Armchair detectives can travel to America’s Midwest and Europe with authors Mindy Mejia and Chris Ewan. Mindy has held a succession of jobs from an apple orchard laborer to a global credit manager, as well as writing. The Wall Street Journal called Everything You Want Me to Be a rural thriller that reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death.
British crime and mystery writer Chris is best known for his Good Thief series of travelling adventures featuring Charlie Howard, a thief and author of his own crime series. Long Time Lost is a stand-alone thriller. Former lawyer Kate Sutherland is in witness protection, waiting to provide testimony in a murder case when the defendant’s brother sends an assassin after her. She seeks aid from “vanished” Nick Miller and his relocation skilled team.
High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she's found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie s acting talents ran far beyond the stage. Told from three points of view Del, Hattie, and the new English teacher whose marriage is crumbling Everything You Want Me to Be weaves the story of Hattie s last school year and the events that drew her ever closer to her death.
Nick Miller and his team provide a unique and highly illegal service, relocating at-risk individuals across Europe with new identities and lives. Nick excels at what he does for a reason: he himself has spent years living in the shadows under an assumed name. But when Nick steps in to prevent the attempted murder of Kate Sutherland, a witness in hiding on the Isle of Man, he triggers a chain of events with devastating consequences for everyone he protects. Nick and Kate share a common enemy in Connor Lane, a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means tearing Nick's entire network apart.
A zookeeper fights to save the animal she loves, even as her own life crumbles around her...
Meg Yancy knows she may be overly attached to Jata, the Komodo dragon that has been in her care since it arrived at the zoo from Indonesia. Jata brings the exotic to Meg's Minnesotan life: an ancient, predatory history and stories of escaping to freedom. A species that became endangered soon after being discovered, Komodos have a legacy of independence, something that Meg understands all too well. Meg has always been better able to relate to reptiles than to people, from her estranged father to her live-in boyfriend to the veterinarian who is more concerned with his career than with the animals' lives. Then one day, Meg makes an amazing discovery. Jata has produced viable eggs-without ever having had a mate.
Faced with this rare phenomenon, Meg must now defend Jata's hatchlings from the scientific, religious, and media forces that converge on the zoo to claim the miracle as their own. Finally forced to deal with the very people she has avoided for so long, Meg discovers that opening herself up comes with its own complications. And as she fights to save the animal she loves from the consequences of its own miracle, she must learn to accept that in nature, as in life, not everything can be controlled. Mindy Mejia's gripping debut novel highlights the perils of captivity and the astonishing ways in which animals evolve.
When another Halloween brings another death, a young police officer on the Isle of Man suspects they are connected to dark secrets in her own past.