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!
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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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 ...
Attorney Sabre Brown runs from a horrific assault and loses her memory of it with every step. When a dead man turns up in the same area, Sabre blames herself. Did she witness the murder? Or worse--did she kill him? Before Sabre and her private investigator, JP, can solve that mystery, a minor client, Angela, disappears near the murder scene. Sabre must find her. But as Sabre’s memory slowly returns, she realizes the killer may be coming for her next. Can she and JP find Angela in time to save them both?
Bones litter the street… A catastrophic flood in Ellicott City leaves more than damaged buildings in its wake: a human skeleton now lies scattered along Main Street. Did a colonial settler wash out of his grave? Or is it murder? As Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller and his team investigate, the descendants of James Ferring, a local business icon from a bygone era, become the focus, and Peller is sure they’re hiding something. There are clues aplenty. The gun shop owned by Chuck Ferring is a magnet for vandals and thieves. Art Ferring’s horse was gunned down by an unknown assailant. And the Colonial Bakery, the jewel in the Ferring crown, is the only possible source of the bones. The family has explanations for everything, until a double murder threatens to unravel their secrets. And now, someone lurking in the shadows will stop at nothing to prevent Peller from uncovering the truth. A thrilling crime drama, A Day for Bones is the fourth novel in Dale E. Lehman's Howard County Mysteries.
Only two days before the Headhunter takes another victim... Bristol, England. A killer is stalking the city streets, targeting beautiful young women, kidnapping them and then torturing them, before finally disposing of their decapitated corpses. He holds them for seven days, no more, no less, and the only clue the killer leaves is a fresh tattoo on their bodies. The police can't find him. In desperation, Detective Sean Bocksham and Dr Robin Sails enlist the help of Sutton Mills. Because for them it has become personal: the Headhunter's latest victim is Robin's sister, and Sean's cousin. Tall, dark and handsome, Sutton Mills is not a detective, a private eye, or a vigilante. When the police can do no more, when there is no one else to turn to, then people go to Sutton. He is a lover of puzzles and a diligent student of Art; a man living off the grid; a man with an uncanny ability to find things. Calling on all his resources, Sutton must chase this cunning and intelligent psychopath through the streets of Bristol and find Andrea…before her time runs out.
In California’s Wine Country, Someone Wants Lily Dead When Lily Callahan returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and U.S. Marshall Austin Jennings take cover. Money, fame, and love all come into play as motives when Lily and Austin try to find out who sent hired guns to kill Lily. The trouble begins soon after her beloved Aunt Lettie dies and leaves her estate to Lily—is it about the money? >>>Is Someone Trying To Replicate Lily's Soap Opera Murder? Is life imitating art? Lily’s trouble-making character in a long-running TV soap was recently killed by a paid hitman. Is a crazed fan trying to end Lily’s life as well as her acting career? Did her agent borrow a page from the script after Lily dismissed him? >>>An Old Flame Who Will Kill To Get What He Wants Lily’s surprised to find an old flame waiting for her when she returns home. Has he reached the point that if he can’t have her, nobody can? If it’s about an old love that’s become dangerous, the new one that propels Lily and Austin into each other’s arms won’t help. Life in small-town California wine country is a tangled vine of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. >>USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you the first book in the Calla Lily Mystery Series! Recipes Included Free to read in Kindle Unlimited
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?
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.
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.
After years of psychiatric counseling and group therapy, Private Investigator Brenda Corrino is finally ready to move on. The cases involving David Fanning and Mark Alexander are long behind her. Brenda was largely responsible for helping to secure Alexander’s conviction for several rapes, including her own. A few years later, she worked undercover to get Fanning to confess to the rape and murder of his own daughter. Brenda and her longtime boyfriend, Dr. Darren Crowe, are now engaged and planning their wedding. Her company, Asked and Answered Private Investigation is doing quite well. She has hired Ava, a retired police detective as a new investigator who has plenty of connections with her old unit, which always adds value. Everything is going great until Ava’s girlfriend, Ciara, a television reporter, goes missing while on assignment.
