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Get your FREE copy of Max Dunne: Hunted


As a private investigator located in the worst part of town, Max Dunne has had his share of weird cases and had seen quite some shady shit, but nothing prepared him for what was about to come…

He shouldn’t have picked up that phone call, he was just about to call it a day.

The voice on the other side had a different plan for him.

In this suspensefulnail biting cat & mouse game, Max is taken on a twist-full investigation – adventuring from location to location, only to end face to face with his worst nightmare.

Join Max on this psychological page turning thriller as he struggles to fill in the pieces of who is playing with his mind. What he finds out will shock his existence and change his life…forever!

Get Max Dunn: Hunted – because everyone likes a psychological suspenseful twister and A.R. Zane definitely shows she is a master of the human psyche!

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If you could go back in time and change your future, would you?


Thomas’s father is dead, and now Thomas lives in a grief torn world. But things don’t have to be this way. His father left behind blueprints for a time machine, giving Thomas a chance to put the pieces of his shattered life back together. But finishing the time machine isn’t the end of his problems… far from it. In his quest to fix his life, he is hurled accidentally into the future. Into the year 2049, where the world is filled with heat, devastation, and a sickness that takes away everything that makes us human. In his struggle to survive and find his way home, he is forced to face his worst fears: haunting memories of a tragic past, a devastating truth, and worst of all, himself.

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Newly joined Siamese twins – work that one out!


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’, Available on Amazon


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When does freedom go too far?


Doctor Rowena Halley has finally found a job that pays enough to live on. Too bad it’s a continent away from one of the men in her life, and an ocean away from the other. Plus, the campus she’s teaching at is not the idyllic haven it seems.

There are the usual problems of academia: busywork, embarrassing extracurricular activities, a difficult department chair. And then there’s real danger. A Gamergate activist has been invited to speak at the college, and a campus Men’s Rights group has threatened to protest the event. Are the rumors of violence swirling around the speaker “just talk,” or are they going to become action?

When Rowena gets drawn into organizing the event, she is called on to find out before something tragic happens. Her dive into the campus’s incel culture just threatens to stir the pot, though. Rowena is worried that she’s going to lose her job. With tensions on campus running this high, however, it may be more than her contract that is terminated. The college is concerned about freedom of speech. Rowena is concerned about the freedom to stay alive.

Combining suspense, dark humor, and a touch of romance, Trigger Warning is a sharply satirical examination of modern higher ed reminiscent of Robert B. Parker’s investigations into the dark side of contemporary college life, written by someone with years of experience in the trenches of academia.

Content warning: Along with the kind of adult language you should expect from mouthy undergrads and battle-scarred Iraq vets, this book also contains a serious discussion of bullying, incel culture, and gun violence. You’ve been warned.

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The body count rises when greed and cold arctic air mix.


A detective from Anchorage Alaska is called to an oil camp on the Arctic Ocean to investigate a murder/suicide. A man’s body was found outside the camp being consumed by a Polar Bear. His sister was found strangled in her room.

In Northern Canada, a Detective with the RCMP is investigating two bodies found in a tar pond in Canada’s Northern Oil Sands. Over two thousand kilometers separate the crimes.

Soon, both detectives will find the murders are related and the potential threat to North American Oil. They must work together to convince their superiors what they’ve uncovered is real.

This Detective Thriller touches the edges of science fiction, while surfing the realms of what is already possible in science—and the manipulation of world oil.

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Be gray. Be dull. Be deadly.


Hard to identify a single sparrow in the flock. Don’t stand out. Blend in with the crowd. That’s what makes an efficient spy.

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When Prey Becomes Predator


When you said I could never escape, I knew I would.

When you told me all hope was lost, I knew it was not.

When you declared you would kill me soon, I knew I would kill you first.

I am Alexandria Ridley.

I am a survivor.

And I am coming for you.

