In WHEN WE WERE BRAVE, we find a conflicted SS officer, Wilhelm Falk, who risks everything to escape the Wehrmacht and get out the message about the death camps. Izaak is a young Jewish boy whose positive outlook is challenged daily as each new perilous situation comes along. American citizens, Herbert Müller, and his family, are sent back to the hellish landscape of Germany because of the DNA coursing through their veins. In the panorama of World War II, these are the high-stakes plots and endearing characters whose braided fates we pray will work out in the end.
Karla M. Jay wanted to write books since she was seven. Working as a speech pathologist since 1982, she writes in her spare time and has won many awards over the years. When she is not home in Utah gardening or writing, she is traveling, trying to see as many countries as possible–in particular, those with good coffee, ancient history, and great beaches.
Brad has lived in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago; West Bloomfield, a suburb of Detroit; and Mill Valley, a suburb of San Francisco. He currently resides in Phoenix with his husband Jeff.
Gary Bennett is a SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator with a passion for truly giving the listener a front-row seat to the story. He’s narrated over 60 audiobooks (so far!) for publishers including Harper Audio, Hachette Audio, Tantor, Dreamscape, and others, as well as for multiple independent authors. Born and raised in California and then in Bozeman, Montana, Gary now calls the greater Seattle area his home. He’s an avid outdoor enthusiast and relishes taking advantage of living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When he’s not in the booth, you might find Gary flying over the Puget Sound (he’s a Private Pilot) or finding inspiration as an aspiring musician.
“Authentic and funny. Joel nails a rookie’s blunders and achievements on the trail with sled dogs” -Jeff King, four-time Iditarod champion
“Best wishes as you continue with your adventures.” -Robert Redford
In the hilarious new travelogue by Joel Paul Reisig, the author has a heart attack and is dumped by the women he loves. He decides to move to Michigan’s frozen Upper Peninsula where he lives with an old musher, a moron, and forty-seven sled dogs, races in the Midnight Run, and falls for a girl who conveniently has the same name as the girl he lost!
Frankie Shep is still mourning the deaths of her husband and young son when
she finds a bone in the far corner of her Wyoming cattle ranch.
Excited to think she may have discovered an ancient Native American
village, she takes the bone to a lifelong friend who is now a forensic
anthropologist on contract with her county.
After a cursory inspection, he turns a blood-chilling stare at Frankie. The
bone isn’t ancient. Worse, the victim could be the remains of
Frankie’s mother. She disappeared from her own bed more than a decade
And now her retired father is missing.
As Frankie digs deeper, she discovers the terrifying truth that a serial
killer is using her land to bury his victims, all members of her family and
And now he’s watching her.
Mystery Bones Murders is a story of love, heart-wrenching deception, and
Available exclusively in the Notorious Minds box set!
Frankie set the rifle next to her knee and avoided thorns as she reached in to untangle Diesel. The calf was too panicked. He struggled against her, causing a bruise and a muscle cramp in her forearm. As she pulled back, barbs tore the skin on her wrist. She sucked on the deepest wound while returning to Concho to retrieve a rope and a utility knife from the saddlebag.
Back at Diesel, she wrestled with the calf to loop the rope around his neck. She cut the branches that pinned him to the bush and pulled on the rope. Diesel kicked and fell, then bawled and tried to run. When he realized he was freed from the bush, he stood still, panting and shivering.
Frankie wiped water from her eyes while inspecting a cut in the calf’s left hind leg. It wasn’t so serious to keep him from walking home before she doctored it. With a grunt, she pulled on the rope and led Diesel toward Concho.
As they approached, the horse pranced and snorted like crazy. Frankie caught Concho’s reins and rubbed his nose. “What’s wrong with you?” He stood still long enough for her to secure Diesel’s rope to the saddle horn, then returned to his dance.
His hoof clicked against the thing she had seen sticking up from the ground earlier.
“What did you find?” She knelt and dug dirt and mud away from a bone.
“Concho, did we find an ancient guy’s campsite? Is that what has you so spooked?”
As kids, Frankie and her friends had often daydreamed about finding a nomadic Native American tribe’s village on the ranch. But where they sledded every winter?
“Cool.” She moved more dirt until she could pull the bone from the ground and examine it.
The bone seemed small for a man. Her former friend, Harbin Williams, now a professor in the anthropology department at the University of Wyoming, could confirm her exciting suspicions. But…
She couldn’t force herself to attend his son’s funeral five years ago. Their kids died together in the accident her husband caused. She had isolated herself in her struggle to heal her grief, and she couldn’t face helping her best friends with their recovery.
A growl jolted her attention from the bone to the bared teeth of a gray wolf—ten feet from her.
The rifle lay six feet away, behind the fallen log.
She hopped over the log and took a fighting stance between her animals and the wolf, and then rushed to pull the repellent from under her rain poncho.
The predator stepped closer. Saliva dripped from its huge teeth.
What does it take to commit the perfect crime?
Delve into these dark and twisted tales by twenty USA Today and
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there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Conspiracies, political plots, and yes, even murder, are just a few of the
crimes waiting inside this box set.
Discover a narcissistic grandmother running an underground syndicate, or a
support group bent on murder…and even a serial killer who turns his
victims into fairytale creatures.
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This box set is packed with thousands of pages that will hold you on the
edge of your seat, crying for answers.
About the Author
Karen Randau authors fast-paced stories with intricate plots and lots of
actione. Her debut novel, Deadly Deceit, was the first in her four-book Rim
Country Mysteries and has twice reached the #1 slot in Amazon’s amateur
sleuth category. The fourth book in the series, Deadly Payload, was a
finalist in the 2019 Book Excellence Awards and the 2018 Beverly Hills Book
Awards®. She was one of seven authors in the Tawnee Mountain Mystery
Series with Deadly Reception and now is joining 19 other others in the
Notorious Minds Crime Mystery/Thriller boxset.
A native of the southwestern U.S., Karen has traveled internationally and
witnessed famines, violence, and hopeful people working to overcome abject
poverty. She draws on both her creativity and personal experience to weave
together an interesting cast of characters with rollercoaster-like twists
When attorneys Vernetta Henderson and Neddy McClain are tapped to take on the biggest case of their careers, they are less than thrilled about working together. Their strained relationship, however, is the least of their problems. Their socialite client—charged with the brutal murder of her husband—is demanding an immediate dismissal of the case. But a ruthless prosecutor is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen. Forced to fight a common enemy, the two women close ranks and, in the process, develop a bond that sees them through the uncertainties of trial, the pain of betrayal and pressures neither could have imagined.
A new era for the Black Panther starts here! Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda — the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions — has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive — the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?