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Hot romance, blistering suspense in July

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From Shadow Warrior...to hostage


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A win-win negotiation?


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Sometimes falling in love means going through the worst kind hell


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Her lifelong search for home might be closer than she thinks!


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An Inside Out Novella in Mark's POV


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Texas Hot Zone Boxed set


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The guy from the wrong side of the tracks...


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She's going to break all of his rules...


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Is she a victim or a terrorist?

Reviews

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Russian Roulette
by E.E. Smith
"Private Detective Alexis Smith continues to make discreet inquiries both here and abroad."
Posted May 1, 2014

After solving her previous case in England and barely surviving, Alexis (Lexie) Smith has returned to Sacramento and her detective agency, Discreet Inquiries. Lexie is an honest, straightforward young woman, possessing nerves of steel and a sincere desire to help anyone who needs it. While Lexie was gone, her room Read more...


Night Diver
by Elizabeth Lowell
"Underwater treasure hunting turns deadly in this exciting romantic suspense."
Posted April 28, 2014

At 17, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after her parents died in a tragic diving accident. Her brother and grandfather still run the family underwater salvage business on the island. When her brother insists on her expertise with the financial books, Kate resolves to face what Read more...


December Park
by Ronald Malfi
"Evil is at play even in the most serene suburbs."
Posted April 16, 2014

In the fall of 1993, the tranquil town of Harting Farms near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland is thrown into turmoil when teens start vanishing. No one is able to find any trace of them until one of the girls turns up dead near the city park. But she's Read more...


Hangman
by Stephan Talty
"Buffalo, NY, police detective Absalom Kearney is out to solve another impossible case."
Posted April 16, 2014

Five years ago, Marcus Flynn was accused of murdering young girls in North Buffalo, New York. Just before being apprehended, he shot himself in the head, but survived. Known as the Hangman for his method of death, he was sent to prison without revealing the location of the last girl Read more...


Whack Job
by Kendel Lynn
"Why do Elli Lisbon's investigations always have to include a dead body?"
Posted April 16, 2014

As director of the charitable Ballantyne Foundation on Sea Pine Island, South Carolina, Elliott (Elli) Lisbon must also handle discreet inquiries whenever needed for the foundation's zany assortment of board members. Elli is also working to obtain her official Private Investigator's license, which puts her in direct contact Read more...


Tell Me You're Sorry
by Kevin O'Brien
"It's astounding the lengths some people will go to as they seek revenge."
Posted April 16, 2014

An entire family dies in a terrible house fire, their bodies burned beyond recognition. A business man with financial problems commits suicide after killing his family, his wife's face unrecognizable. Another family is murdered during a burglary of their home, the wife's face again disfigured. These tragic events Read more...


Board Stiff
by Kendel Lynn
"The first book in a delightfully humorous cozy mystery series featuring the intrepid Elliott Lisbon."
Posted March 31, 2014

Elliott (Elli) Lisbon, director of the charitable Ballantyne Foundation on Sea Pine Island, South Carolina, is also working to obtain her official Private Investigator's license. Her PI training comes in handy as Mr. Ballantyne expects her to handle discreet inquiries whenever needed for the foundation's zany assortment of Read more...


The Code of the Hills
by Nancy Allen
"Compelling courtroom drama of prosecuting sexual crimes in Ozark hill country of Missouri."
Posted March 17, 2014

For four years, Elsie Arnold has been a prosecutor in Barton, Missouri, in southwest Ozark hill country. She's known for her hard work and expertise at winning positive verdicts, but the high-profile case that's been dumped on Elsie by her less-than-charming boss will test her Read more...


Stop Dead
by Leigh Russell
"London Detective Geraldine Steele encounters one of her most baffling cases."
Posted March 14, 2014

A wealthy London businessman has been murdered in a most brutal way. There's a list of suspects that includes his young wife and her even younger lover, as well as his business partner in a successful restaurant. But when the victim's partner is also found killed by the Read more...


The Cold Nowhere
by Brian Freeman
"An intensely compelling police/crime thriller featuring the incomparable Lieutenant Jonathan Stride."
Posted March 13, 2014

Ten years ago in Duluth, Minnesota, Police Lieutenant Jonathan Stride handled the worst murder/suicide case of his career. He's never been able to forget how he failed to protect a young mother from her abusive ex-husband. Stride found their six-year-old daughter, Cat Mateo, cowering under Read more...


