41 Fiction Books
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Under Her Skin by Margo Bond Collins
She’s lucky he’s a charmer. He’s lucky she doesn’t bite. Much… Lindi Parker works hard at being human, not an easy task for a snake shifter. She has no desire to search for others like her–until a new case changes everything.
Tough Guy by Andrew Karevik
As if things couldn’t get any worse, Arthur is trying to survive yet another dreadful shift at the Hammy Burger when a supervillain barges in and takes him as a hostage. It’s clear, from the get-go, that this villain is a poor schmuck who just happened on a dose of ChemX, and then decided to get paid moments after he developed his superpower.
These Dreams of You by Steve Erickson
One November night in a canyon outside L.A., Zan Nordhoc-a failed novelist turned pirate radio DJ-sits before the television with his small, adopted black daughter, watching the election of his country’s first black president. In the nova of this historic moment, with an economic recession threatening their home, Zan, his wife and their son set out to solve the enigma of the little girl’s life. When they find themselves scattered and strewn across two continents, a mysterious stranger with a secret appears, who sends the story spiraling forty years into the past.
The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto
Quite unlike anything else I have read from Africa.””Doris Lessing By meshing the richness of African beliefs . . . into the Western framework of the novel, he creates a mysterious and surreal epic.”Henning Mankell Mwanito was eleven when he saw a woman for the first time, and the sight so surprised him he burst into tears.
The Truth Pact by C.M. Albert
Ryan Wells Olivia North was everything I always wanted. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew nothing would stop me from having her. Not even being her professor. In the end, I got her. Got the white picket fence and historic home, too. But nothing could replace the babies we lost before they were ever born, or the sleepless nights that followed. We made a pact once, in those early days of grief. We would always put each other first and be honest about everything.
The Stone Wife by Peter Lovesey
Book 14 in the Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond series, one of Soho’s bestselling and most critically acclaimed series, this time including a Chauceresque twist. At a Bath auction house, a large slab of carved stone is up for sale. At the height of what turns into very competitive bidding, there is a hold-up attempt by three masked robbers.
The Odor of Violets by Baynard Kendrick
In the early days of WWII, a blind detective follows unseen clues to solve a murder and undermine a German spy plot. Meet Captain Duncan Maclain. Blinded during his service in the first World War, Maclain made up for his lack of vision by sharpening his other senses, achieving a mastery of the subtle unseen clues often missed by those who see only with their eyes. Aided by his dogs Schnucke and Driest, the Captain puts the intelligence-gathering techniques he learned in the Army to work, making a name for himself as New York City’s most sought-after private detective.
The New Boss by Elena Hayes
Dating her new boss was the furthest thing from Zoe’s mind. That is at least, until she saw him. Tall, muscular, dark hair and blue eyes…she couldn’t take her eyes off him, she couldn’t get him off her mind. But the funny thing is…neither could he. It wasn’t until that day, when Liam West first stepped foot into the offices of Singair Marketing with plans to vastly downsize operations, a plan which would put Zoe Clayton out of a job, that either of them realized the true meaning of love at first sight.
The Modloch Empire by J.W. Murison
Book three in the Steven Gordon series takes us in to the heart of the Modloch Empire. Humanity quickly becomes ensnared by galactic politics. The people of Earth have to choose a single representative and the President of the United States is elected. He leaves his office and rushes to the aid of the fleet, now trapped within the Modloch Emperor’s web. He picks up the UK King and his new wife on route, and together they begin a campaign to win the heart and minds of the Modloch Emperor and his people.
The Martian Falcon by Alan K. Baker
A place where upway trains glide between the skyscrapers and the subway system has long been abandoned to the hideous creatures that dwell beneath the Earth’s surface. A place where Cavorite-powered aircraft soar among the clouds, watched by the sky beasts that inhabit the upper atmosphere. A place where the supernatural is real, and the organised crime of New York is run by Johnny Sanguine, the Vampire King of Brooklyn.
The Crush by Heather Heyford
In the first of Heather Heyford’s new series, set in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, the grape isn’t the only source of intoxication . . . RISKY BUSINESS Juniper Hart has her dream job—or rather, her dream job has her. Under Junie’s management, the winery her late father started is finally getting noticed. But she’s lonely, deep in debt, and overwhelmed with work.
