Brenda Joyce has enthralled millions of readers with her New York Times bestselling novels. Now, join us in the next chapter of her unforgettable storytelling: the Francesca Cahill novels. Step into the glittering world of New York City's high society at the turn of the last century, where murder and pleasure are one and the same, and love becomes the ultimate weapon...
Francesca Cahill comes from one of New York's best families. Her mother is a leading socialite, her father, a millionaire. Their expectations for their daughter are simple-- marry well, and soon. But the intrepid and self-styled "Crime-Solver Extraordinaire" has other plans...
Francesca discovered she had a penchant for sleuthing when she met Rick Bragg, New York City's powerful and enigmatic Police Commissioner. Together, they solved what was known as the crime of the century. Now, their paths are destined to come together once again, but this time far more dangerously and fatefully. For Francesca is tempted to give in to the desire she and Rick have been resisting. And when Bragg's arch-rival Calder Hart arrives in town, a respectable man is suddenly found dead, and now murder is the name of the game...
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Brenda Joyce is the author of 26 novels. She lives in Colorado. Visit her Web site at: www.brendajoyce.com.
The second installment in Joyce's romantic historical mystery series featuring Francesca Cahill, self-proclaimed Crime-Solver Extraordinaire, takes place between January 31 and February 4, 1902. A woman gripping one of Francesca's new business cards accosts her on the street and ensnares her in a murder investigation that once again teams her up with New York City Police Commissioner Rick Bragg. The man Francesca finds shot dead in his mistress's home is none other than the father of Bragg's bastard half-brother, Calder Hart, who is also one of the wealthiest men in New York. Although her wealthy socialite parents are vehemently opposed to her involvement with Bragg, they see Hart in a totally different light. Joyce's suspenseful tale and Francesca's earnest sleuthing may appeal to readers of the Fremont Jones series by Dianne Day if they don't mind a little explicit sex involving secondary characters. Diana Tixier Herald
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