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The Big Book of Rogues and Villains

By Otto Penzler
  • Writer : Otto Penzler
  • Isbn : 0525432493
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Number of Pages : 752
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 701
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Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, ruthless, and brilliant criminals in mystery fiction, for the biggest compendium of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled. The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure. The 72 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most depraved of psyches, from iconic antiheroes like Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin and Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to contemporary delinquents like Lawrence Block's Ehrengraf and Donald Westlake's Dortmunder, and include unforgettable tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Jack London, H.G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Edward D. Hoch, Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, and many more.

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The Rogue to Ruin

By Charlotte Henry
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  • Publisher : Moonshell Books, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1939087880
  • Number of Pages : 306
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 506
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He is a penniless baronet. She is the wealthy great-granddaughter of a tradesman. Can these childhood friends find their way back to each other when scandal strikes them both? Sir Perran Geoffrey needs a wealthy bride to repair his family estate and to bring his sister out in Society. But what woman with money and standing will accept him as a husband—practically penniless, his title under a cloud thanks to his ne’er-do-well father, and an estate far away in Cornwall? Alwyn Penrose and her two sisters are in London for their first Season. Imagine their surprise when they meet the heirs of the neighboring estates—gentlemen whom they are barely allowed to acknowledge. For to be seen with the Rogues of St. Just means the death of one’s reputation. Except that Alwyn is seen. More than once. And the gossip spreads all the way to the sacred portals of Almack’s, which close in her face and end her hopes for a good marriage forever. The ruin of her Season is Perran Geoffrey’s fault. And when they are both forced to return to Cornwall, only one thing is clear: One good ruination deserves another. The Rogues of St. Just. They may be the most shocking men in Mayfair, but their hearts are all too vulnerable at home.

The Rogue's Seduction

By Georgina Devon
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn Code : 1459237080
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 470
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Captured For Revenge—Kept For Passion Ten years ago Lillith, Lady de Lisle, was forced to stand up the man she loved at the altar in favor of a richer husband. Now a widow, she suddenly finds herself the target of her thwarted lover's revenge. In return for Lillith's cruel rejection of him, Jason Beaumair, Earl of Perth, planned to abduct and seduce the beautiful woman who'd haunted his dreams for so long. He'd certainly never fall for her again. But nothing can prepare him when their night of passion turns into an all-consuming desire….

The Rogue's Road to Retirement

By George S. K. Rider
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1632201100
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 925
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George S. K. Rider’s The Rogue’s Road to Retirement takes a unique approach to growing old—don’t do it! After retiring, Rider embarks on a bumpy journey to find himself and a new lease on life. For the first time, he gets in touch with his creative side—an unusual direction indeed, since he spent seventy years of his life as a college athlete turned Navy officer turned Wall Street trader and weekend jock. Told through a series of uproariously humorous and sometimes poignant adventures, The Rogue’s Road to Retirement is about getting back in touch with your inner rascal and getting off your duff (George ends up in an MTV video, a Pepsi ad doing the polka, and Sports Illustrated)! Rider’s adventures and stories reflect on finding a new passion in retirement by: being kind to your kids (after all, you need them to do the lawn work now); discovering the joys of guilt-tripping your grandchildren into hanging out with you; struggling with the age-old dilemma—take another nap or go to the gym; driving your spouse nuts now that you’re both home 24/7; barhopping (or barhobbling) after sixty-five; savoring the sweet memories of friends and loves ones now gone; and much more. The Rogue’s Road to Retirement is about the rebels, raconteurs, and roués who refuse to grow old gracefully, who want to grow old the way they grew up—raising hell, having fun, and giving their kids and grandkids a run for their money.

A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn Code : 1788770641
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 904
  • Pdf File: a-rogue-s-life.pdf

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Wilkie Collins’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Collins includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Collins’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Earl of Pembroke: A League of Rogue’s novel

By Lauren Smith
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  • Publisher : Lauren Smith
  • Isbn Code : 1947206249
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 359
  • Pdf File: the-earl-of-pembroke.pdf

