The Paul Zacher Mysteries: Murder in Mexico Vol. 1-3 by John Scherber

The first three of the fifteen Murder in Mexico Mysteries introduces the Paul Zacher Agency. Operating in the ancient hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Paul and his friends get entangled in a series of heart stopping cases in the upscale expat colony. Full of intriguing characters, artists, collectors, horsemen, and misfits.
In TWENTY CENTAVOS, an antiquities dealer is murdered in his own shop.
In THE FIFTH CODEX, a fifth ancient Mayan book is discovered with a disturbing message that sets the Mexican government, a prominent collector, and the Zapatista rebels in motion.
In BRUSHWORK, a scandalous American politician is murdered at a fashionable dinner party.
An unforgettable introduction to a compelling series.

Author: John Scherber

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Binford Mysteries: A Collection of Mystery Novels (3-BOOK BOX SET) by Rashad Salim

A 3-book box set of gritty urban mystery novels.The Binford Arson: Supermarket Bestco’s new high street branch in Binford is set on fire the night before it opens, killing one of the two Trainee Managers. Now the dead man’s best friend and colleague Ali Khan is on a personal mission to find those responsible for the arson.Binford is Ali’s hometown – a place he fled years ago after tragic events in his past. Now that he’s back in the notorious East London town he must reckon with long lost friendships, boyhood enemies and a chance to rekindle lost love.Ali will have to fend off vicious gangsters, religious extremists, hostile businessmen and suspicious cops to get to the bottom of this mystery. With the bodies piling up every step of the way, danger and corruption in every direction, the quest for the truth could cost him everything.For fans of Dennis Lehane, Joe R. Lansdale, Jason Starr and Walter Mosley.The Binford Ambush:Nottingham transplant, Chris Smith has only been teaching at Binford Sixth Form for several months when he and his fellow teacher are ambushed by masked men at the college entrance and Chris’ colleague is killed during the attack. Chris survives, but despite every instinct telling him to flee the crooked East London town, he cannot find any peace until those who tried to kill him are brought to justice.There’s a long list of suspects, but the police investigation seems to be going nowhere, so Chris journey’s into the dark and dangerous underbelly of Binford, aided by an unexpected ally with his own agenda, facing danger with every move, to discover who wants him dead – before the killers strike again.For fans of Simon Kernick, Harlan Coben, Jason Starr and Mark Billingham.The Binford Snatcher:It’s the summer of 1991 and sixteen-year old Asim Patel is enjoying a game of football when he discovers the corpse of a local boy and may have seen whoever dumped him.DC Barry Cole has been with the Binford Police force for less than a week when he is assigned to the murder investigation team. News of the boy’s murder sends shockwaves around Binford and Asim experiences notoriety in the local community for his discovery. When another local boy is abducted and later found murdered, the town erupts in mass hysteria. In a cruel twist of fate Asim finds himself linked to the second victim too. And the third…Unprepared and guided by an erratic partner, DC Cole must face mounting pressure everywhere from the media and the local authority to stop the killings and catch the serial killer responsible. Told through the eyes of those at the centre of the investigation, The Binford Snatcher finally reveals the true extent of the panic within the local community during this era in Binford’s history.For fans of Mark Billingham, Simon Kernick, Harlan Coben’s Mickey Bolitar series, Kevin Brooks, Bali Rai, Chris Carter, Barry Lyga, Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects.

Author: Rashad Salim

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Night’s Cloak: A Bobby Owen Mystery by E.R. Punshon

“I’ve got to hurry,” Bobby said. “Mr Weston has been found dead from a knife-wound in his study.”It’s not easy for a county police Inspector to handle prominent local citizens diplomatically, while getting on with the real work of crime detection. But it’s particularly hard when Bobby Owen finds himself the victim of a sinister swindle worked by a millionaire business executive. Not to mention the machinations of a radical political movement, a secretary with a puzzling alibi, and a young scientist-inventor, willing to do anything, even murder, to put his schemes into action …Night’s Cloak was first published in 1944, the nineteenth of the Bobby Owen mysteries, a series eventually including thirty-five novels. This edition features a new introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.“What is distinction? … in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time.” Dorothy L. Sayers

