Title: Five Quickies for Roger and Suzanne
Author: Jerold Last
Five Quickies for Roger and Suzanne is an anthology of shorter mystery stories featuring characters from the popular South American mystery series solving murders in South America and at home in Los Angeles. The collection features a new novella set in northwest Argentina's Andes mountains featuring Roger and Suzanne meeting for the first time in The Empanada affair. This is a completely revised version of the previous novel with the same title. A short story entitled The Haunted Gymnasium set in Fortaleza, Brazil features Roger and Vincent Romero investigating an apparent murder in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Another short story for dog lovers and others entitled The Dog With No Name tells the story of Roger's first case as a private detective. In Los Angeles we have the noir short story Someone Did It To the Butler and the novella The Body in the Parking Structure (also available separately as a $0.99 Kindle e-book) featuring Roger, Suzanne, Bruce, and Vincent. Enjoy the Quickies, which introduce several of the recurring characters in the series and are a great place to begin it. FREE to download from Kindle Unlimited.
Title: The Deadly Dog Show
Author: Jerold Last
Roger and Suzanne solve a complex murder mystery with the help of Juliet, a Champion German Shorthaired Pointer. Roger goes undercover impersonating a wealthy a show dog owner to investigate murders, mayhem, and miscellaneous other crimes occurring at California dog shows. Along the way, Suzanne picks up an ominous stalker. The backgrounds are authentic, as the author and his wife breed and show champion German Shorthaired Pointers. One of their real dogs, Jolie, is the source of the cover photo and the model for the fictional Juliet.
As the case unfolds Roger and his friends encounter drug cartels, crooked cops, and high level corruption. They also learn a great deal, as will the reader, about how dog shows work, how dogs are judged, and what it takes for a dog to win the coveted titles of Champion and Grand Champion. There's also lots of inside stuff about dog training and what it's like to live with a high energy hunting dog that loves their human family.
FREE to download from Kindle Unlmited.
Title: The Mystery on Lighthouse Island
Author: Robin Rowles
The Mystery on Lighthouse Island, is Book 1 of: The Fabulous Four Mystery Series:
This children's and adventure series is set in 1960s Britain. It will delight children of all ages.
The Fabulous Four are: Julian (11), Lucy (10), and Anne and Stan (6). The children are feeling very excited about their school summer holidays!
Their initial holiday plans have to be changed at the last moment - due to an unexpected and frightening event!
However, all is not lost for the expectant children. Another unexpected family event creates another opportunity for them! They are soon enjoying a lovely family holiday, down on the coast with their Aunt Alice and Uncle John.
Julian, Lucy, Anne and Stan are delighted when they discover that their Uncle John works as a lighthouse-keeper on Lighthouse Island.
And, even more exciting - the children discover a mystery on Lighthouse Island!
Will the Fabulous Four be able to track down the culprits? Will justice be done? - It's time to find out!
Join The Fabulous Four on their fun, challenging and surprising adventures. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
This story is an entertaining and cozy mystery. It is suitable and ideal for family reading.
There is no violence or bad language in this story - only fun, excitement, challenges and adventure!
Title: THE UNUSUAL, UNKNOWN & UNEXPLAINED
Author: LaVonna Moore
Do you like mysteries? Spooky stories? This ebook is a collection of 72 true account short stories involving miracle and near-death experiences, guardian angels, the paranormal, the unexplained, dreams, premonitions, psychic experiences, the bizarre and legends. The stories take place in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. There is also a story and photographs witnessing a bizarre ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These are interviews I conducted over a two year period from individuals of all ages. The book also contains amazing photographs captured by various people. Some of the stories have the names of the individual and some of the stories have only their initials. A few requested that they remain anonymous. The miracle and near-death experiences are intense testimonies of what they experienced before, during and after death. There are several haunted house, ghost stories and just plain creepy tales. Prepare to step into the world of the unknown.
Ebook Type: Audio Included,
Title: Poetic Justice
Author: Lori James
This novel has a little something for everyone. There's murder, mystery, romance and something for pet lovers, too.
A single mom and a stray cat turn a Homicide Detective's life upside down. When Detective Mark Stevens is called to a murder scene, he meets the victim's sister Beverley Ramsey. As time goes on he begins having feelings for her. But he's determined to remain professional. His heart has been closed for many years due to being hurt in the past.
With the help of his street cop sidekick Juan Estevez and a stray cat he names Buddy, his heart begins to open.
As the frustrating investigation comes to a close, an arrest is made. A trial begins. Did Detective Stevens fumble the case? Is the right person on trial?
The trial is overseen by a tough judge. The prosecutor is just a little too big for his britches. The feisty, female, defense attorney is not to be taken lightly.
If you like trial watching and want a peek into the lives of high powered attorneys, this novel is for you.
Note from the author: Poetic Justice is a murder mystery with a romantic twist. I hope you enjoy visiting with these characters as much as I did.
