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Every town has its secrets, but no one has a secret like hers.

Amber Blackwood, lifelong resident of Edgehill, Oregon, has earned a reputation for being a semi-reclusive odd duck. Her store, The Quirky Whisker, is full of curiosities, from extremely potent sleepy teas and ever-burning candles to kids’ toys that seem to run endlessly without the aid of batteries. The people of Edgehill think of the Quirky Whisker as an integral part of their feline-obsessed town, but most give Amber herself a wide berth. Amber prefers it that way; it keeps her secret safe. But that secret is thrown into jeopardy when Amber’s friend Melanie is found dead, a vial of headache tonic from Amber’s store clutched in her hand.

Edgehill’s newest police chief has had it out for Amber since he arrived three years before. He can’t possibly know she’s a witch, but his suspicions about her odd store and even odder behavior have shot her to the top of his suspect list. When the Edgehill rumor mill finds out Melanie was poisoned, it’s not only the police chief who looks at Amber differently. Determined to both find justice for her friend and to clear her own name, Amber must use her unique gifts to help track down Melanie’s real killer. A quest that threatens much more than her secret …



Mpenzi’s a new witch in a new town. Her long-lost mother’s been locked up for murder. What should she do? Find the real killer – however dangerous that may be.

So far, Mpenzi’s done well. Despite her reading disability, she’s qualified as a lawyer in London and raised her two brothers on her own. But she doesn’t have the skills to hunt down a murderer.

True Mpenzi’s a white witch, so she could use magic, and she does have her mother’s Book of Spells, but she’s hit a stumbling block. Try as she may, Mpenzi cannot decipher the grimoire’s medieval script. She needs help desperately if she’s to save her mother from a life in prison.

Will the High Council of the Guild of White Witches listen to her plea and allow her an assistant in time to free her mother? An assistant with supernatural powers of their own?

If you love stories about witches, magic, and talking cats and dogs, all spiced up with a dollop of danger, you’ll love following along with Mpenzi and Felix, her shape-shifting sidekick, as they fight the good fight against evil in the small French seaside town of Beaucoup-sur-Mer.



Jane Delaney does things her paying customers can’t do, don’t want to do, don’t want to be seen doing, can’t bring themselves to do, and/or don’t want it to be known they’d paid someone to do. To dead people.

Life gets complicated for Jane and her Death Diva business when she’s hired to liberate a gaudy mermaid brooch from the corpse during a wake—on behalf of the rightful owner, supposedly. Well, a girl’s got to make a living, and this assignment pays better than scattering ashes, placing flowers on graves, or bawling her eyes out as a hired mourner. Unfortunately for Jane, someone else is just as eager to get his hands on that brooch, and he’s even sneakier than she is, not to mention dangerously sexy.

Just when she thinks her biggest problem is grand theft mermaid, things take a murderous turn. But hey, when you’ve teamed up with a neurotic seven-pound poodle named Sexy Beast, how can you go wrong?



STARVATION TAKES MANY FORMS

Ash Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it’s safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers. 

Hannah manages to convince herself the killings have nothing to do with her brutal past—but then her boyfriend is murdered in the same ruthless manner as the others. And the police think she may have had something to do with it.

The cops are right about one thing: Hannah is responsible. Because she knows who the killer is. Now she must face the fact that she brought a monster with her to Ash Park—and his appetite for blood is insatiable.

Everyone’s hungry for something. 

Some are more famished than others.

Dark, gritty, and raw, Famished is an emotional roller coaster and an electrifying debut from bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn.



My name is Jules Hooker. I have lived through a few crappy moments in my life.

With a name like Hooker, you can just imagine—but nothing, nothing, compares to the two intensely and world-shatteringly crappy things that happened to me this last June. Three, I guess, if you count Gilbert.

After my boyfriend dumped me on the day I thought he was going to propose, I’d have to say two other really bad things happened last June. The first would have to be the dead body I discovered in the rental house in France where I went to get over being dumped.

The second—and very possibly I should have led with this—was the dirty bomb that exploded over the Riviera throwing me and everyone else in France back to the 1950s.

So now I’m stranded here—trying to make a living by solving murders the old fashioned way — without help from DNA, databases, CSI crime labs or the police. And I’m doing it in France. Where I do not speak the language. During the apocalypse. Sound like fun?



