When her fiancé is delayed in London, Emily Harrington sets off on their long-awaited vacation to the exclusive Caribbean resort of Island Bluffs on her own. Fearing boredom, she is pleasantly surprised to discover that this romantic resort is filled with fascinating people: Roger Stirhew, a foremost travel writer, whose pernicious wit and words prove deadly; his disillusioned wife Jessica; Marietta St. John, an ageing society columnist; Nora, her devoted companion; Jon Peterson, an eager young restaurateur engaged to the lovely Sarah Maitland; and Annie and Martin Maitland, owners of Island Bluffs Hotel. whose lives are intertwined with those of their guests.
Emily soon finds herself witness to the secrets of her fellow vacationers and, as the days unfold, new relationships offer friendship and diversion. But, when Roger Stirhew is found dead on the ocean beach with a bullet through his heart, diversion soon turns deadly.
|Publisher:||Severn House Publishers|
|Edition description:||First World Publication|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
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I'm shocked to see this book for sale under the name of a beloved, best-selling, award-winning author of romance, romantic suspense, and mystery novels. The real Patricia Ryan has been writing wonderful books for twenty years. Her name, for the purposes of the genres she writes in, is trademarked through long use and reader recognition. It doesn't matter if the author if Windswept was born with the same name. If she writes the same genre of books that the original Patricia Ryan writes, it is illegal for her to use the same name on her books. She must change it somehow or be in violation of trademark law. The publisher should have known this and told her to alter her name before publication.
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