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The Final Trick: Final Trick Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Book 1

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"A must read ***** 5 star all the way"

Private Investigators Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are hired to track down young single mother Willow Jackson. But when a body is found on the outskirts of town, all seems lost. The body is naked, riddled with drugs and shows strange signs of water damage. But Willow Jackson's body is discovered miles inland and had never taken drugs in her life. The girl's mother is determined to discover what happened... and so a missing persons case becomes a murder hunt.

When another young woman goes missing, she must fight to get free before her time runs out. The hunt to save her is joined by a mysterious rival - a man who will not stop until he has revenge.

Who will find the killer before they strike again? DI Hogarth and the police? The PIs? Or the mysterious hunter?

Welcome to Metropolis-on-sea. A town burning through the ambition of its leaders, a place infected by a wicked lust, preying on the weakness of those it has seduced.

Welcome to The Final Trick...

Full of dramatic tension, with snappy dialogue, mystery, twists, thrilling action, humour and a hint of romance, this full-length novel should satisfy fans of all great mysteries and crime thrillers. If you love Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, and the Long Time Dying series then you will love The Final Trick.

Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley - London Calling Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series

THE FINAL TRICK - Book 1

TASTE OF DEATH - Book 2

THE DANGER ROOM- Book 3

BOOK FOUR COMING SOON!

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The Runaway Train

What happened to Vanessa Finch?

The only thing Detective Kathryn Lincoln has to go on is a name. When another child vanishes into the creeping fog around a bus station, Kathryn and her partner, Selena Marrenger, embark on a mission to find the truth behind the disappearances. What they uncover is a hidden secret far more sinister than they could have imagined.

As suspects begin to pile up, Selena is forced to leave the case for the FBI. Alone, and desperate for answers, can Kathryn find who's responsible before it's too late?

Dark Paradise

Reality television just got deadly.

When a contestant on hit reality show Transformation in Paradise turns up dead, Detectives Cooper and Quinn find themselves out of their comfort zone on a remote holiday island. Amid growing pressure from the mainland to solve the high-profile case, Cooper struggles with the island's lack of resources and the decision from up high that the show must go on.

With the million dollar winner-takes-all prize still up for grabs, the show's five remaining contestants all seemingly have something to hide. Did one of them commit murder? Was a crew member involved? Or does the island have secrets of its own?

Dark Paradise is a fast-paced novella, a bonus story in Catherine Lee's page-turning Dark Series. Join Cooper and Quinn as they take a break from the city and find out that island paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Stealing Power: A gripping crime thriller full of suspense (A Detective India Kane & AJ Colt Crime Thriller)

Stealing women's power is easy ... until you pick the wrong one.

Detective Chief Inspector AJ Colt lives his life in the limelight. The charismatic star of New Scotland Yard is public relations gold. Everyone loves him. Well, almost everyone. For three years a vicious serial rapist has been taunting and tormenting him, sending him recordings of every sickening crime he commits. But with no DNA from the devastated victims the trail is stone cold dead, until a familiar landmark leads Colt back to his hometown - the last place on earth he wants to be.

It's also the last place on earth Detective India Kane wants him. The obsessively private local keeps her head down, works hard, and doesn't bother anybody. She likes life that way. When people bother her, things have a tendency to get messy. She's just landed a career changing case - a brutal drug-facilitated rape investigation - and doesn't take kindly to the arrogant newcomer parachuted in to snatch it from her.

The hunt is on.

But Colt and Kane's prey is just warming up. As he escalates, so does his power. And he won't stop until he's stolen it all ... even if it means bringing his own brand of terror directly to those who hunt him.

When their lives collide - it won't just be the victims' worlds that are torn apart.

A compelling police thriller with a dark psychological twist, Stealing Power is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Caroline Mitchell, Carol Wyer and Karin Slaughter.

Tell Him He's Dead

From the Number One Bestselling Crime Author, a brilliant new SHORT STORY featuring murder detective Max Wolfe who is haunted by a nightmare of his own making ...

