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There is a serial killer out there.

A serial killer targeting young men.

A serial killer who appears to be Linda’s sister Elizabeth.

Linda’s dead sister Elizabeth.

But it can’t be Elizabeth. She’s dead.

Right?

Could she still be alive? Or somehow back from the grave?

Or, maybe something even darker is happening … something that threatens Linda’s life, as well.

Something that has been buried for years in the secrets and lies of her twisted family history.

Can she discover the truth before it’s too late?

Grab your preview of this psychological thriller/mystery/suspense book from bestselling author Michele Pariza Wacek.

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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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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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On her second night working the front desk of her family’s dilapidated motel on the shores of the Florida panhandle, Delilah “Dee” Beckett discovers a dead body.

And there are three things that are strange about that:

She knows him.
She loved him.
She thought she killed him ten years ago.

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What would you do?

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It’s never easy to confront those that are doing something dangerous. Especially when they are your friends. But, when you don’t stop them, things can go horribly wrong. That is a lesson that Hannah and Joe learned far too late.
When Hannah and Joe realized what was happening at the party, they decided that they needed to leave. But, their friends had already been affected by whatever was going on. They were having too much fun and didn’t want to leave. When they couldn’t convince them to come with them, they left them there. They never dreamed how that decision would come to haunt them.

So, what would you have done?

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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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Six Stories of Cold War Noir

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Six Stories of Cold War Noir

An 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 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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The third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. One woman plans to stop it.

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Solikha Duong, a carefree village girl in northern Cambodia, has her world torn apart by “truck men” from the south. But Solikha is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight.

Alice Kwann, on vacation in northern Nevada, is attacked by thugs. But Alice too is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight.

What binds these women is a shocking secret and a desire for revenge.



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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 . . .

No More HeroesRoo I MacLeod

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

Ben Jackman’s world has gone mad. Riots and looting have brought soldiers onto the streets. Terrorism is the norm. And the boy who married his childhood sweetheart, the boy he once called a friend, wants him to babysit a long black sports bag jam-packed full of trouble.

When his ex-friend is found dead, battered and dumped in the vacant land adjoining Ben’s squat, the Law and the owners of the bag invade Ben’s world looking to ask questions.

He turns to his childhood sweetheart but that is his first mistake. Losing the bag is his second.

Ben must find the bag, find the killers of his old friend, 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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One Reporter. Three Dead. Five Knives.

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FIVE KNIVES welds the intensity of Jack Bauer’s “24” to the scorching heat of THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST. 

“The author is a great talent.” — Aaron C. Brown, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer 

When a man plummets to his death from an apartment tower, Will Finch’s shock soon becomes a nightmare. As he studies the open windows above the corpse, Finch notices a lamp blinking erratically behind a drawn curtain on the eleventh floor. 

When he investigates the distress signal, Finch discovers a woman handcuffed to a bedpost. Over the following week, he uncovers a conspiracy that ties the murder to a series of bombshells. The victim’s bankruptcy. A global stock fraud. A murder spree that began in Baghdad and is now haunting the citizens of San Francisco. Is this the work of a serial killer, a copycat — or both? 

But before he can file his report for The San Francisco Post, Finch’s leads evaporate. Within days, three victims are dead. Does a pattern of five knife wounds provide a clue? Can he unravel the mystery before he — and his fiancée — are caught up in the web of murder? 

Five Knives is the prequel thriller in the Will Finch crime series — a novel that opens on the first day of Will Finch’s journalism career. Everything that Finch learns about crime reporting begins with Five Knives. 

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Sully is 6’6″ and 260 lbs. of mean cop – complete with a cybernetic right eye and left hand. He has no use for corrupt politicians, killers, and idiots. All of that tough exterior and blunt demeanor hides a heart of gold.

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Sent to the developing planet Beta Prime to clean up its corruption and crime, Sullivan is saddled with a wet behind the ears rookie detective for a partner. An already difficult job is made more so by the haunting presences of a mysterious young woman.

A crazed serial killer and the theft of life saving drugs are just the start of Sullivan’s troubles. Betrayal by his own police force just might finish him off.

Faced with solving multiple crimes at once to save himself, who can Sullivan trust in his new home, the eternally cold Capital City?

  • an ex-con cabbie
  • a priest who knows too much about crime
  • the owner of a neighborhood tavern and diner with a shady past
  • a mysterious beauty who haunts Sullivan from his past
  • his idealistic and naive young partner

Desperate for redemption for mistakes in his past, can Sullivan even trust himself?

