Bargain Books 05/08/2013 Mystery & Suspense

USA Today Bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel presents… An old legend tells of a beautiful witch unjustly persecuted who became a ghost bent on revenge… The danger lies in not believing. On a sorority camping trip in the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park, Becca scoffs at the story of the Ghost of Still Waters, despite the convictions of her fellow campers, Liz and Shane. When Liz challenges her to summon the witch’s spirit, will Becca’s disbelief seal her fate?Mystery & Suspense

 

 

In a small Florida beach town, Sherri Travis is a bartender with attitude and a woman with an inconveniently murdered husband who turns out to be as much trouble to her dead as he was alive.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Interior Decorator Madison Night has modeled her life after a character in a Doris Day movie, but when a killer targets women dressed like the bubbly actress, Madison’s signature sixties style places her in the middle of a homicide investigation. The local detective connects the new crimes to a twenty-year-old cold case, and Madison’s long-trusted contractor emerges as the leading suspect. As the body count piles up like a stack of plush pillows, Madison uncovers a former spy, a campaign to destroy all Doris Day movies, and six minutes of film that will change her life forever.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

April 1965. After struggling for twenty years to suppress his nightmare memories of the Nazis’ Final Solution, fifty year old London diamond merchant Samuel Baruch learns he has cancer. He decides to devote all his energies to pursuing Giessler, the man he blames for the death of his young wife amid the horrors of the Holocaust. Samuel’s quest takes him to Vienna, where he meets private detective Esther Szabo, and together they set out to unravel the mystery of Giessler’s disappearance in 1945. During the dark days of the war, Samuel’s and Giessler’s lives had been bound together by a highly classified secret. Now they are once again drawn together on a collision course as a desperate game of cat and mouse develops – but who is the pursuer and who the prey? As the action ranges across two continents, only one question matters – who will strike first? The reader is kept guessing as the tension builds to a climax which brings a startling revelation.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

The Deadliest Weapon Against Mankind has been Unleashed. CIA operative, Ridley Fox, never stopped hunting his fiancée’s killers–a weapons consortium called The Arms of Ares. When an informant leads him to an old bunker outside of Groznyy, Chechnya, Fox is captured, beaten, and left for dead. When the informant rescues him, Fox learns that his capture was no coincidence: someone had set him up–possibly another government agent. Fox barely escapes after learning that Ares has acquired a hyperdeadly microbe–called Pandora–that is believed to have wiped out ancient civilizations. The trail leads Fox to Tokyo where he discovers that people within the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Japanese Intelligence want Pandora for themselves. The only person Fox can trust is a woman from his past who he nearly got killed.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

For fans of Barry Eisler and Robert Ludlum. A three-course story collection with a side-order of revenge. Crème Brûlée Rogue operative, Monique Beauvais, cons a software genius into selling her a coveted technology that would allow its user to control CIA drones while they’re in flight. And she will go as far as killing him in public in order to have it. To the Last Bite A renowned food critic—whose scathing reviews have closed down restaurants—gets a savoury surprise. Shashlyk and Morezhenoe CIA operative, Ridley Fox, leads a team against one of Russia’s most powerful crime families. He discovers secrets, but not one that he was expecting to find. Three stories with three consequences. All containing three Unsavory Delicacies. ***Caution*** Readers are strongly advised NOT to eat while reading To The Last Bite.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

 

Free Books 15/07/2013 Mystery & Suspense

Vivian Bowles has never been the same since losing her daughter to a hit-and-run accident. Her marriage died, her business crumbled, and she tumbled into a deep well of sorrow and despair. She sustained herself by channeling her grief into a singular mission: finding and punishing the person responsible for her daughter’s death. Her quest for answers has taken her from Cape Coral to Denver, where she plans to teach Sheldon and Terri James a hard lesson in personal loss. Things are about to get very cold in Colorado… Frozen, a 20,000-word novella, is a gripping examination of endurance and obsession in the face of harrowing personal tragedy.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

…exciting, highly paid position for person with specialized training… Recently unemployed after quitting a boring office job, Alexis Stanton finds a mysterious ad in the help wanted section that might prove to be the answer to her desire for excitement and adventure. After an intense application process, including actually fighting with her competition, she gets the job of her dreams. But is it going to kill her?Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Serena Wilcox and her family have destroyed their old home and faked their deaths to go off the grid under new identities, after obtaining insider information about a threat to the United States. The threat results in a geographically divided America, with two governing presidents: John Williams and Japanese-American Ann Kinji. Conspiracy, greed and a lust for power are at the root of this plot-twisting thriller about corrupt American government; when the future of the nation depends on former private detective Serena Wilcox and her unlikely crew. Revolting and oddball characters, quirky humor, shocking dialog and events: “Spellbinding!” Book #1 in the Dystopian Thriller Trilogy [The Serena Wilcox Mysteries] is inspirational, humorous, and clean (no graphic violence or language). The series is cross-genre: hard-boiled mystery, suspense, futuristic, speculative fiction, political and religious thriller genre.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Finalist for the 2012 Creative Loafing Short Fiction Contest, “Editor’s Choice” and “Reader’s Choice” awards. “As I read this story the voices in my head were interchanging between Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry), Elliot Ness (The Untouchables) & Dick Tracy (As Himself). This is a great little read, PI Frank Geddy has a new fan.” Detective Frank “Giddy” Geddy usually gets his man, and sometimes the girl, too. This isn’t one of those times. Ybor City is where the cool people of Tampa go to cut loose and have fun. Getting in to the party is never the problem. Getting out of it sometimes is. In Ybor, you never know what or who you will run into. Between the seedy clubs and bars, in shady back alleys, and at the cigar and tattoo shops–something is for sale on every corner, and there is always trouble within stumbling distance. Where you end up is never where you started . . . “Ybor Noir” is John David’s first release from his new line of short detective fiction, brought to you by “Noir De Jure.” Find out more about the Noir series at the author’s website, johndavidauthor.com. Be sure to read the next Frank Geddy story, “Bayshore Noir.” “Ybor Noir” is about 3000 words, approximately 14 ebook pages at font size 2. It is the perfect break or lunchtime read.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Jack Barnett has had it with the private eye business. They took his license away in LA, and fearing criminal prosecution, he split town in the middle of the night for Las Vegas, where anyone can become anonymous. He swears off the business, but his money runs low and when a man offers him $5000 to find his missing daughter, he agrees. He soon wishes he hadn’t when the haunting memory of a woman from his past gets in the way. TEMPTATION TOWN is a hardboiled novelette, the first of the Jack Barnett / Las Vegas Series from Mike Dennis. Set in the steaming underbelly of Las Vegas, these tales of a reluctant ex-private investigator drag the reader down the darkest streets of Sin City, USA. The book also comes with an exclusive preview of the second Jack Barnett installment, a novelette called HARD CASH. The third entry in the series, a full novel called THE DOWNTOWN DEAL, is currently available.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is back in town. Tough and quick-witted, he’s fresh out of prison, where he served three years for a diamond swindle. Now he’s back to collect his share of the proceeds, but the money has vanished. A local family dynasty which has controlled the island’s politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake in the action. They’re convinced Cuba is on the verge of “opening up”, and they all want Doyle gone. In this tightly-knit town, who can be trusted? And how long can Doyle stay alive? SETUP ON FRONT STREET is the first in Mike Dennis’ Key West Nocturnes series, novels which take you inside the world of Key West noir, a world tucked way back in the shadows, where the tourists never go. The book comes with a preview of the second book in the series, THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, also available on Kobo.Mystery & Suspense

