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Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4

Lei Crime Box Set Books 1-4The AWARD-WINNING, USA TODAY bestselling (2017) first four books of the Lei Crime Series put together into a one-volume immersive reading experience that will take you to paradise through fast-paced mysteries with a twist of romance solved by multicultural detective Lei Texeira. You can't read just one!

Blood Orchids:Black sand beaches and steaming volcanoes are the backdrop for murder as young patrolwoman Lei Texeira discovers the bodies of two drowned girls--and attracts the attention of a killer with ties to her own dark past.

Torch Ginger:The stunning cliffs and pristine beaches of Kauai have drawn Lei to a fresh start, but only she can untangle the mystery of missing persons with madness at its heart. .

Black Jasmine:Cruise ships and art galleries hide dark secrets as Lei and her partner Stevens move to Maui to build a life together--but trouble follows them in paradise.

Broken Ferns:Lei accepts an offer to join the FBI, and her first case on the island of Oahu involves the stolen airplane of a mogul and a young burglar with a cause.

"Neal's writing is persistently riveting...Masterly." Kirkus Reviews



Single Dad Shifter (Shades of Shifters Book 6)

A kidnapper falling for her latest target PLUS a single dad shifter who needs a nanny PLUS lies, betrayal, manipulation and... love?

Billionaire dragon shifter Grayson needs a live-in nanny. As a single dad, he needs to make sure his twins are cared for. And he's just found the perfect woman for the job. Or so he thinks...

Arabella's on a mission. She's been hired to kidnap Grayson's children to force him to step back from politics. What she hadn't counted on is that the guy's the hottest target she's ever had.

His sexy body, sun-kissed skin and sharp jawline make her want to... Stop it! She should focus on the mission.

But it's already too late.

Before she knows it, Arabella finds herself entangled in a web of lies. How can she complete her mission and save the twins at the same time? How will Grayson react when he discovers her secret?

This is a 112-page stand-alone paranormal story with BBW, shifter, and action elements. It has an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! This is a HOT story with mature themes and language. Most definitely for 18+ readers only.

The Murder Files - 8 Stories of Murder, Lies and Mystery: (A thriller and suspense short story collection)

8 powerful, bone-chilling, speed-of-light thrillers that will leave you begging for more.

Fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, John Grisham, David Baldacci, Lydia Davis and Stephen King will love this collection of exclusive short stories that will be sure to leave you breathless.

The award-winning and best-selling authors in this collection turn up the heat - it's pedal to the metal break-neck action from start to finish!

The short story is back with a vengeance! Murder, mystery, suspense, chills, thrills and kills this collection has it all!

About the Stories

What Money Can't Buy - by Paul Casselle Are you a bad person trying to be good or a good person that sometimes does bad? It's a difficult question to answer, but that doesn't stop life asking regularly!

The Butcher - by Will Patching Not all of us are 'normal'. Some of us are stone cold killers...

Collin O'Connor by Ernest Dempsey In a world where terrorist attacks seem to cover the front page of every news outlet, the people of Earth need a new kind of hero. The planet needs someone who isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to bring justice to those who would harm the innocent. We need Collin O'Connor.

A Love Affair by Leah Monroe Have you ever asked yourself, "What am I here for?" Is it wealth? To leave a legacy? Or perhaps you're playing with the cards life deals you. One man comes face-to-face with this age old question and his decision will leave you speechless.

Downside Up by Jane Thornley She climbs roofs at night but how could she know how far she'll have to fall to find the truth?

The Son-in-Law by Craig Hart Can you go straight by committing murder? One man is about to find out-if he lives long enough.

Linking Arms with the Devil by Michael Maxwell They tell us, "You can't take it with you". Maybe you can if you link arms with the devil.

Red Eyes - by Terry Keys A small town middle-school teacher suddenly vanishes and returns six months, six days, and six hours after he disappeared. But now he is hiding a terrible secret, and only the next victim can see the . . . Red Eyes.

The Chase: an ebook short story

A thrilling, rollercoaster ride of a short story, from #1 ebook bestseller Paul Finch.

Plus, get an exclusive first look at the opening chapters of Paul's new book, 'The Killing Club'

The darkest things happen at night...

What happens when you witness a horrific crime? Do you stay and help? Or do you flee? And what do you do when the perpetrator sets their sights on you...?

