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  • The Teaching

    by T. O. Paine

    Based on the author’s true-life experience living in a cult . . .

    Raine Harkins believes everything the Teaching tells her—forgiveness is freedom, there are no dead, and there is no dying. She has lived her entire life in the Haven, a small religious community buried in the hills of northern Nevada, and it’s been a good life.

    But when she discovers a frightened teenage girl hiding in the forest, everything changes. Raine offers to help the girl, but gun... more

  • 978-1950613700

    by Charlotte Stuart
    From the open porthole on her sailboat, Bryn Baczek overhears a heated argument on a nearby boat followed by a loud splash . . .then silence. Bryn lives on a sailboat in a small marina with her cantankerous cat, Macavity, and a series of short-lived goldfish. While seeking evidence to prove a neighbor innocent of murder, she ends up being threatened by the victim’s abusive boyfriend, betrayed by a close friend, and almost bored to death by an uncooperative accountant. Although Bryn shares what... more
  • ONCE UPON A MURDEROUS DELUSION

    by A.G. Russo
    The year is 1980 in a small, sleepy New England town. Out of nowhere, a series of devastating murders threaten the safety and well-being of the community. A serial killer has begun a deadly game of catch-me-if-you-can with local police, who have dubbed the carnage, “The Mommy Murders.” Frightened residents are certain the violent rape/murders are in some way connected to the psychiatric unit of Parkhirst General Hospital. Nella, a nurse angst-ridden by her service during the Vietnam War, is n... more
  • Mind Trap

    by Matthew Cost
    “You say your daughter is missing?” Clay Wolfe asked. The man in front of him was slightly disheveled. Red eyes. Fear creased his features. Clay had retired from Boston PD a few years earlier, jaded and cynical at the young age of 35. He'd returned to his hometown of Port Essex, Maine, and opened a private investigator business, and for a while, the humdrum of small-town life had been a balm for his soul. Then he'd been hired to track down a drug dealer. And now, this missing girl, would soon ... more
  • Mainely Angst

    by Matthew Cost
    Award winning author Matt Cost brings us the fourth book in the Mainely Mystery series in which a boy is abducted and threatened with execution if the governor of Maine doesn't ease business restrictions and masking requirements due to the pandemic. Langdon is muddling his way through the pandemic like everybody else. Business restrictions have dealt a blow to his mystery bookstore, and nobody leaves the house anymore to get into trouble and create a need for a PI. At the same time, his marr... more
  • A Mistaken Hostage

    by J.F. Foran
    Returning to San Francisco after successfully brokering a large project with the President of Egypt, advisor Brooks Davidson starts a relationship with attractive psychologist Sarah Pierce. Little do they know that their comfortable lives will be shattered by a series of catastrophic events brought about by the impulsive actions of an unscrupulous Egyptian Cabinet Minister, determined to reclaim his waning power at all costs.
  • We Are 100

    by nathan timmel
    After losing his wife, Evan Francart is depressed. He has an axe to grind with the pharmaceutical company that jacked up the price of her medications, but feels powerless against a billion-dollar corporation. Then he meets Cassandra. She shows Evan a way to both end his life and become a hero. With her guidance, Evan interrupts a company board meeting and blows the building sky-high. As FBI agents Susan Chamberlain and Michael Godwin discover, Evan is the first of many. Ninety-nine more... more
  • The Delivery

    by L.A. Detwiler
    From USA Today Bestselling author L.A. Detwiler comes a dark domestic thriller that will hook you from the first page. Evette Harding's world of maternal bliss is perfect except for one thing: there's something wrong with her husband. John is a lawyer and loving husband by day. However, ever since the baby came, his dark habits from the past are re-emerging. Once, she was fine with playing Bonnie to his Clyde. Now, with the baby to think about, it terrifies her. As she delves into his... more
  • IT OTTER BE A CRIME

    by Linda S. Browning
    For more than two years Leslie Barrett has been obsessed with solving the neighborhood mystery of Alice Farrow in Lake Manchester Townhomes. Daily multiple deliveries to Unit #7 generated more than one conspiracy theory. Leslie and her best friend, Belinda, along with Leslie's eight-pound dog, Riff-Raff, never dreamed the answer would require the discovery of yet another water-logged corpse.
  • Pull Focus

    by Helen Walsh

    When Jane's partner goes missing she needs to find out if he''s in danger while also contending with the politics of running a large international film festival: Hollywood power brokers, Russian oil speculators, Chinese propagandists, and a board chair who seemingly has it out for her.

    Jane has been appointed interim director of the Worldwide Toronto Film Festival after her boss has been removed for sexual harassment. Knives are out all around her, as factions within the com... more

  • Fleeting Chills: Creepy, Short and Scary Horror Stories

    by Joseph C. Gioconda
    Authors Grace Elizabeth, Amy Yun Yu, Isabel Rincón, Petar Vrbich and Joseph C. Gioconda delve into the dark, brutal world of death and mystery in this collection of 33 short stories. These stories all feature ordinary characters and their extraordinary circumstances, interweaving darkness and death with accounts of heartbreak, murder, longing, and uncertainty. The writers tap into the characters’ minds, bringing out their deepest emotions of shock, insecurities, fear, and rage. Longing, un... more
  • Sins of the Family

    by Hy Conrad
    A Callie McFee mystery. An investigative reporter enters the world of hip, holistic cures as she tries to prove that the suicide she just tried to prevent was in reality a cold-blooded murder.
  • Florida Grand Theft & Other Tales: Crime and Sci-fi Short Stories

    by John G. Bluck
    Florida Grand Theft & Other Tales is a collection of sixteen crime and science fiction short stories. Some of the tales are strictly fictional crime stories. Others are solely in the science fiction genre. Many other yarns combine both crime and sci-fi genres
  • A Deadly Game

    by Carmen Cady

    An unstoppable game. One with deadly consequences.

    Jack Calloway, criminal profiler and private investigator, is back. Jack has a new case—a trail of emails sent to him by a woman in fear for her life. A woman who is now missing. And a dead reporter who possessed information she desperately wanted Jack to have.

    When Seattle Police Detective Ed Halstead reaches out to Jack for a consultation on two dead people, Ed’s case collides with Jack’s, and their investigati... more

  • Flower Rose

    by Golden November

    Flower Rose is a no-nonsense, savvy woman. Flower Rose and her older brother Dr. Yes sell valuable, hard-to-find books. In 1992 Flower Rose was a senior attending Milestoneville University, and now it is time for her intriguing story to begin.

  • The Poe Predicament

    by Phil Thomas
    Stuck in another time, Richard Langley just wants to find his way back home. Richard, a former college professor, wanders a local neighborhood bookstore where he stumbles upon the find of a lifetime: a signed copy of Tamerlane and Other Poems. He's then swept to another era where he is alone, confused, and his only mission is to return home. While struggling to adapt to his nineteenth-century environment, Richard meets a man he must help exonerate from false accusations in order to restore... more

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