Bargain Books 15/07/2013 Mystery & Suspense

A harrowing and erotic glimpse through the eyes of a serial killer, “Killing Matt Cooper” is a first-person account of the love that drives a monster. “Killing Matt Cooper’s” unnamed narrator chronicles a swirling maelstrom of misogyny, violence, and fantasy — all the things that he believes will lead him back to his Love. If you like “American Psycho” and “Dexter,” this is the book for you!Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Burned, bleeding and blinded by smoke, a maid stumbles from the flames. The sole witness to the most brutal crime Barcelona has ever seen, Maria Torres finds her life in danger. Can the police keep her safe while they try to find the monster responsible for the massacre of two dozen people, or will professional and personal rivalries put her in even greater danger?Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Simon Remnant’s not your average hero. Oh no. As far as heroes go, he’s way below average. Absent father, absent-minded lover, unskilled and untrustworthy. None of them do his uselessness justice. So there are no expectations other than failure when he joins the mid- 21st Century’s equivalent of The Gold Rush – a race to get-rich-quick through plundering the dazzling fortunes offered by an asteroid brimming with diamond deposits. Remnant provides the brawn in a dubiously talented and totally incompatible crew of three aboard a ship that’s not expected to make it higher than the treetops. Can he overcome his underdog status? And can he beat the mighty NASA to the asteroid belt and return home with a life-changing cut of the loot? Lymon’s debut novel is an outlandish adventure that mashes the thriller and sci-fi genres into a pulp of highly entertaining, uniquely-told fiction that’ll leave you believing that even waaaaaaay below average heroes deserve to have their story told.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

A violent car crash on California’s PCH. A plot to achieve world domination. A nuclear arms-seeking Iran. At the heart of this conspiracy is amnesiac Magus Crayle. Crayle becomes the subject in a classified memory-recovery project managed by an off-the-books government agent. Assigned to protect Crayle and stimulate his memory are an FBI agent with baggage and a P.I. with an agenda. Attempts on Crayle’s life begin. The threat escalates. Nothing is what it seems. Assassins chase Crayle and the P.I. from their mountain sanctuary. Crayle is shocked by his ability to employ car racing and martial arts skills. The ante has been raised – more people will die. Crayle confronts his government handler. A call to Langley, Virginia provides direction. A jet is made available. Crayle and the P.I. depart for the Far East. His first target: Hong Kong stock mogul Chin Yao-wu, a charismatic, sexually deviant megalomaniac who reveals under duress details of their shared past. Another assassination attempt occurs, aligning Crayle with the most seductive of Chin’s lethal “daughters”. Chin’s intel leads Crayle to Strasbourg, France, a second conspirator, Sylvain Lalumiere, and his small army. The Frenchman views Crayle as a threat – to his plans of conquest and to his life. Few truths emerge. Answers beget questions. Crayle remains confused by his dominant placement in foreign crosshairs. Magus Crayle must reclaim his life, his memories, and his identity even as he struggles to survive. * * * A cross between Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming, The Water Diamonds is a non-stop thriller that literally starts with a bang that will keep thriller junkies on the edge of their seats as they follow Magus Crayle from one exotic destination to the other in search of his elusive identity. Matthew J. Pallamary, author of Land Without Evil and Spirit Matters. “THE WATER DIAMONDS from Dennis Bowen is the skillfully crafted, breakneck-paced, and intelligently written opening salvo in an international thriller series that will dazzle readers of the genre. To my reckoning … a 5-star achievement!” Laura Taylor – 6-time RT Award Winner, 2-time Maggie Award Winner, & RWA RITA FinalistMystery & Suspense

 

 

Hexed is the first book in Jezebel Jorge’s Ring Dreams series featuring wicked witches and hot pro wrestlers. *** WARNING – This novel contains graphic sex scenes, scripted violence, infidelity, and a serial killing anti-heroine *** A love spell turns lethal when Rowan falls for pro wrestler Dylan Dalton. Rowan isn’t the most stable witch in the DeFliehr coven. She sees spirits and plays with magickal penis candles. The super smart standout Vandy tennis star is hell bent on getting her man. She’s also teaming up with her ghostly grandmother Odessa to avenge her birth mother’s rape and untimely demise. Dylan dreams of his red haired long legged witchy woman long before Rowan shows up and steals his heart. Chaos ensues when their worlds collide. Wrestlers are dropping dead. Secrets are revealed that threaten to destroy the already dysfunctional Dalton family.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

“Bayshore Noir” is the newest release from John David’s critically acclaimed “Noir De Jure” imprint. “It’s . . . John David’s second short detective-story I have read and I think it’s even better than the first one.” Detective Frank Geddy is on the case again, this time in the trendiest of Tampa neighborhoods, the Channelside District. Since pizza and booze aren’t free, Frank does what it takes to survive, as unpleasant as it may be. Every surveillance case is different, but they all have one thing in common–somebody is always trying to catch someone else doing what they shouldn’t. They say that if you go out looking for trouble, you will find it. Some marriages are made in heaven. Others are bound for nothing more than . . . “Splitsville.” No marriage is perfect. But on Bayshore, they’re not even close. “Bayshore Noir” is about 5800 words, approximately 20 ebook pages at font size 2. It is the perfect break or lunchtime read.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

The Cleansing [eBook]‘ Description Introducing Detective Chief Inspector Tom Caton. Christmas approaches. A killer dressed as a clown haunts the streets of Manchester. For him the City’s miraculous regeneration had unacceptable consequences. This is the reckoning. DCI Tom Caton enlists the help of forensic profiler Kate Webb, placing her in mortal danger. The trail leads from the site of the old mass cholera graves, through Moss Side, the Gay Village, the penthouse opulence of canal-side apartment blocks, and the bustling Christmas Market, to the Victorian Gothic grandeur of the Town Hall. Time is running out. For Tom, for Kate and for the City. The first in the acclaimed DCI Tom Caton series of Manchester Murder Mysteries. Shortlisted for the Long Barn Books Debut Novel Award Winner of the ePUBLISHING CONSORTIUM WRITERS AWARD 2011Mystery & Suspense

