Victoria Thompson

1 Murder on Astor Place

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1999-05-01
Description :  As a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has seen pain and joy. Now she will work for something more--a search for justice--in a case of murder involving one of New York's richest families.

2 Murder on Fifth Avenue

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-05-01
Description :  <b>From the tenements to the town houses of nineteenth-century New York, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy never waiver in their mission to aid the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar®-nominated series finds Sarah and Malloy investigating the murder of a Knickerbocker club member who was made to pay his dues… </b><br /><br />Sarah Brandt’s family is one of the oldest in New York City, and her father, Felix Decker, takes his position in society very seriously. He still refuses to resign himself to his daughter being involved with an Irish Catholic police detective. But when a member of his private club—the very exclusive Knickerbocker—is murdered, Decker forms an uneasy alliance with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to solve the crime as discreetly as possible. <br /><br />Malloy soon discovers that despite his social standing, the deceased—Chilton Devries—was no gentleman. In fact, he’s left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As he and Sarah sort through the suspects, it becomes clear to her that her father is evaluating more than the detective’s investigative abilities, and that, on a personal level, there is much more at stake for Malloy than discovering who revoked Devries’ membership—permanently.

3 Murder on St. Mark's Place

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2000-03-01
Description :  In turn-of-the century New York City, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy see birth and death--and even murder...

4 Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-11-03
Description :  <b>The author of <i>City of Lies</i>&#xa0;returns to nineteenth-century New York City to find Christmas in the air, a police detective and a midwife with love in their hearts, and a wealthy widow accused of murder…</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy and Sarah Brandt aren't the only ones who’ve recently tied the knot. Family friend Mrs. O’Neill was delighted when her daughter, Una, wed the seemingly wealthy and charming Randolph Pollock. But there’s a problem. Una was found cradling her dead husband’s body. Rendered mute by the ordeal, she cannot explain what happened and now stands charged with murder.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Mrs. O’Neill would like Frank to investigate the case and save Una, yet with Frank and Sarah still on their honeymoon, it’s up to the other members of their newly formed household to do some detective work. But solving the mystery behind Pollock’s death means first discovering the truth about who he really is...

5 Murder on Amsterdam Avenue

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-05-05
Description :  <b>In this Gaslight Mystery from the national bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>Murder in Murray Hill</i>, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate foul play in the secretive high-society world of nineteenth-century New York City…</b><br />&#xa0;<br />In the midst of Sarah and Frank’s wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where Charles Fairfax, the son of family friends, has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. It is a tragic and all too common story—or so it seems. Charles’s father asks to speak with Sarah privately. He believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion. &#xa0;<br />&#xa0;<br />Putting their own personal affairs on hold, Sarah and Frank soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles’s death, particularly if he was murdered. As they unravel secrets that reach back to the War Between the States, they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger…

6 Murder on Union Square

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-05-01
Description :  <b>When a murder hits close to home, Frank finds himself in an unusual position--the prime suspect in the latest installment of the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series...</b><br /><br />Sarah and Frank Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their family official by adopting Catherine, the child whom Sarah rescued and has been raising as her daughter. The process seems fairly straightforward, but at the last minute, the newlyweds discover that Parnell Vaughn, Catherine's legal father,&#xa0;has a claim on the child, and his grasping fiancée is demanding&#xa0;a financial settlement to relinquish parental rights. Even though exchanging money for a child is illegal, Frank and Sarah's love for Catherine drives them to comply. <br /><br />When Frank returns with the money and finds Vaughn beaten to death, all evidence points to Frank as the culprit. A not-quite-famous actor with modest means, Vaughn seems an unlikely candidate for murder, particularly such a violent crime of passion. But Frank soon uncovers real-life&#xa0;intrigue as dramatic as any that appears on stage. <br /><br />Sarah and Frank enlist those closest to them to help hunt for Vaughn's killer as Frank's own life--and the future of their family--hang in the balance.

