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Finding Katrina

by James Kipling
Finding Katrina
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AVERAGE RATING 3.6 out of 40 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 187

This is a mystery story that revolves around the kidnapping of a beautiful young woman named Katrina Radha. She is the daughter of a prominent international diplomat. The story takes place primarily in New York City, where Hassan Radha is conducting peace talks at the United Nations. There is an ironic twist to the mystery in which the reader is fully aware of who the kidnappers are, but the detectives at the FBI are convinced that terrorists are responsible. The story coincides with New York Fashion Week, which draws fashion and photography icons from all over the world. This is truly an international story at several levels. Katrina Radha wants to immerse herself in the fashion world while her father takes his place on the international diplomatic stage.

Children From Dark Houses (An Atticus & Rosemary Mystery Thriller Book 1)

by Carlyle Clark
Children From Dark Houses (An Atticus & Rosemary Mystery Thriller Book 1)
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ON SALE FROM 04/22/2017 - 04/23/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.3 out of 48 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 244

When Atticus and Rosemary are hired for the seemingly routine job of finding Imran Khan, a runaway from San Diego's posh Barrington Academy for troubled teens, the detectives quickly discover this case will be anything but routine. Imran wasn't running away from the rigid rules of Barrington, he was running into the arms of an enigmatic beauty who goes to great lengths to stay in the shadows. As soon as Atticus and Rosemary learn of this mystery woman, they're targeted by a brutal outlaw biker gang. When the detectives finally meet their employers in person, Imran's parents, the pieces fall into place. They discover a family seething with rage, an abused boy seeking love, and a secret so powerful it shines a light on the dark world of dirty money, deadly spies, and double-crosses.

The Pier: A Folly Beach Mystery

by Bill Noel
The Pier: A Folly Beach Mystery
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AVERAGE RATING 4.4 out of 43 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 236

In the second book in the popular Folly Beach Mystery series, news of a suicide is the topic at a housewarming party for Chris Landrum, the newest resident of Folly Beach, near Charleston, South Carolina. The stranger’s death has no significance for the retiree — until a friend convinces him the fatality could not have been suicide. Chris and his new buddy Charles set out to solve a crime that the police and the coroner say didn’t occur. The talents of a reformed cat burglar, and the deception of a boorish but sometimes lovable real estate agent, combine to discover a number of undeniable clues. The harmless quest to oust the murderer takes an abrupt turn when someone decides Chris should join the victim in the hereafter. Retirement is supposed to be a time for relaxation and enjoyment, but if Chris wants to live long enough for any of that, he must first catch a murderer.

Death at Glacier Lake

by Pam Stucky
Death at Glacier Lake
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ON SALE FROM 04/21/2017 - 04/24/2017 AVERAGE RATING 0.0 out of 0 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 178

For two decades, the lush, isolated forests of the North Cascades have hidden a secret. Now, twenty years later, a mysterious contest has brought Mindy Harris back to the area she thought she’d left behind forever. A seemingly innocent creative design firm shows up for a company retreat, but all goes awry when one of their own turns up dead. Was it an accident? Murder? And how does the unsolved mystery from twenty years ago play into it all? Death at Glacier Lake follows the revival of the traditional ''whodunit'' detective novel, led by authors such as Louise Penny. At times fast-paced and riveting, at others poignant and thought-provoking, this novel is enhanced by the author’s signature philosophical musings on human nature and the gray area all people live in between good and evil. What are the limits of a human heart? How far will a person go for the ones they love?

Hidden, Part one

by Linda Berry
Hidden, Part one
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Haunted by the violent deaths of his Marine brothers in Afghanistan, twenty-eight-year-old Sully returns home to Oregon wanting to piece his fragmented life back together. His homecoming is tainted, however, by the long-buried secrets of his invalid father, which have torn the family apart. Their horse ranch has been neglected and is sliding into bankruptcy. Murdering horse thieves have stolen Sully’s champion stallion and killed a close friend. Doggedly, Sully works to restore the family’s prosperity and care for his ill-tempered father. His friendship with Maggie, a gentle yet vulnerable therapist, is his only refuge. Violence and murder continue to hound Sully, and until the elusive horse thieves are caught, no one in his family is safe.