The debut novel from K.C. Sivils, The Predator and The Prey is a crime thriller set in the gritty urban setting of Capital City 200 years in the future. Fans of cross genre storytelling such as Joss Wheadon’s space westerns and Alex P. Berg’s Urban Fantasy/Crime noir stories should enjoy the adventures of Inspector Thomas Sullivan as he seeks to deliver justice to the innocent citizens of Capital City and the planet Beta Prime.

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Jennifer Longo in her first exciting mission! Will she be able to locate a number of missing children while doing her best to stay alive?

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Twenty years prior, primary school aged Penny Drew is subjected to a horrifying ordeal at school camp by the hands of bully Amy Woods and a number of her friends.

In the present day, the abduction of school girl Sally from a public swimming pool in the usually quiet town of Heathcote causes a panic among the local residents.

Head of the Missing Person’s Taskforce, ageing Detective Alex Johnson is notified and heads to Heathcote to investigate.

Aspiring career driven investigative journalist Jennifer Longo, receives the first of many anonymous internet links which leads her to Heathcote Swimming Pool, coincidentally, the town of the first of many abductions.

Detective Johnson and Longo inevitably cross paths in their investigative enquiries in endeavouring to uncover the truth about who is responsible, along the way, developing an interpersonal love hate father daughter relationship.

As more children are abducted, the pair realise that working together may be a logical tactic, however Longo’s new love interest and Detective Johnson’s prime suspect appear to be the same person – Jason Drew.

Dean is a citizen of Melbourne Australia. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, keeping fit and obviously reading. He is currently busy working on the next instalment of The Longo Files. You can search The Longo Files on Facebook pages for more information.

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Two is not always better than one.

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An American teacher working in England meets the man of her dreams at a posh London party.  He’s charming, sophisticated, very wealthy and she’s happy beyond imagination until people around him begin to die.   

Is he really the man of her dreams, or is he her worst nightmare?  And will she find out the truth before she is the next victim?

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A vampire coven, a bike messenger, and plenty of death.

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The dark nights of Buffalo are complicated when a woman is found dead behind a goth club. The clues lead to a real vampire coven inside the city. Struggling bike messenger Rex Carlton ends up in the middle of the investigation and is left for dead.

Rex is a struggling bike messenger. As he second guesses his decision, he ends up tangling with one of the Buffalo vampires who put a target on his back. Will the vampires kill him before the bike does?

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DL FITZ is the new pen name of a multi-award-winning writer who reviewers call a ‘STAR‘ (Metro), ‘BRILLIANT‘ (BBC), ‘GENIUS’ (Scotsman), ‘INNOVATOR’ (Times), ‘VISIONARY‘ (National), ‘MAVERICK’ (Guardian), and ‘MASTER STORYTELLER’ (Estado Sao Paulo). 

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Would you risk your child to save your mother?

Mags thought she’d left the past behind. She grew up in brutal Scottish foster homes after her drug addict mother abandoned her. But these days she’s got a great husband, great kids, great job. So, why doesn’t it feel that way?

Now her mother’s finished a ten-year jail sentence. She’s already in trouble. A man befriended her in prison. She believes he loves her. Then a vicious gang kidnap her as soon as she’s released. She not the first woman they’ve done this to.

The phone rings late at night. Mags’ mother begs and cries “He’ll make me one of his whores.”  A man punches her, grabs the phone. He says to Mags “Stay away from her.” The line goes dead.

Can Mags find her mother without knowing where to look?

Will she risk her own family to find out?

The Stolen Mother is a gripping, fast-paced crime novella introducing the Gallowgate Series of thrillers.

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The legend of Voodoo Lucy

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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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In this collection of classic criminal mastermind capers. will E the most wanted ever be caught?

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Elusive gives a glimpse of what it’s like to chase after smoke.

Known only to a few as the one responsible for several major crimes being passed off as minor day to day crimes, a criminal mastermind known only as E as been on several agencies’ most wanted. Nothing is known on this individual. Age, gender, ethnicity, nothing.
Only one agent as ever come close to the capture of E and at first it seemed like she was just good at her job, however, after several incidents in which it seems E has taken a personal interest in her, the law no longer sides with her.

She’s now treated as an accomplice to E.

