Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Books

The Snowdonia Killings: A Snowdonia Murder Mystery Book 1 (A DI Ruth Hunter Crime Thriller)

Starting a new life in Snowdonia was always DI Ruth Hunter's dream. Until a twisted killer turned it into her worst nightmare. Detective Inspector Ruth Hunter lives with the pain of her partner’s mysterious and unsolved disappearance. About to hit fifty, the veteran police officer trades in the crime-ridden streets of London for a more peaceful life in rural North Wales. But Ruth has barely settled into her new position in North Wales Police, when the body of a brutally murdered woman is discovered…with strange symbols carved into her skin. Teaming up with an obstinate deputy, Ruth struggles to eliminate anyone from a long line of suspects. When another slain victim is discovered with the same cryptic markings, she’s forced to re-think the investigation.Has Ruth got what it takes to solve the case before the murderer attacks again?The Snowdonia Killings is the first book in the DI Ruth Hunter Crime Thriller series and set against the majestic backdrop of Snowdonia, a timeless land of Arthurian legend, folklore and myth. If you like dark police procedurals, psychologically complex characters, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Simon McCleave’s pulse-pounding debut novel.

Shut Eye: A gripping crime thriller you wona??t be able to put down (A Billy Rucker Crime Thriller Book 1)

After a brutal murder… Fear is the name of the gameA married airline pilot lies dead in his London flat – his torso scarred by a shattered champagne bottle left protruding from his abdomen. But who was the man filmed with Teddy as he left Heathrow? What secrets is he hiding? Ex-copper turned private investigator Billy Rucker joins the case on the exhortation of Teddy’s brother, a well-known MP. For Rucker it’s the start of a lonely trail through the city, clutching a grainy black and white photograph and a gnawing suspicion at the pit of his stomach. Until a chilling phone call in the night changes everything… Packed with chilling suspense, Adam Baron is perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride, Robert Bryndza or Peter James.Praise for Adam Baron‘Rucker is an intelligent, reflective hero, a man well worth keeping an eye on’ Donna Leon‘Classy and able thriller, with crunchy London backgrounds… an agile and ingenious plot… (the) forecast for the series is excellent’ Literary Review ‘It is Rucker’s disillusioned monologue that makes Shut Eye stand out… an accomplished first novel’ The Times ‘This thriller stays in the mind even when you’re not reading it’ Front magazine‘Great atmosphere… a surefire hit’ Aberdeen Evening Express ‘Good gritty stuff’ Crime Time‘A treat’ Evening Standard

The Eleventh Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries Book 1)

The first book in the Poppy McGuire Mystery Series! Poppy McGuire has always been a curious soul, but it's her life that's usually the topic of conversation in the small town of Sunset Ridge. Somehow being a single woman with a coffee addiction and no boyfriend prospects is intensely interesting to her nosy neighbors. But now one of the town's most important citizens has been found murdered, and everyone's life is suspect. What begins as a friendly wager with her old friend Officer Derek Hampton soon becomes far more for Poppy, and she turns to Alex Montero for help, but the enigmatic former Baltimore cop's quiet way hides as many secrets as each suspect they encounter. Everyone in Sunset Ridge has something to hide, but Poppy and Alex are determined to uncover the identity of the murderer. They just have to watch that they don't become the next victims. The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Series:The Eleventh Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #1)After Hours (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #2)Top of the Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #3)The Darkest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #4)Happy Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #5)The Witching Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #6) The Finest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #7)The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Box Set #1The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Box Set #2

Past Never Dies (A Diana Weick Thriller Book 1)

When ex-navy SEAL Diana Weick loses her daughter in the woods on a hike, she can’t focus on anything else. She becomes obsessed with finding Kennedy before it’s too late. Diana is the only woman to ever make it through SEAL training, and she made her fair share of enemies throughout her time serving. But she left it all behind to raise her two kids. Until it comes to light that it’s her enemies of the past behind her daughter’s disappearance.Russian terrorist, Taras Kushkin, plots his revenge against Diana for killing his father more than a decade ago, using every resource available to him to get Kennedy to his manor on the coast of the Black Sea.Diana seems to always be one step behind Kushkin as she races across the country to save her daughter. Her previous commissioned officer and former one-night-stand, Dominic Ratanake, convinces her to re-enlist into the SEALs so she can access the resources to get her daughter back. But no matter how many resources and how many international borders Diana Weick crosses, she is still plagued down by the memories of her military past and reputation, and she’ll have to figure out a way to work through them and become obsessive again if she wants to save her daughter from the hands of Taras Kushkin.

The Recipient (Emerald City Thriller Book 1)

Sergeant Wade McKinnon knows who killed Samantha the moment he arrives at her crime scene. Problem is, he watched her killer die a year ago. A year after serial killer Michael Rhodes is executed and allowed to donate part of his brain as an organ transplant, Wade gets called to a murder scene that shares uncanny similarities to those of the late Michael Rhodes. Other similar killings happen around Seattle, and Wade seems to be the only person still alive who knows enough about Michael Rhodes’s murders to be able to replicate them. When evidence found at one of the crime scenes points to Wade as the killer, he races to find the real culprit before it’s too late to clear his own name. Elle is overjoyed when her husband, Brian, receives a lifesaving organ transplant. Their lives seem to return to normal, but Elle notices a disturbing change in Brian's behavior. When Elle learns that her husband's organ donor was Michael Rhodes, she fears that Brian now has the mind of a serial killer. The Recipient is a chilling crime thriller mixed with domestic suspense that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Praise for The Recipient: "A chilling debut suspense thriller that blends a clinical murder know-how with riveting characters against a brooding Seattle backdrop. Audrey J. Cole squirrels deep into a serial killer's mind and the at-times fractured minds of those who seek justice for the killer's crimes. A perfect read for fans of Rachel Abbott or The Couple Next Door." Lizzie Harwood, Amazon bestselling author "It's been a while since I read through a racy and pacy thriller, served piping hot in Robin Cook style... The blurb got me hooked, and I couldn't put this book down until I finished it." SiMPLiREAD Book Review "Once The Recipient got its claws in me it didn’t want to let go. The Recipient is filled with so many twist and turns that it will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more and just waiting to see want is around the next corner. I can’t wait to read more in the Emerald City Thrillers series." The Avid Reader Book Review

The Pinocchio Brief: A Burton & Lamb Case (Burton and Lamb Thrillers)

A schoolboy accused of a brutal murder. A retired lawyer with secrets to hide…“A taut thriller" - The Times; "First-rate" - Daily Mail; "The unexpected twist is a jaw-dropper" - Saga MagazineA 15-year-old schoolboy is accused of the murder of one of his teachers. His lawyers, the guarded veteran, Judith, and the energetic young solicitor, Constance, begin a desperate pursuit of the truth, revealing uncomfortable secrets about the teacher and the school. But Judith has her own secrets which she risks exposing when it is announced that a new lie-detecting device, nicknamed Pinocchio, will be used during the trial. And is the accused, a troubled boy who loves challenges, trying to help them or not?The Pinocchio Brief is a gripping, very human thriller which confronts our assumptions about truth and reliance on technology.

The Tattoo Thief (Sullivan and Mullins Book 1)

'Creepy and compulsive, this is Belsham's first excursion into crime and it announces the arrival of a fine new voice' Daily MailA policeman on his first murder caseA tattoo artist with a deadly secretAnd a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again...When Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers a flayed body, newly-promoted DI Francis Sullivan needs her help. There's a serial killer at large, slicing tattoos from his victims' bodies while they're still alive. Marni knows the tattooing world like the back of her hand, but has her own reasons to distrust the police. So when she identifies the killer's next target, will she tell Sullivan or go after the Tattoo Thief alone?'Better than Lee Child . . . Well written and gripping, would definitely recommend!' Amazon review 5*'Edgy and ice cool - Marni Mullins is my kind of heroine!' Marnie Riches

Bliss Uncovered (DI Bliss)

The bestselling author of the stunning DI Bliss crime series is back – this time with a thrilling prequel novella.A double life – a single truth.Fresh out of uniform, DC Jimmy Bliss finds himself at the centre of an undercover sting. Enlisted by a crew of villains to crack a safe, he fears his cover is blown when he’s seen in the wrong place at the wrong time.But on the night of the job, things run smoothly enough until the gang leader changes the location of the heist. As the job spirals out of control, Bliss has to trust his instincts and buy some time. There’s just one problem: he has no idea if his team know what has become of him.As the situation escalates, Bliss finds himself at the mercy of a violent criminal who will do anything not to be caught.Early reviews from ARC readers:“Five stars ..For Bliss who was and for the man who he became ...Another Brilliant read.”“Well written and a great intro to a character that has become a firm favourite.”“I found the book very easy to read and laughed out loud in a couple of places,the undercover story is easily believable and the twist at the end was one I didn't see coming.”“However this is not just a book about meeting the young Bliss it is a fantastic crime thriller too and I didn’t see the end coming!”“As with all Tony Forders books, the description is so good you feel like you are in the pages, living with the characters.”“Another fabulous bliss book with a killer twist. Definitely a must read.”“Bliss is a great read, because Tony Forder is a great storyteller.”“As always an excellent story which, once again I could not put down.”“Wow! What can I say, I absolutely loved this prequel.”“A great novella and prequel to the Bliss series.”“As a big Bliss fan it’s a five from me as this answered questions I had about Jimmy.”“A truly brilliant read, loved it doesn’t cover it.”Reviews for other works in the DI Bliss series:“The author is hugely talented and ranks, in my opinion, with the likes of Peter James and Val McDermid.” Maggie James – bestselling author“Just a word of warning - prepare to be in tears, on the edge of your seat and gobsmacked in equal measure. A triumph!” Liz Mistry – bestselling author"Brilliantly written and a fascinating read that, in my opinion, could happily stand shoulder to shoulder with works from the likes of Rankin and Connelly." Steve Robb – BookieWookie blogsite

The Nuclear Option (Tracie Tanner Thrillers Book 8)

A SOVIET TACTICAL NUKE HAS DISAPPEAREDAND AN AMERICAN CITY MAY BE TARGETED...Still grieving the loss of her father, Tracie Tanner is back at work, tasked with infiltrating the home of a Russian general and acquiring intel regarding a rumored breakthrough in Soviet radar technology.But what she finds is far more horrifying than a technological advance: a tactical nuclear device has been stolen out of a supposedly secure Soviet military base.Together, Tracie and CIA Director Aaron Stallings determine that a shadowy group of Russian radicals - anxious for a return to the brutality of a byegone era in the Soviet Union - has acquired the bomb, intending to smuggle it into the United States and spark war by detonating it inside a major American city.Now, racing against a ticking time bomb - literally - Tracie must get a line on the Russian radicals, desperate to learn where in the United States the bomb has been placed.But what she finds shocks her to the core, because the group has a different plan for their prize. And Tracie Tanner may be the only one standing between the radicals and thousands of dead innocents...This series will be a particular favorite with fans of TV spy shows from Alias and Nikita to the classic 60s show, The Avengers, and the very contemporary Quantico, Homeland, and the Bourne series. If you can remember Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, or thrilled to Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, you'll love Tracie. If you're a fan of Mitch Rapp, brought to life by the late Vince Flynn, or of the Brad Thor patriot Scot Harvath, she'll be your new hero. We're pretty sure Ian Fleming and Robert Ludlum would have been fans, too.**********Praise for the Tracie Tanner thriller series:"Allan Leverone's PARALLAX VIEW is a sure-footed, masterful thriller with a breakneck pace that never lets up. Faced with the deepest act of betrayal in U.S. history, CIA agent Tracie Tanner must call on every tool she has---and her every last reserve to see the mission through.On the run from the agency she loves and serves,Tracie teams up with an unlikely companion, air traffic controller Shane Rowley. Now the two of them are on the run. There's still a chance to avert a disaster of terrific proportions, but the clock is running out.Tracie Tanner is one for the ages. I loved this book!" -- J. Carson Black, New York Times bestselling author of THE SHOP and ICON"A sexy, sophisticated Cold War thriller with all the intensity of THE LONELY MILE" -- C.J. West, author of THE END OF MARKING TIME"Bringing back the days of the Cold War like a Best of Tom Clancy flashback, Parallax View is a rocking read from start to finish!" -- Ian Graham, author of PATRIOTS AND TYRANTS"PARALLAX VIEW...is a powerhouse full-throttle spy thriller...that leads readers down the shadowy back allies of international intrigue...It is a taut and thoughtful journey back to the dying days of the Cold War...it will keep you up, and on the edge of your chair, long into the night." -- Nashua Sunday Telegraph**********Praise for Allan Leverone:"Allan Leverone delivers a taut crime drama full of twists and conspiracy..." -- Scott Nicholson, Amazon bestselling author of LIQUID FEAR and THE RED CHURCH"Allan Leverone raises the stakes with every turn of the page..." -- Sophie Littlefield, Anthony Award-winning author of A BAD DAY FOR SORRY"The successor to Michael Crichton has landed. And his name is Allan Leverone." -- Vincent Zandri, New York Times bestselling author of EVERYTHING BURNS and THE REMAINS"A scorching supernatural thriller - Allan Leverone...is a writer on the rise..." -- Mark Edward Hall, author of APOCALYPSE ISLAND and SERVANTS OF DARKNESS"Suspenseful and well-written..." -- Debbi Mack, New York Times bestselling author of IDENTITY CRISIS and LEAST WANTED"A tense, tightly-plotted thriller that will keep you turning pages into the night." -- Christopher Allan Poe, author of THE PORTAL

The Lazarus Tree (Augustus Maltravers Mystery Book 6)

The picture-postcard English village of Medmelton is a pretty place for a murder. The air remains thick with enchantment of centuries past as superstition is nurtured and embraced by many of the residents. Here, the women have strange eyes — one brown and one green — since magic is not a myth in these parts.When the famous London poet Patrick Gabriel is murdered beneath the legendary Lazarus Tree, Medmelton is forced into the spotlight. The intrusion of the press is not welcomed by the village. They are fiercely protective of their own, refusing to assist the police they resent such interference and wish to safeguard the mystery of the Medmelton murder from outsiders.Eventually the curiosity seekers drift away, but the mystery still lingers. And Gus Maltravers, at the request of a friend alarmed by the strange behaviour of his stepdaughter, agrees to investigate.But when Gus begins making Medmelton’s very private affair his business, he finds as many unanswered questions as questionable answers. Farcical rumours begin to fly around the village about his status and in order to enable enquiries he initially does nothing to stop the gossip. It appears that the observations of an outsider uncover things that even the police have missed.Strange happenings soon come to light. Hideous, unearthly and cruel things have been occurring in Medmelton and painful confessions are forced. … someone in the village is a killer desperate to hide the secrets of past and present at all costs. Concealing a murder is the least of their worries…‘The Lazarus Tree’ is the sixth in the series of Augustus Maltravers detective stories and follows on from the ‘Murder in Waiting'. “Richardson returns in top form …” Kirkus Reviews“The mystery is the most difficult to write well, and Mr. Richardson does it very well indeed.” P. D. James"Richardson paints a robust rogues' gallery and summons up an icy teraiinal frisson" - Sunday Times “… an engaging piece.” Booklist“… suspenseful entertainment.” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery MagazineRobert Richardson became a journalist in 1960. In 1985, his first crime novel, ‘The Latimer Mercy’, the first in the series of Augustus Maltravers detective stories, won the CWA John Creasey Memorial Award for the best crime novel. Robert Richardson is also the author of ‘The Book of the Dead’ and ‘Skeleton Key’.

The Last Amen: A Contemporary Female Detective Crime Thriller (Detective Kate Murphy Mystery)

Is there a serial killer in the Catholic Church?When a young woman is found dead on her bed, dressed in an old-fashioned nightgown with her hands clasped in a prayer position, Detective Kate Murphy is called to investigate her murder.Before Kate and her colleagues can find the killer, another woman is found dead in the same position. Other than being Catholic, having blonde hair, and living in Boston, the women have very little in common. But one thing is clear: the serial killer has some twisted religious beliefs.What is his motive? Who is he? And, most importantly, can Kate stop the murderer before he strikes again?If you like adrenaline-pumping suspense and nail-biting drama, then you’ll enjoy this page-turning mystery.Buy your copy today!You can read more about Kate before she became a detective. Get The Last Hope (prequel novel) and The Last Lies (novella that precedes The Last Hope) while they are discounted.

The Wave

Lucy Jones and Kelly O’Brien each have their problems. When they meet in Phuket in December 2004 and share their troubles, the future begins to look more promising. But a tsunami sweeps through the resort causing tragedy and chaos. After recovering from her injuries, Lucy, whose husband died in the tsunami, travels to Llandudno in Wales to visit her in-laws. Thirteen years later, still in Llandudno and having established a successful business there, an unexpected visitor turns up on Lucy’s doorstep who turns her whole world upside down. She then has to consider how far she will go to protect all she holds dear. The Wave is a psychological thriller set in: Phuket, Thailand; Melbourne, Australia and Llandudno, Wales.

The Later Cases: Three Gripping Private Detective Mysteries From The Roberts and Bradley Crime Series

A TRIPLE-DECKER BOXED SET CONTAINING THREE GRIPPING CRIME NOVELS PACKED WITH PAGE-TURNING INTRIGUE, DRAMA AND THRILLS. IF YOU HAVEN’T MET DETECTIVES ROBERTS AND BRADLEY UNTIL NOW THEN GET READY FOR THE RIDE…BOOK 1: HARDER THEY FALLA BLOODY VENDETTA HAS BEGUN.Detective Dan Bradley becomes the victim of a devastating attack. Bradley and his partner Eva Roberts are left to pick up the pieces. They soon learn of other victims.The private detectives must track down a villain unlike any they have ever known. Relentless and bitterly cruel, he strikes people from Dan Bradley’s past. Each victim is connected to the boxing club where Bradley boxed in his youth, but the targets have little else in common.BOOK 2: BETWEEN TWO THIEVESA HERO IS MISSING. A BODY IS FOUND ON THE BEACH. AND A FORMER FRIEND BEGS DETECTIVE EVA ROBERTS TO SAVE HER LIFE…PI Eva Roberts is hired by former school friend Lauren Jaeger. Lauren’s cruel partner refuses to let her leave him but he will certainly kill her if she stays.When a second body is found on the beach Lauren’s domestic case soon feels like a distraction... And what starts as a day of rest turns into the beginning of a nightmare.BOOK 3: INTO THE SHADOWSA ONCE FAMOUS ARTIST LIVES IN CONSTANT FEAR OF ATTACK, RECEIVING CODED THREATS AGAINST HIS LIFE. PRIVATE DETECTIVES EVA ROBERTS AND DAN BRADLEY ARE HIRED TO CRACK THE CODE AND IDENTIFY THE CULPRIT BEFORE THE ARTIST IS KILLED.But the private detectives face other problems. Eva and Dan’s romance is over. Dan is sleeping wherever he can find a bed, and the timing could not be worse – as his solo drugs case is about to reach boiling point.Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Helen Durrant, Janice Frost, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping thrillers with flawed characters, a touch of humour and a hint of romance, you'll love The Later Cases.If you enjoy page-turning crime mystery novels, noir crime thrillers, heist crime thrillers, British crime thrillers and detective series with strong female characters - then Roberts and Bradley are for you.OTHER SERIES BY SOLOMON CARTER:LONG TIME DYINGLUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKTHE LAST LINETHE DARKEST LIESTHE SECRET FEARTHE POISON PATH

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1)

“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.Book #2 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

In the Dead of Night (Vol. 1-3): Mystery Novel

Lionel Dering and Percy Osmond were in for a long night of drinking and playing billiard at the old Park Newton estate with their mutual friend Kester St. George keeping the score and entertaining them. In the heat of the moment Lionel and Percy went into a fight which was stopped by Kester. All three went to bed and when Lionel woke up in the middle of the night he found out that Percy was murdered in his room.

Left To Die (An Adele Sharp Mysterya??Book One)

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists and the end brings a surprising revelation. I strongly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that enjoys a very well written thriller.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Almost Gone) LEFT TO DIE is book #1 in a new FBI thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. FBI special agent Adele Sharp is a German-and-French raised American with triple citizenship—and an invaluable asset in bringing criminals to justice as they cross American and European borders.When a serial killer case spanning three U.S. states goes cold, Adele returns to San Francisco and to the man she hopes to marry. But after a shocking twist, a new lead surfaces and Adele is dispatched to Paris, to lead an international manhunt.Adele returns to the Europe of her childhood, where familiar Parisian streets, old friends from the DGSI and her estranged father reignite her dormant obsession with solving her own mother’s murder. All the while she must hunt down the diabolical killer, must enter the dark canals of his psychotic mind to know where he will strike next—and save the next victim before it’s too late.An action-packed mystery series of international intrigue and riveting suspense, LEFT TO DIE will have you turning pages late into the night.Books #2-#10 in the series are now also available!

Dead Wrong (A Samantha Church Mystery Book 3)

Nothing is colder than death. Or is it…In Dead Wrong, the third book in the continuing mystery series featuring reporter Samantha Church, Samantha is back and turns her attention to helping Abby Love, a young funeral home employee who has come to her with claims that the mortuary is involved in illegally harvesting body parts.Abby claims that funeral home employees and others with access to the recently deceased are profiting from the dead by secretly dismembering corpses, taking tissues, organs and non-organ body parts from knees, spines, bones to skin without the knowledge or consent of family members to sell on the black market.Setting her initial skepticism aside, Sam and Abby begin an investigation, which soon reveals that trafficking body parts illegally harvested from the dead is, in fact, a thriving and lucrative, underground business driven by a growing demand for human bones and tissue—and is happening at the mortuary where Abby works.Their undercover investigation exposes a corrupt mortuary, but who is involved in the clandestine operation remains shrouded in ambiguity. Determined to uncover the truth and hunt down those responsible, Sam and Abby continue their pursuit—despite that it leads the pair down a winding and sinister path of malevolence and malice, which ends up having dire consequences for everyone involved.

The Dentist (The DS Cross mysteries Book 1)

A homeless man. Violently strangled. No leads. Except his past.#5 Amazon bestseller Contemporary British Fiction #26 bestseller crime fiction #26 bestseller mystery action fiction (6/26/20)An outsider himself, DS George Cross is drawn to this case. The discovery of the dead man's connection to an old cold case then pulls Cross in further. Convinced this is where the answer to the murder lies, he sets about solving another that someone has spent the past fifteen years thinking they’ve got away with. Cross’ relentless obsession with logic, detail and patterns is what makes him so irritatingly brilliant. It doesn’t exactly make him popular with colleagues or his superiors, though. He has numerous enemies in the force wanting to see him fail.Red flags are soon raised as suspicious inconsistencies and errors in the original detective’s investigation come to light. Now retired, this ex-cop has powerful friends in the force and a long-standing dislike of Cross. Set in picturesque Bristol in the Southwest of England, it’s not long before the city reveals its dark underbelly, in a case of intriguing twists and turns whose result astonishes even those involved.Difficult and awkward, maybe. But Cross has the best conviction rate in Avon & Somerset Police. By far. Will this case put an end to that?

Aged for Murder (A Tuscan Vineyard Cozy Mysterya??Book 1)

"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)AGED FOR MURDER (A TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor (Book #1), a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews—and a free download!When Olivia Glass, 34, concocts an ad for a cheap wine that propels her advertising company to the top, she is ashamed by her own work—yet offered the promotion she’s dreamed of. Olivia, at a crossroads, realizes this is not the life she signed up for. Worse, when Olivia discovers her long-time boyfriend, about to propose, has been cheating on her, she realizes it’s time for a major life change.Olivia has always dreamed of moving to Tuscany, living a simple life, and starting her own vineyard. When her long-time friend messages her about a Tuscan cottage available, Olivia can’t help wonder: is it fate?Hilarious, packed with travel, food, wine, twists and turns, romance and her newfound animal friend—and centering around a baffling small-town murder that Olivia must solve—AGED FOR DEATH is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you laughing late into the night.Books #2-#7 are available!

A Study in Stone: A British Mystery (The Devonshire Mysteries Book 1)

Dan Corrigan wants to disappear.Burnt out by the pressures of corporate life, he escapes to the countryside. But when he least expects it, a chance discovery draws him into a compelling mystery.An ancient legend, a coded message on a stone slab, and a secret concealed in a country manor house: these are the clues that take Dan on a journey into the past, delving deeper into a hidden history.But reputations are on the line, and there are those who want the mystery to remain unsolved.Uncovering the truth might give Dan the confidence to rebuild his life, but if he fails, there’s no going back.Can you solve this very British mystery?Find out when you join Dan as he chases down the clues in A Study in Stone.The Devonshire Mysteries are traditional British mysteries in a modern-day setting.These are cosy mysteries (or ‘cozy mysteries’ for Dan Corrigan’s trans-Atlantic fans). There’s a touch of dry humour and the stories pay homage to the legacies of Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle. You’ll always find a mixed bag of suspects, plenty of clues and a few red herrings, so that you could have solved the mystery if only you’d put two and two together.Amateur Sleuth Dan Corrigan is quick-witted, driven and far too clever for his own good. Fortunately, his friend and neighbour, Alan Hargreaves, is the perfect foil for Dan's intellect. Loyal, dependable and with a knack for detailed research, Alan keeps Dan on track, and together, they make an effective team.Recommended Reading OrderA Study in StoneValley of LiesMystery at The HallMurder Between the Tides.Praise for A Study in Stone (All from Amazon reviewers):A tightly written, fascinating mystery. The protagonists are mysterious in their own ways. Their interactions are interesting and realistic. It held my interest and I look forward to more in this series. How refreshing to find! What’s not to love? The pace is faster; the male sleuths are quick-witted, modern, and multidimensional. The setting is English. More please.It's the characters that really made it work. Dan and Alan are an unlikely pair, having very different personalities, but a shared inability to leave a puzzle unsolved sparks a friendship. I liked their refusal to give up until the mystery was solved.This was just fun to read from start to finish! I had no idea where it was going, didn't guess the end either. A quick and light story just right for my mood. I hope for more! The interaction between Dan and Alan reminded me of the Odd Couple. Their relationship may seem to grate on each other, but they learn that they do indeed make a good detective team! For this alone, I loved the book!This was a very different story, and well worth reading.

A Villa in Sicily: Olive Oil and Murder (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mysterya??Book 1)

"Very entertaining. Highly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who appreciates a well-written mystery with twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"--Books and Movie Reviews (regarding Murder in the Manor)A VILLA IN SICILY: OLIVE OIL AND MURDER is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews (and a free download)!Audrey Smart, 34, is a brilliant vet—yet fed up by her demanding clients who think they know more than her and who don’t care about their animals. Burnt-out with the endless hours, she wonders if the time has come for a new direction. And when her 15th year high school reunion (and her hopes for re-sparking on old flame) end in disaster, Audrey knows the time has come to make a change.When Audrey sees an ad for a $1 home in Sicily, it captivates her. The only catch is that the house requires renovation, something she knows little about. She wonders if it could be real—and if she may really be crazy enough to go for it. Can Audrey create a life and career—and the home of her dreams—in a beautiful Sicilian village? And perhaps even find love while she’s there?Or will an unexpected death—one that only she can solve—put an end to all of her plans?Are some dreams too good to be true?A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—A VILLA IN SICILY will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page.“The book had heart and the entire story worked together seamlessly that didn't sacrifice either intrigue or personality. I loved the characters - so many great characters! I can't wait to read whatever Fiona Grace writes next!”--Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)“Wow, this book takes off & never stops! I couldn't put it down! Highly recommended for those who love a great mystery with twists, turns, romance, and a long lost family member! I am reading the next book right now!”--Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor)Books #2 and #3 are also available!

