Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, and gore-free small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller.
When Declan and his uncle Seamus find a dead woman in the master closet of a house for sale, Seamus hopes that means he'll get a deal...but private detective Charlotte Morgan is more interested in why the body has a note pinned to its chest: Where are you going to keep YOUR clothes?
"This is my favorite book of the series! Just when u think they can’t get better they do! ...I loved this book and series. You can read this as a stand-alone but the whole series is fantastic. Take an afternoon away from life and escape into crazy Pineapple Port! I couldn’t put it down!" ~ Audrey Armstrong ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When another body with a second note is found at a listing held by the same real estate agency, Charlotte is hired to find out who's trying to ruin them. The handsome owner of the agency has a way with the ladies... is one of his jilted lovers out to demonstrate just how angry a woman scorned can get?
Too bad Charlotte's neighborhood "moms," Mariska and Darla, can't help with this mystery --- they're on a treasure hunt bound to cost them their weekend... and maybe their life!
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Màiri Maguire teaches in top schools all over the world, but on days like today she wishes she had never left Glasgow! 8:10 a.m. on 15th August 1970. They’ve only been in Paris one evening. but this morning Lianna is in jail, charged with murder. And Màiri is being hunted by murderous villains. How could she have guessed that travelling outside Glasgow would be so dangerous? Will this Irish lass from Scotland ever again see her comfy home in Merrylea, her loving sisters Morag and Katriona? Will she ever play again in the park with her 10 year old nephew Niall? Major Peverel is practically glued to Màiri's side. Respected by the gendarmerie, shrouded in secrets, who is the Major? Is he truly Màiri's friend - or does he have other reasons for watching her so closely? Who really killed the corrupt taxman for whose death Lianna has been framed? Màiri has only 6 days to find the murderer. Can she free Lianna in time? Or must she choose between her friend's freedom and her own livelihood… if she’s still alive to make a choice
★★★★★ Casi McLean never fails to bring it in such enchanting ways, and her ability to put the reader smack in the middle of the action (and believe me, there’s plenty to be had here), puts her at the top of my to-read list every single time she releases a new title. ––A Kindle Customer ★★★★★ Timeless Secrets has all the components of a number one bestseller – fantasy, time-traveling, mystery – as well as including the complexities of the human condition and the story will delight the reader in every way. I’ve read several other of her fantastic stories, but this may be the best one yet. Bravo, Ms. McLean, for this riveting page-turner. Five golden stars were awarded – I wish it could be ten. ––Susan Ricci ★★★★★ This story is captivating I read it in one sitting ! It’s fun , suspenseful and keeps you guessing! I loved it! ––Jennifer H. Ong Searching for antiques in the North Georgia foothills, the Holloway sisters never expected to discover a bony hand protruding through the ground––or an antique watch that would spiral them through time. From USA Today and Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, comes another gripping time travel mystery to keep you hugging the edge of your seat. To Raine Holloway, the idea of time travel existed only in fiction––until her antique shop search leads her to Abingdon Manor, an abandoned property in the North Georgia foothills. When the old barn loft collapses beneath her feet, the fall reveals an antique watch that changes Raine’s life forever. ...
Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do! That's right! Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog. It must be puppy love! It's doubly embarrassing since she's a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid. Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame. Is this bad boy a bad bet?
Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller. Every book in the series can be read as a standalone.
Charlotte hunts a killer with a curious cookie-cutter calling card who seems to be out to impress the local true-crime podcaster. The work keeps her from concentrating on the fact her boyfriend has been acting strange...it seems Declan is ready to make a few major life decision.
Meanwhile, Mariska and Darla take over a local restaurant while the owner's out of town, and can't help but add a few things to the menu… bad idea, since the owner belongs to a true crime club that roots for the killers...
Mix in an earbud-wearing puppy, a starry-eyed deputy, and white-knuckle action and you'll find yourself wanting to move to Pineapple Port...again!
"I will usually binge-read an entire cozy mystery series even if I just "like" the series. I started off just liking Pi ...
Life was never going to be the same again…friends had become family and strangers became friends…all in the midst of a storm like no other and the aftermath that no one could have ever predicted. Jess and Max find their relationship takes an unexpected and life-changing turn…Brian decides on a risky mission that no one can talk him out of…and Sara struggles with the knowledge that among those responsible for the terror of the last year are a few who have ties to the tragedy in her past that is never far from her thoughts. After the Storm is the final book in the Home to Clare Harbor series...an ongoing story of family, friends, and strangers who come together at a time when the unknown is their greatest enemy…and their hidden sanctuary is their greatest defense.
Rhee Abbott is a reluctant witch with powers that never seem to do what she wants. But her new job as manager of the Drake's Rest Inn is her chance to start over with the normal life she has always yearned for--until she finds a dead body in a guest room just days before the Inn's grand opening. Even worse, she discovers that the dead have begun to talk to her when the victim's ghost begins to follow her around wanting her to find his killer. This is not the new beginning she was planning, but she's afraid she will have solve a murder or find a new definition of the word "normal."
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?
Make a wish for ... murder? When reporter Roland Bean turns the big three-oh, his wife throws him, and his fraternal twin sister Robyn, a huge birthday bash. The festive occasion is lively and fun until a fight between his sister and her boyfriend ends the night on a sour note. Beanie decides to console Robyn but almost hits a man staggering in the road as he drives to her townhouse. A man who turns out to be Robyn’s boyfriend and what’s worse, he’s been shot. The boyfriend’s dying words shake Beanie to his core: Robyn ... shot ... me. Refusing to believe his twin sister killed a man, Beanie vows to use his investigative skills to prove her innocence. He discovers plenty of suspects as he delves into the doctor’s dirty dealings, but can he solve the case before the killer makes him the next victim? Happy Birthday Murder is a cozy murder mystery novel. With lots of clues and red herrings, it features plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end! Get your copy today!
My name is Naida Griffith and I’m a sorceress. I actually found that out not too long ago. I’ve lived with an undefined something burning in my belly for a while, feeling as if something wasn’t quite right under my skin. Then, on my eighteenth birthday I started getting headaches. Bad ones. And random stuff started following me around. Recently I was approached by a group called the Société of Dire Magic to become Keeper of the Artifacts. A magical librarian. Given that magical artifacts have taken to following me around, I decided I might have an aptitude for the job. So I said yes. But in the first few days, I’ve been flogged by flip flops, bludgeoned by gnomes, and discovered a corpse in a suitcase. Then there’s the woman who’s supposed to be training me. She’s…interesting. Will I survive the training long enough to get the job as artifact librarian? You might as well ask me if a caterpillar gets manis or pedis. Who knows? But I know one thing for sure. This gig is hard. I’m going to do my best to succeed. Or die trying.
Dog Gone is the Tale of Two Tail-Chasers Private investigator Dev Haskell’s new lady friend Maddie comes with strings attached: the loosely-knotted tie of her short black silk kimono, and the leash to Morton, her handsome Golden Retriever. It’s always a sexy mystery when Dev’s on duty, but this caper takes a turn toward buddy adventure when Dev agrees to pet-sit. On their first evening stroll, Dev and Morton are charmed to meet the lovely Princess Anatasia, a purebred Standard Poodle angling for Best In Show title in the Blessington Kennel Club competition the Super Bowl of regional dog competition. But when the princess’ owner gets in a tussle with a local gambling heavyweight, Dev steps in to help, and the prim and proper world of show dog competition is revealed to be, above all, a competition, plus a big attraction for professional gambling! And these guys are playing for high stakes.
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 ...