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The gripping DCI Kett Crime Thrillers start here, with a deadly killer, a brutal blood debt, and a secret that will change DCI Kett’s life forever…


DCI Robert Kett is about to have the worst day of his life.

The city is a Furnace, nine million people losing their minds in an unprecedented heatwave. Somebody is strangling young men on London’s buses and trains, and Kett must find the killer before the capital descends into chaos.

But that’s not all he has to worry about. An old enemy is out for revenge, and with a price on his head, danger is everywhere.

London is burning, but if Kett’s not careful then it’s his life—and the lives of those he loves most—that’s about to go up in flames…

Discover the events that led up to PAPER GIRLS in this official DCI Kett Novella from bestselling author Alex Smith.

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How much would you risk for a stranger?


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.

“A thrilling, scary, rollercoaster of a ride.”

“gripping and truly frightening.”

“characters incredibly believable with intriguing back stories.”

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Sometimes, good men learn to break the rules.


This mystery thriller by author Carl Matthews takes you on a journey, perched on the shoulders of one of the most feared undercover assassins in the Agency’s arsenal. With unseen forces seemingly pushing America and Russia on a path toward armed conflict, he will once again be asked to go undercover to find out who is responsible for the killings of top American agents in Europe – and to put a stop to it.

But what happens when a good man spends too much time in a den of vipers? Will he become one of them, or does he hold true to the values he has sworn to uphold? When a man lives his life pretending to be someone else – and perfecting the ways to kill, will the line begin to blur? How will he use those finely tuned skills?

Take a peek into the head of a man who is giving chase, and at the same time on the run. On the run from his enemies. On the run from his past. On the run from himself.

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A girl tethered to a serial killer by heart leads them to the undiscovered bodies of The Devil’s breath victims.


Tethered follows two sisters, Willow and Raine Viviers along side two rogue FBI brothers on what seems like an impossible task to solving a dead end case. With no leads, and a corrupt government cover up, their time is running out to stop the spread of a Serial Killer Cult before another victim is claimed. 
But they have a secret weapon…

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Nicholas Sharp knew there would be blood on his hands. It was just a question of how much.


Nicholas Sharp knew there would be blood on his hands. It was just a question of how much.

The death of a child and her mother, or the loss of countless thousands. Sharp is ordered to choose, but the former Marine Sniper gave up following orders long ago.

         Turning his back on the military system that turned him into a killer when he shot an innocent man, Sharp is grateful to have now found refuge in a career as a successful musician. But while he is preparing to back well-known former rock star Robbie West on a USO tour of Iraq, a close friend and her daughter disappear.

Nicholas Sharp has survived by not believing in coincidence.

He is now compelled to act.

One wrong decision, one misstep, and the consequences could be disastrous.

Somewhere between Lee Child’s Jack Reacher and Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole, Nicholas Sharp may be a flawed human, but you certainly want him on your side.

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How do you kill a man… who’s already dead?


Internationally-bestselling author Michaelbrent Collings 

brings you a mystery unlike any you’ve ever read before…

Detective Evan White knows this: his wife is dead, and he will do anything to find who killed her.

“CRIME SEEN by Michaelbrent Collings is one of those rare books that deserves more than five stars.” 

– Top of the Heap Reviews

So when a stranger calls and says he has information, Evan is more than interested. But within moments of meeting the stranger, it is clear that this may be not merely someone who knows about the killing… he may well be the killer.

“It’s rare to find an ending to a novel that is clever, thought-provoking and surprising, yet here Collings nails all three….” 

– Ravenous Reads

Now Evan and his partner, Angela Listings, are after the killer. A madman who slaughters at a whim. A murderer bent on destroying everything and everyone Evan loves.

“With an ending that will keep you guessing until the last chapter, I would definitely recommend this book…” 

– Horror Drive-In

But the deeper Evan gets into his investigation, the more he begins to question whether he really wants answers. Because the deeper he digs, the more it seems like the man he is hunting… may already be dead.

