Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series Book 6) by Cynthia Hamilton

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Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series Book 6) by Cynthia Hamilton
Genre – Mystery, Detective, Suspense
Page Count – 354 pages

Three missing persons.
Two private investigators.
And two cases that are anything but what they seem.
The MDPI team agrees to join forces with former nemesis Russell Barnett to find Dylan Latham, the son of the man who lost his life while working to save Madeline’s.
The investigation turns into a hunt for two twenty-somethings who’ve disappeared without a trace, starting at the home of land rich Cat Kingman, an eccentric woman in her late-70s. Madeline and Mike soon find themselves wading through a shameful past for clues as they scramble to save two young lives.
A frantic early-morning phone call from a client of Madeline’s Current Affairs event enterprise propels the detectives down a rabbit hole as a missing person case turns into a kidnapping for ransom.
Now juggling two cases, Madeline and Mike can’t afford to waste any time. But as they dive deeper into both investigations, red flags and gut feelings cause them to question whether the people they’re searching for are really innocent victims—or guilty parties responsible for orchestrating sinister plots.
As they navigate ransom drops, stolen art, and extortion schemes, the two cases prove to be more complicated than either investigator can imagine.
What lies will unravel if they find Dylan, Paige, and Tara? And what secrets will stay hidden if they don’t?
Houses of Deception is the sixth installment in the Madeline Dawkins series.

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Cynthia Hamilton started writing 2000 as a means of coping with a mystery illness that was finally diagnosed as Late-Stage Lyme Disease nine years after the onset. Writing has been her lifeline and a way to channel that overly-active inner voice. That horrible disease turned out to be a blessing in disguise, giving her a career she never imagined for herself, one that never gets old.

 

As of 2021, she has 13 books to her credit, 11 which are in print. She is currently working on the 7th book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series, “Other People’s Money.” She lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband of 41 years. She loves reading, writing and walking for hours, especially on the beach. She considers herself immensely fortunate.

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Azrael by Matthew Huntley

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Azrael by Matthew Huntley
Genre – Murder Mystery/Thriller/Detective
A serial killer in upper New York State, has been locked away for a decade. Years after his terrorizing spree details of new murders lead a young detective (Parker Williams) to seek out the retired lead officer (Levi Andrews) from the original case to see if Azrael has come back. Did they get the wrong person the first time. Andrews, now a drunk, lost so much bringing Azrael to justice, can he bring himself back to help end this new terror? But these murders do not add up to the Original, is it a copycat? Has Azrael returned?

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First Time Author Matthew Huntley, father of three, used writing as an outlet from his job as a Federal Correctional Officer in Canada.  Between teaching his three boys right from wrong, Matthew tends to enjoy the outdoors and experiencing everything the beautiful country of Canada has to offer.

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The Third Nanny (Secrets of Redemption) by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek)

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The Third Nanny (Secrets of Redemption) by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek)
Genre – psychological thriller, domestic thriller, psychological suspense
Janey hadn’t heard from her sister Kelly since she ran away from home eight years ago.
Until the day the letter arrived.
A disturbing letter.
But before Janey could make contact, Kelly disappeared again. And the only clue they had to work with was in Redemption, Wisconsin, where Kelly had worked as a nanny.
So, Janey decided to follow in her sister’s footsteps … by taking over her job.
The family has secrets, and the more Janey digs, the more twisted the story becomes.
And the more Janey realizes she might be the next to disappear.

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When Michele was 3 years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly. It took some time (and some detours) but now she does spend much of her time writing stories: mainly psychological thrillers, domestic thrillers, mysteries and romantic suspense novels (and sometimes mixing all three genres into one book!). If that wasn’t enough, she also hosts a virtual book club you can check out and join (for free!) at MPWNovels.com.

Michele holds a double major in English and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she lives in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona with her husband Paul and southern squirrel hunter Cassie.

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman
Genre – Dark, mystery
Page Count – 175 Pages

The story of twenty-one-year old Ripley Astilla Luna, a smart, beautiful young woman who suffered multiple childhood traumas that have set her on a collision course with her fate to die by means of her own hands. Ripley, whose name is an homage to the protagonist of the Alien movies, dreamed as a child of becoming an astronaut. Under the care of her psychiatrist, Dan Truscott, a man deep in his own moral quagmire, and receiving counsel from Mort, her only friend, she tries to navigate her way off the Earth and into space.

