MURDER AT THE HOLIDAY HOME: Irish detectives investigate a peculiar homicide in this gripping murder mystery
A woman is found dead in a local businessmans holiday let. Detectives uncover some shady dealings. But did he kill her?
The charm of a West of Ireland holiday home is somewhat tarnished when a womans body is found in the property. There are few clues as to her identity. However, in her hand is found a small solid-gold ingot.
Galway-based DI Maureen Lyons is drawn out to the sticks to take on the case. Suspicion naturally falls on the propertys owner who runs a large discount store, lives beyond his means, and has an over-zealous interest in the ladies.
But the team find it difficult to establish a motive and it is only when the investigation follows the money that a picture begins to emerge. This is one of corruption that spreads across Europe, from Ireland, through Holland, all the way to Lithuania and beyond.
With the help of a Dutch inspector, Lyons will piece together an elaborate criminal scheme worth millions. But it will also bring her up against individuals who kill at the drop of a hat to further their aims.
This is the seventh murder mystery featuring detectives Hays and Lyons set in the Galway region of Ireland. It can be enjoyed entirely as a standalone, but why not check out the other books in the series? These are, in order of publication:
1. MURDER ON THE OLD BOG ROAD
2. MURDER AT THE OLD COTTAGE
3. MURDER ON THE WEST COAST
4. MURDER AT THE PONY SHOW
5. MURDER ON PAY DAY
6. MURDER IN THE AIR
All of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.
Beauchamp Hall: A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Danielle Steel tells the uplifting story of an ordinary woman embracing an extraordinary adventure, and the daring choice that transforms her world.
Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City, and pursuing a career in publishing. Then real life got in the way when she left college and returned to her small Michigan hometown to care for her sick mother.
Years later, stuck in a dead-end job and an unsatisfying relationship, Winnie has concluded that dreams were meant for others. She consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she loves, Beauchamp Hall, enthralled by the sumptuous period drama set on a great Norfolk estate in the 1920s. The rich upstairs-downstairs world brilliantly brought to life by superb actors is the ultimate in escapism.
On the day Winnie is passed over for a long-overdue promotion, she is also betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend. Heartbroken, she makes the first impulsive decision of her conventional lifewhich changes everything.
She packs her bags and flies to England to see the town where Beauchamp Hall is filmed. The quaint B & B where she stays feels like home. The brother and sister who live in the castle where the show is filmed, rich in titles but poor in cash, are more like long-lost friends than British nobility. And the show itself, with its colorful company and behind-the-scenes affairs, is a drama all its own. Winnies world comes alive on the set of the show.
What happens next is the stuff of dreams, as Winnie takes the boldest leap of all. Beauchamp Hall reminds us to follow our dreams. . . . You never know what magic will happen!
IF A Novel
If you knew love would hurt you, would you fall? If you knew love would leave you, would you let it go? If you knew love could never be, would you try? From bestselling author Randi Cooley Wilson comes a love story about heartbreak, second chances, and letting go. The ifs that linger between the pages of this novel will break your heart and stay with you long after the final chapter.
Emerson Shaw thought shed left her old life behind her, but when she returns home for her best friends wedding, she has no idea her past is waiting to reclaim her.
Lincoln Daniels never wanted to find love. But when he met straight-laced Emerson, he fell. Hard. The only thing they seemed to have in common was an undeniable mutual attraction, but from the moment he laid eyes on her, there was something about her that called to him. Until he lost her.
Just when Emerson is finally ready to let go and stop existing in a past full of pain and regret, Lincoln returns, turning her life upside down. What begins as a tentative friendship quickly escalates, and the two soon realize that all the ifs lingering between them no longer matter.
What happens when two broken people meet, fall in love, and realize they can never be? What happens when all the what ifs no longer make sense? If you knew your heart would break, would you still fall? This book is intended for mature audiences.
Cottage by the Sea: A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A seaside town helps one young woman reclaim the light after darkness in an uplifting novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.
Romantic, warm, and a breeze to readone of Macombers best.Kirkus Reviews
Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager.
Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heartand who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer.
Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the havenand the manshes come to call home.
In this heartwarming tale, Annie finds that the surest way to fix what is damaged within is to help others rise above their pain and find a way to heal.
Praise for Cottage by the Sea
Macomber never disappoints. Tears and laughter abound in this story of loss and healing that will wrap you up and pull you in; readers will finish it in one sitting.Library Journal (starred review)
Macombers story of tragedy and triumph is emotionally engaging from the outset and ends with a satisfying conclusion. Readers will be most taken by the characters, particularly Annie, a heartwarming lead who bolsters the novel.Publishers Weekly
Drawn to You (Swanson Court Book 1)
From Bestselling Author Serena Grey, a captivating new romance series.
On the night she discovers her ex's engagement, Rachel meets Landon, the most attractive man she's ever seen, who, for some reason, mistakes her for a hooker. The thing is, he's so sexy, and it's just one night...what harm can there be in giving in to the desire to lose herself in his touch? She's never going to see him again, even though he has given her the most intensely pleasurable night of her life.
