Still Death

Lexie thought losing her job was tough. But finding a killer may be the death of her. After losing her high-flying job in London and moving to a small town, Lexie lacks a sense of purpose. She befriends an elderly neighbour whose son, Patrick, disappears when his girlfriend is murdered. Soon after, Lexie discovers Patrick hiding out at his mother’s house. To please her neighbour, she listens to his tale of being set up for his girlfriend’s murder. Lexie doesn’t want to believe him, but she finds it hard to imagine this investigative journalist, who fights exploitation and unfairness, committing a pre-meditated murder. Shortly after their last discussion, Lexie discovers the bodies of the mother and son. The police close the case, concluding Patrick murdered his girlfriend and his mother and then killed himself. Lexie is the only one who believes the murderer is still free. But, as she investigates the deaths, someone is following her every move. When her husband and children are threatened, Lexie is afraid she has gone too far. But she still doesn’t know the reason for the murders, or who committed them. Lexie needs to find the cold-blooded killer before she becomes the next target. Still Death is the first book in the Lexie Wyatt series of standalone murder mysteries.

Meet Shauna Bickley

Shauna writes crime mysteries for people who love to work out the clues and discover the murderer before the answer is revealed in the final chapters. She also writes contemporary women’s fiction with strong, emotional stories that include family, friendship and love mixed with secrets and a little mystery. The locations for her books are based on many of the places she’s lived or visited, creating realistic settings from cities, small towns and coastal communities in England, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. When Shauna isn’t writing (or surfing the internet pretending to do research), you can find her reading, running (or more likely walking), coming up with excuses not to attend Zumba, and trying to find new ways to use the excess fruit from the trees in the garden.

Five Horror Stories: Tales of Mystery, Misery, and the Macabre. A Collection

“I shouldn’t have agreed to the procedure. I shouldn’t have signed my name, but who didn’t?” from The Curse of a Heartbeat “I lived in a small, simple flat, almost devoid of life. The front of the building was as the face of one who perished. The windows were his clouded eyes, and the door his gaping mouth. Even the smell of the place seemed to remind most of a rotting corpse. The place complimented me well, as I am one who was, and is, close to Death.”from When Old Men Hang “You want this?” I held it out to him. He reached out and took it, but it dropped straight through his hand. I collapsed, shaking, to the ground, crawling backward, my hands slipping in the mud (and God knows what else).” from When Young Men Die … This book is a collection of five short stories selected by the author Michael Henderson. They were written sporadically over a span of seven years, between 2015 and 2022. The collection is composed of five stories, “When Old Men Hang,” “The Curse of a Heartbeat,” “The Lost Biologist,” “When Young Men Die,” and “The City and the Devil.”. The content in this collection is for adults. The stories contain disturbing imagery.

Meet Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson began writing at a young age. Following his passion, he went to University and studied English for several years. He didn’t graduate, but instead chose a different pursuit: drug abuse. Now, sober, and with a brain thoroughly cooked by miscellaneous substances, he has returned to his older, more tame passion–writing. Michael lives with his family in Alpine, California. He regularly publishes poetry, short stories, and nonfiction on

Shadow Cult

In 1980, Raymond Riley was looking for a job and a place to stay when he arrived in the small town of Monroe, North Carolina. Shortly after, he stumbles upon a mysterious old house where he finds something that he never expected. It isn’t long before Raymond is thrown into the middle of a plot for a series of ritualistic murders which will change his life forever.

Meet Jana Harper


One ghost ship legend, one man’s obsession, 10 tales of terror.

Meet Matt Drabble

Born in Bath, England in 1974, a self-professed “funny onion”, equal parts Metal-Head Sport Loving Jock and Gaming Comic Book Geek. I am an author of Horror/Dark Thrillers usually with a twist in the tale and always character driven stories. I am also an A.S sufferer who took to writing full time after being forced to give work. Some of my career highlights to date include: GATED TRILOGY a 2015 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner, a UK & US Horror Chart Top Ten Best Seller & winner of the Full Moon Awards 2014 Horror Book of the Year. ASYLUM – 13 TALES OF TERROR TRILOGY a US Horror Chart Top 10 Best Seller, voted 5th on The Horror Novel Review’s Top 10 Books of 2013 & the Readers Favorite 2014 Gold Medal Winner for Anthology Fiction. ABRA-CADAVER the 2017 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Horror Fiction. It is also an Indie Book of the Day winner and the 2016 Book Excellence Award Winner for Horror Fiction. THE LAST RESORT is the 2019 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Horror Fiction & The 2019 Kindle Book Review’s Winner for Horror/Suspense

