Pre-school teacher turned private eye Nala Bonne, and her opinionated dog, Max, have a nose for evil doings in Circle City. They’ve recently gone to the dogs, make that rescue dogs. Not everyone in Indianapolis has a soft spot for a homeless pup. Someone has it out for the dogs and the people who love them. A midnight call jolts Nala and Max into action as they rush to the aid of a local rescue dog queen, but it may already be too late.
There’s a body in your alley…
Arianna Jackson—AJ to her friends—and her occasionally well-behaved Alaskan Malamute, Nicoh, live a normal, uneventful, admittedly mundane existence, where nothing out of the ordinary ever happens.Until it does.Early one morning, AJ stumbles upon a horrifying scene—a girl’s body lies broken in the dumpster behind her home, her face beaten and mutilated.
A secret reveals you’re living a lie…
As if that weren’t enough to upset the balance of normal, things go from bad to worse when she learns of her connection to the murdered girl. Suddenly, AJ realizes her entire life has been filled with secrets and lies.
A killer hunts for you…
Together with her trusty sidekick, Nicoh, and BFF, Leah, AJ must search for answers. But can she, when finding the truth proves to be more deadly than living the lie?
Would you search for the truth if you knew it could kill you?
Join AJ and her pals as they race to unravel the mystery of her past, where the pieces of the puzzle bring more questions than answers and the only certainty is the killer’s end game—AJ’s life.
Find your truth…
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“There’s been another murder” yells the newsboy as he agitates a copy of the Daily News above his head.
Henrietta Jones is tired of being afraid. One by one, women with red hair are vanishing in the small town of Ember only to be found dead in an isolated Hunting Lodge at the back of the local park. Then, one cold, snowy night, a stranger appears on Henrietta’s doorstep, looking for a room to rent.
Torn between suspicion, fear, and a desperate need for money, Henrietta welcomes the stranger into her home. But as the body count rises, she watches the strange man living upstairs with eagle eyes, worried that there might be a killer among them. Because Henrietta, like all the dead women, has red hair.
As she impatiently waits for the police to carry out their investigations, Henrietta realizes that danger could be closer than she thought. Her husband, her neighbor, and others around her carry long-submerged secrets that could be putting her in danger. Fearing for her life, she takes matters into her own hands, not realizing that by doing so, she has become marked for death.
Targeted Age Group:: 18 to 118
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love writing. As I hit middle age, I started observing how those around me had changed down the years. Don't know how to write this without fewer I's, sorry, but I write this Murder Mystery Series, The Margo Fontaine Mysteries, and it's set in Louisiana, where I've spent most of my adult life. If you're looking for quirky, unique, at times superstitious, and super interesting people, go to Louisiana! Anyway, this couple that the story is about, didn't fit in any of my books in the series, so one morning, being in quarantine without much to do, I sat down and wrote a one off, about this unloved middle-aged redheaded woman who stumbles upon a murder mystery that changes her life. There you go. You'll have to read it to find out the rest!
The commissioner banned citizen interference in investigations, but that’s never stopped Donna before and won’t stop her now.
A race yacht has capsized. A millionaire has gone missing. If that and the involvement of a would-be psychic aren’t reason enough to worry, adding Donna’s meddling mother to the mix will jeopardize Legacy’s reputation even further.
Can Donna rein in the chaos before it spells disaster for everyone?
The first time we met Jason Davey, he was entertaining passengers aboard the Alaska cruise ship Star Sapphire, Eight ‘til Late in the TopDeck Lounge.
Then he came ashore, got a gig playing lead guitar at London’s Blue Devil jazz club, and gained a certain amount of notoriety tracking down missing musician Ben Quigley in the Canadian north.
Now Jason’s back again, this time investigating the theft of £10,000 from a dancer’s locker at a Soho gentlemen’s club.Jason initially considers the case unsolvable. But the victim, Holly Medford, owes a lot of money to London crime boss Arthur Braskey and, fearing for her life, has gone into hiding at a posh London hotel.
Jason’s investigation takes him from Cha-Cha’s and Satin & Silk (two Soho lapdancing clubs) to Moonlight Desires (an agency featuring high class escorts) and finally to a charity firewalking event, where he comes face to face with Braskey and discovers not everything Holly’s been telling him is the complete truth.
