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Matthew Quirk signs The Night Agent

Matthew Quirk

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The Night Agent: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062875464
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Published: William Morrow - January 15th, 2019

To find a Russian mole in the White House, an FBI agent must question everything. . . and trust no one

To save America from a catastrophic betrayal, an idealistic young FBI agent must stop a Russian mole in the White House in this exhilarating political thriller reminiscent of the early novels of John Grisham and David Baldacci.

No one was more surprised than FBI Agent Peter Sutherland when he's tapped to work in the White House Situation Room. From his earliest days as a surveillance specialist, Peter has scrupulously done everything by the book, hoping his record will help him escape the taint of his past. When Peter was a boy, his father, a section chief in FBI counterintelligence, was suspected of selling secrets to the Russians--a catastrophic breach that had cost him his career, his reputation, and eventually his life.

Peter knows intimately how one broken rule can cost lives. Nowhere is he more vigilant than in this room, the sanctum of America's secrets. Staffing the night action desk, his job is monitoring an emergency line for a call that has not--and might never--come.

Until tonight.

At 1:05 a.m. the phone rings. A terrified young woman named Rose tells Peter that her aunt and uncle have just been murdered and that the killer is still in the house with her. Before their deaths, they gave her this phone number with urgent instructions: "Tell them OSPREY was right. It's happening. . . "

The call thrusts Peter into the heart of a conspiracy years in the making, involving a Russian mole at the highest levels of the government. Anyone in the White House could be the traitor. Anyone could be corrupted. To save the nation, Peter must take the rules into his own hands and do the right thing, no matter the cost. He plunges into a desperate hunt for the traitor--a treacherous odyssey that pits him and Rose against some of Russia's most skilled and ruthless operatives and the full force of the FBI itself.

Peter knows that the wider a secret is broadcast, the more dangerous it gets for the people at the center. With the fate of the country on the line, he and Rose must evade seasoned assassins and maneuver past jolting betrayals to find the shocking truth--and stop the threat from inside before it's too late.


Dead Man Switch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316259231
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Published: Mulholland Books - March 21st, 2017

Cold Barrel Zero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316259194
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 31st, 2017

The Directive: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316198639
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 10th, 2015

The 500: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316198615
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Published: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books - March 5th, 2013

Scott Graham signs Yosemite Fall

Scott Graham

Yosemite Fall (National Park Mystery) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937226879
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Published: Torrey House Press - June 12th, 2018

Archaeologist Chuck Bender arrives with his family in Yosemite Valley to study the 150-year-old murders of a pair of gold prospectors in the midst of preparations for the annual Yosemite Slam rock-climbing competition and a reunion with his old climbing buddies. The trip quickly turns threatening when one climber never shows up, climbing equipment fails, and Chuck and his wife, Janelle Ortega, are suspected in the shocking, present-day death of one of Chuck's former rock-climbing partners. Together, Chuck and Janelle race against time to solve the dual mysteries and prove their innocence--all while facing down a ruthless killer on the loose.


Yellowstone Standoff (National Park Mystery) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937226596
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Published: Torrey House Press - June 14th, 2016

Mountain Rampage: A National Park Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937226459
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Published: Torrey House Press - June 9th, 2015

Canyon Sacrifice (National Park Mystery) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937226305
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Published: Torrey House Press - June 10th, 2014

Joseph Olshan signs Black Diamond Fall

Joseph Olshan

 

Black Diamond Fall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947993341
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Published: Polis Books - September 18th, 2018

From the acclaimed author of CLARA'S HEART and CLOUDLAND comes a rich, literary mystery based and united by two real events that occurred at Middlebury College; the disappearance of a student during winter break; and the vandalism of the Robert Frost Homestead located on one of the outer campuses. Luc Flanders has just finished playing a game of pond hockey with his college roommates when he realizes he has lost something precious and goes back to the ice to find it. He never returns, and the police department in Middlebury, Vermont are divided in their assessment of what may have happened to him. Some feel that Flanders left on his own accord and is deliberately out of touch. Others, including detectives Nick Jenkins and Helen Kennedy, suspect that harm may have come to him. As the search for Luc Flanders widens and intensifies, suspicions about several different people, including his Middlebury College roommates and ex-girlfriend arise. Unfortunately, Sam Solomon an older man with whom Luc has been having a secret relationship, cannot prove his whereabouts during the hours when the younger man may have disappeared and Solomon, too, comes under suspicion. As Luke Flanders disappears, the Robert Frost house near the Middlebury campus is vandalized. And there seems to be a link between the two events that the police are determined to discover. Alternating points of view between Luc Flanders Sam Solomon, Luc's mother and detective Nick Jenkins, BLACK DIAMOND FALL races to a disturbing and astonishing conclusion in a lush, literary mystery that could only come from the mind of acclaimed author Joseph Olshan.


