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A House of Ghosts: A Riveting Haunted House Mystery Boxset

Mason Dean - 2021
    Struggling with writer’s block and a tight deadline for his new novel, David Pragmore suggests a retreat away from Hartford to his wife, Susan, in order to find fresh inspiration. The publishers want David’s new book to shine in the horror genre, so when David reads about the odd manor with a haunted past, it seems like the perfect place to recapture his muse. But David and Susan quickly discover that some stories aren’t meant to be told.The Haunting of Saxton MansionAuthor Rob Hooper and his wife, Janet, are looking for a quiet place to live. The grandiose, isolated Victorian-style relic is everything they could want. A mysterious, widowed owner offers them a deal that can’t be passed up. But they quickly discover that some things are too good to be true.

Manhunt at Sage Creek (A Henry Biggston Thriller Book 3)

Jamie McFarlane - 2019
     The small town of Wood Creek is rocked by the discovery of a serial killer’s lair found deep in the remote hills of Sage Creek National Forest. Flushed from his hiding place, the twisted hunter is pushed into the open in search of new cover and fresh prey. The fight becomes personal when the killer fixates on a ten-year-old girl Biggston considers family. Using his training as an Army Ranger, Biggs picks up the trail of the psychotic killer and tracks his trail of destruction across the rural countryside. With a child's safety on the line, Biggs will stop at nothing to bring justice to Butte County. Manhunt at Sage Creek is a modern, western-themed story about strong men and women who live in the wide-open country. If you enjoy stories about loyalty, respect, honor and the simple truths of life, then you'll enjoy Henry Biggston Thrillers. While Manhunt at Sage Creek is the third Henry Biggston Thriller, each book is a stand-alone story.

Lycaon's Fire

Jeff Schanz - 2021
    People go missing, presumed dead, suspected eaten alive. Though the myth is considered silly superstition to most residents, someone or something is killing to protect the truth.A mild-mannered drifter named Merrick, a haunted man with his own brutal, deadly secret, passes through the town, accidentally setting in motion a chain of events that will bring the town’s bizarre mysteries to light. When a fearless and feisty young waitress named Kat offers her help, she and Merrick fall into the murderous crosshairs of entities who eliminate anyone that threatens their agenda.On a forested mountain, far from anyone who can hear them scream, Merrick, Kat, and their allies are hunted in an unholy ritual, where the game is survival and the prize is life. But not all who are hunted are easy prey. Something else that no one counted on, something powerful and savage that can kill with the swipe of its clawed hand, also stalks the mountain.In the light of the sacrificial fire, the bloodthirsty hunters will face an unfathomable killing machine in a showdown that pits monster against monstrosity.-- Book 1 of "Merrick, The Drifter" series --


David Benton - 2018
    In a few days time the attacks become a massacre and all life on Earth moves toward a single purpose: the culling of the human race. "When Mother Nature's angry, she's a bitch! Fauna will have you gripping the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. This is a non-stop eco-thriller and cautionary tale that will leave you looking at your pets with a different eye. This is also the best book I've read all year! Read it now! But maybe lock the doors and windows first." --John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant and Redemption "We should have known that decades of messing with Nature would come back to bite us -- with a vengeance... In David Benton's exciting, realistic thriller FAUNA our world has finally decided we're the problem, and it's had enough of us. How would we cope if our apocalypse had fangs and four legs and didn't shamble at all? Reminiscent of Hitchcock's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's "The Birds" in approach, FAUNA will raise your neck hairs and chill you to the bone." --W.D. Gagliani, author of Savage Nights and the Nick Lupo Series "The animal kingdom runs amok in David Benton's wildly entertaining Fauna. Exciting, action-packed and disturbing in all the right ways, this man-versus-beast saga gallops at a fierce pace with bloodthirsty menace. Benton's scenes unfold with a cinematic crispness and intensity that keeps the pages turning. This book will leave bite marks!" --Brian Pinkerton, author of Anatomy of Evil "In Fauna, David Benton takes you on a globe-circling thrill ride through a gone-crazy world where the animals have taken charge and want revenge. It's equal parts fantastic escapism and white-knuckle horror--a riveting read from the first page that touches on many of the ways humankind uses things and takes them for granted." --Christian Larsen, author of The Blackening of Flesh and Losing Touch

The Snow Creek Hauntings: A Riveting Haunted House Mystery Boxset

Roger Hayden - 2021
    After an unspeakable tragedy, its doors close. Decades later, a tabloid TV host investigates the vacant lodge with his production crew in search of supernatural evidence. Their show ends in disaster. In the years that follow, family man Greg Barrett purchases the property with dreams of running his own business. But his presence awakens a dormant curse and unleashes a terror from beyond.The Haunting of the Silver Creek LodgeIn a small town rests an old lodge with a big secret.Maxine Finch and Simon York, a recently married couple with little money, use their limited honeymoon funds to buy a foreclosed inn in the tiny snowy town of Silver Ridge, Colorado. But when strange things start happening in the middle of the night, Maxine and Simon wonder if their investment is a dangerous mistake.The Haunting of the Briar RoseJules is recovering from a recent failure when her mysterious uncle makes her an offer she can’t refuse: restore his bed and breakfast the Briar Rose.When Jules inherits the Briar Rose bed and breakfast from her strange and mysterious uncle, she thinks it will be the opportunity of a lifetime for her and her husband, Paul. But Jules and Paul soon discover that the Briar Rose holds many secrets: one of them about the murders that took place a year prior, when two of the guests never checked out.

