Erinn Forrester is a student at Southern Lake University in a small Indiana town where she lives with her parents. She also has a boy in her life, but when they meet up with friends who are just as bored as they are and looking for some excitement to spice up their Friday night, they get much more than they bargained for. Exploring a haunted manse the whole town knows as The Portal House is rumored to be the home of a voodoo doctor who supposedly killed his wife out of revenge for her betrayal. When the friends enter the house they discover a book written by someone who knows about The Rainbow Sphere, one of three items needed to unlock something that, as legend has it, has been kept secret for centuries. After activating the sphere, the clock begins ticking down to Day 5, giving Errin and her friends a ticking clock to figure out the mysterious legend and their fate.
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Passage Graves by Madyson Rush
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Archeologist David Hyden is hell-bent to disprove his Biblical archeologist father’s religious theories. After his father is found dead at the center of Stonehenge with a strange glowing spiral engraved into his palm, David decides to challenge his father’s theory that Maeshowe—a passage grave ruin in Stenness, Scotland—possesses metaphysical powers. However, the morning after his arrival in Stenness, David wakes to find everyone else in town is dead.
Then a most bizarre theory is discovered: There are four locks and four keys lost throughout antiquity. Any man who finds a matching lock and key will gain one of the powers of the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse (Conqueror, War, Plague, and Death). Displacement of a key awakened the passage grave. Unless the “key”
is placed into the petroglyph “lock,” the ruin will kill every living thing.
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RILEY REID MYSTERIES Volume 1
Meet Riley Reid, a private investigator in small town Virginia. A product of parental abandonment, and far too much time spent at the police station, Riley’s personality gives a unique perspective to every case.
Riley is hired by grieving parents to investigate the death of a young man in his prime. He even had a baby on the way. Police rule it an accidental overdose, but neither Riley or her new clients believe it.
Through her investigations, Riley is thrown into a drug conspiracy far larger than she ever expected. Suddenly, she’s breaking into rehab centers, trailing suspects and fighting off gun-wielding invaders.
Aggie Mundeen, trying to shape up at the health club before anybody discovers she writes the anti-aging column, stumbles into murder and decides to catch the killer. The San Antonio detective is appalled by
her investigative methods, the health club has to evacuate members
(some not fully clothed), and the killer comes after Aggie. Then she
really has to get creative, while she tries to stay alive.
2013 Lefty Award Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery
What reviewers are saying:
“West’s characters could fill a series. I hope so. I love this book!” __Rollo K. Newsom PhD, Distinguished Professor, Texas State University
and an editor of Lone Star Sleuths.
“Great Book!!! totally loved it. funny, mystery, and great writing
__Kate Wilson, Goodreads
In 1976, four friends, Dan, Fred, Tim and Thierry, drive a bus along the hippie trail from London to Kathmandu. En Route in Pakistan, a drug deal goes badly wrong, yet the boys escape with their lives and the narcotics. Thousands of kilometers, numerous acid trips, accidents, nightclubs and a pair of beautiful Siamese twins later, as they finally reach the counter-culture capital of the world, Kathmandu, Fred disappears with the drug money.
A quarter century later, after receiving mysterious emails inviting them to pick up their share of the money, Dan, Tim and Thierry are back in Kathmandu.
The Nepalese capital is not the blissful mountain backwater they remember. Soon a trail of kidnapping and murder leads across the Roof of the World. With the help of Dan’s backpacking son, a tattooed lady and a Buddhist angel, the ageing hippies try to solve a 25-year old mystery that leads them amongst Himalayan peaks for a dramatic showdown with their past.
The End by Dave Lacey
1965 South East Mexico. A discovery is made near Tortuguero Nuevo, an artefact which points toward a future event. It is coming. In the present day, Jack Sumner and Nick Moretti, two detectives either side of the Atlantic, both drawn into a string of murders which are linked by a common goal. To hide the truth. The two separate lines of investigation begin to draw to a conclusion. Slowly they are nearing the truth. It is coming. When The End comes, fate leaves one man with the key to salvation.
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“…Read this book whilst on holiday and must say it was a really good story. Managed to get through it in two days…” (Amazon 5 stars)
“…I really enjoyed this book. Great story and original characters. When I got to the final chapters, I missed a night’s sleep because I couldn’t put it down…” (Amazon 5 stars)
It’s summertime, and the Sanford 3rd Age Club are living it up in the seaside town of Filey. But the hot days don’t pass without problems for amateur sleuth, Joe Murray.