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A local Sheriff’s daughter gets caught up in a string of murders. Luckily, Anonymous is the only one who can help make her feel safe again. He’s the man destined to take down the worst of the worst.  

In the course to learn about his mysterious past and solve the case, Anonymous must overcome the Sheriff’s hellbent stance on keeping him from taking the lead. The question is—-is it merely pride that has the Sherriff so twisted, or is he perhaps keeping bigger secrets?

From bestselling author John Greyson comes In the Blood of Justice, part one of Anonymous, a thrilling series of short stories about a lost man who’s contracted to kill with no recollection of his past. Follow him in each story and see if he finally solves the mystery behind his identity.

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A thrilling mystery with suspense and romance


Heading toward the capital of Malawi, three foreign aid workers, are forced to stop for an unauthorized roadblock set up by rural villagers.

After the villagers converge upon the vehicle, they pull one of the workers from the SUV and execute their ruthless savagery.

As journalists Leo Bronson and Vivian Thomas investigate the aid worker’s brutal death, they uncover a heinous plot born of rumors, rage, and a centuries-old superstition involving bloodsuckers.

But, did the villagers attack because they feared the worker wanted their blood? Or, could they have been coerced into carrying out the violent act?

If you love a thrilling mystery with danger and a touch of romance, then you’ll enjoy The Secret Rival! Start reading today!

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Once you’re in, there is no way out


He told her to leave and never look back. That’s exactly what Brooke Clarke did. Her only possessions being the clothes on her back and an old Ford, she arrives in the city of Whitestead.

Hoping she can slowly build a new life for herself, she soon realises she’s not out of danger. Without knowing what is really happening, and who is after her, Brooke gets pulled into an underground world of money, guns, drugs, and murder.

Desperate to reunite with the man who sent her away, her best friend and partner, Brooke finds herself sinking deeper and deeper into a life where you always have to watch your back, and never trust anyone.

Apart from maybe the man whose job is to protect her at all cost…


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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.


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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One spark can change the course of history …


She thirsts for revenge. And she’ll happily team up with violent men to spill unholy blood…

 Indiana, late 1960s. Starla Noecker is naive farm girl who loves God but whose world is torn apart when her charismatic pastor steals her innocence. Determined to send him to Hell for his sins, she sets fire to the church and watches it burn—only to discover an innocent parishioner has died in his place. Her father takes the fall, her mother follows the pastor to California, and Starla won’t rest until he pays for his iniquities.

 Her path to vengeance crosses seductive mass-murderers and rough-riding Hell’s Angels, until it reaches the dark heart of the South American jungle…

Get Firestarter to avenge what cannot be forgiven!

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She looks like she’s your new best friend, but is she really a deadly enemy?


Isabel knows her stalker. Waif-like Alicia pops up everywhere she goes. All her friends love her. Everyone wants to help her. Only Isabel is left with a bad case of the creeps.

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Murder in the high-desert draws mantracker Mitch Kearns into a web of deceit in this taut short story by JT Sawyer


Blood on the Mesa takes readers back to Mitch Kearns’ FBI days, when Mitch utilizes his mantracking skills to help a fellow field agent solve the murder of an informant in the desert south of Winslow, Arizona. Together, they find themselves navigating a murky trail of suspects in the lucrative black-market trade of prehistoric artifacts, in a criminal manhunt that will put their own lives at risk.

This prequel short story takes place during the weeks preceding Dead in Their Tracks, the first book in the Mitch Kearns Combat Tracker Series by JT Sawyer.

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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.


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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What if Your Future Was Based on Your Dreams?


Penny has dreams. Harrowed dreams. Stark and unsettling, they fly through miles of her subconscious, jar the corridors of restless sleep. Although the nightmares affect her physically, the painful aftermath is the least of her concerns. Penny has no memory of her magnificent manor residence, no remembrance of any detail of her life. The staff in her exclusive mansion hold a certain fear in their eyes, a tremble on their tongue. What are they hiding?

