• Adventure
      January 2011

      The Eden Paradox

      by Barry Kirwan

      A murder... a new planet mankind desperately needs... a thousand-year old conspiracy... What really awaits us on Eden? In a world beset by political turmoil, environmental collapse, and a predatory new religion, a recently discovered planet, Eden, is our last hope. But two missions have already failed to return. Blake and his crew lead the final attempt to bring back good news. Meanwhile back on Earth, Eden Mission analyst Micah Sanderson evades assassins, and tries to work out who he can trust, as he struggles in a race against time to unravel the Eden Paradox.

    • Crime & mystery

      The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes

      by Phil Growick

      In “The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes”, all the questions left at the surprise ending in “The Secret Journal of Dr. Watson”, will finally be answered.What happened to the Romanov Imperial Family? To Reilly, “Ace of Spies”? To Dr. Watson? But most of all, to Holmes, himself. Historical figures as disparate as King George V, Al Capone, Stalin, Babe Ruth, and Winston Churchill, all play unexpected roles in this most insidious historical mystery. From the infant Soviet Union, to England, New York, the Caribbean and Finland, the world becomes a giant, deadly chessboard. Who will live? Who will die? And why? What terrible mind is behind the deaths and deception? Could it possibly be Sherlock Holmes?And what new questions will arise with the startling climax of “The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes”?

    • Adventure
      January 2012

      Eden's Trial

      by Barry Kirwan

      First contact did not go well. Survivors are fleeing Earth, into a hostile galaxy where alien intelligence and weaponry rule. Can a deserted planet offer refuge? Or will the genetically engineered Alicians finish the job started on Eden? While Blake fends off attacks, Micah seeks allies, but his plan backfires, and humanity finds itself on trial for its very right to exist.This stunning sequel to The Eden Paradox launches us into political intrigue and an intergalactic war of survival.

    • Adventure
      November 2013

      Eden's Revenge

      by Barry Kirwan

      After eighteen years, the quarantine that has protected humanity's survivors on the planet Esperia is about to end. Mankind won't stand a chance without external help. Yet in the middle of a galactic war, who is concerned about one small planet when worlds fall every day? Eden's Revenge is the heart-stopping third episode in the Eden Saga.

    • Crime & mystery

      Shadow Self

      by Paula Marais

      No mother is perfect... In jail I have a lot of time to think, and I don't always have control over where my mind wanders. A lot of the time, and despite myself, I think about Clay: how much I loved him, the mistakes I made. So many mistakes! My daughters. My little boy, Joe. But my thoughts aren't always completely clear. I think through gauze, through filters. Being locked away minute after minute, second after second (for that's how slowly time passes) has made me realise that I've spent my whole life in a fog. Some days it's like parting a thick black curtain in front of me, and just when I manage to open it and see a little light, the curtain falls closed again and I'm left in the dark. Most people want to know where this all started, and I sometimes wonder that too. Thea Middleton is behind bars for an unthinkable crime. As she, her husband Clay and eldest daughter Sanusha try to repair their shattered lives, their individual accounts form the pieces of a tragic puzzle that will haunt them forever.

    • Fiction
      December 2013

      Vengeance

      by John Morritt

      At the tender age of five, Peter Edwards witnesses the horrific death of his father by a drunk driver. Twenty years later, the nightmares that tortured him for a few years after the accident inexplicably return to haunt him, leading to the breakdown in his relationship with his girlfriend, Janet, and destroying his teaching career. After a particularly graphic nightmare one night, Peter vividly recalls the face of the killer. He is filled with anger so strong, that he becomes consumed with avenging his father’s death. Though many dream of revenge, they lack the courage to act. Not Peter Edwards. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth he tells himself as he embarks on a terrifying trail of vengeance.

    • Fiction
      September 2018

      The Last Hit

      by John Morritt

      John Stone, former army sniper, mercenary turned hitman, is sick of killing. When contracted by a shadowy government figure to take down an ex-member of parliament, testifying in an arms scandal that would embarrass the government, Stone decides it would be his last assignment. However, notorious North London gangster, Alex Brant, makes him an offer too good to refuse. What he believes will be one last run-of-the-mill job, turns out to be anything but. Stone’s life becomes more complicated, after a chance meeting with investigative journalist, Andrew Ferguson, results in several attempts being made on his life. With the help of MI5 agent, Nikki Miles, and Alex Brant’s second in command, Kristina Kovac, Stone tries to work out who wants him dead and why. As he digs deeper, he realises his last two assignments are closely linked and why he is seen as a loose end. Stone struggles to understand who can be trusted and has to use all his skills to stay alive.

