Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Books

A Body On The Beach (The Rejoiner Book 1)

These were supposed to be his golden years. But he’s much happier with something to do… like solve a murder.Former Detective Sergeant Norman Norman’s retirement is boring him to tears. So when he’s asked to assist an upcoming female DI and mentor a new team of misfits in a sleepy Welsh coastal town, he jumps at the opportunity to lend his expertise. But the training has barely begun when a woman’s corpse washes up on the sand.With no reports of missing persons, DS Norman is stumped… until the post-mortem reveals a shocking hint to the culprit being local. But with a growing list of suspects who all have iron-clad alibis, the experienced cop and his fledgling team’s first case could be their last.Will DS Norman’s reinvigorated career end in a fizzer, or can he help his young charges nab a devious killer?A Body On The Beach is the fast-paced first book in The Rejoiner mystery series. If you like smart policemen, perfect British settings, and a complex web of clues, then you’ll love P.F. Ford’s captivating whodunit.Buy A Body On The Beach to reel in a murderer today!

Cabal: A Totally Unputdownable Political Thriller with an Exciting Twist (Cal Rogan Mysteries Book 5)

On the same day, two thousand miles apart, a woman dies in a terrorist bombing and a homeless man is beaten to death. How could their deaths possibly be connected?Reluctantly, Cal agrees to investigate the homicide of a homeless man, known only as Wily, who was beaten to death on the streets of Vancouver. Somehow, his investigation triggers the attention of an intelligence officer in the Security Intelligence Service and suddenly Cal and his partner, Nick, find themselves targets.But targets of whom?The deeper they dig, the more they are thwarted by a highly efficient but hidden organization. Follow Cal and Nick from the drug-infested streets to the highest corridors of power, as they uncover a crime that is staggering in its audacity and magnitude.Get this stunning new addition to the Cal Rogan series now.Readers are loving Cabal (Cal Rogan Mysteries Book 5):"...the most fantastical of the books... so much fun that you just buckle up and go along for the ride." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Excellent Thriller! ...plenty of action, realistic characters and several twists." JPhillips, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Thanks to the pandemic, I've found several new authors who write exceptionally good books. Mr French is one of them." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Excellent Cal Rogan story in keeping with other books in the series. Fast paced and certainly keeps your interest throughout." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Best in the series. Book 6 can't come out soon enough." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"As usual, couldn't put it down. This happens with every Cal Rogan Novel." Gillian P Romain, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Highly recommended if you are looking for a good mystery/thriller series." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Action packed non-stop roller coaster ride from start to finish." Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Blood in the Bayou: A Bone-Chilling FBI Thriller (FBI Agent Jade Monroe Live or Die Series Book 1)

On her first assignment since her promotion to SSA status in the Serial Crimes Unit of the FBI, Jade Monroe and her new partner, Lorenzo DeLeon, are tasked to southern Louisiana, where disturbing discoveries have been made. Human bones have been found in numerous sites deep in bayou country, and the locals aren’t too excited about having outsiders poking around in their business.When Jade has a chance meeting with a local hunter, she finds his assistance exactly what she needs to break through that unwelcoming barrier. She brings him on board as their go-between.The hunter inserts himself into their investigation and gains Jade’s trust, but is he authentic, or does he have his own agenda?A bone-chilling blindside and a dangerous chase through the Louisiana swamps is just the beginning, but the question remains—is Jade the hunter, or is she the one being hunted?FBI Agent Jade Monroe Live or Die Series books are listed in chronological order below #1 Blood in the Bayou Editorial Review“Recently promoted to a new role within the FBI, Senior Special Agent Jade Monroe and her partner, SSA Lorenzo DeLeon, are sent to Louisiana to find out why fresh piles of human bones are showing up near the swamps. With plenty of suspicious locals, including a good old boy determined to help, this adventure lands Jade in her murkiest waters yet. A delicious start to a promising new series.” Angela M., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing

Who Stole My Life? : A Gripping Psychological Thriller

A fast-paced, absolutely gripping page-turner for those who like psychological thrillers - such as those by Mark Edwards, Rachel Abbott, K.L. Slater, William Rose - but who are now looking for something fresh and new, with a thrilling twist.[Please note: this book was originally published in two parts of a popular series called 'London 2012 What If?' This free book contains that whole series, now rebranded with a fresh new look!]The story: When James Quinn arrives at work one morning, he finds that his entire office building, all his work colleagues and the company where he worked for many years… do not exist.When the phone in his pocket rings, he answers it, and he’s instructed to take a taxi to a strange meeting in the centre of the city.Confused, scared, and feeling very alone, he agrees, and so starts a mind-bending journey into a different world that compels James to act out everything that’s expected of him by those who demand it.But where is his wife? And who has his daughters?Who are the people now living in his house and occupying his home?And who is the man pretending to be his father, now alive, but who James buried several years before?Is this real? Has James gone mad? ...Or is something even stranger happening?For James Quinn, every day becomes an adventure into a new world, a world which until now was only in his dreams. But which is now real.How can he make it stop, and find his family?Who has stolen his life? And why?PLEASE NOTE: This book is written in a fresh and exciting style which makes it easy to read, and which, for some reason now being investigated, makes the book easy to read by those who have dyslexia. If you know someone or have a family member who has dyslexia, after you have read and enjoyed the story, you may wish to recommend it to them too! It may be the first book they have ever read and you will have gifted that pleasure to them!

Diary of a War Crime: A gripping, London crime thriller (A DC Ruth Hunter Murder Case Book 1)

London, 1997. A series of baffling murders. A web of political corruption. DC Ruth Hunter thinks she has the brutal killer in her sights, but there's one problem. He’s a Serbian War criminal who died five years earlier and lies buried in Bosnia. When Detective Constable Ruth Hunter is called to the death of a pensioner in South London, she becomes convinced that it is not as routine as it first appeared. There are links to the death of another pensioner which suggest a link back to the Bosnian War of the early 1990s.With the investigation thwarted at every turn, Ruth soon realises she may have stumbled upon a political cover-up in the lead up to the 1997 General Election. As she races against the clock, Ruth believes the man she is tracking is a Serbian War criminal who supposedly died in Bosnia five years earlier. Can Ruth find the notorious 'Butcher of Strigova' before he murders again to cover his tracks?     'Diary of a War Crime is the first book in the DI Ruth Hunter Crime prequel series. If you like chilling police procedurals, true-to-life characters, and psychological twists, then you’ll love Simon McCleave’s page-turning thrill ride.

The Deadly Kiss: A Gripping Detective Crime Mystery (The DI Hogarth Deadly Kiss Series Book 1)

DI Hogarth is on the hunt. But the DI is not the only one looking for prey…DETECTIVE JOE HOGARTH IS ON THE HUNT FOR A KILLER WHO STOLE THE LIFE OF A YOUNG CHRISTIAN GIRL. IT’S TWO WEEKS SINCE THE YOUNG WOMAN'S BODY WAS LEFT ABANDONED IN A BEACH HUT. EVIDENCE IS SLIM, LEADS ARE EXHAUSTED AND DI HOGARTH IS FEELING THE STRAIN... BUT THE MURDER OF YOUNG HELEN BRIMELOW ISN’T THE ONLY CRIME TROUBLING HOGARTH. A WELL-CONNECTED MAN CALLED SIMON DRAWTON HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH FAR MORE THAN HE SHOULD.COULD IT BE THAT DRAWTON HAS STRUCK AGAIN?HOGARTH SUSPECTS SO. AND HOGARTH IS DETERMINED THAT HE WON'T GET WAY WITH IT .Helen Brimelow was a lovely girl. A staunch Christian who loved to help those in need. The food bank where she volunteered mourns her passing and the town is in shock. But as Hogarth scrapes beneath the surface, he discovers another kind of Helen Brimelow… And another type of predator.DI Hogarth and DS Palmer must work through the clues and the lies… but the harder they toil, the less they find. As they discover more about Helen, are they getting any closer?  Or are they simply pushing Drawton to strike again?Goodness, charity and love nestle side by side with poverty, addiction and hard-nosed crime in an unforgiving murder mystery.Temptation knows no creed.And a killer’s lust cannot be suppressed… Join DI Hogarth and DS Palmer as they battle their consciences and even their own family in pursuit of a ruthless killer.Who will be next?In a thrilling conclusion, DI Hogarth and Palmer must down a killer before they strike again.Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell, Helen Durrant, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping detective thrillers with flawed characters and police procedurals with shocking twists and a noir flavour, then the DI Hogarth Deadly Kiss series is for you.Readers have described the DI Hogarth series as perfect for fans of British crime thrillers, Female detective novels, British crime mysteries, Police Procedurals, Heist thrillers and Noir Thrillers..The Setting:Southend-on-sea, Just over an hour from London. A tough and densely packed suburban town sandwiched between the sparkling Thames Estuary and a semi-rural hinterland of fields and marshes. A place where wealth and glamour sit cheek-by-jowl with addiction, poverty and crime. When he transferred to the Essex coast, ex-Met Detective Joe Hogarth might have imagined he was signing up for sun, sea and semi-retirement. But the merry hell of Southend might just have him beat. It’s a good thing this DI doesn’t know when to quit…ALSO BY SOLOMON CARTERTHE DARKEST LIESTHE SECRET FEARTHE POISON PATHINTO THE SHADOWSBETWEEN TWO THIEVESLONG TIME DYING SERIESLUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKHARDER THEY FALL

Next To Disappear: An Emily Swanson Murder Mystery (The Emily Swanson Series Book 1)

Not every missing person is meant to be found…When troubled nurse Alina vanishes one night, it's assumed she ran away from her violent husband. Until disgraced ex-teacher Emily Swanson moves into the couple's former home.Emily's life is in ruins and she's meant to be making a fresh start. But when she learns about the missing nurse, she sees a chance for redemption. Because finding Alina could help right the wrongs of Emily's past. All she needs to do is follow the clues.But what Emily doesn't know is that Alina had a horrifying secret. One about the care foundation she worked for. And the closer Emily gets to uncovering the truth, the closer she gets to terrible danger.Inspired by a shocking true crime, Next To Disappear is the first book in a twisty British mystery and suspense series from Malcolm Richards."Electrifying... Should surely be on TV." — The Bookseller"A suspenseful murder mystery." — Readers' Favorite***The Emily Swanson Series:1. NEXT TO DISAPPEAR2. MIND FOR MURDER3. TRAIL OF POISON4. WATCH YOU SLEEP5. KILL FOR LOVEPlease note: This book was previously published as 'Lost Lives'.

When You're Gone (This Dark Town Book 1)

***** "A disturbing, gripping page-turner, it pulled me in further and further until I realised I was going to read it in one sitting.There’s a sense of menace throughout and the narrative is addictive. FIVE STARS***** "There's no messing around with this book, it jumps straight into the action and keeps that pace up throughout. I love that it's set in my favourite parts of North London and there are some truly dark edges to the book."The first book from 'This Dark Town' mystery thriller trilogy.Eighteen-year-old Lydia Stone wakes up one morning in the north London gothic mansion she shares with her family, to find that her twin sister Kate has disappeared off the face of the earth.CCTV footage shows Kate entering a night club in south London on the night she went missing, but there is no evidence that she ever came out of the club, and police are considering the idea that she was sex-trafficked.In the days and weeks that follow, Lydia takes a closer look at her twin sister's life; her modelling career, penchant for fetish clubs, and interesting array of older friends. It seems like Kate was definitely hiding something. But she isn't the only one...

The Essence of Evil: A Completely Gripping Crime Thriller (DI Dani Stephens Book 1)

He’s your attacker. He’s a murderer.He’s your twin. When DI Dani Stephens returns to work after an attack that almost ended her life, she’s quickly plunged into a horrific new case, as dead bodies are discovered on the streets of Birmingham. But with no link between the victims, Dani has to get inside the killer’s mind - so turns to the murderer she knows best. Her own twin brother… But what makes a psychopath? Can understanding her twin help her find a murderer who leaves no trace? As the circle closes on Dani, the clock is ticking and she needs a breakthrough – before she becomes the latest victim.A heart-stopping crime thriller that fans of Peter James and Mark Billingham won’t be able to put down.

Total Blackout: A gripping, breathtaking, fast-paced SAS action adventure thriller you wona??t be able to put down (A Jack Tate SAS Thriller, Book 1)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZEThe start of a gripping new crime thriller series introducing ex-SAS trooper Jack Tate!‘Looking for breakneck pace and a relentless hero? Alex Shaw has you covered’ James Swallow Don’t miss the explosive start to the Jack Tate series.When the lights go out…British MI6 agent, and former SAS trooper, Jack Tate is trying to escape his past when he witnesses a terrorist attack of unthinkable scale. An electro-magnetic pulse knocks out the US power grid, killing anything with a computer processor, throwing the whole country into darkness.You have to escape the past.Under the cover of the blackout, a clandestine operation aims to assassinate prominent public figures on US soil. Looting and violence spreads across the country. And Jack Tate’s past comes back to haunt him. As the only intelligence operative on the ground, he is hurled into a mission that will put him – and the people he loves – in immediate danger.You have to defeat the enemy.With the fate of the United States on the line, only he can prevent the horror of a new world war.Perfect for fans of James Deegan, Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney, this is an explosive action thriller you won’t be able to put down.‘Compelling and authentic. An explosive new series with an uncompromising hero’ Tom Wood‘Jack Tate is a powerful character, a true Brit hero. A cracking start to a new series!’ Alan McDermott‘Alex Shaw is a master of the action thriller. Grabbed me from the first page and never let go’ Michael Ridpath‘Riveting thriller with an original plot and surprising twists. Tate is totally convincing as a classic Brit operative.  Great drama and characterisation’ Duncan Falconer

Arson at the Art Gallery (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

A new home. A new beginning. A quiet life.Or is it?The beach house is Addison Lake’s retirement plan. Memories of childhood holidays playing in the sand with her cousins come flooding back as soon as she sets foot in Getaway Bay. After the death of her husband, turning her new beach house into a bed and breakfast and reconnecting with family is just the tonic she needs. But just days after her move to the sleepy coastal town, Addison’s new life turns on its head.A fire at her cousin Layla’s art gallery has devastating consequences. There’s a body in the rubble.The stubborn local detective needs a fast arrest, and he has Layla in his sights.With her cousin accused of murder, Addison must act. But between the beach house renovations, an ailing uncle, an over-protective daughter, and the quirky inhabitants of Getaway Bay, she has her work cut out. Can Addison and her new friends uncover the real culprit before Layla is charged with murder?The Getaway Bay cozy mysteries have everything you love – suspense to keep you guessing, twists you don’t see coming, and characters you want to have a cup of tea with – plus an added dose of Aussie flavour.Series Reading Order:Arson at the Art GalleryThe Body in the Beach HouseThe Corpse at the CarnivalDeath at the Dog ShowEvil at Echo PointThe Fatality at the FuneralThe Girl by the GraveThe Holiday Homicide

Girl Hidden: A Detective Kaitlyn Carr Novella (A Detective Kaitlyn Carr Mystery)

Don’t run after me…A family is found dead in their home. The only survivor is the teenage daughter who managed to escape the burning house. Who killed them? And why? Detective Kaitlyn Carr has to bring their killer to justice.A year before her disappearance, Violet, Kaitlyn’s sister, comes to stay with her after a bad fight with their mom. She can’t stand living at home as much as Kaitlyn once did and wants to move in with her.But Kaitlyn was just promoted to detective and her hours are erratic and long. She’s never home and she can’t take care of a teenager. Or maybe she can?As she gets closer and closer to finding out who killed the Hendrel family, her own family reaches a breaking point.What happens when her sister asks her to do the impossible? What happens when she can’t say no? What happens when the dysfunction of her own family threatens to blow up her face and let the killer off for good?Girl Hidden is a suspenseful thriller novella set in the same world as the Girl Missing series. It is perfect for fans of A. J. Rivers, Mary Stone, Willow Rose, James Patterson, Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot, Ella Gray, and Karin Slaughter. It has mystery, angst, a bit of romance and family drama.

Blood and Guts: A Scottish Detective Mystery (DS Vicky Dodds Scottish Crime Thrillers)

Christmas Eve. A dead teenager, another missing. One hell of a case.Settling down for a nice Christmas Eve with her daughter and her best friend, a phone call pulls DS Vicky Dodds into work and to a deadly new case.A teenage girl, her body cooling in a cold, dark supermarket car park. Found next to her friend’s car, but she’s missing too — has the killer taken her? Or is she the killer?As the clock ticks down, Vicky digs deep as she investigates Dundee’s grim underbelly, and shows real blood and guts as she cuts through the lies of teenagers and a colleague’s furious rage in her pursuit of the truth.BLOOD & GUTS is an explosive crime thriller novel from bestselling author, Ed James, one of Scottish crime fiction’s grittiest writers. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, James Oswald and Stuart MacBride.

A Deadly Vice (DC Jake Tanner Crime Thriller)

There’s no fate worse than inheriting a dead man’s debt. Jake Tanner, a trainee detective constable with Croydon CID, is eager to impress his bosses. So when a body is found face-down in the city’s farmlands, head crushed, split in two, Jake jumps at the opportunity. The victim is soon identified as Zeke Harrison. A successful businessman and philanthropist. A man who had it all. But, as the investigation into his death develops, it becomes clear that Zeke had more secrets than success. And he had his debts - debts that got him killed.But now they've been passed on to someone else. And Jake must find out to whom before history repeats itself.A Deadly Vice is the exciting introduction into the Jake Tanner universe.Meet Jake today before everyone else does. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James, Simon McCleave, JD Kirk, Ian Rankin, LJ Ross, Joy Ellis, and Val McDermid. Download for free now to experience the new series that everybody is talking about.-------------------------------------------------------------THE JAKE TANNER SERIES: RECOMMENDED READING ORDERA DEADLY VICECID 1 - THE CONSPIRACY - OUT NOWCID 2 - THE COMMUNITY - OUT NOWCID 3 - THE CONFESSION - OUT NOWCID 4 - THE CADRE - OUT 2021CID 5 - THE COMPANY - OUT 2021CID 6 - THE CABAL - OUT 2021STANDSTILL - OUT NOWFLOOR 68 - OUT NOW

Miss Spelled: Cozy Mystery (The Kitchen Witch Book 1)

Bewitched meets Murder She Wrote.Amelia Spelled believes in baking it til you make it . . . But when her boyfriend dumps her, her boss fires her, and she's evicted from her rental thanks to one too many cooking mishaps, Amelia finds herself all dressed up with nowhere to dough. Amelia is just about ready to pie for help when a handwritten letter is slipped under her door.Now she is off to country Australia, where a mysterious house is not the only thing that awaits -- there is also the revelation that her ancestors were witches. But if Amelia thinks she'll have time to process these new developments, she's dead wrong. There is a murder, and she's the number one suspect.Will Amelia cook up a way to solve the crime? And just what -- or who -- does the dashing man lurking in the shadows want?Book 1 in a charming and delightful cozy mystery series from USA Today Bestselling and multiple All Star author, Morgana Best. 

The Hound of the Baskervilles Annotated

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his apparent death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival

On Laughton Moor: A gripping crime thriller (Detective Catherine Bishop Book 1)

A murderer is at large on the streets of Lincolnshire. But why?When the body of a well-known local thug is discovered carrying a personal message for Detective Sergeant Catherine Bishop neither she, nor her team, can figure out why.Soon, a second victim is found and it is clear that Catherine and her enigmatic new boss, DI Jonathan Knight, are in a race against the clock to stop a merciless killer. Whoever it is, they are determined to put Catherine herself under scrutiny. Will the murderer be caught before they take more lives? And meanwhile will they reveal a sinister secret that threatens those at the heart of the investigation?An atmospheric and heart-stopping crime thriller, perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, David Hodges and J. M. Dalgliesh.

Murder Notes (Lilah Love Book 1)

In book one of the Lilah Love launch duet, meet Lilah Love, the politically incorrect FBI agent who says what no one else dares and fears her dark side is a little too dark. Note: this book ends in a cliffhanger and continues in Murder Girl.The story...As an FBI profiler, it's Lilah Love's job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah's instincts tell her it's the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core. Thrust into a troubled past she's tried to shut the door on, Lilah's back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord's son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah's own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target? The Lilah Love series: Book One: Murder Notes (Murder Duet #1) Book Two: Murder Girl (Murder Duet #2) Book Three: Love Me Dead (Umbrella Man Duet #1) Book Four: Love Kills (Umbrella Man Duet #2) Book Five: Bloody Vows (Wedding Duet #1) Book Six: Blood Love (Wedding Duet #2)

Publishable By Death (St. Marin's Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

Change is hard in a small Southern town, especially when it brings a side of murder.All Harvey Beckett wants to do is help the residents of St. Marin's find the perfect book for that moment, snuggle with her hound dog Mayhem, and be ignored by her cat Aslan. But when the small, waterside town's newest resident discovers the body of the community's persnickety reporter in her bookshop storeroom just before her grand opening, Harvey can't help trying to solve the crime, even when it might cost her business and her life. The more questions Harvey asks, the more secrets she uncovers. Will Harvey and her friends be able to solve the murder of the town reporter without her becoming a victim herself?This book addresses racism in both the plot and the writing style.

The Body in the Marsh (DCI Craig Gillard Crime Thrillers Book 1)

A woman goes missing – and for the detective, this time it's personal.Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life. But then his wife Liz disappears. There is no good explanation and Martin goes on the run.To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who finds himself drawn into the investigation.Is this a missing-person case or something more sinister? How dark can the truth be?Utterly gripping and full of twists, this is a compulsive thriller from master Nick Louth for fans of Robert Bryndza, Patricia Gibney and Carole Wyer.Praise for Nick Louth'This splendid, chilling crime tale gripped me from the first page' Fresh Fiction‘A fast-paced and explosive thriller about a subject that really matters’ Reader review‘This was up there with the best thrillers I have ever read' Reader review

Partners in Crime (Partners in Crime Thrillers Book 1)

A string of brutal murders. An international conspiracy that includes the highest seats of power. A ruthless, sadistic killer who’s intent on terrorizing women. It’s tough out there for a super spy who needs to save the world on the reg.In the first book of the Partners in Crime Thrillers, Peter Bolton is a spy, but he’s up for a career change. He makes Jack Reacher look like an amateur, and he’s saved the world more times than James Bond. But now Peter is ready to retire and live a normal life without underworld figures trying to kill him every day and without a cyanide capsule in his molar in case he gets caught.Piper Landry walks out of the Redwood Forest of Northern California in the middle of the night with no memory and no clothes. She knows only two things. The first is that her name must be Piper Landry because that’s what’s written on a tag bolted to her ear. The other is that she’s richer than Midas.When Peter and Piper meet, it’s fireworks. The two become instant partners, but soon Piper’s mysterious past gets in the way—not to mention the global conspiracy and the sadistic killer-- and these new partners might have to save the world one more time.Or two more times… Partners in Crime is an international thriller and action adventure romance.

A Life for a Life: A domestic thriller novella - one of them has to go...

Would you choose your marriage or your mother?Shaun has spent years stuck in the middle of his wife and his mother. Usually he can keep them apart, but when circumstances conspire to put them indefinitely under the same roof, he's discovers the depth of ill feeling between them.This is a situation that can only have one outcome. One of them has to go...

Five Knives: A Will Finch Mystery Thriller (Will Finch Mystery Thriller Series)

One Reporter.Three Dead.Five Knives.FIVE KNIVES welds the intensity of Jack Bauer’s “24” to the scorching heat of THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST.“The author is a great talent.” — Aaron C. Brown, Amazon Top 1000 ReviewerWhen a man plummets to his death from an apartment tower, Will Finch’s shock soon becomes a nightmare. As he studies the open windows above the corpse, Finch notices a lamp blinking erratically behind a drawn curtain on the eleventh floor. When he investigates the distress signal, Finch discovers a woman handcuffed to a bedpost. Over the following week, he uncovers a conspiracy that ties the murder to a series of bombshells. The victim’s bankruptcy. A global stock fraud. A murder spree that began in Baghdad and is now haunting the citizens of San Francisco. Is this the work of a serial killer, a copycat — or both?But before he can file his report for The San Francisco Post, Finch’s leads evaporate. Within days, three victims are dead. Does a pattern of five knife wounds provide a clue? Can he unravel the mystery before he — and his fiancée — are caught up in the web of murder?Five Knives is the prequel thriller in the Will Finch crime series — a novel that opens on the first day of Will Finch’s journalism career. Everything that Finch learns about crime reporting begins with Five Knives.*** Dear Reader, If you're like me, then you love reading novels by Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, Nora Roberts, Jeffery Deaver, John Sandford, Philip Kerr, Martin Cruz Smith, Patricia Highsmith, Stieg Larsson, Elmore Leonard and Jo Nesbo. Among many others. And if you like those writers, then I invite you to have a look at my crime series. You can buy them all on Amazon, or pick up a free / discounted novel at my website, dfbailey.com. Writing crime fiction isn't always easy, but it's always a thrill. When you read my novels I hope you'll share the buzz, the excitement and the adrenaline rush with me. Like all writers, I love readers who enjoy my books, especially those who are kind enough to leave a review. Hopefully, you will, too. Happy reading, D. F. (Don) Bailey

Goodbye Port Alma: Totally Addictive Crime Fiction (A DC Holly Towns Murder Mystery) (A Port Alma Murder Mystery Book 1)

Discover your new favorite crime fiction series!Starting with the deadly puzzle of a schoolgirl slaying.A beautiful teen is killed on a glorious June afternoon, hidden in plain sight, and discovered by an anonymous caller.Did her secrets die with her? Or are they still alive - with the power to seduce and destroy the lives of a select few?DC Holly Towns is on the team that has to untangle a far-reaching web of sex, drugs, and money, and solve a crime that threatens to tear the city apart. Are the victim’s two best friends the next targets? With a suspect list of movers and shakers, even with all the hard work in the world, no one has more to lose than Holly herself if the killer strikes again.As a new Detective Constable, Holly gets a second chance to prove herself in a job where even her friends wonder if she can succeed. She likes police work, but her future is a coin-toss. She’s either on the way out, courtesy of a vindictive former boss, or on the way up, thanks to her intuition and stubborn persistence. And some days are a struggle to tame her own demons and escape her past.If you like complex characters, twisty plots, and a fast-paced story, the Port Alma Murder Mysteries series is for you.Book 2, Goodbye Calais Club, will be out soon. You can order your copy now!

