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Mysterious sightings of strange vessels have been reported in the waters of the Caribbean Sea. They’re connected to smuggling activity by the drug cartels and their new partnership with a sophisticated organized crime syndicate. Galveston and Murphy, as part of a federal task force dealing with this syndicate, are called in to investigate. They uncover an intricate plot that could ultimately push the United States into an all out drug war. The Icarus team uses their trademark, unorthodox detective skills to hunt for the mastermind behind the operation, but what they discover is a shocking revelation about the crime syndicate’s real plans.
SOLD MORE THAN 300,000 COPIES! The Queen of Scream Novels channels Wes Craven in this 3-in-1 boxed set! It's the stuff of a living nightmare... Three bone-chilling tales from a bestselling author's popular mystery series about the journalist Rebekka Franck and her friends and family.
Twenty-eight years later, Vernon Johnson is released from jail after spending the biggest part of his life on death row, convicted of having kidnapped and killed Scott Kingston. As so many times before, he has appealed his case, but this time, the judge decides to let him go. A witness has finally told the truth, and there is no longer sufficient evidence to keep him in jail. But shortly after Vernon Johnson is released and has returned to his childhood town, another child disappears, and soon all eyes are on him—again. Detective Jack Ryder is getting ready to build the house of his dreams, while hoping that Shannon won’t end up in jail for the murder her ex-husband committed. She is expecting their child and the pregnancy, along with the worrying, takes a toll on the both of them, especially when a dark secret is revealed about the lot where they are preparing to build their house.
This small town in Prairie County, Montana, has been rocked to its very core with the brutal murders of four women. A serial killer, whose calling card is as unusual as it is twisted, is on the loose -- and troubled Police Chief Nathan Sommers is bent on stopping him at all costs.
The bleakest winter on record and a gruesome discovery bring DCI David Morton to the Hackney Marshes in search of a clue, any clue, as to the identity of a dead child found near the Old River Lea. Meanwhile, closer to home, Morton's long suffering wife Sarah comes to the conclusion that her man has been doing more than work during his late nights at the office. As he closes in on the mystery of the boy's identity his life begins to crumble and a terrible wrong is done to someone he loves. With all of London watching, Morton's impeccable ethics will be tested to their limit as he is forced to choose between doing what is right and what is legal.
Psychotherapist Kate Huntington helps other people cope with the horrible things that have happened to them, but she herself has led a charmed life ... until now. When a series of what seem like random events -- a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time – takes a sinister twist, it becomes apparent that she and her lawyer friend, Rob Franklin, have a common enemy. The lead police detective has a different theory, however. He’s convinced Kate and Rob are lovers and he seems determined to build a case against them. As the attacks escalate, Kate and Rob are forced to investigate on their own. Who hates them enough to want them both dead? And doesn’t seem to mind if others get caught in the crossfire!
Retired FBI agent Cliff Knowles thought he was being hired by a Fortune 500 company just to find out why their sales of spare parts were down. He soon learns that where there's money there's mayhem -- and murder. His investigation brings him to southwestern Utah where he finds that an employee of the company he's investigating recently lost his head -- literally. Coincidence? Not a chance. When Cliff decides to venture into the desert to hunt a geocache, he is unaware that he is being hunted, too. In this harrowing tale of greed and guile, Cliff's survival depends on his only weapon -- his wits.
''Cleverly designed, Mash Up is the perfect detective read, as well as a classic addition to the noir genre.'' — San Francisco Book Review (5 of 5 Stars). Join detectives Qigiq, the Alaskan techno-newbie from Klingler's award winning debut novel RATS, and his fast-driving partner Kandy as they search for a beautiful musician who has been missing since leaving for a date with a man called Mony. The arrival of an Amazon box whose content sends her roommate into hysterics leads to a midnight ''accident,'' a boat named With A Bullet, and a web of cyber-clues: a shocking YouTube video, a mysterious virus attacking music fans, and the curious power of a Craigslist ad. ''Klingler is skilled at writing action scenes. He puts the reader directly in the line of fire, and he doesn’t let up. Anyone interested in thrillers … will find much to appreciate.'' — Foreword Clarion Reviews (4 stars).
Marella Demick was just eighteen when she was brutally attacked on her way home late one night. Fleeing her hometown for the safety and privacy of Bluff’s Edge, Ella focused on her recovery and putting the past behind her. Now, seven years later, Ella is convinced that the rapes of three women are being carried out by the same man who attacked her all those years ago. Returning to Posey Cove was not in her plans, but knowing what she knows, she’ll do anything to stop a monster from striking again. When Ella walks into the office of Behind the Scenes, she’s shocked to see Tuck Mallory. Lawyer turned private investigator, Tuck’s family has deep ties with Ella’s. In fact, Ella was working for Tuck the summer she was attacked.
