Het oog van de engel', dat genomineerd werd voor de ako-literatuurprijs 1992, speelt aan de vooravond van de Franse Revolutie. Een gebiologeerd publiek woont de seances bij van de arts Doppet en het Haarlemse weesmeisje Elisabeth. Verkleed als Engel van Apocalyps verkondigt zij de idealen van vrijheid, gelijkheid en broederschap. Maar worden Elisabeths visioenen veroorzaakt door de trance waarin Doppet haar brengt, of spéélt zij slechts voor zieneres?
Witty and irreverent homicide detective Maggie Skerritt liked her quiet, sleepy workdays. Violence in Pelican Bay, Florida, was rarely an issue, and Maggie certainly wasn't itching for the tide to change. Maintaining a professional distance had always been Maggie's M.O., but the more she learned about the homicide victims, the less sleep she got. Each woman had started to get her life back on track — something Maggie had been meaning to do for years. It was a wake-up call — and Maggie was more determined, once she solved the case, to reevaluate her own life. Especially her relationship with a certain former police detective…
On his release from California's maximum security prison at Pelican Bay, Jimmy Kendall is determined to reunite with Rita, his old flame and, he thinks, true love. But Rita, now a call girl with a string of unsavory clients, is not so sure of her feelings. Kendall is also determined to leave behind his prison gang past, in which he served as a hit man for the Aryan Brotherhood in their wars with the Black Guerilla Family. He quickly discovers that the world into which the ex-con is thrust is no less confining than the walls of Pelican Bay, and that his past involvement with gangs and violence has set him on a road with no exits. Daniel Hallford's Pelican Bay is a fast-paced and riveting look at the ugly underbelly of society where sleazy businessmen and corrupt politicians mingle easily with desperate call girls and ruthless killers.
It’s deadly down in the woods! When a rally against a proposed hotel turns ugly, B&B owner Jennifer Frost finds herself in the midst of a furious protest. But then the town councillor pushing for the development dies—in the same nature reserve where the hotel was to be built. It seems the woman wasn’t short of enemies. She’d gone through a bitter divorce, had received poison pen letters, and someone was stalking her in the days before her death. When suspicion falls on Jennifer’s friend, she’s forced to investigate. Can she clear his name before it’s too late? Come visit Pelican Bay, a laidback seaside town in subtropical Australia, and meet Jennifer Frost and her friends. Note: This book is written in Australian English.
Bed and breakfast with a side of murder! A sea change to Pelican Bay is just what Jennifer Frost, ex-journalist, needs. Operating a bed-and-breakfast isn’t always easy, but she enjoys the challenge. The only hiccup is Addison, her next door neighbour, who’s determined to make life hard for everyone around her, including Jennifer. When Addison is found dead in her pool, Jennifer’s journalistic instincts tell her it was no accident. But with so many people who had a grudge against Addison, can she track down the killer before she becomes the next victim? Come visit Pelican Bay, a gorgeous, laidback seaside town in subtropical Australia, and meet Jennifer Frost and her friends—and maybe a furry koala or two! Note: This book is written in Australian English. The Pelican Bay series: Book 1: Last Gasp Book 2: As Good As Dead Book 3: Dead Wood
Tinsel, turkey, and tragedy! It’s Christmas in Pelican Bay, and Jennifer Frost is hosting some odd guests at her bed-and-breakfast—a domineering wife and her henpecked husband, plus a smooth-talking man with a mysterious background. Then there’s her temporary lodger, who is definitely hiding something. When Jennifer discovers a dead body in her backyard, she knows the murder is connected to someone staying at her bed-and-breakfast. The question is who? The police are investigating, but she can’t help feeling they’re looking in the wrong direction. As the clock ticks down to a New Year, it’s up to Jennifer to protect the innocent and find the real killer. Come visit Pelican Bay, a laidback seaside town in subtropical Australia, and meet Jennifer Frost and her friends as Christmas Down Under heats up! Note: This book is written in Australian English.