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Hollywood Assassin: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller

Things could be worse for LAPD Detective Kate Sexton. Okay, so her ex-husband cheated on her and the DVD of his indiscretions made the rounds of the entire department, she's broke and living above an appliance store with her canine partner Bernie who is a sexual predator, her British friend Natalie has a vocabulary that would make Howard Stern blush, and her mother is hallucinating about having sex with a dead president.

But things could be worse . . . like Kate could be stalked by a sadistic serial killer while she tries to solve a thirty year-old murder and save the life and reputation of a cop wanted for the crime. Come to think of it, maybe things couldn't get any worse because this is Kate's life.

Can Kate Sexton elude the killer, solve the cold case, keep Bernie's sexual wanderlust in check, keep her best friend under control, save a cop from death row, and find love again? Only time, loads of trouble, and tons of laughs will tell. Hollywood Assassin has more twists and turns than a car chase on Sunset Strip with a Hollywood starlet at the wheel.

WARNING: The Hollywood Alphabet Series contains adult language and laugh out loud situations not for the faint of heart!

If you think you can handle Kate Sexton's crazy life . . . order Hollywood Assassin today.

Hollywood Assassin is the first book in the Hollywood Alphabet Series. Other books include Hollywood Blood and Hollywood Crazy.

Sandman

Florida Is Murder (Due Justice and Surface Tension Mystery Double Feature) (Florida Mystery Double Feature Book 1)

LIMITED TIME ONLY! TWO BESTSELLERS!"Intricate and ingenious - make some coffee, because you'll read all night." Lee Child, #1 Worldwide Bestselling author of 18 Jack Reacher thrillersDouble Down with this Florida Double Feature from #1 Amazon Bestselling Authors Diane Capri and Christine Kling!

DUE JUSTICE is the first legal thriller featuring Judge Willa Carson. When a famous plastic surgeon's decomposed body surfaces in Tampa Bay with a bullet in its head, Willa's "little sister" is caught in a high-stakes game of greedy lawyers, blackmail and deceit. Fiercely independent Carly becomes the number one suspect. When Carly asks Willa for due justice, Willa has everything to lose. But she risks it all to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Willa Carson knows she's bullet proof, except when due justice rules from the grip of a gun.

SURFACE TENSION is the first sea adventure in this four-book suspense series featuring Florida tug and salvage captain Seychelle Sullivan. Working as she does in a man's world, Seychelle has to work twice as hard just to compete. Some have even called her reckless. In her view, she's just doing her job, salvaging boats and people's lives. Years ago Seychelle Sullivan had the chance to save someone's life. But on that summer night in Florida, lost in a world of teenage resentment and loneliness, Seychelle was not able to feel any pain but her own. Today Seychelle captains her father's forty-six-foot salvage boat out of Fort Lauderdale's New River. But she's never escaped that one moment when she could have made a difference and didn't. She's never going to make that mistake again.

Where Florida is Murder and Justice Rules! More than 75 combined 5-Star Reviews!! For fans of Lee Child, John Grisham, Clive Cussler and John D. MacDonaldDouble your reading pleasure! Scroll up and grab your copy today!

Justice Box Set Books 1 & 2: Fast paced thrillers

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author M A Comley presents the Justice series.The Justice series in order are:

Cruel Justice#1 in Police Procedurals and 1# Women Sleuths.

Impeding Justice#1 in Police Procedurals

Final justice#1 Action and Adventure

Foul Justice#1 Hard-Boiled Mysteries

Guaranteed Justice#1 Women SleuthsUltimate Justice -#2 Women SleuthsVirtual Justice- #1 Hard Boiled/#2 Psychological ThrillersHostile Justice -#1 Police ProceduralTortured Justice -#1 Vigilante JusticeRough Justice -#1 Women SleuthsDubious Justice -#1 British DetectivesCalculated Justice-#2 Action and AdventureTwisted Justice- #1 Women SleuthsBlind Justice -introduction novella to the series.Prime Justice -New releaseJustice at Christmas - a 10,000 word short story.Cruel Justice

The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case.

Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection between the two victims.

After a third murder, Lorne receives a grisly surprise. Clearly, a vicious serial killer is on a rampage...and Lorne has become the killer's fixation.

Lorne can't allow her failing marriage or her new boss--a man with whom she shares a sensuous secret--keep her from focusing on her job. She must catch the macabre murderer, or risk becoming the next victim.

And Impeding Justice

For eight long years, Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins has tracked the vicious criminal known as The Unicorn. But the killer has frustrated MI6 at every turn and remained successful at Impeding Justice.

When Lorne is targeted in a trap that results in the death of her partner, the tragedy shakes her confidence to the core. Before she has time to recoup, her teenage daughter is kidnapped. More than Lorne's professional reputation rests on her bringing The Unicorn to justice.

Cuffed: A Gripping Psychological & Crime Thriller

Best Rabid Reader's Reads of 2014 'Horn's talent for writing beautifully brilliant characters that are truly disturbed is terrifying. Razors may be the best example of his work yet.' (Rabid Readers)With a clairvoyant-like ability to hunt down criminals, Razors is a police asset. To his supervisors he's a liability; a brutal street cop who makes his own rules.



But Razors' skills are about to be severely tested; he's investigating mankind.



He's formed a mind-blowing theory about existence, and if he proves it's true, it threatens everyone.



Busting gangs was easy. Now he's up against 7 billion of us, all fighting for survival...



From the bestselling author of PERSONA comes an electrifying, mind-bending thriller with an unstoppable, inimitable and unforgettable lead.

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Crime Fiction: Private Eye Thriller (mystery, suspense series of mystery, thriller, suspense Thriller Mystery, crime and murder)



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The perfect boxed set for anyone who enjoys crime thrillers, mystery books and, of course, murder mysteries



Kill Me Again

Lee Coleman's a low life and a piece of dirty, but when his bodyguard shows up at Stone's office his cold blue eyes peering down a nickel plated 38 revolve Stone's drag into another case. When he finds, Coleman's dead he may be pursuing the wrong suspect.

Shallow Grave

When Stone is hired to pick up a jar of face cream from a Frenchman named Lorenzo Carlos, he thinks it's going to be a quick one thousand bucks, but faith has its own plans. Stone's life is threatened by a cosmetic company owner that has a soft voice but an itchy trigger finger, leading to an explosion that rocks the foundation of the case. All this for a jar of face cream? There's something wrong in Central City, and it's Stone's job to find out the truth.

Wishful Thinking

When a carnival employee hires Randall Stone to investigate his girlfriend, a girl is murdered in a fire accidentally blowing a secret wide open.

Cold Fury

When Stone meets a beautiful woman in the Lake View Bar, she shows him a clipping out of the Personal columns of the newspaper. An attorney wanted to know the whereabouts of Mary Patton, wife of the late, Ben Patton, who died seven years ago in the Philippine Islands. Mr. Patton left a legacy of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for his wife.

She hired Stone to claim her inheritance and he meet a man with his code of vigilante justice and Randall Stone's on the top of his list.

Die to Be Rich

When Stone's hired to pick up an envelope for Mellissa, it's supposed to be a simple case, but nothing is as it seems when you're a private eye. On the way back from the pickup, Stone is covered by two thugs that use him as a punching bag. Now Stone carries out his own brand of justice on the streets of Central City.

You're Going to Die Mr. Stone

When a Puerto Rican man walks into Stone's office and tells him; he's going to die Stone's asked to deliver a letter to the man who's trying to kill the Puerto Rican. A guy just released from prison named Tony Ramirez. And when two men are murdered, Stone tries to find the link between the dead men and lottery racket in the Northpark area.

It's Called Murder

Scott Braga has one wish, to talk to his son before he leaves Central City and has 12 hours before he goes. He hires Randall Stone to find his son on Fifth Street one of the most dangerous areas in town.

