by Douglas Preston (Author), Lincoln Child (Author): City of Endless Night (Agent Pendergast series)
When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman’s body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found.
Clutter Free Kindle Edition
by Kathi Lipp (Author)
If you’ve ever wished you could clear out your clutter, simplify your space, and take back your life, Kathi Lipp’s new book has just the solutions you need. Building off the success of her The Get Yourself Organized Project, this book will provide even more ideas for getting your life and your stuff under control.
Do any of these descriptions apply to you?
You bought a box of cereal at the store, and then discovered you have several boxes at home that are already past the “best by” date.
You bought a book and put it on your nightstand (right on top of ten others you’ve bought recently), but you have yet to open it.
You keep hundreds of DVDs around even though you watch everything online now and aren’t really sure where the remote for the DVD player is.
You spend valuable time moving your piles around the house, but you can never find that piece of paper when you need it.
Your house makes you depressed the moment you step into it.
The Flats (A Liz Boyle Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Kate Birdsall (Author)
Detective Liz Boyle knows there is no crime more heinous than the murder of a child. When she and her partner, Tom Goran, are called to a new scene in an area of Cleveland known as The Flats, they find that a killer has taken that to new levels.
The Frank Bennett Adirondack Mountain Mystery Series: Books 1-3: Frank Bennett Adirondack Mountain Mystery Series Boxed Set Kindle Edition
by S. W. Hubbard (Author)
Police Chief Frank Bennett has his hands full when a group of environmental activists shows up in Trout Run trying to close down Raging Rapids, a popular tourist attraction.
Frank thinks they’re all noise.
Until their leader turns up with a bullet in his heart.
Now Frank must figure out why this group targeted Trout Run. And how they’re connected to a feral family who live off the grid.
As Frank untangles the clues, he confronts the lure of cash, the lure of power, and the lure of a happy family.As he navigate the dangerous intersection of love and greed, one wrong turn could spell death to those he most wants to protect.
When a tough-love school for troubled teens opens its doors in Trout Run, Frank Bennett worries about the arrival of so many juvenile delinquents on his turf.
When a North Country Academy teacher is mauled to death by a bear while leading wilderness expedition, Frank’s worst fears are confirmed. Evidence points to sabotage.
As Frank investigates, he learns more about the school’s controversial techniques: isolation, restraints, and mind control. . He meets students who might be terrified…or might be brilliant liars. And he uncovers disturbing information about the Academy’s headmaster. What is more impressive? His track record of putting teens back on the right path? Or his skill in covering up past scandals?
Then an Academy student turns up dead, and Frank must unravel a knot of deceit and revenge whose threads lead right into the heart of the Trout Run community.
Frank Bennett investigates three puzzling crimes in these short mysteries with big twists. In the Christmas mystery “Chainsaw Nativity,” Frank’s relentless pursuit of the thief who stole the Joseph statue from the town’s Nativity scene brings him up against the limits of compassion. In “Losers Weepers”, a locket that’s lost, found, and stolen holds the secret to past betrayals. And in “Coyote Justice” Frank’s simmering attraction to Penny the librarian threatens to divert him from the path of justice. These three mystery short stories explore twisting Adirondack mountain trails just as surely as the dangerous terrain of the human heart.
Check Six!: A Thunderbolt Pilot’s War Across the Pacific Kindle Edition
by Jim Curran (Author), Terrence Popravak (Author)
There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James “Jug” Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered to try flying in the blue yonder, and trained as an Army fighter pilot. He got his wish to fly the P-47 in the Pacific, going into combat in August 1943, in New Guinea, and later helping start the “Black Rams” fighter squadron. The heavy U.S. Thunderbolts were at first curious to encounter the nimble, battle-hardened Japanese in aerial combat, but soon the American pilots gained skill of their own and their planes proved superior. Bombers on both sides could fall to fighters, but the fighters themselves were eyeball to eyeball, best man win.
Check Six! is an aviation chronicle that brings the reader into flight, then into the fight, throughout the Pacific War and back. This work, from someone who was there, captures the combat experience of our aviators in the Pacific, aided by pertinent excerpts from the official histories of units that “Jug” Curran flew with.
It is a tale of perseverance, as Curran flew over 200 combat missions, and with the men of the 348th Fighter Group proved the Thunderbolt’s great capability as they battled their way against a stubborn and deadly foe. This work increases the body of knowledge on the critical role of aviation in the Pacific War, as U.S. fighter pilots took the lead in our counteroffensive against the short-lived island Empire.
The Dollhouse: A Novel Kindle Edition
by Fiona Davis (Author)
Fiona Davis’s stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City’s glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the 1950s a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side by side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon’s glitzy past.
When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren’t: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn’t belong—a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that’s used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance.
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Pins & Needles (A Gracie Andersen Mystery Book 5) Kindle Edition
by Laurinda Wallace (Author)
Gracie Andersen is up to her eyebrows in wedding details when her mother, Theresa Clark concocts an intervention for a friend who’s become a hoarder. Just as Gracie’s plans for a casual outdoor wedding turn into a literal pipe dream, Theresa stumbles into a mystery surrounding a stolen heirloom quilt. A death in the hoarder’s garage only complicates matters, and Theresa convinces Gracie to help her find answers to the surreptitious activities on Oak Street. If that wasn’t enough, Isabelle is scheming to commandeer the wedding, and Marc is having second thoughts about his career path. Everyone is on, you guessed it—Pins & Needles.