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.
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.
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.
If a serial killer is murdering your enemies, do you stop him?
Eileen Somers is flattered by a series of anonymous letters delivered to her floral boutique. The author rambles on about the past, mentioning places and things that feel familiar to her. She’s intrigued and wants to meet the secret admirer. Then he confesses to murder.
The vigilante Rest in Peace Killer has chosen Eileen as his latest victim. The loss of his first target, her married lover, makes Eileen’s life complicated. She struggles, hiding her grief, unsure if he really was murdered for her benefit. In the next confession, signed RIP, the killer makes it clear he will continue to eliminate her adversaries to give her peace of mind. Eileen sheds no tears over his second victim, but RIP’s attention is undesired.
Help is sought out and found in an unlikely location, a donut shop with an unusual weekly gathering. The crew, a group of murder enthusiasts which may or may not include a couple retired serial killers is clued into Eileen’s situation. None of them expected Rest in Peace to resurface. The crew knows more about the peace seeking killer than they let on. RIP’s clues, left in the secret admirer notes are there to decipher, if someone from the crew would read them.
Identifying a serial killer who walks among the ordinary shoppers in the mall seems impossible, but Eileen is desperate to stop his mission. Innocent or not, when he’s finished killing for her, Eileen will be his last ...
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.”
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?
A brand new female vicar. An accident-prone nun. Two friends. Two killings. Annabelle and Mary are best friends. But when one gets framed for murder, can the other one save her? Assigned to St. Clement's Church in an inner-city borough just outside Hackney in London, Reverend Annabelle Dixon brings an enthusiasm and drive to her clerical position that baffles her mentor, Father John, but which soon gains her fans and admiration. Annabelle is not your typical vicar, but her strengths prove to serve her, and those around her, very well. When Annabelle plans to meet her longtime friend, Sister Mary, a Catholic nun visiting from West Africa, at a local café, little does she know that she will soon find herself embroiled in a mystery of deadly design. Their meeting place is awash with horror, with Sister Mary standing in the middle, shaking, her hand over her mouth and a dead woman at her feet. Armed only with a note, a disappearing dart, vague hints, and a love of cake, this quick-thinking, quick-footed holy woman must gather the clues, pacify a detective, and find the real perpetrator before both she and her friend wind up in jail. Part Sherlock, part Father Dowling, Annabelle is a new kind of detective – one who sees the truth in the most unlikely places. If you love solving puzzles, then this suspense-filled, endearing, cozy mystery is just for you. Enjoy following our amateur sleuth as she careers around London. It will have you guessing until the very end!
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?
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.
Coop's case takes an unexpected twist when he discovers the dead body of his latest client. A newcomer to Nashville with a troublesome problem requests an emergency meeting with private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington. When she fails to keep her appointment, Coop and Annabelle, his faithful friend and assistant, become worried and go in search of their new client. Their hopes for a quiet Sunday are dashed when they discover her dead body. Coop and Annabelle find themselves immersed in the investigation, uncovering tenuous links to a handful of suspects. With the help of his loyal golden retriever, Gus, and meddling but well-meaning Aunt Camille, Coop works to untangle the web of connections to expose the motive and identity of the killer before anyone else is murdered. Deadly Connection is the second 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 assistant, Annabelle, work together to solve murder cases full of twists and turns. You’ll find a bit of humor, a dash of southern charm, a dog who is more like a furry best friend, plenty of comfort food, and murder, of course. If you enjoy complex characters with a few quirks and plots that keep you guessing, you’ll love Tammy L. Grace’s mystery series. Treat yourself to the first book in this fast-paced who ...
