Tag: debut

  • Mary Keliikoa: Hidden Pieces

    Mary Keliikoa: Hidden Pieces

    Misty Pines Mystery Series Sheriff Jax Turner is a heartbroken man. Having lost his daughter to cancer, and his wife to the inevitable fall-out of his consuming grief, he’s ready to exit the world. A radio call about Allison, who’s been missing for hours, forces him to a noxious reality. Brought back from the brink of Read more

  • David Putnam: A Fearsome Moonlight Black

    David Putnam: A Fearsome Moonlight Black

    Hesitant, unsure, purposeful, and determined, Dave Beckett has all the hallmarks of a rookie cop in 1979. His initial days on the job are marred by a difficult call, a suicide. It’s not the only disturbing call of that nature that he responds to in those early years. Forward eight years, Beckett is now a Read more

  • Adam Lyndon: Devil’s Chimney

    Adam Lyndon: Devil’s Chimney

    Available June 23 – Preorder Here DEAD COPS SLEEP LONG PC Rutherford Barnes and his partner Harriet Holden have done the Sussex police department proud. They arrested Howard Van Leer as the suspect who has been on a burglary streak for weeks. It was Holden’s new digs that they found Van Leer outside of, but Read more

  • David Whitton: Seven Down

    David Whitton: Seven Down

    Seven of them: Reservations, Engineering, Catering, Courtesy, Security, Management, and Systems. Seven sleeper agents at a chic hotel. They know nothing about each other. They know only about the phone call that will set them on their assigned task. Written as an interrogation of each agent in turn, we see that what starts off as Read more

  • Halley Sutton: The Lady Upstairs

    Halley Sutton: The Lady Upstairs

    Blackmail, Corruption – All in a Day’s Work Jo, Lou and Jackal all work for the Lady Upstairs. Lou is the only one who has direct contact with Lady. She delivers the targets, and they get to work. The targets: wealthy men who are somehow on Lady’s radar. Generally, cheating, corrupt, thieving, assholes. Jackal didn’t Read more

  • Author C.S. O’Cinneide: Starr Sting Scale

    Author C.S. O’Cinneide: Starr Sting Scale

    She’s 6-feet + of mean and will cut you down with nary a side look. She also has the occasional soft spot in certain circumstances, but don’t count on it to keep you safe. Candace Starr retired after her release from prison. A contract killer, she often took after her father in methodology – snapping Read more

  • Jonathan Brown: The Big Crescendo

    Jonathan Brown: The Big Crescendo

    The L.A. Practice Joint isn’t much, but it’s got cheap rates and works for the up and comers, and those who never will be. Lou Crasher collects the money and books the rooms, meantime picking up gigs around the city as a drummer. Hi main gal is a 1965 Mustang, but lately it’s Angela that’s Read more

  • Catharine Riggs: What She Gave Away

    Catharine Riggs: What She Gave Away

    Admittedly, Crystal Love had a pretty tough life. Adopted by a dysfunctional couple, she was abandoned by both of them when the marriage ended. Revenge against society became Love’s lifestyle. A plus size woman in a skinny world, she imagined the worse thing that could happen to someone, and then made it come true. Kathi Read more

  • Gale Massey: The Girl From Blind River

    Gale Massey: The Girl From Blind River

    Bottom of the Deck If you are Jamie Elders, you are living in a dingy trailer under the thumb of your criminal uncle. Your teenage brother has problems with anger management, and your mother is an ex-con just released from prison. Jamie is 19 and knows life is better – somewhere. Meantime, she’s pretending to Read more

  • Lone Thiels: Fatal Crossing

    Lone Thiels: Fatal Crossing

      Thrift Shop Suitcase Dangerous Journey   Nora Sands is the London correspondent for the Danish weekly magazine Globalt. When she buys a used leather suitcase, tucked inside are old pictures of teenage girls. One of the pictures is of two girls on a Danish ferry. They disappeared in the 80s. This leads Sands to serial killer William Hickley and she realizes that the suitcase Read more

  • Brian Panowich: Bull Mountain

    Family of crime Sheriff of duty   Dark. Immersive . Violent . Compelling   Bull Mountain in northern Georgia is the kingdom of the Burroughs family and Hal sits comfortably on his throne.  They are a vicious lot, running their criminal enterprise in ruthless patterns of violence. Dealing mainly in meth and marijuana, they rule the mountain Read more

  • Judy Penz Sheluk: The Hanged Man’s Noose

      Canadian debut author   Judy Penz Sheluk has written extensively on her blog about her journey into the publishing world. It’s her way to help authors who like her, have to do much, if not all, themselves.     She disclosed her path with such honesty, angst and enthusiasm you couldn’t help but be right along-side her as she Read more