Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 11 Dec 13

Executive Actions (The Executive Series)

by Gary Grossman

A Soviet plot has deadly repercussions for modern America.

“Executive Actions is the best political thriller I have read in a long, long time – right up there with the very best of David Baldacci. Gary Grossman has written a masterpiece of suspense, powerfully written and filled with wildly imaginative twists. Get ready to lose yourself in a hell of a story.” â??Michael Palmer , New York Times Best Selling Author of Oath of Office

An assassin’s bullet changes the course of the Presidential electionâ?? not by killing Democratic candidate Teddy Lodge, but his wife. Riding a wave of popular sympathy, Lodge surges forward as the man to beat for incumbent President Morgan Taylor. Secret Service Agent Scott Roarke is ordered by President Taylor to investigate the assassination, and unravels a deadly Soviet plot that has incubated for more than 30 years. Now in the hands of a power hungry Middle Eastern heir to the throne, Agent Roarke must stop a sleeper agent poised to change the course of American policy in the Middle East. Executive Actions is a tense political thriller, where both the Presidency and the Constitution are at stake.



The Original Alibi, a Matt Kile Mystery

by David Bishop

* ON 3 DIFFERENT AMAZON BEST-SELLLING LISTS

* ON 3 DIFFERENT AMAZON TOP-RATED LISTS

Eleven years ago General Whittaker, long retired, former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bought an alibi for his grandson who had been arrested for the murder of his fiancée, Ileana Corrigan, and the general’s unborn great grandson. The charges were soon dropped and the grandson released. General Whittaker is now dying and he can no longer restrain his doubts. The question that has haunted him all these years must be answered. Did his money save his innocent grandson or cheat justice?

The general hires Matt Kile to thaw this cold case. The solution of the crime is complicated by the passage of years and an excess of suspects, including the general’s grandson, the general’s promiscuous adult daughter, and even the general himself. All had means, motive, and opportunity. The Original Alibi is a big story told on a small stage, intimately portrayed primarily among the members of the Whittaker family and those who serve them. Of the secrets and strategies that fester inside an outwardly functional and famous family.

Matt Kile is a former homicide detective, and pardoned ex-con who, like several real-life former cops, has gone on to achieve success as a writer of mystery fiction. Matt’s efforts are aided by a colorful cast of Damon Runyonesque characters. Chief among them is Axel, Matt’s former cellmate whose parole, after more than thirty years in prison, had been advanced by Matt’s promise of a job. He is also helped by Hillie, a young inexperienced streetwalker Axel takes under his wing. Then there’s Bruno Grunsky, a former mob wheelman, and retired spinster Clara Birnbaum who makes pies in return for Axel’s favors. This mixed bag of characters add flavoring to the story, while each, in their own way, help Matt Kile determine the guilt or innocence of General Whittaker’s grandson.



T.1 Red snow at Tivoli (Inspector Leif Anders Pedersen)

by Sasha Pedersen

A woman is murdered in the Tivoli.

The Chief-Inspector Leif Anders Pedersen and the Inspector Grønkjaer, from the Police of Copenhagen, in charge of the investigation, will, without knowing it, exhume a terrible family secret.

First volume of the series “Inspector Leif Anders Pedersen”, series taking place in Denmark.

The preface of this book gives many facts about Denmark.

33 pages, 5 665 words (Microsoft Office Word, Times New Roman 12)



Body in Maud’s Lake (Ballyhasset)

by Noreen Mayer

This  is the third and last book in a mystery series set in rural Ireland. Maud’s Hotel is located in Ballyhasset, Co Cork and owned by Maud Roche, a widow aged 87.  Maud’s three adult grandchildren run the hotel and calamities occur daily. Then a body is found in the garden lake and suspicion falls on the Roche family members. Dawn O’Grady, who works as Maud’s nurse, tries her hand as a private investigator.



Cooper Collection 132 (The Good Humor Man)

by Bill Bernico

A very old man visits Matt and asks him to look into an accident that happened in June…of 1949. The man is quite senile and thinks this Matt is the same Matt he visited all those years ago. He also thinks he’s still in 1949. The man’s granddaughter asks Matt to simply humor her grandfather, since he’s dying soon anyway. Meanwhile, Elliott is helping Eric out by picking his grandmother up at the airport and showing her a good time while she’s in town. It would seem that these two events are connected somehow–but how?



Transylvania’s Most Wanted

by M L Dunn

Following the events in the highly-acclaimed best seller The Transylvania Detective Squad Chief Inspector Red Meriwether is summoned to a meeting with a member of the Administration, who warns him a game of intrigue and foul-play is afoot, starting with some unknown event to take place in Transylvania City.



Jury of Peers

by Troy Brodsky

When Seth Meek exits the parking lot at Fort Meade, he doesn’t realize that he’ll never return to his dream job – creating unbreakable computer encryption for the National Security Agency. His is a life of comfort and delight – a loving wife, daughter, and another on the way. He has money, security, and promise.

