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  • Swamp Spook by Jana Deleon

    Swamp Spook by Jana Deleon

    Rated: 4.65 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    When black cats roam, and spooks are seen, Come celebrate, it’s Halloween. Sinful, Louisiana, really knows how to throw a party, and it goes all out for Halloween. The weeklong celebration kicks off with a maze of horror in the park built of hay bales. And Fortune has the perfect assignment—the executioner...
  • Change of Fortune by Jana Deleon

    Change of Fortune by Jana Deleon

    Rated: 4.61 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 20 ratings
    Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good...
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  • Fortune Furlough by Jana Deleon

    Fortune Furlough by Jana Deleon

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    It’s not a vacation until there’s a murder. Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie are finally off to Florida on the vacation they’ve always talked about. Days filled with white sand, turquoise water, and fruity drinks are the only thing on the agenda...
  • The Last Straw by Sharon Sala

    The Last Straw by Sharon Sala

    Rated: 4.83 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 6 ratings
    Charlie Dodge may be down, but he’s most definitely not out. He’s still reeling after a series of earth-shattering events, so when a desperate woman hires Dodge Investigations to find her missing sister, the head-scratcher of a case is exactly the distraction Charlie and his steadfast partner, Wyrick, need...
  • Swamp Santa by Jana Deleon

    Swamp Santa by Jana Deleon

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    It’s Christmas in Sinful and Fortune is set to participate in all the local hoopla. A Christmas gala, caroling, and a sleigh ride are on the agenda. Murder is not. But when someone bumps off Santa, Fortune is aware a killer is lurking among the holiday cheer...
  • Fatal Threat by Marie Force

    Fatal Threat by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.61 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    With a killer on the loose, it's the worst time to be on lockdown… It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary
  • Fatal Fraud by Marie Force

    Fatal Fraud by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Previously title Fatal VengeanceA dangerous truth revealed... A prominent member of the D.C. community has been murdered, pulling Lieutenant Sam Holland into yet another high-stakes homicide investigation that has her trying to connect the dots between a dead woman and the friends and family who’d turned against her right before her untimely death...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary
  • State of Grace by Marie Force

    State of Grace by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    The exciting new First Family Series continues with the Cappuano family’s first Christmas at the White House shadowed by a murder investigation that strikes a little too close to home...
  • Reel of Fortune by Jana Deleon

    Reel of Fortune by Jana Deleon

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Nothing says Welcome Home like a murder. It’s official. Fortune Redding is out of the CIA and a newly minted resident of Sinful, Louisiana. She never expected her homecoming to be all apple pie and hugs, but a murder wasn’t on her list of things to deal with before she’d even gotten her name stenciled on her mailbox...
  • Fatal Flaw: Fatal Flaw Epilogue by Marie Force

    Fatal Flaw: Fatal Flaw Epilogue by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    The honeymoon's over, and now someone wants them dead…   Back from their honeymoon, Senator Nick Cappuano and DC police lieutenant Sam Holland are ready for some normalcy after the whirlwind of their wedding, but someone has other plans for them. When Sam discovers wedding cards containing thinly veiled death threats, she's not sure if she or Nick is the target...
  • One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

    One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

    Rated: 4.41 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    I’m a firefighter, God, so I know I’ve been in some tough places before. But this . . . this not knowing the people I love . . . this is the hardest thing I can imagine. The last thing Jake Bryan knew was the roar of the World Trade Center collapsing on top of him and his fellow firefighters. The man in the hospital bed remembers nothing...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  christian  contemporary
  • Tangled in Ivy: True Love and Family Dysfunction that Spans Decades by Ashley Farley

    Tangled in Ivy: True Love and Family Dysfunction that Spans Decades by Ashley Farley

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    From the bestselling author of Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a story of true love that spans decades.Lillian Alexander's father is dying of cancer. When he rambles on in a morphine-delirium, Lillian can't ignore the feeling he's trying to tell her something...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary
  • State of Shock by Marie Force

    State of Shock by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    They never saw this coming… Hold on to your hat for the next First Family book, coming December 20, 2022...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  death
  • State of Affairs by Marie Force

