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Jasmine Steele Mystery Series Collection Books 1-3 (The Jasmine Steele Series)

by Kimberly Amato


This nicely-priced bundle of Volumes 1-3 of Kimberly Amato’s Jasmine Steele series is made to order for fans of hard-boiled police procedurals, badass female sleuths, and bargains. Those who can’t get enough of the exciting new wave of hard-boiled women sleuths, created by writers like Megan Abbott, Laura Lippmann, Lisa Lutz, and Vicki Hendricks will love Amato’s take-no-prisoners style, her unflinching attention to harrowing detail, and her tough-as-nails but soft-hearted detective.

Lovers of traditional mysteries will appreciate the web of fierce loyalty tempered with fearful caution that links Jazz’s tiny but hardy support systemâ??both at work and at home. Somehow or other, in each book, Amato manages to mix all the excitement of an action thriller with the swirling emotions of a mainstream psychological novel.

“Don’t think you’re untouchableâ?¦you or your son.” Then a dial tone…
Home is no haven with that that kind of caller on the line. Shrewd, hardened New York homicide detective Jasmine (“Jazz) Steele’s just come back from a grisly crime scene involving the body of a brutally-beaten young girl, the second she’s investigated this week. That was horrendous, but with these eight words, ending ominously in “your son,” Jazz’s immediate fear is for her nephew Chase, who’s already been through hell in his seven short years. In Kimberly Amato’s hard-boiled yet deeply emotional police procedural, no one is spared tough breaks and turbulent anguish. A lesser cop than Jazz would barely be able to cope.

With a shadow on Chase and the aid of her friends’ grace-under-fire and brandy-fueled heart-to-hearts, Jazz–who has more ‘tude than even the toughest investigator, male or female–navigates the cruel streets of New York City while struggling to keep custody of the only family she has left, doggedly in search of the elusive, psychopathic murderer who seems to be killing off women who look suspiciously like someone close to Jazz… and she’s not willing to lose yet another person she loves.

In Jasmine Steele’s heartbreaking new case, an entire family’s been viciously murdered. Hard-boiled alert: author Kimberly Amato pulls no punches.The mother’s throat was slit while trying to call for help and the father was shot in the chest, then gruesomely sliced up while still alive, like a scene from a horror film. Also found, the body of their young son, about Jazz’s son’s age, left in the closet with a snapped neck.

But it’s the remaining clues to a missing fourth victim–a teenage daughter named Kaley–that leave her reeling. Kaley’s seemingly disappeared without a trace.

Soon Jazz discovers that the family had plenty of disturbing skeletons in its closet. Skeletons possibly warranting hiring a hit man on the Internetâ?¦

Gory video game violence comes home to roost when two store managers are brutally murdered in the back room of their gaming shop just before peek holiday season. The corporation that owns the store is doing everything it can to keep the matter quietâ??but they won’t succeed if detective Jasmine Steele cracks the case. Because said corporation has plenty of skeletons in its closet; and one of them is far too familiar to our heroineâ?¦

Kimberly Amato serves up a heart-pounding, chilling addition to the Jasmine Steele hard-boiled mystery seriesâ??a fast-paced police procedural that’s as gripping as it is eerily personal. And it comes with a captivating (although, as Jazz might say, a slightly “nerdy”) bonus: a heaping dose of the fascinating ins and outs of video game subculture. Which is far more murderous than the average reader would suspect.


by Olivia Flaggert

He’s the perfect catch…charming, affluent, intelligent. On the surface, it appears like every woman desires to be with him. How could they resist?

Lenny Jameson, a successful physician, has a way of alluring almost every woman. As his clinic partner, Dr. Amanda Hemingway can’t avoid his mysterious, and captivating charmâ??but why would she? Since the day Lenny entered her life, he’s all she ever wanted, and she isn’t one to back down from her desires so easily.

Emma Johnson is a vibrant hopeful young woman doing her best to tackle adult responsibilities and recover from a breakup with Kyle, her first lover, and boyfriend. However, after continual setbacks, it feels as if she’s going nowhereâ??until Lenny enters her life.

For Emma, it seems as if things couldn’t get any better, now that she’s dating her charming new boyfriend, Lenny. However, things take a quick turn the night someone close to her is murdered. As the clues start to unfold, it soon becomes evident that those whom she thought could be trusted, may not be so trustworthy after all. How far will one go for love in this heart-shattering story?

Love can be so blind in this story of obsession, lies, and betrayal. And not everything is what it seems in this gripping psychological thriller.

Furious Magic: From the Federal Witch Series (The Fairy Locket Book 3)

by Bradford Bates

Here you will find two holiday tales that will make you wonder if indeed Magic is real. These stories fit like hidden puzzle pieces in the greater picture that is the Federal Witch Universe.

Twas the night before Christmasâ?¦ What happens when a doppelganger comes to town and starts making people think that Zoey is a prankster and a fraud?

Pumpkin Patches are supposed to be full of wonderful and tasty fall produce but what if you find one that isn’t? Monsters have come to town and only one person in town is any sort of match for them.

Both stories previously appeared in books that no longer exist as books.

White Russian – A Thriller (Jacqueline Jack Daniels Mysteries Book 11)

by J.A. Konrath

Just when you get outâ?¦

Former Chicago cop Jack Daniels thought she’d left her former life behind. She’d traded her badge for a toddler, and her lifelong pursuit of heinous serial killers for a boring house in the suburbs.

â?¦they pull you back in.

Then Jack sees some pictures. Pictures of men who were supposed to be dead. And once again, against the fierce insistence of her husband, Phineas Troutt, Jack reluctantly straps on her gun and goes hunting. Hunting for the worst of the worst.

This leads to a trek across the Great Plains, searching for a modern slavery ring, on a collision course with three of the most horrible villains Jack has ever faced.

But Jack, and her irritating buddy Harry McGlade, will face them, and much more. Because they’re prepared to go to hell and back to rescue an old friend.

The trick will be getting back in one piece. Andâ??spoiler alertâ??they don’t.

What are you willing to lose?

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