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87-year-old ex-spy’s Max and Olivia live in a nursing home forgotten and waiting to die. After finding a secret message in the paper they are called back into action and must escape from the home and return to the UK – the fate of London and much of the world hangs in the balance.
The sun rises on the picturesque island of Folegandros, revealing a young girl's headless, mutilated body impaled on an antenna pole for all to see. Lieutenant Ioli Cara is sent to assist with the seemingly open-and-shut case. But, there is more than meets the eye... A mysterious lover, an angry brother, an ex-boyfriend, a special needs classmate... all minute pieces of a greater puzzle. 'Open and shut case, my fat, pregnant ass,' curses Ioli, wishing she had her former partner Captain Papacosta by her side. But, cancer-ridden Costa is miles away; aboard one of Greece's finest cruise ships. He, also finds himself with a mystery of his own in his hands. A missing girl and a large pool of blood in the cabin next door, cut his relaxing holiday short.
In a noir mystery reminiscent of Mary Higgins Clark, former crime reporter, Renée pieces together clues to the identity of a serial killer from her bed in the maternity ward of Cherry Vale Hospital. Set in California, the twist at the end delivers a Roald Dahl-like sting. From the author of A Minor Deception: A Joseph Haydn Mystery.
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.
Two homicide detectives use a unique type of DNA search technique while pursuing a serial killer. The detectives become inseparable as they hunt for the killer.
She has an eye for detail but can she see the truth? Making decisions is not one of Francesca Miliardo's strengths so when something mysterious starts unfolding in her father's mansion in Milan - it's no surprise that she's unsure what to do. Francesca dreams of becoming a star in the contemporary art world and she has all the right connections, though what should be a summer of fun is turning out to be anything but. Crippling migraines have always been a burden, now strange happenings are making her question whether they really are a curse. It's not the best time to fall for someone, but who could resist a man with wolf's eyes? Knowing who to trust is vital when those closest to you are suddenly not all they seem. It's the time in Francesca's life to make some hard choices: follow her own path or step into somebody else's story.
Jack Story is a private detective in a city full of superheroes. Aging WWII super solider Major Victory is being blackmailed. The Major’s granddaughter, the apple of his eye, is an unwitting star of a sex tape. If the Major doesn’t pay up, the world gets to see what his little darling gets up to at night. The Major wants Jack to make the blackmail stop. Preferably with lots of pain being inflicted on the blackmailer. Jack takes the job. But when Jack starts digging into the case things turn deadly. There is an explosion downtown that levels a concrete building and kills a young superhero. The grand daughter insists the bomb was really meant her and not her best friend. That same friend shows up in Jack’s office hours after the explosion, claiming she was the target all along. She demands that Jack find out who’s responsible before disappearing into the night.
By the time Detective Inspector Skelgill becomes the tenth person to be stranded on secluded Grisholm (Pigs’ Isle in Old Norse) where a writers’ retreat is taking place, one of the assembled literati is already dead. Though natural causes seem to provide the explanation, a second apparently accidental death and a series of inexplicable experiences convince Skelgill that a cold and calculating killer is at large. Set around Derwentwater in the English Lake District, this traditional whodunit sees Skelgill and his team striving to fathom a mystery that his superior officer suspects may be no more than his imagination at play.
Who really burned the town and killed two white women? The new reporter inflames the town by investigating the 1960's accusation of a young powerboat driving prodigy who happened to be black.
In The Marsh, the fifth book of the highly-popular Folly Beach Mystery series, Chris Landrum’s morning began as he stood in a cemetery listening to the eulogy for a friend; his day then deteriorated rapidly when he heard that a murder victim had been found behind his retirement home. And to make matters worse, Chris’s world was turned upside down when he learned that the victim was the law partner of one of his friends. With the help of his tag-alone buddy and want-to-be private detective, Charles; a has-been country music singer; and, a new acquaintance who runs a marsh tour business and goes by the well-deserved name, Mad Mel, Chris puts on hold his dream of spending an idyllic retirement on the small, quirky island near historic Charleston. Chris and his merry band of misfits, stumble, bumble, and come face-to-face with death in their amateurish and humorous quest to find a killer.
There's nothing worse than not knowing... On a hot summer evening, a young woman’s body is discovered in a small Tennessee town. When another girl vanishes on her way home from work, Special Agent Selena Marrenger takes on the case. All signs point to a terrifying serial killer with a unique modus operandi: a chemical used in state executions that isn’t found in Tennessee. As Selena inches closer to the unnerving truth, she starts to believe that something much larger - and sinister - is at play. Probing local law enforcement for answers unearths a well hidden secret woven into the fabric of truth, justice, and madness… In this fast paced novel where nothing is quite what it seems, M.W. Griffith leads readers on a dangerous, twisting quest to bring justice to families whose lives have been changed forever by tragedy.
It’s 2016 and people are still the same. We are motivated by love or money in equal amounts, all relationship have their pros and cons, and most often we don’t know what we have until we are about to lose it. Welcome to Inheritance Mystery. Love, scandal, murder, and luxury cars await you. Growing up with money has taught Jasper that he can have what he wants without working for it. It has also attracted a gold-digging girlfriend that thinks the same thing. What is Jasper willing to do to inherit his uncle’s money? What is Jasper’s girlfriend willing to do to ensure that he does? In this face paced, modern take on part of the human condition, we meet characters who are motivated by greed, love, and Family. We learn that no matter how far society has progressed, we are still the simple creators we have always been. And in the end, we learn that blood is still thicker than water.
