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On her first assignment since her promotion to SSA status in the Serial Crimes Unit of the FBI, Jade Monroe and her new partner, Lorenzo DeLeon, are tasked to southern Louisiana, where disturbing discoveries have been made. Human bones have been found in numerous sites deep in bayou country, and the locals aren’t too excited about having outsiders poking around in their business.When Jade has a chance meeting with a local hunter, she finds his assistance exactly what she needs to break through that unwelcoming barrier. She brings him on board as their go-between.The hunter inserts himself into their investigation and gains Jade’s trust, but is he authentic, or does he have his own agenda?A bone-chilling blindside and a dangerous chase through the Louisiana swamps is just the beginning, but the question remains—is Jade the hunter, or is she the one being hunted?FBI Agent Jade Monroe Live or Die Series books are listed in chronological order below #1 Blood in the Bayou Editorial Review“Recently promoted to a new role within the FBI, Senior Special Agent Jade Monroe and her partner, SSA Lorenzo DeLeon, are sent to Louisiana to find out why fresh piles of human bones are showing up near the swamps. With plenty of suspicious locals, including a good old boy determined to help, this adventure lands Jade in her murkiest waters yet. A delicious start to a promising new series.” Angela M., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing
Computers & Technology
Do you want to know how to become an excel expert?Are you looking for a way to make graphs, charts, tables, and formulas?If ‘yes’ then you are in the right placeMS Excel is a database application that lets you gather, organize, and handle data. This may be used by individuals and businesses to record the data such as income, spending, and budgets.Many individuals fail to execute basic tasks in Microsoft Excel, regardless of the fact that spreadsheet software is installed on every professional computer.This book has a great deal of information on how to use Excel to do difficult calculations automatically. Making an Excel graph of the facts you've input in a number of ways can also teach you how to convey your work with others in the easiest and most simple way possible.In this book, you will get:Excel user’s interfaceWorksheet and workbooksFormulas and functionsMost useful functions in excelCharts in ExcelData managementAnd many more!This book is for those who have heard about Excel and how useful it is and want to learn everything about Excel basics. It covers everything you need to learn about Excel, including how to use it to get the best results.So, what are you waiting for?Scroll up and get yourself a copy of this book!
Last Request: An utterly gripping mystery thriller for fans of Angela Marsons and LJ Ross (Detective Nikki Parekh, Book 1)
‘Absolutely fantastic, had me gripped!!! Loved it!’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewerWhen human remains are discovered under Bradford’s derelict Odeon car park, DS Nikita Parekh and her team are immediately called to the scene.Distracted by keeping her young nephew out of trouble, Nikki is relieved when the investigation is transferred to the Cold Case Unit, and she can finally focus on her family. But after the identity of the victim is revealed, she’s soon drawn back into the case. The dead man is a direct link to her painful past. As the body count begins to rise, Nikki must do everything she can to stop the killer in their tracks before anyone else gets hurt – even if it means digging up secrets she had long kept hidden… For readers of Angela Marsons and LJ Ross comes a gritty new crime series featuring bold, brave and ferocious D.S. Nikki Parekh.Readers LOVE Last Request:‘I devoured this over two nights, literally not being able to put it down.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer‘Amazing… A story so twisted it makes your head spin in a good way.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer‘An excellent crime thriller… Entertaining and exciting and a particularly satisfying finale… Engrossing.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer‘What a cracking novel! Right from the first page the story is hugely entertaining and fast paced.’ 5 stars, Amazon Reviewer‘The characters in this book are amazing, especially the police team.’ 5 stars, Amazon Reviewer‘I have hardly been able to put this book down, so gripping was the storyline, characters & fast-paced writing.’ 5 stars, Amazon Reviewer‘Simply unputdownable!’ 5 stars, Amazon Reviewer‘Gripping from beginning to end, and I enjoyed each and every moment of it!’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer
A new home. A new beginning. A quiet life.Or is it?The beach house is Addison Lake’s retirement plan. Memories of childhood holidays playing in the sand with her cousins come flooding back as soon as she sets foot in Getaway Bay. After the death of her husband, turning her new beach house into a bed and breakfast and reconnecting with family is just the tonic she needs. But just days after her move to the sleepy coastal town, Addison’s new life turns on its head.A fire at her cousin Layla’s art gallery has devastating consequences. There’s a body in the rubble.The stubborn local detective needs a fast arrest, and he has Layla in his sights.With her cousin accused of murder, Addison must act. But between the beach house renovations, an ailing uncle, an over-protective daughter, and the quirky inhabitants of Getaway Bay, she has her work cut out. Can Addison and her new friends uncover the real culprit before Layla is charged with murder?The Getaway Bay cozy mysteries have everything you love – suspense to keep you guessing, twists you don’t see coming, and characters you want to have a cup of tea with – plus an added dose of Aussie flavour.Series Reading Order:Arson at the Art GalleryThe Body in the Beach HouseThe Corpse at the CarnivalDeath at the Dog ShowEvil at Echo PointThe Fatality at the FuneralThe Girl by the GraveThe Holiday Homicide
A fast-paced, absolutely gripping page-turner for those who like psychological thrillers - such as those by Mark Edwards, Rachel Abbott, K.L. Slater, William Rose - but who are now looking for something fresh and new, with a thrilling twist.[Please note: this book was originally published in two parts of a popular series called 'London 2012 What If?' This free book contains that whole series, now rebranded with a fresh new look!]The story: When James Quinn arrives at work one morning, he finds that his entire office building, all his work colleagues and the company where he worked for many years… do not exist.When the phone in his pocket rings, he answers it, and he’s instructed to take a taxi to a strange meeting in the centre of the city.Confused, scared, and feeling very alone, he agrees, and so starts a mind-bending journey into a different world that compels James to act out everything that’s expected of him by those who demand it.But where is his wife? And who has his daughters?Who are the people now living in his house and occupying his home?And who is the man pretending to be his father, now alive, but who James buried several years before?Is this real? Has James gone mad? ...Or is something even stranger happening?For James Quinn, every day becomes an adventure into a new world, a world which until now was only in his dreams. But which is now real.How can he make it stop, and find his family?Who has stolen his life? And why?PLEASE NOTE: This book is written in a fresh and exciting style which makes it easy to read, and which, for some reason now being investigated, makes the book easy to read by those who have dyslexia. If you know someone or have a family member who has dyslexia, after you have read and enjoyed the story, you may wish to recommend it to them too! It may be the first book they have ever read and you will have gifted that pleasure to them!
Not every missing person is meant to be found…When troubled nurse Alina vanishes one night, it's assumed she ran away from her violent husband. Until disgraced ex-teacher Emily Swanson moves into the couple's former home.Emily's life is in ruins and she's meant to be making a fresh start. But when she learns about the missing nurse, she sees a chance for redemption. Because finding Alina could help right the wrongs of Emily's past. All she needs to do is follow the clues.But what Emily doesn't know is that Alina had a horrifying secret. One about the care foundation she worked for. And the closer Emily gets to uncovering the truth, the closer she gets to terrible danger.Inspired by a shocking true crime, Next To Disappear is the first book in a twisty British mystery and suspense series from Malcolm Richards."Electrifying... Should surely be on TV." — The Bookseller"A suspenseful murder mystery." — Readers' Favorite***The Emily Swanson Series:1. NEXT TO DISAPPEAR2. MIND FOR MURDER3. TRAIL OF POISON4. WATCH YOU SLEEP5. KILL FOR LOVEPlease note: This book was previously published as 'Lost Lives'.
He’s your attacker. He’s a murderer.He’s your twin. When DI Dani Stephens returns to work after an attack that almost ended her life, she’s quickly plunged into a horrific new case, as dead bodies are discovered on the streets of Birmingham. But with no link between the victims, Dani has to get inside the killer’s mind - so turns to the murderer she knows best. Her own twin brother… But what makes a psychopath? Can understanding her twin help her find a murderer who leaves no trace? As the circle closes on Dani, the clock is ticking and she needs a breakthrough – before she becomes the latest victim.A heart-stopping crime thriller that fans of Peter James and Mark Billingham won’t be able to put down.
This open access book provides the first comprehensive collection of papers that provide an integrative view on cybersecurity. It discusses theories, problems and solutions on the relevant ethical issues involved. This work is sorely needed in a world where cybersecurity has become indispensable to protect trust and confidence in the digital infrastructure whilst respecting fundamental values like equality, fairness, freedom, or privacy. The book has a strong practical focus as it includes case studies outlining ethical issues in cybersecurity and presenting guidelines and other measures to tackle those issues. It is thus not only relevant for academics but also for practitioners in cybersecurity such as providers of security software, governmental CERTs or Chief Security Officers in companies.
