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by Aaron PalmerChicago. Taylor Street. 1986. Accomplished burglar Ralph "Beans" Trombino surrounds himself with the fringe elements that frequent the neighborhood social clubs. Outfit guys ,dirty cops, thieves, bookies, and gamblers. With his photographic memory and almost supernatural instincts, Beans has developed a reputation among his kind as an exceptional planner of heists. He and his life long friends, Cosh and Izzy, consider themselves honorable thieves. No stickups. No killing for money. No steal... more
by Stacy WilderNancy Drew meets How the Grinch Stole Christmas in this delightful cozy mystery set in Charleston, SC. Who’s stealing the holiday decorations? They’re disappearing like Christmas cookies from PeggyLou Designs, and Lou’s newly launched event planning service is in trouble. He implores his neighbor and friend, Private Investigator Liz Adams, to bring the thief to justice. The clock is ticking. It’s only ten days until the mayor’s big holiday celebration. The party that will make or break Lou... more
by Kathbell StumpfBased on the centuries old nursery rhyme "Mary Mack", the origin of which is unknown, Miss Mary brings life to Mary Mack. Miss Mary focuses on a Civil War-era restless spirit who enlists the help of a modern-day teenage girl to help solve the mysterious disappearance of her fiancé. Although classified as young adult, this cozy light paranormal mystery romance can be enjoyed by a reader of any age 13+.
by M.J. McDuffieIn this riveting paranormal political thriller, prepare to embark on a dangerous pulse-pounding adventure where the past and present collide, whilst around every corner – evil lurks in the shadows. When fate intertwines the path of Remy Montgomery – an FBI agent with the unique ability to see auras with the captivating widow, Belle Brooks – who finds herself entangled in the dark legacy of her billionaire criminal husband – their unusual lives turn upside down. But Belle has some secret magica... more
by Karmen ŠpiljakSavour the spicy tang of dark and twisted tales in Pass the Cyanide, a follow-up to the award-winning collection of culinary mysteries, Add Cyanide to Taste. From an old friend hiding a deadly secret to a ravenous house with an appetite for friends, this collection masterfully blends the allure of food and the thrill of mystery. Each story is a rich and satisfying serving of crime, with a twist that will leave you wanting more. A must-read for fans of culinary noir and foodies who love a p... more
by Rachel AukesFor two decades, Sam Brodie has never let a poacher get away or come across an animal print she couldn't identify… until she tracks a vicious predator that went extinct in the Ice Age. But when Sam reaches the saber-tooth tiger, she finds herself in the crosshairs of ruthless hunters intent on having no witnesses. With killers on her tail, she uncovers a chilling plot to clone extinct predators for a barbaric "extreme" hunting experience for the wealthy elite. But these creatures are not sim... more
by Joseph Brennan
Infamous London boy whore the Pipe has been found dead on the Brighton sands, stirring an obsessive hunt for clues and culprits in this gay whodunnit from the Lammy-nominated author of LOOSE LIPS.
The year is 1888, it's Ripper murders in the capital as the New World flaunts a Gilded Age. In London, best men seek solace in the gentlemen's clubs, away places catering to their every interest.
Sizar's is a secret one, a new-club ... more
by Brett J JenkinsFrom an Albany hospital bed, John, a stay-at-home dad and casual private detective, tells the story of his attempt to find Richie Curtz, a white middle-aged man, missing now for over a month. Despite several probable leads, the official investigation has stalled. But John, the Nostalgia Detective, suspects the most promising lead has so far been overlooked: the connection between Richie’s ‘last seen wearing’ grunge-era outfit, his upcoming fortieth birthday, and the recent death of a 1990s music... more
by John Baird RogersWhen HelioCorp’s attempt to connect to the power grid fails spectacularly, Joe Mayfield and Louise Napolitani are drawn into a plot by the Sobaki, a triumvirate of Russian oligarchs, to control the US grid, endear themselves to the new Russian Premier, and make a couple of billion bucks. The action of the story overlays Joe and Weezy’s growing relationship as friends, colleagues and now lovers. Joe would tell you Weezy is the smartest, quirkiest person he’s ever met, and he would say he’s an ord... more
by Kim Hays
This third Polizei Bern mystery begins with the deliberate hit-and-run death of Andi Eberhart, a woman riding her bicycle home from an evening curling practice. Her devastated wife, Nisha, a second-generation immigrant from Sri Lanka, is convinced the death was no accident. Andi had been receiving homophobic hate mail for several years, and the letters grew uglier after the couple’s baby was born.
Bern homicide Detective Giuliana Linder is assigned to investigate what happened to ... more
by Thomas Annino
by Lisa AlfanoArianna Worthington proved them all wrong. To the casual observer, she's just a rich and privileged girl with an undoubtedly fabulous future awaiting once she graduates her elite boarding school, but what do they know? The details of her horrific accident last year were well-documented by the press, but a select few know the real story... The "accident" was an attempt at murder, waged by her secret half-sister and ex-bestie, Jess. The ordeal, among other issues, has left Ari traumatized, but sh... more
by Ryann Magnus
In the quiet farmlands of Fromach, an elderly woman's body is found mutilated in her home while her ward, Marie, vanishes without a trace. Assigned to the case is Detective Payne, a seasoned investigator who seeks out the worst of tragedies in the name of justice. Little does he know, he's about to embark on a relentless pursuit that will test his limits.
Marie's tumultuous past starts to unravel. As a child, she witnessed her stepfather brutalize her mother before fleeing t... more
by Kay DiBianca
Get in, sit down, buckle up, and hang on!
Private pilot Cassie Deakin lands in the middle of an unwanted adventure when she discovers her beloved Uncle Charlie has been attacked and seriously injured by thieves.
But Cassie has a problem. She doesn't know who she can trust. Still, she's determined to solve the mystery behind the assault on her uncle, so she reluctantly agrees to team up with Deputy Frank White, a man she definitely does not trust, to f... more
by Carol PotenzaCan solving a mysterious poisoning save her career? Oh, and lead her to a long-lost buried treasure? Wait. AND thrust her into the arms of true love? Paleontologist and poisons expert Myrna P. Lee, Ph.D. isn't a team player. Not because she doesn't want to be. She's just not very good at it. Even her dog gives her attitude. So, when she—and the dog—are sent to a remote billionaire's ranch tasked with solving an environmental poisoning, it's just fine with her. She doesn't need anyone else, no... more
by Kenneth A. SilverSongs For the Deaf is the untold story of the link between one of the unsolved MIA mysteries and the inexplicable bubonic plague epidemics that ravaged North Vietnam throughout the war, of the individuals who sought to establish that link, and of the forces that sought to prevent them from doing so. But the heart and soul of this galvanizing story resides in the protagonist, Miles Curtin. From his first big splash as an articles editor on the Columbia Law Review, where he transformed articles in... more