In 1914, fear and paranoia rule the high seas. Iain Cosgrove is newly married to Jennifer Manson, daughter of a wealthy Scottish merchant.Iain leaves for a research trip aboard the Lady Balgay, last of Dundee’s once-grand sealing fleet. Fueled by rum and the eerie tales of the crew, they obsess over ancient superstitions, which Iain dismisses as simple lore… until they reach the frigid Arctic seas.After a string of tragic accidents, Iain begins to question his beliefs. Then, the ship discovers two castaways – one of them a mysterious woman – and events take a sinister turn.
It was a simple job: keep surveillance on the minister’s wife until she went safely to bed. Then all hell broke loose.The death of Chicago’s most beloved televangelist’s wife is only the beginning: someone is homiciding their way through the congregation of the Temple of Majesty Church. Thanks to his eager young secretary, private eye Nod Blake, an aging throwback to a bygone era of detecting on the mean streets, a dinosaur who never got the memo he was extinct, who sometimes thinks he’s Bogart, George Raft, and Lee Marvin rolled into one, has been dumped in the middle of it all, on his head.The resulting injuries seem to have opened a door to the hereafter. Blake believes dead people are talking to him. Are the victims really begging the last gumshoe for help from the other side of the grave, or has he lost his friggin’ mind? When his nemesis, Detective Lieutenant Wenders, finds evidence that Blake is the murderer, the private dick’s life becomes a great big soup sandwich.Corpses Say the Darndest Things is a murder mystery with a sly sense of humor, set in 1979 Chicago where a maniacal killer on the loose in The Windy City… is the good news.Amazon Bestseller in Supernatural MysteryAmazon Bestseller in Hard-Boiled Mystery
Some nightmares never end!“A thriller that grabs readers and doesn’t let go, skillfully twisting, turning, and manipulating its plot for maximum impact.” – Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
When her 19-year-old son Jack miraculously recovers from a serious head trauma, Maggie is sure her luck has changed. But when she’s abducted by a shadow from her past – a phantom with dangerous sapphire eyes – it’s up to Jack and his younger brother Tom to unravel the mystery and save their mom from a deadly psychological battle.
The brothers seek help from their colorful great aunt, who exposes them to a world of nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of horrific murders. Together they must navigate a dark underworld full of political subterfuge and class warfare.Yet as they search for their mother, Jack changes—raked by skull splitting headaches and weird visions. How exactly did he recover from his coma, and how does this tie into the psychopath who’s abducted their mother?
Will Jack and Tom save Maggie before her abductor reaches his shatter point? Does Jack have enough time left?
Dr. Marie Bartek enjoys a simple life as the veterinarian of Sullivan’s Island — until her psychic abilities suddenly return after eighteen years.Shaken by the spirits that now haunt her every moment, Marie confides in her best friend. Together, they organize a paranormal investigation team called Sullivan’s Island Paranormal Society: SIPS.As new and unlikely friendships form, Marie learns to channel her powers. When they find out that the spirits are trying to warn her of an evil presence on the island, Marie and her friends set out to bring a vicious serial killer to justice.But even with the help of the SIPS team, can Marie find the killer and stop him before more lives are lost?
A rival suitor and a deadly attack are enough to put a damper on any date.
Just when Adina’s social life is looking up, her night out is interrupted by the scream of police sirens. Afraid her boyfriend might be accused of murder, Adina’s neighbor asks for her help, and in the process exposes her to the seamier side of illegal immigration and crime in the city. Hard as she tries to limit her involvement, the more Adina learns, the more she needs to know and the higher the stakes become. Can she uncover the truth before it’s too late?
Get all three books of the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives series in one bundle! The bundle includes Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem, Jack Gets His Man, and Love in the Time of Murder. Join the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives as they solve the murder of Izzy’s grandma, figure out who is stealing money from Jack’s store, and clear Dee of murder charges. But don’t worry. Solving crimes won’t prevent the knitters from matchmaking Izzy, Jack, and Dee.
Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem
Izzy’s daredevil husband killed himself in a parachuting accident five years ago. Her best friend Jack decides it’s time for her to jump back in the dating pool. Just when things in the dating world start to heat up, Izzy’s grandma dies. Only her knitting group of Jessica Fletcher wannabes is sure it’s murder. Did someone really kill grandma or are Izzy and her merry band of geriatric thieves imagining things?
Jack Gets His Man
Despite how awesome Jack’s life is, he’s feeling restless and put out about his upcoming birthday and his ex is being a pain in his fabulous behind. When his smoking hot new bookkeeper discovers things at the store aren’t actually as they seem, Jack’s bestie and his gal pals, the gray-haired knitting detectives, jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.
Love in the Time of Murder
In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives, returns home after managing to pry herself loose from her husband’s clutches. But when Dee’s husband winds up murdered, she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. And if they manage to find a new love interest for Dee as well, then that’s just the icing on the cake.
