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by Marlene RidgwayWhy did I lie? I hadn’t planned on lying. When that stranger handed me the journal and looked at me with his wide, desperate eyes, I wasn’t planning anything. I intended to give it to whoever asked for it. This wasn’t some elaborate plan or a scheme. I just didn’t open my mouth. It was like my mind decided without me that I should hang on to it. *** All Maggie wanted to do was photograph an old bridge and avoid thinking about the recent death of her mother. What she wasn’t planning to fi... more
by Ken MacQueenJake Ockham had a dream job, investigating nominees for the Pittsburgh-based Sedgewick Medallion—the nation’s highest civilian award for heroism. Obligations drag him home to the gritty Pacific port of Aberdeen, Washington, to edit his family’s newspaper. Trouble follows as medalists Jake vetted go missing. He is a suspect in the disappearances, and unbeknownst to him, a target of the kidnappers. Aided by resourceful friends, the trail leads to the Dark Web where imprisoned medalists are force... more
by Kevin G. ChapmanBe careful what you wish for . . . Rory McEntyre is a lonely trusts & estates attorney who plays the hero inside video games. Then, his old flame, Monica, walks into his office with a $60 million winning lottery ticket and a world of trouble. Monica’s husband, Tom, is dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot. A homicide detective considers Monica a suspect, so Rory must be her criminal lawyer. Thugs from Tom’s shady business think Monica has incriminating evidence Tom stole from th... more
by ARTHUR KERNSMurder, Intrigue, and Romance in Sunny Tuscany. CIA officer Sandra Harrington takes the lead and hurries from her Paris apartment to Tuscany to assist her partner Hayden Stone who has escaped death from a suicide bomber. To find and neutralize the terrorists, Sandra travels to Cyprus and Beirut and only escapes death by outshooting a murderous gang. Meanwhile, former FBI agent Hayden Stone pursues a terrorist mastermind who is intent on overthrowing the Saudi Arabian monarchy and blowing up Flo... more
by Claire M. JohnsonIn 1930 San Francisco, the bridges haven't yet been built, and although Prohibition is still in effect, the speakeasies are thriving. The Moore Detective Agency is two months and several fifths of whiskey away from closing its doors. When the wife of one of the most prestigious bankers knocks on their office door asking them to look for her wayward stepson, it could be the lifeline they need to keep the agency going. Unfortunately, Detective Nick Moore’s current client is his bootlegger, and the... more
by Stephanie GlennonReeling from the late-night knock on her own steel-reinforced door after her husband is murdered in Manhattan, homicide prosecutor Barbara Warren follows her grief-compromised intuition to Massachusetts. In the Commonwealth's "County of Vice Presidents," a sociopathic chameleon has launched her latest scheme, enlisting the protection of a corrupt small-town police force. She may hold the answers to the brutal crime. She also may be after the only family Barbara still has.
by Don Nordstrom
This is a unique book and fascinating story, where seven developmentally challenged adults (8 if you count Dave the volunteer) go camping in the wilds of National Parks.
Dave, who somewhat volunteers to go along on the insane 10-day trip, soon discovers he is the challenged one from his corporate world. He has little patience for anybody, including himself, and consistently thinks about losing Ray in the woods.
Other than Dave, and Rachel the leader, the seven adults are aliens whe... more
by Valerie J. BrooksAngeline Porter craves a return to normalcy. But when the former criminal defense attorney receives an alarming text, she races in desperation to Florida only to find a ransacked apartment, a poisoned but alive dog, and a missing half-sister. Determined to rescue her sibling, she follows a trail of shockingly incriminating clues and plunges into a life-or-death fight with the Boston mob. Taking advantage of old ties with a charming FBI agent and trying to outsmart a violent syndicate boss wit... more
by AJ StewartTo Miami Jones, fishing is a pastime best done with a cooler of beer and low expectations. So when a cable TV personality hires him to investigate irregularities in a competitive fishing tournament in Spanish Wells, Bahamas, Jones is less than enthusiastic. He expects to find a bunch of old geezers kicking back with lazy rods and a bucket of worms. What he finds is a high stakes and big money game, where winning is measured not in inches and pounds but in views and sponsorship deals. Befor... more
by Barbara Cooper
Can they save the missing girl ... and themselves?
EPIC POEM / CRIME NOVELLA, set in surreal wetlands. Vintage line ink Illustrations by author.
DANA feels the atmosphere of the marsh seeping into her skin with each day she spends in the cold unwelcoming mansion of her father's family.
When her young cousin, Debra Lee, mysteriously vanishes, Dana turns to Henry - a neighbor from a cabin nearby, to help search for her.... more
by Siddharth DalalRahm, an Indian American engineer, is a man of science and now a ghost. Murdered by his girlfriend, Marie. She’s hidden his body and vanished into thin air. Rahm is also the number one suspect in the deaths of his research team. A global conglomerate, Mashataki, has launched a copycat product and government agencies are using it for spying. Rahm wants revenge. But as he gets closer, the trail of bodies grows, and the conspiracy goes deeper than he can imagine.
by Cary Allen StoneEx-SEAL Zach Kincaid, and his Delta team must stop the violent takeover of the government. Zach faces off with SEAL David “the Knife” Steele, Alpha Team Leader. The Democratic National Convention in the Mercedes Benz Stadium opens in Atlanta. The White House is on High Alert. An Apache attack helicopter prevents Air Force One’s emergency departure from Atlanta-Hartsfield International. Civil war is imminent. The survival of the United States of America is at stake.
by Michael PronkoMoney isn’t everything. It’s the deadly thing. After the murder of a high-flying executive in one of Tokyo’s wealth management firms, Detective Hiroshi finds himself investigating the financial schemes that secure the money of Tokyo’s elite investors. His forensic accounting gets sidetracked, though, by a second murder and the abduction of two girls from the home of a hotshot wealth manager. The abducted girls are the daughters of an international couple who seemed to have it all—a large... more
by John SomersetJack Johnson is both lucky and unlucky. He survives the Vietnam war as a decorated helicopter pilot, marries the girl he left behind, and lands on his feet at Australia’s leading advertising agency, as a launch pad to spectacular success in the industry. Lucky, you might say. But luck can change. Jack is hit with a bogus criminal charge that chases him into the Great Australian Desert, in a quest for Lasseter’s fabled gold reef. But Jack is not the only one looking. A mysterious Chinese compan... more
by Jaris AshBaron Randolf Bukeligh has been found by the butler in the library with a hook in his mouth and hands tied with fishing line. The baron, struggling to keep the estate going, had held a house-party in order to try and get things back on track. Being murdered hadn’t been part of the plan! Inspector Baker, new to Whitby CID, is called in to work with local Sergeant Davies in order to discover who the culprit is. They are aided by a group of students who have just completed their degrees and had be... more
by John YearwoodBased on the true story of an unthinkable murder in the pine forests of East Texas, JAR OF PENNIES follows the trail of evidence as seen through the eyes of a small town newspaper reporter until he spots a crucial piece of evidence that sends the murderer to a showdown with the needle of death. Along the way, the humor of rural Texans combines with tales of economic and racial bigotry out of which comes an ending made happy by love and the restoration of justice.