Tag: Mystery

The Writer (San Juan Islands Mystery Book 1)


“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
-Oscar Wilde

College journalist Adele Plank has been granted a rare interview with one-time bestselling author, Decklan Stone. He is a man largely withdrawn from the world following the tragic death of his young wife twenty-seven years earlier. Adele ventures to the writer’s remote, private-island home in the beautiful San Juan Islands, and there begins a journey of dangerous discovery that will have her scrambling to unravel a mystery far more shocking and deadly than she could have ever imagined.

 

 

American Hercules: The Hind of Keryn: A Crime Serial


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In the tradition of NBC’s The Blacklist and Blackout, Space Buggy Press is proud to present AMERICAN HERCULES, a modern reimagining of the strongman’s classic Labors!

A Lernean Hydra is found ritualistically murdered in Keryn, Oregon, and Nathan Hercules and Catherine Meda are on the scene to investigate. What soon becomes clear to the members of Labor Division is that Henry Echidna’s reasons for being in Keryn are not what they initially appear, and that these reasons connect the town’s founder, Diana Artemis, to the missing Washington Zeus and a mysterious group known only as the Phorcydes Collective.

Back in D.C., Director Landon Eurystheus employs Persephone to spy on one member of his team, concerned there might be a traitor in their midst.

And in flashback action, delve into the history of Catherine Meda and her connection with the Midas Corporation!

The Body Reader


51bSbe0CNMLFor three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive.

After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice—and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead. Despite colleagues’ doubts about her mental state, she resumes her role at Homicide. Her new partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, doesn’t trust her sanity, and he has a story of his own he’d rather keep hidden. But a killer is on the loose, murdering young women, so the detectives have no choice: they must work together to catch the madman before he strikes again. And no one knows madmen like Jude Fontaine.

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Editorial Reviews

“Absorbing…”
–PublishersWeekly
 
The Body Reader is a superb novel full of suspenseful exploits… The story line itself is intriguing, with the past meshing with the present in unexpected ways. This is an electrifying murder mystery — one of the best of the year.”
–Mysterious Reviews
 
“[The Body Reader] is an interesting and unexpectedly complex story, and the author’s character development of the two troubled main protagonists is excellent.”
–Rhapsody in Books Weblog “I see the name Anne Frasier on a book and I know I am in for a treat…I thought it was avery unique premise and coupled with the good characters, made for an almost non-stop read for me. I highly recommend this.”
Pure Textuality The Body Reader is an excellent example of a character-driven book, and while the crime was shocking and the following investigation suspenseful, the real focus was on the development of Jude and Uriah into a team. Highly recommended!”
Lovely Books

“Anne Frasier writes a compelling and thought-provoking psychological thriller that examines the stability of a police detective who was kidnapped and tortured for three years. Frasier does a fantastic job of giving our heroine a voice.”
Smexy Books

“Frasier delivers a fantastic new book.”
The Word Nerds
 
 “I can’t believe my luck when it comes to mystery and suspense novels. I seem to always be picking the good ones. And Anne Frasier’s The Body Reader was definitely one of the good ones. Good story, engaging plot, solid charactersand a whole lot of intensity.”
Lady Muslin Myst’s Mysterious Hodgepodge
 
“I love it, I love it, I love it…Anne Frasier is the queen, I bow down to her.”
Punkrockgirlpa
 
The Body Reader earns five stars, a rarity for me, even for books I like. Kudos to Anne Frasier.
The Wyrdd and theBazaar
 
 “Frasier doesn’t give Jude’s escape from her kidnapper as background. Oh no, you are put right into the midst of her torture and escape. And, I loved it. I was instantly pulled in and it didn’t take long for me to be a quarter done.”
60 Seconds or More
 
“Read this book in one day–quite a page turner…An author I’d not read before is now on my list of authors to explore.”
Daydreamer
 
“This type of book may have you up all night reading straight through because the story is gripping and riveting… A must read for mystery suspense fans.”
–Babbling About Books
 
“The writing in The Body Reader is engaging and of good quality, and I particularly enjoyed the switches of perspective that let us see into the mind of one of the victims and how her perspective on her captor changed over time. It was both creepy and fascinating to read.”
–Your Reality is an Illusion
 
 “Simply put, my definition of a great book is one that I cannot put down until I have read it from cover to cover. This book fits that definition and then some. I’ve long been a fan of Anne Frasier, but this book elevates her work to a whole new level, in my mind.”
Tale of a Shooting Star
 
“Anne Frasier has a scary way with words, and this book will certainly frighten you when you think about it. And you will think about it after you read it. Because it describes, with crisp precision, how it must feel to lose your mind.”
It’s About the Book
 
