Fiction for Adults

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A Little Murder

IBSN: 978-1-62251-001-6

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by Cindy Davis

A day of fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee sounds like just the medicine for Angie’s overworked husband’s birthday. In spite of inherent seasickness, she happily goes on the tour with him. How is she to know that by the end of the day they’ll both be suspects in the boat owner’s death?

As police storm the boat, Angie comforts the distraught widow, who quickly becomes the chief suspect. Which makes sense; besides Valerie, why would any of the five strangers want the insensitive Nolan Little dead?

Fearful Val begs Angie to help clear her name. Angie says no, it’s too dangerous. But Val’s determined, and Angie goes along to keep her from getting killed—despite the fact that she just caught Will cheating; despite the fact that her brother-in-law has just run off with every penny of their money; despite the fact that black duffle bags are appearing and disappearing more often than Houdini.

She should, but doesn’t ask herself “Could any of these events be related?”

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Hair of the Dog

ISBN:978-1-62251-002-3

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by Cindy Davis

Angie Deacon thought her vacation in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire would be relaxing. But the dog next door would not stop barking. After two sleepless nights, she confronts the owner at the local diner. Their ‘discussion’ ended in a near knockdown drag-out. The following morning Simon York is found dead. And she’s the main suspect.

Angie must seek out the real killer before they stuff her behind bars till her skin wrinkles and arthritis knobs her joints. Her search for the real killer leads to a cosmetics factory that’s putting out some very questionable products. Now the owner of the factory—Simon’s wife—is dead.

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Drama Queen

ISBN:978-1-62251-003-0

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by Cindy Davis

Angie Deacon always thought the gene that produced maternal instinct was missing from her DNA. Till she meets Kiana Smith: beautiful, personable, talented and grieving, because her mentor, Gwen Forest, the drama teacher has been murdered.
The principal of Carlson South High School begs Angie to come supervise a production scheduled for that weekend. The play, written by Kiana and her friend Evan, is being put on to raise money to save the floundering drama program at the school. Although her own community theater is in the midst of its next production, Angie agrees to help out.
The trouble is, the principal has told everyone she’s there to work on the case, and Angie is quickly buried in secrets and problems thrown at her from every angle. Since she and Detective Colby Jarvis’ near-death experience in a recent case, she’s sworn to leave investigating to the professionals. Unfortunately she can’t convince the kids or the principal to stop bringing her clues.

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Checkmate: Murder

ISBN:978-1-62251-004-7

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by Cindy Davis

Angie Deacon has a new career, co-owner of Alton Bay New Hampshire’s community theater, Prince & Pauper. Her divorce is almost final and, even though her too-clingy mother has moved in, life is good once again.

Angie’s new love interest, Detective Colby Jarvis has lost a bet with his fellow officers and he has to try out for a part in Angie’s show Checkmate: Murder. In what Angie considers brilliant casting, he is awarded the part of a burglar. Unfortunately, during the theater’s very first performance, burglar Jarvis shoots the star with his personal handgun that’s somehow been switched with the theater’s prop gun.

Though he is on automatic suspension, he is heavy with need to find out who switched the guns, and why anyone would use him to kill the leading man who, by day is the unassuming owner of the local nursery. Add that to the fact that his long-thought-dead father is back, and Jarvis has had his last good night’s sleep for a while.

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Rest In Pieces

ISBN: 978-1-62251-005-4

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by Cindy Davis

When a popular eighteen-year-old girl is murdered, it devastates residents of the tight-knit communities surrounding New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee. But when the jury sets the accused man free, it shakes people to their very core. Detective Colby Jarvis blames himself—the witnesses were ineffective; his testimony was weak, the clues inadequate.
The next morning, jigsaw puzzles begin arriving in mailboxes belonging to people related to the trial. Twelve hours later, the deaths begin, and Jarvis promises to bring the murderer to justice.
Angie tries to help Jarvis through his troubles, but she’s mired in her own set of problems. Her partner Tyson has just been offered his lifelong dream—a role in a Broadway show. Angie faces running the theater on her own, perhaps forever. But that’s not the worst of it: her clingy mom is back in town, and she’s brought her a boy-toy—a twenty-something surfer from LA—who decides that he too wants to be a detective.

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Epiphany

ISBN:978-1-62251-007-8

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by Glenn Sartori

In medieval Russia, a battlefield historian is commissioned to transport treasures from the invasion-torn south to a haven in the north. Centuries later, four events occur simultaneously. Grace Sawyer, on her summer sabbatical at the Rosanov Art Institute in Yaroslavl, stumbles upon a black stone from a medieval Russian treasure. Richard Simon, an art historian in New York, is solicited by a friend in the CIA to journey to Yaroslavl on a cryptic quest. In Kiev, the brother of the president of the Ukraine is assassinated, and a group of men plan to violently end the Epiphany-the historic meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Russia. Within a week, these events will mesh in a violent climax that echoes in the halls of the Rosanov Art Institute.

