Category Archives: Mystery

Rage

Rage is a murder, mystery, thriller that raises important issues in forensic science, psychology today, and the practice of clinical psychiatry. Strange things are happening in Hillsborough, the affluent suburb of San Francisco: normal people without a hint of psychiatric problems suddenly become violent. None have motive for assault or murder, and being residents of Hillsborough is the only factor they have in common. While they remember nothing of their violence, observers describe their behavior as strange-like an automaton. Michael Rose, a psychiatrist and expert in forensic science and his associate, Karen Scott, a clinical psychologist, study the people accused of these crimes. They suspect that this behavior is more than psychiatric, but fail to come up with a credible explanation. The legal and medical establishments scratch their collective heads about how to assign responsibility for these acts as advocates make their cases while Michael and Karen pursue the truth. Finally, Michael and Karen discover what happened, but we must await the climax and denouement to understand. Rage is not only a ‘who done it’, it’s a ‘why and how done-it.’ FROM FIVE STAR REVIEWER 6/29/2014: This book gripped me and would not let go! I have read almost every single book Lawrence Gold has written. I have yet to find one I didn’t absolutely enjoy! Rage does have medical components but is a stand alone novel apart from his hospital series.

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The Plague Within

Every once in a while, I am blessed to have read so many great books and use so many great products that I press forward to experience the next without taking the time to review them immediately. That was the case with Doctor Lawrence W. Gold’s book “The Plague Within.” This is a book about people who are truly ingenious and on the front edge of medical technology that will change the course of humanity. It is also a book about egos that are bigger than life. Life-saving discoveries are pushed to limits much too soon. Jack Byrnes, Medical Director at Berkeley Brier Hospital ICU and his wife Beth, the head ICU nurse are concerned with their Patient Rachel Palmer and are excited with technology that has helped her recover at a rapid, unheard of rate. Greed, egos, overconfidence and shortcuts give way to reality and creates a catastrophe that makes for a believable stress filled and haunting suspense novel that I had trouble putting down. The Plague Within is an intriguing, breathtaking story written by a medical doctor who leaves the reader wondering if this set of circumstances could or will happen in the stage of human need to play God. This author’s writing skills and ability to tell a believable fast-paced storyline kept me on the edge of my chair frantically flipping pages from the beginning to the very end. My best guess is that you will do so too.

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Cop: Jagged Edge Series #2

Getting a clean start, Sabrina ‘Brie’ Roberts finds her own independence away from an abusive relationship. No man will ever abuse her again. Taking a self-defense class, Brie begins to regain the confidence she lost and move on with her life. The only obstacle she can’t escape, is her past. Haunted by her dreams, Sabrina tries to move past them when she begins to fall for ex-military, alpha-male Vince ‘Cop’ Coppoletti. When things ignite between them, the flashbacks take over, jeopardizing any hopes of a normal life.

The first time Cop laid eyes on Sabrina Roberts, he knew that he wanted her. It didn’t matter that she was keeping something from him, until it nearly cost her, her life. Protecting her was all he could think about. He wasn’t going to make the same mistakes again. Not even Tyler O’conner, Sabrina’s defense trainer, was going to get in the way.

As Sabrina’s past unravels, Cop’s search for the truth becomes his only objective in protecting the woman whom he can’t get enough of. He learns, no amount of protection could prepare his heart against the possibility of losing her forever.

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STOP A MURDER – HOW (Mystery Puzzle Book 1)

BOOK #1 – HOW: Puzzles 1 – 12

This is unlike any mystery or thriller book you’ve ever read before. You play the sleuth, and as the story unfolds you will be tasked with solving puzzles to prevent a murder from happening.

In this five-book series, you’ll uncover the mind and motivations of a nefarious killer who is plotting to commit an unspeakable crime.

Each book contains an epistolary collection of emails, texts, and letters, delivered to thriller author J.A. Konrath, by a serial killer. This psychopath is sending detailed, cryptic puzzles and brain teasers that lead to clues about who will be murdered, why, when, where, and how.

Some of the puzzles are easy to figure out. Others are much more devious.

Do you like solving mysteries? Do you enjoy brain teasers or escape-the-room games? Are you good at spotting clues?

Only you can stop a murder.

Are you smart enough?
Are you brave enough?
Let the games begin…

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Familiar Trouble

BLOOD IS THICKER… Sometimes a unique talent is inherited-and such is the case for Trouble, son of Familiar the black cat detective. Trouble’s rather indolent life in the sleepy town of Wetumpka, Alabama is upended when a serial killer arrives on the scene. Trouble begins to apply the skills he learned from his dad and his hero, Sherlock Holmes.

