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In FIRST LIGHT, the 10th novel in the popular Folly Beach Mystery series, Chris Landrum’s peaceful early-morning walk is met with a stranger and a car suddenly barreling toward them slamming the stranger into the hereafter. The police declare the stranger’s death a tragic accident, but Chris knows better. When another man is murdered in his beachside home within hours, Chris learns that the only thing the victims have in common is First Light, Folly Beach’s newest church. Assisted by his friend and self-proclaimed private detective, Charles Fowler, Chris begins to dig into the preacher’s suspicious past as the body count rises. In this humorous novel, described as a ''perfect beach read,'' Chris, a retiree turned amateur sleuth, and his quirky pals must put everything on the line—including their lives—to catch a killer before they become part of the death count.
In Missing, the seventh book in the popular Folly Beach Mystery series, a teenager’s tale about a women being snatched off the beach turns Chris Landrum’s retirement dreams into terrifying reality. The story seems farfetched to until dead bodies of young women began appearing on their small island in the shadows of Charleston, South Carolina. The life of Chris' friend, Charles, is thrown for a loop when an aunt he hadn’t seen for more than twenty years arrives with unbridled enthusiasm, humor, and a terminal disease. He also becomes the target for the serial killer after his amateurish efforts to uncover the killer’s identity strikes home. Chris doesn’t get off any easier when the newly-elected mayor embarks on a crusade to run him out of town. In this humorous novel, described as the “perfect beach read,” Chris and Charles must solve the murders or find themselves among the victims.
When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife Jane to his new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala he anticipates a more restful life than police work in the big city entails. However an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances present him with a riddle that he will need all his experience to solve. Set on the exotic island of Ceylon in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and relaxing mystery spiced with humour and a colourful cast of characters.
A child's evidence convicted him - what if she was wrong? Nat Keane never forgot her first murder. Sandie Thurston, killed and mutilated in her own bed. Five-year-old Amy beside her, soaked in her mother’s blood. Nat was the first police officer on the scene. She was the family liaison officer who got close to the family. Too close. Ten years on she has another life, a partner and a job she loves counselling trauma victims. So why does she agree to go back and work with Amy? Amy's evidence was key to getting a conviction. Now the media are hinting she got it wrong. Her father is tortured by a guilt he won’t explain. At fifteen, Amy is alternately needy and hostile – a devoted daughter who deceives her dad, a sheltered child who can’t stop taking risks. As Nat is drawn into the family's secrets, is she helping them find the truth or complicit in their lies? Who did kill Sandie?
The first Mae Martin Psychic Mystery. No Murder, Just Mystery. Obeying her mother’s warning, Mae Martin-Ridley has spent years hiding her gift of “the sight.” When concern for a missing hunter compels her to use it again, her peaceful life in a small Southern town begins to fall apart. New friends push her to explore her unusual talents, but as she does, she discovers the shadow side of her visions— access to secrets she could regret uncovering. Gift or curse? When an extraordinary ability intrudes on an ordinary life, nothing can be the same again.
A serial killer is loose in Salt Lake City. Nurse Elizabeth Newcomb arrives at work on a stormy night and stumbles over a corpse in the hospital parking lot. It's her half-sister, Mary Hennifer. Mary's chest is slashed, a magpie feather stuck inside. Detective Jack Howarth refuses to believe Liz's assertion that Mary's abusive, estranged husband is responsible. Fireworks ensue. Just as they begin to get along and discover they like each other, Ben realizes Liz is next on the killer's hit list. Together, they work to solve the horrible murders, but neither is prepared for the shocking secret they uncover or the deadly consequences that result.
Sally Braddock’s serene lifestyle atop a mountain in Vail, Colorado, changes drastically each year when her three spoiled children and their spouses visit her – and her money – for Christmas. They live off their trust funds, which are disappearing quickly, and spend most of the holidays bickering and hitting up their mother for money. This year, Sally makes an announcement that sends her children into a tizzy, an announcement so extreme that it pushes someone in the house to murder. The storm inside the house is matched by a raging blizzard outside, and the family finds themselves snowbound with a killer.
A woman is murdered in San Diego. That same night, New York Detective Sidney Langston, who bears a remarkable resemblance to the dead woman, is rushed to the hospital with excruciating chest pains. Tests reveal nothing is wrong, yet the crippling sensation persists until the slain victim reaches out to Sidney from beyond the grave. To stop the pain, Sidney must prove the murdered woman’s husband is innocent or forever be tormented by an invisible bullet wound.
