Page turning mysteries, thrillers

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You can leave the house .. You cannot leave the game.

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Tom was a financially broken man, running his hardware shop in day time and drinking at night to recover from a broken marriage. He was also varied of frequent visits of a doctor who has just arrived in town. One day, Dr Harrington offered him to visit his house on the Lynch Street, a deserted road out of the town. Tom’s life turned upside down after knowing the true nature of the house and things happened there. Will Tom become able to use it for his own benefit? Or, he will also become a victim?

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When the place you run to… is the one place you can’t escape.

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“[A] truly terrifying story….” – Scream Magazine

You wake up in the morning to discover that you have been sealed into your home. 

“Top-notch creepy, a win all the way!” – The Horror Fiction Review

The doors are locked, the windows are barred. THERE’S NO WAY OUT.

“Strangers is something even Alfred Hitchcock himself would be proud of.” –

A madman is playing a deadly game with you and your family. A game with no rules, only consequences. 

“Collings’ most penetrating book.” –

So what do you do? Do you run? 

“Keeps you enthralled from page to page” – Horror Drive-in

Do you hide?

“Spine-tingling, edge-of-the-chair suspense.” – Hellnotes


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One woman’s journey from oblivion to recovery

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A troubled relationship, a damaged past and a bottle of wine mixed together make a volatile cocktail for Sophie.
Her journal documents the destructive descent into the grips of alcohol addiction.
Sophie Brown likes to work hard and play hard. Trapped in a relationship she can’t escape from, alcohol becomes her best friend. Unable to accept she has a problem, she becomes increasingly dependent on booze. Full of remorse and afraid of her own behaviour, Sophie finally agrees to accept help and enters rehab, where the road to recovery begins. When one of the friends she makes there disappears, Sophie knows she is up against time to find and save her.
Sometimes harrowing, sometimes poignant, this funny yet sad novel shows you a real glimpse into what happens when the life of a promising, talented young woman spirals out of control. 

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A drug lord fathers his lesbian niece’s child, but not in the usual way!

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Two Englishmen have dreams of setting up a business in the sun, but trouble follows them.

Their first brush with death came at Bangkok’s airport on Nick’s first day in the Kingdom.

Action, laughs, romance and tears follow as the story moves at a breathtaking pace. 

Violence and tender moments collide as the gullible pair meet a dodgy ship’s engineer, two lovely French girls more interested in dogs than romance, and a tall Welsh man, with a very chequered drug background who leads them all into more trouble. The last person they need to encounter is a lesbian newspaper reporter with a deadly family secret. 

The tale unfolds into an action-packed finale.

“I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry, 

all very worrying.” Janet Brookman

“How can anybody have so many 

worries on a paradise beach?” Tim Mellish

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A rookie spy thrown into the deep end before he knows how to swim, Barrett Mason must hunt a fellow Texan turned Islamic extremist through London’s deadly underbelly.

Before Barrett can bring his man to justice, he must wrestle with his new mentor: a bitter CIA vet who would sooner jump off Big Ben than let a greenhorn like Barrett call the shots. Even when Barrett sees the horrible truth through the murky games of spies.

Success means laying old ghosts to rest. Failure means letting a terrorist mastermind smear the streets of London with innocent blood.

See what fans are saying about the Barrett Mason series!

“This book is as good as any “Jack Reacher” book I have ever read, and I’ve read them all. I thoroughly enjoyed, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book…” -Amazon Reviewer

“Barrett relentlessly does the job his country trained him to do. A great read for people who love patriotism, determination, and a do or die mind set.” -Amazon Reviewer

Fans of Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Child’s Jack Reacher, Ludlum’s Jason Bourne, and LT Ryan’s Jack Noble will be hooked by the heart-pounding, life-or-death adventures of Barrett Mason.

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Was it suicide … or murder? Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray is driven to discover the truth. Whatever the personal cost.

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When teenager Nick Buckingham tumbles from the fifth floor of an apartment block, Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray answers the call with a sick feeling in his stomach. The victim was just a kid, sixteen years old. And the exact age the detective’s son was, the son Gray has not seen since he went missing at a funfair ten years ago. Each case involving children haunts Gray with the reminder that his son may still be out there – or worse, dead. The seemingly open and shut case of suicide twists into a darker discovery. Buckingham and Gray have never met, so why is Gray’s number on the dead teenager’s mobile phone?

Gray begins to unravel a murky world of abuse, lies, and corruption. And when the body of Reverend David Hill is found shot to death in the vestry of Gray’s old church, Gray wonders how far the depravity stretches and who might be next. Nothing seems connected, and yet there is one common thread: Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray, himself. As the bodies pile up, Gray must face his own demons.

Crippled by loss Gray takes the first step on the long road of redemption. But is the killer closer to home than he realised?

Set in the once grand town of Margate in the south of England, the now broken and depressed seaside resort becomes its own character in this dark detective thriller, perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, and Peter James.

Dig Two Graves is the first in the Solomon Gray series. Pick it up now to discover whether Gray finds his son in this thrilling new crime series.

What Readers Say

 “It’s just too damned good, I loved it.”
“I haven’t given 5* for a while, this deserves it.”
“Read it, you won’t regret it.”
“What a joy.”
“Could not put it down.”
“Grittiness seeps out of this book from every pore.”
“The author has hooked me in yet again.”
“OMG loved this book!”
“This is a must read.”

What Others Say

“A stunning book and a new series that has become a must read.”

-M.W. Craven, author of the Washington Poe series

“A compelling murder mystery with a multilayered and engaging new hero. Great read.”

