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by Barry FinlayFormer Ottawa journalist Jake Scott is bored and lonely, having lost his wife to illness, his job to technology and his daughter to a boyfriend in another city. All that keeps him going is a weekly breakfast gathering with friends and a temperamental overweight cat named Oliver. Things change when one of the breakfast attendees, a beautiful and tenacious homicide detective with a troubled teenage daughter, has an idea for a book for Jake. When he takes her advice and researches a convicted murde... more
by Kira SeamonHoly holly berries! "Hurricane Holly" creates shenanigans on the Olympic level. This mischievous charmer has found herself in many strange messes, but this one takes the carrot cake! When the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals at Shellesby College’s Night Lights Gala, Holly is there-and so is a killer. Events unfold that not only place her scholarship on the line, but also her life…and that of her rival. Holly finds herself racing the clock to save her arch nemesis,... more
by Lynn SheftAs Lauren and Michael Casey bicycle through Miami’s Coconut Grove, Michael races off while his wife is preoccupied with changing gears. When she gets up to speed, Michael is out of sight. She anticipates he will surprise her by coming up from behind and tapping her on the shoulder. It doesn’t happen. After a fruitless search, she reports him missing. Later that evening, she is mortified when she learns he was murdered. After the tragedy is broadcast, she is contacted by a man who claims to be... more
by Bob Van LaerhovenTerreno, 1983, Latin America. After a dictatorship of ten years, the brutal junta, led by general Pelarón, seems to waver. Alejandro Juron, the guitarist of the famous poet and folk singer Victor Pérez who's been executed by the junta, is released from the infamous prison "The Last Supper." The underground resistance wants Alejandro to participate in its fight again. But Alejandro has changed. Consumed with guilt by the death of his friend Victor, whom he betrayed to his tormentors, Alejandro ... more
by Monica McGurkThe Norwood Nanny Chronicles begin . . . When American orphan, Bree, arrives at Norwood College—the elite English training ground of nannies to the world’s rich and powerful—she knows that making it through the first year to land a spot in the coveted certificate program is the key to her future. She also knows she can’t go it alone, bonding quickly with her groupmates: an errant (and broke) nobleman, son of one of England’s oldest families; the ambitious and whip-smart daughter of a self-made ... more
by Sheryl C.D. IckesBecky and Rufus Bridgewater are a cross country trucking team that enjoy seeing the country as they work. Shortly after returning to their company in Tennessee because of a merger, Becky finds a much hated dispatcher dead and quickly becomes the prime suspect. Clearing her name with the help of a few friends is not easy nor safe. Rufus may have to get used to going solo, both in trucking and in life.
by Laura Kennedy
Can the secretive mah-jongg tiles help solve the mystery of a missing girl?
When Brooke Bentley's father is transferred to Singapore for a year and he drags their family along, she's more than mad. But what choice do you have when you're only seventeen? So obviously it seems more than unfair after months of chaos involving the Cammies, the infamous members of the most exclusive club at Marlborough Academy, that Brooke is now being held responsible for the disapearance of a g... more
by Bruce ThomasIran 2010. The Iranian High Council has decided that today is the day that their fighter pilots will attack. With a large group of fighter aircraft poised to cross the border into Iraq, the only thing standing in the Iranians' way is Wild Bill Eddy's four F-15C aircraft. With lighting speed, the battle rages in the sky above Iraq. Iran's desire to control the Middle East sets this fast-paced, multi-layer story in motion. Germany, May 1944. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has s... more
by Caren HahnValerie Fisher came to Owl Creek looking for a fresh beginning. What she finds could tear the small town apart. After her husband's tragic death, Val returns to her childhood home with her seven-year old daughter, hoping to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. But the sleepy logging community isn't as safe as it once was. Wildfires rage in the hills and Val is convinced that someone is prowling around her property. She looks for help from Joel, an old high school friend who's distinguish... more
by Alan LastufkaCellar, Ohio's first police sketch artist just drew the wrong face. A face with no name, with no voice, but with one hell of a secret... Adriana Krause has a talent for bringing subjects to life. Until she draws a rotting, mangled face instead of the described suspect. Shocked, she realizes she's drawn the man who haunts her nightmares. No one has seen this face before-except Adriana. With few allies on the force, Adriana is alone in her pursuit of the hellish figure from her dream... more
by WILLOW ROSEWhat do we do when the truth hurts too much? Fresh out of the national academy - mother of two - FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas is in over her head on her first assignment in Bestselling author Willow Rose’s breath-taking mystery.
by Becky BohanBritt Evans’ working holiday on picturesque Santorini takes a perilous turn when a Greek photographer plunges from the island’s steep cliffs. The death is called an accident, but the enigmatic Susan Marcello of the American Embassy enlists Britt to discover the truth, but is it a set up that will take her life? Into the mix sails Cassie Burkhardt, a windsurfing computer engineer at the archaeological site. She finds herself falling hard for the enchanting Professor Evans… and is drawn with h... more
by Lana M. Fox
A search for her birthmother takes a young woman to a small Oregon town where she comes up against a community that will do anything to protect their secrets and past sins, including murder.
by David M CameronEveryone told him he needed a holiday. His life had fallen apart around him. His marriage had failed, and he had been dishonourably discharged from the military. He needed to recharge his batteries and make a new start and a break on the Costa Blanca was the opportunity to re-set his life. Two weeks of relaxing, enjoying the sun, and having a few drinks was just what the doctor ordered. It started so well. How was he to know that this was the prelude to the vacation from hell? He soon becomes en... more
by Helen DanielsWe're Not Heroes, by Helen Daniels A friendly barbecue turns to panic when what appears to be an earthquake shatters the lives of a group of friends. Deep in the heart of the Great Southern of Western Australia, the mountains are ablaze and with little to no communication with the world outside the farm gates, the need to grasp onto something comfortable and familiar is quickly overshadowed with the need to survive. Fraught with a deep sense of foreboding, Maree struggles with the desperate ne... more
by Andy StrakaMEET YOUR NEXT FAVORITE ALMOST HERO "I see a TV series future. A great read and a sure winner!" - Readers Favorite Murder sees double in the Catskills when former pro bowler Billy Gills finds himself summoned to the Partridgeberry County morgue to identify the body of his identical twin brother Bo. Billy is the proprietor of Split City Lanes, a classic hometown bowling alley, located in the charmingly rundown, lakeside town of Twin Strikes. Partridgeberry and Twin Strikes are peopled by ... more