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Michael Walters
The Shadow Walker by Michael Walters

The Shadow Walker isn’t your average Murder Mystery full of spine tingling suspense and death. Instead it is a unique hybrid mixing Political Intrigue with Police Procedural Investigation into a rich compelling tale. Even if you aren’t a fan of Murder Mysteries, The Shadow Walker will be nothing short of intriguing as the plot unfolds in Mongolia a land full of mystery, culture, and a burgeoning industry. This expertly written novel will race you across the steppes of this rich and diverse country as the body count continues to climb.

Jackie Fullerton
Revenge Served Cold by Jackie Fullerton

Upon starting the book you are thrust right into the middle of the mystery as you experience the final moments of Elliott Spence‚Äôs life as he meets up with his old college friend Ross Craig and ultimately loses his life from a hit and run. The interesting part of this event is that you read it unfold from both perspectives allowing you to get a full glimpse of the emotions driving the characters. The mystery unfolds from there as …

Tamara Siler Jones
Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones

In the mood for a good murder mystery, perhaps one with a surprisingly high body count and of the dark fantasy persuasion? If so then look no further then Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones. Dubric Bryerly, castellan of Castle Fladorrah, heads this stunningly intense thriller that seamlessly combines forensics and dark magic in a medieval world rich in its own history.

Brent Monahan
The Book of Common Dread by Brent Monahan

The Book of Common Dread was one of those books that I randomly pick-up while at Used Books stores. Actually I think I mainly picked it up because of the short description: a rare-books curator. ancient scrolls, vampires… I mean what more could you want in a novel. By far this is one of the best books I have picked up on a whim.

P.N. Elrod

Although I often find myself reading stories spanning multiple volumes, I occasionally find myself picking up an anthology to check out new author’s writing styles. To be fully honest I more often pick them up to get those short stories that tie into other series I am reading. P.N. Elrod in this collection of short stories pulls together 9 original stories of dark magic and the paranormal. These stand alone stories proved easy to read and grossly entertaining.