Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Books

Greed: An Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Book 1

Washburn County Deputy Amber Monroe is following in the footsteps of her sister, Jade. She devours everything she can during her detective training in hopes of being promoted soon.

Living in small-town USA has its advantages, like a sense of security, and disadvantages, like being close to Milwaukee and its crime. Washburn County has become the dumping ground of murder victims, courtesy of its neighboring county to the south.

When two men are discovered on the outskirts of North Bend, each with a bullet to the head, Amber's team, led by Lieutenant Jack Steele, hits the highway in search of a killer.

Assisted by the Milwaukee PD, they go deep into Brew City's underbelly, which reveals far more than anyone ever expected. Crimes involving murder and counterfeiting keep the team running in every direction, but it's Amber's attraction to a new man in North Bend that puts her front and center on the killer's short list.

She doesn't get far before the entire case turns upside down.

Note: All Amber Monroe books are standalone stories but since characters carry over, they are best read in chronological order.

Series One - Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series

#1 Greed

#2 Avenged

#3 Vendetta

#4 Atrocity

#5 Travesty

The Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series follows on the heels of the conclusion of Malice, Book 5 in the Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series.

Editorial Review:

"Fans of C. M. Sutter's Jade Monroe crime thrillers will be pleased to learn that Jade's younger sister, Amber Monroe, is about to make detective and kicking off her own law enforcement career in small-town North Bend, Wisconsin. Amber is determined to succeed in law enforcement and eager to prove her investigative chops--along with another deputy who happens to have psychic abilities--and she gets the chance when two dead bodies are dumped in North Bend. There's also the intrigue of a possible counterfeiting ring turning up in town, making this fast-paced tale a terrific kickoff to the new series." Angela M., Editor, Red Adept Editing

Start at the beginning of the Monroe Sisters' saga with Maniacal. Find all of the books leading up to the Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series below.

Series One - Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series

#1 Maniacal

#2 Captive

#3 Fallacy

#4 Premonition

#5 Exposed

Note: The Jade Monroe FBI Thriller books follow on the heels of the conclusion of Exposed, Book 5 in the Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series.



Series Two - Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series

#1 Snapped

#2 Justified

#3 Donors

#4 Leverage

#5 Malice

Death’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.

Say You're Sorry (Book One): A Gripping Crime Thriller (A DCI Campbell McKenzie Detective Conspiracy Thriller No 1)

Sometimes, an apology is all it takes to save your life, no matter who you are!

'SAY YOU'RE SORRY!'

A gripping page-turning crime thriller which will make you think twice about how you treat strangers or ever use the internet or your mobile phone again!

Say You're Sorry weaves together the lives of four different people in a page-turning modern retelling of the biblical thriller: David versus Goliath. In this thrilling version, David works in a call centre in India, and Goliath is Scottish crime lord Tommy McNunn.

When Scottish crime lord Tommy 'McNunn' commits the perfect murder, killing a corrupt policeman and framing his death on a rival, DCI Campbell McKenzie knows there is little he can do to stop a gang war and prevent McNunn taking over the whole of Scotland.

However, when Tommy McNunn accidentally drives into an old age pensioner, destroys the man's car and refuses to apologise, his ambitions are soon to be thwarted. In a modern day retelling of the biblical story 'David Versus Goliath', the meek topple the mighty, brains conquer brawn and good overcomes bad. DCI McKenzie versus his arch rival, Tommy McNunn. Who will win? In another classic IAN CP IRVINE thriller, just when you think you know the truth, your world is turned upside down. Hold on tight, cancel the rest of your day and take a deep, deep breathe. You'll need it.

About the book.

'Say You're Sorry!' is the latest crime thriller written by Ian C.P. Irvine, one of the UK's top cyber security experts.

Based upon real facts, 'Say You're Sorry!' is a page-turning, thrilling and chilling expose of just how much our daily lives are now controlled by computers, and how an cyber expert with the right knowledge, could, if they wished, ruin your life.

A cyber crime conspiracy thriller at the top its game, after reading this, you'll never want to switch on your mobile phone again.

Read it now, ...or you'll be sorry you missed it!

You can't say you haven't been warned...

Once you've read it, this is the book you will want to recommend to your friends!

The action in the book is split between Scotland and India, so if you are in India, and like crime thrillers, this is the one to read!

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!

The First Cases: The Roberts and Bradley PI Crime Thriller Collection Mega Boxed Set

Could you risk it all to protect the innocent? Would you put your life on the line for justice?

These two detectives do - every single time...

Meet Private Investigators Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley as they risk it all in six thrilling cases...



Over one and half thousand pages of thrilling mystery and action with twists, turns and shocks across six pulsating books. Join the action as PIs Roberts and Bradley take on all comers, outwitting cunning enemies and unpicking devilish mysteries in an epic fight to survive...

Dangerous cases pit them against ruthless gangsters, murderers, thieves and villains of all stripes. And the trouble doesn't stop there. Eva and Dan are lovers stuck in a turbulent affair. But Dan is also head-over-heels for himself and Eva has a not-so-secret crush on the bottle...

If you enjoy page-turning mysteries and thrillers with snappy dialogue, flawed heroes, and a hint of romance then you are in for a real treat.

This giant set comprises six roller-coaster mystery-thrillers:

1. Out With A Bang

2. One Mile Deep

3. Long Time Dying (ends with a stunning cliffhanger)

4. Luck and Judgment

5. Rite to Silence

6. The Final Trick.

Discover why fans love these stories - Join the Roberts and Bradley adventure today.

Grab your Mega Boxed Set now!

The First Cases, The Roberts and Bradley PI Crime Thriller Collection Mega Boxed Set is categorised as: Private investigator crime thrillers, private investigator novel series, private detective novel series, pulp thriller series, British crime mystery, British crime thriller, private detective novel series, noir crime thriller

Stealing Power: A gripping crime thriller full of suspense (Detectives Kane and Colt Crime Thriller Series Book 1)

Stealing women's power is easy ... restoring it is deadly.

Detective Chief Inspector AJ Colt lives his life in the limelight. The charismatic star of New Scotland Yard is public relations gold. Everyone loves him. Well, almost everyone. For three years a vicious serial rapist has been taunting and tormenting him, sending him recordings of every sickening crime he commits. But with no DNA from the devastated victims the trail is stone cold dead, until a familiar landmark leads Colt back to his hometown - the last place on earth he wants to be.

It's also the last place on earth Detective India Kane wants him. The obsessively private local keeps her head down, works hard, and doesn't bother anybody. She likes life that way. When people bother her, things have a tendency to get messy. She's just landed a career changing case - a brutal drug-facilitated rape investigation - and doesn't take kindly to the arrogant newcomer parachuted in to snatch it from her.

The hunt is on.

But Colt and Kane's twisted prey is just warming up. As he escalates, so does his power. And he won't stop until he's stolen it all ... even if it means bringing his own brand of terror directly to those who hunt him.

When their lives collide - it won't just be the victims' worlds that are torn apart.

Stealing Power is the first in a series of gripping psychological crime thrillers featuring British Detectives India Kane and AJ Colt. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Caroline Mitchell, Carol Wyer and Patricia Gibney.

The Ice Maiden: FREE crime thriller mystery set in the sixties (PREQUEL Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert)



FREE crime thriller mystery!BEST SELLER in Crime Fiction BEST FREE READS.

At night he prowls the streets targeting young women walking home alone. He is addicted to a perverted pleasure. The first victim is found naked lying in a ditch. Why had her body been kept in a deep freeze for so long? Two other girls disappear, discovered many weeks later, murdered and frozen in blocks of ice. Set in Cambridgeshire this is the swinging sixties. Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert is a hard nosed traditional copper with old fashioned principles tasked with hunting down this perverted ice killer. Can he crack the case before another girl is killed and frozen in time?

Grab your FREE copy today and discover the answer. THE ICE MAIDEN is an exciting prequel to the first book in the best selling DI Jack Gilbert crime thriller series.

HERE'S WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

"Gripping storyline that keeps you guessing to the end."

"Excellent book, gripping story about girls who immediately trust a man when they're in need of a Samaritan; how they meet their demise and how the detective hunts the man down. The book was so gripping I downloaded the follow on book by this author."

And there's more! Read ICE MAIDEN and at the end of this prequel you have the opportunity of downloading THE CHOCOLATE KILLER - for FREE! It's the first book in the thrilling best selling Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert Series.

Love is a many splendored thing - except when it becomes depraved. Jack and his new team are seeking a serial killer who leaves his victims with the same perverted calling card. Whichever lead they follow it becomes a dead end. How do they find him? You always hurt the one you love and the killer is on the prowl looking for someone special; the love of his life. Until he finds her again, women are being killed to satisfy his sweet insatiable perversion. Jack Gilbert and his team hunt him down. How many women does he have to kill before he finds the one? Download your FREE copy, but be warned - chocolate will never taste the same again!

Fatal Starts: Two Gripping Jess Kimball Thrillers with Heart Pounding Suspense to Keep You Awake All Night (The Jess Kimball Thrillers Series Book 11)

Bestselling JESS KIMBALL SUSPENSE THRILLER SERIES Begins Here. Special Edition. Special Price. Limited time. From award-winning New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI in this special combined edition of the first novel and first novella in the highly addictive Jess Kimball Thrillers Series.

Introducing Jess Kimball, the relentless heroine you'll really love. Jess is on a mission only she believes in, only she can complete. Her son was stolen. She wants him back. While she searches, she's on your side.

Jess is a fiery woman, driven by her own past to fight for crime victims the justice system has failed. How can she win against killers who refuse to follow the rules?

Fatal Enemy - Jess Kimball hadn't been in the same room with Richard Martin for more than a dozen years. Worse things than Richard had happened to her since she'd seen him last. He'd find out soon enough that she wasn't a gullible sixteen-year-old anymore. She was his enemy now and he was hers, whether he knew it or not.

Jess decided long ago she would never yield to him again. Richard Martin would make his choice tonight. Would they become fatal enemies? In this tense battle of nerve and guile, who will survive?

Fatal Distraction - Three years ago, beloved Florida Governor Helen Sullivan's world shattered when her only son died in a senseless car crash, killing his best friend, too. Helen quickly discovered Eric's crash was no accident and lured the killer to her son's funeral to be caught. When the shooting ceased in the small country church, Helen believed her nightmare was over. Instead, she'd unwittingly escalated her duel with a cunning and patient assassin.

Now, investigative journalist Jess Kimball is driven to find the horrifying truth. Is the Central Florida Child Killer guilty? Or is the real killer still out there? Helen and Jess together face the determined killer in a pitched battle of wit and nerve. Who will survive?

For fans of Greg Iles, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham, and James Patterson's Women's Murder Club

"Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." -- Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

"Expertise shines on every page." -- Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President

"Relentlessly determined to bring justice to an unjust world, Jess Kimball is like a female Jack Reacher, only nicer!" -- Martha Powers, award winning author of Conspiracy of Silence and Death Angel

Readers Love Jess Kimball and Clamor for More!

"Smart, fast-paced, personal and, dare I say, thrilling. It's the kind of "this could happen to me" thrill that really chills me to the bone if I think about it too much. I could not put this book down until I found out if everything was going to turn out okay. Does it? Well you'll have to read it and see!"

"Highly recommend-- kept me on the edge of my seat and I had a hard time putting it down-- Great characters and storyline-- can only hope Diane Capri will make a series out of Jess and Helen-- I do want more!"

Start reading now with this special price for a limited time on the first Jess Kimball Thrillers and you'll be hooked by the twists and turns, emotion and heart. You'll read all night. But lock the doors first. These books are nail biters.

Only the Strongest Survive

The novel opens with a hair-tingling scene, as two men kidnap Emely Donnovan, one of the wealthiest women in America, and bury her alive. What is behind this horrific crime?

Raised in a strict religious institution, Emely never knew her parents. Fearing a life of poverty, she starts up a small business that deals mainly with buying and selling stocks. Thanks to her extreme dedication and knowledge, the company grows over time into a major conglomerate. In her desire for ever greater financial security, this beautiful, ambitious CEO has accumulated a number of enemies.

But now she finds herself locked in the basement of a remote house in the middle of a forest, watched over by one of her captors who makes her buy and sell stocks for him so he can get rich. Her challenge to survive becomes even more complicated when Emely's captor falls in love with her. ...

Check out the great review I got from the independent Midwest Book Review:



Another intriguing opening marks Ian Fox's style, which is to grab the reader's attention from the first paragraph of description: "Emely Donnovan, the CEO of Donnovan Corporation, slipped out of her black Porsche Carrera GT sports car and hurried to the entrance of the office building. "Here are the keys, Mr. Kruger," she said to the porter. "The usual space, please."

The day proves anything but usual for fast-paced CEO Emely, one of the wealthiest women in America, when she is kidnapped and buried alive; and the story that evolves will delight mystery and thriller readers who would initially predict quite a different outcome from the initial events.

As Emely and her kidnapper evolve some unusual bonds, a strange dilemma comes to unfold: what happens when terrorism and a plot for financial gain changes to unexpected romance which is experienced on both sides?

There has been much written about emotional connections between victims and captors that evolve as a response to a struggle for survival on the victim's part - but none hold the depth and dilemma of ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVE, where the captor himself is drawn to his victim. At first the two are separated by their different objectives: hers to survive, his to reap financial gain: "When she lay on the bed or sat at the desk, she replayed the memory of what had happened to her. She thought about it so much that it gave her a headache. When she wasn't thinking she was crying, and when she wasn't crying, she was asleep.

John was not thinking of her. His thoughts revolved around the money that would soon be in his account. Every morning he rang his bank to check the balance. He knew that a transfer from abroad took at least three days, but still hoped that things would perhaps happen sooner."

Add to the budding romance other protagonists who have different interests in the changing situation plus swiftly changing motives and treachery and you have a story that follows no predictable path ... and herein lies its delight.

Ian Fox's writings will prove compelling to readers who seek complexity and difference in plots. ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVE is especially recommended for readers who, in the past, have read many thrillers with too few real surprises. Those who seek the thrill of the unexpected will

find Ian Fox's works satisfying on many levels: filled with the depth, detail and turns that you just don't find in too many novels nowadays.

Link: midwestbookreview.com/mbw/feb_12.htm#donovan

Dark Falls (Dark Falls, CO Romantic Thriller Book 1)

A cop hunting a violent thrill seeker. A woman from his past. Will their history and heated attraction put his case on ice?

Detective John Sevier never wanted to be anything but a cop. When a string of jewelry store heists threatens the woman he let get away years before, he'll stop at nothing to bring the adrenaline junkie gang leader to justice.

Ava McNair never looked at her life as a sacrifice. She loves taking care of her dad and running her family's jewelry store with her special needs sister. So what if that meant dropping out of college and leaving behind a man who just might have been the one? When fate gives her and the detective who got away a second shot at love, will she step up and take it or will life tear them apart again?

With Ava in the path of a killer, will John be able to move fast enough to take down a violent man set on wreaking as much damage as he can before he goes down?

Grab Dark Falls from NY Times Bestselling Author Lori Ryan and get ready for a night of "one more chapter" reading!

Dark Falls is the first book in the gripping new Dark Falls, CO romantic thriller series by Lori Ryan, Trish McCallan, Becca Jameson, Savannah Kade, Lisa-Marie Cabrelli, and Sandra Owens. Don't miss a book!

Dark Falls, Lori Ryan (Oct. 9, 2018)

Dark Legacy, Trish McCallan (Oct. 9, 2018)

Dark Secrets, Savannah Kade (Oct. 9, 2018)

Dark Nightmares, Becca Jameson (Nov. 6, 2018)

Dark Terror, Sandra Owens (Jan. 8, 2019)

Dark Burning, Lori Ryan (Jan. 29, 2019)

Dark Echoes, Savannah Kade (Feb. 26, 2019)

Dark Memories, Sandra Owens (Mar. 26, 2019)

Dark Rage, Becca Jameson (Apr. 23, 2019)

Dark Tidings, Trish McCallan (May 21, 2019)

Dark Obsession, Lisa-Marie Cabrelli (June 25, 2019)

Dark Prison, Lori Ryan (July 30, 2019)

The Fixer, Season 1: Complete: (A JC Bannister Serial Thriller)

JC Bannister is a killer.

He's killed for his country.

He's killed for money.

But now he's being asked to cross lines he never imagined.

Killing a friend, a powerful US Senator. For money.

A lot of money.

Bannister has done a lot of questionable things for dubious reasons. Now, double-crossed and on the run, he needs to figure out what the right thing is and get it done.

If he gets it wrong, he and his team could wind up in jail permanently.

Or cut down by their unseen enemy.

Or, worse yet?

Branded as traitors and pursued by every law enforcement agency in the United States of America.

The Fixer, Season 1: Complete is the explosive new thriller series from Rex Carpenter. Fans of Mitch Rapp, Jason Bourne, Jack Noble or John Milton, will feel right at home reading The Fixer.

Also in The Fixer Series -

The Fixer Origins:

Duke: The Education of an Assassin: amazon.com/gp/product/B00YFBJM6I

Joan: Portrait of a Vengeful Young Woman: amazon.com/gp/product/B0131YSEEA

The Bluebell Informant (DS Evelyn Giles: Crime and Thriller Series Book 1)

How do you catch a killer who is already dead?

One year ago, the Bluebell Killer killed his last victim. He was shot and killed, leaving behind a legacy of twenty corpses and a name that people will fear for years to come...

A year later, a man is shot in the back of the head and left in a field of bluebells.

Is it a mugging gone wrong? A copycat killer? Or is the Bluebell Killer still out there, waiting to pounce on his next victim?

