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The Mystery of the Chartreuse Shoes by Steven Donkin
Heather Atkinson - 2012
Beth Moorhouse flatlines after a devastating car crash in the north of England. Simultaneously in Afghanistan Liam MacIntyre is almost killed when his army truck hits a landmine, the blast stopping his heart. Both are brought back after crossing over. Recovering from debilitating injuries, lost in fevers and delirium they experience vivid dreams that bleed through into their reality, making them yearn for a past lost to them. From the sixteenth century massacre of Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland through eighteenth century Venice and finally to Flanders in World War One they both dream of the lives they shared together, each one cut short by Beth’s young and violent death. In each incarnation Liam‘s death shortly follows her own when he finds himself unable to go on without her, but not before avenging himself on the one who took her life. Resolved to discover the meaning behind these dreams Beth visits a gifted psychic who reveals that her murderer in each dream is a dark entity who has latched onto Beth and her soulmate with the sole purpose of destroying their happiness. She must find her love in this life and break this fatal pattern if she is to avoid another brutal death. Liam and Beth set out, determined to find one another by retracing the steps of their shared pasts. But their reunion is like a flare, drawing the dark soul to them and the race against time itself begins to save Beth from her inevitable fate. Bleed Through is a tale of love enduring centuries, sweeping through some of the most memorable events in European history and is the age old battle between good and evil.
William H. Lovejoy - 2018
From his base on the riverboat Belle Chasse, former Navy SEAL Glenn Kenney mounts a search for the man who murdered his ex-wife. Kenney's search brings him into confrontation then collaboration with Detective Sergeant Connie Mellor of the New Orleans Police Department, resulting in a manhunt stretching from the banks of the Missiissippi River to the depths of the Caribbean Sea, uncovering a brand new kind of sunken treasure. 'Lovejoy has proven himself a master storyteller' - CLIVE CUSSLER William H Lovejoy is the author of twenty-five thriller, suspense, and mystery novels, including Delta Blue and Delta Green. A Vietnam veteran, he resides in Colorado and is Vice Chancellor Emeritus from Mohave Community College.
Jack Wolfe, Paranormal Investigator
Craig Lunnon - 2011
He is also a man of suspended beliefs, with a unique outlook on the universe. He works in Arcana City; a city that never sleeps. Unfortunately, it also never cleans its teeth or takes showers.When the daughter of one of his previous clients gets kidnapped by a high-ranking demon-lord, Jack is hired to find her, rescue her and then keep her out of the clutches of the underworld. He is helped along the way by Collymoddle, an eccentric professor; Helen Hiwater, a museum curator; and Zak, a demon he shares an uneasy alliance with.Things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the demon-lord’s ambitions are greater by far than the fate of a single girl, which leaves the detective the unenviable task of coming up with a fee for saving the whole world.To be successful Jack will need to do battle with demons, hellhounds, a homicidal fast-food proprietor, the most negligent bartender in the known world, annoying dramatic ambience, and many other obstacles besides.And if that wasn’t enough to be getting on with, he’s also been forced into taking on another case, looking for an elderly lady’s lost cat.
