• 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.

    • 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.

    • Thriller / suspense
      June 2014

      The Eye of Allah

      by Colin Louis

      Two men from diverse cultures are destined to search for the enigma that surrounds ‘The Eye of Allah’. Thomas de Lacey, an extrasensory and mystic working for an international espionage agency is brought out of retirement to help solve the mystery surrounding the 1979 seizure of the Grande Mosque and the small priceless piece of meteorite known as the ‘Eye of Allah’. Assuming the mantle of a conveniently dead Greek Orthodox priest, who is physically his twin, Thomas encounters unexpected problems when threatened and blackmailed by a gay friend working for a local group of gangsters. An emergency distress call throws him into the arena of those his dead double is officially employed by. Namely, a secret subterranean network operating as a communication centre for a powerful space and lunar satellite system which is situated just off Symi, his island home. He learns that his priestly profession and parish are a guise for more complicated and deadly matters. As the mystery begins to unfold, Thomas is forced into a game of cat and mouse to save his life and uncover the powers behind a plan to control the world. Waseem Yusuf Ya’qub and his brothers Abdul and Shamin are double agents working with SEVAK, an Arabian secret police force. Waseem is promoted to Head of the secret force in the belief that his brother Shamin has been killed by a mysterious crime syndicate. Personal life threatening incidents convince him that there are two major powers involved. In pursuit of following leads, he is dramatically abducted and taken to a secret desert location known as ‘The Wings of a Lion’. There he discovers more facts about the powerful organisation he has been seeking to destroy and the enigmatic ‘Eye of Allah’. Darker, sinister and deadly international events draw Thomas and Waseem closer until they stand side by side to battle the major power determined to control the lives of every human being. A major power whose seeds reach far back into the history of a secret and sacred organisation.

    • 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.

    • Mystery
      2014

      Letters From Brackham Wood

      A Moira Edwards Mystery

      by Rita Gard Seedorf & Margaret Albi Verhoef

      In 1937 England, twenty years after losing contact with her only living relatives, Moira Edwards sends a Letter from Brackham Wood, where she has been serving as a maid of all work, to the last known American address of her uncle and aunt and their daughter––thus putting in motion a series of letters spanning all of World War II. In these letters, Moira and her cousin, Margaret Walker, a doctor living in Spokane, Washington, reflect on their lives, the world’s condition, changing times for women, and a case of espionage in which she, Moira, finds herself at the center.

    • Mystery
      2015

      Murder by the Minutes

      A Piper O’Donnell Social Lite Mystery

      by Jennifer Vido

      Never judge a book by its cover unless Piper O’Donnell is prominently on display. Woodlawn, Ohio’s newest library board of trustee member is busily securing her social status by organizing the library’s premiere event of the season––the Booklovers’ Ball. Unfortunately, Piper’s dreamy vision of pink panache vanishes into thin air when she stumbles over a dead body in the library director’s office. Forget the evites and the party favors. The list of possible suspects could fill a bestseller, and they include Piper’s own sister who was spotted at the scene of the crime. There’s also a charismatic minister thought to be short on offerings for his ambitious mega church. And rumors are circulating that the library director himself and his ditzy assistant may also be cooking the books. With help from her handsome fiancé Rusty O’Brien, Piper puts her sleuthing skills to work to investigate the complicated crime. The minutes are ticking down for Woodlawn’s top party planner. Will Piper be able to uncover the mysterious killer who is intent on ruining her lavish affair––and can she do it before the next board meeting?

    • Mystery
      2015

      Murder by the Spoonful

      An Antique Hunters Mystery

      by Vicki Vass

      When chemist Anne Hillstrom finds her Great Aunt Sybil dead on her living room floor, she immediately contacts the police. The death scene has all the earmarks of a robbery gone awry. Unfortunately, the police seem unable to determine if the old woman’s demise is a crime or an accident. When Anne attends an estate sale for recent lottery winner, Tim Whitmore, she finds an antique spoon under the deceased man’s bed. Enlisting the help of her friend––journalist CC Muller, a fellow antique hunter and blogger––the two women begin an investigation into what happened to Tim Whitmore. Along the way, Anne and CC travel throughout the Great Lakes region, visiting yard sales, estate sales, and generally scrounging around, searching for antiques and possible clues that might lead to the history of the small spoon found under Whitmore’s bed. With each find, the women unknowingly become closer to unraveling the truth. Eventually, their snooping becomes too much for the killer, who decides to put an end to these two nosy antique hunters. The stakes have been raised. It’s no longer MURDER BY THE SPOONFUL

