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Mystery/Thriller

  • The Mystery of the Lost Map

    by Mickey Goodman and Jim Rhoden
    Cowboy Little and Cowboy Small love adventures with their horses Ned and Ted, their dogs Red and Fred, their pet fleas Itch and Scratch and their cattle Brawny Bull and Helen Heifer. When they chance upon old saddlebags filled with ancient Spanish coins and a strange map, they set out to solve the mystery. Along the way they face bandits, Indians and bats. The Children's Book review set the optimal age for this chapter book at 8-10, but it's a great read aloud book for ages 4 and up.
  • Welcome to Spicetown (A Spicetown Mystery)

    by Sheri Richey
    When a crime stopper senior citizen starts to act oddly, a new business sells fake products and the New Year’s Eve fireworks display disappears, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and the Spicetown Police Chief Conrad Harris have to get involved. Cora keeps an eye on her quaint small town nestled in the southern hills of Ohio. Although Spicetown is sprinkled with culinary street names, stores full of spices, and quaint life-long citizens, out-of-towners can bring in a dicey element.
  • Alabaster Dangermond and Astrid's Jewel

    by Jason VanHorn
    Fourteen-year-old Alabaster Dangermond, U.S.A. agent, has uncovered the nefarious agenda of Dr. Zerick Moonshae, who seeks to collect ancient artifacts sent around the world by a long dead Viking king. After discovering new information about one of the lost ancient artifacts, Astrid's Jewel, Alabaster and his partner, Turnkey Keystone, travel to London to acquire it. It isn't long before they face off with Moonshae's personal thief, Katya, who has been sent to get the jewel. But Al and Kat... more
  • Alabaster Dangermond and the Serpent's Blade

    by Jason VanHorn
    With classes in weapons, martial arts, and secret codes, fourteen-year-old Alabaster Dangermond has spent the last five years training at a clandestine CIA prep school toward his ultimate goal--to become a real CIA secret agent. Before his next training mission and the all-important Agent Trials, he receives a mysterious email with a video showing the murder of his parents. Thinking they died in a car crash when he was seven, Al is consumed by questions. Will Alabaster Dangermond pass the ... more
  • Wicked Girl: a psychological thriller

    by I.V Olokita

    "Even if a dog goes mad, it will always be a dog."

    So said a small white sign hung on a wall in Birmingham Mental Institution Ward number 3. It had a black frame, written in a hand they were all well acquainted with. The letters had faded over time. In the end, among all the calligraphy in the frame, one could detect a blurred signature. It was mine.

     John Wilcox is a young idler who loathes people except for young women. His destin... more

  • CAT DETECTIVES IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA: DIARY OF A SNOOPY CAT (THE INCA CAT DETECTIVE SERIES)

    by R.F. Kristi
    Can one cat detective bring peace and harmony to a family divided within the Korean peninsula?Inca the Siberian Kitty and her globetrotting furry family are off to South Korea with their human Mom. Mom has just created a fabulous new cheese and she has been invited by the famous French cookery school, Cordon Bleu Cookery to not only present her new cheese but also be the judge of a cookery competition between South and North Korean chefs.Along with plenty of sightseeing and delicious cheese, the... more
  • Catch and Kill

    by JD Lasica
    Overnight, hundreds of teenage girls disappear from the streets of America. Off the coast of Florida, a virtual reality theme park opens for the super-rich. Are the two connected? When assailants accost twenty-three-year-old Kaden Baker at an awards gala, she enters a world of high-tech intrigue that pits her against a mysterious foe. It will take all her covert ops and hacking skills as she allies with a group of family members to battle an enemy out to unleash a mass attack on the U.S. and Wes... more
  • Misguided Enchantment

    by MARY DUNCAN
    Every small town has its challenges; such is their nature. But for the seemingly good people of the town of Felton, danger seems to lurk around every corner these days for those who just happen to be young. The first incident arrived amid the blissful sights and smells of the Polk County Fair. Two girls are killed, and a young man is left fighting for his life. Authorities soon learn it was no accident. Before the community can recover from the first tragedy, the residents are again shocked whe... more
  • The Lost Hopes of the Future

    by Alicia Caimille Manley
    Tristan Anderson started off his senior year of high school just like any ordinary teenager. He’s known each of his friends for many years causing him to grow attached to them, some more than others. With a mysterious package arriving on his doorstep out of the blue, he opens it and finds a VHS tape that has the power to tell the future. This mysterious tape tells the future of how people are going to die. At first, something that crazy seemed unbelievable. It isn’t until someone dies right i... more
  • The Redundant Fugitive

    by John Sealey
    The story subtly defines serious problems existing between good and evil, justice and injustice and unusual circumstances ruining a man's life, a good man with values who by being made redundant is innocently drawn into a world of crime. The story concerns Amit Somaya, a British Citizen, of Asian parents, married to Jaya. They have two children, Rayani, a boy aged 14, and Sarala, a girl aged 10. Amit, an experienced marine engineer, is suddenly made REDUNDANT (Hence the first part of the title... more
  • 43 Missing

    by Carmen Amato
    43 MISSING is based on the true events of September 2014,when 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College went missing in Iguala, Guerrero and have yet to be found. The novel was a Finalist, Silver Falchion Award for Best Procedural of 2017. Given the choice between resigning from the squadroom in Acapulco or taking a new assignment, Detective Emilia Cruz finds herself on a national task force examining Mexico’s most notorious crime. After 18 months and three inconclusive... more
  • Turkey Shoot: He Might Not Be the Terrorist You Expected

    by GEOFFREY DUTTON
    IT’S OCTOBER 2015. Meet Mahmoud al Ramadi, 23, an Iraqi victim of ISIS who has become what some would call a terrorist, others a free­dom fighter. The antihero of this unconventional thriller is soft-spoken yet militant, someone who by almost anyone’s definition could be a terrorist. Fresh from battling ISIS in Syria, he floats to Greece among other displaced people where, in Piraeus, he adopts terrorism—or more precisely, terrorists adopt him. The ambitious operation his new comrades are plotti... more
  • Preacher Finds a Corpse

    by Gerald Everett Jones
    A lapsed divinity student who is fascinated by astrophysics finds his best friend shot dead in a cornfield. It looks like suicide. Having returned to his farm roots near Lake of the Ozarks, Evan works as a skip tracer for the local car dealer. He learns his friend was involved in a dispute over farmland ownership that goes back two centuries - complicated now by plans to make an old weapons facility a tourist attraction. (First in a new Mystery-Thriller series.)

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