The Polyandrist
Review , Thriller & Suspense / August 1, 2019

  Greg was a good husband, for the most part, when Lauren was twenty-two. Loving and understanding of her various eccentricities, but not particularly ambitious, and unable to provide the finer things in life she so badly craved. Then came Nolan, a handsome man with a good income, capable of giving her the things she wants. Dividing her time fairly between the two men is a challenge, until Gordon comes along. Then it becomes impossible. Gordon has an eye for Lauren, but he’s married to Erica Dupree, a filthy rich heiress to a billionaire oil tycoon, and therefore has to be careful. There’s a prenuptial agreement giving Gordon twenty million in the event he and Erica divorce. Unless Gordon is unfaithful to Erica. Then he gets nothing. In order to rid herself of the man and avoid paying the twenty million, Erica offers Lauren one million dollars to seduce Gordon. Bedding Gordon is the easy part. Keeping it from Nolan and Greg long enough to get the payment from Erica proves more difficult than she initially thought it would be. It becomes tougher still when Erica is murdered.   REVIEW This book will have you on the edge of your…

The Chamala Quest: A Doctor Liberty Belle Corcoran Novel

To those who study plants, the Chamala represents the Holy Grail. Finding it would be the discovery of a lifetime—make that a dozen lifetimes. It produces a berry with phytochemistry possessing the unique ability to hyper-stimulate nerve cell reproduction. It will be instrumental in the development of the next generation of bio-pharmaceuticals capable of curing blindness, deafness, dementia and paralysis. Famous botanist, Doctor Liberty Belle Corcoran, may have the inside track in the search for the Chamala plant. While speaking at the Global Federation of Botanists’ annual symposium on the island of Mahé, she learns of its possible location from the mysterious Cheung brothers. There is one small problem, however. It grows somewhere in an unexplored mountainous region of West Papua, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea, and is closely guarded by a primitive tribe of cannibals who hold the Chamala berry sacred. Libby will have to get past them if she is to succeed, and they plan to take the Chamala’s location and its secret with them to their graves, along with anyone who interferes.   REVIEW A well-crafted action adventure story. The Chamala Quest by Mason Malone is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel, with brilliantly…

Kiss & Tell (A Charlene Taylor Mystery Book 1)
Mystery , Thriller & Suspense / May 6, 2019

  With the death of her father… Officer Charlene Taylor has received her dream promotion—working Homicide with the LAPD. Her first case is the high-profile murder of Ken Anderson, a playboy UCLA professor with a haunted past. A mafia kingpin, billionaire tycoon, cheated wife and jaded lover are only a few on a long list of suspects, all with motive and opportunity. …all hope of reconciliation is lost. Not only does she feel the pressure from media and her boss to solve her first case, but Charlene must also deal with her father’s murderer, the “Celebrity Slayer,” a serial killer who enjoys baiting her with his knowledge of her life and routines. Can a rookie detective work two high-profile cases and still keep her sanity? Reviews for Kiss & Tell “Luke Murphy scores big with this deep psychological thriller.” —Tim Green, New York Times bestselling author of Unstoppable “An intricately detailed and clever mystery featuring a tough minded but vulnerable protagonist with more than a few demons of her own.”—Christy Reece, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing To Lose “A character driven page-turner with an interesting plot.”—Dianna T. Benson, bestselling author of The Hidden Son “A first-rate police procedural….

Blood Upon the Sands (An Evan Davis Tale Book 2)
Review , Thriller & Suspense / April 29, 2019

  Against the bloody backdrop of a country simmering with racial tension, friendships are tested, beliefs are tried, and the prejudices of years are challenged …Unaware of the inner turmoil of Kuwait, Evan Davis enters as an employee of Al Hakim, a benevolent Kuwaiti horse-breeder, hired to change the country’s perception on the world’s stage. But all is not what it seems – when documents detailing the atrocities done to the Bedoon are thrust into Evan’s hands anonymously, he is forced to act. But wherever he turns mysteries and secrets abound.An unknown third party has hired an ex-KGB assassin and former Siberian Rime agent, Maksim Bondreovich, to sow discontent within the population, splitting its racial groups, casting a red haze of terrible bloodshed with a final, lethal objective – the expulsion of an entire class of people. Can Evan open his employer’s eyes to the racial tensions which are boiling over in his own beloved country? Will the assassin succeed in his heinous objective? Moreover, will those behind it all stay hidden or will they be brought to justice? It all comes to a breath-taking head in a climactic and tension-fraught assault on the Hotel Sultana. Will Maksim’s succeed in…

Silent River: A Gripping Psychological Thriller Inspired By True Events

  A gripping psychological thriller inspired by true events.  Robert Collins is Portland’s best investigative detective. When the Stevens family goes missing, he goes to work. As he uncovers clues the family may have been targeted for a professional hit by organized crime, it gets personal. Too personal. Can he face down his inner demons before he loses himself? He confronts the mob and police bureaucracy to find the missing family. Jake, partner and friend, thinks he’s spiraling into obsession, when Robert’s taken off the case but refuses to give up the investigation. Can he get past this shameless tragedy and his own past to move on with his life? Silent River is a fictionalized version of a real investigation in the late 1950s in Portland, Oregon, a time when money and power ruled the city. This story will appeal to fans of true crime and detective fiction alike. Readers who enjoy Ann Rule, Rex Stout, and Mary Higgins Clark will love CM Weaver.   REVIEW A well-crafted psychological thriller. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Silent River by C.M. Weaver is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel, with brilliantly drawn characters driven by obsession and the…

