Life is good indeed, especially if you’re a thirty-something expatriate living in an area of Provence where people would kill to live. And do! When Maggie’s new best friend is arrested for murder Maggie is determined to find the real culprit. Trouble is, there are a few roadblocks in her way, like an old friend on the verge of divorce who’s chosen Maggie’s house to have her nervous breakdown in and an ex-boyfriend who has the power to make Maggie’s life miserable. And the killer is as warped and determined as any Maggie has encountered in her four years living in France.
“My name is Jules Hooker. I have lived through a few crappy moments in my life—and with a name like Hooker, you can just imagine—but nothing, nothing, compares to the two intensely and world-shatteringly crappy things that happened to me this last June.
Three, I guess, if you count Gilbert.
After my ex-boyfriend dumped me on the day I thought he was going to propose, I’d have to say the other two really bad things that happened last June would have to be the dead body I discovered in the rental house in France where I went to get over being dumped, and lastly—and very possibly I should have led with this—the dirty bomb that exploded over the Riviera throwing me and everyone else in France back to the 1950s.
Oh. And did I mention I’m more or less stuck here now?”
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Pianist in a Bordello
What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth?
Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.
And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.
He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas—three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.
Are voters really ready for the whole truth?
Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.
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To what lengths would you go to recover a stolen masterpiece? Scotland Yard’s Arts and Antiques Inspector Esther Brookstone goes the extra mile. She and paramour/sidekick Bastiann van Coevorden, an Interpol agent, set out to outwit the dealers of stolen art and recover “An Angel with Titus’ Features,” a Rembrandt painting stolen by the Nazis in World War Two. Their efforts lead to much more, as they uncover an international conspiracy that threatens Europe. During their dangerous adventures, their relationship solidifies and becomes a full-blown romance.
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When Garry’s mother dies, he’s devastated. It’s not only her death but her last words to him. This causes him to embark on a search to uncover the truth. What follows is a dangerous journey. A journey full of unforeseen pitfalls, which could ultimately put both his life and the lives of his whole family in jeopardy. Free 9 June 2017 – 13 June 2017
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Cameron Woods, a Scottish Veterinarian working in Australia, returns to his homeland to attend the World Small Animal Veterinary Conference in Edinburgh. He looks forward to catching up with old friends from university days. Damien Corrigan, a good friend for thirty years and owner of a renowned small animal veterinary practice in Liverpool, has committed suicide since Cameron’s last visit home.
When Cameron meets Damien’s wife Lydia, at the opening night of the conference, they discuss his friend’s premature death. He discovers a dark world. Damien had ludicrous money problems. He had been trying to cope with blackmail, the rape of his wife, and a daughter who had turned to prostitution to feed a drug habit.
Months before his death, Damien had sold his practice to “Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospitals” – NAVHs- a corporate veterinary group owned by Harry Ainsley and Randal Hollingsworth. Both Harry and Randal graduated from vet school in the same year as Cameron and Damien. Harry Ainsley is now loved by the masses but hated by his peers. Randal has lost the plot and left his wife of twenty-six years , the beautiful Shona. He is now shacked up with the stunning, but icily cold, Belinda – NAVH’s financial manager. NAVHs are a major sponsor at the conference.
Cameron soon discovers that both Harry and Randal have abandoned any ethics or morals that they ever possessed and that the NAVHs empire is built on manipulation and blackmail.
Shona Hollingsworth is a beautiful spurned woman – keen to rekindle her friendship with Cameron – especially as he has left his wife back in Australia.
As Cameron delves into Damien Corrigan’s business dealings with NAVHs he is suddenly engulfed in a world of blackmail, drugs, sex and murder.
The pace is frenetic. The climax will leave you stunned.
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Becky Kincaid ventures out in the middle of a snowstorm to buy a car seat for her unborn baby and never makes it home. When a second pregnant woman disappears, Marissa Rooney and the team at the Holt Foundation fear a sinister motive lurks behind the crimes.
Lead investigator, Seth Crawford, desperately searches for the thread that binds the two cases together, knowing that if he fails, another woman will soon be gone. While Seth searches for clues, a madman has Marissa in his sights and she carries a secret that could tear her whole world apart.
Can Seth stop the killer before he reaps his…Dark Harvest
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Blind River is free from June 3rd to June 7th! Get it now!
Inspired by the captivating crime stories you love such as Mystic River and Gone Girl, Ben Follows’s debut novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking, thrill-ride about the disappearances of four young women in the fragile town of Blind River.
Curtis Mackley left Blind River the moment he turned eighteen, fleeing to Manhattan to follow his dream of being an FBI agent. Fourteen years later, he’s a respected member of the Bureau, married to the woman of his dreams, and soon to be a father. He’s inches away from everything he ever wanted.
Then he and his partner, Frankie Lassiter, are sent to Blind River to investigate the disappearances of four young women, and Curtis’s visceral hatred for the town are the least of their problems.
There are almost no clues, the chief is out of ideas, a reporter is exploiting the disappearances to further her own career, and the prison looming over the treetops is a constant reminder of the criminals who ruled Blind River during Curtis’s childhood.
When Sam Marino, the man who plunged Blind River into darkness once before, escapes from prison, Curtis and Frankie find themselves in a battle for the soul of Blind River itself.
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“He could only hope he’d get out of here in one piece.”
Hunt across Sweden
To come to terms with his recent divorce, Martin, an attorney in Berlin, plans a peaceful vacation – two weeks in a Swedish summer house seem to be the solution. It won’t be peaceful, however, and those two weeks will change his entire life. He takes a liking to Liv, a Swedish woman whom he meets in the neighbourhood. Unfortunately, they don’t get to have their first date – Liv disappears under mysterious circumstances. Martin begins his search but soon realises he can’t find Liv in a foreign country by himself. He hires two private investigators, and their discoveries make everything seem even stranger.
The complexities in this suspenseful criminal case lead to a hunt across Sweden. Martin comes close to finding answers, but his search lands him in very real danger, eventually leading to the first deaths. Soon he’s wondering if he can get Liv and himself out of this situation alive.
Jules Hooker is doing her best to adjust to the new normal of a world without electricity, electronics, cars or the chance to return home. Stranded in the charming but provincial village of Chabanel wasn’t terrible until Jules discovers Aix-en-Provence and decides that the big city lights—even when they’ve gone out in the apocalypse—are much preferable to the countryside.
Of course with a big city comes big city crimes and when a fellow American is accused of murdering a popular pastry chef in Aix, Jules knows she has to help. Unfortunately tracking a dangerous killer when you don’t know the language—or the French people themselves—soon has Jules bumbling into one dangerous situation after another.
“A private investigator, a mysterious hitchhiker, dancers, gangsters, a mysterious bag …and twists and turns that will have the reader unable to put it down, Missing Mona…has it all.” — San Francisco Book Review (5 stars)
As Tommy looks squarely at his next decade his smartphone convinces him the time is ripe for a change. So he hits the road.
He immediately meets a damsel in distress named Mona. She persuades him that the bright lights and dark clubs of Chicago might be his kind of town. So on a summer Saturday night they settle into a fancy hotel.
On Sunday…Mona disappears.
After truth and lies are stirred like a blue martini, being assaulted, and witnessing a shooting that drowns a Ferrari–Tommy is desperate to help Mona.
If he can find her.
“This engaging and romantic story is packed with action and intrigue.” — Foreword Reviews
“Klingler presents his craftiest yarn to date, summoning the pulpy spirits of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.” –Kirkus Reviews