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J. Ullman is the author of five novels. His sixth, Stand Your Ground, debuts later this year. He grew up and still lives in Southwest Ohio. Those experiences and settings color his works of creative writing. A. J. has worked in a variety of endeavors, from restaurants, to libraries, to law offices, to community mental health centers to family practice medical offices. A. J. is a lawyer as well as a certified family nurse practitioner concentrating work these days in the medical field, treating patients in a primary care setting, including mental health disorders.

 

Experiences with psychiatric nursing have left indelible impressions on A. J. and are the subject of his endeavors in novel writing. These concepts are explored in all of his books.

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Mann in the Crossfire (Jarvis Mann Detective Series Book 8) by R Weir

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Mann in the Crossfire (Jarvis Mann Detective Series Book 8) by R Weir
Genre – Mystery, Detective, Suspense
Is this the end for PI Jarvis Mann?
A surprising murder of an associate
Sends Jarvis on a trip to San Diego to investigate
A trail of clues direct him to a gang member who wants him eliminated
While a local detective agency is hot on his tail with nefarious plans of their own
Battered and beaten, Jarvis battles to forge on, tracking the evidence
Directing him to a dangerous discovery that he may not be able to fight his way out of
Desperate for backup, with nowhere else to turn
He enlists lethal foes to render essential aid
Will these illicit associations spell the end of his career and possibly his life…
For Jarvis is truly a Mann in the Crossfire.

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I live in the Mile-High City with my wife and dog, where the Rocky Mountain High isn’t always achieved with an herbal substance. When not glued to the computer for work and writing, I relax by enjoying the outdoors; doing yard work and traveling with my wife in our motorhome wherever the wind takes us. My writing delves into genres with gritty investigators exploring mystery, crime, suspense, and thrills, with involved plots and unexpected twists. Featuring former US Marshal Hunter Divine, a dire, determined man searching for salvation in his broken life. While private eye Jarvis Mann is tough and resourceful, with as many faults as virtues. My characters exhibiting traces of my sense of humor, though I’m not nearly as tough and fearless as they are. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!

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Revenge (Least Likely Suspect Book 1) by Cooper McKenzie

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Revenge (Least Likely Suspect Book 1) by Cooper McKenzie
Genre – Women’s Fiction – Thriller
Page Count – 120 pages
After crashing a holiday party, Samantha Wycoff slips away to the restroom where she stares at her reflection and wonders, “How the hell did I get here?”
Six months earlier, her son, Thomas, was beaten so severely he did not recover. Samantha knows his girlfriend, Velvet Flores, is guilty, but with no witnesses and what Samantha knows is a fake alibi, the police and courts can do nothing.
Micah Kerrick, Thomas’s childhood best friend, offers to help her, but only if she’ll join his team of government troubleshooters. A retired schoolteacher slash church lady slash professional volunteer would be the perfect cover for any mission – except one.
Will Samantha agree to a career change and join Micah’s Misfits? Will Micah’s handler allow such an unusual agreement to stand? Or will Samantha find herself facing certain termination?

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Cooper McKenzie always thought she had been born a hundred years too late, though she appreciates air conditioning, computers, and other conveniences of modern-day life. She lives in central Texas with her mixed breed companion, Honey, the Princess Fuzzybutt.

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The Murders of Lillian Ross by Sirena Van Schaik

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The Murders of Lillian Ross by Sirena Van Schaik
Genre – Thriller, Literary Fiction
When true crime author Allison McKinnon is offered the chance to capture the untold story of Lillian Ross, a convicted double murderer, she is sure it’s the story of her career. Little does she know that Lillian’s story mirrors traumatic events from her own life and she is left wondering if her path will lead to the same inevitable conclusion.
Lillian Ross, a woman born into a wealthy family, is on Death Row, sentenced to death for murder. After years of silence, she has chosen Allison to write her story. Together, the women explore Lillian’s troubled past to reveal the shocking truth behind her motives and the murders she committed.
Warning: This book deals with mature subject matter.

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Sirena Van Schaik was born in British Columbia, Canada; the youngest of 4: 2 brothers and a sister. Growing up in the wilds of BC, she discovered her love of nature, adventure and appreciated those quiet moments at the end of a busy day when she could bury her nose in a book.

From there, Sirena discovered writing and spent as much time as she could in the written word…either by dancing through the worlds created by her favorite authors or creating her own worlds. 

At 18, she moved to Ontario, where she continues to reside with her husband, two children and beloved family pets.  You can find her enjoying her passion as a writer when she isn’t spending time with her family.

Sirena received her MA in creative and critical writing in 2020, her post-graduate certificate in creative writing in 2017 and her honors diploma in early childhood education in 2001. She is currently pursuing her PhD in creative and critical writing.

