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The Bamboo Blonde
Beautiful But Dead When Con Satterlee picked up the half-intoxicated blonde in the Bamboo Bar, Griselda was annoyed. When he- walked out with the blonde, leaving Griselda flat, she was furious. She was frightened, too, returning alone to the isolated, ramshackle beach cottage. And this was to have been their second honeymoon! Con came back rattling a handful of shells which he said he had taken from the blonde's revolver. But the blonde didn't come back. The police found her corpse the next morn... more info>>
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Valley of Obsessions
Desiree's passion for ancient Egyptian culture leads her on a dangerous trip down the Nile. Can Desiree Roberts leave her law career in Texas and become a 1980's Egyptian? Will the country that has captivated her since childhood embrace her, or will it lead her down dangerous paths fraught with deception and betrayal? As Desiree follows her dreams and treks through shifting sands, she enters portals of pharaohs long since entombed. Her obsessions lure her into alien territory filled with suspic... more info>>
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Quiet Anchorage
Quiet Anchorage, Virginia, looks like paradise. When she's accused of murdering her fiance, however, the small town is anything but heavenly for Megan Connors. With her fingerprints on the murder weapon, it looks like an open-and-shut case, and Sheriff Fox, running for reelection and anxious to get credit for 'solving' a murder case, intends on ramming through charges and getting a conviction. Megan's only champions are her aging aunts. They don't believe she's guilty, but what can two senior ci... more info>>
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The Bavarian Krisp Caper
Mandy adores Bavarian Krisp donuts. A nice day at Boston Common with her niece, Ella, turns ugly when her quest for the goodies takes her down a dark path. Out of work and out of donuts. What lengths will she go to in order to satisfy her sweet tooth? A short story from our Fingerprints line.
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And Then...Darkness
Door to door census taking has it's ups and downs on any day. There's no way to know what lies behind each front door. On one afternoon, things take a particularly strange and hazardous turn for one census worker. One of the houses on the route holds dark secrets and triggers events that will never be forgotten. A short story from our Fingerprints line.
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News Flash
When a local television news anchor hires Waco, Texas private eye Morris Ronald Boyette to follow her husband, he thinks he's taking on a run-of-the-mill cheating-spouse case. Instead, he gets a harsh lesson in how aging unfairly impacts working women. A work of short crime from our Fingerprints line.
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Into Thin Air
George has been in Copenhagen for months and has failed to make any real friends. His dreamy images of Europe shattered and all desire to discover his true-self gone, the only way he sees to make a name for himself is as an eccentric outsider. Distracted from drilling in the frozen fish pond in preparation for a New Year party, he takes himself off to the Chimpanzee Bar where he meets a beautiful young student. What follows is a wonderful afternoon, the consequences of which will puzzle the pa... more info>>
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The Secret of Talmor Manor
After a mysterious package arrives on Jake's doorstep, he starts having very strange dreams: when he falls asleep he finds himself in a dilapidated English Manor inhabited by a number of ghosts who believe he can free them from their eternal existence. But when the Lord of the Manor appears in Jake's living room, Jake finds himself facing some very difficult questions. What should he do about the attraction between him and this turn of the century living ghost? Why is someone trying to kill them... more info>>
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Lethal Dose of Love
What does it take to make a law-abiding, outgoing, philanthropic woman murder her only son? Sean's misdeeds began with the thefts of school kids' lunches and toys, and escalated to womanizing and blackmail. The town's reputation is in jeopardy. His mother puts up with it for twenty-seven years, four months and seventeen days--then she snaps. Claire devises a plan to poison him. Trouble is, she buys the plant, from which she derives the poison, in a good friends' shop. When Payton comes under... more info>>
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Man Hungry
Daniel Blake, whose first novel debuted in the New York Times bestseller list for two weeks, sought refuge in a small state-supported college as an English instructor when he failed to publish his subsequent novels. One year, he told himself. One year of teaching and saving his salary, and he would go back to New York and write. His plan seemed straightforward enough. However, Blake did not count on life happening to him. He met Ann, the new gym teacher, and they lived together and established a... more info>>
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Mahu Blood
Two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist Neil Plakcy returns to the Hawaiian Islands with a new mystery about blood ties in a state torn by ethnic tension. Openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka must investigate a series of murders that threaten his own family as well as the citizens he struggles to protect. Billions of dollars are at stake in a fight over who the land of the Aloha State really belongs to. Is it the United States-- or the indigenous people of the islands, many of... more info>>
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Vacation Therapy
Welcome to Club Fred Taylor's best friend, Molly planned his perfect vacation. Checking into an all male resort, he and Sergio discover a dead body, which disappears. As Taylor stumbles over it again, the problems have only started in this tropical paradise. Taylor befriends the hottest male porn star, an angry drag queen, and a mystery novelist, whose new novel is paralleling Taylor's trip. Men are dropping at his feet, dead, and Taylor needs to escape this trip to hell. Mother Nature has ot... more info>>
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The Night Before Murder
(Vintage Paperback Hardboiled Detective Pulp) Dorothy was a talented young actress struggling for recognition and Rhea had the power to place her in a starring role in a Broadway play. When she arrived at Rhea's country home Dorothy found Rhea dying of a slow poison. And in the strange house there seemed to be sinister forces that pulled at Dorothy with a malevolent purpose. Then one night a prowler entered her room and, as Dorothy watched the menacing shadow approach, she knew the killer had c... more info>>
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The Price of Silence
A suspicious party invitation is stuffed in Nathan's mailbox. Should he fear for his safety, sanity, and Swiss bank accounts? Nathan Tanyon's encounters with a ditzy social climber are hardly by chance. Helena Arntree claims to know far more details than the police about the death of Nathan's wealthy aunt. Nathan insists she has it all wrong, but she manipulates him into some compromising positions that might harm his credibility. He pays her a healthy sum to keep her mouth shut and go away. S... more info>>
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The Last of the Good Guys
When three former cops commit suicide, private investigator Alec Santana knows it's not a coincidence. An ex-cop inexplicably commits suicide in Miami, and his widow turns to her husband's best friend, Alec Santana, for assistance. Soon after, two more ex-cops commit suicide. After talking to one of the widows, Santana discovers they all had a single event in common: they responded to a Christmas Eve fire almost fifteen years ago. Threatening letters turn up, prompting Alec to dig deeper into ... more info>>
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Red Ink is No Picnic
A newspaper's company picnic leads to murder, while an aging "girl-reporter" works with her younger male counterpart to solve the crime.
