On the day before Winston Trout's wedding, his best men, 6 childhood friends from pre-school, will have difficulty getting to the church on time. One is in jail, arrested for murder. Two others have been hauled in by investigators from the SEC on charges of insider trading. A fourth is in Puerto Rico with a new love before he must return to duty as a Navy Seal in Afghanistan. The fifth, a gay man, is being tempted to switch sides. The sixth is trying to keep his promise to Winston to have all these men at the church on time.
The Adored is a story rich in character, in the style of Tolstoy. It follows the lives of seven boys who bond in pre-school and who come of age in New York. It weaves a tapestry of interconnected lives on the global stage of privilege and power. Edward Wheelwright, a son of that privilege, is now a striver attempting to regain his family's fortune lost in the great recession. The love of his life, Val McGuire, is attempting to regain Eddie, lost to the lustrous ...
The Gostynin Shul - A Yiddish history mystery
Dr. Joanna Adelman leads a quiet life. She takes walks with her seeing-eye dog, Delilah, and tries to survive her Grandmother's cooking. Her work as a Yiddish translator adds small details to the story of Jewish immigration to Boston, but has never been the most exciting of careers. Until the Zielinski documents. They arrive in her office one morning - a jumble of handwritten pages in a cardboard box. Suddenly Joanna finds herself fending off an enraged Hasidic group intent on preserving its reputation, and a Boston society matron desperate to preserve her family's wealth and status.
With the help of Ming Leibowitz, her Chinese-Israeli assistant, and Dr. Phillipa Henderson, a colleague specializing in African-American culture, Joanna delves into the layered history of Boston's Beacon Hill and the fight over a small plot of land once owned by former slaves.
The centuries-old struggle of Boston's marginalized Jews and African-Americans to ...
Imagine for a minute you're a songwriter and your ex-husband is a famous record label owner/producer. Now imagine that after your highly televised divorce you end up with one of your husband's mansions and expensive cars, you think he has moved on.
But no, your ex-husband breaks into your house one night wearing a mask; he tries to strangle you. The next thing you know you wake up in the trunk of his car with a murdered police officer's body laying on top of you. What would you do?
Well, you would probably do exactly what Scarlett Nacke does at first is panic. Then you'd realize that if you couldn't figure out a way to get out of the trunk soon, you'd end up like the murdered cop, dead.
Does Scarlett survive? Read 'The Woman in the Car Trunk' and find out.
Luca Fontana is an investigative journalist from Milan. He has written a series of books exploring the intrusion of the Calabrian Mafia into every walk of public life throughout the Italian peninsula. Fearing for his personal safety - and that of his wife and two young children - he decides instead to write report on the town of Collemaga - a small town set high up in the mountains of Abruzzo, which enjoys the dubious reputation of being "the most cursed town" in Italy.
He encounters a variety of characters who appear reluctant to let him into the secrets of this township - most notably the mayor himself. He quickly has to invent a pretext to cover the real reason for his presence in this town.
He is pursued wherever he goes by a sleazy individual called Luigi Bonifaccio who, Luca learns, is supposedly the son of the powerful fattucchiera - the sorceress - of the town.
A foolhardy act of charity involving a young Moroccan women. trapped in the town by Luigi Bonifaccio, triggers events ...
A mysterious witch offers to grant a wish to a desperate woman... what could possibly go wrong?
Mandi McAllister needs a break. She washed out of college, tends bar at a shady joint, and runs a sketchy webcam that charges by the minute. Mandi is far from the model of exemplary behavior. While pouring out her heart out to a friend, she discovers that her hostile ex-boyfriend has just been released from jail and is having a drink in the same bar. His goal is to rekindle their relationship by any means necessary. Her plan is to avoid him at any cost.
In an attempt to break away from his control and to solve her laundry list of problems, she takes a penny draped around her neck and tosses it in the wishing well. She has run out of other options and pins her survival on this one desperate act. Shortly after, a mysterious woman named Abellina appears, offering to change her life.
To grant this wish, Abellina requires her to travel back in time 25 years to fix a predicament that has a ...
Doyle McCann Jr., the son of a notorious serial killer who was once suspected of being an accomplice in his father's crimes, has lived a life of obscurity for thirty years, but when the skeletal remains of more victims are unearthed on the property where his father once lived, the nightmare begins anew.
Haunted by his hatred of his emotionally cruel mother, Doyle's reaction to his father's crimes fuels speculation that he was his father's accomplice. His distrust of women became a focal point of his suspected guilt, and his perceived indifference towards the victims families outraged the investigators and public alike, but beneath the arrogant facade lied a lonely young man unable to express his pain and sadness.
Now, thirty years later, and with his father executed for his crimes, the case of the Cape Fear Killer is active again, and now Doyle must confront his tortured past, and deal with a dogged investigator seeking the truth. Compounding his problem is the fact that the two ...
AS MANY SECRETS AS PILES OF STUFF --
MURDER IN A HOARDER'S HAVEN...
The phrase "hostess with the mostest" takes on a whole new meaning when crafty amateur sleuth Kiki Lowenstein finds herself stuck in the middle of a hoarder's crime scene in the third installment of the Joanna Slan's cozy mystery series. But proceed with caution: this one's as littered with surprises as it is clutter.
Scrapbook maven Kiki happens to be a card-carrying Episcopalian -- but she respects the power of intuition. So when she has a "bad feeling" en route to Marla Lever's house for a scrapbooking crop, she heeds her instincts. Something is definitely very wrong. Marla's nowhere to be seen, although her car's in the garage -- buried under a heap of garbage and lawn furniture. Tip of the iceberg, sadly. Because the potential horror of scrapbooking in a hoarder's paradise pales in comparison to the body the cops find in Marla's freezer.
