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Death's Confessor: A Civil War Murder Mystery

A fast paced, gritty murder mystery through the wilds of territorial New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley with the feel of a Tony Hillerman novel and the complexity of a Ngaio Marsh mystery. Pueblos, Apache, former Mexican citizens and the US Army collide in a tale of greed and murder. A new civil war mystery series by best selling author Phillip and Jennifer Bryant.

Peter Thomas Smith's days on the post of Fort Craig, New Mexico territory, are spent fighting boredom, keeping cool, and giving the spiritual state of the 5th California Mounted Infantry volunteers a ready ear. As chaplain, he isn't asked to do much in the way of fighting Apaches and there have been no wounded in battle to tend to from fighting Confederates.

He is content to let this state of affairs continue, that is until the Piro scout, Tafoya, brings in a soldier half dead with no name, no unit, and no reason for being there. Like his preferred namesake before him, Thomas the doubter, there are too many questions to ignore.

Like historical murder mysteries? Find more civil war mysteries and historical fiction by searching Phillip Bryant or P.J. Bryant. If you like civil war fiction, be sure to hunt up The Shiloh Series by Phillip Bryant, a four novel set.

Good Investigations: A David Good P.I. novel

She's Blonde. She's clever. She's in his office. London based PI David Good doesn't stand a chance.

South London. The 1980s. David Good, a morally confused and womanising private investigator, is hired by a ridiculously beautiful blonde to help her fend off the attentions of a serial blackmailer. But he's barely got to grips with the woman's keen sense of self-interest when he stumbles on to something far more unsavoury.

Never one to run a mile when a woman needs help, Good finds himself up to his neck in trouble, upsetting some unpleasant people with short fuses and their own self-interest to protect. This time his trade mark sense of humour might not be enough to see him safely out the other side, but the clock's ticking, so for once he ignores the obvious risk to his own carelessly maintained health and starts to unmask an illicit trade that's been causing a great deal of suffering.

Join David Good as he seeks to simultaneously unravel both the crime and the woman.

"Westerham's writing is tight, smooth to read, carries great descriptions and all with a dry wit and wry humor." Amazon USA review of 'Good Girl Gone Bad'.

This book is part of the David Good, private investigator series, which can be read in any order you like.

Sherlock Holmes and the Scarecrow of Death

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Amazon #1 Bestseller!

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The AMAZON US #1 Bestseller (2014/11/29)

The TOP #50 Amazon UK Bestseller...

THE COLLECTED ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IN JAPAN. Just $3.99 for eight stories - a saving of $4 when compared to individual purchase.

Sherlock Holmes is in Japan, following his epic battle with the evil criminal mastermind, Moriarty...

But then Holmes - together with his faithful companion, the Japanese doctor Yoshida-sensei - is asked to investigate the apparent suicide of a wealthy farmer...

PLEASE NOTE: This is a (very close) retelling of 'THE SCARECROW: AN ENNIN MYSTERY #61'. I have reworked the original story in order to pay homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his legendary creation, who inspired me from childhood.

From the Amazon #1 Bestselling author of THE ENNIN MYSTERIES

'In the tradition of Holmes and Watson, transferred to Japan...Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched...' D. Werdin

'Absolutely engaging... There is so much mystery here...' Joanna Daneman (USA), #1 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWER

'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai... Full of intrigue, action and excitement... Great escapism...' M. Dowden (UK), HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER

'The Ennin Mysteries are an absolute delight...' sshap

'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series...' Abby Normal

'Love it! Simply amazed by how good these short stories are!' Edwina Callan

'I confess to being addicted to them for the depiction of medieval Japan, the characters and the enjoyable stories. I treasure each Ennin mystery that I have...' Postscripter

'I especially like the sort of quiet and abiding love that exists between Ennin and Kukai, master and scribe. Also, there's a kind of sweeping majesty in the description of Japan...' Lisa

