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Prisoners from the Front By W. H. Payne
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In the early months of 1867, Seamus Delaney, a veteran officer of the Union Irish Brigade is now employed as a detective for the United States government. His duties and his love for his darling... More > Emily have brought him back to the Nation's Capital in whose defense he had often fought during the Civil War. He is tasked with ensuring that the last of the known conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is brought to justice. When an attempt is made on his life, he is sure that the forces he has struggled with both before and since the official end of the War; violent secret societies, traitors and Copperheads, some of whom control powerful positions in local and national government, are determined to prevent him from carrying out his orders.< Less
Death at the Doorstep By Linda W. Fitzgerald
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It’s fall in Ann Arbor and the locals are focused on their favorite blood sport: politics. Everyone is buzzing about the highly suspect mid-term elections. Everyone, that is, except freelance... More > writer and recent widow Karin Niemi. All she wants is to be left alone with her cat, her work and her seemingly endless grief. But her best friend, Bixie, has other plans for her, plans that include a session with renowned psychic Dana Lewis. Problem is, when Karin arrives for her appointment, she stumbles onto a murder scene. Soon, suspicion falls on Dana’s daughter—also a close friend of Bixie’s. And before she knows it, Karin is drawn into a do-it-yourself murder investigation that leads her into the heart of a Big 10 University. Within a short time, Karin, Bixie and their friend Paul are getting close to the truth. In the process, they disrupt the lives of senior faculty, local politicos, social divas, no-nonsense cops, a prominent surgeon and--somewhere among them--a murderer.< Less
The Commission Trap By Ruth Zanger Barron
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Andy Shock, a life insurance agent, unexpectedly finds himself facing an ethical conflict. Should he sell a large insurance policy to a shady character? He certainly can use the handsome commission... More > to get himself out of a financial bind. So he gets embroiled in an insurance case that is linked to money laundering, which puts his professional future and his freedom at risk, and places him under government investigation. There are threats and bribery from shady characters who emerge from unexpected places, adding to his predicament. Mary, Andy’s wife, knows how to help him get out of his treacherous dilemma. But can he admit to Mary what he did? Meanwhile, a young immigrant pits the money laundering and human trafficking operators against an unexpected challenge from law enforcement. A plot full of surprises and engaging characters…< Less
Voyage: Spirit of the Annako By Luis J. Cui
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In the shadow of a rugged mountain range in the Philippines, lies San Ysidro, a rice farming community of tradition-bound residents determined to maintain their way of life that includes telling... More > folklore tales around the campfire. More than two decades after a violent crime transforms San Ysidro forever, events begin to unfold as an ancient ritual, the Annako, demands revenge for the victims’ souls. As the spirits stir, a mother, her daughter, and a newspaper reporter are drawn into the dark past and into a world where the line between reality and the supernatural is blurred. As all three are led on circuitous paths of mystery made worse by violent threats and political scandals, now only time will tell whether they will find answers and peace for the victims’ souls. Voyage: Spirit of the Annako shares a mysterious tale about a horrific crime in a rural Filipino community and a vengeful ancient ritual with the power to reveal the truth.< Less
Shot to Pieces: A Novel By Michael O'Keefe
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SHOT TO PIECES is the story of NYPD 1st Grade Detective Padraig Joseph Durr. Durr is tasked with solving a particularly grisly gang related homicide in Brooklyn. When Paddy catches the squeal, he is... More > also on the verge of an emotional and psychological breakdown. Because of his penchant for self-destruction, fueled by a childhood of abuse and sexual exploitation, coupled with an ingrained sense of worthlessness and abandonment, Durr has brought his entire life to the brink of ruin. Can he hold it together long enough to solve this murder? Can he fix himself enough to be re-united with the one true love of his life and his family? Or will he implode, irrevocably destroying his career, his family and himself?< Less
Shot to Pieces: A Novel By Michael O'Keefe
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SHOT TO PIECES is the story of NYPD 1st Grade Detective Padraig Joseph Durr. Durr is tasked with solving a particularly grisly gang related homicide in Brooklyn. When Paddy catches the squeal, he is... More > also on the verge of an emotional and psychological breakdown. Because of his penchant for self-destruction, fueled by a childhood of abuse and sexual exploitation, coupled with an ingrained sense of worthlessness and abandonment, Durr has brought his entire life to the brink of ruin. Can he hold it together long enough to solve this murder? Can he fix himself enough to be re-united with the one true love of his life and his family? Or will he implode, irrevocably destroying his career, his family and himself?< Less
Whitefeather By Thomas Alan Ebelt