In the space of the next twenty-four hours, however, he is stripped of everything that he holds dear. Seth watches as his family is purposefully and hatefully murdered, becomes a Federal fugitive, and faces off against the waking nightmare of taking his own life.

In shame, self-loathing, and hatred he falls back upon what he knows – computers. Now driven by his rage, and with nothing to lose, Seth embarks on a audacious quest not only to find and capture his family’s killers, but also to bring them to justice.

Seth, however, is not a killer. He is not a vigilante. He’s just Seth… a glorified computer contractor for the NSA. Using his unique skill set, he reveals his plan to put the killers on trial… via the Internet. Social media is the perfect medium for the geometric progression that he has planned. The entire world will be the Grand Jury, forced to confront their own bloodlust, sense of justice, and morality as they decide upon a verdict.

Experience more at: http://juryofpeers.us

Talk to me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/JuryOfPeers.TroyBrodsky



Blinkered

by Simon M Gray

Cayden’s life is Tomahawk Limited, built from nothing to a world leader. Weeks before the critical launch of the Blade, someone starts pushing him towards bankruptcy.

Lancelot ‘Bumbles’ Winston’s life is in Trinidad, as a Detective Inspector. Apathy and disillusionment have gradually detsroyed his career.

Cayden believes he can remain in control. He negotiates, spurning help from a sensual Homeland Security Agent, until it’s too late. A vicious murder, and he finds success is no protection from evil, and desperation no excuse for abusing his girlfriend’s love.

Two lives, both in meltdown, both inextricably linked to one explosive outcome.



Cavern of Light: The Becoming

by Larissa Ladd

Cavern of Light: The Becoming – A NoveletteAbby Bishop experienced a horrific event as a child, so horrific that she never returned to the place that she loved dearly; her Aunt and Uncle’s cabin on Spring Pond.

Abby is now a young woman graduating from culinary school and learns that she must overcome her fears of the past and return to Spring Pond due to a family tragedy. While there she discovers the truth of what happened to her as a child and must now prepare for what lies ahead…the Becoming!



New Jersey’s Famous Turnpike Witch

by Brad Abruzzi

Simultaneous breakdowns (automotive and nervous) first landed Alice on the Jersey Turnpike, and a crippling panic disorder stuck her there. Stranded, broken, and living alone on the toll road, Alice took a turn for the theatrical. Her public gestures of snarky catharsis â?? mock-hangings from overpasses, “Operation Cheese Doodle” â?? won her critical acclaim and a cult following. Adoring fans swarmed to New Jersey, hoping to catch a glimpse of their Turnpike Witch, America’s first and foremost masked criminal performance artist in traffic.

Now everybody wants a piece of the Witch. Fans and online critics are hammering her with expectations. Alice’s support staff of Engineers wants her to double down on more, bigger, and riskier productions. Even the chief state official charged with capturing the Witch is back-channeling her words of encouragement â?? the Turnpike Witch is New Jersey’s biggest tourist attraction, after all. And if these pressures weren’t enough, rival interests look to muscle the Witch off her stage: gangs are fighting turf wars on the northern part of the toll road, a rabid civil servant’s vicious PR campaign is calling for the Witch’s head, and now a troop of Manhattan investors want to capitalize on the new “Turnpike chic” by turning Service Areas into nightclubs. And yet even as the Turnpike Witch is drawn into public battle with these adversaries, Alice continues to work through her own private crises of identity, alienation, and entrapment.

Fair to say, then, that life on this Road to Nowhere takes its toll.



The Illusion of Smoke: The Prequel (Sonnclere Mysteries)

by Ivee Olivares

A strange smoke â?¦ A genetically modified drug â?¦ A chance encounter â?¦

Scientist Dr Neroli Sonnclere stumbles into a mystery that will change the direction of her life.

On the flight home to London from a Biomedical Engineering Conference in New York, Dr Sonnclere bumps into two people who have caught her attention. Indulging her natural curiosity, she follows them out of the airport. Little does she know that the trail would lead her right into a web of intrigue as well as a new discoveryâ??of a genetically modified form of the most illegally consumed drug of abuse. Cannabis.

As the prequel to the Sonnclere Mystery Series, The Illusion of Smoke introduces us to an unusual characterâ??a young female scientist with a unique gift. Born with hyperosmia, or a heightened sense of smell, Dr Sonnclere possesses the ability to sniff out odours undetected by ordinary humans. When utilised in conjunction with her scientific knowledge, she discovers she can use her particular talent in ways reminiscent of Sherlock Holmesâ??by keenly observing her surroundings, swiftly arriving at a deduction and ultimately solving problems unlike those she’s ever faced before.



Getting Too Young For This!

by Steve Games

At 92, Mike Feral feared death and wanted to live forever. So, like others in 2045 who could afford them, he bought Static Aging and Perfected Health to live for as long as he wanted – or until taken by fate. From the Moon to Mars to Alpha Centauri’s stars, he would live to see the 30th Century. Yet none could stay the tides of inevitable change.

How long do you want to live…if you can live forever?

