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Author: Black, D.D.
Traditional Detective Mysteries

How do you catch a killer who’s already behind bars?

Thomas Austin was once a prominent NYPD detective, known for locking up a psychopathic serial killer dubbed “The Holiday Baby Butcher.” Now retired in a small beach town in the Pacific Northwest, Austin runs a little café, trying to overcome the loss of his wife, a DA who was gunned down only one year ago.

When a mysterious bag of bones appears on a nearby beach, Austin is dragged back into a world he thought he’d left behind. The Holiday Baby Butcher is behind bars, so it has to be a copycat.

But with each new clue, the killer seems closer and closer to the real thing. And when Austin finally learns the truth, it’s a twist so shocking it shakes him to his core.

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Author: Allenton, Kate
Women Sleuths

Dealing with ghosts is easy. It’s dealing with the living that keeps me hiding in the shadows.

Until Now.

No one knows how a record number of cold cases are solved in Billson, Mississippi. No one knows that my psychic abilities are responsible for providing the clues to solve these dead files. And certainly no one knows that I’m the person providing the tips to my godfather at the local PD.

That is until an attempt on my godfather’s life puts him in the ICU.

I’m willing to give up my anonymity to help solve this case if Detective Mason Spencer would only believe me, but convincing him proves harder than dealing with the dead.

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Author: Hemming-Clark, John

“IN YOU GO! A year or two in the life of a scout leader” is about the first years that John Hemming-Clark spent as a scout leader in Chislehurst, Kent at a time of life when some are starting to think about putting their feet up.

His trials and tribulations as he seeks to learn the ropes with only the most essential training to help him, that and his life experiences, are written about in hilarious detail.

Troop meetings, hikes, camps, excursions, his relationship with beavers, cubs and explorers as well as girl guides, leaders, trainers and managers are all included.

Read about
•how John became a leader after having been sacked as a scout committee chairman
•his first troop meeting with just one scout, until three girls turned up
•a camping training weekend when John’s past finally caught up with him
•the infamous hammock camp when a tsunami appeared out of nowhere
•the summer camp when a girl guide welly stick was liberated for the day, only to find out that it wasn’t actually what the scouts thought it was
•a trip to Bewl Water reservoir when an alternative toilet was discovered
•a hike when some scouts took up smoking

… and much more …

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Author: Lane, Nina
Women’s Romance Fiction

I was the quiet college girl hiding from a tormented past. He was my enigmatic professor with demons he couldn’t outrun. We shouldn’t have been able to have anything real together, but we did. Even though it was hot and reckless, which it still is.

Intense. Raw. Cataclysmic. That’s how our marriage has been since. He may have taught me how to live, how to let go—in every wicked way possible—but I showed him how to trust. And eventually, how to love.

Little did I know what one dark secret could do to three years of happiness, or how far the chain of events could push a man who’d fight any danger imaginable…

For me.

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Author: Layouni, NJ
Time Travel Romance

Time Travel. Sideways.

She wakes up in a cave, wearing nothing but her dodgy, mismatched underwear, and her only company is that of the strange man who saved her life.

Tall, dark, and extremely handsome, Vadim certainly has the potential to help Martha forget a lot of things, especially that treacherous louse Tony!

But this isn’t the twenty-first century, and medieval Erde is nothing like home!

If she’s to have any hope of fitting in, Martha’s going to need a lot of help. Vadim offers his protection, but it comes at a price.

If Martha wants his help she’ll have to pretend to be his wife!

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Author: Plakcy, Neil S.
Cozy Dog Mystery
A dog, a synagogue, and a deadly crime. When a young man suffering from mental illness disrupts the blessing of the animals at Steve Levitan’s synagogue, he and his golden retriever Rochester are launched into an investigation that will take Steve back into the past of his family, his congregation, and the Jewish population of the city where he was born. In this 8th of the golden retriever mysteries, Steve and Rochester nose out suspects and dig up clues to present-day crimes—and ones in the past which still influence the living. From the rabbi’s Talmud study group to a homeless shelter in Trenton, our two intrepid sleuths are on the trail of someone with deep secrets, and the will to kill to protect them.
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Author: Vogel, Vince
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Private Investigator Mysteries

“They burned it down once…they should burn it down again.”
Once the star of Scotland Yard, burned out East London detective Jack Sheridan is now working a low end station, estranged from his family and haunted by his past.

