Grosse Pointe Pulp: John Rockne Mystery Thriller Series Books #1, #2 and #3, by Dan Ames. (Still 0.99?)

"Dan Ames is a combination of Robert Parker and Michael Connelly. He thrills his readers by quickly getting to suspenseful narrative and constantly builds intrigue in each of these three stories. I have earmarked his finished novels to make certain that I read them all." -- Amazon Reviewer

The First Three Full-Length Books in a Bestselling, Award-Winning Mystery Series

DEAD WOOD (John Rockne Mystery #1) In the exclusive enclave of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a woman who builds custom guitars is murdered. A disgraced ex-cop turned private investigator is hired by the dead woman's father and immediately becomes the target of a violent ex-convict. An enigmatic music star performs damage control on her links to the dead woman. And a professional killer who idolizes Keith Richards is brought into town by a mysterious employer. DEAD WOOD is what great mysteries are all about: love, hate, faith and vengeance, all wrapped up in an explosive story that simply refuses to let up.

HARD ROCK (John Rockne Mystery #2) Private Investigator John Rockne is determined to find out who is responsible for the brutal murder of a young man in Grosse Pointe. A contract killer known only as The Spook wants to keep the truth buried forever. Rockne quickly uncovers a series of dark secrets with ties to his own tortured past. HARD ROCK is a thrilling conclusion to the bestselling crime novel DEAD WOOD.

COLD JADE (John Rockne Mystery #3) Once a cop in the well-to-do Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, John Rockne was dismissed from the force after making a tragic mistake that resulted in the brutal murder of a young man. Now working as a private investigator, John is hired by a man whose daughter is missing and he soon discovers the young woman was living a secret life under the name Jade. John quickly realizes the world Jade had entered was a dangerous one filled with thieves, drugs, pimps and murderers. He has no idea if he can find her…and bring her out alive.

"Dan Ames' writing reminds me of the great thriller writers -- lean, mean, no nonsense prose that gets straight to the point and keeps you turning those pages." --Robert Gregory Browne, author of Down Among the Dead Men

"As gritty as the Detroit streets where it's set, DEAD WOOD grabs you early on and doesn't let go. As fine a debut as you'll come across this year, maybe any year." --Tom Schreck, author of Out Cold, A Duffy Dombrowski Mystery

"From its opening lines, Daniel S. Ames and his private eye novel DEAD WOOD recall early James Ellroy: a fresh attitude and voice and the heady rush of boundless yearning and ambition. Ames delivers a vivid evocation of time and place in a way that few debut authors achieve, nailing the essence of his chosen corner of high-tone Michigan. He also deftly dodges the pitfalls that make so much contemporary private detective fiction a mixed bag and nostalgia-freighted misfire. Ames' detective has family; he's steady. He's not another burned-out, booze-hound hanging on teeth and toenails to the world and smugly wallowing in his own ennui. This is the first new private eye novel in a long time that just swept me along for the ride. Ames is definitely one to watch." - Craig McDonald, Edgar-nominated author

"Dead Wood is a fast-paced, unpredictable mystery with an engaging
narrator and a rich cast of original supporting characters." -Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of The Butcher's Boy.

526 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 11 reviews.



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The First Shot (Lieutenant Kane - Dedicated to Death Series Book 1), by E.H. Reinhard. (Still free?)

"I enjoyed yet another Lieutenant Kane book, The First Shot by E.H. Reinhard. The partnership and relationship between Hank, his partner, and Kane make me laugh out loud. The story is interesting and has me turning the pages well into the night. The scenes and characters are realistic and interesting. The shootouts always get my heart racing and I feel like I am there in the middle of the action. I have read all of the E.H. Reinhard books and love all of them." -- Amazon Reviewer

The First Shot: Book One in The Lieutenant Kane Dedicated to Death Series

For Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane, death is his life. If a single award existed for sinking himself into his work, he'd have two.

But the latest crime scene he's called to, an old abandoned factory, leaves him with more bodies than leads. Three drug dealers are found shot to death-not an uncommon sight in the least. The problem lies with the pair of middle-aged women-bound, gagged, and executed-found at the same location.

Before he can sink his teeth into the initial investigation, Kane is called out to another multiple homicide. He comes up with only more questions when the second group of murders appears connected to the first.

As the lieutenant tracks down the few leads, he begins to get a clearer picture of those he seeks. That picture quickly turns crystal clear when Kane finds himself face-to-face with someone that "armed and dangerous" doesn't even begin to describe.

228 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 55 reviews.



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Qualify (The Atlantis Grail Book 1), by Vera Nazarian. (Still free?)

"I enjoyed getting caught up in the story so much that I pushed aside all outside distractions and allowed myself to be totally absorbed into the fantasy. I had an entirely emotional response to this book." -- Amazon Reviewer

You have two options. You die, or you Qualify.

The year is 2047. An extinction-level asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, and the descendants of ancient Atlantis have returned from the stars in their silver ships to offer humanity help.

But there's a catch.

They can only take a tiny percent of the Earth's population back to the colony planet Atlantis. And in order to be chosen, you must be a teen, you must be bright, talented, and athletic, and you must Qualify.

Sixteen-year-old Gwenevere Lark is determined not only to Qualify but to rescue her entire family.

Because there's a loophole.

If you are good enough to Qualify, you are eligible to compete in the brutal games of the Atlantis Grail, which grants all winners the laurels, high tech luxuries, and full privileges of Atlantis Citizenship. And if you are in the Top Ten, then all your wildest wishes are granted… Such as curing your mother's cancer.

There is only one problem.

Gwen Lark is known as a klutz and a nerd. While she's a hotshot in classics, history, science, and languages, the closest she's come to sports is a backyard pool and a skateboard.

This time she is in over her head, and in for a fight of her life, against impossible odds and world-class competition-including Logan Sangre, the most amazing guy in her school, the one she's been crushing on, and who doesn't seem to know she exists.

Because every other teen on Earth has the same idea.

You Qualify or you die.

600 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 658 reviews.



Wolf Land Book One: Bluebells, by Fiona McShane. (Still 0.99?)

"When thinking of what to put in this review the first thing that came to mind was that McShane is quite a good storyteller - There's a solid opening, some great (and boy are they good!) plot twists, and an ending that is actually that- an ending, not just an author trying to wrap up the book. The characters are fun and quirky (with just the right amount of love story mixed in) that, despite the supernatural differences, are quite relatable. The story naturally flows and enchants the reader." -- Amazon Reviewer

Ireland 1652

During the spring festival of Bealtaine, Sorcha Moore shares a kiss with Rory Farrell, a kiss that makes bluebells spring up beneath their feet ...
The very next day, Rory leaves Wolf Wood. Has he really gone to Dublin, or is he closer than Sorcha thinks?

The year is 1652. Ireland is known as Wolf Land. Oliver Cromwell's army has arrived. Properties will be seized. Land will be cleared. Wolves will be destroyed.

But in the small village of Wolf Wood, Cromwell's men face far worse enemies than in the rest of the country. The wolves here are bigger, stronger, more intelligent. Could these wolves be forming an army of their own?

182 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 8 reviews.



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