When local bookseller Tammy Lynn is attacked at the site of an impact crater, Trouble realizes he must protect his human and solve the mystery of the Silk Stocking Killer.

Aiden Waters, a local deputy, has tracked the SSK to Wetumpka. Since his wife’s murder, Aiden won’t risk romance, but when Tammy is endangered, everything changes. Especially their hearts.

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Escape to Osprey Cove

The mystery begins with an unusual find in the secret compartment of Doug’s new Corvette. It will forever change his and Catherine’s life. Doug’s mysterious behavior after the find forces Catherine to seek escape at The Osprey Cove Lodge. What she finds at the lodge turns out to be far more valuable than Doug’s find. Follow the suspense, mystery, and romance of Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series.

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Next to Always: Shattered Innocence trilogy Book Two

Sexy and Sizzling Hot” it will have you begging for more….

Rade and Dylan’s story continues in Book Two of The Shattered innocence Trilogy.
Rade Matheson thought he had everything he needed, Money, Power, and a woman who was willing to submit to him. That was until one night at The Castle changed everything. Losing the only woman who could bring him to his knees was never a possibility for him. Given a second chance, he’s more determined than ever to find the man responsible for taking the one thing he cared about. He ends up finding more than he bargained for. Turns out Michael Stewart wasn’t his only threat. Lust and obsession have a way of revealing themselves when hatred takes a front seat in a deadly game of revenge that Rade isn’t willing to lose. One by one Rade’s secrets begin to unfold, threatening the one chance he has to make Dylan his forever.
Dylan Adams ran away from the only man she could ever trust, but when tragedy strikes, Rade is there right beside her. Willing to give him another chance, Dylan confesses her love for him. Everything is perfect, she couldn’t ask for anything more, until her world falls apart. She knew he had secrets, but the one secret she didn’t expect, is the one secret that could tear them apart for good.

Adult content

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Bloody Mary

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory–a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning…

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Flapjack

Galveston and Murphy are new to the detective game but that doesn’t stop them from being pulled into a case that will transform their lives. A device of unspeakable power, the Flapjack, has been stolen, taken by men who will stop at nothing to control the power it possesses. As the two detectives travel and search the globe to retrieve it, their quest only becomes more dangerous as they peel back the layers of the case. Who is really behind the theft, and what do they plan to do with a device that could change the way the world uses energy forever?

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Luck and Judgment – Private Investigator Crime Thriller series book 1

They destroyed her father’s life.

On his deathbed, after decades of silence, old Thomas Earnest provides the key to the mystery of his silence.

Private Investigators Roberts and Bradley are hired to solve the mystery.

But the deeper they delve into this thirty year old nightmare, the worse it gets.

A gangster closes in.

Their enemies grow.

And the case threatens to claim their lives…

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3 a.m.

WINNER 2015 BEST SERIES

“The most interesting premise…EVER.” -Ruth.D

“If I had to choose one series to take with me to that desert island in the middle of nowhere, this would be it.” -MsRee

“Simply brilliant!” -Jeff Yurt

“I absolutely love this series.” -TroyL

Henry Bins has Henry Bins.
A sleeping disorder, named after him.
He is awake for one hour a day.
He wakes up at 3 a.m. then falls asleep at 4 a.m.
Life is simple.
Until he hears the woman scream.
And sees the man leave the house across the street.
But not just any man.
The President of the United States.

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Hatchet Women: Back Bay Slayings

Fresh off a major case, Edie Firebaugh and her team are contracted to investigate the fall-out from an office shooting, leaving four Nova Life leaders dead. While a manhunt ensues, the Hatchet Women must determine who the killer’s next victim will be, while uncovering a sickening web of office politics and diseased corporate culture.

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No Cure for Murder

Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They’re octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged. After fifty-five years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients.

While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.

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Emma Beware

48hrs transpire before anyone realizes 14yo Emma is missing? Where is she? Four of her friends armed with cyber-techno skills uncover copious doings. Will she be found in time to celebrate her 15th birthday? Read this fast-paced action page turner to find out more. Discover the meaning of “Every so often betrayal and love go hand in hand.”

A riveting story about a teenage girl, her family and friends will have you guessing until the end.

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The Sixth Sense

Dr. Arnie Roth awakens from viral encephalitis with a highly sensitive nose. He’s enthralled as he savors the aromatic delights of his world. Soon, however, he discovers that all smells are not sweet and many come with messages that profoundly affect his psyche and jeopardizes his sanity.

Arnie’s nose detects pheromones, the invisible chemicals that affect behavior, a sixth sense.
The novel entertains and provokes thought as we travel a world that influences us, but one that we know little about.

