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Bluffing is Murder: A Lauren Rousseau Mystery

Summer promises to be anything but easy for Quaker linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau in this thrilling sequel to Speaking of Murder. With her boyfriend Zac returning to Haiti to visit his family, Lauren is on her own in Ashford, Massachusetts—and danger is never far behind. Continue reading

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Border Lords and Armstrong’s War: A Western Double Feature

This western double feature includes two complete novellas by author Lee Pierce, Border Lords and Armstrong’s War. In Border Lords, when the Lucasville, Arizona, sheriff is gunned down by a ruthless gang of bandits, Deputy US Marshals Pharoah Smith (Bounty Hunter’s Moon) and Silverjack McDonald (Rough Justice) join forces to solve the murder of their former comrade. Continue reading

Border Run & Other Stories by Jennifer Leeper
Border Run & Other Stories

Sit back and savor this mesmerizing collection of short fiction set in multiple eras and locales. These fourteen stories provide tantalizing glimpses of death and its impact on those left behind, the tedious grind of day-to-day living and the promise of escape through the magical and supernatural. Continue reading

Bounty Hunter's Moon
Bounty Hunter’s Moon

Weary of hunting men for a living—first as a Texas Ranger, then as a bounty hunter—Pharaoh Smith sets out on what he hopes will be a fast and lucrative bounty to end his long career. But nothing’s ever been easy for Pharaoh, and right on cue his latest manhunt quickly spirals into death and deception on an epic scale as bounty hunters, outlaws, crooked lawmen and bullets light up the Old West in this thrilling adventure novel. Continue reading

Building a Better Monster
Building a Better Monster

If enough people believe in something, can that belief make it real? Explore the creation of mankind’s newest monster, the Chupacabra, in this mesmerizing tale of the creature’s origins. The story begins with the earliest reported sightings of the Chupacabra in the American Southwest in mid 1990s, then weaves its trail of blood-sucking destruction  into the folktales of Mexico and Puerto Rico. Part vampire, part animal, part alien, the Chupacabra is blamed for the slaughter of countless animals—and humans—throughout the region. Continue reading

Cost of Goods Sold
Cost of Goods Sold: A Novel of Silicon Valley

The saga of Validator Software and its Silicon Valley executive team continues in Cost of Goods Sold, moving onto a global stage in the second book of the Silicon Valley Quartet. As the tech world threatens to slide into one of its regular bust cycles, Validator CEO Alison Prue decides to play a high-tech, high-risk game of chicken… Continue reading

Curiously Twisted Tales

Curiously Twisted Tales is a masterful collection of short stories from the devious imagination of horror writer P.S. Gifford. If you are not familiar with Gifford’s previously published works, this book will serve as a deliciously wicked sampler of some of his most fiendish tales—both old and new. From cutthroat garden competitions to honeymoons from hell to wanna-be writers who are willing to do almost anything to get published, each story delves into the dark side of humanity with wit, charm, and a delectable dose of depravity. Continue reading

Damage Limitation: A Detective Inspector White Caper, Book 2
Damage Limitation: A Detective Inspector White Caper

The past comes back to haunt Detective Inspector Stewart White again and again in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Picking up the trail where it left off in Damaged Goods, this riveting crime thriller starts with a bang and never lets up. Continue reading

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Damaged Goods: A Detective Inspector White Caper

Newly promoted Detective Inspector Stewart White starts off his career in Leeds with a seemingly random assortment of crimes. A rest area murder. A pub brawl. A missing person. As the deadly crime spree escalates, White receives a chilling call from a Florida sheriff. Continue reading

Damaged Souls: A Detective Inspector White Caper

A day of reckoning—both personal and professional—is at hand for Detective Inspector Stewart White in the third installment of the D.I. White Mysteries. While White’s team is closing in on an elusive heroin smuggling operation, a prominent television executive reports that her twin teenage daughters have been abducted. The high-profile case is assigned to White, who must now divide his attention between the kidnapping and the heroin sting operation. Continue reading

Dangerous Denial by Amy Ray (Cover artwork by Stephanie Flint)
Dangerous Denial

Denying the past proves deadly for BK Hartshaw and Trevor Mayhew in this gripping noir novel where nothing is as it seems. BK and Trevor’s deeply buried secrets are about to catch up with them—and everyone they know and love. Who will pay the ultimate price for their dangerous denials? Continue reading