'Another good short story by Ben Stevens...' Tigger

'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining...' Kenny51

'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones... Interesting to read about imperial Japan...' AC

'Thank you Ben Stevens for writing the Ennin Mysteries... I love the characters... I want more...' Momma Dahama

'Amazing... An inspiration...' Valentine Williams

'Well-written... I've enjoyed many Ennin mysteries... Satisfying as always...' S. Pearson

'A FUN READ!' Cowboy-not Wyoming

'I love the different stories Ben Stevens comes up with... There is always a twist, and the solutions are imaginative...' Jay Gold

'I like the writer, I like the mysteries...' Amazon Customer

'This excellent rendition of mystery, suspense and intrigue! I'm surprised these adventures haven't been made into movies or a TV series! They are that good!' Arnold Mount

'I was completely hooked by the Ennin series from the first story... Ben Stevens's writing style is somewhat like a Japanese room arrangement...' AcerAcer

'Mystery from historic Japan... Like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting...' Nysa

'Really delightful...' Leyla

'These stories are always so amazing...' Eileen Sedgwick

'Ennin does it again... Well written, evocative of the era, and suitably mysterious...' KD

'Stories are tight, punchy and uncluttered... Bravo, Mr. Stevens!' Damien Omen III

'This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker's Akitada...' Mcb

'Delightful short story... Enjoy!...' PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)

The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery)

The Good Knight Intrigue, suspicion, and rivalry among the royal princes casts a shadow on the court of Owain, king of north Wales... The year is 1143 and King Owain seeks to unite his daughter in marriage with an allied king. But when the groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride's brother tasks his two best detectives-Gareth, a knight, and Gwen, the daughter of the court bard-with bringing the kill... Full description

On Hosting Your Regency-Era Christmas Party: A Companion to Jane and the TwelveDays of Christmas

This introduction to the Regency-era Christmas offers a few helpful tips for celebrating your holiday like Jane Austen!



The latest installment in Stephanie Barron's richly historical Jane Austen mystery series takes place over the twelve days of Christmas, a Regency-era tradition unlike the holiday we celebrate today. In the pages of this free companion guide to the novel, you'll find authentic ways to celebrate your own Georgian Christmas--from decorations to recipes to parlor games--for full immersion into the world of our heroine.

About Jane Austen and the Twelve Days of Christmas: On Christmas Eve of 1814, we find the Regency era's most beloved author on holiday at the Vyne, the gorgeous estate of the prominent Chute household, with family and friends. As they prepare for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, the guests are all in a celebratory mood--until one of the Yuletide revelers dies in a riding accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, can Jane discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?

Innocent Strangers

"A perfectly framed mystery"

Travelers, Jenny and her lawyer father, Marcus, stop for a night at a country inn in a small town. Just as they prepare to journey on, they are arrested for the murder of a beautiful heiress to a coal mining fortune. Suddenly, they must escape the noose that is waiting to hang them.



How they do this in a parochial town that brands them as criminals and refuses to give up its dark secrets is a tale of dogged sleuthing. Probing uncovers shocking details of intrigue, double-dealing, blackmail, and adultery in the past life and loves of this charming passionate woman. The trail finally leads them close to exposing the identity of the real murderer, but time is running out.

The Castro '76: An Israel Wren Mystery

San Francisco 1976: Harvey Milk leaves his friend Israel Wren to look after his apartment. On his first night, Israel is dismayed to discover a movie star in the lounge room nervously smoking cigarettes. The celebrity has just escaped the clutches of a serial killer. 'The Doodler' haunts gay bars and sketches his victims before seducing and then knifing them. He has already killed fourteen gay men this way. The police don't seem too interested in protecting the gay community, so Israel takes on the task of tracking down the killer who sketches his victims before he kills them.

