Can a Throwback Noir Hard-Boiled P.I. survive in today's world? Can a dead man tell a tale? Summoned early one morning to an apartment by the NYPD,Gabriel Storm learns his best friend, Broadway producer Scotty Granger, is dead. Police say Granger was murdered in a botched burglary attempt. Unwilling to accept the NYPD's take on the crime, Storm pursues the mysterious killer into the underbelly of Broadway's high finance, the dangerous world of pimps, gangsters, the Mafia and through the halls of the U.S. Senate, where he learns how even a dead man cannot keep a secret.
It's mystery and murder, suburban scandal and little league baseball! Sexy and a bit snarky, Open Season is full of small town crazy and more suspects than can fit in a dug out. Here's the pitch... (ha ha) Little league head coach Wayne Savage is at the top of his game. A big personality with a bigger ego, he's both respected and reviled by a good many players, parents and coaches. But love him or hate him, Coach Wayne is a winner, his players are winners, and anyone who has anything negative to say about it is clearly a loser. But that was yesterday. Today Wayne Savage is dead at home plate. Now the team must scramble to keep it together as one assistant coach makes a play for the widowed wife and the other guns for the head coach cap, all while a murder investigation points fingers at everyone. With foul play, major league scandal and a glimpse into the inner politics of small town sports, little league baseball has never been less appropriate for 12 year olds.
An amazing work of fiction or prediction? A satirical look at President Trump, Congress, Russia and the 2020 election. President Trump and the first family as they spend the 4th of July, 2020 weekend in the Hamptons at the castle of a Russian oligarch Dmitriy Volkov when the unspeakable happens. Between Southampton and East Hampton lies the incorporated village of Wolfhampton, the most exclusive, expensive, and scary 'Hampton'. When two young girls commit suicide, Dmitriy Volkov aka Wolf becomes the prime suspect when their deaths are ruled as possible homicides. President Trump, First Lady Melania, and Third Son Barron escape the Washington swamp to the sanctuary of Volkov's Wolfhampton estate, but there in the wolf's own lair, the unspeakable happens. Putin and his Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, known as the SVR aka KGB, decide the time is right to crush POTUS, Wall Street, and the Wolf, all in one smooth hammer blow; while Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer make a pact with the Devil himself. What happens that weekend in Wolfhampton will change President Trump, America, and the world in ways never imagined. Love President Trump or hate him, both the Left and Right will enjoy this thrill ride ripped right out of tomorrows headlines.
Rookie Private Investigator Ray Courage is asked by "Stockbroker to the Stars" Lionel Stroud to investigate an employee who's been acting suspiciously. Ray soon learns that not everything is as it appears at Stroud's firm. When his investigation uncovers a possible Ponzi Scheme orchestrated by Stroud himself, two people are murdered and Ray becomes Suspect Number One. Ray needs to find answers fast to avoid prison ... or death at the hands of the killer. Complicating his efforts are threats from the son of a Mexican drug lord, hostility from an octogenarian with a penchant for lap dances, harassment from a cop bent on putting Ray away for life, and a rekindled love affair with Stroud's daughter.
The forecast: Record cold. The crimes: Colder still.
Case #1:Hardworking veterinary technician Jayvon Fletcher was honest, friendly, and without an enemy in the world. But two Christmas Eves ago, while covering the night shift, he vanished, leaving behind only a broken window and smears of blood on the clinic's back steps. Neither police nor the private detectives hired by Jayvon's grandmother could find him. Now Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller is asked to take another look at the case, although he doubts he can shed light on the young man's fate.
Case #2: Detective Sergeant Corina Montufar puzzles over a fire in an exclusive area. The details are familiartwo other houses burned the previous year in exactly the same way. But police had nabbed the arsonist. He was already in prison when this new crime occurred. Is this a copycat crime, or is the real culprit still at large and this the next in a series of attacks?
Case #3: It's only mid-January, and already Detective Sergeant Eric Dumas is staring at Howard County's first murder victim of the year. Michio Tamai kept an address book overflowing with criminal cohorts. But even his friends were his victims. Not one of them is sorry he's dead. Any might be his murderer.
While temperatures plummet, cold cases collide with new crimes, and somewhere a killer with blood as icy as the waters of the bay watches and waits.
A thrilling crime ...
My enemies wish they had never met me, and women wish they could forget me. I'm busy carving a name for myself in the mafia underworld, and I don't have time for the women who chase after me and wanna tie me down. They can get in line for the wildest f*ck of their lives and then they can get lost. I trusted the Sanatores and they ran their mouths. Six years in jail was a long time to plan my revenge, and now nobody will stop me from getting the payback I deserve. Not the bastards who are out to kill me, not the women who want to find out if the rumors about the size of my... ego are true. Nobody. Until I set eyes on her. Callie’s running from her filthy-rich, abusive, ex fiancé, and he’s not letting her go without a fight. She wants a new life and the last thing she needs is me in it, but I’ve never let that stop me before. I shouldn’t have touched her. I knew a woman like her would cause me trouble. But I couldn’t resist. One taste and I’m addicted. Her ex wants to get her back and my enemies want to use her to hurt me. F**k that. Anyone who wants to come between us better bring a body bag. She’s MINE. This is a standalone, full-length mafia romance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Solving crimes and chasing bad guys is what Cassie Hart does best ... on paper. Never in her wildest dreams did she expect to do it in reality. Sean Hedley and Neil Armstrong both have ulterior motives for trekking into a rainforest with Cassie. Bullets fly and she is left with partial amnesia, wondering who is friend and who is foe. But who is she, and why would someone want her dead?
Sizzling Cold Case…Tragic Accident or Cold Blooded Murder? Warren gets a chance to solve ‘the one big case that got away.’ But will he put the people he loves in serious danger by accepting this challenge? The first client of the Conley Austin Detective Agency brings an unsolved case from Warren’s past. Warren and his client are ready to convict Dr. Grant, the man’s son-in-law, and feel it’s an open and shut case. Can it be that straight forward….or will the murderer kill again before they prove his guilt? You’re sure to enjoy their second endeavor involving a thriving business suddenly barely able to make payroll. Is this a case of poor business management…or embezzlement? Lea digs deep to find answers to her questions. Finally, can you imagine the prestigious Conley Austin Agency tracking down a missing dog? More than the dog, it’s the diamond collar around its neck that gets them involved. Join the trio as they pursue this case with dogged determination! Unplug and escape with SIZZLING COLD CASE, Book Seven in the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series. You'll love this fast-paced murder mystery that keeps you guessing.
Are love of adventure and loyalty traits worth dying for? Maddy is your typical fun-loving drama queen. Her new acting career and adventurous nature put her right in the middle of a deadly poisoning during Act Two of the play. But, does she play too much? Lea is a loyal friend, perhaps to a fault. Her loyalty involves her in the murder when a friend becomes the main suspect. Could she be wrong about this individual? -When faced with danger, will Lea will be able to overcome her own fears in order to save her sister? -Will our favorite canine sleuths, Gracie and Spirit, find clues to solve the case? -Will being clever and astute be enough to keep the sister sleuths alive? The clues are there for the observant, but the final revelations are sure to surprise. The tight, pacy plot leads the reader through twists and turns to a completely unpredictable ending.
Trust no one and keep running, or they will find you… When Liam, lead singer of The Fury, falls for enigmatic Bella, little does he know that she is hiding a dangerous secret. After a photograph of the couple, taken outside a London recording studio, circulates, Bella prepares to run. But Liam enlists the help of Stephanie and together, they uncover a crime within a crime, and Bella must decide where her loyalties lie.