    State of Affairs by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    The phone call that changed their lives forever…Minutes after Vice President Nick Cappuano and Lt. Sam Holland get the call that President Nelson has been found dead in the residence on Thanksgiving, they’re still processing that Nick has been asked to come to the White House to take the oath of office...
  • State of Denial by Marie Force

    State of Denial by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Denial: refusing to admit the truth or reality of something unpleasant… His mother has been arrested, his government is under new threat, the relentless media is driving him mad, and denial becomes the word of the day for President Nick Cappuano. Meanwhile, his wife, DC Metro Police Lt. Sam Holland Cappuano has caught a big new case with suspects everywhere she looks...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  death
  • No Questions Asked by Julie Moffett

    No Questions Asked by Julie Moffett

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    One last fling (with danger) before the ring?Nothing’s that simple when you’re a geek girl. Julie Moffett’s beloved Lexi Carmichael mystery series returns with No Questions Asked.Lexi Carmichael: saving scientists one snake at a time.Weddings aren’t my thing—never have been...
  • Edge Of Darkness by Freya Barker

    Edge Of Darkness by Freya Barker

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Road rash and Jack meets handcuffs and street smarts. I am a wandering disaster. A hedonist, a lover, a son, and a rebel. My name is Yuma. I’m sober enough to see the need for redemption, but too blind to realize I already found it. I am an independent seeker. An overachiever, a friend, a misfit, and a cop. My name is Lissie...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  bikers
  • Fatal Mistake: After the Final Epilogue by Marie Force

    Fatal Mistake: After the Final Epilogue by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.47 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    A critical error.  A Cinderella season cut short.  A star player murdered.   DC is recovering from angry riots after one player's mistake blew the DC Federals' chance at the World Series, and Lieutenant Sam Holland is determined to unravel the twisted web of motives behind the star center fielder's death...
  • Fatal Invasion by Marie Force

    Fatal Invasion by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    First the fire, then the heat…A brutal home invasion. Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror. Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five-year-old twins. But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary
  • A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean

    A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLean

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 29 ratings
    An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller. From the USA Today bestselling author of A Curve in the Road comes a spellbinding novel about one woman’s love, loss, and courage during wartime...
  • Second Sight by Sharon Sala

    Second Sight by Sharon Sala

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 10 ratings
    The clock is ticking… When Charlie Dodge gets a phone call from a frantic woman stating her daughter has been kidnapped by her ex-husband and taken into a cult called Fourth Dimension, he takes the case without hesitation. The cult’s rumored purpose is to gather men with psychic abilities with the goal of breeding a race of people who have supernatural powers...
  • Later Gator by Jana Deleon

    Later Gator by Jana Deleon

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 20 ratings
    A poacher is at work in Sinful, Louisiana, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hot on the trail of the outlaw, trying to apprehend him before the state gets wind of the crime and sends a game warden to take over his investigation...
  • The Girl in the Moss by Loreth Anne White

    The Girl in the Moss by Loreth Anne White

    Rated: 4.52 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    A shallow grave exposes deadly secrets as bestselling author Loreth Anne White brings her thrilling series of romantic suspense to its shocking conclusion… Disgraced ex-cop Angie Pallorino is determined to make a new start for herself as a private investigator...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary
  • State of the Union by Marie Force

    State of the Union by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.66 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    It’s the biggest night of President Nick Cappuano’s life. Will his first lady make it to the Capitol in time for his speech?President Cappuano has been working for months on his first State of the Union address, his highest profile moment yet as the country’s new president...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary
  • A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot

    A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    A pair of ritual murders could expose Mercy Kilpatrick to something terrifying: her own past… Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They’re in her blood...
  • Bamburgh by L.J. Ross

    Bamburgh by L.J. Ross

    Rated: 4.52 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    When a cantankerous old woman dies at her home in the sleepy, picturesque village of Bamburgh, DCI Ryan doesn’t think much of it—except, that is, for the small matter of it having been his wife who happened to find her body...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary
  • The Letter Keeper by Charles Martin

