• 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...

  • Review: Sky is Over

    Can you envision the world as you know it coming to an end? Gone are the people, the places, sounds, and life's events which formed your vibrant personality. Those memories gone forever! Eric M. Bosarge is the author of a compelling and often mind-bending...

  • Review: Ill Met by Murder A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery, #2

    “Ill Met by Murder” is the second book in the Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery series. During the production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a murder is committed and Charlotte Fairfax once again finds herself entangled in a murder case. I didn’t...

  • Review: Bronx Requiem

    "Bronx Requiem" by John Clarkson is a gritty but stylish crime story! If, like me, you enjoy a good crime drama, you will want to check out “Bronx Requiem” by John Clarkson. James Beck and Paco ‘Packy’ Johnson formed a bond during their respective stints...

  • Review: Chain Reaction Bodyguard, #3

    "Chain Reaction," undeniably gave me mixed emotions as I was reading the novel. It was a fun, heart-pulsing action packed book that I would not recommend for the more timid readers. In other words if you are easily offended by explicit content that involves...

  • Review: Right Behind You

    This was another great installment in the Quincy and Rainie series. If you've been reading this series over the years then you know that they are both ex FBI agents and they now have their own consulting business. They are settled down and are in the...

  • Review: Mission Impawsible A Paws & Claws Mystery

    Krista Davis’ latest entry in her Paws and Claws mysteries is a real winner! Holly and her grandmother, Oma are gearing up for a matchmaker event at the Sugar Maple Inn. To make the event even more interesting, it’s geared specifically toward pet Owners!...

  • Review: Anatomy of Innocence Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted

    Times have changed from the gods deciding who was guilty or innocent to present day of humans making the decision. It is almost always uncertain if someone is guilty or innocent. But a decision must be made and in doing so, sometimes mistakes are made....

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Cathy Skendrovich

    Hi Cathy! Great to have you over to our little bookish world. Today we want to hear about your latest book, "The Pirate's Bride"! What's it about? Following a disastrous Coming Out season, Sophie Bellard vows never to become intimate with any man, preferring...

  • Review: Death Among Rubies A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery, #2

    “Death Among Rubies” by R. J. Koreto is set in Edwardian England and spotlights Frances Ffolkes, the sister of a Marquis. She is very active in civic organizations and a suffragette, which dismays her brother tremendously. She is very independent and...

  • Review: In the Shadow of Lakecrest

    I read an advanced review copy of “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell. The novel begins in 1928 as two passengers are returning amongst many to the United States from Europe by ship. One is a man from a purported wealthy family from Chicago....

  • Review: Stone Coffin Ann Lindell Mysteries

    This was an well plotted murder suspense story. A mother and her six year old daughter are run over by a hit and run driver. The husband turns up missing and there are a few things that lead Ann Lindell and her crew to assume that he is responsible for...

  • Review: The Housewife Assassin's Terrorist TV Guide The Housewife Assassin Series #14

    Woohoo!!! Donna Craig is back…with a vengeance! Author Josie Brown has created a fantastic tale in this, the 14th installment of her wildly popular Housewife Assassin series. The story itself is a wild ride with more twists and turns than ever! I fell...

  • Review: Glow of Death Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries

    “Glow of Death” by Jane K. Cleland is the latest entry in the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series. Josie has been called to appraise and verify what could be a genuine Tiffany lamp. At the house of Edwin and Ava Belcher, she is excited to discover...

  • Review: Hold Your Breath Search and Rescue, #1

    I really liked “Hold Your Breath” so much that it has me hooked on the Search and Rescue series now. Lou Sparks left her old life and moved halfway across the country to a remote town in the Colorado Rockies and joined the Search and Rescue dive team....

  • Review: Everything You Want Me to Be

    "Everything You Want Me to Be", by Mindy Mejia, is a classic WhoDunIt? novel. The beginning starts off with Hattie who is a misunderstood teen, but aren't they all? She is a lovable yet realistic character who readers will identify with. The back and...

  • Review: A Perilous Undertaking A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #2

    I know “A Perilous Undertaking” says that it can be read as a standalone. But if you don’t read book one you really miss out on the events of book one. This second book takes us deeper into Veronica Speedwell’s family life as well as the lives of the...

  • Review: The Devil Crept In

    "The Devil Crept In", by Ania Ahlborn, is told through the eyes of a child. I enjoy horror stories, but this one was unique in that the true horror didn't happen until the end. I didn't connect, or even like, one single character. Women who don't control...

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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...

Beach Lawyer by Avery Duff

After five grueling years, Robert Worth is just days away from making partner at a powerful Santa Monica law firm. When a client confides in him that senior partner Jack Pierce sexually assaulted her, Robert breaks two of his mentor’s cardinal rules: Never let yourself get emotional about clients. And never make an enemy of Jack Pierce.

Robert crosses Pierce and is fired on the spot, losing not only his job but also his reputation. Advised to go quietly, Robert vows revenge against the ruthless man who betrayed him. But his investigation uncovers a twisted shadow world of sex, infidelity, and deception, where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Only one thing is clear: Pierce will go the limit to keep his secrets.

This straight shooter will need to use every angle if he hopes to win. But could victory come at too high a price?

The Streets Have No King by JaQuavis Coleman

A street thriller of kidnapping, murder, trickery, and love that will have you at the edge of your seat.

After 7 years of prison, multi-millionaire drug mogul Kane Garrett is back on the streets. But instead of diving back into the drug game, he’s teaching a college class, infusing business principles with his signature ruthless edge he developed in the streets. When a student—and heavy heroin dealer—named Basil catches Kane’s eye, Kane takes him on as a protégé and together, they build the biggest, smartest drug trafficking business the state has ever seen.

But when Basil meets Moriah, Kane’s only daughter, lines get crossed and their dominant business union becomes a deadly rivalry. Welcome to a world where the kings meet their end and no one stays at the top for long. The crown always lies heavy on he who commands the streets—and Kane and Basil will fight to claim their rule, before power is toppled again, in The Streets Have No King by New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman.