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Mystery: THE ART OF FEAR

A life no girl should endure. A father no daughter could love. A twist no one would predict.

From award-winning author Pamela Crane comes a terrifying tale of small-town secrets and murder.

Ari Wilburn’s life ended long ago—the day she watched her little sister die in a tragic accident and did nothing to stop it. Crippled with self-blame and resented by her parents, she stumbles through life … and onto an unexpected clue that casts doubt on whether the death was accidental.

Now a psychological wreck, Ari joins a suicide support group where she meets Tina, a sex-enslaved escapee who finds her long-lost father dead. Suicide, police ruled it. But Tina suspects foul play. As a bond develops between the women in their shared loss, they’re dragged into playing a dangerous game with a killer.

Faced with a murderous wake-up call and two possibly linked deaths, Ari’s investigation puts her next on the killer’s list. But she’s never been one to back down from a fight.

Needing closure, Ari must face her demons and the killer behind them … or lose everything she loves.

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Mystery: ASSIGNMENT DENVER

Travel writer Jae Lovejoy thought her days of crime reporting were over . . . She was wrong.

Jae thought she found her dream job. Being a travel writer let her enjoy all her favorite things: seeing new places … staying on the go … telling unusual stories … until she stumbled across a murder scene.

While she was looking for an interesting twist to spice up her Denver travel story, Jae found the body of the wealthiest woman in Colorado—a reclusive heiress who had her share of enemies. And the accused killer was Mitch Evans, the owner of a microbrewery and the subject of Jae’s travel story.

Now Jae’s editor wants her to put her travel story on hold to cover the crime. Meanwhile, she is assigned to work with Colin Bloom, a handsome and talented photographer who is frustratingly quiet. And family drama from back East is finding its way to Jae in Denver.

Can she keep herself together, personally and professionally, while she tries to solve the case of the eccentric heiress?

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Mystery: THE RAGE OF PLUM BLOSSOMS

Attorney Quinn Jones is in over her head. Her husband, Jordan Chang, Annapolis grad and superstar businessman, has been found dead outside their Greenwich Village brownstone. He’s wearing clothes that aren’t his, and was last seen at a place he never went while consorting with people he shouldn’t–and he’s vastly richer than he ought to be, Quinn discovers. Since NYPD has labeled Jordan’s death a suicide, Quinn is on her own to uncover the truth. Courtrooms, Quinn knows. Chanel No. 5, horses, martial arts, and frizzy hair, she knows. Murder, she doesn’t know but she’s learning fast in order to stay alive. With a few clues to work with, including a photo of Jordan with a stunning unknown Asian woman and a copy of a 1986 check payable to Jordan for twelve million dollars, Quinn stalks the back streets of Chinatown, haunted by the need to know what happened that day and why.

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Mystery: RASPBERRY TRUFFLE MURDER

When Nikki’s husband of 20 years decided that he wanted a different life in Los Angeles it spawns a new life for her as well. Leaving behind Atlanta and her Journalism career there, she moves to the small town of Maple Hills, Vermont. With a bustling tourist season, the thriving community seems the perfect place to set up her new Chocolate Shop… yet opening day proves more deadly than profitable.

A hit and run right outside her shop door leaves a man dead and questions swirling. When the victim is identified as Steven Denforth, the most hated and reviled man in town, it resurrects the fissures that had recently torn Maple Hills apart. Now he is dead and everyone is a suspect, including Nikki. Nikki instinctively knows the dirt in Maple Hills is piled high and if she doesn’t get to the bottom of it, and to the murder, then her stay in the quaint Northern Town may very well be short lived.

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Mystery: MALIHA ANDERSON

1908. A gruesome death. An airship full of suspects.

Maliha Anderson prefers to be alone, even on the long journey back to India. Unfortunately one of her fellow passengers is a murderer.

She should stay out of the death of the General’s nurse, but Maliha cannot leave a mystery alone. Besides, there is no one else on the vessel qualified to investigate, though she’s the only person who knows that.

Defying her need for isolation, she negotiates prejudice and unwanted personal attentions as she struggles to find the perpetrator. She might die in the attempt but perhaps that’s what she wants.

In a past that never was, the first three installments of the Maliha Anderson series (Murder out of the Blue, Blood Sky at Night and Halo Round the Moon) are filled with twists, vivid descriptions, intriguing characters, and crisp, elegant prose.

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Mystery: A CUNNING HEIST

Sloane Harper has sworn off men—for her sanity, and her safety. But with or without men, trouble always seems to find Sloane.
When her ex’s ex-mistress comes knocking for help, Sloane does what she does best : she helps way more than she should. As she investigates London’s art scene, Sloane runs into a very handsome but very shady artist, a quirky bunch of thieves, and a cunning old flame.
Perhaps Sloane should have sworn off playing private detective instead of men.

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Thriller: THE GRIFTER’S DAUGHTER

Introduced in Tap Doubt, Dani Silver is the daughter of a legendary old con artist Leroy Amadeus Logan.

After conning her fiancé out of 1.2 million dollars, she’s hoping he’ll come after her.

Dani is going to set up the first self-financed long cons. With old members of Leroy’s gang, and new members of her own, Dani’s out to pull of some of the most outrageous crimes ever.

Dani starts the new business by taking down a crooked televangelist. Unfortunately, he’s not crooked and the plan goes off the rails. Can she keep her crew together long enough to find another mark?

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Cozy Mystery: FROM GARDEN TO GRAVE

Murder. It’s a perennial problem.

Verity Hawkes is a shut-in. After two years bunkered in her apartment, the only thing that gets her out is the disappearance of her beloved but eccentric aunt. As she takes over her aunt’s landscaping shop, she’ll need to go from hoarder to horticulturist in a hurry…

Her new home of Leafy Hollow is quaint, except for her most obnoxious client. When a series of freak accidents kills the customer, all signs point to Verity as the killer.

The hunt for answers is on, and Verity must question a tipsy carpenter, a bacon-peddling vegan restaurateur, and her dreamy landscaping competitor to keep her new life afloat. Failure to find the truth could put her back in a confined space for much more than two years…

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Spy Action Thriller: THE TONKIN PROJECT

In the steamy tropical jungles of Myanmar, Dan Roy will meet his match…

Dan has joined the backpacker trail in far South East Asia. He wants nothing but peace, and to relax.
But trouble finds him soon enough. Kimberly Smith is a CIA agent. She is flown into Myanmar, to help locate another CIA agent, missing in action.
When Dan saves Kim from an ambush, their fates become entwined. Ignoring the instant spark between them, Dan leaves her alone. But when Kim is attacked and abducted before his eyes, he defends her with all his might. They escape, but they are now pawns in a CIA operation that could bring the world’s two superpowers to a global conflict.
The stakes rise, and Kim and Dan run from one exotic location to another, chased by powerful forces bent on their destruction. Finally, they are forcibly separated, and Dan is left to die in the dense, remote jungles…

A terrifying secret is revealed inside the beautiful, but rarely visited country of Myanmar. Its long border with China has always been under America’s watchful eyes. A covert operation, reaching up to the highest levels of power inside the CIA and Washington, is now in danger of being exposed. Dan Roy must lift himself up from his green grave, and fight back, in the only way he can. To save the world, and to get Kim back.
She means more to him than his battle hardened heart can understand.
Once again, failure is not an option.
From Singapore to Langley, and Washington to Yangon, come ride with Dan Roy on an adrenaline drenched, high octane, exotic adventure that will you leave you breathless and wanting more.

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