Full Price Books 26/06/2013 Mystery & Suspense

Passing Judgment is a compact collection of twelve short stories about people who deliver their own form of justice. These are tales about breaking the rules and seeking retribution, especially when the law fails. Bad guys sometimes do the right thing. Desperate good guys cross the line. In the end, justice is blind—she doesn’t care which side of the law a person lands as long as the scales get balanced. Inside you’ll find stories about: • A Senator collects historic guns, each responsible for shooting a sitting President. • Guilt drives a desperate man to seek redemption through acts of violence. • In search of his true identity, a man makes a fatal lapse in judgement. • African mythology intersects with an escaped slave imprisoned in a strange world. • Social scandal, great wealth, and a bizarre bequest point to old murder. • After an error releases a predator, a detective crosses the line to stop the killing. • A lottery ticket bought on her birthday propels Ivanka’s future sideways. • The assassin sent to eradicate a target, discovers he doesn’t want to pull the trigger. • An orphan journeys home to seek retribution for a mother gone missing. • Law enforcement holds itself responsible for the murderous actions of a young man. • Bethany’s dull marriage takes on new worth when a gunman steps off the elevator. • Old acts of violence bring together two men in a reciprocal act of retribution. “Mitch shook out his hands, watched mud and slime splatter against the hard packed dirt. After damn near six hours of slogging through bottomland, he’d found a road. He hiked up one canvas pant leg and inspected the three tiny pairs of puncture wounds on his calf. Almost delicate, the trio of red perforations marked the places where a determined cottonmouth had struck repeatedly. Each bite-mark was an objection to the disturbance Mitch caused as he struggled to hold the woman’s head under the surface of the brackish water. At seventy-three, the lady had been a real scrapper, a good fighter.” – Last Chance for Redemption “The gun swept the room, the assailant’s arm held straight out like an accusing finger until it pointed at her chest. Death would be swift at least. She supposed the end of life offered a resolution of sorts. The upside meant no more strain or deception. Bethany squeezed her eyelids shut and found comfort in knowing that Brian would mourn her passing. Her dumpy husband had wormed his way into her slate heart. That was something.” – The Man in the Dark Suit “A car would be waiting at the street level in a matter of minutes; she just had to reach that relative safety. She tightened the straps on her backpack and thought for a fraction of a second about the man who’d fathered her. He’d been an absentee parent for the last few years but it hadn’t always been that way. To her surprise, a tear spilled down her cheek. She was an orphan now. Well, as much as any daughter of the Russian District was allowed to be, since the community was family too.” –The Tsar’s GranddaughterMystery & Suspense

 

 

In this delightful and beautifully illustrated story Sun Wen tells us about an old woman and her daughter who live in a mountain village in China. They find a tiny magical boy who grows from the seed of a golden gourd and adopt him as one of their little family. He grows big and strong and is much loved by his mother and older sister – and when his sister disappears one day he asks a white butterfly for help in finding her. Then his adventure begins as he travels to distant places, discovers friends and enemies and overcomes many hardships in his search for her. You’ll be surprised at the wonderful ending of this story!Mystery & Suspense

 

 

THE CHANEL CAPER by Ruth Harris, million-copy New York Times bestseller and winner, Romantic Times “Best Contemporary” JAMES BOND MEETS NORA EPHRON. OR IS IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND? Blake Weston is a smart, savvy, no BS, 56-year-old Nora Ephron-like New Yorker. Her darling (damn!) husband, Ralph Marino, is a très James Bond ex-cop & head of security for a large international corporation. At a tense time in their relationship, Blake & Ralph are forced to work together to solve a murder in Shanghai & break up an international piracy ring. As the book opens, Ralph is about to hit the Big Six O and he’s not happy about it. Not that Blake is exactly thrilled about the prospect, either. Especially now that she suspects Ralph might be cheating on her with Melanie Bradshaw, a flak-jacket-wearing, gung ho war zone correspondent with a humongo pair of 36 Double D’s. Blake and Ralph survived (barely) the seven year itch but she wonders why no one warned her about the twenty-seven year itch. The action starts when Blake buys a faux Chanel bag on a NYC sidewalk & escalates from there to an encounter with a fearsome one-eyed, one-legged Afghan war lord who doesn’t speak a word of English and a beautiful woman in Shanghai who might—or might not—be deadly. Other characters include an über-neurotic billionaire, a Martha Stewart wannabe trying to revive her career with the help of a red balconette bra, a rat-fink bastard named Clay Riggins, and Blake’s best friend, Julia (twice divorced, once widowed), who has just switched from hetero to homo & made a commitment to Pilates and Mindful Living. Chick Lit for chicks who weren’t born yesterday, The Chanel Caper, is a romcom mystery-thriller. The story is about the ups and downs of long-term relationships and addresses two of the most important questions of our time: 1) Is there sex after marriage? 2) Is sixty the new forty? A NOTE TO READERS FROM RUTH: For a long time I’ve wanted to write about a long-term relationship and about the way romance can wax and wane, evolve and transform over time. In The Chanel Caper, Blake Weston and her DH, Brooklyn boy and ex-NYPD cop Ralph Marino, have been through it all—the break ups and makeups, the squabbles, the spats and the stand-offs. Even so, after twenty-six years of living together (and sometimes driving each other crazy), they are still holding hands in the movies. And they still have the hots for each other! A second element that went into creating The Chanel Caper was that as my friends and I approached sixty, I realized that 60 isn’t what it used to be (and maybe never was). Maybe 60 is—or isn’t—the new 40 but attitudes toward age and aging have been transformed by medical advances, new discoveries about the importance of nutrition and exercise and Baby Boomers’ determination to stay on top of their game. Throw into the mix the fact that I’m a news junkie and love to write about the social and cultural atmosphere of the time in which a book is set. The Chanel Caper takes place in the fall of 2008 when the global financial system faced collapse. From Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff to bankers in five thousand dollar suits flying their private jets to Washington to scrounge for money, the financial crisis of 2008 was a richly ironic background for my story of murder and suspense. Other characters in the story were inspired by headlines, news stories & current events: • a washed-up Martha Steward wannabe trying to make a come back with the help of a red balconette bra • a one-eyed, one-legged Afghan warlord who doesn’t speak a word of English • an über neurotic, germ-ophobic billionaire freaking out as the stock market plummets and his net worth goes down—and down • a flack-jacket-wearing gung-ho war zone reporter with a humongo pair of 36 DoubleD’s • NYC’s ubiquitous sidewalk vendors of faux designer label bags, sunglasses and scarves • the city’s vast selection of ethnic restaurants and foods. • news reports about the deadly consequences of counterfeit drugs • the rise of the Chinese economy and the glam and glittering city of Shanghai • trendy gurus and hot self-help fads Add in Bollywood movies, the world’s best shade of red lipstick and one drop-dead fantastic way to deal with a cheating husband (+ a dick joke) and you have an idea of some of the ingredients that went into The Chanel Caper. I had fun writing it. I hope you have fun reading it! I blog at and love to get to know my readers—you can reach me at harris.ruth.c@gmail.com. With all the best wishes to my readers everywhere, RuthMystery & Suspense

 

 

The touch of his hands and the plunge of his needle make every fantasy come true. Dr. Gavin Jenkins’ miracle treatments permit his celebrated patients to get everything they desire: youth, beauty, vast wealth and the ability to satisfy every erotic appetite. No wonder his famous patients adore him. No wonder his name is their best-kept secret. No wonder his influence runs from the secluded private island of a power-mad billionaire with a savage secret to the crimson-draped bedroom of a mid-eastern Prince with depraved sexual tastes; from the private dressing rooms of world-famous artists to the heights of international jet set society and to the inner sanctums of the White House itself. No wonder Gavin Jenkins rises to the pinnacle of power and prestige. No wonder he becomes enmeshed in a deadly web he himself created. HOOKED takes place in the mid-20th century with America at the peak of its wealth and influence. Set in New York and Washington, a remote fishing village on the Turkish Riviera, Sweden, Vienna, Cairo and aboard Lydia, the world’s most lavish yacht, HOOKED is a story of fame, greed, obsession and murder. “Slick and sexy. All the sure elements of a big seller written by pros who know how to tell a story.” –Publishers Weekly HOOKED is based on real-life “youth doctors” who became as rich and famous as their celebrated patients. One of the best known, Paul Niehans, developed his “cellular therapy” in which particles of lamb embryos were injected into the patient. Dr. Niehans claimed the treatment would retard the aging process and cure almost everything from homosexuality to heart disease. Though viewed with suspicion by many doctors, Niehans counted among his grateful patients Pope Pius XII and Gloria Swanson. (This information is adapted from an article published by the Alicia Patterson Foundation.) RUTH HARRIS is a 1,000,000 copy New York Times bestselling author. Her husband, Michael Harris, is the author of two bestselling memoirs, THE ATOMIC TIMES and ALWAYS ON SUNDAY, both available on Kobo in ebook editions. Ruth and Michael’s other thriller, Brainwashed, is also available on Kobo in an ebook edition.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Zeb Marlowe, the physically scarred and invisibly wounded survivor of a top secret CIA brainwashing experiment, has begun to remake his life when Jai Jai Leland, the beautiful, intelligent widow of a man who didn’t survive, asks him to help her solve the mystery of her husband’s shocking and violent death. Marlowe, struggling to resist his attraction to Jai Jai, is pulled into her quest despite his memories of trauma and abuse. Together they search for psychiatrist Victor Ressid, creator of the experiments that turned student volunteers into slaves. Meanwhile, obsessed by his own bizarre sexual appetites and sudden, unexpected access to unimaginable wealth, Ressid is consumed by fantasies of revenge against Marlowe, the only volunteer to defy him. Against an ominous background of escalating global terrorism, Marlowe and Jai Jai uncover a deadly conspiracy at the heart of government. They must risk their lives to stop a nuclear threat that will destroy the security of the entire world even as they wonder if Marlowe, too, has been turned into a slave. With a plot that hurtles forward at electric speed and written with a contemporary feel, BRAINWASHED is set during the paranoid 1970′s of Vietnam and Watergate. The novel takes place on the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, in Damascus and Ireland, the Philippines, Canada, Washington, DC and in an underground torture chamber located on Victor Ressid’s secluded private estate located near the Mexico-Belize border. “BRAINWASHED delivers the goods: thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. Ruth and Michael Harris have delivered another great read and sure bestseller. I dare you to put it down!” –Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and million-copy bestselling author of AREA 51 BRAINWASHED is based on real-life psychiatric experiments known by the code name MK-ULTRA and conducted by the CIA in the 1950′s and 1960′s. MKUltra involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate mental states and alter brain function, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture. Although the CIA insists that MKUltra-type experiments have been abandoned, some CIA observers say there is little reason to believe it does not continue today under a different set of acronyms. (This information is quoted from Wikipedia.) RUTH HARRIS is a 1,000,000 copy New York Times bestselling author. Her husband, Michael Harris, is the author of two bestselling memoirs, THE ATOMIC TIMES and ALWAYS ON SUNDAY, both available on Kobo in ebook editions.Mystery & Suspense

Full Price Books 05/06/2013 Mystery & Suspense


Pub landlords are being murdered in Norfolk! Thelonious T. Bear, ursine photojournalist, leaves behind the big city life of London to take an assignment in the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. Instead he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers and murder. As the hapless Thelonious keeps ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time, he attracts the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Horatio Sidebottom of Norfolk Constabulary CID, who’s determined to tie Thelonious to the crimes. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, celebrity TV chef Paolo Louis Black, and plenty of oddball local characters and it all adds up to a madcap journey through England’s most quirky county, where everything is normal (for Norfolk)! Mitzi Szereto (mitziszereto.com) is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and nonfiction. She has her own blog, Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog (mitziszereto.com/blog) and a Web TV channel, Mitzi TV (mitziszereto.com/tv), which covers “quirky” London. Her books include Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray; the Jane Austen parody Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire; Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance; In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales; Getting Even: Revenge Stories; Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers; Dying For It: Tales of Sex and Death; the Erotic Travel Tales anthologies and many other titles. A popular social media personality and frequent interviewee, she has pioneered erotic writing workshops in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe and lectured in creative writing at several British universities. Her anthology Erotic Travel Tales 2 is the first anthology of erotica to feature a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She divides her time between England and the United States. Teddy Tedaloo is a celebrity teddy bear, trendsetter, world traveler, and the production assistant extraordinaire/co-star of the web TV channel Mitzi TV. Widely popular in social media circles such as Facebook and Twitter, he’s known for his entertaining commentary as well as being an advocate for animal welfare. He lives (and goes) wherever Mitzi lives (and goes). Normal for Norfolk is his first novel. “For anyone who’s ever wondered what Paddington at Large would have been like if it had been written by Raymond Chandler–and who hasn’t? –Mitzi Szereto has the answer. Like Philip Marlowe, Szereto’s Thelonious T. Bear is a modern knight errant who plays it cool even as the light of suspicion shines on him. And like Paddington, he’s short of stature and long on charm. If you like your sleuths tough, cynical and cute as a button, Normal for Norfolk is the book for you.” –Steve Hockensmith, author of Holmes on the Range andPride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls “Normal for Norfolk has it all: magic, gritty realism, humor, cultural commentary, intelligence, charm, and suspense. The hero of this novel, Thelonious T. Bear, finds himself at the heart of a mystery. He’s a photojournalist like no other, a pub-loving, anthropomorphized bear who wears cologne and a deerstalker hat. I am eager to read the next book in Mitzi Szereto’s series.” —Janice Eidus, author of The War of the Rosens and The Last Jewish VirginMystery & Suspense

 

 

