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by David DalrympleGrowing up the son of Philadelphia’s most notorious mob boss, Nick had two choices: Sell his soul or flee. It seemed like a lose-lose. Dr. Nick Carlotti, a self-centered but gifted plastic surgeon refused to follow in his father’s ruthless footsteps. For eighteen years he remains unscathed by his family’s dark legacy but when his mother dies in a suspicious fiery car crash, he has no choice but to confront the beast head on. An hour before the accident, witnesses observe Liza Carlotti conv... more
by Paul McHughTen years after Earth's electronics were fried by an immense solar flare, most human technology has turned useless; civilization has begun to fail. One thriving pocket is a valley on California's coast, where farmers in a religious cult dwell. A tribe of local hunters protect them. But this arrangement gets upended when a young refugee, Kyle Skander, wrecks his kayak there as he seeks to paddle north to his home. Kyle finds himself accused of murdering a young woman from the commune. To win free... more
by GP Hutchinson
A ballplayer. A diva. The mob. Trouble, 1920s style.
Ace major league catcher Joe Rath suddenly finds himself riding the pine when team management decides they've got to have slugger Frank Walsh on the roster. Only, Walsh brings along more baggage than anybody bargains for.
Meanwhile, Rath's troubles multiply. With his wife already discontent back home, he keeps bumping into a certain breathtaking showgirl whose dangerous situation he can't ignore. A Chicago crime boss... more
by John BowieJohn Black returns to Northern England for a family funeral, having left the woman he loves to protect her from his past. His solace is broken as the sands shift, crows and gulls circle overhead, and children run on the beach where John used to play as a child...
by Michael Weems
"A gripping, ultimately endearing supernatural tale about an odd girl and an even odder garden. ...The result is entirely winning, a story that manages to be simultaneously dark and heartwarming." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"It was the flowers that killed the farmer's wife. I dreamed about it after getting shot in the head."
Ruth Gonzales introduces us to her strange world where a haunted flower garden ... more
by Jamie MillenA sister’s worst nightmare. A homicide detective’s destiny. Everybody loves Claire’s little sister, Tina. But only Claire sees the twisted psychopath hiding behind her sister’s angelic face. When Tina is brutally murdered on her fourteenth birthday, the day Claire failed to walk her home from school, Claire never forgives herself. And neither does their mother. Twelve years later, Claire, now a police detective, returns to Newburgh to solve the mystery of her sister’s death. When more girl... more
by Alex Davidson
Cal is a hitman on the run from his powerful old boss. He has found sanctuary among the invisible poor in the barrio outside of Mexico City. He lives in and fixes up an old, dilapidated Catholic church, which is how he earned his nickname among the locals as "El Padre." The Father. The Priest.
After a young Mexican woman who he befriends is trafficked to a crime organization in Los Angeles headed by his old boss, Cal must come out of hiding to rescue her and, at the same time, face his ... more
by james meenagh
For ten years, Nick Parker was an elite operative for the U.S. Government. He was a legend. He was an assassin. But over time, the line between good and evil became blurred and the nightmares that followed were constant reminders. After leaving the government, he joined the Washington State Criminal Investigation Divisioin in Seattle, hoping to use his unique skills to serve and protect. And maybe find a little redemption in the process. He was good at what he did, but after shooting a m... more
by JP McLeanWhat if your lifelong curse is the only thing keeping you alive? Abandoned at birth, life has always been a battle for Jane Walker. She and her best friend, Sadie, spent years fighting to survive Vancouver’s cutthroat underbelly. That would have been tough enough without Jane’s mysterious afflictions: an intricate pattern of blood-red birthmarks that snake around her body and vivid, heart-wrenching nightmares that feel so real she wakes up screaming. After she meets the first man who isn’t re... more
by sj brownA gripping police procedural that tracks the investigation of a serial killer with a grudge against society. Another great instalment in sj brown's TasNoir 'whydunnit' series. Detective Inspector John Mahoney and his investigators in the Homicide Squad are faced with a murderer intent on squaring up with his victims in a highly idiosyncratic manner. Faced with theatrically staged crime scenes Mahoney must harness the insights of a renowned behavioural psycholgist as well as utilising the skil... more
by Ezra BaranyEver wake up wondering where you were, who you were, and why you were wanted for murder? That was the start of my day. How was yours? Unfortunately, unlocking the secret of who I was released a Pandora's box of trouble. From getting top-billing on the Most Wanted list, to sharing a room with a ticking bomb in the TransAmerica building, to being chased by a gang of motorcyclists in suits across Golden Gate Park. Yeah. I should have left my identity unknown and ordered a pastrami sandwich i... more
by Beth BaranyL’Étoile’s lead investigator Janey McCallister faces her hardest case yet. On the eve of the hotel space station’s twentieth anniversary celebration, criminals rob the casino’s vault and kill one security guard. Janey teams up with Orlando Valdez, a sexy undercover cop for the Sol Unified Planets, to hunt down those responsible. Since the casino has only a day’s worth of cash on hand, she must solve the complex plot behind the robbery before the theft creates a mass panic and puts L’Éto... more
by Beth BaranyAt Bijoux de L’Etoile, the high-end casino orbiting Earth, anything can happen. It’s a quiet day for L’Étoile lead investigator, Janey McCallister, until a young woman runs screaming past the blackjack tables. She looks like a victim of abuse, but when her boyfriend turns up dead the next day, she becomes the prime suspect. Determined to investigate every angle, Janey searches for clues and uncovers a world of high-priced escorts and human trafficking—a world just like the one that took th... more
by Timothy NobleA young British businessman is sent to Ukraine to help formulate a strategy for a company near Kyiv which is owned by the London-based group he works for. He encounters corruption and gangs, and the effects of the civil war in the east between government forces and Russian-backed militants, as well as falling in love. There is an explosion in the factory. He has to work out who has caused it and why, at the same time trying to save the business. This leads to narrow escapes from death and to fea... more
by J.D. KellnerBergden and Alyssa Crane are dutiful citizens of the Regime. Bergden, a Regime blackjack, and Alyssa, a faithful wife, do what they can to provide for their son, James even when it means sacrificing their very freedom. But when Bergden is accused of treason, the Cranes must flee for their lives to escape the terrible reach of the Regime. During the escape, Bergden and Alyssa become separated. Now, Bergden and Alyssa will do whatever they must, and against all odds, to unite their family. W... more
by David Rohlfing
Fan favorite detective Sasha Frank is back in this highly anticipated series prequel, which traces the murder of Ashley Cummins, the granddaughter of a powerful judge, who is unexpectedly shot when a drug deal gets intercepted late one night. As detective Frank works to track down her murderer, all of his leads start showing up dead. After hitting wall after wall, Sasha happens upon a weak link that leads him to one suspect—will Sasha be able to prove who the killer is and take down the... more