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'Gripping . . . Vividly evokes 17th-century Devon' Publishers Weekly 'An engaging cast and plenty of genuine suspense' Booklist Starred Review Devon, 1607. Gabriel Taverner, former ship's surgeon turned country physician, is called to examine a rotting body found impaled on a blade. Identifying the corpse seems a hopeless task ...
A Rustle of Silk
'Gripping . . . Vividly evokes 17th-century Devon' Publishers Weekly 'An engaging cast and plenty of genuine suspense' Booklist Starred Review Devon, 1607. Gabriel Taverner, former ship's surgeon turned country physician, is called to examine a rotting body found impaled on a blade. Identifying the corpse seems a hopeless task and the death is declared a suicide. But Gabriel is not satisfied and re-examines the body - making the first of a series of shocking discoveries that will lead him deep into the dark underbelly of the lucrative silk trade. As he investigates, Gabriel realises that not only was the death a murder - but even worse, he had a personal connection with the corpse.
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16.72 USD

A Rustle of Silk

by Alys Clare
Paperback / softback
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Watching the Ghosts
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24.16 USD

Watching the Ghosts

by Kate Ellis
Paperback / softback
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A Shaw & Valentine mystery When a body is discovered beneath the waves off Scolt Head Island, the contents of the dead man's pockets lead Detective Inspector Peter Shaw to suspect an outbreak of 'samphire wars': a turf battle for control of the prized sea asparagus which sells for a ...
At Death's Window: A Shaw and Valentine Police Procedural
A Shaw & Valentine mystery When a body is discovered beneath the waves off Scolt Head Island, the contents of the dead man's pockets lead Detective Inspector Peter Shaw to suspect an outbreak of 'samphire wars': a turf battle for control of the prized sea asparagus which sells for a small fortune along the affluent North Norfolk coast. Or does the killer merely want it to look that way? Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant George Valentine is investigating a series of break-ins targeted at wealthy second-home owners. And a lethal strain of adulterated cocaine is flooding the streets of nearby Lynn, leaving devastation in its wake. Then the second body is found - and the simmering tensions underpinning this remote coastal community come bursting into the open ...with devastating consequences.
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37.18 USD

At Death's Window: A Shaw and Valentine Police Procedural

by Jim Kelly
Hardback
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Bloodstone
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24.16 USD

Bloodstone

by Paul Doherty
Paperback / softback
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A prestigious literature conference is convening in Cambridge and Dulcie Schwartz is the university liaison for the event, meeting and greeting some of the finest minds in her field. But events do not run according to plan when one scholar's presentation is sabotaged while another visiting professor disappears. As Dulcie ...
Grey Howl
A prestigious literature conference is convening in Cambridge and Dulcie Schwartz is the university liaison for the event, meeting and greeting some of the finest minds in her field. But events do not run according to plan when one scholar's presentation is sabotaged while another visiting professor disappears. As Dulcie and her boyfriend Chris struggle to solve problems and soothe egos, a strange apparition starts to haunt the bi-annual event. And even Mr Grey, the ghost of Dulcie's late, great cat, appears to be overwhelmed, leaving Dulcie to manage an increasingly backstabbing crew of professional rivals, one of whom may be a killer.
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37.18 USD

Grey Howl

by Clea Simon
Hardback
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This is a new investigation for military policeman Max Rydal. During the hectic weeks before Christmas, the personnel of 26 Section Special Investigation Branch are engaged in shifting their headquarters in Germany. It is not going well. Snow is falling, the heating has failed and tempers are getting frayed. Crime, ...
Czech Mate
This is a new investigation for military policeman Max Rydal. During the hectic weeks before Christmas, the personnel of 26 Section Special Investigation Branch are engaged in shifting their headquarters in Germany. It is not going well. Snow is falling, the heating has failed and tempers are getting frayed. Crime, of course, doesn't stop for the move, and head of section, Max Rydal and his deputy, Sergeant Major Tom Black, are called to investigate a brutal attack on a young boy at a fancy-dress party. Meanwhile a military truck has gone missing, together with its driver, and there's a call for security to be tightened in preparation for the arrival of a high-level chess convention. Max, facing a lonely Christmas on base, is soon caught up in a complex case which offers little light relief - until he is introduced to one of the competing chess players, the glamorous Livya Cordwell...
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35.31 USD