This book contains scenes of: sexual violence
Death in Nostalgia City, set in a retro theme park, combines a puzzling mystery with suspense and action. Lyle Deming, an anxiety ridden ex-cop and Kate Sorensen a former college basketball star turned park publicist, are reluctantly dragged into investigating a series of deadly park ''accidents.'' A conspiracy of sabotage is threatening to kill more tourists and bankrupt the park. Nostalgia City is a meticulous re-creation of a small town from the 1970s, complete with period cars, clothes, music, hairstyles, food, shops—the works. Kate and Lyle uncover quirky characters, corporate greed, and a web of deception. They become the target of corporate thugs who chase them from Boston to Arizona in a race against time. “The book pulled me in from the very beginning and never let me go.”--Open Book Society
Former skip tracer turned amateur sleuth McKenna teams up with private-investigator wannabe Chance Logan in this Murder She Wrote meets Magnum, PI mystery. From Honolulu’s ghetto to its wealthiest communities, McKenna and Chance follow a trail of deceit to find a con man’s killer and save a decorated war hero. (New release.)
A murdered celebrity chef, a sexy special agent neighbor and battling to bake an edible cake cook up some serious trouble for Lizzie. After Lizzie's new boss, celebrity chef Armand, is stabbed in his own kitchen, Lizzie finds herself at the top of the suspect list. Determined to clear her name she’s forced to enlist the services of her new neighbor, Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency (CCIA) special agent Jack Mathis, who’s been suspended from his duties for reasons unknown. Can Lizzie save herself from getting arrested and manage to resist her special agent sidekick’s considerable charms and gorgeous smile? Will they solve the culinary murder mystery or will she end up in a prison cell? Grab your free copy of Murder On The Menu to find out!
Harry Starke loves a cold case, but this one is really cold -- more than a hundred years cold. Family Matters is a whimsical tale, a flight of fancy. It takes place on the lonely coast of Maine, where Amanda, a true believer in the paranormal, has inherited -- you guessed it -- a haunted house. Or at least that’s what the rumors say. It all begins when Amanda inherits the house, substantial assets, and a large sum of money from her grandmother. The windfall comes with a request to look into the disappearance of Elizabeth, Amanda’s great-great-grandmother, more than a hundred years ago. Harry, a skeptic, a down-to-earth investigator who believes only in the facts, has a tough time dealing with Amanda’s fantasies? We all know that the imagination can play tricks on a susceptible mind, especially when that mind is under stress. But is it just their imaginations?
Dr. Marie Bartek’s life has been perfect as the local veterinarian on Sullivan’s Island, SC, until her ability to see spirits returns after eighteen years. After confiding in her best friend and realizing their interests in the paranormal, they organize a paranormal investigation team called Sullivan’s Island Paranormal Society, SIPS. Marie learns to channel her ability through the help of one of the team members, who is a medium, but not before learning the spirits are trying to warn her about the murders taking place on Sullivan’s Island. Sullivan’s Secret captivates the reader with murder, suspense, and the world of the paranormal.
On a frigid cliff overlooking the sea, investigators find the body of an elderly man named Alex Keaton. After notifying Alex’s next of kin about the grim discovery, they are shocked to learn that the old man wasn't who he had claimed to be. The real Alex Keaton was a young boy who vanished on a snowy night over a decade ago. Baffled, the local police enlist the help of FBI Special Agent Selena Marrenger. What she finds will lead her on a journey that will push her to the limits, and bring her face to face with those who won’t hesitate to protect a dangerous secret. Can Selena bring the truth to light before it's buried forever?
Book 1 in The Black Widow Mysteries Series is a riveting tale involving multiple cons, a vicious murder, romance, betrayal, and escape as it vividly explores just how far all of us are prepared to go to avoid being alone. Kitty and Roni are building their fledgling agency by following workers' comp cheaters. Every PI's dream of catching real criminals seems to be coming true when they begin to suspect one of their targets is engaged in more nefarious activities than just a bogus comp claim. Their cat and mouse game gets twisted when they realize they are the ones being stalked. Surprises abound as Kitty and Roni break up a sex slave ring, thwart a bank robbery, nab a shoplifter, and document a Black Widow's treachery. A sudden death leaves them stunned as they second-guess their activities, forcing them to confront a murderer.
