They Thought He Was Safe and other new releases!

Zachary Goldman is one of my favourite characters and series. I am excited to be releasing the next books of the Zachary Goldman Mysteries today and in the next couple of months. Today you can get book #5, They Thought He Was Safe. You can also preorder book #6, He Was Not There, and book #7, Her Work Was Everything.

About They Thought He was Safe

P.D. Workman has created a deeply flawed but very compelling character in Zachary Goldman. His background is tragic and his ability to interact with the world and appear “normal” is one of his greatest daily challenges, and both informs and hinders his work as a private investigator.

Paul, Goodreads reader

Zachary Goldman, PI is deeply flawed, unable to overcome much of his traumatic past, yet he is always ready to defend the underdog and right injustices. 

When Pat asked him to look into the disappearance of an illegal, Zachary agreed to take it, but didn’t expect to find anything more than a man who had returned to his family or fled immigration officials. But the more he digs, the more missing men Zachary discovers, and it quickly becomes apparent that the disappearance that was deemed by the police not to be suspicious was just the tip of the iceberg.

As the body count grows, so does Zachary’s determination to bring the killer to justice, no matter what the cost.

The trouble is, this case might cost him dearly.

They Thought He Was Safe is case #5 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series, but each book is a separate mystery that can be read as a standalone. Get your copy now!

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More new releases

Looking for some other additions to your Kindle or device? I have pulled together a number of other new books you might be interested in!

Overdose

Months after recovering from coma, Ash discovers that the man who performed her brain surgery has a questionable medical experience and a dark past, starting with his medical mission in India ten years ago and ending just recently, with his wife’s suicide. Should Ash expose him, at the risk of becoming vulnerable to his revenge?

In an attempt to learn more, Ash goes on a date with him. When the waitress drops a pink cellphone into her hand, she is hit by a bullet. On the cellphone are his wife’s last words. “Perhaps you have the urge to shut me off, or at least to ignore what I’m about to say. But listen you must, because even if you don’t believe it, you’re already much too close to danger… Neil is my undoing. Make sure he isn’t yours.”

Overdose

Thin Air

Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself.

Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA’s dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica’s determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father’s checkered history and her mother’s death.

To solve her mother’s murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it’s getting harder and harder to breathe.

Thin Air

Mi Sueño Perfecto

“Son… in case you couldn’t tell, this is no longer a negotiation.”

In 2023, floods devastate the Southern United States, and Max Roja may have a cure for the flesh-eating bacteria that follows. He is one of the last healers in the Americas.

When Max and his family flee Honduras with the cure, their real torment begins. The secrets spill out that his murdered father never told. And they are captured.

One covert group of powerful men always thirsted to steal Max’s ancient medicine. Not only can it cure the outbreak, it could help change the human genetic order, and determine which nations dominate Earth. But this group plans to exploit it for themselves.

One groundbreaking scientist can help.

Mi Sueño Perfecto

Retreat

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found—and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive.

Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

When Lucas’s investigation leads him and Julia into the woods, they discover a dark secret—a secret that someone will do anything to protect…

Retreat

Pretty Little Girls

Until you know who to trust, trust no one.

The disappearance of a prep school girl from an affluent family leads to a world of hidden secrets more shocking and horrifying than anyone could imagine.
FBI Agent Victoria Heslin investigates alongside local police, but the mysteries only get deeper. Why are the girl’s parents so uncooperative? And why are the local authorities resisting her help?

When her efforts uncover a sex trafficking operation, Heslin enlists friend and fellow Agent Dante Rivera to go rogue and try to save the girls, before it’s too late.

Pretty Little Girls

The Dawn Patrol

As cool as its California surfer heroes, Don Winslow delivers a high velocity, darkly comic, and totally righteous crime novel.

Every morning Boone Daniels catches waves with the other members of The Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is. Or nearly. They have “real j-o-b-s”; Boone, however, works as a PI just enough to keep himself afloat. But Boone’s most recent gig-investigating an insurance scam—has unexpectedly led him to a ghost from his past. And while he may have to miss the biggest swell of his surfing career, this job is about to give him a wilder ride than anything he’s ever encountered.

