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THE CZECH FILES By Ryan Anderson
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When the residents of Orange Beach, Alabama, wake up one morning to the brutal murders of a well known family in their community, the sleepy beachside fishing village quickly realizes that they have... More > a much bigger problem than just recovering from the aftermath of a constant barrage of hurricanes; they have a diabolical killer lurking in the shadows of their dunes. The only survivor and witness to the murders is Anna, a nine year old child who is traumatized beyond belief by the bloodshed that she witnessed the night her family was slain in front of her. Hank Jordan, the lead detective in the case, follows clues left mistakenly by the killers and is led to an unimaginable network of international crime and destruction that has for years thrived and lived undetected or ignored in his small town. While Anna struggles to recover, Hank chases the criminals all over Alabama and into the Southeast, racing against time to stop even more murders from taking place.< Less
The Artist By Ryan Anderson
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HE KILLS FOR THE LOVE OF ART. For too many years Roy Fontaine murdered at will on the streets of New Orleans. One by one, women drew their last breath in his presence; painted pictures of their faces... More > and bodies joined countless others in murals on the walls inside his house. But when Hurricane Katrina unleashed her power and fury upon the Gulf Coast, Roy was forced to abandon his flooded home and relocate to a new city. His search for a new killing ground led him to Orange Beach, AL, a small fishing village nestled snugly between Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama. When the body of tourist Jillian Brannon is found in the sand dunes, Detective Hank Jordan begins an investigation that leads to the unimaginable in his small town. Join Detective Jordan in his hunt for the killer, the faceless man who calls himself THE ARTIST< Less
UNDELIVERED By Ryan Anderson
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When Russian mail order bride Tatiana does not deplane her flight at the Pensacola, Florida, Regional airport, real estate developer Eddie Callahan drives back to Orange Beach, Alabama, empty handed.... More > Soon after he returns home, he receives a text message on his cell phone with the ransom demands of her kidnappers. Devastated and worried that he had participated in illegal activity, he turns to his old friend Detective Hank Jordan for help. The investigation into her disappearance leads them to Jamaica where they come face to face with a brutal Russian sex slave operation that supplies prostitutes to tourists.< Less
Adventures of the Romeo Gang - Vol. 1 By Mark Ryan
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Pocket Book Version. This book is a compilation of ten short stories involving the Romeo Gang. The Romeos are retired science educators who still work part-time for the University of Massachusetts.... More > They travel around the world presenting science lectures at different educational conferences. In their travels they get caught up in various mis-adventures that are full of suspense and mystery weaved into a fictional story.< Less
Squad 7 : Memoirs of a Homicide Detective By Terry Shaw
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venture into some cases of a Homicide Detective through his eyes. The cases are true but the names and places are changed to protect the innocent. Detroit Michigan was the Murder Capital of the... More > World at that time.< Less
Thunder in the Capital By Rob Shumaker
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When Anthony Schumacher decided to run for the congressional seat of the retiring Representative Theodore Milhous Johnson, his meteoric rise through the conservative ranks was all but assured - he... More > was a young, articulate lawyer with a beautiful wife and family. Nothing could stop him from one day becoming President. But instead of budget battles and health-care debates, his life as a promising politician led him to uncover secrets - dark secrets that some people in power would want to keep hidden forever. But who were they? Democrats? Terrorists? His fellow Republicans? And how far were they willing to go to knock young Schumacher off his pedestal? Sex scandals? Murder? The next political firestorm engulfing Washington, D.C. or gripping the nation could prove to be Anthony's undoing. Or his ascendance to power could shake the very foundation of the United States Government and result in the tumultuous Thunder in the Capital.< Less
Mystic Secrets: Death Visits the Mystic Drawbridge By Ann Hallum
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Leslie Leonard meets Dr. Gerard Martinson at a creative writers’ conference where both escape their professions and embrace a shared literary avocation. Their short-term attraction at the... More > conference continues as they celebrate together Thanksgiving in Manhattan and Christmas in Mystic, Connecticut, where Gerard makes his home. No longer able to deny their romantic feelings, once in Mystic, they embark on a heated love affair soon interrupted by a ghoulish murder in the town’s center. The murder jars the tranquil historic village with its charming drawbridge and sailing ships. Imagine the lovers’ surprise when they realize each may share a tenuous connection to the victim.< Less
The MacDuff Diner Murders By P.J. Repond
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Desert Sand is a quiet little town in the middle of the Chiricahua Desert in New Mexico‘s boot heel. It’s a sleepy town where everyone knows one another, their parents, and their kids.... More > Most of the town’s citizens, though, are seniors and their favorite local hangout is MacDuff’s Diner. They breakfast there most mornings and exchange gossip and gun magazines, and plan their hikes into the Peloncillo Mountains or motorcycle rides to any place of their choosing. However, all that changed the day Lenore Halstrom was shot dead in MacDuff’s and fell face first into her bowl of cranberry-pecan oatmeal.< 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
Of Liars and Machines By Leo Penny
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A man is stranded on a desert island. Reality. He remembers how water tastes. But, remembering is not the same as having. There are a lot of things he had. Walter is a man on the run. There... More > aren’t many places to run on a desert island. But a man can run even if there should only be one wood plank left to the world. This is the description of a classic mystery tale. Part philosophic thriller, part refined love story. Who is the murderer and will he be brought to justice?< 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
