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When reluctant road trippers Bella Jordan and her son Max detour to Lily Dale, New York, they’re planning to deliver a lost cat to its home and then move on, searching for one of their own. But the footloose feline’s owner Leona Gatto has unexpectedly passed away, leaving behind a pregnant pet without a mistress, a busy inn without a keeper–and a lovable circle of neighbors who chat with dead people. After agreeing to help out temporarily, sensible Bella doesn’t need psychic gifts to figure out that a houseful of tourists and a litter of kittens lie in her immediate future–or that Leona was murdered. It’s up to her to solve the case so that she and Max can leave town, but their new home–like Leona’s killer–might just lurk where she least expects it.
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.
From the mean streets of Miami, Hialeah, and Key West comes this sprawling noir novel of three hardened individuals: LOGAN, career criminal from Key West who is fed up with his outlaw life, but can't escape it. MAMBO DeLIMA, gambling boss of Key West, who is being muscled by out-of-town racketeers and is determined to face them down. SILVANA MACHADO, the first female detective sergeant in the Miami PD's homicide division, who gets her results through violence and intimidation. In this first entry in The Miami Crime Trilogy, Don Donovan has spun a tale of separate South Florida characters whose lives are woven together into a web of money, betrayal, and murder. Comes with a preview of RENEGADES, Book 2 in the trilogy.
Fracking ruptures more than the earth. The spark for Buried by the Roan is a dead hunter on the shore of Oyster Lake, deep in Flat Tops Wilderness of Colorado. Outfitter and hunting guide Allison Coil thinks the death is no accident. Someone is lurking around, leaving odd notes and maps. Hunters and guides are turning up violently ill from drinking the Flat Tops water. Four of the buffalo on Keating's ranch are slaughtered. There's word that Keating and his neighbor were tangled up in a property dispute triggered by a centuries-old Colorado law known as adverse possession. The way of life in the rugged Colorado mountains is in jeopardy. Allison picks up the killer's trail and she is trapped by the the same simple, wicked device that murdered her client.
Get the first three books in the bestselling Jack Ryder Mystery Series for only 99 cents! Includes ''Hit the Road Jack,'' ''Slip Out the Back Jack,'' and ''The House that Jack Built.''
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.
LAPD Detective Kate Sexton and her canine partner, Bernie, return in, Hollywood Forbidden, the sixth book in the Hollywood Alphabet Series. Catalina Island is only thirty miles from Hollywood as the crow flies. It’s an idyllic place with colorful houses, shops, and a placid harbor full of boats owned by some of Hollywood’s elite. But when Kate takes a leave of absence from her job and arrives on the island she soon realizes that the peaceful retreat has another side. A tale of murder, deception, and intrigue follows, as Kate and her friends try to solve a series of killings. Hollywood Forbidden is another thrill ride, with all the laugh-out-loud humor that has made this series an instant success!
After DCI Alex Warren and his team are given the task of tracking down the killer, they investigate the numerous people Stevenson has harmed and stumble upon a web of crimes motivated by sex and greed. As the body count rises, they struggle to close the case before more lives are lost.
''A pulse-pounding, treasure-hunting shot of excitement in the same style as Indiana Jones... it's tense, it’s thrilling, and it’s remarkably easy to get pulled into.'' -- Self-Publishing Review. Brett Rivera has spent three years searching for the wreck of the Drachen. The day she finds it is the day her life changes: there is no sign of its legendary treasure and now a cold-blooded killer is hunting her. ''Le Grange's mythology is elaborately woven, tapping into European locales that are rarely touched upon and utilized to their potential... an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat adventure with a fascinating blend of medieval history and supernatural mythology.'' -- IndieReader.
Emma Frost inherits a house on Fanoe Island when her grandmother dies. She decides to move there with her family, much to her teenage-daughter's regret. One morning a wealthy old woman in her street is found murdered and soon Emma finds herself wrapped in a mystery uncovering the island's dark secrets that not only runs deep within the history of the island but also within her own family. Plus four more full-length novels: Miss Polly Had a Dolly, Run Run as Fast as You Can, Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die, and Peek-A-Boo.