Into The Shadows: A Gripping Private Detective Mystery (Into The Shadows Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Book 1)

The thrilling new page-turning mystery from Solomon Carter.A ONCE FAMOUS ARTIST LIVES IN CONSTANT FEAR OF ATTACK, RECEIVING REGULAR CODED THREATS AGAINST HIS LIFE. PRIVATE DETECTIVES EVA ROBERTS AND DAN BRADLEY ARE HIRED TO CRACK THE CODE AND IDENTIFY THE CULPRIT BEFORE THE ARTIST IS KILLED.But the private detectives face other problems. Eva and Dan’s romance is over. Dan is sleeping wherever he can find a bed, and the timing could not be worse – as his solo drugs case is about to reach boiling point.While working the Uber drugs case, Dan forms a close bond with undercover cop Lily Rigby. Lily Rigby’s cover is put at risk when another mole appears, jeopardising the entire police operation. It isn't long before the risks turn into serious danger…The Uber drugs operation looks about to get snared in a deadly new gang war, with Lily, Dan and Eva caught in the crossfire....Meanwhile, the coded threats reach a critical mass when their artist client is poisoned.If the PIs don't up their game Kyle Montello will end up dead.Eva and Dan must chase a faceless poisoner who is hellbent on murder.And the Uber drugs case takes a dark twist at the worst possible time.Welcome to a case of chasing shadows… and a race to save lives.Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Helen Durrant, Janice Frost, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping thrillers with flawed characters, a touch of humour and a hint of romance, you'll love Into The Shadows.THE INTO THE SHADOWS TRILOGY:INTO THE SHADOWSTHE DEVIL INSIDENO OTHER WAYIf you enjoy page-turning crime mystery novels, noir crime thrillers, heist crime thrillers, British crime thrillers and detective series with strong female characters - then Into The Shadows is for you.OTHER SERIES BY SOLOMON CARTER:LONG TIME DYINGLUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKHARDER THEY FALLBETWEEN TWO THIEVESTHE LAST LINETHE DARKEST LIESTHE SECRET FEARTHE POISON PATH

One Last Step (A Tara Mills Mysterya??a??Book One)

“First read by this new upcoming author and she has a winner with this series. Suspenseful from beginning to end.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars“I was pulled in from the very start…in my mind it played out just like a movie.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars“Absolutely loved this first in the series from start to finish. Fast paced and easy to follow with a storyline that was tense and exciting, I found it hard to put down.”--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 starsONE LAST STEP (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One) is the debut novel in a new FBI mystery series by debut author Sarah Sutton.Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI.FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped.Meanwhile, something about the case stirs a darkness within her––a tortured past that even her long-term boyfriend doesn’t fully understand. As nightmares consume her, she only hopes that her past will not come back to ruin her once again.As more hikers go missing, and with her job on the line, Tara finds herself on a race against time as she combs through the forest’s trails. Peeling back each layer, she soon realizes that she is up against a true diabolical mastermind. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, her instincts lead her to the most shocking truth of all.Book #2 in the series––ONE LAST BREATH––is also now available for pre-order!

A Cold Dark Place (Cold Justice Book 1)

She’s an FBI agent hunting her sister’s killer. He’s an assassin who’ll die to keep her safe. His secret will destroy them both.With over THREE THOUSAND 5-star reviews on Goodreads this Romantic Thriller leaves readers wanting more!Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn't enjoy killing, but he's damn good at it.FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the monster who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there's a vigilante operating outside the law.When Mallory starts asking questions, Alex is ordered to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex's life threaten to destroy them both—especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target.All books standalone. Start reading this award-winning Romantic Suspense series today! Winner of the New England Readers' Choice Award and the Aspen Gold. Available in digital, print, and audiobook format. From New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson.What readers are saying..."Spine-tingling suspense and dangerously seductive romance!!"--Ripe For Reader"The suspense is high and the romance is hot!"--Harlequin Junkie"The suspense is nonstop and the romance is hot."--Avonna Loves Genres."I couldn't find a good stopping point so I gave up trying to sleep and got up in the middle of the night and finished the book." --The Book Nympho."I loved this book."--The Voracious Reader.

Missing Persons: The police dona??t care. Shea??ll hunt him down herself. (DCI Morton Book 5)

Detective Inspector Rafferty never could say no. If someone asked her for help, she gave it. No ifs or buts.When a troubled girl from Rafferty’s past calls asking for help to find her missing boyfriend, Rafferty can’t stop herself rushing to the rescue. She has to find him, get him home safe, and do it before Morton loses patience.It wasn’t the first time Rafferty went out of her way to help somebody.But it would be the last.Missing Persons is a standalone novel in the DCI Morton series.

Critical Vulnerability (An Aroostine Higgins Novel Book 1)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins’ most critical vulnerability is exposed in this smart, gripping thriller from a USA Today bestseller.Aroostine’s gearing up to prosecute a major bribery trial … one that could make or break her career in the Department of Justice’s elite Criminal Division. But everything’s going wrong.By the time Aroostine realizes her string of bad luck is anything but random, the stakes are far higher than the outcome of a high-profile court case. The life of the only man she’s ever loved hangs in the balance.Now, it’s personal.

Death is in the Details (Paynes Creek Thriller Book 1)

A woman haunted by her past. A killer who won't let her forget. Faith Day's condition curses her to recall her mother’s fiery murder like it was yesterday. And when the forensic photographer’s convicted stepbrother is somehow cleared 12 years later and released from prison, Faith wonders if he'll put an end to her tortured memories. But after a string of eerily familiar fires tear through her small town, Faith starts to question every detail of her traumatic past.Luke Justice won't rest until he catches a notorious serial killer masking his murders in arson. Following a trail of deadly blazes to Faith's doorstep, the FBI agent senses she holds the key to the case. But if he can't convince her to open up, Luke fears he'll miss his best chance to put a psychopath behind bars. As Faith fights the resurgence of dark emotions, an arsonist begins leaving personal totems in her home. Determined to stay alive, she taps into the only weapon she has against the vicious murderer: the echoes of her childhood nightmare. Can Faith help Luke unmask the true killer before they both go up in flames?Death is in the Details is a chilling standalone thriller novel. If you like small-town mysteries, psychological thrillers, and spine-tingling twists, then you'll love Heather Sunseri's latest page-turning tale. Buy Death is in the Details to watch a victim bring a killer to justice today!

The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thrillera??Book One)

Criminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past.In THE PERFECT WIFE (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One), Criminal profiler-in-training Jessie Hunt is sure she's finally put the darkness of her childhood behind her. She and her husband, Kyle, just moved from a cramped downtown Los Angeles apartment into a Westport Beach mansion. Kyle's promotion has them swimming in money. And Jessie is on the verge of getting her Master's degree in forensic psychology, the last step in her dream of becoming a criminal profiler. But soon after their arrival, Jessie begins to notice a series of strange developments. The neighbors—and their au pairs—all seem to be hiding secrets. The mysterious yacht club Kyle is desperate to join is rife with cheating spouses, and with troubling rules of its own. And the notorious serial killer being held at the psychiatric hospital where Jessie is completing her degree seems to know more about her life than is normal—or safe. As her world starts to unravel, Jessie begins to question everything around her—including her own sanity. Has she truly uncovered a disturbing conspiracy buried within a sunny, wealthy Southern California beach town? Does the mass murderer she's studying really somehow know the origin of her private nightmares? Or has her tortured past finally come back to claim her?Books #2--#15 are also available!A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT WIFE is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

The Poison Path: A Gripping Detective Crime Mystery (The DI Hogarth Poison Path Series Book 1)

DETECTIVE JOE HOGARTH IS CALLED IN WHEN A BODY IS FOUND BENEATH SOUTHEND PIER. THE BODY BELONGS TO A DEADBEAT ACTOR STARRING IN A LOW BUDGET FILM. FIRST IMPRESSIONS SUGGEST ACCIDENTAL DEATH… BUT HOGARTH LEARNS THE MAN HAD PLENTY OF REASONS TO LIVE... AND THE BODY UNDER THE PIER ISN’T THE ONLY MYSTERY IN TOWN. HOGARTH MUST BATTLE HIS DEMONS BECAUSE TEMPTATION IS SET TO STRIKE AGAIN…No one knows why Gareth Manning died but everyone in the film crew has a theory.  Manning was a drinker, a wastrel with a history of falling apart. But Manning had ambition too.  DI Hogarth, DS Palmer and DC Simmons must work through the clues and the lies… but the deeper they delve, the murkier it gets.Big ambition and seedy money pull the cast and crew in all directions.Loyalty is tested to the very limit.A sinister plot is in the offing… Will Hogarth be lured into the trap?The ghosts of lovers past return as Hogarth tackles his demons and fights against temptation.The film crew killer will strike again. And beguiling beauty plays her card.Join DI Hogarth as he walks the Poison Path… Who will be next?In a stunning conclusion, DI Hogarth and his team track down a killer while every move they make is under watch from the power behind the scenes.Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell, Helen Durrant, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping detective thrillers with flawed characters and police procedurals with shocking twists and a noir flavour, then the DI Hogarth Poison Path series is for you.Readers have described the DI Hogarth series as perfect for fans of British crime thrillers, Female detective novels, British crime mysteries, Police Procedurals, Heist thrillers and Noir Thrillers..The Setting:Southend-on-sea, Just over an hour from London. A tough and densely packed suburban town sandwiched between the sparkling Thames Estuary and a semi-rural hinterland of fields and marshes. A place where wealth and glamour sit cheek-by-jowl with addiction, poverty and crime. When he transferred to the Essex coast, ex-Met Detective Joe Hogarth might have imagined he was signing up for sun, sea and semi-retirement. But the merry hell of Southend might just have him beat. It’s a good thing this DI doesn’t know when to quit…THE DI HOGARTH POISON PATH SERIESTHE POISON PATHTHE HUNTER’S PATHTHE CINDER PATHALSO BY SOLOMON CARTERTHE DARKEST LIESTHE SECRET FEARBETWEEN TWO THIEVESLONG TIME DYING SERIESLUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKHARDER THEY FALL

Beyond Dead: An Afterlife Adventures Novel (A Paranormal Ghost Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

****Currently being adapted for TV ****Bridget Sway is newly dead. And confused.Instead of cloud cars and harp-playing cherubs, the afterlife is working a full-time job that doesn’t pay and a heinous communal living situation with housemates who have no concept of privacy or personal space. As if that wasn’t bad enough, on her first day at work Bridget finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker.With the afterlife police looking to pin the murder on Bridget, her new best friend and ex-PI, Sabrina, suggests they solve the murder themselves. But with a handsome parole officer watching her every move and the afterlife police dogging her every step, solving the murder is easier than it sounds.If you like sassy heroines who break all the rules, laugh out loud humour and whodunnits that keep you guessing until the very end, then tag along with Bridget Sway on her afterlife adventures.Afterlife Adventures Series:#1 Beyond Dead#2 Dead and Buried (formerly Deader Still)#3 A Little More Dead#4 Deader Still (formerly Dead and Buried)#5 Utterly Dead#6 Dead Completely#7 Unexpectedly DeadIn the same universe:Things Go Bump in the Night Series:#1 Aurora North and the Vampire Vixens#2 Aurora North and the Maison de la Mort

Next To Disappear: An Emily Swanson Mystery (The Emily Swanson Series Book 1)

"A suspenseful murder mystery." - Readers' FavoriteNot 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 where she worked. 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 will keep you guessing from the edge of your seat. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Angela Marsons & Gregg Olsen will enjoy this dark and twisty British series from Malcolm Richards.Revised edition: Previously published as 'Lost Lives'.

Of Potions and Portents: Sister Witches of Raven Falls Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1

First book in a completed series of four stories from USA Today bestselling author Nyx Halliwell featuring humorous mysteries with witches, talking animals, shifters, ghosts, and fun!★★★★★ “…mystical, magical, and a joy to read from start to finish.” ~ So Many ReadsWhen a healthy young couple die without obvious cause except for my magick potion, the new police chief sets his sights on me. I don't have an explanation for what happened to the couple, I do have a great many insights into the chief. Can I uncover the real killer before he arrests me for murder?Of Potions and Portents is the first book in the Sister Witches of Raven Falls Cozy Mystery Series. Join a set of magickal sisters as they solve paranormal mysteries that fans of Charmed, Hocus Pocus, and The Good Witch will love. ***Bonus recipes and craft instructions in every book!I’ll be honest—I long for love and a “normal” social life, just like everyone else. Finding the time—not to mention the right guy—however, is a lost cause. My days are spent cooking up products for the Lotions, Potions, and Herbs line for Conjure, the metaphysical shop I run with my sisters, and my specialty love potion blend is helping everyone else in Raven Falls find romance, while I’m working my broomstick off preparing for the upcoming Beltane celebration. That is until Tristan McGregor, the sexy chief of police, threatens to shut down my kitchen and accuses me of murder. Two people have died, entangled in—ahem—a compromising position, and covered in my love potion. On top of that, I discover an unsettling portent about the chief in his tea leaves, and when he steals a kiss after catching me at the crime scene, I try to convince myself it's only because he’s under the influence of the love potion enchantment. But is he? With my cursed mockingbird familiar, Hoax, my sassy sister witches, and a whole lot of peppermint tea, I have to solve the mystery before Tristan puts me behind bars. Even so, as the fires of Beltane nip at my heels, introducing the chief to the world of magick could send my chances at love up in smoke.

Murder Notes (Lilah Love Book 1)

In book 1 of the Lilah Love launch duet, meet Lilah Love, the politically incorrect FBI agent who says what no one else dares and fears her dark side is a little too dark. Note: book 1 ends in a cliffhanger and continues in Murder Girl.The story.....As an FBI profiler, it's Lilah Love's job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface--the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head--Lilah's instincts tell her it's the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core. Thrust into a troubled past she's tried to shut the door on, Lilah's back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord's son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah's own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target? The Lilah Love series: Book One: Murder Notes (Murder Duet #1) Book Two: Murder Girl (Murder Duet #2) Book Three: Love Me Dead (Umbrella Man Duet #1) Book Four: Love Kills (Umbrella Man Duet #2) Book Five: Bloody Vows (Wedding Duet #1) Book Six: Blood Love (Wedding Duet #2)

The Watchmaker's Daughter (Glass and Steele Book 1)

USA Today bestselling series.India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why any old one won't do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London's best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again - and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books.

The Imperfect Psychic: A Dubious Death (The Imperfect Psychic Cozy Mystery Seriesa??Book 1)

THE IMPERFECT PSYCHIC: A DUBIOUS DEATH is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by Ashley King. Charlotte Vale, 30, a psychic from New York City, has a dubious gift—her vision, not always accurate, often leaves her customers more confused than happy. When Charlotte, at a crossroads, gets a vision on what she should do next in life, she follows it, and it leads her to a quaint town upstate, her beloved cat and companion Oliver by her side. Quiet and peaceful, the town offers the exact escape she needed. And when her own vision leads her to a charming historic for sale, she spontaneously decides to buy it and follow her forever dream of running a bed and breakfast.But Charlotte is in way over her head. Desperate to keep it running, she is forced to rely on her psychic abilities once again, and decides to open a psychic booth once again. Everything finally seems to be going her way—when a shocking murder puts her right in the middle of the crime.Now Charlotte must solve the case—or lose her bed and breakfast, her clients, and her future.A page-turning cozy mystery, packed with mystery, a touch of the supernatural and humor—THE IMPERFECT PSYCHIC is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you turning pages (and laughing out loud) late into the night.Books #2-#4 are also available!

The Witching Place: A Fatal Folio (A Curious Bookstore Cozy Mysterya??Book 1)

“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”--Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)THE WITCHING PLACE: A FATAL FOLIO is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews.When Alexis Blair, 29, is fired from her book publishing job and breaks up with her boyfriend on the same day, she wonders if life is urging her to make a fresh start. She decides it’s time to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a bookstore of her own—even if that means leaving Boston and accepting a job in a curious bookstore in a small seaside town an hour away.But the odd shop, Alexis soon learns, is from more than just a rare, occult bookstore. Something strange is going on in the shop’s secret back room, with its eccentric owner, and in the small town itself.And when a dead body appears, Alexis, with her beloved newfound cat, may find herself right in the middle of it all.A page-turning cozy, rife with the supernatural, mystery, secrets and love—and centered around a small town as odd and endearing as its shop—A CURIOUS BOOKSTORE will make you fall in love and keep you laughing out loud as you turn pages late into the night.“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”--Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)Books #2-#5 are also available!

Remember Me? : (Book One): A DCI McKenzie Crime Thriller

For fans of crime, mystery and detective, and police-procedurals, this is a must read that shows how with modern technology, criminals can no longer hide from the eyes of the law! A startling, gripping crime thriller from one of the UK’s top new authors. A real page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very, last, line!Two teachers are murdered, with the first killing publicly played out before hundreds of horrified spectators, and the other victim found dead only hours later.Having just returned to duty from his recent suspension, DCI McKenzie (Say You’re Sorry & The Assassin’s Gift) quickly discovers he’s dealing with a sick but highly intelligent serial killer.With a school reunion planned for that same night, in a race against time, McKenzie and his small team of investigators must use all their skills to track down the killer before more depraved murders take place, and more teachers from the school die. But as the hours roll by and the death toll mounts, McKenzie finds himself facing a genius mystery criminal who is always one step ahead of the police and somehow anticipating their every move. In the days that follow, the school campus becomes a maze of rooms and tunnels where new murders are discovered, and the death toll mounts.With surprising twists and turns at every stage, this is a ‘classic whodunnit ‘ that will keep you guessing to the very end. Can you spot who the killer is, or will they get away with the perfect murders?Remember me? You’ll never forget it! Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!-If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book Two free with Kindle Unlimited.

Wrong Place (DI Sally Parker Thriller Book 1)

Danger lurks in tranquil surroundings... The local church graveyard holds many secrets. Dozens of people are searching for the truth.With the body count rising, it's not long before DI Sally Parker's fears are realised... there is a serial killer on her patch. Sally is a confident person but someone from her recent past threatens her new-found confidence with a harsh plan. Can Sally overcome the obstacles fate has placed in her path to track down a brazen killer who is intent to derail the investigation at every opportunity? You won't believe the twists and turns in this serial killer thriller. This one is addictive!Get it now if you're a fan of Angela Marsons and Joy Ellis.From M A Comley NY Times bestselling author of the Justice series Other books available in this series are:Wrong Place - #1 Women Sleuths reached Top #25 in the UK top100No Hiding Place - #1 Women SleuthsCold Case - #1 Mystery, #1 Police Procedurals, #1 detectivesDeadly Encounter - new releaseWeb of Deceit - a novella co-written by Tara LyonsDI Sally Parker also helps solve a mystery alongside DI Lorne Warner in Twisted Justice

The Protector (A Sydney Valentine Mystery Book 1)

I’ve been told I always think the worst of people. I believe "the worst" is the most honest part of all of us.I'm Detective Sydney Valentine and my next case begins when I arrive at the grisly crime scene of a murdered social worker.When the nude, mutilated body of a juvenile court judge is found in a park, and a single mother is slayed by a hit and run driver, I discover that someone with a sinister connection to Child Protective Services is killing people and leaving cryptic clues behind.As I hunt for the perpetrator, the target on my back grows. I must protect myself, my family, and other potential victims before the killer strikes again.I have no choice.I might not get a second chance.What are readers saying?★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Nice twist at the end! If you are a true mystery fan, you will definitely like this book. Good start to a new series."★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "This book had me from page 1."★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Really fantastic! Kept me guessing, trying to figure out who the killer was. I thought I had it figured out but at the end the author threw me a monkey wrench!!!"★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Gimme a little ASS-KICKING music. Author is a great wordsmith. I like a real BADA$$ protagonist and she gives us one."★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Strong characters, tight plot keeps you guessing until the end. Knowing WHO dunit is a surprise you don't expect or see coming.”★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "I am on my third book by this author and love every one of them and can't put them down. I love these books. Hate the thought of finishing the third one already. Hope she writes many more of these. A very talented author."★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "I've read a lot of whodunits, but this mystery had me guessing throughout the entire book. I read til 4 a.m. because I couldn't put it down; I just had to know who the murderer was. I didn't figure it out til the very last pages and that's what makes a great story. This is the first time I've read this author and I must say, "Hats off to you, Ms. Davis. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!"★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I couldn't put it down! The characters were easy to relate to. I would recommend this to everyone.”★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Okay...if you love eve dallas, of the JD Robb series, then you will f$!/=ING love this book!!!! Let me tell you she is like Eve Dallas, on steroids... cannot be happier to have read this book!”★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is my first Danielle L. Davis book and she just gained a new fan! I became immersed in the story, constantly trying to figure out who the killer might be and what the scrabble letters, left at each scene, spelled out. The storyline was unique, held my attention so well that I found myself reading well into the wee hours of the morning. The characters were well developed, quirky & interesting. I really liked the sarcasm, side remarks and banter between Detective Valentine and Bernie. After finishing The Protector I can't wait to read more in this series!”★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “OMG! Ms. Davis thank you for writing this amazing book! I read this book in two days. I love when I read a book and the author makes it difficult to figure out the ending. I was not expecting that ending!”★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “WOW! Excellent story, just when you had everything figured out, the end of the story comes and you find out that you are wrong! Highly recommend this book for people who think that they can figure out how things end!”

The Mysteries of Heron Dyke (Vol. 1-3): A Novel of Incident

Heron Dyke was an estate in Norfolk which was a property of Denison Family for over six hundred years, coming down from male heir to male heir. Old Gilbert Denison is approaching his seventieth birthday with a bad health and his only concern is to live until his birthday. With a couple of dangerous health related incidents and some very high interest at stake his grandson Hubert urges him to receive a very hazardous and risky medical treatment in order to keep an old Squire alive. With so many treachery and tribulations lurking around the Heron Dyke it remains to be seen who will come on top in this mysterious situation.

Dirty Little Secrets (J.J. Graves Mysteries Book 1)

From New York Times bestselling author Liliana Hart comes a series that will knock your socks off! A smart blend of J.D. Robb's, Eve Dallas and Bones, J.J. Graves is a character everyone can root for. J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work...She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice.The murders are piling up...When a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. What Readers Are Saying:"Look out James Patterson, here comes Liliana Hart!""J.J. Graves is a character with heart, grit, and a determination to overcome her personal demons at all cost.""Ms. Hart has constructed a well-developed plot with enough twists to keep me reading long past bedtime."

The House of Closed Doors

Heedless. Stubborn. Disgraced. Small town Illinois, 1870: "My stepfather was not particularly fond of me to begin with, and now that he'd found out about the baby, he was foaming at the mouth"Desperate to avoid marriage, Nell Lillington refuses to divulge the name of her child's father and accepts her stepfather's decision that the baby be born at a Poor Farm and discreetly adopted.Until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out.Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and rethinks her decision to abandon her own child to fate. But even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby she may have no safe place to run to.

Devil's in a Different Dress (British Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

From award-winning and best-selling British crime author Chris Barraclough, creator of the internationally acclaimed Twin Towers Estate series (shortlisted, Page Turner Prize; shortlisted, SpaSpa best psychological fiction), comes his third full-length novel, Devil’s in a Different Dress. June 22nd, 1945. A broken band of British soldiers occupy the remains of a disquiet southern German town. Tensions between them and the surviving locals are at an all time high and a brutal, bloody murder could prove the tipping point. Forced to investigate the case, Captain Adam King struggles to control his team as well as his own personal demons while piecing together the horrifying clues. Packed with shocking twists, black humour and unexpected horror, Devil's in a Different Dress is Barraclough's "most thrilling slice of crime so far". ABOUT THE AUTHORChris Barraclough is a British journalist and award-winning UK crime author who bagged the UK Authors Award for his highly-praised debut suspense novel "Bat Boy", following a blind teenage boy and his brother's search for their long-lost father (out now in paperback and on Kindle). His mystery novel “Dead Dogs” soon followed and was praised by critics (and nominated for the Dylan Thomas Sony Reader Award) for its shocking and darkly comical portrayal of an Albanian blood feud."Crack" (shortlisted, Page Turner Prize and SpaSpa Award for Best Psychological Fiction) was the first book in his thrilling Twin Towers Estate crime series, set in a notorious council estate on the brink of war. Crack won international acclaim and went on to sell tens of thousands of copies, and was followed by five more Twin Towers Estate thrillers. His latest series, The Bitch is Back, is also available right now on Kindle.Praise for Chris Barraclough's crime books on Kindle:"This is seat-of-the-pants reading, so grab yourself a drink and snack and make yourself comfortable before you start. And remember to breathe occasionally...Five Stars." - Indie Ebook Review on the Twin Towers Estate series"A great story, beautifully written...an excellent crime book. Once you start you will not stop, I promise you." - Graham Sclater's Book Review Show, Venture Radio"Fast, funny, riveting...a glorious read" - Times Suspense"A wonderful, gripping thriller, from the first words to the last. Marvellous!" - UK Crime Writers"I enjoyed every minute of it. Its pace is so frenetic and the events pile up one on the other so rapidly that you won't want to put it down." - eBookanoid Reviews"I was immediately sucked in...an action packed, tense thriller...I found the book gripping, the prose magnificent...one that I could not put down and that, I’m sure, will haunt me for some time. Five stars" - Author Susan Russo Anderson

The Last Line - thriller boxed set: Full of gripping international action, twists and suspense

Revenge or Duty.Could you make the choice?Jenna Royal must make this choice.To avenge the death of her murdered sister.Or stand up and fight for freedom of the nation.There is no time to do both. She must choose...Or we'll all face the consequences.A team must be built. A force must be resisted. The midnight hour is here....The Last Line thriller boxed set. Grab your copy of this top-rated thriller now!Brief Interview with the author, Solomon Carter:Q. What kind of readers do you think like the Last Line series?A. I think fans of Russell Blake's Jet series, people who enjoy LT Ryan, Mark Dawson and Alan McDermott will love Jenna Royal and The Company. The Last Line is big-canvas, epic thriller series. It's locked and fully loaded.Q. How else would you describe the story? A. It's a high-speed roller coaster ride with action, twists and turns all the way to the end. People who love heart-pumping, page turning thrillers, will love this series.Q. Why did you write the Last Line?A. I got to know the characters really well before I wrote this series. In the end Jenny Royal had to be written. She is probably the baddest, toughest female heroine out of all my books. Her character comes from a pure need for revenge. But she's a real kind of woman. She has emotions, romantic leanings, and a ten tons of responsibility on her shoulders. Q. Sounds great! Solomon, you've written five Last Line adventures. Have you got plans for any more?A. The Last Line was inspired by international events unfolding around the world during the writing process. There is always 'bad stuff' happening in the world. That sounds stupidly simplistic, but it's true. The stories of the Last Line are about last resort solutions to nightmare scenario problems in a very dangerous world. Those problems could happen. There is actually plenty of inspiration out there right now. I think we could all do with Jenna and The Company getting to work right away!Q. How would you categorise this series?A. With my librarian's hat on? I'd have to say The Last Line is an action thriller series, it has a female protagonist, in fact it has two female lead characters, with at least two strong male characters alongside them. It's a conspiracy thriller series, it's a mystery thriller series, it's an International crime thriller series. Oh, and did I mention action and adventure? It's got all that and more. Q. That's a pretty comprehensive answer!A. I always aim to please.The Last Line boxed set. Join the adventure today.Grab your copy now!

