Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Books

A Wasted Hour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4

Lei Crime Box Set Books 1-4The AWARD-WINNING, USA TODAY bestselling (2017) first four books of the Lei Crime Series put together into a one-volume immersive reading experience that will take you to paradise through fast-paced mysteries with a twist of romance solved by multicultural detective Lei Texeira. You can't read just one!

Blood Orchids:Black sand beaches and steaming volcanoes are the backdrop for murder as young patrolwoman Lei Texeira discovers the bodies of two drowned girls--and attracts the attention of a killer with ties to her own dark past.

Torch Ginger:The stunning cliffs and pristine beaches of Kauai have drawn Lei to a fresh start, but only she can untangle the mystery of missing persons with madness at its heart. .

Black Jasmine:Cruise ships and art galleries hide dark secrets as Lei and her partner Stevens move to Maui to build a life together--but trouble follows them in paradise.

Broken Ferns:Lei accepts an offer to join the FBI, and her first case on the island of Oahu involves the stolen airplane of a mogul and a young burglar with a cause.

"Neal's writing is persistently riveting...Masterly." Kirkus Reviews



Madhouse: A Suspenseful Horror

Don't talk to strangers...

Faced with his parents' divorce, eleven-year-old Lucas runs away from home in the hope that his family will get back together to find him. While walking through the empty streets, he is picked up by a mysterious woman, who offers to take care of him and provide him with a loving family.

The boy then wakes up in shackles, confined to a bed in a decrepit house in the middle of nowhere and will have to face his deepest fears in order to survive in his new home.

Join Lucas in a desperate attempt to get back to his family in Madhouse, the first published book from horror-thriller author Miguel Estrada.

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

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

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

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

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

ÉMILE GABORIAU Ultimate Collection: Murder Mysteries, Crime Thrillers & Detective Novels: The Widow Lerouge, The Mystery of Orcival, Monsieur Lecoq, The ... Thousand Francs Reward, Military Sketches

This meticulously edited Gaboriau collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:

Monsieur Lecoq Series:

The Widow Lerouge

The Mystery of Orcival

File No. 113

Monsieur Lecoq

The Honor of the Name

Caught in the Net

The Champdoce Mystery

Other Mysteries:

The Count's Millions

Pascal and Marguerite

Baron Trigault's Vengeance

The Clique of Gold

Other People's Money

Within an Inch of His Life

Short Stories:

A Thousand Francs Reward

Military Sketches

The Cantiniere

The Barber of the Squadron

The Vaguemestre

The Zouave

The Fantassin, or Foot-Soldier

The Soldier of the Light Infantry

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

If you can't stop watching Doctor Foster and The Affair, you won't be able to put down this chilling new four-part series.'I was hooked from the moment I started reading' USA TODAY bestseller Sue Fortin

Michael and Ellie are that couple.

The ones who have it all.

Success, charm, trust...but no relationship is perfect and the events of the past cast a shadow over their charmed life together.

When lecturer Michael starts to mentor a new student, Ellie fears that history is repeating itself. As paranoia takes its ugly hold, it's clear some things just can't be forgotten...or forgiven.

The Complete Novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This book contains the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication.

- Poor Folk

- The Double

- Netochka Nezvanova

- The Village of Stepanchikovo

- Uncle's Dream

- The Insulted and the Injured

- The House of the Dead

- Notes from Underground

- Crime and Punishment

- The Gambler

- The Idiot

- The Eternal Husband

- Demons

- The Adolescent

- The Brothers Karamazov

One Man's Meat: The Year of Short Stories

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

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

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

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

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

Casanova Killer, An SSCD Crime Thriller

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

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

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

Is it love or certain death?

Forest of Horrors: An Occult British Horror

A recently bereaved family travel up to Scotland for the weekend. Setting up camp at a secluded caravan park deep within the forest, the five siblings intend to scatter their mother's ashes before heading back home to England, to life without her. The place is perfect; rolling hills, meandering streams, endless woodland, bustling wildlife, a peaceful loch, every shade of green for as far as the eye can see, and, the icing on top of the already spectacular cake, the owners of the resort are nicer than nice, sweeter than sweet, whiter than white.

But not all is what it seems...

Underneath the plastic veneer of beauty and splendour lies a murky underbelly of horrors, both twisted and surreal, all taking place within the grounds of the idyllic forest resort; a resort in the middle of nowhere; a place where no one can hear you scream. You only get what you pay for, and there's a reason why this particular resort is so inexpensive during the autumn and winter months. Scratch beneath the surface and you will find the terrifying truth. The owners are not who they seem, the staff are hiding a dark, dark secret they dare not share, and the other guests, who are few and far between, keep their distance and linger in the background, rarely ever engaging with our family, often looking down their noses at them. But why? What makes 'them' so different?

Dark figures lurk in the shadows, things go bump in the night and move on their own, loved ones go missing, not everyone can be trusted or relied upon, and nothing is ever as it seems (apart from when it is). But don't be mistaken... FOREST OF HORRORS: AN OCCULT BRITISH HORROR is an original, interesting, and surprising take on the modern horror genre; full of unexpected twists and turns, jumps and scares, blood and gore, all mixed together with an intriguing plot, a story about family and about loss and about moving on, full of likable characters you will care about and wish well, hoping and praying that they will make it through the forest of horrors unscathed. But will they?

