Itsy Bitsy Spider (Emma Frost Book 1) by Willow Rose

NEW EDITED VERSION! Emma Frost inherits a house on Fanoe Island when her grandmother dies. She decides to move there with her family, much to her teenage-daughter’s regret. One morning a wealthy old woman in her street is found murdered and soon Emma finds herself wrapped in a mystery uncovering the island’s dark secrets that not only runs deep within the history of the island but also within her own family. From the author of the International Bestselling books, the Rebekka Franck-series comes a new Scandinavian Mystery destined to keep you up all night. It is the first in her newly released Emma Frost-series and is followed by

Author: Willow Rose

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
740 reviews

Death Turns A Trick (The Rebecca Schwartz Series, Book 1) by Julie Smith

The FIRST book in the Rebecca Schwartz mystery series by Edgar Award Winner Julie Smith.

“Funny and witty, with a clever, outspoken heroine.” -Library Journal

“Rebecca’s lively first-person narration brands her a new detective to watch.” -Wilson Library Bulletin

A ROLLICKING TALE OF MURDER, ROMANCE, AND A BORDELLO…

“A lively romp of a novel … Smith shows an Agatha Christie-like capacity for making much ado about clues, concocting straw hypotheses, and surprising us, in the end … Smith’s crisp storytelling … and her likable, unpredictable heroine will make readers look forward to more.” -San Francisco Chronicle

Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a police raid. That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even more delightful when she’s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice. Could this day get any worse? Of Course! Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor!

Handsome Parker Phillips, Rebecca’s new beau and the most attractive man she’s met in ages, is arrested for the murder. (Worse, she suspects he might actually have done it.)

On the plus side, another very attractive man is following the case–reporter Rob Burns of the San Francisco Chronicle, a possible ally. And there are other possibilities.

Fans of Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Bond, and Elizabeth Peters will get a kick out of this one.

Excerpt:
Basically, I am the kind of girl that mothers wish their sons would marry. But nobody’s son did, and anyway I couldn’t be bothered. I was too busy living up to my father’s ambition for me. Or what I imagined it to be. He always said, “Be a doctor, Rebecca. There’s no money in law,” but anybody could see he was joking. When I was a little girl, he used to take me to watch him in court, and when I was a teenager, he’d discuss his cases with me. What did I know from doctors? I had a lawyer for a role model.

Now if you had led this kind of life and someone came along and said, “Listen, how would you like to play the piano in a whorehouse for just one night—you’ll be among friends; nothing can happen,” wouldn’t you do it? Especially if it were a feminist bordello? It wouldn’t have to be a case of getting back at your mom.

I should explain about Elena. She is a prostitute, and she’s also very close to being a madam, only she isn’t quite because this is a co-op bordello we’re talking about. It’s co-op because ostensibly everyone has an equal say in decision-making and the money is split among the members, but Elena is actually the brains and the driving force of the thing. She’d be a madam in the old-fashioned sense if she weren’t political.

I got to know her when she got busted and Jeannette von Phister asked me to take her case. Despite certain reservations I have about prostitution as a feminist issue (“horizontal hostility,” Jeannette calls it), I was already on the legal staff of HYENA, the “loose women’s organization” Jeannette had founded. As you no doubt know, HYENA is an acronym for “Head Your Ethics toward a New Age,” and its ultimate goal is to get prostitution legalized.

Sitting over crab salad and white wine in my gray flannel blazer and Cacharel blouse, I felt pretty naive as Elena spun tales about a world of crystal chandeliers and high-heeled sandals. A world where indulgence of personal vanity was not only not condemned but was actually applauded. I loved getting a peek at it.

Author: Julie Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
514 reviews

The Piano Girl – Part 1: She plays from memory. Her memories. (Counterfeit Princess Series) by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she’s been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer’s daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia’s sister, Wren.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
279 reviews

The Master (Across the Ocean Book 2) by Dora Ilieva

A strange proposal jolts Kossara out of her comfortable, but dull life. Haunted by the memory of her dead father, she returns to her native Bulgaria to retrieve an artefact that would re-launch her academic career. She soon discovers that she is getting more than she bargained for. When her life and the lives of those dear to her are threatened, she must decide whether to give up or persevere.

