• Article: Exclusive First Chapter: Dog Collar Chaos by Adrienne Giordano

    Today we get to share with you an EXCLUSIVE FIRST CHAPTER  from Adrienne Giordano's fourth book in her Lucie Rizzo Mystery series! Dog Collar Chaos Buy Now Lucie Rizzo--Mafia princess-turned-dog accessory entrepreneur—is riding high after scoring...

  • Article: It’s a dark and stormy murder with author Julia Buckley - Dark Streets

    What happens when an aspiring writer gets to live and work with her idol, a writer of romantic gothic suspense ala Victoria Holt?  Well, her adventures might get told in a new series, Writer’s Apprentice Mysteries, and the teller of such tales...

  • Article: First Chapter: The Darkest Corner by Liliana Hart

    Gravediggers Book 1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s first book in her suspenseful Gravediggers series, featuring an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and...

  • Article: Cover Reveal: Random Acts by Erica Spindler + Exclusive Excerpt

    Eric Spindler stops on over to share the cover for her upcoming release RANDOM ACTS! The Blurb: One dead queen. Three bizarre acts of violence. No visible connection between the crimes. Michaela Dee Dare, newly minted detective for the New Orleans PD,...

  • Article: Q&A with Laura Bradford aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey - Dark Streets

    1) Tell us a little about your background – what got you interested in writing as a career? I was ten years old when I knew I wanted to be a writer, and I never strayed from that path. In the beginning, I thought I’d go toward children’s...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Article: Uncovering – Susan Wittig Albert - Dark Streets

    Another author I’ve recently stumbled across is Susan Wittig Albert . Susan has been a full-time novelist since she left her career as a university English professor and administrator in 1985. A New York Times bestselling author, her books include...

  • Article: A New Face for suspense….Gerry Schmitt - Dark Streets

    Although the name of Gerry Schmitt is relatively new to suspense lovers, her alter ego, Laura Childs, is a staple in the world of cozy mysteries. Writing as Laura Childs, she is the NYT bestselling author of more than thirty-eight mysteries which span...

  • Article: Great Cozy's For the December - Dark Streets

    December is an excellent month for cozy mysteries to be released! After all, with all the hustle bustle of the holidays, sometimes it’s good to just sit down with a good cozy and take your mind off things! Here are a few of the December cozies you...

  • Article: Writing the fifth Jana Lane mystery, RAG DOLL by Joe Cosentino + Excerpt

    I leap out of bed at 3am with an idea for a shocking ending nobody will guess, not even the mystery mavens. After fumbling for the pencil and pad on my night table, I jot down a few notes then fall back to sleep. The next day I can read my notes, so I...

  • Article: Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett! - Dark Streets

    Lorraine / Lorna is an author who does double duty! As Lorraine Bartlett she writes the Victoria Square Mystery series and Lotus Bay Mysteries, as Lorna Barrett she writes the Booktown Mysteries. She also pulls in triple duty as LL Bartlett with her Jeff...

  • Article: Q&A with author Katherine Hall Page! - Dark Streets

    Katherine Hall Page was born and grew up in New Jersey, graduating from Livingston High School. Her father was the Executive Director of The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and her mother was an artist. Page has an older brother and a younger sister....

  • Article: Giveaway: Mystery / Suspense

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  • Article: Cover Reveal: Triple Six by Erica Spindler

    Today we have the chance to share with you the cover for "Triple Six". This book releases on 11/17/16. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.com. Triple Six - The Lightkeepers Book 2 The countdown continues . . . Detectives Micki Dare and Zach...

  • Article: Q&A with Susan Furlong aka Lucy Arlington! - Dark Streets

    Susan Furlong , writing under the name of Lucy Arlington , pens the Novel Idea Mysteries! Let’s get to know her a little better! Tell us a little about your background: I left the teaching profession when our first child was born and began writing...

