Monday, January 28, 2013

Mystery and Thriller

Good Morning Fans! Our new interview and giveaway will be up and running tomorrow! Karl Jones won the Saul Tanpepper giveaway! Congrats! Ladies, our Erotica giveaway is still up until  midnight tonight. Some great prizes. And, I'll be doing another of those this coming weekend!

Now, onto the goodies!

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Caribbean Moon (A Manny Williams Thriller, Book One)

Small-town detective/workaholic, Manny Williams, is thrilled with the prospect of finally taking the long-awaited vacation he had promised his wife, Louise. 

The couple’s exotic getaway begins in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, by attending the June wedding of a fellow Lansing police officer, followed with an incredible week-long Southern Caribbean cruise on the glamorous Ocean Duchess. Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R...until the first dead body. 

A bizarre, seemingly random murder in their posh San Juan Hotel, and the heinous cruise ship deaths of two of Lansing’s law enforcement family, brings Manny, and his unique skills, out of cruise mode and head-long into the FBI-led investigation. Manny soon discovers that in this killer’s twisted perception nothing is off limits, prompting a race against time that could cost him everything. 

If you like edge-of-your-seat thrillers laced with humor, you'll love this!

DEAD OF WINTER (Louis Kincaid/Joe Frye mystery series)
In the quaint tourist town of Loon Lake, Mich., a killer is taking his vengeance. One by one, the bodies of cops are found, brutally executed, with mysteriously coded death cards placed with each corpse – the gruesome signature of a psychopath. And the only sound louder than doors being locked against evil is the sound of hearts beating in terrors. Louis Kincaid came north looking for refuge, a place to forget his past. But now he’s landed in the middle of an investigation that’s a terrifying journey through a town’s fiercely protected heart of darkness.

The Geronimo Beach
The Geronimo Breach is a breakneck-paced thrill ride that pits the world's most unlikely protagonist against the deadliest adversaries on the planet. From the corridors of Langley to the sweltering jungles of Panama, from the hills of Pakistan to the cocaine trails of Colombia, a clandestine scheme to preserve a terrible secret goes horribly awry, plunging a reluctant hero down a deadly rabbit hole of deceit and betrayal, while raising disturbing questions about the media, the war on terror & its linkage with the war on drugs, & the nature of reality in an age of sound-bites and photo ops.

Albert Ross is a malingering misanthrope - a boozing, chain smoking philanderer; shifty, lazy, cowardly, going to fat, & more prone to doing the wrong thing than any man alive. His purgatorial existence working for the State Department in Panama gets shattered when a routine errand becomes a race against the clock, battling adversaries for whom no price is too high to protect a secret that could topple the world order. As the body count climbs in a struggle without rules, Al must face his own demons, as well as the myriad very real ones intent upon destroying him. The unexpectedly shattering conclusion of this richly drawn thriller is both topical & chillingly plausible, making for a roller-coaster action/adventure without parallel.

Code name: Jet 

Twenty-eight-year-old Jet was once the Mossad's most lethal operative before faking her own death and burying that identity forever. 

But the past doesn't give up on its secrets easily.

When her new life on a tranquil island is shattered by a brutal attack, Jet must return to a clandestine existence of savagery and deception to save herself and those she loves. A gritty, unflinching roller-coaster of high-stakes twists and shocking turns, JET features a new breed of protagonist that breaks the mold.

Fans of Lisbeth Salander, SALT, and the Bourne trilogy will find themselves carried along at Lamborghini speed to a conclusion as jarring and surprising as the story's heroine is unconventional.

Mellington Hall
When Sarah Montgomery finds a man lying half-dead in the snow, she doesn’t stop to think of the consequences of trying to save his life.

But being a Good Samaritan to a stranger yields nothing but trouble. In her parents’ absence, she struggles against a deadly fever and a vicious snow-storm, doing her best to save the life of a stranger.

But when her self-righteous neighbours eventually come to see how she fared during the storm, they draw a very different conclusion, and before she knows it, her reputation is in tatters, and she has been cast out of the church and her home.

Alone and destitute, Sarah is determined to seek work as a servant from the man whose life she has saved. But all is not well for the master of Mellington Hall. Someone wants Lord Alan Mellington dead, and he doesn’t know who or why. The only person he seems to be able to trust is the gamekeeper’s daughter, Sarah Montgomery, who has intervened to save his life not once but twice. 

This story blending mystery, scandal, murder and romance comes from one of Australia’s best-loved authors, Meredith Resce.