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Every man deserves a chance at redemption

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Who says dead men tell no tales?

When the body of a police informant pops up on Lake Ontario, five years after his murder,  that dead man has plenty to tell.    

Tales of police corruption, collusion with organized crime and drug deal rip offs. 

All fingers point at Jack Crouch, a disgraced former cop.  But Jack isn’t going down easy.  He’s not going to be the fall guy for anyone.

Jack’s lost everything, his house, his job, his wife. 

Now with a skeleton from his past making a re-appearance, Jack is running wild to try and save himself and put order to things that went so wrong.

Every man deserves a chance at redemption.  Jack just hopes he can get his before he catches a bullet.

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The Elite power is supreme, but love brings them to their knees!

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Prince Trent Konig

I was born an Elite and forged by the king!

I’m ruthless and soulless, a bastard to fear!

I’m merciless, I’m fierce, and trained to kill.

I’m broken, I’m evil, not worthy of her love.

My Baby girl has a halo; she’s truly an angel.

I always knew she’s my soul mate, and yet I force myself to wait.

This wild need compels me to claim her and drives me insane.

My heart aches, my soul rages, and I refuse to have her near.

I can’t crown her my queen; thus, the kingdom is not at peace.

The danger and intrigue shroud the Elite!

The wrath of war is in the air, and a woman’s scorn a power to fear.

Lady Yvette Kaiser

I pray he forgets his past deeds, his fears and believes in the greatness that he is.

No matter what he thinks, no matter where he goes, I keep my eye on him, waiting for his call.

I wait, I dream, I think of him.

I place my heart in his hands, knowing that he’s my man.

I only know that we belong, and our souls are fated to be one.

Experience the world of the ruthless masters, the Elite Supreme Power dictating society and the world.

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Enter the world of the Elite Supreme Power, taste the excitement and the mysterious allure of falling in love.

Enjoy the opulence, the adventure, the power wars, the suspense, the corruption, the drama, lies, secrets, and the omnipresent danger cloaking their life.

The Elite power is supreme, but love brings them to their knees!

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

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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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Chef Andre Mouton of the infamous 1922 Club is dead, stabbed with his own knife. Everyone had motive.

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The 1922 Club Murder is a prequel novella to the Riley Sullivan Mystery Series. Meet Riley before she becomes a private investigator, and spy in on her early relationship with Det. Luke Morgan.

Chef Andre Mouton is dead. His body found at the infamous 1922 Club, once a roaring speakeasy during Prohibition. Today, it’s a social club, and Chef Mouton is the club’s executive chef, until someone stabs him to death with his own knife. Chef’s life isn’t all that it appears on the surface and his secrets might have gotten him killed.

Crime reporter Riley Sullivan is the woman for the story. Smart, cagey and an even better investigator than writer, Riley uncovers clues even the cops haven’t found. The only problem, she’s one-upping her boyfriend – lead detective Luke Morgan. Luke isn’t a fan of her digging around his investigation, but the information Riley uncovers might just be the breaks in the case he needs to bring a killer to justice.

With every turn, there’s another secret revealed about Little Rock’s most famous chef. Everyone close to Chef is a suspect, and they all have motive.

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A Man Faces his Heart of Darkness — Shamus Award nominated Short Story!

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John Lantigua has been nominated for both the Edgar and Shamus awards and is a two-time winner of the International Latino Book Award for best mystery. His series character, Willie Cuesta, is a Cuban-American private eye, a former cop who knows the ins and outs of Miami’s colorful Little Havana.  All originally traditionally published they are available as ebooks on Amazon.  

In this Shamus award nominated short story—  orginally published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine — Willie must investigate death threats against a Palm Beach magnate with an unblemished past… or is his past really so squeaky clean?

Praise for the Willie Cuesta Mystery Series:

“The fast-paced action is well matched by concise prose, making this a treat for Elmore Leonard devotees.” – Publisher’s Weekly.

“John Lantigua has perfect pitch. He delivers sights and sounds of Little Havana in dead-solid description and dialog. Lantigua knows the Caribbean and Miami the way Chandler knew Los Angeles. His prose will keep you up and make you smell the Café Cubano. A crackling good mystery, and I can’t wait for the next one!” —-Paul Levine, author of the Jake Lassiter books and the Solomon & Lord series.

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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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Moonlight is hired to investigate the brutal murder of his lover. But he has blood on his hands. Her blood…

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THE THRILLER AND SHAMUS AWARD WINNING SERIES!

