In James Patterson and Maxine Paetro’s 11th Hour, Detective Lindsay Boxer is pregnant. She is also investigating the murder of millionaire, Chaz Smith. Not only is the murder weapon linked to the deaths of four other major criminals, but it was stolen from the evidence locker in her department. As a second crime scene is discovered in the garden of a famous actor, which includes two heads on display and another underground; Lindsay realizes there could be many more victims. As the press exposes Lindsay’s personal life and everyone is a suspect—even her best friends, time is running out. Will Detective Boxer figure out who the killer is before the 11th Hour?
If you liked Patterson’s 11th Hour, check out these indie thrillers…
Sloane Monroe Series Boxed Set by Cheryl Bradshaw begins with Black Diamond Death, and continues with Sinnerman and I Have a Secret. Sloane Monroe investigates a murder at a Utah ski resort in Black Diamond Death, goes after her sister Gabrielle’s murderer in Sinnerman, and in I have a Secret, Sloane returns to her hometown when a classmate is killed in Tehachapi, California. Praised highly by fans, Private Investigator Sloane Monroe seems to get more followers with each book. Bradshaw is an Amazon Kindle Best Selling Author in Mystery.
Sister of Silence by Daleen Berry is a true crime story that will keep you riveted all the way through. Raped at thirteen, forced into a marriage to a coal miner and having had four children by the time she was twenty one, Berry is a survivor. This is the story of how she overcame the stereotypes of teen mothers and became an award winning journalist. Joining forces with an FBI agent writing the forward, Daleen Berry shatters the silence around teen pregnancy and lets the world see inside her life. Sister of Silence was banned from school libraries and featured during Banned Book Week 2011. Hint: Banned means powerful!
A Grave in the Vegetable Garden by Janice Coy introduces Krystal McKinnon, a mom with a desperate scheme intended to protect her daughter. McKinnon finds herself digging an actual grave in her vegetable garden. Although she is good at keeping things to herself, some things just can’t be buried. Some things come back to haunt us. Now that she has come to terms with what she’s done, McKinnon has a specter from the past looking to settle the score with her. What will she do now that she has accepted her misdeeds? Read on and see!
Murder Takes Time (Friendship & Honor) by Giacomo Giammatteo delves into the New York underworld from a fresh perspective. Part mob story, Murder is chock full of graphic description of murders and fast paced action sequences. There is also a psychological thriller aspect to this one. Not your typical mob narrative, Giammatteo’s tale is trumped as a love story and a life story in one by Amazon reviewers. With lots of positive reviews from its fans, Murder Takes Time is a new species of crime writing.
The Diaries – An Espionage Thriller by Chuck Driskell features Gage Hartline, former special ops soldier. Hartline is pursued across Europe by the French mob, US Army and a rogue DGSE agent after the discovery of Hitler’s lover’s shocking diaries. In said diaries lies information that was not meant for exposure. When Gage’s loved ones are targeted, he evolves from prey to predator. Compared by reviewers to Grisham and Ludlum, The Diaries is a European espionage gem.
If you enjoyed Patterson’s 11th Hour you will likely find something here that will keep you just as intrigued. Check out these awesome indies and get in touch with your inner sleuth!