Cloudland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250021571
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 26th, 2013

Nightswimmer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451667196
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 2nd, 2011

Clara's Heart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781883285579
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Published: Delphinium - July 9th, 2013

Kathy Krevat signs The Trouble with Truth

Kathy Krevat

The Trouble with Truth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781516103027
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - August 28th, 2018

Things are looking up for single mom Colbie Summers. After relocating back to her California hometown with her adolescent son and taste-testing feline, Trouble, shes ready to take her gourmet cat food company to the next level. Until helping a teenager gets Colbie mixed up in a fresh case of murder

Trying to balance her hectic family life with her growing businessincluding a coveted contract with the local organic food storeleaves Colbie scrambling to keep all her balls in the air. But when a Sunnyside resident is found dead in his garage, she takes on a new role: harboring a suspected killer.

The eighteen-year-old murder suspect, a former foster kid and Colbies part-time chef, had a powerful motive to snuff out the high-profile businessman. The real question is, who didnt? Sifting through the victims sordid history unearths a cats cradle of crimes, including money laundering and abuse. Now, to clear an innocent girls name, Colbie must sniff out the truth before a killer who smells trouble goes on the attack again.


The Trouble with Murder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781516103010
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - December 12th, 2017

Colbie Summers has moved back in with her father, a place she left with no intention of ever returning. When her father grows ill, Colbie knows she has no choice but to pack up her 12-year-old son, their cat, Trouble, and her gourmet cat food business and go back to the tiny town of Sunnyside, CA.

 

While Colbie expected that things might be complicated, she certainly never expected the complications to lead to murder. When police suspect her of murdering one of the other women in the Sunnyside Power Moms trade show, Colbie realizes that in order to save her name, her business, and her son, she needs to find out who the real killer is and that might include getting into a little trouble!


The Trouble with Truth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781516102990
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Published: Lyrical Underground - August 27th, 2018

The Trouble with Murder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781516102983
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Published: Lyrical Underground - December 11th, 2017

Richard Andreoli signs Battle at the Comic Expo

Richard Andreoli

Mysterious Galaxy is happy to be hosting a trio of creative individuals: Author Richard Andreoli, Illustrator and Battle at the Comic Expo’s cover designer Michele R. Svengsouk, and Artist Frank Svengsouk.

Battle at the Comic Expo Cover Image
By Richard Andreoli, Michele Svengsouk (Cover Design by), Frank Svengsouk (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781732272415
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Published: Richard Andreoli - May 20th, 2018

Get ready for Klingon-speaking Cosplayers, cutthroat convention politics, and the unlikeliest heroes ever known in the epic dark comedy Battle at the Comic Expo.

Ron Lionel is the hottest creator working in comic books today. His comic series, The Enduring, sells out every month and is set to become a major motion picture. Ron has no problem using his status to get what he wants, whether that be special treatment from his publisher or seducing fangirls.

Joe Cotter, on the other hand, gave up his dreams of being a writer years ago, and now lives for a steady paycheck. Joe's sense of right and wrong was born from years of reading comics, fantasy novels, and growing up in fandom, and as the security chief for America's Finest Comic Book Expo he's as strong-willed as any hero with a power ring.

Enter Velma, an obsessed fan with a twisted sense of reality and some disturbing questions about The Enduring. When her righteous plan to gather answers backfires, the two men are accidentally abducted and left in a seedy motel room. Now these two unlikely allies must work together to save themselves and the convention before Velma's mania takes over and destroys them all.

From drug-sniffing celebrities and uptight volunteers to long-forgotten tunnels under the streets of downtown San Diego, one fact remains clear: The truth is never simple, it's sometimes darker than expected, and is often hidden just beneath the surface.


Battle at the Comic Expo Cover Image
By Richard Andreoli, Michele Svengsouk (Cover Design by), Frank Svengsouk (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781732272408
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Published: Richard Andreoli - May 20th, 2018

Sara Gran signs The Infinite Blacktop

Sara Gran

The Infinite Blacktop: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501165719
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Published: Atria Books - September 18th, 2018

The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling noir mystery that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective." As Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls raves, these novels are " cryptic, dreamy, funny and gritty as hell...Claire DeWitt is an unreliable detective unlike any other."

Claire DeWitt, the hard-living and tough-talking private investigator, has always been something of a detective. As a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, Claire and her two best friends, Tracy and Kelly, fell under the spell of the book Detection by legendary French detective Jacques Silette. The three solved many cases together and were inseparable--until the day Tracy vanished without a trace. That is still the only case Claire ever failed to solve.

Later, in her twenties, Claire is in Los Angeles trying to get her PI license by taking on a cold case that has stumped the LAPD. She hunts for the real story behind the death of a washed-up painter ten years earlier, whose successful and widely admired artist girlfriend had died a few months before him.

Today, Claire is on her way to Las Vegas from San Francisco when she's almost killed by a homicidal driver. In a haze of drugs and injuries, she struggles off the scene, determined to find her would-be killer's identity--but the list of people who would be happy to see her dead is not a short one.