In the Blood: A Genealogical Crime Mystery #1 (Jefferson Tayte)

Family history was never supposed to be like this...

When American genealogist, Jefferson Tayte, accepted his latest assignment he had no idea it might kill him. But while murder was never part of the curriculum he is kidding himself if he thinks he can walk away from this one.

Why can't I trace them?  What happened to them?

Driven by the irony of being a genealogist who doesn't know who his own parents are, Tayte soon finds that the assignment shares a stark similarity to his own struggle. Someone has gone to great lengths to erase an entire family bloodline from recorded history and he's not going home until he's found out why. After all, if he's not good enough to find this family, how can he ever expect to be good enough to someday find his own?

Set in Cornwall, England, past and present, Tayte's research centres around the tragic life of a young Cornish girl, a writing box, and the discovery of a dark family secret that he believes will lead him to the family he is looking for. Trouble is, someone else is looking for the same answers and they will stop at nothing to find them.

Identity (Eyes Wide Open, Book 1)

Who am I? 

My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen and I'm about to die. 

I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking.

Some will say that I m not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave. 

My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen. I'm about to die. 

So who are you? 

In a return to the kind of storytelling that made Black, Showdown and Three unforgettable, Ted Dekker drags that question into the light with this modern day parable about how we see ourselves. 

Sweet Dreams (UNCUT Edition)(Hard-Boiled Thriller) (A Mark Appleton Thriller)

Mark Appleton is living the American Dream. Beautiful wife, loving daughter, and a high paying job in New York City. But when his family are killed in a accident he must reinvent himself. A year later in the midst of putting his life back together, Mark finds out that his family was killed and it was...No accident. Mark will stop at nothing to hunt down the men responsible for the death of his family and what he finds will change his life forever.

Kirk Weston is a Detroit detective. He hates his job, his ex-wife, and his life. He is hand selected to help the FBI on a high profile case and just when he thinks things could not get any worse...

They do.

Access to Power

Three weeks before a crucial senatorial election, a man is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. office. Police are quick to call it a case of robbery gone bad, but Frank Miles suspects something far more sinister behind the murder of his business partner.

Washington's most feared image maker, Frank's ruthless media manipulation has earned him countless admirers...and just as many enemies. Now, for the first time in his life, Frank's met his match in a shadowy schemer as clever as himself--but far more lethal.

As the body count rises, Frank becomes the U.S. Attorney's chief suspect--and a cunning killer's next target. From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome high above, his race for the truth--and his life--will bring him face-to-face with power at its deadliest extremes--where winning isn't's the only thing. 

Isabel's Run (Danny Logan Mystery #3)

When danger comes lurking in the night, most people run home and hide—safe behind a locked door. For others, though, running home isn't the answer. For these unlucky ones, when the front door closes and locks at night—the horror's not locked outside. It's locked inside.

Isabel Delgado knows all about horror. For nearly five years, her step-father subjects her to the kind of abuse and depravation that no child should ever have to endure. But Isabel survives. Her spirit is strong and she never gives up hope. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Isabel takes a stand. She wakes early, gathers her things in a school backpack, and with a last look behind, she runs. But Isabel's not prepared for what she finds.

In the third Danny Logan mystery novel, Seattle author M.D. Grayson brings Danny Logan and the entire team at Logan PI–"Toni" Blair, Kenny Hale, and "Doc" Kiahtel—back for their most exciting and most important adventure yet. Their mission—find Isabel and rescue her from the street gangs and the seething cauldron of teen-age prostitution and human trafficking.

One Night in Bridgeport

Jack McGee is on his way to having it all -- a promising legal career, marriage to his high school sweetheart, and a happy normal life -- when his boss sends him to do some legal work
in Bridgeport, California. There he meets a gorgeous local girl, Lea Rogers, and he throws caution to the wind – for one night.

The next morning, Jack panics when he realizes what he’s risked and rushes home, content to leave Bridgeport, Lea, and their steamy night together buried forever. A few days later,
Jack loses everything when he is arrested for rape and hauled back to Bridgeport, a small town full of secrets and intrigue and citizens determined to destroy Jack.

One Night in Bridgeport is an intriguing tale of lust and vengeance, and of one man’s desperate attempt to salvage his life.

Murder in Death's Door County (An Annie Malone Mystery)

A Murder Mystery set in Door County! Similar to Janet Evanovich, Joanne Fluke, Kate Collins, and M.C. Beaton!

