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Winner Best Fiction Indie Spiritual Book Awards * Whoever holds the key decides the future of humanity…

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Jane Frey is furious about her unceremonious firing. Facing a bleak future in her fifties, her life takes an unexpected turn as she inherits an English Tudor mansion. But when mysterious nighttime chanting leads her to a secret chamber, she becomes entangled in a clandestine society with unsettling aims…

After uncovering more about her family bloodline, she’s removed from the ancient property. But her mind won’t let her move on. She’s haunted by an enigmatic song repeating in her head, and she follows the tune deeper into a dark, global conspiracy…

Can Jane keep the music and humankind alive, or will the final note end in bloodshed?

The Star Family is a captivating metaphysical mystery. If you like slow-burn thrillers, Christmas adventures, and fiction that turns history on its head, then you’ll love Theresa Crater’s gripping novel.

Buy The Star Family to expose a global conspiracy today! 

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An irrational need for blood draws the killer, compelling them to kill. Two Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents, Carrie Border and Randy Jeffries are working hard to find and take down the killer before their own tangled lives trip them and take them down first.

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A global Romantic Spy Thriller that will throw you out of your comfort zone.
Based on real world events and places, A.R. Zane takes us behind the curtain of her previous lifetime.
This is a novel created out of the mostly censored shadow world and the intricate and delicate relationships behind it all.

A no-nonsense Mossad agent has been sent to obtain information about a deadly terrorist gang who blackmail nations. 
She faces a hurdle and now is paired with a handsome American NSA agent.
To succeed in this thrilling adventure, they must delve deep into their histories to uncover their motives. 
It is a painful ride down history lane and they have to decide what is important in a bid to stop the looming terror attack.
But just when they thought they’ve figured it out,
A surprise visitor pops up in their lives and they are about to get the shock of a lifetime!

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Can children scare you?


Aren’t children lovely? Most are. 

Philippa’s mother was killed. Philippa didn’t care. She now lives with her ‘half-brother’ Nick, a French lady and a large dog. They all live in a beach house in Hua Hin.

An English film make-up expert comes to Thailand to enjoy a second honeymoon with her husband. To say, he has an ‘eye’ for the ladies is true, in more ways than one.

Gail is naturally upset when her husband goes off to enjoy his holiday without her. The children decide he needs to learn a lesson. Was he being set up for murder? The victims all lose a body part. Is there a message hidden in the deaths?

Skylab, fresh from the temple, along with her boyfriend, Kev, set finding out. They team up with a friendly Thai detective to solve these crimes. 

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

This is book three in the ‘No Worries’ series.

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There are no second chances when you have three seconds left.


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Dreams of world travel. A South American adventure. A holiday to die for.

You have just arrived in Bogotá the capital of Colombia. Notoriously one of the world’s most dangerous cities. It’s late at night. You’re tired and just want to get to your hotel. As your airport taxi glides along the city’s night streets, something is bothering you. Although everything appears as it should, your internal alarms are going off one by one. A warning from the sub-conscious that something terrible is about to happen. With rational logic pulling one way, and your gut instinct yanking you the other, what would you do? 

3 Seconds in Bogotá is a true story of a young bumbling Englishman forced to delve into his deepest memories and experiences, as he searches for clues to understand fast-unfolding events. Should he follow his logical mind or his gut instinct? He had promised his beautiful street-dancing companion that she would be safe with him. With their lives now balanced on the edge of a knife, can he get one thing right and save them?

There are no second chances when you have three seconds left.

World traveler and multi-award-winning screenwriter and film director Mark Playne is known for his films set overseas. The stories within 3 Seconds in Bogotá span eight countries. The book is his debut as an author and the first in his series of international adventure stories called World Wild Tales.

3 Seconds in Bogotá is a heady mix of biographical travel-adventure, written with the luring suspense of a fictional thriller. A style reminiscent of Shantaram, or even Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, with a story structure evocative of Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A – the story that became the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

If you think you’ll enjoy a fast-paced, quirky true story with a twist worthy of a best-selling thriller, then don’t hesitate and add a copy of the genre-defying 3 Seconds in Bogotá to your reading library now – there isn’t a book quite like it.


