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Legacy of Silence : Cold Wind To Valhalla
Sweet Cream Ladies, LTD. : Serenade to a Cuckoo : Haunting Melody : Aria in Ice
It's a Marvelous Night for a Moondance : Sweet Dreams : Hot Stuff : Ghost Of A Chance

 

flo fitzpatrick's legacy of silence
Legacy of Silence
July 2014
ISBN-13: 9780373366866 (print)
ISBN-13: 9781460335574 (ebook)
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Category: Sweet Romance

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She can't imagine a life without music…

Even as a little girl, Miranda Nolan loved to sing and dance, especially for her reclusive neighbor, a woman who was more like a second mother. She never expected to inherit her mentor's estate and to have to put her career as a performer on hold. Even more confusing, she's found herself settling affairs with co-claimant Russ Gerik, an interpreter who lost his hearing in a tragic bombing and struggles to find his way in a now-silent world. Unimaginable.

As the two work together to catalog the possessions of—and understand—a woman shrouded in mystery, they forge a powerful connection. But how long can their bond last when it's not built on trust?

 

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cold wind to valhalla
Cold Wind To Valhalla
Volume 3 in the Abby Fouchet Mysteries

June 2013
ISBN-10: 1484914341
ISBN-13: 978-1484914342
Category: Mystery

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Actress Colette Currie mutters "history repeats, cold wind, cinnamon and ken-see", then dies in the arms of Abby Fouchet. Aided by her fiancé Johnny Gerard, Abby pursues clues in theatres, cemeteries and abandoned movie studios and calls upon her own gifts of second-sight to solve an eighty-year-old mystery and find a klller.

 

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Also in the Abby Fouchet Mysteries: Sweet Dreams (vol 1) & Aria In Ice (vol 2)

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Sweet Cream Ladies, LTD.
Sweet Cream Ladies, Ltd.
October 2012
ASIN: B009R7V5JC
Category: Mystery

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The plot hatches during a margarita fest at a Manhattan cafe. Create a contract-killing business. Get rid of pesky ex-husbands and professional rivals - and get off unemployment as well. But when an intoxicated Babs Harrison announces to the patrons of that diner that she and buddy Bootsie Kittredge are becoming hit-women, Bootsie wonders if the sanity train has left the station.

Then the top three intended victims on the ladies' list are murdered. Bootsie and Babs must deal with skeptical detectives, mob bosses, auditions, agents, a fake psychic and a magician with the uncanny ability to know where the ladies are at any given moment - all while trying to prove they are innocent.

The question is - are they?

"Sweet Cream Ladies, Limited. You call—we kill!"

 

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Serenade To A Cuckoo
Serenade To A Cuckoo
August 2012
ISBN-10: 1432826018
ISBN-13: 978-1432826017
Category: Mystery

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Portraying Detective Jocelyn Girard on television forensic drama Crime Unit New Jersey involves dealing with special-effects corpses, high speed chases, and flamboyant gymnastic feats for actress P.L. (Princess Louise) McGinnis.

But when P.L. begins stumbling over "real live dead bodies" she's thrust into a mystery which mirrors C.U.N.J. episodes, including a pursuit-on-horseback-by-a-clown scene in the middle of a New Jersey Thanksgiving Parade. If P.L. can't produce the antique clock which holds the key to the murders, her final scene might be filmed at her own funeral.

 

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haunting melody
Haunting Melody
November 2011
ASIN: B0063UB62W
BN ID: 2940013630390
Category: Time-Travel Romance

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An antique musical doll, cranberry-stained sheet music and the machinations of an eccentric, stupidly-short witch with a fondness for Elvis throw Melody Flynn through time to the 1919 Ziegfeld Follies. Mel soon finds herself dealing with jealous chorus girls while trying to learn songs and dances created nearly 100 years before she was born.

That's the easy part. When she begins a race to track down missing chorines, she's suddenly battling fanatic Egyptian cultists, murderous bordello madams - and her growing feelings for stagehand Briley McShan.

 

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aria in ice
Aria In Ice
Volume 2 in the Abby Fouchet Mysteries

June 16, 2011
ISBN-10: 1461194520
ISBN-13: 978-1461194521
Category: Mystery

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Scouting for a "must be chilly/must be spooky" medieval castle in Prague to use as the background for a musical film based on a Gothic novel is, to quote Gershwin, "nice work if you can get it."

Dancer Abby Fouchet (Sweet Dreams) acting as location scout for film company Headlights Productions has "got" it. She's also got her soap star fiancé playing wannabe burglar, a psychic with more costumes than a Broadway touring company, assorted film divas and grave-robbers popping up around Kouzlo Noc, Abby's choice for the atmospherically creepy castle.

