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John Rossiter died of a fractured skull due to a sudden fall. That was the verdict of the doctor, who signed the death certificate and the coroner, who certified the death. That was also what his wife of two years was happy to believe despite the fact that nobody witnessed the accident and some of his injuries were inconsistent. Rossiter’s mother suspects foul play and hires Private Investigator, Steve Passarelli to handle the case. And when Passerelli starts to investigate, he suddenly realised that certain things didn’t add up. As far as Passarelli was concerned, it was good money for a pretty straightforward assignment. But from the moment he accepted the assignment, Passarelli was set up as a fall guy. Somewhere along the way, things take a sinister twist. Then Passarelli realised what he was up against; a world-class cover-up in a class of its own. And he was suddenly the target.
Two international thrillers in one. COVERT DREAMS What if the government said that your missing wife never existed? A business trip to the Middle East for Stan and Valerie Halsey ends in chilling confusion and despair as Valerie seemingly falls off the face of the earth, leaving no trace of her existence behind. Both B.J. and Stan suspect that they have been sucked into a conspiracy that threatens to consume them and everyone they love. DEADLY EYES: Could murder threaten a rocky romance? When Cuff and Rosie, laid-back lovers on their idyllic Caribbean paradise of St. Croix, are just beginning to move their relationship to the next level, they suddenly find themselves entangled in the crosshairs of an unknown stalker whose relentless pursuit knows no bounds. Now, with their lives on the line and time running short, they know they must act fast or they will die.
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.
A car accident shattered the ankle and first marriage of probation officer Gillian Jones. In her mid-thirties, Gillian’s remarried and life would be perfect if only she had a child. Her 17-year-old probation client, Jessica Coffers, abandoned her baby as a newborn. Jessica is now raising the rescued infant even though some people in Bend Brook, Nebraska, are pressuring the county attorney to file additional charges. Jessica’s guardians want to put the child up for adoption to avoid any further controversy. Gillian knows she would be the perfect match, but she cannot reconcile the loving mother she sees on a weekly basis with the crime she committed. When the county attorney is murdered, Jessica is the prime suspect. Gillian throws herself into proving Jessica’s innocence, but she’ll need to act fast before the killer strikes again.
Camp Baroota has fallen, and The Director has moved on. Forming a replacement- Camp Cachibaché. He has a new psychotic camp director, new security team and an impenetrable remote location. The Director is back in business. However, before the camp is even up and rolling The Wild Card has begun his vengeful hunt for The Director. The Hunter had become the hunted. Nick Hudson is back, more motivated, angry and mentally unstable. He's now committed to a no holds barred death match. A final violent confrontation with The Director. Fate however has another plan for Nick, as he and Nõnkos Zia, the only other survivor from Camp Baroota begin their quest to crush the elusive Director. The Battle has begun for Nick and Nõn. Cachibaché is full of unexpected twists and turns that set Nick into a downward spiral. Hold on tight and avoid the wrath of The Wild Card.
A dark, twisty mystery. When a malnourished woman is involved in a fatal car crash Ward's attempts to identify her falter. Suspecting the woman to be the victim of an abduction, the detective races against time to try to uncover what happened to her. And then the brutal murders start.
A boy falls from a tree, sustains serious injuries and gets whisked away for life-saving surgery despite the hysterical protests of his mother. So starts a mysterious abandonment that alerts assistant district attorney Joe Brandt to a troubled family with anti-government obsessions. While Joe and his partner, psychologist Kat Nolan, attempt to understand and remedy this potentially lethal abuse of a child the boy’s father, Cory Trammell, is driven farther out of control in his offensive against the world. Aided in his battle by two unpredictably brutal men with agendas of their own, Cory goes to war. While Joe investigates with the help of the police and eventually the FBI, the crimes in the wake of what is no longer a benign incident begin to pile up – from assault to arson to murder.
