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Reach into the past for answers–and the past reaches for your throat


If the Addams family’s daughter Wednesday grew up to become a forensic psychologist, she would be Dr. Joy Burton—and Det. Max King’s nightmare.

In this thrilling page-turner, a beautiful blond is found dead by a creek after a poker game. Max and Joy dig through the lives of the suspects, including the Chief of Police. 

And the cunning murderer sets eyes on them.

But other eyes follow too. Max and Joy dissect their bizarre shared lives before being adopted by two different , now deceased, fathers. The dead can’t tell secrets. Those living want to keep them buried.

Their quest is personal—and deadly. 

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


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“Great story. Great characters. A strong new entry into the thriller genre.” – Amazon

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?

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

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Good little boys aren’t supposed to play with fire.



A police sergeant, the woman who dumped him, and their second chance at love. 

While on a stakeout to catch the cretin who’s stalking a client, Private Investigator Candice Shane finds a house on fire—at midnight. A pink tricycle in the yard prompts her hasty decision to break in, saving a sleeping woman and her three children.

Her ex-boyfriend, Sergeant Alex Delaney, thinks she’s insane to take on the woman as a client. But with the husband out of town during the incident, he’s the prime suspect, and Candice has a gut feeling he didn’t do it. Who would want a woman and three children dead? 

As clue after clue leads Candice and Alex down a dangerous road, her heart is also on a treacherous path—one of falling for Alex again. Sure, Candice can dodge bullets and interrogate witnesses, but she can’t she resist Alex’s wit, charm, and good looks. 

In the end, if she and Alex can’t find who set the fire, her heart might not be the only thing she loses.

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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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Read ‘Life on the End of the Road’ Now



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When Laura Kamryn disappears on a trip back to her remote hometown, her distraught fiance Rey Morfin convinces Laura’s childhood friend Anna Tyndall to return to the small town of Redbury to help investigate. Using Anna’s knowledge of the local area, and more importantly, the people, Rey hopes to find Laura – alive.

But beneath the surface, a wickedness stirs. The residents allude to a rampant fire that scarred the town, a witch from whom the children flee, and monstrous shapes that lurk in the shadows.

Rey’s journey will take him to the darkest corners of the English countryside, encountering a mysterious root, afternoon tea, and beings that are perhaps human no more.

Book 2: ‘Alone With Monsters’ Coming Soon.

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Buy Public Enemy Number 1 and read about life on the edge as a gangster in the Dillinger, Floyd and Bonnie & Clyde era.


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Easy money ain’t all that easy!

John Harvey aged 15 makes a bad call and is sentenced to prison – 10 years! When he comes out he’s determined never to go back – not alive at any rate.
Society and the law, made John the way he is; that and his “affliction”. That’s what he told himself for a good while even though he knew better. 
While in prison, he learned the be careful of others – and more so on the outside. John Followed that advice and the last person he thought would let him down would be Pearl: his first and only lover.
Can’t judge anyone; not in the prohibition/depression days of the mid-west.
As America verges on the Great Depression, and banks foreclosed on farms at an ever increasing rate they became a prime target for the outlaws like Johnny Harvey. 
It was the time of fast cars and faster guns – and it seems, women.

Public Enemy No 1 a great read for fans of the roaring twenties and the depression era gangsters: Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the most famous of all, John Dillinger.
Take the ride.

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Want to get away from the daily grind? So did Ollie!



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Middle aged Professor Ollie Stratford’s been hounded by a psycho realtor, outrun by a bunch of grandma’s, taken advice from sock puppets, stuck in a brimming toilet bowl, and almost run out of college by a drunken professor.

How is that for her first few days in a quiet little Texas town she never wanted to live in?

Thrust into the middle of a murder mystery with a dwindling pile of cash and very few leads Ollie starts digging.

Along the way, she teams up with an oddball reporter, a dreadlocks flashing lawyer, a grandma who teaches mixed martial arts, and a stray dog named Bodie.

Can she discover the identity of the killer in time or will she end up being the next victim?

