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An abduction is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. The ruggedly handsome Mac McRyan, a fourth-generation cop, is faced with a complicated brazen daytime kidnapping, a media storm surrounding the case, and political scrutiny. From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, Deadly Stillwater is a book you won't be able to put down until its last gripping minute.
A career criminal who wants out of the life. A Key West gambling boss who's being muscled by out-of-town racketeers. A female Miami homicide detective who gets her results through intimidation and violence. The lives of these hardened individuals are woven together by Don Donovan in this sprawling noir tale of of crime and criminals in Miami, Hialeah, and Key West. The first book in the gripping Miami Crime Trilogy. Money, betrayal, murder … it's WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN.
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.
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 vehemently 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.
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 when the bodies of the most outstanding players on the State University football team start being discovered 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!
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.
Running Stupid is a roller coaster of emotions, taking the reader on a high octane journey as the hapless, apathetic protagonist encounters serial killers, sociopaths, liars and fraudsters before finding himself face to face with the ultimate test of fortitude. Matthew Jester is a lucky man. He has cruised through life on a tide of fortune, succeeding in every aspect of his existence. Now he wants to test his good fortune, to push it to the extreme, and his luck is about to run out -- his world is about to unravel. He becomes the chief suspect in a high profile murder case and discovers that he is public enemy number one. The country hates him, they want him dead, and no matter how far he runs, no matter which direction he takes, he keeps finding himself in the clutches of the darkest and most depraved elements of society.
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?
Liam Quinn is making amends, using his history as a forger to fight crime in Philly. When a multi-million dollar painting disappears during an armed heist, Quinn taps his underworld contacts to unravel a murder mystery. His family are on his case, the police don't trust him and the mob has a target on his back. But when trouble comes knocking? That's when Quinn Checks in.
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.
A killer is loose in tranquil Richmond-on-Thames, and it's up to Detective Inspector Sean Connor to catch him before it's too late. Tranquil Richmond-on-Thames becomes the setting for a series of shocking and particularly gruesome murders that lead Detective Inspector Sean Connor and his team into a labyrinthine investigation, in which all roads lead towards a thirty-year-old unsolved murder. The victims, all apparently unconnected to each other, are being dipatched by the use of a singularly unique poison, previously more closely associated with the notorious medieval Borgia family. As the murders begin to multiply at an alarming rate, Connor finds clues hard to come by, and every lead takes him down yet another blind alley. The killer seems to be one step ahead of the police at every turn.
It was a simple job, keep surveillance on the minister's wife until she went safely to bed. Then all hell broke loose. The death of Katherine Delp, wife of Chicago's most beloved televangelist, is only the beginning. Someone is homiciding their way through the congregation of the Temple of Majesty Church. Thanks to his eager and awkward young secretary, private eye Nod Blake, a dinosaur who never got the memo he was extinct, has been dumped in the middle of it all, on his head. The resulting injuries have somehow opened the door to the hereafter. Dead people, Blake believes, are talking to him. Are the victims really begging the last gumshoe for help from the other side of the grave? Has he lost his friggin' mind?
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?
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?
Lauren Whitehouse, mother and police wife, has disappeared without a trace, and her sister insists that Lauren's husband had a hand in it. Detective turned private investigator Connor Reardon has only one thing in mind: a middle class existence where his Sentinel abilities remain unknown. An unspeakable act of violence draws Reardon once again into a world of old-fashioned detective work and supernatural danger, a world he thought he had left behind forever. Reardon is persuaded to use his unique skills to find the missing woman and those responsible for the crime. As he investigates, he discovers there are terrible secrets connected to her, and dangerous men behind her. Before he is done, he and his fiance, Gypsy Shields, will have undertaken a journey that will require him to accept his abilities and navigate a web of lies. (Pre-order for Nov. 27 release.)
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.
