Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Trailer for Foyle's War Series 7

Foyle's War Series 7 (2013)

The new season of Foyle's War comes out on DVD and Blu-ray disc in September, and Acorn Media has released a trailer for the set (embedded, below).

World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) has retired from police work when Britain's secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks), Foyle faces new — but no less deadly — threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence.

Three episodes are featured this season:

"The Eternity Ring" — Returning from America, Foyle gets drawn into an MI5 investigation of a Russian spy ring in which Sam, his former driver, has been implicated.

"The Cage" — Foyle's inquiry into the deaths of several Russian defectors leads him to a mysterious military facility.

"Sunflower" — Foyle is charged with looking into assassination attempts against an ex-Nazi defector under MI5's protection.

The above episodes will air on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery! on three consecutive Sundays, beginning September 15th, 2013.

Foyle's War Series 7 is available to pre-order from Amazon on DVD and Blu-ray disc; it is released on September 24th, 2013.

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A Most Wanted Man, Adapted from John le Carré's Thriller, to be Distributed in US by Lionsgate

Cinemystery: Crime Novels Adapted for Film

Lionsgate has acquired the US distribution rights to the film adaptation of John le Carré's spy thriller A Most Wanted Man, with Anton Corbijn directing a screenplay by Andrew Bovell.

The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, and Willem Dafoe and is centered on a German immigrant, who may be an immigrant (as he claims) or a terrorist, as the authorities suspect. (More about the book, below.)

A Most Wanted Man is scheduled to be in UK theaters November 22nd, 2013; a US released date is to be announced.

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A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré

A Most Wanted Man
John le Carré

A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.

Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client's survival becomes more important to her than her own career — or safety. In pursuit of Issa's mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.

Annabel, Issa and Brue form an unlikely alliance — and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the "War on Terror," the rival spies of Germany, England and America converge upon the innocents.

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New, Extended Trailer for Elysium

Elysium (August 2013)

A new, extended trailer has been released by Sony for the futuristic action thriller Elysium (embedded, below).

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet's crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium — but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission — one that pits him against Elysium's Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces — but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, Elysium opens in theaters August 9th, 2013.

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2 Guns in Theaters August 02, 2013

2 Guns. Opens in theaters August 02, 2013.

2 Guns (2013)

For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down.

When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur from a screenplay by Blake Masters and David O. Russell, and based on the Boom! Studios Graphic Novels by Steven Grant.

Running time: 109 minutes. Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity.

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Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones by Kaitlyn Dunnett, New in Bookstores This Week

New Mysteries (July 2013)

Today's new hardcover mystery title, scheduled to be published this week by Kensington, is Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones by Kaitlyn Dunnett.

For a list of more new hardcover mysteries published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for July 2013. For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of July 2013 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

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Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones
Kaitlyn Dunnett
Series: Liss MacCrimmon (6th)

Liss MacCrimmon, newlywed and proud owner of Moosetookalok, Maine's, Scottish Emporium, is thrilled to be organizing the rural town's Halloween fundraiser. And the abandoned Chadwick mansion will be the perfect setting for a creepy old haunted house …

A wee bit too perfect, perhaps. After all, the last owner was Blackie O'Hare, a notorious Boston hit man, so Lissa knows those stories of buried victims and hidden loot may not be too far-fetched. And then there's the recent appearance of mysterious lights … and the unexplained moans and creaks … and, right where she left that fake skeleton, a very real-looking body with puncture-marks on the neck …

Gwen's cousin Ned? Who woulda kilt him, especially since he was supposed to be in prison? Was it really a vampire, recruiting another undead soul? Or maybe a more earthly being … like smarmy real estate agent Jason Graye, who gleefully spreads those haunted house stories so he can buy the once-bonny mansion for next-to-nothing? How about that out-of-town horror writer, who actually moved into the old mortuary?

Or  … was Ned iced by one of his prison mates? Solving this creepy Halloween mystery is turning out to be harder than snapping a clear picture of Nessie. But Liss had better watch her back this time, because the killer — undead or not — is much closer then she thinks!

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Amazon's The Big Deal: The Red Syndrome by Haggai Carmon, Now Available at a Special Price

Amazon's The Big Deal

Amazon's The Big Deal is back, where you can save up to 85% on over 500 Kindle books.

We're featuring a title from the Mystery & Thrillers category: The Red Syndrome by Haggai Carmon. This Kindle book was listed at $1.99 as of the date and time of this post, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1:30 PM ET, and should be available at this price through August 4th, 2013, when The Big Deal ends.

