Jan 302018
 
Sergeant Kathy Stone is assaulted after a works ‘do’, and DI Jane Francis and the team at Kendal CID are baffled. Who would be stupid enough to attack a serving police officer in a quiet Lake District town? And that’s not Jane’s only problem, because she’s sure that a high-flying colleague has been coercing female suspects into having sex with him. Professional standards aren’t interested, so step forward, once again, no nonsense shepherd-detective Owen Irvine…

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Jan 302018
 

FBI Profiler Chase Adams is back for the third installment in the bestselling series!

Someone is targeting high-stakes poker games in Las Vegas, brutally murdering the players and stealing the cash. The last time Chase went undercover, things went terribly wrong. This time, the potential is far worse. But who else can infiltrate the best poker games in Vegas and stop the killer or killers before they strike again?

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 Posted by at 1:50 pm
Jan 302018
 
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant’s tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself.

The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and gets inside Lindsay in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends and confidantes in the Women’s Murder Club warn Lindsay against taking the crimes too much to heart. With lives at stake, the detective can’t help but follow the case into ever more terrifying terrain.

A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay’s unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

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 Posted by at 1:48 pm
Jan 282018
 
Would you take a job at a hotel where a guest had recently turned up missing?

Jane Carter’s friend Emma does just that, but as Jane becomes alarmed for the safety of her friend, the mystery is compounded by a stolen houseboat, a bunch of counterfeit paintings, and a jewelry salesman on the lam.

About the Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mystery Series:

This quirky historical cozy mystery series is set in the fictional American city of Greenville during the 1920s and features Jane Carter, a young widow who returns home to live with her father after the tragic death of her journalist husband.

Jane’s father owns a local newspaper and wants Jane to take it over someday, but Jane is adamant that she has no desire to be a reporter. Instead, she turns her talent for writing to concocting melodramatic romances for fly-by-night rags who almost never pay on time.

Jane claims that she’s holding out for a millionaire before she marries again, but the only man who makes her heart beat faster is Jack, a reporter on her father’s staff. Not only has Jane vowed she will never become a newspaperman herself, she’s doubly insistent on never again marrying one.

While trying to turn out enough column inches of overwrought romantic bilge to keep her old car on the road, and herself in shoes, Jane runs into the most extraordinary circumstances. In Jane’s madcap world, it’s a constant round of kidnappings, curses, stolen jewels, counterfeit paintings, and hidden stashes of gold. There’s plenty of crime to go around, but nary a murder.

Accompanying Jane on her adventures is her best friend, Florence. Jane and Flo may get into one perilous situation after another, but they are never damsels in distress, because, as Jane puts it, “A real lady always carries her own pocket knife.”

All this getting into harm’s way alarms her father’s housekeeper, Mrs. Timms. Mrs. Timms believes it’s her mission in life to turn motherless Jane into a proper lady, but seeing as Jane has just turned twenty-four, Mrs. Timms considerable efforts appear to have been in vain. However, the housekeeper won’t give up trying, just as Jane won’t give up on seeing Mrs. Timms and her father center-aisling it to the altar and saying, “I do.”

This series is adapted from Mildrid Wirt’s Penny Parker mysteries, which have fallen out of copyright. The author has made extensive alterations and additions to both the characters and plots of the original novels, but readers familiar with Ms. Wirt’s stories will notice similarities.

These are murderless mysteries. Despite a constant crime wave, there seem to be no murders in the city of Greenville. There may be plenty of peril in the form of kidnappings, heists, and the occasional assault, but nobody ever dies, and justice is always served.

If you like light-hearted historical mysteries with quirky characters and a bit of zany humor, this may be the series for you!

This series may be of interest to fans of: Lee Strauss (Ginger Gold Mysteries), Jaqueline Winspear (Masie Dobbs Mysteries), Patricia Wentworth (Miss Silver Mysteries), Jessica Ellicot (Berl and Edwina Mysteries Series), Clara Benson, L. B. Hathaway (Posie Parker Mysteries), Leighann Dobbs (Hazel Martin Mysteries), T. E. Kinsey (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries), Margarete Addison (Rose Simpson Mysteries), Emily Organ (Penny Green Mysteries), and the Phryne Fisher Mystery Series. Readers who enjoy the works of Alexander McCall Smith, Tarquin Hall, Ashley Weaver, Frances Brody, Maia Chance, Radha Vatsal, Shea MacLeod, Alyssa Maxwell, Sabrina Flynn, Vivian Conroy, and Anita Davison may also enjoy this series of gentle mystery stories set in the roaring twenties.

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 Posted by at 10:32 am
Jan 282018
 
Relaxation, a little quiet contemplation…what could go wrong?