There’s no fate worse than inheriting a dead man’s debt. Jake Tanner, a trainee detective constable with Croydon CID, is eager to impress his bosses. So when a body is found face-down in the city’s farmlands, head crushed, split in two, Jake jumps at the opportunity. The victim is soon identified as Zeke Harrison. A successful businessman and philanthropist. A man who had it all. But, as the investigation into his death develops, it becomes clear that Zeke had more secrets than success. And he had his debts - debts that got him killed.But now they've been passed on to someone else. And Jake must find out to whom before history repeats itself.A Deadly Vice is the exciting introduction into the Jake Tanner universe.Meet Jake today before everyone else does. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James, Simon McCleave, JD Kirk, Ian Rankin, LJ Ross, Joy Ellis, and Val McDermid. Download for free now to experience the new series that everybody is talking about.-------------------------------------------------------------THE JAKE TANNER SERIES: RECOMMENDED READING ORDERA DEADLY VICECID 1 - THE CONSPIRACY - OUT NOWCID 2 - THE COMMUNITY - OUT NOWCID 3 - THE CONFESSION - OUT NOWCID 4 - THE CADRE - OUT 2021CID 5 - THE COMPANY - OUT 2021CID 6 - THE CABAL - OUT 2021STANDSTILL - OUT NOWFLOOR 68 - OUT NOW
James Thomas, a 29-year-old businessman goes missing in the early hours of a Sunday from Jackson Villa, a vast multi-block apartment complex. Fearing a kidnapping, a missing case is quickly registered by his colleagues. James' disappearance happens in the backdrop of a crucial business meeting, which he was just hours away from hosting, as well as a music concert that was organized the previous night in Jackson Villa, running well-past midnight.Nikhil Krishnan from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) springs into action to quickly collect evidence and track down James before it is too late. An intense search operation conducted by the police and the CID appears to lead them to dead ends, irrespective of the angles that they probed. In between, the investigators receive a bewildering message from an unknown phone number, causing confusion and urgency, and triggering a frantic search.Eventually, James is found - putting an end to the intense search operation - but opening up a much bigger and inexplicable mystery that leaves the investigators absolutely dumbstruck. Join Nikhil and team in their efforts to systematically unravel the mystery, step by step, in the backdrop of continuous suspense, twists and turns.
Christmas Eve. A dead teenager, another missing. One hell of a case.Settling down for a nice Christmas Eve with her daughter and her best friend, a phone call pulls DS Vicky Dodds into work and to a deadly new case.A teenage girl, her body cooling in a cold, dark supermarket car park. Found next to her friend’s car, but she’s missing too — has the killer taken her? Or is she the killer?As the clock ticks down, Vicky digs deep as she investigates Dundee’s grim underbelly, and shows real blood and guts as she cuts through the lies of teenagers and a colleague’s furious rage in her pursuit of the truth.BLOOD & GUTS is an explosive crime thriller novel from bestselling author, Ed James, one of Scottish crime fiction’s grittiest writers. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, James Oswald and Stuart MacBride.
The legend of the Paka Watu…Ever since she was a young girl, Abby Lane couldn’t resist the allure of a cat shifter tribe forced to repress their beasts. On a trip to Africa, she discovers a coveted piece of information—the name the pride leader assumed when he left his home—and she traces his lineage to his descendent.The sleeping lion…Utah Pearce can’t keep his gaze off the woman who slips into the bar every night. Though not his usual type, she brings out the possessive instinct in him, making him battle with himself as he tries to stay away.Mine…Abby’s research never prepared her for the reality in front of her. The beast is waking, and Utah is changing in ways both exciting and terrifying. He’s possessive and dominant, and when he finally claims her, neither of them will ever be the same.
A murderer is at large on the streets of Lincolnshire. But why?When the body of a well-known local thug is discovered carrying a personal message for Detective Sergeant Catherine Bishop neither she, nor her team, can figure out why.Soon, a second victim is found and it is clear that Catherine and her enigmatic new boss, DI Jonathan Knight, are in a race against the clock to stop a merciless killer. Whoever it is, they are determined to put Catherine herself under scrutiny. Will the murderer be caught before they take more lives? And meanwhile will they reveal a sinister secret that threatens those at the heart of the investigation?An atmospheric and heart-stopping crime thriller, perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, David Hodges and J. M. Dalgliesh.
Change is hard in a small Southern town, especially when it brings a side of murder.All Harvey Beckett wants to do is help the residents of St. Marin's find the perfect book for that moment, snuggle with her hound dog Mayhem, and be ignored by her cat Aslan. But when the small, waterside town's newest resident discovers the body of the community's persnickety reporter in her bookshop storeroom just before her grand opening, Harvey can't help trying to solve the crime, even when it might cost her business and her life. The more questions Harvey asks, the more secrets she uncovers. Will Harvey and her friends be able to solve the murder of the town reporter without her becoming a victim herself?This book addresses racism in both the plot and the writing style.
