WorldCat Identities

Foster, Mel

Works: 190 works in 1,084 publications in 1 language and 24,913 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biography  Suspense fiction  Short stories, American  Detective and mystery stories, American  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction, American 
Roles: Narrator, Director, Performer, Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3560.A223, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mel Foster
Matters of the heart by Danielle Steel( Recording )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top photographer Hope Dunne has known joy and heartbreak, and finds serenity through the lens of her camera. Content in her Soho loft, she isn't looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she flies to London to photograph one of the world's most celebrated writers
Prodigal son : a novel by Danielle Steel( Recording )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children: one good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil
Malice by Lisa Jackson( Recording )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in a New Orleans hospital, Detective Rick Bentz smells his first wife's perfume. He then sees his ex-wife Jennifer in the doorway, but she's been dead for twelve years. Rick begins to see Jennifer regularly, as if she is haunting him. It was Bentz who identified her body after her car wreck, which he never doubted until now
Property of a noblewoman : a novel by Danielle Steel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman discovers a delicious cache of heirlooms in an abandoned safe deposit box: bundles of handwritten letters, photographs, expired passports, both American and Italian, and twenty-two leather boxes, each holding a priceless piece of jewelry. Drawn to the mysterious woman in the photographs, Jane digs deeper into the woman's luxurious, golden life and the older, dashing man who occupies her pictures and letters. The details are both glamorous and tragic, with a transcendent romance at the heart of it all that forever changes Jane and those around her
The house of thunder by Dean R Koontz( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Thorton awakens in a hospital, after a near-fatal car crash, to see four men lurking outside her door-- men who exactly resemble those who killed her boyfriend years before. Can these be the same men? As she tries to uncover the identities of those stalking her, Susan enters a terrifying nightmare-- one from which she may never escape
In the dark of the night : a novel by John Saul( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brewster family's idyllic summer vacation at Phantom Lake turns to horror when their teenage son and his friends stumble upon a mysterious secret room in their rental home, a room that has a strange influence over the boys
Thriller : stories to keep you up all night by James Patterson( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first collection of pure thriller stories featuring heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises by thirty-two of the most critically acclaimed and award-wining authors in the business
Whitewash by Alex Kava( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabrina Galloway has developed a clean alternative fuel that threatens the establishment and possibly her life
Snow blind by P. J Tracy( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the holidays over and the long cold winter looming, January can be a bleak month in Minneapolis. So what better way to bring a little cheer to the good people of the city than by sponsoring an old-fashioned snowman-building contest? In a matter of hours, a local park is filled with the innocent laughter of children and their frosty creations. But things take an awful turn when the dead bodies of police officers are discovered inside two of the snowmen
A wanted man : a Stone Creek novel by Linda Lael Miller( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher Lark Morgan and Marshal Rowdy Rhodes, newly arrived in Stone Creek, Arizona, are determined to hide their secrets and deny their instant attraction to each other while facing dangers stemming from both past and present
The moonpool by Peter T Deutermann( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the murdered body of a private detective is found to be contaminated with radioactive matter, ex-cop Cam Richter conducts a personal investigation that reveals dangerous security problems at a nuclear power plant
1864 : Lincoln at the gates of history by Charles Bracelen Flood( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of 1864, the Civil War was far from won; terrible and bloody Union setbacks and casualties lay ahead. Abraham Lincoln was facing a re-election battle as some northern Democrats were ready to start peace talks that could leave the Confederacy a separate slaveholding American nation and as his secretary of the treasury, Salmon P. Chase, challenged him for the Republican nomination. But by the end of the year, the war's end was in sight, and slavery was on the verge of extinction. Despite all the turmoil of war and political infighting, Lincoln also set the stage for a new era of westward expansion. He shaped the decades to come through laws and subsidies that propelled railroads westward, by the Homestead Act that offered western lands to immigrant farmers and by the Act to Encourage Immigration that enabled 615,000 men, women, and children to arrive in America during the Civil War. As the year ended, John Wilkes Booth, who stalked Lincoln throughout 1864, was only a few weeks away from assassinating our greatest president
