When Tony and Kelly Wagner rented out their new home to help pay off the mortgage, they were not expecting an entourage of ten, complete with bodyguards. Spurred by curiosity and caution, Tony delves into newspaper publisher Randy McKay's background and reads Randy's best-selling memoir about his harrowing kidnapping. For his part, Randy is intrigued as to why a local deputy would be a trusted FBI tracker and consultant. He does his own digging. The two develop a wary respect over their shared experiences. When Randy's bodyguard is shot by a sniper, Randy appeals to sheriff Wyatt Garret to join the investigation. Tony once again finds himself working with the FBI, in the company of good friend and agent Daisy Malone. Together, the four hunt the shooter as the investigation takes them across the American south and southwest, uncovering old grudges and random murder alike. In this 12th Tony Wagner mystery, author Paula F Winskye brings together the protagonists of her two series for the first time!
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Amy Vansant - the most fun you can have holding a Kindle Reader!
When Mick and his retired military gun-for-hire “fixer” service is hired by a United States Senator to find his missing son, he enlists the help of his daughter, Siofra “Shee” McQueen. An experienced tracker, Shee quickly tracks the boy to a Bahamian island playground catering to the young and wealthy. The job seems like such a breeze, she hires her daughter, Charlotte, to infiltrate the age-restricted compound. They’ve just been reunited after a lifetime apart, and the mission offers them serious quality mother-daughter time.
Is the mother-of-the-year award in the mail yet?
Before Shee can kick back with a Bahama Mama, the senator’s son’s girlfriend turns up dead. The boy is the primary suspect. Could be he's not the underachieving goofball he seemed to be…and her daughter is on the island with him.
Shee needs to extract Charlotte, but communication has been cut, and the sinister underbelly of the resort is beginning to show.
Shee will need to tap into her father’s collection of ex-military misfits, including a retired FBI agent, a newly-hired thief hiding a secret, and Charlotte’s father—the wounded SEAL whose heart Shee once trampled—if she's going to save their daughter.
The island has other ideas.
Funny, clean, small-town, sleuth novels—with a touch of romance. The heartwarming relationships between young and old and the quirky world of loveable characters will make Pineapple Port Mysteries your new favorite series!
"Too much!! Wow! I don't think I've had so much laughter and fun in a cozy mystery ever! " - Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Book #1 of the binge-worthy series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, Pineapple Lies, is a twisty puzzler...with an ending you won't see coming!
"One of the best surprise ending I have read.." - Amazon Vine Voice Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is huge right now, and if you like that you will love Pineapple LIes. Personally, I have to say I enjoyed this even more." - author Tommy Ueland
If you like Thursday Murder Club or HULU's "Murders in the Building", you'll love Pineapple Port Mysteries!
As an orphan adopted by one of Florida's 55+ communities, Charlotte never expected life to be wild. Golf cart racing with her surrogate mothers Mariska and Darla was about as nutty as life got...until she found the hot pawnbroker's mom buried in her backyard.
Talk about making a lousy first impression...
Armed with nothing but her wits, Pineapple Port's questionable cast of characters, and a growing crush, Charlotte is determined ...
Shee wants a home.
Shee McQueen grew up skip tracing and hunting military criminals with her father, Mick, until someone put a bounty on her head, forcing her underground. Resurfacing years later, she returns to her family’s hotel in Jupiter Beach, FL, to find Mick in a coma, shot in the head by an unknown sniper.
"Loved! This book was hard to put down! Anyone who likes Patterson’s books will like this one! It will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end!" ~ Cathy M. Rose ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Shee wants answers.
The Loggerhead Inn has everything Shee could want in a beach hotel---sea turtle wall art, a tiny Yorkshire terrier mascot who thinks she’s a pit bull, and her father’s staff of deadly, damaged military veterans, looking to redeem their troubled souls by helping others. Not to mention--- Hold on...
How did Mason Connelly, the SEAL she fell for decades ago, just appear in the lobby? Why did he have to show up now demanding answers to secrets long buried?
Shee wants it all back.
But someone wants her dead.
From the moment Shee McQueen appears, The Girl Who Wants straps the reader into a twisting rolle ...
Garrett believes that Tony's seminary training will help gain cooperation from the close-knit Christian Army community.
He never suspects that it will also make Tony a target.
Everyone knows vampires don’t exist. So when Mildred Schmidt, one of Charlie’s customers, is convinced that her next-door neighbor’s house sitter is actually a vampire, Charlie of course has to step in to see what is really going on. What she finds is … disturbing. The house sitter DOES have some peculiar habits—like digging holes in the backyard in the middle of the night. Surely, they aren’t … graves. But then Polly, a local teenager, goes missing. Of course, teenagers DO run away from time to time. Less explainable is the dead body that then appears in the “vampire’s” yard. Luckily, Charlie is hot on the case, and not a moment too soon as she races to not only find Polly, but to discover the killer before the bodies start to pile up.
1917. Vienna. File clerk turned British agent, Fiona Figg, is more comfortable wearing a fake mustache than a ballgown. When a royal ball ends with a royal body in the middle of the dancefloor, Fiona trades her dancing slippers for practical oxfords and sets out to investigate. As she tracks her nemesis, the Black Panther, from Vienna to the Austrian countryside, a hunting accident makes her rethink her loyalties. Can Fiona prevent the Black Panther from striking again, save her own skin, and find a decent cup of tea, all before the enemy’s emperor realizes she’s a spy?
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.
It’s complicated, dark, and nothing is as it seems. My name is Barrett Schaefer and I thought I knew myself. And then I met Flynn Campbell. The mystery and danger surrounding him called to me. He changed my wants, my needs, my life. Love can destroy a person. So can death. Ethics. Morals. Honor. They have no place in my new world. My name is Barrett Schaefer. Who will I be when this is over?
A stellar mystery… Packed with skill and nuance, Snowden’s latest is a treat for serious mystery buffs. When Doctor Lawrence Rosewood’s best friend and business partner, Ted Villeneuve, committed suicide, the latter left a Pandora’s box of mess in his wake. With dwindling finances, a million-dollar lawsuit, and a consortium of criminals aiming to gain a foothold in the Golden Ages chain of retirement homes—Lawrence and Ted’s long-established business—Lawrence is at his wits’ end. To get out of the unsavory mess created by his late friend, Lawrence must up his game or risk losing everything precious to him. Lawrence makes for a charming character with his efficient personality, thoughtful nature, and sharp intellect. The plot is heavily layered with varied angles and multiple plot threads, all explicated in masterful style. Snowden creates psychologically plausible leads, neatly tying up all the loose ends. Lovers of finely constructed literary mysteries will be greatly rewarded. FIVE STAR ***** The Prairies Book Reviews
Tony Cavalucci is a New York City police officer fighting for his life. The crime and corruption he sees on the job combined with a failing family life leave Tony feeling drained, lost, and frightfully alone, causing him to look for happiness in all the wrong places. Just when he is about to give up, Tony is partnered with Joe Fiore, another Italian-American cop who exudes the strength and confidence that Tony has been searching for. Though wary of his new partner, Tony finds that the day-to-day toils of his job force him to swallow his pride and look to Fiore for help. Writing with grit, freshness, and authenticity, authors Frank and Pam Lione, born-and-bred native New Yorkers themselves, bring to life the loneliness that haunts even New York's finest.
