Doug has grown up poor, envying what others have. When he meets wealthy Catherine, he thinks she is his ticket to all that he desires. He marries her for her wealth only to find that he covets one more thing — independence. Here is where the mystery begins. He finds something in the secret compartment of his new Corvette that will grant him this independence and will change his life and Catherine’s forever. Catherine finds escape at The Osprey Cove Lodge and finds an opportunity to rebuild her life. Everyone needs an Osprey Cove Lodge in their life. Follow the suspense, mystery, and romance of Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series.
A psychopathic killer lurks in Miami’s shadows, snatching and murdering young auburn-haired women. Strangely, they are killed without trauma and left clad in frilly prom-style dresses.
Miami’s crack homicide detective, Al Warner, is on the case, but the killer has left few clues. Why were these girls taken and then executed? Was he intent on killing redheads, or was there some other connection? And why were their bodies so carefully arranged in peaceful repose, wearing prom dresses?
Warner’s hunt for this clever psycho is stymied by a lack of evidence as he desperately searches for the latest victim. The suspense ramps up when the murderer finally makes one tiny error.
As Warner and the FBI doggedly zero in on their fleeing prey and his newest captive, the action escalates. Unlikely players are drawn into a tense, deadly game. As the stunning climax plays out, Warner is trapped in a classic Catch-22. In order to snare this lethal psycho, he must make a decision that may haunt him forever.
This series of murder and mayhem is written in a modern noir style. Like Nick and Nora Charles from “The Thin Man” series, Dick and Dora Zimmerman from “The Senior Sleuths,” solve crimes, especially murders.” Dick and Dora Zimmerman, along with Zero the Bookie (fashioned after the authors father) and a fascinating cast of other characters, strive for justice.
Our history and experiences can define us, inspire our actions and as writers impact our words and stories. Mine most definitely has, my father was a small-time gangster. Really.
“This series is the senior version of Nick and Nora Charles, with a humorous touch, a splash of noir, cracker-jack sleuthing, unusual, captivating characters, and fascinating mysteries.” —Marilyn Meredith
Author of the “Deputy Tempe Crabtree Mysteries
Akira Hamada, a beautiful Japanese geisha, failed at killing Kaito Mitsui two years ago—the same yakuza gang leader who destroyed her lover and forced her to become an assassin. Now, with his sister’s murderer traveling to the Caribbean on a cruise ship, Akira has ten days at sea to identify her target and complete her assignment as her penance, or face her own death.
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NEW RELEASE by Top 100 Amazon Author ~ LIMITED TIME Price of $.99 Through February 28th ~ Kindle Unlimited ~ [Mature Subject Matter] Based on a real case, for decades divorce lawyer Gary Stockton sexually harasses, subjugates, and abuses his “special” female clients. To him, they are the perks of his practice. After his legal bills drain their money, the quid pro quo for his continued work becomes their bodies. Over the years, Stockton’s criminal depravity finally escalates to murder—his new craving. A pillar of the community, this rogue divorce lawyer goes unimpeded until a new client Eliana Thurston walks into his office—his lair. [Also buy Lethal Lawyers—Top 100 Amazon Legal Thriller for a year and other books] ENJOY VIDEO BOOK TRAILERS on Amazon Author’s Page or Author’s You Tube Channel Dale E. Manolakas or Author’s Website
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Four monumental hurricanes ravage the Florida coast as an equally tempestuous family drama brews. In spite of his parents’ best efforts, Carter Manning’s personal life spirals into an abyss of depression. His increasingly acerbic sense of humor seems to be wrecking a much hated career in car sales. Since the death of beloved his fiancée, Jennifer Ann, Carter’s life hardly seems worth living anymore.
Constant and unreasonable demands for money and attention from his manipulative ex-wife, Lindsey, don’t help matters. Jack, her useless but seemingly perfect boy toy, provides even more aggravation. Among the many gray clouds in Carter’s life, his headstrong daughter, Ashley, stands as his one ray of sunshine. Not even Lindsey’s dictatorial parenting style and attempts at keeping them apart, can break the powerful bond between the broken father and his rebellious child.