Title: House of the Caduceus
Author: Mallory Neeve Wilkins
Mystery and spirituality come together in the novel 'House of the Caduceus' when the building of a Feng Shui house, in the mountains on the Pacific west coast, is threatened by a dynamic meeting of Eastern and Western cultures. Everything vibrates and has motion, but a house carries energy from the land, the architect, the builder and everyone who works on it or lives in it.
When a powerful negative energy affects the mood, health and lifestyle of the Architect, Maria Powers, Interior Designer, Karme Chan and their team as they begin one of Canada's most difficult and dangerous construction feats, kundalini's mystical movement opens their path to enlightenment.
Before construction can commence, the land must be cleansed of its negative energy and a group of inspired people must be selected. Guided by a persceptive Shaman and his own intuition, the land owner, Airik Alcadinho, encounters conflicts and mysteries that lead him to Oatman, Arizona.
'Caduceus' carries the energy of kundalini, throughout history, as a healing symbol of power and health by indicating the knowledge of keeping in balance. Without it, death and chaos occur. As they each struggle to complete the retreat home in a harsh environment, the mystical movement of energy controls their fate.
Title: Hunter Down
Author: Jerold Last
In a suspenseful thriller set in Southern California's exotic world of pointing dogs and canine hunt tests, a rifle shot rings out in the early morning stillness. A hunter is down, and it will take all of the skills of Private Detective Roger Bowman to solve this case. There are no clues, no suspects, and no apparent motive. There's lots of suspense as dogs hunt for birds and humans hunt for a cold-blooded killer. Can be read as a series entry or as a stand alone novel. Free from Kindle Unlimited.
The book's details about hunt tests are authentic and have been carefully researched. So is all of the information about dogs. The author's wife breeds and trains German shorthaired pointers for the show ring and for hunt tests in the field. The cover photo is of one of our own dogs, Viñia. She is still active in the fieldand loves to sniff out and point birds at age 11.5.
The regional locales in Southern California's Inland Empire are also authentic. The author lives and works in Califonia.
Title: The Ambivalent Corpse
Author: Jerold Last
What do a dismembered body and South American indigenous creation legends have in common? The answer to this question is a crucial clue as Roger Bowman and Suzanne foster solve a brutal murder in Montevideo, Uruguay. But, before they can solve this suspenseful whodunit mystery, they find themselves visiting much of the rest of Uruguay, as well as Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, in search of clues. One site they visit is Iguazu Falls (the book cover is a photo the author's wife took of the Falls), the largest waterfall in the world as measured by volume of water passing over the Falls, and the site of one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the world.
Readers will get an introduction to several of the countries in the southern tier of South America, as well as regional foods and wines and to Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. The author has lived in Montevideo and knows it well, both as a resident and as a tourist.
The Ambivalent Corpse introduces several important recurring characters from the Roger and Suzanne South American mystery series who we'll meet again in later books of the series. The novel may be downloaded FREE from Kindle Unlimited.
Title: The Surreal Killer
Author: Jerold Last
The Surreal Killer is a multi-5-star psychological mystery that seamlessly mixes the genre of whodunit thriller with the theme of travel to exotic places to introduce readers to the regional culture and history of the Incas, while a mysterious modern-day murderer proves that we reap what we sow. This gripping novel takes us deep into the mind of a serial killer as the suspense mounts to a shocking conclusion. The story blends murder, intrigue, and the 20th Century history of Chile with the genesis of a serial killer. The Surreal Killer was an Indie Book of the Day award winner in 2013. This novel is the second entry in the Roger and Suzanne South American mystery series, which has been designed so that each book is complete in its own right and the series may be read in any order. Interestingly, Amazon also ranks The Surreal Killer highly (top 25) in the category of Nonfiction-Travel in South America-Peru, as the characters visit Lima, Cuzco, and Macchu Pichu in Peru on route to Northern Chile's Atacama Desert region.
Title: Visiting Lilly
Author: Toni Allen
Jake Talbot's a British cop, living in Surrey, UK. He moved out of London after his parents died at Christmas and his sister became mentally unwell. Talbot hates Christmas. It's Christmas. He takes on an easy case, som erich bloke upset because a young man wants to visit his grandmother in her residential care home. All young Frankie wants to do is visit Lilly, and Talbot can't see the harm in that - until Frankie starts to explain that he's been visiting Lilly in the past, when she was young, and beautiful. Surely he doesn't have a time machine? Impossible. The more Talbot digs, the more pressure comes from every quarter, including the Ministry of Defence, who have a keen interest in Frankie's activities. Is Frankie mad, or a genius? He's certainly unusual. Talbot's convinced that Frankie's simply naive, until someone shouts murder, and those who would keep the truth secret have Talbot running for his life. Will Frankie get to visit Lilly, the woman he loves? Or will the secrets of the past be buried forever?
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