Everyone has been stuck in a job they can't stand. In this cozy mystery, free-spirited Annie Malone needs to ditch her dull, drab job, but doesn't know how. Thrown a lifeline from her moonlighting job as a ghostwriter, she packs her suitcase and heads up to idyllic Door County. Asked to ghostwrite a book for an impossible client by an almost-impossible editor, Annie wonders if she is in over her head. Suddenly, the whole story changes and Annie is in danger. Attracted to mysterious dark stranger, Donovan Archer, Annie doesn't know who she can trust until it is almost too late...

Fraidy Hole

County Sheriff Lester P. Morrison wasn’t buying the popular theory that a missing teenage girl was “just another runaway.” When his investigation revealed Melissa Parker was last seen in front of a roadside bar in the company of drunken men, the Sheriff’s suspicions soared to new heights.

In fact, Melissa couldn’t run anywhere. She’d been assaulted, locked in a tornado shelter—a fraidy hole—with no food, no water, and left to die. Her struggles to escape took on a new urgency as Melissa realized she was not alone in that terrifying darkness. The survival clock was ticking.

A Season of Innocence

One summer night in 1945, a family awakes to the terror of white monsters in white robes. The Ku Klux Klan has invaded the home and the lives of Mose and Bessie Thompson and one of their children has been taken. Every black person’s fear since the time of slavery has happened. A Season of Innocence is a tale of race, murder, and the search for justice in a Southern white society. The murder of an innocent child changes the lives of all who are close to Bessie and Mose.

This book carries a powerful message of love, family, friendship, loyalty, and the courage of a young girl to stand up for what is right in the midst of bigotry at its worst.

Heartbreaking tragedy and loss are at the heart of this story, but humor and drama walk hand in throughout the pages. The story begins as World War Two is coming to an end and six year old Tillie anxiously waits for news of her father to come home.

Ransom For Hire: Appointment In Hell

The world of demons and magic and things that go bump in the night is where men like Jack Ransom thrive. Men who work for hire, who get paid to track bounties on people and creatures and things that have no names. Paid to hunt them. Paid to protect them. Sometimes, paid to kill them.

Jack Ransom was one of the best at doing just that. He commanded a high price for his skills. In his years as a gun-for-hire for the paranormal community, he sent evil men and good men alike to their deaths. Men, trolls, demons, wizards. He did it because he could. He did it because he was good at it. He did it for the money.

Until he found love, and turned his back on that life.

That life is about to catch back up to him.

His wife, the woman he loves, has been dragged alive into Hell. Jack Ransom is her only hope of surviving. But to save her, he’ll have to get back into his old ways. Back into his old life.

That’s assuming he lives long enough to bring her back to him.

The Apology

Imagine if the ownership of all the land claimed by the Vatican was suddenly in question!

This story begins over 400 years ago, a time when man, woman and child were in constant danger of being executed for so-called crimes they did not commit or simply for non-conformist religious beliefs. The story is set in 16th century Brugges and takes us to Elizabethan England. It follows the lives of a family, the Auberts, who have suffered greatly through the consequences of the Roman Inquisition and their rise to glory in spite of Elizabethan rule. It talks about religious persecution and the genocide of the time. The novel is divided into two books, historic and present.

Book 11, set in the present day, brings us right up to date with a thwarted terrorist threat at the London Olympics, then links back into the past as Mark Albert, member of the MI6, traces his ancestry and cannot believe what he finds.

1525 – 1533: Friar Godfrey is vehemently set against his people. They lose their lands and most valuable possessions but unbeknown to them, they have a secret weapon in Duke Jacob de Beckel, supposedly the Friar’s ally, but little does the evil Friar know that the Duke is a descendent of the Grand Master of the Knights Templar and now Master in Charge of the Order of Templars.

1569 – 1580: When Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth, Marcus Aubert, joins the Order of Templars and trains to become an assassin, working underground for Queen Elizabeth’s cause to bring peace to Protestant England. He lives in the town of Baldock where he meets the lovely Ellyn, a tavern worker living in fear of her rapacious uncle.

What Marcus doesn’t realise is that his cousin, Daniel, also has eyes for Ellyn. Intertwined with their rivalry and efforts to win Ellyn’s love, we embark on a crusade around England where political and religious wars are brewing and people on both sides are thirsty for blood. The commoner wants revenge, their lands and property re-instated, the Order of Templars is on a mission to achieve just that.

