As November's autumnal hues fall over the Shakespearean hamlet of Ashland, Oregon, Jules and her team at Torte are putting the finishing touches on an authentic Elizabethan feast for the opening gala of a new museum exhibit at Southern Oregon University. The unveiling of the Bard's lost manuscript, Double Falsehood, will be celebrated, but just before the manuscript makes its appearance, rumors swirl that it's missing, and the security guard tasked with keeping the priceless artifact safe has been murdered.
When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985 carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine, the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the U.S. government. The story of Thornton and the company he served, and the lone heroic fight of State Policeman Ralph Ross against an international web of corruption, is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th century.
Anthropologist Pat Shipman untangles the genetic and archaeological evidence of the first dogs. She follows the trail of the wolf-dog, neither prehistoric wolf nor modern dog, whose bones offer tantalizing clues about the earliest stages of domestication.
Over the course of five weeks, identical twin brothers, one wife, a dog, and a bereaved young woman collide against each other to hilarious and sometimes horrifying effect. Everything is questioned and tested as they jockey for position and try to maintain the status quo. Love is the poison, the antidote, the devil and, ultimately, the hero.
As the first female sheriff of her Arkansas town, Mary Grace struggles with locals. But that must take a back seat when the disappearance of a sixth grader echoes the decades old crime that shattered her young life.
In the four years since breaking off her engagement, Maggie Kincaid has fled from city to city, seeking to escape her ex-fiance´'s relentless pursuit. But in a startling turn of events, the hunter becomes the hunted after Maggie confronts him. Knowing both the depths of his psychosis and the repeated failures of law enforcement to help her in the past, she decides to go after him alone. But Maggie is about to learn that you can be stalked by things far worse than a love gone bad.