DEROS: A Father Jake Austin Mystery by John A. Vanek

DEROS (304 pages) is the first book in a mystery/suspense series by John A. Vanek set in Oberlin, Ohio, and featuring amateur detective Father Jake Austin. A series of murders force Father Jake Austin to confront his own violent past, regrets over lost love, and his doubts about the priesthood. “This intense debut introduces a…

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Crazy Rhythm: A Gunnar Nilson Series by T.W. Emory

In “logs to luxury” Broadmoor, the “old” money wasn’t really so old. Crazy Rhythm (256 pages) is the second mystery by T.W. Emory set in 1950s Seattle and featuring PI Gunnar Nilson. While searching for the killer of a small-time hustler, Gunnar is hired to investigate a series of menacing phone calls made to a…

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The Hapsburg Variation by Bill Rapp

The Hapsburg Variation (264 pages) is a historical mystery by Bill Rapp. As the Allies prepare to sign the State Treaty granting Vienna its independence, a CIA agent investigates the case of a murdered aristocrat in hopes that it will lead him to his kidnapped wife. Rapp worked at the CIA for thirty-five years as…

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Big Dreams Cost Too Much: A Valentin Vermeulen Short Story by Michael Niemann

Big Dreams Cost Too Much (Kindle Single, $2.99) is a novella featuring Valentin Vermeulen, a United Nations fraud investigator who is featured in two other short stories and two full-length international mystery/thrillers, Legitimate Business and Illicit Trade. Book 3, Illegal Holdings, will be released on March 1, 2018. Sent to a peacekeeping mission in the…

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Velvet on a Tuesday Afternoon by Clive Rosengren

Velvet on a Tuesday Afternoon (224 pages), is book three of Clive Rosengren’s mystery series set in Hollywood and featuring private investigator/part-time actor Eddie Collins. When an actress/exotic dancer from Eddie Collins’ past hires him to find her brother, he risks his life to both locate Frankie and keep her safe. Eddie is the real…

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Africa Always Needs Guns by Michael Niemann

“Africa Always Needs Guns” introduces Valentin Vermeulen, who is featured in two other short stories and two full-length mystery/thrillers, Legitimate Business and Illicit Trade. Book 3, Illegal Holdings, will be released on March 1, 2018. An earlier version of “Africa Always Needs Guns” was published in the 2012 Mystery Writers Association of America anthology Vengeance,…

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Murder Unscripted by Clive Rosengren

Murder Unscripted (240 pages), and Red Desert (184 pages) are books 1 and 2 of Clive Rosengren’s Eddie Collins Mystery series. Both books were finalists for the Shamus Award, sponsored by the Private Eye Writers of America. Book 3, Velvet on a Tuesday Afternoon, will be released on December 1. Set in the Hollywood, the…

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Let the Dead Bury the Dead by David Carlson

Let the Dead Bury the Dead (216 pages) is the second book in a mystery/thriller series by David Carlson featuring Lieutenant Christopher Worthy and his Greek Orthodox monk/priest friend, Father Fortis. When a priest is found strangled in front of the altar, Detective Worthy and Father Fortis delve into his personal and spiritual life for…

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Muir Woods or Bust by Ian Woollen

Muir Woods Or Bust (216 pages) is a work of literary fiction and social satire by Ian Woollen. In a near future plagued by global weather weirding, a psychologist is forced by a manic actor to travel from Bloomington, Indiana, to California for the sake of an audition. Muir Woods or Bust won a bronze…

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