For DS Evelyn Giles the solution is simple - it's just another dirty politician caught committing an unforgiveable crime. But with the evidence stacking up against him, Giles' suspect has one more surprise in store for her...

And his words will throw everything she knows into question...

'It's not over yet.'

The past is coming back to haunt DS Giles. She's already sacrificed much for the lie. The only question is how much more will she suffer for the truth?

An ingeniously, gripping thriller, The Bluebell Informant is a dark, unexpected and emotionally charged debut.

Nick on The Bluebell Informant:

'DS Giles is a strong female protagonist pitted against an extreme right-wing and corrupt politician who doesn't take kindly to having his life resting in the hands of an asian detective. But with the suspicion of murdering a man near an old World War Two pillbox hanging over his head, he doesn't have much of a choice but to trust her. Set in the peaceful countryside of Edenbridge and the bustling streets of London, sparks will fly when the two have to work together in order to uncover a web of police corruption, dodgy dealings and gangster politics...'

A Wasted Hour

A young student hitch-hiking home from college meets an old man with an incredible story to tell.

Taken from his collection Tell Tale, A Wasted Hour is an ingenious and witty short story sure to delight Jeffrey Archer's many fans and proves why the Mail on Sunday has said that he is 'probably the greatest storyteller of our age'.

If you loved this story be sure to look out for The Year of Short Stories, a collection of digital short stories which celebrate the talent of this incredible bestselling author, including The Endgame and The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office.

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

"A great book!"

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to The Final Trick...

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

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

THE FINAL TRICK - Book 1

TASTE OF DEATH - Book 2

THE DANGER ROOM- Book 3

BOOK FOUR COMING SOON!

Categorised as:

Private investigator crime thriller series

Private investigator mystery novel series

Private investigator novel series

Private detective novel series

Pulp thriller

Men's action and adventure

British crime thrillers

The Book Of Ill Deeds: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Witches Of Castle Falls 1)

Ginger Blackstone needed a change in her life. Getting a call from her home town's Sheriff, then hearing him say, "We've arrested your grandmother for murder," wasn't it.

Three bodies later and Ginger finds herself, and the hot new small-town doctor, up to their broomsticks in trouble. Ginger sets out to find the real killer before her missing sister's name shows up on a list in The Book of Ill Deeds.

I spy, I Saw Her Die (BOOK ONE): a gripping, page-turning 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!

Gone With The Ghost (Murder By Design Book 1)

Bailey Burke has had a rough six months--it's not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that's exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn't cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen. Which he is...



Ryan claims he didn't commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. Ryan's counting on a stairway to heaven, as opposed to wings, since that might be a little unmanly for a cop, even a dead one.



An expert in home design, with her own staging business, Bailey can tell you where to place a couch to improve flow and comfort, but solving a crime? Not her area of expertise. But with help from Ryan's former partner, Marner, she is unraveling the mystery of what happened to Ryan that day... and unwittingly putting herself in grave danger.

Murder By Design Series

Book 1- Gone With The Ghost

Book 2- Silence of The Ghost

Book 3- Once Upon a Ghost

Bestselling author Erin McCarthy offers her signature humor in this fun series about an uptight fashion-conscious home stager who finds herself stiletto-deep in murder...

The Note

A thrilling novella introducing Eddie Collins, CSI

Have you ever had that feeling of being watched but when you turn around no ones there?

I have.

It was raining, and I was working a murder scene around midnight when that prickle ran up my spine. If I'd listened to that feeling, if I'd thought back to my past, maybe I could have prevented the terror that was to come.

Back at the office, I found a death threat on my desk.

I had no idea who sent it or why they wanted to kill me.

But I was about to find out.

I'm Eddie Collins, a CSI, and this is my story.



Andrew Barrett is the best-selling author of The End of Lies. This novella serves as a thrilling introduction to his Eddie Collins Series. It will appeal to fans of authors like Ian Rankin, Robert Bryndza and Kathy Reichs.

Lost Innocence: A gripping psychological thriller

A gripping crime thriller with a killer twist

Detective Alex Kane isn't good at dealing with the innocent victims of crime. That is why he likes his job on the state police organized crime task force. Most of the bodies he encounters knew what they were signing up for. And when the inevitable setbacks and disappointments arise, he never feels too guilty. But Alex can't insulate himself forever.

When a criminal organization is engaged in human trafficking and child pornography, Alex is drawn into a disturbing and dangerous world. A world where anonymous forces exploit young women and girls with impunity. A world where any mistake Alex makes could lead to the suffering of innocents. Can Alex pull the curtains back on this dark world before a young girl is lost forever?

CLEAN KILL (A Trask Brothers Murder Mystery)

Spring is in the air in Minnesota and someone has decided it's time to do some serious spring cleaning. Bodies are turning up in Minneapolis and on the north shore of Lake Superior with a similar characteristic, they are very clean. Now it's up to Special Agent Don Trask of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and his twin brother Dave, sheriff of Lake County, to figure out if they have a serial killer on their hands - and how to stop him before he kills again.

"CLEAN KILL IS A MURDER MYSTERY IN THE FASHION OF JOHN SANFORD WITH AN ENDING THAT WILL SURPRISE!"

The Queen's Birthday Telegram: The Year of Short Stories – June

June's instalment of The Year of Short Stories is The Queen's Birthday Telegram. Released as one of a limited number of digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh short-story collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from And Thereby Hangs A Tale, Jeffrey Archer's sixth collection of short stories, The Queen's Birthday Telegram is an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

Albert Webber and his wife Betty are utterly thrilled when he receives the honour of a telegram from the Queen, on the occasion of his hundredth birthday. The whole town celebrates in style, and Albert looks forward to the time when - in three years - his beloved wife can also celebrate with her own telegram. But when Betty's birthday comes, there is no telegram. Albert decides to take this up with the Palace . . .

The Wife – 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 Fortin

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

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

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

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

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

Tell Him He's Dead

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

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

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

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

Or do some people just have to be killed twice?

Praise for the DC Max Wolfe series

'Tense and human, fast and authentic' Lee Child

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

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

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

Cheap at Half the Price: The Year of Short Stories

Cheap at Half the Price is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's third collection of short stories, Twelve Red Herrings, comes Cheap at Half the Price, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

Mrs Consuela Rosenheim is beautiful, clever, and, thanks to her three marriages, exorbitantly wealthy. On her birthday, she and Mr Rosenheim find themselves in London; he to conduct important business, and she to choose herself a sumptuous birthday gift. Wandering the streets of Mayfair, she happens upon a magnificent necklace - at an equally superlative price. All she needs to do now is employ her husband's renowned bargaining techniques . . .

Be sure to look out for more from The Year of Short Stories collection, including The Endgame and The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office.

The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office: The Year of Short Stories – January

The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of a limited number of digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh short-story collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Cat O' Nine Tales, Jeffrey Archer's fifth collection of short stories, The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office is an irresistible, witty and captivating short read.

Mr and Mrs Haskins are upstanding members of a seaside town, where they rose from their ordinary beginnings to make a huge success of their local fish-and-chip shop. From there it only got better as they took the post office to new levels of prosperity. But just as they start to plan how they will enjoy the fruits of their labour the Haskins fall victim to the unscrupulous directors at the Post Office headquarters. Determined to ensure they receive what is rightfully theirs, they take drastic action . . .

Be sure to look out for more from The Year of Short Stories collection, including One Man's Meat and The Endgame.

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.

Clean Sweep Ignatius: The Year of Short Stories

Clean Sweep Ignatius is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's second collection of short stories, A Twist in the Tale, comes Clean Sweep Ignatius, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

Nigeria's newly appointed Minister of Finance is determined to make his country sit up straight with his rigorous overhaul of the system, soon earning him the nickname 'Clean Sweep Ignatius'. But, somehow, large sums of money are still falling through invisible cracks. At his wits end, General Otobi grants Ignatius with the authority to take whatever means he deems necessary to track down the errant funds . . .

Be sure to look out for more from The Year of Short Stories collection, including The Endgame and The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office.

The Grass Is Always Greener: The Year of Short Stories

The Grass Is Always Greener is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's fourth collection of short stories, To Cut a Long Story Short, comes The Grass Is Always Greener, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

Bill has had the same spot under the archway outside Critchley's Bank for years. He knows all the staff: the yuppies, the middle-management, the executives . . . perhaps better than they know themselves. Across the company, from lowest to highest ranking, each looks at what the other has. But with every rung further up the ladder problems become increasingly complex and more difficult to escape from . . .

Be sure to look out for more from The Year of Short Stories collection, including One Man's Meat and The Endgame.

Wrong One - (The Davenport Mysteries)

A WEDDING AND A THIRTY YEAR OLD GRUDGE

When Kiara invited Jake to a family wedding, he had not thought that it will be different from any other wedding. However, he started sensing something wrong with everyone in the wedding party.

Is Jake going to find out anything or is it a mere hunch? Or Kiara's fear of Jake creating a trouble in the marriage will come true?

The Wedding From Hell: Part 1: The Rehearsal Dinner

The first part of a brand new ebook-only story from bestselling author J. R. Ward. This exclusive prequel to her upcoming standalone suspense Consumed (available in October 2018) takes us back to where it all started between arson investigator Anne Ashburn and 'bad boy' firefighter Danny Maguire.



Are you ready for The Wedding From Hell?

It's a classic recipe for disaster: Take one bridesmaid who thinks pink is the root of all evil. Mix with a best man who's hotter than a four-alarm fire. Add in their explosive sexual attraction, a nightmare bridezilla, two catfights, and an emergency call, and you have the wedding from hell!

Experience the sizzling start of Anne and Danny's intense relationship. Is this the start of something good...or just an erotic one-night stand that rocks their world, but must never be repeated? Only their hearts know the answer to that, much as their minds might disagree.

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.

One Man's Meat: The Year of Short Stories

One Man's Meat is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's third collection of short stories, Twelve Red Herrings, comes One Man's Meat, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

When Michael Whitaker spots the stunning Anna Townsend on the steps of the theatre, he decides he will do whatever it takes to get to know her. Finding a way to get a ticket for the seat next to her, he then invites her to a drink at the interval. By the end of the play, Michael asks her to accompany him to dinner. But what will her answer be?

What follows are four different endings . . . choose just one, or - if choosing to read all four - they can be read in the following order: Rare, Burnt, Overdone, and A Point . . .

Be sure to look out for more from The Year of Short Stories collection, including The Endgame and No Room at the Inn.

The Wedding From Hell: Part 2: The Reception

The second part of a brand new ebook-only story from bestselling author J. R. Ward. This exclusive prequel to her upcoming standalone suspense Consumed (available in October 2018) takes us back to where it all started between arson investigator Anne Ashburn and 'bad boy' firefighter Danny Maguire.

Are you ready for The Wedding From Hell?

As the wedding from hell continues, Anne and Danny find themselves walking the delicate balance between professional distance and explosive attraction. Will the desire they feel last through the night and change their lives? Or are they doomed to part after one night of passion?

No Mercy (Sgt Major Crane crime thrillers)

Love Strike and Stone? Banks and Bosch? Read Crane!

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

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.

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

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

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

Ed Benjamin Author

The Hunting Party (free sampler)

*FREE EBOOK EXTRACT, available to download*EVERYONE'S INVITED.

EVERYONE'S A SUSPECT.

Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly-anticipated thriller of 2019.

In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.

The beautiful one

The golden couple

The volatile one

The new parents

The quiet one

The city boy

The outsider

The victim.

Not an accident - a murder among friends.

'A ripping, riveting murder mystery' A. J. Finn

'Very gripping' Sophie Hannah

'Full of surprises' Simon Kernick

'The Secret History meets And Then There Were None' Cass Green

'Pitch-perfect' Laura Marshall

Christina Rosenthal: The Year of Short Stories

Christina Rosenthal is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's second collection of short stories, A Twist in the Tale, comes Christina Rosenthal, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

Benjamin's childhood dream was to win the mile in the West Mount High School championships, but his attempts were peppered with taunts about his very traditional Jewish upbringing. And he is besotted with Christina - even though she is seemingly a key perpetrator of the slander. Told through a series of poignant letters written by Benjamin to his estranged father the rabbi, this is a tender, heart-wrenching and ultimately devastating tale of first love - and final promises.

Be sure to look out for more from The Year of Short Stories collection, including The Endgame and The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office.

No Room at the Inn: The Year of Short Stories

No Room at the Inn is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer's magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Jeffrey Archer's sixth collection of short stories, And Thereby Hangs a Tale, comes No Room at the Inn, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.

Richard has spent an idyllic month in Italy, soaking up the sun and the rich culture - even though his girlfriend decided at the last minute not to accompany him. Finding himself in the beautiful historic town of Monterchi, he spends his last few euros on a simple yet delicious meal. He is recommended the Albergo Piero for his stay that night. When he is told they have no rooms, the beautiful receptionist tells him to wait a moment - there might just be a room after all . . .

Be sure to look out for more from The Year of Short Stories collection, including The Endgame and In the Eye of the Beholder.

Marilyn

*A cracking debut thriller*

*This smart thriller by J.D Lawrence will set your heart pounding*

*Methodical and Riveting*

*A skilfully crafted debut novel that you won't want to put down!*

In a small American town, Marilyn, quits her job and sets out on a cross country drive with her eight year old son, Jack, with whom she is desperately trying to reconnect. After hours on the road, the signs of a storm setting in, they pull over to rest and grab a bite to eat at a roadside cafe.

Sitting in the shadows, a stranger, torn apart by grief and loss, and fueled by anguish and despair, drugs both Marilyn and her son.

She wakes up, alone, on the side of road, only now, Jack has vanished.

Hundreds of miles from home and caught in the belly of a storm. Marilyn enlists the help of an aged and lonely - borderline alcoholic motel owner, Elwood Bailey. They forge an unlikely friendship as they risk life and limb to find Jack and bring him home.

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

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

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 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.

Wrath (The Lieutenant Harrington Series Book 1)

Wrath - The Lieutenant Harrington Series, Book 1

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

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

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

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

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

A Witch and The Whispering Woe (A Longview Mystery Book 1)

When Bed & Breakfast owner Brianna Olney discovers an employee murdered outside of her establishment, she has to follow the clues to find the culprit, but finding the answers won't come so easily for her.

With her magical cat by her side, Brianna uses her natural gifts to try to piece all the mysterious elements together, but soon finds herself in danger.

Are Brianna's natural gifts enough to help her solve the case or is there another, even more magical mystery brewing behind the scenes?

Skin Market: A Jack Maddox suspense thriller

A brutal killer

A terrified sister

A dark past

Jack Maddox grew up on the tough streets. Run out of his hometown at 13 for a crime he was forced to commit, Maddox now has to face his dark past after decades away. His drug addicted sister has begged him to come back home and protect her from a brutal sadist that is stalking the Red Light District, butchering and mutilating prostitutes, and collecting their body parts for trophies.

Will the townspeople make him pay for his terrible crime? Can Maddox save his sister before it's too late? Can he stop the sadistic killer?

Find out in this gritty thriller that delves deep into the seedy underbelly of American society.

Book One in the Jack Maddox series.

Killer Christmas (A DI Geraldine Steel Thriller)

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

A standalone short story featuring Detective Geraldine Steel

HAVE YOURSELF A DEADLY LITTLE CHRISTMAS...

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

For fans of Peter James, Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza

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

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

FREE Crime and Thriller preview from J. T Ellison – for fans of Kathy Reichs

Sample for FREE the first in the compelling, page-turning lieutenant Taylor Jackson series by award-winning J. T. Ellison.

'A taut, striking debut' says John Connolly.

'Terrific suspense, terrific twists' says Lee Child.

No, please don't.

Three simple little words.

No, please don't.

The words echoed through his brain as he sawed, their rhythm spurring his own.

The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene - the prior victim's severed hand. Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case, but has no idea how close to this story she really is. Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson is following his bloody trail... of a killer who's begging to be caught.

He's watching.

He's waiting.

Green with Envy: A Heather's Forge Cozy Mystery, Book 1

Escaping a failed relationship and following an accidental dream, Allie Garrett has moved to Heather's Forge to take over her Great Aunt's Inn following her untimely death, but everything isn't all as it seems when Pixie, the Cat Allie inherited, begins to turn up clues that something else may be going on in Heather's Forge.

After being closed for six months, The Barrell Inn has reopened, just in time for the Holidays and thanks to Allie Garrett. Met by both resistance and open arms from the locals, Allie attempts to fill the big shoes her Great Aunt left behind while piecing together the clues that are about to turn her life and the touch of Heather's Forge upside down.

Green with Envy is the first book in the Heather's Forge Cozy Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone, but the Heather's Forge books are best enjoyed when read in series order. This book was originally published under the title Christmas, a Cat and Cardiac Arrest.

This is a cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, quirky characters and an unfolding mystery that needs solving. It has no graphic gore, bad language, or sex.

The Orlando File (Book One): A Page-Turning, Mystery & Detective Medical Thriller Conspiracy Free Ebook

The Most Gripping Mystery & Detective Medical Thriller you will ever read!

For fans of Lee Child, Kathy Reich, Tess Gerritsen. The Story: the Orlando File is a fast paced thriller, based upon the latest state-of-the-art discoveries in genetics and stem-cell research. The result is a truly scientific adventure but with a thrilling twist.

The Story

When Kerrin Graham, a retired cop and now an investigative journalist with the Washington Post, receives a call in the middle of the night, his life is about to be turned upside down.

Six of the world's leading geneticists have all 'committed suicide' in the past seven days, his brother-in-law being the latest to die. Establishing that those who died were all employees of the Gen8tyx Company, a secretive research company based in Orlando, Kerrin sets out to discover the truth behind their deaths.