Best Murder in Show (Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries Book 1)

A dead body on a carnival float at the village show. A clear case of murder in plain sight, thinks new arrival Sophie Sayers - but why do none of the villagers agree?What dark secrets are they hiding to prevent her unmasking the murderer, and who holds the key to the mystery? - Hector, the gorgeous but enigmatic owner of the village bookshop - Joshua, the intrusive yet insightful old man from next door - Carol, village shopkeeper, the fount of village gossip, not all of it reliableAnd what is that mysterious ingredient that almost knocks Sophie out when she takes tea at the village bookshop? (Not the best way to start a job interview.)Can Sophie unearth the clues tucked away in this outwardly idyllic Cotswold village before anyone else comes to harm, not least herself?For fans of classic cozy mysteries everywhere, Best Murder in Show will make you laugh out loud at the idiosyncrasies of English country life, and rack your brains to discover the murderer before Sophie can. Order your copy now to enjoy this addictive new series from the start. "A cracking example of cozy crime" - Katie Fforde, President of the Romantic Novelists Association and international bestseller"Miss Marple meets Bridget Jones" - Belinda Pollard, author of the Wild Crimes "The Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries are both cracking mysteries and laugh-out-loud funny. I can't get enough of them and tell the whole world to buy them" - Wendy Jones, author of the DI Shona McKenzie mysteries

Agent Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thrillera??Book #1)

“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.”--Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie ReviewsIn this much-anticipated debut of an epic spy thriller series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, readers are taken on an action thriller across Europe as presumed-CIA operative Kent Steele, hunted by terrorists, by the CIA, and by his own identity, must solve the mystery of who is after him, of the terrorists’ pending target—and of the beautiful woman he keeps seeing in his mind.Kent Steele, 38, a brilliant professor of European History at Columbia University, lives a quiet life in a New York suburb with his two teenage daughters. All that changes when late one night he gets a knock on his door and is abducted by three terrorists—and finds himself flown across the ocean to be interrogated in a basement in Paris.They are convinced that Kent is the most lethal spy the CIA has ever known. He is convinced they have the wrong man.Do they?With a conspiracy around him, adversaries as smart as he is, and an assassin on his tail, the wild game of cat and mouse leads Kent on a perilous road—one that may lead back to Langley—and to a shocking discovery of his own identity.AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night.“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary )Books #2-#11 are also available!Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Mydworth Mysteries - A Shot in the Dark (A Cosy Historical Mystery Series Book 1)

From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAMSussex, England, 1929. Mydworth is a sleepy English market town just 50 miles from London. But things are about to liven up there, when young and handsome Sir Harry Mortimer returns home from his diplomatic posting in Cairo, with his beautiful and unconventional American wife, Kat. No sooner have the two arrived, when a jewel robbery occurs at Harry's aunt's home - Mydworth Manor. The police are baffled and overwhelmed with the case. But Harry and Kat have an edge in the hunt for the dangerous culprit: not only do they have certain useful "skills" they've both picked up in service of King, President and Country, they also have access to parts of English society that your average bobby can't reach ...Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries.

Maximum Target

How well can you ever really know someone? Kang was a loyalist, as far as anyone knew. A North Korean regime man who could toe the Party line and recite Juche philosophy with ease. But then his son got sick and was withering away before his eyes.He knows medicine is available in other countries and that it is illegal in North Korea, but Lang would risk anything to save his son. Sam is a hardline business woman. A seductive stripper. A divorcee looking for a good time. She is most comfortable being someone she isn’t.Her latest assignment will require all her skills and force her to confront who she really is. Jun didn’t want the life he was born into. Even as a child, people treated him differently when they learned his family name. But then his brother died, and Jun learned that when you are born a Japanese yakuza gangster, you can’t run from who you are. Ruled for years by the oppressive and controlling Lee family, the current Dear Leader of North Korea, Lee Yong-nam, knows the world wants him dead. The world is jealous of his superior way of thinking, his country’s simplistic beauty, his absolute control. His ancestors would be proud of the country he has held together in their name. He is ever-vigilant in the watch against threats to himself and his country.But he doesn’t sense this latest threat…Kang, Sam, and Jun all find themselves working toward the same goal – the liberation of North Korea.A super top secret organization recruits these three unlikely allies to handle an impossible task, one that is most certain to fail. But the stakes have never been higher… Maximum Target takes you on a dizzying ride of suspense and suspicion as these three recruits undertake a seemingly impossible task…to take out their own leader: the world’s “Maximum Target”. Praise for Maximum Target ‘A very imaginative and exciting tale.’ - Bill Emmott, former editor of The Economist ‘An intelligent journey into Asia's 21st century heart of darkness with a master storyteller at the controls.’ - Muhammad Cohen, Asia Times columnist and author of Hong Kong On The Air ‘A hell of a book that I wish I'd written.’ - Robert Whiting, author of Tokyo Underworld Praise for Peter Tasker ‘A riveting, violent, eye-opening, laugh-aloud, poignant, dazzling triumph’ - Booklist 'An absorbing and visceral read' - The Daily Yomiuri 'A fresh and very clever thriller' - Kirkus Reviews Peter Tasker graduated from Oxford University in 1977 and has lived in Tokyo for twenty years, where he has earned widespread acclaim as a financial analyst. His knowledge of Japanese culture, finance, and economics has contributed significantly not only to his body of non-fiction works, but also to his fiction. His other novels include Dragon Dance .

Manners and Monsters

A lady never reveals the true extent of her decay...Hannah Miles lives a quiet existence, helping her parents conduct research into a most terrible affliction - until a gruesome murder during her best friend's engagement party pulls her from the shadows. With her specialist's knowledge and demure disposition, Hannah is requested to aid the investigation.Except Hannah discovers her role is to apologise in the wake of the rude and disgraced man tasked with finding the murderer. The obnoxious Viscount Wycliff thinks to employ Hannah purely as a front to satisfy Whitehall, but she'll have none of that.The two must work together to find the murderer before the season is ruined. But the viscount is about to meet his greatest challenge, and it's not a member of the ton with a hankering for brains.

Cleaver Square: Sometimes the dead wona??t stay buried. (A DCI Morton Crime Novel Book 2)

Sometimes the dead won’t stay buried.The bleakest winter on record and a gruesome discovery bring DCI David Morton to the Hackney Marshes in search of a clue, any clue, as to the identity of a dead child found near the Old River Lea.Meanwhile, closer to home, Morton’s long-suffering wife Sarah comes to the conclusion that her man has been doing more than work during his late nights at the office. As he closes in on the mystery of the boy’s identity his life begins to crumble and a terrible wrong is done to someone he loves.With all of London watching, Morton will be forced to choose between what is right and what is legal.Cleaver Square is the second stand-alone police procedural featuring DCI David Morton.

Dead on Demand: Don't bury the hatchet, bury the body instead. (A DCI Morton Crime Novel Book 1)

He had the perfect life. Now he'll kill to get it back.                A career man, Edwin Murphy has always put more effort into his work than his family. Everything changes for Edwin when his wife files for divorce. On the brink of losing his home, his job and his daughter, Edwin orchestrates an intricate plan to eliminate his wife and regain his former lifestyle.The police are baffled when bodies begin to appear all over London with no apparent connection between them. Detective Chief Inspector David Morton must think outside the box as he investigates the deadly web of deceit behind the murders.Dead on Demand is the first stand-alone crime novel featuring DCI Morton. Start reading the series today.

The Secret Fear: A Gripping Detective Crime Mystery (The DI Hogarth Secret Fear Series Book 1)

DETECTIVE JOE HOGARTH IS CALLED TO A BRUTAL MURDER AT A TURKISH TAKEAWAY. THE TELL-TALE MARK OF A ONCE NOTORIOUS LONDON CRIME FAMILY IS FOUND ON THE VICTIM’S BODY. HOGARTH FEARS THE NEW CASE COULD OPEN A PANDORA'S BOX.  BUT HE HAS NO CHOICE.HOGARTH MUST FIND THE KILLER AND TAKE ON THE DEADLIEST RISKS…Murdered kebab shop owner Baba Sen was beloved by his clientele. Sen gave alms to charity, food to the poor and a smile to all of his customers. It seems no one had reason to kill him, yet his murder was brutal and relentless. Hogarth finds elaborate clues and deceptions all around. The motive for Sen’s murder could be the feud between rival Turkish families. But Hogarth senses a greater threat… and when the name of Atacan appears, his worst fears are realised.The Atacans were notorious criminals, leading a crime syndicate which dominated nineties London, but they were eventually destroyed by the gangs who replaced them. Yet now the Atacan name returns to Hogarth’s life – in the shape of an ex-girlfriend and in the signature found at Baba Sen’s murder. The Atacans were supposed to be dead and buried - but not anymore. Now Hogarth must hope he is the only one caught in the crosshairs…In a truly thrilling adventure, DI Hogarth and his team must uncover a murder wrapped in layers of danger and mystery. And while the threat of the Atacans grows, Hogarth has to protect his back from a quarter much closer to home…Has DCI Melford become the enemy within?Deadly secrets and shadows of the past bring DI Hogarth face-to-face with his Secret Fear… a fear which may yet claim his life.Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell, Helen Durrant, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping detective thrillers with flawed characters and police procedurals with shocking twists and a noir flavour, then the DI Hogarth Secret Fear series is for you.The Secret Fear series is perfect for fans of British crime thrillers, female detective novels, British crime mysteries, police procedurals, heist thrillers and noir Thrillers..The Setting:Southend-on-Sea, Just over an hour from London. A tough and densely packed suburban town sandwiched between the sparkling Thames Estuary and a semi-rural hinterland of fields and marshes. A place where wealth and glamour sit cheek by jowl with addiction, poverty and crime. When he transferred to the Essex coast, ex-Met Detective Joe Hogarth might have imagined he was signing up for sun, sea and semi-retirement. But the merry hell of Southend might just have him beat. It’s a good thing this DI doesn’t know when to quit…THE DI HOGARTH SECRET FEAR SERIESTHE SECRET FEARTHE SECRET DAWNTHE SECRET SINSTHE DI HOGARTH DARKEST SERIESTHE DARKEST LIESTHE DARKEST GRAVETHE DARKEST DEEDTHE DARKEST TRUTHALSO BY SOLOMON CARTERLONG TIME DYING 1-13LUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKAND MUCH MORE...

Endless Evil: A disturbing serial killer mystery (Pruitt County Mysteries Book 1)

Everyone wanted to believe that the first attack was just a random act of violence.Then a second victim is found.The two women share similar wounds, and Detective Alex Gray can’t deny the connection. Someone is hunting down young women to fulfill their macabre fantasies.Then they make a mistake and leave a witness behind.When Megan Crawford wakes up in the hospital, she can’t remember her attackers or what happened to her.If Megan’s memories are their only clue, will Alex catch the killers?Author's Notes:This book is intended for adult audiences. It contains mature language, depictions of violence, and sexual scenarios.Sign up for Amanda's newsletter and receive a FREE box set!Each book in The Pruitt County Mystery Series is a standalone novel. Although these books can be read individually, they are best enjoyed chronologically.Pruitt County Mysteries:1. Endless Evil2. White River3. The Last Cut4. Cries in the Night5. Girls of SummerCheck out Amanda’s other works:The Ideal Woman Do Unto Others Days Gone By (short story) Chosen to Die (short story) The Collector (short story)What reviewers are saying about Amanda Feyerbend’s books:“Amanda Feyerbend’s writing is dark and gritty, definitely not for the faint of heart.” (Endless Evil) “I was hooked from the very beginning.” (Endless Evil) “Superbly written crime novel. It is definitely a must read for everyone reading the genre.” (White River) “Raw, repugnant, and wicked, the serial killer depicted in “The Ideal Woman”, is like none other in reality or fiction. The imaginative and complex storyline by author Amanda Feyerbend is absolutely riveting!” (The Ideal Woman) “Massively disturbing at times, it is still a creative, gripping, and fascinating read!” (The Ideal Woman) “This is an awesome thriller that keeps you turning the pages.” (Do Unto Others) “Lots of suspense and twists. It will leave you on the edge of your seat and wondering.” (Endless Evil) “If you are looking for a non stop thriller, then this is a must read.” (Endless Evil)

Innocence Taken: Pray He Kills You Quickly - A Damien Kaine Thriller - Free (Damien Kaine Series Book 1)

Two dead girls, another one missing, and a secret that will rip a tight-knit community apart…When a missing teen’s body shows up dismembered on the side of the road, Lt. Damien Kaine must crush her parent’s hopes of her safe return. The parents are pushing for details and answers. Two things he can’t give. The abduction of a second girl brings only one clue. The girls look like.As Damien searches for a sadistic killer, a disturbing pattern emerges. The more he digs into the community’s history, the more missing girls he finds.With the lack of evidence or movement forward on the case, a quirky FBI profiler is pulled in to assist with the investigation. Damien wrestles with disdain for the agent and an equally strong sexual attraction to her, as he deals with mounting frustrations.Tensions rise with the abduction of another girl. Damien and his team are in a race against time to save her. But the case is about to take a frightful turn. What they uncover will not only rock them to their core, it will haunt them forever.Innocence Taken is the first crime fiction novel in the Damien Kaine Thriller series.If you are a fan of CSI or Criminal Minds, believable characters, and sarcastic humor, then this book and series is for you.Buy Innocence Taken and get sucked into Damien Kaine’s world.Other books in this series:Confession of SinFatal DominionWeb of MaliceBlind Vengeance*Each book is a standalone story and can be read out of order. However, you will get more character insight reading from book 1*Victoria M. Patton combines forensics and police work with just enough humor and sizzling romance in her books. Her unique way of writing will have you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and keep you turning pages well past your bedtime.

If She Knew (A Kate Wise Mysterya??Book 1)

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) IF SHE KNEW (A Kate Wise Mystery) is book #1 in a new psychological thriller series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. 55 year old empty nester—and freshly retired FBI agent—Kate Wise finds herself drawn out of her quiet suburban life when her friend’s daughter is murdered in a home invasion—and she is implored to help.Kate thought she left the FBI behind after 30 years as their top agent, respected for her brilliant mind, tough street skills and her uncanny ability to hunt down serial killers. Yet Kate, bored with the quiet town, at a crossroads in life, is summoned by a friend she can’t turn down.As Kate hunts the killer, she soon finds herself at the forefront of a manhunt, as more bodies turn up—all suburban moms in perfect marriages—and it becomes apparent there is a serial killer stalking this quiet town. She unearths secrets from her neighbors she wishes she never knew, discovering that all is not what it seems in this picture of model streets and neighbors. Affairs and lying are rampant, and Kate must sift through the town’s underbelly if she will stop the killer from striking again.But this killer is one step ahead of her, and it may end up being Kate who is in danger.An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, IF SHE KNEW is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #2 in the KATE WISE MYSTERY series is also available!

The Omega Strain (A Mitch Herron Thrillera??Book 1)

Mitch Herron's business is death and business is good. An assassin without equal, Herron’s latest job is no walk in the park, because fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon.With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron must hunt down the fanatics and stop their attack, knowing he might be the only person who can.The clock is ticking....If you like Robert Ludlam’s Jason Bourne, Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp and Mark Dawson’s John Milton, you’ll love The Omega Strain, the first novel in the addictive Mitch Herron series. Get it now!*******Also in the series…The Shadow Enclave (Mitch Herron 2)The Lazarus Protocol (Mitch Herron 3)The Capricorn Deception (Mitch Herron 4) - NEW RELEASE!What reviewers are saying about Steve P. Vincent’s thrillers…“Great fun. A two-fisted thriller, escaped from five minutes into the future.” – John Birmingham, USA Today Bestseller.“Masterful, electrifying thrillers that will keep you coming back for more.” – Nathan M. Farrugia, USA Today Bestseller.“A vibrant thriller series with international appeal, slyly-written and entertaining, which should satisfy fans of the genre.” – Newtown Review of Books.“It’s power play after high-stakes political power play in the Jack Emery series. This series had us white-knuckling our iPad.” – Apple Books.“A jet-setting, alarming, bang-pow-kaboom read full of bloodshed and machinations you’ll hope never become reality. Don’t start reading it at 9pm unless you have the next day off!” – ReadingKills.What Amazon readers are saying about the Mitch Herron series… ★★★★★ “A must read for those who love fast, action-packed suspense.”★★★★★ “An excellent start to a new action-packed thriller series!”★★★★★ “An awesome thriller. I wonder could this really happen?”★★★★★ “This book kept me on the edge of my seat.”★★★★★ “The story is well paced; there's no filler fluff. Everything counts.”★★★★★ “A life and death story that has compassion, danger, thrills, excitement and mystery.”★★★★★ “Cracking good! Five stars!”★★★★★ “Full-on action, adventure and drama.”★★★★★ “Very hard book to put down. Can't wait for the next one. . .”★★★★★ “Lots of action, twists and turns to keep you guessing.”★★★★★ “All I can say is WOW!”★★★★★ “An extremely well written and fast paced thriller. Enjoyed immensely.”★★★★★ “I was on the edge of my seat - beginning to end.”★★★★★ “Another wild and exciting ride. Couldn’t put it down.”★★★★★ “Always looking for a new kick ass hero, found one!”

Blake Pierce: Mystery Bundle (Before He Kills, Cause to Kill, Once Gone, A Trace of Death, Watching and Next Door)

A six book mystery bundle by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, author of ONCE GONE, a #1 bestseller on Amazon with over 1,000 five star reviews!Here is a bundle of the first books in six Blake Pierce series—The Mackenzie White, The Avery Black, The Riley Paige, The Keri Locke series, The Making of Riley Paige, and The Chloe Fine Psychological Suspense series—all here in one convenient place. This bundle offers a great introduction to Blake Pierce’s series with over 300,000 words of reading.In BEFORE HE KILLS, a woman is found murdered in the cornfields of Nebraska, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun. Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen. In CAUSE TO KILL, Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her. Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her. Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. In ONCE GONE, women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In A TRACE OF DEATH, Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles. A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother’s voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate. What she finds shocks her. In WATCHING, 22 year old psychology major—and aspiring FBI agent—Riley Paige finds herself in a battle for her life as her closest friends on campus are abducted and killed by a serial killer. She senses that she, too, is being targeted—and that if she is to survive, she must apply her brilliant mind to stop the killer herself.In NEXT DOOR, FBI Evidence Response Team intern Chloe Fine, 27, finds herself forced to confront her own dark past when her troubled twin sister needs her help—and when a body turns up dead in her small, suburban town.

Waiting (PAVAD: FBI Romantic Suspense Book 2)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ SOME MISTAKES ARE DEADLY. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★FBI Agent Fin McLaughlin has a lot of sins to make up for--sins that almost destroyed his career and almost ended his life six years earlier. Now in St. Louis to take the prestigious position as assistant director of the PAVAD Division, Fin is determined to achieve his new goals--and not repeat past mistakes.Those mistakes nearly got a woman he cared about killed. Fin had never forgiven himself for that mistake.St. Louis is supposed to be a new beginning for him.​★ UNTIL HE SEES HER AGAIN. ★FBI Agent Ana Sorin has spent six years recovering from the nightmare explosion she'd shared with her former partner, Fin. Now he's her new boss and every time their paths cross, fire burns between them.Fin says he's never forgotten her.​★ NOW SHE CAN'T FORGET HIM. ★But there is an even deadlier connection between their past and the bombing that nearly killed them both.A killer who isn't anywhere near finished with Fin--or Ana.Now Fin has to work against the clock, to save Ana and his future--before it's far too late, and Ana pays the price for Fin's sins once again.◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆Don't miss other PAVAD titles: Beginning, Waiting, Watching, Wanting, Second Chances, Hunting, Redeeming, Running, Revealing, Stalking, Ghosting, Burning, Gathering, Falling, Hiding & Seeking. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

Bishop's Honor: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller Series (Surrender the Sun Book 1)

❄️❄️❄️WHEN THE SNOW HITS THE FAN, WILL YOU BE READY? ❄️❄️❄️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ From USA Today Bestselling Author AR Shaw! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️→→→→→→→⏰FREE for a LIMITED TIME⏰"Great story. This is a new to me author but I'll be looking for more of her books." - Vine Voice☘️In the year 2030, a mini ice age hits earth like it did in 1645.⛄️A war-weary community scrambles to survive.A recluse veteran must take charge or most will die from the effects of severe weather, but also from the deeds of man himself."I really enjoyed this book, the story line was something new to me and I could not stop reading!""I read this book straight through as I put off chores, errands, eating and barely took bathroom breaks as I wanted to see how people could survive such cold without having their basic needs met.""I always enjoy reading A R Shaw's books. He writes in such a way that you feel your are there, feeling the cold and the emotions the characters are feeling." ❤️Start the journey. Get your copy today!

Not the Faintest Trace: The Sergeant Frank Hardy Mysteries: # 1

A soldier who's seen more death than he cares to remember. A beautiful young Scandinavian immigrant. Two missing boys. A killer hiding in the dense New Zealand bush.Sergeant Frank Hardy would do anything to regain the excitement of battle. Driving a coach and playing cards isn't cutting it. But when he's asked to find the missing boys, dead or alive, his life becomes more dangerous than he planned. Can he find the bodies before an axe wielding warrior finds him? And will his new friendship with Mette Jensen be allowed to blossom into something more? Not the Faintest Trace is the first book in the "atmospheric and engaging" Sergeant Frank Hardy Mysteries. The books are best enjoyed in chronological order.Readers who enjoy well-researched historical fiction in unusual settings will enjoy these books. Note that there are a few profanities.WHAT READERS SAY"I read the whole thing in one sitting""So impressed with this well-written, historical drama, crime thriller, with a wee love story to entice, that I'm buying the rest of the series - and I'm very critical in my reading choices, and limited in my finances, so it's great recommend from me." "The characters are strong, compelling and interesting. I loved it.""I really enjoyed this book though it deals with difficult themes. Well researched and very well written, it brings the life and times of the natives of New Zealand alive, the extreme difficulties that were imposed on them by the white man. The ways of the Maori become clearer, the restrictions that each group of people exert on their own and other tribes. Captain Frank Hardy is my new hero.""My forebears lived in the wider area throughout the period covered in the book (and one was killed in the NZ Wars) - so I could have been a very hard-sell, but instead I loved the whole exciting story. I'm very happy to recommend this book and the second in the series, and roll on the publication of the next one." Val Burr, Local Historian, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Ruth's First Christmas Tree: A Dr Ruth Galloway Short Mystery

It is three days before Christmas and a bitter wind is blowing across Norfolk.Until her daughter was born, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway didn't do Christmas, but now that Kate is a year old, she wants it to be special. She must get a tree, shop for food, clean the house, buy presents, including one for her new boyfriend - who she isn't even sure is her boyfriend - and remember to get the turkey out of the freezer.But time is rushing by and the best-laid plans don't always work out...

The Darkest Lies: A Gripping Detective Crime Mystery (The DI Hogarth Darkest Series Book 1)

DETECTIVE JOE HOGARTH IS CALLED TO A MURDER AT A SEASIDE NIGHTCLUB. HE SOON UNCOVERS A SINISTER SECRET... BUT HOGARTH HAS A SECRET OF HIS OWN - AND THE PRESSURE IS STARTING TO SHOW...No one saw the killer strike, but a young man was seen leaving the club moments before the attack. The young man has no clear motive but Hogarth can’t let go of his suspicions. He decides to track down the youth… and discovers the motive for murder is far older, and far darker than he imagined.A dead man reappears as the darkest lies of two generations are exposed. One cop takes justice into her hands but another may pay the ultimate price.In a truly thrilling conclusion, DI Hogarth and his team race against time to stop a killer who watches their every move. And all whlle, DI Hogarth's secret threatens to explode.Secret Affairs. Betrayal. Murder. And The Darkest Lies…Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell, Helen Durrant, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping detective thrillers with flawed characters and police procedurals with shocking twists and a noir flavour, then the DI Hogarth Darkest series is for you.Readers have described the Darkest series as pefect for fans of British crime thrillers, Female detective novels, British crime mysteries, Police Procedurals, Heist thrillers and Noir Thrillers..The Setting:Southend-on-sea, Just over an hour from London. A tough and densely packed suburban town sandwiched between the sparkling Thames Estuary and a semi-rural hinterland of fields and marshes. A place where wealth and glamour sit cheek-by-jowl with addiction, poverty and crime. When he transferred to the Essex coast, ex-Met Detective Joe Hogarth might have imagined he was signing up for sun, sea and semi-retirement. But the merry hell of Southend might just have him beat. It’s a good thing this DI doesn’t know when to quit…THE DI HOGARTH DARKEST SERIESTHE DARKEST LIESTHE DARKEST GRAVETHE DARKEST DEEDTHE DARKEST TRUTHALSO BY SOLOMON CARTERLONG TIME DYING SERIESLUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKAND MORE...

A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia (A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure Book 1)

It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone—or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home, thanks to an unfortunate drunken encounter with Ticky's corpse which he'd much rather the police didn't find out about—and thanks also to his exasperating mother Cynthia's seeming determination to get herself arrested by tampering with the evidence. But a pretty girl with big blue eyes is demanding his help in solving the mystery, so what can he do but agree? Now all he has to do is hide the wrong clues, find the right ones, and unmask the murderer before the police discover what's really been going on. That ought to be easy enough. If only people didn't keep getting killed...

The Murder at Sissingham Hall (An Angela Marchmont Mystery Book 1)

On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful wife Rosamund was once Knox's fiancée. But in the dead of night Sir Neville is murdered. Who did it? As suspicion falls on each of the house guests in turn, Knox finds himself faced with deception and betrayal on all sides, and only the enigmatic Angela Marchmont seems to offer a solution to the mystery. This 1920s whodunit will delight all fans of traditional country house murder stories.

The Reluctant Coroner (Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book 1)

Blood is thicker than oil--until murder is involved. Fenway Stevenson doesn't want to return to the coastal town where her estranged father is practically king. But the death of her mother draws her back home--and the murder of the county coroner draws her into a deepening conspiracy. As the body count rises and all signs seem to point toward her father's oil company, will Fenway uncover the truth before family bonds become deadly?

Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series Book 1)

"What made this ebook such pleasurable reading was not the murder or even the Police procedure, but the rather wonderful cast of characters that the author, Emma Jameson, has created to populate her world. In the space of about 184 pages, Emma has managed to give us a whole collection of individuals, each very nicely rounded out and real. Even very minor players - such as the tall PC who finds the pistol seems to be alive and obviously has a life outside the book." -- Tony Cole, eBookanoid.comAnthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield – beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age. When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard’s powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London’s fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.Deadly Trio: Ice Blue, Blue Murder, Something Blue appeared at #19 on the New York Times bestseller list on July 13, 2014.

