Category Archives: Crime

Heart of Stone

Caleb Stone’s life had never been easy – though nurtured by a loving and devoted mother, he’d been forced to become a man early at the hands of his abusive father. If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of the woman who would eventually show him what true love was, Caleb’s dream of becoming a police officer may never have come true.

Now one of Los Angeles’ finest homicide detectives, Caleb hadn’t foreseen the impact his past would have on his life, or the lengths he’d be willing to go to in order to protect the people who couldn’t protect themselves. His life was full of secrets and lies, but it was his life, and more importantly it was the life that would put him directly in the path of the woman who would change his world forever.

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Beyond the Red Carpet

Sophia Donovan had it all: a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, a successful career at a high-profile celebrity magazine, amazing friends – and she was married to one of the hottest Hollywood Directors of their time. Things between her and her husband Marcus weren’t perfect but after 11 years, what marriage was? But if the secrets that lay behind the walls of the Donovan home were ever exposed life would never be the same for anyone.

When an unexpected visitor from Sophia’s past shows up, it forces her to come to terms with her suspicions. As she unravels the truth about the people closest to her, it quickly becomes clear that fighting to save her marriage won’t be nearly as important as fighting to save her life.

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BULLET WITH MY NAME

Bullet with my Name grips the reader and begins a sassy ride through the world of crime, vengeance, and punishment in Kenya. The novel offers commentary on the plight of Kenyan youths yoked in hopelessness, some of them swept up in turbulent dreams and misfiring passions. All of this is wrapped up in a complex murder plot, orchestrated by two unlikely assassins, covering multiple towns within the Rift Valley region.

The first-person narration gives clear access to the protagonist’s thought processes, desires and instincts, which are chillingly dark and frightening, a  combination of cold calculation and strong emotion. The balance is quite powerful and gripping.

The narrative has a racy and sophisticated, almost poetic cadence to it. This elevates it above traditional storytelling, without making it pretentious, stuffy, or unapproachable. It has a lovely literary quality about it, flowing effortlessly from scene to scene, coming to heart-throbbing climax at the courtroom, a place where justice is practiced, seldom done.

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A Long Time Dead

long-time-deadHow much trust can you put in forensic evidence?

They discovered her naked body with a puncture wound to her neck and blood everywhere. And brutal though her death was, this was the second such case West Yorkshire Police had running. Both unsolved. Until they found that one elusive piece of evidence.

Scenes of Crime Officer Roger Conniston has worries aplenty as he tries to catch a fellow officer dealing arms. The last thing he needs right now is arresting for a girl’s murder.

Of course he didn’t do it, but even he has to admit the evidence against him is compelling. All he has to do is prove his innocence and find the true murderer. Not so easy when no one believes him, and when the officer holding him in the cell is the one he’s been spying on.

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Widow-Taker: A Detective Pete Nazareth Novel

widow-takerA serial killer is taking the lives of widows in the New York City area, and Detective Pete Nazareth is on the case. The “Rosebud Killer” is the most dangerous criminal that Nazareth and his team have ever faced, and they continually find themselves one step behind this intelligent, seemingly mild-mannered murderer. The hunt takes them from small, peaceful towns in Pennsylvania and Maryland to the brownstone mansions of New York City’s Upper East Side. No widow is safe from a madman who believes he is doing God’s will, and the pressure is on Nazareth to bring the guy to justice. This fast-paced novel takes the reader inside the mind of the most dangerous criminal in New York City history.

It also introduces a fascinating new character, Detective Pete Nazareth, a young cop who has already proven himself to be one of the NYPD’s rising stars. A former Marine hero, Nazareth is a quiet, introspective type who remains calm under pressure. But looks can be deceiving. Nazareth is also supremely capable of meeting violence with violence when that’s what the situation demands. Widow-Taker is the first in a series of Detective Pete Nazareth novels, each a study of the inner workings of the criminal mind and the diverse talents of the NYPD.

FREE eBook from August 22 – 26, 2016

Deception Road

deception-roadTop MI5 agent Eddie Macintyre and his team are tailing a terrorist cell in Glasgow when a van carrying al-Qaeda activists on a dummy-run explodes in the city-centre, causing mass casualties.

Hours earlier Eddie’s team had confirmed the van as being explosives free. Now he faces the terrifying possibility that his team’s surveillance operation has been sabotaged via an al-Qaeda infiltrated mole.

But suspicion quickly fastens onto Eddie and he is catapulted down a nightmare road of treachery and deception, and Eddie must use all his experience and resources to survive.

FREE eBook from August 12 – 14, 2016

Ghost in the Machine

ghostmachineClassic Scottish noir: bad food, bad moods, too much booze and tight plots @ey0k1, Twitter

For fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart McBride and Christopher Brookmyre, Ghost in the Machine is the novel that introduced readers to ambitious maverick Detective Constable Scott Cullen, whose series has set the bestseller charts alight.

With a messy divorce behind her, Caroline Adamson’s future is finally looking up. But after her mutilated body is found, police think Caroline’s ex-husband is the main suspect.

