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Tell Him He's Dead

From the Number One Bestselling Crime Author, a brilliant new SHORT STORY featuring murder detective Max Wolfe who is haunted by a nightmare of his own making ...

As detective Max Wolfe recovers from the injuries sustained in The Murder Bag, a figure from his past comes back into his life: his childhood sweetheart, now stalked and threatened by her violent ex-partner.

As Max attempts to protect her, he is haunted by a nightmare of his own: the reappearance of the terrorist he killed with his car at the start of The Murder Bag.

Are they visions brought on by the medication Max is taking? Or is he going mad?

Or do some people just have to be killed twice?

Praise for the DC Max Wolfe series

'Tense and human, fast and authentic' Lee Child

'A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling characters conspire to make this a must read' Jeffery Deaver

'Great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming' Sophie Hannah

'I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons' writing. This is brilliant stuff!' Peter James

Killer Christmas (A DI Geraldine Steel Thriller)

'UNMISSABLE' - LEE CHILD * 'A RARE TALENT' - DAILY MAIL * 'BRILLIANT' - JEFFERY DEAVER

A standalone short story featuring Detective Geraldine Steel

HAVE YOURSELF A DEADLY LITTLE CHRISTMAS...

It's Christmas Eve but not all is merry and bright for Detective Geraldine Steel. With her family abroad and her friends booked up, she finds herself alone in York for the holidays. But when a man collapses at the local fair, it's clear that this isn't a case of winter flu. There's a killer in the crowds. Can Geraldine find the culprit before another life is taken?

For fans of Peter James, Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza

Look out for more DI Geraldine Steel investigations in Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring , Deadly Alibi and Class Murder

Don't miss the DI Ian Peterson series: Cold Sacrifice, Race to Death and Blood Axe

The Fire In the Snow

The old industrial heartland of Manchester is about to be set alight. But while the flames meet brick, a man is seen running from a building on fire. His death sparks a hurried investigation to find the killer and it falls to Detective Shari Ansari to deliver a result.

The clues will lead her deep into the murky underworld of this dangerous part of town, where crime is rife and homeless people sleep vulnerable to the elements, both inside and out.

This is the third in the fast-paced short-story series about Ansari, her egotistical yet brilliant sergeant Steve Ryder, and the rest of the team. This time she is leading the investigation, but can she beat her superior to the finish line or will Ryder once again have the final glory?

The Final Trick: Final Trick Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Book 1

"A great book!"

"A must read ***** 5 star all the way"

Private Investigators Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are hired to track down young single mother Willow Jackson. But when a body is found on the outskirts of town, all seems lost. The body is naked, riddled with drugs and shows strange signs of water damage. But Willow Jackson's body is discovered miles inland and had never taken drugs in her life. The girl's mother is determined to discover what happened... and so a missing persons case becomes a murder hunt.

When another young woman goes missing, she must fight to get free before her time runs out. The hunt to save her is joined by a mysterious rival - a man who will not stop until he has revenge.

Who will find the killer before they strike again? DI Hogarth and the police? The PIs? Or the mysterious hunter?

Welcome to Metropolis-on-sea. A town burning through the ambition of its leaders, a place infected by a wicked lust, preying on the weakness of those it has seduced.

Welcome to The Final Trick...

Full of dramatic tension, with snappy dialogue, mystery, twists, thrilling action, humour and a hint of romance, this full-length novel should satisfy fans of all great mysteries and crime thrillers. If you love Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, and the Long Time Dying series then you will love The Final Trick.

Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley - London Calling Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series

THE FINAL TRICK - Book 1

TASTE OF DEATH - Book 2

THE DANGER ROOM- Book 3

BOOK FOUR COMING SOON!

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WAGES OF SIN: The Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Boxed Set

"Outstanding!"

A triple shot of high-octane excitement and dark mystery - three full-length action packed mystery thrillers in one page-turning boxed set!

Book 1: Luck and Judgment.

