Mystery & Suspense

Dead Before Morning: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 1)

FIVE STARS ON READERS' FAVOURITE/FINALIST IN THE IndieBRAG AWARDS 2019



18-NOVEL MYSTERY SERIES



A murder investigation…and Joe Rafferty’s already got trouble in spades.



His first case in charge looks like being his last. Because he suspects that the case of the 'Faceless Lady' is a poisoned chalice. Gifted by his new boss, who is only waiting for Rafferty to fail, to put the boot in. He's even arranged his even newer partner—a pedant who rubs him up the wrong way from the start.



Rafferty’s boss looks hand-rubbing ready in anticipation of his failure. If he’s got some detective favourite ready to slot into his space, the case of the ‘Faceless Lady’ looks likely to be the one to do it. 



All he can do is grit his teeth and hope for a lucky break.

But when he gets it, it’s from such an unlikely source that he suspects the fates are having a laugh at his expense. But it’s the only clue he’s got, so he has to follow it up.



Will he end up with egg on his face? Or solve the murder against all the odds?

Rafferty wishes he knew. The only thing he’s sure of is that his boss won't hesitate to get rid of him if he drops the ball. Determined to deprive him of that satisfaction, he goes with his gut-instinct, but keeps his fingers crossed all the way.



'Did not see the end coming.' Amazon Reviewer

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'Evans' humor seriously added to my enjoyment of her book. The series has stand out central characters and clever plots.' AUNT AGATHA'S BOOKSHOP, ANN ARBOR



 


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A Perfect Storm Of Injustice

Charles Wilkerson's life is pretty set. He has a beautiful and loving wife, Dana, and a delightful toddler son, Travis. However, life can change drastically in just the twinkling of an eye. Dana's beaten and murdered body is discovered in their bedroom while he is at work. Travis witnesses the gruesome event and knows who the murderer is, but he is too young to testify in court. Besides, no one believes him anyway. Charles, as an African-American man married to a white wife, is immediately suspected by the local law enforcement authorities of the murder. Then follows a "perfect storm" of police racial bias and prosecutorial malfeasance, and the result is life inprisonment for Charles. He spends over a quarter-century in prison until he is aided by the Innocence Project. Though the wheels of justice turn agonizingly slowly and the state will fight any attempt for exoneration tooth and nail, Charles is finally pronounced innocent. The real murderer is disovered, tried and senenced. Charles tries to begin his life again as a free man. The plot is a compilation and fictionalization of real-life situations of death-row inmates he mentored as spiritual counselor in the Florida State Prison. Charles' story is similar to that of dozens of persons who have been wrongfully sentenced and imprisoned. Some, like Charles, are fortunate enough to receive expert legal assistance and are set free.

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Dreadilocks and the Mystery of the Missing Mangos

Dreadilocks loves being Papaya Island's youngest detective. She and her team do their very best to help people find things that are missing or misplaced. On this adventure, Dreadilocks and her team of animal detectives are looking for the mangos that Mr. Melon and several others have reported missing. Join them as they figure out how all the mangos got to the Mango Fest that Polly and Ping are hosting.

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Run Away, Blu!

Anthony “Blu” Rogers tells us the story of his life. With his parents being acclaimed murderers and only the memory of his beloved older brother to keep him sane, Blu becomes a target for death. Not only was he abandoned, neglected, and abused by those he loved, he was also labeled a demon spawn. The choices of his family made life a living hell for the young teen as danger lurks in the shadows. The best of his friends, Frank, Tyler, and Rosetta, each began to treat their friend as a mere outcast. Mr. Cross, a cop, husband, and the father of Tyler and Rosetta, takes Blu under his wings while fighting to protect him.Eventually, Blu meets Morgan, the one girl in the entire town that treats him like a human being. His world began to shine a bit brighter, though, just like his family, she and everyone else he runs into has their secrets. Every day is a life or death moment for the young seed as his mind struggles to depict reality. Who can Blu trust when he can no longer trust himself or the world around him? Even he, himself, has secrets. What else can a young boy do but run?"

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Eternal Diet

Despite years of dieting, Gwen can’t seem to lose the pounds. While on the hunt for the lastest fad-diet book she discovers the Vampire aisle and a crazy plan forms. Envious of the slim and gorgeous Undead, she leaps on the chance to risk it all for the body of her dreams. Vampire lore leads her to New Orleans in search of a Vampire to turn her. She is successful and is given the Dark Gift of Eternal Life and Beauty. At first Gwen revels in her new body embraces the thin, slim and gorgeous life of an Undead Vampire. But there is a catch. There is always a catch.

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Seattle Quake 9.2

They knew it could happen - scientists had been warning them for years. Yet, nearly two million people living in the greater Seattle area went about their daily lives as usual. A Detective Agency thought they had found a missing woman, an upstart radio station was on the air, and an eccentric banker had just started a round of golf. Thousands were driving on freeways, shopping in malls, awaiting flights, working in downtown high-rises, and on buses in the bus tunnel. They knew -- they just didn't believe it could happen to them.

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Thread

Thread, a story like no other, weaves through the lives of those who want to do harm to Kyle Stone. Betrayal, greed, corruption, and much more as they try and destroy a young man just back from war, wanting only to build a business and raise a family. Thread weaves around the crystal ball of a witch and over paranormal events, scaring the hell out of everyone. Kyle Stone, an orphan at 8, fought the enemy in Vietnam and now faces a stronger enemy in the Boardroom. Take and destroy what he has built, all for their own greed, and they will stop at nothing. Read Thread and see how special it is as being it is my life experiences and you won't believe all that happened in this thriller crime mystery, and who said romance is dead?


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Phoebe's Money

Recent release “Phoebe’s Money” from Page Publishing author Rhonda Kings is fast-paced

and suspenseful novel introducing Maddie Montgomery, a graphic designer whose widowed

mother, Phoebe, invites a charming stranger into their lives. When the mystery man’s

smooth demeanor begins to show some suspicious cracks, Maddie must overcome her initial

attraction to reveal the true character and motives of the real Jack Stone.


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Winter of Red

One of the soldiers immediately grabbed Tommy from behind and put his knife to his throat, ‘Move away, or I swear there will be bloodshed this night.’

Tommy had a look of fear in his eyes and not willing to blink, his eyes grew wide and white. He used his peripheral vision to try to look at the man behind, but he was terrified and shivered with more fear than chill.

‘Come men mount your horses,’ the sergeant of the soldiers, a career man, could sense the fear in the men that stood opposite. The other four took out their flintlock pistols and pointed them at the clubmen.

Come along on this historic fictional, adventurous and mysterious journey which twists, turns and surprises until the very end. If you like history, adventure and intrigue with a dash of spirited love, then you will be engrossed by this tale of a peasant family getting caught up in the ravages of the English Civil War in 1642.

The story keeps readers on edge surprising them with twists, turns and mystery all the while painting a vivid picture that places you in the time and in the place. The comical, crudeness of the writing mirrors times when peasants were a lowly, uneducated, rough lot, but this only adds to this realistic and vibrant tale.

Reading this novel, one can immerse themselves within this factually accurate tale and discover the more colourful, candid details of what it may have been like to live in this rebellious time.


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Shadow Bay

Josh Henley lost his daughter when she accidentally shot herself with his gun.

He lost his wife when she couldn't forgive him for their child's death.



Now stricken with guilt,

every decision since has been wrong.



Laying in a coma which he's convinced wasnt an accident, Josh is trapped in Shadow Bay.

While finding a way out, he is faced with his grief.

And it's not like before when he could just run away from it. 


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