The Last Straw, by Michael Niemann

The Last Straw, by Michael Niemann Expecting a little down time, Vermeulen joins his partner Tessa Bishonga on a research trip to the US/Mexican border in Arizona. Instead he is drawn into the investigation of a murdered skeleton found in the Sonoran desert. The dead man’s notebook contains Vermeulen’s phone number. The local authorities are…

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Like a Thief in the Night, by David Carlson

Like a Thief in the Night, by David Carlson The feast day of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome deserves better than to be spoiled by a prank.  That’s what the sleuth Father Nicholas Fortis thinks as he watches a drone hover over the huge crowd in St. Peter’s Square.  Annoyance turns to terror when…

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Bedeviled, by John A. Vanek

Detective Carrie Shatner has just about run out of tolerance for her criminally inclined family members. The Shatners have long since passed toeing the line. They have obliterated that line, and they are getting increasingly reckless with their criminal endeavors. Carrie is trying to figure out what to do about her family when Sergeant Jerrod Hardy of the Texas Rangers pops back up in her life with a warning…Texas’s Department of Public Safety has just started investigating the Shatner family, and their time as the leading crime family in East Texas is about to come to an end. It’s time for Carrie to make a choice—save herself or go down in a blaze of glory with the rest of the Shatners.

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A Blind Eye, by George Fong

Detective Carrie Shatner has just about run out of tolerance for her criminally inclined family members. The Shatners have long since passed toeing the line. They have obliterated that line, and they are getting increasingly reckless with their criminal endeavors. Carrie is trying to figure out what to do about her family when Sergeant Jerrod Hardy of the Texas Rangers pops back up in her life with a warning…Texas’s Department of Public Safety has just started investigating the Shatner family, and their time as the leading crime family in East Texas is about to come to an end. It’s time for Carrie to make a choice—save herself or go down in a blaze of glory with the rest of the Shatners.

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Frog in a Bucket, by Clive Rosengren

Detective Carrie Shatner has just about run out of tolerance for her criminally inclined family members. The Shatners have long since passed toeing the line. They have obliterated that line, and they are getting increasingly reckless with their criminal endeavors. Carrie is trying to figure out what to do about her family when Sergeant Jerrod Hardy of the Texas Rangers pops back up in her life with a warning…Texas’s Department of Public Safety has just started investigating the Shatner family, and their time as the leading crime family in East Texas is about to come to an end. It’s time for Carrie to make a choice—save herself or go down in a blaze of glory with the rest of the Shatners.

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Criminal History, by Randee Green

Detective Carrie Shatner has just about run out of tolerance for her criminally inclined family members. The Shatners have long since passed toeing the line. They have obliterated that line, and they are getting increasingly reckless with their criminal endeavors. Carrie is trying to figure out what to do about her family when Sergeant Jerrod Hardy of the Texas Rangers pops back up in her life with a warning…Texas’s Department of Public Safety has just started investigating the Shatner family, and their time as the leading crime family in East Texas is about to come to an end. It’s time for Carrie to make a choice—save herself or go down in a blaze of glory with the rest of the Shatners.

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The Case of the Missing Game Warden, by Steven T. Callan

Veteran Northern California game warden Norman Bettis and his wife, Martha, lived an idyllic life in the small Sacramento Valley farm town of Gridley. On the morning of December 13, 1956, Norman kissed Martha on the forehead and drove off to work. He had no way of knowing he was destined to stumble into a rat’s nest of commercial duck poachers and disappear–patrol car and all.

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An Evil Most Men Welcome, by Leta Serafim

An Evil Most Men Welcome, by Leta Serafim A local man is found murdered in a cave on the Greek island of Spetses. Initially, the police suspect he was murdered by his foreign wife, a desperately unhappy American woman named Hope Erikson. Howeverm, nothing is as it seems. Not the victim, nor his family, and…

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Fragmented, by George Fong

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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Percentages of Guilt, by Michael Niemann

Percentages of Guilt, by Michael Niemann Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Valentin Vermeulen learns the hard way how true that is. His former employer, the prosecutor’s office in Antwerp, calls him back. There are some irregularities with an old case. Once in his old home town, he finds…

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