In this collection of short stories, author Kathryn Lane often fulfills the promise of mysteries of the heart while also surprising you with mysteries of life. Some of the stories are fun and humorous while others are ghost stories, romance gone wrong, or a world where fantasy and reality are fused.
Melody’s hands are full. And it’s not just the brownie recipes for her upcoming cookbook that are keeping her busy. After being fired by the noxious Dr. Worster, Melody is working as a per diem nurse through a temp agency, hunting for a new apartment, figuring out her relationship with handsome but quirky Brandon and launching her side career as a blogger and cookbook author.But nothing is going as planned. As Melody tries to get everything under control, Kristi, one of her women in the Friday Friends Dinner Club, calls Melody, begging her for help. The vintage wedding dress Kristi found for her wedding day has been stolen. What was thought to be a pretty dress modeled after a 1920s style turns out to be an item multiple people in the sleepy town of Stonybrooke will kill to get.As she investigates the fashion theft with the help of Kristi and Savannah, Melody makes a discovery about the dress that leaves everyone’s mouths hanging open. As Melody gets closer to revealing the thief, she discovers the violent actions people will take for fashion obsessions. Can Melody help Kristi find the stolen vintage wedding dress before her upcoming wedding day? Can she maintain her own professional and love life with the chaos going on around her?Life is moving fast, and nothing is going how Melody envisioned it. Melody tracks down the fashion thief around the more peculiar corners of Stonybrooke and discovers the best way to tackle life’s mysteries is with determined focus, a community of friends, and a lot of brownies. Formerly titled, A Wedding Dress Disaster.
“‘The Breaking Bad’ of the Private Eye Genre.”Rookie Private Investigator Ray Courage is asked by “Stockbroker to the Stars” Lionel Stroud to investigate an employee who’s been acting suspiciously. Ray soon learns that not everything is as it appears at Stroud’s firm. When his investigation uncovers a possible Ponzi Scheme orchestrated by Stroud himself, two people are murdered and Ray becomes Suspect Number One. Ray needs to find answers fast to avoid prison … or death at the hands of the killer. Complicating his efforts are threats from the son of a Mexican drug lord, hostility from an octogenarian with a penchant for lap dances, harassment from a cop bent on putting Ray away for life, and a rekindled love affair with Stroud’s daughter.
Far more than meets the eye – a must read for art lovers – historical novel lovers – and those into mystery and intrigueWhen celebrated author Jack Rogan stumbles upon a hidden diary, he can’t resist investigating. Honouring the last wish of a dying friend, he is irresistibly drawn into a web of intriguing clues, hinting at a long forgotten treasure.Joining forces with Cecilia Crawford, a glamorous New York journalist, and Tristan, a remarkable boy with psychic powers, Jack soon finds himself on a precarious journey of discovery, exposing dark secrets from a distant, violent time, when life was cheap and cruelty ruled without mercy.Meanwhile, Emil Fuchs, an enigmatic Swiss banker with a murky past, has an agenda of his own. Ruthless, and determined to defend his reputation at all cost, he threatens to expose a fraud that could destroy everything.Will Rogan succeed? Can he find the forgotten treasure he has been searching for, or will it be lost forever, depriving the world of a masterpiece that belongs to all mankind?Author’s Note: The Forgotten Painting is a novella, and as such, it is of course much shorter than my novels. That was one of the reasons I have chosen this genre as the vehicle to introduce new readers to my work. However, I hope it will also entertain existing readers and give them something new and exciting to explore and enjoy. Categories: Historical ThrillersHistorical Mysteries
A Terrorist Organization, a Slave Trader, a Kidnapped Woman, and Time is Running Out!
Kate McDonald’s fate hangs in the balance. The Slave Trader has the money for her, so does her father and he wants her back. Can Steve Case’s team rescue her and her friend, Helen in time?
Three Americans are to die at the Baptist Mission – the Pastor and his wife in a blazing chapel. Another, gunned down while trying to defend them from the Islamists.
