SANDMAN: FIRST SCREAM

The Thomas Family

Book 1
Morgan Hannah MacDonald
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BEWARE THE SANDMAN-HE’LL PUT YOU TO SLEEP. . .FOREVER

He collects women. Imprisons them. Plays with them. Tortures them. Then gathers souvenirs. His trophies are many.
 

DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE

The image of a pair of eyes staring back from a darkened abyss haunts Meagan McInnis. She’s become the victim of a vicious stalker playing psychological games. Her dog barks, but when she looks out, no one’s there. Time and time again, the phone startles her awake, but only dead air answers her plea.

Until the night she stumbles upon a grisly display in her garden. 

THE CALLER IS SILENT NO MORE

Homicide Detective, J.J. Thomas, is working his most horrific case to date. The monster he’s hunting ranks up there with Ed Gein. He wouldn’t be surprised to find furniture made out of human skin in the psycho’s living room. 

THEY CALL HIM THE SANDMAN

Thomas is called to a crime scene. The original plan is for him to pass off the investigation immediately to focus on The Sandman. That is until he learns the cases are linked. Better yet, the witness is the key to discovering The Sandman’s true identity. 

                                                     SWEET DREAMS

With his department grossly understaffed, only he and his partner, Shadowhawk, are able to guard Meagan. At the same time they must delve deep into her past to uncover why this twisted killer is obsessed with her before she becomes his next prize.

 

NOTE:  While reading this book, please keep in mind that the original manuscript was written when DNA technology was not as advanced as it is today and people weren’t glued to their cell phones like a lifeline. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morgan Hannah MacDonald writes Romantic Thrillers that are NOT for the Faint of Heart. A two-time semi-finalist in the 2016 KINDLE BOOK AWARDS. She's held many positions including a teller where her hands and feet were bound while armed robbers took over the bank.  Years later she discovered she'd dated a serial killer. That's when she knew her destiny was in writing, because sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. She belongs to Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She resides in San Diego, California, where she’s busy working on her next novel.  She loves to hear from readers.

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Morgan Hannah MacDonald
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Dec 6, 2014
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Pages
345
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English
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Horror
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM

 A psychotic killer terrorizing a small mountain town turns his sights on those hunting him.      

Special Agent Cody Thomas, from the FBI’s Violent Crimes Unit in Los Angeles, takes a week off to do a little fishing, maybe a bit of hiking, in Big Bear.

 Meagan McInnis and Jesse Thomas join Cody at the family cabin, but their vacation is cut short when Meagan’s sister, Bridgett, goes missing.

                                               HE'S WATCHING

Deputy Jilly Reid left the Central Homicide Unit of San Bernardino and moved up the mountain to get away from death. Handing out parking tickets and dealing with noise complaints is just fine with her.

                                                   HE'S WAITING

No sooner does Cody hit town when he runs into Jilly and sparks fly, but there's no time waste.  An incoherent call just came into dispatch. A fisherman down in Hunters Cove is carrying on about finding dead bodies. Lots of them.                

                                                     HE'S PISSED

Cody joins Jilly at the scene. What they find doesn’t belong in the sleepy little town. An underwater grave filled with the mutilated bodies of  several women. Chained by their ankles to cinder blocks. Their long flowing tresses waving back and forth with the current. Their distorted faces crying out in a silent scream for all eternity. A serial killer has been using the lake as his own personal dumping ground.

                                                       YOU'RE DEAD

Due to the advanced decomp of the deceased; Cody and Jilly know the victims have been in the water a long time. Naturally they assume the killer has moved on. Until someone starts taunting them with psychological games.  Then women begin disappearing at an alarming rate.  Together they must stop this twisted killer or die trying.

EACH SCREAM COULD BE YOUR LAST

He kidnaps them, punishes them, and sends them to Hell. Then he displays his victims in a way that tells the world they are sinners.

 Texas Ranger William Thomas is called to a gruesome crime scene where the body of a mutilated woman has been found displayed in a horrifying manner. No sooner does he catch the case when the FBI swoops in to steal it.

 ONCE HE HAS YOU

 Special Agent Savannah St. Germaine is working a case in Louisiana where a killer has been posing his victims in a macabre fashion. When a similar MO pops up in Texas she’s certain it's the same monster. She heads to Austin to investigate further. Her suspicions are confirmed, but the powers that be aren't willing to hand over the case. If she wants to work it she'll have to partner up with one of their own. 