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.
Three months before the invasion of Iraq, a member of a Masonic fraternity known as the Rosicrucians escapes from a British Intelligence holding station.
Orchestrated by the head of the Russian Federal Security Service, this event is somehow linked to a the highly classified CIA file only known as Gladio B. Tasked to destroy an unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, the chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee plans to bring the criminals to justice.
But he is running low on both time and allies, as mass annihilation threatens the whole planet. Who are the mysterious eight families that seem to be behind the mysterious events, and what do they have to do with the ancient 33rd degree level of understanding, only known by the mysterious Rosicrucian brotherhood?
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?
What readers have to say about A DEAD HUSBAND...
***** "This was perhaps one of the funniest cozy mysteries I have read in awhile."
*****TOP 500 Reviewer: Don't pass by this book without buying it - excellent read
TOP 1000 Reviewer: A delicious plot, full of intrigue, murder, mystery, misfortune and mishap
*****This book has everything! Suspense, colorful characters, romance, and a beautiful and interesting setting, all woven together with intelligence and wit.
*****Hard to put down, action-packed mystery
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Janet Ennis tragically died five years ago in what the police labeled an accidental fire. But Janet’s mother, Nora, believes it to be murder and arson. And she’s hoping ex-cop Michael McLaren can prove it quickly, for she’s losing her memory to dementia. As McLaren pokes through the case details, he becomes emotionally involved with the dead woman. Yet, Janet isn’t the only person who threatens mental well-being. A series of arsons on his own property hint that he’s upset someone connected with this case. Motives for Janet’s murder rise like the smoky tendrils of a fire. And, motive aside, the murder scene seems a bit too pat: a drought-stricken landscape eager to lap up flames, and a conveniently locked door barring Janet’s escape. Will McLaren solve the case while Nora can still comprehend the resolution, or will Harvester’s plans see McLaren’s career go up in smoke?
A dead body. A dark past. An ordinary man with everything to lose. Marcus Kemp is a regular beat cop living a normal life in San Diego, California. Until the day he makes a shocking discovery: a dead body in the trunk of a stolen car. Worse, the victim turns out to be the man who abused him as a child. Marcus instinctively wants to help the killer get away with murder and, disregarding his police oath, will stop at nothing to make it happen. With both his job and freedom in jeopardy, his investigation leads him to an unexpected killer, and Marcus is soon faced with an impossible decision. Can he finally bury the past before it drags him under?
The fourth novel in the Rolly Waters mystery series. On a cool winter evening, a speedboat hurtles across San Diego Bay and crashes into the Admiral’s Club where a farewell party for the Navy’s top-secret Dolphin Divers program is underway. As guests flee the ensuing fire, a woman named Janis Withers crawls from the inferno and screams her last words – Arion has returned! Guitar-playing private detective Rolly Waters finds himself pulled into the case when he connects Janis to a pair of dog tags left behind by Butch Fleetwood, a member of the Dolphin Divers who disappeared during a training exercise twenty years earlier. While fending off the FBI and local police, Rolly uncovers tantalizing connections between Fleetwood, a crusading journalist, a celebrity artist, a punk rock singer, a radical animal-rights organization, and the dead woman's own dysfunctional family. As he races against the authorities to uncover Arion’s true identity, Rolly's investigation begins to reverberate with his own painful history. His search for the truth leads to him to a ruined casino on a deserted Mexican island where shocking secrets are unleashed in a ruthless showdown between tormented and tormentors.
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.
While investigating the disappearance of a holidaymaker, DI Brock Clarke makes a startling discovery. Tara Swift had been missing for almost twenty-four hours before anyone thought to raise the alarm. Even more disturbing is the fact that a stalker has made her life a misery for two decades. Ever since she was wrongly accused of abducting a three-year-old girl, Tara has led a tormented life. Now she has vanished without a trace. As police comb the cliffs and countryside around a holiday park in Dorset, they are convinced they will find a body. DI Clarke has told everyone to keep an open mind, but his is made up. She is dead. With two ‘husbands’ and a lifetime of pain, poor, poor Tara is the centre of everyone’s attention. Just how she likes it. Read this book if you enjoy crime fiction with plenty of twists and a hint of wit. It is perfect for anyone who likes detective stories, as well as those who own a motorhome, like camping or is a fan of park homes. Static caravans and lodges are a feature of the plot.
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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Ah, Autumn! Crisp weather, colorful leaves, cozy fires, and Halloween, with candy, costumes and … corpses?! Newly-widowed Bunny Elder draws solace from the fall season as she recovers from the shock of her pastor husband’s accidental death. With a new home, new job and renewed relationships, she is groping her way to stability, only to be jerked off the healing path by the dead bodies and body parts thrust in her way by a serial killer, who uses the small mountain community’s Halloween decorations to display his victims. Will Bunny be able to cope, when this madman sets his sights on her? This book, a BRAG Medallion award winner, the first in the mystery series, introduces the intrepid, late-blooming Bunny Elder. Bunny is a Christian, but she's not perfect. She struggles with temptation and sometimes fails, as real-life Christians sometimes do. But please don't be too hard on her, as she picks herself up and keeps trying.
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!
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?
(This book can easily be read as a standalone, even though it's the 4th in the series.)
When Steel picks up a CIA asset with classified intel in the Bahamas, his team is hit hard and the mission blows up.
~The Jack Steel series is now in development for a major motion picture.~
A Russian Oligarch and an SVR Russian operative will stop at nothing to prevent Steel from delivering intel that will expose the criminality of a hundred powerful men.
Fighting for his life, Steel asks for help from an old acquaintancea reluctant cartel hitman. Worse, Steel's partner, Christie, has a family emergency and she has to leave Steelbut even Montana isnt going to be safe. Steel will do anything to deliver the CIA asset, but a twisted mercenary is setting a trapand Steel's own team isn't even sure they can trust each other...
