Secrets and Serial Killers
This FREE collection features excerpts from eight exciting mystery/thrillers!
In David Morrell’s The Protector, Agent Cavanaugh must defend a brilliant scientist with a secret so extraordinary he needs to disappear and adopt a new identity.
In Glen Apseloff’s Lethal Cure, Dr. Jake Warner battles the mysterious deaths of his patients as well as his own memory loss in an adventure that takes him from the ER to the streets of Venice.
Diane Fanning’s The Trophy Exchange introduces Detective Lucinda Pierce who tracks a serial killer, suspecting that a respected international relief worker may be hiding a deadly secret.
In J.E. Fishman’s The Dark Pool, insatiable Wall Street players have wagered everything on certain real-world outcomes—and won't hesitate to pay off their claims with the blood of others.
In G.D. Gearino’s Counting Coup, a bored and cynical newspaper columnist falls in love with a beautiful woman and gets mixed up with her violent ex-husband and his a million-dollar fraud scheme.
In James Hankins’ Jack of Spades, a twisted serial killer is terrorizing Massachusetts and it's up to Detective John Spader to find the man beneath the mask.
Kathleen Taylor’s Funeral Food introduces a sleepy town where nothing ever happens...until the body of a missionary is found in the broom closet of the Delphi Café, and waitress Tory Bauer is drawn into investigating this real-life mystery.
In Steve Winshel’s A Twisted Path, ex-cop Bill Furyk is pulled into a murder investigation, and discovers a brutal, cruel, conspiracy that destroys lives and protects the powerful.
Trumpet of Death by Cynthia Riggs
Sticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines
Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison
Love & Death in Burgundy by Susan C. Shea
Your Killin' Heart by Peggy O'Neal Peden
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews
Dog Dish of Doom by E.J. Copperman
Enforcing the Paw by Diane Kelly
Cat About Town by Cate Conte
A Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie Alexander
From the award-winning author of OVERDOSE and DYING TO REMEMBER
“This medical thriller is chock-full of fascinating ideas—memory erasure, memory transfer, the military applications of memory—that will hook readers almost immediately.”
"The book moves forward with impressive momentum . . . Like running up a spiral staircase--you might see where it's going, but the twists will leave you dizzy."
A teenage girl hobbles into the emergency room on the stump of an amputated leg, only to die in the arms of medical resident Jake Warner. She leaves behind a handgun, a strange diary, and many unanswered questions. Haunted by his inability to save the girl, Jake photocopies the diary before turning it over to the police.
Days later another patient in Jake’s care unexpectedly dies, and he discovers that he has somehow forgotten everything from the entire day when he was treating the young man. Seemingly by coincidence he also wins a free vacation in Europe. Although the trip comes with unusual restrictions, he accepts and brings the girl’s diary with him.
On the streets of Milan, Jake witnesses a mugging and helps the victim, a tourist named Tykeria. They fall in love, and together they try to figure out the connections among the deaths, the diary, and Jake’s forgotten day. But Jake’s problems, including his memory loss, keep getting worse. Somehow he must cross the void of lost memories to reveal the true cause of his patient’s deaths—and to save himself.
“A fine novel. . . . When Johnny comes marching home this time, watch out.” —The New York Times Sunday Book Review
“A first-rate thriller.” —Newsweek
“One of the finest chase novels you will ever read.” —Minneapolis Tribune
“A terrific thriller.” —Saturday Review
“One hell of a hard, fast novel.” —John D. MacDonald
When news broke of three-year-old Caylee Anthony's disappearance from her home in Florida in July 2008, there was a huge outpouring of sympathy across the nation. The search for Caylee made front-page headlines. But there was one huge question mark hanging over the case: the girl's mother.
As the investigation continued and suspicions mounted, Casey became the prime suspect. In October, based on new evidence against Casey—her erratic behavior and lies, her car that showed signs of human decomposition—a grand jury indicted the young single mother. Then, two months later, police found Caylee's remains a quarter of a mile away from the Anthony home. Casey pled not guilty to charges of murder in the first degree, and she continues to protest her innocence. Did she or didn't she kill Caylee? Mommy's Little Girl is the story of one of the most shocking, confusing, and horrific crimes in modern American history.
Are these the first attacks in a wave of terrorism that could bring New York City to its knees? Or is there a psychotic murderer on the loose, executing a twisted plan for his own hidden motives?
Detective Manny Diaz—also a veteran, and the newest member of the NYPD Bomb Squad—doesn’t yet know the answer. But he desperately wants to exonerate an honorable man who now lies dead.
In defiance of his fellow cops, Diaz sets out to develop an independent theory about what’s really going on—even though pursuing this investigation will require pushing himself to the very limits of his own sanity.
Already burdened by his reputation for resisting authority, Diaz now must solve the crime with no support from his bosses, while convincing those same men that he hasn’t gone crazy.
And Diaz has only hours to locate a maniacal bomb maker before many more New Yorkers die.