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Show Me (Thomas Prescott 4)
Series: Thomas Prescott series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott learns he’s inherited a 250-acre farm in Tarrin, Missouri (pop. 2,100), he can’t get there fast enough. As he slowly acclimates to small town living, he hears rumblings about a horrific crime in the town’s past. The crime appears to have been solved, but Prescott has his doubts.
The Afrikaans (Thomas Prescott 3)
Series: Thomas Prescott series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,650. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Intimate in scale, but grandly outfitted, the luxury cruise liner 'The Afrikaans' hosts no more than 208 pampered guests, among them; former FBI contract agent Thomas Prescott. When the ship is overtaken by African pirates who are demanding the U.S. send medical relief to a small Zulu village in South Africa, it is up to Prescott to keep the 400 hostages alive.
The Phoenix Requiem
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 162,450. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016 by Richard Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Death. Destruction. Despair. These are the hallmarks of the Dread Fleet. It is an unstoppable force that, when summoned to do so, will scourge the galaxy in a Holy Reckoning. It is up to Queen Kalila Akira, Calvin Cross, and the others to stop it. Meanwhile a dark figure lurks in the shadows whose path must cross Calvin's, it is an intersection that could end in death.
Savor
Series: The Fredrickson Winery Novels, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,240. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 by Lapdog Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
SAVOR, the 3rd Fredrickson Winery Novel, continues the saga of the Fredricksons and Parkers as they run a small California winery and find love and mystery in the Napa Valley. Savor celebrates the joy of romance, laughter, and family. Romance is in the air at the Fredrickson Winery this summer. Sip a glass of Sangria and fall in love with the characters all over again.
The Phoenix Reckoning
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 124,910. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2015 by Richard Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Blackmoth attempts to detonate an isotome weapon near Kalila’s embattled fleet. Raidan threatens harm upon Capital World. Calvin leads his people into Forbidden Space. Rain and Calvin have begun an impractical romance, to Summers's dismay. Tristan demands what was promised. Shen must make a choice. The Dread Fleet’s campaign of death is underway. No one is safe. The Final Reckoning has begun!
The Phoenix Rising
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 109,710. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Richard Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
As the most serious threat ever facing the galaxy now looms over them, Calvin and his crew continue their mission to expose the dark conspiracy haunting the Empire. Now a fugitive on the run, Calvin has no choice but to work alongside Raidan’s mysterious Organization. And form an alliance with a misfit band of fair-weather friends. Meanwhile ships are vanishing and murders are going unnoticed.
The Phoenix Darkness
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 141,570. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Richard Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
On a dangerous spy mission, Calvin has been betrayed by an ally. Summers, Blackmoth, and Tristan race to recover the isotome weapons. Raidan has underhanded plans. Kalila and Caerwyn have drawn the entire Empire into brutal civil war. The Rotham seem poised to attack human worlds. And in the vast regions of Forbidden Space the Dread Fleet moves, charged with bringing to pass the Final Darkness.
The Phoenix Crisis
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 124,170. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Richard Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The leaders of the Phoenix Conspiracy are poised to usher in The Hour of Ascension. And it is up to Calvin to expose the conspiracy before the Empire collapses in a firestorm of civil war. The Organization, the Akiras, CERKO, the Advent, the Phoenix Ring... it all comes down to this moment. And the question on everyone's mind is, can the Empire survive? Or will it be lost to the tempest.
The Boy with the Painful Tattoo (Holmes & Moriarity 3)
Series: Holmes & Moriarity. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,880. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It's moving day at Chez Holmes. Somehow, against Kit's better instincts, he and J.X. are setting up house together. But while J.X. is off at a writing conference, Kit unpacks a crate that should contain either old books or new china. It doesn't. Within the mounds of green Styrofoam popcorn is a dead body. A very dead body. There goes the neighborhood.
The Phoenix War
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy, Book 4. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 130,980. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Richard Sanders. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The threat of civil war looms over humanity. Summers races to find the isotome weapons, Nimoux is trapped, Shen awakens to a strange new life, and Calvin hunts for the true puppetmaster. Desperate to discover the deepest layer of the conspiracy before it's too late. And in the shadows, Blackmoth brews a storm of chaos, hellbent on subjecting the galaxy to the dark design of his One True God.
Entangled
Series: The Fredrickson Winery Novels, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,170. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010 by Lapdog Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
In this 1st Fredrickson Winery Novel, a Minneapolis attorney inherits a small California winery, reawakening memories that have lain dormant for twenty years. Secrets lie buried beneath Fredrickson Winery's innocent facade and Billie intends to get to the root. But disturbing the past lays bare the skeletons of others. Can she live with the consequences of full disclosure?
The Monet Murders
Series: The Art of Murder. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,900. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Special Agent Jason West and Behavioral Unit Chief Sam Kennedy must put aside their differences to catch a deranged killer targeting wealthy, upscale art collectors.
Diver Down (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book Two)
Series: Mercy Watts Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,110. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A sunny place for shady people. Vacations can be murder, especially when you’re Mercy Watts. She’s trying to get away from it all, including her godmother’s lawsuit and a certain situation with the mafia. So she heads to Roatan, Honduras, a place known for scuba diving and lawlessness. Mercy’s on the island less than twenty-four hours when she discovers that she hasn’t gotten away from anything.
Heller's Revenge
Series: Heller, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,230. Language: Australian English. Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.92 from 49 reviews)
Tilly Chalmers' sexy boss, Heller, has a talent for making enemies, and he has a few scores to settle - including one with Tilly's brother. Tilly must juggle that constant worry with managing three new jobs as a rookie security officer - crowd control at a lingerie show, babysitting a randy IT billionaire and an emotional job with an environmental activist. But as usual, nothing goes to plan.
The Dark Tide (Adrien English Mysteries 5)
Series: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,410. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When a half-century old skeleton tumbles out of the wall in the midst of Cloak and Dagger Bookstore's renovation, Adrien turns to hot and handsome ex-lover Jake Riordan -- now out-of-the closet and working as a private detective.
Death of a Pirate King (Adrien English Mysteries 4)
Series: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,300. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien's former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD.
Blue Rubicon (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 2)
Series: Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,380. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When an on-duty member of the Ontario Provincial Police is found dead in his cruiser of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, only Lincoln Munroe - now a patrol Sergeant - knows the truth. The officer was murdered, and all the evidence points to the suspect being another cop. Now Lincoln must attempt to unravel a web of corruption in an unsanctioned investigation that may cost him his life.
Bangkok Bob and The Missing Mormon
Series: Asian Heat, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,200. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Long-term Bangkok resident and former New Orleans cop Bob Turtledove has the knack of getting people out of difficult situations. So when a young man from Utah goes missing in Bangkok, his parents are soon knocking on Bob’s door asking for help.
The May Day Murders Sequel
Series: The May Day Murders, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,720. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The killer is back. A decade has passed since his conviction, but he’s escaped prison. Meanwhile, Sam Middleton tries to cope with his wife’s death, certain the killer is to blame. Is his daughter’s family next? While Sam is in London, Inspector Clive Hogarth is in pursuit of a serial rapist plaguing the City. Can Hogarth piece everything together before Sam’s whole world comes crashing down?
The Weeping Woman
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,610. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kate Williams doesn’t do vacations well. She likes her job as chief of police in tiny Mendenhall, Manitoba. But her niece, the chef, is working too hard, and Kate decides a week by the beach in Gimli is just the ticket. Once they get to the cottage on the lake, however, she discovers something weird going on. And then her niece starts behaving strangely…

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