With her craft shop business going well, owner Jo McAllister takes off for the weekend, having snagged a spot at the prestigious Michicomi Craft Festival to show her wares. Jo’s excitement dims, however, when she learns her booth is directly across from an old nemisis, the conniving Linda Weeks. Linda aggravates Jo continually during the festival, eventually goading her into a public argument, which puts Jo in a very bad light after Linda drops dead – from candy unwittingly delivered by Jo. With her reputation in doubt, Jo sees sales at the Craft Corner slump badly enough to put her business in serious jeopardy. But her good friends rally around, working out motives and means during Jo’s paper-craft classes. As paper flowers are folded and collages layered, Jo works to track the twisted trail of a killer, before another life is ripped to shreds. Includes directions for a decorated gift box and a tasty recipe! Originally published by Berkley Prime CrimeMystery & Suspense

 

 

What would you do if a killer ended up trapped in your basement? Probably call the police! That’s not what Linus Hather does. He’s a prison guard with a fairly quiet life in the pine barrens of New Jersey when by a stroke of luck or fate, a mass murdering killer ends up captured in his elaborate home security system. First, Linus has trouble convincing authorities that this diminutive individual is even a killer. But after killing a scientist and performing the horrifying act on security video, everyone becomes a stunned believer – the only problem is that he’s escaped, and no one knows where to look for him. Linus Hather is a maximum security prison guard by day, and spends time with his computer and his ring-tailed lemur at night. Considering his interests and beliefs, his few friends would describe him charitably as “eccentric.” But Linus puts everything aside. Finding this killer before he kills again becomes his mission. He begins his search at the local library and ends up on three different continents looking for the stealthiest killer on Earth. With the help of a beautiful and stubborn government scientist, the hunt is on for the Devil’s Assassin.Mystery & Suspense

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Two separate fatal road accidents killing three people are a cause for concern. Then the body of an elderly lady is found in her home, with a cause for suspicious death. A newly promoted Detective Sergeant arrives but she is not as much an asset as a distraction. In different locations, two girls are brutally attacked and it is thought the events might be linked but how is not clear. One or two local rogues could be responsible and are prime suspects. Arrests are to be made when a brutal attack on the occupants of the flat is discovered. One person is dead with horrific injuries and another is fighting for life. Work once again is dictating Dylan’s life and a heavily pregnant partner Jen is sidelined. A young boy is stabbed and an elderly lady is taken hostage at knifepoint in a subway. Dylan is called to take charge. Whilst Dylan is confronted by a madman, Jen goes into labour alone and collapses unconscious. Both are life threatening situations that need a quick resolution, and once again Dylan is spinning numerous plates at once.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Mapleton, Colorado’s police chief, Gordon Hepler, would rather be on the streets than behind a desk, but he promised his late mentor he’d accept the position. And to Gordon, a promise is a promise, even if the person you made it to isn’t around anymore. However, doubts creep in, and he wonders if he was shoved into the job because his mentor thought he couldn’t cut it on the streets. Everything changes when a fatal traffic accident well outside Mapleton seems connected to the elderly Rose and Sam Kretzer, two of Mapleton’s most beloved citizens. When Gordon ties the car accident to a grisly murder in Mapleton—the first anyone in town can remember—he’s afraid he’s into more than he bargained for. The arrival of Megan, the Kretzers grown godchild, and Justin, their grandson, add to Gordon’s troubles when Megan is mugged and someone breaks in and ransacks the Kretzers’ home. Gordon’s fears that he’s in over his head are realized when his investigation seems to link the Kretzers to a Nazi war criminal. Can he work with the big-city detective brought in to assist? Will he be able to solve the crime without revealing the secrets of his citizens?Mystery & Suspense

 

 

To read Libby Fischer Hellmann is to love Libby Fischer Hellmann. Her writing is tight, fast, and highly entertaining. But I had no idea Libby was so versatile. The collection of stories — all previously published — offer a wide variety of styles, tones, and topics. Funny. Dark. Poignant. Exciting. Surprising. Hardboiled. And, of course, Noir. Joe Konrath “Standouts include Libby Fischer Hellmann’s clever twist on a redemption tale…” THE JADE ELEPHANT (in THESE GUNS FOR HIRE) –Publishers Weekly “Her own contribution sets high standards…” Oline Cogdill, on YOUR SWEET MAN (in CHICAGO BLUES, 2007) –Mystery Scene Magazine “Hellmann’s story is remarkable…” Janielle Martin, on THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING (in SISTERS ON THE CASE) –Eclectic ClosetMystery & Suspense

 

 

In the wake of a discovery that rocks the archaeological world, three strangers meet for the first time in the mountains of central Switzerland. Under a cloak of secrecy, they’ve been gathered together by a ruthless billionaire whose goal is to harness unspeakable power by unearthing an artifact more ancient than civilization itself. Their mission soon finds them on the chase of a lifetime. From the Great Pyramids of Egypt through the wilds of Antarctica, they circle the globe on the heels of a mystery thousands of years in the making, pursued by forces intent on their destruction, proving once and for all that there are some mysteries in this world too dangerous to be solved… …for in the darkness waits a terrifying menace.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

When former war photographer Jules Larson braves a panic attack to jog beyond her five-block safety zone in Central Park, she runs right into a murder scene. Jules finds herself caught between a persistent NYPD Detective, Stone McCarthy, and the rogue undercover cop, Sam Fields, who both vie for her affections at any cost. But Jules can’t grow too close to Sam, even when his touch melts her armor, or accept Stone’s increasing advances, even though he’s twice the gentleman Sam is, for fear either man might discover her true role in her fiancé’s death.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Private eye Casey Cook lands her first case, and it’s a doozy: find a missing comatose woman. Eager to prove herself, Casey does whatever it takes to get answers, from pretending to be pregnant to fawning over a hairless cat. As she runs into one dead end after another, Casey wonders whether she should have left her retail job. Determined to show that she can do the PI thing, Casey refuses to give up, chases down every lead, and snags herself a girlfriend along the way.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Detective Samantha “Sam” Stone is part of a special crime unit that investigates clashes between the races. In a world where humans and paranormals exist, there are bound to be problems. Tonight is no exception. Start with a dead woman in a bathtub drained of all her blood, toss in a fanatical father who hates paranormals and wants her off the case, no love life, and Stone has her hands full. Sam is an Ancient: gifted with longevity, acute senses, and fast reflexes. She will need all of that, as her investigation unearths clues that another Ancient may be responsible for the murder – a murder that could start a war between the races.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

