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Mystery/Thriller

  • CLIFF DIVER

    by Carmen Amato
    When Emilia Cruz, Acapulco’s first and only female police detective, dives into the investigation of a dirty cop’s death, she might just hit the rocks instead of the water. Forced to lead the murder investigation into the death of her shady lieutenant, Emilia faces resentment from the other detectives as well as a blood-spattered crime scene, no witnesses, and the shadow of counterfeit ransom money. The dead lieutenant led a double life in Acapulco full of illicit sex and financial manipulat... more
  • DIABLO NIGHTS

    by Carmen Amato
    The deadly combination of a religious relic and a cruise ship murder victim propel Emilia Cruz, Acapulco's first female police detective, into a maze of cartel smuggling and revenge killings in DIABLO NIGHTS, the third novel in the explosive new international mystery series. Ora Ciega, a rare heroin strain from Colombia, is found on the cruise ship body, promising more drug war violence for Acapulco's already bloody streets. At the same time, the relic points toward a gruesome kidnapping case... more
  • Hat Dance

    by Carmen Amato
    Acapulco’s first and only female police detective, Emilia Cruz, is back in HAT DANCE and risking a dance with the devil in order to catch a violent arsonist and find a missing girl. With hot nights on the beach and suspense straight out of the headlines, HAT DANCE and the Emilia Cruz mystery series go inside Mexico's drug war with a fearless style and a woman who'll be hard to forget. HAT DANCE is the second novel in the Emilia Cruz mystery series. It follows CLIFF DIVER, the novel that Kirku... more
  • The Galadima Conspiracy

    by Dan Abubakar
    When President Galadima of Nigeria goes AWOL, the entire world is curious about the situation. When a former KGB agent ‘sees’ him die, the world wants proof. When an aspiring New York based blogger reports the death he becomes the target of a nefarious assassin who would stop at nothing to see him dead. What is real, what is not and what dark secret is everyone trying to hide? From Saudi Arabia to London, New York to Nigeria, former CIA agent Leah Givens and blogger Dele Pearce m... more
  • Carpe Diem, Illinois

    by Kristin A. Oakley
    For decades, the small town of Carpe Diem, Illinois has quietly unschooled its children, eschewing tests and classrooms for real-life experiences. Now, long-smoldering political feuds and deep personal secrets threaten to explode. When her mother is hospitalized in Carpe Diem after an auto accident, teenager Tali Shaw, the daughter of a powerful state senator, finds herself at the heart of a vicious conspiracy to bring Carpe Diem down. Can prize-winning Chicago Examiner reporter Leo Townsend ove... more
  • Back In Town

    by Marc A. Di Giacomo
    The small town of Hutchville, New York is turned upside down. No longer is it the quaint, sleepy, suburb of New York City. Detective Matt Longo is back on the job and embroiled in his latest nightmare. Further complicating matters is the revelation of his partner’s corruption and organized crime ties; Donny Mello has left a bitter trail of lies and deceit. With his kid brother and newly promoted Detective Franny Longo by his side, will Matt be able to put his past behind him? Special Agent Cyn... more
  • In A Small Town

    by Marc A. Di Giacomo
    The shotgun blast catches Detective Matt Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference. While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a family funeral for someone "connected," a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question Donny about his family business. What will Matt learn from the Agent? Will Donny Mello return in time to help Matt Longo catch his... more
  • Pawns in the Dark

    by Tyler Morgan
    What do you get when you cross the world's most notorious gangster-turned-music-mogul, two assassins, a reclusive billionaire who hasn't been seen publicly in years, a few less-than-lily-white Senators, a crooked policeman, a rising music star, and finally, an ex-FBI agent that is hell-bent on finding his wife's killer? You get an action-packed adventure, in which each of the participants painfully learns the truth — that they are mere pawns in someone else’s game, that their destinies are inext... more
  • Summer's Winter

    by Robin Johns Grant
    When Jeanine finally connects with film star Jamie Newkirk, the object of her obsession, will it be a dream come true? Or will she be pulled into his family's nightmare of secrets, control, and death? At age ten, preacher's daughter Jeanine fell in love with young movie star Jamie Newkirk and the character he played--Danny Summer. Jeanine believed God Himself promised Jamie would be part of her life--that he would rescue her from boring rural Georgia. But eleven years later, she's graduating... more
  • T. S. Livingston and the Mystery at Madame Molineaux's

    by Violet Selborne
    Twin sisters Maddie and Jo Livingston have spent their lives traveling the world with their famous archaeologist parents. But when the Livingstons’ work takes them on a mysterious year-long excavation in Siberia, much too dangerous for two twelve-year-old girls, Maddie and Jo are whisked off to a castle in Switzerland, where they find themselves piecing together a mystery of their own. Madame Molineaux’s School for Girls is filled with interesting students and professors from all over Europe... more
  • 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.

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