• Fiction
      March 2016

      A Coin for the Hangman

      by Ralph Spurrier

      Booksellers never know what they might find in an estate sale. When our man finds the tools of England’s last hangman, along with the diary of a man he executed, he knows he has a mystery to solve. Was there a miscarriage of justice? Did the wrong man die at the noose? And just who is telling the truth? A mystery that has readers guessing to the very last page.

    • Fiction
      September 2015

      The Man from Hamburg

      The Vatican Conspiracy

      by Heinz-Joachim Simon

      "This story blows up the Vatican ...", the Hamburg attorney Dieter Prätorius notes, when his friend, the Hamburg investigator Serge Christiansen dictates the Vatikan protocol. Christiansen is on the trail to reveal one of the greatest mystery of the Catholic Church. He is commissioned to find a disappeared Padre, who has dedicated himself to the mission of thwarting the machinations of the Vatican Bank. The man from Hamburg encounters the conspiracy of a fascist secret society, the Mafia and reactionary courier cardinals ... together with the Vatican Bank. When John Paul I becomes pope, the world hopes for a reformation of the Church. However, he dies in office under mysterious circumstances after only 33 days. The man from Hamburg becomes the feared opponent of the wire-pullers behind the scenes. But the mafia has already sent a killer to Rome. Can Christiansen help justice to victory and unmask the murderer? A thriller as mysterious and frightening as the catacombs.

    • Fiction
      June 2017

      The White Flowers of Poison

      Myrkkykeiso

      by Eppu Nuotio

      This first book in a garden crime series introduces us to a charming modern-day Miss Marple At 58, Ellen Spring, recently retired and widowed, is in the prime of her life. She loves to travel and is obsessed by the perennials in her garden. Inventive and attractive, she is flattered by men around her—but doesn’t want to commit to anything more than a fling with her younger lover. However, Ellen is also an exceptionally perceptive individual, with a curious mind and an ability to smell a rat. A young mother takes some time off alone at the summer cottage. Her husband is overwhelmed by the sudden responsibility of taking care of their two-year-old daughter. Luckily, Ellen Spring is available to help. But when the mother doesn’t return in time, it seems Ellen has more work to do than she originally prepared herself for. How did this beautiful young woman with an apparently perfect life disappear? Ellen is inspired by gardens around the world. In the first book, she reminisces about the amazing gardens in the city of Berlin. In Book #2 she becomes fascinated by the flora of Cadíz.

    • Crime & mystery
      June 2014

      Murder to Order

      by Terry Hayward

      Witness a savage murder as the action begins. This murder uncovers the gruesome remains of a body of the victim years later when a badly decomposed corpse is dug up in the grounds of a prison by a hungry dog searching for scraps of food. An arrest is made but soon it becomes obvious that the mob are manipulating things and that the police are on the wrong track. Enter Jack Delaney and his faithful right hand man and private investigator, Mo, brought in to defend the accused - and so starts their investigation into the events that led up to the murder. To cover their tracks, hide the truth and put pressure of the accused's lawyer, the mob resort to kidnapping and so the court action unfolds with the dramatic revealing of the true murderer during the trial.

    • Fiction
      July 2015

      Who Takes This Woman

      by Terry Hayward

      The action begins with a wedding in a chapel beside an African river. Elephants are the proverbial uninvited guests, as are the lions which arrive a little later, while crocodiles lie in wait in the muddy river. Throw in a kidnapping and a courtroom drama and the suspense will keep you turning the pages. The mob are trying to take over, illegally if necessary, a Big 5 Game Reserve near an international border to use as a staging point to smuggle wild animal parts and diamonds out of South Africa and drugs in. Mo and Jack must now do what they do best, and that is put a spoke in the bad guys’ wheel. Jack Delaney and his sidekick, Moses, “Mo”, Dhlamini, prosecute in court both, poachers and smugglers, while in their free moments they track kidnappers and escaped prisoners across the South African bushveldt on the Big 5 Game Reserves. Visits to imprisoned gang Leaders and clashes with mob hit-men are all part of a day’s work.

    • Fiction

      Pieces of a Puzzle

      by Jenny Gill

      Baby Boomer fiction - No 1 in the Southhill Sagas, set in leafy Surrey, to the south of London, though each book stands alone. Happily married Alison and Mark are chatting about their coming holiday. She goes to the kitchen to finish supper preparations. When she comes out he has disappeared without a trace, taking nothing with him. She never sees him again. Then 17 years later a solicitor's letter starts her on a search for answers. She needs to piece together the whole puzzle in order to put it behind her and get on with her life. The story is told in two main interleaving threads, one from when Mark vanishes, the other from when Alison receives the letter from the solicitor, interspersed with flashbacks to her life with Mark and earlier happier times. A family saga of love, loss, despair, betrayal, and above all hope.