As detective Max Wolfe recovers from the injuries sustained in The Murder Bag, a figure from his past comes back into his life: his childhood sweetheart, now stalked and threatened by her violent ex-partner.

As Max attempts to protect her, he is haunted by a nightmare of his own: the reappearance of the terrorist he killed with his car at the start of The Murder Bag.

Are they visions brought on by the medication Max is taking? Or is he going mad?

Or do some people just have to be killed twice?

Praise for the DC Max Wolfe series

'Tense and human, fast and authentic' Lee Child

'A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling characters conspire to make this a must read' Jeffery Deaver

'Great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming' Sophie Hannah

'I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons' writing. This is brilliant stuff!' Peter James

Origin – Read a Free Sample Now (Robert Langdon)

An extract from Origin, the spell-binding new thriller from the bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno.

Dan Brown's new novel, Origin, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in Spain, where Langdon is drawn into a terrifying race against time that will bring him face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried - until now.

This preview includes the prologue and first chapter of Origin.

Origin is out on 3rd October 2017.

'Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger' Wall Street Journal

'As engaging a hero as you could wish for' Mail on Sunday

'For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide' Sunday Times

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Fire and Water

Officer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead. His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child. Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner. Of course, Red isn t surprised when gorgeous Terry won t give him and his ugly mug the time of day. Overhearing one of the officer s comments about him being shallow opens Terry s eyes. Maybe he isn t as kindhearted as he always thought. His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to the elderly. On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what s on her mind. Turns out, she s Officer Red s aunt. Red and Terry s worlds collide as Red tries to track the source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex-boyfriend who won t take no for an answer. Together they might discover a chance for more than they expected if they can see beyond what s on the surface. "

Last Gasp

Blood Orchids

Title: Blood Orchids Binding: Paperback Author: TobyNeal Publisher: TobyNeal

Malevolent: Volume 1 (Shaye Archer Series)

From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the first in a new thriller series. Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer's past. Including Shaye. Shaye Archer's life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous fifteen years, not even her name. Nine years later, she's a licensed private investigator, with a single goal-to get answers for her clients when there aren't supposed to be any. And maybe someday, answers for herself. Emma Frederick thought her nightmare was over when she killed her abusive husband, but someone is stalking her and tormenting her with mementos from her past. With no evidence to support her claims, the police dismiss her claims as post-traumatic stress, but Shaye is convinced that someone is deliberately terrorizing Emma...playing a cat and mouse game with only one goal in mind. To kill Emma.

Call Me Cat: Volume 1

"Make me forget about everything except you." Catelyn Travis is a good girl who gets good grades in law school, doesn't date and never gets into trouble. But when a run of bad luck threatens to destroy everything she's worked for, she's forced to become Cat, phone sex goddess who fulfills the fantasies of her clients night after night. When she meets Ashton Davenport the Third, bad boy biker billionaire, she knows to stay away. But when he calls her alter ego, Cat, she has no choice but to fall for the sexy stranger. Now her life is spiraling out of control as she struggles to keep her two identities separate, but there's one person who knows her secret. And he'll stop at nothing to destroy her, just like he destroyed her parents. Threatened at every turn, her life crumbling around her, Catelyn must decide who she can trust, because the wrong choice could end her life. Contains mature content, recommended for adult readers. Trigger warnings: Sexual assault and animal abuse **This is book 1 in 3 and has a cliffhanger ending. Watch for the sequels coming in March 2014, (Tell Me True and Leave Me Love) with an omnibus edition of all three books together coming late March***

Buried: Volume 1 (Twisted Cedar Mysteries)

