After Treachery in Bordeaux, here is another Epicurean whodunit set in French wine country. One winter day in Paris, renowned wine critic Benjamin Cooker’s world gets turned upside down when his car gets highjacked. He loses his treasured tasting notebook and his feeling of safety. To recover, he retreats to the region around Tours, sure that the wine and off-season calm will restore is sense of self. There a flamboyant British dandy, a spectacular blue-eyed blond, a zealous concierge and touchy local police disturb his well-deserved rest. From the Loire Valley to Bordeaux, in between a glass of Vouvray and a bottle of Saint-Émilion, the Winemaker Detective and his assistant Virgile turn PI to solve two murders and very peculiar heist. Who stole those bottles of grand cru classé?
“I love good mysteries. I love good wine. So imagine my joy at finding a great mystery about wine, and winemaking, and the whole culture of that fascinating world. I can see myself enjoying many a bottle of wine while enjoying the adventures of Benjamin Cooker in this terrific new series.” —William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter
“A fine vintage forged by the pens of two very different varietals. It is best consumed slightly chilled, and never alone. You will be intrigued by its mystery, and surprised by its finish, and it will stay with you for a very long time.” –Prize-winning, bestselling author Peter May
Why would a man, after a massive heart attack, check himself out of the ICU just hours before he was due to be released, and then take off three thousand miles to the city of his birth – without telling his family why? San Francisco Homicide cop Max Kelly chases after his father. Bobbie Kelly hasn’t been back to his hometown for thirty-eight years. After generations of silence, what terrible family secrets will be revealed? Can a father and son find reconciliation after years of distrust and anger? Bobbie and Max have stirred up other troubles, too. After thirty-eight years a cop killer is stepping out of the shadows. Oh, the murders never stopped and truly monstrous crimes have been concealed for years. Now Max and Bobbie are in a killer’s crosshairs. A family saga by the author of COCAINE AND BLUE EYES, MURDER IN WAIKIKI, and TOUGH TOWN COLD CITY.
Third in the Embryo series (jaschneiderauthor.net) comes another doctors-&-cops adrenalin-packed thriller: First, tension enters Jill’s & David’s relationship over what to do about newborn Jesse. They both love him, but David feels that he’d be safer adopted anonymously. Suddenly their stress turns to horror when they discover that a murderous religious zealot is after both Jesse – whom he calls “devil spawn” – and Jill & David’s hospital which he calls “the devil’s workshop which must be destroyed!” This time, the whole hospital is threatened… Jill and David join forces with the police in a terrifying race to track down a killer, and to prevent an unthinkable catastrophe.
“Best in the series so far!”
1st review when this new book was 3 days old: “J.A. Schneider takes us through a breathtaking medical thriller and first class mystery that will keep you enthralled and turning pages from the very first page! I really hope we see more of David, Jill and Jesse in future books. This was just outstanding! Don’t miss this great series!”
Walking away from sexy Detective Diego Sandoval was one of the toughest things security specialist Becca Haney ever had to do. But her past is a direct threat to his future, to the career he’s working so hard to rebuild. Now, with a witness from a horrific case implicating Diego, Becca must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart.
Diego is a big-city lawman used to cracking the hardest cases, but he’ll never understand why Becca ended their passionate affair. When he’s assigned to help keep her safe from a human trafficking ring, he’s determined to stay by her side and learn about the woman behind the passion—scars and all.
But Becca has another admirer. Known only as “the Fan,” he believes he’s the perfect partner for her—and he’ll kill to prove it. When the stakes are raised in the killer’s deadly game, Diego will be called upon to save lives—including Becca’s.
To live, sometimes ya gotta die! Daisy Grant is in a heap of trouble. She stumbles into a mob turf war and now somebody wants her dead. Daisy may be small-town to the bone, not at all the kind of woman to deal with the Southern Mafia, but she knows how to get creative fast!
Enters the way-too-attractive Mark Jensen… He didn’t mean to rescue anybody, and he certainly didn’t mean to go on the run because of a stubborn, sassy woman. Soon they are up to their ears in so many wacky characters they don’t know who’s on their side. Daisy and Mark decide that to live, sometimes ya gotta die. And sometimes to die right takes . . . practice.
“I know I can always count on Vicki for an absorbing story I’ll remember long after I’ve closed the book.”
