The Mental Case by John Ellsworth

The Mental Case (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book 5)


Something is wrong with Ansel and two women close to him are missing.

The Mental Case is a novel about a man and his money and his mind. Ansel Largent has been a founder and managing partner of a large Chicago law firm. He is respected. Ferocious in the courtroom but a winner with the jury. Happy at home with wife Libby, a stroke victim. Happy at the office with Melinda, a married woman with a special interest in him. Then Melinda is found murdered and Libby disappears. Overnight, Ansel’s trust account is embezzled. Two-hundred-million dollars of client money has vanished. Charges are filed against Ansel and he goes to trial. His sanity is an issue in the case. Here is a man man whose plastic character changes, comes and goes, like the proverbial will-o-the-wisp.

The conclusion is shocking. Ansel’s lawyer is satisfied with the outcome of the trial, but then suddenly his world is turned upside-down by Ansel once again.

This legal thriller is a page-turner you will not be able to put down.

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author John Ellsworth

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Still Waters by Viveca Sten

Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1)


The first book in Swedish author Viveca Sten’s enormously popular Sandhamn Murders series.

On a hot July morning on Sweden’s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.

Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months. All signs point to an accident—until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed-and-breakfast. But this time it is Berggren’s cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before.

As the island’s residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde. Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders—while trying to make sense of the difficult twists their own lives have taken since the shared summer days of their youth.

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Shades of Pink by Gina LaManna

Shades of Pink (Lola Pink Mysteries Book 1)


One awkward billionaire.
One failed psychic.

A tale as old as time…

Lola Pink
He schedules everything. And I mean everything.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I took this job. I thought it would be simple—pretend to be Mr. Dane Clark’s personal assistant, find the missing blueprints, and get out of the Clark Castle for good. But, somehow this socially awkward, tech-genius billionaire has wormed his way into my heart.
And even if we survive this mess, I’m not sure I want to leave.

Dane Clark
How do I put this?
She’s…pink.
So very pink. Bright and sunny and peppy. I mean, she has at least one hundred and four pairs of sunglasses. Why? I’ve never seen a woman wear so many sunglasses before: red, pink, blue, green, glitter-encrusted. I don’t understand it.
As for her organizational skills? Abysmal. Her attention to detail? Non-existent. Her ability to frustrate me to no end? Spot on. I never should have hired her. Lola Pink does not fit into my schedule.
Nevertheless, she whirled into my life anyway; and she changed everything. Now I’m stuck trying to keep my company afloat and the two of us alive, while Lola turns my life all shades of pink.

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This novel is a full-length, humorous romantic mystery featuring a splash of humor, a hint of mystery, and a dash of romance. It’s rated PG-13 due to some strong language. Though it’s the beginning of a series, this book can be read and enjoyed completely as a standalone.

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Samuel Pepys and the Stolen Diary by M J Lee

Samuel Pepys and the Stolen Diary


Samuel Pepys has been keeping a diary for ten years; a diary that tells of his life at the court of Charles II. And of his own marital indiscretions.

Now it has been stolen, along with his wife’s favourite locket. Samuel must get it back, or he might lose his head in the Tower. He will certainly lose his wife, who thinks he’s given her locket to his latest mistress.

Together with his best friend, Will Hewer, he embarks on a quest to recover
the lost items, leading him to the dark heart of a treacherous and corrupt Restoration London.

Samuel Pepys and the Stolen Diary is a laugh out loud romp through the filthy streets of London, where hackney drivers boast of having the best seats for a hangin’ and the poet laureate Dryden rewrites his plays for the highest bidder. Filled with historical colour and clever plot turns, you’ll be cheering for Samuel and Will well after the last page is turned.

Based on his famous diaries, this novel is the first of a new series.
Samuel Pepys: Investigator.

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Cut The Threads by Robin Roughley

Cut The Threads: A Serial Killer Thriller That Will Keep You Hooked (DS Marnie Hammond Book 2)


Are you looking for an explosive & fast-paced serial killer thriller?  Then discover the best-selling DS Marnie Hammond Series today.