When you pull up stakes, make sure you don’t get stabbed in the back. Self-taught in the arcane arts, hedgewitch Selena Marx is comfortable doing divination for West Los Angeles’ anxiety-ridden housewives, lawyers, and aspiring actresses. Her biggest challenge? Avoiding Lucien Dumond, leader of the Greater Los Angeles Necromancers’ Guild, who views her as fresh meat to add to his harem of slavishly devoted groupies. Selena’s not interested in the slimy, celebrity-schmoozing sorcerer, but nobody turns Lucien down without consequences. When he threatens to fit her with magical cement shoes and drop her off the Santa Monica Pier, Selena’s Tarot cards point her to Globe, Arizona, for a new home, a new shop, and a cursed pet cat. Just as she’s settling in and meeting the locals — including Calvin Standingbear, hunky chief of the San Ramon Apache tribal police — Lucien tracks her down…and promptly disappears. When his body turns up on tribal lands, it’s up to Calvin to investigate. Starting with Selena. And when one of Lucien’s acolytes is killed, traces of dark magic and cryptic warnings from the spirits send Selena and Calvin in a race against time — before a too-close-for-comfort evil cuts her own life short.
Psychic Cass Donovan must uncover the truth about long-buried secrets and recent murders to bring peace to a troubled spirit and bring justice to a flesh-and-blood killer . . . When the spirit of Ophelia Wilson turned to clairvoyant Cass Donovan for help, Cass was able to prove Ophelia’s innocence in the century-old murders of her family members—and solve a contemporary murder in the process. But Ophelia’s spirit has returned, this time angrily demanding that Cass expose the identity of whoever did kill her family. And then eerily, two descendants from the Wilson family tree are murdered, suggesting that Ophelia has the power to meddle in modern-day events to satisfy her rage. As Cass struggles to solve the two recent murders and unravel the sparse clues about murders from a hundred years ago, she and those around her begin to suffer Ophelia’s wrath—including an attempt on the life of one of Cass’s closest friends. Relying on all of her own psychic powers, Cass has to confront the spirit’s hunger for vengeance and track down a merciless killer before she becomes the next victim of both . . .
Laurel Benson is a loyal and dedicated nurse. She may be petite, but she’ll take on anyone who threatens her patients’ safety and well-being. That feisty protectiveness creates problems when a hit and run victim lands in the ER and Police Detective Cade Resnick arrives to investigate. There’s no denying the sparks between these two, but their professions put them at odds. As Cade zeroes in on his suspect, Laurel won’t make it easy for him, not while the suspect is under her care. More than once, these two clash when Cade’s quest for justice collides with Laurel’s concern for her patients. Come along on the start of a new series and meet the staff and professionals who give Texas General Hospital its heart. There’s never a dull moment in the ER, or in the lively college town of College Station, Texas! From the best-selling author of The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, Mirrors Don't Lie Series, and The Spirits of Texas Cozy Mysteries, enjoy a fresh approach to quick cozy reads, some dedicated to mystery, some to romance. Welcome to Texas General Cozy Cases!
A suspenseful race against the clock thriller and a frantic exploration through Eastern Europe, as a worried father desperately searches for his missing wife. I DON'T KEEP SECRETS. UNLESS I HAVE TO. Nelli Horvath is a Hungarian immigrant seemingly living the American dream in Las Vegas with her husband, Clint, and their son, Ryan. After receiving an invitation to her 20th high school reunion, Nelli flies back to her home country after nearly two decades, and that’s the last time her American family hears from her. Determined to find his missing wife, Clint travels to Hungary for the first time, where he drops into the middle of a race-against-the-clock investigation, chasing clues through historical towns and sketchy places. Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Clint realizes how little he knows about his wife’s past, leaving him to wonder if he knows his wife at all.
If You Have The Right to Remain Silent is representative of the quality of books coming in our future, 2022 is going to be one heck of a year for readers.” —Reader Views Conservative talk-show host Mia Folger is in therapy with Dr. Harold Rothenberg. Mia and her husband, progressive Congressman Bradley Crawford, are not getting along these days, personally or politically. When Crawford is found brutally dismembered and murdered, the evidence points to Mia as his killer. While the prosecutor pushes for a murder indictment, Dr. Rothenberg, convinced of his patient’s innocence, turns to an old friend—high profile attorney Zachary Blake, Detroit’s self-proclaimed ‘King of Justice.’ Blake will do anything for Rothenberg, the man who successfully treated his kids in their battle with a predator priest. Zack takes Mia’s case, but has his work cut out for him because Mia has been hospitalized, shocked into a catatonic state at the discovery of her husband’s mutilated body, unable to assist in her own defense. Sensing he must prove Mia’s innocence to avoid an eventual life sentence, Zack enlists the aid of his crack investigator, Micah Love, and Micah’s cyber-specialist, Reed Spencer to dissect and poke holes in the case. But, for this case, Micah in convinced that Zack needs more—he recommends beautiful, sharp, brash, foul-mouthed, cocky-confident New York based jury consultant extraordinaire Shari Belitz and her team of mock trial/focus group gurus. Shari is the best of the best. He ...
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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.
Early Christmas morning, Tori returns home to frantic banging on her front door. She goes to investigate, but instead of finding someone at the door, there is a barefoot man lying dead outside in the snow in a pool of blood. She calls the police, but when they arrive, the body is gone. There is one set of footprints in the snow leading to the road before vanishing. The mystery deepens further when unsettling and unexplained occurrences begin to dog Tori’s footsteps, and she teams up with Hal Breakspear, a private paranormal detective. Their investigation leads them to discover something far more sinister and terrible than Tori and Hal ever could have imagined.
A cookie factory being burned down in a small Florida town, Miss Suzie's Delicious CC (chocolate chip) Cookies that may or may not be part of a drug cartel aka the Bunny Hop Gang and then there's the unfortunate murder - let's face it, what murder is ever fortunate - of the new owner of the cookie factory. It's time for Parker Bell and the always sugar-and-caffeine infused Lady Gatorettes to solve the latest murder in Po'thole, Florida. "Laugh out loud funny! I laughed so hard my cat fell off the bed." Julie Z., Australia
Christmas comes with chaos—and a murder—in the fifth book in the Down South Café cozy mystery series! Amy Flowers thinks her biggest problem is going to be creating an enormous cake dummy to mount atop her car for Winter Garden’s upcoming Christmas parade. But when one of Roger's employees is murdered, making the float is the least of Amy’s worries. Her childhood friend is a prime suspect, Aunt Bess is making a new Pinterest board: Things That'll Probably Kill Me, and her boyfriend's mother is insisting on helping Amy make three-hundred-seventy-five sugar cookies to hand out along the parade route. When Amy starts trying to clear Roger of the murder, she unexpectedly finds herself involved in international intrigue. How will our favorite café owner outwit sophisticated criminals who want to deck the halls with her head?
London, 1909 Ruby Redlick is a young woman with a passion for reading, who yearns to break free of her constrained life in Upper Norwood and go on the stage. She dreams of playing dramatic characters like her idol Sarah Bernhardt. But the West End is full of lords, predators and courtesans. Ruby almost comes a cropper until a new friend comes to the rescue and introduces her to the music hall as a Gaiety Girl. Swept up into the bright lights of 1900s Edwardian London, she's barely navigated the Stage Door Johnnies when a Maharajah's fabulous jewels are stolen and a murder occurs. When the police, more interested in rooting out foreign spies, close the case abruptly, Ruby is driven to follow another idol, Mr Sherlock Holmes, in some amateur sleuthing. With the help of Soho's Italian anarchists and a couple of militant suffragettes, she investigates the crime. Ruby unravels the complicated web of deceit but when she comes a little too close to exposing the criminal’s deadly secret, her own life is put in peril. Will she find a way to bring about justice before it's too late?