    • Mystery
      2014

      Murder Is Elementary

      A Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mystery

      by Diane Weiner

      Susan Wiles is blissfully retired from her teaching position at Westbrook Elementary School. What a joy to be able to attend the holiday concert without worrying about how her student chorus will perform. But, wait a minute. Where’s the principal, Vicki Rogers? The concert can’t begin before she greets the parents and guests. Susan offers to go check the main office, only to find the missing administrator lying dead on the office floor. My goodness! Nothing like this ever happened when Susan had worked here. Of course, now that she’s retired she has time to help the local police (one of whom is her daughter Lynette) investigate the mysterious crime. Did the principal die of natural causes? The bruises on her face don’t seem severe enough to be fatal. But what about that cupcake sitting on her desk. Could she have been poisoned? Susan has just found the perfect retirement activity––much to her daughter’s chagrin. And when the dead woman’s teenage daughter and one of Susan’s former top students, begs for Susan’s help––how can she say no? Little does Susan realize that this crime will take her far from the schoolhouse doors, as she investigates a mystery that extends back into one family’s painful past.

    • Mystery
      2012

      Physics Can Be Fatal

      An Edwina Goodman Mystery

      by Elissa D. Grodin

      Alan Sidebottom was what some outside the rarified world of academic physics might call a superstar. In the realm of string theory, black holes, and the Higgs-Boson particle, Sidebottom was a celebrity. So, when tiny Cushing College snagged him for their faculty, all the physics professors were excited–and threatened. It seemed that most of them had personal reasons to despise Sidebottom. Edwina Goodman, one of the youngest members of the physics faculty, and one of the few who held no animosity towards the newcomer, was given the daunting–and unwelcome task of escorting Sidebottom around campus. So, when the great man was found dead shortly after his arrival–apparently murdered–Edwina believed it her responsibility to track down her charge’s killer. Would her scientific brain be able to ignore the fact that the entire pool of suspects apparently resided within the walls of her very own department? Or would the young police detective, Will Tenney, spark a different kind of investigatory zeal in Edwina? It remained to be seen, for all was not as it first seemed in the world of invisible particles and mathematical equations–at least not at Cushing College. And the murder of one noted physicist might not be the last.

    • Mystery
      2013

      Strangled by Silk

      A Poppy Cove Mystery

      by Barbara Jean Coast

      Daphne and Margot––two independent young California women in 1957––own their own dress shop called Poppy Cove. When one of their top clients––Constance Stearns-Montgomery––is strangled to death with her own silk scarf at the opening ceremonies for her new girls’ academy, Daphne and Margot are shocked. They can’t believe that such a horrid crime could take place in their sleepy little oceanside village of Santa Lucia. Worse, they’ve lost one of their best clients. The two women quickly become embroiled in solving the crime. After all, if anyone can track down the killer, it should be them. Margot’s long-time beau is the town’s top cop, and Daphne is a master at using her flirtatious wiles to extract information from unsuspecting men. Of course, neither girl will let their snooping get in the way of more urgent tasks such as choosing new textiles and accessories for Poppy Cove or planning their fall fashion show or––most important––selecting the appropriate ensemble to wear for each and every occasion. But these two fashion detectives are on the case, and the murderer––and the poorly attired––had better watch out!

    • Mystery
      2013

      The Sinister Sitcom Caper

      A Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol Mystery

      by Sally Carpenter

      Sandy Fairfax, former teen idol and star of the '70s hit TV show Buddy Brave, Boy Sleuth, is now middle-aged and realizes that making a comeback can be murder. He's the guest star on Off-Kelter, a corny family situation comedy, and the lowest-rated TV show of the 1993 fall season. Before rehearsals barely begin, one of the actors drops dead at Sandy's feet, and he feels obligated to investigate, enlisting the aid of two of his new castmates: a little person and an animal actor. As the victim apparently had plenty of enemies, Sandy realizes that his detecting job will not be easy. During his snooping, we meet Sandy's ex, his parents and his teenage son––all with their own “situations” going on. During rehearsals Sandy also encounters a beautiful choreographer--could this be love? Will Sandy solve the murder before the Friday night taping of Off-Kelter or will the elusive killer cancel our hero before the final credits? This book was inspired by the author’s experiences working as a tour guide/page at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

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