Entanglement of Fate

Sheffield, England, 1912. When a mute criminal known as 'the Street Arab' is taken into custody, police call on court missionary, Robert Elliott, to try and unravel the enigma. With the help of Mary O' Driscoll, a sharply perceptive nurse, Elliott reveals the prisoner to be Walter Stanford, a man with a blemished past and who is about to change their lives forever. As Elliott tries to understand the significance of a mysterious note found in a locket on the cell floor, Mary becomes haunted by a series of lucid dreams about Walter's life and a dark harrowing crime. But why have they all been brought together? Is it simply fate? Or could it be strange intervention to bring closure to a chilling past? One thing is certain...the answers have consequences! What readers are saying... "I adored this book." "Dark and foreboding one minute, so genteel the next - absolutely brilliant!" "Some days I found it difficult to put down as I was so engrossed."

A Hanging Job (Foxy's War Book 1)

Don't kill a copper cos it's a hanging job.

The tale is set in London on the eve of World War 2 at a time when hanging was the penalty for murder and the cut-throat razor, the weapon of choice for settling differences within the criminal fraternity.

It's 1939 and Hitler is about to invade Poland and kick off the Second World War, but Foxy has more important things on his mind. One the best in getaway drivers in the business, he'd got out of the business before Detective Inspector Hawker had managed to nab him, but having been pressured into taking part in a bungled bank robbery, he now finds himself at risk of a formal introduction to the hangman if caught. For Foxy comedy and tragedy have always gone hand in hand, and this day is no exception as he plays hide and seek with the forces of law and order in the streets of London and the leafy lanes of Hertfordshire, doggedly keeping one step ahead thanks to his driving skills.

The Engagement Party

It's 1925 and change is everywhere, even in rural Australia - but is Flora ready? Includes bonus material from Kimberley Freeman's captivating new Jazz age novel, Evergreen Falls. Flora Honeychurch-Black awakens on the day of her engagement party excited yet somehow unsettled. Throughout the day, despite the well-meaning attention of her friend Liberty and the distraction of the household's many preparations for the night's celebration, Flora's unease grows. Her much-loved, erratic brother Sam unwittingly adds to the tension, behaving oddly and drawing mirth from her suave fiance Tony and derision from some of his sophisticated coterie of friends. As the storm clouds gather outside and the engagement party begins, Flora realises that something is amiss. Where is Sam? What secret is he hiding? The answers may be more than Flora - and her new relationships and loyalties - can bear.

Author Biography

Kimberley Freeman was born in London and grew up in Brisbane. She is the author of Duet (2007), winner of the Ruby Award, Gold Dust (2008), Wildflower Hill (2010), Lighthouse Bay (2012), Ember Island (2013) and Evergreen Falls (2014). Her bestselling books have been translated into over twelve languages.

For more information visit facebook.com/KimberleyFreemanAuthor, read her blog on kimberleyfreeman.com or follow her on twitter.com/KimberleyTweets.

The Missing Gun (Hawker of the Yard Book 1)

London in the autumn of 1939: the early months of World War 2. Hitler has just conquered Poland, but life in London continues much as it did in peacetime, albeit a little more restricted since the introduction of petrol rationing. No bombs have been dropped on the city as yet, but the population go about their daily business under the constant threat of German air raids, and a blackout remains in force at night.

For Scotland Yard and the criminal fraternity, however, it is business as usual. When a pawnbroker's assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask, it appears to be a straightforward case of a bungled armed robbery, but as Hawker proceeds with his investigation, the more facts he uncovers the more confusing the affair becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unravelled before he can wrap up the case - with a little help from Sherlock Holmes.

Morbus Dei: The Arrival: Novel (Morbus Dei (English) Book 1)

VOLUME 1 OF THE HIGHLY GRIPPING MORBUS DEI-TRILOGY

Getting caught in a snowstorm, deserter Johann List ends up in a secluded mountain village ridden by fear and superstition. Soon he realises that there is something wrong with this village, that it lies beneath a grim shadow - animals get killed, people disappear, hooded shapes lurk in the dark woods. When Johann falls in love with the daughter of a farmer, they decide to leave the village together. But even before they are able to elope, the situation escalates - a life and death struggle begins.

