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Darcy Sweet Mystery Box Set One: Books One to Six

The first six books in the Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery series in a box set.

Death Comes to Town (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 1)

Introducing Darcy Sweet. She would like to think she is just an ordinary woman. But she isn't ordinary. She has a connection to the other side that seems to draw her into mysterious situations more often than not. Add to the mix the antics of a rather naughty, slightly psychic cat and the eccentric ghost of her great-aunt Millie, and you have a recipe for anything but the ordinary.

Mists of the Past (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 2)

Darcy Sweet isn't what you would call a girly girl. She almost never wears makeup and loves nothing more than to wear a well worn pair of jeans, a t-shirt and her most comfortable pair of sneakers. So she felt a little strange as she prepared for her first official date with her new cop boyfriend. They were going to have a quiet romantic dinner in a nice restaurant. There was nothing to worry about, right?

Wrong!

From the Ashes (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 3)

When Darcy Sweet's friend asks her for help in finding out more about a young woman's mother she thinks that it will just be a routine communication with the other side. But when she is unable to establish any contact with the woman she is confused. There seemed to be only one reason for it but it didn't make any sense.

The Ghost of Christmas (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 4)

Darcy Sweet loves the Christmas season with its snow and Christmas trees and colorful decorations. She also loves the Christmas pageant that her town puts on every year. However this year things don't go as smoothly as hoped when an unexpected visitor shows up: The ghost of a murdered man who was a former pageant Santa. The ghost needs Darcy to find out who his killer is so he may finally rest in peace.

The Stolen Valentine (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 5)

Love is in the air for the folks in Misty Hollow as they prepare for their annual Valentine's Day dance. Darcy Sweet thinks that she has nothing more to worry about than decorating the Sweet Read bookstore, and what to get her boyfriend on the most romantic day of the year.

She couldn't have been more wrong!

Hiding From Death (A Darcy Sweet Cozy Mystery Book 6)

When Darcy Sweet returned home from a short vacation with her boyfriend she found, much to her dismay, that her deceased neighbor's house had been sold.

The new owner, a mysterious dark haired woman, set tongues wagging around Misty Hollow for being very aloof and unlikeable. The only thing the woman had going in her favor was her young son whom she was very protective of.

Darcy became intrigued with her new neighbor and even though the woman demanded that Darcy leave them alone, she couldn't. Darcy felt that there was more to it, that the woman had a secret. Especially after having a vision that reveals the danger that the woman is in.

Will Darcy be able to help the woman before her past catches up with her and someone gets hurt or worse...?

Promise You Won't Tell? (A Dani Ripper Novel Book 2)

"I think something might have happened to me Saturday night. Something bad."

Private Investigator Dani Ripper's client list is nuttier than the Looney Tunes conga line, but she diligently solves one crazy case after another, waiting for a game-changer.

Enter Riley Freeman, 17-year-old honor student.

Saturday afternoon Riley quietly placed a little strawberry sticker on her private area and pretended it was a tattoo. She didn't tell anyone about it. That night she went to a slumber party that featured drinking and boys. Riley fell asleep, woke up the next day with no reason to think anything happened...

...Until Monday, at school, when a classmate called her Strawberry.

Coincidence or crime? Dani agrees to investigate. And the roller coaster ride begins.

THE GIRL TAKERS Part 1: Bombshell (A Kat & Robin human trafficking thriller)

DESPAIR ... SURVIVAL ... MURDER Ex-cop Robin Simmons never had to think about them - UNTIL NOW.



A chance meeting, one wet afternoon in Manchester, brings Robin and Kat together. When he falls in love with this rich lady his life slowly takes several turns for the worse and he becomes uncertain about Kat. But after some passionate lovemaking one night, he knew all his fears were unfounded - until she dropped her bombshell. She needs him to do something very unusual, something very important for her, something no other woman would dare ask of her man - unless?

But after Kat mysteriously disappears, and despair set in, he was ready to let her go. Yet, as the weeks passed by, he knew he was still madly in love with her, knew he had to find her. His travels take him to the other side of the world where, months later, a second chance meeting brings them together once more.



