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Prequel to the True Blue Detective Series. Have you met Mario?

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Mario DeLuca wanted to be a police officer for as long as he could remember. His first beat was the New Orleans French Quarter, on foot. He met business owners and learned street scams from the best con-artist.

Mario befriended Lucinda Jones who picked up a nick name of Voodoo Lucy later in the True Blue Detective Series. The first day she met Mario she had something to offer the undercover cop.

She soon found herself looking down the barrel of a gun by a local thug that liked beating on woman. Lucy left Tupelo Mississippi with her mother Wanda to escape an abusive father who beat on her mother sometimes just because it was a Tuesday—he didn’t need a reason.

It was risky for Lucy to take on an abusive woman beater drug dealer but that was Lucy. With her new found police officer friend they set up their own con to put this thug behind bars.

This story is a prequel, taking place immediately before the events in the first book of the, True Blue Detective series.

This story is filled with action, drama, mystery, relationships, and crime. It’s a front-row seat to see New Orleans from a cop’s perspective: cruising the streets, dealing with injustice, while also visiting local businesses to interact with the interesting people in this unique, historic city.

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The Mummifier´s Daughter returns us to the land of pyramids, mummies and pharaohs.

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Egypt, 1233 BC
This is Young Neti-Kerty‘s dream: To follow in her father’s footsteps and become the first female mummifier in all of Egypt. Shabaka, the secretive Prefect, the Pharaoh’s special envoy charged with combating crime in the capital of the Pharaoh’s empire, also often makes use of Neti Kerty’s special talents. With her powers of deduction and knowledge of the dead, she has already helped solve many crimes.

But then the unimaginable happens. Her parents are cruelly murdered, and Neti-Kerty’s small, idyllic world shatters. Together with Prefect Shabaka, she embarks on the search for her parents‘ murderer. Surviving many shared adventures, they stumble upon a monstrous conspiracy …

The Mummifier’s Daughter carries us back to a land steeped in gods, god-kings, ritual and magic. It paints for the reader a detailed picture of Pharaonic Egypt in all its shadowed glory. Faithfully recreating one of the most remarkable eras in Egypt’s history, bestselling author Nathaniel Burns weaves a shudderingly ominous tale of ancient Egypt’s mysteries with a cast of characters the modern reader will recognize even though millenia have passed.

So light up the incense, sit close to the light and draw back the curtains on the shadowed past with this gripping tale of love and intrigue among the living and the dead in one of history’s most intriguing civilizations …

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Prequel to the Fiji Islands Mysteries series

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Meet young Joe Horseman. How much will he risk to save his dead hero’s honour?

Horseman idolises rugby captain Seru, who plucked him from the crowd of hopeful freshers to place him in his Fiji university’s top team. So when Horseman finds Seru’s corpse in the changing shed he vows to help investigate. But the police refuse to pass him the ball. Even his friends and Coach send him to the sidelines. Could his idol have feet of clay? To save Seru’s honour, Horseman defies the rules and charges ahead.

Death of a Hero is the prequel to the Fiji Islands Mysteries series. Set in 1990s Suva, the young Horseman’s first case is not only a twisty whodunit that will have you reaching for your thinking cap, but a sensitive coming-of-age story that will touch your heart.

If you enjoy tropical islands and brain-bending mysteries, you will love B.M. Allsopp’s gripping tale.

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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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“Siamese twins?”

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

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

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

From the award-winning series — A Secrets of Redemption novella.

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LAPD Detective Gabi Longoria returns home one night to a nasty surprise—her husband has been brutally killed. Her captain refuses to let her join the murder investigation, so Gabi decides to do her own. Convinced the reason for her husband’s death can be found at the New York health club where she met him, she goes undercover as a trainer there. 

As she seeks the truth, she befriends a handsome, mysterious man who claims an evil corporation killed her husband. What’s worse, he also claims they’ve developed a master race to replace all of humankind. Before Gabi knows it, finding her husband’s killers is the least of her problems. Not only is someone trying to have her killed, too, but people around her are mysteriously killed. And she strongly suspects the stranger has something to do with it…

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What can stop the rise of a Fourth Reich on American soil?

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1961 – Adolf Warner is a second-generation Nazi whose sole focus is to restore Hitler’s Reich to its proper glory.

Manfred Amsel is a college professor and Allied spy, tucked in the Soviet sector of a conquered and divided Berlin. 

As the Berlin Wall’s path through the city nears completion, a fateful encounter sets each man on his own quest to escape.

Fifty years later, their paths cross again – this time in America.

Who survives the reunion?

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One man. A remote island. A terrorist threat that puts his family at risk.

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When former Navy SEAL, Jack Kennedy, came to the Kamamalu Island to celebrate his anniversary with his closest friends and family, he could have never known the web of deceit he was walking into. While on a scavenger hunt through the beautiful jungle on the island, Jack is treated to a few clues that seem misplaced. What unfolds is a series of events that will change Jack’s life forever.

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Internationally-bestselling author Michaelbrent Collings brings you a thriller unlike any you’ve ever experienced…

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Get ready, because you’re about to meet the world’s most dangerous hitman. You’re about to meet Mr. Gray.

A killer has come for Amy’s autistic son.

Known only as Mr. Gray, he has no mercy, no remorse. He cannot be bargained with, he cannot be turned from his mission. He is the world’s most dangerous hitman, and he has never failed to complete a contract.

Aided by an ex-cop who lost his family to the same assassin, Amy and her son are on the run, trying to stay alive long enough to figure out who Mr. Gray is, why he wants Amy’s son dead, and maybe – just maybe – find a way to kill someone who can seemingly appear and disappear anywhere, anytime… and who may be something not entirely human.

“What an outstanding read… This is one you will not be able to put down and one you will remember for a long time to come. Very highly recommended.” 

– Midwest Book Review

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When Harvey Beckett discovers a body in a neighborhood garage, she has no idea how much that moment will shift everything in her world.

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Not everyone can be grateful for a murder, but Harvey Beckett almost can. With the help of her friends and her own gumption to make some changes in her life, Harvey sleuths out the killer . . . and her own adventure.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries, inspiring woman sleuths, and the city of San Francisco, you’ll love A Novel Crime. Enjoy this prequel for the St. Marin’s Cozy Mystery series set in a waterside town in Maryland.

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Cakes, kittens and… killers? The English countryside isn’t all it seems!

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The rural village of Heathervale has everything Arrina Fenn wants – a cozy cottage, a cake-filled café, and a cute silver kitten to curl up with.

A dead body is not part of her plans.

When fingers point in her direction, hard-working Arrina Fenn must find the real killer before she loses her home, her job and the cozy life she dreams of in this idyllic English village.

This is the prequel novella of The Heathervale Mysteries, with more twists than a country lane and a cast of cozy characters you’ll be right at home with.

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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 500 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?  

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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A quiet Sunday – A vicious assault – One man’s resurrection is another’s good luck.

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When Alfie set out on his morning cycle ride, the last thing he expected was to be the only witness to attempted murder. The perpetrator of the crime was the only person who knew Alfie had seen him at the scene. And Alfie was easy to find. Scared out of his wits, he kept his head down and waited, as a weird sequence of events unfolded.

This short mystery story will give you a taste for the trilogy ALFIE GOES TO THAILAND.

You’ll want to read all 3 novels.

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Why is the young mistress of a senior Chinese military leader under constant surveillance? What intelligence is she offering the US? Based on a cryptic note from the US Embassy in Beijing, Mac Ambrose is called back to duty for a last-minute assignment. To uncover the mystery, Mac must trust her intuition and look past Macau’s glitter, into the perilous shadows. She’ll be forced to rely on wits and grit to get the job done.

This is a 65-page short story. To quote Stephen King: “A short story is a different thing all together – a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.

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A young boy wakes up from a nightmare and knows he is someone else.

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His terrified mother is sure that her son is possessed.

Sara Caine has done everything to quash her paranormal gifts, wanting nothing to do with that world. She’s pushed away everyone who helped her, especially Father Johan Luken.

When Sara Caine and the small family collide in a Venice, California alleyway, the paths of their lives inextricably change course as they delve deeper into the mystery of the missing soul.

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A Gripping British Mystery Thriller – Anna Burgin Book 1

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London. 1993. Investigative journalist Clare Woodbrook goes missing on the brink of unveiling her biggest-ever story. Is it kidnap? Murder?