Things can get pretty dark in the City of Light

Claire Baskerville is a sixty-something American who finds herself alone in Paris when her husband is brutally murdered. Reeling from the onslaught of devastating secrets he left behind Claire is stunned to realize she no longer knows who to trust.

She only knows she can’t move forward until she finds out the truth behind who killed her husband.

In spite of a genetic brain anomaly that makes it impossible for her to remember faces –even ones she’d seen just moments before, and all alone in a foreign city, Claire doggedly collects the clues that will lead her to her husband’s killer.

Unfortunately, the closer she gets to the truth, the more determined that killer is to make sure she never leaves Paris alive.

A clean read: no graphic violence, sex or strong language.



Aly doesn’t believe in psychics. Too bad she just had a vision.

Aly’s got enough on her plate, with finishing her degree and taking care of her nephew and starting her new job at the antique store while drooling over the owner’s gorgeous son. No time for visions.

Alas, the universe doesn’t care what Aly believes. When she turns 21, she starts to feel psychic impressions left on objects. A disorienting power for someone surrounded by antiques. Then cranky customer Earl is killed, and Aly’s new boss Olive is the prime suspect—not to mention the only person who understands Aly’s gifts.

Who hated Earl enough to kill? Police would rather make a quick arrest than investigate, so it’s up to Aly to clear Olive’s name.

Shady Grove is reeling from the first murder in decades. If Aly can get her hands on the right object, she’ll know what happened. Can she learn to control her visions before the killer sets their sights on her?



From USA Today Bestselling Author, P.D. Workman!

Reg Rawlins, professional con, has really gotten herself into a bind this time.

The fortune teller gig started as a scam, but she suddenly finds herself tangled up in the case of Warren Blake, a man who she thought was dead. It turns out he may still be alive, but in mortal peril.

Reg has always taken the quick exit, the easy way out, but running out on this racket might mean someone else’s death.

Staying in it might mean hers.

This is Book 1 of 12 in the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator Series



A Shamus Award Finalist and Named Best Mystery in the 2015 Next Generation Book Awards

A body in a rundown Opera House.
A missing manuscript
A dark family secret. 


Still suffering nightmares from a case that ended tragically, brilliant freelance crime consultant Scott Drayco considers retiring from crime solving altogether. When a former client bequeaths Drayco a rundown Opera House in a Virginia seaside town, he figures he’ll arrange for a quick sale of the place while nursing his battered soul in a peaceful setting near the shore.

What he doesn’t count on is finding a dead body on the Opera House stage with a mysterious “G” carved into the man’s chest. With hopes for a quick sale dashed and himself a suspect in the murder, Drayco digs into very old and very dangerous secrets to solve the crime and clear his name. Along the way, Drayco must dodge a wary sheriff, hostility over coastal development, and the seductive wife of a town councilman – before the tensions explode into more violence and he becomes the next victim.



Beautiful, rich, and skilled…

…as a life coach, Simone also liked to kill.

Would Liz be her next victim? At 29, she’s been happily married for two years. Her childhood was filled with trauma, and it drove her to become a police officer. Liz had found balance in life, love, and her career. That morning in Marietta, it all changed in an instant.

The shots rang out. Training and instincts took over. Liz couldn’t stop him.

She wasn’t a detective, but they needed her help. This mass shooting had the Atlanta metro area worried, and the chief needed answers. Liz was vital to the case.

There’s just one problem … they’re chasing a pawn in a bigger game.

You’ll love this heart-pounding crime novel because the twists, turns, and red herrings elevate the suspense to the next level.



There’s nothing practical about magic—which is why I ditched my wand years ago.

Thirteen years, to be exact.

The day I left Silverlake.

Except now, a family emergency has called me back home, and quite frankly, I’d rather be anywhere but here.

But when my aunt raises her wand to cure a friend and he ends up dead, it becomes abundantly clear I’m not leaving anytime soon.

Welcome to Silverlake, a place where nothing is EVER as it seems… and where a witch can find, and lose, a lot more than herself.



Graduate student Raina Sun is trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in.

Her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent, and her quest to retrieve the money sets in motion a streak of even worse luck.