VERY IMPORTANT: 18+ only; strong language, gore & dark themes throughout. No zombies. Word count = 86,473.

The Grass Is Always Greener: The Year of Short Stories

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

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

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

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

Clean Sweep Ignatius: The Year of Short Stories

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

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

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

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

Cheap at Half the Price: The Year of Short Stories

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

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

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

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

No Room at the Inn: The Year of Short Stories

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

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

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

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

The Murder Files - 8 Stories of Murder, Lies and Mystery: (A thriller and suspense short story collection)

8 powerful, bone-chilling, speed-of-light thrillers that will leave you begging for more.

Fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, John Grisham, David Baldacci, Lydia Davis and Stephen King will love this collection of exclusive short stories that will be sure to leave you breathless.

The award-winning and best-selling authors in this collection turn up the heat - it's pedal to the metal break-neck action from start to finish!

The short story is back with a vengeance! Murder, mystery, suspense, chills, thrills and kills this collection has it all!

About the Stories

What Money Can't Buy - by Paul Casselle Are you a bad person trying to be good or a good person that sometimes does bad? It's a difficult question to answer, but that doesn't stop life asking regularly!

The Butcher - by Will Patching Not all of us are 'normal'. Some of us are stone cold killers...

Collin O'Connor by Ernest Dempsey In a world where terrorist attacks seem to cover the front page of every news outlet, the people of Earth need a new kind of hero. The planet needs someone who isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to bring justice to those who would harm the innocent. We need Collin O'Connor.

A Love Affair by Leah Monroe Have you ever asked yourself, "What am I here for?" Is it wealth? To leave a legacy? Or perhaps you're playing with the cards life deals you. One man comes face-to-face with this age old question and his decision will leave you speechless.

Downside Up by Jane Thornley She climbs roofs at night but how could she know how far she'll have to fall to find the truth?

The Son-in-Law by Craig Hart Can you go straight by committing murder? One man is about to find out-if he lives long enough.

Linking Arms with the Devil by Michael Maxwell They tell us, "You can't take it with you". Maybe you can if you link arms with the devil.

Red Eyes - by Terry Keys A small town middle-school teacher suddenly vanishes and returns six months, six days, and six hours after he disappeared. But now he is hiding a terrible secret, and only the next victim can see the . . . Red Eyes.

The Lion's Den

Robert McDowell has fallen in love. It was love at first sight. He buys her dinner, enjoys stimulating conversation, and goes to bed dreaming about seeing her again soon.

But there's more to his date than meets the eye.

Smoke and Mirrors (The Division Book 1)

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

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

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

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

Explosive gunfights and car chases abound in this action-packed thriller from the author of the Chase Investigations series.

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

The most imaginative and gripping mystery you may ever read!

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

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

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

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

What people have been saying about this book:-



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

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

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

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

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

'5 stars are not enough! Brilliant!'

Please note:

Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book Two free with Kindle Unlimited.

Execution Is Everything: The Girl (Jon Kaine)

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

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

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

Download Part 1 of Execution Is Everything now and witness the battle unfold.

Sherlock Holmes: The Truly Complete Collection (the 60 official stories + the 6 unofficial stories)

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly - see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre.

Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories were narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two having been narrated by Holmes himself, and two others written in the third person. The first two stories, short novels, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialized novels appeared almost right up to Conan Doyle's death in 1930. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914.

This collection contains all the 60 official and the 6 unofficial Sherlock Holmes stories - in total 66 works (the biggest and greatest Sherlock Holmes collection in the eBook world).

Wrong One - (The Davenport Mysteries)

A WEDDING AND A THIRTY YEAR OLD GRUDGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Don't You Cry

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

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

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

Angelic Attraction: A Psychological Thriller: Billionaire Dark Romance (Angelic Series Book 1)

Angelic Attraction - Psychological Romantic Thriller Book One

Leaving her childhood sweetheart behind, Angel Nichols moved to LA and clinched her dream job as a fashion designer. After a night out at a risque club and a chance meeting with the dashing Brad Singer her life soon begins to lose perspective and control. Initially he's every girl's dream; good looking, amazing in bed, powerful and a not to mention, s billionaire. Dark romance soon taints the relationship though as boundaries are pushed to the limit and the true side of his dangerously obsessive nature begins to surface.

This psychological romantic thriller is full of dips and twists. Just when you think you've got him figured out he throws a curve ball that will leave you guessing once more. Will Angel work out the game he's playing in time? Or will she stay blinded by lust, CEO romance, and fall into a deadly psychological game of lies and twisted romantic obsession?...

The Deadly Sound of Silence (Special Operations Book 1)

If this book had what is traditionally known as a book blurb on the rear cover, it would state the following.

After living with the sound of her own silence for the last seven years, Charlie Daltry believed that she has done enough to secure her own freedom. Nevertheless, every night for the last three months, she has gone to bed with the nightlight casting its illuminating rays towards the open door, and the top drawer of the mahogany bedside cabinet half-open so that undetected, she could reach inside and lift out the hand-gun she kept in there, which she was force to do at 2:52 on the 22nd June and yet....

