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Murder on the Brewster Flats: A Gus LeGarde Mystery (LeGarde Mysteries Book 12)

by Aaron Paul Lazar

Some family secrets shouldn’t stay buriedâ?¦

Music professor Gus LeGarde and his wife Camille are looking forward to a relaxing vacation on Paines Creek Beach in beautiful Cape Cod. But Gus barely has a chance to feel the sand between his toes before a near-miss car accident drags him right into the middle of a local family feud â?? and a centuries-old mystery that’s begging to be solved.

As Gus is drawn further into the conflict between the Cooks and the McNabbs â?? two families with a grudge going all the way back to Colonial times â?? he and Camille keep uncovering more questions than answers. Where is the long-lost Cook family treasure? What’s really wrong with Beckett, the McNabb-side member who’s the father of young Jane Cook’s son? And who’s telling the truth about Beckett and Jane’s clandestine relationship: Jane’s grandfather, surly patriarch Albert Cook; or Beckett’s slightly odd parents?

Before long, mounting tension gives way to true danger as people start vanishing. And in the middle of a fast-brewing hurricane, Gus discovers the real secret at the heart of the feud: someone who will stop at nothing to make sure their side wins. Including murder.

Packed with shocking twists, exciting action, and fascinating tales of family lore and pirate treasure, Murder on the Brewster Flats is the first LeGarde Mysteries crossover novel with award-winning author Aaron Paul Lazar’s popular Paines Creek Beach series. Don’t miss this installment!

Next Girl On The List – A serial killer thriller (McRyan Mystery Series Book)

by Roger Stelljes

The perfect boyfriend.
The perfect lies.
The perfect killer.
Dating can be deadly when your name is next on the list.

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Mystery Series

Smash hit & runaway bestseller from one of the best new authors in crime fiction

Her body is found face downâ?¦ carefully emulating a masterpieceâ?¦ and a timer is rapidly ticking down to the next killing.

It had been so long since she had someone in her life. She thought he was amazing. The perfect guy – the perfect date. His calculated game of seduction and deception worked flawlessly. After luring her into his death trap, he quietly slid out the door and disappeared yet again without a trace.

What clues are hidden in a picture perfect murder?

Complex obscure clues woven into intricate crime scenes challenge Mac McRyan, all while a warped mind taunts him and stalks another innocent soul. As time relentlessly ticks down, Mac is forced to fight not only his own instincts, but a deceptively treacherous killer in his most mind bending and dangerous case yet.

A heart stopping, action-packed killer thriller that fans of John Sandford, Lee Child and Michael Connelly will be hooked on by one of the best new authors in crime fiction.

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What people are saying about books in the McRyan Mystery Series:

“Wow!! Just wow! This has to be the best McRyan book I’ve readâ?¦I really enjoyed the twist and turns this book had to offer.”

“This book takes the reader on one wild ride, with the suspense not letting up until the very end. Mac is one part Lucas Davenport and one part Mitch Rapp – and it just does not get any better than that!”

“Sex, power, money, and murder keep you wanting to keep reading until you finish it and then wishing there were still more to read! Great story with all the elements of a fantastic read.”

“Two thumbs up, way up for this one!” Five stars and then some.

“Couldn’t put it down! Everything else I had to do just sat until I finished this book. Compelling, thrilling, good tale, all ends wrapped up, with a thoughtful ending.”

“Roger Stelljes is exceptional. His plots twist, turn and keep you glued to the book. Minnesota has produced two mystery writers of extreme talent, Vince Flynn and Roger Stelljes. Keep ’em coming Roger!”

“Another Mac McRyan excellent read!!! I wish Mr. Stelljes could write faster because I love his books and can’t wait till the next one. He never disappoints.”

“A thriller that drew me right in. A well written story – and you just have to like Mac!! I’ll read more of Mr. Stelljes’ books. Loved this one!!!”

Dark Blooded Desires: Vampire Fantasy (Bonds of Damurios Book 1)

by Nicki Ruth

He’d loved her for a thousand years. Now she’s returned to him, but at what cost?

Davina wakes up disoriented and confused. To make matters worse, she doesn’t remember who or what she is! She then learns she’s been asleep for years, no, millennia! Unable to put together the pieces of her past, Davina revels in her newfound freedom to chart a brand new life for herself in a world foreign to her. But dreams of fire, blood, and death stalk her waking moments. Something sinister churns within, threatening to overwhelm her with its dark desires. How will Davina find a way to save herself before she becomes the monster she fears she is?