First, she stumbles upon her advisor’s dead body and becomes a suspect in his murder. Next, the only man she’s ever loved reappears as the lead detective on the case. Raina’s having trouble interpreting his signals–does he want to reignite their passion, or just stay close to his prime suspect?

Her life careens further out of control when her grandma shows up at Raina’s postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble of her own. As Raina summons her sleuthing skills, she discovers that when it comes to murder, there may be no place for an amateur.

Come on in, the water’s fine–get your copy of Raining Men and Corpses today!



India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her.

Despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who’ll accept her – an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he’s ill.

Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won’t tell India why any old one won’t do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London’s best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she’s certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she’ll find herself unemployed and homeless again – and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.



When Amanda’s lying, cheating, scam-artist husband, saves her life, she can almost forgive him for dragging his feet on their divorce.

Then she discovers he’d been dead for several hours at the time she thought he rescued her. And not just dead…murdered.

On the good side, at least they are no longer married.

But she’s the primary suspect in Charley’s murder and, as if that isn’t bad enough, Charley’s ghost shows up in her apartment. He was rejected, kicked back, not allowed to go into the light. The situation was bad enough when he was alive and trying to charm his way back into her life, but now he claims to be unable to go more than a few yards away from her. She can’t even be certain he isn’t peeking when she undresses for bed.

Even death did not them part.

As Amanda puts her life in danger in an effort to bring Charley’s murderer to justice and send him into the light or the dark or anywhere away from her, she learns her knowledge of Charley’s misdeeds is only the tip of a toxic iceberg. Charley blackmailed his murderer, blackmailed Amanda’s father, lied about his family being dead when he is actually related to half the town of Silver Creek, Texas, and, with his treachery, has stirred up secrets that will change Amanda’s life.



She planned her escape to the last detail—she didn’t plan on falling in love.

Megan Thomas wants to get lost—preferably in someone else’s life. But can she really escape the terror of her past, to grab onto some hope of a future?

Leaving Chicago and her mob-connected husband behind, she assumes a new identity. She planned her escape to the last detail—but she didn’t plan on Smyth Parker.

Smyth Parker is already lost. And he sure as hell doesn’t need a complication like Megan Thomas in his life. He wants nothing from no one and expects to live out his life in solitude. But when Megan fears her husband has found her, she runs again, and no detailed plan can save her this time. When she runs blindly into Smyth’s arms, he has no choice but to protect her.

Can two people running away from life, figure out how to trust each other enough to live?



Hey guys, I’m Kat Crowe, and I wanna tell you about the time I spent in California which ended abruptly when someone was murdered in my store.

Maybe moving out west from Arkansas wasn’t the best move. But before everything went south, I had a lot of fun tending my magical plants and catching some waves in my spare time.

I never imagined things could go so wrong. Or that I’d find myself caught up in a mystery where everyone was a suspect.

Now I don’t think of myself as an amateur sleuth, but there was no getting around the fact that I had skin in the game. So it was up to me to crack the case, or my life would be left in ruins. I’d love to tell y’all who did it… but you’ll have to read the book to find out!

If you enjoy paranormal cozy mysteries with a horticultural twist, this introductory story for Trouble Down Under should be just the ticket.



Amanda Clarke thinks of herself as perfectly ordinary in every way.

Just a small-town girl who serves breakfast all day in a little diner nestled next to the highway, nothing but dairy farms for miles around. She fits in there.

But then an old woman she never met dies, and Amanda was named in her will. Now Amanda packs a bag and heads to the big city, to Miss Zenobia Weekes’ Charm School for Exceptional Young Ladies. And it’s not in just any neighborhood. No, she finds herself on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, a street lined with gorgeous old houses, the former homes of lumber barons, railroad millionaires, even the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Why, Amanda can practically hear the jazz music still playing across the decades.

Scratch that. The music really, literally, still plays in the backyard of the charm school. Because the house stretches across time itself. Without a witch to protect this tear in the fabric of the world, anything can spill over. Like music. Or like murder.

“Charm School”, Book 1 in the Witches Three Cozy Mystery series. If you’re a fan of Amanda M. Lee, N.M. Howell, or Amy Boyles, this mélange of magic and murder mystery is sure to charm you.



“Come to me, Lyla, and I’ll let your father live.”

