Author: Robin Yocum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-04-04
After his unspectacular professional baseball career ends with a knee injury in Toledo, Ohio, Johnny Earl gets busted for selling cocaine. After serving seven years in prison, all he wants to do is return to his hometown of Steubenville, retrieve the drug money he stashed before he went to jail, and start a new life where no one has ever heard of Johnny Earl. However, before he can leave town with his money, Johnny is picked up for questioning in the murder of Rayce Daubner, the FBI informant who had set him up on drug charges in the first place. Then his former prison cellmate shows up--a white supremacist who wants the drug money to help fund an Aryan nation in the wilds of Idaho. Five memorable characters, each with a separate agenda, come together in this layered tale of murder, deceit, and political intrigue.
Author: Michael Koryta
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-11-08
Lincoln Perry was once a rising star on the Cleveland police force, until he was kicked out after he got in a fight with Alex Jefferson, the millionaire his fiancée left him for. When Jefferson is tortured and murdered, it isn't long before the police are at Lincoln's door asking questions. Things go from bad to worse when Lincoln agrees to do a favour for Jefferson's widow - track down the dead man's son who has unknowingly inherited his millions. What should be a routine search for a missing person ends with the son's body lying in the morgue and Lincoln in jail. Lincoln realises that Jefferson's millions are the target of a thirst for revenge that hasn't been satisfied by blood. But soon Lincoln is being pursued by a pair of deadly assailants and under pressure from the police, who are determined to put him back behind bars, if he survives long enough to make it there . . .
Author: Nicola Slade
Publisher: Robert Hale
Release Date: 2013-06-30
Outwardly a grieving young Victorian widow, Charlotte Richmond is concealing some scandalous secrets when she arrives at Finchbourne Manor to start a respectable new life with her husband's family.The wealthy Richmonds must never discover that her husband Frampton's recent death in the Indian Mutiny came as a great relief to Charlotte. Nor must they hear about the rumours circulating in the army regarding both his scandalous behaviour and money missing from the officers' mess. His death has also been the subject of speculation and Charlotte must take care not to spill any secrets. Above all she must make certain that nobody in her new life hears of her own adventurous upbringing in Australia, knowing that any whisper about her past would cause her to be sent packing.When the past catches up with Charlotte, and a murder is committed, she begins to fear for her own life.
This Annie Haynes thriller collection is formatted to the highest digital standards. The edition incorporates an interactive table of contents, footnotes and other information relevant to the content which makes the reading experience meticulously organized and enjoyable. Annie Haynes (1865-1929) was a renowned golden age mystery writer and a contemporary of Agatha Christie, another famous crime writer, which often led to her comparison with the latter, and unfavourably so. In her last years, while suffering from a "grave illness" Haynes continued to produce her mystery masterpieces (12 in total) amongst which "The Crime at Tattenham Corner" was published posthumously and "The Crystal Beads Murder" was completed by an anonymous friend. Haynes's fictions are now lauded for their quick-pace action and sustaining aura of suspense till the end. Table of Contents: The Abbey Court Murder The Blue Diamond The House in Charlton Crescent The Crow's Inn Tragedy The Man with the Dark Beard Who Killed Charmian Karslake? The Crime at Tattenham Corner The Crystal Beads Murder
This carefully edited collection of Annie Haynes mysteries has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: "The Abbey Court Murder" – Lady Judith Carew finds herself in the middle of a gruesome murder at the Abbey Court and all the clues point at her direction. Is she the real murderer? "The House in Charlton Crescent" – Lady Anne is herself at the receiving end of a puzzling murder mystery when the killer strikes her for hiring a private detective. Would Inspector Furnival be able to solve the mystery of the double murders and find the criminal before it's too late? "The Crow's Inn Tragedy" – A famous lawyer is strangled in his own office and a notorious gang of criminals is at large. What do they want and how would Inspector Furnival foil their evil plot? "The Man with the Dark Beard" – Basil Wilton is accused of murdering his own father but is he the real killer or is the-man-with-the-dark-beard someone else known to him who is on a murdering spree? "Who Killed Charmian Karslake?" – The riddle around the murder of Charmian Karslake, an American actress, gets murkier at every step. Can Inspector Stoddart solve this puzzle? "The Crime at Tattenham Corner" – A gruesome death just before an important horse race looks out of place until Inspector Stoddart is called in to look into the matter. "The Crystal Beads Murder" – A broken necklace is the sole clue for Inspector Stoddart to solve a high-profile murder until it's too late! Annie Haynes (1865-1929) was a renowned golden age mystery writer and a contemporary of Agatha Christie, another famous crime writer. Haynes's fictions are now lauded for their quick-pace action and sustaining aura of suspense till the end.
Author: Charles Edward Gibb
Release Date: 2000-04-17
Navy SEAL Commander Scotty Ferguson, who received the Medal of Honor in Vietnam, is sent covertly to the Flagship of the Sixth Fleet on the pretense of protecting the ship and admiral. His real orders are to be available to the President, on a moments notice, to enter Libya and locate an atomic bomb factory that has the capability to place the bomb inside a laptop computer. He is assisted by the lovely CIA agent Alexandra Thorton.