Bodies, Baddies, and a Crabby Tabby (A Bliss Bay Village Mystery Book 1)

SECOND EDITION - June 2021 Ideal for the beach, or curling up on the couch with a duvet and a cuppa, the Bliss Bay Village Mystery Series will take you sleuthing with no strong profanity, violence, or sex! Murder in an English village. Unsolved mysteries. An empty-nester longing for a quiet life. What could possibly go wrong? Megan Fallon is in a pickle. As if empty-nest syndrome wasn't bad enough, she's joined the ranks of the unemployed, and her fiancé’s run off with her hairdresser. In desperate need of a change of scene, she heads back to her childhood village home for some long-overdue friends and family time. Things are looking up until members of the community start getting bumped off at an alarming rate, and Megan finds herself at the heart of an investigation that has her suspecting everyone. As she becomes involved in the hunt for a murderer, it’s not long before she finds out that some of the villagers are harbouring shocking secrets... Will you guess whodunnit? This is a clean, lighthearted, mystery read with no strong profanity, violence, or sex, and is written in British English.

Beachfront Bakery: A Killer Cupcake (A Beachfront Bakery Cozy Mysterya??Book 1)

"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)BEACHFRONT BAKERY: A KILLER CUPCAKE is the debut novel in a charming and hilarious new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, whose bestselling Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery) has nearly 200 five star reviews.Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own.When Allison spots a charming, vacant storefront on the boardwalk near Venice, she wonders if she could really start life anew. Feeling like it’s a sign, and a time to take a chance in life, she goes for it.Yet Allison did not anticipate the wild ride ahead of her: the boardwalk, filled with fun and outrageous characters, is pulsing with life, from the Italian pizzeria owners on either side of her who vie for her affection, to the fortune tellers and scheming rival bakery owner nearby. Allison yearns to just focus on her delicious new pastry recipes and keep her struggling bakery afloat—but when a murder occurs right near her shop, everything changes.Implicated, her entire future at stake, Allison has no choice but to investigate to clear her name. As an orphaned dog wanders into her life, a devoted new sidekick with a knack for solving mysteries, she starts her search.Will they find the killer? And can her struggling bakery survive?A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the BEACHFRONT BAKERY series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart.Books #2 (A MURDEROUS MACAROON), #3 (A PERILOUS CAKE POP), #4 (A DEADLY DANISH), #5 (A TREACHEROUS TART), and book #6 (A CALAMITOUS COOKIE) are also available!

When Murder Comes Home (Aileen and Callan Murder Mysteries Book 1)

Ten guests, two murders, one inn. Who is responsible? 
Aileen Mackinnon ditched spreadsheets and a steady salary for the adventurous shores of Loch Fuar in the Scottish Highlands.
Now she's an amateur innkeeper to ten guests. But when one is murdered in his bed and an heirloom goes missing, can Aileen save the inn?
DI Callan Cameron won't have her nosing about, but with another body he has little choice in the matter.
Tension sizzles as Aileen and Callan step into a world of murders, deceit and heists. They might not always see eye to eye, but can they agree whodunnit?JD Robb meets Agatha Christie in this page-turning murder mystery with a dash of romance.Grab your copy now!Best enjoyed in order: 1. When Murder Comes Home2. When Eyes Don’t Lie3. When Birds Fall Silent

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.

Long Gone: A Detective Paul Cullen Mystery (DCI Paul Cullen Mysteries Book 1)

The gripping detective mystery series from the author of the millon-downloaded Emma Holden Trilogy and Kindle Number One Someone to Save You...A missing girl...Natalie Long is missing. About to board a high speed train from London’s Paddington station, she has vanished without a trace. Just two days earlier, things were so different. One of eight candidates staying at an exclusive West London property, Natalie was competing for the chance of a lifetime - a career at one of the world’s most dynamic and mysterious companies, Brand New.A determined detective...For Detective Chief Inspector Paul Cullen of the British Transport Police, the case is personal. Natalie is good friends with his daughter, Amy, who is certain Natalie is in great danger.A life on the line...Something terrible did happen that weekend. And the time for answers is running out. But can DCI Cullen uncover the truth, before it is too late?Praise for Paul's other novels:“Pilkington is on top form with this fast-paced thriller...he has delivered a master class in suspense.” — LJ Ross, bestselling author of the DCI Ryan Mysteries.It's rare to find a thriller writer who can simultaneous propel us readers forward at a breakneck pace and yet engage our minds as we unravel puzzles brilliantly seeded through the story. Pilkington does just this. The One You Love will captivate and keep you up nights - Jeffery Deaver, internationally bestselling author.

Death's Detective: The Malykant Mysteries, Volume 1

To catch a killer, send a monster.There's a realm. Wreathed in ice and snow, drowning in the dark, Assevan needs a different kind of hero.There's a god. Merciless and cold, and quick to anger, the Lord of the Dead insists upon one thing only: vengeance for a murdered soul.And there's a man. A ruthless killer, Konrad is detective, judge and executioner in one. Dauntless, relentless, monstrous, he stands alone against the dark. Meet the Malykant. Justice will be served. Four cases. Four killers. Four executions. Dark fantasy and murder mystery collide in this first collection of the Malykant Mysteries.

The Death Of Me: A Split Second Decision. A Lifetime Of Regret

He watched. He studied. He planned.Every detail meticulously organised. Every detail perfect. The basement was ready, now all he needed was the girl.Grace Dalton was just fourteen years old when she was snatched from Greenwich Park on her way back from school. A beautiful, shy, but socially awkward girl, she would do anything to stay out of trouble and away from her bullies. Pressed for time and her tormentors blocking her usual route home, she makes a split second decision with catastrophic consequences.After facing public humiliation from a previous investigation, Detective Constable Philip Harris once again finds himself under savage media scrutiny when he's assigned to Grace's case. Determined to find her and solve the case to gain back his credibility, his frustrations mount when he repeatedly finds himself hampered at every turn. With no other suspects and the case rapidly becoming cold, the finger of blame points to Tom, Grace's father. Struggling to keep his personal resentment towards Tom away from the case and the press, DC Harris embarks on his own investigations to find who the real kidnapper is against the instructions from his superior officers. But when his digging leads him to a mysterious concealed road protected by impenetrable iron gates he soon realises his investigations have not only endangered himself, but also his family. Pitched alone against a highly organised crime syndicate and not knowing which side his colleagues are on, he's faced with some tough decisions. Either drop Grace's case, declaring it cold and allowing Tom to take the fall, or embark on a highly dangerous quest for her safe return. Time's running out, which will he choose?The Death Of Me is the latest book from Natalie Hames, author of the East End Noir series featuring DS Matthew Connolly.What readers say."I really enjoyed the story lines and got with the characters!! Good job Natalie ,and I look forward to your next offerings !!" ~ Ken Birkett"After the first couple of chapters I was hooked, it is so well written and in such a way that you are easily drawn into the story." ~ LeMilliere"Could not put it down so I read it it in a few hours and wished it could have been a lot longer." ~ Amazon Customer"Right from the start you were gripped with the story. It was so well written you felt you were living it while reading." ~ Amazon Customer"If you enjoy Martina Cole you'll love this." ~ EJ Lee

Cold Comfort: A gripping crime thriller (Bridgette Cash Mystery Thriller Book 1)

How do you catch a killer who never leaves a clue? Bridgette Cash is a rookie detective working her first murder case. The circumstances surrounding the murder of a young woman lead her to believe it’s the work of a serial killer, but nobody is listening. Convinced the killer will strike again shortly, can Bridgette find enough evidence to catch the killer before another young woman is murdered?

The Cavendish & Walker Series: Books 4-6

Books four to six in the gripping, fast-paced, crime fiction series featuring DCI Whitney Walker and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish‘So much action and suspense, twists and turns you don't know what is going to happen next.’ Goodreads 5 star‘Sally has a knack for pointing the finger at many suspects without giving anything away.’ Goodreads 5 star ‘Sally Rigby astounds me! How can a person consistently write such twisty, page turning, edge of your seat books?’ Goodreads 5 StarLETHAL SECRETSomeone has a secret. A secret worth killing for....When a series of suicides, linked to the Wellness Spirit Centre, turn out to be murder, it brings together DCI Whitney Walker and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish for another investigation. But as they delve deeper, they come across a tangle of secrets and the very real risk that the killer will strike again.As the clock ticks down, the only way forward is to infiltrate the centre. But the outcome is disastrous, in more ways than one.LAST BREATHHas the Lenchester Strangler returned?When a murderer leaves a familiar pink scarf as his calling card, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker is forced to dig into a cold case, not sure if she's looking for a killer or a copycat. With a growing pile of bodies, and no clues, she turns to forensic psychologist, Dr Georgina Cavendish, despite their relationship being at an all-time low.Can they overcome the bad blood between them to solve the unsolvable?FINAL VERDICTThe judge has spoken……everyone must die.When a killer starts murdering lawyers in a prestigious law firm, and every lead takes them to a dead end, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker finds herself grappling for a motive.  What links these deaths, and why use a lethal injection?Alongside forensic psychologist, Dr Georgina Cavendish, they close in on the killer, while all the time trying to not let their personal lives get in the way of the investigation.

The Bodhi King Series: Volume 1 (Books 1 and 2) (The Bodhi King Box Set Collection)

Buckle up for a double dose of mystery and suspense in this two-book forensic thriller set from USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller!Dark Path (Book 1)Healthy residents of a posh assisted living facility are dying in the middle of the night ... expressions of pure terror etched on their faces.After solving a series of unexplained deaths several years ago, forensic pathologist Dr. Bodhi King retreated from the limelight. Now, he's called out of early retirement to help investigate a death cluster on a private island in the Florida Keys, where he lands in the middle of a simmering conflict.Members of the Golden Island Church have a furtive agenda to protect. The dying Cuban-Americans have long-held secrets of their own. And everyone seems to have a reason to stop Bodhi from bringing the truth to light.Lonely Path (Book 2)An overdose epidemic, a girl who’s supposed to be dead, and a chance encounter with an old flame land Bodhi in the middle of a high-stakes crime ring. Bodhi’s honored when he’s invited to present a paper at an international forensic pathology conference. And he’s stunned when he learns his former girlfriend is a fellow panelist. It’s been more than a decade since Bodhi broke Eliza’s heart, and his behavior weighs on him. He convinces her to join him for dinner in the Quebec countryside so he can make amends.Returning to the hotel after their meal, they see a dazed young woman, barefoot and mute, standing by the roadside. She has no memory of who she is or what's happened to her. Bodhi and Eliza put aside their past to help the shattered woman reclaim her life. In the process, they discover the horrifying truth about an overdose epidemic plaguing the region. The knowledge paints a target on their backs.As a Buddhist, Bodhi follows a path of nonviolence, but his faith will be tested when Eliza’s life is on the line.

Left To Die (An Adele Sharp Mysterya??Book One)

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists and the end brings a surprising revelation. I strongly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that enjoys a very well written thriller.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Almost Gone) LEFT TO DIE is book #1 in a new FBI thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. FBI special agent Adele Sharp is a German-and-French raised American with triple citizenship—and an invaluable asset in bringing criminals to justice as they cross American and European borders.When a serial killer case spanning three U.S. states goes cold, Adele returns to San Francisco and to the man she hopes to marry. But after a shocking twist, a new lead surfaces and Adele is dispatched to Paris, to lead an international manhunt.Adele returns to the Europe of her childhood, where familiar Parisian streets, old friends from the DGSI and her estranged father reignite her dormant obsession with solving her own mother’s murder. All the while she must hunt down the diabolical killer, must enter the dark canals of his psychotic mind to know where he will strike next—and save the next victim before it’s too late.An action-packed mystery series of international intrigue and riveting suspense, LEFT TO DIE will have you turning pages late into the night.Books #2-#10 in the series are now also available!

A Game of Proof: A Mother's Fight to Defend her Son, a gripping and enthralling legal thriller (The Trials of Sarah Newby series Book 1)

A mother's worst nightmare - can her son be guilty of murder?Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders? Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time? When she herself finds evidence of his guilt, how can she defend him? 'A top class British legal thriller which puts the author up there with his American counterparts, John Grisham, Scott Turow and Michael Connolly.' Tim Kevan, barrister.'A brilliant British crime thriller that you really should read. Sarah Burns, Kindle Book Review. 'One of the ABSOLUTE BEST legal mystery books I've ever read.' Amazon reader review.'A gripping and compelling rip-roaring roller-coaster of a read unerringly focused on courtroom drama as a whole truth game.' D Elliott TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICEWinner of the B.R.A.G Medallion of Excellence, 2016.

The Hogarth Mysteries - Two Gripping Crime Mysteries - DI Hogarth Double Bill Set 1: DI Hogarth's The Darkest Lies and The Secret Fear

TWO GRIPPING DETECTIVE MYSTERIES BROUGHT TOGETHER IN ONE KILLER SET…BOOK 1: The Darkest LiesDETECTIVE JOE HOGARTH IS CALLED TO A MURDER AT A SEASIDE NIGHTCLUB. HE SOON UNCOVERS A SINISTER SECRET... BUT HOGARTH HAS A SECRET OF HIS OWN - AND THE PRESSURE IS STARTING TO SHOW...No one saw the killer strike, but a young man was seen leaving the club moments before the attack. The young man has no clear motive but Hogarth can’t let go of his suspicions. He decides to track down the youth… and discovers the motive for murder is far older, and far darker than he imagined.A dead man reappears as the darkest lies of two generations are exposed. One cop takes justice into her hands but another may pay the ultimate price.BOOK 2: The Secret FearDETECTIVE JOE HOGARTH IS CALLED TO A BRUTAL MURDER AT A TURKISH TAKEAWAY. THE TELL-TALE MARK OF A ONCE NOTORIOUS LONDON CRIME FAMILY IS FOUND ON THE VICTIM’S BODY. HOGARTH FEARS THE NEW CASE COULD OPEN A PANDORA'S BOX.  BUT HE HAS NO CHOICE.HOGARTH MUST FIND THE KILLER AND TAKE ON THE DEADLIEST RISKS…Murdered kebab shop owner Baba Sen was beloved by his clientele. Sen gave alms to charity, food to the poor and a smile to all of his customers. It seems no one had reason to kill him, yet his murder was brutal and relentless. Hogarth finds elaborate clues and deceptions all around. The motive for Sen’s murder could be the feud between rival Turkish families. But Hogarth senses a greater threat… and when the name of Atacan appears, his worst fears are realised.The Atacans were notorious criminals, leading a crime syndicate which dominated nineties London, but they were eventually destroyed by the gangs who replaced them. Yet now the Atacan name returns to Hogarth’s life – in the shape of an ex-girlfriend and in the signature found at Baba Sen’s murder. The Atacans were supposed to be dead and buried - but not anymore. Now Hogarth must hope he is the only one caught in the crosshairs…Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell, Helen Durrant, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping detective thrillers with flawed characters and police procedurals with shocking twists and a noir flavour, then the DI Hogarth series is for you.Readers have described the Hogarth series as pefect for fans of British crime thrillers, Female detective novels, British crime mysteries, Police Procedurals, Heist thrillers and Noir Thrillers..The Setting:Southend-on-sea, Just over an hour from London. A tough and densely packed suburban town sandwiched between the sparkling Thames Estuary and a semi-rural hinterland of fields and marshes. A place where wealth and glamour sit cheek-by-jowl with addiction, poverty and crime. When he transferred to the Essex coast, ex-Met Detective Joe Hogarth might have imagined he was signing up for sun, sea and semi-retirement. But the merry hell of Southend might just have him beat. It’s a good thing this DI doesn’t know when to quit…THE DI HOGARTH SERIESTHE DARKEST LIESTHE DARKEST GRAVETHE DARKEST DEEDTHE DARKEST TRUTHTHE DI HOGARTH SECRET FEAR SERIESTHE SECRET FEARTHE SECRET DAWNTHE SECRET SINSThe DI HOGARTH POISON PATH SERIESTHE POISON PATHTHE HUNTER’S PATHTHE CINDER PATHAND NEW FOR 2021 - THE DEADLY KISSALSO BY SOLOMON CARTERLONG TIME DYING 1-13LUCK AND JUDGMENTLONDON CALLINGTHE FINAL TRICKAND MUCH MORE...

Run and Hide! - A Gripping Conspiracy Thriller : (Book One - The Orlando File)

The Most Gripping Mystery & Detective Medical Thriller you will ever read!For fans of Lee Child, Kathy Reich, Tess Gerritsen, the Orlando File is a fast-paced thriller, with a thrilling twist.The Story: When an investigative journalist with the Washington Post discovers six of the world's leading scientists have all 'committed suicide' in the past seven days, he sets out to discover the truth behind their deaths.Discovering that those who died were killed to stop them unveiling the results of their latest research, a discovery that could usher in a new age of hope and health for all humanity, he vows to find who was responsible for their deaths and to uncover the powerful secret they were killed to protect.On a trail that takes him around the world and back, the journalist uncovers a sinister organization that will stop at nothing to prevent others from learning about the mysterious 'Orlando Treatment'. But finally, when the journalist understands just what the Orlando File contains, he is faced with a choice no man should ever have to make, and everyone who reads this book must ask the same question: "What would I do, if I were him?"Special Bonus: Anyone who reads this book will learn a simple little known medical fact that could extend their life by 20 years!What people are saying about The Orlando File:"Fast paced and well constructed. An original storyline that had many elements of believability. Every chapter ended in a cliff-hanger. I couldn't put it down.""Once I started reading I could not put it down. Lots of action and a good plot. Very good book.""Exciting thriller with a main character I instantly took to. Usually, I skim boring bits in books, but no need for that in this book, it was a genuine page turner.""Wow! What a thriller! A total page turner! Also all too believable. I could not put this book down and when it was finished it left me thinking for days! Please read and enjoy.""I really enjoyed this book. I had never read this author before, but l will read everything he's written now! This really was a well written, page-turning medical mystery.""This book is a thriller from the first paragraph to the last. I was surprised constantly and I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a medical thriller.""Right from the beginning, you are drawn into this book and you will be unable to put down. The idea of what genetic engineering may be possible, is mind bending. You can actually believe the characters are real. It is a breath-taking book to read."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 recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two.

Waist Deep (Stefan Kopriva Mystery Series Book 1)

When disgraced former cop Stefan Kopriva is asked by an old high school classmate to find a runaway sixteen year old girl, he reluctantly accepts. Driven by guilt over a terrible mistake that drove him from the force more than ten years earlier, Kopriva battles old injuries, old demons and long ago memories as he unravels the mystery of the missing Kris Sinderling...and seeks his own redemption.

The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy Book 1)

Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the earlier published The Great Game. The last book in the trilogy, The Outer Circle, will be published in April of 2015. The Great Game and The Metronome are largely independent, with only a minor overlap amongst the characters. The Outer Circle brings the heroes of the two earlier books together to conclude their journey.

Calculated Deception: The Calculated Series: Book 1

Dr. Ree Ryland must work with the FBI to catch a criminal before time runs out in this charming, character-driven read.Dr. Ree Ryland is an engineering professor who loves her job and plays by the rules. Her life is reassuringly predictable – until an enemy hiding in plain sight decides her squeaky-clean reputation is the perfect cover to commit a crime.When Agent Parker Landon and his FBI team discover that someone at the university has been procuring military-grade hardware by disguising it as test equipment, all evidence points to Ree. After the FBI intercepts a shipment that puts Ree in the clear, Parker is forced to tell her that she’s being used as a pawn by an unseen enemy. And now she’s in that enemy’s crosshairs. Ree turns down the protective detail offered by the FBI and insists on using her inside knowledge to help with the investigation. Parker is leery of bringing a civilian on to the team, but he’s surprised at how much fun he has working with Ree, even as he tries to keep her out of harm’s way.Parker, Ree and the FBI team find increasingly worrying evidence that someone is quietly acquiring everything they need to cause destruction on a massive scale. Now, they must uncover the motive and identity of the killer hiding among Ree’s friends and colleagues before it’s too late.Calculated Deception is Book 1 in The Calculated Series. All books in The Calculated Series may be enjoyed as standalone novels or as a series.

The Contract Lawyer (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book 14)

He went into the jungle to find his family. He came back out to find himself...Thaddeus Murfee is an attorney in San Diego whose nephew is kidnapped to South America. The traffickers just didn't know all the rules, but he did. This is Thaddeus at his best, pulled away from his normal life and cast into a cruel world where the cartels run rife and anything goes. This time, they rang the wrong doorbell, took the wrong kid, and ran in the wrong direction. Because this seasoned lawyer will stop at nothing to bring back his sister's son. And in the end, there will be a trial, inside a California courtroom, where justice is sought and crimes are punished. But will they even be there? Or will they no longer walk the earth, buried in a South American jungle where no one cares?Join million-seller John Ellsworth on a train wreck of a ride through South American jungles and back streets while your hero, Thaddeus Murfee, does his thing. Get it now!John Ellsworth is a Goodreads writer with over 60,000 ratings and a USA Today Bestseller and a Kindle All-Star. "The Best Legal Fiction." - American Institute of Justice"WE ARE INSPIRED BY THIS WRITER AND HOW HE IS DELIGHTING READERS"--AMAZON PRESS RELEASE 10/15/18More than 3m copies downloaded and 1000s of five-star reviews. Available in digital, print, and audiobook.What Amazon readers are saying:★★★★★ 'Once I started reading, I didn't want to put it down!'★★★★★ 'Recommend to anyone who likes legal thrillers.'★★★★★ 'Once again, I love the way the author keeps you on your toes on who is going to be involved in the next crime.'★★★★★ 'So far, this series is a must-read. John Ellsworth is a new author to me, and I will continue to read what he writes.'★★★★★ 'John Ellsworth has done a great job creating a character who is in the same category as John Grisham, And the other great writers, my new favorite.'★★★★★ 'Of course, I enjoy all of his books, but this one was exceptional!'★★★★★ 'Remarkable book!'★★★★★ 'John Ellsworth doesn’t fool around.'★★★★★ 'Simply awesome.'★★★★★ 'This is another unputdownable book by Mr. Ellsworth.

Corktown (Abby Kane FBI Thriller Book 1)

They locked him up seven years ago. He’s still killing.Executives from Detroit’s automakers are being mutilated, and all signs point to a serial killer known as the Doctor. But there’s a problem with that. Detroit Police put him away a long time ago.Fiery FBI agent Abby Kane is tasked with figuring out how this madman can kill again. When she visits the Doctor behind bars, he swears he’s innocent and not the psychopath everyone thinks he is. Oddly enough, Abby believes him.To prove the Doctor’s innocence, Abby investigates the case that put him behind bars and discovers evidence of a cover-up. She soon finds herself marked as enemy number one by the city’s power players. Even the executives who are being targeted by the killer want her silenced. The pressure only intensifies when Abby believes the real killer is connected to the automakers. Can Abby untangle the web of lies before she’s silenced for good?If you like Patterson, Cornwell, and Baldacci, you’ll love the equally thrilling and highly addictive Abby Kane series.Meet Abby KaneShe spent her early career putting sickos, psychopaths, and ruthless killers behind bars. After her husband's mysterious death, Abby moved her family to San Francisco, hoping for a fresh start and healing. What she got instead was a job with the FBI and a directive to solve their most baffling cases.What readers are saying:★★★★★ Corktown is a great start to a captivating series of Abby Kane thrillers.★★★★★ Hutchinson is a runner up to Patterson for fast-paced and smooth running plots.★★★★★ Great storyline. Memorable cast. And a few curveballs.★★★★★ I truly enjoy the character of Abby Kane.★★★★★ The best book I have read in a long time. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.★★★★★ The city of Detroit, the FBI, and Abby make for a powerful triad of a novel.★★★★★ This is the first novel of Ty's that I've read, and it won't be the last.★★★★★ I had to put the book down for a few minutes just to take a breath.Corktown is book one in the Abby Kane series from USA Today bestselling author Ty Hutchinson. A page-turning thriller that dives headfirst into the grit of Detroit.