The Death Of Me: A Split Second Decision. A Lifetime Of Regret

He watched. He studied. He planned.Every detail meticulously organised. Every detail perfect. The basement was ready, now all he needed was the girl.Grace Dalton was just fourteen years old when she was snatched from Greenwich Park on her way back from school. A beautiful, shy, but socially awkward girl, she would do anything to stay out of trouble and away from her bullies. Pressed for time and her tormentors blocking her usual route home, she makes a split second decision with catastrophic consequences.After facing public humiliation from a previous investigation, Detective Constable Philip Harris once again finds himself under savage media scrutiny when he's assigned to Grace's case. Determined to find her and solve the case to gain back his credibility, his frustrations mount when he repeatedly finds himself hampered at every turn. With no other suspects and the case rapidly becoming cold, the finger of blame points to Tom, Grace's father. Struggling to keep his personal resentment towards Tom away from the case and the press, DC Harris embarks on his own investigations to find who the real kidnapper is against the instructions from his superior officers. But when his digging leads him to a mysterious concealed road protected by impenetrable iron gates he soon realises his investigations have not only endangered himself, but also his family. Pitched alone against a highly organised crime syndicate and not knowing which side his colleagues are on, he's faced with some tough decisions. Either drop Grace's case, declaring it cold and allowing Tom to take the fall, or embark on a highly dangerous quest for her safe return. Time's running out, which will he choose?The Death Of Me is the latest book from Natalie Hames, author of the East End Noir series featuring DS Matthew Connolly.What readers say."I really enjoyed the story lines and got with the characters!! Good job Natalie ,and I look forward to your next offerings !!" ~ Ken Birkett"After the first couple of chapters I was hooked, it is so well written and in such a way that you are easily drawn into the story." ~ LeMilliere"Could not put it down so I read it it in a few hours and wished it could have been a lot longer." ~ Amazon Customer"Right from the start you were gripped with the story. It was so well written you felt you were living it while reading." ~ Amazon Customer"If you enjoy Martina Cole you'll love this." ~ EJ Lee

Falling Fast (A McGregor and Drummond thriller Book 1)

Some secrets will plunge you into the abyssWhen a woman plummets to her death from the top of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument, crime reporter Doug McGregor is tasked with getting the story behind the headlines. But Doug is already working on a story of his own – tracking down a notorious rapist who has just been outed in Fife and thought to be heading for his parents’ home in East Lothian.Tapping his contact and sometime drinking pal DS Susie Drummond, Doug discovers that the woman who fell from the Scott Monument was the daughter of a high-profile MSP. Digging deeper, he and Susie are dragged into a story darker than they could ever have imagined – one that certain people would go to any lengths to keep hidden.

Captivated by an Adventurous Lady (Thieves of the Ton Book 1)

The quest to break a mummy’s curse turns dangerous when a peer ends up dead.Miles Lawrence Hawkins, fifth Earl of Archewyne, is alone and the last of his line, save for a young daughter, and he’s made peace with that…Yet unexpectedly finding an attractive female thief in his library gives him doubts. Drawn into the lady’s insane plot to retrieve various stolen mummies from around London—including the British Museum—he accompanies her merely to see what will happen next. Being captivated by her quest and intrigued by her talent for skirting the law is a much needed distraction from the stress of his own life’s misfortunes.Lady Emmaline Darling, skilled thief and only child to the Earl of St. Ives, is under a mummy’s curse. Believing herself damned due to her father’s penchant for removing antiquities from Egypt, she’s vowed to return a pair of mummies to their eternal resting place in order to save his life and her own. Being caught by Miles wasn’t in her plan, and neither was falling for his charm, but she’ll do anything to see he’s free of the curse as well, for their histories are too intricately connected for his ills to just be bad luck.When a peer with ties to them both ends up dead and Emmaline’s jewelry is found at the scene, Miles is honor bound to offer for her and lend her his protection. Despite her refusal, desire pulls at them and scandal surrounds them, and when Miles is summoned to once more embark upon a secret mission for the Crown, he must shed everything that will become a liability, but keeping Emmaline out of trouble—and out of his mind—is easier said than done.Trigger Warning: Some of the content found in this book may be triggering and/or sensitive. Sexual violence, sexual assault and attempted rape/abuse are some of the topics mentioned within the pages and might illicit a strong or potentially harmful emotional response.

Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories (Sticky Fingers Collection Book 1)

Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 12 short stories by USA Today bestselling author JT Lawrence include:ESCAPEA suicidal baby knows he was born into the wrong life. He has to get creative to correct the mistake, much to his mother's horror.THE ITCHAn intense, uncontrollable, unexplainable itch lands the protagonist in a mental institution.BRIDGE GATEIn this poignant and charming short story, a daughter yearns to connect with her absent father through the letters they exchange. She's not put off by his pedantic corrections of her writing, despite the slow reveal that he is less than perfect himself.THE UNSUSPECTING GOLD-DIGGERA woman gradually poisons her husband so that she doesn't have to break his heart.***★★★★★ "Lawrence makes every word count, telling each story with elegance and emotional punch.” — Patsy Hennessey★★★★★ "JT Lawrence is the queen of short stories." — Dora Bona★★★★★ "Each story is masterfully constructed ... Humorous, touching, creepy, but most of all entertaining, this collection is superb." — Tracy Michelle Anderson***If you're a fan of Roald Dahl or Gillian Flynn you'll love these unsettling stories with a twist in the tale. Are you ready to stay up all night with USA Today bestselling author JT Lawrence?Click now to start reading."Sticky Fingers" has been translated into Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi.

The Shadow Priest

"This is a great beach read." –USA TODAY Network.In the remote Four Corners region of Colorado, Special Agent Nathaniel Arkin, a disgraced former intelligence officer, investigates the killing of a bigoted, vitriolic preacher who was about to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In processing the murder scene, Arkin thinks he recognizes the modus operandi of a shadowy group he pursued and was on the verge of exposing years earlier, just before his abrupt fall from grace and exile from Washington, D.C. Rumored to be run by a self-righteous, lapsed Jesuit priest, it was a group Arkin long suspected of orchestrating an international assassination campaign targeting charismatic, fledgling fanatics—future Hitlers and bin Ladens—just as they emerged from obscurity, before they were capable of instigating mass murder. Reluctant, but aching for redemption, Arkin resumes the chase, setting in motion a chain of events that could lead to his salvation—or his doom. Along the way, he confronts a question that has troubled him for many years: What creates murderous fundamentalists and fanatics like Hitler and bin Laden in the first place?This is the first of a two-book series.

Missing For Good: A gritty crime mystery that will keep you guessing in 2021

Is she alive, or is she missing for good...?When the estranged daughter of Scotland's premier art dealer goes missing, Private Investigator Hanlon is hired to find out where she is.But what she thinks will be a straightforward job, soon turns dangerous. The missing girl, Aurora, has a troubled past but what made her suddenly pack her bags and disappear?Hanlon has her work cut out for her. The stakes are rising and she needs to get to the bottom of the case before someone else is attacked.And is Aurora still alive, or is she missing for good? A gripping new case for feisty female Private Investigator, Hanlon. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Lisa Regan.

Cold Comfort: A gripping crime thriller (Bridgette Cash Mystery Thriller Book 1)

How do you catch a killer who never leaves a clue? Bridgette Cash is a rookie detective working her first murder case. The circumstances surrounding the murder of a young woman lead her to believe it’s the work of a serial killer, but nobody is listening. Convinced the killer will strike again shortly, can Bridgette find enough evidence to catch the killer before another young woman is murdered?

True Confections: An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery

Middle age was never so much fun - if you don't count the murders.When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister's cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two feisty octogenarians and their quirky cat. Mr. Crumbles.But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane is the prime suspect. Enter brooding detective Damon McCloud, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice.Can Jane solve the murder, wrangle her new roommates, and stop herself from falling for the detective?Or will she never get her new life on track?The first cozy mystery book in this delightful USA Today Bestselling series..

The Kimberley Secret: A Jack Rogan Mysteries Prequel

When celebrated war correspondent Jack Rogan receives a phone call during abloody battle in Afghanistan, he knows something is wrong; his father is dying. Withhis last breath, Rogan’s father makes a disturbing revelation that rocks his son to thecore and leaves him pondering who he really is, and where he came from.  With hisworld turned upside down, Rogan soon finds himself irresistibly drawn into adesperate search to find his true identity, and turns to an old friend for help. On adangerous journey of discovery that takes him around the globe and the remotewilderness of outback Australia, Rogan follows clues hidden in unexpected places touncover the truth. Will Rogan succeed? Will the truth – if and when he finally finds it– crush him, or will lifting the curtain of uncertainty and doubt be liberating, andfinally bring peace by showing him who he really is?

Primary Target: The Forging of Luke Stonea??Book #1 (an Action Thriller)

“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)In the much-anticipated debut of a new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, when elite Delta Force soldier Luke Stone, 29, joins a secretive government agency, he is dispatched on the mission of a lifetime: a whirlwind race across Europe and the Mid-East to save the President’s daughter before she is beheaded by terrorists.In PRIMARY TARGET (Book #1), we see the forging of one of the world’s toughest—and most lethal—soldiers: Luke Stone. A 29 year old veteran who has seen enough battle to last a lifetime, Luke is tapped by the Special Response Team, a secretive new FBI agency (led by his mentor Don Morris) to tackle the most high-stake terrorism operations in the world.Luke, still haunted by his wartime past and newly married to an expecting Becca, is dispatched on a mission to Iraq, with his new partner Ed Newsam, to bring in a rogue American contractor. But what begins as a routine mission mushrooms into something much, much bigger.When the President’s teenage daughter, kidnapped in Europe, is ransomed by terrorists, Luke may be the only one in the world who can save her before it is too late.PRIMARY TARGET is an un-putdownable military thriller, a wild action ride that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It marks the long-anticipated debut of a riveting new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, dubbed “one of the best thriller authors” out there.“Thriller writing at its best.”--Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)Books #2-#6 are also available!Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

The Rose Journal: Rose Gardner Journal Entries (Rose Gardner Investigatons)

Rose Gardner Journal entries between Come Rain or Shine and When the Bough Breaks.

Deatha??s Door: A gripping, free short story for crime thriller fans from the Sunday Times bestseller

A new short story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Stalkers, with an exclusive first look at the newest book, Kiss of Death!Obsession makes the heart grow fonder . . .When a stalking case lands on DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg’s desk it seems pretty straightforward.But when Heck discovers that the victim lives in the same house that a young woman was brutally murdered in six years earlier, instinct tells him that it’s not so simple after all.Before long Heck is entangled in something far more dangerous than he had expected. In a race against the clock, can Heck and Gemma stop history from repeating itself – or will they end up getting caught in the crossfire?The Sunday Times bestseller returns with a heart pounding short story that fans of M.J. Arlidge and Stuart MacBride won’t be able to put down.

Shock: A Gripping Mystery Suspense Medical Thriller (Book 1 of 5)

Katie Boles finds her life turned upside when she finds a dead body on her driveway. The mysterious death is reminiscent of the work of a serial killer who terrorized Katie’s hometown five years ago. The police arrested Katie’s brother for the murders, but the trial and her brother’s behavior left her with plenty of questions. After a second killing nearby, Katie is afraid that the Shock Killer, the man who had forced her into hiding, was back to involve her in a second round of murders. Even more frightening is the fact that Katie might have to come face-to-face with her brother and learn the truth of the murders.

Crime Fiction: Private Eye Thriller (mystery, suspense series of mystery, thriller, suspense Thriller Mystery, crime and murder)

(8 RED HOT MYSTERIES STORIES + 3 BONUS MYSTERIES = 11 or 601 words over 430 pages Limited Time TAKE ‘EM NOW!) Make way for 8 IRRESISTIBLE, Private Eye Thrillers… This 8 BOOK Randall Stone Bundle brings you plenty of murders, robbery, kidnapping and everything in between!The perfect boxed set for anyone who enjoys crime thrillers, mystery books and, of course, murder mysteriesKill Me Again Lee Coleman's a low life and a piece of dirty, but when his bodyguard shows up at Stone's office his cold blue eyes peering down a nickel plated 38 revolve Stone's drag into another case. When he finds, Coleman's dead he may be pursuing the wrong suspect. Shallow Grave When Stone is hired to pick up a jar of face cream from a Frenchman named Lorenzo Carlos, he thinks it's going to be a quick one thousand bucks, but faith has its own plans. Stone's life is threatened by a cosmetic company owner that has a soft voice but an itchy trigger finger, leading to an explosion that rocks the foundation of the case. All this for a jar of face cream? There's something wrong in Central City, and it's Stone’s job to find out the truth. Wishful Thinking When a carnival employee hires Randall Stone to investigate his girlfriend, a girl is murdered in a fire accidentally blowing a secret wide open. Cold Fury When Stone meets a beautiful woman in the Lake View Bar, she shows him a clipping out of the Personal columns of the newspaper. An attorney wanted to know the whereabouts of Mary Patton, wife of the late, Ben Patton, who died seven years ago in the Philippine Islands. Mr. Patton left a legacy of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for his wife. She hired Stone to claim her inheritance and he meet a man with his code of vigilante justice and Randall Stone’s on the top of his list.Die to Be Rich When Stone's hired to pick up an envelope for Mellissa, it's supposed to be a simple case, but nothing is as it seems when you’re a private eye. On the way back from the pickup, Stone is covered by two thugs that use him as a punching bag. Now Stone carries out his own brand of justice on the streets of Central City. You’re Going to Die Mr. Stone When a Puerto Rican man walks into Stone’s office and tells him; he’s going to die Stone’s asked to deliver a letter to the man who’s trying to kill the Puerto Rican. A guy just released from prison named Tony Ramirez. And when two men are murdered, Stone tries to find the link between the dead men and lottery racket in the Northpark area. It’s Called Murder Scott Braga has one wish, to talk to his son before he leaves Central City and has 12 hours before he goes. He hires Randall Stone to find his son on Fifth Street one of the most dangerous areas in town. When a murder happens, Stone tries to identify the real culprit. Sweet Letters of Death When a man hoping to find a companion or even a soul mate gets taken for a considerable amount of money through a mail order bride he hires Randall Stone to get his money back. Stone races to expose them before it happens to someone else. Tales of: Detective, Police Detective, Police, Murder, Investigation, Death, Violence, Blood, Shootout, Police Officer, Shot to Death, Corpse, Revenge, Fight, Gun, Murder Investigation, Gunfight, Husband Wife Relationship, Fistfight Neo Noir, Interrogation, Police Investigation, Deception Blood Splatter, Gangster, Beating, Murderer, Punched In the Face, Car Chase, Hostage, Arrest, Policeman, Kidnapping, Shot In The Back, Shot In The Head, Crime Investigation, Police Shootout, Murder Suspect, Police Officer Killed, Surveillance, Suspense, Police Chase, Crime Scene, Robbery Brutality, Psychopath, Serial Killer

Dark Sky (The Misadventures of Max Bowman Book 1)

Max Bowman is a hero for today’s America—mostly because he has absolutely no idea what he’s doing.Years after being tossed on the trash heap by the CIA, Max is just getting by—and fine with it. Who cares if his future is in the rearview mirror? As long as he’s got a Jack Daniels in his hand and his creatively-foul-mouthed singer girlfriend on his arm, why shake things up?Then his old Agency boss shows up with a job that’s way above his paygrade—tracking down the truth about a war hero who was killed in Afghanistan. Because some people think this dead man isn’t so dead.Max treats it as a paycheck and a big fat waste of time. Until that house explodes. And a guy who looks a lot like the hero of a popular ‘60s TV Western puts a target on his forehead. Oh, and then there’s that secret para-military outfit in Montana, which wants to end his assignment in the most unpleasant way possible. It all happens in DARK SKY, a sardonic spin on the traditional thriller and the beginning of Max Bowman’s hilarious and harrowing misadventures.

Fighting Dirty: A Jack Lisbon Crime Thriller (The Fighting Detective)

It took just one bad decision to put his whole life in jeopardyTough-talking London Detective Inspector Jack Lisbon now faces a life-changing choice – seek justice or exact vengeanceAfter a young fighter takes a beating for throwing a bout, DI Lisbon makes a decision that will come back to haunt him – he accepts a bribe to look the other way. With everything poised to go pear-shaped, the embattled cop embarks on a path that could destroy his career, or save him from destruction. One thing you can be sure of, ex-boxer Lisbon never backs down from a fight!The twist at the end will leave you breathless!⭐ A story of evil and redemption⭐ The characters leap off the page⭐ Jack Lisbon is a kick-ass investigator who packs a punch⭐ An action-packed page-turnerFollow Jack Lisbon's journey in the upcoming series: "The Fighting Detective"

Agent of Influence: A Thriller

Cairo, Egypt, 1953 - A secret sect calling itself the Brotherhood of the Caliphate splinters off from the Muslim Brotherhood as the storm clouds of revolution gather. Louisville, KY, 1973 - Political power broker and multi-millionaire Aman Kazim's Derby contending thoroughbred is slaughtered just hours before the race. Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004 - An unusual joint FBI/CIA operation goes horribly wrong as CIA agent Anna Starks vanishes in the glittering lights of sin city while attempting to track down a potential threat to the country. Washington DC, 2005 - Zachariah Hardin, a politician with a mysterious past has reached the zenith of his power as the first foreign-born president. From the back alleys of ancient Cairo, to the glitzy nightlife of Vegas, to the corridors of power in DC, Agent of Influence is the thriller ahead of the news cycle. Find out why reviewers are saying:"A taut political thriller that moves with speed and agility." Kirkus Indie Reviews. "This is one roller coaster ride readers won't want to get off." Foreword Clarion Reviews. "tightly plotted...If you are into Muslim conspiracy theories this is a particularly timely book...There is a scene from the 1973 Secretariat win at the Derby that is worth the price of admission." Bookreview.com "I enjoyed this book as much as any Tom Clancy/Vince Flynn/Dan Brown/Ian Fleming novel." Amazon review.Novels / Short Stories by Russell HamiltonAgent of Influence One Single Warrior (sequel to Agent of Influence)Tropical Heat (short story involving characters in Agent of Influence)The Wet Job (collection of short stories involving characters in Agent of Influence)

A Game of Proof: A Mother's Fight to Defend her Son (The Trials of Sarah Newby series Book 1)

A mother's worst nightmare - can her son be guilty of murder?Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders? Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time? When she herself finds evidence of his guilt, how can she defend him? 'A top class British legal thriller which puts the author up there with his American counterparts, John Grisham, Scott Turow and Michael Connolly.' Tim Kevan, barrister.'A brilliant British crime thriller that you really should read. Sarah Burns, Kindle Book Review. 'One of the ABSOLUTE BEST legal mystery books I've ever read.' Amazon reader review.Winner of the B.R.A.G Medallion of Excellence, 2016.

I Know Your Every Move (Sophie Brown Book 1)

Is Sophie being followed?A sinister phone call, an unknown visitor. What is happening?Sophie has worked hard to free herself from the clutches of addiction and turn her life around. Now she practices as a counsellor in a women's centre in Manchester. She tries to help her client Cassie escape the clutches of a violent boyfriend.Her own life is about to be turned upside down.How can she uncover the truth, when she can't trust what is real?The more she delves, the closer she gets to danger.Can she revisit her dark past before it is too late? I Know Your Every Move is a dark, gripping, twist-filled psychological thriller. It's the first in the Sophie Brown Mystery Series. Great for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Rachel Abbott.What other readers are saying -Excellent. A well researched, informative, pacy novel with believable characters and insightful descriptions. Amazon verified customerFound this a gripping storyline, had me guessing, great read. Amazon verified customerKeeps you guessing right until the end. Haven't enjoyed a book as much in a long time. Unputdownable. Amazon verified customerReally enjoyed the twists and turns in this book Amazon verified customerPick up your copy now.

The Protocol (A James Acton Thriller, Book #1) (James Acton Thrillers)

*** BOOK #1 OF THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES ON SALE NOW! ***THE FINAL SKULL HAS BEEN FOUND. NOW ALL HELL'S BREAKING LOOSE.For two thousand years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.Caught in the middle is Archaeology Professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about.From USA TODAY and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy, comes The Protocol, the first entry in an action-packed globe-spanning series of thrillers certain to leave you breathless. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this taut tale of archaeological suspense. Get The Protocol now, and dig up a thriller two thousand years in the making…About the James Acton Thrillers:★★★★★ "James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!"The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs, the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers, have sold over one million copies. If you love non-stop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today!★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.”

Agent Red: Fatal Memory- Gripping Mystery, Suspense and Crime Thriller (Agent Red:Teagan Stone Series Book 1)

Early in her military career, Teagan Stone was recruited from the Navy to work with an elite group, where she became a notorious spy. After many years of service, all she wants to do is focus on her husband and three kids.Instead of enjoying retirement, she wakes up one day and finds herselfchained to a bed in a 4x4 cell with no memory of how she got there or why. The life she tried to leave behind has dragged her back.Once again Teagan must rely on her time as a undercover government operative, to work a mission she didn’t ask for, while doing things she hasn’t done in years, in order to save her country.Follow this adrenaline-packed, political spy thriller as this once deadly homemaker navigates a world filled with espionage, intrigue, and deadly assassins!Reading Order of SeriesAgent Red:Fatal Memory-Teagan Stone Book 1Agent Red:Fatal Target-Teagan Stone Book 2 Agent Red:Fatal Crime-Teagan Stone Book 3 Agent Red:Fatal Justice Teagan Stone Book 4

The Fast Train to the Grave: A page-turning laugh-out-loud noir mystery set in the golden age of crime (Rusty Macduff Book 0)

There's a corpse on his train - and a killer still on board...Rusty Macduff is a private eye with a niche: he only takes on the cases every other detective in the golden age of crime turns down. But this time he hasn't got a choice. The only other passenger in his railway compartment has just been murdered in front of him without a sound or sign of struggle, and there's no other detective on his train.There's less than an hour till the train arrives at its final stop. Somewhere an ingenious killer must still be on board. Somehow Rusty has to find and stop him -- before he can escape forever.The Rusty Macduff mysteries are addictive laugh-out-loud golden age detective thrillers for those who like their crime quirky - loved by fans of Edmund Crispin and P. G. Wodehouse.+ + +THE FAST TRAIN TO THE GRAVE is a novella-length Rusty Macduff mystery. For the first full-length novel in the Rusty Macduff series, be sure to check out THE GIRL FOR THE GOLD ("Joyous, amusing and highly entertaining. There are too many funny lines to mention." --E. V. Seymour, bestselling novelist).

The Signal: A First Contact That Would Drag Our World Towards Armageddon. (Earth Song)

For decades radio telescopes have scoured the skies for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence but have found none. Why? Could it be we really are alone in the universe? Or is it that the truth has been withheld from us by a global conspiracy of silence?When radio telescope operators Lauren Stelleck, a woman with a special gift enabling her to literally see certain sounds, and Steve Andrews, a diehard sci-fi geek, detect a signal like no other at Jodrell Bank in England, a chain of events is unleashed that propels Earth towards all-out nuclear war. Can Lauren and Steve unlock the secret of the signal before our species tears itself apart?The Signal is a prequel novella to the Earth Song series and the Fractured Light trilogy, and is part of the Multiverse Chronicles, an epic series of interlinked stories that follows the struggle of humanity to survive across parallel universes.Watch the skies because the darkness is coming for us.What Readers Are Saying...★★★★★ "This book was a total blast - a lean, fast-paced, intelligent sci-fi thriller that reads like the very best of classic (and classy) British sci-fi. Taut, contained, with an almost real-time feel to it, it's a perfect read-it-in-one-sitting page-turner. Will I be back for the follow up books? Oh yes!"★★★★★ "I am so pleased that I am rather late at this party and the remaining books are already published and I don't have to wait. That's it. I have something urgent to do now. Read the next book in the series."★★★★★ "What a thoroughly enjoyable short story and a brilliant introduction to the Earth Song series. I came across Nick Cook's book by accident, and boy am I glad I did. Decided to start with this book first, then move on the Earth Song series. Nick is obviously a very accomplished writer as I stayed up into the small hours to complete this book. A brilliant story with really good characters too. I shall be reading all his books now!"★★★★★  "Superbly written short story. Great characters and plot with twists and turns on almost every page. A great introduction to Nick Cook's work!" Author Note: For my friends across the Pond please note this book is written in UK English and uses single quotes rather than double ones. Yes, Brits are weird like that! Please also note that there is the occasional use of strong language in The Signal and the story deals with adult themes. Recommended age is 16+.The Signal is the prequel to Earth Song and is part of the Multiverse Chronicles, an epic series of interlinked stories that includes the Fractured Light trilogy, following humanity’s struggle to survive across parallel universes.Suggested reading order of the Multiverse Chronicles(1) The Signal(2) The Earth Song series, Earth Song, Earth Cry, Earth Shout and coming soon, Earth Shriek. (3) The Fractured Light trilogy, Fractured Light, Fading Light, Death of Light (please note although these have been written with teenager protagonists they are written as crossovers suitable for everyone). The events covered in this trilogy occur after the Earth Song series.

The Sasha McCandless Series: Volume 1 (Books 1-3) (The Sasha McCandless Box Set Series)

Now available in one volume, the first three fast-paced, suspense-packed legal thrillers in the Sasha McCandless series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller!Irreparable Harm (Book 1)After eight long years, Sasha McCandless is about to make partner at a prestigious law firm. When a plane operated by her client slams into the side of a mountain, killing everyone aboard, Sasha gears up to defend the inevitable civil lawsuits. She soon realizes the crash was no accident: a developer has created an application that can control a commercial plane's onboard computer from a smartphone. Sasha joins forces with a federal air marshal, and they race to prevent another airline disaster. But when people close to the matter start turning up dead, Sasha must rely on both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop the madman before he kills her.Inadvertent Disclosure (Book 2)Six months after an airplane crash altered the course of Sasha's professional and personal life, she's focused on building her solo law practice and tending her budding relationship with federal air marshal Leo Connelly, who helped her stop a madman. When she drives from Pittsburgh to rural Clear Brook County to argue a discovery motion, she finds a town bitterly divided over the issue of hydrofracking the Marcellus Shale. Outsiders from the oil and gas industry and environmental activists threaten to rip apart the community's fabric. Then the town's only judge is murdered, and Sasha can't just walk away. As she works to find the killer, she must race to save the town before it fractures beyond repair.Irretrievably Broken (Book 3)The venerable law firm of Prescott & Talbott is reeling from the murder of partner Ellen Mortenson -- purportedly at the hands of her estranged husband -- when a photograph of the dead woman arrives, her face Xed out and "ONE DOWN" scrawled across the bottom. Within days, a second partner is murdered, her husband also accused. Sasha doesn't practice criminal defense, so she's suspicious when her former firm asks her to represent Ellen's husband. Owing Prescott a favor, she takes the case and soon finds herself representing not one, but both, of the so-called Lady Lawyer Killers. The long hours jeopardize her relationship with Leo Connelly when he needs her most. That's the least of Sasha's troubles, though, because what she doesn't know is that the real killer is waging a vendetta for a past case gone wrong. And there's one more lawyer on his list.

The River: A Christopher Radcliff Short Story

A FREE short story introducing readers to Elizabethan academic and intelligencer Dr Christopher Radcliff, hero of the historical thriller, The Incendium Plot . . . Cambridge on the morning of a day in April, the year of Our Lord 1569.And Christopher Radcliff, Doctor of Civil Laws at Pembroke Hall and recruiter of clever young men to the service of the Earl of Leicester, is amongst a crowd of excited townsfolk and university scholars gathered on a field to watch a game of foot ball. It is to be played between the apprentices of the town and pupils of the colleges and it is hoped it will reconcile differences between town and gown. Bets are placed, wagers made. On the field long-standing animosities surface and violence breaks out but not before the college team is victorious, thanks to the skill of a Pembroke Hall man, John Groom.Later that day, Radcliff is summoned to the senior tutor’s rooms. It transpires that John Groom has been locked up on a serious charge of assault – he’d nearly caused a cobbler’s apprentice to drown. If found guilty, Groom would be expelled from college and face imprisonment. But Christopher smells a rat. He believes the charge to be the fabrication of someone with a serious grudge against the young man, and yet it does seem as if Groom is hiding something. Enlisting the help of his friend Edward Allington and his wife Katherine, Dr Radcliff knows the truth lies somewhere within the infamous den that is Slegge’s gaming house…

No Game for a Dame (Maggie Sullivan Mysteries Book 1)

A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan out of most scrapes – until a stranger threatens to bust her nose, she’s hauled in on suspicion of his murder and she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a crime boss with connections at City Hall.Moving through streets where people line up at soup kitchens, Maggie draws information from sources others overlook: The waitress at the dime store lunch counter where she has breakfast; a ragged newsboy; the other career girls at her rooming house. Her digging gets her chloroformed and left in a ditch behind the wheel of her DeSoto. She makes her way to an upscale bordello and gets tea – and information – from the madam herself.A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie’s hat. Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off. A new cop whose presence unsettles her thinks she’s crooked. Before she finds all the answers she needs, she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and a far more lethal point-blank killer.If you like Robert B. Parker's hard boiled Spencer series and strong women sleuths, don't miss this one-of-a-kind Ohio detective from a time in United States history when dames wore hats -- but seldom a Smith & Wesson.