When a murder happens, Stone tries to identify the real culprit.

Sweet Letters of Death

When a man hoping to find a companion or even a soul mate gets taken for a considerable amount of money through a mail order bride he hires Randall Stone to get his money back. Stone races to expose them before it happens to someone else.

Tales of: Detective, Police Detective, Police, Murder, Investigation, Death, Violence, Blood, Shootout, Police Officer, Shot to Death, Corpse, Revenge, Fight, Gun, Murder Investigation, Gunfight, Husband Wife Relationship, Fistfight Neo Noir, Interrogation, Police Investigation, Deception Blood Splatter, Gangster, Beating, Murderer, Punched In the Face, Car Chase, Hostage, Arrest, Policeman, Kidnapping, Shot In The Back, Shot In The Head, Crime Investigation, Police Shootout, Murder Suspect, Police Officer Killed, Surveillance, Suspense, Police Chase, Crime Scene, Robbery Brutality, Psychopath, Serial Killer

Strong Arm Creek: Hard-Boiled Detective Thriller Novella (Agent Gallahan Series Book 1)

Strong Arm Creek

Book 1 - Agent Gallahan Series - Hard-Boiled Detective Thriller Novella

When Steve Ellis returned to his home town to catch up with old friends the last thing he expected was to wind up dead in Strong Arm Creek.

In this first Agent Gallahan Short Story local Detective Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Raye has to put her own feelings for Gallahan aside in solving the case of three murders in a matter of weeks. With fear gripping the close knit community of Strong Arm Creek she is in a race against time to put a stop to the killings. However the one thing she feared the most may in fact come true. Could it be possible the man she loves, Gallahan, could some how be linked to the killings?

As the case unfolds there is more to these recent murders than meets the eye where those who appear innocent are not what they seem!

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.

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

Murder On Gold Street

Murder Mystery Short Stories

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

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

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

The Diane Capri Series Reading Order Checklist: The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series Thrillers, Jess Kimball Thrillers, Judge Willa Carson Mysteries, Jenny Lane Thrillers, Jordan Fox Thrillers

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri has sold more than a million books featuring various series characters. This complete bibliography contains all English Language Diane Capri fiction. It is a checklist for readers who want to make sure they don't miss a book or want to read in order.

It also includes links to all of Diane Capri's ebooks.

Thread of Hope: The Joe Tyler Series, Book 1

If someone took your child, how soon would you stop looking for her? If someone accused your best friend of a terrible crime, when would you stop defending him?

Seven years after Joe Tyler's daughter Elizabeth was abducted, he hasn't stopped looking for answers, and he hasn't forgotten the friend who stood by him as he lost his wife, his home, and his career in his search. Now he's been brought back to San Diego by the news that this friend has been arrested for beating up a teenage girl - a girl not much older than Elizabeth would be now.

Joe is convinced Chuck Winslow is innocent, but Chuck is in a coma and can't explain what happened. And the more Joe hears about what Chuck's been up to in the years he's been gone, the less Joe recognizes his old friend. To find out the truth, he will have to face his ex-wife, his former bosses, and a hometown full of wealth, lies, and illicit privilege. When Chuck's accuser goes missing, Joe must decide where his loyalties truly lie.

Flashover: A Remy Pigeon Story

Creole gentleman Remy Pigeon has a gift - or a curse. He can touch objects and read the past from them. He prefers to stay away from trouble, but when an attractive red-head with a serious problem and a supernatural secret wanders into his house on a hot summer day, Remy knows that trouble has just found him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue-Ringed Octopus Delight (Rider Bradbury Book 1)

The short story that introduced Rider Bradbury.

How do you find a killer who's changed it all?

Tough-as-nails detective, Rider Bradbury is on the hunt for a vicious murderer. A skilled martial artist, Rider is everyone's worst nightmare. However, he may have met his match, searching for a killer as poisonous as the Blue-Ringed Octopus. Harboring secrets that he'd rather die for than reveal, the murderer won't be discovered without a deadly fight.

