Murder, Mystery, Mayhem and Detectives


Netted: The Beginning (The Silent Red Room Trilogy Book 1) by [Rose, K.T.]

In The Silent Red Room, everyone is watching to hear you scream.

From hitmen for hire to human trafficking, everyone knows the dangers of venturing into the darkest pit of the deep web. But whether you come by choice or by mistake, you never escape The Silent Red Room.

Dale simply wanted to rebound from a failed relationship. Now he’s fighting for his life.

Jessica let her curiosity lead her into The Silent Red Room web stream. She admired the show from afar…until she found herself sucked in.

Will these perfect strangers survive being pulled into the cyber mass known as the darknet? Or is their fate sealed by The Silent Red Room’s sinister emcee?

‘Netted’ will entangle you in its horrifying web as you face the darkest side of the internet. Can you emerge unscathed?

Not Far Enough From Worries (No Worries Book 1) by [Devonshire, Colin]


A drug lord fathers his lesbian niece’s child, but not in the usual way! 
Set in Thailand, late 1980’s. Action, fun, romance, and tears. Breathtaking violence and tender moments add to a fast-paced read. Two young and gullible Englishmen move to Hua Hin to start a new life in the tropical heat. Along the way, they meet a dodgy Dutch ship’s engineer, two lovely French girls who are more interested in dogs than romance. A tall Welsh man with a chequered history of drug abuse, but a unique skill of mixing things to make other things. This talent gets the attention of seriously evil people. A lesbian newspaper reporter rides a powerful motorbike has an important family secret. The whole story unfolds in an action-packed finale.

Tenderloin by [Marr, LD]


A disturbing horror story. In the dystopian near future, there are two classes of people–the users and the used. I’m a recovered drug addict. But now teens in New York are disappearing, so I have return to my dark past to find out why. My hunt leads me down into an even darker place. And I don’t know if the strange psychic experiences I’m having are real or all in my mind.
My hangout was the Tenderloin in New York. An underage dance club where runaways met people who gave them drugs, food, and shelter in exchange for sex. Now I’m a counselor in a clinic for recovering teen addicts. But my new life is about to change. Young people from the clinic are disappearing.
Strange visions point me to the kidnapper and the disturbing truth about what’s really happening. So I have to go back to the Tenderloin Club and into the past I want to forget.
Time flows in a different way now too. I’m having weird mental experiences, but I don’t tell anyone. It’s hard enough to convince people I’m not crazy. I can’t let anyone stop me from looking for the missing teenagers, but a hot but wrong guy keeps distracting me.

Excerpt from Tenderloin
The queasily dangerous sense of the man I stalked grew stronger when I walked into the Tenderloin Club. I knew he was at the bar. He was waiting for me, but there was uncertainty in his mind. I’d angered him or turned him off with my persistence. I knew I’d have to play this pickup carefully, but I didn’t have a clue how to do that.
Luckily, I didn’t have to know. As I began dancing randomly among the crowd of other paired and solo dancers, the driving force in my mind pushed me back into that fuzzy watching place and took over. I was there, but I was just going along for the ride.
Other dancers tried to connect with me, but I moved closer and closer to the bar where the big man sat. Again, he faced away from the bar, toward the dance floor. This time, my former client Stella sat on the stool next to Claude. But most of her was leaning onto him.
There’s no way she’s going to leave here with him tonight. I told myself. Even if have to inject her in this bar–or him.
Claude sat accepting Stella’s attention but not returning it. He sipped his drink and stared with dark hooded eyes at the crowd. Watching for me, I knew. But not willing to show any sign of it.
Farther down, Steve sat at the bar too. He faced the dancers but showed more interest. Smiling. One leg bent with the foot resting on a rung of the bar stool. The other straight out with the foot flat on the floor.
I made my sinuous way over to Steve and got up close. I was careful not to look at Claude, but I sensed his attention turn like a spotlight in my direction.
“Myrna!” said Steve. “You’re still around!”
He threw his arms around me in a tight hug, and I hugged him back. Because he was sitting, and I was standing, it was an amorous kind of hug with his face pressed into my breasts.
I felt the change in Claude’s energy from several seats away. Anger and desire mixed.
It wasn’t normal physical desire, I realized. The feeling was predatory. Feral and hungry. As if I were prey to be devoured.
I would have been terrified if the mental change in me wasn’t numbing me, calming me unnaturally as it took over my thoughts and actions.
But I was still there. I pulled back from Steve and sat on the stool next to him without his invitation. Then I leaned over close and spoke into his ear.

