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Ball Room By Geoffrey Merrick
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The renegade ex-white slaver known only as Tyler had met Mistress Elizabeth before ... just as she was starting her horrid career as captor and tormenter of pretty young ladies. But, tragically he... More > let her, and some of her perverted brood, escape. This time he's tracked her down to a dance academy, where two lovely hopefuls disappear -- primed to be the star attraction at the next white slavery auction. From New York to Los Angeles, Tyler fights Miz Liz and her freaky family as they set upon a third target: the most beautiful dancer on the sexiest TV dancing show ever. But can even Tyler hope to foil this depraved cabal in time?< Less
Elevator By Scott Mercer
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PAPERBACK VERSION: Dack Willman plays the detective game in Los Angeles in the 1940’s. Hard to scratch out a living when you’re competing for customers with Philip Marlowe and Mike... More > Hammer, but he puts his sweat, blood and guts into it. Too bad a citywide power outage during the hottest summer in years hits him where it hurts: he finds himself trapped in an elevator with seven other passengers, including his close friend and “researcher” Palmer Patterson. The power goes out. The elevator stops. The lights go black. When they come back on, Palmer is dead. Who did it, and why? Or even how? Dack has to summon up the most potent powers of observation and deduction in his possession to solve this one. Can Dack dissect the identities of the passengers and their hidden motivations? And can he escape this claustrophobic trap before the murderer strikes again?< Less
Romance Meets Reality Beneath the Lake By Janet Johns
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The devastating Texas drought of 2011 causes hardships for all living things. Secrets of the past are exposed as the lakes go dry. The skeleton beneath the lake has secrets extending back in... More > history to the suffering endured by German immigrants who escaped the persecution of Bismarck in the 1870’s. A modern Texas rancher faces the challenges of the drought as she unravels the secrets that have been hidden beneath the lake for decades. The natural partnership between the rancher, a Tennessee Walking Horse, and a German Shepherd dog is key to surviving the drought and discovering the clues needed to understand the mystery surrounding the skeleton buried beneath the lake. This book is dedicated to the natural partnership between animals and humans. Understanding the theme of romance versus reality is an important aspect of providing forever homes for animals. The contrast between the romance and the reality of developing a natural horse and human partnership is explored in this book.< Less
The Theatrical Sherlock Holmes By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette
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Sherlock Holmes takes to the stage in four entertaining play scripts written between 1899 and 1921 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette. Even though Sherlock Holmes had fallen to his... More > supposed death at the culmination of 'The Final Problem' in December 1893, it proved very difficult to keep the great detective down as this collection of theatrical play scripts proves. Presented are: SHERLOCK HOLMES - A DRAMA IN FOUR ACTS (1899, by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle); THE PAINFUL PREDICAMENT OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1905, attributed to William Gillette); THE SPECKLED BAND - AN ADVENTURE OF MISTER SHERLOCK HOLMES (1910, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and THE CROWN DIAMOND - AN EVENING WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES (1921, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). This collection also contains an introduction written by Paul Stuart Hayes, the author of REQUIEM FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES, which sets the scene for Sherlock Holmes’ stage debut and focuses on each of the four productions presented in this volume.< Less
THE DISAPPEARED By RNIGHT
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Ken James returns with a crew of ex-Seals, ex-Army Rangers and ex-Marines and tries to disrupt and destroy the sex slave trade.