There’s nothing like someone trying to kill you to give your life direction. Yes, I had been in a funk, drifting from job to job, but that all changed when Jones came at me with a gun. And when he, the research lab where I had worked, and the chief scientist all disappeared, I was left with nothing but a piece of mind-blowing technology and a story so bizarre that the police were more concerned about my mental health than the attempted murder. I needed help to understand what I’d gotten myself into. Enter young, beautiful Dr. Diane Stapleton. And when I accidentally involved her in this deadly nightmare, I knew only one thing for sure. I couldn’t let her die. As a finalist in both the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards and 2018 EPIC eBook Awards, In the Space of an Atom is the perfect mash-up of Janet Evanovich and Michael Crichton. It’s fast, light suspense with a bit of science and a touch of romance that you won’t put down until the final page.
*****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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A passenger plane explodes. Eighty-three people die. One man is responsible.
When an apparently routine operation ends in tragedy, decorated ex-Royal Marine, Ryan Kaine, becomes the target of a nationwide manhunt. The police want him on terrorism charges, and a sinister organisation wants him dead.
Desperate to prove his innocence, Kaine is forced to rely on two women he hardly knows: one, a country vet who treats his wounds, the other an IT expert with a secret of her own.
Battling overwhelming guilt, life-threatening injuries, and his own moral code, Kaine hunts the people who turned him into a mass-murderer.
Can Kaines combat skills, instincts, and new-found allies lead him to the truth and redemption?
From the pen of Kerry J Donovan, Ryan Kaine: On the Run, is a powerful, action-packed novel set against the backdrop of the international arms trade. The first in the new thriller series, Ryan Kaine, is a new addition to the great military action characters in the tradition of Lee Child, Mark Dawson, and Matt Rogers.
From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes Merry Wrath's most wild case yet! Ex-CIA agent turned scout leader, Merry Wrath, faces her greatest challenge yet when her cranky new neighbor is convinced Merry’s cat is melting her mind from across the street. But when Merry tries to extend an olive branch in the form of Girl Scout cookies, she finds the neighbor murdered! Worse yet, the security footage puts her not-too-bright nemesis, Kevin Dooley, at the scene of the crime. Murder wears a tin foil hat… In spite of the fact that Kevin has been a problem since elementary school, Merry doesn’t want him to go to prison. But before she can begin to investigate, a large group of conspiracy theorists arrive and set up camp outside of town. Between the Hitler Faked the Moon Landing folks, cryptic cryptozoologists, and the Lizard People, Merry isn’t sure what to believe. And when it turns out the victim was also into conspiracy theories and was investigating a local thirty-year old child abduction, the case veers wildly off the rails. The truth is out there…somewhere…maybe? Who’s There, Iowa is turned upside down with a panicked aluminum foil shortage, a slew of Big Foot sightings, a goat named Olaf, a troop of little girls with questionable motives who are capitalizing on the chaos, and a whole lot of hamsters (like, a LOT of hamsters). Merry has to move fast to unravel this tangled web of lies to find the truth before the truth itself becomes another victim.
From Book 1: USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you an unconventional sleuth hot on the heels of high-living lowlifes in book 1 of the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series. Even in a desert paradise, life is full of surprises like A Dead Husband.
"My first day as a sleuth was more Stephanie Plum than Miss Marple." Meet Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card. She soon finds out that money cant buy happiness or save your neck. Her well-planned life in shambles, shes hiding out near Palm Springs, California. When her best friends husband is murdered, Jessica and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Maglis, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?
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*****This book has everything! Suspense, colorful characters, romance, and a beautiful and interesting setting, all woven together with intelligence and wit.
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In bustling, affluent ancient Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius, status matters—yet some dare to ignore it. And some dare to defy social conventions. Inspired by Jesus’s radical views, unconventional Livia Aemilia cares little about stuffy Roman dignity. She’d rather help others and solve crimes. But when her new husband forbids her from sleuthing, she continues in secret and soon learns that dishonesty doesn’t work well in a marriage. His face and reputation scarred from an old betrayal, Memmius Avitus cares about justice. Although from a respected senatorial family, he takes pride in helping underprivileged clients win legal battles over more privileged opponents, to the annoyance of his peers. When Avitus’s mentor is murdered, Avitus investigates undercover because he doesn’t want his inquisitive wife to get involved. His attempts to conceal the truth only cause more problems for his reputation—and his marriage. Eventually the couple forms a tenuous alliance, but when Avitus learns the mastermind behind the crimes is a ruthless longtime enemy, he fears for Livia’s safety and orders her to stop. His reluctance to explain why only infuriates her into reckless action. Fountains and Secrets, book 2 in the Livia Aemilia Mysteries, is quirky, fast paced, and clever, showing readers that trust and honesty are more important than winning the battle of the wills.
"Your son’s invisible friend is not imaginary." Kate’s little boy has a new buddy, one even he can’t see. Can’t hear. Can’t feel. Yet, it’s feeding him information about the world. And about the future. He is using this thing, this undetectable entity, to advance at school. And to help Kate gamble. Despite her addiction.
But, for every morsel of knowledge, his friend demands a favor in return. And those favors are growing increasingly cruel and depraved. It is only a matter of time until people start to die.
How can Kate defeat an entity that knows her plans before she thinks of them? How does she rid her son of a buddy who helps him more than she can? And what if her son doesn’t want to say goodbye?
For a paranormal mystery with a psychic entity that may tear apart a single mother and her young son, grab your copy of Best Buddies today.
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.
During a break in the pandemic, Aidan Greene gets a panicked message from an old college friend living in Luxembourg. Ethan Katz is a banking exec in Luxembourg for a bank owned by a family from the UAE. He’s discovered a money-laundering scheme which puts his life is in danger and local security can’t help him because they are stretched thin from the pandemic. Can Aidan and Liam help protect him? They haven’t worked much since the onset of Covid-19, so they welcome the chance to earn some money, and help an old friend. But when everyone around them is wearing masks, it’s hard for Aidan and Liam to discern real threats. Their investigation leads them into dangerous territory, uncovering details about immigrant smuggling and who might be behind the money laundering scheme. The pandemic also brings back uncomfortable memories of life during the AIDS crisis, opening up old wounds and drawing Aidan and Liam even closer together, even as they investigate and face dramatic dangers. Ripped from the headlines, the newest Have Body, Will Guard adventure is sure to delight fans of the series. New readers will find it easy to jump in as well. Romance fans will appreciate a subplot bringing two damaged men together.
Down Wind and Out of Sight is a genre-bender. On one hand it’s an utterly original suspense thriller, populated with unforgettable characters and loaded with bizarre twists and quirky science, that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride from the Australian outback to a top-secret US government research facility and into the astonishing electronics lab of an adolescent autistic savant. On the other hand, the novel is a compassionate and moving exploration of the unique emotional bonds forged by an improbable cast of damaged and marginalized characters linked by the drive to survive.
Ripped from the headlines-- Aidan and Liam protect a friend from human traffickers. During a break in the pandemic, Aidan Greene gets a panicked message from an old college friend living in Luxembourg. Ethan Katz is a banking exec in Luxembourg for a bank owned by a family from the UAE. He’s discovered a money-laundering scheme which puts his life is in danger and local security can’t help him because they are stretched thin from the pandemic. Can Aidan and Liam help protect him? They haven’t worked much since the onset of Covid-19, so they welcome the chance to earn some money, and help an old friend. But when everyone around them is wearing masks, it’s hard for Aidan and Liam to discern real threats. Their investigation leads them into dangerous territory, uncovering details about immigrant smuggling and who might be behind the money laundering scheme. The pandemic also brings back uncomfortable memories of life during the AIDS crisis, opening up old wounds and drawing Aidan and Liam even closer together, even as they investigate and face dramatic dangers. Ripped from the headlines, the newest Have Body, Will Guard adventure is sure to delight fans of the series. New readers will find it easy to jump in as well. Romance fans will appreciate a subplot bringing two damaged men together.
Ally Sweet is happy to be returning for a short break to the small town where she grew up. She is planning on using the time off to get over her messy divorce and she is looking forward to spending time with her much-loved grandmother and relaxing making chocolates and anything chocolaty.
