Death by Desire (Book #4 in the Caribbean Murder series)

Caribbean Murder series

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Independent Books
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DEATH BY DESIRE is Book #4 in the #1 Bestselling Caribbean Murder series, following the FREE book DEATH BY HONEYMOON (#1), DEATH BY DIVORCE (#2) and DEATH BY MARRIAGE (#3).

In the midst of gorgeous St. Bart’s, a few days before Christmas, a Senator’s daughter is found stabbed and strangled on the beach—the day after her engagement party. While the rich and famous are pouring in to celebrate the holidays, the local police are desperate to keep it quiet and not cause an uproar. But the Senator’s family wants justice for their daughter, and they hire Cindy and Mattheus to solve the crime.

As Cindy and Mattheus investigate, they meet the elite crowd surrounding the Senator’s family, an exclusive world of unimaginable wealth, of luxurious parties on yachts and private villas. They learn of all the people who may have wanted the young woman dead, all the jealousies and rivalries, the secret ex-es and affairs. They meet her devastated fiancé, her twin sister and her distraught Mom—all intent on the killer’s being found. They meet the corrupt police force, who wants them stopped, and a rich Russian mogul who controls half the island—and has his own agenda to bring down the senator.

As they delve deeper, they learn the many secrets of this exclusive family and the young woman, and discover that all was not as perfect as it appeared to be. As they get close to the answers, Cindy faces personal danger, while at the same time her relationship with Mattheus grows deeper—and faces a crisis of its own.

And as the two of them are about to leave the island, a sudden twist in events changes everything. Ultimately, they come to learn that on the pristine, perfect St. Bart's, everything is not always as it seems to be.

Books #5--#14 in the series are now also available!
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“In NO PLACE TO DIE, Jaden Skye creates a set of characters that are very well developed, and makes you cheer for our heroine on every page. The environment and the overall description of scenes are superb, making you feel the suspense in the air the whole time. Jaden Skye is a natural story teller and the plot is intelligent and intense, developing at a nice pace. The book was well edited and is an easy read...I can hardly wait to put my hands on the second volume of this series….I recommend this book to the permanent library of all readers that enjoy a well written suspense/romance.”

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NO PLACE TO VANISH is book #2 in the new romantic suspense series by #1 bestselling author Jaden Skye.

Olivia, back in New York and trying to resume her normal life, receives a shocking phone call: her best friend from college has gone missing. She never returned from her bachelorette party. 

Olivia, implored by her friend’s husband to help, flies back down to Miami, determined to find her. She meets the woman’s friends, and finds herself lead deeper and deeper into a maze of lies, strippers, secret lovers, and jilted husbands. As the trail leads her back to Key West, she finds herself working side by side with Wayne again, stirring up old memories. Yet, even so, the trail has seemed to gone cold.

Olivia can’t help but wonder: did her friend run off? Kill herself?

Or was she murdered?

NO PLACE TO VANISH is book #2 in an explosive new romantic suspense series filled with love, tragedy, heartbreak, betrayal and suspense, one that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #3 will be released soon.

Jaden is also author of the #1 Bestselling series MURDER IN THE CARIBBEAN, which begins with DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1), a free download with over 200 five star reviews!

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Dec 31, 2012
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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DEATH BY DECEIT is Book #5 in the Bestselling Caribbean Murder series, which begins with the FREE book DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1)--a #1 Bestseller!

Cindy and Mattheus, finally together, prepare to take time off and live together—when a stunning upset in their relationship tears them apart. Cindy flies home to New York, resigned to never work as a detective—and never see Mattheus—again. 

And then a shocking phone call comes out of the blue: it is Mattheus. A new body has turned up. Cindy at first refuses—until he tells her who it is: his wife. They finally found her, on the shores of Key West. Brutally murdered, they suspect, by an abusive boyfriend. 

Mattheus’ world is upside down, and Cindy has no choice but to fly back down to the islands and help him uncover what really happened. Why did she turn up now, after so many years? How did she turn up in Key West, so far from where he’d last seen her? Why had she never contacted him? Who was she dating? And have the police caught the right man? 