Lights! Camera! Reed! That's right -- Reed Ferguson, the intrepid hero of This Doesn't Happen In The Movies, is back. A mysterious death. A brother searching for the truth. A devious ex-wife. Real estate shenanigans. More danger for Reed than a film noir plot. Reed Ferguson's second adventure is again filled with film noir and a lot of humor. Along with the Goofball Brothers, Reed's not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed's computer geek friend, Reed tackles a dangerous case, sharpening his skills as he unearths a string of clues that lead to a killer -- but will this case cost Reed his life? With an ode to old Hollywood and movie memorabilia, Reel Estate Rip-off is humorous detective noir at its best.
Vigilante: A vigilante prowls the city's streets, his targets, the worst of the worst; murderers, gangbangers, rapists... Six months, sixteen murders, without a clue, until the police receive an email from the assassin. Assisted by computer guru, Chris Barry, Lieutenant Dave McCall launches a grim quest to bring this remorseless killer to justice. But whose justice will prevail? Theirs, or the Vigilante's? The Consultant: Following his involvement in the Vigilante case, Chris Barry is invited to join Discreet Activities, a clandestine government agency. He takes on his first assignment under the guise of an IT consultant, to investigate possible links between an import business and the murder of its MIS director. As he discovers the firm is being used for drug trafficking, his cover is blown and things get personal, spurring him to show that criminals are no match for The Consultant.
When Evan Madison fails to show up for work, police are dispatched to his home. His ten-year-old son, Brad, is discovered inside, unharmed and seemingly alone. He is stoic, sitting in front of the television playing his favorite video game, and he's covered in blood. Police Officer Marty Keal is the first on the scene and discovers Brad's not really alone after all. Upstairs in their bedroom lies the brutally bludgeoned and deceased bodies of both his mother and his father. When questioned, Brad confesses to the horrific murders. When Brad is transferred to a local mental health institution for children, Dr. Hope Rubin must determine the disturbing truth: Is Brad telling the truth? Or is he covering for someone else?
Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst. As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life. It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.
In BONEYARD BEACH, the tenth book in the popular Folly Beach Mystery series, a knock on Chris Landrum’s cottage door proves that he doesn’t have to leave home to find trouble. A friend arrives to say that he is accused of murder. Chris then learns that another friend Larry’s shady past is threatened to be exposed. Chris and his best friend Charles join a walking group to learn more about Larry’s nemesis, but instead of the health benefits of walking, he and Charles come face-to face with deception, intrigue, and murder. In this humorous novel, described as the ''perfect beach read,'' Chris and his quirky pals must put everything on the line—including their lives—to catch not one, but two killers.
Twenty-eight years later, Vernon Johnson is released from jail after spending the biggest part of his life on death row, convicted of having kidnapped and killed Scott Kingston. As so many times before, he has appealed his case, but this time, the judge decides to let him go. A witness has finally told the truth, and there is no longer sufficient evidence to keep him in jail. But shortly after Vernon Johnson is released and has returned to his childhood town, another child disappears, and soon all eyes are on him—again. Detective Jack Ryder is getting ready to build the house of his dreams, while hoping that Shannon won’t end up in jail for the murder her ex-husband committed. She is expecting their child and the pregnancy, along with the worrying, takes a toll on the both of them, especially when a dark secret is revealed about the lot where they are preparing to build their house.
When the world-famous John Preston jumps to his death from the Maryville Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA, everyone at McClanahan's Irish Pub is speculating about his death. Private Eye Sean McClanahan is as curious as anyone -- particularly when he is visited at the family pub by two unusual ladies who want him to investigate Preston's death. Of course, that's long before he knows what Preston's demise will put him through.
When a teenager from a wealthy suburb outside of Oakland, CA, is dumped at an inner city bus stop, homicide detective Matt Sinclair catches the case. It’s his first since being bumped to desk duty for a bust that went south…fast. With few leads and plenty of attention, it’s the worst kind of case to help him get back up to speed. And it only gets worse as the bodies start to pile up–first at the same bus bench, then around the city. Unable to link the victims to each other, the killer is just getting started. Time is running out on Sinclair’s career, not to mention the people closest to him. With Red Line, Brian Thiem, a veteran of the Oakland police department and the Iraq war, has written a nuanced police procedural filled with the kind of insight that could only be written by a detective who has walked the streets and lived the life.