A mysterious music puzzle. A murdered co-ed. Sinister secrets. Three years ago, Scott Drayco left the FBI after an incident involving his partner, Mark "Sarg" Sargosian. Now a freelance crime consultant, Drayco often helps law enforcement on cases, but he never imagined his estranged former partner would turn up on his doorstep, pleading for Drayco's help. A co-ed at an elite Washington, D.C., private college has been murdered, and the victim's friend - Sarg's own daughter Tara - might be the next target. The killer left behind a puzzling music code at the crime scene, and Drayco soon learns he has two things in common with the murdered girl - a music background and synesthesia. The case takes an even stranger turn after a second murder and a second music code, with signs pointing toward a possible ritualistic killing. Then, Drayco himself starts receiving coded messages and finds himself locked in a deadly game with a madman where only one of them may come out alive.
The first three books in the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, set in the fictional Ocean Alley, NJ. Fiction you can share with your mom. Appraisal for Murder - Jolie returns to Ocean Alley. Soon she's appraising houses, dodging a low-level wise guy, and searching for a murderer. Rekindling Motives - Can a man who went missing during Prohibition be tied to a modern murder? When the Carny Comes to Town -- The dunk tank is a crazy fundraiser, but the aftermath leaves Scoobie fighting for his life. Soon his ex-con mother is in town and there's a murder to add to the mix.
From Book 1: If Rachel stops running, she will die. Or worse.
The debut novel from thebest selling, award-winning author of Conduit
Rachel Thomas longs for normalcy, but if she stops running she could die... or worse. Chased by a past that wishes to imprison her, haunted by dreams that seek to destroy her, Rachel finds solace in a love she could not predict. A love she cannot deter.
From Book 1: USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you an unconventional sleuth hot on the heels of high-living lowlifes in book 1 of the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series. Even in a desert paradise, life is full of surprises like A Dead Husband.
"My first day as a sleuth was more Stephanie Plum than Miss Marple." Meet Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card. She soon finds out that money cant buy happiness or save your neck. Her well-planned life in shambles, shes hiding out near Palm Springs, California. When her best friends husband is murdered, Jessica and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Maglis, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?
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The only thing worse than a used car salesman showing up on your doorstep is finding one dead. After a scandalous divorce, Elise returns from the big city to her southern home town only to trip over the body of the town playboy. He leaves behind a heap of trouble that includes missing money, missing pets, and mourning lovers, and the suspects just keep piling up. Caught in her own drama, Elise is quick to wash her hands of it, until her best friend, Lavina, winds up as the number one suspect. Can Elise clear her friend’s name without ending up as the next one dead? Or are her friendship blinders keeping her from seeing the truth?
OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (AND ALL MYSTERY LOVERS) REJOICE -- FATHER OF LIES is the first in an exciting new series taken directly from newly discovered files of John H. Watson, M.D., friend, biographer and colleague of England's legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes. When his brother Mycroft disappears, Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the most thrilling case of his career, one that puts his powers to the test as he goes up against the Father of Lies, the Lord of Evil himself. The stakes couldn't be higher as Holmes and Watson are sent by leaders all over the globe to battle for the very survival of mankind. An international chase will lead them from the serene rooms of London's Diogenes Club to a scenic, frozen wasteland in upper New York. The two friends will battle their way through caves and underground tunnels and even confront the magnificent Niagara Falls. Readers will love this eerie journey into the lair of the most diabolical villain ever. The immortal pair's friendship -- indeed, their very lives -- will be threatened by the Father of Lies, a cunning creature who would drain every ounce of their willpower and courage. Along the way they -- and readers -- will meet memorable characters. Like Wiggins, former head of the Baker Street Irregulars, now all grown up! Everyone in this powerful narrative, heroes and villains and supernatural beings, will linger in readers' memory. Fans of Laurie R. King, Anthony Horowitz, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse, Sherry Thomas, Willia ...
Those weasels are up to something...
Between them, Bernard and Melody Earls have looks, charm, brains . . . everything but money. That's why they steal from the rich and give to themselves. So when Alexander Hamilton Plaskett hires them to nick a silver statuette of a pine marten from his brother Paul Revere Plaskett, they're happy to oblige. But it won't be as easy as it looks. For one thing, the little beast is guarded by Fitzroy Fortresses, the best security system money can buy. For another, the five Plaskett siblings are obnoxious buffoons. Still, a job is a job, and this one may offer more than it appears.
At least, that's Bernard's theory. The pine marten isn't particularly valuable, so why do the Plasketts contest its ownership so fiercely? To find out, he and Melody insinuate themselves into the Plasketts' world and enlist a college geek to hack the unhackable Fitzroy system. Failure means poverty. Discovery means prison. And the biggest obstacle to Bernard's brilliant schemes? Melody's penchant for running off-script!
If you like smart women sleuths, murder and deception, you’ll love the Sister Sleuths latest case! A day at the rodeo ends up in murder, and sister sleuths Lea and Maddy find themselves defending more than one suspect. The weapon is a pistol belonging to Maddy’s close friend, Scott Miller, who has had run-ins with the deceased. Maddy’s desire to defend Scott makes detective Tom jealous, but could defending Maddy’s friend prove to be deadly for our heroines? The victim’s ranch is on a valuable piece of land. When a developer is suspected of foul play, Lea is asked to help clear his name. Will her snooping into the developer’s activities put the sisters in harm’s way? The setting is a rodeo in a small beachside community, so put on your boots and saddle up. You’re in for one rough ride! This stand-alone novel is the third in the series featuring sister sleuths Lea and Maddy.
Sutton Mills is not a detective, a private eye, or a vigilante. He is not a crusader. He is a man with an insatiable love of puzzles, an aspiring student of Art, an admirer of women. But sometimes, when the police are unable to help, Sutton might step in to offer assistance…for a price. Tall, good looking, physically fit, with long dark hair, he has had some success in recovering stolen items…and even a missing person or two. But when he wakes in a mouldy, dark room, he has no idea who his kidnappers are or why they have abducted him. In the wake of the murder of his long-time friend Gavin Thompson, Sutton was too busy puzzling over the items left to him in his friend’s will: a lockbox, and a list of names. The lockbox has no key, and the list of names is without an accompanying note of explanation. Why was Gavin murdered? Was he in trouble? And if he was, why did he not come to Sutton for help? And how is Sutton going to escape to find out?
In 1917, three law school graduates are on their way to register for the draft in World War I. En route to the recruiting office, they meet classmate J. Edgar Hoover, who invites them all to join him in the U.S. Department of Justice, thereby serving their country without facing death in the trenches. Two—Aloysius Gantt and Declan O'Hara—agree, while the third, Gregory Jordan, goes on to join the U.S. Marines. On the home front, Gantt and O'Hara join in roundups of suspected draft dodgers and later, while Jordan is hospitalized for wounds suffered at Belleau Wood, they follow Hoover's lead into the Palmer raids, deporting alleged alien radicals to Russia.
If you love smart women sleuths, murder and deception, and more twists and turns than a rough ride on a turbulent ocean – this book is for you! Maddy was looking forward to spending the holiday weekend with her handsome detective boyfriend in their sleepy, beachside community….until she ran into the last person in the world she wanted to see – her ex-husband. But when a woman is found strangled in his hotel room, she answers his call for help leading the sister sleuths into a weekend filled with con games, a cursed diamond and ruby necklace, a secret that could destroy a high-flying pharmaceutical company, and strained relationships all around. This stand-alone novel is the fourth in the series featuring sister sleuths Lea and Maddy.
"Don't think you're untouchable...you or your son." Then a dial tone... The caller wants Jazz to find him---along with the fresh dead body he left for her in a Harlem warehouse.
"...a winning female character, and... icomic relief at just the right moments." -- Grady Harp, San Francisco Review of Books
Haunted by a memory of the woman, left for dead, whose life he saved 20 years ago.
