#BookSale “The Drowned Woman: An absolutely unputdownable mystery and suspense thriller (Jericho and Wright Thrillers Book 2)” by C.J. Lyons

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Her eyes fluttered open as the first splash of frigid water crashed through the open window beside her. She shook her head, startled to be awake—to be alive. She was in her car, in the river. She blinked, tried to focus. And then it came back to her. He’d tried to kill her…

One month since she lost her husband, Dr Leah Wright knows it’s time to return to her family home. Though the crime scene tape and blood stains are gone, she will never feel safe with her daughter there again. Receiving a call from Detective Luka Jericho to assist with a police investigation is a welcome distraction, until she sees the scene: a wife dead, another family ripped apart.

As Leah is the new head of the Crisis Intervention Center, Luka knows she can help him speak to the victim’s traumatized husband, who he suspects might have had something to do with his wife’s death. But when Leah interviews the woman who lives across the hall, they uncover evidence of a serial killer in their rural Pennsylvania town. The same person who claims responsibility for drowning Luka’s fiancée seventeen years ago…

With danger closer to home than ever before, Leah realises that to find the killer they may need to dig into Luka’s past. But the killer is already taunting Luka, promising to kill again. Is it already too late to save another innocent life?

Brilliantly suspenseful until the very last page, The Drowned Woman is perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Kendra Elliot and Tess Gerritsen. An addictive new thriller in the Jericho and Wright crime series from New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons.

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What readers say about The Drowned Woman:

This is what a thriller should be! The tension is high and I found myself holding my breath a couple of times… action-packed and full of suspense… I didn’t figure it out until right before the reveal.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Completely and utterly enthralling and impossible to put down. I have devoured this book in just one sitting… I have felt as though I have watched this one play out in front of me.” Little Miss Book Lover 86, 5 stars

Oh My Gosh. I’m already excited to read the next book in the series! This was such an intricate, intriguing and suspenseful story! The twists and turns kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat. Definitely a ‘could not put down’ book!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

What a book!! Grab this book for an intriguing read!!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Reeled me in from the first chapter and didn’t let go till the end… the suspense kept me guessing until the end. I couldn’t put this book down till I finished it… I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

#BookSale “Savage Moon – a twisting murder mystery packed with surprises (Detective Spicer series, Book 3)” by Chris Simms

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The body of a woman with her throat ripped out is found on Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester. She is discovered in an area where several sightings of a large black cat have recently been made.

When analysis shows that hairs caught under the victim’s nails are those of a panther, it’s assumed the animal has killed its first human prey.
Then a man Manchester Detective, Jon Spicer is investigating as part of an entirely different case is murdered in exactly the same way. Only this time the body is found in a secluded car park far closer to the city centre.

In this scary crime thriller, Spicer is soon on the trail of a killer dubbed ‘The Monster of the Moor’, a creature whose stealth and savagery strikes terror into the hearts of men and women alike.

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Some Amazon reader reviews for Savage Moon

‘Brilliant storyline, imaginative, cohesive plot. Characterisation great. Loved it. Gripped from the beginning.’★★★★★

‘I love the way this author writes. I enjoyed this book very much. Excellent storyline with loads of twist.’★★★★★

‘Chris Simms is a great writer in my opinion, little wasted vocabulary, and kept me reading til the end.’★★★★★

‘I cannot recommend this book enough, it really is a great read!’★★★★★

‘Absolutely thrilling book, gripped my imagination and didn’t let go. The plot and the characters have so much depth. Starting my next Chris Simms book immediately.’★★★★★

#BookSale “Seriously?: A Lou Fleener Mystery (Lou Fleener Mysteries Book 2)” by Duane Lindsay

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1960s CHICAGO: THREE PIs AGAINST
AN ENTIRE ARMY 0F NAZIS

Private Investigator Lou Fleener’s second surprising period thriller explores an explosively dangerous conundrum: how can Lou prevent a huge Nazi terrorist attack when every cop in Chicago thinks we wiped out all the Nazis in the war?

It’s early 1960’s Chicago and Lou’s back in business. After his last harrowing heist adventure, he took some time off…and ended up bored out of his skull. Now he’s scouring the city for clients. His fiery wife Cassidy and his painfully awkward yet brilliant best friend Monk are standing by, ready to serve as the crack team that recently bested the mob. But their first customer has a doozy of a problem. She’s an elderly Holocaust survivor who needs Lou to investigate her new neighbor, a Nazi fugitive from justice she recognizes from the camps. Lou’s client is hellbent on getting the Nazi arrested and tried for his brutal crimes.

