Earl Calbraw, a wealthy man seeking redemption, has discovered that his most cruel and resourceful enemy is none other than his own son Jacob. With both of them controlling massive fortunes, their personal feud decimates the lives of those in their employ. Jacob wants the truth from twelve years ago; regarding the disappearance of his mother, while his father pursues the forgiveness of a world scarred by the greed of his ambition. Each man is mindlessly caught up in the passion of the game, having at one another with ferocity and cunning, but in the throes of their hatred, another enemy is born, discerning and ruthless, inspired unto their destruction…
“I despise your plight,” said the creature, “of man’s vanity and the machinations of death polluted. You have neither the wisdom, nor the time on this earth to know the agony that my agony has shaken. Your foolish little versions of hell are but childish notions of your own distress. Come to dance with me on the edge of night… I will show you the swordfish in your flesh!” –Thretch.
– Thrilling, fact-based page-turner –
Lillian grows up in an American fundamentalist Mormon sect which still practices polygamy. At thirteen she becomes the child-bride of a Canadian Bishop. His compound is located deep in the wilderness of British Columbia, totally isolated from the rest of the world.
When the land developer Richard Bergman buys the property next to the Bishop’s compound, he gets involuntarily drawn into the sect’s secret …
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Semi-Finalist, 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest
“Barbara Marr is…perhaps the most hilarious amateur sleuth in literature….Cantwell handles her characters with flair and pizazz…blending page-turning action with those little tender moments that get you right in the gut…”
Book 1 in the bestselling Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Series
Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods, Virginia. Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door. When Barb talks her two friends into some seemingly innocent Charlie’s Angels-like sleuthing, they stumble upon way more than they bargained for and uncover a piece of neighborhood history that certain people would kill to keep on the cutting room floor.
237 pages of laugh-out-loud fun.
“The story is fast-paced, fun and with quite a few twists all rolled into one cute adventure.” – Socrate’s Book Reviews
“It was just plain fun to read.” Red Adept Reviews
“Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell could easily become one of my favorite books of all time.” — Syria Says
“If you like a good mystery but want a refreshing new take with a bit of light fare, enough to make you laugh out loud, then Karen Cantwell’s Take the Monkeys and Run will take you there.” Reviewed by Lee Libro at Literary Magic
Books in the series: Take the Monkeys and Run (#1), Citizen Insane (#2), Silenced by the Yams (#3), Saturday Night Cleaver (#4)
In these, the first of Lady Hardcastle’s adventures, she and Florence Armstrong, her faithful lady’s maid, fumble their way through four mysteries.
The Body in the Woods sets them on their new path when a supposed suicide turns out to be more than it appears.
When The Circus Comes to Town, the amateur sleuths meet an old friend and must track down a multiple murderer who has turned the lives of the travelling entertainers upside down.
The Case of the Missing Case sees a musician murdered at a country house party, but once again all is not as it seems and our heroines work with the Bristol police to solve the murder before the trail goes cold.
In The Half Death of Günther Ehrlichmann, Emily finally uncovers the truth of her husband’s death and seals her own fate when an assassin tracks her down.
Johnny is her boyfriend.
A week ago he murdered me.
Today he put Jayne in the hospital.
Tomorrow he’s going to die.
I’ll make sure of that.
When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?
The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the already published The Great Game.