Dangerous Deception

by Robert Joseph
Dangerous Deception
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ON SALE FROM 04/20/2017 - 04/26/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.4 out of 19 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 342

A pretty, young interviewer at the Center for Research of American Sexual Habits, funded by the founder of Honeys Magazine, a highly successful mens periodical devoted to the exploitation of the female body, is brutally murdered. Fati (Fatima) Rafferty, Raff's attractive, red-haired daughter and a rookie officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, is coerced by her division commander to go undercover as an interviewer at the Center in order to determine how, why and by whom the slain girl was murdered. When subsequent murders occur at the Center, the question is raised: Will Fati -- even with Raff's unofficial help -- be able to stop the killer before she herself becomes the next victim?

The Fireproof Girl

by Loretta Lost
The Fireproof Girl
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ON SALE FROM 04/19/2017 - 04/20/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.2 out of 43 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 360

Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime. She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did. Years later, when news of Cole's murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear down heaven and earth to find his killer, even enlisting the help of her ex-military ex-boyfriend. But the more she gets involved with the investigation, the more she digs up events she'd rather forget, and the more she puts herself in danger...

Ruthless

by S.C. King
Ruthless
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AVERAGE RATING 4.7 out of 9 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 331

Afraid and distraught at the brutal murder of his family and best friend, Raj flees from his home in the slums of Pune. Chaudhry, however, is relentless in his pursuit of Raj and plans the kidnap of Raj’s girlfriend Priya with the assistance of his cold-blooded foot soldier Sultan. If he kills everyone Raj loves, Chaudhry believes that Raj will soon bend to his ways and turn to the dark side. When you have a reckless politician willing to murder for personal gain and an assassin who can kill without leaving a trace, you’ve not got a whole lot of options before you. But we all know that “men are not punished for their sins, but by them”. When the selfish meet the selfless, there’s only one choice you can make. Give up or fight back.

Batman & Robin

by John Stone
Batman & Robin
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AVERAGE RATING 4.4 out of 12 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 487

Detectives Yuan and Mike drive to a crime scene and find the bodies of Batman and Robin (Clark Wiesel and Ed Marksman) who have apparently been killed by a blow to the head. Wiesel and Marksman were attending a comic book characters convention at a hotel across the street from where they were killed. At the convention, Mike and Yuan befriend another comic book character, Spiderman a.k.a. Mark Abner. Until he’s also murdered, Mark leads Mike and Yuan to the haunts of various gangs that he and Batman and Robin visited. But it’s only when the precinct’s IT man finds out that Clark Wiesel had known the location of a Chinese martial arts’ organization that the mystery begins to unravel. Since the man who apparently wielded the cane at the heads of the three victims is gone back to China, how will Mike and Yuan solve this case?

Sex Lies and Sweet Tea

by Kris Calvert
Sex Lies and Sweet Tea
AVERAGE RATING 4.3 out of 497 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 435

Hotter than hell and half of Alabama, FBI Agent, Mac Callahan is thirsty for everything except love. Coming home to bust a white-collar crime ring, Mac intends to execute his usual practice with work and women¬ – get in, get it on and get out. Instead, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the legacy of his family, his plantation, and the charms of a Southern girl. Samantha Peterson possesses everything he needs in a woman, including the evidence to wrap his case. As the investigation heats up, so does their passion and a dangerous game ignites. But, then again, everything’s hotter in the South.

Twenty Centavos

by John Scherber
Twenty Centavos
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ON SALE FROM 04/16/2017 - 04/16/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.5 out of 27 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 346

Does an artist really see things differently? Painter Paul Zacher, preparing for a gallery show in the Yucatan, is unwillingly drawn into a murder investigation in his home town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. A prominent antiques dealer has been shot in the head, and a twenty centavo coin found in his mouth. Zacher draws on the help and expertise of his Mexican girlfriend, Maya Sanchez. and his retired detective friend, Cody Williams, to comb the prosperous expatriate community for clues as he tries to stay out of the way of the police. The action ricochets from the heartland of colonial Mexico to the steamy jungles of the Yucatan as Zacher inches closer to the killer, only to find himself marked as the next victim. Twenty Centavos is the first book in the Murder in Mexico series. (Currently in development for a television series.)

