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Cold Comfort: A Detective Barry Gilbert Mystery (Detective Barry Gilbert Mysteries)

by Scott Mackay

“Mackay makes his cops’ first case as crisp and snappy as a Canadian winter and a lot more light-footed. A debut to cheer.”â??KIRKUS

An Arthur Ellis Award finalist.

In the midst of a record-cold winter, the stepdaughter of a government official is found dead on a snow-swept pier at the harbor. Overworked and underpaid Detective Barry Gilbert is called to investigate. The Metropolitan Toronto Police Force is already beset by political maneuverings that threaten their jobs, and the sensitive nature of this case may increase that risk to the point where detectives from Gilbert’s own squad are chopped. All of this is before the victim’s autopsy reveals a seemingly unsolvable enigma: the victim froze to death first and was shot later, after she was already dead.

So begins a treacherous trail of evidence that leads Gilbert to the coldest zones of the human heart.

As the investigation takes unexpected and baffling turns, he at last suspects an outside manipulator, and must use all his skill to untangle clues that at first defy explanation. Probing deeper in the victim’s dark past, he discovers the terrible secret she’s hidden all her life. He’s forced to confront his own values, and learns that even the most superlative detectives can lose their judgment at the most critical momentsâ??often with the deadliest of consequences.

Hidden Legacy (A Romantic Suspense Novel)

by Sylvie Kurtz

A Romantic Suspense Novel:

A jewel thief has kidnapped Juliana Shales’s daughter, leaving Juliana no choice but to steal the Nadyenka Sapphire and trade the royal treasure for her daughter’s safe return. What Juliana doesn’t realize is that she’ll have to steal it from Special Agent Lucas Vassilovich, the only man she’s ever loved.

Lucas is using the family heirloom to set a trap and capture the jewel thief making a fool of him. He has no idea he’s about snare the woman who’s haunted his dreams for the past six years.

But even with his career on the line, Lucas will do anything to protect Juliana.

Then he discovers the legacy she’s kept hidden from him.

OTHER TITLES by Sylvie Kurtz
Hidden Legacy (A Romantic Suspense)
One Texas Night (A Romantic Suspense)
Personal Enemy (A Romantic Suspense)
Broken Wings (A Paranormal Romance)
Silver Shadows (A Paranormal Romance)
A Little Christmas Magic

Bestselling author Sylvie Kurtz believes that organic dark chocolate is an essential nutrient and justifies watching sappy movies by knitting soft wool baby blankets. She has written 21 novels.

Elections and Consequences (Canton County Chronicles Mysteries Book 1)

by C.M. Carleton

“The whole series is worth reading. I couldn’t put the books down.”â??Sara A., Verified Purchaser review referencing entire series (from review of A MODICUM OF THANKS, Canton County Chronicles Mysteries Short Story #2)

Two murders…one winner…

After Assistant Canton County Commonwealth Attorney Kit Babcock reports sleazy attorney Walt Brown for unethical conduct, the money for her position mysteriously dries up.

Facing imminent unemployment, Kit wonders whether she should return to her old job of prosecuting lawyers for ethics violations (where, in fact, she once prosecuted Walt), but that means leaving home. And maybe returning to a position where she got burnt out prosecuting horrible attorneys isn’t the best idea.

Then Kit wins a write-in election for Canton Circuit Court Clerk–a write-in election she didn’t encourage at all. But on Election Night, the defeated incumbent, Gary Moss, publicly and to her face threatens to sue Kit to keep his office, claiming she must have won by fraud. Kit wonders if the job is worth the lawsuit that will come with it.

As Kit ponders whether she should accept the office, Gary rather inconveniently turns up dead. And while the death seems to be an accident, information soon comes to light that the late Mr. Moss was actually murdered.

And Kit becomes the prime suspect.

Unless the real murderer is discovered, Kit can forget about being the clerk or going back to her old job–not to mention keeping her law license and her freedom.

ELECTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES is the first novel in the Canton County Chronicles Mystery Series by C.M. Carleton.

WARNING: Contains some language which some may find offensive.

To Catch A Creeper

by Ellie Campbell

Insanely good read for fans of humor and mystery cozies‘ Rabid Readers Reviews
Definitely kept you on the edge of your seat and turning page after page till the end. I couldn’t stop reading this one!‘ Night Owl Reviews

Cathy is riding high in her brand-new job at a (surprisingly bitchy) top London advertising agency working with best friend Rosa. But when Rosa’s pregnancy goes amiss and enemies sabotage her new career, she finds herself leading a chaotic double life of lies and deception, hiding a shameful secret from all, especially husband Declan who appears in the throes of a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile she’s agreed to unmask the notorious Crouch End Creeper, a burglar terrorizing their neighbourhood. Little does she know that her meddling, assisted by fellow mothers (the Wednesday Once Weeklies) and the Neighbourhood Watch, will lead their dangerous opponent to murder. And that it’s not only the tall elegant transvestite who is placing herself at risk…

