Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Bones of You, A Psychological Thriller by Debbie Howells, Now Available at a Special Price

Omnimystery News is always searching for newly discounted mystery, suspense, thriller and crime novels for our readers to enjoy.

Today, we're pleased to present the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Pinnacle …

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

A Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Pinnacle

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/31/2016 at 8:00 PM ET).

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells, Amazon Kindle format

I have a gardener's inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft?petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.

Children who don't die before their parents.

When Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she's stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate's daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic — girls like Rosie don't get into real trouble — Kate's sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed.

Who would kill the perfect daughter, from the perfect family? Yet the more Kate entwines herself with the Andersons — graceful mother Jo, renowned journalist father Neal, watchful younger sister Delphine — the more she is convinced that not everything is as it seems. Anonymous notes arrive, urging Kate to unravel the tangled threads of Rosie's life and death, though she has no idea where they will lead.

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

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The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama, A Cleo Tidwell, Paranormal Mystery by Susan Abel Sullivan, Now Available at a Special Price

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Today, we're pleased to present the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, World Weaver Press …

The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama by Susan Abel Sullivan

The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama by Susan Abel Sullivan

A Cleo Tidwell, Paranormal Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: World Weaver Press

Price: 99¢ (as of 08/31/2016 at 7:00 PM ET).

The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama by Susan Abel Sullivan, Amazon Kindle format

Who knew one gaudy Velvet Elvis could lead to such a heap of haunted trouble?

When Cleo Tidwell said, "I do," for the third time, she had no idea her marriage vows would be tested by a tacky piece of art. But Cleo's not the kind of woman to let a velvet-offense-against-good-taste just hang — oh no, she's on a mission to oust the King. Trouble is, Elvis won't leave the building. And he's attractin' all manner of kooks, fanatics, and looky-loos to Cleo's doorstep, including the entire congregation of the Church of the Blue Suede Shoes.

Everyone wants a piece of the painting, but Cleo's starting to suspect that whatever's haunting the Velvet Elvis wants a piece of her husband. Why else would her hubby trade in his car for a '56 pink Caddy, moonlight as an Elvis impersonator, and develop a sudden hankering for fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches? Certainly it can't be anything as simple as a mid-life crisis, because Cleo is not getting divorced again — her mother would never let her hear the end of it.

Cleo's life is all shook up by crazies with death threats, psychic warnings "from beyond," kidnapping attempts, invitations to join the Blue Shoe Loonies, and even murder! Cleo's in a fight for her life, her marriage, and the perseverance of good taste everywhere.

The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama by Susan Abel Sullivan

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New This Week: Doubt, A Finn Teller, Corporate Spy Mystery by Twist Phelan

Omnimystery News is pleased to present a mystery, suspense, or thriller ebook that we recently found by sleuthing (as it were) through new or recently reissued titles from independent publishers during August 2016 and priced $5.99 or less.

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Doubt by Twist Phelan

Doubt by Twist Phelan

A Finn Teller, Corporate Spy Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Virage Press

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/31/2016 at 6:30 PM ET).

Doubt by Twist Phelan, Amazon Kindle format

See all three mysteries in the Finn Teller Series for $2.99 each on Kindle.

Finn Teller is a corporate spy. So when her sister's hedge-fund-honcho husband and four hundred million dollars disappear days before the feds break down his front door, she agrees to investigate. Was Denny Adams kidnapped? Or did he take the money and run?

The FBI agent in charge of the case is convinced Denny was laundering money for terrorists, but Finn doesn't buy it. Then Denny's secretary turns up dead and he's the chief suspect.

Aided by her sister, Meg, and Meg's teenage stepson with his own secret, Finn uncovers a larger conspiracy that reaches from the White House to Eastern Europe. Friends become enemies, and only by using her wits and training can Finn unravel the scheme, clear Denny's name, and save Meg's family.

Doubt by Twist Phelan

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A Frightfully English Execution, An Inspector Singh Investigates Mystery by Shamini Flint, Now Available at a Special Price

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A Frightfully English Execution by Shamini Flint

A Frightfully English Execution by Shamini Flint

An Inspector Singh Investigates Mystery (7th in series)

Publisher: Piatkus

Price: $3.99 (as of 08/31/2016 at 6:00 PM ET).

A Frightfully English Execution by Shamini Flint, Amazon Kindle format

Inspector Singh is irate. He's been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London: a job for paper pushers, not real cops, as far as he is concerned.

And as if that isn't bad enough, his wife is determined to come along to shop for souvenirs and visit previously unknown relatives.

But it isn't long before the cold case that lands on Singh's ample lap turns into a hot potato and he has to outwit Scotland Yard, his wife and London's finest criminals to prevent more frightful executions from occurring on his watch — or indeed, from being added to their number.

A Frightfully English Execution by Shamini Flint

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New This Week: Betting Off Dead, A Spies and Spells Mystery by Tonya Kappes

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Betting Off Dead by Tonya Kappes

Betting Off Dead by Tonya Kappes

A Spies and Spells Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Krew Publishing

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/31/2016 at 5:30 PM ET).

