The Scargill Cove Case Files: An Arcane Society Story (A Penguin Special from Jove) [NOOK Book]

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The Scargill Cove Case Files: An Arcane Society Story (A Penguin Special from Jove)

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Overview

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101538807
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 5,405
  • File size: 647 KB

Meet the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz
Jayne Ann Krentz
A former librarian with a degree in history, Jayne Ann Krentz is a prolific, bestselling romance novelist and a passionate advocate of the genre.

Biography

A successful corporate and academic librarian-turned-author, Jayne Ann Krentz wrote serial romances for several publishers (including industry powerhouse Harlequin) before breaking out in the '90s as a writer of romantic novels. To say that she has been successful is an understatement: A New York Times- bestselling author with more than 23 million copies of her books in print, she writes three sub-genres of romantic suspense under three different pen names: contemporary romances as Jayne Ann Krentz, historicals as Amanda Quick, and futuristic/paranormal romances as Jayne Castle. (In her early career, she employed at least three additional pseudonyms!) In 2006, the prolific Krentz launched The Arcane Society series -- crossover thrillers written under all three noms de plume that feature members of a secret organization devoted to the study of the paranormal.

It would be hard to find a more passionate advocate for romantic fiction than Krentz. In 1992, she edited and contributed to Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, an award-winning nonfiction essay collection that serves an eloquent apologia for the genre. She has also received the Jane Austen Commemorative Medal from Romantic Times magazine for her work educating readers about Romance. "The Romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story," she says on her website. "These are books that celebrate women's heroic virtues and values: courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love." Clearly, her legions of loyal fans agree!

Good To Know

I have finally reached the point in my career where I have some say over cover art. Unfortunately, it turns out that I have absolutely no talent for cover art design. Thank heavens I'm with a publisher (Putnam/Berkley) that maintains a terrific art department.

I love green tea and red wine and was absolutely thrilled when it turned out that both are now considered health foods.

I love all animals except for squirrels which, I strongly suspect, are aliens from outer space who are here to take over the planet. You have been warned.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle
    2. Hometown:
      Seattle, WA
    1. Education:
      BA in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Librarianship from San Jose State University (California)
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Terrible

    It is not even a book, it is only a few case notes for the book. What a waste of time. IF there is a book done from this it would probably be good, as I have read numerous other books by this author. But as for this particular ebook - I am deeply disappointed.

    26 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Short But Sweet

    Always enjoy reading about the series characters. But even for a short story, this seemed underdeveloped.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Move along

    The writing style is like a list made in a notebook. It does not engage me as a reader. The plot also did not engage me and I found myself flipping pages to see if there's any point to the story rather than doing a proper read-through.

    I felt like I wasted my time trying to find something redeming in the "story".

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Confused: This was an excerpt.

    This was supposed to be a full book, I thought. It only had 41 pages and was confusing.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    Folks are giving this a lot rougher review than it deserved!

    While it was a bit tough to read as it's in one and two sentence paragraphs, I reminded myself that it's written in journal style and it's the diary of Fallon Jones; short, abrupt, and to the point. The story itself is basic, about a case that happened just before "In Too Deep". I'm hoping the short story case files will become a regular thing(and stay either free or very, very cheap), and maybe go back and review cases from past J & J cases from past, present day, and future that aren't included in the novels. I was most appreciative that there was a teaser of the upcoming "Copper Beach" that I'm excited to read.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Weird

    I do not know what this is. Reads like case notes. Did not finish.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    Short story

    It is suggested that the author keep trying. End of story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Events leading to actual book. This is not a full length book!

    People this is kind of just background history for the book "In Too Deep" this is not an actual book but I liked knowing what lead up to the events in the actual book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    terrible..there are what appears to be center pages of the book

    terrible..there are what appears to be center pages of the book and no beginning or end pages. makes no sense

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    Great Read!

    This in between the novels read keeps you involved in the Arcane Society. Gives you a behind the scenes peek at a key player and gets you ready for the full story of the character!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Worth reading

    Not bad, specially for free. Not the best I've ever read, but far from the worst.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

    recommended reading

    Anything written by Jayne Ann Krentz is well worth reading. This is not as good as her novels, but still good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Just a teaser or addition to her book Called In too Deep

    This is just a teaser the real book is called in too deep by jayne ann krentz! She is a good writer and has many series book ! If you like this I highly recomend reading her books! I reapeat This is not a book just a teaser to her book In Too Deep.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    highly recommend

    this book fills in some of the holes in her series and makes Jones seem like a real person...I can't wait for the next episode

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Short

    14 pages

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Only 41 pages

    Only 41 pages

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    Not necessary to understand the book,but fun if you're a fan

    I got it because I'm a big fan of hers. It rounds out her Arcane Society stories, but isn't a necessary one for understanding.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Fun Freebie

    I have been enjoying this series, and this was a fun, short read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Fans of the Arcane Society will enjoy

    Not the usual style for this author, the story read just like the title states: a case file. Quite enjoyable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    I loved it.

    It really filled in some missing info.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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