The sparse details they reveal leave a trickling breadcrumb trail of ghastly secrets Penny may not be ready to face. As the hours tick by through the hands of a grandfather clock, the twisted discoveries gnaw at her subconscious, tickling vague recollections of something which seems lost, but not forgotten, buried but certain to be resurrected.

From the author of The Last Word and Waiting in the Night comes a stylish character brimming with intrigue, painted with ingenious mystery, and hopefully strong enough to carry the immense responsibility she was intended to bear.

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One Reporter. Three Dead. Five Knives.


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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In a haven for artists on a small island in the Caribbean, Ella Sapphire has finally found a place where she belongs. But as her art flourishes, her funds flounder. Desperate to remain in paradise, she accepts a job that is too good to be true, plunging her into the dangerous world of an island cartel. 

On his 25th birthday, Beaujean Ali meets a beautiful artist who makes him yearn for a life less complicated than his own. When the stranger sets him up to be attacked, he must find out which of his friends is really a foe, while protecting the artist who has stolen his heart.

If you like heart-pounding action, tropical settings, and star-crossed lovers, then you’ll love Angel Vane’s The Hidden Threat.

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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!


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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In the spy game, some secrets are too hot to handle


Dark Haloes: Kindred (Dark Haloes series Book 1/3)- A suspenseful international spy thriller with a touch of romance

In the spy game, some secrets are too hot to handle…

After their brutal confrontation with the Black Raven terror group, Arella and David
finally score some much needed R&R. But their romantic cruise through Europe is cut short when Mossad and the CIA intercept an encrypted Black Raven signal.

Another deadly attack is imminent… and this time the target is somewhere in Europe. The pair of operatives battle their way across the continent, taking on a cabal of terrorists and killers. But before they can stop the group’s sinister plan, David’s secrets finally catch up with him…

Wounded, on the run, and hunted by an army of assassins, the two agents can only
trust each other. As their attraction grows deeper, Arella and David must risk everything, putting both their lives on the line to strike back at their enemies.
But Arella has secrets of her own, and she is shocked to discover that the Black
Ravens ultimate plan may hold a clue to the fate of her missing family…

Fans of Tim Tigner, Daniel Silva and Brad Thor will love this steamy,

heart-racing espionage thriller. Get your license to thrill… 

Read the Dark Haloes series today!

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The fourth book in the BESTSELLING Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series!

“My new favorite cozy murder mystery series. Can’t wait for the next book to come out!”

Meghan Truman’s relationship with her assistant is severely tested when she becomes prideful over a donut recipe she’s introduced to Truly Sweet’s menu. Matters are further worsened when a distant relative of this assistant, with selfish intentions and bad manners, is found dead in the town center.

The local handyman is arrested and put in jail when several witnesses confirm they saw him having an altercation with the murdered victim. Handsome detective Irvin and Meghan believe he’s innocent but the evidence against him is too damning to overlook.

Will Meghan’s attempt to give her assistant a second chance at restoring their relationship backfire or will a determination not to harbor unforgiveness in her heart lead her to the true murderer?

Book 4 in the Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Perfect for a lunchtime read. If you want to enjoy a quick light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay. 

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In Quake City, don’t go down to the docks at night…


Quake City at night. Smugglers at work. A dockworker found dead in the morning. Private investigator Danny Ashford suspects foul play. Investigative reporter Deepa Banwait follows a lead to the docks to land a story. When Danny and Deepa cross paths, trouble mounts.

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It started as a twisted online contest. It gave birth to a serial killer.

Download your copy of Dead and Buried

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It started as a twisted online contest. It gave birth to a serial killer.

Download your copy of Dead and Buried

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It started as a twisted online contest. It gave birth to a serial killer.


Online Delores Hutchinson is known as His Hot Ex.

She is Holly Pepper’s best friend in the adult online business.

Last week Delores missed the monthly girl’s night out.

Her body was found naked and strangled in a dumpster at Disney in Orlando.

