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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
by Deirdre Riordan HallKnives Out meets One of Us is Lying with a hint of the Inheritance Games. Like the original whodunnit, Clue, this suspenseful mystery also has multiple endings, explaining what could have happened. They all have secrets. They all have motives. They all tell lies. Every year, at a prestigious boarding school, Professor Groff hosts the Midnight Masquerade. But this year, before the festivities, he’s discovered dead in his office. Yet six students still receive invitations. The same six stude... more
by Amy Sewell
When a lone gambler, in the risky business of euthanizing the terminally ill, is called home by her childhood buddy for her services, she faces the toughest job of her career, forcing her to revisit and reckon with an unwelcoming past.
Dutch, the complicated heroine of Pocket8s, does two things well: plays poker and kills people. But when a job goes south, she begins to question her ability – and intentions. Methodically juggling the care of a challenged child and an off-the-radar... more
Lizzie Loftus and the Missing Peanut Butter Cookies: A Science Method Mystery by Ruth E. Propper, Ph.D.by Kids Lit Book Cafe
Poor Lizzie! She has only one hour to solve the ‘Mystery of the Missing Cookies’ or she’s doomed to have liver and lima beans for dinner! Fortunately, in this witty, fast-paced children’s book, aimed toward readers 5-12, Lizzie’s friends Robert and Joule are willing to investigate the scene of the crime with her. Using humor, along with relatable characters and events, this quirky tale is an excellent introduction to the scientific method. Can the sleuths... more
by K.M. HardySampson Angus McKay is approached by his old friend, Chief Anthony Humbar, for help with an elusive serial killer that has been haunting him for 40 years: the Christmas Angel. The number of victims this heinous criminal has left behind has Sam and his team clawing at every possible lead, scrambling for answers and this time the stakes are even higher as the Angel has escalated his patterns. With the help of a disgraced psychologist and Humbar’s old partner, the seven of them get closer than ever... more
by David C. DawsonEveryone has secrets… but some are fatal. 1932, London. Late one December night Simon Sampson stumbles across the body of a woman in an alleyway. Her death is linked to a plot to assassinate the King on Christmas Day. Simon resolves to do his patriotic duty and unmask the traitors. But Simon Sampson lives a double life. Not only is he a highly respected BBC radio announcer, but he’s also a man who loves men, and as such must live a secret life. His investigation risks revealing his other l... more
by Paul WillsSam and his two close friends and cousin come across an old article documenting a long-forgotten house in the woods near his neighborhood. This old house was long-rumored to contained an abundance of treasure - which led to a group of three kids to go searching to find it. Inevitably, they were were never heard from again. That was almost a hundred years ago. Now, it's Sam and his friends turn to seek out the mysterious 'Shadow House' and find out what happened to those kids as well as take ... more