Tag Archives: Crime Fiction

Featured crime fiction books including detective fiction, courtroom drama, hard-boiled fiction, legal thrillers, suspense and mystery books!

Pursuit

Pursuit by Gene Hackman“I’ll say this for the last time. Take your hand off the shotgun.”

In a tense standoff with a shopping mall shooter, Sergeant Juliette Worth has the suspect about to surrender—then in a few explosive seconds, she takes him down.

Usually a by-the-book cop, Julie has too much at stake, raising her daughter on her own, to break protocol—until the mall killer pushes her over the line. Instead of kudos for saving his hostage, the Missouri State Criminal Investigation Unit hands Julie cold case duty. Continue reading

Restoration

Restoration by Daniel C. McWhorter The year is 2075 and the human race is dying. Decades of war, famine, and bio-engineering have finally taken their toll, and birth rates have declined to near zero.

The leaders of two of the solar system’s largest corporations believe they can save humanity, but they will have to break the law to do it.

When Doctor Evan Feldman decided to have his body frozen immediately after his death, he always hoped that one day the technology would exist to cure his cancer-ravaged body. Continue reading

Shattered Sunset Promises

Suspense to make you shiver with Heart to make you sigh.

Her inheritance is disastrous. His murder case is stalled. Then a link between her bequest and his homicide entangles and threatens their lives.

Malory Williams faces an uncertain future. Ten years ago she lost the love of her life, and now she’s lost her job. Fate presents an appealing blank slate when she inherits Bay Bluff Cottage, and Mal doesn’t hesitate. She sells her current home and pools her assets. Life if looking up….until she discovers she’s inherited an albatross. Continue reading

Butterfly Hill (A Matthys Rossouw Pursuit Book 2)

Butterfly Hill (A Matthys Rossouw Pursuit Book 2) by Brendan Le GrangeA psychopath with mother issues. A policeman with his career on the line. A beautiful agent with unclear allegiances. And an ancient organisation guarding a secret that could get them all killed.

Hiko Shimizu is not a nice man, but he is ingenious. Ingenious enough to find a lost artefact capable of catalysing a revolution in China? Maybe. And that’s close enough to draw the attention of powerful forces that won’t hesitate to kill to keep their secrets safe. Meanwhile, Matthys Rossouw is in hot pursuit, unaware of the full scale of the danger he faces. Continue reading

Concession Street Secrets

The year 1868 and it is a tough time to be intersex—and in love. Eliza Malkins, a printer at the Kingston British Whig newspaper, is secretly in love with reporter Alex O’Shea.

Although they are best friends with a shared passion for many things, including the mystery novel Alex is writing, Eliza would never dare to voice her feelings for fear of being rejected due to her unique anatomical makeup. Continue reading

The End of Echoes

Two families, forever linked by tragedy.

Ruby Dunkin is in an abusive marriage. Her best efforts aren’t enough to shield her two children from an abusive father whose cruelty knows no bounds. Their volatile situation ends in tragedy when Ruby’s eldest son, Billy is torn away from everything he loves. Consumed by hatred and self-loathing Billy becomes the thing he hates the most—his father.

Chelsea Wyatt, a senior in high school, goes missing after work one night, never to return. Her parents are devastated, only knowing this kind of tragedy from the news. Crimes like this are unheard of in their quiet, midwestern town. Continue reading

The Appointment: a tense psychological thriller you don’t want to miss

He’s a doctor…but can you trust him?

With his marriage collapsing and grief-stricken following the death of his baby son, surgeon Dan Lewis is struggling to make sense of it all.

His work is his lifeline. But when he fixates on a child patient he thinks has a potentially lethal disease, no one believes the diagnosis. They all think he’s losing his mind.

When one of Dan’s critics is senselessly murdered and the evidence points to the damaged doctor as the prime suspect, his bad situation becomes desperate. Continue reading

Florida Straits (Key West Capers Book 1)

Florida Straits Key West Capers Book 1“People go to Key West for lots of different reasons. Joey Goldman went there to become a gangster…”

So begins this classic Key West caper, the hilarious and touching book that launched a much-loved series and introduced the world to Bert the Shirt and his chihuahua Don Giovanni, two of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction.