By the the time Charlie realised that there was more than one intruder inside the house, it was too late to outmanoeuvre the arm which came from over her right shoulder, before a hand covered her mouth and then, from his concealed position in the bathroom, Tony Shaw steeped in front of her. "It's a small world Mrs Daltry," he announced as he lifted the gun out of her hand. "And day by day--hour by hour--yours has been getting smaller and smaller..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hollywood Starlet Caper (Dick DeWitt Mysteries Book 2)

If you're looking for a hardboiled detective in the mold of Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade, Dick DeWitt is not your hero. He's not very bright, oozes insensitivity, lacks class, and epitomizes what we now recognize as political incorrectness.

A Tinseltown starlet wannabe needs help: she has become involved with two sleazes, a fast-talking lecherous movie agent and a mean, corrupt cop. She's kept two little black books that could ruin the men, and that's why she needs an intelligent, tough-as-nails guy to protect her.

She doesn't find one, but settles for DeWitt. His loyalties walk both sides of the proverbial street, But Dick is dogged in his determination to get the job done. With the help of some friends and some luck - make that a lot of luck - he just might succeed.

Who Needs Justice? (Chris Seely Vigilante Justice Book 1)

Following an unexpected medical diagnosis, Christian approaches life differently.

So he makes a list on the back of a Starbucks receipt of people who shouldn't be walking around anymore.

1 Ray

2 DS

3 'Chip'

4 Simmons

5 Ike's guy

6 video store Australian

7 football driver

8 Maierhaffer situation

9 soccer guy

10 Eric Mossman's person

And all bets are off.

The Messiah Conspiracy - The Race To Clone Jesus Christ : (Book One): A Gripping Top Ten Medical Suspense Thriller Conspiracy

The most gripping science fiction medical thriller you will ever read!

The Ideal Book to be reading this Christmas! Could this really happen in the near future? For all thriller fans and readers of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne, Scott Mariani and John Lyman.

The Messiah Conspiracy is a fictional thriller which takes place in the field of genetics and human cloning.

Hugely controversial, you will either love this book or hate it. Some will feel challenged and uncomfortable by the topic it deals with, and others will be drawn into it and unable to put it down... the question is, what will you think?

A young student at Oxford University has an idea for his doctor's thesis (PhD), which fulfils not only the criteria for 'originality', but goes far beyond it. For if Jason Dyke is right, his idea will soon change the world and shift the delicate balance of power from one nation to another.

Jason's idea is simple: In the genetics laboratory at Oxford University, he will clone Jesus Christ.

But when the CIA finds out about his plan, the President of America realises that if the UK succeeds, the balance of power will shift from the USA to Europe. And he realises that the only way to stop this happening is for America to create its very own clone of Jesus Christ.

The race is on...

Whoever reads this book will never forget it. And they will ask....one of two questions:-

1: Is it really possible?

2: When will it happen?



What people have been saying about this book:-

Awesome Read: 'I read many books and this one was one of the best I have read. I loved it and think I will read it more than twice. It was the kind of book that was almost impossible to put down. Very glad I bought it and would recommend it to everyone.'

A Thumping Good 'Must' Read!: ' 'Browsing the Kindle store for something to 'unwind' me, I chanced upon this excellent gem of a book. The characters are totally believable, able to deduce and thwart the plans of the Americans and British governments and to hide the true Messiah. A well thought out and researched book by the author, I was totally absorbed in it from start to finish. Believers & non-believers alike will enjoy this thumping good read!!! Far better than the Da Vinci Code by a country mile, I am certainly recommending this to all my many friends.' '

Well Written: 'I was looking at a different book, Dan Brown Inferno and this title came up on a reviewers comments suggesting it to be worth a read. I have to agree, it is. Loved the idea of cloning Jesus and for me it was written well, had page turning elements to it but I was disappointed when it ended. In a nice way though! It does leave one hanging...'

Totally preposterous, but enthralling! : 'I just happened on this book while browsing to find things to download to my Kindle. The premise of the book captured my interest so I duly downloaded it. And, I loved it! The story is utter nonsense, let's be honest - recreating Jesus Christ through cloning?! But, it is written in such an engaging manner that I found myself drawn in unwittingly. Mid-read, I actually broke my ankle and I found myself begging my family to bring my Kindle to the hospital so I could continue reading the book! I would recommend this highly to anyone else, with the proviso that they suspend belief and read it for what it is - a truly interesting and captivating piece of fiction!'

Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. Trying Book One is an excellent way to get to know this exciting new author! Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book Two free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

My Sweet Captive

"You're mine to play with. Mine to punish. Mine." There's nothing remarkable about the woman tied to the chair before me. At least, that's what I tell myself. I have to keep an emotional distance if I'm going to watch my sadistic brother torture my captive.

There are so many other ways I'd like to break her, none of which involve carving her up. Her pale skin would mark up nicely under my darker forms of discipline.

