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Jack Knifed

by Christopher Greyson
Jack Knifed
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Handsome police officer Jack Stratton is the “hometown hero cop with a heart of gold.” Constant nightmares have forced him to seek answers about his rough childhood and the dark secrets hidden there. With Replacement by his side, Jack travels to Hope Falls to solve a murder that occurred before he was born. Everyone in the small town remembers the unsolved murder of Steven Ritter, but after 27 years, no one thought that someone would look into it. They don’t know Jack. Jack Knifed is part of the Jack Stratton Series that has more than 500 five-star reviews.

Perilous Pilgrimage

by Robert Joseph
Perilous Pilgrimage
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Murder, mayhem, and mysticism follow Father Raff Rafferty and his daughter Fatima as they travel with a diverse group of international pilgrims along the Santiago de Campostela Way to the tomb of St. James in the Basque territory of northern Spain. Can the former police detective turned priest protect this band of pilgrims as death stalks the holy trail?

Thirteen, Fourteen... Little Boy Unseen (Rebekka Franck Book 7)

by Willow Rose
Thirteen, Fourteen... Little Boy Unseen (Rebekka Franck Book 7)
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Alexandra wasn't delicate and petite like all the other girls. She didn't want to wear dresses or play with dolls. In school, she was mocked and people thought something was wrong with her. They all thought they were doing what was best for her. The pastor, the therapist, the doctors, and especially her parents thought they were only helping Alexandra when forcing her to wear dresses, act like a girl, and play with dolls instead of cars. Twenty years later, a string of strange deaths occurs in Karrebaeksminde. The bodies' genitals are mutilated. The men are dressed as women and women are dressed as men. Rebekka Franck is back at Zeeland Times when the first bodies appear, and soon she realizes a ruthless serial killer is roaming the streets of the small coastal town. A killer with a message.

Shadows of the Past

by James Kipling
Shadows of the Past
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Lauren Torres thought she knew exactly who she was. She was wrong. When Laura finds out that she was kidnapped and taken in by another family as a baby, her life is thrown into chaos. Her real name is actually Lauren Henderson and her biological parents live far away, in middle-of-nowhere Wyoming. What choice does she have but to pack up, move in with her new parents, and set out to discover the truth about her mysterious past? But life at the Henderson’s isn’t at all what she expected. Thrown into a world of kidnapping and drama, secrets and murder, Laura isn’t sure there’s anyone she can trust, even those she thinks she knows best.

Death by Disputation

by Anna Castle
Death by Disputation
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Thomas Clarady is recruited to spy on a group of radical Puritans at Cambridge University. Francis Bacon is his spymaster; his tutor in both tradecraft and religious politics. Their commission gets off to a deadly start when Tom finds his chief informant hanging from the roof beams. Now he must catch a murderer as well as a seditioner. His first suspect is volatile poet Christopher Marlowe, who keeps turning up in the wrong places. Dogged by unreliable assistants, chased by three lusty women, and harangued daily by the exacting Bacon, Tom risks his very soul to catch the villains and win his reward.

The Templar's Cross

by J.R. Tomlin
The Templar's Cross
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Sir Law Kintour has returned from the war in France crippled, broke, and in need of a patron. In desperation, he reluctantly accepts a commission to find a nobleman's runaway wife. He enlists the help of a fellow Scot with whom he escaped after their defeat at the Battle of Verneuil. But his friend is murdered, and Law discovers he has been lied to. As the murders continue to mount, powerful interests come into play. When the Sheriff of Perth considers him a convenient scapegoat, it gives Law no choice but to untangle the lies and find the killer or hang for the murders. (New release.)

Twist of Fate

by James Kipling
Twist of Fate
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With a streak of mischief woven into her rebellious nature, twenty-four year old Bailey Dunmore lives life of her own accord. When she is unexpectedly handed the reins of her father’s company, Dunmore Corporation, she is forced to put aside her own interests for the sake of the business. Things haven’t gotten off to the best start. On her first day back from college, she is involved in a minor fender bender with employee Ryan Butler. Their serendipitous meeting proves to be a positive event as Bailey finds herself taken with the young executive in subsequent days. She had closed her heart to love for so long, but something about him stirs something within. Unforeseen complications arise when she later suspects him to have embezzled from her company. In a bid to uncover the truth, the world as she knows it turns upside down. Someone has ulterior motives, but who is it?