Lauren Dufrene is known online as Milf Monica.

She was murdered in Savannah, Georgia.

The cops haven’t connected the two cases yet.

But Delores Hutchinson has a friend she never knew about…

…a friend with benefits….

Dennis Trunk

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A body. Someone they all knew. But what brought him to that hotel room and that grisly death?


Augustine Boyle and the team are called out to a hotel on the outskirts of Washington, Tyne & Wear. A body has been found in a room. It’s someone they all used to work with. He made enemies when he worked with them. Now he’s a debt collector. What brought him to that room? Who could kill in such a way? It’s up to Augustine and the team to find out.

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The shark-infested corporate waters are about to become deadlier.

When a young and ambitious executive, Justin Truth, is thrown into the murky, shark-filled corporate waters, he must find a way to survive the feeding frenzy surrounding him while becoming the deadliest shark of them all.
To do this, he must master the game of internal politics, ruin his competition, and exploit all opportunities.
Who can he trust? Who can trust him?

In this gripping thriller that practically turns the pages for you, get a chilling glimpse inside the mind of a corporate psychopath and learn how he manipulates those around him to accelerate his personal success.

Executive Truth is a Justin Truth novella and prequel to the Truth Files.

For fans of Breaking BadJoker, and House of CardsThe Truth Files will push your boundaries, twist your morality, and leave you craving more!

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It’s never too late for love.


The entire Stone family is home in Flint River for Christmas the first time in over ten years. Mary Stone couldn’t be happier. The holiday season brings her a new love as well, in the form of Elijah Jefferson.

Everything is as it should be until a young woman goes missing and there is a robbery at the Gem Emporium. Mary never imagined the events that took place over of the next several days, nor did she know how necessary her particular brand of wisdom would be.

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TARNISHED SILVER spins a web of wealth, diamonds and old family secrets that lead to murder.


When software developer Abby Strickland receives an unexpected inheritance of eight cartons of sterling silver, her world turns upside down.  Why did

d her aunt hide such a treasure trove and what will Abby do with it now? 

But first, she must deal with the police when her serving piece for a special cake becomes a murder weapon.  With blood on the family silver and officers threatening to arrest her based on circumstantial evidence, she has to protect herself.  Simon, the black Lab puppy, keeps Abby on her toes. 

Lured to the crime scene in Saint Michaels, a sailing destination on the Chesapeake Bay, Abby finds a different way of life filled with quirky characters, boat races and a handsome guy, all only ninety minutes from the Nation’s Capital. 

It’s fun until she is tangled in a web of wealth, greed and family secrets.

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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?


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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DCI Bex Wynter may be his only salvation…


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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Welcome to Essex County. Expect no mercy.

Get your FREE copy of Shaking the Tree


 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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Does the Devil have his final alibi?


A new monster is here to keep you up at night. In the tradition of The Silence of the Lambs comes a killer with an appetite.

Harry Lightman, known as the Daylesford Devil by the press and dubbed “Lucifer” by the locals, has been sitting in a prison cell for the best part of 20 years, sentenced to life imprisonment for the torture and murder of 14 women. Each one had been preyed upon by a monster that fed on the flesh of his victims, the peaceful country towns reeling from the terror that had stalked their communities. Now, on the eve of the first victim’s 20-year anniversary, a new killer has taken up where the Devil left off, his victims dying in the same horrific circumstances as his predecessor’s, the trademark signature announcing its horrific return with bloody consequences. But is it really a new killer or does Lucifer have the perfect alibi?

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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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A string of grisly murders; a scared and superstitious populace; an investigator desperate for redemption


When murders in the poverty-stricken Liberties begin to be credited to a savage dark beast with the soul of a recently deceased serial killer, Alderman James knows he must take on the case. He sees an all too human hand at work and is determined to win over the people he once let down so badly.