Czech Mate

by Elizabeth Darrell
Hardback
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Arresting a Blanton was always going to be bad news, but things are about to get even worse for Sheriff Milt Kovak. Everyone in Prophesy County knows that you don't mess with the dim-witted, in-bred Blantons. So when Milt gets a call to say that Darrell Blanton has shot dead ...
Countdown: a Milt Kovak Police Procedural
Arresting a Blanton was always going to be bad news, but things are about to get even worse for Sheriff Milt Kovak. Everyone in Prophesy County knows that you don't mess with the dim-witted, in-bred Blantons. So when Milt gets a call to say that Darrell Blanton has shot dead his wife, he's expecting a rough ride. Arresting Darrell and putting him in the slammer may have been surprisingly easy, but things are about to get a whole lot worse. Eunice Blanton, Darrell's mama, takes a dim view of her son's arrest and decides to storm the Longbranch Inn where Milt's partner, Jean McDonnell is hosting a bachelorette party for Holly Humphries. With the women taken hostage, Eunice's terms are - unsurprisingly - simple: release her boy or a hostage gets shot every ten minutes. But there's a problem: Darrell has been found dead in his cell, with not a mark on him...
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37.18 USD

Countdown: a Milt Kovak Police Procedural

by Susan Rogers Cooper
Hardback
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Wealthy ship-owner Kostas Gatsos has been missing for several weeks, having been snatched from his luxury villa on the idyllic island of Lesvos. Curiously, there has been no ransom demand. When the police investigation stalls, the desperate Gatsos family turn to private investigator Alex Mavros for help. Inherently suspicious of ...
The White Sea: a Contemporary Thriller Set in Greece Starring Private Investigator Alex Mavros
Wealthy ship-owner Kostas Gatsos has been missing for several weeks, having been snatched from his luxury villa on the idyllic island of Lesvos. Curiously, there has been no ransom demand. When the police investigation stalls, the desperate Gatsos family turn to private investigator Alex Mavros for help. Inherently suspicious of the super-rich and initially reluctant to take on the case, Mavros finds himself dealing with a highly dysfunctional family with more than a few skeletons in its closet, a family whose tentacles have a surprisingly wide reach. Alex believes the key to the mystery lies in the ship-owner's shady past and sinister business deals - but the truth behind the kidnapping is more disturbing, and closer to home, than Mavros could ever have imagined.
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37.18 USD

The White Sea: a Contemporary Thriller Set in Greece Starring Private Investigator Alex Mavros

by Paul Johnston
Hardback
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On-board the MV Helios, cruising around the Mediterranean, copywriter David Ansell is seeking inspiration to write a glowing account of his voyage for the ship's owner, Rex Cruising Company. His inspiration comes in the form of the blonde and beautiful Melanie Caine and they are inseparable for the rest of ...
Damned by Logic
On-board the MV Helios, cruising around the Mediterranean, copywriter David Ansell is seeking inspiration to write a glowing account of his voyage for the ship's owner, Rex Cruising Company. His inspiration comes in the form of the blonde and beautiful Melanie Caine and they are inseparable for the rest of the cruise. Back home in suburbia with his wife, Ansell is pining for Melanie, so is delighted to get a call from her summoning him to meet her - along with the toy monkey she asked him to take through customs for her. When she doesn't turn up, he assumes she's got cold feet and no longer wants to pursue their relationship. However, when reports of a woman's body being found, horrifically tortured, are aired on the news - and Ansell's home is broken into with tragic consequences - it seems there's something that Ansell may have that someone will do anything to find . .
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37.18 USD