Marla's nearly dead herself -- passed out from heat stroke, no thanks ...
A man named Kraskin has suddenly appeared in our world. But he is not alone. Something, temporarily amorphous, has followed him.
Kraskin is not familiar with this world but has a name that he has recently learned. He walks to a convenience store. He borrows a phone and calls a Professor Robert Trimball.
Not long after Kraskin's arrival, a vicious dog begins attacking farm animals. Sheriff Barry Banes organizes a search for the animal, but it is unsuccessful.
Weeks later a young boy is abducted. With the animal attacks and the missing child, the sheriff is under pressure to unravel the mystery and save the town.
Meanwhile, Reverend Ezekiel Powell basks in the sudden power he has achieved, and the strange light that he assumes is the work of God. Along with his group of followers, he hopes to bring his brand of Christianity to one town at a time.
The debut novel from Brian Melgar, The Challenger Deep takes you on a journey from the bottom of the ocean, across California and into the deepest secrets above and below land.
One year after his wife's death, Jeremiah begins to learn about the mysterious circumstances behind how she died at the bottom of the ocean, and uncovers a secret that could mean the end of everything.
'One of the best mystery series to hand at present is the John Rawlings historical crime line... ten out of ten' - Dr Jonathan Gash
Having just finished his indentures, Rawlings is celebrating in Vaux Hall Pleasure Gardens when he trips over the body of a young girl.
Summoned to the magistrate's office as prime suspect, Rawlings not only clears his own name but impresses Fielding so much with his power of recollection that he is asked to investigate the crime. From gaming hell to fashionable house, Rawlings follows a trail of lustful liaisons and illicit intrigue which prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the girl has had quite a past... a past with threatening secrets.
Death in the Dark Walk is a richly atmospheric and compelling Georgian mystery woven around the real characters John Fielding, the phenomenal sightless magistrate known as the 'Blind Beak', whose Runners formed London's early police force, and John Rawlings, the Apothecary reputed to have invented soda water.
An MI6 officer is asked to investigate the murder of a colleague overseas. However, as he uncovers more information and runs in to old friends, everything is not as it seems and he has to question who really is still a friend, and was a past operation he executed, really legitimate after all?
In the second installment of the Keys of Life trilogy.
The violent war between the Pure of Heart and the Children of the Nephilim continues and Cordy and Ash run from Europe to New Orleans. The pair, along with a new ally, search for hidden family treasures to help them defeat the Nephilim. Meanwhile, the Guardian, a spirit of Earth, warns them that their next battle could be the most catastrophic the planet has ever seen rivaling the Great Flood.
Jon Lafitte, are reformed pirate and consummate Frenchman, vies for Cordy's affections while steering the trio along the Louisiana bayou to their biggest showdown yet.
But Cordy finds it difficult to choose between the unpredictable Lafitte, and the one who's always been there for her, Ash.
Set sail with the Pure of Heart as they try to save not only their legacy, but also the earth as we know it.
It's 1982, and a group of locals and ex-pats gather in southern Mexico for a little cuchi-cuchi. Someone is watching, though. Someone knows that the party is just an excuse... but for what? Murder? Or something even worse.
During the 1980s, Pablo Escobar, the Colombian king of cocaine trafficking, noticed he was losing too much product to upscaled D.E.A. efforts in southern Florida. A decision was made to look for alternate routes, the simplest solution being to avoid the Caribbean and move shipping to the Pacific. Cocaine would be trafficked directly to the southern Mexican shoreline where couriers could be hired to transport the drugs to the U.S.
At first, the couriers were paid in cash, but by the end of the 80s, payment in kind was standard operating procedure. Couriers generally received 35-50% of the product they transported. This change in payment procedure occurred simultaneously with Escobar's empire crumbling under combined D.E.A., Columbian and Chilean crackdowns. By the ...
'Listen! I see I'd better take you into my confidence.'
'I'd rather you didn't,' I said.
Betty Morrison, a lawyer's wife, is flung into the society of an ancient Edinburgh family, the Warrielaws. There's Neil the Rip, Cora the Siren, Rhoda the Business Woman, and Alison the little Beauty - not to mention the formidable, elderly Jessica and her meek sister Mary. The family all possess unusual gold-green eyes - and harbour a precious and historic jewel, a bauble under constant threat of theft. The alarmed Betty will become a crucial witness in a case that includes mysterious disappearances of gems and people, as well as wholesale murder.
The Warrielaw Jewel was originally published in 1933. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Martin Edwards.
Fifteen short stories featuring Ghost Dust, Hang Around, Colossus, Suicide Spear, and others.
Hypotenuse: A detective and a witness become acquainted as he investigates the death of one of their neighbors.
Colossus: An arctic scientist explores the habitat of the Colossal Squid, and finds a secret even larger than the cagey mollusk.
Support: An Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer connects with his family as he wrestles with an especially difficult day in Iraq.
Something to Say: A forensic tech examines the body of a woman murdered outside a police station.
Why There Are No More Dragons Or Unicorns: A father's tale of the last dragon and unicorn.
Turing's Test: A computer with a personality disorder mulls its own idiosyncratic existence with its human roommate.
Only Numan: A young man with a genetic predisposition toward unstable genes is given the opportunity to become a part of governmental experiments to develop superhumans.
Prisoners of War: A forensics anthropologist and ...
Intikam is back for more in the second book in the Furtive Khan series.
Mongolia was a disaster. Not only did Intikam fail to deliver the evidence he was sent there to get, he left a trail of carnage in his wake. It was not what Furtive Khan had envisioned, and someone needs to be held accountable. Intikam has no doubt who that someone is.
