INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS
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ONION STREET by Reed Farrel Coleman
A Moe Prager Mystery
It's 1967 and Moe Prager is wandering aimlessly through his college career and
his life. All that changes when his girlfriend Mindy is viciously beaten into a
coma and left to die on the snow-covered streets of Brooklyn. Suddenly, Moe has
purpose. He is determined to find out who's done this to Mindy and why. But
Mindy is not the only person in Moe's life who's in danger. Someone is also
trying to kill his best and oldest friend, Bobby Friedman.
Things get really strange when Moe enlists the aid of Lids, a half-cracked
genius drug pusher from the old neighborhood. Lids hooks Moe up with his first
solid information. Problem is, the info seems to take Moe in five directions at
once and leads to more questions than answers. How is a bitter old camp survivor
connected to the dead man in the apartment above his fixit shop, or to the OD-ed
junkie found on the boardwalk in Coney Island? What could an underground radical
group have to do with the local Mafioso capo? And where do Mindy and Bobby fit
into any of this?
Moe will risk everything to find the answers. He will travel from the pot-holed
pavement of Brighton Beach to the Pocono Mountains to the runways at Kennedy
Airport. But no matter how far he goes or how fast he gets there, all roads lead
to Onion Street.
by Cat Connor
How unlucky can the Bleich family
be? Four out of five murdered on the same day … the obvious link being the
Heathcote Diamonds, reputed to be cursed.
SSA Conway is not having a great time either: she is shot when all she wanted
was a good cup of coffee.
NCIS Director Doyle’s sister is abducted by an international hitman who proves
to have intriguing connections. The appearance of Mac’s doppelganger is a
profound shock and Mac’s ghost resurrects Elllie’s smothered rage. CIA Agent
Jonathan Tierney surfaces too often for peace of mind and then her daughter,
Carla, raises the teenage stakes causing Ellie’s psycho-prophetic alarms to go
When FBI Director O’Hare, NCIS Director Doyle and NCIS Agent Noel Gerrard go
missing at the same time, Ellie recognizes there are malign and subversive
forces behind these ‘random’ events.
Visit the author's
blog: Cat Connor
BASTARD by Deborah Coonts
Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventures
Lucky O’Toole, the newly promoted vice president of Customer Relations for the
Babylon, Las Vegas's primo Strip property, has never met a problem she couldn't
handle. But when a young woman is found dead, sprawled across the hood of a new,
bright red Ferrari California in the Babylon's on-site dealership, a Jimmy Choo
stiletto stuck in her carotid, Lucky's skills are maxed out.
Of course, her life is already on overload. Her mother, Mona, is pregnant,
hormonal, and bored—a triple threat. A song that Teddie, Lucky's former lover,
wrote for her is getting national airplay as he hits the talk shows, pleading
for her forgiveness. Lucky is less than amused by the high-powered
"infotainment" spotlight on her personal life. She's having enough trouble
fending off Chef Jean-Charles Bouclet, the Babylon's tasty new dish.
All of this and The Smack-Down Poker tournament, the second-largest poker
tournament in the world, is holding its final round at the Babylon. Hookers,
thieves, players, cheaters, media, and hangers-on descend, looking to win or to
score. When one of the players turns up dead, Lucky starts to make connections
between the two murders, putting her in the crosshairs of the killer.
Then, just when she's losing control... life deals another major complication to
her personal life... and it's not going to be pretty.
Lucky struggles to keep her life in balance, and a murderer from killing again.
CROWN by William Dietrich
An Ethan Gage Adventure
In The Barbed Crown,
the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage by William Dietrich, our hero
returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the
gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnap
of his son.
Paris, the “City of Lights,” shines – but alongside its splendor is great
squalor. Heroic patriotism rubs against mean ambition, while grand strategy and
back-alley conspiracy are never far apart.
While Ethan spies on the French court, his wife, Astiza, works to sabotage
Napoleon’s coronation using the Crown of Thorns, a legendary relic said to have
come from the Crucifixion itself. But when Napoleon is crowned nonetheless, they
flee to England.
