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  • A Boatload (A Jack McCoul Caper)

    by Dwight Holing
    When San Francisco con artist Jack McCoul marries a smart, sexy, and sustainability-minded yoga instructor, he vows to give up his life of crime for good. But then her punk brother pulls a heist and Jack gets caught in the middle of a lethal fight over hot computer chips. On one side is a greedy high-tech billionaire with a larceny streak. On the other is a Chinese triad bent on revenge. When a corpse turns up and Jack’s fingered as the prime suspect, honesty is no longer the best policy. He nee... more
  • The Fourth Rule

    by Douglass Seaver

    The Fourth Rule, an international suspense novel, is a fast-paced, literary adrenalin rush! It’s the story of a man’s struggle to keep the secret of his brother’s disappearance from the CIA.

    After returning from three years as a Green Beret in Vietnam, Mark Grant vanishes. Twenty-two years later, the CIA sends two private investigators to question Matthew Grant about his brother’s disappearance. Matthew denies knowing anything, but the investigators don’t b... more

  • P.I. Penguin and the Case of the Bell Tower Bandit

    by Bec J. Smith
    Can P.I. discover the identity of the Bell Tower Bandit? When some bird sabotages the beautiful tower bells, P.I. Penguin is called in to help solve the case. Join P.I. Penguin as he solves crimes and mysteries for his animal friends while trying to discover the truth of the mystery that set him on his path, that of his missing parents. Aulexic titles are all carefully crafted to encourage language and literacy learning. Each story is rich with rhyme and rhythm, vivid concrete words, vibr... more
  • P.I. Penguin and the Case of the Lost Little Penguin

    by Bec J. Smith
    When a baby penguin goes missing at Perth Zoo, P.I. Penguin is there to help his friends. Who knows where the lost little penguin might be? Can P.I. find him before night falls? Join P.I. Penguin as he solves crimes and mysteries for his animal friends while trying to discover the truth of the mystery that set him on his path, that of his missing parents. Aulexic titles are all carefully crafted to encourage language and literacy learning. Each story is rich with rhyme and rhythm, vivid co... more
  • Due Diligence (Jenny Parker Book 1)

    by D J Harrison
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Breakin' Bad! The breathtaking Jenny Parker series features a remarkable woman who is forced to deal with organised crime and threats against her life. Described by best selling author Stephen Leather as 'fast moving and gripping', Due Diligence tells the story of Jenny Parker, a married mum who works as an accountant at a Manchester firm. Her lover Martin, a partner at the practice, is missing. When he turns up dead, Jenny thinks that keeping her secret a... more
  • P.I. Penguin and the Case of the Missing Bottle

    by Bec J. Smith
    In this, the first book of the P.I. Penguin series, P.I. Penguin is on the hunt for Bella Bottlenose’s missing bottle. Was it stolen by a nasty bottle thief? Let’s follow the clues to find out! Join P.I. Penguin as he solves crimes and mysteries for his animal friends while trying to discover the truth of the mystery that set him on his path, that of his missing parents. Aulexic titles are all carefully crafted to encourage language and literacy learning. Each story is rich with rhyme and ... more
  • The Admirer's Secret

    by Pamela Crane
    It started with a glance. And ended with a nightmare. Westfield, New York—both home and prison to Haley Montgomery, a woman crippled by the death that hovers over her. After the loss of her father and best friend, Haley grapples with the loneliness of her small-town existence. But when her solitary life is upended by the man of her fantasies—the rugged, charming Marc Vincetti—her dreams quickly twist into a nightmare. A secret admirer’s eerie love letters threaten to uncover Haley’s dark... more
  • The Professor (The World of Appearances)

    by Tshombe Amen
    What do you believe? What do you know? Do you really know anything? These are the questions at the heart of a unique and exclusive university course. This course was developed by the only person who could teach it, a man known as The Professor. This is the story of his truth, as he knew it to be, as he discovers it, and as it is revealed to us all. As a young and brilliant scientist, Adam stumbled upon a troubling truth too big to hide, and too shocking to be revealed. This discovery sets off a ... more
  • Initiated to Kill

