Category Archives: Mystery

Guardians In Blue: Book II

Guardians In Blue, Book Two provides a window into the hearts and minds of the men and women who ride toward danger when others are running away. It takes away the glitter of Hollywood and shows the reader what life on the street is really like. It gives insight into the mind of criminals before, during and after the commission of the crime. It illustrates the investigative techniques, and the methods employed by real guardians in solving the crime and bringing the predator to justice.

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A Provencal Mystery

Why did a nun in a seventeenth-century convent flagellate herself until her blood spattered the wall? Why did nuns save a child doomed to death in the Holocaust and who wanted her killed? Who wants a lost head-shaped reliquary that holds something other than a head? And are answers to these questions the key to a terrible modern-day death in a quiet archive? When American historian Pandora (Dory) Ryan finds a very rare, uncataloged seventeenth-century nun’s diary inside a record book at the provincial archives in Avignon, she is thrilled. This is historian’s treasure. But she doesn’t know yet that it will send her on a search that brings about changes in how she feels about her profession, the irrational, and love with a sexy Frenchman. And it will take her from the archive on a dangerous adventure into the countryside of Provence, which, beautiful as it is, has a long and bloody history. The archive’s dramatis personae: the grumpy archivist, with his paper-clip chains; the gofer, who smokes Gauloises and gets away with far too much; a nun with a sense of humor who harangues high school kids about sex; the nun’s glamorous sidekick; a famous American historian, whose requests for documents are inexplicably denied; the eminent professor, destined to fall in love; his nervous graduate student. And that sexy Frenchman, who isn’t who he says he is.

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Motive

Just months before Hawaii’s gubernatorial primary election, a body is found on the floor of the open air capitol, a macabre scene specifically manipulated to draw attention to a sitting governor with waning political support. Frantic, he calls on the Honolulu Chief of Police Walter Tseng, demanding that the perpetrator be brought to justice as swiftly and silently as possible, fearful a scandal might destroy whatever chance he still has at gaining re-election.

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Stone and Spark

During the worst week of her life, Raleigh Harmon discovers her destiny.

Her best friend is a smart-mouthed genius girl named Drew Levinson. But Drew is gone. Everybody insists she ran away. But Raleigh suspects something darker. Armed with one rock hammer, an encyclopedic knowledge of city criminal codes, and a stubborn streak wide as the Chesapeake Bay, Raleigh searches for clues.

Did Drew secretly meet somebody?
Did her loony parents finally push her over the edge?
Or is Raleigh’s hunch dead-on-Drew didn’t choose to leave.

The first book in the best-selling Raleigh Harmon mystery series, Stone and Spark introduces the girl who will grow up to become a forensic geologist and FBI agent-provided she survives her high school years.

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False Dawn

The client admits he killed a man… His lawyer doesn’t believe him… The truth is buried beneath a conspiracy of theft and murder. Linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter heads to Havana and untangles a deadly plot involving the CIA, Fidel Castro, and the Russian government. “Realistic, gritty, fun.”– New York Times Book Review “Entertainingly audacious” — Kirkus Reviews “A highly entertaining yarn filled with wry humor.” — Detroit Free Press “Mystery writing at its very, very best.” — Larry King, USA Today

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Downfall

The Job From Hell. . . Just Turned Deadly Paraplegic young attorney Pen Wilkinson is putting her life back together after a tragic accident, working for a large bank in a faraway city. She soon begins to suspect that the job and the company are not what they seem to be, and suddenly she is thrust into a nightmare. Unbelievably, her employer and the media accuse Pen of fraud and wrongdoing, creating a scandal that threatens to bring down her company. Fired from her job, alone, and dodging attempts on her life, Pen uncovers a string of sophisticated, deadly corporate sabotage incidents. Her search for the unseen saboteurs who destroyed her life takes her across the country, reaching a terrifying climax, as she finally confronts the real force behind the plot called Downfall.

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Amazing Detective

The East Hampton Star called Jericho an amazing detective. He’s hard pressed to live up to his reputations by two cases. One – a dead body found on a Montauk hiking trail. The other a case involving drug cartels, racial tensions, human trafficking and murder. These complex mysteries converge on the detective until is own life is in danger. The endings is shocking and unexpected. “The discovery of a body on a Long Island beach leads a detective into a complex murder investigation with possible ties to drug trafficking in this novel… An entertaining mystery with an engaging hero and deftly handled plot twists.”-Kirkus Reviews https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/walter-marks/amazing-detective

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Vengeance and Forgiveness

Vengeance the instinctive desire to get back at the source of one’s injury is generally accompanied by the moral emotion of resentment and indignation, which are also natural psychological reactions. They arise when an individual suffers a non-trivial injury (Physical or mental) that was inflicted without excuse or justification. As an individual feels threatened. We hope then to impose punishment. Forgiveness comes later, if ever.

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Ash: Jagged Edge Series #5

It’s funny how your past choices always seem to follow you. But when it becomes a mistake that you will soon regret, there is only one thing you can do ‘Fix it.’ Juliette Daniels wanted to do just that, but every time she tried to do the right thing, she ended up getting sucked in deeper and deeper. Her destiny was not her own and one man controlled it. Her Master
Ash Jacobs was a simple man, hard working with good morals, but the minute he met his sexy new neighbor that all changed. His obsession to find out who she was might have been the one thing to push her away, but there was no way he was going to give up until he found out the truth. Not even Sebastian Collins could stop the desire he had for her.

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Rage

Rage is a murder, mystery, thriller that raises important issues in forensic science, psychology today, and the practice of clinical psychiatry. Strange things are happening in Hillsborough, the affluent suburb of San Francisco: normal people without a hint of psychiatric problems suddenly become violent. None have motive for assault or murder, and being residents of Hillsborough is the only factor they have in common. While they remember nothing of their violence, observers describe their behavior as strange-like an automaton. Michael Rose, a psychiatrist and expert in forensic science and his associate, Karen Scott, a clinical psychologist, study the people accused of these crimes. They suspect that this behavior is more than psychiatric, but fail to come up with a credible explanation. The legal and medical establishments scratch their collective heads about how to assign responsibility for these acts as advocates make their cases while Michael and Karen pursue the truth. Finally, Michael and Karen discover what happened, but we must await the climax and denouement to understand. Rage is not only a ‘who done it’, it’s a ‘why and how done-it.’ FROM FIVE STAR REVIEWER 6/29/2014: This book gripped me and would not let go! I have read almost every single book Lawrence Gold has written. I have yet to find one I didn’t absolutely enjoy! Rage does have medical components but is a stand alone novel apart from his hospital series.

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