May 122017
 
When Maisie Swenson stumbles onto the site of an ancient church steeped in pirate folklore, she’s thrilled to explore it. She never expects to find a young woman lying in the churches yard clutching flowers like a real live Snow White. And just like the cartoon Snow White, this woman cannot be awakened.

As Maisie tries to puzzle through that situation, one of her guests is found in a coma, too. Only this one is mysteriously clutching a necklace.

Can she ever sort through all the crazy clues to find where the pirate and ghost stories end and a real life killer begins? Or are the folklore tales true after all?

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May 122017
 
Sloane Harper has sworn off men—for her sanity, and her safety. But with or without men, trouble always seems to find Sloane.
When her ex’s ex-mistress comes knocking for help, Sloane does what she does best : she helps way more than she should. As she investigates London’s art scene, Sloane runs into a very handsome but very shady artist, a quirky bunch of thieves, and a cunning old flame.
Perhaps Sloane should have sworn off playing private detective instead of men.

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May 122017
 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!  SPECIAL PRICE UNTIL RELEASE DAY…MAY 31ST!

If you’ve gotten to know Faith Franklin in her 1st three adventures and you’re ready for more…IT’S TIME!  Join Faith in her 4th adventure, Banana Whip Safari Trip, coming on May 31st!  And this time their going on safari…in Kenya!

But be sure to purchase it now because it will be increasing to its regular price upon release!

Written by #2 Bestseller Nancy McGovern & talented newcomer Cyra Bruce, the Slice of Paradise Cozy Mystery series has it all:  intriguing characters, clever whodunits & tasty recipes that come directly from Faith’s Slice of Paradise café in beautiful, sunny Florida!

If you haven’t jumped into this series yet, do yourself a favor and get started…NOW!


And don’t forget to join the “Slice of Paradise Mailing List” inside this book to receive updates on the series, behind-the-scenes info & a FREE “SLICE OF PARADISE” STORY called The Cream Pie Alibi! You’ll love it!

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May 122017
 
Chloe’s got it all: a happy marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, her first child on the way, and the chance to be the maid-of-honor in her best friend, Lori’s, upcoming wedding. The stresses of the past year are behind her… almost.

Chris Winters, Chloe’s half-brother, still isn’t in jail, even though he’s the main suspect in a double homicide. The police don’t have enough hard evidence to charge him with the crime, but Chloe is certain it was him. After all, he tried to kill her when she was a child.

When Chris begins to stalk Lori, Chloe is furious and decides it is past time he was locked up for good. She has the best security team money can buy, yet she knows they’re missing something, and mistakes in this business can be deadly. The deeper she digs, though, the less the facts add up.

Chloe’s got mere weeks to figure out how to keep her best friend safe, save the wedding from disaster, and get Chris back in jail where he belongs. That is, if she can gather enough evidence before he strikes again.

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May 122017
 
Mind Games, book eleven in the Sam Smith Mystery Series. Each book in the series contains a complete story and can be read as a stand-alone. Each story contains approximately 50,000 words and runs to 240 printed pages.

A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Sasha Pryce, a teenage chess prodigy, presented me with a problem. She wanted me to track down Steve Chapin, her coaching assistant. Steve had mysteriously disappeared, leaving no clue as to his whereabouts. However, Sasha insisted that I should follow her strict instructions – her father, eminent pharmacologist Professor Christian Pryce, must not learn of my investigation.

Meanwhile, Professor Pryce had hired a handsome bodyguard, Blake, to protect Sasha. For what reason? She had no idea. And to complicate matters further, Blake decided to cast a lascivious eye over my romance-shy friend and assistant, Faye Collister.

Mind Games, a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, an exploration of the many aspects of love.

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May 122017
 
Just as Jesse Camden is ready to shake herself out of her romantic rut and take a giant step forward with Sheriff Joe Tyler, a dead ex-fiance reaches out to yank her two steps back.

Misty Bennett, seventeen-year-old daughter of Jesse’s former beau Ronald Bennett, is the closest thing to a daughter of her own that Jesse has ever had. So when Misty flees from her father’s overbearing bride-to-be and travels across two states to arrive on Jesse’s doorstep, Jesse takes the girl in. And when the fiancée herself shows up demanding the girl’s return, Jesse sends the woman packing and vows to keep Misty safe until her father comes for her.