But then… the delivery driver for her grandmother’s chocolate shop is found murdered. The detectives investigating the crime have a prime suspect, Ally’s high school sweetheart, Brent. Ally believes that Brent would never murder anyone, so with the help of her trusted feline friend, Peaches, she tries to uncover the truth.
The search for the killer leads Ally straight into the line of danger. Will she be able find the murderer before she becomes a victim herself?
Triple Chocolate Muffin Recipe Included!
Carmela is on the run with nothing more than a Star Trek flip phone, a ring from a wedding she can’t remember, and a Glock 19. Can she find the key to her husband’s death before the killers find her? Carmela Canova Cardova always did what her parents wanted. She majored in marketing like they suggested, graduated from the college they paid for, married the man they chose. But the day after the wedding, a car wreck killed her new husband and sent her world in a downward spiral. It was no accident.
How many times have you stood in a bookstore and wondered, "Have I read this book yet?" This journal is designed to help you (and me!) to avoid re-reads (unless the book was really great), to keep up with your favorite series, and to keep track of books you've bought and haven't read or want to borrow from the library. Also includes reading goals and challenges!
By the time the 2020 pandemic is in full swing, Marie has already adjusted to losing her partner to the cult of trumpism and her career to fickle market interests. With few options left, she moves to a neglected mobile home park near Saratoga Lake where she plans to adopt a dog and wait out the end of civilization. It doesn't take long for drama to erupt as Marie finds herself trying to coexist with a trump-loving bully, a rebellious teenager, a woman whose chronic denial has led her from NXIVM to Qanon, a sarcastic aging hippie obsessed with the Goddess Discordia, a mysterious girl who takes her rabbit for walks in a wagon, and an even more mysterious Caretaker. But no one suspects that as the 2020 election nears, a sinister plan is underway. Marie and her neighbors don't know it, but they're pawns in a deadly game being orchestrated by the leader of a rapidly growing online hate group. *Note, this book has socio-political themes that skew toward left-wing ideology.
Burnt out after years of working violent cases in East Harlem, Detective Neil Jericho transfers to peaceful East Hampton. But after the mysterious disappearance of a wealthy real estate developer, Jericho is caught in a web of intrigue and lies centering around Susannah Cascadden, the missing man’s beautiful wife.
"Marks provides his intriguing principal characters with solid backgrounds without lingering too long on irrelevant minutiae, and he puts the central mystery front and center from the start. The relationship between Jericho and
Susannah gives the book a good, romantic spark. The whodunit initially seems straightforward, but it offers surprise twists that add further dimension to the characters.
A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters." — Kirkus reviews
Is Susannah a calculating black widow or an innocent victim? Jericho better find out fast or the Hamptons just might be the death of him.
One dead body. Multiple identities. Can an amateur sleuth see through the charade before she becomes a tragic victim? Young military widow, Dotty Sayers, is delighted with her new job at an auction house in Britain’s picturesque Cotswolds. She reluctantly agrees to take part in a Remembrance parade, to commemorate her husband and his fallen comrades, but she’s shocked to learn that after the event an unknown soldier is found dead. Dotty assists the police and appraises objects found at the victim’s house, but rather than identifying the deceased, she discovers numerous personas. When a suspect is arrested, and Dotty is asked to look after his British blue cat, she realises appearances can be deceiving. Can she track down the real culprit and prevent an innocent man from being imprisoned? Can Dotty unmask the killer without putting her own life at risk? Fake Death is the first book in the captivating Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series. If you like intriguing mysteries, entertaining characters and the glorious British countryside, then you’ll adore Victoria Tait’s enthralling tale. Buy Fake Death and unmask a killer today!
Detective Carol Ainsworth really has her work cut out this time! Agnes at her craziest best. She discovers a secret that she can't reveal to anyone, including herself, and how does one psychic stop another from hunting her down? Meanwhile, Carol has her hands full with pissed-off Russians, the reborn builder of much of Victorian Victoria (yes, the Sir Francis Rattenbury), a young girl claiming to be our aforementioned psychic and there's something very wrong with Nathan, Carol's nephew that they saved from death. To top it all, why is Agnes' behaviour so weird? Even for Agnes! But in traditional English fashion High Tea is, of course, still being served.
No Second Chances is one man`s story, told from his point of view regarding his first-hand experiences in the School of Hard Knocks. If you like thrillers, you`ll probably like this book...
Although it is non-fiction, its style has none of the dry, documentary-type language. It is compelling and entertaining, all while enlightening the reader.
You`ll read about a young, 20-year-old father of an infant girl, who went to prison for robbery, doing nearly 15 years. You'll see his ups and downs - including an escape - as he navigates life in prison. Once he gets out, life outside the prison fences is bitter-sweet. He works on building a stronger bond with his now teenaged daughter, yet life is full of unexpected obstacles and temptation lures him back to living life by the Law of the Gun.
Finally, you`ll discover how far the U.S. justice system has fallen. Dishonest cops, unscrupulous prosecutors, contemptible defense lawyers, and indifferent judges all participate in railroading the author into another prison sentence.
If you`re at all interested in how the American justice system has become more like North Korea's, read this book. You`ll laugh, you may tear up, and if you`re not shocked, it`s only because this topic no longer has anything to teach you.
Newly-separated Laura is back home living with her mum. She spends her days reading and escaping from the realities of her new life alone - until that life suddenly becomes more complicated than she could ever have imagined. When a novel received from an online book swap contains a chilling note, Laura has to overcome her own fears to help a stranger. First, she must uncover just exactly who is it that needs to be saved, and from what.
If you love bad boys who ultimately make good, you'll love this series of Hollywood mysteries. In Havoc, Rob Gigot is an ex-trust fund kid with nothing to lose, and a real desire to know how his Malibu girlfriend committed suicide by shooting herself twice in the head. In Carnage, Rob's just trying to keep his dad's rich clients out of trouble, but somebody wants him dead, dead, dead. Finally, in Havoc, Rob's decided to go back to school. That ought to be safe, right? If only the serial killer praying on campus co-eds would leave him alone. Love great mysteries? You'll love this box set, and you will love Rob Gigot.
From Book 1: If Rachel stops running, she will die. Or worse.
The debut novel from thebest selling, award-winning author of Conduit
Rachel Thomas longs for normalcy, but if she stops running she could die... or worse. Chased by a past that wishes to imprison her, haunted by dreams that seek to destroy her, Rachel finds solace in a love she could not predict. A love she cannot deter.
From Book 1: For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it all...or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a Juvenile Court Attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any length to obtain custody.
Sabre finds herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for the truth takes her coast to coast and five years into the past. Confronted with mysterious clues and strange occurrences, Sabre is threatened by someone wanting to make her suffer the unbearable anguish of losing everything--including her life.
As Sabre's passion to find the answers intensifies, she discovers a twisted history of desperation, deceit, and revenge. And she discovers how obscure and treacherous the truth can be.
A murder. A mystery. A legacy to uphold. Abbie Grimshaw’s road to recovery from a traumatic experience takes her on many journeys. On a whim, she stops at St. Michael’s church and runs straight into more danger. This time, there’s a supernatural complication: she can see—and talk to—the Earl of Ashford. He died in 1816, but death doesn’t stop him from charging Abbie with the safety of two young orphans. She never imagined life would send her literal demons to battle, but Abbie is a Grimm, like her mother before her. There’s a long legacy of defending the innocent at stake. If she cannot master child-minding and demon-slaying simultaneously, her own legend will be short-lived.
One of Case City's most skilled assassins, Jackson Cole is a wanted man. After annihilating his latest target, he quickly learns the prominent man's identity. Now, a perilous enemy seeks revenge, and rival guilds look to take advantage of his vulnerability. For Jackson, it's become kill or be killed, but will a steady aim be enough to take on the entire city?