Murder in Disguise

Frances Lloyd - 2018
    His face is smashed to an unrecognizable pulp.Most of the guests on that fatal evening are in costume, making the detectives’ task even more difficult.But the most baffling aspect for Detectives Harry Montague and Gavin Jones is that only one person staying in the new wing had registered under a genuine name and address.HOW CAN YOU CATCH A KILLER IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHO THE SUSPECTS REALLY ARE?Then another corpse is discovered.It will take some inspired sleuthing to catch the killer...WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FRANCES LLOYD“There are some unexpected twists in the plot and a few laughs along the way and the reader is kept guessing until all is revealed in the end.” Annie“A great book that you won't want to put down.” Alan“This murder mystery is a real page turner, I was hooked from start to finish. The descriptions of the Greek island were so vibrant I felt I was actually there.” AngelaALSO BY FRANCES LLOYDTHE DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JACK DAWES SERIESBook 1: THE GREEK ISLAND KILLERBook 2: THE BLUEBELL KILLERBook 3: THE SHETLAND KILLERBook 4: THE GALLOWS GREEN KILLER

The End of Everything: Book 10

Christopher Artinian - 2021

In the end, there's a plane crash: A Suspenseful Horror

J Sharpe - 2020
    So far, she hates everything about it. The constant humming of the engines, the nagging of the passengers, the crying babies... Luckily the plane is almost at its destination. Little does she know her body will touch the ground in a way she had never expected before.Trapped more than a thousand feet high on a cloud, she and everyone onboard find out the hard way that there had gone something terribly wrong. And not just with the airplane.In the end, there's a plane crash is a suspense/horror story. If you like pageturners with a lot of twists and blood-curdling horror, then you will definitely love this book by award nominee and bestselling author J.Sharpe.Pick up In the end, there's a plane crash today and enjoy the flight!

The Bloodline: A Riveting Kidnapping Mystery

Robert J. Walker - 2021

Linger, When You're Gone

Chitra Padmana - 2021
    Not flowers, not petrichor. Not liquid ink or pages of a new book. You. Just You. Filling all the spaces of my being.”For Miris, her keen sense of smell has always been a blessing and a bane. For years, she has wrapped herself in seclusion to escape the dark memories of her past. When the mysterious death of her best friend sends her world crashing down, she finds herself in a dangerous quagmire of nostalgia and temptation as terrifying secrets emerge.Then one day… she’s suddenly engulfed by his essence.Roy, who she’d promised to love forever.Roy, who was never supposed to come back.Plunged into cyclic nightmares, Miris will have to navigate the haunted realms of hallucination and reality as help and deception arrive in unexpected forms.Will Sam and Saira, her friendly neighbours become twin rays of the sunshine she craves or will they be consumed by her darkness?Is this insanity? Or a sinister presence?‘Linger, when you’re gone’, a unique psychological thriller packed with romance and suspense, will quicken your pulse and keep it racing!

Hunger of the Kangaroo

F. Gardner - 2021
    Being that it’s been a particularly stressful year for them, they decide to take a much-needed vacation. The Gallagher family heads to their summer cottage in Wisconsin, hoping to relax and unwind. Little do they know, a stranger has followed them back to their cottage. A stranger, with a forbidden hunger.

The Haunting of Forsaken Manor (Ghost Hunters Book 1)

Cat Knight - 2020

The Belvoirbrooke Haunting

Abhirup Dhar - 2020
    Darjeeling. Young married couple, Nihith and Jemisha comes to live in Belvoirbrooke Tea Estate, founded in 1865, amidst the snow-capped mountains, lush greenery and magnificent rolling countryside. Very soon they realize the place is haunted and Jemisha might be on the brink of either losing her sanity or giving in to the rules of the urban legend. Enter Chitin Barman, a paranormal investigator and clairvoyant psychic to their rescue. Is he? Can he? Some genres are best left without spilling the beans. Find out more about the spine-chilling haunting from the author of Amazon bestselling book ‘Hold That Breath’ and master storyteller of ‘Stories Are Magical’ and ‘Once Again… With Love!’Have a sip of piping hot tea and welcome to ‘The Belvoirbrooke Haunting’ - A Ghost Story in Darjeeling.Brr! Is it cold already?

Rogue Lawyer: by John Grisham | Summary & Analysis

Book*Sense - 2015
    John Grisham offers readers a sort of slice-of-life view of Sebastian Rudd as he handles a few cases amid a long and not-always-pleasantly-storied career representing those whom the legal system will not otherwise touch. An enjoyable read, it takes an interesting narrative tack, and it comments on the state of the legal system in the United States – one in need of much reform. It offers an enjoyable read. Despite some critical panning, the text draws readers along through a part of the legal system not often explored in popular conceptions of lawyers, and the divergent viewpoint is refreshing. John Grisham’s novel follows Sebastian Rudd as he litigates a series of cases and attempts to navigate a personal life that suffers from his work. Ranging from small-town persecutions through suburban mischances to death-row work and bigger-city notoriety, the novel examines the less glamorized aspects of legal work as Rudd represents those whom other lawyers will not in situations where they dare not, as well as some of the less pleasant aspects of the legal system and broader society of the United States. The novel is set for the most part in an ambiguous city. It is large enough to host a lively fight scene, yet not so large as to have major landmarks identifying it. Unnamed, it allows for universalization of the narrative; readers across the United States can look on the setting and see something, perhaps many things, familiar to them, easing their access to the narrative. This companion includes the following: • Book Review • Story Setting Analysis • Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel • Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed • Thought Provoking /or Discussion Questions for both Readers & Book Clubs • Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols… • And Much More! This Analysis fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.

The Haunting On Park Road: A Memoir Based On Terrifying True Paranormal Events (The Park Road Haunting Book 1)

Andrew Hopkins - 2021