7 Murder in Morningside Heights

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-05-03
Description :  <b>In the latest from the bestselling author of <i>Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue</i>, former police sergeant Frank Malloy and his wife adjust to life in New York high society as they investigate a death in the field of higher learning...</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> After spending his first few weeks as a private detective by investigating infidelities of the wealthy, Frank has a more serious case at hand.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Abigail Northrup of Tarrytown, New York, was her parents’ pride and joy. After graduating from a prestigious women’s college in Morningside Heights, she took a job there as an instructor. She also joined the ranks of the New Women, ladies planning for a life without a husband in which they make their own decisions and make a difference in the world. Unfortunately, her murder ended all that.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When the police declare the incident a random attack and refuse to investigate further, Abigail’s parents request Frank’s help. Of course, he’ll need Sarah’s assistance as she’s more familiar with the world of academia, and it will be far easier for her to interview the lady professors. Yet difficulties arise as they learn that although Miss Northrup may have been an exemplary student and teacher, she lived in a world of secrets and lies…

8 Murder on Sisters' Row

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-06-07
Description :  <b>Midwife Sarah Brandt braves the dangers of the tenements in nineteenth-century New York to help the impoverished and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, bring the guilty that prey on them to justice. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar®-nominated series finds Sarah compelled to save an expectant mother from a fate worse than death…</b><br />Summoned to an elegant house to deliver a baby, Sarah finds her patient is actually in a brothel. The young woman in labor reveals she is being held against her will and forced to prostitute herself—and that the madam intends to get rid of the baby.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />To rescue the new mother and her infant, Sarah secures the assistance of Mrs. Vivian Van Orner, a woman of means known for her charitable work. But their success comes at a high price when Mrs.Van Orner is found murdered.<br /><br />With Malloy’s help, Sarah’s investigation uncovers some unpleasant truths about the victim and her charity—as well as the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save…

9 Murder on Gramercy Park

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-03-01
Description :  As a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of New York City, Sarah Brandt has seen her share of suffering and joy, birth and death. Now, she learns that crime doesn’t discriminate, when the highest echelons of society are rocked by murder…<br />A Gaslight Mystery<br /><br />At a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, Sarah arrives at the elegant home of famed magnetic healer Edmund Blackwell to find his wife in labor—and the good doctor dead from an apparent suicide. Only Malloy sees what no one else wants to: that Blackwell was murdered in his own home…<br /><br />After a successful delivery, the Blackwell baby falls mysteriously ill. Relying on her nurse’s training and woman’s intuition, Sarah discovers the source of the baby’s sickness—and discovers a scandal that leads Malloy’s investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire…

10 Murder on Mulberry Bend

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2003-03-04
Description :  Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder…<br />The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have of value—themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can—with clothes, with medical assistance, with the organization of a benefit dinner. And when one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah’s passion for justice is aroused.<br /><br />Reluctantly, Sergeant Frank Malloy agrees to look into the death, if only to keep Sarah from endangering herself by pursuing the matter. But Sarah cannot be kept out of the investigation—and just as Malloy feared, her attempts to find the cause of the unfortunate girl’s death in the circumstances of her life put her in deadly danger—from an unexpected source…

11 Murder on Washington Square

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2002-04-02
Description :  Turn-of-the-century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Molloy are thrust into a twisted case of murder—when a seductress falls victim to her own charades.

12 Murder in the Bowery

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-05-02
Description :  <b>The latest Gaslight Mystery from the bestselling author of <i>Murder in Morningside Heights</i> finds Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy searching for a connection between a murdered newsie and a high society woman with dangerous habits.<br /><br /></b>Frank Malloy’s latest client is the well-dressed Will Bert. He’s searching for his brother, a newsboy named Freddie, so he can share his new financial good fortune. Frank makes quick work of the case and locates Freddie, but a happy reunion between brothers is not in the cards.&#xa0;<br /><br />When Will’s name is mentioned, Freddie runs off—only to be found dead a short time later. Suspicious, Frank tracks down Will who spins a tale of lust and deceit involving a young society woman, Estelle Longacre, also recently deceased. &#xa0;Frank can’t be sure if Estelle’s risky behavior and the company she kept was to blame, or if her own ruthless family had a hand in her death.<br /><br />Frank will need Sarah’s help to unearth the dark secrets of the wealthy Longacres and to discover if there is a connection between Estelle and Freddie’s death. Together they must navigate a perilous underground web of treachery to find the truth.

