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Mystery/Thriller

  • The Magdalene Reliquary

    by Gary McAvoy
    During his routine work in the Vatican Secret Archives, Father Michael Dominic discovers a mystifying 13th-century puzzle constructed for the legendary Cathars by famed Italian cartographer Pietro Vesconte. When solved by investigative journalist Hana Sinclair, the puzzle reveals a cryptic map—one that leads to an obscure cave in the fabled Languedoc region of France—where Dominic and his friends unearth a sacred reliquary of astonishing importance and considerable threat to the Church. Fending ... more
  • Dark Secrets of the Bayou

    by Kim Carter
    Catherine "Tink" Mabrey, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink's father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Before she has time to explore her family's history, or decide what to do with the declining property, ... more
  • Rip Saw

    by walter marks
    SOMEONE IS BEHEADING EAST HAMPTON POLICE OFFICERS A crisis unlike any other that Detective Jericho has faced. Is it a terrorist or a homicidal maniac who is taunting the cops and leaving clues that lead nowhere? In a world where terrorism has become commonplace, these gruesome acts put the whole town of East Hampton on edge. Jericho and Detective Vangie Clark team up to stop the sadistic cop-killer reveling in these horrific crimes. And in doing so, they put their own lives in t... more
  • Ekleipsis

    by Tamel Wino
    Ékleipsis is a short story collection written by Canadian author Tamel Wino, with hints of Chuck Palahniuk’s and Cormac McCarthy’s stripped, vivid writing styles. This gripping book explores the havoc wreaked when ordinary people abandon their humanity to pursue their darkest desires, and questions just how far people will go to follow their baser instincts. Each story takes a version of a person we’ve known in our own lives and transforms them into something completely unnerving—yet all too f... more
  • The Girl From Silent Lake

    by Leslie Wolfe

    “Please, not in front of my daughter,” she pleaded. “She’s just a little girl.” He leaned closer, so close she felt his heated breath on her face. The blue jays that had been filling the valley with their chirping fell silent all at once when the woman’s cry ripped through the clear mountain air…

    Detective Kay Sharp vowed she’d never return to her childhood home. On the night of her thirteenth b... more

  • Dark Secrets of the Bayou

    by Kim Carter
    Catherine “Tink” Mabry, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Candace, Tink's co-worker, and best friend, agrees to make the trip with her. Before she has time to explore her f... more
  • The Ferret

    by Tom Minder
    As an LDS elder, Louie Kimble, is assigned as construction foreman in Testimony Acres, a high-end real estate development, fifty miles north of Las Vegas. He suspects it’s a money laundering scheme put together by his religious superiors. Confronted by the FBI, he agrees to provide evidence and testify in exchange for his freedom. After surgery to fix an unfortunate resemblance to a domesticated animal, he is given a new name and history and relocated to South Jersey. He rebuilds his life, wi... more
  • The Gorge

    by Ronald M. Berger
    It is not yet spring in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Whitewater rafting season has already begun, however. Streams filled with snowmelt are pouring into the Hudson Gorge, an almost inaccessible twelve-mile canyon. But someone who knows every foot of the backcountry is stalking those who are attempting to run the Gorge as the river reaches flood stage. Richard Carlyle, a former raft guide and veteran criminologist working with state and local police, is desperately searching f... more
  • Mainely Money

    by Matt Cost aka Matthew Langdon Cost
    Langdon is a laid back, slacker detective, happy with his work, friends, and way of life in the town of Brunswick, Maine. To complement his income in Brunswick’s scarce private detective market, Langdon also owns and operates a mystery bookstore. “I’m being blackmailed with intimate pictures of myself with someone who is not my husband,” Senator Mercer said to his back. Then he is hired to investigate the blackmail of a US Senator. “You heard the OPK struck again in Portland last nig... more
  • The Forbidden Zone

    by Tom Trott
    On the surface, Boys Club Camp is just like every other British summer camp, but Tommy remembers that summer in '97 when a scream heard in the night led him and his friends to solve a mystery a hundred years in the making: What is the real purpose of Boys Club? Now an adult, he must understand what they found. It is his last hope of saving their lives.
  • It Never Goes Away

    by Tom Trott
    When private detective Joe discovers his friend’s corpse in an abandoned farmhouse, he soon becomes the prime suspect in the case. As he fights to prove his innocence, he uncovers a strange connection to three notorious murders that happened 10 years ago.
  • The Benevolent DIctator

    by Tom Trott
    A young man fresh out of university and desperate to get into politics accepts a job with the prince of a Middle Eastern emirate. It should be a golden opportunity, but when he arrives in the kingdom he finds it on the verge of revolution, and soon learns that the prince has enemies everywhere.
  • Choose Your Parents Wisely

    by Tom Trott
    A missing girl sends a community into hysterics — and street-smart detective Joe Grabarz can’t help but be reminded of his very first case. Can Joe face the painful lessons of his past as he attempts to solve the disappearance?
  • You Can't Make Old Friends

    by Tom Trott

    Blacklisted by the police, private detective Joe Grabarz is in no shape to take on a new case. But when his estranged best friend’s body washes up on a beach, Joe will have to navigate roadblocks, personal demons, and deadly complications to solve the crime.

  • Murder at the Church Picnic

    by Denise Jaden

    If anyone had told Mallory Beck she would become Honeysuckle Grove’s next amateur sleuth, she would have thought they were ten walnuts short of a brownie. Her late husband had been the mystery novelist with a penchant for the suspicious. She was born for the muffin pan, not the binoculars, and yet here she was, having just solved her first murder case. It had all started with delivering a casserole to a grieving family and finished with the help of a sarcastic teenager, a cop with kind-... more

  • Rearranging the Truth

    by Valerie R. Drees
    It is the fall of 1989. Tori Daniels and Brian Sage, both in their 30s, run a bookshop and café in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he also teaches in the English department at the College of William and Mary. Tori knows something that Brian doesn’t: a family secret revealed by his Aunt Lily in Dublin, Ireland -- only to her at the end of the first book (The Burden of Truth, Austin Macauley, NY, 2018) -- a deception so complete, it has remained hidden for decades as a carefully arranged truth, ... more

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