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Fragile Cord: A gripping psychological thriller (DS Coupland Book 1), by Emma Salisbury. (Still free?)

“Fragile Cord is an emotional story, right from the start. Emma does an outstanding job of building each character and bringing the reader into their lives. The twists and turns make you wonder about the direction of the story, keeping you questioning how it will all come together — and in the end, it does.” — Amazon Reviewer

 

Top Ten Hard-Boiled Crime Bestseller, over 100,000 downloads

How far would you go to hide the truth?
A small boy lies drowned in the bottom of a bath
His mother is found with a noose around her neck…
The local community is in shock.

Introducing Salford detectives Kevin Coupland and Alex Moreton as they investigate what appears to be a routine murder-suicide. Tracey Kavanagh was her usual upbeat self; right up until the moment she drowned her son and tied a rope around her neck killing herself and her unborn child. For Alex Moreton, this case couldn’t have come at a worse time, battling with her partner over whether to have another child, she is superstitious about pushing their luck – they’re happy enough as they are…aren’t they? DS Kevin Coupland is dealing with a serious assault outside a wine bar in Swinton. Devoted family man Ricky Wilson is brutally stabbed following an altercation with youths while out with his wife and their children to celebrate her birthday. Coupland and Moreton’s cases merge when it transpires that Tracey and Ricky were tragically connected. Is it possible that there could be more to these two investigations than pure coincidence? And what was Tracey Kavanagh so frightened of she thought wiping out her family was the answer?

As the past collides with the present Coupland uncovers a tragic secret that will destroy Tracey’s family, or what’s left of it. Coupland must choose whether the truth shall come out – or be taken to the grave.

FRAGILE CORD is an emotional rollercoaster charting the psychological meltdown of a mother with a deadly secret.

Fans of Mark Billingham and Lynda La Plante will be gripped by this exceptional crime fiction series.

Watch out for more from D.S. Coupland

A Detective battling personal tragedy, Kevin Coupland will stop at nothing to protect a key witness in a drive-by shooting. FRAGILE CORD is the first book in the series – book two, A PLACE OF SAFETY and Book three ONE BAD TURN are out now.

What people are saying about Fragile Cord

‘A police procedural done right.’
‘Keeps you guessing.’
‘Tautly written,
well-paced with a strong sense of place. Could be the start of a smart series.’
‘A page-turner that keeps you guessing right to the final twist.’
‘Once started I couldn’t put down.’
‘Hope it’s not the last we hear of Coupland and Moreton!’

‘Emma Salisbury slaps you with a surprise right from the get-go and keeps you riveted trying to figure out “why, why, why?” Never during the basic story does she drop you little hints. Not one time. Why does a seemingly normal, happy family get torn asunder?’ Carol Piner, Kindle Book Review

 

285 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 81 reviews.


The Three Kitties That Saved My Life, by Michael Meyer. (Still 0.99?)

“Being an animal lover, I could not wait to read this book. From the first page, I was immediately drawn into this heartwarming story that truly touched the inner depths of my soul. Mr. Meyer’s has done an exceptional job of writing a story that has so much depth, emotion and inspiration, the reader can’t help but get uplifted by the words. ” — Amazon Reviewer

“This is like drinking tea and honey on a cold day.”
FINALIST for the 2014 RONE AWARD
A True Romance Memoir

Love was then.
Love is now.
Love is forever.

When tragedy struck, I thought for sure that my own life was at an end. I was wrong. This is the true story of how two stray rescue cats and a woman named Kitty, who I finally met after a wild ride of Internet dating, brought love, romance, and laughter back into my life.

If you love reading feel-good memoirs, then don’t miss THE THREE KITTIES THAT SAVED MY LIFE, where “Mike Meyer pens a tender tale of love, loss, and renewal. The depth of emotion is palpable…The Three Kitties will tug at readers’ heartstrings, as they ride through the emotional highs and lows of Mike Meyer’s remarkable story.” – InD’tale Magazine

137 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 135 reviews.


 

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Legend of the Celtic Stone (Caledonia Book #1), by Michael Phillips. (Still free?)

“I just finished it. It’s brilliantly done. Very enjoyable the way the author weaves scraps of fact into the fiction that is this novel. I enjoyed every page.” — Amazon Reviewer

An Epic Saga of Scotland From Michael Phillips! 

Let bestselling author Michael Phillips take you to a place of noblemen, mysterious highlanders, and ancient legends with Caldeonia. Enjoy the beauty, the adventure, and the romance that is Scotland both past and present.

