Saturday, August 3, 2013

Suspenseful Saturday

Good Morning Fans! Today is all about Suspense! Mystery, Thriller, Crime, and enough to get your heart pounding! 

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CONCOURSE (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin)
The second Bill Smith/Lydia Chin novel. Narrated by Bill Smith, set in the Bronx.

When normal people suddenly attack and murder, their defense attorney hires Dr. Michael Rose, a former cop turned forensic psychiatrist and his associate, Karen Scott to represent them in court. The inexplicable events mystify these experienced professionals, and together they seek a rational explanation. 
When psychiatric evaluation reveals a pattern among the subjects, Michael suspects that there is more to these incidents than spontaneous psychosis. Using his instincts and skills as a former police detective, Michael and Karen begin their own investigation. 
What they uncover is chilling. 
Who is behind it? 
Why is it happening, and most importantly can they do something before the killer strikes again? 
During the dramatic denouement, Michael must wrestle with his conscience and the true meaning of justice.

The Best Sniper Ever
This is the story of a single bullet.
The man who shoots it.
The man it targets.
And the man who is summoned to report what happens.
It is the story of a hooker who used to be a college professor.
And the story of a city with a major problem, that chooses to hide its eyes.

In “The Best Sniper Ever,” a serial sniper is on the loose -- a man who has racked up 68 victims, all of them among the City of Banktown’s homeless. The sniper, John Stone, intends to kill one more person, but this last victim -- this final murderous situation -- figures to be much different.

He takes a hostage, Yolanda Vargas, a hooker who, against all wisdom, hooks in broad daylight on the city’s busiest streets. Using her as bait, he lures Chuck Roper -- the Banktown Bastion-Tribune’s number one sports reporter for 20 years running -- to the Gateway Hotel, where John intends to snuff out his 69th and final victim.

Chuck Roper is a sports scribe who secretly loathes sports, who’s spent his career hiding from non-sports-related stories because he fears the human emotions that so naturally come with writing them. He’ll try everything in his power to avoid the Banktown Sniper -- including getting himself arrested, and busting out of jail.

Finally, there is the sniper’s target, Kermit Rudolph, a homeless man with no clue who he is, who wears a talking helmet and thinks he’s playing in the Super Bowl. What makes this particular homeless man so special? Where did he come from? And who is he, really? Can Yolanda stop John Stone from killing him? And is it possible to make Chuck Roper give a spit?

The Devil's Closet (A CeeCee Gallagher Thriller)
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Detective CeeCee Gallagher is no stranger to high-pressure cases. But this one could easily cost her career...and her life. A macabre serial killer is on the loose, leaving the bodies of his young victims made up to resemble dolls. With only a Bible passage sent by the killer to guide her, CeeCee will have to sacrifice everything to find him and end his reign of terror before another child is murdered.

Strange Visions: False Endings
In False Endings, we see the summer life of Trent and Ally. After working with Robert and still managing to keep up with school the entire year, all Trent and Ally want is a nice peaceful vacation. Unfortunately, that’s not what they’re going to get. Throughout their vacation, they will find themselves wrapped up in a case that’s like no other case that they’ve experienced before. Instead of revolving around a simple murder case, this particular case is going to involve a much larger global threat. This time it isn’t a question of if they’re going to be able to solve this case. It’s a question of who is going to be alive when the dust settles.

WarmWinter (An Oliva West Crime Thriller) (Thin Blood)
Olivia had to face her past and solve a few mysteries along the way. A cold winter in the year 1998 made it worse and leads was vanishing. Will she crack the case or under pressure?

One Man's Dark
Every life is a journey of survival toward an unknown yet inevitable destination. As the paths of Joey, Winston, Spencer, and Amy cross, their separate journeys become linked by abandonment, possession, and obsession.

A Dead Red Oleander (The Dead Red Mystery series)
When a late in the season emergency forces Lalla Bains to accept a greenhorn ag pilot for her dad's cropdusting business, she sighs in relief . After all, he comes highly recommended, his physical is spotless, and with a name like Dewey Treat, what could possibly go wrong? 
Then her quirky relatives arrive from Texas and things go south in a hurry: Dewey Treat drops dead, his tearful widow claims he was murdered, clobbers Sherriff Caleb Stone with his own gun, and makes a run for it. Lalla, convinced the widow is innocent, sets out to prove it--against the express wishes of fiancé Caleb Stone. 
Feds, local law, suspicious ag-pilots, nutso relatives, and her daddy's new sidekick, Bruce the goat, make life a living hell for Lalla. Will her nosey nature solve the crime and save the day? Or put them all in mortal danger?