13 Murder on Lexington Avenue

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-06-01
Description :  When Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy is assigned to investigate the murder of an influential man in the deaf community-presumably because his own son is hearing impaired-midwife Sarah Brandt lends a hand, only to find herself searching for a killer in an unfamiliar world where those who <i>can</i> hear refuse to listen to those who cannot.

14 Murder on Lenox Hill

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2005-06-07
Description :  When the affluent Lintons of Lenox Hill summon Sarah Brandt to examine their teenage daughter, their worst fear is confirmed: she is with child. The pregnancy is a mystery, however, as the young woman—mentally still a child herself—is never left on her own and denies that any man has ever hurt her. It’s a delicate situation, casting suspicion on those close to the Lintons, including their beloved minister, the Reverend Oliver Upchurch.<br />But as Sarah and a reluctant Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate, fate deals their inquiry a harsh blow. The reverend falls dead during a service—poisoned by cyanide-laced wine in his chalice. Now, they must not only uncover the truth behind the Linton girl’s pregnancy, they must track down Upchurch’s killer before this entire sordid affair wreaks havoc on more innocent lives…

15 Murder on Marble Row

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-06-01
Description :  When an explosion kills wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt presumes that anarchists are responsible and personally asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to track them down. Malloy is up to the challenge - but he faces a different kind of challenge when he encounters Sarah Brandt paying a condolence call on the Van Dykes. Faced with the impossibility of ever expressing his true feelings for Sarah, Frank had vowed never to see or work with her again." For her part, Sarah is glad to be working with Malloy once again in his hunt for a dangerous killer - though they clash over his conviction that the murder was politically motivated.

16 Murder in Little Italy

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-06-06
Description :  As a midwife working in the tenements of turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has witnessed joy and misery, birth and death. Now Sarah suffers the heartbreak of losing a patient-but not from natural causes.

17 Murder on Waverly Place

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-06-02
Description :  <b>Turn-of-the-century New York City shines in the Gaslight mystery series. </b> <br /><br /> Midwife and sleuth Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy must protect Sarah's mother from scandal after she tries to contact her dead daughter during a séance that sends one of the attendees into the afterlife. But first, they have to determine how the woman was murdered in the pitch dark when all the suspects were holding hands.

18 Murder on Bank Street

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2008-06-03
Description :  In the four years since her husband's death, midwife Sarah Brandt has become an angel of mercy in the tenements of turn-of-the-century New York. Now, Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy has taken up the task of solving the murder of Dr. Tom Brandt. But the shocking revelation he discovers may destroy Sarah-and Malloy's hopes for any future with her.

19 Murder In Chinatown

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-06-05
Description :  In Chinatown to deliver a baby, Sarah Brandt meets a group of women she might otherwise never have come across: Irish girls who, after alighting on Ellis Island alone, have married Chinese men in the same predicament. But with bigotry in New York from every side, their mixed-race children are often treated badly, by the Irish, the Chinese—even the police.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When the new mother’s half-Chinese, half-Irish, 15-year-old niece goes missing, Sarah knows that alerting the constables would prove futile. So she turns to Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy—and together they begin the search themselves. And after they find her, dead in an alley, Sarah and Malloy have ample suspects—from both sides of Canal Street.

20 Wild Texas Wind

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1992-10-01
Description :  <b><i>Tates of Texas (#1)</i></b><br /><b>Victoria Thompson’s vivid romances have brought pioneer Texas to life with heart-pounding action and lush passion. The first book in the Tates of Texas series, Wild Texas Wind, introduces the Tates—a family that shaped and upheld the legacy of the majestic Lone Star state.</b><br />After seven years as a Comanche captive, Rebekah Tate has only a faint hope that she’ll ever see her beloved childhood home again. That is, until the day tall and dangerously handsome trader Sean MacDougal strides into camp and proceeds to risk his life rescuing her. Rebekah can only guess his reasons: could he be looking for glory—or a reward from her wealthy father? <br />One thing she does know: no one is more stubborn than this rugged, self-made man. And no one else has a touch that warms her on cool desert nights, and makes her wonder how, together, the two of them might forge a new life out of a harsh and powerful land.

