At the Black Orchid Club, adventurous women who yearn for the pleasures of exotic, even kinky sex can quench their desires in discreet and luxurious surroundings.
Author: Roxanne Carr
Publisher: Random House
At the Black Orchid Club, adventurous women who yearn for the pleasures of exotic, even kinky sex can quench their desires in discreet and luxurious surroundings. Having tasted the fulfilment of unique and powerful lusts, one such adventurous woman learns what happens when the need for limitless indulgence becomes an addiction.
Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
Author: Rex Stout
Nero Wolfe has left his comfortable brownstone for the promise of a remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show—but before Wolfe and his perennially hardy sidekick, Archie Goodwin, have a chance to stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder takes place right under their noses and puts a blight on the proceedings. Now Wolfe's fancy turns to thoughts of weeding out a murderer—one who's definitely not a garden-variety killer. Only then will Wolfe be ready to throw his weight into a second thorny case, involving a rich society widow bedeviled by poison-pen letters—and a poisonous plot as black as Wolfe's orchids . . . with roots that are even more twisted. Introduction by Lawrence Block “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
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Author: Celine Jeanjean
Publisher: Celine Jeanjean
An old friend drained of his blood. A shortage of black silk. Rory and Longinus face their greatest crisis yet. Longinus is besides himself. Someone has bought all the black silk in Damsport, so he has to make do with grey. Unacceptable, given that an assassin in grey is as ridiculous as a bulldog in culottes. Conspiracies don’t get more dire than this. Of course, there’s also the fact that Rory’s oldest friend has been found drained of his blood. And that clues seem to indicate that Myran has returned just as an important diplomat visits Damsport. Those clues take Rory and Longinus to a new brothel in town called the Black Orchid. That it’s decked in black silk proves that something nefarious is going on. That its clientele tends to disappear is mere confirmation of that fact. What is going on behind the brothel’s gilded doors? And more importantly, can Longinus get to their supply of silk? Dive into a captivating and fun adventure packed with quirky characters and snappy banter. Scroll back up and buy The Black Orchid now! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“I absolutely adore this world, these characters, and the exciting stories that Ms Jeanjean weaves in this series. I devoured this one over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it.” – Kate Sparkes, Goodreads. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“It’s awesome, go read it.” – Sara Snider, Goodreads. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“Overall, I honestly can’t recommend this series enough! Get to it!” Emily Wrayburn, Goodreads. The Black Orchid is book 2 in a complete 9 book steampunk fantasy series. Other books in the series: #1 The Bloodless Assassin #2 The Black Orchid #3 The Slave City #4 The Doll Maker #5 The White Hornet #6 The Shadow Palace #7 The Opium Smuggler #8 The Veiled War #9 The Rising Rooks Keywords: Steampunk, gaslamp fantasy, historical fantasy, humorous fantasy, funny fantasy, quirky fantasy, quirky characters, fantasy female lead, fantasy female protagonist, fantasy strong female character, unlikely friendship, banter, snark, snarky, humour, alchemist, fantasy assassin, fun read, fast read.
Their hunt for her killers takes them from the bowels of Mexico City to the glitz of Los Angeles, north to the set of The Black Orchid in Vancouver, and then back again to Hollywood, where the angels are dying in the dark.
Author: Vaughn C. Hardacker
The murder of one wannabe starlet may only be the beginning for a vicious killer. When poor little New Hampshire rich girl Mindy Hollis gets lost in Los Angeles, her big sister hires private detective Ed Traynor to find her. Traynor and Hollis’s security chief, Jack McMahon, take off for Tinseltown to track down the aspiring actress—but they discover the only part she ever got was the one that killed her. Their hunt for her killers takes them from the bowels of Mexico City to the glitz of Los Angeles, north to the set of The Black Orchid in Vancouver, and then back again to Hollywood, where the angels are dying in the dark. It’s up to Ed and Jack to save them before the film fades to black. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Based on real-life events, Legends of the Black Orchid follows Tiggy and Hans through World War I and the start of World War II. It depicts how circumstances and the influences of the Black Orchid, a society formed by the royal families of ...
