Blessed Mayhem by Sue Coletta (Book 2 in the Mayhem series)

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This is the second book in the Mayhem series.   It’s a stand alone book.  You do not have to have read the first book to understand this one.

This is an unique story.  Shawnee Daniels works in cyber crimes by day, cat burglar by night.  Shawnee has had a hard life and has a lot of baggage as a result.  Shawnee accidentally crosses paths with a cereal killer.  This serial killer is an amazing and different type of character.  All these things together make for a page turner.  One of those rare books you will want to stay up all

 

Horns of the Devil. A Jeff Trask Legal Thriller by Marc Rainer

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This is the second book in the Jeff Trask legal thriller series. Action packed thriller taking place in Washington, D.C. Jeff Trask is an assistant district attorney and the main character in this book. Murder, drug trafficking and gang violence are the focus of Trask and his task force. Who is actually behind numerous murders and why are they happening.

There are many characters in this book. They are all well defined. The interaction between them is so real you forget this is fiction. Action packed page turner.

Casket Cache (A Spencer Funeral Home Niagara Cozy Mystery) by Janice J. Richardson

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This is the first book of the series. This is an awesome start to a series. It slowly sucks you in and by the end you can’t wait for more. The characters are well developed. A very unique plot.

Jennifer, the main character, is a Funeral Director. The book begins when Jennifer inherits her Uncle’s Funeral Home. The story is told through Jennifer as she learns the ropes of running a funeral home. You. Following Jennifer through her day to day life evolves into a captivating mystery.

The Manifest by Anne Carmichael

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This book is a series of fictional short stories about people involved in real train wrecks. The author designed some impressive stories around true train crashes. All the train recks did happen. This is a part of our history that was very interesting to learn about. The stories span centuries.

This is a historical Cozy Mystery. Easy read. The stories of these characters before and after death as train crash victims is captivating. I really enjoyed this book.

The Haunting of Dr. Bowen: Mystery of Lizzy Borden’s Fall River

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Dr.Bowden was Lizzy Borden’s neighbor, doctor, first at the crime scene and he testified at her trial. These are facts. This is a work of fiction which picks up after all of this is over and Dr. Bowen is retired. Dr. Bowden tells this story. Often through conversations he recounts with his wife.
Dr Bowen is haunted. By what he doesn’t know. He is trying to figure things out. What’s real and isn’t real is questionable to him and the reader at times.
This is a brilliantly imaginative story. The author did an awesome job of bringing reality into this work of fiction. Statements taken directly from the court records are peppered throughout. The actual transcript from the trial is included at the end of this book.
The characters are well defined. This is an enjoyable and easy read. You can enjoy this even if you do not know the story of Lizzy Borden

Decisive Sunset. A Joey Moretti Novel by Jack Krega

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Joey Moretti is back in true form. The fourth book in this series. Joey is a nice man desiring a quiet life which is close to impossible when you are born into
a big time organized crime family. That’s all in Joey’s past. He’s with the women he loves. Life is moving along. Then the Moretti name pulls him back in. Joey’s cousin is the end of the line when it comes to the family business. He is sick and under attack. Joey is called upon once again to do what he does. Anything it takes to put a stop to the problem. This one hits home and Joey has a lot to protect. As is Joey’s nature he patiently and tactfully gets to the bottom of things. Always action packed and fast paced. Surprise at the beginning and surprise at the end.

Dup Up In Arms (book 2). Prequel to Dup Departs by Gavin Mills

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Wow! This is a Historical Dark Thriller.

The author, Gavin Mills, is from South Africa. Mr. MIlls was there as Apartheid ended and new South Africa evolved. This is incorporated into this thriller in such a way that the reader has a clear understanding of what it was actually like to live through this.
Absolutely awesome.

This book is nonstop. It tells the story of the main character, Dup’s, life. A very interesting guy just trying to find his way. The characters are well defined and you will develop strong feelings about them.

This is a Dark Thriller. I can’t put labels on it all. Narcissistic psychopaths, Arms Dealers, corruption. Watch out who your friends are or aren’t. Sometimes you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

This is the second book in the Dup series and the prequel to the first book Dup Departs. It can be read as a stand alone book.

I envy you. There’s nothing like the first read of a great book. If you can handle it.

Dup Departs: A TIME TO GO by Gavin Mills

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Dup is a good looking, down on his luck, tough guy. Taking place in South Africa, Dup uses local slang along with descriptive vulgarity that sets the mood for the thriller this story is. And it is quite a thriller.

What would you do to take care of your family. Dup has a wife and kids. No income. Dup makes movies but he was pushed out by the competition. Life gets ruff. He has a great friend who helps set him up for a new future. There is hope.

Life, the other four letter word, rarely works out so smoothly. Stuck in a bad situation trading down to a worse situation Dup uses his professional movie skills to survive and hopefully thrive.

This is a dark thriller. The illegal happenings going on in South Africa surround this story. Louanne, another amazing main character, is a stripper with the connections Dup needs to get out from under. So it seems.

Dup Departs is the first of a two book series. The beginning of the book is harsh in many ways. This is the mood of the book. The reader is suddenly immersed in a fast moving, edge of your seat story. I own the second book, Dup Up In Arms: A Prequel To Dup Departs. I can not wait to read this prequel. This is a refreshingly different realistic thriller.

The Lovers Art Portrait: An Art History (Adventures of Zelda Richardson Book 2) by Jennifer S. Anderson

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An American college student, Zelda Richardson, is doing a graduate internship at a Museum in Amsterdam. Zelda’s simple college life turns into a nightmare when Zelda gets too involved in her internship assignment. This story takes place in current Amsterdam and flashes back to Nazi occupation Amsterdam.

Artwork was stolen by Nazi’s or hidden from Nazi’s. Finding this artwork and getting it back to their rightful owners is not an easy process. Unsavory people laying claim to found art work makes it even harder. Some people will stop at nothing to get ahold of artwork.

Zelda gets herself in way over her head. Fast paced mystery. The characters are well developed. I haven’t read the first book in this series. No need to. This is a stand alone story. I will be reading the first book of The Adventures of Zelda Richardson now.