Steel Justice is the fourth book in the high-octane Jack Steel thriller series. If you like action-packed scenes, formidable threats, and electric characters, then youll love Geoffrey Saigns heart-stopping adventure.
Freelance journalist Kendall normally writes fluff magazine pieces, until she becomes the go-to reporter for a chilling crime: seven people brutally murdered with an axe and the killer dead at the scene. Then another mass killing occurs. And another. All killers die before they can be interviewed. The crimes are far too coincidental. Yet the killers share only one common detail: none has a murderer's profile. When Kendall crosses the path of investigating detective O'Grady's path sparks fly. And not the good kind. But they have bigger problems than each other. They will discover these killings form part of a plan far greater than just these crimes. A message is being sent and if the meaning is not deciphered soon many more will die.
As a divorcee, Angelina Bonaparte knows firsthand the lengths some men will go to escape responsibility. When a worried mother wants the private investigator to track down her missing husband, she’s eager to bring the deadbeat dad to justice. But even after she discovers the man’s obituary, she refuses to believe it until she sees the body. Tracking down the nurse who last saw him alive could be the missing puzzle piece to her client's broken family.
But as she digs deeper, she realizes there’s something darker at play than dodging child support payments. And she may not be the only one hunting the man down. To close the case and reunite her client's family, she must track down the missing husband without falling prey to the same ruthless hunter.
Honor Kills is the third book in the captivating Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like bold female detectives, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping novel.
A little girl is stolen from her yard and police have no leads. Hope dwindles with each passing hour. The desperate parents hire Michael Sykora to find their daughter, and to kill anyone involved in taking her. Michael and his team discover this case has roots far deeper than a single kidnapping. Children are a commodity for the wealthy and depraved. Following leads from daycare centers to the Darknet, this search is about to become personal. The clock is ticking… *This book can be read as a stand-alone novel.*
Threatened victim, waiting grave…Sheriff McQuede is called to the cemetery by Ben Ward, a member of Durmont’s Good Old Boys’ Club. Ward’s tombstone, where he plans someday to be buried with his first wife, is vandalized. A menacing date of death, fast approaching, has been drilled into the stone, and splotches of red paint drips over it like blood. Ben Ward and his four partners have sunk vast sums of money into a recreational community, Pleasant Valley Retreat, and this failing project has flamed anger among the investors. As the inscribed date of Ward’s death draws nearer, a killer stalks the resort. McQuede must act quickly before a vandal’s threats turn into reality.
When Special Agent Finnegan O'Reilly gets shot, and the news brings on his father’s heart attack, he decides to take leave from further undercover assignments. The O'Reilly has suffered enough and Finn can’t be the cause of more distress for this beloved old rascal. Then his boss forces one more case on him - to take place in their own pub. Acting as the target to expose serial, suicide killers rampaging through New York City, Finn must play the part of a wife-beater, a cheating husband and an all-time jerk. No problem, until he meets his make-believe wife. Renée Knight enjoys her job as a New York City cop. Her disguises have become a permanent fixture in her life, and no one knows what she really looks like. Except for the father she loves fiercely… the man, whose suicide makes no sense. If it means going undercover in an Irish pub where the culprits hang out, she’s their girl. Playing the wife of the bar owner to catch the killers—easy. But they never intend for her to fall for this guy, she does this all on her own. Now she has to hire the assassins to arrange his suicide. Can she catch them, before they complete the mission?
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.
A despicable stock trader is found buried under an avalanche of his own garden rocks, causing fired-from-the force- Richard Sherlock to be yanked off the bowling alley and whisked to the crime scene by his pampered protegee Tiffany Richmond. He must prove murder and stop payment of the twelve-million-dollar Richmond Insurance policy. Nothing makes sense. Crime scene is a mess. There is no money trail. There are too many motives from too many suspects who have too many alibis. Worst of all Sherlock's bad back is acting up, his ex-wife wants more money and the murder investigation is putting a serious dent in his parenting schedule of his two daughters. Richard Sherlock hates his job, and may be a reluctant dick, but he is better at finding the WHO in WHODUNIT than anyone else.
For more than five years police operations in the southeast of England have been failing. Chief Superintendent Knightly, a senior member of the National Crime Agency, suspects that someone is selling police intelligence. When one of his junior officers dies before he can attend clandestine meeting with him, Knightly is certain—there’s a dirty cop inside his organisation. Unable to trust anyone under his command, Knightly turns to an old friend for help—Detective Chief Inspector David Jones. When Detective Sergeant Phil Cryer, answers his doorbell to find CS Knightly and DCI Jones on his doorstep, he knows things are about to get interesting—and dangerous. Phil Cryer, on sick leave after suffering an injury in the line of duty, soon finds himself deep undercover inside the NCA hunting the dirty cop, codename Alpine. He faces his most difficult and dangerous assignment. Alone, injured, and armed only with his phenomenal memory, Phil must identify the rogue cop before he escapes … or kills again.
BE THE FIRST TO READ ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF GRADE A STUPID! Stephanie Plum meets Veronica Mars meets The Blacklist in this #1 Amazon Bestseller in Teens Mysteries & Thrillers, Spies and Detective Stories. Darcy Walker is a 15-year-old girl without purpose--pretty but disheveled, clever but directionless, and infatuated with a bad boy. Everything changes when she skips class and finds a dead body. When a fellow misfit is charged with the crime, Darcy goes Mach 1 to clear his name--chasing every dangerous lead and living life like a verb. Trouble is, will she live to see sixteen?
The 10th installment of the Skip Langdon series is a New Orleans feast for the senses, a canine love story, an action-packed police procedural made-to-order for readers who like their female sleuths bold, smart, and refreshingly human. A serial killer is using Airbnb units to stage his murders, but a teenage runaway has escaped his grasp and now she's in the wind, believing she's killed him. Meanwhile the real killer stalks the city – and her.
Professor Nina Monte, an expert in ancient religious texts, is called into a secret meeting. A mystical object has been discovered in a 15th-century galley, buried at the bottom of Lake Garda in Italy. At the recovery site, Monte makes a shocking revelation—the relic in her hands holds the power to change humanity’s perception of existence.
But Monte soon finds herself trapped in an insidious intrigue, and is forced to abandon everything she knows and trusts. Joined by local hotelier, Alessandro Pini, she is determined to unravel the truth surrounding the discovery.
A heart-stopping race to decode the four-thousand-year-old mystery leads Monte and Pini from Italy through the mighty Austrian Alps, right to the banks of the most sacred river in India. But the professor and her friend are not the only ones seeking answers, and it will take courage and cunning to outwit those who believe the truth is worth dying—or killing—for.
