Six months after an unspeakable crime, Michigan police find a missing five-year-old wandering across the frozen surface of Lake Superior. Authorities discover her abductor brutally murdered in a wilderness cabin, but the child has no memory of her captivity or rescue.
Thirty years later, Gabriella vanishes again after making a frantic call to 911. A gruesome crime scene shocks authorities and evidence of homicide leads to the arrest of her husband. To protect him from prison, Toronto PI Samantha McNamara and former police Inspector Reece Hash must unravel Gabriella's haunted past. And the key lies in the ominous truth behind a thirty-year-old abduction.
But the web of deception that Sam has woven around her own past begins to disintegrate when their investigation reveals clandestine ties her father had to Gabriella's childhood. As Reece’s suspicions mount, Sam struggles to guard her family’s secrets and untangle the mystery that is Gabriella. The twists keep readers turning the pages.
Praise for Skully, Perdition Games
“A fast-paced mystery featuring plenty of excitement.”—Kirkus Reviews (featured in Kirkus Reviews Magazine)
“A chilling tale that grips from start to finish.”—Reader's Favorite
“Good pacing and many twists.”—San Francisco Book Review
L.E. Fraser completed her post-secondary education in Toronto and moved to London, Ontario with her husband, two sons, and three pugs. Raised on military bases, her introduction to unique people and experiences fed a lifelong desire to write. She combines her passion for psychology and criminology in her Perdition Games novels, where the monsters you can’t recognize are more frightening than the ones you can.
Visit her at perditiongames.com and catch her on social media.
In the bitter cold of a Canadian winter, seven university freshmen vanish without a trace. Soon afterwards, police discover a ghastly crime scene—the victim is frozen solid and his eyes are missing, replaced with black stones. A week later, they find a second frozen statue at an identical crime scene.
Toronto PI Samantha McNamara suspects a copycat is mimicking Incubus, the serial killer who brutally murdered her sister three years earlier. And when Incubus writes to her from a maximum-security prison, Sam is certain that the psychopath holds the key to saving the remaining students.
But as the hunt for the young men intensifies, Sam is unwittingly lured into a lethal trap, intricately planned to destroy her. Haunted by the signature white lily that Incubus tattooed on all of his victims, Sam grows obsessed with uncovering the meaning behind the flower. Her partner and fiancé, former police Inspector Reece Hash, watches helplessly as Sam rushes headlong into destruction. With time running out for his fiancée and the abducted students, Reece must unravel a psychopath’s twisted game. And do it before the serial killer poses his next work of art. Five young men wait in terror. Which will be the next frozen statue?
Praise for Frozen Statues, Perdition Games
“Psychological thrillers are supposed to be compelling but the really good ones, like Frozen Statues, Perdition Games by L.E. Fraser, will really throw the reader for a loop.”—Self-Publishing Review
“Frozen Statues, Perdition Games is a masterpiece, an absorbing story that defines its place in the area of crime and psychological thrillers.”—Readers’ Favorite
“Frozen Statues, Perdition Games is a complex and mesmerizing puzzle with a cunning serial killer and a likable protagonist that twists and turns with every chapter.”—Awesome Indies Books
“Fraser fuels the plot with increasingly sadistic secrets. Careful details about the murders, like the staging of victims during foul weather to ruin forensic evidence, are impressively geeky.”—Kirkus Reviews (featured in Kirkus Reviews Magazine)
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...
When Amanda’s disappearance wears Estelle down, she hires Private Detective Sam McNamara to find her. Sam uncovers a shocking connection to a cult, and the Reids’ horrific secrets are slowly exposed. The family’s dark tapestry unravels the deeper Sam goes, and at the bottom lies nothing but blood, blame and murder.
An ex-football player is savagely murdered. A National Ballet dancer inexplicably commits suicide. The only link between the two deaths is Dr. Roger Peterson, a famous psychiatrist and bestselling author.
Toronto PI Samantha McNamara can't accept that her childhood friend manipulated the emotionally fragile dancer into committing suicide or that he's capable of murder. But the victim's schizophrenic wife is Roger's lover and patient. And her husband intended to go public with a complaint that would destroy the doctor's life.
When Sam's fiancé, former police Inspector Reece Hash, receives a troubling suicide letter from the ballerina, they realize that Roger's unethical conduct could be the symptom of a deeply disturbed mind. Or the doctor has unwittingly become a pawn in a killer's deadly game. As the pieces slowly fall into place, Sam and Reece are plunged into a terrifying nightmare. Their only chance of survival is to outwit a psychopath whose greatest pleasure is the game. The rules are simple: trust no one, believe nothing, and stay alive.
Praise for Red Rover, Perdition Games
“Fraser crafts a strong mystery that sweeps readers along with the two well-developed main characters.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This book hits the ground running and does not stop, even when it reaches its chilling finale. It is full of espionage and intrigue that will keep the reader guessing at every breathtaking turn.”—San Francisco Book Review
“Move over The Following, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Blue Bloods—there is a new PI in town and her name is Samantha McNamara.”—Readers' Favorite