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The body of a murdered ranch hand is discovered in the remote canyon country near Moab, Utah, a mecca for outdoor adventure seekers. The only clue besides a 9-mm slug in the victim's head is an ancient-Indian potsherd stuck into his chest. Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera is assigned the case and judges that it's likely related to a drug deal gone bad. But he's actually up against an intelligent and cunning adversary driven by greed who's discovered a long-forgotten cave containing a collection of rare museum-quality Indian artifacts. Local politicians and merchants are exerting strong pressure on the sheriff for a quick resolution to the case as the killing is threatening to disrupt the upcoming tourist season, Moab's sole source of economic activity. After all, who would want to explore the backcountry with a killer on the loose out there?
June Taylor never asked to be cloned. She never asked for the faulty heart that beats inside her chest. But most of all, she never asked for the chaos that would become her life. When her estranged father mysteriously appears at her doorstep to warn her of impending danger, she immediately dismisses him. But when he goes missing, his seemingly unbelievable claims prove to be true. Not only is her life in danger, but the lives of others like her are at stake. As clues about a malicious conspiracy unfold, an AWOL soldier emerges insistent that he holds the missing link in this deadly puzzle, but placing her trust in a stranger is the last thing June is willing to do. With the clock ticking, can June trust him with her secret…and her heart?
This book contains scenes of: torture
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.
Porter Oklahoma holds a dark secret, and troublesome dreams plague Tulsa detective, Kenny Elliot who grew up in the small town. When a bizarre murder catapults Elliot into his past, he's brought face to face with the fabric of his nightmares. Risking his job and his sanity, Elliot digs into his past to expose the truth.
What’s done in the dark will be brought to the light… A hometown hero with a heart of gold, Jack Stratton was raised in a whorehouse by his prostitute mother. When his foster mother asks him to look into a missing girl’s disappearance, Jack quickly gets drawn into a baffling mystery. As Jack digs deeper, everyone becomes a suspect—including himself. Caught between the criminals and the cops, can Jack discover the truth in time to save the girl? Or will he become the next victim?
Jude St. Onge is a man on the run. He is an addict who has stolen a large cache of drugs from Detroit drug kingpin Mitchell Parson, who is determined to retrieve the drugs and take his revenge on Jude. After the torture slaying of Jude’s wife, and the kidnapping of Jude’s daughter, Angelina, the last thing Mitchell Parson expected to hear when he picked up the phone was: ''I have your sons.'' Raymond Little, with a murder conviction in his past, and newspaper reporter Ted Rogers have become unusual allies with Jude in an attempt to rescue his daughter. Together they kidnap Parson’s two boys, hoping to secure Angelina’s release. Risks for both hostage-takers skyrocket as the two sides square off, while Detroit Homicide Detectives work the case unaware of all that is at stake in the investigation.
This book contains scenes of: torture
Dead women. A ruthless killer. A detective with something to prove. Newly promoted DI Shona McKenzie struggles to cope with her new job, the respect of her colleagues, and the need to solve the hardest case of her life. Will she succeed?
It's 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever -- or whatever -- the killer might be. He'll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who's recently stumbled into town. Though they're after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs. In a time when life is cheap and secrets run rampant, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and religious landscape of 16th century Germany, fighting to keep their sanity -- and their lives.
While Nicki Reed is desperate to find the answers to her past, someone is desperate for her to never remember. Shortly after her father died, Nicki’s nightmares started. They were soon followed by panic attacks. Suspecting her haunting dreams were related to her childhood, Nicki sought professional help, but Nicki was unable to verbalize any memories she had as a child. Bad things happened when she told secrets. When her therapist suggested she write her memories, Nicki started remembering things she had pushed far into the recesses of her mind. She started to doubt her own sanity, and when she began to see a strange woman stalking her, she couldn’t be sure if that woman was real or imagined. Yet, Nicki couldn’t tell anyone, until—her own family’s welfare was threatened.