The Perfect Murder: Spine-chilling short stories for long summer nights

Spine-chilling short stories for long summer nights…Featuring short stories from e-book bestsellers Paul Finch, Jacqui Rose and Mark Sennen and highly anticipated stories from Luca Veste and Michael Russell, this short story collection will have you up all night.Each short story is followed up by exclusive extracts of each of the authors’ upcoming titles.Before Noon by Jacqui Rose: A nail-biting story that focuses on the events prior to a safe deposit robbery.Time’s Up by Luca Veste: Set in Liverpool a grisly tale of being lost and seeking redemption.Him! by Paul Finch: The darkest things happen at night… A thriller sure to keep you on the edge of your seat from the #1 bestseller Paul Finch.Wunderland by Mark Sennen: A chilling story based at a writer’s retreat in the middle of nowhere.The Puzzle Behind The Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O’Bryan: A feature that looks at Laurence’s fascination with conspiracy theories.An Act Of Contrition by Michael Russell: when Donal Kerrigan is found dead and the man who shot him has admitted the murder, it seems likes a closed case. Yet, all is not as it first appears as Inspector David Gillespie soon discovers.

The Killing Type: A short story from the bestselling author of My Husbanda??s Wife

ATWISTED TALE FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND BLOOD SISTERS - THE PERFECT TRAIN-RIDE READSusie and her sister have never been close. These days they barely speak. So when Danielle messages her out of the blue and begs to meet, Susie knows something must be wrong. But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but surely he wouldn't hurt her?Then the accident happens. And Susie is forced to rethink everything. Who is lying?Who is telling the truth?And who, really, is the killing type?JANE CORRY - THE QUEEN OF THE TWISTY READ:'A dark, complex and compelling thriller that kept me turning the pages until the end' B A Paris'Jane Corry is a true master of psychological suspense' Kathryn Croft'The perfect summer read!' L J Ross'Jane Corry hooks us from page one' Jane Holland'Jane Corry is the new queen of the psychological thriller. Don't miss this' Kate Furnivall'Fans of psychological thrillers will be hooked after the first page' Closer'Jane Corry weaves a morally complex, twisty tale' Kate Hamer'A rollercoaster of dramatic twists' Elizabeth Haynes

Don't Stop Me: Vic (The McCabe Brothers Book 1)

The only woman he has ever loved has sworn to hate him forever.The first book in the McCabe Brothers, a spinoff of the big family romance series The Friessens from New York Times & USA Today bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart.— “I loved this book! It is so relevant to our times with racial profiling, jumping to conclusions and intolerance leading to heartache and misery.” LSG ReviewerFifteen years ago, Vic McCabe was headed down a one-way road to destruction with the love of his life. But then the unthinkable happened, a mistake that changed their lives forever. Successful billionaire contractor Vic McCabe is a man every woman wants, but he gives his heart to no one. However, one day a reporter shows up, asking questions about a past he’s buried, a mistake he made fifteen years ago that could destroy his future and that of the woman he’s tried to forget. After evidence surfaces, dredging up details of the night that changed his life forever, Vic is forced to seek out the only woman he’s ever loved—the woman who has sworn to hate him forever.The McCabe BrothersDon’t Stop Me Don’t Catch Me Don’t Run From Me Don't Hide From Me Don't Leave Me (Claudia)

Buy a Bullet (A free Orphan X ebook short story)

AN EXCLUSIVE EBOOK SHORT STORY, NOT A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL. Taken from a children's home as a young boy, Evan Smoak was a trained to become a government operative known as Orphan X. But then he broke with the programme.Now living out of sight and out of reach of his former employers, Evan chances upon a young woman in a coffee shop in Northern California who needs his help. Brutalized and under the control of a very powerful, dangerous man, she knows her life is at risk if she doesn't escape. And Evan knows that only a man with his particular set of skills has any chance of setting her free. His next move was never in doubt.Buy A Bullet is the story of the day Orphan X became The Nowhere Man.Praise for Orphan X:'Outstanding in every way' LEE CHILD'Read this book. You will thank me later'DAVID BALDACCI'The most gripping thriller I've read in a long, long time!' TESS GERRITSEN'The page-turner of the season is Orphan X ... Wonderful'THE TIMES'Memorable as hell'JAMES PATTERSON'The most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity' ROBERT CRAIS'A page-turning masterpiece' JONATHAN KELLERMAN'A new series character to rival Reacher'INDEPENDENT'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series' DAILY MAIL'There is a pristine classicism to Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X, which borrows from Robert Ludlum and superhero lore to bring us Evan Smoak . . . Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places . . . Orphan X is weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master.' GUARDIAN'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' HARLAN COBEN'Orphan X is not good. Orphan X is great. Whatever you like best in a thriller - action, plot, character, suspense - Orphan X has it'SIMON TOYNE'Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher'LISA GARDNER'Bond, Frodo, Paddington Bear - some of literature's greatest heroes have been orphans. Add Orphan X's Evan Smoak to the list'SHORTLIST'Orphan X is outstanding . . . a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller'WASHINGTON POST'Bestseller Hurwitz melds non-stop action and high-tech gadgetry with an acute character study in this excellent series opener . . . Evan Smoak is an electrifying character'PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series'ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hunt For Justice: Judge Willa Carson Books 1 - 2

Special edition! Limited time only! HUNT FOR JUSTICE: Judge Willa Carson Books 1-2“Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” -- Lee ChildContains the first two #1 Bestselling Willa Carson novels from USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Diane CapriDue Justice — When Judge Willa Carson's "little sister" Carly's in trouble, she's forced to ask Willa for help. Carly knows too much about a powerful Tampa conspiracy. When Carly becomes the number one suspect in the murder of a prominent plastic surgeon, Willa risks everything to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Can she do it?Twisted Justice — War hero General Randall Andrews has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court and Willa's husband George Carson leads the fight to defeat him. Until George is arrested for Andrews' murder and Willa pulls out all the stops to free her husband. Can Willa defeat the powerful forces against him or will her beloved George die on death row?Open this set and you'll agree with fans of Sue Grafton, Margaret Maron, William Kent Krueger, Louise Penny, John Grisham, Lee Child, and more:"Diane writes like the maestro of the jigsaw puzzle. Sit back in your favorite easy chair, pour a glass of crisp white wine, and enter her devilishly clever world." – David Hagberg, New York Times Bestselling Author of Kirk McGarvey Thrillers"Expertise shines on every page." – Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President and MWA Grand Master 2013"When Judge Wilhelmina Carson returns, I'll be waiting!" – The Contra Costa Times"Judge Willa is the nicest, most likable sleuth to come along in years!" – Harriet KlausnerGrab your copy now and start reading today!

The Avenged: A Detective Series of Crime and Suspense Thrillers (The Jacob Hayden Series Book 1)

**RE-EDITED VERSION AS OF 12/11/13**Alex Cross isn’t the only detective in D.C.When a calculating sniper opens fire into Dupont Circle's crowded park, Detective Jacob Hayden leads an intense manhunt for the kind of killer that he's never faced before.Meanwhile, prominent D.C. Superior Court Judge, Frank Peters, comes under investigation when an associate is murdered. Judge Peters is known to be a hot head, and the last thing you want is to be on his bad side.Follow the investigations and see how the sniper and the judge lead Jacob to a path that ends either with justice or revenge.The suspense is nail biting.

Sin, Repent, Repeat: TO KILL IS TO BE ABSOLVED (Ironash - Detective Inspector Shona Williams Book 1)

Revenge is best served cold.When Shona Williams returns to her hometown, Ironash, as an experienced DI, she has scores to settle. Justice will be delivered. What they did to her was evil.Trouble is, she's been thrown into the middle of a serial killer's spree. Barely catching a breath between murders, he's rampant, merciless, twisted, and preys on the weak.Will her new partner, Earle Montague, be a hindrance or a help? Will she have time to work on her very personal case? And will the murderer slip up so they can swoop in?Only God knows.*Ironash is a thrilling detective series following DI Shona Williams as she fights crime and seeks her own justice - best read in order.

The Reluctant Trader: A fast-paced political thriller

A story of political ambition, greed, love and revenge, The Reluctant Trader is a fast-paced thriller following fictional events in just one week at the end of January 2016, the start of what, by any yardstick, was an extraordinary year in British politics.When disgraced former soldier, Adam Fraser, goes to work for well-connected tax-exile and billionaire, Ricky Al-Shawabi, as an oil trader, he finds himself at the centre of a British operation trying to expose Al-Shawabi as a criminal tax evader. However, the tentacles of Al-Shawabi’s operation reach high into the British political system. Before he realises it, Fraser is embroiled in Ricky’s deadliest deal yet: supplying laundered money to ISIS in Iraq. When the British authorities threaten to shut down the whole operation, little does anyone realise what the political repercussions are likely to be in Downing Street.This fast-paced political mystery is set in London, Monaco and Iraq. It provides a fictional backstory behind some of the extraordinary events that shaped British politics in 2016.

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JAMES PATTERSON called Adam Hamdy's debut PENDULUM 'one of the best thrillers of the year'. Now meet John Wallace, the lead of PENDULUM in this exclusive novella, perfect for fans of Lee Child's JACK REACHER series and Gregg Hurwitz's ORPHAN X. Embedded with the British Army in Afghanistan, recording the devastation that the war on terror has brought to the country, photo-journalist John Wallace's endurance is about to be put to the ultimate test.A planned assault on an insurgent compound has gone wrong with devastating consequences. Now Wallace has only one option if he is going to get justice for those involved. He can expose those responsible. But to do that, he will have to RUN...The noose is tightening...

His Hand In the Storm: Gray James Detective Murder Mystery and Suspense (Chief Inspector Gray James Detective Murder Mystery Series Book 1)

Colorado Gold MYSTERY AWARD WINNER. Daphne du Maurier Suspense Finalist.A MAN COPES ANY WAY HE CAN AFTER KILLING HIS ONLY SON.His team believes he’s calm and Zen. His boss finds him obsessive. Suspects think him gorgeous but dangerous. They’re all right.Chief Inspector Gray James is sculpting the remembered likeness of his small son when he receives the call – a faceless corpse is found hanging by the choppy river, swirls of snow and sand rolling like tumbleweeds.Montreal glitters: the cobbled streets slippery with ice, and the mighty St. Lawrence jetting eastward past the city. One by one, someone is killing the founders of a booming medical tech startup – propelling Gray into a downward spiral that shatters his hard-earned peace, that risks his very life, that threatens to force him to care and face what he has shunned all along: his hand in the storm.From the prize-winning author comes a psychological, page-turning mystery with all the elements one needs on a rainy night: a complex murder, a noble yet haunted detective, and an evocative setting to sink into. Scroll up to get to know Gray and download His Hand In the Storm.

Looks That Deceive (MedAir Series Book 1)

Two prominent medical malpractice attorneys are dead.Can you imagine the stuff flowing downhill into Detective Lynch Cully’s lap?From his lieutenant’s office. From his chief’s office. The mayor’s office. The governor.He’s already facing the toughest case of his career: a serial assailant who leaves his victims unable to testify.Are these cases related? Has the perpetrator upped his game?Amy Gibbs, RN is a newly recruited med-evac flight nurse who left the ER, its stress, and memories of a certain detective behind. On one fateful call, she hears the deathbed confession of a man whom police are seeking as a person of interest in the attacks. Within hours, the lives of Amy Gibbs and Lynch Cully intertwine in a story that unravels a web of identity theft, electronic eavesdropping, and stalking amid a confusion of identities.Can Lynch move one step ahead of this killer? Or is the distraction—of a girlfriend he regrets leaving—too much?A great thriller? Bodies-yes. Plot twists-yes. Reading past your bedtime-yes. See why so many readers have discovered the MedAir Series. Download Looks that Deceive now, but be forewarned: it won't cure your insomnia.

The Alexandria Project: A Tale of Treachery and Technology (Frank Adversego Thrillers Book 1)

Cybersecurity super-sleuth Frank Adversego finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA as hackers try to destroy the USA. Only by defeating the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. Data is disappearing from computers everywhere. As the nation nears collapse, Frank Adversego, a brilliant but conflicted cyber security expert, finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA. Only by uncovering the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. What follows is a fast-paced, satirical tale of cyber sleuthing, international espionage, and nuclear brinksmanship that accurately portrays our increasing vulnerability to cyberattack.THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT is fiction that cuts close to the bone. But where George Orwell envisioned 1984 from the safety of thirty-five years out, the future that Updegrove describes may already be upon us. That's what makes it dangerous, and that's what makes THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT an important as well as riveting read.- Dan Geer, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, In-Q-Tel Andrew Updegrove brings a rare combination of drama, satire and technical accuracy to his writing. The result is a book you can't put down that tells you things you might wish you didn't know. - Admiral James G. Stavridis, retired Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and current Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and DiplomacyAndy Updegrove's Frank Adversego thrillers are realistic page-turners, making it clear that if you're not worried about cybersecurity you're not paying attention. – Bruce Schneier, of Schneier on Security

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Regendered

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s collection of stories featuring the world’s greatest consulting detective has now been re-written, with all the characters regendered. Now follow Miss Sherlock Holmes as she uses her unparalleled powers of deduction to solve her most challenging mysteries.The Adventures of Sherlock Homes is a collection of twelve of the best stories featuring the great detective. From unravelling the curious circumstances her new client finds herself in in The Red-Headed League to discovering the mysterious cause of death during The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Miss Sherlock Holmes’s powers of deduction will astound you!

Violence in the Blood: A British Crime Thriller (The Crime Syndicate Book 1)

Violence in the Blood documents Thompson's rise to power from the backstreets of Glasgow to the industrial heartland of the Midlands.Malkie Thompson's got ambition and he won't let anything stand in his way in his bid to rise to the top. He's outgrown Glasgow and his boss, McAlister. It's time to step out from the shadow of his mentor and establish his own Firm.Join the rampage as Malkie and his crew blaze a trail of mayhem and destruction north and south of the border, and witness the birth of the crime syndicate.

The Text: A short story

**A new short story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Local Girl Missing and Last Seen Alive. Her newest novel, Do Not Disturb, is out 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, the 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, the bestselling author of Everything But the Truth'Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, the 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, the bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

The Teacher: Penny Green Short Mystery 1 (Penny Green Victorian Mystery Series)

A short murder mystery. Enjoy this read in thirty minutes.London 1881. A young teacher dies at a school just weeks after her sister. A tragic coincidence or something more sinister?Fleet Street reporter Penny Green is suspicious but nothing suggests the sisters have been murdered. The police are disinterested and the school wants to move on from the tragedy. How can Penny persuade someone to listen to her?Penny risks taking matters into her own hands. But the risk might be a step too far.What readers say about Penny Green:★★★★★ “A Victorian Delight!”★★★★★ “Good clean mystery in an enjoyable historical setting”★★★★★ “If you are unfamiliar with the Penny Green Series, acquaint yourselves immediately!”★★★★★ “Interesting, complex, believable characters”★★★★★ “I found myself enthralled by Penny Green”★★★★★ “An outstanding female lead character”★★★★★ “I was engrossed from beginning to end”★★★★★ “If you like Agatha Christie books you are going to like this one”★★★★★ “I have found Ms. Organ's story telling to be flawlessly entertaining!”★★★★★ “Very strong mystery set in a very interesting time and place”★★★★★ “Ms. Organ draws you into Penny's world with her delicious descriptions and masterful story telling”★★★★★ “I am very pleased with how this series is becoming one of my favorites!”★★★★★ “Read the books in this series.... guarantee you won’t be disappointed!”★★★★★ “A great read with a real twist at the end. Emily just gets better and better with this series.”The Penny Green Mystery Series is set in 1880s London. The Teacher accompanies the series and the books can be read in any order:Book 1 - LimelightBook 2 - The RookeryBook 3 - The Maid's SecretBook 4 - The InventorBook 5 - Curse of the PoppyBook 6 - The Bermondsey PoisonerBook 7 - An Unwelcome GuestBook 8 - Death at the WorkhouseBook 9 - The Gang of St Bride'sAlso available:The Penny Green Series: Books 1-3 (The Penny Green Series Boxset Book 1)The Penny Green Series: Books 4-6 (The Penny Green Series Boxset Book 2)

An Unconventional Holmes: Three Unnatural Cases

Sherlock Holmes must solve three cases that carry him into the unnatural: the disappearance of the Baker Street Irregulars, the true identity of a Great War veteran, and a vampyre’s grisly death. He must cross into the worlds of the Grimm Brothers and Bram Stoker to unravel the mysteries confronting him. Can Holmes’ conventional methods still function in the unconventional world?

Destroyer (Destroyer Trilogy Book 1)

The Poseidon Adventure meets LOST in this psychological thriller about a group of people trapped on a damaged space ship.Jaigar expected to wake up after thirty years to start building a new world in another star system. Instead, he finds himself one of a handful of survivors on an abandoned colony ship.With no food or water, and only emergency power, his first challenge is to keep everyone alive. The next is to try and solve the mystery of their situation, by figuring out what happened to the original crew and other colonists.But Jaigar will find survival more difficult than he expects, especially when each of the other survivors has a secret that could help him - or kill him.

Murder by Misrule (A Francis Bacon Mystery Book 1)

Brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss -- and in danger.Bacon must put down his books and investigate the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn in order to regain the queen's favor. He recruits his unwanted protégé, Thomas Clarady, to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a wealthy privateer, Tom will gladly do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder.The first clues point to a Catholic conspirator, but other motives for murder quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the victim's legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets.Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even Bacon is at a loss -- and in danger -- until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Indie Books of 2014.Don't dally: jump right into the first book in this award-winning mystery series!

Cozy Mystery Starter Set - Six Books

A six-book collection of cozy mystery stories:A Secret Killer - A Julia Blake Cozy MysteryA Lesson In Deceit - A Julia Blake Short Cozy MysteryThe Death Planner - A Storage Ghost MurderA Lonely Death - A Pearl and Derek MysteryPlaying At Murder - A Butterworth MysteryA Ghost In The Store - A Ruby and Nessa Mystery A Secret Killer - A Julia Blake Cozy MysteryJulia Blake runs a cleaning business. She also has the uncanny knack of discovering murdered people.In this story Julia visits one of her clients, a genealogist called Hugo Barnes. Hugo has uncovered a family secret during the course of his work. He tells Julia that the client won’t be happy about the secret he’s discovered.Julia finds Hugo’s dead body the next day. She makes her own investigations into Hugo’s death and soon discovers that his assistant, Dinah, and his brother, Gilbert, have strong motives for killing him.Julia also finds out who the last client of Hugo’s was. Did they have a motive to kill Hugo too?And who is the man who’s been watching Julia’s house?A Lesson In Deceit - A Julia Blake Short Cozy Mystery In this story, Julia travels to Edinburgh University to visit her son, Sam. It’s not long before she stumbles upon a dead body. Julia is happy to leave the murder investigation to the police – until her son becomes one of their suspects. Julia has no option but to get herself involved, despite the danger she puts herself in.The Death Planner - A Storage Ghost MurderGrace Abrahams helps ghosts – particularly those who were murdered. She meets the ghosts at storage locker auctions. Grace meets Jenny Lorrimer. Jenny was strangled by the lead of her headset. Grace finds out that Jenny was an events planner and she was murdered at a wedding that she’d organised. Grace delves further and discovers two suspects – Jenny’s sister and Jenny’s best friend. A shock discovery leads her down a different route.A Lonely Death - A Pearl And Derek MysteryDerek Quill is an elderly gent who can see the ghosts of murdered people. With the help of his ghostly friend, Pearl, he finds out who killed them.In his first investigation, Derek meets the ghost of Eric Malone. Derek knows Eric from his schooldays. Eric bullied Derek mercilessly back then and now he’s asking for Derek’s help. Derek soon discovers that Eric never changed his bullying ways and there is more than one person who could be a suspect.Playing At Murder - A Butterworth MysteryA short murder mystery storyIt’s always been a dream of Connie Butterworth’s to be a private investigator. Now that she’s retired, she makes that dream a reality and sets herself up as an investigator.With reluctant help from her sister-in-law, Sable, Connie takes on her first client.What starts out as a simple case of tracking down a missing person soon turns into an intriguing case of deception, phone hacking and murder. A Ghost In The Store - A Ruby And Nessa MysteryA short ghost story.Ruby Laurel is a ghost hunter. She locates ghosts who are haunting places – or people.In this first story, Ruby is called upon to investigate a haunting in a supermarket. She soon discovers the ghost of a young woman called Mary Jackson. How is Mary connected to the supermarket? And why is she haunting it?Ruby’s investigation is made more difficult by the arrival of her troublesome younger sister, Nessa. Will Nessa help, or hinder, the investigation? 

Mind Machines (Human++ Book 1)

From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Dima Zales, an intense new techno-thriller that pushes the limits of what it means to be human. With billions in the bank and my own venture capital firm, I’m living the American dream. My only problem? A car accident that leaves my mother with memory problems.Brainocytes, a new technology that can transform our brains, could be the answer to all of my problems—but I’m not the only one who sees its potential.Plunged into a criminal underworld darker than anything I could’ve imagined, my life-saving technology might be the death of me.My name is Mike Cohen, and this is how I became more than human.Please note: This book was formerly titled Human++.

Past Crimes: A Compendium of Historical Mysteries

Step into the past through three historical mysteries that reach from Imperial Rome to Victorian London.Blood Debts(Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries)Leonidas, freedman, once the most popular gladiator in Rome and champion of the games, now must fight for his life outside the arena. A man who owed him money was murdered, and Leonidas is a prime suspect. With the assistance of Cassia, daughter of a Greek scribe who has been bestowed upon him as his slave, Leonidas fights for justice in the back lanes of Imperial Rome.A Soupçon of Poison(Kat Holloway Victorian Mysteries)Kat Holloway, a young cook who is highly sought after by the wealthy of Victorian London, becomes embroiled in murder and must clear her name. Only the mysterious Daniel McAdam, who is much more than he seems, can come to her aid.The Necklace Affair(Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her cherished diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lacey quickly becomes enmeshed in scandal and past secrets, and finds himself competing with the underworld criminal, James Denis, for the necklace's retrieval.This collection includes three novellas of 25,000-30,000 words each.

12 Shots: 12 Crimes... 12 Authors... 12 Stories

12 short thrillers from master storytellers… 12 exciting series to dive into in one volume.Meet compelling characters in stories that pack a punch and keep you turning the pages. You’ll encounter bodyguards, police officers, private detectives, bounty hunters, coroners, firefighters, vigilantes, hackers and a variety of oddballs. They share a knack for getting into trouble – but have the skills and determination to get themselves out.Each pulse-pounding story features the author’s main characters. When you find one you love, there’s a series behind it, waiting for you. Get 12 shots while you can and discover your new favourite crime thriller series.

Operation Zigzag: Evea??s War (The Heroines of SOE Series Book 1)

Eve’s War is a series of twelve novellas. Each book contains approximately 20,000 words and a complete story. Kindly note that the price throughout the series will be set at the minimum level and that Eve’s story arc will be concluded at the end of the series.Marseille, December 1942“We’re in a fix,” Vincent said. “The Gestapo have captured a British agent, code name Zigzag. They picked him up through his false identity papers, only the thing is they haven’t discovered his true identity, yet. But they will. And he will talk. They all do in the end. And when he talks he will reveal secrets that will destroy the local resistance networks, including our own. But there’s a way out, through a guard. He’s open to bribes. We’d like you to meet the guard, bribe him, spring Zigzag from the Gestapo prison then escort him over the mountain pass into Spain.”“Why me?” I asked.“Because you helped to establish the escape network. And you know the mountain trails like the back of your hand. Furthermore, as the wife of respected industrialist Michel Beringar you are above suspicion.”I glanced at Michel. From the stern look on his face, I could tell that he wasn’t pleased. Was this one risk too many? And as for me being above suspicion...the Gestapo were following me and they were tapping my phone.As a child, I’d run away from home. As a teenager, I’d travelled the world, living on my wits. As a journalist, I’d witnessed atrocities inflicted in the name of fascism. As a member of the Resistance, I’d eyeballed fear and stared it down. For the past thirty years I’d lived a full life. I could do this. However, even as I voiced my agreement I knew that my life in Marseille, my life with Michel, would never be the same.The books in series order:Operation Zigzag Operation Locksmith Operation Broadsword Operation Treasure Operation SherlockOperation CameoOperation RoseOperation Watchmaker Operation OverlordOperation Jedburgh Operation Butterfly Operation Liberty

The Wife a?? Part One: A gripping psychological thriller full of twists and lies (The Wife series)

If you can’t stop watching Doctor Foster and The Affair, you won’t be able to put down this chilling new four-part series.‘I was hooked from the moment I started reading’ USA TODAY bestseller Sue FortinMichael and Ellie are that couple.The ones who have it all.Success, charm, trust…but no relationship is perfect and the events of the past cast a shadow over their charmed life together.When lecturer Michael starts to mentor a new student, Ellie fears that history is repeating itself. As paranoia takes its ugly hold, it’s clear some things just can’t be forgotten…or forgiven.

The Yellow Wallpaper

Do you like classic novels? You´re going to love it this one! Narrated in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband (John) has rented an old mansion for the summer. Forgoing other rooms in the house, the couple moves into the upstairs nursery. As a form of treatment, the unnamed woman is forbidden from working, and is encouraged to eat well and get plenty of air, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency", a diagnosis common to women during that period.In this book you could find:Great literary speechesFirst person narratedSuspense thrillerThis is a book you must have in digital version, so just clic on buy to get it!

Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (Inspector Lestrade Book 1)

Book one in the Inspector Lestrade series.‘In the circus, nothing is what it seems …’Walk up! Walk up! This way for the greatest show on earth! It is 1879. Disraeli is at Number Ten. The Zulu are being perfectly beastly to Lord Chelmsford. And Captain Boycott is having his old trouble again.What has this to do with the young Detective-Sergeant Sholto Lestrade? Absolutely nothing. Or has it? He has his work cut out investi-gating mysterious goings-on at ‘Lord’ George Sanger’s Circus. First, the best juggler in Europe is shot in full view of a thousand people. Then Huge Hughie, the dwarf, dies an agonizing death under the Ether Trick. Finally, the Great Bolus dies by swallowing the wrong sword. And all of this after two bodies have been found with multiple slashes …And what is the link with Mr Howard Vincent, founder of the CID? And has the Prince Imperial really been caught by the Impis? A trail of murder is laid among the llama droppings as the World’s Second Greatest Detective goes undercover to solve the Case of the Sawdust Ring.