People used to ask, “How do you want to be remembered?” Now they won’t have to remember. I’ll be there.

“The way you open the novel grabs your readers by the throat–all that talk about how virtually no one is remembered once thousands upon thousands of years have passed. I especially loved this line–“In 50,000 years the creators of electricity, artificial intelligence and biological engineering will of no more importance than the names of those who first harnessed fire, built wheels, or used a stick as a deadly spear – if indeed they even HAD names.” For me, while reading this, I experienced a moment of, “Huh, I guess that’s true.” I, too, have often pondered how our short time on earth makes our lives seemingly worthless unless we do or invent something great, life-altering or phenomenal. Then again, when the last person who remembered us dies, we’re dead and forgotten forever, too. I think this line should be featured on the flap of your novel when it’s published: â??People used to ask me, ‘How do you want to be remembered?’ Now they won’t have to remember me. I’ll be here.’ For brilliance, I back you.”
Ashley Graham

Getting Too Young For This!, while complete unto itself, shares a larger integrated fictional universe. Two new releases and links to the entire universe can be discovered at www.tarexia.wordpress.com



Loco, Razer 8

by P.T. Macias

The hard driven, ambitious delta force operative is immune to women. His heart has been destroyed by a treacherous woman and the unexpected loss of his family. These events have driven him nearly into insanity. The hard knocks in life propel him into grasping his emotions, his thoughts, and his physical condition. He focused on his goal. Loco doesn’t allow any type of distractions or obstacles to stop him. His actions and recklessness have earned him his nickname, Loco.

The Infinite power, Razer 8 operatives, are united and linked for infinity. His team mates recognize his pain, anger, and strength is derived from the intense impotency he feels from his loss.

The unexpected mission and unexpected encounter with his soul mate, tests his strength. His mind, heart, and soul recognize his love even before the actual encounter. The ruthless criminals threaten to harm his soul mate, pushing and transforming him into a fearless warrior.



Meeting Mayhem (Meeting Mysteries)

by Katy McDermott

Amateur detective Laurie Kilcannon and Police Chief Tim Riordan plan to enjoy every moment of their dream honeymoon in an Irish castle hotel. They think their biggest challenges will be Laurie’s bad back and Tim’s distaste for driving on the left. What they don’t plan on is discovering a dead bodyâ??one with a bashed-in skull that rules out “natural causes.”

As they unravel the mystery of the victim’s death, they uncover the secrets that hide in their idyllic location. Infidelity, long-held grudges, a depressed economy, alcoholism, deceitâ?¦

Laurie and Tim also join the regulars at McGroary’s, the local pub, and adopt it as their home-away-from-home. Among the characters (and possible suspects) they meet are Cormac, the bar manager who doesn’t drink, Tommy, the charming server, genial Niall and irascible Paddy, town busybody (and Tim’s aunt) Nuala, and novice police officer Sean.

Bad back notwithstanding, animal lover Laurie haunts the castle’s stable, and befriends not only grooms Saoirse, Dónal, Áine, and Mary, but also stable residents Byron, Mercutio, and Treacle. Using her natural friendliness and a seemingly endless supply of carrots, she manages to learn information that will prove crucial to the case’s solution.

So come along on Laurie and Tim’s honeymoon. Spend some time nursing a pint at McGroary’s, try to dodge braying tourist Renée if you can, learn how to say “hello” in Gaelic, watch Tim face off against the local sheep populationâ??and see if you can solve the crime.

Laurie and Tim HAVE to solve it.

If they don’t, Laurie may wind up a widow while she’s still adjusting to being a wife.



1974 part one-THROWING THE GAUNTLET (Cassell Short Stories)

by John W. Cassell

The continuing saga of the Commonwealth of St. Margaret’s into the year 1974. Peace returns to the island after its stunning upset victory against Castro’s efforts to rescue a Communist guerrilla leader…..and yet the ink is barely dry on the Treaty of St. John [ending hostilities officially] before mysterious tragedies strike.



1974 part two-THE LURE OF THE MESSY SPOON (Cassell Short Stories)

by John W. Cassell

The quiet of a hot sticky winter Sunday is disturbed as early reports suggesting tragedy trickle in. The island’s Army and Air Force launch an air-sea search and rescue operation in search of a missing Coast Guard PT boat.



The Minerva System

by Simon Leighton-Porter

Part one of the Death to Bankers series.

Tom Mansell, City trader turned IT developer, has created Minerva, a world-leading electronic trading system. Its success attracts the wrong kind of attention and Mansell finds himself caught up in a battle for ownership, pitting an American Investment Bank against the sovereign wealth authority of the republic of Nashyastan, owner of the world’s largest non-OPEC oil reserves and the West’s new best friend in the darker side of The War Against Terror. Neither has a single scruple between them.

As the bitter struggle intensifies, the stakes are raised and coercion gives way to violence. Betrayed by those he trusts to protect him, Mansell faces a race against time to save all he holds dear from destruction.

