Knight In The Museum (Jorja Knight Private Investigator Mystery Series Book 5) by Alice Bienia

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Knight In The Museum (Jorja Knight Private Investigator Mystery Series Book 5) by Alice Bienia
Genre – Crime
Page Count – 378
Cover Designer – Damonza

An ancient, cursed statue. Suspicious deaths. A PI determined to find out why someone is willing to kill to hide the truth.

PI Jorja Knight knows firsthand what it’s like to be tormented by lingering questions after the death of a loved one. When the daughter of a former police officer asks Jorja to look into her father’s death, deemed an accident, Jorja is determined to find her the answers she’s looking for. As Jorja digs into the case, she discovers another suspicious death and links to a cursed, missing pre-Columbian artifact.

With rising doubts about the way police handled the men’s deaths, Jorja puts her own relationship with the head of Special Crimes on the line as she reconstructs the dead men’s last movements. But she isn’t the only one bird-dogging their footsteps. As her investigation heats up, Jorja is drawn deep into the heart of Alberta’s badlands. What she finds turns the investigation on its head and throws her into the path of a brazen killer.

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Alice Bienia is a Canadian Crime Writer and author of the Jorja Knight mystery series. A two-time Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence finalist, her work has been nominated for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel and the Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery. In addition to her Jorja Knight mystery series, her short stories have been published in Last Shot, Crime Wave 1 (Sisters in Crime Canada West), and The Dame Was Trouble anthologies.

When not plotting a murder, Alice amuses herself watching foreign flicks and exploring Calgary’s urban parks and pathways.

URL:  https://alicebienia.com

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Murder on Oak Street ( A South Shore Mystery Book 1) by I.M. Foster

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Murder on Oak Street (A South Shore Mystery Book 1) by I.M. Foster
Genre – Historical, Crime
Page Count – 474
Cover Designer – Jenny Quinlan – Historical Editorials

New York, 1904. After two years as a coroner’s physician for the city of New York, Daniel O’Halleran is more frustrated than ever. What’s the point when the authorities consistently brush aside his findings for the sake of expediency? So when his fiancée leaves him standing at the altar on their wedding day, he takes it as a sign that it’s time to move on and eagerly accepts an offer to assist the local coroner in the small Long Island village of Patchogue.

Though the coroner advises him life on Long Island is far more subdued than that of the city, Daniel hasn’t been there a month when the pretty librarian, Kathleen Brissedon, asks him to look into a two-year-old murder case that took place in the city. Oddly enough, the case she’s referring to was the first one he ever worked on, and the verdict never sat right with him.

Eager for the chance to investigate it anew, Daniel agrees to look into it in his spare time, but when a fresh murder occurs in his own backyard, he can’t shake his gut feeling that the two cases are somehow connected. Can he discover the link before another life is taken, or will murder shake the peaceful South Shore village once again?

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  1. M. Foster is the pen name author Inez Foster uses to write her South Shore Mystery series, set on Edwardian Long Island. Inez also writes historical romances under the pseudonym Andrea Matthews, and has so far published two series in that genre: the Thunder on the Moor series, a time-travel romance set on the 16th century Anglo-Scottish Borders, and the Cross of Ciaran series, which follows the adventures of a fifth century Celt who finds himself in love with a twentieth century archaeologist.

Inez is a historian and librarian, who love to read and write and search around for her roots, genealogically speaking. She has a BA in History and an MLS in Library Science and enjoys the research almost as much as she does writing the story. In fact, many of her ideas come to her while doing casual research or digging into her family history. Inez is a member of the Long Island Romance Writers, and the Historical Novel Society.

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Road to the Mansfield (Express Investigations Book 1) by CB Laurence

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Road to the Mansfield (Express Investigations Book 1) by CB Laurence
Genre – Historical, Crime
Page Count – 286
Cover Designer – Rita Sriharningsih

Three stories. One destination.

