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Mystery/Thriller

  • Believe Like a Child

    by Paige Dearth
    Believe Like A Child, is about a young girl who is raped by her live-in uncle and becomes a teenage runaway. Alessa, the protagonist, becomes homeless on the streets of Philadelphia where she meets three people who change her life forever. This is a horror story with elements of endurance and selflessness. In terms of content, I’d put this book in the category of The Girl Next Door and Bastard Out of Carolina.
  • Lucky Sevens

    by Cynthia Vespia
    Luca “Lucky” Lucazi is a man who lives for the job, until the job starts to threaten his life. A former Navy Seal, Lucky is ideal as the head of security for Lucky Sevens Casino. But when major names at the casino start falling victim to deadly and suspicious "accidents" Lucky must find out if a crazed killer is on the loose. Now Lucky must fight his way through a cast of eccentric characters only Las Vegas could spawn, and his own battle with alcoholism, before his lover Brooklyn - the sweethea... more
  • Debridement

    by Sean Dow
    When Dr. Jack Hastings is slapped with a frivolous malpractice suit he devises a plan to rid himself of the problem-permanently. The plan requires him to pull off the greatest career switch in history, from dedicated physician to cold-blooded hit-man. The plan goes well, the suit disappears, but the consequences are far greater than he could have imagined.
  • In The Midst of a Predator

    by R E Swirsky
    This very short story was originally intended to be the forward of my next book Wish Me from the Water (Late Jan 2013). I felt there was enough character on both sides with both young Bobby and the man who befriends him at the fairgrounds, that I found myself compelled to expand on how they meet and what follows. What happened that night on the fairgrounds is an important event in both Bobby's and the man's life. It was only the culmination of circumstance and coincidence that allowed th... more
  • Bumstead's Well

    by R E Swirsky

    Bumstead's Well Book One. The dare was simple. Spend one night down at the bottom of Bumstead's well. But Vincent's friends fail to return at the agreed time.

    Alone and shivering in darkness, Vincent Pattison reflects on his short life; how his mother ditched him at the age of ten onto his grandparents, how his Gram's dementia has worsened since he rushed off to college, and how his elderly Gramps seems burdened taking care of his Grams all on his own.

    The Pattison... more

  • The Bluffington Four

    by R E Swirsky
    An intriguing tale follows Francine Esterro as she is suddenly confronted with events from her past. It was decades ago that she and three other art students stumbled cross a device in an attic sending them all fatefully back in time. The memories are painful as she is forced to relive the tragedies that occurred as they struggled to find their way home. Her only true love was lost in tragedy.
  • Extreme Malice

    by ray swirsky
    She was found with a guitar string still wrapped tightly around her soft neck. Eighteen year old Josh Anderson, the college boy from next door, is charged with her murder. It was his guitar string around her neck. His footprints are found inside her house. Her earring found under his bed. Donna Gardner's husband Jack was hundreds of miles away on business. Was it the perfect murder?
  • Wish Me From the Water

    by R E Swirsky

    A young boy commits suicide. The town folk believe it was another result of bullying but two brothers discover the truth and decide to take matters into their own hands.

    (Warning: This novel contains material about sexual abuse of children and domestic physical abuse. Although there is no graphic content some may still find the content disturbing).

  • The President's Ultimatum

    by john cavi
    When GERALD W. BURKE, the president of the United States, gives the leaders of Israel and Palestine an ultimatum to settle the conflict on his terms—or else, he triggers a chain reaction that threatens his presidency and his life. Opposition to his Israeli policy is voiced by Congress, ALPAC—the powerful Israeli lobby, and al-Qaeda and the Israeli Conservative Alliance who conspire to scuttle the agreement by any conceivable means, including assassination. At the center of the action is ARI BUG... more
  • The Proffer-LetMe Count The Ways

    by john cavi
    John Giordano, the former associate US attorney who successfully prosecuted the five NY crime families—known as the Commission Case— in the trial of the century, is selected by the president to run as the law and order candidate for the NY Senate. Giordano’s life gets complicated when he receives a visit from his former lover, Paula Fasano—the grand daughter of a Mafia Don—with whom he had a secret love affair thirty-five years ago. Accused of first-degree murder of her husband, Paula asks Jo... more
  • Deep Cover: The Copper Scroll

    by Richard Fliegel
    Deep Cover: the Copper Scroll is a spy thriller set in Israel and Iran. An American writer named Jason Goldfarb and his Palestinian bride Safiya are sent to Tehran by the Mossad to help an Iranian nuclear engineer defect. Their cover story is research for a new book about the Persian ruler Cyrus the Great -- while Jason keeps a deep cover story in reserve. The novel opens on the floor of an interrogation cell where Captain Afshin Zamaani of the Revolutionary Guard is determined to learn the tr... more
  • The Katrina Contract

    by Larry Nocella
    Kept secret from the American public, after the inept response of public emergency agencies to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, military contractor companies began quietly offering private emergency services. At a price only the wealthy can afford, these contracts function as a world-wide 9-1-1, offering personal rapid-response extraction from anywhere at any time in any situation. The Sunset Mist luxury liner has been overrun by terrorists off the coast of Florida. On board is billionaire Danfort... more
  • KHAKI=KILLER, ISBN 9780982444825

    by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson, M.S.
    KHAKI=KILLER, 3rd novel in THE COLOR OF EVIL series, follows young Tad McGreevy and friends at Cedar Falls' Sky High Lab School through the 2nd semester of their senior year. Recently named a "Page Turner" by Shelf Unbound magazine and NABE Pinnacle Thriller winner, the series details the adventures of the young man (Tad McGreevy) with the power to detect auras around others (Tetrachromatic Super Vision) and to relive the crimes of those with "the color of evil" in his dreams. Khaki=Killer. B... more
  • The Hard-Boiled Detective 1

    by Ben Solomon
    For the first time, the original 11 yarns from Solomon's ongoing, throw-back crime series are available in one volume. His nameless detective faces murderers, blackmailers, adulterers and racketeers—and that's only the first story in this collection. Ten more tales cover a never-ending parade of lowlifes, misfits and suckers, all narrated by the hard-luck gumshoe in his statements to the cops. If you're a fan of "Black Mask," Chandler and Hammett, you'll get a bang out of Solomon's take on old-s... more
  • The Big Disrupter

    by Paul Markun
    Idealistic entrepreneur Lionel Lane is struggling with his San Francisco-based company Double Vision Beverages. His only hope is winning the biggest social entrepreneur award ever, the one billion dollar Big Disrupter. Desperate, he partners with his brilliant ex-girlfriend Maxine Gold. Lionel and Maxine expand Double Vision into energy drinks in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado, with the help of a talented 21-year-old extreme skier, Reddi Christiansen. One by one the leading competi... more
  • Aloha Kahuna Soul

    by Rick Pruett
    Haunted by a chance meeting with a Kahuna, Alika Kealoha realizes the Hawaiian priest is a connection to the seafaring warriors of his ancestral past and the key to solving the mystery of his father’s disappearance. His investigation uncovers a secret, protected for hundreds of years by a Royal bloodline. Now pursued by murderous thugs, the tropical paradise he loves has turned into a nightmarish maze of betrayal and deceit. Alika finds solace and protection in a crew of locals, whose Mana leads... more

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