With only the duplicitous and deceitful Hellfire Club member, Mr Edwards, for assistance, James ventures out in the cold, snowy streets in search of the true killer. Can he solve the case and redeem himself once and for all? Or will the fear and anger in the streets finally boil over into chaos?

If you like serial killer and detective stories in a historical setting, you’ll love this book.

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Maybe I’ve seen too many movies, but to me, it sounded like a body hitting the floor.


When her neighbor Donna disappears all of a sudden, Nicole is certain that Donna’s husband Henry is to blame. With the local sheriff not believing Nicole, she’s forced to investigate on her own.

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A missing person? A tormented sister. A deadly quest.

In this page-turning short story from bestselling author John Greyson, aspiring cop Tori Whitfield deals with the aftermath of her missing sister. Cast into sudden darkness, Tori begins to suspect that someone close to her is involved and tries to set a trap before leaving for the police academy.

It isn’t long before the darkness she had escaped from in her hometown finds her. Tori is forced to rush out into a dark snowy night and race back to her hometown in order to save two innocent lives but is quickly greeted by the horrible truth.

Will Tori survive her nightmare or will she fall victim to the hideous truth that is determined to destroy her?

From bestselling author John Greyson comes Preyed Upon, part of Dark Corner collection, a thrilling collection of short stories about a world full of crime committed by those who are good and bad. Follow each character’s journey in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.

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How do you un-see a murder?


A brutal stabbing witnessed through a window. Accidents that aren’t accidents. Two new men in her life, one of whom might be the killer. So, who can Marley Kendrick trust? The police suspect her of wrongdoing because the murder scene is spotless and has a missing dead body. The fact that she saw the murder while working as a maid further points the finger at her. And though Marley hadn’t seen the face of the murderer through the glass, what if he saw her?

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Detective Shelby Griffin Thriller


Detective Shelby Griffin is sworn to serve and protect the city of Los Angeles. That doesn’t mean that she has to like it.

Actually, Shelby hates LA, and she can’t wait to get out of here and return to her hometown in Rhode Island. For now, though, she needs this job, and she works the streets every day with her partner Trevor Morris. There’s no shortage of cases, either. Shelby’s neighborhood is on the very brink of an all-out gang war, and it’ll take just one spark to light the tinder-dry atmosphere. That spark comes in the form of a dead gangster who might just prove to be the catalyst for a gang war that could kill hundreds and cause devastating collateral damage. Or does it?

When Shelby discovers that the murder is not what it seems, she’s determined to find the real killer, but a kidnapping turns the whole case on its head. The murder Shelby is investigating has led to a terrible choice. Either way, people die. And if she doesn’t find the killer and stop him, those people could include Morris. The vigilante roaming the streets makes life even more complicated for LA’s most reluctant detective as she fights back in this fast-paced first installment of a five-book series.

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


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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A killer short story


He thought he planned the perfect murder.

She thought they were still in love.

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What would you do if you found a beheaded body in your hotel room closet?


All Rita Avery wanted to do was put on the perfect wedding for her daughter Zoe. But finding a headless torso in her hotel room 3 hours before the guests will arrive foils that plan!

When the victim’s head shows up at the resorts golf equipment shack, Rita decides to get to the bottom of it. A good look at the guy’s social media makes Rita wonder if a wife murdered her husband as revenge for infidelity. Or did a secret admirer decide to liberate the wife from her scoundrel husband? Worse, is Zoe in life-threatening danger . . . again? And will Rita and her husband escape the trap in which the murderer snares them?

Murder and a passel of twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Zoe’s wedding is the most exciting you’ll ever attend!

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Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!


Financial fraud of elderly villagers in Leavensport, an urban sprawl threat to the community, disastrous dates, cross-sell marketing gone wrong, and another murder? Jolie Tucker is ready to try dating again. Well, she has no choice—since her family auctioned her off to the highest bidder. Her best friend, Ava, has agreed to a double date, but both friends find out hidden secrets about their partners as well as deception by one of the village’s own, who will soon be found dead. This plot is sure to be spicy!