Mason Cross, author of the Carter Blake thriller series

“A damaged detective, haunted by a tragic past, a young son missing or dead, a man on a quest for redemption. Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray is a fine creation and Dig Two Graves an intriguing, nourish mystery. Keith Nixon is a sparkling crime fiction talent.”

Howard Linskey, author of the Detective Ian Bradshaw crime series

“A dark, uncompromising tale of loss, murder, and revenge. Glorious noir, which takes the police procedural elements and gives them new life. I can’t wait to read the next step in Solomon Gray’s journey for answers …”

Luca Veste, author of the Murphy and Rossi crime series

 “… deeply emotional, a dark rollercoaster ride.”

Ed James, author of bestselling DI Fenchurch series

“Keith Nixon does for Margate what Peter James did for Brighton … As dark and brooding as the wind-lashed shores of the North Sea, and with its disturbing echoes of the Elm Guest House scandal and suggestions of deep-seated institutional corruption, Dig Two Graves is a superb addition to the rich Brit Crime scene.”

Tim Baker, CWA shortlisted author of Fever City

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London isn’t ready for the investigative skills of New York Detective Bex Wynter…

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A teen accused of murder. A cop running from her past. Is she his only salvation?

Bex thinks she might find peace in London, away from painful reminders of her husband’s death. Instead she’s met with suspicion and misgiving from her new team who fiercely contest her every move. That doesn’t stop her taking neophyte detective Reuben Richards under her wing as she investigates a teen accused of murder.

She’s about to teach her British cohorts that she’ll never stop fighting for justice. Not for herself, but for those who can’t fight for themselves. But with an investigation yielding more questions than answers, is she fighting for the wrong cause?

You’ll love this realistic police procedural mystery in a shorter package you can binge read in one night!

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When your partner goes missing

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Living with Saci is set in the sprawling metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil. It tells the story of Teresa da Silva, an overweight, depressed, drink dependent, and her struggles in the city. Estranged from her daughter, who lives with the ex-husband in England, life seems to constantly deal Teresa a bad hand. She begins to wonder whether the mischievous character from Brazilian folklore, Saci, might have something to do with it. Events seem to be taking a turn for the positive when she meets Felipe, who asks her to marry him. But when he disappears, Teresa finds that she is the object of suspicion.

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She is looking for redemption; he wants a way out, but their fateful collision in a small town could kill them both…

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I used to have everything I wanted, at the top of my game. But one wrong move and not only was my heart shattered, but I lost my job. But now I am going to get it back. I am going to go rogue and go undercover in this small Texas town to catch one of the most dangerous MCs red-handed, and I am going to get my job back and then some. They will beg for me back.
I cannot f this up.
But what happens when my heart gets involved again?

They call me Jade because of my heritage; Korean American. You won’t see a hell of a lot of those in these parts, but what you will see are criminals. A lot of fu
 criminals, and I am one of them.
I am a member of the Red Crows MC. They were there for me when I had no one, but now I want out. I don’t want to be a criminal anymore.
The problem is that I am in too deep, and there is only one way out. And I might just be taking the woman I have fallen fast and hard for down with me.

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A fun, flirty mystery

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Presley Thurman is a Human Resources manager who is up for a promotion and the only thing standing in her way is co-worker Gladys who is also a candidate.

Presley and Gladys aren’t the best of friends so when Gladys turns up murdered Presley is the logical suspect.

She didn’t like Gladys, but she certainly didn’t kill her. Presley has to clear her name before not only does she lose out on this big promotion but even worse! She ends up in jail.

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Mama’s dead. Her money is gone. And her accountant is missing.

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Though born to heirloom pearls, designer dresses and lush garden parties, Savannah social icon Patricia Falcon and three of her closest friends spend their days in Savannah’s dark side rescuing abused women. When Patricia’s darling mother, a prominent philanthropist, drops dead, the police are baffled by her untimely death. Patricia is devastated and recruits her three friends to help her investigate what she believes is murder.”Savannah Sleuth” is a page-turning journey from Savannah’s Southern wealth and grace into the hidden corners of Savannah and across two continents in a deadly pursuit of justice.

4.4 stars on Amazon (92 reviews)

2019 Chanticleer Semi-Finalist

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Unsolved deaths. Untold treasure. Can she uncover the secret of her inheritance before dark forces claim another victim?

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Graysie Castellanos is ready to take her final bow. When the traveling singer inherits a rundown mine, she thinks it’s her golden opportunity to provide her adopted daughter with a happy childhood and a prosperous future. But their bright new beginning crumbles underfoot when the townsfolk of the Sierra Nevada mining town start dropping dead of mysterious causes.

If Nathan Russell had listened to his gut, he’d have cleared out of Grass Valley before the first corpse turned cold. But the Aussie-born adventurer refuses to abandon the gorgeous singer and her young child to their doom. And when his old rival arrives in town looking to stir up trouble, he only gets pulled deeper into the mystery of the dark forces taking control.

With no choice but to press forward, Graysie and Nathan must solve the riddle of the deaths before the shadowy culprit adds their names to the tombstone.

Poisoned Legacy is the first book in the absorbing Of Gold & Blood historical mystery series set on the California frontier. If you like accurate details, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a glimmer of romance, then you’ll love Jenny Wheeler’s sparkling saga.

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They say the pen is mightier than the sword. In Sleepwater’s world, words are literally more powerful than bullets.