When my brother decides to spare her and give her to me instead, I know I'm lost to those sky blue eyes. Samantha will be mine.

Note: My Sweet Captive is the beginning of Samantha and Andres' dark romance told from Andres' point of view.

The Way Back Home: free sampler

One summer, something happened that changed everything forever...

Born and brought up in an artists' commune in Derbyshire, Oriana Taylor had freedom at her fingertips in a home full of extraordinary people.

The Bedwell brothers, Malachy and Jed, shared their childhood and adolescence with Oriana. In the rambling old house and tangled grounds, their dreams and desires could take wing unchecked.

But too much freedom comes at a price. Something happened the summer they were fifteen. And now, having been gone eighteen years, Oriana is back.

This is their story.

The Night Walk Men: A Novella

Three-year old Gabriela plays with her twin brother on a train platform. Blind sax man, Braille the Rail, meets with an old, old friend. The earth rumbles beneath them all: the promise of an approaching locomotive. Now, two mysterious strangers, both of them acting in the interest of an otherworldly sense of duty, will decide their fate over a cup of tea.

The Key: Part One

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

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THE FATE OF MAN IS IN THE HANDS OF ONE WOMAN

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

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

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

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

Promises, Promises: A Robin Bricker Prequel

Love, mystery, and broken promises....

Sixteen years ago Robin spent her summer at an elite boarding school, sharing oxygen with secret society members and exploring the haunted cairns. Lonely, enigmatic Tristan was her only friend, but when tragedy struck, Robin shamefully abandoned Tristan to resume her safe, suburban life.

Now Robin has a successful design business and a passionate relationship with her boyfriend, Nick. Yet when Tristan calls out of the blue, Robin must revisit a dangerous world of lies and ghosts.

Will keeping her promise and helping her friend cause Robin to lose everything she holds dear?

NOTE: This novella is a prequel to the full-length, standalone 2015 Kindle Scout Winner, The Standout, from award-winning author Laurel Osterkamp. A preview chapter of The Standout is also included.

Blood Magic: A Short Horror Story

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

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

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

Strangeness on a Train

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

Ghostly Writes Anthology 2017

ENTER IF YOU DARE. A new Ghostly Writes Anthology for 2017, gives you sixteen authors from around the world with ghostly stories and poems for you to read. Each short story will take you to a new place, be it the future, present or past.

Plaisted Publishing House is happy to present this book to you - our readers. Please note that all stories are written in the English of the country the Author resides in.

The Strain: Part 1, Sections 1 to 6 inclusive

High-concept thriller with a supernatural edge from world-famous director, whose films include Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy.

A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously 'goes dark', stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots cannot be raised.

When the hatch above the wing finally clicks open, it soon becomes clear that everyone on board is dead - although there is no sign of any trauma or struggle. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Center for Disease Control must work quickly to establish the cause of this strange occurrence before panic spreads.

The first thing they discover is that four of the victims are actually still alive. But that's the only good news. And when all two hundred corpses disappear from various morgues around the city on the same night, things very rapidly get worse. Soon Eph and a small band of helpers will find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the whole city, against an ancient threat to humanity.

Downgrade - paramedic fiction

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

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

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

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

So why are you waiting?

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

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The Innocent: A Coroner Jenny Cooper Crime Short

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'An excellent and compelling detective drama' Daily Mail

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

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

Property

THERE'S A BODY ON THE LINE

A short psychological horror story that's the perfect read for your daily commute

Ever been stuck on a train in a dark tunnel, trapped in an airless sardine tin with a bunch of strangers?

Sure you have.

But don't be so eager to get out of that train, because what's waiting on the other side might be even worse ...

This short horror story is a dark descent into the subconscious horror that lurks inside all of us. It is a tale of love, money and the shackles of modern city life.

About The Author

Jack Binding is a Londoner living in Sydney. Inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Clive Barker, JG Ballard and Martin Amis, Jack writes gritty, dark fiction that combines horror, fantasy and twisted, black humour.

Property can also be found in the collection Pills: 18 Short Stories.

Dumb Angel

For Don Wallis, Mary is the ideal wife. She does what she's told, when she's told, no matter how extreme or twisted the demand. So it's a good thing for them both that Mary isn't really Don's wife. In fact, she isn't even human: she's an android sex toy that Don has had specially made to look and sound like his former wife. But where is the real Mary Wallis, and what kind of games did he enjoy playing with her? As Don acts out the excesses of his depraved fantasies, Android Mary is damaged and starts to malfunction. Desperate to keep control of a situation that threatens to spiral into chaos, Don finds his secret play-thing fighting back. At first, he rather enjoys it. But with the ongoing violence, Android Mary's malfunctioning intensifies and Don becomes increasingly aware, not just of his inadequacies as a man, but of his loneliness as a human being. He tries to suppress his emotions with alcohol, but this only serves to unleash more brutality on Android Mary, whose actions are becoming as bizarre as they are unpredictable. And just as he thinks things can't get any worse, the doorbell rings and there on the doorstep stands the defiant figure of his wife, the real Mary Wallis. Whatever the outcome of Real Mary's stepping back into her former home, it's not going to be like anything she - or you, the reader - is expecting. Dumb Angel is the title story from this new collection of nine screenplays from the author of Bully For You and Nine Lives.