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The Red Syndrome by Haggai Carmon

The Red Syndrome by Haggai Carmon
A Dan Gordon Intelligence Thriller
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Ex-Mossad agent Dan Gordon, who now works for the U.S. Department of Justice, is on the trail of what appears to be straightforward case of money-laundering.

But in the Byzantine world of dirty money and offshore accounts, multiple layers are the rule, not the exception. Crime breeds strange mutations. Here, you sleep with one eye open. Always. Gordon's investigation of dubious Russian mob money transfers is now assigned to the CIA. The plot quickly turns to a hunt for a devastating bio-terror weapon, a hunt that features murder, coded messages, kidnapping, breathtaking desert chases, and betrayals along the way.

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Hour of the Rat, an Ellie Cooper Mystery by Lisa Brackmann, Now at a Special Price

Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann, now available at a special price, courtesy of the publisher, Soho Crime.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $1.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (07/31/2013 at 1:00 PM ET). Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann

Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann
An Ellie Cooper Mystery (2nd in series)
Publisher: Soho Crime

Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli. Even though Zhang's mysterious disappearance of over a year ago has her in the sights of the Chinese authorities. Even though her Born-Again mother has come for a visit and shows no signs of leaving. But when her mom takes up with "that nice Mr. Zhou next door," Ellie decides that it's time to get out of town — given her mother's past bad choices of men, no good can come of this.

An old Army buddy, Dog Turner, gives her the perfect excuse. His unstable brother Jason has disappeared in picturesque Yangshuo, a famous tourist destination, and though Ellie knows it's a long shot, she agrees to try to find him. At worst, she figures she'll have a few days of fun in some gorgeous scenery.

But her plans for a relaxing vacation are immediately complicated when her mother and the new boyfriend tag along. And as soon as she starts asking questions about the missing Jason, Ellie realizes that she's stumbled into a dangerous conspiracy that may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, an art-obsessed Chinese billionaire and lots of cats — one that will take her on a wild chase through some of China's most beautiful — and most surreal — places.

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Poison Pen, a Claudia Rose, Forensic Handwriting Mystery by Sheila Lowe, Now at a Special Price

Poison Pen by Sheila Lowe

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Poison Pen by Sheila Lowe, now available at a special price, courtesy of the author.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $0.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (07/31/2013 at 12:30 PM ET). Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Poison Pen by Sheila Lowe

Poison Pen by Sheila Lowe
A Claudia Rose, Forensic Handwriting Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Sheila Lowe

Before her body is found in her Jacuzzi, publicist to the stars Lindsey Alexander had few friends, but plenty of enemies. Yet, police are willing to accept the words scrawled on crumpled piece of paper nearby as evidence of suicide.

When handwriting expert Claudia Rose is called onto the case, she has a different opinion. And when her instincts push her to investigate further, Claudia finds herself entangled in a far darker scenario than she could have imagined.

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Mother's Day Out, a Margie Peterson Mystery by Karen MacInerney, Now at a Special Price

Mother's Day Out by Karen MacInerney

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Mother's Day Out by Karen MacInerney, now available at a special price, courtesy of the author.

The ebook format of this title was priced at $0.99 from the listed vendors (below) as of the date and time of this post (07/31/2013 at 12:00 PM ET). Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Mother's Day Out by Karen MacInerney

Mother's Day Out by Karen MacInerney
A Margie Peterson Mystery (1st in series)
Publisher: Karen MacInerney

Read our review of Mother's Day Out by Karen MacInerney

Life is pretty typical for stay-at-home mom Margie Peterson. She's got a peanut-butter-covered wardrobe, an attorney husband who's always at the office, and a mother-in-law who keeps slipping her books like Sex Secrets of Happy Wives. Then she lands a part-time job at a seedy P.I. firm — and her humdrum suburban life is turned upside-down.

By the end of her first day, Margie's totaled her minivan, submitted a picture of a naked man in Saran Wrap to the school newsletter, and accidentally participated in a drag queen contest. When she finds a dead transvestite in the "Princesses" room of a gay bar, she decides it may be time to hang up her hat and start planning Tupperware parties. Then she picks up the drag queen's phone … and discovers the last call the dead man made was to Margie's own house.

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A Conversation with Mystery Author Les Roberts

Omnimystery News: Author Interview with Les Roberts
with Les Roberts

We are delighted to welcome mystery author Les Roberts to Omnimystery News today.

Les's latest Milan Jacovich mystery is Win, Lose, or Die (Gray and Company, June 2013 hardcover and ebook formats) … and we're pleased to note that his investigative partner K.O. O'Bannion — who we found so effective as a sidekick in the previous book of the series, Whiskey Island — has been promoted, as it were, to share co-billing on the subtitle.