Betting Off Dead by Tonya Kappes, Amazon Kindle format

See also the highly reviewed first mystery in this series, Spies and Spells, for $2.99 on Kindle.

And they're off!

Gambling on horse racing is Kentucky's number one sport but when Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred picked to win the Derby, Rails and Nails, ends up poisoned, SKUL special agent Mick Jasper and rookie witch Maggie Park, who keeps her witch powers a secret, are called in to investigate a world of illegal gambling where a run for the roses can prove to be deadly.

Betting Off Dead by Tonya Kappes

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Confessions of a Suicidal Policewoman, The Confessions Series by Thomas Fitzsimmons, Now Available at a Special Price

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Today, we're pleased to present the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Lightning Source …

Confessions of a Suicidal Policewoman by Thomas Fitzsimmons

Confessions of a Suicidal Policewoman by Thomas Fitzsimmons

The Confessions Series

Publisher: Lightning Source

Price: 99¢ (as of 08/31/2016 at 5:00 PM ET).

Confessions of a Suicidal Policewoman by Thomas Fitzsimmons, Amazon Kindle format

Roving Manhattan's glamorous Upper East Side, New York City police officers Michael Beckett and Destiny Jones are starting to come to terms with their true feelings for one another when their world suddenly shifts gears. An ex-cop recruits Beckett and Destiny into his gang of "rockers" — a secret society of vigilante cops. An IRA-connected drug gang has taken control of a local hotel. The gang needs to be cleaned out, and an old girlfriend of Beckett's, who owns the place, needs saving.

This leads Beckett and Destiny into one of the deadliest, most tangled operations of their lives whereupon Destiny is forced to confront life as an invalid or death with dignity by her own hand.

Confessions of a Suicidal Policewoman by Thomas Fitzsimmons

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New This Week: The Hunger Pains, An Eat, Pray, Die Mystery by Chelsea Field

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The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field

The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field

An Eat, Pray, Die Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: JFP Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 08/31/2016 at 4:30 PM ET).

The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field, Amazon Kindle format

See also the highly reviewed first mystery in this series, Eat, Pray, Die, for $2.99 on Kindle.

Isobel Avery is on her second assignment as an undercover poison taster for Los Angeles's rich and famous. And she's actually enjoying herself. Until her sweet, agoraphobic client mysteriously leaves the safety of his apartment and winds up dead.

When crucial evidence goes missing, investigator Connor Stiles will need Izzy's inside knowledge to help track down the killer. But despite three months of absence to make Connor's heart grow fonder, he doesn't seem pleased to be working with her again. The LAPD commander is even less pleased to have Izzy on the case since he considers her a suspect and, even worse, a mere civilian. To top it all off, her least favorite relative in the whole wide world drops by for an unexpected visit.

Meanwhile, the killer is destroying anything that might link back to them. Including Izzy if she's not careful.

The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field

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Murder in Paris, A Maggie Newberry Mystery by Susan Kiernan-Lewis, Now Available at a Special Price

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Murder in Paris by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Murder in Paris by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

A Maggie Newberry Mystery (4th in series)

Publisher: San Marco Press

Price: 99¢ (as of 08/31/2016 at 4:00 PM ET).

Murder in Paris by Susan Kiernan-Lewis, Amazon Kindle format

For a woman who loves fashion, there is no place on earth more exciting than Paris where the clothes are to die for and everyone you meet is dressed to kill. Maggie's visit to the City of Light during Paris Fashion Week turns into a nightmare when she witnesses a murder in her own family.

Determined to find out who the killer is — before her husband's patience and her marriage expires — Maggie steps into a glittering world of fashion as cutthroat and vicious as any drug cartel. It could be Maggie's grandest hour — if she can survive it. This book takes Maggie back to Paris for a very personal sojourn. This time it's all on the line for our intrepid expatriate — with a murder that happens close to her — and for a reason that not even the deceased's nearest and dearest would ever suspect.

Murder in Paris by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

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Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during August 2016

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during August 2016 …

Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace

Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace, An Erica Bloom, Otter Lake Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace, Amazon Kindle format

When murder strikes in the Tunnel of Love, Erica Bloom has to rock the boat to catch a killer …

For a small town like Otter Lake, New Hampshire, the annual Fall Festival is a big deal: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, caramel apples and pumpkin pies — even a Tunnel of Love. Back in her hometown, Erica Bloom is trying to enjoy herself, which includes getting better acquainted with Sheriff Grady Forrester. But when a swan boat sails out of the heart-shaped exit of the tunnel with a dead man slumped over a wing, her own romance will have to take a backseat.

Speaking of love affairs, the other passenger in the boat — and only witness to the elderly Mr. Masterson's swan song — is not his wife. It's Erica's beloved and feisty "aunt," Tweety, who quickly becomes the prime suspect. Vowing to clear Tweety, Erica teams up with her sassy BFF and self-appointed security expert Freddie Ng to solve the murder — despite the objections of Grady, who's convinced the amateurs are going overboard in their investigation. And he just may be right. But as Erica and Freddie start to dredge up long-kept small-town secrets, will they heading straight into troubled waters?

Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace

To see more new paperback titles scheduled to be published this month, visit The Mystery Bookshelf for August 2016. For new hardcover titles, visit New Mysteries where for a list of August 2016 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers is provided.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle, A Crime Novel by George V. Higgins, Now Available at a Special Price

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Today, we're pleased to present the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Holt …

The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

A Crime Novel

Publisher: Holt

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/31/2016 at 3:00 PM ET).

The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins, Amazon Kindle format

When small-time gunrunner Eddie Coyle is convicted on a felony, he's looking at three years in the pen — that is, unless he sells out one of his big-fish clients to the DA.

But which of the many hoods, gunmen, and executioners whom he calls his friends should he send up the river?

The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

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The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd, New in Bookstores during August 2016

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during August 2016 is …

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd, a Bess Crawford Mystery (8th in series)

Publisher: William Morrow

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd, Amazon Kindle format

At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn't British — he's French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German.

When Bess reports the incident to Matron, her superior offers a ready explanation. The soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine, a province in the west where the tenuous border between France and Germany has continually shifted through history, most recently in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, won by the Germans. But is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie?

Of course, Matron could be right, but Bess remains uneasy — and unconvinced. If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines … and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight?

When the French officer disappears in Paris, it's up to Bess — a soldier's daughter as well as a nurse — to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd

For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for August 2016. For new paperback titles, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of August 2016 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

Recall by David McCaleb, New on the Mystery Bookshelf during August 2016

New on the Mystery Bookshelf during August 2016 …

Recall by David McCaleb

Recall by David McCaleb, A Red Ops Thriller (1st in series)

Publisher: Lyrical Underground

Recall by David McCaleb, Amazon Kindle format

Meet Red Harmon, a special ops veteran who learns he never left the call of duty …

To a trio of muggers, Red looks like just another suburban dad. But when they demand his wallet at knifepoint, something snaps. In the blink of an eye, two muggers are dead, the third severely injured, and Red doesn't remember a thing. Once an elite member of the Det, a secret forces outfit whose existence is beyond classified, Red thought his active service was over.

But his memory is coming back-and a lethal killing machine is returning to duty …

Facing an unthinkable nuclear threat, a volatile international power play, and a personal attack against his family, Red has no choice. He must rejoin his old team, infiltrate the enemy camp, and complete the biggest mission of his life …

Recall by David McCaleb

To see more new paperback titles scheduled to be published this month, visit The Mystery Bookshelf for August 2016. For new hardcover titles, visit New Mysteries where for a list of August 2016 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers is provided.

Truth Be Told, A Jane Ryland Mystery by Hank Phillippi Ryan, Now Available at a Special Price

Omnimystery News is always searching for newly discounted mystery, suspense, thriller and crime novels for our readers to enjoy.

Today, we're pleased to present the following title, now available at a special price courtesy of the publisher, Forge Books …

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

A Jane Ryland Mystery (3rd in series)

Publisher: Forge Books

Price: $2.99 (as of 08/31/2016 at 1:00 PM ET).

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan, Amazon Kindle format

A middle-class family has been evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story — and on other foreclosures — reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank.

Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they've finally solved the cold case.

Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie?

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Person of Interest, A Celeste Eagan Mystery by Emery Harper, New This Week from Carina Press

Carina Press is a digital-first imprint from Harlequin, publishing books in an interesting and diverse selection of genres including contemporary romance, steampunk, gay/lesbian fiction, science-fiction, fantasy, and — but of course — mystery and suspense.

We've selected one of their recently published titles to feature here today.

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Person of Interest by Emery Harper

Person of Interest by Emery Harper

A Celeste Eagan Mystery (1st in series)

Publisher: Carina Press

Price: $3.99 (as of 08/31/2016 at 12:30 PM ET).

Person of Interest by Emery Harper, Amazon Kindle format

Just last week, I was a regular single mom and drama teacher at Peytonville Prep with a semi-normal life. The only real drama I had to deal with involved my football-coach ex and his hussy girlfriend. And maybe deciding if I should take that full-time principal/actress job at the local playhouse.

Everything changed when I discovered my boss hanging in his office. The suicide turned out to be a murder and my ex went suspiciously MIA. I tried to find some answers, but all that got me was labeled a person of interest by the attractively uptight Detective Shaw Muldoon. Not exactly the way I was hoping to interest him, if you know what I mean.

Now my life is plenty exciting, if you count a stint in jail, several attempted break-ins, more dead bodies and the odd exploding car. Did I mention I also have my own personal stalker? It's becoming pretty clear that if I don't unmask the killer soon, my life won't ever be boring again … it will be over.

Person of Interest by Emery Harper

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An Excerpt from The Gem Connection by Michael R. Lane

Omnimystery News: An Excerpt courtesy of Michael R. Lane

We are delighted to welcome author Michael R. Lane to Omnimystery News today.

Michael's new mystery featuring private investigator C. J. Cavanaugh is The Gem Connection (BookLocker.com; April 2016 trade paperback and ebook formats) and we are so pleased that he has offered an excerpt from the book to share with our readers, the first and eighth chapters.