More books by LD Marr:
Have Teeth, Will Bite – a cozy vampire mystery
In the 1880s, attracting the wrong type can be undeadly.
When Roz is reported to a witch hunter for talking to her cat, the prim and proper Salem librarian leaves town in a hurry. Short on options, she takes a job as a dance hall girl in the wild west. One of the girls is killed, and Jonah, a reserved but hunky deputy, suspects the local vampire. But Roz with him at the time being turned into a vampire.

Bestseller: Publishing Can Be Murder by [Lewis, Carey]

When a loved one is harmed, and the system lets you down, what would you do?

John Hayes’ life is perfect. He has a dream job in an exotic land, his career path is on an upward trajectory and at home he has a beautiful wife whom he loves with all his heart. 

But one horrible day a brutal incident tears this all away from him and his life is destroyed.

He doesn’t know who is to blame, he doesn’t know what to do, and the police fail to help.

What should he do? Accept things and move on with his life or take action and do what the authorities won’t do for him?

What would you do?

Get it now! 

~ ~ ~

Vengeance is the first book in the John Hayes Series, a series about an ordinary man put in extraordinary situations.

What happens when an author writes a book about his suicide but doesn’t follow through? A bestseller is born.

Gordon Nolan is the best author you’ve never heard of. At least that’s what puts him to sleep at night. That and a quart of Wild Turkey. To prove his wife still loves him, he writes a book detailing the last year of his life, ending in his suicide. Instead of mourning her loss, she celebrates her gain – a book with bestseller potential.

Victor Vaughn is the agent who was on top of the literary world but has fallen on hard times. He needs a bestselling book to keep his career alive. When unknown Gordon’s book falls in his lap, he sees a meteoric rise back to the top. Only one thing’s missing: a dead author.

With the book making waves and millions to be had, Gordon desperately tries to claim his accolades, but quickly learns he’s worth more dead than alive. His wife and agent desperately seek Gordon, or a body to pass as him, to push through the sale. When a mysterious corpse tumbles over Niagara Falls, it could mean the solution for all involved.

Bestseller is a rollercoaster thrill-ride that’ll have you laughing while on the edge of your seat, itching to know how it ends.

David DeLee Starter Pack Box Set: First in Series: Crime Thriller Book Bundle by [DeLee, David]

This first in series bundle contains the first book in each of David DeLee’s thrilling, edge-of-your-seat series featuring bounty hunter Grace deHaviland, ex-DEA agent Nick Lafferty, and NYPD detectives Frank Flynn & Christine Levy. 
Join them as they deal with the worst society has to offer. As they track down criminals, solve vicious murders, and bring the offenders to justice without losing themselves to the darkness in the process. 

Stolen Mob Money! Ruthless Hit Men! A Past That Won’t Stay Dead and Buried!

For bounty hunter Grace deHaviland, the job seemed simple. Track down Barry Keegan, a white-collar defendant in a corporate embezzlement scandal who jumped bail. A bean counter. How hard could that be?

But the case turns deadly when Keegan’s co-defendant ends up murdered, and Grace’s best friend, sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen, is nearly killed.

Drawn into a web of deception involving stolen mob money, old scores, and ruthless hit men, Grace must track down the elusive Keegan–a man who is more dangerous than anyone could have guessed–while she tries to protect his wife and son from a past they thought long dead and buried.


With Nothing Left To Live For, Will Even Death Satisfy His Need For Revenge? And If So, Whose?

In California, DEA agent Nick Lafferty led the investigation to eradicate a new and deadly form of synthetic crack cocaine called Crystal White. An investigation that took from him everything he cherished, and left Lafferty a broken man. A man with nothing to live for.

Now, the street poison Crystal White again floods the streets, this time in the northern suburbs of New York City.