Three years ago, Lyla Dalton fled from the glittering lights of Las Vegas and the ruthless man who rules the criminal underworld, Gavin Pyre.

She created a new identity and has been living a quiet life, but that’s at an end. He’s found her and is bringing her back to where she belongs.

As Lyla navigates through the dark secrets of her past, she’s forced to face a man who won’t accept no for an answer from the woman he still claims as his.

Author’s Note: Crime Lord’s Captive is a dark romance novel with triggers, violence, and mature themes that may make some readers uncomfortable.



A morose parrot with a reputation for biting sums up Brookside Retirement Community for reluctant resident, Josephine Bartlett.

But when Brookside turns out to be a setting for art theft, dodgy dealings, and naked poker, it becomes vastly more interesting.

Josephine investigates the unusual goings on with friend and handwriting expert, Lill Fitzel.

And the two befriend a young woman Josephine tries to prevent from making the same mistakes she has made.

This is Book One of Ann Warner’s gripping cozy mystery series.

…a love story with fascinating details about maritime law, and the consequences of others’ heartless actions. S. Nolden



She’s got her head in the clouds and a taste for solving crime…

Mei Yamagawa is out of luck and out of money. After five years in Tokyo, she has little to show for it besides a laundry list of unrealized dreams. Left without a choice, she returns to her rural Japanese hometown, ready to be branded a failure by her relatives and rivals. At the least, she looks forward to seeing her best friend, until Akiko is accused of murdering her own father.

As Mei helps her farmer mother with the crops, she scouts for clues to clear her friend’s name. But during her investigation, she can’t help but notice the celebrity chef looking in her direction. The amateur detective can balance a new love interest and a murder case… can’t she?

To clear her friend of the crime and find the real killer, Mei’s going to need every last ounce of her imagination… and just a pinch of luck.

The Daydreamer Detective is the savory starter to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels. If you like twisty plots, delectable food descriptions, and rural Japanese towns, then you’ll love Steph Gennaro culinary tale.



Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst.

It’s up to a brilliant autistic investigator to keep a ruthless killer from striking again.

World renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Doctor Genevieve Lenard investigates insurance claims. Not murder. So when her boss asks her to help his acerbic friend look into the death of a young artist, her autistic mind rebels against the change.

A straightforward murder investigation quickly turns into a quagmire of stolen Eurocorps weapons, a money-laundering charity, forged art and high-ranking EU officials abusing their power. As if this isn’t enough, she reluctantly teams up with an international thief whose knowledge of the art world proves invaluable.



LOVE. LOSS. OBSESSION. REDEMPTION.

Following the death of his ten-year-old son, physician Peter Croft embarks on a desperate, seemingly random search for a missing child, risking his sanity, even his life in a grief-induced quest. His journey propels him into the darkest reaches of human suffering, and pits him squarely against an adversary whose own obsession defies all reason.

Here After is a story of love, loss, obsession and redemption, with gripping action sequences and a subtle paranormal underpinning. A compelling read from a seasoned storyteller, Costello’s sixth novel will keep you reading deep into the night.

Here After has been optioned to film by David Hackl, director of Saw V.



Change is hard in a small Southern town, especially when it brings a side of murder.

All Harvey Beckett wants to do is help the residents of St. Marin’s find the perfect book for that moment, snuggle with her hound dog Mayhem, and be ignored by her cat Aslan.

But when the small, waterside town’s newest resident discovers the body of the community’s persnickety reporter in her bookshop storeroom just before her grand opening, Harvey can’t help trying to solve the crime, even when it might cost her business and her life. The more questions Harvey asks, the more secrets she uncovers.

Will Harvey and her friends be able to solve the murder of the town reporter without her becoming a victim herself?

This book addresses racism in both the plot and the writing style.



Imagine seeing your future… in 3-second intervals…

Introducing Sidney Stone — Private Investigator – She’s smart, she’s tough and she never gives up!

Sidney Stone isn’t rich, if she doesn’t work she doesn’t get paid. A private investigator’s life can be tough in the motor city of Detroit.

But she has a few tricks up her sleeve… like being able to see into her immediate future. Her very immediate future!

