Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DEAD MAN'S HAND by Luke Murphy FREE June 26-28

Dead Man's Hand by Luke Murphy

What happens when the deck is stacked against you…
From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy.
…and the cards don't fall your way?
When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years.
What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?
Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.
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Editorial Reviews:
"Luke Murphy's Dead Man's Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn't read like one, but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice." —Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author ofPoison Flower
"It's always a pleasure to welcome a new voice to the ranks of mystery-thriller authors. So welcome Luke Murphy, who delivers plenty of both in his debut novel, Dead Man's Hand. Give it an evening and you may want to give it the whole night, just to see how it turns out." —William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter
"Part police procedural, part crime fiction, Dead Man's Hand is a fast, gritty ride." —Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling author of Hush
"Luke Murphy writes in a clean, mean style, as compelling as a switchblade to your throat. Murphy's the real deal." —Rick Mofina, award-winning author of They Disappeared

"Dead Man's Hand is a pedal-to-the-metal thriller. Luke Murphy pours a load of talent into his first novel, and it takes off on the first page. Vivid characters and wire-taut plotting make Murphy's novel a five star read. Don't begin Dead Man's Hand if you need to do anything else today." —James Thayer, author of White Star
"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Be glad. Be very glad. Luke Murphy puts on display the seedy underbelly of Sin City, where deceit, treachery, vengeance and the double cross are practiced like an art form. For a tight taut thriller, bet on a Dead Man's Hand." —Anthony Bidulka, award-winning author of the Russell Quant Mysteries
"Calvin Watters is an anti-hero you will cheer in this solid debut that poses twisted questions about crime and punishment." —Julie Kramer, award-winning author of Shunning Sarah
"Dead Man's Hand gripped me with terror from the first sentence. Tense! Thrilling! Terrifying! Luke Murphy is a great mood-builder on the order of Dean Koontz!" —Betty Dravis, award-winning author of Six-Pack of Blood
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Monday, June 17, 2013

SAFE HARBOR by Rosemary McCracken FREE June 17-19

Safe Harbor by Rosemary McCracken

How far would you go for family?
Financial advisor Pat Tierney’s world is shattered when a visitor to her office tells her that Pat's late husband is the father of a seven-year-old boy. Stunned by the revelation of her husband's affair, Pat is even more shocked when the woman bolts from the office, leaving young Tommy behind.
When Tommy's mother is murdered, police tell Pat that the boy may be the killer's next target. In a desperate race to protect Tommy, Pat's searches for the truth and uncovers a deadly scheme involving illegal immigrants, trafficking in human body parts and money laundering.
And Pat discovers that she'll do just about anything to keep her family safe.
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Editorial Reviews:
"McCracken’s first novel offers a coherent structure, an exact feel for the Toronto locales, and, in Pat, a hugely attractive sleuth figure." —Toronto Star
"An absorbing page-turner you won't want to miss." —Rick Mofina, bestselling author of The Burning Edge
"Rosemary McCracken has a deft touch for writing believable exciting plot...a great read." —Maureen Jennings, author of the Detective William Murdoch mysteries
"Fast-paced...compelling...will stay with you long after you've turned the final page." —Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn mysteries
"A clever, original combination of domestic cozy and international intrigue…hooked me from page one until the final action-packed pages." —Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal mystery series
"An intriguing mystery. A highly entertaining read!" —D.J. McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon
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Saturday, June 15, 2013

BLACK WATER by Rosemary McCracken FREE June 15-17

Black Water by Rosemary McCracken

A Pat Tierney Mystery - book 2
How strong is a mother's love?
When Pat Tierney's daughter, Tracy, asks her to help find Tracy's partner, Jamie Collins, their mother-daughter relationship is stretched to the limits. Pat heads out to cottage country where an elderly man, who killed Jamie’s sister in an impaired driving accident ten years ago, has perished in a suspicious fire. Unfortunately, Jamie is the prime suspect.
Pat takes charge at the new branch her investment firm has opened in the seemingly idyllic community where Jamie grew up, and her search for Tracy's missing sweetheart takes her through a maze of fraud, drugs, bikers and murder.
Once again, Pat proves that family can always count on her. 
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Editorial Reviews:
"Rosemary McCracken is a master when it comes to showing ordinary people embroiled in extraordinary circumstances. From page one, Black Water draws the reader deeper and deeper into what at first seems a missing-person case but--step by step--eventually becomes a gripping tale of kidnapping, fraud and the violent settling of old scores. Pat Tierney, financial advisor, widow and mother faces off against bikers, drug doyennes and a crazed killer in this fast-paced engrossing mystery. It's a fast read with a beautifully complicated plot and great action near the twisty ending!" —Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal mystery series
"Rosemary McCracken's second Pat Tierney mystery takes us into the tranquility of the Ontario lake country. But the idyllic setting has a dark underside. Human greed and ancient grudges are wreaking havoc. McCracken's smart and engaging protagonist must discover the truth and restore peace to paradise. She's more than up to the task." —Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series
"I personally love books where the characters are so believable and well-drawn that they become friends. Black Water is filled with wonderful details of everyday life that melt the curtain between the fictional and the real world. Add to that a suspenseful story and you have a winner all around." —Maureen Jennings, author of the Detective Murdoch mystery series
"A man meets and fiery death and in the small world of Braeloch, a northern Ontario town, suspects abound. McCracken's clever plot kept me guessing right to the end." —D.J. McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon 
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