Shlomky, a park ranger in the Sea of Galilee region in northern Israel, is haunted by the rape and attempted murder of a young tourist who came to see the sites where Jesus performed his miracles. He found the young woman left for dead by the side of the road in a national park. She survived, but police were unable to solve the case and eventually dropped it.
Shlomky teams up with Amir to defy all-powerful local authorities and seek justice
Shlomkys earnest and naïve demeanor leads him into conflict with the local security forces, who are used to bending the rules as they please. Amir, a Bedouin who works for the tax authorities, is sent to investigate Shlomky's finances, but the two end up joining forces and reopen the unsolved case. Together they pursue the murder investigation, discovering much more than they had been seeking about the powerful men of the secret forces who control the land.
HOW FAR CAN YOU PUSH A MAN BEFORE HE REVEALS HIS BASE NATURE? BILL MURDOCH IS ABOUT TO FIND OUT IN HIS DARKEST CASE YET... Murdoch takes on two cases in as many days. First he is hired to find local man, Scott Patterson, the victim of a mysterious abduction. Then an impressive stranger arrives in town with a tempting offer. But has Patterson really been abducted? And is the stranger all he appears to be? As Murdoch gives in to temptation and risks everything by returning to his old criminal ways, the hunt for Scott Patterson takes an unexpected turn. Soon Murdoch and his partner, Davie Simms, are dragged into a depraved underworld of human trafficking, prostitution and torture, where they will find evil on their doorstep, and face a desperate fight for their lives. BASE NATURE is the third book in the Bill Murdoch Mystery series. This book can be read as a standalone story. Set in Sydney, and small town Australia, this series will appeal to fans of Garry Disher, Jane Harper, and Peter Temple. Followers of Dave Warner, Jay Stringer, Faith Martin, and Chris Collett will get a kick out of this book too. BASE NATURE - Prepare yourself for a breathless journey to the darkest corners of human nature.
Solve the mystery of how it all started! The day began in typical style with “June gloom” weather. It turned into the starting point for two sisters’ adventures into a world of mystery and crime. This Novella, the Prequel to the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series by Rayna Morgan, is a whodunit that will keep you guessing until the end! A fascinating introduction to how the siblings broke into amateur sleuthing by cracking a case full of nuts!
A corpse, a cantankerous camel, an entertaining array of suspects, and a yule tide of problems along the way…it must be a Flo and Agnes Christmas! Who would have guessed Agnes would rub Penelope the cranky camel the wrong way? Or that Flo would find herself ankle deep in camel dung while fending off a masked murderer? Or that TC would, once again, get on the wrong side of her handsome detective in an attempt to help her friends? Why…anybody who’s been to Silver Hills before…that’s who!
A Thriller Bundle of action and suspense with 4 novels of Terrorism, Espionage, Serial Killers, and Noir Mystery with One Cop, 2 Spies and one PI who change the lives of everyone they meet
From Book 1: For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it all...or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a Juvenile Court Attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any length to obtain custody.
Sabre finds herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for the truth takes her coast to coast and five years into the past. Confronted with mysterious clues and strange occurrences, Sabre is threatened by someone wanting to make her suffer the unbearable anguish of losing everything--including her life.
As Sabre's passion to find the answers intensifies, she discovers a twisted history of desperation, deceit, and revenge. And she discovers how obscure and treacherous the truth can be.
After her messy divorce, Angelina Bonaparte refuses to let any man hold her back. She’s even opened a private eye practice to help other victims of relationships gone sour. So when she crosses paths with a detective who believes a crime scene is no place for a woman, she sets out to change his mind.
On the trail of a cheating mobster, her sharp wit provides the perfect counter-balance to Detective Ted Wukowski’s shoot-first attitude. And before long, the reluctant partners find themselves sharing clues to help sort through a murdered mistress’s long list of enemies. When the mysterious case of a multi-million dollar inheritance turns deadly, Angelina calls on Ted to help expose an underworld of greedy collectors willing to kill for their crown jewel. And they’ll have to put their heads together to read between the lines of a missing father’s faked obituary.
With each new assignment, Angelina and Ted’s mutual respect grows… along with their budding attraction. But when danger lurks around every corner, can Angelina count on him to have her back when the bullets start to fly?
Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Box Set contains the first three books in a sassy, suspenseful mysteries series. If you like tenacious heroines ...
Dead End Job: When the only thing on tap is death. A corpse in the bathroom of a popular bar. An old acquaintance still nursing a mad-on from fifteen years earlier. And a cast of characters possessing secrets they’ll do almost anything to keep. It’s enough to make reformed (sort of) party girl Blaise Runa want to quit her dead end job. But in the meantime she fully intends to grab her sexy private eye fiancé and dig into the mess. Because she might be trying to adult, but that doesn’t mean she’s gotten any less nosy!
While returning from Professor Dawson’s lecture on haunted places, the last thing Sheriff Jeff McQuede and Dawson expect to encounter is a terrified woman clinging to the railing of Mirabella’s Bridge, crying for her lost baby. It looks as if Rae Harris has thrown the infant over the bridge in a fit of despair, but she claims he has been stolen by a ghostly figure she calls Mirabella. Similar to the La Llorona legend Dawson just spoke about, Mirabella was a local pioneer woman who was rumored to have drowned her infant after being abandoned by a lover. At first McQuede believes Rae was driven by madness, but he soon finds evidence that her story may be true, and the perfectly timed kidnapping of her child may be in some way related to lecture attendee and local celebrity, Jim Royce, and his vast fortune.
What if an entire family is murdered and, by a quirk, a young girl is left unharmed? For fifteen years, she believed the killer had been caught, and he’s now on death row, awaiting execution. While trying to be content with her adoptive family, she’s living in relentless uncertainty and the fear of remembering what really happened that night when she was five years old. She’s The Watson Girl. A therapist has asked her to participate in regression session treatments to attempt to bring back those lost memories. The closer she gets to the truth, however, the less time she has to remain alive. Now, the real killer is going to silence her, before she can remember the details of that horrifying night, when she was an innocent witness. Laura Watson is young; she’s beautiful; and she’s the murderer’s loose end. Join the smart, relentless, and short-fused FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett and her team in a heart-stopping search for the serial killer who has managed to stay hidden for many years. Explore the inner workings of the murderer’s mind, and find out what motivates such predatory, blood-lusting behavior, while following every twist and turn of an existence spent taking lives. Laura Watson’s family was murdered fifteen years ago. That was only the beginning. His beginning. If you’re the apple of his eye, you’re already dead. Special Agent Tess Winnett will hold nothing back to stop the killer before he takes another inno ...
Jackson Stiles is used to having bad days, but they’ve been especially bad since a certain tabloid reporter seems to have it out for him. Emma Green doesn’t mean any harm. She simply sees it as her duty to report the misdeeds of certain Private Detectives who charge too much in a society where people need more superheroes and less villains; something even Jackson has convinced himself he deserves to be called, deep in his gut. When the two of them realize they’re investigating the same suspicious circumstances, Emma makes Jackson an offer he only wishes he could refuse. But can the man who trusts no one allow the one woman he can’t stand help him get to the bottom of a murder he feels responsible for? Exposed and unsure, these two unexpected allies come together to unmask the mysteries cloaked in plain sight while uncovering secrets within each other. A lost soul and a seeker of truth travel down the road to redemption and discover more than they bargained for. Warning: this book contains strong language, sex, lies, conspiracy, murder, and sarcastic banter between characters.
Environmental concerns and mysterious lights in the night sky over Deer Creek have everyone on edge. After a community meeting about a proposed wind farm erupts into violence, murder is on someone’s mind. A wind farm proponent turns up dead and the local UFO aficionado who opposes windmills is law enforcement’s chief suspect. Kennel owner, Gracie Andersen isn’t so sure and finds plenty of other suspects and motives to consider. A rather peculiar, former classmate shows up offering to help with the investigation which only complicates things for Gracie and her dog, Haley. Despite the challenges, the hunt is on for a clever murderer, who isn’t afraid to kill again.