The Dawn Patrol

The Murder Suspect

She is the prime accused in a high-profile murder case—and for good reason. The murder weapon grows in her backyard.

Nalini Bose is single, independent, and making waves at a bustling technology start-up in the happening city of Pune. Only one man knows about her other life. And she wants to keep it that way.

He ends up dead.

She’s the murderer—scream the evidence, the circumstances, and Inspector Avinash Choudhary of the CBI.

Choudhary is coming dangerously close to unearthing the skeletons of her past that will seal her fate.

The Murder Suspect

The King Tides

Nicki Pearl is the perfect daughter—every parent’s dream. And that of strangers, too. Wherever she goes, she’s being watched. Each stalker is different from the last, except for one thing—their alarming obsession with Nicki.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Nicki’s father is turning to someone who can protect her: retired private detective and ex–Navy SEAL Jon Lancaster. Teaming up with FBI agent and former abduction victim Beth Daniels, Lancaster can help—his way. He’s spent most of his career dispatching creeps who get off on terrorizing the vulnerable. Unlicensed, and unrestricted, he plays dirty…But this case is unusual. Why so many men? Why this one girl? Does Nicki have something to hide? Or do her parents?

Trawling the darkest depths of southern Florida, Lancaster faces a growing tide of secrets and deception. And the deeper he digs, the more he realizes that finding the truth won’t be easy. Because there’s more to this case than meets the eye.

The King Tides

Second Chance

He gave up his identity and renounced his family to serve his country as an undercover military agent. Now condemned to Rikers Prison for a murder he can’t remember, Bram Carver’s luck has run out.

The job: infiltrate a criminal gang to stop a rogue soldier selling weapons of mass destruction to an unknown terrorist group.
The problem: he’s stuck in Rikers and the evidence against him can’t be denied.

Bram has renounced his family, but have they renounced him? Guilty or innocent, his sister, Detective Bex Wynter, will not give up on the big brother she adored. Together they learn that appearances are deceptive while loyalties will be tested.

But Bram’s life is not the only one in the crosshairs. Someone’s sights are set on a thirteen-year-old slum brat who holds the key to stop thousands of innocent deaths. Bram knows one wrong foot will put them both in the firing line. The mystery deepens and the consequences become deadlier with each new clue Bex uncovers.

When the hunters become the hunted, one false move will kill them all.

Second Chance

Divine Strike

A restaurant owner is found brutally tortured and murdered on a Texas ranch.

A rural fighter is desperately trying to escape a dark past and the demons that dwell there.

In the second installment of the bestselling Billy Beckett series, Billy is desperately trying to pick up the pieces a year after the sensational kidnapping of his star client and the tragic deaths of his brother and a close friend. The formerly unshakable sports agent isn’t sure how to play the game anymore. Despite this, he’s quickly thrust into two volatile situations with danger and deceit lurking at every turn. 

Divine Strike

A Death at Eastwick

21-year-old John Eastwick Jr. has lived a charmed and cozy life. The sole heir of the Eastwick family fortune, John is on the cusp of graduating from the renowned Montvale University out east before returning home to run his family business. But in late fall of his final year, John’s father dies of heart failure. Days later, his father is named as one of the disgraced moguls who bribed John’s way into his prestigious college.

Kicked out of school, John returns home to his distraught mother at their lakeside mansion to bury his father. There, John’s world continues to crumble beneath his feet: the will that the family lawyer reads bears no resemblance to the last version that the late John Eastwick Sr. created. In fact, John Eastwick Sr. has divided his estate not only between his son and wife, but the family chef, their loyal lawyer, his young secretary, and his estranged brother.

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A Death at Eastwick

A Dangerous Man

Joe Pike didn’t expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to bed, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy.

After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies. But what of all that did Izzy know? Is she a perpetrator or a victim? And how far will Joe go to find out?

A Dangerous Man

Crap my Ghost Says

An unpredictable ghost who won’t stop talking about penises is Marsden’s only way to stop a killer.