CUT TO 2012: When Mark Albert receives a mysterious box from his recently deceased grandfather it sends him delving into his ancestral past right back to the 16th century. As a desensitised Telco worker, no-one has the first clue about his SAS background and life within the British MI6. Torn between saving the London Olympics from a major terrorist attack and fulfilling his grandad’s wishes, Mark begins to research a list of curious names his grandfather had bequeathed. He seeks the assistance of his friend, ex-Navy Seal, Mark Finch (Birdy). Together their search leads them to the Grand Master of the Masons in New York and what they begin to uncover is momentous. Mark’s ancestor, Pieter Aubert, was Grand Master of the Order of Templars and fought for justice for the ordinary man.

Lists of thousands of names are carbon dated by Isabelle, a compassionate pro-activist who is determined to follow through on her fight for social injustice. As the threat against the London Olympics heightens, Isabelle, Mark and Birdy embark on a world-wide journey tracking down the rightful owners some of the most sought after real estate in the world, uncovering the descendants of Pieter and other members of the Order. With enough earth shattering information and with the help of his cousin, a litigation lawyer in New York, they begin a class action that will shake the world. But the Vatican has other ideas. 

Death on the Aegean Queen (Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries)

George Gaskill, a car salesman from Indiana, goes missing from the stern deck of the Aegean Queen leaving only a pool of blood and a strange note behind. Ollie Osgood, the husband of Dotsy Lamb's best friend Lettie, is the last person to have seen him and one of three men who lost a bundle to George in a Texas Hold'em Poker game. Then the ship's photographer turns up murdered on the beautiful island of Mykonos.
Dotsy wants only to unwind and to renew her promising relationship with Marco Quattrocchi, the Carabinieri captain she met in Italy three years ago, but since Ollie is the prime suspect in George's disappearance and Marco is embroiled in the photographer's murder, she can't.
The Aegean Queen is a ship with a theme--archaeology. Dotsy strikes up a friendship with the ship's guest lecturer, famous archaeologist, Dr. Luc Girard, and introduces him to the ship's klutziest dancer, Sophie Antonakos. With the help of Lettie Osgood's amazing powers of observation, Dotsy, Sophie, and Luc discover antiquities in the ship's display cases that have been looted from museums or smuggled from their homelands.
The trails of murder and theft converge on the island of Crete where Dotsy finds herself dodging bullets from the gun of a man she doesn't even know.

The Last Call (The Bill Travis Mysteries)

Bill Travis, an unmarried, unattached investment counselor rapidly approaching his fortieth birthday, conceives that he may not live the most exciting of lives, yet Julie Simmons, his first appointment that Monday, is deeply in trouble. She has taken a North Texas quarter horse racer and liquor baron named Archie Carpin--the last of a dynasty of criminals from the 1920's--for a ride and cleaned him out of a neat two million bucks. And thus begins the adventure of Bill’s life.

Ensues a chase north across Texas to recover the money and shake the pursuit of a couple of rednecks with a penchant for rifles and rigged explosives. Yet, through all this action the compelling tale of yet another mystery—an 80-year old missing person’s case—begins to unravel.

Officer Jones

As the fearless international correspondent for GNZ News, JP Warner has always risked his life to beat the competition to the story, and received all the notoriety and riches that comes with it. But an event makes him realize that there's no end to the chase, and the further he runs, the more he loses himself. So he decides to leave the jaded industry, and returns to the idyllic Connecticut town he grew up in, hoping to rediscover the person he once was.

But any chance to find peace shatters when he looks into the eyes of local policeman Kyle Jones. JP sees the same look he's seen in the many fanatics he's covered over the years. And soon finds himself on a collision course with Officer Jones, while also battling the forces within himself, as he races to cover the biggest story of his life.

Redemption (A Noah Milano novelette)

Twenty years ago he tortured and killed a young boy. Now he is out of prison, ready to find redemption confronting the victim's parents.
He hires Noah Milano, security specialist and son of LA's biggest mobster to protect him.
When the unexpected happens it's up to Noah Milano to do what he thinks is right and make sure justice is done.

Luna Sea (An Aloha Jones Mystery)

While surfing off Maui, Hawaii’s famed Valley Isle, the new Lahaina harbormaster Aloha Jones finds herself in dangerous seas. What Jones initially thought was going to be the rescue of a snorkeler hit by a catamaran turns out to be the recovery of the body of water taxi owner and harbor troublemaker Dan Colley.

