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Wrath (The Lieutenant Harrington Series Book 1)

Wrath - The Lieutenant Harrington Series, Book 1

Miami homicide lieutenant Nash Harrington has seen countless murders. Blood and bodies are nothing to lose sleep over.

Yet what seems to be a run-of-the-mill murder stemming from infidelity turns into a full-blown killing spree.

For this killer, taking the lives of his wife and her lover is merely the beginning. He'll take the deceit no more. His decision has been made. All the women who've wronged him in the past will die.

Harrington quickly finds the case turning personal when the killer's focus inches closer and closer to home.

Unknown to the lieutenant, one of his loved ones has a history with the killer. And that history is etched in the killer's mind.

No Good Deed

Justice at Christmas: A Justice Christmas short story

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 Sleuths Ultimate Justice - #2 Women Sleuths Virtual 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. A Christmas short story of 10,000 involving all the old members of the team.

DI Lorne Simpkins and her partner DS Pete Childs encounter a dangerous gang of Santas who plan on creating havoc on the streets of London on Christmas Eve.

Pete is persuaded to go undercover to foil the gang's audacious plan.

New Harry Hole Thriller: The Thirst Free Ebook Sampler

HARRY HOLE IS BACK! READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS OF THE BLISTERING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN AND POLICE AHEAD OF PUBLICATION.

THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS...

A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.

HE'S IN YOUR HOUSE... HE'S IN YOUR ROOM

Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD

When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.

'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride... Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON

'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD

'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times

'Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE

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.

Tough Justice: Exposed (Part 1 of 8)

A new job. A new case. A new criminal....

Special Agent Lara Grant would do anything to get her mark - until her last undercover case, infiltrating the notorious Moretti crime ring, forced her to get close to the top. Way. Too. Close....

Now, starting a new job in New York City, all Lara wants is to leave the ghosts of her past behind. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed.

Then a woman's body is found, branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is...and exactly how to make her pay....

Part 1 of 8 in a chilling, high-octane FBI thriller: Tough Justice from New York Times best-selling author Carla Cassidy and Tyler Anne Snell, Carol Ericson, and Gail Barrett.

The First Shot (Lieutenant Kane - Dedicated to Death Series Book 1)

The First Shot: Book One in The Lieutenant Kane Dedicated to Death Series

For Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane, death is his life. If a single award existed for sinking himself into his work, he'd have two.

But the latest crime scene he's called to, an old abandoned factory, leaves him with more bodies than leads. Three drug dealers are found shot to death--not an uncommon sight in the least. The problem lies with the pair of middle-aged women--bound, gagged, and executed--found at the same location.

Before he can sink his teeth into the initial investigation, Kane is called out to another multiple homicide. He comes up with only more questions when the second group of murders appears connected to the first.

As the lieutenant tracks down the few leads, he begins to get a clearer picture of those he seeks. That picture quickly turns crystal clear when Kane finds himself face-to-face with someone that "armed and dangerous" doesn't even begin to describe.

Rope Enough (The Romney and Marsh Files Book 1)

Newly promoted Detective Sergeant Joy Marsh is shipped out to Dover on the Kent coast to work under Detective Inspector Romney, a copper with a reputation as a cantankerous man but good at his job.

On her first night as his sergeant, a brutal crime in the town starts a chain of events that will test the mettle, the resolve and the detective in both of them.

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The Romney and Marsh Files now number six (nearly seven). They don't have to be read in order; they do all work as stand-alone novels. However, to get the most out of each it is recommended that they are consumed in the order in which they were prepared, a bit like the courses of a good meal. (Who wants to eat ice-cream before a bowl of soup?)

Here are the books of the series in order:

#1 Rope Enough

#2 Making a Killing

#3 Joint Enterprise

#4 A Dog's Life

#5 Particular Stupidities

#6 Unhappy Families

#7 A White-Knuckle Christmas (In production.)

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Bridal Sacrifice (Sacrifice, #1)

For Keira, life is not a fairy tale. Growing up in a witch clan, she was nothing but a treasure, for others to take power from. Now at the age of 19, running from the wedding that was meant for her to be sacrificed, she has nowhere to go other than a witch, hoping to survive from her clan members. Just when she thought, she survived everything her soon to be a husband who was supposed to be dead returns with every determination to take her soul and leave her insane.

For Alexander, everything has been easy. You either love him or hate him with all you have. So when he needs the soul that can make him more powerful than he is, he'll use everything he can to make Keira his. But in the game of trust, she refuses to give into his charms and he dreads to feel something for her.

And just when both of them thought things couldn't get any worse, an old Reaper comes back to hunt both of them, forcing them to team up to save themselves. Now it can work between Alex and Keira, but only-

If the other doesn't kill one first.

The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in The Suburban Murder Series)

In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn't happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect facade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers' need to live vicariously only makes it worse.

Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx's top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men--and a lot smarter, too. Yet when is summoned to Greenvale, she finds herself getting lost in a case that even she can't comprehend. She stumbles into a land of secrets, a place where husbands hide their pasts from their wives, where friends are not what they seem, and where no one wants to know too much. As she digs deeper into layers of suburban dysfunction, she comes to learn that, behind all the fake smiles, there is a subtle violence--rivaling even her crime-ridden streets of the Bronx.

With a killer on the loose, time running out, and a new partner who never recovered from his washed-up alcoholic days, the odds are stacked against Bella. She is determined, though, to save these girls, whatever the cost. Yet as she gets close, the depth of psychosis she discovers shocks even her....

THE LOST GIRLS (BOOK #2 IN THE SUBURBAN MURDER SERIES) is now available!

Missing Person: The Beginning

The small town of Deville, Washington holds a population of less than ten thousand people. In addition to its annual fall cider festival, it also boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the state. It's an idyllic little town, where people escape the big city to enjoy nature. For Chase Grant, it was a fresh start, a new beginning. But when the family down the street disappears, Grant is forced to confront a past that he had thought he'd left behind.

The Abducted: The Beginning, Book 0

To solve a high-profile abduction, one former-police officer must confront a dark past.

A child's abduction leads to a frightening pattern within a South Florida town where nothing is as it seems. Amidst the vast wetlands, suburban sprawl, and tropical heat, the Lee County police department knows what to expect on any given day. But when a serial child predator stakes his claim in the area, there is no knowing when and where he will strike. The parents of the latest victim are baffled to receive no ransom demands, given their wealth and influence. And the town is in an uproar as the girl marks the fifth child to vanish.

In this mystery thriller, best-selling author Roger Hayden embarks on a terrifying journey through the darkest recesses of the human mind with Abducted, a bold new suspense series certain to have listeners locking their doors at night.

The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies (Book 1): Volume 1

Eleri Eames didn't think she'd ever be allowed to work for the FBI again, so the special FBI division of NightShade seems like an amazing opportunity. But all too soon, her chance to start over starts to disturb her. When the FBI offers Donovan a chance to leave his job as a medical examiner and try his hand at something new, he takes a chance on the NightShade division. Somehow, he has to try to escape from his shadows, but can he trust Eleri with the truth? Thrown together on their first case, Eleri and Donovan must deal with a charismatic cult leader and his true-believers. The cult is mixed up with several decade-old kidnapping cases and the missing daughter of a prominent FBI Agent. As Eleri and Donovan dig deeper, they discover that NightShade's mysteries aren't coincidence. Their secrets will save them . . . or destroy them.

Blake Pierce: Mystery Bundle (Before He Kills, Cause to Kill, Once Gone and A Trace of Death)

Here is a bundle of the first books in four Blake Pierce series--the Mackenzie White, the Avery Black, the Riley Paige, and the Keri Locke series--all here in one convenient place. This bundle offers a great introduction to Blake Pierce's series with over 200,000 words of reading.

In BEFORE HE KILLS, a woman is found murdered in the cornfields of Nebraska, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn't take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose--and that his spree has just begun. Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she--and the local force--have ever seen. With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind.

In CAUSE TO KILL, Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off--only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her. Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.Yet even they cannot deny Avery's brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery's chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In ONCE GONE, women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer's mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined.

In A TRACE OF DEATH, Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles. A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother's voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate. What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter--of a prominent senator--was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.

Unknown (Sacrifice, #2)

One murder and two cases.

That's exactly what took Amy Gill to go to prison. Now she's determined to prove everyone that she's not the killer. But it proves not to be an easy job when she suddenly started to see her boyfriend who she supposedly killed. And it's definitely isn't going her way, when her boyfriend tries to kill her in every step, sleep or awake. Now her life has gone to a whole new level of intensity when she's sent to an asylum for her mental behavior. Her secret- she's a Reaper. And her only goal? Escape the asylum.

