• Review: A Frying Shame A Deep Fried Mystery, #3

    The town of Wrensdale is abuzz with excitement when Steeltop Foods sponsors a cooking contest to promote its new product, the Flavor Dial. With a $25,000 prize at stake, all the contestants are on edge, including Talia Marby, owner of Fry Me A Sliver....

  • Review: Silk Stalkings A Material Witness Mystery, #3

    “Silk Stalkings” by Diane Vallere is a fun romp through a small town beset by beauty pageant fever with the complications that come from a murder in its midst. The quirky characters such as Poly, who has to bear the burden of being conceived in a fabric...

  • Review: Abduction Killer Instinct

    Cynthia Eden’s latest romantic suspense centers around lost love and an unsolved kidnapping. Abduction is the story of Jillian West, a burned out FBI agent and Sheriff Hayden Black. Even in this shorter novel Cynthia Eden writes gripping and immersive...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews PM Kavanaugh

    Hi PM! Thanks for coming to share with the Night Owl Reviews readers. Please tell us about "Ready or Dead". It's about a young woman, Anika Washington, who is training hard for promotion to field agent status in a global counterterrorism agency. She must...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Anastasia Amor

    Hi Anastasia! Thanks for joining us on Night Owl Reviews. Please tell us about your book "Bourbon Street Burn: Sommerville Suspense". Restaurateur Anabelle Sommerville’s nightmares lead her to haunted New Orleans to solve the mystery of her past life...

  • Review: Memory

    Sharon Ervin weaves an intriguing tale in this contemporary mystery. Memory Smith is almost too good to be real and I enjoyed getting to know to woman behind the town legend. She is definitely a unique woman. Her bravery and her straightforwardness is...

  • Review: After the Dark Killer Instinct, #1

    “After the Dark” by Cynthia Eden is an action-packed thrill-ride of a tale that starts with an exciting scene and keeps the tension going for the entire book. I love it when the heroine and hero are equally capable and their partnership is complementary,...

  • Review: Wild & Sweet The Haven Brotherhood, #2

    I simply loved this second book in the Haven Brotherhood series. This book deals mainly with Zeke Dugan and Gabrielle “Gabe” Parker. The author has readers flipping the pages with this trauma doc engine mechanic duo. It feels like magic as the author...

  • Article: Dogs and Humor…and Laurien Berenson! - Dark Streets

    Laurien Berenson is a gal who gets to combine two of her favorite things in her career: dogs and writing humorous cozy mysteries! Laurien is the author of the popular Melanie Travis mysteries, published by Kensington.  For those of you not acquainted...

  • Review: Night and Day An Eve Duncan Novel, #21

    For a brief period of time, I wondered if the Eve Duncan saga was getting a little stale. I wasn’t unhappy that Eve had gotten closure and was going to settle into her happy ever after, but I was going to miss her and all of the intriguing folks around...

  • Review: A Death in the Dales A Kate Shackleton Mystery, #7

    “A Death in the Dales” is the first book by Frances Brody that I have read. I wasn’t sure that I would like a British mystery, especially because the colloquial speech of Britain is so different. Phrases and words were foreign to me and forced me to search...

  • Review: The Last Night at Tremore Beach

    "The Last Night at Tremore Beach" is a solid debut thriller which mixes a shivery supernatural element in with a puzzling crime drama. Peter Harper is going through both a professional and personal crisis. Needing to take some time for himself, he rents...

  • Review: Gone with the Twins League of Literary Ladies, #5

    The Fifth instalment in the League of Literary Ladies mysteries has the girls reading Margaret Mitchell’s saga of the South, Gone with the Wind. But there’s one situation on South Bass Island that they wish would simply blow over. Kidnapped as teenagers,...

  • Review: The Baker Street Jurors The Baker Street Letters, #5

    So, the real-life 221B Baker Street is not actually the home of the famous detective in real-life London? Oh, ow. I had seen pictures from fans of Sherlock Holmes in London about 221B Baker Street, as well as other famous real-world locations from the...

