Casey Hill is the pseudonym of the husband-and-wife writing team Kevin and Melissa Hill, of Dublin, Ireland.

caseyThey top today’s Buffet with Taboo, the first title in a series of forensic thrillers featuring Californian-born CSI Reilly Steel. This is a police procedural crime fiction mystery series that will appeal to fans of Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, and Karin Slaughter — or followers of the TV shows “CSI” and “Criminal Minds.”

Taboo was an international bestseller upon release in 2011. Since then it’s been followed by Inferno, Hidden, The Watched, and Trace. A prequel to the series, Crime Scene, is also available.

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TABOO – CSI Reilly Steel #1Forensic Novel Mystery Series

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime

TABOO - CSI Reilly Steel #1 (Police Procedural Forensic Thriller Series): Forensic Novel Mystery Series

Forensic investigator Reilly Steel, Quantico-trained and California-born and bred, imagined Dublin to be a far cry from bustling San Francisco, a sleepy backwater where she can lay past ghosts to rest and start anew.

She’s arrived in Ireland to drag the Garda forensics team into the 21st-century plus keep tabs on her Irish-born father who’s increasingly seeking solace in the bottle after a past tragedy.

But a brutal serial killer soon puts paid to that. A young man and woman are found dead in a hotel room, the gunshot wounds on their naked bodies suggesting a suicide pact. But as Reilly and the team dig deeper and more bodies are discovered, they soon realize that a twisted murderer is at work, one who seeks to upset society’s norms in the most sickening way imaginable…

A Little Bit of Everything Lost

 Women’s Fiction

A Little Bit of Everything Lost

Falling in love for the first time made Marnie feel a little bit lost…

At 19, Marnie plunged into first love with Joe, a guy who was completely wrong for her. Their romance was fast and exhilarating and like nothing Marnie had ever experienced or understood. Just as quickly as it began, it was over, with no explanation. He left her with unanswered questions and unexpected feelings of loss and regret, and a quiet grief she would carry with her for the next fifteen years.

When Joe returns, Marnie is a 34-year-old wife and mother to two rambunctious little boys, who is slowly healing from a devastating loss. All the emotions she suppressed from the past fifteen years surge to the surface, threatening to ruin her marriage and destroy her family. She’ll need to confront the one person who hurt her the most to realize that love and loss sometimes go hand in hand… and that you have to live with some of your toughest choices for the rest of your life.

Mandy

 Fiction > Gothic

Mandy

Mandy’s brother, Ned is in trouble. He has been accused of murdering the woman who had been clearly trying to seduce him.

Their guardian, the Duke of Margate is summoned to help.

Mandy had always assumed he was an old man. But, the duke was far from old. He was, in fact, virile, dashing and oh so good looking.
The duke enjoyed being a confirmed bachelor…and then he met Mandy.

But, first things first—they had to prove Ned innocent.

The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in The Suburban Murder Series)

 Mystery > Women Sleuths

The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in The Suburban Murder Series)

In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn’t happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect façade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers’ need to live vicariously only makes it worse.

Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx’s top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men—and a lot smarter, too. Yet when is summoned to Greenvale, she finds herself getting lost in a case that even she can’t comprehend. She stumbles into a land of secrets, a place where husbands hide their pasts from their wives, where friends are not what they seem, and where no one wants to know too much. As she digs deeper into layers of suburban dysfunction, she comes to learn that, behind all the fake smiles, there is a subtle violence–rivaling even her crime-ridden streets of the Bronx.

With a killer on the loose, time running out, and a new partner who never recovered from his washed-up alcoholic days, the odds are stacked against Bella. She is determined, though, to save these girls, whatever the cost. Yet as she gets close, the depth of psychosis she discovers shocks even her….

Cornerstone (Souls Of The Stones Book 1)

 Fantasy > Coming of Age

Cornerstone (Souls Of The Stones Book 1)

When Emariya Warren learns enemy forces have captured her father, she’ll do anything to save him. Anything. Even marry a mysterious prince she knows nothing about in order to rally the strength to arrange a rescue. During her journey to Torian’s foreign castle, Emariya comes face to face with her mother’s killers–and a deadly secret.

Not only does Emariya possess a powerful but unexpected magical gift passed down through each of her families, the prince she’s promised to marry possesses a third, and an ominous prophecy has warned the three gifts must never be combined.

