Permanent Sunset

Author: C. Michele Dorsey
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 1629537950
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Former television meteorologist Sabrina Salter’s new life in paradise was idyllic, sprinkled with new friendships, romance and a successful villa rental business, which just landed Villa Nirvana, the newest and most opulent villa in the Virgin Islands. But island life isn’t all sun and sand. During the villa’s opening weekend, Sabrina discovers the body of a bride murdered on the eve of her wedding to the villa owner. The case gives the police a new reason to scrutinize Sabrina and her business, which they suggest provides inadequate security for its guests and should lose its license. Unless Sabrina can show the bride’s murder was unrelated to her or her business, her life on St. John will be over before sundown. In order to clear her name and salvage her business, Sabrina dives into the deep end of an investigation riddled with infidelity, fraud, identity theft, and conspiracy in Permanent Sunset, the second in C. Michele Dorsey's riveting mystery series.

No Virgin Island

Author: C. Michele Dorsey
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 1629532037
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Sabrina Salter traded a high-pressure job as a Boston meteorologist for life as an innkeeper on St. John. But storm clouds roll in when Sabrina finds Carter Johnson, her most attractive guest, tucked up in a hammock way past check-out time… and he’s not just dead to the world, he’s just plain dead, with a bullet hole in his chest. This isn’t the first time Sabrina has seen a dead body, and the island police are well aware of that. Thanks to her checkered history, not to mention the fact that she was the last person who saw Carter alive and far from entirely clothed, she finds herself marked as the prime suspect. The U.S. Virgin Islands may be the sort of place where even defense attorneys wear flip-flops, but the laid-back life is over for Sabrina unless she can clear her name. So, she sets out to solve the crime, only to find herself caught in a tidal wave of adultery, kidnapping, identity fraud and murder in No Virgin Island, C. Michele Dorsey's outstanding mystery debut.

Adrift On St John

Author: Rebecca M. Hale
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101560622
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No one knows better than resort manager Pen Hoffstra that the idea of a tropical paradise is an illusion. So when a young woman named Hannah Sheridan disappears off the island of St. John, she is not surprised that all is not what it seems to be. Pointing out Hannah's resemblance to the Amina Slave Princess from the 1733 slave revolt on St. John--whose ghost is rumored to haunt the island--the local community quickly latches on to the belief that her spirit is behind the sinking and the disappearance...

My Next Husband Will Be Normal

Author: Rae Ellen Lee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780961932855
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In My Next Husband Will Be Normal, Lee and her husband ditch their sailboat and fly to the U.S. Virgin Islands with a down payment for a mom and pop business on St. John. The plan: when they aren't sewing canvas bags at their little shop, The Canvas Factory, they'll be beach potatoes. But there are risks to living in paradise one cannot anticipate, especially on an island where residents bask in the mantra: You can do anything you want, as long as the rest of us know about it. For soon after unpacking their flip-flops, the husband-a former Republican state legislator with a silver crew-cut and solid traditional values-realizes he is really a she. Convinced the world needs more humor, Lee rations the angst in favor of the picturesque and absurd. Adding heat to the story is a cast of colorful cats, customers, and Caribbean personalities. Toss in a few sex toys, some steel pan music, a pinch of voodoo-and stir.

Time Change

Author: T'Gracie Reese
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781939816849
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Nina Bannister has solved many mysteries in the little Gulf Coast town of Bay Saint Lucy. But how did Nina's career begin? What was life like for this retired grande dame of education? Take a trip back in time to 1969 to meet Nina, the first-year teacher, newly married to her young lawyer-husband Frank. What started this English teacher on a life of solving crimes? How did she become the queen of this little artist community on the Gulf of Mexico? It all starts when Nina attempts to intercede for a wayward student, one Penelope Royale, when the young woman's mother is found dead. Nina and Frank, in an attempt to help the newly-orphaned teenager, start out on a mission that quickly turns very risky and the two young lovebirds find themselves in way over their heads.

Death Among Rubies

Author: R. J. Koreto
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 9781629538167
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Lady Frances Ffolkes is incensed when she finds out that her dear friends Gwendolyn and Thomasina have been subject to vicious threats. Promising to uncover their attacker, she travels with them to Kestrel's Eyrie, the fabled estate belonging to Gwen's family. But soon Frances faces an even greater problem, when Gwen s father, a powerful diplomat, is stabbed to death with his prized ruby dagger. Frances, with her loyal maid June Mallow at her side, jumps right into interrogating the estate's numbered guests: a charming Turkish diplomat with a habit of sneaking off into the night, a brash American heiress with lofty dreams of becoming mistress of the Eyrie, two gossiping widows with their own scandalous secrets, and Gwen's own aunt tasked with keeping the affairs of the estate in order among the chaos of the investigation. But as the case unfolds, Frances's righteous conviction might just be the very thing that leads danger--and even more death--to her own doorstep. Old sins do indeed cast long shadows in "Death Among Rubies," a delightful closed-room mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie and the second in R.J. Koreto's effortlessly charming historical series. "

Timothy Of The Cay

Author: Theodore Taylor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152063207
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Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old Black man Timothy, twelve-year-old Phillip is rescued, in the sequel to The Cay. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.

Don T Go Home

Author: Carolyn G. Hart
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425276554
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The latest Death on Demand Mystery from the New York Timesbestselling author of Death at the Door...aAnnie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon-and former Broward's Rock resident-Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, Don't Go Home. But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should take his own advice. Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review. a As Annie attempts damage control, her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith. It's a fight Annie won't soon forget-especially after the author turns up dead. a Despite an array of suspects to match Griffith's cast of characters-and a promise to her husband, Max, to steer clear of sleuthing-Annie's not about to let the police throw the book at her friend when the real killer remains at large...

Afoot On St Croix

Author: Rebecca M. Hale
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101625279
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From the New York Times Bestselling Author of Adrift on St. John and the Cats and Curios Mysteries comes a chilling new tale of mayhem in the Virgin Islands… For tourists, the idyllic island of St. Croix is a perfect escape from the world. For Charlie Baker, it’s a trap. He hasn’t set foot on the island since his life fell apart there ten years ago. But now his ex-wife is luring him back with the promise of a family reunion—a promise she keeps breaking. He always knew Mira was a little crazy, but returning one last time—determined to see his children no matter what—he’s about to discover just how crazy she is. And with a mysterious figure lurking in the shadows who could be the source of the terrifying Goat Foot Woman legend, he will also learn what dark fate the island has in store for him.

Medieval And Early Modern Film And Media

Author: R. Burt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230614566
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Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media contextualizes historical films in an innovative way - not only relating them to the history of cinema, but also to premodern and early modern media. This philological approach to the (pre)history of cinema engages both old media such as scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, the Bayeux Tapestry, and new digital media such as DVDs, HD DVDs, and computers. Burt examines the uncanny repetitions that now fragment films into successively released alternate cuts and extras (footnote tracks, audiocommentaries, and documentaries) that (re)structure and reframe historical films, thereby presenting new challenges to historicist criticism and film theory. With a double focus on recursive narrative frames and the cinematic paratexts of medieval and early modern film, this book calls our attention to strange, sometimes opaque phenomena in film and literary theory that have previously gone unrecognized.