Alexios’ only goal is to hunt down his sire and make him pay for the evils he’s committed, including abandoning Alexios to die. So when he discovers a sleeping Davina, Alexios is completely thrown. She’s a reminder of a tragic past he thought buried. Yet her face is one that still haunts his dreams and fills him with longing. He vows to protect her, but his plans for revenge could derail their growing bond. A bond he’s yet to realize can be his salvation.

When Davina loses control, it’s imperative they solve the mystery of who she truly is. But as ancient forces plot to destroy them both, will they realize in time the answers they seek may be closer than they think?

First in the Bonds of Damurios Series, debut author Nicki Ruth, weaves an action-packed vampire thriller that mixes blood, magic, and sizzling romance set in a new futuristic fantasy world.

One For Sorrow (Isabel Fielding Series Book 1)

by Sarah A. Denzil

A chilling psychological thriller by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Silent Child.

Who really killed Maisie Earnshaw?

Within the walls of the high-security psychiatric facility, Crowmont Hospital, reside many violent offenders. To nurse Leah Smith, no matter what, all offenders are patients first and foremost. When Leah is appointed as nurse to Isabel Fielding, she is determined to remain professional despite the shocking crime Isabel allegedly committed in her past.

Seven years ago, six-year-old Maisie Earnshaw was found face down in a duck pond, her body mutilated. Isabel–at age fourteen, found covered in Maisie’s blood–was convicted of murder.

As Leah spends time with Isabel, she comes to know her as a young woman with a sweet, gentle nature, someone she could never see as a murderer. Leah begins to suspect members of the Fielding family of framing Isabel as a young girl, and she’s not the only one. True crime blogger James Gorden thinks Isabel is innocent too.

But is Leah letting her own dark past taint her judgement as she grows closer to her patient? Or has a young woman been unjustly robbed of her childhood?

The Billionaire From Bear Mountain: A WereBear Romance (Bears With Money Book 7)

by Amy Star

When Clara Finch inherited a cabin on Bear Mountain she couldn’t wait to move out of the city. Her secret life as a witch was one that she wanted to spend in solitude.

However, Clara was amazed when handsome billionaire Mason Jones seemed determined to buy the cabin from her.

Mason didn’t want anyone interfering with his secret life as a werebear and he would stop at nothing to prevent that.

But the two would soon realize that they had more in common than they first realized and soon they would also discover that it wasn’t a coincidence that they met on Bear Mountain….

This is a steamy paranormal romance novel full of love, sex, mystery and adventure. Scroll up, download now and be prepared to be sucked into a page turner!

Family, Friends, and Foes: A Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery (Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Mysteries Series Book 11)

by Hope Callaghan

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“Family Friends, and Foes,” is Book 11 in the Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Mysteries Series

New friendships, family feuds, and a deadly honeymoon at a private resort set the stage for Assistant Cruise Director Millie Sanders’ latest adventure on the high seas.

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Mere hours before she’s set to marry the man of her dreams, Millie Sanders receives a hand delivered note from a family member that could threaten her wedding plans as well as her future as assistant cruise director on board “Siren of the Seas.”

To make matters worse, Captain Armati tells her that their upcoming dream honeymoon on the island of Saint-Martin is in jeopardy because of recent, mysterious deaths at the all-inclusive resort, owned by his close friend, Regan Leclerc.
Millie quickly realizes something more sinister is afoot and a serial killer may be on the loose.

When Regan’s wife, Nadia, begs Millie for her help in solving the string of deaths that are plaguing the resort, the duo decides they must move quickly to track down the killer or face the possibility of becoming the killer’s next victims.

Jessica James Mysteries: Volumes 2-3

by Kelly Oliver



“â?¦ a â??cowgirl philosopher’ who’s part V.I. Warshawski and part John Wayne.” — Kirkus Reviews
“every page jam-packed with action… ” – Forward Reviews
Following on the high-kicking heels of the first award-winning Jessica James mystery Wolfâ??voted #1 Women’s Mystery on Goodreads and an IPPY Award Gold Medalist for Best Mystery/Thrillerâ?? Kelly Oliver serves up two more irreverent murder mysteries with a fierce female lead readers will adore. Twenty-one-year-old Jessica James isn’t your average Northwestern University Philosophy PhD candidate. Raised on a Montana ranch by a charming but alcoholic mother, she’s as scrappy as she is smartâ??a clever, endearingly awkward, and downright hilarious amateur sleuth.

