The Best Corpse for the Job

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626491922

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 572

"Tea and sympathy have never been so deadly." Schoolteacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St. Crispin's have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it's make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straightforward decision turns as tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village. Inspector Robin Bright isn't thrilled to be back at St. Crispin's. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it's not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony. As secrets amongst the governors emerge and a second person turns up dead, Robin needs to focus less on Adam and more on his investigation. But there are too many suspects, too many lies, and too many loose ends. Before they know it, Robin and Adam are fighting for their lives and their hearts.
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The Glass-House Murder

Author: T. Neilson

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 1611526450

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 1362

Meet Lord Henry Carlisle: gentleman, wastrel, and mystery-novel lover. When his mother telephones him on a May evening to tell him they've just discovered a body in the glass-house, Hal does what he loves to do: he goes to investigate. As it happens, the local constabulary, headed by an unusually well-spoken, well-educated fellow named Sayers, is already on the case, and Sayers is a bit of a mystery all on his own. When the constabulary finally identifies the victim in the glass-house, Hal realizes this is not just an academic exercise in logic and justice; it's a personal and family matter.
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All Lessons Learned

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781609283995

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 5360

The Great War is over. Freed from a prisoner of war camp and back at St. Bride's College, Orlando Coppersmith is discovering what those years have cost. All he holds dear -- including his beloved Jonty Stewart, lost in combat.
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Two Feet Under

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Lindenshaw Mysteries

ISBN: 9781626496828

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 2600

Things are looking up for Adam Matthews and Robin Bright--their relationship is blossoming, and they've both been promoted. But Robin's a policeman, and that means murder is never far from the scene. When a body turns up in a shallow grave at a Roman villa dig site--a body that repeatedly defies identification--Robin finds himself caught up in a world of petty rivalries and deadly threats. The case seems to want to drag Adam in, as well, and their home life takes a turn for the worse when an ex-colleague gets thrown out of his house and ends up outstaying his welcome at theirs. While Robin has to prove his case against a manipulative and fiendishly clever killer, Adam is trying to find out which police officer is leaking information to the media. And both of them have to work out how to get their home to themselves again, which might need a higher intelligence than either a chief inspector or a deputy headteacher.
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Blow Down

Author: Jl Merrow

Publisher: Plumber's Mate Mysteries

ISBN: 9781626497269

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 3610

Death is what happens while you¿re making other plans . . . The last thing newly engaged plumber Tom Paretski needs is to stumble over another dead body. He¿s got enough on his mind already as the reality of his impending marriage sinks in. Not only is his family situation complicated, but his heroism at a pub fire has made him a local celebrity, and now everyone knows about his psychic talents¿and wants a piece of them. Hired to recover a missing necklace, Tom and his fiancé, private investigator Phil Morrison, find themselves trying to unmask a killer. And there¿s no shortage of suspects, including the local bishop. As Tom and Phil try to uncover the truth, they¿re pulled in all directions by the conflicting pressures of their families and their own desires. But the murderer they¿re up against is a ruthless schemer who won¿t baulk at killing again. If Tom and Phil don¿t watch out, their love¿and all their plans for the future¿could be blown down like a house of straw. Publisher's note: This is lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.
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My Tutu Went AWOL

A Drag Ballerina In Iraq And Afghanistan

Author: Iestyn Edwards

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1911586262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7238

ON THE TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, IESTYN EDWARDS, BASS BARITONE, BOARDED H.M.S. VICTORY TO SING AT A NAVAL SUPPER IN THE PRESENCE OF HER MAJESTY. Stacks, Royal Marines Commando, was there on duty. He was also on duty when Iestyn turned up in the middle of the Iraq war on a Combined Services Entertainment tour, this time in a tutu... Despite trying to dry his ballet tights on the anti-blast wall,singing from a tank turret and confiscating the President of Estonia’s custard creams, the most unlikely friendship was formed. They even invited him back...
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The City PI and the Country Cop

Author: Edward Kendrick

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 1611527511

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 8328

A murder in a small Colorado town closely resembles unsolved crimes committed by a serial killer almost thirty years ago. Private investigator Teague Donovan learns of the recent murder and is instantly drawn to the case, because one of the victims in the past was his best friend, and he is determined to bring the killer to justice. Hoyt Newman, the detective in charge of the most recent case, is none too happy with Teague's interfering. At least not until a second homeless boy is tortured and killed. As the two men work together, they begin to develop an interest in each other -- one that seems fated not to come to fruition since Teague is city, through and through, and Hoyt is definitely country to the core.
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Home the Hard Way

