Suspense

Sarah Keller is not who she says she is. Her daughter, Zoe (age 5) is not really her daughter – at least, not according to the microchip in Zoe’s neck, found in a routine x-ray after an accident sends her to the ER. But who are Zoe’s real parents? And if Sarah really has nothing… Read More

Garrett Reilly is a genius. A money-grabbing, Wall Street genius with shady morals, perhaps, but a genius nonetheless. His brilliance may be why he’s the only person to stumble across a threat of war while reading the stock market. 200 billion dollars worth of bonds have just been dumped, potentially sinking the American economy into… Read More

In the depths of 1897 winter, Elspeth arrives home to the bodies of her husband and children, and is shot by her only surviving son – a cruel case of mistaken identity. Even with his mortally wounded mother to care for, Caleb is determined to avenge his family. But Elspeth has a secret that will… Read More

Detective Rob Ryan doesn’t think about his past. He’s perfectly content in his job in the Dublin Murder Squad, solving crimes and drinking wine with his partner and best friend, Cassie Maddox. What happened years ago in a dark wood has been forgotten and, honestly, he’s left that life behind, along with his real name… Read More

If you’re worried about being a “sucker”, or tired of being a “chump”, then it’s time to get with the lingo. Become familiar with the slang on the streets, the jargon of the criminal world, and the vernacular of investigation. With Part 3 of this A-Z Guide to Crime Speak you’ll be well prepared to… Read More

When you hear of cops walking the “beat” does it conjure images of uniformed officers breaking out into Fred Astaire tap routines? When you read about somebody being a “fence”, do you confusedly imagine him standing deadly still upright alongside your pumpkins and petunias? Here is Part 2 of your A-Z Guide to Crime Speak… Read More

Who doesn’t love a good crime novel and the whodunit suspense of a cracking murder mystery? There’s just something satisfyingly entertaining about the gritty world of con artists, safecrackers, cutthroats and killers. Perhaps though, like me, you adopt a fill-in-the-blanks approach to the criminal jargon interspersed through the narrative. Here is Part 1 of your… Read More

The thing about Horror Fiction is that there is no special effects, make-up, or musical score to build the suspense. There’s only you, the prose, and your imagination. Of course, inspired by the right author your imagination can conjure up far more frightening realities than even the biggest special effects budget. If scared is what you’re… Read More

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