Alpha Killer

Victoria Cross moved to Spirits Cove to take over her grandfather’s antique bookshop, much to her mother’s displeasure. The mystery-loving Vicky quickly sees herself involved in solving the murders of farmers she barely knows. Those deaths seem accidental or related to rabies-infected wolf attacks at first, but that is not the case. In the midst of this, she quickly becomes friends with the town’s police chief, her grandfather’s best friend, triggering gossip. Vicky is unaware of her heritage and her relevance to that town. She has no idea of either that town’s history or of its surrounding towns. Vicky will have to find out what she is dealing with and who she really is. Discover it with Vicky and dive into this adventure-packed cozy mystery, full of sweet treats and sarcasm.

Meet Lillian J. Walker

The Coupling

A bloodthirsty demon couples to a budding sociopath. They learn they share an addiction to spilling blood. What could go wrong? Shasha Harrings is tasked with leading a federal paranormal crimes unit. With paranormal activity on the rise around the country, her team is charged with stopping the violence. Coming from different federal agencies, each of the four members brings a unique gift with them. As the murder spree moves west, will our team be able to identify the culprits and stop the murders from spreading through the whole country? The Coupling is book 1 in the Shasha’s Team paranormal horror series. If you like fast paced action, page turning stories of the paranormal, powerful demons and soulless murderers, you will love this first installment of M.J. Fitzmaurice’s “hard to put down” series. Buy The Coupling to read Shasha’s first investigation today.

Meet M.J. Fitzmaurice

Born in New Hampshire, teen years spent in Alaska, went to college in Spokane WA, and raised a family in Lodi CA. MJ has done a variety of jobs and lived in a variety of places. The constants have always been family, forests, and fiction. Contact MJ at website www.mjfitzmaurice.com or email [email protected]

Requiem for Miriam

Sidney and Miriam seem to be the perfect, successful New York couple, but their marriage is a tragic sham. When Sidney’s glamorous mistress, Tori, urges him to get rid of his troublesome wife, a murderous series of events ensues. Sidney kills Miriam in a fit of rage, and with her last breath, she curses him. Tori dies horribly at the hands of a vengeful ghost and Sidney goes on the run.
Maria, an ambitious young detective with a hidden psychic gift, is on the case. With the help of her Haitian lover, Raphaella, a striking, rum-drinking voodoo expert, she tracks Sidney down and goes undercover to entrap him. But Maria soon finds herself in mortal danger from the man she is hunting.
Will Maria and Raphaella get their man? And will Miriam find the justice – and revenge – she seeks from beyond the grave?


Meet Len Handeland

Len Handeland’s creativity took him from attending FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in Manhattan to hair. He studied fashion illustration, then years later to a long and successful 27-year career in the hair industry as a sought-after hairstylist, hair colorist, and salon owner. Len owned a salon in San Francisco’s Union Square for nine years and two salons in the town of Sonoma, Wine Country; for a total of 8 years; now fully retired from hair, Len became a full-time writer in the spring of 2021.
Len is a dynamic writer specializing in fiction, specifically horror, paranormal, and crime drama novels. Len has enjoyed writing as far back as middle school. To further enhance and better his writing, Len has taken many creative writing classes and, in 2017, attended The San Francisco International Writer’s Conference, which inspired him to write his first book, “The Darkest Gift,” based on his love of vampires. He credits the late Anne Rice for being the author that inspired him the most to write his own dark vampire story. His first book earned him 5-star reviews from readers and professional book reviewers. His first novel became a finalist in the American book fest contest in the fall of 2021. This spring, Len’s novel “The Darkest Gift” was awarded first place in the Bookfest 2022 awards in the category of Fiction/Horror. In addition, Len’s book and author interview were featured in the fall literature issue of “DeMode” magazine, with Len’s book named one of 10 must-read books of 2021. With the completion of Len’s second novel “Requiem for Miriam,” and his third based on his 27 years in the hair industry, “Tales from the Chair,” he’s planning on starting his fourth book (“Transplant”) in late summer, early fall of 2022.
When Len isn’t writing, some of his hobbies include hiking, biking, playing billiards, and vegetarian cooking. Len has trained in various forms of Martial Arts for over 20 years and appeared in several plays in Sonoma’s Community Theater. In addition, Len is also a singer who performed at numerous Wineries in the North Bay and Rotary events. The writer lives full-time in Palm Springs with his husband Byron Hancock and their two cats, siblings (Felix and Felicia)