~Kay Hooper, New York Times bestselling author, (on Not This Time)
Ex-Special Forces operative turned private-eye J.T. Ryan is hired by the FBI to help them thwart a menacing threat to the global economy. Counterfeit currency is turning up in large quantities and is indistinguishable from the real thing. The federal agency has only one lead. Before being killed in Rome, an FBI agent found a name, Sigma. With not much else to go on, Ryan goes to Italy. There he begins to uncover the operation of a secret cabal of industrialists. The shadowy group, known as the Alliance, is bent on dominating the world’s currency markets. It appears they are using new, high-tech forging equipment called Sigma. Their plan is to destabilize the U.S. Dollar and the Euro and replace it with their own currency.
Barely surviving several attempts on his life as he sifts through a harrowing maze of deception and death, Ryan follows the leads from Rome to Mexico City and then to Moscow. As he uncovers the final layer of the conspiracy, he realizes the shocking truth: the real power behind the Alliance is in Washington D.C.
Can he blow the lid off the conspiracy before the global economy collapses?
Is sacrificing herself the only way to stop this evil?
Don’t miss the latest installment of this thrilling series!
“Debra Webb’s name says it all.” Karen Rose, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Debra Webb is a master storyteller.” Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestselling Author
Things are looking good for Aidy Westlake. He’s Pit Lane magazine’s Young Driver of the Year, which has earned him a drive in the European Saloon Car Championship. But his good fortune ends at a race car show when he discovers Jason Gates, a mechanic from a rival team, with his throat cut. The murder sets off a disturbing chain reaction – someone is breaking the rules in the ranks of saloon car racing, on and off the track.
“Watch Aidy get into one jam after the next.”
“You can’t stop reading.”
“Racing scenes enliven the action as Aidy tries to extricate himself from trouble by trapping a killer.”
— Publishers Weekly
“High octane thrills all the way, with an especially exciting grand finale!”
— Book ‘Em Mysteries
The first book in the Aidy Westlake mystery series set in the high-octane world of motor racing – When Derek Deacon threatens to kill Alex Fanning, his championship rival, rookie driver Aidy Westlake doesn’t put much stock in it – it’s typical of the intense competitiveness and aggression in their world. But when Fanning dies after making contact with Deacon’s car during a race, a conspiracy ensues: the TV coverage is edited and the police wind up the investigation without interviewing witnesses. Compelled to prove Deacon is the murderer, Aidy pushes for the truth and is drawn into a world of fraud, organized crime and murder.
“Wood kicks off this new series with a streamlined narrative, a spot of believable romance and some deftly introduced tidbits about the British racing circuit. Think of Dick Francis’ early thrillers, especially Nerve, but with a lot more horsepower.”
“A breathtaking finale will linger long in readers’ minds.”
— Library Journal
When Rick Yarbrough, a.k.a. Risk, a retired SEAL with a taste for danger, joins the Justiss Alliance, his first assignment seems like a baby-sitting gig: He must guard an out-of-control general’s daughter. Then he meets his charge.
Addie Wunder is no baby. She’s a dedicated animal rights activist who isn’t above breaking the law if innocent creatures are threatened. But her work has made her a lot of powerful enemies. If she doesn’t stop, she may just turn herself into an endangered species.
Risk’s mission is to keep Addie out of trouble. But as they grow closer, Addie becomes so much more than a job. And the more he has to lose, the more Risk is willing to put his own life on the line—for her cause, her safety, and her sweet-hot embrace.
A time when uncertainty festers within even the strongest of men.
A time when fear rules everyone’s lives.
A time when love dares to defy the devastation of war.
After years away, American War Correspondent Sylvie Hunnicut returns to England determined to put aside tumultuous memories and muster the courage to cover the war in Great Britain. Guilt she harbors over a horrible accident that permanently injured childhood friend Alec Kent threatens to destroy their relationship. Secret longings for him remain in her heart, even if he wants nothing to do with her.
Alec Kent’s disability works against him in serving his country, until he signs on with the Auxiliary Fire Service. Sylvie’s return brings to the forefront Alec’s hidden love for her, and a determination to prove himself to his disapproving father.
But war promises to destroy the possibility of love and bring a great city to its knees.
