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Ace and A Pair: A Dead Cold Mystery (Dead Cold Mysteries Book 1)

Detective John Stone of the NYPD has the best arrest record in the 43rd precinct. But he's a dinosaur who belongs to another age. Detective Carmen Dehan has such a bad attitude that nobody at the precinct can stomach her. Captain Jennifer Cuevas wants them both out of the way and thinks they make a perfect pair. So she gives them the Cold Cases file - the cases nobody gives a damn about.

She has no idea just how hot a cold case can get.

Ten years back Nelson Hernandez and his four cousins were playing poker in a dive at Hunts Point. Somebody came in, blew them away and beheaded and castrated Nelson, leaving his head and his balls on the table. There was no shortage of suspects, the Jersey Mob, the Triads from Manhattan, or the 43rds own bent cop, Mick Harragan. But nobody was ever charged, and the night of the murder Mick Harragan went missing with Nelson's wife, Maria.

Now Stone and Dehan plan to find him - whatever the consequences...

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.

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.

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.

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

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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A Deadly Blessing (LAPD Detective Maddie Divine Book 1)

The daughter of the governor of California is kidnapped, and LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is under the gun to find the critically ill teen before time runs out. With Maddie's marriage hanging by a thread, she follows the trail from the glamorous governor's mansion to the darkest heart of the city where gangs and organized prostitution thrive. She discovers her high-profile case comes with secrets on every side: cops, politicians, even the innocent. The only question is whether she can uncover the truth in time and whether or not her marriage can survive the investigation.

Retired LAPD Officer Kathy Bennett tells a lightning-paced story of suspense that will keep readers on edge from beginning to end.

Author's Note: This book contains mature situations and language.

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.

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.

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.

Dead Cold

On a hot New York summer's day, a corpse is found in a very public place and in unusual circumstances. As the homicide investigation begins, Detective Mason Trent begins to suspect that not everything is as it seems, in this puzzling murder mystery. Dead Cold is an e-short crime thriller.

Unquiet Souls

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.

Night

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.

Red Hot Steele: Volume 1 (Daggers & Steele)

Detective Jake Daggers likes his murder investigations the way he likes his women-straightforward, easy, and with a killer body. So when his older-than-dust partner throws his back out on a goblin raid, his captain assigns him a new running mate-a sexy young half-elf by the name of Shay Steele. It seems like a match made in Daggers' imagination, but Steele's no pushover. She's a powerful forensic psychic, and she's got sass oozing out of her boots. In a debut case teeming with fire mages, foundries, and a dead guy who's crispier than bacon, it's pretty clear Daggers isn't the only one getting a heaping helping of RED HOT STEELE.

A New Prospect

Courting Murder

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.

Foreign Deceit: Volume 1 (David Wolf)

Sergeant David Wolf is a good cop in the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. A good cop who's seen bad days before. But none like this. As if a harrowing attempt on his life, his ex-addict wife coming back into the picture, and a looming career change weren't enough, his world is turned when he receives word his brother has committed suicide in the Alps of Italy. Devastation and resentment over his only sibling's selfish act quickly gives way to a nagging suspicion that he isn't getting the whole truth. Conviction alone is enough to pull Wolf from his pressing events at home to the entirely foreign land of Northern Italy, and into a more deadly situation than he could have possibly imagined. With the help of a beautiful young officer of the Carabinieri, Wolf must piece together what happened on that last fateful night of his brother's life without ruffling too many feathers, or paying the ultimate price. A gritty tale of international mystery, Foreign Deceit is a cerebral, visceral and emotional ride that will keep you guessing until the final pages.

Deadly Offerings: Volume 1

No Good Deed

Wired In

Sins of the Father: The Bourbon Street Ripper

In 1972, the city of New Orleans was terrorized by a serial killer known as the Bourbon Street Ripper. Although he was captured, convicted, and executed, his deeds left a scar on the city. Now, twenty years later, the murders have started again, and the secrets of the past, left buried for so long, must be uncovered in order to stop this new horror. From Author Leo King comes a gritty tale of murder, mystery and suspense set in the Big Easy.