Broadway actor and star of Frasier “Absolutely hilarious . . . the rat-a-tat banter will delight you.” —Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness “The one-liners seem more and more natural as the book goes on, and by the end, the reader is eager for more. Recommend this enjoyable romp to fans of Evanovich and other wisecracking lady sleuths.” —Booklist “A smart, irreverent, and delicious yarn. Murder and mayhem in picaresque Santa Barbara.” —Wendie Malick, star of Hot in Cleveland, Just Shoot Me, and Dream On “Deeply twisted and deeply funny, Marry, Kiss, Kill is a laugh-out-loud murder mystery. Flett-Giordano’s delightfully sardonic sense of humor is outrageous and satisfying.” —Jane Leeves, star of Hot in Cleveland, Frasier, and more
Author: Michael Karol
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Ray Abreu just met his forever guy: a handsome New York detective who's a cool, hot piece of man candy. But someone — or something — else is after Ray, and he’s not used to losing. He's killer. And he'll redefine the meaning of forever.
Author: Ann Rule
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Genre: True Crime
The dark side of love is no fairy tale.... And while we may like to believe that crimes of the heart only victimize those who aren't careful, this page-turning collection of must-read accounts will convince you otherwise. America's #1 true-crime writer, Ann Rule reveals how lovers become predators, how sex and lust can push ordinary people to desperate acts, and how investigators and forensics experts work to unravel the most entangled crimes of passion. Extracting behind-the-scenes details, Rule makes these volatile relationships utterly real, and masterfully re-creates the ill-fated chains of events in such cases as the ex-Marine and martial arts master who seduced vulnerable women and then destroyed their lives...the killer whose calling card was a single bloodred rose...the faithless wife who manipulated and murdered without conscience...the blind date that set the stage for a killer's brutality...and more. In every case, the victim -- young and innocent or older and experienced -- unknowingly trusted a stranger with the sociopathic skill to hide their dark motives, until it was too late to escape a web of deadly lies, fatal promises, and homicidal possession.
A long-ago act of kindness to a desperate woman changed Dr. Carrie Overton's life forever. Before disappearing, the grateful stranger had given Carrie her newborn son. When the woman is murdered, the secret becomes Carrie's alone. She has kept both it and her son, Sam, safe for sixteen years. But now a friend of Sam's has gone missing. The police believe he's a runaway—until he's found dead. Then another teen disappears, and talk turns to that long-ago murder. Newcomer Gabriel Cain is asking too many questions, befriending Sam, getting too close. Carrie distrusts him even as she finds herself falling for him. But Gabriel has secrets, too…. Is it time for the lying to end?
Author: Lauren Henderson
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
When 16-year-old Scarlett Wakefield transfers from St. Tabby’s to Wakefield Hall Collegiate, she is relieved that no one knows her dark, haunting secret. A few months ago, Scarlett was invited to an elite party with a guest list full of the hottest names in British society, including Dan McAndrew. Before the party, Scarlett had only imagined what it would be like to have her first kiss with Dan, but on the penthouse terrace, Dan leaned in close and she no longer had to wonder. Their kiss was beautiful and perfect and magical, and then . . . Dan McAndrew took his last breath as she held him in her arms. No one knows how or why Dan died, and everyone at St. Tabby’s believes Scarlett had something to do with it. But now that she’s safely hidden away at Wakefield Hall, Scarlett would rather forget that it ever happened. Only she can’t. Especially when she receives an anonymous note that will set her on the path to clearing her name and finding out what really happened to the first and last boy she kissed. From the Hardcover edition.
PASSION AND INTRIGUE IN THE BAHAMAS... After discovering the telephone call he received at 2:30 a.m. was a hoax, WILLIE JACKSON the owner of the Silver Dollar Inn, knew he had problems on his hand when the caller lied to him saying that his building was on fire. So he and his good friend Sgt. Johnson from the Criminal Investigation Department put their heads together to bring the culprits to justice by any means possible.
THE PREDATOR New York City has a monster on the loose and his name is Tarryn Cooper Love. No one had given a second glance to the handsome taxi driver, but in reality he had been molded to be a killer since early childhood. His mother, who valued a juicy murder above all else, had taught him well. Just one more trophy and he is set to reach his goal, surpassing his mother’s idol, the infamous Ted Bundy. THE PREY When a beautiful young woman gets into his cab flashing a wad of cash, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. As she starts confessing her plans for ending her own life he decides to listen to her story, hoping to charm her back from the brink of death, to heighten his game. What he discovers is a twisted tale that has taken her from the hardened streets of LA to the upper crust of New York...a story that might even rival his own. Tarryn has to decide within the space of 24 hours, if he should kill her or save her – and perhaps save himself in the process.