Books & More for Santa Cruz Readers...
"In a letter to his nephew, Edward Holton James, a student at Harvard, James wrote: "Read--read--read MUCH. Read everything.""
from Selected Letters by Henry James
Fast-paced Stories with a Touch of Romance
by Castle, Jayne
Para-archaeologist Lydia Smith has her hands full when she takes a part-time job in the low-rent Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors hoping to get her career back on track after an unfortunate incident in an alien tomb.
by Neggers, Carla
While investigating the mysterious legend of an ancient stone angel in Ireland, folklorist Keira Sullivan is rescued from disaster by Simon Cahill, who does not believe in myths or magic until he discovers that they are being followed by a great evil.
Blue Smoke and Murder
by Lowell, Elizabeth
Protecting a river guide with ties to the art world, private information collector and reluctant bodyguard Zach Balfour quickly realizes his charge is in more danger than previously known, a situation that pits them against the ruthless multi-million-dollar western art circuit.
by Brockmann, Suzanne
When Gina Vitagliano, the young woman he had rescued during a terrorist hijacking, is kidnapped once again Max Bhagat races against time in a desperate gamble to save the woman he loves.
by Brown, Sandra
When the peaceful town of Cleary, North Carolina, is beset upon by a serial killer who leaves a blue ribbon at the site of his victims' last sightings, police chief Dutch Burton, struggling with a recent divorce, finds the case complicated by his ex-wife's disappearance during a blizzard.
Chill of Fear
by Hooper, Kay
Haunted by a twenty-year-old unsolved crime, FBI agent Quentin Hayes attempts to put the mystery to rest and is joined by Diana Brisco, a woman struggling to unlock the meaning of her nightmares about a long-vanished child.
Close to You
by Dodd, Christina
Adopted by a prominent Texas family, Caitlin Prescott, now known as Kate Montgomery, is working as a news reporter when she discovers that a mysterious stalker may hold the key to unanswered questions about her past.
by Cameron, Stella
When murder and mayhem plague St. Cecil's church, Roche Savage, a renowned psychiatrist with a dark secret, and widow Bleu Labeau, a reticent teacher who has come to Toussaint to start a new school, join forces to solve the mystery--an investigation that reveals the deadly truth about their town.
by Howard, Linda
Meeting a dire end after double-crossing her lover, a ruthless crime lord, the cynical, amoral, and manipulative Drea returns to life a changed woman, determined to bring down those responsible for her death, joining forces with the FBI to become a guardian of the defenseless and the lover of an enigmatic stranger with a shocking secret.
by Joyce, Brenda
Entreated by her estranged twin sister, Lana, to impersonate her for two days in order to save her life, Kait learns that Lana has many dangerous secrets and enemies, including a mysteriously seductive husband.
Every Breath You Take
by McNaught, Judith
A single night of passion with enigmatic billionaire Mitchell Wyatt on the tropical island of Anguilla draws Kate Donovan into the middle of a perilous criminal case when police suspect that Mitchell may have been responsible of the disappearance and possible murder of his own brother.
by Deveraux, Jude
In the aftermath of her beloved daughter's wedding, forty-five-year-old single mother Eden Palmer endeavors to transition into solitary life in a North Carolina small town, where she unexpectedly finds passion, intrigue, and betrayal.
by Robards, Karen
Sixteen years after participating in a robbery that had left a police officer dead, Kate, a Philadelphia prosecutor and single mom, is shocked when she learns that she is to prosecute one of her co-conspirators, a man who threatens to expose her if she does not prevent his conviction.
Her Mother's Shadow
by Chamberlain, Diane
Lacey O'Neill, while trying to care for the rebellious daughter of her late best friend, finally learns the truth about her own mother's murder when a stranger arrives in the town of Kiss River, exposing the mysteries of the past.
by Adair, Cherry
Jewel thief Taylor Kincaid is caught between violent terrorists and an elite team of global operatives when she inadvertently pockets valuable security codes along with a cache of diamonds during a theft at a South American terrorist compound.
by Harper, Karen
As a hurricane bears down on the residents of southwest Florida, forcing them to evacuate, Julie Minton and Zack Brockman, a former Navy SEAL, must race against time to find their missing children, which places them in the path of a dangerous enemy who is preparing to unleash an evil agenda.
I'll Be Watching You
by Kane, Andrea
Traumatized after a life-threatening attack by Gordon Mallory, who died in an accident after assaulting her, radio personality Taylor Halstead receives a threatening e-mail and wonders if she can trust Gordon's twin brother, Jonathan.
by Graham, Heather
Actress Kelly Trent becomes the victim of an obsessed fan who confuses her with the evil character that she plays on TV, and, after several attempts on her life, she teams up with a sexy former cop to catch a determined killer.
by Drake, Shannon
Kat Adair leaves London society behind and journeys to Egypt to be with the man she loves, Egyptologist David Turnberry, only to be met with animosity and distrust from David's best friend, archaeologist Hunter MacDonald.
Sailing to Capri
by Adler, Elizabeth
Teaming up to investigate six possible suspects in the mysterious death of an English Yorkshire tycoon, Daisy Kean and private investigator Harry Montana interact with the suspects on a lavish Mediterranean cruise that culminates in a dramatic reading of the victim's will.
Sizzle and Burn
by Krentz, Jayne Ann
Lonely and reluctant psychic Raine Tallentyre is targeted for recruitment into the secret Arcane Society by fellow psychic Zack Jones, an effort that is complicated by Raine's painful memories of how the organization shattered her family through an act of betrayal.
by Garwood, Julie
Struggling to keep her business afloat and her younger sisters together while completing graduate school in the wake of her mother's sudden death, Kate McKenna becomes caught up in a romantic fling with her best friend's brother, Dylan, a situation that is complicated when Kate begins to realize that someone wants her dead.
by Coulter, Catherine
Dispatched to the Kentucky mountains to discern the fates of a missing special agent and a doctor who is being protected by the FBI, agents Savich and Sherlock find the case further challenged by a young woman on the run and the doctor's mental deterioration.