In MOONLIGHT FALLS, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Vincent Zandri asks the question “If you knew your life could end at any moment, how far would you go to prove you murdered your lover? ” Albany, New York, is the dark setting of this paranoid thriller (in the Hitchcock tradition) about Richard “Dick” Moonlight, former APD detective turned private investigator, who believes he killed Scarlet Montana – his illicit lover and wife of his ex-boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Problem is, despite the blood on his hands, Moonlight doesn’t remember what happened.

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Vincent Zandri, comes the first in the Thriller and Shamus Award Winning series. For fans of bestselling hard-boiled mystery and suspense writers like Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly, Lawrence Block, Don Winslow, and Charlie Huston.

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“Sensational…Masterful…Brilliant.” —New York Post

“The action never wanes.” —Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal

“Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting.” —Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Six Years

“Tough, stylish, heartbreaking.” —Don Winslow, bestselling author of Savages

“Non-stop action.” —I Love a Mystery

“Vincent Zandri nails reader’s attention.” —Boston Herald

“(Zandri) demonstrates an uncanny knack for exposition, introducing new characters and narrative possibilities with the confidence of an old pro…Zandri does a superb job interlocking puzzle pieces.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

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“A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive…A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” – Sean E. Jacobs, Author of Sisters of Mercy

Black Rock Cove, on the coastline of Oregon, has a unique and sinister charm. By day, it is a quaint fishing village and charming resort for summertime visitors, but by night…well, that’s a different story. The murder of Oliver Bateman was purely the strangest of all crimes. A gunshot was heard as he fell dead in the courtyard, but bullet holes were missing from his body. Three deep knife wounds, however, covered his chest.

Even stranger, Elizabeth Knight, daughter of famed Nobel Prize winner William Knight, was discovered in her locked bedroom on the brink of death after hysterical screaming and two gunshots were heard. She was found all alone… no assassin present.

As the life fluid of Lizzie Knight drained out of her in its garish red, her skin began to take on the pallor of a corpse. There was one problem, however.  There was no one in the room when her father finally knocked the door off its frame.

Find the motive of the assassin, and you locate the criminal. Nevertheless, several people have reasons, which may have led them to the deed. Which one did it? Why did the murderer leave a bloody cow bone in the room? Why was there only one bullet found in the chamber after witnesses heard two shots, and two were expended in the golden 22 caliber revolver found in the room? Also, most of all, how was the crime committed in a sealed chamber? How did the assassin escape?

What an outstanding way for the first novel of James’ detective murder series to begin? Who was killed? That’s what the readers want to know and why he or she was murdered? How did the assassin escape? These questions run through the readers’ minds as one of the most hideous crimes ever committed on the estate of a two-time Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Professor William Knight. The mystery continued as a diabolical scheme to frame an innocent man was set in motion.

Wait! Did the wrong person lose their life? What will that do? Create more questions? Result in more murders? Will there be other murders? Who’s the mastermind behind them? These questions become the catalyst for a sequence of events that will rivet the readers to their seats.

This first novel debuts Vincent Gideon, a young detective making a name for himself solving cold cases. A best-selling author, Abigail Guerin, better known as Abby throughout the novel, adds a twist of romance as she assists him.  They must solve the case before the mystery man catches the six o’clock train departing Black Rock Cove. However, no other than the Great Shane Murdock comes to town. He is Gideon’s mentor and has solved more cold cases in America than anyone else. Some have called him in headline news, the Sherlock Holmes of America. He is a household name from his successful endeavors at solving crimes the local authorities can’t.

This murder mystery series descends into a quagmire filled with intrigue and death.

Black Rock Cove, the setting in James’ thriller series, The Storm Lord Trilogy, is still his canvas in his Gideon Detective Series. James unveils a labyrinth of evil constructed by people at the highest levels of power. More secrets are revealed. Is the Bête du Bon Dieu, the beast responsible for so many deaths? More people continue to lose their lives. You don’t know who can be trusted. Martin DuBois? Terrence McGyver? Chris Darnay? Mother Althena? Could Gideon himself be the mastermind of the crimes?

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Grieving the loss of his best friend, while covering for colleagues killed and wounded by the unknown Haymarket bomber, Sergeant Billy Doran is not a happy man.