  • Review: The Undesired

    There were several things I liked about "The Undesired", by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The setting was really neat. I've never lived, or even visited, a place where it is cold a good deal of the year. I enjoy books about groups of people living together and...

  • Review: Smugglers & Scones Moorehaven Mysteries Book 1

    Morgan C. Talbot introduces the most deliciously literary cozy mystery with this fabulous read. Pippa Winterbourne is one of the most engaging heroines I've ever encountered. Moorehaven is one of the most delightful settings I have ever read about about....

  • Review: Poison My Pretty A Cozy Witch Mystery

    Amity Allen presents a perfectly delightful cozy mystery with the first in her series starring Poppy the former teen tv star. Poppy Parker is a fun and fresh addition to the ranks of amateur sleuths. As a teen celebrity I was expecting her to be a tad...

  • Review: Don't Turn Out the Lights Commandant Martin Servaz

    We have a sociopath twisting people around his little finger. But the author puts doubt in your mind as to if the people are manipulating the sociopath or is the sociopath manipulating the people? This causes the investigator, Servaz to constantly be...

  • Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell

    Imagine my delight and excitement over reading the novel "Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell" by Paul Kane. I am a fan of both Sherlock Holmes and the Hellraiser movies, and I do enjoy Clive Barker’s other works. I anticipated reading a story unlike...

  • Review: Nico: A Mafia Romance Ruin & Revenge, #1

    NICO is the first book in a new series by Sarah Castille called Ruin & Revenge. The series title is very significant to the entire books and I'm sure it will play out even more in the books to come. Mia is supposed to play the part of the perfect Mafia...

  • Review: Dead and Breakfast A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery

    "Dead and Breakfast" is a cozy mystery about Melanie West, a thirty-two divorcee who opens up a bed-and-breakfast with her grandmother. While they’re renovating a bedroom, they stumble upon a skeleton—the murdered body of the last owner’s wife and take...

  • Review: Blown Away A Kite Shop Mystery, #1

    "Blown Away" is the first book in the new Kite Mystery series. It’s about Emmy Adler, a twenty something kite shop owner, who stumbles upon a dead body on her morning walk. The dead body turns out to be her best friend’s ex-boyfriend and she must find...

  • Review: A Measure of Murder A Sally Solari Mystery

    "A Measure of Murder" is the second book in the Sally Solari Mystery series. Sally, now juggling her time between two restaurants, decides to join her ex-boyfriend’s choir. While at rehearsal, a mean tenor drops dead and his girlfriend thinks it was murder...

  • Review: Pop Goes the Murder A Popcorn Shop Mystery, #2

    "Pop Goes the Murder" is a cozy mystery about Rebecca Anderson, a gourmet popcorn entrepreneur, whose ex-husband, Antoine, asks her to be on his popular cooking show. Things take a dark turn when Antoine’s assistant is found murdered and the police think...

  • Review: Till Death

    Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers a spectacular suspense story with this fabulous contemporary. Sasha is such a deep and well developed heroine. I thoroughly enjoyed how we found out about her past little by little there wasn't just a huge information dump...

  • Review: King's Captive

    Well this was a mind freak of a read. The incident that leads to the current circumstances is meted out in memory flashes that are out of sequence and paint a bloody picture of Julius King, Sarah Mercedes “host” and captor. Three years she’s been on his...

  • Review: The Devil's Country

    “The Devil’s Country” by Harry Hunsicker is a murder mystery, thriller, crime novel about a former Texas Ranger. Arlo Baines is roaming Texas by bus, or by hitchhiking. All he wants to do is be in peace and read his books. Trouble seems to find him wherever...

  • Review: Elementary, She Read A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #1

    “Elementary, She Read” is a great first addition in a promising new series by Vicki Delany. Gemma Doyle has moved to the Cape Cod town, West London, to run the bookstore started by her uncle. The store is located at 222 Baker Street and is a Sherlock...

