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Practice to Deceive

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

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Traces the murder of Whidbey Island resident Russ Douglas, who after spending Christmas with his estranged wife and children in 2003 was murdered and whose death implicated several suspects, including an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Timothy Miller

Publisher: Dutton Adult


Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Lionel Stern, a renowned plastic surgeon, goes undercover to investigate Morrie Gold, a dermatologist with his own cosmetic-surgery empire, and a patient's death, finding a sinister world of passion and deception

Practice to Deceive

Author: Dell Shannon

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune Sergeant Ivor Maddox of the Wilcox Street precinct has more crime on his hands than even he is accustomed to: murders, con-men, a dismembered corpse, runaway teenagers and a multiple rapist. To catch the rapist, whose victims are always attractive and respectable women, Maddox persuades his true love, policewoman Sue Carstairs, to bait the trap . . .

Practice to Deceive

Author: David Housewright

Publisher: Head of Zeus


Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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A real estate scam tips Holland Taylor off to a widespread, deadly conspiracy. When a drunk driver kills her entire family, Florida retiree Irene Gustafson is left rich and alone. Between savings and life insurance, the death of her son and his family leaves her with nearly $300,000 -- a veritable fortune in a community where most live off social security. Following the advice of Ann Landers, Mrs. Gustafson hands the money over to an investment manager. The returns are steady until he starts investing in Willow Tree, a low-income housing development on the fringes of the Twin Cities. The money vanishes, and Mrs. Gustafson is destitute. That's where Holland Taylor, Minneapolis private detective, comes in. His recently retired parents are Mrs. Gustafson's neighbors, and they want Taylor to recover the old lady's money. It seems impossible, but as he investigates Willow Tree he finds a twisted real-estate conspiracy with deep roots in city politics -- and a vicious killer hired to protect the secret.

When First We Practice to Deceive

Author: Heather O'Brien

Publisher: thewordverve, inc.


Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In the aftermath of the explosion, the music industry continues in its soul-crushing vortex of creating superstars and spinning lies into truth. The Grants, royals of rock-n-roll, make a decision that will strain Ben’s family and lead a killer to their front door. Chris wrestles with his obsession over the only woman he ever loved. His solo career thrives as his fragile marriage suffers under the weight of jealousy and unspeakable betrayal. Record mogul Jameson Lockhardt has used every weapon in his arsenal to avoid the exposure of his past, which includes a failed marriage, his son’s illness, and a trail of bodies. One man knows the truth about the biggest name—the biggest monster—in entertainment. And he has nothing left to lose. Frustrations intensify as reporter Miles Macy and his Metro Dade allies continue their off-the-books investigation into the Grant murders. A mysterious riddle from an anonymous source, previously concealed evidence, and a voice from the past converge to fill in missing pieces and bring closure to more than one grieving family. Loyalties shift, bonds of love are tested, and friendships are strengthened. Life and death meet head-on in a cataclysmic finale that will shake the foundations of an entire industry.

Practice to Deceive

The Amazing Stories of Literary Forgery's Most Notorious Practitioners

Author: Joseph Rosenblum

Publisher: Lyons Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 393

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Nine stories of literary forgery's most notorious practitioners. Introduction gives an overview of literary forgery from classic times to the modern. Each story enlightens the reader about the cunning, skill and techniques of the chosen forgers and also explores their personalities and varied motives.

Practice To Deceive

Author: Patricia Veryan

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks


Category: Fiction

Page: 343

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It is 1746. Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion has been crushed, and his loyal followers, bound to recover a vast missing treasure, flee murderous soldiers and bounty hunters across strife-torn England. And in the center of this violent storm, the lovely Penelope Montgomery lives a virtual prisoner of her scheming uncle and his cruel wife. She knows nothing of their cold plot to make her innocence a gift to Captain Rolan Otton, whose startling handsomeness barely conceals a ruthless villainy. She dreams only of Quentin Chandler–-the man who won her love in childhood, who now claims the awakening passions of her womanhood. And soon destiny will surprise them both as they are reunited in a desperate flight to restore the missing treasure, bring honor back to England, and savor at last the sweet rewards of their longing, loving hearts.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Janet L. Smith

Publisher: Northwest Corner Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Much to her surprise and relief, smart lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is being wooed by Seattle's most eminent law firm and its most renown partner. But when she enters the rich and hushed halls of Kemble, Laughton, Mercer, and Duff, she discovers office politics isn't a game, it's a deadly obsession. And everyone is a player. Annie hasn't even cut through the paperwork when top partner Gordon Barclay's secretary and not-so-secret lover kills herself. The dead woman's sister refuses to believe appearances, and wants Annie, so far unseduced by Barclay's legendary charms, to investigate the high and mighty machinations of Seattle's most feared litigator. Things heat up when a sniper targets Annie--just as a shocking glimpse into her family's past blows her life wide open. Soon Annie finds herself caught in a destructive web of love, lies, and murder that only her sharp insight and fierce intelligence can unravel. The second in the Annie MacPherson mystery series, which began with Sea of Troubles.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Tom R. Williams

Publisher: Outskirts Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 548

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Vixen or Victim? Soccer Mom or Sorcerer? When a well-liked, small town business owner was murdered, who would be capable of committing such a heinous act? As high school sweethearts and parents of five children would the suspicion fall on the wife or was it suicide? What about the mysterious white car parked in the area? As Prosecuting Attorney, it was his job to figure this out with most of the small town and half the county against him. Based on the true events of Bill Prewitt's life and death.

Practice to Deceive

A Thriller

Author: Norman Robbins

Publisher: Samuel French Limited


Category: Drama

Page: 76

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The gruesome discovery of several dead bodies on the moor sparks a police investigation and a heavy media presence in the remote North Yorkshire Village of Chellingford. When Adrian Brooks shows up at Jessica Scanlon's cottage, however, it is with another line of enquiry in mind. His sister, Laura, has disappeared, and he thinks watercolour artist Jessica might be able to help him find her. Jessica's friend Etta has also gone missing, and when she is called upon to identify of the bodies discovered by the police, she confirms that it is Etta. But Jessica's landlady Mildred seems to have other ideas. A mysterious suicide, an elaborate insurance scam and the arrival of nosy true crime writer Diana Wishart create further layers of intrigue that lead to a thrilling denouement.

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