“Just when we think our nightmares are over, the Society has invented a new horror. Around every corner a shadow, behind every whisper a demon. If we don’t end what the devils began, we will die haunted…”
The finale in Hieber’s acclaimed Magic Most Foul trilogy: The trauma and the terror of the Master’s Society has only escalated for the dashing Lord Denbury and brave, feisty Miss Natalie Stewart, and a new terror has been unleashed in Manhattan. Together with their stalwart friends and unlikely heroes, they take the fight directly to the Denbury estate, where new evils have awakened. But are they prepared for all the sacrifices that shall be asked of them? With their very lives and the sanctity of their mortal souls at stake, Natalie and Jonathon are past the point of no return…
“You’ll love it if you love murder mysteries with a supernatural twist… the story is so different from other fantasy novels that have been coming out recently. This chilling tale will draw you in and keep you guessing until the very last page! – Seventeen Magazine on DARKER STILL, a Daphne du Maurier finalist for excellence in Mystery and Suspense (Historical Category)
The Sum of His Worth is a Southern gothic thriller set in the violent 1950s in a corrupted Alabama town ruled by a virulent Ku Klux Klan. The story is told by a free-spirited white boy whose life is shattered after witnessing a lynching. Hungry to leave behind his deprived and now desperate life, his survival will depend on gut courage, a devoted Negro friend, and a progressive doctor who has taken up the fight to free the town’s black community. The Sum of His Worth is a compassionate and terrifying story that sees both “Doctor Joe” and the boy suffer betrayals, beatings, arrest and exile in a story that can only end in tragedy.
“The Sum of His Worth is a work of serious literary fiction, a coming-of-age story set in a time of national upheaval … rich in ambiance, descriptive detail, and incident … My interest never flagged in this convincing, meaningful, and deeply immersive tale.” — Ron Terpening, author of international thrillers Nine Days in October and Tropic of Fear.
When United States Supreme Court Justice Arturo Santi disappears while on a fishing trip in the Florida Straits — along with the boat, its captain and mate and John Cann — it initially appears to be a tragic accident. It is not.
The captain of the fishing boat, widower Jake Priestly, former Air Force pararescue, uses all his skills and experience to survive what was actually an assault on his boat by a clandestine force of special operators who snatched the judge in order to…to what?
This is information that the powers that be, foreign and domestic, can not allow to go public, not least because the disappearance of the judge has opened the way for the President of the United States to appoint a replacement that will completely alter the current balance of the court. But only is Justice Santi remains missing.
And so Jake finds himself hunted, imprisoned and eventually left for dead in the Florida Everglades to keep him from revealing the truth, as he knows it, about Justice Arturo Santi’s disappearance.
Thanks to the killer’s handiwork, Tony’s partners were also dead in Manhattan. The killer needed to finish his business in Westhampton tonight, so he could make his flight to Italy before any of the bodies were discovered. From his neck down he dressed like a surgeon with cotton coverings over his clothes and shoes that were specially made to fit although they were two sizes too large. He also wore latex gloves and a ski-mask to ensure that his entire body was protected against leaving even a cell of his DNA behind.
Looking into the eyes of his victims in their final moment of life did not faze him. In fact, it gave him pleasure. The sound of Tony’s head smashing into the door disturbed him only because the success or failure of an assignment might hinge upon an unknown factor – variables that were his job to minimize. He never left anything to chance, carefully tending to the crime scene, making sure there was no evidence to assist law enforcement. Satisfied all was in order, he silently exited the master bedroom, gun in hand.
Amanda tried the light switch in the kitchen, but it didn’t work. She opened the refrigerator door, found a pitcher of water, and poured a tall glass for her and Catarina to share. She replaced the pitcher, closed the refrigerator, took a step into the hallway and immediately noticed a large shadow of a person, obviously much taller than Tony. She shrieked in surprise and dropped the glass, which shattered. The killer reacted without conscious thought. He instinctively raised his gun and fired. Amanda made a loud moaning sound as she crumpled to the floor. Suddenly there was another scream behind him. He turned and aimed at the sound, not realizing that his gun was pointed at a forty-five degree angle toward the floor. He fired again and there was silence. It took only a split second for him to realize that the voice had screamed “Mommy.”
Around the ancient cave system in Derbyshire are thronging tourists, a medieval castle, and the thriving town of Castleton. With its underground tunnels and caverns, it’s the perfect place for a man to hide – or vanish. Detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry are looking for such a man, one who is on a murderous rampage.
An convicted killer is on the loose, and, after thirteen years in prison, he may be seeking revenge on the son of the cop who put him away in the first place… Cooper’s father.
The 5th novel in the multiple award-winning Cooper & Fry series, set in England’s atmospheric Peak District.
“Booth leaves the reader panting for more” – January Magazine
“A dark star is born!” – Reginald Hill
Eighty-one years ago this past February at the height of the Great Depression, premiered the first issue of Doc Savage magazine. Inspired by those larger-than-life characters and stories, veteran mystery novelist Gary Phillips introduces Ned “Noc” Brenner in The Anti-Gravity Steal novella.
