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Women Writers & Fiction
DEADLY LIES a gripping detective mystery full of twists and turns (Detective Mariner Mystery Book 1)
Discover a new detective in a tough city. DI Tom Mariner thinks he’s seen it all, but now he faces an investigation which will push him to the limit.“Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character.” Yorkshire PostTHIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS A WORM IN THE BUD.Journalist Eddie Barham is found dead in his home. A syringe is in his arm and a note by his side reads, ‘No More’.Open and shut case of suicide? Not for DI Mariner. Hours before, he saw Barham picking up a woman in a bar. And then Mariner discovers Barham’s younger brother, Jamie, hiding in a cupboard under the stairs.Jamie is the only witness to his brother's death, but his severe autism makes communication almost impossible. Mariner is determined to connect with Jamie and get to the truth. Is the journalist’s death related to his investigation of a local crime kingpin?What other dark secrets does Jamie hold the key to and can Mariner keep his relationship professional with Barham’s attractive sister, Anna?In a nail-biting conclusion, Mariner races against time to prevent more lives being lost.Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.This is the first book in the DI MARINER SERIES, more books coming soon!WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DEADLY LIES:“I liked it a lot, one of the better books I read this year.” Hannelore Cheney“5 STARS. What a wonderful book.” Ron“This is a complex plot which gripped me when I started reading.” Olga“5 Stars – A Gripping Read.” Barbara“A very well-written and gripping book.” Viv“A clever plot, excellent characters and that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that keeps you turning the pages.” NickiTHE SETTINGBirmingham is a city of stark contrasts with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Playing a key role in the industrial revolution, it helped shape the nation’s manufacturing industry But with its many green spaces, Birmingham also borders on the beautiful countryside of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, is just a few miles from Stratford on Avon and a short drive from the wild country of mid-Wales. Birmingham’s population is large and ethnically diverse, and while urban regeneration has forged a modern and culturally vibrant city, the decaying remnants of the industrial past and 1960s concrete jungle give it a unique and gritty character; the dark underbelly policed by DI Tom Mariner and his team.THE DETECTIVESDetective Inspector Tom Mariner is, on the surface, an average dedicated policeman, but his experiences as a younger man have given him an insight into life on the dark side, and a clear sense of right and wrong. Mariner has little interest in material things. He lives in a modest canal-side cottage, enjoys the occasional (real) beer and game of dominoes and drives an old car. He is most at home in the outdoors, with an OS map and a compass, and in times of crisis, will take off and walk for miles in any weather.Police Constable Tony Knox has recently transferred to the West Midlands force and finds himself back in uniform following an undisclosed transgression. A scouser with the gift of the gab, and an irrepressible ladies’ man, Knox is initially wary of the inscrutable DI Mariner, but, when a need arises, is grateful for his unquestioning support and the lack of curiosity about his personal life.DI MARINER SERIESBook 1: DEADLY LIESBook 2: INNOCENT LIESBook 3: KILLER LIESBook 4: BABY LIESBook 5: MARRIED LIESBook 6: BURIED LIESBook 7: MISSING LIESBook 8: DARKEST LIES
The Builder's Companion, Book 1: Zero to Planning Permission, UK/Ireland Edition, Your Complete Guide to Home Building
“ We all need a fixed point we can rely on and this book is a great place to start ”. Shaun O’Sullivan.Have a knowledgeable ‘Companion’ join you on your Home Building journey. You will be challenged to develop a strategy to design your dream home and alerted to looming pitfalls. Get advice on how to approach and instruct construction design professionals and contractors. Legal obligations are investigated and zoning issues are raised. Many new ‘green’ technologies are introduced and methods of cost control are emphasized. You will need an up-to-date home in a fast moving world.Stories and experiences are shared as many lessons are best remembered in the ‘story ’ form. This edition is tailored to meet UK and Ireland building codes and conditions. Book 2 is also available which continues the journey from ‘Start Building to Completion Certificate’.
From the author of the popular Maternal Harbor comes Harbored Secrets (a psychological mystery in the unearthing of family secrets.) In May of 1935, Blinny Platt’s homestead shack burns to the ground forever leaving her family asunder, scattering them like the embers flew on the Montana wind. She was only eight-years-old, sent away and in charge of her little sister. She could handle that because Platts take care of Platts.However, it is the hidden secrets of her parents smoldering beneath the charred remains that haunts Blinny until 1982. She once again leaves the home place to build a house for herself. As the foundation is poured and the walls go up, each of the hurtful memories are uncovered. Finally the mystery, left in the ashes of the burned home, is revealed. How could her mother do what she did?
