She Told a Lie and More New Releases

It is time for a round-up of new releases! Today, She Told a Lie, book #8 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series is out. I have hunted around for some other great releases for you as well.

She Told a Lie

A missing girl.

Her confused family and friends don’t know what to think about her disappearance.

The police will only put so many resources into the search for a missing teen. They don’t have time and money to spend on runaways and voluntaries. But that doesn’t mean no one cares.

Zachary Goldman is on the case, and he is determined to find out what happened to Madison Miller and to bring her home safely.

If she’s still alive, he’s going to find her.

No matter what danger he might face personally.


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She Wore Mourning, the first book in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series can be downloaded for free

More New Releases

Dark Highway

LA-based artist Laurie Simmonds disappeared two months ago, her campervan abandoned on the isolated Twentynine Palms Highway, miles from anything—or anyone. With the police investigation stalled, her parents put all their faith in private investigator Jessica Shaw to find out the truth of what happened.
Jessica and her partner Matt Connor discover that two other women are missing, their disappearances connected to the same highway. When a link emerges between these women and a group of former college friends, Jessica feels certain they’re closing in on their target.

But no sooner do they follow this up than Laurie’s parents get spooked and drop the case. Jessica is blindsided but determined not to give up: three women are missing, and many more may be at risk. She can’t turn her back on them. But the more she pulls at the threads of the truth, the closer she comes to danger.

The Secret Santa Mystery

A Secret Santa–with a secret!

Security expert for a British bank by day, horse trainer at night, Izzy Paterson is a multi-tasking, dressage-riding computer whiz with an addiction to strong coffee and a penchant for CSI on Netflix. So when the Secret Santa at her office Christmas party hands her a perplexing riddle, she just can’t ignore the mystery.

Penned by a modern-day Robin Hood, the anonymous rhyme hints at financial misconduct that could put the future of everyone at her work in danger.

Despite herself, Izzy is drawn into solving the puzzle, delving into the furthest reaches of the internet in her quest to track down the mysterious wrongdoer. 


Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors — and the items stolen from her family were never recovered. 

Until now. On the Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead — not only on Patricia’s kidnapping, but also on another FBI cold case — with the suitcase and painting both pointing them toward one man.

Windsor Horne Lockwood III — or Win, as his few friends call him — doesn’t know how his suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up with a dead man. But his interest is piqued, especially when the FBI tells him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism — and that the conspirators may still be at large. The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades, but Win has three things the FBI doesn’t: a personal connection to the case; an ungodly fortune; and his own unique brand of justice. 

Where are They

Luca had seen it before…
…the spouses left behind never believed.

Had John really abandoned his drop-dead gorgeous wife?

All Luca knew was the 53-year old engineer was gone. She described him in a way that was kind, but sounded like she meant boring, still, there wasn’t any reason he should have vanished.  It was hard to imagine John had a reason to leave the woman standing before him.

Something didn’t add up.

Why hadn’t John gotten on his flight?

In cases like this, Luca never trusted the client. And he could tell this one had skeletons. She wouldn’t like it, but his job was to dig. The first thing he discovered shouldn’t have shocked him, but it did.

Luca didn’t judge.

The things this couple did behind closed doors may not have been his cup of tea, but it made him consider the possibility that John wasn’t missing.

When sex enters any equation, it changes the math.

Someone to Watch Over Me

Ten years ago, Spenser helped a teenage girl named Mattie Sullivan find her mother’s killer and take down an infamous Southie crime boss. Now Mattie–a college student with a side job working for the tough but tender private eye–dreams of being an investigator herself. Her first big case involves a fifteen-year-old girl assaulted by a much older man at one of Boston’s most prestigious private clubs. The girl, Chloe Turner, only wants the safe return of her laptop and backpack. But like her mentor and boss, Mattie has a knack for asking the right questions of the wrong people.

