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Deception, intrigue and murder come to town when a sinister art trafficking organization sets up shop in Dunbarton. No one is who they appear to be. Masks are being worn, roles are being played, and both Good and Evil are walking the streets. The trouble is, no one is sure which is which. On a sunny Saturday in July, a large RV pulls into the drive of Chris and Alicia Mallory’s farm. Inside are his sisters who are there as location scouts for a television show – a least, that’s what they’ve told Chris. But like many people in Dunbarton that summer, it’s a mask they are wearing. The reality involves art theft, forgery and trafficking on an international scale, a reality that soon proves deadly. Before long, Chris and Alicia are on the trail of a master criminal, known only as The Chameleon, who is hiding in plain sight.
When Suzanne Moss, co-founder of a technology company learns that her firm is targeted for a major theft, she begins an international chase that takes her from Manhattan to Asia to secure her company’s safety from thieves. As the mother of two preteens and wife of fast-tracked Wall Street attorney, her already overly scheduled life is thrust into warp speed. With the guidance and support of her business partner with secrets of his own, she races to resolve the threaten theft, only to learn of her husband’s treachery that placed both her company and children in jeopardy.
In the Rolson McKane novels, the South is as frightening as the ghosts that inhabit it. Readers encounter trigger-happy monsters, racists, unhappy lovers, and drifting spirits from the cold side of the dirt.. It's a South like you've never experienced before, and it's bound to keep you up at night. Rolson McKane thought he was done being a cop. Then, he finds the dead young man in the Boogie House. What transpires afterward will defy everything he knows about the people he grew up with in the small town of Lumber Junction, GA. The hatred. The violence. The secrets. And all of it seems to relate to the death of a young black man in the woods by his house. The cops won't help. Neither will the "good" people of the town. Rolson's only help are his best friend and the ghost of a dead man. He can only hope to solve this mystery before the clues - and the suspects - all dis
Claire Marshall’s world crumbled when her husband died in a fire. Emotionally fragile but determined to move forward, Claire buys into a small company that restores historic houses in New Orleans. When a wealthy widower named Frank Palmer, is found dead in a burned building, he police suspect her of arson or murder, maybe both. Frank spent his last days telling the world they were in love and planning to marry, now he's dead, and she can't prove their relationship was purely business. Claire's quest to prove her innocence before the police “prove” her guilt becomes an investigation into Frank's life. Why did he lie about their relationship? Why would someone want to kill him? Finding the answers brings her face to face with the real killer -- and with her own worst fears. A Perfect Victim won the 2015 Eppie for best ebook mystery.
An exciting murder mystery set in exotic India! Ex-cop-turned-priest Raff Rafferty is confronted with the baffling disappearance of two girls and the head nun from the orphan girls' mission school which he now heads. Later, a Hindu holy man is brutally slain during a religious ritual. Raff must decide whether or not these two incidents are related and if they are, how to solve them.
When a Native American burial mound presents evidence of a history tracing back far more than local tribes could account for, John realizes the significance of his discovery could go far beyond monetary wealth. His world enters the realm of science fiction, and he races to stay one step ahead of death in his efforts to share the truth with the world.
Orcs, vampires, rogue mages, and strange familiars... The night's filled with beasts looking for kicks, who trod the urban landscape with cloven hoof or sharpened claw, keeping a yellow eye out for easy prey. But what's a citizen to do when dark shadows lie heavy, spells become useless, and wands lose their charm? They call on the heroes of Eight in the Chamber. These hardboiled cops and investigators specialize in a preternatural kind of justice. They aren't afraid to delve into dark magic or wield a cursed instrument to save the pure and innocent. They won't quit until every dark deed is punished, and the scales of justice are balanced. In Eight in the Chamber, a cadre of your favorite authors have banded together to bring you all the thrills of the urban supernatural, with a twist of sci-fi noir, in a collection ofnovels, spellbinding novellas, and short stories.
Senior Lieutenant Pavel Matyushkin has a problem. Several, actually. Not the least of them is the fact that a powerful Soviet boss has been murdered, and Matyushkin’s surly commander has given him an ultimatum to close the case quickly. Then there is the KGB colonel who seems a bit too interested in the course of Matyushkin’s investigation... and Pavel’s womanizing office mate, who gets involved with a subject of the case... and a series of petty burglaries that defy resolution... and of course Pavel’s complicated love interest, who is as prickly as she is perceptive... Alexei Bayer’s debut novel, set in 1960s Moscow, peels back the layers of late Soviet life to offer a vivid, gripping tale of deception, greed, murder, and a simple detective just trying to do his job.
