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But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. It was founded by Albert Ellingham [and] shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped.
The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym, Truly Devious. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy.
So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders. Now Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again.
It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. But then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. And then he and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife, beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.
In their own words, they grapple for a way to say with certainty: This is how it went down. A web of lies and deception now has Lumikki on the run from those determined to get the money back—no matter the cost. At the center of the chaos: Polar Bear, the mythical drug lord.
The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.
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Not anyone. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl—a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey—she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl—it was she. Are Mr. And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?
Beau is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense. And maybe dangerous. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues.
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And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. And could finding her be only the beginning? Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
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Recently Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things. Now, the world might need protection from her. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive? And Ella Morison seems like an easy charge, sweet and well behaved. But most disturbing of all are the unexplained noises she hears at night—the howling and thumping and cries.
She also starts at Hardwicke Academy, the D. A charmer, one might say. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer.
But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows? Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Williston for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved ones—and herself—at risk. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind.
Digby—to drag her into a series of hilarious, dangerous, and only vaguely legal schemes all related to the kidnapping of a local teenage girl.
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A kidnapping that might be connected to the tragic disappearance of his little sister eight years ago. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek.
Until her sister Lily is the next target. Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Then Beth vanishes, leaving behind a flurry of rumors and a string of broken hearts. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales. When May looks around, she sees Princess X everywhere: Stickers. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon—her best friend, Libby, who lives. Professor Concordia Wells is eager to accompany her friend, Pinkerton detective Penelope Hamilton, on a cross-country train trip to San Francisco.
But Concordia should know there is no such thing as a free ride. When the Pinkerton Agency switches assignments at the last minute, she and Miss Hamilton have their work cut out for them. Fellow passengers prove to be both help and hindrance: a lady reporter in hiding, a con man…and a corpse or two.
Then there is the handsome gentleman with the dark hair, green eyes, and a secret agenda of his own. Good thing Concordia is an engaged lady. Or is it? U nseemly Haste, now in audiobook form. The new routine soon goes awry when a bludgeoned body—clutching a torn scrap of the only blueprint for Blue Arrow—is discovered on the property Concordia and David were planning to call home.
To unravel the mystery that stands between them and their new life together, Concordia must navigate deadly pranks, dark secrets, and long-simmering grudges that threaten to tear apart her beloved school and leave behind an unseemly trail of bodies. David Bradley—eagerly anticipates their honeymoon in the Hamptons. She has one errand along the way, to visit a former student seeking advice.
About a love interest, no doubt. If only it were that benign. The young lady, now employed as a switchboard operator, inadvertently eavesdropped on a murder plot involving the high finance world of the Stock Exchange Luncheon Club. How to notify the police without losing her position? Before Concordia can think of something, the girl is murdered. Without proof, the police give little credence to second-hand conspiracy tales.
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David convinces Concordia to leave the matter to the authorities and go on with their honeymoon. Little do they know that trouble will follow them to their peaceful getaway, and entangle them in secrets and long-standing grudges until they are fighting for their very lives. Once again, unseemly fate propels Concordia into sleuthing, but she should know by now that unearthing bitter grudges and long-protected secrets to expose a murderer may land her in a fight for her life. I have become a K. Owen fan. Her characters are well-rounded, the younger ones mischievous and all maintain the Victorian speech throughout.
Despite a few anxious moments to do with with dead bodies, it is a joy to read. Here Penelope recounts her first case as a Pinkerton in her own right, and the tale is full of the mysterious occurrences and unladylike action scenes one would expect from a daring protagonist such as Miss Hamilton. November So it is no surprise that, despite their irreconcilable differences, she finds herself agreeing to help him on a case once again.
He needs her to infiltrate the household of H. Comstock, a wealthy industrial magnate who has been the victim of factory sabotage and an assassination attempt, just as the family is about to sponsor a cotillion for their debutante daughter. Pen must resist her renewed feelings for the man, as she races against. Also available in paperback. Missing jewels…a haunted inn…a long-held secret….
She is to play the part of an eccentric spirit medium, eager to experience the purported ghostly manifestations. Click one of the links below:. Lady detective Penelope Hamilton must navigate a labyrinth of s politics, high society, and murder. The girl turns out to be the grandniece of an influential senator, who hires Pen to escort the girl and her friend from Chicago to his Washington, DC home.