Guardians of the Night

Author: Alan Russell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477825843
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Fiction

LAPD detective Michael Gideon and his police dog, Sirius, investigate after a homeless man who says he witnessed the murder of a fallen angel turns up dead himself and a disappearing reluctant hero stops a shooter at an elementary school.

Lost Dog

Author: Alan Russell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503935523
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Fiction

Detective Michael Gideon is used to being handed L.A.'s oddest cases, but his newest one assigned itself. When Gideon's K-9 partner, Sirius, rescues a lost dog from a pack of coyotes, the duo tries to return her home--only to discover her owner is missing. Heather Moreland has clearly disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and the more Gideon digs into her past, the more he's convinced of her abduction. As Gideon strives to help the missing woman, he is also troubled by the suspicious death of Detective Langston Walker, the leader of a support group for families of murder victims. The last time they'd met, Walker told Gideon about a cold case he had reopened, making Gideon wonder if the detective's demise is the accident everyone believes. In this third book in Alan Russell's gripping cop-K-9 series, Gideon and Sirius race to save a young woman--and stop another killer from striking again.

Burning Man

Author: Alan Russell
Publisher:
ISBN: 1612186092
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

Assigned to the Special Cases Unit, LAPD detective Michael Gideon and his police dog partner, Sirius, investigate after a high school student is found crucified in a local park as Gideon battles post-traumatic stress syndrome from a fire that nearly costhis, and Sirius', life.

The Fat Innkeeper

Author: Alan Russell
Publisher: Mysterious Press
ISBN: 9780446565769
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Genre: Fiction

When a doctor investigating fraud in a visiting New Age cult winds up dead, hotel detective Am Caulfield scours the premises for clues while struggling to keep a group of swingers under control, in the sequel to The Hotel Detective.

Hotel Detective

Author: Alan Russell
Publisher: Mysterious Press
ISBN: 9780446565653
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Genre: Fiction

Novice hotelier Am Caulfield, left happily in charge of a luxurious southern California resort, is underprepared for the ensuing mayhem, which includes a grisly double murder that must be solved before his boss's return.

A Cold War

Author: Alan Russell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503945804
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Fiction

Nina Granville believes her business trip to Alaska will give her a short respite from the merry-go-round that came with her engagement to Congressman Terrence Donnelly. But instead of allowing her the peace she craves, Nina's getaway from the public eye means that no one witnesses her abduction into a very cold hell. Taken by a mountain man who calls himself Baer and then transported to a remote cabin surrounded by nothing but frozen wilderness, Nina descends into a nightmare of terror, privation, and bitter cold. Nina's privileged life did not prepare her for imprisonment at the hands of this survivalist trapper. If she is to live--and to escape--Nina realizes she must do it on her own. Undaunted and with startling determination, Nina pits herself against her captor, her fear, and nature itself in a battle for her life--but can she win against such deadly opponents?

Multiple Wounds

Author: Alan Russell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0843955791
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Fiction

A woman with multiple personalities doesn't know where she was when the owner of her art gallery was murdered. Could she have been a witness--or was she the killer?

The Name of this Book Is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316039926
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

Rain Girl

Author: Gabi Kreslehner
Publisher: Amazoncrossing
ISBN: 1477823115
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Fiction

Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice. Revealing victims' hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layers shrouding the girl's disturbing past, darker mysteries emerge. Everyone has something to hide--even Franza, who must face her own secrets to reveal the truth.

The Good News About Bad Behavior

Author: Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610398398
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

The current model of parental discipline is as outdated as a rotary phone. Why don't our kids do what we want them to do? Parents often take the blame for misbehavior, but this obscures a broader trend: in our modern, highly connected age, children have less self-control than ever. About half of the current generation of children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age eighteen. Contemporary kids need to learn independence and responsibility, yet our old ideas of punishments and rewards are preventing this from happening. To stem this growing crisis of self-regulation, journalist and parenting expert Katherine Reynolds Lewis articulates what she calls The Apprenticeship Model, a new theory of discipline that centers on learning the art of self-control. Blending new scientific research and powerful individual stories of change, Lewis shows that, if we trust our children to face consequences, they will learn to adapt and moderate their own behavior. She watches as chaotic homes become peaceful, bewildered teachers see progress, and her own family grows and evolves in light of these new ideas. You'll recognize your own family in Lewis's sensitive, realistic stories, and you'll find a path to making everyone in your home more capable, kinder, and happier--including yourself.

A Cold and Broken Hallelujah

Author: Tyler Dilts
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477824499
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Fiction

On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. A defenseless homeless man has been burned to death by three teenagers with gang ties. The suspects are already in custody, and the evidence is overwhelming—but when one suspect's brother is targeted for murder, Danny starts to think there may be more to this seemingly clear-cut case. Obsessed with discovering the true identity of the victim, a gentle vagrant who may have been hiding a tortured past, Danny and his team start to uncover a high-reaching conspiracy that puts them all at risk—and threatens to open new wounds that could cut even deeper than Danny's old ones.

St Nick

Author: Alan Russell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477818456
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Fiction

It's not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop, Nick Pappas. Suspended from the force, alienated from his family, and persecuted by the press, Pappas is sorely tempted to turn his gun on himself. Then he gets a gig as an undercover Santa Claus.

Sirius A Fantasy of Love and Discord

Author: William Olaf Stapledon
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9789635229130
Release Date: 2015-06-12
Genre: Fiction

Sirius is Thomas Trelone's great experiment - a huge, handsome dog with the brain and intelligence of a human being. Raised and educated in Trelone's own family alongside Plaxy, his youngest daughter, Sirius is a truly remarkable and gifted creature. His relationship with the Trelones, particularly with Plaxy, is deep and close, and his inquiring mind ranges across the spectrum of human knowledge and experience. But Sirius isn't human and the conflicts and inner turmoil that torture him cannot be resolved.

City of Echoes

Author: Robert Ellis
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477827722
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Fiction

On Detective Matt Jones's first night working Homicide in LA, he's called to investigate a particularly violent murder case: a man has been gunned down in a parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard, his bullet-riddled body immediately pegged as the work of a serial robber who has been haunting the Strip for months. Driven by the grisliness of the crime, Jones and his hot-tempered partner, Denny Cabrera, jump headfirst into the investigation. But as Jones uncovers evidence that links the crime to a brutal, ritualized murder that occurred eighteen months prior, he begins to suspect that there's more going on beneath the surface. When Jones discovers shocking, deep-seated corruption; a high-level cover-up; and his own personal ties to the rising body count, he's no longer sure he can trust anyone, even himself.

Dragon s Triangle

Author: Christine Kling
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477823131
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Maggie Riley has settled into her new life in Thailand, working aboard her sailboat and doing her best to leave the past behind. When she receives a letter from a World War II vet claiming to have served with her grandfather who went missing in action, Riley is once again pulled into the intrigue that tore her family apart and led to the disappearance of her former search partner--and the love of her life. Armed with the secret code her grandfather left behind, Riley must head to the Philippines to hunt for a mysterious shipwreck, uncover the truth of Yamashita's gold, and find the answers to old questions about her own family.