Gail Everett is determined to get justice from the corporation that destroyed her father's life - but no courtroom has ever found against them. She hires private investigators Roberts and Bradley - but real justice won't come easy.

Friends are divided. Young women are murdered on the streets. Private detectives Roberts and Bradley are snared in the dark heart of a thirty-year-old nightmare...

Book 2: Rite To Silence

A young loner drops dead on a public street. Dressed in a white gown, with black paint daubed across his eyes, the victim was killed by knife with devilish precision - and a plastic token is hidden in the fatal wound.

Roberts and Bradley are hired to honour a young man's memory and to prevent another bloodbath. And they must outwit a sinister killer and free his next victim before he strikes again...

Book 3: The Final Trick

Eva and Dan are hired to track down young single mother Willow Jackson. When a body is found on the outskirts of town, all seems lost. The body is naked, riddled with drugs and shows strange signs of water damage. But Willow Jackson's body is discovered miles inland and had never taken drugs in her life. Willow's mother is determined to discover what happened to her daughter... and a missing persons case becomes a murder hunt.

But the hunt is joined by a mysterious rival - a man who will stop at nothing until he has revenge. He too must be stopped...

Three gripping noir thrillers which can be enjoyed as standalone stories, or be as part of the thrilling series of Roberts and Bradley adventures. Discover why fans love Roberts and Bradley. Join the adventure today!

Full of dramatic tension, with snappy dialogue, mystery, twists, thrilling action, humour and a hint of romance, this full-length novel should satisfy fans of all great mysteries and crime thrillers. If you love Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, and the Long Time Dying series then you will love The Final Trick.

Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley - Join the adventure today!

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The Text: A short story

**A new short from Sunday Times bestselling author. Order her newest full length novel, Last Seen Alive, now!**

A single text changed her life. Did it end his?

Emily Latimer is furious. Her boss Andrew is being so unreasonable, as always. She fires off a text to her boyfriend, only in her haste she sends it to her whole office group.

In it she says Andrew's being difficult about letting her have time off work. That she is angry. That she hopes he dies. The next day her face burns in the office. No one believes her when she says it was a typo, she meant to say does. She hopes he does.

It's a nightmare. But it gets worse - Andrew doesn't turn up for work. And then the police come knocking. Because Andrew Burton has been murdered . . .

Praise For Last Seen Alive

'Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read' B A Paris, the bestselling author of, Behind Closed Doors

'I loved the sense of lurking dread that pervades it all . . . I was absolutely gripped and intrigued' Emma Curtis, bestselling author of, One Little Mistake

'Fast-paced and chock-full of twists, Last Seen Alive is both absorbing and gripping. After reading it you'll never dream of a house swap again' Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made

'Brilliant. Twisty, exciting yet so very real' Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth

'Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, number 1 bestselling author of Before I Let You In

'I love stories when you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! This one kept me guessing' Jane Corry, author of the Sunday Times bestseller My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters

'A fab and twisty page-turner that kept me guessing' Lucy Clarke, author of Richard and Judy pick The Sea Sisters

Rite To Silence: London Calling Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Book 1

A young loner drops dead on a public street. The circumstances of his death are bizarre, bloody and deeply disturbing.

Dressed in a white gown, with black make up daubed across his eyes, the victim was killed by knife with devilish precision - and yet more grisly secrets are uncovered... a plastic token is hidden in the fatal wound.

Why was the young man killed? What is the meaning of the gown and the strange method of murder? Private investigators Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are hired to honour a young man's memory and to prevent another bloodbath. To win they must outwit a deadly mind before the sinister killer strikes again. The PIs are caught up in a race against a police investigation led by arrogant new DI Joe Hogarth... An investigation which is heading in the wrong direction...

Reputations are at stake. Friendships are on the line. Love affairs may live or die. The murderous plot of a cold dark heart goes on unseen. The killer will strike again at any time.