"Your son’s invisible friend is not imaginary." Kate’s little boy has a new buddy, one even he can’t see. Can’t hear. Can’t feel. Yet, it’s feeding him information about the world. And about the future. He is using this thing, this undetectable entity, to advance at school. And to help Kate gamble. Despite her addiction.
But, for every morsel of knowledge, his friend demands a favor in return. And those favors are growing increasingly cruel and depraved. It is only a matter of time until people start to die.
How can Kate defeat an entity that knows her plans before she thinks of them? How does she rid her son of a buddy who helps him more than she can? And what if her son doesn’t want to say goodbye?
For a paranormal mystery with a psychic entity that may tear apart a single mother and her young son, grab your copy of Best Buddies today.
"WE HAVE YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER. HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO." That’s the text message Supreme Court Justice Arnold Hirschfeld receives as hearings commence in the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the fate of the 28th Amendment – enacted to criminalize abuse of power on the part of our political representatives. In court to defend the amendment, retired U.S. District Court Judge Cyrus Brooks observes his old friend and law school classmate Hirschfeld acting strangely and dispatches veteran D.C. homicide detective Frank Lotello to find out why. In the meantime, Hirschfeld’s precocious and feisty 11-year-old diabetic granddaughter Cassie, brutally kidnapped to control her grandfather’s swing vote upholding or invalidating the amendment, watches her insulin pump running dry and wonders which poses her greatest threat, the kidnappers or the clock. As Brooks is forced to choose between saving our nation or saving the girl.
Boise Montague returns to the Caribbean after his life falls apart. He seeks solitude, but finds murder. To vindicate the reputation of his childhood best friend whose death stings him to the core, he descends into the criminal underworld of a beautiful island. Boise wants answers. He enlists a local reporter to help him dig deeper. With not much left to lose, a bone to pick with the justice system, and a relentless partner, Boise sets out to do what the police would not: solve the murder of Roger Black. He must also struggle to control the darkness within himself that led him back to St. Thomas. St. Thomas is a gleaming tropical paradise where murder is as common as sunshine.
A hard-driving police detective, Ray Slaverson, is perplexed by two murdered lawyers plus a snake-bit activist found dead in a swamp—all within 24-hours in a Florida Gulf Coast city. In the middle of the mess, Ray’s fiancée, Kate Garcia, knows far more than she should, but she has plenty of reasons to keep her mouth shut. In a tale of hidden identities and violent connections, Kate must ultimately decide who to trust and who to save. "You smell the salt and feel the humidity in this Gulf coast hodge-podge of hardscrabble fishermen, ruthless pot smugglers, environmental activists, murdered lawyers, and past-meets-present. Matturro delivers one hell of a coldblooded tale played out in the Florida heat." --Andrew Nance, author of Red Canvas.
As Georgie Shaw can tell you, it's not easy doing Public Relations for Catmmando Tom, a famous cartoon cat. When they find a dead body at the foot of Catmmando Mountain in Marvelous Marley World's Arcadia theme park it's a PR nightmare! Still, Georgie loves working at the "Cat Factory," but when someone frames her for murder more than her job is at stake. Who's out to get Georgie? Can she and the handsome detective, Jack Wheeler, figure it out before there's more trouble at Marvelous Marley World? Read Murder at Catmmando Mountain, meet Georgie, Jack, and Georgie's beloved Siamese cat, Miles, to find out whodunit.
“T.K. Ambers is a fresh, fun voice in the mystery genre, and her sophomore effort is a must-read for fans of the Runway Dreams series.” –Best Thrillers Bell Price wants nothing more than for her life to settle down and go back to the happy routine it once was, but in the twilight hours following her parents’ murders, events take a turn for the worse. An attack on the local police department leaves the Price family feeling vulnerable and suspicious. The lead detective believes the incident is an act of terrorism and that the family is being paranoid after recent events. Bell tries to put the paranoid thoughts out of her head, but as days go by, a mysterious chain of events leads her to realize it’s no coincidence. Her family has become tangled up in a deadly game of cat and mouse. With the help of a friend and the local police, Bell and her siblings must pull together to uncover the murderer before one of them becomes the next victim.
Veteran cop, DCI David Jones, is tough and uncompromising. His Serious Crime Unit has the best arrest record the Midlands Police Service has ever seen. Jones and his dedicated team work hard to keep it that way. Locksmith turned jewel thief, Sean Freeman, is the best in the UK. He's never been caught—the police have never even come close. When Freeman's vicious gangland boss, DB Parrish, forces him to break into the Stafford Museum, the UK’s most secure premises outside of the Bank of England, he's in trouble. The Stafford Museum is in the middle of Jones' jurisdiction. Someone's record is going to suffer. In this opening instalment of the DCI Jones Casebook series, veteran detective, David Jones tackles a series of cases and faces a clever and engaging criminal he respects and would probably like—under different circumstances. But Jones has a job to do and Freeman is going down. . This book can be read as a stand-alone novel.
A strong fateful wind blows Phoebe Clay, a multi-lingual espionage agent for the US government, from her assignment in Sri Lanka to the Oregon coast on a rescue mission. Her Great Aunt Helen's text about a historic family catastrophe has Phoebe hopping on the next plane home. On arrival, she discovers the disaster is just a missing family cat. Now she must decide: return to duty and complete her unsolved case or stay to retrieve her great aunt's beloved "kidnapped" pet.
A collection of previously published and new short stories by author Martin Roy Hill. In the title story, "Duty," a Cold War soldier faces the prospect of starting WWIII. In "Something Far Away," a former Coastguardsman must face his ghosts from the past. A Navy investigator faces a different kind of ghost aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier in "Destroyer Turns." "Brandenberg's Diaries" tells the story of a retired spy's last mission during Glasnost. A group of soldiers faces the curse of war over several generations in "The Stragglers." And in "The Use of Innocence," a Vietnam vet contemplates a younger generation eager for another war.
Top 5 Paid Amazon Bestseller in Crime. A smuggler stays one step ahead of the law until he's forced to choose between life behind bars or certain death for betraying his ruthless boss. As the 1970's melt into the 80's, Staten Island is loaded with gangsters and wannabes. It’s where Tommy, a world-class schemer, smuggles to earn the money he squanders. The Italian gang he's with joins forces with a ruthless Russian, who takes command, enlarging the enterprise. The expansion catches the attention of an ambitious DA, who is about to run for Mayor and despite the intensifying heat, the gang ups the stakes. The DA, embarrassed by botched opportunities to lock up the Russian, obsessively pursues a way to shut down their activities, amping up the risk.
Love and betrayal—the ingredients in any crime of passion. But how dangerous can desire be? For the women in these tales, falling in love may prove to be deadly.
"Readers who love strong women and terrific writing will applaud this anthology." —Barbara Nickless, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author
Bridget Sway is newly dead. And confused. Instead of cloud cars and harp-playing cherubs, the afterlife is working a full-time job that doesn’t pay and a heinous communal living situation with housemates who have no concept of privacy or personal space. As if that wasn’t bad enough, on her first day at work Bridget finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker. With the afterlife police looking to pin the murder on Bridget, her new best friend and ex-PI, Sabrina, suggests they solve the murder themselves. But with a handsome parole officer watching her every move and the afterlife police dogging her every step, solving the murder is easier than it sounds. If you like sassy heroines who break all the rules, laugh out loud humour and whodunnits that keep you guessing until the very end, then tag along with Bridget Sway on her afterlife adventures.
