Sea to Sky
Author: R.E. Donald
Publisher: Proud Horse Publishing
During what was supposed to be a few days of skiing at the Whistler Mountain resort with an attractive female acquaintance, former homicide detective Hunter Rayne finds himself the prime suspect in the RCMP's hunt for "The Chairlift Killer". Hunter has no choice but to get involved in the investigation in order to clear his name. Meanwhile, trucker Hunter was scheduled to haul a load of freight to Northern California, so he calls up his old friend, biker Dan Sorenson, to take his place behind the wheel. What connects the badass biker from Yreka, California to the most prolific female serial killer in US history? And what happens when dispatcher El Watson ignores Hunter's warning and sends the biker on a search for clues to the motive behind the murder? In the midst of the investigation, Hunter's life gets complicated when the progress of his new relationship is hampered by the appearance of a woman from his troubled past. Sea to Sky is the third novel in the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series.
When a well respected truck driver, the owner of a family trucking business, is found dead in his truck down a steep embankment along the Coquihalla highway, his distraught daughter wants to know why the truck went off the road on a gentle uphill curve. Hunter Rayne, a fellow trucker who was formerly an RCMP homicide investigator, feels compelled to help her find the answer and soon becomes convinced it was no accident. As he uncovers signs of illegal cross border activity originating in a Seattle warehouse, Hunter recruits an old friend, an outlaw biker, to infiltrate what appears to be an international smuggling ring. But while Hunter follows up clues and waits for critical information from his old friend, the wily biker starts to play his own angles. Finally, putting all the pieces together, there in the dark on the same uphill curve on the Coquihalla highway, Hunter risks it all to confront the murderer. Slow Curve on the Coquihalla is the first in a traditional mystery series set on the west coast of North America.
Ice on the Grapevine
Author: R.E. Donald
Publisher: R.E. Donald
Ice on the Grapevine is a traditional mystery featuring Hunter Rayne, a retired homicide detective turned long haul truck driver. The story opens on a July morning with the discovery of a frozen corpse at a brake check just south of the Grapevine Pass in L.A. County. Hunter, who is in southern California making a delivery, is persuaded by his irascible dispatcher, Elspeth Watson, to help clear two fellow truck drivers who are arrested for the murder. His job is made more difficult by the fact that the suspects, a newlywed couple, won't speak up in their own defence. The circumstantial evidence is strong, and a rookie detective from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is eager to score a win. The investigation crosses the Canada-U.S. border when the victim is identified as a second rate musician from Vancouver, and it turns out there were more than a few desperate people happy to see him dead, including the accused couple. Hunter has to use all his investigative skills to uncover the truth.Hunter’s ex-wife maintains that by taking to the highway Hunter is running away from his past, but he believes that the solitude of days on the road is helping him to heal from guilt over the failure of his marriage and the suicide of his best friend. His life gets more complicated when he feels an unwelcome attraction for a lawyer representing one of the accused.Tangled relationships and multiple suspects emerge throughout the novel, as Hunter butts heads with more than one officer of the law to solve the crime.
Former homicide investigator Hunter Rayne follows the white lines north on the Alaska Highway, but a truck breakdown forces him to take an unscheduled stop in Whitehorse, Yukon, where he started his career as a rookie cop. While his Freightliner is awaiting repairs, Hunter takes a side trip to bush Alaska where a chance meeting with a young Alaskan woman reawakens his interest in a baffling cold case. A reclusive trapper and his young girlfriend disappeared from a bloody cabin in 1972, leaving their sled dogs chained outside. Riddles from the past coupled with a recent murder find Hunter back in investigative mode with the blessings of Whitehorse RCMP boss Bartholomew Sam, son of a shaman and Hunter's old friend. He finds himself searching the banks of the mighty Yukon River for a tough old bush woman who may hold the key to more than one bloody death. It's a vivid reminder that the breathtaking beauty of the northern wilderness camouflages its brutal indifference to human life. What readers are saying about Sundown on Top of the World and the Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries: "Very good continuation of a strong series, and the best so far." "I have read and enjoyed all of the Hunter Rayne series. This is the best one to date with more intriguing characters and lots of action ... I'd highly recommend any of R.E. Donald's books, especially this one." "Hunter Rayne mysteries never let you down. Always well written, well edited and, most importantly, very well plotted. Read and savor." "Excellent book, tight plot and well written. The characters are likable and the solution well hidden until the end ... I am hooked " "Another very satisfying read in the Hunter Rayne series. Hunter is a very introspective nuanced character, and the settings and plots are new and refreshing."