Detective Harrison got a new case of a murder and the fire in the asylum. All he got for a clue? A diary of a girl from the asylum. His secret- He's a warlock. And his only goal? Find out about the only witness that can help him solve the case.

But it's not as easy as they both thought when one has the Deshayes bloodline and other is a warlock. And it's definitely not easy when the door of hell is verged to be open-

Only to unleash hellhounds to take over the earth.

Claimed (Sacrifice, #3)

Keira Deshayes has finally returned to earth. With her fiancee Demon King Xavier, she can't ask more of a good life than she's living. Hell! She's the Demon Queen who has the power to awaken a dead. She knows and believes it. But deep down the memories of a time is haunting her to ask questions that might end her up in losing her life.

Alexander can't be more than happy to know that his wife has escaped hell. But all hell breaks loose as he learns his wife has a fiancee who is executing all the witches from this earth. Caught up in lies, deceits, betrayal Alexander has no choice but to team up with his friends to destroy their one last enemy. And then-

It's time to reclaim his possession.

South Street Mob - Book One: Payback's A Bitch

Installment one of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles "Bud" Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Mafia Kingpin, Scarponi, returns from prison and puts Frank Murray squarely in his cross hairs.

Dark City (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery Book 0)

Families, greed, corruption, murder. How well do you know the people you love?

Charlie Cooper has been a homicide detective for nearly a decade. He's about to head off for a well-earned break with his young family, but a call from his partner about a missing woman soon puts paid to that. With the vicious Adultery Killer due to strike at any time, all missing women get top priority from Homicide.

Cooper and his partner, Stocky, soon find themselves knee-deep in a baffling crime where everyone close to the victim has something to hide. As they criss-cross the city of Sydney, Cooper and Stocky put their own lives on the line to save another innocent victim from an especially evil villain.

Dark City is the prequel novella to the Dark Series, but it also works well as a stand-alone story.

Pick up Dark City today and see why readers are returning to this series again and again.

Dying Eyes: Volume 1 (DS Brian McDone)

What secrets hide behind dying eyes? With the Christmas and New Year chaos out of the way, it's time for the Preston Police Department to put their feet up and return to normality. But for DS Brian McDone, there is no respite from the frenzy. An unidentified young woman is found brutally murdered in a seedy section of the city, her body laced with bruises, her sharp fingernails digging into her palms. Her eyes are staring up at something in pure fear. Nobody knows who she is. As Brian and his team begin to piece together the clues, the answers lead him to places he would least expect. The further Brian digs, one question soon becomes apparent: who can he trust? The answer, it seems, may be life-threatening. The first in a new series from bestselling author Ryan Casey, Dying Eyes is a dark detective mystery with complex characters and a twisting, turning plot that is sure to please fans of the genre. If you enjoy hit Danish TV phenomenon, The Killing, you'll love Dying Eyes.

His First His Second

Meet Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend. She's nice. Too nice to be a copper if she's honest. She is also one of the most respected criminal analysts in the country, and finds herself assigned to DI Murphy's team in a cold northern city, investigating the kidnap-murders of two young women, both of similar appearance. But Richard-the father of latest girl to be taken-believes the police are not moving quickly enough. He launches a parallel investigation, utilising skills learned a long time ago, in a dark past that is about to catch up with him. As his secret actions hinder the police, Alicia remains in contact with Richard, and even starts to fall for him, forcing her into choices that will impact the rest of her life.

The Wife of a Lesser Man: Volume 1

Mark is chief of police for the Los Angeles police department. He's a strong family man, used to being pulled in all directions, and loves it that way. Life with Shelley and his daughters could not be better, until fate delivers a hammer blow and he suffers a heart attack. Timing could not be worse, a serial killer strikes just as Mark is released from hospital. Juggling work and ignoring concerns for his health, the chief of police finds himself paying attention to little other than the case. When the murderer leaves a clue too close to home, Mark finds himself tracking down a serial killer who seems to know more about him than his wife of twenty years. This is book one in a suspense trilogy. Readers can enjoy the books in any order as there are no cliff hangers. Each novel is a stand-alone story with simply the characters in common. Book two is called 'Don't Mess with Daddy's Girl' and is Book three 'The Wheels of Change' is coming soon.

Dead on Demand

He had the perfect life. Now he'll kill to get it back.

In the Spirit of Murder