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Mystery/Thriller

  • Accidental Target

    by B. Payton-Settles
    This 55,000 word thriller introduces the oil-and-water duo of Iris DeVere and Jose Camargo. When she hires on at Camargo Detective Agency DeVere, naïve and unskilled at navigating the Hispanic community, attracts the attention of the wrong people in this bit of sleepy San Rafael, California. Camargo is alarmed when DeVere rescues the son of his missing ex-secretary, and when the secretary's body is discovered near San Pablo Bay the local cops step in. In order to prove herself to her... more
  • Best Served Icy

    by jay fitzpatrick
  • Fear Itself

    by jay fitzpatrick
  • Samuel Orzabal and the Keys of the Past

    by Paul Wills
    Samuel Orzabal is celebrating his fifteenth birthday with his mom and grandfather. He is given an old envelope and is told it is from his long-deceased uncle Rufus who requested that Gramps give it to Sam on his Fifteenth birthday. The envelope reads 'Open in Private' - It includes a map, two keys and a letter. Sam discovers that his dear old uncle was working on a mysterious project before he died. A project he wants Sam to complete. Sam discovers his Uncle Rufus was a genius inventor and creat... more
  • Atomic Night: A Chad Kidd Desert Thriller

    by Bruce Perry
    Tequila-loving, Kawasaki-riding Chad Kidd investigates the killing of a friend's daughter and ex-wife. Sprawling desert noir setting, a hard-boiled cast.
  • The Advent of Elizabeth

    by Tim Jollymore
    wenty-four years have passed since the murdered girl was buried. The classmate who confessed to the stabbing is doing time. The families moved out of town. All over? Case closed? Justice done? Not so fast. As they converge on their California high school's 100th annivesary celebration, cryptic notes unsettle members of the “Class of '67.” Some begin to question what they thought they knew. Could the convicted Doug Brandling have confessed to murder to cover for someone else? Does his accus... more
  • Contempt of Court

    by Ken Malovos
    Sacramento trial lawyer, Mike Zorich, is finally coming to grips with the death of his wife from cancer five years ago. There is a new woman in his life. His son is making his way in the business world. HIs law practice is going well. Then things go wrong. Mike becomes the target of some unexplained personal attacks. He is mugged and his house is ransacked. Is it someone connected to a case, or an old client from his years in the Public Defender's Office? Then Mike is held in contempt of court ... more
  • One Night In Amboise (Mike Zorich) (Volume 3)

    by Ken Malovos
    Judge Jim Hansen has a secret, one he has been hiding for almost forty years. While he was a student at an overseas campus program in Amboise, France, he was accused of rape and murder. After returning home, it se3ems as if everyone asks about his past. Meanwhile, his accuser, Corinne Larson, doubts her own actions and seeks professional help. Then it all comes undone for both of them. Now Judge Hansen is on trial for murder and he must confront the allegations from his past. He asks noted trial... more
  • A Cold Wind Down the Grey

    by Wendy M. Wilson
    New Zealand 1888: After he is forced into retirement, Inspector William Henry James walks along the Wanganui River remembering an old case from the gold-mining town of Greymouth where he was in charge of the police camp. James was warned that a gang was about to commit a robbery and forced them to leave town. The gang went on to murder five men in one of the colony's most notorious crime sprees. Even worse, they left behind the body of a young surveyor who had been missing for several weeks. The... more
  • Sweet Justice (Mike Zorich)

    by Ken Malovos
    Retired Judge Robert Tilson has been murdered and the police have no clues. HIs daughter, Kathy Lamb, goes to work to find his killer. Meanwhile, Judge Jim Hansen is back on the bench after the charge of murder has been dismissed. Who killed Judge Tilson and who killed the woman Judge Hansen was once accused of killing? Mike Zorich, along with Kathy Lamb's help, gets to the bottom of things after some sensational jury trials and not before a killer strikes gain.
  • Accidental Encounters

    by George Friesen
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Dave Bigelow, an attorney in New York who is on a cruise in the Aegean Sea, innocently relates a story to a woman, a friend of a friend whom he is meeting for the first time, and finds himself entangled in a murder case involving one of Turkey?s leading companies and the highest levels of the Turkish government. A few weeks later, on a business trip to Mexico City, he unexpectedly encounters his estranged brother in a restaurant. His brother is sec... more
  • Murder in Sun City

    by Sidney Frost
    Liz Helmsley is naturally nosy. That's probably why she's known internationally for solving crimes. The bulletin board in the red double-decker bus, now a bookmobile, highlights her most famous cases. The last case she worked on changed her life. That's when she met and married Samuel and moved to his farm in nearby Georgetown, Texas. After she retired from her job as director of library services in Austin, Texas, he bought the bookmobile for her so she could continue being close to books and re... more
  • DEATH IS THE COOL NIGHT

    by Libby Sternberg

    Murder, passion, music and war combine in this riveting story of a troubled pianist who doesn’t know if he’s a murderer...

    EDGAR-NOMINATED AUTHOR LIBBY STERNBERG tells the brooding tale of a classical pianist-turned-conductor who cannot remember the night his nemesis was murdered. Did he commit the crime—or did an enchanting soprano do it, a woman with whom he is falling in love? In the fall of 1941, as war creeps ever closer, his freedom and happiness depend on his ab... more

  • To Hell with Johnny Manic

    by Andrew Diamond
    John Manis, aka Johnny Manic—charming, stylish, impulsive, and reckless—is racked with guilt over the secret he doesn't dare tell. Marilyn Dupree, passionate and volatile, has too much money and the wrong husband. Johnny and Marilyn have a chemistry like nitrogen and glycerine, and that makes Detective Lou Eisenfall very uneasy. A twisting tale of deception, murder, and psychological suspense that barrels along at breakneck pace, Johnny Manic is a throwback to the classic crime fiction of Raymo... more
  • Toluidine Blue: A Novel

    by Evelyne Keating
    Adeline Donovan thought she had her life planned out and was soon to marry. When her plans took an abrupt turn, she was devastated but also willing to accept the opportunity to follow a bigger dream, that of becoming a Forensic Nurse Examiner. Her dream becomes her reality, while living in historic Fell's Point in Baltimore, with her best friend, Rachel. TOLUIDINE (tol-u-deen) BLUE encompasses the collaborative efforts between law enforcement and Forensic Nurse Examiners. Forensic nurses bridge ... more
  • Finding Nowhere

    by Jeff Wade

    He asked of God what he’d silently asked the killer. Of course there was no reply. There never was.

    Master Pastor, who is neither a master nor a pastor, spends the hour... more

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