Author: Ian Murray
In the spring of 1914, two college friends, Thomas Tiggy McStuart and Hans von Gotha, one British and the other German, find themselves on opposite sides of the impending war. Tiggys dream of becoming a barrister and Hans plan to receive his doctorate are quickly fading. As Hans leaves for Germany after being conscripted, he realizes their friendship might never be the same. Tiggy, feeling compelled to defend the crown, joins the London Light Infantry where he excels as a sniper in World War I and is eventually captured by the Germans. Meanwhile, Hans completes express doctorate training and is sent to serve at a field hospital in France. The lives of the two friends reconnect in a way neither of them thought possible. Based on real-life events, Legends of the Black Orchid follows Tiggy and Hans through World War I and the start of World War II. It depicts how circumstances and the influences of the Black Orchid, a society formed by the royal families of Europe, bring them together as one, ultimately making them part of an exclusive intelligence unit that becomes the platform on which the British and American governments form a cooperative base for espionage.
Duty bound to fulfill his dying fatherÕs last wish, Lord Alfred Heathwood embarks on an adventure into the Amazon to return an artifact taken by his grandfather years before.
Author: Sawyer Caine
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Duty bound to fulfill his dying fatherÕs last wish, Lord Alfred Heathwood embarks on an adventure into the Amazon to return an artifact taken by his grandfather years before. Accompanying him on this journey is his dashing American lover, Frederick. Lord Heathwood, unprepared for the overwhelming desire he begins to feel for their exotic young native guide, Nekai, struggles to keep his love for Frederick intact while battling his own demons.
Since its inception, the Black Orchid Hotel has gone from strength to strength with many contented female clients passing through its doors.
Author: Roxanne Carr
Publisher: Random House
Since its inception, the Black Orchid Hotel has gone from strength to strength with many contented female clients passing through its doors. As joint owner of this luxury pleasure palace, Maggie can have her every need satisfied at any time. But she has begun to tire of her sophisticated lovers and is encouraging the attentions of the more rugged men in the area, including the local fire officer and a notorious biker. However, Maggie had better watch out. There's one new friendship which may prove to be too hot to handle.
Der exklusivste Club von New York. Zutritt nur mit persönlicher Einladung. Traust du dich? Dieser Sammelband beinhaltet Band 1 - "Black Orchid - Unlimited Sin" - und Band 3 - "Black Orchid - Dark Needs". "Black Orchid - Unlimited Sin" Als neuer Kanzleipartner darf Farell Undsworth sich über einen außergewöhnlichen Bonus freuen – ein Probemonat im „Black Orchid“. Der Club verspricht seinen ausgewählten Mitgliedern grenzenlose sinnliche Erfahrungen für Körper und Geist. Eigentlich perfekt, um seine Neigungen zu erforschen. Wäre da nicht diese unwiderstehliche Versuchung mit den talentierten Händen, die ihm nicht mehr aus dem Kopf geht. Nie zuvor hat Vivica Brabston so heftig auf einen Mann reagiert und ihn erst beim zweiten Treffen berührt, auf beruflicher Ebene. Sich mit ihm einzulassen, könnte sie ihren Job kosten, es muss bei den Massagen bleiben. Oder gibt es einen anderen Weg, der wachsenden Begierde freien Lauf zu lassen? "Black Orchid - Dark Needs" Sie würde alles tun, um ihn für sich zu gewinnen. Sogar ihre Grenzen überschreiten. Harper Donelly mag ihren neuen Nebenjob als Kellnerin im Red Rooster, besonders wegen dieses mysteriösen Typen, der in ihr Fantasien von Dominanz und Unterwerfung anfacht. Doch so fremd diese Gefühle sind, sie kann dem heftigen Knistern zwischen ihnen kaum widerstehen. Auch nicht dem Abenteuer, das er ihr verspricht – lustvoll, klar geregelt und leider unverbindlich. Dies ist eine Einladung zur exklusiven Silvesterparty im Black Orchid. Traust du dich?
“I heard about the murder of the Black Orchid Gallery owner and thought you might need some help with the case. What can I do?” “How convenient for you to arrive here just as we are leaving the hospital after seeing Ahmed.
Author: Peggy Blevins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sayson Malloy has secrets that she must keep hidden from everyone. As people around her begin to unravel, pieces of her façade begin to crack and fall off, revealing her past that she left many years ago. Annabelle Fillmore, a reporter from the Los Angeles Post, becomes entwined in this mystery, where her personal and professional lives become one with Sayson Malloy and the Black Orchid Gallery. The Black Orchid Gallery’s opening was one of the first stories Annabelle covered as a new reporter for the Los Angeles Post. That story would forever change the course of Annabelle’s career and future. It became the nightmare story that would not end—and the beginning of a new future.