Immediately, Lou’s at her service…until she disappears under mysterious circumstances. All signs point towards her being kidnapped and murdered by the Nazi neighbor. When Lou, Cassidy, and Monk manage to get on the Nazi’s tail, they figure out some unfortunate news: there isn’t just one rogue American Nazi plotting misdeeds. There are a lot of Nazis. And they’re planning something big.

Lou Fleener’s action-packed adventures will appeal to every kind of mystery reader–he’s got the edge for hard-boiled fans, and the witty, fun banter and likeable characters required by cozy lovers. Like Donald Westlake, Lindsay’s prose is humorous and humanizing. Fans of James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, and Lawrence Block will also discover a new favorite sleuth.

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#BookSale “Missing Amanda: A Lou Fleener Mystery (Lou Fleener Mysteries Book 1)” by Duane Lindsay

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1950’S NOIR IS BACK— BUT
WITH TONGUE FIRMLY IN CHEEK!

P.I. Lou Fleener’s got a great disguise—he’s kind of short, slightly pudgy, and a little nondescript. But whatever you do, don’t get in a fight with him, even if you’ve brought a couple of buddies. Because you’re gonna lose every time. Some people just have a gift.

One of Lou’s is that nobody ever sees him coming, and he’s pretty much the Bruce Lee of street fighting. Who they see—especially if they’re female—is his tall, handsome friend Monk, and that brings us to Lou’s second superpower. He’s got a little something for the ladies too—he can dance like an Arthur Murray instructor.

Not your average 1950s Chicago P.I.

Duane Lindsay’s fresh take on the tough-guy detective is nicely buttressed by humor, graceful writing, and big, fun plots that sometimes evolve into intricate capers. Like this one.

It starts out nice and easy. Lou—an expert in Chicago gangster lore—is hired against his better judgment to find the adorable missing daughter of a wise guy. Only Amanda’s not really missing. In fact, there is no Amanda. The gangster’s got a devious agenda of his own.

But by the time Lou’s found that out, he’s got four crime bosses gunning for him, and he’s plenty pissed off. Not only should you never fight with Lou Fleener, you should also never piss him off. He quickly enlists Monk to outplot the plotters— because Monk’s super power is working out intricate and diabolical revenge plans. Next thing you know, Lou, Monk, a ragtag bunch of other P.I.s and blonde, intrepid Cassidy, Lou’s new squeeze, are conducting a dizzying array of heists that whisk the reader around glorious 1950’s Chicago.

If it all works, they get to live. And they might get rich. And for sure, somebody gets the girl.

Hard-boiled and caper readers step up—because here Lindsay pulls off a trick few writers who aren’t Donald Westlake will even attempt—he manages to create a noir yet delightfully careening and often humorous read.

Who else will like it? Well, since it pretty much has everything, pretty much all mystery fans, whether your favorite sub-genre is 50s pulp, noir, caper, or even cozy (because of the endearing characters, fun plot, and good humor). In particular fans of Westlake, Lawrence Block and Tim Hallinan (when in burglar mode), Thomas Perry, and TV shows like Good Girls and Imposters.

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#BookSale “Judy” by Bones Fisher

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Brian’s brother is missing again. It’s not the first time Alex has disappeared, and it’s not the first time Brian has hopped a plane to track him down and clean up his mess. Will it be the same thing as usual, drugs and booze? Probably. But why does it feel different this time?

Decatur, Georgia. A cozy little city just outside of Atlanta. A quaint downtown alive with trendy upscale restaurants and pubs. And strollers. Lots of happy families pushing strollers. Not the kind of place for a deviant like Alex, but apparently where he chose to call home. In a modest apartment that shows all signs of someone living a respectable life, yet with no sign of actual life. Where is he? And who is the woman in the photo on the fridge? And why Decatur? It’s weird.

It’s going to get much weirder.

As Brian struggles to unravel the mystery of his brother’s disappearance, he struggles to keep his own world from unraveling. Temptations swirl around him. Partying. Late nights. The misfits and industry lifers who revel in the early mornings after the bars yell last call. And Tonya, the whiskey pounding, foul-mouthed local with a strange connection to the dead. Are these merely distractions from Brian’s ultimate goal, luring him back to his past days of debauchery and dysfunction? Or are they variables to some larger equation that leads back to his brother?

And then there are those etchings. The crosses.

Brian’s story is told through his collection of daily journal entries that invites us to ride along in the mind of a troubled man trying to do the right thing, fighting his urges to do otherwise. A man confronting the personal ghosts that reemerge as he drifts deeper into the Atlanta after-hours scene, the drinking and the drugs, and into a sinister, paranormal world that lurks underneath the Georgia we experience in the daylight.