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A SAPPHIRE JAGUAR XJS CONVERTIBLE CRUISED onto the circular driveway of a Mediterranean-styled, Southwest Hills mansion with all the stealth and agility of its namesake, its headlights beaconed through light rain and descending fog. Water beads reflected like liquid diamonds upon its shimmering shell. Maneuvering around the concrete fountain, it whispered past a blind statue of Apollo, banking smoothly toward six connected garages east of the mansion. Clinton Windell pressed his fat thumb on the wide red button of his electric garage door opener. The Jag coasted into a well-lit space, wide enough for two of its kind. The garage door automatically closed. Minus the whispering engine, the garage was as quiet as a tomb.
  Windell grabbed his alligator briefcase, calfskin gem bag, and Baitz doll out of the trunk. To his left was the Bentley Sedan. To his right were the 1965 Alvis TE21 saloon, 1952 Lambert Simplicia, and 1924 Dagmar petite sedan. The missing Ford Explorer meant Genevieve was not home. He would tell his wife his great news as soon as she returned.
  Windell walked down the corridor that connected the garage to his mansion. Motion sensors turned lights on and off as he entered and exited their detection fields. The walk gave him a chance to reflect on his good fortune. It had been a glorious day. Amsterdam was his coup de main. When he told the Bellingham Jewelers board he would personally handle the next major purchase, his enemies had been delighted. Those who called for his head had falsely wished him well with energetic handshakes and cynical smiles. His friends counseled against such a plan in light of mounting dissatisfaction amongst board members who wanted him ousted.
  Clinton showed them he was still on top of his game. Delivering twenty-million dollars of first-rate gemstones, once cut, polished and set into precious metals would be worth twenty times as much.
  The mutinous board members who blamed Clinton Windell for dwindling sales of the largest fine jewelry chain in the northwest would be shamed into silence. Even Andrea Bettencourt, who wanted his CEO spot bad enough to kill for it, would not have sufficient votes to unseat him. Delaying his overthrow would buy him enough time to complete his plan. After which, Andrea Bettencourt could have his seat with his blessings.
  Clinton was dismayed upon entering the kitchen, and then irritated that his butler, Edward, was not there to greet him. Through the kitchen, dining room and living room he walked with a confidence many correctly perceived as arrogance. A tailored Armani suit gave his thick, tall body elegance he could achieve in no other way. When it became apparent his butler was missing, Clinton resolved he would fire Edward for leaving his daughter alone.
  Second door to his left at the top of the carpeted stairs was his daughter's bedroom. The master bedroom he shared with his wife was next door.
  Clinton set his gem bag alongside his briefcase outside the master bedroom door. He heard familiar voices coming from his daughter's room. He crept up to his daughter's bedroom door holding the Baitz doll behind his back. When he looked in on Pamela, she was asleep in her Pocahontas pajamas curled up with Soochow, a doll Clinton had brought back for her from Canton. The Wizard of Oz was on the TV screen watching Pamela. Dorothy had accidentally doused the wicked witch of the west with water.
  "Aaaeee! You cursed brat!" the wicked witch screamed. "Look what you've done! I'm melting! Melting! Oh what a world. Who would've thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?" Clinton watched the witch melt like hot candle wax until all that remained was her black dress, black cape and pointed black hat heaped amongst hissing steam.
  Clinton placed the Baitz doll on Pamela's dresser. He stopped the DVD and turned off the entertainment system. Gently, Clinton lifted Pamela from her bed. His six-year old daughter was as light as a bag of cotton in his hands. In the cradle of his arms, Pamela stirred briefly. Clinton threw back her Cinderella bedspread and tucked her in. "Sweet dreams, precious," he whispered, kissing her forehead. He positioned the Baitz doll on the dresser so Pamela would see it when she awoke, turned off her lamps, and softly closed the door behind him.
  When Windell switched on the master bedroom ceiling light, he noticed his wall safe was open. Two steps later, he felt a dull pain near the base of his skull. Dazed, Windell fell to his knees. The second blow propelled him into darkness.
  A man wearing a Woodstock II T-shirt, blue jeans, tie-dyed ski mask, black leather jacket, gloves and dusty Doc Martens closed the door. Another dressed in crisp military green, polished combat boots, black ski mask, and black leather gloves put away his blackjack and checked Windell's pulse. The assailants stared at each other. Their identical clear blue eyes met. They smiled identical smiles. Woodstock checked the gem bag. Military knelt by the unconscious body. A nod from Woodstock made them smile again. Military turned Windell over. Each man grabbed Windell under an arm and sat him upright on his bed. Clinton looked as if he had fallen asleep reading a newspaper or viewing television.
  From customized blue leather cutaway holsters hidden beneath their jackets, the two men detached silver forty-four Smith & Wessons fitted with silencers. Military squeezed off a shot. The forty-four spit a bullet that ripped through Windell's left temple, obliterating the right side of his face. Woodstock followed with one through the heart.
  They holstered their weapons assessing their gruesome work. Side by side with calm fascination, they regarded the speckles and rivulets of lambent blood, splattered flesh and splintered bones juxtaposed against that, which remained whole of Clinton Windell. Woodstock whispered into
  Military's ear, "While life often imitates art, death is an original masterpiece." Military grinned and nodded. Each man grabbed an arm and crossed it over the now crimson torso of the deceased. With a thumb's up, they agreed, their masterpiece was complete.
  Woodstock closed the wall safe. Military picked up the gem bag.
  Woodstock switched off the light and closed the door behind them.


