Book List in Order:36 titles

  • Three young women work at Madame Theraux's luxurious brothel in Paris of 1870. Jeanne-Marie, a young, widowed French peasant with a child to support, serves caviar and champaign at Madame Theraux's soirees. Dianne Gautier, a wealthy English heiress i...


  • THE CHILL OF SUMMER Ellen Stacey was pretty, talented, out-of-work young actress, facing a long, hot New York summer. She welcomed the offer to take care of 11-year-old Cecily Vandering at the family's seaside estate. But soon it became clear ...


  • AN OLD HOUSE WITH...EVEN OLDER SECRETS For twenty-four years. Gail Loring has fought both her fear of the alcoholic haze in which the women of her family have lived and the haunting images of a man--her great-great-great-grandfather--called the Mo...


  • INVITATION TO A HOLOCAUST She came to the ancient and fearsome Castle Estillio as the guest of a rich scientist and his frivolous sister. But she quickly realized that she was a prisoner among madmen. The bizarre tower which had been turned into a...


  • A NIGHTMARE REVISITED Sara Hargreaves spent four years in prison for a crime of passion she didn't commit. Now she's escaped, desperate to see her dying mother and to clear her name. With her photo appearing nightly on the local news, Sara dis...


  • Kate Killigrew leaves New York City, her advertising job, and ex-fiance to come to a small island off the North Carolina coast. She rents an old house on the beach and her first night there, she looks out the window and sees a girl, clad in a summery...


  • The ringing telephone brought Carla Baron awake in the early morning darkness. Confused and alarmed, she lifted the receiver to her ear. Her dead husband said, "Come back to me, Carla, you and Melissa both. Everything will be different from now on. I...


  • It was in the 1880s that Laura Harmon, adopted daughter of a Brooklyn evangelist, eloped with a young Englishman, Richard Parrington. Richard was handsome, high-spirited, and charming. He was a 'remittance man', paid a monthly sum by his rich Londo...


  • The inheritance of a condominium in New York, along with a considerable amount of money, brings Betty and Jenny Carr from the small town of Carrsville, Missouri, to the glamorous big city. Betty, the younger of the two sisters, has dreams of becoming...






  • For twenty years the shadow has been there, unseen, a threat to Deborah’s future. She had seemed to have everything -- books, intelligence, and indulgent, rich stepfather, and a handsome, wellborn fiancé. Then in her twenty-fourth year her step...


  • Her fears did not need darkness. They flourished in the bright sunlight, in the new house... -- "Get away," her grandmother's old friend told her. "Get away and stay away." But much as Linda hated Wessex, to leave it would end her marriage to Guy N...


  • If New York City that early summer had not begun to seem like a foretaste of Hell, none of it would have happened. I would not have answered the ad in the Village Voice. And, therefore, later on I would not have stood on the shore of a wind-roughened...


  • The advertisement, complete with box number, appeared in New York newspapers: "Will anyone having information about an infant abandoned in Manhattan twenty-eight years ago please communicate." -- Katherine Derwith had placed the advertisement. In ...


  • SUMMER OF DANGEROUS SECRETS The door to the study stood open. No one looking at the lovely seaside Dorrance Cottage -- if a twenty room mansion could truly be called a beach cottage -- would ever guess what happened inside. For a pool of blood bef...


  • Here is a spellbinding story of violence, death and love. Set in the present day, its strange happenings are related to a violent and tragic event at Hampton Court Palace, one that took place four and a half centuries ago. It is a breathtaking rom...


  • STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ON A BITTER VOYAGE TO THE HEART OF PASSION, VENGEANCE...AND MURDER! FIONA Scorched by the shame of a villainous lie, she burns to avenge her broken heart...as other women yearn for love. BRIAN Now her whole being aches to de...


  • After marrying handsome and wealthy widower Martin Summerslee, shy Susan Hapgood finds herself increasingly jealous of Martin's beautiful first wife, Irene, mysteriously killed in the crash of her small plane, but she soon discovers that a dark and d...


