“Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders” by Robert Thornhill

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“Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders

Genre: Cozy Mystery/Humor

Release Date: August 18, 2012

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Members of the Midtown Book Club are found murdered.
It is just the beginning of a series of deaths that lead Walt and Ox into the twisted world of a serial killer.
In the late 1960’s, the Zodiac Killer claimed to have killed 37 people and was never caught — the perfect crime.
Oscar Roach dreamed of being the next serial killer to commit the perfect crime.
He left a calling card with each of his victims — a mystery novel, resting in their blood-soaked hands.
The media dubbed him ‘The Librarian’.
Walt and the Kansas City Police are baffled by the cunning of this vicious killer and fear that he has indeed committed the perfect crime.
Or did he?
Walt and his wacky senior cohorts prove, once again, that life goes on in spite of the carnage around them.
The perfect blend of murder, mayhem, and merriment.

 


Award-winning author, Robert Thornhill, began writing at the age of sixty-six and in four short years has penned thirteen novels in the Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook, and a mini-autobiography. Lady Justice and the Sting, Lady Justice and Dr. Death, Lady Justice and the Vigilante, Lady Justice and the Candidate and Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders won the Pinnacle Award for the best new mystery novels of 2011, 2012 and 2013 from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs. Many of Walt’s adventures in the Lady Justice series are anecdotal and based on Robert’s real life. Robert holds a master’s in psychology, but his wit and insight come from his varied occupations, including thirty-three years as a real estate broker. He lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Missouri. Visit him on the Web at http://BooksByBob.com

“Tune Up: The Secrets of Mylin – Book I” by Joe Klingler


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“Tune Up: The Secrets of Mylin – Book I

Genre: Police Procedural/Thriller/Suspense

Release Date: May 1, 2017

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On their second case, Qigiq and Kandy are loaned to the Traffic Division to investigate an early morning accident. Hit and run. By a motorcycle. The victim is an elderly Asian woman. A young witness in a nearby dry cleaner and a truck driver suggest all “accidents” aren’t created equal. Then the Captain drops a new assignment on their desk: an affluent Bay Area lawyer is missing. The man’s wife stomps into their office screaming about a contract she found hidden in the backups of their home computer. A contract with a seven-figure payout, and an incriminating Exhibit A.

Following the trail of both the motorcycle rider and the lawyer with Kandy complaining, “We’re homicide detectives, there should be a body,” leads to a vintage motorcycle club called the Ton Up where lips are sealed, a yacht harbor on the coast where riddles run deep, and a midnight roadside confrontation that ends with a splash. As the trails twist they soon find that these people and places have one thing in common:

A violist named Mylin. Who plays in an all-female orchestra called The Girls of the Orient. And, unbeknownst to her, is the subject of a fine-art photographer’s latest collection.

From San Francisco to Mexico, the treacherous cliffs of the Pacific coast to the desolation of Nevada’s high desert, Tune Up moves like Kandy’s turbocharged Mini through a foggy landscape of false identities, fake romance, and frenzied chases, as Qigiq realizes one picture really can reveal more than 1,000 words.

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JOE KLINGLER is the author of the award-winning suspense novels: RATS, Mash Up, Missing Mona, and his latest thriller, Tune Up. He is a computer scientist, musician, and entrepreneur passionate about writing action-packed novels centered on real-world issues. Tune Up, the second Qigiq and Dreeson thriller, is the first in the Secrets of Mylin series. Joe spends time in California and his native Ohio rides a BMW R1200GS adventure motorcycle and has his eye on a Yamaha XSR900. Find out more about Joe Klingler and his mystery and thriller novels at his official website: JoeKlingler.com.