The savage murders of four mothers are an echo of a nightmare witnessed by a horrified city. Meanwhile, Julian Brody – dubbed by the press as The Mummy Ripper – dies in prison twenty years after his violent slaying of four mothers in the 1990’s.D.I. Ruby Delpierro and Dr. Carl Flescher team up to catch the copycat killer before any more innocent women are slain. But is there something more to the case?With their professional relationship put to the test, Carl will have to deal with his past to help Ruby stop the bloodshed, and confront the killer’s shocking true identity.
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I grew up in a small town in the East of Scotland called Perth and now live in a small village not far from there with my husband and two kids. Writing books helps me escape from the real world for a short time and allows me to play God with the lives of my characters. If I like them they live but if I don’t…………
San Francisco 1899.
As the city prepares to welcome the new century, a twisted killer enacts his final, grisly legacy.
Theodore Atwood is a disgraced reporter desperate to find a story can save his career. No one knows San Francisco’s seedy underbelly better, but the deeper he digs the more grotesque and bizarre the case becomes.
Haunted by dreams and phantoms, Atwood follows the killer’s trail from the den of thieves and bodysnatchers to a secret society of spiritualists and occultists. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows the alchemist readies for his enemies. Disgraced and dying, he will sacrifice countless lives to complete his terrible work.
As the city descends into a fevered nightmare around him, Atwood is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. He will have to fight to the brink of madness and beyond in order to survive. For he has entered a world of dark science and alchemy and there is no turning back.
The Alchemist in the Attic is an occult mystery.
Decisions can change a life… or take it.Conor Doyle is a haunted man. In the winter of 1988, he returns from London to his old home town in Western Ireland, hoping to find a reason to stay. What he thought would be a joyful reunion becomes something more, as he’s drawn into the fallout surrounding a shocking crime.While the Irish Garda are looking for the prime suspect, Conor’s relationships are tested with jealousy and betrayal, and he must look deep inside himself to make the decision that will change his life forever.
SideswipedA Matt Blake NovelMatt Blake is a Chicago trial lawyer and highly decorated Marine combat veteran. After losing his beloved fiancée in a tragic car accident, he finds that he has more battles to fight: alcohol and drugs. He gradually realizes that his life is spiraling downward, and that he needs help with the battle. He seeks the help of Dr. Benjamin Weinberg, a psychiatrist who’s also a family friend and consultant to his law firm. With Dr. Weinberg’s help, Matt tames the monsters that sought to devour him. After rehab, he turns his attention to one of the most serious personal injury cases his firm has handled. It involved a sideswipe car accident in which his client’s husband, a famous political journalist, was killed. The case looked almost routine from a liability point of view. Numerous eyewitnesses gave sworn statements that they saw the defendant motorist talking on his cellphone just before his car slammed into the plaintiff’s husband. The eyewitness evidence pointed toward negligence. At first it looked like an open-and-shut personal injury case.,but evidence begins to mount quickly that the “accident” may have been intentional—that it may have been murder. But Matt and his team struggle with a big question: Why would James Spellman have been murdered?Matt finally meets the firm’s client, Diana Spellman, James Spellman’s widow. She’s a strikingly beautiful university professor and well-known writer. Matt, having licked his alcohol and drug problem, as well as the loss of his fiancée, finds himself swept off his feet by the lovely Diana Spellman. He shares his past drug and alcohol problems with her, and she shares her similar problems with him. Besides having lost lovers in similar type car accidents, Diana and Matt discover that their lives have a lot in common.But Diana has a problem—she’s a murder target. As James Spellman’s informal editor, she knew every story that her husband was working on before his death, stories that contained secrets—secrets that threaten the highest levels of government, secrets that someone or some group does not want out in the open, secrets for which they’re willing to murder in order to keep quiet.Matt’s attraction to Diana is mirrored by her attraction to him. It occurred to Diana that they were both playing a polite game of cat and mouse with each other’s emotions. So one Monday morning Diana showed up at Matt’s office unannounced. She sat in front of his desk and looked him in the eyes. ”I love you, Matt. I drop dead friggin love you.”But their love is soon complicated by assassination attempts on both Diana and Matt. They enter the FBI’s Witness Protection Program, which was not as protective as they expected. During a wild gunfight with terrorists who are trying to assassinate them, Diana risks her life to save Matt.What began as a routine personal injury case suddenly evolved into a vast terrorist conspiracy—and Diana was at the center of it all. Sideswiped is a crime drama, a legal thriller, a tale of terrorism, and finally a compelling love story of two people who dedicate their lives to each other. It’s a story of enduring love, kept alive in the face of crippling fear. The book will grab you by the gut, as well as by the heart.
A peaceful night is disturbed as a strange light rises from behind the Cheviot Hills, and a green mist descends across the valley. Its swirling tendrils, seeming to bear a life of their own as they snake across the land, can only be an omen of something sinister and evil.When Sarah’s husband fails to return from work, she and her children set out to search for him. A terrifying discovery awaits her in the valley below her home and before long, the family finds themselves caught up in a desperate search not only for her husband Pete, but also for the meaning of the green light.Pursued by the military, she slowly begins to realize their lives are in mortal danger.The Trojan Project is a conspiracy thriller that takes you into a nightmare world where no one is quite what they seem, and trust becomes a word with little meaning.