Ladies of Market Street
When Veronica Baldwin unexpectedly finds herself fighting a sex slave ring, she is not only struggling for her own life, she is fighting for her stolen "sister," An. 
Veronica knows well the face of the man responsible for An's disappearance, and tragically, she knows his involvement means An is dead. 
Only this time, Veronica makes sure he pays for his sins with an eye for an eye.

Veronica’s war has begun, but it is not her's to fight alone.
When Veronica chased after her stolen sister, she left behind her flock of soiled doves. Three ladies just as devastated by their common sister’s abduction and violent death as Veronica, and just as ready to seek vengeance. 
Veronica brought together those ladies to save them from deadly fates on New York's meanest streets. 

She took them from their rootless and solitary lives and gave them back their minds, their souls, and their choices. 
Together they created their sisterhood; a modern-day brothel disguised by the façade of a real-estate firm. 
These women bring men’s fantasies to life in vacant apartments scattered throughout Manhattan, and their services are highly sought after.
Now, Veronica has failed one of her sisters. The pain inside her guides her and the sisterhood to avenge the murder of one of their own. 
Through a thrilling but heartbreaking investigation that utilizes their access to the most powerful men in New York, the girls realize that the slavery ring's chain of command runs all the way up to the City's highest levels.

Burned Bridges (The Crossing Mystery Series)
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Newly sober and dating the man of her dreams, Traci Collins is ready to enjoy the good life, until her new best friend, Olivia Durning, confides a dreadful secret far worse than Traci could imagine. 

Sealed by a shared bond, and unaware there is more to the secret than what she was told, Collins feels honor bound to protect her friend when a confrontation between Olivia and her childhood tormentor turns deadly. 

A mysterious text forces Traci to question Olivia's actions and re-examine her loyalties. When the answers to Traci's questions endanger a life she treasures more than her own, she must decide if friendship has a limit. For a bridge once burnt severs ties forever...

Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery Book #1)
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Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out. But when he's the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, he's given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, he's transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight--the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelist's teen daughter. 

With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving he's still one of Houston's best detectives.

Cordon of Lies (Sgt Major Crane crime thriller)
Two murders 10 years apart. 
An injustice wrapped in a cordon of lies.
An SIB detective determined to uncover the truth.
When Carol Newton was murdered 10 years ago her killer was spirited out of the country by the British Army. But now, it seems he’s back. Another young army wife Melanie Green has been murdered. In the same place. In the same way. A stiletto type dagger plunged into her heart. 
Sgt Major Crane, a Branch detective with the Royal Military Police, must battle against an army that is closing ranks to protect their reputation, their killer and their indiscretions. Can Crane blow the case wide open and find the killer and his conspirators? Will he achieve justice for the two women? Or will the army win - again?
A military mystery, that reads like a police procedural.

Toxin: A Thriller in Paradise (The Thriller in Paradise Series)
Hawaii police lieutenant Cobb Takamura and molecular biologist Chazz Koenig return in this tale in which the murder of an unpopular real estate developer leads to the inner circles of international defense.

On the same day that Victor Linz is shot during an early morning jog, reports filter in that an out-of-orbit satellite may land on Kauai. A reporter tailing an intelligence officer from the mainland is found near the remote site of the satellite crash; he is comatose and suffering from severe skin and internal ailments. Panic follows when a rumor spreads that the satellite carried a deadly toxin. 

Cobb must conduct the murder investigation and maintain calm on the island all while negotiating with one of the murder suspects who is hijacking a commercial airliner. Meanwhile, Koenig races the clock to control the effects of the toxin.

The Depot
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They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the ancient train station turned restaurant, he's never seen proof. Until now.

As he investigates a supposed suicide by train, he learns secrets of a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.

Diary of a Confessions Queen
Confessions writer Amy Crosby has put her life on hold for the last seven years after the disappearance of her husband, Dan. In writing for True Lies Magazine, guilt-ridden Amy takes on the abilities her fictional characters confess to, such as the time she thought she was psychic after researching clairvoyants. With fatalistic acceptance of the craziness in her life, she uses humor to cope; but when the home Dan bought for them is about to be foreclosed, her only answer is his having him declared legally dead and using his life insurance policy. Her home is safe—that is, until she receives a blackmail note. Equal parts mystery and humor, this novel is sure to keep readers guessing—and laughing—until the end.

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Devlin Tracy is a very good insurance investigator in a profession that rewards success. He lives in a luxury condo on the Las Vegas Strip and only works when he feels like it. He also drinks vodka by the pint, cracks wise to damn-near everyone, and has what can charitably be described as a complicated relationship with his girlfriend. None of that matters to the Garrison Fidelity Insurance Company. They’re interested in results. Which is why they keep Trace on retainer.

