One Dark Night

One Dark Night

Two dead teens. A case gone cold. A twisted tangle of clues and dead ends.

One Dark Night… Geeze, was that ever a doozy of a case? It was April 1st, 1998 when the bodies of two teenagers, a young fella and his girlfriend, both high school seniors, were found among the trees on a lonely road just inside the city limits. The bodies had been stripped and left for the wild animals to… well, you get the idea.

The cops had a good idea who the killer was, but they never could prove it, so the case went cold… until April 1st, 2012 when local DA, Larry Spruce, asked me to take a look at it.

Right from the get-go, I knew it was going to be a bad one, and it was. My name is Harry Starke. I’m a private investigator. You want to know how bad it was? Read on. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Dungeness and Dragons: A Driftwood Mystery

Dungeness and Dragons: A Driftwood MysteryWhen the crabbing boat Johnny B. Goode is lost with all hands in a ferocious January storm, Officer Charley Whitehorse, “The Tracker,” believes it was not an Act of God, but an act of murder.

At the same time, young women are disappearing up and down the Oregon coast. The latest, Patricia Carmody, has vanished without a trace on her way to audition for a movie.

As Whitehorse and his partner, Tony Esperanza, scramble to untangle the web of clues, they tumble into a plot of human trafficking, vicious killings, and international conspiracy.

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Find Me in the Dark

Find Me in the Dark

My father’s path was one I never wanted to walk, but here I am, following drops of blood like a crumb trail left in the woods. I was born of murder, my life built on the bones of a prolific killer. And now, I must atone for sins that should not be mine to bear.

Detective Harlow Durant has spent a lifetime trying to escape the shadows of her tormented past. As the daughter of a convicted serial killer, Harlow was determined to turn her life around and is now the only female detective at the New York Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, bringing killers like her father to justice.

Upstate, in the small college town of Plattsburgh, the body of a young woman has been found inside a melting snowbank. Harlow and her partner Detective Lucas Park are immediately called in to investigate. Searching around the victim’s frozen body, they find a bracelet which identifies her as college student Alyssa Trent.

As Harlow and Lucas begin to gather evidence from the town’s shocked community, the snow continues to thaw and soon another two victims are discovered. With the body count rising fast it is clear that Harlow is hunting a serial killer. But what links these seemingly ordinary young women?

With a town living in fear and a killer at large, Harlow receives a chilling message from someone who knows her father’s case and knows the secret she has hidden from the bureau. Is she being warned off the case? And with a freak April snowstorm heading across the state, will Harlow risk everything to stop a killer dead in their tracks before they strike again?

From the bestselling author of Next Girl To Die comes a chilling and unputdownable crime thriller perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot and Robert Dugoni’s Tracy Crosswhite series. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Blood Like Rain

Blood Like Rain
Dylan would do anything for his brother. Even if it means riding his motorcycle into hell…or Rain, a town with a terrible past and a dark secret. They say the trouble is in the water, and that’s partially true. There’s poison in the ecosystem. But, the trouble is in their blood.

Nile could solve his problem. She could save them all. But, she doesn’t want to.

When mercy’s a sin, falling in love is not an option.…not that it matters. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Free: The Adelaide Henson Mystery Series

Mystery, Intrigue, Action! Characters you will love and characters you will love to see meet their fate. Strongly developed players who grow as the saga unfolds, one book to the next. Henson leads the charge against strange enemies as she becomes the powerful woman she is destined to be.

This series features a female protagonist as a detective assigned to a case of a murdered woman. The woman is married to a dangerous, retired mobster. The investigation leads the detective to Miami and Chicago to interview leads involving criminals and contract killers, all likely to be involved, as the mobster has many high-profile enemies. The identity of the killer is quite a surprise, but the story is peppered with clues, so there’s no ‘that’s a dumb ending’ and the feeling that you’ve just read a baseless novel.

As the series progresses into the later books, Detective Adelaide Henson is tested, but determined, and solves case after case. Each new book presents a mystery that is harder to solve than the last, leading the reader to challenging and puzzling cases.

