Death in the Headlights

Author: Mark McNease
Publisher: Mademark Publishing
ISBN: 9780615981093
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It's been six months since the Pride Gallery murders in Manhattan. Kyle Callahan and his partner Danny Durban head to rural New Jersey for a relaxing week with their dear friend, Detective Linda Sikorsky, recently retired and newly in love. Driving back from dinner with Linda and her fiancee Kirsten, they discover the body of Abigail Creek, run off the road on a bicycle wearing only her nightgown and slippers. Kyle and Linda quickly find themselves learning more than they want to know about the Creek family and the home they call CrossCreek Farm. In the words of Clara Presley's grandmother, "Whatever grows there, grows in the shadows." Come along as Linda and Kyle make their way into the shadows and enter the spider's web, determined to find out who in this family of spiders is the deadliest one.

Outer Voices Inner Lives

Author: Mark McNease
Publisher: Mademark Publishing
ISBN: 9780991627943
Format: PDF
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"'Outer Voices Inner Lives' is a powerful collection of stories and personal reflections by writers with the wisdom and understanding that comes with growing older. With a foreword by iconic author Patricia Nell Warren, these stories will resonate with older readers who may share many of the experiences captured here. And younger readers will find a source of inspiration, imagination, and the resiliency of the creative spirit."--Back cover.

An Unobstructed View

Author: Mark McNease
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595324738
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The stories in An Unobstructed View unfold through the simple gestures of day to day life in a small town of eight million people. There's the receptionist wondering why God has stopped listening to her; a child searching for a father who had been there just minutes before; a woman pressured to change her life by a cat in a neighbor's window; a man questioning the value of his life as it abruptly ends. Moments in time that are arrived at through the journeys of lifetimes. These eleven stories speak to the common experiences we all share -growing up, growing older, getting on with life as best we can, never giving up hope. The characters we meet on a street corner in Manhattan or in an apartment in Queens, are characters we could as easily meet on any given day in our own lives wherever we live. Characters with heart, with longing, with fears, with dreams. The very people we love. The people we recognize when we look in the mirror. At their best, the stories in this volume provide us with an unobstructed view into ourselves.

Crazy Like a Foxe

Author: Haley Walsh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533524447
Format: PDF, ePub
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High school English teacher Skyler Foxe swears he's done being an amateur sleuth. Instead, he'd rather concentrate on his career as a teacher and on his hot boyfriend and head football coach Keith Fletcher, who is busy with football practice and an interesting new player that puts Keith in the spotlight for a change. But Skyler encounters a few homegrown surprises of his own, not the least of which is the unwelcome appearance of one of Keith's old flames. What does HE want? And then Skyler is confronted with two shocking bits of news in his own backyard that makes him rethink his own future plans, whatever those are. But all that gets put aside when a murder occurs in plain sight at an outdoor concert. Skyler, his Scooby Gang, and even Keith join in to investigate a murder that's far too close to home.

Murder at Pride Lodge

Author: Mark McNease
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781478220190
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Who killed Teddy the handyman - if anyone killed him at all? Was it Sid, one of the new owners of Pride Lodge whose past gets darker the closer you look? Was it the woman whose name was once Emily, when she witnessed the murder of her parents in a burglary gone bad, and who has waited thirty years for vengeance? Was it young Happy Corcoran, promoted to bartender only to vanish three days before Teddy was found dead at the bottom of the empty pool? Find out soon . . . as Kyle Callahan refuses to believe it was an accident, doggedly pursues the truth in his friend's death and does his best not to join him. 'Murder at Pride Lodge' is the first in the Kyle Callahan Mystery series. Kyle and his partner Danny Durban live in New York City, where murder never seems to be more than a subway stop away. In this first story, they head to Pride Lodge, their favorite getaway from the City, over what they expect to be a festive Halloween weekend. What they find instead is a web of murder, deceit, and revenge served cold as a knife blade. At the Lodge we meet a rich cast of characters, many of whom return in Book II, 'Pride and Perilous, ' that finds them back in the familiarity of New York City. Murder has never been this much fun.

Last Room at the Cliff s Edge

Author: Mark McNease
Publisher: Mademark Publishing
ISBN: 9780991627998
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Retired homicide detective Linda Sikorsky gets her own series with this first murder mystery set in a small Maine town.

Black Cat White Paws

Author: Mark McNease
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781982086626
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Black Cat White Paws, recently widowed Maggie Dahl finds herself faced with challenges on all fronts: life alone in a new town, running a business she and her husband had dreamed of and started together, and now pursuing a killer. Her sister Gerri moves from Philadelphia to Lambertville, New Jersey, to support her sister and start a new life of her own. Together the women search for a murderer, helped in critical ways by their neighbor's cat. A black cat with white paws. A cat whose independence sets it all in motion and sees it through to the end. Black Cat White Paws finds Maggie moving from New York City to Lambertville, an idyllic river town with artists, restaurants, incredible landscapes, and enough local characters to populate a murder mystery. Join Maggie, Gerri, Checks the cat, and a cast of colorful small town natives just as eager-and as shocked-to find a killer in their midst.

Murder at the Paisley Parrot

Author: Mark McNease
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979581899
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Time waits for no one, including Marshall James. Now 58 and living in New York City, Marshall has outlived the expiration date he was given with a cancer diagnosis three years ago. He beat the odds but he knows he may not beat the clock. So he's decided to tell a story or three about some murders he was involved in back in the day. The year was 1983. The bar was the Paisley Parrot in Hollywood, a gay, mob-run dive where people came to drink and few of them remembered the night before. Marshall loves his job as a bartender there. But one night, among the regulars, a killer arrives. Body by body, death by death, Marshall finds himself pulled into a web of murder, deceit and crime, with a psychopath waiting at the center of it all. Marshall falls for the cop who's investigating him, not knowing if their relationship will survive or even if he'll come out of this alive. Find out before last call comes around, in Murder at the Paisley Parrot.

Captain Blackwell s Prize

Author: V. E. Ulett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988236066
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A phenomenon - a romance set at sea in the age of fighting sail by an author who knows her background intimately." - Joan Druett, award-winning maritime historian and author of the bestseller Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World A romantic adventure from the days of wooden ships and iron men, Captain Blackwell's Prize is a story of honor, duty, social class and the bond of sensual love. A small, audacious British frigate does battle against a large but ungainly Spanish ship. British Captain James Blackwell intercepts the Spanish La Trinidad, outmaneuvers and outguns the treasure ship and boards her. Fighting alongside the Spanish captain, sword in hand, is a beautiful woman. The battle is quickly over. The Spanish captain is killed in the fray and his ship damaged beyond repair. Its survivors and treasure are taken aboard the British ship, Inconstant. Captain Blackwell's Prize features sword fights and sea battles alongside the manners, ideas, and prejudices of men and women from the time of Nelson and Napoleon.

The Big U

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061847387
Format: PDF, ePub
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The New York Times Book Review called Neal Stephenson's most recent novel "electrifying" and "hilarious". but if you want to know Stephenson was doing twenty years before he wrote the epic Cryptonomicon, it's back-to-school time. Back to The Big U, that is, a hilarious send-up of American college life starring after years our of print, The Big U is required reading for anyone interested in the early work of this singular writer.