Damned by Logic

by Jeffrey Ashford
Hardback
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Intrepid 19th-century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor return in their second mystery. July, 1868. On receiving a commission from Matthew's cousin Luther to look into the suspicious death of Lafayette Baker, Head of the US National Detective Police, private investigators Matthew Grand and his business partner ...
The Circle
Intrepid 19th-century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor return in their second mystery. July, 1868. On receiving a commission from Matthew's cousin Luther to look into the suspicious death of Lafayette Baker, Head of the US National Detective Police, private investigators Matthew Grand and his business partner James Batchelor leave London for Washington DC. They find a country still scarred by the bitter legacy of the Civil War and even in death Lafayette Baker remains one of the most hated men north or south of the Potomac. The newly-created Ku Klux Klan wanted him dead. So did the Washington brothel-keepers, bar-owners and gamblers whom Baker had closed down. What does beautiful former spy Miss Belle Boyd know that she's not telling them? And could the President himself be involved? Matthew Grand finds he has come home to a mixed reception, while Batchelor struggles as an Englishman abroad. Will either of them survive long enough to uncover the truth?
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39.04 USD

The Circle

by M. J. Trow
Hardback
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Part social satire, part gripping police procedural, Bill James returns with the stunning prequel to Tip Top . In Bill James' London, everything seems to lead back to the drug-ridden housing estates of Whitsun Festival and Temperate Park Acres, where a connection, once made, is only ever one thing: trouble. ...
Full of Money
Part social satire, part gripping police procedural, Bill James returns with the stunning prequel to Tip Top . In Bill James' London, everything seems to lead back to the drug-ridden housing estates of Whitsun Festival and Temperate Park Acres, where a connection, once made, is only ever one thing: trouble. Trouble for journalist Gervaise Maniciple Tasker, whose investigation into the drug firms at the heart of the estates leads to his murder; trouble for Esther Davidson, Detective Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police, whose job it is to arrest the killer; and trouble for Larry Edgehill, a TV producer who, by the most tenuous of links, becomes more involved with the Romeo and Juliet-esque romance between a Temperate-based TV presenter and the daughter of the Whitsun gang leader than he ever would have wanted ...Blackly humorous, at times disturbing, and always gripping, Full of Money is a cynical but engaging look at culture, class and crime, through the eyes of a collection of deeply flawed but fascinating characters.
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35.31 USD

Full of Money

by James Bill
Hardback
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The new mystery featuring Dr Clyde Deacon - A gun that wasn t fired. A bridge that wasn t crossed. And a tack that wasn t used. These are the challenging clues Dr Clyde Deacon, a small-town physician in 1902 America, must decipher to solve the murder of Ephraim Purcell, ...
The Miser of Cherry Hill
The new mystery featuring Dr Clyde Deacon - A gun that wasn t fired. A bridge that wasn t crossed. And a tack that wasn t used. These are the challenging clues Dr Clyde Deacon, a small-town physician in 1902 America, must decipher to solve the murder of Ephraim Purcell, a local wealthy businessman with a rapacious appetite for money and women. His personal life disintegrating, Dr Deacon must race against mounting town pressure to uncover the perpetrator and the shocking motive behind the crime.
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37.18 USD

The Miser of Cherry Hill

by Scott Mackay
Hardback
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This is another contemporary hard-boiled noir mystery set in New York's seedy underworld. Nineteen-year-old Hootie is a mixed up kid. His late dad was a Crow Indian; his mother, remarried to a Jamaican, is black. His sister is a qualified attorney. But Hootie is neither black, nor white, nor Latino, ...
Cracker Bling
This is another contemporary hard-boiled noir mystery set in New York's seedy underworld. Nineteen-year-old Hootie is a mixed up kid. His late dad was a Crow Indian; his mother, remarried to a Jamaican, is black. His sister is a qualified attorney. But Hootie is neither black, nor white, nor Latino, nor Asian. He's been an outsider all his life. It's a pity because he's bright. But not bright enough to keep him out of trouble. So he has only just been released from Rikers Island after pleading guilty to three downtown burglaries. Thrown out of home, in the early morning he descends into the subway in Harlem where he is befriended by 'Bubba' Yablonsky, the biggest white man Hootie has ever seen, built like an interior basketball lineman, which he once was. Bubba produces a gun and lets off a fusillade of shots at a subway rat. And then offers Hootie a home, a shelter, great food, and the friendship of his friend Amelia. And Hootie wonders where the catch is, for there has to be one. What else has Bubba shot at? Who else? And that question also exercises cynical Detective Peter Chigorin, called 'the Russian' by his peers for his vodka drinking habits. He's investigating a homicide nearby, plus the murder of an innocent rat. Are they connected? And where do Bubba and Hootie fit in?
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20.44 USD