When one murder becomes three, Edinburgh faces up to the fact that it might have a serial killer in its midst. Then DC Scott Cullen of Lothian and Borders CID starts to question his superiors. Could the answer lie with Schoolbook, the latest social media craze to hit the city? Cullen has only been in the job for three months but he’s determined to prove himself, and equally as determined that the right person faces justice. As things take an even darker, personal turn, Cullen realises that he must look closer to home for the answer – before it’s too late.

A gritty, gripping and wholly satisfying modern crime novel, Ghost in the Machine asks the questions we don’t like to ask ourselves. Are we ever safe online, and how do we know who to trust?

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Judge, Jury, Desert Fury

judgejuryBack in the fray, only this time it’s as a private contractor. Mike Reardon and his buddies are hired to free a couple of American’s held captive by a Taliban mullah, and, as usual, it’s duck, dodge and kick ass when everyone in the country wants a piece of you. Don’t miss this high action adventure by renowned author L. J. Martin. No. 6 in The Repairman series, each book stands alone.

Free eBook from May 7 – 12, 2015

Tombs

tombsCurtis Monroe hates being a thief, his buddies who stole his money, the crime lords who destroyed his family and having to fight Joe Cracker Jones, the crime lords’ killer. But he can’t start a new life until he erases the old one. Welcome to the city of Tombs.

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Mother Stands for Comfort

motherstandsforcomfort‘Mother Stands for Comfort’ is Guy A Johnson’s fifth novel – the much anticipated sequel to ‘White Goods’.

His darkest work to date, it picks up exactly where ‘White Goods’ left off – the lid of a chest freezer is lifted and a petrified boy is pulled from its icy well. But the child won’t talk – and his rescuer doesn’t know who he is. He should take the boy to the police – but that’s the one thing he can’t do.

Instead, in the dead of night, he leaves him on a stranger’s doorstep…

Oliver has spent a lifetime torturing his mother with threats and foul behaviour. When he is lured into a stranger’s house by an older boy, he finally meets his match…

Jake hates his alcoholic mother and lives in fear of his half-brother, Toby. But a chance encounter leads to kindness and an unexpected way out…

Brian lives in strained tolerance of his mother, a woman who’s convinced her abusive ex-husband keeps breaking into their house – although no one ever finds a trace of him, not even the police, who she frequently calls in…

All three boys live in the same terrace – their lives joined by bricks and followed by one man – a stranger who is determined to find out which one of them he rescued from the icy jaws of a freezer twelve years earlier…

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The Black Jester (Episode One in the Kings of New Orleans Series)

blackjesterEvery King has his Jesters. In New Orleans, the Kings are ambitious men with clashing agendas who seized power after Hurricane Katrina, and the Jesters are their muscle.

However, one man has begun to peek behind the curtain and realize what’s happening. Detective Jenkins of the New Orleans Police Department is always one step behind the so-called Black Jester, a suspect in the murdering of dozens of shady businessmen in the city. On the run and scared, a young woman named Rose White finds herself caught up with the vigilante – and entangled in a much larger power struggle within the city.

The Detective must determine Rose’s role, if any, and find out who the Black Jester is before the body count reaches epic proportions.

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The Poisoned Pastie

poisonedpastieFormer Detective Chief Inspector Leon ‘Fred’ Karno, recently retired from the Cornishire CID, has been knighted for ‘Services to the Crown, unspecified’ as a result of his exploits recounted in The Kaieteur Caper. Now in practice as a Private Investigator with his old friend Wild Bill Hiscock, ex beach bum, ex SAS trooper, ex gentleman of the road and current alcoholic acting as his practice manager he has also acquired a live-in housekeeper, the barking mad Missus ‘O’, Carenza O’Shaughnessy, although he has no idea how this came about.

Who is contaminating Penhaligons Original Cornishire pasties and why? Is it connected with a devious plan by Lancelot Penhaligon the Managing Director to genetically engineer a breed of cold-resistant camels to sell to the Inuit to replace Huskies or might it be that Penhaligon is trying to produce a breed of pre-shrunk, carnivorous tree-climbing camels to sell to African game parks as a deterrent to ivory poachers? Is Wild Bill right when he says that green pasties are camels? Has his old nemesis somehow survived the plunge over the Kaieteur Falls or is the involvement of the CIA (Cornishire Independence Agenda) merely a coincidence?

In this first case in the Karno PI series, Karno considers these and other problems in this latest madcap case.

Free eBook from November 7 – 9, 2014

Detective Lessons

detectivelessonsWhen a wealthy real estate developer convinces Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Schmidt to search for his missing son, Schmitty senses trouble. It’s not the fact that it’s a prohibited side job, it’s the fact that he has to team up with Megan McCann, an attractive private investigator with her own set of rules.

Finding a body in the trunk of a BMW sends Schmitty and Megan on an adrenalized trail through Southern California unraveling a sophisticated real estate scam. A run-in with the LAPD and some hardcore gang members opens new perspectives on the case, and they begin to glimpse a shocking web of greed and corruption.

The situation suddenly becomes more complex – and personal – when the billionaire takes matters into his own hands and Schmitty’s own department gets involved. When Schmitty and Megan go to Catalina Island to track down the one man who may know everything, they uncover a secret that could make or break the billionaire. And when Schmitty miscalculates the man, it could get them killed. Before all this, Schmitty had been unfairly outcast in his department. Now he’s here to protect and serve. To make justice prevail and figure out who to bring down.

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