21 Murder in Murray Hill

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  <b>When facing injustice, the residents of nineteenth-century New York City’s tenements turn to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect their rights. Now, as the Edgar® and Agatha Award–nominated series continues, the two must track down a cruel criminal preying on the hopes and dreams of innocent women…</b><br /><br /><i>A Gaslight Mystery</i><br /><br />Frank Malloy has never known any life other than that of a cop, but his newfound inheritance threatens his position within his department. While trying to keep both his relationship with Sarah and his fortune under wraps, he’s assigned to a new case—finding a missing young woman for her worried father, Henry Livingston.<br /><br />It seems the girl had been responding to “lonely hearts” ads in the paper for months before she disappeared. Her father thinks that she’s eloped with a deceptive stranger, but Malloy fears the worst, knowing that the grifters who place such ads often do much more than simply abscond with their victims. But as Sarah and Malloy delve deeper into a twisted plot targeting the city’s single women, it’s their partnership—both professional and private—that winds up in the greatest peril…

22 City of Lies

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-11-07
Description :  <b>An exciting new historical mystery series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles—from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.</b><br /> <b><br /></b><i>Every woman plays a part—but some are more dangerous than others…</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, <i>hers </i>have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He’s lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. With his thugs hot on her trail, Elizabeth seizes the moment to blend in with a group of women who have an agenda of their own. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> She never expects to like or<i> </i>understand these privileged women, but she soon comes to respect their intentions, forming an unlikely bond with the wealthy matriarch of the group whose son, Gideon, is the rarest of species—an honest man in a dishonest world. Elizabeth knows she’s playing a risky game, and her deception could be revealed at any moment, possibly even by sharp-eyed Gideon. Nor has she been forgotten by Thornton, who’s biding his time, waiting to strike. Elizabeth must draw on her wits and every last ounce of courage she possesses to keep her new life from being cut short by this vicious shadow from her past.

23 Murder in Chelsea

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-05-07
Description :  Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired at the Daughters of Hope Mission for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. The woman claims she was Catherine’s nursemaid, and is now acting on behalf of the girl’s mother to reunite them.<br />&#xa0;<br />Unwilling to simply hand Catherine over to a complete stranger, Sarah asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to investigate. But when he goes to interview the woman at her tenement in Chelsea, he finds she has been murdered.<br />&#xa0;<br />Though her death leaves Sarah’s claim to Catherine unchallenged, her sense of justice compels her to work with Malloy to find the killer. Their search takes them from the marble mansions of the Upper West Side to the dilapidated dwellings of lower Manhattan and into the deepest and darkest secrets of Catherine’s past.<br />&#xa0;<br />And while Malloy helps Sarah determine the fate of the child she loves, he faces a challenge of his own—and his decision could change both their lives forever…

24 City of Secrets

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Release Date :  2018-11-06
Description :  <b><b>An exciting new book in the series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles--from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.</b></b><br /><br />Elizabeth Miles knows that honesty is not always the best policy when it comes to finding justice.<br /><br />Elizabeth has discovered that navigating the rules of high society is the biggest con of all. She knows she can play the game, but so far, her only success is Priscilla Knight, a dedicated young suffragist recently widowed for the second time. Her beloved first husband died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters--and a sizable fortune. While she was lost in grief, Priscilla's pastor convinced her she needed a man to look after her and engineered a whirlwind courtship and hasty marriage to fellow parishioner Endicott Knight. Now, about nine months later, Endicott is dead in what appears to be another terrible accident.&#xa0;<br /><br />Everyone is whispering, but that is the least of Priscilla's troubles. She had believed Endicott was wealthy, too, but her banker tells her she has no money left and her house has been mortgaged. He also hints at a terrible scandal and refuses to help.&#xa0;<br /><br />Priscilla stands to lose everything, and Elizabeth is determined not to let that happen. But, as always, Elizabeth walks a fine line between using her unusual talents and revealing her own&#xa0;scandalous past. Elizabeth soon&#xa0;discovers that Endicott's death was anything but accidental, and revealing the truth could threaten much more than Priscilla's finances.&#xa0;To save her new friend's future--and possibly her own--Elizabeth, along with her honest-to-a-fault beau, Gideon, delve into the sinister secrets someone would kill to keep.