In the City, no one cares if you screamâ?¦



When His Dreams Take Flight

by Andy Holloman

Note : After the horrific Sandy Hook shooting (Dec. 2012), I was inspired to create a story where someone might have the ability to stop school shootings.  This novel is NOT about this specific event.              ———————————————————–         From Amazon Bestselling Author Andy Holloman comes a story of struggle, dreams, death, and redemption.

Have you ever dreamed you were flying? If so, you know how exciting that type of dream can be. High School Principal Nick Townsend had those dreams regularly, and he used to enjoy them.

But in late 2012, after losing another battle against the mighty tequila demon, he awakens the next morning remembering a dream of an elementary school shooting in progress. When he sees the details from his dream on the news, he knows that he’s been given a gift (curse?) and the next time he drinks and dreams, he enlists his best friend to help him stop a shooting in Arkansas.

As his alcoholism continues to haunt him, he must decide whether to try and save more students from certain death. He wants to do the right thing. But should he risk his life when his lovely fiance is carrying his child? Will he win the war against tequila? And what if he drinks and dreams again, only to find that the next shooting is happening at HIS SCHOOL?

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From reviewers – “Andy Holloman’s When His Dreams Take Flight is a taut thriller about an underdog hero with an unusual paranormal gift/curse that takes him, and the reader, on an unusual journey of suspense, murder and redemption. Well worth the trip.” – David Lender, Bestselling Author

“Readers, buckle up! Holloman delivers heart-pounding intensity and stomach-dropping twists.” — Bestselling Author Tamara Ward

“A page-turner to keep you from your own dreams.” – Douglas Dorow, Bestselling Author



Cooper Collection 010 (Little Matt)

by Bill Bernico

It was going to be hot in Los Angeles during the Fourth of July festivities and I didn’t want any part of it. Last year the temperature reached up into the nineties and tempers flared. I wasn’t on a case at the moment and decided that my patriotism could be displayed just as well at my brother’s house in Chicago.

Philip was the firstborn and three years older than me. He’d left L.A. right out of high school and settled in Chicago during Prohibition. He and his wife, Betty moved into a double flat in the heart of the city where he was on the Chicago Police Department. Betty was content to be a housewife and mother to the two boys, Matthew and Troy. Troy was named after my grandfather and Matt was named after me. I always held a special place in my heart for Little Matt, as he came to be known.

Matt doesn’t want any trouble. He’s in Chicago, trying to relax when his namesake nephew is kidnapped. Matt will stop at nothing to bring Little Matt back home safely.

The Matt Cooper series consists of a total of 131 stories (so far)



Camera/Phone v1

by Oliver Clarke

Alexi and Jackson just want to have a good time and if that sometimes means taking things from others they can live with it. When they steal a phone in a street robbery they find photos on it that they wish they’d never seen, photos of torture and murder. Worse still the owner wants them back.
A short crime/horror story from the author of Sunliner, Dear Suzanna and The Doorbell. Camera/Phone v1 is the first of a trilogy of stories featuring the same premise but radically different outcomes. v2 and v3 are coming soon.



Other People’s Blood

by Jan Needle

To people like Jessica Roberts and Rory Collins, the bloody, unfolding story of their native Northern Ireland is no more than a sombre background to their day-to-day existence.

They are young, well-to-do, and attractive. When they fall in love the fact that Jessica is a Protestant and Rory is a Catholic is irrelevant – such things are simply not a problem in their world.

But they are wrong.

Jessica’s father is a powerful business figure in the Province, while Rory’s – now dead – had a reputation for involvement with the Republican cause.

Worse still, Jessica is already involved with a shadowy Englishman called Martin Parr.

With appalling speed their certainties begin to crumble in bigotry and violence, as they become caught up in Other People’s Bloodâ?¦

‘Other People’s Blood’ is a terrifyingly realistic thriller of romance, terrorism, family and betrayal. It is perfect for fans of Gerald Seymour and Robert Harris.

‘The tale of two young people whose life is shredded by the Troubles is all too credible. The exposure of lies, betrayals and hypocrisy – personal and political – is challenging.’ Belfast Telegraph

‘Full of steamy scenes, hatred, lust, snobbishness and all uncharitableness, it proceeds inexorably to its savage conclusion.’ Irish Independent

‘Blood and violence – and sex – there is in plenty, also some fine writing and a genuine feel for the reality of that poor, benighted part of the country.’ Sunday Press

Jan Needle has had more than forty books published, including the best-selling ‘Death Order’ and â??The Devil’s Luck’.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



PARADISE BURNS (The Adrian Hell Series)

by J.P. Sumner

Paradise Burns: Book One of The Adrian Hell Series –

This lightning-paced, all-action thriller introduces Adrian â??Hell’ – a former Black-Ops soldier turned elite contract killer. Trying to forget a tragic past, he travels America as a hired gun. Helped by his only friend, techie Brit, Josh Winters, he uses his legendary reputation to make a living from killing bad people.

He takes a supposedly straightforward job in Heaven’s Valley, a sun-soaked paradise in the Nevada desert, but quickly finds himself embroiled in a complex plot that could lead to a devastating global conflict.

