Dead Sound (Things Unseen Series #1)

The tender scars on her abdomen throb as memories of the attack come rushing back, flooding her mind and sending her heart racing…

Psychotherapist Neve Keane knew that returning to work at the hospital after being stabbed by a patient would be difficult. But entering her unit only to be surrounded by a crowd of people claiming they need her help to stop the apocalypse—that’s more than she bargained for.

When the crowd’s leader turns out to be a mutual patient of Neve and her best friend, streetwise Irish doctor Cornelius O’Brien, they are both pulled into a Byzantine plot that transforms Capitol Hill General into a dangerous place where threats and betrayals lurk around every corner.

Then their mutual patient falls into a mysterious coma, and the clues he left behind lead Neve and Cornelius straight into Washington, DC’s ugly underbelly, a world of shadowy political forces with long arms and deadly intentions.

As they race to unravel the threads of a sinister conspiracy that leads from their hospital all the way to the White House, Neve and Cornelius realize they might be fighting to stop the end of the world, after all—provided they can survive the week with targets on their backs.


Meet Anise Eden

ANISE EDEN is a psychotherapist-turned-author of multi-award winning suspense novels with thriller, romance, and paranormal elements. Originally from the US, Anise now lives in Ireland. Member of ITW, RNA, and the Irish Writers Centre. Learn more about Anise and her books at AniseEden.com.

Evasive Gold

Have fifty tons of gold been astray since World War II? But how could that threaten America’s dominant global role? Only if the word gets out. And it has. When Norway was invaded by Nazi Germany in April, 1940, the National Bank’s 50 tons of gold deposits were smuggled away and brought across the Atlantic to safety. Or maybe not. Could the hoard still be out there somewhere? The word has leaked to a group of Neo Nazis who have made their own calculation. Fifty tons of gold is worth more than ten times what Osama bin Laden needed to build up the Al Qaida terrorist network. Two agents are each given a mission. One in 1940, and one in present-day New York. Evasive Gold follows both men – each in his own period of time – until the final dramatic moment when their two paths converge. Evasive Gold is both a historical WWII novel and a present-day mystery seeking to reveal the past through a hunt for elusive clues in the present, written and hidden 75-80 years ago.

Meet Mauri Fredricks

Mauritz Fredriksen (Mauri Fredricks) was born in Norway, but grew up in the United States, the son of immigrant parents. He attended a number of schools in different parts of the country as his father was moved around by the Fish and Wildlife Service as a captain of a research vessel. The family finally settled in Massachusetts. He earned an SB degree from MIT in Humanities and Engineering, with a concentration in History and Comparative Literature. During that time, he had also spent a year at the University of Oslo studying Norwegian Literature. He also served a three-year enlistment in the US Army which included a tour in Germany. Most of his career has been in IT, first in the Boston area and then in Norway after he and his wife Astrid moved back to Oslo. He earned a further history degree (Cand. Mag.) from the University of Oslo, specializing in Economic History. He has also worked several years free-lance as a translator (Norwegian to English). During the first few years of his retirement, Astrid and he lived aboard their sailboat during the temperate seasons, sailing and exploring the coasts of Scandinavia.

The Conviction: Enacting Vigilante Justice

*** A Tense Political Thriller About Getting Vigilante Justice *** Two murders are responsible for an innocent man getting sentenced to life in prison for their crimes. An inept defense attorney and a crooked prosecutor let these criminals serve short sentences with a bogus plea deal. The four of them have been lured inside an abandoned warehouse, where each of them will have to play a terrifying game with traps for what they have done.

Meet John Mathews

John Mathews is a lover of psychological horror, riveting suspense, and action-packed thriller books and movies. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Rome, Italy. After having a more traditional career, he feels the desire to break out of the mold and delve into macabre psychological thriller and suspense fiction novels which focus on the dark side of human nature. He writes captivating books with the goal of pulling the reader into the plot through the minds of unforgettable characters. Complete with lots of action, unpredictable plot twists, and shocking scenes, his stories will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Foundation Game, Deceptions

Deceptions Book 2 in a political and financial “Third Sector” thriller series The Foundation Game, featuring the characters of Margo Maxwell and her nemesis Jonathan Ross.

Their paths cross once again as they become more engaged in deceptive activities, taking the reader on a trail of international money laundering, fraud and unethical entanglements involving the CIA, FBI and US defense industry.


Meet Brenda kempster

The History Teacher

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RIVETING” — Midwest Book Review

2020 IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction (Silver) 

It’s 1978. In the wake of a baffling double murder, a Columbia University professor is drawn into an intrigue that harks back to the beginnings of the Cold War — and forced to confront the truth about her family and history as we know it.

How do you know what you know is true? 

During the blizzard of 1978, a woman is discovered face down at the edge of her Delaware estate, a boxer, half-dead, by her side. Nearby, in a deep ravine, a CIA officer lies buried under two feet of snow. Their secret meeting–sabotaged.