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“Driver Confessional (Driver Series Book 1)” by David L. Winters


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“Driver Confessional (Driver Series Book 1)

Genre: Christian Fiction/Mystery/Suspense

Release Date: May 1, 2017

 

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Antonio, a law student and part-time ride-share driver, cruises the streets of Washington, D.C. for his next fare. His gentle manner and Italian good looks lead many to confess more than they intended. On a particularly dark night, a mysterious woman bares her soul and throws Antonio into a world of secrets. With his police officer brother and close circle of friends, he must solve a murder and thwart international terrorists before its too late.

 

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David L Winters (1959-) is an award-winning author, humorist and speaker, originally from Ohio, who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. His first book, Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to Peace won several awards including a Silver Illumination Award from the Jenkins Group and two Finalist Medals from the Next Generation Indies Book Awards.

“All Signs Point to Murder” by Connie di Marco #BlurbBlitz


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All Signs Point to Murder

by Connie di Marco

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GENRE: Mystery

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The stars predict a wedding-day disaster, but San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never expected murder

Julia Bonatti is alarmed by the astrological signs looming over Geneva Leary’s wedding day, but nobody asked Julia’s opinion and being a bridesmaid means supporting the bride no matter what. Even with the foreboding Moon-Mars-Pluto lineup in the heavens, no one’s prepared for the catastrophes that strike: a no-show sister, a passed-out wedding planner, and a lethal shooting in the dead of night.

With anger and grief threatening to tear the Leary family part, Julia is determined to understand how such a terrible tragedy could occur. As she digs deeper into the family’s secrets, her astrological insights will lead her to the truth about a criminal enterprise that stretches far beyond the California coast.

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The building on Guerrero was a once proud Victorian with bow front windows.  It had since been broken up into six small units and fallen into disrepair.  There was something about this chore that made my stomach go into knots.  Rummaging through a dead woman’s possessions was bad enough, but what if I found something that implicated Moira in a crime?  Should I remove it and risk the police finding out?

I approached the long stairway leading to the front door.  The wind had died down and now fog danced around the streetlights.  It was eerily quiet.  No lights shone from any of the windows.  I climbed the cracked granite stairs to the entrance where the weathered door stood ajar, listing slightly on its hinges.  Inside, a bare overhead light bulb cast a meager glow down the long corridor, cannibalized from a once grand entryway.  The hallway smelled of dirty cat litter, moldy vegetables, and cigarette smoke.  I followed the corridor to the end and stopped at the last door on the right.

I slipped the key into the lock and reached around the door jamb where I felt the light switch.  A rusting chandelier with two bulbs missing illuminated the one large room that was both Moira’s living room and bedroom.  This room housed a collection of hand-me-downs and broken furniture, ripped curtains and piles of clothing in various spots around the floor.

I heaved up the mattress, first on one side and then the other, making sure nothing was hidden between it and the box spring.  I pulled open each of the bureau drawers, checked their contents and pulled them all the way out to make sure nothing was behind them.  I opened a small drawer in the bedside stand.  Amid a loose pile of clutter was a dark blue velvet box embossed with the letter “R” in cursive gold script.  Could this be from Rochecault?  I was fairly certain it was.  Rochecault is an infamously expensive jeweler on Maiden Lane downtown.  How could Moira have shopped there?

I opened the box and gasped.  An amazing bracelet heavy with blue stones in varying colors rested inside.  The setting had the slightly matte industrial sheen of platinum.  Moira couldn’t possibly have afforded this.  Shoving the box into a side pocket of my purse, I decided I was definitely not leaving this for the police to find and slid the drawer shut.

I scanned the room.  Moira hadn’t been much of a housekeeper and it didn’t appear as if there were many hiding spots.  My eye caught a small black notebook under a jumble of papers and unopened bills on a rickety desk.  I dropped my purse on the floor and reached for the book.  A searing pain shot through my skull.  Blinded, I fell to the floor.

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Connie di MarcoConnie di Marco is the author of the Zodiac Mysteries from Midnight Ink, featuring San Francisco astrologer, Julia Bonatti, who never thought murder would be part of her practice.  Book 2 in the Zodiac Mysteries is All Signs Point to Murder, to be released on August 8, 2017.

