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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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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?