When the mutilated remains of local hard man, Tam Whitlow, are found tied to a chair, in a dilapidated building, Marnie Hammond and the team believe the murder could be gang-related.

Whitlow worked for Jimmy Rae, a man who hides behind the facade of local businessman but whose empire has been built on fear and extortion. However, it appears that someone is trying to take over from Rae, someone who is willing to commit horrific killings to achieve their goal.

Meanwhile, Tom Conway is looking for his oldest friend, John Hall, who is missing along with his young daughter, Rowan.  As Conway starts to ask questions he finds himself in grave danger.

Is there a link between the missing man and the spate of murders?

Will Tom or Marnie discover the truth before it is too late?

As the body count rises, Marnie realises that there is someone in the shadows, someone who will never rest until they have had their revenge.

What readers are saying about Cut The Threads:

“Very well written held my attention and didn’t let me go until the very end.” Donna Maguire – Donnas Book Blog

“I am happy to report that Robin doesn’t disappoint and  brings us one hell of an engaging, gritty, hard-hitting read that is superbly written….grabbing me from the very first page.” Shell Baker – Chelle’s Book Review

“This is a book to have in your hands, on your kindle…however you like to read, just read!” Alexina Golding – Bookstormer

“Another wonderfully told story from the master of crime stories, everyone has a depth so lacking in many others.” Nicki Murphy – Nicki’s Book Blog

“A crime read that starts off with a bang and just gets better and better until the mind-blowing finale!” Sarah Hardy – By The Letter Book Reviews

“‘Cut the Threads’ is fast-paced, action-packed and leads you astray in so many ways!” Caroline Vincent – Bits About Books

“This is turning out to be a real cracking series where Marnie is being pushed to unbelievable limits that just left me totally numb. Just utterly Brilliant!” Susan Hampson – Books From Dusk Till Dawn

“Cut The Threads is tense and suspenseful and a thrilling addition to the series. It kept me guessing until the end and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for Marnie next.” Eva Merckx – Novel Deelights

“I really did enjoy Cut the threads. It was gripping, dangerous, thrilling, a variety of characters, perfectly placed twists, kept me guessing.” Dash Fan Book Reviews

 

Robin Roughley is the best-selling author of the DS Lasser series. This is the second book in his thrilling DS Marnie Hammond Series, it will appeal to fans of authors like Adam Croft, Mark Edwards and Robert Bryndza.

 

Also available in the DS Marnie Hammond Series:

Keep You Near

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STRANGE LITTLE GIRL by John Dean

STRANGE LITTLE GIRL: A DCI John Blizzard murder mystery


A desecrated grave, an unforgotten crime, and a no-nonsense detective on the case

When detective John Blizzard is called to Hafton city cemetery to inspect a recently desecrated grave, he quickly suspects it is something to do with a girl who went missing years before.

The grave belongs to the victims of an unsolved murder case, involving members of the family to which the girl belonged. DCI Blizzard is sure that the father was the culprit but previous attempts to bring him to justice had failed. Now a wealthy businessman, Blizzard is still determined to put him under lock and key.

Spurred by the recent events, he convinces his divisional commander that the case be reopened. But Blizzard gets more than he bargained for when police probing brings a genuinely feared villain back to the area – a gangster who has always evaded the law and is ready to use any means necessary to do his dirty work.

When a new murder is committed, the pressure is on to solve the case. But something is being hidden from the detectives and the clues point to a sinister crime ring that will do anything to evade capture and protect its interests.

STRANGE LITTLE GIRL is the second book in the DCI John Blizzard crime series. They do not need to be read in any particular order, each is a standalone. All the books are free with Kindle Unlimited.

The full list is as follows:

1. THE LONG DEAD
2. STRANGE LITTLE GIRL
3. THE RAILWAY MAN
4. THE SECRETS MAN

If you are looking for your next murder mystery series, look no further than these books. Set in the fictional city of Hafton in northern England, they are well-crafted novels with realistic characters and a detective who won’t take no for an answer.