Hold onto your seats in this terrifying, thrill-ride. Previously published as 'Him!', and now included alongside a sneak peek of Paul's new novel, 'The Killing Club', for the first time.

No Mercy (Sgt Major Crane crime thrillers)

Sgt Major Crane, a detective prepared to do anything it takes in the pursuit of justice.

No Mercy - prequel to the best selling Steps to Heaven #1 in the Sgt Major Crane crime series. Is crime ever justified? Would you be merciful if it came to it? Or would you take your revenge? Crane investigates a fire in which a man dies. Was it an accident or something more sinister? Crane won't stop until he finds the truth.

Who's Afraid Now is the prequel to Hijack the 6th Sgt Major Crane crime thriller. When Sgt Billy Williams finds local youths treating his parents with disrespect,well he just can't resist giving them a taste of their own medicine. Afterwards he boards a train home, only to find it's not the end, just the beginning...

For lovers of Angela Marsons' DI Kim Stone, Robert Bryndza's Detective Erika Foster, Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite, Peter James' Roy Grace, Peter Robinson's DCI Banks and Ian Rankin's Rebus.

"Excellent read from a slick pacey writer - leaves you wanting more!" Andrew Butler

Cartmell Rocks! This collection of short stories showcases Wendy Cartmell's fresh style and engaging prose. She presents a variety of situations of people caught in intriguing circumstances. The author delivers a twist to many of her stories in this collection.

Ed Benjamin Author

Christmas Capers Anthology : Stab In The Dark Crime Writers Circle 2017

Christmas is a time for family, snow and presents but it's also a time for murder, lawbreaking and criminally good fun. What you have in your hand is a collection of festive inspired crime stories by some of today's best indie crime authors

The Toy Taker: Part 1, Prologue to Chapter 3 (DI Sean Corrigan, Book 3)

Part 1 of the terrifying third novel in the DI Sean Corrigan series - authentic crime fiction with a psychological edge, by an ex-Met detective. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Stuart MacBride.

Your child has been taken...

Snatched in the dead of night from the safety of the family home. There's no sign of forced entry, no one heard or saw a thing.

DI Sean Corrigan investigates.

He needs to find four-year-old George Bridgeman before abduction becomes murder. But his ability to see into dark minds, to think like those he hunts, has deserted him - just when he needs it most.

Another child vanishes.

What kind of monster is Corrigan hunting? And will he work it out in time to save the children?

The Key: Part One

This book has been serialized into 4 parts - this is PART 1 OF 4. TRY THIS BESTSELLING THRILLER FOR A SPECIAL PRICE. Conspiracy thrillers don't come bigger or better than THE KEY - from the author of the bestselling thriller debut of 2011, SANCTUS.

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THE FATE OF MAN IS IN THE HANDS OF ONE WOMAN

In the historic Turkish city of Ruin, American journalist Liv Adamsen wakes up in an isolation ward. She knows she entered Ruin's forbidden ancient Citadel, but remembers only darkness.

A strange whisper within says she is `the key': but to what?

For the desperate fanatics inside the Citadel, only her return can secure their survival. Charity worker Gabriel Mann, meanwhile, believes Liv could unlock mankind's most profound mystery.

And for a powerful global faction, Liv's silence - at any cost - is all that matters. Hunted across continents, Gabriel and Liv approach an explosive discovery - one that will tear them apart and change the world forever...

The Zero Commandment (The Charlie Singer and Katie Walker Series)

It is 1941. The country is on the edge of war. In New York, three men are murdered. The detective Charlie Singer is drawn into the case after rescuing a young woman being attacked in Central Park. With Katie Walker, his partner, Charlie deals with a famous gossip columnist, an organization devoted to fighting Hitler, and a violent group of haters. As Charlie uncovers the lies and secrets, he discovers a blossoming relationship with Katie who is undergoing a major life change.

A Single Breath: Part 1 (Chapters 1–13)

The deeper the water, the darker the secrets

A Single Breath can be read either in 3 parts in ebook or a full-length ebook (available 27 March 2014).

This is PART 1 of 3 (Chapters 1-13). It is not the whole book.

You can buy the three parts two weeks ahead of the release of the full-length ebook and paperback.

There were so many times I thought about telling you the truth, Eva. What stopped me was always the same thing...