  Six rain soaked weeks I'd been following Antonio Farhletti everywhere except the bathroom and had nothing to show for it. The former 1990 Miss Oregon, Roxanna Farhletti, suspected her husband was having an affair. So did I, several in fact, but I had no proof.
  I'd tailed the President of Diva Computer Software to the elegant Tea Room at the posh Heathman Hotel. The downstairs held about sixty people and was three-quarters full, Farhletti sat at a round white marble table in front of the glowing fireplace that had an original Claude Gallee' hanging above it. He was having a dry martini — stirred, not shaken — with Judith Hardy, vice-president of the Software Development Division. I remembered her from a brief meeting they had earlier that day. Farhletti had just fired her boss, Andrew Tollman and the president of International Marketing, Deborah Slade. Hardy was next in line for Tollman's position and this meeting was set up to discuss her promotion. I sat in the mezzanine with a clear view of the whole scene.
  Hardy had changed out of her double-breasted business suit into a tomato red, cashmere mini-dress, polished red pumps, small ruby earrings, and a tasteful ruby necklace. A tiny silver ankle bracelet rounded out her ensemble. The dress complimented her sleek figure. She had undone her French braid so her thick red hair fell onto her slender shoulders like a fine mink collar. Away from the office, she seemed a different person. Her smile was less restrained, more generous. Her freckled skin appeared to glow and her oval face came alive with expression. If I didn't know better, I would have assumed her no more than a bright-eyed college student rather than a hard-nosed, dynamic V.P. of one of the largest software companies on the West Coast.
  Antonio Farhletti was another story. He wore a tailored gray herringbone suit, smoky gray silk tie, white tailored shirt with engraved silver cufflinks, waxed black leather shoes, platinum Rolex, and his plain 24 ct. gold wedding band. His slicked back, short, raven hair made him resemble a low-level hustler rather than the debonair sophisticate he really was.
  Though Farhletti sat with his back to me, I could see his reflection in the glass screen in front of the fireplace. Clean-shaven, angular face, beaklike nose, narrow brown eyes and narrow mouth was a face that I had become all too familiar. He was a regimented man of meticulous habits. Every morning he awoke at five. By five-thirty, he began his five-mile run. Monday morning he met with his domestic executive staff via teleconferencing, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon his personal trainer took Farhletti through a workout designed to tone and strengthen. Tennis on Tuesday and golf on Thursday doubled as business meetings with high-end clients. In between, he had private meetings with executive officers and spoke with his international executive team via videoconferencing. Monday through Friday, he took his wife to dinner at Brasserie Montmartre. On two of those nights, he met with Karen Carbo, president of Manufacturing, and Deniece Thomas, president of Research & Development at their homes.
  When I discussed his late night pow-wows with Mrs. Farhletti, she said she was well aware of her husband's private meetings. She mentioned it was common for Antonio to meet with his officers at their homes. Even so, she admitted, she had barged in on both Carbo and Thomas during one of their private sessions only to find them fully clothed and hashing out some company business. Like me, she still believed something was amiss. Like Mrs. Farhletti, I was unable to get the goods on her husband to prove it. The only things that seemed out of character for Farhletti this week were the firing of two Division heads and this public meeting with Hardy.
  Back at the Heathman Hotel, The Dave Marshall Trio was playing a mediocre rendition of "In A Sentimental Mood." Having settled into the soothing ambiance of vibrant conversations, music and soft lights, it was difficult for me not to relax. I had to keep reminding myself I was there for one reason, to nail an adulterer.
  I don't usually take domestic cases. They are too convoluted for my investigative taste. Insurance companies, financial institutions, corporations, they pay well and on time when you do a job to their satisfaction. Private clients are far more finicky and less profitable. My only reason for taking this particular case was that six of the Pacific Northwest's finest PI's had come up empty on this guy. That intrigued me, that and the grand a day plus expenses.
  Hardy sat across from Farhletti. Smoke from the cigarette she held in her left hand, curled about her face. When I was ten, I had a deaf uncle who taught me to read lips. The key is to forget sound and watch the mouth form the words. In the beginning, I could only pick off a few words. Gradually sporadic words flowed into concrete sentences. Then one day, it became as easy as dreaming. I've not only mastered the skill but the ability to prevent people from realizing what I'm doing. It's a secret I keep from even my closest friends. Hardy's cherry red lipstick made it easy.
  Most of the conversation centered on finalizing a software package called U-T, expanding into foreign markets, increasing domestic sales and sizing down. Hardy asked Farhletti about Benton Lawson. She said he was still causing problems at the Beaverton Research Complex. Farhletti's response brought a sinister smile to Hardy's face, the type I'd seen plastered on Colombian drug members who had permission to kill someone who'd been a pain in the ass. Right then I knew Hardy was not only good at what she did but that she enjoyed it.
  We were in the middle of our respective drinks when a man joined them. A well-groomed corporate type, wearing an expensive suit, moved as if he were in an ingratiating spotlight. Farhletti seemed indifferent to his presence. Hardy greeted him as though she expected him. The stranger took the seat to the right of Farhletti. That put him in position for me to read his lips. The man made small talk. Hardy appeared interested. Farhletti was gracious but seemed bored. Farhletti excused himself. The man waited until Farhletti was out of sight before he spoke again. He told Hardy all had gone as planned and they could proceed with the next step.
  "No hitches," was his response to an apparent question from Hardy, whose mouth was obscured by her coffee cup. The man removed a sealed, padded manila envelope from his inside jacket pocket and handed it to Hardy under the table. On the man's manicured left pinkie was an enormous emerald ring. Hardy quickly slipped the envelope into her purse.
  "Everything you need is in that package," the man said.
  I watched the man with the enormous emerald ring leave, not knowing what to make out of what I had just witnessed. Farhletti returned. He asked Hardy what their visitor had wanted. She smiled seductively and said, "Her body." Farhletti said he could understand his interest in such an admirable asset, and then moved to sit at the right of Hardy.
  Hardy and Farhletti toasted with a glass of expensive champagne, kissing after taking a sip. Hardy looked around. I tapped my hand on the table while looking at the band, which were playing a tolerable rendition of Billy Strayhorn's "Passion Flower." When I checked my watch, I could see out of the corner of my eye that Hardy was still staring in my direction. I looked around, appearing annoyed, as if searching for someone who was late. It seemed to work. By the time I took a sip of my Club Soda and lime,
  Hardy's interest in me had ceased.
  Farhletti caressed Hardy's cheek. Hardy kissed his palm. Farhletti placed his hand on her knee and whispered something into her ear that made her green eyes light with anticipation. When Hardy put a slender arm around Farhletti's shoulders, I thought they were going to do the nasty right there. I waited a few minutes before I left. My instincts told me I would need my telephoto lens. I already knew what they would be doing, and where.
  