Author: Z.A. Maxfield

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

ISBN: 1626491453

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 5928

Dare Buckley has come home — or at least, he's come back to Palladian, the small town he left as a teenager. After a major lapse in judgment forced him to resign from the Seattle PD, Palladian is the only place that'll hire him. There's one benefit to hitting rock bottom, though: the chance to investigate the mystery of his father's suicide. Dare also gets to reacquaint himself with Finn Fowler, whose childhood hero worship ended in uncomfortable silence when Dare moved away. But Finn isn't the same little kid Dare once protected. He's grown into an attractive, enigmatic stranger who neither wants nor needs what Dare has to offer. In fact, Dare soon realizes that Finn's keeping secrets — his own and the town's. And he doesn't seem to care that Dare needs answers. The atmosphere in Palladian, like its namesake river, appears placid, but dark currents churn underneath. When danger closes in, Dare must pit his ingenuity against his heart, and find his way home the hard way.
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Day and Knight

Author: Dirk Greyson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632167064

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 2904

As former NSA, Dayton (Day) Ingram has national security chops and now works as a technical analyst for Scorpion. He longs for fieldwork, and scuttling an attack gives him his chance. He s smart, multilingual, and a technological wizard. But his opportunity comes with a hitch a partner, Knighton (Knight), who is a real mystery. Despite countless hours of research, Day can find nothing on the agent, including his first name! Former Marine Knight crawled into a bottle after losing his family. After drying out, he s offered one last chance: along with Day, stop a terrorist threat from the Yucatan. To get there without drawing suspicion, Day and Knight board a gay cruise, where the deeply closeted Day and equally closeted Knight must pose as a couple. Tensions run high as Knight communicates very little and Day bristles at Knight s heavy-handed need for control. But after drinking too much, Day and Knight wake up in bed. "Together." As they near their destination, they must learn to trust and rely on each other to infiltrate the terrorist camp and neutralize the plot aimed at the US s technological infrastructure, if they hope to have a life after the mission. One that might include each other. "
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Splintered

Author: SJD Peterson

Publisher: DSP Publications

ISBN: 1634765559

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 3395

Can Hutch and Noah work together to catch a killer and bring him to justice before anyone else falls victim?
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Trowchester Blues

Author: Alex Beecroft

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

ISBN: 1626491984

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 7567

Michael May is losing it. Long ago, he joined the Metropolitan Police to escape his father's tyranny and protect people like himself. Now his father is dead, and he's been fired for punching a suspect. Afraid of his own rage, he returns to Trowchester — and to his childhood home, with all its old fears and memories. When he meets a charming, bohemian bookshop owner who seems to like him, he clings tight. Fintan Hulme is an honest man now. Five years ago, he retired from his work as a high class London fence and opened a bookshop. Then an old client brings him a stolen book too precious to turn away, and suddenly he's dealing with arson and kidnapping, to say nothing of all the lies he has to tell his friends. Falling in love with an ex-cop with anger management issues is the last thing he should be doing. Finn thinks Michael is incredibly sexy. Michael knows Finn is the only thing that still makes him smile. But in a relationship where cops and robbers are natural enemies, that might not be enough to save them.
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The Little Death

Author: Michael Nava

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145329774X

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 4975

Murder rocks a moneyed San Francisco family in the novel that introduced “a detective unlike any previous protagonist in American noir” (The New Yorker). Henry Rios is a Latino public defender battling alcoholism, dangerously close to burning out. Accustomed to dealing with the minor offenses of the disenfranchised, he’s reached a crossroads in his life. His new client, Hugh Paris, who has been arrested for drug possession, is the black-sheep scion of an important and prosperous San Francisco family—and one of Rios’s former lovers. Rios understands lost souls a little too well and has always stayed loyal to the troubled and wealthy wastrel. But no sooner does a mysterious benefactor bail him out, than Paris shows up on Rios’s door—paranoid, shaken, and terrified that his grandfather wants to murder him. When Paris is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose, Rios is the only one who considers foul play. Determined to find the truth, he knocks on the Bay Area’s most gilded doors, where he discovers a family tainted by jealousy and greed, warped by a fortune someone’s willing to kill—and kill again—to possess. The first novel in the Lambda Literary Award–winning series that Christopher Bram calls “a large-scale moral portrait of one man’s life,” The Little Death is at once an atmospheric noir mystery set in 1980s California and a scathing indictment of the power of old money and a legal system caught in the maws of escalating corruption.
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Awfully Glad

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1626391645

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1570

WWI hero Sam Hines is used to wearing a face that isnÕt his own. When heÕs not in the trenches, heÕs the most popular female impersonator on the front, but a mysterious note from an anonymous admirer leaves him worried. Everyone realizesÑeventuallyÑthat SamÕs not a woman, but has somebody also worked out that he also prefers his lovers to be male? When Sam meetsÑand falls forÑfellow officer Johnny Browne after the war, he wonders whether he could be the man who wrote the note. If so, is he the answer to SamÕs dreams or just another predatory blackmailer, ready to profit from a love that dare not speak its name?
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Jury of One