Summer Sleuths Cozy Mysteries Collection
Hope Callaghan - 2019
Enjoy hours of entertainment with over 1,000 pages of clean cozy mysteries. Each book has a summer theme. BONUS: RECIPES INCLUDED! ------------------------------------------- Hope Callaghan Cozy Mysteries Collection (Summer Sleuths Edition) Contents: 1- Sun, Sand, and Suspects (Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series) 2- Swag in Savannah (Made in Savannah Cozy Mystery Series) 3- Deadly Deception (Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series) 4- Nightmare in Nantucket (Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series) 5-Tides of Deception (Samantha Rite Mystery Series) 6- Divine Secrets (Divine Cozy Mystery Series) Plus Bonus Short Story, “Secrets of a Stranger.” ------------------------------------------- Book 1- Sun, Sand, and Suspects Newlyweds Paul and Gloria Kennedy are about to embark on their long awaited honeymoon. The only problem is, Gloria has no idea where they're going since her husband, Paul, wanted to surprise her with the honeymoon location. She is relieved to discover their flight will be landing in sunny Florida. Visions of sprawling, luxurious resorts boasting sandy white beaches and sparkling pools fill Gloria's head. Unfortunately, Paul has a completely different honeymoon location planned. When they arrive at their final destination, not only does Gloria have to come to grips with her disappointment, she has to figure out why one of the first people the newlyweds come across is a dead man. Before the couple can even unpack, unexpected guests arrive and settle in across the street. Can Gloria solve the mystery of the suspicious death and salvage her honeymoon...or will the sun, sand, and suspects prove to be deadly? Book 2 - Swag in Savannah Carlita Garlucci is thrilled that her son, Tony, has arrived in Savannah to help with the opening of their new pawnshop, "Savannah Swag." While giving her son a tour of the property, they stumble upon a hidden trap door that leads to an undiscovered basement with a tunnel. Curious to find out where the tunnel leads, Tony breaks through the wall and discovers underground passageways rumored to have been used by pirates to smuggle their stolen goods into the historic city. While exploring the tunnel, the Garluccis find skeletal remains with ties to a darker secret that has been hidden behind the tunnel walls for decades. The gruesome discovery causes Carlita to wonder what other secrets her property holds. Despite her insistence they reseal the tunnel, Carlita’s children convince her to leave it open long enough for them to explore the passageways as they attempt to solve a decades old mystery. They quickly discover that the secrets hidden underground are tied not only to the previous owners of her property, but also implicate Carlita's deceased husband, Vinnie. Will Carlita and her children be able to clear Vinnie's name, or will their snooping around incriminate him even more? PLUS 4 MORE COZY MYSTERIES AND A BONUS SHORT STORY FOR YOU TO ENJOY!
Murder in a Good Neighborhood
K.K. Chalmers - 2011
So when Roxanne finds the body of a beautiful young woman the week before Halloween, she is more than happy to leave the detecting to her son Marc, an Eastport, Virginia homicide detective...until a retired astronaut who also happens to be an old flame is arrested and the abbess from a nearby monastery insists Roxanne must help clear his name. Only neither woman realizes that by unmasking a killer, Roxanne is placing someone she loves in mortal danger.MURDER IN A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD was the 2009 winner of the Best Unpublished Novel Contest sponsored by James River Writers and Richmond Magazine. (63,800 words)The author is currently writing a sequel.
The Watchman's Daughter
Alexandra Connor - 2007
With her father unable to do his night watchman rounds, Kate does all she can to help her family survive. But when Andrew Pitt comes into her life, everything changes. True happiness seems to be on the horizon for Kate as she and Andrew make plans to marry. Then tragedy strikes and Kate takes the only course she can to protect the people who depend on her. With her future looking hopeless, Kate must find a way to escape – and to get back the man she loves.