Prequel – The Vestals Conspiracy (November 2017)
Book 1 – Fast Track to Glory
Book 2 – (Summer 2018)
Welcome to Beyond, where the gravestones have no birth dates, and the residents are dying… A new series from the author of the popular Promise McNeal Mysteries… Looking For Ona introduces Paula Vega, whose survival plan for Atlanta’s brutal summer heat is to complete her latest steamy romance novel, send it to her editor, and camp out by the pool. Then her best friend, comic strip illustrator Ben Faraday, shows her a cryptic video staring his mother, who happens to be Paula’s editor, and pool lounging is off the table. Instead, Paula and Ben drive to the North Carolina Mountains searching for a town on Lake Tuckahee where—after seventy years of being underwater—a mysterious island is rising, and the truth about a relative who died from not-so-natural causes. But before Paula and Ben can uncover the truth, they find that asking questions can be a dangerous pastime.
What happens when you stumble across a case that should never have been closed? “A story that will keep you guessing” Bookbub Reviewer Detective Mark Friessen uncovers a disturbing mystery: A little girl was taken, but when evidence disappeared, the case was closed. While cleaning out closed cases, Mark discovers a file on a missing toddler, Gabby Martin. After reading the two pages within, he realizes evidence is missing. The only interviews, by the detective who previously had Mark’s job, was conducted with a bitter ex-wife and a former business partner, both of whom pointed at the father. It appears to have been an open and shut case. The father took Gabby in retaliation for a bitter custody dispute with her mother, and then he killed her. Although no body was found, the father was charged and convicted, and the case was closed. However, an old woman the town has dubbed Crazy Carla disagrees. She says she saw everything, and she contradicts the investigating detective’s notes, yet the local cops pursued only one lead, the father. As Mark secretly delves into the closed case and realizes that nothing adds up, he reaches out to social worker Billy Jo McCabe. Did social services receive any suspicious reports about the girl or her parents? What Billy Jo soon discovers is a family of secrets, a volatile marriage, and a forbidden relationship—and the mystery of the missing girl, whose body has never been found, becomes a case that should never have been close ...
"I start with zero. Nobody dies today."
The strange note delivered to Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller of the Howard County, Maryland, police was just the beginning. Soon Peller is in hot pursuit of a cunning killer basing murders on the Fibonacci series, a mathematical sequence in which each number is the sum of the preceding two. And the only thing Peller knows for sure is that the series never ends.
As the murders pile up, Peller, his police colleagues Detective Sergeants Corina Montufar and Eric Dumas, and consulting mathematician Tomio Kaneko race against time to identify and capture the killer. Nor is murder their only problem. The public, the press, and county officials demand that police apprehend a golf-club wielding mugger terrorizing their community. Both crime sprees are wrapped in seemingly impenetrable mystery. Are mugger and murderer one and the same? Why does the murderer seem to know Peller? Why is the Pentagon eager to keep a lid on the investigation? And can the detectives find the killer before he commits his final, terrible crime?
A thrilling, fast-paced crime drama, The Fibonacci Murders is the first of Dale E. Lehman's Howard County Mysteries.
NOT SO GONE, a new fast-paced thriller from the bestselling author of NOT SO DEAD . . . In NOT SO GONE, Sam Sunborn is forced to come back from the Dead to save his son and protect his country from a sadistic terrorist. Can the genius scientist, Frank Einstein, free Sam from the Cloud and bring him back so he can return to his wife Monica in the physical world? With the help of Albert Einstein's descendant and Homeland Security agents, Michelle Hadar and Rich Little, Sam goes head-to-head against a driven psychopath, known only as The Cub, In a race against time. They must save Sam's son and thwart the Cub's diabolical plan or risk endangering millions of innocent lives. Can Sam and his rag-tag team use wit and will alone to prevent a worldwide catastrophe? NOT SO GONE is the second standalone book in the Sam Sunborn series of cutting-edge techno-thrillers. If you like heart-pounding action, mind-bending inventions, and terrifying villains, then you'll love Charles Levin's gripping saga. Buy NOT SO GONE to plug into a cyber thrill-ride today! "A stunning follow-up to Not So Dead, Not So Gone takes us on a heart-pounding journey of modern terrorism and the heroes who rise to stop it. You'd be surprised how much you can do after your own death." -- Jo Niederhoff, San Francisco Book Review
Book #2 in the Detective Ryan Hamlin series. Retired homicide detective Ryan Hamlin is stunned when he receives a desperate call from his son Josh. Josh's fiancée is facing criminal charges. He begs his father to help exonerate her. The already strained relationship between father and son is tested when Ryan suspects his own son may be guilty of murder. Will Ryan's pursuit of justice uncover an ugly truth about his son? Or will Ryan discover that justice comes in many forms?
Remo Wolf is a Chicago Police Officer haunted by memories of his tour in Afghanistan. Alcohol and his partner, Bobby Lynch, help soothe the rough edges. When Bobby is killed in a late-night ambush, his troubles escalate. When the police discover Bobby’s slaying is not an isolated incident, Wolf is offered a chance at redemption as an undercover police officer to hunt those responsible for the assassinations. In an unnerving twist, someone releases a manipulated video which frames Wolf for murder and reveals his undercover identity. On the run, Wolf must outwit the police, the State’s Attorney’s office, and the assassins while searching for the only thing that can prove his innocence—the original video.
A murdered business partner. A hundred million dollars. A client who claims his innocence. Coop’s client is a renowned scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. The pending charge is the murder of his business partner, and a hundred million dollars provides the motive. As an arrest looms, the desperate client seeks Coop’s help to uncover the real murderer. All evidence points to the mild-mannered scientist. He asserts his innocence and begs Coop to uncover the clues the police overlooked. Coop and Annabelle, his faithful sidekick, work around the clock to sift through the evidence in search of anything to clear their client. As always, Coop’s loyal golden retriever, Gus, along with the sometimes meddling, but well-meaning Aunt Camille, support the investigative efforts. Connections are exposed, and suspects interrogated, but all the promising leads evaporate. Their determination wanes when they discover additional persuasive evidence against their client, causing Coop to doubt his instincts. With increased persistence, they unearth a damaging secret. A vital piece of evidence provides the thread that unravels the case, leading Coop to uncover the killer and the motive for murder. Dead Wrong is the third book in the award-winning Cooper Harrington Detective Novels, featuring Coop, a Nashville lawyer turned private detective known for his love of coffee, snarky t-shirts, and talent for solving cases. He, along with his faithful dog, Gus, and his right-hand assistan ...
