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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) By David Stever – Review by Laura Furuta

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1)
By: David Stever
5 out of 5 stars

The story Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever is a thrilling mystery book that is amazing to read. It pulls you in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until I had finished the final page. I loved reading about the character of Johnny Delarosa. He is a private investigator who is a retired officer, intelligent, resourceful, and has a reputation of putting his clients first. He is determined to investigate and solve a case that is presented to him by Claire Dixon. Even though he seems to feel that there is something off, with the help of a bright young amateur sleuth, he is determined to push forward. This starts events that keep the PI guessing as to the truth and trying to stay one step ahead. How much danger are Johnny and his young amateur sleuth in? Will he find out the whole truth behind the case he is investigating? Read this book to find out. This story has times when I was turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. It is a story that kept me on the edge of my seat. There is an impressive cast of additional characters that come alive on the page just as Johnny does. I felt like I was right there with him and found myself lost in the book. The story does a wonderful job in making you feel like your reading an older detective series genre. It is a book that will keep you on your toes and guessing. Highly recommended.

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A story full of action, suspense and mystery. This story had me sitting on the edge of my seat through most of it, a page turner for sure. The characters are strong, relatable and make the story pop and feel real for me. P.I. Johnny is hired to find a long lost fortune. His search takes him on a journey that he won’t soon forget as he takes on an intern that may or may not be helpful. I highly recommend reading this book to find out if Johnny is on a wild goose chase or if the money is real.

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever
Genre – Mystery / Thriller / Crime
Page Count – 213 pages
Publishing Company – TCK Publishing
Private investigator Johnny Delarosa’s seen it all. Cheating spouses, greedy embezzlers, insurance scammers—it’s all part of the game to him. But when a drop-dead gorgeous redheaded mystery woman walks into his bar and drops a $20,000 retainer in his lap, he knows he’s met his match.
Claire Dixon wants the hard-drinking Johnny to find $2 million that was stolen from her mob-wife mother thirty years ago, but the money is only half the mystery. When every lowlife in Port City suddenly comes out of the woodwork to claim their share of the take, suddenly Claire’s nowhere to be found—and the body count starts to climb.
With the help of a bright young amateur sleuth, can Johnny crack the case before the streets of his beloved Port City run scarlet?
With a wink and a nod to the hard-boiled detective fiction of yesteryear, David Stever offers up a heaping helping of old-school noir sure to satisfy every thriller lover, even genre purists. Scarlet Fever is the first book in the Johnny Delarosa Mysteries.

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David Stever is a novelist, screenwriter, and film producer. He writes the Johnny Delarosa mystery-thriller series, debuting with SCARLET FEVER, paying homage to the great detective fiction of the past. The series has been called “noir for the 21st Century.” Fans of hard-boiled, crime thriller books, complete with sexy femme fatales, will love the Delarosa series.

His short story, WICKED WIND, appeared in the June 2015 issue of HEATER. He produced the feature film, COFFIN, (2011), starring Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) and Bruce Davison (X-Men). He is a member of the Private Eye Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, and the Maryland Writers Association. Originally from Tyrone, Pennsylvania, he lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and family.

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HEELS OF FORTUNE: PJ Santini Series: Book Two by Lynne Russell

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Genre – Romantic Crime Humorous Adventure
Page Count – 189 pages
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Publishing Company: NightTrain Books
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In this sequel to Hell On Heels: When is $6 Million not a gift? When it’s a curse.

Ask PJ Santini, private eye and TV news reporter. PJ thought she’d seen it all, but when her husband died in bed on their honeymoon, he left behind more unfinished business than the obvious! She has no way of knowing, as she draws closer to her nurturing but nutso Sicilian family, that she’s placing them in deadly jeopardy. Someone is prepared to kill for a treasure PJ holds in the palm of her hand… if only she knew what it was! Fortunately, she’s armed with decent common sense, a spectacular set of 38 DD’s, a retired cop for a father, a “connected” cousin, and a protective, smoldering PI boss. But will these be enough? Which one should she use first? As she learns the shocking truth about her late husband, she realizes she is the holder of a secret that could bring grave danger: danger of death by fettuccini Alfredo, danger of trusting the wrong man, danger of an actual terrifying end to her life. In case you’re picking up the Series with Book Two, you’ll want to know PJ Santini is a 30-something Buffalo, NY private eye/TV reporter with issues. She finally got married, and her husband died on her, literally, on the second day of her honeymoon. Short on money, she took her old TV news job back. She’s developed a weakness for dangerous men and 4” heels. Her Sicilian family – Ma, Pop, her lovable ADHD brother Tony, a cable guy who moves back home every time he breaks up with a girlfriend, and her grandmother, tiny but terrifying Nonna Giovanna – loves her to death. PJ’s old boyfriend, adorable and charismatic Johnny Renza, still knows how to hotwire her with food… in fact her butt is about to get its own zip code. Her hot, mysterious, resourceful, protective PI boss, Tango Daly is always first in her heart, but a heart – and certain other body parts – can get so confused…