Neurosurgeon June Kato finds a dead body in the peaceful garden in her backyard, split open like a corpse on a slab, obviously a ritual suicide. Calling the police seems like a good idea, but she finds more trouble than safety. Soon she is trapped in a murder mystery, trying to find who might be responsible for a young woman’s untimely death.
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 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 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.
What if Death fell in love? Set on the eve of the Day of The Dead, this supernatural thriller is infused with mystical energy. As the novel’s lead character, Yeats Dane, sets out to find his wife's killer and avenge her murder he is seduced by Death. Then a wild and fantastic game of cat and mouse ensues, in which everything goes wrong.
The Queen of Scream Novels channels Wes Craven in this 3-in-1 boxed set! Three chilling page-turners from a bestselling author: the 4th, 5th, and 6th installments in Willow Rose's popular mystery series about the author Emma Frost and her friends and family on Fanoe Island. Includes CROSS YOU HEART AND HOPE TO DIE, PEEK A BOO I SEE YOU, AND TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE.
McKenna and Chance Logan, his PI-wannabe friend, must find a killer in a case with no clues, no evidence, and no witnesses. While McKenna and Chance enjoy time at Honolulu's newest, trendy coffee shop, a stranger enters. McKenna can't believe the man is wearing an inflammatory T-shirt with a precious necklace reserved for Hawaiian royalty. The barista and store manager accuse the man of disrespecting the Hawaiian culture and the confrontation turns into a brawl. Chance intervenes, but not before the store manager threatens the man. A short time later, the man is found murdered and the necklace, a lei niho palaoa, is missing. The manager becomes the cops' primary suspect. He asks McKenna and Chance to help prove his innocence. Join McKenna is this fast-paced cozy thriller as he contends with quirky witnesses and a bizarre twist of fate.
Renowned archaeologist James McKenzie has uncovered many prophecies, each with a mysterious symbol accompanying their inscription. Now, edifices of this symbol are reappearing, not engraved in aged rock, but painted in blood above the victims of a serial killer, and the fanatical cult he serves. Detective Hassom is charged with the task of making sense of this slaughter and capturing the perpetrators. Corruption, collusion and the discovery that Lucas, a strangely gifted eight year old orphan, is the primary target of the murderous cult force Detective Hassom and Professor McKenzie to work together to solve the murders. In their efforts to protect Lucas and reveal the ultimate goal of the cult leader and how this relates to the final, revelatory prophecy discovered in Iran, they unearth a truth, more terrible than anything they could have feared.
Melar Campos has just witnessed her best friend's murder. On the run and being hunted for a crime she didn't commit, she changes her name to Macy and hides out in Posey Cove, Pennsylvania, a small town that has seen its share of crime recently. Months before, Behind the Scenes private investigator Jack Pepper, along with his partner Tuck Mallory, investigated a case that led to the death of a vicious rapist and killer. Jack, slowly recovering from a gun shot wound, hires Melar when his housekeeper unexpectedly takes a leave of absence to tend to her daughter and new granddaughter. Jack senses something more to Melar and it doesn't take long before he figures out she's not who she says she is. With a killer on the hunt for the one person who can put him away, Melar relies on Jack and his team from Behind the Scenes to gather the evidence she needs. (New release.)
Half the fun of this one is the contentious relationship between freelance journalist Annie Szabo and her pushy Gypsy mother-in-law, Madame Mina. When they can stop arguing long enough to put their heads together, they make a crack team of amateur psychic sleuths. When they can't, they keep us in stitches. Unfortunately for Annie, Mina’s come to stay—just up and parked her trailer in Annie's yard, right next to Annie’s pet giraffes. We should explain: Annie’s neighbor and good friend, Margo Spanger, is the owner-operator of a New Age circus that helps support a home for abused women. The giraffes, like other human and animal performers, just kind of spill over. One of the year's five best mysteries -- Library Journal.
When Cassie agrees to go on a date with her gorgeous new neighbor, she doesn’t expect the night to end with a glimpse into eternity. Within twenty-four hours she discovers not only are young women being brutally murdered around her beloved town, but an ancient evil is using her new neighbor like a puppet to do the killing. Knowing the police won’t believe her without solid proof, she makes it her mission to find the evidence they need. Add to that how her cat has started talking to her, plus she’s seeing ghosts that want her help, and it’s no surprise that she’s beginning to question her sanity. Will she be able to help the living and the dead and not end up another victim? She’ll need to learn fast if she wants to survive in one piece. This is the first book in the New Sight Series -- a paranormal mystery series about a young woman whose eyes are opened to the hidden world around her.