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 searching for a missing girl and the ruthless killers who snatched her. The girl: gone A teenage girl is boldly kidnapped from her school, minutes after her mother dropped her off. While a frenzied search begins, bringing together the entire police force of the city that never sleeps, for Detectives Baxter and Holt this isn’t a crime like any other; it is personal. The crime: audacious Stakes have never been higher, inside and outside the exclusive casino walls, where only the richest few dare to venture. Innocent lives are mere gambling chips, thrown on the table and lost with a nonchalant shrug in pursuit of the end game strategy: total control of the city. For the man with such unbounded ambition, no price is too high, no gamble too risky. Rien ne va plus but murder. The choice: impossible Detective Holt is faced with an inconceivable decision: sacrifice everything he holds sacred or jeopardize the life of an innocent girl. But the man holding all the cards in this game of life and death isn’t willing to negotiate; he’s only willing to kill. In Las Vegas, few things end well. Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their secret plans.
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.
#2 in the Dead Red mystery series What if your beating heart is the reason someone wants you dead? Like Janet Evanovich? Sue Grafton? You’ll love this humorous mystery series! When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla Bains decides a showdown is needed. Unfortunately, she arrives too late for that conversation---he’s lying in a pool of blood, stabbed with his own scissors. But someone is watching, and now a killer has targeted her for murder.
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….
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 ...
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 ...
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.
April, 2016. Eight bodies were found in less than four hours in Pike County, Ohio . Every significant member of a well-known family of Piketon, their ages ranging from 16 to 44, were shot execution-style inside of four different homes not far apart. Local, Federal and State law enforcement officers have swarmed the community, interviewing more than 50 people and combing the wooded areas surrounding the crime scenes. Sheriff Charles Ridley called the investigation one of the largest in Pike County history. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the massacre was “pre-planned” and “sophisticated.” He was immediately at 'the scene' in order to control the information. Motive was unknown. Suspects unknown. DeWine opined it was a "Mexican Cartel" hit due to a hydroponic grow operation. It was a diffusion of the truth. A wealthy Ohio businessman out of Cincinnati, Ohio offered a $25,000 reward to anyone with answers. But when the answers started to come, they only raised more questions. Fingers began to point, family conflicts grew, and before this crime was solved, one more local would be found dead. *This novel is fictional, but based on true events that happened in Pike County, Ohio, in April of 2016. The names and locations have been fictionalized. The conclusions contained in this work of fiction are purely the product of the author's imagination.
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.
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.
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.
Jared Pearce never wanted to go to the moon. After a twenty year career with NCIS, he thought he would become a small town cop. But Sequent Mining recruited his wife Karen with her PhD in Geology. And to entice her, they offered him an "obscene" salary to become chief of Lunar Enforcement. The worst thing any of his officers deal with is a drunken brawl. Then an unattended death turns out to be murder.
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!
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.
It’s 1925. Scarlet Haslewood is a con artist. Besides perfectly baked pastries and strong coffee, she has a fondness for stealing things. But she knows that stealing the most famous painting in the world would be pointless. After all, what can you do with it once the world finds out it’s missing? Hide it in your closet? She’d rather use that space for her hat collection. So instead of stealing the Mona Lisa, Scarlet’s going to sell it. But who is Scarlet Haslewood? How did she become a lying thief in the first place? And can a stranger on a train and a simple twist of fate change the life of a woman who twists the truth for a living? ________________________ More than just a good caper, Scarlet is the origin story that kicks off a new series: The Haslewood Mysteries. ABOUT THE SERIES: Set in 1920’s Europe, The Haslewood Mysteries follows the exploits of con artist Scarlet Haslewood as she employs her wit and charm to sniff out and stop other cons, grifters, and unsavory individuals. From Paris to the Riviera, London to Istanbul, join her for this fresh take on the historical mystery genre that should appeal to anyone who enjoys vivid descriptions, rich character development, and clever plot twists. (And the finest French pastries, of course). Pick up Book 1 today and get to know Scarlet's backstory before Book 2 arrives this spring! The Haslewood Mysteries. A journey begins. scarletcons.com
Laurel Beacham made working solo a personal success story and is known for her nerve, instincts, and ability to do whatever necessary to return each priceless masterpiece safely intact. As the world’s leading art recovery expert, she’s thwarted more heists than the average law enforcement professional. Museums applaud her skills. Thieves admire the cunning way she operates. Her last job landed her the head position over the London branch of Beacham Foundation, but bringing one case to a close only opened a bigger one. More importantly, the new case inextricably ties her to Jack Hawkes, a man smart enough to be her equal but who keeps her trust meter firmly in the red zone. Trying to stop a rumored heist of the century, the pair leap headlong into a plot that gets more dangerous and illusive by the minute. The clock counts down as the bodies and forgeries stack 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.