Authentically and vividly the author duo tells a story full of tragedy and emotion and allows you to travel back 300 years in time.

Morbus Dei: The Arrival - a brilliant combination of mystery thriller and historical novel.

***New translation: more than 300 reviews on Amazon.de (avg. 4.4) for the German edition!***

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THE MORBUS DEI-TRILOGY

Vol. 1: Morbus Dei: The Arrival

Vol. 2: Morbus Dei: Inferno

Vol. 3: Morbus Dei: The Sign of Aries

Temple of the Grail (Rosicrucian Quintet Series)

A SMOULDERING, MENACINGLY DELIGHTFUL WHODUNNIT WITH INTELLIGENCE; A PHILOSOPHICAL TOUR DE FORCE FOR HISTORY BUFFS. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED #1 BEST SELLER TRANSLATED INTO FOUR LANGUAGES. Heresy, Hypocrisy, Murder... France, 1254 High on a mountain in the Pyrenees, the monastery of St Lazarus is a forbidding place. Behind its ramparts and battlements heretical acts are said to take place and there is the rumour of a secret - a secret so dangerous that its keepers will kill to keep it hidden. At the end of a bitter winter, a delegation headed by the ambitious Inquisitor Rainiero Sacconi arrives to investigate the monks of St Lazarus. Andre, a Knight of the Templar Order, and his young scribe, Christian de St Armand, have been sent by the King of France to oversee the investigation. When monks begin to die, one by one, under strange circumstances, Andre and Christian try to unravel the mystery while being hampered at every turn by the inquisitor. By the time they stumble upon the secret of St Lazarus hypocrisy and violence will be exposed. And for Andre and Christian it will turn into a fight, not only for their lives, but also for their souls.

Conductor of Light (Free Short Story) (Herringford and Watts Mysteries)

It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the BaskervillesToronto, 1912

A seemingly forgettable evening of second-rate vaudeville entertainment proves lethal when Constable Jasper Forth and reporter Ray DeLuca witness the onstage death of the actor Stephano. Was this the performance of a lifetime or merely opening night of the next intriguing case for Jem DeLuca and Merinda Herringford?

Hiding from Toronto's dreaded Morality Squad in the back alleyway of the theater, Jem and Merinda encounter a mysterious musician who steps out of the shadows to tell them a murder has occurred inside.

Jasper and Ray join the detective duo backstage and begin to interview the rest of the troupe, a veritable casting call of possible suspects, every one of them with more motives than talent. Can Jem and Merinda foil this plot before a fatal encore ensues?

This Herringford and Watts adventure in four acts will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final curtain closes on yet another enthralling whodunit.

American Lease (A Dylan Cold Novel Book 1)

While walking on the path through the disbanded town of Monson, New Hampshire, Dylan Cold and his dog Montana come across a dead cop -- and his killer. Forced, at gunpoint, to help the killer, Dylan is drawn into the search for an historic document that will give the holder legal ownership of the land covered by the original Thirteen Colonies of the United States.

In 1775 King George was desperate to avoid an expensive war with the colonies. The King of England agreed to a unique arrangement, lease the United Kingdoms American territories to the continental congress. As compensation the Americans, through Ben Franklin, agreed to pay export taxes and offer the United Kingdom steep discounts and rights of first refusal on their extensive supply of natural resources. Dylan Cold doesn't know much about history or the defunct Southern New Hampshire town of Monson where he walks his dog. After coming across a slain police officer and his wounded killer he needs to learn fast. With help from Abbey Holt a local farmer and history scholar he needs to find the lease and stay one step ahead of the men who would stop at nothing to possess the document.

