When a prominent Seattle businessman is found hanging naked in a dominatrix’s studio, lead Detective Court Pearson is pressured to find a fast, quiet solution to the man’s death. Court’s investigation uncovers secrets within his own department and raises the ghosts that linger from the suicide of his wife—all details he fights to keep quiet as a leaker goes public. To make matters worse, his new partner resents his fast rise through the ranks as Seattle’s only transmale homicide detective, and his lead suspect begins to look like a target for murder.
Guardians In Blue, Book Two provides a window into the hearts and minds of the men and women who ride toward danger when others are running away. It takes away the glitter of Hollywood and shows the reader what life on the street is really like. It gives insight into the mind of criminals before, during and after the commission of the crime. It illustrates the investigative techniques, and the methods employed by real guardians in solving the crime and bringing the predator to justice.
Why did a nun in a seventeenth-century convent flagellate herself until her blood spattered the wall? Why did nuns save a child doomed to death in the Holocaust and who wanted her killed? Who wants a lost head-shaped reliquary that holds something other than a head? And are answers to these questions the key to a terrible modern-day death in a quiet archive? When American historian Pandora (Dory) Ryan finds a very rare, uncataloged seventeenth-century nun’s diary inside a record book at the provincial archives in Avignon, she is thrilled. This is historian’s treasure. But she doesn’t know yet that it will send her on a search that brings about changes in how she feels about her profession, the irrational, and love with a sexy Frenchman. And it will take her from the archive on a dangerous adventure into the countryside of Provence, which, beautiful as it is, has a long and bloody history. The archive’s dramatis personae: the grumpy archivist, with his paper-clip chains; the gofer, who smokes Gauloises and gets away with far too much; a nun with a sense of humor who harangues high school kids about sex; the nun’s glamorous sidekick; a famous American historian, whose requests for documents are inexplicably denied; the eminent professor, destined to fall in love; his nervous graduate student. And that sexy Frenchman, who isn’t who he says he is.
Just months before Hawaii’s gubernatorial primary election, a body is found on the floor of the open air capitol, a macabre scene specifically manipulated to draw attention to a sitting governor with waning political support. Frantic, he calls on the Honolulu Chief of Police Walter Tseng, demanding that the perpetrator be brought to justice as swiftly and silently as possible, fearful a scandal might destroy whatever chance he still has at gaining re-election.
During the worst week of her life, Raleigh Harmon discovers her destiny.
Her best friend is a smart-mouthed genius girl named Drew Levinson. But Drew is gone. Everybody insists she ran away. But Raleigh suspects something darker. Armed with one rock hammer, an encyclopedic knowledge of city criminal codes, and a stubborn streak wide as the Chesapeake Bay, Raleigh searches for clues.
Did Drew secretly meet somebody?
Did her loony parents finally push her over the edge?
Or is Raleigh’s hunch dead-on-Drew didn’t choose to leave.
The first book in the best-selling Raleigh Harmon mystery series, Stone and Spark introduces the girl who will grow up to become a forensic geologist and FBI agent-provided she survives her high school years.
The client admits he killed a man… His lawyer doesn’t believe him… The truth is buried beneath a conspiracy of theft and murder. Linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter heads to Havana and untangles a deadly plot involving the CIA, Fidel Castro, and the Russian government. “Realistic, gritty, fun.”– New York Times Book Review “Entertainingly audacious” — Kirkus Reviews “A highly entertaining yarn filled with wry humor.” — Detroit Free Press “Mystery writing at its very, very best.” — Larry King, USA Today
The Job From Hell. . . Just Turned Deadly Paraplegic young attorney Pen Wilkinson is putting her life back together after a tragic accident, working for a large bank in a faraway city. She soon begins to suspect that the job and the company are not what they seem to be, and suddenly she is thrust into a nightmare. Unbelievably, her employer and the media accuse Pen of fraud and wrongdoing, creating a scandal that threatens to bring down her company. Fired from her job, alone, and dodging attempts on her life, Pen uncovers a string of sophisticated, deadly corporate sabotage incidents. Her search for the unseen saboteurs who destroyed her life takes her across the country, reaching a terrifying climax, as she finally confronts the real force behind the plot called Downfall.
The East Hampton Star called Jericho an amazing detective. He’s hard pressed to live up to his reputations by two cases. One – a dead body found on a Montauk hiking trail. The other a case involving drug cartels, racial tensions, human trafficking and murder. These complex mysteries converge on the detective until is own life is in danger. The endings is shocking and unexpected. “The discovery of a body on a Long Island beach leads a detective into a complex murder investigation with possible ties to drug trafficking in this novel… An entertaining mystery with an engaging hero and deftly handled plot twists.”-Kirkus Reviews https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/walter-marks/amazing-detective
Vengeance the instinctive desire to get back at the source of one’s injury is generally accompanied by the moral emotion of resentment and indignation, which are also natural psychological reactions. They arise when an individual suffers a non-trivial injury (Physical or mental) that was inflicted without excuse or justification. As an individual feels threatened. We hope then to impose punishment. Forgiveness comes later, if ever.
It’s funny how your past choices always seem to follow you. But when it becomes a mistake that you will soon regret, there is only one thing you can do ‘Fix it.’ Juliette Daniels wanted to do just that, but every time she tried to do the right thing, she ended up getting sucked in deeper and deeper. Her destiny was not her own and one man controlled it. Her Master
Ash Jacobs was a simple man, hard working with good morals, but the minute he met his sexy new neighbor that all changed. His obsession to find out who she was might have been the one thing to push her away, but there was no way he was going to give up until he found out the truth. Not even Sebastian Collins could stop the desire he had for her.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.