Fearing the worst, he returns to a chilly reception at the Furtive Khan office in Istanbul. The Tyrants waste no time beating him with the proverbial stick. A stinging rebuke, if ever there was one. And just when he thinks his career is over, they dangle the carrot: a second chance, this time in India. Take it or good riddance.
Manav Patel has not lived the life he had hoped for. Left to fend for himself after the death of his parents, he is forced from his native Gujarat in search of work. Through a stroke of what he can only describe as luck, he lands an assembly line job at an automotive plant in a suburb of Delhi. Life has never been better. ...
What starts as a routine stabbing for Detective Inspector Jed Parish and new recruit Police Constable Mary Richards turns into the hunt for a serial killer who uses an unusual weapon to kill, and leaves numbered tokens in his victim's mouths. As well as getting to know each other and dealing with the fallout from the Chief's prostate cancer, the two new partners must discover the dark history behind the tokens and the connection between the victims. To do that, they need to gain access to the abandoned Beech Tree Orphanage where a terrible truth awaits.
Who is the man from nowhere - parts of his body have been found in a billabong. At first it seems like a crocodile attack but turns into murder,
And who is the girl who was with him in his last few days?. Why will she tell nobody what really happened?
She wants to know who this man is for herself. She has his diary and needs to read it to understand, but cannot bring herself to do so.
She is an English visitor in Australia, She meets a charming but dangerous man from the outback. But who is he?
She goes travelling into the remotest parts of the country. She finds herself captivated but him and wants to know who he really is. He will not tells her anything about his past and when she seeks to find out she discovers terrible secrets. It seems like he is twinned to an ancient aboriginal predatory being from out of the Dreamtime part crocodile part monster.
Terrified she seeks to flee but it is too late. Finally at the place of the crocodiles she escapes with her life leaving him ...
In the not-too-distant future, America is turned upside-down with no First Amendment, no freedom of the press and reporters out of work, in jail or on the run. The nation's last free journalist - Inman Spire - risks his life in a desperate bid to save the world's largest democracy. The former TV celebrity newsman must outmaneuver his would-be killer, a power-hungry and sadistic Attorney General with the full might of the U.S. government behind him. Relying on non-traditional broadcasting methods, some unexpected and questionable allies, and his unique journalistic instincts, Spire reports on the government's brutal treatment of any dissent and the Attorney General's deeper, darker plan: to eliminate the remainder of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Former investigative and business journalist Mark Braykovich paints a haunting portrait of an America without a news media at its dire consequences, while paying tribute to the profession to which he dedicated 25 years of his life.
Who on earth would kill Maggie Meeks, an eccentric old lady known for keeping her house full of Persian cats? And what's to become of the dozens of cats? Hunter Jones is back and for once her husband, Sheriff Sam Bailey, wants her at a crime scene. Follow the twists and turns of the latest mystery in Magnolia County, Georgia, and the adventures of the cats that got away. This is the ninth in the Hunter Jones mystery series and brings back the whole cast.
She thought she had escaped the nightmare but cannot do so.
She thought she had broken the connection with the man who had captivated her but finds it is not so.
Part of him possesses her body and another has invaded her mind.
Now she is taken back to that place as a prisoner.
She sits inside a cage looking out, watching the world pass her by.
One cage - bars that enclose her, the other cage within her own mind.
Trapped by consequences of past actions, she sees no way out.
Inside this place is another presence, an ancient predatory being.
It wants her for its own. Her will to fight it is gone. She will let it take her.
Outside others still search for a way to get her out.
This box set contains books two and three of the Crocodile Dreaming Series. In book 2 Susan thinks she has escaped the horrors of her trip to Australia told in book 1. But police have found a man's body, first thought killed by a crocodile, but now known to be murdered. And they have linked her to this man at ...
Dolan, a private investigator and former Army Ranger, takes up the case of a missing seventeen-year-old girl in the story of Hell in the Mountains.
The missing girl has likely been abducted, but the cops are doing nothing. And the clock is ticking.
Dolan soon finds himself racing to the secluded mountains of North Carolina, in search of the girl, and he finds himself increasingly in over his head.
The trail is cold. There's a dirty cop involved. And the clues are few and far between. Hang onto your seats if you pick up this book. The pace is searing.
(This story was previously published as "Stolen Daughter.")
A prehistoric virus kills thousands within days. A baby vanishes from the womb without a trace. A fossil upends two centuries of scientific theory. And a resort of epic proportions prepares to open while the world's superpowers secretly watch.
Employing meticulous research into science and antiquity, author B.C.CHASE launches his controversial tour de force, the Paradeisia Trilogy, with a bombshell debut that will have readers clawing from page one through to the final breathtaking chapter.
What if Darwin got it wrong?
What if the physical world is a facade?
What if we have a sixth sense that science cannot yet explain?
Don't miss the epic trilogy that fearlessly explores the furthest reaches of what's possible. If you are afraid of ideas that challenge your worldview, this book is not for you. Chase holds nothing sacred as he takes a journey into the unknown.
This book is part of a trilogy and should not be read apart from the other books in the series.
"FOUR OUT OF FOUR STARS." ...
No one believes Taylor Verone when she says she's about as psychic as a doorknob. When Maida Rosewood, a new widow, comes to live in Tropical Breeze, she witnesses Taylor's paranormal abilities first-hand. After that she refuses to listen to any more denials. Believing Taylor can read minds, Maida pleads for guidance, but the beautiful newcomer is hiding secrets so shocking she refuses to talk about them. The death of her husband, a famous artist, has cast a looming shadow over everyone in Maida's life. Can Taylor uncover secrets from beyond the grave? If not, the penalty could be death.
