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message 1: by Jessica (last edited May 15, 2015 09:04AM) (new)

Jessica Wren-Wilson | 282 comments Mod
You can post your nominations for a mystery/thriller/suspense book here. Please note that posting does not guarantee a review or a feature.

In order to be considered for feature under the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense thread, the following books are mandatory reading/review:
1. Tissue of Lies by Carole Parkes
2. Cigerets, Guns, and Beer by Phillip T. Stephens.

This applies to nominations placed after 5/15/15

If no one meets the eligibility requirements, then there will be no featured book for this thread that month.

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Gary | 2 comments Hollis, P.I. is a hardhitting collection of new short stories about tough, resourceful L.A. private eye Nate Hollis. New York Times bestseller Juliet Blackwell (the Witchcraft Mystery series), acclaimed newcomer Aaron Philip Clark (A Healthy Fear of Man) new pulp luminaries Bobby Nash (Domino Lady: Money Shot) and Derrick Ferguson (Four Bullets for Dillon) join Hollis’ creator Gary Phillips in penning these tales. As Kevin Burton Smith in Mystery Scene said of the character, “Slick as spit, big-shouldered Hollis walks the walk and talks the talk…” In tradepaper and e-book from Pro Se Productions --

message 3: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Wren-Wilson | 282 comments Mod
Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing :).

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Gary | 2 comments Thank you.

message 7: by Kim (last edited May 01, 2015 09:42AM) (new)

Kim Cresswell | 2 comments RETRIBUTION is the 2nd stand-alone book in the action-packed Whitney Steel Series.(18+ due to adult situations and violence.)


Once the leader of the Sur del Calle cartel, Colombia's largest drug trafficking organization, Pablo Sanchez patiently waits to exact his revenge against Blake Barnett, the FBI agent who killed his twin brother over a decade ago.

After one failed attempt forces Sanchez to flee the United States, he hatches a bold new plan. This time Blake has something to lose: his fiancée, Whitney Steel.

From the neon paradise of Las Vegas to the militant-infected jungles of Bogota, Blake must risk his life and infiltrate the cartel's inner world and eliminate the ruthless drug lord.

The price of failure is higher than ever as he's forced to use the woman he loves as a pawn in a deadly game--where the events of the past and present collide.

message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Wren-Wilson | 282 comments Mod
Love it. My novel is bout the drug trade as well. I look forward to reading.

message 9: by Kim (new)

Kim Cresswell | 2 comments Thanks, Jessica. :)

message 10: by K.M. (new)

K.M. Herkes (kmherkes) Flight Plan by K.M. Herkes
Flight Plan

A tale of loyalty and betrayal set against a backdrop of terrorism and corporate conspiracy....

It's blended genre, but definitely thriller, just a touch of PG romance, and set in a future not too different from the world we know today.

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Randy Weir | 6 comments I have a first person PI series of books for anyone interested in that style. The first is Permafree on Amazon, so you can check it out and see if you like it. I will post the others in other comments.

Jarvis Mann was a Private Detective, whose business thrived on the mundane, paying the bills following cheating spouses, getting in the middle of messy divorces and working for the Fat Cat Insurance companies running down false insurance claims. But one day on his office steps a young man coaxing with the simple word “Please” convinces him to help on a Winter’s Sunday afternoon to find a missing valuable Ernie Banks Rookie Bubble Gum Card. With a dry sense of humor he drives the Denver streets from door to door, friend to friend, until a clue leads to a surprising discovery, a young man’s personal pain and his friends selfish act, teach Jarvis a life lesson that will shape him with new hope and resolve.

An 8400 word Short Story by Author R Weir

message 12: by Randy (new)

Randy Weir | 6 comments The second in the series is Tracking A Shadow. Here is the link and synopsis.

Never knowing where his next case will come from, Private Detective Jarvis Mann is thrilled when his voicemail is lit up by the sexy tones of a lady looking to hire him. Successful business woman Emily White with girl next door looks, is certain someone is stalking her and wants Jarvis to track down the elusive shadow.

Even with three suspects, an ex-husband who lives to play softball, a sexist pig ex-employee and a mystery man who he encounters with painful results, Jarvis believes it’s all in Emily’s head until a killing in her home convinces him otherwise.

Further complicating matters a powerful business man and crime boss becomes involved muddying up the case, leaving Jarvis the prime suspect in the brutal beating of one of the possible stalkers, threatening to put his PI career on ice.

Navigating through each twist and turn in the case, and the affections of two desirable women both with an agenda, Jarvis uses dogged determination and razor sharp wit in Tracking a Shadow that moves across the Denver landscape with each shift in the sun.

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Randy Weir | 6 comments The third, Twice As Fatal, is currently 99 cents until July 3rd for anyone interested.

Twice the business, twice the danger and Twice as Fatal. PI Jarvis Mann has two cases he is working, making his professional and personal life twice as difficult.

Ray Malone is a promising college football star whose career is derailed by injuries. When he disappears, close friend Jarvis is recruited by Ray’s father to locate him. After tracking him down a video is sent of Ray with the warning of it going public, threatening his career and those that love him.

Case two has landlord Kate Tanner hiring Jarvis to gather evidence against her cheating, thieving husband so she can divorce him. As Jarvis investigates he learns of the husband’s connection to a powerful man, with a dangerously perverted agenda that crosses into Kate’s life with deadly consequences.

Across the Rocky Mountain Front Range Jarvis tries to balance both cases, each dragging him deeper into different sleazy underworlds, jeopardizing him, his clients and their families. With danger and death all around him, he somehow must rescue everyone before this fatal business claims the lives of all involved, his life and the one he is growing to love.

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