Fugue (paperback) By Ashley Michel
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“Fugue” is the story of one woman’s quest to remember her past, while, at the same time, on the run from it. Hillary wakes up one morning in a motel room she doesn’t... More > recognize, next to a child she doesn’t recognize. It is five years later than her last memory, and strange clues in her bags do not add up to where she has been and what she has been doing. She doesn’t understand why she doesn’t remember, but the secret might lie in her three year old son, Cayce, who seems to demonstrate pyschic ability. But when Cayce is nearly kidnapped by strangers who seem to be following them, Hillary knows she must find a way to remember, to save herself and her child from danger, before she loses him forever.< Less
One Little Lie By Steven Tyler
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Life was so simple for Luna Susan George on Monday. Her older brother, Sam, was away on his honeymoon, and as his only employee of “Leslie S. George, Private Investigations,” Susan had... More > the office to herself. Yes, Monday was so simple, but then came Tuesday, and that “One Little Lie.” Tuesday made Susan’s life complicated when a perky twenty-something young woman wearing a pink baseball cap, with an appointment for a dental cleaning down the hall, stumbled into the office to seek a private investigator to find the missing cat of her multi-millionaire employer. What comes next are twelve days discovering millions of dollars worth of stolen art, an assortment of oddball characters, and the involvement of the entire Los Angeles Art Fraud Unit. Steven Tyler is the author of a dozen screenplays for the movie industry which are in various stages of production. “One Little Lie” is his second novel. He is hard at work on the third. His third tale is the story of a ghostwriter who meets a real ghost.< Less
Black Lung By Samuel D'Amelio
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Ryan McQue is a hero. Brought to trial for brave, but treasonous, actions in saving his men, McQue faces the end of his decorated career. Before he is sentenced, he is recruited to head a black ops... More > taskforce, hunting cartels in Mexico. Once he begins, he learns that the cartels go much deeper than expected, with ties to terrorist cells in the Middle East, and the future of America is at stake. As the situation escalates, McQue and his teams must race against the clock to save the nation, and their lives.< Less
The Man in the Shadows By Joe McCormick
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Hot fire leapt unbidden to Stone’s eyes… He leveled a piercing gaze straight into Highpockets’ magnified eyes.”You claim to know something about the murder of my father. All... More > I’ve got is your word of that. I didn’t just get off the banana boat yesterday, Mr. Cobb. You wouldn’t be coming to me at this late date out of the goodness of your heart, not unless there’s something in it for you.” He was tired of beating around the bush. “What’s in it for you, Mr. Cobb? What do you want from me?” Highpockets lost his composure. “I want you to KILL ‘IM,” he yelled…< Less
Running with Intent By Don Bissett
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For Nathan Parker, it started as a vacation, a getaway to a place he’d never been before. His boss, though, had a different plan, detouring him to a small town in the middle of nowhere for an... More > insurance fraud investigation. But a natural disaster traps him there, along with the troublesome survivors. While Nathan desperately tries to restore order to the lawless town, he uncovers a sinister murder plot and a long-standing conflict among the people who live there. Now his own life is in danger. Some vacation. a Nathan Parker novel part 2 of a trilogy www.nathanhaleparker.com< Less
Dying at a Premium By Don Bissett
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A renowned scientist in Montana dies. His heirs immediately file life insurance claims demanding payment. As an insurance fraud investigator, Nathan Hale Parker is sent to probe the hit-and-run... More > accident that killed the man. But he finds nothing accidental about it. He embarks on a coast-to-coast investigation that discovers a trail of dead witnesses and an extraordinary conspiracy of greed. a Nathan Parker novel www.nathanhaleparker.com< Less
Running Nameless By Don Bissett
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Nathan Parker plunges into a reluctant partnership with a bizarre nameless young woman who witnessed a heinous crime, not realizing that she might be more dangerous to him than the killer. a Nathan... More > Parker novel part 1 of a trilogy www.nathanhaleparker.com< Less
Scheduled to Die By Don Bissett
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Probing the horrific death of a wealthy banker, insurance fraud investigator Nathan Parker discovers a dark conspiracy hidden beneath the picturesque veneer of a Cincinnati suburb. a Nathan Parker... More > novel www.nathanhaleparker.com< Less