25 Winds of Promise

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1993-06-01
Description :  <b><i>Tates of Texas (#2)</i></b><br /><b>Victoria Thompson’s compelling love stories capture the bold passion and excitement of the Texas frontier—and the unforgettable Tate dynasty, who helped tame it. Now, in Winds of Promise, Thompson continues their fascinating legacy in a gripping story of love against the backdrop of the wild Texas terrain...</b><br />In the chaos of the Civil War, Sarah Peterson lost her beloved husband and only child, and endured seven years of captivity by the fierce Comanche. Finally freed, she returns to the only home she knows—only to find that she's just as much a prisoner of a cruel and judging society; until an unexpected champion offers her an escape to a place where her past will be unknown, and a new life... as his bride—in name only!<br />A marriage of convenience to the commanding Hunter Tate, and a home on his Texas ranch seems an ideal solution. But now Sarah is torn between the shame she feels for her past and the fire—and longing—that Hunter Tate inspires. What can she offer this ardent, intelligent man? Is it just possible that love can heal—and let two hot-headed people share the promise of this rough and beautiful land—and each other's hearts?

26 Winds of Destiny

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1994-03-01
Description :  <b><i>Tates of Texas (#3)</i></b><br /><b>Bestselling author Victoria Thompson creates her most enthralling novel yet...in the continuing saga of the Tates, a family as proud and bold as the sprawling Texas frontier that is their magnificent heritage!</b><br /><i>Branded by the Past</i><br />Born into a dynasty of power and wealth, Becky Tate’s wild part-Comanche blood has branded her as an outcast. Love? Not even a dream…until a rugged stranger awakens her to the magic and mystery of passion…<br /><i>Swept into Destiny</i><br />A hard man hiding a hard past, Texas Ranger Clint Masterson rides into cattle country to bring peace to a divided land; only to face a raging battle inside himself when he dares to desire the beautiful half-breed, Becky…<br />But more dangerous than the perilous frontier or their growing passion is a shocking secret threatens to tear them apart—or join them forever!

27 Texas Blonde

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1987-10-01
Description :  <b><i>A Lady and the Cowboy Romance (#3)</i></b><br />After the dashing rancher rescues her from certain death, independent, petite Felicity Morrow has to admit she’ll never survive this wild frontier without a man at her side. And lean, mean Josh Logan is just the man she wants. He says he wants a sweet, mild wife—but one searing kiss tells Felicity he’s fooling himself!<br />After a long day in the saddle, the only thing hot-blooded Josh Logan needs is a hot bath, a warm meal, and a loving little lady who knows her place. But golden-haired Felicity Morrow is as meek as a dang bobcat! The thought of long Texas nights together tempts him enough to give her his name—but never his independence...not even for one unforgettable, sultry, Texas Blonde.

28 Winds of Fortune

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1995-01-01
Description :  <b><i>Tates of Texas (#4)</i></b><br />“Scorching passion and colorful Texas history.” –<i>Romantic Times</i><br />“Exceptional characters!” –<i>Rendezvous</i><br /><b>Victoria Thompson shares another of her dynamic, passionate Tates of Texas series, Winds of Fortune, and delivers a story that will sweep you back in time – to and reignite your belief in the power of love.</b><br />Heir to an enormous Texas fortune, ruggedly handsome Sean Tate sets off to join the daring Rough Riders, eager to prove himself as an independent Texas man.<br />But after meeting gentle Maud Campbell, a Clara Barton nurse, Sean’s whole world is turned upside down and his priorities have changed…<br />Their love is powerful, passionate, all-consuming...everything they’d ever wanted. But when a reckless lie threatens to destroy what they’ve shared, Sean must fight to reclaim his fortune…and the love of his life!!

29 Texas Angel

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1988-08-01
Description :  <i>A Hired Gunslinger Romance #1</i>(originally published as Angel Heart)<br /><b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a sensual tale of historical romance in the American Wild, Wild West…</b><br /><b><i>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –Romantic Times</i></b><br /><i>An Angel in Need of a Devil…</i><br />Proud and feisty Angelica Ross has been running the Diamond R, ever since her father passed away. But when she wins an important government contract, her snake of a neighbor, Harlan Snyder, makes sure no local cowhand wants to work the Diamond R.<br />With no one to help her, Angelica fears she may lose the contract – and her family’s ranch – until a notorious devil of a gunfighter, Kid Collins, shows up on her doorstep, dirty, bloody…and the most handsome man Angelica has ever seen.<br /><i>A Devil in Need of an Angel…</i><br />Kid Collins is just looking for a place to rest out the afternoon when he knocks on the door of the Diamond R. But before he knows what’s hit him, he’s agreed to be the hired gunfighter for the breathtakingly beautiful lady who answered the door. How can anyone possibly say no to those gleaming red curls and stunning green eyes?<br />He knows Angelica desperately needs his help, but can she afford the price – one night in his bed…? He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her to say…yes!