Her beautiful face, serene and immobile, resting on her folded arm. Her long, luscious hair, undulating gently in the evening breeze. Her eyes half-closed, a hint of a smile on her pale lips, as if to welcome an unseen lover.
When the body of a young woman is found in her own backyard, a week after her disappearance, evidence leads investigators to a chilling conclusion. She is not the first victim of a serial killer no one knew existed. She most definitely is not the last.
FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett joins the local detectives assigned to the case and searches for answers in the intriguing investigation that offers a plethora of forensic evidence, yet no viable leads. When another body is found, the search intensifies, and details about the killer’s unusual signature emerge. He likes to stalk his victims before abducting them. He likes to show them a flash of what’s coming, a foreboding warning of their grim future.
At first, she caught a glimpse of a man, standing in the shadows, watching her.
She thought she saw his eyes, and the sight of them chilled her to the bone.
She saw his hands, and they were the hands of a killer.
She caught a Glimpse of Death.
Join smart, relentless Tess Winnett and her seasoned team on a heart-stopping hunt for a serial killer, who mercilessly takes lives, preying on young, unsuspecting mothers. Resou ...
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?
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.
Over 100,000 Susan May dark thrillers sold in 2016.
THREE BEST-SELLING NOVELS ALL IN ONE
A freelance writer is caught up in a mass killing spree. During an arson trial a couple reveals a terrifying, unbelievable secret. To save her son Dawn must repeat the most painful day of her life forever.
Readers have likened Susan May to Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Dean Koontz, Jack Finney (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), and Rod Serling (Twilight Zone). She's even been called the new Stephen King.
Now you can enjoy three of Susan May's novels, 1,000 plus kindle pages of unputdownable suspense at the value price of $9.99. Save $7 on individual book purchases. The Thriller Suspense Horror Box Set includes the international, bestselling suspense thrillers DeadlyMessengers, Behind the Fire and Back Again, with over 1,200 4 and 5 star Good Reads' ratings collectively.
Three massacres. Two detectives. One writer. Zero answers.
Freelance journalist Kendall normally writes fluff magazine pieces, until she scores an interview with a survivor of a horrific ...
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.
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.
Going back home again isn’t just hard, it’s murder. Emotionally adrift, lonely after his wife’s death, Boise Montague does the thing no one should ever do: he goes back home again. Boise remembered the Caribbean home of his childhood – in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands – as a paradise. But when his best friend is murdered and the case quickly buried by local police, Boise realizes how far paradise has fallen. With the aid of Dana Goode, a local reporter investigating the kidnapping of a real estate mogul’s daughter, Boise goes on the hunt for his friend’s killer. But he’ll find more than he bargained for – much more. Because in the once-sleepy island city of Charlotte Amalie, sun, sand, and surf have been replaced by madness, mayhem, and murder – and his friend’s death was just a warm-up. Going home again can literally be murder – especially when your home has changed from Heaven on Earth… to a Dark Paradise.
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in. After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later. When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting's history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one it is and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer's concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it all. Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal - and even kill - to find the missing paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive. Chill with a Book's January 2018 Book of the Month Winner of a Chill with a Book Readers' Award One of The Displac ...
*****Voted one of 50 self-published books worth reading, 2016*****
USA Today Bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you murder, mayhem, and a second chance at love! Mystery, food, and a Siamese cat named after Miles Davis, too.
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 Shaw 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? Whodunit? Get your copy of this fun fast-paced novella to find out!
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After surviving a bullet, Angelina Bonaparte was certain she could handle any case that came her way. But when her next client walks through the door with an unexplainable seven-figure inheritance after the death of her parents, the private investigator wonders if she's in over her head. After all, when she visits her client's family attorney, Angelina discovers yet another bloody crime scene.
With the help of her new flame, Angelina follows the clues into an underworld of war-plundered artifacts, stolen treasures, and deadly consequences. As their last lead grows colder, the PI must catch the killer before an endless cycle of murderous greed gets her client killed.
Cash Kills is the second book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like hard-as-painted-nails female detectives, historical mysteries, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s loaded crime thriller.
A collection of short stories, "A Therapeutic Death", blends mystery, crime, noir, and comedy. The pace is fast. The work mixes micro-fiction with longer pieces. This book is a heartfelt examination of life after war, while remaining a page-turningly-fun read. The violence is raw. The comedy is laugh-out-loud funny. The prose is tight and well-constructed. This entertaining collection will leave the reader satisfied but eager for more.
From USA Today Best Selling Author Delta James comes a breathtaking series where history, romance, and the paranormal converge. He's a respected DSI with Scotland Yard; she's a dishonored history professor running from a scandal. Five years ago, Rachel Moriarty was caught up in gossip that resulted in losing her job as a tenured professor. She's in London, focusing on building her exclusive tour business as well as her life. Michael Holmes enjoys great success and a certain amount of celebrity acclaim due to his name, his reputation, and his uncanny ability to solve the unsolvable. He is intrigued by the woman who bears the last name of his greatest literary rival. The veil between the worlds is weakening, something is trying to come through to bring its malevolence to a new generation. It’s found the key to unlocking the door, if only it can find a way to use Rachel’s innocence to re-enter this world. Can Holmes and Moriarty work together to finally put an end to the evil that was Jack the Ripper? ~~~ Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different - more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out ... you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows. Publisher note: Negotiation is a mystery romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only. Each book in the series is standalone with no cliffhanger endings.
Theft. Murder. Love Tested. A priceless Shakespearean First Folio is stolen from an English manor house. A man is dead. Oxford student Stephanie Cooper is drawn into the dangerous criminal world of art theft when she meets attractive young detective Luke Spencer. While her rock guitarist boyfriend tours Japan with the band, Stephanie and Luke's quest becomes personal as they follow an increasingly perilous trail that leads from Oxford to London, Paris and Venice. But when Stephanie takes an unnecessary risk, the stakes turn deadly. Can she stay alive long enough to expose the identity of the thieves, help recover priceless literary works and resolve her conflicted feelings for Luke and her boyfriend James? Finalist, 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards 'A suspense-filled thriller, packed full of twists and turns. Highly recommended.' The Wishing Shelf Honorable Mention, 2018 San Francisco Book Festival Finalist 2018 Reader's Favorite Book Awards - Young Adult Mystery
Dani Silver is the daughter of a legendary old con artist Leroy Amadeus Logan.
After conning her fiancé out of 1.2 million dollars, she’s hoping he’ll come after her.
Dani is going to set up the first self-financed long cons. With old members of Leroy’s gang, and new members of her own, Dani’s out to pull of some of the most outrageous crimes ever.