Full of dramatic tension, with snappy dialogue, mystery, twists, thrilling action, humor and a hint of romance, this full-length novel should satisfy fans of all great mysteries and crime thrillers. If you love Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, Christopher Greyson and the Long Time Dying series then you will love Rite to Silence, the first instalment of the gripping new series, London Calling

Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley - London Calling Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series

RITE TO SILENCE - Book 1

LONDON CALLING - Book 2

PROMISE TO PAY- Book 3

AND BOOK 4 COMING SOON...

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The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in The Suburban Murder Series)

In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn't happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect facade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers' need to live vicariously only makes it worse.

Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx's top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men--and a lot smarter, too. Yet when is summoned to Greenvale, she finds herself getting lost in a case that even she can't comprehend. She stumbles into a land of secrets, a place where husbands hide their pasts from their wives, where friends are not what they seem, and where no one wants to know too much. As she digs deeper into layers of suburban dysfunction, she comes to learn that, behind all the fake smiles, there is a subtle violence--rivaling even her crime-ridden streets of the Bronx.

With a killer on the loose, time running out, and a new partner who never recovered from his washed-up alcoholic days, the odds are stacked against Bella. She is determined, though, to save these girls, whatever the cost. Yet as she gets close, the depth of psychosis she discovers shocks even her....

THE LOST GIRLS (BOOK #2 IN THE SUBURBAN MURDER SERIES) is now available!

Wrath (The Lieutenant Harrington Series Book 1)

Wrath - The Lieutenant Harrington Series, Book 1

Miami homicide lieutenant Nash Harrington has seen countless murders. Blood and bodies are nothing to lose sleep over.

Yet what seems to be a run-of-the-mill murder stemming from infidelity turns into a full-blown killing spree.

For this killer, taking the lives of his wife and her lover is merely the beginning. He'll take the deceit no more. His decision has been made. All the women who've wronged him in the past will die.

Harrington quickly finds the case turning personal when the killer's focus inches closer and closer to home.

Unknown to the lieutenant, one of his loved ones has a history with the killer. And that history is etched in the killer's mind.

Undertaking Irene (Jane Delaney Mysteries Book 1)

Jane Delaney does things her paying customers can't do, don't want to do, don't want to be seen doing, can't bring themselves to do, and/or don't want it to be known they'd paid someone to do. To dead people.

Life gets complicated for Jane and her Death Diva business when she's hired to liberate a gaudy mermaid brooch from the corpse during a wake--on behalf of the rightful owner, supposedly. Well, a girl's got to make a living, and this assignment pays better than scattering ashes, placing flowers on graves, or bawling her eyes out as a hired mourner. Unfortunately for Jane, someone else is just as eager to get his hands on that brooch, and he's even sneakier than she is, not to mention dangerously sexy.

Just when she thinks her biggest problem is grand theft mermaid, things take a murderous turn. But hey, when you've teamed up with a neurotic seven-pound poodle named Sexy Beast, how can you go wrong?

Fire Damage: A gripping thriller that will keep you hooked (A Jessie Flynn Crime Thriller, Book 1)

To find a killer, she must unlock a child's terror...The first in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn - a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past of her own. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid. 'The girl knows,' he whispered...Four-year-old Sami is deeply traumatized, and it's up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to unlock his terrifying memories. She needs to find out who 'the girl' is - but nothing can prepare her for the truth about what haunts him. Meanwhile, Jessie's former patient, Captain Ben Callan, is investigating the suspicious death of an officer in Afghanistan - the problem is the only suspect refuses to talk. When a dead body washes up on a Sussex beach, Jessie and Ben's cases converge. Soon it's clear that the mystery in Afghanistan began with a secret much closer to home. And a desperate killer will do anything to keep it buried...

His First His Second

Meet Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend. She's nice. Too nice to be a copper if she's honest. She is also one of the most respected criminal analysts in the country, and finds herself assigned to DI Murphy's team in a cold northern city, investigating the kidnap-murders of two young women, both of similar appearance. But Richard-the father of latest girl to be taken-believes the police are not moving quickly enough. He launches a parallel investigation, utilising skills learned a long time ago, in a dark past that is about to catch up with him. As his secret actions hinder the police, Alicia remains in contact with Richard, and even starts to fall for him, forcing her into choices that will impact the rest of her life.