  • Article: Exclusive Excerpt: Death at the Day Lily Cafe by Wendy Sand Eckel + Recipe

    First up we have an awesome giveaway for you and below you get to delve into an Exclusive Excerpt and Cinnamon Muffin recipe! Enter to win an Autographed copy of "Death at the Day Lily Cafe"! Death at the Day Lily Cafe - Rosalie Hart, #2 Rosalie...

  • Article: Murder, He Wrote - A look at the novels of Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher - Dark Streets

    Okay, if you’re a true mystery lover it’s a safe bet you’ve seen the MURDER SHE WROTE television series starring Angela Lansbury at least once or twice, if not glued to your TV screen the entire twelve seasons it was on the air.  ...

  • Article: Going to the Dogs - Dark Streets

    While I admit I’m partial to feline detectives, I have a soft spot in my heart for canine ones as well!  Here are a few excellent cozies featuring some Sherlock-like pooches! On Amazon The Barking Detective Series – Waverly Curtis Since...

  • Article: The Man Behind the Woman by Joe Cosentino + China Doll Excerpt

    Joe Cosentino talks about his heroine Jana Lane with the release of China Doll , the fourth Jana Lane mystery published by The Wild Rose Press As a child I loved child stars like Shirley Temple, Hayley Mills, and Patty Duke, seeing their movies over and...

  • Article: Mary Maddox's Darkroom Giveaway - $25 Amazon Card and Prize Pack

    Enter to win a $25 Amazon Card, Print Book (Also Pick an Additonal Prize). Plus 5 additional winner to get an eBook! Darkroom There’s plenty of room for another grave in the mountains . . . Talented but unstable photographer Day Randall has been...

  • Article: J. J. Cook, A Tribute - Dark Streets

    A tribute to the writing team of Jim and Joyce Lavene (aka J. J. Cook)  from Toni Lotempio. Jim and Joyce Lavene both passed within six months of each other – Joyce last December and Jim on May 5.  They were a stellar writing team who...

  • Article: Joe Cosentino’s Private Haven + Giveaway

    When Night Owl Reviews asked me to write an article about my writing space, I thought about how to get a camera inside my head. I have always been a storyteller. My sister and I as kids produced full scale musicals with lavish costumes inside a neighbor’s...

  • Article: Win 6 Suspense Novels

    Rain Dogs Hack Too Soon Dead Sent to the Devil Quarry's List Quarry   For entry, you need to complete the shipping address and the Newsletter entry options. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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    Copy Cap Murder  Foreign Éclairs Fat Tuesday Fricassee The Berlin Package A Bed of Scorpions     For entry, you need to complete the shipping address and the Newsletter entry options. a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Article: Laura Childs, The Nora Roberts of the Cozies - Dark Streets

    There’s a new author I’ve discovered over the last year who just HAS to be as talented and prolific as Nora Roberts (or my very favorite, JD ROBB!) and that’s none other than Laura Childs! Laura writes three mystery series – The...

  • Article: A Queen of Suspense….Wendy Corsi Staub! - Dark Streets

    I recently discovered author Wendy Corsi Staub after attending BEA last year, and I must say I’m sorry I never read any of her books sooner!  Besides writing romantic fiction as Wendy Markham, she’s the author of over eighty  novels,...

  • Article: Up Close and Personal with Leslie Budewitz, An Interview - Dark Streets

    Leslie Budewitz is the only author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction—the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, for Death al Dente (Berkley Prime Crime), first in the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, and the 2011 Agatha...

  • Article: Cats Make Great Detectives, Too! - Dark Streets

    As a writer of cozy mysteries featuring an extremely communicative cat (the Nick and Nora mysteries, debut December 2014) I must confess to being partial to mysteries that feature cats! (not that I don’t like dogs, or give dogs equal time, I do,...

  • Article: Rise of The Iron Eagle by Roy A. Teel Jr. - Free Read

    Rise of The Iron Eagle - The Iron Eagle Series, #1 Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer? Or a new breed of Justice? Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are hunting...

  • Article: Murder on The Mind by L.L. Bartlett - Free Read

    A Jeff Resnick Mystery Buy Now Jeff Resnick hardly knew his well-heeled half-brother. But after suffering a fractured skull in a vicious mugging, he reluctantly accepts the fact that he has a long and brutal recovery to face—and his closest of kin...

