The Cozy Mystery Genre

As the days become shorter and colder this winter, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and a great book. With familiar characters, quaint settings, and a happy ending every time, you can escape from the busy holiday season with the perfect cozy mystery novel. Common Elements of Cozy Mysteries Cozy mysteries, a sub-genre of the mystery genre, are well-named due to their common tropes and themes. In a cozy mystery, the protagonist is usually an am... [Read More...]

Techno-Thriller vs Sci-Fi: What’s the Difference?

New York Times bestselling author Blake Crouch excitedly told one writer that, “The techno-thriller will become the genre of the 21st Century.” He might not be wrong; techno-thrillers are thriving and selling well around the world, but they’re often mistakenly categorized as different genres. It’s not uncommon for readers, or even literary agents, to classify techno-thriller novels as other genres.
Distinctions Between Science Fiction and Techno-thrillers
Both of these genres have severa... [Read More...]

Amateur Sleuth Mystery Novels

Although legal thrillers and police procedurals are exciting sub genres in mystery fiction, sometimes readers want a protagonist that isn’t a detective or a member of law enforcement. Amateur sleuth mysteries feature an ordinary protagonist with a relatively normal life who tries to solve a crime that’s typically far out of their realm of knowledge. There’s something endearing about a main character, who has no expertise or experience, investigating and solving crimes before those trained ... [Read More...]

Free: Avenue of Regrets

I was happy once. I had a family. I had friends. I had a good job. And one day it all ended.

There are defining moments in people’s lives; times forever etched in our minds. Some are good. Others not so. For David Wallace, there was no worse time than receiving the news of his family’s death while confined to a jail cell on murder charges.

Seven years later, David has moved on with his life having started a non-profit shelter for battered women, still haunted by the indiscret... [Read More...]

The Masonic Manuscript

The Freemasons are in trouble. And once more, Sara Walsh, hero of The Templar Succession, is on the case.

Pennsylvania: A powerful Mason is murdered. And a statue of Benjamin Franklin containing a dark secret is destroyed.

Calgary: At the foot of the Canadian Rockies lies The Compound, an exclusive Masonic Resort. There, buried under a mountain is the Masonic Museum, home to the Lodge’s best-kept secrets. From the Museum, a very old, secretive Manuscript which could destroy the Lod... [Read More...]

Wicked Little Saints

Not everything is as it appears to be in the sparsely populated town of Nirvana.

Three years earlier, a bus full of middle-grade school children went missing and none of the victims’ parents have ever seen or heard from their beloved child again. Rachelle Wigby has just had her second nervous breakdown due to the unknown whereabouts of her precious daughter, Priscilla. Dr. Barns, Rachelle’s estranged brother, feels it’s time someone got to the bottom of what happened to hi... [Read More...]

Free: One In A Million

Kyle Fasano has it all: a good job, a loving wife, two beautiful children and a house on the hill. Still, it’s not enough. Risking it all, he has a fling with a woman from the office. He knows better, but she offers a simple temptation. Unfortunately, Kyle is about to discover that his lover is not at all what she seems.

Napoleon Villa has very little. No real family and no real home. A detective for the L.A.P.D., he is a gray wolf in an ever darkening world. When the call comes in ... [Read More...]