Contemporary Thrillers

Now or Never by Ann Simas

Detective Kit Piper is kidnapped by mistake, or so she thinks when she manages to escape her captors. She seeks refuge in the cabin Simon Ward occupies, and he finds her flat…

Toxic Soup by RR Rowley

Toxic waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been poisoning the environment, human beings, and wildlife for more than six decades. When her brother dies a horrible death at Hanford, Casey Long,…

Doubleblind by Libby Fischer Hellmann

With little work during the pandemic, Chicago PI Georgia Davis agrees to help the best friend of fellow sleuth, Ellie Foreman. Susan Siler’s aunt died suddenly after her COVID booster, and Susan’s…

Casino Queen by Cara Bertoia

By Susana Kuehne Cara Bertoia started out like most writers—finding her passion through reading first. In a crowded bedroom with three sisters, she could always find the best escape from all the…

The Killer Sermon by Kevin Kluesner

By J.H. Bográn When an aging priest in rural Wisconsin gives an impassioned Christmas homily condemning abortion as murder and exhorting his parishioners to stop it, a former mayor responds by starting…

Girl Obsessed by Vivian Rhodes

By Dawn Ius Can women become obsessed with their sex partners? That’s the question Defense Attorney Sam Paris needs to answer in the latest page-turner by Emmy-nominated screenwriter and author Vivian Rhodes,…

Stopping Power by Eric Red

Devoted mother Stephanie Power is on a road trip in Houston, Texas, with her teenage daughter, Libby. They stop at a gas station to refuel, and when Stephanie comes back from paying,…

Ninety-Five by Lisa Towles

Running away is what Zak Skinner does best, and he’s just done it again, having transferred from NYU to University of Chicago. His fresh start goes south when he accidentally uncovers evidence…

The Safe Place by L.A. Larkin

By Rebecca Fields Eagle Falls is a sleepy town in Washington State threatened by terrifying wildfires. So when families start dying in house fires, nobody guesses they’re deliberately lit by a killer…

A Final Call by Eliot Parker 

Cleveland Homicide Detective Stacy Tavitt is contacted by a former college classmate who asks for help in finding her missing son, Colton. Still reeling physically and emotionally from her last investigation—which led…

Kill For You by Kia D. Richards

By Terry DiDomenico Zenyia Washington, a budding professional musician, rebuilt her life after a devastating hit-and-run took away her ability to play music. With hard work and determination, she is beginning a…

Flesh of All Sorrows by Jeffrey J. Mariotte

Newly minted police chief Danny’s Mansfield’s father, a former chief, became locally famous by catching the town’s most notorious serial killer. When it seems the real killer isn’t in prison, Danny risks…

Flat Black Ford by J.D. Allen

By Tim O’Mara As FLAT BLACK FORD opens, Detective Jim Bean has been hired to find Stella DeSoto. That shouldn’t be hard; she’s been on the evening news—in the titular vehicle—during her…

Nice Girls by Catherine Dang

“Ivy League Mary,” a formerly fat college student at Cornell, is expelled in her senior year. Forced to return home to Liberty Lake, Minnesota, Mary is stuck working at a grocery store.…

Azalea Bluff by Dennis Hetzel

Olivia Claven lives in the Carolina beach community of Azalea Bluff. She’s trying to regroup, but a flooding tide of setbacks has destroyed her plans. The love of her life has died…

She Was Found in a Guitar Case by David James Keaton

By Susana Kuehne David Keaton, a native of Kentucky, received his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Flywheel Magazine. He won a Best Short Story…

The Lost Girl by Alan Jacobson

Amy Robbins suffers a tragedy no one should ever endure: the loss of her young daughter and husband in a deadly accident. Mired in a depressive fog, her successful career vanishes—followed by…

Deadly Odds 4.0 by Allen Wyler

In this fourth adventure, DEADLY ODDS 4.0 cyberthriller series, reformed hacker Arnold Gold is plunged into a race against time when he’s hired by a prestigious Seattle law firm to resolve a…

Synchronicity by Michaelbrent Collings

Some call it the Machine. Some call it the SINC. It’s the most dangerous thing ever created. And it’s fallen into the wrong hands. — Tyler “Book” Malcolm has lived a life…

The Hunted Girls by Jenna Kernan

As Agent Nadine Finch rushes to investigate the murder of newlywed Nikki Darnell in Ocala National Forest, Florida, fear floods her body. She swore she’d never set foot here again, not since…

Blood From A Stone by David M. Salkin

A dream house to share with his love becomes a nightmare when the discovery of an old diary reveals a dark secret that brings a wounded warrior out of retirement. Cory Walker…

Hold Back The Night by Sean Lynch

By Dawn Ius California’s recurring wildfire season served as inspiration for Sean Lynch’s latest thriller, HOLD BACK THE NIGHT. While the story is of course a work of fiction, Lynch says, “It…

That Was Before by Dan Lawton

By Millie Naylor Hast Feeling trapped in an unhappy marriage, mechanical engineer Randolph Spiers quits his job and works up his courage to invite an attractive supermarket cashier to lunch. The old…

Run or Don’t by Ann Simas

Jules Ward has had a stalker for five months, but she doesn’t take him seriously until he leaves the head of a slaughtered bull elk in her driveway. Fossil, Colorado’s newest resident,…

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