“Absolutely smashing! I loved the history-.” Mary Hutchison, a fiction fan from Devon, England

 

Following on the success of The Secrets of Heathersleigh Hall, Michael Phillips recreates a world of heather-covered moors and evocative highlands where one man’s quest to uncover his connection to his celebrated ancestry evokes the glory that is Scotland.

In Legend of the Celtic Stone, Westminster Abbey is the site of a burglary that sets all of Great Britain astir. Both the IRA and Scottish nationalists are thought to be the culprits but no one has the answer to the puzzling crime.

Andrew Trentham, member of Parliament and one of the nation’s most eligible men, is as chagrined by the break-in as anyone, and wary of the winds of nationalism sweeping down from the north. It is difficult for him to focus on national affairs however when his personal life is filled with all the trouble he can handle.

Rebuffed in his proposal of marriage by the woman that he loves and suffering through the lingering pain of a family tragedy, this heir of noble blood is compelled to reexamine his foundations. What Andrew discovers in the process is a link to ancient Caledonia, a highland heritage that will forever change the way he looks at the world. As the ancient legends begin to shed light on Andrew’s place in the world, he makes attempts to rekindle the love he has lost. At the same time, a resurgent Scotland rises to reclaim the glory of its storied past

544 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 30 reviews.


Double Mint (A Davis Way Crime Caper Book 4), by Gretchen Archer. (Still 0.99?)

“Davis is expressive and exhausting as she pursues bad guys at her casino. There is a beautiful man, a screaming cat, an adoring husband, swat like bad guys and a tall leggy female partner against crime. The action is non stop and too good to miss.” — Amazon Reviewer

“Seriously funny, wickedly entertaining. Davis gets me every time.” – Janet Evanovich

It’s convention season at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino and Davis Way Cole barely notices. It’s hard to pay attention when you live in a Jambalaya Junkyard. But when Special Events Coordinator Holder Darby walks off the job just as five hundred Alabama bankers pour in the front door, Davis steps up.

Or would that be in? Definitely in. Davis steps in.

It.

Not only has the convention director vanished, but a certain Bellissimo guest is missing. One who forgot to pack the million dollars he left in the bathtub. It looks like our redhead newlywed Super Secret Spy’s lazy summer is over when the Bellissimo vault is robbed. Can Davis connect the dots before it’s too late? Can she get her Taser gun back from Bianca Sanders? Will she be stuck with Eddie Crawford’s 1962 Cadillac forever? What Davis needs is a little faith. And a lot of luck.

DOUBLE MINT.
New money. Old sins. Back to jail. And a cat.
(A cat?)
Break the Bank.

“As impressive as the amount of sheer fun and humor involved are the details concerning casino security, counterfeiting, and cons. The author never fails to entertain with the amount of laughs, action, and intrigue she loads into this immensely fun series.” – Kings River Life Magazine

“Love it! Davis has made her Way in this delightfully entertaining tour de force. The author’s descriptive and creative narrative pulled me in immediately in this fun-filled and action-packed drama that quickly became a page-turner as I could not put this book down until the last sentence was read…the best one yet in this series and I can’t wait to see what happens next.” – Dru’s Book Musings

“Smart dialog, an intriguing protagonist, and a humorous take on life. The interesting part for me, in recommending this book, is that I’ve shared it with four friends before I got around to writing an official review. Don’t waste time reading about the book—go get it.” – Book Lens

“One of the best and funniest series out there, I thoroughly recommend them all.” – Deb Krenzer, BookLikes

“I loved this book. What a breath of (cozy mystery) fresh air. It was fun. It was funny. (Yes, I laughed out loud.)… A great novel to pick up this summer. I can tell you that after finishing Double Mint, the first three books in the series just made my summer reading list.” – Hidden Staircase

“Tasers and Cadillacs and robbers, oh my! Davis is in fine screwball form in this latest entry in the series. New readers, as well as those who already know the series, will be pleased.” – Books for Avid Readers

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, private investigator mystery series, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, Southern living, romantic comedy, rom com, chick lit.

Books in the Davis Way Crime Caper Mystery Series:

DOUBLE WHAMMY (#1)
DOUBLE DIP (#2)
DOUBLE STRIKE (#3)
DOUBLE MINT (#4)
DOUBLE KNOT (#5)
DOUBLE UP (#6)

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all…

268 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 183 reviews.


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