She was killed on their wedding day…but he couldn’t let her go. Tall, handsome Dr. Spencer Py was a well-respected environmental scientist...until the limo crash when a treacherous Maine road took away his new bride Melanie and left him in a wheelchair. He is racked with despair over his failure to save her until the fateful night he discovers plans on the internet for the Spiricom, Thomas Edison’s electronic device for communicating with the departed. Determined to be reunited with his beloved Melanie, he builds the device--never imagining the unexpected results will drag his friend James Early back into one of the African-American detective's worst childhood traumas!
Two different women, one dangerous journey. Which one will survive? Find out in this explosive thriller mystery romance!
Maria-Alejandra Cahill, “Mac” to her friends and family, has the best life: a successful law practice, three beautiful stepdaughters, and a military spouse she couldn’t be more proud of. But not everything is as it seems . . . When a client seeks Mac’s help in leaving her abusive husband, a dangerous family secret rises to the surface. With her perfectly crafted life tearing at the seams, Mac will have to fight for her family or risk being dragged back into the perilous life she fled long ago.
Beth Fisher is madly in love and hopelessly devoted to her married boss. Despite the major obstacle in their way, she’s convinced their love will last a lifetime. With a terminally ill mother and a brother suffering from PTSD, she takes solace in their love affair. She’ll do anything to be his forever. Soon, life-changing events set both women on a collision course that will prove fatal. When the dust settles and lies are exposed, only one life will remain intact.
“The Life She Chose” is a gripping mystery thriller romance that will have you on the edge of your seat, eagerly flipping the pages to read what happens next. If you’re a lover of true crime fiction and high-stakes drama, then this is the perfect book for you.
It is early autumn, and Dixie Mae Carver is enjoying working as a Beauty Maven Cosmetics representative in her small hometown of Friendship. Her business is off to a great start until she finds one of her wealthy customers murdered by a knife-wielding maniac. When Detective Harlan Granger takes over the murder case, Dixie feels sure that he can quickly bring the killer to justice. Harlan and his team of officers soon discover, however, that the killer is always two steps ahead of them. The ‘Killer Kisser’ ups the ante by terrorizing her cat, destroying her car, and spreading ugly rumors about her. Armed with lipstick bullets and a derringer, Dixie is prepared to fight for the lives of her friends, and for her very existence.
Only the invited get to stay. Only the lucky ones get to leave. When Katrina Darlington lost everything, she turned to a stranger for help. Desperate and grieving, she trusted the hand of friendship and travelled halfway across the world to a very private island. Blue skies, blistering sunshine, and luxury on a scale way beyond the average person’s means. The perfect place to start again, surrounded by warm and friendly people who have your best interests at heart. Or not! Catalina Island is paradise hiding a sinister secret. Will Katrina become just another one of its victims, and after having lost everything, discover she still has even more to lose? Desire creates lies and deception, but is having it all worth losing your humanity? Were the people you trust most in the world the ones you should have feared all along? It’s time to find out. When you lose everything, the only thing left to find is yourself. Escape with the perfect read this Summer and discover that sometimes in life fate plays no part at all.
Years ago, my brother—The Lancaster Slasher—covered our hometown in blood.
I won't let it happen again.
Riding high after her latest arrest and promotion in sight, Erin Hastings is plunged back to reality with her first serial killer case—in her hometown. Reminders of her brother’s murders plague her nightmares. Haunted by the similarities between the two cases—beautiful women, carefully posed—Erin vows she won't make the same rookie mistake again. This time, she’ll stop the murderer before he can claim any more innocent lives. But the race to catch this ruthless killer grows more desperate as the body count rises. And with every suspect her team clears, Erin’s chances at redemption wither away.
Erin won’t quit until she gets her man. Not when history seeks to repeat itself.
Chicago Homicide detective, Cliff Ford, faces his biggest challenge yet. A serial killer is on the loose. It's a race against time to find her. Cliff must garner all of his abilities. Of course, with help from his wife, Julia. The FBI profiler says that the killer is hiding in plain sight. Is she closer than Cliff can ever imagine? Best Selling Author, Terry Toler, has a way of writing mysteries that captivates the reader from the first chapter to the end. Sometimes you know who the killer is from the beginning. Sometimes you think you know and are wrong. Other times you have no clue. Every mystery is different. FYI: Each book is a standalone mystery and comes to a satisfying ending. For the best reading experience, you should read them in order, but it's not necessary.
Pat’s fledgling private investigation company, PIP Inc., has a promising new case. Pat is still wearing a wrist cast after breaking her arm in a confrontation with a killer, so when she’s hired by the City of Watsonville to unearth the identity of an older woman who died in her bed, she’s delighted that her next job promises to be a simple computer-based research project. Why is it that things are never as simple as she thinks they will be? Pat soon discovers nothing is as it seems, beginning with a corpse who had secret identities, murder, and a post-death ritual thought to have last been performed decades ago.
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?
When mystery novelist Kate Rawlings accepts a summer teaching position at her alma mater in the peaceful college town of Eden, Kentucky, she expects to have time with her ailing mother and time to write. But when her college boyfriend, Michael Mabry, makes a surprise appearance, trouble follows. Michael is on the run from his partners in a Chicago museum heist in which a valuable ancient Indian artifact called the Shooting Star was stolen and two people killed. Michael escaped with the Star and his life, but he needs money to get out of the country. After so long, Eden should be the last place anyone would think to look for him, but his partners and an insurance investigator with his own agenda are hot on his trail. Kate finds herself suspected of involvement in the heist, but when a murder occurs in Eden, she also finds herself suspected of murder.
Lauren Beck’s friends, phone, home, credit and credibility are gone, severed with surgical precision by an enemy intent on framing her for murder. Is it one of the insureds she was hired to investigate? The fellow employee she upstaged? Does the daughter of her landlady and dear friend, Corinne Wilder, hate her even more than she thought? Whoever targeted her should beware. Lauren Beck knows how to fight for her life. HONORABLE MENTION, Writer’s Digest 2015 Self-Published Book Awards
From Book 1: Read the novel voted Science Fiction Book of the Year*, now in development as a major motion picture. Nomad is the first book in a new four-part epic from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather.
Humanity only has days to prepare. Can one family survive?
SOMETHING MASSIVE IS COMING, and it's heading for Earth. That's what astronomer Ben Rollins is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter, Jessica, who's vacationing in Italy with his wife.
It's a hundred times bigger than the sun, Ben tells them. Somehow we can't see it yet, and we don't know what it is, but they're calling it Nomad--and in just months, the Earth may be destroyed.
But how did they miss detecting it until now?
The world erupts into chaos as the end approaches, and Ben discovers his wife and daughter are trapped in Europe.
The key to Nomad's mystery--and humanity's ultimate survival--rests in the answers Ben pieces together from his old Cold War-era research papers, in the midst of a desperate scramble across continents to find his family before Nomad swallows the planet.
A Coming Apocalypse…
A Mystery from Deep Space…
An Epic Adventure Thriller…
Backed by Real Science.
Nomad is the first novel in a four-book saga that follows on ...
Meet Alexa Owl. She's returned home to Pittsburgh after a divorce to start a new life and a new business, The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe. Much to her surprise, she's getting more than she ever bargained for: Detective Bobby Starr, and he's no ordinary sleuth. Bobby is an angel who's returned to Earth in hopes of earning his way into the Guardian Angel Squad. He's been sent by none other than Saint Pete to acquire Alexa’s help to solve three cold case murders he left behind. Except, here’s the catch: he’s only been allotted four days to solve the first case! How in heaven’s name is she supposed to do that? Alexa is a professional seamstress—not a detective. Bobby insists the only way to solve the first case is to return to 1953, and Alexa’s not in love with that idea at all!