Hit List

It’s time to take America back. And only organized crime can do it.When a gambler tries to pay a bookie with food stamps, the Mafia realizes the liberal entitlement society has gone too far.With half the country on some sort of government assistance, disposable income is disappearing. And without disposable income, the Mob will soon be out of business.Enough.Three New Jersey Mafia families decide to band together to take control of the country. To do so they must get 12 flaming liberals who are destroying the country with a progressive agenda “out of the way.” A “hit list” that will lead to the ultimate target, the President.But this is the new Mob, using brains and technology instead of bullets. And they have a not-so-secret weapon: a United States Senator who happens to be a blood relative.And blood is thicker than politics.

Knockout (A Holly Hands Mysterya??Book 1)

"Great debut to the series, with a cast of zany characters you want to know more about and a wonderful mystery that quickly became a page-turner."--Amazon review (5 stars)"Wow! I didn't want this book to end!"--Amazon review (5 stars)"I have found a new favorite character and author."--Amazon review (5 stars)Fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune will find a new character to love in Holly Hands!Holly Hands. 29. Single mom. Disgraced, former boxing pro. Repo woman.Repossessing Lamborghinis and other exotic toys from criminals is second-hat for Holly.But finding a dead body—and solving a murder—is not.Luckily, Holly has Lucky by her side—a neglected pit bull she found on the wrong side of a job, who refuses to leave her side—and who, like her, has nowhere to go but up. Together, maybe they can crawl their way out of the urban hell of their bad slice of Baltimore, where coming home at night is even more dangerous than going to work. Maybe Holly can manage to get her young daughter the medical treatment she desperately needs, and manage to get her out of her dangerous public school and into the private school of her dreams. Just maybe, she can fall in love with that private school Dad from the other side of town and start a whole new life.Or maybe not.Life has never been easy for Holly. And if the past few days—and the dead body in her trunk—are any indication—it’s about to get a whole lot worse.KNOCKOUT (A HOLLY HANDS MYSTERY) is book #1 in a riveting new mystery series, a page-turning thriller that grabs you from page one and does not let go. Get ready to find yourself reading all night, bleary-eyed, and falling madly in love with a new character who will fight her way into your heart.Book #2 (SUCKER PUNCH) and Book #3 (BELOW THE BELT) in the series are also available.

HOSTILE WITNESS: A Josie Bates Thriller (The Witness Series Book 1)

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is uncovered it can save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both."This story was inspired by a case my husband handled. As a superior court judge he had to sentence a minor to life in prison. It made me wonder how I felt about minors arrested for violent crimes. Are they most vulnerable among us - capable or horrible violence, perceived as adults and yet emotionally still children?" Rebecca Forster "An enthralling read, with colorful, well-developed characters and the unique atmosphere of the California beach communities." Nancy Taylor Rosenberg"Blending complex psychological character portraits with spot-on accurage courtroom drmaa, Forster's riveting legal thriller keeps the plot twists coming until the last, satisfying page." - Alafair Burke

Death on the Marais (Inspector Lucas Rocco Book 1)

FULLY REVISED NEW EDITIONDanger and intrigue follow him wherever he goes.France, 1963. It's a time of great change, not least for Inspector Lucas Rocco. As part of a nationwide initiative to broaden police operations, he finds himself moved from the Paris metropolis to a small village.His new patch might be rural, but it's certainly not uneventful: on his first day, he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform, lying in a British military cemetery.When the body is removed by order of a magistrate from the police mortuary before Rocco can finish his investigation, he realises he's up against a formidable enemy. An enemy who will go to any lengths – even murder – to stop his investigation.A pulse-pounding historical crime thriller, perfect for fans of Martin Walker, Maigret and Mark Billingham.

Buy a Bullet (A free Orphan X ebook short story)

AN EXCLUSIVE EBOOK SHORT STORY, NOT A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL. Taken from a children's home as a young boy, Evan Smoak was a trained to become a government operative known as Orphan X. But then he broke with the programme.Now living out of sight and out of reach of his former employers, Evan chances upon a young woman in a coffee shop in Northern California who needs his help. Brutalized and under the control of a very powerful, dangerous man, she knows her life is at risk if she doesn't escape. And Evan knows that only a man with his particular set of skills has any chance of setting her free. His next move was never in doubt.Buy A Bullet is the story of the day Orphan X became The Nowhere Man.Praise for Orphan X:'Outstanding in every way' LEE CHILD'Read this book. You will thank me later'DAVID BALDACCI'The most gripping thriller I've read in a long, long time!' TESS GERRITSEN'The page-turner of the season is Orphan X ... Wonderful'THE TIMES'Memorable as hell'JAMES PATTERSON'The most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity' ROBERT CRAIS'A page-turning masterpiece' JONATHAN KELLERMAN'A new series character to rival Reacher'INDEPENDENT'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series' DAILY MAIL'There is a pristine classicism to Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X, which borrows from Robert Ludlum and superhero lore to bring us Evan Smoak . . . Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places . . . Orphan X is weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master.' GUARDIAN'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' HARLAN COBEN'Orphan X is not good. Orphan X is great. Whatever you like best in a thriller - action, plot, character, suspense - Orphan X has it'SIMON TOYNE'Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher'LISA GARDNER'Bond, Frodo, Paddington Bear - some of literature's greatest heroes have been orphans. Add Orphan X's Evan Smoak to the list'SHORTLIST'Orphan X is outstanding . . . a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller'WASHINGTON POST'Bestseller Hurwitz melds non-stop action and high-tech gadgetry with an acute character study in this excellent series opener . . . Evan Smoak is an electrifying character'PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series'ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Sasha McCandless Series: Volume 1 (Books 1-3) (The Sasha McCandless Box Set Series)

Now available in one volume, the first three fast-paced, suspense-packed legal thrillers in the Sasha McCandless series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller!Irreparable Harm (Book 1)After eight long years, Sasha McCandless is about to make partner at a prestigious law firm. When a plane operated by her client slams into the side of a mountain, killing everyone aboard, Sasha gears up to defend the inevitable civil lawsuits. She soon realizes the crash was no accident: a developer has created an application that can control a commercial plane's onboard computer from a smartphone. Sasha joins forces with a federal air marshal, and they race to prevent another airline disaster. But when people close to the matter start turning up dead, Sasha must rely on both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop the madman before he kills her.Inadvertent Disclosure (Book 2)Six months after an airplane crash altered the course of Sasha's professional and personal life, she's focused on building her solo law practice and tending her budding relationship with federal air marshal Leo Connelly, who helped her stop a madman. When she drives from Pittsburgh to rural Clear Brook County to argue a discovery motion, she finds a town bitterly divided over the issue of hydrofracking the Marcellus Shale. Outsiders from the oil and gas industry and environmental activists threaten to rip apart the community's fabric. Then the town's only judge is murdered, and Sasha can't just walk away. As she works to find the killer, she must race to save the town before it fractures beyond repair.Irretrievably Broken (Book 3)The venerable law firm of Prescott & Talbott is reeling from the murder of partner Ellen Mortenson -- purportedly at the hands of her estranged husband -- when a photograph of the dead woman arrives, her face Xed out and "ONE DOWN" scrawled across the bottom. Within days, a second partner is murdered, her husband also accused. Sasha doesn't practice criminal defense, so she's suspicious when her former firm asks her to represent Ellen's husband. Owing Prescott a favor, she takes the case and soon finds herself representing not one, but both, of the so-called Lady Lawyer Killers. The long hours jeopardize her relationship with Leo Connelly when he needs her most. That's the least of Sasha's troubles, though, because what she doesn't know is that the real killer is waging a vendetta for a past case gone wrong. And there's one more lawyer on his list.

The Corpse in the Cabana (Viola Roberts Cozy Mystery Book 1)

Successful author Viola Roberts is headed to a writers’ conference at an exotic Florida resort complete with white sand beaches and swaying palm trees. She plans to lounge in the shade drinking frosty beverages with little umbrellas while catching up on her never ending to-be-read pile. And, of course, no sojourn to tropical climes would be complete without her boozy, wise-cracking best friend and fellow author, Cheryl. When Viola discovers the diva of the author world dead (as a doornail) of unnatural causes, the police immediately consider her their prime suspect. But when the head detective turns a gimlet eye on Viola’s best friend, the author has had enough! Along with help from hunky fellow writer, Lucas Salvatore, Viola is determined to ascertain who killed the corpse in the cabana before she, or Cheryl, wind up in jail. Or worse.The Corpse in the Cabana is the first in the bookish cozy mystery series, Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries set (mostly) in the quaint seaside town of Astoria, Oregon.Book 2 - The Stiff in the StudyBook 3 - The Poison in the PuddingBook 4 - The Body in the BathtubBook 5 - The Venom in the ValentineBook 6 - The Remains in the RectoryBook 7 - The Death in the Drink

The Beauty of Bucharest (A Clean Up Crew Thriller Book 1)

What would you do if you found a body in the trunk of your wife’s car?This is the question facing Dan Porter as he stood in the parking lot and looked down at a man wrapped in clear plastic sheeting…a man with a tidy .38 bullet hole in his forehead. But finding the body is a mere curiosity compared with the twists and turns Dan’s life will take over the next few days.International intrigue and edge-of-your-seat action abound as Dan and his lovely wife Nicole—who clearly has more than her share of dark secrets—risk their lives to rescue a stunning model and bring down one of the most evil men either of them have had the misfortune to meet.

A Study in Stone: A British Mystery (The Devonshire Mysteries Book 1)

Dan Corrigan wants to disappear.Burnt out by the pressures of corporate life, he escapes to the countryside. But when he least expects it, a chance discovery draws him into a compelling mystery.An ancient legend, a coded message on a stone slab, and a secret concealed in a country manor house: these are the clues that take Dan on a journey into the past, delving deeper into a hidden history.But reputations are on the line, and there are those who want the mystery to remain unsolved.Uncovering the truth might give Dan the confidence to rebuild his life, but if he fails, there’s no going back.Can you solve this very British mystery?Find out when you join Dan as he chases down the clues in A Study in Stone.The Devonshire Mysteries are traditional British mysteries in a modern-day setting.These are cosy mysteries (or ‘cozy mysteries’ for Dan Corrigan’s trans-Atlantic fans). There’s a touch of dry humour and the stories pay homage to the legacies of Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle. You’ll always find a mixed bag of suspects, plenty of clues and a few red herrings, so that you could have solved the mystery if only you’d put two and two together.Amateur Sleuth Dan Corrigan is quick-witted, driven and far too clever for his own good. Fortunately, his friend and neighbour, Alan Hargreaves, is the perfect foil for Dan's intellect. Loyal, dependable and with a knack for detailed research, Alan keeps Dan on track, and together, they make an effective team.Recommended Reading OrderA Study in StoneValley of LiesMystery at The HallMurder Between the TidesMystery in May.Praise for A Study in Stone (All from Amazon reviewers):A tightly written, fascinating mystery. The protagonists are mysterious in their own ways. Their interactions are interesting and realistic. It held my interest and I look forward to more in this series. How refreshing to find! What’s not to love? The pace is faster; the male sleuths are quick-witted, modern, and multidimensional. The setting is English. More please.It's the characters that really made it work. Dan and Alan are an unlikely pair, having very different personalities, but a shared inability to leave a puzzle unsolved sparks a friendship. I liked their refusal to give up until the mystery was solved.This was just fun to read from start to finish! I had no idea where it was going, didn't guess the end either. A quick and light story just right for my mood. I hope for more! The interaction between Dan and Alan reminded me of the Odd Couple. Their relationship may seem to grate on each other, but they learn that they do indeed make a good detective team! For this alone, I loved the book!This was a very different story, and well worth reading.

Cold Press: A Gripping British Mystery Thriller - Anna Burgin Book 1

A fashion photographer. A cub reporter. The missing persons story of a lifetime…London, 1993. Trainee investigative journalist Danny Churchill would do anything for his boss. And teaming up with her on what she promises will be the ultimate exposé has Danny’s pulse racing. But his excitement turns to dread when she vanishes and the detectives suspect murder.Fashion photographer Anna Burgin has a secret crush on her flatmate, Danny. So when she feels his pain over his missing mentor, the feisty woman leaps in with both feet to help Danny crack the case. But she’s soon risking more than her heart when a hunt for clues plunges them both headfirst into danger.Criss-crossing the country in search of his idol, Danny and Anna uncover a sinister trail of revenge. And just when they think they know which of her criminal enemies may be responsible, they find themselves targeted by corrupt police officials.Can Danny and Anna break the story of the century before they end up in the obituaries?Cold Press is the gripping first book in the Anna Burgin mystery-thriller series. If you like intriguing characters, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and surprise twists, then you’ll love David Bradwell’s spellbinding novel.Buy Cold Press to put a killer on the front page today!Cold Press is the gripping debut thriller by British writer David Bradwell - former winner of the PPA British Magazine Writer of the Year Award and writer for for publications as diverse as Smash Hits and the Sunday Times. It's book one in the Anna Burgin mystery series. Read the reviews on Amazon:"I loved this book right from the very first chapter. The style of writing gets you involved very quickly and draws you in, so much so that you feel the excitement, the tense tingling sensation of mystery and the shock at 'I didn't see that coming'. A great read and one I would highly recommend.""A very good read, many twists, both leading and misleading - but the surprise ending is a masterpiece."More below...

Pursuit of Justice: A Legal Thriller (Sam Spencer Legal Thriller Series Book 1)

A crazed killer. A stubborn lawyer. And a deadly race against time.When news of The Golden Lake Killer rise, the police quickly claim they caught their suspect. Refusing to pay mind to it, Sam is met with a surprise once a man is begging her to defend his brother; the man believed to be the culprit.The proof against him is staggering, yet Sam refuses to give up. And as the evidence against him heightens, Sam has no other choice but to take the law in her hands…Pursuit of Justice is Freya's 1st novel in the Sam Spencer series of blood-pumping legal thrillers. If you are an avid fan of strong female leads, action-packed courtroom drama, riveting characters and mind-blowing murder mystery, then you'll love Freya's intriguing story.Buy "Pursuit of Justice" today to discover Freya's new intriguing crime mystery!

The Watchmaker's Daughter (Glass and Steele Book 1)

USA Today bestselling series.India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why any old one won't do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London's best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again - and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books.

A Christmas Code (The Code Breakers Series Book 2)

All that stands between Viscount James Ashworth and a much-anticipated quiet retirement is one simple assignment: protect the Prince Regent at a holiday house party.But there's one thing this seasoned spy didn't count on--his childhood friend, Lady Gwyneth Beaumont, who has blossomed into an enticing, passionate hellion.Gwyneth herself has a secret mission of her own: prove she's worthy of joining the Code Breakers and win the heart of the hard-headed viscount she's loved since they were children. Yet when her spying uncovers a secret so shocking the enemy would kill for it, she's thrown head-first into a dangerous world of intrigue, deceit, and treachery.With Ash by her side, Gwyneth is unstoppable. Soon the notorious rake realizes that the woman he'd always considered off-limits is his perfect match, this Christmas and forever after--if only they can survive long enough for that mistletoe kiss.Readers are loving The Code Breakers Series!“The plot lines were never slow and the author was able to keep me interested throughout the whole series (that I read in 1 night!)” - Goodreads Reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”Another wonderful book with the perfect ending! - Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”I loved the story! The story was wonderfully told and kept the reader involved with the story line.“- Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cozy Mysteries 10 Book Box Set: The Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series 1-10 (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series Mega Box Sets 1)

Ready for a TEN book cozy mystery binge?Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited NOW!"This series grabbed me right from the start. I just love the characters!"2500+ pages! Grab the first TEN books in the Peridale Cafe series together for the first time!CONTENTS1. Pancakes and Corpses2. Lemonade and Lies3. Doughnuts and Deception4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos5. Shortbread and Sorrow6. Espresso and Evil7. Macarons and Mayhem8. Fruit Cake and Fear9. Birthday Cake and Bodies10. Gingerbread and Ghosts+ SURPRISE BONUS BOOK!------------------------------------BOOK 1. Pancakes and Corpses------------------------------------Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe's most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered."Any reader of cozy mysteries will enjoy this book!"---------------------------------BOOK 2. Lemonade and Lies---------------------------------When the entire village is invited to a garden party for a mysterious ‘special announcement’, nobody expected that party to end with a man being thrown to his death from a window. The murder is committed at Julia South’s estranged father’s manor, so all eyes in Peridale turn to her to solve the case. In a race against the clock, Julia must juggle her blossoming romance with Detective Inspector Brown, and her young lodger, Jessie’s, sudden strange behaviour, to uncover the truth behind the man’s untimely death. With members of her own family in the frame, will Julia like what she discovers?----------------------------------------BOOK 3. Doughnuts and Deception----------------------------------------Julia never expected to be caught up in another murder investigation, but when she discovers that homeless people are dying suspiciously and the police aren't investigating, she can't sit back and do nothing. After promising her young lodger, Jessie, that she will do everything she can to help, Julia finds herself diving headfirst into the case, aided by her new Detective Inspector boyfriend, Barker. Sure there is a serial killer preying on the vulnerable residents of an old burnout warehouse, Julia must act quickly to get to the bottom of the mystery, but can she crack the case before more bodies turn up?"I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!"-----------------------------------------BOOK 4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos-----------------------------------------A funeral wreath is delivered to Barker’s cottage. Is it a prank, or a grim warning? Julia’s fears that somebody is trying to kill Barker are confirmed when a dead body with a striking resemblance to him is found on his doorstep the very next day, just as their romance is deepening. Barker might be on temporary suspension from his role as Detective Inspector at the village police station, but that doesn’t mean he’s short of enemies in Peridale, especially when a dark face from his past arrives in the small village to stir up painful memories. With an unclear list of suspects and motives, Julia vows to keep Barker safe, but can they figure out the puzzle as they work outside of the law in a race against time to stop Barker paying the ultimate price?"The Peridale Cafe series is one of the most enjoyable series in the cozy mystery genre!"PLUS 6 MORE!Each book can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery series with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhangers, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!

Shadow, the Mysterious Detective: Murder Mystery Classic

Police Captain Howard was on a duty on a dark and stormy night when he and his fellow policeman heard fighting noises and cries for help. As they reached the crime scene it was too late, a man's body was lying on the street and a murderer has already escaped. Facing the dead end in the lack of evidence, Police Captain Howard includes in the investigation Shadow, a mysterious person who claims to be a private investigator fighting crime. The Shadow is asked to help solving this unusual case, but as the things begin to unravel, it turns out that the Shadow is more mysterious than the case.

Making Her Bones (Stephanie Chalice Thrillers Book 8)

Explore the three pulse-pounding cases that made Chalice the savvy, superstar detective she is today. These novellas lead up to Don't Close Your Eyes, the first full-length book in the million-selling Stephanie Chalice Thriller Series.[To "make one's bones" is an American English idiom meaning to take actions to establish achievement, status, or respect. It is an idiomatic equivalent of "establishing one's bona fides".]⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ …Suspenseful from start to finish. One of my new favorites.OVER 1,000,000 series copies sold

"Lawrence Kelter is an exciting new novelist, who reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum."—Nelson DeMille

"Kelter is a master, pure and simple."
—The Kindle Book Review“Chalice’s acerbic repartee is like an arsenal of nuclear missiles.”—BookWire Review

The House of Closed Doors

Heedless. Stubborn. Disgraced. Small town Illinois, 1870: "My stepfather was not particularly fond of me to begin with, and now that he'd found out about the baby, he was foaming at the mouth"Desperate to avoid marriage, Nell Lillington refuses to divulge the name of her child's father and accepts her stepfather's decision that the baby be born at a Poor Farm and discreetly adopted.Until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out.Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and rethinks her decision to abandon her own child to fate. But even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby she may have no safe place to run to.

Hush Now Baby (Sloane Monroe Book 6)

USA Today Best Selling Book"This book had me turning pages way past my bedtime." - Sharyn Bradford Lunn, bestselling fiction authorOn a crisp, fall night, Serena Westwood wakes to the faint stirs of her crying baby.Bottle in hand, she tiptoes to the other side of the house, sneaks up to the crib, looks in. A wave of panic grips her as her real nightmare begins. Inside the crib, there is no baby.If you're a fan of Sue Grafton and Mary Higgins Clark, you'll love these suspenseful mysteries.A New York Times bestselling mystery series and a USA Today bestselling novel.Praise for Hush Now Baby:"Each book shows her talent as an author. Highly recommend. - L. Smith, Amazon Top Contributor"Bradshaw is a great storyteller.""Believable characters and an entertaining dialogue with several twists." - Bookzilla, Top 1,000 Reviewer"The suspense is consuming!""Very good book!" Warren A. Lewis, Top Fiction Contributor"A fantastic, fast-paced detective novel.""Of all the books in this series, this one is my favorite." - Rose, Top 500 Reviewer

The Good Knight (The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries Book 1)

Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together ... murder, intrigue, and romance in medieval Wales!Five years after Gareth walked away from Gwen in disgrace, she encounters him in the aftermath of an ambush, standing over the body of a murdered king. Although it isn't exactly the reunion Gwen had dreamed of, she and Gareth join forces against the treachery and intrigue rife within the court of Gwynedd.And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the foundations of Wales.Complete Series reading order: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, The Unlikely Spy, The Lost Brother, The Renegade Merchant, The Unexpected Ally, The Worthy Soldier, The Favored Son, The Viking Prince, The Irish Bride, The Prince's Man. Also The Bard's Daughter (prequel novella).

Death by Peanuts (DI Parlour Book 1)

Acne-ridden Christian detective, Mark 'Pizza' Parlour, must find the killer among his own congregation when an ex-serviceman slumps head-first into a plate of chocolate eclairs at the Church Council meeting. But the murderer appears to have ascended into thin air. This is the first in the DI 'Pizza' Parlour series.

Ruth's First Christmas Tree: A Dr Ruth Galloway Short Mystery

It is three days before Christmas and a bitter wind is blowing across Norfolk.Until her daughter was born, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway didn't do Christmas, but now that Kate is a year old, she wants it to be special. She must get a tree, shop for food, clean the house, buy presents, including one for her new boyfriend - who she isn't even sure is her boyfriend - and remember to get the turkey out of the freezer.But time is rushing by and the best-laid plans don't always work out...

A Killer's Reflection

Imagine meeting the perfect man online…charming, tall, handsome, doting, charismatic.You're friends and family love him...BUT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EMERGES A MONSTER LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.The birth of a serial killer emerges in the projects of New York in A Killer's Reflection. Raised in the midst of chaos, drugs, alcohol, and sexual abuse, Douglass Randall Coleman Jr. didn't have a fighting chance. He learned early on how to use his good looks and sexuality to charm others into getting what he wanted.Even his therapist could not figure him out. Was he a narcissist, sociopath, or both? He was her 'special' case study that would make her famous. Crossing the line between doctor-patient privilege, and preventing future murders would plague Dr. Olivia Reed for months.But there was someone smarter than all of them; despite being driven by jealousy and spite, he was determined to take Douglass down for all the crimes he has ever committed.Meanwhile, the detectives working the case wonder HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE before they had enough evidence to trap him in his own web of lies.

The Perfect Murder: Spine-chilling short stories for long summer nights

Spine-chilling short stories for long summer nights…Featuring short stories from e-book bestsellers Paul Finch, Jacqui Rose and Mark Sennen and highly anticipated stories from Luca Veste and Michael Russell, this short story collection will have you up all night.Each short story is followed up by exclusive extracts of each of the authors’ upcoming titles.Before Noon by Jacqui Rose: A nail-biting story that focuses on the events prior to a safe deposit robbery.Time’s Up by Luca Veste: Set in Liverpool a grisly tale of being lost and seeking redemption.Him! by Paul Finch: The darkest things happen at night… A thriller sure to keep you on the edge of your seat from the #1 bestseller Paul Finch.Wunderland by Mark Sennen: A chilling story based at a writer’s retreat in the middle of nowhere.The Puzzle Behind The Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O’Bryan: A feature that looks at Laurence’s fascination with conspiracy theories.An Act Of Contrition by Michael Russell: when Donal Kerrigan is found dead and the man who shot him has admitted the murder, it seems likes a closed case. Yet, all is not as it first appears as Inspector David Gillespie soon discovers.

The Back Door Man

Manners and Monsters

A lady never reveals the true extent of her decay...Hannah Miles lives a quiet existence, helping her parents conduct research into a most terrible affliction - until a gruesome murder during her best friend's engagement party pulls her from the shadows. With her specialist's knowledge and demure disposition, Hannah is requested to aid the investigation.Except Hannah discovers her role is to apologise in the wake of the rude and disgraced man tasked with finding the murderer. The obnoxious Viscount Wycliff thinks to employ Hannah purely as a front to satisfy Whitehall, but she'll have none of that.The two must work together to find the murderer before the season is ruined. But the viscount is about to meet his greatest challenge, and it's not a member of the ton with a hankering for brains.