When Eva's husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson's brother's doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband's past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she's no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with - or someone else entirely...

The truth is, it was all a lie . . .

Murder in Ancient China: Two Judge Dee Mysteries (Chicago Shorts)

Judge Dee--Confucian Imperial magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger, based on a famous statesman--was Dutch diplomat and Chinese cultural historian Robert van Gulik's (1910-67) lasting invention. A welcome addition to the elite canon of fictional detectives, the Judge steps in to investigate homicide, theft, and treason and restores order to the golden age of the Tang Dynasty. In Murder in Ancient China's first story, we watch as Judge Dee attempts to solve the mystery of an elderly poet murdered by moonlight in his garden pavilion; in the second, set on the eve of the Chinese New Year, the Judge makes two rare mistakes--will peril result?

Blue Ice: Five Crime Short Stories

Dark crimes, devious twists and dangerous criminals feature in the five snappy tales in Blue Ice - a collection of crime stories. Blue Ice contains five short stories - Honeymoon Period, An English Rose With Thorns, Blue Ice, Package Deal and The Second Life of James Moriarty. A newlywed Norwegian couple find everything isn't perfect during their honeymoon at a remote hotel. A married woman confronts a blackmailer. In Antarctica, where a group of scientists must work together in extreme conditions, everything is cold, including the heart of a murderer. Two tourists encounter serious trouble on their South American holiday. And the nemesis of Sherlock Holmes survives Reichenbach Falls and returns to commit new crimes ...

Watch out for Blue Ice.

It will chill your bones.

Homeland: Carrie’s Run [Prequel Book] Part 1 of 3

This book has been serialized into 3 parts - this is PART 1 OF 3 (90 pages). The hunt is on in this edge-of-your-seat original prequel thriller based on Showtime's hit series, HOMELAND.

Beirut, 2006. CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison barely escapes an ambush while attempting a clandestine meeting with a new contact code-named Nightingale. Suspicious that security has been compromised, she challenges the station chief in a heated confrontation that gets her booted back to Langley.

Expert in recognizing and anticipating behavioral patterns--a skill enhanced by the bipolar disorder she keeps secret to protect her career--Carrie is increasingly certain that a terrorist plot has been set in motion. Carrie risks a shocking act of insubordination that helps her uncover secret evidence connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Determined to stop the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that will nearly destroy her.

Filled with the suspense and plot twists that have made Homeland a must-watch series, this riveting tale reveals the compelling untold backstories of the series' main characters and takes fans deeper into the life and mind of one brilliant woman spy.

The Complete Father Brown Stories

Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of stories established G.K. Chesterton's kindly cleric in the front rank of eccentric sleuths. This complete collection contains all the favourite Father Brown stories, showing a quiet wit and compassion that has endeared him to many, whilst solving his mysteries by a mixture of imagination and a sympathetic worldliness in a totally believable manner.A fantastic crime thriller that is perfect for Agatha Christie fans.This paperback book measures: 19.8 x 12.9 x 4cm.

The Death Box: Part 1 of 3 (Chapters 1–12) (Carson Ryder, Book 10)

This book has been serialized into 3 parts - this is PART 1 of 3. TRY THIS THRILLER FOR FREE. A nail-biting new novel featuring Detective Carson Ryder.

Carson Ryder thought he'd seen everything ...

A specialist in twisted crimes, Detective Carson Ryder thought he'd seen the lowest depths of human depravity. But he's barely started his new job in Miami when called to a horrific scene: a concrete pillar built of human remains, their agony forever frozen in stone.

Finding the secret of the pillar drags him into the sordid world of human trafficking, where one terrified girl holds the key to unraveling a web of pain, prostitution and murder. There's just one problem: Ryder's not the only one chasing the girl.

And the others will kill to keep the secret safe.

Wicked Solutions (Wicked's Way #1)

Sometimes the only way for justice to prevail is to get a little Wicked...



People who call him know the deal. He'll solve their problems, but he'll do it his way. That's the only way Wick Templeton plays the game. His years on the force and connections to all types of specialists put him in a league of his own. That's how he intends to keep it.



An ex-boyfriend in need puts Wick on a path that crosses that of Ned Harris, a stranger who proves to be a worthy adversary.



Wick's simple agenda gets a little more complicated. Item one: Clear his ex's name. Item two: unmask the enigma that is Ned Harris.