Author: Dora Ilieva

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
17 reviews

(Crime Thriller) Celestial Summoner: An Esoteric Paranormal Suspense Thriller (Paranormal Detective Stories Book 1) by Kyle Robertson

Death has gripped the throat of middle America. Random people are being heinously murdered, with the bodies displayed in the most horrific way.
Detective John Chandless is a thick-skinned officer from New York who had apprehended the most depraved men in the barrios. Perhaps he had underestimated the the evil in the heart of the country. Kansas shouldn’t be so harsh compared to the City, but murder has no favorite state. How could this veteran detective be stumped?
His partner, Simin Khouri, was a “unique” detective to say the least. She used psychic profilers to solve her cases. Although her conviction rate was just as good as anyone else’s, John didn’t believe in her “hocus-pocus” techniques. He worked with facts until this troubling case didn’t provide any. What do you do when there is no evidence? He grudgingly asked Simin for assistance, and she was glad to give it.
Simon introduced him to Anezka Kranz, her Czech psychic profiler. Could this sweet, simple woman help his case? Although John had investigated the most perplexing cases for 17 years, Anezka showed him another way to find his predator — celestially.
Celestial Summoner: An Esoteric Paranormal Suspense Thriller Is filled with dark excitement, and begins with a whodunit situation that can only be resolved with the help of a Czechoslovakian with an ethereal gift.
ACT NOW! Join the hunt for the bloodthirsty monster behind the killings in Kansas. Scroll to the top of this page and click that orange BUY button. Then, step into the danger and romance of this captivating detective thriller.

Author: Kyle Robertson

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
21 reviews

Saving Saffron Sweeting by Pauline Wiles

Grace Palmer’s British friends all think she’s living the American Dream. But her design business is floundering and when she discovers her husband is cheating with her best client, she panics and flees home to England.

The tranquil village of Saffron Sweeting appears to be a good place for Grace to lick her wounds, but the community is battling its own changes. Reluctantly, Grace finds herself helping her new neighbours as they struggle to adjust and save their businesses. However, not everyone has the same opinion on what’s good for the village. The charismatic new man in her life may have one speculative eye on Grace, but the other is firmly on profit. How will she navigate the tricky path between her home and her happiness?

With gentle humour and generous helpings of British tea and cake, Saving Saffron Sweeting explores one woman’s need to define herself through her career and community, before she can figure out who should be by her side.

Author: Pauline Wiles

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
244 reviews

Hill of Secrets (Police Inspector Hadas Levinger, An Israeli Mystery Series Book 1) by Michal Hartstein

On a blooming May morning, five bodies of a single religious family are found in their apartment, in the quiet suburb of Givat Shmuel (Shmuel’s Hill).

Detective Hadas Levinger, a renegade atheist daughter of a religious family, is put in charge of the police investigation. Slowly and skillfully she peels the shells protecting this unique community and reveals hard and painful secrets.

Author: Michal Hartstein

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
223 reviews

The Piano Girl – Part 1: She plays from memory. Her memories. (Counterfeit Princess Series) by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she’s been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer’s daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia’s sister, Wren.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
278 reviews

Tiara by John Reinhard Dizon

Peace talks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are in danger of falling apart. The evening before the negotiations are set to begin, the Princess of Edinburgh is kidnapped.Princess Jennifer’s fate attracts the attention of several international organizations, including the IRA, MI6, and the CIA. While Jennifer finds herself the mistreated prize in an age-old war, no one can expect what happens when The Golden Terror — an Irish assassin — takes an interest in her.With the future of a nation at stake, the two cross paths and enter a deadly race against time and some of the most dangerous men in the world.

Author: John Reinhard Dizon

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
74 reviews