Aided by his ex-partner, Delmar Harley, an alcoholic cop on the edge and dogged by a beautiful assistant district attorney who believes the DEA agent’s gone rogue, Nick Lafferty relentlessly embarks on a dark and vengeful journey of revenge, mounting a full-on assault against the Crystal White drug cartel. Nick Lafferty will stop at nothing to make them pay…with their lives–or his.


You Can Choose Your Friends. You Can’t Always Choose Your Partner.

NYPD homicide detective Frank Flynn catches the worst case there is; a murdered police officer. Forced to team up with Internal Affairs investigator Christine Levy, they must get past their differences and learn to work together, and more importantly, trust each other, if they’re to solve a cop’s brutal murder, put a stop to an illegal child adoption ring, and expose a forfeiture asset scheme involving a group of corrupt NYPD cops willing to kill to keep their secrets.

Buried Ladies: A Novel of Murder, Mystery, and the Dark Web by [Hausman, Angela]

Not your everyday crime drama, Buried Ladies is diverse and thrilling, rich and exciting –
Such an amazing job interweaving many diverse plot lines yet tying them together very nicely by the book’s end –
– I couldn’t put it down

Some men are just evil. And, when Joan calls 911 to report the murder of her friend, Estella, she starts a manhunt for pure evil, but not in the way she expected.

Buried Ladies, tracks a serial killer on both sides of the US-Mexican border. But, he’s not even the most evil man in this novel of murder and the dark web. That title might belong to Arturo Vasquez, who once loved Estella, but now holds her hostage as part of a cartel operation that nearly ends the lives of her husband and Joan when they try to rescue her. Or is it Hector Mateo, who runs the Gulf Cartel using a cruel form of justice that eliminates an enemy’s entire family. Maybe it’s even Detective Morales, who has a single-minded focus that makes it impossible to accept evidence unless it supports the suspect he’s chasing.

“Buried Ladies” is a fast-paced novel set along the Texas/ Mexican border — a place called the valley. It’s here that our story starts with a 911 call to report Estella’s murder. But, there’s no body – only a missing person and a red stain on the carpeting in the home she shares with her husband, Jaime. Soon, bodies turn up in a construction site north of McAllen, but none of them is Estella. So, what’s happened to Estella?

Jaime flees McAllen soon after police interview him about his wife’s disappearance — they don’t buy his story that she’s visiting relatives. As he prepares to fly out, he runs across the real serial killer, a ruthless man who kills his victims as part of his sexual release. Many are poor women from Mexico.

In the search for Estella, the story winds its way through Mexican cartels, especially the Gulf Cartel, where readers learn about how these organizations operate outside the law with impunity due to their vast wealth in a poor country. Arturo is one of the leaders. He lives in an opulent home — really a compound where he enforces the rules of his cartel masters and stores drugs destined to reach the US through its network of mules.

Through a series of twists and turns that take us to a job hacking into the DEA computer for the Gulf Cartel and efforts to discover the serial killer responsible for at least 5 dead women in the Rio Grande Valley, we learn about the inner workings of a truly evil mind.

Readers who enjoyed the convoluted plots of The Short Drop or the cyber sleuthing of Dead Beef will enjoy the twists and turns that keep you reading.

Forged in Flames: action packed thriller (Mason and Sterling Novella Book 1) by [Beckler, David]

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
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.

Broken Monarch: MK-Ultra Assassination Thriller by [Schneider, Tom]

an exciting, rapid-fire race to the finish, there’s plenty here that will appeal to fans of conspiracy thrillers.” – Self-Publishing Review (SPR)

In 1979 Glenn is a chef at the Silver Lake Inn when his experiences of lost time become inhabited by a violent and dangerous part of himself he doesn’t know. 

A week before the First Lady of The United States visit to the restaurant, he meets Lindsey who holds the key to understanding what’s happening. 
The clock is ticking as he uncovers the mystery of their shared past, his part in Project Monarch and the plot to kill the First Lady. 
Can they figure it out in time to escape the program, save the First Lady and themselves?

Praise for Broken Monarch:“…a dark page-turner… the action whizzes along” – Amazon UK reviewer ★★★★★”A fantastic fast-moving story” – Amazon UK reviewer ★★★★★”I hope to read more books by this author” -Goodreads reviewer ★★★★★

Til Death Do Us Part by [Ayers, Stephanie]

When Ian buys Elizabeth a Tiffany’s engagement ring, he unwittingly sets off a series of deadly events as the ring goes full circle — passing through the hands of a hopeful co-worker, a young delivery boy, a beloved daughter and her father, a drug addicted twin brother, a drug dealer, and a pawn shop — to be reunited with its intended.

