Tag: Mystery & Detective

The Czar’s Spy

We could tell you what this book was about, but then we’d have to kill you. »

The Eye of Osiris

This is the tantalizing tale of a missing world-renowned archaeologist that, so far, no one seems to be able to find any clues to. Dr. Thorndyke, our detective, is unusually perceptive and begins to find clues leading to a man with a tattoo of the “Eye of Osiris”. »

The Man Who Ended War

The Secretary of War of the United States receives a letter sent to his and all other nations, declaring that war has too long devastated the earth and the time has come for peace. It orders them to destroy their weapons of warfare and disband their militaries. The letter ends: “One year from this date will I allow for disarmament and no more. At the end of that time, if no heed has been pai... »

A False Dawn

Lowe’s debut offers little suspense or surprise, though well-crafted prose suggests he’s capable of better. Ex-Miami homicide cop Sean O’Brien, who’s retreated to a house on Florida’s St. Johns River, carries the usual baggage for a reluctant hero. His wife died from cancer six months earlier, and his policeman father was shot dead in the line of duty when he was a ch... »

A Brewing Storm: : Short Story

Product Description Part 1 of the Derrick Storm Trilogy FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF *HEAT WAVE* When Derrick Storm needed to leave the CIA, he couldn’t just retire. He had to fake his own death. So when his former boss calls in an old favor that will bring Storm out of early retirement and back to Washington to investigate a high-profile kidnapping, he knows there must be more at stake th... »

The Invisible Code

Winner of CrimeFest 2013’s ‘eDunnit Award’ for ‘the best crime fiction ebook published in 2012 in both hardcopy and in electronic format’. Two small children are playing a game called ‘Witch-Hunter’. They place a curse on a young woman taking lunch in a church courtyard and wait for her to die. An hour later the woman is indeed found dead inside St Bride&#... »

The Burning Man

London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Uni... »

Motherless Brooklyn

From America’s most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel. Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn’s very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways.  Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent’s Home for Bo... »

Primal Scream

Decades ago, Inspector Robert DeClercq suffered a tragedy when his young daughter was kidnapped and killed after he was unable to save her. Only now, with a young girl named Katt in his life, can he put his demons to rest. Until DeClercq’s Special X Team receives a shrunken head, heralding the return of the Headhunter — a psychopath who left a trail of headless bodies in his wake eleve... »

Fountain of Death

After twenty years in California, Frannie Jay-formerly Frances Jakumbowski-returns to her home turf: New Haven, Connecticut, a university town that has become rife with crime. The depressed aerobics instructor hopes to find new life at the Fountain of Youth – a workout studio whose weight trainer, Tim Bradbury, is the best in the business. But Frannie’s fresh start turns sour just before New... »