Mystery/Suspense

For more serious mystery and suspense readers.

These stories are grittier than my cozy mysteries and often address issues of mental illness or abuse. YA Suspense books can also be found here.

His Hands Were Quiet

His Hands Were Quiet

Hired to investigate the death of an autistic boy in a treatment facility, PI Zachary Goldman is concerned about the therapies he sees there. While he is assured that the children there are not actually being hurt, his investigation leads to the discovery of even deeper institutional abuses.

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Thieves Bundle

Thieves Bundle

Meet a bunch of past, present and future thieves, some not even human! Either protagonists or antagonists, thieves populate this box set in a great variety of stories ...
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She Wore Mourning

She Wore Mourning

Private Investigator Zachary Goldman’s life isn’t all roses, but he tries to put his own shattered life behind him to investigate the death of five-year-old Declan Bond.

Declan’s death has been ruled an accident, but his grandmother thinks there is more to it. But as Zachary digs into the circumstances surrounding Declan’s death, he finds that all is not as it seems, and somebody doesn’t want him to find the truth.

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The Girl in the Morgue

The Girl in the Morgue

Thirty-something ex-cop-turned-P.I. Cal Corwin faces her most puzzling murder case yet. When a friend of a friend dies in suspicious circumstances, the police believe it's open-and-shut. As Cal digs deeper to get to the bottom of the mystery, she finds herself a target for those who want the truth to stay dead and buried. The Girl in the Morgue is the fourth novel in the Cal Corwin series of hard-boiled neo-noir mystery-thrillers ...
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Medical Kidnap Files 1-3

Medical Kidnap Files 1-3

The first three Medical Kidnap Files are gathered together into one compendium for your convenience and additional savings ...
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Enemy of Light

Enemy of Light

Get them together in one package and save! This collection contains four full-length stand-alone mystery, suspense, or thriller novels: ...
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Proxy, Medical Kidnap Files #3

Proxy, Medical Kidnap Files #3

(Book #3) Fourteen-year-old Seth Wilcox has been admitted to the hospital forty-eight times, according to his mother’s latest social media posts, when Social Services steps in and takes Seth into care, believing his mother suffers from Munchausen by Proxy and Seth is not safe in her care. Gabriel Tate is now a veteran in dealing with medical kidnap and reuniting children with their families. He knows Seth and his mom, Leva, a tireless mitochondrial disorder advocate. He knows he needs to get Seth back to Leva as soon as he can ...
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EDS, Medical Kidnap Files #2

EDS, Medical Kidnap Files #2

(Book #2) With a long string of unbelievable stories to explain her frequent injuries, Social Services sees Katt is the stereotypical abused child. When she is admitted to hospital with yet another broken bone, they do the only logical thing to protect her, removing Katt from her mother’s custody. But Katt and her mother know that something is wrong, and it has nothing to do with abuse, and the longer Katt stays in foster care, the worse her health gets. Can they get the answers they need before it is too late? Can they get the answers and get Katt back home?

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Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1

Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1

(Book #1) Gabriel has dealt with mysterious medical issues his whole life. Just when he finally thought that they had all of the answers and he was on the road to good health, he is apprehended by DFS on the grounds of medical neglect. At first, he thought that he would be back home in a few days, once the misunderstanding was cleared up. But when Renata tells Gabriel her crazy conspiracy theories, Gabriel feels the first pangs of doubt. Is there really a conspiracy? Will he ever be able to get well and go back to his mother, or is he doomed to be another guinea pig for Doctor De Klerk? ...
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Loose the Dogs

Loose the Dogs

Seven dogs are adopted by families all across the country who do not know their history… “Of one thing I am sure,” Glenn declares. “These dogs are perfectly harmless.” Frank knew it wasn’t true ...
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In the Tick of Time

In the Tick of Time

Matt Malloy, infectious diseases expert for the DOH vector-borne disease division, knew there was something wrong with the Buffalo Head infection cluster as soon as it hit his desk. But knowing it instinctively and proving it were two completely different things, especially when his boss and coworkers already suspected that, battling sleep deprivation, he’d already gone around the bend ...
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Pursued by the Past

Pursued by the Past

Vanna had a good life. She had her challenges—like her mother’s high expectations of her—but all in all, she had a job she enjoyed, a fun hobby and friends. She didn’t need any complications. But that all changed shortly after trying to break things off with Tino. The phone calls with no one on the other end. Anonymous gifts. Someone moving things around in her bedroom ...
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