But when Ronnie Bennett’s body is found just miles from Myrtle Grove, Jesse is left to unravel the mystery of his murder and help gather the shattered pieces of his daughter’s life.

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May 122017
 
Like a sampler box of chocolates–-dip in and find your favorite!

Included in A Cozy Sampler are selections of seven of Lorraine Bartlett’s novels. These include the opening

chapters of four of the Victoria Square Mysteries (A CRAFTY KILLING, THE WALLED FLOWER, ONE HOT MURDER, and

DEAD, BATH and BEYOND, as well as the companion cookbook, RECIPES TO DIE FOR); the opening chapters of the
first Lotus Bay Mystery (WITH BAITED BREATH), and a bonus feature of the first three chapters from the Tales of
Telenia adventure-fantasy series (STRANDED and JOURNEY).

These chapters give readers an overview of her various series as well as a chance to get to know the characters.

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May 122017
 
We are never too old to find out the truth…

Irene Franks is a pensioner, who fancies herself to be a bit of a sleuth.

Ruth Sinclair is a bored young housewife and stay at home mother to her toddler daughter Lillian.

They meet one day when Irene jumps in a frozen pond to rescue a dog, and Ruth takes her back to her house to warm up.

Soon, an unlikely friendship develops, and the next thing you know Irene and Ruth are walking around a crime scene…and figuring out things even the police missed.

When a local woman named Lesley Cooper is murdered, Irene sets out to prove that the victim’s ex-husband, Russ, is not the culprit.

The pair determine Russ has been living in the attic of his former home, just above where the murder occurred.

Following the murder he panicked and moved to the attic of the rental next door, which is where Irene and Ruth find him.

They convince him to turn himself into the police, then set about proving he is not the killer.

Soon they discover Lesley’s own father, Geoff Allenby, disappeared twenty years earlier, and is presumed dead.

Irene is convinced the cases are connected, and sets about to prove it, no matter what it takes.

Their search will take them to a women’s roller derby league, as well as collecting for charity with Irene dressed as a vicar, gate-crashing a funeral, and lead to Ruth applying for a job at Lesley’s old company, where her long-gone father happened to work as well.

It’s a nice break from the boredom of being a housewife for Ruth, but how many lies will she have to tell her husband Lucus?

And will they get caught?

The Missing Witness combines suspenseful mystery and an unlikely partnership that with keep you hooked until the very end.

Praise for Jo Smedley

‘Unforgettably suspenseful’ – Thomas Waugh

Jo Smedley is best known as an author of murder mystery games at Red Herring Games. This is her first in a series of murder mystery novels set in her home town of Grimsby.

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May 122017
 
Given the trainwreck my life has become, I’ve earned my cynical attitude. I’m trapped in a dead-end job at the Bear Butte County Sheriff’s Office—a position I took out of desperation after the brutal murder of my Lakota half-brother. Three years have passed, his case is cold, and my coping mechanisms—tequila, cigarettes and dubious men—no longer serve as excuses for my grief; they define who I am.

Welcome to my world—Julie Collins, harbinger of doom and a sucker for lost causes.

So when the body of a sixteen-year-old white girl surfaces and the death details are alarmingly similar to my brother’s murder, Kevin Wells—my best pal and local PI—admits he’d been hired to find the missing kid before she turned up dead.
I’m roped into helping Kevin tie up loose ends regarding the girl’s disappearance…and that’s when things begin to unravel. Lies are revealed. Bullets start flying. Yet nothing—not even death threats—will stop me from digging for the truth and finding the justice for this girl that my brother was denied.

But the killer is willing to kill again to make sure these secrets stay buried. And this time, I’m in the crosshairs.

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May 122017
 
Family are more deadly than strangers.
In this novella series prequel, Emma Haythorne (unmarried, but soon to meet Sam Berry) is staying at neighbouring Nettifield pastoral station, on the Murray, to help her friend Bea Macdonald look after the household comprising her three brothers, father George and terminally ill mother, Martha. Family visitors arrive by paddle steamer, on their way home from a trip to England. Shortly into their visit, George Macdonald’s half-brother, Vernon Appleton, is found dead in the stable. Emma is charged by the dying woman with finding out who killed him, but who, apart from her husband, had a motive?
An Emma Berry Murray River Australia cozy mystery. Includes a sample of Book 1, A Gem of a Problem.

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