This carefully edited collection of "The Greatest Murder Mysteries of Carolyn Wells" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Fleming Stone Mysteries The Clue The Gold Bag A Chain of Evidence The Maxwell Mystery Anybody But Anne The White Alley The Curved Blades The Mark of Cain Vicky Van The Diamond Pin Raspberry Jam The Mystery of the Sycamore The Mystery Girl Spooky Hollow Prillilgirl The Bronze Hand Where's Emily Pennington Wise Mysteries The Room with the Tassels The Man Who Fell Through the Earth In the Onyx Lobby The Come-Back The Luminous Face The Vanishing of Betty Varian Other Novels The Deep-Lake Mystery Face Cards The Adventure of the Mona Lisa The Adventure of the Clothes-Line Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. At the beginning of the career she concentrated on poetry, humor and children's books, but later devoted herself to the mystery genre. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories and the Pennington Wise series. She is also known for her Patty Fairfield series of novels for young girls.
When Angela Braddock enters her quilts in an Amish auction, she never expects one of her neighbors to end up going, going, gone.... Angie is finding her niche as the new owner of her late aunt’s Amish quilt shop, Running Stitch. But as the summer is winding down, so is business. To bolster support for the shop, Angie decides to sell her quilts in the Rolling Brook Amish Auction, including some of her aunt’s most prized works. The quilts promise to be a hit—but the gavel comes down on the lively event when Angie stumbles upon the body of township trustee Wanda Hunt behind a canning shed. The cause of death: a poisoned blueberry fry pie from Rachel Miller’s bakery table. Now Angie’s closest friend is a murder suspect. With Angie taking the lead, she and the other women of her aunt’s quilting circle set out to patch together the clues and stop a killer set on shredding the simple peace of Rolling Brook. Includes Quilting Tips!
“There was nothing particularly clever about solving the case,” Molly Miller says about her sleuthing of a murder two years ago on a Palm Beach golf course that bewildered even the FBI and won her local renown as a Floridian Miss Marple. “I knew the murderer and the victim better than the police, and I had ample opportunity to watch what went on. In fact, that is the whole secret of detective work - look and listen.” Intrepidly Molly looks and listens while patiently amassing clues and, teaming up once again with FBI Special Agent Emilio Gonzalez, follows the murderer's trail to a shady art auction house and the victim's Miami apartment. But it's at the splashy opening of a new Manhattan gallery where Molly single-handedly uncovers the heist's astonishing motive and identifies the thief, a shocking revelation that had gone unsuspected by everyone else, even though the ill-fated schemer had been in plain sight all along. What readers are saying about this book: In this frothy tale of theft and murder, Lowe sticks to the basics of the classic mystery with great success; Molly and [her nephew] Scott make an elegant, intelligent amateur detective team. -Library Journal Like a charming female Columbo, Molly Miller gets the job done and ingeniously solves the case while making friends in the process. I know because she certainly made one out of me in Cover Up. Indeed, I would welcome her as a house guest anytime. Not only is Molly delightful company, but undoubtedly a crime waits around the corner and soon she would be off on another crime-detecting adventure for me to raptly follow. - River Jordan, Author Don't tell anybody but life in Palm Beach is rarely as fun and exciting as Dagmar Lowe makes it in her new novel. But I'll excuse her for having written such an entertaining book. -Larry Leamer, Author Author Dagmar Lowe has done it again! Her second book in the Molly Miller series perfectly captures the gloriously colorful side of Palm Beach, providing a chic backdrop for this story of intrigue and suspense. -Lilly Pulitzer, Fashion Designer and Author Dagmar Lowe's recipe for a satisfying mystery is to begin with a fascinating Palm Beach setting, fold in a confounding art theft, an elusive murder, and cast of intriguing characters, then add a generous pinch of high society glamour and have the zesty mix brought to a boil by Molly Miller. And I can't help but notice that the matronly Molly's hair is always well coifed. Believe me, that’s not easy when you're sleuthing two crimes at the same time. -Kathy L. Patrick, Owner, Beauty and the Book, Jefferson, Texas
Bed-and-breakfast—with a side of ghosts. Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she’s having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house’s paranormal charm. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project. During the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another supernatural occupant when someone doesn’t survive the night. As Mel tries to coax the resident spirits into revealing the identity of the killer, she risks becoming the next casualty of this dangerous renovation.
Author: Krista Davis
Release Date: 2013-12-03
THE FIRST PAWS & CLAWS MYSTERY FROM KRISTA DAVIS—A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia, is the country's premiere vacation hot spot for pet owners who can’t bear to leave their furry friends behind. But this tourist town smells trouble when a killer goes on the prowl... Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain. The staff—and a frisky Calico kitten named Twinkletoes—adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival. But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident—which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled. Delicious recipes for owners and pets included!
Sitting at the bar at the class reunion, two friends pored over their copies of the reunion booklet. One page listed all of the students who had passed away since graduation. Pointing to a name, one asked, "Isn't that the girl who was found murdered by the side of the road? They never found out who did it, but everyone thinks they know something...." Her friend leaned forward and whispered a name. "Why do you think so?" the woman asked, her eyes flashing. "Just a hunch...there's no evidence." was the reply. Her friend glared as someone joined them at the bar, and the conversation wandered into safer subjects. Sitting on her bed in the dark later that night, she began to remember...