As these three narratives converge, some mysteries are solved and others continue to haunt. But Claire, battered and bruised, continues her search for the answer to the biggest mystery of all: what is the purpose of our lives, and how can anyone survive in a world so clearly designed to break our hearts again and again?


Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544227781
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Published: Mariner Books - May 20th, 2014

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Novels #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547747613
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Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2012

Come Closer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616951009
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Published: Soho Press - May 31st, 2011

Howard Michael Gould and Adam Walker Phillips

Howard Michael Gould & Adam Walker Phillips
(photo credit: Terri Yenko Gould)

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Last Looks: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524742492
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Published: Dutton - August 14th, 2018

A razor-sharp, exquisitely paced, madly fun debut thriller that gleefully lampoons Hollywood culture and introduces the highly eccentric yet brilliant ex-detective gone rogue: Charlie Waldo.

There are run-of-the-mill eccentric Californians, and then there's former detective Charlie Waldo.

Waldo, a onetime LAPD superstar, now lives in solitude deep in the woods, pathologically committed to owning no more than one hundred possessions. He has left behind his career and his girlfriend, Lorena, to pay self-imposed penance for an awful misstep on an old murder case. But the old ghosts are about to come roaring back.

There are plenty of difficult actors in Hollywood, and then there's Alastair Pinch.

Alastair is a onetime Royal Shakespeare Company thespian who now slums it as the "wise" Southern judge on a tacky network show. He's absurdly rich, often belligerent, and typically drunk--a damning combination when Alastair's wife is found dead on their living room floor and he can't remember what happened.

Waldo's old flame Lorena, hiding peril of her own, draws him toward the case, and Alastair's greedy network convinces Waldo to take it on. But after such a long time away from both civilization and sleuthing--and plagued by a confounding array of assailants who want him gone--Waldo must navigate complicated webs of ego and deceit to clear Alastair's name . . . or confirm his guilt.


The Big Con: A Chuck Restic Mystery (Chuck Restic Mysteries #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945551260
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Published: Prospect Park Books - July 17th, 2018

Chuck Restic, HR manager and part-time private investigator, has a problem: the consultant guru Julie St. Jean is the bane of his existence. Over his twenty-year HR career, he's been forced to partner with her on inane employee engagement programs whose only value has been to Julie's sizable bank account. When Julie is suddenly wanted for the murder of an associate, Chuck sees his chance to rid himself of her forever, until the corporate tables are turned on him and he must find the elusive figure or risk losing his job. The search uncovers a dark past of murder and stolen identity. And what begins as a search to save his corporate neck soon turns into one a lot more literal.


The Silent Second: A Chuck Restic Mystery (Chuck Restic Mysteries #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945551048
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Published: Prospect Park Books - August 15th, 2017

The Perpetual Summer: A Chuck Restic Mystery (Chuck Restic Mysteries #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945551123
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Published: Prospect Park Books - January 9th, 2018

Matt Coyle signs Wrong Light

Matt Coyle

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Wrong Light (Rick Cahill #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608093168
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 4th, 2018

Perfect for hard-boiled PI and Noir fans who like a tainted hero living by his own code.

Naomi Hendrix's sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn't the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking Naomi, hiding in the shadows of the night, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy.

When Naomi's radio station hires PI Rick Cahill to protect Naomi and track down the stalker, he discovers that Naomi is hiding secrets about her past that could help unmask the man. However, before Rick can extract the truth from Naomi, he is thrust into a missing person's case--an abduction he may have unwittingly caused. The investigating detective questions Rick's motives for getting involved and pressures him to stop meddling.

While Rick pursues Naomi's stalker and battles the police, evil ricochets from his own past and embroils Rick in a race to find the truth about an old nemesis. Is settling the score worth losing everything?


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Blood Truth (Rick Cahill Series #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608092871
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 5th, 2017

Dark Fissures (Rick Cahill #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608092680
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - November 21st, 2017

Night Tremors (Rick Cahill Thrillers #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608092208
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - July 12th, 2016

Yesterday's Echo (Rick Cahill #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608091737
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - January 19th, 2016

Peter Blauner signs Sunrise Highway

Peter Blauner

Sunrise Highway (Lourdes Robles Novels #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250117410
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 4th, 2018

From Peter Blauner, the writer Dennis Lehane calls "one of the most consistently bracing and interesting voices in American crime literature," comes a new thriller about a lone young cop on the trail of a powerful killer determined not just to stop her, but to make her pay.

In the summer of Star Wars and Son of Sam, a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as JT from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. Forty years later, JT has risen to chief of police, but there's a trail of a dozen dead women that reaches from Brooklyn across Long Island, along the Sunrise Highway, and it's possible that his actions actually enabled a killer.

That's when Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, steps in to track the serial killer. She discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims and some of the most powerful political figures in the region, including JT himself. Now Lourdes not only has to catch a killer, but maybe dismantle an entire system that's protected him, possibly at the cost of her own life.


Proving Ground (Lourdes Robles Novels #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250117465
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 6th, 2018

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