Eve Lloyd's A Deadline Cozy Mystery
Sonia Parin - 2017
Paying her aunt, Mira Lloyd, a.k.a. Elizabeth Lloyd, renowned historical romance author, a long overdue visit, she plans on spending a month on Rock-Maine Island lounging around and plotting the launch of her new life. Her ex-husband, however, has other ideas. As for her aunt… she’s gone missing. And now there’s a dead body to contend with and a murder weapon with her fingerprints on it. A mantle of suspicion hangs over Eve and everyone she encounters has a reason to want her out of the way. Unwilling to leave matters in the hands of swoon worthy Detective Jack Bradford… only because it’s her civic duty to provide a new perspective, Eve Lloyd engages the assistance of her new friend and fellow suspect, Jill Saunders. They both stumble their way through a long list of possible motives and suspects in a race to find the killer before either one turns into the next victim. Snuffed Out Eve Lloyd, a death knell? Eve refuses to believe her choice of words had something to do with inviting a killer to the island, but just to be on the safe side, she agrees to avoid all use of any and all words related to killing. However, it might already be too late… Her run in with a local artist, Reginald Bryant Burns, has put her in an awkward position. Trying to make amends, Eve resorts to bribery, but that only makes matters worse and now…She’s a prime suspect in a murder investigation. The timing couldn’t be worse. She has a date with Detective Jack Bradford and the killer is threatening to ruin it for her. All Tied Up It’s no accident. Eve Lloyd is a magnet for trouble. On the brink of settling into an uneventful existence, Eve Lloyd turns her attention to a new venture. She’s going to open an inn and she thinks she’s found the perfect house. It should all be smooth sailing from there, but she’s developed a knack for landing right in the thick of it. This time, she stumbles on a body in the least likely place and her fingerprints are all over the handcuffs found on the murder victim. As the suspects list grows, and the dream of running an inn evaporates, she becomes a target of the killer’s rage.Despite trying to keep her nose out of other people’s business, it seems the only way she can get her life back on track is if she sets a trap for the killer. The Last Bite Eve Lloyd’s childhood nemesis, Charlotte McLain, is getting married. Nothing will induce Eve to attend. Nothing except… blackmail.From the start, everything about this wedding rings alarm bells for Eve. The location, the groom, the guests. The bride. But that’s nothing unusual. The odds of everything going right are stacked in the bride’s favor. There have already been several deaths on the island. Lighting surely wouldn’t strike again…When the groom suddenly dies, all fingers of blame are pointed directly at Eve. After all, she had opportunity and plenty of motives.She’s been framed and despite trying to keep her nose out of trouble, she’s now been dragged right back into the thick of it. The list of suspects is extensive, but she’s sure she can narrow it down to… at least a half dozen people. The Final Cut “…What sort of business person would I be if I start killing off my guests?” Eve Lloyd has settled into her new life in Rock-Maine Island and is about to open up an inn - a costly venture now that she has her heart set on getting an expensive custom made stove.
The Slade House Affair: Clare Montgomery, Private Investigator
Daisy Thurbin - 2016
In this first book in a new series, Mrs Montgomery is retained by an archaic well heeled family when its patriarch fails to arrive home at the expected hour. As with all of her writing, Thurbin demonstrates that a book need not contain gratuitous violence, graphic sex or coarse language in order to keep the reader entertained. Set in London and the Home Counties, Thurbin's attention to detail and meticulous research, coupled with an interesting conundrum and a sprinking of quirky characters, are bound to please even the most discerning of readers.
The Welly Wheel Murder (A Miss Fortune Murder Mystery, #1)
Stephen John - 2021
Fortune and Ida Belle tag along for support. When they arrive, they stumble on an unsolved murder that took place at the Festival two years earlier. When Fortune meets a shady character with an agenda and a motive for murder, the Swamp Team 3 jumps into action. They receive help from a colorful local P.I. with sharp wits, unsuspected talents and a taste for nice things. As they dig deeper into the mystery, a conspiracy unfolds that leads them into a deadly, dark world. The Welly Wheel Murder is filled with twists and turns, funny banter and outrageous situations.
A Howl In The Night
Jerry Brandon - 2011
When a woman is murdered on his street, this Black Labrador suddenly faces the loss of everything he's struggled a lifetime to gain. Taser must find the killer or return to the harsh world of the county dog pound. He's aided by his buddy, Meatloaf, and a colorful pack of neighborhood dogs. They struggle with their limited human vocabulary and a fractured knowledge of the world. Other obstacles include new alpha dog rivals, old deadly enemies, and a menacing coyote population from the adjacent Arizona desert. In the end, Taser must decide how much he can risk to save his world.This is a fun mystery narrated by the dogs, written for adults with a humorous tone and a love of animals and their quirks.