Aug 31, 2015
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Mystery/Thriller

SlushPile
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Twists, turns and double crosses in literary theft quickly expand to threaten the globe in: THE SLUSH PILE BRIGADE

By Samuel Marquis

Rating:  star star star star star 

Broke, single, and wanted by the police, Nick Lassiter discovers the latest blockbuster movie/book is his own unpublished manuscript.

Mask
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A shocking and whirlwind hunt for a cunning sociopath in: THE MASK MAKER

By Ken Ulano

Rating:  star star star star star 

A gruesome psychological thriller, THE MASK MAKER is not for the faint of heart and rewards with a multi-layered plot and nuanced characters.

DrinkDirt
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A vengeful ex-con seeking justice leaves a trail of bodies in: DRINK DIRT, EAT STONE

By Kyle Fleishman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A member of the Native Syndicate gang is sent to prison for murder. After serving his time, he is released but not after being given a task from Michael Wolfe, a fellow prisoner and fellow member of the gang.

Psycho
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Sun, surf . . . and murder in: PSYCHO-TROPICS.

By Dorian Box

Rating:  star star star star star 

A lottery-winning surfer has to confront his past and engage in a battle of wits with a murderer to set his skeletons free.

Playthings
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A seedy cast of characters circle each other as each tries to find a place to survive in Brendan Noss’s BROKEN PLAYTHINGS.

By Brennon Noss

Rating:  star star star star star 

The rape and murder of a wealthy family spurs into motion a gritty and raw descent into the seedy underbelly of human nature.

Dreamland
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Historical Cameos, humor and suspense create comedic juxtapositions in THE DEVIL IN DREAMLAND

By Ray M. Schultze

Rating:  star star star star star 

A spy thriller set in WWII-era Hollywood, full of intrigue and daring escapes.

Guilty
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The ethics of technology use in criminal cases explored in GUILTY OR INNOCENT.

By Ivan Bering

Rating:  star star star star star 

A detective with disciplinary issues must help solve two rape/murder cases while figuring out how the criminal justice’s new mind-reading system is being fooled.

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99 PERCENT KILL takes the reader through LA’s gritty world of sex slavery

By Doug Richardson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Beneath the glitter of Hollywood’s lights, there exists the dark world of a thriving sex trade industry.

DevilM
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Devil Music

By Carly Oroz

Rating:  star star star star star 

A supernatural mystery tale of a demon named Cain who’s sent on an innocent mission by his Master, but who ends up with a lot more than he bargained for when he has to take on a serial killer named the Engineer.

DAZE
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Grey Daze

By Michael Allan Scott

Rating:  star star star star star 

Psychic detective Lance Underphal must help his love interest Callie figure out what happened to her uncle, while dealing with a lawsuit accusing him of the wrongful death of his wife Sonya.

Redemption
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Fatal Redemption

By Lou Kilzer and Mark Boyden

Rating:  star star star star star 

Cigar-chomping, intrepid reporter Sally Will becomes embroiled in a multi-layered mystery spanning the globe. Sally faces an unstoppable hit man, Russian assassins, Mob bosses, and a race to save the President.

Face
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Face of Our Father

By G. Egore Pitir

Rating:  star star star star star 

A principled American pilot and his justice-obsessed attorney wife become entangled in a global terrorist plot that will test their bonds of love, trust, and dedication.

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Four Seats

By Aaron Cooley

Rating:  star star star star star 

Terrorists once again attack America, this time zeroing in on the highest court in the land. On October 7, four Supreme Court Justices and over one hundred innocents are taken out in a bombing.

Juror
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Final Juror: A Brad Frame Mystery

By Ray Flynt

Rating:  star star star star star 

The daughter of a juror killed seventeen years ago calls upon Brad Frame to solve the cold case. Before he can get into the case, he is summoned to jury duty for a sensational murder.

Ballot
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The Secret Ballot

By Matthew Wilson

Rating:  star star star star star 

A stirring alternate history that asks what would have happened if the 2008 American presidential election had used computerized voting. In an alternative 2008, it is two weeks until the election and the debut of a new, fully computerized federal election system.

Lies
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Deadly Lies

By Chris Patchell

Rating:  star star star star star 

When Detective Alex Shannon is asked to find a missing teenager, he must unravel the trail of lies that will lead him to her kidnapper. While he searches for the perpetrator, his wife Jillian is having an affair with her boss.

WhiteRiver
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The White River Killer

By Steven Wilson

Rating:  star star star star star 

A farmer and occasional journalist gets in over his head when he covers the murder of a young Arab student.

sleeping to
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Sleeping to Death

By G.D.Baum

Rating:  star star star star star 

A martial artist and bodyguard must solve the murder of his client’s brother, while mourning his late wife, watching his mentor die, and protecting those he loves.

Secret
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Secret Somethings

By Amber Kay

Rating:  star star star star star 

SECRET SOMETHINGS is the story of a seemingly perfect love connecting two individuals borne out of their twisted minds. After years of struggling with her schizoaffective disorder and feeling stifled by her small town and overbearing family, Judith Kirby meets brilliant and handsome Bryce Clayton by chance.

Nothingness
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The Nothingness

By JC Stockli

Rating:  star star star star star 

Evie Westvale is stuck in a never-ending spiral of drugs and drunkenness with no end or future in sight. Suddenly, a mysterious stranger starts showing up in her reality and her darkest dreams.

Outreach
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The Outreach Committee

By CL Woodhams

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE tackles a difficult subject with an elegant solution: murder the spouses of battered women.

Children
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All God’s Children

By Susan Kraus

Rating:  star star star star star 

After the tragic loss of her husband and the chaos that ensued, Grace McDonald thought she had left Kansas behind when she relocated to Alaska.

Commuter
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The Commuter

By Patrick Oster

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author Patrick Oster’s novel, THE COMMUTER, centers around the question: What happens when your curiosity of strangers gets the best of you? This story follows Barnaby Gilbert, a man whose life gets a lot more interesting after he’s laid off from his job.

NAPA
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The Napa Affair

By Matthew James McDonald

Rating:  star star star star star 

A sommelier and wine buyer gets entangled in the murder of a wine critic in the breezy and fun page-turner THE NAPA AFFAIR. THE NAPA AFFAIR begins with sommelier Sebastian Carroll traveling through the cavernous wine cellar of a wealthy estate to show off his wine expertise by identifying wines as forgeries.