Now a fugitive -- having been framed for murder -- Special Agent Nathaniel Arkin, a disgraced former intelligence officer, continues his pursuit of a shadowy group he suspects of orchestrating an international assassination campaign targeting charismatic, fledgling fanatics -- future Hitlers and bin Ladens -- just as they emerge from obscurity, before they are capable of instigating mass murder. The barest of clues lead him on a desperate quest to hunt down the hidden ringleaders of the conspiracy and find evidence that might ultimately clear his name. As he goes along, Arkin begins to wrangle with the question of whether the group should, in the interest of the greater good of humanity, be left to its philanthropic but murderous ways.
A retired sniper, living in obscurity under a false name.
A tenacious journalist, chasing down the biggest story of his life.
And a ruthless, off-the-books CIA group, that breaks the law and operates completely out-of-control.
What do you get when you mix these three together? A ton of spilled blood and one bad-ass book.
Praise for Fade To Black... "Fade to Black is a trifecta of good romantic suspense: good characters, good romance, and good suspense. B+" -- All About Romance
"Fade To Black is a very entertaining story. It's gripping, it has me at the edge of my seat, and it even has me feeling scared - and you're looking at an unapologetic fan of gore-drenched horror movies here. The quiet moments when Dean and Stacey find solace in each other's company provides the tenderness to counter the bleak desolation that is the rest of the story. All in all, Fade To Black is fabulous!" - Mrs. Giggles
"The diabolical plot yields a chillingly brutal, yet riveting, story... When it comes to gritty and edgy suspense, she makes all the right moves. 4 1/2 stars. Nominee: Best Romantic Suspense of the Year" - Romantic Times Magazine
Nominated for the National Reader's Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense Novel!
A team of FBI agents are on the trail of the Reaper--a monster who auctions off means-of-death ...
An icy wreck. The warmth of wedlock. Will sparks fly as she sidesteps a killer?
Laura Adams can't shake the horrendous image of her parents dying in the same car crash she barely survived. But her debilitating pain is no match for the terrifying realization that this so-called accident was really an assassination. And when her FBI agent brother fakes her death to protect her, she flees to a misty island in Puget Sound and assumes the alias of a gentle fisherman's wife.
Haunted by the loss of his father, Nick Kasanovic spends his lonely days reeling in fish and dreaming of starting a family. When his FBI buddy needs help protecting his sister's identity, Nick agrees to legally marry her to facilitate a lifesaving name-change. But when he realizes he's married the girl of his dreams, he regrets making her brother a platonic promise.
Struggling with PTSD, Laura fears falling for her protector could send her over the edge. And after an attack occurs while he's out of town, Nick is ...
Di is competing in her first tournament of the competition season, but an annoying coach is distracting her and every archer around her.
When he is found dead of a heart attack brought on by Taser, then Di, Liam and Great Dane Moo hatch a clever plan to discover which of the many suspects with motive and opportunity helped the coach shuffle off his mortal coil.
A humorous cozy murder for every sleuth in the family
This is the fourth book in the Target Practice Mysteries series.
For love or money.Things can't get any worse for Belle. She's down to her last ten bucks and can't make the rent. Belle needs a job, any job.
And that's when she's abducted by mafia henchmen.
Dix is a mob boss and being bad pays damn good. Since his wife died, he's thrown himself into work, until he meets Belle. He offers her a job, she can't afford to refuse... his mistress.
And Dix steps into the unlikely role of protector when someone tries to abduct Belle. But who's after her?
In Coberley Hall, there lives a secret.
That secret is ready to claim its next victim.
DI Colin Walker inherits the Jacobean manor house from his wife Lizzie, in whose death he has played a part. Wracked with guilt, but equally determined to forget, he takes up his inheritance only to discover a 17th century chest in the cellars. Inside it are Countess Lucy's clothes and possessions from the time of the English Civil War. A cryptic note next to her name in the village burial records leads him to question how she, once the house's chatelaine, died. His wife's death was the same?
As far as Colin is concerned all love ended with Lizzie, but he has reckoned without the countess's 'dead heart's desire'. But can he trust what he sees and feels? And what of the promise he made Lizzie on her deathbed?
'Do you believe in good and evil, Mr Walker? Do you believe that one or the other can stalk a family in response to a great sorrow?
'Nevertheless, I am disappointed,' I ...
She finally had the family she had always wanted, so why did she feel as though someone had stepped on her grave?
Suzannah and Noel are desperate for a child so when they get the chance to adopt a young girl called Orchid, they jump at the chance. They have been warned that it will take time for Orchid to settle into their family, but the problems they encounter seem out of the ordinary. Rooms are flooded, mirrors are smashed and Orchid owns up to none of it. Then things take a sinister turn and Suzannah becomes truly frightened. Who is this child they have let into their lives and will they ever be able to tame her?
Other books by Lorna Dounaeva
The May Queen Killers Series
The Perfect Girl
The Perfect Friend
The McBride Vendetta Psychological Thriller Series
Cold Bath Lane
The Holiday Thrillers Series
The Christmas Party
Lorna Dounaeva's novels combine mystery and suspense with a dash of romance and a sprinkle of very British humour. Her unique style ...
HOW DO YOU PROVE YOU DIDN'T COMMIT A MURDER?
A killer is loose in an upscale Sacramento neighborhood. He murdered Sarah Wagner's wealthy young Aunt Caro, but the closed-minded detective working the case has already decided either Sarah or her cousin Laura committed the crime. He just doesn't know which. Both cousins, strong women, are beneficiaries of Caro's will and neither have alibis for the night Caro was killed.