"Rollicking dark, twisted fun!"Welcome to THE VENUEWhere the super rich can get away from it all. ...and get away with anything they want.You're invited to Caleb Hunt's wedding! Sure, you haven't spoken since you two had a falling out in high school, but Caleb has gotten over that. He's a forgiving person. It was all a misunderstanding. He credits you with turning him into the man he is today. He wants to repay you and everyone else from his life with an invitation to his destination wedding. An all-expense paid trip to a luxurious resort. High up in the Alps. Secluded and private. Please RSVP. It's sure to be a killer party.The newest gleefully violent release from the writer of INTERCEPTS and IN MY FATHER'S BASEMENT.REVIEWS:"TJ Payne delivers and is an author to watch." -- The Haunted Reading Room Reviews"It's Battle Royale at a wedding. If that summary appeals to you, then you will lose your mind over TJ Payne's The Venue." "Wow! Absolutely speechless! My heart is still racing!""A wild, twisted, wicked ride that I want to go on again!""If you enjoy books that are thrilling, interesting, unputdownable and that explore human nature ... then you HAVE GOT TO READ THIS!!"
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
This book was previously published by Thomas & Mercer, an Amazon Publishing imprint. Please check your downloaded Kindle books before purchasing.There’s only so long you can run for your life.Eva Driscoll is used to chasing down bad guys, but now the bad guys are chasing her. She knows they won’t stop until she’s dead.After her brother is killed in a faked suicide, Driscoll teams up with ex-soldier Rees Colback, the one person who can help her find answers. Together they’re determined to uncover why members of his Special Forces squad are dying in mysterious circumstances.But with every agency in the country in hot pursuit, their only choice is to flee.The clock is ticking. They can’t run forever. It’s time to make a choice: kill or be killed…
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
Nomads and Warriors: A Gripping Private Detective Mystery (Nomads and Warriors Private Investigator Crime Thriller series Book 1)
A DEADLY NEW MYSTERY BEGINS WITH A SUDDEN DISAPEARANCE… AND A LIFE OF SECRETS LAID BARE.Detectives Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are hired to track down missing psychotherapist, Laurence Potts. Potts has been Eva’s therapist for years – and his sudden disappearance leaves plenty of questions. As the detectives uncover the old man’s secrets, Eva realises she may have never known Potts at all. When a ransom letter is printed in a local newspaper, Eva and Dan must do whatever it takes to track the kidnappers down before the villains can carry out their threat to right past wrongs.The detectives face demons old and new as they peel through the layers of history, discovering that the old man’s wealth is going missing - and many dark secrets besides.Many people have motive to wish Potts harm, but without an obvious suspect the mystery deepens... and time is running out. The case gets more dangerous by the hour…And Eva’s life is about to take a dramatic turn…NOMADS AND WARRIORS – a gripping, page-turning, private investigator trilogy1. Nomads and Warriors2. A Violent Heart3. The Last Hope
The Man by the Sea: a gripping British mystery with a stunning twist (The Slim Hardy Mystery Book 1)
"An absolute feast for noir and paranormal thriller fans alike. Highly recommended." ~~ bestthrillers.comJohn "Slim" Hardy, heavy drinker and disgraced soldier turned bumbling private detective, is hired to investigate Ted Douglas, an investment banker who slips out of work every Friday to visit a desolate cove on the Lancashire coast. There, he walks to the shore, opens an old book, and begins to read aloud.His wife thinks he's having an affair.Slim thinks he's insane.The truth is more incredible than either could imagine.The Man by the Sea is the sensational debut novel by Jack Benton, a classic story of love, betrayal, murder, and intrigue.