The Murder at Sissingham Hall (An Angela Marchmont Mystery Book 1)

On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful wife Rosamund was once Knox's fiancée. But in the dead of night Sir Neville is murdered. Who did it? As suspicion falls on each of the house guests in turn, Knox finds himself faced with deception and betrayal on all sides, and only the enigmatic Angela Marchmont seems to offer a solution to the mystery. This 1920s whodunit will delight all fans of traditional country house murder stories.

The Last Line - thriller boxed set: Full of gripping international action, twists and suspense

Revenge or Duty.Could you make the choice?Jenna Royal must make this choice.To avenge the death of her murdered sister.Or stand up and fight for freedom of the nation.There is no time to do both. She must choose...Or we'll all face the consequences.A team must be built. A force must be resisted. The midnight hour is here....The Last Line thriller boxed set. Grab your copy of this top-rated thriller now!Brief Interview with the author, Solomon Carter:Q. What kind of readers do you think like the Last Line series?A. I think fans of Russell Blake's Jet series, people who enjoy LT Ryan, Mark Dawson and Alan McDermott will love Jenna Royal and The Company. The Last Line is big-canvas, epic thriller series. It's locked and fully loaded.Q. How else would you describe the story? A. It's a high-speed roller coaster ride with action, twists and turns all the way to the end. People who love heart-pumping, page turning thrillers, will love this series.Q. Why did you write the Last Line?A. I got to know the characters really well before I wrote this series. In the end Jenny Royal had to be written. She is probably the baddest, toughest female heroine out of all my books. Her character comes from a pure need for revenge. But she's a real kind of woman. She has emotions, romantic leanings, and a ten tons of responsibility on her shoulders. Q. Sounds great! Solomon, you've written five Last Line adventures. Have you got plans for any more?A. The Last Line was inspired by international events unfolding around the world during the writing process. There is always 'bad stuff' happening in the world. That sounds stupidly simplistic, but it's true. The stories of the Last Line are about last resort solutions to nightmare scenario problems in a very dangerous world. Those problems could happen. There is actually plenty of inspiration out there right now. I think we could all do with Jenna and The Company getting to work right away!Q. How would you categorise this series?A. With my librarian's hat on? I'd have to say The Last Line is an action thriller series, it has a female protagonist, in fact it has two female lead characters, with at least two strong male characters alongside them. It's a conspiracy thriller series, it's a mystery thriller series, it's an International crime thriller series. Oh, and did I mention action and adventure? It's got all that and more. Q. That's a pretty comprehensive answer!A. I always aim to please.The Last Line boxed set. Join the adventure today.Grab your copy now!

A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia (A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure Book 1)

It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone—or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home, thanks to an unfortunate drunken encounter with Ticky's corpse which he'd much rather the police didn't find out about—and thanks also to his exasperating mother Cynthia's seeming determination to get herself arrested by tampering with the evidence. But a pretty girl with big blue eyes is demanding his help in solving the mystery, so what can he do but agree? Now all he has to do is hide the wrong clues, find the right ones, and unmask the murderer before the police discover what's really been going on. That ought to be easy enough. If only people didn't keep getting killed...

The Wolf's Shadow: An Urban Fantasy Thriller (Lycanthropy Files Book 1)

Life as she knew it is over. At the next full moon, the real trouble begins…Epidemiologist Joanie Fisher can’t catch a break. After her lab burns to the ground, her boss simultaneously fires her and ends their affair. And though she’s inherited her grandfather’s multimillion-dollar estate, Joanie’s shocked to discover the property comes infested with werewolves.Confronted by a ruggedly handsome shifter who begs her to continue her cutting edge research into the wolves’ physical changes, Joanie unearths a sinister conspiracy that puts her own life in danger. And as she pushes hard to find the cure, shadowy figures will do anything to make sure she never develops a treatment… including resorting to murder.Can Joanie end the wolfish disease before she’s next on a killer’s list?The Wolf’s Shadow is the first book in the pulse-pounding Lycanthropy Files urban fantasy series. If you like strong female characters, insidious cabals, and medical thriller-style storytelling, then you’ll love Cecilia Dominic’s hair-raising genre mashup.Buy The Wolf's Shadow to claw your way to the truth today.Series order:The Wolf's ShadowLong ShadowsBlood's ShadowA Million Shadows: A Lycanthropy Files novellaDo you like long, connected series where you get to hang out more in the same universe with characters you've grown to love? You're in luck! There's also a spinoff series, The Fae Files, which starts with The Shadow Project. ***This book was originally titled The Mountain's Shadow and was first published by Samhain Publishing in October 2013***

Fool's Gold: Classic Adventure Novel (Sam Harris Adventure Book 1)

What if your first job turned into a treasure hunt?It’s 1987. Sam is a rookie geologist who finds herself working for a dodgy entrepreneur in the small South American country of Sierramar. At first, it seems as if she has made a mistake. Bored and badly paid, she struggles to adapt; thank goodness for her mad friend Gloria. When a work trip to the jungle yields a clue to a long-hidden archaeological treasure, Sam gets involved in an expedition to uncover the truth. But she’s not the only one who is searching, and some will kill to get there first. Will Sam survive her first adventure? Fool's Gold is book one in the complete Sam Harris Adventure series. If you like an exciting adventure with realistic storylines in an exotic location, set before modern technology, you’ll love this novel.Buy Fool’s Gold and have an adventure with Sam!

The Reluctant Coroner (Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book 1)

Blood is thicker than oil--until murder is involved. Fenway Stevenson doesn't want to return to the coastal town where her estranged father is practically king. But the death of her mother draws her back home--and the murder of the county coroner draws her into a deepening conspiracy. As the body count rises and all signs seem to point toward her father's oil company, will Fenway uncover the truth before family bonds become deadly?

Primary Target: The Forging of Luke Stonea??Book #1 (an Action Thriller)

“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)In the much-anticipated debut of a new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, when elite Delta Force soldier Luke Stone, 29, joins a secretive government agency, he is dispatched on the mission of a lifetime: a whirlwind race across Europe and the Mid-East to save the President’s daughter before she is beheaded by terrorists.In PRIMARY TARGET (Book #1), we see the forging of one of the world’s toughest—and most lethal—soldiers: Luke Stone. A 29 year old veteran who has seen enough battle to last a lifetime, Luke is tapped by the Special Response Team, a secretive new FBI agency (led by his mentor Don Morris) to tackle the most high-stake terrorism operations in the world.Luke, still haunted by his wartime past and newly married to an expecting Becca, is dispatched on a mission to Iraq, with his new partner Ed Newsam, to bring in a rogue American contractor. But what begins as a routine mission mushrooms into something much, much bigger.When the President’s teenage daughter, kidnapped in Europe, is ransomed by terrorists, Luke may be the only one in the world who can save her before it is too late.PRIMARY TARGET is an un-putdownable military thriller, a wild action ride that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It marks the long-anticipated debut of a riveting new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, dubbed “one of the best thriller authors” out there.“Thriller writing at its best.”--Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)Books #2-#6 are also available!Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Crime Fiction: Private Eye Thriller (mystery, suspense series of mystery, thriller, suspense Thriller Mystery, crime and murder)

(8 RED HOT MYSTERIES STORIES + 3 BONUS MYSTERIES = 11 or 601 words over 430 pages Limited Time TAKE ‘EM NOW!) Make way for 8 IRRESISTIBLE, Private Eye Thrillers… This 8 BOOK Randall Stone Bundle brings you plenty of murders, robbery, kidnapping and everything in between!The perfect boxed set for anyone who enjoys crime thrillers, mystery books and, of course, murder mysteriesKill Me Again Lee Coleman's a low life and a piece of dirty, but when his bodyguard shows up at Stone's office his cold blue eyes peering down a nickel plated 38 revolve Stone's drag into another case. When he finds, Coleman's dead he may be pursuing the wrong suspect. Shallow Grave When Stone is hired to pick up a jar of face cream from a Frenchman named Lorenzo Carlos, he thinks it's going to be a quick one thousand bucks, but faith has its own plans. Stone's life is threatened by a cosmetic company owner that has a soft voice but an itchy trigger finger, leading to an explosion that rocks the foundation of the case. All this for a jar of face cream? There's something wrong in Central City, and it's Stone’s job to find out the truth. Wishful Thinking When a carnival employee hires Randall Stone to investigate his girlfriend, a girl is murdered in a fire accidentally blowing a secret wide open. Cold Fury When Stone meets a beautiful woman in the Lake View Bar, she shows him a clipping out of the Personal columns of the newspaper. An attorney wanted to know the whereabouts of Mary Patton, wife of the late, Ben Patton, who died seven years ago in the Philippine Islands. Mr. Patton left a legacy of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for his wife. She hired Stone to claim her inheritance and he meet a man with his code of vigilante justice and Randall Stone’s on the top of his list.Die to Be Rich When Stone's hired to pick up an envelope for Mellissa, it's supposed to be a simple case, but nothing is as it seems when you’re a private eye. On the way back from the pickup, Stone is covered by two thugs that use him as a punching bag. Now Stone carries out his own brand of justice on the streets of Central City. You’re Going to Die Mr. Stone When a Puerto Rican man walks into Stone’s office and tells him; he’s going to die Stone’s asked to deliver a letter to the man who’s trying to kill the Puerto Rican. A guy just released from prison named Tony Ramirez. And when two men are murdered, Stone tries to find the link between the dead men and lottery racket in the Northpark area. It’s Called Murder Scott Braga has one wish, to talk to his son before he leaves Central City and has 12 hours before he goes. He hires Randall Stone to find his son on Fifth Street one of the most dangerous areas in town. When a murder happens, Stone tries to identify the real culprit. Sweet Letters of Death When a man hoping to find a companion or even a soul mate gets taken for a considerable amount of money through a mail order bride he hires Randall Stone to get his money back. Stone races to expose them before it happens to someone else. Tales of: Detective, Police Detective, Police, Murder, Investigation, Death, Violence, Blood, Shootout, Police Officer, Shot to Death, Corpse, Revenge, Fight, Gun, Murder Investigation, Gunfight, Husband Wife Relationship, Fistfight Neo Noir, Interrogation, Police Investigation, Deception Blood Splatter, Gangster, Beating, Murderer, Punched In the Face, Car Chase, Hostage, Arrest, Policeman, Kidnapping, Shot In The Back, Shot In The Head, Crime Investigation, Police Shootout, Murder Suspect, Police Officer Killed, Surveillance, Suspense, Police Chase, Crime Scene, Robbery Brutality, Psychopath, Serial Killer

Retaliation (Her Sweet Revenge Series Book 1)

A virgin librarian with hot-chick potential, the conflicts in her story won’t let you put the book down. Be prepared for an all-nighter… She watches the mob kill her twin and is too frozen with fear to stop them. How can she live with that cowardice eating away at her self-respect? Revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. Though she’s naïve, she isn’t stupid. When she finds a stash of loot in her brother’s gym locker, she has the means. Now all she needs is the guts to make every one of those low-life gang members pay.People might think detectives are hard-assed cops with no home life, but Trace McGuire has a dying mom he loves fiercely. Already stressed over his personal problems, he takes a bullet for a virgin beauty hiding while mobsters shoot her brother. This chick draws out every protective instinct he thought had disintegrated over years on the job and he becomes invested – in her hot body, her plans for retaliation and her fighting spirit. Helpless, he watches her enter the seedy underworld that’ll eat her alive. Then he sees her fight.And wonders if they’ll survive her. Book #1 - RetaliationCass won't rest until her brother's murderers are jailed or dead. She goes after them one at a time with no intention of stopping until she has her revenge. Detective McGuire takes a bullet for her. Now the annoying man believes she’s his responsibility and wants to stop her, protect her... control her.Book #2 - JusticeWhen she continues to dig for information on who killed her brother, Cassi's life becomes fraught with danger. Between bartending in a sleazy joint, getting into fights with hookers and trying to scare off her stalker, she never seems to get any time to just be a girl in love.Book #3 - ResolutionSince her brother Raoul’s murder at the hands of his own gang members, revenge has driven Cass to find answers. Money, hidden by Raoul, is funding her quest. And tenacity born of hate fuels the relentless need to make those killers pay.Book #4 - EndingsCassi’s a fighter who won’t stop until she gets justice for her murdered brother. Once she’s faced with the ultimate cost, will she be able to see it through? And can she live with herself if she doesn't?Book #5 - FaithFaith’s always tried to be a good person. From the beginning, everything was against her. A sick mother forced her into a world of drugs and sexual dysfunction that she couldn’t overcome. Until she lost the man she loved and found a baby who filled her heart.Book #6 -LeniLeni believes her mother didn't come back for her because she'd died. Wrong! Blackmail finally forces the woman out of the shadows. On top of these stresses, Leni learns the name of her cousin's killer. Payback is her only option.

The Omega Strain (A Mitch Herron Thrillera??Book 1)

Mitch Herron's business is death and business is good. An assassin without equal, Herron’s latest job is no walk in the park, because fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon.With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron must hunt down the fanatics and stop their attack, knowing he might be the only person who can.The clock is ticking....If you like Robert Ludlam’s Jason Bourne, Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp and Mark Dawson’s John Milton, you’ll love The Omega Strain, the first novel in the addictive Mitch Herron series. Get it now!*******Also in the series…The Shadow Enclave (Mitch Herron 2)The Lazarus Protocol (Mitch Herron 3)The Capricorn Deception (Mitch Herron 4) - NEW RELEASE!What reviewers are saying about Steve P. Vincent’s thrillers…“Great fun. A two-fisted thriller, escaped from five minutes into the future.” – John Birmingham, USA Today Bestseller.“Masterful, electrifying thrillers that will keep you coming back for more.” – Nathan M. Farrugia, USA Today Bestseller.“A vibrant thriller series with international appeal, slyly-written and entertaining, which should satisfy fans of the genre.” – Newtown Review of Books.“It’s power play after high-stakes political power play in the Jack Emery series. This series had us white-knuckling our iPad.” – Apple Books.“A jet-setting, alarming, bang-pow-kaboom read full of bloodshed and machinations you’ll hope never become reality. Don’t start reading it at 9pm unless you have the next day off!” – ReadingKills.What Amazon readers are saying about the Mitch Herron series… ★★★★★ “A must read for those who love fast, action-packed suspense.”★★★★★ “An excellent start to a new action-packed thriller series!”★★★★★ “An awesome thriller. I wonder could this really happen?”★★★★★ “This book kept me on the edge of my seat.”★★★★★ “The story is well paced; there's no filler fluff. Everything counts.”★★★★★ “A life and death story that has compassion, danger, thrills, excitement and mystery.”★★★★★ “Cracking good! Five stars!”★★★★★ “Full-on action, adventure and drama.”★★★★★ “Very hard book to put down. Can't wait for the next one. . .”★★★★★ “Lots of action, twists and turns to keep you guessing.”★★★★★ “All I can say is WOW!”★★★★★ “An extremely well written and fast paced thriller. Enjoyed immensely.”★★★★★ “I was on the edge of my seat - beginning to end.”★★★★★ “Another wild and exciting ride. Couldn’t put it down.”★★★★★ “Always looking for a new kick ass hero, found one!”

In the Dead of Night (Vol. 1-3): Mystery Novel

Lionel Dering and Percy Osmond were in for a long night of drinking and playing billiard at the old Park Newton estate with their mutual friend Kester St. George keeping the score and entertaining them. In the heat of the moment Lionel and Percy went into a fight which was stopped by Kester. All three went to bed and when Lionel woke up in the middle of the night he found out that Percy was murdered in his room.

The Messiah Conspiracy - A Gripping Medical Suspense Thriller (Book One)

Looking for a new thriller writer to fall in love with? Get this gripping conspiracy now!For all thriller fans and readers of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne, Scott Mariani, John Lyman, David Baldacci or James Patterson.Could this really happen in the near future?A young student at Oxford University has an idea for his doctor’s thesis (PhD), which fulfils not only the criteria for ‘originality’, but goes far beyond it. For if Jason Dyke is right, his idea will soon change the world and shift the delicate balance of power from one nation to another. Jason’s idea is simple: In the genetics laboratory at Oxford University, he will clone Jesus Christ.But when the CIA finds out about his plan, the President of America realises that if the UK succeeds, the balance of power will shift from the USA to Europe. And he realises that the only way to stop this happening is for America to create its very own clone of Jesus Christ. The race is on...Whoever reads this book will never forget it. And they will ask….one of two questions:-1:Is it really possible?2: When will it happen?What people have been saying about this book:-Awesome Read: ‘I read many books and this one was one of the best I have read. I loved it and think I will read it more than twice. It was the kind of book that was almost impossible to put down. Very glad I bought it and would recommend it to everyone.’A Thumping Good 'Must' Read!: ‘Browsing the Kindle store for something to 'unwind' me, I chanced upon this excellent gem of a book. The characters are totally believable, able to deduce and thwart the plans of the Americans and British governments and to hide the true Messiah. A well thought out and researched book by the author, I was totally absorbed in it from start to finish. Believers & non-believers alike will enjoy this thumping good read!!! Far better than the Da Vinci Code by a country mile, I am certainly recommending this to all my many friends.’ Well Written: ‘I was looking at a different book, Dan Brown Inferno and this title came up on a reviewers comments suggesting it to be worth a read. I have to agree, it is. Loved the idea of cloning Jesus and for me it was written well, had page turning elements to it but I was disappointed when it ended. In a nice way though! It does leave one hanging...’ Totally preposterous, but enthralling! : ‘I just happened on this book while browsing to find things to download to my Kindle. The premise of the book captured my interest so I duly downloaded it. And, I loved it! The story is utter nonsense, let's be honest - recreating Jesus Christ through cloning?! But, it is written in such an engaging manner that I found myself drawn in unwittingly. Mid-read, I actually broke my ankle and I found myself begging my family to bring my Kindle to the hospital so I could continue reading the book! I would recommend this highly to anyone else, with the proviso that they suspend belief and read it for what it is - a truly interesting and captivating piece of fiction!’ Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. Trying Book One is an excellent way to get to know this exciting new author! Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book Two free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

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

This nail-biter from author AJ Scudiere will have you on the edge of your seat. In NightShade nothing is as it seems…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.Winner: Beverly Hills Book Awards for New Fiction 2015

A Ring of Truth (A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel Book 2)

“Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries!”“Henrietta and Inspector Howard make a charming odd couple in A Ring of Truth, mixing mystery and romance in a fizzy 1930s cocktail.” ―Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author “The crème de la crème of historical fiction,” ― Brit+Co “Brimming with dark plot on every page, this unpredictable literary thrill ride will transport you to the heart of 1930s Chicago and the love story of a lifetime.” ― POPSUGAR In this second book of the series, Henrietta and Clive delightfully rewrite Pride and Prejudice—with a hint of mystery!Newly engaged, Clive and Henrietta now begin the difficult task of meeting each other’s family. “Difficult” because Clive has neglected to tell Henrietta that he is in fact the heir to the Howard estate and fortune, and Henrietta has just discovered that her mother has been hiding secrets about her past as well. When Clive brings Henrietta to the family estate to meet his parents, they are less than enthused about his impoverished intended. Left alone in this extravagant new world when Clive returns to the city, Henrietta finds herself more at home with the servants than his family, much to the disapproval of Mrs. Howard—and soon gets caught up in the disappearance of an elderly servant’s ring, not realizing that in doing so she has become part of a bigger, darker plot.As Clive and Henrietta attempt to discover the truth in the two very different worlds unraveling around them, they both begin to wonder: Are they meant for each other after all?

OPENING SHOTS! THE LAST LINE: Opening the Last Line Conspiracy Thriller Series

Betrayed and left for dead, she witnessed her sister's brutal murder... Now elite ex-MI6 agent Jenna must set her past aside to stop a deadly conspiracy from destroying the nation...Opening Shots! The Last Line introducesThe Company, the nation's last line of defence. Built around a ramshackle team of dissidents, deserters and has-beens, this clandestine outfit is nowhere near ready. But they must fight ready or not, as a deadly enemy aims to bring the West to it's knees. This short read introduction presents the first three chapters of the Last Line, offering a thrilling taste of this exciting series. What advance reviewers have said about The Last Line:"The best Carter story yet...""Another hit, definitely...""I love the Last Line!"If you enjoy the 'Opening Shots' you'll love the rest of this high-octane thriller series!1/ The Last Line2/ Santiago3/ Between The Lines4/ Final PayloadCategorised as:Conspiracy thriller series Female lead thriller seriesFemale protagonistaction and adventure thriller series,female lead action thrillermale and female lead action thrillermale and female lead thrillerespionage thriller seriesinternational mystery and crime

Shunned No More (A Lady Forsaken Book 1)

A Lady Shunned by All...Lady Viola Oberbrook only wanted to forget the ill-fated early morning duel that took the lives of two young, wealthy, promising men of the ton and sent her fleeing for her father's country estate. Eight years later, she has her life in order: a fulfilling business, a few trusted friends, and no plans to return to London society. What she doesn't expect is to come face to face with her past.A Lord Betrayed by One...Brock Spencer, Earl of Haversham, only wants vengeance. Recently returned from his military service to the King, his plans include repairing his family estate, finding a bride, and destroying the girl responsible for the untimely death of his twin brothers. What he doesn't anticipate is falling in love with the only woman who should never be part of his future.An Impossible Match, Destined to Be...

PANDEMIC: A Medical Thriller

Get ready for a chilling and eye-opening novel ripped straight from today's headlines, by legendary Amazon bestselling author J.T. Brannan, a thriller writer at the top of his game.The world is about to change . . .A pandemic of biblical proportions is sweeping the world. Hospitals are near collapse, shelves are empty, economies are failing and – as money, food and resources run out – the streets of cities across the globe are ready to become war zones.The virus targets the elderly and vulnerable, and is believed by some to be a punishment from God, or an attempt by nature to reset the balance by wiping out large parts of the human race. But when investigative journalist Caitlyn Jackson stumbles upon some information that suggest the virus is far from natural, she starts to unravel a terrifying conspiracy.And what she discovers is that this first wave is just the start; and what might come next goes far beyond the pandemic, to threaten the very fabric of civilization itself.Pandemic is a chilling medical thriller like no other, and is guaranteed to make you question everything you thought you knew.Praise for J.T. Brannan –"What an absorbing, rollercoaster of a read." - Elly Griffiths, winner of the Edgar Award for The Crossing Places"Origin is a truly original novel, seamlessly meshing a modern high-tech chase thriller, stuffed full of guns and gadgets, with elements of ancient history to produce a book that’s both thought-provoking and relentlessly exciting." - James Becker, bestselling author of The First Apostle"Origin is a thrill a minute ride of a book." - Simon Toyne, bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy"Smart, sophisticated and thrilling, Origin drags you in and makes you hold your breath right to the last lung bursting page." - Sam Christer, bestselling author of The Stonehenge Legacy and The Turin Shroud

Agent Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thrillera??Book #1)

“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.”--Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie ReviewsIn this much-anticipated debut of an epic spy thriller series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, readers are taken on an action thriller across Europe as presumed-CIA operative Kent Steele, hunted by terrorists, by the CIA, and by his own identity, must solve the mystery of who is after him, of the terrorists’ pending target—and of the beautiful woman he keeps seeing in his mind.Kent Steele, 38, a brilliant professor of European History at Columbia University, lives a quiet life in a New York suburb with his two teenage daughters. All that changes when late one night he gets a knock on his door and is abducted by three terrorists—and finds himself flown across the ocean to be interrogated in a basement in Paris.They are convinced that Kent is the most lethal spy the CIA has ever known. He is convinced they have the wrong man.Do they?With a conspiracy around him, adversaries as smart as he is, and an assassin on his tail, the wild game of cat and mouse leads Kent on a perilous road—one that may lead back to Langley—and to a shocking discovery of his own identity.AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night.“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary )Books #2-#12 are also available!Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

The Shadow Priest

"This is a great beach read." –USA TODAY Network.In the remote Four Corners region of Colorado, Special Agent Nathaniel Arkin, a disgraced former intelligence officer, investigates the killing of a bigoted, vitriolic preacher who was about to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In processing the murder scene, Arkin thinks he recognizes the modus operandi of a shadowy group he pursued and was on the verge of exposing years earlier, just before his abrupt fall from grace and exile from Washington, D.C. Rumored to be run by a self-righteous, lapsed Jesuit priest, it was a group Arkin long suspected of orchestrating an international assassination campaign targeting charismatic, fledgling fanatics—future Hitlers and bin Ladens—just as they emerged from obscurity, before they were capable of instigating mass murder. Reluctant, but aching for redemption, Arkin resumes the chase, setting in motion a chain of events that could lead to his salvation—or his doom. Along the way, he confronts a question that has troubled him for many years: What creates murderous fundamentalists and fanatics like Hitler and bin Laden in the first place?This is the first of a two-book series.

