‘Til Death do you get Ripped Apart, by Scott A. Lerner Sam is a small town lawyer in the Mid-West. As if the practice of law is not difficult enough by itself the forces of evil seem to follow him. This is not a hyperbole. You would not expect the practice of law to be…

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Steal Away, by V.M. Burns Search and Rescue worker Marti Alexander, receives a call to track a missing person. When she arrives, she discovers he ex-husband, Jake Harrison’s dead body. Clues at the scene all point to Marti as the killer. Despite the evidence, Detective RJ Franklin’s partner, his girlfriend, and even his grandmother, don’t…

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A Murder is Forever, by Robert Bates Max Rosen always said the diamond business isn’t about sorting the gems, it’s about sorting the people. His daughter Mimi is about to lean that some people, like diamonds, can be seriously flawed. After Mimi’s diamond-dealer cousin Yosef is murdered – seemingly for his $4 million pink diamond…

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Peppermint Cream Die, by Carol E. Ayer Kayla Jeffries, home bakery owner and HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), has arranged her life just so to avoid stressful overstimulation. The California oceanside community in which she lives proves the perfect venue for the quiet and peaceful existence she desires. She happily spends her time baking, walking along…

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Wrapped in Darkness, by David Carlson The monastery of the Holy Dormition sits peacefully on a remote shore of Lake Superior until a fall morning when the body of a skinhead female is found outside the monastery’s gate. For the police, all the signs point to the youngest monk in the community. Although maintaining his…

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All Done With It, by Maggie Toussaint A Jane Doe jogger homicide mear the swamp mystifies Dreamwalker Baxley Powell. The petite woman carried no ID, and no one recognizes her. Worse, a shadows passes from the body to a deputy, rendering him unconscious. The deputy and the corpse are dispatched to the hospital and morgue,…

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Murder at the Mystery Castle, by J.C. Eaton Former crime statistician turned private investigator, Marcie Rayner, is hired to investigate the death of wealthy eccentric Helena Heatherbrae. The octogenarian’s demise was ruled natural causes but Helena’s cook, Minerva, doesn’t believe it. One visit to the Mystery Castle, where Helena lived, and Marcie is on Minerva’s…

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Return to the Shadows, by Marie Romero Cash Jemimah Hodge, forensic psychologist for Santa Fe County and her boyfriend, Detective Rick Romero, have finally decided to tie the knot. The wedding ceremony goes off without a hitch, but before the couple is scheduled to leave on their honeymoon a homicide surfaces on the outskirts of…

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The Appraiser, by R. Franklin James Remy Loh Bishop carries an old newspaper clipping with headlines labeling her as an incompetent forensic technician forced to resign under a cloud of supposed evidence tampering. Determined to prove her innocence, she secures a position as an appraiser for an auction house in the San Francisco Bay Area.…

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