No Game for A Dame

Fires of Alexandria

The Home Guard Raiders (Hawker of the Yard Book 8)

The London blitz grinds on, but in spite of the bombs raining down on the city every night and the threat of a German invasion hanging over England like a big black cloud, it's business as usual for the criminal fraternity. When a gang in Home Guard uniform raid a jeweller's shop in Putney, Inspector Hawker is drawn into a weird and wonderful world of enthusiastic amateur soldiers building their own armoured cars and mounting machine guns on trailers to tow behind the family car as he pursues his investigation. But are the robbers really members of the Home Guard, or will it just be a case of rounding up the usual suspects, and if so, which ones - and where do the Edgware watchmaker or the overweight drag queen fit into the scheme of things?

In common with all Hawker books, this is a complete self-contained story and may be read independently of the others. The sequence of historical events forming the backdrop to the series are in chronological order, with Hawker number eight taking the war up to December 1940.

Who Killed Alfie? (Hawker of the Yard Book 4)

The tale is set in London in 1940

All manner of strange and exotic objects float into Bow Creek on the tide, and when Alfie's body washes up between the barges moored under the shadow of Canning Town's Iron Bridge everyone in Docklands is convinced that he was garrotted by a Chinaman with his pigtail.

As a member of the Flying Squad, the investigation of a murder does not fall within Detective Inspector Hawker's remit, but Alfie being a wanted criminal, his main interest in the case is to make absolutely sure that the body is Alfie's and then mark the file closed, but why is he so certain that Alfie's killer is not Chinese? And what has an old photograph of a group of children got to do with it?



All the books in the Hawker series are complete self contained stories and may be read in any order, only the events of World War 2, which form a backdrop to the tales, are chronological.



The Great Petrol Coupon Robbery (Hawker of the Yard Book 2)

How can a man vanish in a puff of smoke?

Wartime London, and petrol rationing has made the petrol coupon a much sought after and valuable commodity.

What began as a straightforward investigation into a series of post office robberies by Detective Inspector Hawker soon to mushrooms into a major operation, as he and Detective Sergeant Brightwell follow the twists and turns of the trail of petrol coupons through London's underworld, with Brightwell being called upon to make the supreme sacrifice.

To solve the case Hawker must not only discover how the robber is able to simply disappear into thin air, but who is kingpin in the petrol coupon racket - and to do so he must not only employ Holmes's methods of deduction but, like Holmes, resort to a little friendly persuasion in order to obtain the required information.

Coincidence Theory

Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest: The Azadi Series Book 1: Volume 1

Book I of The Azadi Series of historical fiction set during India's struggle for freedom-Azadi-from the British Raj. The Books weave a tale of international intrigue, conflict, and poignant love between interesting characters of that era. In 1965 an over 100-year-old sea chest, believed to be that of an American doctor, Margaret, is discovered in the storage room of a hospital in Delhi. Another American doctor, Sharif, who originally hails from Delhi and is on contract at the hospital, is entrusted with the task of locating the mysterious woman's relatives and returning her trunk. Sharif tracks down Margaret's descendants in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. Her diaries, and other artefacts-such as the Kingdom of Jhansi's crown-are found in the coffer. Margaret, born in New Jersey to a Scottish Presbyterian clerical family, achieves her heart's desire, in 1850, to become one of the first North American women doctors. She marries her Canadian cousin, Robert, and travels with him to serve in the Crimean war of 1854. In Crimea, they have to not only face hardships of battles, but also endure other conflicts. From events leading to and after the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, Margaret meets a Russian officer, Count Nicholai. The surprise ending of Book I, leaves Margaret in a quandary, whether to seek vengeance or to continue on with her journey to India. In the end, she believes she has made the right decision

X Y Z: A Detective Story

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Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Maids of Misfortune It's the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie's husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt. Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Franc... Full description

A Provencal Mystery

Love Lies Bleeding

When a hiker near Ithaca stumbles across an old skeleton buried with a rusty buttonhook and a locket full of pictures, Senior Investigator Frank Conley of the New York State Police knows he's looking at a tough case. What he doesn't expect is having to solve his own aunt's murder. In 1916, when high-society debutante Libbie Morgan decided to balance her time between Ithaca's rich-but-dull golden boy and a heart-poundingly handsome farm boy, she unknowingly launched an ever-widening web of deception and jealousy. Frank must peel away layers of history as he deals with his own demons and races against time to find the answer before his mother goes to the grave never knowing the truth about her sister. With the help of the town historian and an attractive aspiring writer, can he piece together a seventy-year-old mystery and discover how love ended up bleeding in a shallow grave?

THE MURDERESS

Mandarin Yellow

Murder At Zero Hour

1916. From the safety of America, William Grant watches helplessly as World War One rages in Europe. Desperate for adventure, the young man travels to Britain to try and join the army. After a harrowing journey, Grant is accepted into a newly-formed infantry regiment. He is posted to the front lines of France, where he must learn to survive the horrors of war. A popular captain is brutally killed, and all the evidence points to murder. Who in the regiment did the deed? With the help of his comrades, Grant must survive the Battle of the Somme and the evil intentions of an unknown murderer, all while trying to earn the love of a beautiful aristocratic nurse.

The Hunt

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Hunt by Oscar de Muriel, a Christmas tale from the world of Frey and McGray, read by Andy Secombe.

Christmas, 1888. After a thoroughly trying time in Edinburgh, Inspector Ian Frey looks forward to a Christmas break at his family's country estate back in England. But the welcome respite of home cooking, hunting trips and brandy by the fire is ruined by the arrival of an unwelcome guest....

Features an exclusive extract from A Fever of the Blood - the brilliant new Case for Frey and McGray, which publishes in February 2016.

The Hanged Woman: An Ennin Mystery #64

The beautiful wife of the famous translator and wealthy merchant, Saigo Matsuyama, appears to have hanged herself...

Matsuyama's previous wife (again a well-known beauty) was seemingly murdered by one of his employees - who then committed suicide...

Ennin is certain that Matsuyama was responsible for both deaths. But as he struggles to prove this, Matsuyama ingeniously makes Ennin appear utterly foolish...

Now it is imperative that Ennin succeed in solving this case - or his reputation, both within Japan as well as abroad, will be forever destroyed...

THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: COLLECTED SERIES 1 - 9 (45 Stories)

(45 stories available at just $8.99 - the same price as 9 stories bought individually - for a limited period. Well over 1000 'print' pages.)

From the author of the TOP #50 Amazon UK Bestseller SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE TEMPLE OF DEATH

Amazon Reviews for ENNIN

'Absolutely engaging... There is so much mystery here...' Joanna Daneman (USA), #1 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWER

'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai... Full of intrigue, action and excitement... Great escapism...' M. Dowden (UK), HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER

'The Ennin Mysteries are an absolute delight...' sshap

'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series...' Abby Normal

'Love it! Simply amazed by how good these short stories are!' Edwina Callan

'Intriguing and good to read... Set out in a very eastern myth fashion... Recommend them to all and sundry....' Chris

'I confess to being addicted to them for the depiction of medieval Japan, the characters and the enjoyable stories. I treasure each Ennin mystery that I have...' Postscripter

'Five stars...' Daphne Frampton

'I especially like the sort of quiet and abiding love that exists between Ennin and Kukai, master and scribe. Also, there's a kind of sweeping majesty in the description of Japan...' Lisa

'Another good short story by Ben Stevens. Keep getting them can't seem to help myself. Try them yourself...' Tigger

'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining... A rare achievement...' Kenny51

'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones... Interesting to read about imperial Japan...' AC

'Thank you Ben Stevens for writing the Ennin Mysteries... I love the characters... My only complaint? I have read all the Ennin Mysteries - I want more...' Momma Dahama

'Amazing... An inspiration...' Valentine Williams

'Well-written... I've enjoyed many Ennin mysteries... Satisfying as always...' S. Pearson

'A FUN READ!' Cowboy-not Wyoming

'I love the different stories Ben Stevens comes up with... There is always a twist, and the solutions are imaginative...' Jay Gold