The Best of Friends by Alex Day
The brand new 2021 psychological domestic suspense thriller you won’t want to put down! Susannah is rebuilding her life…Susannah has had a tough year. After a knotty divorce, moving to a small town in the south of England with her two sons is exactly the fresh start she needs. Charlotte seems to have it all…Charlotte is delighted when Susannah arrives in town. Charlotte may appear to have the perfect husband, the perfect family, the perfect house, but she needs someone to confide in. But one of them is not who they pretend to be…The two women instantly become best friends. But underneath the surface, secrets, lies and betrayals are all hiding. And when the truth comes out, not everyone will live to tell the tale… Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Lucy Foley and Lisa Jewell
That Time in Paris by Logan Ryles
They’re like the Mission Impossible Team, but for hire. Wolfgang Pierce is an elite member of SPIRE—an espionage-for-hire service with no limits. He’s proven himself as a sharp and effective operator, executing corporate espionage jobs for whoever can pay SPIRE’s hefty fees. The work is interesting, but the excitement has worn off. Then Wolfgang is offered a slot on Charlie Team, one of SPIRE’s elite units that specializes in more complex jobs.
Siren by Sam Michaels
Georgina Garrett has made many enemies, but with every victory she’s only grown stronger. But it only takes one defeat to crumble an empire and is this the one that brings Georgina to her knees? Sam Michaels returns with her bestselling Georgina Garrett series…
Playing Hearts by W.R. Gingell
It begins the way it has always begun: with a card on Mabel’s pillow. But Mabel has been in Underland before, and she’s not so anxious to go back. No matter what name it takes, Underland is always bizarre, always mad, always dangerous. There’s the Queen of Hearts, terrifying, powerful, and possibly insane. There’s Hatter, purple-eyed and undoubtedly mad. March Hare has always been one sandwich short of a picnic, and Sir Blanc is missing his wits. And then there’s Jack.
Night of Jinxes by Tricia Owens
When a spooky, disembodied voice in Moonlight Pawn threatens to kill Anne Moody, she’s angry and annoyed. She doesn’t have time for this! But if she wants to catch a wink of sleep in the near future, she know she has to figure out which item in her magickal pawn shop is out to get her. Unfortunately that’s easier said than done.
Planet Genocide I by Andrew McGregor
The near future: Intercepted Message Transcript Initial Planetary Report from sensors (Translation) A planet with a suitable gravitational and protective atmosphere. Air and temperate climate that is ideal for sustaining life. An ideal land and sea mass distribution across the planet. Rich mineral resources and fuel sources suitable for development. Suitable land mass for cultivation and providing food for a vast and growing population. Currently numerous residential animal species capable for cultivation and food provision. Easily established and adapted infrastructure to provide efficient deployment and development. Rare and essential metals ripe for extraction.
Murder On Bwytheney by Elizabeth M. Newby
The island of Bwytheney has been hiding a secret for decades. And now a woman is dead. Can amateur sleuth Cara unravel this mystery and capture the killer? After fifteen years, Cara has settled in well to island life on Bwytheney with her trusty border collie, Shadow. She runs a successful blog, Nord Isle Living, which attracts tourists to the islands and supports many local businesses. Bwytheney is just one of the Nord Isles situated off the coast of North Wales.
Murder in the Magic City by G.P. Sorrells
Ross Sterling’s young daughter died at the hands of a burglar sent to their home under the direction of local drug kingpin, Carlos Medina. Trouble was, Sterling had never met the man, nor anyone remotely connected to him. Sterling vowed to avenge his daughter’s death. Bringing her back was impossible, but some way, somehow, he would atone for his failure to safeguard her from the horrors of the world. On the run and out of options, the Organized Crime Agency welcomed Sterling with open arms as he pursued his quest for vengeance.
McTeague by Frank Norris
Newly-married, McTeague and Trina Sieppe appear to have a bright future, especially in light of Trina’s $5,000 lottery win. But when McTeague is barred from practicing dentistry, and Trina’s money-hoarding becomes pathological, the couple descends into poverty with stunning rapidity and far-reaching consequences. Frank Norris’s 1899 novel explores the impact of jealousy and greed on an otherwise typical relationship. McTeague has been adapted twice for film, including the 1924 film Greed, directed by acclaimed auteur Erich von Stroheim. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms.
Master of the Moor by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
A dark mystery, a terrible secret, and a woman who is not what she seems After more than twenty years in exile, Mallon de Wolfe—formidable, handsome, and with a shard of ice where his heart should be—returns to his ancestral home to confront his past. The windswept heathlands of Dartmoor are vast, barren and perilous.
