Murder on Edisto

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611945232
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A big city detective. A lowcountry murder. Peace, safety, a place to grieve and heal. After her husband is murdered by the Russian mob, Boston detective Callie Jean Morgan comes home to her family's cottage in South Carolina. There, she can keep their teenage son, Jeb, away from further threats. But the day they arrive in Edisto Beach, Callie finds her childhood mentor and elderly neighbor murdered. Taunted by the killer, who repeatedly violates her home and threatens others in the community, Callie finds her new sanctuary has become her old nightmare. Despite warnings from the town's handsome police chief, Callie plunges back into detective work, pursuing a sinister stranger who may have ties to her past. He's turning a quiet paradise into a paranoid patch of sand where nobody's safe. She'll do whatever it takes to stop him.

Echoes of Edisto

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 161194726X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A phenomenal read from beginning to end." - Sharon Sala, bestselling author, about Edisto Jinx Murder came in with the tide . . . Edisto Island is a paradise where people escape from the mainstream world. Yet for newly sworn-in Edisto Police Chief Callie Jean Morgan, the trouble has just begun . . . When a rookie officer drowns in a freak crash in the marsh, Callie's instincts tell her it wasn't an accident. As suspects and clues mount, Callie's outlandish mother complicates the investigation, and Callie's long-time friendship with Officer Mike Seabrook takes a turn toward something new--but is shadowed by the unsolved mystery of his wife's death. Everyone's past rises to the surface, entangling with death that cuts to the bone. The roar of the surf made Callie's steps soundless, her thoughts louder. Two and a half weeks on the job, and she'd lost an officer. Edisto hadn't sacrificed an officer in its entire history, and the first female chief had to be the one to break the record. She sniffled. Salty breezes began to clear her sinuses, but nothing could assuage the guilt clinging to her like the muggy air Sarah lived. Francis died. And somebody had to be disappointed at that freakish turn of events, because she suspected it was meant to be the other way around. Crime was for people who lived across the big bridge on the mainland. But whether the natives liked it or not, the brake lines were cut on Edisto. She didn't want to go down that path, but one of them might be a frustrated, unfulfilled killer. C. Hope Clark is the award-winning author of the Carolina Slade Mysteries and now the Edisto Island Mysteries. During her career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she met and married a federal agent--now a private investigator. She plots murder mysteries at their lakeside home in South Carolina when not visiting Edisto Beach. Visit Hope at chopeclark.com.

Edisto Stranger

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611947499
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A cold case heats up . . . A dead man in Big Bay Creek, spring break, and a rogue FBI agent would be enough to drive Chief Callie Jean Morgan to drink . . . if she hadn't already quietly crawled inside a bottle of gin to drown her sorrows over a life ripped apart by too many losses. When her investigation into the stranger's death heats up an unsolved abduction case, Callie finds herself pitted against the town council, her son, the agent, and even the raucous college kids enjoying idyllic Edisto Beach. Amidst it all, Callie must find a way to reconcile her grief and her precious taste for gin before anyone else is killed. C. Hope Clark is the award-winning author of the Carolina Slade Mysteries and now the Edisto Island Mysteries. During her career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she met and married a federal agent--now a private investigator. She plots murder mysteries at their lakeside home in South Carolina when not visiting Edisto Beach. Visit Hope at chopeclark.com.

Libellenschwestern

Author: Lisa Wingate
Publisher: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 3641196167
Format: PDF
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»Lisa Wingates ergreifender Roman basiert auf verbrecherischen Adoptionen in den USA bis 1950.« (FÜR SIE) Der Dauer-New-York-Times-Bestseller, von den Goodreads-Lesern zum besten historischen Roman 2017 gewählt! Ein bewegender Roman über das kraftvolle Band, das Geschwister verbindet, über verborgene Geheimnisse und ihre heilende Wirkung, wenn man sie endlich lüften darf ... Ihre Geschichte beginnt an einem schwül-heißen Sommerabend im Jahr 1939, doch erst über 70 Jahre später wird sie erzählt werden können — aber davon weiß Avery Stafford noch nichts. Für sie hat das Leben keine Geheimnisse. Bis sie eines Tages auf die 90-jährige May Crandall trifft. Die Fremde erkennt ihr Libellenarmband, ein Familienerbstück, und sie besitzt ein Foto von ihrer Großmutter. Was hat May mit ihrer Familie zu tun? Avery stößt schon bald auf ein unglaubliches Geheimnis, das sie zurück in ein dunkles Kapitel ihrer Familiengeschichte führt ... Memphis, Tennessee, 1939: Die zwölfjährige Rill Foss und ihre vier Geschwister leben mit ihren Eltern in einem Hausboot auf dem Mississippi. Als die Kinder eines Tages allein sind, werden sie von angeblichen Beamten in ein Waisenaus gebracht. Rill hat ihren Eltern versprochen, auf ihre Geschwister aufzupassen. Ein Versprechen, das sie auf keinen Fall brechen will, aber es wird ihr alles abverlangen, vielleicht mehr als sie geben kann ... Ein zutiefst bewegender Roman, inspiriert von einer wahren Geschichte.