Returning home after completing her latest case, Sidney Stone discovers her next client waiting for her. Nothing out of the ordinary there except he is holding a large package addressed to her.

She’s not expecting anything so who’s sending her a package? It’s so large, what could be inside? Little does she know that the package contents will change her life!

Who is this man and what problem does he have for Sidney to solve?

Get your copy of Cast the First Stone today, to find out!



Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder…

Tourist season has hit Bushwhack and Andie Sullivan–owner of Sullivan’s Adventure Company–is ready for her town to fill up with city slickers, snotty teens, and the dollars she needs to keep her business afloat. After her messy divorce from Bucky Gunn–local celebrity rafting guide and Sullivan’s main competition, she can use all the help she can get. With all her guided tours booked, it finally seems lady luck is on her side.

But then Bucky is found dead. Not great.

And she’s the prime murder suspect. Double not great.

Being framed for murder sucks worse than a rabid chipmunk bite. Andie’s determined to clear her name, and this time her survival training skills won’t be used to fetch an ice pack. But how long can she stay one step ahead of a killer before she becomes the final victim?



Ever been almost-beheaded by a snow-plow? Turned into an undead by a homeless vampire? Cheated and betrayed by your lying sack of s**t husband?

Welcome to my life… or, more correctly, my crazy after-life.

To everyone behind the gates of our wealthy community in Charming, Mississippi, my husband and I were the Joneses everyone tried to keep up with. A beautiful house, the perfect gated community, two gorgeous kids, and a supposedly flawless marriage. Until I came home and caught him rolling around in our bed, hip-deep in my best friend. Which led to the aforementioned snow plow incident.

I woke up with a fear of the sun and a propensity for drinking blood. Or in laymen’s terms, a vampire. I thought vampires were supposed to be hot and irresistible. But my Maker smells like he just stepped out of a sewer and he has the appeal of a turd in a punch bowl. But you know how life is as one of the Joneses…gotta keep up. Keep up appearances, that is.

I’ve swapped my Triple, Venti, Sugar-Free, Non-Fat Caramel Macchiato for a stainless steel rambler that keeps my O-Negative at the perfect room temperature. I can still manage the carpool lane, with the right sunglasses to hide my crazy eyes. But between daytime soccer games, a missing college student who might have been a vampire kill, trying not to drain my soon-to-be-ex-husband, and keeping my neighbors in the dark, I’m shaking in my Jimmy Choos. I’m not sure I can do this.

My name is Rachel Jones, and I’m the vampire housewife!



Emerald O’Brien is the owner of the Chintz ‘n China Tea Room where guests are served the perfect blend of teas and tarot readings.

She never set out to be a detective, but once word gets out that she can communicate with the dead, there’s no turning back.

When the ghost of Susan Mitchell asks for Emerald’s help in convicting her own murderer, Emerald can’t refuse. Along with her friends-an ex-supermodel and a cop-and her new love interest, Emerald must search for clues to put the killer behind bars, and Susan’s tortured soul to rest.

Ooo-spooky paranormal women’s fiction with a heroine who is pushing the edge of forty! Spooktacular mysteries with a side of gentle romance.

By the NYT bestselling author of the Wild Hunt Series, the Moonshadow Bay Series, the Otherworld Series, and much more



Murder in an English village. Unsolved mysteries. An empty-nester longing for a quiet life. What could possibly go wrong?

Megan Fallon is in a pickle. As if empty-nest syndrome wasn’t bad enough, she’s joined the ranks of the unemployed, and her fiancé’s run off with her hairdresser.

In desperate need of a change of scene, she heads back to her childhood village home for some long-overdue friends and family time. Things are looking up until members of the community start getting bumped off at an alarming rate, and Megan finds herself at the heart of an investigation that has her suspecting everyone.

As she becomes involved in the hunt for a murderer, it’s not long before she finds out that some of the villagers are harbouring shocking secrets…

Will you guess whodunnit?

Ideal for the beach, or curling up on the couch with a duvet and a cuppa, the Bliss Bay Village Mystery Series will take you sleuthing with no strong profanity, violence, or sex!



It’s all fun and games until someone gets murdered.

Nadia Wolf has one wish: Win the World Poker Tournament and collect the one-million dollar prize. Beating Caleb, who challenges her poker career, wouldn’t hurt either.