Justice is overdue in the coastal town of Twisted Cedars where two unsolved mysteries lay buried in the past. Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sister Jamie is about to marry a man he deeply dislikes. Local Twisted Cedars librarian Charlotte Hammond prefers her mysteries-and her romances-between the covers of a good book, especially since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago. But then the dark and tortured soul who is Dougal Lachlan walks into the Twisted Cedars Library asking for her help. Before long Charlotte realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries...and especially not in Twisted Cedars. "One of my favorite elements of Carmichael's books is her gripping portrayal of family dynamics." Kathy Altman, USA Today "Carmichael's dialogue sparkles..." Romantic Times Reviews "When I tally up the books I've read at the end of the year this book will stick out on the keeper shelf..." Debbie K. Gilbert, Amazon, on The Fourth Child "C.J. Carmichael's The Dad Next Door is remarkably well written. Her characters have depth...and her depiction of their emotions is spot-on..." Romantic Times "Really good book with great characters....I didn't want to put it down-" Ladyacct, Goodreads, on The Fourth Child

Bundle of Trouble (Berkley Prime Crime Mysteries)

Bundle of Trouble The first novel in a new series introduces first-time mom and private investigator Kate Connolly. After she receives a call telling her a body pulled from San Francisco Bay may be that of her brother-in-law, Kate finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. Original. Full description

The Gauguin Connection: A Genevieve Lenard Novel: Volume 1

Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst. A straightforward murder investigation quickly turns into a quagmire of stolen Eurocorps weapons, a money-laundering charity, forged art and high-ranking EU officials abusing their power. As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life. It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.

Serious Crimes: Strike a Match Book 1: Volume 1

Even after the apocalypse, crimes must be solved. Strike A Match They called them Artificial Intelligences. Sentient viruses were closer to the truth. They spread throughout the world until every networked circuit was infected. Then they went to war. Millions died in the nuclear holocaust that brought an abrupt end to the AI's brief reign of terror. Billions more succumbed to radiation, starvation, and disease. But millions survived, and they rebuilt. Serious Crimes Twenty years later, a ceremony is being held to mark the first transatlantic broadcast since The Blackout. The Prime Minister of Britain and two of the Presidents of the United States will speak to an audience of nearly ten million people. Not all are celebrating. Crime is on the rise, and power is once again a prize worth murdering for. Ruth Deering, a new graduate from the police academy, doesn't care about ancient history or current affairs. She only joined the force to escape the smog-infested city. Those hopes are dashed when she is assigned to the Serious Crimes Unit, commanded by the disgraced Sergeant Mitchell. Her first case seems like a simple murder, but the investigation uncovers a counterfeiting ring and a conspiracy that threatens to destroy their fragile democracy. Serious Crimes is a transatlantic thriller set in a world of rationing and ruins, democracy and despotism, steam trains and smart phones. This is not the story of how the apocalypse is survived, but of what happens next.

Southern Spirits: Volume 1 (Southern Ghost Hunter)

When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick-she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can't refuse from the town's bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with. Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee's finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless-and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon, Verity learns there's more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms. There's a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?

The Murder Pit (A Moose River Mystery Book 1)

Daisy Savage finally has everything she wants. A new husband. A bunch of kids. A charming old house.

What she doesn't want is a dead body.

When a frozen pipe in the basement of her century-old home leads her and her husband downstairs into a newly discovered crawl space, they find a coal chute they didn't know they had. And a corpse inside of it.

Things become complicated when Daisy realizes she knew the victim. And things get even worse when it becomes increasingly clear that the body was placed there to make Daisy look like the killer.

Against her husband's advice and her own common sense, Daisy makes it her mission to prove to the denizens of Moose River that she is innocent. But doing so may be more dangerous than she planned.

I spy, I Saw Her Die (BOOK ONE): a gripping, page-turning cyber crime murder mystery conspiracy thriller.

Is this the CRIME THRILLER of the year?

In a race against time, it's Ray Luck against the world!

When Ray Luck - a top cyber security expert - accidentally stumbles upon a devastating secret while surfing the web, he knows immediately he is in way above his head and soon he is being hunted by both Mossad and the British Security Services.