As he becomes increasingly drawn into the seamy underside of Soho, Jason tries to save Gracie, his band-mate’s 14-year-old runaway daughter, from Holly’s brother Radu, a ruthless pimp, while at the same time protecting Holly herself from a vengeful Braskey – nearly losing his life, and Gracie’s – in the process.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-70
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I'd written about my main character, Jason Davey, in a previous novel set on a cruise ship in Alaska (Cold Play). He was such fun to work with that I wanted to bring him back, this time as an amateur sleuth working in London.
I'd never written a full-on mystery before, even though I've been a huge fan of mysteries (print, tv and films) all of my life. Jason's working in a night club called the Blue Devil, which is in the heart of Soho, which is an area in transition – it used to have a very dodgy reputation, but it's currently in the process of reinventing itself. I wanted to tap into the last vestiges of the "red light" districts in the heart of Soho. I'd watched "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" on tv, and read the books that the series was based on, and I was intrigued by the life of someone who chose to make a living as an escort. I was also fascinated by the lives of women who chose to perform in "gentlemen's clubs"…and that intrigue and fascination made its way into the story as Jason is asked to investigate the theft of a considerable sum of money from an exotic dancer who is also working as an escort.
Two murders. One night. Darnell Dixon, Horseshoe Corner’s extraordinary cupcake baker, the intended victim.
Who wants Darnell dead and why?
The investigation leads to an accident that happened seventeen years ago and a family secret. Will Darnell find the truth or die trying?
Who Knew planning a cross-country move could be so deadly…?
Organization expert Kate McKenzie is looking forward to her newest contract: organize the cross-country move for a divorced father and his two children. But when a dead body turns up, Kate’s carefully organized plans are thrown into chaos. Was it an accident? Or murder? Kate aims to find out when the victim’s teenage daughter becomes the police’s lead suspect. While the police follow the chain of evidence, Kate follows her gut, leading her on a dangerous investigation that could result in more than one death if she doesn’t watch her step…
Organized for Homicide is the second title in the popular Organized Mysteries series from USA TODAY bestselling author Ritter Ames, which features a small town New England setting and interesting characters, along with humor, strong family and friendship ties, and absorbing cozy mysteries.
Authors: Bart J. Gilbertson, Rae Sanders, Annie Irvin, Jennifer Vido, Laura Shea, Emma Pivato, Joyce Oroz, Christian Belz, T’Gracie and Joe Reese, Trisha Durrant, Owen Magruder, David Selcer, Zaida Alfaro, Karen Shughart, Lane Buckman, Carmen Will, Leslie Stansfield, Julie Seedorf, Lorrie Holmgren, Elizabeth Jukes, Patricia Rockwell
When Glory Lockhart is prodded into going on a blind date by her friend Connie, no one could have predicted the strange and terrifying turn of events that would take place when her gentleman caller, Tom Rankin, takes her for a romantic ride on a Ferris wheel at a county fair. But when the wheel returns to the ground, Glory finds Tom dead–shot in the back. Immediately, questions course through Glory’s mind–why was Tom killed and who killed him? She had barely met this man, but now she feels connected to him in the most permanent and horrible way possible. As the widow of a former local police officer, Glory’s head is soon humming with plans to solve the mystery surrounding this man and his gruesome demise on the wheel of death.
Detective Mark Taber and his new bride Donna, an amateur sleuth, are ready to take a much-needed break from crime-solving and finally enjoy their long-awaited honeymoon in the quartz-rich mountains of Arkansas, but unfortunately for them, crime never takes a break.
When their car breaks down at the site of the first murder the county has seen in a century, they find themselves in a bind – no transportation and at the center of an overwhelming firestorm for an overworked sheriff. He needs their help.
Will they temporarily forgo their plans to find a murderer or will the possibility of netting quartz clusters and county fair winning recipes pull them in another direction?
After receiving a mysterious message from a dead nun, journalist Leah Nash reopens the investigation into her teenage sister’s death. As she starts closing in on the answers, someone starts closing in on her. Leah races down dangerous paths in this twisting tale of hidden motives and long buried secrets—until she finds the stunning truth.