Aw Naw! I have a day off today! Whoot whoot! I'm cuddling with the little one, maybe gonna take a nap, and then most definitely going out for a few tonight. But, I have a mystery....
Where do I find a babysitter during the week? lol!
Which got me to thinking, I'd really like some mystery today!
The Book of Revenge
Matt fights crime, but his real enemy is himself.
His marriage is in tatters, his best friend is a bottle of whisky and a killer is in his town.
Murders are making the headlines. Is it drugs, or a serial killer? Or is it something worse? Much worse. Matt knows the victims; he knows what links them all together.
Matt is forced to face the past head on. Does it always have to be accounted for? He is beginning to believe that it does and, if he doesn’t find the killer soon, then the killer will be finding him.
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 everything...it's the only thing.
The Collie Murders: A Serial Killer Crime Thriller
Collie is like any other sleepy small town; a few petty crimes here and there and not much to keep the town’s Sherriff and his deputies busy. That’s until a serial killer turned up and disrupted the peace of the town. With the serial killer now behind bars, things should be settling down to normal, but they’re not. Two citizens of the town suddenly drop dead in what at first, appear to be unconnected circumstances. Deputy Travis Harper smells a rat and follows the trail right to the doorsteps of the town’s Mayor. In his bid to get to the bottom of the mystery, he threatens the throne the Mayor has claimed, and comes close to losing the one person who means the most to him.
Get Clean - (a crime fiction novel)
Cocaine is everywhere. Young men and women sniff the 'recreational drug' as often as they spark up cigarettes or sip beer. It's typical of a generation educated by music videos and tabloid newspapers...
I'm Jimmy Walker, a smart young man with a caring family around me. I'd have the world at my feet, if only I wasn't addicted to white powder.
A change of scenery can be a good thing, but it turns out that moving from suburban England to the south of Spain isn't the best idea when trying to get clean. The Costa del Sol is Europe's main point of entry for my favourite poison.
Under the Marbella sun, I'm falling deeper into the darkness of drug addiction. With pockets full of cash and bags full of Coke, I'm being led astray by a psychopath named Jason, an Aussie who loves the sort of random violence I'd only ever seen in films.
Getting high is easy, and so is hitting rock bottom... But can I Get Clean?
The Woman from the Blue Lias (a murder mystery)
Toby Turner didn’t expect to stumble upon the remains of a human skeleton, washed down from the cliff top by a recent landslip.
He runs a small bookshop in the quiet seaside town of Lyme Regis in Dorset. His life’s not quite on track; his bookshop’s not doing too well, for one thing, and he’s not sure his relationship with his girlfriend-cum-fiancé Trisha is going anywhere either – at least, nowhere she would like it to go.
Toby takes a walk along the Blue Lias cliffs on Monmouth Beach to think things through, and here he finds the body of a woman; a woman, it transpires, who was murdered in 1978.
The gruesome discovery and the resulting media attention he receives would have been hard enough to cope with, but he soon suspects the woman who keeps coming into his shop is the woman from the Blue Lias, that he is being haunted by the very woman he found on the beach.
What’s more, he finds himself falling for her, eventually feeling he is unable to live without her. Is she real, or is he imagining things? His strange obsession starts to have a negative effect on his life and his health, which begins to deteriorate.
He decides to try and solve the mystery of her death and why she chose him, of all people, hoping by discovering what happened to her all those years ago they can both find peace. And so begins Toby Turner’s bizarre journey of discovery that will lead him into very dark and dangerous territory.
His search leads him to a hotel that used to stand high on the cliff, lost to a landslide in the 1980s, and to an old musician called Steely Jacobs who appears to be linked to the dead woman. But events take an unexpectedly disturbing contemporary turn when Toby discovers his best friend Mark has been secretly amassing information on a number of missing young women going back a decade or more.
He learns about Mark’s secret past and how he'd been implicated in the murder of his teenage girlfriend. Is this tragic death connected to the list of missing young women he's made? And what has their disappearance got to do with the body Toby discovered on the beach, a woman murdered thirty-five years ago? How is all this connected to the mysterious hotel called the Belle Vue, long ago collapsed into the sea, and the aged guitarist called Steely Jacobs?
Not only has he uncovered a body, Toby Turner had inadvertently scuffed away the thin covering of dirt from dark, long-held secrets that will lead him into a corrupt world of vice and murder. His life will never be the same again.
The Folks at Fifty-Eight
Gerald Hammond is the exception to the rule; an honourable spy, whose lofty principles have brought him nothing but loneliness and isolation. Catherine Schmidt is the stunning young daughter of an assassinated spymaster, whose murderous quest for vengeance has left her at the mercy of the infamous Head of Soviet State Security.
On a covert operation, in Soviet-occupied Germany, Hammond has no knowledge of the unseen forces that sponsor and oppose his mission. He only knows that he must somehow save her to save himself, but, as ever-more disturbing revelations come to light, begins to wonder which poses the greater threat; the enemy he runs from, or the friend he runs to?
Set against a factual background of government conspiracy, and one of the most audacious espionage coups in history, the Folks at Fifty-Eight is a beautifully-paced tale of seduction, betrayal, blackmail, and murder that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction.
Model Agent: A Thriller (Jaclyn Johnson, code name Snapshot series)
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The human body consists of two-thirds water.
As concertgoers on a steamy day in Boston find out, water can kill as much as it gives life.
A terrorist attack at City Hall Plaza has the authorities perplexed. The government, in response, sends in a capable but young agent – an agent born from the ashes of terrorism itself – to handle it.
But as her partner dies and the terrorist strikes again, Jaclyn Johnson – code named Snapshot – finds herself in a situation she has trained a decade to face: She’s up against a man with enough money to finance a war against his competition. With a deadline in place to stop him – and with a car holding enough hidden tricks to evade capture – Snapshot infiltrates his hidden installation and finds out her target’s true end game, a secret that could have the world fighting over water.
When Good Men Do Nothing
What connects a contract killer, international terrorists and a single mother from Brighton?
Detective Sergeant Rob Steele is Sussex Police's only Firearms Positioning Forensics expert, a unusual and highly sought after skill. Rarely does he have to use those skills in Brighton, but when a body is found bearing all the hallmarks of a professional execution, Steele is brought in to run the investigation with his team, Karl, a small but bullish Scotsman with a genius for detective work, and Nat, a sharp, street-smart detective with complicated feelings for the widowed Steele.
What begins as a murder investigation, however, swiftly becomes far more complicated as MI6 become involved, and soon Steele and his MI6 counterpart, Merrington, are battling to hunt down a group of terrorists hell bent on turning Brighton into bloodbath of horrifying proportions.
Thus begins a race against time as Steele and his team fight for their very lives as they do everything in their power to prevent the worst from happening to the City they love. Thrown into the mix is an innocent young woman, caught up in events beyond her control as her life hangs by a thread, her only hope of survival the same officers already trying to prevent a terrorist plot.
Will they succeed, or will the terrorists achieve their goals and leave the police to pick up the pieces of a devastated city?
There's only one way to find out...
The Faithless: A Political Thriller (Part 1)
How many votes does it take to become President of the United States?
The answer, as Jack Patton learned from his father at an early age, is just 270... the key is making sure they’re the right 270 votes. When his father passes away, Jack comes up with a plan to honor the man in a way that respects his small-town, politically active legacy: by becoming one of the select few chosen as a member of the electoral college, the only people in the country whose vote directly decides the presidential election.
But someone else has a different plan in mind... one that could not only put Jack in the center of a deadly political conspiracy, but could also result in one of the most audacious thefts of all time: the stealing of the presidency.
This is Part 1 of the 5-part series
Trench Coats, Episode I: The Meeting (Pia Sabel Thrillers)
In the first episode, Pia Sabel, heroine of The Geneva Decision, is hot on the trail of abducted children when a powerful bureaucrat steps in, threatening to slow her down. But she was there—she saw the heinous crimes—and will let nothing stop her.
A few months earlier, she took the helm of her father’s security company and nearly lost her life. She spent the summer improving her skills and learning the business. But when a shadowy group tries to setup her murder, she senses an international conspiracy and begins mapping out the players.
Her adversaries think she’s just a spoiled rich kid, a washed up soccer star who’s in over her head. She uses their mistake to her advantage, but who is she really up against—child traffickers or governments?
The Enemy Within
Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter.
More than four hundred young Jewish men have been taken hostage in revenge for the death of a German policeman.
The Jewish resistance group - the knokploegen - is fighting back and the Christian population has gone on strike in their defence.
And Hans-Max Hirschfeld will have to make a fatal choice.
As the Dutch Secretary General for Trade and Industry he is working closely with the Germans, but as a Jew he is also trying his best to help the civilian population.
