An early Christmas Present – Unlawful Harvest and other new releases

I know it isn’t quite Christmas yet, but I can’t wait to offer you my new book, Unlawful Harvest. And to point you toward a few other new releases.

About Unlawful Harvest

Unlawful Harvest is a Kenzie Kirsch Medical Thriller. If you have been reading the Zachary Goldman Mysteries, then you have met Kenzie Kirsch, who works in the medical examiner’s office. 

This story will take you back to before Kenzie started medical school, to the case that first attracted her to medical investigation. 

When an Urban Legend becomes the truth

Kenzie Kirsch had led a sheltered life; daughter of a wealthy lobbyist, her way had been paved for her, and she wasn’t really required to do much in life. There were events to make an appearance at, boards to sit on, fundraisers to support, but she could pick and choose what she wanted to do and how busy she wanted to be. 

When she set out to find out why her sister Amanda was so ill, she had no idea where her amateur investigation would take her. Amanda’s illness had never been discussed. Amanda deserved her privacy. 

As Kenzie’s questions take her deeper and deeper into the murky world of transplant tourism, Kenzie starts to wonder just what her parents have been covering up, and who else’s life might hang in the balance.

Praise for Unlawful Harvest

— P D Workman has done it again. she has managed to write a book that will push your buttons. If it doesn’t then you need to take a another look.

— Omg! This book is fabulous, brutal, sorta scary and very descriptive mystery all rolled into one. I can’t wait to read more!

— This is an excellent book. I love the characters and the very interesting story line. I will definitely read the next book in this series.

Other new releases

Dead of Winter

Are you ready for holiday thrills?

It’s that time of year again…

The days are icy and chilling. The nights are dark and ominous. It’s thriller season…

From your favorite thriller authors…

Get into the holiday spirit with eight tales of thrills, chills, and twists and turns. Eight best-selling and award-winning authors leave you breathless with their high-octane novellas designed to bring their signature heroes and villains to life against the backdrop of the holiday season.

Plane crashes, assassins, archeology and nonstop action. This anthology has it all.

Your favorite action heroes, in brand-new, never-before-seen stories


When the body of twenty-eight-year-old social worker Kera Jacobsen shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery’s autopsy table, at first it appears she was the victim of a tragic yet routine drug overdose. But for Laurie and her new pathology resident, the brilliant but enigmatic Dr. Aria Nichols, little things aren’t adding up. Kera’s family and friends swear she never touched drugs. Administrators from the hospital where Kera worked are insisting the case be shrouded in silence. And although Kera was ten weeks pregnant, nobody seems to know who the father was–or whether he holds the key to Kera’s final moments alive.

As a medical emergency temporarily sidelines Laurie, impulsive Aria turns to a controversial new technique: using genealogic DNA databases to track down those who don’t want to be found. Working with experts at a start-up ancestry website, she plans to trace the fetus’s DNA back to likely male relatives in the hopes of identifying the mystery father. But when Kera’s closest friend and fellow social worker is murdered, the need for answers becomes even more urgent. Because someone out there clearly doesn’t want Kera’s secrets to come to light . . . and if Aria gets any closer to the truth, she and Laurie might find themselves a killer’s next targets.

Lethal Obsession

Dr. Zora Smyth has only one choice: fight the enemy or end up dead.

Chief surgical resident Zora Smyth only planned to solve the nameless patients case that landed on her operating table and complete the rest of her residency in peace. It shouldn’t be as difficult as facing false murder charges from a serial killer, or enduring a brush with death, right?

But her search for the truth makes her the target of a ruthless adversary—much closer to her than she imagines— obsessed with turning her most feared nightmare into reality.

With a larger-than-life enemy nipping at her heels, Zora races to clear her name, save her medical license, and stay alive while doing so.