  • Review: Cruel Winter A County Cork Mystery, #5

    Maura Donovan inherited Sullivan's, a local pub in County Cork. She's been in Ireland for nine months and this is home to her. Maura never had any friends nor family and now she feels that she's finally got both. Just a small Irish village but home it...

  • Review: Cat Got Your Diamonds A Kitty Couture Mystery, #1

    Cat Got Your Diamonds is a cozy mystery about Lacy Crocker, a pet boutique and organic treat bakery owner who stumbles upon a murder in her own store and must solve it before her store loses funding. This was a very cute and fun read! I truly enjoyed...

  • Review: Purr M for Murder A Cat Rescue Mystery, #1

    "Purr M for Murder" is about Sydney McCall, a woman who found her ex-fiancée cheating on her with her secretary. For a fresh start after the break up, she decides to move back to her hometown of Deer Park, North Carolina from NYC to help her sister run...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Carolyn Rae

    Hi Carolyn! Thanks for stopping over today to chat about your latest book, "Pretend Princess". What's it based on? It's like the Prince and the Pauper, only she's a missionary's daughter hired to step in for a missing princess. Getting the public to accept...

  • Review: Imperial Valley Jimmy Veeder Fiasco, #3

    This novel is different from the get go. While there is a lot of language spread out through the story, it makes the characters believable. Mr. Shaw does a wonderful job showing the story for what it is: a crazy time in some crazy places where some people...

  • Review: Stormchaser Cutter Cay, #4

    “Stormchaser” has a unique blend of adventure, romance, and suspense. This fourth installment in the Cutter Cay series is a little different from what I was expecting. The discovery of treasure and a lost city which could be Atlantis, draws Jonah and...

  • Review: Roux the Day A Dinner Club Mystery, #2

    In the second outing of the “Dinner Club Mysteries” event planner Jennifer “J.J.” Tanner is planning a cruise ship casino night—and she’s really going overboard. She even arranged for radio DJ Connor Mac and TV personality Miranda Myers to help the good...

  • Review: Pekoe Most Poison A Tea Shop Mystery, #18

    In the latest outing from author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston’s most prominent hostesses, to a “Rat Tea,” she is understandably intrigued. As servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves...

  • Review: Love You Dead Roy Grace, #12

    This was a very entertaining murder/suspense story. Jodie Bentley grew up poor and she's determined that she will be beautiful and rich. She's accomplished the beautiful part by plastic surgery and she's currently working on the rich part by seducing...

  • Review: Fatal

    This complicated murder/suspense story opens with a married woman, Kate Jameson meeting Peter Ash(also married) at a dinner with mutual friends. Kate leaves that evening thinking non-stop about Peter. She ends up calling him and setting up a sexual dalliance....

  • Review: Where the Lost Girls Go A Laura Mori Mystery

    The author gives the reader, families with loads of problems, violence and scandal. That about covers it. That is everyday life, isn't it. Dysfunctional families, they're everywhere these days.It brings you into a possible reality situation from the first...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Richard Paolinelli

    Hi Richard. Thanks for joining us on Night Owl Reviews. Please tell us a bit about your book "Escaping Infinity". It is about a traveler who gets lost on the way to Phoenix and comes across the Infinity Hotel just as night begins to fall and the car is...

  • Review: Arsenic with Austen Crime with the Classics

    “Arsenic with Austen” drew me in. I loved the setting and reading the snippets from Jane Austen at the beginning of each chapter. However the idea of an heiress trying to be killed off is not new, the bad guys were too apparent and there was no real mystery....

  • Review: The Night Bird

    This was a great new murder/suspense series. Homicide detective Frost Easton begins investigating a series of suicides by women who have psychotic breaks. They all have one thing in common. They have all been treated by controversial therapist Francesca...

  • Review: Under Pressure Body Armor, #1

    I've been on a romantic suspense kick lately and I find that this author never disappoints. This is the first in a new series but if you've read her other works you may recognize some of the characters. Leese is working for Body Armor security and his...