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Sam Begay had left his job as a Navajo Law and Order officer with no regrets. He had just closed the biggest case to ever hit the reservation, and what did it get him; a reprimand for his stubborn... More > tenacity and willingness to step on a few toes. Now that he had quit, he was going to finish the job as a civilian. How had a mythical creature from tribal legends come to life to stalk the reservation in the first place? When reports of brutal killings came in again, regardless of the danger, he knew he had to stop the menace for good. His only clue; a photograph of a lava rock with an unusual petroglyph etched on the surface. Was it a representation of a costumed, ceremonial dancer, or a warning about an ancient horror with an insatiable hunger for human flesh?< Less
The Believers By Travis Gulbrandson
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Edith Parker has been a widow for ten years, but she tries to keep her husband’s memory alive by carrying a picture of him from room to room. Then, on the anniversary of his death, she is... More > visited by a young man who claims to have a message from him. On the promise of further communications with the deceased, Mrs. Parker invites the mysterious stranger to live with her. While this visitation first seems like the answer to her prayers, she soon finds her actions may have started a chain of events that yield tragic consequences for everyone she cares about. Dark, at times suspenseful, infused with black humor, The Believers examines a number of issues relating to the nature of faith, but it never tells the reader what to think.< Less
Midnight’s Edge: The Secrets of Sleepy Meadows, Book 1 By Michael Klinger, David Chappuis
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The title, Midnight’s Edge, comes from the time of night where the veil between the living and the dead disappears and, for a brief moment in time, the dead can return to the mortal world and... More > live again. It is a story of a vile, evil man named Jeremy Wickcliff, whose wife, Lucy, arranged his death years ago to save the town from his wrath of destruction. In present time, he has been plotting from the spirit realm, a place of purgatory, to return to the mortal realm to seek revenge on those who wronged him and reclaim the life ripped away from him.< Less
The Case of the Crossed Wire By Charles E. Morgan, III
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In this latest Brains Benton mystery, Jimmy Carson accidently overhears two men discussing a diabolical plot over the telephone. Although he doesn’t know exactly what’s going on, he knows... More > that it’s bad news! He tells Brains and in no time the Benton and Carson International Detective Agency is operating in high gear! Join Operative Three and X in this exciting adventure-mystery as they match wits with a criminal element that has big plans for the upcoming election! The cover art and illustrations are by Shannon Stirweis, who was the original artist for the late 1960s paperback versions of, “The Case of the Missing Message,” and “The Case of the Counterfeit Coin.”< Less
One Kill Short By Michael McDermott
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If you enjoy being deceived by a book, you will love "One Kill Short." "One Kill Short" is a mystery/crime novel which has mastered the art of misdirection and leaves the reader... More > asking "why didn't I see it coming?", when the actual conspirators are ultimately revealed. It is a story about a young lawyer who pursues a civil case for damages against a former war hero, current head of a large criminal enterprise, for the attempted contract murder of his client. The plot thickens when for unknown reasons, local law enforcement refuse to prosecute. Along the way a forbidden romance developes which ultimately meets an unexpected end. Although "One Kill Short" is largely inspired by a true story, it is fiction. Purposeful fiction. The names and places in this quasi indictment of law enforcement and the civil and criminal judicial systems have been changed to protect the writer, as in his words "there are no innocents with which to be concerned."< Less
Crow Wing By Jesse VanDeWalker
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In this gritty, hard-bitten look at the American West a gang of robbers calls in a professional to help them rob a stagecoach. There are more players in the game than anyone realizes as the coach and... More > the gold it carries prepare to leave Crow Wing, California.< Less
Saint Lucy By Jesse VanDeWalker
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A priceless painting of a sainted girl hangs in an old Louisiana plantation house. Josiah Reed wants it badly enough to hire a professional thief, a man still on the run with a mysterious woman after... More > a botched job outside Crow Wing, California. Across the windswept plains, a U.S. Marshal hunts the young woman and the man who disappeared with her.< Less
Conundrum 101 By Howard Boorman
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Jason Phillips faces a dangerous conundrum. If he alibis a small time drug dealer accused of a series of brutal double murders, he will risk his career and make himself the target of corrupt police.... More > Even more disturbingly, he risks bringing himself and his family and friends to the attention of the real killer.< Less
The Scream of Murder By Marie Koelling
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A book set in Odessa, TX that follows the path of Detective Sophie as she embarks to set out another crime in a sleepy town where crimes like this typically don't take place.