 Special Agent Cody Thomas of the VCU in Los Angeles finally has a weekend alone with Jilly Reid. That is until he gets a call from the San Diego office of the FBI. It seems that a person of interest he flagged on one of his cases is involved with an investigation of theirs. He has no choice but to drop Jilly off at his brother’s home in Laguna Beach to follow up.                                

 HE WILL NEVER

 Lorelei Hamilton has finally left her abusive husband. She’s followed her instructions to the letter. Ditch her car. Check. Destroy her cell phone. Check. Leave behind anything that could identify her. Check. Her journey is handled by a different driver at each checkpoint. That way no one knows her final destination. Plausible deniability is a must in case a driver is compromised.

 LET YOU GO

 Everything ran smoothly until she got into the wrong car.  By the time she realized her mistake it was too late. She’s now at the mercy of a lunatic who makes her husband's violent outbursts look like child's play.                                     

 ALIVE

 Together Will and Savannah hunt for the most prolific serial killer the South has ever known. Can they catch the beast before he claims his next victim?

                                                YOU CAN’T SCREAM

Somewhere in the vast Alaskan wilderness hides a psychotic fiend. His methods are unlike any other serial killer to date. He likes his women cold, frozen to be exact. Once finished with a victim, he displays her like a ghastly piece of art.

 Back in California, Fawn ‘Shadowhawk’ Quinn has a deranged stalker. Luckily her partner, Homicide Detective Jesse Thomas, and his lover, Meagan McInnis, have her back. But will that be enough against someone hellbent on getting revenge?

                                             YOU CAN’T RUN

Special Agent Annie Thomas is on leave from the FBI after the loss of her fiancé, Matt Locklear. She has spent the better part of a year in a one-room cabin deep in the woods. Lately she’s had the feeling of being watched.

                                            YOU CAN’T HIDE

Homicide Detective Stone Wooshkeetaan found his best friend’s mutilated body, an image he’ll never escape. For the last year he’s been walking around with a hole in his heart.

                                              YOU’RE FROZEN

The locals gather at Draper’s Pond. The air is filled with the sound of laughing children as they race around on the ice. Little do they know a dark cloud looms ahead. A skater’s mishap brings a blood curdling scream that silences the crowd. Directly beneath her is the body of a woman trapped under the ice; her mouth frozen in a scream.

                                                    HE WINS

Now women are showing up all over the Mat-Su Valley looking like horrific ice sculptures. Annie teams up with Stone to hunt this twisted killer in a state over twice the size of Texas and largely comprised of uninhabited wilderness. Will they be able to capture him before he finishes his sick game and disappears, only to start over somewhere else?

                                                        AGAIN

                                                                                    

HORRIFYING EDGE OF YOUR SEAT THRILLER where TRUE CRIME meets FICTION

 Women are being murdered in a grisly fashion. The small mountain town of Crescent Hollow has a serial killer, or is it three?

 HIS BURIAL GROUND HAS BEEN DESECRATED

 Forensic psychiatrist Wyatt Thomas has escaped the city to the quiet mountain town of Crescent Hollow to finish his latest book on serial killers.  Cutting himself off from the outside world appears to be a great idea until his work follows him.  A serial killer’s graveyard has been located nearby. As more bodies are unearthed there appears to be three separate MO’s.  The mystery is more than he can resist.

                                                  HE’S PISSED

 Special Agents Annie Thomas and Blake Hayashi of the FBI’s Behavioral Analyst Unit have been sent to the George Washington Jefferson National Forest to aid local law enforcement with a case.  Either a serial killer has been active in the area for roughly fifty years, or three killers are using the same dumping ground.

 YOU’RE DEAD

 Seasoned homicide detective Merrybell Montgomery left her career in Philly to take care of her ailing husband in his hometown of Crescent Hollow, Virginia. Although he passed over a year ago, she’s remained in the picturesque town with no idea what to do with the rest of her life. Suddenly, she finds herself stuck in the middle of a nightmare. She’s being stalked by a serial killer and has no idea what put her in his sights.

                                       THE FINAL SCREAM IS HOLLOW

 Now they must all work together to stop a killer or die trying.

 AUTHOR’S NOTE: The main character in this book delves into the disturbed minds of some of the most horrendous killers of all time. If you are sensitive or have a problem turning off the emotional side of your brain to view these studies in a clinical fashion, please skip the parts written in italics. I promise it won’t interfere with your enjoyment of the story. Thank you.

 ALL THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ THEM IN ORDER.

 

 

A haunting scream floated on the breath of a hot summer breeze. The mournful cry echoed throughout the bayou while the willowy limbs of the Spanish moss swayed in its wake.