But others are looking for Kat: the deadly girl takers. Set in Manchester and Hua Hin, this free 33,000 word trafficking, dark mystery thriller with romance is part 1 of 3. All three parts are available in one complete volume for less than buying the parts separately. Scroll up to start reading straight away.

Sand-Witch on Rye: A Witch Mystery (The Soup and Sand-Witch Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

In Not-So-Normal Town, strange things are happening. Turmoil, murder, and cookie jar spirits are turning the paranormal world upside down. Katy can't help digging for clues when Miss Priss turns up dead at the local bowling alley. Too bad her magic is rusty. She's having a spell of a time finding answers. Magic is only good when you remember how to use it.

Teaming up with her best friend, Katy hopes to reveal the truth before it's too late. With an itch to become a better witch, she knows she'll need to brush up on her skills, but with no time to spare, she needs to find answers before the killer strikes again.

Sand-Witch on Rye is the first book in The Soup and Sand-Witch Cozy Mystery series, and offers a family-friendly read with no foul language.

A Friend in Death: A Short Read (A Moonlight Bay Psychic Mystery Book 1)

Introducing Miranda Wylder... A Pyschic/Medium and Crime Novelist who inadvertently gets tangled up in Murder!

From the author of the Darcy Sweet Mystery Series.

Miranda Wylder is on her way up. Life is good for the Psychic/Medium Crime Novelist with one successful novel already and a second on its way up the charts.

But then her best friend, Kyle Hunter, is murdered right in her own backyard and the detective in charge of the investigation seems determined to put her in the frame.

She has to convince the police of her innocence so she must use her intuition and deduction, along with help from Kyle's ghost, to discover the truth behind the murder and to see the true Killer behind bars.

In this Psychic Mystery, can Miranda overcome this terrible truth to see justice done?

Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery-Book 1)

A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go. --Midwest Book Re....

A Journal of Sin: A Sarah Gladstone Thriller Book 1: Volume 1

A murdered priest leaves behind records of confessional secrets.Secrets someone would prefer he to....

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

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

'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy: Greatest Hits Mysteries book #1: Volume 1

YOU CAN'T PICK YOUR FAMILY... Death by Chocolate is her favorite dessert. And those knitting needles aren't just for craft projects. To most people, Gin Bombay is an ordinary single mom. Then again, they don't know she's from a family of top secret assassins. Somewhere between leading a Girl Scout troop for her kindergartner--would nooses count for a knot badge?--and keeping their puppy from destroying the furniture, Gin now has to take out a new target. BUT YOU CAN PICK THEM OFF Except this target has an incredibly hot Australian bodyguard who knows just how to make her weak in the knees. But with a traitor threatening to expose everything, Gin doesn't have much time indulge her hormones. She's got to find the leak and clear her assignment...or she'll end up next on the Bombay family hit list. Other Greatest Hits Mysteries available: Guns Will Keep Us Together - book #2 Stand By Your Hitman - book #3 I Shot You Babe - book #4 Paradise by the Rifles Sights - book #5 Snuff the Magic Dragon - book #6 My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen - #7

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes: A Rose Gardner Mystery

The first in the "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling series. For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV is bad even before she has a vision of herself dead. She s had plenty of visions, but this one is different. She s never seen herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered instead of Rose, there s only one thing that s certain: Rose is the prime suspect. With prison looming, Rose realizes she s wasted her life and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before everything falls apart. From drinking a glass of wine to doing more with a man, Rose is well on her way to committing a good number of the seven deadly sins, with the help of her hot and mysterious neighbor Joe. Joe is new to town, and it doesn t take a vision for Rose to realize he s got plenty of dangerous secrets of his own. When her house is broken into and someone else she knows is murdered, Rose realizes that dying in the county jail may not be her biggest worry after all in Denise Grover Swank s sparkling and romantic mystery series debut, "Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes.""

