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On a Midnight Clear

The lives of a private investigator and a young girl are forever bound following a horrific Christmas Eve crime.

2017-08-21T21:59:04+00:00 Mystery/Thriller|0 Comments

Devil’s Diary: The Coming

Where Do You Fall in the War of Good Vs. Evil?
In the current world plagued by war and civil unrest, the divine arrival of the Son of Man restores hope to mankind. Like most others, Oniva Mering is not prepared to face judgment, or the violent threat of an ancient secret society. Left in the company of her smooth and streetwise high school friend, Oniva must bear witness to the most catastrophic turn of events humanity has ever experienced. The stage has been set. Sides are being chosen. Angels and their worst enemies prepare for The Coming. Are You Ready?

Each reader will face their own internal journey as they are enticed to look inside themselves, and realize where they stand in the battle of Good versus Evil. We are all a part of the book of life. But what if there was another book. . .The Devil’s Dairy.

Betrayal of Faith

Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around, that is, until…

When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by their new parish priest, she is determined to hold the priest and the church accountable. Jennifer retains Zachary Blake as her attorney and the two file a difficult lawsuit. The challenges have only begun, however, as their efforts are obstructed by The Coalition, a secret church organization convened to stage elaborate cover-ups on behalf of clergymen and church officials. Everyone’s faith is put into question and the law becomes a mystery in the trial of the century. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer, or will the Church and its mysterious leader prevail?
Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around, that is, until…

When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by their new parish priest, she is determined to hold the priest and the church accountable. Jennifer retains Zachary Blake as her attorney and the two file a difficult lawsuit. The challenges have only begun, however, as their efforts are obstructed by The Coalition, a secret church organization convened to stage elaborate cover-ups on behalf of clergymen and church officials. Everyone’s faith is put into question and the law becomes a mystery in the trial of the century. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer, or will the Church and its mysterious leader prevail?
Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around, that is, until…

When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by their new parish priest, she is determined to hold the priest and the church accountable. Jennifer retains Zachary Blake as her attorney and the two file a difficult lawsuit. The challenges have only begun, however, as their efforts are obstructed by The Coalition, a secret church organization convened to stage elaborate cover-ups on behalf of clergymen and church officials. Everyone’s faith is put into question and the law becomes a mystery in the trial of the century. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer, or will the Church and its mysterious leader prevail?
Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around, that is, until…

When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by their new parish priest, she is determined to hold the priest and the church accountable. Jennifer retains Zachary Blake as her attorney and the two file a difficult lawsuit. The challenges have only begun, however, as their efforts are obstructed by The Coalition, a secret church organization convened to stage elaborate cover-ups on behalf of clergymen and church officials. Everyone’s faith is put into question and the law becomes a mystery in the trial of the century. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer, or will the Church and its mysterious leader prevail?
When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by a parish priest, she retains Zachary Blake, a down-on-his-luck attorney, and the two prepare for the trial of the century.
Their efforts are obstructed by a secret church organization who will stop at nothing to stage elaborate cover-ups. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer?
When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to predatory behavior by a parish priest, she retains Zachary Blake, a down-on-his-luck attorney, and the two prepare for the trial of the century.
Their efforts are obstructed by a secret church organization who will stop at nothing to stage elaborate cover-ups. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer?
When Jennifer Tracey’s sons fall prey to abuse by a parish priest, she retains Zachary Blake, a down-on-his-luck attorney. As the two prepare for the trial of the century, their efforts are obstructed by a church organization determine to keep things quiet. Will Blake resurrect his troubled career and obtain justice for Jennifer?

  • : Mark M. Bello
  • : iUniverse
  • : 11/16/16
  • : 1532006276
  • : 978-1532006272
  • : B01N4G9X80
  • : https://youtu.be/_G0VyhxBo1s
  • : info@markmbello.com
  • : 8GrandPublications
  • : https://www.markmbello.com/

The Butcher’s Bill

In Iraq, a shipment of $9 billion in cash goes missing. Each effort to find it ends in death. In Southern California, a mercenary’s murder, a severed head, and a bloody hand-written message spark a massive manhunt.