  • Review: Law and Disorder The Finnegan Connection

    In this new series from Heather Graham, Kody has left her job in New York and gone home to help out her family. She's shocked when she is brought into the middle of a crime and kidnapped at gun point. She ends up held by a gang of men in the Everglades....

  • Review: Kneaded to Death A Bread Shop Mystery, #1

    "Kneaded to Death" is the first book in the Bread Shop mystery series about Ivy Culpepper, a thirtysomething struggling photographer who moves back to her hometown following the tragic death of her mother. Six months later, she’s still grieving the loss...

  • Review: Radioactive

    A terrorist attack that could wiped out an entire civilization is being planned and it involves an intricate array of skilled terrorists and most importantly equipment to carry out the attacks. “Radioactive” is a story composed mainly of timelines and...

  • Review: In Farleigh Field A Novel of World War II

    Rhys Bowen is one of my favorite authors. She wrote the Royal Spyness Myusteries, the Constable Evans Mysteries, and the Molly Murphy Mysteries. I have read most of these and you will fine reviews on my blog. I have just read “In Farleigh Field”, which...

  • Article: Q & A with author Christine Husom! - Dark Streets

    A long-time mystery lover, Christine Husom served with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department and trained with the St. Paul Police Department where she gained firsthand knowledge of law enforcement policies and procedures. She is the author of the...

  • Review: Death by Chocolate Lab Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery, #1

    "Death by Chocolate Lab" is about Daphne, a free-spirited pet sitter, who stumbles across the dead body of her sister's ex-boyfriend. With her sister being the prime suspect, Daphne must find the real murderer before her sister goes down for it. I had...

  • Review: At Close Range Tracers, #11

    I really liked this exciting romantic suspense story. Dani Harper is a police detective who catches the case of a double homicide. When facts from the crime scene don't add up, Dani turns to the Delphi Center crime lab to help her make sense of it. Scott...

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Last Oracle

In Washington, D.C., a homeless man takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms. A bloody coin clutched in the dead man's hand--an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi...

Honor Among Thieves by Wayne Zurl


What does a good cop do when his name and phone number is found in the pocket of a dead mobster from his past? Does he cooperate with the Internal Affairs investigator who wants to charge him with murder, but appears to have an ulterior motive?

Does he launch his own investigation into this murder from another jurisdiction to clear his name and find the real killer? Does learning that two former enemies have put a contract on his life complicate matters?

The Murder of Grace Bryant by Suzanne Rossi


Callie Bryant, a young woman with partial amnesia, returns to her childhood home with hopes of restoring the memories that are slowly coming back. She may have been a witness to her mother's murder twenty-five years before. Instead of being welcomed, Callie finds some people just want her to leave town. Anonymous letters show up, followed by threatening phone calls. Intruders invade the house. The ante is upped when someone shoots out her front window.

The only person she trusts is reporter, Josh Hendricks. He is new in town and not a suspect at the time of her mother's death. Intrigued, he agrees to help discover why certain city officials are refusing to answer her questions. Never tell a reporter, “No.” Josh asks questions of his own throwing himself into the mystery. As time passes, their relationship deepens.

Falling in love was not part of the plan. The more they investigate, the more nervous the killer becomes. Callie and Josh are not safe. Callie is remembering, and the clock is ticking down on the killer's freedom.

Death in the Abstract by Emily Barnes


Retired police chief Katherine Sullivan moved away from Edina, Minnesota to feed her artistic soul in New Mexico. But when she receives an urgent call, her serenity is shattered. Nathan Walker, her best friend and former colleague from her days on the police force, is missing and his crew of security experts hasn’t seen him in days. Now it’s up to Katherine to fly home and track him down.

Meanwhile, Edina is reeling from the murder of a local woman, which looks more and more like it could have a connection to Nathan's disappearance. And as Katherine digs deeper into the investigation, locating Nathan’s abandoned car and compiling a list of potential kidnappers, another body is found--and Katherine fears time is running out for her friend.