A tornado slices through Redbud, Nebraska, and a skeleton falls out of the wall of a demolished home revealing a murder at least 50 years old. Most of the suspects are over 80 and acting strangely. Chief Randy Sorensen is on the job with help from the Redbud Area Dog Rescue ladies. And someone is watching. Is it the Ghost of Redbud Meadow?
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!
''The good spy dies twice,'' the cryptic final words from a condemned death row inmate, draw Jake Boxer, the one-time king of cable news, out of retirement, setting him on a collision course with a deadly global conspiracy involving his new wife, a secretive New World Order, and the ''guests'' a posh Alaskan ski resort. When a murder happens at the hotel, everyone becomes a suspect. Jake soon discovers that the conspiracy he stumbled upon involves a devastating and far-reaching Cold War secret hidden at the hotel. Can he catch the murderer and unravel the conspiracy before the secret leaves the hotel? Described as ''a spry and undeniably rousing espionage thriller'' by Kirkus Reviews, and nominated for RT Book Reviews’ 2017 Review Source award, The Good Spy Dies Twice, is part spy thriller, part whodunit, and the first book in the exciting new thriller series, Bullseye.
“A private investigator, a mysterious hitchhiker, dancers, gangsters, a mysterious bag …and twists and turns that will have the reader unable to put it down, Missing Mona…has it all.” — San Francisco Book Review (5 stars). As Tommy looks squarely at his next decade his smartphone convinces him the time is ripe for a change. So he hits the road. He immediately meets a damsel in distress named Mona. She persuades him that the bright lights and dark clubs of Chicago might be his kind of town. So on a summer Saturday night they settle into a fancy hotel. On Sunday...Mona disappears. After truth and lies are stirred like a blue martini, being assaulted, and witnessing a shooting that drowns a Ferrari -- Tommy is desperate to help Mona. If he can find her.
''It's hard to turn the other cheek with a rifle barrel in your mouth.'' In 1957 rural Pennsylvania, Angus Hardgrave works an oil rig, fights dogs, distills Walnut Whiskey... and murders wives, friends, anybody. Alone when her father dies, eighteen-year-old Emeline Margulies decides to follow the voice of God in all things. When she hears that she is to escape the clutches of a violent Korean War vet by marrying Angus Hardgrave--a man rumored to have pitiable luck with wives--she humbles herself and follows God's will. And finds herself trapped between a stalking rapist and a serial killer. As each decision leads her closer to destruction, Emeline must choose between following the faith that got her into trouble... Or the moxie, resolve, and evil within that promise to get her out.
This book contains scenes of: sexual violence and animal cruelty
What goes on behind closed doors doesn’t always stay there… Calamity (Callie) Barnstable isn’t surprised to learn she’s the sole beneficiary of her late father’s estate, though she is shocked to discover she has inherited a house in the town of Marketville—a house she didn’t know existed. However, there are conditions attached to Callie’s inheritance: she must move to Marketville, live in the house, and solve her mother’s murder. Callie’s not keen on dredging up a thirty-year-old mystery, but if she doesn’t do it, there’s a scheming psychic named Misty Rivers who is more than happy to expose the Barnstable family secrets. Determined to thwart Misty and fulfill her father’s wishes, Callie accepts the challenge. But is she ready to face the skeletons hidden in the attic?
An assassination is planned in Syria. An extramarital affair occurs in Washington, D.C. The U.S. President decides to run for re-election. A mother and her daughter in Oregon are threatened. Relentlessly, Linda Darby and Ryan Testler are pulled toward these seemingly disparate events until their only way out is to confront what is quickly becoming unavoidable.
In this unique mix of classic pulp noir and golden age derring-do, the world's greatest superhero is mysteriously murdered, and only a former villain turned PI can find the killer in time.
Alexis Parker, a former federal agent, finds herself thrust into the role of bodyguard in order to protect a handsome CEO, James Martin. Along the way, Alex must overcome her own inner demons, resist Martin’s constant advances, and identify the party that’s attempting to destroy Martin’s life and anyone that stands in the way. The conspiracy unfolds in an action-packed tale, proving business can also be personal.
Five mysteries from today's best-selling Christian authors. Novels from Susette Williams, Ellen Edwards Kennedy, Alana Terry, Amanda Tru, and Alexa Verde.
No good deed goes unpunished. In a remote Colorado ranching community, a horse trainer and a rancher provide women with sanctuary. All is well -- until a Texas organization for abused women is burglarized and a powerful legislator starts looking for his wayward daughter.
Raff Rafferty, to escape the furor of an officer-involved shooting scandal in California, moves to Manhattan and joins the New York City Police Department. Can he restore his life and reputation in the Big Apple or is his investigation of the baffling murder of a gorgeous model and his brush with the colorful, bizarre—and sometimes dangerous—world of high fashion destined to destroy him?
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 overcome her disbelief and prove the murdered woman’s husband is innocent or forever be tormented by an invisible bullet wound.