Art thieves... An international crime syndicate... And mortal peril... Former federal agent Alexis Parker has found a new life in the private sector, investigating art crimes in Paris. However, Alex's past refuses to stay buried. She can't escape who she was or the things she's done. After running into an old friend, Alex becomes embroiled in an explosive conspiracy that has deadly ramifications. Tasked with a new team assigned to uncover the criminal mastermind behind these art thefts, Alex doesn't know who she can trust. It's a minefield of uncertainty that can have deadly consequences if she places her life in the hands of the wrong person.
This book contains scenes of: torture
Stephanie Cooper's fateful meeting with James Knox, guitarist for indie band The Fury, sets off an unexpected chain of events. A family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart and the return of Stephanie's former boyfriend Sam only complicates matters. As Stephanie delves into the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great-aunt’s death she begins to uncover the secrets and deceptions of a previous generation. Gossip in Carlswick village about a tragic wartime romance is mingled with whispers of clandestine visitors, art smuggling and perhaps, collaboration with the Nazis. Now someone does not want Stephanie to discover the truth about her family's past and that someone may kill to stop her.
Things aren’t always what they seem. Tulsa police detective, Kenny Elliot’s quest to uncover the truth behind the death of a transient makes him a target, from whom or what he isn’t sure. A John-Doe overdose case sends Elliot down a path of deception and misdirection, which leads him to an encounter with an aberration in human nature, the likes of which he’s not prepared to deal with.
Book 1 of the Catskill Mountains Trilogy. Murder. Vengeance. Betrayal. Love. Loss. Redemption. As a contractor bulldozes farmland and forest around a remote lake in the Catskill Mountains, neighbors cry environmental rape, and someone threatens to burn what is built. Hoping to stop the arsonist, but tormented by personal demons, Sergeant Dan Stone reluctantly returns to his family home on the shores of the lake. The previous autumn his wife died in its dark waters and his brother put a bullet in his brain. That tragedy sent Dan’s father drifting toward death. Haunted by the ghosts of his wife and brother, Dan is thrust into a no man’s land between newcomers and longtime residents, and between those who cheer on the arsonist and those who want him caught.
This seaside town holds more secrets than you could ever imagine. Grace & Dick Thomas are the proud owners of the Sandybank Guest House, a pristine & popular establishment set in a prime location overlooking the beach. Tourists come and go all year round, taking advantage of the beautiful setting and their host's wonderful culinary skills. However, it is the permanent residents of this pretty coastal town who cause net curtains to flutter and tongues to wag, with their myriad of secrets and tales to be told. Caught up in their midst, the Thomases live their lives regardless, checking guests in and checking guests out. But who holds the biggest secret of all?
In his long career as an English teacher at Holy Trinity High School, Michael Bishop felt that he was as good at reading people as he was at reading books. That all changes when he discovers the body of the school’s highly successful but universally disliked football coach, Albert Zappala. Even more disturbing is the news that the coach, whose net worth was in the millions, was murdered. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect, including students, colleagues, and even the sisters who run the school. Bishop’s skill in reading people is put to the ultimate test. Like Captain Ahab searching for the answers in his pursuit of the white whale, Bishop searches into the dark past for the key that will unlock the mystery. Will the truth destroy his belief in the basic goodness of man?
There are approximately one-hundred-and-sixty million women living in America. This is a story of just one woman. Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon, who day trades for a living. Her only close friend is a widowed elderly woman who manages a small consulting company, which, as is later discovered, never has visitors, sends and receives its business correspondence only by courier, and is not listed in any phone directory. No one in town knows what kind of consulting the company does, but the rumor is that whatever they do is done for the government. In the days that follow, events stretching all the way to the nation’s capital change who Linda is, what she thinks, and how she will live the rest of her life.
Three young scientists develop a genetic formula that can alter the world, for better or worse. Now, they must find their way out of a thick chain of plots, lies and schemes, aimed at robbing them of their secret discovery. Up against armed drug lords, global economics and dark politics, they can only count on themselves. Will their bright minds and high aspirations suffice to save them from great forces they are faced with? Double Interest weaves conflicting interests and impossible connections into a gripping plot that spreads across three continents. This smart novel presents three unforgettable heroes who face grave dilemmas, each according to his distinct character and life experience. Who will loose, who will triumph, and who will pay the price? By the end, they will all learn that double interest is the name of the game.
Alexandra Winifred has played a supporting role in her cousin’s life since they were children. When Lauren Water’s parents are killed in a plane crash, Alexandra becomes her protector, and together they navigate their way through childhood and college. They’re both overachievers, but it’s Lauren who steals the spotlight when she’s discovered by an agent and goes on to become an award-winning actress. Now Hollywood royalty, Lauren starts to cut those people out of her life who were responsible for her success. Alexandra fears she will be next on the chopping block. But her trepidation about her failing relationship with her cousin becomes her least concern when she’s identified as a prime suspect in Lauren’s subsequent disappearance. Detective Rachel Storme is eager to get her hands on a challenging case, but nothing could prepare her for the dark secrets and lies she uncovers.
