The Card Counter (A Crime Fiction Detective Murder Mysteries book) by James Kipling

Jake Walker has pressures coming at him from all sides. A long-time homicide detective for the city, he’s also a divorced father of three kids. With the kind of work he does, family life often takes a back seat. This is certainly the case when the bodies of the most outstanding players on the State College football team start being discovered brutally murdered.

Why would anyone want to murder these guys? Detective Walker has to put family and everything else aside to solve these crimes before anyone else falls victim to this vicious killer the press is now calling “The Card Counter”.

As each victim turns up, the case becomes more traumatic and bizarre. The killer has a point to make and will continue to make people pay with their lives . . . until Walker and the rest of the city GETS IT!! Find out who is murdered next and follow Detective Walker until he uncovers the truth behind these killings, the twisted motive for this murderous rampage.

Amazon Reader Reviews of ‘Mystery Thriller & Suspense: “The Card Counter” A Horror Crime Fiction Detective Murder Mysteries book as part of Conspiracy Thrillers with Serial Killers’:

“Brilliant and riveting book! James Kipling has once again mastered his method of throwing the reader straight into this dark fantasy right from the start. An excellent detective story creatively wrapped into a mystery and suspense thriller. Extremely well written. Crime and Mystery fills the pages as dead bodies are found all over the place. An intellectual murder and mystery thriller as this detective does what he does best adding being a good father to this weird thought thrilling equation.

James Kipling has the book glued to your hands with his exciting writing style with crime and murder twists and turns. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy the Author’s books but those enjoying a mystery and suspense thriller captivated in a dark fantasy. Yet again, Brilliant! ”

“This is a great pick when you need an intellectual puzzle, a suspensful thriller, and crime fiction with the thread of revenge running through it. The procedural is written in the first person, so we really get to know Devon, and that’s a great thing because he’s a cool guy. I liked his devotion to fatherhood, especially since we don’t have near enough serious genre characters who are also dads. Through his eyes we understand the high personal stakes he brings to all of his work, and especially to this case involving murdered students. I loved the way the relationship with his own daughter Cassie aids his work both as indirect inspiration and also directly. Big points to Kipling for pulling off those unique scenes.

The darker elements of the story don’t suffer at all from the family themes, in fact, kids are at risk throughout the whole story. Walker is a father but he’s first and foremost a relentless detective, and there is a lot of tension and action pushing the plot forward. Untangling the mystery is great, in a ripped from vengeful headlines way. Highly recommend this one for fans of crime fiction and suspenseful thrillers.”

“This is a hard book to put down! It follows Detective Jake Walker through a multiple homicide investigation, as well as his family life as he tries to be a good dad to his three daughters and deal with his ex-wife at the same time. Once the killings commence, it’s a roller coaster ride until the very end of the book. I ended up turning the pages as fast as I could in order to see what would happen next, because the author does a great job of keeping the reader guessing. Just when you think you know the pattern of the story, it twists an entirely different way. I thought I knew who the killer would turn out to be, and of course, I was completely wrong. Detective Walker’s character is very well-developed, so that the reader gets to know him both professionally and personally. Overall, this is a very readable suspenseful book that will keep you wanting more from this author.”

Author: James Kipling

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
256 reviews

FORTY YEARS LATER (David Grossman Series Book 1) by Steven Jay Griffel

OVER 50,000 COPIES SOLD!#1 Amazon Best Seller in Music (March 2012, July 2012)#1 Amazon Best Seller in Rock Music (March 2013)#3 Amazon Best Seller in American Drama (March 2012)Successful middle-aged publishing executive David Grossman risks everything to fulfill a promise to a woman he has not seen in forty years. When teen sweethearts and now aging Baby Boomers David and Jill reunite after four decades, sparks fly fast and furious, despite his long marriage to Allison and Jill’s reputation as a famous, former lesbian.Jill Black, a “one hit wonder” Hollywood screenwriter, is consumed with a last chance to write and direct her own film. Success will reinvigorate her career. Failure will end it. When a pompous studio “suit” begins to undermine her authority and threatens to kill her project, the pressure forces her to spin from rage to murderous madness as she ensnares David in her plans. Love and betrayal. Revenge and redemption. For some it ends happily. For others it all comes undone in this fast-paced drama of Baby Boomers trying to hang on to their lives, their families, and their Woodstock dreams. A riveting debut novel of suspense and humor, masterfully told by Steven Jay Griffel. “Griffel’s narrative is a rush – sharp, spot on, and funny as hell.” – Laurie Rozakis, Author, Editor & Public Speaker”FORTY YEARS LATER is a great read. It’s fast, edgy, but poignant. Steven Jay Griffel really captures the emotions of the Woodstock generation forty years later.” – Les Kaye, Musician and Emmy Award winner “Lost Dreams Redeemed…Everyone Wants A Do-Over…A Debut Novelist Worth Following.” – From the more than 60 Amazon customer 5-Star Reviews