 

A swamp rat-turned lady, a hotshot southern attorney, and a small-town dreamer endure life’s cruel twists on the way to Hollywood’s swanky Mansfield Supper Club.

Louisiana, 1927. A brutal fate sweeps seventeen-year-old Francie Roubideaux from the Louisiana bayou to the iron rule of Miss Claire in New Orleans. She survives using her daddy’s wits and mama’s grace, but fickle fortune isn’t done with her yet….

Illinois, 1937. Rose Donovan’s dreary small-town life takes a turn when a New York City music man whisks her away to Hollywood. But soon she’s torn between addictive passion and another man’s arms…and more than Rose’s heart is on the line.

Georgia, 1936. A rising star on the Atlanta legal circuit, Beau Hartwell is the envy of every lawyer in the city…until his past desperately comes to call. Can big-city Beau handle backwoods justice, or will the case break more than his career?

In one fateful night, their worlds collide in ways no one saw coming…

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After being inspired by the Reba McEntire video for ‘Because of You’, CB intended to write The Road to the Mansfield…for twelve years. In 2020, she finally birthed the books (Thank you, COVID). The stories launched The Express Investigations Series.

CB connects to wi-fi in Texas and lives with her seven-pound Yorkie, Benji, who rules her life with an iron paw.

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Gunner (Hollins & Haring Book 3) by T.J. Beach

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Gunner (Hollins & Haring Book 3) by T.J. Beach
Genre – Crime, Thriller
Page Count – 268
Cover Designer – Jessica Scott

Gary Hollins is a mystery to Debbie Haring. 

She’s seen him snap into action with bullets flying when their private detective assignments turned bad. It blew her mind.

He learned those deadly skills somewhere, and his grumpy-assed attitude, but whenever she broaches the subject, the shutters go up. 

Gary only works when Debbie nags him. He’s content to survive on bad jokes and cheap beer wasting his days away in a West Australian beachside caravan park.

His past is behind him, far away in England, and that’s where he wants it to stay. 

Then Debbie’s world collapses. Her beloved mum’s the first Bell’s Landing local to test positive for the killer COVID virus sweeping the globe. 

She’s in despair, stuck in quarantine with her kids and Gary while husband Matt, her rock, is eight hundred kilometres away on a mine site. So, Gary turns reluctantly to the only thing that might distract her, his sorry tale.

And it all comes out. How he was cut from SAS recruitment just short of graduation, but a fringe-government organisation offered Gary a reprieve. If he could infiltrate a neo-Nazi hate group, they’d see he had a second chance at special forces wings. The impossible choices — ordered to participate in increasingly violent attacks, plagued with doubts about his shady handlers while his pregnant girlfriend tore her hair out over the lies he had to tell at home.

The story’s tearing Gary apart, but it’s all that keeps Debbie sane as her mum’s condition deteriorates.

To help his friend, Gary must face the demons that drove him from his own family.

Hollins & Haring #3, Gunner is a standalone mystery thriller set in Western Australia and London.

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia. A lifelong lover of thrillers, romance, whodunnits and historical sagas.

I read for fun – beach reads – stories for a sunny afternoon or an armchair by the fire.

Perhaps it’s a reaction to my decades masquerading as a serious reporter or it might be the influence of four years in the English public school that produced such light entertainment luminaries as P.G. Wodehouse, C.S. Forester, Raymond Chandler and Simon Brett. The teachers wore capes, even mortarboards. Throw in a couple of brooms and it could have been Hogwarts.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
Genre – Crime, Women’s Fiction
Page Count – 234
Cover Designer – Dreena Collins

Fall Down Ten Times. Tell the truth once.

From the hand of an award-winning short fiction writer comes a story of motherhood, modern challenges, and a search for the truth.

57-year-old Catherine Keely’s world has been ripped apart by grief.

Independent, insightful, and intelligent – she is also the only person who finds her daughter’s death suspicious. Susie fell from a balcony while on holiday with friends, and one year on, Catherine is determined to unearth the facts about that night. But how well did she truly know Susie, and who – if anyone – can she now trust?

