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Mystery/Thriller

  • The Shepherd's Calculus

    by C.S. Farrelly
    When journalist Peter Merrick is asked to write a eulogy for his mentor, Jesuit priest James Ingram, his biggest concern is doing right by the man. But when his routine research reveals disturbing ties to sexual abuse and clues to a shadowy deal trading justice for power, everything he believed about his friend is called into question. With the US presidential election looming, incumbent Arthur Wyncott is quickly losing ground among religious voters. Meanwhile, Owen Feeney, head of the US Con... more
  • Gertrude, Gumshoe: Slam Is Murder

    by Robin Merrill
    There just isn't enough crime in Mattawooptock, so Gertrude has to convince Calvin to go to the big city—Portland, where she will go undercover as the newest slam poet on the scene. But have any actual crimes been committed, or is this just Gertrude's wild imagination at work?
  • Gertrude, Gumshoe and the VardSale Villain

    by Robin Merrill
    Samantha Cooper is missing and her boyfriend is desperate to find her. Desperate enough to hire Gertrude, Gumshoe. Thrilled to have her first real client, Gertrude gets right to work. But is she really ready for a real case? Can she catch a kidnapper without getting herself kidnapped?
  • Clipton Secrets

    by Marie Thompson

    Wealthy widow Stella Campbell thinks she has found her Shangri-la when she buys a dilapidated rectory in the picturesque village of Clipton. The challenge of renovating the estate helps lift her grief, and she becomes an important member of the quiet community. It takes little time for her to discover Clipton is not the sedate community it appears to be. Many unexpected turns bring heartache and treachery into her life, and she struggles to overcome her demons. It take supreme effort to step ... more

  • Horse of a Different Color

    by John L. Lansdale
    Someone is murdering and mutilating young women in a Dallas suburb, using the same techniques as a case down in Houston the previous year. When the second body is found, it seems the killer has moved his hunting grounds to the Dallas area. As the body count rises, Detective Thomas Mecana – a divorced fifteen-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department – is assigned to the case. He prides himself on always getting his man, but his tried-and-true methods of the past are not working. To make m... more
  • From the Midst of Wickedness

    by Nelson Cover

    Scandal at the university.

    Thomas Simpson, a professor at Sessions University, is seduced into joining the administration of president, Bryan Q. Fitz-Hugh, an extraordinarily brilliant, visionary, charismatic leader.  As the new director of university communications, he begins to have disturbing concerns about the administration.

    The new Beijing Center is dedicated and funded.  No one is sure how it was paid for yet the president is planning such centers worldwide to fulf... more

  • Full Slab Dead

    by EM Kaplan
    When snarky food critic, Josie Tucker, heads to Austin, Texas, to wax philosophical about the local barbecue joints, she stumbles on to a decades' old missing person case. With the help of a local reporter, a Goth ghost hunter, and a Bunco-playing transvestite, she tries to unravel the heart-tugging, hidden history before the whole place goes up in smoke.
  • The Tommy Gun Dolls

    by Daniel Cooney
    A crossdressing, gin-soaked grifter leads a gang of bawdy burlesque girls to avenge their friend's murder in Prohibition Era San Francisco, knocking off Mob-owned speakeasies for clues in this sordid tale of tragic romance. From the city's seedy underworld of seductive speakeasies, to the bootlegging empire that rules the backstreets, up to the Nob Hill mansions of society's elite, pleasure is a sin, and desperate desires are driven by temptation and corruption from the unlikeliest suspects.
  • The Killing Scripture

    by Afshan Jaffery
    Failing to secure a job, Alicia Stone, a law graduate, starts working at a local bookstore. Her boring life takes a different turn when she finds a dead body in her bookstore and her ex-boyfriend, now works for the police, asks her help to get evidence against her boss who is the prime suspect in investigation. She faces a moral dilemma where she wants to safe her boss, but also wants to help the police in catching the criminal. Battling on two fronts, Alicia must catch the killer, who is target... more
  • The Catalina Cabal

    by Bill Thesken
    A peaceful sail around Catalina Island takes an ugly turn as a professional bodyguard gets dragged into the middle of a violent human smuggling ring.
  • Too Beautiful For Words

    by Ronald M. James

    Private Investigator, Sammy Shovel, finally gets the client of a lifetime and rushes to claim his jackpot, but he soon discovers—wealth and pearl coincide.
     
    Beloved Golden Opportunities, CEO, Joel Ceja, is found murdered one foggy morning. Three months after Joel’s death the police are stumped, they still have no clues to his murder. Golden Opportunities’ employees feel they’re being stonewalled and decide to hire Shovel to assist the police. Sammy acce... more

  • Dancing for the General

    by Sue Star and Bill Beatty
    Amid the exotic sights, sounds and smells of mysterious Turkey, a young woman must bring order out of chaos. Two murders, an attack on her life and the abduction of her niece create a challenge. A Turkish detective—a koreli—must solve the two murders. His superiors don’t want them solved. They want him to stop a revolution all by himself. A retired general plots to overthrow the government. A young gypsy girl dances for the general and learns too much to be allowed to live.
  • Awakening

    by Marie Lavender
    Enter a world where nightmares exist. If you do wake up, you may find it’s not a dream at all… A MISPLACED LIFE Death is only the beginning. Alexa Hamilton is having a bad week. She just died. Horrifically. But, she must do everything she can to fight her killer’s new plan. Even from beyond the grave… TERROR IN THE NIGHT Claire Retin has been dealing with the same nightmare for years. But she’s not the only one. After encountering a kindred spirit, she realizes there's more ... more
  • Nerve Damage

    by Tom Combs

    "Nerve Damage" explodes with suspense and true-to-life medical action as renegade agents of the trillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry place a young Twin Cities doctor and his family in deadly peril. It is a tale of heart-pounding thrills, brilliant twists and gut-clenching emotion. 
    The events are tomorrow's headlines credible with surprises unfolding to the final page.

    The author's twenty-five years experience as an ER physician on the front lines of&... more

  • Jack of Hearts

    by Christopher Greyson
    Jack Stratton is heading south for some fun in the sun. Already nervous about introducing his girlfriend, Alice, to his parents, the last thing Jack needed was for the dog-sitter to cancel, forcing him to bring Lady, their one-hundred-and-twenty-pound King Shepherd, on the plane with them. The dog holds Jack responsible and wants payback. On top of everything, Jack is still waiting for Alice’s answer to his marriage proposal. When his mother and the members of her neighborhood book club ask h... more
  • The Place Where the Giant Fell

    by John Henry Hardy

    Carrie Ann Benton and Rodney Buchard have been in love since grammar school. Her father, federal judge Horace Benton, has forbidden them to see each other. The reason? Rodney's mother is Mexican, a fact that will hurt Horace's prospects of becoming governor of Arizona--and one day, maybe president of the United States.

    The judge needs the money and support of affluent voters--which excludes the likes of a so-called "half-breed" like Rodney. Instead, Horace aligns himse... more

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