Death Benefit By Patricia Wakeley
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He was quite dead, with knife wounds front and back. When insurance agent Kim Alexander finds a major client on his kitchen floor, she is sucked into more than she bargains for. The client’s... More > widow and her nine-year-old son are part of a large extended family, but it’s Kim they turn for help. The family objects to Kim’s involvement, and the police suspect she is collaborating with the widow to collect insurance money. Even her boss smells something fishy. Kim, drawn to the appealing youngster and feeling protective of her fellow widow, does her best to help them while fending off threats to her own life. Death Benefit presents a vivid picture of the Boston clan lifestyle and the many intersections of family and crime.< 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
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
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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
Black Mirror By Christopher Carrolli
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In 1970, Angus Marlowe disappeared along with a strange occult artifact held in his family’s possession for centuries—a black mirror. After entering a desolate Cedar Manor a few years... More > ago, the investigators discovered a tome that revealed part of the Black Mirror’s mystery—beyond its glass lay a gateway to another realm—but whatever happened to the mirror? Now, a young woman’s disappearance has led Susan Logan to discover its whereabouts. After investigating on her own, Susan becomes enraptured by the mirror’s dark allure. Soon, the investigators encounter a woman who is not the Susan they know. Who is she? The baffling answer leads them to the Black Mirror’s terrifying secret.< Less
Code Name: Wanderer By J. H. Sanderson
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It has been four years since the Roadhouse Sons disbanded. The popular rock group once not only entertained audiences, but also worked with the FBI to monitor illegal activities on the club circuit.... More > Now their former front man and drummer turned FBI agents have just agreed to reunite the band for a tour in Cold War Germany. Unfortunately the tour is not all it seems as the band is taken behind the Iron Curtain. When they encounter a KGB agent who wishes to defect, the glamour of the tour quickly fades as they are plunged into intrigue and murder. The band and their former professional wrestler turned roadie attempt to stay one step ahead of a killer by doing everything in their power to help the defector—who can either win the war for America—or cause nuclear annihilation. In this espionage thriller, a rock-and-roll band reunites for a tour during the Cold War that takes them into East Berlin where they must help a defector before nuclear war breaks out.< Less
Mafia Princess and White Feather By Sheila Chandler
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Arabella Marcello is the daughter of Carmin Marcello, one of the Heads of Family, from the Sicilian Mafia Clan. As the only girl in all three clans; she is known as the Mafia Princess. She may be... More > called Princess but she is far from the fairytale kind. At almost sixteen, Arabella is lethal and deathly as much as she is sweet and kind. She has a gift of getting what she wants: She can make you thank her for ending your torture. But will it save her? How far would you go to protect the ones you love? How many people will you let die before you start asking questions? White Feather has taken the last person from Arabella. She will fight back with the help of her family. But at what cost? And what will be left standing at the end?< Less
Freight Car By Jeffrey G. Kelly
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Jeff Kelly is a major writer of crime and adventure novels using the Adirondack Region as a backdrop. His works include ADIRONDACK HEIST and the award-winning TAILINGS. With FREIGHT CAR & OTHER... More > STORIES we find Kelly’s use of the short story as both exciting and effective. This book is a major addition to the Kelly Literary Collection.< Less
Charlie Fancher Episode 1 The Medusa Stone By Neven Gibbs
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Charlie Fancher, Episode 1 "The Medusa Stone" is set in the early 1900's. Cowboys versus Big City Gangsters. Suitable for all ages. Action, Adventure, Mystery, Light-Romance.
Pardon Me -- Pardon Us By Wendy Padilla
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"The Saga of Those Who Remember" ends with this book, an appeal to Creator to forgive those who’ve forgotten "the way." It is both personal and universal. Those of... More > Pa-Gotzin-Kay, both the Reservation and the Ranch by that name, build on lessons learned to take their place in America as free people in a free country. The Apache brothers, Tahza and Naiche Longwater — named for their ancestors in history — with their wives, children, friends, and supporters now lead the path — this time, not to die in Washington, D.C., of pneumonia, or as a warrior in Mexico, but to take their message directly to the People.< Less
Death-At-Sunset-hc6x9 By Don Rizzo
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A seemingly professional burglary in New York City's jewelry district propels Michael O'Shea into a tangled web of murder involving a series of burglaries in the seemingly quiet tourist suburban town... More > of Sunset Cove, Florida. He is pitted against the wiles of the Sunset Cove police department, led by Chief John Lawson, who has more than sufficient reason to believe Michael is behind the killings, and at least some of the burglaries. And Lawson is not afraid to color outside the box to get good results. Michael is assisted by a strange and attractive woman named Nicki Fontaine who is much more than she seems. Can Michael, assisted by Nicki, find the real killer before John Lawson sends him to a Florida prison for life or someone else kills him first?< 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
The Panther Mountain Conspiracy By Dean Michael Hosmer
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Meet Lincoln Hawthorne...the grandson of Dr. Robert Hawthorne, a reknowned physicist and the engineer behind the development of the US Navy's Railgun. The Russian Federal Security Service has... More > infiltrated the Navy's defense contractor, charged with installing the Railgun on the latest class of destroyers. The Russians have stolen the plans and they are now after a lightweight version of the gun, Hawthorne developed to aid the Free Syrian Resistance. Follow Special Agent Allison Thiel and Lincoln Hawthorne as they track the conspirators across Canada, Maine and to the doorsteps of the NSA!< Less