The Killing Game

Beautiful, rich, and skilled…

…as a life coach, Simone also liked to kill.

Would Liz be her next victim?

At 29, she’s been happily married for two years. Her childhood was filled with trauma, and it drove her to become a police officer. Liz had found balance in life, love, and her career. That morning in Marietta, it all changed in an instant.

The shots rang out.

Training and instincts took over.

Liz couldn’t stop him.

She wasn’t a detective, but they needed her help. This mass shooting had the Atlanta metro area worried, and the chief needed answers. Liz was vital to the case.

There’s just one problem…

…they’re chasing a pawn in a bigger game.

You’ll love this heart-pounding crime novel because the twists, turns, and red herrings elevate the suspense to the next level. 

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Author’s Notes:

This story is intended for adult audiences. It may contain mature language, depictions of violence, and sexual scenarios.

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This is the first novel in The Liz Lockhart Mystery Series. Due to an overarching storyline, they are best enjoyed chronologically.

Check out Amanda’s other works:

Liz Lockhart Mystery Series
Pruitt County Mystery Series
The Ideal Woman
Do Unto Others
Reynolds Investigations Mystery Series
Days Gone By (short story)
Chosen to Die (short story)
The Collector (short story)
The Secrets We Keep (short story)

Amanda Feyerbend’s novels are perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Chelsea Cain, Robert Dugoni, Tess Gerritsen, Tami Hoag, J. T. Ellison, Eric Rickstad, Mike Omer, Michael Connelly, Erica Spindler, Kendra Elliot, and Kate Watterson.

Praise for The Killing Game, Liz Lockhart #1:

“This book grabbed my attention on page one, and after that there was no putting it down! I couldn’t get to the next page fast enough.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“Fast-paced scenes and intense conflict.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“There are unexpected twists and surprising events.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“Can’t wait to read the next book!!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“Manipulation at its best!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“The characters are real, diverse, intricately developed by a masterful author who leaves you constantly guessing what’s next.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review

“One of Amanda Feyerbend’s best!” – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ reader review


Meet Amanda Feyerbend

Amanda Feyerbend [Fire-bend] is a Georgia native who grew up and still lives just outside of Atlanta with her husband and two cats. Wanting to share her ideas with the world, she transformed her screenplay, Endless Evil, into a novel and published it February 2014. Since then, Amanda has written several novels and is currently at work on her next book.

Innocence Taken

Two dead girls, another one missing, and a secret that will rip a tight-knit community apart…

When a missing teen’s body shows up dismembered on the side of the road, Lt. Damien Kaine must crush her parent’s hopes of her safe return. The parents are pushing for details and answers. Two things he can’t give. The abduction of a second girl brings only one clue. The girls look alike.

As Damien searches for a sadistic killer, a disturbing pattern emerges. The more he digs into the community’s history, the more missing girls he finds.

With the lack of evidence or movement forward on the case, a quirky FBI profiler is pulled in to assist with the investigation. Damien wrestles with disdain for the agent and an equally strong sexual attraction to her, as he deals with mounting frustrations.

Tensions rise with the abduction of another girl. Damien and his team are in a race against time to save her. But the case is about to take a frightful turn. What they uncover will not only rock them to their core, it will haunt them forever.

Innocence Taken is the first crime fiction novel in the Damien Kaine Thriller series.

If you are a fan of CSI or Criminal Minds, believable characters, and sarcastic humor, then this book and series is for you.

Buy Innocence Taken – Book 1 and get sucked into Damien Kaine’s world.

All books in this series:

Innocence Taken – Book 1
Confession of Sin – Book 2
Fatal Dominion – Book 3
Web of Malice – Book 4
Blind Vengeance – Book 5

*This book has cursing, sex, and graphic descriptions of crimes and crime scenes.*


Meet Victoria M. Patton

If Victoria M. Patton isn’t using her Forensic Chemistry degree and her time in the Coast Guard to figure out where to bury the bodies and write about the murders, she is more than likely hanging with her husband, her two dogs and two cats. Her teenagers want nothing to do with her. If she has any free time, she binge watches Hulu and YouTubeTV, usually with a glass of whiskey. Check out her blog Whiskey and Writing where she tries to help new authors navigate the indie publishing world. Contact her at [email protected] She is on most social media outlets. Type in her name, you’ll find her.