To save herself and her cousin, Sarah has no choice. She has to put aside her mind-numbing grief for her beloved aunt and focus on unraveling the mystery of Caro's death. She's a smart woman, but this will take a depth of courage she's not sure she possesses because the killer may be coming after her and every move Sarah makes seems to increase the odds that one of the people she loves is the killer.
Why not start reading now? Look inside.
What was real and what was fantasy?
When Frank and Dora Parker, in their Boston Whaler, are fly-fishing for trout one day in their hometown of Twin Valley, Oregon, ghostly fog begins to roll down from the mountains. With it comes a haunting scenario.
On the lakeshore, a mysterious woman emerges from the forest holding a large knife in her hand. Then a man steps out of the woods dragging, what to Frank Parker appears to be a dead body. However, only he observes this. His wife claims she doesn't see anything except fog and a desolate shoreline. How could that be? How could Frank Parker be witnessing a gruesome murder taking place and his wife, who was there in the boat with him, not see anything?
It might be a blistering 120 degrees in Helmand Province, but it's about to get a lot hotter.
In this burning hell of Southern Afghanistan, fate unites two Marines and throws them into the scorching fire of combat; a fight in which they'll risk everything.
The two Marines don't know it, but Hill 406 is beckoning them, putting them in the middle of a battle that's worse than any nightmare they've ever dreamed. They may be doing what they think is right, but they're about to climb what the Afghans call the Hill of Bones.
And on this day, just like in previous wars, there will be a lot of blood spilled on this hill.
"A compelling read. The dialogue is witty, the plot intriguing, and the settings enthralling."
-- Robert Dugoni, Internationally Best-Selling Author of "My Sister's Grave"
A U.S. government investigator vanishes while on assignment in China. Former detective Lars Severin is hired by the investigator's family -- mysterious scions of an international trade dynasty -- to find out what happened to her. Was her disappearance the result of a random act of violence or something more sinister? Did she uncover something that drove a hidden enemy to make her disappear? Could she still be alive? Severin's quest casts him into a labyrinth of double-dealing and conspiracy, taking him from the misty streets and alleys of Seattle's old Chinatown neighborhood, to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., to the dazzling city of Shanghai, to the ancient heart of rural China. The case grows more complicated with each step Severin takes, until all at once he realizes that his own life is in great ...
Monsters do exist. They really do. They are not a fairy tale.
Ten-year-old Billy Hall met a monster in his own seemingly peaceful neighborhood in Hampton, Ohio. Her name was Nancy Sutcliffe; she drove the Good Humor truck. All the kids on the block loved her, as did their parents. That is until one day when Nancy would do the unthinkable, harm a child. Harm Billy.
This would set the stage for warfare a showdown between Billy's mother and the Good Humor employee. Someone was going to die.
Can Liz Bean, a young, female protagonist and Sam Nolan, a private investigator, solve not one but two mysteries at the Bean Family Bed and Breakfast and save the family business? Or will it all go terribly wrong?
This mystery by S.F. Bose features Liz Bean, woman sleuth.
Book 1 - Missing in Mystic Grove
It's Thanksgiving Week at the Bean Family Bed and Breakfast. Liz Bean is looking forward to helping her family prepare a Thanksgiving dinner and celebration for their B&B guests.
Two months earlier, a traumatic event prompted Liz to leave her job as a field translator with Worldhead Global Security in Virginia and return home to Mystic Grove. After four years of hiding what she really did in the Covert Services Group at Worldhead, Liz is relieved to be home. She looks forward to a peaceful and enjoyable holiday.
Then everything falls apart. A B&B guest reports that a piece of her jewelry has gone missing. Then she suggests that another guest might have actually stolen it. The ...
A reporter on the rebound.
An ex-cop with nothing to lose.
A murder they can only solve together.
STONE EATER combines Michael Connelly's THE SCARECROW with the pace of THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM.
"This book just blew me away. Magnifico!" -- Robert Schultz
Will Finch returns to the San Francisco eXpress convinced that Gianna Whitelaw was murdered. But everyone claims that she threw herself from the Golden Gate Bridge. Who can dispute the facts? Her suicide note posted on Facebook. Her fiancé, murdered. When her father, US Senator Franklin Whitelaw, demands that the press respect his privacy, the story is quietly shut down.
Then Finch receives a mysterious text from Eve Noon. She knew Gianna. And she knows about Gianna's intimate night with Finch. Her revelations could ruin his career. Will she destroy him, or can Finch use what Eve knows to crack open the case?
If you love a gripping thriller series that crackles with the voltage of a technothriller trilogy, then grab the second ...
You Meet Everyone Twice, portrays a young man's nightmarish ordeal after he ran away from home. In desperation, he goes to Mexico to escape his involvement in a robbery and the possible death of another man. Grant Miller suddenly became imprisoned in a country he knew nothing about. His harrowing escape from a slave labor hell-hole took him to a beach resort where he met new friends and fell in love.Grant's new life turned out to be a fantasy that would end ten years later when his past caught up to him. He was forced into a realm of lies, drugs, and murder. He lived looking over his shoulder every moment as he was pursued by both a drug cartel and a rogue DEA agent. Grant didn't know who to trust. The people he thought he knew were not at all what they seemed.The book takes the reader from Grant's early years living on a farm, to risking a daring mission that would bring him back to the hills and valleys of Bradford, Pennsylvania. It explores the relationships in Grant's life as his ...
"Betrayal and love are close bedfellows, but make for poor sleep." (ARC reviewer)
The police say Ryn Davis is guilty of murder.
Ryn claims she was asleep. Sound asleep. Dead-to-the-world asleep.