Children of The Fog
Author: Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Publisher: Imajin Books
* International & National Bestseller with over 200,000 copies sold worldwide YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO MAKE A DECISION: Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die. Choose! Sadie O'Connell is a bestselling author and a proud mother. But her life is about to spiral out of control. After her six-year-old son Sam is kidnapped by a serial abductor, she nearly goes insane. But it isn't just the fear and grief that is ripping her apart. It's the guilt. Sadie is the only person who knows what the kidnapper looks like. And she can't tell a soul. For if she does, her son will be sent back to her in "little bloody pieces". When Sadie's unfaithful husband stumbles across her drawing of the kidnapper, he sets into play a series of horrific events that sends her hurtling over the edge. Sadie's descent into alcoholism leads to strange apparitions and a face-to-face encounter with the monster who abducted her son--a man known only as...The Fog. *CHILDREN OF THE FOG has a unique tie-in to Tardif`s newest thriller, SUBMERGED. “Tardif spins mystery, suspense, and horror into a page-turning morsel in Children of the Fog.” ―USA Today bestselling author Jean Rabe
Author: Melinda Mullet
Photojournalist by trade, distillery owner by blood, and amateur sleuth by necessity, Abigail Logan learns that murder can’t stay bottled up forever in this charming Whisky Business Mystery. It’s been three months since Abi Logan last checked in on Abbey Glen, the celebrated whisky distillery she inherited. With her oversize wheaten terrier, Liam, by her side, Abi returns to the quaint Scottish village of Balfour. But her relaxing Highland homecoming takes a stressful turn when she unearths an unseemly bit of village history, welcomes a group of Japanese whisky enthusiasts, and becomes shepherdess to an unexpected flock of sheep—all within the first twenty-four hours. Still, nothing’s more stressful than murder. . . . Local celebrity Rory Hendricks is the hotheaded, hard-rocking former frontman of the Rebels—and Abi’s girlhood crush. After meeting him in person, Abi can’t say no to anything he asks, like photographing his upcoming show . . . or figuring out who’s trying to kill him. Turns out someone’s been bumping off his old bandmates, with the drummer dead under mysterious circumstances and the keyboardist in a coma following a hit-and-run. Now a series of threatening messages leads Rory to think he’s next on the chopping block. And the band has a devil’s share of broken hearts and bitter disputes in their past, leaving Abi a huge batch of suspects to sift through—all before the killer takes another shot. Melinda Mullet’s delightful Whisky Business mysteries can be read together or separately. Enjoy responsibly: SINGLE MALT MURDER | DEATH DISTILLED
Franklin and Lucy
Author: Joseph E. Persico
Publisher: Random House
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the twentieth century. While FDR’s official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women–particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd–that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt the day he died in Warm Springs, Georgia, along with two other close women companions. In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd, which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Persico’s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd’s estate that attest to the intensity and scope of the affair. FDR’s connection with Lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR’s life. We come to see more clearly how FDR’s infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor’s eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR’s strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his “surrogate spouse,” Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited. Franklin and Lucy is an extraordinary look at the private life of a leader who continues to fascinate scholars and the general public alike. In focusing on Lucy Rutherfurd and the myriad women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico paints a more intimate portrait than we have heretofore had of this enigmatic giant of American history. From the Hardcover edition.
The Improvement Guide
Author: Gerald J. Langley, Ronald D. Moen, Kevin M. Nolan, Thomas W. Nolan, Clifford L. Norman, Lloyd P. Provost
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This new edition of this bestselling guide offers an integrated approach to process improvement that delivers quick and substantial results in quality and productivity in diverse settings. The authors explore their Model for Improvement that worked with international improvement efforts at multinational companies as well as in different industries such as healthcare and public agencies. This edition includes new information that shows how to accelerate improvement by spreading changes across multiple sites. The book presents a practical tool kit of ideas, examples, and applications.