When CIA agent Cameron Hansen receives a call from his friend Mitzi Lenz, an FBI pathologist, regarding her missing father, they soon are embroiled in a desperate race to thwart Hansen’s old enemy, Juan Carlos Perez, a powerful tech magnate and international drug trafficker. Perez is doing secret experimental brain implant operations on victims kidnapped from Mexican farms. As Cameron and Mitzi struggle to understand the purpose of the hi-tech implants, Perez draws closer to his ambitious goal. He ensnares the brilliant and enigmatic Dr. Overbridge, one of the world’s top neurosurgeons, to perform the complex surgery by promising redemption for a past mistake that led to a terrible tragedy.

Overbridge is haunted by the woman he killed and the son he maimed, but also by the dozens of men he killed as a sniper in Vietnam. He is determined to use the new technology to exorcise his demons. As the experiments continue, Perez’s men try to clean up all the loose ends, including Cameron, Mitzi, and anyone who has seen the surgery. If Perez can’t be located, and stopped, the consequences for the entire world will be devastating.

A Striking Similarity

The first murder was a tragedy.
The second was a mystery.
The third was an epiphany.

Detective Terry Millar doesn’t believe in coincidences. As a criminal profiler, he’s built his reputation on identifying patterns and perpetrators.
But he’s never encountered a killer like this.

Millar and his team are being led of a macabre treasure hunt around the city of Ottawa, and they’re desperate to find a connection between the crimes before the killer strikes again.

The murders bear a striking similarity to one another, which should make it easier for the renowned profiler, but the evidence seems to point in an impossible direction.
With every secret that’s revealed, Millar is a step closer to realising that nothing will ever be the same again.

If you like dark, witty crime novels that will keep you guessing, then you’ll love the first installment of Kevin Hopkins’ page turning Ottawa Detective Series. 

Encrypting Maya

Maya and Josh, two kids as different as black and white collide in the heat of a North Carolina summer. The billboard leading into town reads Historic Maxton: A Good Place To Live. Though it was good for many, it wasn’t for everyone. It was a place where goodhearted salt-of-the-earth folks lived alongside the narrow-minded and intolerant.

Decades later: Maya and Josh have realized their intellectual potentials teaching and researching genetic engineering at Harvard. Diseases long ignored and vastly underestimated by the World Health Organization now threaten a global pandemic. In their hour of greatest need, the government and private sector turn to Maya and Josh for a solution to the planet’s impending crisis.

As Maya and Josh work to stem the tide of imminent global disaster, they face challenges both personal and professional and are beset upon by forces that seem to defy explanation—a shadowy figure drifts in and out of their lives over the course of decades causing irreparable damage, and the powers who once turned to them for help now seem to conspire against them making Josh’s life a living hell. The weight of the world rests on his shoulders but is he still the altruistic youth who set out to change the world or has he become someone very different, and will the results of his work be those everyone expects?

Get Down

A madman with a taste for explosives has a city under siege.

And only a wild-card hero can stop him.

Dale Conley has never played by the rules. That’s how he’s able to unravel the world’s deepest conspiracies, to capture the darkest of enemies.

But when a new shadow presents himself in the form of a revenge-driven madman replicating—and amplifying—the crimes of history’s infamous Mad Bomber, Dale faces an adversary who’s his equal in both intellect and ingenuity.

With a city in a panic—and with more deadly blasts, more people dying—Dale must find a way to decipher the bomber’s clues and methods … before the lunatic exacts his ultimate revenge.

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Operation Subdue

Ragan Jensen is in need of help. Her body sounds the alarm, leaving her desperately seeking the attention of the medical professionals at her assigned healthcare organization, Kellogg Premier. Practically ignored at every turn, Ragan is left to wonder if she will ever find someone who will listen long enough to address her obvious needs.

Elaine Cooper is a caring and patient-oriented nurse at Kellogg Premier, her new employer. She meets Ragan at Urgent Care, the department she was assigned to, and it struck her immediately as odd how little everyone else around them seemed to care. As she began to notice more, she becomes acutely aware that something is not quite right there. Unable to let it go, Elaine follows a dangerous path right into the clutches of those who work to protect those secrets.