Her Coast Guard law enforcement background makes her question if the death a tragic accident or a premeditated murder. Aloha’s boss with the Hawaii State Harbors Division, Max Yake, and his sidekick, Marine Enforcement Officer Gil Mangas, conclude it’s an accident. Investigators Officer Awiwi Lono’s and Detective Ho Killingsworth’s questions reveal something else, while reporter Brita Beamer from the local newspaper is less than forthcoming on what she knows.

In the process Aloha finds no lack of suspects—not to mention a whole raft of motives—as she gets to know Colley’s crazy girlfriend Zhen Blue and her daughter, Momi; former lead singer of the band Deaf Lesbians, Koni Ke, who looks like an Amish Rastafarian; Aloha’s ex-husband Snake; and a street person who resembles a cross between a Shar-pei and a supermodel. Possible motives behind the murder range from money to love to race. As Aloha wades through information to find the truth, in the ocean and on the beach, she faces real threats from sharks of all type.

The natural beauty of Maui, along with the realities of island life reveals a different Paradise than that seen by most visitors.

Deadly Stillwater - Thriller (McRyan Mystery Series #2)

An abduction is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department.The ruggedly handsome Mac McRyan, a fourth-generation cop, is faced with a complicated brazen daytime kidnapping, a media storm surrounding the case, and political scrutiny. It is a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, DEADLY STILLWATER is a book you won't be able to put down until its last gripping minute. 

Buried Truth (An Emily O'Brien Novel #2)

Life could be better for smalltown reporter Emily O'Brien. Her love life is lousy, her bills are piling up and she barely survived the holidays with her dignity intact.
When her alma mater contacts her to temporarily take a teaching gig, she decides it's a chance to boost her finances if nothing else. She doesn't expect to get involved with an old flame as she tries to find research that went missing after a professor commits suicide, following a series of clues left behind.
Their journey challenges everything that Emily believes -- about her faith, about human nature, about finding love again. But as determined as Emily is to find the research, someone else is just as committed to making sure the truth stays buried.

Murder in Miami (The Mackenzie Scott Mysteries)

Former sheriff Mackenzie Scott, now a private investigator is called upon by the owner of the Legeune Corporation, a company with Army contracts, to investigate $2 million missing from the accounts. Vice-President Brandon Hershey is murdered a day after reviewing the files of the test results of the new bullet-proof vests.

Sweet Masterpiece (The Samantha Sweet Mysteries)

Samantha Sweet is a lady who breaks into houses for a living, and the things she discovers often lead to trouble. When she finds an unmarked grave on a property in a remote spot in Taos County, New Mexico, Sam calls in the authorities. A small mural painted inside a closet in the abandoned house provides clues and Sam is caught up in an investigation. A fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that seems to give Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed--all lead to a genuine mystery for Sam to solve.

Then there is all that chocolate! Sam's real goal in life is to use her elegant baking skills to open her own pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets. She's gaining quite the reputation as a baker with a magical touch, but a few obstacles stand in her way. Her grown daughter shows up on her doorstep--jobless and homeless; her bank account is at an all-time low; and trying to work from the tiny cramped kitchen in her home is becoming impossible.

Somehow, Sam copes and she finds that her dreams might just have a chance of coming true.

My Dead America

The murderous one-percent are playing their last deadly card. They are not sure if it will work or not. They are scared shitless and hiding like spineless cowards even though they have hired armed soldiers to protect them. Out there amid the developing conflagration, a few unprotected yet extremely talented and dedicated men and women have the guns, the survival skills, and the terrorist death squad training to exact horrible revenge against whoever their tormentors might be. You are about to travel into a mind zone where you have never been. Hold on tightly. You are now nothing more than a helpless page turner. You are unable to stop yourself from ravenously ingesting page after page of this indescribable trip into madness.

Grave Danger

For special-effects artist Ali MacGregor, it can be hard to tell fantasy from reality. Especially when her coworker Victor leaves her alone in the studio one night, surrounded by scary creations—zombies, werewolves and mangled corpses. And then she hears footsteps.... Footsteps that shouldn't be there.
Nearby, Ali's ex, cop Greg Austin, is called to the graveyard set of a horror movie after a real corpse appears. But the dead man isn't who his ID says he is. And Victor isn't who he seems to be, either. Greg quickly realizes that Ali, the woman he's never stopped loving, is in grave danger....

The Invisible World
Boston journalist Sam Adams suspects that his father may have been the infamous gunman who shot President Kennedy from the grassy knoll in 1963. True or not, Sam is certain that his father, the elusive John Adams, is responsible for his sister Abigail’s tortured life of drugs, prostitution, and the conviction that she is a descendant of the Salem witches, as well as the strange circumstances that surround his mother’s final hours.