But this time, Rider's criminal just might be hidden right under his nose. As the action unfolds and danger lurks at every turn, it's up to Rider to solve the case before he becomes the next victim.

Enjoy this first installment of Rider Bradbury's thrilling homicide career.

Only if you dare...

Frozen Past

A STUDY IN SCARLET

Power in the Blood

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

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



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



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



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

Length - 90,000 words.

Excerpt

Agony. Pain. Terror.

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

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

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

"Please hurry," she cried out.

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

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

He smiled.

"Come with me."

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

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

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

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

She started. Why wasn't he opening the door or getting others to help? He should be trying to save her. Shouldn't he? Sam, so confused and so tired, she could barely feel the pain overtaking her body. Where had he gone? She tried to concentrate. His face was now only a vague outline that rippled with the heat waves. A soft smile played at the corner of his mouth. The flames burned around him, weird as they centered him in the warm glow. She wanted to be with him. To live.

"Here, take my hand."

Dazed and on the brink of death, Sam focused on the hand reaching for her. She struggled to raise the charred piece of flesh that had been her arm and reached out to grasp his.

She was free.

Overwhelmed, she turned to hug her savior, her head just reaching his shoulder. He stood beside her, the same radiant beaming look on his face. His blond hair glowed, and he had the brightest teeth. She sighed. This beautiful man pointed to her right arm. Confused, Sam glanced down at her burned arm, realizing she could feel none of her injuries. Just like her other one, her broken arm had miraculously healed - whole, smooth and soft. Her skin hadn't looked this good in ten years.

She spun around to find a massive fireball below. What the hell? She had to be dead. But instead of the horror or shock, she expected to feel, she felt good. In fact, she felt great. She turned to the ever-smiling stranger.

"Let's go sweetheart."

Sam didn't know why he'd called her that, but, honestly, she was so damned grateful to be out of the car, she let him get away with it.

Holding hands, they floated higher into the cloudless blue sky. Then when the crash site below had become a tiny speck, Sam felt a hard flick on her arm and the words, "Thanks, but I can take

Cold Dark Fear: Prequel to The Kensington Killers Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full-length novels in The Kensington Killers series:

Lunatic

Crank

Maniac

Classmate Murders: Volume 1 (Jim Richards Murder Novels)

New revision/edits of this book as of August 2013. Someone is murdering women from the class of '67 and it's up to Jim Richards, who has reluctantly just turned sixty, to stop him. Jim's life is in the dumps and then late one might he receives an email from a childhood sweetheart he hasn't seen in over 40 years, pleading for help but he doesn't get to her in time, she's been murdered. A killer is now stalking and killing his former female classmates for unknown reasons and Jim, along with his only friend Buck, a big, mustachioed biker, go off to track down the killer before he can get to one former classmate, Penny Wickens, a TV talk show host who Jim has just fallen for while protecting her. The killer is also murdering the women right out from under police protection, driving homicide detective Will Trapper crazy, and he slowly depends on Jim to help. There's humor, suspense, wild chases across suburban Detroit with cops, classic cars and motorcycle clubs; murder, mayhem, and a good amount of romance. "We all talk a great game about writing, but when you see how hard a guy like Bob is working to make it happen...it's...Wow! Also, I just finished Classmate Murders--well done! Rockin' good fun!" - John Locke, Best-selling Author of Donovan Creed series, "Lethal People," "Lethal Experiment," "Saving Rachel" and "Now & Then." "Bob Moats' Classmate Murders is an excellent blend of Elmore Leonard and Philip Marlowe sensibilities, ...and damn if it isn't some great detective writing." - M. Jones, author. "Just started Bob Moats' "The Classmate Murders" WOW. That's all I've got to say. The man can write: -)... Cristyn West - author "Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware" "I must say the author weaves a wicked story plus his humor is a hoot! I recommend reading "THE CLASSMATE MURDERS," but you might catch yourself looking behind you all of the time. - Doug Hardin Author of "HIDDEN AND IMMINENT DANGERS" "Your books have been a joy to read. They keep me interested until the last page

Girl of Great Price

A detective struggling to make ends meet. A girl they call the Golden Goose.

