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Cassie Sheridan, KEY News justice correspondent, has all a television news reporter could want. But then, she makes a critical mistake. Suddenly, her career is in shambles, her credibility is questioned, and her teenage daughter makes her realize just how much time she hasn't spent with her. Cassie is transferred to Miami to wait out the end of her contract. But in an unsuspecting South Florida town, a killer is watching...and waiting.
"A Good Tale, tritely told"
Alice Augustine runs the oldest bookstore in the historic district of Natchitoches and believes technology is the root of most problems. If only more people would turn off the TV and shut down the computer, the world wouldn't be in the mess it's in. She wishes she could get the teens she loves to step away from the screens and hold on to their Creole culture. The only person who seems to understand her passion for classic literature is the mysterious website owner, Browning Wordsworth Keats.
"The best book I've read in a long time!"
Eliza Blake, host of the top-rated KEY News morning show, has witnessed tragedy and danger in her career. But nothing the accomplished professional has experienced has prepared her for when her seven-year-old daughter, Janie, is snatched from summer camp.
Annabelle Murphy makes her living explaining horrific conditions to the nation. So when a colleague dies with symptoms similar to those of the latest scourge, she knows the panic spreading through the Broadcast Center is justified. As one death follows another, the circumstances of the infections suggest that they may be murders. And when the authorities lock down the Center with the identity of the killer still unknown, no one can be sure who to trust, and neither the victims nor the murderer can escape.
Farrell Slater, a TV news producer, is at a crossroads. Her job at KEY News hangs in the balance when she fails to convince her boss to broadcast the story of the auctioning of the legendary Fabergé Moon Egg. While trying to figure out what she will do with her future, she learns that the multimillion-dollar treasure isn't all it appears to be. Farrell seizes the opportunity to expose the story and, in the process, save her career.
Piper Donovan never imagined that decorating wedding cakes could be so dangerous! A struggling actress with no immediate prospects and a recently broken engagement, Piper moves back in with her parents to take stock of her life. She steps tentatively into the family bakery business and finds herself agreeing to create a wedding cake for the acclaimed star of a daytime television drama. But soon someone close to the bride-to-be is horribly murdered.
Beautiful New York TV anchorwoman Eliza Blake has a past to hide. Her popular coanchor has a scandal he'd die to keep secret. The president's pretty wife wants desperately to avoid an indecent exposure. A parish priest knows a terrible truth. And a killer has a secret agenda that reaches from New York City's streets to the White House - it includes the time and place where Eliza Blake will have to die.
Piper Donovan accepts when the owner of Elysium, an exclusive spa and plastic surgery center, offers her an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to create a dazzling and unique wedding cake. The job also gives Piper the time and distance she needs to sort out her feelings for handsome FBI agent Jack Lombardi. But no sooner does Piper arrive than a guest is brutally murdered in one of the private bungalows.
"Easy On The Ears"
It’s the dead of winter and struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is thrilled to be in warm and romantic Sarasota, Florida, enjoying the powdery white beaches and golden sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. She and her family are there to celebrate her beloved cousin’s wedding. Not only is Piper creating the wedding cake, she’s also the maid of honor. But a cloud seems to hover over the whole affair. Shortly after a bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a kindly neighbor’s car is run off the road and a prospective witness, an innocent Amish teenager, is threatened to keep silent. Then a body is found....
"Not the best. ..."
New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark whips up a savory and suspenseful confection, filled with murder, mystery, history, and voodoo, in which Piper Donovan must unmask a devious killer striking in New Orleans' legendary French Quarter. Aspiring actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan has barely arrived in New Orleans to perfect her pastry skills at the renowned French Quarter bakery Boulangerie Bertrand when a ghastly murder rocks the magical city. Intrigued by the case, Piper can't help but look for the "Hoodoo Killer" among the faces around her.
Shelby Roswell is a history professor on the fast track to tenure until her new book is crushed in a review by the famous historian, Ransom Fielding. She struggles to regain her momentum only to discover that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her college. The place that was once a refuge from the poverty of her past is now a battlefield of Civil War proportions. Together, Shelby and Ransom learn that home is never very far away, and when you least expect it, love arrives.
KEY News film and theater critic Caroline Enright thinks her trip to a theater festival in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts will be as easy as a summer breeze...until her complicated relationship with her stepdaughter, Meg, grows even more tense, and two of Meg's friends are killed in what looks to be a tragic accident.
"Kept me tuned in!"
KEY News correspondent Diane Mayfield has to give up her vacation and bring her children and her sister to the New Jersey shore town of Ocean Grove to investigate a story. "Girls Who Cry Wolf" is the topic for the season premiere of "Hourglass," television's premiere news magazine show. Diane lands an exclusive interview with a troubled young woman whose tale of being abducted and held against her will for three terrifying days and nights had been disbelieved by the authorities.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit.
The Christmas holidays arrive on Bessie's magical mountain. Little did Bessie know that today, when the 10-o'clock train rolls to a stop at the summit of the snow-covered mountain, Matthew, a handsome stranger, will climb down from the coach car and enter her world.
When death shatters the serenity of the exclusive moneyed enclave of Tuxedo Park, New York, Eliza Blake, co-host of KEY to America, is on the scene. While attending a lavish gala at her friends' newly renovated estate, Pentimento, Eliza's host is found dead - a grotesque suicide that is the first act in a macabre and intricately conceived plan to expose sins of the past involving some of the town's most revered citizens.
"Enjoyable, easy read"
Eliza Blake, veteran of the morning show and now the anchor of the KEY Evening Headlines is suddenly thrust into the spotlight when Constance Young, the undisputed star of morning television, is found at the bottom of her swimming pool. Eliza is committed to finding out who wanted Constance out of the way, and why.
"Good addition to a great series"
Caroline Ashley is a journalist on the rise at the Washington Post until the sudden death of her father brings her back to Thorny Hollow to care for her mentally fragile mother. The only respite from the eternal rotation of bridge club meetings and garden parties is her longtime friend, Brooks Elliott.
Full-cast performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the novel. This timeless classic of gossip and matchmaking is presented as exquisite drama that questions and analyses the values and beliefs of Austen's own times, to understand the "blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd" world of the text.