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…

Murder at the Columbarium
Mystery , Review , Thriller & Suspense / February 21, 2019

Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects.   REVIEW A first-class whodunit with perfect pacing. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author Emily Gallo weaves a first-class murder mystery with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a compelling story of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. The book description gives only a sneak preview: ‘Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects…’…

The Shahid’s Widow: A Gripping Action Thriller of Terror, Betrayal and Unthinkable Choices
Mystery , Thriller & Suspense / February 7, 2019

  A breathtaking and fast-moving bestseller! A An officer of the Israeli General security service and his Palestinian agent are in a race against time to stop the next terror attack. Amos the Israeli, and Khalil the restless Palestinian go up against Jamil, the merciless mastermind behind massive suicide bombings in Tel-Aviv. Caught in the middle is the Shahid’s widow, a beautiful, young Palestinian woman who breaks the rules and fights for her freedom in conservative Arab society. Taking place deep within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the story moves fast; from the colorful streets of Jerusalem, to the intimidating allies of Gaza, and back to the teeming streets of Tel Aviv. The writer has given us a glimpse into a clandestine world where loyalty, betrayal and morality collide and shift with speed.   REVIEW A well-crafted action-packed thriller with perfect pacing. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author Danny Bar weaves a gripping action-packed thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a dramatic and riveting tale of terror and betrayal in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility…

Memorable Christmas (A Short Story)

  On Christmas Eve, young Matthew scours for leftovers after the people of Remembrance Town go to bed. A disturbance attracts his attention and he encounters Santa and his helpers. But something is off, something’s not quite right…   REVIEW A well-crafted short story that packs a big punch! Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author E.C. Fisher weaves a unique and spellbinding fantasy tale, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. I enjoyed the story and dialogue, and there were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming which added genuine mystery to the story. It has been a while since I enjoyed a story this much. I’m a fan of E. C. Fisher so this short story comes highly recommended and gets a well-deserved five stars from me.   ABOUT THE AUTHOR E. C. Fisher is an emerging author who was born in Vandenberg, AFB, California. Currently, he happily writes and resides in Florida. From 2007 to 2011, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Three years ago he was introduced to the writing world after a bout of inspiration drove him to write…

Masked Conspiracy (A Noah Knolls Thriller)
Fantasy , Mystery , Thriller & Suspense / January 23, 2019

  Noah Knolls’ mother set him up to stay with his long-lost father’s old friend, Walter when he takes a vacation back home to New York. A visit that turns into something more heinous than he could have imagined. Upon arrival at the airport, Noah is attacked by a group of strange men, Walter arrives in the nick of time to in aid his escape. Later, he learns his mother was kidnapped by an ancient sect and using information along with a special key left to him by his father they enter the sect’s secret temple. Noah and Walter have descended into a world far darker than either of them knew. Agents of the sect chase them through darkened streets, as a decades-old conspiracy has been unmasked, and Noah is right in the center of it.   REVIEW A first-class action-packed mystery thriller with perfect pacing. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author E.C. Fisher weaves an action-packed mystery thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints an adventurous and action-packed story in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with…

Drop Dead Crime: Mystery and Suspense from the Leading Ladies of Murder

  Five women. Five sublime authors of crime fiction. One stunning book. Gripping thrillers, packed with deviously executed crimes and in-depth investigations are some of the most popular reads available on traditional and virtual book shelves today. Now, you can sample some of the best female writers of crime fiction, in Drop Dead Crime, a collection of novellas packed with the twisted plotlines and memorable characters that excite readers and leave them demanding more. Lisa Regan, Leslie Wolfe, Colleen Helme, Amy Vansant, and Julie Smith are among the most skilled and prolific writers of the genre today, and each one knows exactly how to tease a story to maximum effect. Their use of strong female leads, combined with delicately balanced plots, means suspense is always kept at a fever pitch—ready to boil over at any second. Lisa Regan’s Over The Edge is guaranteed to keep you up at night. When P.I. Jocelyn Rush witnesses a young mother jump from a bridge, she is determined to solve the mystery of why, and what she finds is a complex web of secrets and lies so shocking it could destroy the people left behind. Leslie Wolfe introduces FBI Agent Tess Winnett in Not Really Dead, a fast-paced, intense thriller about a serial killer who makes a terrible…