COYOTE, Book 2
Jessica James, the scrappy cowgirl-turned-academic who found herself broke, cheated on, nearly homeless, and knee-deep in the murder of her arrogant thesis advisor, Professor Baldrick Wolfgang “The Wolf” Schmutzig, Preeminent Philosopher and World-Class Dickhead, returns home to Montana for summer break. She scores a summer job at majestic Glacier National Park, only to take on one of the biggest oil companies in the countryâ??and its connections to corruption, sex trafficking, and murder. A murder way too close to homeâ?¦

Just days after Jessica’s cousin Mike confronts a group of suits from the infamous fracking conglomerate, Knight Industries, which intends to buy out the local lumber mill, Mike winds up dead. And Jessica knows it’s no accident.
Knight Industries, she learns, is planning on fracking in the Blackfeet Reservationâ??and it’s involved in a reservation prostitution ring.

Jessica is pulled into a David vs. Goliath battle to prevent the oil rush from overtaking beautiful, indigenous Montanaâ??and also into a bundle of startling hidden truths about the accident that claimed her father’s life eleven years ago.

FOX, Book 3

A predator is drugging Ivy League co-edsâ?? attractive college girls, all at the top of their classâ?? and dumping them unconscious behind dumpsters. When it happens to Jessica, our Nietzsche-quoting, distinctly Western heroine realizes she wasn’t raped, she was robbed. Robbed of something as valuable as life itself.

Armed with her quick wit and cowgirl grit, Jessica takes it on herself to solve the bewildering medical mystery. She will also discover secrets about her own identity that force her to rethink her past.
Grittier than its predecessors, Kelly Oliver’s third page-turning Jessica James adventure blends a smartly-funny and delightfully complex murder mystery with a touch of medical thriller, in which Jessica and her longtime confidant Jack battle biological crimes at the hands of a uniqueâ??and menacingâ??thief.

-Voted #1 Women’s Mystery On Goodreads
-Forward Magazine Award Best Mystery Finalist
-IPPY Award Gold Medalist, Best Mystery/Thriller

Anybody but Anne: A Fleming Stone Mystery

by Carolyn Wells

Eccentric millionaire David Van Wyck has decided to pledge all his money away, leaving his wife Anne nothing but her jewelry to survive on. When David sees Anne flirting with an old high school friend during a weekend party at his mansion, Buttonwood Terrace, he decides to include Anne’s gems in his giveaway. David Wyck is found murdered the next morning in a locked-room and while suspicion initially points to Anne, it becomes apparent that several of Wyck’s guests had a motive for the crime. The narrator of the story, the guest Anne is in love with, prays that the culprit is â??Anybody but Anne.’

In a structural twist, Detective Fleming Stone appears in the preamble and returns in the third act, book-ending the mystery, rather than merely appearing in the denouement.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly – see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre.

Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories were narrated by Holmes’ friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two having been narrated by Holmes himself, and two others written in the third person. The first two stories, short novels, appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialized novels appeared almost right up to Conan Doyle’s death in 1930. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914.

Bonded for Murder (Ruby Dark mysteries Book 1)

by Bruce Most

Clients call Ruby Dark the Angel of the Outlaws. But when one of them skips on a $2 million bail bond, Ruby proves anything but an angel.                                         Ruby Dark is a fifty-year-old red-haired Lamborghini-driving widow who took over her husband’s Denver bail-bond business after his unsolved murder. Brash, with a shadowy past, Ruby is not a lady to be trifled with should you jump one of her bonds. Bayne Gibson, a wealthy radio-station owner, has made that mistake. He is charged with the murder of his inflammatory talk-show host, found dead in Gibson’s penthouse pool. Ruby posts the $2 million bond, the largest of her career. But Gibson skips his preliminary hearing and disappears.                                                            Her business on the line, Ruby goes after him with the help of her best bounty hunter and her nephew Jason, who works for her while studying night-school law. When a second murder occurs, Ruby’s hunt turns personal. And it’s never smart to make things personal for Ruby Dark.

Poor Boy Road: A Gritty Hard-Hitting Thriller Series Book # 1 (JAKE CALDWELL)

by James L. Weaver


Mob enforcer, Jake Caldwell is in the dark business of breaking kneecaps and snapping bones. But each job sends him one step closer to turning into the man he swore he’d never become – his violent and abusive father. Leaving the mob is easier said than done, so when his boss offers a bloody way out, Jake has no choice but to take it, even if it means confronting ghosts of old.

Arriving in his Lake of the Ozarks hometown, Jake has two things on his mind: kill ruthless drug lord Shane Langston and bury his dying father. What he doesn’t expect is to fall in love all over again and team up with his best friend Bear, the Sheriff of Benton County, to take Langston down. Racing through the countryside searching for Langston, the web of murder, meth and kidnapping widens, all pointing toward a past Jake can’t escape and a place he never wanted to return – Poor Boy Road.
An AWARD FINALIST crime thriller! Book one in the Jake Caldwell series.