The Dark Gods of Alter Tulleria
Dark Gods of Alter Telluria

Pittsburgh astrophysics professor Milo Stanford finally had it good for a change. A one-year sabbatical to teach in London, and a beautiful new girlfriend. No worries to speak of… until the day he lost it all. Caught outside in a freak thunderstorm, Milo is struck by lightning and wakes up on the parallel world of Alter Telluria. Continue reading

Dr. Offig's Lessons from the Dark Side by P.S. Gifford
Dr. Offig’s Lessons from the Dark Side

Some people are optimists and some people are pessimists, but Dr. Offig is a “gruesome-ist!” Visit him in his cluttered and curious office and he will surely tell you one of the wonderfully creepy stories he is famous for—the kind that makes your eyes bug out in disbelief, your skin shiver and crawl, and once in a while they might—just might I say—even make you laugh out loud. Continue reading

Eine Kleine Murder by Kaye George
Eine Kleine Murder

Aspiring conductor Cressa Carraway arrives at her grandmother’s cabin at a rural Illinois lake resort, hoping to find some peace and quiet so she can finish composing the symphony she needs to earn her master’s degree in Composition. Instead, she finds her grandmother’s corpse in the lake. Continue reading

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Fourteen Days

Workaholic developer Richard Gardener is laid up at home for two week’s mandatory leave—doctor’s orders. No stress. No computers. Just fourteen days of complete rest. Bliss for most, but hell for Richard in more ways than one. There’s a darkness that lives inside Richard’s home; a presence he never knew existed because he was seldom there alone. Continue reading

Cover artwork for FROSTBITE by J.E. Seymour.
Frostbite

Former mob “troubleshooter” Kevin Markinson returns for a thrilling game of cat and mouse in Book 3 of the Kevin Markinson series. Markinson has finally settled back into prison life, hoping to serve out his sentence and return home to his family. Unfortunately for Markinson, fate has other plans. Continue reading

Howling Mountain Blues cover artwork by Stephanie Flint
Howling Mountain Blues

When hotshot blues guitarist Wyatt “Earp” Ringold hires The Repeaters to back him up at a blues festival in Belize, Mitty Andersen and Pete Bolden expect to find fun in the sun. What they don’t expect is notorious racketeer and blues enthusiast Big Bossman, who is anxiously awaiting their arrival. Continue reading

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In the Autumn of the Unfortunates

Experience a new twist in the tale of Jack the Ripper, as seen through the eyes of renowned artist Walter Sickert. Though Sickert was not a suspect in the crimes during that time period, in modern times he has been identified as a person of interest. Set fifteen years after the original murders, this story begins when Sickert’s apprentice, Robert Wood, is accused of murdering a prostitute in Camden Town and comes to Sickert for help. Continue reading

Lead Poisoning by J.E. Seymour (cover artwork by Stephanie Flint)
Lead Poisoning

Mob “troubleshooter” Kevin Markinson would like to retire from his profession and join his family in New Hampshire — but some jobs are hard to leave behind. A former Marine sniper who is also a fugitive for a crime he didn’t commit, Kevin soon finds a greater challenge when he returns home and tries to settle down with his wife and two sons… who are little more than strangers. Continue reading

Learning Curve by Michael S. Malone
Learning Curve: A Novel of Silicon Valley

Get an inside view of the breathless, winner-take-all world of high technology — Silicon Valley style — in this fast-paced corporate thriller that will keep you guessing the whole way through! Veteran businessman Dan Crowen is finally handed the reins of a large, successful tech firm, Validator Software — only to be ordered by its eccentric owner, Cosmo Validator, to take a step that could destroy the company… Continue reading

Lesson Plan for Murder cover artwork by Stephanie Bibb Flint
Lesson Plan for Murder

No one sheds any tears when overbearing English teacher Marcia Deaver is found dead in her classroom. As the police begin investigating the death as a murder, Liz finds Marcia’s mysteriously coded lesson plans. Convinced they hold the key to identifying the murderer, normally risk-averse Liz finds herself obsessed with solving the crime. Continue reading

Never Again
Never Again

Struck by lightning on her annual birthday hike to a favorite mountain meadow in Colorado, 80-year-old Clara Norwood closes her eyes, expecting to die. Instead, she wakes up on an Elirian spaceship. When she is returned to Earth, however, Clara realizes that the Elirians did more than simply heal her injuries. They also reversed all the ravages of aging, and she is once again a beautiful young woman. Continue reading

Of Machines & Magics
Of Machines & Magics

Billions of years ago, humans abandoned their cradle and are now scattered across the galaxies. But the legends speak of a time when the sun threatened to burn away the inner worlds of the solar system when it became a red giant, and a remnant of mankind returned to Earth from the farthest stars to install a machine to move humanity’s cradle out of danger. Continue reading

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Padre: The Narrowing Path

After joining the priesthood and taking the name Father John, Russell Capshaw is sent to serve the parish of the Raramuri tribe in the canyons of the Sierra Madre in Mexico. There he learns that the tribesmen are being kidnapped by the local narcotrafficantes as forced labor for their drug fields. Continue reading

Postponing Armageddon
Postponing Armageddon

When history goes off course, can it be nudged back? The second coming of Jesus Christ was supposed to take place in the thousandth year of His era, but it did not happen as scheduled. For when the long-lived, Amaranthine thirteenth apostle sets off for Glastonbury Tor to initiate the start of Armageddon, the other clans of Amaranthines rise up to stop him. Continue reading

Requiem in Red by Kaye George
Requiem in Red

Aspiring conductor and amateur sleuth Cressa Carraway returns for a second installment of music and murder in this fast-paced mystery from author Kaye George. Fresh out of grad school, Cressa lands her dream job as conductor of a fledgling ensemble in Minnesota that aspires to grow into a major orchestra. Leaving her psychic friend Neek, boyfriend Daryl, and DePaul University behind, she quickly starts to wonder what she’s gotten herself into. Continue reading

Revenge
Revenge

When Marcus Glenfield committed suicide, he took his place among the Legions of Hell as the Demon of Regret. When he learns that the Prince of Wickedness, Belial, is planning to take his former fiancé, Brenda, as his consort, Marcus’s newfound belief in a second chance is quickly shattered in a fit of all too human rage. Continue reading

River Bottom Blues
River Bottom Blues

Mitty Andersen knows that rising blues star Bobby Tarleton didn’t die of a heroin overdose. He’d blown enough blues harmonica notes with Bobby to know that he would never let anything get in the way of his music. So when he gets the news in the middle of his blues set at Little Queenie’s, he suspects a cover-up—and he’s determined to put his ex-investigative reporter skills to work to find out what really happened. Continue reading

Cover Artwork for Seven Days to Goodbye by artist Stephanie Flint
Seven Days to Goodbye

After Trina’s beloved dog dies, she swears she’ll never get another one. But then she learns about service dogs, and realizes that if she becomes a Puppy Raiser, she could train puppy after puppy and never worry about them dying. But like all great ideas, this one has a serious flaw: her first service puppy must be returned to his kennel at the end of their week-long summer vacation… and saying goodbye to Sydney is going to be much tougher than she ever imagined. Continue reading

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Shadow Notes
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Slip Sliding Away

Recession. Unemployment. Student loan debt. Moving back home. This is the rude “welcome to adulthood” that college graduate Michael Reilly is striving to come to terms with—just like so many others of his generation. Now living with his father and stepmother, the only work he can find is a part-time retail job at the local mall. Continue reading

Sounds of Silence by Phillip Tomasso
Sounds of Silence

Twelve-year-old Marco Lippa is the star pitcher for his little league baseball team and does his best to lead his team to victory against their cross-town rivals, reveling in the cheering and applause. After one particular game, he becomes sick and is rushed to the hospital. Treated for meningococcal disease, Marco wakes up to discover that he is deaf—and all of his dreams seem to crumble. Continue reading

Speaking of Murder
Speaking of Murder: A Lauren Rousseau Mystery

The murder of a talented student at a small New England college thrusts linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau into the search for the killer. Lauren is a determined Quaker with an ear for accents. Her investigation exposes small town intrigues, academic blackmail and a clandestine drug cartel that now has its sights set on her. Continue reading

