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Mystery/Thriller

  • Delusions of Clarity

    by Vern Bryk
    Karl Jommers is a genial, straight-talking police psychologist who is keenly attuned to the problems of cops yet blind to his own. His usual laidback self-assurance is shattered when a cop friend, tormented by secrets, goes berserk and is needlessly shot by an Internal Affairs detective. Department policy requires a post-incident psychological evaluation for the detective, an enigmatic, mercurial woman with a persecution complex. Shockingly, she shows no remorse, believing that the victi... more
  • I Can't Sleep

    by J.E. Rowney
    “I can’t sleep. Not since June 16th, 2018. Not since what happened…” Traumatised by the events of her past, exhausted by insomnia, Becky Braithwaite believes that a new start will help her to recover. She leaves home to fulfil her brother’s dreams, and honour the life he never had… but she soon finds that escaping from the past is not as easy as she imagined. Is her fatigued mind playing tricks on her, or is danger really lurking in the shadows? This unputdownable psychological th... more
  • The Paper Boy

    by Jacqueline J. Edgington
    Jack Hankins, as adoptee living the life of a privileged but mostly normal teenager, delivers newspapers when he's not hanging with his sister Bryony and best friends, Jamel and Ishvara. However, Jack is about to become more than just a paperboy. It all starts with a fateful school assignment to write a short story. Jack can't seem to fight the story he pens in his journal - a nine-lined prophecy of what's about to happen to him that sends him into panic. Plagued by inexplicable and disturbing m... more
  • Root and Branch

    by Preston Fleming
    ROOT AND BRANCH is a realistic thriller set in a near-future America where an Islamist-inspired intifada triggers emergency security measures that go terribly wrong. Roger Zorn, owner of a French private security company, is delighted at having won a lucrative contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part of the government’s new program of emergency security measures. The measures are launched when the U.S. military response to sneak attacks by Iran and Pakistan on Ame... more
  • Tulum Takedown—A Wheels Up Yucatán Thriller

    by Jeanine Kitchel
    Hiding out in Mexico City after her daring assassination of a cartel rival, Layla Navarro is searching for a safe place to land until the ruckus dies down. She develops an unlikely friendship with a reporter whose niece has gone missing which leads her to the Yucatán Peninsula and the pueblo of Tulum. In a desperate race against time to find the girl, Layla teams up with a fellow dealer and a cartel fixer. Now she must piece together a complex puzzle of money laundering, dirty politics, and mill... more
  • Watson on the Orient Express

    by Anna Elliott

    A pernicious assassination plot. A devious decoy. And a transcontinental race against time to catch a killer . . .

    London, 1898. Held captive by a diabolical criminal mastermind and his gang of thugs, Watson overhears an assassination plot that not only endangers the life of Sherlock Holmes, but threatens to ignite a war. If he has any hope of foiling his kidnappers’ nefarious plans, he must escape, and quickly. Eluding the familiar foe proves challenging, however. Watson is soon ... more

  • The Mystery at Mount Forest Island

    by Pat Camalliere
    Jessica Fletcher meets the Sopranos in this third book in the Cora Tozzi historical mystery series. Based on a real place with some historical persons and events. Crime, deceit, love and the value of friendship set in the forests of Lemont, Illinois, in suburban Chicago. A woman whose family’s involvement in the Chicago Mob devastates lives throughout generations. Fans of Kate Morton’s The Clockmaker’s Daughter will enjoy this book. When an automobile accident leaves Valerie Pawl... more
  • Guilty?: A Swedish Crime Novel

    by Christer Tholin

    Stockholm: From one day to the next, 16-year old Hanna just vanishes without a trace. Her worried parents hire detectives Lars and Elin to find their daughter. The two of them do just that and very quickly. However, Hanna’s problems are far from over – she is trapped in the clutches of a “loverboy”. Just a couple of months later, the two private detectives are asked to help once again, because now Hanna is facing a much more serious issue. This difficult assignment pus... more

  • Dark Secret in London

    by Tom Toomey
    In a story packed with adventure and suspense, Alban Christopher III bravely faces and overcomes every situation thrown at him. When his father commits him to a mental institution, he finds a way to escape – and in the process, he discovers a dark secret. The men of London’s high society are capturing and killing poor boys, then discarding the bodies. A cat and mouse game begins – their wealth and power against Alban’s instinct and intelligence.
  • The Blind Pig Murders

    by Frank Gertcher
    The year is 1928, and Prohibition is the law of the land. Caroline Case (The River Rat Murders, ISBN 9780983575443, 2019) is now a wealthy, full-fledged private detective in Chicago. With her partner Hannibal Jones, she visits upscale yet scandalous salons near Lakeshore Drive and prowls dangerous and dark underworld dens in sleazy, industrial neighborhoods. Booze, murders, kidnappings and daring rescues abound. Caroline and Hannibal employ the latest tools of forensic science to solve murders a... more
  • The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island

    by Scott Semegran

    The summer of 1986. Central Texas. William and his friends should be having a blast. Instead, they are hounded by the Thousand Oaks Gang and their merciless leader, Bloody Billy. William found Billy's backpack. And because of what it contains, Billy desperately wants it back, and he'll do anything to get it. William hatches a plan for his friends to sneak away and hide in an abandoned lake house, except they become stranded on the lake's desolate island without food or water. Will... more

  • Access Point

    by Tom Gabbay
    When young American art student Mia Fraser is brutally murdered steps from the London house she shares with computer genius Ula Mishkin, it leaves the socially inept scientist heartbroken. As it becomes clear that Detective Sarah Boyd is making no progress in solving the crime with traditional methods, Ula creates a software program that allows her to reach into her dead housemate's memory in order to reveal the identity of her killer. Entering the dead girl’s life through the echo of her me... more
  • A Glow in the Forest

    by Jude Perera
    The times are medieval. The setting is a work house nestling high up in the mountains and next to a dark forest where dangers of all kinds reside. A pair of sadists harass and torment three teenagers and a small child forced to live there. Two siblings, orphans from a noble family, who keep their origins a secret to the rest of its inhabitants, a poor farm girl and a young boy with his eyes and heart on the altar decide that enough is enough. They escape to the dark bowels of an unknown world wi... more
  • Raven

    by Sue Loh
    How do you fix a computer glitch that disappears before you get a good look at it? How do you negotiate with a hacker who doesn't seem to want anything? Colorful sixteen-year-old Fireball and her elite team of classmates from Cinzento Secure's corporate academy must do exactly that. They're investigating a hack at a prestigious bank, and the bizarre network issues they've observed are turning out to be something stranger than Team Raven has ever encountered. That Something grows more serious... more
  • The Blue Jacket: A Short Thriller

    by Carol Creelawn
    Brady Peters is a successful businessman with a near-perfect life, but in a short 12 hours he loses everything that means anything to him, as he becomes the prime suspect in a brutal murder.
  • The Less Than Spectacular Times of Henry Milch (The Wyandot County Mysteries Book 1)

    by Marshall Thornton
    A new mystery series from the award-winning author of the Boystown and Pinx Mystery series. Things have not been going well for Henry Milch. After a Saturday night clubbing in his beloved West Hollywood, he took one pill too many and ended up banished to northern lower Michigan to live on a farm with his ultra-conservative grandmother. It was that or rehab. While working a part-time job for the local land conservancy he stumbles across a dead body in the snow—as if things couldn’t get worse. ... more

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