However, the tournament goes sideways when someone is murdered, and the prize money disappears in front of a live audience. Not one witness sees where the money went nor who killed the victim.

In a twist of fate, Nadia teams up with the casino’s sinfully handsome CEO in an attempt to find the missing prize and to solve a perilous mystery that plagues the casino. With Greyson’s overwhelming allure, Nadia has to keep her head in the game and her hands to herself.

With Caleb and Greyson claiming a stake; Nadia’s career, life, and heart will never be the same again.

Fun and hilarious characters take center stage in this action-packed mystery. If you love Janet Evanovich, you will adore this series. Get your copy today!



Infliltrate. Investigate. Hyperventilate. New jobs can be a real killer…

Petal Morgan finds herself, at twenty-eight, not only without any sort of compass leading her to her lifelong dream (she has as yet to identify), not to mention the student loans stacking up against her (how much education is too much?), now perched on the edge of bankruptcy while accepting (with the shame that comes from failure) taking the unfinished apartment over her parent’s garage.

But when an unexpected encounter with an old friend leads her to the kind of job she never expected, she not only uncovers her talents for investigation and deceit, but a dead body to boot. Deception has never been so lucrative…

Welcome to the Masquerade Inc. Cozy Mysteries!



Out of work and out of luck, nineteen year-old, Kassidy Bell finds herself in desperate need of money.

Coming across a mysterious advert in the local newspaper offering a financial reward for taking part in a clinical drug trail, Kassidy believes she has found the answer to her prayers.

But during the drug trial something goes terribly wrong. Kassidy and the other volunteers witness strange and terrifying events. What Kassidy can’t be sure of is whether what she has seen is real or nightmarish hallucinations. Kassidy only begins to believe that the nightmare she now finds herself in is real when she realises the medical trial has changed her.  

Finding herself in a desperate situation, Kassidy knows she must run but where can she hide if the monster she is trying to escape from is living inside of her…

‘Drug’ (Book One) a new paranormal series from debut author Lynda O’Rourke.



Murder. It’s a perennial problem.

Verity Hawkes is a shut-in. After two years bunkered in her apartment, the only thing that gets her out is the disappearance of her beloved but eccentric aunt. As she takes over her aunt’s landscaping shop, she’ll need to go from hoarder to horticulturist in a hurry…

Her new home of Leafy Hollow is quaint, except for her most obnoxious client. When a series of freak accidents kills the customer, all signs point to Verity as the killer.

The hunt for answers is on, and Verity must question a tipsy carpenter, a bacon-peddling vegan restaurateur, and her dreamy landscaping competitor to keep her new life afloat. Failure to find the truth could put her back in a confined space for much more than two years…

From Garden to Grave is the first book in a series of delightfully funny cozy mysteries. If you like lovably quirky characters, deceptively idyllic Canadian villages, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Rickie Blair’s Leafy Hollow Mysteries series.



Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream

Success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that’s where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail would lead to murder and a scandal that would make the newspaper headlines for months on end.

Love Hurts. For me, Samantha Smith, Enquiry Agent, love arrived at the end of a fist. First, I had to contend with an alcoholic mother, who took her frustrations out on me throughout my childhood, then my husband, Dan, who regarded domestic violence as an integral part of marriage.

But I survived. I obtained a divorce, kept my sense of humour and retained an air of optimism. I established my business and gained the respect of my peers. However, I was not prepared for Dan when he re-entered my life, or for the affection showered on me by Dr Alan Storey, a compassionate and rather handsome psychologist.

Sam’s Song. This is the story of a week that changed my life forever.

“If you like psychological detective stories with a touch of humour and romance, you will love Sam Smith.”



From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.



Final resting place? Deck chair

Death on the Diversion begins a new cozy mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the “Caught Dead in Wyoming” series.

Sheila Mackey has a secret. To the world, she’s author of a blockbuster book. Her wily great-aunt, the actual author, orchestrated this mutually beneficial masquerade. Now the aunt’s retiring and Sheila must draft Act Two of her own life. This cruise is supposed to be the perfect time to do that.

Crossing the Atlantic on the Diversion, Sheila finds a dead body on deck.
She realizes she knows a whole lot more about the interactions of the victim and suspects than the ship’s officials do. She’s drawn into sleuthing, but finds herself hampered by a well-meaning but overprotective would-be Dr. Watson.