Their investigation takes them deep into the underworld of Key West, a gorgeous, idyllic place where the locals gather to watch the sunset every night with an evening drink. It is an enchanting place—but as Cindy learns, it is also a place with a dark underbelly. Cindy prods deeper into the murder and her investigation takes her into the world of an abused woman’s shelter. Soon, she is convinced the police have the wrong man. She and Mattheus, thrown together again, reconsider their feelings for one another. But there may not be time: Cindy finds out too much and comes in danger herself. As the murder hits too close to home, it may be too late for them both. 

DEATH BY DECEIT is both a stand-alone novel, and is also Book #5 in the Caribbean Murder series. Books #6--#9 in the series are now also available!

Death by Jealousy is Book #6 in the #1 Bestselling Caribbean Murder series, which begins with Book #1--DEATH BY HONEYMOON--a FREE download!

Cindy and Mattheus, still reeling from Key West, unsure where their relationship stands, prepare to take some time away from each other—when a shocking call arrives. A beautiful bride is missing, the night before her destination wedding in the magnificent Cayman Islands. The groom, the last one to see her alive during their scuba diving outing, is the prime suspect.

But the groom’s family insists he is innocent, and they hire Cindy and Mattheus to find out the truth. Cindy understands the pain of an ocean accident all too well, and the case strikes uncomfortably close to home, evoking memories of Clint at every turn.

Police and Coast Guard search the sea and land, but the bride, Allie is nowhere to be found. Family, wedding party and guests have all been detained at their luxury hotel to be questioned. Was it an accident? Did the bride run away? Or has someone killed her? Who could have wanted her dead?

As Cindy and Mattheus investigate and interview those at the celebration, we journey into the incredible wealth and opulence of the Islands and the lifestyle of those who have come down to celebrate the wedding and vacation there. As their relationships are exposed, we see the effects of wealth, greed, and intense jealousy, and how it runs their lives. We also meet Mac, a charismatic, suave partner in the firm who develops an attachment to Cindy, and Vivien, a gorgeous guest, who no man can resist. As Vivien goes after Mattheus, and Mac pursues Cindy, we watch Cindy and Mattheus’s relationship struggle and become infected by jealousy and suspicion as well.

In a shocking turn of events, Cindy finds out more about Allie than anyone knew. And as the investigation takes a deadly turn, Cindy’s life is in danger, not once but twice. Once again, we see the forces of darkness try to undermine the search for truth. Will Cindy and Mattheus untangle the web of secrets among the rich and famous before it is too late?

DEATH BY JEALOUSY is both a stand-alone novel, and is also Book #6 in the Caribbean Murder series, following DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1), DEATH BY DIVORCE (Book #2) and DEATH BY MARRIAGE (Book #3), DEATH BY DESIRE (Book #4) and DEATH BY DECEIT (Book #5).

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DEATH BY DECEIT is Book #5 in the Bestselling Caribbean Murder series, which begins with the FREE book DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1)--a #1 Bestseller!

Cindy and Mattheus, finally together, prepare to take time off and live together—when a stunning upset in their relationship tears them apart. Cindy flies home to New York, resigned to never work as a detective—and never see Mattheus—again. 

And then a shocking phone call comes out of the blue: it is Mattheus. A new body has turned up. Cindy at first refuses—until he tells her who it is: his wife. They finally found her, on the shores of Key West. Brutally murdered, they suspect, by an abusive boyfriend. 

Mattheus’ world is upside down, and Cindy has no choice but to fly back down to the islands and help him uncover what really happened. Why did she turn up now, after so many years? How did she turn up in Key West, so far from where he’d last seen her? Why had she never contacted him? Who was she dating? And have the police caught the right man? 

Their investigation takes them deep into the underworld of Key West, a gorgeous, idyllic place where the locals gather to watch the sunset every night with an evening drink. It is an enchanting place—but as Cindy learns, it is also a place with a dark underbelly. Cindy prods deeper into the murder and her investigation takes her into the world of an abused woman’s shelter. Soon, she is convinced the police have the wrong man. She and Mattheus, thrown together again, reconsider their feelings for one another. But there may not be time: Cindy finds out too much and comes in danger herself. As the murder hits too close to home, it may be too late for them both. 

DEATH BY DECEIT is both a stand-alone novel, and is also Book #5 in the Caribbean Murder series. Books #6--#9 in the series are now also available!

The #1 Bestseller!