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Leo could always make people believe anything she says—really believe. When her chest burns and the words come from her mouth, her targets’ eyes glaze over, they forget their own thoughts, and they’ll do anything she says. It’s what keeps her alive after being on the run and living on the streets for years. But after using it on her girlfriend and her dad’s drug dealer, it’s also what got her here on the streets in the first place. 

Then Sleepwater finds her. When Leo discovers there are others out there with similar powers, scattered across the country, she can’t say no to the underground organization. After all, what’s a little sit-down with the only people who may ever understand her? What she doesn’t expect is to be thrust into Sleepwater’s guerrilla war, hunted by government agencies, and used as a weapon. Worse than that, she might be more valuable not for what she can do but for who she was before they found her.

Now an International Bestseller.

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How much would you risk for a stranger?

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Introduction to a nail-biting new thriller series which will have you on the edge of your seat! Perfect for fans of Lee Child, J. B. Turner, Mark Dawson and David Baldacci.

Manchester, England 1996
When ex-Royal Marine and Firefighter Adam Sterling rescues Kim from an inferno, she reminds him of someone in his past.
Kim is being targeted by a violent arsonist, but why? She’s in witness protection but even Eddy Arkwright, the policeman investigating her attack can’t find out why. 
Adam feels compelled to help her, but can he keep her out of the clutches of the people hunting her?
He has to use all his abilities as a firefighter plus some older skills as he fights to survive and save Kim.

“A thrilling, scary, rollercoaster of a ride.”

“gripping and truly frightening.”

“characters incredibly believable with intriguing back stories.” 

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A gritty tale of bent pride, fighting and loss in small-town England

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Adam Smith’s star is on the rise – he’s a talented young rugby player with a wife, a child on the way and a future. He also likes a fight. All that is about to change when a drunken Saturday night leads to a confrontation with a man who is prepared to go the distance – at any cost.

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If the suspense doesn’t kill you – the twist will.

Kidnapped in Colombia – The thrilling real life travel adventure of two backpackers facing the ultimate nightmare.



“Masterful Suspense! Superbly crafted, and I love the structure of going back and forth between present tense and flashbacks, stretching time, even making time stand still. Genius! I know it’s a cliche to say “couldn’t put it down”, but it was true in this case, causing me to miss my bus stop (in Buenos Aires now as it so happens) because I was so hooked!

“Great read. Fast paced Suspense. Thoroughly enjoyed the suspense of all the twists and turns – its journey through many lives and situations. Each page left a feeling of uncertainty about what was coming next. Couldn’t put it down and it read all in one go.

“I love the way this story unfolds. The author knows how to stretch 3 seconds to tell the most awesome story! For those of us who love to travel and know what the world can be like, but still love it and all of the people out there. Great story!

“True Story. You know sometimes you watch movies or books and they say these events are all based on true stories, but then you find out later that, that isn’t the case. Yeah, this story isn’t one of those. From the beginning, we jump into a world full of youthful adventure and mishap, of a young man looking to find himself and maybe looking for love. We follow him as he travels the world trying to make ends meet living his dream and then through the papers of this book you’ll go on a joyride with him through his ups and downs. A great book. A great read. A memorable story.

“Fascinating and humorous way of writing. A book from a traveller about his own experiences, but not as you expect. From the first page on it is fascinating because you don’t know what happens in those three seconds when the authors life is at a risk. He goes back in time to different places of the world he travelled and sketches the people with so much love and humour. Also you see an author capable of writing about himself with a good portion of humour. Sometimes I laughed out loud. And you believe him, every word. A must-read!

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Meet John Seal rookie CIA agent.

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Rookie CIA agent’s job is to protect America against cyber attacks from enemy organizations and terrorists whose tactic is to disrupt lives as a means to leverage their agenda.

John finds himself in the middle of Barcelona during the Saint Joan Festival where he meets his handler for the first time. During his high stakes first mission, he is faced with hard decisions and is forced to go against his moral compass to complete his assignment leaving him to wonder if he is the right man for the job.

Does John have what it takes to be a covert operative, or will he fail and possibly lose his life?

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A young widow. A missing family member. Can a broken scientist find the strength to search for the stepbrother who destroyed her family?

A year after her fiancé’s sudden death, volcano seismologist Dr. Cassidy Kincaid hopes that a research trip to her favorite Costa Rican volcano will lift her spirits. But a call from a family member forces a change in plans. Cassidy’s stepbrother, Reeve, has gone missing in the nearby surfing hub of Tamarindo.

The last thing Cassidy needs is a risky adventure, especially one involving Reeve. His most recent visit ended with a police officer shoving him into a patrol car.

However, Cassidy discovers that Reeve had called her on the night he was last seen. Had it been a desperate cry for help?

Driven by guilt, Cassidy vows to find Reeve. As the mystery draws her deeper into the dark corners of paradise, Cassidy must call on all of her fragile reserves to stay alive. As the web of lies and deceit weave tighter around her, will she manage to find the truth about Reeve in time to save him?

Rescuing Reeve is a twisty tale of suspense. If you like heart-thumping action, exotic settings, stories of bravery, broken heroines, and deception, then you’ll love Amy Waeschle’s captivating novel.

Download Rescuing Reeve to watch a widow use her hidden strengths to solve a deadly mystery today!

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Jamie Thompson’s never been good at taking chances. Young, beautiful and from a wealthy family she’s had little reason to. She has it all. Everything but what she values most—her freedom. So she counts the cost and flees her CEO father’s domination to a Texas border town where a friend has set up a job for her.