An insomniac with a long history of sleepwalking, night terrors, and other sleep disorders, Ryn's dodging a life-changing decision. Should she leave her iconic rock-star lover? Are his fame and money worth his mood swings? After a particularly explosive argument, she goes to bed. He follows. The argument escalates. Exhausted, she goes to the guest bedroom. She pops a sleeping pill. One melatonin, she rationalizes, determined to think more clearly. Technically, a hormone. Not a drug.
She wakens the next morning, groggy and disoriented. Fragments of a dream fade in and out of memory. Not the argument with Stone... but something more disturbing. When she enters their bedroom, she sees him in bed -- a red hibiscus blooming on his chest.
Unable to produce the melatonin bottle, Ryn acts more ...
An unearthed scientific secret will bring humanity to its knees.
Aboard a clandestine ship with unparalleled technology, Captain Dominic Holland commands a crew of skilled covert operatives and talented scientific personnel dedicated to fighting biological and chemical warfare. Their missions have taken them all over the globe to combat sinister plots and dangerous adversaries. But a new assignment leads them to a genetic engineering laboratory on an abandoned oil rig where they discover the most disturbing threat to mankind they have ever seen.
Back in the United States, CIA analyst Meredith Webb exposes a frightening connection between the agency she has devoted her life to and the abandoned oil rig. Her investigations are short-lived when terror spreads across the country. Something is turning humans into nightmarish creatures hell-bent on destruction.
Dominic and Meredith face impossible odds in a perilous effort to fight the impending apocalypse. But will their efforts be ...
It's a tale as old as any: a young man, with just a little war experience, pins on a badge on to help try to maintain law and order. He does so humbly. And at the request of those in danger.
But wearing a badge and doing what's right makes a name for the young man, and he's soon famous.
And that, sadly, doesn't sit well with a power-hungry land baron, who has an army of men under him. He's got some plans for the young lawman, who doesn't believe in backing down.
Only one thing is for sure: war is going to come to Dixon County, and there will be a lot of blood spilled before this one is over.
If James Bond were an American woman who preferred angry mojitos to martinis, her name would be Hoffmann. Alex Hoffman.
"In Alex Hoffman, Leslie Wolfe has created a character the equal of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt and John Sanford's Lucas Davenport." - Five-star review on Amazon.
Five full-length, exciting action thrillers, one seriously gripping series. Discover Alex Hoffmann, the fearless rookie private investigator, and join her on a breathtaking ride that culminates with her facing off with the most dangerous intelligence asset the Russians have ever produced.
It's a hell of a ride.
A rookie private investigator. An unexpected killer. Espionage, current technology, warfare, and a hint of greed.
A friendly fire incident in Afghanistan takes a serious toll. A drone, out of control, brings death and wreaks havoc on a Florida highway. An apparently successful corporation comes under scrutiny.
Here, at home, the enemy has a new target. We know the ...
Ever wonder why people doubt that William Shakespeare was the "true" author of the poems, plays and sonnets? In this book, not only will you discover three reasons why to doubt, you will also learn why William Shakespeare, a young man from the provinces, a man without wealth, connections or a university education should be hung!" His close friend and rival, Ben Jonson wrote these words in 1623. This man knew the "real" author MUCH better than modern scholars like Stephan Greenblatt or James Shapiro, wouldn't you agree? "Many books that question Shakespeare's authorship will claim he could not have written the works because of his lack of education or upbringing but this book does not. Anybody can write anything. However, when Elton John sings songs written by Bernie Taupin, they simply sound better. And that is reason number one we should doubt the authorship."
Why hang Shakespeare? Because in the 1620's, thieves were hung.
Using an interesting concept that does NOT focus on snobbery ...
Sherlock Holmes scoffed at the notion of the supernatural. Till a demon stole Watson's soul.
Forced by his own inescapable logic: Eliminate the impossible and whatever remains however improbable is true. And the horrible scourge of a dark ripper haunting the hovels of London, Holmes faces the most disturbing and mind-altering adventures of his life.
Once that door opens, and he begins to see, all types of creatures, living... dead... and parts, make their way to 221B Baker Street.
You'll love this journey of the world's greatest consulting detective from agnostic to practitioner,
because if Holmes does not find a way Watson is damned.
Four stories, with Angels, Saints and Sinners, a two-hour read, that will leave you hungry for more!
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"A tremendously entertaining mystery." -- Elizabeth George, author of "True South"
A few days before the Kentucky Derby, a rising star jockey is found murdered near Churchill Downs. Louisville homicide detective Laurel Arno's investigation takes her from the private dens of elite gamblers, to the ancestral mansions of Kentucky bourbon barons and horse breeders, to the treacherous corridors of a depraved State Capitol. Along the way, she exposes a shadowy world of political corruption, secret societies, and ancient feuds. As she closes in on a hidden killer, she discovers that a killer may also be closing in on her.
2020 re-edited Edition
Thomas Wozinak lives in a divided Galaxy. There are many who have nothing and a few who have everything: wealth, private planets, and luxury liners. Bad luck has placed Thomas on the most luxurious space liner of them all; the Alpha Centauri Express. It should have been an easy body guarding job, but a brutal murder changes the game.
George Smeaton, a City of London lawyer, is surprised and a little bewildered when his unpleasant Uncle Samuel Smeaton leaves him Cringlemire Hall in his will. George uproots his family and moves to the other side of London to take up residency in the Gothic mansion. But only after a few weeks things start to turn sour. The servants are keeping secrets. Isaac, his youngest child, becomes unwell with a peculiar illness. Then George himself vanishes en route to a business trip in Edinburgh.
How will Inspector Cornelius Threadbold get to the bottom of mysterious goings on at Cringlemire Hall?