Magicide: A Las Vegas murder mystery and detective thriller full of twists, turns & tricks

“A wonderful, entertaining, hilarious at times thriller.” Maxwell Beacham-Jones, the world’s most famous magician, has reached the zenith of his success. Now he’s planned the most daring, outrageous trick of his career. But when Maxwell dies in a Las Vegas roller coaster escape stunt before a national television audience, it’s no accident. He was hated by his contemporaries, and all of the suspects are magicians—with plenty of secret motives for murder. MAGICIDE introduces Las Vegas Metro Police detective and single mom, Cheri Raymer, and her vegetarian partner, Tony Pizzarelli. Together they follow a trail through the world of magic and show business that leads to intrigue and shocking revelations. Raymer will face the most devastating personal threat in her career when her teen-aged son, fascinated by magic, becomes the protégé of a suspected killer. If you’re a fan of magic, mystery and Las Vegas, this is the book for you!

Meet C.V. Hamilton

Carolyn V. Hamilton lives the U.S. expat life up in southern Ecuador’s Andes mountains in the Spanish colonial town of Cuenca, one of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador. When she’s not struggling with “Spanglish”, she likes to write books, create art journals, cook, and paint photo-realistic watercolors from her personal photo collection. She also likes chocolate, Border Collies, comedy, alpaca shawls, adult coloring, and lunching with girlfriends. Raised as a nice Lutheran girl from Seattle, in the rainy Pacific NW area of the United States, she has no problem with lockdowns because as a child she learned to play quietly in her room. Gray, rainy days feel normal, and she regards sunshine with suspicion. In addition to writing memoir, fiction and non-fiction, she loves to lead writing workshops, and coach aspiring memoir writers. Having published two memoirs (and a third “in the drawer”), she’s learned a lot along the way about the process. Professionally trained as an illustrator and graphic designer, she spent over three decades working as a marketing executive and copywriter in the real world of Mad Men. Her BA, in Liberal Arts, is from Antioch University Seattle (where she discovered she could get legitimate credits for “life experience.”) Carolyn’s other adventures have included two years’ service as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Suriname (chronicled in part in her memoir, HELP! I Married an Alien A Comedian), and a stint—in her “younger days”—as a Playboy Bunny. And it’s true that she now shares her fifth-floor, penthouse-like condominium with that ex-husband, the stand-up comedian from Las Vegas.

Catherine

Case solved? Yes but…

The Nicolette Percy case was a nightmare. She solved it, but the solution generated more questions than answers. Captain Kate Gazzara, suspended from duty and in danger of losing her job, is determined to find the answers and embarks on a one woman investigation deep into the heart of Appalachia. Within hours of her arrival in the tiny town of Loeb, Tennessee, she finds herself not only in danger of losing her job but also her life. Can she find the answers she needs?

Buy now and find out.


Meet Blair Howard

Me? I’m a retired journalist turned mystery writer. Until early in 2015, I wrote “sweeping historical epics” and thus I am the author of five historical novels, including the highly acclaimed Chickamauga… yeah, yeah it is. It’s a novel of the American Civil War. In July of 2015 I decided the research was more than I wanted, so I decided to try my hand at writing mystery novels, and so we have Harry Starke, a hard-boiled detective, “the original tough guy, wealthy with finely tuned senses and good instincts, as well as a rougher Mike Hammer type of attitude.” Really? Yeah, that’s what they say… the readers. Harry Starke, the first in the series, was released in mid-September 2015. The second book, Two for the Money, was released October 19 the same year. These were quickly followed by Hill House, Checkmate, GONE, Family Matters, Retribution, Calypso and Without Remorse. Calaway Jones, EMOJI and Hoodwinked bringing the total number of books in the Harry Starke series to 12. Number 13 should be available sometime June 2018. There is also a spin-off series featuring Lt. Kate Gazzara. These are pure police procedurals (American, of course).

The Serenity Murder: A Luca Mystery Crime Thriller

When a detective second-guesses his gut, he’ll have to get creative to catch the killer.

Luca worries cancer and divorce have dulled his razor-sharp instincts. So the detective is relieved when his next murder case seems like a no-brainer.

When the wealthy victim is found dead in her private-island home, the gold-digging husband seems like the obvious killer.

As Luca digs deeper and follows the clues, however, he uncovers a whole new line-up of possible suspects. No longer able to rely on his gut feelings, Luca puts the victim’s sordid affairs and her rivalries under the microscope.

With time running out, Detective Luca must find a way to regain his swagger and solve the case before the killer strikes again.