Within a day of moving in, the woman haunting Marsden’s apartment started breaking his belongings and leaving messages. As he comes to terms with her commentary about hookers, penises, and whatever else entertains her at the moment, he finds something odd: the only time she stops talking is when she’s asked anything personal. Then, she goes dead quiet.

When a serial killer comes into his life in a big way, everything changes. Suddenly Marsden is the only one who can stop the murderer, but only if he can get the ghost to talk about the memories she doesn’t want to remember. 

Crap my Ghost Says

Deep Threat

Jarvis Thompson, the most celebrated wide receiver in college football, vanishes along the Tennessee River in the middle of the night.

The circumstances surrounding the receiver’s disappearance are ominous: drugs, cash, and his mentor’s brother lying in a pool of blood.

In the debut installment of the bestselling Billy Beckett series, it’s up to Jarvis’s mentor and soon-to-be agent, Billy Beckett, to investigate the mystery and find his beloved protégé before the clock runs out. Was it a brazen kidnapping? A setup? Or did Jarvis get in too deep and run? In a frantic quest that takes Billy from the mountains of East Tennessee to the South Carolina coast to the gritty streets of New Orleans, the agent knows careers — and lives– are on the line. As the two men’s pasts collide, both Jarvis and Billy are suddenly embroiled in a terrifying, high-stakes game where winners live and losers die.

Deep Threat

Witch Way to Amethyst Bay, Book Two

Bucolic Amethyst Bay is rocked again by a murder, and once again the clues point to the Bell sisters — Gemi-Kaye, Holli, Poppy Loo, and newfound sister Victory — as culprits. Even flamboyant Aunt Dorte, the town’s flirtatious matriarch, is arrested.

But Gemi-Kaye senses something’s not right, yet her discovery at a remote cottage on the Oregon Coast is not the one she expected. Could the murder be connected to her long-disappeared father, or is it a case of love gone wrong?

Witch Way to Amethyst Bay, Book Two

The Bitterroots

Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over as in private practice. She’s her own boss and answers to no one, and that’s just the way she likes it after the past few tumultuous years. All that certainty changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family.

Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out by the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there’s always something more to the story. The Kleinsassers have ruled this part of Montana for decades, and the Iron Cross Ranch is their stronghold. They want to see Blake Kleinsasser, the black sheep of the family, put away forever for the assault. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against a family whose roots are tangled and deadly—as well as the ghosts of her own past that threaten to bring her down.

The Bitterroots

Devourers from Suryaksh

She makes people dance around the fire …

… before she kills them in cold blood.


No one knows her true origin. Time readers can’t read this ruthless telekinetic, who snaps necks with a mere hand gesture.

Tej, once a simple villager, now a time traveler, is pulled into conflict as she attacks him in 3057 BC, hunting for his friend. Dead bodies of his loved ones pile up as she ravages through his village. Intending to seek justice Tej races against time itself to fight her: an entity so vile, even her own kind fear her. But can he do this alone?

Traveling to the futuristic world of robotic armies and virtual realities, Tej builds questionable alliances. It’s a matter of not ‘where’ but ‘when’ can he battle his enemy. If he loses, humanity may never regain its freedom – but winning may cost the ultimate price.

Devourers from Suryaksh

Bad Memory

Private investigator Jessica Shaw is leading a quiet life in a Californian desert community, where she spends her days working low-level cases. But when a former resident asks Jessica to help her sister, Rue Hunter—a convicted murderer whose execution is days away—Jessica can’t resist the offer.
Rue doesn’t remember what happened the night two high school students were killed thirty years ago, but everybody in town is certain she’s guilty. As Jessica looks for answers, she finds that local rumors point one way and evidence points another. And nobody wants to face the truth. Meanwhile, Jessica can’t shake the feeling that someone is stalking her—now more than ever, she knows she can’t trust anyone.

As Jessica digs deeper, she encounters local secrets in unlikely places—including the police department itself. But the clock is ticking, and Jessica must find the truth fast—or Rue’s bad memory may be the death of them both.

Bad Memory

A Hillcrest Witch Mystery

No one said learning magic would be easy!

