Fragmented, by George Fong FBI Special Agent Jack Paris is called to investigate the murder of a woman. Under normal circumstances, murder is a local crime. But in this case, the victim has a 17 year-old daughter who is missing and the presumption is she’s been kidnapped. That makes it a federal matter. From evidence…

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Jimmy and Fay, by Michael Mayo It’s March 2, 1933. King Kong is premiering at Radio City Music Hall, and Fay Wray is about to become the most famous actress on earth. So what’s she doing hanging around a rundown Manhattan speakeasy? This Hollywood scream queen has come to see Jimmy Quinn, a limping tough guy who…

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Sister City, by Ian Woollen Meet the concerned citizens of Cave City, Indiana, and their Mexican counterparts in Ciudad de la Gruta, a lovely town in the Yucatán – characters such as Delmar and Glodene Butz, Dolores Sánchez, Sheriff Hooker and El Plástico. They are concerned about the future of the Sister City accord between…

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Everyone Goes to Jimmy’s, by Michael Mayo Young Jimmy Quinn is delivering a bribe for the infamous racketeer Arnold Rothstein when a bomb goes off on Wall Street, killing thirty people and scaring every banker in the city right down to his spats. Twelve years later, Rothstein is dead, and Jimmy is doing his best…

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Jimmy the Stick, by Michael Mayo Jimmy Quinn was a gunman, bootlegger, and bagman, running with mobsters the likes of Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll, until a bullet in the leg and the murder of Arnold Rothstein ended his career. Quinn bought a speakeasy in downtown Manhattan and settled into a…

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Absolution, by John A. Vanek Father Jack Austin’s alcoholic father suddenly returns to town, decades after deserting him as a young boy. His dad is fleeing a vindictive drug lord and begs him for help. Although Jake detests his old man for abandoning him, he can’t allow him to be murdered, so he enlists the…

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No Right Way Michael Neimann

No Right Way (240 pages) is book 4 in Michael Niemann’s Valentin Vermeulen Thriller series. “Niemann’s memorable fourth Valentin Vermeulen thriller…blends an unusual locale with an appealing, relatable hero while drawing attention to the plight of refugees. Readers will look forward to Vermeulen’s next assignment.”—Publishers Weekly 4/3/2019 It is the fall of 2015. The refugee…

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Miracles (270 pages) is the second novel in John Vanek’s Father Jake Austin Mystery series. Father Jake Austin assumes multiple, often seemingly incompatible roles of physician, priest, healer and detective, and with each case, he hopes for miracles. “Vanek brings G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown into the twenty-first century and sprinkles in hints of PBS’s Grantchester. You…

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The Sword of Tecumseh by M.D Carroll

The Sword of Tecumseh (212 pages) is the first book in M.D. Carroll’s Logan Wells Mystery series.  When a professor of history obsessed with finding a sword belonging to the famous Shawnee war chief Tecumseh vanishes from the small community of Prairie Stop, Indiana, Logan Wells must find a connection between events of the distant…

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Martini Shot by Clive Rosengren

Martini Shot (208 pages) is the fourth book in An Eddie Collins Mystery series by Clive Rosengren. Eddie Collins, private eye and part-time Hollywood actor must confront the promise and pitfalls of efforts toward reconciliation, in his own life and that of his client. Eddie Collins, private eye and part-time Hollywood actor, is hired by…

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