Crime Thriller – Vegas Tabloid

Vegas TabloidVegas Tabloid
By P Moss
Publisher: Squidhat Press
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 978-0998987200
ASIN: B073QX4J3D
Pages: 324
Genre: Crime Fiction, Thriller

Sex, greed and cold-blooded murder highlight this crime fiction thriller about a wisecracking con man and his sideshow troupe of small time criminals, who accidentally become the most popular performers on the Las Vegas Strip. Suddenly rich and famous, it is life in the fast lane for the fire-eating beauty, sex-crazed midget Elvis, safecracking swami and the rest of this neo-noir cast of social delinquents, until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a serial killer. Armed with little more than street smarts, this band of misfits fight an uphill battle against a bloodthirsty billionaire, a perverted cop and betrayal from within, racing the clock not only to save themselves, but prevent the biggest mass murder in American history.

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Vegas Tabloid Author P MossAbout the Author:
P Moss, a member of the Mystery Writers of America, is a Las Vegas author whose fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies. A writer whose gritty style is often compared to bestselling crime fiction masters James Ellroy and Jim Thompson, Vegas Tabloid is the final book of his Las Vegas trilogy.

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Mystery – The Alcatraz Rose

The Alcatraz RoseThe Alcatraz Rose
A Lawrence Kingston Mystery
By Anthony Eglin
Publisher: Larkspur House
ISBN: 978-1502707031
ASIN: B00PSOWKAG
Pages: 236
Genre: Mystery

Three intriguing riddles, two in Britain and one in the U.S., are intertwined, eventually coming together in a skillfully constructed and tautly written, ‘thinking person’s mystery.’

No sooner than a thirteen-year-old child begs Lawrence Kingston to reinvestigate her mother’s disappearance–a case still unsolved for eight years–the redoubtable botanist, professor, and sleuth receives news that an English rose, extinct for half a century, has been discovered growing on Alcatraz island, 5,000 miles from its former home.

As Kingston searches for clues to both mysteries he uncovers the murder of an elderly reclusive gentleman whom he suspects of having firsthand knowledge of the rose. Hampered by a fog of duplicity and lies, his investigation nevertheless leads him to a shocking discovery, the last thing he would ever suspect: a link to one of Britain’s most notorious crimes from the distant past.

The Alcatraz Rose is a multi-layered adventure that starts with an innocent cry for help, but turns into a treacherous roller coaster ride that ends with lives hanging in the balance–including Lawrence Kingston’s.

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The Alcatraz Rose AuthorAbout the Author:
English born, Anthony Eglin has written six mystery novels in the Lawrence Kingston series. His first novel, “The Blue Rose,” won the PRIX ARSENE LUPIN award for France’s best mystery novel of 2006. The Alcatraz Rose, his most recent novel won the 2105 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD for best mystery.

 

 

 

 

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International Suspense – The Fourth Rule

The Fourth RuleThe Fourth Rule
By Douglass Seaver
Publisher: Oak Tree Press
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-1610091565
ASIN: B00RM3WMX6
Pages: 291
Genre: International Suspense

The Fourth Rule, an international suspense novel, is a fast-paced, literary adrenalin rush! It’s the story of a man’s struggle to keep the secret of his brother’s disappearance from the CIA.

After returning from three years as a Green Beret in Vietnam, Mark Grant vanishes. Twenty-two years later, the CIA sends two private investigators to question Matthew Grant about his brother’s disappearance. Matthew denies knowing anything, but the investigators don’t believe him. For over two decades, he has lived the fourth rule—“tell no secrets”, but now he faces a serious challenge. Jack Straw, a rogue CIA agent, orchestrates a desperate manhunt to find out what happened to Mark, while Matthew races to find out why the CIA is interested in the secret he has kept for half his life. The action escalates as the rogue agent and Matthew struggle for advantage until the agent kidnaps Matthew’s sixteen year old daughter to ransom her for information on Matthew’s brother. One night the two meet halfway across the Brooklyn Bridge (the book cover) to exchange information on where Matthew’s daughter is held and the location of Matthew’s missing brother.