Murder at Sunrise

by Kathi Daley
Murder at Sunrise
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Hilarity ensues when a group of seniors decide to investigate after one of their own ends up dead. Amateur sleuths Luke and Lani join the effort only to discover that they may have bitten off more than they can chew. As they look into the death they find that the murder mystery becomes a lot more complicated, and a lot more dangerous, than anyone could have anticipated.

Written on the Apple Tree

by Ann Girdharry
Written on the Apple Tree
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A recurring moment from a past life, a possession, or a simple meeting between two strangers? Kim encounters Oliver at a remote spot on the heath and though she’s never met him before, he seems familiar. How can it be he knows how she thinks and of things she’s said? Oliver is both dangerous and magnetic and he seems to have knowledge of Kim’s family. Lonely and drifting, will Kim side with Oliver? There’s a mystery lurking underneath the surface of their chance meeting and Kim must make treacherous choices about her future. Written on the Apple Tree is a haunting, atmospheric story about the links, real and imagined, that run between generations and how shadows from the past impact upon the present. A short story of 4,000 words, it’s the fourth in the Tales of the Unexpected series.

Grace and Disgrace

by Kayne Milhomme
Grace and Disgrace
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In their college days, three friends created the Sleuthhound Club to solve local mysteries and crimes, but only one of the friends turned that early hobby into a profession. Inspector Tuohay of the Royal Irish Constabulary has seen a lot of action in his line of business, including the infamous crime that shattered his career—the amazing theft of the Templar Diamond. Now six years after the theft in 1902, new evidence surfaces as key players (including Tuohay) receive mysterious invitations to The Chase for the missing Diamond. And who better to help Tuohay find the missing artifact than the members of his old club? Danger, betrayal, ploys…and murder. Crack the code. Solve the murders. Find the stolen Templar Diamond. And stay alive. All in a day's work.

Easy as One, Two, Three (Emma Frost Book 7)

by Willow Rose
Easy as One, Two, Three (Emma Frost Book 7)
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Mads and Signe are very young when they get married. They are ready to take on the world starting with their honeymoon to Egypt. Two years later, Mads is in a coma and Signe has vanished from the face of the earth. Meanwhile, Emma Frost is looking for her daughter whom the police believe is guilty of the hit and run that left Mads Schou brain dead. But was it really an accident, or is there more to the story than they first thought? Emma believes so but can't convince the police. To help her, Emma receives help from a couple many of Willow Rose's readers will recognize.

Louisiana Bigshot

by Julie Smith
Louisiana Bigshot
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Meet the hottest detective duo in New Orleans -- she’s Queen Latifah. He’s Danny DeVito. Or they would be if this were a movie -- in print, they’re Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino. Talba’s got the beauty, the brains, and the sass. Eddie’s got the detective agency. Also a short fuse and yes, wisdom. Not only do they make it work, they’ve got chemistry. And they need every skill and ounce of courage they can summon in this intricate tale of a decades-old conspiracy only now coming home to roost, with the murder of Talba’s friend Babalu Maya. Babalu is actually Clayton Robineau, daughter of the local banker in a small Louisiana town that bears her name, a town buried under the weight of its own malevolent past. ''Talba Wallis has to be one of the most distinctive female detectives in the business. Her personality and her poetry are riveting reasons to read this book.'' —The Times-Picayune.

The School for Mysteries: A Midlife Fairytale Adventure

by Carolyn Jourdan
The School for Mysteries: A Midlife Fairytale Adventure
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A nurse is unwittingly caught up in a medical emergency with a total stranger. The mismatched couple is forced to cooperate as they flee professional killers who now have her in their crosshairs as well. Light fantasy and paranormal elements. Set in the Smoky Mountains. (Reviews are Amazon US and UK.)