What she didn’t count on is meeting Ricky Benson. Ricky’s dream of pitching in the big leagues shattered by an injury, he’s killing his disappointment with booze and blondes. Jamie knows he’s trouble, but she sees the good side of him too. What she doesn’t see coming is the shocking crime that throws her world into turmoil and threatens her new-found love for Ricky.

Life is a gamble, Jamie’s learning, and she finds that for love she may have to risk it all.

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A thrilling mystery with suspense and romance

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Heading toward the capital of Malawi, three foreign aid workers, are forced to stop for an unauthorized roadblock set up by rural villagers.

After the villagers converge upon the vehicle, they pull one of the workers from the SUV and execute their ruthless savagery.

As journalists Leo Bronson and Vivian Thomas investigate the aid worker’s brutal death, they uncover a heinous plot born of rumors, rage, and a centuries-old superstition involving bloodsuckers.

But, did the villagers attack because they feared the worker wanted their blood? Or, could they have been coerced into carrying out the violent act?

If you love a thrilling mystery with danger and a touch of romance, then you’ll enjoy The Secret Rival! Start reading today!

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A receipt for two cups of coffee in the gutter near a body leads Detectives Zannos and Wong to the New Delhi Donut shop.

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Four days before Thanksgiving, the dead body of a paralegal is found dumped on a residential street in Midtown Detroit. A receipt for two cups of coffee in the gutter near her body leads Detectives Zannos and Wong to the New Delhi Donut shop. Questions arise – why was her body moved? Who broke her fingers?

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A secret smuggler’s warehouse. Bikers with big guns. Walt’s wildest assignment yet.

If you like Travis McGee, Jack Reacher, and Doc Ford, treat yourself to the instantly entertaining adventures of Walt Asher. 

Just when infomercial writer Walt Asher has a perfect Sunday afternoon lined up, his plans get blown to hell. That’s when hell-raiser extraordinaire DG calls to cash in an outstanding favor. No questions. No answers. It’s not a request. Walt’s ride has arrived…

Whisked away to the woods along Florida’s Gulf coast, Walt finds himself in a secret smuggler’s warehouse, surrounded by bikers with big guns, and facing the strangest assignment of his life: Write an infomercial selling DG’s eleven ton mountain of marijuana.

Illegal? Yep. Insane? Yep. Impossible? Not for Walt. He always finds the right words to sell. But when bullets start to blast the studio apart, will Walt find the right words and weapons to make it out alive?

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A small-town sheriff has some unfinished business in the big city…

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For fans of this genre, the gritty power in Etzil’s writing is hard to deny.”

“With rapid chapters, snappy dialogue, and more vengeful fight scenes than you can shake a stick at, Urban Justice is a rollicking, thrill-a-minute book.”

– Self Publishing Review

Jack Lamburt doesn’t negotiate with drug dealers. When he learns that his girlfriend Debbie’s sister is keeping company with New Jersey gang leaders, he opts to spring her the only way he knows how. With a hail of bullets and blood…

On his quest to get Debbie’s sister free, Lamburt attracts the attention of an FBI agent eager to take the vigilante down. Things get even hairier when a drug lord goes on the war path to reverse the sheriff’s rescue mission with some deadly revenge. With Debbie and her sister in the crosshairs, Lamburt must outsmart and outshoot a growing list of enemies…

Urban Justice is the standalone second book in a series of vigilante thrillers starring Sheriff Jack Lamburt. If you like brutal action, high-tech villains, and unflinching violence, then you’ll love John Etzil’s gritty series. 

Buy Urban Justice for a story that comes out with its guns blazing today!

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Newly joined Siamese twins – work that one out!

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A thriller set in Thailand.

This is the sequel to the popular ‘Not Far Enough From Worries’. Kev and Skylab pit their wits against Camilla, the beautiful but ruthless lesbian.

This dark novel starts in Hua Hin, a sleepy seaside town in Thailand. “Not much ever happens there.” Don’t you believe it! A thriving gambling hub, wives kill husbands to raise a stake for the next turn of a card. Never owe the debt-collector or his mother. You may be set alight!

Kev and Skylab are now the guardians of a very talented child, amongst other skills, he can tell if you are lying, making Kev very nervous, fortunately, the only person Nick will talk to is Camilla’s daughter, Philippa. That ability is useful if you want a casino.

Characters to avoid on a dark night are Mik and Mak, Thai twins, yes, real Siamese Twins. You’ll have to think about that comment. Their ‘friend’ Randy has some mental issues. He ends up missing part of his body!

The action moves to Bangkok for a fast, hard-hitting surprise. Horror when you don’t expect it!

This is book two in the ‘No Worries’ series. Book 3 ‘Children With No Worries’, to be published 2019.


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In a haven for artists on a small island in the Caribbean, Ella Sapphire has finally found a place where she belongs. But as her art flourishes, her funds flounder. Desperate to remain in paradise, she accepts a job that is too good to be true, plunging her into the dangerous world of an island cartel. 

On his 25th birthday, Beaujean Ali meets a beautiful artist who makes him yearn for a life less complicated than his own. When the stranger sets him up to be attacked, he must find out which of his friends is really a foe, while protecting the artist who has stolen his heart.

If you like heart-pounding action, tropical settings, and star-crossed lovers, then you’ll love Angel Vane’s The Hidden Threat.

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A con artist betrayed by his partners. A plot for revenge. Can he and his new partner outwit his old crew & and escape with the cash and their lives?