    • Fiction
      January 2009

      Sherlock Holmes and the Morphine Gambit

      by Jason Cooke

      It is February, 1912 and Sherlock Holmes is called out of retirement by brother Mycroft, acting on behalf of the British Government, to investigate a break-in at the Norfolk home of a wealthy German financier. Holmes is soon at work dismantling a German spy ring, but the investigation becomes clouded by his suspicions concerning Mycroft’s pivotal role in events. What agenda is Mycroft pursuing? What is the truth behind the loss of the fishing vessels the Misty Jane and the Yarmouth Adventuress in the North Sea? And why is the Royal Navy seemingly operating incognito along the Norfolk coast? Before long a number of disparate events crystallise to reveal a dangerous conspiracy. As the story unfolds against the background of an International Opium Conference, Holmes and Watson find themselves embroiled in espionage and arms smuggling in the tense period leading up to the First World War.

    • Crime & mystery
      November 2014

      Hellbound

      The Tally Man

      by David McCaffrey

      His crimes - unforgivable. His death - inevitable. His suffering - just beginning.Obadiah Stark aka The Tally Man, is executed at ADX Absolom, his death sentence watched by the world's media, victim relatives and one investigative reporter, Joe O Connell. Penning an account of Stark's personal history and subsequent crimes in the hope of determining what elements make the sociopathic mind tick, Joe discovers clues and inconsistencies which cause him to investigate Stark's execution. While this is happening in the real world, Obadiah Stark awakens to an afterlife where he has a wife and daughter bound to his childhood hometown. Following his natural predatory instinct, Obadiah proceeds to torment the town, committing multiple murders before being gunned down by the police. He awakens to find that everything has reset, with no one recalling his murderous spree a reality which offers no escape. As the scenes repeat, he is forced to submit to emotions he has never experienced before... and with it, a poisonous dose of morality. “David McCaffrey's excellent debut novel, Hellbound is one of those thrillers that keeps you glued to the page while you try to imagine what will happen next. Cutting edge and Hannibal Lector-esque, it will keep you turning pages until the shocking climax.” Steve Alten, best-selling author of THE MAYAN PROPHECY & MEG. “Hellbound is on my top ten list of books I would read over and over again, not many make the list but I loved it from start to finish.”

    • Crime & mystery

      A Biased Judgement: The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897

      by Geri Schear

      Sherlock Holmes thrives on danger. Sudden knife attacks, being stalked, and facing a network of assassins present little more than a cheery break in the monotony. But the enigmatic Lady Beatrice presents danger of a different kind. Is she a murderer or a potential victim? Or something even more perilous? Uncovering her secrets could change Holmes’s life forever, and in ways even he cannot anticipate. The newly-discovered Holmes diaries shed light on a tale so potent, Watson was never permitted to reveal it.

    • Crime & mystery

      The Poisoned Penman

      by Dan Andriacco and Kieran McMullen

      "London, 1922: Two years after helping Sherlock Holmes solve the Hangman Murders, American journalist Enoch Hale becomes even more intimately involved in another puzzling mystery. Langdale Pike, veteran purveyor of gossip to the trash newspapers, is poisoned while sipping tea with Hale – and apparently just as he is about to spill a secret more important than social gossip. With the unrequested aid of advertising copywriter Dorothy Sayers, Hale pursues a number of leads based on notes in Pike’s pocket diary – including an interview with the formidable G.K. Chesterton. His attempts to uncover the identity of one of Pike’s fellow club membersbring Hale the unwanted attention of Mycroft Holmes, head of His Majesty’s Secret Service, and of his younger brother. Once again Enoch Hale and the theoretically retired but far from retiring Sherlock Holmes join forces to solve a crime that may have international complications. And this time Hale himself almost becomes a victim when he gets too close to the solution. This fast-moving tale is sure to please themany fans of the first Enoch Hale – Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Amateur Executioner. CRITICS PRAISE THE AMATEUR EXEUCTIONER “It’s a fast-paced and immersive read, barely allowing the reader to take a breath from page to page. But it’s also a remarkable and masterful undertaking – suggestive of something new and fresh, while remaining true to the source that shaped it.” – Better Holmes and Gardens “In contrast to most tales involving Holmes, The Amateur Executioner takes us into an ambiguous and murky world where right and wrong aren’t always distinguishable. I look forward to reading more about Enoch Hale.” – Roger Johnson, Sherlock Holmes Society of London “In telling the story, the authors have done a masterful job in melding actual historic figures with famous fictional characters.” – Kings River Life Magazine "

