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The DCI Jack Harris Murder Mysteries Books 4-6 (affiliate link)
DCI Jack Harris would like nothing more than for his patch of England’s green and pleasant land to remain crime free so that he can enjoy the solitude of the hills with his two beloved dogs. But the criminals have other ideas and despite his best efforts, he gets more than his fair share of crimes to solve.
TO HONOUR THE DEAD – Book 4
A hillside town’s war memorial is defaced, and a WWII veteran is murdered. Are the two events connected, and who would commit such a crime? There is an obvious suspect, but something is not right. DCI Jack Harris must cut through the lies and find the culprit fast.
Code Breakers Complete Series: Books 1-4 (affiliate link)
Being human is no longer enough.
The fanatical Red Widows sweep destruction across the abandoned lands. Their aggression threatens to destroy the city Gerry had risked his life to save. Petal, the woman Gerry has come to love is dying. The despotic cabal, The Family, demand he brings her to them, but she’s missing, running from the Widows, searching for the truth of her origins before it’s too late.
When their paths cross, Petal and Gerry will hold the fate of humankind in their hands—if they can survive the malevolent digital entity that stalks them from the shadows.
Adirondack Audacity (affiliate link)
Her hopes for an idyllic Adirondack summer do not include Vicente Rienz, the camp lifeguard, known to his friends as Vic. Born to an American mother, but a Spanish grandee by birthright of his Mexican father, he is all male, in denim and leather, aloof, arrogant, and very competent at……..everything.
Murder on the Hill (Harley Hill Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Look out London, there’s a new investigator in town! Harley Hill is a twenty-five year old woman in need of a new identity. Until now she’s been know as many things: Baker, Crazy Cat Lady, Thief, Bandit, The girl dressed like a ninja…
When she’s offered an investigative position at the Silvers Finders Agency, she decides it’s time to go straight. Her first case is to discover why a mysterious object was left behind at a jewelry store break-in. But when it turns into a murder case, Harley will need all her skills to find the killer and uncover the secret of the artifact.
With the help of her new friends, an inquisitive cat, and two sexy men, Harley faces a race against the clock to catch the murderer. If she fails, it won’t just be the job she loses—but her life.
The Murder by Month Romcom Mystery Fall Bundle : Books 5-7 (affiliate link)
How much can go wrong in a single Monday? PI-in-training Mira James is about to find out.
Big city gal Mira James is finally settling into itty bitty Battle Lake. Sure, there’s that pesky dead-body-a-month hitch, and her hunky musician boyfriend has begun receiving mysterious late-night texts. The fact that her problematic ex seems to be tailing her doesn’t help, either.
But Mira is determined to ignore all that for one day so she can focus on the December wedding of two dear friends. She’s succeeding, too, until Kennie Rogers, Battle Lake mayor and frenemy extraordinaire, is kidnapped right in front of her eyes by a murderous Santa Claus.
DIRTY: The Reckless Series, Book #1 (The Reckless Crew) (affiliate link)
“Wrong Has Never Been So Right”
It’s all about the next dollar.
It started out as a job, but has morphed into an addiction.
Money flows and life is good.
Women respond to my mere presence, begging for one more taste.
I was the King, on top of the world.
It was all a game and I expected nothing less than being crowned the champion.
Then she waltzed into the club.
And everything became dirty.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel (affiliate link)
No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Code Name Hélène: A Novel (affiliate link)
Told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war, Code Name Hélène is a spellbinding and moving story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice and unfaltering resolve that chronicles the true exploits of a woman who deserves to be a household name.
It is 1936 and Nancy Wake is an intrepid Australian expat living in Paris who has bluffed her way into a reporting job for Hearst newspaper when she meets the wealthy French industrialist Henri Fiocca. No sooner does Henri sweep Nancy off her feet and convince her to become Mrs. Fiocca than the Germans invade France and she takes yet another name: a code name.
Me Before You: A Novel (Me Before You Trilogy Book 1) (affiliate link)
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
The Great Believers (affiliate link)
In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.
Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter.
We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel (affiliate link)
It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.
As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight.
Final Girls: A Novel (affiliate link)
Ten years ago, six friends went on vacation. One made it out alive….
In that instant, college student Quincy Carpenter became a member of a very exclusive club—a group of survivors the press dubbed “The Final Girls”: Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who endured the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape the massacre at Pine Cottage. Despite the media’s attempts, the three girls have never met.
Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life.
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