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by Meg HowaldThere were sudden appearances at first that gnawed at the soul of Ben’s home, like sickening blood splatter and chards of mirrors, seductive shadows and wounded cries. Something invaded his finely balanced lifestyle and threatened his emotional equilibrium. He knew he was at war. Graphic novelist, Ben Needham wakes up every day braced against something in his house, something that won’t leave. He works hard to create a near-perfect life for the three of them – himself, his daughter, Annie, an... more
by Ted HalsteadIf China uses enough firepower to overwhelm Taiwan’s defenses, will what is left be worth having? China’s leader has now decided the answer is - yes. But Taiwan will only be the beginning. Once its absorption is complete, China has other ambitions. Like the return of about one million square kilometers seized from China by Russia in the 1860s. Russia knows this. But it still depends on money from sales of oil and gas to China for most of its export earnings. So it can do nothing to stop Chin... more
by Katherine Smith Dedrick
After years at the top of her legal game, Victoria mounts a campaign to become a US Senator. Days before voting closes, scandal erupts. Blackmail, infidelity, murder, and the unchecked power of a federal judge threaten her campaign, future, and freedom. Victoria hires a well-connected Washington DC lawyer to help navigate the mounting evidence. With only hours to spare, Victoria and her team must untangle the seemingly inevitable verdict about to be handed down against her.
by Luigi Pascal RondaniniVanished Echoes is a fictional story presented in a dramatic news broadcast style. It centres around the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl named Lucy Carver in London. One day, Lucy goes missing while walking home from school, triggering an extensive police search and investigation. As the hours pass with no sign of Lucy, tensions escalate. Anti-immigrant groups begin protesting and rioting, believing an immigrant is responsible for Lucy's abduction. Chaos and unrest spread across London. A... more
by Robert Lane
by David GastonThe Praying Mantis is a woman who likes to dominate and control men. Most women would stop at that, but some want to see how far their domination could take them. Could that include murder perhaps? Certain cases that have appeared in the press would suggest that murder is definitely an option for the Praying Mantis.
by Leah Orr
The Fruitcake - A deadly twist on a popular Christmas tradition.
Four friends, one fruitcake, and a ritzy town full of secrets . . . What could go wrong?
When Holly Kelly moves from Miami to the lavish Laguna Palms neighborhood, seeking community and friendship—with her husband and rambunctious triplets in tow—she finds it in spades. She is soon drawn into the intimate lives of almost everyone in their beachfront cul-de-sac, especially her three new ride-or-d... more
by Sam IngraffiaMystery writer Charlie McGinley's dream of owning a working ranch in New Mexico turns into a nightmare when he discovers a human skull buried in his front yard. Charlie and BEN FOX--HIS LONG-DEAD Navajo spirit guide--must deal with disappearing bodies, crabby cops and crazed killers, while trying to stay alive long enough to uncover the identity of the mysterious stiff and figure out who planted it in the front yard.
by Larry WithamOn a beautiful June day, the famous performance artist Magnifica is set to jump from a helicopter and parachute down through the Red Rock Pinnacle monuments of Sedona, Arizona. What the large and excited crowd sees instead is the massive explosion and collapse of Devil’s Finger, a thousand-foot Red Rock pinnacle. \tArt sleuth Julian Peale is on the case, looking where the authorities are not—into the mysterious artworld ties to Magnifica. There’s a New York art patron, the Wall Street gambler,... more
by MICHAEL GRIGSBYPatrick Grey, a single father and marketing analyst, is the only Black guy on the company directory. When his teenage son, PJ, is abducted, police dismiss it as a gang-and-drug related hit. But Patrick knows better. The only one who believes him is FBI Agent LaWanda Thompson. The crime bears a striking resemblance to one that destroyed her family, one involving human trafficking. Using typical forensic methods, the police have not uncovered any leads. But by using marketing science, Patr... more
by David Cairns Of FinavonA multiple murderer on the loose, an inheritance stolen Injured at the start of the Indian mutiny in 1858, Scotsman Findo Gask finds himself in Melbourne during the fabled Gold Rush where he stumbles across the mystery of a stolen inheritance. Captivated by the pretty heiress, together with his new idiosyncratic friend, Erroll Rait he begins to investigate for her, travelling back to London, Edinburgh, the Scottish highlands and then to Melbourne again, uncovering multiple murders before fal... more
by Jo Boyle
by Jacqueline C.N. McDonaldHUMMING BRIDGE is the sequel to THE PAPER ROUTE “Odd is unique’s ugly cousin,” protagonist Jackie explains to her mentor, Detective Dennis Dahm. Humming Bridge is the story of the extraordinary role sight and sound play in the lives of protagonist Jackie and her “unique” Uncle Vic. Exploiting the special insights their combined extraordinary sensory abilities provide, Detective Dahm solves crimes from New York City to their hometown, Lowell, MA. Now a high-schooler, Jackie works part-t... more
by Timo Bozsolik-TorresGet ready for a high-octane thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Luke, an intellectually brilliant but socially awkward data scientist, lands a dream job at a prestigious Silicon Valley tech company. Teaming up with the sharp-tongued ex-hacker Ada and Clark, scion of a famous venture capitalist, their journey takes them into the heart of California's tech hub where artificial intelligence is about to change the world. But their lives take an unexpected turn when a string of myst... more
by Sara DavisonBlack ops undercover agent Tane Temauri has spent his life hiding in the shadows. Then a mysterious letter falls into his hands that changes everything. Although the letter was not meant for him, somehow, on a greater, cosmic scale, it feels as though it is. But answering it will make Tane vulnerable. Can he emerge from the shadows to risk everything for a woman he has never met? If he does, more than his heart could be on the line. So could his life. And hers.
by Lee Matthew GoldbergMiddle child Aaron Gimmelman watches as his family goes from a mild-mannered reform Jewish clan to having over a million dollars of stolen money stuffed in their RV's cabinets while being pursued by the FBI and loan sharks. But it wasn't always like that. His father Barry made a killing as a stockbroker, his mother Judith loved her collection of expensive hats, his older sister Steph was obsessed with pop stars, and little sister Jenny loved her stuffed possum, Seymour. After losing all their... more