  • Article: Joanne Fluke, Can't Get Enough of Her! - Dark Streets

    One author I can’t get enough of is Joanne Fluke, author of the popular Hannah Swenson mysteries! What happens when you mix baked goods with murder? You get Hannah Swensen and her best-selling series of cozy mysteries. Each book is packed with a...

  • Article: Ilona Andrews, Masters of Suspense - Dark Streets

    Ilona Andrews is a husband and wife writing team. Ilona and Gordon met in college. One of my favorite series by these two is the Kate Daniels series. It is one that is loaded with a combination of magic and suspense.  For all you sci-fi lovers, this...

  • Article: Make Way for Rita Mae Brown - Move Over, Mrs. Murphy! - Dark Streets

    One of my favorite mystery series is the Mrs. Murphy series, penned by Rita Mae Brown (and Sneaky Pie Brown, her tabby!) Mrs. Murphy is the central character in a series of cozy mystery novels by American author Rita Mae Brown . The eponymous character...

  • Article: Blood Red by Wendy Corsi Staub

    If you're a suspense reader don't miss out on Wendy Corsi Staub's latest book, Blood Red. Wendy has many Top Pick awards on Night Owl Reviews. Blood Red starts out a brand new series. Blood Red - Mundy's Landing, #1 From New York Times bestselling...

  • Article: US Air Force 68th Birthday - Dale Brown + Excerpt

    My job as a techno-thriller author is to keep my readers turning the pages until the story is done, making sure they are swept up in the action from the very first page. There are many ways to do that. One way is to keep the reader guessing. "What...

  • Article: Letter from Catherine Dilts - Stone Cold Case

    Where do you get your ideas? Readers often ask this question, and sometimes it is difficult to answer. I can tell you exactly how the idea for Stone Cold Case began. An image from a camping trip got stuck in my head. The image? A simple hunting blind....

  • Article: To Thine Own Self Be True – The One Rule Failed Authors Forget by Liana Brooks

    I started writing seriously in 2006, and by seriously I mean I joined an online critique group and told myself to write daily. The whole writing routine thing didn't happen right away. It took about five years to find my stride, and while I was running...

  • Article: A Look At …Gillian Flynn - Dark Streets

    One of the most popular suspense authors today is Gillian Flynn. Gillian was born and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. From there she went onto university at the University of Kansas. She has received her Master's degree from Northwestern University....

  • Article: Cover Reveal: Sherlock Holmes and the Servants Of Hell by Paul Kane

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  • Article: Untouchable by Ava Marsh Giveaway

    Sign-up for Contests & Special Event Notifications Full Contest Entry Rules Untouchable Releases 10/6/15 Spend a night of sexual adventure with this gritty, debut thriller. In a toxic world of lust, lies, and elegant hotels, London’s high-class...

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  • Article: Not just Sookie Stackhouse – Charlaine Harris - Dark Streets

    You all know the name Charlaine Harris as the author of the urban fantasy mystery series featuring Sookie Stackhouse – but Charlaine has been writing mysteries for over thirty years! Harris is also the author of the Aurora Teagarden novels. One...

  • Article: Queen of the Legal thriller – Lisa Scottoline - Dark Streets

    Lisa Scottoline was born in Philadelphia and has a law degree. She's won the Edgar Award for "Best Paperback Original Mystery. Lisa has written around twenty novels and is a NYT Best Selling author. You can find her books in 25 languages. Lisa...

  • Article: Wattpad Isn't the Only Game in Town by K.D. Rose

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  • Article: Cooking up Mystery with…Daryl Wood Gerber! - Dark Streets

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    One of my favorite authors who writes mysteries about felines is Sofie Kelly . Sofie Kelly is the author of the New York Times best-selling Magical Cats mysteries. As Sofie Ryan she writes the upcoming Second Chance Cat mysteries. In her spare time she...

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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?

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.

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!

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?

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.