Two young females, Kate McDonald, an American blonde, grieving over the death of her boyfriend Bill, and Helen Campbell, whose life had been troubled by drugs and selling herself in the North of England, are taken by the attackers.
Kate is offered to a slave trader who intends to sell her virginity to an Arab Prince. Helen, to ensure their survival, gives herself to the leader of the raid at the mission and the murderer of her friends.
Police Officers Are Being Murdered In Washington D.C.Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask is summoned to a murder scene. A Park Police officer has been brutally murdered at the Lincoln Memorial. As Trask and a team of local and federal investigators try to find the killer, more police officers are murdered. ˃˃˃ Islamic Terrorism And A Threat That Extends Far Beyond The CapitolWhile attending the funeral for one of these victims, Trask and his team find themselves in a firefight with a cell of radical Islamic terrorists. Disqualified because of his involvement at the scene at Arlington National Cemetery, Trask is reassigned to Washington D.C.’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he discovers that the firefight at Arlington was only part of a bigger and much more sinister bomb plot that threatens the entire eastern seaboard.˃˃˃ Inspired By Real EventsBased on actual events occurring in the United States, A Winter of Wolves is a gripping thriller that sheds light on how Islamic Cells are recruiting within prisons, creating immediate threats from within.Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!
A tidy murder pits a San Francisco police inspector, priest, and hotel owner against each other in a page-turning tale of how far some people will go to protect their reputations and lifetime achievements. When a priest stumbles upon his brother, a slow learner, lying dead in his elegantly-appointed 12th floor hotel apartment, his unfortunate demise compels an investigation that leads three lifelong friends into a fierce conflict. Father Ralph MacKenzie, SJ, Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco, panics. Larry Leahy, family man, history buff, and tough cop investigates. James O’Hara, owner of the Greenwich Grand Hotel, rushes to the scene. All three will draw on life experiences shared since first grade. Risking a long-sought promotion, Leahy searches for the truth among hotel employees, each hiding their own secrets. Leahy and his partner, Inspector Hieu Trang, navigate the danger, deception, and misdirection awaiting them at the Golden Gate Bridge and in North Beach, Chinatown, and the majestic Eastern Sierras. Now, they’re getting closer to the shocking truth.
The journey of a character with highly developed analytical skills who enters into the world of crime analysis and deduction by chance. His uncanny deduction capabilities makes him a revered figure among everyone. Despite being an Indian in colonial India in the early nineteenth century, his prowess is such that his services are rendered by people far beyond the borders of India. The character of the protagonist is highly influenced and inspired by someone the Author has known in real life. This book is a first in a series to come, describing the plethora of exploits of Ammon.
After several grisly murders in Cocoa Beach, Jack Ryder begins an investigation to find the killer — a grudge-holding butcher with a taste for pretty women. A gritty and dark thriller. Super bargain! Get two spine-chilling page-turners from The Queen of Scream for ONLY 99 cents a limited time. The Jack Ryder Mystery Series is Willow Rose at the top of her game.
