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Mystery/Thriller

  • RISE and FALL of MARY JACKSON PEALE

    by M.G. Crisci
    Mary Jackson Peale. So much to offer. So little achieved. The tortured and talented, bi-sexual theatrical agent Mary Jackson Peale, was a force to be reckoned with on London's West End, then on Broadway. Mary had a knack for discovering talented playwrights and challenging them to seek higher-creative ground while she weaved complex financial deals behind-the-curtains. Mary was born with an insatiable appetite to consume all that life had to offer. She knew no boundaries: life was not me... more
  • INDISCRETION

    by M.G. Crisci
    INDISCRETION. Office Place Dalliance = Hush Money. A beautiful, cunning mid-level executive turns a ill-conceived, but mutual, office place dalliance into an opportunity to seek millions in hush money by playing the "sexual harassment" card. She and her team of amoral advisers attack her boss, his company, and their liability insurer while a confused spouse seeks solace elsewhere, and loving family becomes viciously divided. INDISCRETION is more than just an entertaining literary drama. ... more
  • The Salad Oil King

    by Mathew Crisci
    A epic yet intimate American crime tale of Greed-Gone-Mad. Inspired by real events that took place in the 1940-60's. An unpretentious, diminutive Manhattan-born high school drop-out named Alfonso (Fonso) Gravenese morphs into one of the great scam artists in American financial history. Watch Fonso graduate from a modest childhood scam into an executive who initially steals hundreds of millions of dollars from Federal domestic and international aid programs. And ultimately becomes a cunning ent... more
  • THIS LITTLE PIGGY

    by M.G. Crisci
    Take an nasty, thrill-filled ride through the a personal side of Wall Street that few ever see, and the media never reports.
  • Naked Ambition

    by Rick Pullen
    A Republican presidential candidate is opposed by his own party. A newspaper reporter investigates how dark money is buying the presidency. The reporter finds nothing is quite as it appears—not his sources, not his curious new love interest and especially not the story he’s pursuing. And with only days before the election, just when he thinks he’s solved the riddle, he realizes he hasn’t.
  • Liquidation Preference

    by Tom Williams

     

    A secret brotherhood used technology to influence a national election.

    Bill Ockham was seeking purpose. His wife had perished as a result of a tragic accident. His influential best friend advised him that he is too old to work in Silicon Valley. Now, his best friend Wayne Tran suddenly died.

    A month later, Bill received a cryptic email from Wayne. How could that be? Was the email a clever way to get Bill’s attention that something was wro... more

  • Carby's Fate

    by Thomas Rice
    Synopsis of Carby’s Fate Thomas J. Rice Summary Carby’s Fate is a family saga set in contemporary(1990s) Kilkenny, Ireland. It’s a novella(30,000 words) about a family dispute over land ownership, which erupts when Carby Bolger—the oldest of four, only son, and heir apparent in a system of primogeniture—is disinherited in favor or his sister’s out-of-wedlock son, a newborn who has stolen the heart of his dying grandfather. A rancorous lawsuit follows, resulting in a court order to sell the... more
  • The Devil's Grin

    by Annelie Wendeberg
    In Victorian London's cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the city's drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg, England's best bacteriologist, is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg's secret - a woman masqu... more
  • Keeper of Pleas

    by Annelie Wendeberg
    On December 10, 1880, Coroner Sévère makes a gruesome discovery: nine newborns, buried in flowerpots, and hidden in plain sight in Whitechapel. A mortician receives the bodies and vanishes. Clues for the two seemingly unconnected cases are scarce. When police and coroner learn that the missing mortician might have spent his last moments at the bosom of the infamous prostitute Miss Mary, a series of events is nudged into motion. Lies are unearthed, rumours spread. Yet, the killer remains a face... more
  • The Borman Factor (A Nick Borman Thriller Book 1)

    by Robert Lalonde
    A member of the wealthy and influential Piermont family is murdered in broad daylight on a bright sunny day in Suburban Toronto. Two weeks after the brutal assassination authorities still have no witnesses, no leads and no motive for the crime. Computer chip manufacturing mogul Bill Piermont hires Nick Borman, a specialist in corporate espionage with a reputation of getting the job done, to bring the killer to justice. As a tangled web of deceit unfolds Borman discovers greed and corruption... more
  • Edwin's Reflection

    by Ray Deeg
    When a wealthy old man kills himself restarting a strange machine, a decades old government cover-up starts to unravel, pushing New York technology CEO Tom Hartger onto a preordained course with destiny. Tom is joined by psychiatrist Gwen Pierce. Together the pair stumble onto a patent drawing for a machine that can “pull back the curtain on the universe.” But when a shopkeeper is murdered the importance of the machine becomes clear. Tom and Gwen follow the trail to the cloistered sanctuary of T... more
  • A Mighty Fortress (Milo Porter Mystery Series Book 1)

    by S.D. Thames
    Milo Porter leads a happy life in Tampa, Florida. The Iraq war veteran runs routine private investigations by day and coaches powerlifting at night. When Chad Scalzo, the grandson of a rumored mob boss, goes missing, Milo takes the seemingly easy case. After Chad turns up dead, Milo goes from investigator to suspect. As he seeks to clear his own name, Milo finds himself at the crossroads of two crooked investigations -- one by the mob and the other by the police. With the body count climbing, Mi... more
  • 3 Tales of Vengeance

    by Shahid Insaf

    3 stories of revenge: a loyal friend hunting for his friend's killers, the emotional battle between a suicidal man and the psychiatrist trying to help him, and a poker player who has to use all his deductive and observational skills to rescue someone important to him before time runs out.

  • A Fate Worse Than Death

    by Jonathan Gould
    Jimmy Clarenden’s last case didn’t end well. Cut down in a hail of bullets, he’s now found himself at the Pearly Gates. Jimmy is no saint, so he’s stunned to learn he’s been summoned by God to take on a highly sensitive job. God’s son (the other one) has gone missing and it’s up to Jimmy to crack the case. His investigations lead him to an unlikely cast of suspects — femme fatale angels, jaundiced journalists, even the heavenly gatekeeper, St Peter. But what Jimmy uncovers is enough to shake ... more
  • Smitten: Their lies were supposed to keep her safe (Ember City Mysteries Book 2)

    by Krista Cairn
    Jenna's family members keep dying and it's starting to look intentional. Old grudges, new enemies, and careful questions lead her into a history she's not prepared for. When family and other friends distance themselves and only one remains, she has to ask - what's in it for him? Recent college grad Jenna Stone thought her life would settle down when she left college. She'd inherited a house and her parents were already off doing their own thing. Then, when her favorite uncle is found unconsci... more
  • Uncertain Truths: There are no secrets in death (Ember City Mysteries Book 1)

    by Krista Cairn
    Two bodies in a car at the bottom of a ravine - one is frozen solid, the other is her brother-in-law. Country girl Kaelynn Barrows is instinctively truthful and inquisitive, with little respect for secrets. This hasn't earned her any favours. The police suspect that her brother-in-law, Gerald, is a murderer and his car accident was suicide, and she can't agree. At work, they thought he was transparent, trustworthy. In his personal life, he was the same. Then a young child arrives with a no... more

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