Cold Revenge

Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery

Book 6
Vemcort Publishing
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The message is one simple word: Vengeance.

 

Anonymous threats aren’t unusual for a crime reporter. Even direct threats face to face are common, most never amounting to more than words. Michael Elliot has assisted the police with putting enough criminals behind bars to have earned his fair share.

 

But when Megan Scott, the love of his life and frequent investigative partner, goes missing, Michael realizes this threat is real. He has a list of five potential kidnappers, each more cold-blooded than the last, for the police to investigate.

 

Michael’s instincts often steer him in the right direction, but he can’t wait for the police to find Megan. Someone is out for revenge, and now they’ve given him just forty-eight hours to find her or she dies.

 

How is he going to beat the killer at their sick game?

 


Other Books by Sandra Nikolai:

Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series (each book can be read as a standalone)

False Impressions

Fatal Whispers

Timely Escape (short story)

Icy Silence

Dark Deeds

Broken Trust

Box Set: Books 1-3


Keywords: crime, mystery, mysteries, mystery books, mystery novels, mystery thriller, mystery series, murder mystery, international mystery, general mystery, cosy, cozy mystery, clean thriller, books, eBooks, bookclub, series, whodunit, cliffhanger, female sleuth, female protagonist, cabin, woods, private investigator, murder investigation, crime reporter, investigative reporter, investigative journalist, autopsy, forensics, medical examiner, media, pathologist, ghostwriter, police detective, police procedural, police investigation, police surveillance, interrogation, justice, legal, law, lawyer, inheritance, money, poison, addiction, drugs, drug trafficking, street drugs, street gangs, kidnapping, escaped convict, secret identity, murder, crime thriller, thriller, thrillers, hero, heroine, suspense, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, action, adventure, stalker, secrets, stalking, liar, lies, psychopath, white collar crime, Agatha Christie, trespasser, contemporary, romance, light romance, best seller, bestsellers, witness, video, record, women’s fiction, Sandra, Nikolai, David Baldacci, Diane Capri, Donna Leon, Janice Frost, Jeffrey Archer, Rachel Abbott, Faith Martin, Linwood Barclay, Chris Collett, Charlaine Harris, Deborah Hawkins, Gregg Bell, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Scottoline, Leighann Dobbs, j d robb, Fiona Barton, Kathy Reichs, Louise Penny, Tana French, M A Comley, j a jance, Joy Fielding, Kendra Elliot, Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Mary Higgins Clark, Melinda Leigh, Nora Roberts, Renee Pawlish, Robert Bryndza, Sarah Wray, Tess Gerritsen, Teresa Driscoll, Jana Deleon, Canada, Canadian authors, Canadian mystery writer, Quebec Provincial Police, Montreal, Quebec.

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Accomplished author Sandra Nikolai weaves ordinary characters into extraordinary, life-threatening situations, using the premise that evil often lurks in familiar places. She first pursued her passion for writing mysteries by publishing a string of short crime stories, garnering awards along the way.

A long-time fan of the genre, she is a fervent believer that the pen is mightier that the sword and that justice always prevails in the end—at least in her mystery novels. If you enjoy the challenge of solving mysteries, you'll love her thrilling series featuring ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott.


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Vemcort Publishing
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Mar 28, 2019
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9781989011041
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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Her cheating husband was murdered and she's the prime suspect. Proving her innocence is one thing; evading a killer who wants her dead is something else.

BETRAYAL. JEALOUSY. REVENGE.

Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under police suspicion when her husband and a female friend are found murdered. In what a Quebec detective calls a crime passionnel, startling evidence surfaces to implicate Michael Elliott, a young investigative reporter who'd rather rub elbows with scumbags than live the posh lifestyle he inherited.

Clutched out of her comfort zone, Megan is flung into Michael's dark world of criminal investigation. As they make a last-ditch attempt to prove their innocence, an elusive enemy closes in and threatens their lives. 

Who wants them out of the way and why?

Their only path to freedom is to catch the twisted killer before they become the next victims. But not knowing who to trust or where to turn can have consequences that are just as lethal...


Reviews: 

"Psychological twists and turns make this a heart-pounding read!"

"A stunning debut; this deserves a much wider publication."

"Fast-paced, plot-driven action with sharp, realistic dialogue." 

"A skillfully crafted story. Makes a great movie."


Books by Sandra Nikolai in the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series: 

False Impressions (Book 1) 

Fatal Whispers (Book 2)

Timely Escape (a short story prequel to Icy Silence)

Icy Silence (Book 3)

Dark Deeds (Book 4)

Broken Trust (Book 5)

Cold Revenge (Book 6)

Box Set: Books 1 - 3

Box Set: Books 4 - 6


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"Where was I? In some kind of tomb?"

When ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott agree to speak at an exclusive boarding school, the deaths of two students overshadow their agenda. Fear mounts as a powerful ice storm cuts them off from the rest of the world.


Faced with dwindling supplies of water and food and no access to outside help, Megan and Michael must rely on their wits to outsmart a coldblooded killer and keep staff and students alive in the process.


Books by Sandra Nikolai:


Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series (each book can be read as a standalone)


False Impressions

Fatal Whispers

Timely Escape (short story)

Icy Silence

Dark Deeds

Broken Trust

Box Set: Bools 1-3


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Where evil lurks, no one is safe.


The suspicious fire that destroyed the shed exposes a surprise corpse—not what ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott expected when they reserved a cabin at their friends’ lakeside resort.


Fear overshadows their visit like a looming storm. Their friends are receiving anonymous threatening letters. An elderly resident is reported missing. Then a child vanishes. Locals are wary—and terrified.


Terror blankets the town as the body count mounts. When Michael makes a connection to a cold case, evidence points to an ex-convict looking for revenge. He’s had reconstructive surgery. He could be anyone.


Books by Sandra Nikolai:


Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series (each book can be read as a standalone)


False Impressions

Fatal Whispers

Timely Escape (short story)

Icy Silence

Dark Deeds

Broken Trust



Keywords: crime, crime of passion, mystery, mysteries, mystery books, mystery novels, mystery thriller, mystery series, murder mystery, international mystery, general mystery, small town, corpse, resort, bed & breakfast, historian, cosy, cozy mystery, clean thriller, books, eBooks, bookclub, series, whodunit, cliffhanger, cosmetic surgery, bank robber, gold bullion, gold digger, heist, female sleuth, female protagonist, private investigator, murder investigation, crime reporter, news coverage, investigative reporter, investigative journalist, freelance, autopsy, forensics, medical examiner, media, pathologist, ghostwriter, police detective, police procedural, police investigation, police surveillance, interrogation, justice, legal, paralegal, law, lawyer, inheritance, money, poison, drugs, molly, ecstasy, kidnapping, anger management, secret identity, drowning, threat, murder, crime thriller, thriller, thrillers, hero, heroine, suspense, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, action, adventure, stalker, secrets, stalking, stolen identity, liar, lies, psychopath, white collar crime, Agatha Christie, theft, technological thriller, trespasser, contemporary, romance, broadcast, psychological suspense, romantic suspense, light romance, best seller, bestsellers, witness, mystery author, videotape, record, threatening letter, women’s fiction, Sandra, Nikolai, David Baldacci, Diane Capri, Donna Leon, Janice Frost, Jeffrey Archer, Faith Martin, Linwood Barclay, Chris Collett, Charlaine Harris, Deborah Hawkins, Gregg Bell, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Scottoline, Leighann Dobbs, j d robb, Fiona Barton, Kathy Reichs, Louise Penny, Tana French, M A Comley, j a jance, Joy Fielding, Kendra Elliot, Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Mary Higgins Clark, Melinda Leigh, Nora Roberts, Renee Pawlish, Robert Bryndza, Sarah Wray, Tess Gerritsen, Teresa Driscoll, Jana Deleon, Canada, Canadian authors, Canadian mystery writer, OPP, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec.

Hotel rooms often come with perks. A corpse isn’t one of them. 

Ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott discover the body of a young woman in their hotel room. She’s wearing a black lace teddy. A carafe of red wine and two glasses sit on a table. Her purse contains thousands of dollars, three business cards, and a supply of pills.


The detective initially writes off Becca Landry’s death as an open-and-shut case of overdose, but Frank Landry, an ex-military, believes his wife was murdered. Convinced that autopsy results will prove him right, he fears the police will soon target him as a prime suspect. He asks Megan and Michael to investigate.


As they dig deeper, they unearth shocking links that expose the dark underbelly of a city where widespread fraud, illegal drug trafficking, and a sense of entitlement defy the system. Elusive conspirators up the stakes and threaten to block their efforts at any cost.


How can Megan and Michael ensure their trust in each other is enough to save them on a perilous quest for a cold-blooded killer?


Books by Sandra Nikolai:

Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series (each book can be read as a standalone)

False Impressions

Fatal Whispers

Timely Escape (short story)

Icy Silence

Dark Deeds

Broken Trust

Box Set: Books 1-3



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'I couldn't put I,Witness down, this is a 2018 must-read' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

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They say I'm a murderer.

Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend; covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her.

I plead guilty.

Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released.