The man connecting these two events is William Butcher, aka The Butcher. Those who stole the money want him dead. The cops want him for murder. Butcher’s only hope is his former NCIS colleague and closest friend, Linus Schag.

Torn between loyalties, Schag walks the thin line between doing his job or betraying his friend. Working from opposite ends, Schag and Butcher peel back the layers of conspiracy, revealing a criminal enterprise reaching into the highest levels of government.

Ripped from today’s headlines, the plot of The Butcher’s Bill ranges from the California mountains to the waters of the Pacific, and will keep readers on edge until its final, explosive climax.

2017-08-21T21:30:07+00:00 Mystery/Thriller|0 Comments

Deadly Proof

Riveting New Series Offers Legal Suspense with a Romantic Twist

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.

Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.

Fatal Trust

Riveting Legal Suspense from Lawyer Todd M. Johnson

Ian Wells is a young criminal defense attorney struggling to build a Minneapolis law practice he inherited from his father while caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s. Nearly at the breaking point, everything changes for Ian when a new client offers a simple case: determine whether three men qualify for over nine million dollars of trust funds. To qualify, none can have been involved in criminal activity for the past twenty years. Ian’s fee for a week’s work: the unbelievable sum of two hundred thousand dollars.

Ian warily accepts the job–but is quickly dragged deep into a mystery linking the trust with a decades-old criminal enterprise and the greatest unsolved art theft in Minnesota history. As stolen money from the art theft surfaces, Ian finds himself the target of a criminal investigation by Brook Daniels, a prosecutor who is also his closest law school friend. He realizes too late that this simple investigation has spun out of control and now threatens his career, his future, and his life.

  • : Todd M. Johnson
  • : Bethany House Publishers
  • : 08/01/2017
  • : 0764212354
  • : 978-0764212352
  • : B01N298OJ4
  • : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U73WmTkxjPs
  • : brittany.higdon@bethanyhouse.com
  • : Bethany House Publishers

The Last Refuge

Iraq, 1991:Operation Desert Storm. In a terrible friendly fire incident, a U.S. helicopter massacres a small convoy of American MPs. Among the dead: a mysterious American civilian engineer discovered by the soldiers behind enemy lines.

San Diego, CA, 1993: A freelance journalist is hired to research a story about a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead engineer’s widow against the government and the defense contractor which employed him But the government insists there is no lawsuit, and the contractor claims the engineer did not work for them. And someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Peter Brandt, the war-scarred journalist from Empty Places, returns in this story of greed, betrayal, and government secrets. With federal agents, foreign spies,and shady covert operatives standing in his way, Peter discovers patriotism is often the last refuge for those whose motives are far from patriotic. Can Peter expose the truth without becoming another victim of the wartime tragedy?

“…a first class performance from a writer at the very top of his game…” (SHOTS Magazine)

DUTY: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond

A collection of previously published and new short stories by author Martin Roy Hill. In the title story, “Duty,” a Cold War soldier faces the prospect of starting WWIII. In “Something Far Away,” a former Coastguardsman must face his ghosts from the past. A Navy investigator faces a different kind of ghost aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier in “Destroyer Turns.” “Brandenberg’s Diaries” tells the story of a retired spy’s last mission during Glasnost. A group of soldiers faces the curse of war over several generations in “The Stragglers.” And in “The Use of Innocence,” a Vietnam vet contemplates a younger generation eager for another war.

“Hill’s writing is sparse but packs so much into each tale that you leave one story satisfied yet eager to dive into the next one. They are that good.” (Reader’s Favorite)

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 08/13/12
  • : 1478207248
  • : 978-1478207245
  • : B008XC1P0Q
  • : https://youtu.be/nCGnXBmk1ik
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Martin Roy Hill

Empty Places

He warned her. People die in lonely and empty places. But she didn’t listen.

Peter Brandt is a war-scarred news service reporter who has seen more than he can bear to remember. Returning to the States, he discovers his former wife, TV reporter Robin Anderson, brutally murdered and the local cops doing nothing to find her killer. Driven by guilt and regret over his failed marriage, Peter sets out with an old friend, retired cop Matt Banyon, to find Robin’s killer. Following clues she left behind, Peter and Matt unearth a shadowy world of sex, drugs, political corruption, and a wealthy Cuban freedom fighter with a suspicious past. Peter and Matt soon become the hunted, and Peter must finally face his own demons – and death in a dark and empty place.