    • Crime & mystery
      2011

      Bingoed

      An Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth Mystery

      by Patricia Rockwell

      Why would spry senior Bob Weiderley suddenly fall into a coma after winning a game of Bingo? After all, he was the most physically fit of all the men at the Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility—able to bend over to tie his own shoes and use the stairs rather than the elevator. It was just very suspicious. That’s why Essie Cobb and her friends and fellow residents--Opal, Marjorie, and Fay--decided to investigate. Was it possible that someone was out to get the friendly old gentleman? Maybe it was Violet, Happy Haven’s manager, trying to cover up her shady past. Or Sue, the activities director, whose behavior was strange to say the least. Maybe it was one of the three women who sat at Bob’s regular table in the dining room. Or the mysterious man who had recently sent Bob a startling letter. Essie Cobb is determined to find out—and she’s not going to let her age (90), her weak bladder, or her various infirmities hold her back. Welcome to Happy Haven. If you thought most elderly residents of assisted living facilities spent their days sitting in the sun watching television, you haven’t met senior sleuth Essie Cobb and her three detecting buddies. These four elderly ladies have curiosity and drive unusual for women in their 80’s and 90’s. They may not be able to get around as fast as youngsters in their 60’s, or navigate the Interstate or Interweb (or whatever that computer thing is called), but they can solve a mystery. And they’re starting with this one.

    • Mystery
      2012

      Papoosed

      An Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth Mystery

      by Patricia Rockwell

      The Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility is a home for senior citizens--not newborn babies. So, when one of the kitchen workers asks ninety-year-old resident Essie Cobb to secretly care for his missing co-worker’s infant, she is flabbergasted, but determined. Along with her intrepid friends–Marjorie, Opal, and Fay–amateur sleuth Essie sets out to hide and protect the baby–and find his missing mother. Unfortunately, she isn’t expecting to have to deal with exterminators, suspicious neighbors, virus outbreaks, and the snowstorm of the century. Luckily, Essie is one smart cookie and if anyone can manage to reunite a mother and child right before Christmas–it’s Essie.

    • Mystery
      2014

      A Paw-sible Theory

      A Murfy the Cat Mystery

      by Anna Kern

      When Ethan Hille discovers his mother Alyx slumped over her kitchen table, bleeding profusely from a gash in her head, he suspects foul play. Who would want to hurt Alyx? Surely, her three cats––two small females, Misty and Pooky, and the old master, Murfy––couldn’t know, although they do seem very distressed over their mistress’s condition. The police investigator, Detective Smarts, is immediately suspicious of Ethan, wondering if the young man bashed his mom in the head earlier and then left, only to return a short time later to “discover” the injured woman. Neighbors had heard mother and son arguing––ostensibly about Ethan’s spending habits. The evidence quickly mounts and, before Alyx recovers and is released from the hospital, Ethan has been accused of attempted murder and is sent to jail. Unfortunately, Alyx did not see her attacker and has no way to exonerate her son––or does she? Maybe if she’d just pay attention to “advice” from her cat Murfy, who is trying with all his might to tell her the real story of what happened––and what might yet happen––she might just save herself and her son. At least, that is one PAW-SIBLE THEORY.

    • Mystery
      2013

      Blind Sight Solution

      A Claire Burke Mystery

      by Emma Pivato

      When interior decorator Claire Burke discovers one of her clients dead on the new rug that she’s just installed, she never imagines that she will soon be hard at work investigating the woman’s murder. However, her severely disabled, wheelchair-bound daughter Jessie forms a bond with the victim’s husband Jimmy, and when the man is arrested for his wife’s killing, Claire can’t believe that anyone who could be so tender towards her daughter could actually harm another human being. Soon, she enlists her friend Tia to help prove the man’s innocence. Tia ensconces herself in the man’s home under the guise of providing him cleaning services––all the while snooping for possible clues that might exonerate the man. Claire’s Aunt Augusta also arrives for a visit and quickly befriends an elderly neighbor, and the two old ladies––anxious to help Claire––start their own investigation. With detectives seemingly everywhere, no one can possibly imagine who will ultimately bring down the killer––and it may be the most amazing detective of them all!

    • Mystery
      2013

      Dead Silent

      An Eliza Gordon Mystery

      by Amy Beth Arkawy

      It’s summertime, and in Goodship, New York, the living is anything but easy. Controversial radio shock jock Paul Hackett is found strangled to death with his headphone cord around his neck in the studio of local radio station WSHP. There’s little evidence beyond the initials V.O.S. scrawled across the studio window in red lipstick and a list of suspects that could easily fill the Goodship phone book. And that’s not all. Eliza Gordon, former soap star turned local soup aficionado and amateur sleuth and her pal and unwitting snooping partner radio DJ Midge Sumner must contend with in Dead Silent, the second in author Amy Beth Arkawy’s Eliza Gordon Mystery series. The locals are also on edge thanks to the rumors rolling across The Goodship Grapevine, a new toxic gossip site, and bemused by flyers heeding folks to follow an enigmatic cult known as “The Quiet.” Eliza’s instincts have her searching for clues and connecting the mysteries together, but they also put a strain on her burgeoning romance with Tom Santini, Goodship’s dishy police chief (who also happens to be her late husband’s best friend). The sudden reappearance of her elusive playboy brother-in-law, Jonas Gordon, sparks unexpected feelings in Eliza and may hold the key to connecting the mysteries and solving Hackett’s murder. Join Eliza Gordon and sidekick Midge Sumner as they embark on this intriguing and dangerous sleuthing escapade. Will they solve the mystery or wind up Dead Silent?