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In 1989, where it all begins…

Paul Kendal, 26 years old, is a con artist in a robbery crew. When he has all the information necessary to disarm their targets’ alarm systems and empty their safes, his partners go to work.

Originally, it seemed like a sweet plan, but as he begins to have doubts, his partners double-cross him. Now he wants payback. For that he needs a new partner. 

Carol, 17 years old, uses her movie-star good looks to entice victims for her boyfriend to mug. But when her boyfriend lands in jail, Paul makes her an offer she can’t refuse…

The Double Cross is a novella-length dark crime thriller that tells the story of how the Travelers met. If you like fast moving action, unpredictable plot twists, and criminal chicanery, you’ll love this prequel to Michael P. King’s Travelers series.

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Psychiatrist Grant Garrick had it all: a thriving therapy practice, a bright, loving, and beautiful wife, a 15 year-old son filled with potential, and a gorgeous home on acreage overlooking the Puget Sound. Life couldn’t get much better.

Then tragedy struck.

Read the novella, Book 1, the prequel to the Psychiatrist Grant Garrick suspense-thriller series.

Learn why he defies danger and adventures beyond the boundaries of his profession to help solve his patients’ problems.

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A missing coin, murder and mystery are at the core of this fast-paced archaeology thriller!

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Filled with mystery and suspense, you will be glued to the pages!

When an uninvited guest wakes Charles and Izzy Hunt in the middle of the night, the event sets Charles on the trail for a lost coin dating back to World War II.

Enlisting the help of Nick Cain, an antiquities reporter, Charles follows the clues to rural Japan and eventually Papua New Guinea where battling the dense marshlands and alligator infested waters, are the least of his worries.

With money-hungry assailants hot on his trail, his action-packed journey runs fraught with danger and crime in a quest to uncover the truth behind the missing ancient heirloom.

The Papua Incident is a fast-paced archaeology action adventure thriller that you won’t want to put down until you finished it!

If you like reading modern-day Indiana Jones adventure thrillers, then this is right up your alley.  Crammed with real-life history and actual artifacts, it has plenty of twists and mystery to keep you flipping the pages.  The Papua Incident sets the stage for the five-star Alex Hunt Archaeological Adventure Thrillers series.

The RHAPTA KEY – Book #1


The ALPHA STRAIN – Book #3

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Six Stories of Cold War Noir

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Six Stories of Cold War NoirAn heiress who can’t seem to keep her legs closed. A Russian plan for dominating the space race. An assassin with a penchant for rich food and sadistic murder. When you’re alone in the cold, passion and betrayal are commodities and love hangs on by an icy thread. From the author of The Bone Church and Cold, comes a white knuckle tour de force of Cold War noir.

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A gripping psychological thriller filled with mystery, suspense and intrigue, that keeps you guessing from beginning to end.

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On a rainy September morning baby Cassandra is kidnapped while her mother cowers in a closet. Shea is a victim of post-partum depression. 

When Detectives Darby and Mel begin to dig the truth becomes more and more murky. Ugly secrets from the past emerge. No one is above suspicion, least of all Shea, herself. In her desperation to find her baby who can she trust? Someone is watching . . . And nothing is as it seems . . .

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Reiko Watanabe / Inspector Aizawa Book 0

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Tokyo, March 1931

The Great Depression has wrecked Japan’s economy, leaving thousands unemployed, desperate, and angry. Dark rumors swirl around the city, hinting at an impending coup d’é tat against the civilian government. Inspector Kenji Aizawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department must go undercover and infiltrate the Kusanagi Society, one of the right-wing groups that are threatening to overthrow the government. As Aizawa goes deeper into Tokyo’s underworld, he meets Masaru Ryusaki, the leader of the Kusanagi Society and a key figure in a vast conspiracy involving the Imperial Japanese Army. Aizawa must thwart Ryusaki’s plot or risk Japan being thrown into chaos.

The exciting prequel to the Reiko Watanabe/Inspector Aizawa series, Conspiracy in Tokyo dives into an often overlooked period in Japanese history filled with danger and intrigue.

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One ancient myth. One crazed Neo-Nazi. Once chance at redemption…

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Hiram Kane is in Prague to visit his friend and mentor, Professor John Haines, when a deranged Neo-Nazi kidnaps a dozen innocent Jewish children. 
Kane and Haines suddenly find themselves drawn into a deadly race against time to save the victims, before the psychopathic modern-day monster twists an ancient Jewish myth to her wildly unhinged and nefarious desires.
Innocents will die. That is inevitable. The question is, how many can Hiram Kane save?

The Golem of Prague is an exciting new intro novella to the bestselling Hiram Kane action thriller series. For fans of Russell Blake and Clive Cussler, Steven Moore’s latest offering will leave you breathless.
To delve into the globetrotting world of Hiram Kane, download your copy of The Golem of Prague, today!

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Ten-year-old, Danny Madsen, has been missing for four days when Jesse Carlton begins his own search for his godson on a frigid, snowy night. Driving along a deserted rural road, Jesse hits a stretch of black ice at the same time Danny appears from the thicket. Unable to control the car, Jesse slams into the boy and watches helplessly as Danny’s body flies back into the dark brush.

When Jesse regains consciousness, he has no recollection of how he and his car wound up in a ditch. However, there’s a witness: Charles Hastings, the sociopathic kidnapper who chased Danny through the brush and into the path of Jesse’s car.

Hastings takes this chance to set up Jesse so he’ll take the fall for both Danny’s disappearance and death. And so the mind games begin—an onslaught of psychological manipulation that devastates Jesse, his wife, Danny’s parents and the cops’ investigation. Inexplicably, the torment continues even after the primary suspect is killed and the rollercoaster of emotions and confusion seems never-ending, until the truth is revealed and turns everyone’s world upside down.

