WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU FOUND A DEAD BODY ON YOUR FLOOR? DEAD ON ARRIVAL BOOK 1 OF THE LAURA & GERRY MYSTERY SERIES BY KAREN VAUGHAN IS A FUN, WITTY, AND DELICIOUSLY EVIL MURDER MYSTERY.
The mystery starts here and so does murder, mayhem, and a little romance. Someone went to the trouble of dumping a body in Laura's living room. She knew the victim from work but who killed him and gift wrapped him? Is someone trying to tell her something? Enter the hunky building manager, an attractive detective and some unscrupulous parties and you have a mystery with some comical twists and sexy interludes
M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
5.0 out of 5 stars DEATH TAKES US ALL
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2013Verified Purchase
Dead on arrival, a Laura Hamilton murder mystery by Karen Vaughan is a must read for anyone who loves a mystery with a bit of twisted humor.
Ms. Vaughan, brings us a brilliant and funny character in Laura Hamilton. This book is a definite keeper and will find a place in my reread list through the years. Truly who cannot love a book whose main character is full of charm, wit, and adventure.
A highly recommended murder mystery.
A HARROWING TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL & ESCAPE RUSSIAN OCCUPIED POLAND IN 1913 BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR VIV DREWA - FROM THE PAGES OF GRANDFATHER'S LIFE
Short, Suspenseful, Sweet and oh so Harrowing.
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2015
In 1913, Lucjan Czepirski is a man trapped in Russian occupied Poland. This short story concentrates on his escape and is suspenseful until the very end. Viv Drewa paints a story about a desperate man determined to have a better life. Five Stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars True story of adversity and courage
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2015
Viv Drewa’s “From the Pages of Grandfather’s Life” presents us with the harrowing escape of the author’s grandfather, Lucjan, from Russian-occupied Poland. Lucjan is not alone and fortunately can rely on his friends, Franciszek and Andrzej. But their dangers are very real and the reader is held in suspense until the end. “From the Pages of Grandfather’s Life” is an excellent encounter of what many immigrants may have experienced, making it a gem not to be missed.
A TAUT AND THRILLING LOOK AT HIGH STAKES BURGLARY & A FAMILY SECRET WITH DEADLY REPERCUSSIONS. DIAMONDS AND LIES - BY NY TIMESBESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS - WEEK OF 8/17 - 8/21 ONLY .99¢
Sparkling rocks, family secrets, and seductive liesMia’s advertising career masks a side job in the family business―the business is thievery and the competition kills. Partnering with her brother, Andy, Mia is drawn into a short timeline to plan a diamond heist to make good on Andy’s double-cross of the crime boss who hired him for the prior job. Openly teasing the mark, Mia plays with the jeweler’s attraction to her, insinuating herself into his life, gaining his confidence. When Andy’s past threatens them both, Mia abandons the heist and disappears. The mark, under Mia’s spell, hides and protects her from danger. They are both in peril as her brother’s stalker closes in on them. Alternating between ecstasy and fear, she has to make a fateful decision.
Is she placing her trust in the wrong man? Can a relationship built on lies become real?
Bronze Medal Winner: Readers' Favorite2019 International Book Awards ~ Fiction - Novella
"Diamonds and Lies is a taut and thrilling look at high stakes burglary and a family secret with deadly repercussion. Goss's plot is intricate and ingenious, and her characters are well defined and credible, particularly Mia."--Jack Magnus,Readers' Favorite Reviewer
"This novella is written in an exciting, fast paced style. Just as each day flies by with new mysterious happenings, so does the actual reading. The character development is intriguing as the reader is soon cheering on the two burglars, hoping they will solve the mystery of who is on their trail...Author Inge-Lise Goss has developed an engaging and intriguing mystery in Diamonds and Lies."--Deborah Lloyd, Readers' Favorite Reviewer
"Inge-Lise Goss is masterful in weaving together a tale that is filled with unexpected twists and turns and yet manages to stay on course."--Maria Beltran, Readers Favorite Reviewer
TO SEE THE SIGHTS BY BRIDGITTE LESLEY - HAS IT ALL - SURPRISE, EXCITEMENT, BREATHTAKING SUSPENSE - AND ROMANCE
Tina’s wishes came true when she accepted the offer as an au pair for three weeks. She would be able to take her vacation and see all the sights. The only worry was their father who posed a threat.