    • Mystery
      2013

      Dead Stock

      A Bert Shambles Mystery

      by Tim Hall

      Meet Bert Shambles, a perpetually confused young man whose life continually mirrors his surname. He is stuck back in his suburban Long Island hometown, enduring a three-year suspended sentence for an act of chivalry gone terribly wrong. He works part-time at a church thrift shop and makes extra money by selling “dead stock”—vintage clothes that have never been worn—to a local boutique. On a routine pick up for the thrift shop, Bert learns that the widow of a recently deceased pro golfer is offering a reward for the return of her dead husband’s favorite putter—and an even bigger reward for proof that her husband was murdered. Bert jumps at the chance, and soon finds himself being chased by a violent, van-driving maniac, romantically involved with a mobster’s daughter, and quite possibly being set up to take the fall by his probation officer and crazy ex-girlfriend. As the forces of good and evil close in around him, Bert must race to clear his name and discover the truth so he doesn’t wind up in prison…or worse. Filled with twists, turns, and unforgettable characters, and propelled by a truly lovable hero and wicked sense of humor, Dead Stock heralds the arrival of a wonderful new mystery series.

    • Mystery
      2013

      Don't Cry Over Killed Milk

      A Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mystery

      by Stephen Kaminski

      Jeremiah Milk lived a life filled with emotional extremes. Amniotic band syndrome—a congenital condition—left his fingers and toes malformed. Ridiculed as a child, he became an adolescent hermit. As an adult, Jeremiah’s wounds healed when he landed a position as a park ranger and married a woman who loved him despite his physical appearance. But fate ripped his life to shreds when his wife and infant son died on the same night in separate calamities. Shortly thereafter, the tides turned once more as an act of Jeremiah’s ostensible benevolence translates into a financial boon. The book on Jeremiah’s life closes without mercy when he’s found murdered at Tripping Falls State Park. Damon Lassard—Hollydale’s loveable civic leader, amateur sleuth, and Jeremiah’s neighbor—springs into action. He’s obstructed by a prickly lieutenant, but wriggles information unknown to the police from a colorful bevy of suspects. Aided by his best friend Rebecca and his reluctant ally Detective Gerry Sloman, Damon engineers a deep dive into Jeremiah’s past to solve the crime. Along the way, Damon strengthens his relationship with the breathtaking Bethany Krims, cracks a local horticultural mystery, and tries in vain to tame his wickedly sarcastic mother.

    • Mystery
      2013

      Granny Hooks a Crook

      A Fuchsia Minnesota Mystery

      by Julie Seedorf

      Granny leads a secret life in the small, unique community of Fuschia, Minnesota. It’s not just her all junk food diet, multiplying pets, or her shocking bedtime attire that makes Granny one in a million. No, Granny is an undercover cop, charged by “the Big Guy” (the town’s police chief) of preventing theft in local stores. Granny takes her job seriously and daily foils many shoplifters using her trusty spiked umbrella and amazing acting skills. When some startlingly brazen burglaries begin to occur that Granny can’t solve, along with mysteriously appearing bad guys, disappearing clerks, and misplaced Corvettes, Granny begins to wonder if she isn’t ready for the wrinkle farm. Maybe, it’s fortuitous when she accidentally-on-purpose falls in the lap of an attractive older gentleman who is soon roped into her wild adventures, as they try to figure out what’s happening in their little town.

    • Mystery
      2012

      It Takes Two To Strangle

      A Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mystery

      by Stephen Kaminski

      When the owner of a traveling carnival is strangled––not once but twice––on opening night of the summer fair in Hollydale, the police surmise he was not well liked. As the head of Hollydale’s citizens’ association and local liaison with the carnival, Damon Lassard feels obligated to help his dear friend, Detective Gerry Sloman, solve the crime. Damon is determined to bring the killer to justice, to the fascination of his mother, best gal pal Rebecca, and lovely local weather girl Bethany Krims. To unravel the threads underpinning this peculiar mystery, Damon will travel far from Hollydale as his quest to find a murderer leads to the discovery of long hidden and horrific crimes. It Takes Two to Strangle introduces Hollydale’s lovable neighborhood leader, Damon Lassard, and twists the dabbling detective through an intricate maze of greed, deception and murder.

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