Discovering that those who died were killed to stop them unveiling the results of their revolutionary stem-cell research, a discovery that could usher in a new age of hope and health for all humanity, Kerrin vows to find who was responsible for their deaths and to uncover the powerful secret they were killed to protect.

On a trail that takes him around the world and back, Kerrin uncovers a sinister organization that will stop at nothing to protect the secret behind the mysterious 'Orlando Treatment'.

When those around him start to die, and his wife disappears, it becomes a race against time to find the missing 'Orlando File', the only hope of saving his crippled wife and proving to an unsuspecting world, the truth behind the sinister Chymera Corporation of America.

And yet, when Kerrin eventually understands just what the Orlando File contains, he is faced with a choice no man should ever have to make, and everyone who reads this book must ask the same question:

"What would I do, if I were him?"

...and anyone who reads this book could learn a simple little known medical fact that could extend their life by 20 years.



What people are saying about The Orlando File

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"Exciting thriller with a main character I instantly took to. Usually I skim boring bits in books, but no need for that in this book, it was a genuine page turner."

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"I really enjoyed this book. I had never read this author before, but I will read everything he's written now! . This really was a well written, page-turning medical mystery. "

"This book is a thriller from the first paragraph to the last. I was surprised constantly and I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a medical thriller."

"Right from the beginning, you are drawn into this book and you will be unable to put down. The idea of what genetic engineering may be possible, is mind bending. You can actually believe the characters are real. It is a breathtaking book to read. "

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!

Defenders of the Rim: Beginnings: A Far Future SciFi Thriller

The Galactic Empire is in Grave Danger and unaware of what's coming! Can a group of young heroes find a way to save the galaxy and survive?

Young Lieutenant Jarra Carsean, newly graduated from the Rim Patrol Officer Candidate School, is given a small ship and a crew of misfits, straight out of District Specialist Training. Can their young team come together and survive their first mission, a mission that becomes a much more difficult and risky endeavor than anyone suspects it will be? What they discover has huge ramifications for the whole galaxy and they will have to use every skill their team has to survive.

Jarra carries with her a big secret that might well jeopardize her team or it may save them all and the Galactic Empire too.

>>The first in the Far Future Sci-Fi Thriller series, Defenders of the Rim: Beginnings is a far future sci-fi thriller in a world that combines science that just might be possible many years in the future with a Galactic Empire, rebels and aliens.

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WALKING INTO MURDER (The Professor Laura Morland Mystery Series)

Who would believe that an innocent walking trip in the English Cotswolds would include not just one murder but three, and even more hair-raising adventures? The intrepid American heroine of WALKING INTO MURDER, professor Laura Morland, would have scoffed at the idea. All she wanted was a few days of peace to recover from a humiliating (if not entirely unwelcome) divorce and a chance to test her new independence. That she certainly does; peace is another matter.

WALKING INTO MURDER is a light-hearted mystery with a delightful setting, an intriguing plot and distinctive characters headed by Laura Morland, a wonderfully appealing new amateur detective. It is part traditional English mystery, part middle-aged female sleuth of independent spirit who solves mysteries that confound the experts, part primer on the the battle between the sexes since Laura is an expert on gender, part rousing adventure. Laura is hardly Miss Marple - she is younger, more active, attractive, even romantically inclined, but the settings and characters are very British indeed.

It's a wonderful read: spine-tingling escapes and confrontations on deserted moors contrast with peaceful interludes in England's quaintest villages and most verdant countryside - and with some near-comic scenes of Laura's inept but ultimately successful efforts to track down the villains even as she eludes their clutches. Mask-making, amateur theatrics, underground tunnels and an escape from a boarded-up cottage are all part of the action.



The adventure begins when Laura is invited to teach a seminar on gender issues in London. First she decides to embark on a solo walking trip on the Cotswold Way. The walk soon takes stormy turns. A man plummets out of the thick mist, hauls her into an embrace and begs her to masquerade as his wife. Escorted at gunpoint by an aristocratic Englishman to an ancient manor house, she is confronted by a roomful of eccentrics, any of whom could be the killer of the body she finds in a bedroom - a body that perversely keeps changing its identity. In fact, everyone in in this bizarre household seems to have multiple identities and multiple motivations, making it exceedingly difficult to determine who is telling the truth and even harder to ascertain who is on Laura's side.

Curiosity is Laura's dominant trait and she delves into the mystery with possibly unwise abandon. She is determined to unmask the murderer - and to get the best of her alternately charming and irritating would-be husband, to whom she is undeniably attracted. She soon discovers that her fund of scholarly knowledge about male/female relationships is of little help in dealing with a man who refuses to answer her questions, appears to be having a steamy affair with the titled Lady of the house, and who increasingly seems the most likely candidate for murderer. Complicating matters further is his fraught relationship with Laura's able assistant in crime-detection, a fiery, free-spirited runaway who lives in the woods.

As Laura probes deeper, the efforts of the villains to silence her become more frantic and her strategies to evade them more ingenious. With total disregard for the escalating danger, she vows to outwit them all. And she does. In a final dramatic - and totally unexpected - scene, she zeroes in on the killer, or it might be more accurate to say the murderer zeroes in on her.

Joan Dahr Lambert is the author of CIRCLES OF STONE, a prehistoric novel told through the eyes of three women who became leaders of their tribes, and published by Simon & Schuster in 1997 & 1999. Lambert has written two other prehistoric novels, a novel about wolves for children and a novella, as well as the first two books in the Laura Morland series. The second, BABES IN THE BATHS, will be out soon. Like may published authors, she has decided to try self-publishing. All of her books will soon appear on Kindle and on other on-line venues.

Smoke and Mirrors (The Division Book 1)

A simple snatch and grab operation leaves a trail of dead bodies behind and sets a ruthless Saudi terrorist on the run.

Haunted by the ghosts of his past and blamed for the botched operation, deniable intelligence operator Craig Archer is thrown headlong into an adventure he could have lived without-and may not live through.

Drafted to the black ops unit of the SIS, known as The Division, he finds himself chasing shadows as he hunts the escaped Saudi moneyman, a former IRA bombmaker and a possible traitor in the Service. Accompanied by a beautiful agent from MI6 and constantly half a step behind the bad guys, Archer chases his targets across four countries in a relentless pursuit that leaves a path of destruction in its wake.

With the British, Americans and Saudis all working their own agendas, Archer must fight to stay alive and try to figure out who the good guys really are. As the bullets fly and blood is spilled, the only rule Archer can follow is to believe nothing and trust no one.

The Division is an action-packed spy thriller series that appeals to fans of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum, Tim Tignor and LT Ryan.

Abby & Sei Thriller Starter (Abby Kane FBI Thriller/Sei Assassin Thriller)

Russian Hill - 4.3 Stars

A serial killer. An elaborate game of death. Who's ready to play?

A killer is loose in San Francisco, and he's collecting body parts. FBI Agent Abby Kane believes a dead hiker found ten miles north of the city is the key to solving those crimes.

The more Abby digs, the more she begins to think the killer is playing an elaborate game and there's an audience cheering him on. But to catch the monster, she'll have to join in his twisted game.

Contract: Snatch - 4.3 Stars

They used her daughter to pull her out of retirement. They messed with the wrong mother.

Sei abandoned her life as an assassin to try to find peace--but when contacted by a source claiming to have information about the daughter she thought she'd lost, Sei finds herself taking on one last mission. Can she unravel the truth before time runs out?

Grab these two series starters for a fast-moving, action-packed thrill ride.

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Kill 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

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.

Rope Enough (The Romney and Marsh Files Book 1)

Newly promoted Detective Sergeant Joy Marsh is shipped out to Dover on the Kent coast to work under Detective Inspector Romney, a copper with a reputation as a cantankerous man but good at his job.

On her first night as his sergeant, a brutal crime in the town starts a chain of events that will test the mettle, the resolve and the detective in both of them.

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The Romney and Marsh Files now number six (nearly seven). They don't have to be read in order; they do all work as stand-alone novels. However, to get the most out of each it is recommended that they are consumed in the order in which they were prepared, a bit like the courses of a good meal. (Who wants to eat ice-cream before a bowl of soup?)

Here are the books of the series in order:

#1 Rope Enough

#2 Making a Killing

#3 Joint Enterprise

#4 A Dog's Life

#5 Particular Stupidities

#6 Unhappy Families

#7 A White-Knuckle Christmas (In production.)

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London 2012 : What If? (Book One) (A Romantic Thriller)

The most imaginative and gripping mystery you may ever read!

When James Quinn went to bed last night, everything was as it should be. But when he wakes up the next morning and goes to work, his world has changed. Where have his wife and two children gone? How is it possible that the building where he works every day...has vanished? What has happened to the rest of Canary Wharf, the financial centre of London - where has it gone?

And how can it be that his father, long dead and buried, is now very much alive?

Has James gone mad? Or is there something far more sinister happening?

This book may scare you, will make you laugh and cry, and everyone that reads it will ask the simple question: 'What if this happened to me?'

What people have been saying about this book:-



'I have never read a book so quickly in my life! What a brilliant book! This is a real page turner!'

'This was one of the fastest paced books that I have ever read. It pulled me into it and dragged me along at breakneck speed. I felt such sympathy for the main character that I was quite exhausted by the time I finished it. Excellent read.'

'...It was one of those books that I found myself talking about to friends all the time.'

'This book was chosen for my book club and we were not disappointed. It's well written and the story makes you think "What If". I could not put it down and it brought a good hour or so of discussion to the table when we reviewed it. The story is simple yet brilliant, and I enjoyed reading it through to the end. I would recommend this book to anyone; all can enjoy and you should.'

'This is such a great piece of work. I am dyslexic and often find it a struggle to read and get into a story. I bought this a couple of days ago.... I literally could not stop reading.. The first day I read until 2:30am! Then started the next morning and finished it by lunchtime. The story is fascinating and brings up many questions, it really gets you to think about your own life. The science is well researched and stands up well. I really can't wait to read the next in the series. '

'5 stars are not enough! Brilliant!'

Please note:

Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in 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.

The Last Convert - Hard Justice: A Lukas Novak Mystery Thriller (The HemiHelix Effect Series Book Book 1)

Lukas Novak's life has just taken a turn for the worst. His wife wants a divorce and Lukas has had enough of being the underdog. He promises himself to start over. There is just the matter of the death of his old family friend Tibor, and his funeral to be taken care of.

But all is not what it seems at Fairhaven care home, Tibor's last residence. With ten deaths in just as many weeks, superstitious inmate O'Daniel smells a rat. Lukas asks questions but is sidetracked by Fairhaven's mysterious councillor Eda Enigma, who believes in the paranormal in general and the transference of spirits in particular. Desperately seeking resolution in his own life and curious about her methods at Fairhaven Lukas enlists for a course of counseling.

Days later his research into a mysterious book with a call to invite his "Guardian Angel" into his life stretches Lukas's own sanity to its edge. His hidden vigilante streak seeks justice in this hard boiled crime novel. His search for the truth leads him high into the Alps to confront a shrouded, deadly secret.

This gritty crime thriller is book 1 of the HemiHelix Effect Series, featuring Lukas Novak, self-proclaimed investigative journalist and amateur sleuth.

In human psychology The HemiHelix Effect is the individual's realisation that one has the ability to double back on oneself, whatever the circumstances.

The First Shot (Lieutenant Kane - Dedicated to Death Series Book 1)

The First Shot: Book One in The Lieutenant Kane Dedicated to Death Series

For Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane, death is his life. If a single award existed for sinking himself into his work, he'd have two.

But the latest crime scene he's called to, an old abandoned factory, leaves him with more bodies than leads. Three drug dealers are found shot to death--not an uncommon sight in the least. The problem lies with the pair of middle-aged women--bound, gagged, and executed--found at the same location.

Before he can sink his teeth into the initial investigation, Kane is called out to another multiple homicide. He comes up with only more questions when the second group of murders appears connected to the first.

As the lieutenant tracks down the few leads, he begins to get a clearer picture of those he seeks. That picture quickly turns crystal clear when Kane finds himself face-to-face with someone that "armed and dangerous" doesn't even begin to describe.

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!

The Night Shift (A Short Story): A gripping and realistic police action thriller

The exhilarating short story prequel to the DETECTIVE DEANS SERIES.



Thursday, 17th August. Ten years before...

When a fly-on-the-wall documentary crew drops in on a night shift in Bath city centre, PC Ellie Grange and her team are fuelled with anticipation at the thought of becoming TV reality stars.

They need it real, they want it uncensored, and they crave a true-to-life experience of the demands faced by Britain's cops on our streets.

It's a beautiful evening - the first night shift of a set in the historic Georgian city... what could possibly go wrong?



PRAISE FROM READERS

"A fast-paced and gripping 'fly-on-the-wall' policing story. Emotional, true to reality, and interesting." FIVE STARS Mike Anderson AMAZON TOP 50 REVIEWER

"I loved it, so realistic I could have been there." FIVE STARS Jackiey

"This short story had me from the first chapter" FIVE STARS Kindle customer

"After serving 30 years in the police force this has brought back the feelings and memories of working a set of night shifts in a city centre beat." FIVE STARS Terry Palmer

ALSO BY JAMES D MORTAIN

STORM LOG-0505 Detective Deans Book One.

DEAD BY DESIGN Detective Deans Book Two.



New Harry Hole Thriller: The Thirst Free Ebook Sampler

HARRY HOLE IS BACK! READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE BLISTERING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN AND POLICE AHEAD OF PUBLICATION.

THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS...

A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.

HE'S IN YOUR HOUSE... HE'S IN YOUR ROOM

Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD

When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.

'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride... Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON

'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD

'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times

'Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE

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

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, but especially 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.

The Zero Commandment (The Charlie Singer and Katie Walker Mystery Series Book 3)

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

Murder On Gold Street: Murder Mystery Short Stories (Detective Steve Rickets Murder Mystery Short Stories Book 1)

Murder On Gold Street

Murder Mystery Short Stories

Wealthy and successful financial planner James Firth from the wealthy suburb of Carlton turns up murdered in the tough streets of inner city Collingwood. The investigation into his murder unearths a more than questionable lifestyle where it seems that everyone who knew him had a reason to see him dead.

Detectives Steve Rickets and his partner Detective Sarah Branson follow a trail of dead ends that lead them scratching their heads. Is it the disgruntled business partner, the angry and upset daughter, the woman who secretly loves him, of the crime figure he owes thousands to?

This classic who done it murder mystery will keep you guessing to the end. An unexpected twist will lead you right to the killer if you spot it. This short story of 12,000 words (appx) is ideal for lovers of hard boiled detective crime thrillers and murder mystery short stories.

Death's Confessor: A Civil War Murder Mystery

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

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

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

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

John Crane: Double Tap

Two action-packed John Crane adventures in one collection!

This digital box set includes the novella-length John Crane adventures, Bird Dogs and Pledged Assets. These two novellas fit into the first arc of the John Crane series, giving fans a deeper look into John Crane's missions, his relationships, and the forces aligned against him.

Bird Dogs: Seeking clues to decipher a trove of coded secrets, Crane follows a former gigolo to Buenos Aires, but soon discovers he's not the only one following his target. Crane's new ally has her own agenda, and soon Crane must decide how to play his cards in a game where no one is quite who they seem, and someone has to lose.

Pledged Assets: Crane forges a cautious alliance with the enigmatic and ruthless woman known as Swift and follows her to Venice, where the information he needs is sealed in the vaults of a centuries-old underworld bank. Undercover on an isolated island, surrounded by enemies who will kill him if his identity is revealed, and pursued by the seductive wife of his dangerous host, Crane must find a way into a seemingly impenetrable vault, and escape the island with his life.

Author's Note: Both Bird Dogs and Pledged Assets are also included in the box set, John Crane: The Skala Archive alongside the first three full-length John Crane novels. Double Tap is intended mainly for fans who have already read some or all of the first three novels, to spare them having to buy the books all over again to get the novellas.

Fans rave about the John Crane series!

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????? 'This Series Just Keeps Getting Better!'

????? 'I intended to just read a couple of chapters, but I was up until 12:30 AM. I just couldn't stop until I finished.'

????? 'Oh what a fun read. Not had so much fun reading a spy novel since Bond.'

????? 'John Crane embodies the action of Bourne with the panache of Bond. Parragh's style is contemporary espionage with a healthy injection of no-frills pulp, and it never lets up.'

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...

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

Here is a bundle of the first books in four Blake Pierce series--the Mackenzie White, the Avery Black, the Riley Paige, and the Keri Locke series--all here in one convenient place. This bundle offers a great introduction to Blake Pierce's series with over 200,000 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. With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind.

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. It is Avery's chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

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. The missing daughter--of a prominent senator--was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.

The Dreadful Alchemist: A Thrilling Espionage Novel of Nuclear Terror (Techno Thriller, Mystery & Suspense Book 1)

A blood-chilling tale of international nuclear terrorThis action packed, fast moving international thriller, is a page turner from cover to virtual cover. It takes the reader from peaceful Scandinavia, to the offices of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and through a clandestine laboratory culminating in the turmoil of the Middle East where the Islamic State seeks to establish the New Islamic Caliphate. Ollie, a disgruntled young Swedish man, joins the Islamic State fanatics in Syria and is given a special mission that will promote a global nuclear war. Through subterfuge, manipulation and ruthlessness Ollie is determined to accomplish his goal. The disappearance of radioactive sources from hospitals all over Europe attracts the attention of the International Atomic Energy Agency. A plot to detonate a radioactive dispersion device is suspected, but David Avivi, a brilliant physicist who is a Mossad agent, believes something much worse is at hand. A continent wide chase begins to discover the whereabouts of the missing sources and a bizarre scientist who may be involved. David and the Israel Security Agency are just one step behind Ollie...

