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Amanda Quick - Author

About the Author

Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of forty New York Times bestsellers under various pen names: more than 25 million copies of her books are in print. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Featured books by Amanda Quick

Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise Engaged

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2015

One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. Yet Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after meeting a man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear. Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her - for now. But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom has left a trail of female victims in his wake, and will soon be on his feet again. He is unwholesomely obsessed by Amity's scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge - and Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him-as tenuous as it may be. For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option. But each intends to end the Bridegroom's reign of terror in the heart of the city they love, which means they must also face feelings neither of them can run away from...

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The Mystery Woman

The Mystery Woman

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2014

A mad scientist has preserved his dead lover in an ancient Egyptian embalming formula, and has convinced himself that he can revive the dead woman, but he needs Beatrice Lockwood's psychic abilities to 'ignite' the formula. And he will do anything to capture her. Joshua North - scarred and forced to use a cane due to the disaster that occurred during his last case - is all Beatrice has in the way of a bodyguard...

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Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise Engaged

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1960

One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. But Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after she is trapped in a carriage with a blade-wielding man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear. Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her . . . for now. But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom, who has left a trail of female victims in his wake, has survived the wounds she inflicts and will soon be on his feet again. He is unwholesomely obsessed by her scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge—gossip about their hours alone in a ship’s stateroom seems to have crossed the Atlantic faster than any sailing vessel could. Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him—as tenuous as it may be. For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option. But each intends to end the Bridegroom’s reign of terror in London, and will join forces to do so. And as they prepare to confront an unbalanced criminal in the heart of the city they love, they must also face feelings that neither of them can run away from. . .

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Other books by Amanda Quick

Tightrope

Tightrope

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2019

'A master storyteller' The Huffington Post *New York Times bestselling author* An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery race against a killer . . . Trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the property is said to be cursed. And when her first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is found murdered, rumours about the curse grow even louder . . . Meanwhile, infamous gangster Matthias Jones is on the trail of a groundbreaking cipher machine. He suspects that Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When Matthias's investigation leads him to Amalie's front door, the attraction between them is dangerously intense. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can trust each other and the passion that binds them, because time is running out. Praise for Tightrope: 'Quick's ambitious novel, set during the golden age of Hollywood, sparkles with wit and clever plotting' Publishers Weekly 'Sexy . . . clever, fun' Kirkus Reviews Readers are saying it's . . . 'Sizzling' 'Delightful' 'A wonderful tale'

The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

In the second installment of her new series, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick takes us back to California, where Hollywood moguls and stars seeking privacy for scandalous trysts and wild parties come together in the glitzy set of the 1930s. . . The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California - where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets . . . After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at a herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they're drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be - and uncover the spectre of a killer who's been real all along . . .

The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2018

In the second installment of her new series, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick takes us back to California, where Hollywood moguls and stars seeking privacy for scandalous trysts and wild parties come together in the glitzy set of the 1930s. . . The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California - where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets . . . After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at a herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they're drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be - and uncover the spectre of a killer who's been real all along . . .

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of 'Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins . . . When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool . . . The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist - especially since she's just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician - until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago . . . With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past - always just out of sight - could drag them both under . . .

Affair

Affair

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2018

Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet nothing could have prepared her for Baxter St. Ives - an arresting stranger too daring, too determined, too dangerous to be her new man-of-affairs. Still, perhaps he was the perfect person to help Charlotte investigate the recent murder of one of her clients. So she gave him a chance, never realising that Baxter, a gifted scientist, would soon conduct a risky exploration into the alchemy of desire, with Charlotte as his subject. But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte, a twisted killer lies in wait, ready to part the lovers ...or see them joined together forever - in death.

Talente ascunse

Talente ascunse

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2017

Serenity Makepeace stie o multime de lucruri despre tofu si quinoa, insa n-are nici o idee despre gestionarea afacerilor. Prin urmare, ca sa vanda prin corespondenta produsele realizate de locuitorii din WittE s End, o comunitate hippie din statul Washington, are nevoie de ajutorul unui expert. Asa ca, pentru a-si transforma visul in realitate, se gandeste sa apeleze la cel mai bun din domeniu. Caleb Ventress, un specialist de varf in consultanta de business, este mult prea afectat de trecut si de relatia dificila cu rudele sale ca sa accepte ca are dreptul la fericire. Colaborarea cu nonconformista Serenity, la inceput strict profesionala, pare sa se dezvolte intr-o directie noua, tulburatoare. Va avea el taria sa renunte la atitudinea rece si detasata pe care si-a cultivat-o ca sa se lase in voia sentimentelor? Evenimentele care incep sa se succeada rapid - incepand cu o tentativa de santaj si sfarsind cu un accident suspect - nu-i lasa prea mult timp pentru reflectie, iar atmosfera stranie din WittE s End ii zguduie certitudinile. Toate dilemele lui au insa un raspuns: Serenity. Iar concluzia intregii aventuri ii ia pe amandoi prin surprindere: dragostea adevarata isi poate face aparitia in cele mai neasteptate imprejurari.a