When Jillian Keating is arrested for the murder of her missing boyfriend, Ryan Cornell, she has two immediate questions: Why did he frame her—-and where is he hiding? Using her own ingenuity, plus the help of a resourceful lady lawyer and a dashing young private investigator, Jillian discovers the surprising—and disturbing—answers. Her boyfriend is not what he appears to be. The real Ryan, consumed with hate, has devised an ingenious scheme to destroy her while he escapes into the past via a hidden time travel portal. But even knowing all this, Jillian is left with a more difficult question: How can she capture Ryan and bring him back? Filled with memorable characters, bizarre twists, and riveting suspense, “The Disappearance” culminates with an elaborate sting operation as Jillian and her friends travel through time to lure Ryan into their clever trap. If they succeed, she will go free. But if they fail, Jillian will surely face murder charges for the death of Ryan Cornell.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

It begins with a sea lion committing sexual harassment and ends with the avenging spirit of Steve McQueen. In between, a nudist mascot, a Kansas hick with an eBay streak, and a beautiful marine biologist. (Is there any other kind?) Wild and weird, it’s hilarious adventure on America’s wettest coast. And living proof that you don’t need to be drenched in sun to get beach slapped — hard. “Beach Slapped,” is a mystery novel in the tradition of Carl Hiaasen. Focusing on the just-off-of-center residents of Surfland, a half-fictional city of 10,000 people on the wet and weird coast of Oregon, the adventure isn’t just about getting the bad guy, it’s about the lovable lunatics met along the way. From the sci-fi geek who never met a galactic parable he didn’t love, to a father-turned-stalker, to the volunteer fire fighter who insists a stuffed dalmatian always ride shotgun, everyone’s favorite oddball friend is here, just a little bit odder. In the middle of it all is reluctant hero Jackson Poe, a freelance writing renegade from the corporate world writing stories about $30,000 bathrooms just to pay the bills. Refusing to give in to reality or climate, he buys his Hawaiian shirts at Goodwill and his cars topless. Always one sandal step ahead of his bills, his ex-girlfriend and the occasional cop looking to make a monthly ticket quota, Poe is living life just the way he likes it: roof rertracted and relaxed. But that all changes one morning when he discovers marine biologist Callista Walker being harassed by a sea lion in a way they never discussed in college. Hoping to discover who chased her into the chilly ocean to drown, (the sea lion was an added bonus) Poe and Walker stumble into a scheme that will take them from the edge of the sea to a galaxy of reality show stupidity that’s unfortunately not so far away. And whether it’s rampant developers, landau roofs or Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings,” everywhere Poe looks there are threats to his world as he knows it. Fortunately, he’s not alone in that world. And in a tale that spans from Kansas to the coast, one very naked culinary artist/ mascot, the most clueless yet persevering romantic in history, and Wagner’s Valkyries join with Poe as he attempts to spiritedly chase down the bad guys with the top down on his convertible no matter what waits over the horizon. As a humor columnist, high school teacher, former newspaper reporter, hotel manager, aquarium diver, stand-up comedian, retired Disney On Ice performer and professional mascot, Barton Grover Howe has combined his experiences and skills from all of those environments to create a novel with a voice like no other. One that will leave you laughing and loving every wet minute on the Oregon coast. Living proof that you don’t need hurricanes blowing the palm trees sideways to get beach slapped time and again.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Grace Meredith is the CIA’s most deadly assassin. Too bad she’s gone off the grid and become a mercenary for hire. After the death of her daughter by a sniper’s bullet, Grace can no longer stomach the demands of agency life or keep herself from blaming the only man she’s ever loved. Her mind and body are fragile, and she knows she’s just a step away from breaking down completely. Gabe Brennan hold’s the weight of the world on his shoulders. As one of the most brilliant black ops agents the CIA has ever employed, he knows it’s no one’s fault but his own that his child was gunned down in cold blood. He might not have been able to save his daughter, but he’s determined to save his wife. He only has to find her first. Sexual tension crackles between Gabe and Grace from the moment they’re reunited, but between the man who is hunting them, a secret that’s been buried for eighty years, and a turbulent past—the odds are stacked against them.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

It’s opening day at Jo’s Craft Corner, and Jo is wired more tightly than the wreath on her store’s front door. The entertainment she’s hired, Cuddles the Clown, is little help, grumbling and complaining until Jo is ready to strangle him. Someone else does silence him, though – for good. With a dead clown in her storeroom and murdered with one of her craft items, Jo becomes the prime suspect. She works to clear her name, unaware that the crafty killer is ready to do anything it takes to stop her – including murder! Includes directions for a craft project!Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Parker Holt has started gobbling up properties housing small businesses in town, and Jo worries that her Craft Corner shop will be next. But when she arrives at Holt’s home to learn his intentions, she finds him dead – the victim of an insidious electrical trap. The police draw a bead on the construction crew working on the house, led by Jo’s good friend, Dan. Anxious to clear him and his workers, Jo and her beading crafters set to work. Motives are dissected as necklaces are created, and Jo follows a chain of clues back into the past, hoping to unknot the current crime – and catch a murderer before he pulls any more deadly strings. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Beirut, 1965. Eccentric American billionaire Zane Smith is quite entranced by tattooed dancer known only as the Dark Lily. In fact, he is so entranced that he takes her back to his hotel room for a private performance. It’s only when he wakes up in the morning with one hell of a headache and the Dark Lily gone that Smith realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew. However, none of the valuables in Smith’s hotel room is missing – nothing save an invitation to a party at the American embassy in Beirut. But why would an exotic dancer attempt to snatch an invitation to an embassy party for herself? And who is the mysterious Dark Lily? This is a novelette of 10500 words or approximately 32 print pages.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Drusilla Thorne’s husband Colin walks out on their marriage of convenience with style: he disappears right in the middle of their magic act. Before he vanishes, though, he steals a bracelet from her, a bracelet that could tip off the people who’ve been searching for Drusilla and her younger sister Stevie for years. Drusilla won’t allow that to happen. When she finds Colin in Los Angeles, he’s dead. Before dying, he got the both of them involved in a nasty game of Hollywood blackmail. The investigating detective finds out her identity is as fake as her marriage was and he’s determined to find her guilty of something. Her lawyer might have more allegiance to the shadowy figure footing the bill than to her. And her sister does something Drusilla can only hope they live to regret. Drusilla had better figure out who killed Colin before everything comes apart and the police figure out who she really is.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

New job. New town. New life. Risky Business is big at the box office, Journey is on the radio, and Sharlah Webbs luck is finally turning. Or she thinks it is, until the day she comes home from her waitressing job to find police cars in her driveway and her boyfriend, Brian Lowry, in jail on drug charges. Suddenly, shes got all kinds of trouble. Shes broke, Brians family blames her for his arrest, and a hurricane is bearing down on their Texas Gulf Coast town. Even worse, Brian refuses to cooperate with the police and wont tell her why. It soon becomes clear that his secrets have put them both in jeopardy. As the danger grows, so does Sharlahs confusion. Is Brian not the man she thought he was? Can she trust the police? Brians family? Should she stay put, or flee the approaching storm? Smart and self-reliant, Sharlah embarks on her own search for answers. Then one fateful decision launches a mystery that will take years to unravel. Identity: A novel of suspense, love and finding your true self.Mystery & Suspense