Murder by Misrule

by Anna Castle
Murder by Misrule
AVERAGE RATING 4.2 out of 24 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 348

Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted protégé Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon's powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man's legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.

Sam's Song

by Hannah Howe
Sam's Song
AVERAGE RATING 4.4 out of 91 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? Yes NUMBER OF PAGES 258

Sam’s Song is a psychological mystery with a touch of humor and romance. Book one in the Sam Smith Mystery Series, Sam’s Song reached #1 on the Amazon.com private detective chart in July 2016 and #35 on the main Amazon chart in January 2017. Currently, the series runs to ten books and has attracted a devoted following in America, Britain, and Europe.

Deadly Homecoming at Rosemont

by Connie Chappell
Deadly Homecoming at Rosemont
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ON SALE FROM 04/14/2017 - 04/16/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.3 out of 29 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 261

Historian Wrenn Grayson arrives at the Rosemont mansion expecting to receive payment for her services from the mansion’s new owner, Clay Addison. That expectation dies when she and Clay find Trey Rosemont murdered on the foyer floor. Across town, police officers race to Eastwood University. Priceless Egyptian artifacts were stolen from the history department safe. Wrenn’s longtime love, Eastwood professor Gideon Douglas, heads the department. Only recovery of the artifacts will save his career. Life in Havens, Ohio, doesn’t stop for this crime spree. Wrenn works for Mayor Tallmadge. He wishes Wrenn would stop searching down clues ahead of the police and pacify temperamental playwright Barton Reed. Barton’s play is just days away from opening in historic Baxter Theater. Amid murder, theft, or curtain calls, Wrenn’s instincts prove sharp. Her stubbornness places her in the killer’s path.

Hometown Secrets (Linda Darby Mystery Book 2)

by David Bishop
Hometown Secrets (Linda Darby Mystery Book 2)
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AVERAGE RATING 4.2 out of 226 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 412

Memories are funny things. The way they quietly hang around. Linger. Waiting for something we see or hear, or an unexpected event to slam them forward into our consciousness. To strike us the way headlights assault a dark road. Some memories bring along a smile, others foreshadow danger and there are those which cry out for resolution. All of this is true for Linda Darby. Linda wonders if she might again be lured into her first lover’s bed. As the pace quickens she does find love, along with friendship, fear, danger, and opportunity. Clashes of personality and conflicts between the agendas of the principal characters eventually coalesce in ways Linda never anticipated.

The Odd Couple

by John Stone
The Odd Couple
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AVERAGE RATING 4.0 out of 14 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 472

Four dogs keep a small crowd of bank customers at bay while two thieves help themselves to the content of two safety deposit boxes. They make out with a wad of money and two extremely valuable items that had been lost during the Second World War: a Faberge egg and a necklace worth millions. That same day the bodies of two old ladies are discovered in their apartment. They gave the keys to the safety deposit boxes to the thieves. Mike and Yuan together with the robbery team unearth several clues indicating that the ladies were former Nazi surgeons who performed odious procedures on their victims. The Faberge egg and necklace seemed to have been their payment for service rendered. As for the dogs, the trainer points the Flaw and Order team to a man who brought the dogs in his kennel to be trained in crowd control.

Ominous Obsession

by Robert Joseph
Ominous Obsession
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ON SALE FROM 04/11/2017 - 04/17/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.8 out of 12 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 295

An exciting and unusual murder mystery set in the exotic world of high fashion and modeling. This is the second book in the Raff Rafferty Mystery Series.

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery Book 1)

by Blake Pierce
Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery Book 1)
AVERAGE RATING 4.3 out of 593 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? Yes NUMBER OF PAGES 250

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun. Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

Dying for a Diamond

by Cindy Sample
Dying for a Diamond
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AVERAGE RATING 4.9 out of 20 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 267

When newlyweds Laurel McKay and Tom Hunter embark on their honeymoon cruise, they look forward to sunny days exploring the Caribbean islands and intimate evenings together. Their dream quickly goes poof, when Laurel's family decides to tag along and their romantic duet turns into a party of eight. The first night on the ship, Laurel witnesses someone going overboard. But no one is reported missing, and the chief of security gives Laurel's sighting the same credibility as an alien landing. After a series of diamond thefts, Laurel discovers that suspicious shipmates are as plentiful as calories on this cruise. When a murder occurs, and a family member becomes the top suspect, Laurel is determined to unmask the killer before her dream honeymoon becomes a nautical nightmare.