NONE SHALL SLEEP By Otep Shamaya
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Frightening, riveting, defiant, resounding. The highly anticipated release of the secret diaries of the nefarious vigilante Hydra Moonlight. In the killer's own words we learn of her birth, her... More > upbringing, & the alarming events that brought her to power in this insane, feral world.< Less
The Prince Of Keegan Bay By Veronica Helen Hart
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When the American born heir to the kingdom of Kushawa is hidden in an age-qualified retirement community, a battle of wits and tactics develops between the Kushawan Alliance of Royal Princes (KARP),... More > determined to eliminate the infant, and a group of senior citizens, The Blenders, equally determined to save him. Doll Reynolds pulls the residents into a unified group while the baby's mother, Moira Robbins, risks her life to lure the KARP assassins away from her child.< Less
One Touch of Espionage By David M. Delo
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A peacetime US Army counter intelligence agent stationed in Paris leaves on vacation to Switzerland and Italy, and unknowingly becomes bait for an operation to expose a double agent in his unit's... More > ranks.< Less
Doc Savage: Glare of the Gorgon By Will Murray, Lester Dent, Kenneth Robeson
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Why did a desperate man shave his head before visiting Doc Savage headquarters, only to be struck down, his pulsing brain turned to inert stone? What sinister secret did his strange slaying silence?... More > And how was a lizard-green shadow resembling Medusa branded on Doc’s office wall? These are only some of the questions confronting the Man of Bronze as he pursues a grisly trail of petrified corpses to post-Prohibition Chicago, whose criminal underworld is being terrorized by a serpent-haired demon engaged in a seemingly senseless slaughter spree whose ultimate target will shake Doc Savage’s men to their core. Suspects are many, clues baffling. Death and danger lurks everywhere they turn—symbolized by the silhouette of a faceless Gorgon. From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the coal fields of Illinois, Doc Savage tracks a phantom fiend the likes of which he has never before hunted. Or is he the one being hunted?< Less
Pretty Bags of Meat By Sean Rima
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She's a tough Latina cop from the west side of San Antonio. She's got a big gun, a sense of justice, and a killer recipe for the best homemade fideo you've ever tasted. Two murderous psychopaths to... More > creep you out. Buckets of blood. A twisted mystery. And a really cool car chase. After nabbing San Antonio's most horrific serial killer, Detective Zanita "Zany" Quintana is a rising star in the Homicide Unit. Now a new killer is on the loose, and the target is Zany herself! In a race against time, Zany must wade through a trail of blood and solve the case before all that she loves is cut up into Pretty Bags of MEAT.< Less
Caught Red Handed By Russell Hatler
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Jimmie and Dolly are at it again. A slot machine irregularity in a bank of Keno slots The Greek sold to an Indian Casino in New Mexico has cost the casino a loss of face big time. It may well cost... More > them real money as well. Jimmie heads to Albuquerque to find out what's happening. His investigation takes him to the east coast, redneck country and a close-knit family of conniving rascals. Jimmie ends up twelve miles offshore on an ocean-going gambling boat at the mercy of the elements and the clan. Then it's Virtual Reality time as Jimmie goes caving in search of fame and fortune. Jimmie manages to meander his way through the booby-trapped maze but he's outfoxed by the bad guys once again. Then it's avatar versus avatar in an epic battle of gamesmanship. And where's the delectable Dolly when Jimmie needs her most?< Less
Echo Park (Medium Mysteries #1) By Elizabeth Basque
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Pauline Ocean, from J.R. Rain's acclaimed bestselling novel, THE BODY DEPARTED, returns in ECHO PARK as a world-class Medium to the living, but whose lifework is dedicated to helping the spirits go... More > "Home." She’s not just a psychic, she’s an investigator, too. When Julie, a new client, comes to her about a disturbing recurring dream, Pauline has a murder case on her hands. The souls of three ghosts are at stake: Mack is the household haunter who irritates Pauline with his habit of knocking over furniture, but she's secretly comforted by his friendship. Mack has an amusing request, and what he does in return for her reveals more of the secret life of spirits. Mack brings Carla to Pauline for help. She's a little girl with a tragic ending and an old soul. Carla touches Pauline's heart with her stunning idea of how to set things right. Michael is a vile young man with a dark past, and worst of all, the light has never come for him. And perhaps, it never will...< Less
Diary of a Robot By Lewis Jenkins
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Robotics Law One: "Do no harm to people or property." Intelligent machines have a large problem: What is harm? Dr. Maynard Little thinks he may have solved it. He designs the ultimate... More > testing machine for his company’s products. It reads English product specifications and builds complete test suites from them. As a robot it must “do no harm” but people order it around, so it tests the people to find out which of them it can trust about what. Things get dicey. The turning point is a television round-table discussion where the machine upsets everyone except perhaps the French. Dr. Little—under pressure from Chairman Bozworth to begin making money with it—takes steps to make the machine more marketable and less controversial. These efforts succeed except that Doc's fix creates new problems. And other interests want to exploit or control—or steal—the TM tech. So why, exactly, does Doc Little wake up in a prison that looks like a sitting room?< Less
K2 - Book 7 By geoff wolak
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The K2 team are separated. With the castle snowed in, Johno, Helen and Thomas head off to the Caribbean for a holiday, but find themselves kidnapped, a struggle to escape and to survive whilst the... More > castle is attacked. Beesely is on his own, up against a determined and skilled opponent, as Otto tries to deliver his baby in the middle of a battle.< Less
Shot to Pieces: A Novel By Michael O'Keefe
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SHOT TO PIECES is the story of NYPD 1st Grade Detective Padraig Joseph Durr. Durr is tasked with solving a particularly grisly gang related homicide in Brooklyn. When Paddy catches the squeal, he is... More > also on the verge of an emotional and psychological breakdown. Because of his penchant for self-destruction, fueled by a childhood of abuse and sexual exploitation, coupled with an ingrained sense of worthlessness and abandonment, Durr has brought his entire life to the brink of ruin. Can he hold it together long enough to solve this murder? Can he fix himself enough to be re-united with the one true love of his life and his family? Or will he implode, irrevocably destroying his career, his family and himself?< Less