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Vince Aiello & Robert Gilberg

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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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ISBN: 9780062823199
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Published: Harper - August 14th, 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 Books - 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 (A Colin Pendragon Mystery #6) Cover Image
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Published: Kensington - 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! 


Betty Webb signs The Otter of Death

Betty Webb

 

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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - May 2nd, 2018

Webb’s clever, briskly paced fifth Gunn Zoo mystery (after 2015’s The Puffin of Death) finds genial, trouble-prone zookeeper Theodora “Teddy” Bentley taking a morning walk along the California coastline near her home on her day off. While counting otters as part of a study on the effects of offshore drilling on them, she spots one of her favorites with an expensive cellphone tucked under its flipper. Teddy snatches the phone. The camera mode is still on and displays an image of the blood-splattered face of marine biology instructor and fellow otter counter Stuart Booth. The police, headed by Teddy’s fiancé, San Sebastian County Sheriff Joseph Rejas, locate Stuart’s body, and the hunt for his murderer begins. Suspects abound, including a long list of female students who accused him of sexual abuse over the years, most of whom were either disbelieved or paid off by his wealthy in-laws. While examining some timely social issues, Webb also delivers lots of edifying information on the animal kingdom in an entry sure to please fans and newcomers alike. -- Publishers Weekly


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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - November 3rd, 2015

California zookeeper Theodora Bentley travels to Iceland to pick up an orphaned polar bear cub destined for the Gunn Zoo's newly installed Northern Climes exhibit. The trip is intended to be a combination of work and play. But on day two, while horseback riding near a picturesque seaside village, Teddy discovers a man lying atop a puffin burrow, shot through the head. The victim is identified as American bird-watcher Simon Parr, winner of the largest Powerball payout in history. Is Teddy a witness--or a suspect? Others include not only Parr's wife, a famed suspense novelist, but fellow members of the birding club Parr had generously treated to their lavish Icelandic expedition. Hardly your average birders, several of them have had serious brushes with the law back in the States. Guessing that an American would best understand other Americans, police detective Thorvaald Haraldsson grudgingly concedes her innocence and allows Teddy to tag along with the group to volcanoes, glaciers, and deep continental rifts in quest of rare bird species. But once another member of the club is murdered and a rockfall barely misses Teddy's head, Haraldsson forbids her to continue. She ignores him and, in a stunning, solitary face-off with the killer in Iceland's wild interior, concludes an investigation at once exotic, thrilling, and rich in animal lore.


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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - January 8th, 2013

Zookeeper Theodora "Teddy" Bentley takes Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama, to a Monterey Bay-area Renaissance Faire only to discover the still-warm body of the Reverend Victor Emerson, owner of the local wedding chapel, dressed in his royal robes as Henry the Eighth. At first it appears as if Aljandro stomped the man to death, but a closer look reveals a crossbow dart in the man's back. Teddy's investigation proves the "reverend" isn't really a reverend at all -- he's an escaped convict, and every marriage he's performed in the past twenty years is null and void. Teddy's mother Caro, a spoiled ex-beauty queen, becomes the chief suspect and is immediately jailed when she causes a riot in the courtroom.The "reverend" had twice married Caro to wealthy men, and when both marriages failed, Caro received large financial settlements. Now she may have to give all that money back, certainly a good enough reason to commit murder. But Caro wasn't the only person gunning for Victor. The child of the man Victor once murdered may have wanted to kill him, too, and at one point, even Teddy herself if handcuffed and jailed. Even worse, Teddy's embezzling father flies in from exile in Costa Rica to help spring Caro from jail, thus putting his own freedom in jeapoardy. As Teddy continues her investigation, she finds herself up to her ears in girl gang members, squabbling boat liveaboarders, Renaissance Faire actors and stuntmen, and assorted animals. Written with a humorous touch, "The Llama of Death" portrays Renaissance Faire life, and gives the reader a rare behind-the-scenes look at modern zoos. 


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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - August 1st, 2010

When zoo keeper Theodora "Teddy" Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of Gunn Landing Harbor, she discovers that her fellow zoo keeper didn't drown; she was strangled. The clues to Koala Kate's killer implicate other animal keepers at the Gunn Zoo, including Outback Bill, marsupial keeper and Kate's Aussie ex-boyfriend; and Robin Chase, the big cat keeper who's got it in for Teddy. Also displaying suspicious behavior are several "liveaboarders" at the harbor; Speaks-To-Souls, a shady "animal psychic"; and even Caro, Teddy's much-married, ex-beauty queen mother. But murderers aren't all Teddy has to worry about. Her embezzling father is still on the run from the Feds, and the motor on the Merilee, her beloved houseboat is failing. To pay for the repairs, Teddy agrees to appear on a weekly live television broadcast featuring misbehaving animals that range from Wanchu, a cuddly koala, to Abim, a panicky wallaby - and all hell breaks loose in the TV studio. To add to Teddy's woes, the killer zeroes in on her with near-fatal results. The Koala of Death brings a return to Gunn Zoo and the social-climbing humans and eccentric animals that made the prize-winning The Anteater of Death so popular. Readers will enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek at zoo life, and learn that poor little rich girls like Teddy lead much more complicated lives that they'd ever imagine - especially when they're tracking killers.


The Anteater of Death (Gunn Zoo Mysteries) Cover Image
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - August 1st, 2010

If Lucy, the pregnant Giant Anteater from Belize, didn't kill the man found dead in her enclosure at California's Gunn Zoo, who did? Zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her furry friend is shipped off to another zoo in disgrace.

Then another human bites the dust, the monkeys riot, and the wolves go nuts. Things get worse when the snooty folks at Gunn Landing Harbor attempt to evict Teddy from the Merilee, her beloved houseboat.

That's just the beginning. Her father, on the lam from the Feds for embezzling millions, gets targeted by a local gangster; and Caro, Teddy's socialite and former beauty queen mother, who loathes Teddy's dangerous job, starts introducing her to eligible bachelors. Then Teddy herself becomes a target for murder.


Libby Klein signs Class Reunions are Murder

Libby Klein

 

A day in the life of Poppy McAllister, from Libby Klein's blog:

Class Reunions Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #1) Cover Image
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Published: Kensington - January 30th, 2018

For fortysomething Poppy McAllister, taking a stroll down memory lane in Cape May, New Jersey, isn't just awkward--it's deadly.


Newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months. There's no way on earth she's attending her twenty-five-year class reunion--especially after receiving a very bizarre letter from Barbie, the popular cheerleader who taunted her all through high school. At least, not until Poppy's best friend practically drags her to the event . . .

Using the dreaded homecoming as an excuse to visit her eccentric Aunt Ginny, Poppy vows to leave Cape May with pride and Spanx intact. Too bad Barbie is still the queen of mean at the reunion. And worse, that her dead body is lying right in front of Poppy's old locker. Singled out as the killer, it's up to Poppy to confront her past and clear her name. But between protecting her aunt from disaster and tackling a gluten-free diet, can Poppy crack the case before she's voted "Most Likely to Die" by the murderer?

Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy's Kitchen.


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