Finding herself reluctantly pulled into a new case, Katherine must set aside her artistic pursuits and tear herself away from her darling grandchildren in order to save her best friend in Death in the Abstract, the compelling sequel to Emily Barnes' The Fine Art of Murder.

Unconditional Surrender by Desiree Holt


FROM BESTSELLING ROMANCE AUTHOR DESIREE HOLT

Book one in the Strike Force series - newly edited and expanded version!

Had he found her again only to lose her to a stalker?

Slade Donovan and Kari Malone shared one anonymous night of hot sex. Five years later unexpected circumstances throw them together again and what’s between them burns hotter than ever. But as a member of Delta Force, Slade is wary of relationships, drawn to Kari on the one hand and hesitant on the other.

Kari has her own demons, the stalker she moved to escape who seems to track her everywhere. As the unknown stalker ramps up his game, it will take the Delta Force team to rescue her, and the danger to show them both that what they have is electric, erotic and real.

Abduction by Cynthia Eden


New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden has killer instincts when it comes to breathtaking suspense! 

Once the town troublemaker, Sheriff Hayden Black became the teen hero who saved young Jillian West from a savage kidnapper. He never got over their brief affair. Now the ex-SEAL and the burned-out FBI agent have reunited in their Florida hometown and rediscovered their powerful attraction. But as they hunt down a long-forgotten killer, will they get a second chance at happiness? When a series of accidents begins to plague Jill, Hayden won't let her fall victim again. There's too much history between them…and too much desire.

Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake


Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn’t like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne’s sister, Piper—Steve’s latest wronged girlfriend.

Certain that Piper is innocent, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, Daphne sets out to clear her sister’s name—and find Axis, Steve’s prize-winning chocolate Labrador, who went missing the night of Steve’s death. Aided by Socrates, her taciturn basset hound, and a hyperactive one-eared Chihuahua named Artie, Daphne quickly runs afoul of Detective Jonathan Black, a handsome and enigmatic newcomer to town, who has no appreciation for Daphne’s unorthodox sleuthing.

Can a free-spirited pet sitter, armed only with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and her two incompatible dogs, find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?

Includes recipes for homemade dog treats!

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout


In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

 

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

 

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

Darkness by Karen Robards


New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for “fantastic storytelling” (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life—and that of a handsome stranger—before they’re swallowed up in darkness forever.

BOOM. That’s the sound that changes everything for Dr. Gina Sullivan, a renowned ornithologist on a group research grant trip on the remote island of Attu, Alaska. When an everyday outing turns sinister at the onset of one of Attu’s infamous storms, Gina expects thunder and lightning—but what she doesn’t see coming is the small jet plane that drops out of the sky and into the water mere feet from her boat. Even more unprecedented: there’s a sole survivor from the crash, and he needs Gina’s help. But it turns out that rescuing the stranger and getting them both out of the oncoming storm is just the beginning. Because the more Gina learns about James “Cal” Callahan, he of brooding eyes and muscled frame, the more she fears—for herself, and for him.

Cal has made a career of trading on government secrets and emerging unscathed—until a routine pickup goes horribly wrong and lands him in ice-cold water. Literally. He knows the plane crash was no accident and that there could very well be an enemy force currently combing the Alaskan island ensuring there were no survivors. Now if only the arrestingly beautiful bird-watcher with the clear-blue gaze would stop watching him, well, like a hawk. Cal convinces Gina to return to base camp and help him covertly get off the island. But when Gina makes it safely back to camp and finds her entire team murdered, all bets are off, and as darkness envelops the island, she must decide: trust a man she barely knows, or go it alone and risk running straight into the arms of a killer?

Beyond Reason by Kat Martin


New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin raises chills as danger stalks a woman determined to make it in a man’s world . . .

Five weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather’s grave. Now she’s burying Drake Trucking’s top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe—Lincoln Cain.

Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling—and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly’s granddad he’d protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he’s the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm.

But Linc’s money can’t protect Carly from the men who’ll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won’t sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close . . . and fight like hell.