The Protocol (A James Acton Thriller, Book #1) (James Acton Thrillers)

*** BOOK #1 OF THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES ON SALE NOW! ***THE FINAL SKULL HAS BEEN FOUND. NOW ALL HELL'S BREAKING LOOSE.For two thousand years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.Caught in the middle is Archaeology Professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about.From USA TODAY and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy, comes The Protocol, the first entry in an action-packed globe-spanning series of thrillers certain to leave you breathless. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this taut tale of archaeological suspense. Get The Protocol now, and dig up a thriller two thousand years in the making…About the James Acton Thrillers:★★★★★ "James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!"The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs, the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers, have sold over one million copies. If you love non-stop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today!★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.”

Shadow Of Temptation: A Prequel To Margot Harris Mystery Series (Margot Harris Mysteries One - Shadow)

When two kids stumble on a dead body in a storage shed the case hits close to home for young rising police officer Margot Harris. Killers are looking for them. Margot and homicide detective Mal Flynn know they need to find the kids and find them fast. Will they succeed in keeping the kids safe, in spite of a heartless betrayal?

The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 1)

London, 1816 Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey's search for the young woman leads to murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, he struggles with his transition from a soldier's life to the civilian world, redefining his role with his former commanding officer, and making new friends--from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden.Book 1 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.

His Hand In the Storm: Gray James Detective Murder Mystery and Suspense (Chief Inspector Gray James Detective Murder Mystery Series Book 1)

Colorado Gold MYSTERY AWARD WINNER. Daphne du Maurier Suspense Finalist.A MAN COPES ANY WAY HE CAN AFTER KILLING HIS ONLY SON.His team believes he’s calm and Zen. His boss finds him obsessive. Suspects think him gorgeous but dangerous. They’re all right.Chief Inspector Gray James is sculpting the remembered likeness of his small son when he receives the call – a faceless corpse is found hanging by the choppy river, swirls of snow and sand rolling like tumbleweeds.Montreal glitters: the cobbled streets slippery with ice, and the mighty St. Lawrence jetting eastward past the city. One by one, someone is killing the founders of a booming medical tech startup – propelling Gray into a downward spiral that shatters his hard-earned peace, that risks his very life, that threatens to force him to care and face what he has shunned all along: his hand in the storm.From the prize-winning author comes a psychological, page-turning mystery with all the elements one needs on a rainy night: a complex murder, a noble yet haunted detective, and an evocative setting to sink into. Scroll up to get to know Gray and download His Hand In the Storm.

Plague Wars: Infection Day: The First Trilogy: Three apocalyptic sci-fi technothriller adventures (Plague Wars Series Book 12)

From Hugo and Dragon Award finalist and Amazon bestselling author David VanDyke, and Ryan King--the first three books of the acclaimed Plague Wars apocalyptic series in one big volume!When the Eden Plague is loosed upon the world, the forces of order and chaos, good and evil must battle it out in a struggle for control and supremacy. A PTSD-damaged combat medic, a female Marine with no legs and a sniper with no remorse might be its only hope of survival. Can these flawed heroes drive back those who would enslave humanity? Or will the darkness spread and swallow them up?Begin your journey through the epic saga of the Plague Wars with the gripping first three books of the bestselling apocalyptic series, for the first time in one enormous volume. Plague Wars: Infection Day follows in the apocalyptic thriller and military-adventure science fiction traditions of Stephen King, Harry Turtledove and SM Stirling.Plague Wars: Infection Day- The Eden Plague- Reaper's Run- Skull's Shadows- Eden's Exodus- Apocalypse Austin- Nearest NightPlague Wars: Alien Invasion- The Demon Plagues- The Reaper Plague- The Orion Plague- Cyborg Strike- Comes the Destroyer- Forge and SteelPlague Wars: Stellar Conquest- Starship Conquest (First Conquest)- Desolator: Conquest- Tactics of Conquest- Conquest of Earth- Conquest and Empire

Operation Zigzag: Evea??s War (The Heroines of SOE Book 1)

Eve’s War is a series of twelve novellas. Each book contains approximately 20,000 words and a complete story. Kindly note that the price throughout the series will be set at the minimum level and that Eve’s story arc will be concluded at the end of the series.Marseille, December 1942“We’re in a fix,” Vincent said. “The Gestapo have captured a British agent, code name Zigzag. They picked him up through his false identity papers, only the thing is they haven’t discovered his true identity, yet. But they will. And he will talk. They all do in the end. And when he talks he will reveal secrets that will destroy the local resistance networks, including our own. But there’s a way out, through a guard. He’s open to bribes. We’d like you to meet the guard, bribe him, spring Zigzag from the Gestapo prison then escort him over the mountain pass into Spain.”“Why me?” I asked.“Because you helped to establish the escape network. And you know the mountain trails like the back of your hand. Furthermore, as the wife of respected industrialist Michel Beringar you are above suspicion.”I glanced at Michel. From the stern look on his face, I could tell that he wasn’t pleased. Was this one risk too many? And as for me being above suspicion...the Gestapo were following me and they were tapping my phone.As a child, I’d run away from home. As a teenager, I’d travelled the world, living on my wits. As a journalist, I’d witnessed atrocities inflicted in the name of fascism. As a member of the Resistance, I’d eyeballed fear and stared it down. For the past thirty years I’d lived a full life. I could do this. However, even as I voiced my agreement I knew that my life in Marseille, my life with Michel, would never be the same.The books in series order:Operation Zigzag Operation Locksmith Operation Broadsword Operation Treasure Operation SherlockOperation CameoOperation RoseOperation Watchmaker Operation OverlordOperation Jedburgh Operation Butterfly Operation Liberty

The Summer of 66 (John Gallagher Book 1)

The prequel to the Leveller Trilogy. Seconded to a Home Office Statistical Unit, for what he considers a minor violation of trust, Detective Constable John Gallagher is not well pleased. He knows nothing of statistics but the summer of 1966 reveals he doesn't have to.

Deceptive Cadence: The Conor McBride Series, Book 1

Conor McBride. A man with deadly skills he never wanted to learn.That doesn't mean he won't use them. For the Irish, family is everything. Their loyalty to each other is unbreakable, but Conor McBride thought his had reached its limit. He’d spent years trying to undo the damage of a betrayal that humiliated him, ended his career, and nearly landed him in prison for a crime he never committed. The man responsible for it all disappeared long ago. Conor never thought of searching for him, but now a secretive stranger from London has traveled to his farm in the west of Ireland asking him to do exactly that. Wanting to refuse but knowing he can’t, Conor accepts a job he doesn’t want, acquiring deadly skills he never wanted to learn. He’s an ordinary man, but before long he will hardly recognize himself. He will disappear into a ruthless new identity on the tumultuous streets of India, joining allies he doesn’t trust in a dangerous game without rules. He will learn to shoot, lie, steal and smother his humanity under layers of tradecraft, all in service to the one goal of finding the man who took everything from him – his brother, Thomas McBride.Thomas has one last chance for redemption, and Conor will do whatever it takes to find him before it’s too late. Because the bond between brothers goes on forever, even after betrayal.Family is everything.With gripping stories, stunningly evocative settings, and a cast of richly drawn characters headlined by an irresistible hero, reviewers are raving about this unique series.Gold Medal Winner for Fiction, Readers Favorite AwardsWinner, Finalist Medal for Best Action/Adventure, Next Generation Indie Book AwardsSemi-Finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller, Kindle Book AwardsB.R.A.G. Medallion Recipient “A true international thriller!”“…an intense adrenaline-pumping plot with all the twists and turns you would expect from the genre and an irresistible hero. Kudos to Guare for creating my new literary crush.”“I was totally glued to the novel, and stayed up late last night as I was so captivated with the book.”“…unlike a lot of suspense/thrillers I've read, the characters were really complex and vivid. Conor McBride is an especially great character and I hated to have the book end because I wanted to spend more time with him.”“If you like suspense novels, you'll love this one! Conor McBride is not your typical detective/spy.”“…pages and pages of sheer action that kept me glued to my kindle for a whole night!” “I found myself worrying about Conor while I was at work and not reading!”“Absolutely terrific book…The characters are grand, especially the hero.”Scroll up to grab your copy of the first installment in this action-packed thriller/suspense series.Categories: Thrillers and mysteries best sellers, thrillers 100 must reads, espionage and spy series novels, international mysteries, hard-boiled crime, amateur sleuth, mystery series, thriller series, irish mysteries, irish series, amateur sleuth

Loss of the Decade: A gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming

ALSO ADAPTED FOR SCREEN. A FORMER FINALIST FOR BEST SCREENPLAY AT LA CINEFEST FILM FESTIVAL.A page-turner debut in tradition of Dennis Lehane's Gone Baby Gone and Chevy Stevens' Still Missing, Loss of the Decade is a heartbreaking thriller with crime elements that differ from most. The mystery is earthshaking and the stakes are as high as it gets.A parent should never have to experience losing a child. Private investigator Tom Bennett's daughter was kidnapped ten years ago. As he attempts to find solace, a series of unexpected phone calls lead him down a dark and desperate path.Against the better judgment of his partner, therapist, and ex-wife, he digs into past suspects that he had previously given up on. Vengeful parents? Ruthless drug syndicate he had stripped apart and put behind bars? Or an entirely new suspect he’d missed? One new question, one new answer. Pull the thread and follow Tom on his journey of heartache as he stops at nothing to get his daughter back.

Grain of Truth (Innocence Unit Book 1)

They have the power to overturn wrongful convictions... and a target on their backs.Elke Lawrence welcomes the long hours and relocation her “promotion” requires. She hopes leading the new Conviction Review Unit, an experimental investigation team, means leaving her wrecked marriage and troubled past behind.Their first case challenges that notion.Twenty-five years ago, someone sat Dr. Abeer Mukherjee and his wife Tempest on their couch and shot them in the head, execution style. Their eighteen-year-old daughter and her boyfriend were sentenced to life in prison. They insist they are innocent. The evidence suggests they’re telling the truth. But as Elke and her team delve deeper into the case, it becomes clear there are those determined to keep the truth buried... even if that means burying the team with it. Is this all somehow tied to her murky past? Will the CRU's first case be its last?

The Signal: A First Contact That Would Drag Our World Towards Armageddon. (Earth Song)

For decades radio telescopes have scoured the skies for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence but have found none. Why? Could it be we really are alone in the universe? Or is it that the truth has been withheld from us by a global conspiracy of silence?When radio telescope operators Lauren Stelleck, a woman with a special gift enabling her to literally see certain sounds, and Steve Andrews, a diehard sci-fi geek, detect a signal like no other at Jodrell Bank in England, a chain of events is unleashed that propels Earth towards all-out nuclear war. Can Lauren and Steve unlock the secret of the signal before our species tears itself apart?The Signal is a prequel novella to the Earth Song series and the Fractured Light trilogy, and is part of the Multiverse Chronicles, an epic series of interlinked stories that follows the struggle of humanity to survive across parallel universes.Watch the skies because the darkness is coming for us.What Readers Are Saying...★★★★★ "This book was a total blast - a lean, fast-paced, intelligent sci-fi thriller that reads like the very best of classic (and classy) British sci-fi. Taut, contained, with an almost real-time feel to it, it's a perfect read-it-in-one-sitting page-turner. Will I be back for the follow up books? Oh yes!"★★★★★ "I am so pleased that I am rather late at this party and the remaining books are already published and I don't have to wait. That's it. I have something urgent to do now. Read the next book in the series."★★★★★ "What a thoroughly enjoyable short story and a brilliant introduction to the Earth Song series. I came across Nick Cook's book by accident, and boy am I glad I did. Decided to start with this book first, then move on the Earth Song series. Nick is obviously a very accomplished writer as I stayed up into the small hours to complete this book. A brilliant story with really good characters too. I shall be reading all his books now!"★★★★★  "Superbly written short story. Great characters and plot with twists and turns on almost every page. A great introduction to Nick Cook's work!" Author Note: For my friends across the Pond please note this book is written in UK English and uses single quotes rather than double ones. Yes, Brits are weird like that! Please also note that there is the occasional use of strong language in The Signal and the story deals with adult themes. Recommended age is 16+.The Signal is the prequel to Earth Song and is part of the Multiverse Chronicles, an epic series of interlinked stories that includes the Fractured Light trilogy, following humanity’s struggle to survive across parallel universes.Suggested reading order of the Multiverse Chronicles(1) The Signal(2) The Earth Song series, Earth Song, Earth Cry, Earth Shout and coming soon, Earth Shriek. (3) The Fractured Light trilogy, Fractured Light, Fading Light, Death of Light (please note although these have been written with teenager protagonists they are written as crossovers suitable for everyone). The events covered in this trilogy occur after the Earth Song series.

The Text: A short story

**A new short story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Local Girl Missing and Last Seen Alive. Her newest novel, Do Not Disturb, is out 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, the 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, the bestselling author of Everything But the Truth'Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, the 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, the bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

Deatha??s Door: A gripping, free short story for crime thriller fans from the Sunday Times bestseller

A new short story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Stalkers, with an exclusive first look at the newest book, Kiss of Death!Obsession makes the heart grow fonder . . .When a stalking case lands on DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg’s desk it seems pretty straightforward.But when Heck discovers that the victim lives in the same house that a young woman was brutally murdered in six years earlier, instinct tells him that it’s not so simple after all.Before long Heck is entangled in something far more dangerous than he had expected. In a race against the clock, can Heck and Gemma stop history from repeating itself – or will they end up getting caught in the crossfire?The Sunday Times bestseller returns with a heart pounding short story that fans of M.J. Arlidge and Stuart MacBride won’t be able to put down.

6 Degrees Harder: A Crime Thriller Anthology

6 unique voices in Crime Fiction join forces to deliver 6 edge of the seat thrillers, guaranteed to keep you guessing till the end.Even Money—by Trudey Martin
. This is a stand-alone Verity Spencer short story set a few weeks after the events of No Deadly Medicine, the first full-length book in the series.
Can you ever really bury a secret...?
 A random act of kindness plunged Verity Spencer into a world of criminality and cover-ups. After discovering and exposing a web of murder, deceit, and corruption in No Deadly Medicine, her life will never be the same again.
Unwilling to return to her boring job as a college lecturer, and still mourning her husband, she's filling her time chasing errant husbands and wives for money. She needs to decide what to do next. Susanna Means approaches Verity believing that her partner is being unfaithful...but as Verity looks into his life she realises that he may be holding a much darker secret...
 But has he buried it deep enough…?
 This story is 12.5k words long
Identity–by Kenneth James Allen
. Are you completely satisfied with your life? Do you want more from it? These are the questions the enigmatic Xavier Titan Cane asks stationery salesman Scott Harris after a chance meeting in an airport bathroom. Xavier tells Scott he can change his life, help him become who he is meant to be. All Scott needs to do is access Identity, an application that has been mysteriously installed on his phone.
 Xavier is hiding secrets.
 And life just got a little more complicated for Scott.
 Would you give up your life if you could live your fantasy?
 This story is 14k words long
The Pusher’s List–by Michael Angel. 
Supermarket cart pusher Colin Webb’s day goes from bad to terrifying the day he comes across a note scrawled in a child’s hand: Pleze Help Us We R Kidnaped. 
Colin’s co-workers dismiss the note as a joke. Colin’s boss threatens to fire him if he takes any action. 
But Colin knows, deep down, that unless he can figure out who the kidnapper is, any chance of rescuing the victims will vanish without a trace.
 This story is 6k words long
Intruder–by Eoghan Egan
. A father’s biggest fear. 
A mother’s greatest dread.
 A family’s worst nightmare. 
This story is 2.5k words long
.Defector–by Peter Kozmar
. Moscow 1993 and CIA agent Andy Flint lands an important mission, secure the immediate defection of a high value asset. Flint soon finds himself facing a ruthless opponent, Oleg Malchik, a dynamic FSB agent who’s closing down Western intelligence networks one after another.
 With Malchik closing in, Flint has his own problems with the local Mafia. But things turn for the worse when Malchik wants Flint dead. With the FSB and the Mafia in hot pursuit, Flint believes there’s a mole helping Malchik.
 Who can Flint trust? Can he complete his mission? Who will get to him first, the Mafia or Malchik?
 This story is 28k words long
A Random Act–by MJ Newman. 
She needs urgent help, but is the 'Good Samaritan' everything he seems?
 'It was the eyes. I saw something in them. A memory, a vulnerability, hidden behind the glazed mask. A different life, one I’d long forgotten. I didn’t need to get involved. A violation of my parole. The fact that I’d stopped, lingered a moment longer than everyone else on the sidewalk, that in itself was enough to put me back inside.'
 This story is 1.2k words long


The Loss Prevention Officer

Have you ever been shopping and felt like somebody was following you, and observing your every move? Have you ever noticed the camera domes scattered along the ceilings of your favorite department store, and wonder who might be operating them, and whether they might be staring at you? Have you ever felt strange getting undressed in a fitting room, and wonder whether someone might be watching you? Those feelings may be telling you something. They may be telling you that you are being watched by a loss prevention officer.THE LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER is a thriller that tells the story of Crane Jefferson, a third-year law student at the University of Miami, who takes a job in the loss prevention department at Taylor’s department store. Through the eyes of Crane, the underground loss prevention world involved in catching shoplifters is explored, a shadow world of violence and perversion that the retail establishment does not want you to know about. Crane enjoys working in his position, until things go horribly wrong when an innocent man is nearly beaten to death. His position then comes back to haunt him as a storm of vengeance develops, threatening to destroy him and everyone else in its deadly path.

Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thrillera??Book #1)

“Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.”--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary)“One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary)When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours.A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world’s most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined—leading all the way to the President of the United States. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them—using any means necessary.Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax.A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, ANY MEANS NECESSARY marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.Book #2 in the Luke Stone series is also now available!

The Killing Type: A short story from the bestselling author of My Husbanda??s Wife

ATWISTED TALE FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND BLOOD SISTERS - THE PERFECT TRAIN-RIDE READSusie and her sister have never been close. These days they barely speak. So when Danielle messages her out of the blue and begs to meet, Susie knows something must be wrong. But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but surely he wouldn't hurt her?Then the accident happens. And Susie is forced to rethink everything. Who is lying?Who is telling the truth?And who, really, is the killing type?JANE CORRY - THE QUEEN OF THE TWISTY READ:'A dark, complex and compelling thriller that kept me turning the pages until the end' B A Paris'Jane Corry is a true master of psychological suspense' Kathryn Croft'The perfect summer read!' L J Ross'Jane Corry hooks us from page one' Jane Holland'Jane Corry is the new queen of the psychological thriller. Don't miss this' Kate Furnivall'Fans of psychological thrillers will be hooked after the first page' Closer'Jane Corry weaves a morally complex, twisty tale' Kate Hamer'A rollercoaster of dramatic twists' Elizabeth Haynes

Secrets to a Gentleman's Heart (Gentlemen of Intrigue Book 1)

WITH UNCLE CHARLES AWAY, THE RAKES ARE OUT TO PLAY...Every rakehell in London seems to believe Regina Darlington is ripe for seduction without a protector at her side. They are mistaken. She is well equipped to defend her virtue using an ancient warrior art she learned from her uncle. Protecting her heart is another matter. When a down-and-out thief knocks himself unconscious robbing her uncle’s town house, Regina takes pity on him and discovers she has no defenses against his charms, or a marriage of convenience that spoils her plans.THE PRICE FOR HIS REDEMPTION IS ONE MORE SIN...American scoundrel Xavier Vistoire gambled with the wrong man and lost his freedom. Now he has a chance to return home and atone for past mistakes, but first he must break into an earl’s house and steal a map. After he surprises a goddess during her bath and falls down the stairs trying to escape her rabid poodle, he wakes to find he has a new jailer—one who quickly captures his heart. And he’ll risk everything to protect his reluctant bride from an enemy willing to kill for what he wants.Start reading this charming and funny romantic tale today! Appropriate for mature audiences.Gentlemen of Intrigue:Book 1 Secrets to a Gentleman's HeartBook 2 A Secret in Her EyesBook 3 A Lady's SecretsBook 4 Lord Margrave's Secret Desire

Leona's Last Resort (Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 1)

A small-town mystery novella with a dash of romance and a few ghosts.When Max Elliot invites Izzy Grant to a fancy Ivy League alumni reception at the Tawnee Mountain Resort, the ghost hunters anticipate a romantic weekend getaway at the premier ski and golf destination. But when wealthy hotelier Leona Hutton is murdered, and her ghost asks Izzy to find her killer, she and Max decide to investigate. Will Izzy and Max solve the case before more alumni end up dead, or the killer turns the tables and decides to hunt the ghost hunters? Leona's Last Resort is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort. Leona's Last Resort features ghost hunters, Izzy Grant and Max Elliot, from the Izzy & Max Paranormal Mystery series. Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series can be read in any order. The Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series includes:Leona's Last Resort by Karen M. BrysonDark Side of the Mountain by R.J. RosatteDeadly Reception by Karen RandauBlack Diamond Graves by Wendy FallonDeadly Misfire by Laurie FagenCassidy's Deadly Exit by Marla J. HayesThe Quinnipiac Disappearance by Lee Tidball

The Ice Maiden: Gripping crime thriller - British detective mysteries (DI Jack Gilbert Series)

With ice in their veins they are frozen in timeIf you like Inspector Morse – you'll love DI Jack Gilbert - a hard nosed traditional British copper with old fashioned principles and a personal life about to become a nightmare. It's the swinging sixties. The new regional Mid-Anglia Constabulary is being formed and Detective Inspector Gilbert has been appointed to head up a new team. In his last case before the move Jack hunts a cold-hearted killer who is prowling the streets of Peterborough at night. The murderer is addicted to a special kind of pleasure. Young women are disappearing, their bodies frozen. This exciting prequel to the best selling DI Jack Gilbert series of British detective mysteries is by Amazon author Michael Saunders, an exciting new voice in sixties crime fiction. THE ICE MAIDEN is perfect for fans of Colin Dexter, L.J. Ross, Ian Rankin, and Stuart Macbride. Grab your FREE copy today and discover the icy truth.

Silent Murder (The Kenzie Marsh Chronicles)

A gritty short story introducing the gripping thriller series featuring rogue British Intelligence Agent Kenzie Marsh, from Amazon #1 bestselling author Roy Robson.MURDERKenzie Marsh has a safe and stable existence. But the shocking death of her son shatters her world. CHAOS Amid the chaos, Kenzie tries to put her life back together. REVENGEA chance meeting leads her to her son's killer. As she struggles with her conscience, will her need for retribution take her on a path from which she may never escape?

Falling Fast (A McGregor and Drummond thriller Book 1)

Some secrets will plunge you into the abyssWhen a woman plummets to her death from the top of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument, crime reporter Doug McGregor is tasked with getting the story behind the headlines. But Doug is already working on a story of his own – tracking down a notorious rapist who has just been outed in Fife and thought to be heading for his parents’ home in East Lothian.Tapping his contact and sometime drinking pal DS Susie Drummond, Doug discovers that the woman who fell from the Scott Monument was the daughter of a high-profile MSP. Digging deeper, he and Susie are dragged into a story darker than they could ever have imagined – one that certain people would go to any lengths to keep hidden.

Past Crimes: A Compendium of Historical Mysteries

Step into the past through three historical mysteries that reach from Imperial Rome to Victorian London.Blood Debts(Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries)Leonidas, freedman, once the most popular gladiator in Rome and champion of the games, now must fight for his life outside the arena. A man who owed him money was murdered, and Leonidas is a prime suspect. With the assistance of Cassia, daughter of a Greek scribe who has been bestowed upon him as his slave, Leonidas fights for justice in the back lanes of Imperial Rome.A Soupçon of Poison(Kat Holloway Victorian Mysteries)Kat Holloway, a young cook who is highly sought after by the wealthy of Victorian London, becomes embroiled in murder and must clear her name. Only the mysterious Daniel McAdam, who is much more than he seems, can come to her aid.The Necklace Affair(Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her cherished diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lacey quickly becomes enmeshed in scandal and past secrets, and finds himself competing with the underworld criminal, James Denis, for the necklace's retrieval.This collection includes three novellas of 25,000-30,000 words each.

On the Street Where You Die (Stanley Bentworth mysteries Book 1)

Stanley Bentworth is not all that tough. Previously a homicide cop, he drank his way out of a job and now runs a one-man private eye agency. When a wealthy financier needs an anonymous blackmailer found in a life and death situation, Stanley seizes the chance to earn a fee. If he fails, the blackmailer outs his client to the mob, giving the client a one-way ticket to the landfill with Stanley an unwilling passenger on that ride. He knows he must not fail, no small feat given that Stanley Bentworth is not all that tough.

Closure: Jack Randall #1

When someone is murdered by a sniper with a military past, it sets off a nationwide manhunt for an elusive serial killer. FBI Special Agent Jack Randall finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.As more bodies fall, the vigilante takes his political messages to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail of bodies and haunting messages left behind by the vengeful killer. With Jack racing against time, the assassin’s crimes grow bolder, and his message more sinister and closer to home.It becomes clear to Jack that, in order to find the shooter, he will have to look inside his own past and become the man he was years ago.