Tina decided to take her vacation but needed a companion. Living in a coastal town the sightseeing options were endless.
Phillip needed an au pair to look after his two daughters for the duration of the holidays. Tina immediately responded but was rejected.
Tina changed her mind about her vacation until Phillip phoned her out of desperation. She accepted the assignment and the threesome had an action-packed holiday. But Tina had to be careful. Their father had her head and heart reeling.
Bridgitte Lesley has done it again - This is one author, who never lets you down…
I was reading this book on a train and nearly missed my destination stop, as I was so enthralled.
I won’t give much away, as I do not want to spoil it for other readers, however, this is I will say …. your emotions will get a workout! The story has it all, surprises, excitement and breathtaking suspense.
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth the read.
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2014I couldn’t put this book down! Mrs, Jeeves’ character is so full of fun. She isn’t typical at all. The write-up of the novel is what drew me. It made me wonder. When you mention the word widow you immediately think of a woman who is a little older. As for Peter, well I had the same thoughts. I would prefer a hotel. But after reading this I am glad he chose the B&B! This novel is full of fun. Lots of laughter. Oh there are moments when you take a deep breath and wonder what is going to happen. But things right themselves and the happiness is back. I can definitely recommend this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it from the very first page to the last! Such a feel good read right through!
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful and happy story this is. This is definitely a clean, cozy romance.
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2015
What a wonderful and happy story this is. This is definitely a clean, cozy romance which could happen to almost anyone if they are lucky enough! Mrs. Jeeves, the owner of the B&B has a hidden side to her! At the B&B she is ultra conservative--but hidden inside is a fun loving woman with a marvelous voice which for a dare she parleys into free food for her B&B. Claire is suddenly out of a job and turns to Mrs. Jeeves who takes her in-acting more like a Mom then anything else. Meanwhile Claire's father Peter who has raised Claire as a single father her entire life comes to the B&B for a vacation. And the rest as they say is history!
I will definitely be reading more of Bridgitte Lesley's books--what a breathe of fresh air!
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MIKAYLA HAS LOST HER MEMORY AND SOMEONE IS TRYING TO KILL HER. WILL SHE REMEMBER IN TIME? A ROMANTIC MURDER MYSTERY BY KAREN VAUGHAN - THE MERMAID WITH THE SEAHORSE TATTOO
On the surface to think and watch the world go by, Mikayla a mermaid witnesses an violent act and is injured. Found by a tourist, Mikayla can't remember the event and who or even what she is. Can Damien and the police keep her safe while the bad guys try to find her? Get ready for mystery, fantasy and romance in one book!!!!
M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
5.0 out of 5 stars A MAGICAL FANTASY
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2019I received this book as a gift from my sister and absolutely adored this story. Mikayla a mermaid is a bit bored with her life under the sea and unsure if she wants to marry, so she goes up to sit on her favorite rock on the surface. She witnesses a horrific blast and is injured, and found by a handsome stranger.
Unfortunately, she doesn't know who or what she is. Will she figure it out, and will the cops find a way to help her before the bad guys find her?
I adored this short tale, full of romance, mystery, and fantasy.
A MASTERFULLY WRITTEN - GRIPPING TALE - MIDNIGHT OWL: A JOE LEVERETTE MYSTERY BOOK 1 BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR VIV DREWA
Detectives Joe Leverette and Philip Marsden are assigned to investigate the murder of a woman who was found dismembered in Port Huron, Michigan. After investigations, it is discovered the murderer is going after the individuals who found each of the body parts.