It's a good agenda. Too bad Wick can't seem to stick to it.

A World of Great Fiction: Free Sampler

A free sampler containing extracts from the very best fiction from around the world, from million copy international bestsellers to the most exciting debut fiction in 2013

Be chilled with our internationally bestselling crime thrillers:

The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar.

Read award-winning novels and million-copy bestsellers:

Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

The Fine Colour of Rust by P.A. O'Reilly

The Bathing Women by Tie Ning

Discover great new voices in fiction:

The Testimony by James Smythe

The Golem and The Djinni by Helene Wecker

Ghostly Writes Anthology 2017

ENTER IF YOU DARE. A new Ghostly Writes Anthology for 2017, gives you sixteen authors from around the world with ghostly stories and poems for you to read. Each short story will take you to a new place, be it the future, present or past.

Plaisted Publishing House is happy to present this book to you - our readers. Please note that all stories are written in the English of the country the Author resides in.

Full Fathom Five - The Homicide Files (A Lincoln Munroe Novella, #1)

Breaking in a new partner is the least of Detective Lincoln Munroe's worries - the body of a scuba diver has been found in a century-old shipwreck under a hundred feet of cold, treacherous water. When all signs point to murder, Lincoln is forced to dust off his scuba gear and investigate a crime scene like no other.

'Full Fathom Five' is the first installment in a series of novellas featuring Detective Lincoln Munroe that will take place prior to the events of 'A Dream of Death'.

The Missing Link I (The January Morrison Files Psychic Series Book 1)

From the Publisher that brought you popular short story series Witching Call, Hostile Hearts, Earthbound Angels, The January Morrison Files Psychic Series, Ralph's Gift, Children of Time, Chains of Darkness, Tropical Storms and Friend Zone...

She can see them, and they herDead People Can TalkJanuary can talk to dead people, a gift she's inherited from her mother's line. You'll probably call her a psychic and to some people, that can be exciting. But January's a reluctant psychic because, really--who wants to see dead people?

It all started years ago, when her best friend Lori sneaked out of a sleep-over night. January helped the police find her dead body after Lori's ghost told her where to find it. She can only talk to dead people. But she wishes she can also find murderers.

Then the FBI asks her help in finding a missing young woman Lori's age. The case reminds her too much of that night years ago, and she went with them to help.

One of the agents was Det. Ashton Sterling, a man who seems fascinated with her peculiar talent. And when his eyes focused on her, she felt alive.

Is she ready to let him into her life? Is she willing to risk him shunning her as so many others have?

Or has she found a special gift in Agent Sterling that someone like her can only dream about -- the promise of true love?

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EXCERPTTHEY WERE already kissing when January fumbled the door open. They fell against it, their mouths melting together, their tongues exploring.

She had wondered since she first laid eyes on Ash what it would be like to kiss him, and the reality was so much sweeter than she could have dreamed.

He was kissing her all over, stroking the back of her neck, nuzzling her lips, her ears. She leaned her neck back for more, loving the heat of his lips on her body, giving herself up to the sensations. He picked her up and she wound her legs around him, feeling light as a feather in his arms.

He carried her into the bedroom and placed her gently on her back in the bed.

"How did you know which door it was?" she asked, between kisses.

"Detective," he said, his mouth too busy to say much more. He moved his hands under her blouse, sliding upward to her full breasts, kneading them as he cupped each one. His hands moved behind her back and unhooked her bra in one smooth gesture. His fingertips slipped underneath and brushed her erect nipples lightly, sending shocks of pure pleasure through her body.

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THE ROAD TO HELL

NO. 1 BESTSELLING MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY

"The Road to Hell" collects four stories by Paul Levine, the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Jake Lassiter series. Levine's heroes travel dark and dangerous paths as they confront devilish and powerful villains. The journeys are by land, by sea, and in one case, perhaps only in the mind.

In "El Valiente en el Infierno," (The Brave One in Hell), a 13-year-old Mexican boy tells his own story as he makes a treacherous midnight crossing into California in search of his father. The boy's courage is tested when he runs into two gun-toting American vigilantes, and the confrontation will change all of them forever.

"Development Hell" imagines a pitch session in which a bedraggled Edgar Allan Poe squares off with a slick Hollywood producer who wants to make a cheesy slasher flick out of "The Pit and the Pendulum." Bookgasm praised the story as "going straight to the funny bone."