This murder mystery with humor is the first book in a new series, Secret Sleuth. In later books, amateur sleuth Sheila returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new home in small-town Kentucky.



Not for the politically correct!

DCI Fenton must track down a serial killer and avert moral panic before The Queen is forced to utter the words ‘death penalty’ in her speech.

Three victims, all from minority groups, are found murdered in a London hotel, after attending an ‘embracing diversity’ conference. They are all employees of a training company who want to make the world a better place through whiteboards and jazz hands. Is there a serial killer on the loose? Or is the killer someone closer to home?

The murders receive widespread media attention, fuelled by a journalist who has a personal vendetta against Fenton and will do anything for fame. With a power crazed opposition leader and a government on the brink of collapse, the murders reignite the political debate on capital punishment. Just who are the Far Right Extremist Enigma, and why does a political leader want to murder a Reality TV star who can’t stop eating cake?

Do you ever think the world is getting too politically correct? Do you find yourself laughing at something, only to be met with a judgemental furrowed brow? Then this dark comedy whodunit is for you.



Welcome to Seaside! A sleepy, island village filled with sandy beaches, colorful characters… AND MURDER!

Paige Comber dreams of running off to Paris to train at the Cordon Bleu, but fresh out of college, she is stuck running her granny’s coffee shop in the small town of Seaside. It looks like a lousy summer until a handsome stranger named Nate arrives.

He’s here to help his Uncle Byron with his affairs, but when his uncle’s body washes up on the beach and Nate is thrown into prison, it is up to Paige to find out who might have been crazy enough to do it.

BOOK ONE in the PAIGE COMBER MYSTERY series



Returning from Heaven can be Hell…

Chris Copestakes’s young life ends in a second filled with twisting metal, shattering glass, and her own terrified cry.

Against all odds, she wakes up in a hospital and discovers she’s been given a second chance. But there’s a catch. A big one. She’s been returned to earth in the body of beautiful Hallie DiBarto, the soon-to-be-ex wife of a wealthy resort owner.

Thrust into an unfamiliar world of glittering prestige, Chris struggles to hide her identity and make a new life for herself. But the self-destructive Hallie left a legacy of dangerous secrets and angry people for Chris to deal with.

And when she finds herself falling for Jamie DiBarto—a man both husband and stranger—her new life becomes wonderful and precarious. Because lurking in the past, both hers and Hallie’s, is a danger that could end it all.



Welcome to Charm Cove, Maine – where the Good are Wicked, and the Wicked are Good… or maybe not.

Nothing is ever as it seems, at least not in Charm Cove, Maine. Moira Wicked—yes, that’s actually her name—moves away in the hopes she can escape her fate, or destiny, or something along those lines. She yearns to lead a normal life.

A few years away teaches her one glaring lesson. It’s incredibly difficult to be normal when your first name means destiny, your last name is Wicked, and you actually do come from a family legendary for its witchy ways.

Moira finds herself in the thick of the murder investigation, all the while trying to hold her nosy family and destiny at bay. Destiny comes in the form of Liam Good. A Wicked is fated to fall in love with a Good once every century. No pressure or anything.

Take a visit to Charm Cove, where Wicked meets Good and where you just might find there’s almost always more than meets the eye.



Saddle up for a trip to the Texas Hill Country…

Christie Taylor is ready for a break from work and life. She returns home to Comfort, Texas, only to be thrust into the middle of a land dispute and developers intent on gaining the Taylor Ranch property.

When one of the developer’s employees dies on their property, Christie must extend her break to help her father. Christie sets out to find the killer before they strike again. But will the truth unravel everything?

If you love Texas, country life and pies, you’ll enjoy this humorous cozy mystery set in the beautiful hill country. Meet the characters who may remind you of your cantankerous grandpa or your quirky next-door neighbor.

Pie Recipe included!



J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work…

She’s not only in the mortuary business, but she’s also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it’s up to J.J. and Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice.

The murders are piling up…

When a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.’s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he’s so well known for.

What Readers Are Saying:

“Look out James Patterson, here comes Liliana Hart!”

“J.J. Graves is a character with heart, grit, and a determination to overcome her personal demons at all cost.”

