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Mystery/Thriller

  • A Striking Similarity: Book One of The Ottawa Detective Series

    by Kevin Hopkins

    The first murder was a tragedy.
    The second was a mystery.
    The third was an epiphany.
    Detective Terry Millar doesn't believe in coincidences. As a criminal profiler, he's built his reputation on identifying patterns and perpetrators. But he's never encountered a killer like this. Millar and his team are being led on a macabre treasure hunt around the city of Ottawa, and they're desperate to find a connection between the crimes before the killer strikes again.
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  • The Ottoman Excursion

    by TIm Pelkey
    An American doctor travels to Izmir as part of a disaster relief team. A Russian major oversees extraction of plutonium from aging nuclear warheads. A Turkish researcher is asked to cure the incurable. A young jihadist works to restore the caliphate. In 1938, after a Turkish colonel hears a baby's cry and rushes into a burning mosque, four present-day storylines become entwined. Part political thriller and part medical mystery, The Ottoman Excursion tells the story of four men swept up in ... more
  • Under the Pale Moon Glow and other tales

    by Veronica Sheridan
    A man who stumbles blindly into a canyon fears it may devour him … a grief-stricken young woman seeks help for a dark secret that is gradually destroying her mind … a missionary stumbles haphazardly into a deserted village and learns of the ghastly secret that annihilated its population … a successful businessman begins to suspect that a madman’s delusions are the reason for his fairy-tale like existence … a man seeking counsel about a disturbing, recurring dream finds the truth more frightening... more
  • Bad Exposure

    by F. Edward Sullivan
    Roger Durette, the owner of a large commercial photography studio, is found murdered in a Chicago parking lot. Rick Peters, a photographer at the studio, had just argued violently with him about taking nude photos of Denise Straus, a young woman whom Peters had recently met and liked. Sergeant Matthews of the Chicago Police Department launches a tireless, sadistic pursuit of Peters to pin the murder on him. The two have a past. Matthews once attempted to arrest Peters for manslaughter in the dea... more
  • The Circle

    by Stephen J. Galgon
    IMAGINE YOU HAD ALL THE MONEY YOU EVER WANTED at the push of a button. The power to control law enforcement, politicians at the highest levels, the judicial system as a whole. To have what you want when you want it, whatever it is. All you have to do is kill someone . . . before someone kills you. MEMBERS of THE CIRCLE don’t have to imagine such a life. They live it. The liberation of being both hunter and hunted. The salvation that comes with such freedom. A chance to feel truly alive. A cha... more
  • ART TOWN

    by Chris Dietz
    Art towns out west have a mythic history and exuberance. Tales of excess and adventure are common. But what is it like for the townies, for the young women who suddenly are muses? Art Town takes a ribald look at the often grimy realities of the contemporary art town.
  • Maiden Voyage: A Lucy Tamerlane Mid-Century Modern Mystery

    by K.P. Cecala
    Set in the Cold-War era of the early 1950s: Middle-aged Lucy Tamerlane, longing for adventure, takes a position as librarian aboard a luxury round-the-world ocean liner out of New York City. She seems at first a fish out of water, but when several of her patron/passengers fall victim to a mysterious, and fatal, malady, she sets out to investigate in her own amateurish, but charming, way.
  • Betrayal in Black

    by Mark Bello
    Pulled over in America? When you're white, you might get a ticket. When you're black, you might end up dead. In a fictional Michigan town, a man is pulled over by the local police. The driver wonders: “What did I do wrong?” The officer asks for I.D.; the driver casually mentions he legally carries a gun. The officer panics—confusion reigns—shots ring out—an innocent man lays bleeding to death and the incident is captured on video. The shooting becomes the national headline—the dead man is ... more
  • Betrayal of Justice

    by Mark Bello
    In this second heart-stopping installment of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series, Zack is fresh off his epic legal battle with the church’s clandestine evil forces in Betrayal of Faith. If you enjoyed the political angst of All the President’s Men or the realistic courtroom scenes of The Verdict, you will love this political-legal action thriller, where super trial lawyer Zack Blake takes on new, even more, powerful foes: The New President—Hero of bigots and white supremacists everywhere—... more
  • Betrayal in Blue

    by Mark Bello
    Cut off the head of a snake and another grows in its place... Zack and Jack are back! White supremacy again rears its ugly head in Dearborn. Trial lawyer Zachary Blake tackled the church and clergy sexual abuse in Betrayal of Faith and white supremacy and a bigoted POTUS in Betrayal of Justice. The super lawyer returns along with Dearborn Police Captain Jack Dylan for this third installment of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series, an exciting journey through investigation, chase, deception... more
  • No Accounting for Destiny

    by Kimberly Emerson
    Northern California accountant Emmaline Spencer didn't want to go to London to begin with, and that was before she knew she'd get taken hostage there. After she and Edward, a handsome if quirky earl, fall victim to kidnappers, she wants to go home more than ever. But in order to do that, she's going to have to outsmart an egomaniacal mastermind, discover secret worlds in people she thought she knew and overcome an extremely limited wardrobe, all without getting shot. Maybe ending up in the middl... more
  • Soulstealer

    by Shane Boulware
    He was looking forward to college…but then the worst possible thing happened. Could Nythan survive the demon inside of him? College in Florida was supposed to be about the beaches, the girls, and sometimes even a class or two. But the demon inside had one demand. Help it fulfill its quest so the demon might escape. It’s the only way for Nythan to get his life back. There are just two problems… Nythan doesn’t want to hurt innocent people…and there’s a secret order out to stop him. The... more
  • 23 and Dead

    by Tom Williams
    Dave Hartmann received a belated letter from his father. In the correspondence, Dave’s father, Dr. Ernst Hartmann, apologized for keeping a secret, one that this father hoped Dave would understand – Dave was adopted. The letter gave no insight into the identity of Dave’s biological parents other than he was born in Steinhoring, Germany. Dave’s overwhelmed mind tried to process the impact of his father’s revelation. Am I German? Do I have siblings? Were my birth parents good or bad people? Wer... more
  • Parasomnia

    by J.C. Bratton

    Recent divorcée Alex Anderson suffers from hypnopompic hallucinations, parasomnias that take place between REM sleep and wakefulness. The hallucinations consist of rapid moving still images that appear before her eyes while closed. She encounters a still image of the most perfect man she has ever seen in her life. She later learns that this man was a real person, Dr. Scott Collier, who tragically died in a car accident. With the help of her friends, a psychologist, and clues left behind by a ... more

  • Don't Break the Dolls: Scarlet's Story

    by Simone Luxe
    Everyone has demons. Some are small and convince you to take the last piece of cake. Some are bigger and convince you to lie and cheat. Some demons, like Scarlet's, can gobble up human life with no remorse. The scariest part isn't that we all have demons. It's that those demons are just primitive thoughts of our own design. ​There is no horned devil hiding in the shadows controlling them. We control them ourselves... and Scarlet's demons would always be her own secret playthings that roa... more
  • Colton Lang

    by Randall Moore
    An 80s action noir that pits an ex-professional boxer against the Mexican Mafia, the Yakuza, his former manager, and a patent thief. He's given three tasks to perform, otherwise, his ex-wife and son will be killed. Weaved into the story is his care for a former rival who's dying of cancer and he's the only one who visits him in hospice.

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