Writing as Connie Archer, she is also the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s Mysteries from Penguin Random House (Berkley Prime Crime), set in the village of Snowflake, Vermont.  She recently released A Clue in the Stew is the fifth in this series.  Some of her favorite recipes can also be found in The Cozy Cookbook and The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook.

Connie is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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Book 1:  The Madness of Mercury

 

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“Creepz” by Ruth Bainbridge #BookBlast


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Creepz

by Ruth Bainbridge

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GENRE: Suspense Thriller

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June 2017. New York is suffering under the worst heatwave in centuries, but it’s the barrage of grisly murders that has city dwellers on edge. Since the homicides don’t fit a pattern, the NYPD is treating them as unrelated, but Detective Grace Jarrod isn’t so sure. Graffiti left at the crime scenes points to the crimes being linked and part of a rampage.

The delivery of a cryptogram to her precinct proves her theory correct. A group calling themselves CREEPZ takes credit for the deaths and for the war they wage. They promise not to stop until a societal revolution is achieved. Jarrod leads the investigation and goes after the madmen that strike at will and profess to kill for love. Little does she know that the group of homeless drifters is led by a genius who believes himself God.

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He wasn’t much bigger than she was. With her shoes off, he was only eye level. She could get through him … she could. Like Stacy said, he was just a little punk—a creep—one of hundreds she’d encountered before. He was only trying to scare her, but it wouldn’t work. She could handle this—if only she could move her damn feet.The click of the gun being cocked echoed in her head. A shiver shimmying up her spine, the filthy stranger’s grin widened as he neared and pressed the cold steel into the center of her forehead.

“No!” she screamed.

“Ya-yo-yes, little girl with no way to go but da-da-down.”

“But why? Why?”

“Because Daniel says so-so-so. It’s adios sad buh-bye time, so maybe you oughta cry.”

“Please,” she begged as tears streamed down her face. “Please don’t kill me. I’ll give you all I have. I will!”

“Haff to blonde hair and not much more. Me and Daniel, we’re goin’ to war, but yah-yu-you? You gonna start it!”

Sharp laughter knocked all thoughts from her head as a paralysis overtook her.

The man was crazy. Deranged. With no more time to think, she lunged forward, prepared to bash into him. A loud blast stopped her in her tracks and made her ears ring.

The impact of the bullet slammed her backwards. Staggering one unwieldy step, a blinding light lit up the alley as the bullet smashed through her skull. Her brain emptied and splattered onto the back wall. Limp, a numbness overtook her.

Was this it?

Her eyes crossed as she fell. Looking upward at the blackened sky, her question went answered.

She was dead before she hit the ground.

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Ruth Bainbridge was born in the idyllic, sleepy town of Ithaca, NY, and has been a lover of mysteries for her entire life. Ever since a child, she’s consumed detective stories at regular intervals, becoming enamored with all the superstars of crime. She loved matching wits with Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Thomas Pitt, Lord Peter Wimsey, Richard Jury and Edward X Delaney. In fact, she was so inspired by their brilliance that she began trying to emulate her writing idol’s achievements by composing her own short stories. However, life interfered with her plans of becoming the next hopeful to try a life of crime–on paper at least. But the empty nest syndrome happened and gave her the impetus to return to her first love–murder.

Her works include: THE CURT SAVAGE MYSTERIES (a four-part series that should be read in order); DEADSPEAK, a detective Twin Peaks; and ONLY ONE WILL FALL, the first in THE NICK CROSS MYSTERIES. CREEPZ is her eighth published work. The most intense read of the season, it’s a complex adrenaline rush that’s filled with suspense.