"A Hell of a Crime" echoes with notions of "The Twilight Zone." A prosecutor prepares for a homicide trial while being pestered by his domineering mother, a famous lawyer herself. Just what role did she play in the murder? It's a mystery with a punch to the gut at the end.

Two of the author's best-loved characters, Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord, appear in "Solomon & Lord: To Hell and Back." The ethically-challenged Steve Solomon and the very proper Victoria Lord are mismatched Miami law partners. Steve says he's going fishing with Manuel Cruz, a sleazy con man. Victoria knows that Cruz embezzled a bundle from Steve's favorite client and is an unlikely fishing buddy. So just what is Steve up to now? Something between mischief and murder. The three of them head for deep water and dark troubles.

Also included: an excerpt of "Mortal Sin," one of the award-winning Jake Lassiter novels. "Recalling the work of Carl Hiaasen, this thriller races to a smashing climax." - Library Journal.

Finally, there's an excerpt of "Solomon vs. Lord," the first of the series nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber awards. Here's what number one bestselling author Harlan Coben had to say: "Hiaasen meets Grisham in the court of last retort. A sexy, wacky, wonderful thriller with humor and heart."

PRAISE FOR THE FICTION OF PAUL LEVINE

"Mystery writing at its very, very best." - Larry King, USA TODAY

"Irreverent...genuinely clever...great fun." - The New York Times Book Review

"Just the remedy for those who can't get enough Spenser and miss Travis McGee terribly." - St. Petersburg Times

"Genuinely chilling." - Washington Post Book World

"Take one part John Grisham, two parts Carl Hiaasen, throw in a dash of John D. MacDonald, and voila!" - Tulsa World

"Wildly entertaining blend of raucous humor and high adventure." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cracking good action-mystery...funny, sardonic, and fast-paced." - Detroit Free Press

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The author of 20 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote 20 episodes of the CBS military drama "JAG." More at paul-levine.com

THE JAKE LASSITER SERIES

To Speak for the Dead

Night Vision

False Dawn

Mortal Sin

Riptide

Fool Me Twice

Flesh & Bones

Lassiter

Last Chance Lassiter State vs. Lassiter

THE SOLOMON vs. LORD SERIES

Solomon vs. Lord

The Deep Blue Alibi

Kill All the Lawyers

Habeas Porpoise

LASSITER, SOLOMON & LORD SERIESBum RapBum Luck

STAND-ALONE THRILLERS

Ilegal

Impact

Paydirt

Ballistic

Famous Authors’ Detective Club

Here are bylines that you will certainly recognize ... but not as mystery writers. Yet these engaging mysteries by the likes of John Steinbeck, MacKinlay Kantor, Bret Harte, Ben Hecht, even Voltaire, are yours to enjoy. Eight stories (plus a bonus) will make you an insider to this exclusive "club" of storytellers.

10 INSPIRING MYSTERY STORIES: Collection of Mix Mystery Stories

Collection of Mix Mystery Stories

Darkness of Heart: A Uriel D'Arcangelo Short Story

A detective in New York City tries to solve the murder of a young girl.

Disorganised Crime



"Should I kill him?" the PMC enquires as he rings through on his mobile phone to advise that 'Tony the Gent' is climbing in over the back wall.

"No!" is my firm instruction although I know this will disappoint as the PMC has been practicing hard on his knife throwing.

"Just let him come up, he doesn't need to see you."

Tony has a problem, his friends are trying to kill him and he needs your help....

Everything to Lose

[ Everything to Lose Gross, Andrew ( Author ) ] { Hardcover } 2014

Sex, Murder & Killer Cupcakes

She may be a crime-scene photographer, but that doesn't mean Marian Moyer is ready to star in her own murder mystery. Most days, she can't even control her hair. But when the star of Marian's racy, underground magazine turns up dead and the police are convinced she's the guilty party, it's up to Marian to find out who really did it before it's too late. While danger isn't exactly her middle name, there's plenty to go around, especially when Marian begins to suspect that her long-time man crush is behind it all.

