Category Archives: Mystery

Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1)

A missing baby. A murdered girl. A case where everyone has something to hide…

On the first day of her new job in the West Country, Detective Sergeant Kate Redman finds herself investigating the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur and his trophy wife. It seems a straightforward case… but as Kate and her fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they uncover murky secrets and multiple motives for the crime.

Kate finds the case bringing up painful memories of her own past secrets. As she confronts the truth about herself, her increasing emotional instability threatens both her hard-won career success and the possibility that they will ever find Charlie Fullman alive…

FREE eBook from September 15 – 22, 2017

Flesh & Bones

“I was sitting at the end of the bar sipping single-malt Scotch when I spotted the tall blond woman with the large green eyes and the small gray gun.”

The next thing Jake Lassiter knows, the woman pumps three bullets into the man on the next barstool. Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer, has a new client. She’s a stunning South Beach model; the dead man is her wealthy father; and the murder case is a slam dunk for the prosecution. Or is it? When Lassiter is on your side, no case is impossible.

“Lassiter is smart, tough, funny, and very human…one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction.” – Booklist

“High suspense with innovative twists…and touches of humor that spice up the courtroom scenes.” – Chicago Tribune

“The most dangerous liaison since Sam Spade and Brigid O’Shaughnessy tangoed in ‘The Maltese Falcon.'”- Charlotte News & Observer

“Levine’s prose gets leaner, meaner, better with every book…And Jake Lassiter has a lot more charisma than Perry Mason ever did.” – Miami Herald

Travis McGee, Paul Levine has joined Scott Turow and John Grisham as the best legal thriller authors working today.” – Amazon 5-star review

“Another enjoyable, breathless thriller.”- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“Enough courtroom shenanigans to please even the most stalwart John Grisham fan.”- Lansing (MI) State Journal

“‘Flesh & Bones’ is proof that the John D. MacDonald award [for Paul Levine] was well deserved.”- Detroit Free Press

FREE eBook from September 13 – 16, 2017

The Mysterous Box from Dark Ridge

This discovery leads him to elicit the help of his crazy Uncle Ulus, who is not so crazy after all, and it leads him to the lovely Cassandra. She’s not just beautiful, pretty and kind, but there’s something “magical” about her, too. Throw in some intergalactic bad guys with superpowers, an underground shelter, and the metamorphosis that’s happening with Joe every time he places his hands or eyes on that mysterious box, and buckle up for the ride of the twenty-first century….

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Charmed, I’m Sure

Halloween LaVeau never intended on being the leader of the Underworld. Now the job is all hers. But that doesn’t mean other witches aren’t trying every trick in the book to take that title away from Hallie.

The Underworld Board has sent investigator Charlie Scott to look into all the mishaps Hallie has encountered since becoming the leader. Almost immediately upon Charlie’s arrival, strange things start happening at LaVeau Manor.

Hallie has a little help handling the odd occurrences.

The sexy half-brothers Nicolas Marcos and Liam Rankin are there to help Hallie navigate the ins and outs of the Underworld. Since the brothers are witches and vampires this could be to Hallie’s advantage.

When Hallie’s long lost uncle appears and the investigator disappears, Hallie must work a lot of magic to make things right again, or stand losing her new status as leader of the Underworld.

FREE eBook from September 7 – 8, 2017

Me and My Ghoulfriends

By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she’s a psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won’t leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he’s in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It’s the living who drive her crazy.

When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She’s smitten from the start, but she’s not the only one — The boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and she’ll do anything to get to him. Callahan’s behavior is increasingly peculiar. Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day.

FREE eBook from September 7 – 8, 2017

Dark September

It is late September, and Anna Kiehl, a student of anthropology and a single mother, does not return from her evening run in the forest. The next morning, she is found dead. She is naked, her throat is cut, and there is a bouquet of poisonous hemlock on her chest.