??? ISIS will stop at nothing to promote destruction and havoc on a global scale. Who can stop them?This exciting thriller combines two important, yet very demanding, political and scientific elements. The author skillfully leads us through the current political situation in the Western world by employing menacing ingredients such as fanatic Islam and atomic bomb threat. Though the basic scheme of this book comprises of classical components such as sex and the Middle East conflict, the reader is easily and quickly caught by the developing plot. The scientific core is (thank God) unfounded, yet it looks reasonable even for scientists that are not experts in nuclear physics.

This book is highly recommended for those who like thrillers with unexpected original plot.

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Darcy Sweet Mystery - Books One to Six: Box Set One (Darcy Sweet Mystery Box Set Book 1)

The first six mysteries in the popular Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series: Death Comes to Town, Mists of the Past, From the Ashes, The Ghost of Christmas, The Stolen Valentine and Hiding From Death.

Introducing Darcy Sweet...

She isn't what you would call a girly girl. She almost never wears makeup and loves nothing more than to wear a well-worn pair of jeans, a t-shirt and her most comfortable pair of sneakers.

She would like to think she is just an ordinary woman, but she's not. She has a connection to the spirit world that seems to draw her into mysterious situations more often than not.

Add to the mix the antics of a rather naughty, slightly psychic cat and the eccentric ghost of her great-aunt Millie, and you have a life that is anything but ordinary.

658 pages of paranormal mystery fun. Over 200 positive reviews. Find out why over 100,000 readers have fallen for Darcy Sweet!

Pick up your copy of the box set to get six books you won't want to put down!

Nothing Done in Secret (Alexander Moffat Mysteries Book 1)

An overbearing realtor is dead at the church she planned to convert to condominiums. A man in a ski mask attacks a young woman revealing a pattern of unsolved crimes going back three decades. Captain Alexander Moffat must conduct two very different investigations. Nothing Done in Secret is a British-style mystery set in the small towns and vineyards of California's picturesque Gold Country.

Clarity Hunters

Hugh Brier is an average guy with above-average troubles. His construction skills, and his background he doesn't talk about much, attract the interest of a shadowy think tank called the Merit Group. They think he's clever and want to hire him, though the terms of his employment are worryingly vague.

Hugh manages to tell them 'no' in a way they understand. He thinks he's clear of all trouble when his day job almost kills him. The apartment building he's spearheading partially collapses while he and his people are inside.

When Hugh wakes, he's in the hospital, three of his employees are dead, and the police and prosecutors are eyeing Hugh hard.

Hugh's insistence on his innocence seems to make him look more guilty. Under the darkest kind of cloud, he begins piecing together the facts of this disaster. The true picture is a dangerous one: one of Portland's shadowy power centers, a builder and concrete supplier called Andrew Pallin, has orchestrated the sabotage of Hugh's building. He's also pulling strings to ensure Hugh's prosecution. It's the hard nose way of handling up-and-coming competition.

Hugh can't convince anyone in authority to believe him. What's left? Prison, no. He's already spent many months in a federal prison earlier in his life. He wants vindication.

Hugh turns to the people he met at the Merit Group and asks for their help. There's a cost, of course. Hugh has to commit to a year's contract working for them in exchange for a plan to bring about Andrew Pallin's fall.

Hugh knows how heavy his current troubles are and signs up. Once he steps into the shadowy world of think tanks and private spies, his real trouble begins.

Clarity Hunters is the first book featuring Hugh Brier.

The Corrupt Billionaire: Charmed: A Gangster Bad Boy Novella

Caroline Winters just seems to pick the wrong men to share her life with.

Her boyfriend, Adam, has cheated on her and she desperately needs to be rid of him. She knows that he is after her father's money but getting rid of him is proving difficult. Caroline goes to her best friend's first art exhibition and Adam turns up to persuade her to stay with him. As she struggles to convince him that it is over between them, a tall, dark, handsome stranger, Peter, intervenes and she finds herself charmed by him.

When her controlling father comes home three days early from a business trip, her new romance is almost over before it began but she promises her father that she won't be late home and goes to meet her charming new man.

But is Peter everything he says he is or is Caroline putting herself in more danger with him than she had ever been with her ex?

Dirty Business (The Acer Sansom Novels Book 1)

Acer Sansom, a British soldier believed long dead, resurfaces, shot in the guts in the home of a still-warm dead man.

With the help of a high-profile British politician, Acer becomes embroiled in a mission for retribution and justice for the loved ones and the life he has lost.

Acer's search takes him from the south of England to the teeming metropolis of Istanbul and beyond where the action twists and turns as the story builds to an explosive climax.

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The Acer Sansom novels now number three (nearly four). They don't have to be read in order; they do all work as stand-alone novels. However, to get the most out of each it is recommended that they are read in the order in which they were written

#1 Dirty Business

#2 Loose Ends

#3 Smoke and Mirrors

#4 Deep State (In production).

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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.

Promise You Won't Tell? (A Dani Ripper Novel Book 2)

"I think something might have happened to me Saturday night. Something bad."

Private Investigator Dani Ripper's client list is nuttier than the Looney Tunes conga line, but she diligently solves one crazy case after another, waiting for a game-changer.

Enter Riley Freeman, 17-year-old honor student.

Saturday afternoon Riley quietly placed a little strawberry sticker on her private area and pretended it was a tattoo. She didn't tell anyone about it. That night she went to a slumber party that featured drinking and boys. Riley fell asleep, woke up the next day with no reason to think anything happened...

...Until Monday, at school, when a classmate called her Strawberry.

Coincidence or crime? Dani agrees to investigate. And the roller coaster ride begins.

The Chinese Woman: The Barbados Conspiracy: A Spy Mystery Thriller: Li Mei Spy Action Series (The Chinese Woman: Li Mei Spy Action Series Book 1)

This gripping spy-thriller combines the excitement and suspense of Ian Fleming with the reality of John LeCarre. The author is a former federal criminal investigator and intelligence officer and he uses his background knowledge to bring the characters to life. A poor shopkeeper and his wife in Shanghai are murdered, something these Triad killers have done many time before, but this time they made a mistake...the victims' young daughter was watching. Not finding the daughter was not just a mistake, it was a huge mistake. Many years later in Seattle, FBI Special Agent, Sean McNamara, is in a tai chi class and he finds himself attracted to a beautiful Chinese woman in the class. She seems to be just a PhD student at the University of Washington, but dead bodies seem to crop up when she is around, including a serial killer who is the subject of a police manhunt. A few months later, on the Caribbean island of Barbados, during a hunt for a killer, Special Agent McNamara and the Chinese woman encounter a conspiracy that reaches into the CIA and the halls of Congress and they become the hunted as assassins arrive on the island. This is the first novel in "The Chinese Woman" spy-suspense-thriller series. The second novel, "The Chinese Woman: Operation Lion Den" is currently available free at http://eepurl.com/duPvHD

To see all the novels in the series, with descriptions, go to: https://www.bcoxbooks.com

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q. WHAT MAKES THE "CHINESE WOMAN" SPY-SUSPENSE-THRILLER SERIES SO SPECIAL. WHAT DIFFERENTIATES THEM FROM OTHER NOVELS OF A SIMILAR GENRE?

A. To answer that, perhaps I should tell you what motivated me to write them in the first place. I love novels of this genre, and some include both talented writing and great story lines. What bothered me, however, is that most authors don't understand how law enforcement and intelligence agencies actually operate making good stories unrealistic. Most readers may not be bothered by this, or even realize it, but it bothered me so I decided to write novels that rectified that problem.

Q. HOW COULD YOU RECTIFY THIS; WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?

A. I have been very fortunate...for most of my career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police I was assigned to the Major Crime Section, Commander of the Heroin Importing and Trafficking Unit, and an intelligence officer in the National Crime Intelligence Section (organized crime and terrorism). I got to learn about similar assignments in the US as I often worked with US police and the FBI. One of my best friends, in fact, was a CIA case officer.

Q. SO WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE A CHINESE WOMAN THE MAIN CHARACTER OF THE SERIES?

A. After I retired from the RCMP and worked at a police college they wanted someone to go to China to study Chinese police training. I volunteered as my wife had recently passed away...I had to stop grieving and get on with my life. What an eye-opener that was...but that is a story for another time. I was treated like royalty at the police colleges and universities and made many friends among the police. I also made a few friends in the Ministry of State Security. Even though Americans and Canadians generally have a negative view of the Chinese, I was surprised to find that the Chinese actually like us; I never heard a single negative comment about Americans or Canadians.

Sorry if I am getting off topic. Since I have always wanted to be a writer, I thought, what a great advantage I have had. I am personally familiar with crime, law enforcement and intelligence work in North America, now I have a good understanding of the same in China. I could write an authentic novel in the mystery, suspense, thriller genre completely devoid of unrealistic nonsense.

You can see photos of me at a Chinese police college on my website: https://www.bcoxbooks.com

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

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

Your child has been taken...

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

DI Sean Corrigan investigates.

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

Another child vanishes.

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

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

From Hugo and Dragon Award finalist and Amazon bestselling author David VanDyke, and Ryan King.

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 follows in the apocalyptic thriller tradition of Michael Crichton, Dean Koontz and Stephen King.

Plague Wars: Decade One

- The Eden Plague

- Reaper's Run

- Skull's Shadows

- Eden's Exodus

- Apocalypse Austin

- Nearest Night

Plague Wars: Alien Invasion

- The Demon Plagues

- The Reaper Plague

- The Orion Plague

- Cyborg Strike

- Comes the Destroyer

- Forge and Steel

Plague Wars: Stellar Conquest

- Starship Conquest (First Conquest)

- Desolator: Conquest

- Tactics of Conquest

- Conquest of Earth

- Conquest and Empire

Blockchain is the wave of the future.

The Elephant Bowl: A Detective Series of Crime and Suspense Thrillers (A Detective August Miller Series - Short Stories)

The new Detective August Miller series includes three suspenseful short stories with gripping twists and unexpected outcomes.

The Elephant Bowl, Detective August Miller finds herself in a heart stopping moment from an investigation that was closed over a decade ago.

The Endearment Diary, A hidden diary helps Detective Miller unravel the mystery of a missing teenager who disappeared years earlier.

Between the Trees, A psychopath with a taste for young women tries his best to taunt Detective Miller.

The Girl Without a Name - Free Preview (first six chapters) (A Zoe Goldman novel)

In what passes for an ordinary day in a psych ward, Dr. Zoe Goldman is stumped when a highly unusual case arrives. A young African American girl, found wandering the streets of Buffalo in a catatonic state, is brought in by police. No one has come forward to claim her, and all leads have been exhausted, so Zoe's treatment is the last hope to discover the girl's identity.

When drugs prove ineffective and medical science seems to be failing, Zoe takes matters into her own hands to track down Jane Doe's family and piece together their checkered history. As she unearths their secrets, she finds that monsters hide where they are least expected. And now she must solve the mystery before it is too late. Because someone wants to make sure this young girl never remembers.

The Girl Without a Name is a powerful novel of memory and forgetting, of unexpected friendship and understanding...and of the secrets we protect no matter the consequences.

Strangeness on a Train

In 2012, Julia Crouch became East Coast Rail's first ever Writer in Residence on the London to Harrogate line, writing a gripping short story over the course of her return train journey. And what better place for Julia to exercise her dark imagination and explore the deadly intents of her characters; after all, as Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith would attest, trains have long been the ideal setting for the perfect murder... Turning fifty has not filled Sally with joy. She's sitting on the Kings Cross to Harrogate train the morning after her disastrous birthday meal, feeling fed up and hungover to hell. And then a stranger climbs on board and sits down opposite her. You know those passengers who really, really annoy you on trains? The ones who invade your personal space, and worse? Well, he's one of those. And he's about to push Sally to breaking point.

Don't You Cry

An electrifying and addictive tale of deceit and obsession from the bestselling author of The Good GirlIn downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew.

Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbour town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where 18 year old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister.

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger's spell, Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted rollercoaster ride that builds to a stunning conclusion.

Demon’s Night: A Jason Dark Mystery (Jason Dark - Ghost Hunter Book 1)

The London fog had eyes tonight. Ugly, yellow eyes with slits for pupils...

A series of bizarre deaths in Victorian London leaves the victims unnaturally desiccated and decaying, sending occult detective Jason Dark into the dangerous world of the London dockyards in search of a supernatural murderer. But is the paranormal investigator prepared to duel a full-fledged demon on a Hell-bent mission to create chaos and catastrophe throughout the earth, a fiend determined to wreak more death and destruction than his even more ominous Father?

This is the first volume in a series of supernatural mysteries where Jason Dark, a fearless and resourceful ghost hunter in Victorian Britain, faces off against creatures from other dimensions and the forces of evil that feed on our fears.

This series is filled with enough mystery, drama and suspenseful action to transport you to the sinister, fog-shrouded streets of gaslit London. Your encounter with the extraordinary awaits!

Daughters

He looks for crimes that fall through the cracks, criminals who do horrible things to those who can't defend themselves and get away with it. His ex-wife was murdered years ago, but until a mysterious young woman magically appears at his apartment, he had no reason to find out who did it or why. Soon the two of them are traveling up and down the length of California in order to bring a killer - and maybe a couple of others who deserve it - to justice.

This short story features an early version of the character who became Logan, the urban vigilante antihero of "Logan's Young Guns."

"This guy is a hell of a writer" - Lee Child

The Phoenix Affair

Nearly 20 years after declining an invitation to join the CIA, Air Force Colonel Paul Cameron finds he's a part of the secret Phoenix program and takes on an innocent-sounding CIA mission to help an old friend in trouble. As al-Qaeda hunts the pair across Europe and the Middle East, Cameron must rely on his wits to survive relentless attacks designed to silence his Saudi friend and preserve a sweeping plan to attack the American homeland.

From the subways of Paris to the parched dunes of the Arabian Desert, The Phoenix Affair is a fast-paced and intricately-wrought thriller that skips across three continents. Cameron is a natural survivor, and his is a sweeping tale of technology, tradecraft, quick-thinking and hard fighting from the first pages to the final climactic conflict.

The Dan Ames Reading Order: The Jack Reacher Cases, The John Rockne Mysteries, The Wallace Mack Thrillers, The Mary Cooper Mysteries, The Circuit Rider Westerns

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The JACK REACHER Cases

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The Mary Cooper Mysteries

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Freedom Square: A Gripping International Thriller Featuring Jenna Royal and The Company

Ex-elite agent Jenna Royal will stop at nothing to track down the sister who betrayed her. She will risk her mission... she will risk her life... but will she risk the lives of her team-mates to get justice?

Eastern Europe stands on the brink of a new Russian invasion. Insurgents and fake protesters stir up trouble on the streets and the mighty Russian war machine is poised across the border.

On a mission to stop the protests turning into a bloody invasion, Jenna, Eva and Dan must use every tactic in the book... and even then it may not be enough. Overwhelming odd, conspiracy and a burning desire for revenge work against them at every level. But if Jenna loses... so will everybody else.

If you enjoy high-octane, page-turning, adventures, this book is for you. If you love the Jet series, Konkoly, Dawson and Reacher, you'll love FREEDOM SQUARE. Freedom Square is a thrilling short read series with cliff-hangers and a memorably explosive ending.

Freedom Square - Book 5 of the Last Line series - can be enjoyed as a standalone adventure. And for tons more Last Line thrills, search for the discounted full length Last Line boxed set.

Freedom Square - A Last Line adventure thriller featuring Jenna Royal and The Company

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Blind Scorpion, Book 1: Iran's Nuclear Sting (Blind Scorpion Series)

(Note: This book was previously published as Mushroom in the Sand, by Farsheed Ferdowsi. Please do not purchase this title if you have already read that book).

Readers of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, John Le Carre will enjoy this fast-paced, international spy thriller.

5 STARS! "Fast paced and suspenseful, it features a surprising range of highly likable characters...a thoroughly well-researched book by a person in the know." - Claude Forthomme, former United Nations worker

5 STARS! "Suspense, intrigue, and betrayal - the game of spy versus spy where corruption, espionage and the quest for the ultimate power rule, governments have their ways, and Iran is no exception." - Dii, Amazon Top 500 Super Reviewer

5 Starts! "I found it impossible to put down. Thrilling, suspenseful as it dove into the world of espionage among world powers. Fast paced and based loosely on world events of WMD's." - Jeff Mattice, Book Reviewer

5 STARS! "Masterpiece! Timely, fast paced and hard to put down. Would make a helluva movie!" - Fred Bowditch, Book Reviewer

5 STARS! "What interests me more is the depth of his knowledge (clearly the author has a passion for it) about nuclear technology and how people can use it to destroy things. In addition to that, we have many big players in the book: MOIS, Mossad, US and Russia, all in it for various reasons." - Ailyn Koay, Book Reviewer

BOOK DESCRIPTION

The BLIND SCORPION is a Top Secret computer program for simulating nuclear weapons explosions and the catastrophic havoc they wreak. Dr. Ross Shaheen, the developer of the software, is living the American dream. Between his internationally-recognized nuclear weapons research career at the prestigious Berkeley Lab and his picture-perfect family in the San Francisco suburbs, it's a good life that can only get better...until he is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in the country of his birth: Iran.