Whirlwind
by Rick Mofina
"Lives will never be the same for those in the destructive path of a killer Texas tornado."
Posted March 13, 2014

Jenna Cooper and her two small children are shopping for bargains at the Dallas flea market when a killer tornado heads straight for the area. And seeking shelter in one of the few sturdy buildings does not provide protection. Jenna is trying to shield both her children, when she's Read more...


I Remember You
by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
"A fascinating mix of foreign crime fiction and the supernatural."
Posted March 13, 2014

Three friends have purchased a dilapidated house in the remote Icelandic village of Hesteyri in the Westfjords. When they arrive in the wintery off-season to start doing renovations to make it into a guesthouse, they find the village deserted and the house with no modern conveniences. Since they'll Read more...


The Rich and The Dead
by Liv Spector
"To solve a mass murder, it will take a trip into the past to uncover the killer's identity."
Posted March 13, 2014

It's been over three years since a dozen extremely wealthy and influential individuals were assassinated in a Star Island mansion near Miami, Florida, on New Year's Day 2015. After an extensive investigation by every agency imaginable, as well as the offer of a huge bounty, no killer was Read more...


Uncorked
by Lois Greiman
"LA psychologist Christina McMullen just can't seem to achieve happy-ever-after with cop Jack Rivera."
Posted March 2, 2014

Note: In 2010, when I reviewed NOT ONE CLUE (Christina McMullen #6), I understood it to be the final chapter in this hilarious romantic mystery saga. However, in 2011, Lois Greiman self-published in e-book format a 7th installment -- UNCORKED -- which has now been re-released Read more...


Hunted
by Karen Robards
"What would it take to make a good cop go bad?"
Posted February 28, 2014

Reed Ware is a New Orleans Police Department detective. How has a solid cop with 12 years of exemplary service ended up taking a group of influential people hostage at a party on Christmas Eve? Hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace is assigned the task of talking Reed into surrendering. She's Read more...


Blood is the Sky
by Steve Hamilton
"Helping out one of his few friends affects Alex McKnight's life in more ways than imagined."
Posted February 24, 2014

Living a quiet existence in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula, ex-cop Alex McKnight doesn't have many friends, so he's fiercely loyal to them. When Vinnie Red Sky LeBlanc's younger brother Tom doesn't returned from a job guiding a group of hunters from Detroit into the Read more...


The Cairo Affair
by Olen Steinhauer
"Never knowing who to trust in the deadly game of espionage always proves fatal."
Posted February 14, 2014

Shortly after the assassination of her diplomat husband Emmett Kohl in Budapest, Sophie Kohl makes it her mission to discover who killed him and why. Instead of returning to the U.S., Sophie heads to Cairo to start her search for answers. But who can she trust in the varied Read more...


Eyes Closed Tight
by Peter Leonard
"Is a Detroit serial killer from the past connected to similar deaths now in Florida?"
Posted February 14, 2014

Ex-homicide detective Oak O'Clair retired from the Detroit PD and moved to Pompano Beach, Florida, where he now owns a motel. He runs it with his young girlfriend, Virginia, and life is good. That is until he discovers the dead body of a woman posed in one of Read more...


The Deal: About Face
by Adam Gittlin
"Nine years later, the deal has taken on a different meaning with a new outcome."
Posted February 14, 2014

After fleeing New York nine years ago after a devastating turn of events, real estate broker Jonah Gray totally rebuilt his life. One thing he couldn't change was his expertise in the commercial real estate profession. Now living in Amsterdam with a whole new identity, Jonah works for a Read more...


When Shadows Fall
by J.T. Ellison
"A letter from a man after his supposed suicide compels Dr. Owens to investigate his death."
Posted February 14, 2014

Dr. Samantha (Sam) Owens is an expert forensic pathologist the FBI would love to have working for them. After turning down their job offer, Sam wants nothing more than a normal life teaching at Georgetown University. She's deeply in love and building a life with Xander Whitfield, a former Read more...


Tanzey Cutter


In the nearly 20 years I've been reviewing books, my reading preferences have changed, as you'll see from my list of reviews. I went from historical romance to contemporary romance to romantic suspense to sci-fi/fantasy to my current fave - mystery/suspense/thriller. I used to be game for just about anything, but I've gotten more set in my ways lately. One thing hasn't changed - my love of reading.

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