Imagine if you were the first and only female police detective in Acapulco, investigating crime in a city both breathtaking and deadly. Mexican drug cartels battle for control and politicians are bought with blood money. The detective squadroom reeks of machismo. The lieutenant is a dirty cop who has trapped you into silence. That’s the situation for Detective Emilia Cruz in CLIFF DIVER, the first book in the sensational police procedural series taking the mystery scene by storm. Unexpectedly put in charge of the investigation when her lieutenant is found dead, Emilia uncovers the lieutenant’s sordid sexual past as well as his role in a kidnapping double-cross and counterfeit money scheme. Reputations are threatened by her discoveries and truth is for sale. Emilia becomes a pawn in an ugly game of power and corruption played by Acapulco’s ambitious mayor and the powerful police union. Rival police detectives try to sabotage Emilia’s investigation. Their ringleader is a prime suspect. A norteamericano hotel manager, Kurt Rucker, has some helpful advice for Emilia but the heat between them is too hot to handle. Feeling like one of Acapulco’s famous cliff divers hoping not to crash on the rocks below, Emilia must choose between truth and survival. But no matter what choice she makes, she won’t be ready for the shock of the water. And neither will you. “Consistently exciting . . . A clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers ea ...
She fought to leave her past behind her, but for Charlotte, there is no escape. New Orleans Homicide Detective, Charlotte Pierce, was on the hunt for a sadistic serial killer who was known for slicing his prey, when she nearly became his ninth victim. In an effort to leave her past behind her, she walked away from her profession to start a new life, until a copycat killer hit too close to home. Now Charlotte must work with the department to find the killer and put this nightmare to rest once and for all, but that means facing her demons and reliving the trauma she's tried so hard to forget. When people close to her start dying, she knows she's going to be next. Charlotte refuses to be another victim. She won't let it happen. Never again. This book is intended for readers ages 18 and older. It contains graphic language and emotional scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.
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.
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 mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero can't ignore his duty and his personal moral compass. This gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists and surprises. It features a cast of interesting characters, including several strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer who shares Jake's admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down and the danger level increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries, suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters, witty dialogue and a little romance too. On sale in over a dozen countries around the world. Be the first among your friends to read it. Fans of Kindle Unlimited will be happy ...
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!
A wronged assassin seeks revenge.
A global conspiracy unfolds against America.
Dan Roy is an elite black ops warrior. The kind Washington looks to when all avenues are closed, and action is the only option.
But in his latest mission, Dan uncovers a plot that threatens to destroy him, and everything he has ever believed in...
With his back to the wall, Dan must fight back.
Time is running out, and as Dan discovers more of the plot, he realizes one thing crystal clear - failure is not an option.
"A Slam Dunk! Non stop action!" Kelly Watley
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If you like Baldacci, Reacher and Mitch Rapp, you will love Dan Roy.
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Iraq, 1991: Operation Desert Storm. In a terrible friendly fire incident, a U.S. helicopter massacres a small convoy of American MPs. Among the dead: a mysterious American civilian engineer discovered by the soldiers behind enemy lines. San Diego, CA, 1993: A freelance journalist is hired to write a story about a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead engineer's widow against the government and the defense contractor he worked for. The problem: the government insists the lawsuit does not exist, and the contractor claims the engineer did not work for them. Worse, someone is willing to kill to keep it that way. Peter Brandt, the war-scarred journalist hero of Empty Places, returns in this story of greed, betrayal, and government secrets. Can Peter expose the truth without becoming another victim of the wartime tragedy?
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.