From the barrooms of New York City, to the movie studios of Hollywood, Steven M. Thomas has crafted a tale of intrigue that captures the early 1930’s as freelance writer Gretch “Bay” Bayonne attempts to unravel the mystery of why a dedicated family man would abandon his life for no apparent reason. Along the way he encounters movies stars, Nazis, and newspaper tycoons, and barters a banana for a mysterious gold key stolen by a runaway monkey on a walkway atop the magnificent dirigible Graf Zeppelin. This first book in the Bay series is sure to grab readers from the first page and will not let go until the last!
Ever heard of Slender Man? They say he is always there. They say he is always watching. A tall guy in a suit and tie, with no face, and arms like tentacles. Some say he is an online myth; others will go very far to prove he is real, so far that they might even kill for him. Fanoe Island is busy with the mayoral election coming up, when suddenly, the sitting mayor is found killed. Rumors tell that a faceless man dressed in a suit and tie did it. In Emma Frost’s house that she inherited from her grandmother, a box of letters is found that tells a story from a long time ago. A terrifying story revealing a painful chapter in the life of her own family half a century ago.
The hardliner Traditionalists in the Vatican are at it again and will stop at nothing to unseat Callixtus IV, the ‘do gooder’ pope from St Peter’s Chair. The murder of the Papal Sacristan sets the world wondering what’s afoot in the echoing halls of the Vatican. The Augustinian Order of friars have filled the role of Papal Sacristan for over 700 years. Who would want to kill him? And why? What significance does a medal of St Augustine hold? Who are the Brotherhood of the Order of the Last Times? Once more Nicolina and David must outrun the forces allied against them as they find themselves once again plunging into the cloak-and-dagger world of opposing forces in Papal politics. An explosive international thriller, St Peter’s Keys weaves through enlightening revelations to dark truths.
Peek-A-Boo, I See You is a spine-chilling mystery from the Amazon bestselling author Willow Rose. The body of a woman found in front of Nordby City Hall has a message for Emma Frost carved into the skin. Behind this ruthless murder is a ghostly figure that likes to play childish games. Soon, this killer brings a reign of terror to the small Danish Island, and especially to the life of Emma. While Emma's personal life is in a mess, she also has to hunt down a cruel predator, who seems to be targeting people with serious mental illnesses.
Former skip tracer turned amateur sleuth McKenna teams up with private-investigator wannabe Chance Logan in this Murder She Wrote meets Magnum, PI mystery. From Honolulu’s ghetto to its wealthiest communities, McKenna and Chance follow a trail of deceit to find a con man’s killer and save a decorated war hero.
Joyce Runsey spends her life savings to open a yoga studio in an historic Victorian house in St Augustine, only to discover the property is haunted. A female ghost’s abusive and very much alive husband still tortures her by using dark witchcraft. The disruptive energy thwarts Joyce’s ambition to create a special environment to train students to become yoga teachers. Joyce engages in a deadly battle with not only the tormented spirit, but also the dangerous husband. To protect her students from harm, she must overcome mounting obstacles. An unknown swami pays an unexpected visit to give advice on how to free the anguished ghost. Can Joyce comprehend and follow the wise man’s guidance in time to save everyone who depends on her?
Millionaire Ike Simonetti tells Chuck McCrary that his late father's widow is trying to steal $200,000,000 from him. While seventy-five-year-old billionaire Sam Simonetti was hospitalized for his second heart attack, his two daughters from an earlier marriage died in a house fire, leaving Ike as Sam's only child and sole heir. Or was he? After Sam's death, his trophy wife (now widowed) produced another contender for the fortune--a baby girl born six months later. The widow stakes a claim to half of Sam's estate for her infant daughter Gloria. Ike hires Chuck to uncover the identity of Gloria's real father and cut her out of the will. The investigation takes Chuck from the sun splashed beaches of South Florida to the burned out Cleveland home of the two dead daughters. He stirs up a hornet's nest and uncovers a triple murder.