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Mystery/Thriller

  • Death of a Sparrowman - a spy tale

    by Eric J. Gates
    For lovers of John Le Carré spy thrillers: Don has two secrets. His life is spent as a courier for British Intelligence, carrying the most confidential classified information covertly between MI6 and its agents abroad. Don's other secret could get him killed if his employers discovered it!
  • ONE: A chilling psychological thriller that poses an impossible question

    by Eric J. Gates
    A serial killer is operating in California. One like no other before. The Bureau of Investigation has no clues to the killer’s identity. The victims appear chosen at random. Yet one investigator is convinced there’s a connection to the Bureau itself. Could the killer be one of their own?
  • Death Mask

    by Eric J. Gates

    Zoe Davis, late-thirties, bookstore owner, now living with a new family in Albuquerque, NM.

    Ordinary. Unremarkable.

    So why are Special Ops elite soldiers trying to kill her?

    Perhaps Zoe isn't who she seems to be...

     

    2021 Reader's Favorite GOLD MEDAL AWARD winner

    Readfree.ly ''The 50 Best Indie books of 2021" Award (Nº 1 in Thriller category. N&o... more

  • Midlife Psychic

    by Carolyn Arnold

    Hot flashes in my forties? Expected. Waking up psychic? Not in my wildest dreams.

    My name is Erin Stone. I’m forty-three with a daughter away at college and a successful career as a communications officer with the 911 dispatch center for the Toronto Police Service. My life had just returned to a new normal after my divorce and everything was going along smoothly. Then BOOM! Turns out the universe had other plans for me.

    I dreamed of a plane crash—only... more

  • Deadly Secrets: What Unspeakable Truths Lurk Beneath The Lies?

    by H.R. Kemp

    A suspicious death. Unspeakable truths. Can she fight for justice and live?

    A refugee's suspicious death leads Shelley on a dangerous search for answers.

    She uncovers a sinister conspiracy between organized crime and a new mining/oil corporation. Even the Prime Minister appears to be involved. And more innocent lives are at stake.

    As an amateur sleuth, she's no match for the powerful forces at work. How much is she willing to risk... more

  • Fatal Pose

    by Barna William Donovan

    MUSCLES, MAYHEM, MURDER

    Venice, California: Where you’ll find the hottest beaches, hottest gyms, and hottest bodies. This is where ex-bodybuilder turned private investigator, Gunnar Marino, runs his business.

    The World BodyBuilding Federation: The most successful health and fitness empire in the world. But WBBF President of Operations, Laura Preston, suddenly finds herself in the middle of a blackmail scheme, with bodybuilder Brad Holt threatening to expose a shattering secr... more

  • Absolution

    by Henry Hack

    A teenager, Joey “Noonz” Mastronunzio, is forced to participate in a home invasion in Queens leaving a young couple dead and their infant son an orphan.

    Although he did not pull the trigger, he is determined to atone for his actions that night by joining the Marines Corps and then joining the seminary after his military service. The baby, Michael Simon, grows up to become an NYPD homicide lieutenant determined to locate and arrest the “guy who got away” from the ... more

  • In Deep

    by Sharon Ward

    Underwater, Fin is a supremely competent young woman. On land, not so much.
    She has complications with her family. Her step-father has secrets. He introduces a brother and sister she never knew about. Her long lost father reappears after being missing for twenty years. She has hassles with her scheming ex-husband, and problems managing her career at the oceanographic institute founded by her mother. No love life to speak of. But her troubles escalate the day of the first accident...
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  • The King of Alton Park

    by Van Guines
    On a warm sunny day in Chattanooga, Tennessee, back in 1950, Shang Butler was asked to look into the murder of Zeebdee Morton by his eighteen-year-old daughter. She had a run in with the killer, who made it clear that there was more to the killing than a simple self-defense claim would cover. As things heated up in the investigation, trouble comes right down the alley. Is Butler ready for the challenge? You can bet your ass on that one. Then he gets an offer he can't refuse from Maryjo's grandma... more
  • Darkness & Grace

    by Kathryn Schleich
    Inspired by real-life events, Darkness and Grace is a compelling story of the Pierson family as they discover that neither their money nor their considerable influence can keep them safe from one woman’s malicious intent. It’s the classic struggle between good and evil, as well as the violent undercurrent running beneath the illusory serenity of a close-knit Midwestern family.
  • More Than I Bargained For

    by Kelli A. Wilkins
    More Than I Bargained For A Paranormal Mini-Mystery Katie doesn’t like going to estate sales. Why? Because she sees dead people. When Katie reluctantly attends an estate sale with her friend Diane, she gets more than she bargained for. The deceased former owner of the house, Grace, realizes that Katie can communicate with her, and she has a lot to say. As Katie pretends to shop, Grace tells her the story of how she was murdered—and reveals that her killer is still in the house. It’s... more
  • Beyond the Threshold

    by Mark Ristau

    He looks like an average guy. He’s fair-skinned. His eyes are blue. His smile appears to be sincere. He might even be your next-door neighbor.

    Twenty-five years have passed since an incident at summer camp left Ricky Williamson deeply scarred. Now a seemingly well-adjusted adult and loyal corporate employee, Ricky works in a ten-by-ten cubicle—a mere breath away from executive row. Under the surface, though, he’s haunted by memories of that fateful night at Parson&rsqu... more

  • Bright Lies

    by AA Abbott
    She thought she had the perfect stepfather. So why is she running for her life? Emily’s dreams come true when her mother marries wealthy painter, David. Thanks to him, Emily’s artistic talents shine. Then he starts teaching her things a 14-year-old shouldn’t know. When Emily escapes from David’s luxury mansion, she’s penniless and forced to sleep in a rat-infested alley. Bad boy Jack has turned his life around. Working as a DJ with ambitions to open a club, he rescues Emily from the street... more
  • Shadows of Kalalau

    by Doug Walsh
    From the footsteps of the past, Malia must blaze her own future… Still reeling from her mother’s death, Malia refuses to spend the summer before college walking on eggshells around her overbearing father. So, hoping to reconnect with her mother's spirit, Malia flees to the remote Kalalau Valley of Kauaʻi, where she was conceived. But when two people end up dead, her adventure in paradise becomes a battle for survival. Nothing in Kalalau is as she expects. Though quickly embraced by an ecl... more
  • The Gathering of Souls

    by Erica Darnell
    Harvesting human souls is a tough business. When Molly turns up dead in a suspected suicide, investigators soon find an underground network of agents working to convince people to take their own lives. Kate, Molly's sister, is thrown into a chain of events that not only lead her to the truth behind Molly's death, but also a hidden truth about herself.
  • In Search of Ina Byers

    by Larry Spencer
    A perennial high school crush turns toxic when Ina Byers returns to her hometown of Bakersfield after a ten-year absence to bury her estranged grandmother. Still harboring the profound affect she had on him, Jake Reilly stirs up old feelings and is once again struck down by her unconventional Bohemian allure, rough edges and offbeat persona. For most, she was trouble. But for Jake Reilly she was his kind of perfect. Unable to reinforce his true feelings before she leaves town, Jake misse... more

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