Angelina Bonaparte is starting from square one. After a messy divorce, the middle-aged librarian put down her books and picked up a new gig as a private investigator. When a mob boss heads to jail for his mistress' murder, she has no issue with the womanizing scumbag rotting in prison. But when the suspect's pregnant wife swears his innocence, Angelina can't find it in her heart to refuse the case.
Already reluctant to get involved, her frustration grows when she's forced to work alongside Ted Wukowski, a homicide detective who thinks a crime scene is no place for a woman. In the search for clues along the mistress’ long record of broken hearts and promises, Angelina’s natural charm is the perfect complement to her temporary partner's take-no-prisoners interrogation style. And before long, she and Ted can feel their grudging respect transform into an undeniable attraction.
To solve the case and catch the murderer, the PI and the cop must learn to trust each other completely before an innocent man goes to jail for a crime he didn't commit…
Truth Kills is the first book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like fierce female detectives, unlikely partners, and nail-biting whodunits, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping crime thriller.
One woman’s quest for revenge unearths a fatal secret from her past. Astrid Jensen holds one man responsible for her mother’s suicide, and she’ll do whatever’s necessary to get close to Daniel Holst and destroy his life – even if it means sleeping with him to gain his trust. Astrid knows he’s not who he pretends to be. But before she can reveal his dark secret, people from her mother’s past start turning up dead, and it looks like she and Daniel are next. In order to survive, she might have to put her trust in the man she has hated for so long. Daniel Holst has worked hard to climb into Norway’s most elite and glamorous circles, and he’s not about to let any woman bring him down. But when a psychopathic killer starts murdering people from his shadowy past, he discovers that the only person who might be able to save him is the woman who wants to destroy him. As Astrid digs deeper into her past, she uncovers secrets long buried and realizes everything she once believed is based on lies. What began as a quest to avenge her mother’s death becomes a desperate struggle for survival and leads to the truth about what happened one fatal night ten years ago—and the surprising mastermind behind the most recent murders.
An investigative reporter, she’s tough and smart. Her husband, a hardnosed homicide detective who won’t give up. The first corpse, a Realtor found murdered in a vacant house, her body decomposing, her mind adrift. A freelance crime scene photographer, who saw it through the eyes of a Tarantula Hawk. Outside the box of King and Koontz, it’s one of a new breed of mystery thrillers. As seen on NBC. Dark. Different. A serial killer thriller or a ghostly murder mystery, you decide. An IndieReader Best Book of the year, with action and characters you won’t soon forget, it’s one of the stand-alone Lance Underphal mystery thrillers. Hard to put down, this one may keep you up nights guessing. Take your imagination on a dark trip - Flight of the Tarantula Hawk.
A Realtor, she’s smart and intuitive. A private investigator finds her uncle dead in his home. Haunted by the uncle’s bizarre past, Lance Underphal, a friend and freelance photographer steps in. With the help of Lance’s dead wife, serial killers are exposed. Outside the box of King and Koontz, it’s one in a new breed of mystery thrillers. As seen on NBC. Dark. Different. Cinematic. A murder mystery thriller inspired by true events. If you haven’t yet read Dark Side of Sunset Pointe or Flight of the Tarantula Hawk, you don’t need to. Grey Daze stands on its own. Hard to put down, this one may keep you up nights guessing. Try a new thrill. Take the crooked path through Grey Daze.
Agnes Lockwood is no stranger to crime scenes, but even she is shocked when she finds the body of a man lying on the floor of the ladies' room. With her partner Alan - the local DCI - they set about tracking the murderer. This time, they are joined by her friend Sandra. But is one of them holding back something that could further their inquiry? As Agnes begins to pull the loose ends together, danger stares her in the face once again. Together with Alan and Sandra, can she find the killer before another life is lost - and avoid becoming the next victim?
Max Boucher, a former Seattle detective turned P.I. has just been handed a puzzling case. Dozens of dogs are disappearing all over the city, and no one knows why. The stretched Seattle police department can't dedicate the resources needed, and Max may be the pet owner's only hope. For the missing dogs, time is running out. But Max is dealing with his own demons. Three years ago, his wife disappeared and his daughter was murdered. The police presume she is dead, but Max knows better. He's still paying for the house they lived in together, terrified that he will sell the one place that holds the clues he needs to find his wife. Will Max be able to find the dogs in time? Does this case hold an unknown clue to his wife's disappearance? Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the very end.
Sam is an eight-grade girl living a regular life, enjoying her family, school and traveling. She doesn't feel different but sometimes others treat her differently because she has Down syndrome. Sam's private journal chronicles what begins as a summer vacation...and turns into a brand new adventure, filled with friendship, mystery and a secret island. Dr. Sean Adelman crafts this second book in the series with themes of diversity, acceptance and growing up. Readers will laugh, learn and hold their breath along with Sam as a simple stay at the beach becomes more exciting than she ever imagined.
*This is a stand alone book in the Stella Reynolds Mystery Series* Sometimes The End is just The Beginning. When the suspect in a Knoxville shooting confesses on camera, police say the case is closed. But then TV reporter Stella Reynolds gets an anonymous email that changes everything. As she picks her way through a minefield of untruths and half-lies, she discovers everyone has secrets they’re desperate to keep—including the people closest to her. With the body count rising, Stella won’t stop digging until she lays all the secrets bare. Friendships, romance, and even her own life are all on the line. Her work and personal lives collide in The Big Overnight, the thrilling third installment of the Stella Reynolds Mystery Series. Start reading now to find out if Stella can track down the real killer before she reaches her final deadline.
A Serial Killer is on the loose: and Lieutenant Amy Morgan is on the hunt. Finding the killer means more than just bringing another murderer to justice. --Like a Phantom riding through the darkness of the night, he behind him a trail of dead women with lavender ribbons in their blonde hair. If he chooses you, if he wants your life, no lock will keep him out. No hiding place will be good enough. --Amy Morgan knows everything about him, except who he is: and Lieutenant Amy Morgan understands she is the only one who bring the killer in. She has no choice any longer, this case stopped being business, it's now personal—very personal.
After embracing her new Tegen existence, Sara Jones is determined to destroy her ex-lover’s organized crime empire, one link at a time. Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders. Armed with her skills and using the alias Sally Jablon, Sara has tracked some nefarious associates of her ex-lover to Baton Rouge. But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she is faced with her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.
Gracie Andersen is up to her eyebrows in wedding details when her mother, Theresa Clark concocts an intervention for a friend who’s become a hoarder. Just as Gracie’s plans for a casual outdoor wedding turn into a literal pipe dream, Theresa stumbles into a mystery surrounding a stolen heirloom quilt. A death in the hoarder’s garage only complicates matters, and Theresa convinces Gracie to help her find answers to the surreptitious activities on Oak Street. If that wasn’t enough, Cousin Isabelle is scheming to commandeer the wedding, and Marc is having second thoughts about his career path. Everyone is on, you guessed it—Pins & Needles.
From Book 1: Have you ever made a mistake that keeps coming back to haunt you?On the run from her ex-boyfriends powerful criminal family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package containing a hidden spider, she worries that the family has found her. Can she escape?
From its gut-grabbing prologue to its explosive conclusion, Gosss debut story gives new meaning to the phrase a blood-curdling adventure.Life takes an even more bizarre turn when Sara seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just whom can she trust?Then to make matters worse Sara's twenty-fifth birthday approaches, and her dark heritage begins to emerge. She is forced to make a life-or-death decision. And somehow, she must find a way to deal with the crime family.
An imaginative fantasy-thriller that will stimulate your senses.Some things, like spiders trained to kill, may seem far-fetched, and cult members eating the flesh of cadavers may seem abhorrent, but Dracula set that table long ago. Besides, given Gosss endowment of the cult with an air of historical respectability, the story is more imaginatively acceptable for anyone predisposed to the fantasy genre.