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She's a servant masquerading as a lady... Gillian Beaumont never had a fairytale life: the illegitimate daughter of an earl, she was left penniless after her father’s death, forcing her into service as a lady’s maid. Luckily, her mistress is more adventurous than most ladies and soon Gillian is aiding her espionage. One such spy mission forces Gillian to masquerade as a high-born lady to infiltrate a Hellfire Club. But when she falls into the club’s trap, she’s rescued by gentleman rogue, the Earl of Pembroke. His heated kisses make her long for a different life, but she has a secret that could destroy everything... He's a gentleman on the outside, but a rogue on the inside... James Fordyce, Earl of Pembroke, tries to be a well-behaved man—for the most part. A member of the Wicked Earls’ Club, he has his fair share of notoriety, but he’s longing for the day when he might settle down. A chance encounter with a mysterious beauty leaves him feeling full of hope. When she vanishes without a trace and danger seems to be following her, he knows he must find her and rescue the woman he is determined to make the future Countess of Pembroke. Tracking her down to the seedy halls of a Hellfire Club, he knows he’ll have to fight against all odds to save her before it’s too late... Warning: This book contains a woman dreaming of a life she can never have, a hero who’s convinced he’ll never find the one woman destined to be his and a love so powerful nothing can stop it.

The Countess and the King

By Susan Holloway Scott
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1101443162
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 358
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Katherine Sedley lived by her own rules and loved who she pleased- until she became the infamous mistress of King James II... London, 1675: Born to wealth and privilege, Katherine is introduced to the decadent court of King Charles II, and quickly becomes a favorite from the palace to the bawdy playhouses. She gleefully snubs respectable marriage to become the Duke of York's mistress. But Katherine's life of carefree pleasure ends when Charles II dies, and her lover becomes King James II. Suddenly she is cast into a tangle of political intrigue, religious dissent, and ever-shifting alliances, where a wrong step can mean treason, exile, or death at the executioner's block. As the risks rise, Katherine is forced to make the most perilous of choices: to remain loyal to the king, or to England.

The Rogue Is Back in Town

By Anna Bennett
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Isbn Code : 125010095X
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 917
  • Pdf File: the-rogue-is-back-in-town.pdf

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Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts...Lord Samuel Travis is back. —The London Hearsay, special society edition Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding. Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire? As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do? Don’t miss the Wayward Wallflower books by Anna Bennett! My Brown-Eyed Earl (Book 1) I Dared the Duke (Book 2) The Rogue is Back in Town (Book 3) What Reviewers are saying: "Fans of Regency romance authors Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, and Mary Jo Putney will go wild for...Bennett’s Wayward Wallflowers trilogy." - Booklist Starred Review on The Rogue is Back in Town "A standout historical romance novel...truly delightful." - Romancing the Book Worm on The Rogue is Back in Town "Smart and sassy romance...simply a joy!" - RT Book Reviews Top Pick on The Rogue is Back in Town

A Rogue's Reputation

By Lana Williams
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  • Publisher : Lana Williams
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 701
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Will Christmas magic and mistletoe unite this unlikely pair? As the new Earl of Granger, Benjamin Wright is determined to put an end to his family’s reputation of roguish behavior, beginning with his own. When he arrives in London to claim his inheritance, he quickly realizes his plan will not be as simple as he expected. Lady Louisa Felton is appalled to learn her mother wrote love letters to the recently deceased earl. Fearing another scandal will cast her mother from Society, leaving her crushed along with Louisa’s hopes for a future, Louisa attempts to retrieve the letters before the new heir finds them. Discovering a lady dressed in lad’s clothing attempting to steal from him is a surprise to Benjamin, but not as much as his attraction to the reckless lady. Though he vows to keep his distance, the lovely Louisa refuses to stay out of his life. One kiss is all it takes to know she has the power to make him forget his plan to reform. Benjamin is the exact type of man Louisa’s mother would fall for, making him the sort Louisa intends to avoid. If only she can convince her willful heart of that. Fate refuses to cooperate with their plans, and what happens at Christmas will change this rogue’s reputation forever. Note - This Regency romance novella was originally published in the USA Today Bestselling Winter Wishes Anthology Although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order, which includes: Romancing the Rogue, Book 1 A Rogue's Reputation, Book 2 A Rogue No More, Book 3 A Rogue to the Rescue, Book 4 A Rogue and Some Mistletoe, Book 5 To Dare A Rogue, Book 6 A Rogue Meets His Match, Book 7

To Capture a Warrior

By K.J. Jackson
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  • Publisher : K.J. Jackson
  • Isbn Code : 1940149304
  • Number of Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 793
  • Pdf File: to-capture-a-warrior.pdf