The Paranoid Subtype

Richard is man long plagued with insanity. Paranoid of the world around him, he barricades himself into his small apartment to wait out a supernatural apocalypse that he is sure has overtaken the world. Until his mother reaches out, begging him to step away from his paranoia and step out of his fortress, now he wonders if the supernatural horrors are real or the product of THE PARANOID SUBTYPE.

The Blooding: free sampler

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

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

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

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

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

But they are not alone.

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

The Raft (The Barefoot Detective Book 1)

Anything goes aboard the Raft.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia

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

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

The Picture of Dorian Gray

A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. After he kills a young woman, "as surely as if I had cut her little throat with a knife", Dorian Gray is surprised to find no difference in his vision or surroundings. "The roses are not less lovely for all that. The birds sing just as happily in my garden." As Hallward tries to make sense of his creation, his epigram-happy friend Lord Henry Wotton encourages Dorian in his sensual quest with any number of Wildean paradoxes, including the delightful "When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy." But despite its many languorous pleasures, The Picture of Dorian Gray is an imperfect work. Compared to the two (voyeuristic) older men, Dorian is a bore, and his search for ever new sensations far less fun than the novel's drawing-room discussions. Even more oddly, the moral message of the novel contradicts many of Wilde's supposed aims, not least "no artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style." Nonetheless, the glamour boy gets his just deserts. And Wilde, defending Dorian Gray, had it both ways: "All excess, as well as all renunciation, brings its own punishment."

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Anglo-Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between London and Africa as places of darkness. Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism. Originally published as a three-part serial story in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness as the sixty-seventh of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Four Seats: Martial Law (Four Seats, Part Two of Six)

"Has the makings of a classic, will surely be on the small screen at some point, and I can't wait to watch it when it gets there."

- Jeremy Garelick, Writer-Director of THE WEDDING RINGER

Part Two of the serial conspiracy thriller that will shake America to its core.

One month has passed since the bombing of the Supreme Court that claimed the lives of 124 people, including four of the Justices.

On the hunt for the whereabouts of the fiancee he had thought killed in the blasts, Supreme Court Police officer Jason Lancaster has arrived in Detroit, a lawless wasteland policed by the grunts of a military contractor called Allied Armament Security Consultants. The answers Jason seeks may only be obtainable by somehow getting inside a closed-down hospital guarded by the mercenaries day and night.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, the confirmation hearing of conservative Notre Dame law professor Cecilia Koh has gotten underway. How will former First Lady Rosemarie Irving handle the revelation that Professor Koh is being extorted by one of her students, threatening to reveal to the media that the Professor recently paid for her daughter's abortion?

Part legal potboiler, part HOUSE OF CARDS dealmaking drama, part 24-esque espionage cliffhanger, FOUR SEATS is an enthralling new entry to the conspiracy thriller tradition.

OTHER REVIEWS:

"Cooley delivers again. A riveting political thriller that is somehow educational and page-turning at the same time. I didn't know I could care this much about the appointment of judges, but Cooley took me there."

- Dave Callaham, Screenwriter of GODZILLA and THE EXPENDABLES

"With FOUR SEATS, Aaron Cooley has softly, slyly and deservedly taken his seat beside Parker, Child, DeMille and Grisham and in the process has introduced us to a protagonist with just enough flaw to be honorably relatable and just enough hero to be vastly readable."

- Patrick MacManus, Writer & Co-Executive Producer,

Netflix's MARCO POLO

"Cooley writes with knowledge and skill about a shadowy world few truly understand... at times richly emotional, hilarious, and challenging... bears the hard weight of both a political and personal mystery that demands we all ultimately consider where we are, and what comes next."

- Eric Lodal, Creator/Executive Producer, TNT's MURDER IN THE FIRST

"Mr. Cooley has crafted a smart, tension-filled thriller reminiscent of John Grisham and Tom Clancy that exudes authenticity and kept me glued to the page. I was thoroughly riveted and found FOUR SEATS nearly impossible to put down."

- Lee Clay, Producer, NO GOOD DEED and DEMONIC

#Defendant: Short story thriller

In the future, the Judicial Technology System determines the merits of court cases. John Cargill, a law student, finds out first hand how important it is to defend one's legal rights.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team - the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson - as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases. Originally published in 1892, this is the first and best collection of stories about the legendary sleuth. It's also the least expensive edition available. Featured tales include several of the author's personal favorites: "A Scandal in Bohemia" - in which a king is blackmailed by a former lover and Holmes matches wits with the only woman to attract his open admiration - plus "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," and "The Five Orange Pips." Additional mysteries include "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Engineer's Thumb," "The Beryl Coronet," "The Copper Beeches," and four others.

Utopia

Utopia is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More (1478-1535) published in 1516 in Latin. The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs.

Where the Shadows Lie (Fire & Ice 1)

An ancient Icelandic saga leads to murder in this ingenious new crime series from international bestseller Michael Ridpath

Closure: Jack Randall #1: Volume 1

When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself. As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail of bodies and haunting messages left behind by the killer. With the pressure to find him mounting on Jack, the assassin's crimes grow bolder, and his message more sinister and closer to home. It becomes clear to Jack that in order to find the shooter, he may have to look inside his own past, and become the man he was years ago.