The seven thousand mile trip takes Shaheen back to the land of the lion and the sun, yet it also delivers to Iran's very doorstep an important American citizen with a Top Secret security clearance. It soon becomes clear what the Iranians are really after: the BLIND SCORPION. The coveted software is the key to advancing their clandestine nuclear weapons program without the rest of the world being able to prove its existence. Shaheen becomes entangled in a twisted web of espionage, corruption and survival, putting to the test not only his secret knowledge but also the very core of his allegiance to the land he now calls home.

If he lives, Ross Shaheen could walk away a hero.

The question is, for which country?

Erased - A Jeremy Heston Short Story (Insanity Series Prequel)

Meet Jeremy Heston. Before he changed history, he was nothing but a young boy with a simple life, never showing a sign of the horror that would one day come.

When tragedy strikes the Heston family, Jeremy's parents have no choice but to admit Jeremy into intensive psychiatric care. Will the therapy help? Or will it give birth to the monster that will lie dormant within for the following 20 years?

Also included: the first chapter of the first full-length Jeremy Heston novel, INSANITY.

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

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

Carson Ryder thought he'd seen everything ...

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

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

And the others will kill to keep the secret safe.

Who Killed Bob?

Bob is dead. He appears to have died in his study, alone and with the doors locked. On his desk are a pen and a photograph of his family and these items are usually there.

What are not usually there are the ice pick, claw hammer, kitchen knife and bottle of prussic acid that have been arranged in a line neatly on his desk.

A lot of questions need to be answered. The main one is WHO KILLED BOB?

From the author of the successful mystery, A COLD WIND BLOWS, Stephen Craig presents the first book in The Dr. Jacobs Mysteries.

White House Lesbian

It's not easy being a lesbian. It's even more difficult being a lesbian in a man's world. Now imagine being a lesbian in the West Wing of the White House. Meet AJ, the lesbian powerhouse behind every major decision made by the president. But it's hard living in fear of political retribution and the possibility of losing the highest position in the land if you're outed as a lesbian. The following novel is filled with steamy F/F romance, politics, and all around thrills that you won't soon forget.

Microchip Murder - A Katla KillFile (Amsterdam Assassin Series)

Assassin Katla has to kill an industrial spy and retrieve the stolen item...The Microchip Murder KillFile (8,600 words) follows freelance assassin Katla Sieltjes executing a contract on an industrial spy, who is in the process of selling a stolen microchip with valuable software to the competition. Katla's client wants the stolen microchip and research materials returned to him, but her target is wary and the unscrupulous buyers are prepared to kill for the stolen software.

The Katla KillFile short stories chronologically precede the novels in the Amsterdam Assassin Series.Each KillFile features Katla Sieltjes, expert in disguising homicide, executing one of her contracts. While not mandatory reading, each KillFile provides insight both in Katla's work methods and skill, and additional background information in her character and personal history.

A World of Great Fiction: Free Sampler

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

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Sanctus: Part One

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THE SECRET THAT WILL SHAKE THE WORLD

Liv Adamsen is a New York crime reporter, Kathryn Mann a charity worker. They are very different people, but their fate is bound together by one man's desperate act.

With the world's media watching, a robed man has thrown himself from the top of the oldest inhabited place on earth, an ancient citadel in Turkey. For some it is a sign of great events to come. For Liv and Kathryn it is the start of a race into danger, darkness and the most remarkable secret in the history of humanity.

It is a secret that the fanatical monks in the citadel will kill, torture and break every law, human and divine, to keep hidden...

The Kimberley Secret: A Jack Rogan Mysteries Prequel

When celebrated war correspondent Jack Rogan receives a phone call during a

bloody battle in Afghanistan, he knows something is wrong; his father is dying. With

his last breath, Rogan's father makes a disturbing revelation that rocks his son to the

core and leaves him pondering who he really is, and where he came from. With his

world turned upside down, Rogan soon finds himself irresistibly drawn into a

desperate search to find his true identity, and turns to an old friend for help. On a

dangerous journey of discovery that takes him around the globe and the remote

wilderness of outback Australia, Rogan follows clues hidden in unexpected places to

uncover 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, and

finally bring peace by showing him who he really is?

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

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

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

Christmas, Corpses, and Clockwork Kittens

A short Christmas mystery set in the world of the Cassie Pengear Mysteries. While preparing their tinkering/ haberdashery shop for the Christmas season, Kate and Ada find a body on their doorstep. When Inspector Wainwright is sent to investigate, they start looking into the crime themselves before he can scare away all of their Christmas patrons. A short Christmas mystery of approx. 5000 words

A New Journal (A Most Dangerous Woman Season 1 Episode 1)

This is the 1st episode in the first season of A Most Dangerous Woman, a 9-episode serial from Serial Box.

Marian's sister Laura has always seemed to know her better than Marian knows herself, so when she gives Marian a new journal and urges her to find her own joy in life, Marian doesn't intentionally ignore her advice. It's just that she's so comfortable, and she truly does love her sister's family. But when change walks into her life unexpectedly, she finds that she might just be ready to embrace it, after all.

In Brenda Clough's deliciously authentic sequel to Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, Marian Halcolmbe finds and marries her true love, Theo Camlet. But when Theo's first wife, who everyone believed to be dead, reappears, Marian and her brother in law Walter must delve into the darkest and most dangerous corners of London to save Theo from accusations of bigamy and murder, as well as the hangman's noose.

The Key: Part One

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

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Page extent: 50 pages

THE FATE OF MAN IS IN THE HANDS OF ONE WOMAN

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

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

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

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

Execution: Jon Kaine 0: The Pilot

"I'd landed in New York to commit a crime, but that wasn't the problem..."

Jon Kaine is a business psychologist - confident, successful, and more used to seminars than bar room brawls. But when a beautiful woman walks into a New York bar Kaine's life becomes anything but theoretical. As the night descends into violence he's forced to reawaken a buried part of himself, and put his skills to darker use.

With a razor sharp plot, fast dialogue and a stripped-down reading time, this is the short, gripping 'pilot' for Nick Warren's acclaimed new thriller series. If you like your stories lean, mean and intelligent... you'll love this.

Download Execution now and witness the battle unfold.

The Blooding: free sampler

Hawkwood's in America for this gripping, action-packed follow up to the bestselling Ratcatcher - for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Igulden and Patrick O'Brian

1812: Matthew Hawkwood, soldier turned spy, is stranded behind enemy lines, in America, a country at war with Britain.

Heading for the safety of the Canadian border, Hawkwood's route takes him to Albany where the chance sighting of a former comrade-in-arms - Major Douglas Lawrence - within a consignment of British prisoners puts paid to his plans.

For as the two men make their escape they uncover an American plot to invade Canada. If it is successful, the entire continent will be lost. The British authorities must be warned.

Pursued by a relentless enemy, Hawkwood and Lawrence set off across the snow-bound Adirondack Mountains; the land the Iroquois call 'The Hunting Grounds'.

But they are not alone.

Buried deep in Hawkwood's past is an old alliance - one that could save both their lives and help turn the tide of war...

INCEPTION: A Black Flagged Thriller Prequel (The Black Flagged Series)

"...explosive thriller in the tradition of Flynn, Thor, Clancy..."

Daniel Petrovich, the most lethal operative created by the Department of Defense's Black Flagged Program, represents a new breed of covert operative.

He wasn't recruited from Special Forces, law enforcement or any of the alphabet agencies. He isn't motivated by a sense of undying patriotism or bitter revenge. He's none of those things, which makes him all the more dangerous. Unlike most "heroes," there's no obvious black and white in Petrovich's world. He sees everything in gray--an uncompromising trait that will keep him alive long enough to pull off one of the biggest coups in covert military history.

INCEPTION is Daniel Petrovich's origin story. The perfect place for a new reader to start the BLACK FLAGGED series.

"Black Flagged lays the foundation for a gritty, high-octane series exploring the serpentine link between covert operations and government agency politics." - Amazon reviewer

Under The Litic Legacy: A Paul Litic Conspiracy Thriller

Sometimes the price of justice is too high ...Washington Post reporter Michael Litic gets a strange request. It triggers a dark secret he would like to forget so, he turns to his mob connections to come up with the answer.

The problem gets solved. Life returns to normal.

But a mysterious letter has begun its journey to his desk at the Post. And it threatens the security of everything he holds dear.

This time, Litic must face a reality he can't discuss with anyone.

This time, he must find the answer.

And this time, he must do it alone.

Do you like a good thriller? Do you like suspense, mystery, and gripping intrigue in a story?

Then you'll love the Paul Litic Conspiracy Thriller Series.

Get your FREE copy of Scott Michaels prequel, Under The Litic Legacy, today and discover how it all began!

The Cedar Face: DI Jewell book 3 (DI Elizabeth Jewell)

When Keith Wilson, an art teacher at Grasmere Academy is murdered, DI Elizabeth Jewell expects to lead the investigation. Within hours, her new boss DCI Liam Yeats takes over and excludes both her and Sergeant Patterson from the case without giving a valid reason. However, Yeats's policy is short lived when he realises alienating Jewell and her team is counterproductive.

Jacob Morven, a Canadian citizen from a remote area of North-Western British Columbia is the prime suspect. Although the evidence against him points to his guilt, DI Jewell has doubts. Keith Wilson, the victim, had boasted of a change in his fortune, implying he was about to receive a substantial amount of money. With this in mind, Jewell looks further afield for other suspects. As the mystery deepens, Jewell and Patterson look back almost three hundred years to the origins of a lost artefact.

Amidst escalating dissent at Park Road HQ, Elizabeth tackles yet another problem. Where is her previous boss, DCS Daly and is his unexpected disappearance connected to the current situation?

TakeOut: The Prequel (A Sonoma Wine Country Cozy Mystery Book 1)

After her best friend's funeral, Emma's daughter wants her to move to Blissburg to be near her family. At first, Emma is sure that nothing can convince her to leave her job, sacrifice her independence and abandon San Francisco to move to Northern California's newest wine country pop-up paradise. Then the managing partner of Emma's law firm is found dead in the Grott Building and Emma finds herself a prime suspect in the murder. Emma has to clear her name fast. Will the secrets and scandals she discovers hidden within the creepy old office building's walls convince Emma that a wine country pop-up paradise might not be so bad after all?

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.

Stalker: WPC Mavis Hart

He's always watching you...

A collection of two short stories.

1. It's Glasgow, 1970 and WPC Mavis Hart is working undercover, tasked with capturing the elusive 'Verge Park Pouncer' but is she walking into danger?

2. WPC Mavis Hart is struggling to make her mark in the male-dominated world of serious crime. Then, when she stumbles across a serial killer during the course of a routine robbery investigation, she seizes the chance to prove herself. But the stakes are high and with a dangerous man at large, it's a race against time before he kills again.

All royalties from these short stories will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Action UK

Twisted Minds: A Stacy Green Mystery Thriller Sampler

For fans of Lisa Gardner, J.T. Ellison, and Erica Spindler!

#1 Amazon Bestselling author Stacy Green presents a sampler of her work!

Meet great characters, get invested in twisted plots, and become immersed in unique locations in this collection of samples.

Twisted Minds includes hefty samples from her bestselling Delta Crossroads Trilogy, as well as excerpts from ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) and EXCLUSIVE excerpts to SEE THEM RUN (Lucy Kendall #2) and LIVING VICTIM (Delta Detectives #2). The Sampler also includes excerpts from Into the Devil's Underground and Welcome to Las Vegas.

"Stacy Green has the ability not only to allow the reader to see the scene, but also hear and smell it so there is a sense of total

immersion." --Bestselling Thriller Author Rachel Abbot

The Engagement Party

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

Author Biography

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

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

The Tournament Trilogy

The Tournament Trilogy follows the rise of the Tournament, a secretive, state-sponsored war game...and the stakes couldn't be higher. This collection contains the first three books in the series and is over 1000 pages of conspiracy, warfare, and murder! A Kindle Top 50 Bestseller!

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Blue Fall (Book 1)

If you knew about the Tournament, you'd know why they want it kept secret. People don't like to hear that state-sponsored war games are going on under their noses, in their cities, and on their streets. The world isn't ready to know that the most powerful among us can shape the future by wagering on these fights. People wouldn't understand if they learned that teams in the Tournament have the freedom to do almost anything, anywhere, to win.

The Tournament was supposed to be the perfect game, and the perfect secret. Frank Youngsmith, a hapless insurance agent, was supposed to be a nobody, none the wiser. But sometimes things just don't work out like they're supposed to. When Frank stumbles into the dark world of the Tournament when the game is on, it's up to him to expose the secret...or die trying.

Grey Winter (Book 2)

Two players have been murdered. Two killers are on the loose. Nothing is what it seems.

The world is awake now. The Tournament has captivated everyone, but no winner can be declared until the mystery of what happened to Team Blue is solved. Meanwhile, three new players are chosen to rebuild the fallen team, but they are young and inexperienced, and instantly targeted. Their survival is dependent upon their existence remaining a secret. But in the Tournament, secrets are hard to keep.

New alliances are formed, old enemies are confronted, and the truth is finally revealed in Grey Winter.

Black Spring (Book 3)

The Black House gathers power and the remaining teams are divided. The Tournament will fall into the hands of Eddie Mazaryk and Team Black unless Ellie Willmore and Team Blue can stop them. But to stop Black, Ellie needs to pull off a miracle: unite sworn enemies to beat the best of the best.

The stakes have never been higher. The winners own the Tournament. The losers forfeit everything...even their lives.

Ties of friendship, love, and hate are put to the test under a hail of gunfire in Black Spring, the spectacular conclusion to The Tournament Trilogy.

Half a King: free sampler (Shattered Sea, Book 1)

'A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page one and refused to let go' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

Read the first seven chapters of Joe Abercrombie's fantastic new book!

Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand.

Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge.

Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.

But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi's path may end as it began - in twists, and traps and tragedy...

And With the Shadow People Be

From Dan Newman, the author of The Clearing and The Journalist, comes a novella that takes readers, shaking and terrified, back into the jungles of the Caribbean.

Nate Mason sits in the office of a therapist, unable to move past the trauma he lived through on St. Lucia. Gently she wheedles another, similar story out of him, a story that serves as a screen for his own unspeakable memories. The tale of a girl named Jessie and her father, two ex-pats who had taken up residence on the isle. Their Jeep gets stuck in a rut, too late in the day and far from home, and both Jessie and her father must contend with the demons of the island, both real and imagined, over the course of one horrifying night.

"The Clearing is a dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, full of intrigue, terror and superstition, which examines our deep fear of the unknown." --Gumshoe Reviews

The Seasons of the EmmaLee: An Amazon Kindle #1 selection for Historical Fiction Mystery & Suspense. Two love affairs, decades apart. An idyllic summer resort town torn apart by betrayal and murder.

Michael Lindley's first novel, THE SEASONS OF THE EMMALEE, has twice reached #1 for Amazon Kindle Historical Fiction Mystery and Suspense.

It was the summer of 1941, in a small Northern Michigan resort town when Jonathan McKendry first saw the beautiful new summer resident, Emily Compton, on the deck of her father's magnificent yacht, the EmmaLee. He could never imagine the betrayal, death and heartbreak that were about to come into his life.

Jonathan is the son of a local boatyard owner. His small-town life seems in fine order with good friends, a local girl who loves him and bright hopes for the future. When he finds himself consumed with his infatuation for the Compton girl and he's accused of a brutal murder, his dreams and relationships will be shattered.

In a parallel story in present day, Sally Thomason is a descendant of the Compton family who first owned the great ship, EmmaLee. When a new owner returns with the boat decades later, Sally is caught up in the overwhelming emotions of a past family tragedy and her attraction to the boat's new owner, Alex Clark.

THE SEASONS OF THE EMMALEE plays out against a beautiful scenic backdrop and compelling historical context. It explores the deep and entangled emotions of class differences, family betrayal, unexpected love and shattered dreams. An ideal read for those who love historical fiction focused on love and relationships, mystery and suspense, and a staggering crime told in a family saga across multi-generations.

Praise for THE SEASONS OF THE EMMALEE

- "... a super summer read." Traverse Magazine

- "... our book of the month and top seller for the season" Debra Lambers, The Book Nook

- "... EMMALEE reads elegantly and is artfully crafted." Lisa Jensen, Editor, Michigan Blue Magazine

Amazon Five Star Reviews

- "...an absolute delight!"

- "...the perfect summer read!"

- "... beautifully written!"

Casanova Killer, An SSCD Crime Thriller

Catching the eye of a delusional serial killer known as Casanova Killer signals the end for certain beautiful young women of San Francisco. True to his name, Casanova offers the women a taste of romance and unparalleled adoration before sending them to a bloody death.

The FBI Special Serial Crimes Division, SSCD, sets a trap for the killer with one of their own as bait. Agent Jerry Forbes pairs with Interpol's Ethan Barnes to capture Casanova before another woman falls prey to his charms.

Jerry and Ethan soon discover that pretending to be lovers may be more dangerous than catching a killer. Follow their story from the moment they set up house to the abrupt end that Jerry does not see coming.

Is it love or certain death?

Ure Infectus: An Action-Packed Science Fiction Thriller (Imperium Cicernus Book 1)

Book One in the action-packed science fiction thriller series, The Chimera Adjustment!

In the far future, humanity has settled the stars of our galaxy and formed an Imperium which stands uncontested as the greatest known civilization. A network of wormholes connects the far-flung segments of humanity, allowing virtually instantaneous travel between Star Systems connected by this vast, invaluable network.

But what happens when one of those wormholes collapses and an entire Sector of relatively poor worlds is left to fend for itself without support, without guidance, and without the vast infrastructure of the Imperium available to its citizens? What might such a society look like after two centuries of independence, having been left to devise their own culture, values, and government?

Welcome to the Chimera Sector.