“Ms. Hart has constructed a well-developed plot with enough twists to keep me reading long past bedtime.”



A Miranda’s Rights Mystery

THE SEARCHING MOTHER: Miranda Steele.Feisty. Independent. Skeptical. Thirteen years ago her abusive husband stole her baby and gave it up for adoption. She comes to Atlanta to find her daughter.

THE PI: Wade Parker. Ace detective. Wealthy owner of the Parker Investigative Agency. The most eligible forty-four-year-old bachelor in Atlanta.

Still mourning the death of his socialite wife, he must solve a disturbing murder case. Before the killer strikes again.

THE MURDERER: A serial killer strangling young girls in a bizarre ritual. Why?

She doesn’t need a man. He needs to find a killer. Together, can they save a thirteen year old girl?



What happens when the magic of the south of France collides with romance…and murder?

When Maggie Newberry’s sister is murdered on the French Riviera, Maggie flies to the south of France to bring home her body.

When she arrives in France she makes the shocking discovery that her sister had a child that no one in the family knew about—and finds a mystery that’s much bigger and more insidious than one dead American.

As Maggie digs deeper for the answers to what really happened to her sister she runs up against a danger that not only threatens her own life and that of the child’s and even the lives of her family back home in the States.

This book is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex or strong language.



Lady Katherine only has one week to catch the Pink-Ribbon Killer.

Not only to stop the killing, but also to prove her skills at detection to her father and win her dowry and independence.

There’s only one catch—she has to take one last matchmaking job to do it. Never mind that the match is impossible—all the better because if she fails, then no one will seek her services again. The job provides the perfect cover, especially when her peculiar investigatory techniques are mistaken for unconventional matchmaking attempts.

Things would go a lot smoother if she weren’t knee-deep in suspects and thwarted at every turn by a rival matchmaker. But when the killer strikes again, Katherine’s investigation leads down a dangerous path.

Too late, she discovers that she has a lot more to lose than her dowry.



My name is Mellow Summers and I am twenty-six years old. I was never one to believe in ghosts.

All of that changed the day I decided to attend a university up in Vermont.

I don’t know why I wanted to go to Vermont, considering that I hate the cold. I guess I just wanted to get away from my parents for a while, who had made it their mission in life to tell me how to live.

Anyway, like I said, I never believed in ghosts. That is, not until I met Rachel.

And my life has never been the same since.

A light hearted cosy mystery with a paranormal twist.



Would you help, would you run, or would you just watch?

When a young woman is brutally assaulted by two men on the subway, her cries for help fall on the deaf ears of onlookers too terrified to get involved, her misery ended with the crushing stomp of a steel-toed boot. A cell phone video of her vicious murder, callously released on the Internet, its popularity a testament to today’s depraved society, serves as a trigger, pulled a year later, for a killer.

Emailed a video documenting the final moments of a woman’s life, entertainment reporter Aynslee Kai, rather than ask why the killer chose her to tell the story, decides to capitalize on the opportunity to further her career. Assigned to the case is Hayden Eldridge, a detective left to learn the ropes by a disgraced partner, and as videos continue to follow victims, he discovers they were all witnesses to the vicious subway murder a year earlier, proving sometimes just watching is fatal.

From USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes Depraved Difference, a fast-paced murder suspense novel with enough laughs, heartbreak, terror and twists to keep you on the edge of your seat, then knock you flat on the floor with an ending so shocking, you’ll read it again just to pick up the clues.



Mia Kazmaroff has a gift nobody wants. She’s able to tell the story behind any object simply by touch.

It’s a gift that comes in handy when her only brother, a detective with the Atlanta Major Crimes Division, is murdered. Determined to find his killer, Mia reaches out to the one person in Atlanta she believes can help her—Dave’s partner, Jack Burton. Unfortunately, Burton is also the prime suspect.

Together, Mia and Jack create a partnership that breaks all the rules, skirts every law, and lobs as many sparks and landmines at each other as if they were adversaries–which half the time they are—all while attempting to ignore their undeniable mutual attraction.

Can two people so different—one intuitive and inexperienced, the other cynical and by-the-book—work together to solve the murder?

And can they do it before the killer turns his attention to Mia?