No good deed goes unpunished as Gracie Andersen, owner of Milky Way Kennels learns. Who knew offering hospitality and volunteering at the library would land her in a murder investigation? A valuable Civil War knife, one very frozen body, some "funny" accounting, and a mysterious stalker are adding up to big trouble for the Deer Creek Library. Gracie is determined to track down the murderer during the worst cold snap in 75 years. With a growing suspect list, Gracie and her precocious Labrador, Haley are on the trail of an elusive cold-blooded killer. The winter temps are brutal in Deer Creek, but things really heat up when Gracie Andersen discovers one very frozen body along with accounting irregularities at the Deer Creek Library. She soon finds out that no good deed goes unpunished as she and her Lab, Haley track down a cold-blooded killer.
One determined detective. One thorough medical examiner. And the serial killer that brings them together. Connecticut State Police Detective Wesley Dawson will stop at nothing until this maniac serial killer is locked up and put away for good. With bodies piling up and his older sister living on the streets, Wes refuses to let anything get in his way. The crimes are gruesome, and nobody is safe with a vicious killer on the loose. Medical examiner Ali Jenson is the best in the business, but even these cases are too brutal for her. The deaths are beginning to get to her. Ali's strength and courage won't falter; she'll do everything she can to help Wes. But when the killer starts hitting a little too close to home, the stakes are higher than either of them ever imagined. With time running out, can they take down the killer before it's too late?
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!
My wife died in my arms, the victim of a nameless killer's bullet. I should have died with her. But God had other plans for me. Fifteen years later, I'm back where it all happened. I just want to forget, but the past won't leave me alone. Now, I'm asking a woman who I left broken-hearted twenty years before to catch my wife's killer. I'm Father Tom Greer, a Catholic priest, and I'm playing with fire.
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.
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.
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?
"I come from a long line of idiots." Those were the last words his father uttered before dying, and from what he knew of his family tree and the unfortunate end that came to so many of his ancestors, Del Honeycutt couldn't disagree. What he didn't know was that his family held dark secrets--secrets that were about to come crashing down upon him. A seemingly innocent date gone tragically wrong plunges Del into a web of murder, lies, greed, and a hidden fortune dating back to a crime committed 85 years earlier by his great-grandfather. Accompanied by Sabrina, the sister of Del's brutally murdered date, a violent journey of discovery and fear begins. Pursued by vicious killers intent on eliminating anyone with knowledge of the 85-year-old crime, their only hope of survival is to find the reason behind the original crime and why, decades later, someone is still willing to kill to keep it hidden. But Sabrina is concealing a monstrous lie of her own. Is she who she says she is? By the author of the Amazon bestselling thriller Wisdom Spring.
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?
Making chocolate is a labor of love and an age-old art. As a connoisseur of the sweet, creamy stuff herself, Blaise is excited to be working at an exclusive confectioner’s shop, run by a woman whose reputation for being a creative chocolatier is legendary. Madeline Foss’s past might be murky and slightly dark, but her chocolate is delicious. And nothing says love like chocolate. Or at least, that’s what Blaise has always believed. But when her new boss ends up dead, she quickly realizes that nothing says murder like jealousy and ambition. And there isn’t enough chocolate in the world to overcome a savage intent.
Sam is a ninth grade girl trying to enjoy her first year of high school. Sam knows she has Down syndrome but she doesn't feel different; even though other kids sometimes treat her that way. Sam's new adventure involves a mini family reunion, exploring the interesting spaces of a retired military base and learning how hard it can be to "do the right thing". Challenges and new mysteries are all chronicled in Sam's private journal. In this book, Sam discovers that being yourself isn't just about what people can see; sometimes what you can't see is the most important part.
#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!
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.
A simple heist at a hardware store uncovers a brutal crime spree leaving a police officer dead, several innocents murdered, and the small Oregon town of Sweet Home shaken to its core. Veteran police officer Lacey James answers the call. The robbery suspect has fled, but the items she finds inside the car at the scene raise the hackles on the back of Lacey’s neck: a hammer, a tarp, zip ties, and a stolen gun. This discovery pushes her suspicions to an all-time high and has her questioning what dark and dangerous crimes this man may be involved in? Eden Mills is smart, kind, and fun-loving. Not the kind to make enemies or run away. But Eden has a stalker, and when Lacey discovers that Eden is missing, possibly kidnapped, there is plenty of reason to fear the worst. As Lacey peels back the layers of the suspect’s crimes, her pursuit of the truth leads to unthinkable tragedy. A colleague is dead. Her suspect isn’t talking. And time may be running out for Eden. Can Lacey find her before one man’s obsession destroys more lives?
Murder. Mayhem. A madcap lady vicar. In the village of Upton St. Mary, gossip arises as word spreads that a body has been found in the woods. Once the investigation begins, the forensic team finds that it has been there for years. But the question remains: who was buried there all those years ago?
National bestselling author Diane Vallere delivers your new favorite fashionable amateur sleuth! Join Samantha Kidd as she trades high fashion for dirty laundry and learns a great wardrobe isn't enough to turn her life around, let alone catch a killer. She expected the fashion industry to be ruthless. She wasn't prepared for it to turn deadly. Ready to redesign her life, style expert Samantha Kidd accepts a job in her Pennsylvania hometown as a trend specialist. But her first day goes completely A-line when she stumbles across her legendary boss dead in the elevator. And after the body disappears, she can't help but pull on the mystery's thread and unravel an entire wardrobe of suspects. Supervising her deceased employer's vogue competition, Samantha tries to hem in a sexy shoe designer and countless ego-driven creatives to stitch together the clues. But when her own name appears on the police's suspect list, the sleuthing fashionista's days on the catwalk could be numbered. Can Samantha put a killer in the spotlight before she's sewn up for a crime she didn't commit? "Designer Dirty Laundry is well-written, engaging and just a great read. Start the series and continue on. You’ll be glad you did." ~Sally, Reviewer "Designer Dirty Laundry is amazing. I was hooked from the first sentence and had to read Designer Dirty Laundry in one day, because I couldn't put it down. It's that good!" ~Jane Reads Designer Dirty Laundry is the first book in the feel-good Samantha Kidd Killer Fa ...
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
After finagling a job on board an outer space cruise ship, Sylvia Stryker is ready to explore all that outer space has to offer. With a private room in the staff quarters, her robot cat by her side, and the responsibilities of uniform management, she couldn't be more thrilled--until she discovers the second navigation officer dead in the inventory closet. Neptune, the head of ship security, finds Sylvia's presence to be the most suspicious part of the incident, but despite his efforts to pin the murder on Sylvia, she won't accept how the clues are unfolding. Juggling red shirts, white lies, and little green men, Sylvia has to expose a murderer or trade the expanse of outer space for a much smaller space...behind bars. Fly Me to the Moon is the quirky first mystery featuring uniform lieutenant Sylvia Stryker. If you like unique characters, adventurous plots, and cool space fashion, you’ll love Diane Vallere’s entertaining interstellar series.
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 ...
Dig in and hold your breath! This gripping terrorism thriller and serial murder mystery will not let you go When Trans Air Flight 88 is hijacked on approach to Kennedy Airport, warning bells ring in every agency in the country. For the passengers and crew the most terrifying hours of their lives unfolded. The hijacking ends with the deaths of the terrorists. The hostages who live are freed, and everyone believes the nightmare is over....but for NYPD lieutenant Raymond Hyte and the surviving hostages, it is just the beginning, as a serial killer stalks the streets of New York, murdering all the surviving passengers and challenging Raymond Hyte to stop the killing? Can Hyte stop the killer before he murders everyone who was on Flight88? The battle between the ingenious murderer and the master policeman rages across New York five boroughs until it reaches its unexpected its climax.
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 ...
"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
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.
Temple, Texas Police Detective, Barry Marshall hunts for a hardened serial killer with the ultimate endgame, one intended to strip Marshall of everything he holds dear—his career, his wife Erin, and his reputation. Unbeknownst to Marshall, the killer had dated Erin years ago, and seeing Marshall with her pushes him over the edge. Determined to punish Marshall for stealing his beloved, the killer plays a deadly cat-and-mouse game of murder. As the body count rises, Marshall is forced to face his worst nightmare.
