Hyacinth Finch's life-after-death just got more complicated. High on her to-do list: Stop Satan from stealing any more of Archangel Michael's powerful relics, marshal her Dead Army of two thousand souls, and recapture dozens of escaped Hell Demons, to prevent six thousand dead Nazis from wreaking havoc in the world. And on top of all that, her onetime ghost boyfriend has hijacked the body of a former German militant, which has its ups and downs for their relationship.
Then, just when things seem to be under control, her nephew Geordi's powers start leaking out, and Hyacinth's own begin to change. She must discover where their abilities originated. But as she digs deeper, will the truths she uncovers do more harm than good? And more importantly—can she figure it out, before Satan escapes from Hell and takes Geordi for himself?
In a Darker Seattle, the d'Armor sisters are experts in their respective worlds. Jo is a decorated US Navy helicopter pilot and world-class martial artist. Angela is a professional fortune teller and kitchen witch, leading a coven from their ancestral home. And the youngest, Sasha d'Armor? She's been missing for over a decade.
With newfound information on her whereabouts, the elder siblings must join forces with Wydd, Angela's wild-minded and unpredictable boyfriend, to rescue their baby sister.
Jo and Angela have always been the most competent people in the room. That's all changing as they pit themselves against the dark underbelly of the city. They're finding the competition isn't necessarily human.
Join the sisters as their skills and passions are tested to the breaking point. In the hidden war for the soul of Seattle, will they save Sasha from a fate no one expected?
Greedy Power Companies
...and a body
A bitter dispute over the breaching of dams in Idaho sparks emotions at a summit held at the Spotted Pony Casino. When the keynote speaker is murdered, Dela Alvaro, head of security, teams up again with FBI Special Agent Quinn Pierce.
The suspects are many since it appears the victim was playing both sides of the controversial environmental issue. Did someone take advantage of a marital dispute… witnessed by a crowd of casino spectators? Or did an angry wife murder her husband?
Book 2 in the Spotted Pony Casino Mysteries has Dela Alvaro not only trying to keep her job by discovering the killer before word spreads about the murder, but she also has to deal with FBI Special Agent Quinn Peirce butting heads with her high school sweetheart who has returned to the reservation as a tribal policeman.
A young girl running from an abusive foster home kidnaps an older biker with a mystery for a past he has no memory of.
Leaving the mining town in Colorado and crossing state lines, anything can happen.
What neither is looking for or expecting is friendship.
But in the cold of the desert night, life lessons can go both ways--even if they are not about a million dollars in gold.
Gemini and Feather team up again, this time with unexpected results!
Plucky retiree, Gemini Reed offers to help her neighbor, Howard, with a family disagreement. He and his son had a falling out a decade earlier. What seems like a simple set of emails turns into a disturbing disappearance and a mystery that puts her in grave danger.
Meanwhile, paranormal investigator and salon owner, Feather Jones has been called upon to rid a historic bed-and-breakfast of its otherworldly inhabitants. With the help of her boyfriend, Tug, she'll unearth the cause of the haunting and much more than she bargained for.
When these stories unexpectedly collide, the both women will face danger like they've never seen before.
Don't miss this exciting second book in the Charming Mysteries Series!
A cozy mystery series available in kindle, paperback and kindle unlimited.
Detective Kit Piper is kidnapped by two men who apparently weren't interested in making sure they had the right target. When the kidnappers make a pit stop for food and a hooker, she seizes her chance to escape. No one is more surprised than Simon Ward when Kit wanders into the kitchen of the cabin where he's temporarily staying. Wrapped in a a soggy blanket, she's black-and-blue and bruised all over.
Kit's starting to think she may have misinterpreted what's going on. On top of that, she's beginning to wonder if maybe she wasn't kidnapped by mistake. Maybe someone wants her dead.
Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller and MWA Grandmaster Sara Paretsky has selected the twenty most puzzling, most thrilling, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.
Murder in the Caribbean
When Amelia Albert and her new husband, Robert Flatterly go off on their much needed 7-day honeymoon to the Caribbean, Amelia thought she could kill two birds with one stone. They would have their honeymoon and she could investigate her new cold case that was just placed on her desk that evening. The crime happened two years prior supposedly by a female pirate who lived in 1726.
What she didn't know, was that while they were on their cruise, two other murders happened in the Caribbean on two different islands that appear to tie into her cold case from home that have the same M.O.s.
As she continues to investigate the crimes, she soon learns someone in a pirate outfit is following her throughout the cruise and that someone wants her dead. On the return trip from the other islands, her cold case from home turns even hotter as she delves deeper into the cases and discovers that a priceless antique book with a white heart-shaped pearl nestled deep inside the book is the motive behind the murders, including the cold case back home.
Will Amelia and her new husband return home from their honeymoon cruise before they become the next victims?
Widowed on the Oregon Trail en route to the gold fields of California, Irish immigrant Kathleen Connelly and her daughter Megan survive a brutal passage through the snow-bound Sierra Nevada Mountains to stagger into California Territory alone and destitute. There begins the remarkable transformation of a poor immigrant into a force to be reckoned with in the soon-to-be new state—a woman who becomes a legend whom the California Indians say couldn’t be killed, and the founder of a great empire.
Journey along the Oregon Trail and plunge into the world of the Forty-Niners, a passage fraught with tragedy, poverty, hardship, failure, and ultimately, triumph in the wake of a fiercely determined woman who would not be denied.
Lorett Glass finds out she's inherited a cool fifty-million from a wild-man uncle on the same day she is diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer. Taking what's left of her life in a new direction, she sets about to right wrongs, wreak vengeance, and generally kick ass. With the help of a charmed personal assistant, a teenaged computer geek, an elderly Mr. Fix-it, and a smart car whose superpower is the ability to park anywhere, she becomes the person she's always wanted to be... Catwoman.
IN A TECH-DRIVEN BIOREMEDIATION FUTURE, HARD CHOICES MUST BE MADE.
Sarah Stephens and her daughter Diana Landreth run bioremediation companies dependent upon neural nets and nanotechnology to operate complex biobots. Sometimes competitors, sometimes collaborators, while they disagree, they are still mother and daughter.
And then the Disruption Machine begins its campaign of devastation.
In the process of their collaboration to stop the Disruption Machine, the shadows in their lives force their paths into a dangerous divergence.
Sarah chooses politics and power.
Diana chooses research and family.
What happens when their choices collide?
Love comes in all forms, from enduring friendships, the classic love at first sight, and misunderstandings that unfurl into blooming romance. Queer Windows gives a glance at four fantastical, queer love stories.
The Wizard's Garden
Sil, a plant lover and head clerk of a plant shop finds himself slowly befriending a quirky wizard, while also falling in love with his garden.
Rosemary for Remembrance
Vivian has always dreamed of being swept away from her ordinary life. A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger may just grant her wish.
Imre had carefully calculated his every move to best serve his kingdom. But he could not foresee the past catching up to him and the choices of others.
Lady of Spring
Vinq is preparing to transition from a child into an adult. While she knows she can't avoid this right of passage, she also does not want to lose who she is.
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James M. McCracken