Carter’s ex-wife threatens everything he holds dear when her tense relationship with their daughter falls apart. He travels across states to make things right, only to face an even greater threat. Away from his ordinary suburban life in Michigan, Carter faces torrential rains, alluring women, and threats from the past and present. Will he be able to face his inner demons, and save his daughter from a looming unseen threat before it’s too late?
Dark secrets will be revealed as winds and passions rage towards a deadly climax. Geoffrey Moehl II’s thrilling supernatural follow-up to Florida Heat is a story about the power of family, and a true love that endures beyond the grave.
In 1961 the mob still ruled Hot Springs, Arkansas and had Sheriff Bates under their thumb. When babies are being kidnapped in nearby Pine Hollow, Bates has to put this case to bed before the bosses come down from Chicago. They don’t need the heat of a major investigation that could involve the feds.
Who is taking the babies? Is the current case connected to the disappearance of babies 25 years ago?
In a desperate move to solve the case before the FBI has to be called in, Bates decides to arrest Leslie Richards, the new woman in town, even though there is only thin circumstantial evidence against her. Better for it to be a stranger taking those babies and not one of their own.
Leslie has left New York with her ten-year-old daughter, Mandy, hoping to escape from the secrets of her past and the ruins of a relationship, only to discover that there is little peace for her in Pine Hollow, Arkansas.
“The Wait is over Mystery Readers as it’s Raining Murder in Seattle”…New Release by Kim Carter
Detective Jose Ramirez and the Sierra Hills Police Department are scrambling for leads on a killer who has already struck five times, each time leaving his signature trademark: large butcher knives piercing the abdomens of his young female victims.
Profiling the killer is proving to be difficult, and Detective Ramirez knows that it’s only a matter of time before their perpetrator strikes again.
As if Ramirez isn’t frustrated enough, to his dismay, he is assigned a partner. Officer Daniel Chatham, a handsome, young man, fresh out of grad school, has pulled some strings to join the division and becomes Ramirez’s, right-hand man. The lead detective’s anger slowly begins to dissipate as he discovers the book smart kid can be quite the asset.
With Ramirez’s experience, Chatham’s sharp mind and quick thinking, and the insight of Erin Sommers, a beautiful, young journalist, the three make a powerful team gaining on their criminal.
It’s raining… it’s pouring, and a killer is on the loose in the rainy Sierra Hills of Washington State. No one is who they seem, and the plot thickens with every turn. You’ll never guess the ending of this enigmatic tale.
Another thrilling page-turner!
When the founder of a young nanotechnology startup company in Merida turns up floating face down in the mangroves on Yucatan’s north coast and the company’s revolutionary agriculture product prototype is discovered missing, Inspector Marco Nayal of Mexico’s Federal Police finds himself entangled in a deepening murder mystery where nothing is as it seems.
As body count and suspense build and lead after lead takes him down one empty trail after the other, Marco finds himself up against the Comisario, his results hungry and politically sensitive boss, a hostile US company, a Guatemalan Kaibil Special Forces deserter and an unidentified, mysterious and lethal third party.
Secretly straddling two cultures, Marco is connected with the wayib, the dreaming place, the hidden world of the Mayan shamans and Sak Balam, his spirit guide, through rituals and insights taught him by his shaman father and his old ah’men mentor, the elusive Don José.
Wondering why somebody kills this many people over rice and beans, Marco suddenly realizes that the prototype is not what they are told. But when he discovers the terrifying truth, Marco must battle foreign assassins and a nano-tech weapon with a deadly payload in the fight of his life.
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Donna Rand has had it up to here with the late-night banging from the apartment upstairs. She needs her rest; in her job as assignment editor at Boston’s top TV news department, Donna is orchestrating coverage of the most lurid crime spree to hit New England since the Boston Strangler: the Packing Crate Killer case. Thanks to her noisy neighbor she finds herself enmeshed in a story that could cost her far more than a few sleepless nights. If she’s not careful, she’ll become part of the story; dismembered and neatly packaged in a wooden crate like all the other victims.