This book selection was updated on May 17th, 2022.
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Mayan Shadows

Maxwell Barnes is an archeologist and the son of an archeologist. He and his companion, friend, and brother since youth, Axel Morales, have been treasure hunting for their benefactor Myron Crabtree, in the jungles of Guatemala. This area, not coincidentally, is also rumored to be the location of the last great city of the Maya, the legendary Ahrum. When Max meets a man who appears to be a young Mayan skateboard punk, his entire world is turned upside down as he hears the true story of the cityâ... [Read More...]

Free: SCAM A-LAMA DING DONG

Humorous dark comedy for fans of Carl Hiassen. Humorous crime fiction author Jinx James exposes the sleazy side of rock ‘n roll and ShowBiz. When you’ve been a rock star as long as Marc Charles has, you’ve seen a few shady scams in your time, but never one quite like this. Cory, the dude from California isn’t just after Marc’s rock star mansion. He wants the lot, and with his corporation’s scumbag shakedown scheme he aims to get it. But rock stars don’t like being mess... [Read More...]

Do No Harm

2020 American Fiction Award winner for Best Medical Thriller Doctors go to medical school to save lives… right? When Matthew Preston was eight, his father was shot and killed in rarefied Pacific Palisades by Ted Nash, a home burglar who happened to be the Preston’s neighbor. Though Nash was sentenced to life in San Quentin, Matthew’s lifelong obsession is to somehow get into the prison, gain access to Nash, and exact the ultimate personal revenge. He devises a plan to become a prison doct... [Read More...]

The Link

James Brickman is an investigator for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department. When his personal life collides with his work life he finds himself racing to save a young girl held captive by human traffickers. Traversing a peninsula in the Pacific North West, this unyielding ex-detective puts his life on the line in the name of righteousness. 56,526 word count. $2.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Free: Not Dead Yet (Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 7)

Secrets lead to lies and lies to murder in this pulse-pounding thriller with lots of shocking twists. Has former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas finally gotten herself in deeper than she can handle? When the body of Nancy Henry is pulled out of the water of Sykes Creek by two local fishermen, they soon realize she’s not dead. Not yet.. Free on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Free: Snips and Snails Cafe Murder and Mayhem Mysteries

Snips and Snails Mysteries are “Seat of your Pants Thrillers” bursting with intrigue and saucy deliciousness. Fill your bowl with a daily dose of Murder, Mayhem, and Snark. This heroine is off-chart full of quirky fun, and will have you laughing out loud, chasing clues, and coming back for seconds. Read them in any order, just make sure you’re sitting down when you do… Free to $4.99 on Kindle. Learn More ... [Read More...]

Sauvignon Slaying

Moving to Crooked Tree Farms in Spell’s Bay is Verity Blume’s Chance at a Do-Over… Instead, she’s bought the farm…literally. Lock, stock, and flesh-eating spiders… There’s more than a few surprises waiting for her at Crooked Tree… At 40 something, she’s divorced, broke, and a—vine witch? Or so her handsome neighbor keeps telling her. But there’s more to Verity’s skills than the untapped magic in her hands…and a witch in wa... [Read More...]

Free: The Tao of the Viper, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery

Readers Favorite 2020 Gold Medal Winner in Supernatural Fiction!! 2020 Winner In Mystery Fiction, Book Excellence Awards!! “…wickedly clever suspense” ~Self-Publishing Review “A fantastic and dark paranormal mystery” ~ Readers Favorite From USA Today bestselling author, Linda Watkins, comes the second installment in the award-winning Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series…The Tao of the Viper… After the events of the summer before, Dr. Kate Pomeroy is final... [Read More...]

Perfect Payback

When Jim finds a musty German Olympic jacket and an old journal in his attic, he stumbles onto a gripping pre-World War II story of a cousin he knows nothing about. After a career-ending injury forces Hans Pepperman to lose his spot on the 1936 Olympic boxing team, he trades his athletic aspirations for a degree in mechanical engineering and secures a job working for Willy Messerschmitt. Tasked to solve the stalling issues of the BF109 fighter plane engine, Hans finds himself in the middle of t... [Read More...]