Did you know that the Grim Reaper’s Scythe isn’t there to harvest you? It’s really to protect you against something on your journey. Or that Heaven keeps a prisoner? You’ll get to meet him soon. I still don’t think that’s as bad as the time I threw a suicide watching party, or when my sex doll wouldn’t stop crying though. Then there was that road trip where we saw the same hitchhiker at every stop for the last hundred miles… This is a huge collection of 52 psychological horror and supernatural horror stories
This nail-biter from author AJ Scudiere will have you on the edge of your seat. In NightShade nothing is as it seems…Eleri Eames didn’t think she’d ever be allowed to work for the FBI again, so the special FBI division of NightShade seems like an amazing opportunity. But all too soon, her chance to start over starts to disturb her. When the FBI offers Donovan a chance to leave his job as a medical examiner and try his hand at something new, he takes a chance on the NightShade division. Somehow, he has to try to escape from his shadows, but can he trust Eleri with the truth? Thrown together on their first case, Eleri and Donovan must deal with a charismatic cult leader and his true-believers. The cult is mixed up with several decade-old kidnapping cases and the missing daughter of a prominent FBI Agent. As Eleri and Donovan dig deeper, they discover that NightShade’s mysteries aren’t coincidence. Their secrets will save them . . . or destroy them.Winner: Beverly Hills Book Awards for New Fiction 2015
What Began As A Routine Series Of Overdose Investigations Turned Far More DireFederal prosecutor Jeff Trask is back on the case, after a series of drug overdoses places investigators face to face with Los Zetas””the most dangerous of the Mexican drug cartels. What begins as an investigation of local heroin trafficking soon turns into something far more serious. ˃˃˃ Danger Hits HomeThe cartel will do anything to protect its cash flow””including a series of attacks against Trask’s team that cement Los Zetas’ status as one of the most ruthless criminal organizations of the century.˃˃˃ Inspired By Actual EventsDrawing from Mexico’s real-life cartel wars, Death’s White Horses is Marc Rainer’s third book featuring federal prosecutor Jeff Trask. While showcasing the challenges faced by law enforcement on both sides of the border, it also highlights the deadly consequences seen on both ends of the US-Mexico drug trade.With more than three decades of experience as a federal prosecutor, Rainer combines the excitement of a high-stakes thriller with the pinpoint accuracy and realism that has earned him a widespread audience in the field of law enforcement.˃˃˃ Death’s White Horses is a standalone adventure that takes the reader on a thrilling journey into the world of Los Zetas, one of today’s most dangerous criminal organizations. Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!
One touch, and all your secrets are theirs…
John Ballard is a detective with a condition, a sensitivity. He absorbs the memories of whatever or whoever he touches – but he’s not the only one with the ability…
When other sensitives use their gift to steal classified information, he’s recruited to track them down. But these sensitives have more control than him: they can make anyone do anything.
The deeper he digs, the more lines he’ll have to cross.Because for once, it’s not just his life on the line…If he doesn’t find the perpetrators, sensitives everywhere will pay the price.
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Help Us Help Pets! Have a howlingly good read during the dog days of summer with a dozen cozy mysteries from Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors. Murder lurks in every corner during the dog days of summer. Solve the mystery as our snoops leash the criminals – at the beach, at the farm, on the mountain – everywhere! All profits from this pack go to support NO KILL animal charities! Fetch it now! And help us help pets!’Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes’ includes never before published books from:** WSJ Bestselling Author Judith Lucci – Gawd Almighty & the Corn** WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell – Murder at Pawprint Creek** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Mooney – Dog Gone and Dead** USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Amy Vansant – Summer Teeth** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Helme – A Midsummer Night’s Murder** WSJ Bestselling Author Kim Hunt Harris – The Murder of Bandera Bandito** USA Today Bestselling Author Anna Celeste Burke – A Body on Fitzgerald’s Bluff** Ava Mallory – A Dream Stray-Cation** Sandi Scott – Croquembouche Murder** Susan Boles – Death on the Beach** USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever – Toxic Tech** Anne R. Tan – Just Lost and Found. Bonus recipes from the authors are included!
Heart gripping mystery from an Amazon ALL-star Best-selling author.