HE PROWLS THE CITY

Clarice Bordelon is a journalist at The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans. When her sister goes missing no one will listen - not even her husband. An insensitive remark by a policeman prompts her to research missing women of a certain socioeconomic status and color. The results are staggering. The deeper she digs the more she realizes her city has a huge problem and it’s not new, it goes back years.

BY COVER OF NIGHT

Armed with this new information she tries in vain to convince the authorities to launch a search. Worse, she’s labeled a conspiracy theorist. Clarice fights back the only way she knows how, by writing a series of articles to share her newfound knowledge. In doing so she attracts the attention of the one person she’d warned the city about. Now that his work’s been revealed the killer is eager to share more with the author herself.

DON’T GET CAUGHT

Homicide Detective Jesse Thomas is in New Orleans to attend a conference. He’s brought Meagan McInnis with the intention of turning a business trip into a romantic holiday. Then fate intervenes. They meet up with his old friend, Andre Bordelon and his wife, Clarice. The women hit it off instantly and make plans for multiple excursions.

OUT ON THE STREET

The following evening Thomas runs into a man he’d met in San Diego during the SANDMAN investigation, Homicide Detective Beau Chase who’s recently moved back to NOLA. He’s landed a case involving a serial killer and asks Thomas to lend a hand.

IN THE DARK

Clarice shares with Meagan a grisly experience that happened recently. Then their private swamp tour takes a horrifying turn into a hellish nightmare. Not believing in coincidence, Detective Chase delves into the journalist’s past and finds she’s all but drawn a map for a psychotic lunatic to follow her every move.

ALONE

Now Thomas and Chase must race against time to catch the elusive killer who’s hidden in the shadows for decades.

 ALL BOOKS IN THIS SERIES STAND ALONE. NO NEED TO READ IN ORDER. THANK YOU.

 

NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM

 A psychotic killer terrorizing a small mountain town turns his sights on those hunting him.      

Special Agent Cody Thomas, from the FBI’s Violent Crimes Unit in Los Angeles, takes a week off to do a little fishing, maybe a bit of hiking, in Big Bear.

 Meagan McInnis and Jesse Thomas join Cody at the family cabin, but their vacation is cut short when Meagan’s sister, Bridgett, goes missing.

                                               HE'S WATCHING

Deputy Jilly Reid left the Central Homicide Unit of San Bernardino and moved up the mountain to get away from death. Handing out parking tickets and dealing with noise complaints is just fine with her.

                                                   HE'S WAITING

No sooner does Cody hit town when he runs into Jilly and sparks fly, but there's no time waste.  An incoherent call just came into dispatch. A fisherman down in Hunters Cove is carrying on about finding dead bodies. Lots of them.                

                                                     HE'S PISSED

Cody joins Jilly at the scene. What they find doesn’t belong in the sleepy little town. An underwater grave filled with the mutilated bodies of  several women. Chained by their ankles to cinder blocks. Their long flowing tresses waving back and forth with the current. Their distorted faces crying out in a silent scream for all eternity. A serial killer has been using the lake as his own personal dumping ground.

                                                       YOU'RE DEAD

Due to the advanced decomp of the deceased; Cody and Jilly know the victims have been in the water a long time. Naturally they assume the killer has moved on. Until someone starts taunting them with psychological games.  Then women begin disappearing at an alarming rate.  Together they must stop this twisted killer or die trying.

  THERE'S A BOUNTY ON THE GRIFFIN'S HEAD BUT SHE WON'T GO QUIETLY.                                          

                                                        THE SHREDDER

Alex has been staying in Boston for the last few weeks while her adoptive mother heals from a stint in the hospital.  She’s reconnected with the family, and with her childhood crush, Shane Donovan.  There’s nothing like being home for the holidays. Especially when your family runs the Irish mob. What starts out as a pleasant Thanksgiving weekend turns into a blood bath when the Murphy estate is hit by a rival hell-bent on taking control of the organization. So what’s the plan for Christmas?

WILL KILL

The only man she’s ever loved, Shane Donovan, is going through a nasty custody battle and needs her help. Whether he knows it or not. Alex is certain that his soon to be ex-wife has skeletons in her closet and is on a mission to unearth them. Each secret she uncovers is darker than the last until the investigation comes to a grinding halt when Alex starts dodging bullets.