If you like cozy mysteries, clever animals, southern charm, and coffee, you’ll love Texas Troubles, the first in a fun series of Ollie Stratford Murder Mysteries set in a small Texan Hill Country town, with all its quirky inhabitants.

Pick up this page turner today!

(Books in this series can be read in any order)

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When he acts in the name of God, his victims’ faith could be their demise.

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When a young woman is found dead on her bed, dressed in an old-fashioned nightgown with her hands clasped in a prayer position, Detective Kate Murphy is called to investigate her murder.

Before Kate and her colleagues can find the killer, another woman is found dead in the same position. Other than being Catholic, having blonde hair, and living in Boston, the women have very little in common. But one thing is clear: the serial killer has some twisted religious beliefs.

What is his motive? Who is he? And, most importantly, can Kate stop the murderer before he strikes again?

If you like complex mysteries, unexpected twists, and dramatic stories, then you’ll enjoy the thrills that this page-turning mystery has to offer.

The Last Amen is the third standalone book in the Kate Murphy Mystery series.

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 A tormented patient. Her tantalizing sister. One psychiatrist caught in the middle…

Grant Garrick has built his practice around the bedrock of doctor-client confidentiality. So when the psychiatrist gets an invitation to rendezvous with the sister of his most troubled patient, he says it’s out of the question. But the alluring Megan won’t take no for an answer…

After Megan’s suicidal sister refuses to attend appointments, Garrick lowers his defenses. Against his better judgment, he lets the irresistible woman into his world… and into his bed…

As tragedy strikes Garrick’s practice, the psychiatrist struggles with a disturbing question: is there more to his mistress than meets the eye? He’ll need every ounce of his analytic expertise to uncover the truth, but even he won’t be prepared for what lies beneath the surface…

Fatal Analysis is the standalone second book in a series of mystery thrillers. If you like psychological suspense, captivating characters, and mind-bending plot twists, then you’ll love Tom Bierdz’s edge-of-your-seat story.

Buy Fatal Analysis to journey into the dark corners of the mind today! 

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Murder by muffin



Erin Price moves to Eagle Falls a place where everyone knows everyone as well as everyone else’s business, taking over the store left to her by her aunt to start up a gluten-free bakery. The grand opening is marred by just one thing, the death of her business rival, Angela Plaint. It appears that Angela was poisoned by one of Erin’s cupcakes, making her a prime suspect.

Equipped with cupcakes, her desire for the truth, and new bakery assistant Vicky’s help, Erin goes head-to-head against Detective Terry Piper to solve the murder. Rumors of treasure hunting, drug dealing, and a missing boy swirl around Eagle Falls as Erin tries to sort the clues from the red herrings and find the killer before the killer can take care of her.

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Amy King’s turned fifty and looking for a fresh start.


MURDER IN THE BOOKSTORE is the first in a series of page-turning Amy King mysteries set in Austin, the capital of Texas.

When Alan Earl, a well-known Austin antiquarian book dealer, is found dead at his 12th street bookstore, a tangled web of secrets, lies, deceit, and betrayal is exposed.

For Amy King, Alan’s death threatens disaster, because his bookstore was the first ever client event for her fledgling professional staging business.

Quickly, Alan’s death turns into something more than she ever anticipated.

Things get worse when an elder of a local religious cult accuses Amy’s company of unleashing a curse. Now no one’s booking and Amy’s dream of running a staging business lies on the brink of ruin.

To save her business and protect her reputation, Amy must find out why Alan Earl died and who did it.

Join Amy, her detective husband Nick, and friends, as they try to reverse the curse, solve a murder and save Amy’s new business venture.


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“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 ★★★★★  

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Even psychics have their blind spots.


Even the most powerful psychic in the world can have her blind spots. 

For the past two-thousand and some odd years, Diana Hawthorne has always been able to see the past, present, and future with near perfect accuracy. Her only blind spot has been herself. The first twenty years of her existence is a complete blank and she doesn’t know why.

Then she met Blake Wilson.

 Not only is he another blind spot—he’s also a Private Investigator hired to disprove her abilities in order to protect some missing girls they were both tasked with finding. With her psychic gifts on the fritz whenever Blake’s around, everything Diana’s fighting for starts to unravel.