Medium Penny Wright returns in a new paranormal mystery filled with shocking twists and turns.These walls conceal a terrifying secret.Everyone in Ashton, Colorado, knows that January House is haunted. Tucked away on an isolated hillside, it's been the site of grisly murders and unsolved disappearances. An artists’ commune took up residence there in the 1970s, creating a controversy that still divides the town. Now, a reclusive painter has died in the crumbling house. The police say it’s natural causes. But they don’t know why she fired a gun before she collapsed. Or why she called Bryce Wright, a man she hardly knew, and left a voicemail filled with her screams.Bryce convinces his sister, Penny Wright, to investigate. Penny has seen ghosts all her life. But the walls of January House conceal a horrifying, decades-old secret. Its dead are growing restless. Penny must go to lengths she's never imagined to solve January House's mysteries. And this time, it's the living who could pose the greatest threat.Note to readers: This book is part of a series, but can be read out of order as a standalone mystery.Angel Eyes is a ghost story, a murder mystery, and a supernatural thriller wrapped into one genre-bending page-turner! An original read you won't be able to put down."Suspenseful, emotional (I was crying during the last few chapters) and filled with detailed descriptions, this is a fast paced ride that I was more than willing to take." Katy, Goodreads ★★★★★"Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start." Billie, Goodreads ★★★★★"Penny Wright is back on a new haunting, this time far more dangerous! It's full of love, friendship, dangerous and sinister things." Juliana, Goodreads ★★★★★
Women Writers & Fiction
When a renowned book editor returns to her roots, she rediscovers her strength & her passion in this heartwarming novel from the author of The Waratah Inn.Sarah Flannigan is moving home to the small, beachside hamlet of Emerald Cove. After years in the city building a career as an editor at one of the top publishing houses in the country, she’s uprooting her life to help her mother run the family cafe after the divorce.Cindy Flannigan never thought she’d find herself single and alone in her sixties, but when her husband runs off with a younger woman, she uncovers secret debts he’s accumulated that will leave her in dire financial straits for the first time in her life. She calls on her eldest child to help and is delightfully surprised when her daughter moves home to the Cove. But concerns for her daughter's future happiness soon mar the reunion.Newlywed Meg has always wanted a family to love, so when she and Brad spend their honeymoon in Hawaii it seems like a dream come true. What happens next will change their lives forever. Visit beautiful Emerald Cove where a delightful ensemble cast of characters will warm your heart as you follow along with the ups and downs of their lives in this small beachside town.This is the first book in a continuing series for fans of Debbie Macomber.
Women Writers & Fiction
A scandalous affair. An old man with an attitude problem. A family inn crumbling to the ground.Will she ever survive the summer? Tana Martin was living her best life... until suddenly, she wasn't. When she catches her husband with a woman half her age, her friend suggests that she needs a little "you time" - meaning swimsuits, Mai Tais, and golden-sand beaches, not a cantankerous old man who needs a caretaker and a family inn that has fallen into a state of disrepairShe should be celebrating her silver wedding anniversary. Instead, she’s gearing up for the worst summer of her life.But Dolphin Bay, the small island off the coast of Maine where Tana spent many of her childhoods, has more than a few surprises in store. Amid the sea-breeze days and starry nights, old friendships are rekindled, new flames are ignited, and Tana begins to realize that the life she left behind might not be the one she craves after all.Visit the beautiful island of Dolphin Bay, where friendship, hope, love, and pastries are plentiful. This small-town women’s fiction series is perfect for readers of all ages.
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
Names are deadly. Diamonds are deadlierDetective Gabe Nichols is ready to start fresh. A new city, a new job, a new life. After what he and Kyra have been through in the past year, they deserve it. His first day on the new job brings a bizarre case in which several victims around the city are targeted. They all have identical names.Detective Cody Oliver has moved from rural, small-town cop life to the big city. He and Gabe team up for a bizarre case. One that makes little logical sense and brings enemies from the past to the forefront of their lives again.When another victim with the same name goes missing, and they realize missing children may be involved, Gabe and Cody race to figure out what clandestine organization is behind the murders. If they don't act fast, more innocent victims may be lost to the light forever.A prequel novella to the Gabe and Cody mystery series.
REVEALED: How to Write "A-List" Blog Posts and Build an Audience of Raving FansBooklet Length: 7596 WordsWhat's the secret to blogging success? It all starts with the content you create. You see, it's impossible to build a profitable blog if you're NOT providing value to visitors. In "How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers" you'll get a simple system for writing blog posts that readers love! Take Your Blog to the NEXT Level...Once upon a time, blogging was a platform for sharing your thoughts with the world. Now it has become a big business. You can’t write about yourself and expect to make money. What you need to do is create content in a strategic way where you're building a business.Always remember this:Most people read blogs for selfish reasons. Their loyalty largely depends on how much value you provide. They may "like" you, but they’ll stop reading the moment you stop publishing great content. Your goal is to always answer the "what's in it for me?" question that people have about your website.What you'll get with this booklet is a proven recipe for publishing great posts on a regular basis. You won’t just learn how to write the occasional “one hit wonder.” Instead you'll discover a method for cranking out great articles on a weekly basis. Follow the 5-Step Compelling Content Action Plan"How to Write Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers" details a proven strategy for building a rock-solid publishing plan. Inside this booklet you'll discover:19 Compelling Blog Post Ideas5 Steps to an Actionable Blog Post Schedule12 Elements of Engaging Blog PostsHow to Improve the Quality of Your Blog Content9 "Must Read" Content Creation ResourcesYou can write great blog posts! Just follow this blueprint and you'll learn how to do it.Would You Like To Know More?Download now and take your blog writing to the next level.Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'buy button'.