Dani starts the new business by taking down a crooked televangelist. Unfortunately, he’s not crooked and the plan goes off the rails. Can she keep her crew together long enough to find another mark?
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.
From Book 1: What a great murder mystery plot! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Fantastic book. Sudden twists that will leave you totally surprised. Loved it! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Would you save your daughters killer?
When Evie Butterworth faces every parents nightmare, the death of her daughter, the police are brought in to determine whether it was murder or manslaughter.
Heading the investigation is American homicide detective Bex Wynter, who has abandoned her own train wreck of a life to become head of a new investigative team in a brand new country. But not everyone welcomes an American to the London Met. Quinn Standing is having a hard time coming to terms with his failed promotion and an even harder time adjusting to his new boss.
As the team begin to peel back the layers to discover what really happened at Richmond Bridge, pressure builds from the media, the killers high profile father and Bexs tragic past. Will she be able to shake off her demons to bring justice to light?
Driven to Death is British crime with an American twist! If you like realistic crime fiction packed with suspense and filled with richly diverse characters, then youll love this page-turning mystery that will keep you glued till the end.
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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.
In an action-packed tale of secrets and lies in small town America, Chet Walker is a man forced to make decisions that will affect his future and the life of the woman he loves. Witness to a car crash and in receipt of a cryptic message from a dying man, traveling musician, Chet Walker, reaches the picturesque lakeside town of Lucky Shores. He faces hostility and suspicion from the locals and learns that the information he carries could unlock an eight-year-old mystery—it could also get him killed. Josephine Dolan, owner of the Lucky Shores diner, wants to bury her past. When Walker arrives with a message from her father, she doesn't want to hear it. She cuts him cold. When his life is threatened, Chet Walker learns the truth behind the saying, “no good deed goes unpunished.”
Based on a true story.
People on a remote Panamanian island are disappearing, and the local police are incompetent.
Who you gonna call?
When the love Seattle PI Catrina Flahertys life turns out to be a serial killer, she turns him over to the police and walks away from her business, home, and friends. She slinks off to Panama to recover from her broken heart.
Staying with Suzanne, a friend from the police academy, she meets colorful characters and observes the sometime bizarre lifestyle of the ex-pats. She is enchanted by the beauty and the wildlife, but when people start dying, its obviously the work of a serial killer. Cat is sucked back into her role as an investigator and the killer soon has her in his sights.
Can Cat discover the identity from a host of persons of interest before he gets her?
A 5-STAR MURDER MYSTERY THAT WILL KEEP YOU TURNING PAGES! A dead businessman and philanthropist . . . When Gordon Taylor is murdered, it falls in the lap of soon-to-retire Detective Ryan Hamlin to find the murderer. But he has no clues and no leads. A “perfectly legal” scheme that goes terribly wrong . . . In a chance conversation, Detective Hamlin uncovers a long list of suspects—all with something to hide—and all involved in a “perfectly legal” investment worth millions as long as no one in the company is convicted of Gordon’s murder. That’s when the finger-pointing and cover-ups begin. A twist you won’t see coming . . .
A GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL LAS VEGAS THRILLER Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re hunting for a killer. The girl When a beautiful, young girl is killed in the high-roller Pleasure Pit of the exclusive Scala Casino, the news reverberates for hours among the ritzy clientele. Before taking the stage where she found her death, Crystal was last seen boarding an unmarked helicopter for a late-night flight to an unknown destination. The money The stakes are high at the roulette table, and the players are hot-blooded. Among them, a stone cold killer watches, waits, and kills without leaving a single trace of evidence. Rien ne va plus but death. The game The name of the game is murder, and it doesn’t stop with Crystal’s demise. Anyone who threatens to expose the killer’s identity will soon find they’re being targeted. In Las Vegas, secrets can kill. Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their darkest secrets.
MYSTERY, HISTORY, AND ADVENTURE ON THE OUTER BANKS Underwater, everybody can hear you scream, but they can't tell where you are... Ketch is at it again in the magical Outer Banks of North Carolina, in this new adventure from the author of PORT STARBIRD and PORT OF REFUGE. It's a picture-perfect summer afternoon on a pristine beach near a ghost seaport on an uninhabited island. What could go wrong? But things do, when two bodies wash ashore and Ketch stumbles upon clues that lead to the sunken treasure of an old-time buccaneer off Portsmouth Island. Ketch isn't the only one who has an interest in the treasure, and it exposes both him and his adversaries to unexpected obligations and consequences. It seems everyone has to pay the port fee... Good guys and bad guys, boating and diving, a dash of romance, and a mysterious otherworldly presence all come together in THE PORT FEE, Ketch's most challenging adventure to date. If you're pining for John D. MacDonald and Travis McGee, Storm 'Ketch' Ketchum might be your guy. Like Hemingway's Old Man, he reveres his island and the sea; but unlike Santiago, he doesn't fish - and despite his solitary nature, he and his boatyard friends find themselves embroiled in coastal intrigue more often than not. If you read the Hardy Boys series as a kid; if you're a fan of the Outer Banks lore of David Stick, Judge Charles Whedbee, or Ben Dixon MacNeill; or if an ecological and literary juxtaposition of Barbara Kingsolver, Randy Wayne White, J ...
Sometimes a secret is all you have left. Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered---a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.. When the victim is identified as Sam Andie, a young African American man, Ngaire must investigate whether racial motives were behind the death. Meanwhile the forensic pathologist asserts that a police baton could easily have been the murder weapon. Or could Sam's death be connected to his girlfriend—a young woman convicted of a savage double homicide in the same week he disappeared? With files missing, memories hazy, and a strident false confession muddying the waters, Ngaire must sift through the detritus if she hopes to find the truth hiding deep beneath the lies.
Three Sisters introduces twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles in this entertaining new mystery series from best selling British author Helen Smith. Emily receives an invitation to a party in a large house at the end of her street, hosted by a mysterious troupe of circus performers. She accepts, despite her misgivings, because her dog has died and she needs cheering up. But when she witnesses a murder in the midst of the surreal entertainment, no one will believe what she has seen. Is Emily befuddled with grief at the loss of her pet? Or has something wicked happened in plain sight of all the party-goers? Emily and her eccentric neighbors attempt to discover the truth in a charming story that will have you giggling at every funny line.
