Mystery

T. Greenwood signs Rust & Stardust

T. Greenwood

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Rust & Stardust Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250164193
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 7th, 2018

Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he's an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute--unless she does as he says.

This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.

Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story by award-winning author T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself.


Flynn Berry signs A Double Life

Flynn Berry

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ISBN: 9780735224964
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Published: Viking - July 31st, 2018

A gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow

Claire is a hardworking doctor living a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it.

Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her infant brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. Her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel the next morning, with bloodstains on the front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since.

When the police tell Claire they've found her father, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doesn't know if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man, but Claire will soon learn how far she'll go to finally find the truth.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780143108573
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Published: Penguin Books - June 14th, 2016

The award-winning psychological thriller about a young woman who finds her sister brutally murdered, and the shocking incident in their past that may hold the key to finding the killer, from the author of A Double Life 

When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel's familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder.

Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can't return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can't trust them to find her sister's killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora's fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers.

A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.


Vince Aiello & Robert Gilberg Signing

Vince Aiello & Robert Gilberg

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780988341388
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Published: Sareth Publishing House - May 1st, 2018

In Oceanside, California, 2 people, trying to escape their pasts, are brought together by an old woman at church. An overheard conversation leads one of them on a life or death journey in search of redemption. While the other becomes prey to a predator. A terrorist sleeper cell is about to awaken and a face of evil is about to be revealed. When you live in darkness, what will it ake to see the light?


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ISBN: 9780999088722
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Published: Bookbaby - June 18th, 2018

Starvation Mountain is a contemporary fiction thriller. Jim Schmidt had found his home, his place, on his acreage located on Starvation Mountain. He loved riding the mountains that ranged east of San Diego, and his avocado grove would soon be the site of his retirement home. He wished he had been able to convince Annie to move south when he left Boulder Creek where they had lived together. It was still painful to consider that she had finally agreed to come down for a week just before she died in an awful traffic accident. Now, some years after he had purchased his grove, he was finally getting the plans going for his home. He had been discussing them with his architect when he heard a woman's voice. She approached him from the small cabin adjoining his land. Her name was Penny Lane, itself a fitting icebreaker of a conversational topic. Like him, she loved to ride, and, like Jim, she actually preferred Jack Daniels to wine. Penny had an unknown problem, however; one that she didn't create, but would set the two new friends on a life and death ride across the country.


Eric Heisner signs Wings of the Pirate

Eric Heisner

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ISBN: 9781947848559
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Published: Quill - May 29th, 2018

In the years immediately following World War II, the influence of the western world hangs heavy on the islands in the South Pacific. A harvest of new economic resources provides a wealth of prosperity to those who can afford the gamble. While most rush to invest in the new found abundance, others plan to steal it...

 

Wings of the Pirate is an adventure tale that follows the treasure hunting exploits of renowned archaeologist Alexa Reid. During her journey in the South Pacific, she teams up with a wild card ex-Navy flyer Jimmy Ferral who runs a seaplane charter service. Chased by air pirates, the pair runs into a medley of colorful island characters while the one-eyed air pirate captain, P. M. Rasmus, is close on their tail. Who is he and why does he pursue our heroine so intently?


Carola Dunn signs The Corpse at the Crystal Palace

Carola Dunn

 

The Corpse at the Crystal Palace: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries #23) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250047052
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 3rd, 2018

A casual outing to the Crystal Palace in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn in the latest mystery in Carola Dunn's beloved Daisy Dalrymple series.

April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is visited in London by her young cousins. On the list of must-see sites is the Crystal Palace. Discovering that her children's nanny, Nanny Gilpin, has never seen the Palace, Daisy decides to make a day of it--bringing her cousins, her 3-year-old twins, her step-daughter Belinda, the nurserymaid, and Nanny Gilpin. Yet this ordinary outing goes wrong when Mrs. Gilpin goes off to the ladies' room and fails to return. When Daisy goes to look for her, she doesn't find her nanny but instead the body of another woman dressed in a nanny's uniform.