No Police Like Holmes (McCabe and Cody)

Fully revised 2nd edition - The Investigating Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes Colloquium and donation of the third largest private collection of Sherlockiana in the world were supposed to produce a weekend of great publicity for tiny St. Benignus College in Erin, Ohio. But when theft and murder come to campus, college public relations director Jeff Cody finds himself knee-deep in Sherlockian suspects, besieged by an aggressive reporter he loves but no longer dates, and competing with his eccentric brother-in-law, Sebastian McCabe, to solve the crimes first. The mess worsens when Jeff and his ex-girlfriend, Lynda Teal, themselves fall under suspicion of murder - and with good reason, for they have something to hide. This satirical romp takes Sherlock Holmes seriously, but not Holmesians. A witty and engaging spoof sure to delight not only the deerstalker set but mystery fans in general.

The Back Door Man

All credit cards have stopped working. Today. This morning. What cash you have in your wallet is it. ATMs and bank systems are down. You can’t get gas, groceries… Commerce has essentially come to a halt. Such is the backdrop of THE BACK DOOR MAN. Our society is computercentric. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. We’re plugged in. Managing our finances online. Downloading apps for our iPhone. Reading the WSJ on our Kindle. There are things out there on the cutting edge we don’t even know we need to fear. THE BACK DOOR MAN takes us there. We see it through the eyes of James Kolinsky, a simple family man who works in information security. His day goes from bad to worse when he discovers that his greatest fear is his fault and what’s happened to him has happened to millions of others. He’s been set up. His family—make that the world—has been taken hostage. The next twenty-four hours we find out what James Kolinsky is really made of.(THE BACK DOOR MAN is available in French as Hackeur et contre tous and in German as Der Mann an der Hintertür.)

ArsA?ne Lupin: The Collection ( Movie Tie-in)

The collection, brings together the works that inspired the original NETFLIX series, directed by Louis Leterrier as well as the Hero, Assane Diop, performed by OMAR SY.Slender, elegant, refined, seductive, Arsène Lupine, gentleman-burglar by trade, is the model of the "Belle Epoque" dandy. His intelligence, his culture, his talents as an illusionist between Fregoli and Robert-Houdin are at the service of an astonishing nerve. But this accomplished man of the world is also an anarchist at heart who plays with social conventions with marvelous insolence.Arsène Lupine, gentleman-burglar is a collection of short stories written by Maurice Leblanc and recounting the adventures of Arsène Lupine.The first short story of this collection was published in July 1905 in the newspaper Je sais tout. It was the first short story featuring Arsène Lupine. This one having success, Maurice Leblanc is encouraged to write the continuation, in several short stories. What will be done until 1907.Content :Arsène Lupin, Gentleman BurglarArsène Lupin Versus Herlock SholmesThe Hollow Needle813 The Arsène LupinThe Crystal StopperThe Confessions Of Arsène LupinThe Teeth Of The TigerThe Woman Of MysteryThe Golden TriangleThe Secret Of SarekEight Strokes Of The ClockThe Secret Tomb

Leona's Last Resort (Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 1)

A small-town mystery novella with a dash of romance and a few ghosts.When Max Elliot invites Izzy Grant to a fancy Ivy League alumni reception at the Tawnee Mountain Resort, the ghost hunters anticipate a romantic weekend getaway at the premier ski and golf destination. But when wealthy hotelier Leona Hutton is murdered, and her ghost asks Izzy to find her killer, she and Max decide to investigate. Will Izzy and Max solve the case before more alumni end up dead, or the killer turns the tables and decides to hunt the ghost hunters? Leona's Last Resort is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort. Leona's Last Resort features ghost hunters, Izzy Grant and Max Elliot, from the Izzy & Max Paranormal Mystery series. Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series can be read in any order. The Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series includes:Leona's Last Resort by Karen M. BrysonDark Side of the Mountain by R.J. RosatteDeadly Reception by Karen RandauBlack Diamond Graves by Wendy FallonDeadly Misfire by Laurie FagenCassidy's Deadly Exit by Marla J. HayesThe Quinnipiac Disappearance by Lee Tidball

Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thrillera??Book #1)

“Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.”--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary)“One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary)When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours.A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world’s most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined—leading all the way to the President of the United States. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them—using any means necessary.Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax.A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, ANY MEANS NECESSARY marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.Book #2 in the Luke Stone series is also now available!

Beirut - An Explosive Thriller

"An unputdownable read for its sheer force of action, violence, and elaborate, lavishly colourful characters." Khaleej Times"Those looking for nonstop action, political intrigue, smatterings of sex and violence and explosions aplenty need look no further." The Daily Star, Lebanon"Quick, fast paced and sexy." Talking of Books"A gripping, fast-paced exciting book that may well jar those familiar with the city and its heavy legacy. But it's a must read." The Huffington PostMichel Freij is a powerful man. But he wants more. Two hundred kilotons more.Michel Freij is poised to become the next president of Lebanon. The billionaire businessman’s calls for a new, strong regional role for the country take on a sinister note when European intelligence reveals Freij has bought two ageing Soviet nuclear warheads from a German arms dealer. Maverick British intelligence officer Gerald Lynch has to find the warheads, believed to be on board super-yacht the Arabian Princess, before they can reach Lebanon. Joined by Nathalie Durand, the leader of a French online intelligence team, Lynch is pitched into a deadly clash with Freij and his violent militia as he pursues the Arabian Princess across the Mediterranean.Beirut – An Explosive Thriller sweeps through Lebanon, Hamburg, Prague, Malta, Albania and the Greek Islands on its journey to a devastating climax.

HOSTILE WITNESS: A Josie Bates Thriller (The Witness Series Book 1)

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is uncovered it can save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both."This story was inspired by a case my husband handled. As a superior court judge he had to sentence a minor to life in prison. It made me wonder how I felt about minors arrested for violent crimes. Are they most vulnerable among us - capable or horrible violence, perceived as adults and yet emotionally still children?" Rebecca Forster "An enthralling read, with colorful, well-developed characters and the unique atmosphere of the California beach communities." Nancy Taylor Rosenberg"Blending complex psychological character portraits with spot-on accurage courtroom drmaa, Forster's riveting legal thriller keeps the plot twists coming until the last, satisfying page." - Alafair Burke

Helix: Episode 1 (Helix): A Technothriller

"Packed with intense fight scenes and dizzying twists and turns, this is an adrenaline-pumping introduction to Farrugia's explosive new series." - Thriller of the Year, Apple BooksHave you met Olesya?She’s a spy hunter. In a high-tech world of programmed assassins, betrayal and far-reaching conspiracies, Olesya and her team are the last line of defense against a covert organization that will stop at nothing to control the world.But a new, deadlier enemy is rising.And they have Olesya in their crosshairs...If you love conspiracies and covert ops, this book is for you.“Bringin’ the awesome from the first headshot to the last ’splosion.” - John Birmingham, USA Today bestselling author“This is a page-turner, skillfully told.” - AurealisWhat Amazon readers are saying:★★★★★ "I'm completely blown away by this series, one of the most amazing action stories I've read."★★★★★ "Helix is everything I love about action and adventure novels: spies, gadgets, fights, escapes, characters you care about, and a carefully crafted story."★★★★★ "A captivating, action-packed and suspenseful technothriller."★★★★★ "Ambitiously, amazingly addictive. As soon as I finished this I purchased the next episode."★★★★★ "Nathan Farrugia is back, holding his readers hostage for yet another amazing and wild ride. The characters are really brought to life on the page and in the heart."★★★★★ "Absolutely brilliant. I've always compared Farrugia to Matthew Reilly, and with Helix I think he has finally surpassed Reilly."★★★★★ "Helix is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action-packed series guaranteed to please the most adrenaline-craving readers. Farrugia's writing is excellent, you fly through the books. I am totally emotionally invested in all the characters. A must read for all thriller fans, and sci-fi fans looking for a break from outer space."★★★★★ "The author's signature cutting-edge technology, complex plotting, cool gadgets, three-dimensional characters and Hollywood blockbuster-style action sequences are explosively combined in this new series."★★★★★ "This high-octane thriller by Aussie author Nathan Farrugia starts with a bang and ends the same way."Buy Helix: Episode 1 and start a series you won’t want to put down!

Where There's Smoke: Judge Charlie Walden's First Case (Walden of Bermondsey)

Meet Judge Charlie Walden in the first case of six from the novel, Walden of BermondseyIf you like Rumpole of the Bailey, you'll love Walden of BermondseyWhen Charlie Walden took on the job of Resident Judge of the Bermondsey Crown Court, he was hoping for a quiet life. But he soon finds himself struggling to keep the peace between three feisty fellow judges who have very different views about how to do their job, and about how Charlie should do his.And as if that’s not enough, there’s the endless battle against the ‘Grey Smoothies’, the humourless grey-suited civil servants who seem determined to drown Charlie in paperwork and strip the court of its last vestiges of civilisation.No hope of a quiet life then for Charlie, and there are times when his real job – trying the challenging criminal cases that come before him – actually seems like light relief.Praise for Walden of Bermondsey'No one writes with more wit, warmth and insight about the law and its practitioners than Peter Murphy. He has no equal since the great John 'Rumpole' Mortimer' - David Ambrose'Though his exasperation is sometimes palpable, what triumphs over everything is his sense of humour. And it is the humour that makes Walden of Bermondsey such a delightful read. Think of him as what Rumpole would be like if he ever became a judge, and you get some idea of his self-deprecating wit and indomitable stoicism. Add a dash of Henry Cecil for his situation and AP Herbert for the fun he has with the law, and you get a sense of Peter's literary precedents' - Paul Magrath

The Summer of 66

The prequel to the Leveller Trilogy. Seconded to a Home Office Statistical Unit, for what he considers a minor violation of trust, Detective Constable John Gallagher is not well pleased. He knows nothing of statistics but the summer of 1966 reveals he doesn't have to.

Every Reasonable Doubt (Vernetta Henderson Series Book 1)

When attorneys Vernetta Henderson and Neddy McClain are tapped to take on the biggest case of their careers, they are less than thrilled about working together. Their strained relationship, however, is the least of their problems. Their socialite client—charged with the brutal murder of her husband—is demanding an immediate dismissal of the case. But a ruthless prosecutor is determined to make sure that doesn't happen. Forced to fight a common enemy, the two women close ranks and, in the process, develop a bond that sees them through the uncertainties of trial, the pain of betrayal and pressures neither could have imagined.

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 Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript (Calla Cress Technothriller Series Book 1)

***A female James Bond with a Matrix twist.******Join thousands who have devoured the dramatic action-adventure thrillers. ***The secret of the manuscript is only the beginning . . . the truth could cost her life.Twenty-eight years ago, her parents went missing. Raised an orphan, she’ll never stop until she finds them. But some secrets are better left buried.Now British Museum curator Calla Cress is plunged headfirst into the mystery of an unbreakable code, written on a two-thousand-year-old manuscript whose origin is as debatable as the origin of life. But why does the manuscript interest the world’s most dangerous secret government agency?When the highly guarded document vanishes in Berlin with a long-hidden secret concerning Calla’s family, she finds herself up against an adversary with superior firepower. Calla must use her wits to decode the manuscript’s riddle before it’s too late. Could its decryption lead to an astounding technological breakthrough and a dangerous new world?Forced on a run halfway across the world, Calla dodges sniper shots and globetrotting spies into a desperate hunt for truth and survival. Nothing in either the modern or the ancient world is what it appears to be. Soon she discovers she’s made of tougher stuff than she ever imagined.The Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript delivers high octane action, and provocative twists you won’t see coming.Don’t miss this action-adventure, exhilarating ride that will liven a boring afternoon, and stretch your mind to see a little further.What Amazon readers are saying about The Decrypter Series and Calla Cress.★★★★★"Takes you on a ride and refuses to let you off until you reach the very end."★★★★★"A brilliant read! I recommend this to anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense, thrillers or action novels. The detail is astounding! The historic references, location descriptions, references to technology, cryptography....this author really knows her stuff."★★★★★"An action-packed adventure, techno thriller across several continents like a Jason Bourne or James Bond movie, but with an actual storyline!"★★★★★"Brilliantly written. I loved the very descriptive side, which was a good way of visualizing and getting to terms with each new place, as the action takes place in several different countries."

When You're Gone (This Dark Town Book 1)

***** "A disturbing, gripping page-turner, it pulled me in further and further until I realised I was going to read it in one sitting.There’s a sense of menace throughout and the narrative is addictive. FIVE STARS***** "There's no messing around with this book, it jumps straight into the action and keeps that pace up throughout. I love that it's set in my favourite parts of North London and there are some truly dark edges to the book."The first book from 'This Dark Town' mystery thriller trilogy.Eighteen-year-old Lydia Stone wakes up one morning in the north London gothic mansion she shares with her family, to find that her twin sister Kate has disappeared off the face of the earth.CCTV footage shows Kate entering a night club in south London on the night she went missing, but there is no evidence that she ever came out of the club, and police are considering the idea that she was sex-trafficked.In the days and weeks that follow, Lydia takes a closer look at her twin sister's life; her modelling career, penchant for fetish clubs, and interesting array of older friends. It seems like Kate was definitely hiding something. But she isn't the only one...

On the Street Where You Die (Stanley Bentworth mysteries Book 1)

Stanley Bentworth is not all that tough. Previously a homicide cop, he drank his way out of a job and now runs a one-man private eye agency. When a wealthy financier needs an anonymous blackmailer found in a life and death situation, Stanley seizes the chance to earn a fee. If he fails, the blackmailer outs his client to the mob, giving the client a one-way ticket to the landfill with Stanley an unwilling passenger on that ride. He knows he must not fail, no small feat given that Stanley Bentworth is not all that tough.

Grain of Truth (Innocence Unit Book 1)

They have the power to overturn wrongful convictions... and a target on their backs.Elke Lawrence welcomes the long hours and relocation her “promotion” requires. She hopes leading the new Conviction Review Unit, an experimental investigation team, means leaving her wrecked marriage and troubled past behind.Their first case challenges that notion.Twenty-five years ago, someone sat Dr. Abeer Mukherjee and his wife Tempest on their couch and shot them in the head, execution style. Their eighteen-year-old daughter and her boyfriend were sentenced to life in prison. They insist they are innocent. The evidence suggests they’re telling the truth. But as Elke and her team delve deeper into the case, it becomes clear there are those determined to keep the truth buried... even if that means burying the team with it. Is this all somehow tied to her murky past? Will the CRU's first case be its last?

Raina Sun Mystery Box Set Vol 1 (Books 1-3): A Chinese Cozy Mystery (Raina Sun Mystery All Boxed Up)

This set includes the first 3 books in the Raina Sun Mystery Series. For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, a dash of humor, and Chinese-American culture.Raining Men and CorpsesGraduate student Raina Sun is on a quest to collect an outstanding loan from her college advisor. When she stumbles on his dead body, she becomes the prime suspect. And the only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he's sending out smoke signals). She must summon her sleuthing skills to find this cunning killer before she becomes the next victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...Gusty Lovers and CadaversGraduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas. But between a riot for the last hot toy, an abandoned baby, and a dead body, the holiday turns into a season for mayhem. She must summon her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and track down a hidden killer before she becomes the victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...Breezy Friends and BodiesRaina Sun is cleaning her grandma's house in San Francisco in preparation for Chinese New Year when she finds her deceased grandfather's secret journal. When she loses it in a mugging incident and her grandfather's BFF dies under mysterious circumstances, she is drawn into another murder investigation. She must summon her sleuthing skills to find this skulking killer before she becomes the next victim.There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...Also in the Raina Sun Mystery series:Balmy Darlings and Deaths (Raina Sun #4)Sunny Mates and Murders (Raina Sun $5), available December 2016.

May It Please The Court (Daniel Mendoza Thrillers Book 1)

After a Sweet Sixteen ceremony, Reyna Clifton - the mother of the birthday girl - is found severely injured at the bottom of the grand staircase of the Regal Phoenix Resort and Spa.The Clifton family blames the resort for Reyna’s fall, and sues for negligence. Daniel Mendoza and his firm are called in to defend the lawsuit, but when Mrs. Clifton is found dead in her hospital room, Daniel's suspicions arise.With the help of his legal team and a private investigator, Daniel is determined to find out what really happened to Mrs. Clifton. But who would have wanted to murder her, and is there some other foul play involved?

Hope: A story about human survival

Andi and Khavu are barely teens yet they have to learn to fend for themselves in a world where danger is always lurking at every corner. Andi the older sibling scurries and claws to make ends meet, but no matter how much he tries he is always short.Tracy a young graduate from Malaysia has lost everything. Every time she tries to rebuild things come tumbling down. Will she ever heal? Will she ever rebuild? Will the comfort she finds be forever or will that too end up in yet another loss.From the bustling streets of Harare, sweeping through the arid red soils of Botswana and ushering you to the lush mountains in South Africa. Hope takes you on a whirlwind of emotions. You will learn to love and hate the character. Cry and laugh with them. Run and rise for them.

The Ravagers Box Set: Episodes 1-3

Be sure to grab Retaliate (Episode 4) as well for uninterrupted reading!---In the distant future, humanity staggers as wave after wave of population decimating catastrophes push humanity near its extinction point.A gift from the past provides them a way forward, and soon the human race is exploding its numbers, recreating civilization, generating art and commerce, and expanding its technological capabilities. The growing human civilization also bring back the concepts of war; East and West wage an eternal detente, neither side willing to attack, neither willing to announce peace.In the midst of resounding success, a dark force conspires against humanity: the unleashing of a shockingly deadly, destructive weapon that will leave humanity on the brink of extinction once more.Five people must deal with the launch of this weapon, work to survive, atone for their role in its creation, and try to discover and thwart the plans of those who launched it. Before it's too late. Before everything is gone.---This series is set in the same universe as The Aliomenti Saga. Consider downloading The Aliomenti Saga Box Set for further reading enjoyment!

Dark Path (A Bodhi King Novel Book 1)

Healthy residents of a posh assisted living facility are dying in the middle of the night ... expressions of pure terror etched on their faces.After solving a series of unexplained deaths several years ago, forensic pathologist Dr. Bodhi King retreated from the limelight. Now, he's called out of early retirement to help investigate a death cluster on a private island in the Florida Keys, where he lands in the middle of a simmering conflict.Members of the Golden Island Church have a furtive agenda to protect. The dying Cuban-Americans have long-held secrets of their own. And everyone seems to have a reason to stop Bodhi from bringing the truth to light.Dark Path, the first book in the thought-provoking forensic thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller, features the beloved forensic pathologist who first appeared in Improper Influence (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller No. 5). Bodhi's adventures continue in Lonely Path (Book 2), Hidden Path (Book 3), and Twisted Path (Book 4), available now!

OPENING SHOTS! THE LAST LINE: Opening the Last Line Conspiracy Thriller Series

Betrayed and left for dead, she witnessed her sister's brutal murder... Now elite ex-MI6 agent Jenna must set her past aside to stop a deadly conspiracy from destroying the nation...Opening Shots! The Last Line introducesThe Company, the nation's last line of defence. Built around a ramshackle team of dissidents, deserters and has-beens, this clandestine outfit is nowhere near ready. But they must fight ready or not, as a deadly enemy aims to bring the West to it's knees. This short read introduction presents the first three chapters of the Last Line, offering a thrilling taste of this exciting series. What advance reviewers have said about The Last Line:"The best Carter story yet...""Another hit, definitely...""I love the Last Line!"If you enjoy the 'Opening Shots' you'll love the rest of this high-octane thriller series!1/ The Last Line2/ Santiago3/ Between The Lines4/ Final PayloadCategorised as:Conspiracy thriller series Female lead thriller seriesFemale protagonistaction and adventure thriller series,female lead action thrillermale and female lead action thrillermale and female lead thrillerespionage thriller seriesinternational mystery and crime

Controlled Explosions (A Paula Maguire Short Story): A compelling crime novella of violence and intrigue

Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist on the Irish border, returns as a teenager in this exclusive digital short story from Claire McGowan. If you love the Paula Maguire series, or are yet to meet the infamous psychologist, you'll be gripped...1998 and future forensic psychologist Paula Maguire is still in school, being taunted by bullies. In particular one girl, whose family has paramilitary links, is calling her a rat. Even though Paula might not know why her mother went missing five years before, she's sure she's no traitor's daughter.But words are nothing compared to what her policeman father, PJ, is dealing with. The hot summer is simmering with violence and the entire force is focused on finding a bomber leaving devices on the routes of Orange parades.When PJ is injured at the scene of a crime, Paula is shocked to find herself next in the perpetrator's crosshairs. The threats at school don't feel so empty now, but what connection could there be? As the possibility of first love appears, will Paula be able to find out in time to save herself and follow her heart?What readers are saying about Controlled Explosions:'A beautifully rendered novella set way before the series began. I was completely hooked' 'Fast-paced and exciting''A great peek into the history of Paula - our favourite psychologist! All very fascinating - I just love the setting'

Fireplay - A Jack Emery Thriller (Jack Emery Book 0.5)

A chance lightning strike. A reporter in the right place. A scandal that will rock America.
Journalist Jack Emery has seen it all. Embedded for the New York Standard with the 8th Marine Regiment in the heart of Afghanistan, he has covered everything from firefights to the opening of new schools. But nothing has prepared Jack for the story that is about to explode right in front of him.
When a convoy Jack is riding in is attacked by a lone zealot, Jack asks a question that puts him on the path to a sensational story. But he’ll soon learn that his struggles to find the hook are nothing compared to the dangers of getting it out.The explosive Jack Emery series has been likened to Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn and David Archer. If you like breakneck pacing, non-stop action and twists that will leave you gasping, then you’ll love Steve P. Vincent’s bestselling books.What the experts are saying about Steve P. Vincent’s thrillers“Great fun. A two-fisted thriller, escaped from five minutes into the future.” – John Birmingham, USA Today Bestseller.“Masterful, electrifying thrillers that will keep you coming back for more.” – Nathan M. Farrugia, USA Today Bestseller.“A vibrant thriller series with international appeal, slyly-written and entertaining, which should satisfy fans of the genre.” – Newtown Review of Books.“It’s power play after high-stakes political power play in the Jack Emery series. This series had us white-knuckling our iPad.” – Apple Books.“A jet-setting, alarming, bang-pow-kaboom read full of bloodshed and machinations you’ll hope never become reality. Don’t start reading it at 9pm unless you have the next day off!” – ReadingKills.“A tightly plotted conspiracy novel that feels uncomfortably like it could very well be based on real life.” – AustCrimeFiction.What Amazon Readers are saying about the Jack Emery thrillers… ★★★★★ “Great read!! Couldn’t put it down!”★★★★★ “This is a great series - highly recommended!”★★★★★ “A non-stop, thrill a minute series that you will never forget.”★★★★★ “Well written and unputdownable.”★★★★★ “A very good story of intrigue, espionage and conspiracy.”★★★★★ “Full of action, drama and suspense, this series is well worth reading!”★★★★★ “I could hardly put these books down, and my house-work definitely took 2nd place!”★★★★★ “Steve Vincent has become one of my top 3 authors. Great characters and lots of action.”★★★★★ “This a great book full of fast paced thrilling action which makes it a compelling read.”★★★★★ “This is an excellent adventure, following in the footsteps of the late Vince Flynn!”★★★★★ “An awesome, action packed and thrilling read that left me gasping.”★★★★★ “One of the best political thriller series of the decade!”★★★★★ “Full of action and intrigue and tightly linked to the real world in which we are living.”★★★★★ “Wow! What a tremendous author. You really need to READ THIS BOOK!”★★★★★ “Right up there with Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy.”

Devil in False Colors: Lara and Uri Book 3

A vicious attack on a Jewish school in California spawns an international chase for the criminals. FBI agent Lara Edmond teams up again with Mossad assassin Uri Levin as the scope of the terror widens.

Bend The Law : A Mystery Suspense Thriller (Luke Penber Book 1)

Defending a criminal is easy for Attorney Luke. Never lost a case in years, Attorney Luke finds himself in the most challenging case ever. He doesn’t want to take the case, but he doesn’t seem to have a choice.This is not a regular case, all the evidence is against the defendant.Most importantly Luke believes she is innocent.He has to be prepared for the worst…Luke is great at his job. Can Luke defend her against the strongest evidence?Will Luke be able to prove her innocence? This legal thriller will take you for a ride through the courtroom, and leave you with unexpected twists and turns.If you like legal mystery thrillers, you will love Bend The Law 1. Click the Buy NOW or Read NOW button and help deliver justice.

Murders on the Ridge

Eight bodies were found in less than four hours in Pike County, Ohio . Every significant member of the Hatfield family of Piketon, their ages ranging from 16 to 44, were shot execution-style inside of four different homes not far apart.Local, Federal and State law enforcement officers have swarmed the community, interviewing more than 50 people and combing the wooded areas surrounding the crime scenes. Sheriff Charles Ridley called the investigation one of the largest in Briar County history. Ohio Attorney General Nick Devlin said the massacre was “pre-planned” and “sophisticated.” A wealthy Ohio businessman out of Cincinnati, Ohio offered a $25,000 reward to anyone with answers. But when the answers started to come, they only raised more questions. Fingers began to point, family conflicts grew, and before this crime was solved, one more local would be found dead.*This novel is fictional, but based on true events that happened in Pike County, Ohio, in April of 2016.

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.

Plague Wars: Infection Day: The First Trilogy: Three apocalyptic sci-fi technothriller adventures (Plague Wars Series Book 12)

From Hugo and Dragon Award finalist and Amazon bestselling author David VanDyke, and Ryan King--the first three books of the acclaimed Plague Wars apocalyptic series in one big volume!When the Eden Plague is loosed upon the world, the forces of order and chaos, good and evil must battle it out in a struggle for control and supremacy. A PTSD-damaged combat medic, a female Marine with no legs and a sniper with no remorse might be its only hope of survival. Can these flawed heroes drive back those who would enslave humanity? Or will the darkness spread and swallow them up?Begin your journey through the epic saga of the Plague Wars with the gripping first three books of the bestselling apocalyptic series, for the first time in one enormous volume. Plague Wars: Infection Day follows in the apocalyptic thriller and military-adventure science fiction traditions of Stephen King, Harry Turtledove and SM Stirling.Plague Wars: Infection Day- The Eden Plague- Reaper's Run- Skull's Shadows- Eden's Exodus- Apocalypse Austin- Nearest NightPlague Wars: Alien Invasion- The Demon Plagues- The Reaper Plague- The Orion Plague- Cyborg Strike- Comes the Destroyer- Forge and SteelPlague Wars: Stellar Conquest- Starship Conquest (First Conquest)- Desolator: Conquest- Tactics of Conquest- Conquest of Earth- Conquest and Empire

Retribution: An Alivia Morgan Thriller

“Fast-paced action that never slows down until the end sentence.” - Amazon ReviewerThe Rally for US was meant to be a day of celebration. Instead, that crisp October morning turned into the bloodiest terror attack to strike the city of Boston in more than a decade. And the terrorists are just getting started.To hunt down the insurgents, the New England Special Terrorist Division—NEST—turn to their most senior and capable agent, Alivia Morgan. Ripped from her home and family to join the battle, she had no idea just how deeply personal the fight would become. Captured, alone, and armed only with her years of training and experience in Special Ops and the elite Army Rangers, Alivia realizes she’s in a race against time. Can she escape with her life and stop the impending attacks before the clock runs out?What Amazon Reviewers are saying:★★★★★ ‘David Antocci has written a thrilling first book to what looks to be a fantastic new series.’★★★★★ ‘This is a riveting action-packed thriller that I could not put down.’ ★★★★★ ‘Great characters, fast action and a female hero! What more could you possibly want?’★★★★★ ‘Want a fast-paced action novel to read? This is it.’

The Messiah Conspiracy - A Gripping Medical Suspense Thriller (Book One)

Looking for a new thriller writer to fall in love with? Get this gripping conspiracy now! Could this really happen in the near future? For all thriller fans and readers of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne, Scott Mariani, John Lyman, David Baldacci or James Patterson. A young student at Oxford University has an idea for his doctor’s thesis (PhD), which fulfils not only the criteria for ‘originality’, but goes far beyond it. For if Jason Dyke is right, his idea will soon change the world and shift the delicate balance of power from one nation to another.Jason’s idea is simple: In the genetics laboratory at Oxford University, he will clone Jesus Christ.But when the CIA finds out about his plan, the President of America realises that if the UK succeeds, the balance of power will shift from the USA to Europe. And he realises that the only way to stop this happening is for America to create its very own clone of Jesus Christ.The race is on...Whoever reads this book will never forget it. And they will ask….one of two questions:-1: Is it really possible?2: When will it happen?What people have been saying about this book:-Awesome Read: ‘I read many books and this one was one of the best I have read. I loved it and think I will read it more than twice. It was the kind of book that was almost impossible to put down. Very glad I bought it and would recommend it to everyone.’A Thumping Good 'Must' Read!: ‘ ‘Browsing the Kindle store for something to 'unwind' me, I chanced upon this excellent gem of a book. The characters are totally believable, able to deduce and thwart the plans of the Americans and British governments and to hide the true Messiah. A well thought out and researched book by the author, I was totally absorbed in it from start to finish. Believers & non-believers alike will enjoy this thumping good read!!! Far better than the Da Vinci Code by a country mile, I am certainly recommending this to all my many friends.’ ‘Well Written: ‘I was looking at a different book, Dan Brown Inferno and this title came up on a reviewers comments suggesting it to be worth a read. I have to agree, it is. Loved the idea of cloning Jesus and for me it was written well, had page turning elements to it but I was disappointed when it ended. In a nice way though! It does leave one hanging...’ Totally preposterous, but enthralling! : ‘I just happened on this book while browsing to find things to download to my Kindle. The premise of the book captured my interest so I duly downloaded it. And, I loved it! The story is utter nonsense, let's be honest - recreating Jesus Christ through cloning?! But, it is written in such an engaging manner that I found myself drawn in unwittingly. Mid-read, I actually broke my ankle and I found myself begging my family to bring my Kindle to the hospital so I could continue reading the book! I would recommend this highly to anyone else, with the proviso that they suspend belief and read it for what it is - a truly interesting and captivating piece of fiction!’ Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. Trying Book One is an excellent way to get to know this exciting new author! Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book Two free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

Killing the Beasts a?? carries you deep into the mind of a serial killer (Detective Spicer series, book 1) (DI Spicer)

Meet DI Jon Spicer – the uncompromising Manchester cop who refuses to give upSome Amazon reader reviews for Killing the Beasts‘Just finished this book and it was brilliant! An unusual story line, written well, and the attention to details impressed me.’ ★★★★★‘This was an excellent read. It is well written and a real page turner. I stayed up all night to finish it, to be recommended.’ ★★★★★‘Wow, what a story, thought I'd worked out who did it about half way through the book but BAM I was wrong!!’ ★★★★★‘DI Spicer is a great find. Rough and tough. He also has some strange friends. I look forward to the next instalment.’ ★★★★★Book descriptionA series of brutal killings have left the city of Manchester shaken. Each victim has been murdered in their home – and in the same bizarre manner. But a lack of motive has left the police baffled.Soon, DI Jon Spicer finds himself ensnared in a fast-moving investigation where the most innocent action can cost the highest price.Praise for Chris Simms’ novels‘Chris Simms has been quietly building one of the best police procedural series in this country.’ (CATHOLIC HERALD)‘Simms has written a gritty novel that grips from start to finish. I just couldn’t put it down.’ (HORRORSCOPE)‘An absolutely ace British police procedural.’ (IRISH INDEPENDENT)‘After many years of reviewing crime fiction, it’s not often my jaded nerves get actually, physically jangled.’ (MORNING STAR)‘An intricate plot is enhanced by good writing and human sympathy. Highly recommended.’ (LITERARY REVIEW)This Amazon reader says…‘I’ll be downloading more of Chris Simms’ books ASAP. I feel like I’ve discovered a hidden gem.’

Guilt by Association

Jayson Cook is reaping the rewards of a flourishing law practice in Boston. However, his comfortable life is turned upside down after he agrees to represent Brian Stone, a white supremacist charged with planting a bomb that destroyed an inner city church, killing a twelve-year-old black girl.Jayson believes an ethical lawyer provides his client with a vigorous defense no matter the crime, and Brian Stone is no exception. His efforts to free Stone garner strong opposition not only from a highly successful prosecutor and the local black community, but even from his own wife. Adding to his problems, a young, seductive woman from his past returns to capitalize on an error in judgment he made years before; an error if made public, could cost him his license to practice law and his family.

Dead Zero

From the bestselling authors of the Invasion and Yesterday's Gone series comes Dead Zero, a gripping biological technothriller that delivers a heart-pumping race against the clock to survive the first wave of the zombie plague ...Taking Grandpa to the mall wasn't supposed to be a life or death (and after death) situation.Thom Sheldon avoids visiting his aging father as much as he possibly can. Even now that Rick started taking a new experimental drug that seems to be helping his Alzheimer's, it's still an unpredictable and rarely pleasant errand.If Thom could avoid visiting his old man without getting guilt-tripped by his wife or hounded by his own conscience, he would.But today Thoms' wife Carly and son Brendan are along for the ride, and there is no getting out of taking Rick to the mall.No one could have guessed that the zombie apocalypse would start near the food court.Except for Rick.This is how the apocalypse starts ...Dead Zero is a stand alone novel built inside of Platt & Truant's Dead World Trilogy, an intelligent, hard science fiction exploration of the zombie subgenre. 

Murder on The Mind (The Jeff Resnick Mystery Series Book 1)

Jeff Resnick hardly knew his well-heeled half-brother. But after suffering a fractured skull in a vicious mugging, he reluctantly accepts the fact that he has a long and brutal recovery to face—and his closest of kin can provide him with the time and place to do it. Now, Jeff is haunted by unexplained visions of a heinous crime—a banker, stalked, killed, and eviscerated like a ten-point buck. When Matt Sumner’s murder is discovered, a still-recovering Jeff realizes this was what he had seen. Jeff must not only convince himself of his new-found psychic ability, but also his skeptical brother Richard Alpert. Since Sumner was Richard’s banker, both brothers have a stake in finding out what happened. With Richard’s reluctant help, Jeff’s investigation leads him to Sumner’s belligerent family and hard-nosed business associates, none of whom want him snooping around. When Jeff discovers a second victim, he knows he must relentlessly chase his quarry even if it means risking his brother’s life.“This fine paranormal amateur sleuth will send readers shuffling off to Buffalo to accompany Jeff on his investigation.”--Midwest Book Review“Nicely written and quite twisty.”--The Book Bitch“Murder on the Mind was a very compelling read, the plot tight and well-paced, and the relationships among the three principals (Jeff, Richard and Brenda) fascinating and cozy. I found it difficult to put down.”--The Cozy Library“This book was a great ride that I didn’t want to get off. I fell in love with the characters and I love the tone of this story. This is a good read and I highly recommend it.”Dru’s Book Musings“Murder On The Mind catches your interest from page one.”--BestSellersWorld.comWhen Jeff Resnick begins to recover from a severe brain injury, he discovers he has the ability to sense past events --including a murder -- but nobody believes him. Resnick is a fine character, with a strong sense of right and wrong. This is a page-turner. -- Barbara D’Amato, award-winning author of FOOLPROOF "Put yourself in Jeff Resnick's shoes: You've suffered brain damage from a vicious mugging, and now you 'see' allegorical visions of murder in troubled nightmares and in even more troubling, conscious hallucinations. L. L. Bartlett does a wonderful job of showing us how difficult such a life can be as Jeff tries to overcome his own tragedy by using his new gift to investigate others. Beautifully written in a stark, spare style, MURDER ON THE MIND is a perfect choice for anyone open to a paranormal thread in a lovingly woven crime novel."-- Jeremiah Healy, author of TURNABOUT and THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER:L.L. Bartlett is a New York Times bestselling author. Murder On The Mind was originally published in hardcover by Five Star/Cengage. Published in paperback by Worldwide Mystery Library.###The Jeff Resnick Mysteries:Murder On The MindDead In RedCheated By DeathBound By SuggestionDark WatersShattered Spirits

Alive

For fans of Val McDermid, Elly Griffiths and Peter May, prepare to delve into the dark world of The Craftsman with Alive, the ghostly short story thriller by Sunday Times bestseller Sharon Bolton.A dark moon is rising. A perfect black circle, barely visible in the night sky, the dark moon casts its void over the wind-scorched moor, over the soaring mass of a great limestone hill, and over the town that cowers in its shadow. The dark moon is the absence of moon before the slender silver crescent of the new moon appears again and people can breath a little easier.The month is March and the night is clear and cold, black as pitch. The full moon in March is known as the Worm Moon, welcome despite its ominous name, marking as it does the end of winter and the emergence of earthworms from the thawing ground. Dark moons have never been named, although they are sometimes called the dead moons. The dark moons reign over nights when people stoke up their fires, draw their curtains tighter and try to think happy thoughts. In the town of Sabden at the foot of Pendle Hill in Lancashire they usually fail.In Sabden's soot-blackened terraced houses, the sleepers' dreams darken when the moon leaves the sky. Infants wake up cold, mothers tremble with elusive fears for their children and old folks slip a little closer to death. Only the Craftsman welcomes the dark moon. Alone in the town, he is awake, and ready to start work.Alive is a nail-biting, heart-racing, page-turning thriller that will have you up all night and includes an extract of Sharon's upcoming novel The Craftsman. Alive is the perfect appetiser to wet your appetite for Sharon's crime-fiction reads - a gripping tale that will leave you terrified to turn the lights off!

Apache Dawn: Book I of the Wildfire Saga

Chad Huntley--The Source--is the world's most wanted man.He'd done his part during the Great Pandemic to help defeat the deadliest threat to face mankind in modern history. At last he can live his life, alone and on his terms. He finally has a chance at peace.But just when things return to normal after a decade of chaos, the devastating virus returns--this time as a weapon. The unique properties of Chad's blood provide the tools needed to craft a cure but not everyone wants the plague stopped. A team of Army Rangers is sent to retrieve and defend The Source at all costs and Chad finds himself in the crossfire. He may be the last best hope for mankind, but only as long as he can stay alive.The sacrifices made to secure The Source will be in vain if the scientist who spearheaded the original effort to stop The Pandemic can't be found. The invasion of America has begun and foreign soldiers are willing to tear the country apart to find him. Cooper Braaten's Navy SEALs race to secure the virologist and his critical research but it will take all their skills and more than a little luck to succeed when Apache Dawn is declared.Apache Dawn is a high octane military thriller for fans of post-apocalyptic action.

I Spy, I Saw Her Die (Book One) A Cyber Crime Murder Mystery Conspiracy Thriller

Is this the CRIME THRILLER of the year?In a race against time, it's Ray Luck against the world! When Ray Luck - a top cyber security expert - accidentally stumbles upon a devastating secret while surfing the web, he knows immediately he is in way above his head and soon he is being hunted by both Mossad and the British Security Services. Alone, desperate, with only three days to live, Ray is a man with not one, but several missions: to save the life of his girlfriend who has been kidnapped by the security services; to prevent a terrorist cyber attack destroying London; to save the Middle East peace process; and to bring one of the most powerful men in the world to justice for the savage killing of an apparently innocent woman, a murder certain powerful people in the British Government are determined to cover up at all costs. Only Ray can stop them all. But as the clock starts to tick, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Who is the real enemy? And who can he trust? Unless he finds out soon, will Ray’s luck finally run out?Find out for yourself!Written by a cyber security expert, this thriller will make you think twice about our modern world and using the internet. By the time you've finished the book, whenever you next watch television, you'll wonder just who is watching you! It's called 'tele-vision'. Now you'll understand why!Murder, mystery, cyber crime, espionage, conspiracy, a terrorist plot, romance, page-turning, nail-biting adventure... this book has got it all. Be one of the first to read it!This is a must read! You will never view the internet in the same light again !! This book has it all, murder , mystery, intrigue. I couldn't put it down. As always this author amazes me with his knowledge and with his very fertile imagination.....or is it !!!!!" Amazon Reader (UK)Yet another cracking read from Ian C.P. Irvine! I read it in one sitting!" Amazon Review (UK)Breathtaking! A thriller. in every sense!" Amazon Review (UK)What a book ! And so many twists and turns ...sometimes when books are written up they sound wonderful and are often disappointing but not this book .... Was sad to finish it ...but at least that let me get on with life as I let this book consume my life !!!!" Amazon Review (UK)Compelling and Highly Recommended! This is a captivating and exciting story from Ian Irvine's amazingly fertile mind, which captivates the reader from beginning to end. Irvine aims not only to entertain but also inform and provides explanations for the technology used in his story, without it becoming boring, which help to convince the reader that this is not pure imagination but a real possibility. If you don't already turn off the stand-by lights on your TV et cetera to save electricity, you probably will after this in an effort to retain your privacy! Amazon Review (UK)Yet another superb offering of conspiracy, crime, murder and a love story from Ian... I have been a follower of this wonderful author for some time now and he never fails to bring a new meaning to crime thrillers.... I'm so glad I pre ordered this gripping book. Please, please do not hesitate to get this A.S.A.P! I can promise you will not regret it for an instant. Amazon Review (UK)Please note: Book One of Two Parts; please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!- If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are always recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Book Two is free with Kindle Unlimited!

Death's Door (Jesse Yates/Palm Court Detectives Book 1)

Elite combat veteran Jesse Yates is used to things being simple: find the enemy and kill him. But at a point where 9/11 seems to have become a distant memory to everybody but him and his team, Yates opts out of the military. Now he just wants to be a regular guy and fit back into society. But he’s not a regular guy, and he has come home to a stressed-out America where every act seems to involve a risky set of consequences. Yates needs a job after quickly washing out as a trucker, and Palm Court Detectives (run by a laicized Jesuit priest in a refashioned vintage motel in Mobile, Alabama) can provide the two things he wants more than anything right now—a close-knit team like the ones he always had in the military and a chance for the occasional thrill. Yates could have picked a better first assignment than getting behind the wheel of a big rig again to draw out hijackers, but he’s not the kind of guy who questions his marching orders. Devotion to duty and supreme confidence soon drive the rookie private eye into the middle of a turf war between hijackers who he likes, outlaw bikers who like him (or what he can do for them) and a drug cartel renegade with a severe Jesse Yates problem. The former Navy SEAL gets drawn into a toxic plot so fast and so deep that every move he makes is a crap shoot, based on pure instinct. When Yates finds himself on the ride of his life with potential for massive civilian casualties, he’s going to have to make one more precise decision and fall back hard on his extreme training and lethal skills. But in this fight, for the first time, he’s on his own.This is Book One in the Jesse Yates/Palm Court Detectives series.

No More Secrets: Book 1 - International espionage payback. (The Tom Wilder Thriller Series) Kindle Edition

Will this be Afghanistan War Hero Tom Wilder’s missionimpossible?It’s his awesome task to guard a ground-breaking high-techweapon of war. It has the power to bring a country to its knees. The Russians, theChinese and the world’s most ruthless arms dealer are all setting out to stealit. Can Wilder and his small elite team keep this Armageddon weapon out of thehands of these ruthless people? Failure to do so could change irrevocably thebalance of power around the world.This gripping thriller of international espionage races fromNew York to London, to Moscow, the Crimea and Beijing. If you enjoy the likesof Jack Reacher, you’ll love Tom Wilder. Meet him today – “a great new hero onthe block” as one prominent book reviewer has labelled him. Local radio station interview with the AuthorQ. – Listeners sometimes ask what starts people writing? A. – In my case, some forty years ago, when I was briefly between jobs, I had time on my hands. I read quite a lot and became fascinated by the intricate plotting of the likes of a John Grisham thriller and I thought I’d try my hand at it.Q. – And how did that go? A. – Though I later went on to collaborate with a professional screenplay writer to turn my book into a thriller for television, the book itself might have gone better if I hadn’t got a new job at exactly the same time as I got an Agent – and I don’t think she was best pleased when I gave my new job higher priority than my writing.Q. – So you didn’t pursue writing as a career then, what about now? A. – I’ve been very lucky in life; I was badgered by one of my twenty-something year old grandchildren a little while back to write my autobiography. As I was born before World War II, I’d seen the huge changes the war itself brought, then post-war rationing, the difficulties of the fifties, the excitement of the sixties and so on. As I said, I’ve been so lucky in life that I titled the book ‘Lucky, Lucky Me’. But at seventy-nine years of age now, I’m a bit late for yet another career and I write for the pleasures of it.Q. – And what are those pleasures? A. – The challenge and fun of plotting a thriller, especially if one wants it to be pacy, to include lots of action, to provide readers with a few hours of enjoyable escape during the daily commute to or from work or while lazing on holiday. It’s fun to be able to throw in unusual characters, maybe also assassinations, kidnapping and so on.Q, - Although “Whatever it Takes” is fiction, are your books based on reality? A. – Very much so. Although one of the next great technological leaps forward will be in quantum computers, it’s still in its infancy as I write. I’ve just speeded up its development. In time, I’m sure it will have some of the extraordinary and frightening powers that I’ve given Gemini. Though I wouldn’t dare claim to be some kind of H.G.Wells – foretelling the future – I’m sure something like Gemini will come along.Q. – Why did you decide to publish on Amazon and other eBook channels? A. – I believe that even the immensely successful J.K.Rowling had her first Harry Potter book turned down by something like a dozen publishing houses. I’m too old to afford the time going the traditional publishing route. Although one still has to write the very best book one can, publishing it through the likes of Amazon and Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and is so easy, if one has a story to tell they get it out to readers where it night not via the traditional route.

Missing Witness: David Brunelle Legal Thriller #9

HOW DO YOU PROVE A CASE WITHOUT WITNESSES?A man shot to death under a freeway overpass.A suspect who flees into the night.And a witness no one can find.Homicide D.A. David Brunelle must figure out the connection between these three people in order to hold a murderer responsible. But how can he, when he has no idea who the witness really is or how to find her?To prevail against a theatrical defense attorney, and win over a dubious judge, Brunelle enlists the help of his usual allies, plus a newbie prosecutor and a mysterious woman who seems to know everyone--except the missing witness.It will take all of his abilities to put the pieces together in time to solve the puzzle and convict a killer.STEPHEN PENNER IS AN AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR WITH OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLDMissing Witness is Book 9 in the top-rated legal thriller series featuring Seattle homicide D.A. David Brunelle and a recurring cast of cops, defense attorneys, and forensic experts. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone novel, but also follows the personal and professional growth of Brunelle and his friends and foes."David Brunelle may or may not win his case, but Stephen Penner has definitely created a winner here." --Amazon Reader ReviewIf you're looking for an authentic legal thriller with plenty of twists and turns, Missing Witness is for you!

Famished: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 1)

A macabre poem scrawled in blood. A girl with a secret. And a ruthless killer who'll stop at nothing to find her. "Thrilling, emotional, and depraved, with twists and turns you don't see coming." ~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water"Fearless, smart writing and a plot that will stick with you." ~Beth Teliho, award-winning author of Order of SevenSTARVATION TAKES MANY FORMSAsh Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it's safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers. Hannah manages to convince herself the killings have nothing to do with her brutal past—but then her boyfriend is murdered in the same ruthless manner as the others. And the police think she may have had something to do with it.The cops are right about one thing: Hannah is responsible. Because she knows who the killer is. Now she must face the fact that she brought a monster with her to Ash Park—and his appetite for blood is insatiable.Everyone's hungry for something. Some are more famished than others.Dark, gritty, and raw, Famished is an emotional roller coaster and an electrifying debut from bestselling author Meghan O'Flynn. If you like Chelsea Cain, James Patterson, or Caroline Kepnes, you'll LOVE Famished, the first book in the Ash Park series.

The Scent of Bones: A Suspense Mystery Novella (Isle of Bute Novella Book 1)

There’s a mysterious murder hiding in the darkness... and it knows your weakness. Recently returned home, Detective Claire finds herself in the craziest situation, she thinks she can escape the craziness of a quiet island, but she now finds herself up against the monster. She is close to you. She’s spent years honing her craft. This is no ordinary killer; she seems to stalk her prey. More importantly Claire can’t shake this feeling, that this killer is around her, and knows the victims well. Will Claire be able to stop the killer in time before he strikes? 
Can she find out who killed her brother?Can save the island’s people? If you like suspense mystery books, then you will love The Scent of Bones. Click the Buy NOW or Read NOW button at the top and join her search today.

The Others (Haunted From Without - Book One) : A Mystery & Detective Paranormal Action & Adventure Medical Thriller Conspiracy

A unique combination of medical thriller, conspiracy thriller, mystery, detective fiction and ghost story Haunted From Without will keep you riveted to your Kindle for hour after hour! If a farmers' guild from Iowa is correct, is the world stumbling blindly into a disaster that could threaten the survival of the human race? Who are 'the Others'? And what is contained within the missing 'GM File' that threatens to destroy some of the world's most powerful companies? To what lengths will these companies go to prevent Peter Nicolson, an investigative journalist from Scotland, from uncovering the truth and publishing it to the world? To find the answers to all these questions and more, download Haunted From Without today, find a comfortable seat, and forget about doing anything else for the next few days! Happy Reading! (But don't switch the light off… you don't know who might be watching you!)What people are saying about Haunted From Without: "Ian C P Irvine has a true talent. It was a book I felt compelled to read to the end at the same time not wanting to finish... I highly recommend this book." "This book made me laugh, cry and kept me guessing to the end." "After just two nights and one train journey Haunted from Without was finished. It was the true meaning of the word "masterpiece." "Normally it takes me a while to get into a book, but this one had me hooked from the first page! The storyline is interesting with plenty of facts thrown in to make you sit up and think and also some 'on the edge of your seat' content, which will leave you with many questions which will challenge your beliefs. I found myself searching the internet, researching things mentioned in this book and wow, the results had me a little scared to say the least. If you are open-minded and inquisitive, this book will keep you entertained and turning every page with anticipation. Well done Ian Irvine for yet another wonderful book." "This is a very good book! I could see it becoming a very good movie. I strongly recommend that adults read it. There is so much that it makes you think about yet the plot keeps you 'stuck to your seat.' " Book One of Two Parts Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!- If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are always recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two.

Minute Zero: An Apocalyptic EMP Romantic Thriller (Stronghold Book 1)

When the world ends in a heartbeat, suddenly old secrets don’t matter anymore.  But new ones still do, and protecting the ones you love is the only thing that still remains.Two sisters, one a trendy caterer on the run from a vicious killer, the other a country midwife.Because of a simple mistake, Lori Dovner must flee from the vicious mafioso Raoul Saldata, and her life goes from routine day to terrifying journey in a single moment. On the road with her two children, her only goal is to get to her sister’s Montana farm alive.  But both Lori and Louise have been hiding a devastating secret for years.Two brothers, one a Navy Seal on leave, the other a good man who wants to do right by his family.Captain Deacon Hale is taking two weeks to help his brother Roger and his wife Louise on their remote Montana farm.  He loved Lori once, but has finally put her behind him.  Roger Hale just wants to give his pregnant wife and two young children a good life.  He has no idea about the betrayals that have been hidden from him. Dangerous identity.Angela Jones is an FBI agent with a terrible debt that she knows she will someday have to pay.  And when Raoul Saldata calls in that marker she has no choice but to comply.Evil incarnate.Raoul Saldata as a child in Albania, would pretend he was a dhampir, the offspring resulting from the mating between a human female and a vampire.  A myth of course, but the evil Saldata practices is anything but.  And when he finds Lori Dovner, he intends to do a lot more than just kill her.“Minute Zero” Stronghold: Book One is an apocalyptic EMP thriller (with a touch of romance) about an ordinary family struggling to stay safe and find each other in the face of insurmountable odds, an abysmal loss of life and the dawn of a new, post-apocalyptic dark age.      

MULTIPLE MOTIVES: A Kate Huntington Mystery (The Kate Huntington mystery series Book 1)

Psychotherapist Kate Huntington helps other people cope with the horrible things that have happened to them, but she herself has led a charmed life... until now. When a series of what seem like random events—a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time—takes a sinister twist, it becomes apparent that she and her lawyer friend, Rob Franklin, have a common enemy. But the lead police detective has a different theory. He’s convinced Kate and Rob are lovers attempting to eliminate their spouses. And he seems determined to build a case against them.As the attacks escalate, Kate and Rob are forced to investigate on their own. Who hates them enough to want them both dead? And doesn’t seem to mind if others get caught in the crossfire!(All of the books in this series are designed to be read and enjoyed as stand-alones as well; no cliffhangers.)

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.

New Ruth Ware Thriller: One By One Free Ebook Sampler

**READ AN EXCLUSIVE FREE PREVIEW OF THE NEW THRILLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TURN OF THE KEY AND IN A DARK DARK WOOD**AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW'The sense of dread deepens as the snow falls in Ruth Ware's tensely plotted and deliciously cast alpine thriller' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our HouseSnow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide the future of the company. At stake is a billion-dollar dot com buyout that could make them all millionaires, or leave some of them out in the cold. The clock is ticking on the offer, and with the group irrevocably split, tensions are running high. When an avalanche cuts the chalet off from help, and one board member goes missing in the snow, the group is forced to ask - would someone resort to murder, to get what they want?PRAISE FOR ONE BY ONE:'A chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Agatha Christie would have been up all night reading this one!'Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door'The queen of just-one-more-chapter has done it again' Clare Mackintosh'Impossible to put down and perfectly claustrophobic and gorgeously atmospheric' Gytha Lodge, author of She Lies in Wait'So fast paced, action packed, twisty-turny, modern, clever, scary and ingenious!' Lisa Jewell, author of The People Upstairs'A fab psychological thriller and I loved the snowy setting! Incredibly tense and kept me guessing to the end' Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake'Chilling, claustrophobic and clever. This is Ruth Ware's best yet' Jo Jakeman, author of Safe House'One By One has all the elements of a classic crime novel, brilliantly reinvented for the modern era with a dramatic setting, pin-sharp characterisation and up-to-the-minute plotting. It is fast-paced, astute and utterly compelling.' Jane Casey, author of The Cutting Place

The Dark Rift (The Last Artifact Trilogy Book 1)

ONE OF THE GREATEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES IN HISTORY. A WORLD ALTERING SECRET SUPPRESSED FOR MILLENNIA.AND A FATED CATACLYSM POISED TO TRANSFORM THE PLANET.High in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco lies hidden the most ancient of artifacts; a long-lost antiquity sought after by kings and caliphs throughout the ages. It is believed to be a container of knowledge; a holy vessel capable of freeing its users from the confines of earthly mortality.Strange events lead archaeologist, Gabriel Parker to the relic, and to the only person on earth who can help him unravel its mysteries. Dr. Natasha Rossi had always believed in the supernatural, but never more so until now. Demonic forces have somehow arisen with the discovery of the artifact. Their emergence marks the arrival of a great apocalypse spoken of in an obscure medieval legend.With only a tattered journal to guide them, Gabriel and Natasha race to decrypt the relic's secrets before it's too late. A cosmic clock is ticking, and the fate of humanity is at stake. To make matters worse, the leader of a powerful shadow organization is trying to stop them. The artifact's appearance threatens the fulfillment of an age-old agenda, and he will level nations in order to destroy it.A dark shadow is spreading across the world, and humanity's fate hangs on the balance.AboutTHE LAST ARTIFACT TRILOGY is a thought-provoking technothriller about ancient civilizations, urban legends, myths, conspiracy theories, and the many interconnected mysteries that lie hidden behind humanity's existence. Its unforgettable characters and historical and scientific references will keep you thinking long after you put the book down.THE DARK RIFT is the first book in THE LAST ARTIFACT TRILOGY.The darkest imaginings of the human mind are coming to pass. Meet the scruffy Dr. Gabriel Parker, archaeologist and treasure hunter, and the euro-sexy artifact historian, Natasha Rossi as they locate a prehistoric artifact and begin to unravel its strange mysteries. Enter the twisted world of the disturbed heir to a secret shadow government, Christian Antov, and the evil demonic cult that operates behind his organization's corporate façade. Begin a race against a cosmic clock that ticks away the last hours of life as we know it.