Author: Steven Jay Griffel

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
105 reviews

The Taste of Fear (A Psychological Suspense Terrorism Thriller) by Jeremy Bates

American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it. In an eyeblink they are taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, one of the last truly wild places left on earth. Battling terrorists, deadly wildlife, and cannibalistic rebels, Scarlett and Sal must find a way to survive in a violent, primeval world. And the only person who may be able to save them is the assassin sent to kill them.

Author: Jeremy Bates

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
116 reviews

Party Crashers (A Body Movers Novel) by Stephanie Bond

Free ParTay Super Free Friday!  PARTY CRASHERS will be FREE today, Jan 30th, until 3:00 PM Eastern ONLY!  If you like PARTY CRASHERS, you might also like these other FREE books:Vampire Lies, Once upon a time there lived a vampire with wings and the genie who loved her…By RaShelle Workman.    Robin Hood Hacker Collection, A code written in unbreakable Angelic script. The resurgence of the Black Death. Can an FBI Agent and the Robin Hood Hacker save the world? By Carolyn McCray.     To enter to win a Kindle and $25 worth of Amazon gift cards, simply visit MarathonReads.com and sign up for our newsletter!___________________________No invitation, no alibi…Jolie Goodman is a perennial good girl–which is how she wound up selling shoes at Neiman Marcus during the holiday season: She walked out on her brokerage job because her boss asked her to do something unethical. Now she’s trying to start her own brokerage firm in Atlanta at the worst possible time. Also pressing on her mind is the fact that her boyfriend of the last few months is missing…along with her car. With problems piling on, she manages to make a new friend at work, but too late she realizes her gal pal Carlotta Wren is a serial party crasher–which is fun…at first. But no one’s laughing when a body turns up at an upscale party they’ve crashed and they’re the only people who weren’t supposed to be there! Jolie vows she’ll never crash another party…if she gets out of this mess alive.Reviews:”PARTY CRASHERS is a fun, stand-out example of the romantic suspense genre.” -Book Loons”This is one of Stephanie Bond’s best books to date, and her narrative sizzles with just the right blend of senuality, mystery, and humor. There should be a notice on her books: For a really GOOD time, read Stephanie Bond!” -AOL Romance Fiction Forum”For a book that will keep you guessing until the finish, be sure not to miss PARTY CRASHERS.” -Romance Reviews Today”Ms. Bond has created an amusing romantic suspense. Her characters are lively, creative and daring, and the plot moves smoothly and quickly. Soon you find yourself laughing while also worrying for Jolie’s safety. A truly enjoyable read.” -The Best Reviews”Suspense, mystery and some humor successfully blend in this intriguing romance.” -Romantic Times Book Reviews”Bond lays on the laughs with such enthusiasm that “comic suspense” might be a better description [of the book].” -Publishers Weekly

Author: Stephanie Bond

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
396 reviews

Stone Devil Duke: A Hold Your Breath Novel by K.J. Jackson

London, 1819

Marked for death, Lady Augustine Christopherson finds herself scouring the slums of London in a desperate search to find the men who killed her father, and are determined to dispose of her. To protect her family, to protect herself, she is determined to find the men before they find her.

The last thing she wanted was an entanglement with a duke that threatens her very survival…

Hardened long ago, the last thing the Duke of Dunway wanted was an entanglement with a chit of the ton. But in the flash of a pistol, his fate is altered as he finds himself honor-bound to protect Lady Augustine from, of all things, herself.

The Hold Your Breath series begins.
A thousand reasons to hold your breath, and one to let it go.
Historical romance with strong women, undeniable men, and hold your breath adventure.

Author: K.J. Jackson

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
45 reviews

Love Aches – Book 1 (Young Adult Seduction Series) by J.S. Luxor

After falling for each other on an elevator, during a 7.0 earthquake, Joanna and Tristan struggle to make their relationship work. They confront challenges from his former escorts, abductions engineered by family members, and unanticipated road trips.Tristan’s anxiety disorder gets stoked in ways that few could imagine. Come along for the developments that push both lovers to new lows and highs.

