Circle of Influence

Author: Annette Dashofy
Publisher: Henery Press
ISBN: 1940976014
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THE RIGHT BLEND OF ACTION, EMOTION, AND EDGE… “Dashofy takes small town politics and long simmering feuds, adds colorful characters, and brings it to a boil in a welcome new series.” – Hallie Ephron, Author of There Was an Old Woman. Zoe Chambers, paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township, has been privy to a number of local secrets over the years, some of them her own. But secrets become explosive when a dead body is found in the Township Board President’s abandoned car. As a January blizzard rages, Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams launch a desperate search for the killer, even if it means uncovering secrets that could not only destroy Zoe and Pete, but also those closest to them. Praise for CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE: “Circle of Influence is an easy, intriguing read, partially because the townfolks’ lives are so scandalously intertwined, but also because author Dashofy has taken pains to create a palette of unforgettable characters.” – Mystery Scene Magazine “The texture of small town Pennsylvania comes alive in Annette Dashofy's debut mystery. Discerning mystery readers will appreciate Dashofy's expert details and gripping storytelling. Zoe Chambers is an authentic character who will entertain us for a long time.” – Nancy Martin, Author of the Blackbird Sister Mysteries “The author has struck gold by delivering a wonderful story… Betrayal, teenage angst, dysfunctional relationship and deep dark secrets will keep you turning the pages in this very enjoyable debut novel.” – Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings “New York has McBain, Boston has Parker, now Vance Township, PA (“pop. 5000. Please Drive Carefully.”) has Annette Dashofy, and her rural world is just as vivid and compelling as their city noir.” – John Lawton, Producer/Director and Author of the Inspector Troy Series “I’ve been awestruck by Annette Dashofy’s storytelling for years. Look out world, you’re going to love Zoe Chambers and Pete Adams, and Circle of Influence is just the beginning.” – Donnell Ann Bell, Bestselling Author of The Past Came Hunting and Deadly Recall “Dashofy does everything exactly right in this well-crafted not-quite-cozy: compelling plot, original setting and wonderfully rich characters. Her revenge-fueled tale of small town manipulation and murder will keep you turning the pages. This series is a winner!” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author “An excellent debut, totally fun to read. Annette Dashofy has created a charmer of a protagonist in Zoe Cambers. She's smart, she's sexy, she's vulnerably romantic, and she's one hell of a paramedic on the job. It's great to look forward to books two and three.” – Kathleen George, Professor of Theatre and Writing at the University of Pittsburgh and Edgar-Nominated Author of the Richard Christie Series “This is a terrific first mystery, with just the right blend of action, emotion and edge. I couldn’t put it down. The characters are well drawn and believable…It's all great news for readers. I can’t wait to meet Zoe and Pete again in Vance Township, Monongahela County, PA.” – Mary Jane Maffini, Author of The Dead Don’t Get Out Much Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series: CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE (#1) LOST LEGACY (#2) September 2014 Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all… Author Bio: Annette Dashofy, a Pennsylvania farm gal born and bred, grew up with horses, cattle, and, yes, chickens. After high school, she spent five years as an EMT for the local ambulance service. Since then, she’s worked a variety of jobs, giving her plenty of fodder for her lifelong passion for writing. She, her husband, and their two spoiled cats live on property that was once part of her grandfather’s dairy. Her short fiction, including a 2007 Derringer nominee, has appeared in Spinetingler, Mysterical-e, and Fish Tales: the Guppy Anthology. Her newest short story will appear in the Lucky Charms Anthology.

Uneasy Prey

Author: Annette Dashofy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781635113204
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On the way to the emergency room, an elderly woman regains consciousness long enough to inform paramedic Zoe Chambers that her fall down the basement steps was no accident. Before she can say more, she succumbs to her injuries, launching Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams into the investigation of a burglary ring targeting the area¿s vulnerable senior citizens.Zoe¿in spite of Pete¿s objections¿takes it upon herself to act as protection detail after the con men, disguised as water company employees, set their sights on Zoe¿s beloved former landlady. It¿s a decision that eventually puts Zoe in harm¿s way.With Zoe already recovering from one close call, Pete must race against time to stop the crime ring¿and a dangerous killer¿before they strike again.