Then there's the ghost. Ignatz Jezek, flautist and craftsman (who died in 1792) is providing musical accompaniment primarily from Mozart's The Magic Flute, an opera dear to Jezek's departed heart. Abby is the only one being entertained by flute music because along with her gifts of second-sight Abby has the unique and often maddening ability to "hear" spirits.

Throw murder into the mix of cast, crew and and Abby's "nice work" may just end up getting her as cold as Kouzlo Noc and Ignatz Jezek.

 

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Also in the Abby Fouchet Mysteries: Sweet Dreams (vol 1) & Cold Wind To Valhalla (vol 3)


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it's a marvelous night for a moondance
It's a Marvelous Night for a Moondance
January 2011
ISBN: 9780373267170
Category: Mystery/Romance

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Autumn in Texarkana and the Harvest Moon is shinin' on. Boston native Sybil (Mac) MacKenzie, in town to choreograph a local theatre's production of 'South Pacific,' is becoming moonstruck. Mac's falling in love with Johnny Chandler who plays Lt. Joe Cable, even though he's fifteen years younger, the pair are entering the annual fall swing dance contest and she's rethinking career plans when forced to take over the lead role in the show.

Life gets twisted when Mac and Johnny begin reliving events that involve a pair of teen-age lovers and images of Texarkana in the grip of the Nineteen-Forties Phantom Moonlight Killer. As their past-life memories grow stronger and a copycat Phantom tries to outdo the original, Mac and Johnny learn their Forties counterparts met a violent death in 1947. Events seem destined to repeat themselves unless Mac and Johnny find a way way to confront the past and embrace the present.

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Sweet Dreams
Volume 1 in the Abby Fouchet Mysteries

Jul 2010
ISBN: 9780373267170
Publisher: Harlequin
Publisher: Hilliard & Harris (2005)
Category: Mystery

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I inherited my name, Abby, my height, 5’2”, and the gift of second sight from my great-grandmother Abigail Dumas.  She should have included instructions written in my genetic code for using that latter talent.

Precognition hasn’t stopped me from falling for popular “soap” star, Johnny Gerard.  Flashes of the future haven’t kept the two of us from being hounded by mobsters, attorneys, hit-men, less-than-respectable strip club bouncers –and looney daytime drama fans.

Johnny and I are supposed to open soon in a new Broadway show.  But, if my latest vision comes true, we won’t live long enough to hear the first chords from the orchestra.

Where’s Granny Abigail when I need her?

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Also in the Abby Fouchet Mysteries: Aria In Ice (vol 2) & Cold Wind To Valhalla (vol 3)

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RT Award Nominee 2005

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Hot Stuff
April 2005
ISBN-13: 9780821777534
Publisher: Zebra
Publisher: Cengage Gale (Large print)

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I was hired to accompany an art collector to India.  Act as his interpreter during negotiations to buy some cursed statue called Shiva’s Diva.  Easy.  I can translate over ten languages in my sleep.

Then the bullets started flying and I began using moves l perfected years ago in college gymnastic meets.  Next thing you know, I’m vaulting over tables and diving across a bar counter ending up in a saloon storeroom.  Not alone.  I’m sharing space with Briggan O’Brien, a man blessed with a saucy smile, pirate’s guile and the charm of a pub owner on St. Paddy’s Day.

Now we’re hiding in the Film City area of Mumbai called Bollywood.  We’re dancing and performing back flips in a Masala musical extravaganza atop Ferris Wheels and roller coasters just to hide from the sinners, slayers and sellers playing this deadly game of Hot Potato with Shiva’s Diva.

Not the best scenario for romance, especially with a man fluent in the one language I, Tempe Walsh, can’t decipher – love.

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RT Award Nominee 2005
RT Book Club Rating: Phenomenal
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Ghost Of A Chance
Aug 2004
ISBN-13: 9780821777503
Publisher: Zebra (Mass market)
Publisher: Cengage Gale (Large print)

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Fifty years ago, actor Don Mueller was shot dead in front of 750 horrified patrons watching the melodrama, “Bad Business on the Brazos.”  Rumor has it his spirit still haunts the East Ellum Theatre in Dallas, Texas.

Five weeks ago, dancer Kiely Davlin was hired to choreograph a new production of Bad Business.  It’s a busy job.  When she’s not teaching dances,she’s falling for a villain, dodging near-fatal accidents and tripping over dead bodies and old bones.

But this show is far from over.  If history repeats itself, Kiely may soon be joining Don Mueller as the theatre’s newest ghost.

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“…a wacky cast of characters who deliver three full acts of matchmaking, mayhem… and murder.”
Best-selling author Kasey Michaels

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