The Card Counter

by James Kipling
The Card Counter
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Jake Walker has pressures coming at him from all sides. A long-time homicide detective for the city, he’s also a divorced father of three kids. With the kind of work he does, family life often takes a back seat. This is certainly the case after top players on the state university football team start being brutally murdered. Why would anyone want to murder these guys? Detective Walker has to put family and everything else aside to solve these crimes before anybody else falls victim to this vicious killer who the press is now calling The Card Counter. As each victim turns up, the case becomes more traumatic and bizarre. The killer clearly has a point to make, and will continue to make people pay with their lives . . . until Walker and the rest of the city gets it!

Run Run as Fast as You Can (Emma Frost Book 3)

by Willow Rose
Run Run as Fast as You Can (Emma Frost Book 3)
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ON SALE FROM 07/13/2016 - 07/19/2016 AVERAGE RATING 3.7 out of 272 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 343

Simone Beaumont is having a rough day. She is exhausted. Her baby is crying non-stop, she is in a fight with her husband and hasn't spoken to him since last night. A big part of her want to just leave everything. To run away from it all. To vanish. She is considering it while putting her screaming baby in her car seat when suddenly she meets a man in the parking lot who without asking her makes her wish come true. Emma Frost has just come home from a trip to Eastern Europe when the body of Simone Beaumont is being found. It turns out she was part of Sophia's mothers’ group and soon the small group is shaken by yet another disappearance. Run Run as Fast as You Can is a spine-chilling Scandinavian mystery. It is the third book in Willow Rose's bestselling Emma Frost series.

Murder by Misrule

by Anna Castle
Murder by Misrule
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ON SALE FROM 07/15/2016 - 07/17/2016 AVERAGE RATING 4.2 out of 44 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 348

Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted protégé Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon's powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man's legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.

November's Past

by A.E. Howe
November's Past
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The job of criminal investigator in a rural Florida county is never easy, but it’s even harder when your father is the sheriff. When Larry Macklin investigates the murder of a mutilated stranger, the search for the victim’s identity intersects with an arson investigation. The common thread is a small group of people who were in high school together in the ’70s, including Larry’s own father. Before Larry can rule any of them out as the killer, one of them turns up dead. Why is the murderer targeting this particular group? What past secrets could be worth killing for now? Larry is running out of time and suspects, and his search for the truth may make him the next victim.

The Storm Ketchum Adventures: Volumes 1 & 2

by Garrett Schanck
The Storm Ketchum Adventures: Volumes 1 & 2
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ON SALE FROM 07/15/2016 - 07/17/2016 AVERAGE RATING 3.9 out of 327 reviews AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE? No NUMBER OF PAGES 800

This box set includes the full-length Storm Ketchum Adventures 1 and 2, plus a short Storm Ketchum Tale. Join amateur sleuth Ketch and his Kinnakeet Boatyard friends for mystery, history, and adventure on the picturesque Outer Banks of North Carolina! (Reviews are for books in the set.)

Death Of A Bride: A Greek Island Mystery

by Luke Christodoulou
Death Of A Bride: A Greek Island Mystery
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Of all the plans a bride makes in anticipation for her wedding day, dying is definitely not one of them. The Zampetaki mansion, on the remote island of Gadvos, welcomes dozens of guests for the grand wedding of Cassandra Zampetaki and Homer Cara. It's a wedding that will never take place. The bride's lifeless body is found, brutally murdered, on the morning of the wedding. Planned to look like an open-and-shut case, the mastermind behind it all did not figure on Hellenic Police Captain Costa Papacosta and Lieutenant Ioli Cara to be among the guests. A storm rages outside and no one is able to leave the island. In a battle against time, the dynamic investigating duo must solve this intense case before the guilty party can depart from the island. Everyone is a suspect and no one is safe. Join in on the thrilling mystery and try to solve the crime. The clues are all there...

