How much would it take for you to kill someone close?
From Bestselling Author Steven Becker comes a new mystery series:
When a body is found floating in the mangroves of Biscayne National Park, Special Agent Kurt Hunter has his first real case. He’s not looking for the spotlight or notoriety—he’s had both with disastrous results. But that seems unavoidable as the trail leads him to South Beach and his introduction to the culture there is anything but comfortable.
In the National Parks Service’s version of the witness protection program, Kurt quickly finds out that the pristine waters surrounding Miami are very different from the National Forest he transferred from. Follow Kurt through this new world as he unearths a crooked families greed to solve the case.
“Treat youself to a good, clean cozy mystery…You deserve it!”
“Missing in Savannah” is Book 6 in the Made in Savannah Cozy Mysteries Series
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When Carlita Garlucci’s annoying tenant, Elvira Cobb, turns up missing, Carlita and her daughter spring into action and begin looking for clues to her whereabouts.
They soon discover a mysterious message on Elvira’s answering machine. The message is from a man with possible NY mob ties. They fear that Elvira has put all of their lives in jeopardy after the mysterious man is found floating face down in the Savannah River.
Carlita’s fear turns to bone-chilling horror when she realizes the man’s killer isn’t after Elvira…he’s after her!
Armed with more clues and help from a friend, Carlita and Mercedes head out to nearby Tybee Island to continue their search at a historic fort with a rumored pirates past.
Will the Garlucci women find their missing tenant before the killer strikes again or will their “former family” and secret past finally be the death of all of them?
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
“If you like clean cozy mysteries that keep you guessing until the end, you’ll love the Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series”
Greed with Envy is Book 15 in the Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries Series
The Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series contains no foul language, sex, or gore…Just clean, cozy mysteries!”
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Gloria Rutherford-Kennedy is thrilled that her friends, Brian and Andrea, have finally tied the knot. The entire town of Belhaven has gathered to celebrate the happy event.
Their happiness is short-lived when one of the Garden Girls returns home after the wedding reception and stumbles upon a horrific scene. The nightmare worsens as Gloria stands by helplessly watching her friend’s life crumble around her.
With the help of the Garden Girls and an unexpected guest who arrives in Belhaven for a surprise visit, Gloria plunges into one of the most unsettling cases ever.
Will they be able to stop the sinister element that is still destroying lives or will greed and envy be the death of them all?
There are 100 Carmen Miranda impersonators on board the cruise ship and they’re all moving to the rhythm… Chica chica boom chic. Now there are 99 Carmen Miranda impersonators… and it’s sink or swim for Eve Lloyd.
Eve is on a cruise with her aunt, Mira, and suffering from separation anxiety. However, she’s made up her mind to enjoy the trip and, despite her reservations, she is willing to use anything and everything in her arsenal of personal inducements to ensure she makes the best of this cruise.
But on her first day, she discovers someone has gone overboard. At least, that’s what the captain wants her to believe. Eve has had too many close encounters with killers and suspects foul play. Now she must tread with care because the killer’s choice of weapon leaves no room for negotiation.
While Sleeping With the Fishes is part of A Deadline Cozy Mystery series, it can be read as a stand alone…
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she’s long avoided—come home to her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the smoldering Italian ex who’s no stranger to living with the mob.
When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a legit career, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Suddenly, shaking her mob princess reputation doesn’t seem so crazy…until three of her clients are dogjacked.
Despite help from the on-again, off-again Mr. Fix-It in her life, Lucie is thrown into a criminal conspiracy straight out of a gangster movie. One that, if she’s not careful, could leave her sleeping with the fishes.
Another puzzling, fiendishly complicated mystery for Inspector Cullot and his world-famous Team to solve… Can the Inspector, together with Sergeant Watkins and Cullot’s gorgeous daughter Stephanie, solve the mystery of the corpse that disappeared? Such a mind-boggling mystery is soon followed by a whole series of disappearing corpses being reported all over London… And, worst of all, is the fourth member of Scotland Yard’s top-notch Team, namely the bumbling, bemused PC Blunt, the actual murderer? Is the love of Cullot’s life, the still stunningly attractive ex-movie star Joan Butler, somehow involved? And what’s the role, if any, of Lord Fotheringay, Stephanie’s latest lover, in the whole affair? Cullot and his elite Murder Squad embark on one of the most baffling cases they have ever met in their pursuit of a horde of suspects, clues and disappearing corpses across London, leading them into direct confrontation with one of the most ruthless gangs the world has ever known, as well as a collection of the sexiest and most jaw-droppingly appealing women imaginable, and the swankiest, most fashionable habitations in the land…until a bloody and violent finale in a luxury country house… Oh, and of course…as always, the chase is accompanied by the wit and sparkling repartee the world’s greatest detective and subordinates bring to all their cases. And what about Sergeant Watkins’s red-hot love for Stephanie, Cullot’s beautiful and outrageously provocative daughter? Will there be a successful conclusion to his tormented passion? Read on, if you can take the thrills, the twists, the laughs and the inimitable panache of yet another case in the breath-taking annals of the world’s most famous detective.
Romeow and Juliet is the first in a cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt’s oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn’t working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books.
In the first installment to the series Cait and her dog Max find the body of a member of the island council dead in the back room of the old fish cannery. As Cait delves into the murder she finds herself with an unlikely sleuthing partner that might just lead to a relationship of a more personal kind.
Meanwhile, Romeo, as stray cat that followed Cait home, is causing all sorts of problems for Cait as, in spite of dire warnings from the neighbor next door, he refuses to stay away from her very expensive show cat, Juliet. Could Romeo really be trying to tell Cait something about the neighbor that she initially refuses to see?
“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!
Rescue Alaska is the eighth series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathi Daley. It is a warm yet fast moving mystery series with a light paranormal twist.
Rescue Alaska is a small town in northern Alaska where visitors come to hike and ski. Harmony Carson is a lifelong resident who volunteers as a member of the local search and rescue team. Harmony has a unique gift which she often considers a curse. She is able to ‘see’ the individuals she is meant to help rescue, and more often than not she can feel their fear and their pain as well. When she isn’t aiding in a rescue, Harmony works at Neverland – the bar owned by her brother in law Jake, and volunteers at the local animal shelter. Harmony lives in a rustic cabin with six dogs, four cats, six kittens, eight rabbits, and a blind mule named Homer.
In this first book in the series, a longtime local, Tim Maverick, sends his old friend, Harley Medford, a letter with a photo stating that if he should turn up dead at some point in the near future, the man in the photo is the one who killed him. When Tim is found dead only two weeks later, Harley comes to Rescue to find the man he is convinced killed Tim. He hears that Harmony has a reputation for finding people so he enlists her help. The journey to find the truth behind Tim’s untimely death, will take Harmony on a journey of discovery she never saw coming.