Freedom Square: A Gripping International Thriller Featuring Jenna Royal and The Company

Ex-elite agent Jenna Royal will stop at nothing to track down the sister who betrayed her. She will risk her mission... she will risk her life... but will she risk the lives of her team-mates to get justice?Eastern Europe stands on the brink of a new Russian invasion. Insurgents and fake protesters stir up trouble on the streets and the mighty Russian war machine is poised across the border. On a mission to stop the protests turning into a bloody invasion, Jenna, Eva and Dan must use every tactic in the book... and even then it may not be enough. Overwhelming odd, conspiracy and a burning desire for revenge work against them at every level.  But if Jenna loses... so will everybody else.If you enjoy high-octane, page-turning, adventures, this book is for you. If you love the Jet series, Konkoly, Dawson and Reacher, you'll love FREEDOM SQUARE. Freedom Square is a thrilling short read series with cliff-hangers and a memorably explosive ending.Freedom Square - Book 5 of the Last Line series - can be enjoyed as a standalone adventure. And for tons more Last Line thrills, search for the discounted full length Last Line boxed set.Freedom Square - A Last Line adventure thriller featuring Jenna Royal and The CompanyCategorised as:International ThrillerLiterature and Fiction Pulp ThrillerConspiracy ThrillerMens Action and Adventure Womens Action and AdventureTravel Adventure Fiction Pulp Thriller

Fighting Dirty: A Jack Lisbon Crime Thriller (The Fighting Detective)

It took just one bad decision to put his whole life in jeopardyTough-talking London Detective Inspector Jack Lisbon now faces a life-changing choice – seek justice or exact vengeanceAfter a young fighter takes a beating for throwing a bout, DI Lisbon makes a decision that will come back to haunt him – he accepts a bribe to look the other way. With everything poised to go pear-shaped, the embattled cop embarks on a path that could destroy his career, or save him from destruction. One thing you can be sure of, ex-boxer Lisbon never backs down from a fight!The twist at the end will leave you breathless!⭐ A story of evil and redemption⭐ The characters leap off the page⭐ Jack Lisbon is a kick-ass investigator who packs a punch⭐ An action-packed page-turnerFollow Jack Lisbon's journey in the upcoming series: "The Fighting Detective"

Not the Faintest Trace: The Sergeant Frank Hardy Mysteries: # 1

A soldier who's seen more death than he cares to remember. A beautiful young Scandinavian immigrant. Two missing boys. A killer hiding in the dense New Zealand bush.Sergeant Frank Hardy would do anything to regain the excitement of battle. Driving a coach and playing cards isn't cutting it. But when he's asked to find the missing boys, dead or alive, his life becomes more dangerous than he planned. Can he find the bodies before an axe-wielding warrior finds him? And will his new friendship with Mette Jensen be allowed to blossom into something more? Not the Faintest Trace is the first book in the "atmospheric and engaging" Sergeant Frank Hardy Mysteries. The books are best enjoyed in chronological order.Readers who enjoy well-researched historical fiction in unusual settings will enjoy these books. Note that there are a few profanities.WHAT READERS SAY"I read the whole thing in one sitting""So impressed with this well-written, historical drama, crime thriller, with a wee love story to entice, that I'm buying the rest of the series - and I'm very critical in my reading choices, and limited in my finances, so it's great recommend from me." "The characters are strong, compelling and interesting. I loved it.""I really enjoyed this book though it deals with difficult themes. Well researched and very well written, it brings the life and times of the natives of New Zealand alive, the extreme difficulties that were imposed on them by the white man. The ways of the Maori become clearer, the restrictions that each group of people exert on their own and other tribes. Captain Frank Hardy is my new hero.""My forebears lived in the wider area throughout the period covered in the book (and one was killed in the NZ Wars) - so I could have been a very hard-sell, but instead I loved the whole exciting story. I'm very happy to recommend this book and the second in the series, and roll on the publication of the next one." Val Burr, Local Historian, Palmerston North, New Zealand

The Alexandria Project: A Tale of Treachery and Technology (Frank Adversego Thrillers Book 1)

North Korea's missiles areready to launch and only cybersecurity sleuth Frank Adversego can prevent a nuclear Armageddon.Data is disappearing from computers everywhere. As the nation nears collapse, Frank Adversego, a brilliant but conflicted cyber security expert, finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA. Only by uncovering the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. What follows is a fast-paced, satirical tale of cyber sleuthing, international espionage, and nuclear brinksmanship that accurately portrays our increasing vulnerability to cyberattack.THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT is fiction that cuts close to the bone. But where George Orwell envisioned 1984 from the safety of thirty-five years out, the future that Updegrove describes may already be upon us. That's what makes it dangerous, and that's what makes THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT an important as well as riveting read.   - Dan Geer, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, In-Q-TelAndrew Updegrove brings a rare combination of drama,satire and technical accuracy to his writing. The result is a book you can'tput down that tells you things you might wish you didn't know.   - Admiral James G. Stavridis, retired Commander, U.S.European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and current Dean ofthe Fletcher School of Law and DiplomacyAndy Updegrove's Frank Adversego thrillers are realisticpage-turners, making it clear that if you're not worried about cybersecurityyou're not paying attention.   - Bruce Schneier, of Schneier onSecurity

MULTIPLE MOTIVES: A Kate Huntington Mystery (The Kate Huntington mystery series Book 1)

Psychotherapist Kate Huntington helps other people cope with the horrible things that have happened to them, but she herself has led a charmed life... until now. When a series of what seem like random events—a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time—takes a sinister twist, it becomes apparent that she and her lawyer friend, Rob Franklin, have a common enemy. But the lead police detective has a different theory. He’s convinced Kate and Rob are lovers attempting to eliminate their spouses. And he seems determined to build a case against them.As the attacks escalate, Kate and Rob are forced to investigate on their own. Who hates them enough to want them both dead? And doesn’t seem to mind if others get caught in the crossfire!(All of the books in this series are designed to be read and enjoyed as stand-alones as well; no cliffhangers.)

A Fragile World (The Mandelbrot Files Book 2)

A sleepy morning in Sydney Australia is suddenlyturned into chaos when terrorists attack a Catholic primary school.When the dust finally settles all the terrorists are dead. The real question,however, is who killed them all. Homicide detectives Nappi and Ludloware being tasked with solving the puzzle. But what starts out a simplehomicide investigation soon turns into something far more sinister. Couldit be that our civilization is more fragile than we thought?

The Fast Train to the Grave: A page-turning laugh-out-loud noir mystery set in the golden age of crime (Rusty Macduff Book 0)

There's a corpse on his train - and a killer still on board...Rusty Macduff is a private eye with a niche: he only takes on the cases every other detective in the golden age of crime turns down. But this time he hasn't got a choice. The only other passenger in his railway compartment has just been murdered in front of him without a sound or sign of struggle, and there's no other detective on his train.There's less than an hour till the train arrives at its final stop. Somewhere an ingenious killer must still be on board. Somehow Rusty has to find and stop him -- before he can escape forever.The Rusty Macduff mysteries are addictive laugh-out-loud golden age detective thrillers for those who like their crime quirky - loved by fans of Edmund Crispin and P. G. Wodehouse.+ + +THE FAST TRAIN TO THE GRAVE is a novella-length Rusty Macduff mystery. For the first full-length novel in the Rusty Macduff series, be sure to check out THE GIRL FOR THE GOLD ("Joyous, amusing and highly entertaining. There are too many funny lines to mention." --E. V. Seymour, bestselling novelist).

No More Secrets: Book 1 - International espionage payback. (The Tom Wilder Thriller Series) Kindle Edition

Will this be Afghanistan War Hero Tom Wilder’s missionimpossible?It’s his awesome task to guard a ground-breaking high-techweapon of war. It has the power to bring a country to its knees. The Russians, theChinese and the world’s most ruthless arms dealer are all setting out to stealit. Can Wilder and his small elite team keep this Armageddon weapon out of thehands of these ruthless people? Failure to do so could change irrevocably thebalance of power around the world.This gripping thriller of international espionage races fromNew York to London, to Moscow, the Crimea and Beijing. If you enjoy the likesof Jack Reacher, you’ll love Tom Wilder. Meet him today – “a great new hero onthe block” as one prominent book reviewer has labelled him. Local radio station interview with the AuthorQ. – Listeners sometimes ask what starts people writing? A. – In my case, some forty years ago, when I was briefly between jobs, I had time on my hands. I read quite a lot and became fascinated by the intricate plotting of the likes of a John Grisham thriller and I thought I’d try my hand at it.Q. – And how did that go? A. – Though I later went on to collaborate with a professional screenplay writer to turn my book into a thriller for television, the book itself might have gone better if I hadn’t got a new job at exactly the same time as I got an Agent – and I don’t think she was best pleased when I gave my new job higher priority than my writing.Q. – So you didn’t pursue writing as a career then, what about now? A. – I’ve been very lucky in life; I was badgered by one of my twenty-something year old grandchildren a little while back to write my autobiography. As I was born before World War II, I’d seen the huge changes the war itself brought, then post-war rationing, the difficulties of the fifties, the excitement of the sixties and so on. As I said, I’ve been so lucky in life that I titled the book ‘Lucky, Lucky Me’. But at seventy-nine years of age now, I’m a bit late for yet another career and I write for the pleasures of it.Q. – And what are those pleasures? A. – The challenge and fun of plotting a thriller, especially if one wants it to be pacy, to include lots of action, to provide readers with a few hours of enjoyable escape during the daily commute to or from work or while lazing on holiday. It’s fun to be able to throw in unusual characters, maybe also assassinations, kidnapping and so on.Q, - Although “Whatever it Takes” is fiction, are your books based on reality? A. – Very much so. Although one of the next great technological leaps forward will be in quantum computers, it’s still in its infancy as I write. I’ve just speeded up its development. In time, I’m sure it will have some of the extraordinary and frightening powers that I’ve given Gemini. Though I wouldn’t dare claim to be some kind of H.G.Wells – foretelling the future – I’m sure something like Gemini will come along.Q. – Why did you decide to publish on Amazon and other eBook channels? A. – I believe that even the immensely successful J.K.Rowling had her first Harry Potter book turned down by something like a dozen publishing houses. I’m too old to afford the time going the traditional publishing route. Although one still has to write the very best book one can, publishing it through the likes of Amazon and Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and is so easy, if one has a story to tell they get it out to readers where it night not via the traditional route.

The Notting Hill Mystery

Source documents compiled by insurance investigator Ralph Henderson are used to build a case against Baron "R___", who is suspected of murdering his wife. The baron's wife died from drinking a bottle of acid, apparently while sleepwalking in her husband's private laboratory. Henderson's suspicions are raised when he learns that the baron recently had purchased five life insurance policies for his wife. As Henderson investigates the case, he discovers not one but three murders. Although the baron's guilt is clear to the reader even from the outset, how he did it remains a mystery. Eventually this is revealed, but how to catch him becomes the final challenge; he seems to have committed the perfect crime.

Alive

For fans of Val McDermid, Elly Griffiths and Peter May, prepare to delve into the dark world of The Craftsman with Alive, the ghostly short story thriller by Sunday Times bestseller Sharon Bolton.A dark moon is rising. A perfect black circle, barely visible in the night sky, the dark moon casts its void over the wind-scorched moor, over the soaring mass of a great limestone hill, and over the town that cowers in its shadow. The dark moon is the absence of moon before the slender silver crescent of the new moon appears again and people can breath a little easier.The month is March and the night is clear and cold, black as pitch. The full moon in March is known as the Worm Moon, welcome despite its ominous name, marking as it does the end of winter and the emergence of earthworms from the thawing ground. Dark moons have never been named, although they are sometimes called the dead moons. The dark moons reign over nights when people stoke up their fires, draw their curtains tighter and try to think happy thoughts. In the town of Sabden at the foot of Pendle Hill in Lancashire they usually fail.In Sabden's soot-blackened terraced houses, the sleepers' dreams darken when the moon leaves the sky. Infants wake up cold, mothers tremble with elusive fears for their children and old folks slip a little closer to death. Only the Craftsman welcomes the dark moon. Alone in the town, he is awake, and ready to start work.Alive is a nail-biting, heart-racing, page-turning thriller that will have you up all night and includes an extract of Sharon's upcoming novel The Craftsman. Alive is the perfect appetiser to wet your appetite for Sharon's crime-fiction reads - a gripping tale that will leave you terrified to turn the lights off!

Never Say Spy (The Never Say Spy Series Book 1)

…If a kickass middle-aged bookkeeper got sucked into a spy’s life…Despite her fondness for weapons and ripe language, middle-aged Aydan Kelly’s résumé reads ‘bookkeeper’, not ‘badass’. She’s leaving the city to fulfill her dream of country living when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn’t exist. When RCMP officer John Kane kills her attacker, Aydan hopes her troubles are over. But Kane’s investigation implicates her in a techno-espionage plot, and criminal charges become the least of her worries when she finds herself in the crosshairs of the same dangerous group Kane suspects her of aiding.Armed with only her analytical mind, a warped sense of humour, and a penchant for profanity, Aydan faces off against international spies and an RCMP officer who’s not what he seems. Pity her enemies. Because nobody’s tougher than a middle-aged woman who wants her dream back.* * *Thrillers with humour and heartContains coarse language, moderate violence, and sexuality. The story can stand alone but will be more enjoyable if the series is read in order.“Fierce and fantastic – a totally different type of heroine who keeps you clinging to the edge of your seat!” If Janet Evanovich’s quirky humour met Robert Ludlum’s taut thrillers, the Never Say Spy series would be their love child: racy, fun, and action-packed.Books in the series:Book 1: Never Say SpyBook 2: The Spy Is CastBook 3: Reach For The SpyBook 4: Tell Me No SpiesBook 5: How Spy I AmBook 6: A Spy For A SpyBook 7: Spy, Spy AwayBook 8: Spy Now, Pay LaterBook 9: Spy HighBook 10: Spy Away HomeBook 11: The Spies That BindBook 12: Kiss And Say Good SpyBook 13: Once Burned, Twice SpyBook 14: Friends In Spy PlacesBook 15: A Spy For HelpBook 16: Spy In The SkyMore books coming...Themes: thriller, humorous, strong female lead, racy & risque, mystery, fun, women sleuths, espionage, middle-aged protagonist, spy thriller series, women sleuths series, mystery series, amateur sleuths, female protagonist, action-packed, government agents, small towns, technothrillers, women's adventure, tough women

Second Skyn: A Cyberpunk Action Thriller (Lost Time Book 1)

For fans of Blade Runner, Altered Carbon, and the Matrix—a mind-bending sci-fi action blockbuster that'll keep you guessing all the way to the end.They say you never forget the first time you die.Toronto Police Service Detective Finsbury Gage knows this better than anyone. Now that he's gone digital, he sees his death every time he closes his eyes—he and his wife, smeared across the highway after a malfunctioning bit-head ran them down in a stolen urban assault vehicle. Fin hung together long enough for the Second Skyn recovery team to rescue his fading thoughts from his ruined body and implant them in a custom-grown bioSkyn. His wife wasn't so lucky.Finsbury's been gifted a second chance, but the only thing keeping him from blowing his plastic brains out is that 2.57 seconds of vivid memory running on repeat through his head, the one that contains a instant's glimpse of his killer's face. The police couldn't find the man responsible, and now the only evidence is locked up in Finsbury's brand new mind.Driven to find his killer, Finsbury falls into a dangerous underworld of hackable minds and enhanced bodies, where death is cheap, and memory all that matters. But once he's tasted the power of living at the speed of light, able to predict seconds into the future, how will he ever go back? And once he's relaxed his grip on humanity, how far will he let it slip in the name of finding justice for the woman he loves?Finsbury's going to find the man who stole his future, no matter what he has to do.Or what he must become.***Second Skyn is the first book in the Lost Time series, a hard-edged cyberpunk noir in the spirit of Phillip K. Dick, Neal Stephenson, and William Gibson. If you love your sci-fi relentless and armed with twists, this is what you've been looking for.

The Murder Files - 8 Stories of Murder, Lies and Mystery: (A thriller and suspense short story collection)

8 powerful, bone-chilling, speed-of-light thrillers that will leave you begging for more. Fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, John Grisham, David Baldacci, Lydia Davis and Stephen King will love this collection of exclusive short stories that will be sure to leave you breathless.  The award-winning and best-selling authors in this collection turn up the heat - it's pedal to the metal break-neck action from start to finish! The short story is back with a vengeance! Murder, mystery, suspense, chills, thrills and kills this collection has it all!  About the Stories What Money Can’t Buy – by Paul Casselle Are you a bad person trying to be good or a good person that sometimes does bad? It’s a difficult question to answer, but that doesn’t stop life asking regularly! The Butcher – by Will Patching Not all of us are ‘normal’. Some of us are stone cold killers… Collin O’Connor by Ernest Dempsey In a world where terrorist attacks seem to cover the front page of every news outlet, the people of Earth need a new kind of hero. The planet needs someone who isn’t afraid to do whatever it takes to bring justice to those who would harm the innocent. We need Collin O’Connor. A Love Affair by Leah Monroe Have you ever asked yourself, "What am I here for?" Is it wealth? To leave a legacy? Or perhaps you're playing with the cards life deals you. One man comes face-to-face with this age old question and his decision will leave you speechless. Downside Up by Jane Thornley She climbs roofs at night but how could she know how far she’ll have to fall to find the truth? The Son-in-Law by Craig Hart Can you go straight by committing murder? One man is about to find out-if he lives long enough. Linking Arms with the Devil by Michael Maxwell They tell us, “You can’t take it with you”. Maybe you can if you link arms with the devil. Red Eyes – by Terry Keys A small town middle-school teacher suddenly vanishes and returns six months, six days, and six hours after he disappeared. But now he is hiding a terrible secret, and only the next victim can see the . . . Red Eyes.

Where Angels Fall: The Noir Collective

Welcome to The Noir Collective: Where Angels Fall; inside you'll find three dark, gritty tales. Twist Of The Blade - MJ NewmanA standalone self contained short story set within the world of The Crime Syndicate series.After fleeing south of the border from Glasgow, Malkie Thompson and his crew have established a base in the Midlands. Business is good, but this ain’t the time to get complacent. Malkie’s gotta cover all the bases.The year is 1994, location HMP Winson Green, Birmingham UK.Ronnie’s a natural born survivor. Got the knack of seeing into the future. Moment he clapped eyes on the new firm—knew his days were numbered. Always an advocate for self preservation, he did the smart thing, he reached out.Little did he know the price he’d pay.He took the fall. Kept his mouth shut all this time. 10 months to the out. A chance to start over. Trouble is, Malkie Thompson’s got other ideas.Spitting Feathers - John BowieWeston-super-Nightmare Prequel.It was a wild drunken city, full of modern-day pirates, gangsters, strippers and hellbent riff raff—it was 1990s Bristol.A hard life’s graft put calluses on Jimi’s fingers. Now he wanted them from guitar strings.He had a retirement place in mind. A real shit-hole spit ‘n’ sawdust of a bar in Weston-super-Mare: The Hell’s Belles, and he could see his name above the door.First, he needed to do a little time on account of the gangsters, hussies, strumpets, exstrippers…and one loud mouthed bastard of a parrot he drank with in his local. All master puppeteers of the city—especially that damn parrot!Video Nasty - Paul HeatleyDanielle is owed money. She's taken part in some illicit under the counter movies, and the director is yet to cough up the cash. Her boyfriend, Mitch, isn't going to stand for this, and Mitch is a dangerous man with a short temper. They want her money, and they'll take blood to get it.

Turn the Tide

The Fixer, Season 1: Complete: (A JC Bannister Action Thriller)

Contracted for a high-profile assassination...Now double-crossed and on the run.Can JC Bannister make it out alive?Or will the Secret Service and the FBI get their man?Explosive action. - Margaret A. ToddA roller coaster of action from beginning to end. - Amazon CustomerJack Bauer on steroids. - D. TaylorAWESOME. - Arklady9.JC Bannister is a killer. He's killed for his country, he's killed for money. But now he's being asked to cross lines he never imagined - killing a friend, a powerful US Senator, for money. A lot of money.Before he can fulfill the contract his way, Bannister and his team are double-crossed and forced on the run. JC needs to figure out what the right thing is and get it done.If he gets it wrong, he and his team could wind up in jail permanently or cut down by their unseen enemy.Or, worse yet?Branded as traitors and pursued by the FBI, the Secret Service and virtually every law enforcement agency in the United States of America.The Fixer, Season 1: Complete is the explosive first book in the JC Bannister Action Thriller series.If you like page-turning, unputdownable action thrillers, crime thrillers or political thrillers with lots of twists and turns and a bit of humor, you're going to love this series of books. Hitman for hire, assassination, vengeance - it's all in there and waiting for you.Fans of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, Lee Child's Jack Reacher, L.T. Ryan's Jack Noble, Mark Dawson's John Milton, David Baldacci and Brad Thor will feel right at home reading The Fixer.The Fixer series is currently seven books deep (nine including The Fixer Origins series). 2021 will bring Books 8 and 9 at least, along with Joan's first standalone non-origin book.

Every Reasonable Doubt (Vernetta Henderson Series Book 1)

When attorneys Vernetta Henderson and Neddy McClain are tapped to take on the biggest case of their careers, they are less than thrilled about working together. Their strained relationship, however, is the least of their problems. Their socialite client—charged with the brutal murder of her husband—is demanding an immediate dismissal of the case. But a ruthless prosecutor is determined to make sure that doesn't happen. Forced to fight a common enemy, the two women close ranks and, in the process, develop a bond that sees them through the uncertainties of trial, the pain of betrayal and pressures neither could have imagined.

Retribution: An Alivia Morgan Thriller

“Fast-paced action that never slows down until the end sentence.” - Amazon ReviewerThe Rally for US was meant to be a day of celebration. Instead, that crisp October morning turned into the bloodiest terror attack to strike the city of Boston in more than a decade. And the terrorists are just getting started.To hunt down the insurgents, the New England Special Terrorist Division—NEST—turn to their most senior and capable agent, Alivia Morgan. Ripped from her home and family to join the battle, she had no idea just how deeply personal the fight would become. Captured, alone, and armed only with her years of training and experience in Special Ops and the elite Army Rangers, Alivia realizes she’s in a race against time. Can she escape with her life and stop the impending attacks before the clock runs out?What Amazon Reviewers are saying:★★★★★ ‘David Antocci has written a thrilling first book to what looks to be a fantastic new series.’★★★★★ ‘This is a riveting action-packed thriller that I could not put down.’ ★★★★★ ‘Great characters, fast action and a female hero! What more could you possibly want?’★★★★★ ‘Want a fast-paced action novel to read? This is it.’

Dark Path (A Bodhi King Novel Book 1)

Healthy residents of a posh assisted living facility are dying in the middle of the night ... expressions of pure terror etched on their faces.After solving a series of unexplained deaths several years ago, forensic pathologist Dr. Bodhi King retreated from the limelight. Now, he's called out of early retirement to help investigate a death cluster on a private island in the Florida Keys, where he lands in the middle of a simmering conflict.Members of the Golden Island Church have a furtive agenda to protect. The dying Cuban-Americans have long-held secrets of their own. And everyone seems to have a reason to stop Bodhi from bringing the truth to light.Dark Path, the first book in the thought-provoking forensic thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller, features the beloved forensic pathologist who first appeared in Improper Influence (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller No. 5). Bodhi's adventures continue in Lonely Path (Book 2), Hidden Path (Book 3), and Twisted Path (Book 4), available now!

As The World Turns

Times Square. New York City. December 31st, 2012. The world was counting down the moments before the turn of the calendar. But unbeknownst to them, a secret mission was being done to help save the area from being a target from catastrophe. Agent John Blake and his team are in a race against time to stop the threat that is targeting the festivities. The world is watching, as the team fights in secret to save the day.

PERMANENT ENEMY (ACTION-PAK Book 1)

Paul Roberts's Permanent Enemy is a novel that fans of Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne series, Dale Brown, Lee Child, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, and even J. K. Rowling may find enjoyable and unique.Set in Washington, D.C., Egypt, sub-Sahara Africa, and Corsica, it's about a secret mission to end genocide, but it quickly turns into a bloodbath in the African jungle. Among the explosive secrets uncovered by a betrayed and badly shot-up CIA commando, Brett Collins, is the funding of Ethnic Cleansing in Africa with American tax dollars by a fraternity of corrupt and powerful politicians, in exchange for millions of dollars in kickbacks! Rescued and nursed back to health by a stunningly beautiful British intelligence agent, Agatha Cornwell, with whom he falls madly in love, Brett Collins sets out to accomplish his mission. To succeed, he must first wage a secret warfare against the enemies within - before they carry out an assassination plot against a United States president for attempting to resolve a genocide campaign from which they're profiting. Inspired by actual, true-life events, Permanent Enemy is a bullet-fast, action-packed international thriller, filled with nail-biting suspense and stunning surprises. It's the first novel in the Action-Pak series by novelist and filmmaker, Paul Roberts.

Back Ender

Pinto is a middle level officer in the Internal Security Agency, or ISA who discovers, through a series of episodic experiences that the template for catching spies is not the gun toting flamboyance of James Bond. Nor, for that matter, is it the dull grey world of Smiley’s People. Much of it is patient pursuit and back end planning lit by the occasional flash of brilliance. Yet, even if there are no adrenaline spikes and meetings in the shadows of the gloaming; Pinto enjoys his job with the all the mental challenges and the perseverance it requires. Like in any other government department, Pinto too has to deal with failing room coolers, an aging car and the quirks of officialdom; but there is a professional core in the organization that, with good humour, sensitivity and patience, is able to carry the day. The book also has side stories that, though occasionally anecdotal, paint Pinto’s life in vibrant colours.

Deadly Sins: Greed (Sloane Monroe Stories Book 4)

It was just another day for mob boss Giovanni Luciana until he took his car for a drive.On a calm summer evening, Giovanni takes his young son Luca for drive. A car pulls alongside, and when the window comes down, the driver is holding a gun. He aims, showering Daniela's car with gunfire. Who is this man? Why has he taken Giovanni? And will Luca survive?Praise for the Deadly Sins series:"You feel like you are watching the events unfold.""Grips you from first paragraph. I wasn't able to guess the murderer until the end.""If you are not familiar with the series, or this author, this is a good introduction." -Marsha Jo, Amazon Vine Voice--> New to Sloane Monroe? There are two book collections in the Sloane Monroe series. The first is a novel series with 8 titles (as of 2019). The second is this short story spinoff series, featuring the same characters from the main series. For information on the order of these two series, be sure to check out the "From the Author" section on this page below.

Raina Sun Mystery Box Set Vol 1 (Books 1-3): A Chinese Cozy Mystery (Raina Sun Mystery All Boxed Up)

This set includes the first 3 books in the Raina Sun Mystery Series. For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, a dash of humor, and Chinese-American culture.Raining Men and CorpsesGraduate student Raina Sun is on a quest to collect an outstanding loan from her college advisor. When she stumbles on his dead body, she becomes the prime suspect. And the only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he's sending out smoke signals). She must summon her sleuthing skills to find this cunning killer before she becomes the next victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...Gusty Lovers and CadaversGraduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas. But between a riot for the last hot toy, an abandoned baby, and a dead body, the holiday turns into a season for mayhem. She must summon her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and track down a hidden killer before she becomes the victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...Breezy Friends and BodiesRaina Sun is cleaning her grandma's house in San Francisco in preparation for Chinese New Year when she finds her deceased grandfather's secret journal. When she loses it in a mugging incident and her grandfather's BFF dies under mysterious circumstances, she is drawn into another murder investigation. She must summon her sleuthing skills to find this skulking killer before she becomes the next victim.There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...Also in the Raina Sun Mystery series:Balmy Darlings and Deaths (Raina Sun #4)Sunny Mates and Murders (Raina Sun $5), available December 2016.

Holy Smoke: a noir heist mystery (Puffs of Smoke Book 1)

Can past wrongs ruin the perfect heist?1935, New YorkThe job simply fell into my lap. A chance meeting. An old flame. A slip of the tongue. Insider information spilling out. It all added up to a once in a lifetime opportunity—a safe packed with diamonds. But a dark secret from my past threatens everything. Could it jeopardize the perfect heist?Holy Smoke, a noir heist short story.

Concrete Evidence (Evidence Series Book 1)

She wants revenge. He wants her.Blackballed from underwater archaeology after accusations of artifact trafficking, Erica Kesling has a new job and a new life on the other side of the country and is working to clear her name. She's closing in on her goal when she's distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge. But Lee Scott is no intern. He's looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He'll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.★★★★★ "A first rate romantic suspense debut that combines pulse pounding action with...pulse pounding romance!" - Manda Collins, author of the Studies in Scandal series."Full of secrets, deadly intrigue and steamy romance. A MUST read." - Elisabeth Naughton, New York Times Bestselling Author

The Tesla Secret, Book 1

When a Stanford University physicist is kidnapped and whisked away to a top-secret research facility near Moscow, he finds that a Russian oligarch has developed a “free energy” machine based on the lost work of Nikola Tesla. There, he is forced to finish developing the earthshaking invention. If perfected, the machine will provide unlimited, pollution-free electrical energy extracted from the earth’s very atmosphere. In so doing, it would make the oil, gas and alternative energy industries obsolete. It could also solve the world’s problems with poverty and perhaps even climate change.Torn between his scientific ego and the fact that people driven by profit alone are in control of technology that has such monumental humanitarian potential, the professor reluctantly begins to help with the project. Working side-by-side with him is a beautiful woman from Tajikistan who has special knowledge related to the device’s operation and is also being held against her will. The professor soon develops feelings for her, and they both try to escape, which takes them on a harrowing chase through Moscow. The two are relentlessly pursued not only by the Russian oligarch and his henchmen, but by an oil industry cartel who will stop at nothing to keep the disruptive technology hidden from the world.Readers of Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, Blake Crouch, and Nelson DeMille will enjoy this exciting, well-researched techno-thriller.

Controlled Explosions (A Paula Maguire Short Story): A compelling crime novella of violence and intrigue

Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist on the Irish border, returns as a teenager in this exclusive digital short story from Claire McGowan. If you love the Paula Maguire series, or are yet to meet the infamous psychologist, you'll be gripped...1998 and future forensic psychologist Paula Maguire is still in school, being taunted by bullies. In particular one girl, whose family has paramilitary links, is calling her a rat. Even though Paula might not know why her mother went missing five years before, she's sure she's no traitor's daughter.But words are nothing compared to what her policeman father, PJ, is dealing with. The hot summer is simmering with violence and the entire force is focused on finding a bomber leaving devices on the routes of Orange parades.When PJ is injured at the scene of a crime, Paula is shocked to find herself next in the perpetrator's crosshairs. The threats at school don't feel so empty now, but what connection could there be? As the possibility of first love appears, will Paula be able to find out in time to save herself and follow her heart?What readers are saying about Controlled Explosions:'A beautifully rendered novella set way before the series began. I was completely hooked' 'Fast-paced and exciting''A great peek into the history of Paula - our favourite psychologist! All very fascinating - I just love the setting'

Looks That Deceive (MedAir Series Book 1)

Two prominent medical malpractice attorneys are dead.Can you imagine the stuff flowing downhill into Detective Lynch Cully’s lap?From his lieutenant’s office. From his chief’s office. The mayor’s office. The governor.He’s already facing the toughest case of his career: a serial assailant who leaves his victims unable to testify.Are these cases related? Has the perpetrator upped his game?Amy Gibbs, RN is a newly recruited med-evac flight nurse who left the ER, its stress, and memories of a certain detective behind. On one fateful call, she hears the deathbed confession of a man whom police are seeking as a person of interest in the attacks. Within hours, the lives of Amy Gibbs and Lynch Cully intertwine in a story that unravels a web of identity theft, electronic eavesdropping, and stalking amid a confusion of identities.Can Lynch move one step ahead of this killer? Or is the distraction—of a girlfriend he regrets leaving—too much?A great thriller? Bodies-yes. Plot twists-yes. Reading past your bedtime-yes. See why so many readers have discovered the MedAir Series. Download Looks that Deceive now, but be forewarned: it won't cure your insomnia.

The Teacher: Penny Green Short Mystery 1 (Penny Green Victorian Mystery Series)

A short murder mystery. Enjoy this read in thirty minutes.London 1881. A young teacher dies at a school just weeks after her sister. A tragic coincidence or something more sinister?Fleet Street reporter Penny Green is suspicious but nothing suggests the sisters have been murdered. The police are disinterested and the school wants to move on from the tragedy. How can Penny persuade someone to listen to her?Penny risks taking matters into her own hands. But the risk might be a step too far.What readers say about Penny Green:★★★★★ “A Victorian Delight!”★★★★★ “Good clean mystery in an enjoyable historical setting”★★★★★ “If you are unfamiliar with the Penny Green Series, acquaint yourselves immediately!”★★★★★ “Interesting, complex, believable characters”★★★★★ “I found myself enthralled by Penny Green”★★★★★ “An outstanding female lead character”★★★★★ “I was engrossed from beginning to end”★★★★★ “If you like Agatha Christie books you are going to like this one”★★★★★ “I have found Ms. Organ's story telling to be flawlessly entertaining!”★★★★★ “Very strong mystery set in a very interesting time and place”★★★★★ “Ms. Organ draws you into Penny's world with her delicious descriptions and masterful story telling”★★★★★ “I am very pleased with how this series is becoming one of my favorites!”★★★★★ “Read the books in this series.... guarantee you won’t be disappointed!”★★★★★ “A great read with a real twist at the end. Emily just gets better and better with this series.”The Penny Green Mystery Series is set in 1880s London. The Teacher accompanies the series and the books can be read in any order:Book 1 - LimelightBook 2 - The RookeryBook 3 - The Maid's SecretBook 4 - The InventorBook 5 - Curse of the PoppyBook 6 - The Bermondsey PoisonerBook 7 - An Unwelcome GuestBook 8 - Death at the WorkhouseBook 9 - The Gang of St Bride'sAlso available:The Penny Green Series: Books 1-3 (The Penny Green Series Boxset Book 1)The Penny Green Series: Books 4-6 (The Penny Green Series Boxset Book 2)

The Ravagers Box Set: Episodes 1-3

In the distant future, humanity staggers against wave after wave of population decimating catastrophes, and hope fades as the extinction point draws near.They find a time capsule carrying with it the knowledge of the past, technology that allows them to rise above their meager existence. Within a few generations, they've built walled cities to protect them from predators they'd learned to fear, bustling commerce, and telecommunications capabilities that connect people and businesses.They've also restored the means to make war. Two great factions control East and West, each preparing to fight while hoping war never comes. Humanity wouldn't dare fight a great war so soon after nearing extinction.But there are some who would prefer those astonishingly low population counts. And they'll unleash a weapon unlike any other in human history to achieve those ends.Five people with varying levels of knowledge and responsibility of those plans live their last normal day, unaware that they'll be fighting for their lives against a weapon which cannot be stopped.But somehow, they'll all need to figure out how to survive the unleashing of... the Ravagers.---Be sure to get Episode Four, Retaliate, now for uninterrupted reading!

Critical Vulnerability (An Aroostine Higgins Novel Book 1)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins’ most critical vulnerability is exposed in this smart, gripping thriller from a USA Today bestseller.Aroostine’s gearing up to prosecute a major bribery trial … one that could make or break her career in the Department of Justice’s elite Criminal Division. But everything’s going wrong.By the time Aroostine realizes her string of bad luck is anything but random, the stakes are far higher than the outcome of a high-profile court case. The life of the only man she’s ever loved hangs in the balance.Now, it’s personal.

The Judas Cypher: A Futuristic Crime Thriller (The Synth Crisis Book 1)

When machine murders man, one detective is the world’s only hope of preventing an all-out-war...Dhata Mays has become used to living on the fringes. Unlike most of humanity, the detective treats the synth population with the respect they deserve. But when a gruesome murder points to a synth as the perpetrator, Dhata must do everything in his power to discover an explanation before the case goes public.In a race against time, Dhata discovers a scheme involving cypher hackers, synth prostitutes, and a pair of rival gang bosses that could tear the city apart. When the case puts his loved ones in harm’s way, the investigation becomes personal. For Dhata to keep the uneasy peace, he’ll have to track down the murderers himself, but no one said he had to take them alive.

After Midnight - Stories of Mystery and the Macabre

“Anything can happen in the dark…” After Midnight is a collection of gothic short stories based on the folk legends and cautionary tales of the unknown that were collected in Britain by missing author Sidney Wainwright. All the tales are born from that inane human fascination with mystery and the macabre. From sinister unsolved murders or the exploits of slavers to the realms of the supernatural, and the mysteries of the human mind, these tales heighten the senses and take you back to those childhood fears that we are all drawn to once again when the lights go out.The tales are presented from a rediscovered manuscript by Sidney Wainwright’s friend Archibald Jerome along with his recollections of the illusive man himself, who is perhaps a deeper mystery than any of the stories. Sidney Wainwright’s whereabouts and fate remain a mystery to this day. So sit by the hearth on a dark and stormy night. Read yourself a story or two by firelight. Try to forget the sense that someone is there with you, watching, always just out of sight. I warn you, once the clock chimes midnight, there is no knowing how this tale will end.

Slow Bleed: A Medical Thriller

A missing sonA kidnapper who's deadNobody believes herNothing will stop herWhen Doctor Jemma Sands' five-year-old son goes missing, only she believesthat a vengeful patient has stolen her child. How do you convince police to search for a dead woman? As her world falls apart, Jemma realises she is the only one who can save her son.If somebody took your only child, how far would you go to get him back?What the critics say about SLOW BLEED:"A tense and gripping crime read ... Slow Bleed grabs you by the throat." Raven Crime Reads"One of those books you can't put down ... a great medical thriller." Book of the Month, Crime Book ClubWhat the critics say about Tim Adler:"Compulsively readable" Sunday Times Culture***** The Daily Telegraph"Adler writes with brio" The Week.com Enjoyed SLOW BLLED? Then you'll love SURROGATE, the next thriller from Tim Adler.SURROGATE is available from the Kindle Store now.

FORGOTTEN: The Return - A Gripping Mystery Suspense Thriller

When Emma Floyd, the best-selling mystery novelist, can’t find a plot for her latest book, she turns to her friend, who shares the gossip about an unidentified corpse. The coroner is performing an autopsy on the woman and shares some details about the case. The woman might be a long-missing victim of a local strangler. She goes to the library to find research material, only to find another mystery in where the bound books have gone. However, the story doesn’t stop at the page for Emma. She meets an expert on the strangler, but a mysterious force makes three separate attacks on her and those involved in the case. As the clues start to come together about the mysterious corpse, Emma finds her life in danger and wonders if she’ll be alive to finish the book based on this case.

Dead Zero: An Apocalyptic Zombie Virus Novel

From the bestselling authors of the Invasion and Yesterday's Gone series comes Dead Zero, a gripping biological technothriller that delivers a heart-pumping race against the clock to survive the first wave of the zombie plague ...Taking Grandpa to the mall wasn't supposed to be a life or death (and after death) situation.Thom Sheldon avoids visiting his aging father as much as he possibly can. Even now that Rick started taking a new experimental drug that seems to be helping his Alzheimer's, it's still an unpredictable and rarely pleasant errand.If Thom could avoid visiting his old man without getting guilt-tripped by his wife or hounded by his own conscience, he would.But today Thoms' wife Carly and son Brendan are along for the ride, and there is no getting out of taking Rick to the mall.No one could have guessed that the zombie apocalypse would start near the food court.Except for Rick.This is how the apocalypse starts ...Dead Zero is a stand alone novel built inside of Platt & Truant's Dead World Trilogy, an intelligent, hard science fiction exploration of the zombie subgenre. 

Apache Dawn: Book I of the Wildfire Saga

Chad Huntley--The Source--is the world's most wanted man.He'd done his part during the Great Pandemic to help defeat the deadliest threat to face mankind in modern history. At last he can live his life, alone and on his terms. He finally has a chance at peace.But just when things return to normal after a decade of chaos, the devastating virus returns--this time as a weapon. The unique properties of Chad's blood provide the tools needed to craft a cure but not everyone wants the plague stopped. A team of Army Rangers is sent to retrieve and defend The Source at all costs and Chad finds himself in the crossfire. He may be the last best hope for mankind, but only as long as he can stay alive.The sacrifices made to secure The Source will be in vain if the scientist who spearheaded the original effort to stop The Pandemic can't be found. The invasion of America has begun and foreign soldiers are willing to tear the country apart to find him. Cooper Braaten's Navy SEALs race to secure the virologist and his critical research but it will take all their skills and more than a little luck to succeed when Apache Dawn is declared.Apache Dawn is a high octane military thriller for fans of post-apocalyptic action.

A Fatal Affair

“Crane delivers a taut literary thriller short story that fans of Jeffery Deaver will devour. If you love dark, brooding characters and domestic drama turned murder, you’ll love A Fatal Affair.” – reader reviewA husband in love with his wife. A wife willing to do anything to escape him. An affair turned deadly.From USA Today best-selling author Pamela Crane comes a domestic noir short story about a deadly obsession. The pregnancy test he found in the garbage confirmed it: Fatherhood at last. But when his wife announces her desire for divorce—and a majority of their assets—Hollywood icon Allen Michaels loses not only his wife, but his sanity. As Allen reveals the gory secrets of his mysterious past, with love leaving him battered and broke, how far is too far to avenge the promise of “til death do us part”? Unleash Allen’s hidden demons in this darkly riveting novella as he takes justice into his own demented hands…A companion novella to Pamela Crane’s best-selling psychological thriller The Admirer’s Secret. “Mesmeric … chilling … Pamela Crane is a new thriller author to watch.” – reader review Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni's Third Watch and Dean Koontz's The Neighbor.

The Rich Housewife (A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist) (Domestic Psychological Thriller Series Book 1)

Some people will stop at nothing to get what they want…Formerly homeless hustler Bianca Thomson-Wingarden had it all planned out. She found a rich man to get her pregnant and marry so she could give her child a lavish life of financial security she’d carefully prepared for.She and her new husband Elvin Wingarden III, heir to the Wingarden billion-dollar dynasty, have the perfect life. They split their time between their upscale condo in the city and their lavish 17-bedroom mansion in the country. They drive the latest luxury vehicles. They don’t have to worry about money and she can shower their daughter Evie, their little dog, and their friends with everything they desire. The trouble is, their perfect life is about to fall apart. Elvin is no longer the charming man she married. And when Elvin’s mother decides to hire the mysterious Penny as a live-in nanny to help take care of little Evie, everything starts going wrong in Bianca’s life. She gets a terrible suspicion that the new nanny is there to replace her. And why does that nanny look so familiar?A thrilling suspense filled with dark family secrets, popularity contests, and deception.

An Unconventional Holmes: Three Unnatural Cases

Sherlock Holmes must solve three cases that carry him into the unnatural: the disappearance of the Baker Street Irregulars, the true identity of a Great War veteran, and a vampyre’s grisly death. He must cross into the worlds of the Grimm Brothers and Bram Stoker to unravel the mysteries confronting him. Can Holmes’ conventional methods still function in the unconventional world?

Shock: A Gripping Mystery Suspense Medical Thriller (Book 1 of 5)

Katie Boles finds her life turned upside when she finds a dead body on her driveway. The mysterious death is reminiscent of the work of a serial killer who terrorized Katie’s hometown five years ago. The police arrested Katie’s brother for the murders, but the trial and her brother’s behavior left her with plenty of questions. After a second killing nearby, Katie is afraid that the Shock Killer, the man who had forced her into hiding, was back to involve her in a second round of murders. Even more frightening is the fact that Katie might have to come face-to-face with her brother and learn the truth of the murders.

Betrayal: An Ann's War Mystery (The Ann's War Mystery Series Book 1)

About the SeriesThe Ann's War Mystery Series is a series of five novellas set in 1944-5. Each story contains approximately 15,000 words and a complete mystery. The stories are: BETRAYAL, INVASION, BLACKMAIL, ESCAPE and VICTORY. The stories are set four months apart and will be published four months apart, so you can read them in 'real time', if you wish. However, you may prefer to read the books 'as one' after the publication of VICTORY. Please make your choice based on your reading preference. Kindly note that each mystery is resolved within one story, and that Ann's story arc will be resolved over the five books.About BETRAYALWith her husband away on a top secret mission, Ann Morgan prepares for another secretarial day at Trevor Bowman's detective agency. However, this day will be unlike any other. Over twenty-four hours, Ann will find her life turned upside-down as she discovers a murder, meets a handsome widower, Detective Inspector Max Deveraux, and confronts the murderer in a tale of temptation and duplicity.

The Wife a?? Part One: A gripping psychological thriller full of twists and lies (The Wife series)

If you can’t stop watching Doctor Foster and The Affair, you won’t be able to put down this chilling new four-part series.‘I was hooked from the moment I started reading’ USA TODAY bestseller Sue FortinMichael and Ellie are that couple.The ones who have it all.Success, charm, trust…but no relationship is perfect and the events of the past cast a shadow over their charmed life together.When lecturer Michael starts to mentor a new student, Ellie fears that history is repeating itself. As paranoia takes its ugly hold, it’s clear some things just can’t be forgotten…or forgiven.

Sex, Murder & Killer Cupcakes (Marian Moyer Book 1)

Book #1 in the Marian Moyer Series! Visit allisonjanda.com.She may be a crime-scene photographer, but that doesn’t mean Marian Moyer is ready to star in her own murder mystery. Most days, she can’t even control her hair.But when the star of Marian’s racy, underground magazine turns up dead and the police are convinced she’s the guilty party, it’s up to Marian to find out who really did it before it’s too late.While danger isn’t exactly her middle name, there’s plenty to go around, especially when Marian begins to suspect that her long-time man crush is behind it all.Amazon top 100 Best Seller Amazon #2 Women Sleuth Best Seller Amazon #2 Mystery Best Seller

The Doll Maker (Jack Slater Book 1)

After six months out of work after the death of his wife, Jack Slater is back and newly promoted to the role of detective. His first case, The Dollmaker, a serial killer hunting the streets of Auckland killing his victims and removing parts from their bodies. Can Jack track him down before he strikes again?

Killing Me Softly (Previously published as Live and Let Die)

"Best book I've read in a LONG time!" - Adam Croft, bestselling author of "Her Last Tomorrow." A shocking murder. A web of deceit. A twist even Hitchcock wouldn't see coming.It starts with a phone call - Sondra Ellis' beautiful baby sister, Tracy, has disappeared during a jog along Chicago's snowy lakefront.She's even more devastated when Tracy's mangled body is found days later, the victim of a mugging gone wrong.A year later, Sondra continues to struggle with Tracy's death. Her trauma deepens when she discovers series of odd and unsettling cracks in her sister's seemingly perfect life: puzzling messages, inexplicable meetings, and secrets and lies at every turn.As Sondra continues to dig into the mystery of what happened to her sister, she has no idea she's on her own collision course with life and death. For fans of Patricia Highsmith, Mary Higgins Clark, and Alfred Hitchcock, Killing Me Softly is a page-turning psychological thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime. Download Killing Me Softly today!

Tracking the Treasures (The Capsule Killer Book 1)

Let the web unravel itself and try not to die in the process. After losing her mother in a freak accident, Suede Harris is trying to pick up the pieces and move on with her life. With a history of trouble, including bad relationships, alcohol, and ditching college, finishing up her criminology degree seemed like the best way to start.While catching up back home with summer courses, she joins a study group to keep on track, but when her friends convince her to go geocaching, a simple trip will shake up her entire world. When the only treasure they find is a human bone, it will send her on a mission fueled by personal trauma to figure out what happened to the victim.Will she find the killer, or uncover secrets that have been long buried?Author Note: This is book 1 of a 6 book murder mystery series. The books cannot standalone, so please be warned that you'd need to read all 6 to get the full story. Each book will release the last Thurs of the month! The town in the story is fictional, so the coordinates on the cover do NOT correlate to the murder locations. Hope you love the story.

MAYA HOPE: A Medical Thriller (A Dr. Nicklaus Hart Novel Book 1)

A doctor stumbling through life. A North Korean bioterrorist plot.The two collide in an unforgettable tale.Dr. Nicklaus Hart, a gifted trauma surgeon, searches for meaning in his life. His self-reliant spirit is broken with the death of his missionary best friend, found sacrificed at the base of a Maya Temple. Going to Guatemala to fill the shoes of his friend at the mission hospital, he discovers God’s redemption and peace in the smiles of the children he cares for. But his own life is in danger as he and his team stumble onto a deadly North Korean plot.As Nick delves into the mystery of his friend’s death, he exposes the very cause of the extermination of the Maya race…a virus which is about to be released upon the entire world through a bioterrorist scheme of global proportions. Will Nick and his team stop them in time? Maya Hope is the first book in a series of skillfully crafted medical thrillers. If you like fast-paced adventure, international settings, sizzling medical suspense, then you’ll love this heart-pounding thriller by Timothy Browne.Buy Maya Hope to begin this exciting new series today.

The Judge: this is Part 1 of two books you will need to buy both to finish the story - both books are on offer

Peter Ritchie is just an ordinary solicitor, with an ordinary (if slightly shambolic) life, until the day his client, a male prostitute called Bobby Black dies suddenly when a kinky trick goes wrong. Bobby has been brutally murdered, and someone had tried to cover it up. But who, and why? Peter cannot rest until he knows the truth. And so begins a rollercoaster ride for him and his on-off girlfriend Naomi, that will see him pitted against some powerful enemies, and everyone he ever knew or cared for in mortal danger.Set in 1990’s London at the peak of Blair Brittania, Peter is forced to turn detective in order to find Bobby Black’s killer, and he has to break all the rules to do it. Forced to go on the run, a desperate Peter plays a terrifying game of cat and mouse to the bitter and surprising end.