  • Diana was drawn instantly to the charming old beach house in the Hamptons, even though it was David’s former mistress who had found it for her. Alone one night, Diana was startled from her sleep by soft laughter, voices, eerie piano music -- and th...


  • The Etruscan underworld goddess held the wheat-symbol of life in one hand, and in the other, the sacrificial knife. To Samantha Develin, the ancient figure seemed sinister, and not just because of the chill, enigmatic smile on its bronze lips. The re...



  • The party was long over when beautiful Lisa Marsden came to Deveron Hall in the Scottish highlands, the party that had seen her Hollywood director father savagely slain, her glamorous actress mother committed to an asylum, and Lisa's own childhood sh...


  • The Edge of Day, A Boyhood in the West of England -- "I was set down from the carrier's cart at the age of three, and there with a sense of biwilderment and terror my life in the village began..." -- Thus begins a truly lovely reading experience....


  • Passion's Perilous Path From the upright love of a God-fearing fiance in the American colonies .....to the drunken assault of a brutishly powerful Scottish lord in his highland lair... ... to the forbidden embrace of a man with royal blood in ...


  • “It is easy to see why the Venice police thought I might be responsible for that death in the Belzoni’s crumbling but proud old house, First of all, I was a stranger, an American spinster of almost twenty-four, who had arrived alone in a country ...


  • Childhood memories of a lonely and frightened summer she spent on Dolor Island had given Jennifer Langley, New York career girl, little reason to lie the island's mistress, her arrogantly selfish Aunt Evelyn. And so it was with reluctance that the ad...


  • WEIRD WELCOME They were all waiting for Karen on the hill in Central Park where they met each day at dusk in what had become a kind of ritual gathering. But as Karen approached, she felt something strange in their expressions...something cold.....


  • The House She Feared Was Now Her Home Irene grew up in fear of the Fonsell mansion. For years the young heiress heard the villagers talk of dark deeds performed behind its locked doors, of the violent, lustful man who was its master, and of his yo...


  • Wed To Terror To newlywed Paula Garbraith, her husband Wayne was the perfect mate. He was devastatingly handsome, wonderfully warm and attentive -- and she willingly put her life and love in this strong, capable hands. Then Wayne vanished, and ...


  • The big old family house in the Long Island woods was filled with unhappy memories of an ancient scandal and a sisters’ feud. Catherine Morrel had never been invited there had never even met her Aunt Marian or Marian’s husband, Loren Hauklid. Rec...






  • NO ESCAPE Jane Warren was fleeing the memory of a broken love affair when she came from Manhattan to the windswept solitude of the cottage by the sea. Neither the howling of the wild dogs in the swamp nearby, nor the strange hostility of the local...


  • The Rites of Fear Weird shadows danced on the walls of the vast, grotesquely ornate living room where Tara Mornette sat motionless on her throne-like chair. Beside her stood her nephew, handsome, coldly arrogant. In the doorway were the two Orient...


  • THE WALLS OF JERICHO When a distant uncle bequeathed his isolated old estate to Lisa Stanhope, the lovely young girl eagerly flew west to Jericho to claim her inheritance. Behind in Manhattan, she left a successful modeling career and a failed mar...


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    TREMORS OF EVIL Susan Sayre did not know what awaited her at Tate House. But she had a strange premonition that whatever it was would somehow open the locked doors of her mind and release the dark secrets she had long ago imprisoned. She was fille...


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    For Manhattan career girl Joan Creighton, the trip to Europe was a flight from the memory of cruel betrayal in a love affair. She would tour the continent as companion to a President's widow, and hope to find forgetfulness. But from the moment Jo...



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    A narrative portrait of the life and writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe examines the nineteenth-century era that spawned her work and the dramatic influence of her controversial work, Uncle Tom's Cabin. ...