We recently had the opportunity to talk to Les about his series and what's coming up next. And he's also giving three of our readers a chance to win a copy of his new book; more details, below.

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Omnimystery News: Win, Lose, or Die is the 17th book in the Milan Jacovich series. Is he the same now as he was when you first introduced him?

Les Roberts
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Les Roberts; Photo credit Ann Sanfedele Photography

Les Roberts: When I wrote the first Milan Jacovich mystery, Pepper Pike, I had no idea that I'd still be writing about him 25 years later. Pepper Pike appeared in 1988. In 2013, Win, Place, or Die hit the bookshelves. You'll probably not be shocked to think that the author has somewhat changed in a quarter of a century — so naturally Milan changed along with him.

OMN: How much, if any, of your own personal experience is included in the books?

LR: All my characters are based on people I've met, people I've seen, people I know, etc. Otherwise, I'd be writing about Martians! Often the book is suggested by something that's current, or more precisely, based on something that ticks me off, makes me want to change something. Sometimes, naturally, a great story idea just hits me and makes it into print too.

OMN: Describe your writing process for us.

LR: I do not outline the plots. I write three or four paragraphs about the story. Then, I list the characters — very briefly (i.e. John Smith-Banker-50 years old). Then I put both pieces of paper in a drawer, never look at them again, and write the book.

I always know who the killer is from the very beginning. I never know, though, how we're going to catch him or her.

Overall, I prefer to let the story and the characters develop and change as I write, just as our lives develop and change every day we live them.

OMN: What is your writing environment like?

LR: My office is 25 feet from my bed. I generally (but not always) write from about 9 am to 3 pm. Even when other things in my life distract me, I try desperately to get at least two hours of writing done. I am a writing addict. If I go more than three days without writing anything, chances are that if you say "hello" to me, I might just chew your face off.

OMN: What were the most challenging and/or exciting topics you researched while writing?

LR: Most challenging: the Irish Mafia in Cleveland (for The Irish Sports Pages). Most exciting: Porn and teenage prostitution in Cleveland for The Cleveland Creep. And no, dear friends, I did not patronize a teenaged prostitute.

OMN: Both of your mystery series have been set in Cleveland, where you live yourself. How true are you to the setting in your books?

LR: Cleveland has been called by many people, including critics, "an important character" in the Jacovich novels. I try to be as accurate as I can about the local references. However, I do make up places where bad things happen. I doubt if the Cleveland Clinic or the Cleveland Public Library would be very thrilled to learn that someone got murdered in their environment.

OMN: What is the best advice — and harshest criticism — you've received as an author?

Best advice: Shut up and write! These words are hardest to hear: "You're very good, even when you're careless. Imagine how good you could be if you worked harder on each word, each scene, each page?"

OMN: What advice would you give writers?

LR: Authors have heard these words in a million different classes and symposia: "Write what you know." Horse puckey! If writers only wrote about what they knew, every book ever written would be about writers. Instead, I suggest writing about what EXCITES you.

OMN: What specific authors influenced how you write today?

LR: The author who made me want to write was John Steinbeck. As for mystery writers, my inspirations and role models are probably similar to those of other hard-boiled mystery writers: Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross McDonald, John D. Macdonald, Mickey Spillane.

OMN: After 17 books, you probably have a good mental image of Milan Jacovich. Tell us who you would cast to play the role in an adaptation of the series.

LR: Milan Jacovich should be played by Robert Mitchum. However, he is dead — and were he still alive, he'd be 97 years old. My second choice would be Burt Lancaster who's also no longer with us. These guys filled the screen whenever the camera was rolling. I need an actor to do that because Milan is a character who's six feet, three inches tall and weighs about 230 lbs. Probably among living actors, Christopher Meloni would be my pick for playing Milan.

OMN: What are some of your favorite films?

LR: Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, The Searchers, Some Like it Hot, Chinatown. There are perhaps 100 others.

OMN: What kinds of questions do you most enjoy (or least enjoy) getting from readers?

LR: I most enjoy questions I've never heard before that challenge me to answer them. I least enjoy being asked "Where do you get your ideas?" I invariably say "There's a little old guy in New Jersey, I send him 25 bucks and he sends me 10 ideas. And if you believe that, I want to tell you about a bridge in New York City I want to sell you!"

OMN: What's next for you?

LR: I have just finished a sequel to what I thought was a stand-alone in 2011, The Strange Death of Father Candy. Too many people asked me to bring back my protagonist in that one, Dominick Candiotti, so I've brought him back again in the next book (as yet untitled). I haven't even submitted it to my publisher yet. I am now also working on my 18th Milan Jacovich novel, about 15,000 words into it so far.

