Posts Tagged ‘ mystery ’

The Bookcast Presents “Books of Exceptional Quality”

March 14, 2013

Like you, we love good writing. A smartly-written sentence, a descriptive paragraph that makes me forget for a moment where I am, the end-of-a-chapter that all but forces me to keep reading — all of these are bliss for readers. The mission of The Bookcast, since its inception, has been to introduce you to indie authors who are producing this kind of compelling writing. And sometimes we find a book that is exceptionally good. Introducing…

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Where Magic is as Common as Technology

February 27, 2013
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In a sprawling urban landscape where magic is as common as technology, Zack Monday is a hard-working private detective, street-smart, resourceful, and clever. But his latest case – in Andrew Kirschbaum‘s novel “Monday and the Counterfeit Corpse” – takes him far away from the streets he knows and into a far-off magical land where all the rules are different and the slightest misstep might mean disaster. Zack must face down immortal goblin warriors, aristocratic thieves,…

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This Guy’s No Killer – He’s a Regular Teddy Bear

July 27, 2012
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His name: Thelonious T. Bear. Occupation: photojournalist. Current assignment: the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. But what Thelonious doesn’t realize is that danger lies ahead, as he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers – and murder. And things go from bear to worse when Thelonious himself comes under suspicion. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, a celebrity TV chef, and plenty of oddball local characters and…

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A Kidnapping? Or Something Far Worse?

November 11, 2011
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Mallory Petersen is a private investigator in Des Moines, Iowa, whose caseload usually runs to the routine, even the mildly offbeat. But when a young mom named Cheryl McGee comes to her with a heartbreaking story, Mallory is drawn into a nightmare of a case, in Stephen Brayton‘s mystery “Beta.” Cheryl’s 8-year-old daughter Cindy has disappeared, the apparent victim of a kidnapping. But there is no ransom demand, no word at all about what may…

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