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Night Moves [NOOK Book]

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Was she foolish or wise to follow her instincts?

The house had stood vacant for ten years, but Maggie Fitzgerald knew she could call it home. An award-winning songwriter, Maggie had sought peace and solitude from the Los Angeles celebrity hounds after her husband's accidental death. Instinct had brought her east, to the small Maryland town of Morganville.

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Overview


Available digitally for the first time

Was she foolish or wise to follow her instincts?

The house had stood vacant for ten years, but Maggie Fitzgerald knew she could call it home. An award-winning songwriter, Maggie had sought peace and solitude from the Los Angeles celebrity hounds after her husband's accidental death. Instinct had brought her east, to the small Maryland town of Morganville.

Instinct also told her that Cliff Delaney, owner of a local landscaping company, was just the person to revitalize her property. But once that project began, the remains of a dead man were discoveredâ€"and everyone she knew, including Cliff, seemed to have a motive for the killing.

Could she trust her instincts againâ€"or would the truth be her undoing?


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460342787
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 8/4/2014
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 798
  • File size: 372 KB

Meet the Author


Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone.


Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Not a new book

    I love Nora books and always looking for a new one. BUT....
    I usually don't fall for this but it was a PRE ORDER! So I didn't go look and see if it was a re issue. Kind of sneaky that if you buy a nook book there is no return or a stop order even if you haven't gotten it yet.

    53 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Responding to anonymous

    I found out the hard way that you can preorder a book even if the same title, by the same author already is purchased on you nook! I was preordering a title because I, too, thought that it was a new book. After rereading the description I thought it sounded really familiar. I finally found it in my library. You would think they would have a way to stop this!!!

    43 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    I do not think it is fair to give 1 star reviews when it has not

    I do not think it is fair to give 1 star reviews when it has nothing to do with the actual book. I rely on the reviews to gauge if a book is genuinely good or not. This makes it very difficult.

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    As a stand-alone mystery this book would fall short as the story

    As a stand-alone mystery this book would fall short as the story is somewhat predictable, and avid mystery readers will figure out the villain about half way through the book. But when you throw in the intrigue and romance, it rounds out to a very pleasurable book. If you're looking for an action packed mystery with lots of guessing as to the murderer, this is not the book for you. If you're looking for a book with a little bit of everything and a pleasant way to spend a few hours, you should get this one! Famous songwriter, Maggie Fitzgerald, buys a vacant house in a tiny town in Maryland, as far from the public eye as possible. Maggie's husband had died under mysterious circumstances before she purchased the house and Maggie was tired of always being in the public eye. She was tired of people wondering about her husband's death. She was tired of always being watched. The chemistry between Maggie & Cliff really works well. Good story line, enjoyable read. Wanted story to last longer. This author is one of my favorites, so was an easy book for me to choose as all of her books are good. Try it. It's a good read.   

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    Check first

    Its really easy to check if its new or not, just go to her website.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    Yes this is a reprint. If people would pay attention to the fact

    Yes this is a reprint. If people would pay attention to the fact the cover DOES NOT have NR in a CIRCLE that designates a new book. Then they are reprints.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    Disappointing

    I generally love nora roberts books. Unfourtunately, this one was very boring and predictable. Not one of her best.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Disappointing "antique"

    1985 Nora Roberts. More "filler" with lengthy descriptions than story. As prior reviewer said this had some good moments and clues as to the good storyteller Nora Roberts has become!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2014

    Excellent vintage Nora Roberts.

    Excellent vintage Nora Roberts.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2014

    I loved it!

    I actually didn't want it to end!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    A book I paid for that was a reissue. Buyer beware!

    Not a bad book but be sure you haven't read it years ago.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    NEW CHAT ROOM!!!!!

    New chat room at: you choose, on the book huricane katrina. Enjoy. ;)

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    So much sameness.

    Not nearly as good as some of her other books. Time to switch authors, her stories are all the same. WAY too much unrealistic sex.
    I didn't even love the characters in this one. It felt like a production line quota requirement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    A girl

    She sits in a log listening to music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Great!

    Great Book! Shorter then most Ms. Roberts works but intense. Two whirlwind personalities come
    together in the midst of a murder investigation.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    A very good read

    I.ve been reading Nora Roberts books for over 20 years. She is one of my favorite authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    some good parts

    Had potential,

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    love ittt

    i love nora roberts

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Aphrodite

    Bad news got to go bbl

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Night

    See you later

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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