“This is a great story that felt very different to things that I’ve read recently…Once you pick it up you will struggle to let go until you get to the end.”
My Chestnut Reading Tree

“This was pretty damn hard to put down.”
An Introvert in Borneo
 
“I had great (dark) time reading The Body Reader, and I do declare I want more of Jude!…Great read!”
The Butterfly-o-meter Books
 
I believe The Body Reader proves that a victim may survive the crime – but they are forever changed by it…and sometimes that in itself is the major crime.”
Keeper Book Shelf
 
“Brilliance…There are times when you will guess the ending and hope like hell you are wrong. The great thing is some of those guesses will be right and some will be way off base. Either way this is one wild ride!”
Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
 
Frasier is exceptional at weaving together the character trauma and the central plot. What the characters experience isn’t brushed aside, but their demons are faced head on and developed to add layers to the story. The result is a satisfying resolution with some hope readers may see the characters return in a future offering.”
Beach Reads
 
“This book keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it. I am now going to find other books of Anne Frasier to read.”
Tiger-Whispers
 
“It is no doubt a page turner and a type of book you don’t want to put down unless you reach the last page!…the book is a must read!”
Retrospecting Books
 
“The characters were so likable. Magnificent! Excellent!”
Snow’s Book Hollow

“An electrifying murder mystery — one of the best of the year.”

–Mysterious Reviews

 
“The plot is dark and mind blowingly wicked.”

–Bitch Can Write a Book

 
“The Body Reader was a disturbing but excellent twisty listen!”
The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog
“The story is totally engaging and Anne Frasier has a way with words that keeps you hooked non-stop.”
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Featured Novel (8/92016): Thriller


The Fallen: A Derek Stillwater Thriller

Twenty world leaders meet for the G8 Summit at the beautiful Cheyenne Resort in Colorado Springs. But an ugly plot lurks beneath the surface: a terrorist group, The Fallen Angels, plans to wreak havoc on the Summit.With the Secret Service, the FBI, Homeland Security, the military, and security from twenty different governments on-hand, shouldn’t the resort be the safest place in the world?It seems impossible that a terrorist group could infiltrate the Summit. And yet they do. Within minutes, twenty world leaders are taken hostage, and Richard Coffee, the group’s leader, makes his first demand: release twenty detainees from Guantanamo Bay, or he’ll execute one leader each hour until his demands are met.Only one man can disrupt this plot. Derek Stillwater is that man.Working undercover as a maintenance man at the resort, Stillwater will wage war on the world’s deadliest, most sophisticated terrorist organization, picking off the terrorists one by one-until he comes face-to-face with an evil force from his past, Richard Coffee, The Fallen Angel himself.

Featured Novel (8/9/2016): Paranormal


Knocked Up by Monsters

NINE stories of hot, hot horror!
And big monsters need a lot of love. They need to spread their seed, produce their heirs, and continue bloodlines. Human women have the best bodies for such tasks.

Inside this collection you’ll find sexy monsters, hung myths, HUGE legends, and hot creatures of lore ready to conquer young innocents to fulfill their most sinful desires! For a limited time get three bonus stories!

Featured Novel (8/8/2016): Adventure


Code Breakers: Alpha

“The best science fiction series I’ve read in years. Reminds me of William Gibson, but with more action and grit. I love Code Breakers!” — Jason Burke, New York SF Reviewer.

The Code Breakers series has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times. Get the first installment for free to join the fun!

Description:
In a post-apocalyptic future, humanity survives within a single city run by a shadowy benefactor known only as The Family. Each week the death lottery claims more lives and Gerry Cardle, head of the lottery, inexplicably finds himself next on the list.

Something’s wrong with the system. A deadly artificial intelligence has breached security. Gerry has just 7 days to live. Forced off the grid, Gerry has to do the unthinkable: willingly leave the city. What he finds in the abandoned lands will shatter his perception of what it means to be human. Everything he had been told before was a lie.

In a deadly world of conspiracies, Gerry has to sacrifice everything he loves in order to save it, and time is running out.

For fans of Blade Runner, Logan’s Run, and The Matrix.

*** Get the rest of the series with these links ***

Book 2 – Beta
Book 3 – Gamma
Book 4 – Delta

Featured Novel (8/7/2016): Action & Adventure


Watch Me DieWatch Me Die

“As dark and twisted as anything Hammett or Chandler ever dreamed up….” Kirkus, Starred Review

“Approaching the level of Lawrence Block is no mean feat, but Goldberg succeeds with this engaging PI novel.” Publishers Weekly

Harvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who spends his nights in a guard shack outside a gated community in Southern California, reading detective novels, watching reruns, and waiting for his life to finally start… which happens when Cyril Parkus, one of the wealthy residents, asks Harvey to follow his beautiful wife Lauren.