Olivia and Todd, madly in love, fly down to Key West when Todd offers to take her on a surprise trip for a magical weekend. Though they have only been dating five months, Olivia can’t help but wonder if Todd is preparing to pop the big question along the beautiful shores. Yet Olivia’s paradise quickly turns to hell when Todd dies right before her eyes, in a tragic accident. Or was it? Olivia sinks further into the abyss as the police wonder if she did it, and finds herself backed into a corner, having to prove her innocence while finding out if Todd was truly murdered. Yet as she searches, entering the underbelly of Key West, forced to deal with unsavory locals and with Todd’s difficult and grieving family, she discovers things about Todd that she wished she never knew—discoveries that make her realize that she never really knew the man she loved at all.
James and Angelina Moriarty help Sherlock Holmes investigate a case he can’t pursue alone: a doctor who may be committing murders for hire, ridding husbands and sons of their fussy, wealthy wives and mothers. When Angelina defies James to enter the lion’s den, he must abandon his scruples and race the clock to save her — and himself.
Antonia Bingham, a renowned chef and the new owner of East Hampton's Windmill Inn, escaped to the Hamptons to get away from a harrowing past. Yet now she finds herself in more danger than ever when she discovers the inn's previous owners may have been victims of murder. Will her overly inquisitive personality be her downfall as she digs up secrets in her attempt to solve the crime? In the first book of the Hamptons Murder Mystery series, bestselling author Carrie Doyle Karasyov (The Right Address; Wolves in Chic Clothing) brings readers behind the scenes for an exclusive glimpse of life within one of the most spectacular playgrounds of the rich and famous. Antonia's investigation weaves through the lives of the celebrities, year-round locals and the wealthy summer residents who all call the Hamptons home in her quest to reveal a dangerous killer.
In the third installment of the popular Folly Beach Mystery series, a routine trip to the hardware propels Chris Landrum into the world of revenge, hate, and murder — hardly the outcome he had planned for his retirement. Chris’s friend Larry, a retired cat burglar turned hardware store owner, appears on a collision course with a brutal murderer and another friend, Charles, decides that he and Chris had to catch the murderer before Larry becomes his latest victim. Chris’s involvement reaches a new level: deadly. Police throw-up their hands in defeat and strange warnings begin appearing in greater quantities than suspects. What has Larry done to deserve the wrath of the killer? Chris has to seek the help of more of his right-side-of-quirky friends to wade through the increasing number of suspects.
Brogan McLane escapes a life of poverty and crime in Glasgow Scotland to become a High Court lawyer. But can he escape the injustice he discovers in the hallowed halls of Parliament House in Edinburgh? McLane's life goes into free fall when an old enemy,Lord Aldounhill is found dead and McLane is charged with his murder. A murky world involving Russian brothels and Rent boys slowly reveals itself as McLane, his blood brother Big Joe and some very unlikely allies from both East and West fight to clear his name. Conspiracy, corruption and clandestine societies are all around. McLane protests his innocence, but he would, wouldn't he ?
''The Finger Collector has it all. A real page turner with mystery, murder, romance, suspense, crime, mafia wars, and thrilling action all rolled into one book.'' Jack Gunn accepts a position as Director of Security for Kamata Enterprises, which is related to the Japanese Mafia, the Yakuza. His primary mission is to be the bodyguard for Kamata and his stepdaughter, Midori. Midori, a beautiful young woman, falls in love with Jack, complicating the situation. She has ambitions to take over her Fathers famous Inagawa Mafia Clan, using Jack to achieve her goals. Jack discovers the Kamata family has more than one hidden secret that could endanger his life.
This book contains scenes of: torture
Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “a career maker or breaker, get me?” She has an ex-husband she still cares for, but who was bad for her and her ten-year-old son. Her widowed mother who lives with her is both a blessing and a trial.
#1 NYT bestseller. C.J. Box called Porter Hall ''the wisecracking protagonist who won't let go of the case or his loved ones.'' Porter Hall is about to find out that not only is the past not dead, it's not even past. It’s alive and well, wreaking havoc on the present, and threatening to derail the future. A friend is missing, a woman presumed dead turns up alive, and a woman he barely remembers lands in the middle of his life. Then the living start to die. Porter is drawn into an odyssey that will take him from his comfortable life with his children in New York City through the worst moments of his childhood to the ancestral home rural Texas. Marcia Clark said, ''If you don't fall in love with Porter Hall, you're a psychopath.''