Armed with just his pistols and a sharp tongue, out-numbered and out-gunned in a city where everyone seemingly wants him dead, he’s left with no choice but to do the only thing he knows how to – fight back!



1974–Part Four—DE FACE FO’ DE BAD BOGEYMAN (UNCERTAIN PARADISE: 1974)

by John W. Cassell

The investigation of the murder of two St. Margaret’s constables lands in the lap of a mystical, enigmatic police inspector widely rumored to be the illegitimate son of one of the island’s Labourite Royal Governors. A raid takes place….leads are developed as the island remains gripped by hysteria.



Cooper Collection 017 (The Last Stop)

by Bill Bernico

Matt Cooper’s latest client is a woman who can’t seem to get satisfaction from the police. Seems her husband was one of seven people killed when a crazed gunman stepped aboard a Hollywood bus and sprayed the inside with a machine gun. She’s sure the other people were killed to cover up the killer’s real target–her husband. Now Matt had to sift clues and dig for suspects in this, the 15th installment of my 1940’s L.A. detective, Matt Cooper.

The Matt Cooper series consists of a total of 132 stories (so far)



Cooper Collection 001 (It’s In The Bag)

by Bill Bernico

This story takes place in 1944, two years before Matt leaves the L.A.P.D. to start his own investigations business. He and Sergeant Dan Hollister are on patrol when they get a call about a dead woman hanging by her heels from a fire escape. The murderer was easy to catch–he was asleep in that same building. Finding the murder weapon, however, proves to be a little more of a challenge for Matt and Dan.

The Complete Matt Cooper consists of 131 stories (so far)



Gumshoe

by Paul D. Brazill

Gumshoe is a gritty and blackly comic novella from Paul D. Brazill, author of Guns Of Brixton and Roman – Dalton – Werewolf PI.

Gumshoe is the short, sharp story of Peter Ord, a divorced teacher who decides to become a private detective in fading ‘one-whore-town’ somewhere in the north-east of England. Dark farce and tragicomedy ensue.

Following the breakdown of his marriage, in a booze addled flash of inspiration, Peter Ord decides to become a private investigator.

However, is Seatown ready for him? More to the point is he ready for the Seatown’s cast of ne’er do wells, gangsters and lunatics?

Peter must tackle many challenging cases, including one involving a legless crooner, and when he comes under the radar of local crime lord Jack Martin, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

With sidekicks like hack Bryn Laden failure is not an option it’s compulsory. ‘

– Darren Sant, author of The Bank Manager & The Bum.



Typecast by Booker Woodman

by Michael J Kerwood

I started writing the â??Cast’ series in 2005.
Typecast by Booker Woodman
Re-cast
Cast-off
Cast-away
If possible, please read in order.

The series has undergone many changes since going to its first paperback print, and it has survived a massive amount of editing and polishing. Also, it has enjoyed a dozen different endings… but now… (drum roll)… it is finished, with what I would call a ‘thinking man’s’ ending; an ending that made even me shudder.

My thanks must go to…
My wife, Irene, for the cover, back photographs and editing.
Anybody that has enjoyed the books… and everybody that hasn’t, didn’t, couldn’t or wouldn’t.
Anybody named Booker Woodman who reads the series and still doesn’t complain.

Typecast by Booker Woodman is book one in a series, followed at this time by book two, Re-cast, and book three, Cast-off. Book four is as yet unfinished, with a working title of Cast-away.
The first book replicates the immediate existence of our main protagonists who, for the first few pages, are very much two dimensional until Typecast by Booker Woodman stamps its influence upon them.
The three following books, Re-cast, Cast-off and Cast-away follow them and other characters that get involved as they try to overcome the irrationalities and the body count that Typecast by Booker Woodman itself instigates.
At the outset of book one, the reader is unsure who the initial characters are, where they are and what is happening around them. It is not too long before we find out some of the answers. They are soon involved with several deaths, deaths that have been recorded over a period of some thirty years or more, some of them achieved by malicious intent and others by mysterious events, but none of them resulting in convictions.
The storyline has developed some charismatic characters, Peece, Fitz Ffastt, Agnes Hale and Harriet Aston, to name but four from a worthy list. But, be warned, it does feature some colourful personalities, so I wouldn’t read it to your nippers or send it to your aged great aunt as a gift.
The interaction between the protagonists and the humour that they sometimes generate, dry, and at other times farcical, is refreshing in what can only be described as their disturbing and sometimes surreal circumstances.