  
CHAPTER EIGHT
  
I called Renita from my car on my way to questioning the board members. All was quiet to the point Renita was bored. Sutherland's fingerprints came up empty. There was nothing new on our mystery employer. I had become less concerned about our employer and more concerned about the killers since my visit to the Windell Estate. Renita had followed up on acquiring names of people at Diva Computer Software who were capable of creating a DVD like the one we received. I asked Renita to narrow the list. That required field interviews to get a feel for motives and access. Renita was happy to do it.
  On the one hand, I was glad to get Renita more involved in fieldwork. On the other hand, she was making me nervous. I'd seen what effect carrying a loaded weapon had on people. There is an anxious desire to pull that trigger. You are nagged by a twisted impulse, a morbid curiosity, to discover what it's like to shoot someone.
  "Renita be careful," I said. "This is not a game. Use your gun if you have to but only if you have to. Is that clear?"
  "I'm not a psycho C. J."
  "I know. Just be careful."
  "Sounds like someone's a bit concerned," Renita said.
  "More than a bit," I said.
  "I knew I was wearing you down. Don't fight it honey. Come to mama."
  In my honest opinion, I didn't think Renita stood a chance if she encountered those contract killers. I wished I could have backed the whole affair up and somehow left her out of it.
   "You need help," I told her. "Just make certain to keep your weapon concealed. You don't want to unnecessarily frighten anyone."
  "Yes dear."
  "Check in with me when you're done."
  "Yes dear."
  "Renita."
  "Yes dear?"
  "Quit calling me dear."
  "Alright snookems."
  This morning's Willamette Times had carried an article by Shawn Calloway. While he had taken a couple of backhanded snipes at people, surrounding Genevieve Windell there was succinct background information on the "surviving board." It proved to be a helpful introduction. My mystery source had been anemic regarding them. Whether they didn't have the information or didn't regard them as important, I couldn't answer. The revered sentiments expressed by board members in the article regarding Clinton Windell, I dismissed as bull. Between the information in the preliminary police report and The Willamette Times article, I was ready.
  All of the board members lived in Southwest Hills. Albert Taylor was an affable white-haired man with graceful movements and a gentle manner. I found it difficult to believe he was capable of being tough enough to be part of an executive team. While he disliked Clinton Windell, I didn't get the impression he had anything to gain by having him murdered. There was still the question of the gems. When I asked Albert about them, he claimed full knowledge of their existence. When I asked how he knew, Albert told me it was a company purchase. Everyone on the board knew about them. The amount and cargo were itemized in the company's financial documents. Albert Taylor was scratched from my list of possible suspects. He answered every question honestly and directly. As Destini had said his alibi was solid. Returning to my car, I noticed a hauntingly familiar sight parked in Albert's driveway that wasn't there when I arrived, a sapphire Jaguar. The license plate was different but it was the same year, make, model, and style as the one that had tailed me. I asked Mr. Taylor about the car. His wife appeared at his side. She had just returned from a visit with a friend. Mr. Taylor informed me that all of the Bellingham board members drove the same Jaguar. They were leased company cars. It was Clinton Windell's idea. He said Windell thought it would give Bellingham an image of fast track modern luxury that could translate to more business from the nouveau riche. "An exercise in excess if you ask me," Mr. Taylor went on to say.
  While Carlos Mendoza and Ronald Davis clearly hated Clinton Windell for what they regarded as backstabbing undercutting methods that Windell used to keep himself on top they had no proof. I doubted those men would have hired anyone to kill Windell judging by their temperaments. They would have shot Clinton Windell themselves.
  Stuart Wu was another matter. He was a smallish man of Chinese descent with clear skin, a high forehead, flat nose, and taut mouth. He had a shimmering black ponytail and his eyes were dark and calm.
  "Have you spoken with Andrea yet?" Stuart asked.
  "Andrea Bettencourt?" I said.
  "Yes."
  "Should I?"
  "I think you'll find a conversation with her interesting," Stuart said.
  "How so?"