At Walmer Castle on the English coast, Gage joins a daring campaign by Smith,
Fulton, rocket inventor William Congreve and smuggler Tom Johnstone to halt
Napoleon’s intended invasion of England – a campaign which leads Ethan to take a
role in the Battle of Trafalgar itself…
SLEEP MY DARLINGS by Diane Fanning
The true story of a mother who killed her children in
On January 28, 2011, the Tampa Police Department received a
phone call from a woman who was worried about her daughter, Julie Schenecker. A
devoted Army wife and mother of two, Julie had sent her mother an email that
could be described as “suicidal.” When authorities arrived at the Schenecker
home, they encountered a horrific scene…
Sixteen-year-old Calyx and thirteen-year-old Beau Schenecker were found
dead—both of them shot, then covered with blankets. Upon questioning, Julie
admitted that she was “tired of the kids talking back” and just “wanted it to be
over.” Had her manic depression driven her to the point of insanity? Or was hers
a case of cold, calculated violence and manipulation? This is the shocking true
story of motherhood, mental illness, and two charges of murder in the first
MURDER AS A FINE ART by David Morrell
LONDON IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES IN DAVID MORRELL'S BRILLIANT HISTORICAL THRILLER.
Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English
Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders
identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier.
The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder
Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by
opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of
determined Scotland Yard detectives.
In Murder as a Fine Art, David Morrell plucks De Quincey, Victorian
London, and the Ratcliffe Highway murders from history. Fogbound streets become
a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer, whose lives are
linked by secrets long buried but never forgotten.
Visit the author's website: David Morrell
AGAINST THE EDGE by
The Raines of Wind Canyon
A child he's never
met. A danger he's never known.
That he's a father is news former navy SEAL Ben Slocum was not expecting. But
once the initial shock wears off for the confirmed bachelor, he takes in the
rest of what social worker Claire Chastain tells him: that his son is missing,
abducted by a man who wants revenge against Claire and Sam's dead mother. And
that Ben is now the child's only hope.
As Ben and Claire band together to track the two down, their concern for Sam
draws them closer, each fighting feelings there's no time to explore. Because
when their search takes them too close to Sam's abductor and his cohorts, the
danger hits home—the son he's desperate to save, the woman he's desperate to
love…. Ben's got one chance to take back what's his, and in one gunshot he could
lose it all.
the author's website: Kat Martin
STOLEN by Daniel
The future looks bright for Boston couple John Bodine and Ruby Dawes. John's
online gaming business is growing, and they're talking about starting a family.
But when Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis, and their cut-rate insurance
won't cover the treatment she desperately needs, John makes a risky move. He
steals a customer's identity and files a false claim for Ruby's medication.
The plan works perfectly--until the customer in question contacts John with a
startling proposition. If John and Ruby play a little game he's devised, he
won't report their fraud. The rules of Criminal' are simple: commit real crimes.
But if they fail, there will be deadly consequences. John assumes it's a sick
joke--until people start dying.
With each round, the crimes get more twisted. John and Ruby can't disappear--and
they can't go to the police. Their only option is to keep playing, while trying
to outwit a psychopath who has no intention of letting them leave this game
the author's website: Daniel Palmer
THE CRYPT THIEF by
A Hugo Marston
It’s summer in Paris and two tourists have been murdered in Père
Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison’s grave. The cemetery is locked down
and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a
ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a
bizarre twist, he disappears under the cover of night with part of her skeleton.
One of the dead tourists is an American and the other is a woman linked to a
suspected terrorist; so the US ambassador sends his best man and the embassy’s
head of security—Hugo Marston—to help the French police with their
When the thief breaks into another crypt at a different cemetery, stealing bones
from a second famed dancer, Hugo is stumped. How does this killer operate
unseen? And why is he stealing the bones of once-famous can-can girls?
Hugo cracks the secrets of the graveyards but soon realizes that old bones
aren’t all this killer wants. . . .
the author's blog: Mark Pryor
DEADLY HARVEST by
A Detective Kubu Mystery
Deadly Harvest in Michael Stanley’s beloved Detective Kubu series tracks
a series of murders and a mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might
hold the key to a web of missing persons.
When young girls start to go missing, Samantha, a new detective on the Botswana
police force suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, is the reason.
She and Detective David “Kubu” Bengu race to stop a serial killer, all as the
father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands.
Weaving together a thrilling mystery with a fascinating look at modern-day
Africa, Deadly Harvest is filled with elements suspense and plot twists that
will keep you captivated until the very end.
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ONION STREET by Reed Farrel Coleman; SOUNDBYTE by Cat Connor (e-book only);
LUCKY BASTARD by Deborah Coonts; THE BARBED CROWN by William Dietrich; SLEEP MY
DARLINGS by Diane Fanning; MURDER AS A FINE ART by David Morrell; AGAINST THE
EDGE by Kat Martin; STOLEN by Daniel Palmer; THE CRYPT THIEF by Mark Pryor; and
DEADLY HARVEST by Michael Stanley,
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