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626493773

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 8463

Inspector Robin Bright is enjoying a quiet Saturday with his lover, Adam Matthews, when murder strikes in nearby Abbotston, and he's called in to investigate. He hopes for a quick resolution, but as the case builds, he's drawn into a tangled web of crimes, new and old, that threatens to ensnare him and destroy his fledgling relationship. Adam is enjoying his final term teaching at Lindenshaw School, and is also delighted to be settling down with Robin at last. Only Robin doesn't seem so thrilled. Then an old crush of Adam's shows up in the murder investigation, and suddenly Adam is yet again fighting to stay out of one of Robin's cases, to say nothing of trying to keep their relationship from falling apart. Between murder, stabbings, robberies, and a suspect with a charming smile, the case threatens to ruin everything both Robin and Adam hold dear. What does it take to realise where your heart really lies, and can a big, black dog hold the key?
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The Walls of Troy

Author: L. a. Witt

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

ISBN: 9781619227644

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 638

Just when the pieces begin to add up, danger blows them all apart... MA1 Iskander Ayhan's orders are simple: stay with Admiral Dalton's son as a plainclothes bodyguard while the kid attends university classes. So typical-a high-ranking officer abusing Navy resources for unnecessary security. It isn't long before Iskander realizes there's more to his assignment than protecting the kid from benign harassment by homophobic classmates. Behind those piercings, eyeliner, and bad attitude, Troy Dalton is scared. Truly, deeply, scared. Troy is indeed hiding something. Iskander is the only one who's ever taken his fears seriously, which gives him hope. Yet Troy isn't sure one lone, armed-to-the-teeth bodyguard is enough to keep him safe, especially since he can't risk telling Iskander the truth. As Iskander slowly gains Troy's trust, the walls start coming down. And before they know it, the warmth between them explodes into real heat. Until suddenly Iskander realizes he's a magnet for danger, not a shield. Now he doesn't know how to keep Troy safe-stay close, or get as far away from him as possible. Warning: Contains a younger man with a thing for older men, and an older man who doesn't usually have quite so much trouble resisting younger men. Author is not responsible for any bad academic habits that might result from watching these two "study" for their exams.
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The Boys on the Mountain

Author: John Inman

Publisher: DSP Publications

ISBN: 1632167964

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 8577

Jim begins digging into his house's history. Unhappily for him, it seems long dead Nigel Letters has a few tricks up his sleeve.
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Blue Eyed Stranger

A Trowchester Blues Novel

Author: Alex Beecroft

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

ISBN: 1626492123

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 3326

Billy Wright has a problem: he’s only visible when he’s wearing a mask. That’s fine when he’s performing at country fairs with the rest of his morris dancing troupe. But when he takes the paint off, his life is lonely and empty, and he struggles with crippling depression. Martin Deng stands out from the crowd. After all, there aren’t that many black Vikings on the living history circuit. But as the founder of a fledgling historical re-enactment society, he’s lonely and harried. His boss doesn’t like his weekend activities, his warriors seem to expect him to run everything single-handedly, and it’s stressful enough being one minority without telling the hard men of his group he’s also gay. When Billy’s and Martin’s societies are double-booked at a packed county show, they know at once they are kindred spirits, united by a deep feeling of connectedness to their history and culture. But they’re also both hiding in their different ways, and they need each other to be brave enough to take their masks off and still be seen.
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Slasherazzi

Author: Daniel A Kaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925180237

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 7159

Recently promoted to Detective, Alex is out to prove himself and the Slasherazzi case is the perfect opportunity. Mutilated corpses are showing up across Tampa, and when the team discovers the newest victim was tortured alive, Alex becomes more determined than ever to stop the crazed serial killer before the horrific stabbings escalate further. With the return of Alex's ex-boyfriend and journalist, Vince, the investigation takes a dangerous twist: the killer starts showing a personal interest in Alex. Can he stop the murders and salvage his relationship with Vince, or does he risk letting both men get away?
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Jurassic Heart

Author: Anna Martin

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1627982272

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 2113

Nick and Carter are on opposite sides of a search for dinosaur bones. They must learn to work on the same site without killing each other.
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Count the Shells

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Porthkennack Novel

ISBN: 9781626496552

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 3243

Michael Gray returned from World War One injured, but at least he returned. Others were not so fortunate, including his first and greatest love, Thomas Carter-Clemence, with whom Michael had parted bitterly before the conflict began. Broch, the Carter-Clemence home in Porthkennack, was an integral part of pre-war holidays for the Grays, the two families drawn together in the wake of their sons' friendship. Returning to the once-beloved Cornish coast for a break with his sister and her family, Michael has to find the courage to face old memories . . . and dare new relationships. When Thomas's brother Harry makes an unexpected appearance, Michael is surprised to find himself deeply attracted to Harry for his own sake. But as their relationship heats up, it unearths startling revelations and bitter truths. Michael must decide whether Harry is the answer to his prayers or the last straw to break an old soldier's back.
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