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Tubby Dubonnet Mysteries (Vol. 1-5) (The Tubby Dubonnet Series)

COLORFUL CHARACTERS, MOUTH-WATERING CUISINE, AND NEW ORLEANS' SEEDIEST CRIME SCENES — AT A KILLER PRICEA simple man with a refined palate, maverick New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet has a penchant for fishing, Old Fashioneds, off-track betting, and fighting evil while passing a good time. Passing a good time, of course, includes dodging drug dealers, running from the mob, solving medical lab murder mysteries, thwarting hurricane season bank heists, and keeping a crime boss out of local politics. Now you can read his first five Anthony and Edgar-nominated thrilling adventures for a bargain price!Settle down — preferably with a hearty snack — and enjoy this hard-boiled mystery series that's as chock full of laughs as it is chills!CROOKED MANMeet lawyer Tubby Dubonnet. His clients are all renegades from the asylum (aka Orleans Parish), including a transvestite entertainer, a buxom deadbeat blonde, a doctor who refers his own patients to a malpractice lawyer, and a Mardi Gras reveler who drives a float shaped like a giant crawfish pot. His new client is Darryl Alvarez, the manager of a local nightclub who's been caught unloading marijuana from a shrimp boat. At their first meeting, Darryl entrusts Tubby with an ordinary-looking blue gym bag. But after Darryl's unfortunate demise, Tubby realizes he must tighten his grasp on the gym bag — and its million-dollar contents.Tubby can’t just give up the cash. But if he gets caught, he’ll be in jail. And if the wrong people catch him, he’ll wish he was.CITY OF BEADSTubby Dubonnet is bored. He wants to bill enough hours to pay his alimony and keep his daughter in college, with enough left over for an occasional drink and a good meal, but he longs for something different and exciting.Sure, researching licensing law for the new casino will keep trout meunière on the table, but what could be more tedious? (Unless, of course, the client turns out to be connected.) Meanwhile, there’s the estate of an old friend who controls some dock leases on the wharf. And he agrees to help his daughter’s environmental group stop illegal dumping in the river. Ho-hum, thinks our hero. But suddenly all three cases begin to converge in an entirely ominous way... NOW Tubby's doing something exciting — he's running for his life!TRICK QUESTIONMedical lab janitor Cletus Busters is caught red-handed in a restricted area with the frozen head of Dr. Whitney Valentine, one of the lab's most prestigious researchers. Busters won't say much, except that he's innocent. But given his conspicuous record and past as a voodoo guru, all signs point to life in prison.Calling Tubby Dubonnet!SHELTER FROM THE STORMTo out-of-town kingpin Willie LaRue, Mardi Gras seems the perfect time for a New Orleans heist – nobody, but nobody will be thinking about a single other thing. Parties, parades, chaos, alcohol – who could be concerned about a little thing like a bank job? Indeed, all might have gone well except for an out-of-season frog-flogger that threatens to flood the French Quarter – something even Hurricane Katrina couldn't do.Next thing you know the survivors – thieves and revelers alike – find themselves marooned together. As the LaRue gang plans its watery escape, raffish lawyer Tubby Dubonnet is obliged to take time out from his customary eating and loafing to thwart their murderous intentions.CRIME CZARTubby can't forget the last words that escaped an old friend's lips, and he can't get out of the way of a political campaign that's turning rough...

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

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

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

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

An Unconventional Holmes: Three Unnatural Cases

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

Cozy Mystery Starter Set - Six Books

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

Past Crimes: A Compendium of Historical Mysteries

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

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

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

Vampire Widow and Other Stories (Samantha Moon)

Samantha Moon is back in a brand-new short story!Included in this collection:"Vampire Widow" - Tammy Moon hears a distant, telepathic cry for help... and convinces her mother, Samantha Moon, to go on a road trip deep into the heart of the Mojave desert to help something ancient... and massive."Little Snowmen Everywhere" - They are new to town, trying to fit in. All is going well until the first snowfall. That's when their neighbors frantically start building little snowmen. Now, the streets are lined with them. The new couple are warned to build one, too. Or else..."Shark Cage Boogie" - A high-tech, luxury shark cage is about to get field tested by the world's biggest great white shark. There will be blood."Cavalcade" - Coming home late at night, a husband and wife see a very strange sight: a collection of cars driving closely together. Too closely. A few nights later, the couple sees the same cars again, driving just as bizarrely. It happens again and again, and soon they will know why..."The Lobster" - The world's biggest lobster? Well hot damn! Two fisherman set out to make the catch of a life time... and soon realize they might be in over their heads. And yeah, they're going to need a bigger boat...