When a young girl is kidnapped, street-smart but damaged ex-cop California ''Cal'' Corwin is engaged to find and rescue her before murder raises the stakes. As a straightforward case takes unexpected twists, Cal must quell a growing fear that an anguished mother may never see her child again. With a shadowy crime lord lurking behind every unexpected clue, Cal struggles to tie up loose ends before evil claims its next victim. Loose Ends is book one in a new P. I. mystery series from D. D. VanDyke, a pen name of veteran bestselling technothriller author David VanDyke. Set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cal Corwin novels brim with intrigue and fully fleshed characters from cops and criminals to hit men, oddball family and unexpected allies.
Before Katrina – New Orleans is the murder capital of America and her troubled streets give rise to a cop who hunts killers with methodical, calculating precision, innate in a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux. While others lose their heads in the maddening hunt for a cop-killer, John Raven Beau focuses his instincts in the relentless pursuit of a murderer.John Raven Beau is a man conflicted. Half-Cajun – he believes life should be enjoyed. Half-Sioux – he is descended from the Oglala clan of Crazy Horse. John Raven Beau must be fearless, cunning, ruthless on occasion, but remembers he is part of the good earth. In the midst of this horrendous case A loner, Beau meets an alluring, young woman with aquamarine eyes and a mind as sharp as his, a woman who draws him to her. This story begins in the French Quarter and ends in a swamp, all within the city limits of America’s eternal city.
In Missing, the seventh book in the popular Folly Beach Mystery series, a teenager’s tale about a women being snatched off the beach turns Chris Landrum’s retirement dreams into terrifying reality. The story seems farfetched to until dead bodies of young women began appearing on their small island in the shadows of Charleston, South Carolina. The life of Chris' friend, Charles, is thrown for a loop when an aunt he hadn’t seen for more than twenty years arrives with unbridled enthusiasm, humor, and a terminal disease. He also becomes the target for the serial killer after his amateurish efforts to uncover the killer’s identity strikes home. Chris doesn’t get off any easier when the newly-elected mayor embarks on a crusade to run him out of town. In this humorous novel, described as the “perfect beach read,” Chris and Charles must solve the murders or find themselves among the victims.
Sam Rockwell is a fledgling private investigator specializing in Returns, or, recently deceased ghosts with unfinished business. After his no-nonsense father is murdered and comes back, Sam takes the case hoping for a big break and a chance to win the heart of his Girl Friday. Short on experience and long on the swagger of the dog-eared pulp fiction he keeps in his desk, Rockwell sets out to find his father’s killer only to find himself caught up in a deadly game of Cold War intrigue at its most horrific as the Doomsday Clock inches closer to permanent midnight in this witty throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood noire.
A Whistler Independent Book Awards finalist! Former homicide investigator Hunter Rayne heads north on the Alaska Highway to Whitehorse, Yukon, where he had been stationed as a rookie cop. While his truck is awaiting repairs, Hunter takes a trip to bush Alaska where a chance meeting with a young Alaskan woman rekindles his interest in a baffling cold case. A reclusive trapper and his young girlfriend disappeared from a bloody cabin 25 years before. Reawakened memories of his past coupled with a recent murder find Hunter back in investigative mode with the blessings of an old friend at the Whitehorse RCMP. He finds himself searching the banks of the mighty Yukon River for a tough old bush woman who may hold the key to more than one bloody death. This is the fourth novel in a series of character-driven traditional mysteries in a uniquely North American setting.
When two FBI field agents go missing in northwestern Montana, Agent Asa Clark is presented with specific challenges. There aren’t any cameras in this part of the country and most people keep to themselves. She has to resort to the most basic levels of investigation in order to get any help in solving this case. Most of the people in this area have right wing, conservative viewpoints about politics and that ideology plays a big part in the theme of this story. Does Agent Asa Clark succeed in solving the case of her missing colleagues?
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.
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.
A pretty, young interviewer at the Center for Research of American Sexual Habits, funded by the founder of Honeys Magazine, a highly successful mens periodical devoted to the exploitation of the female body, is brutally murdered. Fati (Fatima) Rafferty, Raff's attractive, red-haired daughter and a rookie officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, is coerced by her division commander to go undercover as an interviewer at the Center in order to determine how, why and by whom the slain girl was murdered. When subsequent murders occur at the Center, the question is raised: Will Fati -- even with Raff's unofficial help -- be able to stop the killer before she herself becomes the next victim?