Was Nicola Leach’s death an accident or deliberate? Did Eddie Dobson fall into the sea or did he jump? What’s going on behind the innocent façade – and closed doors – of the Beachside Hotel? And who raided Joe’s room? Joe and his sidekicks must find the answers to solve the mystery of The Filey Connection. Reviewer Nanjar said, “The characters all seem like people you have met at sometime, so real in speech or in nature.”
The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1 by Levi Stack
In the Russian Empire, wild gypsies and daring peasants face off against an evil overlord. This explosive mystery will entertain teens and adults alike with its alternate history, adventure, and mythology.
Winner of ‘OUTSTANDING FICTION’ at the Southern California Writers Conference.
Sedona is given the opportunity of a lifetime: play an up-and-coming executive with all the trappings of wealth with someone else footing the bill.
The catch: find out who is stealing company funds before the criminals find out that their program is being debugged. Sedona runs into danger, the corporate glass ceiling, and an occasional chance at romance in her quest to figure out who is stealing money from Strandfrost. Unfortunately, Sedona is better at writing computer code than deciphering political vitriol, and if she doesn’t find a way to wade through the red tape and red herrings, she could lose both her job and her quarry!
Stinger Maguire by Mike Bove
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Taryn Maguire was good at hitting the shot called a stinger, good enough to get on the PGA Tour.
Taryn was called “Stinger.” He was a top golfer and known as a humanitarian. But then he is brutally murdered after returning to his hometown, Willowtree, Arizona, for a charity event.
Bruce DelReno, a retired postman and golf enthusiast, found the body and becomes emotionally involved in the murder investigation.
With his friends, including Ben Samuel, his Apache sidekick, he uncovers secrets long held by people in Willowtree.
When Stinger’s own secret is discovered it becomes a bigger story than his death.
Fans of “Willowtree,” the first Bruce DelReno Mystery, will find more of Bruce’s unique relationships with friends, the police, witnesses, and suspects. And, of course, more of his dry humor, and love of his wife, dog, food, and golf.
GURL-POSSE KIDNAP by Peter Prasad
A post-modern thriller with a few vicious twists. A drug deal unravels into murder, kidnap and redemption as Sonoma PI Jake Knight helps his client see the light.
5-Stars: I’m blown away! I enjoyed it so much. This book is like one of those multi-layered cream and berry torte’s that sit in the window of a bakery in Paris. The story is allowed to unfold slowly, to introduce you to Jake, a military veteran, and recent local boy turned state hero. He owns a farm that raises sheep, and he rents part of his homestead to people who use his milk production to make cheese. His newest job is as a private investigator in a company also run by an
“Franki” Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn’t cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica’s detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc.
But Franki’s hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf. When she’s not investigating, Franki is hoping to seduce handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, but most of her time is spent dodging date offers from a string of “good Italian boys”—make that not-so-good aging Italian men—that her meddlesome Sicilian grandma has recruited as marriage candidates. As Mardi Gras approaches and the mystery of the murdered shop girl gets more complicated, Franki must decipher the odd ramblings of a voodoo priestess to solve both the murder and the mystery of her own love life.
The Advocate, a legal suspense murder mystery, is the first book in The Advocate Series. Three characters continue throughout the series, Sabre Orin Brown, defense attorney, her investigator, JP Torn, and her colleague, Bob Clark.
The Advocate is followed by The Advocate’s Betrayal, The Advocate’s Conviction, The Advocate’s Dilemma, and The Advocate’s Ex Parte.
On Australia’s island state, more than one species of Tasmanian Devil exists…
Beneath the surface of Nina Holt’s perfect marriage lurks a life of terror inflicted upon her by her politically powerful husband Michael and his brother Greg, a sadistic detective. For over a decade they have managed to keep Nina imprisoned, using her to satisfy their every whim.
Worse still, the only light in her life—her 9-year-old son, Sam—considers Michael a hero. When Tina and her son crash the car in an attempt to escape, a kind motorist offers to help. But Nina is unaware that he has his own plans for her, igniting a deadly game of cat and mouse as they flee across Tasmania with Sam.
In Dry Bones, Holder (Oklahoma) Senior Police Officer Aaron Clement must solve an old case of the murder of two boys, help in the investigation and mitigation of the sentence of a woman who has killed
her husband, and find the kidnapper and rapist of his son’s fiancé.
He does all that, entertains the possibility of romance, and even takes in a stray dog.