After his mother dies and is cremated, her ashes are stolen, causing Sam to pursue his father, whom he has not seen in years. In his search Sam discovers that he is not the only one trying to locate his father—federal agents, a disgraced politician, a retired Boston cop, and several journalists join the chase.

The Invisible World portrays how a remarkable family is indelibly blemished by one of the darkest events in American history. “The Invisible World is more than a first-rate political thriller,” says the Boston Globe. “It's an absorbing tale of alienation and loss, and the ramifications of a rootless, troubled family.” What Sam Adams ultimately discovers is that the shadowy realm of conspiracies conjures a world of hidden truths and intrigue in which the familiar is the most mysterious force of all.

Smoked (Book #1 in the Stolen Millions Series)
Smoke Dugan is on the run.

A bomb-maker by profession, he dropped out of sight because of a misunderstanding with his employers about an airplane crash and $2.5 million in cash. Unfortunately, they've found out where Smoke's living – a picturesque seaside city in Maine. And Denny Cruz, a high paid assassin, is on his way from New York to collect him.

Smoke's girlfriend Lola Bell is unaware of his past. Sexy, smart and tough, Lola's a weed that grew up through the cracks in an inner city housing project. Her big eyes belie her secret weapon: she's spent a decade studying the martial arts. The tattoo on her shoulder reads, Girls Kick Ass. When Cruz decides to use Lola to get to Smoke, he has no idea what he's taking on.

A time bomb is ticking as Smoke, Lola, Cruz and anyone unlucky enough to come into their orbit are caught up in a drama of abduction, car chases and triple bluff where escape or violent death look like the only options. But nothing turns out quite as anyone might expect…

A Death at the Palace: 1 (Rex Tracey)
Reporter Rex Tracey has just recovered from his affair with Lithuanian artist Milda Majauskas when she disappears.
He has other worries, not least an anti-immigration group spreading hate across his beloved Tottenham, and a string of attacks on young women at Alexandra Palace. But when Milda’s body is found and Rex becomes a murder suspect, he is forced to seek answers.
Amongst the tea-houses and squats, the yam stores and forbidding tower blocks of this little-glimpsed, forever-changing London, Rex unearths a trail of secrets and falsehoods, from corrupt police to illegal factories. But the truth behind Milda’s disappearance evades him until the final twist, when Rex, and the last people to see her, must all account for their guilt.
Meanwhile, oblivious to the seismic changes around him, an elderly man tends his allotment, cares for his ailing wife and fusses over his camera collection. Until a friendship with a bewitching foreign girl unleashes a surge of memories from the past he has tried to bury, threatening his control over the present, and the survival of those around him.

Dover Beach (The Last P.I. Series, Book 1)
In an America broken by a "limited" nuclear war, no one has use for would-be private eye Wally Sands. No one except for Dr. Charles Winfield, an eccentric scientist who believes he was cloned from a prominent biochemist as part of a top-secret project undertaken before the war.

Sands sets out to find Winfield's mysterious progenitor, but finds himself on the trail of a killer instead.

Now, in far-away, fabled England, Sands must uncover the facts about the case that has brought him to his promised land, and at the same time confront the unsettling truth about his world, his life, and his loyalties.

AT RISK ((Steve Cline Mysteries))
This stirring first mystery is set in Maryland’s rich horse country where Steve Cline seems, at twenty-one, much too young to be in charge of a major stable. Seasoned by summers on a dude ranch, his skills and stamina are sorely tested when he’s hijacked early one morning along with some of the stable’s horses. His escape turns him into a killer’s target in an environment where a complex scheme develops and everyone, no matter how innocent, courts risks . . .

Once, Twice, Thrice Demise (A Noose Murder Mystery)
‘This whole thing is like one of those dodgy clich├ęd murder mystery TV shows...'

Peter Smith is lodging with the squabbling couple Ruby and Arthur. Their teenage daughter has a crush on the rather wet schoolboy Alex, and can't focus on her exams. She has a good excuse to get out of them when a jobbing joiner is found battered to death in the exam hall.

Noose is on the case, which leads him to unpleasant builder Simon Berre and his corrupt business dealings. Peter is also investigating Simon, as he's trying to get Ruby and Arthur's house demolished. When a peeping tom is also murdered, and Peter ends up beaten by Simon's thugs, it looks like an open and shut case.

But, a mistake by Noose could spell disaster for innocent young Alex...

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