“He could only hope he’d get out of here in one piece.”
Hunt across Sweden
To come to terms with his recent divorce, Martin, an attorney in Berlin, plans a peaceful vacation – two weeks in a Swedish summer house seem to be the solution. It won’t be peaceful, however, and those two weeks will change his life forever. He takes a liking to Liv, an attractive Swedish woman whom he meets in the neighbourhood. Unfortunately, they don’t get to have their first date – Liv disappears under mysterious circumstances. Martin begins his search but soon realises he can’t find Liv in a foreign country by himself. He hires two private investigators, Lars and Elin, and their discoveries make everything seem even stranger.
The complexities in this suspenseful criminal case lead to a hunt across Sweden. Martin comes close to finding answers, but his search lands him in very real danger, eventually leading to the first deaths. Soon he‘s wondering if he can get Liv and himself out of this situation alive.
VANISHED? is the first book in the Stockholm Sleuth Series around the private detectives Elin and Lars. If you like fast-paced action and surprising twists and turns, then you will love Christer Tholin’s Swedish crime novels.
A gripping murder mystery detective thriller that keeps you guessing until the end.
Detective Inspector Munro is a burly Scottish policeman who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Detective Sergeant West is an intelligent young woman, new to the force, with a lot to prove.
When a missing person case lands on their desks, Munro is skeptical there is much to it. But their investigation soon comes to some strange findings, and before long, a body is found.
With a serial killer on their hands they must act fast to trace a woman placed at the scene of the crime. Yet discovering her true identity, let alone finding her, proves difficult. And as the plot thickens they realize the crime is far graver than either of them could have imagined.
If you like crime fiction with a killer twist you will love SHE, the latest Scandinavian style suspense thriller by Pete Brassett.
“When you read Brassett’s books you enter a world you don’t want to leave.” Sally Heath
PETE BRASSETT is the author of several crime fiction thrillers, all are available on Amazon Kindle:
KISS THE GIRLS follows the story of a soldier who gets into trouble after returning home, traumatized by war. THE WILDER SIDE OF CHAOS is a racy fast paced international crime novel. THE GIRL FROM KILKENNY and PRAYER FOR THE DYING are both murder mysteries set in Ireland. BROWN BREAD is a farce about a family who literally get away with murder.
* Look out for new release AVARICE, also featuring DI Munro and DS West.
Do you love crime thrillers full of suspense? Then you’ll love Sharon Thompson’s #1 best-selling debut.
Peggy Bowden has not had an easy life. As a teenager, her mother was committed to an asylum and then a local priest forced her into an abusive marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident Peggy sees an opportunity to start again and trains as a midwife.
In 1950s Dublin it is not easy for a woman to make a living and Peggy sees a chance to start a business and soon a lucrative maternity home is up and running.
But when Peggy realizes that the lack of birth control is an issue for women, she uses their plight as a way to make more money. Very soon Peggy is on the wrong side of the law.
What makes a woman decide to walk down a dark path? Can Peggy ever get back on the straight and narrow? Or will she have to pay for her crimes?
Set against the backdrop of Ireland in the 1950’s The Abandoned tells the story of one woman’s fight for survival and her journey into the underbelly of a dangerous criminal world.