“A powerful and memorable thriller…” (Book Viral)

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 10/11/13
  • : 1484058380
  • : 978-1484058381
  • : B00FUAPAH8
  • : https://youtu.be/73EdPQ_d63w
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Tanya Watt

The Killing Depths

A sub. A secret mission. And a serial killer.
Tom Clancy meets the Green River Killer

A killer lurks beneath the waves of the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Encinitas, the first attack submarine crewed by both men and women, stalks the Crescent Moon, a renegade Iranian sub armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But another predator hides aboard the American sub, a murderer who has already left a trail of dead women behind on shore. While the crew of the Encinitas plays a deadly game of hide-and-seek with the Crescent Moon, NCIS investigator Linus Schag must discover the killer’s identity before his – or her – blood lust leads to the submarine’s total destruction.

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 11/24/12
  • : 1480042633
  • : 978-1480042636
  • : B00ACTKN0G
  • : https://youtu.be/EsCZHbrsiyg
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Martin Roy Hill

Child of Paradise (Listen to your Dreams)

Life takes an unexpected turn when Tia meets the boy whom she secretly had a crush on all through her school years. Not only does Ron steal her heart but he seems equally besotted in a true blue sense of the word. Tia’s friends who had always known about her infatuation are more than thrilled as Ron is absolutely a girl’s dream come true – a stunner with a heart of gold.
Everything seemed just so perfect and it looked like the universe finally heard her wishes…if not for one person who didn’t want her to be with Ron. And it was none other than the person Tia loved most in the world – Rianna, her sister. The bizzare part of it all was that Rianna was no longer alive! Tia was continuously haunted by dreams of her sister who kept warning her off Ron.
Her sister’s case being closed off by the police as suicide was something that had left Tia deeply perturbed even years after her passing away. As Tia follows her instincts and tries to solve the mystery surrounding her sister’s death she comes up with evidence that might just open up a can of worms and shatter her whole family.
Will she be able to fulfil her sister’s last wish? Will she make the right choice between love and justice? This story is a journey of corporate ambition, greed, lust and betrayal. A paranormal crime novel that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and family drama while at the same time leave you twitching to unearth the mystery of a death, unresolved.

2017-05-15T21:25:23+00:00 Mystery/Thriller|0 Comments

The Wrath

A monster lurks in the storm.

In the mid 1800’s, a family takes refuge in an abandoned cabin deep in the woods as they travel south through the Canadian wilderness in search of a warmer life. Having lost their way, snowed in by a heavy storm and long out of food, a dark fever spreads among them.

The father, William, sinks to desperate measures in his effort to acquire meat and stay headstrong to his plan. The only one seeing through his madness is his superstitious daughter, Caitland. Her only possession is a book that has filled her head with tales of the supernatural powers of the forest.

Powers that seem to be growing all too real… and becoming hell bent on making sure the family doesn’t get through the storm alive.

Bernice Rathe

Revenge best served cold. Deep, dark, state secrets send Bernice on a journey like no other. Deemed a music child prodigy and becoming one of the youngest prosecutors in the nation, Bernice Rathe is undoubtedly a high achiever and accomplished person, who had to overcome many barriers to achieve her success. Bernice’s ambition and desire to fight for justice led her to apply for a top secret government job. A perfect candidate for the job, Bernice’s vetting process went smoothly until one day the process stalled and eventually her life derailed. Instead of working for the government in fighting for justice, she became a target for rogue government elements. Desperate to prove her innocence and uncover the truth, Bernice is discredited and falsely pegged as bipolar and paranoid delusional as well as a terrorist, among other lies and deception. But, why? Bernice sets out to find the truth about why she has been discredited and targeted for death by these rogue elements. She faces the biggest challenges of her life. However, the secrets she finds will shock and rock the nation and world. Bea Giovanni weaves mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy into this thriller novel. She leaves no stone unturned. There is something for everyone in this fictional novel.