(Large Print) Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

A little magic can go a long way -- to really screwing up a girl's life! Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right. Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even post-mortem, and she blames Mara's magical meddling for her death. When Mara accidentally releases a demon and awakens the spirit of the most powerful witch in history, Tillie's ready to kill her -- literally. It's the only way she can think of to save the girl from herself. The witch and the demon, however, have other plans for Mara's body!

False Impressions: Volume 1

Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under police suspicion when her husband and a female companion are found murdered. In what a Quebec detective calls a crime of passion, startling evidence surfaces to implicate Michael Elliott, a young investigative reporter who'd rather rub elbows with scumbags than live the posh lifestyle he inherited. Clutched out of her comfort zone, Megan is flung into Michael's dark world of criminal investigation. As they make a last-ditch attempt to prove their innocence, an elusive enemy closes in and threatens their lives. Who wants them out of the way and why? "Nikolai's debut is stellar." - Lakefront Muse review "A real gem...nicely composed whodunit." - CA reviews"

Last Gasp

Hard Place

Free-wheeling London detective Todd "Ratso" Holtom is on the front-line against a ruthless international gang that imports drugs into the UK and Europe. His nephew has died from drug abuse and Ratso is obsessed with bringing down the king-pin who seems immune from arrest. The trail leads to the USA and the Bahamas where he is helped by Kirsty-Ann Webber, a svelte Florida detective. Mayfair club-land and the Mediterranean feature as Operation Clam races to a climax in a series of dramatic confrontations. Inspired by the facts of true crime and set against the background of the war in Afghanistan from where the drugs are coming, Ratso enters a political minefield involving Scotland Yard and the Ministry of Defence in London and the Pentagon and State Department in Washington D.C.

Death in Room 7: Volume 1 (Pine Lake Inn Cozy Mystery)

From the Author of the Darcy Sweet Mystery Series... Adelle Powers, or Dell as she is known around the town of Lakeshore, is living her dream life. She and her best friend Rosie Ryan are owners of the wonderfully quirky Pine Lake Inn, a very popular Australian tourist destination. Running her own inn is the only thing she has ever wanted to do and it is her pride and joy. So when Dell's friend Jessica calls to say she's coming for a visit Dell is ecstatic and can't wait to show it off to her friend. Surprisingly Dell finds that Rosie is less than thrilled about the visit and can't understand why. They were all such good friends, or so she thought. It would seem that Rosie may know something about Jessica's past that Dell doesn't. Some sort of secret that Rosie is reluctant to share with her. When Jessica is found dead in her room the following day it would appear that her secret past may have finally caught up with her. Horrified by the death of her good friend in her very own inn, Dell soon gets drawn into the mystery. And things take a turn for the very weird when Jessica's ghost visits her, more than once, directing Dell to clues that have been overlooked by a very incompetent police investigation. Soon Dell finds her own life in peril as she gets further into the mystery surrounding her friends life, and death.

Spirits, Stilettos, and a Silver Bustier: Paranormal Mystery: Volume 1 (Pyper Rayne)

From New York Times bestselling author Deanna Chase, the first book in the Pyper Rayne series (a spin-off of the Jade Calhoun Series). All Pyper Rayne-medium and coffee shop owner-wanted was the perfect vintage dress. What she got was a dead shop owner and a sexy ghost who's suddenly everywhere-at her shop, in her car, and even lounging in her bedroom. But he's not just any ghost. He's a witch and able to appear in solid form...sometimes. If only he'd stop disappearing on her. And Pyper needs his help. When she becomes target numero uno and the prime suspect in the shop owner's death, it appears her ghost holds the key to solving the murder. In between stolen kisses, Pyper will need to get to the bottom of all of his secrets if she wants to stay alive and out of jail...and maybe finally get that date he keeps promising her.