Kapellmeister Joseph Haydn would like nothing better than to show his principal violinist, Bartó Daboczi, the door. But with the Empress Maria Theresa’s visit scheduled in three weeks, Haydn can ill-afford to lose his surly virtuoso. But when Bartó disappears—along with all the music composed for the imperial visit—the Kapellmeister is forced to don the role of Kapell-detective, or risk losing his job. Before long Haydn's search uncovers pieces of a disturbing puzzle. Bartó, it appears, is more than just a petty thief—and more dangerous. And what seemed like a minor musical mishap could modulate into a major political catastrophe unless Haydn finds his missing virtuoso. Advance Praise: "Elegantly written and plotted, the reader will be hooked from page one." New York Times Bestselling Author, Emily Brightwell "Vivid historical descriptions, intricate details, and a fascinating central character kept me turning the pages. Bravo!" Amanda Carmack, award-winning author of the Elizabethan Mystery Series "Will enthrall music lovers and mystery lovers alike." Kate Kingsbury, author of the Pennyfoot Hotel & Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries "Tustin occupies a unique niche in the historical mystery world with her debut novel, one which she clearly masters." Edith Maxwell, Agatha-nominated author of Delivering the Truth. "A standout in the genre of historical mysteries. An encore is requested!" Midwest Book Review
Welcome to Beyond, where the gravestones have no birth dates, and the residents are dying… A new series from the author of the popular Promise McNeal Mysteries…
Looking For Ona introduces Paula Vega, whose plan for surviving Atlanta’s brutal summer is to complete her latest steamy romance novel, send it to her editor, and camp out by the pool. Then her best friend, comic strip illustrator Ben Faraday, shows her a cryptic video staring his mother, who happens to be Paula’s editor, and pool lounging is off the table.
Instead, Paula and Ben drive to the North Carolina Mountains searching for a town on Lake Tuckahee where—after seventy years of being underwater—a mysterious island is rising, and the truth about a relative who died from not-so-natural causes. But before Paula and Ben can uncover the truth, they find that asking questions can be a dangerous pastime.
From Book 1: A KISS TO KILL FOR…
In Colleen Mooneys funny, romantic, delightfully meandering cozy mystery, you gon have a authentic Noo Awlins experience, dawlin! And a wild ride into the bargain.
Brandy Alexanders the real deal--yes, thats her real name and shes not even a stripper, although her best friend Julia is. Brandy still lives with her parents in the Irish Channel and shes sort of semi kind of engaged to the boy next door, whoswhat else?one of NOLAs finest.
In fact, Dante, the BF, is such a thoroughgoing New Orleanian he always manages Mardi Gras parade duty on his own block. So you'd think Brandy might be a little self-conscious when a suave smoothie in one of the gentlemens walking clubs mesmerizes her into a big fat Mardi Gras smooch right in front of him. But not a bit. Because after all, it's Mardi Gras, and also for another good reason that kiss was long, slow, hotunlike any kiss Id ever had in my life. She makes a date to meet Mr. Good Kiss after the parade (Yes! Right in front of Mr. Right Next Door) but horrors--arrives just in time to see him get shot. Although fortunately not shot dead. Before he passes out, he pulls her close and whispers, Save Isabella.
And then, in case you aren't yet in the carnival spirit, the fun begins. Youd think a mystery that begins with an eligible man taking a bullet might be a bit dark, but Colleen Mooney has something else in mindsomething like a screwball chase all over town, from ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Vanessa Storm thought her first week on the job as an FBI Special Agent in beautiful Hawaii would be about settling in. But she’s immediately sent to Hana on Maui's rain-soaked shore to find a kidnapped woman. Throw in arson, strident environmentalists bent on stirring up strife between local rights activists and foreign property developers, a chill local police lieutenant, a taciturn geologist, and top it all off with a rogue, unpredictable Homeland Security agent. The case becomes a labyrinth twisting through the jungles on Maui’s volcano. Vanessa knows this case will explode into an international incident and lives will be lost if she doesn’t find answers fast. “TORN ROOTS is wonderfully rich with plot and setting, but it was Mr. Bury's command of the story's pacing that impressed me most.”—Eden Baylee, author of Stranger at Sunset “I made the mistake of picking up this book and could not stop reading.”—Frederick Lee Brooke, author of Doing Max Vinyl “Made me feel like I was there in person!”—Sue Devers
When Al agrees to help Fergie find the missing son of one of their long-ago high school classmates, they head off to a ranch in the valley, where some wide open spaces still remain in Southeast Texas. He is okay with following Fergie’s lead in the case, for a change, and even with riding horses. But what he doesn’t expect is for the trail of the missing son to lead them into the path of one of America’s most violent gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13. They are vicious, tattooed career criminals, their lives devoted to machetes and guns. And this bunch is gearing up to wage war with other gangs—fighting, maiming, killing, and dying over their turfs, their colors, and their hand signs. Heaven help anyone in their way…and to do their job, Fergie and Al find themselves squarely in the way.
“How long must we suffer for the sins of our past?” Julia, brilliant yet humbled by cruelty and abuse, overcomes great disadvantage to become the richest person in ancient Rome. Living a double life, she wields power from behind the scenes to bring vengeance down upon those who wronged her. When her schemes ensnare Rome’s two greatest generals, Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Gaius Marius, Julia provokes civil war and condemns herself to suffer for the sins of her past.
Some things are worth killing for! Alexandria "Xandy" Caras was charged with murder--a mass murder. The charges were dropped; the case dismissed. Or was it? A serial killer with a "Moses Complex" is out for blood--Xandy's blood--and the blood of those who have sinned against the Ten Commandments. The bodies are piling up, and he's getting closer to his number one target: Xandy. Only her death will make it all stop, silencing the deranged killer who thirsts for far more than just revenge.
Chantal Pouliot, of the Quebec police force, is relegated to mind-numbing desk duty because of a case that went wrong six months earlier. A break comes her way in the form of a white-collar cyber-crime case, something she hopes will help restore her status as an undercover detective. The downside is having to collaborate with an RCMP team that will join her in Quebec City. When the safe, tedious job she envisaged turns to murder with a possible link to organized crime, Chantal is thrown back into the life she wanted, with Jeff Lafond by her side once again. But somebody is playing games with them, and that person is aware of her past. Is someone close to the investigation involved? What is the purpose of the game and how many people will the murderer sacrifice in the race to win it?
A killer lurks beneath the waves of the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Encinitas, the first attack submarine crewed by both men and women, stalks the Crescent Moon, a renegade Iranian sub armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But another predator hides aboard the American sub, a murderer who has already left a trail of dead women behind on shore. While the crew of the Encinitas plays a deadly game of hide-and-seek with the Crescent Moon, NCIS investigator Linus Schag must discover the killer’s identity before his – or her – blood lust leads to the submarine’s total destruction.
*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.