FOUR FREE Christmas short stories for the season. The first story, The Secret Santa Caper introduces Marci Drummond, the owner of the Mistletoe B & B. Enjoy, Mavens! Download here.
Gone Forever (Jack Widow Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Scott Blade (Author)
They shot his sheriff mother for working a case that they wanted buried. Now, elite NCIS Agent Jack Widow returns home from an undercover assignment to find out why. To make it right.
Taken-to-be a worthless drifter, Widow’s investigation leads him to the lake town of Black Rock, Mississippi, where he finds a distraught husband, a missing wife, and townspeople harboring a deadly secret–a secret they’ll die to protect.
The Christmas Train 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
by David Baldacci (Author)
Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.
David Baldacci’s THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief…and shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.
The Questioner Kindle Edition
by Andrew Vachss (Author)
An all-new novelette by Andrew Vachss, author of the acclaimed Burke series
For all secrets created, a tiny percentage is kept against any intrusion. The ultimate extractor of such secrets is The Questioner – a man who has trained himself to become empty, who uses that emptiness to listen fully, to sense what others need to hear, to respond in ways that lead them to reveal their most protected thoughts. Disdaining torture or coercion, he mines those secrets with nothing more than conversation.
For those who meet his price – governments, multinational corporations, and the most complex criminal organizations – The Questioner obtains information. The secrets he learns can create or topple empires, win or destroy fortunes, lubricate the gears of the world … or grind them to a halt.
But as the Questioner moves from one target to the next, just beyond the outer edge of his probes lurks something dangerous to his own emptiness. It will force him to turn his powers inward, to ask how he became what he is, and to find a truth he has never sought.
About the author
Andrew Vachss has been a federal investigator (USPHS), a social services caseworker, and directed a maximum security institution for “aggressive-violent” youths. Now a lawyer in private practice, he represents children and youth exclusively. His articles and essays have appeared in Parade, MSNBC, New York Daily News, New York Times, Newsday, the ABA Journal, and the Journal of Psychohistory, along with numerous other forums. He is the author of more than thirty novels and three collections of short stories, which have earned him such international awards as the Grand Prix de Littérature Policiére (France), the Falcon Award from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Deutschen Krimi Preis (Germany) and the Raymond Chandler Award (Italy), as well as graphic novels and a variety of special projects. He is most currently engaged in the work of the Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection (www.ldicp.org) Mr. Vachss lives and works in both his native New York City and the Pacific Northwest. More information is available at www.vachss.com
Somethin’ for Nothin’: An Action Adventure Thriller in Alaska Kindle Edition
by M.T. Bass (Author)
People ask me where I get the ideas for my books. In this case, I recall reading about Alaska bush pilots for fun. I must have watched Animal House and Treasure of the Sierra Madre around that time and…a few months later—Eureka! The words for the prologue and first chapter just started spilling out of my head. (“Clean up on aisle five.”)
So, what’s it all about?
Anchorage, 1976 — Albert and Waxy flunk their Intro to Philosophy midterm and drunkenly decide to drop out of The Ohio State University and go to Alaska to “strike it rich” working on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. After Albert’s father cuts off his credit card, they get bartending & dishwashing jobs at an Anchorage bar, where Albert becomes involved with the bar owner’s girlfriend, CiCi, who is also the lead singer in the house band. Albert “acquires” a union card to get a pipeline job for himself, but then learns that Waxy has become part of a crazy scheme with Jimmi the Pilot, Beantown Bob and Moe the Eskimo to find and recover a long lost government payroll from an Air Force cargo plane that crashed in the Alaska Mountain Range decades ago.
M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.
Hard Case I
(John Harding Book 1)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Tess thinks she can use Harding. Not so much….
He grew up mean, running away from his alcoholic father at the age of 14. With a little help in the form of a new identity, the runaway becomes John Harding. While in special ops overseas, he’s recruited by CIA agent Denny Strobert, who sees something besides a knack for languages and combat skills: he knows he’s found a killer.
Candy Canes, Corpses and the Gothic Haunt: Haunted House Flippers Inc. (Bohemian Lake Book 4)
by Rachael Stapleton
Candy Canes, Corpses and the Gothic Haunt is the fourth book in the Bohemian Lake Series, and it’s the second of the series dedicated to Juniper, Jack & their ghostly guests. House flippers Jack & Juniper are planning to ring in the New Year slinging tapas, vino and beer in their latest purchase, an old Victorian mansion that they’ve…
Dawnell Smith | Opening in 2018: The Writer’s Block
By Dawnell Smith (and on behalf of her Block partners: Vered Mares, Teeka Ballas, Kathy McCue)
In the fall of 2015, we walked into the Adults Only sex store on Spenard Road in Anchorage to lay the groundwork for building a community bookstore art space and cafe. The property held not just a storied past, but the stories of people trying to survive and make sense of their lives.
The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Café has risen up in that space because the community has helped lift it. We all want to make sense of our lives, and books, art, and gathering spaces help us do it.
The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily — in 140 characters or less. And now onto the laughs:
There’s nothing quite like settling in for the afternoon with a mug of hot coffee and a great book. We’ve rounded up a collection of hilarious literary-themed mugs that are perfect for book lovers. These gems are sure to make your next adventures in reading extra special!