“Superbly crafted, and I love the structure… 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!” Reader review

“…fun, heartwarming and sad. It is a book to be enjoyed and remembered.” Reader review

“…we jump into a world full of youthful adventure and mishap, of a young man looking to find himself and love. You’ll go on a joyride with him through his ups and downs. A great book. A great read. A memorable story.” Reader review

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A Red Hot Bite of Best British Noir



A simple case of a teenager gone AWOL, leads the fledgling P.I. Bartholomew Crowe to the seaside town of Margate, and into a seedy world of street-dealers, arson and murder.

BURNING CROWE – a hard-boiled crime novel for adults and young adults.

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A former lawyer must confront her dark past to know the truth about her mother’s sixteen year old disappearance.



She has a dark past. And a deep connection with a serial killer.

Three years ago, criminal defence lawyer Siya Rajput left her career behind when she made a devastating mistake. But a brutal murder with a mysterious connection to her mother’s sixteen-year-old disappearance could convince her to return.

Is Siya’s mother still alive? A depraved serial killer seems to know the truth…

In her most dangerous and personal case yet, Siya has to go to the darkest corners of her mind and communicate with a psychopathic killer in jail to hunt for clues. She learns that more women are in danger. Saving them and finding out the truth could destroy her…and get her killed.

A chilling mystery that brims with emotion and thrill. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, John Sandford and Jeffery Deaver should meet Siya Rajput.

Praise for Where Are They Now:

“Criminally good.” – customer

“Gripping enough to make me check my loft!!” – customer

 “One of the best up and coming writers in India. If the rest of the series is as enthralling as the first, I see a long and successful series ahead.” – customer

“It’s “un-putdown able” and I can’t wait to read what Siya Rajput does next!” – customer

“A gripping book with well researched nuances that a murder mystery should have to make it real.” – customer

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A southern mystery set in Austin, Texas.


When event stager Amy King’s first client is found dead, she stumbles into a tangled web of secrets. She must solve a murder mystery, deal with quirky neighbors, and survive a local religious cult that accuses her of unleashing a curse in this delightful Texas fast-paced whodunit!


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A conflicted psychiatrist. A murdered author. To see past the fiction, he’ll have to delve into the mind of a killer…And, remember that’s he’s bound by doctor-patient confidentiality…

Grant Garrick has sworn to do no harm. When the psychiatrist saves a drunk man from the streets, he’s just following his code. But he never expected his new friend, Toby, would be the fifth husband of a famed and fabulously wealthy romance author. And Toby never expected to find his sex-addicted wife dead in the guesthouse bedroom…

Convinced of Toby’s innocence, Grant enlists the help of his attorney friend, Carrie, to clear Toby’s name. After a series of false starts that take him all the way to Mexico, a new suspect is put behind bars. But did the jury convict the real killer?

Masked Intentions is a mind-bending standalone mystery thriller in a series featuring psychiatrist Grant Garrick. If you like edge-of-your-seat suspense, psychological undertones, and stunning endings, then you’ll love Tom Bierdz’s gripping whodunnit. 

Buy Masked Intentions to start the pulse-pounding mystery today! 

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NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy.



What happens when the deck is stacked against you…

From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy.

…and the cards don’t fall your way? 

When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years. 

What if you’re dealt a Dead Man’s Hand? 

Against his superiors and better judgement, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.

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A murdered unpopular business owner. A small town with busybodies and open secrets. Can a new girl in town start a new life before a murder investigation ends it?

Tracy Adams had three things going for her in her just-above-average boring life namely: 
1. A good job 
2. A good job… that she liked
3. A good job that she liked… and that paid VERY well 

When she lost her job and had to move back to the small town where she grew up, it seemed like her life had lost all purpose. Helping out at her aunt’s floundering floral shop seemed like the perfect distraction before she decided what to do next.

When her aunt’s competition, a nasty and egotistical know-it-all is found dead, the rumor mill in Fern Grove goes into overdrive. With an important piece of evidence linking Tracy to the scene of the crime, she becomes a person of interest in the murder investigation. This leaves her feeling vulnerable and confused.