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Dare to enter a killer’s mind


Dare to enter a killer’s mind.

“The heart-pounding serial killer thriller that will leave you breathless.”

A teenage girl is brutally murdered in an idyllic lake community. In over his head, the local sheriff calls upon the Behavior Analysis Unit’s best profiler, Scarlett Bell, to find the murderer. 

Is a serial killer stalking Coral Lake?

Now Scarlett faces a killer unlike any she’s encountered. Bloodthirsty. Cunning. Insane. 

Another girl goes missing, and the special agent must stop the killer before time runs out. But the killer is a ghost, a phantom hiding in plain sight, and Scarlett must untangle a confusing web of evidence if she hopes to track him down. 

If she fails, the girl dies. The body count will grow.

Scarlett should beware. The killer is coming for her now. 

The page-turning FBI serial killer thriller that will leave fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Regan, Matthew Farrell, and Thomas Harris breathless. From the bestselling author of Storberry.

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Dramatic political thriller. Set in the Philippines, this story is a no-holds-barred expose of the corruption, intrigue, murder and extortion rampant in the islands.


Get ready for a fast-paced, racy ride. This award-winning novel will grab, and keep, your attention.

 Readers have said:

“Arthur Crandon has produced in ‘Deadly Election’ a nearly unputdownable read…” and “Crandon is an excellent story-teller. The ending is in a class of it’s own. Read and enjoy, like I did.”

Three village lads stumble on a hidden fortune in the dense Philippine jungle, but can they hold onto it? Many wicked but powerful men will stop at nothing to take it from them.

Enrique Consuelo, a corrupt politician crosses their path on his way to the Presidency. Consuelo will stop at nothing to gain the power and wealth of the highest office.

Together with his men, he twists and turns. Murder, theft, rape and other atrocities abound as they near election day. He will stop at nothing – as long as it gets him there.

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With ice in their veins they are frozen in time

If you like Inspector Morse – you’ll love DI Jack Gilbert – a hard nosed traditional British copper with old fashioned principles and a personal life about to become a nightmare. It’s the swinging sixties. The new regional Mid-Anglia Constabulary is about to be formed and Detective Inspector Gilbert is appointed to head up a new team. 

In his last case before the move Jack hunts a cold-hearted killer. The man is prowling the streets of Peterborough at night. He is addicted to a special kind of pleasure. Young women are disappearing, their bodies frozen. 

This exciting prequel to the best selling DI Jack Gilbert series of British detective mysteries is by Amazon author Michael Saunders, an exciting new voice in sixties crime fiction. THE ICE MAIDEN is perfect for fans of Colin Dexter, L.J. Ross, Ian Rankin, and Stuart Macbride. Grab your FREE copy today and discover the icy truth.

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Banking can be dull … and deadly!


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Do you trust your doctor?


Elijah Cone’s doctor said he could help him. His doctor lied.

Hiding from a traumatic past, Elijah spends his remaining days in the Rose Haven Retirement Home avoiding contact with the other residents, desperate for death to relieve him of his all-consuming guilt.

Elijah isn’t the only one with a secret, Doctor Perry has one too. The charismatic doctor employed by the rest home loves that his elderly patients have been abandoned by their families, because nobody asks any questions when the lonely disappear.

Forced into action, Elijah and the other retirees soon learn that under Doctor Perry’s care, death is the easy option…

Do you trust your doctor?

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Get your FREE copy of Buried Memories

When did you see your first dead body?


A DS Albie Edwards Short Story

It is 1992 and Albie Edwards is given the position of acting sergeant. His first investigation centres around the case of a missing girl.

During the course of the investigation, Edwards finds himself under pressure to save the victim and find the attacker before they strike again. A lack of sleep and a need to further his career begin to play havoc with his thoughts. As the pressure builds, his memories take him back to his own childhood. Memories that should remain buried.

Did you enjoy the ‘No Worries’ series? Book 4 is coming soon…


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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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