Memoir City Chasing Lies By E White
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This book is meant to take you on a roller coaster ride. As you look into the many different lives that are somehow intertwined. The perspective of the writer allows the reader to ride along in the... More > passenger seat for the ride of their lives. Be careful not to fall in between the cracks of Memoir City. Conrad the main character fights for the love of his life and a loyalty to his family,as they continue to pull him back to their way of doing things.< Less
246 Miles to Empty By David Calvert
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“246 Miles to empty” is a psychological thriller transporting you into the mind of Psychiatrist, Patrick Durmer, who uses his looks, and mind tricks to be the perfect Serial Killer. His... More > own serial abuse as a child haunt his every waking moment creating a tortuous emotional Imbalanced man struggling to understand his own sexual identity, hatred, and need for revenge. Does he fulfill his personal promise to end the man who stole his childhood? For his victims life is a roll of a single die. Patrick’s 25 year history of murder and cruelty will keep you on the edge of your seat, force you to exhale and constantly look over your shoulder. A true good vs. evil thriller, “246 Miles to Empty” approaches the highly sensitive topic of child abuse, pedophilia and human sexuality with in your face reality and compassion. The twist and turns in this suspense story line is a complex analysis of life itself, the meaning of forgiveness and the will of the human spirit to survive against all odds.< Less
Finding Aaron Laws: A Walter Spotsman (Spots ) Mystery By Joseph DeMark
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When the enthusiastic visions of a bright seventeen year old man catapult him into the dark world of drugs and violence, he negotiates a life changing agreement with the devil himself. Aaron Laws... More > finds himself running for his life with no destination in sight. The blue barrel of a large caliber revolver aimed point blank at his head, and the thermal trauma about to take place in his life, jolt him back to reality. After Bob and Linda Laws retain case-hardened private detective Walter Spotsman (Spots) to find their son, Aaron, they are brutally assassinated on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. When Spots is informed of the couple’s violent murder, he pledges to find Aaron Laws, dead or alive. Spots’ committed path to finding the young man, hurls him into the intrigue and danger of the underworld’s hierarchy. His unmeasurable tenacity ignites a forceful finale.< Less
The Old Man By Frank Sutter
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Just another day at work. Working out on the east end of Long Island New York. Do I make it out of the Hamptons? Do I make it home?
Where the Grass Weeps By Victor Pirooz Darai
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Thomas moves to Uppsala shortly after the murder of his girlfriend. Thomas is the prime suspect, but he had an alibi. He takes a summer job in the city’s infamous mental institution, where few... More > days later a nurse is murdered. Detective Hanz takes on the case. Investigating the victim’s whereabouts before her death brings Hanz and his partner to a farmhouse where the victim's father lived. They find his body buried in his basement. The preliminary investigations hit an impasse. An incident in Thomas’ apartment turns detective’s attention to an unlikeliest of suspects. The detectives go back to the farmhouse and find the suspect there. They kill him in a shootout. The case is closed. Hanz takes few days off and spends time with his girlfriend. In one occasion, Hanz listens to a CD, a birthday present from his daughter. The music reminds him of an incident that happened at the ward, where all the victims worked. He realizes that another nurse's life is in jeopardy, and he has only few hours to stop it.< Less
Pannino is Dead By Marc Zirogiannis
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Rikers Island is home to 20,000 inmates, employees, and visitors every day. It is the largest penal colony in the world. When one of its most senior, and most notorious, Correction Officers ends... More > up murdered it unravels a web of lies and deceit. John Sebastian is a man whose life is back on track. Beautiful, young wife, two young children, a career headed in the right direction. He had everything going for him until a dark secret from his past comes back to haunt him and he stands to lose everything. Pannino is Dead is the first, unforgettable, crime drama from the mind of Marc Zirogiannis.< Less
An Imperfect Oath By Stewart Goodwin