Gift of the Witch

Tempest gets a gift she wasn’t expecting this Christmas!

Tempest Crypt and Wiggles are looking forward to festive fun in Willow Tree Falls. Snow is falling, the decorations are up, and the Christmas parties are in full swing.

A visit to the Christmas tree lot reveals a gorgeous new arrival. Lowther Zanzibar claims to be in the village to simply sell trees, but whenever a fallen cupid is around, trouble follows.

And when relationships start going wrong, Tempest tries to figure out what’s happening. The problem is, she’s distracted by the strange new feelings she has for someone who’s not her boyfriend!

Wiggles must take on the challenge of figuring out why the village is suddenly full of terrible love matches. If he fails, this Christmas will turn into the weirdest time of the year, not the most joyful.

Grab a mince pie and a glass of eggnog, and enjoy this fun cozy mystery.

This is a short novel (31,000 words) featuring your favorite Crypt witch characters. Expect red herrings, some unusual suspects, and a fun, festive happy ending.

Fatal Limit

Dora Stephens can’t refuse this case.

When she witnesses Sheila, the aunt of her best friend, stagger out of the hospital and die from a traffic accident, Dora’s private eye instincts kick in. Something’s not right. Sheila had no known enemies… but someone wanted her dead.

Digging into the circumstances of Sheila’s death leads Dora on a devious path where she encounters lies, drugs, betrayal, and infidelity. She uncovers another mysterious death and stumbles upon a dark secret kept by some of the hospital’s top staff and privileged doctors.

Dead Flat

At long last French policeman, Pascal d’Onscon, a beloved character in the Bennett Sisters Mysteries, has his own adventure in wine and France.

Pascal is ready for a long break with his live-in love, Merle Bennett, at their cottage in the Dordogne. But a favor is called in from his boss and off he goes to Champagne, to investigate a fraudulent labelling of wine at a swanky domaine. Thus starts Pascal’s first adventure in the Bennett Sisters Mystery series, as a wine fraud cop working with the Police Nationale.


People are again dropping like flies in Dr. Steele’s ER. She is facing another string of unexplained deaths, but this time it’s even harder. Why? Because she doesn’t mind seeing them dead. They are the worst of the worst: wife beaters, child abusers, pet killers, and downright psychopaths that the law failed to punish. Even worse, it fails to protect their innocent victims. Can this be God’s work? Did God get busy cleaning their community of evil? Emma doesn’t think so. She finds the answer disturbingly near. It isn’t God; it’s a human, way too close for comfort.

As she struggles to decide, she finds herself engaged in the fight of her life to protect everything she holds dear. Will she destroy the evil, or will it crush her first? If you like Patricia Cornwell, Robin Cook, and Tess Gerritsen, you’ll love Rada Jones. Strong, flawed, charismatic characters engaged in everchanging conflicts clash in the fight of their life. Stakes couldn’t be higher.

Siege at Tiamat Bluff

Coast Guard Commander Brice Bannon and his team of highly-skilled operatives must race against time and risk everything to rescue the President of the United States, held hostage in an experimental city under the sea in the thrilling new novel in David DeLee’s adrenaline-filled seacoast adventure series.

During a submersible hydrofoil race for charity, Coast Guard Commander Brice Bannon’s best friend Skyjack McMurphy is nearly killed. Was the incident an accident…or intentional?

Before they can determine the truth, Bannon is invited to join the Director of Homeland Security and the President of the United States to tour Tiamat Bluff, an experimental city built one-thousand feet under the sea in the Gulf of Maine. When the city is seized by terrorists and the President’s taken hostage, it’s up to Bannon and his team, Skyjack McMurphy and Tara “Blades” Sardana, to rescue the President before time runs out.

But first Bannon must uncover the truth behind the terror group’s secret agenda, expose a potential clandestine conspiracy, and unravel the secret connection between the mercenary leader and his boss and friend Director of Homeland Security, Elizabeth Grayson. 