Irreparable Harm: Volume 1 (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller)

There's a smartphone app capable of crashing a commercial jet. And it's for sale to the highest bidder. Attorney Sasha McCandless is closing in on the prize: After eight years of long hours, she's about to make partner at a prestigious law firm. All she has to do is keep her head down and her billable hours up. Then a plane operated by her client slams into the side of a mountain, killing everyone aboard. She gears up for the inevitable civil lawsuits. But, as Sasha digs into the case, she learns the crash was no accident. She joins forces with a federal air marshal and they race to prevent another crash. People close to the matter start to turn up dead. And Sasha's next on the list. She'll need to rely on her legal training and Krav Maga training in equal measure to stop a madman and save herself.

To Kill For

Families can be murder ... do you trust yours? Money and a handsome fiance from a good family. What more could a girl want? Jamie McKay appears to have the perfect life, but things suddenly start to go horribly wrong. A sudden death and a run-in with a would-be killer leave her alone, afraid and a long way from home. Kat McKay, long estranged from her family, returns to the small town she hasn't been back to since she walked away as a teenager. Determined to find out what happened to her niece, she must face the demons from her past and enlist the help of the man she left behind. Can the McKay's survive the explosive results?"

All Good Deeds (Lucy Kendall #1): Volume 1 (The Lucy Kendall Series)

She's no killer. She's just taking out the trash. Don't call Lucy Kendall a serial killer. She's fighting for the innocent, and she'll do whatever it takes to bring justice. When a child disappears, Lucy quickly discovers the link to a predator she's faced before-a man the state of Pennsylvania decided to turn loose on the streets. Determined to find the little girl and put a criminal behind bars for good, Lucy forces her way onto the case. As the search for the kidnapped child pulls Lucy into a web of evil beyond her darkest imagination, she'll have to face her own dark truths to save the little girl-and herself.

Dangerous Habits: Volume 1 (Leah Nash Mysteries)

A message from a dead woman ... Equal parts smart and smartass, reporter Leah Nash is rarely at a loss for words. But when she receives a cryptic message from a nun asking for help, just hours after the woman's body is pulled from the river, Leah is stunned. The dead woman was on staff at DeMoss Academy, a residential school for troubled kids run by an order of Catholic nuns. Leah's self-destructive younger sister Lacey had died there five years earlier. The nun's note and an old newspaper clipping attached to it propel Leah into a search for the truth about her sister's "accidental" death. But it's a mystery no one wants her to pursue. Not her publisher, who orders her to stop making waves. Not the director of DeMoss Academy, who's concerned about the school's reputation. Certainly not the politician's wife worried about Lacey's connection to her husband. As Leah starts closing in on the real story behind her sister's death, someone starts closing in on her. And just when she's got it all figured out, a shocking revelation changes everything.

Sign Off (Caught Dead In Wyoming, Book 1)

Divorce a husband, lose a career ... grapple with a murder. TV journalist Elizabeth "E.M." Danniher will tell you she committed two sins - she didn't stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive - her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the "Helping Out!" reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming is getting a refund for a defective toaster. Tough, funny and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with isolation, keeping a professional edge, and an evolving self-image. Is Wyoming - the land of cattle, cowboys, tumbleweeds, and fewer than six people per square mile - her new home or a road to permanent obscurity? Soon she's in a battle of wills with ex-football player turned journalist Mike Paycik, who sees her as a handy rung on his career ladder. And there's the matter of a deputy sheriff-missing or murdered? Elizabeth finds herself investigating at the insistence of a girl who's set on proving her father's innocence. Not that enigmatic rancher Thomas David Burrell makes investigating easy. But Elizabeth won't fade to black without a fight, no matter how final some might want to make her Sign Off. Don't miss any of "Caught Dead in Wyoming" Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch What people are saying about SIGN OFF "This is one of those books that you want to stop everything to read while hoping it never ends." "Sign Off is a brisk, enthralling page-turner" - P.B. Ryan, bestselling author "Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." - Emilie Richards, USA Today Bestselling Author "That was fun." "Be prepared for lots of twist and turns." "I read it in one sitting. I hadn't planned it that way, but just couldn't stop." "The characters were a mix of funny, sad, and quirky and were totally believable. There was just enough humor to lighten the story, but not to disrespect the seriousness of crime."

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A Trace of Death (a Keri Locke Mystery--Book #1)

Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by th....