Murder on Edisto

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611945232
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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.

Edisto Stranger

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611947499
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Newberry Sin

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611948630
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Tidewater Murder

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611942578
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"Terrific. Smart, knowing, clever...and completely original. A taut, high-tension page-turner--in a unique and fascinating setting. An absolute winner " Hank Phillippi Ryan Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author In the deep waters off the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina, corpses are turning up faster than dolphins chasing a shrimp boat . . . When federal agricultural investigator Carolina Slade's best friend is suspected of embezzlement and fraud in a sordid case involving drugs and migrant slavery, Slade must question her own long-held loyalties. She's desperate to believe in Savannah Conroy's innocence despite every scrap of evidence pointing to her friend's guilt. After a tomato farmer dies in a shrimp boat explosion, Slade's colleague, Senior Special Agent Wayne Largo, manages to force Slade off the case, citing conflict of interest. Refusing to quit even if it means violating agency orders, Slade fights to save her friend's career. Soon, Slade's the target of escalating threats meant to frighten her off the case. But threats might be the least of Slade's worries. She's also juggling a co-worker's sudden romantic interest, voodoo, and her teenage daughter's determination to solve mysteries like her mother. Slade struggles to keep her life, and the lives of those around her, safe and sane when, once again, digging up dirt on the ag business threatens to put her six feet under.

Lowcountry Bribe

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611941105
Format: PDF
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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.

Edisto Jinx

Author: C. Clark
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781515217534
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Callie Jean Morgan is settling into the Edisto Beach scene as a full-time resident, but upon attending a party she witnesses the accidental death of a beach vacationer. It's "that" time of season, she learns; the two-week period that accidents happen. However, Callie, a former Boston detective, sees trends in the events and doesn't believe in coincidences. She seeks to debunk the Edisto Jinx, praying against the worse-case scenario: that there's a serial killer amidst the SPF-coated, body-bathing hordes on Edisto Beach. When she realizes she looks like some of the accident victims, she's watching over her shoulder once again, like she did just a couple months before when she thought Russians stalked her, bringing up old, nasty memories. She has to find the cause of these deaths before the two weeks is up or she loses the culprit . . . until next year.

The Shy Writer Reborn

Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Fundsforwriters
ISBN: 9780988974500
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As an introvert and a writer, you feel stretched to choose between the lesser of two evils - marketing to people who'll most likely criticize you, or putting your writing on the back burner. Introverts have strengths that make them marketable, creative, and successful. Forget those people who tell you to change, to put on a different personality, to dance like a monkey before crowds. Here is the support to be a writer and remain who you care to be . . . genuine. The Shy Writer Reborn: An Introverted Writer's Wake-up Call, is the guide to being yourself and being a writer who can be successful, without changing who you are. Learn tricks for book signings, speaking, submitting, interviewing, and more. Pick up mantras to remind yourself how to deal with the situation you're in. The Shy Writer Reborn is the new bible for the writer seeking to remain true to himself while establishing his profession . . . successfully. "If you're a shy writer looking for both inspiration and practical how-to advice, C. Hope Clark's THE SHY WRITER REBORN is the operations manual for you; filled with tips on a range of issues facing introverted authors, Clark's engaging work offers assistance with everything from blogging to self-promotion to holding a successful book signing to finding your authentic voice, all while honoring your deep need for solitude in which to write." -- Kelly L. Stone, author of TIME TO WRITE: No Excuses, No Distractions, No More Blank Pages (Adams Media) "Shy types, rejoice! Introversion may seem like a major obstacle to building a successful writing career, but this wonderful covers-all-the-bases book handily debunks the notion. The only bad news? You'll have no more excuses not to succeed! Highly recommended." Peter Bowerman, Author, "The Well-Fed Writer" series, www.wellfedwriter.com "The number one thing that holds writers back is fear. For introverts -- who, ironically, are drawn to writing because they think you can do it alone -- the fear is even bigger. Interviews, book signings, public speaking -- many of the tasks of a freelance writer demand that you be social and perform. But don't fret -- Hope has solutions in The Shy Writer Reborn that let you make the most of who you are instead of asking you to change your personality." Linda Formichelli, owner of The Renegade Writer Blog (http: //www.therenegadewriter.com) and co-author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success "I love The Shy Writer Reborn! As a self-diagnosed introvert, I know the fears of many writers who are literally afraid to follow their passion and be successful. C. Hope Clark shares how to overcome that fear while navigating interviews, pitches, queries, and more. She even finishes the book with a great set of mantras! If you're a shy writer, this is the book that will help you find and cultivate an audience for your writing." -Robert Lee Brewer, Senior Content Editor, Writer's Market "Hope Clark has done an incredible service for authors by writing The Shy Writer Reborn. She guides you through the steps to overcome fears and finally get a book out of your head and on to paper. This book will help a lot of would-be authors realize their dreams. Highly recommended!" Stephanie Chandler, author of The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies for Serious Authors, www.StephanieChandler.com

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Author: Edward Everett Hale
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN:
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This is a collection of ten Christmas Stories, all written and published by Edward E. Hale. Contents: They Saw A Great Light Christmas Waits In Boston. Alice's Christmas-Tree. Daily Bread. Stand And Wait. The Two Princes. The Story Of Oello. Love Is The Whole. Christmas And Rome. The Survivor's Story. The Same Christmas In Old England And New.

The Murmurings

Author: Carly Anne West
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144244181X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A teen starts hearing the same voices that drove her sister to commit suicide in this “atmospheric, paranormal chiller (that) will appeal to fans of Stephen King” (VOYA). The voices in her head are not her own... Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on. As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not… “Heart-thumping.” —Kirkus Reviews “Satisfyingly disturbing.” —BCCB “The perfect mix of horror and psychological thriller. Jaw-dropping.” —Shelf Awareness

Before We Were Yours

Author: Lisa Wingate
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0425284697
Format: PDF
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”* Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. *Library Journal Praise for Before We Were Yours “A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.” —People “Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.” —Parade “One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.” —The Huffington Post “Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.” —Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Circling the Sun