In the Rolson McKane novels, the South is as frightening as the ghosts that inhabit it. Readers encounter trigger-happy monsters, racists, unhappy lovers, and drifting spirits from the cold side of the dirt.. It's a South like you've never experienced before, and it's bound to keep you up at night. Rolson McKane thought he was done being a cop. Then, he finds the dead young man in the Boogie House. What transpires afterward will defy everything he knows about the people he grew up with in the small town of Lumber Junction, GA. The hatred. The violence. The secrets. And all of it seems to relate to the death of a young black man in the woods by his house. The cops won't help. Neither will the people of the town. Rolson's only help are his best friend and the ghost of a dead man. He can only hope to solve this mystery before the clues - and the suspects - all disappear.
When an old-time bootlegger dies and leaves his son Mike a cryptic letter hinting at millions in hidden cash, Mike and his friend Joe embark on a journey that takes them through three states and 50 years of history. What they find goes beyond money and transforms them both.
On July 4, 1946, Navy Captain Edward Lawson attempted to fly an experimental seaplane into the hands of the Soviet Union. The top-secret plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean before he could succeed with his traitorous action. His body, and the wreck of the plane, were lost at sea. Mike Howard runs a small aviation museum, and, several decades later, his war-hero family still feels the sting of Lawson's unpatriotic actions. When Mike is pressured by Lawson's grandson, Jesse, to mount a search for the traitor's corpse, his first instinct is to refuse. However, his scholarly instincts quickly get drawn into the hunt, and he soon realizes that there is much more to the story. As Mike's corporate sponsors passionately lobby for him to stop stirring up old issues, it is made clear to him just how tangled the web of espionage has become.
Detective Garda Sergeant Mike West is called to investigate a murder in a local Foxrock graveyard. Suspicion immediately falls on a local woman, Kelly Johnson, whose husband disappeared some months before. And then she disappears. Evidence leads West to the small village of Come to Good, Cornwall, but when he checks in to a local Inn, he finds Kelly has arrived before him. Her explanation seems to make sense but just when West thinks his suspicions are unfounded, she disappears again. Is she guilty? West, fighting an unsuitable attraction, doesn't want to believe it. But the evidence against her is mounting.
In Boneyard Beach, the tenth book in the popular Folly Beach Mystery series, a knock on Chris Landrum’s cottage door proves that he doesn’t have to leave home to find trouble. A friend arrives to say that he is accused of murder. Chris then learns that another friend Larry’s shady past is threatened to be exposed. Chris and his best friend Charles join a walking group to learn more about Larry’s nemesis, but instead of the health benefits of walking, he and Charles come face-to face with deception, intrigue, and murder. In this humorous novel, described as the ''perfect beach read,'' Chris and his quirky pals must put everything on the line—including their lives—to catch not one, but two killers.
Tough, street-wise NYPD detective Neil Jericho, burnt out after years working violent homicide and drug cases in East Harlem, transfers to the police department of peaceful, posh East Hampton. There his main duties are cruising in a patrol car: handling misdemeanor crimes, traffic violations, and being part of The Thin Blue Line around the celebrity-studded house parties of Donna Karan, P. Diddy, Steven Spielberg, et al. Detective Jericho is called upon to investigate the disappearance and possible drowning of Burton Cascadden, a wealthy real estate developer. As he uncovers evidence that this may be a homicide, Jericho becomes attracted to a suspect — Cascadden’s wife, a beautiful modern dance teacher. She responds to him as well, but are her feelings real? Or is she manipulating him? Jericho begins to lose his objectivity, which complicates an already baffling case.
Missing masterpieces, Nazi blackmailers and a pesky amateur sleuth. When art history student Zelda Richardson finds clues to the whereabouts of an art collection hidden in Amsterdam, she doesn’t expect her discovery to make her a target of someone willing to steal - and even kill - to find the lost masterpieces. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the missing collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive. Set in present day and World War Two Amsterdam, The Lover’s Portrait is the ‘perfect combination of history, mystery and art.’ ** 1 of The Displaced Nation’s 36 Top Expat Fiction Picks for 2016 ** ''Gripping mystery…the suspense is intensely magnetic and the characters equally captivating.'' - BookLife Prize for Fiction 2016, No. 14 in Mystery category. ''Well worth reading.'' – IndieReader. Audiobook available on Audible on October 1!
