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Five New York Times bestselling authors-five superlative stories.

From J.D. Robb: Eve and Rourke return to investigate a series of murders connected to a brilliant young surgeon in Chaos in Death.

From Mary Blayney: A shopkeeper's ...
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The Unquiet

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Overview

Five New York Times bestselling authors-five superlative stories.

From J.D. Robb: Eve and Rourke return to investigate a series of murders connected to a brilliant young surgeon in Chaos in Death.

From Mary Blayney: A shopkeeper's solitude is complicated by a magic coin, a daring rogue, and dreams of her late husband, who whispers but one word...wish.

From Patricia Gaffney: A lonely woman and a hotline psychic turn their astonishing connection to the other side into an unexpected romance.

From Ruth Ryan Langan: The shattered soul of an angry spirit imprisoned in a Scottish manor house could be a young widow's only salvation.

From Mary Kay McComas: A young ghost eases his brother's pain and guilt by inviting him into the dreams of an imaginative author of children's books.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
An appealing assortment of characters seek answers and, in some cases, internal "quiet" as they fight to make sense of a wide variety of strange happenings in this well-crafted anthology. Eve Dallas confronts a Jekyll and Hyde nightmare as she works to solve the gruesome murder of three recovering addicts in Robb's gripping, futuristic "Chaos in Death"; a mysterious coin works its magic in unexpected ways in Mary Blayney's Regency-set historical "Her Greatest Treasure"; a series of misunderstandings centering on a phone psychic eventually reward the characters in Patricia Gaffney's touching "Dear One"; a violent Highland ghost trapped in time resolves his issues with the help of a determined, fearless woman in Ruth Ryan Langan's sensual "Unforgiven"; and a ghost finally succeeds in bringing peace to his guilt-ridden brother by means of a psychically susceptible children's author in Mary Kay McComas's mesmerizing, sometimes unsettling "His Brother's Keeper." VERDICT While not Halloween-specific, this superbly conceived paranormal collection includes everything you'll need for a thrilling October read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101544433
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 45,253
  • File size: 582 KB

Meet the Author

J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number one New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.






New York Times bestselling author Patricia Gaffney is a six-time Rita nominee for her historical romances, and winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award. She worked as a high school English teacher and a court reporter before pursuing a full-time career as a novelist. Ms. Gaffney lives in southern Pennsylvania with her husband.

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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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    excited

    I greatly enjoy such novels and this one made it on my list. J.D. robb is my favourite author so naturally I had to order this one and I am sure I will not be disappointed.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

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    Recommended for readers of romance and the supernatural.

    A must-have for JD Robb fans. JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts) always weaves a good tale and this is no exception. Publication date right before Halloween was perfect for this compilation of romance stories with a supernatural twist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2011

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    Good Book

    I enjoyed this one very much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Love JD Robb

    The books included in the set are great, but nothing beats JD Robb's story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 14, 2012

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    My least favorite of the "Halloween" novellas

    I only buy these books for the J. D. Robb novella, so I'm writing this review from a limited point-of-view. I normally enjoy the In Death Halloween novellas, but this one just didn't work for me. Maybe it's because I'm not that fond of the original story this is a knock-off of.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

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    Read for another "in Death" story

    I bought this book only to read 33.5 of the "in death" series, which is all I have read. This short addition to the series is another good one. Of course the case wasn't as complicated as usual since the story was 10 chapters long. Personally for Eve Dallas, Roarke, and their friends they deal with the emotional after effects of the very personal case from "New York to Dallas." I do hope they address it a little more in "Celebrity in Death" since it wasn't touched on very much. The case seems unreal for the seasoned Lieutenant where it seems she is looking for a live monster. Another good read from J.D. Robb.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Now I remember why I don't like anthologys

    The stories weren't bad, they just weren't fleshed out. It seemed like maybe more was written, but someone edited them so they would fit into a certain amount of space. So sometimes they seemed to jump and not make sense

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Wonderful book

    This book was a wondeful read. Gotta love JD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Great Read

    All of the short stories in this book were good reads. I've read books by some of these authors before and will watch for them in the future.

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    The best from the best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    You must check this one out!

    I love any thing j. D. Robb writes she kinda reminds me of Nora Roberts! She's great !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Great Stories........must read!

    I loved all the short stories in this book. It is a must read for all mystery and intrigue fans! Enjoy!

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

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    Chaos in Death Only

    Eve Dallas is back in New York after facing her monsters in Dallas, only to be confronted with a new one on her home turf. Three people are dead, viciously assaulted by someone who, well, looks like a monster. It was great to see Lt. Dallas back in form as she tackles the latest case. She and Peabody were again in typical mode, with their normal banter and investigating procedures. We also see brief interludes with some of the others but, yes, it was too brief. I'm not a fan of the novellas and this one doesn't do anything to change my opinion. Just as you settle back to immerse yourself in the case, it ends...just enough to whet your appetite but not quite enough to satisfy it. I'll still keep reading them and will continue to be a huge fan of the series but I'm glad I waited my turn at the library for this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

    The Book - GREAT! The download - NOT SO GREAT!

    Once again, I had problems downloading this prepurchased book - What's up with that?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    They did it again

    Great storiesfrom all of the ladies! Bought it mainly for my JD Robb collection but all of the stories make you think, and can't wait for more

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