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About The Gay Detective:
The premier of Nick Scott’s TV talk show, The Gay Detective, appears to be a big hit until his first guest ends up murdered. Nick, also a gay detective with the Chicago Police Department, and his older, straight partner Detective Norm Malone hunt this heinous serial killer tagged The Reaper. This odd couple encounters both personal and professional conflict as this suspenseful noir thriller races to a surprise conclusion that leaves Nick and Norm battling for their lives.
“Readers will smile (and shiver) right to the end.”-Kirkus Reviews
“…not just geared for a homosexual audience.–Reader Views
“…loved this book”–MJ Magazine
” …truly a new voice in the genre.”-Word for Word Services
“…has heart and humor tied up in a neat and well-written little package, and it’s most highly recommended.”-Readers Favorite
About Happy Homicides: 13 Cozy Holiday Mysteries:
A huge collection of heartwarming, brain-puzzling, and character-driven traditional mysteries that’ll keep you entertained for hours. (At 213,000 words, this is 627 pages of reading material!) Plus, you can email to get a FREE Bonus File with recipes and holiday craft ideas. Celebrate the holidays with stories by these thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors.
About Family Matters:
Think your family’s dysfunctional? Meet Gracie Andersen’s and the peaceful farming community of Deer Creek. Gracie has her hands full–a new business and trying to get her life on track after the loss of her husband and unborn child. When an odd gift from her troubled uncle thrusts her into an investigation of a cousin’s tragic death 20 years ago, Gracie meets with opposition from family and friends. What really happened that rainy, October night when her cousin was killed by a hit-and-run driver? As pieces of the truth are wrenched from the past, her new business, Milky Way Kennels teeters on the edge of disaster. And then death strikes again. Someone is determined Gracie won’t find the truth. With Haley, her black Labrador by her side, Gracie doggedly pursues the trail of clues to unravel the mystery of her cousin Charlotte’s untimely death.
A TALE OF MURDER, MADNESS AND POLITICAL INTRIGUE . . .
Spring of 2003. After spending eleven months at the Vandenberg Psychiatric Hospital of Massachusetts, Josh Ingram, once a decorated FBI profiler is released back into society.
Present day. While out learning to noodle for catfish in the Louisiana Bayou, Ingram gets notice the FBI is looking for him. O’Henry, a serial killer who once plagued New York City, has resurfaced.
Recently promoted (against the wishes of her new boss) to head an FBI Special Crimes Unit in Lower East Side Manhattan, Rachael Tanner, driven, focused and willful, is given the O’Henry file.
Ingram has no way of knowing his journey will put his closest of friends in harm’s way, forcing him to confront his innermost fear. All while O’Henry has set the wheels in motion to satisfy his all-consuming fixation…
About Deadly Dating Games:
Innocent “critiquing” at a local book club soon turns into something menacing – blackmail and murder – and several of the women are unwilling participants, unable to get out from under the web of deceit and sinister plans. Good friends Julianna and Bess find themselves too deep in the crime spree to go to the police and they end up running for their lives.
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite:
Deadly Dating Games is a romantic thriller written by Joanie Chevalier. Julianna is determined to get back in the dating game. She’s been out of college for a few years now and has gotten over her husband walking out on her, and taking her savings to boot. That’s why she’s on her way to a Reading Club meeting she heard about online. The first book they’ll be reading is about dating, and Julianna loves to read, so it seemed perfect. The hostess, Traci, lives in a grand house in a great neighborhood in San Francisco, and she ushers Julianna into the living room where women are gathered and socializing. Traci seems open and friendly, and Alyssa, a slightly older but very sexy blonde, is a bit overwhelming, but Julianna feels an instant affinity for Bess, an irreverent and funny woman with a penchant for straight vodka. Julianna and Bess soon find themselves unwitting participants in a dark, criminal enterprise.
Deadly Dating Games, is fast-paced and filled with suspense. The book is set in San Francisco and the Bay Area, and the reader gets to experience some of the unspoiled natural beauty of the area through Julianna’s eyes. Chevalier’s characters are well-defined and realistic, especially Julianna, Bess, Judy and Aaron. There’s a psychological thriller aspect to this tale that helps create and sustain the suspense as the reader’s frame of reference is that of the somewhat naive Julianna, who is simply seeking romance and finds herself drawn into something sinister and scary. Her burgeoning romance with Aaron keeps the darkness from totally overwhelming both Julianna and the reader. Deadly Dating Games is intriguing and very enjoyable.
About Show Up Dead:
When people call her a control freak, Peri Milano takes it as a compliment. As the preferred go-to special assistant to Philadelphia’s rich and almost famous, having everything under control is part of her job description. With the organizational skills of a data processing program, the discretion of the CIA, and the creativity of an Ikea research and design engineer, Peri fulfills whatever whim her customers fancy and finds whatever methods needed for their madness.
Never has she received a request she couldn’t complete nor a problem she couldn’t solve.
So when Mr. Wooley asked her to plan a funeral-themed coming-out party to say farewell to his “old” self, Peri has it under control. When he actually shows up dead, she’s still got it under control.
But as the murder investigation swirls around her and another client receives blackmail letters, her grip on the world starts to loosen. And when her son winds up in the hospital, her cousin winds up on the missing person’s list, and she winds up being responsible for an orphaned, adult soap-star wannabe, Peri’s not sure she wants to be in control of anything ever again.
But someone needs to figure it all out. And since she’s so good at it, what other choice does she have but to save everyone in her little corner of the world?
Hopefully she’ll have time to save herself.
About The Enemy We Know:
Psychotherapist Letty Whittaker, a professional secret keeper, has a secret of her own. When one of her clients slips free from an abusive boyfriend, Letty becomes the target of his violent rage. Wayne invades Letty’s life, slithering his way past the barriers erected between her personal and professional lives, leaving gifts of dead rats, mutilated dolls, and freaky Shakespearian sonnets. Worst of all, Wayne uncovers Letty’s deepest shame, infiltrating her AA group and threatening to expose her to the state licensing board.
And then–good news–Wayne is murdered. The bad news? The police suspect Letty. Worse yet, the sonnets and bloody souvenirs keep coming. Someone else has been watching Letty. Someone eager to drop bodies at her feet like a cat offering dead mole trophies to his mistress.
Someone willing to kill again.
Johanna Parks is a 30 something woman who has suffered from night terrors her entire life and struggles to form lasting relationships. From visions of death as they happen to ghostly visitors in the middle of the night, Jo must discern the difference between reality and something potentially beyond our realm. Trying desperately to function in a world that marches to a different time clock, Jo’s life begins to spiral out of control.
About Money Power and Poison:
Romantic suspense, Money Power and Poison
5 STAR REVIEW By Mimi Barbour – New York Times and USA Today Best-selling Author
Business owner, Kathryn Carlyle, has a tremendous shock when billionaire software developer Connor Harrison drops dead at the party she’s catered. The police consider her a “person of interest.” In other words, they tell her in no uncertain terms – don’t leave town. It’s the last thing they say when they drop her off after interrogating her for hours. Then if the day isn’t bad enough, some wacko in a truck almost runs her over and doesn’t bother to stick around to see if she survives. Holt Rand, an out-of-work reporter sent by her uncle, arrives on the scene and rescues her. From this point on her life spirals out of control and getting the story is what keeps her only friend close …has it all. Fast-paced, plot-driven conflicts and characters that you can’t tear yourself away lift it from an ordinary story to a darn good read.