Journalist Alex Vane is always hunting for the truth. But now the truth may cost him his life... After exposing a low-level congressman for accepting bribes, Alex attends a conference and runs into an old friend--and flame--Media Studies Professor Camila Gray. But just as they begin to reconnect, Alex's business partner disappears, leaving Alex only one clue: the name of a hacker who was recently murdered. A source hints at a vaster conspiracy, one that may reach all the way up to the fast-approaching presidential election.Alex and Camila travel to Alex's hometown to find answers, where they race to untangle the connections between the dead hacker and the disappearance of Alex's partner. But all the while, a mysterious source is pulling the strings of their investigation, of the election, and possibly of their lives.Grab your copy today!Series List (can be read as standalones or chronologically): The Cutline (A prequel novella)The Anonymous Source (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 1)The Inverted Pyramid (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 2)The Mockingbird Drive (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 3)The Shadow File (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 4)The Last Journalist (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 5)
Would you choose your marriage or your mother?Shaun has spent years stuck in the middle of his wife and his mother. Usually he can keep them apart, but when circumstances conspire to put them indefinitely under the same roof, he's discovers the depth of ill feeling between them.This is a situation that can only have one outcome. One of them has to go...
Literature & Fiction
-3 fun summer mysteries perfect for fans of Nancy Drew!Over 430 combined reviews and a 4.5 average rating. The Mystery of Hollow Inn - 151 pages 5-star Reader's Favorite *Winner, Gertrude Warner Book Award! It's the series being compared to Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon!-An old mansion and legend of hidden gold...Twelve-year-old best friends Samantha and Ally are thrilled to spend summer vacation at Hollow Inn, deep in the mountains of Montana. With trails, a lake, and even an old mine, adventure waits around every corner.But things are going poorly for the innkeepers, Sam's Aunt and Uncle. Ghostly sightings spook the guests and fuel old stories of hauntings and revenge. The girls are determined to solve the mystery and save the business, except it turns out they aren't the only ones on a quest.After finding a clue that makes them believe rumors of a lost treasure, they embark on a journey that will challenge both their wits and friendship.Will they solve a decades-old mystery, or become another whisper in the legend of Hollow Inn?Find out in this first, delightful story in the Samantha Wolf Mystery series today, and see why it's being compared to Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon!The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines- 216 pages 5-star Reader's Favorite What could be better than hiking, swimming, and horseback riding? Having a mystery to solve, of course! When Sam and Ally go off to summer camp together, they discover the secrets of Camp Whispering Pines. Set in the beautiful, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the clues are slowly revealed and it's up to the two girls to figure it out. New friendships are formed, while at the same time enemies lurk nearby. The closer they get to uncovering the truth behind the camp, the further they are pushed into danger and deceit. Can Sam and Alley put all of the pieces together before it's too late? Follow them on another thrilling tale filled with excitement and adventure, along misty, high mountain trails and deep ravines, where the answers wait to be found! The Beach House Mystery - 225 pages 4-star Reader's Favorite What should be a quiet week at the beach turns into the most challenging mystery that Sam and Ally have uncovered yet. What's the truth behind the odd family renting the cabin next-door? Is the tale of a sea creature and haunted lighthouse just a myth? How does a missing girl, and suspicious boat tie into all of it? The girls can't solve this puzzle on their own, so they turn to their brothers for help. Travel with them to the scenic Washington Coast and into the Olympic Rainforest, where the four have to work together to untangle the clues and fit the mysterious pieces together. Read the whole Samantha Wolf Mysteries series! Book 4 The Heiress of Covington Ranch Book 5 The Haunting of Eagle Creek Middle School Book 6 A Mysterious Christmas on Orcas Island Book 7 The Case of the Curious Canine Book 8 The Legend of Shadow MountainBook 9 The Mystery of Old Gully TrailBook 10 Return to Hollow InnBook 11 The Secret of Sanctuary
