CRESCENDO REDEMPTION WITH A BULLET
by Deborah J. Ledford
Inola Walela takes center stage as the only female Native American officer on the Bryson City, North Carolina police force, Inola Walela, must always play her A game. All bets are off when during a routine traffic stop the passenger insists her son has been kidnapped but is struck by a car before Inola can glean any hard facts. An altercation ensues and Inola’s partner is felled by a bullet—possibly from her gun. On administrative leave, fraught with guilt for allegedly killing her partner, and obsessed with the possibility of a missing child out there somewhere, she defies the force and her fiancé, Sheriff Steven Hawk. Inola sets off on her own journey to find the missing boy.
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by Ron Wick
Ron Wick’s DESERT KILL, the second book of the Santiago Mystery Series, has been published and nominated for the IPPY (Independent Publishers Award) by StoneThread Publishing. Michelle Santiago’s best friend Nikki, wife of billionaire Claude Braun, begs for help in finding her missing stepdaughter Lindsey. Santiago’s commitment to help takes her away from a coastal vacation in Washington State with her partner lover, Seattle police department homicide detective Chance Stewart, to a murderous nightmare in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun. The search for Lindsey leads Santiago into the world of a psychopathic killer’ a former spook, MIA, mercenary, assassin, and serial killer of young women. A team of special FBI agents joins the search to neutralize the kidnapper if he is the rogue spook to prevent him from coming to trial in open court and exposing government secrets. Santiago is stalked, imprisoned, and threatened with life-altering circumstance in her search and battle for survival with the obsessive killer. DESERT KILL is available on Smashwords, Amazon and Barns & Noble.
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors June 2014
MURDER UNDER THE ITALIAN MOON
Lela York Mystery series #1
by Maria Grazia Swan
Italian-born Lella York leads a very predictable life as an average housewife in Southern California … until a strange encounter on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy predicts a very different future. Upon returning from her vacation, Lella is shocked to find her best friend, Ruby, has not only accidentally shot her own husband, but also mysteriously disappeared. To Lella’s horror, her son Kyle is accused of kidnapping the missing woman. And the fact that he is driving around in the dead husband Ferrari Testarossa is not helping his case. With her son in jail, her best friend vanished, and her life turning into a soap opera, the last thing Lella expects to encounter as police lieutenant who gets her heart racing in more ways than one. Homicide Lieutenant Devin stirs feelings in Lella that she hasn’t felt since becoming a widow four years ago. But can she trust his agenda. Lust, guilt, and confusion mix together in a dangerous game of cat and mouse as Lella tries to untangle the web of lies and deceit that’s quickly closing in around her.
Available now in print and ebook!
Also by Maria Grazia Swan
LOVE THY SISTER, BOSSOM BODIES, ITALIAN SUMMER, MATING DANCE: RITUALS FOR SINGLES WHO WEREN’T BORN YESTERDAY.
THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND
by Jennifer McMahon
Mysterious Galaxy Review
“Twenty-five years ago, a serial killer terrorized a small Connecticut town. His trademark was leaving his victims’ right hands in milk cartons in public places, followed a few days later by their bodies. Reggie Dufrane’s mother, Vera, was presumed to be the final victim when her hand was discovered. When a demerged by alive Vera contacts Reggie and they return to Brighton Falls, it’s less a joyful reunion than a resumption of that terrible summer of 1985. I know it sounds like hyperbole to claim one reads with one’s heart in one’s throat, but that’s an accurate description of allowing Jennifer McMahon to immerse one of her suspenseful worlds. I literally have to remind myself to breathe as I turn pages, as she ratchets the suspense tighter and tighter.”- Maryelizabeth
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DEATH BY THE DOZEN
by Jenn McKinlay
A Mysterious Galaxy Book Review
“Another madcap, over-the-top baking and sleuthing adventure featuring the owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery does not disappoint, even if it is more of the same fun we have read before. You will still want to find out how much trouble Melaine Cooper and Angie DeLaura can cause when they look into the latest murder of someone in their circle, how they are screwing up their love lives, and what new interesting characters will be introduced into the feeding frenzy! The third book in this series revolves around the competition for the first prize in the Scottsdale Food festival and the death of Mel’s mentor from culinary school. Don’t miss the fun … and lucky for us there is more to come.”- tlg
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by David Bell
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“CEMETERY GIRL is a perfect ‘page-turner,’ a book that commands the reader’s attention with it compact style and enigmatic scenario. In it, a couple finds their marriage torn apart by the disappearance of their 12-year-old daughter. With the girl missing for four years, her mother is anxious to move on, while her father is obsessed with finding her. Is the blond girl he sees in the cemetery really her, someone else, an hallucination, or a ghost?”
“To say more would be criminal. In fact, you may want to avoid reading the dust jacket! Suffice it to say that you will meet a cast of characters whose motives are suspect. The weird uncle, the stripper, the busybody reverend … are they connected to the disappearance, and if so, how? You will puzzle and agonize over the fate of the girl. Ultimately you will learn just enough to satisfy you, while giving you a bit ambiguity to reflect on after you’ve finished reading the book.” – MC
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