"Tulips must seem very bland to you after collecting wild orchids in the jungle for so many years." “I like tulips.” He glanced at her over his shoulder, a wry curve to his lips. "It's so peaceful here, Jess. You can't imagine how nice ...
Author: Diana Bold
Publisher: Tracy Liebchen
When Lady Jessalyn Hunter finds herself ruined, both socially and financially, she is forced to accept the help of her brother's best friend -- a man she's loved since childhood. Ethan Tremaine has spent his entire life running from the tragedy of his past, but he can't refuse his best friend's dying request. He reluctantly agrees to marry Jessalyn, even though he's terrified by the thought of someone depending on him. What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes much more. Can they find the courage to love, or will they let the ghosts of their pasts destroy them?
This tale of a singer’s kidnapping in 1920s Harlem is “the best kind of historical mystery” (Lee Child).
Author: Persia Walker
Publisher: Akashic Books
This tale of a singer’s kidnapping in 1920s Harlem is “the best kind of historical mystery” (Lee Child). Lanie Price, a Harlem society columnist, witnesses the brutal nightclub kidnapping of the “Black Orchid,” a sultry, seductive singer with a mysterious past. When hours pass without a word from the kidnapper, puzzlement grows as to his motive. After a gruesome package arrives at Price’s doorstep, the questions change. Just what does the kidnapper want—and how many people is he willing to kill to get it? Evil hides behind the genteel facades of affluent Strivers’ Row, and stalks the ballroom of a famous drag party, in this “dark, sexy” mystery set during the Harlem Renaissance (Publishers Weekly). “Lanie has the makings of a strong series heroine. Walter Mosley fans, in particular, should look for more from this promising crime writer.” —Booklist “Black Orchid Blues works as a study of class and race, plus the debilitating effects of grief, the question of identity and the far-reaching impact of family secrets . . . Walker has a crystal clear eye for what motivates people as she explores disparity and desperation.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel “Put a Bessie Smith platter on the Victrola, and go with the flow on this mystery/romance/history mix.” —Library Journal
Zwei Romane in einem Sammelband! Black Orchid - Sensual Dreams Der exklusivste Club von New York sucht neue Mitarbeiter. Wagst du einen Blick hinter die Kulissen des Black Orchid? Kate Meadows braucht einen Job, und zwar schnell. Nach einem verkorksten Bewerbungsgespräch bei Paul Cooper, dem Marketing Director eines renommierten Automagazins, gibt er ihr eine geheimnisvolle Telefonnummer, an die sie sich wenden soll. Kate geht fest davon aus, irgendwo im Bikini posen zu müssen. Doch stattdessen hat Paul sie an das Black Orchid verwiesen, wo Verschwiegenheit groß geschrieben wird. Als neue Mitarbeiterin trifft Kate im Club immer wieder auf Paul, der nicht müde wird, ihr zweideutige Angebote zu machen. Zwischen ihnen knistert es gewaltig, doch zunächst muss sich Kate rächen. Black Orchid - Be My Master Sie braucht keinen Mann, um ihr ein schönes Leben zu finanzieren. Sie braucht jemanden, der ihr beibringt, wieder eine richtige Frau zu sein! Evie Stevens ist jung, erfolgreich und Inhaberin eines aufstrebenden Start-ups. Nur eines kommt in Evies Leben definitiv zu kurz: der Sex. Die Mitgliedschaft im Black Orchid sieht sie eher praktisch. Massagen, Wellness und gutes Essen in direkter Nähe zu ihrer Firma. Perfekt für eine vielbeschäftigte Jungunternehmerin. Ash Hunter zeigt wenig Talent für die Geschäfte seines Vaters. Höflich wurde er aus der Firma gebeten und für sein Stillhalten mit einer ansehnlichen Apanage ausgestattet, mit der er sich den Club finanziert. Erst die hübsche Blondine an der Bar im Saints erregt seine Aufmerksamkeit. Ihre Distanziertheit zieht ihn magisch an und er nimmt sich fest vor, die kühle Schönheit in die Freuden ungezügelter Leidenschaft einzuführen.