Carrion

Reckless Touch

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his intended death in "The Final Problem," and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival.

Survival: Volume 1 (Twisted)

With intertwining memories and a world of deceit and betrayal yet to be exposed, Survival, book #1 in the Twisted series, is an intense, compelling page-turner, seen through the eyes of Skye 'the Skillet' Jones. With no friends, no family and a life of loneliness ahead, Skye was looking for a reason to fight. To live. To survive. A once happy family was torn apart, leaving a hazy cloud of confusion, abandonment and fear in its wake. Her twin brother, Oliver, was all she had... until the talons of death and the consequences of his dangerous coping mechanism tore his life from him. Skye was left alone, mourning the loss of her brother and the life he would never live, when Cut Throat Curtis swooped in and taught her to fight; to control her emotional anguish with physical strength. But he was dangerous, a force to be reckoned with. A man with turmoil and secrets of his own. He soon left as quickly as he'd appeared, becoming a ghost in the life she no longer knew. She had nothing. She had no one. When all Skye had was her will to survive, fate gave her Thomas. He fought for her, he fought with her and he loved her like no other.But fate was waiting, ready to strike with the force of a hurricane when she thought she had everything she'd ever wanted. It was coming, the cruel twist of fate that would bring Skye to her knees and threaten her survival once more...

Tainted Love: Volume 1 (Behind Closed Doors)

Does the perfect wife and the perfect husband make the perfect marriage? For anyone in a relationship, the words 'we need to talk' can only mean one thing. In the last twenty-two years, the McKenzies have been through it, survived it, learned by it, and grown stronger from it, because life didn't stop for breath when they needed it. Amongst the tears and the tragedies, the hopes and happiness, they've built something amazing: a happy family, a luxury lifestyle and a booming empire. Don't they deserve to have it all? But for the perfect wife, those four sinister words mean something entirely different. They're a summons into a private world where what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors. Faith has no doubt in Calvin's undying love for her. It's what kept her sane in the darkest hours. If only she could figure out what it is she does wrong... because it's rapidly becoming apparent their tainted love is running out of time. Tainted Love is Book One in the Behind Closed Doors series. Other books from this series: Blurred Lines - Book Two To Live Without - Short Story

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

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...

Jax (A Cocky Cage Fighter)

MMA Middleweight World Champion, Jackson "Jax" Malone has just entered the fight of his life. Known for his viciousness in the cage, and his playboy ways out of it, Jax is arrested and charged with a brutal rape. The thought of spending decades in prison is one of the few things that actually scares the shit out of this cocky fighter. Newly admitted attorney Page Davenport is willing to do anything it takes to get out from under her father's thumb and finally prove herself in his law firm. Anything except represent the infamous miscreant, Jackson "The Mauler" Malone. Despite her protests, Page is powerless to avoid becoming the sacrificial lamb, the token female, who will be the face of the violent, angry Neanderthal's defense team. Jax is a bad boy with a temper, doing whatever the hell he wants in life while flipping the bird at all his haters. Page is the prim and proper rich debutante her parents want her to be. They've been pulling her strings, telling her what to do, where to go to school, what to wear, and even who she should marry. Page and Jax struggle to work together, engaging in a knockdown drag-out fight for dominance. When they finally stop taking swings at each other, they're both surprised to realize that sometimes first impressions are completely wrong. In fact, opposites really do seem to attract. However, there are lines that attorneys and their clients can never cross, if Page wants to keep her license to practice law. Will Page risk it all and submit to the cocky fighter? Or will Jax's temper and jealousy prove too much for her to take on outside of the courtroom? Either way, one thing is for sure - neither Page nor Jax are going down without a fight. In the end, the secret for them to find heaven may be to battle their way through hell first.

Freeing Her (A Hart Brothers Novel #1): The Hart Brothers Series: Volume 1

Freeing Her (A Hart Brothers Novel, Book 1) * This novel contains mature content and is not intended for younger readers This is the beginning of a story... the story of two people who were meant to be together. Why? Because unknown to them, they shared terrifying pasts and the cruel circumstances of their births doomed both of them to a life of hell. Two strangers ... one night ... one accidental meeting that changed their lives forever. Gabriella Martinelli, Manhattan psychiatrist had only one goal in life-to help abuse victims avoid the horrors she'd experienced herself. She worked late, volunteered, and donated her services to anyone who needed them. Life was good ... until her nightmare resurfaced. HE found her, and began stalking her, and she knew he wouldn't stop until he destroyed every ragged piece of her. Kolson Hart, Manhattan's most eligible bachelor, was ruled by his dark past. He liked control, from the boardroom to the bedroom and didn't care to be involved with someone whose life was just as screwed up as his was. But one look at Gabriella short-circuited everything. Want ... desire ... need ... will sometimes drive a man to do things he swore he never would. He freed her from a life of fear ... When he couldn't even save himself. "I only ask for one promise and that's honesty. Can you give me that?" she asked. "Yeah. I can. But if you decide to take this leap with me, I must warn you that I have certain compulsions, if you will." "Compulsions?" "Needs, compulsions, call them what you want. But you asked for honesty and I'm giving it to you." "I see. So what do these needs entail?" "Right now, I'd like to blindfold you, bind your wrists in silk, paddle your sweet ass, and f**k you until your legs are so weak you couldn't possibly walk, even if your life depended on it."

Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial

Wrongful Death This fictitious courtroom drama exposes the government lies and incompetence, gross medical malpractice, and unbridled greed by a drug company that caused the American AIDS epidemic and cost 300,000 lives in just ten years. Full description

The Goodbye Storm: Volume 1 (Rough Waters Series)

Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won't be chased off before it's ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she's forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over her head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is. Noah Key, an emergency room doctor, has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He's written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn't in shambles. When the world keeps moving on without them, Noah and Autumn will need to decide if they'll survive the storm or allow themselves to be swept away by it.

The Back Door Man

Crossing In Time (Between Two Evils)

They say that true love transcends space and time, but what if your lover is murdered, and you're given the chance to go back in time to warn his much-younger self? She agrees to go, knowing it will kill her in a matter of hours, because it gives her one last chance to be in the arms of the man she loves. Except... he doesn't believe her. In fact, he thinks she's one fry short of a Happy Meal. (Oh, and she's supposed to save the world while she's at it. Go figure.) Remember How It Feels to Fall in Love? Race against the clock through a dystopian nightmare. Climb naked into an untested time machine (carrying only a seashell and a promise). Wake up twenty years younger on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded, with your heart in your throat. This is a journey of love, loss, and redemption that will make your pulse gallop and your palms sweat, have you laughing out loud through your tears, and leave you flush with the sublime pleasure of being in love.

Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer: Volume 1 (Nightmares Trilogy)

The worst monsters are human.Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered.Now the former playboy desires only one thing: revenge. Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl's tortured body. Only this one isn't dead . . . yet. The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin's life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who's really responsible, before it's too late. A tiny taste of what's in store: "Stay away from her, Nathan. That girl isn't good for you."Stay away from her? I'd go crazy with worry in a day. "You don't know her."Chris looked grim. "Neither do you. Is there anything you wouldn't do for her?" "Yes," I snapped. "I wouldn't die for her."Chris turned around to stare at me, her mouth hanging open. "Do you want to know why?" I asked steadily. "I wouldn't die for her because I wouldn't be able to protect her any more. What if I missed one of the people who hurt her? I couldn't take that risk. She's too important." Nightmares Trilogy: This is the first book in the Nightmares Trilogy, which includes: Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1)) Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2) Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3)

Witness (Witness, Book 1): Volume 1

College student Courtney Hartford's worries are confined to doing well in school and having an active social life. That is, until she witnesses a murder. And then recognizes the murderer. His warning not to tell, coupled with his threat against her life and the life of her mother, pushes her to make a difficult decision-tell the police the truth, or let the people who are threatening her control her life. Witness does not contain any profanity or sexual content.

Next Move, You're Dead

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The Housewife Assassin's Handbook: Book 1 - The Housewife Assassin Mystery Series

In Book 1 of The Housewife Assassin series: Every housewife needs an alias. Donna Stone has one--and it happens to be government-sanctioned. Oh sure, you need to be ruthless to take on Russian mafia bosses, rogue dictators, and terrorists set on destroying the world. But it takes real killer instincts to survive suburbia. Try juggling the fifth grade phone tree during a shootout with skinhead arms dealers, or driving carpool while being chased by Chinese double agents. Donna s life wasn t always this complicated. Five years earlier she was just another woman with two preschoolers, a baby bump, and an adoring husband: Carl, with whom she lived happily ever after in a McMansion in the Orange County, California community of Hilldale. But Donna s life was changed forever the night she delivered her baby: Carl s car blew up on the way to the hospital. Turns out Carl was a hard man an assassin for the black ops organization known as Acme Industries. The hit on Carl was carried out by the Quorum, a terrorist cell he was tracking. The Quorum s motto: Show me the money. Governments and corporations do as they re told or suffer bloody consequences. Carl left something behind that the Quorum wants badly. To protect herself and avenge Carl s death, Donna joined Acme. Whereas her hostessing skills rival Martha Stewart s, her marksmanship is second to none. A good thing, too, because the Quorum has planted a sleeper cell in Hilldale. For Donna, that s too close for comfort. Will she be able to save her family before the Quorum blows up Los Angeles? Acme s way of flushing out the Quorum is by bringing Carl back from the dead. But terrorism makes strange bedfellows--and brings new meaning to that old adage Honey, I m home "