Becky was finally doing the one thing that made her the happiest: painting. She had started on a painting that was just missing something, much like her life was missing a little excitement. Though she was now taking care of both her store and teaching a painting class, things had become dull in her life. That was until Summer, the Cookie Queen, was discovered murdered just a few blocks away from her store.

Becky knows that she can’t return to a peaceful life of painting and running her shop until Summer’s murderer is found. But the closer Becky gets to the truth, the more dangerous things become.

This Cozy Mystery Novel is packed with quirky characters, rousing romps and a whodunnit that wraps up cleanly. No cliffhangers, no curse words and no obscenity.

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 Posted by at 10:30 am
Jan 282018
 
A Victorian mystery with a haunting twist! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and Antonia Hodgson…

A scandalous rumour is sweeping through Brighton. But is everything really as it seems …?

Brighton, 1871

Forty-one years after his death, King George IV is said to be haunting the Royal Pavilion. The story of the ghostly encounter has been published anonymously, and it is sweeping through the town.

Mina Scarletti, an author herself, immediately suspects the story to be false. And when she inspects the Pavilion, she is certain her suspicions are correct.

But as she prepares to expose the false claims, her past begins to catch up with her. Blackmailed and threatened by those with an ulterior motive, Mina finds herself caught in a trap.

Can Mina prove that the Royal Ghost is a fake? Will she escape from the threat hanging over her?

Or will she find herself in grave danger …?

THE ROYAL GHOST is the second cosy mystery in Linda Stratmann’s intriguing historical series, the Mina Scarletti investigations, a traditional British detective series with a feisty woman sleuth set in Victorian Brighton.

“I found this tale totally different from the usual Victorian melodramas, as it was firmly based on fact and the beliefs of the time. The pace is good, the characters believable and the style of writing suits the time in which it is set without going over the top. I enjoyed it very much.” Historical Novel Society

“This beautifully written mystery tale could be glibly summed up as Jane Austen meets a female Perry Mason. The historical background is evocative and brings middle class Victorian Brighton, with all its gullibility, gossip, backbiting, social climbing and pretensions, to life, often with a wry sense of humour. Mina is a more than believable protagonist, pragmatic and resourceful and while realising her limitations, determined not to let her disability stop her doing things she wants to. The supporting characters are also well-rounded and contribute effectively to the whole.” John Cleal, Crime Review

“The Royal Ghost benefits from a nicely evoked setting in Victorian Brighton, and casts entertaining light on an era when ghosts and psychic phenomena were all the rage.” Martin Edwards

“If you enjoy the Frances Doughty mysteries then you’ll find this book right down your street.” Crime Fiction Lover

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 Posted by at 10:28 am
Jan 282018
 
The first in a thrilling Victorian mystery series, with a feisty female lead! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and Antonia Hodgson…

Those grieving for their lost love ones are desperate to communicate with the dead once more. But are they falling prey to unscrupulous fortune hunters?

Brighton, 1871

Psychics and mediums have become all the rage in fashionable Brighton. But can they really communicate with the dead?

Mina Scarletti, a local authoress, is sceptical. But when her recently widowed mother insists on hosting a séance, she agrees to take part.

Miss Eustace certainly seems convincing, and there is no doubt that she has amassed plenty of loyal followers, but why are the meetings always held in the dark? And why is her address kept a secret?

Plagued with doubts and concerned that her mother and her vulnerable friends may be falling prey to conmen and tricksters, Mina decides to investigate. Under the ploy of wishing to communicate with her dead father’s – Mr Scarletti’s – ghost, she leaves no stone unturned in her quest for the truth.

Is Mina right to doubt the spiritualists? Can she convince her mother she is being duped by a fraudster?

Or will Mr Scarletti’s Ghost return from the grave …?

MR SCARLETTI’S GHOST is the first cosy mystery in Linda Stratmann’s intriguing historical series, the Mina Scarletti Mysteries, a traditional British detective series with a feisty woman sleuth set in Victorian Brighton.

“I love Linda Stratmann’s writing. Her descriptions of Brighton are so sharp and vivid you can smell and taste the city on every page.” – Peter James, author of Dead Like You

‘Linda Stratmann has provided an indomitable heroine in Mina Scarletti’ – promotingcrime.blogspot.com

‘The novel is perfect for those who enjoy a Victorian atmosphere […] it is thoughtful, well-characterised and thought-provoking’ – Historical Novel Society

‘Linda Stratmann is happily feeding the unquenchable thirst for Victorian crime fiction’ – www.crimefictionlover.com

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 Posted by at 10:26 am
Jan 282018
 
Jane Carter attends a society wedding where the groom goes missing. Is it a simple case of cold feet, or is something far more sinister afoot?

