A Letter to My Pre-Published Self [GUEST POST]

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Historical mystery writer E.M. Powell offers words of encouragement to unpublished authors everywhere, including her younger self, in this candid letter. (Photo by Chris Blakeley, Flickr)

If you enjoy reading mysteries just as much as you like historical fiction, we bet you’re really going to take a shine to the work of E.M. Powell. Her new novel, The King’s Justice (published under Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint) starts a thrilling new series of medieval mysteries you won’t be able to put down. But like many writers, Powell’s career wasn’t an overnight success. Find out what she overcame on the road to publication in her guest post, “A Letter to My Pre-Published Self.” Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post

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In ‘Blackout,’ Alex Segura Captures Readers Within His Sticky Web of Secrets [REVIEW]

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Fifteen years after his high school crush disappears and her ex-boyfriend is found murdered, Pete Fernandez reopens a cold case he just can’t shake in Alex Segura’s latest novel, Blackout. (Photo by Elias de Carvalho on Pexels.com)

A private investigator with plenty of personal demons. A cold case that has haunted him since high school. When new evidence comes to light, will it lead him to the truth he’s so desperately sought or will the trail go cold once again? Find out in Alex Segura’s fourth Pete Fernandez novel, Blackout. Read more of this post

Find Danger and Mystery in Luxurious ‘Cocoa Beach’ [REVIEW]

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Along the Florida coast, a young widow learns to stand firm in the face of adversity in Beatriz Williams’ Cocoa Beach. (Photo courtesy Justin Henry, Flickr)

When a young mother suddenly becomes a widow, she is left as the sole beneficiary of her husband’s Florida estate. As she learns to navigate a corporation she knows nothing about, she must also raise her daughter and deal with greedy relatives in a tropical boomtown she’s never visited in Beatriz Williams’ gripping novel, Cocoa Beach.  Read more of this post

Some Answers Are ‘Worth Killing For’ in Jane Haseldine’s New Mystery [REVIEW]

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Determined to solve the mystery of her past once and for all, crime reporter Julia Gooden won’t stop digging until she discovers the truth about her brother’s disappearance in Jane Haseldine’s Worth Killing For. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

A young man is brutally murdered and another man seems to have been raised from the dead. Now a tenacious Detroit crime reporter is about to discover that these two incidents may be linked to her own traumatic past and to the one case she’s never been able to reconcile. But at what cost will she pursue the truth? Find out in Jane Haseldine’s nail-biting new mystery, Worth Killing For.  Read more of this post

Danger Lurks Around Every Corner in Tiffany Reisz’s ‘The Lucky Ones’ [REVIEW]

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A lonely little girl finds solace in the home of a kindhearted philanthropist in Tiffany Reisz’s The Lucky Ones. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Thirteen years after she is taken from the only haven she has ever really known, someone from the past reaches out to lure her back to the very place she has tried to forget. Should she accept the invitation? And what will happen to her if she does? Find out in Tiffany Reisz’s delicious new suspense novel, The Lucky Ones.  Read more of this post