Soon Spenser and Mattie find ties between the exploitation of dozens of other girls from working class families to an eccentric billionaire and his sadistic henchwoman with a mansion on Commonwealth Avenue. The mystery man’s wealth, power and connections extend well beyond Massachusetts – maybe even beyond the United States. Spenser and trusted ally Hawk must again watch out for Mattie as she unravels a massive sex-trafficking ring that will take them from Boston to Boca Raton to the Bahamas, crossing paths with local toughs, a highly-trained security company, and an old enemy of Spenser’s–the Gray Man–for a final epic showdown.

Cruelty has a Human Heart

When a three-year-old girl goes missing in the sprawling Birkenhead Park, Blake has a puzzle on his hands. The child seemed to vanish into thin air and nobody saw anything, not even her nanny. A known paedophile is spotted in the area and the clock begins ticking as Blake tries to find the lost girl.

The team uncover secret after secret as they investigate but Blake has got problems closer to home as his girlfriend’s past comes back to haunt her in a brutal and devastating way. When a key witness dies, Blake realises that a killer is on the loose. 

The Case of the Peculiar Pantomime

Now you see it, now you don’t!

When Katherine and Connie, proprietors of the Caster & Fleet Detective Agency, hear from an old music-hall acquaintance just before Christmas, they expect nothing more than a good night out. However, the eerie noises and mysterious figures at the Merrymakers Music Hall are causing consternation among audience and actors alike. 

Meanwhile, Katherine and Connie have their own domestic mysteries to solve. Why is Katherine’s father leaving his belongings all over London? And why has Connie’s daughter gone silent? Add the difficulties of present-buying, and the detective duo are distinctly ruffled. 

The Outlaw

A traumatized ex-cop. A ruthless ex-con. A deadly game of cat and mouse…

Rich Farris is on the brink of suicide. Suffering from PTSD and on a downward spiral since retiring from L.A. Sheriff’s Homicide, he’s just about to end it all when a phone call spurs him to action. The daughter of a distant family member has gone missing. Farris shifts into rescue mode and races to Louisiana, only to learn the girl’s been found dead… in Boise, Idaho.

Joined—whether he wants to be or not—by the victim’s bright young friend, Farris heads to the Gem State determined to bring the murderer to justice. But the trail of bodies quickly extends from Idaho into Nevada and California, and he fears he’ll never capture his deadly quarry.

Focus on Fraud

Will a resort complex in the hills above the Village of Harmony continue construction or will everything be derailed by the death of the construction foreman?

Jackie Parker, a not-ready-to-retire baby boomer, is settling into the apartment above her family’s business. She’s looking to slow down the fast-paced life she’s had as a globe-trotting photographer, by taking over Parker Photography on Main Street in Harmony.

When a body is found on the future site of The Hills Resort, rumors begin swirling about fraudulent financial dealings, underhanded protestors, and a love triangle gone wrong. Jackie is thrust into the middle of things to lend support to Kim Walters, a local realtor who discovered the body.

Things escalate when another body is found on the site of the resort’s golf course. Is this a sign that the construction site is jinxed? Jackie’s curiosity kicks into high gear with her discovery of a missing piece for the investigation. She calls on her amateur sleuthing abilities, and help from new friends, to solve the mystery.


Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped–more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped.

As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child–a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.

The Highway

When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them again. The girls—and their car—simply vanish. Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety. Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, he begins the drive south to the girls’ last known location.

As Cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where they went missing, Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren’t the first girls who have disappeared in this area. This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence. And he might not be working alone. Time is running out for Gracie and Danielle…

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He Never Forgot

He Never Forgot

(Book #9) When Ben Burton hired Zachary Goldman to help him to find the house he lived in before he was adopted, Zachary had no idea it would turn into a murder case. But as Ben’s fragmented memories start to fall into place, Zachary is driven to right past wrongs and bring the perpetrator to justice. But Ben is not the only one who remembers what happened.
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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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