The story reaches a climax when Matthew rescues his kidnapped daughter, kills the rogue agent, and prevents a terrible wrong from the past being repeated. The question of what happened to Mark Grant remains unanswered until the last paragraph in the book, when the secret is revealed to the reader, but not to any of the characters in the book. Thus, Matthew lives up to the fourth rule—“tell no secrets”.

The Fourth Rule AuthorAbout the Author:
Douglass Seaver is the author of the highly praised nonfiction book, Four Across the Atlantic, and the award winning short story, The Auction. His latest book is The Fourth Rule, an international suspense novel. He is a graduate of the two-year online Stanford Certificate Program in Creative writing. He and his wife, the painter Cheryl Seaver, live in Essex, CT.

 

 

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Thriller – The Schwarzschild Radius

The Schwarzschild RadiusThe Schwarzschild Radius
By Gustavo Florentin
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
ISBN: 978-1620076118
Published: September 23, 2014
Pages: 290
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

Columbia student Rachel Wallen descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony. As she closes in on the killer who’s taken Olivia, Rachel becomes his next target.

Recent Praise for The Schwarzschild Radius:

“A fierce thriller that doesn’t offer many chances to catch a breath.” ~Kirkus Reviews

“A top-rate thriller.” –San Francisco Book Review

“One of the Top-Ten Fiction Books of 2014” –Thelatinoauthor.com

“The next GONE GIRL”–Bestthrillers.com

‘Vivid, sinister, unsettling – Florentin delves into the darkest recesses of humanity in this fast-paced thriller’ –Crime Thriller Hound

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Other books by Gustavo Florentin:

The Schwarzschild Radius 2In the Talons of the Condor
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 978-1492798590
ASIN: B00HCXQVE2
Genre: Thriller, Suspense

In the Talons of the Condor is a searing exploration of the power of revenge when it consumes the deadliest commando in South America. Roland Sabatini and John Muir are young missionaries who have been called to bring the Word of God to a remote Amazonian tribe. Soon after they meet, John notices strange and incongruous abilities in his companion. Roland is an expert tracker and survivalist; he knows the rain forest intimately and is a martial artist. Roland ultimately reveals that he is a commando on a mission of vengeance. While tracking his prey, Roland meets Lourdes McCallum, the daughter of a rubber-tapper and descendant of one of the many Southern families that emigrated to the Amazon after the Civil War. When they fall in love, he is torn between humanity and revenge and she is thrust into the vortex of his inexorable battle with his sworn enemy.

In the Talons of the Condor, won the following awards:

  • WUACADEMIA–Prix d’Or Best Novel
  • The Verb First Chapter Contest–First Prize
  • Mount Arrowsmith Best Novel 4th place
  • The Writing Show–Second Prize best first chapter of a novel.
  • Second Prize–16th Annual International Latino Book Awards

About the Author:
The Schwarzschild RadiusGustavo Florentin was born in Queens, New York and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. He spent a decade in the defense industry then, after the fall of the Soviet Union, he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic places and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He lives in New Jersey where he is working on his third novel.

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Suspense/Thriller – Varied Traits

Varied TraitsVaried Traits
By Patrick Brown
Publisher: Peachtree Corners Press
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-0986254901
ASIN: B00RY60DOQ
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

After breaking up with his girlfriend and losing his father, Salem Reid leaves college after his freshman year at Georgia Southern and joins the Army. He does two tours of duty in Iraq, and then stays in the troubled region to provide security to corporate figures and dignitaries involved in the rebuilding. He returns to his hometown of Atlanta after a decade, a decorated and seasoned war veteran. All is quiet for a while as he starts his security/limo service in Buckhead. But an old high school buddy seeks his help after a depraved night out on the town, and Reid is suddenly thrust into the world of drugs, sex, deceit and murder.

Varied Traits takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the streets of North Atlanta, as Salem Reid hunts down those who seek to harm his friends from both the past and the present. It is a tale that pits good against evil, right against wrong, and introduces characters that grapple with the blurred lines between sex and love.

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Varied Traits AuthorPatrick Brown is a lifelong resident of Georgia. He lives with his wife and two children in Northeast Atlanta. Varied Traits is his first work of fiction. He is currently writing his second novel, Heavy Hour.

 

 

 

 

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