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Blue Smoke - Nora Roberts

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Published: 4th June 2009
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Somebody out there is waiting to kill ...Reena Hale has more reason than most to be afraid of fire. When she was a child, her family's restaurant was burned to the ground, and the man responsible sent to jail. The Hale family banded together to rebuild, and Reena found her life's calling: to become an arson investigator. With the past firmly behind her, things are going well for Reena. She has a job she loves, a house of her own - and a mysterious new neighbour who's proving a heated distraction. But then she is called in on a series of suspicious fires that seem to be connected - not just to each other, but to her. As danger ignites all around her, Reena must fight to protect the life she's built - even if that means getting burned.

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the author of more than one hundred New York Times bestsellers, with more than 300 million copies of her books in print. Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series.

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the disciplines of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her "America’s favorite novelist."

Did you know that Nora Roberts also writes under the name J.D. Robb? Click here to view the full "In Death" series by J.D. Robb

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ISBN: 9780749940522
ISBN-10: 0749940522
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 4th June 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1