The rookie he has thrust upon him to complicate his working and personal life only adds to his frustration, but when a madman appears from the shadows to stalk his city and endanger his own family, Doran knows he must find a way to work with his new detective if they are to catch the killer, or it will be more than the city of Chicago that will lie in ruins.

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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.

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As bad blood threatens the old order, a restless new generation rise from their fathers’ shadows, ready to stamp their own identity on the city streets…

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Billy “Curtains” Wright overcomes a dysfunctional home life by winning the respect of the local Muirhouse gang, before rising to a key position within Edinburgh’s ecstasy scene. After falling for Lyndsay, a privileged girl from the other side of the tracks, his underworld ambitions are called into question. He accepts a contract to kill a dangerous rival before finding more than he bargained for, forcing him to confront his brutal childhood and the father he wants gone.

George “The Bull” Donaldson was the hardest in the playground, then the streets of Muirhouse. Now he’s a debt collector for his heroin kingpin father. After being taught a cruel lesson, he partners up with best pal Billy, but when family tensions erupt tough choices have to be made.

After being dragged into the middle of a feud between the uncle who mentored him and the father who just walked free from jail, Sean “Preemo” Donaldson is forced to choose a side. A letter from his estranged mother reopens old wounds and he contemplates the unthinkable.

As each man arrives at his own perilous crossroads, what path will he take?

Pure Angst is a gritty crime fiction novel set within 80’s and 90’s gangland Edinburgh, and one of it’s roughest housing estates. It charts the changing face of the drug scene from a heroin and AIDS epidemic to the explosion of MDMA and rave culture…

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The picturesque town of San Fallon has become the hunting ground of the Notorious Wolf: a serial killer who displays his victims as fairy tale characters for the police to find. After months of searching, he’s finally found his Sleeping Beauty.

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Helena Sussex is everyone’s dream of a homecoming queen, with the quarterback boyfriend to match. The world is hers for the taking: whatever her looks and charm wouldn’t hand her could be earned by her quick wit. It’s left her bored and hungry for more, and she’s made a game out of controlling those around her. As long as no one realizes it was her constant manipulations led to the suicide of fellow cheerleader Wadelyn Fairchild, she can have it all.

Follow Helena’s path as she’s stalked by the Notorious Wolf to see if it leads to salvation, or if his Sleeping Beauty is denied her happily ever after.

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The last normal day of her life… was yesterday.

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The only indie novel EVER nominated as a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award!*



It was supposed to be just one more ridealong, a night when high schooler Melissa Latham accompanies her father on his patrol. But when a serial killer targets them for a dark, disturbing game, the night turns into a high-speed chase where there is no prize for second place.

“[K]eeps you guessing till the end, and in the end the twist will leave you shocked.” – Dread Central


They have to find a killer before he murders the next one of their friends.

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They have to find a killer before they are caught and charged for the murder of the men he’s already killed.

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They have to find a killer… before he finds them.

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Only two days before the Headhunter takes another victim…

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PREVIEW.

Bristol, England. A killer is stalking the city streets, targeting beautiful young women, kidnapping them and then torturing them, before finally disposing of their decapitated corpses. He holds them for seven days, and the only clue the killer leaves is a fresh tattoo on their bodies.


The police can’t find him. In desperation, Detective Sean Bocksham and Dr Robin Sails enlist the help of Sutton Mills. Because the latest victim is Robin’s sister, and Sean’s cousin.Tall, dark and handsome, Sutton Mills is not a detective, a private eye, or a vigilante. When the police can do no more, when there is no one else to turn to, then people go to Sutton.

But can he find Robin’s sister in time?

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Why not enjoy a little revenge?

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Prey for Us takes you on a bizarre journey into a mysterious, clandestine world where a gorgeous fugitive’s cunning deception battles the fierce privacy of a genius for huge stakes.  To win, nothing is off the table—including seduction, extortion, and murder. This ferocious test of wills will keep you guessing until the last page.

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Antonio Wants to Take You For A Ride

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A ride share driver trolls the streets of Washington looking for his next fare. When a mysterious woman says too much on the way to a late-night meeting, she plunges Antonio into a world of espionage, corporate excess and secrets. 

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

A decorated war hero turned jaded enforcer for a ruthless outlaw motorcycle club, Austin Conrad is a man with a checkered past and a conflicted conscience.  Now, the honor he once had is jolted back to the surface with a devastating discovery about the club that was his home, and the men he called his brothers. Can this hardened criminal look the other way, or will honor drive a wedge between him and the brotherhood that embraced him?