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Les Roberts is the author of 17 mystery novels featuring Cleveland detective Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 other books of fiction. The past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writer's League, he came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, and a teacher. In 2003 he received the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio and is a film and literary critic.

For more information about the author and his work, please visit his website at LesRoberts.com or find him on Facebook.

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Win, Lose, or Die by Les Roberts

Win, Lose, or Die
Les Roberts
A Milan Jacovich/K.O. O'Bannion Mystery

Enter to Win! To enter to win a copy of Win, Lose, or Die, use this link to open an entry form. One entry per person or e-mail address; US residents only. Entry period ends Wednesday, August 7th, 2013.

The sudden death of a client leads private investigator Milan Jacovich (MY-lan YOCK-ovitich) and new associate Kevin “K.O.” O'Bannion behind the scenes at a harness racing track, where they find no shortage of odd characters, suspicious activities … and danger.

Did wealthy horse owner/driver Glenn Gallagher make one too many enemies in the competitive racing world at Northcoast Downs? (Certainly the track's owner, chilly Chloe Markham, isn't mourning his loss.) Or did someone involved with Gallagher's investment firm want him dead?

Things get more complicated when Milan spots local mob boss Victor Gaimari at the funeral. Victor does have a legitimate investment business … but his henchman was seen lingering trackside at Northcoast Downs. Is there a connection?

Though eager to learn the P.I. business, K.O. still has trouble staying out of trouble. Assigned to dig up some dirt in the horse barns, he tangles with hot-tempered trainer Del Fiddler, who's jealous of his flirtatious and curvaceous wife — and handy with a horse whip.

Another body turns up at the track, but the local sheriff's office won't share leads with a private investigator. Milan's new flame, Cleveland police detective Tobe Blaine, can't help; she's out of her jurisdiction in Summit County.

Milan finally confronts the killer alone — and once again finds himself in deep trouble!

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Love Can Be Murder by Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon is Today's Third Featured Free MystereBook

Love Can Be Murder by Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Love Can Be Murder by Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon as today's third free mystery ebook (A " … Can Be Murder" Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, July 31, 2013 at 7:30 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

For a summary of all of today's featured titles, plus any that may have appeared before and are repeat freebies, visit our Free MystereBooks page. This page is updated daily, typically by 8 AM ET.

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Love Can Be Murder by Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon

Love Can Be Murder
Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon
A " … Can Be Murder" Mystery
Publisher: North Star Press

Chip Collingsworth, a popular crime writer and newest resident of Turners Bend, Iowa, is working hard on his next thriller, Mind Games, when dead bodies show up. Soon Chip is caught up in the search for a real-life murderer, as he facing a looming publication deadline and navigates a bumpy road to romance with Jane Swanson, town veterinarian.

Once again, real life mirrors fiction in Chip's novel, as the lovely FBI Agent Jo Schwann investigates a series of gruesome murders in Minneapolis and her fragile romance with Dr. John Goodman encounters a frightening turn of events.

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Trace by Warren Murphy is Today's Second Featured Free MystereBook

Trace by Warren Murphy

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Trace by Warren Murphy as today's second free mystery ebook (A Devlin Tracy Mystery; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, July 31, 2013 at 7:20 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Trace by Warren Murphy

Trace
Warren Murphy
A Devlin Tracy Mystery
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press

Devlin Tracy is a very good insurance investigator in a profession that rewards success. He lives in a luxury condo on the Las Vegas Strip and only works when he feels like it. He also drinks vodka by the pint, cracks wise to damn-near everyone, and has what can charitably be described as a complicated relationship with his girlfriend. None of that matters to the Garrison Fidelity Insurance Company. They're interested in results. Which is why they keep Trace on retainer.

Problem: A patient at a private clinic died, shortly after making his doctor the beneficiary of his insurance policy. Suspicious. Now a wealthy friend of the Garrison Fidelity is a patient at the same private clinic, and he isn't doing well. Troubling. Solution: Send Trace, who has a natural way of shaking things up. On the surface everyone's friendly and nothing points to murder, fraud or larceny. A late-night beatdown from two masked thugs sends a very different message, however, and tells Trace that he's onto something. If only he could figure out what he's onto.

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Bloodstained by Henry Carver is Today's Featured Free MystereBook

Bloodstained by Henry Carver

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Bloodstained by Henry Carver as today's free mystery ebook (A Suspense Thriller; Kindle format only).