When a young woman is discovered in woodland nailed to a cross, Jack is sent spiralling into direct confrontation with that past after she’s identified as the daughter of a murdered cop he once knew.

On his way to the Tunisian border, Alex Dorring is informed that his sister has been murdered. Dorring is Agent 192 of Uriel, a clandestine assassins wing of MI6.

With revenge on his mind, Dorring makes his way to London and begins investigating her death in his own special way.

With both men operating under entirely different rules, the death of one girl sees a bed of lies, sexual violence, murder and corruption come rising to the surface as London descends into chaos.

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Author: Hadley, Aspen
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Romantic Comedy

It started out innocently enough . . .

Hailey Thomas is perfectly content living a quiet life as a second-grade teacher. She’s definitely not looking for a husband. But when one of her students can’t stop bragging about her single dad, she decides to do some sleuthing and what she finds turns her into a part-time internet stalker, complete with daydreams she can never admit to.

When the object of her research shows up at her school and accuses her of scheming with his eight year-old daughter, she vows to put an end to all of it and avoid him at all costs. Ford Whittaker may be a wealthy businessman and ridiculously handsome single dad, but he’s definitely not the man she’d imaged he was.

Only, avoiding Ford is becoming impossible thanks to her honorary uncle, her four best friends, and the daughter that actually is a schemer. Every week it’s something new, and the more they get thrown together, the more Hailey wonders if maybe she’d been a little bit lonelier than she realized.

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Author: Darke, Edwina
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Sexy Romantic Comedy

In this modern Manhattan fairytale, Prince Charming is the one conning Cinderella.

Cyn is not an uptight workaholic who doesn’t know how to have a good time. No matter what her sister says. So what if she’s working two jobs, volunteering at an animal shelter, and hasn’t had a boyfriend for over a year. She still knows how to have fun.

She’s going to prove it too. With the scruffy, smirky, far-too-charming personal trainer she just picked up in a bar.

Reliable, responsible, and heir-apparent to his father’s billion-dollar corporate throne, Cameron hasn’t had time for a relationship in years. Besides, in his experience, love always ends in divorce.

Just ask his father, who is on number eleven.

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Author: Linde, K.A.
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Sword & Sorcery Fantasy

Ten years ago, half-Fae, half human Kerrigan Argon was discreetly dropped off onto the steps of Draco Mountain with nothing but a note. Her life changes completely as she’s swept into the care of the House of Dragons—an elite training program for gifted Fae.

On the year of her seventeenth name day, each student will be chosen by one of the twelve tribes of Alandria to enter society.

Everyone is chosen, except Kerrigan.

So, she strikes a bargain with the Dragon Society: convince a tribe to select her or give up her birthright forever. With the unlikeliest of allies—Fordham Ollivier, the cursed Fae prince, who escaped his dark throne—she has to chart her own destiny to reshape the world.

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Author: Alger, Cristina
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Psychological Thrillers

FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn’t been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was murdered when Nell was just seven.

When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father’s ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father’s partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect–and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Plagued by doubts about her mother’s murder–and her own role in exonerating her father in that case–Nell can’t help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds–not just about those she loves, but about herself.

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Author: Boyes, Shandi
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Romantic Suspense
My reputation was fierce, a force not to be reckoned with. To my competitors, I was a ruthless, coldhearted man whose devotion only ever centered around his empire. Then she unmasked me by forcing a bar into the cogs that would have seen me spiraling out of control. When Isabelle Brahn fell at my feet, I knew in an instant my life would never be the same. With an ability to see through the shield others couldn’t, she taught me that my greatest accomplishments weren’t measured by my power or wealth, but by the man beneath the enigmatic mask. But with change comes challenges. I fought to get where I am—I fought for her—so when secrets and betrayals threaten the very things I want the most, you can be assured I’ll fight to the death to keep them.

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