Lost Legacy

Author: Annette Dashofy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940976242
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A SURPRISING, ENGAGING, AND ENTERTAINING PAGE-TURNER... "Intriguing, with as many twists and turns as the Pennsylvania countryside it's set in." - CJ Lyons, New York Times Bestselling Author "Even better than her first book, Circle of Influence...As well-crafted as the mystery is, and if you figure this one out before the end you should be a detective, it's the characters that make this series so unique and appealing." - Bobbi Carducci, Author of Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver Sub-Genre Tags: Traditional Mystery, Police Procedural, Suspense, Amateur Sleuth On a sultry summer afternoon, Paramedic Zoe Chambers responds to a call and finds a farmer's body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn. What first appears to be a suicide quickly becomes something sinister when Zoe links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier. Her attempts to wheedle information from her mother and stepfather hit a brick wall of deception, one that brings into question everything Zoe knows about her late father, who died in a car crash when she was eight. Or did he? Police Chief Pete Adams fears Zoe's inquiries are setting her up for deeper heartbreak and putting her in danger. As Zoe and Pete inch closer to the truth, they discover that a missing gun links the crimes which span more than four decades. But the killer isn't done. Two more Vance Township residents fall victim to the same gun, and when tragedy strikes too close to home, Zoe realizes her family is in the crosshairs. Praise for LOST LEGACY: "Lost Legacy has it all: an absorbing plot, compelling characters, haunting echoes from the past, and a protagonist you're going to love. A must read." - Don Helin, Award-Winning Author of Secret Assault and Devil's Den "A vivid country setting, characters so real you'd know them if they walked through your door, and a long-buried secret that bursts from its grave to wreak havoc in a small community-Lost Legacy has it all. Annette Dashofy may be new on the mystery scene, but she writes like a seasoned pro." - Sandra Parshall, Author of the Agatha Award-Winning Rachel Goddard Mysteries "A big-time talent spins a wonderful small-town mystery! Annette Dashofy skillfully weaves secrets from the past into a surprising, engaging, and entertaining page turner." - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha and Anthony Award-Winning Author Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series: CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE #1 LOST LEGACY #2 BRIDGES BURNED #3 (April 2015) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

A Cold and Lonely Place

Author: Sara J. Henry
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307718417
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Troy Chance discovers her rooommate's boyfriend's murdered body in the Saranac Lake ice palace and becomes enmeshed in the victim's wealthy family's dangerous and closely guarded secrets.

The Salaryman s Wife

Author: Sujata Massey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062325256
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Japanese-American Rei Shimura is a 27-year-old English teacher living in one of Tokyo's seediest neighborhoods. She doesn't make much money, but she wouldn't go back home to California even if she had a free ticket (which, thanks to her parents, she does.) Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder. Rei is the first to find the beautiful wife of a high-powered businessman, dead in the snow. Taking charge, as usual, Rei searches for clues by crashing a funeral, posing as a bar-girl, and somehow ending up pursued by police and paparazzi alike. In the meantime, she manages to piece together a strange, ever-changing puzzle—one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception.

Center Stage

Author: Denise Grover Swank
Publisher: DGS
ISBN: 1939996414
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Ten years ago, Magnolia Steele fled Franklin, Tennessee after an incident that left her with hazy memories and a horror of the place where she had been born and bred. Though her abrupt departure destroyed most of her treasured relationships, she vowed never to return . . . until she has no choice. When Magnolia’s breakout acting role in a Broadway musical ends in disgrace, there’s only one place she can go. She finds herself on her momma’s porch, suitcase in hand. Drama follows Magnolia around like a long lost friend. She reluctantly agrees to help her momma’s catering company at a party for a country music star, only to find herself face-to-face with a sleazy music agent from her past. After a very public spat, Magnolia not only finds him dead but herself center stage in the police’s investigation. Now she must scramble to prove her innocence, relying on the help of acquaintances old and new. But the longer Magnolia stays in Franklin, the more she remembers about the big bad incident that chased her away. The past might not be finished with her yet, and what she doesn’t remember could be her biggest danger.

Summit Lake

Author: Charlie Donlea
Publisher: Pinnacle
ISBN: 0786041420
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“A gem of a mystery, fast-paced and suspenseful.” --Catherine Coulter, # 1 New York Times bestselling author No suspects. No persons of interest. Just a girl who was alive one day and dead the next. Some places seem too beautiful to be touched by horror. Summit Lake, nestled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is that kind of place. But two weeks ago, Becca Eckersley, a first-year law student and daughter of a powerful attorney, was brutally murdered there. Now the town is reeling with grief, and the police are baffled. “An exciting debut, with all the right touches, captivating from the first page to the last.” --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author At first, investigative reporter Kelsey Castle thinks of the assignment as a fluff piece. But the savagery of the crime, and the efforts to keep it quiet, hint at something far more sinister than a random attack by a stranger. As Kelsey digs deeper, despite danger and warnings, she feels a growing connection to the dead girl. And the more she learns about Becca’s friendships, her love life—and her secrets—the more convinced she becomes that walking in Becca’s footsteps could lead her out of her own dark past… “A swift, outstanding debut.” --Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author “Fans of contemporary suspense will enjoy this brisk read.” --Booklist

The Rock

Author: Robert Daws
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781911331193
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The Rock. Gibraltar. 1966. In a fading colonial house the dead body of a beautiful woman lays dripping in blood. The Rock. Present day. Detective Sergeant Tamara Sullivan arrives on The Rock on a three-month secondment from the London Metropolitan Police Service. Her reasons for being here are not happy ones, and she braces herself for a tedious 12 weeks in the sun. After all, murders are rare on the small, prosperous and sun-kissed Rock of Gibraltar and catching murderers is what Sullivan does best. It is a talent Sullivan shares with her new boss, Chief Inspector Gus Broderick of the Royal Gibraltar Police Force. He's an old-fashioned cop who regards his new colleague with mild disdain. But when a young police constable is found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment, Sullivan and Broderick begin to unravel a dark and dangerous secret that will test their skills and working relationship to the limit.