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
Games People Play: The start of a fast-paced crime thriller series for 2021 (PI Charlie Cameron Book 1)
When a baby is stolen from a Scottish beach, private investigator Charlie Cameron reluctantly agrees to take the case.While her parents are just yards away, thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland. Three days later, her distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron's office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has taken his daughter. And why.Against his better judgment, Charlie takes the case—and when bodies are discovered, he suspects this may not be an isolated crime. Is there a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades? Is baby Lily his latest victim? Charlie won’t be able to give up on this case. Memories and guilt from his childhood won’t let him…Owen Mullen is a best-selling author of psychological and gangland thrillers. His fast-paced, twist-aplenty stories are perfect for all fans of Robert Galbraith, Ian Rankin and Ann Cleeves.What readers say about Owen Mullen:'Owen Mullen knows how to ramp up the action just when it’s needed… he never fails to give you hard-hitting thrillers that have moments that will stay with you forever...''One of the very best thriller writers I have ever read.''Owen Mullen writes a good story, he really brings his characters to life and the endings are hard to guess and never what you expected.'
Adventure Stories & Action
The first Tom Wagner Adventure!Stolen relics, a mysterious power with an evil plan and allies with questionable allegiances.The Notre Dame fire, the theft of the Shroud of Turin and a terrorist attack on the legendary Meteora monasteries are just the beginning. Fear has gripped Europe.Tom Wagner, an officer in the anti-terror squad "Cobra", is trapped in an endless series of routine jobs and drills–until he finds himself in the middle of an international conspiracy. Suddenly he is in a race against time, trying to prevent a disaster that could tear Europe down to its foundations. And there’s no one he can trust…If you’re a fan of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon, James Rollins’ Sigma Force and Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt, don’t miss "The Sacred Weapon" – a page-turner you won’t be able to put down. Our readers love it!Get the first Tom Wagner adventure, "The Sacred Weapon": Whirlwind pacing, fantastic settings, historical myths, breathtaking action and plenty of humor: "The Sacred Weapon" - it's like reading a Blockbuster Movie!Our thrilled readers:“I like it! Short chapters, quick scene changes and themes taken from today’s news make a lot of things easy to understand. The detailed descriptions of locations alternate with a bird’s-eye view, and the authors manage to make every chapter compact and exciting. With the last sentence, it’s clear that marketing experts know how to write – when is Volume 2 coming out?”“Exhilarating, great writing! A nice mixture of Dan Brown, James Bond, Jason Bourne, and a little Viennese humor thrown in for good measure. Solid research on the locations and surprising plot twists. All in all, a successful debut, definitely worth reading. Looking forward to the second installment!”“My expectations weren’t just met, they were exceeded. The entertaining and sometimes peculiar characters and the detailed historical backgrounds and locations make the book a real pleasure to read. The writing style is short and concise, no convoluted sentences – I like it! Normally I’m not interested in world religions or their history, but with Tom Wagner I was happy to be on board! In short: I’m going to be a repeat offender. ;)”“I’m a huge Dan Brown fan, and I was a little skeptical at the beginning – but Tom Wagner won me over after just a few pages! Great book, looking forward to more!”
Shade's To Do List:- Investigate a haunting- Find undead crime lord's stolen book of blackmail- SurviveAn FBI contact comes to Shade for help when a ghostly presence indicates a missing architect with ties to the mob might have been murdered. Even for a village witch recently turned private investigator, it should have been an easy assignment. Show up, look for the ghost, determine if it's the missing architect.Easy peasy.Then an unexpected twist brings a vampire to her doorstep.A bold thief stole the "reputable businessman's" little black book of secrets—and he'll pay a lot more than an FBI consulting fee to get it back.Powerful suspects make powerful enemies.Soon the question isn't whether or not Shade can solve the case—it's whether or not she can survive it if she does.Start the Blood Trails series by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream now.Because nothing fights stress like a good mystery...