Moving back to Fern Grove was meant to be the start of a new life but this murder mystery is fast ending what has hardly begun. Will she retain her wits and piece together the clues that will lead her to the killer?

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Tracy Adams and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Fern Grove.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

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Romantic Suspense set in 1930’s Chicago – “Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries!”


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Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago’s northwest side. It’s 1935, but things still aren’t looking up since the big crash and her father’s subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance halland just when she’s beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron turns up dead. 

When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene, Henrietta agrees to go undercover for himand is plunged into Chicago’s grittier underworld. Meanwhile, she’s still busy playing mother hen to her younger siblings, as well as to pesky neighborhood boy Stanley, who believes himself in love with her and keeps popping up in the most unlikely places, determined to keep Henrietta safeeven from the Inspector, if need be. Despite his efforts, however, and his penchant for messing up the Inspector’s investigation, the lovely Henrietta and the impenetrable Inspector find themselves drawn to each other in most unsuitable ways.

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A New Orleans detective with an attitude. Have you met Mario?



A housewife is the target of a dreadful well-organized killing. Could they have killed the wrong woman? The police think so—

Ride along with the New Orleans Police Department as the officer’s work together to solve unusual happenings in this unique, historic city. 

You’ll meet Zack Nelson, a former police officer, now living in a retirement center. Zack still got a lot of detective in him and senses that something is wrong with all the supposedly natural deaths happening, not only to his family but with the older folks seemingly in good health. He works with the police to help untangle and solve several ongoing crimes that seem to surround and affect him. 

Along with his new roommate Dave, and two engaging sisters, Pearl Ann and Emma Lou (genteel Southern women), the foursome are involved with touring New Orleans, getting involved in social events, tasting a fantastic array of New Orleans food and drink, participating in shoot-outs, and creating a few hijinks of their own. 

This fast-paced thriller is filled with mystery, humor, international black-market sales, Southern charm, and characters you won’t soon forget. You’ll visit the French Quarter, the Garden District, the Warehouse District, and be a guest at an unusual funeral held in a true New Orleans custom. 

This is the first book of five in the True Blue Detective series. The author, Vito Zuppardo, is a resident and New Orleans expert who helps create a visual tour through the Crescent City that makes it come alive for the reader. 

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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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Want to Mingle with Hollywood Stars?




Want to Mingle with Hollywood Stars?

Ollie Stratford isn’t comfortable mingling with movie stars and television celebrities, but that’s exactly where she finds herself when a mysterious Portuguese film producer hires her event center.

Ollie thinks everything is going to be fun and games… until the brawling and fisticuffs amongst the Divas break out. When one of the celebrities ends up dead, and the Sheriff and his deputy leave town for Vegas, Ollie decides justice can’t wait.

But the more Ollie digs, the deeper the confusion. Who didn’t want this person dead?

If you love action-packed cozy mysteries with a feisty protagonist, you’ll love Creek Crisis, the second 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! 

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The paranormal? It’s all nonsense, but proving it might get him killed.



Vampire-wannabes, a beautiful client and two Dachshunds that might poop in his shoes if their treat ration doesn’t improve. Can you solve the case or will you die laughing?

How much trouble can a typo cause? A lot it turns out as the aspiring P.I. finds himself sucked into investigating paranormal creatures he doesn’t believe in. 

Vampires, ghosts and werewolves aren’t real, right?

He lives in Rochester, where the ancient architecture, cobbled streets and brooding, castle-filled landscape breeds creatures in the shadows faster than darkness fills a corner. Everyone has a case for him it seems, but between his mother’s demands for grandchildren, the unsolicited advice of a deluded occult bookshop owner and the unhelpful help of his friends, he will have his work cut out just paying his bills. 

Then she asks for his help. Lady cop Amanda Harper is everything he wants, and she wants his help to stop a killer. Dubbed ‘the vampire’ he has claimed three lives already and is unlikely to stop until someone stops him.

Determined to solve the case just so he can impress her, hoping he won’t dribble when he talks to her and trying really hard to ignore the thoughts coming from his trousers, you can expect mayhem to ensue as the notoriety of the case brings out vampire hunters that see him as a rival and vampire-wannabes who just want him dead.

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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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