And worst of all, it’s leading her to the one thing she’s always wanted: the key to her past.

Can Diana get over her deficiencies and show Blake how gifted she really is? Or will she let the callings of her ancient past cloud her judgment and derail her mission?  

Either way, lives hang in the balance.

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Imagine reading a horror novel… starring you.

Meet Boston’s latest fictional serial killer… or is it non-fiction?


Suzanna Kane’s move to big-city Boston might have been the first failure in Plan: Adult Life that a bottle of wine couldn’t fix. The only thing unpacked in Zanna’s new post-university, parent-free apartment was her pet fish. And it was dead.

…As was the body she stumbled over later that night.

These feel like omens for something fishier when an anonymous author starts emailing a chapter a day to her publishing firm of a serial murder plot that all too coincidentally seems to mirror her own life, blurring reality and fiction and threatening to leave her belly up in the Charles River no matter how many pets she replaces to appease Karma.

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One widow, one killer – who will die first?



Gutsy, grieving Anna is determined to find who murdered her husband. Hampered by agonizing loneliness, her obsessive-compulsive mother, and her over-controlling father, she defies convention, and the law, to investigate on her own. When she runs up against Lee Adams, a handsome police detective who’s determined to save Anna from herself, she has to step up her rogue search for the killer, before time and dwindling leads run out.

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Perhaps the English seaside town of Skegness is not as idyllic as Doris expected!

Meet Doris Cudlow, underemployed journalist, and recent divorcee from London.



Doris has got a lot on her plate, trying to make a new life in the English seaside town of Skegness. 

Throw in a nosy landlady, an invitation to her ex-husband’s wedding… and murder, and before you can say ‘Fish and Chips’, Doris is knee deep in a baffling seaside mystery. 

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A not guilty verdict.  A kidnapping.  A midnight trial.  Six sitting in judgment, and one empty chair.


A not guilty verdict. 
A kidnapping. 
A midnight trial. 
Six sitting in judgment, and one empty chair. 
Revenge – is it sweet or just a bitter seed? 

Coach Terrence Jackson is the man who has divided the town of Marston. There are those who believe in the coach and his innocence and then there are the victims who despise him, his smile and his crime. He has a dark past- a previous life no one knew about until the not guilty verdict.

Only one victim, Rose Canter, has the courage to ask for justice. The others quietly watch as her justice slips away with the verdict. 

He goes back to his life wearing his signature smile, and Rose is left picking up the pieces of hers. She doesn’t know she is not the only victim who has lost the fight to the coach. 

Coach Jackson’s signature smile is an integral accessory of his wardrobe. In fact, he doesn’t leave home without it. He has one son-Jonas, a dead wife, and a young, blonde bombshell by his side. He has money and status which he earned on the football field. Now he’s giving back to the community by helping high school students afford a college education. One thing he does not have is the contentment of his victims. They want revenge and the setup for his demise begins. 

There is more than one way to catch a criminal. 

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A murdered unemployed entertainer. An evil campaign of unchallenged rumors. Can a small town bakery owner who’s caught in the middle prove her innocence?

When Meghan receives a mouth-watering offer to cater for a funeral, she’s more than happy to accept it. Still, she has to set aside her reservations about the carnival atmosphere which the client is seeking to project.

As an entertainer hired for the event, collapses and dies, while performing at a dress rehearsal for the funeral, all eyes focus on Meghan as the cause of his demise. Her selection of finger foods are pinpointed as the source of the allergic reaction which killed the deceased.

Hurtful comments and a mass avoidance of her bakery by the citizens of Sandy Bay, leave Meghan feeling fearful, vulnerable and confused. 

Repeated lies can sometimes become the accepted truth…

Who do you turn to when no one believes you?…

It seems like Meghan’s business and reputation will soon be dead and buried under the mountain of negative energy targeted at her. Can she set aside her emotions and piece together the clues that will lead her to the real killer in the nick of time? 

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Meet Solomon Stone. Loner turned shadow agent.