Dead Ringer

Spring is beginning to brighten Sorenson, Wisconsin, for Mattie and Steve Hurley and their family. While their son Matthew may be in his terrible twos and Steve’s daughter Emily a moody teenager, the kids bring light to their lives when their work is dark by its nature—Steve is a homicide detective and Mattie is a medicolegal death investigator, aka medical examiner. They deal in corpses.
The latest corpse, a Jane Doe, was clearly an addict, but drugs didn’t kill her, at least not directly. She’s been stabbed multiple times in a pattern that is disturbingly familiar to Mattie. When she discovers flower petals from yellow carnations stuffed into the stab wounds, she recognizes a very specific M.O.—belonging to a convicted serial killer who’s currently serving a life sentence.
The details of the flower petals were never made public in the last case, so it can’t be a copycat crime. It looks like the wrong man is in prison, and the murderer is still at large. Now it’s up to Mattie and Steve to get the case reopened—and catch the real carnation killer…

Watching Over Me

Amy Penrose knows how it feels to grow up in a home where your parents harm you more than raise you.

Now an adult, she’s newly qualified as a child psychologist and hopes to help children who’ve gone through struggles of their own.

When a father brings a twelve-year-old boy into her office, she recognises the bruises and the way the boy withdraws into himself. And she wants to help.

But life is never that simple. With a boyfriend at home who believes her career shouldn’t be more important than getting married and having children, and with a boss who seems to want her to stay late all the time, but not for work reasons, and with other patients who need her, Amy is torn.

As she delves into the family’s past, and starts to feel unsafe in her own home, she starts to wonder if this is one child beyond her help.

Delusion Proof

Do You Know Your Enemies? Have You Lost Your Credibility?

“I am only aware of fear. It so consumes me that every cell in my body screams for relief. My life goes on and there is nothing in it but fear, loss and terror.”

Retired Army Major and physician Sonia Amon, weak, brutalized and incapacitated from injuries received from her terrorist father, travels to Germany with CIA handler Jeff Hansen. As she struggles to deplane she wonders who ordered the assassination of her fiance, Colonel Paul Grayson. At Ramstein AFB, Sonia learns that things are not as they appear but residual damage from a flash-bang grenade and PTSD damage her credibility.


Devoted wife and mother by day. Sleepwalker by night.

Iris Goddard is missing. She’s left the bed, and the front door is wide open…

Her husband, Nicholas, and their son are terrified for her safety. Chrome Valley’s streets aren’t safe on a Friday night, and for a sleepwalker dressed only in her nightgown, it’s as dangerous as hell.

The truth about Iris’s condition simmers deep in her subconscious—and it needs avenging, no matter the cost to herself or her family. Now, Nicholas must brave Chrome Valley’s underworld to rescue her. The countdown to retribution has begun, and Iris has no idea of the nightmare she’s sleepwalking into… or does she?

*Note: The Chrome Valley Thrillers are interconnecting tales of mind-bending suspense, and contain adult themes and language. For mature audiences only.

Paper Lanterns, Pride & Proposals

Katie and Jack go away to the Lake District, for the weekend. This is meant to be a romantic getaway, but instead of romance, they find… another body.
How come Ms Liu fell out of her balcony? Why was she killed and whom by? Who is lying and why? Where is the ring and does it even matter?
Try to separate red herrings from real clues, as you’re solving the case, alongside Katie and Jack. And don’t forget to keep an eye on what’s happening on the personal level for both of them.

Shadow Brokers

The pigs at the trough are addicted to money and will do anything to get more.

The client said he’d never seen her before. Yet there she was, in his hotel room. Borman figured she’d been dead for several hours.
His client, O’Connor, said he was going to put an end to the cronyism and backroom deals that sucked billions out of the economy and gave nothing in return. That didn’t sit well with some people.

They wanted him out of the way and a murder rap would do it.
Borman was there to protect him, but what could he do to get O’Connor out of this mess? And if he managed to clean this up, would they try again?

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