A STAND-ALONE NOVEL IN THE DIVINE SERIES
Detective Pearl Pines stared down at the body of the mayor's daughter, Samantha Owen. A handprint was burned into the delicate flesh of both her face and neck, and she had suffered a gash to the back of her head. Pearl knew right away it was the work of a Divine.
In Pearl's world, she was just a boring Typic, otherwise known as a "typical" human being. She always wanted to be a Divine. Divines were people who were born with unique super-human abilities, those of which they chose to either expose or conceal while living among the world of Typics. Divines could be powerful, and Pearl wished she were one of them.
Rewinding back to two weeks before Samantha Owen's murder, Pearls meets an attractive fireman, Dillan, but is turned off by his rude behavior. When they meet again, his wall comes down and they both begin to open up to each other; she tells him about her love of Divines and her desire to be one.
Everything seemed to be falling ...
What if the very killer you're hunting is in your own mind?
ALICE starts a new career with the press and teams up with seasoned reporter CARMEN. She is thrown into the thick of things and asked to investigate the fresh spat of murders happening across the city of Chicago. But little does Alice know, she has been brainwashed and is responsible for the very atrocities she is investigating. Unofficially, she joins forces with TOM, a junior detective, but is completely unaware that it was she who murdered his family in cold blood some 10 years hence. They share a mutual attraction and all too soon begin to fall for each other. Tom is hot on the tail of a kidnapper, but is convinced his case is linked to the gruesome murders occurring throughout the city. The connection between the cases is not the only thing on Alice's mind, however. Several droning headaches and a few flashbacks tear their way into her waking thoughts. Repressed memories of medical operations and procedures are ...
Detective Danny Acuff is back on the prowl, but now he's in a bigger department with much higher stakes. MUCH higher stakes.
He's been hired by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and he's been assigned a new partner. She's -- quite frankly -- a bombshell. But she's got sharp elbows. And she doesn't like Danny.
Worse still, there's a case that's either dangerous as hell; or completely non-existent. Yeah, one of those cases.
It's the kind of case that either ends your career because you can't solve it, or kills you because you've learned things you shouldn't learn.
You just never know where the gravel road will lead, and Danny is most definitely going to wish he hadn't followed this gravel road.
Monsters aren't real.
In Summerset, Kentucky, the McKenzie brothers have a reputation for hard work, good looks, and a fun-loving nature. Before they vanished, that is.
Cole would soon have his driver's license, Seth was leaving for a football scholarship, and Liam dreamed of becoming a firefighter and marrying his high school sweetheart. That was the plan...
Fate or chance has a funny way of throwing a wrench into the best-laid plans. And the McKenzie brothers will soon realize that their family history had secrets and a deadly bite. A hidden nature laid dormant until a ruthless gang provoked an unbelievable chain reaction that will alter the lives of the siblings in ways nobody could have fathomed--least of all, the McKenzie boys.
What if monsters were real? What if you were the monster?
A heart-pounding suspense thriller written by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kristen Middleton.
A young girl goes missing and her kidnapper is about ready to snap... again...
A missing child.
A gifted psychic.
A serial killer on the hunt.
When a seven-year-old girl goes missing near Two Harbors, Minnesota, psychic Carissa Jones offers to help locate her. Desperate to find the child, and with no real leads, the local authorities agree to pull her into the case.
"Middleton keeps the pace rapid, the thrills coming and the unpredictable twists all wrapped up in a unique package of a psychic woman turned sleuth. SEARCHING FOR FAITH was a one sitting read - Highly recommend." - New York Times bestselling author, Tamara Rose Blodgett.
"A storyline that is written so well, you can picture yourself right there with the characters. The ending leaves you wanting more, another book to follow I hope!" - Amazon Reviewer.
" This is one of those books that keeps ...
He Was Living The High Life, Until One Haunting Night
Jack Mill was a self-made man who had it all. He was a certified genius who had made a reputation and a fortune doing what he loved, hacking computers. Jack wasn't only on top of his world, he was ruling it. Jack had no contemporaries. Others in his field either respected him or feared him. Jack was the man in charge.
That all changed the night he ran over a man... a man who wasn't there.
??? His Life Spins Out Of Control
Suddenly, Jack's life was out of control and the only person who was there to support him was an out of work show girl named Terri. She helps him get back on his feet, but she has secrets of her own.
??? The Ghost in the Mini Skirt is a tale about ghosts, murder mystery and love story all rolled into one. It is unlike any mystery or romance you have read before!
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When they learn that the man named Brick has resurfaced in California, Tanner and Mr. White go in pursuit of the huge menace.
In response, Brick sends a deadly crew of killers to stop Tanner and White, even as a third party seeks their deaths.
Along the way, Mr. White and Tanner receive assistance from a mysterious man named Stark. However, Stark has his own agenda, and it remains to be seen if he'll prove to be a friend, or a deadly new foe.
From REMINGTON KANE, the author of The TAKEN! Series & The TANNER Series
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - A TAKEN!/TANNER Novel - Book 2
Enter worlds both strange and familiar.
Travel through time, encounter witches as they move about their day, be enchanted by childhood fairies, and slay dragons from tales of old. Encounter ordinary people in extraordinary situations, and rocket through space to a wasted planet that auctions its one exportable product... women.
As in life, Twisted Tales from the Universe offers a range of stories that include humor, murder, love, and situations that never end quite the way one would expect.
During the bloody battle for Guadalcanal, one Army unit's mission to infiltrate enemy lines to arm and train a guerrilla force of natives goes horribly wrong.
The 164th Regiment of the Army 'Americal' Division has come to reinforce the beleaguered 1st Marine Division, which has been fighting the Japanese for months. It will be the Division's first combat test, as well as its bloodiest.
