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    Gregor Demarkian grew up in the Armenian-American enclave in Philadelphia known as Cavanaugh Street. Even though he left to go to college, and then went on to a storied career in the famous Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, he eventually returned t...


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    Gregor Demarkian returns with a case of an unresolved crime and a new, brutal murder, in Jane Haddam's Hearts of Sand Alwych, Connecticut, is the stereotypical old money Connecticut beach town -- the best families live in mini-mansions on Beach ...


  • McKenna investigates the first casualty in a New York literary war The romance boom has ended, and the women who made fortunes writing bodice-rippers are now scribbling mysteries instead. When the genre’s “true” authors fight back, a battle ...


  • Back in her hometown, McKenna quickly remembers why she left Waverly, Connecticut, has turned its back on most modern conveniences. It has no cinema, no strip malls, no supermarket. Groceries are nearly an hour’s drive away, along spotty two-lan...


  • When a literary agent is murdered, every bodice-ripping author is a suspect The nation’s most famous romance authors are often so over-the-top that they could star in their own work. Catty, eccentric, and vain, they live to make each other miser...


  • On her first day at a new office, McKenna is greeted with a corpse Writing Enterprises makes Patience McKenna sick. A onetime romance novelist, she has recently vaulted into the arena of true crime -- a happy side effect of being too close to a hi...


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    Gregor Demarkian returns in a mindbending case of death and disappearance amongst the wealthy suburban elite. In Waldorf Pines, a very rich, gated suburb of Philadelphia, ostentation and pretension are the order of the day. But even by the local ...


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    Twelve years ago, Chester Morton disappeared from his hometown in Mattuck, New York, leaving no trace and never to be heard from again. For the past twelve years, his mother has kept the search for her son alive -- paying for a billboard overlooking ...


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    Sheila Dunham is a gossip columnist's dream--she's famous, loud and, to most who meet or see her, deeply offensive. As a result, she's been fired from every job on television she's ever had--first as a serious journalist, then as a personality, final...






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    In every small town there is one person who always sparks controversy, and in Snow Hill, Pennsylvania, that person is Ann-Victoria Hadley. Now this 91-year-old spitfire is igniting a veritable powder keg -- when she sues the school board for adding "...


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    Margaret's Harbor, a small, exclusive island off the coast of Massachussets, has been disrupted for weeks by the antics of a group of young celebrities. Kendra Rhode, of the extremely wealthy Rhode family, is the ring leader and part-year resident on...


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    A CITY UNDER SIEGE Philadelphia has been plagued by a serial killer dubbed the Plate Glass Killer by the media...until the police finally catch a break: Henry Tyder, the scion of a prominent Main Line family, is found literally with blood on his han...


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    A FAMOUS RABBLE-ROUSER When Philadelphia's right-wing-ranting radio host Drew Harrigan is arrested for possession of illegal pain killers, he implicates a homeless man, Sherman Markey, in the drug buys, and is soon checked into a locked rehabilitati...


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    Windsor Academy ranks as one of the best New England prep schools money can buy. From its Gothic arches to its ethnic diversity, it looks picture perfect...as long as nobody notices that the headmaster's wife has a student lover and drugs are as avai...


  • in Creature Cozies

    They're cute... they're cuddly... they're on the case. We all know that the most innocent-looking pets can commit a lot of unexpected mischief. But they can also have a talent for sniffing out two-legged troublemakers of a more dangerous kind. ...


  • in Like A Charm

    Desire leaves a man destroyed ... A young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden ... Jealousy drives a woman mad ... An obsession with numbers precipitates a deadly revenge ... Ambition leads to a curious exchange ... An uncanny likeness...


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    Cavanaugh Street is a mostly quiet Armenian neighborhood in downtown Philadelphia where nearly everyone knows everyone else and certainly knows their business. But that quiet is destroyed when the Armenian Orthodox church is destroyed by a bomb and i...