The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens

DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Series "Centennial Edition" published by Heron Books in the 1970s to mark the 100th anniversary of the author's death. Complete 36 volume set of Charles Dickens' works. Green faux leather, decorative board and spine, with title in gilt lettering, gilt design on front board and ribbon marker. Each volume has its own introduction and is complete with illustrations from the original editions by various artists (Phiz, Luck Fildes, Leech, Tenniel,... and Stanfield). 12mo - over 6.75" x 7.75" tall. Includes: "A Child's History of England", "A Tale of Two Cities", "American Notes/ Pictures from Italy", "Barnaby Rudge I & Barnaby Rudge II", "Bleak House I & Bleak House II", "Christmas Books", "Christmas Stories I & Christmas Stories II", "David Copperfield I & David Copperfield II", "DombeySon I & DombeySon II", "Great Expectations", "Hard Times", "Little Dorrit I & Little Dorrit II", "Martin Chuzzlewit I & Martin Chuzzlewit II", "Miscellaneous Papers I & Miscellaneous Papers II", "Nicholas Nickleby I & Nicholas Nickleby II", "Oliver Twist", "Our Mutual Friend I & Our Mutual Friend II", "Pickwick Papers I & Pickwick Papers II", "Reprinted Pieces","Sketches by Boz I & Sketches by Boz II", "The Mystery of Edwin Drood/Master Humphrey's Clock", "The Old Curiosity Shop I & The Old Curiosity Shop II", "The Uncommercial Traveller". Just one or two books having slight fading to the spine in some details yet still readable. Other than that, the whole set of unread books appears to be well preserved. Immaculate throughout with no inscription/marks. A superb set of books that will grace any bookshelf. Prompt dispatch from UK.

Daddy Soda: Volume 1 (A New Hampshire Mystery)

A NEW HAMPSHIRE MYSTERY Hannah Cole has built a life around her job as a receptionist at the local precinct after surviving a tumultuous upbringing, one she's worked hard to forget. For years, Hannah has hardly spoken to her overbearing mother or the half-sisters she barely knows: shy Candice, and Mary, a stunning fifteen year old with an eerie grip on the town. But when she learns her mother has been kidnapped, she returns home to the shack on Hermit Lake and the step-father she's never trusted.Detective Cody McAlister has never seen a case like this. The kidnapper has planned every detail with exquisite precision and when body parts begin to arrive at his department, the glaring reality becomes all too clear: Kendra won't be alive for long. The key to the deranged kidnapper's motive and identity may be held in the unsteady hands of a twelve-year old girl. But Candice hasn't spoken a word since that tragic night.As Hannah and Cody's investigation takes them from abandoned strip malls to the outer reaches of the marsh, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Hannah finds herself reliving hellish memories of the shack she thought she'd never have to face. If she doesn't unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past, she won't find her mother in time. In small-town New Hampshire where what you see is what you get, no one is who they seem.

Grey Areas: Volume 1

Henry Fields is an unsuspecting young man who has just moved to the small and quiet town of Gable, Iowa. After finding a job and a place to live he quickly establishes himself as the friendly and reliable "new guy." Despite being elusive about his past, local hometown girl Claire Mathison discovers an irresistible attraction to Henry. But major trouble begins to brew one night and it soon becomes unclear whether Henry Fields is part of the problem or the solution. Filled with psychological drama, suspense, and thrills, Grey Areas is the debut release from Brad Carl.

A Study in Scarlet

The Accidental Exorcist

When forensic psychiatrist Abigail Lee meets a baby-killing mother who has been declared criminally insane and acquitted, she discovers something lurking beneath the surface. Something far deeper and more insidious than mere psychopathy. But can she come to terms with her own struggle with science and faith in time to confront it?

The James Joyce Collection

In short stories, poems, and monumental novels, James Joyce set out to discover the meaning of his nationality, simultaneously celebrating and ridiculing the history of Ireland in the brilliant style that has made him the most towering figure in the literary landscape of the early 20th century. Dublin-born Gabriel Byrne, who has starred in 16 films, including Little Women and The Usual Suspects, clearly brings to life Joyce's short stories from Dubliners, and selections from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Chamber Music in this audio version.

Stalker

The much-anticipated fifth thriller in Lars Kepler's best-selling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.



A video clip is sent to the National Criminal Investigation Department. Someone has secretly filmed a woman through her window from the garden. The next day she is found dead after a frenzied knife attack.



The police receive a second film of another unknown woman. There is no way of identifying her before time runs out. When her husband finds her, he is so traumatised that he cleans the whole house and puts her to bed. He may have seen a vital clue but is in such an extreme state of shock that the police are unable to question him. Psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is called in to hypnotise him - but what the man tells him under hypnosis leads Erik to start lying to the police.



If the lights are on, a stalker can see you from outside. But if the lights are off, you can't see a stalker who is already inside the house.

Blackwater Lake

Matthew Stanyer fears the worst when he reports his parents missing. His father, Joseph Stanyer, has been struggling to cope with his wife, Evie, whose dementia is rapidly worsening. When their bodies are found close to Blackwater Lake, a local beauty spot, the inquest rules the deaths as a murder-suicide. A conclusion that's supported by the note Joseph leaves for his son.



Grief-stricken, Matthew begins to clear his parents' house of decades of compulsive hoarding, only to discover the dark enigmas hidden within its walls. Ones that lead Matthew to ask: Why did his father choose Blackwater Lake to end his life? What other secrets do its waters conceal?

Perfect Crime

A San Francisco wife plots a perfect crime to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at the same time.

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