The fighting has come to a standstill with neither side giving ground. The 164th is desperate to break the stalemate and the mounting casualties.
Their possible solution comes in the form of a British Coast Watcher. Thomas Welch offers to take a small unit into the jungle to meet up with a force of natives to instigate a guerrilla war against the Japanese rear.
A unit from Able Company is selected for the job. Each man's been battle-tested, defending Henderson field from hordes of attacking Japanese. The mission goes badly from the outset and the unit is cut off and desperate to continue their ...
"An intuitive detective, a kidnapped child, and an assassin with a heart of gold... "
In Murder Al Dente, PI Nicoli "Nikki" Hunter once again gets herself in hot water when she's hired by a multimillionaire boat owner, (and sex toy manufacturer,) to find out who's trying to kill him. Nikki has barely begun her investigation when he's found dead aboard his mega yacht. The cause of death appears to be suicide, but Nikki knows better and believes it's up to her to bring his killer to justice.
As she's delving into her deceased client's background, a woman calls asking for help. Her four-year-old daughter has been abducted and the police have no leads. Realizing that time may be running out for the little girl, Nikki agrees to take her case as well and embarks on what turns out to be a truly labyrinthine journey to save a child's life.
Murder Al Dente is the 9th novel in award winning author, Nancy Skopin's, Nikki Hunter mystery series.
Recovering from a serious psychological meltdown local journalist Jack Compton gets his big break. In July 1994 an 'unusual incident' occurs at Brookwood railway station in leafy Surrey and he's sent to investigate.
What happens next is a 'Pandora's Box' of implosion that will either make or break him. An event so strange that even those around him cannot explain or comprehend. But with Jack... is it all just a state of mind?
* Top 10, Kindle/Urban, October 2017
When dozens of children disappear within hours in broad daylight from schools all over North America, it quickly becomes apparent that this isn't an ordinary kidnapping. Agent Harper and Detective Boyd begin a race against time to find out where the children have gone before it's too late. As the sun sets, only one child has been found and her captors detained. Will they reveal the clues needed to find the other children?
Harry and Sharon Giles aren't the only parents who must end that day without their most precious loved one, their nine year old son, Jamie. When the FBI are unable to locate Jamie, they begin their own search to find their missing son. They have no idea how long it will take or how far away the journey will take them, but they will stop at nothing to find Jamie and bring him home.
This is the first book in a series of 3.
"This is a great beach read." -USA TODAY Network.
In the remote Four Corners region of Colorado, Special Agent Nathaniel Arkin, a disgraced former intelligence officer, investigates the killing of a bigoted, vitriolic preacher who was about to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In processing the murder scene, Arkin thinks he recognizes the modus operandi of a shadowy group he pursued and was on the verge of exposing years earlier, just before his abrupt fall from grace and exile from Washington, D.C. Rumored to be run by a self-righteous, lapsed Jesuit priest, it was a group Arkin long suspected of orchestrating an international assassination campaign targeting charismatic, fledgling fanatics -- future Hitlers and bin Ladens -- just as they emerged from obscurity, before they were capable of instigating mass murder. Reluctant, but aching for redemption, Arkin resumes the chase, setting in motion a chain of events that could lead to his salvation -- or his doom. Along ...
"Marked by [McDermid's] trademark stunners, including a climax that packs a vicious punch. And readers are again left to marvel at her ingenuity." -- Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch
From one of the finest crime writers we have, The Vanishing Point kicks off with a nightmare scenario -- the abduction of a child in an international airport. Stephanie Harker is in the screening booth at airport security, separated from Jimmy Higgins, the five-year-old boy she's in the process of adopting, when a man in a TSA uniform leads the boy away. The more Stephanie sounds the alarm, the more the security agents suspect her, and the further away the kidnapper gets.
It soon becomes apparent that nothing in this situation is clear-cut. For starters, Jimmy's birth mother was a celebrity -- living in a world where conspiracy and obfuscation are excused for the sake of column inches. And then there are the bad boys in both women's pasts. As FBI agent Vivian McKuras and Scotland Yard ...
The #1 Best-Selling Spy Novel on Amazon.com and Amazon UK*
How do you catch a man who is never the same man twice?
That is the question posed in The Ninth Orphan, a top-rated international thriller novel and the first book in The Orphan Trilogy.
An orphan grows up to become an assassin for a highly secretive organization. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, he is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, the mysterious man's life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past riddled with the darkest of conspiracies is revealed.
But can the ninth-born orphan ever get off the grid? To find out you'll need to go on a tumultuous journey around the globe to such far-flung locations as China, France, the Philippines, Andorra, America, England, Germany and French Polynesia. The frenetic cat-and-mouse chase moves from airports to train stations and hidden torture prisons, ...
Welcome to Brockton, New Jersey, a peaceful seashore town where nothing truly terrifying ever happened until now.
After being cyberbullied for his entire senior year of high school by three of his former friends, eighteen-year-old Terrence Marshall, a loner, an outcast, snaps! One night while high on hallucinogenic mushrooms and PCP Terrence seeks his cyberbullies out. Once he locates them, he murders all three of his former friends in a barbaric manner with a hatchet.
But in the aftermath of this unspeakable crime, the questions becomes, "Would Terrence have gone after his former friends on his own? Or did the mysterious Dark Man, who might or might not exist, put the hatchet in his hand?"
This is what Terrence's family longs to find out, as well as the entire country. The heinous murders become one of the biggest stories reported by the U.S. media since the Virginia Tech shooting and Columbine.
Teenage Killer- Horror/Suspense/Thriller ...