Problem: A patient at a private clinic died, shortly after making his doctor the beneficiary of his insurance policy. Suspicious. Now a wealthy friend of the Garrison Fidelity is a patient at the same private clinic, and he isn’t doing well. Troubling. Solution: Send Trace, who has a natural way of shaking things up. On the surface everyone’s friendly and nothing points to murder, fraud or larceny. A late-night beatdown from two masked thugs sends a very different message, however, and tells Trace that he’s onto something. If only he could figure out what he’s onto.

Trace is the first in a series of suspense novels featuring the charmingly hardboiled insurance investigator.

Dan Freeman loves horror movies. After seeing the movie "Stalker," he gets very enthusiastic about it, emulating the title character and following innocent people around for fun and thrills. He wants to see how close he can get without getting caught. Ten yards? Ten feet? Close enough to smell perfume? Close enough to touch?

Dan suspects his girlfriend of cheating on him. One night, while following her using his newfound skills, Dan finds out an awful truth.

Now the stalker becomes the stalked.

Freezing Point
The polar icecaps are melting - fast.

In a drowning, desperate world, the Soldyne Corporation sees an opportunity: Melt Antarctic icebergs into drinking water using their microwave satellite array, ship the water to thirsty nations around the globe, and make a fortune.

But deep within the ice waits an enemy more deadly than anyone could imagine--and an apocalyptic horror Earth may not survive.

Panic (A Leopold Blake Mystery / Thriller)
Swift. Silent. Deadly. 

Leopold Blake, expert criminology consultant for the FBI, had his weekend all planned out - and it didn't involve dealing with a murdered senator, a high-profile kidnapping, and at least half a dozen near-death experiences. Three politicians have been murdered in as many weeks, all expertly dispatched, and only Leopold can get to the bottom of it. Unfortunately, as all hell breaks loose on the streets of New York City, he soon finds himself the next target of a powerful enemy who wants him silenced. Permanently. 

Against the backdrop of political corruption and murder, Leopold and his team must fight for their lives to uncover the truth before it's too late. Panic is the first novel in the Leopold Blake series of thrillers, which can be read and enjoyed in any order. 

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.

Bloodstained: A Thriller

A father's sins. A son's revenge.

When his father inexplicably vanishes, Clay Farris returns home for the first time in ten years determined to locate him. His cousin tells him where to start asking questions—a collective of outlaw motorcycle clubs known as the Brotherhood.

But the Brotherhood is also looking for Clay. His father stole something from them, something of great value. They have every reason to believe he knows where it's hidden, and they want to ask him some questions—the hard way.

Now Clay is on the run, turning over every stone, determined to uncover the truth behind his father's disappearance. When the dust settles, the earth will be stained with someone's blood. The only question is: whose?

The Runaway

Turning fifteen in 1951, Michael O’Hara ran away from his Rhode Island home for the seventy-second and last time. His harrowing six-month odyssey across the country leads him to Hollywood, leaving behind a wake of murder, revenge, torture, and kidnapping—and what was left of his innocence.

99 Cent Box Sets

High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. I (Books 1-3) $0.99 Amazon

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High crime meets high fashion in this boxed set of three award winning High Heels Mystery novels featuring fashion designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, including:

L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder.

Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-happy best friend, makes tracks for Sin City in search of her MIA dad.
Maddie finds not only her dad, but also a handful of aging drag queens, an organized crime ring smuggling fake Prada pumps, and one relentless killer. Plus, it seems the LAPD's sexiest cop is doing a little Vegas moonlighting of his own. In a town where odds are everything, Maddie bets it all on her ability to out-step a vicious murderer.

Secret affairs, hunky gardeners, and housewives desperate enough to bare it all... welcome to Magnolia Lane, TV's hottest new prime time show... where a rising young starlet is found dead on the show's set. Now it's up to Maddie to sift through a leading lady with a secret, an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown, a sexy cyber scandal, and one tabloid reporter who'll stop at nothing to get the story of the century. Not to mention Maddie's hot-cold relationship with the case's familiar lead detective, Jack Ramirez. In a world where secrets, lies, and deception can earn you an Oscar, Maddie plays the role of a lifetime to catch Hollywood's hottest killer. But if she doesn't watch her step, Maddie's fifteen minutes of fame just may be her last.

Mirth, Murder & Mystery $0.99 Amazon

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A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett
Everyone has warned new-minted realtor Savannah Martin that real estate is a cutthroat business. But Savannah doesn't think she's supposed to take the warning literally ... until an early morning phone call sends her to an empty house on the 'bad' side of town, where she finds herself standing over the butchered body of a competitor, face to face with the boy her mother always warned her about.

The Ex Who Wouldn't Die by Sally Berneathy
Amanda has been trying for a year to divorce her lying, cheating, scam artist husband, Charley. Then he turns up dead, murdered. Finally they are no longer married! But she is the primary suspect and, as if that isn't bad enough, Charley's ghost shows up in her apartment. He was rejected, kicked back to earth, not allowed to go into the light. Even death did not them part.