If she breaks her promise to marry Torian, she won’t be able to save her father and if she keeps it, she may bring a curse upon everything she holds dear. Determining which choice is best won’t be easy, but when she meets the gorgeous prince who may desire more than just her heart, she realizes she will have to fight just to have a choice at all.

Her heart wants him desperately. Her head begs her to run. If she doesn’t want to share her mother’s fate, she’ll have to find a way to untangle the truth from the lies in time to save herself.

Imprinted By The Alpha (The Marked One – Book 1)

Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters

Imprinted By The Alpha (BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance) (The Marked One - Book 1)

Ava is drawn back to her hometown just weeks before her 21st birthday and she has no idea why. After meeting alpha wolf Caleb, she’s content with the small town living she’d known before, but her best friend Kelly will reveal Willow Falls is a town with many faces.

When Ava’s mother reveals a secret prophecy, she is faced with a future far removed from the one she expected.

She must navigate her new love while facing a responsibility she doesn’t feel prepared for. Whether she is ready or not, everything she knows about Willow Falls is changing – including her.

The Old Equations

 Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Old Equations

A married couple face eight years of separation as the husband goes off on a deep space mission. They knew it would be difficult, but they weren’t prepared for the cruelty of the unknown. Coming to terms with new equations and ways of looking at the future is difficult enough, but can any relationship prevail when the only tie to the present starts to break down?

Can, Preserve, and Dry: A Beginners Guide To Canning, Preserving, and Dehydrating your Food

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Canning & Preserving

Can, Preserve, and Dry: A Beginners Guide To Canning, Preserving, and Dehydrating your Food

Looking for a great way to save money, eat healthier, and learn a time tested skill set? Learning how to can your own foods is a great way to accomplish all of that and more! This book will cover the equipment you’ll need to get started and the different methods of safe, effective canning. During any unstable economy, good preparation means being ready for an unexpected shortage in basic necessities. Learning these techniques will ensure that you’re prepared for months, even years with an assortment of wide-ranging nutritional foods. However, preparedness isn’t the only reason for food preservation; there are several economical, nutritional, and enjoyable reasons to embrace this movement.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control

 Psychology > Cognitive

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control

Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?

The world’s leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?

In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life–from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.

Saga: A Novel of Medieval Iceland

 Fantasy > Historical

Saga: A Novel of Medieval Iceland

This retelling of the ancient Saga of the People of Eyri is a modern classic. Absolutely gripping and compulsively readable, Booklist said this book, “does what good historical fiction is supposed to do: put a face on history that is recognizable to all.” And medieval expert Tom Shippey, writing for the Times Literary Supplement said, “Sagas look like novels superficially, in their size and layout and plain language, but making their narratives into novels is a trick which has proved beyond most who have tried it. Janoda’s Saga provides a model of how to do it: pick out the hidden currents, imagine how they would seem to peripheral characters, and as with all historical novels, load the narrative with period detail drawn from the scholars. No better saga adaptation has been yet written.”

Paris Letters

 Biographies & Memoirs

Paris Letters

Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush…and Paris
How much money does it take to quit your job?

Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this questions to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn’t as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe.
A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street—who doesn’t speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves—words, art, and Christophe—to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever.

Dying for Love (A Slaughter Creek Novel)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense

Dying for Love (A Slaughter Creek Novel)

Everything she believes is a lie.

Amelia Nettleton has struggled to overcome her childhood trauma and finally has a chance to lead a normal life—a life with a husband and a family. But a recurring nightmare haunts her: she dreams of a baby crying for its mother…a baby that may be hers, and was stolen from her.

Six years ago, special agent John Strong woke up in a hospital with no memories—but with a strong feeling that he committed terrible acts. Now, driven to atone for a history he can’t remember, he works with the FBI to locate missing children.

When Amelia turns to John for help, an intoxicatingly familiar passion ignites between them. But the closer they get, the more secrets from their dark pasts come to light…secrets that someone will kill to keep them from discovering.

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town

 Business & Money > International

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town

The instant New York Times bestseller about one man’s battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.

The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world’s biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately Bassett was forced to send its production overseas.

One man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man, now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of more than $90 million. In FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy brings to life Bassett’s deeply personal furniture and family story, along with a host of characters from an industry that was as cutthroat as it was colorful. As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer grit and cunning to save hundreds of jobs, she also reveals the truth about modern industry in America.

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