J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up...
In Dead-End Detective, Darby Piper, a seasoned private eye, investigates the death of Samantha Porter, a seasoned female detective she worked with. When Darby discovers Samantha left half of Two Girls Detective Agency to her nephew, Darby starts to see a new future for the agency. In Frozen Detective, Darby and her new partner, Tate Porter, go undercover as a romantic couple. Hired by a doctor’s much younger wife, they investigate anonymous threats against her husband’s life. But before long, Darby and Tate are investigating a murder instead.
Larissa Thompson, Emily Serdahl, Laura Faye Smith, und andere
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Adrift in the divide between galaxies and surrounded by the vast emptiness of the intergalactic void, the Tantalus Cluster is the only home humanity has ever known. Desperate and facing starvation, humanity’s only hope is a strange nebula that has suddenly appeared beyond the edge of the cluster. Its shifting clouds may hide a source of salvation for the people of Tantalus, but time is running out.
J.J. Graves and Jack Lawson have to solve an unusual crime - a college student who was murdered in front of thousands of people. It seems like an open-and-shut case. Everyone saw the killer. But there's more to this case than meets the eye, and Jack and J.J. wonder if they've finally met a case they can't solve.
In the 12th installment of the J.J. Graves mystery series from New York Times best-selling author Liliana Hart, winter has moved into Bloody Mary with a vengeance. But so has a killer who's bringing a modern flair in his imitation of Jack the Ripper. It's up to J.J. and her husband, Sheriff Jack Lawson, to hunt the hunter and bring justice to the victims.
J.J. Graves and her husband, Sheriff Jack Lawson, are sworn to protect and serve. But with a secret out in the open and the election all but lost, J.J. and Jack have to figure out how to work together while their marriage is torn apart. Because death doesn’t stop for anyone.
A Piper and Porter Mystery from Hallmark Publishing
Amanda Flower, Hallmark Publishing
Laura Faye Smith
Spieldauer: 7 Std.
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Darby Piper is in shock. Samantha Porter - her mentor and business partner at Two Girls Detective Agency - has died in a car crash, and it doesn’t look like an accident. In fact, the evidence is pointing toward Darby. Darby had expected to inherit Samantha’s half of the agency, but Samantha had recently changed the will to leave it to Tate Porter, her nephew, who returns to town. Tate is no P.I. He’s a veteran, a world traveler, and something of a mystery himself. But as he helps Darby, he does seem to have a knack for the job.
Wedding plans are in full swing in Bloody Mary, Virginia. J.J. Graves is ready to walk down the aisle and start a new life - despite the fact her father is still on the loose, blood money is stashed in her closet, and an unidentified body is missing from her parents' bunker.
Can ghosts really talk? J.J. Graves is about to find out when her past comes back to haunt her. But before she and Jack can resolve her past, they need to deal with his. Six years ago Jack was left for dead during a SWAT raid he commanded. He never speaks of what happened that day, but he doesn't have a choice after someone starts murdering his men. According to the FBI, Jack is either next on the list, or he's the one behind it all.
J.J. Graves is back in Bloody Mary, but she's a long way from feeling at home. Between her physical scars from being the target of a murderer and the emotional scars left by her parents, she doesn't know who she can trust. But death doesn't stop for anyone. The first murder is grisly. The second even more so. And though things are shaky between them, she and her best friend, Jack, have no choice but to join forces and find the killer. Because the life of someone they love dearly hangs in the balance.
With the explosion of rock music in the mid-1960s, women arrived - as performers, critics, and fans. While operating in radically different ways within rock culture, female musicians, journalists, and groupies rewrote women's roles on and off the stage in the 1960s and 1970s. Electric Ladyland is a social and cultural history of this formative era in rock and roll, examining how the changing roles of women were intertwined with the evolution of the music.
In the latest thriller from The New York Times best-selling author Liliana Hart, Coroner J.J. Graves and Jack Lawson investigate the murder of a victim who got exactly what he deserved. But justice is blind, and they have to put their personal feelings aside to hunt a ruthless killer.
A new chapter begins.... J.J. Graves is trying to put the wounds caused by her father behind her. She and Jack have a shot at peace for the first time in their marriage, and it's new territory for them. A mortuary convention on a South Carolina island has J.J. and Jack combining work with pleasure. But things change quickly when a tropical storm traps them - and a colorful cast of morticians - in the hotel. Murder is the last thing they expect, but a dead body killed in a way only a mortician could accomplish has them racing against the clock to find the killer.
King George County, Virginia has its share of crime, but it’s generally a good place to live and raise a family. So when a string of violent murders sweeps through the county, J.J. Graves and her husband, Sheriff Jack Lawson, are left scratching their heads.
JJ and Jack are back, and they're on their honeymoon. Solving the ritualistic murder of a man who is just on the brink of celebrating his 100th birthday isn't their idea of a good vacation. But for JJ and Jack, it's hard to turn their back on the dead.
Rosalyn McGowen is everyone’s favorite great-grandmother. She always has baked treats in her bag, she smells of roses, and she takes in stray cats. No one knows who could hurt a sweet old lady. But Rosalyn isn’t exactly as she seems. Every Thursday at noon, Rosalyn secretly posts The Bloody Mary Tattler on social media, and it has everyone in town both captivated and horrified. When Rosalyn’s secret is discovered along with her body, it’s not easy for JJ to determine her death as a homicide.
When Broadway Was the Runway explores the central and largely unacknowledged role of commercial Broadway theater in the birth of modern American fashion and consumer culture. Long before Hollywood's red carpet spectacles, Broadway theater introduced American women to the latest styles. At the beginning of the 20th century, theater impresarios captured the imagination of their largely female patrons by transforming the stage into a glorious site of consumer spectacle.
Sarah Palin has many faces: hockey mom, fundamentalist Christian, sex symbol, Republican ideologue, fashion icon, "maverick" populist. But, above all, Palin has become one thing: an American obsession that just won't go away. Edited by two senior editors at The Nation magazine, this sharp, smart, up-to-the-minute book examines Palin's obscure origins in Wasilla, Alaska, her spectacular rise to the effective leadership of the Republican Party, and the nightmarish prospect of her continuing to dominate the nation's political scene.