Heel Turn, by Kevin R. Doyle At the age of twenty-three, Sheila Hampton was arrested, tried and convicted for murdering her husband, wealthy Derek Hampton. Now, twenty-five years later and with her conviction overturned, Sheila is released from prison, only to be arrested days later for murdering the prosecutor, now retired, who originally sent her…

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Recusal, by Donald Catalano Recusal is a suspense novel that delves into the world of high-stakes politics played out at the preeminent level of the United States government. President Andrew Cochran and Chief of Staff Nathan Whitaker hasten to fill a newly open seat on the Supreme Court to gain political advantage for the nascent…

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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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Skeleton Key, by Reed Bunzel One year after his world is devastated in Hurricane Blues, Jack Connor is stitching his life back together one thread at a time. He now manages an open-air drinking establishment named The Sandbar across the road from the sand in Folly Beach, a shabby-chic tourist town half an hour from…

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Should Grace Fail, by Priscella Paton On a June morning, Detective Erik Jansson finds the body of a former policeman in a St. Paul dumpster. The victim, Dan, a recovered alcoholic, had been rescuing an addicted teen, Luna, from sex trafficking. With the backdrop of the opioid crisis, the detectives pursue suspects—missing Luna, who has…

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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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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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Hurricane Blues, by Reed Bunzel Why would anyone want to kill Ruby Rollins in the vestry of her church? A proponent of swift justice, the county sheriff has already locked up her husband for murder, but the state’s governor doesn’t buy it and hires Jack Connor to learn the truth, no matter where it lies.…

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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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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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