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    Every school class has a target. It was just the way the world worked. A long time ago, in the small town of Hollman, Pennsylvania, it was Liz Toliver, once too smart and too shy for her own good. Today, she's a popular author, and an esteemed CNN pa...


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    There's hell to pay in Philadelphia when Marty Kelly commits suicide over his wife's body in the sacristy of St. Anselm's Church. Everyone assumes that Bernadette Kelly, a diabetic, died of natural causes--until the autopsy reveals death by arsenic. ...


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    When writer and ex-deb Bennis Hannaford discovers the body of super-heiress Kayla Anson in the family garage, her visit to Litchfield County, Connecticut, is reluctantly extended. Bennis's hostess, Margaret Anson, presents an icy version of the griev...


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    DOWN THE AISLE -- TO DEATH Armies on the eve of invasion could learn a thing or two about preparation from the denizens of Cavanaugh Street, who never do anything halfway. This time it's a wedding that's taking over the collective consciousness of t...


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    When an infant is found murdered at a controversial women's retreat located in the small community of Bellerton, North Carolina, rumored to be a den of Satan worship, former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian pursues the truth and learns that are many with a...


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    A BIRTHDAY BASH TO DIE FOR! That's what Bennis Hannaford and ex-FBI special agent Gregor Demarkian are in for when they accept an invitation to the one hundredth birthday party of a Hollywood legend. The reclusive Tasheba Kent, femme fatale of the s...


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    "BRING YOUR BODY..." reads the health club flyer, "to the Fountain of Youth Workout Studio -- Be a New You for the New Year!" And co-owners leggy Magda Hale and her dashing husband, Simon, are busy signing up a slew of New Haven women eager to be yo...


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    EIGHT NIGHTS OF MURDER! That's what Hanukkah in Philadelphia shapes up to be this year, as a killer stalks America's most outrageous talk show host from NewYork to the City of Brotherly Love--bailiwick of ex--FBI man Gregor Demarkian. The good ...


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    Former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian is called in to investigate the bizarre demise of media tycoon Charles van Straadt and becomes caught in the disputes over the mogul's wealth, a Harlem gang war, and a power struggle at an uptown health center. Origi...


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    Former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian races against time to prevent a Valentine's Day murder that would keep the perpetrator of a long-unsolved crime secret forever. Reprint. PW. K....


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    A HOLY ORDER OF MURDER The Order of the Sisters of Divine Grace is holding a convention on the Philadelphia campus of St. Elizabeth's College--and the list of invitees is studded with unlikely Main Line luminaries like charmless corporation king Hen...


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    Invited on Wall Street wizard Jonathan Baird's boat to help celebrate Baird's release from prison for insider trading, former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian is shocked to disover that strychnine is on the ship's menu. Original....






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    It's Christmastime in Bethlehem, Vermont, but there's no deep and dreamless sleep for this little town. Instead, everyone's getting ready to stage the annual Nativity play, the town's one tourist attraction and economic mainstay. Everyone except outs...


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    Fifteen hundred years after St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland an Armenian detective is dueling sin in a small upstate New York town. On the eve of St. Patrick's Day festivities, a young nun in training has been murdered. A man of irresolute f...


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    THINGS THAT GO DEAD IN THE NIGHT Former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian has been invited to speak at a small liberal arts college, his lecture on murder having been scheduled for Halloween night. But someone on campus has already taken the course, and is...


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    IT'S THE FOURTH OF JULY AND SOMEONE IS PLANNING AN ALL-AMERICAN MURDER Former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian finds that WI play is as American as apple pie and the Fourth of July. Duty calls him to a swank Long Island manse where presidential hopeful St...


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    ASH WEDNESDAY, HOLY THURSDAY, DEADLY FRIDAY Former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian is doing a friend a favor when he shows up in Colchester, New York. The Cardinal Archbishop has a problem: A young woman has been most mysteriously murdered, and one of his...


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    THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THE HOMICIDE For former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian, retirement has just come to an abrupt end. What started as a mysterious summons to a Christmas Eve feast at multimillionaire Robert Hannaford's isolated country est...