This title was listed for free as of the date and time of this post, July 31, 2013 at 7:10 AM ET. Prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

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Bloodstained by Henry Carver

Bloodstained
Henry Carver
A Suspense Thriller
Publisher: FlashBang Books

When his father inexplicably vanishes, Clay Farris returns home for the first time in ten years determined to locate him. His cousin tells him where to start asking questions — a collective of outlaw motorcycle clubs known as the Brotherhood.

But the Brotherhood is also looking for Clay. His father stole something from them, something of great value. They have every reason to believe he knows where it's hidden, and they want to ask him some questions — the hard way.

Now Clay is on the run, turning over every stone, determined to uncover the truth behind his father's disappearance. When the dust settles, the earth will be stained with someone's blood. The only question is: whose?

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Book Trailer for Seven Ways To Die by William Diehl with Kenneth John Atchity

Seven Ways To Die by William Diehl with Kenneth John Atchity

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Seven Ways To Die
William Diehl with Kenneth John Atchity
A Micah Cody Mystery
Story Merchant Books (March 2012)

There are seven basic ways to die. In 1969 Dr. John C. Cavanaugh catalogued them all in his Primer of Forensic Pathology — Case Studies for the Novice M.E.

Micah Cody is a 30-something NYPD captain of homicide, who's founded a special unit known as TAZ with city-wide license to take over any investigation at all, with special focus on serial killers. Now its ultimate challenge is on the loose in Manhattan, with three victims already whose causes of death seem like intentional defiance of TAZ's existence — and four to go in four deadly days leading up to Halloween. Chronicling it all with great amusement is the Capote-like award-winning crime writer Ward Hamilton who, egged on by his sexually voracious socialite bedmate, is determined to bring TAZ to its knees journalistically.

Captain Micah Cody's Nez Perce name is "Youngest Wolf" from his ability to communicate with the animals and read nature's signs. As all hell is breaking loose in Manhattan, the wolves in Central Park howl, the peregrine falcons shriek their warnings — and Micah is listening.

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Review: Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard

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A Mysterious Review of Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard. A Port Aster Secrets Novel.

Review summary: There are many characters in this novel of (slightly romantic) suspense, but each is well developed, uniquely identified, and probably more importantly to the reader, easily kept track of. The study of herbs, their benefits and risks, plays nicely into the well crafted murder mystery plot. All in all, this is a very enjoyable mystery and a pleasure to read. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

Deadly Devotion Sandra Orchard

Deadly Devotion
Sandra Orchard
A Port Aster Secrets Novel
Revell (June 2013)

Publisher synopsis: Research scientist Kate Adams and her colleague Daisy are on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy suddenly dies. Kate knows that if it hadn't been for Daisy's mentorship, she wouldn't have the job she loves or the faith she clings to. So when police rule Daisy's death a suicide, Kate is determined to unearth the truth.

Former FBI agent Tom Parker finds it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gives him a job as a detective on the local police force, not everyone approves. Tom's just trying to keep a low profile, so when Kate Adams demands he reopen the investigation of her friend's death, he knows his job is at stake. In fact, despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate looks a bit suspicious herself.

As evidence mounts, a web of intrigue is woven around the sleepy town of Port Aster. Can Kate uncover the truth? Or will Tom stand in her way?

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Death Came Dressed in White, an Emerson Ward Mystery by Michael W. Sherer, Now at a Special Price

Death Came Dressed in White by Michael W. Sherer

MystereBooks is pleased to feature Death Came Dressed in White by Michael W. Sherer, now available at a special price, courtesy of the author.

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Death Came Dressed in White by Michael W. Sherer

Death Came Dressed in White by Michael W. Sherer
An Emerson Ward Mystery (3rd in series)
Publisher: Michael W. Sherer

When your life has reached an all-time low, how can it get any worse? Chicago freelance writer Emerson Ward finds out one steamy August morning when the phone starts ringing too early to be anything but bad news, and bad things happen in threes. Before he can drink his first cup of coffee, he learns that one good friend has gone missing, another has been put in the hospital by a brutal beating, and his phone is tapped. To top it all off, the woman he’s been falling for announces that she’s leaving.

Knowing he’ll be his own worst company after all that, Emerson finds easy distraction in vowing to find out who’s trying to ruin his day. Lending a hand to all those who need it at first takes Emerson in several directions at once. But the more he learns on the trail after the missing friend, the more it appears that all roads lead to dirty dealings on a scale so massive that Emerson will need an entire army to get out alive.

But the forces arrayed against him made two mistakes — they nearly killed his best friend Brandt Williams, and they took the girl, turning Emerson into an army of one.

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