Kill Day by Andrew Raymond
A rookie MI6 operative’s hunt for a legendary spy gone rogue. Duncan Grant is MI6’s most talented rookie, with a reputation for maverick brilliance. When a routine operation ends in murder, Grant is tasked with capturing the assassin: rogue MI6 officer Henry Marlow. But as Grant leads the hunt, Marlow’s renegade mission escalates, targeting anyone who could expose his secrets.
Last Place You Look by Louisa Scarr
When does a secret become a crime?Jonathan Miller and his wife are invited to his best friend’s lavish 40th birthday celebrations. Four days later, Jonathan is dead, apparently asphyxiated during a solitary sex act gone wrong. A tragic case of misadventure. DS Robin Butler is accompanied by his new partner DC Freya West to give a death notice to the widow. He can’t understand why West behaves like a nervous rookie. He doesn’t know that the victim was West’s lover, and until that moment she had no idea he was dead.
Her Secret Song by Mary Connealy
To overcome her fears of the outside world, Ursula Nordegren treks down Hope Mountain where she discovers a badly wounded man. Wax Mosby is remorseful over driving out the Wardens, but when he’s hurt, the last person he expect to rescue him is a beautiful woman related to them. As they weigh the cost of living new lives, an unlikely bond forms between them.
Justice Unserved by Nadia Siddiqui
A man with killer instincts and a lost soul… In a small town outside Kansas city, a murderer is bent on killing the elderly including the Sherriff. Desperately seeking to save her father from the town’s robberies and unexplainable suicides, Emma enlists Nathan Doe to solve the matter at hand. Nathan, a man with a mysterious past and a warped conscience is here to end the killer’s life. Can Nathan save Emma’s father from the same fate as so many others? But in turning killers into scared rats, will Nathan unravel a few skeletons of his own?
Hell Is Other People by Danielle Bellwood
Gillian wants nothing more than to be left alone. Arlo can’t stand to be ignored. Two polar opposites, they’ve been tossed into a reality where they are forced to keep bumping into each other over and over again for all eternity. Can they learn to make the most of their situation or will they continue to suffer in a Hell where the only torture is other people?
Hearts and Aces by Kaylie Hunter
Two Kidnappings. A Dangerous Cartel. And… A Scavenger Hunt? After a mission in Mexico goes sideways, a cartel is looking for payback against the men of Aces. Kelsey heightens security measures and searches for a way to resolve the conflict. But while busy protecting the family—she fails to protect her heart. And Grady returns from Mexico—with his arms wrapped firmly around is ex.
For Rye by Gavin Gardiner
Renata Wakefield, a traumatised novelist on the brink of suicide, is drawn back to her childhood hometown following her mother’s ritualistic murder. Before long, she becomes ensnared in the mysteries of Millbury Peak as one question lies heavy: Who killed Sylvia Wakefield? As the answer draws nearer, as madness continues to envelop the quaint country town, Renata will come to realise that the key to all this insanity lies with one man – the world’s leading writer of horror fiction.
Finn’s Fantasy by K.C. Wells
A secret desire By day, Finn builds houses on the coastline of Maine. Afterhours, Finn dreams of the hot older guy who walks his chocolate lab on Goose Rocks Beach. The man of his dreams ticks all his boxes. Salt and pepper hair. Strong jawline. Blue eyes. His dream man is perfect fantasy material. As for actually speaking to him? As if. Their paths won’t ever cross, and the guy is probably straight.
End of Spies by Alex Gerlis
Europe, 1945: no longer at war but not yet at peace. The gripping finale to the bestselling Richard Prince espionage thrillers. British agent Richard Prince and the Danish spy Hanne Jakobsen come together for a vital mission: to find a Nazi war criminal responsible for the murder of fellow British agents. The hunt takes them on a perilous journey through Europe, a continent living on its nerves in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.
Dog Days by Jill S. Behe
Searing daytime temperatures, steamy sticky nights, thunderstorms every few days, a temporary relocation due to major renovations of the police station, a murder, and a stalker-still at large-determined to undermine Maggie’s sanity, are only a few of the reasons the tension is mounting. Another is that the wedding of the century is looming, and Maggie’s list of things that need to be finalized isn’t getting any shorter.On the helpful side, there are five new members of the force settling into life in a small town, more than willing to help take the pressure off. It’s the Dog Days of summer in Mossy Creek.