The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens

DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Series "Centennial Edition" published by Heron Books in the 1970s to mark the 100th anniversary of the author's death. Complete 36 volume set of Charles Dickens' works. Green faux leather, decorative board and spine, with title in gilt lettering, gilt design on front board and ribbon marker. Each volume has its own introduction and is complete with illustrations from the original editions by various artists (Phiz, Luck Fildes, Leech, Tenniel,... and Stanfield). 12mo - over 6.75" x 7.75" tall. Includes: "A Child's History of England", "A Tale of Two Cities", "American Notes/ Pictures from Italy", "Barnaby Rudge I & Barnaby Rudge II", "Bleak House I & Bleak House II", "Christmas Books", "Christmas Stories I & Christmas Stories II", "David Copperfield I & David Copperfield II", "DombeySon I & DombeySon II", "Great Expectations", "Hard Times", "Little Dorrit I & Little Dorrit II", "Martin Chuzzlewit I & Martin Chuzzlewit II", "Miscellaneous Papers I & Miscellaneous Papers II", "Nicholas Nickleby I & Nicholas Nickleby II", "Oliver Twist", "Our Mutual Friend I & Our Mutual Friend II", "Pickwick Papers I & Pickwick Papers II", "Reprinted Pieces","Sketches by Boz I & Sketches by Boz II", "The Mystery of Edwin Drood/Master Humphrey's Clock", "The Old Curiosity Shop I & The Old Curiosity Shop II", "The Uncommercial Traveller". Just one or two books having slight fading to the spine in some details yet still readable. Other than that, the whole set of unread books appears to be well preserved. Immaculate throughout with no inscription/marks. A superb set of books that will grace any bookshelf. Prompt dispatch from UK.

Dead Ringers Volumes 1-3

"A paranormal mystery serial for young adults on up. All nine 25,000-word volumes now available individually and in boxed sets of three!" Dead Ringers 1: ILLUSION Jade Greene's memories of the two days she went missing are slowly returning, but they involve a blinding headache and an evil clown with a syringe. Not exactly the stuff of sanity. Dead Ringers 2: INVERTIGO Max Harper insists Jade's best chance to find out why she remembers so little of her abduction is to team up with him. But can she trust him? Dead Ringers 3: THE SPIDER Someone in Midway Beach isn't who they seem and unless Jade and Max can figure out what's going on, they could become the next victims.

Chrysalis: Zac Tremble Investigates (Series One Case One)

Marc Grainger has gone missing, wife, Felicity, employs Zac to find him. This case file introduces us to Zac: thirty, gay and labouring under some pretty heavy expectations. He's watched over by Elizabeth, the secretary he inherited, along with everything else. Mrs Chan does her best to keep home for him, Matt is burning a candle, but more often, burning his fingers, and Joe thinks Zac is Frank, Zac's dearly departed father.

The Zac Tremble Case Files are a barely plausible, sometimes farcical, occasionally operatic journey through Zac's world; his highs and lows, successes and failures and the emergence of one of the most touching (and funny) love affairs in PI history (do PIs fall in love?).

Chrysalis is the first Zac Tremble Case File in the series Zac Tremble Investigates; the case files of the gay, Soho-based PI Zachary Tremble.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy the story. Feedback is especially welcome, and I'm thrilled with the feedback I have received so far, thank you! I would be delighted to hear from you.

Please email me at: [email protected]

And visit the website, www.chambersmars.weebly.com, for updates on the Zac Tremble Investigates series, the Life & Times of Johnny Sante series and other projects.

Thank you!

Chambers Mars

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After Midnight - Stories of Mystery and the Macabre

"Anything can happen in the dark..." After Midnight is a collection of gothic short stories based on the folk legends and cautionary tales of the unknown that were collected in Britain by missing author Sidney Wainwright. All the tales are born from that inane human fascination with mystery and the macabre. From sinister unsolved murders or the exploits of slavers to the realms of the supernatural, and the mysteries of the human mind, these tales heighten the senses and take you back to those childhood fears that we are all drawn to once again when the lights go out.

The tales are presented from a rediscovered manuscript by Sidney Wainwright's friend Archibald Jerome along with his recollections of the illusive man himself, who is perhaps a deeper mystery than any of the stories. Sidney Wainwright's whereabouts and fate remain a mystery to this day.

So sit by the hearth on a dark and stormy night. Read yourself a story or two by firelight. Try to forget the sense that someone is there with you, watching, always just out of sight. I warn you, once the clock chimes midnight, there is no knowing how this tale will end.