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Higher Ground (Equinox mysteries Book 1), by Vishal Reddy. (Still 0.99?)

“Exciting detective-style novel from a terrific, up-and-coming author. Very well-written, gritty and engrossing.
Totally recommend! Looking forward to the next book in the series.” — Amazon Reviewer

Every death starts with a life…

The first 48 hours of a murder investigation are critical… but what about the last 48 hours of the victim’s life?

HIGHER GROUND turns the classic police procedural on its head by alternating between the first 48 hours of the murder investigation and the last 48 hours of the murder victim’s life, told from his point of view.

In Detroit, unemployed automotive worker Bruce Jalopnik is found murdered in an empty field. Rookie homicide detective Amy Delvecchio and her more experienced partner Dexter Lemmon are responsible for finding his killer.

Bruce’s final 48 hours — spent desperately trying to save the ex-wife and son that abandoned him — alternate with the first 48 hours of the murder investigation, as suspects weave in and out of both stories, with lies and the truth never too far apart. Meanwhile, Amy has to deal with her dying father and her estranged sister, who comes back into her life at precisely the wrong moment.

And as their respective clocks wind down in this suspenseful twist-filled mystery, Amy the detective and Bruce the victim both come to a realization: that the past is never the past… and that the future is never guaranteed.

***NOTE: HIGHER GROUND contains no curse words/profanity but does feature scenes of violence and subject matter/themes that some readers may find disturbing.***

HIGHER GROUND is the first book in the forthcoming EQUINOX mystery anthology series. Each book will feature entirely different stories, characters and locations, but all will feature the same concept: the first 48 hours of the murder investigation alternating with the last 48 hours of the murder victim’s life, told from their point of view. Therefore, all books in the series can be read as stand-alone works. TAKE FIVE, the second book in the EQUINOX anthology series, is slated for release in Late 2017/Early 2018.

276 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 5 reviews.

            


 

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Pinch of Larceny (A Tanya Winters Adventure Book 1), by Anastasia Atelier. (Still free?)

“I’ve read her previous book, which I enjoyed, and this one was a fun read also. The plot moves along quite rapidly, the characters are interesting, and there is some good dialog. The character setup allows for both prequels and sequels and I hope she writes both of them” — Amazon Reviewer

Tanya Winters is a specialist, a High Value Asset Retrieval Expert. The CIA called Tanya a cat-burglar and immediately recruited her.

Now an independent contractor hired to retrieve for a museum the legendary sapphire called the Tear of Poseidon which was stolen twelve years ago.

Can Tanya and her cat-spirit companion Kucinta sink their claws into this job and return with the jewel?

pages, with a 5-star rating from 4 reviews.

             


 

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Long Haul Home, by Dana Fraser. (Still free?)

“I was captivated by this series. Rarely does an author in the genre exhibit such absolute control over her story. The pace was break-neck; the (main) characters were few but each was finely crafted; description was rich and captivating; all the threads ultimately came together to create a seamless whole. ” — Amazon Reviewer

 

Only the Prepared Will Survive

This collection contains BLIND SPOT, DOWN SHIFT and DEAD HEAD (books 1-3), which combine to form a standalone novel in the Long Haul Home series.

BLIND SPOT

Army veteran Cash Bishop chases little white lines around the South and Midwest, working as a long haul trucker to make ends meet until the homestead he is building with his mother and sister can support the family.

When a security breach at Hoover Dam takes all the U.S. hydroelectric power stations offline the day after a category five hurricane hits the Gulf of Mexico, cutting off electricity to millions and threatening an already compromised fuel supply, Cash figures it’s time to chase those white lines home to Tennessee.

By the time he hits Chicago, the lights are out across the country, throwing America into a new dark age in which only the strong and the prepared will survive.

DOWN SHIFT

More than two days go by before solar scientist Hannah Carter realizes that the power and communication systems have gone out across America.

Obtuse? No — her state-of-the-art research facility has all the power it needs and Hannah is elbows deep in a patent application.

When she does wake up to the New America, her first thought is of her teenage brother, Ellis — stuck on his own in a boarding school with similarly troubled boys.

To reach him, she’ll have to escape everything from riots to solitary killers on the road.

First she has to escape her employer.

The research company isn’t what she thought it was.

And the men in the shadows know her name.

DEAD HEAD

After weeks of traveling dangerous roads, Cash Bishop is almost home. But other forces are converging on Dover, each with their own plans for Cash and those he is sworn to protect.

In a contest of who will live and who will die, sometimes you have to get lucky.

242 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 150 reviews.

            


 

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Undertaking Irene: A Jane Delaney Mystery, Book 1 (Jane Delaney Mysteries), by Pamela Burford. (Still free?)

“Ms. Burford’s choice of words and easy way of bringing her quirky characters to life had me snickering from the get-go. Yet, even with the light breezy tone of this story, it’s packed with emotion and intrigue that keeps you turning the pages. I don’t know what Ms. Burford has planned for her other Jane Delaney Mysteries, but I am eager to find out.” — Amazon Reviewer

Jane Delaney does things her paying customers can’t do, don’t want to do, don’t want to be seen doing, can’t bring themselves to do, and/or don’t want it to be known they’d paid someone to do. To dead people.

Life gets complicated for Jane and her Death Diva business when she’s hired to liberate a gaudy mermaid brooch from the corpse during a wake—on behalf of the rightful owner, supposedly. Well, a girl’s got to make a living, and this assignment pays better than scattering ashes, placing flowers on graves, or bawling her eyes out as a hired mourner. Unfortunately for Jane, someone else is just as eager to get his hands on that brooch, and he’s even sneakier than she is, not to mention dangerously sexy.

Just when she thinks her biggest problem is grand theft mermaid, things take a murderous turn. But hey, when you’ve teamed up with a neurotic seven-pound poodle named Sexy Beast, how can you go wrong?

291 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 29 reviews.

           


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