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ISBN: 978-162251-021-4

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by Glenn Sartori

Union is Dead…The announcement of Union Miller’s death arrived with the Saturday mail. That notice pushed Travis Gibbs to return to Riverfield only to discover that his best friend, Union Miller, had been dead for two years. It was an open and shut murder case?Union had stalked a woman, killed her, and was then killed by her husband.However, women had always pursued Union. Why stalk one? Why kill one? The search for answers propels Travis on a deceit-filled journey that ends in a conclusion he can’t believe, until violence steps into his life.

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ISBN: 978-162251-009-2

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by Cindy Davis

During Christmas break from Colorado College, Claudia Goodwin’s father delivers the news: she’s to marry David VanBuren so he can merge the two families’ frozen food companies. Claudia’s outright balking doesn’t work, ignoring the edict doesn’t work. When she finds herself pregnant by the one she truly loves, David’s black-sheep brother Max, marrying David seems the only solution. She does her best to make things work but David seems determined to undermine their life together. Claudia manages to handle his demands and misogynistic attitudes…until he announces he and Max are buying a diamond mine-which means she and Max will be thrust together day after day. Will she be able to deny her love for him? What if he sees the birthmark on his son’s arm and realizes the truth?

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ISBN: 978-1-62251-015-3

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by Cindy Davis

In 1979, Ian Merryweather’s biggest dream is to be sheriff of a small town, but a disabling wound in Vietnam sidelines him.

While he’s on the mend, his best friend Chief Clement Baker is murdered, and Ian inherits the job. His first inclination is to refuse the position. He feels guilty getting the cherished position this way. But who else will dedicate himself to finding the killer? Especially when the State Police have taken the chief’s son Barney into custody, and there’s a killer on the loose.

And what about the lovely Lucy? Ian’s had a crush on her for years. But she’s about to marry Eric Bremer. She deserves so much more than the sly womanizer.

When Mt. St. Helens roars to life, Ian’s happiness and the murder investigation are put on hold while he’s forced to use every instinct and talent to save his townspeople from the deluge of searing ash and lava.

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ISBN: 978-162251-020-7

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by Cindy Davis

Insurance recovery team Smith and Westen are up to their ears in movers determined to demolish every stick of furniture in their new home. It’s a relief when a recovery job takes them to Los Angeles. Magician Gabe Heinz is in the middle of his vanishing act when he does just that–vanish before a sell-out crowd–along with two million in securities from the bank where he’s vice president. His daughter is distraught–and a prime suspect–not just by the FBI, but by her nagging shrew of a mother. Hunky bodyguard Ryan Ames is supposed to meet them at LAX. Instead, a gun-wielding lunkhead with a fondness for roughing up women escorts them to a mobster who claims they now work for him. They can protect Vicki–but from the cops or her mother? When they locate the securities–and they’d better, or else–can they keep them from the mobster?

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Stone Cold Sober

ISBN: 978-162251-023-8

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by Cindy Davis

Angie Deacon’s partner has gone to Broadway to follow his dream, and she’s left alone to produce Prince & Pauper’s first play of the new year. Proudly she narrows the group of leading-man applicants to pharmaceuticals salesman Stone Powers. His six-pack abs and charisma have the female cast practically swooning. Stone accepts the attention with cool professionalism, even as wives pop up like dandelions in a field. When Stone arrives drunk at the theater two days in a row, Angie isn’t surprised—keeping three wives from learning of each other would drive anyone to drink. When the town convenience store phones in a domestic dispute, the last thing Jarvis expects is to find Stone dead—but there’s no sign of foul play. He suddenly finds himself overwhelmed with suspects of the female persuasion. Did one of them do the unthinkable? Can he keep them from killing each other while he untangles the deluge of clues?

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by Jennifer Allis Provost

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Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him.

After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in research for her doctoral thesis, all the while studiously not thinking about the man who broke her heart, while Chris–who’d been a best-selling author before his ex-fiancée sued him for plagiarism–drinks his way across the British Isles.
In Scotland, they visit the grave of Robert Kirk, a seventeenth- century minister who was kidnapped by fairies. No one is more shocked than Karina when a handsome man with a Scottish brogue appears, claiming to be the Robert Kirk of legend. What’s more, he says he spent the last few hundred years as the Gallowglass, the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin. When they’re attacked by demons, Karina understands how dearly the queen wants him back.
As Karina and Robert grow closer, Chris’s attempts to drown his sorrows lead him to a pub, and a woman called Sorcha. Chris is instantly smitten with her, so much so he spends days with Sorcha and lies to his sister about his whereabouts. When Chris comes home covered in fey kisses, Karina realizes that the Seelie Queen isn’t just after Robert.
Can Karina outsmart the Seelie Queen, or is Robert doomed to forever be the Gallowglass?
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Walker (Gallowglass #2)
by Jennifer Allis Provost

 

Who is hunting the gallowglass?