Alone, desperate, with only three days to live, Ray is a man with not one, but several missions: to save the life of his girlfriend who has been kidnapped by the security services; to prevent a terrorist cyber attack destroying London; to save the Middle East peace process; and to bring one of the most powerful men in the world to justice for the savage killing of an apparently innocent woman, a murder certain powerful people in the British Government are determined to cover up at all costs.

Only Ray can stop them all.

But as the clock starts to tick, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Who is the real enemy? And who can he trust? Unless he finds out soon, will Ray's luck finally run out?

Find out for yourself!

Written by a cyber security expert, this thriller will make you think twice about our modern world and using the internet. By the time you've finished the book, whenever you next watch television, you'll wonder just who is watching you! It's called 'tele-vision'. Now you'll understand why!

Murder, mystery, cyber crime, espionage, conspiracy, a terrorist plot, romance, page-turning, nail-biting adventure... this book has got it all.

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This is a must read! You will never view the internet in the same light again !! This book has it all, murder , mystery, intrigue. I couldn't put it down. As always this author amazes me with his knowledge and with his very fertile imagination.....or is it !!!!!" Amazon Reader (UK)

Yet another cracking read from Ian C.P. Irvine! I read it in one sitting!" Amazon Review (UK)

Breathtaking! A thriller. in every sense!" Amazon Review (UK)

What a book ! And so many twists and turns ...sometimes when books are written up they sound wonderful and are often disappointing but not this book .... Was sad to finish it ...but at least that let me get on with life as I let this book consume my life !!!!" Amazon Review (UK)

Compelling and Highly Recommended! This is a captivating and exciting story from Ian Irvine's amazingly fertile mind, which captivates the reader from beginning to end. Irvine aims not only to entertain but also inform and provides explanations for the technology used in his story, without it becoming boring, which help to convince the reader that this is not pure imagination but a real possibility. If you don't already turn off the stand-by lights on your TV et cetera to save electricity, you probably will after this in an effort to retain your privacy! Amazon Review (UK)

Yet another superb offering of conspiracy, crime, murder and a love story from Ian... I have been a follower of this wonderful author for some time now and he never fails to bring a new meaning to crime thrillers.... I'm so glad I pre ordered this gripping book. Please, please do not hesitate to get this A.S.A.P! I can promise you will not regret it for an instant. Amazon Review (UK)

Please note: Book One of Two Parts; please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. This is an excellent way to introduce yourself to this new and exciting author!- If you enjoy Book One, to continue the story you may then choose to download Book Two. Alternatively, readers are always recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Book Two is free with Kindle Unlimited!

MURDER RITES: THE JOHNNY SUNDANCE MYSTERY SERIES (JOHNNY SUNDANCE MYSTERIES Book 1)

A priest is brutally murdered. The killer is still on the loose. Will the assassin strike again? When Private Investigator Johnny Sundance takes the assignment, he immediately runs into problems. The case has gone cold. His star witness is dead. His best suspect turns out to be innocent. Time is running out. Will Johnny solve the murder before his client meets his own death? MURDER RITES is the first novel in The Johnny Sundance Mystery Series.

Join the thousands who have downloaded it. If you like a fast paced mystery, loaded with suspense, plot twists, a dash of humor, and a supernatural touch, you'll love MURDER RITES. Pick up your copy now to discover this new and exciting series!

Sharp Turn (Tara Sharp Book 2)

Book 4: Sharp Edge just released on October 24!

Tara's quirky PI business is attracting some even quirkier customers. She's not sure how Madame Vine's Escort Agency got her number. And then there's the eccentric motorcycle racing team owner, Bolo Ignatius. Both these clients want to Tara to investigate suspicious circumstances that turn up dead bodies. That can only mean one thing in this town: John Viaspa. Tara goes in for round two with the local crime boss, while balancing the tight rope of her deliciously complicated love life.

Tara Sharp's life can only be describe as furious fun.

Book 1: Sharp Shooter

Book 2: Sharp Turn

Book 3: Too Sharp

Book 4: Sharp Edge

The Text: A short story

**A new short from Sunday Times bestselling author. Order her newest full length novel, Last Seen Alive, now!**

A single text changed her life. Did it end his?

