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Hicks, Laura

Works: 46 works in 290 publications in 1 language and 9,207 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Diary fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3563.U397, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laura Hicks
One thousand white women : [the journals of May Dodd : a novel] by Jim Fergus( Recording )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian request in 1854 for 1,000 white brides to ensure peace is secretly approved by the U.S. government in this alternate-history novel. Their journey west is described by May Dodd, a high-society woman released from an asylum where she was incarcerated by her family for an affair
Burn out by Marcia Muller( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter with a troubled, highly secretive Native American woman begins to haunt her dreams, and even though she is determined not to investigate anything during her stay--and perhaps not ever again--McCone is drawn into the plight of the young woman and her dysfunctional family. A murder and traces of violence at a deserted resort lead her across the desert and into Nevada, and finally to a remote and isolated ranch, where danger lies closer that she expects and where her future and life itself may hang in the balance
City of whispers by Marcia Muller( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Private eye Sharon McCone receives an email asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, but he fails to reply to her response. As Sharon digs deeper, she discovers that Darcy sent his message from an Internet café in San Francisco, a city he's never been to before. Sensing that Darcy is in terrible danger, McCone begins a search for him throughout the city. The investigation leads her to the body of a woman at the Palace of Fine Arts, where a witness told her Darcy was headed. As her search widens, Sharon uncovers a connection to an unsolved murder of a young woman who was heiress to a multi-million dollar banking fortune. Sharon must race to solve both murders and ensure her brother's safety, despite the imminent danger that lurks within her own family."--Publisher's web site
Queen of broken hearts by Cassandra King( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not easy being the Queen of Broken Hearts. Just ask Clare, who has willingly assumed the mantle while her career as a divorce coach thrives. Now she's preparing to open a permanent home for the retreats she leads, on a slice of breathtaking property on the Alabama coast owned by her mother-in-law. While Clare has no problem helping the hundreds of men and women who seek her advice to mend their broken hearts, healing her own is another matter entirely. Falling in love again is the last thing she wants. So when Lex--a charismatic, charming, burly sea captain--moves to town to run the marina, Clare insists they remain friends and nothing more. But even though she fights it, she begins to fall for him--and then finds she has a rival, his estranged wife Annalee
Puppet by Joy Fielding( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda Travis is a high-powered, twenty-eight-year-old lawyer whose greatest likes are spinning classes at her Palm Beach gym and a compliant jury. As for the things she hates, they include nicknames, the color pink, clients who don't follow her advice ... and memories. Unfortunately, running from her past becomes a lot harder when one of her ex-husbands calls from her hometown of Toronto with the alarming news that her mother has shot and killed a complete stranger. Now she must return to face her demons-a love that once consumed her and a mother who seems to hold a strange, dark power over everyone she encounters. But Amanda is no longer willing to acquiesce to her mother's fatal whims-no matter what the cost
The Museum of Dr. Moses : [tales of mystery and suspense] by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza' a woman's world is upended when she learns the brutal truth about a family friend's death--and what her father is capable of. Meanwhile, a businessman desperate to find his missing two-year-old grandson in 'Suicide Watch' must determine whether the horrifying tale his junkie son tells him about the boy's whereabouts is a confession or a sick test. In 'Valentine, July Heat Wave' a man prepares a gruesome surprise for the wife determined to leave him. And the children of a BTK-style serial killer struggle to decode the patterns behind their father's seemingly random bad acts, as well as their own, in 'Bad Habits.' In these and other stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores with bloodcurdling insight the ties that bind--or worse"--Publisher's web site
Over the edge by Suzanne Brockmann( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Lieutenant Teri Howe, one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves, nothing stands in the way of her passion for flying--until a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything she's worked for. Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok has made a career of tackling difficult challenges, so it's no surprise when he comes to Teri's aid, knowing that his personal code of honor--and perhaps his heart--will be at risk. But when a jet carrying an American senator's daughter is hijacked, Stan's unflinching determination and Teri's steadfast courage are put to the ultimate test. The rescue mission will be daring and dangerous. But somewhere between peril and resolution, the line between friends and lovers begins to blur, pushing both their lives over the edge
Into the night by Suzanne Brockmann( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was supposed to be an elaborate demonstration of SEAL rescue techniques to celebrate a presidential visit to a California naval base. Professional, no-nonsense White House staffer Joan DaCosta arrives early to scope out the area. Assigned to be her SEAL liaison is Lt. (jg) Mike Muldoon - strong, decisive, tough, and fearless. When tension mounts between them, fueling a growing attraction, a sinister danger is lurking, as terrorists plot a daring attack against the president. Soon Joan and Muldoon must not only risk their hearts - but their very lives
