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by Carmen RadtkeA village idyll American Eve Holdsworth is living her quintessential English dream in a picturesque village in the countryside. Meeting an attractive stranger adds to the appeal. An unsolved murder But Ben Dryden is a pariah in Eve’s new neighbourhood, since his wife was murdered five years ago, and he was the only suspect. Eve, who is absolutely sure someone as charming as Ben could never be a killer, is determined to solve the case and clear Ben’s name, even if it’s against his will... more
by Jenifer KaninMeet Gary. A very average raccoon of average intelligence. His daily concerns are where to get his next snack and how to remain unnoticed. When his friend Jenny notices he bears a strikingly similar appearance to the local cat, his quiet life is soon turned upside-down with a brazen plan to infiltrate the homes of the nearby humans in search of food. Just when things seem to be going their way some of the local animals, both wild and domestic turn up missing or dead. The pair find themselves ... more
by Jode Millman\tBeing a Good Samaritan can be deadly. \tSingle mom and attorney Jessie Martin learns that lesson the hard way. \tDuring a violent spring thunderstorm, Jessie discovers an unconscious woman lying in a roadside ditch and dials 911 for help. Little does she know her compassion will propel her on a collision course with her estranged best friend, Detective Ebony Jones... and one of the most shocking mysteries in the Hudson Valley. \tThe badly beaten victim, Lissie Sexton, is a prostit... more
by Joe EttleA shocking crime . . . a mysterious clue . . .how does it all connect? Intrepid artifact recovery expert Rex Fletcher is tasked with tracking down a brazen group of criminals after they steal the Crown Jewels of England. But the closer he gets to them, the deadlier they become. With his erstwhile partner, Ruby Clarkson, by his side, can they uncover this mysterious group before all is lost? Or will they be allowed to enact their deadly plan to bring world powers to their knees through fear? ... more
by Chick Lit Café - Book Reviews
The highly anticipated follow up to EVOKE and book two in the Lake Haven series. It’s been two years since the accident that claimed the lives of three friends and stopped her heart. But when the truth brought Laney Thomas back, something followed. Together, Laney and Evan have moved forward from the night that changed their lives forever. They finished college, moved back home, and started the next chapter of their lives. But shortly after being back in Lake Haven, they began. ... more
by Marc Jedel
A small-town homicide. A community swamped in secrets. Can married amateur sleuths bait and capture the killer before the truth slips away?
Elizabeth Trout had escaped her rural Arkansas hometown. Compelled to sort through her deceased grandmother’s belongings, she and her new husband Jonas make an unexpected trip down south to the family ranch. But when the property manager turns up dead, Elizabeth is rocked when her ex-boyfriend-turned-deputy arrests her for the... more
by Anthony SlaytonWhen the reclusive Earl of Unsworth’s first party in over a decade is spoiled by murder, His Lordship’s loyal and efficient secretary, Mr. Quayle, must unravel a web of red-herrings and buried secrets before the murderer can strike again… “I do not wish to disturb you, your grace, but there is a body in the garden…” England, 1925. When a strange young woman is found murdered on the grounds of Unsworth Castle, the Earl and his family are astounded at first, but quickly become enraged when t... more
by Marvin Levine
by William Michael Ried
Having it all is great, until everything comes crashing down.
Atticus Forester is the son of a billionaire, living a life of privilege between a Manhattan townhouse and Pandion, the family compound on the coast of Maine. But young Atticus misses a flight on his father’s jet, and that changes everything.
Suddenly alone and on the street, Atticus must fend for himself armed only with his wits. He crashes in a Loisaida tenement and inve... more
by B.D. LawrenceCan a one-armed private detective save an Angel from the St. Louis sex trade? Lefty Bruder is minding his own business at his favorite bar when Eileen Seager asks him to find Angel, her missing niece. Lefty’s PI business is going nowhere, just where he wants it to go. But the picture of Angel and the thought of getting to know Eileen gnaws at him. Why not? He has nothing better to do. The PI discovers that a wealthy widower named Calvin Rockport kidnapped Angel from her pimp. He follows... more
by Bobbie RobinsI’ll Be Your Shadow is a fast-paced suspense, certain to surprise you with its heart-rending twists. Samantha Raven is a rich heir hunted by a ruthless criminal. She was kidnapped once, and she managed to get away. But is she safe because the kidnapper was never caught? She has either bad luck, or the same kidnapper is back chasing her again. She does not know who to trust. Two men are interested in her - both have their own reasons, and secrets. And then her worst nightmare happened again: a... more
by Jeff NaniaJust as Namekagon County sheriff John Cabrelli adjusts to his new job, a body is discovered in the woods — and he must race against time to unravel the case when the lives of even more victims are claimed within the wilderness… A gripping tale of crime fiction! From the back cover: When grouse hunters stumble upon a body in the backwoods, Sheriff John Cabrelli works to untangle the complex case, while stressed relationships, public outcries for justice, and pressure from the media compound ... more
by Karen MenuhinLadies man, dandy, charming rogue, thief. Montague Morgan has a buccaneering reputation and he doesn't give a damn – until he falls in love. He has a plan, he needs money and he knows how to get it. He and his lover conspire to escape to exotic lands with stolen gold. But the gold belongs to dangerous people and plans can go awry. Morgan disappears, has he escaped, or has he fallen prey to lethal retribution? Lennox's friend, ex Chief Inspector Swift is embroiled, and Lennox steps in to hel... more
by Delia C. PittsWhen cynical private eye SJ Rook is hired to guard the set of a hot new television show filming on the streets of Harlem, he expects his toughest challenge to be corralling star-struck fans. But on the last night of filming, murder writes a grim finale to the production. With his client dead, Rook’s pursuit of the truth begins. Distracted by stardust, the detective’s struggle to sort fact from fantasy takes on deadly urgency when the killer makes Rook the last target.
by Deborah stoneWhen the line between truth and lies blurs… Imagine being flooded with shame, unworthiness, and paranoia. Each day you wake up to a life that feels just beyond the reach of your control. No matter how many attempts you make to move forward, you are met repeatedly with betrayal and rejection from your family - the very people who are supposed to love you the most. This is the reality for Rachel. Since childhood, all she has ever desired is to be loved, to be seen, to be accepted, yet she faces... more
by R.J. NorgardStill haunted by the death of his wife, Sid is persuaded to help defend a drug addict accused in the hit-and-run death of a native man. Soon Sid begins to doubt his client's guilt, suspicions that are reinforced when a key witness surfaces whose testimony could blow the case wide open. Sid and his witness suddenly find themselves in the crosshairs of malevolent forces hell-bent on burying the truth. With the lives of his client and his witness hanging in the balance, Sid is determined to make th... more