Emily Latimer is furious. Her boss Andrew is being so unreasonable, as always. She fires off a text to her boyfriend, only in her haste she sends it to her whole office group.

In it she says Andrew's being difficult about letting her have time off work. That she is angry. That she hopes he dies. The next day her face burns in the office. No one believes her when she says it was a typo, she meant to say does. She hopes he does.

It's a nightmare. But it gets worse - Andrew doesn't turn up for work. And then the police come knocking. Because Andrew Burton has been murdered . . .

Praise For Last Seen Alive

'Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read' B A Paris, the bestselling author of, Behind Closed Doors

'I loved the sense of lurking dread that pervades it all . . . I was absolutely gripped and intrigued' Emma Curtis, bestselling author of, One Little Mistake

'Fast-paced and chock-full of twists, Last Seen Alive is both absorbing and gripping. After reading it you'll never dream of a house swap again' Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made

'Brilliant. Twisty, exciting yet so very real' Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth

'Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, number 1 bestselling author of Before I Let You In

'I love stories when you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! This one kept me guessing' Jane Corry, author of the Sunday Times bestseller My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters

'A fab and twisty page-turner that kept me guessing' Lucy Clarke, author of Richard and Judy pick The Sea Sisters

Bakeries and Bones (A Westford Bay B&B Cozy Mystery - Book Zero)

Sticks and Bones and...Baker's Stones?



To most people, Ally Wescott has an idyllic life. Engaged to a French banker, a quaint apartment in Greater London, an array of amazing friends and a family friend whose bakery she gets to spend her free time in, polishing her passion for making sweet treats. What could possibly go wrong?



She's about to find out.



A surprise letter, a wavering fiance and the discovery of bones are about to shake her peaceful world to the core, and this time, a cup of tea and a slice of apple pie won't fix the major upheaval in her life... or will it?

Bakeries and Bones is a 10,000 word Prequel to the Westford Bay B&B Cozy Mystery Series



Ally and her wonderful group of friends live in the United Kingdom, so please note that this book contains British terminology and British spellings.

WAGES OF SIN: The Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Boxed Set

"Outstanding!"

A triple shot of high-octane excitement and dark mystery - three full-length action packed mystery thrillers in one page-turning boxed set!

Book 1: Luck and Judgment.

Gail Everett is determined to get justice from the corporation that destroyed her father's life - but no courtroom has ever found against them. She hires private investigators Roberts and Bradley - but real justice won't come easy.

Friends are divided. Young women are murdered on the streets. Private detectives Roberts and Bradley are snared in the dark heart of a thirty-year-old nightmare...

Book 2: Rite To Silence

A young loner drops dead on a public street. Dressed in a white gown, with black paint daubed across his eyes, the victim was killed by knife with devilish precision - and a plastic token is hidden in the fatal wound.

Roberts and Bradley are hired to honour a young man's memory and to prevent another bloodbath. And they must outwit a sinister killer and free his next victim before he strikes again...

Book 3: The Final Trick

Eva and Dan are hired to track down young single mother Willow Jackson. When a body is found on the outskirts of town, all seems lost. The body is naked, riddled with drugs and shows strange signs of water damage. But Willow Jackson's body is discovered miles inland and had never taken drugs in her life. Willow's mother is determined to discover what happened to her daughter... and a missing persons case becomes a murder hunt.

But the hunt is joined by a mysterious rival - a man who will stop at nothing until he has revenge. He too must be stopped...

Three gripping noir thrillers which can be enjoyed as standalone stories, or be as part of the thrilling series of Roberts and Bradley adventures. Discover why fans love Roberts and Bradley. Join the adventure today!

Full of dramatic tension, with snappy dialogue, mystery, twists, thrilling action, humour and a hint of romance, this full-length novel should satisfy fans of all great mysteries and crime thrillers. If you love Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, and the Long Time Dying series then you will love The Final Trick.

Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley - Join the adventure today!

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