Four saucy tales from the legendary vampire girls of Victorian London, bound up in one alluring volume.These stories quicken the pulse, thrill the mind, and excite parts of the body that other, lesser books fail to reach.Novellas and short stories featured in this sweet confection of blood, sex and gothic melodrama include the Holmes of the Baskervilles, Miss Katie Bell – Victorian Vampire, Joan Dark is Lost, and The Vampire Alice Through the Looking Glass.Welcome to the gothic London of the 1800s, where vampires walk the streets and some of your favorite characters from Victorian literature have been taken and twisted until they snap.
After George gets ill, the dreams begin.Suppressed memories surface, allowing him to see ghosts, and a deeply buried instinct emerges.George finds out he can kill these monsters, and heal their victims. The ability to save lives is something George cannot ignore, but it soon becomes an obsession and begins to eat away at his sanity.His quest for understanding leads him to new friends and allies, and exposes him to enemies he could have never imagined. But in the end, can you ever kill something that’s already dead?
It’s 1879, and James – a time-wasting escapist – is trying to win a bet.His challenges include buying a lighthouse, hosting a séance, and spending the night with his father’s prize-winning stallion in a notoriously haunted attic.But the Carnival is in town for the All Hallows’ Eve celebrations, and the London fog has other ideas for James. Something vicious is waiting in the shadows, ready to lead him towards a destiny he could never have imagined.
Riveting psychological thriller from John Reinhard Dizon, author of Nightcrawler.Detective Veronika Heydrich has one mission to complete before she lands her coveted promotion: uncovering the truth behind the “King of the Hoboes”, a man who prides himself on selflessly helping the misfortunate homeless people of the city.Convinced he is more dangerous than helpful, Veronika goes undercover as a vagrant herself, learning first hand of the trials and tribulations the poverty-stricken must endure. The further underground she goes, the more danger Veronika encounters. The King of the Hoboes is more powerful, more perilous, and more vicious than she ever realized.Now, it is up to her to not only save the innocent homeless people of New York, but to find a way to save the city as well. Can Veronika find a way to take down the false messiah who is manipulating the media for gain and glory, while saving the people she has come to know and love as her own?
Demons don’t always hide in the dark.As a prison psychologist, Dr. Eva Ross has always dealt with her share of sinners. But when her boss, the brilliant and unorthodox Gideon Homes, begins to make questionable decisions, Eva’s life changes. Between the trials at work and her loveless marriage, Eva is forced out of the life she knows.After she encounters Madden Scott, a drifter with irascible charm, it quickly becomes clear that all is not what it seems. As everything around her crumbles into a new reality, the secrets that were barely hidden under the surface become a reality.Their adventure takes them through nightmares and across continents, as they are thrust into the shadowy world that separates our world… and what lies beneath.In Matt Harrill’s latest, the bad guys refuse to die. Hell is breaking loose, and no one is safe. All in all, it makes for a damned fine tale! -David Farland, New York Times Bestselling Author
A Paranormal Cozy MysteryBrimstone – a town where supernatural beings live – and where crime is on the increase.Just like her gran, Cassia Winter is a witch. The Winter witches are responsible for investigating crimes in Brimstone. The only problem is, Cassia doesn’t know she’s a witch yet.When Gran tells Cassia about her true nature, Cassia dismisses it as nonsense. But a terrible incident causes Cassia to change her mind. With her cat, Stanley, at her side, Cassia enters Brimstone and is soon investigating the murder of a werewolf.
Angela Murphy has just started as a detective on the mean streets of Glasgow, when the mutilated corpse of a young prostitute is discovered in a squalid apartment.Called to investigate the grisly murder, Angela is both shocked and surprised. To her boss, Frank Martin, there’s something horribly familiar about the scene. He has seen it before.With limited resources and lacking experience, Angela is desperate to prove herself. But is it really the work of a copycat killer, and will Angela’s enthusiasm and determination be enough to bring the killer to justice before another life is lost?
Running Stupid is an intense, slick mystery thriller with a dose of comedy and an injection of suspense. It is a roller coaster of emotions, taking the reader on a high octane journey as the hapless, apathetic protagonist encounters serial killers, sociopaths, liars and fraudsters before finding himself face to face with the ultimate test of fortitude. Matthew Jester is a lucky man. He has cruised through life on a tide of fortune, succeeding in every aspect of his existence. Now he wants to test his good fortune, to push it to the extreme, and his luck is about to run out — his world is about to unravel. He becomes the chief suspect in a high profile murder case and discovers that he is public enemy number one. The country hates him, they want him dead, and no matter how far he runs, no matter which direction he takes, he keeps finding himself in the clutches of the darkest and most depraved elements of society. He thinks his luck has finally run out, that his life has hit rock bottom, but what he doesn’t know is that things are a lot worse than they seem.
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A kidnapped baby! A runaway teenager! A neighbourhood on the brink of being unmasked!
When a six month old baby disappears from his cot, a community is thrown into turmoil. The finger of blame is cast so easily, but one house on Golf Road conceals a secret that is about to blow the truth wide open.
Gripping, suspenseful and chilling to the bone, the families in this small community are about to find their lives changed forever.