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War ripped them apart. Fate will bring them back together. After losing track of Bridget during the war on the continent, Hunter Crawford has spent two years scouring England to find the only woman he’s ever loved. His search futile, he finally, bitterly, gives up hope and ceases his search for her. One rule. Don’t fall in love with a soldier. Going into war to help her surgeon father on the edges of the Napoleonic battlefields was an easy decision for Bridget Morton. Her father’s only rule? Do not fall in love with a soldier. Dutifully, she nurses hundreds of men back to health with nary a stray eye toward fancies of love. Until her father dies and she meets Hunter. And she learns too quickly how very right her father was. Love in war could only end in tragedy. Heartbroken, she returns to England. What should have stayed in the past… Bridget put the war behind her, and with it, her love for Hunter. She has her hospital in London. She has purpose. But then Hunter walks through her hospital doors. The sparks between them cannot be denied, but will they both find the strength to let go of the past? Join the adventure today! To Capture a Warrior, Logan's Legends tells the second tale of the guards of the Revelry's Tempest, an enchanting historical regency-era romance by USA Today bestselling author, K.J. Jackson. Note: The novels in the Logan’s Legends, Revelry's Tempest series by K.J. Jackson are each stand-alone stories and can be read individually in any order. These historical romances are set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and do not shy away from scenes with steamy heat, occasional naughty language, and moments that might possibly make you squirm.

Promise

By K.J. Jackson
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  • Publisher : AWD Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1940149177
  • Number of Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 304
  • Pdf File: promise.pdf

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A deal with a notorious rake may be her only hope. In a desperate search for her missing sister, Lady Natalia Abbingale is out of money, out of options, and out of hope—until she spies the one man that may be the key to finding her sister—the Marquess of Lockston. He was a rake. A connoisseur of young widows. She knew that. But he was also the only man that could help her. Fletcher Williston, the eleventh Marquess of Lockston, had been minding his own business in the brothel, never imaging he was being watched. That is, until Lady Natalia appears at his home, demanding he help her to find her sister. Refusing her should be easy. He has secrets he must live his life by. And those secrets did not need to be threatened by a downfallen lady of the ton. Yet Lady Natalia possesses the right family, the right veneer, and most importantly, the right circumstance—desperation—and a deal made with her could possibly be just what he is looking for. Join the adventure today! You’ll love Promise, the second in the Lords of Action series and a can’t-miss enthralling historical regency era romance by USA Today bestselling author, K.J. Jackson. Note: The books in the Lords of Action series by K.J. Jackson are each stand-alone stories and can be read individually in any order. These action packed historical romances are set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and do not shy away from scenes with sexy steamy heat, occasional naughty language, and moments that might possibly make you squirm.

The Wolf Duke

By K.J. Jackson
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  • Publisher : AWD Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 194014938X
  • Number of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 689
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A lady set on vengeance. A cold duke with secrets of his own. Wills clash when she falls into his life and sparks fly. Can they learn to trust each other before it’s too late? A lady set on vengeance. Fiery death took her brother and with him, her chance for a normal life with a well-suited match. Now Lady Sloane Ruddington is determined to make the man responsible for the fire pay for his sins—Reiner Doran, a cold-hearted duke with nothing more than acquiring land and filling his coffers in his soul. A cold duke with secrets of his own. When the Duke of Wolfbridge stumbles upon a woman unconscious on his lands, Reiner has little choice but to hold her captive in his household. He has enemies afoot and she could very well be another spy sent to destroy him. The last thing he should do is trust her. But when the beguiling Scottish beauty awakens with no memory of why she is at Wolfbridge, he has to keep her close—for both of their sakes. Can a fiery lass melt a frigid heart? Reiner soon discovers her enthusiasm for life is exactly what is missing in his household—for his niece—and him. As an undeniable fire between them sparks to life, there becomes only one thing that can tear them apart—her memories. Can they learn to trust each other before it is too late? Join the adventure today! You’ll love The Wolf Duke, the second in the Valor of Vinehill series and a can’t-miss enthralling regency romance by USA Today bestselling author, K.J. Jackson. Note: The novels in the Valor of Vinehill series by K.J. Jackson are each stand-alone stories and can be read individually in any order. These historical romances are set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and do not shy away from scenes with steamy heat, occasional naughty language, and moments that might possibly make you squirm.