Whose secret is a motive for murder? Sandra is murdered while working late at the office and the investigation drives Detective Elliot crazy because everyone has secrets. Ian is trying to hide illicit activities, Henry has a darker, hidden side, George needs money and will make it any way he can, Nathan wants escape from a mundane existence, Brody seeks power and respect, and Brooke wants to get ahead in the worst of ways. Will Lea and Maddy discover who wants to protect their secret badly enough to kill? Perhaps, but not without a surprise twist at the end!
#4 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES Fans of Janet Evanovich LOVE this series A lonely young artist with a dangerous sideline results in murder A wanna be lawman and his shotgun toting granddad A priceless antique race car and an unfortunate Emu When Lalla and her dad take a trip to Arizona to inspect her new property, Dad disappears. Panicked that he's lost in the desert, Lalla enlists the help of a local tracker and finds him unharmed−in the bottom of a mine pit along with a very dead local police chief. Oddly, a young artist from an art colony up the road will be found strangled in her bed. What're the chances that these two murders are going to be related? Well, if you're Lalla Bains, you don't guess, you start looking for the killer!
Think your family's dysfunctional? Meet Gracie Andersen's and the peaceful farming community of Deer Creek. Gracie has her hands full--a new business and trying to get her life on track after the loss of her husband and unborn child. When an odd gift from her troubled uncle thrusts her into an investigation of a cousin's tragic death 20 years ago, Gracie meets with opposition from family and friends. What really happened that rainy, October night when her cousin was killed by a hit-and-run driver? As pieces of the truth are wrenched from the past, her new business, Milky Way Kennels teeters on the edge of disaster. And then death strikes again. Someone is determined Gracie won't find the truth. With Haley, her black Labrador by her side, Gracie doggedly pursues the trail of clues to unravel the mystery of her cousin Charlotte's untimely death.
An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance. When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers. To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is convinced Zelda knows where a cache of recently pilfered paintings is. She must track down an international gang of art thieves and recover the stolen artwork in order to save those she loves most. The trouble is, Zelda doesn’t know where to look. Teaming up with art detective Vincent de Graaf may be her only hope at salvation. The trail of clues leads Zelda and Vincent on a pulse-pounding race across Europe to a dramatic showdown in Turkey that may cost them their lives.
A strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness all propel Todd Clarke, not exactly one of the good guys, into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky in this canine military thriller. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined. A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer. With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.
Harlem is deadly cold the night private eye SJ Rook arrives home to find his own apartment building is a crime scene. With his pal NYPD Detective Archie Lin working the case, Rook join the investigation into the death of his neighbor. Nomie George was a gentle, unassuming city bureaucrat, with few friends and no apparent enemies. Could her lonely death be a suicide? Or might a brutal murderer be on the loose? Their leads turning to ice, Rook and Lin are stunned when another murder lands even closer to home: in the backyard of Rook's own detective agency. Adding to Rook's troubles are a disgruntled preacher, a wily mob kingpin, and a baffled roommate, as Rook races against time to solve this case before more lives are lost.
Many citizens in the small college town of Rawlings, Montana, are unsurprised to learn that Virginia Rinaldi, the world-famous sociologist, was murdered. A few are secretly pleased. Her political enemies knew her as an ideologue who used insults, threats, and blackmail to promote her unpopular social views. When Detectives Seagate and Miner begin their investigation, they discover that a local prostitute had recently moved into the professor's house, angering Rinaldi's college-age son. And when the community learns that the prostitute made a lesbian porn video with one of Rinaldi's students, tensions on campus erupt, leading to more bloodshed. Drawn into a horrifying world of sexual violence and exploitation, Seagate devises a plan to flush out the killer. The plan appears to be on track--until Seagate unwittingly jeopardizes the life of her partner, Ryan Miner.
#5 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES Like Janet Evanovich? Sue Grafton? You’ll love this humorous mystery series! Your dirt-bag boss is murdered, what a relief, right? Until his killer lets you know a list you don’t have means you’re next. Thinking to jump start their careers as private investigators, Lalla and Pearlie Bains partner with an unscrupulous P.I. But their nifty plan starts circling the drain when he dies in a house explosion and his missing blackmailing list becomes puts the two women in line for murder. Find it and they might get to live. All they need is a miracle or two.
After a tiresome year of computer programming, Zelda Richardson is back on the road – destination Panama and Costa Rica. Learning to scuba dive, exploring Central American rainforests, and climbing a volcano sounded like the perfect antidotes to Seattle’s spring rains. When a banana farmer tells her about the Disquís spheres he found on his property, she can’t resist going to the site. Her visit puts a deadly spin on her vacation and leaves her fighting for her life. Despite Zelda’s best efforts to just relax and enjoy her trip, thrilling mysteries pop up at every turn. Will she ever be able to go on holiday without it turning into an international incident? How did Zelda Richardson get from Nepal in Down and Out in Kathmandu to Amsterdam in The Lover’s Portrait? This short story will help fans better understand this unintentional amateur sleuth’s decision to study art history and give new readers a taste of her tantalizing misadventures. If you enjoy reading this story, you will probably love the Adventures of Zelda Richardson mystery series! Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery (Book One) The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Book Two) Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Book Three)
Bad job. Wrong love. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available...in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where mishaps and murder are definitely fishy. Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect. Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?
Private investigator Angelina Bonaparte can barely contain her excitement. Thrilled to reunite with her detective boyfriend after an obligatory embargo of several years, she’s preparing every detail for his return. But she’s forced to put passion on the backburner when she discovers a local artist brutally slain.
When the dead man’s own last will and testament shockingly predicts his death, the seasoned sleuth ignores her lover’s warnings and digs into the victim’s treacherous links with the Russian mob. But with the culprit still on the loose and the evidence not matching up, Angelina’s life could be snuffed out the ultimate criminal mastermind.
Is Angelina’s romantic reunion in danger of being fatally cut short?
Blood Kills is the spine-tingling fourth tale in the Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries thriller series. If you like riveting twists, blossoming love affairs, and pulse-pounding close calls, then you’ll adore Nanci Rathbun’s high-octane story.
Buyer beware. To create excitement, Ruger, a shady dealer at the annual rendezvous flea market, puts up for auction a locked Civil War trunk with contents to be sold sight unseen! That night, the highest bidder, Zeke Jones, is found stabbed to death beside the trunk. Sheriff Jeff McQuede believes Jones has interrupted a robbery in progress. Several people had offered to buy old coins, photos, and medals from him, which indicates to McQuede that Jones had already sold what the robber had been after. Acts of vandalism follow as the thief continues his ruthless search. Baffled, McQuede must beat the killer to a treasure he can’t even identify. Fear spreads throughout the Black River Rendezvous as McQuede tries to discover the secret behind the mysterious trunk before another murder occurs.
If curiosity killed the cat, what will it do to the Sister Sleuths? Sister sleuths Lea and Maddy are called into action when Lea’s adventurous canines discover a dead body under the pier in their beachside community. There’s no shortage of suspects since the victim was despised by several people in town including a humiliated fiancé jilted at the altar, angry co-workers jealous of his success, a married lover’s devoted spouse, an employee wrongfully terminated, and dangerous criminal associates. Are these irrepressible siblings up to the challenge? How far are they willing to go? You’re guaranteed to love the sisters’ spunk, intelligence, and tenacity as well as the twists and turns of this intriguing plot.
A Calico Jack Walker / Tina Tamiko L.A.P.D. novel... It's 1977 and veteran L.A.P.D. cop Calico Jack Walker and his rookie partner, Tina Tamiko, are planning to make Calico's last shift on the job something special - but plans, as they do, come apart because Walker and Tamiko are good cops no matter what the cost . . . even if they're L.A. cops, in uniform, in their patrol car, on duty, and way out of their jurisdiction on the Las Vegas Strip...When a major crime is going down, good cops never hesitate...