Cracker Bling

by Stephen Solomita
Paperback
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When a missing elderly man shows up dead on his son's front porch, Homicide Detective Lucinda Pierce isn't certain if she's investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she's ever encountered.
Twisted Reason
When a missing elderly man shows up dead on his son's front porch, Homicide Detective Lucinda Pierce isn't certain if she's investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she's ever encountered.
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22.30 USD

Twisted Reason

by Diane Fanning
Paperback
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The eighth book in the popular John Eisenmenger forensic mystery series - The newly promoted Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton once more turns to forensic pathologist John Eisenmenger to help with the discovery of a severed male head in a local farmyard. When a headless but female body then turns up ...
Soul Seeker
The eighth book in the popular John Eisenmenger forensic mystery series - The newly promoted Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton once more turns to forensic pathologist John Eisenmenger to help with the discovery of a severed male head in a local farmyard. When a headless but female body then turns up in a dustbin, they must acknowledge that this is the work of a serial killer. However, this killer seems to have scientific knowledge and a desire to experiment with his victims in his search for the human soul . . .
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22.30 USD

Soul Seeker

by Keith McCarthy
Paperback
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Bill James is on top form in this sharply satirical black comedy set behind the scenes at a museum George Lepage, the new Director of the Hulliborn Regional Museum and Gallery, has great hopes that his tenure in the post will be short and profitable. He has visions of early ...
Snatched
Bill James is on top form in this sharply satirical black comedy set behind the scenes at a museum George Lepage, the new Director of the Hulliborn Regional Museum and Gallery, has great hopes that his tenure in the post will be short and profitable. He has visions of early retirement, and perhaps - like his predecessor, and his predecessor's predecessor - a knighthood. But circumstances do their best to snatch his happy dreams away from him. First a deranged former staff member causes a riot in the Folk Department, and then three recently purchased, ruinously expensive paintings of dubious authenticity are stolen, putting the museum's security - and judgement - into question. The fate of the upcoming Japanese Ancient Surgical Skills exhibition, and its astonishing collection of tonsil excision implements, hangs dangerously in the balance. And over everything hangs the grim specter of the former Director, Flounce Butler-Minton, whose body may be most definitely dead but whose legacy lives on. And with every day that passes, the rumours of what Flounce did behind the Iron Curtain - and how the haversack straps, the whippet and the legendary Mrs Cray were involved - grow, threatening to erupt into a scandal that may cost the museum, and Lepage himself, everything...
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37.18 USD

Snatched

by Bill James
Hardback
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Ex-MI5 Harry Tate is back. Harry. Please make Grosvenor Square tomorrow 18.30. Urgent. Remember Mirovica. An atrocity that allegedly took place under Harry's watch in Kosovo in 1999 returns to haunt him when he receives a summons from an old UN contact. A lone assassin is tracking down all those ...
Retribution
Ex-MI5 Harry Tate is back. Harry. Please make Grosvenor Square tomorrow 18.30. Urgent. Remember Mirovica. An atrocity that allegedly took place under Harry's watch in Kosovo in 1999 returns to haunt him when he receives a summons from an old UN contact. A lone assassin is tracking down all those who were present that fateful night, despatching his victims with cold, skilful efficiency. Who is he and why does he want revenge? If he is to uncover the identity of this ruthless killer and stay alive in the process, Harry must uncover what really happened in Mirovica back in 1999.
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37.18 USD

Retribution

by Adrian Magson
Hardback
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Tuesday, 14th July 1789. Anne Cartier observes a mob storming the Bastille, the royal fortress in the heart of Paris. The city revolts and the king's authority vanishes. His adversary the Duc d'Orleans exploits the chaos. When several royal officers are assassinated, the Marquis de Lafayette and Mayor Bailly call ...
Assassins' Rage
Tuesday, 14th July 1789. Anne Cartier observes a mob storming the Bastille, the royal fortress in the heart of Paris. The city revolts and the king's authority vanishes. His adversary the Duc d'Orleans exploits the chaos. When several royal officers are assassinated, the Marquis de Lafayette and Mayor Bailly call upon Anne's husband, Colonel Paul de Saint-Martin, to investigate.Then a mob lynches a troublesome baker. The Abbe de l'Epee, teacher of the deaf, asks Anne to look into the incident. Who prompted the mob? Who profited by the murder? What can be done for the baker's deaf widow and son?More violence ensues, and on a dark night an assassin shoots a lieutenant of the Highway Patrol in the back. The victim was riding Saint-Martin's white horse. Who was the intended target? Anne and Paul find several suspect for these murders - and evidence of a mastermind, a hidden hand...
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35.31 USD