Hirschfeld’s nephew, Manny, has joined the Dutch resistance. When he discovers Manny’s plans to blow up the German cruiser Arminius, Hirschfeld knows he has to stop him in order to save any more Dutch Jews from being taken hostage, and ultimately killed.
But with brother pitted against brother, and man spying on man, how can Hirschfeld stop the resistance without being branded a traitor himself?
And how can he save the shipyard from sabotage without putting his nephew’s life in danger?
As Hirschfeld becomes more and more embroiled in the plot he discovers that compromising with evil can have terrible consequences, and must learn to wrestle with The Enemy Within…
Frost Rogers is a reformed credit thief who tries to help people through his new job, but when he gets fired for not promoting the company's interests at a sleazy health insurance company, he returns back to his old ways.
Things are fine until one day mysterious people start to try to kill him. Then it's up to Frost to save those he cares about most and find out who is after him. Along the way he meets friends, both old and new to help him stay alive. Without knowing who to trust, he moves further towards the answers he seeks.
The truth doesn’t always set you free.
When Claire befriends the brother of the boy whose death she caused twelve years ago, she stirs up old emotions and triggers a new dilemma. By the end of the visit to her home town, a search for closure may turn into a fight for survival.
**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language, and adult situations.
This story will touch on some dark themes: murder, rape, suicide.
If I knew what I know now, would I have searched so hard for the truth?
Anne Williams says she killed her best friend, Karoline. But did she? Or is there more to Karoline's mysterious death than meets the eye?
Anne embarks on a compelling journey to discover her past and exposes an unusual history, horrific crimes and appalling betrayals. Through unexpected turns and revelations, Anne learns about love, family and who she really is. Can she survive the truth?
The Madison Files (Book Two)
Madison Rose, rookie detective, wakes up to find a Post-It note from her boyfriend, telling her it's over! She believes that will be the biggest problem she faces today. She is wrong.
Working alongside her boss on her first real case, Madison strives to find the culprit in her partner’s death, all the while dealing with her sudden break-up...not to mention her gorgeous boss's flirtatious advances!
After a second murder, Madison and Trent beginning piecing together the clues leading to the murderer, only to find that Madison's ex-boyfriend might have been keeping more than a few secrets...
Sent into a world of mixed emotions, she struggles to cope with the shocking findings, all while keeping a professional face and trying not to fall too hard for her new boss. Will she be able to hold it all inside...??
Payback (Sierra Mountain Village series)
A forest fire burning in the mountains surrounding a remote California village interrupts the Oktoberfest celebration, followed by the discovery of the mayor who has been beheaded. Sheriff’s Detective Dex Stafford concludes everybody hated the mayor for different and very good reasons, but nobody will talk. His nerves fraying, Stafford finds himself involved with his partner’s hysterical daughter, at a time when he fears his partner is on the take. His mother moves in with him, bringing a Jack Russell who hates him, and stories about his father he doesn’t want to hear.
Patrol Officer Holly Seabright of the village’s security force becomes a prickly ally in uncovering the hints and whispers of something much worse than the murder of the mayor. Stafford pools resources with the attractive and smart patrol officer on a twisted trail of discovery as winter and the big snows shut down the town. A killer beyond his imagining haunts the town. Sometime soon, unless he can stop it, there will be another death, and then still another.
Not What She Seems
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Steven Ashton, a billionaire from New York, and Emily Grant, on the run from the law...and when they meet he can’t help falling for her. What he doesn’t know is that interfering in her life will put his own life in danger.
When billionaire Steven Ashton couldn’t stand his high society social life anymore, he left the stress of New York on a vacation for his soul. The need to meet real down to earth people led him to a small Nebraska town. He didn’t want to lie about who he was, but he couldn’t exactly tell them the truth.
Emily could have easily fallen in love with Steven, under different circumstances, but her past was catching up with her and she needed a new life. If the authorities found out about her, she could lose the one thing that meant everything, her four year old son.
The Blood Secret
In Rome, a group of cardinals are plotting to depose an unpopular Pope.
On the Maltese island of Gozo, a British arms dealer is found dead.
Could it be linked to the plot? And if so, how?
When Chief-inspector 'Bob' Shilling arrives in Malta from Scotland Yard to assist in the investigation it seems like a crime without a motive.
But then he discovers that the murder is directly linked to the Crucifixion of Jesus and an ancient fragment of papyrus that contains information hidden by the Vatican for centuries.
The Blood Secret.
As Shilling get closer to the truth it will challenge everything he knows about the Church, the Crusaders, the Knights of Malta, and Freemasonry - but most of all about the New Testament.