One false move by Alex Kava( Recording )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie Starks and her seventeen-year-old son Charlie are about to get out of the con job business, until her brother has the perfect plan for a big score and he needs Melanie's help. But everything goes terribly wrong. Only one thing is clear: A line has been crossed. Suddenly there's no turning back, and there is nothing left to lose
Ask the cards a question : a Sharon McCone mystery by Marcia Muller( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Sharon McCone must solve the mystery of who killed Molly Antonio, the nicest lady in her San Francisco apartment building
Star garden : a novel of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E Turner( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the latest diary entries of pioneer woman Sarah Agnes Prine, Nancy E. Turner continues Sarah's story as she struggles to make a home in the Arizona Territory. It is winter 1906, and nearing bankruptcy after surviving drought, storms, and the rustling of her cattle, Sarah is shocked when her son brings home a bride who was slated to become a nun. Meanwhile, neighbor Udell Hanna is pressing for Sarah to marry him, despite her reservations. But then a stagecoach accident puts Sarah in the path of three strangers, who will forever change her life
There's nothing to be afraid of : [a Sharon McCone mystery] by Marcia Muller( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Sharon McCone is drawn into the secrets of San Francisco's buried past and the city's most hated industry when she works to find out who is trying to oust the Vietnamese families living at the seedy Globe Apartments
Demons are forever : confessions of a demon-hunting soccer mom by Julie Kenner( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It isn't easy when your daughter's figured out that her mom's a demon hunter--and wants to grow up to be just like her. Or when you suspect your dead husband used the forces of darkness to filch the body of another human. And your living husband isn't the man you married anymore either. Moreover, Kate's acquired a precious but deadly item that every demon within commuting distance wants. With husband woes playing havoc with her emotions, an ambitious teenage protegee at her heels, and hell to pay, this stay-at-home mom is putting in a lot of overtime
Flight lessons : a novel by Patricia Gaffney( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Anna's mother lies dying, Anna learns that her beloved Aunt Rose betrayed both her and her mother in the worst way. Now an acutely mistrustful adult, Anna suffers yet another betrayal, at the hands of her lover. Looking for an escape, Anna returns home. Although Rose has struggled for 20 years to regain Anna's trust, Anna's feelings are as frosty as ever. And Anna is so dead-set on leaving, she fails to recognize true love, even as it reaches up to grab her by the heart."--Container
The same sweet girls by Cassandra King( Recording )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every two years a group of Southern women gets together for a reunion, and each has an incredible story to tell about the course her life has taken.--
Good in bed by Jennifer Weiner( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized pop culture reporter was perfectly content writing about other people's lives on the pages of the Philadelphia Examiner. But the day she opened up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend had been chronicling their ex-sex life is the day her life changed forever. Cannie is then plunged into misery and into the heart of every woman
Carpe demon by Julie Kenner( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lots of women put their careers aside once the kids come along. Kate Connor, for instance, hasn't hunted a demon in ages. That must be why she missed the one wandering through the San Diablo Walmart. Unfortunately, he managed to catch her attention an hour later-when he crashed into the Connor house, intent on killing her. Now Kate has to dispose of a dead demon and pull together a dinner party-all without arousing her family's suspicion. Worse yet, it seems the dead demon didn't come alone. It's time for Kate Connor to go back to work
Mr. Monk is miserable : a novel by Lee Goldberg( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a return trip from Germany, Monk and Natalie stop over in Paris. They visit the catacombs, a vast, underground cavern in the center of the city lined with millions of human bones. Monk picks up a skull and announces that the person was murdered. Most of the bodies came from a battlefield, but Monk believes the wound that killed this man came from a modern weapon made in the last few years. He thinks someone hid a recent murder victim among the ancient bones. As Monk starts to investigate the crime, he uncovers another murder that involves a society of "dumpster divers," people who live commerce-free off the waste of society. It might just be the last straw in Monk's visit to Paris
This dame for hire by Sandra Scoppettone( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her boss, the owner of a private investigation firm, joins the Army during World War II, secretary Faye Quick reluctantly takes on the job of private detective and discovers that she has an aptitude for solving crimes
Edwin of the iron shoes by Marcia Muller( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharon McCone investigates the slashing murder of elderly antiques dealer Joan Albritton
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One thousand white women : [the journals of May Dodd : a novel]
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PuppetOver the edgeInto the nightStar garden : a novel of Sarah Agnes PrineFlight lessons : a novelThe same sweet girlsThis dame for hire