Scanteia pasiunii

Scanteia pasiunii

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2017

Poate ca in biroul Oliviei Chantry este o adevarata harababura, dar are o minte extrem de organizata cand vine vorba despre afaceri. Compania ei, Light Fantastic, organizeaza evenimente stralucitoare care asigura succesul de care clientii ei au nevoie pentru a-si promova produsele sau cauzele. Cand mosteneste o parte, mai precis 49% , din Glow, Inc., firma de produse de iluminat high-tech a unchiului ei, Olivia constata cu uimire ca actionarul majoritar este fostul finantator al acestuia, un om de afaceri bogat, extrem de pedant, pe nume Jasper Sloan. De la inceputul asa-zisului lor parteneriat, incep sa sara scantei. Se suspecteaza reciproc. Nu sunt de acord cu stilul celuilalt de conducere sau cu politica firmei de a angaja rude in companie... Dar nici atractia care exista intre ei nu poate fi negata. Insa problema cea mai mare este aparitia unui santajist care ameninta sa dezvaluie secrete pe care amandoi le vor ingropate, punand in pericol reputatia familiei si a afacerii. Iar cand santajului se adauga si o crima cu sange-rece, singura sansa de a scapa cu viata este sa-si uneasca fortele... si inimile.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2017

Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of 'Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins . . . When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool . . . The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist - especially since she's just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician - until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago . . . With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past - always just out of sight - could drag them both under . . .

'Til Death Do Us Part

'Til Death Do Us Part

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2017

Calista Langley operates an exclusive 'introduction; agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning - a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials. Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn't trust her. Scarred by his past, he's learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve. But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista's own secret past - and that only her death will satisfy the stalker...

Garden of Lies

Garden of Lies

Author: Amanda Quick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end - and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes. Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes... If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the dark side of polite society. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer-and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well...

O vara in Eclipse Bay

O vara in Eclipse Bay

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

Proprietara galeriei din de arta din Eclipse Bay, Octavia Brightwell, refuza de mai multe ori sa accepte o intalnire cu fermecatorul Nick Harte, inainte sa aiba curajul sa spuna da"e;. Ea stie prea bine ca Nick are reputatia unui barbat care nu este interesat sa-si ia angajamente pe termen lung, si in plus face parte din una dintre cele mai vechi si mai importante familii din zona. Pe de alta parte, Octavia este nepoata odioasei femei care a pornit vrajba dintre familiile Harte si Madison, cu ani buni in urma. Totusi, atractia irezistibila dintre ei are castig de cauza si, dupa o singura intalnire, Nick este hotarat ca Octavia sa-i fie mai mult decat simpla partenera la cina. Insa inainte sa aiba timp sa exploreze mai departe acest drum, un tablou valoros este furat din galeria de arta a Octaviei, iar ea devine suspectul principal. Dezlegarea misterului scoate la iveala secrete din trecut, vindeca rani vechi, dar si ii obliga pe cei doi sa recunosca si sa accepte ca intre ei s-a nascut mai mult decat o pasiune obisnuita.

Noi inceputuri in Eclipse Bay. Seria Eclipse Bay

Noi inceputuri in Eclipse Bay. Seria Eclipse Bay

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

Lucrurile au fost dintotdeauna complicate intre membrii familiilor Harte si Madison. Conflictul care i-a transformat in dusmani dureaza de generatii intregi. Desi se spune ca nunta lui Hannah Harte cu Rafe Madison va imbunatati situatia, la doar cateva luni dupa fericitul eveniment, sora ei, Lilian, si fratele lui, Gabe, nu sunt deloc de aceeasi parere.Directorul executiv Gabe Madison a insistat sA devinA clientul agenE iei de matrimoniale a lui Lillian Harte, pentru a-E i gA si sufletul pereche. Dar Lilian ajunge rapid la capA tul rA bdA rii, dupA ce cinci ntlniri pe care i le aranjeazA lui Gabe se dovedesc a fi niE te eE ecuri rA sunA toare. DacA nu s-ar fi hotA rt deja sA -E i nchidA afacerea E i sA se mute acasA , n Eclipse Bay, pentru a se dedica pasiunii sale de a picta, Gabe ar fi fA cut-o cu siguranE A sA se decidA rapid.Cnd nsA Lilian cnd se trezeE te cu el n pragul uE ii, cerndu-i sA -E i respecte contractul semnat, scnteile dintre ei se transformA brusc n atracE ie necontrolatA . ncA o datA , Eclipse Bay va fi martorul unui spectacol fascinant - dintre un Madison ncA pA E nat E i o irezistibilA reprezentantA a familiei Harte