In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private investigator Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent.

When a little girl goes missing and no ransom demand is made, Madison takes the case. Time isn't on his side. After 48 hours, it's unlikely an abducted child will be found in one piece. But Madison's a champion of lost causes, and he'll be damned before he gives up on her--even if it means putting his own life on the line.

As the mystery unfolds, Madison learns a bizarre secret that seems too impossible to believe. But it could explain why the girl was kidnapped--and why she might still be alive.

Novelette - Crime Noir / Science Fiction

Prequel to Immaterial Evidence, Yakuza Territory, and Chimera Effect

Coffee Break Murder Blues

Writers know they will get some critical reviews. It is the nature of things. Ignore them, they say. Do not respond. But every once in a great while, a writer doesn't take their advice. A short story of murder, written in good fun.

Daughters

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

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

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

Twisted Minds: A Stacy Green Mystery Thriller Sampler

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

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

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

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

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

immersion." --Bestselling Thriller Author Rachel Abbot

Some People Die Quick (Book 2 of the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series)

Jay Leicester (pronounced "Lester"), a retired airline pilot now running his own investigation firm, is sent a client by his old friend Guy Robbins, an attorney on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The client is a horribly disfigured young female marine biologist who is Director of a research lab on Cat Island, twelve miles off the coast of Gulfport. Her disfigurement is the result of an attack by a tiger shark during a dive to the wreck of a World War Two German submarine sank during the war by the U.S. Navy off the coast of Chandeleur Island.

During a two year recovery period the scientist becomes convinced the attack was orchestrated by someone who wanted to steal the formula for a shark repellent being developed at the research lab. The repellent, if perfected, would be worth billions of dollars. How a pelagic shark could be used to attack a specific diver in the open ocean becomes the enigma behind the investigation of this mystery thriller.

One of the most enigmatic characters is the marine biologist herself. Annatoo Yillah, a direct descendant of Polynesian parents, is as strange as she is intelligent. A woman who, though educated in the west, believes she is an ancient God of Tiburon - a shark god. Other characters in the work are: Anna Yillah's two research assistants, George Lenoir and Vickey Fourche, brilliant graduate students from Mississippi State University, who worship and learn at the feet of their mentor; Susan Weems, a lifelong friend and former colleague of Anna Yillah, enters the scene with a bizarre tale of love and friendship; a career criminal and shrimp fisherman, Bob Sabado, who is tied to the lab by unrequited love. Then we meet Hebrone Opshinsky, one of those unforgettable characters that linger on in our mind forever. An "in-country" Viet Nam soldier trained as a silent killer and put back on the street after the war without any indoctrination in how to adjust to a peaceful society. A man who is more deadly than all the sharks in the Gulf of Mexico and lives among the underbelly of the shrimp fishermen along the docks of the Mississippi Coast. Finally, we meet a Police Detective and a Chief of Police who could not be more different in their investigative techniques. Both think Jay Leicester may be responsible for three murders and an attempt at a fourth.

After meeting with Anna Yillah and conferring with Guy Robbins, Jay takes the case and accompanies her to Cat Island. Understanding why a brilliant research scientist could believe an attack in the open ocean by a shark could be purposefully accomplished is the first priority. He learned quickly that not only was it possible, but that it was exactly what had happened.With hundreds of visiting scientists rotating on and off the island doing research, the list of possible suspects seems insurmountable, but soon is narrowed to a select few. To expose the antagonist Anna and Jay recreate the original dive on the German submarine. It goes horribly wrong resulting in a ghastly death and failing to reveal a murderer. Starting over, Leicester finds an unlikely ally in an original suspect. This assistance leads to the discovery of the killer, but not before another innocent life is lost, and Jay is confronted with his own mortality.