It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect to happen on an ordinary Saturday morning.Her kids are arguing and her husband is still sleeping. Lisa is tired and wonders why her husband keeps working late. Is he having an affair? Is it the same girl as last time?Lisa’s teenage daughter is acting up, and just as Lisa is about to walk up to her room and tell her who’s the boss around here, she feels the cold steel of a gun pressed against her cheek, while a hand covers her mouth.Years later, it remains a mystery. Who killed Lisa’s family after holding them captive for twenty-four terrifying hours in their own house? Mary Mills is enjoying her new life in Cocoa Beach. She is back with her husband Joey and the rest of the 7th Street Crew that she grew up with. She is writing a blog and doing pretty well for herself when she realizes one of her best friends, Marcia is in serious trouble. It is well known within the crew that Marcia likes to drink a lot, but things are getting worse. Marcia is deep in over her head and she risks losing her children. Soon Mary realizes that maybe she doesn’t know her old friend as well as she thought. It is said that a friend will help you if you’re knocked down, while a real friend says, “Stay down; I’ve got this.” Will Mary be able to live up to this? Will she be able to help Marcia, to save her before it is too late? Does she want to after she digs deeper into Marcia’s story and finds out who she really is?˃˃˃ You Can Run is the second mystery in Willow Rose’s series about the childhood friends from 7th Street in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It’s a fast paced, heart-stopping thriller, but also an emotionally charged novel about strong friendships and never giving up on each other, no matter what.Grab a copy today.
Murder Served Hot: An implacable PI, a dazzling client, and a remorseless vigilante …
Murder Served Hot is the 5th in a series of mysteries featuring P.I. Nikki Hunter. The only child of a Cossack and a former nun, Nikki is an independent private investigator who lives aboard her sailboat on the California coast, in a marina where she also rents a ground floor office.
In Murder Served Hot Nikki is hired by a woman who is considering a marriage proposal from her CPA, but is concerned about his recent behavior. While Nikki is watching the CPA’s office the situation quickly evolves from routine surveillance to a murder investigation.
Nikki is delving into the life of the victim, searching for anyone with something to gain from his death, when she discovers that Nina Jezek, a notorious vigilante killer who targets sex offenders, has returned to California, and she’s on the rampage again.
Amazon-bestselling horror collection.Winner of Reddit’s /Nosleep Horror Award.What would you do if you played a virtual reality game that didn’t stop when you took the headset off?What about if you watched your son die, but an exact replica appeared and asked to come home with you?Or you accidentally went on a tinder date with the Devil? This diverse collection of 51 short horror stories includes daemons, monsters, psychopaths, undead, mad experiments, and paranormal — no matter what makes your heart race, you’re guaranteed to face your fear with these terrifying tales.
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Adina can’t resist snooping when someone she knows turns up dead.
When a colleague at a prestigious think tank meets a violent death, Adina’s not convinced any of the obvious suspects disliked him enough to want him dead. Can the young research assistant, her quirky neighbor, and a lovable rescue pup help the police put together the pieces of the puzzle?
What if the missing original World Cup trophy, stolen from its bullet-proof case in Brazil in 1983, resurfaced today and was now intended as a bribe to secure tournament hosting rights in the geopolitics of World Cup soccer? Jack McDonald is a reformed soccer hooligan, a man who rose above his brutal adolescence, climbing all the way to a staff job in the West Wing of the White House. But an East Room incident revives his violent past. As a consequence, Jack is forced to work undercover to reveal the corruption behind the suspicious World Cup bid of a Middle Eastern country, whose secret deal with the President of the United States threatens to be uncovered.
The Drug Game From The InsideDan “Tito” Davis comes from a town in South Dakota that’s so small everyone knows their neighbor’s cat’s name. But once he got out, he made some noise. While at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, he started manufacturing White Crosses, aka speed, and soon had the Banditos Motorcycle Club distributing ten million pills a week. ˃˃˃ Life On The RunAfter serving a nickel, he got into the weed game, but just when he got going, he was set up by a childhood friend. Facing thirty years, Davis slipped into Mexico, not knowing a word of Spanish, which began a thirteen-year odyssey that led him to an underground hideout for a Medellin cartel, through the jungles of the Darien Gap, the middle of Mumbai’s madness, and much more.˃˃˃ The Ultimate Fugitive StoryTito didn’t have a mega-mansion filled with pretty girls and expensive cars. He survived in the Third World facing adversity at every turn. Millions of dollars came and went as Tito stayed one step ahead of the Feds and the Federales. ˃˃˃ A Must Read Provocative Page Turner!Scroll up and grab a copy today.