What if you started a job assignment and discovered two recent, unexplained deaths and possible drug smuggling at the company? That is precisely what Nikki faces as she investigates an affiliate. Nikki Garcia’s company sends her to investigate fraud allegations at the Colombian affiliate. During the investigation, she grapples with high stakes, mega-money corruption while still struggling with the ghosts of her young son’s tragic death a few years earlier.
Snarky food critic Josie Tucker usually can soothe any problem with food or drink. Missed bus? Mango-orange smoothie. Mild doldrums? A piece of peppered beef jerky. But lately, she can’t stand the smell of a watery cup of broth. Being at the mercy of an indignant and vengeful stomach is no cup of tea. What happens when she gets roped into being the last-minute bridesmaid at a society wedding? The bride’s mother tries to kill her with kindness. Too bad for the bride, Josie won't be the only victim.
The first three books in the Dhata Mays futuristic detective series. The Synth Crisis series is a set of sci-fi technothriller stories with an enticing noir vibe. If you like robust future worlds, action-packed cyberpunk, and mysteries that keep you guessing, then you’ll love Dhata’s electrifying misadventures.
A bad dream becomes a real nightmare when down-and-out Rob Gigot tries to find out who killed his ex-girlfriend. Her mother's a Hollywood movie star, her husband's a South American shipping magnate, and her thirteen-year-old brother is a human hand grenade. But what matters to Rob is the official story that Aria managed to shoot herself twice in the head with a shotgun. Rob’s an ex-trust fund kid with nothing to lose. He is also a guy who won’t give up. That’s going to become a death sentence for whoever murdered Aria.
Carnivorous garden gnomes or mutant sewer monsters. Nothing is too weird for intrepid paranormal reporter Aurora North. Especially as she usually finds the logical, and deeply unparanormal, explanation for it all. When her editor asks her to check out an alleged vampire attack, Aurora is absolutely certain it’s nothing but a stunt for the university theatre production of Dracula ... until she discovers a dead body with vampire-fang-like puncture wounds. Whether it’s a genuine vampire attack or a hoax gone "dramatically" wrong, Aurora knows she has a fangtastic exposé on her hands. That's if she can keep her trainee in line, dodge the handsome possible vampire and not get bitten long enough to solve the mystery. And write the story An Aurora North Exposé is a cross between Scooby Doo mysteries and Lois and Clark, only there's a teenage sidekick instead of a talking dog and Aurora North doesn't need a superhero to save her—she can save her own darn self!
The Kangaroo Murders, A Digby Sloan Mystery, is the first in a humorous, irreverent new mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Authors Smith & Steffens. Digby Sloan, a good-natured Aussie private eye is in London to watch over a much treasured ancient Aboriginal artifact on loan to a London museum. There's hardly time to say "Tie Me Kangaroo Down" before the piece is stolen and bodies start dropping like eucalyptus leaves in a drought. If the detective doesn't mind his Ps and Qs and stay out of the way of the killer, he might not live to return to the Land of Oz. A light-hearted mystery with a hero who doesn't take himself very seriously.
A woman is brutally murdered. That same night Detective Sidney Langston is rushed to the hospital with chest pains. Nothing is wrong, yet the pain persists until the slain victim reaches out from beyond the grave for Sidney’s help to vindicate her wrongfully imprisoned husband. Sidney must solve the crime and correct an injustice – or forever be tormented by the woman’s ghost.
There’s something hidden behind the walls of the hurricane damaged house Jolie bought in her New Jersey beach town. Something someone seems willing to kill for. After Jolie and Scoobie find a small sack of jewelry as they do a mold attack on her bungalow, Jolie is pursued by a purse thief and a burglar. But the guy she’s most worried about is the one who left an elderly auctioneer dead on her porch swing. Are they willing to kill again to get to the hidden riches? Her friends and local police warn her to butt out, but that’s just encouragement for a woman who likes to get to the bottom of things. Jolie wrestles with fear as she tries to get her cat, Jazz, to feel at home in the new house. Maybe an unexpected visitor can be a substitute for Aunt Madge’s golden retrievers. And then there’s her love life.
A story none could imagine. A tragedy that should have been stopped. Angels and Demons are near, and they have their sights set on Parkland. Nikolas Cruz often claimed there was a demon in his head… and he may have been right. In epic detail, ‘Parkland’ tells the story surrounding the other-worldly life of Nikolas Cruz and the societal failures that led to one of the worst school shootings in history: The Valentine’s Day Massacre in Parkland, Florida. The story masterfully dramatizes the life of Cruz, his maligned family, his tormented neighbors, as well as the countless officials, bureaucrats, and cowards, whose sins of omission let Cruz cut short the lives of seventeen beautiful souls. You will be immediately drawn into the shadowy origins of Cruz’s dark life and witness the myriad of shocking events that took place during his life. You will be left speechless, as this chilling expose’ dramatizes how money, politics, corruption, laziness, and power overshadowed the duty to protect the innocent. As the feared day draws near, emotions of intrigue, fascination, outrage at cowardice, and tragedy all have their reign, until finally, this heart wrenching story gives way to hope, courage, and above all, love. In his trademarked style, Conway employs the unseen world of Angels and Demons, especially two Dark Angels named Tira and Sansa, to show the fascinating behind the scenes battle of good versus evil in this engaging work of fiction based on actual events. It has been said that ...
Following Book One, the best selling Ghost of Normandy Road, Book Two in the Haunted Minds series is entitled Clara's Song - a gripping psychological horror thriller, and a dark twisted tale full of romantic suspense, paranormal mystery, featuring a new group of characters who fight for their sanity as the events around them threaten to destroy all their hopes. *** Be careful what you wish for. Clara Bayliss dreams of escaping her boring marriage. When her car fails to start after a freakish accident, her fantasy has every chance of becoming the reality. Rescued by the very man she thought had been killed, she takes a ride into the unknown with him, and has no intention of returning home. Her husband isn’t pleased about being dumped. Especially when he finds out the news she’s been keeping from him. And then, there’s a song, the one that Clara would play whenever she needed freeing from a world full of despair. Clara’s Song. It would make her feel good. Strong. Independent. Fearless. Only…her rescuer knows the song too, and for him, it means something else entirely… A dark romance, detective story featuring a seemingly unstoppable serial killer, Clara's Song is psychotic thriller, full of mystery, suspense, lost dreams and total paranoia from which there is no escape. Mature Content. 18+ only. For fans of contemporary British fiction.
Two detectives hunt a serial killer. The killer's hunting them. A lone trucker is ambushed, shot, and brutally stabbed. A tourist meets the same fate while out for a jog. Facing two crime scenes that could have come from a horror movie, Detectives Carly Sanderson and Sergio Martin search for a crazed serial killer. Five more attacks happen in a week, launching the entire city into a panic and causing the mayor to throw all of the city’s resources into stopping the rampage. But while the detectives work around the clock, they don’t know the killer has upped the game—by making them his next targets. This book is currently available for purchase in paperback and audio book only.