The Abandoned is a debut novel not to be missed, it will appeal to fans of authors like Cara Hunter, Joy Ellis and Helen Fields
What everyone is saying about The Abandoned:
“Great fast paced book, great strong characters” Wendy Haines
“An engrossing story which is so hard to look back at and think that things like this really happened not that long ago. A superb debut.” Susan Hampson – Books From Dusk Till Dawn
“I loved how fast-paced and chilling every part of this novel was, as it certainly kept me on my toes from start to finish, keeping my level of intrigued peaked until the very last second.” Kaisha Holloway – The Writing Garnet
“Brilliant. High expectations are set for future books by Sharon Thompson an author to keep your eye on. A story you won’t forget quickly.” Gemma Myers – Between The Pages Book Club
“The pace throughout is steady with some of the faster-paced parts providing some darker more grittier moments.” Rachel Broughton – Rae Reads
“The perfect mix of Historical Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, and Crime. I’m excited to read more from Sharon Thompson.” Dash Fan Book Reviews
“The Abandoned is a fabulous historical thriller and though I disproved of Peggy’s actions, I thoroughly enjoyed her story.” Susan Corcoran – Booksaremycwtches
“Cannot praise this author highly enough. I will be recommending this to anyone who listens.” Philomena Callan – Cheekypee Reads And Reviews
“This is a superbly written book with a good heavy plot that keeps on giving and opening more.” Sue Ward – Read Along With Sue
“It’s gritty, dark, vivid and sometimes very very brutal (see the blurb for her job descriptions, throw in some violence and you’re halfway there), but always gripping, with dark laughs in there to keep your head above water.” Bernadette Maycock – BRMaycock’s Book Blog
“A very good read that will appeal to readers of thrillers and crime fiction.” Jill Burkinshaw – Books n All
“The Abandoned is a raw and gritty read that I couldn’t put down. Gripped from the off, Peggy’s life is a captivating one that you won’t want to miss. A promising debut from a very promising author. ” Sarah Hardy – By The Letter Book Reviews
“Gripping, emotive, raw, and compelling are just some of the adjectives I could use to describe this stunning debut that will take your breath away.” Linda Green – Books Of All Kinds
Just another killing in a country where murder is a national pastime . . .
Wealth insulates Michael Lane and his family from South Africa’s violent crime epidemic until trouble comes from within the high walls of their Cape Town mansion one night when his teenage son commits an act of unspeakable savagery. Lane, joining his wife in a desperate lie to protect their boy–a lie involving the sacrifice of an innocent–encounters no opposition from cops and courts burdened by chaos and corruption, but he sets in motion a bloody train of revenge and retribution that threatens to destroy him and everything he loves.
Praise for Sacrifices
“Smith is the crime genre’s greatest tragedian and Sacrifices might just be his masterpiece. The downfall of these characters is especially Shakespearean.” Spinetingler Magazine
“Perceptive, bloody and gut-wrenching. Another brilliantly crafted piece of noir from Smith.” CrimeFictionLover.com
“Brilliant writing. A fascinating, very sophisticated and very dark story.” Radio 702
“Violent and brilliant! It’s Crime and Punishment in South Africa.” Le Monde (France)
“A frightening thriller. Machiavellian until the very last line.” Le Figaro (France)
“A whirlwind of death and vengeance.” Advantages (France)
“A mercilessly moralimageof South African society. Purgatory with sea views. This thriller bites like a pitbull.” Kölnische Rundschau (Germany)
“One’s own sense ofinjusticeisput to the test. Smith blurs theboundaries betweengood and eviland shatters thestereotypesofrich and poor.” Aachener Zeitung(Germany)
“A thriller that is both brutal and subtle.” Sonntagszeitung (Switzerland) Crime Novel of the Month
“An excellent, violent crime thriller with real depth.” Der Standard (Austria)
“Smith’s a master of suspense,setting the reader on a trip so shocking that you’re afraid to put the book down.” Sunday Times
“Smith writes coolly and with grace about unspeakable horror.” Cape Argus
“In the South Africa of today this is a shockingly credible scenario.” The Citizen
“So satisfying drawn, a tragedy in which we watch,compelled, the destruction of lives that crash amidst deception and guilt.” Cape Times
“Compulsive reading. Smith plots his tale with a master’s hand.” The Gamblers Blog
“Smith’s bleakest, most twisted and very best novel yet.” Dead End Follies
Awarded the AIA Seal of Excellence for Outstanding Fiction, and the prestigious B.R.A.G. Medallion, Flank street is an unforgettable novel from “One of the most distinct and exciting new voices in crime writing.”
A woman with a lust for money and danger…
A man with a hunger for risk and adrenaline…
Can they con the Sydney underworld and get away with murder?
Or will they both end up dumped in a dark alley?