  "She's a widow you know."
  "I didn't," I said. I did know about Andrea Bettencourt being a widow but pretended not to.
  "And she places her reason for being so squarely on the shoulders of Clinton Windell," Stuart said.
  "Really," I said feigning surprise by the news.
  "Clinton would invite Harvey Bettencourt along on our once-a-month skydiving excursions," Stuart said. "Harvey had a heart condition. Both his doctor and Andrea urged him not to go. If Harvey hedged, Clinton would goad him into it by playing on his ego. 'I understand if you're not up to it Harv. Sometimes I have difficulty keeping it together when I'm up there with a strong heart. I can imagine how tough it must be for you.' It was bad enough Andrea was the more respected of the two by the board but Clinton would tweak Harvey every chance he got. It worked every time.
  "Coincidentally, Harvey died two years to the day Clinton was murdered. His parachute didn't open. Investigators said his primary ripcord didn't work. Harvey panicked had a stroke and never tried his auxiliary cord."
  "Sounds like an unfortunate series of events," I said.
   "The investigation was closed as a skydiving accident. His parachute would have opened had Harvey pulled his auxiliary cord. He would still be alive. That's a difficult loss for a mother of three."
  Wu paused to take me in. He was sizing me up to determine if I were swayed enough by his story to regard Andrea Bettencourt as a primary suspect.
  "What about you?" I asked.
  "What about me?"
  "How did you feel about Clinton Windell?"
  "I didn't feel anything. He was my boss. I did my job as I will continue to do now that he's deceased."
  "Any gripes or unsettled scores?"
  Mr. Wu smiled. "Who doesn't have such demons in their life? But I assure you there was nothing between Clinton Windell and myself that would constitute murder."
  It was clear Stuart Wu was cool, evasive, and shrewd befitting his background as a corporate attorney. Useful skills in the courtroom as well as in business they also fared well for thieves and murderers. His alibi was that he attended The Phantom of the Opera with — ironically — Andrea Bettencourt the same woman he was attempting to serve up. Wu told me
  Bettencourt was distraught over it being the anniversary of her husband's death. Wu stayed to comfort her. When Stuart believed, Bettencourt was back to her old self he came home. How much and what kind of comfort Stuart offered I didn't inquire. Wu was smart enough not to have given me an alibi that wouldn't pan out. That made it believable.
  Renita called on my way to Andrea Bettencourt's house. She had two Diva employees left to interview. I asked if she had had any problems. She said Judith Hardy had given her full run of the place. There was an anxious pause before Renita asked me, "Wasn't a sapphire Jaguar following you yesterday?"
  "Yes," I said.
  "License plate HADES," Renita said.
  "Where are you?" I asked.
  "Looking out of the Human Resources Director's office at the company parking lot," Renita answered. "Renita —"
   "I wanted to be certain before I tried getting a look at this guy." "Stay put I'm on my way," I said.
  "Am I missing something here?" Renita asked.
  "What do you mean?"
  "Why do I get the feeling you don't trust me to do this?"
  "We're a team," I said. "This situation requires teamwork more than any we've ever encountered."
  "You mean babysitting," Renita said. "I'm perfectly capable of handling myself C. J."
  "I'd ask for backup if I were in your position," I said not meaning it but hoping Renita would buy it.
  "Must I remind you I have a black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and
  Jujitsu?"
  As if a bullet cares, I thought. "We'll talk about it when I get there." "Sure," Renita said. I could tell by her tone that Renita was feeling headstrong about going through with her plan.
  "Complete your interviews but for God's sake do not confront the driver of that car."
  "Wait! Someone's heading for the Jaguar!" Renita said.
  "This man is not working alone," I said. "You're going to need backup."
  "I'm going to get a closer look."
  "Renita stay put!" The phone went dead. I drove as fast as I could to Diva.

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Michael R. Lane's passions for reading and creative writing inspired him to devour everything from contemporary novels to classical literature. Creative writing erupted into a joy that would not be contained. Michael has composed poetry and stories for more than three decades, and has had poetry and fiction published in numerous publications.