Leverette becomes interested in Carole Sage, one of the women involved, who is a sensitive but is unable to pursue her due to her involvement in the case. His colleagues in the police force notice the infatuation he has for the woman, but she does not.
The witnesses dream about the murderer removing the particular body part they would eventually find, are startled awake and then they hear an owl hoot several times. Fearing skepticism, they don't reveal their dreams to law enforcement.
Carole Sage actually sees the original murder plus the murder of the individual witnesses. Police Chief Billingsley understands the gift she possesses and arranges a sting operation in order to catch the murderer which fails. Two witnesses are dead and they don't want any more to die.
This books is for 18+ due to the violence.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Usual Cosy Murder Mystery!
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2016Midnight Owl is the first book in the Joe Leverette Mystery Series. Don’t get too comfortable because the book starts off with a real bang. The action erupts on page one as a young woman is stalked. We, the readers, get to watch her death by dismemberment. That’s right, dismemberment. So if you’re looking for a sweet little murder mystery with a Miss Marple lookalike pottering around, think again. This is not it. The body is cut into six parts, and these parts are found by six individuals, completely unrelated to each other or the victim. The problem is, each ‘witness’ has had a horrible dream involving seeing the criminal kill the young woman. The body part they dream about is the one they find. They awaken to the sound of an owl hooting three times. Naturally, they don’t tell the police this because they’d be thought mad or even suspects. An even bigger problem is the killer is now going after these ‘witnesses’ and he manages to kill two. Detective Joe Leverette, who is assigned to the case, finds himself (hesitantly) attracted to one of the witnesses, Carole Sage, who is a ‘sensitive,’ meaning she can see the original murder and the murders of the two witnesses. The police sting set up to catch the killer fails, but is Carole next on his list?
Well, put aside your chores because you’ll just read and read and read (as I did) until you fall off the edge of the cliff. There’s no cliff-hanger in the conventional sense. The book ends with the reader going, “Oh no, don’t end now!” I’m a bit of a cosy mystery fan so this one had my hair standing on end. I love things that are slightly paranormal, but not outside the bounds of what could happen. I found the idea of the dreams and Carole’s psychic abilities fascinating. I also found the fact that the chief of police accepted her help in this regard quite refreshing. I wonder how many times a psychic has pointed out the location of a body to the police.
The book is quite graphic, but when you consider some novels and television series that make sure the reader/viewer is awash in blood and gore, I didn’t think this level of action overstepped the bounds. Murder, after all, is a bloody business and to commit cold, premediated murder, one has to be a particularly horrible person. I was disappointed that the book ended so abruptly, literally at the moment critique, but I have it on good authority that the author is writing furiously to continue the tale. I’m dying to know who the killer is, why the ‘witnesses’ had dreams, what’s the meaning of the owl hooting, so I’m eagerly waiting for the next in the series. I didn’t feel I got to know as much about Joe Leverette as I’d have liked, but that’s what sequels are for, and I hope the author expands on his character and back story. I’m also rooting for a romance between him and Carole. If you’re a murder mystery or detective thriller fan, you’ll love this book. Five stars.
A GRIPPING STORY FILLED WITH INTRIGUE, MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, AND A TOUCH OF ROMANCE. CISCO BANDITS BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS
Oil Is Vanishing From The Cisco Field And Revealing It Becomes A Death Sentence/ Newly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick goes undercover posing as an accountant for the Prudell Energy Company. After fending off the unwanted advances of a company executive, she stumbles on a murder scene staged to look as an accident. Then she learns another employee died in a suspicious oil well accident and a large quantity of oil is missing from the Cisco field.
˃˃˃ A Wild Mix Of Action, Adventure And Mystery All In One Fast-Paced Thrill-Ride!Her boss (and boyfriend) Ruben calls and warns Gwynn not to go poking her nose where it doesn’t belong and to wait for his directions. She promptly ignores his orders and sets out to solve the case, which quickly spirals out of her control as she ends up on the perpetrators’ hit list. Will Gwynn be able to maintain her cover”"or risk everything to crack the case?