One Reporter.Three Dead.Five Knives.FIVE KNIVES welds the intensity of Jack Bauer’s “24” to the scorching heat of THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST.“The author is a great talent.” — Aaron C. Brown, Amazon Top 1000 ReviewerWhen a man plummets to his death from an apartment tower, Will Finch’s shock soon becomes a nightmare. As he studies the open windows above the corpse, Finch notices a lamp blinking erratically behind a drawn curtain on the eleventh floor. When he investigates the distress signal, Finch discovers a woman handcuffed to a bedpost. Over the following week, he uncovers a conspiracy that ties the murder to a series of bombshells. The victim’s bankruptcy. A global stock fraud. A murder spree that began in Baghdad and is now haunting the citizens of San Francisco. Is this the work of a serial killer, a copycat — or both?But before he can file his report for The San Francisco Post, Finch’s leads evaporate. Within days, three victims are dead. Does a pattern of five knife wounds provide a clue? Can he unravel the mystery before he — and his fiancée — are caught up in the web of murder?Five Knives is the prequel thriller in the Will Finch crime series — a novel that opens on the first day of Will Finch’s journalism career. Everything that Finch learns about crime reporting begins with Five Knives.*** Dear Reader, If you're like me, then you love reading novels by Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, Nora Roberts, Jeffery Deaver, John Sandford, Philip Kerr, Martin Cruz Smith, Patricia Highsmith, Stieg Larsson, Elmore Leonard and Jo Nesbo. Among many others. And if you like those writers, then I invite you to have a look at my crime series. You can buy them all on Amazon, or pick up a free / discounted novel at my website, dfbailey.com. Writing crime fiction isn't always easy, but it's always a thrill. When you read my novels I hope you'll share the buzz, the excitement and the adrenaline rush with me. Like all writers, I love readers who enjoy my books, especially those who are kind enough to leave a review. Hopefully, you will, too. Happy reading, D. F. (Don) Bailey
A woman goes missing – and for the detective, this time it's personal.Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life. But then his wife Liz disappears. There is no good explanation and Martin goes on the run.To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who finds himself drawn into the investigation.Is this a missing-person case or something more sinister? How dark can the truth be?Utterly gripping and full of twists, this is a compulsive thriller from master Nick Louth for fans of Robert Bryndza, Patricia Gibney and Carole Wyer.Praise for Nick Louth'This splendid, chilling crime tale gripped me from the first page' Fresh Fiction‘A fast-paced and explosive thriller about a subject that really matters’ Reader review‘This was up there with the best thrillers I have ever read' Reader review
When a teenage girl is murdered on a vacation island, the police quickly run out of leads. And a very unusual character steps in to help.At just eleven-years-old Billy Wheatley is a little young to play detective, but then he’s something of a child prodigy. Or at least, he thinks he is. And with no concern for the trouble he might cause – or the danger he might get into – he embarks upon the most unusual investigation you’ve ever seen.He quickly makes a series of connections the police missed – but then Billy has one big advantage. He knows every inch of the desolate beaches and rolling dunes of his island home. And with an interest in Marine Biology bordering on obsession, he’s able to bring real scientific technique to bear in breaking the case.But he has one huge disadvantage too – he's just a kid. So when the trail of clues leads perilously close to home, the fun is quickly sucked out of his games. Because this killer isn’t just someone he knows – it’s the only person he thought he could trust.And while Billy might just be smart enough to solve this case, is he strong enough to catch a murderer, all on his own?Or will a vengeful, ruthless, and desperate killer catch him first?The Things you Find in Rockpools is a psychological mystery and suspense thriller with over 100,000 copies sold and thousands of international five-star reviews. It's been translated into several languages, is being considered for a TV or movie adaptation, and is now the beginning of a four-book series. It's perfect for fans of Harlan Coben, Rachel Caine, David Baldacci, Gillian Flynn and James Patterson (or just anyone who loves twisting and utterly engrossing crime thrillers.) Here’s just a taste of what readers are saying:“Hugely enjoyable. This is a cut above your usual thriller, and will keep you guessing until the end.” (Amazon reviewer *****)“Billy has just become my favorite ever character!” (Amazon reviewer *****)“I would give it 6 stars if I could.” (Amazon reviewer *****)"Hands down my best read of the year!" (Amazon reviewer *****)“A fantastic twisting mystery thriller, set on an evocative and lonely island, and featuring the most likable character I’ve read in years.” (Amazon reviewer *****)“I totally and utterly fell in love with Billy Wheatley.” (Amazon reviewer *****)"Did not disappoint. A fab read!" (Amazon reviewer *****)"Loved it from start to finish." (Amazon reviewer *****)"An unusual story line and lead character. I loved it!" (Amazon reviewer *****)Start reading today, and find out if Billy can unpick the lies – before it’s too late...