Newberry Sin

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611948630
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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EPIC Award Winning Series "Author C. Hope Clark brings to life . . . endearing and strong-minded characters that linger in your mind long after the last page is turned." --New York Times bestselling author Karen White Beneath an idyllic veneer of Southern country charm, the town of Newberry hides secrets that may have led to murder. When a local landowner's body, with pants down, is found near Tarleton's Tea Table Rock--a notorious rendezvous spot, federal investigator Carolina Slade senses a chance to get back into the field again. Just as she discovers what might be a nasty pattern of fraud and blackmail, her petty boss reassigns her fledgling case to her close friend and least qualified person in their office. Forced to coach an investigation from the sidelines, Slade struggles with the twin demons of professional jealousy and unplanned pregnancy. Something is rotten in Newberry. Her personal life is spiraling out of control. She can't protect her co-worker. And Wayne Largo complicates everything when the feds step in after it becomes clear that Slade is right. One wrong move and Slade may lose everything. Yet it's practically out of her hands . . . unless she finds a way to take this case back without getting killed. Author C. Hope Clark, an award-winning writer of two mystery series (Carolina Slade and the Edisto Island mysteries), founded FundsforWriters.com, which Writer's Digest has recognized in its annual 101 Best Web Sites for Writers for almost two decades. Hope is married to a 30-year veteran of federal law enforcement, a Senior Special Agent, now a private investigator. They live in South Carolina, on the banks of Lake Murray. Hope is ever hard at work on the next novel, and you can visit her at chopeclark.com.

Lowcountry Bribe

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611941105
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A bribery case gone wrong leads a woman into the deep, dank Carolina Lowcountry on a manhunt. Carolina Slade, a by-the-book federal county manager in the coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina, reports an attempted bribe only to find herself a key player in a sting operation run by Senior Special Agent Wayne Largo from the IG Office in Atlanta. However, the IG isn't telling Slade everything about this case or the disappearance-presumed-murder of Slade's boss the year before. When the sting blows up, both cases are put on hold and Wayne is yanked back to Atlanta, leaving Slade to fear not only for her life and job, but for her children's safety. Suddenly, operating by the book is no longer an option. Author C. Hope Clark, an award-winning writer of two mystery series (Carolina Slade and the Edisto Island mysteries), founded FundsforWriters.com, which Writer's Digest has recognized in its annual 101 Best Web Sites for Writers for almost two decades. Hope is married to a 30-year veteran of federal law enforcement, a Senior Special Agent, now a private investigator. They live in South Carolina, on the banks of Lake Murray. Hope is hard at work on the next novel in her Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Visit her at www.chopeclark.com.

Das Haus am Fluss

Author: Dorothea Frank
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442452651
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Eigentlich wollte Caroline Wimbley nie wieder in ihr Elternhaus Tall Pines zurückkehren. Sie liebt ihr Leben in New York. Doch dann erreicht sie der Hilferuf ihres Bruders. Es geht um ihre Mutter, eine exzentrische und starrsinnige Südstaaten-Lady, mit der es offenbar nicht zum Besten steht. Caroline reist nach South Carolina, um nach ihrer Mutter zu sehen. Zurück in New York stellt sie fest, dass der Aufenthalt in Tall Pines sie verändert hat. Von der Schönheit des Lowcountry und von den eigenwilligen aber auch herzlichen Menschen ihrer Heimat begeistert, beschliesst sie, sich von ihrem Mann zu trennen und nach Tall Pines zurückzukehren. Als Lavinia stirbt, muss Caroline sich mit ihrer turbulenten Familiegeschichte und ihrer gescheiterten Ehe auseinandersetzen. - Ein warmherzig und humorvoll geschriebener Schmöker.

Mercy Seat

Author: Elizabeth H. Winthrop
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406719058
Format: PDF
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Louisiana, die 1940er-Jahre, ein elektrischer Stuhl wird in die kleine Stadt St. Martinsville gebracht für die geplante Hinrichtung eines jungen Schwarzen namens Will, der ein weißes Mädchen vergewaltigt haben soll. In Wirklichkeit ist sie seine Geliebte gewesen, die sich aus Verzweiflung umgebracht hat und ihm nun nicht mehr helfen kann. Alle wissen, dass das Todesurteil ein Skandal ist, aber sogar Will selbst hat aus Trauer und Schuldgefühlen innerlich eingewilligt, und weiße Wutbürger drohen dem zweifelnden Staatsanwalt mit der Entführung seines Sohnes. Nach einer wahren Begebenheit, psychologisch fein und in einer an William Faulkner erinnernden multiperspektivischen Intensität erzählt Elizabeth Winthrop die tragischen Ereignisse bis zum überraschenden Ende. Ein meisterhaftes Buch, das man nicht mehr aus der Hand legt und das niemanden kaltlassen wird.