Author: E.R. Punshon

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Oshadangwa Murders by Damian O’Connor

This is a novel set in 1980 when the South African Defence Forces were engaged in a secret bush war in Angola and Namibia. Joshua Smith, an over-promoted police sergeant with an anti-Apartheid activist for a mother, is sent to investigate the battlefield murder of a wealthy white officer. There are three suspects, all unlikely, no forensic evidence, no witnesses and, as he is fully aware, no rule of law. Sucked into an investigation which has its roots in the politics of Apartheid at a point in time when Nelson Mandela was just emerging from obscurity, Smith is joined by an officer from Military Intelligence, Trudi Mostert. Together they dig into a mystery that goes all the way back to Smith’s childhood in the multi-racial District 6 of Cape Town, the vicious realities of small town apartheid in Krugersburg and Smith’s own complicity in the state of Apartheid.

Author: Damian O’Connor

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Sparrow Creek: Watch all your pain wash away down Sparrow Creek. by Chelle Ryder

Kelly has pretty much accepted the fact that her life will never change. Once again, she is the new kid at school where she is bullied. Her home life is no better because of the abuse from both her mother and her stepfather. Kelly’s life will forever change by one split second decision that she will make.She will then go to Sparrow Creek and wash her hands of that terrible day and of all the pain. It is there she will watch it all wash away….. down Sparrow Creek.

Author: Chelle Ryder

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Granite Grit (Fighting’s in the blood Book 1) by Lee Cooper

Young family man Joe is haunted by demons from a childhood blighted by his father, a notorious criminal and brutal street fighter. When he beat up Joe’s mother, she killed herself, then the bully abandoned him.
When Joe loses his job and spirals into debt, he turns to what he knows: Boxing. He’s forced into the clutches of criminal Mr Dean, and the brutal world of unlicensed bare knuckle fighting, relishing his bloody victories…until he realises he’s becoming like his father he despises.
Joe is desperate to confront his father…and kill him. The only way is to defeat The Reaper, a psychopathic fighter and killer, to gain the notoriety to enter his father’s murky world. Bur first, Joe must overcome his demons. Will he Win?

Author: Lee Cooper

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

FORGET ME NOT – MARK KANE MYSTERIES – BOOK ONE: A Private Investigator Clean Mystery & Suspense Series. Murder mysteries with more Twists and Turns than a Roller Coaster. by John Hemmings

A DEVOTED HUSBAND HAS PLANTED A CARPET OF FORGET-ME-NOTS IN MEMORY OF HIS WIFE WHO HAS RECENTLY DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING THE RAPID PROGRESSION OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – OR HAS SHE?
Greg Philips’ wife, Gloria, has recently died after suffering from chronic dementia leaving Susan, her long-lost illegitimate daughter, a large slice of her estate. But is Susan who she claims to be? And was Gloria mentally competent when she made her will or was she manipulated in some way? Boston Investigator Mark Kane is hired to discover the truth, but as the investigation proceeds he soon finds himself embroiled in a murder mystery, and as the suspects mount up he needs all his wits about him to find out the truth, and prevent Greg’s adult sons from financial ruin or worse. But this is no ordinary murder – the suspects are all close to home; and Kane finds himself battling his own conscience as he tries to separate his duty to his client from both the legal and moral issues the investigation throws up. As usual, Kane’s long-time companion Lucy is there to lend him a helping hand, but will she be able to help him solve the mystery?
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Author: John Hemmings

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Deadly Degrees in the Pyrenees (Death in the Pyrenees Book 5) by Elly Grant

The ghastly murder of a local estate agent reveals unscrupulous business deals, which have the whole town talking. Michelle Moliner was not liked, but why would someone want to kill her?The story unfolds told by Danielle: a single, thirty-something cop based in a small French town in the Eastern Pyrenees. Danielle’s friends may be in danger, and she must discover who the killer is before anyone else is harmed.Deadly Degrees in the Pyrenees is the 5th book in the Death in the Pyrenees series. It’s about life, local events, colourful characters, prejudice, and of course death in a small French town. This is a standalone novel and can be enjoyed even if you haven’t read other books in the series.