The Body in the Bed

In a plot as timely as today’s newspaper, Roger and Suzanne return to Montevideo, Uruguay to attend a festive dinner in honor of their friend’s promotion to police captain. There’s a surprise guest waiting for them when they arrive in their hotel room. Who killed the body they find in the bed? Roger and Suzanne are the lead suspects in a murder, their allies on the police forces of Uruguay and Paraguay may be the targets of a conspiracy, and nobody can be trusted. Readers new to the series will enjoy this fast paced, action filled international mystery as a stand-alone introduction to the region and the series characters.

Meet Jerold Last

The author is a Professor at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry writes fast paced “tweener” mystery books (tough mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no bad words), published on Amazon Kindle. He and his wife Elaine lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay, which provide the settings for several of the earlier Roger and Suzanne mysteries including this one. Jerry and Elaine also breed prize-winning German shorthaired pointer dogs.

I Can Be Your Friend

Natalie Smith’s obsession with saving Mandy Wright from her ‘fake’ friends leads to betrayal, dark motivation, and the desperate need to kill. Sprinkled with twists and turns at every corner, ‘I Can Be Your Friend’ will keep you at the edge of your seat until the final reveal.

Meet Jessica Blade

I write young adult twisted psycho thrillers with a sprinkling of horror. All of my stories are clean of foul language and sexual situations.
I wrote my first complete novel when I was a young adult and have been writing ever since.
Suspense novels and suspense-filled movies have always been my favorite genres. My novels are meant to evoke intrigue and a memorable sense of thrill.

All Shorts of Crime

Does crime pay? Not quite in the way a burglar wanted in THE OTHER ROOM – it will deter you from life on the wrong side of the law. A Manhattan detective finds that being murdered is more than just bad luck in A BUSINESS OF CHANCE. Blackmail is an ugly crime, but someone turns things to their favour in HUSH MONEY. You can push a woman so far…and no further… in THE CHINA DOG.

Crime has many guises. From the authors of LITERARY ALLSHORTS come the above tales and 15 more short stories, of events which are by turn dangerous, atmospheric, occasionally humorous and even poetic…but always written with criminal intent.

The TEN GREEN JOTTERS consistently keep you hanging on for more…

C.G. Harris, Tony Ormerod, Richard Miller, A.J.R. Kinchington, Glynne Covell,
Richie Stress, Janet Winson, Julia Gale, Jan Brown and Lilly.


Meet Ten Green Jotters

The Ten Green Jotters are a group of writers ranging from award winning authors to travellers to New Guinea, India, South Africa, Thailand. Their love of writing brought them together and following on from the success of their first anthology (Literary AllShorts) have plunged into the crime genre for this collection of eclectic criminal tales – All Shorts of Crime.

Old Wounds: A Nick Shelby Case and Other Crime Stories

A collection of 15 short crime stories from dark detective noir to domestic murder, crossing time periods as far back as the Victorian era and into the near future. Some with a twist of horror, science fiction or the supernatural. Each story revolves around intriguing characters with twists and turns and on occasion a sting in the tail. In the title story, private investigator Nick Shelby is struggling to move on from the abrupt and unexplained departure of Louise, the woman he loved. When she turns up dead in Mexico, he sets off to investigate her death and, in the process, unravels a web of lies and betrayal woven together by a roster of shady characters in 1940s Los Angeles. A mysterious man thought to be dead, a deceiving doctor and a notorious gangster are all connected, but the big question is who killed Louise and why? Plus, three small town sheriff’s deputies are made a tempting offer by a sinister stranger they’ve arrested; a young prostitute tracks down the man who murdered her friend and exacts brutal revenge; in the near future where reproduction is regulated a desperate mother will risk everything to have a child of her own and in Victorian London a married couple encounter one of the city’s most infamous criminals and find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Meet Tom Batt

I have been writing since the tender age of fourteen trying my hand at a variety of different genres both as screenplays and prose. I have several short film credits to my name and found success in competitions. I began writing short stories as a hobby and felt now was the time to share them with the world.

DayLight Murder

The story is chiefly centered around the murder mystery of Jini. Jini’s twin sister and Sreeraj together solve the case. Jini, a nurse in Dubai, meets Sreeraj through Facebook. After a few days, they both get into a relationship, and Sreeraj takes it as not more than a fling. Sreeraj’s father wants him to marry a rich woman so that they can demand dowry. Sreeraj and Jini visit Sreeraj’s cradle and unexpectedly, Sreeraj had to meet Reena as a potential partner for marriage. Jini informs Sreeraj that her father had accepted their relationship, but he gets angry asks her to wait and later he continuously ignores her calls. So, Jini visits Sreeraj’s home and talks to his father regarding their relationship and the unborn child. Later she goes missing. Who is so unemotional as to rape and murder a pregnant woman? Will Sreeraj and Jini’s twin sister be able to solve the puzzle? Will Sreeraj be able to take revenge?

Meet M K Devidasan

M K Devidasan is a graduate engineer in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He had served the Indian Air Force for 32 years as a Technical Officer. During his tenure, he had participated in the 1962 Indo-China war, 1965 Indo – Pak war, and 1971 Indo – Pak war. His first work of an English poem book was published by Geetha Publishing house, New Delhi in 1976. His first novel was published by Writer’s Workshop, Kolkata in the year 1993 which was digitized by the Michigan University, Link:https://books.google.co.in/books/about/Her_miseries.html?id=KqBlAAAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y Since turning his passion into a profession, M K Devidasan has written prolifically and is constantly exploring new themes, genres, and ideas. It’s incredibly hard work, but he is never happier than when he sits down at his desk putting the opening words to a new book or story on paper

One Of Us

Set in an underbelly of a London mired in drug-deals, property fraud, and betrayals, this is the tale of Kenny, returned from involuntary exile in Malaga, and compelled by a bedside promise to his dying mentor to see justice done for his old friend, Noo, who has died in suspicious circumstances. . What follows is a fast-paced, suspenseful page-tapper of a story that reads like a latter-day Long Good Friday and explores themes of revenge and redemption.

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A Tango Before Dying

When trouble waltzes in, it’s not long before Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler step in to solve another mystery!The renowned dancer, Madame Charlotte Carol Chantel, is visiting LA to participate in the World Ballroom Dance Championship. Lunch and a photo op in Arcadia Park with “Mad” Max Marley suddenly go terribly wrong. An angry woman hurls a glass of wine at Madame Chantel along with accusations and threats. Before she can be caught, she runs away and disappears into the crowded theme park.

A Godmother’s Mysterious Death

Carol Ripley, Georgie’s Executive Assistant, is distraught when she finds her godmother and namesake dead a few hours later. There’s no apparent sign of foul play, but Madame Chantel’s death comes as a surprise since the sixty-something dance teacher and performer was in excellent health. It’s even more shocking when the investigators soon discover reasons to treat her death as suspicious, and an autopsy reveals someone murdered Madame Chantel.In the immortal words of Voltaire, “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

Reading maybe, but not dance, apparently. Dressed as she was when Carol found her, with music still playing in the background, was a tango before dying Madame Chantel’s final act?

Was Madame Chantel murdered by a jealous romantic partner, an obsessed fan, a rival in the competitive world of Ballroom Dancing or someone else? Is Madame Chantel the only target or are other dancers in danger as well?Grab your copy of, A Tango Before Dying in the much-loved Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Anna Celeste Burke. Don’t wait to find out who murdered Madame Chantel!

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Meet Anna Celeste Burrke

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs. After my husband earned his GED we went to college and eventually completed Ph.D.s from the University of Michigan. As luck would have it, we found professor jobs with U of M’s longstanding football rival, The Ohio State University. Go blue! Go bucks!

Retired now from my role as a professor, I’ve picked up a long-standing interest in writing fiction. At the university, I wrote and published widely as a scholar. I also carried out hundreds of training, consulting and speaking engagements on gloriously nerdy topics.

​So what on earth does a research scientist have in common with a mystery writer? As avid fans of the mystery genre will tell you at the core of any good mystery is a passionate search for the truth. Discovering the truth involves finding and assembling pieces of complex puzzles in order to solve seemingly intractable problems. Scientist and sleuth are cut from the same cloth!

​Still married to the same sweet guy, I live with my husband in one of the seven desert resort cities in the Palm Springs area. As my heroine, Jessica Huntington will tell you, the Sonoran Desert is a beautiful setting in which to ponder life’s mysteries while enjoying the bountiful delights of the resort communities.