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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

Shadow Notes front cover. Artwork by Stephanie Bibb Flint
Shadow Notes

Clara Montague didn’t want to go home to Connecticut for Christmas. Her mother Constance never seemed to like her—or her intuitive dreams about the people she loved. Now living in Europe, Clara dreams her mother is in terrible danger, and can’t ignore it. 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

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 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 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 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