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Death Comes as Epiphany

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman

Catherine LeVendeur, a young scholar in 12th-century France, has come to conquer her sins at the Convent of the Paraclete: famous for learning, prayer and its abbess, the fabled Heloise.When a manuscript the convent produced for the great Abbe Suger disappears, rumours surface that the book contains sacrilegious passages and will be used to condemn Heloise's famous lover, Peter Abelard.To save the convent and protect all she holds dear, Catherine must find the manuscript and discover who altered the text. Risking her life, and the wrath of Church and family, she confronts an evil older than Time itself . . .

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The Witch in the Well

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman

When Catherine LeVendeur's grandfather sends for his family to tell them their well is going dry, Catherine is alarmed. The family's wealth depends on its status, and if the well goes dry, their castle will fall. Her grandfather seems wracked with a fear deeper than that, though - something connected to the mysterious woman who appears at odd moments, who may or may not be the family's ancestral ghost.Catherine doesn't believe in the magical legends her family has handed down over the years: that they are the descendants of a Charlemagne knight and a faerie. She puts her faith and distrust in the human condition. And when bodies begin appearing - not ghostly spectres, but the freshly dead kind - Catherine knows she is right. She must uncover the secrets of the witch in the well . . .

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Outcast Dove

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman
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Heresy

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman

Catherine LeVendeur carefully constructed life of faith and family rests on the constant fear of a dreaded secret. Raised a devout Catholic, if her family's Jewish roots are exposed, everything she loves will be destroyed.But how far will she go to protect that secret? When her dearest friend, Astrolabe, son of the fabled theologian Peter Abelard, flees wrongful prosecution for the vicious murder of a young woman, Catherine's family offers him a hiding place. But there are darker forces at work. Someone is using Astrolabe to destroy his father's fame and reputation - someone who would relish in the destruction of the very order of Christian life.With her family caught in the middle of such a dangerous conflict, the young Catherine must call on all her wits and courage to ensure the future of everyone she cares for.

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To Wear the White Cloak

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman

Young ex-novice Catherine LeVendeur is an independent spirit, fiercely loyal to both her faith and her family. Though the two sometimes conflict, with terrible consequences, her life remains committed to preserving what - and who - she loves.But Catherine's loyalty is sorely tested when she and her family return to their French home to discover a Knight Templar has been brutally murdered inside: someone is threatening to reveal her closely held secret about her family's Jewish roots. But Catherine never wavers in her convictions, as she knows it falls to her to discover who would kill a soldier of God and why her family would be targeted in such a horrendous fashion.

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The Difficult Saint

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman

The young French scholar, Catherine LeVendeur, is rather pleased to see off her estranged younger sister, Agnes, through marriage to a German lord. Bitter about their religious differences, Agnes wants nothing to do with Catherine and happily sets off with her sizeable dowry and two knights in escort.But soon one of the escorts returns with terrible news: Agnes' new husband appears to have been murdered, and Agnes is the prime suspect - accused of murder by poisoning, or worse, witchcraft.In spite of their differences, Catherine believes in Agnes' innocence, and pledges to do everything she can to save her sister. But when Catherine and her family travel to Germany to begin investigating, amongst a dangerously volatile religious climate, it becomes clear that their long-dreamt-of peaceful life remains in the distant future - if they live to see it.

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Cursed in the Blood

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman
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Strong as Death

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman

As a former novice of the Convent of the Paraclete, the young Catherine LeVendeur's life has been filled with adventure and intrigue. When she fell in love with her Saxon nobleman, Edgar, it was hoped that married life would settle this headstrong woman. But fate will have its way and, after suffering several miscarriages, Catherine is inspired by a prophetic dream that she and Edgar must embark on a pilgrimage to the fabled monastery of Compostela, to petition for a child.During their journey Catherine and Edgar encounter mad monks, bawdy crusaders, and a motley collection of pilgrims whose past deeds bind them all in a bizarre game of chance. When several pilgrims are gruesomely murdered, the trail of evidence points to an old and blackening sin, and a hidden villain whose quest for revenge may lead to Catherine's untimely death . . .