Afaceri de familie

Afaceri de familie

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2015

Cady Briggs este fericita sa nu se amestece în afacerea familiei. Galeria de arta a matusii Vesta este o afacere de mare succes, dar pentru Cady stresul si responsabilitatile nu reprezinta o placere, ca de altfel nici faptul ca este frecvent comparata cu personalitatea ciudata a matusii. Cady prefera sa colaboreze ca liber-profesionist în domeniul consultantei de arta, mai ales ca astfel poate lucra cu oameni interesanti, cum ar fi enigmaticul Mack Easton. Dar Cady are un principiu – sa nu amestece afacerile cu placerile, asa ca, indiferent cât de atragator i se pare Mack, nu doreste sa lase relatia lor sa se transforme în ceva foarte serios.Moartea subitA a mA tuE ii Vesta o pune însA la cârma Galeriei Chatelaine E i o determinA sA apeleze la ajutorul lui Mack pentru a desluE i misterului unei posibile crime. Pozând în „aproape logodnicul” lui Cady, Mack o ajutA sA investigheze iE ele încurcate ale lumii comerE ului cu obiecte de artA , E i pe parcurs, atracE ia pe care o simt unul faE A de altul îi face sA încalce orice principii. ÎnsA secretele pe care au început sA le tulbure cu investigaE ia lor ar putea fi mai periculoase decât îE i imaginaserA ...

Femeia misterioasa

Femeia misterioasa

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2015

Sub tinuta cenusie si simpla, domnisoara Beatrice Lockwood are mereu la îndemâna un pistol. Caci Beatrice este o doamna de companie cu o misiune secreta – si un trecut la fel de misterios – care trebuie sa fie pregatita în orice moment sa-si apere viata.TotuE i, este luatA pe nepregA tite de intervenE ia unui necunoscut care îi sare în ajutor într-o situaE ie mai puE in obiE nuitA . Dar Joshua Gage are propriul interes, cA ci fostul investigator în slujba Coroanei este nevoit sA iasA din izolarea pe care E i-a impus-o dupA un caz tragic, pentru a-l descoperi acum pe cel care îi E antajeazA sora. E i toate indiciile duc spre Beatrice.ÎnsA când se convinge cA ea nu este nici pe departe vinovatA de E antaj, furt E i crimA , ba chiar este E inta unui nebun periculos decis sA o gA seascA , Beatrice E i Joshua se decid sA -E i uneascA eforturile pentru a elucida misterul celor douA cazuri care par legate prin nenumA rate fire. Interesul E i curiozitatea profesionalA se transformA rapid într-o pasiune neaE teptatA , dar cA reia nu pot sA i se împotriveascA .E i brusc viitorul devine pentru amândoi mult mai luminos… dacA trecutul nu îi va ajunge din urmA .

Intoarcerea in Eclipse Bay

Intoarcerea in Eclipse Bay

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2015

<p>Bunicii lor s-au urât din toata inima. La fel si tatii lor. Si, pentru ca reprezinta urmatoarea generatie din familie Harte si Madison, toata lumea se asteapta ca si Hannah si Rafe sa se urasca.</p><p>Hannah Harte, detinatoarea unei companii de succes ce organizeaza nunti, este o femeie cu o viziune sceptica asupra casatoriei. Dar contrar opiniei celor din jur, ea îsi aminteste de noaptea petrecuta pe plaja cu mult timp în urma cu Rafe, când el s-a dovedit a fi mai mult decât „baiatul cu reputatie proasta din familia Madison”. Iar Rafe îsi aduce aminte, la rândul sau, de gestul plin de curaj al lui Hannah, care a demonstrat ca spiritul sau aprig si sincer era mai puternic decât orice vrajba istorica dintre familiile lor, salvându-l de o condamnare aproape sigura la închisoare.</p><p>Adusi împreuna de o mostenire surprinzatoare dupa ani întregi în care vietile lor au urmat drumuri separate, Rafe si Hannah se întorc în Eclipse Bay si la ostilitatile care înca le mai despart si le leaga familiile. Si descopera un lucru în acelasi timp încântator si extrem de tulburator: sentimentele care se nasc între ei pot fi mai presus de secrete, tradari si rivalitati…</p>

Casa de sticla

Casa de sticla

Author: Amanda Quick Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2015

Eugenia Swift, o femeie cu o sensibilitate aparte si o fina cunoscatoare a frumosului, urmeaza sa plece pe insula Frog Cove pentru a inventaria o importanta colectie de arta din sticla lasata de Adam Daventry muzeului pe care îl conduce Însa, din cauza zvonurilor legate de moartea colectionarului, patroana muzeului insista ca Eugenia sa fie însotita de Cyrus Chandler Colfax, un detectiv particular chipes, dar ciudat, ale carui cunostinte în materie de sticla se rezuma la o sticla de bere rece.Eugenia E ine secret motivul pentru care vrea sA facA aceastA cA lA torie: dorinE a de-a investiga dispariE ia bunei ei prietene Nellie Grant, ultima iubitA a lui Daventry. La rândul lui, Cyrus are un interes personal: sA dea de urma nepreE uitei comori a colecE ionarului cupa Hades , în speranE a cA astfel va repara o nedreptate din trecut.DeE i Eugenia este o singuraticA , preferând sA -E i E inA inima la adA post de orice aventuri romantice, cei doi sunt nevoiE i sA se poarte cât mai convingA tor ca un cuplu, cA ci pe minunata insulA a artiE tilor un ucigaE pare sA pândeascA din umbre, astfel cA E ansa lor este sA colaboreze în cele mai mai profunde moduri pe care E i le pot imagina.

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