5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic Dr. Gold has done it again!

This is either the fifth or sixth of Dr. Lawrence Gold’s books that I have read and I have loved each and every one of them. Dr. Gold never fails to keep my interest, nor does he fail to write a good book. This is a medical mystery. In this book you will learn things, get embroiled in a mystery, and have your funny bone tickled every so often. I started this book today and finished it today. I just couldn’t put it down.

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The Dead and the Missing

Investigating his mentor’s missing niece, private detective Adam Park tracks the girl and her ex-con boyfriend to Paris, where he learns not only have they involved themselves in a brutal criminal venture, but elements back home are seeking revenge upon them.

From the Parisian underworld to dangerously exotic locales, Adam will confront an international network for whom human life is just another commodity. To survive, return the girl safely, and protect the people he cares for most, he must delve into the darkest recesses of his soul, blurring his previously-solid concepts of right and wrong.

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Scared on Carey Place in the Haunted Hatchet House

“Kelly, Kelly, come out to play.”

Neighborhood girls roamed up and down Carey Place, searching for their friend. But they were too late.
Driven into a homicidal frenzy, a maniac wielding a hatchet plucked young Kelly from the schoolyard swings. He chased her to her house. The one with hatchet cut-outs in the shutters at the end of a dead end street. When he finished, Kelly was dead and her blood stained the porch and driveway a crimson red.

At least that’s the lore of the Hatchet House.

There’s more to this scary story and amateur sleuth, Nicole Scott has heard the truth of what happened that night. She has the unnatural ability to see and hear ghosts. Kelly is counting on her to tell the children of Eubanks her side of the story.

In a town of witches, trolls and people with paranormal gifts, not many are scared of much of anything. Halloween is a night for tourists, not locals. The eve, October thirtieth is not only the night Kelly Carey was murdered, it’s the night her killer, a millennial maniac roams the streets. If Kelly doesn’t tell the children to stay inside and stay safe.

Who else will?
Who will be next to be scared on Carey Place?
Will it be you?

This Behind the Lore short is part of Nikki Henley’s, Curious in Eubanks Paranormal Cozy Mysteries series.
Set in a small town of curiously quirky paranormal residents this short story can be read as a standalone. It is written to give you the reader an extended experience of the characters of Eubanks.

No cliffhangers. No swearing. No graphic scenes.
Thank you for reading.

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Hidden in Harmony: Danger is Imminent

HE NEEDED HELP.
The Russell family came home one evening to find an uninvited visitor sleeping on their porch. Brock appeared to be quite harmless.

SO THEY TOOK HIM IN.
Knowing the Bible says they are to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, the Russells take Brock into their own home and quickly befriend him, only to find out he has formerly been accused of a horrifying act.

AND TRIED TO BE LOYAL.
The Russells do not believe in allowing rumors to tell them who to befriend or who to turn away. They decide to do some detective work and find out about a decade worth of unexplained disappearances in the town Brock was originally from.

BUT IT COST THEM BIG TIME!
Threats, violence, death, and kidnappings haunt the Russells as someone desperately attempts to stop their investigative efforts.

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The Chimera Strain by Kevin Lee Swaim

John Frist was a soldier, a hero, and the victim of an IED attack in Iraq before his discharge. He returned home and committed a terrible act of domestic terrorism. Transformed by the StrikeForce technology, he saved New York City from a dirty bomb and nearly died in the process. For him, the ensuing two years has been a bone-wearying series of battles to protect the United States.

Eric Wise has risen from Director of Project StrikeForce to Assistant Director of the Office of Threat Management. Tasked with preventing the end of the world, he protects John while directing the OTM against a vast sea of threats.

The Office of Threat Management still watches over the world and the StrikeForce technology gives John an amazing edge, but will it be enough to prevent a man bent on attacking the United States and reducing it to a third-world power?

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The Highway

Neurotic Philadelphia homicide detective Benny Steel lives in his comfort zone-ordinary, routine, cynical, and lonely. He expects the upcoming Fourth of July weekend will be no different, but then he is assigned a critical drug-related case-a murder in Old City Philadelphia with no evidence and a rival drug dealer as a suspect. Steel must tread softly to avoid the very real possibility of igniting retaliation between the two rival drug dealers and their associates. Meanwhile, an unrelated crime wave is ripping through the city and forcing him to solve this murder case quickly to quiet public outcry. But he is not alone in his efforts, as he is paired up with a new detective in training, Marisa Tulli, of whom he becomes quite fond. This case presses Steel into a search for a killer whose identity will shock him and thrusts him into a personal quest that will cause him to realize just how precious life and love are..

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