With hints of intrigue, gaslighting, and coercion surfacing, Catherine must be careful, or her own safety could be at stake.

And Then She Fell explores the secrets and lies around Susie’s life through the eyes of a strong and faithful protagonist. With a unique structure, we experience ten scenarios to explain the tragedy as the narrative unfolds. Follow Catherine’s journey as she explores the possible reasons for Susie’s death, and you may find that – just like Catherine – you are unsure exactly what to believe.

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Dreena Collins was born in Jersey, Channel Islands. She has a background in education and now works as the Deputy Executive Officer of a mental health education charity.

Previous publications include poetry featured in Mslexia magazine and fiction published online and within periodicals. She has been shortlisted and longlisted in several writing competitions, including the internationally celebrated ‘Bridport Prize’. As Jane Harvey, her debut ‘feel-good’ novel won the Eyelands International Published Novel of 2021.

Things that Dreena loves include comfortable shoes, island holidays, spicy food, irreverence, and her family.

She dislikes intolerance (and Jaffa Cakes).

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes
Genre – Historical Crime
Page Count – 386
Cover Designer – Streetlight Graphics

During the Great Jubilee of the Aten, a mysterious series of tomb robberies takes place, and witnesses begin to die. With plague ravaging the palace, where Hani’s daughter is a physician, and Egypt’s ally, Naharin, collapsing into the hands of a usurper, Hani must make sense of what is happening. And who in high places is his real enemy.

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N.L. Holmes is the pen name of a professional archaeologist who received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. She has excavated in Greece and in Israel and taught ancient history and humanities at the university level for many years. She has always had a passion for books, and in childhood, she and her cousin (also a writer today) used to write stories for fun. She lives in northern France with her husband, two cats and two chickens. They have a grown son.

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Divided Lives by K.R. Mullins

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Divided Lives by K.R. Mullins
Genre – Historical, Crime
Page Count – 324
Cover Designer – More Visual LTD

Trigger warnings–sexual content

Historical fiction -Adult

1912 New York is a city divided: Greenwich Village where rejected tradition is regularly flouted, and Manhattan where it is strictly upheld. Lottie Flannigan successfully balances both sides. While embracing a bohemian lifestyle, she maintains a legal career clerking for conservative Justice Goff in Midtown. Committed and dedicated, Lotte begins work on a high-profile criminal case involving local Police Officer Charles Becker.

Suddenly her professional and personal lives collide as she finds herself caught in a blackmail scheme that seeks to disclose her most intimate choices if she doesn’t do as they say. Is this related to the Becker Trail? Who stands to gain the most from this verdict: the justice? the prosecutor? the local police officers or lurking gangsters? Maybe even her missing lover–could she be a part of the blackmail scheme? 

In a fascinating look into a scandalous turn of the century trial and ever-changing Greenwich Village social norms, the book puts Lottie in the middle of Police Lieutenant Charles Becker’s Conspiracy trial.

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K.R.  is the author, her story is based on an actual trial that occurred in 1912 NYC.  She holds a BS in biology and a Masters in business. Her favorite classes were in history. She lives in Texas with her husband and son. When she is not writing she works as a Process Safety Engineer at a large chemical company. You can connect with her on her website at kimberlymullinsauthor.com, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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An Inheritance to Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 4) by Judy Moore

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An Inheritance to Die For (Cozy Mysteries to Die For Book 4) by Judy Moore
Genre – Cozy Mystery, Crime
Page Count – 284
Cover Designer – Allyson Abbott
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Was the death of her college roommate’s father suicide or murder?

That question takes Beck O’Rourke to Miami in this fourth standalone book in the Cozy Mysteries To Die For series.

With three successful murder investigations under her belt, Beck enters the privileged world of her spoiled freshman roommate and her fractured family to take on her first paid job as a private investigator.

Heirs stand to inherit millions from the death of Benjamin Greene. Was it more than a coincidence that he died the night before he was meeting with his lawyer to change his will?