When a former homicide detective is drawn back into the investigation of a little girl … and given one shot at redemption. But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice and resurrecting her own life?
Bart Northcote vigorously defies stereotypes. He is a Los Angeles private detective who also writes books that are loosely disguised as fiction. He has a keen sense of making money from every job, and has a voracious appetite for art. Here he is involved in tracking down the whereabouts of a fabulous antiquity, called the Ishtar Cup, which has been smuggled out of Iraq after the Gulf War. The problem is that his client, who refuses to giver her real name, wants Bart to follow one of her co-conspirators to make sure they know that they are being watched. Bart suspects he is being played, but he has no idea why.
When Evan Madison fails to show up for work, police are dispatched to his home. His ten-year-old son, Brad, is discovered inside, unharmed and seemingly alone. He is stoic, sitting in front of the television playing his favorite video game, and he's covered in blood. Police Officer Marty Keal is the first on the scene and discovers Brad's not really alone after all. Upstairs in their bedroom lies the brutally bludgeoned and deceased bodies of both his mother and his father. When questioned, Brad confesses to the horrific murders. When Brad is transferred to a local mental health institution for children, Dr. Hope Rubin must determine the disturbing truth: Is Brad telling the truth? Or is he covering for someone else?
Gwynn Reznick doesn’t just want to get to the bottom of her first assignment as an investigator; after two months of being undercover without even knowing what she’s looking for, she wants to start investigating! Posing as the accountant for a New Mexico energy company, the main excitement in Gwynn’s life comes from fending off the advances of one of the company’s executives. Until one night, walking home from the bar, Gwynn witnesses the death of an employee and finds herself chasing down any and all connections to the mysterious death of another company employee a few months earlier. When her boss (and boyfriend) Ruben calls and warns Gwynn not to go poking around and to wait for the other members of the investigation team to arrive, Gwynn promptly ignores his orders and sets out to solve the murder herself — or risk becoming the next victim.
How far would you go to protect a secret? How far would you go to expose a lie? Will Fletcher seems to have it all – perfect job, perfect life. Then in one act of extreme violence, his world is turned upside down. A bungled assassination attempt on a London street uncovers a disturbing conspiracy fuelled by organised crime and political ambition. Now, Will finds himself on the run, pursued by a dangerous enemy who will stop at nothing to protect his employer’s past. The only way to stop the chain of events is to follow a trail of clues that lead to the heart of British politics. With the date for the UK General Election only days away and the killers closing in, Will is running out of time to deliver his own version of vigilante justice and expose the corruption. As the web of lies and deceit unravels, Will knows the answer’s out there. All he has to do is look closer.
A family slaughtered in their beds. The sole survivor claims she can't remember anything. Despite the evidence, Detective Xavier Montague believes Annabelle, and against his better judgment, he's drawn to her. But this forbidden attraction will force him to make the ultimate choice. A life and death decision that could let a psychotic murderer walk free.
This book contains scenes of: sexual violence
It’s 2042 and the world is a different place. The highest political office in the world is United Nations World President. But some things never change. There are still too many bad guys and evil groups plying their despicable trade. Fortunately, the world has Master Detective Drake Blast! In The Joystick Murders, the leading candidates for World President are being assassinated by people who have no motivation for doing so. The assassins also die, leaving no one behind to interrogate and virtually no clues to discover. This is a head scratcher. Drake finds himself running around in international circles, chasing a puzzle that seems to defy solution. He walks straight into a trap, coming under the total control of the evil plot that is behind the assassinations. With no ability to move his own body, this could be Detective Blast’s last case. Find out what happens in The Joystick Murders!
In Iraq, a shipment of $9 billion in cash goes missing. Each effort to find it ends in death. In Southern California, a mercenary's murder, a severed head, and a bloody hand-written message spark a massive manhunt. The man connecting these two events is William Butcher, aka The Butcher. Those who stole the money want him dead. The cops want him for murder. Butcher's only hope is his former NCIS colleague and closest friend, Linus Schag. Torn between loyalties, Schag walks the thin line between doing his job or betraying his friend. Working from opposite ends, Schag and Butcher peel back the layers of conspiracy, revealing a criminal enterprise reaching into the highest levels of government. Torn from today's headlines, the plot of The Butcher's Bill ranges from the California mountains to the waters of the Pacific, and will keep readers on edge until its final, explosive climax.