Noc, is a drifter gifted at whatever he attempts; from MMA fighter, motocross rider to blitz chess master. But after wining in an all-night poker game, he saves one of the players from a kidnapping. This sets in motion several pulse pounding events and he winds up teamed with a man who can be anyone else, an enigmatic woman with black ops trained esper powers, and a professor haunted by tragedy loosing himself in creating gadgets.
Noc, who has a few dark secrets of his own, and his new allies are out to prevent super villain Prospero from unleashing an anti-gravity device, a machine that would imperil millions.
From the Crime Fiction Lover –
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In this young adult tale of horror, youths plot to vandalize their high school and pay the price with unforeseen consequences.
“A balanced body of information about delinquents, their crimes, and the role of the juvenile justice system in creating “delinquency” and trying to combat it.” — Book News on THE ADOLESCENT CRIMINAL
“A broad overview of adolescent deviance… An excellent chronology of adolescent offending…. Very useful for anyone studying juvenile delinquency.” — Cassandra Bowers, PhD, Lecturer and BSW Program Coordinator, Wayne State University School of Social Work on KIDS WHO COMMIT ADULT CRIMES
It started with a glance. And ended with a nightmare.
Small-town girl Haley Montgomery meets two men who will change her life forever—the handsome Marc Vincetti, whom she falls head over heels for, and big-time Hollywood producer Allen Michaels, who has the power to turn her screenplay into a movie and hand her a ticket to a better future.
It seems as though life couldn’t get any better—until things take a decidedly dark turn when Haley spots Marc with his former high school sweetheart and Allen develops a consuming obsession with her… a fixation fueled by his disturbing past.
As Haley faces a choice between love and fame, Marc becomes the target of a homicidal stalker and Haley’s life is thrown into a tailspin. Suddenly everything she thought she knew about Marc and Allen is completely wrong—and Haley’s life will never be the same again…
On the tenth anniversary of 9-11 a sleeper cell of terrorists plan to attack LA. The only ones able to stop them are a group of ex military and some wounded war veterans. They are a ragtag group led by a man who goes by the nick name Blade because he wears sharpened leg prosthesis. The action is nonstop building from a foiled armed car robbery to an apocalyptic ending.
“End Game is one of those books that starts out loud and fast, bullets are flying, people are dying- and all within the first fifty pages. Ridgway has once more combined page turning action with compelling characters and great plotting.
End Game is rip-roaring action from page one. The reader is given nary a moment to catch their breath. There is plenty of tension resulting in a book that’s hard to stop reading.”
Abandon as a child, Winter Barstow is a woman without a family history and few clues to lead her in the right direction. When a stolen artifact from the Olympic National Forest arrives at her door, Winter travels to the remote outpost in Washington in search of who sent it to her and why. Instead of answers, she finds the handsome, yet moody Forest Ranger Jay Raven hiding from his heritage.
Jay’s attraction to Winter is instantaneous, and powerful. To admit it, however, means Jay must recognize a culture he’s left behind—something he’s not willing to do. But when Winter discovers the body of her college mentor, her life is in danger and only the call of the wolf can lead Jay to her side and back to his Native American ways.
And a love strong enough to offer both.
Having just embraced his family, Jay is now faced with a difficult decision: turn his brother in for the theft of ancient tribal artifacts, or protect him. Worse yet is protecting Winter as her continued search for the thieves leads a target for killers. Now Winter and Jay must embrace their heritage and the spirit of the wolf to save Winter’s life, as well as the love that has brought them home.
Dora gazed up at him sadly. This was the man she waited nineteen years to marry, for whom she forsook her first husband, for whom she once sailed to Europe after the Great War to go to the Paris Peace Conference, for whom she would still do anything or go anywhere. Just brushing against his arm as she was doing now made her feel an inseparable closeness. It reminded her of what last night in bed could have been like if it wasn’t for the blood on his hand. But the problem was there was always blood on his hand or a ghoul behind a bush when it came to Colonel Sir Edward Ware.
1934 Plot is Book 2 of the Edward Ware Thriller Series.
Who is that sinister-looking stranger who keeps eying Miss Dora Benley on the Lusitania pier on May 1, 1915 near the beginning of the First World War? At dinner that night in the grand dining room he sends her a threatening note. He orders her to hand over her father’s birthday package. She carried it aboard, a gift from Sir Adolphus Ware, the car magnate her Robber Baron father is sailing to England to meet over a tire deal. If she doesn’t obey, the stranger threatens to blow up the ship. There’s nothing inside the package except an empty humidor! Dora had better figure out what’s going on, or the saboteur will send her to the bottom of the Irish Sea.