30 Texas Triumph

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1987-03-01
Description :  <b><i>A Lady and the Cowboy Romance (#2)</i></b><br />What starts as a marriage in name only is just one hot, sweet kiss away from Paradise….<br />Nothing is more important to Miss Rachel McKinsey than the Circle M—even if it means taking a near-stranger as husband to scare off rustlers. Still, marrying the towering, rugged, Cole Elliott may be every bit as dangerous—especially if she can’t control her own wayward urges. <br />Ranch foreman Cole Elliott just can't say no to his enticing boss Rachel McKinsey: he’s had his eye on her since he first hired on! And though he's promised to protect her property and not lay a finger on her...this promise is going to be near impossible to keep.

31 Sweet Texas Surrender

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1991-06-01
Description :  <i>A Hired Gunslinger Romance #3</i><br /><b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a sensual tale of historical romance in the American Wild, Wild West…</b><br /><b><i>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –Romantic Times</i></b><br /><i>A Notorious Gunslinger…</i><br />Travis "Colt" Taylor isn't fooled by Sarah Hadley's glossy raven curls and sexy sashay -- the strong-willed widow is certainly no damsel-in-distress, and there’s nothing shy about her. The tempting beauty has hired him to keep no-good rustlers from harming her sheep; and Travis reckons he'll keep a close eye on his lady boss, as well.<br /><i>A Headstrong Lady Rancher…</i><br />Travis's low-riding Stetson can't hide the unbridled desire Sarah plainly sees in his magnetic blue eyes. She knows the rugged rider wants her, but she'll never be roped into thinking she’s his kind of woman. Besides, she’s tired of trying to please folks, and she’s going to follow her mind, no matter what. But when Travis lassoes her against him, she finds herself hungry for his lips…aching for her own sweet Texas surrender…

32 Bold Texas Embrace

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1989-12-01
Description :  <b><i>A Lady and the Cowboy Romance (#4)</i></b><br />Art teacher Catherine Eaton discovers a gifted painter on Sam Conners’ ranch…but the stubborn ranch owner refuses to allow the pretty and petite art teacher on his property. Spirited and willful, the blonde schoolmarm just will not to take no for an answer...only to find herself distracted by how ruggedly handsome this headstrong cowboy is...<br />Sam Conners has a range war to deal with and doesn’t have time for this beautiful art teacher from Philadelphia that everyone’s talking about. That is, until the most sensual woman he’s ever seen marches right into his office. From the moment Catherine opens her lovely full lips to voice her outrageous city demands, Sam can think of nothing other than kissing her quiet. In fact, in the days that follow, Sam can think of nothing other than ensuring that this beautiful woman remains in his bold Texas embrace…for all the days to come…

33 Cry Wolf

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1995-10-09
Description :  <b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Victoria Thompson, a magnificent historical romance…</b> <br /> <b>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –<i>Romantic Times</i></b> <br /> When Lobo rides up to the Davis ranch, Rachel feels a tremor, as if the very earth was about to open. Lobo is the wolf hunter that they desperately need, though he seems to Rachel to be as primitive as the wild creatures he tracks—a sure hunter whose home is the wide-open Wild West. And Rachel can’t help but hunger for his touch. <br /> But she’s also heard the legend of the wolf who walked as a man and wonders if Lobo is more than just a man—his power is undeniable. Though the ranch hands respect him and her little boy adores him, Rachel senses there will come a final day of reckoning between the hunter and the hunted—and a night when she will know the passion as savage as a wolf.