For more information about the author, please visit his website at MichaelRLane.com and his author page on Goodreads.

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The Gem Connection by Michael R. Lane

The Gem Connection by Michael R. Lane

A C. J. Cavanaugh Mystery

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Clinton Windell is murdered and robbed of twenty million dollars in uncut gems. C. J. Cavanaugh is hired to root out the murderers. There's only one catch. C. J. and his partner must keep mum they're working the case.

Between the killers, Homicide Detective Pendleton, and their client, C. J. must utilize every ounce of cunning to keep him and his partner out of prison or the morgue long enough to capture the killers …

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Please Welcome Historical Mystery Author Harriet Steel

Omnimystery News: Guest Post by Harriet Steel

We are delighted to welcome author Harriet Steel to Omnimystery News today.

Harriet begins a new historical mystery series set in Sri Lanka with Trouble in Nuala (August 2016 trade paperback and ebook formats) and we asked her to tell us a little more about it.

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Apart from writers' block, I suspect one of the things authors most dread is the question: 'Where do you get your ideas from?' You probably have about a minute to explain all the ways that your characters and their stories elbow their way into your imagination before your listener's eyes start to glaze over. So with that in mind, I'll try to be brief!

Observing everyday life is of course one of the great ways of getting inspiration for your writing. I've been doing something mundane like walking round the supermarket or weeding the garden when my attention's been caught by something that sets off a train of thought. That might be start of a short story, it may even be the germ of a novel. (It also means that my pockets are usually full of scribbled-on scraps of paper that tumble out like confetti at the end of the day and need to be deciphered.)

There have often been times when travelling has provided the spark too. Separation from everyday concerns and pressures definitely has a liberating effect that can lead to all sorts of exciting new projects.

This was certainly the case with my new release, Trouble in Nuala, the first in my Inspector de Silva Mysteries series, a murder mystery that was inspired by my visit to Sri Lanka, the former British colony of Ceylon. I was lucky enough to have the chance to visit the country last winter and fell in love with it straight away. In order to add extra depth and tension, I chose to set the story in the 1930s, a time when British Colonial rule created interesting contrasts, and also conflicts, with the island's traditional culture.

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There are many murder mysteries around, and I've been asked more than once what makes Trouble in Nuala stand out? Compelling characters and a good plot with plenty of red herrings and twists are a given in the genre so I would say that it's largely down to its setting in Ceylon. Quite apart from the colonial aspect, the island was then, as it is now, a fascinating place with a colourful mix of races (who today, thankfully, seem to have recovered extraordinarily well from the tragedies of their recent past) as well as wonderful scenery and wildlife. The variety is mind-boggling from the enormous range of exotic birds and reptiles to Indian elephants and water buffaloes. You may even have the luck to see a leopard basking on a sunny rock or slinking through the undergrowth in pursuit of a spotted deer. All that colour made choosing a cover design great fun.

Murder mystery is a very plot-driven genre but nevertheless, with Trouble in Nuala, my main character, Inspector Shanti de Silva, took shape first, inspired by various people I met on my travels around Sri Lanka. He's pragmatic but principled with a mischievous sense of humour; at times impetuous and occasionally a rebel. As my plots develop though, I usually find that they serve to deepen characterisation and that was certainly the case here as Inspector Shanti de Silva and the other characters revealed themselves.

A second Inspector de Silva mystery is already well advanced and you can read a sample at the end of Trouble in Nuala. After that, there are plenty more adventures for de Silva queueing up to be written.

Finally, you can enter to win (through October 3rd, 2016) one of four print copies of Trouble in Nuala; see the widget, below.

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Harriet Steel writes historical novels, short stories and murder mysteries. She's married with two grown-up daughters and lives in England in the beautiful Surrey Hills. She loves to walk there, enjoying the flowers and wildlife and thinking about who to murder next. The exercise is also vital to counteract the effects of all those hours spent putting her ideas down on paper when she gets home.

For more information about the author, please visit her blog and her author page on Goodreads, or find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel

Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel

An Inspector de Silva Mystery

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When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife Jane to his new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala he anticipates a more restful life than police work in the big city entails. However an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances present him with a riddle that he will need all his experience to solve.

Set on the exotic island of Ceylon in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and relaxing mystery spiced with humour and a colourful cast of characters.

Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel

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When an Indiana college student is abducted, Jonathan and his team of ace operatives unravel a deadly scheme the government wants ignored. Someone wants to control a devastating secret. Someone rich, powerful, and willing to kill anyone to get it. Even the people Jonathan loves most.

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During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction. But the killers have not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior … a treasure that could reshape the world.

With the Vatican in turmoil, Sigma Force under the command of Grayson Pierce leaps into action, pursuing a deadly mystery that weaves through sites of the Seven Wonders of the World and ends at the doorstep of an ancient, mystical, and terrifying secret order. For there are those with dark plans for the stolen sacred remains that will alter the future of humankind … when science and religion unite to unleash a horror not seen since the beginning of time.

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