'I like the writer, I like the mysteries...' Amazon Customer

'Really enjoyable...' Menarue

'This excellent rendition of mystery, suspense and intrigue! I'm surprised these adventures haven't been made into movies or a TV series! They are that good!' Arnold Mount

'I was completely hooked by the Ennin series from the first story... Ben Stevens's writing style is somewhat like a Japanese room arrangement...' AcerAcer

'Mystery from historic Japan... Like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting...' Nysa

'How refreshing... Really delightful...' Leyla

'I can't get enough of "The Ennin Mysteries"! Every story I read is so entertaining, I hate for it to end. I recommend this author to anyone who likes "whodunnit" stories!' Ruth Casey May

'These stories are always so amazing... Look forward to more...' Eileen Sedgwick

'A great read...' Carter

'Ennin does it again... Well written, evocative of the era, and suitably mysterious...' KD

'Highly enjoyable... Stories are tight, punchy and uncluttered... Bravo, Mr. Stevens!' Damien Omen III

'This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker's Akitada...'

Belle of Charleston: Southern Legacy, Book 1

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon, here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country's most turbulent times.

Belle of Charleston, Book One

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been Antebellum Charleston for over 100 years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned - loyalty, honor, duty to one's country, God, and family. It was the tie that binds until their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman - Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery cousins until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

Mail Order Bride 4 Book Box Set: Sweet Clean Historical Western Mail Order Bride Mystery Romance

Critics describe these books as a very sweet invigorating set of books which are heart-warming, full of love, mystery, hope, and the true meaning of friendship.

Includes 4 series starter books (Faith Creek Brides #1, Sun River Brides #1, Silver River Brides #1, Ruby Springs Brides #1)

The Last Post: a haunting novella

It is April 1918. May Keaps is a twenty-year-old ambulance driver stationed at The Front. As if transporting hideously wounded soldiers, sleep deprivation and constant shell bombardment weren't enough, she becomes unwittingly entangled in the untimely death of a young captain, Tobias Fairfax.

Newly-arrived in Northern France he was found with a discharged pistol by his side; rumours on the battlefield were that it wasn't an accident and he had taken the coward's way out, committing suicide.

Whatever the explanation, Tobias left a dangerous legacy that puts May in the line of fire. But she is not the only one with a reason to want to uncover the truth. And in a world where life can be extinguished in the blink of an eye, May might regret her search for answers...

The Last Post is the haunting introduction to the May Keaps series.

The Last Post was previously published as Faith's RewardWhat readers are saying:"Keaps is an intriguing character. Feisty, but likeable. I'm looking forward to catching up with her again." Kerry Parsons - Chat About Books

"The writing style is great and I do love a drama set during the war period so this one is right up my street being a massive fan of historical fiction." Donna Maguire - Donnas Book Blog

"The Last Post can be read in a coffee break but the contents will stay in your heart a lot longer. Fabulous writing style and a recommended read." Alison Daughtrey - Drew - Ali - The Dragon Slayer

"This is a cracking way to get to know a little about the main character in a new series." Susan Hampson - Books From Dusk Till Dawn

"It's really hard to write a review about a story this short without giving anything away but suffice to say this packs quite the punch and really sets the tone for what promises to be a rather exciting new series." Eva Mercx - Novel Delights

"I can't wait to read more of May's adventures and I'm excited to follow her in future novels. This a great introduction and a tempting treat." Susan Corcoran - Booksaremycwtches

"The Last Post is a quick and captivating read that has left me looking forward to future books in the series." Sarah Hardy - By The letter Book Reviews

"I liked May and can see great potential for her in future books, including the upcoming Foul Trade." Nicola Smith - Short Book And Scribes

"The author has really managed to capture the feeling of war in the few short chapters, giving the reader a real sense of time and place." Jen Lucas - Jen Med's Book Reviews

"The Last Post is fast paced and filled with action. The writing is so vivid that I could picture the bombs dropping and the ground shaking." Christen Moore - Murder And Moore