The Judge: Part 1 - this is part 1 of a 2 part series .. Part 1 is Free Part 2 is on offer you will need to buy both to finish the story

Peter Ritchie is just an ordinary solicitor, with an ordinary (if slightly shambolic) life, until the day his client, a male prostitute called Bobby Black dies suddenly when a kinky trick goes wrong. Bobby has been brutally murdered, and someone had tried to cover it up. But who, and why? Peter cannot rest until he knows the truth. And so begins a rollercoaster ride for him and his on-off girlfriend Naomi, that will see him pitted against some powerful enemies, and everyone he ever knew or cared for in mortal danger.Set in 1990’s London at the peak of Blair Brittania, Peter is forced to turn detective in order to find Bobby Black’s killer, and he has to break all the rules to do it. Forced to go on the run, a desperate Peter plays a terrifying game of cat and mouse to the bitter and surprising end.

Mito: Medical Kidnap Files

In a tale ripped from the headlines, award-winning author P.D. Workman brings you Gabriel Tate’s harrowing story.Gabriel has dealt with mysterious medical issues his whole life. Just when he finally thought that they had all of the answers and he was on the road to good health, he is apprehended by DFS on the grounds of medical neglect.At first, he thought that he would be back home in a few days, once the misunderstanding was cleared up. But when Renata tells Gabriel her crazy conspiracy theories, Gabriel feels the first pangs of doubt. Is there really a conspiracy? Will he ever be able to get well and go back to his mother, or is he doomed to be another guinea pig for Doctor De Klerk?Repeat winner of School Library Journal’s In the Margins awards, Mito will open your eyes to a dark secret that the medical community would rather you didn’t know.

No Mercy (A Sgt Major Crane Novel)

A collection of short stories including:No Mercy - prequel to the bestselling 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."Excellent read from a slick pacey writer - leaves you wanting more!" Andrew ButlerCartmell 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

Concrete Evidence (Evidence Series Book 1)

She wants revenge. He wants her.Blackballed from underwater archaeology after accusations of artifact trafficking, Erica Kesling has a new job and a new life on the other side of the country and is working to clear her name. She's closing in on her goal when she's distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge. But Lee Scott is no intern. He's looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He'll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.★★★★★ "A first rate romantic suspense debut that combines pulse pounding action with...pulse pounding romance!" - Manda Collins, author of the Studies in Scandal series."Full of secrets, deadly intrigue and steamy romance. A MUST read." - Elisabeth Naughton, New York Times Bestselling Author

Homeland: Carriea??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.

Quantum Beginnings: A Near-Future CyberPunk Thriller (Entangled Fates Book 1)

Twenty years after Artificial Intelligence was nearly mankind's last invention, a ruthless mega-corporation steps over legal and ethical boundaries...Alex Sage was a typical college student trying to keep his grades up when an automated semi accident killed his parents and damaged major sections of his brain. With no next of kin, and in an almost-vegetative state, Apollo Technologies implanted a next-gen quantum computer into his brain - one running illegal bleeding edge AI code.With fear of AI still high, and rampant anti-augmentation sentiments, Alex is now the pet project of a tech mogul who can pull him offline at any time. Getting out from under the thumb of the megacorp is going to take all of his human creativity and quantum processing power - and the help of beautiful mercenaries and back-alley deals with criminal enterprises.Keeping himself safe and his secrets hidden will require Alex to discover where his lines are, and if he's willing to cross them.Disclaimer: This series features an anti-hero protagonist and does not shy away from complicated relationships. Alex is the central figure in modern multiple partner / polyamorous relationships and does not fade to black. For 18+ readers but the spicy bits are clearly tagged and skippable if that's not your thing.Entangled Fates uses a hard sci-fi approach to explore the near-future journey toward the neon-soaked cyberpunk of tomorrow, as well as some of the early, but likely, missteps around artificial intelligence.

Slow Bleed: A Medical Thriller

A missing sonA kidnapper who's deadNobody believes herNothing will stop herWhen Doctor Jemma Sands' five-year-old son goes missing, only she believesthat a vengeful patient has stolen her child. How do you convince police to search for a dead woman? As her world falls apart, Jemma realises she is the only one who can save her son.If somebody took your only child, how far would you go to get him back?What the critics say about SLOW BLEED:"A tense and gripping crime read ... Slow Bleed grabs you by the throat." Raven Crime Reads"One of those books you can't put down ... a great medical thriller." Book of the Month, Crime Book ClubWhat the critics say about Tim Adler:"Compulsively readable" Sunday Times Culture***** The Daily Telegraph"Adler writes with brio" The Week.com Enjoyed SLOW BLLED? Then you'll love SURROGATE, the next thriller from Tim Adler.SURROGATE is available from the Kindle Store now.

Killing Me Softly (Previously published as Live and Let Die)

"Best book I've read in a LONG time!" - Adam Croft, bestselling author of "Her Last Tomorrow."A shocking murder. A web of deceit. A twist even Hitchcock wouldn't see coming.It starts with a phone call - Sondra Ellis' beautiful baby sister, Tracy, has disappeared during a jog along Chicago's snowy lakefront. She's even more devastated when Tracy's mangled body is found days later, the victim of a mugging gone wrong.A year later, Sondra continues to struggle with Tracy's death. Her trauma deepens when she discovers a series of odd and unsettling cracks in her sister's seemingly perfect life: puzzling messages, inexplicable meetings, and secrets and lies at every turn.As Sondra continues to dig into the mystery of what happened to her sister, she has no idea she's on her own collision course with life and death.For fans of Patricia Highsmith, Mary Higgins Clark, and Alfred Hitchcock, Killing Me Softly is a page-turning psychological thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime.Download Killing Me Softly today!

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.

FORGOTTEN: The Return - A Gripping Mystery Suspense Thriller

When Emma Floyd, the best-selling mystery novelist, can’t find a plot for her latest book, she turns to her friend, who shares the gossip about an unidentified corpse. The coroner is performing an autopsy on the woman and shares some details about the case. The woman might be a long-missing victim of a local strangler. She goes to the library to find research material, only to find another mystery in where the bound books have gone. However, the story doesn’t stop at the page for Emma. She meets an expert on the strangler, but a mysterious force makes three separate attacks on her and those involved in the case. As the clues start to come together about the mysterious corpse, Emma finds her life in danger and wonders if she’ll be alive to finish the book based on this case.

Deluded (DI Sara Ramsey Book 4)

From NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Justice series, M.A. Comley has sold over Two and a half million copies to date. Revenge—some people crave it...For most it is unobtainable.DI Sara Ramsey is forced to tackle one of her toughest cases to date when a tragic fire turns out to be the actions of a deranged arsonist.A person set on revenge…but why? What’s his motive? He’s risking everything, striking when innocent people are asleep in their beds, leaving in his wake a trail of devastation that is harrowing for Sara and her team to unravel.Emotions are running high for all concerned: the families, the investigation team, and the murderer.Can Sara capture the perpetrator while dealing with a personal issue that rocks her world, or will the murderer complete his revengeful agenda?Other books in the DI Sara Ramsey series are:No Right To Kill (An Amazon top 80 novel)Killer BlowThe Dead Can't SpeakDeluded

The Slap (Cassidy Newbold Stories)

Cassidy Newbold is a clairvoyant and also an Official Prison Visitor. This enables her to help her brother, a detective to crack his cases. Shaking the hand of prisoner Ronnie Gunner, suspected of abducting two girls, Cassie sees everything. This horrific case will shake her to the core. With the lives of two young girls at stake, she must force herself to enter the farmhouse where Gunner kept them captive. Can she locate them before it is too late? 

Heartless Reaction (The Persford Series Book 6)

The promising treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer continues to make good progress albeit with some slight hitches along the way. Meanwhile, the University is facing its own funding crisis. The illegal drug scene moves to a new level with violent and cruel consequences for several sections of Persford. The police face new challenges if this wave of criminality is to be halted. One character caught up in the violence refuses to be intimidated and decides to wreak revenge. Ron and Maureen’s relationship faces some challenges when his domineering personality becomes even more apparent and each character attempts to maintain their self-respect and position. A fast-moving story about a struggle for control on various levels where rules and laws are flouted in order to gain supremacy. As ever the story is set against a background of science and medicine.

Sex, Murder & Killer Cupcakes (Marian Moyer Book 1)

Book #1 in the Marian Moyer Series! Visit allisonjanda.com.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.Amazon top 100 Best Seller Amazon #2 Women Sleuth Best Seller Amazon #2 Mystery Best Seller

Radical Reaction (The Persford Series Book 5)

The potential treatment for cancer originating from the laboratories at the University is progressing well and is soon to enter clinical trials. This discovery, along with the efforts of the three business consultants, means that the spin-off company PersCure has received backing from city investors and local businessmen and is about to be launched to much acclaim. However, the future of the clinical trial unit, ClinTry, looks in doubt unless it receives a financial lifeline. When a benefactor steps in to save the business everyone is reassured but the road ahead may be still be troublesome. The formidable Ron Radford is rebuilding his life after tragic personal events. When characters attempt to add excitement to their lives they do not anticipate the consequences. Can the momentum be halted before irreversible damage is caused? At the same time, the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Persford is under threat from factions whose aim is to spread hatred and intolerance. Can they be stopped or will the town be shaken by their actions?Emotions run high on many levels in this complex story of beliefs, desires, relationships and of course a hint of science.

Terminal Reaction: The Persford Series: Book 3

The story continues in the world of research at BioQex. Fraud threatens to engulf the company, will it survive? Emotions are running high as grief becomes overwhelming for some characters and affects their ability to act rationally. Nick is once again on a quest to unearth the truth about suspicious activities in the workplace. He and Polly both become victims of intimidation. Lives are once more at stake, will it all end in disaster?

Captive Reaction: The Persford Series: Book 4

The story continues in Persford for the main characters in a new venture. A university research team discovers an exciting new treatment for cancer. Matt Pearson and Brett Chandler act as consultants to advise on the business aspects with a view to forming a spin-off company. Soon events start to get out of control due to a researcher whose behaviour starts to jeopardise the whole project and an employee who leaks confidential documents. Characters from the criminal underworld become involved and lives are put at risk. A story of desperate emotions driving people to the limit with little regard for others. Dramatic events start to encompass innocent parties with tragic consequences.

ArsA?ne Lupin: The Collection

The collection, brings together the works that inspired the original NETFLIX series, directed by Louis Leterrier as well as the Hero, Assane Diop, performed by OMAR SY.Slender, elegant, refined, seductive, Arsène Lupine, gentleman-burglar by trade, is the model of the "Belle Epoque" dandy. His intelligence, his culture, his talents as an illusionist between Fregoli and Robert-Houdin are at the service of an astonishing nerve. But this accomplished man of the world is also an anarchist at heart who plays with social conventions with marvelous insolence.Arsène Lupine, gentleman-burglar is a collection of short stories written by Maurice Leblanc and recounting the adventures of Arsène Lupine.The first short story of this collection was published in July 1905 in the newspaper Je sais tout. It was the first short story featuring Arsène Lupine. This one having success, Maurice Leblanc is encouraged to write the continuation, in several short stories. What will be done until 1907.Content :Arsène Lupin, Gentleman BurglarArsène Lupin Versus Herlock SholmesThe Hollow Needle813 The Arsène LupinThe Crystal StopperThe Confessions Of Arsène LupinThe Teeth Of The TigerThe Woman Of MysteryThe Golden TriangleThe Secret Of SarekEight Strokes Of The ClockThe Secret Tomb

Licensed to Thrill: A Diane Capri Mystery Thriller Sampler

LONG SAMPLES!!USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Presents Licensed to Thrill!So many books, so little time, right? Which ones will you love?Open this collection of hefty samples and enjoy great characters, mystery, suspense, thrills, a few laughs, and loads of atmosphere that will have you Thrilled to read more!“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.”Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher ThrillersDear Friends,It might be better if I didn’t confess this right up front. But I thought you should know....WARNING: Licensed to Thrill is a nefarious plot.How so? We want to entice you to read more of my books the way chocolatiers ply me with irresistible morsels and wineries waft swoon-worthy samples under my nose. Like the famous potato chips, we hope you won’t be able to stop after reading this collection of special gems not gathered anywhere else.Fiendishly clever, isn’t it? Exactly.We need to give you enough to whet your appetite and draw you in, but not so much that you’ll no longer be hungry for more. A fine line. Tricky. Challenging. Fun!Here’s what we selected for your reading pleasure in Licensed to Thrill: A Diane Capri SamplerFatal Enemy, featuring the new heroine I really love—Jess Kimball. A fiery woman, driven by her own past to fight for crime victims the justice system failed. Jess reminds me of Jack Reacher, only female, smaller, and nicer. Jess is alone in the world wherever she goes. But unlike Reacher, Jess's mission is one only she believes in and only she can complete. In Jess’s shoes, could you do what she’s done? I wonder....Jess Kimball’s story continues in the sample of Fatal Distraction, which opened as the Amazon #3 Bestselling Legal Thriller, behind John Grisham. What a thrill that was for me. (Why? Hang on — I’m getting to that.)Behind the Book scoop on my friendship with #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child who calls my work, "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too." Lee gave the Hunt for Reacher series an enthusiastic two thumbs up: “Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her!”Don’t Know Jack garnered #1 Amazon Bestseller spots on the Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists both in the U.S. and U.K. The sample here should whet your appetite to find out what happens when two F.B.I. agents are tasked with the mysterious and confounding task of hunting Jack Reacher.What does law have to do with justice? We lawyers are an odd bunch and the law is a very strange mixture of the best and the worst of times for heroes and villains alike in my Justice Series of witty legal suspense mysteries. All six of these are set in Florida, so if it’s a bit cold where you are right now, take a little trip with me to the Sunshine State where things are a whole lot warmer. Readers and reviewers alike love this series, but when the mystery reviewers at Romantic Times awarded Wasted Justice their coveted "Top Pick" -- well, all I can say is what a rush!Licensed to Thrill also includes an excerpt from Lee Child’s Reacher Report sharing his views on Don’t Know Jack; a humorous piece titled “Diane Capri Reveals Lee Child (not Jack Reacher?)”; and finally—remember what I said earlier about John Grisham? What? I'm out of space? Yikes! Well, you’ll just have to see for yourself! Grab your copy now and start reading today! Enjoy!Diane CapriMore Raves!“Expertise shines on every page.”Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past PresidentReaders love Jess Kimball!“Thrilling read! Makes you sit up and take notice. She knows how to keep readers reading. Capri has a way with words that's both captivating and compelling.” C.B. “Great stuff!” N. “I was caught at the get go and sailed right through, holding my breath at the end.” M.P.Grab your copy now!

Northanger Abbey: free sampler

A sample of queen of crime, Val McDermid’s modern re-telling of the Austen classic. Get ready for a very different Northanger Abbey.Seventeen-year-old Catherine ‘Cat’ Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat’s wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons.Edinburgh initially offers no such thrills: Susie Allen is obsessed by shopping, Andrew Allen by the Fringe. A Highland Dance class, though, brings Cat a new acquaintance: Henry Tilney, a pale, dark-eyed gentleman whose family home, Northanger Abbey, sounds perfectly thrilling. And an introduction to Bella Thorpe, who shares her passion for supernatural novels, provides Cat with a like-minded friend. But with Bella comes her brother John, an obnoxious banker whose vulgar behaviour seems designed to thwart Cat’s growing fondness for Henry.Happily, rescue is at hand. The rigidly formal General Tilney invites her to stay at Northanger with son Henry and daughter Eleanor. Cat’s imagination runs riot: an ancient abbey, crumbling turrets, secret chambers, ghosts…and Henry! What could be more deliciously romantic?But Cat gets far more than she bargained for in this isolated corner of the Scottish Borders. The real world outside the pages of a novel proves to be altogether more disturbing than the imagined world within…

Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order (Scot Harvath)

The prelude to Hidden Order, Brad Thor's riveting and pulse-pounding Scot Harvath thriller.

Remembrance (The Descendants #1)

I was three when I watched my mother die.Now I'm back in Muckle Cove digging into her murder.They say coming home is never easy, but what I'm finding goes so much deeper than anyone could have imagined. Ancient magic, modern politics, and my mother's ghost all point to some truth in the past that could change my present forever. If it doesn't kill me first...

The Incident: a novella

When Tom Slater and his eight-year-old son walk to their car after seeing a New Jersey Devils hockey game, they are accosted by two loudmouths who were sitting near them during the game. They try to rob Slater, but he fights back, inadvertently killing one of the attackers. Slater is subsequently arrested and charged with manslaughter. Enter Sidney Diamond, the flashy female attorney who maintains that the only way for Slater to save himself from being convicted is for young Nolan to testify, he being the only eyewitness as to what really happened. Slater and his wife will have nothing of it. See what happens as Slater tries to protect his son from reliving this traumatic experience, while also trying to avoid a multi-year prison sentence.

Tell Me When I'm Dead: Book One of Tell Me When I'm Dead

Dave, a recovering alcoholic, wakes up to find his town overrun by zombies.Dave Pulaski wasted his youth getting drunk. When he met Holly, a beautiful, strong-willed woman, he decided to get his life together.Now a plague is decimating the town of Tres Marias. And it turns the victims into shrieking flesh-eaters who hunt. To survive, Dave, Holly, and a small band of soldiers must kill the living as well as the dead.But Dave is this close to drinking again. The vengeful woman he cheated with is after him–and she’s no longer human. The ravening hordes are swelling. And the beleaguered military forces are outnumbered. How can anyone live through this?For Dave, the choice is simple–learn to fight or join the burgeoning ranks of the undead.What Reviewers Are Saying“Tell Me When I’m Dead is a gritty, pulse-pounding read that never loses its sense of humor, for an original and well-rounded work of zombie fiction.” —Self-Publishing Review“In this thrilling novel, Ramirez details an antihero’s struggles for family and love, and to find beauty in a world ruled by the dead.” —Readers’ Favorite“Chilling, pulse racing, and hugely compelling, Ramirez has brought something new to a popular genre.” —The BookbagWhat Amazon Readers Are Saying★★★★★ “I loved this book, the very human characters, and the kick-ass enemies. The undead in the book were fierce, visceral, and not the only threat to worry about. I’ll look forward to reading more by this author.”★★★★★ “Loved this book! It grabbed me at the beginning and kept me until the end. I can’t wait to read the next book!”★★★★★ “Well-drawn characters, good and bloody action, and a hero trying to maintain his newfound sobriety.”

Everything to Lose: Part One, Chapters 1a??5

Part 1 of the heart-pounding new thriller from the co-author of five No. 1 James Patterson bestsellers including Judge and Jury and Lifeguard, and the Sunday Times bestsellers The Blue Zone and Reckless.WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO LOSEYOU STOP PLAYING BY THE RULESHilary Cantor’s life is falling apart. She has lost her job, is about to lose her house, and is running out of money to care for her young son with Asperger’s syndrome.But when Hilary is first on the scene of a fatal car accident, she finds a satchel full of cash on the backseat – enough to solve all of her problems. Her split-second decision has devastating consequences…Because the money she takes is at the heart of a conspiracy involving murder, blackmail and a powerful figure who’ll do anything to keep the past buried. They don’t just want their money back: they want Hilary’s life – and that of her son…

The Black Sea: a US-Russia spy conspiracy thriller (A Joe Johnson Thriller, Book 6)

A Russian conspiracy in Washington, DC . . . A passenger jet is shot down, killing hundreds. A mole wreaks havoc in the White House. And an oligarch bent on the most malicious kind of revenge targets Joe Johnson.War crimes investigator Johnson is sent undercover by his former employer, the CIA, to untangle a web of deceit and online blame games in Russia’s Black Sea region after the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) in Ukraine.But he quickly finds he has bitten off more than he can chew—and that the key to the conspiracy lies not in Moscow, but on Capitol Hill in Washington.Johnson, his partner Jayne Robinson, and his friends in the CIA eventually have to come to terms with the fact that Russian methods of infiltrating the US are evolving faster than American counterintelligence realizes in the post-Cold War era, and they are struggling to catch up.The drama reaches a climax in the US capital and on the Black Sea coast, where Johnson’s long-term nemesis has a stronghold.The Black Sea, book number six in the Joe Johnson series, is a compelling spy thriller with multiple twists that you won’t want to put down. AMAZON REVIEWERS ON THE JOE JOHNSON SERIES: ★★★★★ “Every bit a match for Lee Child and Tom Clancy.”★★★★★ “A great read, has more twists than a country road.”★★★★★ “Right up there with Silva/Allon.”★★★★★ “More than a touch of Forsyth.”★★★★★ “Far better than Ludlum.”★★★★★ “If you enjoy the work of Vince Flynn and Nelson DeMille, you’ll be happy to discover Andrew Turpin.” **This thriller comes with a link inside the book allowing readers a COMPLIMENTARY download of a prequel to the Joe Johnson series — The Afghan.**

The Darkest Grave: A Gripping Detective Crime Mystery (The DI Hogarth Darkest Series Book 2)

DI HOGARTH’S JUDGMENT IS CALLED INTO QUESTION WHEN A LOCAL FARMER IS BRUTALLY MURDERED. MOTIVE IS EVERYWHERE HE LOOKS, BUT DI HOGARTH MUST DISCOVER THE TRUTH BEFORE A VICIOUS KILLER CAN CLAIM THE BLOOD-STAINED LAND.DI Hogarth and DS Sue Palmer are called to a murder on the outskirts of town. Farmer Nigel Grave has been killed in brutal fashion at the start a family get-together. The old man was due to make a declaration about the future of his farm, but his grand plans appear to have died with him. Why was the farmer killed? Hogarth finds a farmhouse full of suspects. The farmer’s wife is a drunken harridan with a sordid past. The son has ambitions of his own. The interfering Goodwells simply won’t back off, and a sharp-edged beauty has designs all of her own.  DI Hogarth is sickened by the greed on display. As the crime scene manager picks over the murder, Hogarth spots a clue. Just what are the mysterious black grains beneath the blood-spattered hay? And what was the old man’s grand plan?Secrets and lies return from the past.  Foreign workers are soon in the frame. And Hogarth’s killer hides among the sinister faces ranged all around.But that’s not all Hogarth has to deal with - A stalker lurks in the shadows, ready to destroy the woman he loves.Sickening Greed. Lust past and present. A cop under pressure… and the murderer who killed an old man’s dream may yet strike again.In an epic conclusion, DI Hogarth must make a gamble.  Lose and a killer goes free plus the DI loses all authority. Win and a killer will be flushed from his hiding place - but at what price?Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell. If you love to read gripping detective thrillers with flawed lead characters or police procedurals with shocking twists and a noir flavour, then the DI Hogarth Darkest series is for you.Readers have described the Darkest series as a best fit for fans of British crime thrillers, Female detective novels, British crime mysteries, Police Procedurals, Heist thrillers and Noir Thrillers.A detective murder mystery packed with danger and thrills - The Darkest Grave is a crime novel you won’t want to put down.Setting:Southend-on-sea: Just over an hour from London. A tough, densely packed suburban town. A place where wealth and glamour sits cheek-by-jowl with addiction, poverty and crime. Sandwiched between the sparkling Thames Estuary and a semi-rural hinterland. Ex-Met Detective Joe Hogarth could have imagined he was signing up for sun, sea and semi-retirement when he transferred to the Essex coast. But it seems the merry hell of Southend might just have him beat. It’s a good thing this DI doesn’t know when to quit…THE DI HOGARTH DARKEST SERIESTHE DARKEST LIESTHE DARKEST GRAVETHE DARKEST DEEDTHE DARKEST TRUTH (final novel of the series - coming soon).ALSO BY SOLOMON CARTER:LONG TIME DYING series featuring private investigators Eva Roberts and Dan BradleyTHE LAST LINELUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKFor more information visit SolomonCarter.net

Hot Winter Nights: A warm and witty winter read! (Heartbreaker Bay)

Hot Winter Nights is the sixth in New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis's Heartbreaker Bay series, featuring her trademark gift for humour, warmth and romance. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts and Marie Force. Who needs mistletoe?Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that-but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once...Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.Want more warm, funny romance? Check out the other Heartbreaker Bay novels starting with Sweet Little Lies, visit stunning Wildstone, gorgeous Cedar Ridge, spellbinding Lucky Harbor or experience some Animal Magnetism in Sunshine, Idaho in Jill's other unforgettable series.

The Bishop's Pawn

Smuggler turned secret agent Philis thinks his luck may have finally run out when he’s captured in East Berlin.But given the task of taking a Catholic bishop across the Berlin Wall, he sets on what should be a straight-forward mission.What the Home Office neglect to tell him is that the bishop harbours a Nazi past, and that $50 million of gold lies in a secret location, looted by the Germans from Mussolini’s treasury.Philis’s plan to use the gold as peacemaker where détente has failed is complicated by the presence of a beautiful urban guerrilla, who can’t decide whether to kill him or make love to him … or both.Will Philis be able to complete his mission to smuggle the bishop across the Wall?Or will he fall victim to the Catholic’s dubious past, and become himself the Bishop’s Pawn?‘The Bishop’s Pawn’ is a gripping international political thriller from Ritchie Perry.'A master of the genre at the top of his game.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'Cold Kill'. Ritchie Perry is a British writer of spy and adventure crime fiction. He has also written novels under the name John Allen, as well as a book on Brazil and some books for children.

Speak No Evil (Oyster Point Thriller Book 2)

"Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and Southern scandal like no one else!" - Harlan Coben #1 New York Times bestselling author If you love a gripping Southern suspense, USA Today bestselling SPEAK NO EVIL is for you. Lifting the veil of secrecy on a grand Southern family in decline. New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby explores the lives of Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah Aldridge, three sisters who share a dark past and an uncertain future... After the death of their mother, a newspaper heiress, Caroline Aldridge steps up to head the paper. But a killer is making headlines, and Caroline may have unwittingly stepped into the crosshairs. Even as she mends the tattered bonds of sisterhood, a sinister force beyond their control may tear them apart forever… "Dangerously addicting." -Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 New York Times bestselling author “Crosby easily paints an eerie setting that on the outside seems beautiful, but lurking beneath the shadows is something sinister. Reminiscent of an old Hitchcock film.” –Amazon reader Reading order for The Oyster Point Thriller Book1: Leave No Trace Book 2: Speak No Evil Book 3: Tell No Lies