˃˃˃ This One Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat Until The Very End!Any reader who enjoys action, adventure, murder mysteries, or just a plain good read will love Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Mystery.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and Suspenseful Thriller
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2015
I love thrillers, but the one thing I’m always missing is a story with a strong female in the lead role. And that’s exactly what this book has. Gwynn Reznick is a resourceful young woman, who knows her stuff when it comes to stealthy, undercover operations, and she uses all her skills and charms to get the job done. The one thing I really loved about this book is how the author managed to portray Gwynn as a skilled undercover operative, or PI, in a world of high stakes business without sacrificing her femininity, or having her do her job using seduction, etc. which seems to be the stereotypical role of women in thrillers.
Overall, the book is very well written and well paced. The author has a clear and concise writing style and I had no trouble picturing the scenes in the book as they unfolded. The twists and turns will keep you guessing right up to the end, and, believe me, you’ll be glued to the page for the duration. I know I was!
Highly recommended for all thriller fans!
Going To Work Becomes Very Dangerous in The Cost of Crude: A Gwynn Resnick Mystery by USA TODAY and Amazon Bestselling author Inge-Lise Goss
A Down And Dirty Look At Big Oil
Gwynn Reznick's life is shattered when her best friend and co-worker at Wilton Oil & Gas Company dies in a car crash. She doubts it was an accident. Her suspicion is confirmed when a private investigator, Ruben Dordi, shows up at her door. His team has discovered a trail of unusual deaths and disappearances among Wilton employees.
˃˃˃ Going To Work Becomes Very Dangerous
To make matters worse, Gwynn is under constant surveillance by those responsible for her friend's death. But that doesn't deter her from getting involved in the investigation. Danger lurks in every corner of the Wilton Tower. One false move could turn a risky situation into a death trap.
˃˃˃ A Hard To Put Down Thriller
As the investigation team digs deeper, they begin to unravel a sinister plot that threatens a catastrophic pipeline disaster. The story follows Gwynn as she delves deeper into the macabre machinations of people who are willing to kill for dollars, and in the process she learns things about herself that she’d never known.
Will they solve the crime before it is too late?
Silver Medal Winner: 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards
"An original and compelling read from beginning to end, "The Cost of Crude" by author Inge-Lise Goss clearly demonstrates her master of the mystery/suspense genre and is very highly recommended..."--Midwest Book Review
"The Cost of Crude is a work of fiction--a modern-day murder mystery, set against the backdrop of a two large-scale oil companies dueling for maximum profits. It is a page-turning thriller that continuously challenges the reader's assumptions about what will happen next." --The Portsmouth Review
"Inge-Lise Goss' romantic thriller, The Cost of Crude, is exciting and fast-paced. The author's experience auditing oil and gas companies makes the story feel authentic and real. Gwynn and Ruben are great main characters, both headstrong, independent and determined to keep things professional, and it's fun watching them interact. The plot is well-developed and the reader is swiftly thrown into action from the very first page. I enjoyed seeing how Ruben and his security team worked together and functioned as a team, complete with undercover agents and even a doctor who has miracle healing salves that work overnight. The Cost of Crude is also filled with political intrigue and the main story line is especially relevant with current concerns over the environment and the effects the oil and gas industries are having on it. The Cost of Crude is recommended reading." --Jack Magnus, Readers FavoriteReviewer
"A slick and well-crafted petro-thriller...Goss delivers a tightly written narrative with smartly rendered back drops from the start, where action comes quick and intrigue is sure to keep the pages turning."--Book Viral
"The Cost of Crude is a hard-to-put-down thriller. It won me over quickly, and every one of the many sticky situations Gwynn Reznick gets into has me reading as fast as I can to see if she can win free." --Book Ideas
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