By Vicki Doudera
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Red-hot genuine property agent Darby Farr has spent years attempting to omit her native land of storm Harbor, Maine-especially the painful thoughts of being raised via her controlling aunt following her parents' tragic deaths. Then one morning, she learns her aunt is loss of life, and the calculating lady has one ultimate call for: clinch the multimillion-dollar sale of Fairview, a panoramic waterfront estate.
The deal turns out basic, yet hassle is brewing at the rocky coast. inside hours of Darby's arrival, an imprecise deed limit scuttles the sale simply because the backup client is located bludgeoned to loss of life at the property's grounds. Assisted via good-looking journalist Miles Porter, Darby uncovers darkish secrets and techniques that exhibit an unpleasant scandal . . . or even uglier reasons for homicide. As a brutal hurricane surges up the coast, Darby needs to salvage the deal, locate the killer-and one way or the other remain alive.
"[Doudera] expertly weaves a story of suspense on a Maine island, the place homicide and genuine property are an explosive combination."-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling writer of The Mephisto Club
"Here's a fast paced and well-told tale with a wise, savvy actual property agent because the heroine, fixing crimes whereas making revenues. bring forth the subsequent one!"-Barbara Corcoran, genuine property contributor for NBC's Today Show and writer of Nextville: striking locations to dwell the remainder of Your Life
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Author Name: Vicki Doudera
Author Description: Vicki has written rankings of journal articles, shuttle books for individuals attracted to Maine, a CD jogging travel approximately her city, and a brand new secret sequence that includes pink sizzling Realtor Darby Farr. First within the sequence, a home TO DIE FOR, has obtained rave experiences, and KILLER directory, Darby's moment secret, comes out in April of 2011. (Midnight Ink.)
Vicki loves to say she is "all approximately houses." She writes approximately them in her secret sequence, sells them as a true property agent at the coast of Maine, and is helping construct them via her longtime involvement with Habitat for Humanity.
She is an avid reader, hiker, knitter and skier and enjoys writing the type of books she herself likes to read.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3064179
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In a review of Norman Leslie, a novel by Theodore S. Fay, one of the Mirror’s editors, Poe denounced a system of promotion enabling Fay to celebrate his own anonymous publication in the pages of his own journal: “Well! – here we have it! This is the book – the book par excellence – the book bepuffed, beplastered, and beMirrored: the book ‘attributed to’ Mr. Blank, and ‘said to be from the pen’ of Mr. Asterisk . . Norman Leslie, gentle reader . . is, after all, written by nobody in the world but Theodore S.
When these were leaked to the British public by the Tory press, the Blessington circle was mortified, and Willis, again disgraced, found himself flayed in journals on both sides of the Atlantic. Far from damaging Willis’s professional career, however, his disgrace in London, which highlighted not only his raciness and daring but his clumsiness among his social betters, gave him more than ever a kind of salacious cach´e. His letters to the Mirror were reprinted in over 500 American newspapers and periodicals.
For an informative discussion of “Autography” within the context of Poe’s humorous strategies, see Donald Barlow Stauffer, The Merry Mood: Poe’s Uses of Humor (Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, 1981), pp. 15–17. In addition to E&R, which is not complete, see Literary Criticism of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Robert L. Hough (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1965), and Selections from the Critical Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. F. C. Prescott (1909; reprinted, Staten Island: Gordian Press, 1981).
A House to Die For (Darby Farr Mystery, Book 1) by Vicki Doudera