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#BookSale “Never As It Seems: Never As It Seems Serial Book 1” by Gomer Joseph

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A murdered doctor. An angry ex-wife. A defense attorney must uncover the truth…

Defense Attorney Kevin Auguste has devoted his life to the pursuit of justice. An immigrant from Haiti, he has seen first hand the corrupting influence of money and power. Now he fights to be a force for good in his community, and to ensure his children grow up in a better world than the one he left behind.

But when late night police sirens disturb his sleepy neighborhood, Kevin is shocked to discover that his neighbor and client, Dr. Delroy Davidson, has been murdered. And Delroy’s ex-wife has come to town demanding her share of the inheritance…

When a reading of Delroy’s will reveals that another woman will receive half his wealth, Kevin finds himself drawn into a deadly dispute that threatens both him and his family. Torn between protecting his loved ones and revealing the truth, Kevin must outwit mafia thugs, scheming widows, and vindictive families.

But can Delroy’s killer be forced out of hiding, before Kevin becomes the next victim?

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#BookSale “Rewrite the Stars” by Christina Consolino

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Women’s Fiction

Date Published: March 18, 2021

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

“…a touching story about love with all the odds against it.” –Ann Garvin, USA Today bestselling author of I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around

Mom-of-three Sadie Rollins-Lancaster struggles with a crumbling marriage she had hoped to salvage. Though her husband, Theo, initiated the divorce, he’s now having a change of heart that’s difficult to reconcile as he fights against PTSD demons within. When a chance encounter with a stranger resurrects emotions in Sadie she never expected to feel again, her world is turned upside down. Will Sadie find the courage to shape her own future? Will Theo resolve his internal struggles and win Sadie back?

Rewrite the Stars is an honest, moving portrayal of life and love that reminds us how much of our happiness lies within our own grasp. If you like heartwarming stories about love, loss, and redemption, then you’ll love Christina Consolino’s debut novel.

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#BookSale “A Friend Like That: A Gripping Psychological Thriller” by Marissa Finch

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I should wonder why I feel so comfortable with Taylor. Why I’m so enamored with a stranger I met at a bar.

I should, but I don’t.

Alice Brewster is at a low point. After being let go from her job at the ritzy Grant Hotel, she’s taken to hiding out at a dingy Manhattan pub just so that she won’t have to tell anyone the shameful truth.

So when blonde, beautiful Taylor waltzes in one sunny afternoon, Alice is ready for the distraction of an unpredictable new friend.

As Alice and Taylor get closer, Alice confesses the real reason she lost her job — a hotel guest, the wealthy real estate mogul Weston Chambers, assaulted her.

But while Alice wants sympathy, Taylor’s rage is white hot.

We could kill him, she says.

Alice thinks she’s joking. Of course she’s joking.

But then Weston Chambers turns up dead.

And Taylor is nowhere to be found.

Now Alice is the prime suspect in the murder. But can she track down Taylor — and unravel the truth about her new friend’s real motives — before it’s too late?

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#BookSale “All the Things I Should Have Known” by Tiffany L. Warren

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“When I read a Tiffany L. Warren novel I know I’m going to get two things—a riveting story and a faith boost!”
—ReShonda Tate Billingsley

They are forty-something, successful, financially set . . . and done with trying to find “perfect” husbands. So why can’t Hahna, Twila, and Kimberly have men strictly for friendship, companionship—and especially mind-blowing sex? Their solution: be sugar mamas to gorgeous young studs who promise the best of having it all. But the ladies soon find that real lust and no strings is way more complicated than they thought . . .

All-business and all about the money, Hahna is drawn to Jovan, an aspiring writer. He’s content with his work and Hahna, but her determination to make him appreciate the finest things in life could easily tear them apart. Cautious Kimberly is swept off her feet by handsome adrenaline-junkie Shawn—but an old flame from her past sparks an even more dangerous passion. And for Twila, a smokin’-hot Instagram model is fulfilling all her scandalous, insatiable dreams . . . until his high-maintenance demands and jealousy throw her life into chaos. Now Hahna, Kimberly, and Twila need to trust their instincts and their hearts to reclaim their joy—and the love they truly deserve.
 
Praise for Tiffany L. Warren’s novels

“Filled with love, betrayal, heartbreak and forgiveness.”
—Kimberla Lawson Roby on The Favorite Son

 “Highly entertaining. Captivating and compelling. Great book club option.”
  —USAToday.com on The Replacement Wife
 
“In a fine blend of suspense and inspirational fiction, Warren spins an entertaining tale about folks misbehaving behind the pulpit in a modern African American church.”
  —Library Journal on The Pastor’s Husband

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