The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest repository of Shakespeareana and English Renaissance books, manuscripts, and objet d’art. Nobody alive knows the library better than Special Police Officer Lt. Norman Blalock; he’s been guarding it for 25 years. That’s why he is the perfect candidate to pull off an inside job and heist from the library’s underground bank vault a priceless artifact that can rock the foundation of English Literature…
A frightening saga of he west side of Manhattan as the treasure legacy of a long-dead gangster fuels a near-apocalyptic series of events. A gruesome murder, a huge explosion, and bizarre characters — living and dead — including a tribe of malformed males who live in tunnels under the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, a 19th-century saint, and a Papal Nuncio. A puzzle for Hugo Miller, socialite Ruth Jensen, handsome Gabriele Cortese and NYPD detective Mike di Saronno.
A new serial killer always kills on Friday and next morning sends a body part and note saying where to find the body to Atlanta Major Crimes division. When Mia’s new stepsister is abducted, Mia thinks she knows things the police don’t. Should she stay out of it and let the police do their job? One thing is sure: The clock is ticking down and unless someone acts quickly, her stepsister will be the killer’s next victim.
The first book in a new, epic dystopian thriller series has arrived and is ready to change the way you look at the world.
When ex cop John Richter accepts a job offer too good to refuse he leaves behind the streets and heartache of Sydney for the sun drenched concrete of Miami. What should be a simple missing persons case however, quickly descends into a surreal and dangerous journey into the heart of a cult determined to take control in the aftermath of a predicted global nightmare.
With FBI agents circling the waters and an overworked neuroscientist frantically trying to crack a code hidden in blood, John has no choice but to head straight for the fires of fate that will test all he has ever believed in. Truth and lies will push the very limits of his sanity while beneath the city strange forces battle for the power of hidden knowledge, but he’ll stop at nothing to learn the secrets of The Hallucigenia Project and what they mean for the future of the planet.
Will he discover the contents of the blood drenched code? Is the world really on the brink of destruction?
It’s time to delve deep and take the trip…
A heart pulsing vision of the journey to discover our place amongst the stars, The Hallucigenia Project is the latest release from author Darren Kasenkow.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-80
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The inspiration for this new series came from looking up into the night sky and wondering what role we might play in reaching out to break the seemingly eternal silence. It was also inspired by the wave of technology that is currently guiding us into realms that we may not be prepared for, and what represents the most important aspects of the human soul that must be carried forward and protected in the future.
In a world that seems to be racing towards uncertainty, I wanted to explore the unique tragedy that is human life using tools such as religion, scientific research, spirituality and social structures, and bring to life the importance of questioning our purpose here on Earth. Of course, I also wanted to create a thrilling and action packed mystery to keep book lovers turning the pages at night!
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Her cheating husband was murdered and she’s the prime suspect. Proving her innocence is one thing; evading a killer who wants her dead is something else.
A Clara and Iris Mystery
When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery, they immediately begin working the case. But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly grows cold.
Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case. Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes.
When a second body is found in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens. With two bodies wrapped, almost lovingly, in a soft blanket before being discarded in a cemetery, could a serial killer be on the loose?
Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again.
But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones?
~Killer Nashville Review & Mystery Finalist for The Falchion Award …
Kim Carter has given us the second in her Clara and Iris Mystery series, Murder Among the Tombstones. Part cozy, part police procedural, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley are septuagenarians who decide to begin their second careers, by opening a private investigation agency in one of the rougher areas of Atlanta. Sounds like a perfect fit, except Iris doesn’t like to drive in traffic or at night, and Clara doesn’t have a lot of confidence. And did I mention a little thing called technology? … Ms. Carter surrounds her stories with very colorful characters. She lives in Atlanta, so she gives us a very realistic picture of the city and its citizens. look forward to reading more of the series and watching the faceoff between two very different generations. A fun series but with an opportunity to hold a mirror up to ourselves.
Targeted Age Group:: 16 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I've been writing mysteries since 1999 when I became ill and housebound for a couple of years. I've always been inspired by beautiful and sometimes haunting places and always loved reading about them and figured I'd try my hand at writing haunting mysteries. Many of the novels remained on my computer for years before friends encouraged me to put them in print.
The characters introduced in my new mystery series 'A Clara and Iris Mystery' with book one 'Sweet Dreams Baby Belle' where Clara and Iris are introduced and now fully developed in book two of 'Murder Among The Tombstones' where both very good friends of my mother and knew they had to be a part of this series!
I will be writing a book from here in this series that takes place in each State of the US, which begins, of course, in both of book one and two in and around historical sites of Atlanta, GA. My third has released of this series, as the mystery takes place in Seattle, WA.
I am currently writing and finishing the next one, book four takes place in New Orleans titled; "Murder On The Bayou." So readers watch for it soon!
Meet Rolson McKane. He’s a walking train wreck of a man. His father’s a murderer. His mother’s dead. His wife’s just left him to spend more time with her meth habit. Having recently been fired by the local PD in his small Georgia hometown, he’s resolved to slowly drink himself to death. Only, just when he feels the darkness overtaking him, he discovers a dead body in a broken-down juke joint. No one seems to care. Thus, he finds himself caught between a shady local politician named Brickmeyer and the cops tucked in his back pocket. It sparks him to salvage the last shred of dignity in his wasted life. As his world burns down around him, Rolson is forced to confront the demons of his past as well as the devils in his present.
Book eleven in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery Series
Jealousy… Drugs… Murder…
At the reservation to make final arrangements for her upcoming wedding, potter Shandra Higheagle gets caught up in the murder of a young woman about to turn her life around.
Having no jurisdiction on the reservation, Detective Ryan Greer pulls in favors from friends in the FBI to make sure there is no delay in their wedding.
However, the death occurs in a sacred place and could place the nuptials on hold. And following the clues may not only stop the wedding…
But separate Shandra and Ryan for life.
A severely sarcastic and disgruntled Best Buy employee, Robert Lowden, unravels a new fate, far beyond his frustrating existence as a repair agent. After discovering a mysterious message hidden in the underpinnings of our everyday world he feels compelled to follow it . . . wherever it may lead.
Robert embarks on a dangerous and fast-paced adventure that tests the strength of his relationships and his physical and mental fortitude, while a menacing opponent works to end his journey and his life.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A flickering fluorescent light in a restroom.