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Lynne Russell anchored CNN and CNN Headline News from 1983 to 2001, the first woman to solo anchor a network nightly newscast. Her long-standing dedication to the people’s right to know was recognized in The New York Times, which called her a “just-the-facts stalwart of CNN Headline News”. The Times also called her a news anchor with the personality of a professional wrestler, which she took as a compliment. In the Washington Journalism Review, she won a spot as “Best in the Business”. A licensed private investigator, former deputy sheriff, certified SCUBA diver, and holder of two black belts in the martial art Choi Kwang Do, Lynne now writes romantic crime novels. She and her husband split their time between Washington, D.C. and Italy.

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A Person Could Disappear Here by Terri George

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Genre – Literary Fiction/Crime/Thriller
Page Count – 210 pages
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None of us can truly know all we would be capable of until we are driven to it.

When the man Abbey met on Facebook turns out to be anything but the caring, thoughtful and romantic person she thought him to be, she finds herself trapped in his isolated house on the outskirts of a small town in western Nebraska. Despite her overwhelming despair and the chances of her escaping being somewhere between slim and none, Abbey knows she has to get free… Or die trying.

Back home in London, England, no texts or calls from Abbey has alarm bells ringing for her flat-mate. When Abbey fails to make her return flight, Cristina heads to the states to search for her best friend, but where does she even begin to look for her?

A Person Could Disappear Here is a tale of courage in the face of overwhelming odds, never giving up hope, friendship, secrets and lies.

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Prisoner

From a small child I’ve loved to lose myself in stories. I’m a firm believer that if heaven exists, it contains every novel ever written and has big squishy sofas to curl up on and read for all eternity.

 

Before I started writing novels, my comedy play, The Magazine was performed at The Bush Theatre in London, and my poetry has been published in several anthologies. However, I knew what I really wanted to write were novels. With several unfinished manuscripts languishing in the depths of my computer’s hard drive, it was my discovery of erotic romance that led me to ponder what my ideal romantic hero looked like. And thus, Nick Frost was born, and the epic love he shares with Mia spanning three books of Frost Trilogy. Then, after being nagged by my readers, of course I had to write Aiden and Jen’s love story in the FT spin-off, Torn.

 

After that I delved into the world of full-on erotica, but, as much as I enjoyed writing it, I knew I wanted to write other genres because, along with my hope that if an afterlife exists I can spend mine in a divine library, I’m also a firm believer in not being pigeon-holed. Which is why I made my first foray into literary fiction with A Person Could Disappear Here, because, for me, writing is all about the characters and their story rather than genre.

 

As English as they come, I believe there’s nothing that can’t be solved, resolved, overcome or celebrated better than with a nice cup of tea. (preferably with a lovely slice of Victoria sponge cake with real buttercream icing) From Rachmaninov (whose piano concertos I often listen to while writing) to Aerosmith, my taste in music is best described as eclectic. And I make a mean chocolate cake.

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1) by Keith Nixon

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Genre – Crime / Mystery / Suspense / Police Procedural
Page count – 211 pages
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Publisher – Gladius Press – https://www.facebook.com/GladiusPressPublishing/
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When teenager Nick Buckingham tumbles from the fifth floor of an apartment block, Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray answers the call with a sick feeling in his stomach. The victim was just a kid, sixteen years old. And the exact age the detective’s son was, the son Gray has not seen since he went missing at a funfair ten years ago. Each case involving children haunts Gray with the reminder that his son may still be out there – or worse, dead. The seemingly open and shut case of suicide twists into a darker discovery. Buckingham and Gray have never met, so why is Gray’s number on the dead teenager’s mobile phone?

Gray begins to unravel a murky world of abuse, lies, and corruption. And when the body of Reverend David Hill is found shot to death in the vestry of Gray’s old church, Gray wonders how far the depravity stretches and who might be next. Nothing seems connected, and yet there is one common thread: Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray, himself. As the bodies pile up, Gray must face his own demons and his son’s abduction.

Crippled by loss Gray takes the first step on the long road of redemption. But is the killer closer to home than he realised?

Set in the once grand town of Margate in the south of England, the now broken and depressed seaside resort becomes its own character in this dark police suspense thriller, perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, and Peter James.