I recommend this series to anybody who enjoys the â??odd’ death, if only to gain a little understanding of what to expect if they too becomeâ?¦ â??Typecastâ?¦’



When Angels Weep (Sequel to Escape From Bosnia)

by Ray Drayton

I stare at my feet, there is nothing under them – then the slipstream hits us and it feels as though I am lying on a slab of concrete. I scream insanely into my oxygen mask, “we came out stable!! We didn’t spin! Thanks Bubs, thanks Manny!”
Countless clusters of stars look down mockingly, causing me to feel embarrassed by my childish outburst. The stars abruptly disappear and I realise Manny has rolled us over into the free fall position.
Somewhere, 30,000 feet below, hidden in the dark lies Slovenia; and the man we had come to get.
We drop rapidly through the black void, reaching terminal velocity of 176feet per second. The ice cold air tears at my body relentlessly and I feel as though my brain is frozen. All I want is the tandem canopy to open up and slow us down…
Robert Munroe is a big man with a big heart, and endless courage to match. Two years earlier he had fled the horrors of Bosnia barely alive, but with the deaths of two comrades on his conscience.
A letter from the MI6 man who he openly despised, arrives like a bolt out of the blue. The money on offer for his alpine skills to guide an SAS hit team into the Balkans is an offer he cannot refuse. Their target is a man who had struck fear and loathing into his heart during his earlier forays into Bosnia.
Vladimir Vulkonic; the monster who instigated a modern day holocaust in a Bosnian town, close to the Serbian border.
The SAS mandate is simple: Locate Vulkonic and bring him out to face international justice for his war crimes – or liquidate him.
Robert is not alone in his quest for vengeance. Eight thousand souls from the town of Srebrenica; men and boys exterminated in the name of ethnic cleansing, ride on his shoulder. Their tortured cries for justice relentlessly fill his consciousness.
He finds himself returning to the Balkans to realise two obsessions which had never left him. The first is to avenge the death and despair wrought upon innocent children who were unwilling participants in the horror that was Bosnia. The second is to realise the secret love for a beautiful English woman that he had harboured for two years. It was a love so secret he had kept it from himself – until now.
He had come back to get two people: Vladimur Vulkonic the butcher of Bosnia, and the lovely Caroline Mounsey, who until now had remained tantalisingly beyond his reach.

‘WHEN ANGELS WEEP.’ A fast moving story, continuing from where ‘ESCAPE FROM BOSNIA’ left off. This is a powerful tale of fear, death and courage against insurmountable odds.
Will Robert Munroe finally succeed in his pursuit of happiness, and would the nightmares cease? Will he stay alive to achieve both??
For him this is not only a physical journey in an effort to find his true self – it is a journey of consciousness that each of us must undertake to escape the clutches of mortal fear and limitation.



Hunting the Wren, A Historical Murder Mystery Short Story (Bess Rowland Mysteries)

by Sarah Barton

Here’s a historical murder mystery, for you, set in the 18th century, one Christmas Day…

Someone is killing the lordlings in London.Get your copy of Sarah Barton’s “Hunting the Wren” to discover this intriguing who dunnit.

“Mrs.” Elizabeth Rowland is the young housekeeper for a courtesan, Kitty Fleet, living on the edges of fashionable society. She lives vicariously through the excitement of her mistress’s affairs, never dreaming that a very different sort of excitement is about to land on her doorstep — literally.

It’s Christmas morning, chill and bright, and Bess Rowland steps out to sweep the front steps of snow only to find a dead lordling sprawled across her mistress’s stoop, beaten bloody and holding what appears to be a dead wren.

It isn’t long before she has even more company: Besides a mysterious body, a Bow Street Runner by the name of Jim Watt appears, this address in hand, wondering if he’s too late — but for what?

An unexpected suitor for Kitty’s favours comes knocking — but Kitty’s career will be in ruins if rumour of this dead body gets out…

What is the significance of the wren? Can Bess remove the body, help Watt solve his mystery, sort out the suitor, keep Kitty safe, and maybe find a little romantic intrigue of her own, all without burning Christmas dinner? Scroll up and grab your copy now to find out!



A Killer Christmas (tales of Christmas woes)

by Luis Samways

“The fire is stoked and the kids are in bed, it’s time for some Christmas tales where all the characters end up dead….”

Get ready for four Christmas stories that will make Santa Clause blush!

In Boston, murder cases don’t stop for the holidays, and neither do the efforts of the Boston PD.

In this story collection you’ll find everything you need for a Christmas read. Thrillers don’t come more packed full of action then these bad boys. These stories will leave your heart racing and your intrigue levels high.

This box set contains three brand new shorts and a bonus Novella!

The man in the shadows

Chandelier

Homeless Witness

& Bonus Novella

25th Of Dismember

This collection contains 150 pages of Christmas fear for one festive price! Don’t miss out on the holiday collection that’s fit for every thriller fan!

Synopsis for each story:

The man in the shadows:

A man lays in the shadows in wait for someone he loves dearly. This person has done him wrong and he intends to put things right in his personal way, even if that means getting his hands dirty.

Chandelier:

Phil Rogers leads the perfect life. He has a perfect family in a perfect home, but he is hiding an imperfect secret that could affect everything and destroy his family in one full sweep. Can he hold onto his sanity and get his life back on track or will imperfection spoil his Christmas?

Homeless Witness:

A homeless person witnesses something he shouldn’t in an alleyway he called home for the night. What he sees forces him to run only to find out he can’t hide from reality and the men who pursue him. Will he be able to survive Christmas Eve or is he Xmas fudged?