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” The Gray-Haired Knitting Detective Series: (Books 1 – 3)” by D.E. Haggerty

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The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives Series (Books 1-3)”

Author: D.E. Haggerty

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Release Date: November 30, 2015

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Get all three books of the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives series in one bundle! The bundle includes Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem, Jack Gets His Man, and Love in the Time of Murder. Join the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives as they solve the murder of Izzy’s grandma, figure out who is stealing money from Jack’s store, and clear Dee of murder charges. But don’t worry. Solving crimes won’t prevent the knitters from matchmaking Izzy, Jack, and Dee.

Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem
Izzy’s daredevil husband killed himself in a parachuting accident five years ago. Her best friend Jack decides it’s time for her to jump back in the dating pool. Just when things in the dating world start to heat up, Izzy’s grandma dies. Only her knitting group of Jessica Fletcher wannabes is sure it’s murder. Did someone really kill grandma or are Izzy and her merry band of geriatric thieves imagining things?

Jack Gets His Man
Despite how awesome Jack’s life is, he’s feeling restless and put out about his upcoming birthday and his ex is being a pain in his fabulous behind. When his smoking hot new bookkeeper discovers things at the store aren’t actually as they seem, Jack’s bestie and his gal pals, the gray-haired knitting detectives, jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.

Love in the Time of Murder
In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives, returns home after managing to pry herself loose from her husband’s clutches. But when Dee’s husband winds up murdered, she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. And if they manage to find a new love interest for Dee as well, then that’s just the icing on the cake.

“Never Wager Against Love (Kellington Book 3)” by Maureen Driscoll #Spotlight

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Historical Romance Month continues this week on Nesie’s Place with the work of author Maureen Driscoll in the spotlight! Maureen shares her personal insights on books from two of her series, The Kellingtons and The Emersons. Also, THREE random commenters will win ebooks each day this week! Good times!

This is the third book in the Kellington Series and it’s a bit of an odd duck.  The story actually starts in the second book, but you don’t need to have read that one to understand this one.  It’s about Arthur, the third brother in the Kellington family.  It’s a more serious book in that it starts when he was fifteen and rescues a gypsy woman from an assault.  She reads his fortune, telling him that the love of his life will be shot and, having just lost his parents, Arthur decides he cannot have more death in his life.

Having decided not to fall in love, he, of course, does just that several years later.  The heroine is slightly unconventional, a lowly-born woman who works as a spy for the Home Office.  They join forces to recover some priceless artifacts.

This book was the first I’d written to make me cry, though there’s a happy ending.  It’s about love, faith and loss, with a touch of fantasy.  It is very loosely – very loosely – inspired by the legend of King Arthur.

Have you ever had your fortune told?  I must admit I’ve been to a few psychics.  It’s always been scary and cool.

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“Never Wager Against Love (Kellington Book 3)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Suspense

Release Date: November 16, 2013

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Maureen Driscoll’s Kellington novels continue with Arthur’s story, the third book in her Regency romance series.

When Arthur Kellington was fifteen, a Romany fortune teller predicted that his true love would be killed. Since then, he’s resolved to never fall in love. He has no trouble keeping his resolution until he meets Vanessa Gans, an agent with the Home Office who is on the trail of two hardened criminals. As he finds himself falling for her, he must keep his distance emotionally as the only way to protect them both.

Despite her illegitimate birth, Vanessa Gans has worked her way up to being one of the Crown’s finest agents. She’s reluctant to accept Arthur’s help initially because she doesn’t want to place him in danger. Then she realizes her heart is truly at risk because there can be no honorable future between them.

NEVER WAGER AGAINST LOVE is a romantic tale of bravery, sacrifice and love. It contains explicit language. The earlier books in the series were NEVER MISS A CHANCE (Book 2) and NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID (Book 1), which USA TODAY’S HAPPILY EVER AFTER blog called “enjoyable, suspenseful and satisfying.”

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Maureen DriscollDanielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”

Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge.  She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce.  The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill.  Her Dating Geroge Clooneynovel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.

She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons.  She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year.  She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.

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