Village Lies: A Gripping English Village Murder Mystery

One English Country Village – Two Missing Girls – Three Dead Bodies (so far…) – And loads of Poison Pen Letters Sasha Blue’s life is far from perfect – too many late nights, too much wine and pizza, and bad luck with men. As she scrapes a living solving missing dog cases and bad hair days, she dreams of one day opening her own detective agency. When her niece goes missing in the English village of Parva Crossing, Sasha leaves London, and books herself into the local pub to put her detective skills to the test, with the help of attractive local artist, Cal. Quaint and pretty at first glance, Parva Crossing, sliced in two by the Black River, has a darker underbelly of hidden secrets and lies, madness, crime, misunderstandings, and even murder. Among its varied residents, Dorothy Newton spends her time spying on her neighbours from her windows, while her husband, George, worries obsessively about his elderly mother, all alone in her cottage. Mrs Pringle runs the local chemist, providing a running commentary on village scandals, not that she’s a gossip, mind… while Barbara Fenton sits alone in her garden, at night, seeking the bottom of a vodka bottle. Sasha is determined to uncover the truth behind the cruel poison pen letters that someone is sending, and in doing so, finds out secrets that some residents thought were hidden for good. But would they stoop to murder to keep their past a secret? And why does it seem that two different people are sending the letters? Will the poisonous letters lead her and the police to her missing niece? And who keeps dumping bodies in the Black River? Does the village have more than one killer, or is there a serial killer in their midst? Murder, mystery, romance, and light humour all weave their way through this psychological crime suspense thriller, as village lives are changed forever. Introducing Sasha Blue, London’s newest wannabe detective. Single (often), mid-thirties, and flawed, she’s many women’s relatable heroine. Village Lies is book one in The Sasha Blue Mystery Series and is followed by Graphic Lies and Old Lies. Although each book may be read as a standalone there are ongoing connections between the stories which make them more enjoyable when read as a series.

Meet Linzi Carlisle

Linzi Carlisle, was born in England and grew up in Dartford, Kent, but left the UK for new adventures in her mid-twenties. She and her husband live in the beautiful city of George, nestled between the mountains and the sea – part of the stunning Garden Route, in South Africa, after spending many years in Chingola, Zambia. She is the author of The Sasha Blue Mystery Series.

Black Jade – A Daiyu Wu Mystery

Could a gorgeous old ballgown be used to commit murder? Deep in the heart of Texas, Chinese immigrant Daiyu Wu discovers a mysterious ballgown in her family’s laundry business. It reeks of burned garlic and there is money pinned to it to pay for the cleaning. But no one knows who left it there. Harnessing her instincts, knowledge, and determination, Dai sets out to learn everything she can about this strange green dress. Who wore it? Who left it at the laundry? As she unravels the mystery behind the dress, Dai discovers a lot more than she bargained for. Someone has committed a murder using arsenic. Dai believes the dress is the key and that the murderer is trying to use the laundry to hide this crucial piece of evidence, the green ballgown. Many factors conspire against Dai, but she remains undeterred. The police don’t even know about the murder. People think her blindness stops her from doing things. It’s Dallas in 1930, and Chinese people like Dai are not welcomed by the white residents of the city. Pushing these factors to one side, Dai turns detective. With Prince Razor, her canine best friend, and Jacques Haskins, her human one, she knows she must take on the challenges posed by a spoiled popinjay, his jealous self-appointed girlfriend, and Dai’s overprotective parents. Time is ticking, but even though the killer is unaware that Dai is on their trail, they are destroying any evidence of their foul deed. Can she and her friends work out the mystery despite all the obstacles stacked against them? Melanie Fletcher – ***** – An absolutely marvelous historical mystery. The last thing you’d expect in a mystery set in 1930’s Dallas is a blind Chinese female detective, but Gloria Oliver deftly makes Miss Daiyu Wu the equal of Holmes, Poirot, and Dupin.