Police inspector Daniel Trokic is in charge of the investigation, and it leads him to the case of a prominent scientist and specialist in neurochemistry and antidepressants who disappeared eight weeks earlier. Daniel Trokic must get to the killer before he strikes again, but this turns out to be a dangerous pursuit.

FREE eBook from September 6 – 10, 2017

The Spirit Seekers: A Pueblo People’s Mystery

Can you escape the wrath of the Spirits?

Sandy Jacobs and Ben Rush are back on the trail of another mystery. The head archaeologist in charge of excavating an important Anasazi ruin on Pueblo land turns up dead. The San Sebastian people, long opposed to the dig because of its potential to disturb a sacred site, believe their ancestors were behind this murder. They want the excavation immediately shut down and sealed off.

Sandy and Ben turn to the police for answers to these questions, but they are of little help and might be protecting the authorities. Unable to sit by and do nothing, Sandy is again thrust into the role of detective, but without Ben’s backing. She’s determined to discover who stands to benefit from the archaeologist’s death, even though Ben isn’t so certain it’s a who, but rather a what. Cultural differences they’d put to rest arise anew and marital conflicts surface to complicate an already complex situation.

Are the ancestors truly opposed to the excavation and willing to wreak havoc? Will Sandy be able to discover the person…or spirit…behind the crime before it is too late? And, in the midst of all the confusion and contention, will whoever is responsible for the crime strike again?

FREE eBook from September 6 – 8, 2017

 

Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie’s Story

While fiction about the 1950s Civil Rights era is far from rare, few capture the period and struggles from the perspective of a white child.

A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten back country of Kentucky. And, for young Orbie Ray, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open his family’s darkest secrets. Then Like the Blind Man tells the story of a white youth cast aside in the segregated South of the 1950s, and the forces he must overcome to restore order to his world.

Nine-year-old Orbie already has his cross to bear. After the death of his father, his mother Ruby has off and married Victor, a slick-talking man with a snake tattoo. Orbie hates his stepfather more than he can stand, a fact that lands him at his grandparents’ place in Harlan’s Crossroads, Kentucky. Orbie grudgingly adjusts to life with his doting Granny and carping Granpaw, who are a bit too keen on their black neighbors for Orbie’s taste, not to mention the local Pentecostal congregation of snake handlers. Soon, however, he finds his worldviews changing, particularly when it comes to matters of race, religion and the true cause of his father’s death.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from September 4 – 10, 2017

g-NAts: Another Daily Recovery Message Novella

g-NAts: Another Daily Recovery Message Novella explores the lives of seven people of struggling to get clean and sober. Their stories give rise to daily messages meant to inspire, commiserate, give hope, and challenge people struggling with addiction, or even life in general. An excerpt follows:

Cat and mouse
“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” Hoodie said, smiling. “I stole Nora’s cat.”
“Is that what the kids are calling it these days?” Mike asked.
Hoodie laughed. “No! I stole her cat. You know, a cat – a grown kitten. He looked skinny and there was no food in his dish. Nora said he ran out of cat food, but she let him outside to hunt mice. I told Nora I’d take the cat, but she wanted to sell him to me. That was Saturday. Sunday morning I went to her apartment, opened the door and the cat came to me.”
“Awww,” Barb purred. “What’s the cat’s name?”
“Mouse,” Hoodie said with a chuckle. “I gave Mouse to Kitty. She just loves him.”
“So now he’s Kitty’s cat, Mouse,” Barb pointed out.
“I feel bad about stealing Mouse, but I doubt Nora will miss him. If she does, I’ll have to pay her, and I know what she’ll do with the money,” Hoodie said with a sigh.

Today I will accept doing the right thing can bring complications.