In the space of one moment, the night turns from joy to confusion…. How did it happen? How were they all robbed, at once… without anyone seeing a thing? When Vancouver’s elite convenes in the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate and fund the new British Columbia Children’s Hospital, it is a night of free flowing champagne, high class regalia and more flash than a museum could house – until suddenly everyone realizes all their precious jewels and baubles are gone. Diana Hunter works for a news and crime magazine, yet her past experience and impressive, Sherlock Holmes-like skills mark her as an asset only the government could have trained. Those skills are soon put to the test when the Superintendent of the Vancouver Police Department calls her in to work the case. Thrown together with a talented group, Diana must unravel the clues before the ghost like bandits strike again. With two successful heists behind them, Diana begins to fear the bigger picture and realizes that these ‘robberies’ may not just be robberies after all….
he only thing to save two old friends from death may also be what kills them. Mr. Peters is a successful business owner. Other than dealing with a recent rash of break-ins, he lives a very satisfying life. That was until a childhood friend and brilliant scientist paid him a visit. While the two friends had a troubled past, not speaking for ten years, the reunion was a happy one. That happiness quickly took a wrong turn as their lives are threatened. Now held captive, the use of an experimental drug was the only option. A top-secret drug that enhanced a person’s will and physicality is the only thing giving them a fighting chance. However, there are deadly side effects. Along with enhanced abilities comes a decrease in mental stability. Moreover, there is more to the kidnappings than first thought. Will the two childhood friends maintain their sanity long enough to survive?
Zelda wants to teach children English and “find herself” in Kathmandu. Ian wants to get stoned and trek the Himalayas. Tommy wants to get rich by smuggling diamonds. How their stories collide will leave you on the edge of your seat! Travel from the dusty, tout-filled streets and holy sites of Nepal to the sultry metropolises and picture-perfect beaches of Thailand, as Zelda and Ian try to outsmart the smugglers and escape Asia alive. This fast-paced, thrilling travel mystery set in Nepal and Thailand is sure to captivate readers thirsty for some armchair adventure. Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery is the perfect book for lovers of dark comedy, backpacker fiction and (mis)adventure novels. This travel adventure is a PREQUEL to the art history mysteries Zelda Richardson gets involved with later in this series. All of the mysteries in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series are stand-alone novels and can be read in any order. [PG-13 rating due to swearing backpackers]
Nina Monte, a renowned professor of ancient religions, receives a cryptic message. Her former mentor and a prominent Italian archaeologist, Filippo Oliveri, needs her to come to Rome—he believes only Nina is capable of understanding the true significance of his new discovery.
But when she finally reaches the excavation site, Oliveri is gone. Instead, Nina comes across a series of clues that somehow connect an ancient prophecy, a mystical ritual, and a masterpiece of Michelangelo himself. But soon the magnitude of the discovery lures those who will stop at nothing to solve the mystery and, once and for all, silence everyone who stands in their way.
If you love historical mysteries, don’t miss this gripping read! “The Vestals Conspiracy” is a stunning introduction to the Nina Monte Mystery Thriller Series.
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Garrett and Tiffanie Bate had it all—youth, money, and a perfect marriage. Until Tiffanie is killed in a suspicious accident. Neither the police nor the insurance investigators can prove she was murdered and the case turns cold. Two years later the insurance company asks an intern—former college professor turned private eye Ray Courage—to reopen the investigation. He uncovers little new evidence to support suspicions that Garrett killed his wife for the insurance money. Garrett has the perfect alibi—hundreds of witnesses that place him more than two hours from the scene of Tiffanie’s death. Ray knows he’s missing something. But what? As his search for the truth unfolds, Ray’s life is put in jeopardy and he realizes his adversary is someone who’ll kill before he’ll be caught. In this prequel to Courage Matters, Ray Courage begins his private investigation career, displaying the skills, abilities and sense of humor that have made him a fan favorite around the world.
An historic castle. A beautiful wedding. A dead groom. Former big city cop, Inspector David Graham, is now leading a small group of officers in the tiny coastal village of Gorey. One Sunday morning, as he walks around the imposing Orgueil castle, Graham’s peaceful life comes to a shuddering halt when he finds a woman kneeling beside the body of a stricken man. As the woman’s screams ring out, Graham is there to assist – and to start gathering clues. Was it suicide? An accident? Or something far more nefarious? Questions lead to trails that send the team digging through the history of not only the affected families, but the castle itself where a quartet of talented musicians have seemingly vanished. Monolithic in size and secrets, Orgueil Castle may reveal answers in the strangest…. and deepest ways possible. With one dead, four missing, and many long-buried family secrets, Inspector David Graham wonders if there is enough tea to see him through it all.
Wildfires swept across California wine country in 2017, destroying thousands of homes and businesses and killing dozens of people. Law school grad and single mother Tara Rezeck finds herself in the middle of the catastrophe. She has to evacuate with the rest of of the staff of Sonoma's most award-winning winery. When she returns, she finds her employer’s body in the ashes. The question that challenges her brains and her legal training is: was it an accident? Or was his body burned to hide evidence of murder?
After a devastating war forced humans to rely on synths for survival, the two have learned to coexist peacefully. Until now... When detective Dhata Mays is called in to investigate a homicide, what he uncovers threatens the serenity of this futuristic society. The gruesome murder means only one thing: someone is ready to incite another war. Now, it's up to Dhata to ensure that the truth stays hidden--to protect both sides of the battle. But can he be unbiased in a black and white world that forces him to take sides?
A Beach Read Bonanza -- A fun way to find your new “favorite” author. Number 3 in a series of bestselling mystery anthologies. Twelve traditional mysteries by a dozen bestselling and award-winning authors. With free bonus file of recipes and craft ideas. These clean mysteries are crimes committed in the heat of the season. Authors--Joanna Campbell Slan, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Margaret Lucke, Nancy Jill Thames, Teresa Trent, Maggie Toussaint, C.A. Verstraete, Randy Rawls, Terry Ambrose, Jeffrey Marks, and Deborah Sharp.
Where her daughter had played Gretel in front of a cheering audience, only two faint stage lights remained. The theater was deserted and eerily silent; the only sound she could hear was her own heart, pounding in a frenzy against her chest. She rushed outside and stopped sharply at the top of the stairs, stunned, her blood turned to icicles. Darkness had fallen, thick and filled with ocean mist, lampposts like ghosts sprinkling yellow haloes in the sky. Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl. The girl: taken After nine-year-old Paige disappears without a trace, FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett is called to investigate one of the boldest kidnappings the bureau has seen. The girl was taken from a theater filled with witnesses, in the middle of a children’s play. And no one saw anything. Starting a frenzied search and following leads that seem to suggest a link to the girl’s father, the state district attorney, Tess is stunned to learn of a ransom call that points to an entirely different motive, old as time itself: money. The first twenty-four hours: critical Frantic for answers and painfully aware of each passing moment, Tess has a choice to make: trust her instinct and follow the leads that seem to indicate an organized crime connection? Or give in to the demands of the parents and assist with the ransom payment? The odds of finding Paige alive drop with every passing second, and making the wrong choice would seal her fate. Her blood would be on ...
A street-hardened cop, a vulnerable woman. Dare she unwrap the Xmas gift of love from a dangerous Santa? Another book in the steamy 'Seduction Series' from Emma Calin. A stand alone story of passion, action and adventure with London cop Paula Middleton. Her job takes her to extremes on the streets of the city, but she can handle it. Mike Muswell has a reputation as a hard man, a local boy-made good. Never overstepping the mark, always bending the rules, he’s charming but ruthless. When fate throws them together, she finds herself drawn into a vortex of inappropriate love and professional danger. She's going to need more than a sack load of Christmas magic to get herself out of this fix... but maybe for once she doesn’t want to, just this once?
A mother's worst nightmare - can her son be guilty of murder? Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders? Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time? And what should she do when she herself uncovers evidence that seems to suggest his guilt? 'A top class British legal thriller which puts the author up there with his American counterparts, John Grisham, Scott Turow and Michael Connolly.' Tim Kevan, barrister.
Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered. Now the 23-year-old playboy desires only one thing: revenge. Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl's tortured body. Only this one isn't dead . . . yet. The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin's life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who's really responsible . . .before it's too late. Nightmares Trilogy: Dark, disturbing and definitely going to mess with your mind - Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer is the first psychological thriller in Demelza Carlton's Nightmares Trilogy, which includes: • Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1) • Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2) • Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3)