No one can be believed. No one can be trusted. Welcome to King’s Cross…
When Micky DeWitt sails into Sydney, Australia, his only assets are a run down yacht, his wits, and the skills he’s picked up as a dedicated career criminal.
Shiftless, cynical and dishonest, even with himself, Micky takes a job as a barman in Sydney’s seedy red light district of Kings Cross. He’s a chameleon, seeing himself as both master criminal and chilled-out world sailor. He wants a life on Easy Street, is driven by the desire to ‘get away with it,’ and addicted to the adrenaline rush that comes with that life.
Carol Todd is turned on by money and risk-taking. For Carol, there’s no such thing as “enough”. Being an escort to a few wealthy clients is just a means to an end. A couple of underworld connections help, too. But what she needs for her latest con is a fall guy—someone she can use and lose once she’s done with him. And Micky DeWitt looks like the perfect man to fall into her sultry, seductive honey trap.
Playing to Micky’s twisted sense of chivalry, Carol leads him into a hedonistic free-fall. As Micky’s life spins out of control it doesn’t take long to graduate from burglary to arson, then accessory to murder. And no matter which way he moves, someone’s going to get hurt… or die.
“Suspenseful, pithy, unpredictable, and laced with black humour, Flank Street perfectly captures the mood of Sydney’s criminal underworld.”
What readers are saying: “Bloody bold, and brilliant!” “The dialogue is short, sharp, and terse, with just the right amount of street talk to make Flank Street a compelling read for fans of hard-boiled crime fiction.” “This book is a page-turner for anyone who likes noir thrillers/mysteries.”
“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”
–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)
ONCE TAKEN is book #2 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with ONCE GONE (Book #1)–a free download with over 100 five star reviews!
Women are being murdered in upstate New York, their bodies found mysteriously hanging in chains. With the FBI called in, given the bizarre nature of the murders—and the lack of any clues—there is only one agent they can turn to: Special Agent Riley Paige.
Riley, reeling from her last case, is reluctant to take on a new one, since she is still convinced a former serial killer is out there, stalking her. She knows, though, that her ability to enter a serial killer’s mind and her obsessive nature is what will be needed to crack this case, and she just can’t refuse—even if it will push her over the edge.
Riley’s search takes her deep into a killer’s deluded mind as it leads her to orphanages, mental hospitals, prisons, all in an effort to understand the depth of his psychosis. Realizing she is up against a true psychopath, she knows time is short before he strikes again. But with her own job on the line and her own family a target, and with her fragile psyche collapsing, it may all be too much for her—and too late.
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE TAKEN is book #2 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Book #3 in the Riley Paige series–ONCE CRAVED–is also now available!
Buckle your seat belts and get ready to dive into the underworld where MC and organized crimes rule the streets…
He is respected by many and feared by all. As the president of Satan’s Spawn MC, he is a man who knows what he wants and he will take what is his. But when he finds himself drawn to the spitfire girl who appears out of nowhere, he fights falling in love with her. Love makes men weak. Deke is a ruthless leader who lives to protect his club and family from harm. Love isn’t part of his equation. Loyalty and allegiance is everything to him.
Growing up on the streets since the age of ten, the only rule Cassie ever learned was the rule of survival. Never trust anyone at face value and never let anyone in. She is a tough woman, many men would steer clear from. However, when her best friend Peaches is snatched off the streets, Cassie breaks her rule to save her and fulfill a promise she made to her long ago. Tracking her down to Troy, New York, she never knew how her world was about to change forever.
When a dangerous man from her past comes looking for Cassie, the same someone who would see her dead to keep his terrible secret, Deke finds himself more than ready to keep Cassie, his club, and family safe. Can he break down the walls she has built up to protect herself? Can Deke protect her—can he even hold on to her?
Note: All Volumes in the Satan Spawn MC series are standalone, full length super sexy, raw MC romance novels. They can be read in any order and do NOT contain cliffhangers. It includes lots of steamy scenes, biker slang, cursing, some violence, dark themes and elements about a fictional outlaw motorcycle club. HEA guaranteed.