Starting Over

Trina Ryan’s challenging summer starts off with a puppy-fueled energy burst as she takes on another service dog for training—an eight-week-old black Labrador named Colton. And to help explore another dream, she’s taken a job at the barn next door in exchange for riding lessons with the barn’s schooling horse. It doesn’t take long for Trina to butt heads with Morgan Hart, an award-winning rider with a gorgeous thoroughbred named Knight—and a demanding, nasty demeanor with both people and her horse. Continue reading

Stress Fractures by J.E. Seymour. Cover art by Craig Jennion
Stress Fractures

Mob “troubleshooter” Kevin Markinson returns in this thrilling prequel to Lead Poisoning. Kevin Markinson hasn’t been broken… yet. Serving as a Marine sniper in Vietnam didn’t make him snap. Working as a CIA assassin didn’t faze him. Doing time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit was hard, but he managed to keep his tough and cool façade in place. Continue reading

The Anthropologist's Daughter
The Anthropologist’s Daughter

How do you help someone who is grieving, when you are grieving yourself? After the death of her mother, ten-year-old Imogen Hearne’s father hides his grief by burying himself in his work at the university, while her sister vents her anguish by acting up and running off with friends — leaving Immy to fend for herself. Continue reading

The Celibate Succubus by Barton Paul Levenson
The Celibate Succubus

Can a demon aspire to salvation? “Team Packer” is a covert Catholic strike team against the supernatural with a secret weapon in its arsenal: 16-year-old Delilah Vincentio—the world’s only Christian succubus. Trained by demons to despise humanity and lead them into sin, her unprecedented capacity for mercy led to her expulsion from Hell—and an angelic referral to Team Packer. Continue reading

The Chronocar
The Chronocar

Simmie Johnson was born the son of a slave. He was also a genius. After earning a PhD in physics from Tuskegee Institute, he wrote a paper outlining a theory for time travel, including plans for a time machine—called a chronocar. Continue reading

The Curious Case of the Tuscan Plague Doctor

After antiques dealer Zolena Gillette purchases a blind-box of antiques at an estate auction, Zolena discovers she has acquired a valuable piece of dark history: an authentic plague doctor’s mask from 15th century Italy. While searching to find a buyer for the macabre artifact, however, she quickly discovers that the mask is haunted by the tormented spirit of a medieval plague doctor. Continue reading

The Devil's Blues by Ricky Bush
The Devil’s Blues

When the best blues harp customizer in Texas rushes up the steps of the First Christian Church, a massive explosion sends him to a Houston hospital where he is charged with the murder of the entire congregation—including his wife and daughter. Enter Mitty Andersen, ex-investigative reporter turned blues musician, who was talking to him about a new harmonica order just before the church blew up. Continue reading

The Diamond Seekers
The Diamond Seekers

When a courier for the powerful crime family descended from Niccolò Machiavelli realizes he’s being followed by a rival family assassin, he takes a detour through the English countryside to shake his pursuer. He manages to hide his precious cargo—a fortune in blood diamonds from Sierra Leone—before his pursuer collides with an English family on a holiday drive. Continue reading

The Girl Who Flew Away cover artwork by Stephanie Flint
The Girl Who Flew Away

No good deed goes unpunished when freshman Steffie Brenner offers to give the awkward new neighbor girl a ride home after her first day at school. When her older sister Ali stops at a local park to apply for a job, Steffie and Madison slip out of the car for a walk—and Madison vanishes. Continue reading

The Hanged Man's Noose by Judy Penz Sheluk
The Hanged Man’s Noose

Small-town secrets and subterfuge lead to murder in this fast-moving, deftly written tale of high-stakes real estate wrangling gone amok. Journalist Emily Garland lands a plum assignment as the editor of a niche magazine based in Lount’s Landing, a small town named after a colorful 19th century Canadian traitor. Continue reading

The Hatbox Murders: An Elliott Bay Mystery. Cover artwork by Craig Jennion
The Hatbox Murders: An Elliott Bay Mystery

Set in 1950’s Seattle, The Hatbox Murders offers a delicious period mystery that’s perplexing enough to stump the Emerald City’s best detective—as well as mystery fans everywhere. Continue reading