Folly

by Bill Noel
Folly
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AVERAGE RATING 4.5 out of 98 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 213

Folly is the light, humorous first book in the popular Folly Beach Mystery series. Chris Landrum takes an extended vacation on Folly Beach, located in the shadows of Charleston, South Carolina, and instead of an idyllic vacation, he stumbles on a murder. In the process, he encounters a passel of quirky characters -- many of them follow him through the entire eight book series.

Capriati's Blood

by Lawrence De Maria
Capriati's Blood
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ON SALE FROM 04/05/2017 - 04/11/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.7 out of 50 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 240

Alton Rhode is recently back from military duty, recovering from wounds, when a beautiful woman asks him to find the bank-embezzler lover who fathered her daughter and disappeared 14 years earlier. The man, she says, does not know about his child but his bone marrow holds the key to saving her life. Rhode, whose private-eye business withered when his reserve unit was called up, takes the case, although it seems hopeless. If the F.B.I. can’t find the father, how can he? That turns out to be the least of Rhode’s problems, as he almost immediately becomes the target of a deranged mobster. He only survives because a mysterious guardian angel – with an automatic pistol – is watching his back. Nothing is as it seems. Rhode’s search takes him from a college campus to a nursing home to a Florida orange grove. And, finally, to a revelation he never sees coming.

The One We Love

by Donna White Glaser
The One We Love
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ON SALE FROM 04/04/2017 - 04/07/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.3 out of 245 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? Yes NUMBER OF PAGES 355

Following the sudden death of a co-worker, psychotherapist Letty Whittaker learns she has “inherited” her colleague’s case load. As professional executor, Letty assumes responsibility for Regina’s clients, including those from Devlin House, the local domestic abuse shelter where Regina had worked . . . and died. As Letty takes up her duties, she makes some disturbing discoveries: a set of files that Regina had stolen from the shelter; an AWOL resident, missing since the morning after Regina’s death; an ethics complaint Regina had made against an unnamed peer. Are the files—or the abused women they represented—connected with Regina’s death? Is the missing client on the run from her abusive husband or somebody even scarier? Who was Regina reporting to the state licensing board, and why? And, more importantly, just what kind of trouble has Letty really inherited?

Cisco Bandits

by Inge-Lise Goss
Cisco Bandits
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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.

Gunner

by Lawrence De Maria
Gunner
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ON SALE FROM 04/04/2017 - 04/10/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.5 out of 30 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 189

The brutal murder of an elderly Medal of Honor winner from the Vietnam War, staged as a robbery, has unintended consequences. The hired killer, himself a veteran of more-recent American wars, feels betrayed by the people who paid him to eliminate a man he now reveres. The outraged assassin decides to seek revenge. There is a problem. The assassin uses cutouts and secret accounts, and has no way of finding out who ordered the hit. But he knows someone who can. Someone he has trusted with his life in the past. Someone with a reputation for doing the impossible: Alton Rhode. The body count climbs as billion-dollar New York projects and politics clash in GUNNER. Finally, Rhode uncovers the shocking reason for the hero’s murder.

Sound of Blood

by Lawrence De Maria
Sound of Blood
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ON SALE FROM 04/03/2017 - 04/09/2017 AVERAGE RATING 4.3 out of 88 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 481

It’s always important to kill the right person. That's a lesson Jesús Garza and Christian Keitel learn the hard way. Innovative and strangely likable, the two assassins were just following orders when they eliminated a pesky reporter threatening corporate secrets. Unfortunately for them -- and their billionaire boss -- the reporter had a secret of his own. The killers have set off a chain reaction of revenge that threatens a financial empire built on murder, sex, fraud and political corruption. Enter Jake Scarne, a rogue New York City cop turned private eye sent to Florida by a grieving father to uncover the truth about his son’s death. Bodies pile up from coast to coast as Scarne finds himself in the crosshairs of a powerful media baron, vicious mobsters, various homicide cops, the F.B.I. – and a beautiful, amoral woman.

 
 
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