The Serenity Murder is the third book in the riveting Luca Mystery police procedural series. If you like hardened detectives, unexpected plot twists, and seeing the crime from multiple points of view, then you’ll love Dan Petrosini’s gripping whodunit.

Buy The Serenity Murder today and hold on for a white-knuckled police procedural!

Secrets in the Shallows (Book 1, The Monastery Murders)

The unexplained deaths of two high school boys.

A small-town deputy haunted by ghosts.

Can he find the truth before he becomes the next victim?

WINNER of 2014 PARANORMAL AWARDS!

5-STARS on READERS’ FAVORITES BOOK REVIEWS!

Mystery and intrigue creep in after the deaths of two boys shake the quiet peace of Wattsville, Maine. Spirits of the slain cry out for justice, while their restless ghosts walk the halls of the old monastery. Faith, forensics, and falsehood mix together to thicken the plot of this elaborate murder mystery. Follow Deputy Christopher Williams in this first book of The Monastery Murders trilogy, as his team pits science against religion in a battle for the truth. Haunted by ghosts and stalked by a killer, will they become victims themselves, or will they discover the Secrets in the Shallows?

Also from this Author:
Devil in the Details (Book 2, The Monastery Murders series)
Method in the Madness (Book 3, The Monastery Murders series)

Additional Books Coming Soon!
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The Adulterer’s Dilemma: A Novel

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It’s lonely being a serial killer.

The must-read psychological thriller for 2020.

What a dilemma:

Should he confess his crimes, seek absolution, hand himself over to the police and serve a long prison sentence … or continue to live with the overwhelming guilt, and stay on the run with his beautiful pregnant lover?

What happens when an adulterer meets a serial killer?

While Jo begs Lee to just suck it up and find a way to cope with his guilty conscience, a real-life serial killer tries to convince him to murder again, just for the sheer fun of it.

Enjoy the continuing adventure of Lee as he sinks deeper into regret and despair, all the while trying not to repeat the mistakes of his past.

Praise for The Adulterer Series:

You guys just have to read this! It has really messed with my mind.

It blew me away! Couldn’t put it down.

Brilliantly written, flows wonderfully and keeps you turning the page. Read it, you won’t be disappointed.

This author has a really twisted mind. Think Stephen King writing a psychological romance thriller.

This is my favourite thriller read of the year so far. It’s unique.

Sam Anthony has created a character as engaging and page-turning as the actual psychological thriller plot.

One of the best books I’ve read in 2019 and I can’t WAIT for the next instalment.

Not my usual read … but the ending … Wow!

A very well written and well thought out novel, with real, flawed, and totally human characters.

I thought I knew where the story was going, but it was much more powerful than I had anticipated. A great read.

Sam Anthony is an AMAZING storyteller! It takes a ton of talent for an author to create a main character like Lee who does such despicable things and makes such terrible choices and make him into someone likeable who you want to root for.

Sexy, witty and entertaining. A must read!!

The story takes some thrilling unexpected twists and ends with the mother of all cliffhangers. I’m highly anticipating the sequel.

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Tumbling Down

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Kirkus Review: The brutal murder of a waitress leads a Long Island detective to the most complicated case of his career in this sixth installment of a series.
Detective Neil Jericho of the East Hampton Police Department is visiting his daughter, Katie, when he receives a call from his supervisor, Chief Krauss. A waitress was found murdered and Krauss wants Jericho to investigate. The victim is identified as 21-year-old Sally Espinosa Baez and an examination of her body reveals that she is a transsexual. Jericho turns to dispatcher Evangeline “Vangie” Clark for help. Vangie and her wife, Ingrid, attend meetings of the Hamptons LGBTQ Center and she can assist with the nuances of the case. The search for Baez’s next of kin leads Jericho to Phyllis Sonnenschein, an LGBTQ activist and candidate for town supervisor of East Hampton. Sonnenschein opened her home to Baez and she believes the killing is a hate crime. Evidence gathered at the homicide scene points in that direction. Meanwhile, Jericho’s girlfriend, tattoo artist Rainbow, and her business are targeted by a member of a hate group. As both cases intensify, Jericho discovers surprising secrets in Baez’s past that may hold the key to her murder. The latest installment of Marks’ (Amazing Detective, 2017, etc.) series starring Jericho deepens the development of the central characters while featuring a complex murder mystery full of surprising twists and turns. The narrative is anchored by Jericho, a dedicated detective with an unerring sense of justice. His devotion to his job cost him his marriage and he is determined not to make the same mistakes in his relationship with Rainbow. The supporting characters are equally well-developed, particularly Vangie, a 911 dispatcher who aspires to move up within the department. The investigation into the murder of Baez unfolds methodically as Jericho uncovers the tragic circumstances of her past and the mystery surrounding her death…
A finely paced crime thriller that should appeal to new and established fans of the series.

The gruesome murder of a local waitress draws Jericho into the unfamiliar world of the LGBTQ+ community in Sag Harbor. In the midst of a complicated investigation, he also has to deal with the intricacies of East Hampton politics and a potential threat to his girlfriend Rainbow. Will Jericho be able to solve this murder while navigating everything else going on in his life? His fierce search for justice leads him to a conclusion that will leave readers stunned.

Reviews for other Jericho Novels:

“Marks provides his intriguing principal characters with solid backgrounds and he puts the central mystery front and center from the start. The relationship between Jericho and Susannah gives the book a good, romantic spark. The whodunit initially seems straightforward, but it offers surprise twists that add further dimension to the characters. A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters”— Kirkus reviews “THE BATTLE OF JERICHO”

“Marks’s suspenseful second crime novel featuring Det. Sgt. Neil Jericho (after 2014’s Death Hampton) contains more than a few surprises. Readers should be prepared for a shocking ending.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Poison of War

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Two Mexican drug smugglers are murdered on Native American soil and the only clues left behind are two single arrowheads in this compelling page-turner of tribal secrets and distrust at the border. 
When detective Frank Silva of the Tohono O’odham Nation arrived at the scene of the crime he immediately feared his investigation would require him to turn inward–to his own people–in search of the killer.

A complex web of lies, love and intrigue in the heart of the reservation pulls readers into a place and time in limbo straddling the U.S.-Mexican border which is struggling to retain its heritage and independence.Two maverick detectives form an intriguing team trusting each other with not only their lives, but with the fate of the Tohono O’odham Nation in the crime mystery.
The Poison of War, from award-winning author Jennifer Leeper, highlights the Tohono O’odham reservation’s evolving struggle against Mexican cartels and their friction with border agents who hold the line stretching across the middle of the reservation.

The novella’s setting of the American Southwest, particularly on a Native American reservation, and the style and cultural background of the detective protagonist draw resemblances to Tony Hillerman’s works including Dance Hall of the Dead and The Blessing Way.
For fans of Leeper’s work and fortuitous newcomers, The Poison of War is a stunning tale that highlights timely issues of the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration, drug trafficking and the reservation culture of the Tohono O’odham tribe.

Read what everyone is saying about The Poison of War:’I loved the tension; the submission to the law. I loved the sense of values and the spoiled future of these proud indigenous people… Seek out this author and try to read this book for yourself. You will be pleased you made the effort.’ Richard Latham, author and book reviewer

‘This reminded me very much of Cormac McCarthy’s books, a great story with strong characters and a great sense of place. I’ll certainly be looking out for more books by Jennifer Leeper.
Dave Blendell, author and book reviewer

‘It’s a short novel but with a powerhouse of a story… The author has done remarkable research and has a good hold on the theme. I love her writing style. The author has blended two different concepts together. It brought out an awe-inspiring and believable story. The book has a well-developed pool of characters. The poison of war is a great read and fresh take on regular topics.
Ideas Fly High

His Hand In the Storm

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Colorado Gold MYSTERY AWARD WINNER. Daphne du Maurier Suspense Finalist.

A MAN COPES ANY WAY HE CAN AFTER KILLING HIS ONLY SON.

His team believes he’s calm and Zen. His boss finds him obsessive. Suspects think him gorgeous but dangerous. They’re all right.

Chief Inspector Gray James is sculpting the remembered likeness of his small son when he receives the call – a faceless corpse is found hanging by the choppy river, swirls of snow and sand rolling like tumbleweeds.

Montreal glitters: the cobbled streets slippery with ice, and the mighty St. Lawrence jetting eastward past the city. One by one, someone is killing the founders of a booming medical tech startup – propelling Gray into a downward spiral that shatters his hard-earned peace, that risks his very life, that threatens to force him to care and face what he has shunned all along: his hand in the storm.

From the prize-winning author comes a psychological, page-turning mystery with all the elements one needs on a rainy night: a complex murder, a noble yet haunted detective, and an evocative setting to sink into.

Scroll up to get to know Gray and download His Hand In the Storm.