The Abducted: A box set (They kidnapped her family; The ransom: 400 tons of gold.) by [Kizer, Tim]

They kidnapped her family. The ransom: 400 tons of gold.  
         On July 21, Jane Shepard’s eight-year-old daughter and husband are abducted from her car while she’s shopping at a grocery store. Days later, she’s shocked to learn that according to state records, her family died in a motorcycle crash on July 17. The police believe that the kidnapping is just a figment of her imagination, but Jane knows it’s not true and begs the detectives to keep the investigation open.  

When she becomes the prime suspect in a murder case, Jane grows convinced that she’s been framed by her family’s kidnappers. As she searches for answers, she uncovers a conspiracy masterminded by a top U.S. government official hell-bent on breaking into the top 100 richest people in the world.

To save her family, Jane has to find a treasure worth billions of dollars buried somewhere in South America.

The problem is, she has no idea where to look.

ABDUCTION, a suspense thriller  
THE VANISHED, a suspense thriller  

He has to become a child killer to save his daughter’s life.

On May 6, five-year-old Annie Miller goes missing in a park. On May 7, her father, David Miller, fails a lie detector test. On May 9, during a hypnosis session, David confesses to murdering his daughter and gives the police the location of the knife he used to kill her. The knife has traces of Annie’s blood and David’s fingerprints all over it.

MANIA, a suspense thriller

Serial killer Richard Brower buried his cheating wife, Mary, in the woods on Saturday.
On Monday, Mary calls her brother’s girlfriend.
A few days later, she calls her mom.  
Then Mary bumps into her friend at a mall.  

Are all these people lying or has Mary actually come back from the dead? 
Richard has no idea, but he will get to the bottom of this. Or at least he’ll try.

Rich Girl (Broken Wishes Series Book 1) by [Sexton, Joanne]

A Romantic Suspense Series
There’s a fine line between love, obsession, and hate.
A killer is stalking the streets, carving his hatred onto beautiful young girls. 
Chelsea’s family are wealthy, but she is fiercely independent and doesn’t rely on her parents. She is also heartbroken after her fiancé left her a year earlier. 
Detective Lucas Hudson is on the case, but the murders are a reminder of what he’s lost. His nerves are raw, and he’s losing his focus.
The murdered girls resemble Chelsea and when the killer targets her, Lucas must do everything he can to protect her. 
Can Lucas catch the killer, or will he lose the only girl he’s ever loved?

Dark Remnants: An Urban Crime Romantic Suspense Thriller with Cute Detectives Serial Killers Murder and Heart Stopping Twists and Turns (Street Games Book 1) by [Hill, L.K.]

Kyra knows one thing for certain…

Cops are trouble. Especially handsome detectives with kind voices and beautiful eyes.

So when her conscience just won’t shut the hell up, and convinces her to corner one such cop in a dark parking lot to tell him what she’s learned, she can just feel this won’t be the end of it. 

She doesn’t have time to worry about it, though. She has gangsters to piss off, homicidal gangs to infiltrate, and people to search for. Yes, this is Kyra’s life. The endgame is worth it, though. If she lives long enough to attain it. 

Join Kyra and Gabe in a pulse-pounding chase through Abstreuse City to find a killer and save a child before it’s too late.

Because everyone loves good cop meets mysterious woman meets serial killer. And darkness lives in us all. 

“Intriguing storyline. Good fun…Highly recommend!” –R.V.P.

Author Interview:

What got you into writing crime fiction?

Like so many others, I’ve always loved mysteries. Even a minor mystery is compelling to me and I’ve finished otherwise mediocre books, just to learn what the answer is. I watch a lot of police procedurals and have always especially been fascinated with criminal psychology and serial killers. It was always just a matter of time before I started writing about it.

Yeah, but what’s a nice Christian girl like you doing writing about serial killers? Kind of dark subject matter, isn’t it?