Assassins' Rage

by Charles Obrien
Hardback
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The new Detective Sam Becket novel - The small red box wrapped in white ribbon seems innocent enough, but it protects a bloody secret a human heart. When this gruesome package is discovered in a dinghy tied to the dock next to the house Detective Sam Becket shares with his ...
Hell
The new Detective Sam Becket novel - The small red box wrapped in white ribbon seems innocent enough, but it protects a bloody secret a human heart. When this gruesome package is discovered in a dinghy tied to the dock next to the house Detective Sam Becket shares with his wife, Grace, and their young son, he realizes that it can only mean one thing Cal the Hater, the psychotic killer who has haunted his family for years, has returned . . .
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22.30 USD

Hell

by Hilary Norman
Paperback
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Garden of the Dead
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22.30 USD

Garden of the Dead

by Andrew Neiderman
Paperback / softback
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A Little Too Much
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22.30 USD

A Little Too Much

by John Shannon
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Private investigator Liberty Lane's latest case takes her to rural Gloucestershire to uncover the truth of a brutal murder. July, 1840. Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate's doubts. He ...
The Path of the Wicked
Private investigator Liberty Lane's latest case takes her to rural Gloucestershire to uncover the truth of a brutal murder. July, 1840. Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate's doubts. He is, however, hiding something ...but what? As Liberty is about to discover, behind Cheltenham's genteel facade lies a hotbed of vice. It is a place where the poor are driven to desperate lengths to escape the horror of the workhouse. A place which is harbouring a ruthless killer. Can Liberty uncover the truth in time?
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39.04 USD

The Path of the Wicked

by Caro Peacock
Hardback
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July, Israel. Iraqi war vet and archaeology graduate Harper Jennings doesn't believe in the evil eye. So when Hagit - the woman assigned to show her and Chloe, Harper's fourteen-month-old baby, around Tel Aviv - drags the pair of them into a market to buy charms to ward off evil, ...
Outside Eden
July, Israel. Iraqi war vet and archaeology graduate Harper Jennings doesn't believe in the evil eye. So when Hagit - the woman assigned to show her and Chloe, Harper's fourteen-month-old baby, around Tel Aviv - drags the pair of them into a market to buy charms to ward off evil, it isn't the bad luck she fears but the market itself. Close, dark and crowded, the place worries Harper, and when an American man seems to be in trouble, it is only the presence of baby Chloe that stops her from wading in to help. Later, to Harper's dismay, she learns that the man she saw was murdered. So when she's invited to take part in an dig fifty miles away, while her geologist husband Hank takes part in the international symposium that has brought them both to Israel, she accepts. It will be safer away from the market, she thinks. But Hagit, who's coming along to look after Chloe, disagrees. She is convinced the evil eye is to blame, and that it will follow Harper wherever she goes ...
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37.18 USD

Outside Eden

by Merry Jones
Hardback
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Someone is stalking 14-year-old Elizabeth (Bessie) and wreaking all kinds of havoc. The whole Pugh clan rallies around Elizabeth to keep her safe but Elizabeth has her own problems. All the turmoil and angst of a regular 14-year-old is multiplied ten-fold with the constant reminder of the loss of her ...
Full Circle
Someone is stalking 14-year-old Elizabeth (Bessie) and wreaking all kinds of havoc. The whole Pugh clan rallies around Elizabeth to keep her safe but Elizabeth has her own problems. All the turmoil and angst of a regular 14-year-old is multiplied ten-fold with the constant reminder of the loss of her entire birth family.
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22.30 USD

Full Circle

by Susan Rogers Cooper
Paperback
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