When Emma Quinn gets a call in her Manhattan apartment–your grandmother, out walking her dog, found dead in the snow–she has no reason to suspect foul play. A history professor at Columbia and the sole heir to the Quinn fortune, she heads down to Delaware, where her grandmother’s death has triggered a series of unsettling events–a break-in at the estate, an unexpected visit from the CIA and the discovery of a disturbing collection of news clippings in an upstairs study–about hijackings, bombings and acts of terror. Back in Manhattan, Emma is being followed by a mysterious stranger. Her distress grows when she meets a well-known historian, a Scotsman and Sovietologist named Angus McLearan, who accuses her late grandfather of wrongdoing during the 1930s and ’40s.

Determined to clear her grandfather’s name and to understand her grandmother’s fate, Emma forms an uneasy alliance with McLearan. Together, they head deeper into an intrigue that harks back to the beginnings of the Cold War and the early days of the intelligence community. As Emma’s research and the CIA’s investigation into the death of their agent begin to intersect, she no longer knows who or what to believe. And it soon becomes apparent that this isn’t just about something that happened in the 1940s. It’s about an operation that is still in play in 1978, one that puts Emma–and the broader world–at risk. When a discovery leads her to her family’s remote Adirondack cabin, the stranger follows. There, Emma is forced to confront the truth–about her family and about history as we know it.

Praise for THE HISTORY TEACHER 

“Susan Bacon’s THE HISTORY TEACHER is a rare thriller . . . scrupulously researched, cagily and compellingly plotted and eminently credible. . . . thought-provoking as both history and fiction. And oh yeah, a pleasure to read, written, sentence by sentence, with the eye of a shrewd observer and the ear of a writer who knows language is music.”
— BRUCE WEBER, journalist and author of Life Is a Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist

“Starting with a baffling double murder in a snowstorm in Delaware . . . THE HISTORY TEACHER rushes the reader through a perilous intersection of chateau country wealth, the academic world in Manhattan and Cold War intrigue . . . an excellent, well-crafted debut novel.”
— CURTIS WILKIE, journalist and author of The Fall of the House of Zeus

“THE HISTORY TEACHER is . . . a lively, classic page-turner–full of spying, murder and double dealing. Emma Quinn and her grandmother Margaret are 20th century heroines who would have to wait for a 21st century writer as skilled and clever as Bacon . . . to imagine their brave and savvy pursuit of the truth.”
–EMILY YELLIN, journalist and author of Our Mothers’ War

The Killing of the Cherrywood MP

The Killing of the Cherrywood MP is the brilliant second book in the lauded Karen Andersen political thriller series by Louise Burfitt-Dons. In this fast-paced and gripping novel P I Andersen is once again immersed in the world of radical extremism in Britain and about to learn it’s as complicated as it’s deadly. 

“‘Taut, hardboiled, detailed and funny. This is thriller excellence!’ “Charlie Flowers

Jihadi brides return from Syria and deradicalised terrorists are released from prison. In reaction extremist right-wing groups proliferate across Europe. The Labour MP for Cherrywood is found murdered and police look for a lone wolf with a personal vendetta against ISIS.

P I Karen Andersen believes it’s not that simple. From the roulette tables of the Ritz to the respectable suburbs of Mainz, she searches for the truth. Does the home to one of Germany’s violent neo-Fascist cells hold the vital clue, or does it lie hidden in the leafy English countryside?

The Missing Activist

“Intense and teasing”Vine Voice
“Authentic and gripping political thriller”The Conservative Woman

Post-Referendum Britain and a country on high alert for terrorist attacks.
When a young political activist disappears in London, an off-the-wall PI Karen Andersen is put on the case. She uncovers secrets of a party system which prizes loyalty above truth, a serial killer and a female Jihadi plotting deadly revenge on the British Government.

“A behind-the-scenes twisty political thriller and bullying story of poignancy and compassion. The author has had experience of both having been a national candidate during the 2015 General Election as well as the founder of an anti-bullying charity during the scandal which rocked the Tories after the tragic death of a young activist later that year.” LBC

If you were a fan of Lisbeth Salander, you will love her British counterpart Karen Andersen.

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Darkness and Blood

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A former American spy in hiding and his former CIA handler find themselves on the run in Europe after they unearth shocking top-secret information. Against a backdrop of paranoia, late night whistle blowing and high-level back stabbing, Steve Haberman’s latest thriller, Darkness and Blood, is the sequel to The Killing Ploy. Sometimes being overly suspicious can keep you alive.

Raw Nerve

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A fast-paced political action thriller!

Set in 1997, Janice N. Mathias, the Governor of Georgia, looks set to be the next President of the United Sates of America – She also happens to be black.

How will the Ku Klux Klan respond?

Gideon is the man who makes the difference as he tears the dark veil from the face of white supremacy…