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by Louise EmblingLotty is a clumsy single Forensic Scientist, and there are many reasons for that; more people have seen the Holy Grail than have seen Lotty’s genitals. But that will soon be changing, as she sets out to solve the murder of a gossip columnist, all while trying to control her flatulence in the presence of a recently relocated Detective Sergeant. Not forgetting using a marital aid as a self-defence weapon...
by Scott ShepherdAiden devoted thirty years of his life to the NYPD wherein he worked aggressively as a street cop and homicide detective. Friends and colleagues affectionately dubbed him ‘The Hammer’. His retirement from the NYPD was a bittersweet turning point in his life. In 2015, Aiden decided to retire and live a quiet life with his wife, Alexis, in the fictional small town of Hill Valley, Tennessee. What began as a quiet and seemingly perfect retirement quickly turns into a world filled with rage and grief... more
by Jim ChambersFraud, murder, sexual exploitation and political corruption threaten the worlds of young businessman, Christopher Townsend and civil servant, Caroline Hope. Christopher’s dreams of riches are in peril whilst Caroline becomes suicidal. And government collapse seems likely. Christopher Townsend is a motivated young businessman determined to prove himself in the wake of his abusive father’s damning comments. He identifies an outlet for his ambitions and quest for success in the corporate world, whe... more
by Shawn Scuefield
A crime from the past revisited...Retired detectives Robert Raines and Dale Gamble are horrified to learn three young black girls have been kidnapped from Englewood…again! A copycat has re-created the decades old crime that scarred both men during their days with the Chicago Police Department. But unlike in the original case, this perpetrator leaves taunting clues and has made it a game with a chilling stipulation: Find the girls within 72 hours, or they die!<... more
by Scott GibsonIn Belle Epoque Paris, British journalist Percy Welles hires the beautiful and eccentric Georges Seigneur to help him run a news wire service. Georges draws Welles into an examination of the notorious Dreyfus Affair, the case of a French officer unmasked as a traitor and a spy. But Welles has a secret, one he cannot reveal to Georges: he has been sent to Paris by the British government to run an agent of his own. Torn between his love for Georges and his duty to his country, Welles attempts to s... more
by Courtney McFarlinProfessional home stager Brynn Sullivan is known as the person to call if you can’t sell a home. Little do her clients know that she has a secret! When a beautiful Victorian sits on the market for too long, the desperate realtor reaches out for help. But this time, Brynn may be in over her head as a ghostly mystery from the past collides with a present-day murder. Will she be able to solve both cases in time? If you like paranormal cozies, funny spirits, and amateur sleuths, you’ll love ... more
by Courtney McFarlinShe's found an unlikely consultant to help solve the crime. But this speaking pet might just prove purr-fect... Hannah Murphy yearns for a real news story. But after a strange migraine results in an unexpected ability to talk to her cat, she must keep the kitty-communication skills a secret if she wants to advance from fluff pieces to covering felonies. And when she literally trips over a slain body, she's shocked her feline companion is the best partner to crack the case. Convinced she's ... more
by R.G. JohansenA killer has arrived in Atlanta and set in motion a chain of events that can only be described as a roller coaster nightmare. Detective John Williams, a diehard Southerner has been tasked with solving the crimes, a job made more complex given his responsibility as a single parent to his preschool daughter, Boo. When you add a new, know-it-all partner straight out of the New York City Police Department to the mix, it makes matters even more difficult. Get ready for the twists and turns that pit t... more
by Gloria BarnettLucy can’t even swim when she moves to Pontus Island, but with help from her new friends, Jack and Solomon, she overcomes her fears. Learning to dive takes Lucy deeper into the ocean, but she soon realizes the ocean is an alien world … where humans are not meant to be. This is not like visiting a zoo! These creatures are not in cages. These animals are in their wild natural habitat and any creature can come up behind you without you seeing it. Although some of these creatures are scary and dange... more
by Mark ShaikenA secret family legacy becomes a ticking time bomb ... Skyscraper developer, Quincy Witherman, has continued his family's two-hundred-year practice of hiding assets in Switzerland. Now, needing protection from his creditors, he hires bankruptcy lawyer Josephina Jillian Jones – 3J – but fails to disclose the Swiss assets to 3J, his bankers, the IRS, and the bankruptcy court ... all felonies. 3J knows in her gut that something is wrong. So does Witherman's banker, Stacy Milnes. Will anyone ... more
by Dean Comyn'Not Yet Detective' Charles Burns hasn't joined a newly formed task force of the Metropolitan Police. That was supposed to happen Monday. But a brilliant young scientist has disappeared, along with his potentially lethal discovery, and an unknown organisation with a global agenda may have plans to weaponise Dr Veda's discovery. Was he kidnapped, coerced or complicit in a plot to commit mass murder? Now, Burns and MCU2 must act to find the scientist and stop his creation from becoming a Weapon ag... more
by Ben KushnerJan VanRijn hoped that assassinating the vice president of the United States would bring The Society, his sinister organization, to heel. Instead, The Society's plans to foment World War III have continued unimpeded, and Jan is no closer to rescuing his kidnapped sister, Anja. Jan joins forces with a contingent of experienced operatives and their calculating leader. When Jan and his allies are forced to set out on their own, they must stalk an old enemy through the wilds of Siberia. ... more
by Matt PhillipsThis haunting, hardboiled tale follows detective Frank “Slim Fat” Pinson and his partner as they try to unravel the vexing mystery surrounding a who-done-it drug murder in San Diego. Frank “Slim Fat” Pinson is your regular hardboiled murder cop—hell, Frank’s a cliché. His wife is dead after jumping from a bridge and he’s a mal-practicing Catholic. He’s tough as nails. Hard as sin. Except not. When Frank and his partner, “Skinny” Slade Ryerson, catch a cartel murder case, they’re sucked int... more
by Karmen Spiljak
A sinister cook, a cursed cake, and a casual dinner between neighbours that goes murderously wrong.
This collection of culinary mysteries ascends the jagged culinary heights you’ve hungered to explore but could never find on a map: a family business that depends on a cursed recipe, a remote mountain village with a taste for revenge, a particularly peckish ghost. As the characters swoon over every unforgettable mouthful and sometimes bite off more than they c... more
by Michael PronkoAfter a top-tier manager in Japan’s premier media company ends up dead in front of company headquarters, Detective Hiroshi enters the high-pressure, hard-driving world of Tokyo’s large corporations. Hiroshi quickly finds out the manager fell from the roof at the exact same spot as an employee suicide three years before. With little more to go on, Hiroshi can’t tell if the manager’s death was a guilt-ridden suicide, a careless accident, or a grisly personnel decision. The only certainty is th... more
by Jacqueline Cayer Nelson McDonaldPaper girl Jackie is a loner who can tell good people from bad at a glance. Caretaker to her baby brother and simple, strong-man uncle, she finds escape in the nighttime stalking of an odd stranger. Her paper route and unusual hobby yield unexpected insight into two unrelated murders. When she and her mentor, Detective Dahm team up, they solve both murders and trigger another.