Meanwhile, Belinda and the cousins spot Mrs. Gilpin chasing after yet another nanny. Intrigued, they trail the two through the vast Crystal Palace and into the park. After briefly losing sight of their quarry, they stumble across Mrs. Gilpin lying unconscious in a small lake inhabited by huge concrete dinosaurs.

When she comes to, Mrs. Gilpin can't remember what happened after leaving the twins in the nurserymaid's care. Daisy's husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the murdered nanny. Worried about her children's own injured nanny, Daisy is determined to help. First she has to discover the identity of the third nanny, the presumed murderer, and to do so, Daisy must uncover why the amnesic Mrs. Gilpin deserted her charges to follow the missing third nanny.


Death at Wentwater Court: The First Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250060792
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 17th, 2015

More than twenty years ago, Carola Dunn introduced to the world the charming, vivacious and perspicacious Daisy Dalrymple and the tumultuous decade of the 1920s, in an England barely starting to recover from World War I and now undergoing rapid social changes.

In early 1923, the young Honourable Daisy Dalrymple has made a decision that shocks her social class-instead of living in the Dower House with her mother and being supported by her relatives, she's decided to make her own living as a writer. Landing an assignment for Town & Country to write a series of articles on country manor houses, Daisy travels to Wentwater Court to research her first piece. There she finds a household in turmoil, filled with holiday guests and recriminations. But that's nothing compared to the uproar when one of those guests drowns in a tragic early-morning skating "accident." When it is learned that this was anything but accidental, Scotland Yard is called in and a young Chief Inspector, one Alec Fletcher, is called in to investigate. And therein hangs a tale...

A series with all the charm of the classic golden age mysteries with the kind of full-blooded, three dimensional characters that define the best of modern mystery, the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries have been a favorite for more than two decades. Now, with this reissue, readers can enjoy it from the very beginning.


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ISBN: 9781610842235
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Published: Regency Reads - May 31st, 1988

Hester Godric's grandfather was in trade, but her stepmother had taught her to be a lady--before leaving Hester with four half-siblings to raise. The victim of a carriage accident lands in her home to recover, but does not reveal that he is the Earl of Alton. Hester learns his identity only when the whole family descends on London--and involves my lord in a variety of scrapes. 


E.J. Copperman signs The Hostess with the Ghostess

EJ Copperman

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The Hostess with the Ghostess: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683314509
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - January 9th, 2018

Solving a murder way too close to home, Alison Kerby can't catch a break.

 

If Alison Kerby really wanted peace and quiet, she never should have opened the Haunted Guesthouse. The Jersey Shore lodge's latest polter-guest is Richard Harrison, the recently murdered brother of long-time resident ghost PI Paul Harrison.

 

Alas, a beyond-the-grave brotherly reunion is nowhere in the foreseeable future--phantasmal Paul left the guesthouse months ago for parts unknown, and for all her ghost-whispering prowess, Alison has no idea how to find him. And she's going to need Paul, because Richard's isn't the only murder still unsolved.

 

Richard, a lawyer in life, tells Alison that he had been working the case of a woman accused of murdering her stepfather. When Richard got too close to the truth, he was permanently silenced. Now, as Alison searches for Paul, she gets a creeping sensation that the murderer doesn't appreciate her snooping around. If she doesn't succeed in her hunt, she has the feeling that she'll be the next to haunt the house.

 

Raise your spirits with The Hostess With the Ghostess, the latest installment of Barry Award-winning author E. J. Copperman's national bestselling Haunted Guesthouse mysteries.


Dog Dish of Doom (Agent to the Paws #1) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250084279
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 15th, 2017

Cozy fans and animal lovers alike won't be able to keep their paws off Dog Dish of DoomLaugh-out-loud funny, E.J. Copperman's series debut is "lots of fun" (Library Journal, starred).

Kay Powell wants to find that break-out client who will become a star. And she thinks she's found him: His name is Bruno, and he has to be walked three times a day.

Kay is the Agent to the Paws, representing showbiz clients who aren't exactly people. In fact: they're dogs. Bruno's humans, Trent and Louise, are pains in the you-know-what, and Les McMaster, the famous director mounting a revival of Annie, might not hire Bruno just because he can't stand them.

