The stately mansion stood tall for one hundred years. But after the death of its last owner, the old house has been neglected and forgotten, its garden overgrown by rose bushes.
When three children stumble upon the old house, it gains a new lease on life, doubling for Sleeping Beauty's castle in the children's imagination. But unbeknown to the children, the old house is under threat, for real estate... [click here for more]
Alex got to keep the minivan, but lost the family he bought it for, his wife Helen and little daughter Sandy. But though Alex has long fallen out of love with Helen, if he was ever in love with her in the first place, he would never give up his daughter. And sometimes, murder is a cheaper solution than divorce…
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He never brings me flowers...
Waiting for your boyfriend to finally come home from work can be hell, especially if it's your anniversary and you suspect he forgot – again. But does the ringing of the doorbell promise roses and sex and the long overdue proposal or something far more sinister?
A foundling, a newborn, abandoned... [click here for more]
Peter Simmons is everybody's favourite neighbour, always willing and eager to help. But he's also a man of roaming hands, a man who won't take "no" for an answer, a man who takes whatever he wants, whether it's cookies from a jar or the sweet as honey single Mom who moved in next door. But sometimes, getting caught with a hand in the wrong cookie jar can be deadly…
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Jack Slater is the worst sort of criminal lowlife, a pursesnatcher who hangs out on cemeteries to relieve little old ladies of their handbags. But when he snatches Eudora Pennington's purse, Jack gets far more than he bargained for.
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Thirty years ago Jimmy Donnelly was sent to prison. Now he's free again and eager to finally avenge himself on Detective Charles Maryham, the man who put him behind bars. And then there's Maryham's beautiful wife Carla, the subject of many of Jimmy's wet dreams back in prison.
But thirty years is a long time. And sometimes, it's too late for vengeance.
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