Three Paperclips & a Grey Scarf (An Evan Davis Tale)

  Evan Davis is a writer, or at least he would be if he could finish his first book. Because the book has languished unfinished, Davis finds himself presented with an ultimatum by his agent: Take a three-month assignment as a press embed in Afghanistan or risk losing his book contract. Since the job does have a salary attached he takes it, but before departing, a friend hands Davis a hastily gathered good luck charm: three paperclips. Over the months in country, he gets to know the men of a small team of US soldiers that he is deployed with and rediscovers his muse writing about their experiences in Southwest Asia for a truth hungry American public. Davis also finds a use for each of his talismans, as they save his life and those of the men he comes to regard as his team; the soldiers who promised each other that they would all make it home in one piece.   REVIEW A swift, intriguing and compelling story that takes no prisoners Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews War is hell, for sure, but war can make for irrefutably brilliant book writing and movie-making. If you’re a…

The Death Doll

  BOOK SYNOPSIS In the summer of 1692, the infamous Salem witch trials were underway in Massachusetts Colony, North America. Meanwhile, a new Governor was appointed over New Hampshire colony, but his only interest was the land he felt entitled to. Citizens of Durham, New Hampshire, were losing property they’d farmed for years. It was a dangerous time to come to the Colonies, but Kate Tremont had no choice. Having lost her father and her home in Kingston, Jamaica, she sailed to Durham, New Hampshire to stay with her only living relative – William Stoddard, a farmer and devout Puritan. William demands obedience and conformity if Kate wants to stay, but that’s not the worst of it. Kate finds that enemies are easier to make than friends when she gives a doll to a child. When her act of kindness is twisted and used against her, Kate learns that evil happens when good people get angry!   REVIEW   A well-crafted historical fiction Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author K.D. Carter weaves a well-crafted historical fiction, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The story unfolds in small…

GoodCopBadCop
Mystery , Review , Thriller & Suspense / February 26, 2019

  GoodCopBadCop is a modern crime take on Jekyll and Hyde where the ‘good cop’ and ‘bad cop’ are the same person. It is a modern day police procedural story where our main character tries to juggle the various crimes he’s investigating while juggling the psychotic impulses inside him. This is not a story about a good man turned bad, or a bad man turned good. Both good and bad arrived at the same time.   REVIEW A dark and graphic psychological page-turner. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Award-winning author Jim Alexander weaves a first-class psychological thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a modern and compelling reworking of the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde tale in a vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a moderately fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘GoodCopBadCop is a modern crime take on Jekyll and Hyde where the ‘good cop’ and ‘bad cop’ are the same person. It is a modern-day police procedural…

The Other Woman (Vic Fallon Book 4)
Mystery , Review , Thriller & Suspense / February 23, 2019

  Former cop Vic Fallon only wanted to get home to Sandusky, Ohio in time for Christmas after completing his latest private eye assignment. A chance meeting in the Atlanta airport with a U. S. Senator from his hometown thrusts Vic into a murder investigation when the man turns up dead shortly after they speak. The unwanted case produces more questions than answers. Why did the Senator ask Vic to deliver a Christmas card for him rather than mailing it himself, and why does the recipient react with hostility when she finds out who it’s from? Why is the FBI looking at Vic up close and personal when he wasn’t involved in the killing? And why does a police detective from Atlanta show up in Sandusky, asking questions that have little to do with the murder investigation? Vic’s life becomes more complicated when the woman he delivered the card to is arrested after an accidental shooting, and he feels a responsibility to prove her innocence. Add the strain that the case places on Vic’s current romantic relationship, and it results in the holiday from Hell. Can Vic solve the multi-pronged mystery he’s found himself in the middle of and repair…

The Invisible Heiress: A Gripping Psychological Thriller Filled with Nail-Biting Suspense
Mystery , Review , Thriller & Suspense / February 22, 2019

  “Dark, disturbing, deliciously inappropriate.” – Leslie Wolfe, best-selling author of The Watson Girl.  From two-time Book of the Year finalist Kathleen O’Donnell comes a gripping psychological thriller filled with unexpected twists. A psychiatric patient with a dark secret Preston Blair, a blogger with a dark sense of humor, is committed to a private psychiatric hospital, accused of a shocking crime. Her father Todd’s influence as a D.A. has kept her from prison, but her sanity remains on a knife-edge. A therapist with an agenda Preston’s therapist, Isabel, is too preoccupied working her latest con on a rich, married, sadomasochistic secret lover, to care about Preston’s problems, even when Preston tells her that her socialite mother, Harrison Blair, had committed an unthinkable crime herself years before—one that might help explain Preston’s own misdeeds. A shocking secret that begs to be told When Preston’s absent husband, Brendan, suddenly turns up and tries to prove her innocence, tragedy strikes. Preston’s convinced her parents were involved, but it turns out to be much more complicated. As Preston delves deeper into the mystery, her head clears and a devastating event that she had long erased from her muddled mind comes rushing back. A killer that cannot…