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Welcome to Essex County. Expect no mercy.

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 What would you do if you found a suitcase in the woods? 

What would you do when someone came looking for it?

Out of prison, but still on parole, Max just wants to keep his head down, go to work and maybe grab a cold beer at the end of his shift. He doesn’t even care that the program stuck him in Essex – a nice, but nowhere small town. With his head already full of bloody and painful memories, he’d like it just fine if his past and future stayed nice and quiet.

Too bad the present just got really messy.

A body in a tree. A missing briefcase. A Russian hit man. A DEA agent bent on revenge. Not to mention a sheriff with dangerous ambition and some pissed off bikers. Things are suddenly very interesting in sleepy Essex county. Bodies are turning up. Secrets are coming out. Questions are being asked.

It’s not good being the new guy in a small town.

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Once an Irish teenager with a horrible past. Now he is head of the Vatican Bank.

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From Ireland to The Vatican chronicles the journey undertaken by Liam Murphy in morphing to become Father Antonio Sorbello, The machiavellian head of The Vatican Bank – The most powerful financial branch of The Catholic Church.

This is the companion novella to the novel KNICK KNACK PADDY WHACK.

Liam Murphy travels from his native Ireland, through Turkey, Spain and France before finally finding himself in Rome Italy. Along the way, men and a single woman enter and exit his life, each one playing an important role in helping to shape the man he becomes. Follow the events, or is it fate, that fall onto Liam’s pathway and propel him forward until ultimately arriving at the Vatican where his future has already been planned out by others who have been watching him from afar.

Underground sources connected to The Vatican have their own agenda. To be successful they need Sorbello to co-operate and follow their directions, syphoning off money for future projects but, Father Antonio Sorbello has his own plans. If he can do both, he will, otherwise, hard decisions will need to be made.

This Novella can be read as a standalone work or in conjunction with Knick Knack Paddy Whack and its follow up novel To Give The Dog A Bone, both of which are available in the Amazon store. Coming in 2019, the third in the Luc Bruget trilogy, Rolling Home. A thrilling conclusion where Liam / Antonio’s destiny and legacy will be decided.

From Ireland To The Vatican is an action packed roller-coaster ride, guaranteed to have you wanting to seek out more about Liam Murphy / Father Antonio Sorbello, the life he leads and the conspiracies that lie at the heart of the Catholic Church.

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She never changed sides, she just changed lanes.

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She never changed sides, she just changed lanes.

Sloane Romano never dreamed she would leave the pampered life of a crime bosses’ daughter. A betrayal by her husband undid her cloistered life and sent her running into a world she never knew existed. 

Finding herself at a Mossad training facility, alone and uncertain what her future would bring, a test was thrown into her path. Succeed and a shadowy world of espionage and danger would test her at every turn.

Fail, she was dead.

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No More Heroes-#1 Dystopian Thriller HEROES Series is a fast-paced, dystopian science fiction thriller.

Scrapping on the streets suited Ben Jackman until his past returned to ask a favor. Run, hide or fight? If only the favor didn’t involve the girl.

Two years into his self-imposed exile, Marvin, Ben’s ex-best friend seeks him out to ask a favor. Money and documents have come into his possession implicating the Black Hat criminal cartel in a planned coup of the Man’s government. His life is in danger and he needs Ben to keep the documents hidden until he can procure his safety

When Marvin is found dead Ben is accused of his murder. And with that accusation, the Black Hats assume Marvin passed the incriminating evidence to him.

Ben turns to his childhood sweetheart but that is his first mistake. Losing the bag containing the documents was his second.

Ben must find the documents, revenge Marvin’s death and live happily ever after with the girl. Alas, two out of three is the best he can hope for.

No More Heroes, #1 Dystopian Thriller Heroes Series. If you love fast-paced adventure, engaging characters, a load of intrigue with a dystopian setting to wet your pants, then you’ll love the first installment of Roo I Macleod’s page-turning thriller series.

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The legend of Voodoo Lucy begins when twenty-eight-year-old Lucinda Jones leaves Tupelo, Mississippi, and her alcoholic, abusive, father behind to start a new life in New Orleans. In the city where jazz bands play until the first light of dawn and no one ever seems to sleep, Lucy falls in love with the eccentric, distinctive characters of the French Quarter, but soon runs afoul of a criminal gang boss and his crew. Lucy herself is no saint—she’s long gotten by through running small-time cons, but when she dreams up a profitable voodoo-laced scam and dares to testify against a killer, Lucy’s life starts to spiral out of control. With friends on both sides of the law and a drug gang who wants her dead, can Lucy scheme her way out of danger and into the life she’s always dreamed of?Fans of Vito Zuppardo’s “True Blue Detective” series will enjoy this story, which takes readers back to Mario DeLuca’s rookie year on the beat and Zack Nelson in action as a NOLA PD homicide detective, as well as the early days of the infamous Cornerview Gang and the other unsavory characters that prowl the colorful, charming French Quarter. Grab a beignet and a cup of chicory coffee and get your copy now!

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The pages turn themselves in this riveting, suspense-filled thriller that reviewers say is both gripping and heart wrenching.

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Angela is beautiful and charismatic on the outside. But on the inside, evil rages and she’s determined to get anyone and anything she wants. And now with her biological clock ticking, she seduces her old friend Philip, and his partner Jonathan, into having a child with her through artificial insemination.