Kindred spirits Makenna Reagan and Kenzie Reese have been best friends since college. There is nothing one would not do for the other. So when a car wreck lands Kenzie in the hospital, Makenna agrees to pose as her friend on a photo assignment for Now Magazine. Skeptical at first, she is quickly enchanted by the beautiful White Mountains and the captivating man she meets on the plane. This crazy scheme just might work!
But impersonating her friend comes at a price. A car tries to run her off the road… a stranger delivers cryptic messages for ‘her father’… an armed assailant follows her. Kidnapped and mistaken for Kenzie, Makenna realizes her dearest friend has dark secrets in her past. Long before learning of the connection to organized crime and political corruption, Makenna knows they are both in serious trouble.
No one is who they claim to be. Not Kenzie, not the handsome and charming Hardin Kaczmarek, not the odd couple who has befriended her. Not even Makenna herself. Determined to protect her friend at all costs and get back home to Texas, Makenna knows trusting the wrong person could prove fatal.
Interwoven with mystery and intrigue, this powerful saga of best friends, loyalty, love, and belonging is the first book of the Mirrors Don’t Lie Mystery Series. A romantic suspense novel full of danger and delight.
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The glamorous heiress to one of London's wealthiest fortunes is reported missing. Her desperate parents haven't heard from her since she attended a high-society function at the Dorchester. Case-hardened pragmatist, DCI Trent Chambers, is less convinced her disappearance is cause for concern.
But then the body of a young woman is discovered. Bound. Gagged. Tortured. Murdered.
Media speculation grows frenzied. Powerful political interests pile impossible pressure on an already stretched Met Police Command. Dubious decisions stalk the investigation.
As intensity increases, DCI Chambers must fight to stay focused and follow the investigation wherever it leads. Even if that's into the dark heart behind London's carefully manufactured façade.
But he knows he must move quickly. All evidence suggests the depraved killer will surely strike again. Soon…
Sometimes the dead come back to speak. Eleven years ago, a body was found days after a woman calling herself Charlene Browner checked into a motel. No possessions. No cause of death. No next of kin. It is almost as though she'd never existed. A strange accident on a lonely road launches Sheriff August Melville on a journey into Canyon County's past. Charlene was on the run -- but from what? As Melville delves deeper into the cold case, he discovers a sinister connection. The past isn't really gone. It's merely prelude for what's to come. Can Melville solve the case? Or will he meet the same fate as Charlene years before?
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?
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 ...
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.
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
A long-buried secret that was never meant to be uncovered could suddenly put a target on both Detective Mark Friessen and Billy Jo McCabe. “No matter how much you think you want to know about something, sometimes the truth is worse.” Catlou Twenty-five years ago, Billy Jo was born to a meth addict and spent her first few months being weaned off the drug. Labeled a difficult baby, she was bounced from foster home to foster home. Later, she was called trouble, a runner, and was accused of starting fires and stealing. She pulled a knife on one foster brother and threatened to bash in the head of another, then spent time in jail by the age of fifteen. That was before she pulled a gun at a gas station and was adopted by Chase McCabe. Her file was then sealed. However, Billy Jo feels growing resentment for the woman responsible for her first fifteen years of hell, the one who tossed her away as if she were garbage. That has her seeking out leads as to where her real mother is, her last known whereabouts based on the sealed file she isn’t technically supposed to access. But following the rules is not something Billy Jo is known for, especially not when she’s playing amateur detective, asking about a woman who evidently doesn’t want to be found. Before long, Detective Mark Friessen shows up on her doorstep after someone files a complaint against her, warning her about harassing the locals. But then Billy Jo finds herself terrorized by someone determined to stop her from u ...