An Inheritance To Die For brings readers back to the Beach Reads bookstore and café, a block off the ocean in quaint Manatee Beach, Florida. Returning are Beck’s spirited grandmother Miss Alice, her fiesty lifeguard sister Lizzie, town character Scratchoff McLean, and, of course, her love interest, handsome Manatee Beach Police detective Devon Mathis.

Will their romance ever get off the ground?

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Judy Moore is the author of eight mystery novels, four of them cozy mysteries in the Cozy Mysteries To Die For series.

Her latest book is the fourth in that series, An Inheritance To Die For, set in the Beach Reads bookstore/café in the fictional South Florida town of Manatee Beach. The previous standalone books in the series are 1) A Book Signing To Die For 2) A Beach Wedding To Die For and 3) A Tennis Pro To Die For.

Her three traditional mysteries are Somebody in the Neighborhood, Murder in Vail, and Murder at the Country Club. Her popular thriller, The Mother-in-Law, was described by Kirkus Reviews as “A sharply written, suspenseful domestic thriller.”

All her books are heralded by reviewers for their well-developed characters.

She has also written several novellas, including three Christmas stories in the book Christmas Interrupted.

Ms. Moore has a master’s degree in journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine feature writer, and publications director for many years. A lifelong resident of Florida, she currently resides in Vero Beach.

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Stumble & Fall (A Legacy of Silence Book 2) by Amy Rivers

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Stumble & Fall ( A Legacy of Silence Book 2) By Amy Rivers
Genre – Crime, Psychological Thriller
Page Count – 292
Cover Designer – Carl Graves @ Extended Imagery

After losing her father, Kate is working on renovating her desert home. Her new psychological counseling practice provides needed income, and a chance for Kate to find out who she can trust by working from the inside. But searching for these answers puts her in danger and the cost of learning the truth may be more than she can bear. Meanwhile, her sister Tilly has moved back to New Mexico. Family tragedy strikes, throwing Tilly into a cycle of self-sabotage that nearly gets her killed.

In this sequel to Complicit, Kate and Tilly struggle with fear and self-doubt while the lives of victims they are helping hang in the balance. Will Kate’s determination to save them put more young women in danger? Will Tilly survive her reckless pursuit of justice?

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Amy Rivers is an award-winning novelist and writer of short stories and personal essays, as well as the Director of Northern Colorado Writers. She was recently named 2021 Indie Author of the Year by the Indie Author Project. She’s been published in We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor, Flash! A Celebration of Short Fiction, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses, and Splice Today, as well as Novelty Bride Magazine and ESME.com. She was raised in New Mexico and now lives in Colorado with her husband and children. She holds degrees in psychology and political science, two topics she loves to write about.

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Fallen Star (The Divine Devils Book 2) by R Weir

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Fallen Star (The Divine Devils Book 2) by R Weir
Genre – Thriller, Crime
Page Count – 440
Cover Designer – Mia

Megan Getz lived among Hollywood royalty

A Tinseltown celebrity of a long-running sitcom

Being extorted because of an adult indiscretion

Attempting to cover up her perilous life

Hiring the team of Divine Devils

Hoping they’ll free her from the blackmail bonds

 

Hunter Divine and his crew going undercover in a Reno Casino

Digging deep to reveal those running the scam

The simple case exploding all around them

Drugs, prostitution, murder, and mayhem being the norm

Dragging Hunter and his crew into a hotbed of danger

In a doomed attempt to rescue the pretentious Fallen Star

Leading The Divine Devils down a lethal road they may not survive

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Award-winning Author R Weir lives in the Mile-High City with his family, where the Rocky Mountain High isn’t always achieved with an herbal substance. When not glued to the computer, he relaxes by enjoying the outdoors and traveling in his motorhome. His 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 snarky, with as many faults as virtues. Characters exhibiting traces of his sense of humor, though he’s not nearly as tough and fearless. Though no evil stands a chance against his written word!

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