US Marshal Jack Dillon gets an early morning call. An American has been murdered in the Finglas section of Dublin. Dillon hurry’s to the scene. A brutal shooting in the back garden of the home and there are no answers. No witnesses. Very little information on the victim. Is there a gangland connection? In short order, bodies begin to pile up and no one seems to have an answer. Are they even related to the American’s murder? Maybe, but then . . .
All Becca wanted was a fresh start. That wasn’t what she got. Get started with this award-winning series today.
Love and betrayal—the ingredients in any crime of passion. But how dangerous can desire be? For the women in these tales, falling in love may prove to be deadly.
"Readers who love strong women and terrific writing will applaud this anthology." —Barbara Nickless, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author
As the chatty classroom of kindergarten children excitedly awaits the final bell to release them for the weekend, Chloe, racked with exhaustion, desperately attempts to keep her eyes open. Nervously staring at the battered wooden desk, her six-year-old mind becomes fixated on the sound of the room's ticking clock. Emaciated and sleep-deprived, she reluctantly surrenders her consciousness. The innocent moment of a typical childhood daydream quickly turns into a nightmare filled with a familiar ghoulish entity and its torturous acts. Chloe struggles to survive the grim reality of her hellish life in which trauma-derived monsters haunt every moment of her existence.
Laura Valorian is an emergency room physician who, while attending a medical conference in Orlando, Florida, stumbles one evening across a victim of homicide—a woman she knows. The dead woman had hidden money in the nearby psychic town of Cassadaga—money that other people desperately wanted.
When Laura becomes a suspect in the crime, she and Alec Dupree, a private investigator and friend of hers, dive into the case to help police identify and trap the murderer.
Then, another threat—a twisted nemesis from Laura’s past—challenges her in a deadly cat-and-mouse scavenger hunt across Orlando and Cassadaga.
Now, with Alec comatose in a hospital ICU after being shot, Laura risks her life to bring down the killers. She’s aided in her perilous quests by a mysterious magpie that had bonded with her in Cassadaga.
“A suspense-filled, gritty thriller packed full of twists and turns.” - A Wishing Shelf Book Review When Violet Cruz accused U.S. Representative Alan Barclay of being “the spawn of a Martian whore” and took a shot at him, everyone agreed that she was delusional. It was just another conspiracy theory in Washington, DC, where such bizarre claims had become all too common. Tiring of the media harassing the family, however, Cruz’s cousin brought the case to Private Investigator Rebecca Marte. She figured that the public was probably right. Rebecca was, however, willing to give the case another look as Cruz’s sudden, total break from reality without any apparent cause was almost as strange as her beliefs. Soon, the question Rebecca faces is conspiracy theory or a brilliant smokescreen for political assassination? Long before she has the answer, however, she’s going to have to bet the life of one of her best friends on the little she knows and all that she suspects.
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.
A small town murder hides a dark secret… When online influencer Simone Baker asks Leland Munroe to defend her on a criminal charge, the small town lawyer is ready to say no. He’s not a criminal lawyer—despite what the people of Basking Rock seem to think. Social media and manslaughter are both far from his area of expertise. But with no other clients coming through his door, Leland takes the job to make ends meet. At first, he figures the prosecution’s weak evidence should make for a simple defense. But Simone’s case isn’t as straightforward as it seems, and her testimony weaves a tale of missing young women, racism, and evidence tampering by local police. Leland’s investigation soon reveals a criminal conspiracy lurking in the shadows of the small town. An innocent women may be tied up with a criminal organization he thought was gone from Basking Rock for good. And as the Jury’s verdict looms closer, it’s not just Simone’s freedom that hangs in the balance. Leland’s own life is on the line as well…
Canyon County has a frightening secret. Not everything is what it seems out on the prairie. August Melville, the new sheriff of Whistler's Grove, is about to discover how difficult upholding the law in your home town can be. Sheriff Melville, just getting his feet west in his new role as sheriff, finds himself thrust into an ancient cycle of hauntings that has plagued his town for generations. Will Melville be able to unravel the strange pattern before an unsuspecting young man meets his doom? Or, is he destined to relive the futile cycle experienced by generations before him? Discover the secret behind the Canyon County Shadows. Some of them are permanent. If you enjoy reading authors like Dean Koontz and Stephen King then you'll love "Permanent Shadows" the first book in The Strange Air series of paranormal mysteries.
Elizabeth O'Connor is an Irish-Italian stunner who has it all, intelligence, looks and drive. Her one flaw is that she is in love with bad boy Henre Pierre, a handsome loudmouth who has to have one up on the world at all times. A con artist by trade, money, power and greed are his drugs of choice. But this time, he went too far and Elizabeth becomes the victim. Her life is plummeted into an abyss when she has no other option but to turn State's evidence against him. Whisked into asylum by the Witness Protection Program, she is forced to begin a new life, alone. See how fate and good old karma pay it forward in the captivating pages of Karmic Conviction.
What critics are saying: 5.0 out of 5 Stars – Could NOT put this down. This series was one of the best ones I have read in a long time. Riveting, suspenseful, passionate. Everything you could want and more. I could not put it down and I read the entire series in 6 days! LOVE LOVE LOVE Sad it ended ............ 5.0 out of 5 stars - Don't miss out! I just wanted to keep reading. You are going to want to read the complete series. No getting around it once you start you wouldn't put it down. You get wrapped up in the characters and comes to fast. Loved it. The Vision Chronicles Condensed, Vol. I, a romantic suspense novel, is part one of Michael James Lewis's journaled narrative as he recounts the events surrounding the discovery of his psychic ability and how that gift changed with his acceptance. His acceptance led him to the woman of his dreams, his soul mate, and the family he had always wanted. The condensed version of the 8-book series offers a compact account with fewer day-to-day and slice-of-life details. For those who wish to read every word of this thrilling family saga, you can find the complete box set: ASIN: B07G9LFXMQ Volume I is based on the following books: Kaleidoscope, Book 1 Spyglass, Book 2 Window's Pane, Book 3 Windows All Around, Book 4
My Gran used to say, “There are times when the only way out is a lead pill.” These are stories when things got that bad. A Lead Pill is the second collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of loneliness and betrayal, of false hope and shattered dreams, of gifts and regrets, of love and accidental kindness. Each story follows separate paths that lead to the understanding that sometimes the only solution is a lead pill. A life of stacked years never knowing that it was all in service to a memory in Service Up. What do you do when life has outlived the reason to be alive in Tired of Living. Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward. The desperate do desperate things that they soon come to regret in Haymaker. She wanted the power, she just didn’t want to be used by it in The Refusal. All your life you have wanted something but maybe you didn’t know what that was in The Touch. His love of numbers led him to ask for something that turned out to be something else entirely in Adding it up.
Ginger Barnes has high hopes that Bryn Derwyn Academy’s upcoming holiday concert will showcase the struggling school her husband heads. Enrollment pays bills, and little schools have big bills. Unfortunately, Fate laughs at high hopes. When Gin reenters the conference room she was tidying, a body is sprawled across the table. Richard Wharton, the school attorney. Dead from a blow with the new groundbreaking shovel. Terrified the murder will ruin Bryn Derwyn’s reputation forever, Gin wants the awful news off the front-page ASAP. She’s hosted almost everyone connected to the school, so “lamenting” Richard Wharton’s death will sound natural—except to the suspects! Will her amateur sleuthing save her husband’s career and her family’s new home? Or will risking the wrath of a killer prove to be the most dangerous thing she’s ever done? Writer's Digest Award Winning Author
THE SILENT PATIENT MEETS GONE GIRL “Let me ask you. Are you worried that someone is watching you, or are you worried that you think someone is watching you?” Sophie Portman has lost her husband, and she thinks she may be losing her mind. She seeks the help of psychiatrist Andrew Thacker, but as she starts to open up, the truth begins to unravel and nothing is quite as it seems. Other People's Lives is a gripping psychological thriller from bestselling author JE Rowney.