Ride into the gritty, criminal underworld that runs beneath the surface of Southern California’s glamorous facade. A fast-paced novella, Blood Brothers is the gripping introduction to Dusty Sharp’s action-packed Austin Conrad thriller series.  Download it today and find out why readers are hailing Austin Conrad as “Jack Reacher meets Sons of Anarchy!”

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

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Everybody trades for a better deal, but some trades are murder.

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Post Vietnam, Jackson Trade has lost a job and a wife, and he’s picked up a relationship with bourbon. It’s his moment-to-moment solution.

But when an acquaintance is arrested for murder, he’s tasked with finding something—anything—that gets the accused off. The problem? His cleverness implicates the man he’s working for.

As each successive discovery turns the investigation inside out, Jackson has to face the fact that he’s been used to paint a false picture. Can he get to the truth before an innocent man pays? And can he stay sober long enough to do it?

Trader is the prequel novella to the Campus Noir series featuring Jackson Trade.

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It’s a terrible feeling when your child wants you dead.

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Laura takes her troubled fifteen-year-old daughter, Cindy, on a ski trip to the Adirondacks for some mother and daughter bonding time. Maybe she can get through to her. 

Tyler isn’t just abusive. He’s a deranged sociopath whose ex-girlfriend has gone missing, and he has a cult-like hold on Cindy. Laura needs to keep Cindy away from him.

But Cindy and Tyler have other plans, and Tyler is already waiting for them. He’s about to show Laura how dangerous he really is.

Could Laura’s own daughter really want her dead, and how long can she survive being hunted in the frigid and snowy Adirondack mountains?

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THE ICE MAIDEN is an exciting prequel to the first book in the best selling Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert crime thriller series.

At night the killer prowls the streets targeting young women walking home alone. He is addicted to a special kind of pleasure. The first victim is found naked lying in a ditch. Why had her body been kept in a deep freeze for so long? Two other girls disappear, discovered many weeks later, frozen in blocks of ice. Cambridgeshire in 1964 is way behind London’s swinging sixties. In the counties Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert is a hard nosed traditional copper with old fashioned chauvinistic principles tasked with hunting down this depraved ice killer. Can he crack the case before another girl is killed and frozen in time?

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“Debbi Mack crafts a taut narrative with crackling dialogue.”

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A simple domestic abuse case turns deadly when the alleged abuser is killed and Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae’s client disappears. When a friend asks Sam to find Melanie Hayes, the Maryland attorney is drawn into a complex case of murder and identity theft that has her running from the Mob, breaking into a strip club and forming a shaky alliance with an offbeat private investigator to discover the truth about Melanie and her ex-boyfriend.

With her career and life on the line, Sam’s search takes her from the blue-collar Baltimore suburbs to the mansions of Gibson Island. Along the way, she learns that false identities can hide dark secrets, and those secrets can destroy lives.

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Want to know what he’s thinking?

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The Merchandiser by Chad Schimke – When a merchandiser becomes preoccupied with decorations, he gives in to his chilling obsession. Second best will have to do, but he makes the most of it. Fear meets perfection in this unnerving tale, set against a backdrop of stark film noir. Read ‘The Merchandiser’ today!

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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 gripping, heart-breaking ghostly psychological thriller, the one you won’t forget!

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What would you do if you bought a rambling old house and you’re terrified something in its past is out to get you?
What secrets does the abandoned mill hold?
Why is Sarah convinced her life is in danger?

If you love twisty-turny ghostly psychological thrillers and heart-rending stories that stay with you, make a big pot of coffee – you’ll be up all night with THE OTHER BOY, finalist on the Richard and Judy Best Seller shortlist.
Find out why Amazon reviewers are saying, ”Unputdownable and heart-breaking. Not just a psychological thriller, not just a ghost story, but so much more”…Birdie Advanced Copy Reviewer
“The Other Boy is beautifully written, as always. I expect nothing less from the author. This story is a revelation. By blending stunning writing with a heart-breaking ghost story and a psychological twist she had me captured from the very first moment.” MW Advanced Copy Reviewer

‘It’s the other boy in the basement,’ said Tobias. ‘The other boy telled me.’

Sarah Anders and Dan Kenyon thought the future was in their own hands. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

THE OTHER BOY
Set to be the publishing break-out debut novel for 2019 – 2020. Don’t miss it!

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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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