As time passes, Angela’s mask of deceit slips away and she leads the fathers-to-be on a relentless, agonizing journey filled with lies, anguish and finally tragedy that forever changes the lives of everyone involved.

If you enjoy books like The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and classics like Fatal Attraction and Misery, you’ll love this gripping thriller of fiction, a novel of pure suspense that will keep you on the edge… even weeks after turning the final page.

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A family secret. A suspicious town. A cop with something to prove.

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A gripping psychological thriller with a twist of noir set around the beaches of South Australia.

Detective Lincoln Drummond is in disgrace. Once a rising star, he’s been packed off to the small Australian town of Failie, where he is unknown and unwelcome. He’s determined to arrest those responsible for a series of high-profile antiques robberies. When he meets Mina, a struggling antiques dealer with a criminal father, it seems a quick arrest is all he needs to get his career back on track. 

Mina Everton has worked to overcome the slur of being the daughter of a man who skipped town with his mistress and the town development fund. She’s on the cusp of opening the doors for her antiques business when Drummond arrives on her doorstep and seems far too eager to see her as a suspect.

Their attraction is as strong as their mistrust…

Determined to save her business and disprove Drummond’s suspicions Mina reluctantly falls in with crime boss Slab Carlson who offers help her expose the truth behind the robberies—if she helps him first. But Mina gets in too deep. 

When Drummond discovers she’s involved with Carlson he believes his worst fears are realised. 

And then he finds the body…

Grab this Ned Kelly Crime Fiction Award nominated book today and get lost in the suspense. 

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Murder was my best option.
Would you kill to stay out of prison?

I planned for everything, everything but a homeless kid. Welcome to the worst day of my life.

What would you do? 

I had seen dozens of colleagues discarded in the financial crisis as mega corp struggled to remain profitable. I would be next and I needed a Plan B. But my Plan B was on the other side of the law.

‘Grow and Go’ I called it. I was in the 19th month of my 36 month plan. I left life as a hard-working corporate project manager for a 3 year solo project. Then onto permanent vacation and the good life in the islands. After a rough start I was feeling confident. 

The kid was looking for a dry place to sleep, away from the rain, the cops, and predators. Jackson, Mississippi is a tough town. Been that way as long as anyone can remember.

Some tests we’re not supposed to fail. I wasn’t ready to be tested. 

Enter the paranoid world of our narrator, where good and bad aren’t clearly defined and trust is a mistake.

Get FORCED ENTRY now before the cops show up.

You want normal? Read something else.

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Where do you go when you don’t know who to trust?

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Cheyenne Harrington tries to adjust to life after a bad divorce when her apartment is ransacked. She is terrorized by an unknown force. Everywhere she looks, she wonders if each face she sees is the one who pillaged her apartment. Cheyenne starts to have second thoughts. She suspects her ex-husband but realizes it couldn’t be further from the truth.

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In 1929, Helen Blackstone is forced to do the unthinkable—return to her childhood home.

A place full of secrets and lies … where her mother had gone mad.

Helen had hoped she had left those dark days behind her, but when her brother is threatened, she uncovers a shocking truth that changes everything …

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Enter the mind of a psychopath

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A serial killer on the loose. Another victim. A sudden turn of events.

“They never see it coming… never suspect or wonder. Too busy chasing money and relationships – desperate to prove themselves to people who don’t care. Consumed by pointless conversations and hollow attempts to appear happy, a serial killer is the last thing on anyone’s mind…”

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This time it’s the demons turn

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Phegru found the perfect human. All she needed was to remain undetected until she could gain complete control. On the verge of her success, a meddling human priest interfered. Phegru is left clinging to everything she has set into motion, knowing the day when she has complete control is nigh. And when that dark day comes…even God won’t be able to save that meddling priest.

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When a legendary assassin questions his memories, life gets messy for his brotherhood. But is reality less plausible than the memories he accepts?

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When a high-tech assassin is captured by a lithe teen and her thugs, Vaya Sage questions his memories and launches the messiest blood bath of his career.

When a high-tech assassin is captured by a lithe little teen and her thugs, Vaya Sage questions his memories and launches the messiest blood bath of his career. But will the reality he unravels be less believable than memories he never questioned?

Although short, this novella packs a punch as it explores the inevitable challenges of a futuristic world where memory implants, memory erasures, and maybe even magic are a reality. Action packed with carefully researched world building, Assassin Hunter will leave your brain scrambling to vainly guess the ending while hanging on the edge of your seat. Fans of X-Files and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files are in for a treat as they meet Vaya Sage and the craftiest nemesis he’s encountered so far. Blurring the lines between dark fantasy, science fiction, and crime thrillers, this novella is uniquely poised to become a favorite.

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A hardened criminal. A gut-wrenching revelation. Loyalty, brotherhood, and honor will be tested to the breaking point.

Austin Conrad’s past is a book of contradictions. A decorated war hero turned jaded enforcer for a ruthless outlaw motorcycle club, the honor he once had is jolted back to the surface with a devastating discovery about the club he called home. Can this hardened criminal look the other way, or will honor drive a wedge between him and the brotherhood that embraced him?

Blood Brothers is the gripping prequel to author Dusty Sharp’s acclaimed Austin Conrad series. This full length novella is available exclusively to members of Dusty Sharp’s VIP Reader Group.

Warning: contains violence, profanity and irreverence, in equal measure.

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The Truth is all yours!


A modern killer thriller that flips the genre on its head, the Truth Files is binge reading at its best.

