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by Jane A HobdenIn the UK in 2017, only 5% of prisoners were female and the average custodial sentence length was 10 months. Imagine if you will, a sickening acid attack carried out by a female, a loving mother, on a teacher at her daughter’s school. Part 1 plunges straight into the Prosecution witness statements giving their accounts of the evening of the 27th June 2017. It is alleged that the Defendant entered the Thurston’s home in a campaign of terror, and threw acid into Dan’s face causing him disfigu... more
by Kevin G. ChapmanControversial quarterback Jimmy Rydell’s body was found naked – on the Central Park carousel. Who killed him? How did he get there two days after he disappeared? . . . And why was the body frozen? Jimmy’s team just wants to move on, after collecting on the $20 million insurance policy. Jimmy’s teammate – the one who threatened to kill him – swears he wasn’t there. Jimmy’s bodyguard says he had the night off. Was Jimmy the victim of a racist attack? Or was he collateral damage in a mo... more
by Michaelbrent CollingsSome call it the Machine. Some call it the SINC. It’s the most dangerous thing ever created. And it’s fallen into the wrong hands. --- Tyler “Book” Malcolm has lived a life on the run. Off the grid, out of sight of the authorities. Hoping to escape a terrifying secret; to outrun what he has seen and what he has done. Kane is an assassin who, with the help of the Machine, possesses the ability to assume the identity of anyone he wishes. He can strike without warning, and kill without... more
by Thomas EgliseA SPY IN QUARANTINE The coronavirus is deadly. Track and trace did not turn out well for Takis Soulivakis. * A Spy in Quarantine tells the story of two grad students who track the spread of Covid-19 from an infected patient who, unknown to them, is a U.S. spy employed by the CIA. When the grad students published a thesis of their findings — which was written for them by a ghostwriter — they are murdered. The ghostwriter who wrote the article — a dropout named Takis Soulivakis — knows he... more
by Laura Breck
Ex-military operative Lottie Nightshade is enjoying civilian life helping her widowed sister raise three teenagers. When a last-minute job interview turns out to be blackmail, her peaceful days are over. Lottie is given two choices, and the least deplorable of them is doing wetwork for an eccentric millionaire.
Philanthropist Dane Harrington has no option but to blackmail Lottie Nightshade. Dane was contracted to terminate a bomber who threatened to level a new arena in St. Paul, Minnes... more
by E.J. YerzakA pharmaceutical giant is on the verge of a revolutionary medical breakthrough. But behind the promising new treatment lurks a dangerous secret that the company will do anything to protect. Lincoln Webber, a renowned cyber professor, is looking forward to some time off to binge on reality TV shows. But when he finds his apartment under surveillance, he soon discovers he is caught in a web of national security, espionage, and deceit. A cyber sleuth in a high-stakes pursuit, used to dealing in bit... more
by Allen HuffstutterBeing stymied by a murder investigation that’s going nowhere is bad enough. Now, Sam and Ski, L.A. Detectives, are being hounded by Kate Newberry, who wants the two investigators to get to the bottom of her grandfather’s seemingly unrelated murder. Reluctantly, this unlikely trio follows an expanding, bi-coastal trail that leads to dozens of potentially related murders with a common how. Eventually, the why becomes clear. Frantic, can they connect all of the dots in time to determine who’s next?
by GP Hutchinson
A ballplayer. A diva. The mob. Trouble, 1920s style.
It's 1927, the year Babe Ruth clouts an unprecedented 60 home runs. Over in the National League, Joe Rath has just lost his spot as starting catcher for the Baltimore Beacons. The team's front office believes their club, too, needs a bona fide slugger, one they've found in their new backstop, Frank Walsh. Determined to prove his worth to the Beacons, as well as to his dissatisfied young wife, Rath boards a... more
by Nina BlakemanIf Hollywood wanted to entrance movie goers with small-town America, the ticketholder could rest assured that the hamlet would model such a place as Sperling, Texas. Just shy of twelve-thousand people, it possesses a charm of a by-gone era. The fact that the bubbly Callie hails from such a Rockwellesque burg is a surprise to no one. Callie Wallace met Richard Cortez in medical school, and they’ve come back to her hometown to set-up their neurology practice. When there’s a suspicious death of a h... more
by HARRY STUART35 opens with Scott Deluca on death row for confessing to the murder of his wife. Twenty-three years earlier he was recruited and trained as a contract killer by a secret organization whose mission was to rid the world of child molesters, sex traffickers, cartel bosses, and other purveyors of human misery. Hours before his execution an old friend visits him and offers him a chance to get out of jail; earn two million dollars and take on a new identity. All he has to do is complete one last mis... more
by John Bowie‘Bristol builders vs Cockney gangsters.’ Weston-super-Nightmare, the first in the Hellbent Riff Raff Thriller series. Bristol builders v Cockney gangsters: a gritty pulp noir and part crime-comedy. Beneath this surface, there’s strong role model women, transgenderism, complicated family issues and poetry. It’s a modern-day dirty-real Western…set in Weston, U.K. With pirates and Vikings war goddesses’.
by Amanda JaegerFey Anderson has always dreamt about escaping the crowded streets of Saint Paign. Soura Heights appears to be the picture-perfect place to run to: A place where the sun is always shining, the people are welcoming, and the quirky charm of every locally owned store feels like home. She never expected her move there to be forced upon her. But when her husband, Bruce, goes missing, her deepest fear becomes reality and determination drives her to drop city living and find the truth behind his deat... more
by Justin M. Kiska
Parker City now . . . Parker City then . . . Every city has its stories and secrets.
In the spring of 1981, Parker City is rocked by a series of brutal murders. Unthinkable crimes the likes of which are unheard of in the close-knit community. Under great pressure from the powers-that-be, it is made clear to newly minted Parker City Police Detectives Ben Winters and Tommy Mason that their first case could very well be their last if they can’t catch the killer.
Decades later, ... more
by Bruce MilesA university research team and a television crew discover the forest has more dangers than wild animals when they find themselves caught in a battle between outlaw marijuana growers and a group searching for Hernando De Soto’s fabled lost treasure in an unexplored section of the Ouachita National Forest.
by Thomas Holland
“Their Feet Run to Evil” is a police procedural/mystery set in rural Arkansas in the late 1950s. Chief of police, Ray Elmore, a man broken by the horrors he witnessed in the war in the Pacific, returns home to a world that he no longer understands. When a young black girl disappears while walking home one night from a church social, “Big Ray” Elmore finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery---one that bears striking similarities to another young girl&... more
by Louise WorthingtonA secret is a lie in the making. A divorcee and his young daughter. The promise of a new life - together as a family in a flash apartment in a historic building. A fresh start – or the key to a nightmare? Who will Willow believe – a young offender, or the love of her life? Page-turning and emotional, Willow Weeps is the gripping new psychological suspense novel from the author of the bestseller, Rachel's Garden. 'Fleur rated it it was amazing. A fantastically written, intriguing boo... more