The citizens of this seemingly-forgotten splinter of the Imperium hold one belief above all others: Only when the leaders fear the voters as much as the voters fear the leaders can harmony be achieved.

To achieve this harmony, a special type of guild was created called the Timent Electorum. The operatives of this guild -- called 'Adjusters' -- work at the behest of the voting public, and exclusively punish political corruption, tyranny, and treason with the ultimate sanction: assassination.

This is the story of one such Adjuster, Jericho, who forges an unlikely alliance with an urban detective, Masozi, whose steadfast adherence to the Sector's core principles have placed her in harm's way. Acting together in a tenuous alliance, they will follow a trail of corruption across the Virgin Star System and witness the birth of a conflict which will forever change them -- along with the entire Chimera Sector.

The Killing Type: A short story from the bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife

ATWISTED TALE FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND BLOOD SISTERS - THE PERFECT TRAIN-RIDE READ

Susie 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

The Last Post: a haunting novella (May Keaps Book 1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hilda Hopkins, Murder, She Knit (Hilda Hopkins, Machine Knitting Serial Killer Book 1)

A fast paced crime thriller with a twist, then pearl, then loop two and drop. Hilda Hopkins, the machine knitting murderess is on the run! Slipping mickey finns and strangling her gentleman guests with a knitted garrotte, Hilda has been bounced by the local 'Sweeney'. Her knitted dolls of each victim the most damning of evidence. Can she escape the long arm of the law before Scotland Yarn, er... Scotland Yard's finest find their fiend?

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

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

Eastern Shadows: Alex Thorne Book One (Alex Thorne Action Spy Adventures 1)

Despite being an excellent spy, Alexandria Thorne was fired from British Intelligence following traitorous allegations against her deceased father. When her former employers ask for her help, she is angry and reluctant to give it. But there's an arms dealer missing in Belarus, and the man holding the key is also the last man to see Alex's parents alive.

Thrown into the middle of a civil war, Alex must handle a team of doubtful allies, dangerous enemies, and an eastern shadow from her past...

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q - So, what makes the Alex Thorne series special?

A - The Alex Thorne series is focused on giving readers a high-thrill, page-turning rollercoaster of female-fronted spy action. There is a heady mixture of adventure, mystery and thriller elements in each instalment that takes the reader down a twisting path of shocking revelations and high adrenaline as Alex uncovers the secrets about both her adversaries and her own family.

Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?

A - At its heart, because the series is a thrilling ride of action adventure. Also however, there are very few action spy thrillers that focus upon a female protagonist; something that I believe is a travesty and that I hope to do my part to correct with the Alex Thorne series. I believe that it is possible for women to kick just as much butt as any suave male spy could, and I want to showcase this fact.

Q - Can readers get the second instalment for free?

A - They sure can! Simply go to the web link written in the first few pages of 'Eastern Shadows' and you can have the option of getting 'Patriot Traitors: Alex Thorne Book Two' for FREE if you sign up to the C.J. Somersby mailing list.

And thanks for reading!

Kowloon Sunrise: A Porter Melo Novella

After a decade of service in the U.S. Government's black ops branches, former Navy SEAL and CIA agent Porter Melo has retired to a quiet life of fishing, sailing, and corporate espionage in Hong Kong. When a shipment of Top Secret weapons is hijacked just off the Chinese coast, Porter is yanked back into the shadow world he thought he'd left behind.

With vicious Chinese secret police, a murderous Japanese assassin, and ruthless Hong Kong Triads on one side, and a power-hungry CIA station chief on the other, Porter is in a race for his life to recover the weapons before they can be used against him... and against millions of innocent civilians.

Kowloon Sunrise Categories:

Spy Novels

Terrorism Novels

Heist Thrillers

Techno Thriller

Assassin Thriller

Pulp Thrillers

Counterterrorism

A Crime for all Seasons: DCI Brendan Moran - short stories volume 1

Unusual crimes demand an unusual detective . . .



From the midwinter snowdrifts of an ancient Roman villa to a summer stakeout at an exclusive art gallery, join DCI Brendan Moran and his team for the first volume of criminally cunning short stories in which the world-weary yet engaging Irish detective reaffirms that there is indeed a crime for all seasons . . .



The DCI Brendan Moran Crime Series - REVIEWS



'...a well-planned, well-written novel. The writer has a fertile imagination and an attractive narrative style.'



'...one of the best reads I have had this year. Gripped by the grizzled Irish detective.....plenty of twists and turns Bravo!'



'...I thoroughly enjoyed Black December - it's a very good "who done it" - and so often!'



'...Top drawer crime fiction...'

--Amazon

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...

The Innocent: A Coroner Jenny Cooper Crime Short

An exclusive free edition of this gripping short crime story featuring Coroner Jenny Cooper, from the double CWA Gold Dagger shortlisted author of The Coroner.

When Coroner Jenny Cooper crashes her car one bright September morning, she finds her mind propelled back to the past . . .

Ten years ago Jenny Cooper, a burned out family lawyer, finds herself embroiled in the most difficult of cases when a fourteen year old girl in her care is killed, falling under a train. It seems both the girl's family and the authorities are determined to prove Jenny responsible. But what is the real truth behind Natasha's tragic death?

A gripping, moving short court-room drama, perfect for fans of Lynda La Plante, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Peter James and Denise Mina, The Innocent is a fantastic introduction to M. R. Hall's Coroner Jenny Cooper crime series.

Praise for M. R. Hall's Coroner Jenny Cooper series:

'Fasten your seatbelts for a quality thriller . . . Hall's Gold Dagger-nominated books, quite simply, get better each time...wonderful stuff, chillingly plausible' Independent on Sunday

'An edge-of-the-seat thriller' Irish Independent

'Ed McBain semi-inaugurated the forensics genre, but Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs parleyed his innovations into stratospheric sales. But the field has not become an exclusively female sorority - or an American domain. A highly talented male writer has offered a challenge...' Independent

'It's a terrific series, meticulously researched, sharply plotted and peopled with sympathetic characters, led by Cooper, who is always aware of the human consequences of failure' Financial Times

'A hypnotic piece of work' Barry Forshaw, Independent Best Books for Christmas feature

'Hall shows with aplomb that a coroner is just as able to become a detective as the forensic pathologists of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs' Sunday Times

'Intelligent and intricate, and grips from the beginning to end' Woman & Home

'An excellent and compelling detective drama' Daily Mail

'This big, well-executed debut novel by screenwriter and producer MR Hall has meaty characters and a chewy plot in the Lynda La Plante style' The Guardian

'A brilliant, original and gripping crime novel - I can't wait for MR Hall's next one!' Sophie Hannah

A Colder War: Free Sampler (Thomas Kell Spy Thriller, Book 2)

From the winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012 for Best Thriller of the Year comes a gripping and suspenseful new spy novel. Perfect for fans of John le Carre, Charles Cumming is 'the master of the modern spy thriller' (Mail on Sunday)

Thomas Kell is a disgraced agent who longs to come in from the cold. When MI6's top spy in Turkey is killed in a mysterious plane crash, his chance arrives... for Kell is the only man Service Chief Amelia Levene can trust to investigate the accident.

In Istanbul, Kell soon discovers that there is a traitor inside Western Intelligence. Then he meets Rachel- the dead spy's daughter- and the stakes grow higher still.

From London to Greece and into Eastern Europe, Kell tracks the mole. But a betrayal close to home transforms the operation into something more personal. Soon Kell will stop at nothing to see it through.

Free Sampler of The Sea Sisters (Chapters 1–6): The Most Emotionally Gripping Novel of the Year

"a terrific summer read" Richard & Judy

Two sisters, one life-changing journey...

This is a free sample of the first six chapters (of 33) of the novel THE SEA SISTERS, by Lucy Clarke.

There are some currents in the relationship between sisters that run so dark and so deep, it's better for the people swimming on the surface never to know what's beneath . . .

Katie's carefully structured world is shattered by the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia, has been found dead in Bali - and the police claim it was suicide.

With only the entries of Mia's travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister's life, and - page by page, country by country - begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death.

What she discovers changes everything. But will her search for the truth push their sisterly bond - and Katie - to breaking point?

The Sea Sisters is a compelling story of the enduring connection between sisters.

Waiter, There's a Clue In My Soup! Five Mystery Stories

Five previously published and award nominated mystery short stories by novelist Camille LaGuire.

In the title story, "Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup!" two police detectives sort out a poisoning case over lunch at the deli, with a little help from a foodie in the corner. (This story was nominated for a Derringer award in 2003.)

"The Hoosegow Strangler" was the first story featuring Mick and Casey, a pair of young gunslingers turned detective. In this locked room story, a witness they were guarding is murdered, and they have to solve the crime to preserve their reputation.

"Trail of the Lonesome Stickpin" finds Mick drugged by a pair of pretty femmes fatales, and he has to figure out what happened before Casey shoots him. (This story was put forward for an Edgar by its publisher.)

In the fourth story, a killer believes that all he needs is a strong "Alibi" to pull off the perfect crime, but he finds that works against him.

In the final story, "The Promise," a teenaged girl has to keep her brutal father from turning her brother into a killer. (This story was also nominated for a Derringer in 2007.)

(This collection is 16,000 words long, or equivalent to about 60 pages of a mass market paperback.)

Breakfast In Paris

At a sidewalk cafe on a bustling Parisian avenue, a man awaits a rendezvous with the woman of his dreams. But as anticipation turns to dread, is he about to wake with a start?

The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Series 1 – 5 (25 Stories)

THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: COLLECTED SERIES 1 - 5 (25 stories)

Also available: The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Series 6 - 9 (20 Stories)

The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Series 1 - 9 (45 Stories)

Amazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)

'Once you start this, I'm betting you won't be able to set it down until you finish it...' Judy

'A fascinating crime-mystery book... The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story...' J. Cepeda

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

'Wonderful... Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum...' AcerAcer

'Ben Stevens is masterful. I can't wait to read his next set of stories...' Kindle Customer

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

'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this....' Mamakile

'The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He's one heck of a storyteller...' Lisa

'Atmosphere, poetry and menace...' ThisandThat

'A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes... This ever-evolving excellent series... Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer...' Deborah Chaytor

'Try it... and like it... I don't look for mysteries from the Middle Ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series... Well-written...' Amazon Customer

'The story develops wonderfully...' Dave. N

'Loved it!... Simply amazed... I thoroughly enjoyed this read...' Edwina Callan

'Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan.... Very similar to Holmes and Watson...' Eileen Sedgwick

'Good job. Very enjoyable...' Sid

'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting...' Gerry H

'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this...' Mamakile

'I loved this... Very finely written...' MaidenStull

'A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan...' Jennifer

'Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin...' Amazon Customer, NJ United States

'I hope to see more of these types of stories...' Kris Patterson

'The mysteries are intriguing and unusual... Couldn't put the stories down... Well worth the price...' Jay Gold

'Good book... the story takes you back in time...' Santex

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

'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining... feels as if it is both contemporary and traditional. A rare achievement...' Kenny5

'Interesting... I enjoyed the puzzles set...' Pixie

SERIES 1 -

The Cursed Temple

The Man Who Was Scared of the Wind

The Empress and the Monk

The Ninja

The Demon King

SERIES 2 -

The Sixth Buddha

The Painting of Death

Buddha's Hammer

The Invisible Assassin

The Black Death

SERIES 3 -

The Dark Scrolls

The Forty-eighth Ronin

The Geisha and the Vampire

The Water Barrel

The Mountain Killer

SERIES 4 -

The River-dancer

The Touch of Death

Wabi-Sabi

The Mad Dog Sickness

The Rain Player

SERIES 5 -

Attack of the 60-foot Buddha

A Slave's Tale

The Sun Thief

The Toymaker

The Poet

Copacabana: International Crime Noir: Liverpool - Rio de Janeiro

For Pete Murphy, early retirement is over. He's about to meet the ghosts of his past head-on. . . .

After retiring from the crime world, Pete Murphy relocates from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro. Here he throws himself into the wild and sordid nightlife of Copacabana in an effort to forget that brutal murder which forced him into exile.

This self-destructive routine is interrupted by the arrival of John Mullan, a young petty thief who has long idolized Pete and is now on the run from associates back home. A situation further complicated by the ?2000,000 of stolen money which John has brought with him.

As the repercussions of this theft become ever more clear, the scene is set for an explosive showdown. In Copacabana . . .

Cold Dark Fear: Prequel to The Kensington Killers Series

A fast paced thriller with an ending you'll never see coming, Cold Dark Fear is the prequel novella to The Kensington Killers series. Grab this book before you go to bed -- Prepare to stay up all night to finish it!

In Brooklyn's wealthiest zip code, a beat cop responds to a B&E in progress that she expects will be as straightforward as they come. A vacant townhouse. An obvious point of entry. A reliable witness. But when the intruder attacks instead of making a run for it, Officer Danielle Foster has a split second realization: jewelry and silverware aren't the kind of big score he's after, and she'll have to claw her way out of this one if she wants to survive.

One bad night, one false move, that's all it takes to get pulled from duty, forced to relinquish badge and gun, a looming psychological evaluation destined to seal her fate. It doesn't take Danny long to understand that like the night gone wrong, nothing about this case is as it seems.

Reaching a breaking point of frustration, her anguish turns to anger... and she trades victimhood for vengeance.

Now, as she investigates alone and against the warning of the chief of police, the dirty secrets surrounding the case become all too clear, and Danny must risk her career, and life, to expose the face of true deception behind it all.

***Author's note: This book is the prequel novella to The Kensington Killers series and can be read as a stand-alone in under four hours.***

Full-length novels in The Kensington Killers series:

Lunatic

Crank

Maniac

Wave Me Goodbye (Part One: Chapters 1–7)

Wave Me Goodbye can be read either as a full length book or in 3 serialised eBook only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3 (chapters 1-7).

You can read Part 1 one week ahead of the release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

When war is declared, four plucky girls from Dartford - Grace, Sally, Rose and Daisy - are keen to do their bit on the Home Front.

For orphan Grace, it's a chance to start afresh. She's always has a soft spot for Sam Petrie, brother of Daisy and Rose, but realising that he is in love with their friend Sally, she puts her own feelings aside, and signs up for life as a Land Girl.

Mucking out and early morning milking come as a big shock and life is harder than she expected. But Grace is nothing if not determined and though their lives will never be the same again, the four girls know they will always have each other - no matter what the war throws at them...

First Heist (An Omar Zagouri Thriller)

**Top 5 Amazon Bestseller in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense**

An Omar Zagouri Short Story: FIRST HEIST by USA Today Bestselling author H.B. Moore

Mia Golding, an undercover agent is about to make a handoff to co-agent, Omar Zagouri. But before she can complete her assignment, her cover is blown, and she finds herself escaping with Omar. The only problem is, her boss warned her about Omar and his sketchy history of landing himself in the middle of danger. After losing her mother in an attack planned for Mia, pulling off any heist with a man like Omar is the last thing she needs for her career . . . or her life.

Full-length novels in the Omar Zagouri Thriller Series:

Finding Sheba

Lost King

Slave Queen

The Raft (The Barefoot Detective Book 1)

Anything goes aboard the Raft.

The ramshackled, mosquito fleet has no law or authority. The Raft's ships clog the waterways of the Puget Sound, exploiting a loophole in the tax code to thumb their noses at the Government.

But even aboard the Raft, the murder of a young girl cannot go unpunished. It must fall on someone's shoulders to find justice, and that someone, it seems, is Maggie.

Maggie Straight is a Magistrate, a judge for hire, a private policewoman and nanny to the ragtag band of criminals, hippies and burnouts that populate the Raft. She's the only authority the Raft respects. But when Maggie's phone rings one rainy, Northwest morning, it's no Rafter on the other end of the line, but the voice of her ex-girlfriend, Rachael.

In a whirlwind, Maggie finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation, juggling her long-suppressed feelings for Rachael, while attempting to thwart the mainland police's hopes of using the girl's murder as an excuse to expand their authority over the Raft.

When a conservative Senator, with plans to pass a Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage, is implicated in the young girl's death, the situation escalates rapidly towards an all-out shooting war.

Maggie must hurry to find the girl's killer, defuse the standoff with the authorities and make peace with how an old love affair ended, all before the Raft destroys itself a hopeless bid for independence.

The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes Book 7)

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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.

GONE UP IN FLAMES: Introducing Louisa Dalton (The "Undeterred" Detective Book 1)

This is a Short Story

Louisa Dalton is a thirty something former police recruit. With a messy divorce now behind her, she's settled into running a market stall, selling her home made jewellery. Prenmouth market is usually a peaceful, happy place, but events are about to take a turn for the worse. She discovers an illicit affair, a murder and other wrong doings.

Join Louisa and her new boyfriend Geoff on their investigative journey, as they find out what the hell is going on in Prenmouth.

A Mother's Day: A Short Story

AN ORIGINAL SHORT STORY

FROM THE CELEBRATED AUTHOR OF

THE BESTSELLING NOVEL HERE, HOME, HOPE ....

Three mothers. Three sons. One day that changes them all forever.

Five Star Reviews!