Meet Gloria Oliver

Gloria Oliver lives in Texas, making sure to stay away from rolling tumbleweeds, freak storms, and bowing to the wishes of her feline and canine masters. She is the author of nine published novels in the genres of fantasy, YA fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, and cozy mysteries. Her first cozy mystery novel and first series book, “Black Jade – A Daiyu Wu Mystery” was released in June 2021. The second book in her first ever series, “The JOY of Murder – A Daiyu Wu Mystery”, is coming July 2022. She’s also a member in good standing of EPIC and BroadUniverse but hasn’t yet made it onto the list for Cat Slaves R Us. Sign up to her newsletter at and choose a gift! Sample chapters and more info on Gloria and her books can be found at


“Walsingham will find out; it’s his business to know everything.” Elizabethan England is the setting for this story of espionage, love and betrayal. After a chance meeting in a tavern, two commoners, Tom and Edward, find themselves caught in a web of political intrigue. Secretary Walsingham is setting a trap to ensnare the Queen of Scots, but he is playing a dangerous game, for a would-be assassin is already in the country sworn to kill Queen Elizabeth. Matters are complicated by a brutal murder. Is it part of a Catholic Plot? Follow the gripping twists and turns of this Tudor mystery and romance, and discover the devastating truth.

Meet Melvin P. Tiley

Having taught history all his working life, it was hardly surprising that Melvin P. Tiley’s first novel should focus on the turbulent times of Elizabethan England. Now happily retired, Melvin plays golf (badly) and follows football (that’s soccer in USA parlance). But Melvin’s real passion now is writing. He’s determined to make up for lost time, and a second novel is on its way.

Bum Deal


★★Buckle up! It’s Lassiter vs. Solomon & Lord in Court.★★

No witness? No evidence? No body?
Big problem for new prosecutor Jake Lassiter.

Appointed to prosecute a murder case, Lassiter vows to take down a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife. Problem is…there’s not a scrap of forensic evidence, and the defense lawyers are the crafty team of Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord.

Lassiter’s symptoms of the brain disease CTE worsen, even as Melissa Gold, his doctor and lover, performs experimental treatments. Can he even survive a high-pressure trial? 

“Fascinating, fully developed characters and smart, well-paced dialogue keep the pages turning.” – Publisher’s Weekly (★starred review★) 

“BUM DEAL is the real deal. A funny, compelling and canny courtroom thriller.” – Scott Turow

All the author’s novels are stand-alones that may be enjoyed in any order.

Meet Paul Levine

The author of twenty-two novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald Fiction Award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, Shamus, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote twenty episodes of the CBS military drama JAG and co-created the Supreme Court drama “First Monday” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The international bestseller, “To Speak for the Dead,” was his first novel and introduced readers to linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter. “Bum Rap” was an Amazon Number One Bestseller. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed “Solomon vs. Lord” series of legal capers. His latest book is “Cheater’s Game,” which digs deep into the college admissions scandal. He divides his time between Santa Barbara and Miami. For more information, visit his website at

Prime Time

The invitations are sent, the rooms are prepared, the phones are of the hook and the do not disturb signs are hung. Lights, Camera, Murder.

Meet Matt Drabble

Multi Award Winning Author of Dark Fiction Born Bath, England in 1974, a self-professed “funny onion”, equal parts Metal-Head Sport Loving Jock and Gaming Comic Book Geek. An A.S sufferer who took to writing full time after being forced to give up work. A prolific multi award winning author of dark fiction. These are stories with a horrifying beating black heart & a vicious twist in the tale. A firm believer in three dimensional character driven tales and the fact that every character, no matter how small, must always live and breathe.

The Last Resort

THE LAST RESORT is the 2019 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Horror Fiction & The 2019 Kindle Book Review’s Winner for Horror/Suspense

Meet Matt Drabble

Born in Bath, England in 1974, a self-professed “funny onion”, equal parts Metal-Head Sport Loving Jock and Gaming Comic Book Geek. I am an author of Horror/Dark Thrillers usually with a twist in the tale and always character driven stories. I am also an A.S sufferer who took to writing full time after being forced to give work.