There’s gold in them thar hills—or more precisely, in Arizona’s Chocolate Mountains, where one hundred years ago a miner stashed a king’s ransom of the stuff. But times have changed. The world has changed. And now the Chocolate Mountains are the home of the largest military artillery range in the world.
Harry’s living on disability and getting liquored up and beaten down. Frank’s a feisty old-timer battling cancer and a domineering daughter. And Ricky’s a good kid in a bad spot, doing everything for family. Together they’re staking what little they have left on a dangerous quest to the Big Maria Mine—and the gold that can offer them a new beginning.
Unfortunately a meth-dealing biker wants a piece, a trigger-happy AWOL soldier wants to play chicken in a live minefield, two stubborn burros want to go home, a starving mountain lion wants his dinner, and the US Army wants to rain on our heroes’ parade with real bombs.
When you’re all out of crazy ideas, you’ve got to try the stupid ones.
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Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Service’s unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady’s murder. Unfortunately, winning her first high-profile case for prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm Ellis Hayes, and subsequently landing her face all over the news, is not exactly “keeping a low profile.” Or so says hunky Secret Service agent Mark Ryan, whose newest assignment—despite Jess’s stubborn protests—is keeping her safe at all costs. It just so happens he’s also her ex-boyfriend.
As Jess hurtles closer to the truth—and the sexual tension between her and Mark grows hotter than ever—she finds herself in a race against the clock to find the answers before what she doesn’t know gets them both killed.
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When Howard and the girls leave town, Barb thinks she’ll have some quiet, peaceful alone time. Of course, this is calamity-prone Barbara Marr. Her life doesn’t know quiet or peaceful. And forget alone. With her air conditioning on the fritz, Barb accepts an invitation from a famous thriller writer to spend a few days in a cool and comfortable lakeside house. There is just one problem: the house has a few odd characters lurking about. They aren’t after Barb, but that doesn’t stop her from becoming outrageously tangled in the lunacy and danger than ensues.
In this fifth installment of the Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Series, Barb finds herself fumbling through another laugh-out-loud caper while making some new and interesting friends along the way. You can buy this just-released cozy for only 77p this weekend.
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A Gothic Empress, a doctor and his trainee wife, an ambitious senator, a pious abbot…these are the prime movers in this gripping mystery set in 5th century Italy. When Getorius is invited to the palace and visits the newly built Mausoleum, he discovers an ancient papyrus with explosive contents that would have huge and devastating repercussions on the Empire if it were made public.
Could the papyrus possibly be genuine? Who hid it in the Mausoleum and why? Are they planning to reveal its contents? How is it connected to the symbol of a rooster that keeps appearing?
One by one, those who were with Getorius when the papyrus was discovered begin to die under suspicious circumstances. Getorius and his wife Arcadia must get to the bottom of the mystery before the plot is unleashed, and before they become its next victims!
With fascinating insights into 5th century medicine, religion, society and culture, The Secundus Papyrus is original, dramatic, and exciting; an evocative and detailed historical mystery that brings the twilight years of the Roman Empire to life. Buy this novel for only 99p today.
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NYPD Red – the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America’s most extreme city -hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission.
A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. The number of victims grows, and many New Yorkers secretly applaud the idea of justice won at any price.
NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are put on the case when a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections disappears. Zach and Kylie have to find what’s really behind this murderer’s rampage while political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance. But Kylie has been acting strange recently – and Zach knows whatever she’s hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.
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The rape of a young asylum seeker plunges family care lawyer Lilly Valentine into the toughest case of her life.
14-year-old Anna lives in Hounds Place, a hostel in Bedfordshire for youngsters seeking refuge from the atrocities being carried out in their homelands. A chance meeting with three public schoolboys ends in her being horrifically assaulted. When Artan, Anna’s friend and a fellow asylum seeker, approaches Lilly about seeking justice through the courts she warns him that the law may not be on their side. Who will believe the words of an asylum seeker over the account of three privileged English boys? Despite this, Lilly is loath to get involved. After all, she is supposed to be putting her family and work commitments first.
But Lilly quickly lives to regret that decision when Artan and Anna turn up at a school armed with guns, determined to take matters into their own hands. The day turns to tragedy and Anna is arrested. Wracked with guilt, Lilly is compelled to take on Anna’s case despite the objections of her boyfriend Jack, boss, and most importantly, her own son Sam – a pupil at the school.
Her decision to defend Anna attracts a huge backlash from the press and the community. And when local racist groups pick up on the story, Lilly’s family and friends become a target. Can Lilly follow her conscience and defend Anna – or is this case just too close to home?
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From the son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, these are the first three of The Grantchester Mysteries, detective novels spanning thirty years of British history – from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 to the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 – featuring the unforgettable vicar and sleuth, Sidney Chambers
Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death (Only 51p) Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a thirty-two-year-old bachelor. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the colour of hazelnuts and a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney is an unconventional clergyman and can go where the police cannot.
Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night (Only 51p) Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King’s College Chapel, a case of arson at a glamour photographer’s studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester’s finest spin bowler.
Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil (Only 99p) It is the 1960s and Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life in Grantchester rarely stays quiet for long.
The year is 1588. The Spanish Armada has recently been defeated, and Queen Elizabeth rides in triumph through a celebrating London. But even in peace, the city has a deadly underbelly.
When the body of a Portuguese nobleman turns up on the banks of the Thames with a seal around his neck all fingers point towards Lord Rokesby as the murderer – particularly as the foreigner was last seen at a dinner party at his house the night before.
Yet there is more to this murder than meets the eye. John Lovat, Lord Rokesby’s illegitimate brother, is called in to dig deeper into the events surrounding the death.
And the more he uncovers, the more complex the crime becomes. Soon Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth’s chief counsellor and spy-master, takes an interest in the case.
And Lovat finds himself caught up in ‘A Murderous Affair’ – one that involves murder, betrayal and infidelity and which will take him from grand houses to the mean streets of Elizabethan London as he tracks down the truth.
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Nina Todd is not the sort of person you’d notice – and that’s the way she likes it. She lives a quiet life: dull job, dependable boyfriend, no disruptions. When Nina meets Rupert in a hotel, it leads to an empty adulterous encounter that she’d rather forget.
But it soon becomes clear that Rupert won’t. Is it pure infatuation, or something more sinister? Who is Rupert, and what is the power he holds over her? And who is Nina Todd?
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When Cassie sees a job advertised for a couple to run a remote Australian farm, she thinks it will be the perfect escape for her and Graham. But trapped under the baking sun of the outback, paranoia sets in. There’s no radio and they send but never receive any letters.
Their enigmatic and unusually forgiving boss Larry and his wife Mara have secrets, sedatives, and some very odd habits: a result of their isolated lifestyle or something more sinister? And there’s always the sensation, in the stark brush of the red desert, that eyes are watching them …
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