"Nicely written - very quick read - sad moment but wonderfully heartwarming! Ms. Rouda - you're Light Blue!" ~ Stacy Eaton, author

"Kaira Rouda does an amazing job of weaving three disparate tales together by uniting them around a single shocking event as observed by three very different types of women, all at different stages of motherhood. Her voice is authentic and each story is engaging and leaves you wanting to know more. It was a perfect story." ~ Hobson, Amazon Reviewer

"I enjoyed the short story which delves into the lives of three different women who are mothers - each of them is at a different stage of motherhood (a new mom with a baby to a mom of a teenage son) and each has boys (I have two sons myself). We get a peek into the lives of these three women on Mother's Day and a shocking event that happens that they are all tied to in some way - a life-changing event - and eventually see how the three moms are connected (think like the movie CRASH with Sandra Bullock where the characters are slightly connected). For those who enjoy it, dive into the author's full-length novel called HERE, HOME, HOPE. Both are great reads for women who enjoy women's fiction novels that are both inspiring, real and well written." ~ WriterCrys, Amazon Reviewer

(beach reads, award winning, Amazon bestseller, motherhood, women's fiction, mothers and sons)

The Escape Artist - EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW (Chapters 1-5)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one."--Harlan Coben

WHO IS NOLA BROWN? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead.

Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes.

Nola is the U.S. Army's artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet.

Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

More Short Fuses (Four Short Stories)

Four short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers.

The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), The Constituency Meeting (where a group of old folks decide to commit a murder), Ghost Kids (where a holidaymaker takes more home from Thailand than he expected) and Massage Therapy (where the massage skills of a Thai masseuse change a man's life forever).

There are also tasters of five of his bestselling novels, including Hard Landing, The Stretch and The Tunnel Rats.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, an eBook and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan "Spider' Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mirror, the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He is one of the country's most successful eBook authors and his eBooks have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. In 2011 alone he sold more than 500,000 eBooks and was voted by The Bookseller magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the UK publishing world. Born in Manchester, he began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series and two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, were filmed for TV. You can find out more from his website www.stephenleather.com and you can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/stephenleather

I Take You: Part 1 of 3

This book has been serialized into 3 parts - this is PART 1 OF 3. From the author of the bestsellers 'The Bride Stripped Bare' and 'With My Body', a new twist on a classic tale of passion.

In the first part of this serialization, Connie Carven enjoys the strangely sensuous pleasure of surrendering to her invalided husband's every desire. As she gives herself up to their erotic secret life, she experiences ecstasy unlike anything before. But when her husband's desire for complete control takes a shocking turn, Connie must ask herself if she can bear to be kept under lock and key, only ever to be released by her husband.

Download this first instalment at a special introductory price and be amongst the first to enjoy 'I Take You' , before it is finally published on 23 May 2013.

Deviate (The Ravagers - Episode Three)

[Book 3 of 4]

Five characters seek survival and understanding as the world around them crumbles, dissolved to dust by The Ravagers, microscopic machines with only one goal.

Total destruction.

They'll need their wits, courage, and strength to survive, for the Ravagers aren't the most destructive force they'll face. Sometimes, greater destruction comes from within, from learning more about yourself than you ever feared, getting answers to questions best not answered.

Sometimes, answers don't bring enlightenment.

They bring death.

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

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

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

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

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

The Toy Taker: Free Sampler (DI Sean Corrigan, Book 3)

TRY THIS FREE SAMPLE OF THE LATEST DI SEAN CORRIGAN SERIES - authentic and terrifying crime fiction with a psychological edge, by an ex-Met detective. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Stuart MacBride.

Your child has been taken...

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

DI Sean Corrigan investigates.

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

Another child vanishes.

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

Nothing but the Black

The world has gone black.

At least, you can't see anything. You can't move or scream either. You're trapped.

This has to be a dream, yet... something tells you it's all too real. Not only do you not remember where you are, you don't remember who you are.

With a poetic narrative that promises an existential read, Nothing but the Black searches for a light in the darkness of identity.

Virtually Scared To Death (Julia Blake Cozy Mystery Book 1)

A Short Murder Mystery

Julia Blake's First Murder Mystery. You can get free copies of the next two stories in this series by signing up to my newsletter at www.gillianlarkin.co.uk

Julia Blake runs her own cleaning business.

The first time she sees a dead body is when she discovers one of her clients, Mark Castle, lying dead on the floor of his luxury apartment.

She remembers things that Mark mentioned to her a few days before his death, things he was worried about.

A bottle of pills is lying open at Mark's side, but they're not his usual ones.

And why is his computer playing a continuous game?

Julia soon suspects that Mark was murdered. He was a good friend and she is determined to find out who killed him.

Death of a Nurse - EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW (first 3 chapters) (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Book 31)

M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman.

James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....

The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia

Everything you need to know about Vince Flynn's #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series!

Hailed as "the king of high-concept political intrigue" (Dan Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code), Vince Flynn's covert agent Mitch Rapp took the world by storm in his bestselling series, fighting terrorism and treason both at home and abroad, and captivating the minds of readers all across the world. This comprehensive compilation of characters is the ultimate guidebook to the thrilling and dangerous world of Mitch Rapp. Featuring summaries, memorable quotes, and other fascinating trivia, The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia will tell you everything you need to know about all the characters you love, and the ones you love to hate.

In the violence of the beast: A story from CD Sanders' world of thriller revolving around David Connelly, Sarah Ritter, Richard Stanton, Isabel Cole

August 16, 1997: Civil Prosecutor Frank Benninger's review of Interpol Agent David Connelly, former Lieutenant of the British Army. The complaint is hereby brought before the "Council for the establishment of the European Police Office".



For the first time in his professional career, Interpol agent and former British Army sniper David Connelly heard these words. Maybe he had actually gone too far in search of his missing partner, Iris Ganser, a former London policewoman. The two young agents had come to know and appreciate each other in their training at Interpol. In a joint effort in which they wanted to convict the drug and arms dealer Frank Benninger, David lost sight of his partner. Was Iris camouflage revealed to the suspect's newspaper?

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 Line

2/ Santiago

3/ Between The Lines

4/ Final Payload

Categorised as:

Conspiracy thriller series

Female lead thriller series

Female protagonist

action and adventure thriller series,

female lead action thriller

male and female lead action thriller

male and female lead thriller

espionage thriller series

international mystery and crime

Devil in his suit: Hell is a place on earth

Hell is a place on earth, even for the devil.

A story of a man who turns to a devil, killing people who comes in the way of his family that he loves so much.

The Complete Father Brown Stories

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

The Castro '76: An Israel Wren Mystery

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

Blood Magic: A Short Horror Story

When they found the first body, no one batted an eye.

That was par for the course in Skid Row. But something with these deaths was off. They were made to look like ritualistic suicides, like something supernatural. But I knew better. Besides, I don't believe in magic.

My name is Rick Danvers and I'm an undercover detective with Robbery Homicide. I've been embedded in this slum for a week now, and before the night is over, I'm gonna get to the bottom of the Skid Row Suicides.

New Ruth Ware Thriller: Free Ebook Sampler The Death of Mrs Westaway

READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE STUNNING NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game IN THIS FREE PREVIEW.

'The Death of Mrs Westaway is Ruth Ware's best: a dark and dramatic thriller, part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting' AJ FINN, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she's inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

There's just one problem - Hal's real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. The letter has been sent to the wrong person. But Hal knows that the cold-reading techniques she's honed as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money. If anyone has the skills to turn up at a stranger's funeral and claim a bequest they're not entitled to, it's her.

Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life...

ENJOYED WHAT YOU'VE READ? THE DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY IS AVAILABLE TO BUY IN EBOOK OR HARDBACK NOW.

Death Visits The Hair Salon: (Cozy Mysteries Book 1) (The Mysteries Of Marion)

If you like mysteries with a hint of romance...

When Marion and Ruth open their salon, just as they do every morning, they're horrified to discover a corpse seated in a styling chair. The police determine that the cause of death is strangulation. The murderer has to be someone from Chippingville, someone who knows Marion and Ruth.

In their quest to discover the truth, they receive the unexpected help of their hair salon's clients, and that of the attractive village doctor, Glenn Steel, who has a secret.

If you like short mystery stories, get hooked with the first book in the Marion Fox mystery series. Marion is a character that will amaze you with her ingenuity and tenacity.

The Retainer

The Retainer is an intriguing tale of betrayal, blackmail and lust set in 1970s London when life was more innocent - or was it?

It's 1972 and Geoff Wilkinson, a Watford solicitor, leads a mundane life. Still living with his mother and working for a measly wage he feels trapped in a life that he never wanted to lead, that is until Jack Shepherd walked into his office. Shepherd, a rogue, a pro of the criminal underworld, offers Geoff ?1000 to become his retainer. In Shepherd he sees a glimpse of the freedom he craves which is compacted when he runs across his childhood friend, Tom, a pot dealing hippy that resides on a barge. Geoff finds himself questioning his life. Feeling unsettled and confused, he receives a 2am phone call and is summoned to Aylesbury police station on Jack Shepherd's behalf.

"He was impressed by the unruffled calm of the man and his apparent mastery of the situation. A professional indeed."

Geoff suddenly finds himself not only trapped in his profession, but by Jack Shepherd. Guilty of taking dirty money and lying to the police, Geoff finds his life and business now at the mercy of Jack Shepherd. Geoff finds himself sliding deeper and deeper into the darkness of the criminal underworld.

"Now thanks to his own stupidity, he had slipped into a worse position of not just familiarity but downright criminality."

Can Geoff Wilkinson, a man who has spent his career upholding the law and looking down on those of his profession that fall into the criminal classes, survive the trap that his own naivety and rash actions have created for himself?

Is that you, Jim?

A FREE SHORT STORY from award-winning and UK bestselling author, Ken Fry.

Nobody would call Jim Beresford pitiful. He has a perfect life. All traces of his once miserable childhood has been erased and best forgotten. He is successful, popular, rich, with a beautiful wife and three daughters. They were the love of his life.

Jim has it all. Until one day, everything he's ever worked hard for crumbles into dust.

Poor Jim. There's only one thing left to do.... Right?

Downgrade - paramedic fiction

NOT FOR UNDERAGE READERS! WARNING: sarcasm, graphic medical details, adult language (also known as profanity, cussing, bad/foul/dirty words, swearing, obscenities, four-letter words, cursing and colorful language, which may include: s**t, d**n, f**k, and others. If you don't like using, reading, otherwise dealing with these words, don't bother downloading this. You won't like it. These words aren't used to 'spice it up'. They're used because many medics, when in private, speak like this. Some a lot. Some a little. They are a reflection of THIS aspect of the real world. You have been duly and fairly warned.

Paramedics aren't born cynical. The job either hardens or devours them.

Have you ever wondered what paramedics experience? Dealing with 'the job' isn't glamorous. At its worst, it's gruesome. This very short story is not for the faint of heart or minors, but is for those fascinated with getting a behind the scenes look at EMS. It gets inside the mind of a rookie paramedic dealing with the realistic horror of humanity. It's an intense sensory ride, but not a normal story. Dozens of real medics, other than me, have agreed that it's an accurate portrayal--emotionally, visually, mentally, and sensory.

You know you want to look. Everyone does, they just don't want to admit it. How else do you think this has been in the top 10-15 fee kindle medical since Oct 1, 2013?

So why are you waiting?

Approx 5-10 pages depending on font/reader 2000+ intense words in the mind of a paramedic. 1st person.

Scroll and grab your copy today!

A Night to Remember

Jesse's Lesbian friends take him to a fetish event at Devil's Den for an unforgettable night that changes his life. (Excerpted from Playing With Dolls.) Please do not pay for this book. If Amazon tries to charge for it, you can download it for free at http://transgressivewriter.com/shortstories.php#night so you can read a sample of Playing With Dolls.

Iron and Rust: free sampler (Throne of the Caesars, Book 1)

From the bestselling author of WARRIOR OF ROME comes the first book in a new series set in third century Rome, a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war.

In a single year six Emperors will lay claim to the Throne of the Caesars...

SPRING AD235

Dawn on the Rhine. A surprise attack and the brutal murder of the Emperor Alexander and his mother ends the Severan dynasty and shatters four decades of Roman certainty.

Military hero Maximinus Thrax is the first Caesar risen from the barracks. A simple man of steel and violence, he will fight for Rome.

The Senators praise the new Emperor with elaborate oratory, but will any of them accept a Caesar who was once a shepherd boy? And in the streets of the eternal city, others merely pray to escape imperial notice.

In the north, as the merciless war against the barbarians consumes men and treasure, rebellion and personal tragedy drive Maximinus to desperate extremes, bloody revenge and the borders of sanity.

Iron & Rust, the first book in a major new series, creates a world both sophisticated and brutal, yet firmly rooted in history; a world of intrigue, murder, passion and war, a world where men will kill to sit on the Throne of the Caesars.

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 Thrillers

Dear 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 Sampler

Fatal 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 Capri

More Raves!

"Expertise shines on every page."

Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President

Readers 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!

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

The deeper the water, the darker the secrets

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Book of You: Free Sampler

Sunday Times top ten bestseller and Richard & Judy pick, The Book of You is a terrifying psychological thriller about obsession and power, perfect for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won't leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there.

Being selected for jury service is a relief. The courtroom is a safe haven, a place where Rafe can't be. But as a violent tale of kidnap and abuse unfolds, Clarissa begins to see parallels between her own situation and that of the young woman on the witness stand.

Realizing that she bears the burden of proof, Clarissa unravels the twisted, macabre fairytale that Rafe has spun around them - and discovers that the ending he envisions is more terrifying than she could have imagined.

Run

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...



Tuesday's Child (Book 1 of Psychic Visions, a paranormal romantic suspense)

What she doesn't want...is exactly what he needs.



Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can't control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society. Against her will, however, she's tapped into a killer--or rather, his victims. Each woman's murder, blow-by-blow, ravages her mind until their death releases her back to her body. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her?



Detective Brandt Sutherland only trusts hard evidence, yet Sam's visions offer clues he needs to catch a killer. The more he learns about her incredible abilities, however, the clearer it becomes that Sam's visions have put her in the killer's line of fire. Now Brandt must save her from something he cannot see or understand...and risk losing his heart in the process.



As danger and desire collide, passion raises the stakes in a game Sam and Brandt don't dare lose.

Length - 90,000 words.

Excerpt

Agony. Pain. Terror.

A voice whispered through the blackness of her mind, so odd, so different it caught her attention. She strained to hear the words.

"Let go. It's time to let go."

Sam stared through the flames, stunned. Let go of what? She couldn't hear over the roaring fire and could barely see, but knowing that someone was there stirred her survival instinct, and she fought with the seatbelt buckle jammed at her side. She was saved. Just another minute and they'd open the door and pull her free. She'd be fine.

"Please hurry," she cried out.

"Let go. You don't need to be in there. Let it all go, and come with me."

She peered through the golden orange windshield to see a strange male face peering at her through the flames.

He smiled.

"Come with me."

"I want to, damn it. Can't you see I'm trapped?" she screamed, her vocals crisping in the heat.

"Release yourself. Come with me. Say yes."

The pain hit a crescendo. She twisted against it, hearing her spine splinter. The car seat melted into her skin. So much pain, she couldn't breathe. Blackness crowded into her mind, blessed quiet, soothing darkness. She reached for it.

"Let it go. You don't need to go through this. Hurry."

She started. Why wasn't he opening the door or getting others to help? He should be trying to save her. Shouldn't he? Sam, so confused and so tired, she could barely feel the pain overtaking her body. Where had he gone? She tried to concentrate. His face was now only a vague outline that rippled with the heat waves. A soft smile played at the corner of his mouth. The flames burned around him, weird as they centered him in the warm glow. She wanted to be with him. To live.

"Here, take my hand."

Dazed and on the brink of death, Sam focused on the hand reaching for her. She struggled to raise the charred piece of flesh that had been her arm and reached out to grasp his.

She was free.

Overwhelmed, she turned to hug her savior, her head just reaching his shoulder. He stood beside her, the same radiant beaming look on his face. His blond hair glowed, and he had the brightest teeth. She sighed. This beautiful man pointed to her right arm. Confused, Sam glanced down at her burned arm, realizing she could feel none of her injuries. Just like her other one, her broken arm had miraculously healed - whole, smooth and soft. Her skin hadn't looked this good in ten years.

She spun around to find a massive fireball below. What the hell? She had to be dead. But instead of the horror or shock, she expected to feel, she felt good. In fact, she felt great. She turned to the ever-smiling stranger.

"Let's go sweetheart."

Sam didn't know why he'd called her that, but, honestly, she was so damned grateful to be out of the car, she let him get away with it.

Holding hands, they floated higher into the cloudless blue sky. Then when the crash site below had become a tiny speck, Sam felt a hard flick on her arm and the words, "Thanks, but I can take

Monstrous Tales 2: 5 Monster Novels in 1

Get 5 monster stories in 1 collection and save big! It's 1944 and Hitler is desperate. He sends a special team to a timeless island (which may be Atlantis) to steal a super-weapon( which may be the lost Ark of the Covenant). Hitler's best commandos must get past history's worse monsters or they're history. The truths they discover are most monstrous than the lies they've been told because the island is out of time -- and so are they. Then feast on the most historically accurate novel of the real Dracula ever written. Did you know he was in his 20s during his infamous reign of terror, won many battles against the conqueror of Constantinople, was praised by the Pope during his lifetime, and spent 13 years in jail? Imagine Julius Caesar, master tactician, battling 100 million zombies invading from Asia and meet Cato, Cicero, Crassus, Cleopatra, Calpurnia, Caesarion, and Pompey the Great in this alt-history thriller. Soar into aerial battle against Genghis Khan in Deadly Wands, which enable flight and shoot fireballs. Fight duels and battles in the sky against millions of fliers. finally, orcs have united to end humanity and the biggest thing in their way is a precocious princess with serious skills. Read free summaries and excerpts of all five stories in the sample.

Solution: A Spacefaring Short Story

Deep space, a soulless expanse of littered stars, ushers the cash-strapped mercenary Asegai to a chance, once-in-a-lifetime discovery; a derelict, drifting flagship, ripe for the taking. His AI finds, evaluates, and links with the craft, promising vast wealth upon the ship's recovery. As always, Asegai is cautious but perhaps blinded by the immensity of his discovery.