Betrayed by Robert Tanenbaum( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awaiting trial in the Tombs, Manhattan's infamous criminal detention complex, is Sharif Jabbar, the demagogic founder of a Harlem mosque. Charges against his terrorist attack on the city were dismissed once, and now that the Islam convert is being held on new allegations, New York District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp is determined to bring him down. He faces formidable competition. Attorney Megan O'Dowd, a radical activist enthralled with revolutionary rhetoric, is going to the mat with the uncompromising conviction that Jabbar is being railroaded by the NYPD. Outside the criminal courts, Karp's wife, Marlene Ciampi, is pursuing her own investigation. Allegations against indigent Manhattan street vendor Dirty Warren in the murder of society beauty Michelle Oakley don't sit right with Marlene. Unfortunately her sole ally is religious vigilante David Grale, the charismatic but deranged leader of the Mole People. What Grale knows about city corruption snakes as far and wide as the dank honeycomb of the sewers and tunnels his destitute army calls home. Then Marlene discovers an unexpected parallel between the Oakley murder and the disappearance of another debutante: a treacherous underworld of upscale call girls and the price paid for indulging the wealthiest of men
Firehouse by David Halberstam( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book about Engine 40, Ladder 35, one of the firehouses hardest hit in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Towers. The day is described as the men are called to duty. It also describes the culture of the firehouse itself and why fire fighters serve in so dangerous a profession
Eye of vengeance by Jonathon King( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a convicted murderer is publicly gunned down in front of a county jailhouse, veteran crime reporter Nick Mullins realizes that the victim was the subject of one of his old stories. He is drawn into the investigation himself when the sniper makes it clear he has his eye on Nick
Gas City by Loren D Estleman( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black heart of a seemingly stable well-run city is pitched into violence and chaos when a serial killer's rampage pits the police chief, a mafia boss and the press against each other
Malice by Robert Tanenbaum( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barely escaping an assassination attempt, New York district attorney Butch Karp works to uncover a criminal empire that hires terrorists to further their interests and has lately targeted schoolchildren
First thrills : high-octane stories from the hottest thriller authors by Lee Child( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a compilation of stories from some of the top names in suspense fiction today. Contributors include Lee Child, Stephen Coonts, Jeffery Deaver, Heather Graham, Joan Johnston, and more
The death trust by David Rollins( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the dust, death, and chaos of Iraq, an American soldier on a routine patrol is killed by an unseen enemy. It is a tragedy but not a crime, until it is linked to the bizarre death of a decorated four star general who happens to be the dead mans' father and the son-in-law of the most feared and powerful U.S. vice president
Acts of nature by Jonathon King( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Craving some quiet time together, Max Freeman and Detective Sherry Richards retreat to Max's secluded shack deep in the Florida Everglades. No television. No cell phones. No neighbors. It's a perfect and much-needed escape from the daily grind. But when a violent hurricane rips through South Florida obliterating everything in its path, Max and Sherry's peaceful getaway turns into a desperate fight for survival. And the hurricane is only the beginning of the nightmare. With Sherry severely injured and no way to call for help, the couple begins a treacherous trek back to civilization, only to find that the hurricane's devastation is the least of their worries. In the wake of the storm, the isolation they originally sought soon becomes deadly as undesirables invade the Glades. Some have come to profit from the destruction and loot what remains, while others will stop at nothing to protect secrets. All are willing to kill to get what they came for, and Max and Sherry are smack in the line of fire"--Container
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Matters of the heart
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Foster, Mel

English (236)

MaliceThe house of thunderIn the dark of the night : a novelThriller : stories to keep you up all nightWhitewashSnow blindA wanted man : a Stone Creek novelThe moonpool