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Jace Hadley took seriously his oath to protect and serve, most of the time. But there were times when all the trust bestowed upon him by that oath could be used to his advantage. An advantage he... More > seized upon again and again to rid this world of arrogant women. The demons that haunted Nichols drove him to be the best homicide detective in the state. The one homicide that went cold on his watch was now joined by another that would become a cold case for years until a break that brought it to an unexpected close. The paths of the two officers, who had taken the same oath, would cross multiple times as the investigation unfolds. One as the cat. The other as the mouse. But, would the mouse ever be caught?< Less
Now Following By Jenn Burkett
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Tess Moran is an up-and-coming author and a social media addict. Just as her career and her love life are coming together, she draws the attention of an obsessed and dangerous fan. First he finds her... More > online, and then he hunts her down in person.< Less
Giovanni’s Bones By Leonard Palmer
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Fast forward to the weekend of July 4th, 1976. It is the year of the Bicentennial, America's 200th birthday. The city is already alive with excitement. Fireworks are popping. Johnny Jump finds... More > himself standing in a lonely hospital room, watching an old lady gasp for breath. Johnny doesn't want to be here. He needs to be in his cab, hustling fares to make the rent on the apartment he shares with the beautiful Catherine Dupree. But Catherine Dupree is gone, off on one of her cloak and dagger missions. The man who dragged Johnny to this unwanted tryst with a dying woman is one Crispus Attucks Smith. He wants Johnny to assist him in trying to find the whereabouts of Giovanni Crespi, the dying woman's son who went missing nearly three decades before.The bodies pile up as the awful truth of what happened all those years ago slowly reveals itself in....Giovanni's Bones.< Less
Beelzebub's Bargain By Ronald Scheckelhoff
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The book is a compilation of two novelettes. In the first, a heretofore unknown phenomenon mystifies its discoverers and then astounds them with its subtle power. Global manipulations are made... More > possible by the power of the discovery. As humanity is swept under the spell of these men, the manipulators find that their own fates have been sealed by powers of a far more sinister origin. The second book is the short "The Drug". "The voice wafted over the rooftops of the buildings that covered the low-lying westward section that lay ahead of them. The couple looked at one another, each face primed to posit a question, unsure of what it should be. They walked a hundred yards further, descending to a flat section of the road, and another voice came along to them in the cold wind. The answer to the first call chanted the same words. Up overhead, the sinking sky smothered them with the dark gray drabness of a late northern fall evening. Compilation has approx 63,000 words. (Some violent content) Short index< Less
Diary of a Robot By Lewis Jenkins
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These days Science happens so fast that Fiction becomes History before our eyes. But fiction aside, what are the real problems? Dr. Maynard Little, CEO of The Little Company, thinks he knows, and has... More > a team of engineers to help him make his artificial dream come True, with a capital T. Doc has invented new technology and puts it to work in an intelligent testing machine, which he wants to test thoroughly first. That doesn't seem like a mistake, does it? Of course Winston Bozworth, Chairman of the TLC Board, wants to start making money with the technology as soon as possible. That seems reasonable, doesn't it? This book is the machine's diary but necessarily the story has people in it. Of course there are problems when people begin to order The Machine "Robey" around, but you would expect that in SF. Each person--and Robey too--has problems and a Point Of View, which they must all sort out in order to know whom to trust. I keep wanting to tell everyone: Don't believe everything you think.< Less
Joseph of Arimathea's Treasure By Ellen Foster
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The thrice widowed vowess, Lady Apollonia of Aust, brought her servants with her to Glastonbury in early February, 1397, to help her widowed son and his three small children. In Glastonbury, the Lady... More > and her party were overpowered by the dominating presence of the abbey and the extraordinary legends which defined it. While Apollonia and her household settled in her son’s home, they were unaware of the arrival of two Druids from Ireland who came to accomplish a mysterious purpose. When a brutal murder is discovered on the market place of Glastonbury, the orphaned son of the murdered woman is brought into the Lady’s household. Apollonia becomes aware that her son’s home will be robbed while he is away serving King Richard II. The Lady is at the centre of the investigation of the murder to determine the connexion between local crime and certain priests. She also embraced a number of ancient Celtic truths revealed by the Druids, defining the town of Glastonbury and the mysterious rocky peak called the Tor.< Less