Someone is stalking her. When the police won’t take her seriously, rising culinary star Ashli Wilson hires private investigator Lange Sterling to protect her. Even though his people skills are a little rusty, Ashli never doubts his ability to keep her safe. The jaded ex-cop likes to play by the rules and he has plenty of them…. Always be Prepared… Always Stay Focused… Never Get Personally Involved… Too bad none of his self-imposed rules apply in this case. From the moment he meets her, Lange knows there is more to Ashli —and this case— than meets the eye. This Southern belle is smart, sexy, brave, and fiercely independent. As her stalker becomes more aggressive and a murder occurs, Lange knows Ashli’s life is in his hands. He’ll go to any length to save to her life, even if it meanslosing what’s left of his battered heart in the process.
Think Breaking Bad for Libraries. A Southern librarian has to steal to keep her library alive. ''I adored everything about this wacky novel…Five Stars.'' -- Redheaded Booklover Reviews.
Espionage Novelist Noel Hynd (FLOWERS FROM BERLIN) takes us back to the World War Two era in this well reviewed crime mystery based on a true story... On a hot summer night in 1943, someone murdered Sir Harry Oakes, one of the richest men in the world, as he slept in his mansion in Nassau. The crime was sensational and covered by the author's father, Alan Hynd, the top true crime reporter of the day. Ashes From A Burning Corpse revisits the case with new insights and a stunning conclusion that casts new light on corruption, depravity and social order in a hot violent place.
When a cold case heats up, Serenity won’t stop until she discovers the truth. In this installment of the bestselling Serenity’s Plain Secrets’ series, Serenity must work with US marshals to uncover the truth behind a shockingly brutal fifteen-year-cold murder. Desperate for answers, Serenity finds herself in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she unravels secrets that threaten to tear her and Daniel apart. But digging up the past is dangerous, and the quaint Amish settlement isn’t as safe as it seems. If Serenity chooses to trust the man she’s come to love, it could mean a happily ever after… or her final act.
Dr. Ben Merrick and his fiancé, Rachel Gardner, can't get her divorced parents to stay in the same room, much less attend their wedding together. He is also looking over his shoulder expecting more trouble from a very senior surgeon who has shown he is still smarting from a previous dust-up. Ben doesn't know if a series of mishaps and accidents are caused by a disgruntled patient's relatives or represent more from the older surgeon. Then his prospective father-in-law approaches him, needing money for reasons Ben can't fathom. Rachel has an idea about the cause of the request, but she doesn't want to accept it. Then, when the deaths begin, Ben and Rachel begin to wonder if they can escape unscathed…and alive.
A unique read awaits you with Thomas Hollyday’s new book Slave Graves. Enter into the modern world of River Sunday, a Chesapeake harbor town where its characters match its past with its future. In this first book of the series, you’ll follow a archeologist’s transformation as he changes from a stuffy well contented professor into a man searching for his honor. He and his fellow historian, a female former student, fight for the right to uncover and preserve a terrible past discovered under the mud of an old farm. As financial and racial interests terrorize them, they realize once again the age old lesson in life, that truth comes with a very high price in murder.
A stunning novel of high society and savage homicide set against the backdrop of World War Two. Based on a true story and based on the life of Alan Hynd, America's highest paid true crime reporter of the 1940's and '50's.
Jakub “Pies” Jakubowski is an expert at what he does, so good that he maintains a clean criminal record. Twenty-eight-year-old Pies is a member of a Chicago Outfit-sanctioned burglary crew run by Northwest-Side-based boss Stan Zielinski and his son Sebastian, “Bast.” Because Pies is arrest-free, he’s ordered to take a position in a newly opened suburban 9-1-1 communications center. The plan calls for Pies to supply his accomplices with information about alarm systems that are currently out of service. A non-functioning alarm equals an easy payday for him and his bosses. But Pies is fed up with the criminal life and plans to anew. The true challenge in Pies’s risky plan, however, rests on him somehow persuading the troubled and artistic woman he loves—who also happens to be Bast’s girlfriend—to go away with him.
It all began on that day… Like a typical teenager, Ella longs for a life she doesn’t have, dreaming of the extravagant world of Hollywood stars. But when her mother’s extraordinary luck makes her wish come true, it doesn't take long for Ella to desperately want to take back that wish. It is too late when she realizes that wish fulfillment has its consequences.