A Touch of Ice by L.J. Charles
When Everly Gray touches photographer Mitchell Hunt and sees the image of a dead body, she dives into the murder ESP fingers first. Caught in a web of intrigue, El discovers an aptitude for breaking and entering, the pain of a gunshot wound, and the terror of facing a killer. What she doesn't learn--to keep her fingers to herself.

The Chase by Adrienne Giordano
Hard-driving attorney Jo Pomeroy is as determined as she is sexy--in other words, a major pain in NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend's butt. Working together on a high-profile task force charged with busting sales of counterfeit goods has been rocky from the start. Now, she's on the radar of a mysterious smuggler not afraid to use violence to evade the law. At the risk of their lives--and their hearts--Gabe and Jo must find him before he finds them.

The Secret Ingredient by Misty Evans
During a live cooking show in her hometown, celebrity chef Katelynn Karr's father dies in front of millions of viewers, and suspicion falls on Kate when his autopsy reveals he was poisoned. Nick Juno, the boy she left behind and who is now mayor, is the only person who can prove Kate's innocence.

Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott
Mimi Capurro is trying to put her life back together after the sudden death of her husband. Using the skills she learned as a secret service agent, she runs the Gotcha Detective Agency, along with her skilled computer forensics partner Charles Parks. Gotcha specializes in executive protection (bodyguards), and tailing cheating spouses.
Mimi never expects to run into her old college flame Nick, when she takes on an executive protection case for New York Times bestselling author Lauren Silke. But when Lauren's assistant is murdered, the homicide case, along with Mimi, land in Nick's lap. Will Mimi and Nick be able to solve this murder without killing each other first?

The Throwbacks by Stephanie Queen

To salvage his career, exiled Scotland Yard "Flying Squad" detective, the not-so-young David Young, joins the Boston Police Department.
But this rogue detective can't resist an unlikely romance with his young and vivacious decorator, Grace Rogers, even when she becomes a key witness in his high-stakes case--and like Kryptonite to his career and well-being.

The Harbinger Collection: Hard-boiled Mysteries Not for the Faint of Heart (A McCray Crime Collection) $0.99 Amazon

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A Patterson-style set of thrillers with a dash of Hannibal...

This collection includes:
Anatomy: The prequel short story
Plain Jane - The full length first novel of the series
Dark Lullaby - the bridge short  between Plain Jane & Wallflower *exclusive to the collection
My Soul to Keep - the Harbinger short story featuring Nicole *exclusive to the collection
Wallflower - the full length sequel to Plain Jane *exclusive to the collection
Shallow Grave - bridge short between Wallflower and Buzz Kill *exclusive to the collection
Buzz Kill - the last book in the Harbinger trilogy (uploads in October)
Pallor - the post-Buzz Kill wrap up short story (uploads EXCLUSIVELY in October)

7 Deadly Thrills $0.99 Amazon

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Someone's using a smartphone app to bring down commercial airliners and only attorney Sasha McCandless and the federal air marshal she's teamed with can prevent more disasters. When the madman's killing spree takes a personal turn, Sasha will need both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop him.

Three gruesome murders have Inspector Lorne Simpkins looking for the connection when a grisly surprise points to a vicious serial killer on a rampage. She'll have to put the distractions of her failing marriage and a new boss aside to catch the macabre murderer before she becomes his next victim.

Jane thought a loveless marriage was as bad as it could get. Steve thought life was perfect with a hired man to do his chores. They were both wrong. As her marriage crumbles around her, Jane uncovers a horrible secret: more than chance brought the hulking, mysterious handyman into their world.

When an accident transports Professor Simon Cross and his assistant, Elizabeth, to 1920s Manhattan, he runs straight into proof of the supernatural he's been searching for and a romantic entanglement he's been avoiding. Then a local kingpin with a dark secret sets his sights on Elizabeth, putting them in a fight for their lives.

A pair of seemingly unrelated outbreaks -- a rise in human stroke-like cases and a rapidly spreading animal disease -- lead a CDC analyst and a veterinarian to a shocking discovery at a big-game compound. But even if they can escape with the secret of Sector C, it may already be too late.

In New York, Walt is about to lose his girlfriend. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia are about to lose their house. Within days, it won't matter. A flu virus kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to chaos. Now the colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job -- and the survivors may be too weak to resist.

Neurosurgeon Julia Nolan uses brain implants to record visual and auditory data from field operatives. When Ian Westhelle suffers a psychotic break and kills his handler before he can be recovered, Julia tracks Ian to a CIA asylum that warehouses "security risks." It's a costly discovery when agents target her for elimination.

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