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.
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. If you enjoy mysteries set in exotic locales, then don't miss DEADLY EYES with its ''fast paced action coupled with the mesmerizing and intense suspense.'' (Marilou George - The Kindle Book Review) From the author who takes you from boisterous Munich to the burning sands of Saudi Arabia in COVERT DREAMS. Semifinalist for the Best Indie Books of 2012 award. It's like having two books in one -- with two alternative endings.
Renowned criminal defense attorney, Sarah Knight, is appointed to represent Alexa Reed, a former United States Supreme Court clerk and the former daughter-in-law of Supreme Court Justice Coleman Reed. Alexa is accused of killing her ex-husband Michael and La Jolla psychologist Ronald Brigman. Brigman accused Alexa of lying about her ex-husband’s domestic abuse and awarded full custody of her children to their father. Cell phone data and surveillance footage place Alexa at the scene of both murders. When the trial judge excludes Sarah’s star witness on the eve of trial, Sarah is forced to risk her darkest secret and her own freedom to bring to the stand the only witness who can save Alexa’s life.
Fati, recently married to Arch Lindor, a charming but mysterious man she met on a trip to Spain after resigning from the Los Angeles Police Department, learns that she has inherited ‘Florestal’, her Mexican-born, murdered great aunt’s sprawling estate in San Marino, California. Forced to travel alone to the west coast from the home in Florida she shares with her new husband because of his business commitments, Fati finds herself having to handle the deceased relative’s legally contested fortune, which includes many priceless pre-Columbian Mexican art works. When other wealthy, elderly women are subsequently murdered, Fati realizes she will be forced to rely on her police training to avoid becoming the next victim.
Ari Ciminon's fifth outing involves him in parallel races against time. One takes place in 2006, when he joins a diverse group of mercenaries in an attempt to rescue a kidnapped Iraqi translator. A team of Nepalese Gurkhas and ex-Fijian soldiers, led by a British ex-pat, fight their way through the streets of southern Baghdad on a night of particular historic menace. Two years later in Richmond, Virginia, Colonel Ghaith Ibrahim (now Ari Ciminon) is hired by an insurance company to investigate truck hijackings across the state. The targeted freight carrier is owned by the remarkable Nabihah Sadiq, a woman divided between the East and the West, who has opened her mansion to Muslim women from all over the Middle East, as well as the States. Some have been battered, others are opting for a different life. But all of them share a secret. They also share a deadly enemy: The Namus.
This book contains scenes of: sexual violence,animal cruelty and torture
Guilt is a powerful thing, and former deputy Jack Collins is mired in it. He feels as if he is slowly drowning as he tries to cope with the aftermath of a serial killer’s reign of terror, as well as his new—and unwanted—job as chief of police. When the body of a young woman, having the same puncture wounds as the serial killer's previous victims, is discovered, Jack must determine if this is a copycat crime or the work of a possible accomplice—either of which—could put the killer's only surviving victim in grave danger.
Julie Edwards is a recent college graduate who is planning to go on a road trip across the country with her best friend, Kim. The day before they depart, the girls are given a party by Julie’s mother, Sharon, and her stepfather, Greg. Sharon seems nervous at the prospect of the girls taking off for parts unknown, but Greg sees no harm in the adventure. The girls set off and after driving through the morning, they stop at a small town diner for a bite to eat...and you can never imagine what happens next.
This book contains scenes of: sexual violence
Christmas Mystery is a thought-provoking drama about redemption. It is a Christmas story of hope, of human kindness and forgiveness, of mistakes, altruism and regrets. It is engaging, entertaining and surprising - a suspenseful crime thriller that’s filled with twists and turns. The arrest of Maxwell Sheppard, internationally renowned and despised conman, made worldwide news. Max made a fortune duping the mega rich with an ingenious Ponzi scheme, but then his luck ran out. As part of his punishment, the district attorney forces Max to read letters from people he’s hurt and respond to each of them. One of these letters, penned by a teenage boy, stuns him. Someone had used his name and investment firm falsely which threatened many homes to foreclosure in a small Iowa town right before the Christmas holiday.