Can a man who’s lived a life of crime ever escape his past? The world’s most reluctant private investigator is about to find out... Former bad boy turned local hero, Bill Murdoch, is hired to investigate who framed wealthy businessman, James Harte, for murder. Going undercover amongst the jet set, Murdoch is quickly drawn into an exciting world of yachts, horse racing and glitzy parties. But soon Murdoch’s shady past looks set to catch up with him and when he falls for Harte’s beautiful wife, Amanda, things take a deadly turn. CLASS ACT is the gripping new murder mystery from bestselling author, Ged Gillmore. A perfect piece of modern Australian noir, it will grab you and keep you guessing until the very last line. CLASS ACT is the second book in the Bill Murdoch Mystery series. It is perfect for fans of Peter Temple, Scott Pratt, Jane Harper, Garry Disher, and Peter Corris.
The bone-chilling cold wrapped its icy arms around Bridgetown, New York, an unassuming, bustling railroad town. The inhabitants didn't live, they endured life.
If you like Philip Marlowe and Spenser, then you’ll love Burnside! The first three novels in The Burnside Mystery Series have been placed into a boxed set which includes: POST PATTERN, FADE ROUTE, and BUBBLE SCREEN. All books feature Private Investigator Burnside, the former college football star and LAPD officer. The writing is crisp and sharp, witty banter and action-packed scenes. POST PATTERN was a winner of the Private Eye Writers of America Award for Best New Mystery, and the three novels have garnered over 200 five-star reviews on Amazon. Set against the mean streets and sun drenched backdrop that is Los Angeles, these books provide readers with engaging stories that deliver clever plots, crackling dialogue and fascinating characters.
Murder at a construction site draws Ohio private investigator Maggie Sullivan into a case that makes cops mistrust her and friends doubt her. The suspect, Rachel Minsky, is Maggie’s closest friend – and all signs point to Rachel’s guilt. Rachel ignores the rules society imposes on women. In 1942, that independence as well as her success in business has made her enemies. Yet the dead man also had an unsavory secret or two, starting with his missing mistress. Who was the murderer’s real target? In a city where World War II shortages of men and material have created new motives for murder, what is Rachel hiding from the only person who can save her?
Lush tropical setting…enchanting beaches…dark secrets When Wilson McKenna’s bank tells him he’s written $4,000 in bad checks on an island he’s never been to, he’s one unhappy haole. Things get worse when he heads to the island of Kauai to investigate, is nearly arrested for impersonating himself, and the woman who trashed his credit turns up dead. McKenna’s had some bad ideas before, but with a killer on the loose, coming to the Garden Island could be his worst. McKenna better think fast because now he’s up to his ‘umi’umi in hot lava.
Beth believed the worst when three-year-old Jenna was snatched two years ago. But someone just sent Beth a photograph that proves the little girl is still alive. Where is Jenna? And who took her? Do the neighbours know more than they’re letting on?
One early spring morning, Emma Collier, an art history professor awakens to find her lover gone. Vanished. In a desperate attempt to locate him, she is stunned to discover that he is not an art dealer at all. But he is part of a powerful organization dealing in international money laundering, forged art, and human trafficking. Implicated as a willing participant in his malevolent world, she struggles to clear her name. But when her body double is found brutally murdered she knows she is marked for death. As her life is ripped apart she must formulate a plan to stay alive. Now with the help of Agent Cillian O’Reilly, of the FBI Arts Crime Team, they pursue a trail that snakes across three continents and leads her to a plan for mass murder. Will she survive?
When the head of Nick Rohmer’s accounting firm is found dead, Nick’s comfortable life starts slipping out of control. With the firm’s management either on vacation, indisposed, or dead, Nick is thrust into the unfamiliar position of actually having some responsibility. He doesn’t like it one bit. The head office says to do nothing, but the firm’s largest client, Keene Construction, is threatening to jump ship. Convinced that this is his opportunity to get noticed, Nick forms a plan to meet the owner of Keene Construction and save the business. Nick gets invited to dinner on the Keenes’ private island, but things quickly go from bad to disastrous when another dead body shows up, this one apparently strangled with Nick’s necktie. As he gets sucked into the mystery, Nick’s focus quickly changes from trying to save the business to trying to save his skin.
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...