Who killed Judge Shaw Buchanan aka “the hanging judge,” on the day of his wife’s funeral? When Harper Buchanan, the judge’s estranged daughter, witnesses her father’s murder in the small town of Barley, New Hampshire, she promises to find his escaped killer. She hires local private investigator, Finn O’Rourke to track down the shooter. Soon, they are working together, and Harper finds herself drawn to Finn’s looks, smarts, and self-reliance. But she’s fallen for the wrong type of man before. She vows not to repeat her mistake and to keep their relationship professional. Finn does his best to deal with their growing chemistry by focusing on the job. But when someone attempts to kill Harper to prevent her from uncovering the identity of her father’s murderer, his goal changes. Harper’s protection becomes Finn’s full-time priority, even though it means risking his life for a woman who may never love him.
BLACK DIAMOND DEATH: Enter the world of Sloane Monroe in Black Diamond Death... On the slopes of Park City, Utah’s newest ski resort a woman is found dead. At first glance, it has all the makings of an accident. But what if she was murdered? Although skeptical, PI Sloane Monroe takes the case and learns not everyone is who they seem, and some will go to any lengths to protect their identity. SINNERMAN: PI Sloane Monroe has solved every case that’s come across her desk with the exception of one—the brutal murder of her sister Gabrielle. Three years have passed without a trace of the serial killer until today, when a young woman’s body is discovered on a patch of dirt in front of the local supermarket. Will Sloane exact her revenge before Sinnerman slays his next victim, or will she be too late? I HAVE A SECRET: It’s been twenty years since PI Sloane Monroe has returned to her hometown of Tehachapi, California, but when a former classmate is stabbed and tossed overboard during the high school reunion cruise, Sloane isn’t about to allow a murderer to run free in her own backyard. But in a town where everyone is harboring secrets, how many more men will die before she discovers the truth?
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.
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.
A seemingly ordinary man, with no enemies is found dead in Tersel Woods, with no identification, not even a mobile phone. Clearly someone wanted him dead, but why? Faukon Abbey CID officers, DI Greene and DC Ford and their friend Carter, a journalist at the Abbey Chronicle uncover all hidden tragedies, murder being just one. They find out what really happens behind the elegant facades - where crimes go unseen and unreported because they don't happen to people like us - - Or do they? And what happens when Pandora's box is opened, and revenge is unleashed.
A traditional detective story, a classic whodunit. A tale of deep hidden secrets of so called love, set in a small town of Faukon Abbey near Exeter, in Devon, England.
Join Greene, Ford and Carter to London, Exeter, the Scilly Isles, Penzance, Greece and back to uncover all the hidden secrets and find out who actually did it and why!
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.
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 GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL CRIME NOVEL 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 crime: audacious In a glamorous Las Vegas hotel, in front of hundreds of witnesses and under the lenses of countless video surveillance cameras, a young girl is brutally murdered. What promises to be a quick and easy investigation soon becomes a nightmare. The most recorded crime in Vegas is missing one key protagonist, the killer. The forensics: stupefying A crime-scene fingerprint unleashes dozens of unsettling questions instead of providing answers. Was this a murder for hire? In the politically-charged case, the scenario seems plausible; the victim’s secret life could’ve been the obstacle in an ambitious politician’s path. As the investigation unspools the well-concealed secrets surrounding the girl’s life, Baxter and Holt attract the attention of someone desperate to keep history’s terrible secrets buried. The truth: shocking A testimony from beyond the grave turns into a death warrant for the two unrelenting detectives. While they expose a connection with the victim’s distant past that could hold the key to catching her killer, they must learn to rely on each other to survive. Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with ...
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?
What would you do if someone murdered your child, but the justice system let you down? Kathryn Walters is faced with this dreadful decision when her daughter, Shelley, is found dead in her boyfriend's flat. Despite the best efforts of the Crown Prosecution barrister, Sarah Newby, it seems possible that the boyfriend, David Kidd, may be acquitted. Should her family tolerate this? Or seek their own form of justice through revenge? Sarah Newby finds herself defending a client who is not only reluctant to give evidence on her own behalf, but also refuses to explain why she chose Sarah to defend her in the first place ...
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?
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.
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.