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The Immaculate

When Sister Mary Aurelius is murdered in front of the shuttered Immaculate Conception school outside of Boston, former student Rosaria O’Reilly is determined to find justice for her mentor. The Malford Police have identified a mentally unstable homeless man as the killer, but Rosaria wasn’t trained to settle for the easy answer. With help from a close childhood friend, Nuncie DiStephano, now losing the struggle with an aggressive cancer, her investigations unravel a much larger, more sinister story. Continue reading

The Last Stand of Daronwy
The Last Stand of Daronwy

The protector of the forest is an ancient oak tree called Daronwy, who has turned the forest’s pain into a dark magic that it hopes can keep the remaining trees safe from further harm. The spell worked, too—until a young boy from the nearby neighborhood is drawn to the wood in search of the magic he can sense but never find. Continue reading

The Revolving Year by Vanessa Furse Jackson
The Revolving Year

It just might be the end of the world for 35-year-old Imogen Hearne. First, she learns that her beloved older sister has breast cancer, followed by the news that the lease on the small cottage that has been her home for the past ten years will be cancelled. The only bright spot on the horizon seems to be an extended visit from her niece Celia, who has recently dropped out from university. But Celia’s visit may turn out to be the cruelest blow of all. Continue reading

THE SABLE by Michael S. Malone. Cover artwork by Carol Marschner Malone.
The Sable

Who is a true African? This question has been asked and answered repeatedly through cycles of violent revolution over many years. The Sable draws you into this world at a flux point of the cycle, to a quiet farm where everything seems both ordered and content—until the violence and chaos arrives at the gates. Continue reading

The Scarred Letter by Val Muller
The Scarred Letter

Written by a veteran English teacher, The Scarred Letter weaves themes from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter into an accessible, intelligent tale of modern isolation and a young woman’s quest for truth and acceptance. Continue reading

The Stage
The Stage

Megan O’Day has always tried to limit her personal attachments. Her mother died when she was fifteen and she has no memories of her father. She has learned to survive through self-reliance alone. When a friend from high school opens a nightclub called The Stage in Seattle and offers her a job, Megan stumbles into a new world full of dangerous complications. Continue reading

The Treasure of Peta Nocona by Lee Pierce
The Treasure of Peta Nocona

Mace Brown wasn’t his real name. He used to be one of the deadliest gunfighters in the Southwest, but eventually he grew tired of the “kill or be killed” lifestyle, rode off into the desert—and simply disappeared. When Boston archeologist Dr. Jemima Carstairs arrives in Oneida, Texas to survey and study ancient Indian ruins in the Palo Duro Canyon, Mace reluctantly agrees to lead the expedition. Continue reading

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The Tugboat Murder: An Elliott Bay Mystery

Set in 1950’s Seattle, The Tugboat Murder offers a delicious period mystery that’s perplexing enough to stump the Emerald City’s finest detective—as well as mystery fans everywhere. Continue reading

The Unremarkable Squire
The Unremarkable Squire

In the kingdom of Basileon, an unremarkable and emotionally detached young man named Obed Kainos is about to stumble into adventure—quite against his will. When the knights of the realm gather in a quest to search for the lost Armor of Arkelon, Obed is chosen at random to replace the recently deceased squire of Sir Lance Valentino. While trying to perform his menial tasks faithfully, the young squire becomes entangled in the plots of mages, thieves, and kings. Continue reading

To Suffer A Witch: The Blackthorne Chronicles Book 1
To Suffer a Witch: The Blackthorne Chronicles 1

Salem, Massachusetts—1692. A plague of witches and dark magic has descended upon the village of Salem. When a court of Oyer and terminer is called by the governor to bring the guilty to trial, attorney Jacob Blackthorne and the Reverend Cotton Mather are tasked with finding the reasons behind all of this evil. The trouble is, Jacob Blackthorne already knows the answer. Continue reading

Winner Take None
Winner Take None

Can a 14-year-old orphan out-con a heartless bunch of rustlers, hustlers and railroad thugs? When Deuter Seebea loses his family and only friend on the way to Oregon in 1879, he has no place to go, and nobody to turn to… Continue reading