''Superbly written, darkly intriguing and absolutely original, Pigment is sure to build an enthusiastic following for Topper and much interest in her future releases. It is recommended without reservation.'' -- BookViral. In this award-winning novel, young American Aliya Scott travels to Tanzania to help children with her condition. There, people without pigment in their skin are called ''zeru-zeru,'' it means ghost, and they are believed to possess magical powers. When Aliya goes missing, her father sets to find her. Will her reach her before it is too late?
This book contains scenes of: sexual violence and torture
The latest Matt Kile Mystery is a frisky, sometimes over-the-top, romp through Hollywood, a town with its own manner, imagery, and code of conduct. Matt finds himself smack dab in the middle of the craziness when he’s invited to a Hollywood party where nothing is as it seems. The party is at the home of a famous film producer, who’s married to the big screen’s current sex symbol. Matt takes his favorite date, Clarice Talmadge, to the gathering of silicone starlets and movie moguls. This stylish murder mystery could be called an edgy cozy or a private detective story absent gratuitous violence. The one thing it isn’t is a predictable story of murder.
Fast cars, a little grand theft auto, and blending in with the wrong kind of crowd, it’s just another day in the life for private investigator Alexis Parker. A dozen cars have been stolen and passed off to an international car broker that’s mysterious and dangerous. One of the stolen vehicles is found at the scene of a double homicide. The deeper Alex digs, the more complicated the case becomes. Instead of just a few GTAs, there is a killer for hire on the loose, and a cop from her past ends up in his crosshairs. Alexis Parker must hunt the hunter. He’s eluded Interpol and the European authorities. Now he’s here. His identity is unknown. His contracted targets are unidentifiable, and his method for killing is gruesome. The only name they have for him is the Camel. It’s a battle of wits that requires Alex to be at the top of her game if she hopes to survive.
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.
It’s the 1950s. Thousands of people every day pass through Smoke Tree, California, on Route 66. The Mother Road. The two-lane blacktop that stretches from Chicago to LA. A few make a quick stop in the isolated, Mojave Desert town. Some stay. Some are dangerous. And a few are downright deadly. Burke Henry is deadly. He drives into Smoke Tree on a motorcycle on a cold, windy, winter day. His panniers are stuffed with cash. Lots of cash. Who is he? What does he want? Why a tiny town like Smoke Tree? Nobody knows, but they’re all dying to find out.
When a high profile socialite is found dead, posed in an extremely provocative position, Lieutenant Ellison Frost must set aside her personal connection in pursuit of the truth. As the case pushes into the reaches of the victim's sexually deviant lifestyle, Frost must battle exposing her own private life and the duality it has become. Can she solve the case without exposing her twisted desires and risking her career? Does she continue to hide the shackles that restrain her or simply throw them to the light and forever be Unbound?
The Pineapple Port crew takes a road trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, only to discover ''body bits'' in their vacation home. The nursing home next door is run by some suspicious characters and one of their residents is missing. Hmm...
Do you ever wonder how drugs get in those little brown bottles? Read The Pharm House and you may give it a second thought. In this suspenseful thriller, Bill investigates the underworld of the international pharmaceutical industry, which includes unscrupulous activities at the hands of corporate lieges traversing the planet and seducing young women while soliciting, marketing, manufacturing and selling legalized addiction under the guise of medicinal purpose. The scenes are seamy and torrid as well as realistic and matter of fact.
In the Colorado foothills, Susie Wheeler’s peaceful widowhood of gentling and training abused horses is shattered by gunshots in the night, bullet holes in her barn and dead horses. Confused by the violence to her peaceful life, she ignores people who try to intimidate her and turns to her friends.
Serial murder with a sick ritual... The most unusual way to use Eggs Benedict... The mismatched duo's race against time... FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Former London socialite Kelly Kinki doesn’t always see eye to eye with her sexy-as-hell boss Michael Archangel, but she’ll follow the brilliant, cross-dressing detective anywhere to help solve their latest case. Kelly was happy to lay her rep as the Dragon Lady to rest when she moved across the pond, but to catch an eyeball snatching serial killer she’ll have to put her skills at fire breathing to the test once again. A gruesome autopsy, a visit with her ex, and a shocking encounter with a killer compete for craziest day on the job, but nothing can hold a candle to a glimpse of her boss in the buff. Can Kelly and Archangel solve the case? The ayes have it. PI’s that is.