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

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

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.

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

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

The Yellow Wallpaper

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

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

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

No Mercy (A Sgt Major Crane Novel)

A collection of short stories including:No Mercy - prequel to the bestselling Steps to Heaven #1 in the Sgt Major Crane crime series.Is crime ever justified? Would you be merciful if it came to it? Or would you take your revenge? Crane investigates a fire in which a man dies. Was it an accident or something more sinister? Crane won't stop until he finds the truth."Excellent read from a slick pacey writer - leaves you wanting more!" Andrew ButlerCartmell Rocks! This collection of short stories showcases Wendy Cartmell's fresh style and engaging prose. She presents a variety of situations of people caught in intriguing circumstances. The author delivers a twist to many of her stories in this collection.Ed Benjamin Author

ArsA?ne Lupin: The Collection

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

Retaliation (Her Sweet Revenge Series Book 1)

A virgin librarian with hot-chick potential, the conflicts in her story won’t let you put the book down. Be prepared for an all-nighter… She watches the mob kill her twin and is too frozen with fear to stop them. How can she live with that cowardice eating away at her self-respect? Revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. Though she’s naïve, she isn’t stupid. When she finds a stash of loot in her brother’s gym locker, she has the means. Now all she needs is the guts to make every one of those low-life gang members pay.People might think detectives are hard-assed cops with no home life, but Trace McGuire has a dying mom he loves fiercely. Already stressed over his personal problems, he takes a bullet for a virgin beauty hiding while mobsters shoot her brother. This chick draws out every protective instinct he thought had disintegrated over years on the job and he becomes invested – in her hot body, her plans for retaliation and her fighting spirit. Helpless, he watches her enter the seedy underworld that’ll eat her alive. Then he sees her fight.And wonders if they’ll survive her. Book #1 - RetaliationCass won't rest until her brother's murderers are jailed or dead. She goes after them one at a time with no intention of stopping until she has her revenge. Detective McGuire takes a bullet for her. Now the annoying man believes she’s his responsibility and wants to stop her, protect her... control her.Book #2 - JusticeWhen she continues to dig for information on who killed her brother, Cassi's life becomes fraught with danger. Between bartending in a sleazy joint, getting into fights with hookers and trying to scare off her stalker, she never seems to get any time to just be a girl in love.Book #3 - ResolutionSince her brother Raoul’s murder at the hands of his own gang members, revenge has driven Cass to find answers. Money, hidden by Raoul, is funding her quest. And tenacity born of hate fuels the relentless need to make those killers pay.Book #4 - EndingsCassi’s a fighter who won’t stop until she gets justice for her murdered brother. Once she’s faced with the ultimate cost, will she be able to see it through? And can she live with herself if she doesn't?Book #5 - FaithFaith’s always tried to be a good person. From the beginning, everything was against her. A sick mother forced her into a world of drugs and sexual dysfunction that she couldn’t overcome. Until she lost the man she loved and found a baby who filled her heart.Book #6 -LeniLeni believes her mother didn't come back for her because she'd died. Wrong! Blackmail finally forces the woman out of the shadows. On top of these stresses, Leni learns the name of her cousin's killer. Payback is her only option.

SHERLOCK HOLMES vs DR. WATSON : The Redemption of John H. Watson and other Stories

Includes two unpublished short stories, one novella, and one novel. It is only available on Kindle. Let your "Sherlock" friends know about it! It is priced at 99 cents so it is affordable for anyone. ENJOY! ENJOY! ENJOY! p.s. The short story "The Case of the Disappearing God" should provide one with comfort and inspiration and is extremely relevant during these awful times where fear of Covid is turning the world topsy-turvey.