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Read some great books in April...you'll be blooming!

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Not every match is made in the marriage mart...Some happen when you least expect it.


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Contemporary romance set in Seattle's Pioneer Square.


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MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH! –Library Journal (Starred Review)


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Journey to an irresistible town you’ll want to return to over and over again.


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She was the last woman he wanted in his life. . .and the one he needed the most.


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Romantic Times says The Bride Next Door “is a laugh out-loud, play-on-words dramathon…”


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Pursued by a dangerous terrorist, U.S. Deputy Marshal Casey Sloane, along with two other Marshals, put their lives on the line to deliver a federal witness to the FBI.



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Also by P.D. James:

Death Comes To Pemberley, December 2011
Paperback
Talking About Detective Fiction, December 2009
Hardcover
The Private Patient, November 2008
Hardcover
The Lighthouse, November 2005
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The Private Patient
P.D. James

Adam Dalgliesh
Knopf
November 2008
On Sale: November 18, 2008
368 pages
ISBN: 0307270777
EAN: 9780307270771
Hardcover
$25.95
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Mystery

Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, scheduled to have a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar removed, she had every expectation of a successful operation and a pleasant week recuperating.

Two days later she was dead, the victim of murder.

To Commander Adam Dalgliesh, who with his team is called in to investigate the case, the mystery at first seems absolute. Few things about it make sense. Yet as the detectives begin probing the lives and backgrounds of those connected with the dead woman—the surgeon, members of the manor staff, close acquaintances—suspects multiply all too rapidly. New confusions arise, including strange historical overtones of madness and a lynching 350 years in the past. Then there is a second murder, and Dalgliesh finds himself confronted by issues even more challenging than innocence or guilt.

P. D. James has gained an enviable reputation for creating detective stories of uncommon depth and intricacy, combined with the sort of humanity and perceptiveness found only in the finest novelists. The Private Patient ranks among her very best.

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Good Morning America - December 22, 2008

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