Penny Banks is an amateur sleuth with a lot on her plate! Learning magic is a struggle, to say the least.

Add a hot vampire, a few werewolves, and a ghost or two to the mix, and that spells trouble! When she’s not learning magic, she’s attempting to solve crimes. Thank goodness she has the help of her knitting circle and furry friends! 

This boxset includes four Hillcrest Witch Cozy Mysteries:

Book #6: The Case of the Voice Spell
Book #7: The Case of the Earth Spell
Book #8: The Case of the Water Spell
Book #9: The Case of the Air Spell

A Hillcrest Witch Mystery

Blue Collar Bluff

When a construction accident spawns a slew of suspicions at the work site of the old popcorn factory, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham begins to regret her decision to renovate the abandoned building. Her vision of creating a beautiful community center for the citizens has turned into chaos.

With Police Chief Conrad Harris out of town, Cora Mae has to take matters into her own hands to investigate the situation.

Blue Collar Bluff

Potion Problem

It’s October 1st, Vinnie Daggerwood’s first day on the job as a Halloween Helper. Along with her twin sister Lavender and niece Diggy, their job is to help the paranormal world with problems, big and small.

But their first case isn’t small. The leader of a coven has been murdered and it is up to them to solve it.

Just as they are easing into the case, Lavender is kidnapped and Vinnie and Diggy are left to solve the case on their own. The only problem is that Vinnie is a non-magical witch and Diggy is only part way through witch training.

Potion Problem

Special Delivery

When firefighter Tony Saint laid eyes on EMT Bridget Clark, it was love at first sight.
Not for her so much, but almost.

She was the mother of an infant from a one-night stand, but he didn’t care, and that melted her reluctant heart. The Saints embraced her too, doing everything they were able to welcome her into the family.

Then a surprise would put their love to the test. When the unexpected happened, that love would carry them through any trial.

Special Delivery

Surf, Sand and Skeletons

Sun-drenched Florida beaches. A Fair Trade jewelry shop owner. A missing woman with a mysterious past.

Connie Petretta is excited for the grand opening of Just Jewelry, her new store featuring Fair Trade jewelry, as well as her own handmade creations. But while setting up shop, she discovers evidence that the previous tenant, Natasha, who disappeared a year ago, may not have run away as many assumed. Connie’s belief that Natasha would not abandon her young daughter impels Connie to investigate.

Surf, Sand and Skeletons

River of Light and Shadow

After mob violence threatens their lives, they flee to the wilderness

During Missouri’s Mormon Wars of the mid-1800s, the Whitlock family seeks to escape mob violence on the state’s western frontier by hiding in the rugged north Missouri wilderness where the Hill Spring Trail crosses the Chariton River. Here, in constant fear of discovery, David Whitlock meets and falls in love with Suzanna Shattuck, the independent and spirited daughter of a nearby settler.

Drawn together by love, divided by different worlds

As David and Suzanna struggle with their growing passion for each other and with the differences that separate their families, two other figures move inescapably toward each other and the young couple. In Jefferson City, legislator Jacob Randall champions the cause of Missouri’s outcasts while Sheck Rogers, a self-appointed Mormon hunter, roams the state murdering and mutilating those he suspects of belonging to a church against which the Governor has issued an extermination order. 

River of Light and Shadow

Coexistence

How do you get your multiple personalities to stop killing people?

Kimmy is trying to return to who she was at thirteen years old; who she was before she was kidnapped and traumatized by one of her mother’s many boyfriends.

But Kimmy doesn’t realize that her personalities, like Matryoshka dolls, were nested inside her years before the kidnapping.

In her teens, Kimmy was seeing a therapist before the therapist broke her confidence and exposed Kimmy’s life story in a book. One of the dolls inside her, Patty-Cake, dealt with that betrayal quite efficiently.

At age thirty-one, Kimberley Jean Tanner, with Patty-Cake’s help, walked into a Nursing Home and started shooting. Her first shot killed her Father and the Father of the child taken from her sixteen years ago. But then, it wasn’t Patty-Cake’s first murder.

Coexistence

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