Free: Escape to Osprey Cove

Doug has grown up poor, envying what others have. So when he meets wealthy Catherine, he thinks she is his ticket to all he desires. After marrying her for her wealth, he finds that he covets one more thing — independence. The mystery begins with a discovery in the secret compartment of his new Corvette that will grant him this independence and change his and Catherine’s life forever. Catherine finds an escape at The Osprey Cove Lodge and an opportunity to rebuild her life. Who does... [Read More...]

Free: Snapped

Murder happens in Houston, but when the most recent murders take on disturbing similarities, local law enforcement officers fear a serial killer is roaming their streets. Former sheriff’s department sergeant Jade Monroe has just graduated from the FBI’s serial crimes unit in homicide and is called to Houston with her partner, J.T. Harper, to take on her first assignment—apprehending the person responsible for these gruesome crimes. With victims piling up and the clock ticking, Jade and J.... [Read More...]

WITH FULL MALICE: A Deadly Vigilante Crime Novel of Twisted Justice

A deadly secret society executes its own form of justice… In a SoCal restaurant parking lot, a paroled sex-offender dies of multiple gunshots . . . In Louisiana, a woman who kicked her young son to death dies of an overdose . . . In Yuma, while standing in line for handout, a man who escaped punishment for murdering his wife and child drops dead . . . Across the country, perps who’ve slaughtered innocents are dying. No one suspects a conspiracy – until a traumatized food criti... [Read More...]

The Killer’s Club

Audrey Spencer has landed her dream job as a Deputy DA when the daughter of DA Gregory Pope is found stabbed in a park. Audrey is surprised when Pope assigns her the case and is determined to find justice for her boss. The murderer soon strikes again, throwing cold water on her best theory. Can she catch the killer before he murders a third time? $4.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

The Ascension of Mary

Mary is a 14 year-old violin prodigy who moves to a new home with her mother and discovers a ghost in her bedroom. Mary believes the ghost wants to help uncover the secrets of her family’s past and reveal who is responsible for the murder of her father. Thoughtful messages are brought up as the characters navigate through tough instances of racial discrimination. $4.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

The Carnation Murder (Adele Gossling Mysteries: Book 1)

Smart, inquisitive, and a firm believer in the new progressive reforms, Adele Gossling seeks a new life after the devastating death of her father. She flees San Francisco for the small town of Arrojo, planning a life of peace and small pleasures. Peace is exactly what she doesn’t get when she discovers her neighbor’s dead body in her gazebo. The police think they have a firm suspect: the young man who was secretly engaged to the victim. But Adele and her clairvoyant new friend Nin Branch su... [Read More...]

The Courthouse Murder

In July 1949, an unpopular and deeply unpleasant man is stabbed in the courthouse of an English city. As the murder has been committed in a room to which the general public doesn’t have access, it seems probable that the culprit is someone involved with the business of the courts. Suspects include a number of lawyers, police officers, and magistrates. For various reasons, the local Chief Constable decides to ask Scotland Yard to investigate the murder. Chief Inspector Philip Bryce and Sergean... [Read More...]

Murder at the Bingo Hall

Bingo can be deadly! When Priscilla slumps over dead, just as she’s about to call “Bingo,” her two best friends, Ethel and Nellie, suspect she’s been murdered. Twists and turns abound, as these two feisty amateur sleuths seek justice for their friend. Psychics, a Ouija board and Nellie’s famous Catch-a-Killer cookies (recipes included) help to garner clues. What did Priscilla know that made her a killer’s target? And will this quirky duo solve the case or die... [Read More...]

