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Mystery/Thriller

  • The Center Cannot Hold

    by Aaron Stander
    In the depths of winter, Cedar County is on occasion literally frozen in place. Roads are impassable; the area schools are closed for days at a time. And the bad guys and gals, they’re hunkered down like everyone else until the weather breaks. But this winter isn’t the usual. There’s arson and murder. The iniquities of some particularly unsavory ancestors are being visited upon the current generation.
  • Summer People

    by Aaron Stander
    It is late June in Michigan's gold coast resort area. The summer residents are settling in for the season and the tourists are beginning to flood the highways and beaches. But the idyllic vision of a summer at the shore is suddenly shattered by a gangland-style shooting. This murder is quickly followed by the deaths of three more summer residents, each taking place under suspicious circumstances. At times hindered by local politics and the proverbial tension between the summer people and the nat... more
  • Two Graves For Waziristan

    by Marcus L. Garand
    Abducted by militants and taken to a fetid bunker deep in the mountains of North Waziristan, a journalist meets a dying holy man who saddles him with an ominous obligation. The obligation is unclear and Devrim Reis knows the man will expire within hours, freeing him from responsibility. He does nothing and tries to forget, but six months later, when he learns the cleric died during a secret raid in Abbottabad – hundreds of miles from the bunker – he realizes he must act. The problem is he doesn'... more
  • The Deceit of Riches

    by V M Karren
    A senior Russian military engineer is murdered. Is it espionage or treason? In the modern Russian revolution, corruption and hidden agendas in both government and industry have replaced law and order. When Peter Turner, an American student uncovers a murderous shadow network of extortion, money laundering and espionage he must get out of Russia before the KGB and gangsters silence him for good. When morals become relative, and all choices are dangerous, self-preservation is no longer intuitive.
  • All the Broken People

    by Amy Rivers
    Traveling to the kudzu-covered mountains of North Georgia to care for her mother-in-law after a fall, Alice fights against inner demons from her abusive past and uncovers ugly family secrets, as devious attacks on her and her family threaten their lives.
  • Sleepwater Beat (Blue Helix Book 1)

    by Kathrin Hutson
    They say the pen is mightier than the sword. In Sleepwater's world, words are literally more powerful than bullets. Leo could always make people believe anything she says--really believe. When her chest burns and the words come from her mouth, her targets' eyes glaze over, they forget their own thoughts, and they'll do anything she says. It's what keeps her alive after being on the run and living on the streets for years. But after using it on her girlfriend and her dad's drug dealer, it's al... more
  • The Cold Hard Cases of Duke Denim: Field of Headstones

    by Guy A. Sims
    Duke Denim faces the ghosts of his past while trying to save the future of Big City. He marches alongside a processional of dead-eyes, dead-shots, and dead-ends as exhumed clues lead him from open graves to cold hands to shut mouths. When the gates are locked at Weedy Fields, is it to keep the truth out or to keep him in? BCE Pressworks is proud to announce the release of The Cold Hard Cases of Duke Denim: Field of Headstones, the continuing detective adventures of gumshoe Duke Denim.
  • Angel's Lust

    by Christina Hoag
    When the unidentified body of a man bearing a brand under his designer business suit turns up in a Los Angeles alley, LAPD Detective Verity Thrett suspects it’s no accidental death. Much to her annoyance, the case also attracts the attention of a brash new transfer, Detective Finbar McNab, who’ll stop at nothing to get his derailed career back on track. As they spar over the investigation, they zero in on a lurid and lucrative underground lifestyle that leads to a long forgotten murder.
  • Skin of Tattoos

    by Christina Hoag
    Sometimes your best friends are your worst enemies. Los Angeles homeboy Magdaleno is paroled from prison after serving time on a gun possession frameup by a rival, Rico, who takes over as gang shotcaller in Mags’s absence. Mags promises himself and his Salvadoran immigrant family a fresh start, but he can’t find either the decent job or the respect he craves from his parents and his firefighter brother, who look at him as a disappointment. Moreover, Rico, under pressure to earn money to free th... more
  • The Curing Room

    by Michael Winn
    “…a superb thriller.” -IndieReader Nothing is what is seems. A horrific accident. A dead girl. A long-held secret. All the lies and deceit lead to the same mysterious room. This psychologically astute, character-driven thriller unfolds within a sleepy New England college town where Ava Marie Stassi is a young, adjunct professor struggling to advance her career while coping with a recent break-up. After tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Ava is forced by circumstance to match wits against a volati... more
  • The Dagger With Two Blades

    by N. Scoto Bowen
    A lethal love story in magical Venice, where Dan Hooper, an innocent watercolorist, falls in love with a beauty whose twin is in the spell of an evil ogre. The stuff of fairy tales, but this is a savage descent into the world of the criminally rich, where law has no meaning, deception is the only truth, and dead men tell no tales. Dan’s love strains against a tide of ill-gotten wealth while an implacable adversary tracks his every move, and, just when safety seems secure, disaster strikes. Heart... more
  • Dead Weight: A Jack Hart Mystery

    by Rosemary Reeve

    "A woman doesn't kill herself when she's losing weight," said the court reporter.  Or does she?  Seattle attorney Jack Hart is defending his client's refusal to pay on a life insurance policy. Everything points to suicide, except that the young woman lost 50 pounds in the six months before she jumped or fell 10 stories to her death. Suicide, accident - or murder?  This fourth installment of the Jack Hart mystery series takes Jack across charismati... more

  • Only the Good: A Jack Hart Mystery

    by Rosemary Reeve
    Seattle attorney Jack Hart is cleaning up the mess his long-lost father left behind. As he juggles his dad's polluting Bellingham paper mill, his dad's grand, empty house on Orcas Island, and his dad's other family, who may not be what they seem, Jack begins to suspect that his father may still be alive - but may want Jack dead.
  • No Good Deed: A Jack Hart Mystery

    by Rosemary Reeve

    What would you do if your best friend were charged with first-degree murder?   Jack Hart and Harmony Piper are young civil litigators at a large Seattle law firm. They know they are in over their heads when their friend Mark is charged in a police-involved shooting.   Jack and Harmony search for a defense for Mark while racial tension rips the city with riots and fast-tracks Mark's prosecution. Top brass in the Seattle Police Department and Mark's father seem to have their o... more

  • Killed It

    by LuLu Smith
    Ally Brown has lost her creative voice as a comedian and is hiding her failure from Drew Stephens, her live-in boyfriend. She has a day job as a legal assistant at a prestigious New York law firm which she is not particularly good at and also hates. When Elise Newman, the attorney she works with, disappears without a trace, an already bad day escalates into a violent encounter with a man in the park. Gaining a false sense of control, Ally channels her rage into further acts of vigilantism unt... more
  • Late Fees

    by Marshall Thornton
    It’s Thanksgiving, 1992 and Noah Valentine is late picking his mother up from the airport. When he arrives he discovers that she’s made a friend on the flight whose also waiting for her son. When the woman’s son doesn’t show up, they eventually take her home for breakfast with neighbor’s Marc and Louis. Soon after, they learn that her son has overdosed—or has he? Noah and his motley crew investigate over the holiday weekend; which includes a fabulous dinner, a chat with a male stripper, a tiny l... more

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