Landon prefers his women beautiful and sophisticated, with no desire for commitment, so when his brother ignores his protests and sends him a hooker on his birthday, he's surprised by how willing he is to continue paying for her services. It should be easy, except she's no hooker, and she has no intention of letting him into her life.
As the billionaire owner of Swanson Court Hotels, Landon is used to getting what he wants, and Rachel is not going to be an exception.
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Drawn to You is the first book in the Swanson Court Series. It is a free contemporary romance novel which contains steamy situations. The other books in this series are -
Addicted to You, Swanson Court Series #2
Lost In You, Swanson Court Series #3
Hidden in Plain Sight (Serenity's Plain Secrets Book 4)
Some Amish communities aren't so cozy.
When a cold case heats up, Serenity wont stop until she discovers the truth.
In this installment of the bestselling Serenitys Plain Secrets series, Serenity must work with US marshals to uncover the truth behind a shockingly brutal fifteen-year-cold murder.
Desperate for answers, Serenity finds herself in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she unravels secrets that threaten to tear her and Daniel apart. But digging up the past is dangerous, and the quaint Amish settlement isnt as safe as it seems.
If Serenity chooses to trust the man shes come to love, it could mean a happily ever after or her final act.
Welcome to Moonlight Harbor (A Moonlight Harbor Novel Book 1)
USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts returns with a brand-new series set on the charming Washington coast
Once happily married, Jenna Jones is about to turn forty, and this year for her birthdaylucky hershes getting a divorce. Shes barely able to support herself and her teenage daughter, but now her deadbeat artist ex is hitting her up for spousal supportand then spending it on his other woman.
Still, as her mother always says, every storm brings a rainbow. And when she gets a very unexpected gift from her great-aunt Edie, things seem to be taking a turn for the better. Aging Aunt Edie is finding it difficult to keep up her business running The Driftwood Inn, so she invites Jenna to come live with her and run the place. It looks like Jennas financial problems are solved!
Or not. The town is a little more run-down than Jenna remembers, but thats nothing compared to the ramshackle state of The Driftwood Inn. Aunt Edie is confident they can return it to its former glory, though Jenna feels like shes jumped from the proverbial frying pan into the beach fire.
But who knows? With the help of her new friends and a couple of handsome citizens, perhaps that rainbow is on the horizon after all. Because, no matter what, life is always good at the beach.
Featuring all the warmth, romance and trademark humor of Sheila Robertss writing, this new series will delight longtime fans and welcome a generation of new readers.
Thursdays at Eight: A Romance Novel
A time to think about lives lived, choices made.
A time for friends
Every week, four women have an unmissable appointment in their calendars: they meet for breakfast.
Clare has just been through a devastating divorce. Shes driven by anger and revengeuntil she learns something that forces her to question her own actions and to look deep inside for the person she used to be.
Elizabeth is a successful professional. A widow, shes determined not to waste another second of her life. And maybe that includes romantic possibilities
Karen is in her twenties, and she believes these should be the years for taking risks. Shes working on her dream of being an actor, despite her mothers severe disapproval.
Julia is turning forty this year. Her husbands career is established, her kids are finally teenagers and shes just started her own business. Everythings going according to planuntil she discovers shes pregnant.
Over a meal and coffee, the friends talk, tell their stories, and offer each other encouragement and unfailing support. They share the truths theyve discovered about their lives.
Billionaires in Disguise: Rae: The Wulf and Rae Series, A Romance Novel
Everyone tells you that a reckless quickie at a party will ruin your life, but thats sure not what happened.
Im just a small-town girl, and I messed up and lost my scholarship. I was broke. I couldnt afford college. They were kicking me out.
But then I met tall, ripped, tantalizing Wulf, whose sapphire-blue eyes that warmed when I was joking around while we waltzed, and I did something that anyone would tell you is stupid.
I knew he was rich. I knew he was into some wild stuff. But he was more than I thought. So much more.
And that was the problem.
I fell in love with him that night, the night he saved me, and then I was the one who was screwed.
This Complete Boxed Set of Billionaires in Disguise: Rae contains all nine original episodes.
Forever Mate: A Science Fiction Alien Romance
Six-foot-seven alien seeks marriage of convenience
Hes the most sought-after assassin in the galaxy. His latest mission? Rescue a kidnapped child.
The woman needs to pose as his wife and be good with kids. Nothing more.
The matchmaker promises him the perfect mate.
He never imagines the matchmaker might be telling him the truth.
On his wedding day, his forever mate walks down the aisle dressed in a white, flowing, mermaid gown.
He never imagined a woman who can fulfill his darkest needs.
His dark-eyed mate is full of lush curves he wants to taste. Wavy hair that falls past her shoulders. Thick tresses he wants to wrap around his fist as he sinks into her tight heat.
Everything about the human stokes his desire. For now, he must deny his hunger.
They have work to do.
The life of a child is at stake.
Forever Mate is a STAND-ALONE, full-length science fiction romance. There are no cliffhangers, and a happy ending is guaranteed!
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