Key to Lawrence is World War 1 history on a grand scale. It’s also Book 1 of the Edward Ware Thriller Series.
Soleil Tangiere works at a remote mining company in Montana. But when a British syndicate sets off an explosion that kills Soleil’s father, she won’t stop until vengeance is hers.
But as Soleil struggles to piece together the plot behind the mining explosion, she finds herself falling in love with a man who may be hiding secrets of his own. With danger closing in all around her, Soleil is thrown into an international race against time to unlock the mystery that threatens her very existence.
Interior designer Deva Dunne finds more than fabulous furnishings on her trip to the design mall; she and her client come upon the body of one of Deva’s favorite shop owners, swinging from the atrium railing. It looks like suicide, but Deva feels sure that the purveyor of Florida’s finest antiques would never leap to his death from a tacky blue stool.
Deva’s boyfriend, studly and stoic police lieutenant Victor Rossi, looks into it, but there’s not much to go on. He’s focusing on their future these days, and he wishes Deva would steer clear of danger.
But everyone around Deva seems to be keeping secrets, and she’s getting some strange reactions to the designs she’s doing for a big charity event. When she experiences a mysterious attack, she knows she’s at the center of something huge—and if she doesn’t outwit this killer fast, her only future will be six feet under.
(Book #4 of the Murders by Design Mystery Series)
Four years ago Mel took on a case for the Grim Reaper himself, retrieving an artifact to save reality from a rebellion of one of its principle managers, Time. She came out of the deal having her name erased from Death’s roles and ageless, but even more connected to a supernatural world most normal people don’t even know exists.
It’s this connection with the paranormal that lets Mel see a shadow lurking at the window of an abandoned house. Seeing this new horror drags her into a web of love, murder, and greed that will show her the world is bigger and stranger than she dared imagine.
Action Comics #1 is the most valuable comic book on the planet and a target for thieves everywhere. When former archeobibliologist August Adams takes a job transporting the multimillion-dollar collectible from a vault in New York to the world’s largest comic book convention in San Diego, he’s completely unaware of the danger that lies ahead. Waiting in the shadows is an obsessive collector with his sights set on stealing August’s rare cargo. What begins as a shell game takes a deadly turn once the collector’s plan kicks into high gear, starting a chain of events that will have lasting and lethal implications for August and his family.
“Bronleewe pulls out all the stops in this excellent superhero-themed heist caper. Twists, turns, great action, layered characters, and more insider comic book references than you can shake a 1937 DeSoto at. This story is more powerful than a locomotive and will take you up, up, and away!”
–Kane Gilmour, Bestselling author of RAGNAROK and RESURRECT
Kicking off a new romantic suspense series in this sizzling eBook original introduction, Tina Wainscott returns with a team of tough, fearless heroes who are prepared for just about anything, except the last threat they could ever expect: true love.
On a good day as a Navy SEAL, you save a life, protect a freedom, stop a killer. And on a bad day . . . well, you don’t get to have a bad day. But then one SEAL team does. Five impeccably trained soldiers—used to danger, unafraid of death—are sent into a black ops assignment where no one knows the full story of deception. The situation gets ugly. The press gets wind. Someone has to take the fall. And when these five SEALs fall, they fall hard.
Meet the men of The Justiss Alliance: Risk, Rath, Saxby, Knox, and Julian. Led by a mysterious employer, these fallen stars of the D.O.D. are about to take advantage of their ruined reputations and start turning wrongs to rights—no matter the cost.
She woke up one morning on a Mississippi riverboat with a huge headache and no idea who she was. Nearly two years later he came after her, claiming she killed her own father. She says he’s got the wrong woman. He says she’d guilty as sin. One of them is right . . .
“Winning storyteller delivers a fantastic read of entertaining scenarios that will keep you turning pages to keep up with the action.”
“Suspenseful, romantic and humorous with characters who will stick with you . . .”
“A woman in jeopardy, a man on a mission, what more could you want?”
As the only female Native American officer on the Bryson City, North Carolina police force, Inola Walela, must always play her A game. All bets are off when during a routine traffic stop the passenger insists her son has been kidnapped but is struck by a car before Inola can glean any hard facts. An altercation ensues and Inola’s partner is felled by a bullet-possibly from her gun. On administrative leave, fraught with guilt for allegedly killing her partner, and obsessed with the possibility of a missing child out there somewhere, she defies the force and her fiancé, Sheriff Steven Hawk. Inola sets off on her own journey to find the missing boy.