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Dessert In Disguise (A Galaxy Dessert House Cozy Mystery)

by Agatha Baker

Life in scenic Heaven’s Falls takes a strange turn for local coffee-shop owner Winter James when she’s asked to cater the engagement party for her ex-fiancée, Justin, and his new bride, Ashley.

Life gets even stranger when a murder is committed in her coffee shop, Galaxy Dessert House. Suspect number one? Winter. Devastated by the death of someone close to her and unsure whom to trust, Winter must figure out, with the help of her friends (and possibly her pet parrot, Venus) who really committed the crime.

The local policeman is acting strangely, and Winter is shaken when she finds herself suspecting those she trusts most. A love of literature and travel isn’t always the most helpful traits to have for detective work, but that’s what Winter had to work with.

Can she figure out who the murderer is before she’s convicted of a crime she didn’t commit? Will the entire town turn against her? Life in Heaven’s Falls may not be so heavenly any more. 



The Cult: Part One: A Jill Hunter Short #8 (The Jill Hunter Short Story Series)

by Ari Rose

Welcome back for the eighth installment of the Jill Hunter Short Story Series.

Each story in the Jill Hunter Short Story Series is a quick read taking the average person about an hour to finish (they’re each about 10,000 words). But, what it lacks in length it makes up for in fast-paced thrills.

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The Cult: Part One: A Jill Hunter Short #8

When Rosie, Jill Hunter’s new receptionist, approaches her about a weird potential new case, Jill finds herself intrigued.

Against her better judgement, she agrees to hear the woman out. She learns that the woman, Tara Steadman, believes her neighbors, the Logan’s, who she has been good friends with, are members of a Satanic cult who plan to abduct and sacrifice her baby son.

Jill isn’t convinced it’s true, but she is convinced Tara believes it, and she offers to take the case.

When Jill breaks into the Logan’s house, she finds more than she bargained for, and she’s left wondering exactly what the truth really is.



The Waves Break Gray (The Raleigh Harmon mysteries Book 6)

by Sibella Giorello

Everyone has a plan, until life crashes in

Raleigh Harmon earned a brazen reputation during her years with the FBI. Now leaving the Bureau, she hopes to rebuild some broken relationshipsâ??including her new romance with alpha-male agent Jack Stephanson.

That’s the plan â?¦

But when a dead body literally crosses her path in the mountains of Washington state, Raleigh’s forced to choose between her personal life and her forensic skills to track a killerâ??a killer unlike any she’s ever encountered, and a murder with clues that don’t add up.

Realizing the killer will strike again, Raleigh knows the only way to stop another death is to put herself at the top of the killer’s list.

With innocent lives on the line, and the FBI watching her every move, can Raleigh save another innocent girl from a gruesome endâ??or will she only wind up with more regrets, and literal dead ends?

Praise for the Raleigh Harmon series

“Giorello has won the Christy Award and has received two Pulitzer Prize nominations. When you read this book, you’ll see why.”
â??Booklist, Starred Review
“Read her for her wonderfully descriptive prose, her killer plots or her well-drawn characters, but read her. You’ll come away enriched in deep and plentiful ways.”â??The Richmond Times-Dispatch



The Ruby Trap: An Aidan Carver Short Story

by L.B. Simon

Aidan Carver, a former thief, now working with police and insurance companies to investigate robberies, finds himself entangled with a client. Before he knows it, he’s back in jail, accused of theft. His only hope lies with Isa and Savannah his trusted sidekicks. Can they prove his innocence? Or is he back where he had started; just another thief behind bars?
The Ruby Trap is the prequel short story in the Aidan Carver series.



Sara’s Game (The Sara Winthrop Thriller Series Book 1)

by Ernie Lindsey

Single mother, successful executive…target for revenge.

*USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
Previously a #2 Kindle Bestseller on Amazon
Over 470,000 copies downloaded worldwide!

Two years ago, Sara’s husband left for the gym one morning…and never came back. His car was found. He wasn’t. Unbelievably, the police report said, “No foul play suspected.” There were a few unreliable sightings over the following months, but little else.

Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children have gone missing from their schools, all at the same time.

And the note under her windshield wiper asks one foreboding question: Are you ready to play the game?

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An Interview with Author Ernie Lindsey

1. What got you started with the Sara Winthrop Thriller Series?

I write as if I’m reading the story as I go, so I create the type of fiction that I’m drawn to. Some of the best psychological thrillers have influenced my work recently, like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Defending Jacob by William Landay. Those two are absolutely masterful, and I feel like I should use them as study guides.

2. Sara’s Game was featured as a Kindle Daily Deal back in 2013. What was that recognition like, and how did it change your writing career?

Having Sara’s Game offered as a Kindle Daily Deal literally made my career what it is today. I couldn’t be more thankful to Amazon for recognizing its potential and featuring it. The access to so many readers, fans, and new friends has given me the opportunity to write full time and I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.

3. You write a lot of suspense, mystery, and thriller books. What are some of the top qualities you look for in the best mystery novels?

That sense of urgency that keeps you flipping the pages long after you should’ve gone to bed. It’s what I look for in the fiction that I read, and I absolutely try to instill that in my work. When I first began reading suspense thriller books, I cut my teeth on Dean Koontz, and for clever mysteries, it was Elmore Leonard. Two of my heroes, right there.

4. Are the titles in this thriller series chronological and what should readers expect?

Well, if a reader is looking for stunning thriller books, Sara’s Game is a great place to start. You know, in the author’s humble opinion, of course. With the Sara novels, readers should expect a fast-paced, heart-pounding journey throughout the whole series, and they are chronological, actually. They do work as standalone novels, but they’re best read in order so that you won’t miss important details from earlier parts of the story. So, they should be read like this: Sara’s Game, Sara’s Past, Sara’s Fear, and then the companion novella, One More Game, which comes later and features a different main character than Sara herself.

5. What are some of the themes, ideas, and categories that new readers can look for in Sara’s Game?

Ultimately, as one reviewer suggests, this is a novel that asks, “How far will one mother go for her children?” It’s part suspense kidnapping, part psychological thriller, part puzzle, part game, and readers are encouraged to solve the clues along with Sara.



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