FREE eBook From September 3-7, 2017

Ashes of Autumn

On the eve of the final sale of her mother’s business, Italian import Mina Calvi faces a crossroads. The road she dreams of foretells a life of rosy bliss in a quaint Laguna Canyon cottage, sipping cappuccino with her lover, Diego. When a chance detour brings her face to face with the love of her life caught in the wrong place, with the wrong crowd, that road to paradise takes a turn onto a rocky trail dotted by death, betrayal and loneliness. Mina’s friends, old and newly found, rally to keep her safe while she navigates through intense drama and self doubt to finally find redemption.

FREE eBook from August 28 – 31, 2017

Me and My Ghoulfriends

By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she’s a psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won’t leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he’s in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It’s the living who drive her crazy.

When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She’s smitten from the start, but she’s not the only one — The boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and she’ll do anything to get to him. Callahan’s behavior is increasingly peculiar. Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from August 21 – 25, 2017

Roses in Ecuador

Two strangers escaped to the heart of Ecuador to make the world a better place, having sworn off the possibility of love… until disaster brings them together. Jane Russell is certain she’s had enough heartbreak for one lifetime, and love is the last thing on her mind when she arrives in Ecuador to study the cats on the local jaguar preservation. Devon McAlister, the wealthy and handsome son of a well-known corporate mogul, has broken his share of hearts, but he found a new purpose in life when he opened a fair trade rose plantation in Ecuador. When the jaguar preservation comes under attack by what appears to be a group of angry locals, Jane’s search for the missing animals leads her to Devon’s backyard. As they sort through the destruction, an unexpected visit by a charming yet secretive U.S. senator reveals the identity and motives of the attackers to be much more sinister than she could have ever imagined. Through it all, Jane finds her desire for Devon growing stronger. But will she ever be able to trust him enough to truly love?

FREE eBook from August 17, 2017 to August 21, 2017

Wipe Out

A man is found murdered on the beach in Miami, and the contact information of a local private detective is found on his body.

Now P.I. Maggie Thomas is thrown into the case. Why had the murdered man been looking for her? But there’s more than one murder to solve, and she’s determined to prove that she has top notch detective skills, despite what handsome detective Jake Jackson thinks.

Lucky for Maggie she has the help of her orthopedic shoe-wearing assistant Dorothy Raye. Knitting needles make good weapons in a life or death situation, and Dorothy’s not afraid to use them!

99 Cent Bargain eBook from August 14 – 18, 2017

Keep Me In Suspense

Six of today’s favorite Christian fiction writers have collaborated to bring you this thrilling array of novellas to keep you up all night!

Titles include: Buried Deception, I’ll Be Watching You, State Secrets, Broken Vows, River of Danger and Maid for Murder–Deadly Confessions

Explore with an archaeology student, go behind the scenes at a TV station, elude danger with a reporter or an attorney, follow the adventures of a crime scene cleaner or even uncover a sabotage plot at the White House! Each story is complete.

If you love mystery and suspense, chances are, you’ll discover a new favorite author in KEEP ME IN SUSPENSE!

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Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

6-time national bestselling author writes about Phoebe McFarland, a home health care nurse who has just moved back to her hometown of White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded ridges and isolated hollows of the Smoky Mountains.

Now she spends her days working as a rural home health care nurse, making calls on a quirky roster of housebound characters she’s determined to take care of whether they cooperate or not.

She applies this same optimism to her love life, despite the fact that she’s been dating for 38 years without locating any husband material. When she runs into her childhood sweetheart, Henry Matthews, a wildlife ranger for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it looks like she might’ve found her man.

But Phoebe and Henry’s chance for romance has to be put on hold while they undertake a desperate search for a young woman who mysteriously vanished from the park during a gathering of world famous scientists.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from July 18 – 25, 2017

Emma Beware

14yo Emma, a standout athlete and student vanishes-times ticking. Who is the unknown person that stalked her through mysterious texts? Will four of her friends with cyber-techno skills along with police find her in time?

Read this thrilling story of friendship, sweet romance, love, betrayal and forgiveness to find out.

FREE eBook on July 18, 2017