When Karina and Robert relocated from Scotland to New York, they expected things to settle down. New York is known for many things, but a hotbed of supernatural occurrences isn’t one of them. Karina returned to her life as a graduate student, and agreed to teach a class over winter break. That was when things got weird: first she and Robert encountered an angry centaur, then a fairy enrolled in her class, and Karina learned that her mentor just might be a deity. When the Seelie King started making unannounced visits to Karina’s apartment in the middle of the night and warning her and Robert to be careful, she knew things were serious.

All of these events led to a single question: Who doesn’t want the gallowglass on American soil?

Meanwhile, Chris has problems of his own. The university grudgingly restored his teaching position, his agent and publisher are hounding him for a sequel to his worldwide bestseller… and he wonders if he can teach again. Write again. Hell, he can barely even speak to a woman after what happened between him and the Seelie Queen. Then a woman—a fairy woman—comes into Chris’s life, and damn it all if he doesn’t want her to stay there.

The god plays their hand, and the Seelie King calls Robert to his side. Alone and more frightened than she’s ever been, Karina tries to solve the mystery of who is hunting the gallowglass. Will Karina find the answer in time, or will Robert be lost forever?

 

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Heir to the Sun (Chronicles of Parthalan #1)

by Jennifer Allis Provost

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A mad king. An escaped slave. One warrior to save the realm…

When Asherah, stripped of both her memory and her dignity, learns that King Sahlgren is responsible for her torment it nearly breaks her. Instead, she leads her fellow slaves to freedom. More prisons are scattered across Parthalan, and Asherah vows to burn them all.

Caol’nir, a warrior descended from the gods, is sworn to serve and defend the king. Then a priestess is murdered, and Caol’nir learns that Sahlgren is to blame. Determined to stop the king, sacred oath or no, Caol’nir joins Asherah’s rebellion.

What Caol’nir doesn’t know is that Sahlgren has promised the demon lord a woman of rare and singular beauty, a woman whose abilities are rumored to rival the sun god’s themselves…a woman Caol’nir knows all too well.

 

TheVirginQueenThe Virgin Queen (Chronicles of Parthalan #2)

by Jennifer Allis Provost

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A broken queen. A friendship mired in deceit. Can one man from the desert help hold the realm together?

Asherah, Queen of Parthalan and Lady of Tingu, has led her people through eight centuries of prosperity. That peace shatters when Mersgoth, the mordeth thought long dead, attacks Teg’urnan. In the aftermath a new warrior emerges: Aeolmar, a man as secretive as he is deadly.

Asherah and Aeolmar race across Parthalan in pursuit of Mersgoth, and track the beast to the High Desert. While they’re gone, Harek, now Prelate of Parthalan, conspires with the Dark Fae against the elves…Against Leran, the king of the elves and Asherah’s son in all but blood. Will Asherah see the truth of Harek before it’s too late, or will he bring down the fae once and for all?

THE VIRGIN QUEEN – Book Two of the Chronicles of Parthalan

 

ROTDS Rise of the Deva’shi (Chronicles of Parthalan #3)

by Jennifer Allis Provost

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A stolen girl. A legendary champion. A plan that might destroy Parthalan once and for all…

Aeolmar, First Hunter of Parthalan, leads a solitary life. Having long since abandoned his quest to kill Mersgoth—the demon that murdered his family—Aeolmar moves through his days with cold efficiency. Everything changes when he leads a training mission in Brennus, where he’s attacked by Mersgoth himself, and saved by an unlikely heroine.

Latera, first born and heir to Gannera’s throne, is kidnapped and left for dead in Parthalan’s vast forests. A lone human amongst Parthalan’s fae, she makes a home in Brennus, and lives a quiet life—until she finds herself defending a wounded First Hunter from a clutch of demons.

Back in Parthalan, Harek warns Asherah of something called the deva’shi—a warrior loyal only to the demon lord, Asgeloth. Both Aeolmar and Latera suspect that there is more to this deva’shi than what Harek has told them, but before they can learn the truth, Parthalan’s borders are attacked. Will Aeolmar and Latera be able to stop the deva’shi in time, or is it a distraction to hide Harek’s true plans?

RISE OF THE DEVA’SHI – book three of the Chronicles of Parthalan

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