    • Fiction

      On The Ninth Day

      by Jenny Gill

      This is book number 7 in the Southhill Sagas, set in Surrey to the south of London, although each book in the series stands alone. You know how you have a day when nothing you do goes right? The traffic holds you up, makes you late for work, you snag your tights then you get caught in the rain? ‘Just one of those days’ you say. Well for Annie, a struggling single mum, and her family it is just the opposite – it seems nothing can go wrong. Not just one day, either. And it’s not just the little things but some surprisingly big things too. It all seems too good to be true, to Annie. She is convinced there is an unseen force at work, perhaps something to do with the funny lights she thinks she’s seen between her apple trees. Her friends disagree – they say after all the bad luck she’s had Annie deserves some good luck. It’s only her just deserts. Meanwhile her neighbours, both to the side and behind her, have some surprisingly good fortune of their own. Smudge, Annie’s beautiful tortoiseshell cat, who spreads her favours around the neighbourhood, is the only one who sees the big picture. And if Smudge knows the answer, she isn’t telling.

    • Adventure
      February 2014

      The Empress Emerald

      by J.G. Harlond

      Leo Kazan is an orphan (or so he believes) and a talented linguist. He is also a thief, attracted like a magpie to anything that glitters. Leo becomes the protege of a high-ranking member of the British Raj who turns him into a spy. From an early age. Leo is involved in international espionage and diamond smuggling which takes him from India to Britain and Russia. But the most meaningful time in his life is when he meets an innocent English girl, Davina Dymond, in London. As the drums of war reverberate around the world for a second time, Leo begins to understand his personal history and realises the importance of his Indian background, and the true meaning of Home Rule. Davina, trapped in war-torn Spain, turns to crime to survive. Both must unshackle themselves from those who seek to manipulate them before they can find true happiness - and each other.

    • Fiction

      Before Nightfall

      by Rachel Amphlett

      “If they move you, they will kill you.” Kate Foster is quick to forget the advice from a pre-deployment hostage survival course once she’s catapulted into a new job in Eastern Europe, despite the good-looking instructor. But a simple day’s task in Istanbul six months later goes horribly wrong. Trapped and alone, her only hope of survival is the man who trained her – ex-FBI Hostage Rescue Specialist, Finn Scott. For Finn, it’s his worst nightmare. Kate was the one person he almost let into his heart. Haunted by memories of a failed hostage rescue, he is thrust into a situation beyond his control. Now, against a sinister adversary whose ambitions will split apart Eastern Europe, Finn must overcome his demons to prevent an international catastrophe, and avoid losing Kate forever.

    • Thriller / suspense
      September 2015

      The Mind of God

      by Bevan Frank

      When Liz Greene discovers that her father is missing, she is unwittingly drawn into a plot that could change the world forever. Before he went missing, Professor Harry Greene had been working on the black box global consciousness project. Now, Liz needs to find both her father, and his groundbreaking research before it's too late. On the same day, President of the United States Daniel Rafferty is in Cape Town to give an address at the Convention Centre. Is it a coincidence that the black box was stolen while Rafferty is in the same city, or is there an even more sinister terrorist plot at play? Follow Liz, as she and her friend, Tim Fletcher, decode one clue after another in a deadly hunt around Cape Town, all the while being pursued by an assassin and a CIA agent.

    • Fiction
      November 2015

      Three Lives Down

      A Dan Taylor Thriller

      by Rachel Amphlett

      Dan Taylor has survived two attempts on his life. The rest of his team are missing, and now a terrorist group has stolen a radioactive isotope from a top secret government project. Can Dan survive long enough to prevent a nuclear disaster on British soil? With the Prime Minister determined to re-negotiate the country’s place in the European Union, and deals being struck behind closed doors, Dan stumbles across a plot that will shake the country to its core. If his mission fails, his enemies will overthrow the British government, and Dan will be a wanted man. If he wants to succeed, he’ll have to sacrifice everything.

    • Crime & mystery
      August 2016

      The Patricide

      A locked-room mystery

      by Kim Ekemar

      After a fire, the wealthy landowner Patrice Lafarge is found alone and dead in his bedroom locked from the inside. Inspector Rimbaud reviews the case and counts on the help of his sharp-witted Aunt Emilie. What at first appears to be an accidental death is after the autopsy declared to be a homicide. One of the children at home on Clos Saint-Jacques to celebrate Patrice Lafarge’s 75th birthday over a May weekend has to be the killer, but – who did it, how was it done and for what reason?