‘The most horribly entertaining villain I’ve ever encountered.’ Simon Vesker, Buzzfeed.

‘Written vividly and utterly compelling.’ Darick Robertson, co-creator Transmetropolitan & The BOYS. 

‘Justin Truth makes me look like the good guy.’ Jonny Fairplay, Survivor.  

‘… like crack cocaine in the written form, highly addictive.’ Nick Worthington, Creative Chairman ColensoBBDO.

Corporate Truth: A corporation is a psychopath in the purest form. It will prey upon the weak, exploit the intelligent, and corrupt the virtuous—solely to maximize profits. Within this hostile world, sociopaths and narcissistic personalities are highly valued, in fact, they thrive. 

From inside his high-rise office, ruthless sociopath Justin Truth surveys his panoramic view of New York City. 

This is his city. His country. His America. 

Justin is on a mission to conquer the corporate giant, Soda-Cola. He will threaten, backstab, manipulate, blackmail, sabotage, and cut the throat of anyone who gets in his way. 

And it’s all going to his cold, calculating plan—or is it?

As his thirst for power within Soda-Cola grows, his darker side grows even darker, thrusting Justin high into the ranks of America’s most dangerous and prolific serial killers.

One detective stumbles onto the truth, however. Detective Ross Smith finds Justin’s trail of murders—murders painstakingly disguised as accidental deaths. But can an aging detective more consumed with doing what’s right than playing internal politics bring down a high-functioning, murderous, corporate sociopath?

As Ross gets closer to the truth, he’s faced with a choice: put his badge, family, and life on the line, or further his career by following orders. 

Will the truth come out before it’s too late—for everyone?

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The prequel to the Lagotti Family series, this stand-alone novella follows Frank Lagotti as he tries to get some bread to pay the rent and maybe make some seed capital so he can rob a bank one day. His pal Louis might be the brains of the outfit but he also has a keen interest in sex and drugs – not a great mix when your future rests on the next robbery and he’s the one who has planned everything out to the finest detail. Or not.

Can they pull off the job with their motley gang or will the cops come screeching round the corner and shoot them all to hell?

The Lagotti Family series follows Frank and his girlfriend Mary Lou as they rob a bank, try to escape and live off the proceeds of their crimes – spanning thirty years of American crime family life.

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Usual price $3.99 – but yours to download for FREE!

If The Bed Falls In is a chilling psychological thriller that attaches itself into your subconscious and refuses to leave.”

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More than 30,000 copies downloaded worldwide!

Not the usual psychological thriller…

Depressed photographer Tom Friday is a man who can no longer suspend disbelief. Conspiracies are everywhere; false flags, government manipulation and profiteering banks sucking the lifeblood from society.

But now he is starting to have vivid hallucinations. Are they drugging him as well? Paranoia turns into reality when he comes face to face with a gut-wrenching conclusion; all his memories are false. He is really, Joseph Miller, an MI6 assassin suffering severe amnesia? And western society’s survival hinges on him regaining his memory?

What are people saying about If The Bed Falls In…

“The storytelling skills of the author are amazing… It is one of those books that left me craving for more… and the end of it brought an acute sense of bereavement. Therefore, totally recommendable!” – Yves TOP 50 Reviewer

“If you have never read any books by Paul Casselle, then you should know he ranks up along with the greatest authors of this genre. You just can’t put it down. He is the new ‘King’ of thrillers. I loved it! Janice.” – Amazon Kindle Reader

“If The Bed Falls In is a chilling psychological thriller that attaches itself into your subconscious and refuses to leave. Paul Casselle is a story-teller who deftly weaves his tale into a thrill ride of a page turner. He creates multilevel characters that remain with the reader long after the book has been closed. His characters leap off the page and scream to be heard.” – The Hungry Monster Book Review

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A Historical Conspiracy Thriller for fans of Glenn Cooper, Kate Mosse and James Rollins

Castile de Granada, 1492: Risking her life, Spanish author Ana-Maria de Carbonela vowed to keep an unknown yet powerful healing herb?s location hidden. It remained a secret ?

Until now …

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When Sandy Bay’s crème de la crème congregate to raise money for charity, Meghan Truman is proud to have her tasty desserts the talk of the party. She’s not so proud when the wealthiest couple in Sandy Bay are discovered dead and rumors circulate around town that her brownies are the cause of this tragedy. 

This murder case casts a dark shadow over Meghan’s budding romance with handsome Officer Irvin who’s disappointed that she’s once again at the center of another murder investigation.

With everything to lose, Meghan must work hard to clear her name, restore broken relationships and solve this murder mystery before everything she’s worked so hard to build comes crumbling down.

Book 2 in the Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Can be read as a standalone, but enjoyed better as part of a series. Perfect for a lunchtime read. If you love cozy mysteries with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and the quirky characters in Sandy Bay! 

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Eyes open!

Coming soon – Skylab and Kev tangle with children they know too well. Once again set in Thailand, these kids just love killing people.

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Born in England before The Beatles became famous. I worked in the printing and allied trades, starting as a compositor, anyone remembers those? Eventually grafting as an editor. Twenty years on a lifestyle magazine. With my wife and children, we have lived in Thailand for over thirty years, and love it. Now? I write thrillers, with a touch of humour. 'No Worries' series, book number one, 'Not Far Enough From Worries' book two, 'Worry No More' published at the end of 2018. 'Children With No Worries' was released in August 2019. All published with Book number 4, as yet unnamed is being written, it's about Thai black magic. Dark thrills!

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