Debths by Susan Howe
The newest collection by one of America’s most exciting poets A collection in five parts, Susan Howe’s electrifying new book opens with a preface by the poet that lays out some of Debths’ inspirations: the art of Paul Thek, the Isabella Stewart Gardner collection, and early American writings; and in it she also addresses memory’s threads and galaxies, “the rule of remoteness,” and “the luminous story surrounding all things noumenal.” Following the preface are four sections of poetry: “Titian Air Vent,” “Tom Tit Tot” (her newest collage poems), “Periscope,” and “Debths.” As always with Howe, Debths brings “a not-being-in-the-no.”
Condemned by R.C. Bridgestock
An old house. A fire. Two corpses… DI Charley Mann returns in this gripping crime thriller. West Yorkshire DI Charley Mann is called for what seems a routine job. Prior to demolition a deserted manor house appears to have been the target of an arson attack. But something isn’t right. The house has a dark history – and a dark present. When the remains of two bodies are discovered hidden inside, it soon emerges they were murdered decades apart. Who are they?
Bodies of Water by V.H. Leslie
After ministering to fallen women in Victorian London, Evelyn has suffered a nervous breakdown and finds herself treated by the Water Doctors in the imposing Wakewater House, a hydropathy sanatorium. Years later, Wakewater House is renovated into modern apartments and Kirsten moves in, fresh from a break up and eager for the restorative calm of the Thames. But her archivist neighbour, Manon, fills her head with the river’s murky past and with those men of science and art who were obsessed with the drowned women who were washed up on its banks. As Kirsten learns more about Wakewater’s secrets, she becomes haunted by a solitary figure in the river and increasingly desperate to understand what the water wants from her.
Burn Scars by Eddie Generous
Rusty Talbot, down on his luck, not very smart, and trying to get his life together, discovers that as bad as things are, they can always get worse. Cornered, Rusty reluctantly agrees to assist his co-workers in ripping off his boss in a simple heist that intensifies the target already on his back. Stressed and foreseeing a bleak future, Rusty visits his father in prison, only to learn a secret that could potentially destroy the final good threads holding him together in this pulpy crime.
Blind Trial by Brian Deer
The race for a vaccine is won… Or is it? When a young lawyer, Ben Louviere, meets a doctor, Sumiko Honda, at a scientific conference in Washington DC, his task is to shut her up. The company they work for has a miracle to announce: a vaccine to protect millions of lives. After a placebo-controlled trial finds it safe and effective, the shot’s all set for FDA approval, with only ten days left before it’s licensed. But there’s trouble at the research center in San Francisco, where Dr. Honda complains of patients going missing.
Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors
From the author of Beneath a Marble Sky comes an inspiring new novel of a man and a woman from different worlds whose love is put to the ultimate test as they struggle to survive an extraordinary set of circumstances. View our feature on John Shors’ Beside a Burning Sea. One moment, the World War II hospital ship Benevolence is patrolling the South Pacific on a mission of mercy—to save wounded American soldiers.
Behind The Lies by Mark R Beckner
Former Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner has utilized his 36 years of law enforcement and investigative experience in writing fictional crime thrillers for readers to enjoy. This book contains three separate novellas, each providing drama, suspense, mystery, and at times intense action. he police be able to sort it all out?
Acheron Rising by Ken Lozito
Lt. Commander Elias Browning’s military career was over, or so he thought. When a secret research colony is discovered by a ruthless enemy, Elias must take command of a small battlegroup. Outclassed and outgunned, Elias must find a way to stop a superior enemy fleet from enslaving his people, but how can he succeed where every other star union in the galaxy has failed? Acheron Rising is a military science fiction novella that introduces the Federation Chronicles universe by Ken Lozito.
A Place Called Armageddon by C.C. Humphreys
Constantinople. For a thousand years, the city was the heart of the vast Byzantine empire. Beloved of Greeks. Coveted by Turks. The empire has shrunk to what lies within its no-longer magnificent walls. Yet for one man, Constantinople is the stepping stone to destiny. Mehmet 11, just twenty when he is anointed Sultan, brings an army of one hundred thousand, outnumbering the defenders ten to one, and the most deadly threat the city has ever faced – the largest cannon in the world.
A Taste of Sake by Heather Heyford
As author Heather Heyford pours a final glass in her series following three Napa wine heiresses, a newcomer must work her way into a tightly-knit family whose bond has been fermenting for years… Though they each have their own ambitions and are known to be competitive—even with each other—the St. Pierre sisters are fiercely loyal.