    The Letter Keeper by Charles Martin

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    Combining heart-wrenching emotion with edge-of-your-seat tension, Charles Martin explores the true power of sacrificial love. He shows up when all hope is lost. Murphy Shepherd has made a career of finding those no one else could—survivors of human trafficking. His life’s mission is helping others find freedom. But then the nightmare strikes too close to home...
  • Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan

    Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Josie presses her hands into the center of the drowned girl’s chest and pumps, counting off compressions. She takes in the girl’s beautiful face, her brown eyes glassy. The memory of a champion swimmer on the podium with her teammates—a red swim cap on, her head thrown back in laughter—a stark contrast to the cold, still body before her. Breathe. Just breathe..
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary  abuse  mafia
  • A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot

    A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    The Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues as Mercy Kilpatrick becomes embedded in the nightmare of a terrorist conspiracy. The job: infiltrate a militia amassing illegal firearms in an isolated forest community. FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick is the ideal candidate. She knows Oregon. She’s near the compound...
  • Save Your Breath by Melinda Leigh

    Save Your Breath by Melinda Leigh

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger investigate the mysterious disappearance of a true-crime writer. When true-crime writer Olivia Cruz disappears with no signs of foul play, her new boyfriend, Lincoln Sharp, suspects the worst. He knows she didn’t leave willingly and turns to attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger to find her before it’s too late...
  • Cuthbert's Way: A DCI Ryan Mystery by L.J. Ross

    Cuthbert's Way: A DCI Ryan Mystery by L.J. Ross

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    A SECRET KEPT FOR A THOUSAND YEARS...After the dramatic theft of a priceless artefact from Durham Cathedral, the rest of the world believes that DCI Ryan and his team were able to recover and return St. Cuthbert’s cross to its rightful home...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary
  • Bullets and Beads by Jana Deleon

    Bullets and Beads by Jana Deleon

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Let the good times roll? It’s Mardi Gras time and Fortune is looking forward to seeing the spectacle firsthand, but when a visitor to Sinful is murdered during the celebration there, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t help but wonder what happened...
  • Secret in the Santa by Kathi Daley

    Secret in the Santa by Kathi Daley

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again...
  • The Edge of Dawn by Beverly Jenkins

    The Edge of Dawn by Beverly Jenkins

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 10 ratings
    The beautiful daughter of a prominent Michigan doctor,Narice has never strayedanywhere near the wrong sideof the law. Then her fatheris brutally murdered -- andsuddenly federal agents areswarming around her likeflies, making accusations about a stolen North African diamond...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  open-door
  • Conflict of Interest by Scott Pratt

    Conflict of Interest by Scott Pratt

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 25 ratings
    A six-year-old girl is kidnapped from her bed in Tennessee's oldest town. The ransom note demands millions. In this fifth installment of the highly-acclaimed and bestselling Joe Dillard series, Dillard is hired to represent the parents of a child who has gone missing...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary  christian
  • Fatal Reckoning by Marie Force

    Fatal Reckoning by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.62 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    When tragedy strikes, a cold case suddenly turns hot—and deadly A peaceful morning is shattered when Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland’s beloved father succumbs to injuries from an unsolved shooting while on duty four years ago...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary
  • A Merciful Fate by Kendra Elliot

    A Merciful Fate by Kendra Elliot

    Rated: 4.48 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Raised by preppers, survivalist and FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick has a deep-rooted need for a safe place. Her getaway in the Cascade Foothills is her secret. But when skeletal remains are unearthed—those of a murdered man linked to a notorious heist—Mercy realizes she isn’t the only one with something to hide. Thirty years ago, an armored-car robbery turned deadly. The mastermind was captured...
  • If I Live by Terri Blackstock

    If I Live by Terri Blackstock

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Casey is hiding again—in Memphis this time—but it’s different now. She knows without a doubt that Dylan believes her and is doing all he can to help bring Brent’s killer to justice. He’s become an unexpected friend . . . and even, maybe, something more. Hope makes everything more bearable...
  • Fatal Threat: A Novel of Romantic Suspense (The Fatal Series) by Marie Force

