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Mystery/Thriller

  • Swan Deception

    by Gledé Browne Kabongo

    A Library Journal SELF-e Best Books of 2016 Pick

    The perfect family, a house of full of secrets and an ingenious killer out for revenge…

    Dr. Shelby Cooper seems to have it all—a successful career as a leading scientist in her field, two adorable kids, and a loving husband who is poised to become the next CEO of a multi-billion dollar company. 

    Shelby's perfect world is shattered when she becomes the prime suspect i... more

  • Parish: A Short Story Novellette

    by Trudy Robicheaux
    PARISH is a three chapter, short story, novella opening the world up the lives of three abused women.
  • The Academy

    by Ryan Mix and J.T. Payne
    In his senior year at a prestigious, Christian Academy, Sylas Ernst has grown up safely surrounded by the Christian faith his entire life. But on a chance photography assignment, he notices something peculiar. What begins as pure curiosity, quickly unravels to expose a web of twisted, dark hypocrisy that turns his whimsical high school year into a perilous struggle, testing his cunning, faith and even his life.
  • If... Dangerous Waters

    by Jackie Mae
    Alena is young, intelligent, and going places. Graduating soon with a sought after degree, an upward career trajectory, and a kickass life plan in place, Alena has a stable life, close family and a terrific boyfriend. That is until Madame Psychic Orso changes Alena’s pathway forever. Alena’s newfound fears take on a life of their own. ‘If,’ will redirect and send her world into a tailspin. Probing dangerous new avenues she will discover something different than she’d expected. Can she recover? W... more
  • If... Blurred Vision

    by Jackie Mae
    Timothy S. Graves, a good man. He is a business genius, not a neophyte, and he is determined to reach the top rung any way he can. A solid marriage, set financial future, all neatly wrapped up... or is it? Shirley doesn’t see it that way. She just might do something outrageous, something just for her, something shocking. What if? “If,” could transform everything in an instant. When the psychic with her ‘vision’ tells good ole Timmy her revelations, a series of events unfold that will change the ... more
  • Gumshoe

    by Michael Compton

    Nothing focuses the mind like being strapped to the electric chair.

    Ellis P. York, a hardboiled private eye straight out of a Humphrey Bogart movie, leaves no wise crack unturned as he tells the tale of the night sultry Hellen Vergos stepped out of his past and into his seedy Hollywood office. The job: find her missing fiancé, the millionaire’s son and hard-partying playboy H.H. Ravenswood III.

    Convinced by knockout curves and a hundred in cash, York takes the case. H... more

  • Raveled

    by Anne McAneny
    What’s a girl to do when her imprisoned brother begs her to delve into their father’s sixteen-year-old murder conviction? How about peel back the lies, upend the fairy tales, and roil the populace of Lavitte—a sweet apple of a town with a wormy, festering core? That’s what Allison Fennimore chooses. Despite her infamous surname and people’s wilted memories, this jaded cynic of a daughter sinks her teeth in and refuses to let go. She can practically taste the bitterness of that long-ago, twisted ... more
  • Circled

    by Anne McAneny
    A fire ignites a whirlwind of action and accusation in a swamp town that hasn’t seen excitement since the big lottery win twelve years ago. Little does reporter Chloe Keyes know that when she sniffs around for clues, she’ll end up facing her own demons while unsettling the very foundation of her hometown. Chloe starts her day by pulling a gun on two intruders—and things only go downhill from there. Driving to Boyd’s General for her daily caffeine fix, she finds the place ablaze. When the flam... more
  • Naji and the mystery of the dig

    by Vahid Imani
    One summer morning, eight-year old Naji woke up to an unusual sound. Three strangers were digging in her courtyard. Naji’s sixth sense warned her: something suspicious was lurking down there.As events unfold and suspense rises, readers will enjoy the many colors of Persian culture, cuisine, folklore, history, geography, religion, language, and intrigue through Naji’s eyes and heart. No one was prepared for what the diggers discovered far below the surface of the courtyard. Not even Naji.
  • Unseemly Ambition: A Concordia Wells Mystery

    by K.B. Owen
    A murder…a missing boy…a secret society’s bold and deadly plot… It is 1898, and Professor Concordia Wells has come to expect the hectic routine of classes, clubs, teas, and the inevitable student pranks at the women’s college. If only she could avoid the cantankerous dean, Randolph Maynard, who has learned about her past experiences as a “lady sleuth.” To Concordia’s dismay, he scrutinizes her every move for evidence of unseemly conduct. The dean will certainly scowl over the lady profes... more
  • New York Scramble

    by Bert Silva

          “This is for you, Frank,” the shooter said and fired his weapon at point blank range. The onetime boss of the New York underworld grasped his bloodied neck and fell.

          This begins a curious story where a gangster and a freelance artist become friends through a mutual interest in―comics.

          Joe and Gilda have ventured to New York seeking their fortunes. He strives to sell cartoons to magazines. She, an actress, looks for roles on stage or screen. A producer Gilda knew ... more

  • Breathe and Release

    by Katherine Hayton

    Elisabet wakes with amnesia. The care offered to her by a husband she doesn’t remember descends within weeks into aggression and violence.

    Lillian lies hogtied in an underground cell. Forget about escape; unless she can manage the necessities of life she’ll be dead within days.

    Kristen lost her house, her friends, and her confidence when her parents separated. Now her injured stepmother has moved back in. Has she lost her memory, or lost her mind?

    Will the secret... more

  • The Brandenburg Quest: A True Story - The Unproduced Screenplay

    by Ib Melchior
    “WHEN IN 1987 I was contacted by a young German citizen who wanted me to write a book about his exploits while looking into Germany’s Nazi past, to learn the truth, I declined. I have my own stories to tell, but I did consent to talk with him. And—after listening to him for a while—I said, “When do we start?” His investigations, taped interviews, narrow escapes and photographs were startling—but, were they true? Were they factual? Before I became involved I had to know. I contacted two me... more
  • Auf Wiedersehen, Lampione

    by Vincent Palazzo
    Vincent Palazzo’s new thriller begins and ends with lasagna and cannoli. For six year old Tim Abate and sixty year old Tim Abate everything in-between is a dangerous mix of warm and fuzzy and dark and disturbing. As he remembers all the things that made him smile, Tim finds anger. Anger is all he has left. All he wanted, all he ever wanted, was the life he had growing up – to pass that on to his children – but that is no longer possible; the fun ended when life with Miranda began. Everything he ... more
  • Low Tide (The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series Book 1)

    by Dawn Lee McKenna
    In Apalachicola, Florida, sinister things are afoot, as sinister things tend to be. Lt. Maggie Redmond is called to a crime scene on St. George Island, where she is met with the body of Gregory Boudreaux. The medical examiner calls it a suicide, but no one knows that Maggie has a horrible connection to the dead man. When Gregory’s uncle, Bennett Boudreaux, the richest and scariest man in town, takes a sudden interest in Maggie, people start to wonder, Maggie included. Maggie knows he may... more
  • What Washes Up (The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series Book 3)

    by Dawn Lee McKenna
    Karma’s alive and well in Apalachicola, Florida, and there are several people who are about to meet it face to face. When more than a dozen bodies wash up on the beach on St. George Island, the residents of Apalach are outraged, and none more so than investigator Maggie Redmond and Sheriff Wyatt Hamilton. It’s time for the greedy to answer for the lives of innocents. Meanwhile, a man is found tied to a burning boat in the middle of the bay, and Maggie’s instincts tell her Bennett Boudrea... more

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