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A Deadly Distance by L.T. Ryan

A Deadly Distance (Jack Noble #2)


37 HOURS…
TO STOP A MADMAN…
HELLBENT ON TEARING NOBLE DOWN.

Jack is back in the second page-turning novel in the USA Today bestselling Jack Noble Thriller Series.

Washington, D.C. Midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly, the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse.

Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs and guns and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import, and hits a lot closer to home.

As the case unfolds, the man behind it all reaches out to Jack with a simple message… 37 hours.

This fast-paced crime thriller with over 350-5 star reviews by USA Today bestselling author L.T. Ryan will have you burning through the pages as Jack Noble races to stop a madman before he claims Noble’s life.

Fans of Tom Clancy, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp, and Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne will enjoy the Jack Noble Thriller Series.

Other Books in the Jack Noble Series of Political and Action Thrillers
A Deadly Distance is the second of twelve Jack Noble espionage thriller books. In addition, a recently released prequel, and two series spin-offs are available. The series has earned thousands of five-star reviews, and has been downloaded over two-million times to Kindles around the world.

If you enjoy gripping thrillers loaded with suspense, action, twists & turns, Jack Noble is for you!

Readers say…

“JACK NOBLE IS MY JASON BOURNE!”

“This is an awesome story – so captivating that you’ll read it late into the night. Highly recommend..”

“I have really enjoyed reading the Jack Noble series, and this one is no exception, he may have replaced Jack Reacher as a new favorite!

USA Today Bestseller L.T. Ryan: 3/27/2014, 3/5/2015, 7/7/2016, 12/15/2016, 5/25/2017

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White Russian by J.A. Konrath

White Russian – A Thriller (Jacqueline Jack Daniels Mysteries Book 11)


Just when you get out…

Former Chicago cop Jack Daniels thought she’d left her former life behind. She’d traded her badge for a toddler, and her lifelong pursuit of heinous serial killers for a boring house in the suburbs.

…they pull you back in.

Then Jack sees some pictures. Pictures of men who were supposed to be dead. And once again, against the fierce insistence of her husband, Phineas Troutt, Jack reluctantly straps on her gun and goes hunting. Hunting for the worst of the worst.

This leads to a trek across the Great Plains, searching for a modern slavery ring, on a collision course with three of the most horrible villains Jack has ever faced.

But Jack, and her irritating buddy Harry McGlade, will face them, and much more. Because they’re prepared to go to hell and back to rescue an old friend.

The trick will be getting back in one piece. And—spoiler alert—they don’t.

WHITE RUSSIAN by J.A. Konrath
What are you willing to lose?

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Murder at Cold Creek College by Christa Nardi

Murder at Cold Creek College (Cold Creek Mysteries Book 1)


A dead body isn’t the best way to start a semester or a romance.

Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When her colleague is murdered and her good friend becomes the prime suspect, her curiosity and logical mind have her putting pieces together. It also becomes apparent that Sheridan is attracted to the handsome Detective. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in Adam’s life, she finds that many women have a motive for Adam’s murder. When Sheridan’s tires are slashed and then she is assaulted, it’s clear someone is afraid she’s getting too close.

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Witch in Exile by Sonia Parin

Witch in Exile (A Mackenzie Coven Mystery Book 7)


Lexie’s days are numbered. She’s been accused of killing her cousin, Mirabelle, High Chair of the British Isles and all Circumferential Domains Pertaining to the Mackenzie Coven. Even her feline companion, Luna, believes she’s turned into a killer. Now Lexie has been exiled to an enchanted forest and all her memories are filled with gaps. So is everyone else’s. How can she prove her innocence if she can’t remember anything?

Humorous Paranormal Cozy Mystery with a Witch in training, her chatty feline companion… and a fairy named Rebel.

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Release date April 12, 2018.