After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant has hit a wall. Ready for a kinder, gentler life, she takes a job as a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes the resources of her department.
Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing - quite an errand for a little girl. But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows.
"Fantastic Story, Read Beautifully"
RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.
"Great book, needs better narration..."
Social worker Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children. But now it seems she needs protecting. When her tormentor's attentions take a violent turn, she calls in reinforcements--her police-detective brother, Cole, and his new partner, ex-Navy SEAL Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat and the danger intensifies, Mitch takes a personal interest in the case. Because protecting Alison has become more than a job; his future depends on keeping her safe.
Vanished, the first book in the Private Justice series, follows reporter Moira Harrisons, who strikes a pedestrian while driving late one night on a wooded road. Dazed from the crash, Moira sees a second man appear at her window and assure her everything will be all right - but then she passes out. When Moira wakes, both men are gone, and a mystery awaits.
"Story is good. Narrator...not so much."
For four years, Kate Marshall has been grieving the loss of her husband and their three-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on an escalator in the mall, she is convinced it is the son she thought was dead. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan. The former Secret Service agent is dubious but agrees to investigate. Digging into the case he discovers that the incident may have been no accident at all.
The police say her father's death was suicide. Kelly Warren says it was murder - and she has new evidence to prove it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn't put much credence in her claim, and nothing in his case review suggests foul play. But when he digs deeper and discovers startling information linking her to a long-buried secret, the danger escalates. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?
"Love her books!!"
RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion for her romantic suspense. In this pulse-pounding thriller, the White House orders elite FBI operator Evan Cooper to secure Monica Callahan from a terrorist threat. But since Monica refuses all calls from her senior diplomat father, she sees no need for his round-the- clock protection—until a chilling “message” leaves no doubt.
"Great story, Great narrator"
Claire Summers is a determined, independent single mother who is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Keith Watson is a results-oriented workaholic with no time for a social life. As the executive assistant to a local philanthropic businessman, he's used to fielding requests for donations. But when a letter from Claire's 11-year-old daughter reaches his desk, everything changes. The girl isn't asking for money, but for help finding the long-lost son of an elderly neighbor.
By the early 1940s, when Ukrainian-born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française - the first two parts of a planned five-part novel - she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz: a month later she was dead at the age of 39. Two years earlier, living in a small village in central France - where she, her husband, and their two small daughters had fled in a vain attempt to elude the Nazis - she'd begun her novel, a luminous portrayal of a human drama.
"One word: Epic"
RITA Award-winning author Irene Hannon brings fans this exciting conclusion to her Heroes of Quantico series. In Harm’s Way opens with FBI agent Nick Bradley desperate to find a missing child. Then Rachel Sutton walks into his life, offering a tenuous link - Rachel claims she can feel the child’s terror through a tattered doll. Skeptical at first, Nick slowly uncovers startling connections that make him believe Rachel’s story - and believe her life is in grave danger.
When librarian Laura Griffith's 16-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James "Dev" Devlin to help. But the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer it becomes that the situation isn't just dangerous - it's deadly. Chilling and at times terrifying, Trapped is the latest thrilling listen from Irene Hannon, the queen of romantic suspense.
For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he is happily married, expecting his first child with the lovely Irène. But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. Worse still, the press seem to have it in for him - his every move is headline news. When he discovers that the killer has killed before - that each murder is a homage to a classic crime novel - the fourth estate are quick to coin a nickname: The Novelist.
Behold the incomparable Irene Adler - rising opera star and amateur sleuth extraordinaire. In total defiance of the restrictions of Victorian society, this liberated American woman joyfully flaunts her many talents and even outsmarts Sherlock Holmes. Irene finds a life-long friend and chronicler for her adventures in Penelope Huxleigh, a parson’s daughter she rescues from the London streets. Leery at first, Nell’s respect grows as Irene takes on the recovery of Marie Antoinette’s missing zone of diamonds and finds herself pitted against no less an adversary than the venerable Sherlock Holmes.
"Contrived and Tedious"
Irene summons up her courage in the face of a fierce snowstorm when her mother falls ill and Irene must deliver a ball gown to the duchess.
Karen and Val are family - yet they're anything but close. Karen has carried the burden of responsibility for her aging mother ever since her gorgeous sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had darker reasons for leaving town - as well as a secret to keep - and coming home has never been an option...until their mother suffers a stroke. Reunited in their hometown, Karen and Val must grapple with their past mistakes, their relationship with each other, and their issues with a mother who is far from ideal.
"Another excellent book by Irene Hannon"
Our preteen years, ages nine to 13, can present some of the most difficult times in our young lives, a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. We're eager to leave the "kid" stage, yet we're uncertain about what adolescence will bring; we start hearing the familiar refrain "wait until you're older" far too often. Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul is a companion guide for these transitional years.
"Great for children!"
Carole Nelson Douglas packs adventure and treachery into this entertaining mystery that begins in the rugged Afghanistani wilderness and ends in bustling Victorian London. As flamboyant diva and amateur detective Irene Adler protects a stranger from an unnamed foe, she finds herself dealing with poisonous serpents and international intrigue. Irene is enjoying a quiet day in an open air market outside Paris when a turbaned man collapses at her feet. While recovering, he tells of repeated attempts on his life that began on an Afghanistani battlefield.
In Dear Irene, intrepid investigative reporter Irene Kelly begins receiving letters from a psychotic pen pal. It seems someone is bent on creating a real life Greek tragedy - and in this play, everyone is supposed to die.
Two-time RITA Award-winning author Irene Hannon delivers wholesome romantic suspense that gets listeners’ hearts pounding. The second Heroes of Quantico book, An Eye for an Eye, picks up with FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Mark Sanders in St. Louis, where he reunites with his old flame, Emily Lawson. But when Emily is almost killed by an unknown sniper, Mark must race against time to uncover the shooter’s true identity - before they return to finish the job.