    • Crime & mystery
      September 2014

      The Crimson Blueprints

      by Kim Ekemar

    • Fiction
      September 2015

      Threatcon Delta

      Assault on the Pentagon

      by David Alexander

      Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon tells the story of how terrorism, treason and global organized crime converge to place the most potent symbol of American military power under the control of a determined and ruthless group of heavily armed and extremely dangerous men who can’t be stopped, yet who must be stopped. This global superthriller is based both on author David Alexander’s extensive and detailed research into the history of the Pentagon, combined with first-hand knowledge of the Pentagon's most closely held secrets by this veteran defense insider, all of which has been artfully woven into a masterpiece of high-concept suspense fiction. In fact, the combined impact of accuracy and authenticity blended with superb storytelling may find some readers asking themselves if perhaps some parts of the story shouldn't have been made public, for fear that terrorists or global criminals might some day use it as a basis for an actual plan of attack. Yet the assault on the Pentagon portrayed in the book is no standard terrorist martyrdom mission either. Those who’ve taken over the headquarters of the United States military have an exit strategy that has been brilliantly devised to shuttle them to safety and provide for the enjoyment of their ill-gotten profits -- a scam on a global scale that promises to net the Building’s hijackers a considerable fortune. By any standard, Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon is action thriller fiction at its boldest and best. It’s one of the achievements that have earned David Alexander a secure place at the top of the list of the world’s masters of the game.

    • Fiction
      April 2017

      Hear Me

      by Julia North

      After yet another shameful one-night stand Lissa has to accept that her sisters are right – she is an alcoholic and it’s time for rehab. She hates the idea of therapy, doesn’t want to examine her past, but just as she begins to see reasons for her drinking, life takes a brutal turn. Who are her fellow patients? Why is one of them so damned perfect? Hear Me is a powerful story about life and death, addiction and sobriety, racism and the fight for justice – but above all it is a story about love.

    • Crime & mystery
      November 2016

      Who Kidnapped Holly Gold?

      by Angel Jonson

      Who Kidnapped Holly Gold? is about a great love story, dishonest family and loyal friends that everyone needs in a time of crisis. It is a testament to true love that can survive hatred and lies. Holly and Paul are young couple that have successful careers. Holly travels a lot for her work and is kidnapped by people she works with. Paul leaves his job in search for Holly and is ready to do whatever it takes to bring her back.

    • Literary Fiction
      May 2017

      Lover, Killers and Diamonds

      by Angel Jonson

      Lover, Killers and Diamonds is a story of a young and charismatic architect that is focused on establishing his career and enjoying the company of the ladies until the past of his family disrupts his life. He is forced to get involved in a deadly game and a search for diamonds in order to save his life.

    • Fiction
      November 2015

      Three Lives Down

      A Dan Taylor Thriller

      by Rachel Amphlett

      Dan Taylor has survived two attempts on his life. The rest of his team are missing, and now a terrorist group has stolen a radioactive isotope from a top secret government project. Can Dan survive long enough to prevent a nuclear disaster on British soil? With the Prime Minister determined to re-negotiate the country’s place in the European Union, and deals being struck behind closed doors, Dan stumbles across a plot that will shake the country to its core. If his mission fails, his enemies will overthrow the British government, and Dan will be a wanted man. If he wants to succeed, he’ll have to sacrifice everything.

    • Fiction
      November 2015

      Sun and Shadow

      by Dirk Greyson, L.C. Chase

      Sequel to Day and KnightDay and Knight: Book TwoDayton “Day” Ingram is recovering from an injury suffered in Mexico—and from his failed relationship with fellow Scorpion agent, Knight. While researching an old government document, Day realizes he might be holding the key to finding an artistic masterpiece lost since WWII.But the Russians are looking for it too, and have a team in place in Eastern Europe hunting it down. Day and Knight are brought back together when they are charged with getting to the painting first.Knight wants to leave Mexico and everything that happened there behind, and return to the life he had—except it wasn't much of a life. When he's partnered up with Day, keeping his distance proves to be challenging. But Day is as stubborn as Knight and isn’t willing to let him walk away.Their assignment leads them through Germany and Austria with agents hot on their tail—agents willing to do whatever it takes to get to the masterpiece first. If Day and Knight can live long enough to find the painting, they might also discover something even more precious—each other. ;

    • Fiction
      May 2016

      Behind the Wire

      by Rachel Amphlett

      Dan Taylor is trying to keep a low profile when an old friend contacts the Energy Protection Group seeking his help. The man’s daughter is alone in North Africa, and her life is in grave danger. Thrust back into active duty, Dan soon realises that getting Anna to safety is only half his problem. The forensic accountant holds the key to preventing Western Sahara from descending into chaos, and exposing the puppet masters behind an imminent coup d’etat. With a group of militants in pursuit and willing to do anything to stop him, Dan must draw on old survival skills and luck to make his way across the desert landscape and ensure Anna and the evidence she has in her possession reach safety. Behind the wire lies a secret – a secret that people will kill to protect.

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