One story leads into the next, always a mystery to solve. First, the death of a wealthy, mysterious woman. Then, other slain innocents. All at the hands of the insane. Along the way? contract killers, the mob, strange and powerful enemies, and…lovers

Henson’s as smart and tough as she is loving and sensual. The characters you’ll see in these novels, you will also find in later books. You’ll fall in love with Helen, the thin, pencil-faced contract killer. Daphne, too. And let’s not forget about Ulrich. He’s from Russia, and you’ll really enjoy what happens with him!

The series reads like a saga and the reader is exposed to the thoughts and feelings of Adelaide Henson. She can be bitchy and tough, smart and cunning, sad and depressed. Just like any person. The characters she interacts with in the series are richly developed and multi-faceted. They can be bad people doing good things, or good people being bad (you’ll want them to meet their fate).

If you like strong one of kind female characters determined to find the most heinous psychotic killers, even if it means entering into the dark world of hitmen, mobsters and outright ugly people, then follow this psychological mystery series and super cop Henson on her thrilling adventures. From to $0.99 on Kindle.

 

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Donatella

Faced with an adversary hellbent on her destruction, can Special Agent Dabria survive the onslaught, or will a well-orchestrated plot spell her demise?

Charlotte, North Carolina. From age eleven, Special Agent Dabria has been tormented by the murder of her parents. Though her FBI credentials can open the darkest doors, the determined agent constantly battles an enemy intent on her death.

When children begin disappearing from a gated community, Dabria is thrust into the spotlight and her journey for justice is just beginning. But even as the horrific crimes mount up, she must bring down a murderous lunatic with a stopwatch… and stare down a brutal domestic terrorist attack.

Can the determined woman survive an avalanche of violence, or will she fall victim to humanity’s grimmest deeds?

If you like fast-paced books with kick-ass female protagonists and diabolical antagonists, you’ll love Demetrius Jackson’s action-packed thrillers. $0.99 to 3.99 on Kindle.

 

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Free: The Imposter’s Trail

The Imposter's Trail
FBI Agent Sean Kruger made a mistake six years ago. A mistake allowing a ruthless serial killer to escape. Randolph Bishop has returned for vengeance on those who forced him to flee the country. Kruger comes out of retirement to find Bishop’s trail. A trail leading Kruger to question his own humanity. Free on Kindle.

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Midnight Vigilante

Midnight Vigilante

Riley Spencer and Julius Martinson have never met, but they have one thing in common: a life of crime.

When Julius slays the only family Riley has left, the vow she had once made of leaving her criminal life and the gun that had surrounded her, seemed useless. Risking her own life, she makes a new promise: to find justice at whatever cost.
Lurking in the shadows, she becomes “The Midnight Vigilante” A hero to some, a criminal to others. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Stealing the Spanish Princess

An art crime story where a British detective, Richard Langley, goes on the hunt for a stolen El Greco painting.

The painting belongs to a Russian oligarch and during the theft his girlfriend was killed.

Working with Richard Langley are detectives from the Homicide Unit, who are searching for the killer. Behind the scenes, a private art detective is also working to find out where the painting is.

The book’s plot has many twists and turns, leading detectives to St Petersburg and Madrid. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Catechism (Nick Ballard Book 1)

Catechism (Nick Ballard Book 1)

How many times can someone die?

Malfunctioning psychic, Nick Ballard must answer this question if he hopes to halt a string of seemingly unrelated murders in which he shares the horrific fates of the victims. An unstoppable killer is targeting him for reasons he doesn’t comprehend, and Nick is powerless as he is tortured over and over again. Solving the riddle of his own past is the only way to discover why the ability that made him into a TV star is now a curse.

Nick enlists the help of sceptical DCI, Kate Garvey, to help him hunt down a remorseless, implacable killer, as the body count rises and the final death comes ever closer. Free on Kindle.

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Free: The Harry Starke Series: Books 4 -6 (The Harry Starke Series Boxed Set Book 2)

The Harry Starke Series: Books 4 -6 (The Harry Starke Series Boxed Set Book 2)
Harry Starke: Books 4, 5 and 6. Howard writes in a style that is reminiscent of J.A Jance and Lee Child, while Starke also reminds me of Spenser and Travis McGee.Three sizzling crime novels packed full of murder, mystery, mind-bending action, heart-stopping suspense and rib-tickling humor. Blair Howard’s unique stories, his wickedly woven plots and his no-nonsense style of writing will keep you turning the pages all night long. You can’t read just one. So grab your copy and join Harry Starke on the hunt for justice today. Free on Kindle.