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The Devil's Door

Sharan Newman
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Sharan Newman

A wealthy countess lies dying at the Convent of the Paraclete, brutally beaten by an unknown assailant. Despite entreaties, she is unwilling to name her killer. So the beautiful Catherine LeVendeur, the Paraclete's most learned young novice-scholar, vows to find out the identity of the woman's attacker.When her beloved Edgar comes to lead her away from the convent to a life outside, Catherine is torn between her quest for justice and the pledge she has made him. Refusing to break any of her promises, Catherine knows that if she abandons her crusade for the truth, the killing will continue, and the convent she loves may be destroyed . . .

Alex Kava

Alex Kava is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed series featuring former Marine Ryder Creed and his K9 dogs, and the international bestselling Maggie O'Dell series. Published in thirty-two countries with over six million copies sold, Kava's novels have been on a multitude of international bestseller lists. She is a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild and International Thriller Writers. Kava and her pack of Westies divide their time between Omaha, Nebraska and Pensacola, Florida.

Alison Bruce

Alison Bruce is the author of eight crime novels and two non-fiction titles. Her first novel, Cambridge Blue (2008), introduced both detective, DC Gary Goodhew, and her trademark Cambridge setting. She went on to complete the DC Goodhew series with a further six novels before writing the psychological thriller I Did It for Us.Alison was born in Croydon and grew up in Wiltshire before moving to Cambridgeshire in 1998. She worked as an electroplater, taxi driver and band promoter and spent ten years working in the IT industry before leaving to concentrate on completing her first novel.Alison is a proud supporter of local libraries and is the patron of Lakenheath Library in Suffolk. She teaches creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Amer Anwar

Amer Anwar grew up in West London. After leaving college he had a variety of jobs, including; warehouse assistant, comic book lettering artist, a driver for emergency doctors and chalet rep in the French Alps. He eventually landed a job as a creative artworker/graphic designer and spent a decade and a half producing artwork, mainly for the home entertainment industry. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London and is a winner of the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award. Brothers in Blood is his debut novel and the first in the Zaq and Jags series.

Andrea Carter

Andrea Carter graduated in Law from Trinity College, Dublin. She qualified as a solicitor and moved to the Inishowen peninsula where she lived and worked for a number of years. In 2005 she transferred to the Bar and moved to Dublin to practise as a barrister. She grew up in Ballyfin, Co Laois.

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives. He is a prize-winning journalist with a regular column in the Miami Herald and many articles in varied magazines. He started writing crime fiction in the early 1980s and has recently branched out into children's books; he has also had several works of non-fiction published.

Catriona McPherson

Catriona McPherson is the best-selling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty crime novels, mostly set in her native Scotland. She now lives in California where she writes full-time.

Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty-five years. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, she is the author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, basis for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Aurora Teagarden original movies; the Midnight, Texas series, now airing on NBC; the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series, basis for the HBO show True Blood; the Lily Bard mysteries; the Harper Connelly mysteries; and the co-author of the graphic novel trilogy Cemetery Girl. Harris now lives in Texas with her husband and two rescue dogs.

Charles Stross

Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of seven Hugo-nominated novels and winner of three Hugo awards for best novella, two of which are part of the Laundry Files series, Stross's works have been translated into over twelve languages. As the owner of degrees in pharmacy and computer science, he graduated as the world's only academically qualified cyberpunk writer just as cyberpunk died. Today he describes his job as telling lies for money and tormenting his imaginary friends. Follow his blog at http://www.accelerando.org/ and his Twitter feed at @cstross.

Colin Falconer

Colin Falconer is an internationally best-selling English-born Australian author. He has published over 50 books that have been translated into 23 languages, including incredible commercial successes such as HAREM and AZTEC. Research for his novels has led him to chasing tornadoes in Texas, diving with sharks in South Africa and running with the bulls in Spain.

Craig Russell

Craig Russell's novels have been published in twenty-five languages, four have been made into major films in Germany, in one of which he has a cameo role as a detective. He has won the CWA Dagger in the Library and the McIlvanney Prize (for which he has been shortlisted another twice), and has previously been shortlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, and the SNCF Prix Polar in France. A former police officer, Craig Russell is the only non-German to have been awarded the Polizeistern - the Hamburg Police's Police Star.When not writing, Craig Russell paints, cooks and reads, but not simultaneously.

Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan was born in County Cork, Ireland to a family of seven. She studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Law Society of Ireland, and practiced as a lawyer for twelve years. Following the global financial crisis she moved with her family to Western Australia, where she now works for the Mental Health Commission. She lives in Perth with her husband and two children.