Sibling rivalries during a mariachi show threaten brotherly love! When Andy Veracruz agrees to help his girlfriend stage a show in Vegas, he never expects the junior trumpet players to knock one another unconscious or his brother-in-law to blackmail his sister. Despite aid from a lookalike brother and a quick-thinking cousin, how can Andy put on a classy show while investigating multiple crimes?
This International CIA thriller takes the reader to New Zealand, Nigeria, and finally to the United States, where terrorism follows. Akinlana Osei, aka Gill, does not know what to do after his family is kidnapped in Nigeria in return for a remote device that can go through airport security without being detected. He contacts the CIA and becomes a person of interest because of his computer security skills. The Central Intelligence Agency works with the young talented professor to get his family back before making a unique request from the U.S. government.
Small Town. Big Murder.
Hi. I’m Alice. The number one secret to my success as a bodyguard? Staying under the radar. But when a public disaster blew up my career and my reputation, my perfect, solo life took a hard left turn to crazy town. And to bodies. Lots of dead bodies.
I thought my hometown of Nowhere would be an out-of-the-way refuge to wait out the media storm. It wasn’t. My little brother had moved into a treehouse. The town had the bright idea of attracting tourists with the world’s largest collection of big things...
Nowhere now has the world’s largest pizza cutter. And lawn flamingo. And ball of yarn... And then I stumbled over a dead body. All the evidence points to my brother being the bad guy. I may have been out of his life for a while—okay, five blissful years—but I know he’s no killer.
Can I clear my brother before he becomes Nowhere’s next Big Fatality?
A fast-paced and funny cozy mystery series. Murder mystery game included in the back of the book!
The making of a serial killer to love...
Quick-witted and wise beyond her years, Dani Woodbury is a girl determined to prove her worth.
But first, she must adapt to a new home with a dark secret.
Dani has lost count of how many foster homes she's lived in, and at last, she has a chance at a family of her own. Her foster mother cherishes her, but her foster father despises her.
Love could be hers if it wasn't for him.
Delightfully stubborn and driven by wildness in her blood, Dani is engaged in an epic battle of wills when she discovers something more sinister lurks beneath the surface.
When she finally realizes what her foster father is hiding, her entire future is at risk. Will the shocking discovery land her back in foster care? Or lead to deadlier consequences?
If you like unforgettable characters and well-crafted suspense, then you’ll love Jack Kinsley’s sinister tale.
PLEASE NOTE: Wild is a shorter novel, at 182 pages. But it delivers on deeply drawn characters, style, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
ALSO NOTE: Wild is more of a suspense novel, and not a psychological thriller.
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 ...
When murder propels him backstage, Haydn is forced to confront a deadly killer. . .
When the Burgtheater’s impresario unexpectedly meets his maker, Joseph Haydn is relieved to learn no one expects him to look into the matter. The impresario was murdered—and the Salzburger believed to be the killer is already behind bars.
But the impresario’s untimely death is not without consequences. Haydn’s employer insists he take over the dead man’s duties. Handling the tedious technical details of putting on an opera is bad enough. Confronting the suspicious behavior backstage is even worse.
Is an innocent man being sent to the gallows? Haydn is plagued by the question when his brother Michael confirms his worst fears. The Salzburger arrested for the murder is none other than Leopold Mozart—father of the well-known child prodigy currently in Vienna.
Now, egged on by Michael—a close friend of the Mozarts—Haydn must prove Leopold innocent. Or risk his brother’s ire forever!
NCIS Special Agent Linus Schag is no stranger to violence and bloodshed, but when he’s sent to Iraq to take custody of two Navy SEALs suspected of murder, he finds himself thrust into a manmade inferno as coalition of forces fight to free northern Iraq from the Islamic extremist group called ISIS. The explosion of an IED allows the SEALs, suspected of killing a fellow commando, to escape and flee up the Tigris River in a stolen Navy patrol boat. Schag pursues the SEALs in another boat assisted by an Army criminal investigator, a vengeful Iraqi interpreter, and a hostile Navy boat crew. Facing danger at each bend in the river, Schag and his companions endure ambushes, firefights, and friendly fire as he tries to discover the secret that lures the SEALs straight into the dark heart of an ISIS-made hell on earth.
An intriguing tale of suspense and adventure unfolds in this entertaining tale of a promising young cosmetic surgeon and his bride who stumble onto a stolen treasure while on their honeymoon trip to Italy. Danger erupts when a morose Mafia chieftain offers Doctor Mark Gundersen a terrible choice. Operate successfully on his disfigured daughter and keep the treasure----or face a slow lingering death. Set in the beautiful ski hills of Cortina, Italy and the mysterious islands of Venice, Snowfall in Venice delivers plenty of twists and turns before arriving at a conclusion that will keep readers guessing to the very end.
2021 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year In first-century Rome, sensible young ladies don't investigate crimes, but Livia Aemlia doesn't let stuffy conventions stand in her way. When her father is murdered and her innocent brother blamed for the crime, Livia and her spunky maidservant pound the ancient Roman pavements in search of the killer. Can she uncover the culprit before powerful men realize what she’s up to and force her to stop? You’ll love this fast-paced mystery set in first-century Rome, featuring a feisty amateur sleuth, a cast of eccentric characters, a glimpse of the early church, and an unrepentant, sausage-snatching cat.
PREORDER NOW - BOOK 7 IN THE TRAVEL CAN BE MURDER COZY MYSTERY SERIES RELEASES ON DECEMBER 10! When a renowned travel writer is killed during a flamenco workshop, tour guide Lana Hansen is one of the Spanish police’s prime suspects. Can she sleuth out the killer’s true identity and dance her way out of a jail sentence before her group’s tour to Seville is over? The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.
When Bernie, the star of breakfast show TV Rise & Shine, is murdered in her dressing room, Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agents Abi and Jake are sent undercover to catch the killer. With suspects aplenty, the snow building up outside and the holidays fast approaching, they’ve certainly got their work cut out!
What if you had all the all the time in the world? Would you become a better person? Or worse? And what would you do with all that power? Unexpectedly, Jason Crane goes from having his anticipated three score years and ten, to having only six months to live, then to having FOREVER as immortality beckons. Jason Crane behaves like he's God - well, he does joke that his initials are JC, but Jason's not God, he's very human, and you don’t mess with forever and get away with it scot-free… The ForEver Project is the first book in the futuristic ForEver thriller series.
Abandoned by her spirit guide and reeling from a bad break-up, Lexi turns her back on her calling as a medium. Hunting for direction in her life, she borrows her best friend’s giant dog and heads to Rosestem Holiday Village for a quiet getaway. But the dead aren’t quite done with her yet. Even the irritation of a new spirit guide isn’t enough to persuade Lexi to return to her old calling, but a chance encounter with Julie, a grieving mother desperate to unravel the suspicious circumstances of her son’s death, might change all that. Can Lexi and her new spirit guide unravel this mystery and find out the truth. Before Julie’s frantic behaviour puts all their lives at risk as she wreaks havoc on the holiday village?
Heather Stanton is used to spinning anything negative that comes her way into gold, but now both her personal and professional lives have hit a glitch, so she cuts her losses and boards the first train out of town, leaving it all behind. Heather never expects to run into her independent, free-wheeling Aunt Julia in a speck on the map called Willows Bend. Nor does she expect the turn her life takes when her aunt is suspected of murder. . Putting her own problems aside, Heather teams up with a handsome ex-private investigator to clear her aunt’s name. But will Julia’s innocence be questioned when she suddenly vanishes as the odds turn against her, in a race to catch the killer? If you like fun, fast paced cozy mysteries, read this Author Shout Silver Award Winner, because "sometimes you have to take a chance."