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Her cheating husband was murdered and she's the prime suspect. Proving her innocence is one thing; evading a killer who wants her dead is something else.

BETRAYAL. JEALOUSY. REVENGE.

Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under police suspicion when her husband and a female friend are found murdered. In what a Quebec detective calls a crime passionnel, startling evidence surfaces to implicate Michael Elliott, a young investigative reporter who'd rather rub elbows with scumbags than live the posh lifestyle he inherited.

Clutched out of her comfort zone, Megan is flung into Michael's dark world of criminal investigation. As they make a last-ditch attempt to prove their innocence, an elusive enemy closes in and threatens their lives. 

Who wants them out of the way and why?

Their only path to freedom is to catch the twisted killer before they become the next victims. But not knowing who to trust or where to turn can have consequences that are just as lethal...


Reviews: 

"Psychological twists and turns make this a heart-pounding read!"

"A stunning debut; this deserves a much wider publication."

"Fast-paced, plot-driven action with sharp, realistic dialogue." 

"A skillfully crafted story. Makes a great movie."


Books by Sandra Nikolai in the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series: 

False Impressions (Book 1) 

Fatal Whispers (Book 2)

Timely Escape (a short story prequel to Icy Silence)

Icy Silence (Book 3)

Dark Deeds (Book 4)

Broken Trust (Book 5)

Cold Revenge (Book 6)

Box Set: Books 1 - 3

Box Set: Books 4 - 6


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Money buys anything. Even murder.

A millionaire’s beautiful young wife.

A homeless woman.

A parish priest.

Three baffling deaths within days. No sign of foul play. No police leads. Even medical authorities can’t explain the cause of death. An unprecedented occurrence in Portland, Maine.

Ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott look for answers when their trip to this alluring New England town coincides with the mysterious deaths. As they probe deeper, they discover ominous secrets buried decades ago and ruthless killers who won’t let anyone get in the way of revenge.

“The author strings readers along with clever clues, mild humor, and a cast of thought-provoking characters.”

“Two very likeable crime solvers who are as interesting as the mystery itself.”

“Lots of twists and turns make this books a winner.”


Books by Sandra Nikolai:

Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series (each book can be read as a standalone)

False Impressions

Fatal Whispers

Timely Escape (short story)

Icy Silence

Dark Deeds

Broken Trust


Keywords: crime, crime of passion, mystery, mysteries, mystery books, mystery novels, mystery thriller, mystery series, murder mystery, international mystery, general mystery, east coast, city, cosy, cozy mystery, clean thriller, books, eBooks, bookclub, series, whodunit, blackmail, cliffhanger, gold digger, kidnapping, female sleuth, female protagonist, private investigator, murder investigation, crime reporter, news coverage, investigative reporter, investigative journalist, freelance, autopsy, forensics, medical examiner, media, pathologist, ghostwriter, police detective, police procedural, police investigation, police surveillance, interrogation, justice, legal, law, lawyer, inheritance, money, poison, theft, murder, crime thriller, thriller, thrillers, hero, heroine, suspense, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, action, adventure, stalker, secrets, stalking, liar, lies, psychopath, white collar crime, Agatha Christie, cheating husband, mob, technological thriller, trespasser, contemporary, romance, psychological suspense, romantic suspense, light romance, noir, film noir, infidelity, broken marriage, flower shop, florist, flowers, roses, best seller, bestsellers, triple murder, witness, mystery author, videotape, record, women’s fiction, Sandra, Nikolai, David Baldacci, Diane Capri, Donna Leon, Janice Frost, Jeffrey Archer, Faith Martin, Linwood Barclay, Chris Collett, Charlaine Harris, Deborah Hawkins, Gregg Bell, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Scottoline, Leighann Dobbs, j d robb, Fiona Barton, Kathy Reichs, Louise Penny, Tana French, M A Comley, j a jance, Joy Fielding, Kendra Elliot, Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Mary Higgins Clark, Melinda Leigh, Nora Roberts, Renee Pawlish, Robert Bryndza, Sarah Wray, Tess Gerritsen, Teresa Driscoll, Jana Deleon, Canadian authors, Canadian mystery writer, Portland, Maine.



Where evil lurks, no one is safe.


The suspicious fire that destroyed the shed exposes a surprise corpse—not what ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott expected when they reserved a cabin at their friends’ lakeside resort.


Fear overshadows their visit like a looming storm. Their friends are receiving anonymous threatening letters. An elderly resident is reported missing. Then a child vanishes. Locals are wary—and terrified.


Terror blankets the town as the body count mounts. When Michael makes a connection to a cold case, evidence points to an ex-convict looking for revenge. He’s had reconstructive surgery. He could be anyone.