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My novel, DOUBLEBACK,(October, 2009) features both Ellie Foreman and Georgia Davis as co-protagonists, and I’m often asked how they originally met. Georgia made an appearance in A PICTURE OF GUILT, and then more substantively in AN IMAGE OF DEATH, but they already had a passing acquaintance. How they met is explained in this short story. The Murder of Katie Boyle takes place when Georgia was still a police officer. The story was published in a limited numbered edition and can also be found on audio as part of the NICE GIRL DOES NOIR collection.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

The truth about what happened in 1949 went to Paul Fischer’s grave… Too bad his body didn’t! “A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Sheer delight.”–Carolyn Hart “A thoroughly delightful debut. Bright, breezy, and witty. I couldn’t put it down.”–Tamar Myers Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse-certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949. Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder? The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home! Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 1999. Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, 2002.Mystery & Suspense

Bargain Books 24/05/2013 Mystery & Suspense

A Killer Goes Public A cunning, vicious serial killer stalks the glamorous Meatpacking district in lower Manhattan. Bored with killing in secret, he raises the stakes by leaving cryptic clues in his victims’ own blood. A Cop in the Cross-Hairs Detective Ellie Danson is tapped to tag along with an investigator from the Homicide Squad at Manhattan South, due to her knowledge of the city’s red-light districts. When the killer develops a fascination with her that comes to border on obsession, Ellie begins to wonder just how high a price she’ll have to pay to draw him out. Closing the Circle As she closes in on the killer, his kills become even more gruesome, violating every rule of common decency in his quest for inspiration. With her life hanging in the balance, Ellie manages to bend a few rules of her own, leading to shocking revelations and a desperate, final confrontation that only one will survive. The Abattoir, a top 20 bestseller in Police Procedurals, is a relentless, fast-paced narrative.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

“This little gem of a mystery centers around murder, mayhem and race-fixing at a fictional racetrack named Edgewater Downs in Northern California… Dawson confesses to being a longtime racing fan and has really done her homework well… California racing fans should enjoy the local flavor of A Killing at the Track.” California Thoroughbred – “I don’t know how much Janet Dawson knew about racing before writing A Killing at the Track but she makes you feel as though she’s gotten up at dawn to watch the horses work out all her life. She makes the most of her setting and peoples her story with wonderful characters. Highly recommended.” Sally Powers, I Love A Mystery – Oakland private eye Jeri Howard likes to play the longshots at Edgewater Downs. Handicapping is a foreign language. She bets on horses because she likes the way they look. It’s a lot of fun and she doesn’t mind losing a few bucks. But some people will do anything to make a killing at the track. Dope a horse, bribe a jockey – or murder a trainer. Jeri discovers dangerous odds on the track’s backside.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

“The Flowers o’ the Forest are a’ wede awa’.” Death in the Highlands. It came by claymore and cannon fire in 1745, when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s men died at Culloden, and the last Stuart fled back to France, leaving his followers to death by noose and firing squad, and his gold hidden in the heather for others to find. After a thousand years of bloody history, death in the Highlands is nothing new. But it should not be happening now. Jean Fairbairn has a coin from Prince Charlie’s hoard, and a story, she thinks. Until the story comes to murder, up close and personal, and Jean isn’t just a reporter, she’s a prime suspect. Nose to nose with Chief Inspector Alasdair Cameron, whose forebears led Charlie’s rising, and Rick MacLyon, who thinks being a dot.com millionaire makes him an expert on Charlie’s life, Jean finds herself entangled in a story that’s getting grimmer than the Dark Mile by Loch Arkaig and twistier than Stuart politics. And it’s all too likely to end with Jean trapped by a murderer, on her way to becoming the MacLyon mansion’s newest ghost. (Book one of the series.)Mystery & Suspense

 

 

On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago’s snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body was discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files. Over a year later, Tracy’s sister, Sondra, still can’t come to grips with what happened. She throws herself into her work as a documentary filmmaker to try and forget the cruelty of her sister’s death. However, a chance encounter with a man from Tracy’s past rips the wound open and sends Sondra on a desperate search for answers about the secrets from her sister’s life that may have led to her death. As Sondra struggles to uncover what happened to Tracy, she’s launched into a tangled web of deceit and danger that put her on a collision course with life and death…Mystery & Suspense

Free Books 20/05/2013 Mystery & Suspense

A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the U.S. State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq. The many challenges of nation building expand the mission from diplomacy to a survival situation as local and international interests position themselves to oppose the State Department initiative: one vital to progress in an uncertain theater. Terrorism and counter-terror operations threaten to keep the team from leaving the relative safety of Baghdad. Until, that is, a former USAF Special Tactics operative hunting the men who want to kill them draws duty as their protector. The simple questions posed during a tribal council threaten provincial and regional stability; the conclusions reached explode into a clash of faith, loyalty, schism and betrayal that will help shape the future of two nations. The Anvil of the Craftsman, the debut novel by author Dale Amidei, will be appreciated by fans of a broad range of fiction; from aficionados of the haunting themes of Ernest Hemingway to readers of the tightly woven plots of Tom Clancy and popular titles of authors like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, David Baldacci, W.E.B. Griffin and Richard Marcinko.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

This book has been revised and re-edited as of February 2013. Jim Richards, has to admit he has become a senior citizen, reluctantly. Richards, receives an email from a childhood sweetheart asking for help, but by the time he reaches her, she has been murdered. His life turns around and he is pulled into the murders of women from his high school who he hasn’t seen in forty years. A killer is now stalking and killing his old female classmates (while they are under police protection) for unknown reasons and Jim, along with his only friend Buck, a big, mustachioed biker, are trying to stop the killer before he gets to one woman Jim is falling for and before the class of ’67 has lost any more of it’s female alumni.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Under siege, her life and her heart… Sgt. Dawna Atkinson has worked hard for her South American embassy posting. She’d also taken the blame for a shared indiscretion with her instructor, Tay Hastings. But when her embassy is bombed, she comes under the microscope all the more. Worse still, her unit sends Tay to search for any mistakes she’s making. Things go from bad to worse when a sniper tries to eliminate both Dawna and Tay within hours of Tay’s arrival. Tay had tried to take the blame for that one night of passion, but when that failed, he quit his instructor’s post. But circumstances force him not to reveal any of this. Dawna has her own secrets. She inwardly questions if Tay is somehow linked to the sniper, who later is discovered murdered. Did Tay panic when the sniper called Dawna and promised to reveal all to her? As the investigation heats up, and danger lurks around every crowded corner, Dawna and Tay find their relationship is also heating up. And with a killer who can create bombs, use a sniper rifle, and poison the embassy staff, Dawna must set aside her hurt or risk many lives. And Tay must set aside the distrust deep within him. What Dawna and Tay can’t set aside is their growing attraction. And that may just get them both killed.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