From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman! A dead child. A mother deep in mourning. Private Investigator Zachary Goldman’s life isn’t all roses, but he tries to put his own shattered life behind him to investigate the death of five-year-old Declan Bond. Declan’s death has been ruled an accident, but his grandmother thinks there is more to it. She fears Declan’s mother will not be able to find peace until Zachary can give them an answer once and for all. But as Zachary digs into the circumstances surrounding Declan’s death, he finds that all is not as it seems, and somebody doesn’t want him to find the truth. Free first in series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Psychologically complex and gripping … Zachary must deal with his own psychological issues as well as those of the child’s parents along with attempts on his life. I’m binge reading this series. Zachary Goldman, Private Investigator, is flawed with a capital F. Shattered by the tragedies of his own life, he will somehow still manage to pick himself up and dig just a little bit deeper than anyone else to find the vital clues. Maybe being broken makes it easier for others who have faced tragedy to trust him. Walk with Zachary as he solves cases that will stretch his abilities to the limit. Even with his own life in shambles, Zachary Goldman is still the one you want on the case. Investigate this P.I. mystery now!
When jealousy amps up to murder rock and roll on the high seas hits a sour note! Nine days floating through paradise? Free? Who wouldn't jump at the chance? Well, Chef Tina Crawford is rethinking her decision ... Take a rock and roll themed cruise and complete one simple task: bury the hatchet with my rock star father. Oh yeah, and do it sober. The prize? A partnership in the Cosmic Café. To win, I'd face the devil himself, but nobody told me my ex-lover and his fiancée and a predator from my past were included on the cruise at no extra charge! Now I'm stuck at sea with a series of questionable accidents and a nasty murder to solve! Yeah …, it was gonna be the cruise from hell.
“You’ve been cancelled!” Daniel North, now the most famous man in Britain, is navigating the fickle world of celebrity. It’s a daily battle as he opens his DMs – is it another unsolicited nude, or a request for him to kill himself? There’s no grey area with the Reality TV fandom, and he’s reluctantly heading back into the Thunderdome, this time as a judge. Social Media Superstar sees a group of influencers compete for a one-million-pound prize. There’s a fitness fanatic, FX trader, political activist, porn star, drag queen, vegan, and some other filler to make up the numbers, battling it out for the title of Ultimate Influencer. For the losers, it’s a one-way ticket to cancellation, and the loss of the only thing that’s ever mattered to them – their blue tick! Felix Moldoon, the billionaire media tycoon, quickly decides on who will win, and the “editing” process begins. Throwing a bunch of social media nobodies to the online trolls is just the warm up for Felix’s ultimate goal – the cancellation of Daniel North. Felix will do anything to get what he wants, and someone will pay the ultimate price for standing in his way. Can the cancel brigade convince the world that Daniel is a serial killer? With three men on offer, who will win Daniel’s heart in the end? And will Daniel finally get the answers he’s been searching for when he comes face-to-face with Felix in a final bloody confrontation?
Fran Williams never intended to be a travel writer but circumstances made her life take a surprising turn. Now, needing to put the past behind her and desperate for a fresh new start, she finds herself assigned to attend the Mayward Literature Festival as part of a group of journalists. It’s not long before things take a turn for the worse and Fran, teaming up with tourist board guide Harry, finds herself in the middle of yet another mystery! Can Fran and Harry track down the missing celebrity author? Where is she? Why did she vanish? Will they manage to find her in time and uncover the truth about her disappearance? Join Fran and Harry on another fun sleuthing adventure today!
If anyone can tell the difference between monsters and humans, it’s Dahlia Nite. For nearly a century, she’s hunted one to protect the other; safeguarding humanity from the creatures that slip through the torn veil between the worlds—creatures like her. But the lines are blurring. As people begin mutating and combusting on the streets, Dahlia realizes a strange affliction has descended upon Sentinel City. The mysterious ailment strikes all walks of life, from the posh, high-end nightclub district to the homeless community. Its victims, driven to random acts of savagery, are drawing attention too fast to cover up. Assigned to the case, Dahlia and her human partner, Detective Alex Creed, investigate the deaths. But all they have are questions and bodies, and a public on the verge of panic. Working behind the scenes with her self-appointed sidekick, Casey Evans, Dahlia struggles to discover what, or who, is behind the alarming transformations. As the violence spreads and the mystery unfolds, she wonders: are the victims still human? Were they ever? Chain Reaction is the second book in the Nite Fire Series.
The holidays are hard enough for widowed NYC detective Frank Schultt without the gifts of a Christmas serial killer and a handsome FBI criminalist. On the first day of Christmas, a serial killer gave to me, twelve holiday murders… A killer is on the loose in New York City during the Christmas holidays and it’s up to NYC Detective Frank Schultt and his partner to figure out who the killer is and put a stop to it. Five years before, during the Christmas season, the widowed detective had found his husband shot dead in a liquor store robbery. He’s finally on the mend and trying to get his life and career back on track, but this case might prove too much for his recovery. A mysterious FBI criminalist named Aaron Massey is assigned to help him solve the crimes, but the witty and attractive profiler raises feelings in Frank that he doesn’t know how to handle. Can Aaron help Frank break through his emotional walls fast enough to stop the killings, solve the case and fall in love before Christmas?
Maverick New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet's new client is Darryl Alvarez, the manager of a local nightclub who's been caught unloading marijuana from a shrimp boat. At their first meeting, Darryl entrusts Tubby with an ordinary-looking blue gym bag--filled with cash. After Darryl's unfortunate demise, Tubby can’t just give up the cash. If he gets caught, he’ll be in jail; if the wrong people catch him, he’ll wish he was.
She was two, and yet she was twenty. How could she be both in the space of twenty-four hours? ‘I call it a Revolution,’ she explained. As Crane Industries unveils its latest medical advance to ward of illness and aging, journalist Luke Maynard gets the opportunity to lift the lid on what it really does, and why Jason Crane, it’s founder and brilliant scientist CEO has shrouded himself in secrecy for the last two years. What he finds out chills him to the bones – the dead bones – because Luke’s already terminally ill. ‘A Revolution?’ Luke asked. ‘Yes,’ she said. ‘On a complete Revolution I start at zero, progress to twenty and then revert to zero again… every time I complete a revolution, what I’m capable of becomes significantly more… telepathy, telekinesis, quantum computing and of course, time travel…’ And with Jason Crane’s undeniably impressive abilities too, what’s going on inside Crane Industries could, just could, be Luke’s cure. Or his curse. Just like the girl could be the world’s cure - or it’s curse. One thing’s for sure: the world will never be the same after her next Revolution... The ForEver Child is the explosive second book in the ForEver series.
Bodies are dropping like gumdrops off a gingerbread house! Max's nephew, Dwight, is in a nursing home; but instead of the holiday season being a time of goodwill, several of Dwight's friends have died under mysterious circumstances. Is the facility merely suffering a run of bad luck, or is there something sinister going on? Either way, Max, the Ghostly Fashionista, is determined not to let her beloved nephew be the next victim and enlists Amanda to help keep an eye on him. But someone drugs the cake that Amanda gives Dwight, and Amanda is banned from visiting him again. It's going to take a Christmas miracle for Amanda to clear her name and stay out of the killer's line of fire...
Based on a real-life tragedy, Mirror Image is a heart-stopping tale of horrific abuse. Female PI Catrina Flaherty tackles one of her most difficult cases. Cat specializes in women’s issues, infidelity, messy divorces, spousal abuse, sexual harassment, etc. But her newest client, Mandy Alcott, has an unusual problem; her abusive husband is the chief of police. What do you do when your abuser is The Law? You call Cat Flaherty. Cat sees in Mandy the same terror she herself endured at the hands of her police officer ex-husband. Can Cat save Mandy from her life of fear? Can she extricate Mandy and her two children safely?