A chilling psychological thriller by the million-copy bestselling author of Silent Child.Who really killed Maisie Earnshaw?Within the walls of the high-security psychiatric facility, Crowmont Hospital, reside many violent offenders. To nurse Leah Smith, no matter what, all offenders are patients first and foremost. When Leah is appointed as nurse to Isabel Fielding, she is determined to remain professional despite the shocking crime Isabel allegedly committed in her past.Years ago, six-year-old Maisie Earnshaw was found face down in a duck pond, her body mutilated. Isabel--at age fourteen, found covered in Maisie's blood--was convicted of murder.As Leah spends time with Isabel, she comes to know her as a young woman with a sweet, gentle nature, someone she could never see as a murderer. Leah begins to suspect members of the Fielding family of framing Isabel as a young girl, and she's not the only one. True crime blogger James Gorden thinks Isabel is innocent too.Is Leah allowing her own dark past to taint her judgement as she grows closer to her patient? Or has a young woman been unjustly robbed of her childhood?Praise for the Isabel Fielding series:"I can't praise this book enough...it was one of the best books I've read this year!""Without giving too much away the characters had me fooled! Nothing is what it seems, you need to keep reading ... just one more chapter...""One For Sorrow is such a fabulously dark and twisted read. I knew from the opening pages it was going to be good but by heck I didn't forsee the twists and turns as they happened. It's one of those stories that you will be constantly second-guessing and jumping at conclusions only to be totally wrong.""This dark, twisty psychological thriller was totally riveting."
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
The case was closed. Until people started dying…DI Thomas Ridpath was on the up in the Manchester CID: a promising detective who captured a notorious serial killer. But ten years later he’s recovering from a serious illness and on the brink of being forced out of the police. Then the murders began, in an uncanny echo of his first case.As the death count grows, old records, and bodies, go missing. Caught in a turf war between the police and the coroner’s office, Ridpath is in a race against time. A race to save his career, his marriage, and innocent lives.When a detective disappears everything is on the line. Can Ridpath save his colleague?A nail-biting crime thriller, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and D. S. Butler.
Nick Tulane has always been the black sheep of the family. The rebel, a renegade. An out-of-the-box thinker. It’s served him well as a businessman. But when his young son has problems in school, Nick agrees to a secret bargain with a tutor who sees through his many adaptive skills which hide a well-kept secret. Nick will do anything to help his son but falling for the too-smart teacher was never part of the bargain....LOOKING FOR MORE SWEET/CLEAN AND WHOLESOME BOOKS? TRY THESE!TAMING THE TULANE SERIES:SMALL TOWN SCANDALTHEIR SECRET BARGAINCROSSING THE LINETHE NANNY’S SECRETSOMEONE TO TRUSTTHE STONE RIVER SERIES:WORTH THE WAITNOT BY SIGHT THROUGH THE VALLEYLEAD ME NOT CHRISTMAS AT HOLLY WOODTHEIR CHRISTMAS MIRACLESECOND CHANCES MONTANA SECRETS SERIES:HEALING HER COWBOYIT HAD TO BE YOUHERS TO KEEPMILLION DOLLAR STANDOFFHIS CHRISTMAS WISHTHEIR SECRET SONSMALL TOWN SCANDALS SERIES:BRODY’S REDEMPTIONFALLING FOR HER BOSSWITH THIS MANMore books:Secret SantaCOMING SOON!Secret Santa II For more information about Kay Lyons, please visit her website at www.kaylyonsauthor.com. You can also find her at the following:@KayLyonsAuthor (Twitter) Kay Lyons Author (Facebook)Author_Kay_Lyons (Instagram) Kay Lyons, Author (Pinterest)
Women Writers & Fiction
Read the bestselling series with over 100,000 books sold and over half a million downloads...Leigh Anne Davis has never really had a life of her own choosing. She’s always been the girl who does what she’s told. Except that time two years ago when she shocked everyone in the small town of Fairhope by breaking up with the richest guy in town and heading off to Boston to follow her dreams.It was the single most exciting thing she’s ever done for herself, and it felt like the start of something big...Until one terrifying night ripped it all away.With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim what’s left of her old life. On the outside, she seems like the same reliable girl everyone knows and loves. But deep inside, she’s hiding a terrible secret.That’s when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she’s near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again.If she wants to step back into that old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.Only, the Trouble with Goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late.This series is complete! Each book can stand alone, but the series is best enjoyed in order.The Trouble With GoodbyeThe Moment We BeganA Season For HopeThe Fear of Letting GoA Life With No RegretsThe Trouble With I DoPraise for The Trouble With Goodbye:★★★★★"The Trouble With Goodbye conveys hope, instills courage and shows that some risks are worth taking." ~Tami, Into The Night Reviews★★★★★"A completely addictive read." ~Laura, Blame It On The Rain Reviews★★★★★"A highly charged and emotional read that opens with a bang and ends with an even bigger bang." ~Leisha, RoloPoloBookBlog
Women Writers & Fiction
Bianca is trying to survive in the small Texas town. Her only goal--to keep her younger brother healthy. Everything changes when Tiernan shows up at her mother’s door in a suit and tattoos.His dark world is all-consuming, but she doesn’t want his money. Or his secrets.Until her mother dies.Then she has no choice but to turn to the only person who can help.