When the mutilated corpse of a wealthy author is found within the grounds of a stately home, the police officer sent to investigate finds a curious diary amongst the occult objects that dominate the scene. Will he uncover the author’s secret at the ruined chapel that lies across the wasteland, and does he really want to pay the price of such knowledge? Crack the codes at .Mystery & Suspense

Full Price Books 08/05/2013 Mystery & Suspense

Meet Julia Jackson. Apparently, she’s been abducted…. A woman is taken at gunpoint from the downtown office of Southeastern Insurance, and the police believe the victim is Special Agent Julia Jackson. Only it isn’t true. Now, with the help of her new partner Mark Vincent, state fraud investigator Julia Jackson must find justice for the woman who was taken in her place. As Vincent and Julia begin to unravel the multimillion-dollar frauds that led to the abduction, they encounter a cast of quirky characters, one of whom will go to desperate lengths to hide a deadly secret. Things only become more dangerous as bodies begin accumulating around town, and Julia must discover the truth before the abductor comes to rectify his mistake.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Voted #1 on Goodreads Best WWII Fiction and Biography; #5 on Thrillers You Must Read and #6 Best Spy Story. It’s the secret they don’t want you to find out – buried in government archives and not to be revealed until 2045. A political thriller that will keep you wondering right to the end – and beyond. Now you can read the real story about the attempt to smuggle a fortune in platinum out of Paris in the legendary Bullion Bentley. And its even more valuable human cargo, a mysterious Frenchwoman with a secret that could change the course of the Second World War. Alena and American Ben Peters are targets of Hitler’s ruthless investigator Ludwig Weber, whose family will be executed if he fails. His orders are to silence Alena before she can reveal her secret; capture her young son and take him back to Berlin; and recover the Banque de France’s platinum. As they flee their hunter, they experience the stark and tragic realities of war and the raw emotions of two brave people living on the edge of fear. And not everything is as it seems. Who is Alena and what is her secret that could destroy everything the Nazi movement stands for? A tale of intrigue in the tradition of Ken Follett and Robert Harris with the cutting edge of a Tom Clancy or W.E.B Griffin wartime yarn. WHAT READERS SAY Enjoyed the book immensely. Hard to put it down. Plenty of action, romance and international intrigue. A well -deserved 5-star book! – Richard Small The opening pages grab and don’t let go! A great WWII novel – Bros Washburn Absolutely riveting. I read it end to end and way into the night. Look forward to more – Rabinder Sikand LOVED it. More please. Thanks! – John S Webb Unputdownable. An enthralling read. It would make a blockbuster film. It leaves the reader wondering right to the end – and afterwards – Jon Marcus Read it in two sittings. Gripped me from start to finish. Made an excellent Xmas present for my dad and my father-in-law who absolutely loved it too! Can’t wait for your next book – Nic Hindle Really enjoyed the style. Well-developed characters that truly came alive in my mind. The pace of the story was good and the pursuit across Europe felt knowledgeable and well constructed – Simon P Butler This builds and is gripping. It would make a good film. Enjoyable and well written. I would recommend this book – Fiona Lever Very enjoyable book. If you like reading Alan Furst and Phillip Kerr you will like this book. More than the other authors i mentioned he gets to the point of the story and it moves quickly – Richard A Fisk Jr Based on historical facts, I enjoyed reading this version of history. I recommend the book to any one who likes historical fiction – Jack M Cook Non-stop action with a thrilling ending. Can not wait for the next one! – R M Love For readers of WWII fiction I recommend this book. The story plot is very intresting and exciting. One of the best I have read. – Patricia A WilsonMystery & Suspense

 

 

Marion is thrilled when she and her husband, James, buy a lovely, old mansion with a rose garden. After they move in, however, she falls ill and must stay at home to rest. Alone and depressed, she begins to have strange dreams which seem to take her back into the past. Although James is skeptical, Marion believes that when she sleeps, she is leading the life of a young Victorian woman, Mariana. Mariana used to visit the house as a guest of her friend Rosamund, whose mother is thought to have drowned while rowing on the river with her husband. During her stays with the family, Mariana comes to suspect that the death was not an accident. She investigates, but meets with obstacles that prevent her from finding the full truth. Eighty years later, Marion takes up the search. The scene shifts back and forth from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, as her discoveries push forward those of her Victorian alter ego. The latter, after she accuses someone of murder, is never entirely free from doubt: she thinks she may have persecuted an innocent person. By determining what really happened, Marion thinks she can drive away the guilt that has been hovering about the house like a ghost. What she fails to see is that her obsession is damaging her relationship with James. If she’s not careful, she’ll destroy her marriage and her future happiness. Note: Canadian spelling is used throughout.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

When archaeologist Angela Hunter discovers an ancient codex at a Mississippian Indian dig site, she is mystified. The Mississippians, also called the Mound Builders, vanished more than 700 years ago and had no known written language. Who could have written this journal? In the early 1300′s, Chipahua’s family is torn apart. After he rebels against the Aztec tradition of human sacrifice, Chipahua is cursed by a jealous priest. The curse prevents him from bleeding, thus casting a cloud of shame over him since he is unable to participate in blood-letting rites to worship the gods. He escapes his enemies with his 12-year-old son Tototl and undertakes an arduous journey from the Gulf of Mexico up the Mississippi River. Guided by strange visions, they finally settle in the thriving community of Migaduha – modern-day Cahokia Mounds, Illinois. Angela will let nothing stop her from solving the chronicle’s mystery – not Dr. Franklin Oettendorf, her former professor and lover, or Joseph Edgewater, grand master of a secret Native American society. She translates the symbols in the codex and learns a terrible secret that threatens the balance of nature today. Only by joining forces with Joseph does she stand a chance of conquering the horrifying evil. But can she trust him? Despite her growing attraction to Joseph, she senses he’s not telling her everything. Chronicle of the Mound Builders was inspired by the discovery of a Mound Builders village in the author’s hometown of Chesterfield, Missouri, which added to the mystery of the ancient civilization and its disappearance. This novel offers an imaginative narrative of what might have actually happened to destroy the prosperous community.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Go about your lives as usual. Use common sense. Be aware of your surroundings. Easy for the Roseland Police Chief to say. Not so easy for the Roseland community to do. Not when residents of their Oregon coastal town keep vanishing. Who – or what – is snatching citizens? Is it aliens? A serial killer? Or a feral pack of red-eyed dogs? Detective Kevin McCoffey is determined to solve the case. Young, widowed photographer, Dianne Harris and her infant daughter find themselves face to face with the killers. Dianne’s old flame Kevin races to yank them to safety. But is he too late to save them both? With help from the ghost of Dianne’s dead grandmother and the town’s fortuneteller, Kevin and Dianne battle their own demons and their romantic history as they rush to pry Dianne’s baby from the killers’ grip.Mystery & Suspense