THE GRIFFIN

Assassins are crawling out of the woodwork like cockroaches to get her, but just as quickly, they’re murdered. The signature is familiar. It belongs to a maniacal psychopath known as The Shredder. The name alone evokes horror in even the most hardened criminals. He doesn’t simply take life.  Instead he savors each and every drop of blood he elicits from his prey until they beg for death. For him, that’s when the real fun begins.

UNLESS SHE KILLS HIM FIRST

When Alex becomes The Shredder’s next plaything, everyone she loves scrambles to find her, but no one is more driven than Shane Donovan. He’d rather die than let anyone harm a single hair on her head. Now the clock is ticking. Will Shane find Alex in time?

 

  

 SOMETHING OLD…

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth baron of Wellegrave and chief superintendent for New Scotland Yard, will marry Kate Wakefield in three weeks. It’s inevitable–the invitations are out, the flowers are ordered, the cake is chosen. But murder waits for no man, and no wedding.

 SOMETHING NEW…

In London’s prestigious West End, a disgraced CEO has been murdered at Hotel Nonpareil, an exclusive destination. No one, it seems, liked Michael Martin Hughes. Not his estranged wife, Thora, or his defiant son, Griffin. Not Hotel Nonpareil’s manager, its head of security, or perhaps even the other two women in Hughes’s life: his future bride, Arianna, or his secret girlfriend, Riley. Still more ominously, before Hughes died, he incurred the wrath of a potentially more unforgiving foe: Sir Duncan Godington, longtime nemesis of both CS Hetheridge and DS Deepal “Paul” Bhar.

SOMETHING BORROWED…

For the first time, CS Hetheridge, Kate and Bhar find themselves under tremendous pressure to uncover the killer in the shortest time frame ever. Has Scotland Yard, not to mention Downing Street, lost confidence in Hetheridge? Will the murder conviction rest on hard forensic evidence, a mountain of circumstantial details, or an impulsive theft?

Return to the world of Ice Blue and Blue Murder in Something Blue, the third mystery in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series.

The author would like to thank all her readers for their loyalty, patience, and kind words. The two questions new readers always ask are, "Will there be more Hetheridge--'Blue'--books?" and "What else have you written?"

Regarding question one, will there be more Lord & Lady Hetheridge ("Blue") books, the answer is yes. When asked when she plans to end the series, she replied, "Never." She is already at work on book #5, Blue Blooded.

Regarding question two, what else has she written, please try the Dr. Benjamin Bones cozy mystery series. Set in wartime England beginning in September 1939, this nostalgic, romantic series follows the amateur sleuthing of Dr. Bones, a native Londoner, in his adopted Cornish village, Birdswing. Book #1, Marriage Can Be Murder, and book #2, Divorce Can Be Deadly, are available now. Also available is Dr. Bones and the Christmas Wish, a charming novella about love lost and love found.

EACH SCREAM COULD BE YOUR LAST

He kidnaps them, punishes them, and sends them to Hell. Then he displays his victims in a way that tells the world they are sinners.

 Texas Ranger William Thomas is called to a gruesome crime scene where the body of a mutilated woman has been found displayed in a horrifying manner. No sooner does he catch the case when the FBI swoops in to steal it.

 ONCE HE HAS YOU

 Special Agent Savannah St. Germaine is working a case in Louisiana where a killer has been posing his victims in a macabre fashion. When a similar MO pops up in Texas she’s certain it's the same monster. She heads to Austin to investigate further. Her suspicions are confirmed, but the powers that be aren't willing to hand over the case. If she wants to work it she'll have to partner up with one of their own. 

 Special Agent Cody Thomas of the VCU in Los Angeles finally has a weekend alone with Jilly Reid. That is until he gets a call from the San Diego office of the FBI. It seems that a person of interest he flagged on one of his cases is involved with an investigation of theirs. He has no choice but to drop Jilly off at his brother’s home in Laguna Beach to follow up.                                

 HE WILL NEVER

 Lorelei Hamilton has finally left her abusive husband. She’s followed her instructions to the letter. Ditch her car. Check. Destroy her cell phone. Check. Leave behind anything that could identify her. Check. Her journey is handled by a different driver at each checkpoint. That way no one knows her final destination. Plausible deniability is a must in case a driver is compromised.

 LET YOU GO

 Everything ran smoothly until she got into the wrong car.  By the time she realized her mistake it was too late. She’s now at the mercy of a lunatic who makes her husband's violent outbursts look like child's play.                                     

 ALIVE

 Together Will and Savannah hunt for the most prolific serial killer the South has ever known. Can they catch the beast before he claims his next victim?

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