    by Sharlene Almond
    Annabella Cordova quickly becomes embroiled in the conspiracy involving the university she studies at. When her roommate goes missing, it becomes very personal. Her ability to read facial and body language in people leads her to discover parallels from an earlier century. Two men, centuries apart, initiated for violent purposes, unmasking an organisation long-forgotten, and reviving a criminal mastermind never apprehended. In the time in which one man roams the streets of Whitechapel in the... more
  • Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy

    by Paula Berinstein
    Twelve-year-old Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Just because she’s related to Inspector G. Lestrade, that bumbler who sometimes worked with master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, doesn’t mean she should become a detective and give up her dream of becoming a filmmaker. Unfortunately, her plans are in jeopardy. Her latest project with the Stick Dog Filmmakers Club and Production Company isn’t coming together, and her control freak tendencies have driven away all her a... more
  • Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit

    by Carole Nelson Douglas
    “Midnight Louie is the funniest, hairiest, hard-boiled PI on the planet.”—JANET EVANOVICH Readers are biting their nails as Carole Nelson Douglas’s popular alphabetic Midnight Louie feline PI mystery series nears its end with the 27th entry coming Aug. 25, Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit. A final entry will follow the “Z” book: Cat in an Alphabet Endgame. Even then, Vegas’s hairiest sleuth (whose feline-noir voice has been compared to Hammett, Hammer, and Nathan Detroit) will not be hanging up h... more
  • Protector of Children

    by David V Mammina
    The Covert Alliance of Selective Termination is a secret society dedicated to silencing the most dangerous criminals in the country. For decades, this clandestine band of shadow assassins have slain thousands of suspect drug lords, terrorists, serial killers and everyone in-between. They see themselves as a noble and necessary evil, keeping the United States safe by their theory of "natural justice." But, what if one of their best succumbs to a different kind of fight, one for his own mind? ... more
  • A Book About a Film

    by C. W. Schultz
    Author C. W. Schultz’s fourth release A BOOK ABOUT A FILM is a matchless thriller focusing on a low-budget movie called THE CORNFIELD PEOPLE, which follows journalist Joe Fischer as he investigates the titular group. The Cornfield People are a secret society who know the meaning of life and what comes after death. It is essential to the Cornfield People that their knowledge remain hidden from outsiders, and they will stop at nothing to protect their secret. Schultz surveys censorship throug... more
  • A Taste for Death

    by Don Stevens
    Gerard Bellamont, a famous wine critic with French roots, is found strangled with what appeared to be trellis wire at Allenwood Vineyard, where he was one of the guests to a party the previous night. At this party, Bellamont was heard saying something odd when staring at one of the local wine bottles, “I didn’t like it the first time I laid eyes on it”. Investigator Deville, also originally from France, remembers the victim briefly. The crime scene disturbs him, triggering his memory about his o... more
  • Breaker of Bones (Thomas Berrington Book 2)

    by David Penny
    March 1483, and Spain is preparing for yet more war. Surgeon Thomas Berrington makes a reluctant journey to Qurtuba at the request of his master. He expects only to operate on a Spanish prince and return home to Moorish al-Andalus. But fate has something else in store for him and his companion, the eunuch Jorge. A warped killer has been murdering young women and creating twisted creatures from their bodies. When Thomas is tasked by Queen Isabel to hunt down the culprit he is propelled int... more
  • The Red Hill (Thomas Berrington Book 1)

    by David Penny
    A killer who can’t be stopped. A request that can’t be refused. In 1482 the Englishman Thomas Berrington is living in the last remnants of Moorish Spain. A physician, he is an unwilling friend to the most powerful man in the kingdom. When bodies start to turn up, each showing the marks of a savage attack, Thomas is asked to investigate. When one of the Sultan’s wives is brutally murdered, what begins as a reluctant task turns into a fight for survival. Together with the eunuch Jorge, Thom... more

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