For Richer, for Poorer is the story of Kitty Kellogg Stokes, born into a hardscrabble life in small-town Pennsylvania, who rose to become the most influential woman in the political circles of New York and Washington, DC. When Kitty marries John Stokes, Jr., she bears him two sons. So begins a deception that will continue for decades and test the limits of a woman’s desire for revenge - and a mother’s love.
For alcoholic former actress Leigh Baker, the moment will always be suspended in time: Seeing her daughter plunge to her death from the terrace of a sixth-floor apartment. Months later, the man responsible is convicted by a jury of his peers. Four years after that, he is out on parole. And one by one, those whose testimony helped put James Delancey away meet violent ends. Manhattan doyenne Oona Aldridge is the first. She is found in the dressing room of a trendy Manhattan boutique, her throat slashed.
In a private suite at a New York hospital, Beatrice “Babe” Vanderwalk Devens awakens from a seven-year coma. The socialite and fashion designer is stunned to learn that her husband, Scottie, was brought to trial twice - and acquitted - for her attempted murder. Across town, the naked, mutilated body of a young man wearing a black leather bondage mask is found in an empty apartment in the Beaux Arts Tower, high atop the Museum of Modern Art.
"New York in the 80s, How low can they go..."
Stephanie Lang and Christine Avery meet in ballet school. Although they share the same dream - to become great dancers - they could not be more different. Ballet is in Stephanie’s blood; her mother, Anna, is a former dancer who lives to see her daughter achieve the fame she herself never attained. Christine has lived a sheltered life, secure in the love of her family. But her privileged upbringing conceals a devastating secret.
"Have loved this book for years..."
The first body is found in a hamper in the woods. Her feet were tied with a leather belt. There are traces of incense on her dismembered body, candle wax on her skin, and strange crumbs on her lips. As more butchered adolescent corpses turn up - the victims of a serial killer whose signature is the communion wafer left in each one's mouth - the evidence leads NYPD lieutenant Vince Cardozo into the sacred and moneyed world of Manhattan's exclusive parishes.
NYPD homicide cop Vince Cardozo must unmask a cunning killer in best-selling author Edward Stewart’s powerhouse tale of crime and punishment. When it comes to the dark side of humanity, Vince Cardozo has already seen plenty. But his encounter with cult leader Corey Lyle will challenge even Cardozo. Lyle stands accused of a brutal terrorist bombing and the murder of a Manhattan power couple. His trial transfixes the city - but nothing about the case is what it seems.
She is Kavalaris—the most magnificent singer ever to grace the international operatic stage. Her talent is the stuff of legend and has made the men around her rich. Mark Rutherford first saw her when he was a young boy—and he cannot forget her. It will be almost two decades—separated by a depression and a world war—before they meet again and fall deeply in love. Beginning in 1928 and continuing for almost six decades, Ariana tells the story of a performer whose extraordinary gift touches everyone who hears her.
As compatriots gather in the Arizona flatlands one shares a story of how he successfully defended a mining claim, although it was entirely by accident. Glenn Hascall affects an old timey storyteller voice to bring this classic story to life.