Worse still, the police investigation into her disappearance is being headed up by a corrupt DCI – himself the subject of one of Clare’s current investigations.

Clare’s researcher Danny Churchill sets out to find her, and enlists the help of his flatmate – feisty fashion photographer Anna Burgin. But they soon realise that nobody can be trusted. And as the search becomes ever more desperate, suddenly their own lives are very much on the line.

Packed with intrigue, twists, conspiracies, and dark humour, Cold Press is a hugely entertaining British thriller, with a sting in the tail.

David Bradwell is a former winner of the PPA British Magazine Writer of the Year Award and has written for publications as diverse as Smash Hits and the Sunday Times. Cold Press is his first novel.

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When Everything Counts You Cross the Line…

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Al Nadir has transformed terrorism. Through a sophisticated, corporate approach, they dominate global terror. The leader, Al Douri, has created an infiltrating and influential world power with vast destructive potential. His second in command, Sabena Sanantoni, is an evil and remarkable force. Her sadistic habits and savage behavior have coined her The Slayer. Even her closest allies cannot predict her next cruel move. But nobody doubts her status.

Sabena Sanantoni is the most dangerous woman in the world.

MI6 operative, Matthew Kinley, has dedicated his life to his country. But now his government has asked for a level of commitment that even he struggles to grasp. As a double agent, his duty is to walk the thin line between loyalty and betrayal. Kinley is thrown into a world of grey. The dark hole of Al Nadir pulls him one way and the bright torch of patriotism pulls him the other.

Can he walk the line without losing his soul?

Kinley’s brother in arms, Sam Noor, must also face the demands of British Intelligence. Both men have left their families at home, ignorant to their dangerous career path. They live in the space between two worlds. One is the domestic, loving home, and the other is the harsh and fierce duty of their jobs. But as the reality of Al Nadir infiltrates into the lives of UK citizens, these worlds gradually combine. When those they love are in danger, Sam and Kinley must face the ultimate question.

What sacrifices will they make to protect their country?

In a hidden London location, a potentially terrible, possibly brilliant, yet infinitely risky operation is being formulated. An operation to bring down Al Nadir. It’s a mission shared only by the hushed voices of four men. The future is in their hands, holding a plan that will change UK history forever. But the multiple, shifting factors needed for success are flaky and volatile.

Can some cosmic force shift the balance in their favour? Or will their good intentions only knock Earth into further darkness?

In a blackening world, it is the one beacon of hope: Operation Snowdrop.

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AMAZON Bestseller! A Killer Who Likes to Talk. A Cop Who Likes to Listen. A Climax that could leave The Killer, The Cop, or both men dead!

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What Readers are saying about Patterson’s newest Serial Killer Thriller: “Graphic and relentless!”…”Great from start to finish!”…”Dexter Fortune is my new book crush!”…”I was on the edge of my seat!”…”So many delicious plot twists kept me on my toes!”…”I couldn’t put it down…kept me wondering what next!”

It’s a slow Monday at Manhattan’s Midtown North Precinct when NYPD Detective Dexter Fortune answers the phone. Recently returned to active duty, the restless cop is willing enough to be amused by what he thinks is a crank call. After listening to the man describe how he’s already killed two women and promising more to come, Fortune soon realizes the call is no joke. Reunited with his partner, Detective Gabriella Fernandez, the two race to stop a devious serial killer terrorizing New York City and intent on adding to his body count. Taunted by late-night phone calls from the man they call The Chatterbox, a sleep-deprived Fortune is seduced by the killer into making the chase personal. Coming face-to-face with a predator he realizes he’s seriously underestimated, Fortune is lured into a violent confrontation that could leave him, The Chatterbox, or both men dead!

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She never wanted to be the center of attention. But sometimes you don’t always get what you want.

Quinn Reynolds was happy learning to live a simple life. On the surface, she was a struggling writer living by modest means without the entanglements of being involved in a steady relationship. Things change when a stranger comes calling with some information that could change her life, and she may be forced to confront her past.

Bryce Owens is a complicated man with a mysterious past. He wants Quinn to take on a insurmountable task. To kill the man responsible for killing his fiancée five years ago. Then and only then, will he reveal the origin of the photograph.

Will they be able to work together or is everything not is as it seems? Can what was written in blood ever be wiped away?

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