Concise History of Islam
Author: Muzaffar Husain Syed, Syed Saud Akhtar, B D Usmani
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
In World History, History of Islam is a glorious chapter. In fact, Muslim History involves the history of the Islamic faith as a religion and as a social institution. Through various periods, Islam made many a long stride and its influence spread far-off over the globe. Apart from religion, Muslims made considerable contribution in areas, like philosophy, literature, arts, law, economy, science, medicine and commerce etc. At the academic level, Muslim philosophers, educationists and experts of Islamic law have made great contributions. The evolution of Islam has impacted the political, economic and military history of an enormous geographical region. A century after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) the, Islamic empire extended from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Central Asia in the east. Islamic civilization gave rise to many centers of culture and science and produced notable philosophers, scientists, astronomers, mathematicians, doctors and nurses, during the Golden Age of Islam. In today's world, Islam is one of the major religions and perhaps there is hardly any corner of the world, where Muslims are not found. History of Islam is a vast subject. Here it is in a concise form. This modest work, a comprehensive book in one cover, is an effort in the direction of recording the history of Islam in nutshell, authentically. This excellent book is an asset for all scholars and academics in all spheres of learning.
Ever since they were children, Gillian Hearth has been her sister Frankie's guardian, her sounding board, and her best friend. Together, the Hearth sisters quietly bury their secrets and form a formidable team during any crisis. Purchasing the old Blymhill house with the hopes of turning it into an artists' retreat, the sisters are finally living their dream. But when Frankie's stable ground is rattled by a vengeful ex-boyfriend, an unstable friend from the past shows up unannounced with delusions of intimacy, and a cold case cop starts sniffing around their door, the sisters are forced to wonder how far they will go to keep their secrets safe. Gillian discovers that, this time, her fight is about to land her in the crosshairs of a dangerous predator who will use any means necessary to remove her from the equation. With everything she holds dear under threat, Gillian battles to keep her head above water and her skeletons in the closet.
Author: Toby Neal
Maui is sacred places, ancient artifacts, and the dark lava of the deepest passions. Nothing ever goes easy for detectives Lei Texeira and Michael Stevens. An investigation into heiau desecrations takes a back seat to the emergence of an enemy who targets those closest to them, shrouding the bodies as a calling card. Lei and Stevens face challenges of the body, mind and heart in the the bestselling Lei Crime Series. "Neal is a powerful writer, and her prose is often effortless and elegant." Kirkus Reviews
Author: Christine Kling
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
No Game for a Dame
Author: M. Ruth Myers
Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan out of any scrape - until a stranger threatens to bust her nose and a client lands her in the cross-hairs of a sadistic crime boss. Matching wits against dangerous men, with bits of information from a dimestore waitress, a ragged newsboy and the girls from her rooming house, Maggie follows a path that leaves her drugged, in her car in a ditch. A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie's hat. Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off. A new cop with an unsettling presence suspects her. Finally she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and an equally lethal point-blank killer who tells her snooping is no game for a dame.
Sandprints of Death
Author: Nash Black
Publisher: If Publishing
Jim and Matt Young meet on Seamew Island to recover from accidents that destroyed their careers. They are joined by their brother, Isaiah and Maud Tosh. Who are both seeking a reprieve from love gone wrong. Jim and Maud find the body of a young woman buried under the steps leading to the beach. Matt uncovers the body of an FBI agent wrapped in a sail belonging to a busboy at the hotel. Isaiah gives a recital and while he is performing a maid is murdered though all residents of the hotel attend the concert. Sheriff Towsend is responsible for the safety of the vistors to his familys hotel. He is stymied as no connection can be found among the victims. Have the Kentuckians told him all they know about their grisley discoveries? Will their questions exhume secrets both current and ancient that are best left buried in the shifting sands of the island? They put themselves in the path of a killer while the sheriff is occupied with the destruction of his island from a dreaded Noreaster. Time for the brother is running out faster than the tidal surges that scourge the salt marshes as they race to expose a murderer before their vacation ends in death.Nash Blacks cryptic descriptions leap off the page to paint a stark picture of a barrier islands winter landscape where an assassin is determined to leave no witnesses.
Shelter from the Storm
Author: Anthony P. Dunbar, Tony Dunbar
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
Big-time criminal Willie LaRue flies into New Orleans for a Mardi Gras heist at the First Alluvial Bank, setting off a murderous crime spree that threatens the famous bonhomie of lawyer Tubby Dubonnet's beloved city