And bonus novella 25th Of Dismember:

A machete wielding killer is on the loose:

With the city of Boston gripped by a Christmas Phantom, it’s the jobs of the Boston PD and its front line Detectives to bring the Machete Man to justice.



The Monarch Project

by Nik Boston

An epic tale of mind-control and sinister conspiracies, magnetic cult leaders and an evil cabal intent on establishing the New World Order.

The US is suffering from an unusual rash of mass cult suicides. The bloody and shocking deaths of almost one hundred people in a seedy Brooklyn warehouse see a team of cult exit experts and behavioural scientists come together to form a task squad intent on getting to the bottom of the alarming trend.

Their new target is a New-Age spiritual teacher, Eon Stella, who claims to be the embodiment of the long-awaited messiah and lives on a private island in the wilds of upstate New York near the border of Canada. He’s eloquent with a casual charm and an impressive bank balance. His â??self-help’ group, Nova Roma , has set up by Stella as a kind of antithesis of the Catholic Church.

The head of the investigating team, Jimi Kritzler, is a hipster-lapsed-Jewish-boy from Brooklyn who has a stash of PhD’s and two best-selling pop-culture books about mind-control. Jimi convinces the group to infiltrate a forty day retreat on the island to get an insider’s look at the beating heart of a budding cult.

Anne Diamond is an Australian theologian who is compiling a manuscript on Vatican corruption and she is leaving behind some domestic dirt to accompany Jimi on the retreat.

The island lies in the Thousand Island stretch of the St Lawrence waterway and boasts a nineteenth century fairytale castle and boat house. The guests soon learn that this cult is like no other. Eon Stella preaches a doctrine of Bacchanalian extravagance where sex, fine whisky and luxurious fare are all part of the experience.

As the retreat progresses through a blizzard-ridden winter, the castle becomes ice-bound and completely cut-off from the outside world. As the isolation and claustrophobia set in, so does the paranoia and the inescapable passions that such close proximity incite.

The retreat becomes a mind battle between Stella and Kritzler. Anne is not sure whose side she should be on but when talk of a CIA mind-control experiment starts swirling into the leery mix, Anne starts to question her own involvement in this operation.

The Monarch Project is a thrilling page turner that will keep you guessing until the end.



No Limit For Charlie

by W A Harbinson

‘What else do you do to keep busy?’
‘Me?’ Charlie said. ‘I kill people.’

Charlie kills people – a lot of them. He doesn’t care who and he doesn’t care how, just as long as he gets what he wants – a hundred thousand dollars in cash, protection during his getaway back to where he came from – a dark cave in Death Valley – and a private talk with the President of the United States.

So Charlie goes on a killing spree, starting with a doped-up hippie musician and a lot of innocent bystanders in a Los Angeles bank. This time Charlie is out for the big time. No limit. And there is nothing anyone can do about it. No-one, that is, except Linda, one of the hostages… but also a powerful senator’s seductive, dangerous daughter.

NO LIMIT FOR CHARLIE… The explosive shock thriller from the bestselling author of GENESIS and REVELATION.

Though first published in the 1990s, this edition includes a Foreword especially written for it by the author.



Virgin Auction (Pattaya Crime Mystery & Suspense Thriller)

by Alasdair Gilchrist

Undercover in the sin city of Pattaya, masquerading as Legal Advisers in an attempt to snare foreign criminals and undesirables, Investigators Song, Deng and Bee are immersed in a murky world of fraud and intrigue. They discover the objectives of the operation have a scope far wider than they could imagine, Their fear; a master puppeteer is at work; and in this toxic habitat of charlatans, fraudsters and thieves, they must play the game by other’s rules, for the highest stakes of all, the life of a young girl, 



Long Time Dead (Gus Dury 4)

by Tony Black

Gus Dury is back on the drink. While in hospital after a hit-and-run accident, his best friend, Hod, asks him to investigate the ritual, on-campus hanging of an Edinburgh University student. The murder victim’s mother is a high-profile actress, who has promised a big-money reward. Gus, desperate for money, goes undercover at the university, taking a janitor’s job, and soon uncovers a similar ritualistic hanging which took place in the ’70s. Few of the students are prepared to talk about it – until another one of their group turns up dead by the same method. But Gus now moves into very dangerous waters as he begins to discover what and who is really behind it all – and he becomes the next target for the executioner.

