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  • The Truth Seeker by Dee Henderson

    The Truth Seeker by Dee Henderson

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 28 ratings
    Women are turning up dead, and Lisa O'Malley has a habit of walking into crime scenes, curious. She's a forensic pathologist, and mysteries are her domain. U.S. marshall Quinn Diamond has found loving her is easier than keeping her safe. Lisa's found the killer, and now she's missing too...
  • Bake Off by Denise Grover Swank

    Bake Off by Denise Grover Swank

    Rated: 4.64 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Maddie Baker hasn’t seen Detective Noah Langley since he ghosted her a month ago, but now she needs his help to find a missing woman. When Maddie Baker offers a self-defense course, a terrified young woman asks her for private lessons to escape a chokehold. Maddie readily agrees to meet Amy the next morning, but when she doesn’t show up, Maddie becomes concerned...
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  • Fatal Identity by Marie Force

    Fatal Identity by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Every family has its secrets…  As the first anniversary of her marriage to Vice President Nick Cappuano approaches, Lieutenant Sam Holland is dreaming of Bora Bora—sun, sand and a desperately needed break from the DC grind. But real life has a way of intervening, and Sam soon finds herself taking on one of the most perplexing cases of her career...
  • Whiskey for Breakfast by Liliana Hart

    Whiskey for Breakfast by Liliana Hart

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    The Private Investigator's Handbook Rule #1: Don't break the law Rule #2: See Rule #1 ...And then there's Addison Holmes, who makes up her handbook as she goes along. Addison is licensed to carry and she means business. The only thing getting in her way is a sexy detective, a neighborhood watch from hell, a dead billionaire, a black market sperm bank, and a long lost heir...
  • The Negotiator by Dee Henderson

    The Negotiator by Dee Henderson

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 27 ratings
    FBI agent Dave Richman from "Danger in the Shadows" is back. He's about to meet Kate O'Malley, and his life will never be the same. She's a hostage negotiator. He protects people...
  • Whiskey Sour by Liliana Hart

    Whiskey Sour by Liliana Hart

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Addison Holmes is at it again. When priceless Russian gems are stolen on their way to Savannah and the courier is murdered, all the clues lead to back to an escort service that seems above reproach. But looks can be deceiving. Throw in a sexy detective and a dangerous FBI agent, and Addison finds out very quickly that she's in way over her head...
  • Whiskey, You're The Devil by Liliana Hart

    Whiskey, You're The Devil by Liliana Hart

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Things are looking up for Addison Holmes. She's about to take her P.I. exams, she's living in sin with the man of her dreams, and she hasn't had a phone call from her mother in three whole days. But she should have known things were too good to last...
  • Diner Impossible by Terri L. Austin

    Diner Impossible by Terri L. Austin

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    After shunning her overbearing parents' wealthy lifestyle, waitress and part-time college student, Rose Strickland, is drawn back into their world when she tries to prove the impossible: the innocence of the town's crooked police chief. He's suspected in the gruesome death of Delia Cummings, his secretary and mistress, and all the evidence points to him...
  • The Witness by Dee Henderson

    The Witness by Dee Henderson

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 19 ratings
    Police Chief Luke Granger's witness to a murder, Amy Griffin, has been on the run for years. Her family thinks she was murdered eight years ago, but Amy chose to accept a life in the shadows in order to protect her sisters' lives. Now unveiled secrets about their father have thrust the sisters into the public spotlight. The man who wants Amy dead now sees her sisters as the way to locate her...
  • Candy Cane Challenge by Melody Tyden

    Candy Cane Challenge by Melody Tyden

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    One year ago, Holly and Jackson met when their best friends Gemma and Cole got together. There was an instant spark between them, but they were looking for different things. Holly wanted a fling and Jackson was after love. When it came time for him to return to New York, they parted as friends and Holly stayed behind in London...
  • Stiff Penalty by Annelise Ryan

    Stiff Penalty by Annelise Ryan

    Rated: 4.11 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son...
  • Simon Says Die by Lena Diaz

    Simon Says Die by Lena Diaz

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Madison McKinley knows someone is stalking her. The police tell her she's imagining things, and they're too busy trying to find the "Simon Says" killer to investigate. But day by day, hour by hour, Madison's terror grows stronger, and not even the return of FBI Special Agent Pierce Buchanan into her life can calm her fears...
  • Submerged by Dani Pettrey

    Submerged by Dani Pettrey

    Rated: 4.06 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 20 ratings
    Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a small town. She's returned to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash and is determined not to stay even an hour more than necessary. But then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case...
  • Curveball by Teresa Michaels

    Curveball by Teresa Michaels

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Breanne Sullivan’s world has been turned upside down. In the midst of an investigation surrounding her husband, Breanne returns to the corporate world she left years ago to raise her children. Now, a required business trip places her on Innovation Airways’ maiden flight sitting next to pitching sensation and self-proclaimed bachelor, Drew Scott...
  • Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

    Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · 39 ratings
    Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . . BAD LUCK: Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced...
  • The Return by Sharon Sala

    The Return by Sharon Sala

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 8 ratings
    As a legacy of hatred erupts in a shattering moment of violence, a dying mother entrusts her newborn daughter to a caring stranger.... Now, twenty-five years later, Katherine Fane has come home to Camarune, Kentucky, to bury the woman who raised her, bringing a blood feud to its searing conclusion...
  • Unsafe Haven by Char Chaffin

    Unsafe Haven by Char Chaffin

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    For Kendall Martin, a small, remote village in Southwest Alaska seems like a good place to start over. On the run from an abusive relationship, she leaves everything familiar behind and begins a new life as owner of a small souvenir and sportsman trading post in picturesque Staamat. Denn Nulo knows everyone in town: he’s the Chief of Police in Staamat...
  • Still Life in Brunswick Stew by Larissa Reinhart

    Still Life in Brunswick Stew by Larissa Reinhart

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Cherry Tucker’s in a stew. Art commissions dried up after her nemesis became president of the County Arts Council. Desperate and broke, Cherry and her friend, Eloise, spend a sultry summer weekend hawking their art at the Sidewinder Annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off. When a bad case of food poisoning breaks out and Eloise dies, the police brush off her death as accidental...
  • Quicksand by Gigi Pandian

    Quicksand by Gigi Pandian

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A thousand-year-old secret room. A sultan’s stolen treasure. A missing French priest. And an invitation to Paris to rekindle an old flame.... Historian Jaya Jones finds herself on the wrong side of the law during an art heist at the Louvre...
  • Heist Society by Ally Carter

    Heist Society by Ally Carter

    Rated: 3.94 of 5 stars
    · 43 ratings
    When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind...
  • Body Movers by Stephanie Bond

    Body Movers by Stephanie Bond

    Rated: 3.90 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    So Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she'd planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped from her mouth and forgoing college to work retail. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiancé dumping her...
  • Whiskey Rebellion by Liliana Hart

    Whiskey Rebellion by Liliana Hart

    Rated: 3.89 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiance left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash...
  • His Undercover Princess by Avery Flynn

    His Undercover Princess by Avery Flynn

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Stylist Elle Olsen lives in fear of someone discovering her secret identity as Princess Eloise. But the men who killed her entire family in a bloody coup have done just that and now they’re coming for her. All Elle wants is to disappear into anonymity again, but the panty-melting billionaire who kidnaps her isn’t about to let that happen...
  • Nightshade by Nora Roberts

    Nightshade by Nora Roberts

    Rated: 3.86 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 15 ratings
    The moment her eyes locked on Colt Nightshade, she knew he was trouble. But Lieutenant Althea Grayson prided herself on being in control, and she wouldn't let her new partner ruin that. The man was a renegade, no respect for rules—and the worst part was he got to her. The way he challenged Althea's thinking, stared right into her eyes…and held her in his arms...
  • Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart

    Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart

    Rated: 3.75 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge -- but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival...
  • The Dangerous Edge of Things by Tina Whittle

    The Dangerous Edge of Things by Tina Whittle

    Rated: 3.75 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Tai Randolph thinks inheriting a Confederate-themed gun shop is her biggest headache -- until she finds a murdered corpse in her brother's driveway. Even worse, her supposedly respectable brother begins behaving in decidedly non-innocent ways, like fleeing to the Bahamas and leaving her with both a homicide in her lap and the pointed suspicions of the Atlanta PD directed her way...
  • Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty

    Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty

    Rated: 3.77 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    A #1 Bestseller in Australia and Book Sense 76 Pick Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend Celia keeps disappearing, her absent father suddenly reappears, and her communication with her mother consists entirely of wacky notes left on the fridge...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  high-school  contemporary
  • Blood Orchids by Toby Neal

    Blood Orchids by Toby Neal

    Rated: 3.80 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Hawaii is palm trees, black sand and blue water—but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a dark side to paradise. Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers—one of whom she’d recently busted...
  • Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

    Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

    Rated: 3.79 of 5 stars
    · 35 ratings
    Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she’ll pull it all off: top secret. Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in...
  • Investigating the Hottie by Juli Alexander

    Investigating the Hottie by Juli Alexander

    Rated: 3.65 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Peterson. Amanda Peterson. When my life suddenly turns into the Princess Diaries meets Mission Impossible, can I do in a week what I haven’t managed to do in all my fifteen years—reel in a hottie? Investigating the Hottie is a completed young adult romance. When Amanda spends a week with her aunt, Christie, she learns that her aunt is a spy...
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

    The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

    Rated: 3.74 of 5 stars
    · 76 ratings
    She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom... News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo meets her at the airport!) Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.) Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material...
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