 ‘Interesting, intriguing with many surprises‘ Books-are-my-Life Reviews 
There is so much hilarity in this book, I just can’t even begin to explain it!’ Christys Cozy Corners
A brilliant, hilarious mystery with a fabulous leading Lady surrounded by a host of great characters‘ MebookshelfandI 
‘A fun, engaging mystery….it is very funny, but also keeps you on your toes! Such a fan!’ Mrs MommyBooknerd 
A definite must read from anyone who loves mystery’s with laughter at every turn‘ 23 Review Street  
5 Star for sure! You will find yourself laughing, grimacing, and shaking your head in disbelief at the antics and goings on in this book‘ Mikishope
Ridiculously funny‘ On my Bookshelf
‘Top Pick!’ – Night Owl Reviews      

Fractured Steel (Imperfect Metal Series Book 1)

by T.J. Loveless

Karen Barnes’s life is simple, just the way she likes it, surrounded by horses and the mountains of Laramie, Wyoming. She is well aware the longing for adventure can lead to blood and death, a hard lesson taught during her one, and only, tour in Iraq almost a decade ago.

A stranger approaches Karen about boarding a famous horse foaled in her stables, making her instincts go on high alert. She knows for a fact the stallion’s owner would never sell Five Alarm, the US Reining champion worth a hefty ten million dollars. In ten minutes the stranger confirms her worst fears, launching her into weeks of torment at the hands of her kidnappers.

Armed with a spine of steel, she escapes, but the ordeal is far from over. It was a cover up for espionage. Trusted contacts join the fray, and in the end, pay for their loyalty by dying for her safety. Others aren’t so trustworthy, and as the truth is brought to light, she is betrayed yet again.

Safety and freedom come with their own emotional shackles. She had the courage to fight the battle, but can she live with the aftermath of the carnage, or survive the fractures to her mind?

The Innocence of Father Brown

by G.K. Chesterton

Chios Classics brings literature’s greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.

The Innocence of Father Brown is the first in a series of classic mystery short story collections. Written in 1911, The Innocence of Father Brown contains 12 short stories.

CATch a Killer (A Millie Holland Cat Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)

by Nancy C. Davis

From Bestselling cozy mystery author Nancy C. Davis

Half asleep with boredom, Millie perks up to a news report that her local jeweler has been murdered in what appears to be a botched robbery.

In her bumbling way as she insists to Detective Marx that you catch more lies with honey, she digs deep to try to put the killer to justice and finds that there are more suspects with motives than she could imagine.

As the plot thickens, and Millie crosses lines, she starts to wonder if she’s in danger. When it comes down to the wire, will Millie escape a desperate situation, and will she decide maybe sleuthing isn’t as important as being with her small family of felines?

If you love animals, especially cats, you will enjoy this cozy mystery series

(all books can be read as a standalone)

Watered Down Death: A Coppin’s Locks Mystery (Goodwood and O’Malley Mysteries)

by Lucinda D. Davis

(Originally published as Root of All Evil)

Elderly Dr. Bill Whitehall died in the churning waters of the mill at the bottom of his garden in Coppin’s Locks. But was he alone?

Monica Goodwood and her business partner, Erin O’Malley, owners of Rocking Horse Antiques, dive into discovering the truth about the demise of the old curmudgeon, a man whose best bedside manner was reserved for animals in need and not people in pain.

The idyllic village of Coppin’s Locks with its British style pub, cozy tea shop, trendy boutiques and quirky, colorful characters is abuzz with curiosity. Who wanted the grumpy old man dead? Was it one of the locals, who all seem to have alibis tinged with lies, or is the death linked to the past with hidden details kept secret for decades? And why does the old black and white photograph found in a bureau seem so important to somebody?

Monica’s boyfriend, attractive detective Patrick Lawson, and local Police Chief Van Dyck offer assistance while sometimes turning a blind eye to the girls’ escapades. As the â??snoop sisters’ poke and pry looking for answers with help from Haggis, the West Highland terrier, the dark and disturbing events from decades ago hoverâ?¦ entwined and tangled with the Dr.’s death. At least one person in town knows the truth, but nobody is talking!

But, the biggest fear in this quiet backwater is, will the killer strike again?

(originally published as Root of All Evil)

The Wisdom of Father Brown

by G.K. Chesterton

Chios Classics brings literature’s greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.

The Wisdom of Father Brown, published in 1914, is the 2nd short story collection of the classic mystery series.


by John Buchan

Chios Classics brings literature’s greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.

Greenmantle, written by Scottish author John Buchan, is the second of five novels featuring Richard Hannay. Greenmantle, which is set during World War I, is the sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps, which has been adapted into many movies and a popular British television show.

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