Books by Sandra Nikolai:


Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series (each book can be read as a standalone)


False Impressions

Fatal Whispers

Timely Escape (short story)

Icy Silence

Dark Deeds

Broken Trust



Keywords: crime, crime of passion, mystery, mysteries, mystery books, mystery novels, mystery thriller, mystery series, murder mystery, international mystery, general mystery, small town, corpse, resort, bed & breakfast, historian, cosy, cozy mystery, clean thriller, books, eBooks, bookclub, series, whodunit, cliffhanger, cosmetic surgery, bank robber, gold bullion, gold digger, heist, female sleuth, female protagonist, private investigator, murder investigation, crime reporter, news coverage, investigative reporter, investigative journalist, freelance, autopsy, forensics, medical examiner, media, pathologist, ghostwriter, police detective, police procedural, police investigation, police surveillance, interrogation, justice, legal, paralegal, law, lawyer, inheritance, money, poison, drugs, molly, ecstasy, kidnapping, anger management, secret identity, drowning, threat, murder, crime thriller, thriller, thrillers, hero, heroine, suspense, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, action, adventure, stalker, secrets, stalking, stolen identity, liar, lies, psychopath, white collar crime, Agatha Christie, theft, technological thriller, trespasser, contemporary, romance, broadcast, psychological suspense, romantic suspense, light romance, best seller, bestsellers, witness, mystery author, videotape, record, threatening letter, women’s fiction, Sandra, Nikolai, David Baldacci, Diane Capri, Donna Leon, Janice Frost, Jeffrey Archer, Faith Martin, Linwood Barclay, Chris Collett, Charlaine Harris, Deborah Hawkins, Gregg Bell, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Scottoline, Leighann Dobbs, j d robb, Fiona Barton, Kathy Reichs, Louise Penny, Tana French, M A Comley, j a jance, Joy Fielding, Kendra Elliot, Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Mary Higgins Clark, Melinda Leigh, Nora Roberts, Renee Pawlish, Robert Bryndza, Sarah Wray, Tess Gerritsen, Teresa Driscoll, Jana Deleon, Canada, Canadian authors, Canadian mystery writer, OPP, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec.

Megan Scott’s car takes a hit—literally—when a pedestrian is shoved onto the hood. Even worse, the man is one of two notorious prison escapees on the loose in Montreal. Megan chases the felon through the Old Port, convinced that her photographic evidence will lead to his capture.

Just as the escapee disappears aboard a yacht in the marina, another man forces Megan aboard the same yacht at knifepoint. Gagged, tied, and terrified, she witnesses a murder.

Will she be next?

***TIMELY ESCAPE is a short story prequel to ICY SILENCE, Book #3 in the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series***

Books by Sandra Nikolai:


Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series (each book can be read as a standalone)


False Impressions

Fatal Whispers

Timely Escape (short story)

Icy Silence

Dark Deeds

Broken Trust


Keywords: crime, crime of passion, mystery, mysteries, mystery books, mystery novels, mystery thriller, mystery series, murder mystery, international mystery, general mystery, cosmopolitan city, cosy, cozy mystery, clean thriller, books, eBooks, bookclub, series, whodunit, cliffhanger, gold digger, female sleuth, female protagonist, private investigator, murder investigation, crime reporter, news coverage, informant, investigative reporter, investigative journalist, freelance, autopsy, forensics, media, pathologist, ghostwriter, police detective, police procedural, police investigation, police surveillance, interrogation, justice, legal, paralegal, law, lawyer, inheritance, money, murder, stabbing, kidnap, prison break, criminals, crime thriller, thriller, thrillers, hero, heroine, suspense, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, action, adventure, stalker, secrets, stalking, liar, lies,  white collar crime, Agatha Christie, mob, gangster, trespasser, contemporary, romance, psychological suspense, romantic suspense, light romance, noir, film noir, best seller, bestsellers, witness, mystery author, women’s fiction, Sandra, Nikolai, David Baldacci, Diane Capri, Donna Leon, Janice Frost, Jeffrey Archer, Faith Martin, Linwood Barclay, Chris Collett, Charlaine Harris, Deborah Hawkins, Gregg Bell, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Scottoline, Leighann Dobbs, j d robb, Fiona Barton, Kathy Reichs, Louise Penny, Tana French, M A Comley, j a jance, Joy Fielding, Kendra Elliot, Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Mary Higgins Clark, Melinda Leigh, Nora Roberts, Renee Pawlish, Robert Bryndza, Sarah Wray, Tess Gerritsen, Teresa Driscoll, Jana Deleon, Canada, Canadian authors, Canadian mystery writer, Montreal, Old Port, Quebec.


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