Free: The Gryphon Torn

Griff, the blind veteran with extrasensory abilities is back in the fourth book of the series. He is forced to protect his new life while trying to save another. In a foreign country and out of his depth, his mistakes lead to murder. He’s torn between saving a friend, changing the world or protecting his family. Which can he save, and at what cost? Free on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

David’s Sling

In the deep, shadowy forest of New York’s Adirondack mountains, CIA Agent Dave McClure will meet his most horrific nightmare and face his greatest challenge ever! The CIA and its top agent, Dave McClure, have their hands perilously full. Franz Altmann, a vicious killer and a member of the German terror group, Red Storm Movement, has slipped unseen into America. He intends to bring the U.S., the world’s epicenter of capitalism and finance, to its knees in the most horrendous attack p... [Read More...]

Major Bummer Murders

Welcome to Wahoo Beach, where there is always plenty of sun, surf, sand… and murder! The year is 1986, and all Tiffany Sloan wants is to catch some rays, jam out to Bananarama on her boom box, and run her business — the Putts & Stuff Boardwalk Playland. But Wahoo Beach is one of those places where dead dudes keep showing up in the weirdest places! Join Tiffany, Officer Aviators, a punk kid named Zero, and a wide cast of wacky Wahoo Beach characters to hunt down killers and solve mys... [Read More...]

Scared Silent

NEW! Book 5 of the acclaimed Tony Valenti thriller series. His choices: prison or death. Which scares him more? Fifteen-year-old Denzel Payton is charged with a murder he didn’t commit. Speaking out could get him killed. It’s up to Tony Valenti and Penelope Brooks to find a way out. They’ll need smarts, guts, and a little luck to save Denzel. $2.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

Free: Malevolent (Shaye Archer Series Book 1)

Shaye Archer’s life effectively began the night police found her in an alley with no memory of the previous 15 years. Now, she’s a PI who gets answers for her clients, and maybe for herself. When her new client Emma claims she’s being stalked, Shaye is determined to help. Emma knows her stalker, but the problem is, she killed him a month ago. Free on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

The Man on the Rubber Balloon or Optimism

Would you travel halfway around the world to discover the secret of life? Max Hansell did, and he was never quite the same. Cheated and dumped by his dishonest employer, Max escapes recession-hit London to trek to the source of the Amazon River. He is determined to start life afresh, but disaster follows and before long he finds himself in the world of drug cartels, cocaine labs, corruption and torture deep in the Bolivian rainforest. His unknown DEA cousin is trapped there, but can Max discove... [Read More...]

Of Murder And Lies

When a body of a young woman surfaces on a riverbank in the small town of Rosewood, Washington, Detective Jack Burns is called in from his suspension to lead the case. As the investigation gets underway, a discovery on the other side of town threatens to lift the veil of lies and reveal clues to Jack’s tragic past–a singular event from a decade ago that thrust him into a nightmare and tormented his soul for too long. Will Jack manage to unravel the truth or will it elude him as it d... [Read More...]

Free: Run For Your Life

Detective Mitch Cannon is excited about his date with a new friend, Liza, but a blocked call starts five days of pure hell. Mitch’s sister, Marie, is missing. The next day, Mitch’s partner, Devon, and Liza disappear too. The only clue is from a caller saying, “Ticktock, ticktock.” Mitch begins a white-knuckled search before they’re gone forever. Free on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

DEVIL’S DAWN: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (A Grant & Daniels Trilogy Book 2)

Sarah Latham is the epitome of an all-American sweetheart. She’s a cheerleader with good grades, a judge for a father, a homemaker for a mother, and a reputation that makes everyone else look like devils. But after being kidnapped, something triggered inside Sarah and she’s no longer made of sugar and spice. Acting Chief of Police Aaron Grant and his FBI girlfriend Teresa are left chasing their tails after bodies start dropping and they can’t find the sinner they’re searching for becaus... [Read More...]

Tusker: An International Crime and African Adventure Thriller

A deathbed confession. A neo-Nazi cult in Southern Africa. And a fight to save the last of the great elephants. In 1908 teenager Hélène Sondheim witnesses the first genocide of the twentieth century in German South West Africa – an event that foreshadows the Nazi holocaust. As she flees from the land of her birth, she takes with her knowledge of the vanquished Makololo tribe’s priceless rare earth metal deposits and the extraordinary secrets of their ferocious war elephants. In 2022, frag... [Read More...]