    Fatal Threat: A Novel of Romantic Suspense (The Fatal Series) by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    With a killer on the loose, it's the worst time to be on lockdown…  It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary
  • Gone Too Far by Debra Webb

    Gone Too Far by Debra Webb

    Rated: 4.49 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    This second entry in USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb’s Devlin & Falco series proves that sometimes the past is best left forgotten.As veteran detectives of the Birmingham Police Department, Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco have seen it all. So when the city’s new hotshot deputy district attorney turns up dead as part of a double homicide, the partners immediately get to work...
  • Reckoning by Catherine Coulter

    Reckoning by Catherine Coulter

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Agents Savich and Sherlock are back in the latest installment in Catherine Coulter's #1 New York Times bestselling FBI Thriller series, and this time both are enlisted to help women with traumatic pasts who are in mortal danger.When she was twelve years old, Kirra Mandarian's parents were murdered and she barely escaped with her life...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  contemporary
  • Bitter Pill by Fern Michaels

    Bitter Pill by Fern Michaels

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    No one weaves a story as well as beloved New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels. In the latest in the Sisterhood series, a team of unscrupulous doctors is profiting from others’ distress—but these loyal friends know just the cure . . .   For the Sisterhood, there’s a special satisfaction that comes with helping a friend in need, especially when it’s someone as dear as Charlotte Hansen...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  sports
  • Solid as Steele by Susan Sleeman

    Solid as Steele by Susan Sleeman

    Rated: 4.72 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    He lost his memory…Mackenzie Steele has been instrumental in keeping Steele Guardians afloat, working long hours for months. Nearing burnout, her family encourages her to take a vacation, and she reluctantly agrees. She needs solitude and quiet, and a vacation rental home in the Oregon desert is just the ticket. But she’s no sooner unpacked her bags when a man lands on her doorstep...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  christian
  • Legend by Marie James

    Legend by Marie James

    Rated: 4.78 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    I wouldn’t call it love at first sight, but my body definitely reacted when I saw her.Getting Faith Robbins under me became my obsession.I knew I wanted fast and done.It’s how I always did things.Looking for anything more with a woman was never in the cards.I wasn’t like the other guys in the Cerberus MC. I didn’t want more.It was physical, sating a desire...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  military  contemporary  bikers
  • Gators and Garters by Jana Deleon

    Gators and Garters by Jana Deleon

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    ‘Til death do us part?Ida Belle, Fortune, and Gertie are gearing up for the big day—Ida Belle’s wedding to Walter—but when the caterer goes missing just a week before the big day, it puts a huge black mark on the joyous celebration...
  • The First Death by Kendra Elliot

    The First Death by Kendra Elliot

    Rated: 4.47 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    A Wall Street Journal bestselling series.For a search and rescue expert, the buried remains of her past are a dangerous obsession in a twisting novel of suspense by a Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author.Rowan Wolff was five years old when she, her brother, and their babysitter were kidnapped by a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest. The babysitter was murdered...
  • Missing Angel by Roger Stelljes

    Missing Angel by Roger Stelljes

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Isabella pedals her bright red bike on the familiar route home, admiring her charm bracelet catching the light. But half an hour later, she is nowhere to be seen. All her frantic parents find is an angel-shaped charm discarded on the sidewalk…When twelve-year-old Isabella Farner disappears, Agent Tori Hunter races to the scene...
  • The Healer by Dee Henderson

    The Healer by Dee Henderson

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 28 ratings
    Rachel O'Malley works disasters for a living. Her specialty? Helping children through trauma. When a school shooting rips through her community, she finds herself dealing with more than just grief among the children she is trying to help. One of them saw the shooting, and the gun is still missing...
  • Face Off by Brenda Novak

    Face Off by Brenda Novak

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Tortured and left for dead at sixteen, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work—studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world’s most vicious serial killers...
  • Fatal Scandal by Marie Force

    Fatal Scandal by Marie Force

    Rated: 4.48 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Book 8 of the Fatal series from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Force... As a new year dawns in the capital city, dual scandals rock the Metropolitan Police Department—and Lieutenant Sam Holland is right in the middle of them...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  mafia
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