*laughs* It’s a question I’ve gotten a lot. It’s definitely dark subject matter. I prefer it that way, though. The darker the story becomes, the greater the capacity for character redemption. Lovers of horror understand this concept well. If the character can’t demonstrate a visceral ability to overcome a ridiculous amount of darkness, they’re almost not worth rooting for. 

Nothing is darker than a person willing to coldly take the lives of other human beings. I think that’s why our society is so interested in this type of villain. It’s a darkness we can’t understand, but want to, if for no other reason than to keep it at bay in ourselves. As an author, exploring that is both fascinating and kind of fun. 

Why this story? Why Abstreuse and the Mire?

I came up with this story all at once. Many authors come up with stories based on the story they would like to see told, but haven’t found. It was more or less that way for me. There wasn’t any specific crime fiction story I was unsatisfied with, but rather while reading and watching them, I couldn’t help but start to form something in my mind I’d love to read myself. By the time I sat down to write, I had the entire draft of book 1 already formed in my head, and basic shape of the rest. It’s one of those stories that took on an urgency because I became so excited to tell it. So I did!

You’ve written stories about both urban and rural crime. Do you have a preference?

No, I don’t think I prefer one over the other. Being something of a country girl myself, writing about a killer in a small desert town held an interest all its own. But the urban setting of the inner city can definitely prove grittier. They present us with two different feels to the same kind of darkness. I personally find both tremendously compelling.

Who would enjoy Street Games?

Readers of crime fiction, especially when romance is involved. People who love serial killer novels, and romances with handsome detectives. Lovers of gritty, inner city urban fiction, those who favor smart, sassy heroines, or just love a great, twisty mystery. 

Read Dark Remnants (Street Games #1) for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited subscription and look for it under Thrillers & Suspense, Crime Fiction, and Serial Killers.

Murder in Maplewood by [Bromke, S.E.]

Tourists are dying to get to Maplewood.

The mountains of Arizona have everything: cool summer weather, hiking trails, down-home food, and lots of fishing. 

But when a dead body floats to the top of Maplewood’s most private lake, a bizarre mystery takes shape, implicating tourists and townies alike.

Thanks to a romantic reunion in the pines, locals Bo Delaney and Sheriff Keegan Flanagan find themselves caught in their own hometown murder scandal. After all, they were the last to see one wayward tourist before she went missing.

Have tourists dug their own graves? Or is Maplewood more than just another summer tourist trap?

You’ll never go to the mountains again after devouring this fast-paced and thrilling murder mystery. Order Murder in Maplewood today.

The Heist (The Lagotti Family Book 1) by [Borstinski, Leopold]

Jailbird thief Frank Lagotti dreams of robbing a bank in 1968 Baltimore and spending his fortune in California. He assembles an elite crew but after the long wait for the heist, how could he know that everyone will want to kill another gang member in this slow-burn thriller?

Frank’s moll, Mary Lou wants a huge amount of money because she’s sick and tired of living a deadbeat life with her fella but is frozen with indecision. Should she stick with Frank or steal from the bank robbers and start a new life with the bank’s insider?

To succeed, Frank must overcome the bank security, his distrust of Mary Lou and his feuding crew. If anyone survives, they’ll have staged the biggest heist of their lives. Or die trying. 

Buy the first book in the Lagotti Family series NOW and catch a ride you’ll never forget.

Early reviews:

“Excellent! An inside look into the criminal mind. The Heist by Leopold Borstinski will keep you up reading this baby until it is finished!” Pople Backyard Farm

“American underbelly crime caper with enough twists to keep you guessing,”

Vengeance: John Hayes #1 (A John Hayes Thriller) by [Abbott, Mark David]

When a loved one is harmed, and the system lets you down, what would you do?

John Hayes’ life is perfect. He has a dream job in an exotic land, his career path is on an upward trajectory and at home he has a beautiful wife whom he loves with all his heart. 

But one horrible day a brutal incident tears this all away from him and his life is destroyed.

He doesn’t know who is to blame, he doesn’t know what to do, and the police fail to help.

What should he do? Accept things and move on with his life or take action and do what the authorities won’t do for him?

What would you do?

Get it now! 

~ ~ ~

Vengeance is the first book in the John Hayes Series, a series about an ordinary man put in extraordinary situations.


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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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