Joey, the illegitimate son of a major NY mafioso, decides to break away from a decidedly unpromising future in the old neighborhood of Queens. But will the old neighborhood and the Family let him go in peace? Continue reading

That Dog Don’t Bark

That Dog Don't Bark by Aaron McClellandA love story with a little arson and murder …

Small time crooks Jackie and Angel are two marginalized ex-foster teens who can barely keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. Yet they share a love that is fresh and soul-deep – Angel is Jackie’s personal miracle, and he is Angel’s ‘sweet boy’.

All around them, girls are disappearing off the mean streets of East Vancouver and they soon discover an international gang of human sex traffickers are luring teen girls with heroin, sexual seduction, and promises of riches. Continue reading

The Holy City Murders: A Duke Dempsey Mystery

Duke Dempsey is a private investigator in 1938 Charleston, SC. Thrust into the case of a lifetime when the Vatican comes calling and hires Duke to find an invaluable relic.

Charleston is also hit with the mysterious murders of a prominent priest of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a local cop. Duke is forced into a partnership with the presiding detective, Johnny Stampkin, to find the relic and solve the murders.

The case takes a multitude of twists and turns Continue reading

Stitches

Stitches by Samantha SimardStitches follows Jim Wolfe, a PTSD-riddled Army Ranger turned private investigator.

Between his questionable relationship with a Romanian restaurateur’s son, and investigating the disappearance of a famous musician’s daughter with his partner, Scarlett Vaughn, Wolfe has a lot on his plate.

When a string of grisly murders centering on college students grab the city of Boston by the throat, Wolfe finds himself entangled in more than one mystery. Continue reading

Meet Me at the Hanging Tree

Val’s boyfriend proposes—at last—and the romance-challenged slug can’t even get that right. So she’s off with best friend Stella for the vacation of a lifetime!

An RV breakdown strands them in a picturesque Australian small town. After starting work at a boutique winery to pay for repairs, Val gets a second job as a journalist. Her attraction to her editor, sexy smart-ass Tim, is teetering towards love when a mob-backed consortium’s campaign for a casino development turns nasty. Continue reading

Daytona Sands (Rick Sands Suspense Novels Book 1)

Daytona Sands (Rick Sands Suspense Novels Book 1) by Gary FidelIn what appears to be an open-and-shut case, a young surfing champion is killed and his mother confesses to the crime.

Rick Sands, Executive Assistant State’s Attorney in Daytona Beach, Florida, knows the victim and his mother, an old high school classmate. He is also familiar with what lies behind the glamorous facade of “The World’s Most Famous Beach” and his instincts now tell him that there is more to this case than simply a mother inflicting fatal injuries during a violent argument with her son . . . but can he prove it? Continue reading

Don’t Tell: A Riveting Mystery

Alex Ryder is the best detective in her division, but she’s harboring a secret that could kill her entire career.

When Detective Alex Ryder picks up a new homicide case, no one knows her secret connection to the murder. As personal issues and an obsessive nature threaten her career, Alex follows a lead onto the Emerald Adventure, a cruise ship heading to the Bahamas for five days. But the killer’s on board, and it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies. Continue reading

Past The Line: Book #1 The Blake Cutter Detective Series

Past The Line: Book #1 The Blake Cutter Detective Series by E.T. MilliganA decorated Miami police detective named Blake Cutter is on the trail of one of Miami’s largest underworld syndicates, until his wife is killed in a car bomb intended for him.

While reassigned to Bullet, Georgia to recover from the tragedy, he joins the State Bureau of Investigation and becomes a federal agent. Soon, he is tasked to investigate an unrelated murder of a prominent real estate investor who disappears from a yacht cruise and is discovered washed up on a shore. Continue reading

Deadly Stillwater (Mac McRyan Mystery Series Book)

Deadly Stillwater (Mac McRyan Mystery Series Book) by Roger StelljesA compelling crime thriller…

“This book takes the reader on one wild ride, with the suspense not letting up until the very end. Mac is one part Lucas Davenport and one part Mitch Rapp – and it just does not get any better than that!” – Amazon reviewer

Two girls gone… Shannon hustled to her car and dug into her black purse, searching for her car keys, “Where the heck did they go?” He quickly put his hand over her mouth as she screamed and thrashed, slid the van door open, and dragged her inside… Continue reading