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Mystery/Thriller

  • 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

  • The Iguana Project

    by Dale Arden
    When Patrick happens to meet a NASA scientist working on a project based on the marine iguana’s ability to stay underwater for extended periods of time, it sparks the outline of his diabolical scheme. To strip away all that his enemies hold dear, Patrick decides to turn NASA research into cryogenic sleep into a living grave. Following him as he executes his plan is a fascinating adventure
  • Gaviota: The Nude Beach Murders

    by Robert Joseph
    When a prominent ER doctor is found on Gaviota nude beach with a SCUBA spear in his back, a beachfront motorhome explodes killing four beach regulars and a beach wedding is attacked by a sniper, hunky physical trainer Jake Ross and attractive horse trainer Nikki Desjardins are bent on catching the killer themselves and determining his or her motive when the efforts of the local sheriff's department seem inadequate.
  • Black Widow

    by S. L. Walker
    Another day, another crime. The law favors the guilty while the innocent pay the price. Once a true cop, Detective Jamison was taught one thing... the only way to beat the criminals is to play by their rules. After his brother becomes the latest Black Widow victim, Jamison sets out to become the kind of cop his brother wanted him to be. But will his resolve to change stay true as the Black Widow continues to kill? Becoming entangled in the Black Widow’s web, solving this crime may destr... more
  • THE GOLDEN HOUR: A Nora Tierney English Mystery

    by Marni Graff
    From the award-winning author of the Nora Tierney English Mysteries comes the most chilling novel to date. Nora Tierney can't shake the feeling she has a stalker. While she's house hunting in Oxford, her partner, DI Declan Barnes, untangles the murder of an art conservator. When these situations collide, Nora finds herself fighting to save her child and their future. Praise from Elly Griffiths: "Nora Tierney tackles her most complex and captivating mystery yet." And from Ausma Khan: One of the b... more
  • Wilted Flowers

    by chris bathory
    A young girl dreams of escaping a life of hardship and poverty. Lindy, a teen whose young life has been marred by tragedy, receives an unexpected offer that appears to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Travel and adventure beckon promising happiness and riches to come. But after an astonishing betrayal, her excitement quickly turns to terror, and Lindy finds herself in a fight for her life and for the lives of everyone she loves. A young man dreams of a normal life after returning home fr... more

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