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by Karen FullerIn a sleepy little parish just outside of New Orleans, murder is no rare occurrence. Sergeant Lance Knight has a pile of unsolved homicide cases on his desk. On the surface, none seem to be connected. The victims are all men with money or power. An investment banker, a lawyer, and a local politician. They don’t socially run in the same circles. Lance can’t find a connection. Working closely with coroner Gina Goodwin, Lance and Gina discover a pattern. Three unrelated things the bodies all hav... more
by Khaled TalibLaurence Turner, a pharmacist from Sydney, is wracked with guilt after his fiancé dies on a sailing trip. The tragedy is followed by yet another fatal incident when he dispenses the wrong medication to a customer. Laurence moves to the Clare Valley in South Australia for a fresh start, but when he stumbles across the dead body of a visiting American reporter, things take a turn for the worst. The case explodes into far more than Laurence could ever expect with the arrival of a beautiful Am... more
by Brian ParkinWealth, thrill, the net closing in around a somewhat likable protagonist, and the gamification of murder come together in Brian Parkin’s Manifesto for a Serial Killer. Jessica Harper, a wealthy 23-year-old Australian socialite, has killing as her major hobby. A formidably intelligent and driven woman, self-taught in coding, hacking, and various other useful skills, Jessica designs an app, the Manifesto, to generate a series of random targets, murder weapons, locations, murderer characteristics, ... more
by Phillipa Nefri Clark
A late night. An icy road. A car wrapped around a tree.
When Detective Liz Moorland stares at the lifeless faces of her ex-colleague’s daughter and son-in-law, she knows it is enough to push Vince Carter over the edge.
Vince, a bitter and reclusive retired cop, was once a hero to many. But in his eyes, he has failed those he most loved. Estranged from his daughter before her death, the enormity of his loss is immeasurable.
While Liz&rsqu... more
by Joshua MartinWelcome to the city of Greenville, where murder is never what it seems. Detective Lynn Pocker and her team are battling crime on several fronts: two serial murderers and a secret organization that has been pulling the strings of crime and justice for decades. Our heroine will have to fight this and her own personal struggles as she herself becomes ensnared in the game of foxes and hounds.
by Kenneth TentarelliRenaissance Italy 1465: Rumors of insurrection in Renaissance Pisa spur Florentine authorities to send young lawyer Nico Argenti and his team to stop the troublemakers before they resort to violence. In Pisa, the team uncovers more than expected: smuggling, abduction, and murder. But their search for the rebel leader also sets Nico as a target. The hunt turns urgent when the rebels show their resolve by abducting the provincial governor. Nico’s efforts to discover the source of the rebels... more
by Ron FritschTed discovers his boyfriend Warren in their backyard garden—dead. Ted soon learns he’s a suspect in Warren’s murder.
by Hassan RiazFive years into a deadly menglavirus pandemic, Dr. Harrison Boyd has accomplished what no one else has been able—he has developed a vaccine for history’s most lethal virus. But a powerful US senator—Scott Spaulding—is intent on keeping the vaccine from the public for his own nefarious purposes. Harrison must race against time to eradicate the virus before Senator Spaulding eradicates him instead. Hassan Riaz is a writer and physician whose fiction has appeared in Antioch Review, Slice Magazin... more
by Mike WalshamAndrew was recruited into the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) in 1939 for his linguistic talents and other qualities suitable for working in the Service. By early July 1940, he had already been sent on four missions including the sabotaging of a train carrying tank engines inside Germany, assisting in the evacuation of BEF soldiers from Dunkirk on one of the ‘small ships’ and surviving a number of life-threatening incidents when bringing King Haakon and the Norwegian cabinet from no... more
by Brittany ButlerIn the near future, Earth’s oil reserves are depleted. Nations grapple to find an alternative energy source. Terrorists race for control over world resources. And the Syndicate―a conglomerate of allied intelligence agencies―struggles to maintain peace. Syndicate operative Juliet Arroway and her best friend, Mariam, a progressive Saudi princess, are tasked with hunting down terrorists and putting an end to the global energy war, the same mission that cost Juliet’s father his life. But when mul... more
by Debbi MackWhen Marine veteran and aspiring private eye Erica Jensen gets a frantic call for help from one of her clients, she rushes to her house. Upon arrival, she finds the client and her husband brutally murdered. Given her background, the police consider her a "person of interest". Meanwhile, witnesses who could clear her are winding up dead. Can Erica solve the case and avoid being framed for murder?
by Henry D. TrettWould you be willing to watch a stranger's senseless death, or would you be willing to kill and protect a life? Oh, and by the way, you now have mere seconds to make up your mind: 3...2...1...Times up! David Alan Taylor simply wanted to celebrate his birthday, but fate had other plans for him that night; forcing him to blindly choose between getting involved or watching things evolve. What would you do? This is the simple choice presented to David; just a normal guy with a day job, s... more
by Bob KellyYoung Chicago Detective Jack Fallon takes on his first murder case with his new partner Elaina Rodriguez as part of an elite task force while also dealing with dire threats from a southside Chicago street gang. This adventurous tale of mystery and suspense is fast-paced and will keep adult readers of all ages riveted and anxious to find out what happens next.
by Michael Craft
Desert Deadline: A Dante & Jazz Mystery (series installment #2)
Dante O’Donnell and Jazz Friendly make an unlikely pair of crime solvers, thrust together by iffy circumstances in the so-called paradise of sunny Palm Springs. He’s white and gay, a concierge at a vacation-rental outfit; she’s Black and straight, a private eye on the rebound from a failed marriage.
Maude Movay, a reclusive author of romance novels, is facing a tight deadline for a m... more
by Paul Richardson
by Corey Lynn Fayman
When nurse and fledgling pilot Lucinda Rhodes hires guitar-playing private detective Rolly Waters to track down a Stratocaster guitar owned by her deceased father, Rolly is thrilled to take on her case, especially when he learns the guitar’s original owner may have been Jimi Hendrix. But Gerry Rhodes’s reckless personal history leads to more questions than Rolly and Lucinda have bargained for when San Diego Police detective Bonnie Hammond opens an investigation into his death.... more