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by J.F. ForanReturning to San Francisco after successfully brokering a large project with the President of Egypt, advisor Brooks Davidson starts a relationship with attractive psychologist Sarah Pierce. Little do they know that their comfortable lives will be shattered by a series of catastrophic events brought about by the impulsive actions of an unscrupulous Egyptian Cabinet Minister, determined to reclaim his waning power at all costs.
by nathan timmelAfter losing his wife, Evan Francart is depressed. He has an axe to grind with the pharmaceutical company that jacked up the price of her medications, but feels powerless against a billion-dollar corporation. Then he meets Cassandra. She shows Evan a way to both end his life and become a hero. With her guidance, Evan interrupts a company board meeting and blows the building sky-high. As FBI agents Susan Chamberlain and Michael Godwin discover, Evan is the first of many. Ninety-nine more... more
by L.A. DetwilerFrom USA Today Bestselling author L.A. Detwiler comes a dark domestic thriller that will hook you from the first page. Evette Harding's world of maternal bliss is perfect except for one thing: there's something wrong with her husband. John is a lawyer and loving husband by day. However, ever since the baby came, his dark habits from the past are re-emerging. Once, she was fine with playing Bonnie to his Clyde. Now, with the baby to think about, it terrifies her. As she delves into his... more
by Linda S. BrowningFor more than two years Leslie Barrett has been obsessed with solving the neighborhood mystery of Alice Farrow in Lake Manchester Townhomes. Daily multiple deliveries to Unit #7 generated more than one conspiracy theory. Leslie and her best friend, Belinda, along with Leslie's eight-pound dog, Riff-Raff, never dreamed the answer would require the discovery of yet another water-logged corpse.
by Leslie Tall Manning
Bronze Medal Winner, Readers' Favorite
Erica O’Donnell is hardly the quintessential high school senior. She doesn’t have a driver’s license. She’s never been to a concert. Sports are out of the question. She doesn’t own a pair of heels. No boy has ever asked her out. All of this for good reason: Erica faints. A lot. And at the most inconvenient times. Chronic fainting, also known as syncope, keeps Erica on the sidelines as the odd-girl out. Luc... more
by Helen Walsh
When Jane's partner goes missing she needs to find out if he''s in danger while also contending with the politics of running a large international film festival: Hollywood power brokers, Russian oil speculators, Chinese propagandists, and a board chair who seemingly has it out for her.
Jane has been appointed interim director of the Worldwide Toronto Film Festival after her boss has been removed for sexual harassment. Knives are out all around her, as factions within the com... more
by Joseph C. GiocondaAuthors Grace Elizabeth, Amy Yun Yu, Isabel Rincón, Petar Vrbich and Joseph C. Gioconda delve into the dark, brutal world of death and mystery in this collection of 33 short stories. These stories all feature ordinary characters and their extraordinary circumstances, interweaving darkness and death with accounts of heartbreak, murder, longing, and uncertainty. The writers tap into the characters’ minds, bringing out their deepest emotions of shock, insecurities, fear, and rage. Longing, un... more
by Hy ConradA Callie McFee mystery. An investigative reporter enters the world of hip, holistic cures as she tries to prove that the suicide she just tried to prevent was in reality a cold-blooded murder.
by John G. BluckFlorida Grand Theft & Other Tales is a collection of sixteen crime and science fiction short stories. Some of the tales are strictly fictional crime stories. Others are solely in the science fiction genre. Many other yarns combine both crime and sci-fi genres
by Elaelah HarleyWilla Triston's life turns upside down after she gets falsely accused for a crime. The local Sheriff apologetically lets him in on the case, and she soon watches her worlds collide after looking into the crimes of local electricians in her town.
by Carmen Cady
An unstoppable game. One with deadly consequences.
Jack Calloway, criminal profiler and private investigator, is back. Jack has a new case—a trail of emails sent to him by a woman in fear for her life. A woman who is now missing. And a dead reporter who possessed information she desperately wanted Jack to have.
When Seattle Police Detective Ed Halstead reaches out to Jack for a consultation on two dead people, Ed’s case collides with Jack’s, and their investigati... more
by Golden November
Flower Rose is a no-nonsense, savvy woman. Flower Rose and her older brother Dr. Yes sell valuable, hard-to-find books. In 1992 Flower Rose was a senior attending Milestoneville University, and now it is time for her intriguing story to begin.
by Phil ThomasStuck in another time, Richard Langley just wants to find his way back home. Richard, a former college professor, wanders a local neighborhood bookstore where he stumbles upon the find of a lifetime: a signed copy of Tamerlane and Other Poems. He's then swept to another era where he is alone, confused, and his only mission is to return home. While struggling to adapt to his nineteenth-century environment, Richard meets a man he must help exonerate from false accusations in order to restore... more
by Kelly Brady Channick
Take one spunky smart valedictorian, one clever billionaire athlete, one gossipy in-the-know cheerleader and one technological genius, and throw a string of burglaries into their usually quiet, coastal hometown and what do you get? A freshman year of high school, filled with intrigue and humor.
What starts out as a fun hobby for the four friends, turns serious when someone close to the gang becomes the fall guy. Using their unique, individual skills, Maddie, Cornelious, Carly and Pilot ... more
by Golden November
This action-drama story puts the reader in a unique position to gain perspective on the plot and depth of each character. The story starts with a flashback to 1994 when 24-year old G is attending training for his new unique job. During the training, he becomes a 24-year-old man of character. After becoming experienced at working for a company that helps people, he meets JBT. When they get burned out, they resign and become business partners specializing in recovering missing valuables and boo... more
by Joan MerriamSlicing into the poisonous underbelly of the global sex trade, investigative journalist Tess Alexander finds herself catapulted into an unspeakable world that she barely knew existed. Her search for the ringleaders drives her thousands of miles from the safety of her northern California home to the streets and alleyways of Ukraine, Crimea, and Great Britain. During the course of her investigation, Tess uncovers the sinister extent of the trafficking operation, and almost pays with her life.