Dig Two Graves is the first in the Solomon Gray series. Pick it up now to discover whether Gray finds his son in this thrilling new crime series.

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Keith Nixon is a British born writer of crime and historical fiction novels. Originally he trained as a chemist, but Keith is now in a senior sales role for a high-tech business.
Keith currently lives with his family in the North West of England. His novels are published by Bastei Lubbe and Gladius Press.

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Redemption: An Ash Park Novel by Meghan O’Flynn

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Released – November 21, 2017

A grisly murder. An unsolved cold case. And a father who’ll stop at nothing to punish the man who killed his daughter.

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

“Smart, grisly, and unflinching…don’t forget to breathe.”
~Beth Teliho, award-winning author of Order of Seven

ASHES TO ASHES…

It’s been five years since the Looking Glass killer terrorized the streets of Ash Park, leaving a trail of dissected victims in his wake.

Five years since the Looking Glass killer kidnapped Hannah Montgomery, a woman Detective Petrosky had sworn to protect–a woman who looked just like his murdered daughter.

Five years of guilt-ridden nights Petrosky spent wishing he could find the balls to put a bullet in his brain.

But when a call comes in from the police department in Hannah Montgomery’s hometown, Petrosky must re-evaluate all he knows to be true. Could the killing of Hannah Montgomery’s father be connected to the Looking Glass case?

What he finds is the most shocking revelation of his career, one that tangles past and present in an inescapable web of deceit. For the Looking Glass killer isn’t the only sadistic butcher he needs to find–the man who raped and burned his daughter alive is still out there, taunting him with the bodies of other victims. And the cases are too closely connected to tease apart.

Now Petrosky must holster his grief to track the man who destroyed the only good thing he’s ever done.

And when Petrosky goes, he’s taking that bastard with him.

Immersive, disturbing, and thrilling, Redemption is the stunning fifth novel in the Ash Park series by bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn. If you like Jonathan Kellerman, Gillian Flynn, or Ruth Ware, you’ll love Ash Park.

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About Meghan O’Flynn

Meghan O’Flynn is a clinical therapist, writer, artist, wife, and mom. She adores her amazing little boys, dark chocolate, tea, dirty jokes, and back rubs with no strings attached, in that order. Meghan is the bestselling author of The Jilted, Shadow’s Keep, and the Ash Park series–which includes Famished, Conviction, Repressed, Hidden and Redemption–and has penned a number of short stories including “Crimson Snow” and “Alien Landscape.” She is frankly amazed that her wonderful husband still agrees to live with her after reading them and even more shocked that he seems to sleep soundly.

 

Hidden: An Ash Park Novel by Meghan O’Flynn

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Hidden: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 4) by Meghan O’Flynn
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HE’S BACK.

Detective Edward Petrosky has always felt the pain of the world like a razor blade in his gut, even more so when he considers the killers who have escaped conviction. But he can’t let that stop him, not after a grandmother is found murdered on her front lawn, the victim of some machete-wielding psycho.

The case is strange from the outset: no one heard a thing despite the public nature of the crime. An unknown child’s footprints cover the property without a trace of the kid. And a grisly discovery in the basement has the entire police force stunned. Nothing makes sense. Whatever secrets their victim had, she’d taken them, quietly, to her grave.

But when another woman’s corpse turns up with a familiar brand on her ribcage, Petrosky realizes the horrible truth: a killer he’d thought was long gone from Ash Park has remained, lurking in their midst. And who knows how many victims this butcher has collected? For those he’s kidnapped, any day might be their last, imprisoned, unseen, with only their screams and a deranged lunatic for company.

Now Petrosky must risk everything he holds sacred to track the most sadistic killer Ash Park has ever seen, a man whose thirst for carnage extends far beyond mere bloodletting. But saving innocent lives will require an unbearable sacrifice.

One from which he may never recover.

Hidden is the emotional fourth book in the hair-raising Ash Park series. If you like Blake Crouch, Dean Koontz, or Paula Hawkins, you’ll love Ash Park.

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About Meghan O’Flynn

Meghan O’Flynn is a clinical therapist, writer, artist, wife, and mom. She adores her amazing little boys, dark chocolate, tea, dirty jokes, and back rubs with no strings attached, in that order. Meghan is the bestselling author of The Jilted, Shadow’s Keep, and the Ash Park series–which includes Famished, Conviction, Repressed, Hidden and Redemption–and has penned a number of short stories including “Crimson Snow” and “Alien Landscape.” She is frankly amazed that her wonderful husband still agrees to live with her after reading them and even more shocked that he seems to sleep soundly.