Author: Elly Grant

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers: Volume 2: The Curse Continues by Len Monahan

This volume of Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers moves the reader ahead more than 100 years out of America’s Old West. The setting is the contemporary American West, and this novel deals with very real problems created by the international drug trade and our nation’s ineffective “War on Drugs.”In this story, you’ll meet Buck Ford, ranch manager, and Loco Chairez, the insane drug dealer who has taken over the ranch for the purpose of growing marijuana for a Mexican cartel. You will also meet a cast of highly interesting characters: Crash Ordie, Lengren Franklyn Moncliff, Delmore Ray Delmore, Detective Piper and Ling Ling the dry-cleaner lady.Volume Two: The Curse Continues retains the covert paranormal theme found in Volume One: McKenna and Barnett but this book is actually an insightful and satirical, very clever Action Adventure novel. The language used mirrors present-day reality. Murder, suspense, madness and humor fill the pages.Some readers may view this book as politically incorrect but author Len Francis Monahan claims to have stayed true to the language and attitudes of our time, stating that, “I represent the dematerializing stage of an epoch of human writers before all thought and literature are taken over by our Machine Masters. The importance of independent thought is still paramount, and writers should not be cowed by idea-police who dare try directing their characters’ actions and speech. The essence of this book, therefore, is realism presented with great humor.”“Monahan creates much intrigue—and fun—and will have readers looking forward to spending more time with the characters in the next installment, Volume 2: The Curse Continues.” – Maria Siano, Foreword Review

Author: Len Monahan

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Las Vegas Crime: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (Baxter and Holt Book 3) by Leslie Wolfe

“Simply love Leslie Wolfe! The Baxter-Holt series is one of the best in the genre! This was a great story that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Cannot wait until the next one, Las Vegas Crime, coming in November. Keep writing them, Leslie!” A GRIPPING SERIAL KILLER THRILLER Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re searching for a missing girl and the ruthless killers who snatched her. The girl: gone When a teenage girl is daringly kidnapped from her school, minutes after being dropped off, a frenzied search begins, involving the entire police force of a city that never sleeps. But for Detectives Baxter and Holt this isn’t a crime like any other; it is personal. The crimes: terrifying A bold and merciless serial killer preys on young girls and leaves them out to die in the cold and dreadful expanse of the Mojave Desert, unable to move, to scream, to fight for their lives. The choice: impossible Now Detective Holt is faced with an agonizing decision: he can sacrifice all that he holds dear or jeopardize the life of an innocent girl, his own flesh and blood. The man holding all the cards in this game of life and death isn’t willing to negotiate; he’s only willing to kill. In Las Vegas, few things end well.Two mavericks form an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, just not with their secret plans. If you’re a fan of James Patterson, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, and Robert Dugoni, you’ll be enthralled by this riveting, entertaining kidnapping thriller that will keep you reading until the break of dawn.Praise for Baxter and Holt Novels“Outstanding! A fantastic murder mystery, coupled with a brilliant portrayal of a complicated relationship between law enforcement partners.”“Masterfully written and loved the humor plus the tension between Holt and Baxter. Ready for the next one!””Excellent, Excellent book you will enjoy it. As a retired LEO trust me a great read, almost real!””Casino Girl, & Las Vegas Girl, are terrific! I can’t wait to read the third book, Las Vegas Crime”“Another great book by Leslie Wolfe. She’s one of the best. Right up there with James Patterson and Michael Connelly.”“A fantastic murder mystery… Her best work yet!”“Another enthralling and entertaining thriller written by an accomplished author who takes you on a twisted ride that can branch out in different directions at the drop of a hat.””Exceptional story line! Great characters! I loved this story and can’t wait for the next one!”What Readers and Reviewers Are Saying About Leslie Wolfe “Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” – Dennis Waller “Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews “Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady Harp”Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity

Author: Leslie Wolfe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews