A decades-old murder victim sends senior sleuths Cat Caliban and Moses Fogg on a hunt for a missing heiress, a former show jumper and race car driver. But once they find her, they are still in the dark and must search her past to give the nameless victim a name and seek justice. Ruth Giles of NetGalley calls it “a tumultuous, often madcap, adventure” and Nonstop Reader Annie Buchanan pronounces it “tone perfect, very entertaining.”
In spite of having to recover from serious injuries from her fall down a cliff, Josiah Reynolds is back to sleuthing. This time her friend, Irene Meckler, asks Josiah to investigate the death of her nephew which was ruled accidental. Irene has her doubts.
Along with her best friend Matt and Jake Dosh, a physician assistant hired by Josiah’s daughter, Josiah again makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in the mysterious world of antebellum homes, bourbon, and Thoroughbred racing of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region.
Will Josiah discover the real reason for the death of her friend’s nephew? As Josiah fights for her recovery, she fights for the truth regarding a youth and the secret as how he died. In a land where secrets are buried deep in the earth, Josiah searches in a land that doesn’t let go of its past easily. The past never dies in Kentucky – the dark and bloody ground.
After powerful investors lose big, investigating a financial advisor’s murder won’t be child’s play for a strained detective.
DI Knox’s Edinburgh team are busy dealing with a series of violent rapes when a man is found murdered on a residential street.
The detective splits the under-resourced team and follows up the murder himself, quickly establishing that there is no shortage of individuals who would have wanted the man dead.
The victim had secured private investments for NewTech, a video games company that fell foul of copyright law. A lot of serious people lost serious money.
Whilst Knox treads on eggshells and traces the finances, the rest of the team led by his real life partner, DC Yvonne Mason, focus on the rape.
They zone in on the perpetrator, but cornered and desperate, their quarry won’t go without a fight.
Ready for a quiet life, yet battered from all sides, will this be one blow too many for Knox?
NOUGHTS AND CROSSES is the fourth standalone murder mystery by Robert McNeill in the DI Jack Knox series set in Edinburgh.
The full list of books is as follows:
1. THE INNOCENT AND THE DEAD
2. MURDER AT FLOOD TIDE
3. DEAD OF NIGHT
4. NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
5. A VIEW TO MURDER
6. CONFESSION TO MURDER
All of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback from Amazon.
A rebellious, yet heartwarming ghost story about a spirit boy enters the lives of a mother and her young son following the discovery of a photograph within the pages of a book found at a local village market. The indomitable entity wreaks fear and uncertainty in its quest to uncover an abhorrent crime.
A fortune teller is murdered in the small beach town of Rocky Bluff, California. The RBPD’s detectives, Doug Milligan and Felix Zachary have no problem identifying several suspects—all with motives and opportunity. But which one killed her? During the inviestigation, the body of one of the suspects turns up at the fortune teller’s home. As with all the books in the RBPD, plenty is going on with the friends and families of the police officers while the murders are being investigated.
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Four unsolved murders in six months, a record for the riverside community of Bullhead City. Police call in a shy p.i. Jena both charms and baffles the lieutenant. Her methods of discovery, unique. But it’s far from over and she’s hard to forget. In the end, there’s a dark surprise.
The Bullhead Murders is the first Jena Halpern novel in an intriguing new Thriller series, a fresh read for fans of L.T. Ryan’s Cassie Quinn Mysteries, along with L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain, Jeffery Deaver, Lisa Gardner, Gregg Olsen, and Angela Marsons.
Eyes in the sky, she sees. Head in the clouds, she searches. Feet on the ground, she answers the call—Jena Halpern, the reluctant police consultant.
SHE DIDN’T BREAK THE RULES.
THEY BROKE HER.
Beneath its peaceful exterior, Dabion is a land of violence and intrigue, its politics run by judges, schemers, and spies. Elzith Kar is one such spy, gifted with an uncanny skill derived from rigorous training—and an unusual magic inherited from parents she never knew. Dabion may have use for her talent, but its rulers fear the magic that tempts it, so Elzith has hidden her history and true power, becoming a master player in a game she despises.
But now, as she heals in the aftermath of a dangerous mission, Elzith finds herself temporarily forced into life as a civilian. It is here she finds Tod Redtanner, a humble man with secrets of his own, and feels compelled to tell him her story. But as Elzith’s history unfolds and the present begins to unravel, it soon becomes clear that the past haunts more than just her dreams. And that if Elzith is to survive, she has no choice but to return to the world of intrigue and corruption that was once her domain. And this time she must play to win.
Why was King Henry, an aboriginal from Western Australia, killed in New South Wales? What was the feud that led to murder after nineteen long years had passed? Who was the woman who saw the murder and kept silent?
This first story of Inspector Bonaparte takes him to the Darling River bush country where he encounters those problems he understands so well – mixed blood and divided loyalties.
The Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must discover the truth behind a death sprinkled with suspicion before Mel and Joe can say “I do”, in the thirteenth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.
Life is sweet and business is booming at the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery–and the fact that Mel and Joe are getting married is the icing on the cake. Their reception will be held at the swanky resort where Oz works as the pastry chef. The wedding planning is all fun-fetti and games until Mel and Joe meet the head chef at the resort who has been making Oz’s life miserable. When the eccentric chef insults Mel’s bakery, Oz gets into a blowout argument with the culinary prima donna.
Things turn extra sour when the chef is murdered, and Oz is the police’s main suspect. As the countdown to the wedding day begins, Mel, Joe, and the rest of the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must sift through clues to catch the real killer and clear Oz’s name before their wedding plans are totally battered and baked.
The iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the “quintessential urban private eye” (Los Angeles Times).
A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.