‘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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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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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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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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Murder on Sugar Street, by Jean Harrington Good ol’ boy Carl Huggins wants to unload the Chocolate Moose, a big, brown Victorian manse on Sugar Street. Realtor Honey Ingersoll knows the abandoned old wreck will be a tough sell. Bad enough that the Moose was once the town’s bordello, now a skeleton has been discovered…

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Nearly Departed, by Lesley A. Diehl Tired of sitting surveillance on insurance fraud, apprentice PI Eve Appel Egret gets her first big case, one where the outcome is important and personal. Eve’s best friend Madeleine has few relatives, so her Uncle Angus is special, but someone is determined to kill him and has tried several…

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Derailed, by Mary Keliikoa You haven’t heard of private detective Kelly Pruett yet, but she’s about to join ranks of mystery’s most clever and crafty female sleuths, such as Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone, Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum or Alexander McCall Smith’s Precious Ramotswe. Pruett reflects the real dilemmas of modern women. Pruett must balance between…

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The Hidden Key, by David E. Grogan When Navy veteran Kevin Jones smuggles an ancient map out of Iraq, he pays with his life. A wealthy Indian businessman seeks it next until he cries out in anguish he’s sold his soul. It’s up to attorney Steve Stilwell to uncover why before the map’s secrets consume…

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Squatter’s Rights, by Kevin R. Doyle When private detective Sam Quinton sets out to solve the murders of a stripper and small-time gambler, he ends up in the middle of an organized crime war, testing Quinton’s loyalty to an old friend and making him the killers’ next target. While working to stay one step ahead…

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