34 Texas Vixen

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1986-05-01
Description :  <i>A Lady and the Scoundrel Romance (#1)</i><br /><b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Victoria Thompson, a sensual tale of historical romance in the Wild, Wild West…</b><br /><b>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –<i>Romantic Times</i></b><br /><i>INSOLENT ROGUE</i><br />Pretty Maggi Colson is backed into a corner—either sell Colson Ranch or accept Jack Sinclair’s loathsome marriage proposal! Jack may have the rugged handsomeness that other women desire…but Maggi refuses to give him what he wants. While Maggi swears that selling Colson Ranch is the one thing she will never do—every time his smoldering eyes rake over her, she can barely contain her desire…and the desperate need for another one of his demanding kisses…<br /><i>STUBBORN SPITFIRE</i><br />Jack admires the stubborn little spitfire—there is no quit to her. But to get what he wants, he’ll have to resort to marriage, the one thing he swears is not for him. If it takes until dawn, he’ll subdue her sweet lips and watch her sea-green eyes deepen to emerald with passion. He’ll turn her words into cries of exquisite pleasure, begging him to make her his own Texas Vixen.

35 Blazing Texas Nights

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1992-03-01
Description :  <i>A Hired Gunslinger Romance #4</i><br /><b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a sensual tale of historical romance in the American Wild, Wild West…</b><br /><b><i>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –Romantic Times</i></b><br /><i>Strong-willed Heiress…</i><br />Fiery Leah Harding has her hands full protecting her family's vast ranch from scheming land grabbers. So, when ruggedly handsome gunslinger Calhoun Stevens suddenly shows up with an unproven claim on her family, she swears to test his determination to its limits—and scare him off for good.<br />But as Leah looks into his blazing blue eyes and finds herself melting under kisses as hot as a Texas sun, she suddenly doesn’t mind if he stays by her side—and in her arms—forever…<br /><i>A Composed Gunslinger…</i><br />To set his past to rights, Calhoun Stevens has to convince the headstrong Miss Harding that he’s an honest man. He’s resolved to save her land—and do his best to forget her tempting, shimmering fall of brown hair and inviting dark eyes. But once he feels the enchanting spitfire’s slender body close to his, Cal is lost to a passion that means more to him than any ranch possibly could…

36 Fortune's Lady

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1989-12-15
Description :  <i>A Lady and the Scoundrel Romance (#3)</i><br /><b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Victoria Thompson, a sensual tale of historical romance in the American West…</b><br /><b>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –<i>Romantic Times</i></b><br /><i>THEY GAMBLED ALL THEY HAD ON THE PROMISE OF EVERLASTING LOVE</i><br />Raising her son on her own, fiery Suzanna Prentice isn’t going to give up her hopes for a good life. So she takes a job as a dancehall girl in Dodge City’s roughest saloon to pays the bills, though vulgar remarks from the drunken patrons wear on her spirit…until one passionate glance from a handsome gambler sets Suzanna’s blood racing with hope…and burning desire. <br />When fate and a gunman’s bullet place the gorgeous gambler in Suzanna’s tender loving care, a bond blossoms between the widow and her gambler, a tenderness neither one can deny. As Suzanna vows to heal the gambler’s wounds, as well as his lonely heart, she falls head first into his secret world of danger…and the head-spinning, euphoric promise of everlasting love…

37 Rogue's Lady

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1988-11-15
Description :  <i>A Lady and the Scoundrel Romance (#2)</i><br /><b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Victoria Thompson, a passionate tale of historical romance in the American Wild, Wild West…</b><br /><b>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –<i>Romantic Times</i></b><br /><i>UNCONTROLLABLE PASSION</i><br />When prim and proper Elizabeth Livingston seeks the stranger named as her guardian, she doesn’t expect to find him running a fancy saloon in infamous Dodge City, Kansas! Notorious Chance Fitzwilliam, a gambling rogue, is only too happy to stick close—very close—to the lovely Elizabeth.<br />Until she starts cleaning up Dodge City! With a pack of reformed “ladies of the night,” and a passel of temperance-spouting matrons, Elizabeth stirs up more trouble than even Chance can handle. But what distresses Chance even more is that he still can’t keep his eyes off this beautiful woman cleaning up his cozy den of sin! And that he will do anything—even give up his gambling, womanizing and carousing—for the chance to earn the love of this exquisite lady…

