Brenda Joyce


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Brenda Joyce stammt von russischen Einwandern ab und wurde in Brooklyn geboren. Seit der Veröffentlichung ihres ersten Romans 1988 gewann sie zahlreiche Auszeichnungen und gehört mittlerweile mit einer Gesamtauflage von mehreren Millionen zu den erfolgreichsten amerikanischen Romanautorinnen. Brenda Joyce verbrachte viele Jahre in New York City, lebt heute aber im ländlichen Colorado.








Francesca Cahills 1. Fall

Labyrinth der Lügen

Deadly Love

New York, 1902: Während Francesca Cahill auf einem rauschenden Ball im Haus ihrer Eltern tanzt, ahnt sie noch nicht, dass diese Nacht ihr Leben verändern soll. Denn zur gleichen Zeit wird im Nachbarhaus ein kleiner Junge entführt, und Francesca wird in die schwierigen Ermittlungen verwickelt. Seite an Seite mit Rick Bragg, dem gut aussehenden Polizeipräsidenten, wagt sie sich in die finstersten Viertel der Stadt - und nicht nur die Angst lässt ihr Herz schneller schlagen ?»Schnell, sinnlich und faszinierend!« Library Journal



Francesca Cahills 2. Fall

Haus der Schande

Deadly Pleasure


Ein fesselnder romantischer Thriller!Am 31. Januar 1902 hat Francesca Cahill, Tochter einer der reichsten Familien der Stadt New York, ihre erste Begegnung mit dem Tod: Sie findet die Leiche eines bekannten Industriellen. Nur zögernd stimmt Polizeipräsident Rick Bragg zu, Francesca, die »Kriminalistin aus Leidenschaft«, in den Fall einzubeziehen. Und äußerst widerwillig muss er nach einiger Zeit eingestehen, dass sie nicht nur eine geborene Ermittlerin ist, sondern auch eine außergewöhnlich faszinierende Frau ...


Francesca Cahills 3. Fall

Deadly Affairs


As the heiress to a vast fortune amassed by her millionaire father, Francesca Cahill's life should be mapped out for her: find an eligible suitor, marry, and have children. But Francesca is an unconventional young lady who is not about to give up her knack for sleuthing--even though she was almost killed in her last outing...

Murder strikes once again in the seamy underbelly of New York's high society, exposing scandalous secrets and unleashing an intense investigation into one of the most brutal crimes the city has ever known. Francesca must join forces with Rick Bragg, New York City's Police commissioner and the mans he cannot resist loving, as their search takes them through a twisted labyrinth of menacing lies, corruption, and a passion that refused to be denied...



Francesca Cahills 4. Fall

Deadly Desire


The time is turn-of-the-century New York City. Society's elite host glittering balls inside sprawling mansions while outside, the teeming street harbor secrets of their own.

New York City's Police Commissioner Rick Bragg has been called upon to investigate a shocking crime. Reluctant to pull Francesca into a case that could be very dangerous, Rick also knows the beautiful and brilliant heiress has a natural ability for sleuthing that could aid him--even it if means working side by side with a woman who tempts him like no other. And so Franscesca and Rick begin a harrowing journey through the squalid underworld of the city that plunges them deeper and deeper in a peril neither could have imagined--and a desire that only continues to grow...




Francesca Cahills 5. Fall

Deadly Caress


The year is 1902. The place is New York City. A famous stage actress has been found strangled in an artist's studio, and the artist herself has vanished. Francesca Cahill, the city's most unconventional heiress and famous amateur sleuth, is once again on the case-for the murder victim is none other than her brother's mistress. And when the sole witness to the crime is also found strangled and only one clue is left behind-a silk stocking-it becomes evident that a madman is on the loose.

Now more than ever, Francesca is determined to find The City Strangler and bring him to justice. But the trail is a twisted one, and she'll need the help of handsome, dynamic Police Commissioner, Rick Bragg-even though she must attempt to end their star-crossed romantic liaison. But now, she also finds herself fending off the advances of his notorious rival, his powerful half-brother, Calder Hart. Ruthlessly pursued by Hart, hopelessly enamored with Bragg, Francesca races against the clock before The City Strangler strikes again, never realizing the consequences that will come when danger and desire become one...




Francesca Cahills 6. Fall

Deadly Promise


It is March of 1902, and Francesca Cahill-Fifth Avenue heiress, undaunted political activist and intrepid amateur sleuth-has just learned of a grave new danger haunting the streets of New York. A beautiful teenage girl named Emily O'Hare is missing and Francesca fears that the girl has been abducted. Only one person can help her learn the child's fate-but Police Commissioner Rick Bragg may not want to get involved because Francesca has just stunned Rick by accepting a proposal of marriage...from none other than his own rival.

Francesca still questions her decision to marry the powerful and notorious Calder Hart. But Rick Bragg is wed to another...and his dazzling wife has just returned after four years abroad to reclaim their marriage. Francesca remains torn between the two very different men-but she desperately tries to set aside the affairs of her heart when she discovers that Emily isn't the first girl to vanish in recent weeks. And when Francesca discovers a trail of deception and lies, when someone very close to her investigation is murdered, Francesca realizes that the evil force behind the girls' abductions may try to find a way to silence her too-if she dares to uncover the truth...




Francesca Cahills 7. Fall

Deadly Illusions

Manhattan, 1902.

Irrepressible heiress and intrepid sleuth Francesca Cahill moves from her own elegant world of Fifth Avenue to the teeming underbelly of society, a place of pride, passions. . .and sometimes deadly perversions.

Despite the misgivings of her fiancee, Calder Hart, Francesca cannot turn away from a threat that is terrorizing the tenement neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. A madman has attacked three women, but while the first two victims survived, the third is dead, raising the stakes. All the victims are impoverished but beautiful Irishwomen--and Francesca fears that Maggie Kennedy and Gwen O'Neil, two friends who live nearby, could be next.

Soon she is working with her former love, police commisioner Rick Bragg--Calder's half brother and worst rival. But even as Calder's jealous passions leave his relationship with Francesca teetering on the brink, Francesca is frantically on the killer's trail, certain The Slasher will strike again--afraid she will be too late. . .




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