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Gauntlet
After stopping a robbery in progress, Elliott Cronholm is approached by someone wishing to help him become a costumed vigilante crime-fighter. After refusing, his fiancée is attacked in their home by a stalker. In the wake of the attack, Elliott accepts the role he had been asked to play. While still learning the use of the costume and weapons he has been given, Elliott must track down and stop the first man put on the streets of the city by the same woman - a man with his own warped moral code ... more info>>
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Paddy Whacked
Inspector Helmes and his trusty sidekick, Watkins, know they have their work cut out for them in solving the murder of Paddy O'Toole, the Grand Leprechaun. However, nothing can prepare them for the strange lineup of suspects they encounter at the annual Holiday Icon Convention. Another holiday short from the author of DEATH BY JELLO and CHRISTMAS IN KILLARNEY.
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A Mobster's Toast to St. Patrick's Day
For Jeremy, trying to be live a life outside of the "family business" isn't easy. First, there was the Thanksgiving dinner disaster of A MOBSTER'S GUIDE TO CRANBERRY SAUCE, followed by the Valentine's Day nightmare of A MOBSTER'S RECIPE FOR CUPCAKES. By now, you'd think he'd find somewhere to lay low when a holiday rolls around. Unfortunately for Jeremy, it appears St. Patrick's Day is going to be another trouble-filled holiday. His girlfriend Carla may be leaving him, his cupcake business is i... more info>>
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The Birds
Gingerbread houses. Poisoned apples. Huffing and puffing until a house is blown down. Nathaniel P. Osgood III, intrepid private eye in the land of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, has truly seen it all. Until now. When the royal family is attacked by four and twenty blackbirds baked into a pie, Osgood knows this isn't just another everyday case. As the suspects and clues begin to mount, Osgood begins to wonder if anyone will survive to live happily ever after.
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Keep Your Friends Close
Prince Vayel has a lover's spat the month before his wedding, so he flees to his old friend and teacher, Cala Greyraven, for advice and support. His betrothed isn't standing for this; she follows him, finds him and confronts him, demanding an explanation. But is it too late to overcome their problems? Friends are our dearest possessions and should be held close, always. But what about enemies? Isn't it safer to hold them even closer, if only purely in self-defense? Vayel finds out that sometime... more info>>
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Leave No Trace
Jessica Waters was looking forward to attending college in the fall with her best friend, Sandra Adams. But when Sandra disappears the night after prom, mutual friend, Jason Harris becomes the number one suspect. Jason isn't the only suspect in the tight-knit community of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Before Sandra disappeared, she confessed to having an affair with coach and teacher, Carl Lundstrum. Now Jessica is going to make it her mission to find out what happened to her best friend if it is the la... more info>>
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Don't Rock the Boat
Two retired schoolteacher pals get together again, for a Caribbean Mystery Cruise. After their fun in the sun in Charleston those intrepid gals, Bernadette "Bernie" North and Michaela "Mike" Rosales, think a mystery cruise is just the thing--seeing they are seasoned detectives with one solved mystery under their belts. What could possibly go wrong on a self-contained ship out in the middle of the Caribbean? Plenty. Michaela is a trouble magnet, and the misery begins before she even gets to the ... more info>>
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An Unrefusable Request
Big Bull Benson, the hotel and bar owner who first appeared in Spurlark's novel GOOD GIRLS DON'T GET MURDERED, returns in a brand-new novella. Mob boss Troy Calini doesn't exactly have the best reputation in Chicago, but when his own daughter suspects him of killing her boyfriend Calini is determined to prove to her that his hands are clean. Enter Big Bull Benson. Although Bull and Calini haven't always seen eye-to-eye, Calini is convinced that Benson can use his skills and connections to find... more info>>
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Parting Shot
When the head of a scrap metal business is found shot in the head in his study, Detective Foster suspects there's more to the death than meets the eye. A work of super-short fiction from our Fingerprints mystery/thriller line.
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