Key Lime Blues (A Wes Darling Sailing Mystery/Thriller Book 1)

by Mike Jastrzebski
Key Lime Blues (A Wes Darling Sailing Mystery/Thriller Book 1)
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For some people working in the family business means suits, power lunches, and afternoon meetings. For Wes Darling it was guns, lies, and dead bodies. The Darling Detective Agency was founded in 1876 by Aaron Darling. Now Wes’s chain smoking, stressed out mother is grooming Wes to take over. How does he handle his mother’s demands? He heads to Key West, moves onto a sailboat, and takes a job tending bar at a little joint called Dirty Alvin’s. Life is carefree until his mother’s lover, a man who mentored Wes for years, is murdered on a Key West beach. Reluctantly, Wes is drawn into a spinning web of murder, sex and deceit.

Deadly Desire

by Robert Joseph
Deadly Desire
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An exciting murder mystery with unique supernatural aspects. The first novel in the Raff Rafferty Mystery Series. Monterey County Sheriff's Department homicide investigator Raff must find the killer of a reclusive Big Sur Millionaire. Can Raff resist the seductive charms of the prime suspect, the victim's gorgeous guru -- and principal heir -- who claims to have occult powers?

Slip Out the Back Jack (Jack Ryder Book 2)

by Willow Rose
Slip Out the Back Jack (Jack Ryder Book 2)
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They take turns with the knife, cutting their thumbs open. A drop of blood lands on the dark wooden table. Eyes meet across the room. All four thumbs are pressed against each other one by one. Blood is shared, secrets buried. Years later a brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd at a movie theater in Miami and sends a chill through the entire nation. When human remains are discovered in the dense forest next to a biking trail in Brevard County, it is only the beginning of a series of gruesome murders, which will shock the entire Space Coast. Detective Jack Ryder is preoccupied with Shannon King and the strange email she has just received that leaves her terrified just as she prepares to go on stage at the Runaway Country Festival. Jack Ryder senses the connection and soon he realizes he is on the hunt for a serial killer with a killing spree that spans over more than a decade.

Am I the Killer?

by Dan Petrosini
Am I the Killer?
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Peter, a brain-injured veteran with a motive, is arrested for murder. The victim bullied Peter throughout his youth, and, on the night of the murder, he discovered the bully stole his fianceé while Peter served overseas. Detective Luca leads the investigation but believes the marine's inability to recall events on the fateful night are injury related and not an attempt by Peter to hide the truth. As political pressure to solve the case rises, Luca pursues other leads but evidence points at Peter and even his brother, Vinny, who dropped everything to help his injured brother recover, begins to question Peter’s guilt. Peter's lawyers, faced with a client either unwilling or unable to assist in his own defense, recommend he cop a plea. Frustrated, Luca attempts to move on but is haunted by an old case that fuels his obsession to determine the truth about what happened that night.

Desert Heat

by P.H. Turner
Desert Heat
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Navajo Witchery. Human Treachery. Social worker Jordan Bia finds a child who escaped her captors and a life in the sex trade, but four other girls from her small Mexican village were not so lucky. Smugglers hide their human cargo in the hoodoos of a remote canyon on the reservation—a place the Navajo shun, fearful of the witches who practice their black rituals and feast on the dark energy of evil. Mysterious rites, omens of death, and bodies litter the canyon. When she meets Navajo police officer Sam Tohee, sparks fly fueled by the danger of hunting men who buy and sell little girls. Techno savvy Jordan plots to trap the smugglers and free the rest of the children, but unless she and Sam can find the power to defeat the witches she may not live long enough to save the girls.

The Reveal

by Mike Markel
The Reveal
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Many citizens in the small college town of Rawlings, Montana, are unsurprised to learn that Virginia Rinaldi, the world-famous sociologist, was murdered. A few are secretly pleased. Her political enemies knew her as an ideologue who used insults, threats, and blackmail to promote her unpopular social views. When Detectives Seagate and Miner begin their investigation, they discover that a local prostitute had recently moved into the professor's house, angering Rinaldi's college-age son. And when the community learns that the prostitute made a lesbian porn video with one of Rinaldi's students, tensions on campus erupt, leading to more bloodshed. Drawn into a horrifying world of sexual violence and exploitation, Seagate devises a plan to flush out the killer. The plan appears to be on track--until Seagate unwittingly jeopardizes the life of her partner, Ryan Miner.

 
 
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