Violence strikes close to home for park ranger Tony Wagner when Blake and Jill Fisher are brutally murdered. Their teenage daughters, Christi and Terri, have vanished. Tony finds evidence that the kidnappers took the girls into the mountains rather than leaving by road. Widely scattered signs keep him looking until he finds a clear trail. FBI agent Wyatt Garret joins Tony as he tracks deep into the Rockies. The unstable, late spring weather is the least of their problems. And finding the girls is just the beginning. Tony faces the greatest challenges of his life. And the things he does to survive will change him forever.
GET A FREE PREQUEL TO THIS SERIES WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR NANCY'S NEWSLETTER (LINK INSIDE!) Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years, it's time! She’s moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they've been planning since high school. Life couldn't be better...and it's time to celebrate! Sadly, the celebration doesn't last long. Just three days before the diner is set to open its doors, Raquel is found murdered. And with no clear motive and little cooperation from the townspeople, Nora is thrown into a murder investigation that just may cause her to lose her own life. Death At A Diner is the first book in Nancy McGovern's popular culinary cozy mystery series, "A Murder In Milburn". Includes: * A delicious recipe straight from the pages of the book * A FREE bonus story * An offer for yet another free cozy mystery! The rest of the books in this series are also available on Amazon, either individually OR in a BOX SET! And they are ALL FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED!
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?
In November 1812, after a disastrous Season when Belle's unusual talent for sensing what's unseen lets her down and results in a man's death, a chance to atone for her past mistake sends her dashing to a haunted manor in the wilds of Cheshire, England, in the middle of a snowstorm. There, she meets the beastly Lord of the Manor and becomes embroiled in a mystery to unmask a killer. Belle struggles to use her uncanny, yet oft-times unreliable perceptions to uncover the truth about a man that everyone believes is guilty of high crimes, but whom her heart insists is innocent. A Christmas ghost story like none other, this Beauty and the Beast-inspired tale will captivate and enchant you until every dark secret is uncovered and all wishes come true.
When 18-year-old student Stephanie Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great aunt’s death, she discovers a painting thought stolen by the Nazis and destroyed during WWII, hanging in the home of the intriguing James Knox, guitarist with indie band, The Fury.
Now, as Stephanie gathers proof to unmask a thief and possible killer, she discovers that someone does not want her to uncover the secrets of her family’s past and that someone may kill to stop her.
A world famous Hollywood columnist is murdered. Meredith Ogden, the columnist's "legwoman" (assistant), must investigate who committed the crime and why. In the process, she is thrust into a world of celebrity threats, assaults and her own career uncertainty. "High profile" special cases detective T.K. Raymond is assigned to the case and with his help and that of a colorful cast of show business characters, Meredith navigates the muddy waters of murder and danger as she looks for the truth.
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!
How much should you lie for the man you love? Can you really know your ex husband? And how can suicide look like murder? Just three of the questions which confront barrister Sarah Newby, as she struggles to revive her legal career. Shaken by her second divorce and the murder of her former lover, Sarah wonders if all her relationships with men are doomed. Her admirer, Detective Terry Bateson, hopes not, but what if he, too, has a secret he’d prefer to keep hidden? And if Sarah’s client is innocent of murder, why has he told such obvious lies?
Four murders of staff who work in the same seedy nightclub, a shady nightclub owner and no clues as to who the murderer is, Detectives David Andrews and Paul Cameron are thrust together with two recruits from Northern Ireland, Cathy Edwards and Krista Nolan to solve the murders and bring to justice whoever was responsible for them. Personality clashes and strong physical attractions ensue between the four but they always maintain their strong professionalism. During the investigation, yet another member of staff is found murdered but the evidence is gathering and soon the guilty one is caught. But the case doesn’t end there. By the time the court hearing comes around, the accused has already devised a getaway plan. And the hunt is on…
A Gracie Andersen Mystery Novella. Gracie's vacation to Arizona to sort out her relationship with Deputy Marc Stevens immediately turns deadly. A battered body in a mountain stream, suspicious treasure hunters, and a missing teen are players in a dangerous drug cartel case. Her romantic life may fizzle as Marc focuses on the investigation, leaving her to explore on her own. A spur-of-the-moment hiking trip with her B & B hostess leads the pair to discover a crucial piece of evidence in an unmapped cave. That's when her vacation in the high desert heats up.
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.
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.
Inspired by his real-life experiences, award-winning humor author Rodney Lacroix takes you on a dark journey with his first entry into the world of dramatic literature in "The Sins of the Father." Sometimes, when lives are shattered, families destroyed and dreams obliterated, the only recourse is to put pen to paper. "The Sins of the Father" short-read chapter series is the raw emotion of a writer's catharsis, his therapy put forth in a fictional short story based on a catastrophic life event. Rodney J. Lacroix is typically known for his award-winning humor and comedy writing. But here, within the pages of this powerfully compelling story, he reveals a darker side. In "The Sins of the Father,"he gives you insight on what it's like to be trapped inside a horrific nightmare when you're neither the criminal nor victim. A memory of a true crime and hidden past decades old gives life to this short story, and the final outcome which serves as a resolution that can only live in fiction.
The brutal murder of her best friend sends Gwynn Reznick racing against the clock to find the assassins and stop a deadly conspiracy that threatens a catastrophic oil and gas disaster. Corruption, betrayal, murder and romance collide as horrifying events mount, and place Gwynn on the perpetrator’s radar—targeted for death.
Caitlin Strong wages her own personal war on drugs against the true power behind the illicit opioid trade in Strong from the Heart, the blistering and relentless 11th installment in Jon Land’s award-winning series. The drug crisis hits home for fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong when the son of her outlaw lover Cort Wesley Masters nearly dies from an opioid overdose. On top of that, she’s dealing with the inexplicable tragedy of a small Texas town where all the residents died in a single night. When Caitlin realizes that these two pursuits are intrinsically connected, she finds herself following a trail that will take her to the truth behind the crisis that claimed 75,000 lives last year. Just in time, since the same force that has taken over the opiate trade has even more deadly intentions in mind, specifically the murder of tens of millions in pursuit of their even more nefarious goals. The power base she’s up against—comprised of politicians and Big Pharma, along with corrupt doctors and drug distributors—has successfully beaten back all threats in the past. But they’ve never had to deal with the likes of Caitlin Strong before and have no idea what’s in store when the guns of Texas come calling. At the root of the conspiracy lies a cabal nestled within the highest corridors of power that’s determined to destroy all threats posed to them. Caitlin and Cort Wesley may have finally met their match, finding themselves isolated and ostracized with nowhere t ...
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 ...