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Heaven Calling by Matt Shaw
Mestaclocan (Zack Tolliver, FBI #2)
R. Lawson Gamble - 2013
He can see without even bending over that her throat is gashed. That makes three. He calls FBI Agent ZACK TOLLIVER.Zack is instantly awake. Another victim killed in the same manner means that the killer he pursued in Los Angeles is now in San Francisco. And he will kill again…and again.Zack’s wife LIBBY WHITESTONE won’t be happy when he leaves for San Francisco. Neither will his supervisor at the Tuba City, Arizona, FBI office. But it can’t be helped. The killer must be stopped.In the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, Zack’s friend and Navajo hunting guide EAGLE FEATHER agrees to go. He knows it will take both of them to track this killer. This killer is special.And he’s right. Every nine days, there is another victim. No evidence at the scene. No witnesses. Then JIM SNYDER of the Chronicle launches his own investigation. He suspects what Zack and Eagle Feather already know: the killer they seek isn’t an ordinary human being.Pursued and pursuers are all drawn to Lands End Park at the conclusion of the novel. None of them will ever be the same again.
Lily Harper Hart - 2016
She's built a business out of helping souls crossover, and even though the cases sometimes go wonky she's good at what she does. Jared Monroe wants to be a big city detective in a large market. Instead he's forced to take a job in the small community of Whisper Cove until the right position opens up. He doesn't believe in ghosts, and yet he can't seem to stay away from Harper. These two are on a collision course for each other but danger is in the way. Can they survive long enough to give in to temptation, or will their chance at romance be cut short? This is the first three books in the Harper Harlow mystery series. It includes Ghostly Interests, Ghostly Issues and Ghostly Deceits.
Big Easy Murder
H.P. Mallory - 2016
And it’s about to get even more bizarre. As if it weren’t enough to be on the receiving end of the affections of two men, one of whom is deceased, Peyton finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery taking place nearly sixty years earlier. Ryan Kelly, her very much alive boyfriend, is by her side while the spirit of Drake Montague, a 19th century policeman, is inside her head and her heart. As Peyton finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of New Orleans voodoo, she can only hope she escapes unscathed. Or will she become the victim of another murder in the Big Easy?
The Children in the Lake: A Story You Will Never Forget
Mark Edward Hall - 2019
Nearly a century later there are those who still report seeing the children swimming beneath the surface like elusive dolphins. After losing her husband in a violent car crash, Rachel King and her two young sons venture to Arrowhead Lake to heal. When Rachel discovers that Great Woods Timber is planning to clear-cut this beautiful wilderness she enlists the help of Lilly Bowman and her mysterious father, chief and shaman of the Wabanaki nation. But dark events have been set in motion and Arrowhead Lake is under siege by a sinister force of mercenaries. When Chief Neptune vanishes, Rachel and Lilly call on Seth Ferguson, the local deputy sheriff for help. Together they discover an astonishing truth; a shadowy cabal that will stop at nothing to obtain the secret of Arrowhead Lake, a secret that if unearthed could have far-reaching consequences. When one of Rachel’s sons vanishes in the Lake, she and Lilly embark on a harrowing journey to find him. What they discover is a mind boggling truth that will change their lives forever. *
J.R. Rain - 2010
And he thinks this is just another day, another lunch, another order of kung pao chicken. Little does he know that he’s about to meet a little old lady who knows his greatest fear. A little old lady who knows what’s hiding in his heart. A little old lady who dishes up a big stew of supernatural revenge, with ingredients as follows: First you take one psychotic ex from a family of serial killers. Next add a pinch or two of an irrational childhood fear. Now thoroughly mix in an angry sister, a life-stealing great-granddad, and a notorious mass murderer—who happens to be dead but doesn’t know it. Let it stew and froth and bubble thoroughly.... In just a matter of minutes, Albert’s life turns upside down and he enters a world where magic and evil lurk beneath the fabric of Southern California. And all his choices have brewed a perfect storm of broken hearts, broken promises, shattered families, and a couple of tiny problems. Namely, killer mice and a baby. Albert Shipway is finally getting a chance to right some wrongs. That is, if it’s not too late.
J.R. Tate - 2014
As a fireman, he’s seen his share of dead people, but they never spoke to him before—until now. His marriage is great, and his relationship with his son is strong, but Nathan is sure that if he tells his family that he’s seeing ghosts, it is a quick ticket to a padded room and a straightjacket. When the ghosts become violent and attack Nathan, his secret is revealed—except his wife doesn’t believe his claim about the supernatural. She demands he seek professional help. He knows he’s not crazy, but with no proof that the ghosts are real, he’s committed to a mental hospital against his will. The ghosts follow him, pushing him farther into a terrifying world he can’t find his way out of. With his marriage, his sanity, and even his very life at stake, Nathan needs to find out why the ghosts are haunting him before it’s too late.
Return to Red Creek
Nathan Hystad - 2019
He was certain the ties with the shadow had been severed. He was dead wrong. Ten years have passed since Paul and his family left Red Creek for good. But his daughter Taylor, forbidden to return, rushes to visit her cousin after a young girl vanishes in the oppressed town. They quickly learn that the Smiths’ terrible clutches over the region are still at play, and the shadow is growing stronger. Meanwhile, Detective Tom Bartlett dives head-first into the lore of Red Creek, unsure of what's real and what's an urban legend. Paul, Taylor, and Tom must fight for the truth, before the curse continues for another generation. All questions surrounding Red Creek and the mysterious shadow will be answered in this highly anticipated sequel. From bestselling author Nathan Hystad comes a tension-filled thriller you won't want to miss.
For Sale: Old Manor House
Merabeth James - 2011
Growing up with paranormal entities in all shapes, sizes and species in the Victorian mansion of her eccentric Aunt Penelope Trevelyan, who probably would have been burnt as a witch in another time, Caitlin had been told countless times that she was fated to travel to Cornwall “when the time is right” and find? Her aunt had said it would be love with a happy ending, but Caitlin had her doubts. So far, she hadn’t found any man she was willing to spend more than a few hours with let alone a lifetime. But when she opens the letter from Thane Edmunds requesting her help, she feels a strange, intense pull that shoots a shiver of awareness through her entire being. Deep down, all the way to her toes, she knows the time was finally “right” and destiny had come banging on her door. Caitlin’s knack for ghost hunting had started in her college years, when she founded North East Paranormal Investigative Services, largely to protect her Goth friend and then roommate, Moira Smoot, from her own inept dabblings in the occult…something that had almost cost her more than her life. Since then, rules had been set up to help guard their safety in a setting, where anything could happen. Rules an excited Caitlin seems to forget, when she arrives in Cornwall ahead of her team and disregards NEPIS’ first rule of ghost hunting….”never go in alone”… by driving out to the site for a quick look around before night fall. Expecting a caretaker, she is disappointed to find the dilapidated manor locked up tight and no one there, at least no one living, for she senses more than one pair of ghostly eyes witness her arrival. Circling the outside, listening to the pound of the surf on the rocks below the cliffs, she finds the lock broken on the kitchen door and enters. Looking around the fast darkening, cavernous room, she notices that a cot had been set up in one corner and the swing door to the rest of the manor both padlocked and painted with a crudely drawn red cross. Knowing that can’t be good…knowing she should get her keister out of there, but fast, and head back to the safety of the village, she finds herself battling an inexplicable compulsion to spend the night…and losing. All alone in the dark, she begins to think she may have made a “horror”ble mistake, when she senses not only the usual ghosts and spirits that go ‘bump in the night’, but also the distant presence of Colin, the long dead fifth Earl of Eastwythe, now a restless incubus who plots to ensnare her in his delicious web of dark sexuality, since feeding his lust has been his sole antidote to an eternity he finds both “ducedly boring” and very lonely. But, listening to Caitlin moving about in the kitchen from his attic lair, he feels a twinge of conscience and decides to leave her “unmolested”…at least for the night. And so Caitlin, wrapping herself in the comforting memories of the past…cold…hungry…and more than a little scared, waits out the long, dark night unaware she has been given a short reprieve. One that Colin already regrets. But when Thane Edmunds arrives in the morning, and hears Caitlin knocking out the hinge pins in his kitchen door in order to satisfy yet another compulsion to see the rest of the manor before she leaves for the village, the atmosphere heats up quickly in the old manor.