This becomes less of an issue when Trent is discovered face down in Bruno's water dish, with a kitchen knife in his back. Kay's perfectly fine to let the NYPD handle the murder, but when the whole plot seems to center on Bruno, her protective instincts come into play. You can kill any people you want, but you'd better leave Kay's clients alone.


Caz Frear signs Sweet Little Lies

Caz Frear

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Sweet Little Lies: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062823199
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Published: Harper - June 26th, 2018

In this gripping debut procedural, a young London policewoman must probe dark secrets buried deep in her own family's past to solve a murder and a long-ago disappearance.

Your father is a liar. But is he a killer? 
Even liars tell the truth . . . sometimes.

Twenty-six-year-old Cat Kinsella overcame a troubled childhood to become a Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police Force, but she's never been able to banish these ghosts. When she's called to the scene of a murder in Islington, not far from the pub her estranged father still runs, she discovers that Alice Lapaine, a young housewife who didn't get out much, has been found strangled.

Cat and her team immediately suspect Alice's husband, until she receives a mysterious phone call that links the victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland eighteen years earlier. The call raises uneasy memories for Cat--her family met Maryanne while on holiday, right before she vanished. Though she was only a child, Cat knew that her charming but dissolute father wasn't telling the truth when he denied knowing anything about Maryanne or her disappearance. Did her father do something to the teenage girl all those years ago? Could he have harmed Alice now? And how can you trust a liar even if he might be telling the truth?

Determined to close the two cases, Cat rushes headlong into the investigation, crossing ethical lines and trampling professional codes. But in looking into the past, she might not like what she finds. . . .


Paddy Hirsch in Conversation With Gregory Harris

Paddy Hirsch and Gregory Harris

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ISBN: 9780765399137
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Published: Forge - June 5th, 2018

The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch is a riveting historical thriller debut set in 1799 New York City

Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians... 1799 was a hell of a year.

Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America has recovered from the panic on the Devil's Half Mile (aka Wall Street), but the young country is still finding its way. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to solve his father's murder, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost. The body count is rising, and the looming crisis could topple the nation.


The Framingham Fiend (Colin Pendragon Mystery #6) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617738913
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - May 29th, 2018

Of all the ghastly crimes in Victorian London, none are as infamous--or unsolvable--as those of Jack the Ripper . . . 

The murder scene is chillingly familiar. A young prostitute has been slaughtered in her flat on Framingham Street in the East End. It's not the first time Scotland Yard has seen a murder like this. But with the help of Colin Pendragon and his loyal partner Ethan Pruitt, they hope it will be the last . . .

 

Word of the Ripper-esque crime has begun to spread across London, sparking a fresh wave of fear, dread, and panic. Two prostitutes have already been killed. But when a third victim is claimed, Colin and Ethan are forced to explore every possibility--from the opium dens of Whitechapel to the darkest corners of the London morgue. For Colin, the answer will prove to be as elusive--and deadly--as the Ripper himself . . .


PS Meronek signs Still and Always

PS Meronek

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ISBN: 9780988379053
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Published: Ponytale Press Inc. - January 1st, 2018

Twenty-one-year old Peter Jackson is very much a product of his redneck environment on the Northern
edge of Memphis. But even he can see the family meth business doesn’t have much of a future. Guitar
in hand, demons by his side, he heads south on a Greyhound bus bound for New Orleans and a better
life.

The monotony of the Interstate highway lulls him to sleep. He is jarred awake when a passenger train barrels into the Greyhound setting it on fire. In three days the extensive burns to his body miraculously heal. He leaves the hospital, the only survivor of the horrible crash. Or is he?

Life in the Big Easy takes a turn for the better as his talent is noticed by some mysterious strangers. His rise is meteoric, but to say all is not as it appears would definitely be an understatement.

Still and Always exemplifies the predictably superlative writing style of P.S. Meronek. Be warned; his fourth novel, his best to date, will keep you up until the wee hours. The surprise ending is absolutely amazing! 


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