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Mystery/Thriller

  • Angel's Lust

    by Christina Hoag
    When the unidentified body of a man bearing a brand under his designer business suit turns up in a Los Angeles alley, LAPD Detective Verity Thrett suspects it’s no accidental death. Much to her annoyance, the case also attracts the attention of a brash new transfer, Detective Finbar McNab, who’ll stop at nothing to get his derailed career back on track. As they spar over the investigation, they zero in on a lurid and lucrative underground lifestyle that leads to a long forgotten murder.
  • Skin of Tattoos

    by Christina Hoag
    Sometimes your best friends are your worst enemies. Los Angeles homeboy Magdaleno is paroled from prison after serving time on a gun possession frameup by a rival, Rico, who takes over as gang shotcaller in Mags’s absence. Mags promises himself and his Salvadoran immigrant family a fresh start, but he can’t find either the decent job or the respect he craves from his parents and his firefighter brother, who look at him as a disappointment. Moreover, Rico, under pressure to earn money to free th... more
  • The Curing Room

    by Michael Winn
    “…a superb thriller.” -IndieReader Nothing is what is seems. A horrific accident. A dead girl. A long-held secret. All the lies and deceit lead to the same mysterious room. This psychologically astute, character-driven thriller unfolds within a sleepy New England college town where Ava Marie Stassi is a young, adjunct professor struggling to advance her career while coping with a recent break-up. After tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Ava is forced by circumstance to match wits against a volati... more
  • The Dagger With Two Blades

    by N. Scoto Bowen
    A lethal love story in magical Venice, where Dan Hooper, an innocent watercolorist, falls in love with a beauty whose twin is in the spell of an evil ogre. The stuff of fairy tales, but this is a savage descent into the world of the criminally rich, where law has no meaning, deception is the only truth, and dead men tell no tales. Dan’s love strains against a tide of ill-gotten wealth while an implacable adversary tracks his every move, and, just when safety seems secure, disaster strikes. Heart... more
  • Dead Weight: A Jack Hart Mystery

    by Rosemary Reeve

    "A woman doesn't kill herself when she's losing weight," said the court reporter.  Or does she?  Seattle attorney Jack Hart is defending his client's refusal to pay on a life insurance policy. Everything points to suicide, except that the young woman lost 50 pounds in the six months before she jumped or fell 10 stories to her death. Suicide, accident - or murder?  This fourth installment of the Jack Hart mystery series takes Jack across charismati... more

  • Only the Good: A Jack Hart Mystery

    by Rosemary Reeve
    Seattle attorney Jack Hart is cleaning up the mess his long-lost father left behind. As he juggles his dad's polluting Bellingham paper mill, his dad's grand, empty house on Orcas Island, and his dad's other family, who may not be what they seem, Jack begins to suspect that his father may still be alive - but may want Jack dead.
  • No Good Deed: A Jack Hart Mystery

    by Rosemary Reeve

    What would you do if your best friend were charged with first-degree murder?   Jack Hart and Harmony Piper are young civil litigators at a large Seattle law firm. They know they are in over their heads when their friend Mark is charged in a police-involved shooting.   Jack and Harmony search for a defense for Mark while racial tension rips the city with riots and fast-tracks Mark's prosecution. Top brass in the Seattle Police Department and Mark's father seem to have their o... more

  • Killed It

    by LuLu Smith
    Ally Brown has lost her creative voice as a comedian and is hiding her failure from Drew Stephens, her live-in boyfriend. She has a day job as a legal assistant at a prestigious New York law firm which she is not particularly good at and also hates. When Elise Newman, the attorney she works with, disappears without a trace, an already bad day escalates into a violent encounter with a man in the park. Gaining a false sense of control, Ally channels her rage into further acts of vigilantism unt... more
  • Late Fees

    by Marshall Thornton
    It’s Thanksgiving, 1992 and Noah Valentine is late picking his mother up from the airport. When he arrives he discovers that she’s made a friend on the flight whose also waiting for her son. When the woman’s son doesn’t show up, they eventually take her home for breakfast with neighbor’s Marc and Louis. Soon after, they learn that her son has overdosed—or has he? Noah and his motley crew investigate over the holiday weekend; which includes a fabulous dinner, a chat with a male stripper, a tiny l... more
  • Dream of the Wolf

    by Bradley McKenzie
    In her first homicide investigation, a young detective in Wyoming must put aside her working class roots to understand a clique of elite young women who may be killing members of their own group. Mystery/suspense.
  • The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf

    by Laura Lebow
    PARIS, 1788: Facing bankruptcy after years of expensive wars, King Louis XVI calls a meeting of the Estates General, the ancient French legislature which has not met in 174 years. The city hums with talk about modernizing the assembly and changing France into a constitutional monarchy. Paul Gastebois, a confidential inquirer, isn't interested in politics. He's busy with the daily tedium of detective work—following foreign diplomats for the Parisian police and helping artisanal guilds enforce ... more
  • Carbon Replacements (The McAllister Justice Series Book 4)

    by Reily Garrett
    The killer held a knife to her throat—the ultimate decision locked within a dark and deviant gaze. Determined and dedicated, forensic pathologist Remie Tallin validates her talent by detailing a victim’s last moments of life. Returning to Portland signified her new beginning where a psychopathic stalker designates her a pawn in a seductive game of intrigue. The lines between predator and prey blur in hunting a medical genius bent on resetting the laws of nature. Evidence has never failed to... more
  • The Deceit of Riches

    by V M Karren
    A senior Russian military engineer is murdered. Is it espionage or treason? In the modern Russian revolution, corruption and hidden agendas in both government and industry have replaced law and order. When Peter Turner, an American student uncovers a murderous shadow network of extortion, money laundering and espionage he must get out of Russia before the KGB and gangsters silence him for good. When morals become relative, and all choices are dangerous, self-preservation is no longer intuitive.
  • Please Disappear

    by M.K. Shivakoti
    Arun and Gabriel are tormented by their demons. While one is desperate to find his beloved, the other wants his to disappear. This is their story. It’s been three days since Sara Sardana disappeared. Last Seen: The Promenade Shops at Greenmile Walk. Last Phone Call: To her boyfriend. She told him she would share a ride home, but there’s no record of a ride request or any sign of foul play. While authorities are baffled, Arun Shah, Sara’s ex-, is distraught. He betrayed her when they were toge... more
  • Drawer #7

    by Jeff Wade

    “I don’t enjoy violence. I’m just—” She shrugged. “—good at it.”

    She comes to life in a place she’d never have ... more

  • Hunted

    by Darcy Coates

    Her disappearance wasn't an accident.

    Her rescue will be a mistake. Twenty-two-year-old Eileen goes missing while hiking in the remote Ashlough Forest. Five days later, her camera is discovered washed downriver, containing bizarre photos taken after her disappearance.

    Chris wants to believe his sister is still alive. When the police search is abandoned, he and four of his friends create their own search party to scour the mountain range. As they stray further... more

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