DEATH BY HONEYMOON (BOOK #1 OF THE CARIBBEAN MURDER SERIES) is a FREE download, and is Book #1 in the #1 Bestselling series, which includes 8 books.

On the rugged, wild, eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their dream honeymoon, when paradise quickly turns into hell. Cindy finds her newly beloved taken away from her, drowned in a freak accident in the ocean. The local police are quick to declare it an accident, to insist that he was caught in a sudden riptide. But Cindy, left all alone, is not convinced.

Cindy must return to her and Clint’s now-empty home in New York and face her in-laws, who never wanted Clint to marry her, and who did everything to make her engagement and wedding hell. She must deal with all of these women’s backbiting, gossiping and unspoken accusations, while she tries to get a handle on her own grief and to get clear on what really happened to Clint.

Cindy is mailed an anonymous photo of a woman she had never met, addressed to Clint. As she tries to unravel the mysterious package, as she begins to dig deeper into Clint’s emails and files, she realizes how many secrets Clint had been hiding from his past. She realizes that she didn’t really know the man she loved. And she also realizes that Clint was murdered.

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But by then, it may already be too late.

Books #2--#14 in the Caribbean Murder series are also available!

DEATH BY DEVOTION is Book
#9 in the Bestselling Caribbean Murder series, which begins with the free book
DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1). 



Before
they get engaged, Cindy urges Mattheus to meet his long-lost Caribbean
daughter, whom he has never met.  Sixteen
years ago, after a one night stand, the woman became pregnant, and Mattheus
quickly left. Mattheus’ beautiful, volatile, fifteen year old daughter, Andrea,
badly needs him, and she wants him to come to Anguilla, where she lives, so
they can get to know each other. One caveat, though: he has to come without
Cindy. Andrea has a mother, and one mother is enough. Mattheus feels his
daughter is in trouble, feels compelled to go, and abruptly leaves Cindy
behind.



Convinced that her relationship with Mattheus is over, Cindy returns to the
States, ready to start her life again. A few days after she gets back, amidst
the excitement and a wonderful job offer, she receives a startling call from
Mattheus down in Anguilla: Andrea’s stepfather has been killed and Andrea was
found beside him, covered in his blood. Mattheus, desperate, begs Cindy to come
down and help. Not only has his daughter been taken into custody—but now he is
a suspect as well.



Unable to say no, Cindy returns to the Caribbean to help find the true killer
and to attempt to free both Mattheus and his daughter—but she soon finds that
she’s up against an underground web of danger on the island, and it may be too
late to save all of them—including herself.


DEATH BY DEVOTION is both a stand-alone novel, and is also Book #9 in the
Caribbean Murder series.
 

DEATH BY PROPOSAL is Book #7 in the #1 Bestselling Caribbean Murder series, which begins with DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1)--a FREE download on Play!

Cindy and Mattheus, finally away together for a much
needed vacation on the beautiful island of Aruba, are awakened by horrible
shouts of despair. A guest at the hotel has just discovered his new fiancée
dead under their window, sprawled out on the courtyard below, soon after he had
proposed. The two recently met online, had a long-distance internet
relationship, and had met in person only a few times. The entire hotel is
terrified and mobilized. Was it suicide or was it murder?



Despite pressure from Mattheus for Cindy to focus on their relationship and not
become involved, she has to fulfill the promise she made to herself to help victims
of crime. Cindy can’t stop herself from jumping in and helping.



Cindy and Mattheus’s relationship is put under strain as the tension heats up
as they explore the strange web of relationships between the family of the young
woman and her new fiancée. They meet the lackadaisical police on the Island, the
victim’s strange father who always expected her to die, and the dead woman’s
hot-headed boyfriend who recently turned up at the hotel with his new
girlfriend. They are propelled deep into the worlds of counterfeit love,
fantasy relationships, and the horror of not knowing the truth about the person
you are with.

D
EATH BY PROPOSAL is both a
stand-alone novel, and is also Book #7 in the Caribbean Murder series,
following DEATH BY HONEYMOON (Book #1), DEATH BY DIVORCE (Book #2) and DEATH BY
MARRIAGE (Book #3), DEATH BY DESIRE (Book #4), DEATH BY DECEIT (Book #5) and
DEATH BY JEALOUSY (Book #6).
     

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