He'll soon find this to be a mistake.

Within the command center of the monstrous prize, the mercenary pilot encounters a 'life-form' like no other - Contrarian, an advanced artificial intelligence with professed sentience and counterintuitive processing, designed to be the perfect opponent against any "inferior" human pilot. Before long wits are tested and a battle rages, pitting the gifted warrior against an intelligence bent on the destruction of them all.

In a stunning upheaval of rational thinking and the concept of artificial intelligence, the door is opened to possibilities that will make you rethink advanced evolution, life, and the true meaning of death. You won't know until the very end who...or what, triumphs.

Check out kellinkston.com for more science fiction, fantasy, and world-traveling nervousness in general.

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THE ROAD TO HELL

NO. 1 BESTSELLING MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRAISE FOR THE FICTION OF PAUL LEVINE

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

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

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

"Genuinely chilling." - Washington Post Book World

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

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

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

The Cross: The first prequel in the Parliament House Books Series

On a night when old Glasgow caught fire, through the gang violence and the terrors gripping the city, two blood brothers went on a special mission.Their world would end that night. What remained grew in to a force of nature that would change Scotland and the wider world for the better. That force had a name: Brogan McLane. The first prequel in The Parliament House Books series.

The Walls of Woodmyst (The Woodmyst Chronicles Book 1)

A body is discovered.

Mutilated beyond recognition, perched upon a hill overlooking the village.

Questions are raised.

Prayers are offered.

Fears grow as rumours are spread behind the Walls of Woodmyst.

They come at night.

Lurking in the forest nearby, the strangers watch and wait.

Who are these fiends?

What do they want from the peaceful village?

Terror builds in the hearts of men upon the Walls of Woodmyst.

Commanded by Alan Warde, and the other council members of the village, the men of the Woodmyst are called into action armed with bows and swords.

Outnumbered and unprepared, the villagers do their best to defend their home against a well-resourced enemy.

How long can they survive upon The Walls of Woodmyst?

Escape (a Jim Money Story Book 2)

Jim Money novella #2

In the previous story, Carla suspected her husband Steve was having an affair with Jim's girlfriend Jessica. She enlisted the help of Jim Money to discover the truth.

Sometimes, the truth can set you free

And sometimes...

The truth can have you RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE!

In Bon Appetit, Jim and Carla learned the true nature of Steve and Jessica's relationship.

NOW THEY'RE RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES

The truth turned out to be more sick and more sinister than either Jim or Carla could have ever imagined. And now, with the truth in hand, the pair must run if they want to live to see another day.

THIS IS THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THE JIM MONEY STORIES

Here are the other stories in chronological order

Bon Appetit

Escape

On the Run

James

BUSTED: a Prequel to the Jim Money Stories

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Contains profanity, sexual innuendo, and explicit violence. If you purchase this book, I am not responsible for any subsequent vomiting, night sweats, or any offense taken to profanity, sexual innuendo, and explicit violence contained within this story. Read at your own risk!!!

No Harm Can Come to a Good Man: free sampler

A free sample of James Smythe's thought-provoking thriller about the terrifying breakdown of a family in a world that won't stop moving.

ClearVista is used by everyone to forecast their futures.

Laurence Walker wants to be the next President of the United States. ClearVista will predict his chances.

It will predict whether he's the right man for the job.

It will predict that his son can survive for less than two minutes underwater.

It will predict that Laurence's life is about to collapse in the most unimaginable way.

Discover the eerily-believable world of James Smythe perfect for fans of Dave Eggers, Nick Harkaway and Black Mirror.

Flood Country: When a Drought Hits, the Water Wars Begin

Jack Miller, former Sydney Morning Herald journalist, follows his instincts to rural Dawson to do a followup piece on a headline that read 'Angry farmer accuses bureaucrat of corruption'.

Little did he know what he was about to unleash as he set about helping the feisty old cattle farmer to expose corruption in the water industry--blatant water theft at the height of a ten year drought crippling the Australian farming landscape.

As Jack and his friends slowly unravel the web of deceit and corruption, which extends through the bureaucracy and into the corridors of political power and big business, they are confronted by an increasingly desperate enemy willing to do anything to stay above the law.

Murder USA: A Crime Fiction Tour of the Nation

In Washington, D.C., an image on the screen of a cell phone connects a nationwide terror threat with an unknown anthrax researcher... In Kansas City, MO, a young woman has disappeared without a trace... At the U.S./Mexico border, desperate travelers risk their very lives to head south...

Murder, U.S.A. is a compilation of excerpts from thirty-one full-length crime fiction novels. Each mystery, thriller, or suspense novel in the collection is set somewhere in the United States; together, the collection offers a "murder tour of the nation" to readers of all sub-genres of crime fiction. Organized by setting and labeled by sub-genre, the collection features pieces of romantic suspense, cozy mystery, legal and corporate thriller, paranormal mystery, historical mystery, dystopian suspense, near-future thriller, medical mystery, traditional mystery, political procedurals, hard-boiled/noir, international thriller, and psychological suspense.

Excerpts from Patrick Balester, Stephen Brayton, Joyce Ann Brown, Craig Faustus Buck, James R. Callan, Lance Charnes, Sue Coletta, G.G. Collins, Diana Deverell, Lesley A. Diehl, Pam Eglinski, Kristen Elise, Ph.D., Elaine Faber, Sunny Frazier, M.M. Gornell, Michael Hebler, Dorothy Howell, Gay Kinman, Tracy Lawson, Sheila Lowe, Janet Elizabeth Lynn, Kathy McIntosh, Kelly Miller, Cathy Perkins, Sara Rickover, Carole Sojka, Linda Thorne, and Will Zeilinger.

Murder At Zero Hour

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

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

Meet Judge Charlie Walden in the first case of six from the novel, Walden of Bermondsey.

To read the full novel, search: WALDEN OF BERMONDSEY

When 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.

If you like Rumpole of the Bailey, you'll love Walden of Bermondsey

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

Funscreen

Every family has a Funscreen on their wall. The question is... who's watching who?

When the government's new private welfare system begins rewarding unemployed viewers for watching the right kind of ads, Roger Birch welcomes a Funscreen into his home.

Like millions of others, Roger and his family soon depend on ad-viewing income for their survival.

Unlike millions of others, the events of one uncomfortable evening leave Roger aware of the government's shadier reasons for investing in Funscreens.

With HD cameras hidden behind a 60-inch glass veil, the answer was staring him in the face all along...

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This short story (approximately 25 pages) is a standalone spin-off from the novel Sycamore.

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

VOLUME 1 OF THE HIGHLY GRIPPING MORBUS DEI-TRILOGY

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

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

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

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

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THE MORBUS DEI-TRILOGY

Vol. 1: Morbus Dei: The Arrival

Vol. 2: Morbus Dei: Inferno

Vol. 3: Morbus Dei: The Sign of Aries

Punishing A Good Deed (A James Anthony Fratino Series Book 1)

Overview of Punishing A Good Deed

"Money, morals, and scruples are what it comes down to; Go figure!" is what James Anthony Fratino tells his wife Annette as the reason to form their own investigation firm, Fratino Investigations, and go after the bad guys that are out to rip-off Jimmy's place of employment, Seven Rivers Casino for 'large money,' as streetwise Jimmy would say.

Jimmy and Annette Fratino live on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, in the city of Port Angeles. Jimmy commutes to the small town of Sequim every day and has skyrocketed his way up from blackjack dealer, to pit boss, and is now being groomed for the next manager's position by his mentor and rabbi, Big Darryl Galuchia.

With hints at a somewhat colorful past that stretches from coast to coast, Jimmy has a secret; once a year he's a thief and he has to come clean with Annette when he needs her to help him escape from the closet he's trapped in. Jimmy overhears part of the bad guy's plans to electronically steal from his employer and when they put him in the hospital; in a coma along with multiple broken bones, Jimmy's out for justice in Punishing A Good Deed since no one plays in what Jimmy considers 'his' backyard.

What people have been saying...

"From spine chilling entertainment to nail biting suspense, you'll love this author and won't be able to get enough of him. The writing is flawless, gripping, and the voice is unique. I can't wait for another book from this talented author because this was one compelling and exciting read. 5 stars without a doubt!" ~Donna Johnson, a reader

"If you are looking for a good suspenseful mystery, with a touch of romance and with a strongly crafted main character this is the book to choose. James Fratino you need an office now with your name on a frosted glass window." ~Tessa Stokes, author The Seven Spell Saga and The Ruthin Trilogy

"The novel is well written with lots of humor and human interest, believable characters who appeal despite their failings, and a gripping plot line. Once you start reading this, you won't want to put it down. Five stars - highly recommended." ~Alex Le Soum, author of The Kolian Chronicles

"I like a book that can pull me in, a story with well-drawn characters who are very real and with a complex plot and with more than a little humor thrown in for good measure. Everetti's James Fratino is all this and more. If you get sucked in and find yourself reading into the late hours of the morning, don't say you haven't been warned. This book is fantastic and engrossing and very definitely a must read. Everetti most certainly delivers!" ~George Weir, author of The Bill Travis series

"The author really knows his characters and his territory - the Pacific Northwest - and ladles in plenty of humorous observations, while never slowing down the action. Everetti is a dexterous and exceedingly clever wordsmith: "Or maybe I just wasn't expecting the unexpected when it unexpectedly happened." Highly recommended." ~Mia Zabriskie, author of The Disturbing Effect of Moonlight

"The main character is well developed and believable, with a sense of humor that is unexpected. A page-turner from the beginning, with all the thrilling suspense you'll come to expect and receive throughout the book. A fantastic plot that's solid. Suspense that grips you and keeps you on the edge of your chair. What more can you ask for? I can't wait for this talented author's next book because this one was one wild ride! Definitely worth the read and all 5 stars." ~D. Walsh, a reader

"Donald Everetti's 1st novel in his James Anthony Fratino Series, PUNISHING A GOOD DEED, is a mystery/thriller must read. The mystery plot is good and the suspense doesn't disappoint. Download this great read now. From beginning to end; you won't be disappointed. The twists and turns this story takes guarantees a thrilling ride." ~G. Huckleberry

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Last Call (A Ridley Brone Mystery Book 1)

Running a karaoke bar is no way for an ex-PI to make a living.

Just ask Ridley Brone, a California private investigator who returns to his Michigan hometown when he inherits his estranged parents' multimillion dollar estate. The songs his mom and dad wrote made them rich, but their popular karaoke bar, the High Note, made them famous. Now Ridley owns a bar he doesn't have a clue how to manage, and his every effort seems only to further tarnish his parents' legacy.

But when Ridley's old high school love shows up asking for help, and her husband ends up murdered, the karaoke bar feels like vacation compared to the hard job of proving her innocence.

With hard-boiled twists like a Robert B. Parker mystery, and laugh-out-loud humor like a J.A. Konrath thriller, find out why indie review site, Big Al's Books and Pals, says of Last Call, "This is how a mystery should be plotted."

Too Good for this World (Networked Book 1)

Two years after her husband's death in a bizarre suicide pact between players of an online game, Imogen is still reeling and desperate for answers.

Struggling to cope with her loss and isolation, she is sure that the strange messages she starts receiving are a figment of her imagination. Except that before he died her husband claimed to have had unusual experiences while in the game- experiences where he had been linked to other people, and heard a voice, and controlled the game with his mind. He'd said that the game was more than just that- that it was a new way to live.

As the messages Imogen receives become harder to write off as a trick of her mind she begins to think the unthinkable. Could it be possible? Could her husband still be alive?

Too Good for this World is a short story that will raise questions you'll definitely want answered, and can be read as a prequel or sequel to LK Chapman's debut novel Networked.

Also contains sample chapters from the sequel, Networked.

Dangerous Minds

In what should be the safest of places, find an R.N. you would never hope to meet. Run the streets of Los Angeles and find death in the most public of places. Learn why some people kill and others do not in this short collection of murder mysteries by award-winning author Dee Ann Palmer.

Adverse Reaction: The Persford Series: Book 1

A secret from the past. An opportunity for blackmail. How far would you go to protect your reputation? Set against the backdrop of the pharmaceutical industry, Adverse Reaction explores the complex relationship between two main characters Matt Pearson and Brett Chandler who met at university and then went their separate ways. When their paths cross some years later each character is driven by their own personal crisis to take desperate measures. Other characters become embroiled in the power struggle with serious consequences. Matt's desire to prevent his secret being revealed unleashes a dramatic sequence of events.

Princess Boot Camp

Four young women believe theyhave won a three month stay at an exclusive spa. Their parents think their spoiled princesses will be on Princess Boot Camp reality show. What really happens at Princess Boot Camp is so frightening it will never be talked about, until Debra shows up.

The Darkline Protocol (Wolf Dasher)

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Someone is selling state secrets. Wolf Dasher of Her Majesty's Shadow Service must learn who. But when the traitor turns out to be innocent, it's Wolf who is the prize in an elaborate double-cross. Now he must save the victim and himself! James Bond meets Game of Thrones in this short, exciting genre mashup!

"The Darkline Protocol" is a free short story that introduces the Wolf Dasher series. Magic, espionage, super-spies, elves, and dragons collide in a setting both familiar and fresh. This free teaser will whet your appetite for Wolf's exciting adventures in State of Grace (amazon.com/dp/B006C75TCO/), Red Dragon Five (amazon.com/dp/B00AA4F1P0/), and more!

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Lethal Reaction: The Persford Series: Book 2

The sequel to Adverse Reaction. Follow the unfolding story at BioQex. A rogue chemist and a colleague on a quest to unearth the truth. Are the risks too great for both men? A suspenseful and dramatic sequence of events with tragic consequences.

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?

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.

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.

Martin & James vs The Crazed Weatherman: a Martin & James cozy action spy thriller short story (Martin & James Case Files Book 3)

This time the duo are high above the earth fighting the powers of a god.

Martin & James have encountered many enemies and vanquished them, but this time it may be too much. Flying in a zeppelin and looking for a madman that can channel to forces of nature, they may find that there is finally someone that even they can't handle.

Join the agents on another harrowing adventure. How will they overcome the storm around them and save everyone on the dirigible? Will they both come out of this adventure or will this be the last time they work together?

The Martin & James stories are classic pulp fiction action done in a modern style. Each one is designed to bring you an action packed story that can be read quickly and easily, but together, they form a world of mystery and intrigue. If you like stories like Conan, The Shadow, and Doc Savage, then you'll love the Martin & James series of adventure and spy thriller..

Catch up on all the Martin & James stories and find out how the survive their most difficult assignment.

The Diane Capri Series Reading Order Checklist: The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series Thrillers, Jess Kimball Thrillers, Judge Willa Carson Mysteries, Jenny Lane Thrillers, Jordan Fox Thrillers

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri has sold more than a million books featuring various series characters. This complete bibliography contains all English Language Diane Capri fiction. It is a checklist for readers who want to make sure they don't miss a book or want to read in order.

It also includes links to all of Diane Capri's ebooks.

Ghostly Writes Anthology 2017

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

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

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Download an EXCLUSIVE FREE extract of the terrifying new Psychological Thriller from Mark Edwards and Louise Voss.

'I was gripped all the way.' Peter James.

He's posted on your wall.

He's following you on Twitter.

He knows where you are right now...

When Amy receives an email from her older sister, Becky, announcing that she's off travelling and "don't try to find me", she is worried. Becky would never do such a thing on a whim.

Amy - who is recovering from an abusive relationship that has left her terrified of love - soon finds that Becky had started using online dating sites. Aided by Becky's neighbour, Gary, Amy sets about tracking down the men her sister had dated, following a trail that leads her into the darkly seductive world of internet hook-ups.

But Amy is unaware that a sadistic killer is watching - a killer who's been using the internet to stalk, torture and kill. Now he's got something very special planned for Amy and she is about to find out that romance really is dead.

S1-R3N: A Sci-fi/Horror Short Story

A killer cyborg on the loose. A daughter's life on the line. And one man's secret will decide all of their fates...

Designed for urban combat, the S1-R3N prototype is the ideal cybernetic soldier. But when it malfunctions during its public debut, it kills its handlers and the buyers in attendance for its unveiling.

Now Dr. Grant Andrews, the scientist responsible for creating the S1-R3N, is the only one who can stop it.

But the S1-R3N is determined to get to Grant first, by any means necessary--including going after Grant's teenage daughter, Alexis.

Will Grant be able to protect his daughter from the cyborg's murderous intentions? Or will the S1-R3N send him to meet his maker?

S1-R3N is a thrilling sci-fi short story with a touch of horror, told primarily through a series of text message conversations. If you like Terminator, Robocop, and other cyborg stories, you'll love S1-R3N.

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Double Edge (Fault Lines): A Fault Lines Story

Reese Clawson's work is mind-bending--literally. Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness--and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers--an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert

computer encryption.

Will this piecemeal team prevail when a government operative is sent to investigate? As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and even time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don't know can kill you.

With a concept so daring and writing so gripping, readers will swiftly fall under the spell of Thomas Locke's endlessly creative mind. This thrilling psychological journey into the very nature of causation and consciousness will leave them turning the pages and grasping for solid ground.

The Night Walk Men: A Novella

Three-year old Gabriela plays with her twin brother on a train platform. Blind sax man, Braille the Rail, meets with an old, old friend. The earth rumbles beneath them all: the promise of an approaching locomotive. Now, two mysterious strangers, both of them acting in the interest of an otherworldly sense of duty, will decide their fate over a cup of tea.