Author: J.S. Luxor

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
21 reviews

SWAB (A Young Adult Science Fiction Dystopian Novel) by Heather Choate

Young Adult Dystopian: SWAB. Scarb are the enemy. The enemy. The enemy. I told myself this over and over. They murdered my parents. They rape the land and kill humans as if they are the vermin. They took Ray. I ran water over my face, looked at my eyes with their double lenses like two blue lakes: one navy, one ice. The enemy. And now I’m one of them.

Ray. I can almost see his brown eyes and feel the warmth of his touch like a sun-warmed towel on my skin. Will you still love me now that I’m everything you hate?

Seven years ago, most of humanity transformed into a mutated species known as scarb. With their superior speed, protective platted chitin bone structure, and deadly barbs, they easily slaughter un-changed humans. Cat and a small pocket of humans have survived. But when the scarb capture Cat’s boyfriend, she is determined to face an entire colony of the ruthless creatures to get him back. She quickly discovers she must confront not only her enemy, but the strengths and weakness inside her when she becomes scarb herself.

In Swab, Heather Choate delivers a captivating combination of suspense, romance, and self-discovery as Cat faces a treacherous world and uncertain future. Fresh, riveting and rich with surprise, this Dystopian series will leave readers hungry for more.

Author: Heather Choate

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
51 reviews

The Key To the Kingdom (Dixon on Disney Book 1) by Jeff Dixon

Grayson Hawkes learns how imaginative and elaborate Walt Disney World is when he accepts an invitation one sunny day from a trusted friend landing him in a world he never knew existed. Innocently driven by curiosity he finds himself immersed in a heroic adventure. Barely escaping a late night encounter, he finds himself desperately trying to solve a mysterious disappearance while trying to stay ahead of those who are chasing him. Hawkes quickly realizes that unraveling the clues is essential if he is to discover the truth. He navigates through the kingdom where knowledge of seemingly unimportant Disney facts and some divine help are the only way he can discover the lock that can be opened by an ancient key. His world becomes even more complicated when he is captivated by a mysterious woman, causing him to make a series of choices that takes his faith to the brink. Each step is fueled with heart pounding intensity carrying him deeper into a thrill ride of secrecy. Within the walls of Walt Disney World is more mystery than one imagination can contain. Here Disney Trivia is not a game; and the ancient key is the only way out!

Jeff Dixon was raised in Florida and has always been fascinated with the man Walt Disney and the theme park he created. Dixon feels that any guest who would take the time to look would discover a story that will never be completed. It is against this canvas that Dixon paints this mystery, adventure, and thriller. The epic drama carries the reader across the state of Florida to discover details that most people have missed. Each discovery and revelation will have the reader wondering if they are reading fact or fiction. In a quickening pace, the characters find themselves on a collision course with an unthinkable outcome! Fans of Walt Disney will love the history and tourists will find a travel guide that takes them on a trip most guests never get to take.

Author: Jeff Dixon

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
74 reviews

Delusions of Grandeur: A Novel (Shattered Delusions Book 1) by Buck Winthrop

When aspiring writer Byron Hanolan meets Alexandra Bass, one America’s top models, it is love at first sight. But Alexandra’s domineering mother, Charlotte, is determined she marry William Ainsworth, heir to one of New York’s wealthiest banking families. After Charlotte’s ruthless web of deception backfires, Alexandra flees to a brand new life and stardom in Hollywood. Byron sets out to write the Great American Novel but instead, becomes head writer of Harbor Hills, a TV soap opera on the brink of cancellation with a cast of characters proving fact is stranger than fiction.Years later, when a twist of fate reunites the former lovers on the set of Harbor Hills, reality and make-believe become blurred when the shocking secret that has kept them apart draws the stars of TV’s hottest show into a dangerous game of revenge and murder.

Author: Buck Winthrop

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
57 reviews

Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0 (The Uncommon Series) by Eliot Peper

Mara Winkel is rock climbing, mountain biking and ‘studying’ her way through school at the University of Colorado, Boulder. But when her best friend James asks her to partner with him to start a disruptive new software company she discovers that the world of technology startups is fraught with intrigue, adrenaline, soaring successes and scorching failures. It turns out this is especially true when your technology threatens entrenched drug cartels. Mara has to juggle mysterious investors, opaque partners, critical customers and a team that is as brilliant as it is dysfunctional until only one question remains: win or die.

Author: Eliot Peper

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
84 reviews