James Patterson's Lost will keep you enthralled

James Patterson’s Lost will keep you enthralled

This week I am reading Lost, by James Patterson and James O Born. It is a great thriller that revolves around international human trafficking and is set in Miami, Florida. Take the compassion of James Patterson's Michael Bennett, a New York cop with ten adopted children, mixed together with the failed football career of David Baldacci's Amos Decker, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Det. Tom Moon ...
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February Chills and Thrills!

February Chills and Thrills!

It's February, and that means it's time for a mystery and thriller round-up! And before I start, you should jump over to my February 26 Facebook event, where if you mark your attendance as "going" you qualify for the various prize draws I will be holding ...
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Visit death row with John Grisham in The Guardians

Visit death row with John Grisham in The Guardians

I haven't been enamored with some of John Grisham's releases, but The Guardians, a legal suspense novel released in 2019 hits all of the right notes for me. It is not fast-paced, but definitely holds my interest as public defender-turned-priest-turned-innocence lawyer Cullen Post works a case to get a death-row inmates' conviction overturned. He is working on several cases at the same time, so you get to hear a number of stories about the type of people who may end up in prison or on death row even though they are innocent. ...
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She Was At Risk and more new releases

She Was At Risk and more new releases

Today is the day! Book #10 of the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series is on sale. You can find She Was At Risk at any of the major online retailers and get your copy of either the ebook or printed format. She Was At Risk can be read as a stand alone mystery or you can enjoy the whole series. Look for book #1, She Wore Mourning, as a free download, or Cases 1-4 for just $0.99 ...
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A Fugitive in Amish Country: Outsider

A Fugitive in Amish Country: Outsider

In today's book, The Outsider by Linda Castillo, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is snowbound in Amish country in Ohio, along with a fugitive who happens to be an old friend. While she would like to think that Gina is blameless in the situation she finds herself in, Kate knows that her friend is keeping things from her and that she cannot keep Gina's presence from the men who are looking for her for long. I always enjoy Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series. They are warm and homey, with a sharp edge of suspense to keep you from getting too comfortable. Who knew that Amish suspense would be such a great mashup? ...
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For the Love of Families

For the Love of Families

As you probably know, I don't do romantic themes for Valentine's Day. I have picked a number of different themes such as friendship and aromantic books in the past. This year, I have decided to go with family love as a theme. I set out looking for suspenseful plots hinging on love for a sibling, parent, or other close family figure of the protagonist ...
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Don't get comfortable with The Whisper Man

Don’t get comfortable with The Whisper Man

This week I am reading The Whisper Man by Alex North, and it is a chilling read. If you like that unsettling feeling that you might have left your door unlocked and there is someone out there... this should be your next read. Good character development. The timeline is a little confusing to start out with, but it works out. Might not be the best bedtime reading ...
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Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator 1-9

Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator 1-9

Get books 1-9 in the Reg Rawlins series for one low price!  A self-professed con artist practicing as a contact to the dead, a drop-dead gorgeous warlock, and a psychic cat—what could go wrong?  ...
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Dosed to Death

Dosed to Death

Out of the frying pan and into the fire! Kenzie Kirsch needs a vacation from the dead bodies in the Medical Examiner’s Office, so she arranges for a Thanksgiving resort vacation ...
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Get He Never Forgot and other Free Reads

Get He Never Forgot and other Free Reads

For a few days, you can get He Never Forgot, Book #9 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series for free! He Never Forgot can be read as a standalone mystery. If you would like to read the first book in the series, She Wore Mourning is also available as a free download. ...
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Get more of the holidays with The 19th Christmas

Get more of the holidays with The 19th Christmas

On one hand, it seems like Christmas is just barely over, and on the other, it feels like it was ages ago. But luckily, I can read about Christmas all year long. This week I am reading James Patterson's The 19th Christmas, another from the Women's Murder Club series. Patterson is always a solid choice for me, and with 9,000 people giving it an overall rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon, I guess there are a lot of others who are of the same opinion. ...
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Get cozy with a brozy mystery

Get cozy with a brozy mystery

I previously wrote a blog about the new brozy subgenre of mystery (ie broader cozy). You can take a look at that blog to find out a bit more of the genre. I was signed up to be part of a multi-author event promoting brozies this month, but that fell through, and I still wanted to invite readers to have a look at some of my newer offerings and what else I have been able to gather together for you! ...
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Dive into Iron Lake

Dive into Iron Lake

William Kent Krueger and Cork O'Connor are new to me, but have clearly been around for a while. I have just started in on Iron Lake, and so far it is developing very nicely, with deep characterization, just the right amount of description, and the beginning of an intriguing plot. I can't tell you much more than that right now, but I am eager to get farther into the story to see if my initial guesses about what has happened to the missing boy Paul LeBeau are correct ...
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Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator 7-9

Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator 7-9

Get books 7-9 in the Reg Rawlins series for one low price!  A self-professed con artist practicing as a contact to the dead, a drop-dead gorgeous warlock, and a psychic cat—what could go wrong?  ...
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Reading for Stalker Awareness

Reading for Stalker Awareness

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Despite all of the advances society has made in the area of relationships, consent, and violence against women, stalking is still a very real problem. And despite the stuff you might see on TV, where stalkers are caught in the space of an hour, many people have been stalked for years, despite multiple police reports and protective orders. Stalkers are frequently released shortly after arrest and sentences when/if they are ever convicted of stalking can be very light. Then, they are back on the street and up to their old tricks. ...
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Doctored Death

Doctored Death

Assistant medical examiner Kenzie Kirsch thinks that the deaths from Champlain House are linked by more than place. If she is right in her theory, the nursing homes, emergency rooms and the morgue are all going to be overwhelmed ...
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Without Foresight

Without Foresight

Things were already bad enough for Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator. As if being the target of bigotry and hate crimes wasn’t enough, she fears she may finally be losing her grip on her own sanity. She’s losing her memories, sense of reality, and her central self. And, of course, there’s the small matter of a dead body that she appears to be responsible for ...
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Magic Ain't a Game

Magic Ain’t a Game

The magical Spring Games are being held in town, with all kinds of new talent and tourists pouring money into the economy. Of course, Reg wasn’t invited to participate, but she figured she’d have a good time watching the entertainment, learning more about how magic works outside of fairy tales, and maybe making some coin with psychic predictions for the tourists. ...
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Unwind the Conspiracy in All the Devils Are Here

Unwind the Conspiracy in All the Devils Are Here

I had a hard time choosing which book to do a teaser from this week, but I have settled on All the Devils Are Here, the latest read in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series. If you were afraid after the last book (A Better Man) that we had heard the last of Jean-Guy Beauvoir, you can put your fears to rest. Jean-Guy is in France, and Armand Gamache and his wife are there with them, to visit their son and welcome the arrival of Jean-Guy's and Annie's first child. ...
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New releases - He Never Forgot, and more!

New releases – He Never Forgot, and more!

The day has come! If you just finished reading She Told a Lie and are looking for the next Zachary Goldman Mystery, He Never Forgot is now available. While He Never Forgot is book #9 in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Others of you are long-time fans of Zachary Goldman and are eager to find out what will happen next. ...
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