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Secrets Mothers Keep

Secrets Mothers Keep

A small town torn apart by a horrific hate crime.
An investigative reporter hell bent on finding the truth.
A mother’s worst nightmare.
What really happened to the Reyes boy? $0.99 on Kindle.

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Storm Season


Death brought him home, will love keep him there?

Agent Adam Klay is home to bury his father, not fall in love.

Micah Ryan’s been running on remote for years; the arrival of Adam Klay brings emotions to life Micah thought he’d never feel again.

When a series of sinister incidents leave Micah vulnerable to an unknown killer, Adam vows to protect him.

Can Adam safeguard Micah without losing his heart?

Storm Season is a dual POV about a terminally grouchy Federal Agent who discovers his softer side and a sweet man who thought he had nothing to live for. The Accidental Roots series follows a different couple in each book as they try to stop killers and unravel a human trafficking ring. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Retribution

Retribution

The violent drug-related murders of two prominent attorneys have the homicide division of the Chicago Police Department scrambling for answers, but without clues, a motive, or a suspect, not even the FBI can track down the killer.

With the media demanding an arrest and at their wits’ end, the Chicago Police Department makes an urgent call to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office in hopes of bringing in Kate Pierce, a psychic detective, on the case. A reluctant Kate agrees only when word comes that Jesse McCord, a new friend and top-notch Chicago homicide detective, has gone missing.

Partnered with Detective Henry Johnson of Chicago’s homicide division, Kate goes on the hunt for the killer, armed with clues from her revealing dreams—and her dogged determination. As they inch closer to locating Jesse and learning the identity of the suspect, they realize the killer may be much closer than they think. Free on Kindle.

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The Comfort of Distance

The Comfort of Distance

Sgt Hank LeGris stares down at the crushed and gaping skull in the dirt. It’s the second time in a just a few weeks that human remains have been found in the Black Hills. Citizens are getting restless. Is it a rogue mountain lion, as many people suspect? Or something even more sinister? Sebastien Grey is a brilliant forensic anthropologist with debilitating social phobia. When he is asked by his estranged brother to come to South Dakota and help identify who, or what, is leaving body parts scattered across the county, he discovers much more than the cause of these strange deaths. $4.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Hidden Justice

Hidden Justice

Frank Grimm is a retired detective who breaks into his neighbors’ homes searching for clues to find the man who murdered his daughter. What was once an unrelenting obsession in solving a crime has turned into something else — Frank breaking and entering, vicariously living through their lives, searching for a connection to anything.

One day he finds something waiting for him — a letter from a teenage girl who knows what he’s doing. It also says one other thing: “Help, my father is raping me. Please kill him.”

Frank must decide how far he’ll go outside the law to save a child from a monster. Free on Kindle.

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Free: The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood
#1 Amazon Bestseller, Winner of the Pencraft Award and 1st Book in Tejas Desai’s Riveting International Crime Trilogy The Brotherhood Chronicle (The Brotherhood, The Run and Hide, The Dance Towards Death)!

Enter a sinister, exotic world of danger, surprise and suspense. Niral Solanke, a down on his luck private investigator living in New York City during The Great Recession, is trying to redeem himself from a life of sin by rejoining a conservative Hindu religious organization called The Brotherhood. But when his childhood friend Priya Mehta dies mysteriously, he is tasked with investigating her demise.

As he probes her boyfriend, wealthy financier Vishal Patel, her brother, Hindu fanatic Amrat Mehta, and a wide variety of characters including visual artist Lauren Juvonich-Adams and building custodian Lance Portman, he realizes nothing is as it seems as he is drawn into a netherworld of crime, corruption and religious fervor.

This second edition contains many additional features, including a preface by the author, a note from the copyeditor, a detailed map of New York City, a list of characters, an updated Glossary of Hindu Terms, a study guide, trivia questions and a peek at the second volume, The Run and Hide. Free on Kindle.

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Barefoot in the Parking Lot

Barefoot in the Parking Lot
When a dead body is discovered in a restaurant parking lot, detectives White and Conley are called in to investigate. The suspect list grows larger and they hit dead end after dead end. When blackmail schemes and copycat murders come into play, finding the killer becomes increasingly more urgent. Can they catch a break? $0.99 on Kindle.

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