LONG TIME DEAD is the fourth novel in the Gus Dury series, crime writing that hits you like a shot of whisky and aims straight for the gut…

Critical acclaim for Tony Black

“a compelling and convincing portrayer of raw emotions in a vicious milieu”
The Times

“if you’re a fan of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina or Irvine Welsh, this is most certainly one for you”
The Scotsman

“Black renders his nocotine-stained domain in a hardboiled slang that fizzles with vicious verisimilitude”
The Guardian

“Ripping, gutsy prose and a witty wreck of a protagonist makes this another exceptionally compelling, bright and even original thriller”
The Mirror

“Comparisons with Rebus will be obvious. But that would be too easy… Black has put his defiant, kick-ass stamp on his leading man, creating a character that deftly carries the story through every razor-sharp twist and harrowing turn.”
Daily Record

“An authentic yet unique voice, Tony Black shows why he is leading the pack in British crime fiction today. Atmospherically driven, the taut and sparse prose is as near to the bone as you are ever likely to encounter in crime noir. Powerful.”
New York Journal of Books

“With comparisons to the like of Irvine Welsh and William McIlvanney echoing in his ears, Tony Black has become a top-class author in his own right.”
3AM Magazine

About the author

Tony Black is the author of the Gus Dury PI series (PAYING FOR IT, GUTTED, LOSS and LONG TIME DEAD). His police inspector series, featuring DI Rob Brennan, includes the titles TRUTH LIES BLEEDING and MURDER MILE. He is also the author of THE STORM WITHOUT (Doug Michie #1) and the heist novella, R.I.P ROBBIE SILVA. He lives in Ayr, Scotland.



Loss (Gus Dury 3)

by Tony Black

Gus Dury is a changed man. He is off the Edinburgh streets and back with estranged wife, Debs. He has promised her that he won’t get involved in any more dodgy cases which the police can’t or won’t solve. And above all, he’s off the drink. In his pocket at all times is a half bottle of Scotch, but although the label is worn to shreds, he has never so much as loosened the cap. Then his brother Michael is found dead with a bullet in his heart and Gus’s life begins to unravel all over again. How can he keep the promises he has made and still avenge his brother’s murder?

Tony Black’s third novel about washed-up hack turned private investigator, Gus Dury, is absolutely gripping – a labyrinth of violence, secrets and emotion.

Critical acclaim for Tony Black

“a compelling and convincing portrayer of raw emotions in a vicious milieu”
The Times

“if you’re a fan of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina or Irvine Welsh, this is most certainly one for you”
The Scotsman

“Black renders his nocotine-stained domain in a hardboiled slang that fizzles with vicious verisimilitude”
The Guardian

“Ripping, gutsy prose and a witty wreck of a protagonist makes this another exceptionally compelling, bright and even original thriller”
The Mirror

“Comparisons with Rebus will be obvious. But that would be too easy… Black has put his defiant, kick-ass stamp on his leading man, creating a character that deftly carries the story through every razor-sharp twist and harrowing turn.”
Daily Record

“An authentic yet unique voice, Tony Black shows why he is leading the pack in British crime fiction today. Atmospherically driven, the taut and sparse prose is as near to the bone as you are ever likely to encounter in crime noir. Powerful.”
New York Journal of Books

“With comparisons to the like of Irvine Welsh and William McIlvanney echoing in his ears, Tony Black has become a top-class author in his own right.”
3AM Magazine

About the author

Tony Black is the author of the Gus Dury PI series (PAYING FOR IT, GUTTED, LOSS and LONG TIME DEAD). His police inspector series, featuring DI Rob Brennan, includes the titles TRUTH LIES BLEEDING and MURDER MILE. He is also the author of THE STORM WITHOUT (Doug Michie #1) and the heist novella, R.I.P ROBBIE SILVA. He lives in Ayr, Scotland.



Time Release

by Martin J Smith

Pittsburgh, 1986: The city is gripped in a panic as a maniac slips poison onto pharmacy shelves. All of the evidence has pointed to Ron Corbett, but shoddy policework let Corbett off the hook, left the crime unsolved.

Ten years later, it’s happening again. This time, for the most personal of reasons, Detective Downing has made it his mission to see Corbett behind bars. He enlists the help of Jim Christensen, a psychologist who specializes in memory, to interview Corbett’s son, now a young man with a painful past and problems of his own. Does the boy remember his father poisoning pill containers? Has he blocked memories of a horrific crime spree enacted in his own house? As Christiansen explores the boy’s memory and Downing grows more obsessive investigating the case, both men fear that the killings now may not be as random as they once thought, and that unlocking memories may draw them too close to a vicious predator.

“Time Release sizzles, cooks, and singes! It’s a whipcord thriller full of deftly drawn characters, intrigue, and taut action. This is a spellbindingly accomplished first novel”
â??James Ellroy, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Nowhere

“Time Release is a fast, smart read and one fine thriller.”
â??Robert Ferrigno, New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for the Assassin

“Unexpected plot twists and breathless tension combine for a suspenseful ride that doesn’t let up.”
â??The Kansas City Star
 



The Innocent Thugs

by Henry Alfred Bugalho

An implacable family of criminals. A detective at the bottom of his career. An investigation that will lead him to unpredictable consequences.

Silvana, the mistress of the mafia’s big boss, went to Vico pleading for help, but now she is dead. The most evident explanation is suicide, but detective Vico is not convinced.

In the course of the investigation, Vico will end up in the grip of the Italian mafia, in a war against Chinese drug smugglers for the control of the power in the city.

In a corrupted and violent world, where Vico can trust no one, will he be able to solve Silvana’s death? Will he survive in this fight against ruthless criminal organizations?



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