Eighteen months after coming across a stranger waking along a darkening country road, Tom Brook’s life has radically changed. In his old life, he was a nobody, drifting towards middle age – broke and chronically alone. In his new one, he is Solomon Stone: a shadow agent who tracks individuals of interest and dismantles their lives. Stone’s new assignment takes him to a remote region in the north of England, tracking a man who has betrayed the organisation he works for: a rogue entity offering his skills to the highest bidder, irregardless of their agendas. Stone’s mission is simple: to locate the man known as ‘The Ghost’ and go to work on dismantling his life before too many secrets are spilled, and too many people get hurt.

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When Charlotte McDougal finds her grandmother’s journals in the attic, she publishes a novel based on the woman’s life and times with serial killers Burke and Hare. After the release of the novel Charlotte’s life is threatened.

Long time family friend and lawyer Gavin Daniels devises a plan to hide her in the United States.

She’s soon discovered and the chase is on. Her neighbor, ex-cop Frank Temple comes to her rescue and vows to help her get her life back in order, but can he be trusted or is he part of the covert group who’s after her? 

Can she afford to take a chance and trust this man? If he’s on the up and up, how far will he go to protect her?

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Follow John Seal through the streets of Stockholm in this fast past spy thriller…

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The clock is ticking…

Black-ops agent John Seal is sent to Stockholm on a simple Secret PANDORA mission in the midst of winter to intercept a scheduled dead drop between a Swedish Security Service agent by impersonating a local CIA operative. 

But the brutal murder of the SSS agent only seconds away from grabbing the package, sends John racing through the icy alleyways and gritty streets forcing him to take cover.

During an epic blizzard, John is faced with uncertain loyalties and conflicting agendas as he struggles to follow new orders — recover the highly sensitive contents of the package and assassinate the Swedish Minister of Justice before escaping the country.

He has forty-eight hours…

If you like gripping tension complete with plot twists and intrigue, you’ll love this compact fast-paced spy-thriller.

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Winner Best Visionary Fiction COVR Awards INATS A mystical family legacy. A powerful king destined to return. One legendary couple must correct the past to restore the future…

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Anne Le Claire won’t let being the descendent of a family of ancient mystics stop her from being a good mom. When her husband Michael is called away to explore an Egyptian cave-in near the due date, she hopes she can hold off on the delivery a few days longer. Little does Anne know that destiny has a plan for her baby, but a powerful enemy wants to delay the epic reincarnation… indefinitely.

Michael Levy hopes he can explore the Giza plateau site quickly and return to the opulent Le Clair family mansion post haste. With time running out before his child is born, a statue of the god Anubis comes to life and takes the Egyptologist on a detour through legendary Arthurian history. When he learns that he and Anne were responsible for a grand betrayal in another lifetime, the only way to right the wrongs of the past is to travel through time…

As an unspeakable evil puts the family fortune and their unborn child in grave danger, the help of Anne’s magical grandmother may not be enough to save the day. But will enlisting a modern-day Merlin counter a devious plot against Anne and Michael that’s been centuries in the making?

Return of the Grail King is the third book in the Power Places series of visionary and urban fantasy novels. If you like action-packed plots, ancient mythology, and the legend of King Arthur, then you’ll love Theresa Crater’s mind-twisting series.

Buy Return of the Grail King to take on Mordred today!  

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Jailbird Frank wants to rob a bank. Everyone else wants to steal it from him.

The Heist


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.

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A tense gripping crime thriller



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.

London, England 1996
Ex-Royal Marine Byron Mason is used to fighting for survival, but when he comes up against Gideon Metzler, a ruthless financier, he’s out of his comfort zone. 
He’s building a successful business to support his growing family and stretches his resources to land a big contract. When Metzler puts pressure on him, he worries if he’s made the right decision. But these opportunities don’t come along every day. 
After a series of misfortunes, he finds himself fighting for the future of his business. He has to dust off old skills whilst trying to master those he needs to survive in a new environment he discovers is as ruthless as any he’s encountered. 
Alongside Adam Mason, an old comrade, he begins the fightback. But, outnumbered and outgunned, will the two of them survive against a determined enemy? 
Then Metzler makes an offer which will make his problems disappear. 
Byron has to choose between the safety of his family and doing the right thing.

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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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