  • : Bea Giovanni
  • : Multi-Delusional Media
  • : 12/14/2016
  • : 0989756505
  • : 978-0989756501
  • : B01N7HGTY9
  • : https://vimeo.com/198442111
  • : m-dmedia@yandex.com
  • : Bea Giovanni/Multi-Delusional Media
  • : http://www.bernicerathethebook.com/

Vector | Tradecraft: Phase Zero

Agent Lee Jansen and Dr. Emma Hess are on the verge of discovering exactly what kind of weapon Dr. Jawad Khattib was working on before his untimely death—and some very powerful people will do anything to stop them. Will they uncover the truth before it’s too late?

  • : Michael Shusko
  • : 11/09/2016
  • : 1-53726-175-4
  • : 978-1-53726-175-1
  • : https://vimeo.com/213590956
  • : info@michaelshusko.com
  • : n/a

Half Bad

In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?

In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.

  • : Sally Green
  • : Penguin Teen
  • : 03/04/2014
  • : 0670016780
  • : B00DGZKJ8O
  • : https://vimeo.com/87531472
  • : cushmanovich@gmail.com
  • : Film 14
  • : http://www.film-14.com

Size Zero: A Crime Novel

Condom dresses, space helmets, and vegetable coats have debuted on fashion runways—now a dead body is the trend.

Filleted and stitched into a gruesome skin coat, a corpse worn by an anorexic model saunters down fashion’s biggest stage. The remains are identified as Annabelle Leigh, the teenager who mysteriously disappeared over a decade ago from her boyfriend’s New York City mansion.

After years of seeking the truth, new evidence puts golden boy Cecil LeClaire at the center of the crime. He teams up with Ava Germaine, a beautiful and badass ex-con with a knack for breaking codes. Together they investigate the depraved and lawless modeling industry behind Cecil’s family fortune.

Model agencies promise the American Dream, but what secrets hide behind those emaciated scowls?

In high fashion modeling, selling bodies is organized crime

2017-04-18T18:33:23+00:00 Mystery/Thriller|0 Comments

The Dante Deception

Natalie Brandon knows a 700-year-old Dante manuscript up for auction is a fake, but no one believes her because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. To help stop the auction, she turns to her sister Beth, a history professor. But Christof, the forger, can’t let them succeed. He needs money from the sale to avenge the death of his true love at the hands of a Russian mobster. To silence Natalie and Beth, he enlists the help of a British baron and a fledgling bureau of spies. But Christof’s allies have their own agenda, and as his quest for vengeance spirals out of control, he targets Natalie as the cause of everything that’s gone wrong. Can Natalie stay alive long enough to stop Christof and prove she’s right about the forgery?

  • : Jenni Wiltz
  • : Decanter Press
  • : 08/29/2016
  • : 1-942348-05-3
  • : 978-1-942348-05-4
  • : B01L8DY2EC
  • : https://youtu.be/4sySA4eCvE4
  • : jenni.wiltz@gmail.com
  • : Jenni Wiltz
  • : http://jenniwiltz.com
2017-04-14T22:51:10+00:00 Mystery/Thriller, Staff Pick|0 Comments

Threads of Suspicion

Will her latest cold case unravel before justice is served?

Evie Blackwell’s reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor’s Missing Persons Task Force. With so much public fanfare surrounding the launch of this elite investigative team, the political stakes are high, and the team will have to produce results–and quickly.

Evie and her new partner, David Marshal, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago, and while both involve persons now missing for several years, the cases couldn’t be more different. As Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighborhood over the disappearance of a college student, David searches for a private investigator whose last case involved a high-powered client.

With a deep conviction that “justice for all” truly matters, Evie and David are unrelenting in their search for the truth. But the questions that lie just beneath the surface in Evie’s personal life are also begging for answers.

  • : Dee Henderson
  • : Bethany House Publishers
  • : 05/02/2017
  • : 9780764219979
  • : 978-0764219979
  • : B01N298TPK
  • : https://youtu.be/MWOVyrc4j8U
  • : brittany.higdon@bethanyhouse.com
  • : Bethany House Publishers