Pristine offshore islands, coastlines ruined by casino hotels, and Gulf of Mexico waters is the setting for intrigue, horror, and quick death. A must read for any aficionado of the Mystery/Thriller genre.

There are 10 ebooks in the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series by JC Simmons:

Blood on the Vine

Some People Die Quick

Blind Overlook

Icy Blue Descent

The Electra File

Popping the Shine

Four Nines Fine

The Underground Lady

Akel Dama

The Candela of Cancri

Warned Off

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Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Novel: Volume 1

"Emily Kimelman is witty and insightful, and writes with a wisdom, care, and diligence beyond her years." -Mark Bowden, best selling author of "Black Hawk Down" The Sydney Rye series of vigilante mysteries feature a strong female lead and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery with tons of action that will keep you reading late into the night! UNLEASHED is the first book in Emily Kimelman's best selling Sydney Rye series of vigilante justice mystery thrillers. When the series begins Sydney Rye is named Joy Humbolt. She does not like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller's dog-walking business on Manhattan's exclusive upper east side, it seems like the perfect fit: Quiet environment, minimal contact with people. Joy Humbolt is a woman who rather spend her days with dogs than people. But then one of her clients turns up dead, and Charlene disappears. Rumors say Charlene was having an affair with the victim--and of course, everyone assumes Joy must know where she is. Joy begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity then out of anger when there is another murder and threats start to come her way. When police detective Mulberry is assigned to the case, Joy finds a kindred spirit--cynical and none-too-fond of the human race. As they dig deep into the secrets of Manhattan's elite, they not only get closer to the killer but also to a point of no return. One last murder sends Joy Humbolt hurtling over the edge. Her only chance of survival and revenge is to become Sydney Rye. The Sydney Rye Series UNLEASHED (A Sydney Rye Mystery, # 1) DEATH IN THE DARK (A Sydney Rye Mystery, #2) INSATIABLE (A Sydney Rye Mystery, #3) STRINGS OF GLASS (A Sydney Rye Mystery, #4) THE DEVIL'S BREATH (A Sydney Rye Mystery, #5) INVITING FIRE (A Sydney Rye

Scrambled Hard-Boiled

Scrambled Hard-Boiled is classic American Noir where life isn't painted in black or white, only in brutal shades of grey. When you need to hire a bastard to get the job done, contact Jay Dafoe, private investigator. He's in the Yellow Pages. Dafoe is an unscrupulous, greedy, profane man. His only redeeming feature is that he's brutally honest both about his amoral nature and in his sardonic observations of the dark side of the world he has embraced. Nothing is sacred. Dafoe is on a case in a seemingly innocuous small town in North Carolina. What seems like an easy paycheck from a desperate father turns into a bloody killing that threatens the most important person in Jay Dafoe's world...himself. Scrambled Hard-Boiled isn't a parlor game mystery. There aren't any saints in Dafoe's life, only varying degrees of sinners, some of whom compensate him quite well. So when it comes to murder, Dafoe doesn't really have a problem with someone getting away with it, just as long he isn't the victim, and he gets paid.

Angel Dance

The Avenged (Book 1)

Rafferty's Rules

1st Gold Medal edition 1987 paperback vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

Watching Marilyn

Soft Case

The Second Bat Guano War

Rats ate his baby daughter while he partied in a disco. Now Horace "Horse" Mann is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Lima, Peru. Oh, and doing the odd favor for the CIA. When his Agency contact, Pitt Watters, goes missing, Horse's desperate efforts to find his only friend lead him to a Buddhist ashram on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There Horse uncovers his friend's involvement with a group of Gaia-worshipping terrorists who want to kill off the human "disease" infecting the earth. Can Horse find his friend in time? And when he does-will he want to stop him?

Blind Overlook