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The Arsonist’s Handbook by L.A. Detwiler

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The Arsonist’s Handbook by L.A. Detwiler
Genre – Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
Page Count – 208 pages
Cover design by – The Cover Collection

From USA Today Bestseller L.A. Detwiler comes a twisted psychological thriller burning with secrets.
“Let him burn. Let them burn. Let it all burn.”
A disturbing family business passed down…
At sixteen, Jameson Wills has never known his father. When he finds an old journal in the attic, though, he discovers some malicious truths about the man who disappeared long ago. As he reads about his father’s secret addiction to arson, Jameson begins to wonder if the desire to burn is in his blood. But searching for a connection to his father might lead him down a path of no return.
A grief-stricken businessman looking for vengeance…
Pete Andrews’ infant son has just died in a fire. When the police deem it the work of an arsonist, Pete decides he will stop at nothing to find justice for his son. But as his sinister past emerges, will he go too far in his quest for revenge?
Two men. One arsonist. Choices that will change their lives forever.
The Arsonist’s Handbook is a dark, standalone psychological thriller that will haunt you long after the last page.

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L.A. Detwiler is the USA TODAY Bestselling thriller author of The Widow Next Door and several other chilling page-turners. She is also a high school English teacher from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

During her final year at Mount Aloysius College, she started writing her first fiction novel, which was published in 2015. She has also written articles that have appeared in several women’s publications and websites. L.A. Detwiler lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad. They have five cats and a mastiff named Henry.

House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall

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House in the Woods by Jessica Aiken-Hall
Genre – Mystery, Suspense
Page Count – 284 pages
After finishing her second year of college, Molly Jackson is ready for a relaxing summer. Her only task is to look after her mom, who has been diagnosed with dementia. When her mom goes missing, Molly enlists the help of her older brother. As the search ensues, Molly stumbles upon a flyer for a missing woman from twenty years ago that bears an uncanny resemblance to herself.
Molly can’t ignore the nagging feeling telling her there’s more to the woman’s disappearance than what’s being reported. When she learns her brother and the missing woman were high school sweethearts, she knows she must keep digging. Something is forcing her to push forward and reveal the truth about why Molly feels such a strong connection to the missing woman.
With more and more at stake, Molly scrambles to solve this mystery before it’s too late. The life she knew hangs in the balance as clues come to the surface. What she doesn’t realize is she might uncover some truths she’s not ready to accept. Will she sacrifice everything she has for the chance to find out what really happened?

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 Jessica Aiken-Hall, author of her award-winning memoir, The Monster That Ate My Mommy lives in New Hampshire with her husband, three children, and three dogs. She is a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence and is a fierce advocate. Her mission is to help others share their story.

She has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, with over a decade of experience as a social worker. She is also a Reiki Master and focuses her attention on healing.

When she is not writing, she enjoys listening to Tom Petty, walking along the beach, looking at the moon, and watching murder shows. To follow what she’s doing next check out http://www.jessicaaikenhall.com.

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The Divine Devils (The Divine Devils Book 1) by R Weir

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The Divine Devils (The Divine Devils Book 1) by R Weir
Genre – Mystery Crime Thriller
Page Count – 441 pages
Two teenage siblings in peril
A mysterious group with an agenda to abduct them
The parents in a panic, the mother—Paige Hawkins—reaching into her past for help
A call going out to former US Marshal, Hunter Divine
Paige’s best hope to protect her children, a former lover who broke her heart
A man whose current existence is leaping from job to job and bed to bed
Taking the case hoping for salvation in his futile life
Can Hunter and his team prevent the kidnapping by an enemy with vast resources.
The foe’s endgame to leverage these kids for their own vengeful desires
Hunter and his team toeing the line between virtue and vile
Drawing on wit, brawn, halos and pitchforks
The Divine Devils will scorch the earth to protect these kids
Even if it costs them…their eternal souls

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I live in the Mile-High City with my wife and dog, where the Rocky Mountain High isn’t always achieved with an herbal substance. When not glued to the computer for work and writing, I relax by enjoying the outdoors; doing yard work and traveling with my wife in our motorhome wherever the wind takes us. My writing delves into genres with gritty investigators exploring mystery, crime, suspense, and thrills, with involved plots and unexpected twists. Featuring former US Marshal Hunter Divine, a dire, determined man searching for salvation in his broken life. While private eye Jarvis Mann is tough and resourceful, with as many faults as virtues. My characters exhibiting traces of my sense of humor, though I’m not nearly as tough and fearless as they are. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word!

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