38 From This Day Forward

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1997-07-01
Description :  <b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Victoria Thompson, a magnificent historical romance set on a Texas plantation during the Civil War. It is an unforgettable tale of two men and one woman...of honor lost and won...of a love that will steal your heart...</b> <br /> A fateful night during the Yankee’s invasion of Texas changes young Lori McClintock’s life forever, her innocence stolen and a baby on the way…while the unknowing father, Eric Ross, is off fighting with the Cavalry of the West. <br /> When Eric’s older brother offers to marry her, Lori is stunned. She’s fantasized about Adam Ross noticing her, of living on his beautiful estate and of being adored by a man she’s adored her whole life. But Lori, with a baby to think of, has to be more realistic—Adam is a Southern gentleman who will take care of any child with his family’s name. <br /> Now a battle has been ignited between brothers—careening toward an explosive end...threatening to expose a long-buried family secret...and awakening a ravenous passion not in one man, but in two…

39 Wings of Morning

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2006-07-01
Description :  <b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Victoria Thompson, a magnificent historical romance…</b> <br /> Former Philadelphia debutante, Emma Winthrop is left penniless after the sudden death of her husband—and at the mercy of a man she despises: her brother-in-law, Grayson Sinclair, whose grand Texas plantation is to be her new home. <br /> Fairview may not be a safe place, but Sinclair isn’t the villain he pretends to be. Despite the chilling rumors surrounding the death of his wife, Emma can’t believe he is capable of evil. And even his brooding darkness can’t cover a poignant tenderness that touches Emma’s heart…

40 Beloved Outcast

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1998-12-01
Description :  <b>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Victoria Thompson, a magnificent historical romance set in Texas.</b> <br /> <b>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –<i>Romantic Times</i></b> <br /> Molly Wade has loved Ben Cantrell since the moment he defended her honor in the schoolroom. Now that she’s a young woman, her feelings for the handsome rancher have grown deeper—and more urgent. <br /> But <i>something</i> always stood between them—a dark heritage that made him an outcast in Texas. Now the ghost of that heritage returns to turn Ben Cantrell from a loner into a wanted man. Molly is the only person who can prove Ben's innocence, but if she speaks out, will she too be outcast? <br /> And is it possible for two people in love to make peace with their pasts?

41 Wild Texas Promise

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1990-08-01
Description :  <i>A Hired Gunslinger Romance #2</i><br /><i>From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a sensual tale of historical romance in the American Wild, Wild West…</i><br /><b><i>“Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity.” –Romantic Times</i></b><br /><i>A Rebellious Spitfire…</i><br />Hired to protect Eden Campbell’s ranch from cattle thieves, rugged Linc Scott soon realizes that Eden Campbell herself is his biggest problem. The pretty little spitfire refuses to let Linc guard her: she thinks she can take care of herself.<br />Linc is definitely not used to an argument – especially from a beautiful woman! He’ll show her just how vulnerable she is to a smooth-talking Texan… But his plan backfires when a passionate kiss – and even hotter embrace – knocks him right off his boots!<br /><i>A Rogue Gunslinger…</i><br />Who does that tall cowboy think he is?! If it weren't for some thieving rustlers, Eden would never have to deal with being bossed around by some rude gunslinger. But when she finds herself in Linc's lean, muscled arms and kissing his surprisingly sensual lips, she suddenly realizes she’s in danger of more than losing her ranch: she’s in danger of losing her heart!

42 Texas Treasure

Author : Victoria Thompson
Genre :  Western  Books  Romance  Historical  Erotic Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1985-03-01
Description :  <i><b>A Lady and the Cowboy Romance (#1)</b></i><br /><b>Opposites Attract…</b><br />Dusty Rhoades is positive that the new schoolteacher, with her creamy skin and polished ways is worlds above him; but if he knows one thing, it’s women; and recognizes that look in Priscilla’s eyes… <br />That tall Texas cowboy has to be the most unsettling man Priscilla Bedford has ever met! Dusty Rhoades has only to look at her, and she can feel her composure crumble to dust! One minute his high-handed arrogance infuriates her; the next, she aches to feel his lean, hard arms around her…Dusty may be a diamond in the rough, but he may just turn out to be her own Texas Treasure!



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