About the Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mystery Series:

This quirky historical cozy mystery series is set in the fictional American city of Greenville during the 1920s and features Jane Carter, a young widow who returns home to live with her father after the tragic death of her journalist husband.

Jane’s father owns a local newspaper and wants Jane to take it over someday, but Jane is adamant that she has no desire to be a reporter. Instead, she turns her talent for writing to concocting melodramatic romances for fly-by-night rags who almost never pay on time.

Jane claims that she’s holding out for a millionaire before she marries again, but the only man who makes her heart beat faster is Jack, a reporter on her father’s staff. Not only has Jane vowed she will never be a newspaperman herself, she’s doubly insistent on never again marrying one.

While trying to turn out enough column inches of overwrought romantic bilge to keep her old car on the road, and herself in shoes, Jane runs into the most extraordinary circumstances. In Jane’s madcap world, it’s a constant round of kidnappings, curses, stolen jewels, counterfeit paintings, and hidden stashes of gold. There’s plenty of crime to go around, but nary a murder.

Accompanying Jane on her adventures is her best friend, Florence. Jane and Flo may get into one perilous situation after another, but they are never damsels in distress, because, as Jane puts it, “A real lady always carries her own pocket knife.”

All this getting into harm’s way alarms her father’s housekeeper, Mrs. Timms. Mrs. Timms believes it’s her mission in life to turn motherless Jane into a proper lady, but seeing as Jane has just turned twenty-four, Mrs. Timms considerable efforts appear to have been in vain. However, the housekeeper won’t give up trying, just as Jane won’t give up on seeing Mrs. Timms and her father center-aisling it to the altar and saying, “I do.”

This series is adapted from Mildrid Wirt’s Penny Parker mysteries, which have fallen out of copyright. The author has made extensive alterations and additions to both the characters and plots of the original novels, but readers familiar with Ms. Wirt’s stories will notice similarities.

These are murderless mysteries. Despite a constant crime wave, there seem to be no murders in the city of Greenville. There may be plenty of peril in the form of kidnappings, heists, and the occasional assault, but nobody ever dies, and justice is always served.

If you like light-hearted historical mysteries with quirky characters and a bit of zany humor, this may be the series for you!

This series may be of interest to fans of: Lee Strauss (Ginger Gold Mysteries), Jaqueline Winspear (Masie Dobbs Mysteries), Patricia Wentworth (Miss Silver Mysteries), Jessica Ellicot (Berl and Edwina Mysteries Series), Clara Benson, L. B. Hathaway (Posie Parker Mysteries), Leighann Dobbs (Hazel Martin Mysteries), T. E. Kinsey (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries), Margarete Addison (Rose Simpson Mysteries), Emily Organ (Penny Green Mysteries), and the Phryne Fisher Mystery Series. Readers who enjoy the works of Alexander McCall Smith, Tarquin Hall, Ashley Weaver, Frances Brody, Maia Chance, Radha Vatsal, Shea MacLeod, Alyssa Maxwell, Sabrina Flynn, Vivian Conroy, and Anita Davison may also enjoy this series of gentle mystery stories set in the roaring twenties.

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 Posted by at 10:24 am
Jan 282018
 
A small-town mystery novella with a dash of romance and a few ghosts.

When Max Elliot invites Izzy Grant to a fancy Ivy League alumni reception at the Tawnee Mountain Resort, the ghost hunters anticipate a romantic weekend getaway at the premier ski and golf destination.  But when wealthy hotelier Leona Hutton is murdered, and her ghost asks Izzy to find her killer, she and Max decide to investigate.

Will Izzy and Max solve the case before more alumni end up dead, or the killer turns the tables and decides to hunt the ghost hunters?

Leona’s Last Resort is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Leona’s Last Resort features ghost hunters, Izzy Grant and Max Elliot, from the Izzy & Max Paranormal Mystery series. 

Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series can beread in any order.

The Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series includes:
Leona’s Last Resort by Karen M. Bryson
Dark Side of the Mountain by R.J. Rosatte
Deadly Reception by Karen Randau
Black Diamond Graves by Wendy Fallon
Deadly Misfire by Laurie Fagen
Cassidy’s Deadly Exit by Marla J. Hayes
The Quinnipiac Disappearance by Lee Tidball

 

 

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 Posted by at 10:22 am
Jan 282018
 
**EXTRA, EXTRA!** Read all about it! Dive into this insightful, short interview with geek girl extraordinaire, Lexi Carmichael. No question is off-limits! An exclusive interview by Angel Sinclair, the new star of the geeky, YA spin-off of the Lexi Carmichael series titled WHITE KNIGHTS by Julie Moffett.

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 Posted by at 10:20 am