Beginnings: A Dark Romantic Thriller (Same Face Different Place Book 1)

When sixteen year old Eleanor Chapman returned home for the school holidays, she never expected her life to spin out of control. She had no idea her father was mixed up in organised crime nor that a series of unforeseen events would pitch her into an ultimate game of cat and mouse.Step into the criminal underworld of the 1970s. On the day Eleanor’s father is forced to go on the run, she is left at the mercy of dangerous people.With no choice but to escape, she stumbles across a mysterious prisoner.His name is Jake, a rock musician from Holland and he has a contract on his life.As two young people, thrown together by fate they find love. It doesn’t take long for Eleanor to realise that she will do anything to keep Jake alive.Forced to exist on a knife edge, they are desperate to escape from London.Will they outrun the deadly gangland villains who stalk them?Or are the people at the top more powerful than they think?Beginnings: Book 1 of the series “Same Face Different Place” a romantic British thriller through the decades.Inspired by the violent criminal underworld of Martina Cole and the strong characters who would expect in a Leslie Pearse novel, this book has been described as an emotional roller coaster and with elements of high tension that make it difficult to put down.If you like romance and enjoy a good thriller, this book is an excellent choice for fans of both genres.tags: thriller, conspiracy, conspiracy thriller, London thriller, London organised crime thriller, romantic thriller, romance, love story, teenage love story, teen romance, YA romance, 1970s, 70s British thriller, social history novel, criminal underworld novel, east london gangster thriller, gangland thriller, mystery thriller, thriller suspense, book, novel, ebook, British book, kindle book, kindle unlimited, book about London, book about organised crime in the 1970s, book about London organised crime in the 1970s

No Mercy (Sgt Major Crane British Army Investigator crime thrillers)

A collection of short stories including:No Mercy - prequel to the bestselling Steps to Heaven #1 in the Sgt Major Crane crime series.Is crime ever justified? Would you be merciful if it came to it? Or would you take your revenge? Crane investigates a fire in which a man dies. Was it an accident or something more sinister? Crane won't stop until he finds the truth."Excellent read from a slick pacey writer - leaves you wanting more!" Andrew ButlerCartmell Rocks! This collection of short stories showcases Wendy Cartmell's fresh style and engaging prose. She presents a variety of situations of people caught in intriguing circumstances. The author delivers a twist to many of her stories in this collection.Ed Benjamin Author

Keeping Secrets in St. Louis: A Frank Dodge Mystery (Frank Dodge Mysteries)

A stolen treasure. A scandalous affair. This was not the assignment he signed up for.Plagued by self-doubt, novice freelance writer Frank Dodge is determined to prove he made the right choice to start a new career. Excited about an assignment to write a profile of a St. Louis institution, his mood is deflated when he finds the museum staff in chaos over the theft of their most valuable item: the original score for Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer.The museum director, worried about news of the theft leaking out, asks Dodge to help find the missing document. With his assignment busted, he agrees. Maybe the anonymous philanthropist who donated the valuable piece of ragtime history isn’t as charitable as she seems. Or maybe the smug head of the museum’s governing board has a hidden agenda. As Dodge zeroes in on a suspect, a suspicious death and a secretive affair threaten to derail his investigation.Will Dodge find the missing score or will the museum’s cagey staff derail Dodge’s writing career before it starts?Keeping Secrets in St. Louis is the first story in the Frank Dodge mystery series. If you like complex characters, atmospheric settings, and a dose of snarky humor, then you’ll love Dean Klinkenberg’s engaging page-turner.Get Keeping Secrets in St. Louis to unmask the truth today!

AFTER Life: INFERNO (The NEXT Apocalypse Book 1)

Get ready to fight to the death. You might even have to fight beyond death.AFTER was constructed to save us. When the medical biotech is weaponized, AFTER becomes an agent of warfare. Infected humans transform into rampaging killers. No one is safe. Task Force Officer Daniel Harmon has one job: Stop the epidemic before it escapes a military research lab. As the body count rises, he'll discover a dark conspiracy that will change our fate forever.They will call this Apocalypse. We call it Revolution. On which side will you fall?From the author of This Plague of Days comes a fresh zombie trilogy about technology gone horribly awry. It will feel too real.Scroll up to grab your adventure now!

Sacrifice (Karre & Viktoria Crime Novels Book 1)

A hidden scheme. Suspiciously pat answers. Can one untested leader navigate the thin line between professional and personal justice?Essen, Germany. Chief Inspector “Karre” Karrenberg has no appetite for overseeing a homicide squad. Still grieving over his ex-wife’s fatal car crash that left his daughter in a coma, the veteran detective’s gut tells him to ignore all the evidence that it was an accident. But he’s forced to put his own needs aside when a poor young woman’s lakeside adventure transforms her into an unidentified body. Willing to make risky trades for more information, Karre discovers the mysterious female was a high-class escort. But his attempts to find the dead girl’s client are stonewalled by tight-lipped suspects, iron-clad alibis… and a growing number of bodies.Will Karre’s private tragedies blind him to clues that could prevent another murder?Sacrifice is the tense first book in the Karre & Viktoria Crime Novels series. If you like complex puzzles, dark conspiracies, and thrilling twists, then you’ll love Tim Svart’s intricate story.Buy Sacrifice to destroy a web of deception today!★★★★★ Books in the Karre & Viktoria Crime Series ★★★★★SACRIFICE – Karre & Viktoria book 1DECEPTION – Karre & Viktoria book 2BETRAYAL – Karre & Viktoria book 3REVENGE – COMING SOONEbook collection: Karre & Viktoria (books 1–3)

Sex, Lies & Lipstick (Sex and Lies Book 2)

Mac Callahan, a seasoned FBI agent in Washington, D.C., has given up the fast lane to live a life of sweet tea and sunshine in Alabama with the girl of his dreams, Samantha Peterson. But Mac’s years of bringing down drug lords and psychotic criminals is about to catch up with him just as he’s resigned himself to leave it all behind. Finally getting the husband and family she’s longed for, Sam finds that life at Mac’s farm, Lone Oak, is a Southern girl’s dream full of romance, love, lipstick and pearls. It’s all Southern charm and Champagne between the sheets until a psychotic stalker sets his sights on completing an unfinished grudge. Carefully planning, Hector Quintes has patiently waited to crash Mac and Samantha’s happily ever after. No one Mac Callahan loves is safe – least of all Samantha. When they said, “until death do us part,” neither knew how soon that could be and as Hector becomes intimately close to their family, the line between friend and foe grows strangely blurred. It’s a deadly game of cat and mouse, but who is chasing whom?

Where There's Smoke: Judge Charlie Walden's First Case (Walden of Bermondsey)

Meet Judge Charlie Walden in the first case of six from the novel, Walden of BermondseyIf you like Rumpole of the Bailey, you'll love Walden of BermondseyWhen Charlie Walden took on the job of Resident Judge of the Bermondsey Crown Court, he was hoping for a quiet life. But he soon finds himself struggling to keep the peace between three feisty fellow judges who have very different views about how to do their job, and about how Charlie should do his.And as if that’s not enough, there’s the endless battle against the ‘Grey Smoothies’, the humourless grey-suited civil servants who seem determined to drown Charlie in paperwork and strip the court of its last vestiges of civilisation.No hope of a quiet life then for Charlie, and there are times when his real job – trying the challenging criminal cases that come before him – actually seems like light relief.Praise for Walden of Bermondsey'No one writes with more wit, warmth and insight about the law and its practitioners than Peter Murphy. He has no equal since the great John 'Rumpole' Mortimer' - David Ambrose'Though his exasperation is sometimes palpable, what triumphs over everything is his sense of humour. And it is the humour that makes Walden of Bermondsey such a delightful read. Think of him as what Rumpole would be like if he ever became a judge, and you get some idea of his self-deprecating wit and indomitable stoicism. Add a dash of Henry Cecil for his situation and AP Herbert for the fun he has with the law, and you get a sense of Peter's literary precedents' - Paul Magrath

Luminous Night

When a synthetic opioid wreaks havoc across the nation, killing both the rich and vulnerable alike, someone must be responsible for its origin. What if a deceptive, bureaucracy-laden FBI is responsible? A remorseful agent and ambitious podcaster want the truth.An American Agent is dead in Jamaica, a new, deadly opioid ravages the streets, and a bureaucratic conspiracy in Washington, D.C. threatens the fabric of the United States. FBI Agent Mackenzie Lee Malcolm had always believed he was a good man trying to do the “right thing” in life. Yet, when a highly classified, scandal-ridden operation goes terribly wrong in Jamaica, Agent Malcolm’s sense of good, evil, and personal responsibility is put to the test. As Agent Malcolm attempts to find the truth about his involvement in the conspiracy with an international drug cartel, a small journalistic outfit led by Ainsley Schmidt seeks the truth on their own, both for the good of the country and their own personal gain. The combined forces of the FBI and Pacifico Cartel will do anything to ensure this embarrassing conspiracy forged for profit is not revealed to the world, even if that means causing more domestic chaos and maligning the family of the dead Agent. As Americans across the country begin to die, and the politics of Washington become even dirtier, the motivations and integrity of everyone involved are brought into the daylight. The institution of government has failed to protect its people from harm as the evils of this world inflict pain upon the most vulnerable. The chance of redemption for Agent Malcolm and the country is slipping away.

Killer Deals: Savannah Martin Mysteries 1 & 2

Collection of the first two USA Today bestselling Savannah Martin mysteries.“The hilarious dialog and the tension between Savannah and Rafe will delight fans of chick-lit mysteries and romantic suspense.” Jo Ann Vicarel, Library JournalSavannah Martin has always been a good girl, doing what was expected and fully expecting life to fall into place in its turn. But when her perfect husband turns out to be a lying, cheating slimeball, Savannah kicks him to the curb and embarks on life on her own terms. With a new apartment, a new career, and a brand new outlook on life, she’s all set to take the world by storm. If only the world would stop throwing her curveballs... A CUTTHROAT BUSINESS - #1 Everyone has warned new-minted realtor Savannah Martin that real estate is a cutthroat business. But Savannah doesn’t think she’s supposed to take the warning literally ... until an early morning phone call sends her to an empty house on the ‘bad’ side of town, where she finds herself standing over the butchered body of a competitor, face to face with the boy her mother always warned her about.Rafe Collier is six feet three inches of testosterone and trouble; tall, dark, and dangerous, with a murky past and no future—not the kind of guy a perfect Southern Belle should want to tangle with. In any way. But wherever Savannah turns, there he is, and making no bones about what he wants from her.Now Savannah must figure out who killed real estate queen Brenda Puckett, make a success of her new career, and avoid getting killed—or kissed—by Rafe, all before the money in her savings account runs out and she has to go back to selling make-up at the mall.HOT PROPERTY - #2When Savannah Martin’s fellow Realtor and friend Lila Vaughn is robbed during an open house, Savannah rushes to the rescue with tea and sympathy, or at least a really good lunch and a shoulder to cry on. However, Lila seems more peeved than distraught, and her main gripe is that the sexy robber who tied her to a kitchen chair—for her own good—didn’t follow her suggestion to tie her to the bed instead.Lila’s description of the man fits Savannah’s old school-mate Rafael Collier to a T. Rafe has recently turned up in Savannah’s life again, and he isn’t above doing a little breaking and entering. Metro Nashville Homicide Detective Tamara Grimaldi is of the same opinion, and when Lila turns up dead, tied to her bed and strangled, Rafe becomes a suspect.Now Savannah must get busy finding the real murderer before Detective Grimaldi can arrest the wrong man.

The Incident: a Novella

When Tom Slater and his eight-year-old son walk to their car after seeing a New Jersey Devils hockey game, they are accosted by two loudmouths who were sitting near them during the game. They try to rob Slater, but he fights back, inadvertently killing one of the attackers. Slater is subsequently arrested and charged with manslaughter. Enter Sidney Diamond, the flashy female attorney who maintains that the only way for Slater to save himself from being convicted is for young Nolan to testify, he being the only eyewitness as to what really happened. Slater and his wife will have nothing of it. See what happens as Slater tries to protect his son from reliving this traumatic experience, while also trying to avoid a multi-year prison sentence.

Mito: Medical Kidnap Files

In a tale ripped from the headlines, award-winning author P.D. Workman brings you Gabriel Tate’s harrowing story.Gabriel has dealt with mysterious medical issues his whole life. Just when he finally thought that they had all of the answers and he was on the road to good health, he is apprehended by DFS on the grounds of medical neglect.At first, he thought that he would be back home in a few days, once the misunderstanding was cleared up. But when Renata tells Gabriel her crazy conspiracy theories, Gabriel feels the first pangs of doubt. Is there really a conspiracy? Will he ever be able to get well and go back to his mother, or is he doomed to be another guinea pig for Doctor De Klerk?Repeat winner of School Library Journal’s In the Margins awards, Mito will open your eyes to a dark secret that the medical community would rather you didn’t know.

Everything to Lose: Part One, Chapters 1a??5

Part 1 of the heart-pounding new thriller from the co-author of five No. 1 James Patterson bestsellers including Judge and Jury and Lifeguard, and the Sunday Times bestsellers The Blue Zone and Reckless.WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO LOSEYOU STOP PLAYING BY THE RULESHilary Cantor’s life is falling apart. She has lost her job, is about to lose her house, and is running out of money to care for her young son with Asperger’s syndrome.But when Hilary is first on the scene of a fatal car accident, she finds a satchel full of cash on the backseat – enough to solve all of her problems. Her split-second decision has devastating consequences…Because the money she takes is at the heart of a conspiracy involving murder, blackmail and a powerful figure who’ll do anything to keep the past buried. They don’t just want their money back: they want Hilary’s life – and that of her son…

Guilt by Association

Jayson Cook is reaping the rewards of a flourishing law practice in Boston. However, his comfortable life is turned upside down after he agrees to represent Brian Stone, a white supremacist charged with planting a bomb that destroyed an inner city church, killing a twelve-year-old black girl.Jayson believes an ethical lawyer provides his client with a vigorous defense no matter the crime, and Brian Stone is no exception. His efforts to free Stone garner strong opposition not only from a highly successful prosecutor and the local black community, but even from his own wife. Adding to his problems, a young, seductive woman from his past returns to capitalize on an error in judgment he made years before; an error if made public, could cost him his license to practice law and his family.

The Lying Room: Nicci French

* THE NEW ADDICTIVE THRILLER FROM THE MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE *   ‘Expertly paced, psychologically sharp, thoroughly enjoyable' Louise Candlish ‘Meticulously plotted, psychologically astute’ Sarah Vaughan 'Confirms Nicci French as the giant of the genre' Erin Kelly ‘A pure adrenaline rush’ Jenny Colgan  Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man. She doesn't call the police.    ‘You know, it’s funny,’ Detective Inspector Hitching said. ‘Whoever I see, they keep saying, talk to Neve Connolly, she’ll know. She’s the one people talk to, she’s the one people confide in.’   A trusted colleague and friend. A mother. A wife.   Neve Connolly is all these things.    She has also made mistakes. One that is now spiralling out of control. Bringing those around her into immense danger.   A liar. A cheat. A threat.    Neve Connolly is all these things.   Could she be a murderer?

Radical Reaction (The Persford Series Book 5)

The potential treatment for cancer originating from the laboratories at the University is progressing well and is soon to enter clinical trials. This discovery, along with the efforts of the three business consultants, means that the spin-off company PersCure has received backing from city investors and local businessmen and is about to be launched to much acclaim. However, the future of the clinical trial unit, ClinTry, looks in doubt unless it receives a financial lifeline. When a benefactor steps in to save the business everyone is reassured but the road ahead may be still be troublesome. The formidable Ron Radford is rebuilding his life after tragic personal events. When characters attempt to add excitement to their lives they do not anticipate the consequences. Can the momentum be halted before irreversible damage is caused? At the same time, the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Persford is under threat from factions whose aim is to spread hatred and intolerance. Can they be stopped or will the town be shaken by their actions?Emotions run high on many levels in this complex story of beliefs, desires, relationships and of course a hint of science.

Heartless Reaction (The Persford Series Book 6)

The promising treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer continues to make good progress albeit with some slight hitches along the way. Meanwhile, the University is facing its own funding crisis. The illegal drug scene moves to a new level with violent and cruel consequences for several sections of Persford. The police face new challenges if this wave of criminality is to be halted. One character caught up in the violence refuses to be intimidated and decides to wreak revenge. Ron and Maureen’s relationship faces some challenges when his domineering personality becomes even more apparent and each character attempts to maintain their self-respect and position. A fast-moving story about a struggle for control on various levels where rules and laws are flouted in order to gain supremacy. As ever the story is set against a background of science and medicine.

Licensed to Thrill: A Diane Capri Mystery Thriller Sampler

LONG SAMPLES!!USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Presents Licensed to Thrill!So many books, so little time, right? Which ones will you love?Open this collection of hefty samples and enjoy great characters, mystery, suspense, thrills, a few laughs, and loads of atmosphere that will have you Thrilled to read more!“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.”Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher ThrillersDear Friends,It might be better if I didn’t confess this right up front. But I thought you should know....WARNING: Licensed to Thrill is a nefarious plot.How so? We want to entice you to read more of my books the way chocolatiers ply me with irresistible morsels and wineries waft swoon-worthy samples under my nose. Like the famous potato chips, we hope you won’t be able to stop after reading this collection of special gems not gathered anywhere else.Fiendishly clever, isn’t it? Exactly.We need to give you enough to whet your appetite and draw you in, but not so much that you’ll no longer be hungry for more. A fine line. Tricky. Challenging. Fun!Here’s what we selected for your reading pleasure in Licensed to Thrill: A Diane Capri SamplerFatal Enemy, featuring the new heroine I really love—Jess Kimball. A fiery woman, driven by her own past to fight for crime victims the justice system failed. Jess reminds me of Jack Reacher, only female, smaller, and nicer. Jess is alone in the world wherever she goes. But unlike Reacher, Jess's mission is one only she believes in and only she can complete. In Jess’s shoes, could you do what she’s done? I wonder....Jess Kimball’s story continues in the sample of Fatal Distraction, which opened as the Amazon #3 Bestselling Legal Thriller, behind John Grisham. What a thrill that was for me. (Why? Hang on — I’m getting to that.)Behind the Book scoop on my friendship with #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child who calls my work, "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too." Lee gave the Hunt for Reacher series an enthusiastic two thumbs up: “Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her!”Don’t Know Jack garnered #1 Amazon Bestseller spots on the Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists both in the U.S. and U.K. The sample here should whet your appetite to find out what happens when two F.B.I. agents are tasked with the mysterious and confounding task of hunting Jack Reacher.What does law have to do with justice? We lawyers are an odd bunch and the law is a very strange mixture of the best and the worst of times for heroes and villains alike in my Justice Series of witty legal suspense mysteries. All six of these are set in Florida, so if it’s a bit cold where you are right now, take a little trip with me to the Sunshine State where things are a whole lot warmer. Readers and reviewers alike love this series, but when the mystery reviewers at Romantic Times awarded Wasted Justice their coveted "Top Pick" -- well, all I can say is what a rush!Licensed to Thrill also includes an excerpt from Lee Child’s Reacher Report sharing his views on Don’t Know Jack; a humorous piece titled “Diane Capri Reveals Lee Child (not Jack Reacher?)”; and finally—remember what I said earlier about John Grisham? What? I'm out of space? Yikes! Well, you’ll just have to see for yourself! Grab your copy now and start reading today! Enjoy!Diane CapriMore Raves!“Expertise shines on every page.”Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past PresidentReaders love Jess Kimball!“Thrilling read! Makes you sit up and take notice. She knows how to keep readers reading. Capri has a way with words that's both captivating and compelling.” C.B. “Great stuff!” N. “I was caught at the get go and sailed right through, holding my breath at the end.” M.P.Grab your copy now!

Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial

If you like courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham, you’ll want to read this book. If you ever knew someone with AIDS or HIV, you need to read this book. If you still believe the government and the FDA are protecting you against deadly diseases and dangerous drugs, you must read this book! "WRONGFUL DEATH: The AIDS Trial" is a work of fiction based on fact: the true story behind the government lies and incompetence, gross medical malpractice, and unbridled greed by a drug company that caused our American AIDS epidemic and cost 300,000 lives in just ten years.Follow along with attorney Benjamin Messick and health reporter Sarah Meadows in this class-action lawsuit as they expose the man who claims to have discovered the cause of AIDS, Dr. Robert Gallo. Dr. Gallo announced to the world at a press conference on April 23, 1984 that a virus later to be called HIV was the culprit. Unfortunately, Dr. Gallo’s peers were never given the chance to prove his theories, and still can’t to this day. In the last twenty years, Dr. Gallo has been exposed as nothing more than a common criminal, a thief, and a liar. He finally admitted he had stolen the AIDS virus from a French researcher. He also stole another virus from the Japanese. He lied on his patent application for the HIV blood test. A congressional investigation found Dr. Gallo guilty of “intellectual recklessness of a high degree,” and the Office of Research Integrity of the Department of Health and Human Services found Dr. Gallo guilty of scientific misconduct and called some of Dr. Gallo's key AIDS research, “of dubious scientific merit” and “really crazy.” As one German scientist put it, Dr. Gallo is “an American scientific gangster who has committed so many crass, self-aggrandizing blunders…that he could not really be relied upon to tell the time correctly.”Attorney Messick questions a number of witnesses who all agree with 2700 of the world’s leading doctors and medical researchers today, including Nobel Prize winners in chemistry and medicine and members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, that HIV cannot cause AIDS. At the end of the book you'll find out what actually DOES cause AIDS.The testimony in this court case finally discloses that in the decade from 1987 to 1997, three-hundred-thousand Americans (mostly homosexual men) died NOT from some horrible disease they caught from a virus, but as a result of taking the very drug they were told would cure them. Urged on by their doctors, parents, families and loved-ones, these HIV-positives took AZT, a drug originally designed and created in 1964 to kill cancer cells, but never approved because it was found to be far too toxic to a human body.Read the testimony of witness after witness - all based on over 900 actual medical and scientific research papers and reports - that when the FDA finally approved AZT for the treatment of AIDS in 1987, it began causing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; and every person who took it - healthy or not at the time - would die within three years from one of many different opportunistic diseases. Be prepared for the anger and outrage you will feel when you realize that hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children are still being murdered today in Africa with AZT, simply because they have been declared to be HIV-positive, while the drug company rakes in billions of dollars in profits.The question remains: After 30 years and 300 billion dollars, why don't we have a cure or a vaccine for AIDS? The witnesses in this court case provide the only answer that makes any sense: We have the wrong cause."I enjoyed the book. It read like a cross between a John Grisham legal thriller and an informative scientific treatise on AIDS."- D.D. Steele, attorney "Congratulations Mr. Davis, you actually pulled it off and created a legitimate page-turner from the debacle of HIV/AIDS."- Harvey Bialy, author

An Imperfect Death: Domestic | Thriller | Mystery | Suspense

The police confirm it was a natural death.Megan believes it was murder.There is another truth…★★★★★ A wonderful thriller that grabs you from start to finish (Amazon.com)★★★★★ An excellent read. A must read from a new author (Amazon.co.uk)★★★★★ Did not expect the ending. One of the best psychological thriller I have read so far (Amazon.ca)★★★★★ This novel is an unexpected page-turning thriller (Amazon.es)Megan Evans is not happy. Premature menopause and an absent husband merge with a tedious life. With a suitcase in her hand, ready for a job interview and determined to start a new life, she receives a fateful piece of news that triggers an unexpected turn in her life. Her Uncle Paddy has been found dead in his car.Megan races against the clock to protect the memory of her family and discover the truth of her uncle’s death – a truth that will challenge her beliefs and endanger her own life.Will she be the next victim, or is it all a product of her imagination?ABOUT THE AUTHOR:J. J. Fernández is a Spanish writer who has spent more than half his life living abroad. He gained an MA from the University of Copenhagen and lived in that city for ten years. He then moved to the United Kingdom, where he continued his work as a language teacher in a secondary school in London. He is a lover of Danish crime series, cafés and sushi.

Missing (Mason Black Book 1)

The clock is ticking. They’re still missing.After handing in his detective badge, Mason Black now lives a stable life as a private investigator. But when the bodies of two children are discovered with messages written in blood, the pattern of a familiar killer emerges.Now, the Carter twins are missing, and only Mason can help. With his unique knowledge of the killer, he has an advantage over the San Francisco Police Department. While his marriage falls apart, he must choose between repairing his life or opening doors that were meant to stay closed. There’s just one problem; neither solution will restore his faith in humanity.The Lullaby Killer is on the hunt, and Mason Black is always a step behind. As the trail reveals shocking secrets and surprising twists, you’ll be holding your breath for the entirety of this gut-wrenching detective thriller.Missing was previously published as Hush and has since undergone developmental edits to bring the reader a fresh new experience. This novel is the first installment of an ongoing series.

Killers Guide Box Set

Read the first book in each of WL Knightlys' thrilling series in this first time ever, Killer Guide Box Set!