The lowly security guard jumps at the opportunity to fulfill his private eye fantasies and use everything he’s learned from Spenser, Magnum, and Mannix. But things don’t exactly go according to the books…or the reruns. As Harvey fumbles and stumbles through his first investigation, he discovers that the differences between fiction and reality can be deadly.

With the help of his mortgage broker neighbor and occasional lover Carol, Harvey uncovers a blackmail plot that takes a sudden and unexpectedly tragic turn…plunging him into a world of violence, deception and murder… and forcing him to discover what it really takes to be a private eye.

(This book was previously released under the title “The Man With the Iron-On Badge” and nominated for Best Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America)

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR “WATCH ME DIE”

“A wonderfully fresh voice in the mystery genre, Goldberg will delight fans of Janet Evanovich and Robert Crais,” – Rick Riordan, author of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians”

“Lee Goldberg bravely marches into territory already staked out by some fierce competition–Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, the early Harlan Coben–and comes out virtually unscathed.” The Chicago Tribune

“Goldberg has a knack for combining just the right amount of humor and realism with his obvious love for the PI genre and his own smart ass sensibilities. […]A terrific read. Goldberg is the real deal and should be on everyone’s must read list.” Crimespree Magazine

“A quick, fun read with a satisfying and unexpected ending. Harvey Mapes is a hero I hope we see in a sequel.” — Phillip Margolin, author of “Gone But Not Forgotten”

Featured Novel (8/7/2016): Thriller


The Emperor’s Revenge (The Oregon Files)

The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling grand master of adventure.
 
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.

Featured Novel (8/6/2016): Action & Adventure


Blood Codex: A Jake Crowley Adventure

An ancient order.
A deadly conspiracy.
A race against time.

When Jake Crowley rescues Rose Black from assailants on the streets of London, the two find themselves embroiled in a mystery that could cost them their lives. People are dying, and all the victims have one thing in common with Rose: a birthmark in the shape of an eagle.

From beneath the streets of London, to castle dungeons, to the heart of Christendom and beyond, Jake and Rose must race to stay alive as they seek to unlock the secrets of the Blood Codex.

Praise for David Wood and Alan Baxter

“Blood Codex is a genuine up all night got to see what happens next thriller that grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until the last.” Steven Savile

“Rip roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question – how soon until the next one? Because I can’t wait.” Graham Brown

“A page-turning yarn. Indiana Jones better watch his back!”Jeremy Robinson

“A a story that thrills and makes one think beyond the boundaries of mere fiction and enter the world of ‘why not’?” David Lynn Golemon,

“A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!” Robert Masello

“A fast-paced storyline that holds the reader right from the start,. and a no-nonsense story-telling approach that lets the unfolding action speak for itself.” Van Ikin

“With mysterious rituals, macabre rites and superb supernatural action scenes, Wood and Baxter deliver a fast-paced horror thriller.” J.F.Penn

“Wood and Baxter have taken on the classic black magic/cult conspiracy subgenre, chucked in a toxic mix of weirdness, creepshow chills and action, and created a tale that reads like a latter-day Hammer Horror thriller. Nice, dark fun.” Robert Hood

Featured Novel (8/3/2016): Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


American Hercules: The Hind of Keryn: A Crime Serial

In the tradition of NBC’s The Blacklist and Blackout, Space Buggy Press is proud to present AMERICAN HERCULES, a modern reimagining of the strongman’s classic Labors!

A Lernean Hydra is found ritualistically murdered in Keryn, Oregon, and Nathan Hercules and Catherine Meda are on the scene to investigate. What soon becomes clear to the members of Labor Division is that Henry Echidna’s reasons for being in Keryn are not what they initially appear, and that these reasons connect the town’s founder, Diana Artemis, to the missing Washington Zeus and a mysterious group known only as the Phorcydes Collective.

Back in D.C., Director Landon Eurystheus employs Persephone to spy on one member of his team, concerned there might be a traitor in their midst.

And in flashback action, delve into the history of Catherine Meda and her connection with the Midas Corporation!

THE HIND OF KERYN is part 3 of a 6-part crime serial with the following release schedule:

Season 1: The Hunt for Zeus

Episode: Available
#1: The Lion of Nemea: Now
#2: The Hydra of Lerna: Now
#3: The Hind of Keryn: Now
#4: The Boar of Acadia: December 20, 2016
#5: The Stables of Augea: January 5, 2016
#6: The Birds of Stymph: January 20, 2016

All single episodes will only be available in ebook format. The Collected Edition of Season 1: The Hunt for Zeus will be available in ebook and paperback formats on February 5, 2016. The price of the collected ebook edition will be the same price as purchasing the six individual episodes.