For fans of Jack Reacher and The Prey Series by John Sanford, this “great suspenseful read” is “more truth than fiction” that you won’t be able to put down!

Life On A String: Medic

by Nico H

As Kamon Wattana begins her third year at Korekara Academy, the school for talented but troubled young girls, she has a lot on her mind. Her supposed archenemy never really hated her. There’s a new underclassman with first aid skills and an attitude that stands a chance against Kamon’s own. Not to mention, the murder of Usagi Hanamura the previous year has still got some of her gang members wrapped up in what seems to be an unending, fruitless investigation. Through the year before Kamon’s graduation from this strange school, she’s got to balance her newfound social life with the discoveries coming to light about Korekara Academy’s true nature, and hope that she can survive to that day as distrusts begin to rise against students and teachers alike.

Wrong Place (DI Sally Parker Thriller Book 1)

by M A Comley

Danger lurks in tranquil surroundings…

The local church graveyard holds many secrets.

Dozens of people are searching for the truth.

With the body count rising, it’s not long before DI Sally Parker’s fears are realised… there is a serial killer on her patch.

Sally is a confident person but someone from her recent past threatens her new-found confidence with a harsh plan.

Can Sally overcome the obstacles fate has placed in her path to track down a brazen killer who is intent to derail the investigation at every opportunity?

You won’t believe the twists and turns in this serial killer thriller. This one is addictive!

Get it now if you’re a fan of Angela Marsons and Joy Ellis.

From M A Comley NY Times bestselling author of the Justice series

Other books available in this series are:
Wrong Place – #1 Women Sleuths reached Top #25 in the UK top100
No Hiding Place – #1 Women Sleuths
Cold Case – #1 Mystery, #1 Police Procedurals, #1 detectives
Deadly Encounter – new release
Web of Deceit – a novella co-written by Tara Lyons
DI Sally Parker also helps solve a mystery alongside DI Lorne Warner in Twisted Justice

Justice in Slow Motion (Drexel Pierce Book 3)

by Patrick Kanouse

Reality TV success. New restaurant. Abused. Stalked. Murdered.

After winning a cooking reality TV competition, Chef Vickie Lopez used that fame to fulfill her dream to open her own restaurant. Shortly after it opens, Chicago Homicide Detective Drexel Pierce finds her hanging in her office. As Drexel digs deeper into her life, the veneer begins to peel away. Trapped in an abusive relationship while rising to near celebrity status, she sought escape with drugs and affairs. Then accusations of plagiarism from a competitive chef surface. Rumors of loans from the mob loom. And a stalker sent her flowers every week. As Drexel sorts through the lies and misdirections to find the killer, which motive led to her killing? Who had the opportunity?

Justice in Slow Motion is the third book in the Drexel Pierce mystery series set in modern Chicago with compelling characters and twists and turns along the way. Fans of Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, and Ross Macdonald will love this addition to the series.

Get your copy of Justice in Slow Motion to discover this exciting mystery series today.

On the Edge of Town

by Maria Walton

Cass only had one goal, to make it to the top. After leaving her hometown and the man who wanted her to settle down, she finally made it into the FBI. But, when Cass makes a trip home to meet her carefree sister Alyson’s new boyfriend, a real mystery begins. Alyson goes missing and Cass is quickly thrown headfirst into her old small-town life. She ignores the law in effort to solve her sister’s disappearance. This does not sit well with the local authorities. Will she be able to stay ahead of the sheriff long enough to save her sister? Or, will her disregard of the law result in the demise of Alyson?

SOMEWHERE by the Sea (Finding SOMEWHERE Series Book 1)

by Verna Clay


Nestled in a cove on Oregon’s coastline, the town of Somewhere is charming, picturesque, inhabited by townsfolk who love their communityâ??and teeming with mystery. You are invited to join the heroes and heroines of Somewhere as they solve mysteries, discover romance, experience inexplicable phenomena, and fight injusticeâ??just the usual stuff!


Is there somewhere to mend a broken heart?

Faith Bennison suffered a tragedy that changed her life in unimaginable ways and she fears she will die of a broken heart. In an attempt to salvage her sanity, she leaves her home in the Midwest and travels to the small Oregon town of Somewhere. As she settles into day-to-day life at Hope Bed & Breakfast, she makes friends and even meets a man who jump-starts her battered heart. Strange happenings, however, have her questioning her sanity as she tries to make sense of an unfathomable encounter.

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