Drew Zachary - 2007
Jesse's been in his office a lot longer than he has, hanging around like ghosts kinda have to. They do pretty well together, playing chess and solving cases, which Jesse figures is better than an eternity popping in and out of walls.The new case they take seems pretty average, but it turns out to be more than they bargain for. DB and Jesse end up embroiled in a murder investigation, one that might leave an innocent man in jail if they don't get it solved. They have a lot more to learn about each other, too, but can a man and a ghost find any common ground to touch on?
Terri Reid - 2018
Others, seeking knowledge in spiritualism and the occult, also made their way to the city and, through their ignorance, unleashed an evil entity poised to destroy the city. Three sisters, the Willoughby Witches, created an incantation strong enough to ensnare the demon. But, magic requires payment and so the sisters sacrificed themselves to keep their city and their family safe. Now, 120 years later, the incantation is at its end and the demon grows stronger every day. Three sisters, three witches, know that now is the time for them to step up and face the creature their ancestors faced and sacrifice whatever they need in order to keep Whitewater safe. Lord Henry McDermott, college professor, anthropologist, and archeologist has yearned to learn more about the legend of the Willoughby Witches. Taking the summer off to research the folklore, Henry discovers that there is more waiting for him in Whitewater than just a story. More than just the beautiful woman who finds him after his accident. And more than data and details. There is, in fact, magic.
AK Bansal - 2010
. . waiting to be heard . . . and the one who will is finally arriving!When the Edment family decides to shift in the abandoned Barcaldine house, a dicey decision soon brings them face-to-face with a lavish residency that seemed the answer to their dream house. Martha wasn't glad of the new development but agreed remorsefully for the sake of her husband and two kids. Little did they know Barcaldine was much more than it appeared.Very soon the house begins to reveal itself through gruesome memories of a gone time, strikes the inmates with its very first haunting and that too meant for the chosen one because the only person who can feel it is Mrs Martha Edment. . .
Getting Rid of Rosie
Lynda Simmons - 2009
Rosie Fisk was once Samantha Marcello's best friend-but that was before she ran off with Sam's fiancé, Michael, seven years ago. Since then Sam has found a new love, The Silver Swan, her pub. And just as it seems that time has healed all her wounds, Michael walks back into her life-and now he's a widower. With Rosie out of the picture, and unable to ignore the feelings she still has for him, Sam takes the opportunity to reconcile with Michael. But Rosie isn't about to let death stop her from keeping them apart. Her ghost has been hanging around her husband, playing on his grief and guilt-and only Sam can see her. Rosie stole Michael from her once. But this time Sam is going to exorcise her once and for all...
The Spirit Wood
Robert Masello - 1987
It was the call of his own blood . . . When Peter Constantine inherited a vast, remote estate, his life began to change. Free at last from money worries, Peter and his wife, Meg, could relax—and Peter could explore his new, mysterious home. From the thick woods, the winding trails, the bizarre, sensual sculpture, came a pulsing, ancient call that stirred his very soul. Then he heard the music and saw the beautiful woman who beckoned him into the wood . . . into an ancient ritual, a blood curse, a world of violent, unbridled lust. Now his wife no longer knows him. Now Peter is transformed . . . into a pagan creature, driven by the suffocating need of animal desire . . . until pleasure is not enough, and no evil is forbidden, in . . . The Spirit Wood.